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›inbrief New Delta community group set to launch The Delta Community Collaborative Society is holding its official launch Oct. 15. Collaborative Delta is a new society that is seeking to bring together individuals and organizations to foster communication, share knowledge and encourage collaboration to enhance the well-being of Deltans. The launch will be held at the Sunshine Hills branch of Envision Financial—6481 120th Street in north Delta.

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Eliza Olson, president of the Burns Bog Conservation Society, holds up a mini bog of peat moss in front of her North Delta office following the announcement that the federal government has included the bog into the Fraser River Delta Ramsar Site. The bog itself is not accessible to the public and even restricted to many scientists. Adrian MacNair photo

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he federal government has joined together more than 20,000 hectares of wetlands into the newly named Fraser River Delta Ramsar Site, which will include all 3,000 hectares of Burns Bog. The site is now formed by Burns Bog, Sturgeon Bank, South Arm Marshes, Boundary Bay, Serpentine, and the former 586-hectare Alaksen Ramsar Site. “It’s been a long wait, but worth it,” said Eliza Olson, president of the Burns Bog Conservation Society (BBCS). Some members of that group have been trying to get Burns Bog into the Ramsar Site since 1995. The original proposal to declare Burns Bog a Ramsar Site was brought forward by Rob Stoneman of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, at the International Peat Society’s Congress

17 years ago. “The news about the Fraser River Delta is a great step in the right direction for Canada, and all the wetlands around the world,” said Dr. David James Bellamy, an honourary chair of the BBCS and keynote speaker at that Congress. Bellamy had visited Burns Bog and other peatlands in Canada in the 1970s while working for Imperial Oil to see whether there might be opportunity for resource extraction underneath the rich biogenic surface. At the time he concluded the bog was too degraded and its chances of being saved were remote. When he returned in 1995 and went for a swim in one of the ponds of the bog, he was excited to see it had regenerated within the intervening decades. The discovery encouraged Bellamy to attend the Congress in October of that year where he spoke passionately about the bog for a half hour, receiving a standing ovation.

‘It's been a long wait, but worth it.’

The 14th annual Moonlight Gala is just around the corner. The event that raises funds for the Delta Hospital Foundation is set for Oct. 20 at Sacred Heart School and organizers are reminding the public that tickets go fast for the black tie soiree in support of the Cardiac Care Fund. The Delta Hospital Foundation Cardiac Care Fund supports patients at Delta Hospital that undergo cardiacrelated testing, monitoring and treatment by funding state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment. Today, the fund has over $262,000 devoted to cardiac care at Delta Hospital. For more information on cardiac care at Delta Hospital, the Cardiac Care Fund, or to make a contribution, please contact the Delta Hospital Foundation at 604-940-9695, or visit

Delta Secondary School from 6-9 p.m. “ You have to realize the Ramsar Convention does not — Eliza Olson have legal authority, it has A pair of young adults were left having to explain to moral authority,” said Olson. Delta Police how their sports car managed to end up The BBSC recently lost a tail first in a ditch along 56th Street on Sunday evening summary judgement in a law- (Sept. 16). suit launched against the fedA tow truck was called to haul the blue Hyundai TibuAlthough the Burns Bog eral government for not pre- ron out of the ditch. is now designated under the venting the adjacent South no one was injured in the incident. intergovernmental treaty, the Fraser Perimeter Road from BBSC is concerned it could still being built in such close proxbe threatened by a proposed imity to the sensitive wetlands. 89-acre (36 hectares) developBurns Bog Environmental ment at Highway 91 and 72nd Conservation Area, created in Ave. 2004, is a collective covenant “As wonderful as the Ramsar between four levels of governdesignation is, it won’t stop ment. The bog is the southernthe destruction of Burns Bog most and largest raised peat unless the federal government bog on the west coast of North honours its commitments to We work hard to America. CUR R ENT earn your busine the Ramsar Convention,” said ss. That’s why iton The Ramsar Convention ’s im po Olson, adding the group has a rtant to us to of TECHNOLOG Y Wetlands, created in 1971 in fer a highly qualified, petition with more than 2,000 versatile team of The training and technology to Ramsar, Iran, is an intergovte chnicians. We are all comm signatures opposing the develto itted to making Del properly service your newernmental treaty ta Autdedicated opment. om otive thofe best. theby“wise use” of wetlands vehicle; even if stillinforcovered There will be another Our aim is to de international importance. velop long term mation session about the develnew car warranty relationships w it h ou r cu st om opment on Oct. 18 at North ers, by offe

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The One Small Step fundraiser Saturday (Sept. 22) at Ladner Harbour Park made a big stride in helping research for those with Prader-Willi Syndrome. The event—a walk/run/ride—raised around $20,000, well above the goal of $10,000. PWS is a rare genetic disorder that can cause obesity. The fundraiser was organized by Ladner mom Susanne Szabo-MacDonald (second from left) whose 16-month-old daughter Ellie (front row being held) has PWS and was featured in a cover story in the Leader's Sept. 7 edition. Jim Kinnear photo

Dry harvest preferable for Delta potato farmers Current problems not as severe as heavy rains that left spuds mired in the mud two years ago PhiliP Raphael Editor

With a dry August and September, and little or no rain forecast for the next 14 days or so, Ladner potato farmer Peter Guichon is not too concerned about this year’s harvesting conditions. Go back 24 months or so on the calendar and it was a much different story. That was when heavy rains ruined about 3,000 acres of crops in the Lower Mainland, most of it potatoes mired in mud and next to impossible to harvest. “Two years ago was a disaster,” says Guichon who runs Felix Farms, one of B.C.’s largest producers of vegetables with 900 acres, adding he’d rather deal with the problems of dry conditions than

what took place in 2010 and the spring of 2011 when wet weather hampered planting crops. “We’re having trouble with bruising on the potatoes,” says Guichon, explaining that when the potatoes are dug up the crop can get clumps of hard, dry mud attached to each spud. And when they go through automated separating machinery the process can result in bruises on the potatoes. “We have machines that are putting water on them—a fine mist that makes the potatoes wet and slippery. Some fields are worse than others, but I’ll take this problem anytime compared to two years ago. It may be dustier than hell, but that’s harder on the workers.” Guichon added some farmers

have been irrigating ahead of their harvesting equipment. “That does work. It softens the lumps.” But with high salt levels in local ditch waters used for irrigation, some farmers are reluctant to use that method. Guichon said the high salt content is caused by high tides coming up the Fraser River and no freshet to wash the salty water away. “The salt water backs up in the Fraser River at high tide,” Guichon says. “And we haven’t been able to irrigate for two to three weeks.” Not so bad for potatoes that have already finished their growing cycle, but problematic for cranberry growers who require flooding their fields at harvest time.

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hen Sarah Gallop enters a room or walks down the street, her eyes are scanning for housing decor and arrangements that she either finds pleasing or would like to change. The interior designer gets ideas just by going for a walk around her neighbourhood with her two dogs and husband Rob. "We like to wander around the streets," says Gallop, who admits she never quite shuts work off when Adrian s h e' s n o t i n MacNair the office. "I'm always looking at houses." Recognized as South Delta's Best Local Designer by readers in the Leader's Best Of survey, Gallop has been working in the design industry for about six years since graduating from the BCIT interior design program, but she's been interested in houses since she was a child. She can still remember designing her first house when was just 12 years old. "I didn't really realize it was a job at first," says Gallop, adding it wasn't until she graduated from Delta Secondary that she realized she could make a career of offering advice to people on customizing their homes. And despite working primarily in the smaller communities of South Delta,

Gallop says there's plenty of business opportunities that keep her rooted in Ladner, where she grew up. "It just feels like home to me," she says. "My whole family's here, my husband's family's here, all of my friends are still here. "I like that I know people. I go to the grocery store and bump into people all the time." Gallop believes that friendly, smalltown approach to dealing with people is the key to her business and she says referrals come from the positive experience clients have with her. "You have to make people feel like you care about what they're doing and what they're saying and that you're listening. Just being a good… human being," she says, laughing. It shows. Her warm smile and affable charm is part of what earned her first place in South Delta's Best Customer Service category as well. But Gallop defers some of that credit to her team, one she says works hard to provide a diversity of taste and opinion. Being able to offer a variety of choices to clients is what makes the company stringer. And in a more unorthodox move, her husband Rob joined the company a year ago as a change of pace from his career as a chartered accountant. The question begs, however, whether being with her significant other all the time is onerous. "People ask us that all the time but we get along very well," she says with a grin. Visit to see more about South Delta's top interior designer. And see more Best Of winners and finalists starting on page C1.

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letteRS ladner foot bridge support Huge kudos to (Delta-South) MLA Vicki Huntington for stepping up to find out why the rebuilding of the footbridge (Bunnies barring Ladner bridge building blessing, South Delta Leader, Sept. 21, 2012) at (Ladner)

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Heartfelt volunteer I have been volunteering in many organizations for decades; however the present task touches my heart so much that I would like to share. I travel to Ladner from Tsawwassen to work for the thrift store because of a friend who retired as a nurse in another city. When I asked her the reason for her going further to volunteer, she said, “because I believe in the purpose of working there.” The purpose is to donate all the profits to benefit the patients of Delta Hospital, which was built from the donation of local residents. Below are two examples which still warm my heart today. Almost every volunteer in the thrift store has the chance to meet the

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Harbour Park is taking so long. And shame on the Corporation (of Delta) for not getting the permits for the rabbit management plan before spending $60,000 of our money to provide meals on wheels for the coyotes and eagles...who are looking much healthier today as a result. For the past two years we have been trying to get information about the bridge replacement from the Corporation who sent us

to the GVRD, who sent us back to the Corporation, who sent us to an environmental office in Surrey for whom they had no address or e-mail information for us to contact them. Thank you very much Vicki Huntington for bringing this forward and we hope to enjoy this extended walkway on the footbridge along the lagoon trail very soon.

To do this, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. needs many more champions helping to make a difference like Jennifer and Mike (Terrell), and the Devji family. It enables the Alzheimer Society of B.C to continue to provide help and support. To have a stronger voice in advocacy and to find the cure for the ever increasing numbers of people

touched by dementia. To walk along side them on a journey that they are forced to take. To give help for today and hope for tomorrow cannot be done without people who care enough to give back. Thank you again.

donors because they continuously appear with bags of goods. People with such kindness make me love to encounter them. There was a lady holding a big stack of fancy dresses and told me, “I don’t want to put them in the recycle bins. They are very good material, in excellent condition, and I just got them from the dry cleaner.” I kept saying thank you while finding a good spot to put them before calling the supervisor to attend to them. There was once a frail, elderly lady who came to me while I was doing quality control on the clothing and said, “Excuse me, may I ask you to keep this pair of shoes till tomorrow? I don’t have money with me now.” I stopped my screening job and saw one of the very kind supervisors was the cashier at that time. I said, “I am new and I am not sure

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lagoon bridge long overdue When government ceases to become an instrument for the people and starts becoming an impediment, it's natural that people lose respect for the institution. What should be a fairly simple process— replacing the 20-foot bridge spanning the ladner Harbour Sewage lagoon Dyke trail with ladner Harbour Park—has become a bureaucratic stalemate. Apparently, the province's Ministry of Forests, lands and natural Resource operations, isn't happy with fact that the Corporation of Delta took its rather sizable feral rabbit population, captured and sterilized them, then released them into ladner Harbour Park. that's because, according to the ministry, this was all done without a "Feral Rabbit Management Plan" approved by the province, and now this species of rabbit threatens to invade the sensitive wetland across the sewage lagoon. Well, so what? First of all, rabbits are rodents with short life expectancies (typically five years in the wild). one of the reasons they have such high reproductive rates is that they're easy marks for predators. Speaking of which, ladner has no shortage of predators, from coyotes and foxes, to falcons, hawks, and eagles. not to mention the fact that thousands of four-legged friends of man who run free through the park each year would delight to find a fat ball of fur willing to play tag. And considering the estimated 250-plus bunnies released into the park in March were all sterilized, there's not much danger of this "non-native species" threatening with anything more than the nuisance of the tiny pellets they leave behind. it seems the province is making a point by refusing to allow the municipality to build the bridge because it didn't follow its silly little rule of entering into a formal management plan to relocate a bunch of pests who probably should have just been trapped and exterminated. let's stop the nonsense about the rabbits and get on with serving the people who, by the way, are the ones the government should really be concerned about. Build that bridge already. the bunnies and the lagoon will be just fine.

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The McKee Seniors Recreation Centre is holding a September birthday lunch. When: Sept. 28 from 12:30 p.m. Where: McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 5155-47th Ave. Menu: salmon burgers, salad, dessert, tea or coffee. Fashion show by Delta Hospice Cottage Thrift Shoppe. Cost $7 members; $8 guests. For more info, call 604-946-1411.

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Clockwise from top left: ❚ The Tomato Festival at Earthwise Garden Sept. 15 featured dozens of ways to enjoy the wide variety of tomatoes available locally. Contributed photo. (L-R) Andrew Do, Tammi Mannering-Ribic and Josh Filiatrault raised $2,957 at the Canuck Place Cultus Lake Adventure Challenge on Sept. 16 by kayaking 4 km, cycling 50 km, and ending up running a 5 km trail. Contributed photo Michael Raincock and Susan Mitchell, owners of the Wild Bird Center of Delta are shown presenting a cheque for $200 to Bev Day, Founding Director of Orphaned Wild Life Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.). The money was raised at Wild Bird Center’s 'Build a Bird Feeder Party' held during the Tsawwassen BIA Outdoor Movie Night Aug. 25 at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall. Contributed photo

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Come get some "scary" deals. The DYSL WearHouse Thrift Store is holding a Giant Garage Sale and Halloween celebrations. When: Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the back of the store. Where: 1308 56th St. Bring your kids and play games and shop all at the same time.


DYSL is holding its first Annual Fundraiser Fashion Show. When: Sept. 29 from 7-9 p.m. Where: SD Baptist Church’s Fireside Room. Tickets are $15 & available at DYSL WearHouse Thrift Store in Tsawwassen and at Elite Repeat in Ladner. Please come and support a grassroots charity that funds programs in all Delta’s high schools. or contact Debbie Lindsey @ 604-943-8286.

opportunity for participants to learn about normal grief and to process their grief in a safe and supportive environment. Sessions facilitated by a registered clinical counsellor. For more information call the centre at 604948-0660 and ask to speak with one of the counsellors. There is also a Walking Group for the Bereaved. Drop-in group Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Centre for Supportive Care. Gentle walk, rain or shine, suitable for people with mobility impairments, followed by refreshments and casual socialization. Information and resources on grief and loss available. No registration required. The Delta Photo Club meets every Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the KinVillage Recreation Centre. Join photographers of all skills levels at these fun and informative weekly photo meetings. For further information, please contact Karoline at publicity@deltaphotoclub. com.


The Go Green Delta Book & Film Club will examine Slow Death by Rubber Duck by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie which looks at the subject of toxicity in the things that we use or consume in our daily lives. Several copies of the book are available through Tsawwassen Library. We welcome new people to join our discussion group (whether or not you have read the book). When: Oct. 10 from 7-8:30 p.m.  The subject of ‘toxicity’ will continue in the November meeting through a film.

Many happy returns. The Mckee Seniors Centre is holding a September birthday lunch Sept. 28 for all those celebrating an extra candle on their cake this month. Contributed image

The Tsawwassen Badminton Club has begun its Fall season and welcomes new players of all standards of play. We are a "drop-in" club and meet each Monday & Friday evening at Delta Christian School (three court gym), Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner from 7:30-9.30 p.m.There is no up-front cost and all you need is a racquet and a pair of running shoes. Informal coaching is available if requested as well as competitive play. Call Peter Edwards on 604 940 0844 or email: pedwards7@aol. com or Peter Tait on 604 940 3828 for further information.

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Sports day celebrated on Saturday at Ladner gym Delta Gymnastics opens its doors inviting youth to start a lifetime of activity through sport Sports days are usually reserved for rainy days near the end of the elementary school calendar. But this Saturday (Sept. 29) it will be taking on a whole new meaning at the Delta Sport Development Centre. In recognition of Sports Day in Canada, Delta Gymnastics is inviting the community to a free “Come and Try It” open house at the Ladner facility from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event’s goal is to help promote physical literacy and participation to children, youth and adults by inviting them to try the sport of gymnastics as a recreational activity, says Ana Arcinieaga, Delta Gymnastics' new executive director. “Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels, in communities across Canada,” she said. “Canadians have become a nation of spectators more than participants, so this day has been organized to engage our community to try new sporting activities. The bottom line is we want people to be active.” With national statistics showing that a mere nine per cent of today's children and youth are getting the recommended 90 minutes of daily physical activity, the event is key in a variety of areas that are not limited to the gym, hardwood court,

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physical activity, says Arcinieaga. That confidence affects every part of their lives, from academic to social. With physical literacy, they’ll have more fun in a diversity of sports and they’ll be more likely to be active for the rest of their lives. “We want to include gymnastics as a sport option for children, youth and adults. We have many artistic, recreational and fun programs in a first class facility. We want our community to have a chance to test it first hand by participating in a series of stations supervised by our coaches this coming weekend," says Arciniega.

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‘Crucial time in the history of residential construction’

GVHBA to welcome new CEO The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association has announced the appointment of Bob de Wit as its new chief executive officer, replacing current CEO Peter Simpson who is retiring at the end of October. “I am honoured and excited to have the opportunity to join GVHBA and help build on the efforts of Peter and his excellent team,” says de Wit. De Wit has experience in corporate development, finance and competitive market intelligence. “This is such a crucial time in the history of residential construction with the explosion of new technologies and environmental complexity, and GVHBA

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Woodbridge Homes is bringing an intimate community to South Surrey with its townhome development, Niche. Surrounded by green space, you will feel instantly relaxed as soon as you turn into the driveway of your new home. “A creek runs through the property and it is adjacent to a protected green belt on two sides,” says sales manager Tucker McClean. “It’s my favourite feature – sets it apart from all others, tucked away, yet close to everything.” The two-, three- and four-bedroom townhomes are located in the Morgan Heights area, close to everything that you could possibly need. Shopping and restaurants at Morgan Crossing and Grandview Corners, schools and leisure activities at the Morgan Creek golf course are all just minutes away. Easy access to Highway 99 means you can be on your way to downtown Vancouver, the Vancouver International Airport or

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Dolphins' Canuel named coach of the year Tsawwassen team's leader credits the performances of her swimmers in attaining provincial recognition The British Columbia Swim Coaches’ Association (BCSCA) held its annual Award’s Banquet last weekend in Vancouver and the Winskill Dolphins Swim Club had plenty to celebrate. Amongst the Olympic swimmers and coaches being recognized, Winskill Dolphins' very own Amy Canuel received top honours as 12 and under coach of the year for 2012. Chosen from among 50 teams and 300 coaches, the BCSCA's coach of the year recipient is selected based on swimmer performances in four age-categories: 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under, and 17 and under. Last season, Canuel’s swimmers won 14 individual gold medals at the Provincial Championships, broke a pair of B.C. ageAmy Canuel group records, and represented Canada at the North American Challenge Cup. “It’s a testament to my swimmers, really," Canuel said following the presentation of the award. "They have many great seasons of swimming ahead of them. And it’s a thrill to receive this award in the company of our BC Olympians.” Significantly, one third of Canada’s entire Olympic swimming team hails from British Columbia. All three of Canada’s medals from the London Games (two Bronze and one Silver) in swimming came from B.C. athletes.

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Kathleen Higgins suggests that North Delta’s lack of affordable housing could be remedied by fitting two to four modest but comfortable homes on one full-sized lot. Boaz Joseph photo

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North Delta’s Kathleen Higgins is pitching an idea to increase affordable housing in community’s first area plan review since 1995

Boaz Joseph,Reporter Surrey North Delta Leader Kathleen Higgins didn’t make it to Delta council in two recent elections, but she’s content to be involved in the process that took her in that direction in the first place. Her goal: Smaller and more affordable housing. Higgins, who lives in a modest rancher in North Delta, has watched her seven kids grow up and begin to move away—unable to afford homes in

their own neighbourhood. She has watched the area stagnate in population growth over the years while becoming increasingly expensive, the victim of larger homes on averagesized lots, and new condos with high strata fees. In July, the average price of a detached house in North Delta was $585,000, an increase of $33,000 over the same month in 2011. “Luxury townhouses and large detached homes are not an option for ordinary first-time buyers,” says Hig-

gins, who is spearheading a citizens’ circle aimed at increasing affordability through downsizing. She’s formed the Smaller Homes and Smaller Lots Citizen Circle online, and with the help of about 50 area residents, aims to make its voice heard by Delta planners. Her focus is to persuade the corporation to consider mandating the replacement of aging homes (those slated for replacement) with more affordable — Continued on p.6

A Tsawwassen resident was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Sept. 21 at a special ceremony in the Speaker’s Salon at the House of Commons in Ottawa. Colonel Rob Roy E. MacKenzie began his service in the Canadian Forces with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada and transferred to the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He commanded the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada from 2005 to 2008. More recently, he deployed twice to Afghanistan, in 2009 to Kandahar and in 2011 to Kabul as the Senior Advisor to the Afghan Border Police. In the Vancouver Police Department he was part of the Emergency Response Team during the 2010 Olympics. “This award of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal to Colonel MacKenzie is a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s 60 years of duty and service to Canada as our Queen,” said Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay who presented the award.

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Delta Community Update Call 911 Campaign Launched The Corporation of Delta, Delta Police and MADD Canada recently launched a “call 911” campaign to encourage the public to pull over and call 911 to report suspected impaired drivers to police. Seven road signs promoting the “call 911” message have been installed in locations throughout Delta. This campaign is an important initiative to share the message that impaired driving is not tolerated in our community. For more information, visit

Southlands Development Application Presentation to Council Monday October 15th, Council Chambers, Delta Municipal Hall, Ladner Century Group will present information to Council on their Official Community Plan amendment and rezoning application at the October 15th Regular Council Meeting.

MK Delta Lands Development Application Public Open House Thursday October 18th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm North Delta Secondary School, 11447 82 Avenue, North Delta MK Delta Lands Group is hosting a Public Open House on October 18th to present concept plans for the 89 acre site located at 10770 72 Avenue. A one-hour summary presentation will start at 7:00 pm.

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road signs throughout the region remind people to report suspected impaired drivers Adrian MacNair, Reporter South Delta Leader Surrey mother Markita Kaulius lost her 22-year-old daughter Kassandra to a drunk driver just over a year ago. She was in Ladner on Thursday (Sept. 13) to tell her story and said it never should have happened. "If someone had called 911 on May 3, 2011, my daughter would still be alive today," she said at the unveiling of a new program being launched in Delta that police hope will crack down on impaired drivers. Seven road signs have been installed throughout North and South Delta to remind pedestrians and drivers to pick up the phone and call 911 if they suspect another driver is intoxicated behind the wheel. The Report Impaired Driv-

ing program, called Campaign 911, is a partnership between Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the Corporation of Delta, and the Delta Police Department. "Campaign 911 gives police a good tool to get impaired drivers off our roads," said Delta police spokesman Ciaran Feenan, adding 15 per cent of 1,740 nonfatal collisions resulting in serious injury in Delta over the past five years were alcohol-related. But David Eby, excutive director of the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), says the campaign goes too far by telling people to call police if they see drivers with their windows open. One of the 10 possible signs of impaired driving listed by police include driving with a window open in cold or inclement weather.

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"If people see dangerous driving, running a red light or driving too quickly, we would never discourage them from contacting police," said Eby. "But driving around with your window open seems to go beyond that." Eby said 911 services are likely to become overwhelmed by calls, which will lead to police requesting more manpower to handle trivial calls. It's also a "mixed message for people" to be asked not to call 911 unless it's an emergency but encourage them to call because somebody may be driving with their windows down in cold weather, he added. Eby said the BCCLA advocate road checks which don't curtail civil liberties and are a more effective use of limited police resources. — Continued on p.5

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Summer of challenges training on the ground and earning wings all part of the schedule for hurricane Squadron group philip raphael, editor South Delta Leader When it comes to penning the “What I did this summer” essay members of the South Deltabased 828 Hurricane Squadron air cadets group would certainly not lack for material. A group of six air cadets were kept busy, from learning the basic principles of flight and earning their gliders pilot’s licence, to traveling halfway around the world,and getting their coveted wings for powered flight. One of those taking part in a basic aviation camp in Comox was Jin Yang Zhao, 14, a Cpl. who is entering his third year with the cadets. He first developed a curiosity about aviation when he was 12. “This summer I learned a lot about radio calls, met lots of new friends, and it was all really fun,” said Zhao who is planning to earn his glider pilot certification by time he’s 16. “Then hopefully in three years time I can get my pilot’s licence,” he said, adding a career in commercial aviation is his ultimate goal. Zhao added the training he receives through the air cadet program has allowed him to earn other high school credits, plus first aid. When Nigel Schatz, who has the rank of Flt. Sgt., was 12 he focused his love of aviation on the air cadets program. And this summer he reached his goal of earning his wings for powered flight. “I always wanted to be different things when I was growing up—an astronaut or a hockey player—but once I decided I wanted to be a pilot, it was pretty much right from there, aviation was the main thing,” said Schatz, now 17, who graduated from SDSS this June. Schatz earned the honour of being named top cadet in the private pilot program he passed this summer which includes some rigorous tests involving emergency procedures. “I got total engine failure, partial power loss and an engine fire on the ground,” Schatz said. On the horizon for him is more aviation training through BCIT with the goal of becoming a commercial pilot. One of the big perks of becoming a cadet is the free pilot certification which if done privately would run around $8,000 to $10,000. “It’s a great deal,” Schatz said, adding he also greatly values the other skills, such as leadership opportunities, the program provides. “Even if you don’t get your pilot’s wings, you gain so much out of it,” he said. Joran Jackson, 17, and a Sgt. with the cadets, said he spent the summer earning his glider pilot’s wings, a goal he had since he was 12. “My uncle flew F-18s for Canada and granddad flew for Air Canada, so aviation is kinda all around my family,” Jackson said, adding a career in the military is on his radar. Carmen Kiltz, 17, and a Sgt. with the cadets, said she signed up with the 828 Hurricane Squadron after her brother, Erik, earned his glider pilot’s licence. Initially reluctant to join, she saw her brother’s achievements and thought about what the future could bring for her. “That’s when a switch just went on,” Kiltz said. “I thought, that’s really amazing, and he’s only 16. That was my goal from then, to work really hard.” She did, earning her glider pilot’s licence last year, and this year completing her power licence which took seven weeks of intense studying and daily flying to finish. “It’s been an amazing journey so far.”

PICtured Members of the 828 Hurricane Squadron enjoyed a summer learning about aviation, on the ground and in the air. Philip Raphael photo

With all that knowledge and skill at her disposal, Kiltz said she is not entirely sure where she will take it. One option is becoming a pilot with the Canadian forces. Kieran Lee, 15, a Sgt. joined the cadets three years ago after a group of his friends signed on. While many dropped out, he stayed on with the ambition of one day earning his wings. “While I haven’t decided just where I’ll go with all this, the experiences I am getting will definitely help me later,” he said. Part of Lee’s summer was spent at a threeweek-long advanced aviation training course in Comox—he’s a year away from being old enough to apply for his glider licence—and came away with the distinction of having the top academic marks in his course. For Alex Gaio, 18, a Flt. Sgt., all it took for him to be set on joining the air cadets was a visit several years ago to the Boundary Bay Air Show where he saw the group’s information booth. “I picked up a brochure and held on to it for a good year and a half, after which I told my parents I had to sign up,” Gaio said. His parents were supportive, and Gaio crowned his time with the group by participating in a foreign exchange program that saw him travel to New Zealand for two and half weeks this summer to examine how the cadet program there is run. Gaio said that while he did not earn his wings, he is a good example of where cadets can take their training outside of taking to the skies. Gaio said he is aging out in April and plans on joining the cadet instructor’s academy. “I will probably be mentoring other cadets, teaching them being more of an administrative role,” he said. “I’ll probably be working with squadrons in the area. So, there’s more than one route through cadets than just flying.” Gaio said his long experience with the cadets also stands him in good stead if he decides to join the armed forces. As for advice for those who are contemplating time with a cadet group, Gaio said, “Give it a shot, if it’s your thing stay in it. If not try something else, maybe another element. But I think it’s an awesome thing to put on your resume. It’s great life experience. You get some amazing opportunities that you wouldn’t get anywhere else. It’s competitive, but if you put your mind to it, you can really get a lot out of the program.” For more information about the 828 Hurricane Squadron, visit the group’s website at 828rcacs.

Amazon warehouse to create 200 jobs in Delta Internet giant to open its second Fulfillment Centre on annacis Island Internet giant Amazon is creating 100 new jobs thanks to locating what it calls a fulfillment centre on Annacis Island. Amazon Canada Fulfillment Services announced Monday (Sept. 17), the 200,000-square-foot facility will be the second of its kind in Canada. The other one is located in Mississauga, Ontario. “We are excited to expand our fulfillment network to British Columbia, bringing new jobs and continued investment to the country while improving the experience of shopping on for customers,” said Brennan Weber, site leader for ACFS in a press release. Officials with the company have not released exactly where the facility will be located, or if it will be using a new or existing building. The new fulfillment centre,

Amazon’s term for a warehouse where goods ordered online are processed for delivery, is expected to open this fall in time for the busy Christmas shopping season. “We’re pleased that ACFS will grow its presence in Canada with its new fulfillment centre here in Delta, British Columbia,” said Premier Christy Clark in a press release. “Our community welcomes the jobs it will bring to the region and the increased service it will provide to shoppers in the area to be able to receive their packages from a facility on the west coast.” Amazon also announced it is currently hiring for positions at the fulfillment centre. Interested applicants can apply by visiting or by calling 866-682-5627 and referencing job code: 908S.


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After taking a hiatus in 2011 due to con of the 80th Street Overpass, the Boundary port Airshow is set to return this summer. On Monday (Jan. 16) Delta Council a Alpha Aviation’s request to host the 2012 ary Bay Airshow with a beer and/or wine on July 28. The Corporation of Delta will contribute cash toward the event. The 2009 and 2010 airshows were atte more than 5,000 people.

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North Delta's Avcorp Industries celebrated tion of the first shipment of wing componen new F-35 fighter aircraft on Jan. 19. The J-35 is the latest fighter ordered by t Canadian Air Force. Estimated to cost arou million each, the J-35 is slated to replace t F-18. Canada has ordered 65 planes. Avcorp will work on 240 to 360 of the aircraf by various customers, depending on how ma aircraft carrier variant are ordered. On hand to mark the event was Julian Associate Minister of National Defence a Richmond-East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. The contract is worth around $500 millio expected to employ 50 to 75 workers over years, said mark Van Rooij, CEO of Avcor tries. Avcorp presently has 550 employees.



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What do North Deltans treasure most about their community? Mark Sakai, executive director of the Delta Museum and Archives Society, is curious to find out. Whether it’s the mighty Fraser River, the ancient archaeology sites along its banks, or the community’s long fishing history, Sakai wants to know what people, places and things the residents of North Delta identify with. It’s part of a Delta Museum and Archives outreach program that hopes to connect North Deltans to their community’s history, and strengthen the link between the northern and southern sections of the municipality. The Delta Museum and Archives was founded in 1969 by a group of Ladner historians and most modern-day Ladnerites are at least somewhat familiar with their town’s fishing village heritage and early pioneering families. But it’s a different story in the North. For some, there is a perception that North Delta is simply a residential suburb that emerged after the George Massey Tunnel was built. But in fact, North Delta has a rich past predating the 20th century that may surprise some locals. “Certainly Annieville has tremendous history. The very first salmon cannery in British Columbia was established in Annieville at Gunderson Slough,” Sakai said. “It has traditionally been a settlement where Scandinavian immigrants came—hence the name Gunderson Slough.” Meanwhile, Trinity Lutheran Church remains one of the oldest churches in Delta and Kennedy Trail—which was built by early settlers to link the Fraser River and Mud Bay—is an important historic landmark in North Delta, Sakai said. In February, the Delta Museum and Archives will hold “mind-mapping” workshops with representatives from North Delta schools, local businesses, the South Asian community, church congregations, and other interested parties. Participants will be asked what they treasure most about North Delta. And with the under-construction South Fraser Perimeter Road slated to


PICTURED Mark Sakai, executive director of the Delta Museum and Archives Society, is hoping a 'mind mapping' project focusing on North Delta will create improved links between Delta's three townsites. Rob Newell photo


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Drunk driving campaign — Continued from p.3

Seniors team working with Safe route tsawwassen Adrian macNair, reporter South Delta Leader Tsawwassen isn't pedestrianfriendly enough and local community activist Carol Vignale is aiming to bring that message to local businesses and politicians. To make her point, she motions to the crosswalk at 56th St. and View Cres. in front of the Starbucks. A person in a wheelchair would have to cross from the north to the south side, go up a letdown (a sidewalk concrete ramp), down a letdown, around a hedge, and then reach for a button partially obscured by foliage. Then they'd have to wheel back to the letdown and cross five lanes of traffic before the light changes. "It's about identifying public rights of way and getting those rights of way public access," explains Vignale, who is already hurrying on toward the next block during a recent accessibility assessment study. But she takes the opportunity to speak to a curious employee at the nearby Royal LePage office that the 20-foot letdown puts a priority on cars over


t's about identifying public rights of way and getting those rights of way public access — Carol Vignale pedestrians and makes it more difficult for people to traverse the sidewalk. Vignale would like to see Tsawwassen's transportation corridors re-designed with an emphasis on the elderly and disabled pedestrians, cyclists, and public transportation. This includes transforming 56th St. into a main thoroughfare to enhance the public space and encourage more economic, social, and cultural activity. She's joined by Ruth Adams, an elder with Tsawwassen First Nation, who is interested in enhancing public access for her community, Dr. Roland Katagi, director with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, among others. The effort is being coordinated within a broader "walk-

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ability" study being conducted by the Delta Seniors Planning Team in all three Delta communities. The study includes workshops and consultation with seniors in Ladner and Tsawwassen. "Walking is an option when community streets are safe and barrier free," says coordinator Lynda Brummitt. "This helps seniors to stay active and maintain their independence." The Seniors Planning Team finished its last workshop in Ladner on Sept. 15. Brummitt says these sorts of consultations are important with seniors, and even those planning for retirement. As people get older, they may drive less, or not at all, due to physical or financial limitations. Seniors who are physically active will have lower rates of falls and fractures, explains Brummitt, which in turn will provide a better quality of life with less chance of developing chronic health conditions. Once completed, the results of the study will be forwarded to the Corporation of Delta, and is expected sometime in the fall.

But MADD Metro Vancouver president Bob Rorison insists 911 call programs have been proven effective in other communities in preventing tragedy. "We need people to be aware and we need people to report impaired drivers on the road," he said. Grieving mother Kaulius said her daughter went to a softball game, but never made it home alive. And there are thousands of Canadians who will be sentenced to a lifetime of that grief because of impaired driving, she added.

Delta police caution drivers that suspect they are following an impaired driver to always maintain a safe distance from the suspected vehicle, always wear your seatbelt, and pull over to call 911. What To Do If You Observe a Potential Impaired Driver • Call 911 • State your location • Vehicle description • License plate number of vehicle • Colour of vehicle • Make and model of vehicle • Direction of travel for the vehicle

Call 911 if you suspect one of these 10 possible signs of impaired driving: • Driving unreasonably fast, slow, or at an inconsistent speed • Drifting in and out of lanes •  Tailgating and changing lanes frequently • Making exceptionally wide turns • Changing lanes or passing without sufficient clearance •  Overshooting or stopping well before stop signs or stop lights • Disregarding signals and lights •  Approaching signals or leaving intersections too quickly or slowly • Driving without headlights, failing to lower high beams or leaving turn signals on •  Driving with windows open in cold or inclement weather

Pictured One of the antidrunk driving campaign's new road signs. Adrian MacNair photo

“Have Two Ways Out.”


PLAN YOUR ESCAPE NOW ✱ Maintain your smoke alarms ✱ Have a family Discussion ✱ Practice Often ✱ Get out Fast, closing doors behind you ✱ Use the stairs, not the elevator

IN CASE OF A REAL FIRE ✱ Call out to others ✱ Call for help from a neighbor’s home ✱ Never go back inside a burning house

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Delta car enthusiasts honoured Four inducted to Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society Delta residents Keith Warren, Jim Greenlees, Roger Salomon and Roland Selby were honoured by being inducted at the Greater Vancouver Motorsport Pioneers Society’s 12th annual induction ceremony Sept. 22 in Cloverdale. Among the pioneers being recognized this year are Delta residents including Keith Warren, long-time Tsawwassen hot rodder and pioneer member of the BC Custom Car Association who was the flagman/starter at the original Mission Raceway. He currently drives his boyhood dream car — a Chrys-

ler Hemi-powered 1932 Ford roadster. Another Tsawwassen resident, Roland Selby, was honoured as a pioneer collector and restorer who spent 20 years rebuilding a 1962 Maserati 3500 GT. He completed all the machine work and restoration to turn the car into a showpiece which continues to gather top honours at car shows. Another Delta resident being inducted as a collector and restorer is Jim Greenlees, who began restoring and hot rodding in 1949 with the 1932 Ford Victoria his father purchased new.

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accommodations—specifically, larger numbers of units on the same lots. Higgins has gone as far as to submit drawings of several plan options to council—with the help of her architect husband John—to show how a single rancher on a 66x100-foot lot could be replaced by two, three or even four detached homes with trim courtyards, basements and two storeys. “Three residences could be on land divided from an existing single lot so that, rather than an oversized house with several tenant families, there would be stability of home ownership for three families,” she says. Among those who would benefit from the concept, she adds, would be first-time buyers, seniors and the municipalities themselves, which would have a bigger tax base than with one home (with or without a suite). “We are only proposing these smaller homes on smaller lots to replace aging homes on large lots which would be torn down anyway and which would otherwise be replaced by very large homes,” Higgins says. This year, Higgins has an opportunity for her voice to be heard, as council has asked for input from the community for its North Delta Area Plan Review. Although they’re supposed to take


hree residences could be on land divided from an existing single lot so that, rather than an oversized house with several tenant families, there would be stability of home ownership for three familes. —Kathleen Higgins

place every 10 years, this is Delta’s first Area Plan Review since 1995. Higgins says North Deltans should get involved because the next review may not take place before 2025, and by then, most aging homes on fullsized lots in the area will be either replaced or extensively renovated. The 2012 review includes online surveys and requests for locals to share their visions—a process which will continue for several more weeks. The process also received public input at a Public Ideas Fair at Sungod Arena on Sept. 19. One earlier online survey included questions on topics such as economic

priorities, social well-being, housing priorities, cultural priorities, environmental outlook, transportation needs, and the future of North Delta and the Scott Road area. A second survey will coincide with another open house in November (date to be announced). “It’s very much a public-driven process,” says Marcy Sangret, acting director of community planning and development for Delta, who predicts a draft of the Area Plan Review will be published at the end of the year, following further consultation with the public. Higgins’ Smaller Homes and Smaller Lots Citizen Circle’s focus on smaller homes is an adaptation of one of the recommendations suggested by Delta council’s own Housing Task Force (HTF), which was formed in 2008. Following its mandate to provide advice and general guidance to council on ways to preserve and expand the supply of affordable housing in Delta, the HTF suggested ways to explore other tenures for multi-family housing that does not require a strata council, including smaller homes, cohousing, and non-strata duplexes. For more information about the North Delta Area Plan Review, visit, email or call senior planner Mike Ruskowski at 604-9463382.

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South Delta 2012 Your choices revealed

ARTS AND CULTURE Best local artist GOLD Megan Anderson SILVER Ali Wright BRONZE (tie) Casey Wladichuk, (tie) Deborah Porter, (tie) Simpson Brothers

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sen? That was the broad question we asked readers in the South Delta Leader's annual Best Of survey. And you sure told us by voting online and on "old school" paper ballots. And it's your responses to specific questions over 13 categories that spanned arts and culture to our wired world of social media and cellular communications that are featured in the following pages. We also chatted with a few prominent locals to get an idea of what they consider to be their personal "Best Of." So, sit back and have a read about the people, places, events, and much more that you considered to be tops in South Delta. Mayor Lois Jackson Mayor Lois Jackson moved to Delta in 1968 and has never looked back. "I enjoy everything about South Delta, whether it's the sea, the sky, the village, the feel of the community, and most of all the people," she says. But ask her to choose between Fred Gingell Park, Diefenbaker Park or Boundary Bay she can't come up with a winner. "I can't pick one. I love

Best place to watch live music GOLD Ladner Village Market SILVER Tsawwassen Legion BRONZE Genesis Theatre

it all." Brad Cooper The answer to the question, "What do you like best about South Delta?" starts with a right hand exit off Hwy. 99 for Brad Cooper. "What I love about South Delta is that I can be driving down Hwy. 99 after having a meeting in Vancouver, go through the (Massey) Tunnel, turn right on River Rd. and smell horses. And I am now calm," says the president of Vancouver Pacific Financial who moved the company from Vancouver to Ladner in the spring of 2002 in order to find that balance between a busy business life and hometown tranquility. "It's a very calming community." For many years when Cooper worked in the hustle and bustle of Downtown Vancouver the commute home had that special reward. "Man, I made that right turn and the stressful day just went away," he says. "And I'm still just 30 minutes from one of the greatest cities in the world and I can come back into this quiet, little, slumbering village." Cooper adds he enjoys being active in his home communityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he's served six years as president of the Ladner Business Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and achieving that

(L-R) Kelsey Kindret, Jane Duffy, Rob Gallop, Stephanie Claridge and Sarah Gallop form the design team at Sarah Gallop Designs Inc., which among other first place finshes, earned top choice in the Best Local Designer category. Adrian MacNair photo was problematic when he was based in Vancouver. Another aspect of South Delta he enjoys is the character of Ladner Village. "Ladner has an actual town centre," says Cooper who has lived in South Delta for 22 years. "You can walk from the barbershop to the flower shop, and over to the bakery and you're on the street with people and it's friendly," he says. "It's a great place to be." Cooper says the village also has a depth of history that makes it authentic. "It's old. It's historic. But change is coming. And hopefully the character of the community adapts with the changes and everything stays true to the keeping that pulse still going." Manoj Sood Manoj Sood, a Ladner actor who played Baber Siddiqui on CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie, says he saw a news story last fall about a group of snowy owls in Boundary Bay. He went down 72nd St.

to see if he could spot the owls but there were cars parked everywhere. "So, I just turned around and forgot about it," says Sood. "I go running down on the dyke at the very end of River Road west two weeks later and in the distance I see this white blob. I got a bit closer and I realized that it was a snowy owl." Sood looked around and realized there were at least eight of these majestic Arctic owls. On the way back home he saw a farmhouse and it brought him back to a boyhood memory from Alberta of when he saw an owl swoop down from a tree. "I imagined a little boy living in that farmhouse and watching those owls," said Sood, who was so inspired by the event that he went home and wrote a story of a little boy and girl who live in Delta and meet each other in a saltwater marsh while watching owls. "What I love about Delta is that, yes, it's a city, and it's got its nature, but you

never know what's around the corner and you can be easily inspired here." Ron Toigo Local businessman and Vancouver Giants owner Ron Toigo grew up in South Delta and has no plans to leave. "What's not to like," he asks. "You've got the beaches, you've got the small community. It's literally within half an hour of anywhere. The airport, the city or the border." Asked what he likes to do for fun, Toigo laughs and says he likes golfing at Tsawwassen Springs (Toigo's company owns the golf course). But when he's not golfing, he enjoys walking around Centennial Beach with his Shetland sheepdog or along the Millennium trail in Ladner. And the weather is a big perk, too. "I work in Vancouver and many times I leave in the rain and as I come out of the tunnel on the other side a lot of the time it's sunny."

Best Place To Find B.C.made products GOLD Ladner Village Market SILVER The Upstart Crow Arts and Crafts, Ladner BRONZE Buttercups Children's Boutique, Ladner

Best Place To Offer Arts and Crafts GOLD The Upstart Crow Arts and Crafts, Ladner SILVER Sublime Art Supplies and Gallery, Tsawwassen BRONZE Ladner Village Market

Best Dramatic or Musical Production GOLD Delta Police Pipe Band Celtic Gala SILVER Sidekick Players Club BRONZE The Phoenix Flamenco Fire

Megan Anderson (left) of the Upstart Crow was voted Best Local Artist. Casey Wladichuk (right) came in third. Adrian MacNair photo

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gold Sarah Gallop Design, Ladner silver Open Space Yoga, Ladner bronze Honey Do Lifestyle Assistant, Ladner

best Local Family business gold Buttercups Children's Boutique, Ladner silver Cobblestone Cottage, Ladner bronze Sarah Gallop Design

Fitness & Yoga Clothing

best Local business Website gold Sarah Gallop Design, silver Honey Do Lifestyle Assistant, www. bronze New Vision Projects,

best new business gold Billie's Barbershop, Ladner silver The Blue Door Interiors, Ladner bronze New Vision Projects 3. (tie) Stir Coffee House, Ladner

WORKSHOPS & COURSES Oct 20 Pranayama - The Art of Yogic Breathing with Sue Campagna

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Oct 27 Headstand & Shoulderstands with Sjanie McInnis

best Customer service gold The Upstart Crow Arts and Crafts, Ladner silver Sarah Gallop Design, Ladner bronze Honey Do Lifestyle Assistant, Ladner

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silver Petra's Arts Kafe, Tsawwassen bronze Blenz, Tsawwassen

silver Speed's Neighbourhood Pub, Ladner bronze Sharkey's Seafood Bar and Grille

Best Family Restaurant

Best Place To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

gold White Spot, Tsawwassen silver ABC Country Restaurant, Ladner bronze Mario's Kitchen, Tsawwassen

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gold Chocolate Bear Shoppe, Tsawwassen silver Sara's Old fashioned Ice Cream, Ladner bronze Delta Bakery, Ladner

Best Cocktail gold Brown's Socialhouse, Tsawwassen silver River House Restaurant, Ladner bronze (tie) The Rose & Crown, Tsawwassen (tie) Illuminate Restorante, Tsawwassen

Best Fresh Produce

Best Place For Lunch

Best Place To Take a Date For Dinner

gold River House Restaurant, Ladner silver Maguro Sushi, Ladner bronze Localz Urban Cafe, Ladner

gold Kin's Farm Market, Ladner silver Joe's Farm Market, Tsawwassen bronze Ladner Village Market

gold Illuminate Restorante, Tsawwassen silver River House Restaurant, Ladner bronze LeBelle Auberge, Ladner

Best Morning Muffin gold Tim Hortons silver Cafe de Gourmet, Ladner bronze Petra's Arts Kafe, Tsawwassen

Best Local Chef

Best Outdoor Patio gold Sharkey's Seafood Bar and Grille, Ladner silver River House Restaurant, Ladner bronze Taverna Gorgona, Ladner

gold Roland Smith at Illuminate Restorante, Tsawwassen silver Bruno Marti at LaBelle Auberge, Ladner bronze Tobias McDonald at LaBelle Auberge, Ladner

Best Takeout Meal gold Fatburger, Ladner silver (tie) Bombay Joes Cuisine, Ladner (tie) Maguro Sushi

Best Place For A Pint gold Rose & Crown Pub, Tsawwassen


Thank You

Best Green Business Idea gold Southlands development by Century Group silver Buttercups Children's Boutique, Ladner (tie) Earthwise Society Garden, Tsawwassen

Best Green Move by a Community Group gold Earthwise Society Garden, Tsawwassen silver Southlands development by Century Group

Best Outdoor Greenspace gold Earthwise Society Garden, Tsawwassen silver Diefenbaker Park, Tsawwassen bronze Centennial Beach, Tsawwassen

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Home anD gaRDen Best Hardware Supplier

Best Renovator

gold Ladner Village Hardware silver Fletcher Building Supplies, Ladner bronze Home Hardware

gold New Vision Projects silver Best Builders bronze South Side Flooring

Best Financial Institution


Best Home Furnishings


gold Heritage House Interiors, Ladner silver The Blue Door Interiors, Ladner bronze Maison Rouge Interiors, Tsawwassen

gold Sarah Gallop silver Eleanor Hunter of Ellement Redesign bronze Georgina King at Colours to Call Home


Fatburgers made to order fresh, lean AAA Angus Beef. Try our hand-scooped best anywhere shakes and home style onion rings. We also offer healthy alternatives such as chicken sandwiches, turkey and veggie burgers and fresh salads.

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Thank you for your votes, SOUTH DELTA READERS! James Price, owner of ladner village Hardware gets some help from Phyn Kruize to set up the ladner village store's sidewalk display. Price has owned the business on delta street for the past 11 years and says he loves the close-knit feel of the community. Philip Raphael photo

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Style Best Place to Find Previously Owned Clothing

Best Place For Women's Formal Fashion

gold Buttercups Children's Boutique, Ladner silver Delta Hospital Thrift Store bronze Elite Repeat, Ladner

gold (tie) Boutique Blanche, Tsawwassen (tie) Xtreme Clothing, Tsawwassen bronze South Coast Casuals, Ladner

Best Place to Accessorize your Wardrobe

Best Place For Casual Menswear

gold The Upstart Crow Arts and Crafts, Ladner silver Xtreme Clothing, Tsawwassen bronze South Coast Casuals, Ladner

gold Marks Work Wearhouse, Ladner silver South Coast Casuals, Ladner bronze Lucky Surf and Skate, Tsawwassen

Best Place For Women's Casual Fashion

Best Place For Formal Menswear

gold South Coast Casuals, Ladner silver Angela's Boutique, Ladner bronze Xtreme Clothing, Tsawwassen

gold Mark Work Wearhouse, Ladner silver Jean Michael Menswear

eStHetIcS & Beauty Best Place to get your toes Done

A truly proud, truly passionate, truly Canadian home renovation solution that will see your project through from slab to ceiling and beyond.

gold Spa Time, Tsawwassen silver 4 Seasons Nail Salon, Ladner bronze (tie) Tip to Toe Nails, Ladner (tie) Mosaa Nails

Best Place For a new Hairdo

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gold Atomic Hair Studio, Ladner silver Blades Hair Salon, Ladner bronze Evolutions Hair Salon, Ladner

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❚ Construction Management ❚ Complete Home Renovations

Best Place to Relax your Body gold Atlantis Day Spa, Tsawwassen silver Spa Time, Tsawwassen bronze (tie) Open Space Yoga, Ladner (tie) Aquaterra Beauty and Wellness Day Spa, Tsawwassen

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Fall Feature

Ali roddam (left), with 13-month-old daughter dylan scarlet, and mom Catherine Morosoff at buttercups Children's boutique in ladner village was voted best local family business in the leader's best of survey.

Introducing Stephen Ai as our new Registered Massage Therapist and Esthetician. Stephen is available on Sunday and Monday's.

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Something wonderful...

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Home anD gaRDen Best Hardware Supplier

Best Renovator

gold Ladner Village Hardware silver Fletcher Building Supplies, Ladner bronze Home Hardware

gold New Vision Projects silver Best Builders bronze South Side Flooring

Best Financial Institution


Best Home Furnishings


gold Heritage House Interiors, Ladner silver The Blue Door Interiors, Ladner bronze Maison Rouge Interiors, Tsawwassen

gold Sarah Gallop silver Eleanor Hunter of Ellement Redesign bronze Georgina King at Colours to Call Home


Fatburgers made to order fresh, lean AAA Angus Beef. Try our hand-scooped best anywhere shakes and home style onion rings. We also offer healthy alternatives such as chicken sandwiches, turkey and veggie burgers and fresh salads.

gold Envision Financial silver Royal Bank bronze TD Canada Trust

Best Local Designer

Best of lta outh De

Thank you for your votes, SOUTH DELTA READERS! James Price, owner of ladner village Hardware gets some help from Phyn Kruize to set up the ladner village store's sidewalk display. Price has owned the business on delta street for the past 11 years and says he loves the close-knit feel of the community. Philip Raphael photo

604.728.2845 | RE/MAX Progroup Realty 100 - 5000 Bridge St. Delta

South Delta Leader Friday, September 28, 2012 C5

Style Best Place to Find Previously Owned Clothing

Best Place For Women's Formal Fashion

gold Buttercups Children's Boutique, Ladner silver Delta Hospital Thrift Store bronze Elite Repeat, Ladner

gold (tie) Boutique Blanche, Tsawwassen (tie) Xtreme Clothing, Tsawwassen bronze South Coast Casuals, Ladner

Best Place to Accessorize your Wardrobe

Best Place For Casual Menswear

gold The Upstart Crow Arts and Crafts, Ladner silver Xtreme Clothing, Tsawwassen bronze South Coast Casuals, Ladner

gold Marks Work Wearhouse, Ladner silver South Coast Casuals, Ladner bronze Lucky Surf and Skate, Tsawwassen

Best Place For Women's Casual Fashion

Best Place For Formal Menswear

gold South Coast Casuals, Ladner silver Angela's Boutique, Ladner bronze Xtreme Clothing, Tsawwassen

gold Mark Work Wearhouse, Ladner silver Jean Michael Menswear

eStHetIcS & Beauty Best Place to get your toes Done

A truly proud, truly passionate, truly Canadian home renovation solution that will see your project through from slab to ceiling and beyond.

gold Spa Time, Tsawwassen silver 4 Seasons Nail Salon, Ladner bronze (tie) Tip to Toe Nails, Ladner (tie) Mosaa Nails

Best Place For a new Hairdo

5239 Ladner Trunk Road |

gold Atomic Hair Studio, Ladner silver Blades Hair Salon, Ladner bronze Evolutions Hair Salon, Ladner

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Best Place to Rejuvenate your Skin

❚ Residential & Commercial ❚ General Contracting

s one u g ! otin for v the best f o

gold (tie) Spa Time, Tsawwassen (tie) Atlantis Day Spa, Tsawwassen bronze Aquaterra Beauty and Wellness Day Spa, Tsawwassen

❚ Construction Management ❚ Complete Home Renovations

Best Place to Relax your Body gold Atlantis Day Spa, Tsawwassen silver Spa Time, Tsawwassen bronze (tie) Open Space Yoga, Ladner (tie) Aquaterra Beauty and Wellness Day Spa, Tsawwassen

❚ Licensed & Insured

shaun Critchley is one of the many talented hair stylists at Atomic Hair salon in ladner village. Adrian MacNair photo

Fall Feature

Ali roddam (left), with 13-month-old daughter dylan scarlet, and mom Catherine Morosoff at buttercups Children's boutique in ladner village was voted best local family business in the leader's best of survey.

Introducing Stephen Ai as our new Registered Massage Therapist and Esthetician. Stephen is available on Sunday and Monday's.

Philip Raphael photo

Something wonderful...

Aquaterra team: Stephen, Linda, Allyson, Liz, Serena, Shona missing from photo Carly



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x 3!

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Thanks for voting for us!

We wish to thank everyone who voted to put us in the top three for the “Best of”


604.690.1694 or 604.725.3191

It is our honor and pleasure to continue to bring you the best of “Euro Chic”

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Friday, September 28, 2012 South Delta Leader

Think Outside the Box

local people best community leader gold Ian Paton silver Lindy Mathesius bronze Vicki Huntington

best local entrepreneur gold Sarah Gallop silver Rhonda Doram, Honey Do Lifestyle Assistant bronze Brandon Smith


best local celebrity You'd take to lunch gold Jackson Davies silver (tie) Ron Toigo (tie) Vicki Huntington


delta Coun. ian Paton, who was voted best Community leader, says it was an honour to be considered in the leader's annual best of survey.



Philip Raphael photo

out & about best Waterpark

best place to be a Dog

gold Diefenbaker Park silver Ladner Memorial Park bronze Splashdown Park

gold North 40 Park Reserve, Boundary Bay Airport silver Centennial Beach bronze Boundary Bay Beach

best playground gold Centennial Beach silver Lion's Park bronze Memorial Park


best community event gold Ladner Village Market silver Ladner May Days bronze Tsawwassen Sun Festival

Your Hometown

Hardware Store

best place to be In a Downpour gold Home silver Starbucks bronze Fred Gingell Park

gold Kirkland House, Ladner silver Delta Museum, Ladner bronze Alexander-Gunn Farmhouse, Tsawwassen

best local Fundraiser


Congratulations to all the businesses, organizations and services who made the annual “Best of South Delta” edition. Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Delta Council thank the community for voting for the Ladner Leisure Centre in the “Best Fitness Facility” category and the purchase of the Harris Barn in the “Best Political Move” category. We are proud of our community and all that it has to offer!

gold Ladner Night Market silver Delta Hospital Gala bronze Operation Red Nose

Leader file photo

4821 Delta Street, Ladner

Best of South Delta

best Historic Site

rotary Waterworks is a popular destination during the warm weather, and it earned enough votes to be named best Waterpark

Come see us for old time sales, selection & service!

best place to take an outof-town Guest gold Reifel Bird Sanctuary

x 3!

on 48th Avenue

Join us in 2013 ! June 9, 23 • July 14, 28 August 11, 25 • September 8

Thank you South Delta for attending the Market, enjoying the live music and supporting local food producers and artisans.

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Front row: Cllr Jeannie Kanakos, Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Cllr Sylvia Bishop Back row: Cllrs Ian Paton, Scott Hamilton, Robert Campbell, Bruce McDonald The Corporation of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 (604) 946-4141

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Best Way to Beat the heat

silver Centennial Beach bronze Ladner Village Market

Best place for a Wedding ceremony gold Kirkland House, Ladner silver Cammidge House, Tsawwassen bronze Beach Grove Golf Club, Tsawwassen

Best place to spot Wildlife gold Reifel Bird Sanctuary silver Boundary Bay Regional Park bronze Along the dykes

gold Centennial Beach silver Swimming at Boundary Bay bronze Splashdown Park

Best place for a Kids Birthday party gold Delta Gymnastics silver McDonald's bronze Centennial Beach

health & fitness Best place to Get Your stretch on



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gold Open Space Yoga, Ladner silver Muscle Memory, Tsawwassen bronze Bikram Yoga, Tsawwassen

Best provider of natural foods and Vitamins gold Wellspring Health silver Parsley Sage and Thyme Health Store, Ladner bronze Budget Foods

Best fitness facility gold Muscle Memory silver Ladner Leisure Centre bronze Delta Gymnastics

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Recognize those individuals and businesses that contribute faithfully to our community!

politics Best activists Group gold Burn's Bog Society silver Save the Southlands bronze Council of Canadians

Best political Move

Purchase of Harris Barn

Best person to take Up public office gold (tie) Kelly Guichon (tie) Vicki Huntington bronze Sylvia Bishop

PResents the 61st AnnuAl Business And Community leAdeRshiP

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SPOrTS & reCreATiOn Best Sports Team

Best Sports Coach

gold South Delta Rams silver Delta Gymnastics bronze Ladner Storm

gold (tie) Mike Hood at Delta Gymnastics (tie) Jeff Pauliuk at Delta Gymnastics bronze (tie) Jen Dober at Delta Gymnastics (tie) Ray Moon at SDSS Football (tie) Don Hay, Vancouver Giants (tie) Ben Keast, Sungod Swim Club (tie) Amy Canual, Sungod Swim Club


Thank you South Delta!

Leah & Howie Meeker Golf for Guide Dogs

Best Local Golf Tournament gold Delta Hospital Foundation's Golf Classic silver Delta Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament bronze BC Guide Dog Services Fundraiser with Howie Meeker

Best Place To Hit One Off The Tee Tsawwassen springs golf pro Murray Poje gets in a swing at the newly opened course. Adrian MacNair photo | 604.940.4504

gold Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course silver King's Links Golf Course, East Ladner bronze Beach Grove Golf Club, Tsawwassen

Wired Best Local Blogger gold Dayna Dueck, Big Dreams Mamma silver Carroll Allan, Bits & Pieces with Carroll bronze Diane Pearson, Living Simply On Purpose

Best Local Facebook gold Sarah Gallop Design silver Ladner's Landing bronze New Vision Projects

Best Local Tweeter gold Sarah Gallop, @s_gallop silver @Megan_Maki and @DMaki891

Best Place For Wireless Access gold Blenz, Tsawwassen silver Starbucks bronze McDonalds

Best Cellular Phone Supplier gold Telus Mobility silver Rogers bronze Fido

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September 28, 2012 edition of the South Delta Leader