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Community news in brief
Saanich honours public servant
Saanich plans to honour a long-time public servant Maurice Chazottes with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal.
Mayor Frank Leonard will bestow the honour on Chazottes, who, among his many achievements as a journalist and with the B.C. civil service, was B.C.’s first full-time Chief of Hansard and was responsible for recording and transcribing debate at the legislature.
Saanich is recognizing Chazottes with the Jubilee medal for his work to protect natural areas in Greater Victoria. He served as councillor and mayor of North Saanich after retiring in 1985. He sat on the Capital Regional District board and was instrumental for establishing the Land Acquisition Fund in 2000, which has added 4,485 hectares of greenspace to the regional park system. He now lives in Cordova Bay.
The ceremony was originally booked for Monday, but the municipality of Saanich has deferred the event until a yet to be determined later date.
Shred-a-thon helps Broadmead Lodge
Shredding your mail and documents containing your personal information is one of the best ways to prevent identity theft.
Island Document Storage and Shredding hosts a Shred-a-thon on Saturday (Feb. 23) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Broadmead Lodge (4579 Chatterton Way).
Watch your documents get shredded to bits in support of veterans, seniors and adults with disabilities at Broadmead Lodge. Shredding will be done by donation (minimum suggested donation is $8 per box of documents).
Stapled papers are okay, but hard metal, bull-clips, binders, rings and plastic should be removed before getting your documents shredded.
Wanted man tips off police at police station
A man who showed up to the Saanich police department was arrested after requesting information on having a criminal record check done on himself.
The man was noticeably nervous and was asking a lot of questions, which drew the suspicions of the front desk officer.
The officer checked the man’s name on the computer, which showed there was a warrant for his arrest relating to an assault causing bodily harm charge from Victoria. The 36-year-old Victoria resident was arrested and taken to the Victoria Police Department.
Rotary celebrates 108 years of giving
Rotarians are celebrating their 108th anniversary with a polio information day and fundraiser at Uptown.
Rotarians will be on hand at the underground parkade near Wal-Mart to collect cash donations on Saturday (Feb. 23) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a light-up event from dusk to 9 p.m.