TIP OF THE PENINSULA: News briefs from the Peninsula News Review

The Oral Care for Children and Adolescents (ORCCA) Dental Clinic Society officially opens at their new location on Thursday, March 26.

• Charitable dental clinic opening

SIDNEY — The Oral Care for Children and Adolescents (ORCCA) Dental Clinic Society officially opens at their new location on Thursday, March 26.

The Society, providing free basic dental care to children and youth under 19 who might not otherwise receive such treatment, is located in a portable at Sidney Elementary School on Seventh Street.

The grand opening event starts at 2:30 p.m.

• Clarification: election spending

In the Feb. 27 News Review story on civic election spending, Team North Saanich contributions and spending were listed at $44,415.95. Mike Stanlake, the financial agent for Team North Saanich says Craig Mearns’ listed contribution of $20,800 “was transferred in to help us start buying signs … before other contributions started coming in.”

Of that, Stanlake said $19,915.98 was transferred back to Mearns later. Stanlake said, therefore, that Team North Saanich spent only $24,499.97 on the campaign between their five candidates.

The financial statements, available at electionsbc.gov.bc.ca, indicate only transfers in and transfers out — as well as overall election-related contributions and expenses. They do not give detailed reasons for the cash flow.


• Correction: Day in the Life

In the February, 2015 Day in the Life of the Peninsula section, the photo from 9:01 a.m. of Alexander Strong should have listed him as an employee of Van Isle Marina.

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