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Tsawwassen builder adds to Georgie Award collection

(L-R) Delta Teachers' Association president Paul Steer, B.C. Teachers' Federation executive members Teri Mooring and Rick Guenther, and CUPE Local 1091 president Colin Pawson gathered at Ladner's Dugald Morrison park Wednesday (March 7) for a barbecue and rally in support of B.C.'s striking teachers. Christine Lyon photo

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he parking lot of Dugald Morrison Park in Ladner was like a tailgate party Wednesday (March 7) as members of various unions came together for a barbecue while supporting B.C. teachers on day three of their full-scale strike. The lunchtime rally was hosted by CUPE Local 1091, which represents Delta's school support staff, and CUPE Local 454, which represents workers of the Corporation of Delta, Delta Police Board civilians and the Delta Museum and Archives. "Our Local is supporting the teachers because we're going to be in bargaining in June, our contract ends in June," said Local 1091 president Colin Pawson. "And if the government is unwilling to come to the table and negotiate, we're going to be experiencing the same problem that the teachers are experiencing right now." Pawson extended the barbecue invitation to members of the B.C. Nurses' Union, Hospital Employees' Union, B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union, and any other unionized workers in the area who felt like chowing down a free hamburger in support of teachers.

"Their (teachers') struggle is the same struggle that all working people are having and that's the government unwillingness to negotiate free and collective bargaining," Pawson said. Teachers across B.C. walked off the job Monday to protest the provincial government's back-to-work legislation, which would impose a cooling-off period and appoint a mediator to seek a settlement within the government's "net zero" wage mandate. Teachers were expected to return to classrooms Thursday, but could exercise their right to strike again next week with 48 hours notice. According to a ruling by the Labour Relations Board, after this week teachers can strike one day a week until the government passes Bill 22, the back to work legislation. For Local 454 president Darryl Robison, Wednesday's barbecue was not only about supporting teachers, but supporting free collective bargaining rights for every member of every union. "[Teachers] are not being able to bargain directly with their employer which, as a municipal worker, I have the opportunity to do," he said. "But they don't, and they're facing a very strict mandate from the provincial government. They haven't

had a wage increase in quite a long time and they deserve a fair wage increase and they deserve our support in that." The LRB ruling prohibits picket lines, allowing school maintenance personnel, clerical workers and support staff to report for work. But this week teachers did congregate outside Delta schools waving placards that read "Teachers taking a stand." Delta Teachers' Association president Paul Steer said more than 50 Delta teachers joined thousands of others in a march on the B.C. Legislature in Victoria on Tuesday to protest Bill 22. Local high school students also showed their support for teachers last Friday (March 2) when a group of Delta Secondary students gathered at the corner of Arthur Dr. and 47A Ave. to protest the impasse between the provincial government and teachers. The Delta School District did not receive reports of any children showing up for school on the first day of the walkout. Superintendent Dianne Turner last week wrote a letter encouraging parents not to send their kids to school on strike days as there are not enough staff to provide adequate supervision or instruction.

Kenorah Construction & Design has snagged yet another award to add to its growing collection. The Tsawwassen-based home renovation company won the 2011 Georgie Award for best kitchen renovation over $100,000 for its "Modern Open Kitchen" in a 70-year-old Burnaby home. "It was converting a very crowded, dated, inefficient kitchen into something that was keeping with the rest of the renovation, which was a complete conversion to very modern, contemporary, clean lines," said Kenorah owner Graham Collins. "The exterior siding is Galvalume (sheet steel)—that's how contemporary it became. So the kitchen had to reflect, then, the overall new aesthetic of the home," he added. The Georgie winners were announced at an awards gala Feb. 25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Presented by the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia, the annual awards ceremony recognizes outstanding residential home construction, renovation, design, development and marketing. Kenorah was also a finalist in the best kitchen under $100,000 category and the best residential renovation under $100,000 category. —Christine Lyon

Seeking remarkable youths under 30 Youth in Ladner and Tsawwassen are continuing to prove the future is in good hands. That's what the South Delta Leader has learned in the past few years when we profiled 30 people under the age of 30 in the community. Now we're looking to learn about 30 more local youth who are passionate about achieving their goals. Help us tell their stories. To nominate a Ladner or Tsawwassen resident under 30-years-old for the Leader's third annual 30 Under 30 edition, email with their full name, contact information, and why they've caught your attention.

Time to spring forward Don't forget to "spring forward" this Sunday (March 11). That's when we switch to Daylight Savings Time which officially goes into effect for most communities in B.C. at 2 a.m. on March 11. So remember, set your clocks forward one hour and enjoy the steadily increasing daylight hours. Daylight Savings Time remains until Nov. 4.

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Part of Ladner waterfront re-opening to public Delta seeks eco-marine business for north side of harbour Wharf for private lease. With Delta resuming management of the wharf, full public use will be re-established to provide greater opportunity for recreational activities such as fishing, paddle boating, canoeing, kayaking and short-term moorage providing boaters access to businesses in Ladner Village. Corporation of Delta officials said an expression of interest for an eco-marine business at the new location on the north side of Ladner Harbour has been issued and

The Elliott Street Wharf in Ladner Harbour will once again be fully accessible to the public and available for short-term boat moorage as of June 1. Since 2004, the wharf has been leased to a private eco-tourism marine business; the lease expired Dec. 31, 2011. In an effort to increase opportunities for public waterfront access, the Corporation of Delta will not be renewing the lease and instead, will offer an area across the river from the Elliott Street

interested businesses are encouraged to submit a proposal. It is envisioned an eco-tourism business will offer residents and visitors a wide range of recreational boating, ecological, educational and touring services. Delta is proceeding with various initiatives to attract investment and business opportunities in Ladner Village, including the Ladner waterfront revitalization initiative and the Ladner Harbour dredging program, which is contingent upon senior government funding.

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For families who have experienced the loss of a loved one, it can be hard to know when is the right time to pick up the pieces and carry on. For Mayor Lois Jackson, the time is now. This week Jackson announced she is taking up the challenge of raising funds through the annual Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life which in Delta will be held June 16 at North Delta Secondary School. The decision comes after the loss of Jackson's daughter, Lori, who died of breast cancer on Jan. 1, 2009. "It has taken this long for my fam-





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Little House gets big donation The Little House Society got a monetary boost from yet another community organization last week. The society, which welcomed its first support groups on Monday (March 5) at its rebuilt substance abuse and addiction education centre on 12th Ave. in Tsawwassen, received a $5,000 cheque from the Delta Community Foundation. While the facility is now ready to host support groups the building is still $25,000 shy of total completion. To date, more than 100 companies have contributed in-kind donations. The new house is 1,800 square feet—twice the size of the former Little House which for 27 years was used as a meeting place for addictions and related recovery groups. In 2009 the original house was destroyed by arson. —Christine Lyon

Jackson said, adding that what also inspired her to take action was the frequent, sad reminders of how the disease has touched so many families. "It just seems that every time I turn around from my office I hear someone else has passed away from cancer, and I'm thinking, you know if there's nothing else I can do, I can go out there and see if I can raise some money for this group so they can do some more research and let's beat this thing," she said. For more information on the Relay for Life events across B.C. and to register, visit —Philip Raphael

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DSS electric dragster in running at Green Games Competition highlights students from kindergarten to Grade 12 for their environmentally friendly efforts The electric-powered dragster produced by students at Delta Secondary school’s auto shop program is in the running for the annual BC Green Games. On the line is prize money—$1,000 for the top 10 elementary and 10 secondary schools chosen. Judges in the field of environmental education and environmental science will also award a pair of $1,000 prizes. Organized by Science World, winners will be chosen by online votes as well as a judging panel of experts and VIPs.

The winners are scheduled to be announced in April. To vote, visit until March 30. The BC Green Games is a province-wide competition The DSS dragster at Mission Raceway. for students in Leader file photo kindergarten Last summer, the auto shop to Grade 12, designed to motivate action, class took their dragster—a enable sharing and reward Toyota pickup truck—to Misand celebrate the green sion Raceway and set a record efforts of schools in the prov- as the first electric-powered dragster in Canada. ince.

Concert to benefit Reach Top talent to play at Tsawwassen’s KinVillage Some top talent will be making music while helping to raise funds for Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s Building for Children Together capital campaign at the end of March. Rob Montgomery, and his Vancouver rock and blues band Incognito, helped organize the Rockin’ For Reach event with ticket sales, silent auction and other fundraising activities going towards Reach’s project to build a new child development centre in the heart of Ladner. Other musical guests include Jerr y Doucette (Mama Let Him Play) and Ken Boychuk. Opening the show will be young Tsawwassen musicians Tyson McIlroy

(guitarist for The Simpson Brothers band), and Carter Low. Reach Child and Youth Development Society is a non-profit organization that has been helping children with special needs and their families since 1959. Currently, Reach serves the regions of Delta, Surrey and Langley with a variety of services for children from birth to age 19 to ensure their optimum development. More than 1,000 children and their families benefit from its services on an annual basis. The Building for Children Together capital project is a 20,000-square-foot, $4 million community-based child

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Tsawwassen Rotary Club president Leslie Abramson says her Local Flavour feature dessert dates back a good 20 years when she hosted a Rotary exchange student from Brazil who brought with her the recipe for baked bananas Brazilian style. Philip Raphael photo

Baked bananas Brazilian style INGREDIENTS 3 bananas, peeled and cut length-wise Butter ½ cup brown sugar ¼ tsp. cloves 2 tsp. orange rind 1 cup orange juice Sauce: 2 egg yolks ½ cup icing sugar ¼ tsp. salt 1 oz. rum 2 egg whites

Exchange benefits Recipe from young Rotarian member a winner Longtime Rotarian Leslie Abramson has many memories of her time with the organization. And one particularly "sweet" one surfaced the other day for the current president of the Tsawwassen Rotary Club. It was the recipe for baked bananas Brazilian style from one of the first exchange students hosted by the Ladner Rotary Club roughly 25 years ago. "It's a very rich dish," says Abram-

son. "And it's handy because you can make it up ahead of time, and then put it in the oven to warm while you have your main course." Abramson says she likes to add a chocolate wafer to the dessert for a special touch. "They are nice to have around to dress things up." —Philip Raphael

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LETTERS Do the right thing and buy Paterson Park As Delta residents, we would like to support the motion put forward by Coun. Sylvia Bishop to explore acquisition of the public land at Ladner Trunk Road and Hwy. 17—a subject which was also addressed and supported

Does the public's input matter? During the Delta Council meeting on March 5 Mayor Jackson once again gave her view on the status of our Official Community Plan, and the associated Tsawwassen Area Plan. This is that constant change of the plan is allowable, provided council agrees. This devalues the parameters and policies contained in the OCP as they seemingly don’t mean much at all in actuality. The Provincial Local Government Act and the Community Charter

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by a recent South Delta Leader editorial (A gateway opportunity, South Delta Leader Feb. 10, 2012). We feel that because this land is already zoned for public use, it makes logical sense to find ways to preserve it as an ongoing historical site and see the land used as public green-treed space. Its key location at this central, busy corner can be enhanced to create a welcoming entryway to Ladner Village while adding to

the historical and agricultural significance of our community. Shopping centres or housing near this already congested highway intersection seem entirely out of place for this location. Partnership discussions with various levels of government and community donors could be one option for acquisition of this property.

require a municipality to prepare and update an OCP. One wonders why this is mandated if such a document is hardly worth the paper and ink to produce it, let alone the thousands of hours, citizens’ time, and cost for this regular event. Despite the very large community involvement during 2010 and 2011 we seem to have been wasting our time and taxes. Just think of the var ious applications and approvals that have been and are being handled by C o u n c i l . T h e y i n c l u d e density, height, setback, road,

and other basic design variances from the OCP. All this can be approved by a simple majority of four councillors, despite any opposition at a public hearing. Staff resources can be extensively and expensively used to guide developers in their applications to obtain the maximum return from their land ownership. The push and pull of vested interests in Tsawwassen has led to much unhappiness. Can we hope that elected officials will act to preserve our community?

Tony Dales has created this haven for Kayak enthusiasts over the past 10 years and has become a good will ambassador to Ladner and the sport of Kayaking in the process. What a shame if this valuable resource is lost in our community.

(Editor's note: The Corporation of Delta announced this week it was taking control of the Elliott St,. Wharf after not renewing the lease to a private eco-tourism marine business. The area will be open to the public and boat moorage on June 1.)

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Cooler heads unlikely to prevail in B.C. teachers dispute In its haste to legislate an end to the public school teachers’ dispute, the provincial government has introduced a heavy-handed bill that has infuriated teachers and is the reason they took job action this week. Bill 22 could have stuck to the net-zero mandate, mediation on issues of scheduling, job security, teachers evaluation and the local-provincial bargaining split, added a cooling-off period and left it at that. Instead, it also meddles with class size and composition without providing appropriate funding and supports. Obviously, there was no way out of the net zero mandate given that dozens of other public sector unions, most notably CUPE school support workers, have accepted the wage freeze for other trade-offs But on other matters the teachers’ hold dear, such as class size and composition, Bill 22 opens a Pandora’s Box of uncertainties. This was not the time for the government to pull the cap off of the number of special needs students in the class even though these quotas are distasteful to parents. This was not the time, either, for removing class size averages, although the bill provides some compensation. The problem is the Learning Improvement Fund—the $165 million available for making improvements, such as compensation for larger classes and hiring more teachers and education assistants—appears arbitrary at best, and at worst, entirely inadequate to addressing all the issues Bill 22 will raise. These changes are also being introduced when teachers want control over these provisions through bargaining—at the very least, a status quo option would have been better until they could be addressed properly. Bill 22 does promise to put class size back into bargaining but not until spring of 2013, when, coincidentally, the next provincial election will be held. And cooling off is that last thing that’s likely to come from this piece of legislation. —Tri-City News

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Changing seasons Delving into the importance of light and dark


t is a pleasure to see the first, warm colours of spring emerging in the landscape, signs that the days are slowly lengthening. Bright yellow hazel catkins dangle over forest paths. Vibrant swathes of orange and crimson are revealed on closer view to be the fresh shoots of willow and red-osier dogwood. Red-winged blackbirds are beginning to sing in the marshes, staking out their territories for the coming season, and some migrant swallows have already arrived. These sights and sounds are so familiar that we take them for granted. Yet what causes nature to begin the season, right on cue? The critical factor is not the temperature or amount of sunshine but the longer hours of daylight as the earth turns on its axis. Day length stimulates hormone production in birds, leading to breeding and migration. That is why male redwings suddenly start flashing those bright colours and singing their hearts out in the reed beds, even with frost on the ground. Conversely, the length of uninterrupted darkness at night governs such biological activities as growth and dormancy in trees and many other plants, the timing of deer mating, and how salmon migrate (migration has been observed to peak during the darker nights of the monthly lunar cycle). Darkness fosters the production of melatonin in animals, a hormone that affects sleep cycles, body temperature and immunity to disease. The awareness of light for timing life’s activities is not a matter of “seeing” in the normal way. Plant leaves have light-sensing proteins and pigments. Birds perceive light at red wavelengths, which pass through the skull directly to special receptors in the brain. Like other animals, including humans, they also have light sensitive cells in the eye’s retina which are not involved in vision. Our bodies are aware of the quality and quantity of light around us, without our conscious

knowledge. Natural darkness has been entirely banished in some parts of our communities. Disrupted rhythms of light and dark can have a negative effect on wildlife, ecosystems and humans, with constant overexposure to artificial light at night being particularly detrimental. To maintain your own healthy lifestyle, enjoy long walks in the spring sunshine and sleep in a dark room at night. Anne Murray is a local naturalist and author of A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay and Tracing Our Past ~ A Heritage Guide to Boundary Bay, available at bookstores or online: see A9


The Delta-Richmond East Electoral District Association is holding an AGM to elect its 2012 board of directors and review 2011 activities. There will be an open forum with MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. When: March 10, 10 a.m. Where: Sundance Inn, 6574 Ladner Trunk Rd.


Cedar Park Church’s Ovation Performance Series presents its next concert featuring the Delta Community Music School faculty performing a program of classical, jazz and music theatre. When: March 10, 7 p.m. Where: 5300 44th Ave., Ladner. Tickets $15 available at Cedar Park Church and at the music school. Proceeds fund music scholarships.


BC Lions GM Wally Buono is speaking at a men's breakfast event in Ladner. When: March 10, 8:30 a.m. Where: Pneuma Church at Delta Manor Education Centre, 4750 57th St. Register at


Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with local band Doghouse. When: Friday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Where: Sharkey's Seafood Bar in Ladner. There will be an Irish-themed menu with Irish ale. Reservations at 604-946-7793.


The Ladies' Wednesday Morning Golf Group is seeking Delta members. When: Season runs April to September. Where: Mylora Golf Course, Sidaway, Richmond. Fun group, no handicaps. For more info call Jean, 604-940-1486, or M.J., 604-943-5080.

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Children & Youth EMPOWERMENT CAMP DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society will be holding an Empowerment Camp for Children & Youth in spring 2012. The focus will be on: identifying and expressing emotions, healthy ways to express feelings of anger, self esteem, assertiveness and aggressiveness, abuse, safety planning, conflict resolution, peer relations, anti-bullying, anti-gang education, and substance abuse. There will also be A LOT OF FUN ACTIVITIES. Snacks/ lunch will be provided.

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The importance of will planning

Planning ahead Death is mystifying, intriguing, and can be frightening. It’s also a topic we do not easily discuss, although nothing is as certain as the fact that there will come a time for all of us when our life on this earth will end. While dying is a natural part of the cycle of life, it is sad and a difficult thing to go through if someone we know dies. Loved ones must endure the pain of the loss and readjust to living without that person in their life. When a loved one is suddenly facing the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, fear and anxiety can become overwhelming. People are often not prepared and do not know what they need and what support is available. There are many strategies that can help people have less fear about death and be more prepared for how they want to be cared for when the time comes. Planning ahead, learning about options, seeking support and talking with loved ones are a few approaches that can help to prevent crisis management. Often fear is related to the unknown, and if some of the concerns are dealt with, people can live life more fully. People can access resources at the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care at no cost and can drop in for information, support, complimentary therapies, counselling and referral to appropriate resources. Life threatening diagnosis and end of life issues cause concern for many people and the path as to what is needed or what is available is not always clear. Last year the Centre for Supportive Care received over 14,000 phone calls and visitors accessing information, a variety of support services, counselling, education and training. For more information about any of these resources call 604-948-0660 or visit

Planning ahead, learning about options, seeking support and talking with loved ones are a few approaches that can help to prevent crisis management

As we all look toward the fresh opportunities of 2012, many of us have New Year’s resolutions to spend more time with family, or pay off debt, or maybe to lose weight. These are all important commitments that will benefit our own lives and those we love. Another positive and caring commitment we can make for ourselves and our families is to prepare or update our wills—or encourage our loved ones to do so. The Society of Notaries Public of BC conducted a province-wide poll just over a year ago and found that, on average, only 51 per cent of British Columbians aged 18 and over have a current and legal will. A properly executed will can create certainty of our intentions for the distribution of assets and personal effects, the guardianship of minor children and pets, the responsibility for carrying out our wishes (an executor), and other vital details such as funeral arrangements. When someone dies without a will, it can create additional grief for family and friends. Without a will, any one of the heirs may apply to the court to administer the estate. If the other heirs do not agree with this appointment—or if no one steps up—by law the office of the BC Public Guardian and Trustee must manage the estate and charge a fee for the work. Some people face years of financial expense and time to unravel a loved one’s finances. To those left behind to handle the paperwork, a will is priceless. In my experience, most people are relieved after they make a will and are surprised at how easy the process is. Will-planning and the related discussions among loved ones can open important channels of communication, bring people closer, and create more certainty and peace of mind for all. If you would like to discuss preparing a will or refer a family member or friend, please contact my office or myself directly. — Daniel Boisvert, Notary Public 604-943-3133 |

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2012 From p11 Making sure your clubs are properly updated and fitted is another item on the checklist. From a fitness view, golfers should devise a plan for the new season and set goals on what they want to accomplish. “And if part of that includes lowering your score, you need to work on your physical fitness,” Derrhiem said, adding getting on a regular workout plan, and maybe a trip to a local fitness trainer would help. “They can help you work on flexibility, and there’s a number of golf-specific stretches and work out plans you can do to improve your game,” he said. Fo r t h o s e g o l f e r s looking for something completely new, and yet familiar at the same time this coming season, try the Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club. Half of it—the southern portion—is the original course—while the northern part is all new. The changes came about with development of the Tsawwassen Springs residential development. Course designer Ted Locke said the biggest difference between the northern and southern sides is the tree lines. “Golfers on the south side will notice there’s much more open space,” he said. Noticeable, too, will be the superior drainage. “We capped that land with about a foot of sand and also put in some drainage tiles,” Locke said. “So, when there’s heavy rain, the course will be playable.” Drainage work was also done on the southern side with roughly six inches of sand put down on the course. Play is expected to begin at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course as early as July, with a grand opening later in the summer. Since the overall development is still under construction, the new clubhouse will not be completed until 2013.

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FIRST OFFICER Delta firefighter Madeleine Lamphier makes history

Soon to be Delta's very first female fire officer, Madeleine Lamphier (front) poses with a few of her male colleagues outside Firehall No. 1 in Ladner. Christine Lyon photo CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER


adeleine Lamphier remembers her mother telling her she could grow up to be anything she want-

ed to be. "I don't think she had firefighting in mind when she said that," laughs Lamphier, who has been a firefighter with Delta Fire & Emergency Services for just over a decade. The 33-year-old Edmonton native has thrived in the traditionally male-dominated profession, and this month will officially become the very first female fire officer in the history of the Delta department. Lamphier remains modest about the historic achievement. "I'm proud to be here because I feel like I've worked hard to get here. But I'm just Contribute your comments to all of our news stories, editorials and letters to the editor. You are invited to participate. Add your comments today.

one person in my group going through this right now," she says, noting four other colleagues (all men) have also successfully completed the fire officer program. "Like everyone else, I've gone through being a driver, an aerial operator, a hazmat technician. This is just the next step in my career." As an officer, Lamphier will play a supervisory role around the firehall and could be the incident commander responding to anything from a dumpster blaze to a thirdalarm high rise fire. She also gets to wear a special red helmet denoting her new rank. In the minority Lamphier didn't always have her heart set on firefighting. "I knew in my teens that I wanted to be doing something physical," she recalls. She considered sports training, but it wasn't

until her late teens when she met a female forest firefighter that she was inspired to think seriously about the profession. She ran firefighting through her mental checklist and it satisfied everything she wanted out of a career. "It was physical, good sense of community, camaraderie—and those were all very important to me." Lamphier completed her initial fire fighting training at the Justice Institute of B.C. and started with Delta Fire in 2001. Currently, she is one of just two females in Delta's 162-member firefighter contingent. The other is Kristy Storey, who has been with the department since 2005. Low female representation is typical of most B.C. fire departments. Surrey Fire Services has 340 male firefighters and eight females. And at JIBC, the Career Fire Fighter Pre-Employment program turns out about


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Delta's pair of female firefighters have met the same physical qualifications required of men and can both carry a hose, raise a ladder and break down a door as quickly and efficiently as any of their male colleagues. "They both have earned the respect of their peers," says Delta Fire Chief Dan Copeland. "They support women in the fire service, but they don't support lowering the standards to accommodate females in the fire service," he adds. Battalion Chief Ken Johnson supervised Lamphier through the fire officer program and is confident she will do an excellent job in her new role. "I've known Madeleine since she got on, and she's never balked at anything," Johnson says. Also a peer fitness trainer, Lamphier takes pride in maintaining the physical strength and endurance it takes to do the job. "She can handle her end of the log—there's no two ways about that," Johnson says. "She's earned the respect, tenfold, from the guys on the floor and it'll just be a natural progression for her to be the leader of the band."


All in the family Lamphier married her husband, fellow Delta firefighter Kelly Olson, in 2005. The couple has two young daughters, aged four and six, and they live in Tsawwassen. When Lamphier starts working officer shifts, there's very little chance she will be put in the awkward position of commanding her own spouse. "We don't see each other at work. We're on different platoons and we're at different halls," she says. Lamphier explains the fire department follows the military practice of separating family members. "They don't put family, typically, in the same platoon, for safety reasons," she says. Sending a message Lamphier took her mother's advice to heart and believed she could become anything she wanted and now, she hopes to pass that same message along to her own daughters. "Just to be able to say that, and really believe it, I think is what I hope to convey to my girls," she says. She encourages young women to challenge themselves and has been an organizer and counsellor at Camp Ignite, an annual three-day camp for high school girls interested not only in firefighting, but in building confidence and having fun. If the career seems appealing, Lamphier hopes young firefighter hopefuls do their research to ensure it's a good fit. "It's not the right career for everybody—male or female," she says. "It's challenging, but extremely rewarding."

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There’s just that special something about driving a BMW that Werner Berger enjoys—especially if it’s one of the slightly older variety. “My favourite is my 1988 E30 M3,� said the Berger, who runs Werner’s Auto Klinik in the Tilbury Industrial Park. “It’s got a lot of horsepower and really holds the road well. It also has a classic shape that seems to never date.� He added that BMW’s are built to offer those behind the steering wheel an edgy and sporty feeling. “Once you have driven a BMW, there’s nothing else quite like it. It’s got the road feel, power and engineering like a good German-made car should,� he said. “Mercedes-Benz and Audi are well put together vehicles, too.� Under the hood the German cars are a pleasure to work on, he added. “They are so well built. Everything is made well and just fits together like good German engineering should,� he said. Asked why he prefers older style “Bimmers,� Berger said he likes their style and simplicity. That’s why when tasked with naming a BMW he’d like to own, he opted for the M1—a mid-engined, hand-built, super car that was produced in limited numbers from 1978 to 1981. “That would be tremendous, but would now cost about $125,000 plus to buy,� he said, adding the BMW X5 M and Mercedes-Benz GL Class are models that have caught his eye recently. That particular souped-up BMW AAV (All Activity Vehicle) bearing the M badge—the high performance end of the line—packs a punch under the hood with a 555 horsepower and a zero to 100 km/h time BMW says clocks in at 4.7 seconds. —Staff writer

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Architecture just one amazing feature at Evelyn

Not your average tower development Set into the West Vancouver hillside, Onni’s Evelyn seems to be growing out of the mountain. With a unique design and amazing features, buyers are already snapping up the suites. “You can’t really compare this to a runof-the-mill tower,” says Onni sales manager Nick Belmar. “You won’t find another project with this design and architecture.” The architecture of Evelyn is seriously stunning, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that let in huge amounts of light, and a stepped design that means the terraces become the roofs of the homes below. This makes for incredible southfacing views, and a quiet atmosphere as every home feels more private. The terraces range from 100 to 1,600 square feet, so

there is no shortage of outdoor entertaining potential. The buildings almost seem to flow down the hillside, making for a very natural feel to the entire project. The first phase includes 105 homes in two different building styles, Cliffside and At Forest’s Edge. “There is a good amount of green space around,” says Belmar. “The way the project was designed (means it) blends into the landscape ... it’s very impressive.” West Vancouver is one of the most highly sought-after communities in the Lower Mainland, and buyers are able to find much to love there. Homes at Evelyn start at $759,900. For more information, visit evelyn or call 604-922-0330.

Finding a home away from home

Catch cabin fever at the BC Log Home, Timber Frame & Country Living Show in Abbotsford by Kerry Vital

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about log or timber frame homes, or are looking for something new for your home away from home, the BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show is the perfect place for you to be on March 10 and 11. Taking place at the Tradex in Abbotsford from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, exhibitors will be ready and waiting to answer your every question. Organizers expect close to 100 booths and some full-size log structures to be showcased at the event. Attendees will be able to browse the latest products and check out the newest technology from companies at the top of the log and timber frame home industry, as well as learn about the latest trends and services, such as generators, outdoor furniture, hot tubs, awnings, watersports and accessories, and alternative energy. This year is expected to be a fantastic year for the industry, as the government has recently earmarked funds to continue its growth. “Many members I have spoken to have seen a dramatic increase in interest from U.S. buyers in the last

six months, and western Canada has shown a lot of promise,” says BC Log and Timber Industry Association board member and general manger with Sitka Log Homes Walter Bramsleven. “As well, with B.C. leading the way toward proving energy efficiency and setting some basic standards such as blower door analysis and thermal testing, we once again will be the trend-setting builders in the log and timber frame world.” With vacation cabins continuing to grow in popularity and timber frame homes also becoming a trend, this show is coming at just the right time. The show has been dubbed one of the best and biggest in Canada, so those interested in finding out more about this type of home will find everything they could possibly imagine under one roof. Tickets are available at the Tradex ticket counter on the day of the show. For more information, visit www.

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Roughly 100 booths will be featured at this year’s BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show, taking place in Abbotsford on March 10 and 11. Attendees will find plenty of information about all facets of log and timber frame homes.


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Dreaming of West Coast Living At its Best!? Make it a reality at the BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show Whether you’re planning, buying, building, or renovating a cabin, cottage or country home, you’ll find almost everything you need‌ Talk to recreation, property and building experts, and much more!! Explore three log homes, see products including alternate energy, and eco-friendly products and check out our seminar stage. PLUS WIN a beautiful log bench, patio furniture or Glass coffee table while you’re there.

ENTER TO WIN BEAUTIFUL LOG BENCH Courtesy of Cariboo Custom Logworks

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Kanaka Creek 3 & 4 BED TOWNHOMES from $299,900 Situated in an established Maple Ridge neighbourhood next to Kanaka Creek Elementary School, this is a place perfect for growing families. Visit us at 11176 Gilker Hill Road. Open 12-5pm daily. 604- 476-1188


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Mackin Park Kanaka pricing subject to change without notice. HST not included. This is not an offering for sale. Such an offering can only be made by way of a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.

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Live naturally in South Surrey’s most desirable creekside location, and still live close to Morgan Heights shopping, services, commuter routes, great schools, Morgan Creek golf course and White Rock’s beaches and promenade. And when you’re not enjoying the great outdoors, you can work from home in Headwater’s residents-only Business Centre, work out in the Fitness Studio or watch the game in the Social Lounge – all at Headwaters. It’s the best single level living in the South Surrey area. Spacious one, two and three bedroom plans start at only $259,900. MOVE IN THIS YEAR! 940 SQ. FT. – TWO BEDROOM/TWO BATHROOM HOMES FROM ONLY

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Buy a Power Smart home, save three ways Save now, and save later: not many homes can promise you that. But when you buy a home from a Power Smart New Home Builder you’ll save money, including reduced mortgage insurance and lower monthly bills. An EnerGuide label is your assurance that the home is independently rated to be energy-efficient. And don’t forget, an energyefficient home is more comfortable too. Layout, amenities, and those much-promoted granite countertops. There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying a new home. But there’s one feature that can make a positive difference to your wallet when you purchase, and every month that you own your home. Choosing a Power Smart New Home gives home buyers an easy way to find a home that is designed and built to save energy. “Buying an energy-efficient home is one of the best ways to maximize your home budget,” says Doug Overholt, representative for BC Hydro’s Power Smart New Home program. “If you save on expenses, you can afford more mortgage. But many new homes are not built with energy efficiency in mind - so looking for the EnerGuide label is wise.” An EnerGuide rating is a standard measure of a home’s energy performance, rated on a scale of 0 to 100. A rating of 0 represents a home with major air leakage, no insulation and extremely high energy consumption. A rating of 100 represents a house that is airtight, well insulated, sufficiently ventilated and requires no purchased energy. The first benefit you’ll find is on your mortgage insurance: Power Smart New Homes qualify for a 10 per cent refund on Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Mortgage

Buying an energy-efficient home is one of the best ways to maximize your home budget,” says Doug Overholt, representative for BC Hydro’s Power Smart New Home program. “If you save on expenses, you can afford more mortgage.” Insurance. You’ll also save on your monthly bills. Homes that are rated EnerGuide 80 use at least 30 per cent less energy than an average new home. That’s money in your pocket every month – especially great when energy costs are only expected to rise. Buy a home with a rating higher than EnerGuide 80, and save even more. The third benefit is resale value; as energy costs rise and green building continues to gain popularity, a home that demonstrates its efficiency will likely hold its value as compared to one that is inefficient with high monthly operating costs. There are other benefits as well, Overholt says. “Builders who are smart about energy efficiency are adopting improved building practices and making use of new technologies. Their homes are more comfortable – cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter – while using less energy overall. It’s hard to add energy efficiency later; you need to get it built in from the start.” The Power Smart New Home program gives you an easy way to find houses, townhomes, and condos that are designed to save energy. For more information and to find your energy efficient dream home, check out the full listing of Power Smart New Home Builders and featured developments at

WE MAKE IT EASY TO FIND A HOME THAT’S BUILT TO SAVE. NOT ALL NEW HOMES ARE BUILT WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MIND. That’s why it pays to look for a Power Smart New Home Builder when shopping for your next home. Power Smart New Homes are independently rated EnerGuide 80 or higher, which means they use at least 30% less energy than an average new home. And since they’re built the smart way, they stay cooler in the summer and cozier in the winter—all while saving you money for years to come.

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2, 3 & 4 BEDROOM GEORGIAN TOWNHOMES from the mid $300,000’s ABBEY ROAD

With a world of shopping, dining and recreation surrounding you at every turn, at Abbey Road you’ll never have to venture far from home. Set amongst large mature trees and extensive landscaping, open green spaces, private yards and muse entranceways, Abbey Road gives ›‘—–Š‡Ž—š—”›‘ˆϐŽ‘™‹‰‰”‡‡•’ƒ…‡•›‘—…ƒ‡Œ‘›Ǥ††–‘–Šƒ–ƒϐŽ‡š‹„Ž‡…‘—‹–›”‘‘–Šƒ–ǯ•’‡”ˆ‡…–ˆ‘”„‘–Š‹†•’ƒ”–‹‡•‘”‰‡– togethers with friends and family, as well as a traditional English garden with secure play area for little ones, and Abbey Road is more than a place to call home, it is a community within a community that brings every convenience and amenity right to your door step.





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1977 PORSCHE TARGA, 6 cyl, 12,000 kms, green, excellent cond., $9950. Call: (604)921-9162







WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581


2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext’d cab, auto, green, 135K, $8000 firm. Call: (604)538-9257



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

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

40’ DUTCH STAR with Cummings turbo diesel, less than 59,000 mi. Always stored indoors, looks like new, economical to operate, 2 slides, din. booth, 2 a/cond, 2 TV’s, 2 CD & 2 VHS players, ldry., propane generator (6500W). Must be seen. 604-854-3266



TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! vehicles. Local family owned and operated business. BBB com or call (604)209-2026

2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-5936095.


AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673


1994 Buick Regal, AirCared. 99,000 kms. 4 new tires. Needs TLC. $700. Call 604-534-0923 1997 BUICK LESABRE LTD leather, 139 kms, prem. cond., one owner, $3900/obo. (778)565-4230 2000 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE. Silver,black top. 350 auto.Too much to list!! $24,900. Call 604-313-7014 2002 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, senior driven, 89,000kms, $4500. Hope (604)869-7329 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, 150K, runs & looks good, white, $4850 firm. (604)538-9257


ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230


WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $130 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $150. 604-856-8877

548 Tree removal done RIGHT!

1 & 2 Bdrm apts w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, elevator, coin laundry, steps to all transit, schools and shopping, NS, NP suits mature couple/seniors, Lease, Avail Now from $925./m 604-241-3772

Call 604-533-9780




Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION New & Used Food Services Equipment. March 17 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at 250-545-3259


2000 S Blazer 4X4 V6 Auto. Leather interior with all options, Michelin tires $4350. Call 1(604)796-2866 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883






Call NOW 604-830-5260 Website:


5374 - 203rd St, Langley



Large 3 bdrm, inste storage. Starting at $1250/mo. 5 Appl’s, 1.5 baths, gas fireplace. Close to schools, shopping & transit. No pets.

Close to shopping & schools. Seasonal Swimming pool, and tennis court. 3 Appliances (fridge, stove dishwasher), blinds hot water and parking included. Carpeted throughout. Some pets welcome.

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-782-9108

NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866959-2825, ext 15.


CLAYMORE APTS 1 & 2 Bdrm Apts Avail $200 Move-In Bonus!!

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259


Westland ✶ Wellington Townhomes


NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or


Newly Renovated!



*Free Estimates *WCB Insured *Member BBB *Seniors Discount

SURREY / Delta Border

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

2005 SUZUKI SWIFT HB,exc cond, all records, low miles, owner history $5000/obo.604-942-8171/506-4120

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL Minimum $160 for Complete full-size Vehicles Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288


Friday, March 9, 2012 South Delta Leader

South Delta Leader, March 09, 2012  

March 09, 2012 edition of the South Delta Leader

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