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RELAY RUNNERS Trio set for Rick Hansen's anniversary event

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FILM AWARDS Two SDSS students snag hardware

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'SWEET' CELEBRATION Ladner Pioneer May Days around the corner P4

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Seriously funny Ladner comedian Darcy Michael mines mirth from everyday life P 14

Tsawwassen rower earns silver medal

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›INBRIEF Mall craft fair Saturday If you still need to find that special something for mom this Mother's Day you have a chance thanks to the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall's Mother's Day Spring Craft Market on Saturday (May 12). From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the mall will feature 35 crafters from across the Lower Mainland who will have a variety of hand-made goods, from ornaments and soaps, to candles and soup in a jar. Shoppers at the mall will also be able to enter a draw for a $250 mall gift certificate. The winner will be announced next Monday (May 14). —Staff writer

Wire theft downs Telus services in Tilbury

Chosen to take part in the Rick Hansen Relay on May 20 when it passes through South Delta are (L-R) Tsawwassen McDonald's employee Danielle Strohan, McDonald's owner and operator Steve Krawchuk, and longtime Delta Gymnastics organizer Carlene Lewall. Philip Raphael photo

Hansen relay an inspiration Tour's 25th anniversary stop in Delta carries special meaning for participants PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

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arlene Lewall says she has vivid memories from the time Rick Hansen was embarking on the Man In Motion World Tour in his wheelchair. It may have been 25 years ago, but she remembers sitting with her father in his hospital room watching Hansen's progress each night on the evening TV newscasts. "My dad had suffered a major stroke sometime, probably after he (Hansen) had started his cross-Canada trip," said Lewall, a longtime community service volunteer and the 2011 recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award at the Delta Chamber of Commerce Hats Off to Excellence Awards. "Dad was 79 or 80 and it was a real inspiration to him. Dad had never really expressed emotions, but he told me how encouraged he was by Rick and if he (Hansen) could do that, he could get better." It's that recollection which will be foremost in Lewall's thoughts May 20 when she takes part in the Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay that will wind its way through South Delta May 20 with stops at Delta Municipal Hall, Tsawwassen First Nation and the Ladner McDonald's location. Lewall is one of 26 runners from Delta

who have been selected to carry a specially minted Rick Hansen medal. Her 250 metre leg of the event ends at the Ladner McDonald's which is a corporate sponsor of the nine-month, cross-Canada event that has included 600 communities and 7,000 participants. As a sponsor, Steve Krawchuk, who owns and operates the Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald's locations, was permitted to nominate three relay participants in the community and selected Lewall because of her longtime involvement in community causes. "It just seems to me that everything that is happening in this community has the touch of Carlene on it somehow," he said. "So it didn't take me long to think about her as what we call a 'difference maker' in our community." Krawchuk also selected Tsawwassen McDonald's employee Danielle Strohan, 22, who he has coached through ringette, and knows of her efforts in the community to give back her time coaching sports and volunteering at a local elementary school where she provides motivation, encouragement and positive reinforcement. And while Strohan was not even born when Hansen made his impressive tour, she got to know about him through her participation in softball with the Richmond Islanders organization.

"I knew he was a coach with the Islanders for the younger teams, and I also learned about him throughout elementary and high school," she said, adding she will be thinking of Hansen's commitment to give back to the community while she takes part in the relay. The third selection for the relay locally was tough as Krawchuk's list dwindled when long weekend commitments eliminated most of his choices. That's why he decided to fill the spot himself. Plus, he recalls the connection Hansen had with McDonald's from early on in the creation of the world tour. "It was a neat time for us because Rick Hansen was trying to get things going, looking for sponsors, and walked into the McDonald's corporate offices in Burnaby where I was working then," he said. "And I think we were the first to get on board. And it was a big deal for us, because by the time he got back to Canada, the excitement was building, and we were fundraising in the restaurants. And across Canada we raised $1.5 million. That was something we were very proud of being affiliated with." For more information about the event and a map of the relay route, visit corp. delta.bc.ca and click on the Rick Hansen Relay in the What's New? event listings. editor@southdeltaleader.com

Telus workers were busy restoring service to 2,800 Delta customers after five Telus cables were cut and stolen in the Tilbury area around 4 a.m. Monday (May 7). According to a press release from Telus, crews arrived at the scene near River Road and 76th St. shortly after services were interrupted to discover the cut cables. Police and Telus Security are investigating the theft, which left customers without access to 911 or other telecom services. Wireless service and 911 calling from cell phones was unaffected. Telus is asking anyone who witnessed suspicious activity at the site to contact police. —Staff writer

Leader wins photo award South Delta Leader freelance photographer Tyler Garnham was among those honoured by Newspapers Canada at its 2012 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. Garnham was awarded third place in the category of Best Feature Photo for papers with a circulation of 12,500 and over. The image was for the Oct. 14, 2011 edition's front page story called "Fall guys" that featured the use of the Delta Sport Development Centre as a training facility by a group of TV and film stunt performers. —Staff writer

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Tsawwassen teens win film awards Two South Delta Secondary students recognized for their work at Gulf Islands Film and Television School Two South Delta Secondary students took home hardware at the 17th annual EyeLens Film, Video and Animation Festival held in Victoria on April 21. Grade 12 student Darsey Meredith added yet another award to her growing collection for her film “Letters to Alice,” which snagged the Outstanding Achievement Award for Adult Professional Dramatic Filmmaking. And Grade 9 student Sam Cummings won in the Early Teen Dramatic Filmmaking category for the film “Shub-Niggurath.”

Over 140 videos were entered, all of them produced at The Gulf Islands Film andTelevision School (GIFTS) during 2011. This year’s award ceremony was held at Oak Bay Secondary school in Victoria for the first time ever, after a 16-year run in Vancouver. Meredith, like other EyeLens winners, is an upand-coming media artist who completed a course at GIFTS—a rural film camp on Galiano Island that focuses on developing new filmmakers. She was also an EyeLens winner in 2010. The judges said her winning film, which she

SDSS student Darsey Meredith (second from right) won the outstanding achievement award for Adult Professional Dramatic Filmmaking for the film, 'Letters to Alice' at the 17th Annual EyeLens Film, Video and Animation Festival. Contributed photo created with four other students, “Tells the story of a writer’s increasing bizarre relationship with fiction. The storytelling is

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competent, the pacing is deliberate, and the lead puts in a solid performance. Nice work!” —Staff writer

May Days to be even sweeter this year

Please join us! saturday, May 12 • 11am – 3pm Tuesday, May 15 • 4:30pm – 8:30pm South Delta Recreation Centre

‘Candyland’ the theme for 116th edition of Ladner fair Sweet! That’s the best way to describe the theme of this year’s annual Ladner Pioneer May Days May 25-27 in Memorial Park. “We picked ‘Candyland’ as our theme this year because we thought it would be something that would appeal not only to the kids but to the kid in all of us,” says May Days committee co-chair Jackey Zellweger. The Candyland theme will figure prominently throughout the weekend. There will be a “community cupcake” table on Saturday where visitors can ice their own cupcakes. For those who prefer a different type of treat, Sunday offers a gingerbread decorating table adorned with every kind of confection to make each gingerbread figurine unique. Candyland will also be prevalent in the annual parade. “Every year the kids line the streets along the parade route in anticipation of the participants passing out candy. With the parade theme being Candyland this year, I can assure you the kids will not be disappointed,” says Zellweger. New this year, the parade will include a bicycle decorating contest, in which kids are encouraged to “take pride in their ride” for a chance to win great prizes in their age category. The festivities begin on Friday evening with discounted midway rides for kids. Saturday is filled with a broad range of top-

notch family entertainers and many free activities and entertainment for children, including a petting zoo and pony rides. Sunday activities kick off with a pancake breakfast followed at noon by the parade, featuring the May Queen float.

The 1.5 mile parade route leads through the heart of historic Ladner Village and culminates at the stage in Memorial Park where the traditional May Pole Dance and May Queen Crowning Ceremony take place. The remainder of the fair

is filled with live music, entertainers, a craft fair, a food fair and the annual baseball tournament. Find out more about the event at www.ladnermaydays.com or by following May Days on Twitter @LadnerMayDays.

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Ladner's Brynn McKenna, 11, and her mom Carmen Carriere are grateful for the heart transplant Brynn received as an infant. Now, the family is helping to support other children facing medical challenges.

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A decade after her lifesaving transplant, Brynn McKenna gives hope to others

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hen she's not in class at Neilson Grove Elementary, 11-year-old Brynn McKenna likes dancing, musical theatre, jumping on the trampoline and playing with her dog. For the most part, she has a perfectly normal childhood. But not quite. Twice a day, Brynn has to take medication, which weakens her immune system. She gets regular blood work done and sees a heart doctor every six months for tests. And she has a permanent scar on her chest from receiving a heart transplant as a baby. It's now been more than a decade years since Brynn underwent that lifesaving operation, but the memory is still fresh for her family. Her mother, Carmen Carriere, recalls the day her daughter was born she needed surgery to implant a pacemaker. "She was born with something called Long QT Syndrome, and that is generally associated with sudden death," Carmen says. "Most children don't present with it until they're adolescents, so it was very rare for a newborn to have that." At four-and-a-half months old, Brynn was further diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy—a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged. She needed a heart transplant, so the family flew to Toronto since the procedure was not done in B.C. at the time. "We were very blessed in the scheme of things. We waited four weeks," says ®

Carmen. "But it was a nail-biting time because, of course, she was in heart failure, so she was on a bunch of medications." Today, happy and healthy Brynn is a symbol of hope for families with children going through medical challenges. "Seeing Brynn 10 years out, it's just so encouraging to the parents," says Carmen. "I think it's important for the public to see children like Brynn that are leading normal lives, going to school, doing normal activities, despite the fact that they have to take medication and do hospital appointments quite frequently." Brynn is an ambassador for the Children's Organ Transplant Society (COTS), a charity that supports kids requiring organ transplants. COTS has partnered with the Starlight Children’s Foundation—which brightens the lives of seriously ill children—to host the Children’s Charity Classic Golf Tournament May 24 at Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond. Brynn has benefitted from the help and support of both organizations and is excited to participate in the fundraising tournament with her father. Carmen encourages all people to register to become organ donors. "I'm so thrilled that people do donate organs, because I have my beautiful daughter," she says. —Christine Lyon

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Ladner concert season wraps up

Proceeds from final show to support the Little House Society Cedar Park Church is wrapping up this year’s Ovation Performance Series with some early jazz music and swingin’ tunes from the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. The final show of the 2011-2012 season takes place the afternoon of Saturday, May 12 and will feature the vocal quartet, The K Sisters. The foursome will be performing hit songs by the Andrew Sisters, Manhattan Transfer and more. Formed in the fall of

2010, each member is an award-winning soloist and collaborative musician and brings multiple university degrees and over a decade of professional stage, radio and choral performing experience. Their lively choreography, energized musicianship and humour have helped them establish a loyal following in the short time that they have been together. Tickets are $15, available at the church Tuesday to Friday between 9 a.m.

The K Sisters perform May 12 at Cedar Park Church. Contributed photo and 3 p.m. Proceeds will support the Little House Society, a non-profit society dedi-

cated to promoting and advancing education related to substance use, abuse and addiction.

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Outdoor movie choices sought

Best seat at Diefenbaker Park up for grabs in contest Got a film in mind that you’d like to share with a thousand or so of your neighbours on a warm summer evening in Tsawwassen? The folks at the Business Improvement Association of Tsawwassen do. And they have a few in their annual Pick the Flick contest for the fifth annual Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Nights. The BIA is asking the community to come up with some choices for the film being shown July 28 at Diefenbaker Park—one of three outdoor movie nights this summer.

The other two movies have been selected by sponsors of those screenings. On Aug. 11 at Diefenbaker Park, Vancity chose to show The Lion King. On Aug. 25, the night of the block party, and sponsored by the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, the BIA will be featuring Night at the Museum. That leaves the first night—July 28—open for the community’s input. Co-sponsors Randy’s Tirecraft Auto Centre and Tsawwassen Collision have chosen the following options for people to vote for: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The

Goonies and The Wizard of Oz. Voting will take place from May 1-18 through the BIA website (shoptsawwassen.com) or on Facebook at the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association page, or any of the coffee shops in Tsawwassen (Blenz, Petra’s, 56th Café, JDR Café, Ambiente, Beach Grove Cafe and Starbucks). Those voting will be entered for a chance to experience the movie in a very special way with VIP seats on the hill for the winner and 15 friends, plus a round of popcorn.

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There's always something cooking in Fatma Telli's kitchen. The Ladner resident, who runs a catering business specializing in Turkish cuisine, shares her recipe for colourful stuffed peppers. Christine Lyon photo

Turkish delight

Ladner resident with passion for cooking dives into catering business full time Large trays piled high with stuffed grape leaves, pastry-wrapped feta cheese, spiced cookies, baclava and other fragrant Turkish dishes cover the dining room table in Fatma Telli's Ladner home. It's a Friday afternoon and Telli is preparing a food order to be delivered that evening. For the past decade, she has run a catering business called Lara Cuisine (www.laracuisine.com) that specializes in fare from her home country. Early this year, Telli left her job of 22 years as an executive assistant to dive full-time into her real passion—

cooking. "I've been doing this for years, so I wanted to go full blast," she says. Born in Turkey, Telli grew up in Ontario and returned to Turkey after high school where she got married and had a baby. Telli, her husband and their son, now 18, return to Turkey every couple of years to visit family. One of the most sought after dishes in her repertoire is baclava, consisting of layers of filo pastry, walnuts and sweet syrup. While that recipe is a closely guarded secret, she is willing to reveal her recipe for stuffed peppers. —Christine Lyon

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Colourful stuffed peppers INGREDIENTS 10 peppers 500 grams lean ground meat (beef) 1 cup rice 3 onions, chopped finely ¼ bunch parsley, chopped ¼ bunch dill, chopped

¼ bunch fresh mint 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp salt 1 ½tbsp tomato paste ¼ cup olive oil 1 ½ cup water Yogurt

DIRECTIONS Cut off the tops of the peppers. Wash and take out the seeds. Mix ground meat, onions, rice, herbs, 1 tbsp tomato paste, black pepper, salt and olive oil in a bowl. Stuff the peppers with this mix. Place the peppers in a broad pot facing up. Mix tomato paste with 1 ½cups water

and pour into the pot. Cook on medium heat for 30-40 minutes. Let it boil, but not vigorously; that might be harsh on your peppers. Taste rice. If the rice is soft, that means the peppers are cooked. Must be served with yogurt! Note: Any leftover meat can be made into mini meat balls and also placed into the pot.

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LETTERS Curbing ambitions If I draw deeply from my conscience and ask myself what action would serve the community best—would it be to support one man's personal ambition (Sean Hodgins) to develop the Southlands? His possible personal failure seems small when I consider what is happening to our planet and the devastation wrought by rampant materialism and the destruction of all things beautiful. It moves forward without a conscience, driven by

Garden sale thanks The organizing committee of G3—Gwen’s Growing & Giving, a sharing and caring fundraiser— would like to thank you for your support of the very successful 18th Annual Plant Sale. Yesterday, the skies cleared; the plant material was amazing and eager buyers lined up to snatch their finds. The spring weather did not always cooperate, but the variety and quantity of plants was amazing with over 1,600 plants and 250 varieties donated. Close to $2,800 was earned with proceeds to the Delta Hospice and OWL, both very deserving of our efforts. This year the organizing committee, with more experience, fell into a comfortable rhythm. We knew what had to be done and who was best at getting the task done.

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The provincial government has announced a consultation process with British Columbians for choosing which Monday in February will be the new official statutory holiday, Family Day. The addition of Family Day in 2013 will give British Columbians 10 statutory holidays.

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competition, greed and power. Yes, it also moves forward through necessity and the increase of population, but us ua lly w itho ut p r ude nce, sensitivity to environment, location, habitat, and the spirit of a small community. Thousands of us move to places like Tsawwassen to get away from the noise and high density populations that rob us of our connection with nature and our deeper self; the fragrances of the woods, the wild flowers of the salmon berry and blackberry bushes, the little streams and waterways meandering through such places as the Southlands, the

song of the robin, the nuthatch and chickadee. And what of the snow owls, the sand hill cranes, the eagles and all the little creatures that inhabit our local landscape? And what of the farms and the land growing food? Ha v e we c o n s i d e re d t h e sacredness of these major, fertile river deltas such as our own Fraser River Delta? Just imagine if this pristine agricultural land is paved over piece by piece without thought for future generations? We must stop the madness.

We were a great team. We learned to ask for help. We called on each other when we needed help and supported each other in getting it all done. Not to say, it wasn’t hard work— it always is. It’s physical work— digging, bending, lifting, moving and then doing it all over again, and again and again. Yes, we had sore back, legs, arms and fingers. Yes, sometimes we were wet and cold and a hot bath felt so good, and despite it all we laughed and had a good time making it all happen. I feel very fortunate to be part of such a wonderful, hard working group of ladies. Will we do it again? Yes! It’s a bit of a rush to see everyone run down the driveway when the sale starts, it’s fun to see someone find a special plant or be introduced to the world of gardening, or see their eyes widen when you tell

them their total price—is that all, are you sure? It’s even more heartfelt when we present the cheques to the recipients. Regardless of the amount, the recipients are always so grateful—a little bit money can go a long way. Many thanks to our local business donors: Phoenix Perennials, West Coast Seeds, Thrifty Foods, Sunnyside Nurseries, Van Paridon Perennial Gardens, Fiona’s Garden and Design Services, The South Delta Leader, The DeltaOptimist, Trimpac Sysco, and Attentive Horticultural Services—Shelagh Bannerman. And we cannot forget those friends and neighbours who support our fundraiser with such enthusiasm.

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Plenty to do in South Delta If you're a parent in Ladner or Tsawwassen, and just maybe any other community on the map, you've probably heard the complaint before. "There's nothing for young people to do in this town." But if you caught the April 27, 2012 edition of the South Delta Leader that featured our fourth annual 30 Under 30 list of some pretty amazing young people, you might beg to differ. Inside that paper's pages we explored in thumbnail sketches an array of pursuits, interests and hobbies undertaken by local youth. Some were using their knack for all things high-tech to help service organizations straighten out and improve their website. Others excelled at athletics—whether it was long distance running, lacrosse or ice hockey. A few lent their time to raising money to buy food for the needy, or tutoring those who required a bit of extra help with the school books. And others dedicated themselves to developing a business—in the kitchen, in real estate, or on the Internet. Whatever it was, our group of "30 unders" had something very much in common—they were active in and around their community. They found a direction. They weren't at loose ends and lamenting the fact they had nothing to do. Does South Delta need more facilities and programs to entice youth to find an appealing pastime or something to possibly spark a career path? That's always the case as interests ebb and flow. But the example set by a youthful segment of the community has lit the way, not for specifically what they do, but their motivation to actually get out there and chart a course. While, for some, that may take a few tries until they find the right route for them, at least they will be busy discovering and learning new things and likely won't have time to complain there is "nothing to do."


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7 DAYS > ART FOR A CAUSE

Visit the Paws for a Cause, Feathers & Fur exhibit. When: now until May 27. Where: Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery. This is your opportunity to bid (silent auction) on beautifully decorated birdhouses or purchase art with a "pet" theme. Sales of the birdhouses will go to support our feathered and furry friends at OWL and the Delta Humane Society.

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4960 48th Ave. Net proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. For info call 604-946-8402.

> MOTHER'S SWIM

Parents, come spend quality time with your children. When: Mother's Day, May 13, all day. Where: Ladner Leisure Centre, Sungod, Winskill Pools. Parent admitted free when accompanied by their children.

> PLANT SALE

The South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets ever second Wednesday of the month at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen. Open to all levels of therapeutic touch and anyone interested in learning about this healing modality. For more info call Selena at 604-952-4175.

Check out the plant sales at Ladner Community Gardens and Earthwise this weekend.

> QUILTERS MEETING

The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild invites you to attend their next meeting. When: Tuesday, May 15. Where: Sacred Heart gym, 3900 Arthur Dr. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and meetings are from 7-9 p.m. Meeting features the

Are you spring cleaning your book collection? Donate your castoffs to Ladner Pioneer Library before May 18 in anticipation of Ladner Pioneer Library’s Annual Book Sale on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hotspot for migratory birds Delta's unique and diverse habitats support more than 300 winged species

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t is easy to take birds for granted in particular species in any one week. Delta, we have so many. Through- The hermit thrush that appeared out the year there is something to suddenly in my back yard was not enjoy: snow geese against a blue sky, unexpected: he or his cousin had twirling clouds of sandpipers evad- been there the same time last year. ing falcons across Boundary Bay, and Colourful warblers, of several different species, time their songbirds singing melodiAnne arrival with the emergence ously in the suburbs. Each Murray of insects. They reveal their spring, we have the amazing presence with little bursts sight of great blue herons of song, yet are difficult to balancing on their flimsy, see among newly-opened stick nests, perched high in leaves. In June, flocks of the maples on Tsawwassen black swifts pass through, bluff. From tiny hummingriding the air currents of birds to magnificent bald early summer depressions. eagles and exotic snowy The stars of migration are owls, Delta has a wealth of the shorebirds, whose long birdlife. migration journeys link Many birds nest in northSouth America with the Arcern latitudes, taking advantage of the summer’s long daylight tic. Western sandpipers, for example, hours and plentiful insects. Come are only 17 cm long and weigh less fall, the birds retreat south, escaping than a granola bar, but are known to darkness and cold temperatures, as fly 11,000 km between their winter they have done for millennia. Some and summer homes! Delta’s habitats of beach, marsh, head all the way to Central and South America; others make shorter trips, fields, rivers, bog and woodland supwintering from southern B.C. to Cali- port over 300 bird species. These birds fornia. A few, like northern pintails, bring a unique quality of life to our move east-west, from prairie breed- community, linking us with distant ing grounds to coastal winter haunts, lands and providing beautiful sights while snowy owls fly south irregularly, and sounds for everyone to enjoy. appearing every few years. In spring, We have a huge responsibility to the the migration is reversed and quicker, world to ensure their survival. as flocks of ducks, shorebirds, swallows, and other birds urgently push Anne Murray is a local naturalist and north to claim the best breeding author of A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay and Tracing Our Past ~ A Herispots. Migrant birds are often very punc- tage Guide to Boundary Bay, see www. tual, and birdwatchers can anticipate natureguidesbc.com. By the Bay

The South Fraser Gogos are holding their annual Books, Baskets & Buns Sale. When: Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Ladner United Church,

The Tsawwassen Shrine Club is holding its annual salmon barbecue. When: Sunday, June 3, noon to 5 p.m. Where: Ladner Harbour Park. Adults $10. Enjoy barbecued salmon and help Shriners support community activities. Call 604-943-3548 for info.

The Delta Photo Club meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre. The club holds workshops, print and digital image displays, competitions, and social outings. Contact Karoline at 604-803-3011 or email publicity@deltaphotoclub. com.

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The Ladner Community Gardens is holding its first plant sale. The event is a fundraiser to keep the gardens going for another year and continue teaching children and adults how to garden organically, as well as supplying the local food bank with produce. When: May 12, 9 a.m. to noon. Where: 6467 Holly Park Dr. at the Ladner Community Gardens.

Earthwise Society is kicking off Earthwise Market Days with a "Bee Friendly Plant Sale and Farm Market." When: Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Earthwise Farm and Garden. This unique community event is bringing attention to our vanishing bees. Join us to find out how they help people, and how people can help them.

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Drinking Water Week

Here in BC we often take our tap water for granted, but it is a finite resource that we should value and protect.

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We need to value our drinking water methods in your area. We invite you to get involved and learn more about your water. Start by taking the Community Water Challenge and pledge to be water wise. By incorporating practical actions into our daily routines, we can make a difference. Visit www.drinkingwaterweek.org to find out about Drinking Water Week events in your area, and to download activities and educational resources provided by BC Water & Waste Association.

are you water wise? take the Community Water Challenge and enter to win an exciting water-themed getaway courtesy of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel and Helijet! It’s simple – just pledge to take one of the water wise actions below. Make your pledge at:

drinkingwaterweek.org/challenge Be Water Wise: n Limit your shower time to 5 minutes per day. n Install a low-flow fixture or appliance. Look for the WaterSense label on retail shelves across BC. n Return unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal. n Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, shaving and doing dishes. n Dispose of household wastes such as cleaners, paints and grease responsibly, instead of putting them down your sink or toilet.

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Answers: 1.True: British Columbians use an average of 426 litres of water per day; the average Canadian uses 329 litres of water per day (nearly double what Europeans use!)* 2. False: Never put fats, oils or grease down the drain - when these substances enter our wastewater they can clog pipes and deplete oxygen in the aquatic environment. 3. False: Watering your lawn thoroughly once per week rather than lightly at a greater frequency will strengthen the roots and promote a greener, healthier lawn.

When you turn on your tap asks you to “Get to know and clean, safe water comes your H2O.” Think about the impact of your everyday acout, do you ever wonder how tions and how a few simple it got there or what happens changes really can make a when it goes down the drain? difference. Or why you should care? Have you thought about “It is often said that the how much water you can ability to provide clean save by drinking walimiting ter and treat your shower sewage is the time to five greatest conminutes, or tribution to by turning off public health the tap while our world has brushing seen,” says your teeth? Daisy Foster, How about CEO of BC by reducing Water & lawn waterWaste Association. “Yet, drinkingwaterweek.org ing or raising the level of in our part of your lawn the world, we mower blade to cut down on take for granted that we can evaporation? simply turn on the tap and Did you know that what we clean water gushes out. We put down our sink or toilet forget that we use that same can have a serious impact treated water to hose down on fish and the aquatic our driveways and water our environment? Detergents, lawns. We flush our toilets medications, and many other and away it goes along with household products end whatever we put down there.” up at wastewater treatment She adds, “We make the plants where special processeffort to turn out lights to es are required to minimize conserve energy, yet we the impact on the receiving don’t make the connection waters. Fats, oils and grease between energy and water that we put down our drains use. Many of us are unaware can often cause blockages in of the energy that is used to sewer lines resulting in costly treat and distribute water.” repairs. During Drinking During Drinking Water Water Week, take the time to Week, May 13 – 19, 2012, BC find out about safer disposal Water & Waste Association

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n 26% of British Columbians have no idea where the water that flows from their tap comes from.* n The average Canadian uses 329 litres of water per day. However, the average Canadian thinks they only use 132 litres per day.* n We use up to 50% more water in the summertime when people are watering their lawns and gardens.** *2011 Canadian Water Attitudes Study, commissioned by RBC and Unilever Canada **BC Stats 2009

For more water wise tips and ‘Did You Knows’, and to download educational activities for your home or classroom, visit www.drinkingwaterweek.org.

facebook.com/drinkingwaterweek @drinkingwaterwk

Drinking Water Week Our drinking water ranks amongst the best in the world! Let’s not take our clean and safe water supply for granted. The costs and energy required to treat and deliver fresh clean water to our taps, and to manage wastewater to safeguard our environment are significant. Do your part to conserve water – together let’s celebrate and protect this finite resource!

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NEPP seminars teach people how to survive after disaster The emergency response team at Windsor Woods residential complex in Tsawwassen has fortunately never had to use their skills in a reallife situation. But if disaster strikes in South Delta, they will be prepared. The team was initiated by property manager Elsa Carvajal, who experienced a devastating 8.1 magnitude earthquake in her hometown of Mexico City in 1985 and has made an effort ever since to be ready for an emergency. To maintain her skills, Carvajal goes to Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness Program (NEPP) seminars, and plans to attend the next session May 16 at 7 p.m. at South Delta Baptist Church which will focus on fire suppression. NEPP is run jointly by the Delta Police Department, Delta Fire & Emergency Services and the Corporation of Delta. Delta Police A/Sgt. Paul Eisenzimmer says in the case of an emergency, police, fire fighters and

paramedics will likely be overwhelmed with calls and some neighbourhoods may have to fend for themselves for 72 hours or longer. NEPP seminars are designed to help residents weather that critical time. "That's the focus of it, is to help individuals prepare for 72 hours and to get them to start looking at their neighbours as a resource," Eisenzimmer says. "There's strength in numbers. So rather than try to survive the first 72 hours on your own, you may be able to survive much better with the assistance of your neighbours." Identified risks related to Delta's transportation industry include dangerous goods accidents and industrial explosions. And natural disasters that could affect Delta include earthquakes, winter storms and flooding. Contact your local Delta Community Policing Station for more information about NEPP. —Christine Lyon

If disaster strikes in South Delta, Windsor Woods property manager Elsa Carvajal will be ready to spring into action. Christine Lyon photo

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Whether he's knitting, getting the straight goods on his talk show from celebs such as Caroline Rhea, or undergoing a dramatic weight loss, Ladner's Darcy Michael can see the funny side of things and takes them on stage in his stand up act. Contributed photos

Seriously funny Ladner comedian Darcy Michael mines mirth from everyday life PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR

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adner's Darcy Michael knows comedy can be funny. But it also has a serious side. First off, as a comedian, it's his livelihood. Second of all, it's a form of self protection—something he learned from his father, a retired police officer, who Michael says is the funniest person he knows. "One hundred per cent, it was my dad," Michael says. "I come from a big, boisterous, loud and obnoxious family. And my dad was king of the hill and single-handedly is the reason I have this sense of humour." Michael, who recently completed filming a TV talk show called The Skinny with Darcy Michael that is being shopped around the networks, says cops have a dark twisted sense of humour that as a youngster growing up can shape who you are. "You can't be in that line of work and not find a way to cope with it, and I think humour is the best way to cope with anything, whether it be your job or your health. It just kicks into second gear for me. I find I'm the funniest at the darkest of hours, which is terrible at funerals. Anyone sitting next to me at a funeral is just a dreadful situation for them." Michael was born in Pickering, Ontario and moved with his family at age eight to Lynn Valley in North Vancouver when his father

retired from police work. Michael became the proverbial class clown in school. "As a short, fat, gay kid at eight you gotta start somewhere," he says.

"Some of you still look confused. If you're confused now you should have been at my wedding. Poor grandma still hasn't figured out why I was holding hands with my best man."

"All of at us some point or another in our lives have been bullied and if anything it makes us better human beings, you know. Like, I have an amazing life. I make movies, TV shows and travel the world, and people pay me to talk about my feelings. If anything, I want to go and thank my bully, you know. I just don't know what McDonald's he works at."

"It's 100 per cent real life. I don't sit down to write," he says. "I used to. But now I acknowledge things that are happening in my life with a little note like falling off the treadmill at the Ladner Rec Centre the other day trying to check out one of the lifeguards that was in the gym." Gay parenting is another subject for humour—his now teenage daughter Grace is from his partner's pervious relationship.

In high school Michael took to the stage at Argyle Secondary school to express himself. "I lived in the theatre at Argyle. I think it's the only way I got through high school, being able to have that outlet, and just know that's what I wanted to do, be an actor or a singer. But I'm a terrible actor and I can't hold a note to save my life. But I can make people laugh." The epiphany for that as a career came while making his wedding day speech eight years ago. That was when husband Jeremy told him he should give being funny for a living a try. "Little did he know the beast he created," Michael says, adding he draws on his unique lifestyle for the majority of his comedy material.

"Our daughter is 10-years-old and when she was younger we didn't know how to address the whole gay parent thing, so we wanted to wait until when she was older so she could understand it. But when she was five she came home from school one day and walked right up to Jer and I and she goes, 'Are you guys gay?' And Jer and I both look at each other, and we're like, 'No, we're Scientologists.'" Appearance is another target. About two years ago Michael weighed in around 300 pounds. Today, 120 pounds or so lighter, he is a shadow of his former self. The secret to the weight loss? Michael— who also has Celiac disease and has to eat

gluten-free foods—started by eating a healthier diet and went for long walks. And as he dropped the weight he upped the intensity to the point where he does mini triathlons each day—a swim at the local pool, bike ride to Deas Island Park, and a session on the treadmill. "A lot of my old act used to be about being a big fat guy and being an undercover gay," he says. "Now look at me, I'm a screaming queen." "I got hit on when I was in Toronto. And I always get creeped out when people flirt with me, because instantly in my head I can't help but think what has gone wrong with your life that led you to this moment. What did your daddy do that you've got to replace him with a hairier version?" Today, with a cross-Canada tour booked, the likelihood of going into the second round of producing his talk show, and a just released comedy show being sold online, spare time can be pretty scarce for Michael who says he cherishes the quiet, suburban family life he has in Ladner. "It took a little while to adjust to things here, but I couldn't imagine living anywhere else," says Michael who adds, "But the closest Ladner is going to get to its own pride parade is if 'Jer' and I go to the mailbox together." editor@southdeltaleader.com

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he Delta Islanders evened their Junior A lacrosse record to two wins and two losses with an 11-9 win over the Langley Thunder Saturday night (May 5) at Ladner Arena. The Islanders were led by a six point game (four goals and two assists) from Eli McLaughlin. The Islanders led 4-3 after the first period, then rattled off

another six goals in the middle frame. But the Thunder kept within striking distance with four of their own to enter the third period behind 10-7. And they made it close as the visitors scored twice—both from Matt Messenger—to make the score 10-9 for the Islanders before Issey Lamb closed out the scoring

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Bracken follows in brother's wake at island regatta The family genes when it comes to rowing run strong in the Bracken family as Tsawwassen's Leah Bracken followed in her brother's wake winning a silver medal last month at the 42nd annual Brentwood College International high school rowing regatta. Bracken was part of the Junior Girls Four from Shawnigan Lake School that made the final which was won by theVictoria City Rowing Club. Last year, older brother Robert won a pair of gold medals at the Leah Bracken same regatta on Vancouver Island which is one of the largest in North America with about 1,800 athletes competing in 186 races. The event, held April 27-29, drew 38 rowing clubs and high schools from the Pacific Northwest including the Delta Deas Rowing Club which earned a silver medal in the Junior Girls pairs. Next up for Leah Bracken is the 52nd annual Shawnigan Lake Regatta held May 12-13. When not with the school's rowing team, Bracken and her brother are members of the Burnaby Lake Rowing Club. —Staff writer

and sealed up the win with a goal at 13:46. The result put Delta in fifth place in the eight team league with four points. Delta’s next home game is May 12 when the team welcomes the Nanaimo Timbermen to Ladner Area. Game time is 8 p.m. —Staff writer

Blues on the way to B.C. finals Talent from Tsawwassen and Ladner bound for Kelowna A group of young Tsawwassen and Ladner soccer players have booked some time in the Okanagan sun this summer and a shot at a provincial title.

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Feeling at home in a low-rise building When you’re looking for a home, feeling welcome in the community is often a big part of the puzzle. While high-rise architecture is popular, perhaps a low-rise development might be just what you’re looking for. “People find comfort in the smaller scale,” says Andrew Emmerson of GBL Architects. “That’s not to say there won’t still be high-rises ... but (low-rises) feel more homey to some.” One of the positive things about living in a smaller development is that you can more easily get to know your neighbours. “You’re sharing amenities with 50 instead of 500,” Emmerson says. “Low-

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CALL 604-558-2278 PORT HARDY - Looking for a Journeyman GM Technician. Send resumes to Attention Cory, klassengm@gmail.com or fax 250949-7440. RICHMOND Food Co. req’s a seasonal late afternoon janitor. Fax resume 604-275-1682 TELEMARKETING. Perm P/T, exp, some knowledge of Excel. Salary + Commission. Richmond, clse to bus & Canada line. Fax: 604-278-8587 email: michelled3900@gmail.com WELDERS WANTED. Journeymen 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km west of Lloydminster, is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

REGISTERED Nurses required for relief hours in Canadian facilities. Seeking exp ER, LDR and OR nurses. Please visit www.travelnurse.ca or 866-355-8355

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GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281

VOLUNTEER AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!

Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, tickets & gates, announcers, transportation, batgirls and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours.

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

HERBAL MAGIC Look great for summer - 1st 9 weeks for $99. Lose Weight and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Call NOW 1-800-8545176. WANT TO SEE Scenic BC! Needed Immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info. e-mail: sbcjobs@hotmail.ca. Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: (250) 567-2550

INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.ca

TOPSOIL BARKMULCH, SAND, GRAVEL

Call 604-531-5935

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

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GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

LEGAL SERVICES

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

Helen Petre

604 - 897 - 5771 email: helenpetre@shaw.ca

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PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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ELECTRICAL

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

EXCAVATORS EX60 - EX300

BACKHOES 4 X 4 C/W bracker & hoepack

6 ways to wide blades

C/W attachments

C/W Trailers

BOBCATS FARM TRACTORS C/W attachments

(604)531-5935

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Licensed, Government Approved, BBB Accredited. DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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FENCING

PARM LANDSCAPING LTD. Cedar fencing installed, gates, repairs, complete lawn maint. Comm/Res. 604-271-5319

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Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064

CONCRETE & PLACING

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

Qualify Now To Be Debt Free 1-877-220-3328

Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771

15+ years experience Bookkeeping, payroll, etc

DUMP TRUCKS

Helping CANADIANS repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest regardless of your credit!

CUSTOM HOMES • Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More

ALL ACCOUNTING SERVICES

EDUCATION/TUTORING

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com

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HANDYPERSONS

HANDYMAN. Very reliable. 20 yrs exp. Senior’s discount. Make a list. CAN DO IT ALL! 604-866-4977

Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

CATS

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If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Up to $20/hr Join our Marketing/ Advertising team now Busiest time of the year! Hiring 12 f/t CSR reps Must be outgoing and motivated!

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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PERSONAL SERVICES

GET IN THE GAME!

PERSONAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

For more information, visit our website at: www.canadian openfastpitch.com or contact our office at 604.536.9287 or info@canadianopen fastpitch.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: http://www. facebook.com/Canadian OpenFastpitch and follow us on Twitter @CdnOpen!

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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• FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked!

HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

WEST Star Restoration & Contracting Services Ltd. Located 7705 Thornhill Drive, Vancouver, BC is looking to hire a Drywall installer and finisher (NOC.7284), Permanent, Full Time, $23.50 per hour, 40 hours per week, Medical benefits, ASAP, Experiences 1 year, Speak English, Setting Experiences: Commercial, Residential, Area of Drywall and Lath Installation Specialization: Suspended ceiling and floors, metal lath ceilings, Access flooring system, Metal door frame installation, exterior pre-fabricated wall panels. Please send your resume to info_weststar@shaw.ca

In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive:

Help wanted! Make money mailing brochures from home! Free supplies! Helping home workers since 2001! Genuine opportunity! No experience required. Start immediately! www.theworkinghub.com

SALES Manager req’d for growing Automotive Dealership in South Okanagan, BC. Must have Automotive Sales leadership experience with focus on Customer Satisfaction.E-mail resume to david@dajo.ca. Pay based on experience

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Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

CLEANUP for SPRING DAerating D Power Raking D Pruning D Lawn Cutting D Power Washing D Fencing D Organic Fertilizing

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HELP WANTED

carriers NEEDED

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Quality service in South Delta since 1997 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

329 PAINTING & DECORATING Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

OF Home (604)501-9290

Improvements,

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

477

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

PUGS pure bred. 5M 1F, no papers 1st shots, dewormed, 8 wks old fawn & red $800 (604)826-1037

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SPRING TIME - Springer cross pups, 6 mos, 1st shots, $450. 604823-6739, afternoons/evenings.

SUNDECKS

REAL ESTATE

PETS

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weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a great spot for you!

PETS

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

604-948-3640

TRANSPORTATION 810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

838

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

696

OTHER AREAS

CORTES ISLAND BC. Tranquility is yours for $309,500. 3 bedroom on 1.3 acres at Smelt Bay. Attached workshop. Sun deck. Fenced garden. Ocean peek. 604-789-2492

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PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 1 $38/hour. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & small jobs. Local & license. Call 604-510-2155

706

374

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

TREE SERVICES

Tree removal done RIGHT!

320

â&#x20AC;˘ Tree & Stump Removal â&#x20AC;˘ CertiďŹ ed Arborists â&#x20AC;˘ 20 yrs exp. â&#x20AC;˘ 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bucket Truck â&#x20AC;˘ Crown Reduction â&#x20AC;˘ Spiral Pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Land Clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured â&#x20AC;˘ Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PETS

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

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BLUE NOSE STAFFORDSHIRE puppies, 7 wks. old, black, brown, gray colours $350. (604)723-4501

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS AT NORTHWEST ROOFING

CANE CORSO MASTIFF pure bred male, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet â&#x153;&#x201C; Call 604-826-7634.

Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

JJ ROOFING SPECIALIZING IN RE-ROOFING. WCB Insured., 3rd Party Liability, BBB member. Jas 604-726-6345

CHIHUAHUA male, black & tan, vaccinated, dewormed and vet checked, $700. 604-504-5438. Cock-A-Poo x Poo pups. 1st shots Vet checked, non-shedding, S.Sry. $600. 604-541-9163/604-785-4809 ENGLISH BULLIES 2 m. 12 wks. Vet â&#x153;&#x201D;, stable temp., 50 lbs. at most. $1200 (604)725-7191 after 5 FILA GUARD DOGS. Excellent Loyal Family Pet, all shots Great Protectors! Ph 604-817-5957.

HORSE

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly â&#x20AC;&#x153; ABOVE THE REST â&#x20AC;&#x153; Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

â&#x20AC;˘ Estate Services â&#x20AC;˘ Electronics â&#x20AC;˘ Appliances â&#x20AC;˘ Old Furniture â&#x20AC;˘ Construction â&#x20AC;˘ Yard Waste â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete â&#x20AC;˘ Drywall â&#x20AC;˘ Junk â&#x20AC;˘ Rubbish â&#x20AC;˘ Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

15 Year old 14-3 Bay Andalusian mare. Sensitive horse for confident tactful rider. Owner retired. $8500 obo TO A GOOD HOME. Call 604-534-6152 (Langley). LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups. Family/farm raised. Vet â&#x153;&#x201C;, shots, short hair, parents exc temper. F$695.M $595. 604-835-0305. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

BESTWAY PAINTING & DECORATING Interior / Exterior Small / Big Jobs Comm/Res. Fully Insured. ~ Crown Molding Installation ~ Staining & Custom Painting Laminate ďŹ&#x201A;rs ~ H/W ReďŹ nishing Mention this ad for $200. off on minimum $1000 job.

John 778-881-6737

FERTILIZERS

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

548

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

560

GARAGE SALES

MISC. FOR SALE

**HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway

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

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

Phone: 604-581-8332 & 604-585-0063

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

MISC. FOR RENT

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

KICK BACK & RELAX IN SOUTH SURREY Seeking professional persons to rent Deluxe, Fully Furnished & Equipped 2 bdrm. + rec. rm. + 2 bath T/House. 6 appli. D/W, W/D, & Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. No - Smoking inside, covered patio & outdoor patio. Amenities rm. incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. $1950/mo. Available June 1.

604.488.9161

ClassiďŹ eds Work! www.bcclassiďŹ ed.com 736

HOMES FOR RENT

Richmond.Spac. newly reno 3 bdrm upper w/pri 3 bdrm ste dwn. f/p, 7 appls. w/w. enste. patio, strg. fncd. May 1. n/p. $2395. 604-833-2103.

745

ROOM & BOARD

LANGLEY CITY ROOMS AVAIL in 6 bdrm hse on acreage. Breakfast, lndry light housekeeping util cbl incl Seniors & independents welcome 604-780-2767, 604-721-4421

DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL Minimum $160 for Complete full-size Vehicles Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943

Need A Ride, Drive Today. Take $500 to $5000 Cash Home. Carter Credit 1.888.688.1837

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

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $5,995. obo. 604-826-0519

2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $21,500: 10000k. Call 604-551-1377.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

851

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VEHICLES WANTED

TRUCKS & VANS

1998 TOYOTA TACOMA 4X4 new shocks, alarm, hwy kms, good condition. $12,000 obo. 778-891-4501 2009 DODGE 150 HEMI PICK UP with canopy, rhino lined, loaded, 8000 original kmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, show room condition. 26,000 OBO. (604)613-3727

MARINE 912

HOMES WANTED

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! 604-626-9647

The Scrapper

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2005 HONDA CIVIC SI, silver, 4 dr, 5 sp, fully loaded, 90 K, s.roof, $6,600. Call 604-551-1377.

AUTO FINANCING

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3000 firm. 604-538-9257.

TRANSPORTATION 810

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

2006 PONTIAC Pursuit, 64K, auto, A/C, 4 cyl, runs great. several dents. $3500 firm. 778-893-4866

ALDERGROVE 7 bdrm, 4 bath, 9 yrs old, 2 a/g stes on 1st floor, 4 bdrms up, open concept kitchen with island, crown moldings, south backyrd. $579,900. (604)856-4721

627 FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

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THE BEST ACCOMMODATION

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2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

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

730

CANOE Pass Village/Wes Del Marina, multi unit complex garage sale 3459 River Road West, Sat. May 12, 10-2, rain or shine, covered table area.Tools, hand and power, Marine equipment, books, furniture and more. Please park on River Road West, NO PARKING IN PRIVATE LOT.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Regency Park Gardens

bradsjunkremoval.com

604.

845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

SURREY

â&#x20AC;˘ Twins â&#x20AC;˘ Fulls â&#x20AC;˘ Queens â&#x20AC;˘ Kings 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

REAL ESTATE

But Dead Bodies!!

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

Call 604-533-9780

FURNITURE

www.recycleitcanada.ca

Haul Anything...

2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $42,900. 604856-8177 / 604-308-5489(Aldergrv) 2011 WINDRIVER 230 RKS, loaded, total length 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122;9â&#x20AC;?. Asking $26,000/obo. Will take small trade & cash. Don (778)344-8047. BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024 www.rosmanrv.com

We Will Pay You $1000

MATTRESSES staring at $99

PAINT SPECIAL (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

GUARANTEED

Auto Loans or

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.

5374 - 203rd St, Langley

533

BORDER COLLIE pups born Mar 6, 2012. Registered. Strong trialing & working pedigree. Vet checked. 1st shots. $500. 604-854-6637 Abbts

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

PETS

APARTMENT/CONDO

LANGLEY

STND POODLE pups 8 wks, vac, dewormed, CKC reg, parents on site, apricot $1500. 604-496-1180

Precision 1 Plumbing & Heating Licensed ~ Insured. Hot water tanks, service, renos. Contact Rick 604-809-6822

1999 FORD 350 BPlus Motorhome with V10 motor, fully equip., exc. cond. $15,000 obo 604-462-1499

RENTALS

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

RECREATIONAL/SALE

BOATS

2011 Custom weld Jetboat 20ft, c/w 9.9 Suzuki Kickin, depthe sounder, windless anchor system, Stainless steel BBQ, & much more. $49,900. Contact Rich 778-988-9302 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

830

MOTORCYCLES

MOTORCYCLE HAULER, single/ dble/trpl large lockable utility box for all your gear. Wide easy load alum. ramp incl. $1250. 778-888-6805.


T N E V E G N I R P S INTO

0.99 %*

PURCHASE FINANCING

FOR UP TO 36 MONTHS *

604-207-1888 604.638.0497

OR

$

2,000

ON SELECT 2012 ODYSSEY AND 2012 PILOT MODELS

CASH PURCHASE INCENTIVE#

ODYSSEY & PILOT TOURING

Leather interior • Heated 1st and 2nd row seats • DVD entertainment system with remote & wireless headsets • XM® Radio • Rear Camera • Bluetooth® • i-MID • Power tailgate, moonroof & sliding doors£ • Satellite Navigation system with Voice Recognition

COME FULLY LOADED WITH:

MODEL RL5H9CK

MODEL YF4H9CKN

@BCHonda

**MSRP is $48,730/$50,160 including freight and PDI of $1,640 based on a new 2012 Odyssey Touring model RL5H2CK/Pilot Touring model YF4H9CKN. For all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. *Limited time finance offer based on a new 2012 Odyssey Touring model RL5H9CK/Pilot Touring model YF4H9CKN and a 36 month finance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. Finance example: $48,730/$50,160 at 1.99% per annum equals $548 for 48 months. Freight and PDI of $1,640 included. Cost of borrowing is $6,004/$6,176, for a total obligation of $54,734.40/$56,336.00. Down payment of $29,470.25/$31,071.97, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at finance inception. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. #$2,000 Honda cash purchase incentive is available on select Odyssey and Pilot models. Honda cash purchase incentive will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease or finance offers. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. .£sliding doors are on the Odyssey only **/*/# Offers valid from May 1st through May 31st 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 www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details

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