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Funding cuts force mental health facility to end its 80-bed contract with Fraser Health MARIA SPITALE-LEISK REPORTER


ichael Wortis stares at the captured moments tacked to the wall of his wife Ruth's room at Delta View Habilitation Centre. He sees the couple's ocean kayaking trips, hiking excursions – and the way Ruth danced. Alzheimer's has robbed Ruth of those memories since 2002 when she was diagnosed. Five days a week, 75-year-old Michael makes the trek from where he lives in Burnaby to the specialized, mental health residential facility on Burns Drive in East Delta. Ruth arrived there by way of transfer from Riverview Hospital's geriatric psychiatry building, Valleyview, which permanently closed last fall. "We were hoping we would have a period of stability after all this moving," said Michael. Alzheimer's is an unpredictable illness. Ruth developed behavioural issues early on. Michael said it would take six care aids to change her diapers on bad days. But Ruth's regimen has changed since moving to Delta View, reports Michael. "We have been able to cut down on the medications that she is using," he said. He labels Delta View as a world-class facility for Alzheimer's patients, where staff employ a gentle care philosophy: more personal attention and minimal amounts of drugs and restraints. On June 18 a new wave of uncertain-

ty hit when Michael learned, in nine months, Delta View's almost 80 mental health beds will no longer be funded by the Fraser Health Authority. In a letter sent to patients' families, Delta View stated it was ending its contract with Fraser Health. Salim Devji, assistant administrator at Delta View, said budget talks between the health authority and the familyrun facility broke down after months of back-and-forth negotiations earlier this year. "Unfortunately all of the [budget] numbers [Fraser Health] gave us were below our cost," said Devji. "[Fraser Health] sent us a letter stating on March 9 [2012] that the communications on the budget are over and this is your new rate." According to Devji, the previous funding rate was set at $315 per bed per day. He said Fraser Health "unilaterally" changed that number to $286 per bed per day, adding that Delta View will operate at a loss for the next nine months. Dan Kipper, Fraser Health director of Mental Health and Substance Use Services, could not confirm what the new rates are; however, he did say Delta View's budget was lowered to bring support costs in line with comparable residential programs funded by Fraser Health. "Delta View certainly is staffed higher and we do fund that," said Kipper. "And part of our negotiation we actually added in dollars for the staffing. [Delta

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Michael Wortis visits with his wife Ruth at Delta View Habilitation Centre. Maria Spitale-Leisk photo View] wanted to go to more of a professional mix so we agreed to increase funding to fund an all nurse program versus LPN." Devji defended Delta View's staffing levels – a ratio of one care-giver for every six residents – saying the state-of-theart facility has extended patients' lives by decades. Residents are kept physically and socially active through music therapy programs and other rehabilitation therapies. Fraser Health is now tasked with finding mental health beds in the region by March 31 for displaced Delta View patients. "Once we have those sites identified and the contracts negotiated we will be

certainly letting families know and discussing it and doing transition planning with the families to facilitate the transfer of the patients from Delta View to those sites," said Kipper. As for the soon-to-be vacant Delta View Habilitation Centre, Devji said they will move to a private-pay model. Currently Michael pays $1,000 a month for Ruth's bed at Delta View – an incredible bargain he said. Now he is left wondering where Ruth will be moved to next. "Of course I'm worried," he said. "I'm not looking forward to that day. I think [Fraser Health] ought to save [Delta View Habilitation Centre]."

Trustees endorse teacher contract B.C. school trustees have embraced a contract extension for the B.C. Teachers' Federation that promises labour peace in schools until next spring. With 85 per cent of boards of education participating Wednesday, the vote was unanimous in favour of the two-year contract that expires June 30, 2013. The deal imposes a two-year wage freeze on teachers, which had already been accepted by school support staff and other public sector unions in B.C. "Boards of education are pleased that we have been able to achieve agreements with all of our unionized staff in these challenging times," said Melanie Joy, chair of the B.C. Public School Employers' Association. Teachers voted by a three-to-one margin last week to accept the contract extension, with 52 per cent of BCTF members casting ballots.

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The deal puts off a bitter dispute over government changes to hiring, layoff and performance evaluation of teachers. Education Minister George Abbott said the agreement includes a letter of understanding to continue talks on those issues. Those discussions are expected to resume this fall, dealing with professional development, evaluation and which issues are negotiated at the provincial and local level. The long-running dispute over class size and composition may also heat up again next year as the B.C. Liberal government heads into an election campaign. BCTF president Susan Lambert said the agreement includes some improvements to teacher benefits and leave provisions. But the union is going to court to argue that imposing a twoyear wage freeze violates their constitutional right to collective bargaining. Lambert has also indicated that the BCTF will once again work to unseat the B.C. Liberal government, as it has done with advertising and protests in recent elections. —Tom Fletcher

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Grey skies did not deter Linda Allen of Tsawwassen and her mom Hilda, 94, away from the nation's birthday festivities in Ladner last Sunday (above, left). Many proudly donned red and white for the daytime celebrations provided by the Delta Museum and Archives and the Kirkland House Foundation in Ladner, and the Tsawwassen Lions Club at Diefenbaker Park. In the evening, about 5,000 people came to Chalmers Park in North Delta for fireworks and other family-friendly activities. Delta Police Const. Ciaran Feenan said the festivities ran smoothly in all communities. 'We didn't have any issues at all from any of the Canada Day celebrations, so it's great, that's how the day is supposed to be,' he said. A few days later Canadians joined their neighbours south of the border in Point Roberts for the Fourth of July, where the Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce hosted a 'heroes'-themed parade. Jim Kinnear photos

Mother nature won't spoil blueberry season Ladner farmer Ken Bates says blueberry crops – a $100M industry in B.C. – will be bountiful this summer MARIA SPITALE-LEISK REPORTER

June's cool unseasonable temperatures means a slower start to blueberry season, but it will still be bountiful, predicts one Delta farmer. Blueberries are big business for the local economy – approximately $100 million was put into

B.C. farmers' pockets, according to last year's numbers from the BC Blueberry Council. The province is also home to the world's largest highbush blueberry-growing region. Ladner blueberry farm owner Ken Bates – who is also the former vice-chair of the BC Blueberry Council – isn't too concerned for his crops after the recent deluge

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tion of Delta to purchase the eastern 9.4 acres of the long-vacant former harness racetrack at the intersection of Hwy. 17 and Ladner Trunk Rd., which current owner Kwantlen Polytechnic University intends to sell. Delta already owns the other half. Conley said on July 8 the group will have informational brochures, maps and historic photographs on hand. He encourages residents to share their own photos and memories of the park. Conley had hoped to present the petition to Delta's mayor and coun-

cil before the summer, but decided to extend the signature campaign until September. "We wanted to build up some more numbers, we didn't think that around the 500 mark was enough. We wanted to keep going," he said. "With a large amount of signatures, hopefully they (council) will respond positively to what people are saying." Early this year Coun. Sylvia Bishop put forward a motion that Delta should consider buying Kwantlen's parcel, which is assessed at just over $11 million. Delta council decided

Berry season underway soon Continued from P4 tasty, antioxidant-rich spheres gleaned from 3,200 acres of blueberry bushes in Delta. Bates anticipates that blueberry season will get underway in a couple weeks and last until the end of August. "The weather is cooperating," said Bates. "[ The berries] are

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Race ready The breakfast of pros The breakfast of champions is a stack of powerhouse pancakes. At least, it was for pro cyclist Eric Wohlberg the day he became Tour de Delta's first overall winner at the inaugural event in 2001. Jamie Davidson, one of the last remaining founders still involved in the event, recalled the story last week as he served up the flapjacks for Local Flavour. "We were in desperate need of some star power," he said, "and Eric basically said, just tell me where to be." Davidson still recruits professional riders for Tour de Delta, which starts today (July 6) and runs through July 8, one of several cycling events that make up B.C. Superweek (July 6-15). Today, it can still be a challenge to recruit the pros, he said, because Tour de Delta does not award the UCI points that contribute to riders' world standing. However, organizers have made it a priority to make the cyclists' experience outstanding, something Davidson believes they have achieved. "The guys love coming to Delta," he said, adding that Canadian time trial

champion Svein Tuft is racing this year. Davidson, along with Olympian Brian Walton, designed the original Tour de Delta course 12 years ago. "We were looking for a way to link all three communities (Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta)," he recalled. While his focus was mainly on the race itself in the early years, Davidson's motivation is now just as much about getting the community involved. He noted that professional races are often held in industrial parks or in the countryside, so Tour de Delta is a prime opportunity to introduce children to the sport. "If that 10-year-old kid sees a bike race, that now becomes a legitimate sport for them." And Davidson's favorite place to view the action? He recommends beginning at the start/ finish line and walking against the flow of the race until you find a favourite spot. Although lucky for him, as one of the announcers he will watch the riders from on stage as well as in a follow car. —Kristine Salzmann

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Restaurant fondly remembered Mr. Marti (owner of La Belle Auberge): My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic meal at your restaurant last night in celebration of her 30th birthday. It had been a long time since we last dined at La Belle Auberge (in Ladner), and I must admit there some apprehension on my part that the meal would live up to the experience of years past. Last night, of course, did not disappoint. We learned from our waiter yesterday that La Belle Auberge will be closing in August. A legacy will end. This saddens me, as I grew up in Ladner and have always felt that your restaurant was a special treasure that far too few knew about. My mother (a flight attendant) remembers you from the CP

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report: 62 projects that resulted in 2,148 hours donated to doing good things in our community. They included the Dry Grad Sr. Luncheon, planting at Delta Hospital, Delta Gymnastics, Christmas Hampers, Earthwise, Delta Museum, Scholarships, many Pancake Breakfasts, the Tsawwassen Sun Festival Parade, plantings at Little House – these are just a few. A s a c o m m u n i t y w e a re so very lucky to have all the service clubs and non profit organizations doing all their good work. I challenge the other

groups to keep track of your organizations' volunteer hours and then let's tell the world that we live in the best community on the planet. The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen had fun doing the community work, and that is just one reason I am so proud to be a Rotarian.

days and I, as a child, remember coming to the restaurant through the kitchen to pick up some gift certificates for an event that my mother was helping organize.

time my wife (then girlfriend) had received her first ever bonus at work. She was thrilled, and we both decided to share her spoils by eating at the restaurant I had heard so much about as a child. This was my first fine dining experience, and, until yesterday, stood as the benchmark against which I would measure all other fine dining experiences. I can still recall exactly what I ate that night: lobster bisque, bison tenderloin and my share of the half bottle of mouton we ordered. I still dream about the scalloped potatoes that accompanied the bison. Thank you for the great food and memories. Ladner (and, indeed, Vancouver) will be a poorer place without La Belle Auberge.

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Short-lived relief Bill 22 was a hammer where a feather was needed but, thanks to some fancy footwork by mediator Charles Jago, the worst elements of Bill 22 have been rendered moot, an agreement has been reached and B.C.'s public school teachers and their employers will live to fight another day. While BC Teachers' Federation president Susan Lambert characterized the mediation process as a sham, labelled the pressure teachers were under as bullying and the agreement the best that could be achieved under duress, some modest improvements were gained, albeit not in wages. More importantly, the two-year contract ending in 2013 contains few if any of the concessions that had been demanded by the employers, the BC Public School Employers' Association. True, there are no improvements in class size and composition language, and the government chose to tighten the screws on teachers with Bill 22 by eliminating limits without giving teachers any of the control they sought in classroom organization. The government claims its $165-million Learning Improvement Fund will allay some of the concerns by putting more teachers and special education assistants in the classroom. For the coming school year, School District 43 has $1.2 million in extra funds to support large elementary schools and struggling students thanks to strike savings and other surplus funds from this year. Still, it's unlikely teachers will be satisfied given their ongoing concerns about what they view as government attacks on their professionalism, autonomy, control over classroom organization and wages. Some of these issues will be addressed through the courts in the hopes that the judicial system will give teachers what the government will not while wages will remain a sticking point when negotiations resume. For parents, the teachers' agreement is a relief after months of uncertainty and anxiety, a three-day walk-out and withdrawal of teachers' support for field trips and other volunteer activities. But the relief will be short-lived unless the economy turns around, the government changes or it turns out that more money does make a difference to in the classroom — although there will never be enough cash to solve every issue. —Black Press

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ou and your spouse have asking that in turn the same been together for a long information be provided. Options will be discussed with time and you are separating. You have either grown apart you as to which way to proceed: or one of you is leaving the rela- • Mediation: usually the parties tionship, and you are wanting to alone meet with the mediator. For keep the conflict to a minimum family law matters requiring legal knowledge such as and it is difficult. The Danielle dividing family assets children sense the Deschamps- and support issues, it tension, your spouse Carlson is recommended that yelled at you the other the parties work with a day that bills are piling lawyer-mediator. up, that he/she wants • Collaborative his/her share of the approach: the spouses house equity and you and their respective do not know where to lawyers undertake to turn. There will not be work at the resolution enough money to supof issues outside the port two households court process. and the children are • Negotiation: a written proposal caught in the middle. is made to your spouse for negoWhat to do? Unless there are safety and tiations leading to a separation therefore urgent, issues, the first agreement (a contract). step is to see if there is a possibil- • Litigation: an action is comity of a reconciliation and to seek menced in court; there are counseling. Unfortunately, when choices of court levels: Provincial clients consult with a family law Court, which has jurisdiction over lawyer, they usually are past mar- parenting and support issues, riage or relationship counseling. and Supreme Court, which has Your lawyer will, with you, look jurisdiction over parenting, supat your family circumstances: port and property issues as well children, employment, educa- as divorce. The Provincial Court process is tion, health issues and finances, and you will be asked to prepare simpler for parties who represent a detailed financial statement themselves. For custody/access which will be sent to your spouse, disputes, a Family Case Confer-

ence is often scheduled during which the parties meet with a judge to discuss the issues and try and reach an agreement. The Supreme Court process is more formal and procedural but it is definitely not beyond the reach of most people who represent themselves. Unless there is an urgent matter or it is allowed under the Rules of Court, the first step in a Supreme Court action is to attend a Judicial Case Conference which is somewhat of a mediation hearing with a judge and an extremely useful process with “off the record” discussions. At this hearing, we try and find solutions and reach agreements. Ultimately, whichever process is chosen, going through a separation is stressful and as knowledge is power. The more you learn about the different options, the better you will manage your stress. Danielle Deschamps-Carlson practices law with Severide Law in Ladner. She has practiced in South Delta since 1986 as a general practitioner with a specialty in family law; she is an experienced barrister who has appeared in Provincial and Supreme Court of British Columbia and also in Court of Appeal.

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Trevor Pearson, pictured with his family in North Delta (left) and racing (right), will tackle the Brenco Criterium July 7. Philip Raphael and contributed photos

Trevor Pearson to race on home soil at this weekend's Tour de Delta PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR


ike Pearson saw the sign early. He knew his young son Trevor, then just three-years-old, was athletic. What he didn’t yet know was his strength and determination. Mike, an avid triathlete along with his wife Donna who he met in 1988 at the South Slope Triathlon Club in Vancouver, soon found out. “Trevor’s daycare used to be about a kilometre and a half away and I had to get a run in,” says Mike. “So, I ran to the daycare and said to him, ‘Trevor, I’m sorry I can’t drive you home today. We have to walk or run home. And he turns to me, and this is from a threeyear-old, and says, ‘It’s okay dad, I haven’t had my workout yet today.’ And he ran all the way home with me.” That was a little over 13 years ago, and that first hint of something special is showing up big time now. Trevor, close to 17, is having a break out cycling season as the podium finishes rack up and the opportunity to race on home soil at the 2012 Tour de Delta this weekend. This season Trevor, who lives with his family in North Delta, has already managed four wins and placed third in the provincials, an 82 km road race a few weeks ago in Victoria. “It came down to a sprint between me and the second place rider and I didn’t quite get him. But, it’s gonna happen,” says the softspoken, Grade 11 French immersion student at Burnsview Secondary with an underlying competitive fire.

This season he also placed third at the West Side Cycling Classic around Pacific Spirit Park near the University of B.C. Not bad considering Trevor only started riding about four years ago—it happened almost by accident when he was 12. He wasn’t old enough to compete in the BC Summer Games as a triathlete. So, he entered the cycling event instead. “The coach at the time then got me into the track at the velodrome and I gradually started getting more into it,” Trevor says. He had a good base to start with. Trevor was initially a soccer player and competitive swimmer—one of his records with the swim club at Sungod still stands in the 1,500 metre freestyle. But it was his parents’ love of competing in triathlons that got Trevor on a bike. “I kinda grew up on a bike,” he says. “First of all, I would be fooling around on my mountain bike. Then I did a triathlon or two and got into things.” “Trevor has grown up in a pretty active family,” says dad Mike, who just like his wife, sports Iron Man tattoos as testament to his commitment to and achievement in sport. With that as a template Trevor’s steady rise up the standings over the years has him making a name for himself with the Coastal Cycling Club as a Category 3 rider. Expectations are that he will soon move up to join the Category 1 and 2 riders that includes professionals. “Last year was an alright season because I was racing in a lower category,” says Trevor. “Nothing super stood out. But this year, things

have all of a sudden started to click.” And click they have as his results have earned Trevor a place on the B.C. provincial team that recently competed at nationals in Quebec. Also on the road ahead is the Tour of Abitibi, an international, seven-day stage race for 16 and 17-year-olds held in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec. “I leave for nationals on June 25 and come back July 3, and the Tour of Abitibi is July 16.” “That will be his first exposure to road closures and full support,” says Mike. “It’s big time racing and a pretty big deal to go back there.” In between Trevor will tackle the Tour de Delta’s Brenco Criterium July 7 on the streets of Ladner Village. The Tour de Delta does not have Cat 3 races for its other events—the MK Delta Criterium in North Delta on July 6 and the White Spot Road Race on July 8 that, for men, starts in North Delta and winds its way to the finish line in Tsawwassen. But this will not be the first time the North Delta rider has been a part of the Tour de Delta. Mom Donna counts the Kids Criterium in Ladner four years back as her son’s first “real race.” “He’d (Trevor) done a short course triathlon in the morning, left there and had jean shorts on, then happened to get into the (Ladner) race at the last minute and ended up winning it,” Donna says. Trevor says that coming back to the Delta race has special significance for him. “It’s cool being able to say I raced the Tour de Delta because friends and people I know say they are going to go out and watch it,” he

says. “It’s great to have a local race.” While his progress has been ramped up this season dad Mike knows his son has to be brought along slowly, nurturing his talent with the right amount of experience that will serve him well in the long run. “Because he’s only 16, that’s the level he’s been racing at so he can lean how to win,” says Mike. “But, it’s not just about winning. It’s about doing it (riding) different ways sometimes, like breaking away, which he did in a couple of races earlier this year. He took off from the pack, left them behind and ended up winning the race.” Trevor has also found success by sprinting from the pack that made for very close finishes. “He’s right in there for the wins and second and thirds are still pretty good,” Mike says. Helping boost Trevor’s enthusiasm has been the recent success of Victoria cyclist Ryder Hesjedal who won the Giro D’Italia last month—the first Canadian to win a major cycling event. “It’s fantastic to have someone like Ryder do so well,” Trevor says, adding it gives him inspiration to follow in his tire tracks. The connection with the Victoria rider goes a little deeper since his coaching regimen follows some aspects of Hesjedal’s. When coupled with Trevor’s natural talent for endurance, the combination is one that is paying dividends right now, and hopefully into the future. Says Trevor, “I would definitely love to be a professional cyclist. No matter what your age is, you can be racing."

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Bosa Properties brings parking innovation to Jameson House

Parking without the hassle Bosa Properties is bringing innovation to one of life’s little annoyances with its automated parking system at its Jameson House development in Coal Harbour. “The parking garage would have been 12 levels” if Bosa had gone with a conventional parking system, says Senior Vice-President Daryl Simpson. There are 250 parking spots in the development, and two transfer stations to move the cars. Simpson says the wait time to park and retrieve the car is about two minutes, but it depends on how many others are waiting. “It’s quicker than driving around and around,” he says, adding that this

system is the first of its kind in Canada, and the second-largest in North America. Homeowners pull into the garage and drive their car onto one of the stations. Then, you lock their car and type in your PIN. You can then go up to your home while the machines move the car into one of the spaces below. When you want to retrieve your car, you go back to the garage and type in your PIN. Your car will appear, and you’re on your way. The homes at Jameson House are now sold out, but with the popularity of the automated parking system, it’s only a matter of time until the technology is used elsewhere.

adjust the thermostat and view the inside of your home from a video camera in the centre of the home. The Lakefront homes include some upgrades as standard items, including hardwood floors on the main level and granite countertops in the kitchen, among several other things. The screened porches at the Cottages are referred to as summer rooms, and overlook the landscape. They are perfect for a mid-summer snooze, catching up with a good book or a quiet cup of coffee watching the sunrise. There is no shortage of ways to wile away your time in Osoyoos. The surrounding area itself is rich in things to do, from touring the amazing nearby wineries to floating around on Osoyoos Lake. Hiking and biking trails are

abundant, or you can book a round of golf at one of the golf courses. If you’re around in the winter, winter sports on Mount Baldy are only about 40 minutes away, or you can venture a bit farther afield to Penticton’s Apex Mountain. The price has been one of the biggest draws for people who have already purchased a cottage. “Where else could you get a 930-square-foot detached home, a three-minute barefoot walk from the lake for under $305,000, including all applicable taxes?” asks Van Maren. “Our prices are lower than many new apartment condos that aren’t even on the water.” Cottages start at $305,000. For more information, visit or call 1-855-742-5555.

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Waterfront living at The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake by Kerry Vital

Whether you’re looking for a vacation spot for the whole family or a place to retire after years of hard work, you need look no further than The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake, located right on the shores of the beautiful lake. “We found a spectacular waterfront property at a very affordable price, on Canada’s warmest lake,” says Eric Van Maren, Partner of Van Maren Construction Group. “Most people from B.C., and many from Alberta, are familiar with Osoyoos and have vacationed there in the past. A property like The Cottages just can’t be purchased in the Okanagan.” With over 1,500 feet of waterfront, 500 feet of beach, two swimming pools, a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse, 20 acres of lawn, boat slips and walking trails, the Cottages are the perfect spot for families of all sizes. There are three different styles of home available, Van Maren says, and thus truly something for everyone. “The Meadow homes are most appealing for second-home buyers,” he says. “They have lots of open space between the homes where younger children can play with newly made friends. You’re never more than a few minutes walk to the lake and clubhouse.” The Lakeside homes are made for people who want to live right on the water, while the Hillside homes appeal to those looking for somewhere to live year-round, and are larger. There are 14 different two- to four-bedroom floorplans to choose from, ranging from 1,281 square feet

We found a spectacular waterfront property at a very affordable price, on Canada’s warmest lake,” says Eric Van Maren.

including the screened porch and open deck to over 3,000 square feet. Expansive windows on every home and cottage let the natural light pour in and allow you a beautiful view of your surroundings, while the nine-foot ceilings contribute to a great sense of space, no matter the floorplan or how many visitors you have. You will never feel cramped in the homes at The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake. All of the homes offer wood-clad vaulted ceilings. Vinyl-plank flooring throughout the main living space (with hardwood as an optional upgrade) is ready to stand up to plenty of foot traffic, while the plush carpeting on the upper floors is soft and luxurious. Each home includes a Wireless Smart Home Automation/Security system, which allows you to remotely access your cottage from your smartphone, computer or tablet. It gives you the ability to lock or unlock your doors,

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The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake feature wood-clad vaulted ceilings, above, and vinyl-plank flooring thoughout the main living areas, left. Outside, the expansive windows let the light pour in. Many homes are just a barefoot walk from the lake, top, making them the perfect vacation spot.


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For distribution of Gardner Denver Blowers for WestRon Blowers, Compressors, Pumps Port Coquitlam location. We supply to cement, grain, pulp & paper, mining and sewage treatment facilities through BC.






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

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Whether it's comic .Jims Mowing 310-JIMS (5467)

books, dirt bikes or video games you crave, you'll find something for the kid in you in the Classifieds! 191


SLIM DOWN FOR SUMMER! Lose up to 20 lbs in just 8 weeks. Call Herbal Magic today! 1-800-8545176



• Advancement Opportunities • Benefits Program • Competitive Wages • Business Allowances


Please apply with Resume: Fax: (1)403-291-6116 Visit us at:



Call 604-531-5935




Required Monday - Friday for a Fraser Valley logging company sort yard. No experience necessary. We will train. Summer position, potentially could turn into long term.

Competitive Wages!

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



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

CABLE PLOW and Drill Operator. Well-established company provides underground telecommunication installations throughout Alberta. Experience required. Accommodation and meal per diem provided. Email resume; catearmstrong@

COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT & DIESEL ENGINE MECHANICS Required for Cullen Diesel Power Ltd. and Western Star & Sterling Trucks of Vancouver Inc. Positions avail. in Surrey & Kamloops. Also, Elk Valley as resident men. Detroit Diesel / MTU experience an asset. Forward Resume to Annish Singh: Fax: 604-888-4749



DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. 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. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.



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


Please fax resume: (1)604-796-0318 or e-mail:

Union Shop ~ Full Benefits.

Severide Law, a five lawyer firm located in Ladner needs a dynamic, outgoing person to be our full-time receptionist and junior legal administrative assistant. If you are looking for a career in a well-respected and established law firm, have obtained a certificate in legal administrative studies and want to develop your skills working with a team of experienced legal administrative assistants and lawyers, please apply by forwarding your resume by email to: Prior law office work experience would be an asset but is not required. Only those applicants that are short-listed will be contacted.No phone calls please.


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.


for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

Submit resume via fax: 1-250-248-2288 References a must.



INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! 1-866-399-3853


Local driving only, be home every night! Fax resume & drivers abstract to 604-940-8983 or e-mail: resume@’s

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783

CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497

$21.35/hr. to start Union position w/ excellent Benefits Package! Flat deck experience preferred.

Check the Travel Bargains in


Established Vancouver Island Fiberglass Manufacturing Business has full-time positions for experienced fiberglass lamination manufacturer. Needed Immediately.

Company Class 1 Drivers






MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

OF Home (604)501-9290





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





BECOME AN OPTICIAN IN ONLY 6 MONTHS Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision”. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!

Sept. 10th, • 6-month program . . . starts starts Feb. 20th, 20122012 • Financial assistance available • Hurry . . . enrolment limited!!

BC B.C.COLLEGE COLLEGEOF OFOPTICS OPTICS #208 - 10070 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC




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HOME Service Guide

604.948.5450 `

Quality service in South Delta since 1997 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES






PETS 477




Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

DISPOSAL BINS Residential & Commercial Services

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


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

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or SALE on last 4 St. Bernese puppies, 3 mo. 2nd shots. Come see! $500. 604-796-0116

â&#x20AC;˘ Portable Toilets â&#x20AC;˘ Fencing â&#x20AC;˘ Containers â&#x20AC;˘ Waste Management â&#x20AC;˘ Storage

We Recycle! GO GREEN!

$38/HOUR PLUMBING, HEATING plugged drains. Big & small jobs. Local & license. Call (778)549-2234

341 604-882-2733


Always!pressure washing, window cleaning, Gutter, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS A EAST WEST ROOFING & SIDING CO. Roofs & re-roofs. BBB & WCB. 10% Discount, Insured. Call 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437


JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly 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!

EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of rooďŹ ng work.


New Roof, Reroof, Repairs.

Free est.

(778) 878 - 2617 320


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

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

AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER puppys, show, & companion avail. (604)532-7844

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




SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, selecting and caring for loveable precious puppies. Take pups home Aug 11 (604)826-6311 SMOOTH MINI Dachshunds. Born May 11/12 Family raised. 1st shots, dewormed. $750. 604-855-6176



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



STRAWBERRIES Greenvale Farms Now Open!! Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow yellow signs (6030 248 Street)

OPEN Mon.- Sun. 8am to 6pm 604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351



MATTRESSES starting at $99

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

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

How to write a classified ad that works


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

Aluminum patio cover, NO HST Summer Sale. 604-782-9108

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



Writing an effective classified ad is easy when you know how. What follows is a step-by-step guide focusing on the time-tested principles of a successful ad. 1. Use a KEYWORD. Start your ad with the item for sale, the service offered or the job title.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

Tree removal done RIGHT! 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 10% OFF with this AD

RooďŹ ng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.



477 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 MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510


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

AUTOS: To buy or sell your car, truck, RV, van, 4x4 or trailer - this category has it all. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also find automotive supplies and classic cars for sale, or you can list the vehicle youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeking. call 604.575.5555

German Shepherd pups, ckc reg, 1st shots, deworm, parents gd temp. $900. 604-796-3026 no sun calls HUSKY WOLF X pups. 14 wks old, 2 M & 1 F. $300. ea. 1st shots & dewormed. Glenn 604-308-3396 Abbt

2. Be DESCRIPTIVE. Give customers a reason to respond. Advertisers have found that the more information you provide, the better the response. 3. LIMIT abbreviations. Use only standard abbreviations to avoid confusion & misinterpretations. 4. INCLUDE PRICE. Always include the price of the item for sale/rent. 5. GET ATTENTION! Use enhancements, such as LARGE TYPE, white space, borders, graphics, etc. to bring attention to your ad. 6. How to RESPOND. Always include a phone number (with area code) and/or area. For more information & assistance please contact one of our professional classified sales representatives 604-702-5555



Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526



1995 BUICK LESABRE LTD loaded, a/care, leather, premium cond. Private $3700 obo 778-565-4230

WEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;RE ON THE WEB

LAB MASTIFF PUPPIES Vet checked and first shots. $500. Cash only. Call 604.864.6144


10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005




A-TECH Services 604-230-3539



20 Acres - Only $99/mo. $0 Down, Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas, Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee! Free Color Brochure. 800-755-8953

Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour





Running this ad for 8yrs



Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988



HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete Forming â&#x20AC;˘ Framing â&#x20AC;˘ Siding 604.218.3064

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

1998 CHEVY MALIBU, 1 owner, only 80,000 miles. $5,000 obo. Phone 778-237-0828.


2009 Saturn Astra XE, 4 dr h/b. Automatic. Options. Silver. 18,000 kms. $8,800/firm. 604-538-4883

LIVE THE DREAM. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best place on earth!â&#x20AC;? Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email:





615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STEEL BUILDING - HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.



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


1976 VESPA 150. Restored, runs great, very clean, new seats & Speedo. $2500. Call 778-378-4776.



1986 - 33â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Empress Motorhome, 60,000 Km. Excellent cond., $14,000 obo. Phone 604-765-0182.

FOR SALE BY OWNER (Langley) Unique, quiet 3 bdrm end unit in Natures Landing. This spacious double garage townhome boasts a south facing gourmet kitchen/family room with cozy fireplace and sundeck overlooking a beautifully landscaped green space with a view. Call anytime 604-309-6316 OVER 1800 Square Feet for only $385,000! Ideal family home! Great size on a quiet street. Close to schools, shopping and immediate access to highway 99. Fully fenced yard with storage shed. New laminate flooring, new hot water tank, new furnace. New windows and sliding door, covered parking and storage within the unit. Maintenance fee includes cable. Cannot beat the price! #6-4909 57A Street, Ladner. Listed by 2 Percent Select Real Estate, call 604-837-9749 for a viewing or email


1989 FORD E250 Van Amera camper van, fridge, stove, furn. bathrm. Only 142,000 km. New front brakes. Everything works. $5500 obo: (604)520-6512


2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $31,000. 604856-8177 / 604-308-5489(Aldergrv)



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


Metal Recycling Ltd.

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

â&#x20AC;˘ Cars & Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Scrap Metals â&#x20AC;˘ Batteries â&#x20AC;˘ Machinery â&#x20AC;˘ Lead





Minimum $160 for Complete full-size Vehicles


Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943

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


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.

The Scrapper

5374 - 203rd St, Langley

Call 604-533-9780 SURREY

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

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

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

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557 WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in July, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-5936095.


2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


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