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›INBRIEF Make this year Earth Year at Earthwise

What are you doing this Earth Day? If you have ever wondered what you could do to contribute to sustainability in the community, Earthwise Society invites you to drop in during Earth Week and learn more. This year, Earthwise Society is celebrating Earth Week with a week-long open house for volunteers. Drop by between April 16 to 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to get acquainted and learn about Earthwise Society’s volunteer and Farm Apprentice program. For more information call 604-946-9828. —Staff writer

Peter Ormesher says BC Hydro's overcharging due to incorrect meter reading, that racked up a $20,000 bill, is forcing him to sell his Tsawwassen spa business.

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Tsawwassen spa owner says he is considering legal action after repeated mistakes by BC Hydro reading his meter resulted in massive overcharges that led to him putting his business up for sale. Peter Ormesher, who took over Aquae Sulis Holistic Spa last August said he was in debt to the power utility for about $20,000 after his monthly electric bills inexplicably skyrocketed from around $65 to $4,000. Ormesher says the problem was not due to the installation of a new smart meter some Hydro customers claim are to blame for their bills ballooning—he still has one of the old ones. He believes the problem was plain, old human error—an incorrect reading. “They were either reading mine wrong or reading someone else’s,” he says, adding he first noticed the bills to rise significantly last fall but initially put it down to leaving more lights on than normal to help draw attention to his new business and went on an installment plan to pay down the hefty bill. But when he received a bill this spring for the period covering Jan. 6 to March 6 that showed he had consumed much more energy than normal over that period he felt

enough was enough and wanted Hydro to come check it out. Ormesher says the utility ensured him the problem was not on their end but due to his power consumption habits and that he’d have to hire an electrician to come survey his business to see where the excess usage was coming from. Puzzled, Ormesher couldn’t explain the increase, especially since his business has no heavy duty equipment that uses electric power. He’d even removed an old washer from the premises. He also wondered why police officials hadn’t visited the business to see if he was running a power-hungry, illegal marijuana growing operation. “If I did have a grow op, at least I’d have the money to pay the bill,” Ormesher quipped. Finally, Ormesher managed to convince Hydro officials to visit the business and discover the meter had been read improperly in September and November 2011 by around 20,000 kwh. The average residential home uses 10,000 kwh a year. Not long afterwards, Hydro credited his account for the overcharges. But that was too little, too late for Ormesher who says the financial crunch caused by the incorrect readings forced him to lay off staff, stalled plans to re-brand the business to AquaTerra Beauty & Wellness Spa, and gave

an investor cold feet. Now, the business is up for sale. “I still think it’s a good investment and dream business, but it will have to be lived by someone else now,” he said, adding the whole affair has him contemplating the idea of seeking compensation from BC Hydro for their meter-reading mistakes. BC Hydro officials told the Leader the fault with the meter reading was due to human error. Jim Nicholson, BC Hydro’s Director of Customer Care, said the error perpetuated for two readings which is a rarity since Hydro claims meter readers have an accuracy rating of 99.4 per cent. “We read about one million meters a month and you can imagine that every once in a while you’re going to get a situation where something is wrong,” he said, adding most of the time a follow-up reading taken the next month corrects the problem. “We hold our meter readers throughout the province to a very high standard of accuracy,” Nicholson said. “But every once in a while you get a situation, like what’s happened with this customer, where something goes amiss, whether it’s a fat finger putting the wrong number in, not being able to see the meter clearly, or whatever the case might be. And we get a mistake.”

Vehicle likely used to ram gate during break and enter attempt Delta Police believe a vehicle was used to ram the gate of an East Ladner farm during a failed break and enter attempt overnight Monday (April 9). Investigators examined the gate in the 9000 block of Ladner Trunk Road after receiving a call from the farm owner and discovered damage consistent with this type of entry attempt. The gate's lock also showed signs of being tampered with. Nothing was taken in the incident. A survey of the surrounding area did not turn up any additional information. —Staff writer

Mountie to be sentenced on June 1 Benjamin “Monty” Robinson will be back in New Westminster Supreme Court June 1 for his sentencing. Robinson, an RCMP corporal, was found guilty of obstruction of justice last month in relation to a road accident that claimed the life of a young Tsawwassen motorcyclist in October, 2008. In her ruling, Justice Janice Dillon said Robinson intended to mislead police when he chose to drink two shots of vodka following the collision. She said that, as a veteran RCMP officer, Robinson commonly investigated drinking and driving offenses and was trained in the administration of blood-alcohol screening tests. As such, he would have known that drinking alcohol after an accident would make it difficult for police to determine his blood-alcohol level at the time of driving. Robinson was off duty when his Jeep collided with 21-year-old Orion Hutchinson’s motorcycle at the intersection of Sixth Ave. and Gilchrist Dr. on Oct. 25, 2008 following a friend’s Halloween Party. Following the accident, Robinson gave his driver’s licence to a bystander and left the scene to walk his two children home. Upon his return, he told police he had downed two shots of vodka at home to calm his nerves. The RCMP is seeking Robinson’s dismissal. —Staff writer

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The granddaughter of an elderly Alzheimer's patient who wandered away from Delta Hospital last month says the facility should be doing more to keep things secure. Jessica Uyeyama, whose grandfather William McKinlay disappeared March 19 from the Lander hospital, said despite recent changes she's not convinced it will be enough to ensure another incident doesn't occur. McKinlay, 81, made it all the way to East Vancouver before he was found by police and safely returned the same day. This was not the first time he had wandered away. On Feb. 26 he was reported missing from North Delta. He was later found, unharmed, a day later in Burnaby. That fact should have been enough for hospital staff to keep a closer eye on McKinlay who has been at Delta Hospital since Feb. 28 waiting for a care home space to be found for him. Uyeyama says that wait could now be more than five months since her grandfather is a risk to wander. "They (hospital staff) knew he had Alzheimer's and that alone should have given them signals," Uyeyama says, adding Alzheimer's patients at most other care centres are "pretty much under house arrest." Also of concern was the discovery of scissors in her grandfather's bedside drawer that he used to cut off the monitoring bracelet he was wearing which would have set off a proximity alarm when he approached a door at the hospital ward's entrance. Finding the scissors was a shock, Uyeyama says. "I don't know why they weren't checking his things themselves," she says, adding there's little doubt in her mind McKinlay took them from the nursing station on the ward. "He's constantly at the nurse's station now. If they have binders there he'll just flip through them. He'll try to pull open their drawers. So, obviously this was happening before the incident and (staff) should have known he had access to something." Adding to the concerns was the time it took to raise the alarm McKinlay was missing and report it to police. Uyeyama says security cameras in the hospital show her grandfather leaving at 1:40 p.m. "We were not notified by the hospital until 4:45 p.m.," she said, adding they then notified Delta Police

themselves at 5 p.m. Fraser Health officials stated the time from discovering McKinlay was missing to getting police to start a search was needed to complete a thorough search of the hospital site. What aided McKinlay in getting so far from the hospital was his friendly, outgoing nature, his granddaughter says. "He's a very friendly, chatty person," she says. "He's very happy, likes to joke. So, it's not very surprising for him to get around." With just change in his pocket McKinlay managed to board a bus and make it all the way to East Vancouver. "He was only a block away from where he used to live," Uyeyama says. McKinlay was only officially diagnosed with Alzheimer's last summer, but his condition has deteriorated rapidly in the past few months. "He was not like this even earlier this year. Every day he's worse. We'll go up there (Delta Hospital) and he'll say he thinks he got there the night before." He worked at St. Paul's Hospital in the facility's equipment sterilization department. "So, it's not much of a surprise then that he was trying to get out of the hospital," Uyeyama quips. Since the incident hospital staff have tried hiding the proximity alarm bracelet under bandages wrapped around McKinlay's wrist. But it's been ineffective. "The last time I was there I opened his drawer and he had a bunch of rolled up bandages in there," Uyeyama says. Now, the bracelet is taped to his back. "He hasn't said anything about that, so I'm assuming that so far his mind is off of it. I don't know how long that's going to last. I'm assuming when he tries to sleep that will bother him." McKinlay has also been issued a specially coloured housecoat that identifies patients as a wandering risk and hourly checks on his whereabouts are made. "If we walk up and down the halls with him they (staff) ask, 'Oh, where are you going? What are you doing?' But what my worry is what happens if staff get caught up doing something else with another patient," Uyeyama says. "What then? "I understand they are limited, but because he's so mobile he's stuck on this one floor," she says, adding the opportunity to go on walks with staff may just dampen her grandfather's desire to wander further.

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adner-raised architect Geoff Cheong helped build it, and they came—in droves. Last Wednesday (April 4) was opening day for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. It was also the first game in their new home—Marlins Park—a 37,000-seat, air conditioned building with a massive retractable roof. The place was packed with spectators, and among them was Cheong, as the home side lost 4-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals. Despite the Philip score the fans, and Raphael Cheong, enjoyed the night, because what's not to like about a new ball park that promises no rainouts, a consistent 75 degree temperature, and an area where fans can watch the action from a swimming pool located behind the left field wall. Taking in the scene, Cheong, whose interest in architecture was fueled in his childhood building structures with Lego, was pretty emotional. "When you spend a few years of your life working on something, you definitely get attached to it," said Cheong who works in Kansas City for architectural firm Populous which specializes in stadium design. "I remember the first few conceptual sketches that our design team produced almost four years ago, and how that idea was refined and developed over time.What were lines on paper then, have become physical pieces of concrete and steel." Cheong, who the Leader featured three and a half years ago (Fielding a dream, Aug. 15, 2008), added he was excited to see the reactions on people's faces when they stepped inside the new ballpark for the first time. It was similar to the awe he recalled feeling as a youngster entering SkyDome, now Rogers Centre, when his family visited Toronto and took in a Blue Jays game.

He added it was humbling to see the enjoyment Marlins fans got from the ballpark's unique features, such as the aquarium behind home plate, the retractable roof and outfield glazing, and framed view of the Miami skyline. "I hope these elements help enhance the overall spectator experience, especially for the younger fans," he said. "That was me once, and those experiences helped inform what I do as a career today. I'd like this building to provide the same memorable moments for the next generation." But constructing a building that becomes an instant icon for a community is much more than just packing it full of features to wow visitors. It's about teamwork. "I've learned that the beauty in what we do is not just in completing the building itself, but in the process along the way," Cheong said. "In stadium architecture, success is measured by the ability of a large network of professionals to come together and operate as one team. To me, this equates to the team's ability to communicate. It's easy for an individual to understand an idea, the principles behind it, and the vision of how to execute it. But in our line of work, it's a true asset if you are able to communicate this to a broader audience. Only then will the team be able to choreograph an effort to deliver a beautiful and functional product to our client, on time and on budget." One of the most gratifying parts of the past three years working on the stadium was being so closely linked with a pro sports team. "Growing up, I used to idolize these professional sports organizations. Now, I can say I was part of a team who built one of these organizations a new home. And it's not just for the Miami Marlins; it's for every present and future baseball fan in South Florida. That's pretty special to me." Up next for Cheong is a shift from keeping fans cool in the heat of Florida. He is hoping to raise the fervor of ice hockey fans in Quebec City which is trying to bring the NHL back.

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Three convicted in 2007 slaying of William Dobbs The trio convicted of murdering a Tsawwassen man in Indio, California in 2007 are expected to know their fate in June. Jackie Lynn Dunson, Fernando Antonio Benavidez and Ronald Wesley Handwerk were in Riverside, Superior Court April 3 when the jury returned a guilty verdict for killing William George Dobbs who had a vacation home in Indio. According to Dunson could face a death sentence if convicted, while the maximum penalty for the other defen-

seen leaving a nearby dants is life in prison casino with a man, later without the possibility identified as Benaviof parole. dez. Dobbs, 48, who The three killers— owned Excelsior BuildBenavidez, 30, Jackie ings Maintenance was Ly n n Du n s o n , 3 5 , found stabbed to death and Ronald Wesley on the side of the road Handwerk, 34—will be in Indio on Nov. 26, William Dobbs sentenced June 22. 2007. Dunson’s brother, The prosecution said Dobbs had been lured to an apart- Robert Lee Dunson, 30, and ment and then tortured by a num- another man, Rogelio Zuniga, are ber of people trying to get his PIN co-accused but won’t but go to trial until June. code for his bank machine card. —Staff writer Earlier, Dobbs was reportedly

‘Penny-pinching’ fundraiser Funds from soon to be extinct coin used for special IV pump Before Canada’s penny is removed from circulation for good the Delta Hospital Foundation wants the public’s help in “pinching” a few. The foundation is asking Deltans to make their pennies go a long way and drop off their one-cent coins at the foundation office inside the hospital located at 5800 Mountain View Blvd. The loose change collected will help purchase a Triple Lumen IV Pump for the hospital. “We’re hoping to collect one million pennies because $10,000 is what it would take to purchase a Triple Lumen IV Pump,” said Teresa Cooper, Delta Hospital Foundation

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Recent letters to the editor and comments by yourself maligning the George Massey Tunnel as being a disgrace, antiquated and inadequate requires a reply. I arr ived in Ladner after crossing the Fraser River on the Delta Princess ferry boat with my father George Massey, my first mother Doris and my sister Doreen (Kushnir) in November 1936. One of my father's first comments was, "Why isn't there a tunnel here?" My father pursued the idea of a better means to cross the Fraser River from the time he arrived and with the support of the Ladner and Richmond communities they were able to convince the provincial government a tunnel was the best means of crossing the Fraser River. A company called Christiani & Nielsen Corporation designed the tunnel with a capacity of 12 million automobiles per year at normal distribution, with a maxiumum capacity at any one

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no memory of; had a major fire in our apartment building and luckily didn't lose anything; dealt with my sister's breast cancer, and just recently dealt with the suicide of a dear talented friend I truly loved. It would've been easy to curl up in a fetal position and just go into a depression. I chose, like Bev (Mantovani), to fight. I am so looking forward to

her passionate interpretation of her inspiring story and to Garett's (Campbell-Wilson) wonderful artistry. Thank you for the interesting article as it gives one pause to reflect on one's own life and to realize that the time is now to do the things one really wants to do.

time of about 2,500 vehicles per hour in each direction. The tunnel currently carries 21,864 vehicles daily, which equals close to 8 million cars annually, well within it's designed capacity. So where is the problem? Much of the present congestion is during rush hour on the north side of the tunnel at No. 5 and Steveston Highway were they merge, with little or no storage capacity for vehicles waiting to enter Highway 99. And as you enter Oak Street Bridge you come to a complete halt where you meet the intersection at 70th Ave. How to improve these situations without great cost and disruption of the residential and business community? For one you could improve the lighting by lining the tunnel with the white ceramic tile as was originally designed and re-route heavy truck traffic to the South Delta Perimeter Road as soon as it's completed. Building the tunnel opened a door that changed Delta for better, or worse, into what it is

today. It may be considered an eyesore and derelict by some today, but if the tunnel had never opened, none of the people or the developments mentioned above would exist in Delta. There is no question that what has taken place in Delta by the senior levels of goverment should have given the people of Delta greater consideration for their livability and the preservation of the ecosystem around them. Building yet another bridge or tunnel across the Fraser River would not be the answer, as it would only take up more farmland on both sides of the river, do more damage to Burns Bog and not solve the real problem. We need better planning, that does not require everyone to use their vehicles to get to work, and the senior governments to remember that people and their surroundings are as as important as the economic development that they wish to pursue.

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Paying a steep price It got more expensive to live in British Columbia on April 1 and that’s no April Fools joke. Hydro now costs about seven per cent more annually. It also costs 4.15 per cent more to travel on a ferry. And drivers now have to cough up another two cents a litre for gas to help pay for the new Evergreen SkyTrain line to Coquitlam. Add those increases to our already expensive cost of living and it is becoming more and more difficult to afford being a British Columbian. Even more so in Metro Vancouver. According to the Royal Bank’s most recent housing affordability report, released in March, the cost of owning a detached bungalow in Metro Vancouver consumes 86 per cent of a household’s pre-tax income. That compares to 52.2 per cent in Toronto, 40.1 per cent in Montreal and 32.8 per cent in Edmonton. Those costs include mortgage payments, utilities and property taxes. One only has to compare real estate listings in those various cities to see what that means in real terms. For the price of a shoebox-sized one bedroom condo in Metro Vancouver, one could live in a detached character home in a good neighbourhood in Toronto or Montreal or a palatial five bedroom house with an expansive yard and a pool in Edmonton. And it’s not like our wages are better to make up for the expense of living here. In February, 2012, the average hourly wage in British Columbia for workers 15 years and over was $23.77. That’s 38 cents less an hour than the average wage for Ontario workers, $2.42 less than the Alberta average, and only slightly more than workers in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland get paid. The average British Columbian carries a debt of $155,500. That’s a little less than Albertans, but more than double the debt of Atlantic Canadians and Quebeckers. It seems living in paradise comes with a steep price. —Burnaby News Leader

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Whales on the move Ours to marvel at, but plenty of species and their habitats require protection



Local nature photographer and singer/songwriter Rosemarie Hurst is having her first exhibit at the Tsawwassen Library for the month of April entitled "Nature Shots." A meet and greet will be held. When: April 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. Art, art cards and CDs will be available for purchase. For more information visit

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Clockwise from top left: ❚ Natasha Orlitzky, from South Delta, had a smashing good time during Engineering Week at UBC’s Okanagan campus last month, taking a sledgehammer to a van for charity. The minivan, donated by Apple Valley Auto Recycling and Service, was reduced to rubble to raise money for Engineers Without Borders. ❚ Delta Hospital Foundation executive director Teresa Cooper (centre) accepts a $4,000 donation from Bob Wilkinson (L) and Terry Nylander (R) of the Tsawwassen Legion. The money will go toward the purchase of heart monitors. Contributed photo ❚ The Ladner/ Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club donated $1,500 to Special Olympics BC Delta. The proceeds were raised from two fundraisers (a crab and corn dinner in October and a traditional St. Patrick's day dinner). Contributed photo

attend the Evergreen Garden Club’s lecture conducted by Andrea Bellamy on the subject of "Guerrilla Gardening." When: April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Where: Kin House, 5050-47th. Ave. Ladner. Member and guests welcome. Contact Terry Findley, 604-943-5250.


The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit, fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people will hold its next General Meeting. When: 10 a.m.


The Delta Museum & Archives Society will be hosting its fourth annual fashion show fundraiser, Night for the Museum, this year showcasing 1950s vintage fashions as well as many current fashions generously provided by Delta merchants. Come in a '50s costume for an opportunity to strut your stuff on the runway with our models. Prizes will be presented for the top three costumes. When: Saturday, April 14. Doors open at 7 p.m. Where: McKee’s Senior’s Recreation Centre. Tickets $20 for adults, $5 for school age children. Visit for info.


If you would like to know more about "Urban Gardening" which in other words means growing vegetables or flora on your balcony, patio or window boxes, you should


Anxiety–Current Research and Strategies. When: April 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Hellings Elementary School, 11655 86th Ave., North Delta. Presentor is Roxanne Jones, coordinator of social responsibility, Delta School District. Registration fee $15 at the door. Registration can be done by email or telephone: or call 604-952-5056.


Earthwise Society invites you to attend a screening of "Vanishing of the Bees" at Earthwise Farm and Garden. When: Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. Where: 6400 3rd Ave., Boundary Bay. Learn more about the disastrous affects that the disappearance of the bees would have on your diet and what you can do to help prevent the vanishing of the bees. Tickets are $5 in advance, or $10 at the door. For more information about this screening contact Earthwise Society at 604-946-9828 (ask for Juliana).



This spring, the Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club welcomes new members of all ages. If you would like to know more about bowling on grass, come to the club's Open House. When: Saturday, April 14, noon to 2 p.m. Where: Located on the north side of Winskill Park, next to the artificial turf playing field. If your interest is piqued, you may choose to sign up for coaching later in the month.

Andrea Bellamy will discuss "Guerrilla Gardening" at the Evergreen Garden Club lecture on April 17. Contributed photo on Wednesday, April 18. Where: The Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Speaker, Roger Emsley, will present his views on Port Metro developments. Guests welcome. Please call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information.


The Delta School district presents a workshop for parents on the topic of Resilience/

Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom is proposing governance reforms to TransLink that include giving area mayors seats on the currently unelected board.

pr il is migra- two species of sea lions, tion month and river otters, even occawildlife are on sional sea otters. We the move. At this time of have a wealth of marine year, many grey whales life around us. Sightings are heading to their of whales and dolphins summer feeding areas can be submitted to the off Alaska, part of a B.C. cetacean sightings 22,000 kilometre round network (wildwhales. trip from their calving org) or to Orca Network (orcanetwork. waters in Baja, California. Anne o r g ) w h i c h Some of these Murray k e e p s a n online log. gentle giants Shorelines move through are hubs of the Georgia activity too. St r a i t , w i t h Migrating six or seven shorebirds regularly seen gather to feed spouting off on biofilm and Ocean Park, crustaceans on the east in the mud as side of Boundthe tide ebbs. ary Bay. This was a good win- Western sandpipers, ter for grey whales: a tiny birds in large flocks, record 1,198 calves were poke their bills fast and nursed in Baja, Mexico. furiously at the mud, This once threatened slurping up the goop species is slowly recov- on the surface. They ering and the eastern need masses of energy Pacific population is to complete their long migration, which rivals about 20,000. There are only 136 that of the grey whale. western grey whales, Some sandpipers wina group that generally tered as far south as lives along the coasts coastal Peru and Suriof Russia and China, name and will fly north a l t h o u g h t h e y a l s o to the Yukon River delta, roam the ocean. In Jan- Alaska. Our coastal waters uary, one was spotted off Vancouver Island, and bays are an essential heading south. Recent stop-over for migrating studies have also iden- wildlife, whether enortified a more sedentary mous whales or tiny group to which some sandpipers. We must actively prolocal whales belong. Orcas, humpbacks, tect these species and and minke whales can their habitats to prealso be seen in the serve the cycle of life. Strait. Fifteen transient Please give them space orcas recently caused a and peace to feed. stir in Nanaimo, as they cruised in to hunt har- Anne Murray is a local bour seals. Even if you naturalist and author miss the big guys, there of A Nature Guide to are many more marine Boundary Bay and Tracmammals to look out ing Our Past -A Heritage for : Dall’s and har- Guide to Boundary Bay, bour porpoises, Pacific see www.natureguideswhite-sided dolphins,

OWL is holding its annual open house. When: April 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Where: 3800 72nd St. Tour behind the scenes of the facility, from the exam room to some of the pre-release cages not normally open to the public. If conditions permit, you could see the release of a fully-recovered eagle or two back to the wild. Blondie's Bun Works Gourmet Smokie Stand will serve all of your hunger needs.


The SDSS 2012 Dry Grad plan fundraiser is just in time for Mother's Day. Order hanging baskets, patio planters, strawberries and herbs. When: Order by May 3 for early bird prices. Where: Form can be picked up and dropped off at the SDSS office. Plant pick up date, Saturday May 12 at Shpak parking lot. Visit for more info.


Pocket dials from cellphones are being blamed for most of the more than 100,000 bogus 911 calls that took up Lower Mainland operators' time last year.


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v New weekly food waste and yard trimmings collection for single-family households starting April 16, 2012!


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South Delta Leader Friday, April 13, 13, 2012 2012 A11 Delta Museum and Archives Society Presents:

Fun for everybunny Ophielia Wait, 6, and Lucy Harvey, 3, met the Easter Bunny at the annual Easter parade and egg hunt in Ladner on Sunday (April 8). The Bunny, accompanied by the Delta Police Pipe Band, led paraders from the Delta Museum to nearby Memorial Park for the egg hunt. Many participants decorated their bicycles or strollers with colourful streamers and pinwheels to mark the spring holiday.

4th Annual Fashion Show & Silent Auction Fundraising Event

Saturday, April 14, 2012 Doors open at 7:00 pm Fashion show at 7:30 pm

Adult Tickets: $20 Student Tickets: $5 Celebrating the Nifty Fifties Dress in period costume and strut your stuff with our models.

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Prizes for best costume!

Deltassist offers free tax help

Location: McKee Senior’s Recreation Centre 5155 - 47th Avenue Delta, BC V4K 1R4

Prompt and properly filed returns can provide benefits Low income earners in Delta will be able to get some help with their tax figures thanks to Deltassist Family and Community Services. Residents who fit into that category and have a simple tax situation are eligible for the free service. Appointments are available up to April 30, 2012. And the benefits can really pay off. Many people do not know that they need to file a tax return in order to receive the GST/HST Credit or the Canada Child Tax Benefit, stated officials from Deltassist. Filing a tax return on time is important

when receiving other benefits such as the Old Age Security allowance and Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors, MSP Premium Assistance and Pharmacare. Ladner and Tsawwassen residents can call 604-946-9526 to book an appointment at Deltassist’s Ladner office (4891 Delta Street) and North Delta residents can call 604-594-3455 to book an appointment at Deltassist’s North Delta office (9097 120th Street). For more information, please contact Carly Geistlinger, community services coordinator, at 604-946-9526.

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End of a culinary era in Ladner

Feeding your mind, and the bees

Owner puts La Belle Auberge up for sale after 32 years PHILIP RAPAHEL EDITOR

“I had a customer come in with her husband the other night and they sat at probably the ugliest table in the house, not because we put them there, we were so busy that was the only one available,” says Bruno Marti, telling the story while standing on the porch of his Ladner restaurant, La Belle Auberge. “And when they got up to leave the wife started crying. And I asked why. She told me they were moving to Toronto and one of the things they were going to miss the most was eating here.” Mar ti stops for a moment as the emotion starts welling up and adds, “And if I’ve managed to affect people that way it about sums up what this place has all been about.” Last month, Marti put his restaurant in the 107-year-old D.B. Grant heritage house on 48th Ave. up for sale. Marti, who has run the

renowned, upscale dining location for the past 32 years says he decided late last year to start looking at life beyond the business. “Eventually, everybody retires,” Marti says laughing. He adds that he’s not entirely sure if it’s his time just yet. Much of the timing depends on finding a buyer for the property which is listed at $1.1 million. “The ideal situation would be for a new owner to come along and give me three months to wind things down,” he said. “That way I could tell all my customers from over the years to come back for one last time.” Since Marti’s cooking has been the reason why customers were drawn to the Ladner location, he understands selling the business will pose a bit of a hitch. “A restaurant like mine has a problem and that is it tries to run with me. And it’s a monster I created 32 years ago whereby I wanted to be the best.

And I still am,” he says. “But the problem is people today don’t always want the best. They are happy with mediocrity.” Changes to the enforcement of B.C.’s drinking driving laws also hurt the business in the past couple of years as customers were less inclined patronize establishments and order liquor if they had to travel a distance home afterwards. “That gave me a hint that I can no longer rely on the people who came here from out of town,” Marti says. But plenty have made the trip over the years, and that included those who rate restaurants, such as Zagat Survey, which gave La Belle Auberge glowing reviews. “Some of those (business) conditions came into play, plus my age as well,” says Marti who is 72, but far from ready to hang up his chef’s hat. “It’s not that I’m old, ailing or hate the place. I’m still in love with it. But at the same time I

Earthwise to screen film on vital need for pollinators

Bruno Marti, owner of La Belle Auberge in Ladner since 1980 says he is putting the award winning restaurant property up for sale. Philip Raphael photo need to be reasonable,” he says. “None of my kids want it. And I have to say to myself, I have to do what I have to do.” He sat his staff down last December, prior to the annual month-long break he takes in January, and told them about his decision to sell. “They understood,” Marti says. “But I told them that as long as that front door is open, we will continue to serve the best meal in this prov-

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What would you do if a third of the food on your table vanished altogether —forever? Who's responsible for that food? It's bees, and you can learn about them at the Earthwise Farm and Garden. Earthwise Society invites you to attend a screening of the film Vanishing of the Bees at Earthwise Farm and Garden (6400 3 Ave.) on April 19 at 7 p.m. Learn more about the disastrous effects that the disappearance of the bees would have on your diet and what you can do to help prevent the vanishing of the bees.

Many bee species are endangered and vanishing. Without pollinators such as bees, people will lose a third of the food in their diet. Agricultural systems would be hard-hit because without bees, crops such as blueberries and cranberries cannot produce fruit. In addition, many plants that produce gourds, such as melons and squashes, are also dependent on bees for propagation, making bees a keystone species. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information call 604-946-9828.

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Providing comfort and care Hospice volunteer helps support individuals and families experiencing life-threatening illness CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER


hen Maureen Pattinson tells people she spends her spare time helping out at a hospice, it can be a bit of a conversation stopper. "A lot of people can't believe I come here and do this for nothing, partly because of the perception out there that it's not a fun place," says Pattinson, a volunteer with the Delta Hospice Society since 2003 that the Leader contacted in support of National Volunteer Week April 15-21. For her, the notion that a hospice is a depressing place could not be more wrong. "There's lots of laughter in a hospice, there really is," she says. Of course, she does see a great deal of grief and sadness as people live out the last weeks and months of life. But Pattinson maintains the personal philosophy that, while she can't change what's happening to a patient or their family, she can at least try to make a small, positive difference—even if it's just bringing a glass of water to someone who's thirsty. As a retired palliative care nurse, Pattinson is comfortable being in a position of care and support and naturally gravitated towards the Delta Hospice Society when she decided to do volunteer work. On Tuesdays, she is the friendly voice on the phone and smiling face behind the front desk at the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner, which provides information, referral, education and support to enhance end-of-life care. "People do come in here who have just lost

somebody and they have no idea what to do, how to cope, how to do anything. Or people have just been diagnosed," Pattinson says. In addition to reception duties, Pattinson directs visitors to the resource library, chats with them in the lounge over a cup of tea while they wait for a counsellor, and keeps every room stocked with Kleenex. For four hours per week, Pattinson volunteers next door at the 10-bedroom Irene Thomas Hospice Residence, where she does everything from tidying the kitchen to offering companionship. "If there's a patient or a family member that's in distress, and if they agree to it, you can sit with them. You don't have to talk, you can even just be a quiet presence," she says. She knows from experience how busy the on-duty nurses can get, and says she's happy to now have the time to sit down and connect with patients. Pattinson is part of a team of volunteers ranging in age from teenagers to those in their 90s. Some volunteers work directly with patients and families, providing caregiver respite and individual patient and family support services. Others assist with special events, advocate, fundraise and operate the Delta Hospice Cottage Thrift Store in Tsawwassen. In 2011, total volunteer hours worked added up to 45,429. Pattinson encourages everyone to find their niche and try volunteering. "It's very satisfying," she says. "I just feel so blessed to be able to come in here, and I often jokingly say to the staff 'I can't believe you get paid to work here.'"

Longtime Delta Hospice Society volunteer Maureen Pattinson splits her hours between the front reception desk at the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care and the Irene Thomas Hospice Residence in Ladner. Pattinson and the team of hospice volunteers work with patients and families, assist with special events and fundraising, and operate the hospice thrift store on 56th Street in Tsawwassen. Christine Lyon photo

WHEN THEIR SHIP COMES IN… For many groups and organizations in our community, the difference between success and failure rests firmly on the dedicated efforts of volunteers. For these organizations, it is like the day their ship comes in when volunteers step forward and make a difference. Westshore Terminals pays tribute to all of those who volunteer in our community… take a bow, your kindness and selfless service are showing. Meanwhile, Westshore is working at record pace to bring wealth and prosperity to our community through providing jobs, billions of dollars in export earnings, property taxes paid to our municipality, and through sustained support of a wide variety of worthy local causes. That’s what we do when our ship comes in.

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National Volunteer Week

'People person' a fixture at CoPs station Great grandmother of 16 enjoys giving back to Tsawwassen

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Volunteers - Everyone Counts Sometimes, when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever. - Margaret Cho


Tsawwassen's Joyce Marshall says it's in her nature to volunteer. S p e c i f i c a l l y, t h e 82-year-old great grandmother of 16 describes herself as a "people person." "Well, when I first started I was working at the Classic Drycleaners in Tsawwassen and the original station constable came in one day, liked my attitude and said I'd be a good volunteer," she says. That wa s ba c k i n 1994 and she's been a fixture at the Tsawwassen Community Police Station ever since. "It will be 19 years in October that I've been here," she says smiling. During that time Marshall has been involved in a variety of community policing initiatives including running the Speewatch program which uses radar guns linked to a large, illuminated digital reader board to tell drivers how

Joyce Marshall, 82, says she considers her volunteers at the Tsawwassen Community Police Station family. The great grandmother of 16 has been a fixture with the station for the past 18 years and enjoys working with the public. Philip Raphael photo fast they are going. "I was just training another guy to do the Speewatch just this morning," she says. "I'm getting a little old now to be out there on

the roadside with my cane. It's time to hand it over to someone else." She's been part of that program for 16 years. Marshall says her motivation to volunteer

stems from the fact she has been a Tsawwassen resident for the past 48 years. "I've always loved the community and I

Thank you to all of the kind, caring and committed Delta Hospice volunteers who contribute in meaningful ways to support Delta residents and families living with a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness, advanced illness or loss.

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Our foundation could not survive without the kind spirit and generous heart of our volunteers.

Our heartfelt thanks to over 250 volunteers that give the gift of time and talent to make sure our special events and functions run smoothly. From our Golf and Gala committee members to our event and office volunteers, we could not do it without you! BOARD OF DIRECTORS Lois Wilkinson, Chair; Keith McGee, Vice-Chair; Stephen Millen, Past-Chair; Allan Baydala, Treasurer Kevin Brennan, Laura Cassidy, Bruce Fougner, Randy Kaardal, Doug Miller, Margo Peerless, Tim Sandhu, Don Sangster MOONLIGHT GALA The 13th annual gala raised an impressive $290,000 Committee: Sarah Toigo, Margo Peerless, Kirsten Hanson, Judy Johnston, Dorothy MacDonald, Jill McKnight, Cara Thien, Lois Wilkinson

DELTA HEALTH GOLF CLASSIC The 12th annual golf tournament raised over $144,000. Committee: Bruce Fougner, Ingrid Barnes, Neil Bidwell, Warren Brown, Paula Hill, Mike Paul, Tina Thygesen, Don Sangster, Brittany Werner OFFICE VOLUNTEERS Bernice Pearson, Carolyn Roberts EVENT VOLUNTEERS Your countless hours contributed to raising almost $500,000 for our Cancer Care Fund last year. You have made an enormous impact in the lives of people living in Delta.

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South Delta Leader Friday, April 13, 13, 2012 2012 From P14 feel I'd like to do something important," she says. "I raised seven children here, and one of my daughters was one of the first ones to graduate from South Delta Senior Secondary. And my children have always been so safe here. And we have the best police department around." Every Thursday morning you can find Marshall in the Community Police Station office on 56th St. answering phones or out in the community with the Speedwatch and Crimewatch patrols. Marshall says she has no intention to call it quits any time soon and considers her fellow volunteers like family and the effort of volunteering no hardship at all. It ' s a v i e w s h e ' s passed along to her children. "I absolutely love what I do," she says. " My d a u g h t e r s a i d , 'Mom, you can do anything, but if you don't like it it's not worth it.' Plus this is helping me stay active and young at heart."

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Lending a helpging hand Who volunteers and why they give their time According to Volunteer Canada, those lending their time to give back to their community or local organization belong to a rather select group. In short, a relatively small number of people account for a whole lot of volunteer efforts. One in 10 volunteers contributed 54 per cent of all volunteer hours. These volunteers contributed 446 hours or more over the course of the year. Another 23 per cent of volunteer hours came from the 15 per cent of volunteers who volunteered between 205 and 445 hours. Together, this top 25 per cent of volunteers (representing 11 per cent of all British Columbia residents) contributed 77 per cent of total volunteer hours. National Volunteer Week (NVW ) pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers who graciously donate their time and energy. This year’s 68th annual NVW takes place the week of April 15 to 21. It is Canada’s largest celebration of volunteers, volunteerism, and civic participation. Canadians have a rich history of volunteering and community involvement. With 12.5 million of them dedicating their time across Canada, volunteers are leading positive change on all fronts: community health care, sports and recreation, heritage and arts, environmental protection and advocacy, disaster relief, international development, and vol-

unteer firefighting—the list is almost endless. The work of volunteers is essential to maintaining resilient communities at home and around the world. Volunteering by the numbers • 95 per cent of Canadians engage in at least one form of social support. (Canadian Survey of Giving, Volunteering & Participating, 2007) • 12.5 million Canadians volunteer their time to charitable and not-forprofit organizations. (Canadian Survey of Giving, Volunteering & Participating, 2007) • 161,000 is the approximate number of charitable and not-for-profit organizations in Canada. (Canada Revenue Agency) • 2.1 billion is the number of hours Canadian volunteers give annually, which is equivalent to about 1.1 million full-time jobs. (Canadian Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 2007) The motivation to volunteer The top three reasons why Canadians volunteer are: 1. To make a contribution to their community 2. The desire to make use of personal skills and experiences 3. Having been personally affected by the cause (Cdn. Survey of Giving, Volunteering & Participating, 2007).

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Costly to keep The John McKee Residence on Arthur Drive, which now houses the Delta Community Music School, is a municipally designated heritage building protected by bylaw. The same level of protection does not apply to the majority of urban and rural buildings listed on Delta's heritage inventory. Christine Lyon photo

Passion, partnerships and money needed to preserve heritage buildings CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER


ummaging through scrap yards for a 100-year-old doorknob or the perfect clawfoot bathtub is all in a day's work for a professional interior designer. But for the average homeowner, the amount of work required to properly restore a heritage home can be overwhelming—especially if the intent is to stay true to the building's original character. "You don't have to do it that way, but if you want to do it properly it's a lot of running around and there's a lot of time and effort and thought and money involved," says Ladner-based designer Sarah Gallop of Sarah Gallop Design Inc., who is one of the newest members of Delta council's Heritage Advisory Commission. The substantial monetary and time commitment is one reason the more derelict buildings in Delta's heritage inventory, especially the rural ones, often fall victim to the wrecking ball. "I love houses. I love old houses. My family's been in this community for five or six generations so it kills me a little bit inside when I see people wrecking old houses," says Gallop. But she adds, "I totally understand what's involved obviously in [restoring them], and I understand that it's prohibitive for a lot of people who do own them." The Corporation of Delta has a few tools at its disposal to help protect heritage properties, but also looks to the general public to advance heritage and cultural interests in Delta. Preservation has some incentives Delta Coun. Jeannie Kanakos, who chairs the Heritage Advisory Commission, says there are 213 registered buildings in Delta's urban and rural heritage inventories. The houses, barns, granaries and stores included in the inventories have been evaluated by Delta’s heritage consultant as having heritage significance. "Obviously farming has been going on for hundreds of years and some of our old struc-

tures are very beautiful and precious," says for $1 "in whole" to the farming community and, if there is no interest, the barn be offered Kanakos. While she says the municipality does not "in part" to others in the community. At that same meeting, it was noted that have any budget set aside for restoration projects, there are a few tools Delta can employ to Delta’s heritage incentives apply mainly to urban heritage and Delta’s rural heritage is protect historic sites. On a case-by-case basis, owners of heritage fast disappearing. "The urban ones can be repurposed and/ inventory properties may receive incentives or refurbished," says to preserve heritage feaKanakos. "Whereas if a tures. Reduced building ‘The most successful building is out in an area code standards, zoning no one travels to relaxations, extra density heritage restorations where very often, it's harder to or uses, reduced developfind those who would be ment standards or charghave been done by motivated to contribute es and reduced applicapassionate individuals to the preservation." tion fees are a few perks. Of the buildings in In the case of demolition who put their own Delta's heritage invenpermit requests, which money, blood, sweat tories, six have received must be reviewed by the municipal heritage desigHeritage Advisory Comand tears into the nation and are protected mission, applicants may by bylaw. All are municibe requested to offer the project.’ pally owned except for structure for sale for $1 — Brian Hart the Edwardian-era Paterto whoever is prepared to son Residence on Ladner remove it from the site. Trunk Road. This was the case with the 1920s-era Friesen Residence at 6721 Lad- Comprehensive restoration work ner Trunk Road, which was demolished last Before work can begin on era-appropriate fall when no one came forward to buy it. crown moldings and panelling, there are Meanwhile, the 1907 Kittson Residence at underlying issues in old homes—such as wir9230 Ladner Trunk Road received a 60-day ing, plumbing, and even the foundation—that heritage protection shortly after the owner must be evaluated. announced plans to build greenhouses and "[The building] might not be on a proper construct a new home on the property. But foundation, or the foundation might be in that temporary protection has since run out. such a state of disrepair that you have to comThe cost of moving the Kittson Residence pletely rebuild it," Gallop says. "There's no within 10 miles was estimated at $250,000, but point in putting money into the top part if you an assessment determined that structurally can't get the bottom right." the house should not be moved. The cost to And even if time and money are not prohibrestore the residence was pegged at between itive factors, Gallop says homeowners must $400,000 and $500,000. also consider that century-old architecture Most recently, the Heritage Advisory Com- may not be appropriate for a modern family. mission received a demolition permit applica"Today's lifestyle's a lot more open concept, tion for the Harris Barn at 5561 64 St. which so people really want those big great rooms, dates back to the early 1900s and was moved they want the big open kitchens. Whereas to its current location in 1940. houses from 100 years ago are all compartAt a meeting last month, commission mem- mentalized," Gallop says. "There's that fine bers asked that the owner advertise the barn balance between making it work for today's

families and still not destroying the integrity of something that's really old and cool." Ladner-based architect Brian Hart is an advocate for the preservation of local heritage and says it's important historic buildings, like the Kittson Residence, remain standing. "They establish the identity," he says. "I think that without them we'd just become another part of a bland, suburban landscape." His architectural and planning firm, Brian G. Hart & Company, has been involved in a number of local heritage restorations over the years, including the relocation and renovation of the Burr House and Delta Agricultural Hall. "I'm not an advocate of moving heritage buildings, unless it's the last resort, and in the case of those two buildings it certainly was," Hart says. He has also successfully moved mortiseand-tenon barns (structures made with interlocking wood joints) and restored privately owned houses. Hart says there are two kinds of cost estimates when it comes to exploring the option of a heritage restoration. "There's the estimate that requires it be demolished. And there's the estimate that is a serious estimate by people who really care about the building and want to fix it up," he said. "And there's a dramatic difference between those two estimates." For private owners seeking a return on their investment, Hart says a properly restored heritage house tends to be more valuable in the market place and holds its value in a downturn. "The most successful heritage restorations and adaptive reuse have been done by passionate individuals who put their own money, blood, sweat and tears into the project. And without them, we wouldn't have heritage at all, to be quite frank," Hart says. Retaining old charm One such restoration project was completed by Brent and Jane Kelly, owners of the Harry Weaver residence at 4116 96 Street. The Kellys received Delta's 2012 Heritage Award


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Brent and Jane Kelly received Delta's Heritage Award of Merit this year for their restoration of the centuryold Harry Weaver residence on 96 Street in East Ladner. Philip Raphael file photo of Merit earlier this year for restoring the century-old foursquare farm house with a wraparound veranda and square columns. They spent more than two years restoring the farm house, retaining as many of the original features as possible and finishing new materials to match the original. The restoration included a new foundation, a sympathetic two-storey addition on the rear of the house, removal of an older addition, as well as saving some original plants in the gardens and replanting the rest with shrubs which were originally found in the garden. Both said they were happy to do it since preserving local history is near and dear to their hearts. "My grandpa had lived here in Delta since 1898, and Jane's family has lived on Westham Island for 75 years or so," Brent told the Leader at the award presentation. "There's just not that many nice old house left here anymore," Jane added. "If you have someone who's interested in restoring them, they certainly should be

encouraged to do so." The Heritage Advisory Commission is currently exploring the idea of establishing a Delta heritage society or foundation to advance heritage and cultural interests in Delta. Kanakos noted Kirkland House at 4140 Arthur Drive was successfully preserved thanks to the partnership between the municipality and the non-profit Kirkland House Foundation. "That would be a model, but we would want to take that wider so that, for example, if a heritage house and/or barn became available and was in good shape, the municipality could partner with the society," she says. "That will provide an organization who can assist the Corporation of Delta with the preservation of our history for future generations. "If there's anybody out there who wants to work on this kind of a society, I'd sure like to hear from them."

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Critics say a developer's move to snap up more than 550 acres of Delta farmland for possible port use proves Port Metro Vancouver intends to take a much bigger bite out of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). Metro Vancouver directors lodged their concerns Wednesday about the options to purchase the ALR land obtained by Lamington Heights Investments, a firm affiliated with realtor Ron Emerson, who has confirmed the tentative $98-million land deal with five farmers. "This is some of the very best farmland in the region," regional planning and agriculture committee vice-chair Harold Steves said. Developing it would be contrary to Metro Vancouver's regional growth strategy, Delta's zoning bylaws and its ALR designation, he said. But none of those rules may matter, he said, because Port Metro Vancouver takes the position it can override the ALR and local zoning. Steves said the developer clearly believes an arrangement is possible to sell the land to Port Metro Vancouver and remove it from the land reserve, otherwise he wouldn't be poised to pay such

a premium for the parcels. "It's pretty clear Mr. Emerson is not paying $185,000 per acre to grow blueberries," he said. The farm land is close to Deltaport, just outside the Tsawwassen First Nation's treaty lands, which are themselves being partly developed for port expansion. The deal is also lucrative for the farmers, who paid an average of $10,000 an acre for the land. Steves predicts more battles are coming over deals to convert farmland to port-related industry from Delta and possibly also Barnston Island, where a failed 2006 bid to industrialize ALR land may be revisited. He predicts the province's support of port expansion under the Pacific Gateway strategy will be a major provincial election issue South of the Fraser. "It's not a done deal," he said, adding a change of government could stop the conversion of farmland. The option-to-purchase agreements were exposed by Delta South independent MLA Vicki Huntington, who accused the province of being complicit in the port-expansion agenda. "This is the industrialization of agriculture on a grand scale," she said. Allan Baydala, Port Metro Vancouver's chief financial officer, said the port is not working

in concert with Emerson in the acquisition of the Delta farmland. "We certainly know who he is and have had discussions with the proponents," he said. "But we discuss many proposals with many proponents." Baydala said the port does not rule out using agricultural land to expand, but only if all other options are exhausted. "We believe developing agricultural land is the last resort," he said, adding the port has no plans to develop more at this time. Port officials have previously said the rigid application of the ALR is problematic because industrial land has become increasingly scarce. "This is a very important discussion and I think it's long overdue," Baydala said. "We've seen different land uses pressing up against each other and we only have a limited supply of land here in the Lower Mainland." He said the port intends to work with various stakeholder groups to have a "thoughtful conversation" about how to resolve the challenges. Steves argues the port has turned to farmland as an easy way to acquire more land, instead of using short-sea shipping to barge more containers upriver to terminals on existing industrial land.


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Ladner Leisure Centre to be full of cheer this Sunday Roughly 1,200 cheerleaders from across B.C. and Washington State to compete at regional tournament PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

The Ladner Leisure Centre is expected to be one of the happiest, high-energy places on the map this Sunday (April 15). T h a t ’s w h e n t h e roughly 1,200 cheerleaders between the ages of four and 18 from across B.C. and Washington State compete at the Westcoast Cheer’s Feel The Power competition. Leanne Parneta, a director and co-owner of the Tsawwassenbased club said teams will be given two minutes and 40 seconds to wow judges with their routines. In similar fashion to figure skating, judging calls for required elements scaled to suit the age level. “They will be marked and graded on how they hit their routine and match the level they are competing in,” she said. “In level 1, for example, they try to do everything possible they can to max out that level. And then it comes down to how clean they do it, plus interpretation.” The performances combine a variety of gymnastic skills such as tumbling, dance and stunts. “That includes pyramids,” Parneta said. It’s been a couple of years since Westcoast Cheer has hosted an event. Previous ones have been held at South Delta Secondary school, but with increasing popularity in the sport the club decided it had outgrown the facility and opted this year to take it to the floor of the hockey arena. Extra seating is being set up to accommodate the crowds to watch the performances on the arena floor which has already made the seasonal transition from ice to concrete. At the moment 4 1 t e a m s h a v e re g i s t e re d , m a k i n g f o r a busy schedule for high school teams and cheerleading clubs taking part. Pa r n e t a s a i d t h e spor t of c h eerl ea ding has over the years become less about the supportive role it plays

at another spor ting event and more about it as a standalone activity that combines a variety of challenging physical elements. “When you come to this sort of event you realize really how hard it is,” Parneta said. “You know, girls lifting girls in the air and doing some really amazing stunts. So, it’s pretty fantastic to watch.”

On that note, also expected to descend upon Ladner Leisure Centre are about 1,800 spectators. With that sort of traffic, organizers have in the past given local restaurants and businesses a heads up. “It got to the point that we had to call Starbucks and White Spot in Tsawwassen to get them to bring in extra

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Delta Falcons hoping for dedicated turf to remain competitive with other clubs PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

Saturday (April 7) at Tsawwassen's Winskill Park was a near-perfect setting to kick off the spring field hockey season for the Delta Falcons club. The sun was shining, the park was packed with people—players and parents. The only thing missing was a dedicated field hockey pitch for the club which has turned out a high number of elite players over its 44 year history. Club president, and former Canadian National team member, Mike Gunning, said the sport has changed significantly over the past few decades with turf replacing natural grass as the preferred surface. "Hockey has become a low, fast game on turf," he said. And while Winskill Park has a synthetic surface that was built in 2007, its type is not conducive to elite play which uses a flat pile which allows the ball to run faster. And when water is also added to the turf, the game takes on a much quicker pace. Gunning said a new pitch, located where the club constructed a natural grass field in the 1970s adjacent to the current synthetic surface, would be ideal. The old grass pitch, which still has good drainage, allowed the Falcons club to "step up and host some very elite competitive and allowed the players to develop to an elite level," Gunning said. Since artificial turf was introduced to the game in the 1980s, Gunning said the Falcons Club has almost watched the game move past them. "It's time for us to catch up," Gunning said. To accomplish that the club has been collecting a turf fee as part of registration from its players for the last number of years and has about $100,000 saved to help pay for a portion of the estimated $1.5 million needed to construct a flat turf field. Having a facility like that would allow young

players to "push their game at any level," and bring the senior elite teams back to Tsawwassen instead of playing their "home" games on

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Family-friendly community gaining popularity

Tsawwassen a rising hot spot What is it about Tsawwassen that makes it so popular in the new home market right now? With the release of the second phase of Shato Holdings’ Tsawwassen Springs development late last year, the community formerly best known for the BC Ferry terminal is coming into its own. “Tsawwassen has always been a really nice area to raise a family,” says Ron Toigo, managing director of Shato Holdings. Toigo has been a long-time resident of Tsawwassen himself, and says he enjoys the proximity to Vancouver while still getting away from it all. “It’s half an hour from Vancouver, but

you could be 100 miles away,” he says. Tsawwassen Springs opened for sale earlier last year, and has been extremely popular with all types of homebuyers. Part of its appeal can be chalked up to the city, along with its stunning golf course and mountain views. “Tsawwassen is going to be one of the hot spots,” says George Wong, founder of Magnum Projects, which marketed Tsawwassen Springs’ second phase. “It’s an undiscovered jewel.” One thing that sets Tsawwassen apart is the construction of its developments, Wong says. “You don’t see high-rises and concrete towers. It’s a more pastoral community.”

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There’s a lot to think about when buying a new home, and energyefficiency isn’t necessarily tops on your list. However, BC Hydro has several reasons why it should be one of the first things you think about. Around since 2006, the BC Hydro Power Smart New Home program ensures that homes are more energyefficient, which will save you money in the long run. “These homes use 30 per cent less energy than an average home in today’s market,” says Kari Montrichard, Program Manager of Residential Marketing for BC Hydro. Homes in the program have an Energuide rating of 80 or higher, Montrichard says. “An Energuide rating is a performance-based building energy rating system developed and delivered by (Natural Resources Canada) and its licensed service organizations. The scale ranges from 0 to 100, where 0 is the least efficient and 100 is the most efficient,” she says, adding that a home’s performance is mainly based on thermal performance and how efficient the heating and cooling systems are. With energy costs expected to rise in the future, buying a Power Smart New Home is especially important because it will help homeowners save money. Montrichard cites three ways that a home in the program will benefit you in the long run. The first is saving on your mortgage insurance, as the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Mortgage Insurance will give you a 10 per cent refund if you buy a Power Smart New Home. The second is saving on your monthly bills, since your home will use less energy to accomplish the same tasks. The third is on the resale value of your home, especially when more and more buyers are concerned about the environment and looking for a green home. But is there anything you can do to your current home to make it more energy-efficient? Montrichard says yes. “There are low-cost improvements homeowners can make from draftproofing to replacing showerheads,” she says. “For deeper retrofits and improvements like replacing windows or adding insulation, we have partnered with the provincial government and

These homes use 30 per cent less energy than an average home in today’s market,” says Kari Montrichard, Program Manager of Residential Marketing for BC Hydro.

FortisBC to offer the Live Smart program. Homeowners can have a home energy audit to understand which retrofits will provide the best results, and they may qualify for incentives.” When you’re touring a potential home, there are a few things for you to look out for. Lighting accounts for about 16 per cent of the electricity consumption in a house, so the easiest way to increase your energy efficiency is to install compact fluorescent bulbs that include an Energy Star label. Home appliances are responsible for about 20 per cent of the energy used per day, so it’s a good idea to look for an ENERGY STAR label when purchasing new appliances as well. For example, BC Hydro states that refrigerators with that label are at least 20 per cent more energy-efficient than the minimum standard set by the federal government. This means they are better insulated, often more quiet and include more precise temperature settings and better defrost mechanisms. Meanwhile, a dishwasher with an ENERGY STAR label is at least 25 per cent more efficient and can save homeowners up to 20 per cent on water heating costs, BC Hydro says. Another big appliance in the home is a washing machine for clothing. An ENERGY STAR-labelled machine can reduce your overall energy consumption by up to 50 per cent, and uses 35 to 50 per cent less water than standard models. Up to one third of the heat inside the home can escape through windows, so BC Hydro recommends looking for ENERGY STAR-labelled windows that will keep the heat inside during the winter and the heat outside in the summer. For more information and to find a list of Power Smart New Home developments, check out pshomes.

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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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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. large mature trees A BSet B Eamongst Y ROAD A B B and E Y Rextensive O A D landscaping, open green spaces, private yards and muse entranceways, Abbey Road gives you the luxury of flowing green spaces you can enjoy. Add to that a flexible community room that’s perfect for both kids parties or get 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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Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators and Class 1 Company drivers to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.





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The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience – preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in a an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, April 20, 2012 to: Dwayne Weidendorf The Langley Times, #102-20258 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4R3 or email to No phone calls please.

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2010 R-POD TRAILER Light weight, 2121 lbs. 18â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 4â&#x20AC;? in


CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. Over 20 years of referrals. 604-807-5204, 604-592-5442 or 604-854-1978 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

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WE BUY HOUSES! Older House â&#x20AC;˘ Damaged House Moving â&#x20AC;˘ Estate Sale â&#x20AC;˘ Just Want Out â&#x20AC;˘ Behind on Payments Quick Cash! â&#x20AC;˘ Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422


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DreamCatcher Auto Loans â&#x20AC;&#x153;0â&#x20AC;? Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals




RURAL NOVA SCOTIA water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. 1.902.522.2343 DL# 7557 SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421

Autos â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Removal


2001 BMW 330i 4 dr. sedan, blk. leather on blk. auto, local, 109k, sun. roof, all pwr. options. Very clean. $10,900 604.312.7415

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246

Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991


2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3850 firm. 604-538-9257.

2000 Honda AWD CRV- Standard, runs perfectly, new breaks all round, air cared. Mag wheels/snow tires avail. $5500 1 (604)796-9757

length, towed w/ a Rav 4. Gold rated ECO Construction. Queen bed, 4 person dinette/double bed, Fridge, Stove, Micro./Conv. oven, A/C, Furnace, H/W, AC/DC, Inverter, Bath w/ shower, ext. Adda-room. $13,900 ~ Save $1000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Call: 604-307-4357 or email: 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 TVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 2 CD & 2 VHS players, ldry., propane generator (6500W). Must be seen. 604-854-3266


2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6200 firm. Call 604-538-4883

2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, AirCared, good tires, $3000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251

1996 SUZUKI Swift 2/dr car, auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, stereo, passed AirCare for 2 yrs. $1250. Call (778) 551-1662.


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

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022



My Dr. says â&#x20AC;&#x153;SLOW DOWNâ&#x20AC;? My wife says â&#x20AC;&#x153;QUITâ&#x20AC;?


WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in April, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-5936095.

Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & Kwantlen College. Rent includes heat and hot water.Sorry no pets.



Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

Large 1 & 2 bedroom units Rent from $725.00/mo.



Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-782-9108

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: (click credit approval)

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.

Regency Park Gardens

Multi-Family Garage Sale Corner of 4A & 55A. Tsawwassen. 8am 1pm. No Early Birds Please.


Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000



Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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

Call 604-533-9780





5374 - 203rd St, Langley

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

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


2008 Mazda B4000 SE+, Gold/Grey, 48K, auto, loaded, lk new, $13900, N.Delta, 778-8553097



12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; DOUBLE HAUL Fiberglass boat, 3 seats, oars, rod holders & canopy. On eze-load trailer. Very safe. $3,200. 604-850-7143 ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720






604-207-1888 604.638.0497

97 1.99 #



FOR ONLY $16 †

• I-Mid Display • Bluetooth® • Power locks • Keyless Entry • Air Conditioning • Security System • USB Connector • Cruise Control • Steering wheel mounted audio controls




*1.99% APR purchase financing is available on a new 2012 Honda Civic Sedan DX 5MT model FB2E2CEX and 2012 Honda Civic 4D LX 5MT model FB2E4CEX. 84-month term available on 2012 Honda Civic Sedan DX 5MT model FB2E2CEX and 2012 Honda Civic 4D LX 5MT model FB2E4CEX. Based on a representative agreement using an offered pricing of $16,473.68/$19,235 for the new 2012 Honda Civic Sedan DX 5MT model FB2E2CEX/2012 Honda Civic 4D LX 5MT model FB2E4CEX with a financed amount of $16,473.68/$19,235, downpayment is $0, monthly payment is $97/$113.35, total finance obligation is $17,668.56/$20,629.70. Offer includes freight & PDI. Taxes and levies are extra. #Using a finance price of $16,473.68 for a 2012 Honda Civic Sedan DX 5MT model FB2E2CEX at a rate of 1.99% APR, the cost of borrowing for an 84 month term is $1,194.88, bi-weekly payment is $97, total finance obligation is $17,688.56. Finance price includes freight & PDI. Taxes are extra and required at the time of purchase. Other terms available and vary by model. Finance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. **The advertised MSRP of $16,485 2012 Honda Civic Sedan DX 5MT model FB2E2CEX includes freight & PDI, plus a cash discount of $11.32. The selling price adjustment applies to the purchase and is deducted from the negotiated pre-tax price and cannot be combined with subsidized purchase financing or leasing rates. All prices include freight & PDI of $1,495. PPSA, license, insurance, taxes, and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. †Step up financing cost is based on the Civic 4D LX 5MT model FB2E4CEX. Bi-weekly payment is $113.35 not including taxes and levies. #/*/**/† Offers valid from April 1st, 2012 through April 30th, 2012 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit or see your Honda retailer for full details.

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Friday, April 13, 2012 South Delta Leader

The right barbeque for your summer grilling Broil King

Signet 90

Broil King

 Natural Gas

Signet 20

Flat Grill Topper $ 3499 Stone Grill Set $49.99 Deep Dish Grill Wok $34.99 Broil King Cover

 Natural Gas





 Propane

 Propane






See in store for pricing


Genesis Ep310

Broil King

porta-Chef pro  $179

 Natural Gas



 Propane



*Also available in stainless steel. See in store for pricing.

Weber Weber

Spirit E- 310

Genesis S330


 Natural Gas



 Propane



*Also available in Black. See in store for pricing.


Weber Barbeque Covers Available Smokey Joe

 Natural Gas

 Portable Charcoal BBQ



 Propane





One Touch Silver


 Charcoal

Q240 Electric Grill

 $299



*See in store for our full line of Weber Q’s

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South Delta Leader, April 13, 2012  
South Delta Leader, April 13, 2012  

April 13, 2012 edition of the South Delta Leader