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›INBRIEF Sexual assualt charges dropped against teacher Crown counsel has elected to stay charges against a Delta teacher after it was determined there would be no substantial likelihood of conviction. Robin Wait, a Delta Secondary school teacher, was charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference of a person under 16 last November. Wait was suspended without pay by the Delta school district following his arrest. Although charges have been dropped, Delta school district spokeswoman Deneka Michaud said an internal investigation will now begin into the allegations, and that Wait would not be returning to the school until that is complete. Michaud could not say how long that would take.

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Traffic heading towards the George Massey Tunnel along River Road comes to a virtual standstill during the Tuesday (Aug. 21) evening rush hour. The chronic tie-ups are costing area businesses big time when it comes to productivity, says a Delta Chamber of Commerce report. Adrian MacNair photo

Near gridlock woes Delta Chamber of Commerce doesn't believe the SFPR will fix the problem ADRIAN MACNAIR REPORTER

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usiness owners in the Tilbury Industrial Park along River Road are growing frustrated with traffic gridlock they say is costing them productivity. Robert Miller, president of Diaset Products Ltd., wrote an open letter to Mayor Lois Jackson saying the congestion at the Hwy. 99 overpass is causing employee tardiness, issues with suppliers and couriers, and is full of "heavy and slow" trucks. The letter says outbound shipments are routinely delayed because the traffic woes make suppliers reluctant to guarantee deliveries at certain hours when congestion is the worst. Jackson said she was sympathetic and the issue is of great importance to the municipality. "We have been working very hard trying to either get another tunnel or have it addressed by the provincial government," said Jackson, adding the city will complete a traffic study in September which can be given to the minister of transportation. "That overpass there is just archaic, and the onus really rests with the provincial

government because that's their road and their tunnel," she said. Clint Morgan, president of Delta Container Limited Partnership, says it's a combination of factors, including poor transit, that contribute to the problem. Since his employees have to be at work by 6 a.m., there's no way for them to take transit, making them rely on their cars, which adds to the afternoon congestion. "It is the addition of all those people trying to go home and the bottle neck approaching the tunnel that causes traffic to back up as it does going west," he said, adding eastbound traffic has also worsened with construction work around River Road and Nordel Way. Michael Renwick, managing director at Great Pacific Bioproducts, was steamed when he missed an important meeting last week because he was trapped in a veritable parking lot. "What happens, classically, is people try and figure out a way around it," he says. "And, so what they do is they take every other road that they can access that feeds into Hwy. 17 and they back that whole system up." Renwick said another issue is all the feeder routes trying to merge into the single counterflow lane into the Massey

Tunnel. He estimated there's as many as 10 lanes of traffic feeding into one. "There needs to be a solution, but government appears to not be listening to the number of people that are complaining," he said. One Delta businesswoman took the opportunity to raise the issue to premier Christy Clark during a speaking engagement at a women's-only luncheon on Aug. 3. Echoing other businesses, she said she was struggling to retain employees because of the commute. "After they have sat in the tunnel for an hour and a half trying to get home—10, 15, 20 days in a row. And it's been a growing issue. These traffic issues have stunted our growth here in Delta," she said. Jackson said she's hoping the completion of the $1-billion South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR), the new 40 km provincial highway linking Fraser Heights to Deltaport Way, will alleviate the local traffic issues in the River Road area and allow for more commercial growth. But the Delta Chamber of Commerce isn't so sure that's going to help, since the plan calls for the incorporation of at Continued on P12

A public meeting scheduled for Sept. 6 by the Corporation of Delta on the Southlands development proposal has been postponed until October. Century Group held a couple of public information meetings in the spring about plans to develop more than 500 acres of Tsawwassen property, and this meeting was to be hosted by the municipality. That session has since been cancelled, pending the arrival of more information to a number of questions the municipality has of Century Group's development. The Corporation's website notes that the new meeting has tentatively been scheduled for October, and a notice will be sent to all Tsawwassen residents when details have been finalized.

Tell us your 'Best Of' What do you love about South Delta? We'd like to know in the Leader's annual Best Of survey. Maybe it's the beaches, the local coffee shop, or that special place to see the sun set. See our list of Best Of questions on the back page of this issue and place your votes on the ballot or online. Deadline to submit votes is Sept. 14. Results will appear in the Leader's Sept. 21 edition.

Two injured in rollover A pair of 26-year-old Surrey residents suffered non-life threatening injuries after their car ended up in a ditch along Ladner Trunk Rd. in East Delta early Tuesday morning (Aug. 21). According to Delta Police, the four-door, blue compact the two were in was rear-ended by a white truck just west of 104th Street around 8 a.m. and pushed into the ditch on the north side of the road. The incident caused Ladner Trunk Rd. to be closed to morning rush hour traffic between the Hwy. 91 on ramp and 96th Street for several hours as investigators on scene took measurements and photographs of skid marks on the asphalt. The two occupants of the car were transported to Surrey Memorial Hospital for treatment. The driver of the white truck was not injured. —Staff writer

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the whole scene took about three hours to shoot and 15 takes to get the facial expressions just right. "The director told me to make this face, and then he demonstrated," he said, mimicking his nowfamous look of shock and awe that has had celebrities like Britney Spears and Zac Effron retweeting the video link to their fans. "What scares me is how comfortable he is with all of this," says Nick. The Ragu commercial can b e s e e n a t y o u t u b e. c o m / watch?v=JWD0wUmO8jk. adrian@southdeltaleader.com

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Dan Russell's Sports Talk show on which he became a regular caller. "I thought that was really cool, to be able to hear sports talk for two hours, and after a while of listening every single night I called in," he says. "I thought that was really something, being able to get on the radio for free. One second I could be listening and the next I could be on the airwaves." On the first few calls to the radio show Grebenyuk says he recorded himself on his cassette player to hear how he sounded. "My goal was not to sound too nervous, and know what I was talking about. Get in, make my point and get out. But I was sweating buckets, I was so nervous." Pretty soon Grebenyuk was known to Russell and his producers on a firstname basis. "I got better, more confident, and just loved the ability to reach as many people as I could." So, hosting his own sports talk show was the early career goal—he hadn't thought about play-by-play. But as his interest in ice hockey grew, Grebenyuk refocused his sights by going on to hone his broadcast skills at BCIT. And after just over four years in Merritt, he is eagerly anticipating the challenge of calling WHL games on the Giants' new radio station, TEAM 1040, and maybe some day the NHL. "There's more than enough for me to do here with the Giants that I'm not thinking too far ahead," Grebenyuk says. "This is the area that I grew up, I love living in Vancouver, and I'd like to stay here, realistically for a good few years, then worry about the next step."

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Tsawwassen First Nation is looking for a long-term solution to its sewage needs, but it likely won't be coming from the Corporation of Delta. According to a report provided by Delta's director of engineering, Steven Lan, although the current system can handle predicted population increases in Ladner and Tsawwassen, it will not be able to accommodate TFN. Lan said engineering looked at overall sewage capacity, as well as growth capacity, and then looked at what would be left in reserve. "Based on our Official Community Plans, although we can accommodate all of that, in terms of future growth there's only very limited capacity remaining and there's really no reserve capacity remaining for Tsawwassen First Nation long-term sewage needs." That's a problem that's had TFN looking for a solution for quite some time now. TFN currently has a small sewagetreatment plant, but that system will not be able to meet the growth plans of the community, specifically two massive shopping developments, a new residential community, and the possibility of an industrial park. TFN's chief administrative officer, Doug Raines, says their current sewer needs will meet the growth of the proposed 42-lot subdivision by the Aquilini Development Group, but a bigger and longer term solution will need to be found for the extensive developments TFN has proposed. About two years ago BC Ferries

boundary with TFN lands. In April, TFN proposed putting Delta's sewer infrastructure along that highway under control of the GVS&DD and compensate the municipality for the asset. But Lan's report indicates that plan would not work. The current Official Community Plan flow is estimated at 1,150 liters per second based on Delta's design criteria. The peak capacity of the existing system has been estimated at approximately 1,200 liters per second. Due to several breaks and sewage leaks that have occurred over a number of years, the sewage system between Tsawwassen and Ladner has been provided with parallel forcemains to provide some level of redundancy in the event of a failure. Lan's report, however, notes the implications of a forcemain break affecting populations the size of Ladner and Tsawwassen are "significant." South Delta's projected growth allows the Corporation to maintain a modest reserve capacity. Ladner and Tsawwassen's population increases over the next 30 years are expected to be just 3,691 and 3,134 people, respectively. But whether those projections will remain accurate with TFN's growth plans remain to be seen. Although the sewer issue remains unresolved, TFN's CEO, Chris Hartman, said that won't delay groundbreaking on the new mall project. A spokesman for Metro Vancouver cited "confidential discussions involving a range of parties" and declined to comment. adrian@southdeltaleader.com

put in a sewer line from the ferry terminal along Hwy. 17 to connect to Delta's sewer system near 56th Ave. that runs north to the Annacis Island Sewage Treatment Plant. TFN entered into negotiations in 2011 with BC Ferries, Delta and Metro Vancouver to hook into that system. Delta's offer at the time was for a five-year interim agreement, after which Metro Vancouver would have to work with TFN on their future sewer needs. But at an in-camera meeting in Metro Vancouver last July the plan was rejected by the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District. Although the exact reasons were not provided, Chief Kim Baird suggested in a letter written in April and addressed to Greg Moore, chair of the GVS&DD, "we understand their concerns pertained mainly to financing...and the lack of a permanent sewer solution." That decision led TFN to request membership in the GVS&DD by the provincial government, which was granted. It was a similar move to the one TFN took in 2009 to join the Greater Vancouver Water District. Raines says the interim agreement with Delta is still on the table, but they're waiting for word from Metro Vancouver, while exploring other engineering options. "We certainly know that technically we'd need to twin a line between TFN lands and 56th, if that's the way we proceed. Then it's a determination as to what has to be done from 56th on Hwy. 17 through the interconnected sewer system that runs to Annacis [Island]." Delta currently owns a sewer main that runs from south of the Annacis Island treatment plant to a

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Lost productivity As a business owner of a small manufacturing plant in the Tilbury Industrial Park, I am very concerned with lost productivity due to traffic problems at the Hwy. 99/Hwy. 17 overpass. Our employees find the traffic delays are at random times of the day, therefore finding it difficult to consistently be at work on time, regardless if they are on day or afternoon shift. Our suppliers are reluctant to

Fast forward to the future I am pleased that the B.C. gover nment has asked the province’s election officials to examine the potential for Internet voting in provincial and municipal elections.

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Will the South Fraser Perimeter Road put local traffic snarls in the rearview mirror when it is completed in December 2013? Delta Chamber officials are not sold on that, mainly due to the plan to install two traffic intersections rather than interchanges in the Tilbury area.

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place for politically deserving friends-of-the-government (MP Tim Uppal speaks before Ladner Rotary, South Delta Leader website, Aug. 17, 2012) With a view to last year's surprise Senate appointments of three failed Tory candidates, L a r r y Sm i t h ( Q C ) , Fa b i a n Manning (NL) and Josée Verner (QC), to Canada's graveyard

of government patronage, it remains timely to reflect on the difference between the American and Canadian senates: In the U.S. you have to win an election to get in. In Canada, you have to lose one. Enough said.

send delivery vehicles into our plant at certain hours due to traffic delays holding up their drivers from attending to other clients. Our couriers will not come to our plant at certain hours due to the traffic delay. This delays our outbound shipments. It is difficult enough to run a small business, without the added issues of employees not able to attend, delays in raw material deliveries, and delays in outbound shipments.

The overpass is shared with: • northbound Hwy. 99 traffic • container truck traffic from River Road heading toward the port. These trucks are so heavy and slow, the result is "one lightone truck." • ferry traffic (on) Hwy. 17 Does Delta have any plans to improve this business issue in Tilbury?

I would also like to acknowledge Premier Christy Clark for leading this initiative. Modernizing B.C.'s electoral process was one of the key promises she made when she became Premier and long overdue. Low voter turnout has become an increasingly apparent issue

in provincial and municipal elections. Internet voting has the potential to increase the number of voters who take part in the process and that can only be good for democracy.

Jack personified decency and compassion. Many of us have grown jaded by politics, but Jack was an inspiration. His devotion to making Canada a better place for everyone will be his lasting legacy.

We miss your enthusiasm, Jack, and your smile. Thanks for caring so much.

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Congestion relief? The slow, daily grind that has become a way of life for commuters crawling through South Delta has got to stop. And the coming South Fraser Perimter Road (SFPR) may not be the hoped for magic bullet. One of the main concerns has been outlined by the Delta Chamber of Commerce whose members have studied the route and say the plan to put intersections instead of interchanges on the SFPR could result in millions in lost productivity. Tilbury business owners already say the current chronic traffic congestion is hurting their drive to remain compeititive. So, what's the solution? Traffic heading to Richmond and points beyond using the George Massey Tunnel must be addressed–something the SFPR does not do directly. While hopes are that a good chunk of traffic now making its way across the Hwy. 99 overpass will opt for the new, billion dollar highway, some are not convinced it will be clear sailing once they get on the 40 km ribbon of asphalt that will conenct Deltaport with Fraser Heights when completed in December 2013. A big part of that apprehension comes with the decision to plunk down intersections. Chamber officials have wondered if a ribboncutting ceremony to open the SFPR will shortly be followed by a sight familiar to most South Deltans—near gridlock on the roads. You can get a sense of that in real world terms right now by heading over to the Hwy. 91/72 St. intersection during the morning and evening rush hours. While it's too late to find an alternate route for the SFPR, the powers that be must see the folly in not making the SFPR intersection stop light-free. With the land already in place to accommodate free-flowing interchanges, the cost to do so should not be too pricey. And while they are about it, crossings over the the Fraser River linking the SFPR with Richmond and Vancouver would be in order. But knowing what the current economic climate is for funding road improvements and expansions in this province, it would not be beyond the realm of possibility that a toll be considered to keep the traffic moving on the SFPR. Considering the amount of fuel and money wasted by cars now idling on clogged local roads, it may just be a compromise whose time has come.


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Clockwise from top left: ❚ Delta firefighter Eric Haist and Delta Engineering staff use a hydraulic lift to help free a horse from a mud-filled ditch in East Delta on Aug. 21. Boaz Joseph photo ❚ Carolyn Allen and Jeanne Ryan were among members of the Boundary Bay Quilters Club demonstrating their craft at the ninth annual Ladner Quilt Walk and Car Show on Sunday (Aug. 19). Jim Kinnear photo ❚ Ladner's Richard Cox of Once Upon a Time fame was one of the celebrities on hand at Billie's Barbershop to offer $5 buzz cuts during the Heart of Ladner night market to raise funds for the Delta Hospice Society. Jane Ilott photo For more images from all of these events, visit southdeltaleader.com for a photo gallery.

micro-enterprise initiatives that contribute to the growth and viability of communities, particularly vulnerable communities. Does one have to sacrifice returns when taking the SRI approach? Many investors assume they have to sacrifice returns, but this is not necessarily the case. In fact, since its launch in January 2000, the Jantzi Social Index—which consists of 60 Canadian companies that pass a set of broadly based ESG rating criteria—has outperformed the S&P/TSX 60 Index, which it was modeled after. It has also kept pace with the S&P/TSX Composite Index. There is some academic debate around what has caused this outperformance, whether it's due to the ESG screens that have been used or other investment factors. But it is clear that adopting an SRI approach does not mean having to compromise returns. Ilana Schonwetter is a Mutual Fund Investment Specialist with Credential Asset Management Inc. at the Vancity Tsawwassen Community Branch.

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Hockey finds a home Vancouver Giants owner Ron Toigo looked to his past for the future of his WHL team

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hen Ron Toigo was thinking about the future of his new Major Junior hockey franchise and how he was going to run it, he decided to draw on his past. Specifically, the long-time Tsawwassen resident cast his mind back to his childhood in South Delta and the tight-knit, small town feeling the community possessed. He felt that youngsters taking the steps towards living their dream to play hockey professionally would benefit from being far removed from the potentially distracting bright lights of the big city. South Delta—Ladner and Tsawwassen— would be their home away from home during the season. "I grew up here. I moved here in 1964 and this is home," says Toigo, 54, who was awarded the WHL franchise for the 2001-02 season. "This is home for myself and when we started this franchise (Giants GM) Scott Bonner and myself thought we wanted to create an environment like you have in the small towns." The formula has worked, and as the Giants kick off their Ladner-based training camp this week in preparation for their 12th season, it shows no signs of changing. After all, why mess with success? Unity on and off the ice One of the main underpinnings of the Giants' plan was to create a sense of unity among its group of talented youngsters. That meant getting the players to know each other well on and off the ice—a much easier task when the team was located in one place.

Tsawwassen's Ron Toigo cherishes the memories of spending a good part of his childhood living in South Delta. And he wanted his WHL Giants players to experience the same close-knit community as they look to add their Memorial Cup win in 2007. Philip Raphael/Chris Relke photos "The teams in places like Portland, Seattle, and Calgary—one of the big issues there was that they were big cities," Toigo says. "And some of those centres had kids (players) in five or six different districts. They only saw each other during practices, or playing a game. We wanted to try to create an environment like a Moose Jaw—a small town where all the players saw each other regularly, went to the same school." Essentially, Toigo wanted a cozy feel. "They (players) needed to feel like it's home. And South Delta gave us the opportunity to do that." Putting down new roots Home for Toigo's family was originally Powell River. But when he was six, his father Peter Sr. decided to pull up stakes and move to Vancouver. "My dad thought he had done everything he could do in Powell River and there were more opportunities in Vancouver, so we moved," Toigo says, adding his parents visited several communities in the Lower Mainland before settling on Tsawwassen. "You know what, Tsawwassen was probably similar to Powell River at that time, because it's on the ocean. It would have been quite a small town at that time. And it was probably the similar reasons why we located the Giants here—you create that small town environment, but the big city is still there close by." His father went on to found Shato Holdings Ltd. in 1969, about a year after the move. Today, Toigo is Managing Director and oversees a variety of ventures, from its chain of White Spot

restaurants to real estate development. But no matter how complex the business world may be, Toigo retains and cherishes that small town feel from his childhood. "Well, it's (South Delta) changed a lot in some ways, and some ways it hasn't," he says. "The Sun Festival, when I was a kid, was a big deal. The parade every year went down my street on 53A Street. "The beaches. We certainly spent a lot of time on the beach," he says. "We're so fortunate compared to what other people have. With the (summer) weather like this, it's the greatest place in the world." Greatest place in the world—maybe. And even perhaps one of the least known. "We're still a bit of secret for people from Vancouver. I had people over to Centennial Beach—they have lived here (Vancouver) all their life and didn't even know the beach existed." Widespread acceptance key So, you have a great, small community where you plunk down a hockey club with a team packed with 16 to 20-year-olds possessing major talent to burn. Making the two mesh is no slam dunk. A big part of the success for the Giants in making that relationship work is owed to the community's acceptance of the club, Toigo says, naming the Corporation of Delta and Delta School District as two that made the Giants feel at home. The Corporation of Delta, Toigo notes, for coming to an arrangement where the team was able to expand a portion of the Ladner Leisure Centre to build office space for the team, and

make the arena its main practice venue. "Mayor (Lois) Jackson and (CAO) George Harvie, and the council of the day have all been very supportive of us being located here," Toigo says. And the school district for keeping all the school-age players together in one place— South Delta Secondary—plus, making the curriculum flexible enough to accommodate some lengthy road trips during the WHL season. Education a foundation Steve Fera, a former SDSS teacher and now the club's education coordinator says one of the pillars of the Giants' operations is keeping schooling at the forefront of each player's mind. "They have to put a lot of self discipline into their lives," Fera says. "They have time for ice hockey, school, eating, sleeping and maybe a little social interaction. And it's a price they pay as elite athletes. Every one of them is willing to pay that price." That means keeping their grades up, because the alternative is no ice time with the team. The reward for maintaining a good academic standing—in both high school and for older players in post secondary courses—is a scholarship paid for by the league and its teams. "For every year they play with us, they get a one year of tuition and books paid for," Fera says. To help keep the players focused on school work while playing away from home Fera travels with the team and each day on the road includes a structured study session. Weekly study groups are also convened when the team is in South Delta.

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But she drew on the experience of her first billet— 18-year-old Shane Grypiuk—who had already been through the process. "It was really not a difficult thing. Mainly just common sense," Larmour says, adding that creating an extended family is easy. "They (players) tend to make themselves part of the family pretty quickly." Hemmenway says she got involved so her two hockey-playing, pre-teen boys, Ty and Carson, had role models. "I wanted them to see that this is what they could do if they continued to work hard," she says. "We're also a big hockey family and thought, why not." Even after just one season, Hemmenway's family has maintained close ties with their players with frequent texts, emails, and even a visit during the off-season to Stony Plain, Alberta, the home of Giants defenceman Brett Kulak, a half hour west of Edmonton. "It was great for us city folk to see where this kid grew up, on a farm," Hemmenway says.

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Tilbury businesses say chronic traffic congestion hurts their bottom line From P3 least two intersections instead of interchanges along the River Road portion. According to research gathered by the director of the chamber's transportation committee, David Turbitt, the annual societal costs of installing intersections will be as much as $10 million per year. That includes fuel costs, loss of time from congestion, loss of productivity, and projected costs related to accidents. "Every time you take one of those big trucks and stop it and restart it, that's about half a litre of diesel. And they're going to be doing that thousands of times a day," he said. Turbitt studied U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration statistics of traffic flows and cross-referenced those with the province's own published materials to estimate that the number of vehicles on the SFPR will be at 160 per cent capacity during rush hours. Turbitt further pointed out that when the Alex Fraser bridge opened in 1986, an interchange was planned at the intersection of Hwy. 91 and 72nd Avenue, but was never built. As a result, the highway is heavily congested at

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that traffic light. He believes the same problems will present themselves at the planned intersections at Tilbury Industrial Park and the Sunbury Connection. Interchanges on the SFPR are scheduled to be deferred until about 2021 at Sunbury and 2031 at Tilbury. Turbitt says it's a mistake to wait. "To save the ministry of transport 'x-million' dollars in terms of deferred costs, society as a whole is going to be paying many times that." Geoff Freer, executive director of the Gateway Program which heads the SFPR, says the inter-

changes will be installed before there's any traffic problems. "Before we even started we did an awful lot of work, traffic modelling, traffic specialists, forecasting what traffic would do along SFPR," he said, adding Delta also conducted a study which concluded intersections will not increase congestion. "I think it's important to really look at what SFPR will really do. You'll be able to go from Tsawwassen to Hwy. 1 in Surrey/Langley in less than 30 minutes and you'll have to go through four intersections," he said. Today, that route runs through roughly 25 intersections. Freer said traffic numbers will be studied from opening day, scheduled for December 2013, and the province will add interchanges sooner if warranted. Freer also said he believes traffic on River Road through Tilbury will decrease by 90 per cent when the SFPR opens. Delta Container's Morgan agrees it will help. "I do believe the SFPR will resolve the commute issue, or at least improve it greatly and River Road will become a road strictly used to service the businesses that border it," he said. adrian@southdeltaleader.com

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OPENING HOURS Elementary Students (Grades 1-7 inclusive) Schools will open at their regular times and close at 12:00 noon (as published in the school calendars distributed in May).

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For students whose first language is not English (ESL): A district assessment service for secondary students only is offered as follows: LADNER, TSAWWASSEN & NORTH DELTA RESIDENTS Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. School Board Office – 4585 Harvest Dr. At these assessments, children’s English language proficiency will be assessed to determine school placement. To book an appointment, please contact Special Programs at 604-952-5325. For further information please visit our website at http://web.deltasd.bc.ca or call 604-952-5346.

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Tilbury businesses say chronic traffic congestion hurts their bottom line From P3 least two intersections instead of interchanges along the River Road portion. According to research gathered by the director of the chamber's transportation committee, David Turbitt, the annual societal costs of installing intersections will be as much as $10 million per year. That includes fuel costs, loss of time from congestion, loss of productivity, and projected costs related to accidents. "Every time you take one of those big trucks and stop it and restart it, that's about half a litre of diesel. And they're going to be doing that thousands of times a day," he said. Turbitt studied U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration statistics of traffic flows and cross-referenced those with the province's own published materials to estimate that the number of vehicles on the SFPR will be at 160 per cent capacity during rush hours. Turbitt further pointed out that when the Alex Fraser bridge opened in 1986, an interchange was planned at the intersection of Hwy. 91 and 72nd Avenue, but was never built. As a result, the highway is heavily congested at

‘Every time you take one of those big trucks and stop it and restart it, that's about half a litre of diesel And they're going to be doing that thousands of times a day.’ — David Turbitt

that traffic light. He believes the same problems will present themselves at the planned intersections at Tilbury Industrial Park and the Sunbury Connection. Interchanges on the SFPR are scheduled to be deferred until about 2021 at Sunbury and 2031 at Tilbury. Turbitt says it's a mistake to wait. "To save the ministry of transport 'x-million' dollars in terms of deferred costs, society as a whole is going to be paying many times that." Geoff Freer, executive director of the Gateway Program which heads the SFPR, says the inter-

changes will be installed before there's any traffic problems. "Before we even started we did an awful lot of work, traffic modelling, traffic specialists, forecasting what traffic would do along SFPR," he said, adding Delta also conducted a study which concluded intersections will not increase congestion. "I think it's important to really look at what SFPR will really do. You'll be able to go from Tsawwassen to Hwy. 1 in Surrey/Langley in less than 30 minutes and you'll have to go through four intersections," he said. Today, that route runs through roughly 25 intersections. Freer said traffic numbers will be studied from opening day, scheduled for December 2013, and the province will add interchanges sooner if warranted. Freer also said he believes traffic on River Road through Tilbury will decrease by 90 per cent when the SFPR opens. Delta Container's Morgan agrees it will help. "I do believe the SFPR will resolve the commute issue, or at least improve it greatly and River Road will become a road strictly used to service the businesses that border it," he said. adrian@southdeltaleader.com

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OPENING HOURS Elementary Students (Grades 1-7 inclusive) Schools will open at their regular times and close at 12:00 noon (as published in the school calendars distributed in May).

Team Red Skate Team Yellow Skate Team Black Skate Team Grey Skate Main – Black Skate Main – Grey Skate Main – White Skate Red Vs Black Yellow Vs Grey Goalies

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SAtuRdAY AuGuSt 25 8:00AM – 9:00AM 9:15AM – 10:15AM 10:30AM – 11:30AM 11:45AM – 12:45PM 1:00PM – 2:00PM 4:00PM – 5:00PM

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Secondary Students Opening day hours of attendance for specific secondary schools may be obtained by contacting the school.

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For students whose first language is not English (ESL): A district assessment service for secondary students only is offered as follows: LADNER, TSAWWASSEN & NORTH DELTA RESIDENTS Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. School Board Office – 4585 Harvest Dr. At these assessments, children’s English language proficiency will be assessed to determine school placement. To book an appointment, please contact Special Programs at 604-952-5325. For further information please visit our website at http://web.deltasd.bc.ca or call 604-952-5346.

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St. Louis Park, MNLW Edmonton, AB LD Richmond, BC LD Regina, SK LD Slave Lake, AB C Fruitvale, BC RW Canoe Narrows, SKRW Edmonton, AB RW Edina, MN C St. Albert, AB LD

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Dry land draws past players Former Giants and hockey academy members who have turned pro return to South Delta for off season training MARIA SPITALE-LEISK REPORTER

On an overcast, humid July morning a dozen more than autographworthy NHL stars are lifting weights on the track at South Delta Secondary School, unbeknownst to the surrounding neighbourhood. In one corner are twins Brett and Garrett Festerling who will play professional hockey in Germany next season. There's also the Calgary contingent spread around the weight training circuit—Flames' players Spencer Bennett and Lance Bouma, along with Spencer Humphries from the WHL's Calgary Hitmen. But perhaps the most commanding presence comes from hulking 6'4", 228-ish lb. Stanley Cup champion Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins—a seemingly humble guy who shoots the breeze, including his penchant for Marble Slab Cream-

ery ice cream, in between high-velocity workouts. Separated by geography during the regular hockey season, these players share a common thread that brings them back to South Delta summer after summer. They are products of either the South Delta Secondary Hockey Academy or the WHL's Vancouver Giants. Strength and conditioning coach Ian Gallagher is at the helm of player development. He strikes a fine balance between being militant and nurturing. "Who's still got bench," he bellows, a Tim Hortons coffee in hand. At this point of the day, Gallagher is working with veterans and graduates of the Giants' program. There is no hand holding here; they know more exertion can propel them up the NHL ladder. "It's so competitive. They are all looking for jobs and to be the best

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From P17 the beach or a steep stair circuit at Fred Gingell Park, capped off with weight lifting. "Using different mediums is important to test and challenge the body," explains Gallagher. "We are lucky here in Tsawwassen. You have the beach, you have the stairs." Gallagher's method is highly endorsed, especially when you look at Lucic who has access to a plethora of trainers through the Bruins' organization. "It definitely makes me want to come back," says Lucic. "I'm not looking for something better." Gallagher first met "Luc"—a nickname he's assigned the left winger—in the summer of 2005 when he joined the Giants. Lucic made a blistering transition in just one season, going from logging 19 points in 62 games to emerging as the Giants' scoring leader the following year. During those all-important formative hockey years Lucic was contending with Scheuermann's disease—a condition that caused his upper back to curve to the point it gave him a hunched over posture. "All of this [training] work has made my back more upright," he reveals. "Rowing and pull downs have strengthened the muscles in my back. Obviously, it's helped from a physical standpoint." No pain, no gain, as the famed exercise credo goes, is illustrated in Gallagher's drills, sometimes vividly. Lucic can attest to that. When asked about his thoughts on the Fred Gingell staircase—some players have been known to lose their breakfast over the railing— Lucic cringes slightly. "I hate them," he says. As for what nourishes Lucic during the high-calorie expenditure regime: it's simply an apple and a bottle of water as soon as he wakes. Post-workout he has a protein shake. "I've never calorie counted," he adds. Gallagher himself is an accomplished athlete with years of hockey, lacrosse, rugby and football under his belt. And he admits to sort of raising his Tsawwassenbased family of two daughters and two sons that way, with plenty of exposure to sports. Fortunately, his wife, a local physiotherapist,

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can professionally nurse any injuries that arise. "It's an active home," Gallagher says. His family was originally based in Edmonton, where Gallagher worked as a school teacher in a scouting and player development capacity. Growing up, son Brendan Gallagher, a Montreal Canadiens draft pick in 2010, naturally gravitated towards hockey. Falling on the slightly smaller side, by professional hockey benchmarks, 20-year-old Brendan brings energy and aggression to his game. Like the Cliff Ronning and Theoren Fleury types before him, Brendan has earned a reputation as a fastskating scorer. On the Giants' roster since 2008, the right-winger was also named to Team Canada's Junior team this year. With an NHL training camp on the horizon these off-season workouts with his old club are the number one priority this summer. "I have one job and that's to get better," he says. "[Strength training] is a really important part of the game. If you take a summer off you are going to fall behind." Of course, it always helps to have extra access to a sought-after strength coach as a father, and the accompanying equipment at home. "He's been a big part of my growth, for sure," says Brendan. It's now midday and the older players are spent after another gruelling workout. It's time for

the current Giants and the Hockey Academy players to take their place. There is a bit of overlap that allows for the veterans to mentor the rookies. Gallagher explains the importance of that integration. "It's like anything, you're lucky if you have models to emulate," he says. "All you have to do is watch what they do. It's giving the next group of young players a road map." Gallagher brings the up-andcoming talent to the rope ladder station splayed on the track. Here their agility and speed will be tested as they navigate each rung. "High knees, get them up," commands Gallagher. He calls out different patterns once the train of players reaches the start again. Now they are on to the "Anaheim shuffle"—fancy footwork that Brett Festering brought here from the Anaheim Ducks. Celebrated South Delta Hockey Academy and Giants' alumni, like the Festerling twins and Lucic, give the brand a solid reputation in professional hockey circles. But Gallagher doesn't want to take any credit for Lucic hoisting the Stanley Cup over his head in 2011. "You develop a friendship, you are happy for them," he says of that moment. In a few hours Gallagher will head to the Ladner Leisure Centre to meet and train new Midget players and perhaps a future Stanley Cup champion. reporter@southdeltaleader.com

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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 osoyooscottages.com or call 1-855-742-5555.

Spending the summer at the cottage

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,

Submitted photos

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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Van Kam’s group of companies req. Owner Ops. to be based out of our Surrey Terminal for runs throughout BC & Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 604-968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract, and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com Fax: 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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ALBERTA BASED COMPANY looking for qualified & experienced: Equipment Operators, Mulcher, Feller Buncher & Processor Operators. Out of town & camp work. Safety tickets & drivers abstract required. Email resume: jobs@commandequipment.com Fax 780-488-3002. An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

ARE YOU a self starter who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of seniors? A Residential Complex Care facility in the beautiful Cowichan Valley, on Vancouver Island is recruiting for a full-time Occupational Therapist. This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified OTs please send your resume to apply@sunridgeplace.ca CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; john@raidersconcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON and an Inventory Clerk are required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net

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Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430 SUTCO Contracting Ltd. has increased our fleet. We have openings for experienced drivers in our flatbed division. Late model equipment, steady work, extended benefits, satellite dispatch, e-logs and fully assigned tractors. We need drivers experienced with flat-bed work, US capable an asset, some Canada Only runs available. Please fax resume and current abstract 1250-357-2009. Contact 1-888-3572612 Ext 230 or check us out www.sutco.ca

T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. For details visit www.t-mar.com Contact Tyson Lambert by Fax: 250-286-9502 or by Email:tysonlambert@t-mar.com

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WILD Ocean Fishery Inc. Fish processor,(F/T, PMNT) / $ 11-15/h, 7 days paid vacation, / 40hrs/wk, Removing fish guts, Cleaning and trimming, Grading and Packing fish in boxes. On the job training will be provided. Bella Coola Fisheries Ltd., Delta, BC. Fax: (604)568-6412 Email: wowildocean@gmail.com

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WELDERS, LABOURERS & EXCAVATOR OPERATORS onsite work in Bob Quinn Lake. 604-888-0306 Email: dean@henrydrilling.com

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LTD is currently recruiting Line Cooks for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. We provide meal allowances, subsidized accommodations, and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to: humanresources@arcticco-op.com or fax to: (204) 632-8575. Visit: www.innsnorth.com for more information.

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Harrison Mills . Must have valid BC drivers licence & provide own tools. At least two year’s previous experience required.

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DRILLER / BLASTER with valid ticket required. Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos.

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QUALITY CONTROL PERSON experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: info@torqueindustrial.com. Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca INSTALLERS & HELPERS for SHOWER DOOR & CLOSET ORGANIZER INSTALLATION Surrey’s Leading Glass & Shower Door Company Rahul Glass Ltd. is looking for experienced Full-Time Installers & Helpers. Exciting packages will be offered to those with previous exp. WILLING TO TRAIN. Punjabi speaking is an asset.

Contact Raj 604-710-1581 or e-mail resume: info@rahulglass.com

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

APPLIANCE REPAIRS on most brands, same or next day, full warranty. Budget Appliance 604-5850666 or 271-0666

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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TRANSPORTATION

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

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FARM TRACTORS

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Handyman - 604-518-4778 WCB & Liability Insured. www.lwrestoration.com

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MOVING & STORAGE Tree removal done RIGHT!

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

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Mode-34 SI. Ford chasse, 460CID engine SFI, 4 spd, auto. trans (with over drive) Power steering, power brakes, disk brakes on 4 wheels, tilt st. wheel, a/c, cruise, burner range, oven, double sink & many more extras. A must see! Original owner. Under 70,000 miles.

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Price $19,950. Henry 604-309-6012

SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, 9 weeks old, selecting and caring for loveable precious puppies, (604)826-6311 Two Registered German Shepherd Males. Excellent breeding lines. $800 each. Serious inquiries only. Call 604-869-3349.

2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER

Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. Crews available for new construction & additions Patrick 604-218-3064

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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Factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000km, one old guy owner, $7450 obo (604)817-1945

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2007 WILDERNESS trailer, bought new in 2009 - 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Alum frame, 2 doors, 2 slides, Q bed, comp. w/hitch, exc. shape. $18,500/obo. 604-856-3777 2008 CROSSROADS Seville 38â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th wheel. Winter package. 4 slideouts, fireplace, Corian counters, 17 cu.ft. dble door fridge, oak cabinets, electric awning, lots of heated storage. Luxury year round living! $43,800. 604-870-4799

CARPETS AND BLINDS

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CALL DAVE

604.948.5450 ` www.hangandshine.ca

Quality service in South Delta since 1997

TRUCKS & VANS

2000 Windstar SEL, mini van 5 dr. exc cond. loaded, a/c $2500 obo. Pictures avail. 604-996-8734. 2008 FORD 350, diesel. Black. 3 yr warranty left. $27,000. Call 604589-6032 or 604-807-6022. 2008 FORD F150 regular cab 2 whl dr 8ft box auto V6 only 14,000kms, silver $10,000 firm 604-538-4883

1983 Dodge ext van, wide body raised roof, camperized runs gd, needs lots of sm work. New tires Lots of upgrades Pics avail $1500/obo. 604-996-8734

Move-In Allowance / Seniors Discount Avail.

RECYCLE-IT!

But Dead Bodies!!

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

MARINE

CLAYMORE APTS 1 & 2 Bdrm Apts Avail

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

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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

LANGLEY

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DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL

RENTALS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

VEHICLES WANTED

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

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

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2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8600/firm. 604-538-9257.

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HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 SL, 38K fully loaded, heated lthr seats, snrf, exc cond, $16,900. (604)306-6216

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

BULL MASTIFF available for stud service. Call 604-997-2001 or 604997-9500

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

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

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. www.pioneersteel.ca.

JJ ROOFING

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2006 CHRYSLER 300, 4 dr, loaded, 77K, fresh AirCare, awesome shape, $9950. Jim 604-828-2084

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

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REAL ESTATE

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

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CARS - DOMESTIC

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS TREE SERVICES

Metal Recycling Ltd. 818

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

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

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FURNITURE

MATTRESSES starting at $99

We Recycle! GO GREEN!

DUMP TRUCKS, BOBCATS

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

A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $150 - Call: 604-484-0379

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

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

EXCAVATORS

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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Yorky Shih Tzu cross. 9 mo. male. Needs more TLC. $300. shots & kennel. 604-596-8465, 771-9583

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

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Friday, August 24, 2012 South Delta Leader

The South Delta Leader’s annual

Best of 2012

It’s that time again to tell us what you like most about specific aspects of South Delta in the Leader’s annual Best Of edition. Check out the categories below and send us your answers. Arts And Culture

loCAl people

Best local artist

Best community leader

Best place to watch live music Best place to offer arts and crafts Best place to find B.C.-made products Best dramatic or musical production Business Best business logo Best local family business Best local business website Best new business Best customer service Food And drink

Best local entrepreneur Best local celebrity you’d take to lunch out & ABout Best water park Best playground Best place to be a dog Best community event Best place to be in a downpour

Best place to find B.C. wines

Best historic site

Best coffee house

Best local fundraiser

Best family restaurant Best cocktail Best place for lunch Best morning muffin Best outdoor patio Best place for a pint Best place to satisfy your sweet tooth Best fresh produce Best place to take a date for dinner

Best place to take an out of town guest Best place for a wedding ceremony Best place to spot wildlife Best way to beat the heat in South Delta Best place for a kid’s birthday party HeAltH & Fitness Best place to get your stretch on Best provider of natural foods and vitamins

Best local chef

Best fitness facility

Best take out meal

Best place to buy fitness wear

Green

politiCs

Best green business idea

Best activists group Best political move

Best green move by a community group Best person to take up public office Best outdoor green space sports & reCreAtion Home & GArden

Best sports team

Best hardware supplier

Best sports coach

Best financial institution

Best local golf tournament

Best home furnishings

Best place to hit one off the tee

Best local designer

Wired

Best renovator

Best local blogger

estHetiCs & BeAuty

Best local Facebook group

Best place to get your toes done

Best local tweeter

Best place for a new hair do

Best place for wireless access

Best place to rejuvenate your skin

Best cellular phone supplier

Best place to relax your body style Best place to find consignment clothing Best place to accessorize your wardrobe Best place for womens casual fashion

Fill in a minimum of 10 answers. Vote by submitting this entry form at the Leader office or enter online by going to southdeltaleader.com and clicking on the contests tab, or visit the South Delta Leader’s facebook page. Deadline to cast your vote is September 14.

Best place for womens formal fashion Best place for casual menswear Best place for formal menswear

7 - 1363 56th Street Tsawwassen 604.948.3640


South Delta Leader, August 24, 2012