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Friday, January 25, 2013

MacNair: TFN have right to develop

Post office to close? ❙ P3

Face to Face ❙ P7

Canada Post may shut Ladner location

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Coun. McDonald won the “Battle of the Bruces” on Tuesday evening ( Jan. 22), as BC Liberal members elected him to represent the riding of Delta South in the May 14 provincial election. Bruce McDonald, who has served on Delta council since 1987, was running against Bruce Fougner, who works with a travel agency in Vancouver.

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A parking crisis in Ladner has forced the local business association to consider enforcement of street parking in two-hour stalls. One of the main causes of the crisis is the landowner of the Ladner Harbour Centre has served parking eviction notices to local businesses whose employees routinely park on their property, threatening to tow repeat offenders. greenfighters

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Ladner parking woes spark enforcement talk ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

❙ Parking enforcement may be coming to downtown Ladner as customers and employees compete to find increasingly rare vacant parking spots. Adrian MacNair photo

A parking crisis in Ladner has forced the local business association to consider enforcement of street parking in two-hour stalls. One of the main causes of the crisis is the landowner of the Ladner Harbour Centre has served parking eviction notices to local businesses whose employees routinely park on their property, threatening to tow repeat offenders. Those employees have had to find other parking spots, resulting in the already overburdened street parking becoming even busier. “There’s already such limited parking in the Village that there’s no customer parking,” said Jackey Zellweger, president of the Ladner Business Association. She’s now working with the Corporation of Delta on freeing up more parking as well as looking at enforcing time limits. Zellweger said there are parking spots available on the outskirts of the village, such as Lion’s Park and Memorial Park, but employees are parking close to where they work and refusing to walk. Justin Armstrong, co-owner of RR Rentals, said his employees were sharing parking with CIBC employees next the Telus building, but were served with an eviction notice from the

landowner. His employees had to find new parking, usually in the two-hour parking stalls. He said enforcing two-hour street parking around his business will force his employees to look elsewhere. “[We need] some sort of guidance from the Corporation of Delta as to where people can park as this area grows—and it has, businesses are busier and there’s more people—where are the excess vehicles to go,” he said. Armstrong suggested employees in Ladner may eventually have to work out parking arrangements with other businesses or landowners rather than looking for an open spot every day.

Zellweger said the Corporation has been working with them on addressing the problem. “They understand and they know, they’re trying to make as much a neighbouring parking lot for staff as they can.” Delta’s chief administrative officer George Harvie said the Corporation has consulted with the LBA but will need to wait for a formal letter to be presented to council with specific restrictions on enforcement. “Once we get the letter we can prepare a report for council,” he said. Harvie said staff are currently looking at parking options in Ladner in anticipation of the letter coming forward to council.

Feds pony up $20 million for Deltaport causeway ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

The federal government will contribute $19.9 million, through its Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI), to a $45-million overpass on the Deltaport Causeway, part of Port Metro Vancouver’s Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project. “Our government’s top priority is creating jobs, economic growth and securing longterm prosperity for Canadian families,” said Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. “This new project will not only

❙ Federal money for Deltaport Way part of the Asia-Pacific Gateway project to improve trade with China. Robert Mangelsdorf photo make it easier for Canadian exports to travel through the Asia-Pacific Gateway to high-

growth markets throughout Asia, but will address some of the transportation pressures

port growth has placed on local transportation.” The two-lane overpass is expected to improve the efficiency, safety and fluidity of traffic to and from the terminal, by eliminating conflicts between rail and truck traffic. It will contribute up to 200,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of additional capacity annually at Deltaport. Robin Silvester, President and CEO of PMV, said the Road and Rail Improvement Project aims to increase industrial density and container capacity at Roberts Bank, while easing the impacts the port on nearby communities.


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Canada Post may close Ladner location Ladner’s post office may close unless residents there tell Canada Post they want it to stay open. The federal crown corporation issued a notice Tuesday (Jan. 15) that the measure is being considered to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the company. Canada Post said customers will still be served by two post offices within a five kilometre distance of the 48th Avenue and Delta Street location, with a retail outlet in the Pharmasave on Elliott Street and the Canadian Tire in Richmond. The closure announcement came as a complete surprise to the employees working at the post office, according to the union which represents postal workers. “These two employees have worked for Canada Post for 37 and 31 years, respectively, and both live in Ladner,” said Stephen Gale, local president of of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers for Fraser Valley West. “These two employees will be forced to relocate to either Richmond, Vancouver, North Surrey or Langley to maintain their employment with Canada Post.” Gale said the Pharmasave location does not adequately meet the services needs of Ladner residents, and that customers in South Delta requiring specialized postal services will now have to travel through the Massey Tunnel to Richmond. Wendy O’Hara, a Tsawwassen resident visiting the Ladner post office on Thursday (Jan. 17), said she’s not sure how much the post office is really used and wasn’t sure whether it should be closed. “If it saves money yes, but not at the expense of convenience, too,” she said. Most communication is done electronically now anyway, reducing the need for Canada Post, she added. “Except for things like passports,” she said, smiling as she held up her envelope. Ladner resident Peter Cox, who was carrying a letter into the post office to get U.S. postage, didn’t like the idea. “It’s maybe not that efficient but it’s an integral part of the community,” he said. “It would be a shame, especially to the small town sensibility. In a big city it doesn’t really matter where they put the post office.” A half dozen other people visited the post office over the next hour, but none wanted to venture an opinion on the record. “It’s a damn shame,” suggested one woman, but hurried off before giving her name. Canada Post is urging people to visit or write to Retail Feedback, 2701 Riverside Drive, Suite N1020C, Ottawa, Ont., K1 A 0B1, and offer their comments about the proposed closure.

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McDonald wins BC Liberal nomination for Delta South Bruce McDonald joins fellow Delta councillors Sylvia Bishop and Scott Hamilton in a bid for a seat in the provincial legislature ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

Coun. McDonald won the “Battle of the Bruces” on Tuesday evening ( Jan. 22), as BC Liberal members elected him to represent the riding of Delta South in the May 14 provincial election. Bruce McDonald, who has served on Delta council since 1987, was running against Bruce Fougner, who works with a travel agency in Vancouver. “There is not a road, or lane in this community that I have not walked on, ridden a bike on, or driven down,” said McDonald. “There is not a municipal facility that I have not had a part in building or renovating.” McDonald said the fact that the job of councillor is not a fulltime job has kept him grounded and connected to the citizens of the community. “When you agree to spend taxpayer’s money in the municipality you know very well where it comes from,” he said. McDonald worked as an air traffic controller, first in Victoria in 1967, and then Vancouver two years later, eventually rising to manager of the Vancouver

Area Control Centre. “When I was first elected, Delta’s debt was $68 million and our interest payments were enormous. Over the years the debt has been almost eliminated,” he said, adding this was done while keeping property taxes low and continuing to build community facilities. McDonald said former MLA Fred Gingell, a BC Liberal who held the riding of Delta South for nearly nine years, inspired him to run for office. “He is the type of politician I strive to be,” he said. McDonald joins fellow Delta councillors Sylvia Bishop and Scott Hamilton in a bid for a seat in the provincial legislature this May. Bishop is running for the NDP in Delta North, while Hamilton is representing the Liberals in the same riding. McDonald will be running against incumbent independent MLA Vicki Huntington, who has represented Delta South since 2009, and BC NDP candidate Nic Slater. The BC Conservatives and BC Greens have said they will not run against Huntington out of respect for her.

❙ Coun. Bruce McDonald (centre) is applauded by Delta school board chair Laura Dixon (right) and others as voting results are announced Tuesday night (Jan. 22) at the Delta South BC Liberal nomination meeting at the Delta Town and Country Inn. Adrian MacNair photo

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Police can do little about Internet threats made against Delta man Canadian law doesn’t reach to US-hosted websites ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf editor

The Internet can be a wild and lawless place, and for Canadian police, there is often no means to take down content that violates Canadian law. After being repeatedly threatened online, Delta resident Cran Campbell wants changes to Canadian laws to make US and International websites be held legally responsible for content made available in Canada. Campbell has taken it upon himself to police the “Rants and Raves” section of the popular classified advertisement website Craiglist’s Vancouver page. The section frequently features racist and hate-filled public messages, which Campbell believes violate Canadian hate speech laws. “I’m not a racist person, and when I went on Craigslist, it really annoyed me what a bunch of idiots were on there, posting all sorts of horrible stuff,” says Campbell. “There have been numerous threats against ethnic Canadians, racial slurs and even threats against politicians and

the Prime Minister, and it’s time it ends.” Campbell’s efforts to flag and report the offending posts have resulted in repeated public threats directed at him personally. On Dec. 31, an anonymous poster published Campbell’s photo on the Craigslist Rants and Raves page, threatening him for flagging posts on the page. “You’re [sic] days of flagging are numbered. And no I don’t think anyone is going to come to your house (even though we all know where you live) and hurt you. But there is other ways of getting you,” the post stated. “This is a direct threat to me,” said Campbell. “It’s time everyone starts taking this seriously.” Delta Police spokesperson Cst. Ciaran Feenan said police have looked into Campbell’s case, but because the website is hosted in the US, they have no legal power to force Craigslist to take down posts and hand over information about the poster. Even if they did hand over information about where an offending post was sent from, there’s no telling who sent it. “Even with an IP address, it is difficult to prove that an individual was on the computer at the specific time a post was made,”

said Feenan. “The internet has no borders, and offers an unlimited ability to move around the world at the click of a button. It presents many challenges in getting charges approved.” Police and public can request an offending post be removed from a foreign website, and Feenan said Craigslist is one of the better websites at complying with these requests. However, there is no legal requirement for a website to do so. “They don’t have to facilitate these requests,” said Feenan. “And we can’t legally compel them to.” Given the Craigslist website is marketed to Canadians, it should have to comply with Canadian law, Campbell believes. He has been petitioning municipal, provincial and federal politicians to enact legislation that would make companies that operate websites aimed at Canadians be accountable to Canadian law, regardless of where their website is hosted. “What these people are doing is illegal and they should be held accountable,” Campbell said. “They need to get hauled into court.” • To view Campbell’s proposal, visit


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Friday, Friday, January January 25, 25, 2013 2013 South South Delta Delta Leader Leader

Cuts to bussing worry SD37 Delta School District transportation budget cut by nearly 50 per cent ❙ Staff writer

Parents are being asked to meet with the Delta School Board following news the district’s transportation budget is being cut by the provincial Ministry of Education by nearly 50 per cent, or $728,000. “The board is deeply concerned that a cut of 47 per cent will greatly impact many of our students, including some of our most vulnerable students,” Delta school board chair Laura Dixon wrote in an open letter addressed to the education minister urging the government to reconsider the cuts. Delta currently provides bussing to 400 students, of whom 60 per cent live outside of district walk limits, including areas such as rural East Delta and Westham Island. The remaining 40 per cent are special needs students who require bussing to attend their neigh-

bourhood school or district programs at other schools. The Ministry of Education changed the School Act in 2002, making the costs of student transportation a parental responsibility and bussing an optional service. However, the funding formula was not changed until 2012. “When we were informed of this significant cut, we immediately knew that we had to involve parents in the process of determining the best possible solutions,” said Dixon. Delta’s board has formally requested that the ministry reconsider the transportation funding formula owing to its unique geography. Although a smaller school district with roughly 15,500 students, Delta is the largest municipality in the Lower Mainland, spread over 364 square kilometres, servicing three distinct communities. Two meetings are scheduled for parents to attend on Monday, Jan. 28 at Delta Secondary and Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Burnsview Secondary. The school board plans to discuss changes to the funding formula and look for input from parents at the meetings.

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Fake US $50 bills making the rounds ❙ Staff writer

Delta Police responded to reports of counterfeit money being used to make purchases at local businesses in Tsawwassen on Monday, Jan. 21. Investigators have determined that six businesses had counter-

feit United States currency passed to them over the course of the day. An unknown suspect used fake $50 bills in all of the instances that have been reported to the police. The Delta Police are encouraging staff at local businesses to check for authenticity of the money being passed.

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❙ Face to Face Robert Mangelsdorf Editor

A lifetime of service J

❙ Delta’s deputy director of Parks, Recreation, and Culture, Judi Stene, was first hired by the municipality as a lifeguard at age 16. Robert Mangelsdorf photo

Judi Stene has worked for Corp. of Delta since age of 16

udi Stene has only ever had one employer, and has never had to sit through a job interview. When she was 16, the longtime Ladner resident got her first job as a lifeguard with the Corporation of Delta’s parks department, thanks to the recommendation of a friend. Since then she has worked her way up the ladder, assuming nearly every role in the parks department, outside of maintenance. Today, after 39 years of full-time service for the Corporation of Delta, Stene is the deputy director of Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture. “I’ve been very fortunate,” she says. “There have always been new challenges, and they’ve been very good to me.”

Stene first moved to Ladner when she was 12 years old, and soon fell in love with the natural beauty and community atmosphere Delta had to offer. When she married her husband Rick, staying in Delta was a condition of marriage, she says. For Stene, her work with the municipality is an opportunity to give back to her chosen hometown. “It’s not just a job for me, this is my home,” she says. “Delta is a great place to work and live, that’s why we raised our family here. “It’s great to give back to the community, because we get to make a difference in peoples’ lives.” Stene has worked on nearly every major project and event the parks department has rolled out in recent years, including the Harris Barn, Tour De Del-

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❙ Uncommon Sense

Time has come to consider private postal service


anada Post announced last week it is considering closing its Ladner branch, the only full-service retail outlet serving downtown Ladner. In recent years, the national postal service has seen its profitability decline due to lower mail volumes. Increasingly, Canadians are opting for emails instead of written letters, and online banking instead of bills. Decades ago, the service Canada Post provided was critical to keeping Canadians connected with each other. It supported trade and commerce, and allowed for efficient communication across this country’s vast geography. But in today’s wired world, a nationalized, tax-payer funded postal monopoly no longer serves a public benefit. If Canada Post didn’t hold on to a monopoly for domestic mail service in this country, perhaps it wouldn’t be so quick to close down its community post offices. In an open market, a competitor would undoubtedly jump at the chance to fill the void. But lucky for Canada Post, they don’t have to worry about such things. The question we as a society need to ask ourselves, is when is it appropriate for government to intervene directly in the marketplace, and when are we better served by allowing competition. While there is an obvious public benefit to public education, healthcare, recreation, policing, defense, etc., Crown monopolies are a different matter. In the case of ICBC, car insurance is required by law for every car owner in the province. If the government is going to force us to purchase a product, that in many cases is required to earn an income and thus pay taxes,

it makes sense to establish a crown monopoly to take advantage of economies of scale. In this case, the public benefit outweighs the need for a competitive insurance market. In Canada Post’s case, the service they provide isn’t required by law, nor is it essential for commerce and communication, as it once was. And service levels under Canada Post’s monopoly are falling, as the possible Ladner Post Office closure demonstrates. In this case, the public is arguably best served by a free market. Canada Post is one of Canada’s largest companies with more than 71,000 employees and annual revenues in excess of $7 billion. It’s sale could help balance the budget, which has been running at a deficit since 2008/09. Countries that have opened up domestic mail to competition and privatized services, such as Germany’s Deutsche Post, have seen increased levels of service as a result. Privatizing Canada Post could potentially be a positive for its employees, as well. The Montreal Economic Institute proposed in 2011 that the first step toward privatizing Canada Post could be to offer an employee-share ownership program, so workers could benefit from increases in productivity, both as shareholders and as employees. A partial privatization to begin with, followed by an opening up of the postal service market to competition, would allow the sector to provide a better service at a lower cost, the proposal suggested. Canada Post is a relic, and the antiquated notion of a federal postal service needs to be buried.


Adrian MacNair Reporter

Robert Mangelsdorf Editor

❙ Editorial

TFN have right to develop as they choose


outh Delta is one of the most development-adverse communities I think I have ever seen. Perhaps that’s for good reason. After all, everyone on this side of the Massey Tunnel saw what happened to unfettered building in Richmond, tearing up farmland for mega malls and big box stores. As a result people are deeply fearful of what I would call the “Richmondization” of Delta. That fear has even been projected onto the Tsawwassen First Nation and their ambitious plans to develop just over 340 hectares of their 724 hectare land base. Plans are underway to build an indoor mall with 17 retailers covering 1.2 million square feet, and three other big box stores covering another 600,000-square-feet. The Aquilini group is building 1,700 units of residential housing, while a further 140 hectares are allocated for industrial purposes. Some of the anger over TFN development comes from the fact that nearly 400 hectares of prime farmland was taken out of the ALR and given to TFN when they relinquished their claims to Roberts Bank water lots and signed their historic treaty. Former TFN Chief Kim Baird recalls being shocked when the treaty received backlash from the political left, who have historically been supportive of aboriginal autonomy.

“Typically, you would expect the left-leaning people would be more supportive of the settlement,” she says. “But the land use issue took away from the focus of a just settlement.” The issue even split the B.C. NDP caucus. “There’s all these biases that say those indians don’t know what they’re doing, they’re going to make a mess of things, they should be the ‘Noble Savage’ and preserve this as green space just because we like our picturesque, pastoral views.” Baird says TFN development will raise the income of residents, but also help the local economy rather than sending dollars to the mega malls in Richmond. The average family income on TFN lands is $20,065, or about 60 per cent lower than the average Delta family. “The best we can do is be extremely transparent about our plans and try to mitigate the impacts as best as possible,” says Baird. The fact is that there are 4.7 million hectares in the ALR, and TFN will be using a tiny 300 of them. It’s barely a fragment of the 5,000 hectares of Burns Bog, for that matter. It’s patronizing to suggest TFN can’t be trusted to develop responsibly. So many Canadians call for aboriginals to stop relying on government handouts and programs and stand up on their own feet. Why are we getting angry at them for doing just that?

Letters to the editor Public libraries worth the cost Delta councillor Ian Paton, who claims that he never goes to a library, has now suggested that Delta is spending too much on libraries and should reconsider the $3.2 million a year it pays for its membership in the Fraser Valley Regional Library. (“Councillor questions need for libraries in Delta,” South Delta Leader, Jan. 18, 2013). As a retired person who can’t afford to buy the 50odd books a year that I borrow from the library, I was appalled at his thinking, or lack thereof.

I have lived in Delta for 40 years and have never once walked on any of our numerous playing fields, but it would never occur to me to object to the tax dollars they cost. We need them for our young people. As for Councillor Paton’s opinion that libraries are no longer needed because we can do research on our computers, does he not realize that much reading is done for pleasure and it would certainly not be a pleasure to take my computer to bed with me. He is also obviously unaware of the fact that libraries are very much into Internet technology. We can now request

books through the Internet and many books are available as ebooks, again through our computer. (Maybe that is why there are fewer cars in library parking lots). If Coun. Paton feels uncomfortable visiting a library for the first time, perhaps he could ask the council representative on the Library Board to take him by the hand and give him a tour. He might even find a book that he could read. Joan Wallace Tsawwassen ••• I am a frequent user of Delta libraries, and was appaled by Coun. Ian

Paton’s rant. Perhaps he should visit a Delta library and see the variety of activities going on. Not everyone is satisfied with the quick answers on the internet or the rubbish on TV. To quote Andrew Carneigie (look it up Ian), “It was from my own early experience that I decided there was no use to which money could be applied so productive of goods to girls and boys who have good within them and ability and ambition to develop it as the founding of a public library.” DJ Graham Delta

CORRECTION The story, “Councillor questions need for libraries in Delta” (Jan. 18) misquoted Coun. Ian Paton as saying, “Libraries are going the way of the dinosaur.” What Coun. Paton in fact said was, “Libraries are going the route of the video rental store.” The South Delta Leader regrets the error. Editor Robert Mangelsdorf 604.948.3640 ext.122 Reporter Adrian MacNair 604.948.3640 ext.126 Creative Sarah Kelloway Distribution Kristene Murray 604.948.3640 ext 125

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yes 100% no 0% Westshore needs to come clean Re: “The dust up over coal,” South Delta Leader, Jan. 18 Did Westshore Terminals’ Denis Horgan have his tongue firmly stuck in his cheek when he told your reporter that “coal is a naturally occuring mineral. It is not toxic?” Agreed, coal is natural matter, but its dust is toxic, just as dangerous as any dust or pollutant. Asthma, black lung, sillicosis are but three ailments caused by ‘natural’ dusts and other pollutants. Deltaports’ operators should take the money squandered on

their public relations efforts to convince us that black is white and spend it on operating quietly, cleanly and considerately. Being quiet, clean and considerate is the best PR known. Light seeping through peoples’ curtains disturbs their sleep. Coal dust is toxic. Diesel particulate is unhealthy. Noise disturbs people during the day and at night, when they need peace and quiet and complete darkness for proper rest. The sooner that Westshore et al take their tongues out of their cheeks, the sooner they’ll gain our trust and respect. Greg Edwards, Delta

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hat does the izen collaboration: 60 catch phrase “go city staff, 120 organizagreen” mean? tions, and thousands of Different things to differindividuals, beginning in ent people. Unfortunately, 2009. It outlines a plan the catch phrase of going of direction for Vancougreen is being used to dever’s next three years scribe everything from (quick start actions), memonster trucks to landdium-term targets ( for scaping services. Green is 2020) and long-term goals the current IT colour. (up to 2050) to become The phrase now en- Barbara Hinson the “greenest city in the compasses our consumer world”. habits, behaviour and lifestyles. It Boasting aside, this is an inspirasuggests action. It definitely involves tional document. The 10 sustainabilmaking a decision to reduce harmful ity categories are: green economy, effects on the environment. Howev- climate leadership, green buildings, er, it often wants you to buy in to a green transportation, zero waste, greenwashing experience. access to nature, lighter footprint, The popular movement of ‘sustain- clean water, clean air, and local food. ability’ or going green has filtered into Being green at a municipal level has business, government and individual never been more comprehensive. actions from a rich history of nature For me the categories help to proconservation and environmental sci- vide a framework to analyze my ence. Sustainability is grounded in a individual and business actions. I deep respect for nature; it is a social have taken this framework and used movement that looks out to protect it with my teaching colleagues to natural resources and ecosystems. brainstorm how we can better teach It involves science, activism, advo- and model the broad concepts of cacy and justice. It is said to have a sustainability in our school and dismore younger demographic than is trict. common in other social movements. Before you claim that you run a However, there is room for all. green business, school, home or In August 2012, the City of Vancou- event I suggest you use this framever published 10 ambitious green work to analyze every aspect of your goals to help inspire and measure behaviours, positive and negative. their civic environmental progress. Be a critical and creative thinker to The 82-page document is entitled hand over to future generations a The Greenest City 2020 Action Plan, natural world in better shape. That is and was crafted after extensive cit- sustainability.


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Winter harvest Delta farmers are using cutting-edge technology to grow fresh local produce year-round, but not everyone is happy with their methods 1970s, where his family originates. There he saw how Dutch farmers used technology and science to vastly improve their yield when faced with with the challenge of feeding a growing population using a shrinking land base. Houweling started growing hydroponic greenhouse tomatoes in 1985 with a 2.5-hectare facility here in Delta, and has expanded to more than 20 hectares today.

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s a gentle snow falls upon the barren farm fields of South Delta, inside the greenhouses of Houweling’s Tomatoes on 64th Street, the weather is warm and humid. LED lights cast a yellow glow over the endless rows of green-leafed tomato plants, each bearing handfuls of plump red fruits. The intense colours and sweet aromas stand in sharp contrast to the bleakness on the other side of the glass. It is January here in Delta, but thanks to recent advancements in agricultural technology, top-quality produce is being grown without pesticides in the middle of winter in a glass-encased oasis. “This is the future of farming,” says John Skeet, manager of Houweling’s Tomatoes. An automated door slides open to reveal the perfectly pruned rows of plants. In between each row runs a pair of round heating pipes, which double as rails for the small motorized scissor-lifts the workers ride up and down the rows. The tomato plants grow not in soil, but fibreglass-like product called rockwool and crushed coconut shells, and are individually fed water and fertilizer through a computerized hydroponic system. The system measures variables such as sunlight and fertilizer content in wastewater, and then calculates the ideal fertilizer composition to feed the plants. “It takes a lot of technology to produce a tomato that tastes like the ones that came from your grandpa’s garden,” says David Bell, Houweling’s marketing director. “As you can see, this is not your grandpa’s garden.” Owner Casey Houweling helped to first introduce greenhouse growing to B.C. after visiting Holland in the

"This is not your grandpa’s garden." -David Bell, Houweling’s Tomatoes “We’re always looking to improve, and that willingness to innovate is what we’re all about,” says Houweling, on the phone from the company’s California facility where he spends half his week. “If you love what you do, you want to do it the best you can.” Sometimes the most seemingly insignificant advancements can have the biggest effect. “This right here revolutionized tomato farming,” says Skeet as he holds an inconspicuous silicone clip, half the size of a penny, between his fingertips. Developed in Japan, the tiny clip allows for the easy grafting of tomato plant vines, which lets farmers grow plants with higher yields and hardier roots. “This little clip has probably doubled tomato production worldwide,” Skeet says. He estimates Houweling Tomatoes’ Delta farm produces anywhere from 25 to 65 kg of tomatoes per square metre annually, depending on the variety. “That’s 25 times what a field can produce,” says Skeet.

The produce is also vastly superior. Field-grown tomatoes shipped by truck across the continent from places like Mexico and Florida are picked green, covered in pesticide residue, and sprayed with ethylene gas so they can ripen. “They’re hard as apples when they pick them,” says Skeet as he plucks a bright red cherry tomato of the vine and pops it in his mouth. “There’s no comparison.” If you enjoy fresh local produce in the cold winter months, there’s a good chance the vegetables in your fridge were grown at Windset Farms’ greenhouses on 41B Street in Delta. In addition to tomatoes, the 30-hectare greenhouse complex produces a half dozen varieties of peppers, as well as eggplant, cucumber, and lettuce, supplying much of Western Canada and beyond. However, the facility has the look and feel of a top-secret research laboratory rather than a farm. There’s a security gate to navigate just to enter the premises, and workers are required to wear blue body suits and face masks, and must rinse their feet in sanitizer upon entering the greenhouses to prevent cross-contamination. “We take food security very seriously here,” says Chief Operating Officer John Newell. For greenhouse growers like Windset and Houweling, prevention is the key. By keeping pests out, they can all but eliminate the need for pesticides. “We don’t advertise that we’re 100 per cent pesticide free, because we still need to be able to use pesticides if we are at risk of losing our crop,” says Newell. “As it is, our produce has less than one per cent of the pesticide residue of field-grown crops.” Windset employs a variety of natural methods to eradicate pests instead. To combat the white flies that are

❙ A worker prunes hydroponic greenhouse tomatoes at Houweling’s Tomatoes in Delta. Rob Newell photo

the bane of tomato farmers everywhere, Windset has introduced a parasitic wasp to their crops. The tiny wasp lays its eggs in the white fly larvae, preventing it from reproducing, while causing no damage to the plants. The cool local climate also helps keeps pests at bay. In many ways, Delta is an ideal location for greenhouse growing, says Newell. “First of all, we’re near the ocean, so that keeps the greenhouses warm in the winter and cool in the summer,” he says, resulting in higher yields and lower energy costs. Delta also gets 15 to 20 per cent more sunlight than the Fraser Valley. Despite the many benefits to greenhouse farming, there are some

who don’t want to see the large glass structures here in Delta. Where there was once pastoral fields of rich fertile soil, there are now rigid industrial-looking structures, shattering the bucolic landscape. But the reality of farming in Canada is that greenhouses are necessary, if we want to be able to feed ourselves, says Skeet. “People move here… and they want to look out their kitchen window, and see acres and acres of farmers going bankrupt,” he says. “But farming has changed.” Light pollution is also a concern for some nearby residents. At night, the powerful lighting systems used in the greenhouses cast an ominous orange glow in the night sky.







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❙ Clockwise from top left: Windset Farms in Delta uses strict bio-security measures to avoid having to use pesticides; Tomatoes ripen on the vine at Houweling’s Tomatoes in Delta; David Bell (left) and John Skeet of Houweling’s Tomatoes; The South Delta sunshine makes for perfect greenhouse growing conditions. Rob Newell and Robert Mangelsdorf photos

As a result, local greenhouses are also required to shut their lights from 6 p.m. to midnight, and many use tall cedar hedges and landscaping to shield neighbours from the lights. The public as a whole is starting to warm up to greenhouse growing, because they see the need, says Newell. “When we first opened, there was some opposition from a very vocal minority, but it’s really toned down,” he says. “The community is very supportive today, because they understand… there are things we have to do as a society to ensure domestic food production. “If we want local food, it takes intensive, hi-tech agriculture to pull that off in Canada. That’s the new reality.” In addition to producing higher yields, modern greenhouses also produce more jobs. Houweling’s 20-hectare facility employs more than 200 at the height of the harvest. Windset Farms employs more than 350 at peak season, making it one of the larger employers in Delta.

“Usually where there’s an increase in technology, there’s a decrease in labour, but in agriculture it’s the opposite.” And unlike field farming, work in a lit greenhouse takes place yearround, which means year-round employment. Houweling says he started to focus the company’s efforts on the environmental aspects of their operation more than 10 years ago. By recycling the water used in the hydroponic system, not only was the operation able to reduce water usage, but it was able to recover unused fertilizer as well. The next step in environmentally-friendly greenhouse technology, Houweling says, will be cogeneration systems to provide heat, electricity, and much more. Cogeneration units burn natural gas to create electricity to power the greenhouse lights, and heat to warm the greenhouses. The exhaust gas is then pumped through a catalytic converter, where it is turned into food-grade carbon diox-

ide - used as gaseous fertilizer in the greenhouses - and water. “We get our power, our heat, our water, and our CO2 from this one unit,” says Houweling. “And the excess electricity we sell back into the grid.” Houweling’s Tomatoes’ California facility became the first farm in the US to employ a cogeneration system, and he hopes to bring the technology north. However, he estimates it will take him years to navigate the red tape involved. “The first problem is that no one has done anything like this before,” Houweling says. “This will reduce our current [CO2] emissions by 25 per cent.” By continuing to innovate, Houweling says he hopes to expand his facility’s year-round farming capabilities. “We can keep the jobs and food production at home in our backyard, all year round,” he says. “It just makes sense.”


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Busy intersection about to get busier The long-awaited intersection improvements at Ladner Trunk Road and Arthur Drive will begin in two weeks (Feb. 4), slowing down traffic and creating some lane closures, but access to Ladner Village will not be blocked. The municipality says road access to all properties and businesses will be open during construction, though some driveway restrictions may apply. The intersection improvements are aimed at addressing a number of long-standing issues in the Village. There will

be dedicated left turn lanes in all four directions, with unimpeded dedicated thoroughfare lanes, as well as dedicated right turns lanes. The road widening will create crosswalks and islands for improved pedestrian and vehicle safety, including more room for turning buses. Pedestrian-activated flashing beacons will be installed at the main intersection, including in-ground flashers at crossings on Elliott Street, 51st Street, and Ladner Trunk Road. A concrete (wooden in appearance) boardwalk will also be built to span the Chilluckthan Slough.

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To say Pepper is a lovable lap dog would be a bit of an understatement. The schnauzer cross is curled up in the lap of Bosley’s Tsawwassen pet food store manager Dani McKim, while her coworkers look on adoringly. Pepper is one of several dogs who will be up for adoption at Bosley’s this Saturday (Jan. 27) between 1 and 4 p.m. through a dog rescue agency in Ladner. McKim heard about Out of the Dog House Rescue agency through a customer. “So, we called them and decided to make an event out of it,” says McKim, who is herself a dog lover with three of her own at home. The dogs available will be small and medium-sized, generally aged two and under, and have all been spayed or neutered and their vaccinations are up-todate. Bosley’s Tsawwassen frequently adopts cats out of their store through the Delta Community Animal Shelter, but this is the first time they’re working with a dog rescue agency. “We always have cats on a regular basis so we also need to have the little dogs a chance as well to be exposed and have a chance to get a second home.” McKim says many people can’t have large dogs so they’re ideal for condos or older couples. “I think a rescue dog is a great way to get a dog instead of getting a puppy.” Bosley’s will also be taking donations of dog food or clothing for the rescue agency on Saturday. McKim said any would-be adopters can always ask staff for advice on pet care while they’re at the store. Although you can fill out an

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❙ Bosley’s Tsawwassen store manager Dani McKim (left) with coworkers Hailey Beck and Lucie Stevens enjoy a visit from Pepper, an adoptable dog from Ladner’s Out of the Dog House rescue agency. Adrian MacNair photo

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application for adoption on Saturday, the rescue agency have a screening process which will require a person to show there is a suitable home for the dog prior to taking him or her home. And if you’re not really a dog person, the Delta Community Animal Shelter, located at 7450 80th Street in Tilbury, has 20 cats and two kittens up for adoption (as of Jan. 21). For more information and see photos and information of the cats and dogs up for adoption visit Out of the Dog House Rescue on their Facebook page or www. Sacred Heart has space available for Catholic and non-Catholic students in most grades (preschool to grade 7). Call us at 604.946.2611 or email for more information.

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Everything you need under one roof The BC Home + Garden Show is coming to BC Place on Feb. 20 to 24, and bringing with it a host of events, exhibitors and inspiration for everything home related. One of the most popular sections at the show is the HGTV Main Stage. It will feature HGTV celebrities such as Paul Lafrance, host of Decked Out, and Sarah Daniels and Philip DuMoulin, co-hosts of Urban Suburban. Other show highlights include the Dream Gardens section, where local experts will teach participants about gardening and answer your questions, and the Ask a Decorator space, where Vancouver’s Christine Friend will give

you tips on decorating your home. The Outdoor Entertaining Stage will also be set up, offering advice on everything you can possibly imagine about entertaining outside. For those looking for renovation advice, look no further than the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association’s Ask a Pro Renovation + Design Centre. The gallery will showcase photos and information about amazing local renovations, and attendees will be able to ask professional renovators their renovation questions. Tickets are available online at www. or at BC Place on the day.

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Morgan Crossing is ringing in the New Year with a great price on all remaining Focus homes until Jan. 31. The Focus homes are two- and threebedroom condominiums in the heart of the popular village, and Director of Sales Bryan Woolley says they’ve proven to be very popular. “The homes are really well-designed,” he says, adding, “Now is the time to buy ... these homes are priced to sell.” With spacious floorplans ranging from 922 to 1,270 square feet and plenty of amazing features such as engineered wood flooring, gorgeous countertops and an open-plan layout, buyers will easily find things to love about their new home. The biggest draw of the homes at Morgan Crossing is the amazing village lifestyle that you get when you purchase here. The village has shopping, dining, community events and amenities right outside your front door. The homes at Focus are located directly above Thrifty Foods, so going grocery shopping is incredibly easy. “You don’t have to stock up on groceries if you don’t want to,” says Woolley. “It’s just two minutes from your home into the store. You can do it during a commercial break!” If you’re craving a dinner out, Morgan Crossing offers you a range of choices from White Spot to Pita Pit. When it’s time for dessert, Mink A Chocolate Cafe or Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt is right around the corner. Shopping is simple at the variety of stores at Morgan Crossing, from Jacob to Town Shoes to Winners. Even a workout is right outside, with the Steve Nash Sports Club in the village. “People fall in love with the village,” Woolley says. “It sets Morgan Crossing apart.” The community feel is especially important. “The social possibilities really attract people,” says Woolley. In fact, he notes that the events at Morgan Crossing continue to bring residents out in droves. Past events have included car shows, fashion shows and movie nights. A wide range of people have purchased homes at Morgan Crossing, from downsizers to young firsttime buyers. This makes for a good mix of people around and plenty of opportunities to chat with new people, Woolley says. Cost-savings are a big thing at

People fall in love with the village,” says Director of Sales Bryan Wooley. “It sets Morgan Crossing apart.” Morgan Crossing as well, as you won’t need a car to complete all of your errands, and you may find yourself entertaining at home a lot more often instead of heading out on the town because everything is right at your fingertips. This also saves you a lot of time, meaning you can spend more of it doing the things you really want to do rather than rushing around trying to get everything done before finally being able to head home after a long day. For more information, visit the real estate presentation centre at 103157755 Croyden Dr., South Surrey, next to Thrifty Foods in the village, open daily (except Fridays) from noon until 5 p.m. Condos start at just $269,900 during the promotion. Call 604-5821336 or visit

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Residents at Morgan Crossing will find plenty to do in the village, from shopping to grabbing a bite to eat, top and above. The homes include engineered wood flooring and gorgeous countertops, middle, so now is a great time to find your perfect space.


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The South Delta Ice Army celebrated Martin Luther King Day with a gold medal win over the Langley Bulldogs in a nail biter shootout at the Sno- Kings Pee Wee C Tournament in Seattle Washington. The Army upset the North Delta Demons in a thrilling shootout in the semi-finals to earn a birth in the final cup game. The Ice Army team is comprised of Andrew Hansen-Zerr, Alexander Luteijn, Trevor Glennon,

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Tsawwassen’s Tristan Jarry was perfect in net as he made 15 saves in the third period at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Halifax, and was named the player of the game, on Jan. 16, for Team Don Cherry. The game included 40 of the top draft-eligible standouts in North America playing in the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL. While Team Cherry lost the game 3-0 to Team Bobby Orr, Jarry was perfect in his 20 minutes of ice time as he denied Team Orr a fourth goal to close out the game. Jarry, 17, is third on NHL Central Scouting’s list of North American

make the most of them,” he said. Jarry grew up in Tsawwassen and attended South Delta Secondary, where he was a part of the school’s hockey academy, which he says help prepare him for life in the WHL. Playing in a big market town like Edmonton has its distractions, but he says his coaches at the hockey academy and in major midget taught him to keep his focus, on and off the ice. And with the 2013 NHL Draft looming, Jarry says he is focussed on one goal: being the best goaltender he can be, night in and night out. “It doesn’t matter where I get drafted,” he says. “I’m going to make the most of my opportunity.”

goalies and his stock is likely rising after his impressive performance, as talent-laden Team Orr peppered him with shots late in the game. After a stellar rookie campaign, Jarry has seen his ice time increase this season with the Edmonton Oil Kings behind starter Laurent Brossoit. “I’ve learned a lot from him,” says Jarry of the 19-year-old starter. “He always stays poised in the net Jarry has 11 wins in 16 games for the Oil Kings this season. The six-foot-two goaltender has a goals-against-average of 1.68 and a save percentage of .934. “I knew I wasn’t going that many starts, that’s why it’s important I

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Midget Rep Program attended the 36th Annual PCAHA Scholarship Tournament from Jan. 13-19. Team Avalanche, consisting of Bobby Carswell, Jordan Hancock, Jessie Irving, Joey Kishiuchi and Ben Shumka, beat the Greater Vancouver Canucks, with Max Kozlowski, Evan Granery and Keith Reid, 9-7 in the round robin, and followed it up with a 5-2 win the bronze medal final. Granery was selected as one of four tournament MVP’s received a $500 scholarship for his efforts. 

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Coun. McDonald won the “Battle of the Bruces” on Tuesday evening ( Jan. 22), as BC Liberal members elected him to represent the riding of Delta South in the May 14 provincial election. Bruce McDonald, who has served on Delta council since 1987, was running against Bruce Fougner, who works with a travel agency in Vancouver.

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PICTURED The Surrey Food Bank’s Lisa Soumang (left) and volunteers Wendy Fuller and Bob Wilson help run the North Delta Food Bank at North Delta Evangelical Free Church. Boaz Joseph photo

Banking on goodwill Boaz Joseph Surrey North Delta Leader There was a time about 13 years ago when Wendy Fuller would have loved to have known about the group she’s now a part of. Newly divorced, with kids to feed and no income, there was a one-year period

when she would have swallowed her pride and used the services of the North Delta Food Bank. But at the time, she didn’t know it existed. It started about two years earlier at the Boys and Girls Club, and in the fall of 2011, moved to North Delta Evangelical Free Church, where Fuller is a member of the

congregation – and a food bank volunteer. Some church members had wanted to volunteer at the Surrey Food Bank, but the convenience of their location (across the street from the Boys and Girls Club) and a growing clientele meant that the available church gym was too good an idea for the Surrey Food Bank to pass on.

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Ready, Set, Learn The Delta School District is calling all parents of 3-year-olds! Your local elementary school is planning an event for families of preschoolers. This is part of the Ready, Set, Learn initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Come and make connections with your school and meet some of the teachers, students and parents.

All parents and their 3-year-olds are welcome to attend this informal event. You will receive a package of material and an age-appropriate book for your child. Call your local school for more details and to confirm your attendance. More information can be found on the Delta School District website.

The bonds of friendship are not easily broken, But for Christine Cole and Linda Ealing, the destructive force that is Alzheimer’s disease has done it’s best to divide them. The North Delta pair have been inseparable friends for more than 35 years, and have lived together as neighbours for more than 25. “Linda’s always been there for me,” says Cole. “She’s seen my kids grow up. She’s like a sister to me.” But close to 10 years ago, Cole began to notice her dear friend was changing. “We were both getting to that menopausal stage, so we both used to laugh about not remembering things,” recalls Cole. “But for Linda, it just got worse.” Ealing would miss appointments, and frequently lose things. “She kept phoning me up with the same requests, and couldn’t remember our earlier conversations,” says Cole. “That’s when I realized this was something more serious.” Cole convinced Ealing to see a doctor, and eventually Ealing was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at the age of 49. The destructive neurological disease causes dementia, confusion, long-term memory loss, and mood swings. Alzheimer’s eventually effects bodily functions, and life expectancy after diagnosis is typically five to 10 years. The disease affects more than 70,000 British Columbians, close to 750,000 Canadians, according to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Early onset Alzheimer’s, that is, cases that appear before a patient is 65 years old, accounts for just five to 10 per cent of all Alzheimer’s cases. — Continued on p.5

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New Municipal Hall Holiday Hours of Operation – STARTING FEBRUARY 4TH Effective February 4th, Delta Municipal Hall’s operating hours will be: » 8:30 am to 4:45 pm Monday to Friday » Open until 8:00 pm on Thursdays

New Collection Schedule App The Corporation of Delta is now offering smartphone and tablet users a free mobile app that provides garbage and recycling collection day details at their fingertips. Delta’s new Collection Schedule App offers the following features: » Set customized reminders in advance of your collection day » Set customized reminders of one-time events including Spring Clean-Up and Free Compost Week » Report-a-problem function to report missed collections, illegal dumping and more » Search function to find out where and how to dispose of and recycle a variety of items

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KKK Teach children that hot things can burn. Install anti-scald devices on tub faucets and shower heads. KKK Always supervise a child in or near a bathtub. KKK Test the water at the faucet. It should be less than 100° Fahrenheit (38° Celsius). KKK Before placing a child in the bath or getting in the bath yourself, test the water. KKK Test the water by moving your hand, wrist and forearm through the water. The water should feel warm, not hot, to the touch. KKK Place hot liquids and food in the center of a table or toward the back of a counter. KKK Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried. KKK Open microwaved food slowly, away from the face. KKK Never hold a child while you are cooking, drinking a hot liquid, or carrying hot foods or liquids. KKK Never heat a baby bottle in a microwave oven. Heat baby bottles in warm water from the faucet. KKK Allow microwaved food to cool before eating. KKK Choose prepackaged soups whose containers have a wide base or, to avoid the possibility of a spill, pour the soup into a traditional bowl after heating.

The saga of Forgotten Felines came to close earlier this month as the woman behind the no-kill cat shelter pleaded guilty to animal cruelty in B.C. Provincial Court in Surrey. Penny March, 60, who was referred to as a "cat hoarder" by some people in the animal rescue service, spent nearly 20 years rescuing feral cats in the Lower Mainland. Although March was fined $500 on Jan. 9 for pleading guilty to one count of causing an animal to be in distress, the B.C. SPCA estimates as many

as 500 feral cats were in her care at the height of her problems. "We've dealt with Penny over the years on a number of occasions and I think it really is an issue with someone becoming overwhelmed with the number of cats in her care," said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for B.C. SPCA. "It's always that fine line you walk where you have someone who has the best of intentions but when they're taking in far more animals than they can properly care for we have to intervene if animals are in distress." Chortyk said the SPCA en-

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courages rescue groups to only take in a number of animals it can adequately care for. The charity, which was started in 1990 by March, first came to the attention of the SPCA in 2002, when volunteers complained about the living conditions of the animals in her care. The cats were housed in a long, loft-type space in the top half of a barn in the 9000-block section of Ladner Trunk Road. A hallway ran in between high, wired cages where cats huddled beside heat lamps, under comforters or in decrepit chairs.

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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

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Boundary Bay Airshow returns in 2012 After taking a hiatus in 2011 due to construction of the 80th Street Overpass, the Boundary Bay Airport Airshow is set to return this summer. On Monday (Jan. 16) Delta Council approved Alpha Aviation’s request to host the 2012 Boundary Bay Airshow with a beer and/or wine garden on July 28. The Corporation of Delta will contribute $20,000 cash toward the event. The 2009 and 2010 airshows were attended by more than 5,000 people.

Avcorp ships first batch of wing components North Delta's Avcorp Industries celebrated completion of the first shipment of wing components for the new F-35 fighter aircraft on Jan. 19. The J-35 is the latest fighter ordered by the Royal Canadian Air Force. Estimated to cost around $117 million each, the J-35 is slated to replace the aging F-18. Canada has ordered 65 planes. Avcorp will work on 240 to 360 of the aircraft ordered by various customers, depending on how many of the aircraft carrier variant are ordered. On hand to mark the event was Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Delta Richmond-East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay. The contract is worth around $500 million and is expected to employ 50 to 75 workers over 10 to 15 years, said mark Van Rooij, CEO of Avcorp Industries. Avcorp presently has 550 employees.





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Now, there’s more space to help to those who need it. Lisa Soumang, the Surrey Food Bank’s Hamper to Your Home coordinator and client services assistant, comes to the church every second Tuesday morning. “I take the food there. They set up the tables and unload the food from my five-tonne reefer truck.” Instead of waiting in the a line like at the Surrey Food Bank (the North Delta Food Bank’s home base), clients at the church are given tickets, and when they’re called, proceed to the tables to pick up their food. “It’s a well-oiled machine,” says Fuller. “Everyone knows what they’re doing.” During cold weather, “we let them come in and sit in our sanctuary,” says coordinator Bob Wilson, who has lived in North Delta since 1970 and had never heard of the North Delta Food Bank either. There are 10 volunteers from the church and a handful of volunteers who came from the Boys and Girls Club. “We want to help serve the community any way we can,” says Wilson, a church member since 1988 and a retired Safeway employee who used to be on the other end of the donation system – loading food onto the Surrey Food Bank truck. Organizers say there is no need for more volunteers, but the need

for donations to the (Surrey) food bank is ongoing. Fuller, now a life coach and a counsellor, sees herself in the faces of the clients. “I have seen women come in needing the food bank, and they’re crying out of embarrassment and shame that they have to come. It’s really gut-wrenching for a woman who would never have seen herself in that position before.”


have seen women come in needing the food bank, and they are crying out of embarrassment.” -Wendy Fuller, Volunteer She says her nature is to alleviate that embarrassment. Soumang says the demographics of the clients are pretty much the same as at the Surrey Food Bank – single parents, working families, seniors and people with disabilities. Since the move to the church in 2011, the number of clients has grown to 90 from about 60. (The Cloverdale Food Bank, the Surrey Food Bank’s other off-site depot, has about 60 clients). Soumang says she sees a change

Pictured The Surrey Food Bank distributes food every second Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the North Delta Evangelical Church. File photo

in the mood of the clients who come in. “With the church, you come in, you talk, you get smiled at – they ave a feeling of welcome that they couldn’t get at the Boys and Girls Club.”

“Every person that walks in the door has a sense of worth and value,” adds Fuller. “My heart gets all warm and fuzzy when I think about it.” The Surrey Food Bank distributes food every second Tuesday from 10

a.m. to 12 noon at the North Delta Evangelical Free Church, 11300 84 Ave. Registration (including proof of need) is the same as at the Surrey Food Bank. For more information, call 604-581-5433, Ext. 110 or visit

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South Delta Leader is looking for a part-time floater to deliver open routes in the Tsawwassen & Ladner areas once a week. Must have a reliable vehicle and be available Fridays.

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“It’s not common but it can happen,” says Cole. With Ealing’s family back in Manitoba and unable to care for her, it fell to Cole to look after her dear friend as Ealing’s condition worsened. Ealing lived downstairs from Cole, so Cole would cook meals for her every day, make sure she was showering and changing her clothes, helped with her finances and shopping, and made sure she was taking her medication. Navigating the system was difficult at first, says Cole, but once Ealing was referred to UBC, “It was a whole different ballgame,” she says. “They really supported us. Not only Linda, but they were supporting me as a caregiver.” The burden of Alzheimer’s is often carried by the caregiver, usually a spouse or child. Someone suffering from dementia requires near constant attention. After five years of caring for her friend, Cole was burned out, and her role as Ealing’s caregiver was affecting her job. Ealing’s condition had deteriorated; she was becoming aggressive and could no longer live on her own. So three years ago, Cole decided to place her in a care facility in Surrey. It was not an easy decision. “She was resistant,” says Cole. “But she was unable to see how her situation was effecting everyone else.” Cole visits Ealing two, three times a week

now, and has hired a companion to visit with Ealing two hours a day, five days a week, so Ealing doesn’t get lonely. Cole leads a support group for the caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, where they can get help navigating the system, and discuss the many stresses and frustrations that come with the role. “Obviously I didn’t want this job, nobody does, but there are people in far more difficult situations than I am,” she says. This weekend, Cole will be taking part in the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Walk for Memories in Surrey, and will walk in honour of her dear friend. It’s Cole’s hope that with more funding, a cure can be found to the debilitating disease, and comfort can be brought to its sufferers.

Please forward your resume to: Circulation Manager, South Delta Leader #7 – 1363 56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2P7 or email: phone: 604.948.3640 ext.125

We thank all those who are interested for this position, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.


Walk for Memories

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The Investors Group Walk for Memories for Delta, Surrey, and White Rock takes place Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at Eaglequest Golf at Coyote Creek, 7778 152nd St., Surrey. Registration for the event is at 11:30 a.m. The money you raise will support the more than 70,000 individuals and families in B.C. living with Alzheimer disease and other dementias. To start at team, volunteer, donate or sponsor, visit For more information, call 604541-0606 or 604-681-6530.

FEBRUARY 8 | 9:30AM TO 1:30PM Come for a fun and informative day filled with course samplers, tours, games, pizza, prizes and MORE! Learn about our:

NDSS grad Diamond returns for concert North Delta Secondary School graduate and beloved children's entertainer Charlotte Diamond is returning to her alma mater for a family concert this Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. Diamond will celebrate the New Year with songs in English, French and Spanish, and favourites from her latest CD, 24 Carrot Diamond – the Best of Charlotte Diamond.

Diamond has been performing her award-winning music at concerts and conferences throughout Canada and the USA for more than 30 years, inspiring families to enjoy singing and playing musically with their children. This year, Charlotte is joined by her son, Matt Diamond on electric guitar, as well as her long time friend and accompanist, Bob Wishinski on key-

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual looking to supplement their income.

• multiple elective options • student laptop program • grade 8 sailing trip

Open to prospective Grade 8 students. RSVP: or 604 581 1033

boards. Saturday's event is sponsored by Delta School District. Tickets are available at all the Delta French Immersion Schools. Ticket also available by calling Cindy at 604-9525058. • JCharlote Diamond performs at North Delta Secondary School, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. 11447 82nd Avenue, North Delta.

February 7: Grade 8 Parent Information Session, 7:00 – 8:00 pm Application packages available, refreshments

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Annieville Brooke Chalmers Cougar Canyon Devon Gardens Gibson Gray Heath Hellings Jarvis McCloskey Pinewood Richardson Sunshine Hills

9240 - 112 St. 8718 Delwood Dr. 11315 - 75 Ave. 11664 Lyon Road 8884 Russell Dr. 11451 - 90 Ave. 10855 - 80 Ave. 11364 - 72 Ave. 11655 - 86 Ave. 7670 - 118 St. 11531 - 80 Ave. 11777 Pinewood Dr. 11339 - 83 Ave. 11285 Bond Blvd.

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Wednesday, Feb. 6 Tuesday, Feb. 12 Tuesday, Feb. 26 Tuesday, Feb. 5 Thursday, Feb. 21 Friday, Jan. 25 Friday, Feb. 22 Tuesday, Feb. 26 Wednesday, Feb. 20 Monday, Jan. 28 Please Contact School Tuesday, Mar. 5 Thursday, Feb. 14 Friday, Mar. 8

Delta School District 1/16/2013 is calling all parents of 3 year olds!


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Your local elementary school is planning an event for families of preschoolers. This is part of the Ready, Set, Learn initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Come and make connections with your school and meet some of the teachers, students and parents. All parents and their 3 year olds are welcome to attend this informal event. You will receive a package of material and an age-appropriate book for your 3 year old. Call your local school for more details and confirm your attendance.

For a complete listing of all RSL events in Delta Schools please go to our website and look under Registrations on the Home Page


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Delta Police Crime Beat North Delta

• On Friday, Jan.11, a break and enter occurred on the 8800-block of Sheperd Way. The victim called Delta Police to report that she discovered her home had been broken into. An unknown suspect had gained entry into her home and was able to steal items from inside. A neighbourhood canvass was conducted with negative results, and the investigation is still on going. • Delta Police were requested to attend the 8200-block of 120th Street on Monday, Jan. 14, to locate a male known to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The suspect was subsequently located and taken into custody without incident. During the search of the suspect, he was found to be in possession of property contrary to his court-ordered conditions. The 35-year-old male was transported to Delta Police headquarters where he was held in custody pending court appearance. Breach of probation charges are pending. • Police were called to the 8000-block of 117th Street the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 15, after a resident discover his home had been broken into. Various household items were stolen and the property was entered into the police database. Delta Police Department's Forensic Identification unit attended and seized evidence left at the scene. A neighbourhood canvass was conducted with negative results. • Delta Police located a male breaking into a vehicle parked outside of a residence on the 7300-block of 112th Street on Tuesday, Jan. 15. The male was arrested at the scene without incident and was found to be in possession of property belonging to another vehicle nearby. The man was escorted to police headquarters where he was held pending his appearance in court. Charges of Theft Under $5000, Mischief Under $5000, and Possession of Stolen Property are being recommended. • On Jan. 15, a Delta police officer stopped a vehicle at 80th Avenue

and 120th Street after observing various mechanical defects on Jan. 15. Investigation revealed two males inside the vehicle in possession of possible stolen property. Property was seized for ownership identification. The two males were identified and released at scene. However, charges for possession of stolen property are being considered. The investigation is still ongoing. • A North Delta resident on the 9300-block of 114th Street called Delta Police on Wednesday, Jan. 16, to report a male attempting to steal property from her garage. The resident confronted the male who fled prior to police arriving. Area search and neighbourhood canvass were conducted with negative results. The male suspect is described as caucasian, approximately fivefoot-six, 40 to 50 years old and weighing 150 pounds. The man was wearing a black toque, dark jacket, and jeans. • A vehicle was stolen from in front of a business centre at the corner of 81st Avenue and 120th Street on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The owner reported his vehicle was stolen sometime during the early evening. The vehicle was entered into the police database and a neighbourhood canvass was conducted with no results. The investigation is ongoing.

South Delta • $200 worth of copper wire was stolen after an unknown suspect cut a hole in wire fence at back of apartment building on the 1300-block of 56th Street to gain entry to the gas meter area the afternoon of Jan. 7. Approximate damage to the fence is estimated at $200. • A bike was reported stolen from the Boys' and Girls' Club on the 4700-block of Arthur Drive on Wednesday, Jan. 9, around 5 p.m. The bike is described as a grey Mirraca BMX with red tires and is valued at $400.   • Delta Police received a report from a man in Ladner on Jan. 11 that he had received a $2,300 bill from the telephone company

for an address in Coquitlam. The victim indicated he had lost his wallet in 2009 and that his driver’s license and SIN card had been used to setup the account.  The telephone company has waived all charges.  Police requested the RCMP in Coquitlam to investigate the identity theft fraud. • Several pieces of aluminum from the unlocked yard of a window business on the 7600-block of MacDonald Road were reported stolen on Jan. 11. Value of stolen goods estimated at about $1,000. • A woman reported her wallet stolen after hiding her purse in the spare tire compartment of her vehicle as she walked her dog on the 4500-block of 72nd Street on Jan. 11. On her

return to her vehicle, she retrieved her purse and left the area. The victim then received a call from the bank indicating there was an attempt to make a change in her bank card pin number. The investigation revealed her wallet was missing from her purse and $600 had been charged to her credit cards.  All cards were cancelled and investigation will continue examining bank video surveillance. • A break and enter was reported on the 8300-block of River Road on Jan. 11. Delta Police responded to an audible alarm at a commercial premises. Upon arrival, investigators discovered that someone had gained entry into the building by breaking the front door window,

and proceeded to steal property from inside. The Forensic Identification Section was called out to assist in the investigation, and a video canvass was conducted with negative results. The investigation is still on going. • Police responded to a report of a large number of youths fighting at the Tsawwassen recreation centre on the 1700-block of 56th Avenue on Jan. 11. Most of the youth had dispersed when police arrived.  Witnesses stated the incident was a mutual fight between two youths and there were no serious injuries. • A male suspect stole two bottles of vodka valued at $58 from a liquor store on the 4800-block of Elliot Street on Sunday, Jan. 13. Police

given description of suspect but a search of the area was negative. Video surveillance to be examined. • A car was broken into at Ladner Trunk Road and 64th Street on Jan. 15. The victim called Delta Police to report her vehicle was robbed while parked on the side of the roadway. Items stolen from within vehicle have been entered into Police da-

tabase. Neighbourhood canvass completed with negative results and the investigation is ongoing. • On Wednesday, Jan. 16, a vehicle was broken into while parked in front of a business on the 3800-block of 72nd Street. Items stolen from within vehicle have been entered into Police database. Neighbourhood canvass completed with negative results and the investigation is ongoing.

REGISTRATION OF KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS Registration of Kindergarten students who are eligible for entry in September 2013 will take place on the following dates and times shown.

PLEASE REGISTER AT YOUR CATCHMENT AREA SCHOOL (For verification of your catchment school, please contact the School Board Office at 604-952-5340 or visit our website at B.C.'s Ministry of Education has been phasing in full-day Kindergarten and is now fully implemented.




NORTH DELTA AREA Annieville Brooke Chalmers Cougar Canyon Devon Gardens (Fr. Imm./Montessori) Gibson Gray Heath (Traditional) Hellings Jarvis (Traditional) McCloskey Pinewood Richardson (Fr. Imm./English) Sunshine Hills (Fr. Imm./English)

9240 - 112 St. 8718 Delwood Dr. 11315 - 75 Ave. 11664 Lyon Rd. 8884 Russell Dr. 11451 - 90 Ave. 10855 - 80 Ave. 11364 - 72 Ave. 11655 - 86 Ave. 7670 - 118 St. 11531 - 80 Ave. 11777 Pinewood Dr. 11339 - 83 Ave. 11285 Bond Blvd.

Tuesday, Tuesday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Tuesday, Thursday, Tuesday, Tuesday, Monday, Thursday, Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday,

February 19 February 12 February 18 February 12 February 13 February 12 February 14 February 12 February 19 February 18 February 21 February 20 February 13 February 20

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5160 Central Ave. 4625 - 62 St. 5016 - 44 Ave. 5500 Admiral Blvd. 4381 - 46A St.

Wednesday, Thursday, Wednesday, Wednesday, Tuesday,

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9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

5955 - 17A Ave. 5025 - 12 Ave. 402 English Bluff Rd. 246 - 52A St. 735 Gilchrist Dr.

Tuesday, Thursday, Tuesday, Friday, Tuesday,

February 19 February 14 February 12 February 22 February 19

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

LADNER AREA Hawthorne Holly Ladner (Fr. Imm./English) Neilson Grove Port Guichon

TSAWWASSEN AREA Beach Grove Cliff Drive English Bluff Pebble Hill (Traditional) South Park (Fr. Imm./English)

A child may be registered to attend Kindergarten in September 2013 if his or her fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31, 2013. At the time of registration, the following original documents must be provided: 1. Proof of birth date for the student (birth certificate or passport) (registration will not be accepted until proof of birth date is received) 2. Proof of citizenship for both the parent and the student (Canadian birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, landed immigrant document, permanent resident card) 3. Immunization record, Care Card, medical and emergency contact information 4. Proof of Residency showing address (Property Taxes - current receipt, purchase/rental agreement or rental receipt) Parents should be aware that students may be required to attend a school outside of their usual attendance area if class enrolments exceed 19. Application forms for French Immersion are completed separately and are available at all elementary schools. Completed application forms for entry into Early French Immersion should be delivered only to the French Immersion school in your attendance area on or before 4:00 pm, Friday, February 1, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by the school the week following the application deadline. Once you receive confirmation of acceptance into the program, please follow the registration procedures as described above. For more information on French Immersion Parent Information Meeting nights, please visit our website at, or contact Christine Carriou at or 604-952-5066. Applications are now being accepted for Traditional Elementary Schools and are to be completed separately. Forms are available at Heath, Jarvis and Pebble Hill Traditional Elementary Schools or on the district website at  Completed application forms should be delivered only to those schools on or before 4:00 pm, Friday, February 1, 2013.


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The SPCA visited in November 2007 by search warrant, noting troubling conditions of the care, but did not seize any animals. Another search warrant was executed on Sept. 24, 2008, when the SPCA and veterinarians descended on the shelter. What they found was shocking. "The cats were suffering from lifethreatening neglect and many were in critical distress," said Eileen Drever, senior animal protection officer for the B.C. SPCA in a followup report. Cats were found emaciated, dehydrated, and extremely sick, many with leukaemia or FIV (the feline form of HIV). The bodies of two decomposing cats were also found on the premises. Drever said it was an "appalling situation." On the advice of veterinarians, 51 cats were immediately removed. Even under emergency care, five more cats died within hours. A further 10 were humanely euthanized at a later date, although 36 others were adopted to new homes following proper medical care. “The veterinary report, which out-

lines the medical condition of each animal examined during the investigation, contains some of the most damning and disturbing evidence of animal neglect the SPCA has ever witnessed,” Drever said. As many as 125 cats remained in her custody following the raid. Forgotten Felines billed itself as Metro Vancouver’s largest, “100 per cent donor-funded, true ‘no-kill’ cat shelter dedicated to the care and protection of hundreds of abandoned and forgotten cats and kittens found on the streets.” March once said her registered charity required between $100,000 and $200,000 to run annually. Animal cruelty charges were laid March 26, 2009, based on evidence gathered by the SPCA. March was later evicted from the Ladner barn by landowner John van Dongen Sr., uncle to B.C.'s solicitor general at the time, for failure to pay rent. Van Dongen filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court in February 2009 claiming $4,500 in back rent and charging that March had allowed her liability insurance to lapse.




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The South Delta Leader’s 5th annual event shares the inspirational, remarkable and successful stories of talented and passionate women in our community.

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Two years ago, a Burnsview Secondary Grade 8 basketball coach did a double-take when Danielle Kisser, standing all of four feet tall, showed up to try out for the team. Despite his preconceptions, she did well and made the team. During the following season, some opposing players dismissed her at first, leaving her unguarded, at their peril. It turned out she was a tough competitor, ready to duke it out. "As soon as I scored, they got embarrassed, so they put an extra few guys on me." For Kisser, it's okay for people, whether adults or children, to do double-takes or to stare when they first see her. It's ever better to come over and say hi and to ask questions. The now-four-foot-one 16-year-old doesn't bite – though nowadays, she swims like a shark. The Grade 10 Burnsview Secondary student, a short-statured paraswimmer at Delta Sungod Swim Club, holds three records and is 15th in the world in the women's S6 category. Last March, she missed making the London Paralympic Games by just 0.98 seconds. "Now it's a four-year slog to get to Rio," notes her mom Sherri. In the meantime, in April, Kisser will try out for the nationals in Minneapolis, Minn., and hopes to compete in the Canada Summer Games in August in Sherbrooke, Que. In regional competitions, Danielle, who has a form of dwarfism, competes alongside regular-statured athletes. In higher-level races, she goes up against competitors with varying mobility disabilities, but all categorized as S6 (the lower the number, the more severe the disability.) Only at sanctioned swim meets – provincial and higher – do the world

rankings take effect. Kisser recently raced to what would have been a sixth-in-the-world spot had that race's numbers been official. Danielle started competitive swimming at age 11 at the suggestion of a coach with para-swimming coaching experience. Her competitive nature now keeps her aiming within. "I don't focus on the other swimmers," she says of regional heats. "I know they're going to beat me. It's me and the clock." Kisser trains eight times, five days a week at the Sungod Aquatic Centre. An average workout is 3,000 metres, at times all-out. "I made the (basketball) team again this year, but I had to say no because it conflicted too much with swimming. I had to concentrate on my bigger goals." And her goals, which are often reached, are the products of capitalizing on the things she can control – not her stature, but technique, strength and stamina. "She's got an internal desire to be the best," says her mom. "You don't do these things for other people, you do them for yourself. That's the only way you get up (at 5 a.m.) every morning." Danielle, who's comfortable with her disability and abilities, will tell her story this Saturday (Jan. 26) as a "human book" at the City Centre Library (10350 University Dr.) Danielle will be among 20 people who share their unique stories from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library's second-annual Human Library Project Event. She'll also make visitors aware of The Society for Short Stature Awareness and its website, To reserve a one-on-one conversation with your "book," call 604-5987426. For more information, visit



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REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE 2013/2014 SCHOOL YEAR Delta School District is pleased to accept applications from families and students residing within and outside of the Delta School District. We offer a wide range of learning programs for all students.

Continuing Delta Students Delta students already registered in Delta will continue for the new school year. Delta students who wish to submit a Non-Catchment Application at a new school, must submit a new NonCatchment Application and will receive priority in this category if their application is received starting February 1st and before: March 8, 2013. Current Non-District students who wish to continue at the same school for the next school year, are NOT required to submit a new Non-District Application. Current Non-District students who wish to attend a different school in Delta for the next school year, must submit a new Non-District Application and will receive priority in this category if their application is received starting February 1st and before: March 8, 2013.

New Applicants Kindergarten Students living in school’s catchment area should apply at the catchment area school on the designated registration date or thereafter. Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students living in school’s catchment area will receive priority in this category if application is received before: June 7, 2013. Non-Catchment area students will receive priority in this category if application is received before: March 8, 2013. Non-District students will receive priority in this category if application is received before: March 8, 2013.

Definitions Catchment Area Students:

Students living in the catchment area of their designated school.

Non- Catchment Students:

Students living in Delta who wish to attend a different catchment area school in Delta.

Non-District Students:

Students not living in Delta who wish to attend school in Delta.

PLEASE NOTE: The time and date will be recorded on all applications and registrations at time of receipt. NonCatchment and Non-District Applications will be accepted at District schools commencing February 1, 2013.

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