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Sidney Spit closed for hunting by aboriginals
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Public access denied due to safety reasons A portion of Sidney Spit in Gulf Islands National Park Reserve will be closed to the public until Feb. 29 to allow for fallow deer hunting by Coast Salish First Nations. The area south of the day-use area at Sidney Spit on Sidney Island will be offlimits to the public during the hunting period, but the mooring buoys and the dayuse area on the spit itself will remain accessible. The routine closure has been happening annually since 2005 as a way to enable Coast Salish people to hunt safely and with a high success rate. According to Parks Canada, the fallow deer hunted on the island are an overpopulated, introduced species. In the absence of natural predators, the deer have damaged the island’s natural environment through excessive grazing. In past, approximately 100 hunters per year have participated in the deer hunt, which provides an additional source of food security for Coast Salish communities. Visit www.pc.gc.ca/ gulfislands or call Gulf Islands National Park Reserve at 1-866-944-1744 for details. reporter@peninsulanews review.com
Potholes on Allbay Road prompt call to Review Don Descoteau News staff
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Allbay Road resident Willi Fanning has taken to spray painting the potholes and ruts on his street, in an attempt to both warn neighbours of areas to avoid, and prompt the Town of Sidney into repairing the damage. The municipality says it will look into the road damage.
Willi Fanning is an exception to his fellow residents on Allbay Road in Sidney. He is no doubt one of few people to regularly traverse the tucked-away road on the north edge of Roberts Bay on a precision road racing bicycle, complete with lightweight rims and ever-so-narrow tires. The condition of the pavement on Allbay in the section near his home is rutted, cracked and interspersed with potholes, all of which force him to ride on the wrong side of the road to reach his house. Having complained about the road condition in the past and seen crews do intermittent patch jobs, he’s upset that the Town of Sidney’s work schedule doesn’t include a repaving of the roadway until 2015. “I think I’m living in the best area of Sidney,” he said, “but the condition of the road is terrible.” Even when he drives his van on the road, he added, the bumps leave him all shook up. Fanning has sprayed around some of the deeper holes with
brightly coloured paint, to give drivers and cyclists the heads up about the ruts and holes. The paint only lasts about as long as one good rain and gets washed away, he said. Fanning’s neighbour Jim McLeod, who lives next door with his 91-year-old mother, said she is leery about walking on the street due to the condition of the pavement. “Her doctor has told her to go walking for her health, (but) she doesn’t want to go out there with a walker. It’s tough, because her mobility is not so good,” McLeod said. Sidney’s administrator Murray Clarke was surprised to hear Fanning had gone to the media first with his concerns. He clarified that the work plan doesn’t call for complete repaving of that section of Allbay Road until 2020, five years after storm, sanitary sewer and water lines are designated to be replaced. The plan does call for a patching of the top surface on sections dug up for the various lines. But Clarke was prepared to be accommodating, saying that if a group of residents feel the work should be done now, the municipality would send a crew out to have a look. “If it’s warranted, we’d just refer it to the engineering department (for repairs),” he said. firstname.lastname@example.org
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On the lookout The Citizens on Patrol Society enhances policing in Sidney and North Saanich Christine van Reeuwyk News staff
Joanne Egan slips around Sidney and North Saanich streets seemingly unnoticed. She always has a partner in the car seat next to her and a cellphone on hand. “You’re alert, you’re looking,” she says. “I’m always exhausted the next day.” Egan is a member of the Citizens on Patrol Society that keeps watch over the area. “We get in our own vehicles and we drive around for four hours,” she says. “Anything we see that’s out of the ordinary, we call it in and the police take over.” On nearly every shift Egan makes a call to dispatch to report something. The volunteers are always on the lookout for the obvious – such as illegal beachfires – or situations where their intuition throws up a red flag. Egan and her husband started volunteering after retirement. In her career, Egan worked in a civilian capacity alongside police and felt the COPS program was a good fit. “I wanted to give back to the community,” she says. “It’s a very nice feeling to be patrolling in this community. It feels like a very safe community to me.” The first patrol went out in July 2009, in response to Sidney-North Saanich RCMP’s tackling of the vandalism problem. “We started as a result of Sgt. (Wayne) Conley’s desire for a patrol program to
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Joanne Egan, left, Sgt. Wayne Conley and Bill Rothery are just three cogs in the wheel of the Citizens on Patrol Society, which sees residents patrolling area streets keeping watch for unusual or suspicious activities. be a set of eyes and ears for the uniformed members,” says society president and founding member Bill Rothery, who worked 22 years as a civil member with the Esquimalt Police Department. In conjunction with the Town of Sidney and the town’s Police Advisory Committee, of which Rothery was a member, they researched and implemented COPS. “It’s a partnership between the town, police and volunteers, collaborating together to enhance public safety and reduce property crime,” says Conley. “Right from the get-go, there was total support from the Town of Sidney. They made it a priority.” The objectives for COPS are to reduce crime against property and people, reduce graffiti and enhance traffic and pedestrian safety. “They help focus on some specific areas to make the community safer,” Conley says.
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Alongside other policing strategies, the volunteer program is having an impact, he says, with three straight years of reductions in vandalism. “It’s very difficult to measure … but what I see is we have volunteers who care about their community. And we know that the community and police have to work together. It’s an added enhancement to policing.” At the start of a shift the volunteers go out with a bag of supplies: flashlights, fire extinguisher, high-visibility vest, clipboard with report forms and a gas card, GPS and computer. With the laptop, COPS volunteers participate in the Stolen Auto Recovery program run by ICBC. They routinely check license plates in search of stolen cars. At the end of the shift, the volunteers complete an observations report that goes back to the local detachment, providing another resource for officers.
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No funds for deer plan Kyle Slavin News staff
Not one penny. That’s how much financial support the Capital Regional District can expect from the province to help tackle problems with the region’s burgeoning deer population. A report presented to the CRD’s planning, transportation and protective services committee on Oct. 27 stated that “no financial resources would be available” from the Ministry of Environment to support a deer management plan. “I believe it has to be a multipronged approach. I see the province, ICBC and ourselves — as the Capital Region — implementing probably a three-stage solution,” said Oak Bay Mayor Christopher Causton. He suggests the first stage would involve an education campaign and stricter bylaws around feeding the animals. The second would be a tranquilization and relocation of deer and the third would be a selective cull. “The municipalities have to agree to a plan and then the province needs to indicate they’re taking this seriously now. It can’t go on exploding,” he said. The issue around deer management resurfaced at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in September where Causton chaired a panel meeting on the subject. The CRD report doesn’t offer suggestions for managing the deer. It includes one recommendation: to
prepare terms of reference for a plan and seek out funding partnerships. Sean Pendergast, a wildlife biologist with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, says the City of Cranbrook’s “community-owned management plan” is an effective approach to alleviating the issue. Greater Victoria’s issues, he said, are the result of urban spread. “We’ve done a very good job in our urban and rural areas of eliminating all predators … so the deer numbers are able to increase unencumbered,” Pendergast said. “And hunting is becoming less acceptable, even legal hunting practices, so really the only predator they have these days is automobiles.” Relocation isn’t in the best interests of the animal, he said. It puts them at a disadvantage, survivalwise. “But quite often (relocation is) a public desire before even mentioning a cull.” The province is willing to provide staff support through the planning process and allow for the borrowing of equipment – clover traps, net guns, tranquilizers – during the implementation. “I think we’ve lit a bit of a fire under the CRD – things are moving along,” Causton said, acknowledging that he first asked regional staff to look at a management plan a year ago. “We’ve got to step up from what we’ve got now, which is nothing.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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Team Vector warms up during the Harbour Road Fall Classic road hockey event, which raised money for the United Way of Greater Victoria.
Road games raise cash raiser included teams from Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites, as well as Vector Yacht Services. Cheering could be heard down the street and across to the Van Isle marina, prompting spectators to investigate what all the excitement was about. In the end, Team Vector was victori-
After a few-day rain delay, Team Vector defeated all comers in the Harbour Road Fall Classic street hockey tournament. Raven Marine Services at 2266 Harbour Rd. provided the pavement on Oct. 25 and area employees assembled four teams to battle for the coveted trophy and raise money for the United Way of Greater Victoria. The fourth annual fund-
ous with a 3-2 win over Marcia’s Meteors. Vector Yacht Services on Harbour Road are proud holders of the rather hefty handbuilt, propeller trophy. The fundraiser also included a barbecue, bake sale and raffle. The event raised close to $1,000 for the charity, pushing the fouryear total to nearly $4,000. reporter@peninsulanews review.com
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Leonard Sherwood, left, joins his wife, Gloria, and brother, Eric Jr., walking along the Eric Sherwood Trail near the Panorama Recreation Centre. The trail was recently named after the men’s father. Christine van Reeuwyk/ News staff
Trail honours rec pioneer Eric Sherwood was an integral part of Panorama centre Christine van Reeuwyk News staff
Don Caverley can almost envision the late Eric Sherwood walking the trail that curves around Panorama Recreation Centre. In fact, he happily spent a few minutes this week walking the one-kilometre trail with Sherwood family members Eric Jr., Leonard and Leonard’s wife, Gloria. “They were saying, ‘This is something dad would’ve really liked, because it’s very quiet and very natural’,” Caverley said. The Peninsula Recreation Commission named the fitness trail in honour of Sherwood, a driving force for the creation of the centre and former North Saanich mayor. He died in 2009. “Eric was an original commission member back in 1977 and he was truly a community focused leader,” said Ian Hennigar, senior manager at Panorama Recreation Centre. “He was also a resident with a vision
“… he preferred being alderman, where he could stir up trouble, rather than being mayor, where he had to keep the peace.” – Alice Finall
to provide a healthy community on the Peninsula. And that’s what we see today is the legacy of Eric’s vision.” Said Caverley, who spearheaded the naming project, “Eric had the vision, the foresight to see that something could be coupled with the North Saanich municipality.” Eric Sherwood grew up in England and worked in steel mills before coming to Canada. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a wireless operator/ air gunner. In North Saanich he was a businessman, running a TV and radio servicing business, as well as being elected to council. “Eric was a long-time mem-
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ber of the community, having become a Canadian citizen in 1959,” said Caverley. “He was a very, very strong advocate for agricultural land preservation and for recreation. For kicks, if I could use that reference, he liked to play the piano.” North Saanich Mayor Alice Finall recalled that Sherwood, after he left office, was the “energetic organizer of the annual Sidney/North Saanich cricket match.” He also served as president of the North Saanich ratepayers group, was a Legionniare and volunteered with the local air cadets group. “He was a man who always cared about his community and did something about it,” Finall said. “I did note in his memorial that he preferred being alderman, where he could stir up trouble, rather than being mayor, where he had to keep the peace.” reporter@peninsulanews review.com
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Central Saanich council passed third reading of a bylaw to allow a small subdivision at 1196 Dignan Rd. At a public hearing, neighbours expressed concern that the design plans be adhered to and that promises made by the district and developer be kept. “(The property) could be subdivided to allow two homes of 4,000 square feet or it could allow one 8,000-sq.-ft. home,” Des Basset of Vic Davies Architecture said of the existing zoning. The new plans call for five 1,600-sq.-ft. that he called “appropriate to the size of existing
homes in the neighbourhood.” District staff will bring the bylaw forward for final adoption at a future council meeting.
New Verdier Park facilities to be constructed New washrooms will be built in Verdier Park near the Mill Bay ferry terminal. The District of Central Saanich recently awarded the contract to Saanichton Developments for $71,645. The construction will be partially funded by an anonymous donation of $50,000. The building will be a simple, 240-sq.-ft. structure with two stalls, and will have a vandal-resistant design.
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North Saanich Voters are encouraged to take advantage of the Advanced Voting Opportunities listed below to avoid possible waiting times on General Voting Day. ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open to all qualified electors of the District of North Saanich on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 and Wednesday, November 16, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the following location: North Saanich Municipal Hall 1620 Mills Road GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of the District of North Saanich on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at North Saanich Municipal Hall 1620 Mills Road. For more information please visit www.northsaanich.ca or contact Curt Kingsley, Chief Election Officer or Jackie Gretchen, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-656-0781 during regular office hours.
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Have a voice in Sidney’s future! This election year we have been so fortunate to have eleven excellent people who have offered to give their time to sit on the Town of Sidney council or act as Mayor.
Mayor candidates: Jack Barker and Larry Cross Council candidates: Marilyn Loveless Mervyn Lougher-Goodey Steve Price Melissa Hailey Lois Weaver Michael Barwick Garry Crispin Tim Chad Kenny Podmore
If you had the opportunity to attend the “All Candidates” meeting at the Mary Winspear Centre sponsored by the Sidney Business Association, you would have come away with some insight into what each candidate has to offer in moving forward to complete the vision for Sidney. We have wonderful waterfront walkways, parks, and art and cultural venues. We now need to focus on building our business community to sustain these wonderful special things we all enjoy. We need to draw in people, businesses and industries into both downtown Sidney and Sidney West as we move forward in our plan to make Sidney a happy and prosperous place to work, live and play. Working together we can achieve almost anything we strive for.
Sidney has come a long way from the time when an article was written in the Times Colonist many years ago which started by the comment – I have been asked to write an article on Sidney, What can I say “dull and boring Sidney”. My how that comment spurned us on to change this concept of Sidney! We haven’t looked back since. We started the market which has not only put Sidney on the map, but has made our town a Thursday night destination for people from across the country. It has become a main source of advertising for the businesses of Sidney and the surrounding area. As people attend the market they discover our wonderful shops, restaurants, coffee shops, waterfront walkways and arts and culture venues. Most of us could not afford this type of advertising. We pay only the small price of sharing Beacon Ave. with several thousand people one evening a week for two months of the year and we enjoy the benefits of new clients all year long. Once people discover us on Thursday night many return bringing family and friends on other days to stroll our streets and waterfront walkways, shop in our stores and dine in one of our many fine restaurants. Sidney has also been so fortunate in having the Shaw Discovery Centre on our waterfront, a fascinating place which draws tourists to our town but also offers incredible educational experiences for children and adults alike. It is time to choose who we wish to assist and guide us in keeping down town Sidney and Sidney West moving forward together in a positive, prosperous manner. Who are the best people to bring every one together so we are all working for the good of Sidney? As we all know “Together we conquer – divided we fall” We have done a lot of falling these last few years and it is time to step up to the plate and pull our weight to protect our town’s business communities. Everyone please come out and cast your vote on November 17. (early voting is available on Nov. 9 and the 16th at town hall). Be well informed and choose carefully. Our business community is depending on your decision. A message from the Sidney Business Association
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New schools are just the start It came as an early Christmas gift to the region but it’s also just one step in repairing a provincial education system that has appeared a little tattered as of late. Education Minister George Abbott announced earlier this week what many people have been waiting to hear for years: Belmont secondary will be replaced in a new location and a new high school will be built in Royal Bay. Abbott also confirmed that the province will help fund the replacement of Oak Bay High to the tune of $50 million. Combine that project with the budget for the West Shore schools, estimated to cost $100 million, and many local tradespeople can count on being employed for years. Replacing Belmont is long overdue. Maintenance staff in the Sooke School District have done yeoman service to keep the patchwork of buildings in safe and working order. Duct tape fixes, a long-running joke at the school, are but a minor problem. The city block-long structure needs a seismic overhaul. To the relief of school staff and district trustees, the Education Ministry wisely opted to build two schools, as opposed to a single building, which was hinted at earlier this year. A long and often frustrating lobbying campaign by trustees, superintendents, students and local politicians played no small role in swaying the highest levels of government to release capital funding. As acknowledged by Abbott, in this case the squeaky wheel does indeed get the grease. His announcement also shows the B.C. Liberals will hand out money for good projects, regardless of the political stripes of area MLAs. And that might be the bigger message. Our province once had a reputation across Canada for the quality of our education system. Sadly, after decades of political partisanship creeping into the system, B.C. no longer enjoys that reputation. It’s time to push back against any agenda that doesn’t have students as the top priority in our education system. Schools should not be built simply to impress voters and extend a government’s mandate. These institutions are vital for the future of our province and decisions affecting them are truly larger than politics. What do you think? Give us your comments by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Teachers leaving parents in dark with money for their incidental I’ve been really steaming this expenses, not to mention the cost week with the latest news out of of extra-curricular and out-of-school teacherland, that the report cards activities. The reality of that needmy kids will bring home this month to-work scenario is that will be little more than many parents don’t have glorified attendance much chance to sit down records. with teachers for an hour The idea that fully or so right after school, as filled-out report cards, the teacher’s union is sugwith letter grades and gesting they do. comments thoughtfully (I For certain, email has hope) prepared with my been a great addition to kids in mind, are strictly the teacher-parent commuan administrative duty nication system, but not does more to damage the all teachers are tech-savvy teachers’ public relations efforts than make any Don Descoteau or willing to take that valuable step in connecting kind of negotiating point. Humble Pie with parents. Sure, the ploy is a Luckily, my son’s teacher union strategy aimed at continues to send out updates on disrupting the system and making what the class is working on and things difficult for administrators what deadlines are coming up for – that’s principals and vice-princlass projects. In my experience cipals, many of whom teach too. over the years of my children’s But rather than just annoying the heck out of their bosses and leaving schooling, this is somewhat rare – an educator who understands the them with more work to do, it has demands placed on parents and the net effect of frustrating parents makes an extra effort to involve who look to report cards for a sign them in the process. of how their children are progressFor those parents who haven’t ing. taken the opportunity to either Perhaps the teachers’ union doesn’t realize how important these meet with their child’s teacher or carefully read the aforementioned written signposts are to working emails, report cards not only proparents. vide a sign of their child’s academic These days it’s very common to progress, they can be an indicator see households where both parof other things that aren’t attached ents, or the lone parent in some to a letter grade, such as work habcases, work full time to make its, social interaction or leadership ends meet. Kids are expensive to abilities. feed and clothe and be provided
It’s nice to know whether your best efforts as a parent are paying off somehow, especially at times when the job of keeping your child on track with their schoolwork gets particularly tough. The other day my partner and I were commiserating about how we expect our kids to be self-motivated, at least a little bit, to get their work done without near-constant supervision. We realize parents need to provide a home environment for children to be able to succeed, and need to be available as often as possible when they ask for help. But sometimes that’s easier said than done, especially when work commitments come into play, and believe me, kids rarely ask for help. It may seem at times unfair that we rely on teachers, who spend as much time with our children as we do, to help us keep our kids on track. Given that reality, I will always argue that teachers’ work should be highly valued. That said, I am making a plea to the teachers’ union to reverse its decision on filling out report cards, at least by next term if negotiations continue to go nowhere. Hopefully, an acknowledgement of teachers’ importance in the three-way relationship that includes students and parents will convince them to do so. Don Descoteau is the editor of the Oak Bay News. email@example.com
‘The reality is many parents don’t have much chance to sit down with teachers.’
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Spider-Man mantra should apply to affluent CEOs Re: Nothing wrong with rewarding hard workers (Letters, Oct. 21). This letter writer is entitled to his own opinion and there may be “nothing wrong with rewarding hard workers,” but there is everything wrong in thinking this way and cruising through life totally blind to all the suffering, poverty and injustice to those who do not have wealth and fortune attached to their namesake. Yes, many people have worked extremely hard for the things they have in life, but there are many people in this world who go hungry every single day, who live with AIDS, whose cars are their homes, or who simply sleep cold on the streets. A well-known line from the movie Spider-Man is appropriate here: “With great power comes great responsibility.” And therefore I believe all the hard workers who earn a disgusting amount for the jobs they do every day (some
justified, others not) should reach out to those in need, and do good with their affluence. Spread the love, man, not the greed. Laura Bates Victoria
Math doesn’t work for reader’s proposed pay scale process Re: CEOs’ hard-earned wealth should be shared with employees (Letters, Oct. 28) I agree with B. Horsfall’s letter that CEOs should share their wealth with their employees. But where is your math? Each employee should get 10 per cent of the CEO’s pay – $200,000 if the CEO gets paid $2 million? That means, 10 employees will share the CEO’s wealth. But what about the other hundreds or perhaps thousands of employees? They don’t get even one extra dollar?
The idea is good but the application needs work. Ulrike Locklin Victoria
Protests are against wealth concentration, not hard workers Re: Nothing wrong with rewarding hard workers (Letters, Oct. 21). The letter writer asks what’s wrong with a system that rewards hard-working entrepreneurs who end up employing thousands of people, and he’s right: hard work deserves rewards. What critics of the current system decry, however, is the concentration of wealth at the top, not the fact that anyone has wealth at all. Owning a spacious home, eating well and providing a secure future for your family are all signs of wealth. Owning a yacht, driving a $75,000 car and flashing
diamonds are signs of grandeur. They are not necessities, and their absence shouldn’t be an impediment to a go-getter. Innovative thinkers such as Steve Jobs or Jim Pattison thrive on success, not on promises of ostentatious selfaggrandizement; raising their tax rate to bring everyone else up a bit wouldn’t steer them away from business exploits that employ many. What is sinisterly implicit in arguments against increased parity of wealth is the assertion that millionaires have earned every cent through superhuman effort and the poor have earned their sad lot through unparalleled laziness. Neither is true: most needy people have worked extremely hard their whole lives, and many wealth-hoarders are rich through questionable business ethics, greed, and luck. R. Bernardi Victoria
Readers respond: school funds, feeding families An open letter to premier on education funding Honourable Christy Clark: I support B.C. teachers. I believe they have a right to negotiate the terms and conditions of their employment. This talk of locking out teachers is ridiculous. Teachers have chosen job action that has relatively little effect on families and continue to teach our children. With talk of locking out teachers, the government threatens to stop teaching our children and disrupt families. Further, children are the future of our society and should be one of our first priorities — this means proper funding for their education. As my son entered kindergarten last year I was shocked and appalled that the principal needed to ask the Parent Advisory Committee to purchase chairs for the school.
Schools should be able to purchase items such as chairs and books out of the school operating funds, yet we have to fundraise for such items. As fundraising is needed to make up the slack in funding, it sets up a dynamic of haves and have nots: public schools in less affluent areas have a much harder time fundraising and end up with a much smaller budget than public schools in more affluent areas. Premier Clark, you have promised to put families first. Supporting teachers and properly funding our school system should be a prime part of your plan to put families first. I urge you to support families by supporting teachers and providing appropriate funding to schools. Conan Webb Esquimal
Hungry kids points to economic issues Re: Grants cuts from program to feed needy kids (www.vicnews. com) There were at least two things in the article that pushed me to comment. First, I take exception to the quoted statement by Tertia Yates that stigmatizes parents who receive welfare. She claims that some make an “easy trip to the pub” rather than buy enough groceries to make lunch for their children.” This seems to be gratuitously supporting the blame-the-victim mentality that is paving the way for the slashing of our social programs. Next, while mentally applauding Kids Klub for their generous work and the school district for its lunch program, I was stopped by the underlying questions: Why are there so many hungry school-age children in Victoria? And what about the
parents and younger siblings? Aren’t they hungry, too? Why are they hungry? Yates said she blames worsening economic times and unemployment (along with the above-mentioned parents on welfare). And yes, those are symptoms of something going wrong. But what’s the cause? We need to restructure our society so that it is for the 100 per
cent. For all of us — we shouldn’t be split into the top 10 per cent and the bottom 90 per cent. There is enough for everyone, if we care enough. I give thanks to the People’s Assembly in Centennial Square for caring. They are peacefully standing up for the need for change. Sumitra McMurchy Victoria
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N. Saanich candidates divided on issues Christine van Reeuwyk News staff
Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce president John Treleaven called it the ultimate “employment interview.” Eight of the nine candidates for North Saanich council sat before more than 200 residents at the Saanich Peninsula Presbyterian Church last week, fielding questions covering topics from fire halls to seniors housing during the all-candidates forum. As the final council hopeful finished her introduction, a pager sounded in the back of the room. A half-dozen volunteer firefighters left on a call. They returned a short time later, just in time to hear candidates answer a question surrounding last spring’s referendum over the district’s borrowing to rebuild North Saanich’s Wain Road fire hall. Residents voted 77 per cent in favour of doing so. All of the candidates agreed that if the money was available, the new hall should be built. Jack Thornburgh and Celia Stock both admitted they voted “yes” in the referendum. That was as hot as things got, though the room got a bit stuffy, as candidates answered questions ranging from what issues would threaten to divide the community, to senior’s housing. “There’s going to be a few divisive issues,” said Celia Stock, giving municipal amalgamation as an example. Conny McBride and Dunstan Browne both see the Sandown proposal as a major “divisive” issue in the district. “The municipality, they’re either going to be landlords or they’re going to be farmers,” McBride said. Other divisive issues suggested by the candidates included “Finding a balance,” according to Thornburgh, who referred to taxes and spending, another top answer. “The issue of fiscal responsibility,” added Craig Mearns. Ted Izard harkened back to his role on the advi-
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sory planning commission, when development proposals for the Canora Road area came to council. “They’re going to surface again,” he said. “How we deal with that is a good question.” “Allocation of resources,” said Elsie McMurphy. “If I look back (issues) have sprung up when (there was) a gap between what was promised and what was delivered.” To support or not support seniors-only housing was also on the agenda. The question focused on whether a seniors-only model was the best housing to support in the district. “We just don’t have the infrastructure,” Mearns said. “We don’t have sidewalks and gutters and street lamps … seniors want to be where they can walk.” “Aging in place is a challenge for North Saanich,” McMurphy said. “The needs of people vary so greatly.” “Most people who want to move into a facility would find North Saanich too sparse,” Izard said. “We don’t have the provisions,” Browne said. “The seniors that are here can cope with their requirements. If they don’t, they go to Sidney.” “It’s really a shame they have to leave and go to Sidney,” McBride responded during her turn answering the question. “As a first step you need to have public transportation available,” Collier said. “That’s what we need to work on.” reporter@peninsulanews review.com
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Timing the equity market can be a mugâ€™s game In an attempt to chase the bestpossible portfolio returns, is timing the market a smart approach, or a mugâ€™s game? Some investors will brag that they sold all equity holdings in May to take advantage of historical summer market slowdowns, and enjoyed success by buying back in October. Others gloat that they hit a home run buying and selling a stock at â€œjust the right time.â€? Unfortunately, for most investors, such anecdotes of random and scattered success are most often the exception rather than the rule. It has, in fact, been conclusively shown over the past 15 years that individual investors who traded frequently in an attempt to chase the market, achieved grossly
underperforming results. Some studies indicate that returns averaged less than half those of the simple market index. Today, rather than trying to beat them, many low-cost ExchangeTraded Fund (ETF) products track the performance of a wide variety of indexes. ETFs in a portfolio can enjoy an annual Management Expense Ratio (MER) as low as 0.07 per cent. The prudent investor is wise to consider these products as a long-term alternative to using market-chasing or markettiming strategies. In 56 years ending in May 2010, the Standard and Poor/Toronto Stock Exchange composite index has enjoyed 12 distinct bull markets and has suffered through 12 bear markets. It has been, and
Over this 56-year will remain, impossible period, the bull markets, to predict either the with an average duration beginning or the end of 44 months, produced of these inevitable ups nine months and lost 28 and downs in the broad per cent of value. These equity market. Yet that is numbers clearly illusexactly what an investor trate the risks of trying is attempting when tryto time the market. The ing to time the market. long average duration If top bankers and of bull markets would economists canâ€™t agree Peter Dolezal have produced for the on the timing of these inevitable market fluc- Financial Savvy investor who remained invested in the index, a tuations, an individual investorâ€™s attempt to do so is more compound annual average return of more than 10 per cent. akin to gambling than investing. In 2008/2009, this same index In studying these major historical market swings, a compelling plunged 43 per cent over the ninefact emerges in favour of remain- month period between July 2008 ing invested for the long-term, in and March 2009. Many investors a well-diversified quality portfolio, panicked and sold all or some of their holdings. Unless they were rather than skipping in and out.
incredibly lucky and bought when the upturn began, they missed a significant part of the 50-per-cent market increase that occurred in the following 15 months. When investing in equities, no magic approach exists which guarantees consistent returns. In an attempt to chase opportunities, trading frequently is not the answer. More often than not, such an approach will, over the long term, reduce potential returns. Peter Dolezal is a retired executive and current financial consultant. The information in this column is for information purposes only. The suggestions in this column may not be suitable for everyone. Contact an independent financial advisor before making any investment decisions.
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Traffic backed up for nearly an hour after a crash on the Pat Bay Highway Oct. 28. Around 2 p.m., when roads were soggy, two vehicles were involved in a crash near the Tanner Road turnoff. A Central Saanich woman driving northbound on the highway was struck by a southbound vehicle as she turned left onto Tanner. The woman was taken to hospital with injuries, while the other driver was treated at the scene. Police are still investigating.
Though Oct. 31 was quiet in Central Saanich, with just a few calls about fireworks, sounds of firecrackers and youths, pre-Halloween parties kept police busy. In the early hours of Oct. 30, officers were called to the 6200-block of Robin Way for a complaint of noise and people spilling out onto the roadway. When officers arrived, they discovered the homeowner had shut the party down and the noise was from partiers leaving. A short time later, around 2 a.m., officers headed out to East Saanich Road near Jeffree Road for a complaint of people laying on the roadway. Officers again found several people walking, likely leaving a nearby party. Officers drove two people home for safety reasons.
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A Central Saanich man is without his car after being stopped by police on Oct. 30 around 10 p.m. An officer on patrol in Saanichton saw a vehicle without a licence plate and pulled the driver over in the 7700-block of Central Saanich Road. The driver showed signs of alcohol consumption, police said, and after a roadside screening he was issued an immediate 90-day roadside prohibition. The vehicle was also impounded for 30 days.
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Things were pretty quiet in Sidney on Halloween, leaving the extra officers put on shift by Sidney North Saanich RCMP with a lessthan-taxing workload. It was a typical Oct. 31, according to RCMP, with a few fireworks seizures and big kids scaring littler kids and calls of possible impaired drivers.
Central Saanich firefighters were called to a home on Ferguson Road around 9 a.m. on Nov. 1. They discovered a hot-water tank had shorted out, filling the home with noxious smoke. They quickly extinguished what little flame there was.
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Cats come back tonight Peninsula Panthers and Kerry Park Islanders play the final in a three-game series tonight at Panorama Recreation Centre. The two VIJHL clubs battle at Panorama Recreation Centre at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. The Panthers defeated the Islanders 4-3 on Oct. 28 on home ice. The Panthers sit in second place in their division â€” behind the Victoria Cougars â€” with seven wins, six losses and an overtime loss. They face Oceanside in Parksville tomorrown night. Visit panthers.vijhl. com to follow the team online. email@example.com
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Wakeskater Taylor Hanley performs a flip on Elk Lake. McNight and the committee oversee towed watersports in B.C. and are based in Esquimalt on Admirals Road. McNight figures about 15 per cent of wakeboarders are wakeskating. In fact, the sport has actually been around since the late â€™90s but is mostly big in Florida and the U.S., the home of pro wakesports. The opportunity to do more tricks on a wakeskate,
like spinning the board underfoot while in mid-air, is what attracted Hanley to the sport four years ago. â€œI wakeboarded a lot but thereâ€™s just so much more freedom on a wakeskate, I never went back.â€? Still, despite being national champion and with a few sponsors already, the money isnâ€™t enough to keep the Claremont grad afloat. Hanley is apprenticing as an electrician
and hopes to make it to Florida next year, where pro wakeboarders like Saanichâ€™s Kevin Henshaw have a permanent residence. Fortunately for Hanley, he wonâ€™t have to practise alone. Three years ago he convinced his girlfriend to take up the sport. Hayley Zedel had no board riding experience when Hanley insisted she try wakeskating. â€œI couldnâ€™t stand up,â€? said Zedel, a UVIc student who graduated from Stellyâ€™s in June. â€œWe had to put me on a wakeboard until I got the hang of the muscle memory out there. Then I switched back and itâ€™s been wakeskating ever since.â€? Zedel tied for second of the four girls who competed in wakeskating at the championships in Kamloops, and she won the provincials in Deep Cove (Vancouver) earlier this summer. The two continue riding the warmer waters of the fall, with neoprene socks and gloves as they continue into the colder months. Most often they wakeskate behind a Sea-Doo on Elk Lake but they try to make as many trips to Sproat Lake as possible. And now that Hanley has a winch, he can turn any old bog into a water park.
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Travis Paterson If itâ€™s a body of water, Taylor Hanley can ride it. From roadside ponds to Elk Lake, the flexibility of wakeskating means even a flooded culvert is ideal for the new sport. Wakeskating is a cross between wakeboarding and skateboarding. The â€œskaterâ€? is pulled by a boat, Sea-Doo or even a 30-metre winch, and skims the surface of the water on a board with no bindings. Wakeskaters even wear ordinary sneakers. â€œThe better they drain, the better theyâ€™ll work,â€? said 19-year-old Hanley. â€œNike makes some mesh shoes but if thereâ€™s nothing else, Vanâ€™s classics will do.â€? In August, Hanley flipped his way to a national title at the 2011 Canadian Wake Championship on the Thompson River in Kamloops. Most events involved wakeboarding as wakeskating has yet to â€œblow up,â€? Hanley said. â€œWakeskating has grown rapidly over the last five years but its still under the wakeboarding (category),â€? said Kim McNight, executive director of Water Ski and Wakeboard B.C. â€œWakeboarding is still growing, but wakeskating is growing faster.â€?
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The Palm Court Light Orchestra will enchant an audience at the Charlie White Theatre. Some Enchanted Evening will feature Vancouver baritone Andrew Greenwood. The orchestra salutes American musical theatre with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, The King & I , and Oklahoma. The show also includes selections by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, and Stephen Sondheim’s Gypsy. Soloist Greenwood has enjoyed a career in Canada and Europe. His Canadian credits include Victoria, Vancouver and Edmonton operas and performances with the Victoria, Vancouver, Prince George and Kamloops symphonies. For his debut with the Palm Court Light Orchestra, Greenwood will perform Oh What a Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma, O’l Man River from Showboat, Jerome Kern’s All The Things You Are, It’s a Grand Night For Singing and The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha. The orchestra concludes the concert with selections from Les Miserables. Some Enchanted Evening is in the Charlie White Theatre on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at the Mary Winspear box office at 250-656-0275. Submitted photo
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Actors Richard Warwick (David Fisher), Miss Bennet (Katya Delancey), Jan Warwick (Nevada Prinz) and Laura Warwick (Kathy Makovichuk) will keep audiences guessing in the Peninsula Players’ The Unexpected Guest.
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Peninsula Players is breaking in its 60th season with an ‘aha’ moment. “Agatha Christie produces one of her famous surprise endings in this one,” said Sid Clarke. Clarke directs the community theatre groups’ presentation of the Agatha Christie whodunit The Unexpected Guest. “In terms of its outcome it’s proved to be quite a polished performance,” Clarke said. “We’re in 60th year now so we hope to put on a pretty good show.” There’s experience in the lead roles with Kathy Macovichuk as Laura Warwick. “She puts on quite a performance,” Clarke said. “She has quite a bit of experience. It shows.” Macovichuk, in her first role with the Players, has experience with St. Luke’s Players and in the Langham Court Theatre productions of The Odd Couple, Silver Dagger and Picnic. She was also part of several productions in Calgary before moving to Victoria a few years ago. Supporting her is Perry Burton as Michael Starkwedder, also in his first Peninsula Players performance. Burton also has extensive experience, performing across Canada for decades. He settled in Victoria three years ago and has performed with St. Luke’s, Langham Court
and Shakespeare in the Summer. Clarke’s skill as a director is also a key ingredient, according to producer producer Chantelle Schieven. “He has such a way of really pulling out of the actors what he really wants. He has an idea of who the character is and how to really pull and develop that character,” Schieven said. The Unexpected Guest opens as a stranger walks into a house to find a man murdered and his wife standing over him with a gun. But the woman is dazed and her confession unconvincing. Rather than report her to the authorities, the unexpected guest decides to help her blame the murder on an intruder, someone with a clear motive to kill. Christie keeps the crowd puzzling and guessing to the very end. At least first audiences of the Peninsula Players’ version did. “It was very well received,” Schieven said of the first performances. “The audiences that came, they really seemed to enjoy it.” Fresh off performances at The Berwick in Saanich, they’ll shift to the stage at The Centre in Brentwood Bay before working
it to the large stage of the Charlie White Theatre. “I was doing sound for the last show in the back of the theatre and after it was over, I had a couple people get up and say ‘that was just a good show’,” she said. “It goes through a twist of whodunit. and I think that’s the biggest thing. That ‘aha’ moment.” Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors/students available at The Centre, or Charlie White Theatre in advance, or at the door 30 minutes prior to curtain. Visit peninsulaplayers.bc.ca to buy tickets online. Tickets for the Charlie White shows will be buy-one-get-one for veterans in honour of Remembrance Day. “It’s important to bring that in because we’re performing that day,” Schieven said. The Unexpected Guest runs at The Centre, 1229 Clarke Rd. in Brentwood Bay on Nov. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Performances in the Charlie White Theatre are Nov. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. email@example.com
60 years of community theatre Peninsula Players’ 60th season continues with what has become a Chrstmas tradition, the pantomime. This year they’ll offer Robin Hood — the panto written and directed by
Allan Haynes, Dec. 9 to 29. In March, the Players have planned to bring mirth and murder with Ron Clarke and Sam Bobrick’s Murder at the Howard Johnson’s. Matt Watson will direct.
The season is set to end with a little laughter, with Alan Aykroyd’s How the Other Half Loves, directed by Sid Clarke. Visit peninsulaplayers. bc.ca for updated schedules and ticket sales.
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Actors love their Lucy Don Descoteau News staff
Taking an idea and running with it was the evolution of the Canadian College of Performing Arts’ upcoming event and fundraiser. The Lucille Ball, a tribute to the late comedienne and madcap star of stage and TV, began with an idea to auction off an item of memorabilia. “Richard Lucas, a talent agent in Vancouver who ended up teaching on our faculty, has an authentic Lucille Ball gown and he wanted it to go to charity,” said college director Ron Schuster. After conversations around how to best do that, they came up with the idea to host an allLucy event in Victoria. “We’ve got 24 lovely Lucies that will be floating around — all of our
students will be dressed as Lucy or (fellow I Love Lucy characters) Fred or Ricky Ricardo or Ethel,” Schuster said. Among the festivities will be a recreation of the classic physical comedy scene featuring Lucy and Ethel working on a chocolate assembly line. Lucas will be on hand to share stories about times on set with Ball. Among the silent auction and raffle items are a Warhol-style portrait of Lucy by local artist Christopher Lucas, and a Hawaiian holiday. The dress auction proceeds will be split between the college and the Vancouver Performing Arts Lodge. Tickets for the Nov. 4 fundraiser, $115 each, are available at the college, 1701 Elgin Rd. in Oak Bay from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Troupe tackles Peter and the Wolf at Metro Studio Theatre, 1411 Quadra St. at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 by calling 250-5906291. For more information, visit peterandthewolf.ca.
A new Victoria-based ballet troupe is putting on a production of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. ZarYevka Ballet performs the coming-of-age story on Saturday (Nov. 5)
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needed at Eurosa Farms, Brentwood Bay. Duties include picking and packing flowers and crop maintenance. No experience necessary. $9.50/hr. 40+ hrs/week. 5-6 days/week. Work available in 2012: Jan 15 - Nov 15. Send resume to Fax: 250-652-6949. E-mail: email@example.com ON-CALL WORKERS required for newspaper flyer insertion Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursdays. $10.23 per hour. Evenings 5pm to 1am. Also occasional 9am to 5pm shifts available. No experience required. Please apply in person between 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday at Goldstream Press (Island Publishers). #200-770 Enterprise Crescent.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ATTN: UPHOLSTERERS AND MARINE CANVAS FABRICATORS - BE YOUR OWN BOSS!! Donâ€™t miss the opportunity to own this profitable, turn key business on Vancouver Island. See our ad at: & http://www.businesssellcanada.com/12622001.htm
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THE LEMARE GROUP is currently seeking: â€˘ Chaser â€˘ Hook Tender â€˘ Off Highway Logging Truck Driver â€˘ Boom Man â€˘ Loader Operator â€˘ Hoe Chucker â€˘ Heavy Duty Mechanic â€˘ 2nd Loader Bucker man All positions are camp-based for the Northern Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resumes to : 250-956-4888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12160 - 88th Ave Sry. BC
HELP WANTED Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.
We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.
CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS www.bcjobnetwork.com INFORMATION
LEGAL SERVICES CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com
DIGITAL PHOTO retouch, editing, add/remove objects/people. Tribute posters, home movies to CD/DVD. 250-4753332. www.cwpics.com
PERSONAL SERVICES PET CARE SERVICES
ORGAN & KEYBOARD LESSONS In your own home on your own instrument KEITH CLARKE 1-250-743-9669
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SENIOR LADY available for pet sitting in my home. Prefer small dogs. References available. Call 250-652-1167 leave message.
EDUCATION/TUTORING IN-HOME TUTORING All Grades, All Subjects. Tutor Doctor. 250-386-9333
FINANCIAL SERVICES $10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464. NEED CASH TODAY? ďż˝ Do you Own a Car? ďż˝ Borrow up to $20000.00 ďż˝ No Credit Checks! ďż˝ Cash same day, local ofďŹ ce www.REALCARCASH.com 250-244-1560 1.877.304.7344 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. www.pioneerwest.com
Experts in leather, vinyl, plastic repair. Burns, cuts, pet damage. www.werepairleather.com
EXPERIENCED Machinist needed for a busy shop in Penticton. Must be able to weld and line bore in addition to machining. Contact us at: (250)492-2412 or email@example.com
FIBRENEW (250) 891-7446
WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS INC. NOOTKA FOREST OPERATION
Western Forest Products Inc is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island delivering unique, quality products to our customers in a safe, sustainable environment. We are currently seeking fully experienced:
Fully experienced Grapple Yarder Operator
Please forward resumes to: Operations Administrator, PO Box 220, Gold River, BC, V0P 1G0, Fax: 250-283-7222. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
PARTS & SERVICE POSITION AVAILABLE Arbutus RV, Vancouver Islandâ€™s largest RV dealership, has an immediate opening within our Parts and Service department in Sidney. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where they can utilize their organizational and computer skills to assist our customers with Parts, Service and Warranty. We offer an employee benefit program along with above average wages. If being a member of a successful team is part of your future, please submit your resume via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Garage Sales #ALLĂ– Ă–TOĂ–PLACEĂ–YOURĂ–GARAGEĂ–SALEĂ–ADĂ– ANDĂ–RECEIVEĂ–&2%%Ă–BALLOONS Ă–INVENTORYĂ–ANDĂ–TIPĂ–SHEETSĂ– ANDĂ–BRIGHTĂ–YELLOWĂ–GARAGEĂ–SALEĂ–SIGNSĂ– GARAGE SALES
CEDAR HILL Sat, Nov 5, 10am-2:30pm 16 stall Annual Bazaar Jewellery, Linens, Books, â€œGood as newâ€? items, Toys, Christmas store, International treasures, Handbags, etc. Thrift Shop open (inclds white elephant, china, & garage sale). Lunch. ATM on site. St. Aidanâ€™s Church near Richmond at Cedar Hill X Road.
N.SAANICH. ESTATE Sale. Sat. & Sun., Nov. 5 & 6, 9am1pm. Everything to go! 8569 Ebor Terrace. SIDNEY. SAT. Nov. 5, 9am. 10177 Melissa St. Downsizing Super Sale - lots of top quality items. Rain or shine.
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
TOY FOX Terrier, 28 mos. Reg’d male, all shots + access’s, $750, 1-250-932-8426
ARBUTUS, CYPRESS, fir, hardwoods. Seasoned. Call 250-661-7391.
Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
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.
UNDER $300 TRAMPOLINE, SAFETY surround, $300 obo. Basket ball hoop, $20 obo.(250)656-6832.
FREE ITEMS FREE: ASSORTED auto fuses, bring bag. Call (250)6556642.
FRIENDLY FRANK 2 OIL electric heaters (digital), new, 1500 watts, $40. each. Call 250-381-4180. 3-SEATER SOFA, $65. Coffee table, glass top, $25. (250)881-8133. 6 LARGE Spider Plants$2/each. 250-652-4199. ANTIQUE RESTING chair, from CPR Royal Alexander Hotel in Winnipeg, $25. Call 250-727-9425. DOWNFILLED SOFA sacrifice $99. Call (250)721-9798 FLAT SCREEN Computer, speakers and printer - $75. 250-652-1232. LARGE LITTLE Tykes Table 2 chairs, $35. Fish Tank, 10g+ more. $40. 250-544-4322. LEG MAGIC exercise equip. w/ DVD, $50 obo. Small GE TV, $20 obo. (250)477-3370
SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com or 1877-902-WOOD.
FURNITURE, MATTRESS Sale, Up to 50% OFF. No HST on Tools & Hdwe. BUY & SAVE 9818 4th St., Sidney. buyandsave.ca Visa, M/C HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? NEWSPRINT ROLLENDS$2-$10. Fridays only, 8:30am to 4:30pm. #200-770 Enterprise Cres, Victoria. Goldstream Press Division.
ANTIQUES, BOOKS, collectibles, furniture, china, jewellery. Estates/private libraries purchased. Galleon Books & Antiques, 250-655-0700
BEATERS UNDER $1000
DEEP COVE: cozy 1bdrm, wood floors, acreage skylights $950 cat ok ns. 250-858-6511
SIDNEY. SUITE lower - 1 br. pking, includes utilis, priv entrance. NS NP ref’s $800. Avail. now. 250-656-4686
SAANICHTON SMALL 1 bdrm cottage. References req’d. $750 inclusive. No pets. Avail immed. 250-652-3345.
DUPLEXES/4PLEXES SAXE POINT- 1 bdrm & den in 3-plex, W/D. N/S pet ok, near park & bus. $850. Equitex, (250)386-6071. SIDNEY, 3 BR, RECENTLY reno’d, garage, fenced yard, great location. Available now $1350. Dean 250-857-2210
TRIANGLE MTN. Large 1 bdrm. Laundry, new SS appl’s. NS/NP. $900. inclds utils, cbl, phone, internet. 250-474-6469
For scrap vehicle
SIDNEY: FURNISHED Deluxe suite, newer. Walk to ocean & town. All incl. 250-656-8080.
SIDNEY, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 story townhome, F/S, D/W, close to beach & town, N/S, small pet neg, avail Nov. 1, $1300. Call 250-208-4894.
HOMES FOR RENT
TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING
SAVE ON COMMISSION Sell your home for $6900 or 1% plus $900 fees FULL MLS SERVICE!
SIDNEY: 5TH St/Mnt. Baker area, 2 bdrms, 2 bath, 5 appl’s, parking, ground floor. Private entrance. $1200/mo + hydro. (250)656-1444. SIDNEY- NEW building 1 block off Beacon Ave. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, lrg deck, covered prkng, 6 appls, 9’ ceilings, $1595.Darren, (250)656-8080. SOOKE BASIN waterfront. 2 bdrm condo, recently renovated. In quiet neighbourhood. $900. N/S, pets ok. Call 250516-1408.
SPORTS & IMPORTS 2005 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor AMG Sport Package, 5.5 litre V-8, 493 HP. Hardtop retractable roof, 31,000 km. Online auction now: www.bcacuction.ca. Info: 250-952-5003
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
TRUCKS & VANS
WE BUY HOUSES
SIDNEYFurnished room. satellite, laundry, heat, hydro, $525./mo. 250-654-0477.
CENTRAL SAANICH: Now avail. 1 bdrm suite. $750. util’s incld’d, NS/NP. 250-652-0296.
FREE Tow away
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.
GOLDSTREAM, (SINGLE) 1400sq ft, furn., deck & yard, lndry, hi-def TV, own bath. $650 inclusive. (250)884-0091
GROUND floor retail space for lease Ganges, Salt Spring Island Grace Point Square. Visit our website saltspringisland.net or contact Matt Barr at email@example.com.
SIDNEY: 9595 Canora Rd. 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath main flr suite. F/S, D/W, W/D. $1450. Call Complete Residential at 250370-7093.
SENIOR LADY in Vic West, furn’d room, $455 incls utils, cable, local phone, small appliances, parking, park nearby. No cooking. 250-380-1575.
ROOMS FOR RENT
BOOKS BOOKS & antique paper collectibles. Qualified appraisers. House calls for large libraries. Haunted Bookshop (Est. 1947)250-656-8805
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SIDNEY- 3 Bdrm Rancher. Complete Reno. 1 bath, 1056sq ft flat cul-de-sac lot. NS/NP. $1,600. Lease. Firm Management, 250-544-2300.
SUNBEAM BREAD maker, 2 lbs, like new, $30. Call (250)658-8137.
SMALL TRUNK, lock and key, $50. firm. 250-595-6734.
CLOSE to downtown Sidney newer condo on Brethour Avenue. $1600 + utilities, no pets or smoking. 250-344-8259 ESQUIMALT (NEAR Naden), 1 & 2 bdrm suites, avail immed, on bus route, near shopping, clean & quiet. Starting at $700. 250-385-2004. MALAHAT 1 & 2 BdrmsPanoramic views. Serene & secure. All amenities on-site, firewood. $700-$1200 inclusive. Monthly/Weekly. Pets ok with refs. 25 min commute to downtown Victoria. Must have references. 250-478-9231.
MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE
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!
PEACH DRAPES- lined, $99. 250-598-1265.
REAL ESTATE SERVICES
CENTRAL SAANICH Large luxurious 1 bdrm apt. (250)652-4928 evenings please
SIDNEY- 1 BDRM + studio. Indoor cat OK. Sep entrance, N/S. $800. (250)812-4154. SIDNEY 2BDRM bsmt, private entrance, NS/NP, ref’s req’d $850/mo.+utils. 250-514-9618. SIDNEY- 2 bdrm bsmt suite, 1 bath, priv ent, $1100 utils incl, Nov 15. NS/NP. 250-665-6987
For Junk Cars/Trucks
Will tow away any car or truck in 45 mins. FREE!
CASH PAID FOR ALL VEHICLES in
toll free 1-888-588-7172
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!
HANDICAPPED VAN- modified for wheel chair passenger. For more info, (250)478-4476.
SERVICE DIRECTORY Call: 1-250-616-9053
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SIDNEY: 2 bdrm, F/P, share W/D. N/S small pet ok. $1000. Avail immed or Dec. 1st. Call (250)655-5202.
Time for a NEW car?
$$$ BOATS Wanted. Any size. Cash buyer. Also trailers and outboards. 250-544-2628.
www.bcclassified.com HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES
EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
ACCOUNTING Vida Samimi
MALTA HOUSECLEANING. BBB. Best rates. Residential/Comm. 250-388-0278
AARON’S RENO’S Drywall, taping, texture. Insured/bonded. Free est. 250-880-0525.
MALTA DRYWALL & Painting. Residential/Commercial. BBB member. (250)388-0278.
RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. www.raintek.ca 250-896-3478.
FURNITURE REFINISHING. Specializing in small items, end-tables, coffee tables, chairs. Free pick-up & delivery. References available. 250-475-1462.
PREPARATION FOR Fall, Winter & Spring. Professional garden & landscape services. Maintenance, design & installations. Call (250)474-4373.
GUTTER CLEANING. Repairs, Maintenance, Gutterguard, Leaf traps. Grand Xterior Cleaning Services. WCB Insured. Call 250-380-7778.
AAA. NO job too small. Fences, decks, installation & repair. Glowing References. Insured. Affordable. 15+yrs. experience Call Les at (250)880-2002.
10% OFF! Fall Cleanups, Pruning, Hedge & Shrub Trimming. Hauling. 250-479-6495.
Certified General Accountant Bookkeeping, Audit, Payroll, HST. Set up & Training. E-File
CARPENTRY ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. RENO’S, Decks, Sheds. WCB coverage. Dave 250-216-2802
CARPET INSTALLATION MALTA FLOORING Installation. Carpets, laminates, hardwood, lino. BBB 250-388-0278
CLEANING SERVICES 2 HARD working reliable ladies. Reg cleans & Xmas cleans. Call 250-514-5105.
A HOME COMPUTER Coach. Senior friendly. Computer lessons, maintenance and problem solving. Des, 250-6569363, 250-727-5519. COMPUDOC MOBILE Computer Services. Repairs, tuneups, tutoring, web sites and more. Call 250-886-8053.
CONTRACTORS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. CARPENTRY, DRYWALL, kitch/bath, wood floor, tiles, plumbing, renos 250-213-6877 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.
ELECTRICAL AT&T ELECTRIC. Renovations. Residential & Commercial. Knob & tube replacement. #26125. (250)744-4550. ELECTRICAL Contractor for Hire. Installations, repairs. $40/hr. Bonded, Licensed, Insured. (250)590-0952.
ALL TYPES of fencing, repairs. Reliable, on-time. Free estimates. Call 250-888-8637. MALTA FENCING & DECKS. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278.
250-208-8535 WOODCHUCK: specialize; tree pruning, hedges, tree & stump removal, fall clean-up, hauling, power washing. 23yrs exp. WCB.
FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
AURICLE LAWNS- Fall aeration & fertilize, hedges, irrigation blow-out, bulbs. 882-3129
NORTHERN SUN Electric Comm/Res. $35/hr. Work Guaranteed. Any size job. (250)888-6160. Lic#13981.
QUALITY INSTALLATIONS of Hardwood, Laminate & Tile. Insured, bonded, guaranteed! Call 250-884-5171 or online at showroomdesignworks.com
COMPLETE PROPERTY maintenance programs. Monthly, weekly visits. Yard Cleanup pros. (250)885-8513.
WATTS ON ELECTRIC, Residential, Commercial, Renovations. #100213. 250-418-1611.
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JAKE’S RAKE & CO. Hedges tree pruning & fall cleanups. (250)217-3589.
KENDRA’S ELECTRICAL Co. #86952. No Job too Small. Kendra, 250-415-7991.
Winter is coming, time to call & book your gutter cleaning! Rob: 250-882-3134 platypusvictoria.com
21YRS EXP Garden clean-ups weeding, etc. All areas of city. $25/hr. No tax. 250-656-7045.
GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS DIAMOND DAVE Gutter cleaning, gutter guard, power washing, roof de-mossing. Call 250-889-5794. GUTTER CLEANING, repairs, de-mossing. Windows, power washing. 250-478-6323. PERIMETER EXTERIORS. Gutter cleaning, repairs, upgrades. FALL SPECIALS! WCB, Free est. 250-881-2440.
HANDYPERSONS Aroundthehouse.ca ALL, Repairs & Renovations Ben 250-884-6603 AL’S AVAILABLE to update your home. Kitchens, baths, basements, etc. Licensed & Insured. Al 250-415-1397. HANDYMAN SERVICES. Lawns, fences, pruning, flooring, painting, drywall, small renos. Mike/Chris 250-656-8961
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HAULING AND SALVAGE
MALTA HOUSE Renos & Repairs. BBB member. Best rates. (250)388-0278.
A PROFESSIONAL Woman painter. Karen Bales Painting & Wallcoverings. Over 25 yrs exp. Free est. 250-514-5220.
RAINTEK SPECIAL! Keep your basement dry with RainTek! Camera inspection & roto-rooting of your perimeter drain tiles for $129. www.raintek.ca 250-896-3478.
TILES, GRANITE & glass blocks. (250)384-1132 or (250)213-9962.
LOCAL TREE CO. 30 yrs exp. Bucket truck, chipper. We buy logs. Insured. (250)883-2911.
MALTA HANDYMAN. BBB member. Best rates. Please call (250)388-0278. SENIOR HANDYMANHousehold repairs. Will assist do-it yourselfers. Fred, 250888-5345.
INSULATION MALTA BLOWN insulation & batting. Removal. Best rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.
HAULING AND SALVAGE
MASONRY & BRICKWORK
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. PARRY’S HAULING We haul it all - FREE estimates. Call Shawn 250-812-7774
HOME IMPROVEMENTS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST! New, reno’s, historical, decks, driveways, etc. WCB/Member of BBB. John, 250-658-2656. IFIX HANDYMAN Services. Household repairs and renovations. Free estimates. Call Denis at 250-634-8086 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org MALTA DRAIN Tiles. Replace and Repair. BBB member, best rates. (250)388-0278.
C.B.S. Masonry Brick, Stone, Concrete, Paving, Chimneys, Sidewalks, Patios, Repair, Replace, Re-build, Renew. “Quality is our Guarantee” Free Est’s & Competitive Prices. (250)294-9942, 589-9942 www.cbsmasonry.com
MOVING & STORAGE 2 BURLEY MEN MOVING. $85/hr for 2 men (no before or after travel time charges on local moves. Please call Scott or Joshua, (250)686-6507. MALTA MOVING. Best Rates. BBB Member. Residential/ Commercial. (250)388-0278.
PAINTING ALFRED, ALFRED Quality Painting. Wholesale, Discounts! 50 years experience. 250-382-3694.
DRYWALL REPAIRS & HOUSE PAINTING. Free estimates. If you, your family or friends need any of the above give Joseph Bronson a call 250-686-0663. Reasonable rates in a tight economy. I take pride in the end results. LADY PAINTER Serving the Peninsula for over 20 yrs. Interior/exterior. Call Bernice, 250-655-1127.
High quality, Organized. Interior/Exterior Residential/Commercial Jeff, 250-472-6660 Cell 250-889-7715 Member BBB TOP NOTCH Painting Over 25yrs exp. Interior/Exterior Residential Reliable, Reasonable and Friendly Service. Call Brad 250-580-5542 paint
250-652-2255 250-882-2254 WRITTEN GUARANTEE Budget Compliance
15% SENIORS DISCOUNT
PLUMBING FELIX PLUMBING. Over 35 years experience. Reasonable rates. Call 250-514-2376.
DRIVEWAYS, WALKWAYS, Decks, etc. Reasonable rates. 250-744-8588, Norm.
ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS FOUR 12 ROOFING Licensed insured. BBB member. Re-roof new construction. 250-2167923. www.four12roofing.com SHORELINE ROOFING. Reroofing specialist. WCB/BBB member. Quality & satisfaction guaranteed. 250-413-7967. email@example.com
FREE ESTIMATES. Reasonable. Reliable. No job too small. Call 250-388-5544. KERRY’S GAS & PLUMBING SERVICESRepair, maintenance & install. 250-360-7663. PRICED BY the job. No surprises. Guaranteed. 25 yrs, 2nd generation Master Plumber. 778-922-0334 Visa/MC.
RUBBISH REMOVAL MALTA GARDEN & Rubbish Removal. Best Rates. BBB member. (250)388-0278.
TILING A1. SHAWN The Tile GuyRes/ Comm/ Custom/ Renos. 250-686-6046
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES TILING
UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERER work. Your fabric 250-480-7937.
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.
The Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Presents
5th Annual Starry Night Dinner & Auction
Fashion Show Dinner and Dance.
Blend of east and west fashion. High energy and highly entertaining event.
An Evening in Venice
Friday, Dec. 2nd, 2011 6:00 pm
Cocktails, Appetizers, Auction Viewing
Sumptuous Buffet Dinner with entertainment throughout the evening and dancing to follow the live auction
Ticket $55 - Supporting BC Children’s Hospital
Tickets are sold at the...
Ticket Reservation: Includes 1 complimentary drink ticket _____ Tickets at $85.00 per person or $160.00 per couple (Chamber member) + HST _____ Tickets at $100.00 per person (future Chamber member) + HST _____ One table (8 tickets) at $600.00 ( Chamber member) + HST
www.marywinspear.ca For info contact 250-920-8379 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
#209 – 2453 Beacon Avenue, Sidney BC, V8L 1X7 Fax: 250-656-7111 • Phone: 250-656-3616 Email: email@example.com
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COMMUNITY CALENDAR THE PARKLAND GRADS are having a bottle drive on Sunday, Nov. 6. If you wish to donate, please leave your bottles in a bag at the end of your driveway, labelled ‘Parkland’ by 10 a.m. They’ll cover areas of Dean Park, Pat Bay, Deep Cove, and Curteis Point. Also drop off bottles
between 10 a.m. and 4:30 pm at the school. If you own a business and would like to donate, please contact the school at 250-655-2700. THE NORTH SAANICH Residents Association will be hosting two all candidates meetings: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 to 9 p.m., Saanich Peninsula
Presbyterian Church, 9296 East Saanich Road; doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 12, 2 to 4 p.m., Parkland secondary school theatre, 10640 McDonald Park Road; doors open at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Geoff at 250656-4562. Everyone
welcome. WREATH LAYING CEREMONY at the Peacekeeping Memorial Cenotaph will happen under half mast at 11 a.m. on Remembrance
Day. The cenotaph is a Central Saanich municipal hall on Mount Newton X Road. SHOAL ACTIVITY CENTRE fifth annual Christmas Craft
fair and bake sale is Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission $2. Door prizes and draws plus demonstrations in silversmithing, faceting, lapidary,
Vancouver’s North Shore
Where Art and Nature Live: November 5 - 13th Art and Environmental Events atop Grouse Mountain, North Vancouver, BC VIP Gala Event with Robert Bateman keynote speaker.
Photo by Birgit Bateman
Don’t miss this first–time-ever international art and environmental educational festival atop Grouse Mountain. Over 50 master artists from around the world. International Exhibits, Art Workshops, Guest Lectures, Live Music, First Nations Performances, World Film Premier and much more. Free admission with paid skyride. To b o o k y o u r h o t e l a n d f o r c o m p l e t e d e t a i l s : w w w. v a n c o u v e r s n o r t h s h o r e . c o m
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Friday, November 4, 2011 - PENINSULA
What will? you grab Enter in-store for your chance to WIN a
2 Minute Shopping Spree* One Winner in Every Store
Cracker Barrel Cheese
or Stuffed Sole Frozen Assorted 350–420g Pack
Stuffed Sockeye Salmon Pinwheels
*No purchase necessary. Entry by way of ballot form. There are twenty-seven (27) prizes consisting of a two-minute in-store shopping spree. Approximate retail value of the Prize is $1000.00. Selected entrant must correctly answer a skill-testing question. Contest closes on November 22nd, 2011. Full contest rules available in-store. Chances of winning depend on number of entries received during the Contest Period.
Weekly Specials in effect until Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
SAVINGS Friday, Saturday & Sunday
or Ruby Red Grapefruit Assorted 1.89L
Offers valid November 4th, 5th & 6th, 2011 only.
Crispy Minis or Rice Cakes
Where this symbol appears, deposit & enviro levies are applicable.
Red Seedless Grapes Grown in California $2.62/kg
119 Per lb
Published on Nov 4, 2011
Complete November 4, 2011 issue of the Peninsula News Review as it appeared in print. For more online see www.peninsulanewsreview.com