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RCMP garage sale, pancake breakfast; Chamber of Commerce Awards; email hitman scam

Tour de Rock garage sale, breakfast

West Shore RCMP detachment is hosting a garage sale and pancake breakfast on Saturday to raise money for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock.

Breakfast will be served by donation from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Browse donated household items and treasures from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 698 Atkins Ave.

West Shore RCMP Const. Rod Fraser is part of the Tour de Rock team this year. The tour runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 7. See to donate and for the list of events.

Chamber seeks award nominees

The WestShore Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its first WestShore Community Awards.

Awards categories include environmental leadership and sustainability; ethical business practices; and community involvement. People can nominate a business, a non-profit or an individual.

See for details or to submit a nomination.  Deadline is Aug. 26.

Police warn of ‘hitman’ email scam

Police are warning of the so-called hit man scam, in which a spammer claims to have been hired to murder the recipient of the message.

The email goes on to request payment in exchange for information about who has taken out the hit. “Typically, (email scams) don’t have any mention of violence. This one does,” said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen.

Police say the best way to avoid scams is to be critical of any emails not addressed to you, as well as those which request an electronic transfer of funds.


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