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No jail for former city engineer in sex assault A former senior manager with the Municipality of Delta will not be going to prison for an indecent assault that took place in Manitoba in 1973. Cleo Faus (Kip) Gaudry was handed an 18-month conditional sentence last Thursday ( Jan. 24) in Vancouver Supreme Court. It was the third sex crime conviction for Gaudry, who worked for the municpality from 2001 to 2009.

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Drive-thru application sparks idling concerns ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

❙ Masters of disaster Delta firefighters recover a dummy from the scene of a simulated airplane crash during a training exercise on the western edge of the Boundary Bay airport, Thursday morning. Rob Newell photo

Odour bylaw doesn’t pass smell test Critics say bylaw wouldn’t reduce odours, allows businesses to pay to pollute ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

A new Metro Vancouver odour bylaw could restrict farm practices and does little to reduce offensive smells, and that doesn’t sit right with some members of Delta council. Councillors expressed concern over the proposed legislation, which may target the agricultural sector. "Farming is synonymous with odours," said Coun. Ian Paton. "I mean, we have many dairy farms still in Delta. We have chicken farms in Delta. It's just endless. Where do we draw the line in the end where we'll be charged huge fees to run a business in agriculture that could possibly emit some odours." According to the proposed bylaw, which is meant to help curb air pollution, companies would be classified within categories of low, moderate, and high potential for odour emissions, and have to pay accordingly.

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Businesses classified as “high potential” would have to obtain an air emission permit, measure odour emissions, and pay an annual fee of $5 per year for every person impacted by the odour, to a maximum of $150,000 per year. That category includes animal feed production sites, rendering plants, as well as composting operations with more than 10,000 cubic metres on non-yard waste. Moderate potential facilities, such as Great Pacific Bioproducts in Tilbury, would have to register and pay a one-time $500 registration fee and develop an odour management plan. Jason Connors, production and sales coordinator for Great Pacific Bioproducts, said the high potential model is a concern because the designation is confusing and punitive. He suggested the money would be better spent on odour control management than fines. "My fear is that the bylaw can take on a life of its own and start to not really try to solve the problem but funnel money to the government just to cover the problem,” said Connors. “But the problem's still going to be there." John Savage, president of the Delta Farmers' Institute, said the bylaw is based on the concept of "pollute in exchange for cost" and does not

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and will not stop odours. "We do not believe 'odour' means pollution— many 'odours' that may be offensive to some are actually acceptable by the public generally," he wrote in a December letter to the B.C. Agriculture Council. Delta’s chief administrative officer George Harvie said the stimulus for the bylaw seems to be revenue collection. “The primary purpose of this legislation, the primary mechanism is to collect fees,” he said. Coun. Bruce McDonald said it’s hypocritical to enforce odour control for “Farmer Jones” while Metro Vancouver’s Annacis Island sewage treatment plant is able to continue. “They’re probably the biggest smell generators in the region,” said MacDonald. It’s still unclear whether the provincial government's Right to Farm Act, which protects farmers operating under standard farming practices from nuisance bylaws and complaints, would override Metro Vancouver's odour bylaw. "Where this... can be considered an issue of concern in Delta, is when it comes to what Metro Vancouver is going to define as a non-standard farm practice," said Coun. Scott Hamilton.

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A proposed drive thru restaurant application at Tsawwassen Springs has caused at least one Delta councillor to express her concerns about idling and the greenhouse gas emissions they cause. Coun. Jeannie Kanakos voted against the first and second readings for a drive-thru coffee shop in the Tsawwassen Springs golf course, which nevertheless passed 6-1 and will head to public hearing. “I would move that the issues of drivethrus and potential impact on air quality come to the Environmental Advisory Committee in due time,” she said. The EAC is chaired by Coun. Bruce McDonald, who said the committee has discussed idling bylaws in the past, but added they’re almost impossible to police. “I guess I sort of look at this as the horse is out of the barn with regard to drive-thrus,” he said. Coun. Scott Hamilton said he didn’t think this development would be an issue for traffic because the drive thru is located within the Tsawwassen Springs parking lot and won’t impact local streets. Metro Vancouver developed a model anti-idling bylaw for consideration by municipalities in 2008 with general prohibitions of a maximum of three minutes idling within a 60 minute time period with penalties ranging from $50 to $2,000 per offence. Cities like Port Moody, Vancouver, and Surrey have all adopted anti-idling bylaws, though it is largely unenforced. Coun. Robert Campbell suggested drive thrus would not be within the purview of anti-idling legislation anyway. “If you’re moving slowly through a drive-thru lineup, are you idling? No, I don’t think so. You’re driving.” The province’s Idle Free BC initiative claims Canadian drivers would collectively save 630 million litres of fuel, and $945 million in fuel costs (assuming a fuel cost of $1.50/L) by reducing idling by three minutes a day. This would also save 6.3 billion kg of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Friday, Friday,February February 1, 1, 2013 2013 South South Delta Delta Leader Leader

Former city engineer avoids jail time

Teacher pleads guilty to sexual exploitation

Kip Gaudry given conditional sentence for 1973 assualt, his third sex crime conviction

A former Port Coquitlam school teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting young people during incidents that date back more than a decade, one of which took place in Ladner. Russell Lance Read entered guilty pleas last month and is expected to be back in B.C. Provincial Court March 18 for sentencing, according to Neil MacKenzie of the Attorney General’s criminal justice branch. One of the charges is related to offences between July 1998 and February 2000 in Ladner, Coquitlam, Victoria, and Vancouver, MacKenzie said, while the second sexual exploitation charge is for offences that took place between January 2001 and June 2003 in Coquitlam with a second victim. Details of the offences are limited because of a publication ban to protect the victims but MacKenzie said that in one case, Read also pleaded guilty to administering a stupefying or overpowering drug with the intent to commit sexual exploitation. This is not the first time Read’s actions as a teacher have been the subject of inquiry. In 2009, Read was suspended from teaching and given a 10-year ban from re-certifying by the former B.C. College of Teachers (now the B.C. Teacher Regulation Branch).

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A former senior manager in the Municipality of Delta will not be going to prison for an indecent assault that took place in Manitoba in 1973. Cleo Faus (Kip) Gaudry was handed an 18-month conditional sentence last Thursday ( Jan. 24) in Vancouver Supreme Court – a sentence similar to parole, with conditions that he must abide by to avoid jail. Gaudry, 61, pleaded guilty to the charge last May. When he was arrested in 2010, Winnipeg Police Service said it concerned “a historic sexual assault involving a child.” The Manitoba court file listed the mat-

ter as a “domestic violence” case. This is the third sex crime conviction for Gaudry, who was hired by Delta in 2001 and rose through the ranks to director of engineering until 2009. He quit that year after police searched his office and home in North Delta as part of a child pornography investigation. He pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography and was sentenced in January 2011 to 18 months in jail and three years probation. The judge said much of Gaudry’s “horrible” collection of thousands of images and movies in-

❙ A photo of Kip Gaudry when he was an employee of the Municipality of Delta. Gaudry was sentenced last week (Jan. 24) for his third sex crime. South Delta Leader file photo

volved extremely young children being abused by adult men. Gaudry’s first prison term came after a guilty plea in 1995 to nine counts of sexual assault. He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail. The crimes were committed while Gaudry was working for the District of Houston, a small community in northern B.C. At the time, a Hous-

ton newspaper reported the RCMP as saying some of the charges involved young people, but details remain under a court-ordered ban on publishing any information that could identify a victim. During sentencing for the subsequent child pornography possession charge in 2011, the court heard that Gaudry was accessing the online

porn within 18 months of serving his first sentence. Thursday’s sentence on the historic 1973 assault includes a 10-year prohibition on being anywhere children may frequent, such as community centres, daycares and public swimming pools. He is also banned from possessing firearms for 10 years and must submit a DNA sample.

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TFN named as possible site for casino ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

A mega casino in Tsawwassen? It’s not out of the realm of possibility according to comments from both sides. Following Surrey council’s rejection of a $100 million casino proposal by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. and the B.C. Lottery Corp, the latter’s CEO Michael Graydon suggested they may look elsewhere for a casino site south of the Fraser River. Graydon specifically made mention of the south end of Langley or southwest Delta, particularly in First Nations communities like Tsawwassen First Nation or Semiahmoo. A proponent came before TFN in 2008 with the idea of building a casino, but it was rejected for lacking substance, said TFN’s chief administrative officer Doug Raines. “That’s been probably the last time I think that there’s been any discussions with that down here,” he said, adding TFN probably wouldn’t rule out hearing a new sales pitch. “That would be a decision—if there was a formal application from BCLC to executive council— that the executive council would have to make. Raines said the executive council and TFN continue to seek business opportunities. Their largest partners currently include Ivanhoe

❙ An artists’ rendering of the proposed South Surrey casino that was rejected by Surrey city council 5-4. Tsawwassen First Nation is being considered as an alternative site for the complex. Adrian MacNair photo Cambridge and Property Group on their 1.8 million square foot mall development, and Aquilini Development Group on a 1,700-unit housing subdivision. Although Graydon was unavailable for comment, a spokesperson for BCLC said the crown corporation is now examining its options and determining the next steps. “We know there is still a strong market for gambling entertainment south of the Fraser River, though we can’t speculate on specific options,” said Laura Piva-Babcock. “We will communicate our plans once we have finalized the process and timeline.” That process is expected to be completed sometime in March.

Gateway Casinos had sought to move its temporary gambling licence on King George Boulevard to a new 60,000 square foot casino and resort at 12th Avenue and 168th Street, but council rejected the idea in a 5-4 vote that took place in the early hours of Saturday morning (Jan. 26). Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts cited widespread community opposition to the development for council’s decision. The BCLC has stated it will not reapply for another location within Surrey and if it looks at TFN lands there’s little the Corporation of Delta could do to oppose the development, as TFN operates much as a municipality with its own powers.


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Delta council grills Port Metro Vancouver over environmental safety of coal port ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

Delta council questioned guarantees of environmental safety in the transportation of coal through Delta during a Monday (Jan. 28) presentation by Port Metro Vancouver on the proposed Fraser Surrey Docks coal transfer station. “One of the things that does concern is me is Port Metro Vancouver’s assessment process ends at the yard gate,” said Coun. Bruce McDonald. “The community has to deal with the overall product, the overall project, the overall system. And there doesn’t appear to me to be an integrated, cumulative assessment.” Fraser Surrey Docks is undergoing an environmental assessment to act a transfer station for two million tonnes of thermal coal per year to begin with, ramping up to four million tonnes when operating at capacity. Coal trains already roll along the BNSF Railway to Westshore Terminals in Delta but more trains would go through White Rock and Delta to the proposed new terminal on the Fraser River in Surrey if it’s approved. “Our role is to facilitate trade and so what we need to ensure is that the trade that would happen and occur at any one of our marine terminals is done in the most sustainable way,” said Jim Crandles, PMV’s director of planning and development.

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But that answer did not satisfy council. Coun. Jeannie Kanakos said there are many aspects of the project that seem to be outside PMV’s jurisdiction. McDonald said Delta has been impacted by multiple additions of highways and railways and will be impacted again if Terminal Two is built. “I think that’s a valid concern for communities because it goes to the heart of quality of life and the ability for the community to survive as we want it to survive as a pleasant place to live,” he said. Crandles said that although PMV only has control over areas of its jurisdiction, it does have authority over the navigation of coal barges along the Fraser River.



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New director has big plans Delta Hospital Foundation’s Veronica Carroll eyes expansion


or the past 25 years, the Delta Hospital Foundation has helped to improve the quality of healthcare delivered at the local hospital, raising funds for projects like renovations to the hospital’s emergency room, and a new CT scan machine. Veronica Carroll, the foundation’s new executive director, hopes to build on the Foundation’s past successes, and has some big plans of her own too. Prior to joining the Delta Hospital Foundation six months ago, Carroll worked with the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops where she helped raise funds for a helicopter air ambulance to serve the remote communities in the area. While geography posed a major challenge to healthcare in Kamloops, the major con-

❙ Health Flu risk remains high With a particularly virulent flu virus making the rounds in the Fraser Health region, health officials are reminding the public to stay away from residential care and assisted living facilities if they

cern for Delta Hospital is demographics, says Carroll: The hospital’s catchment area has one of the oldest populations on average in the Lower Mainland. “An aging population presents all kinds of challenges,” she says, including increased healthcare needs and issues of access. To help improve care and speed up treatment at the hospital, the Foundation’s next big project will be a $7.5 million fundraising campaign to expand the medical imaging and lab departments. By expanding the hospital’s ability to perform diagnostic tests, nearly every patient will benefit, says Carroll, especially elderly patients who often have multiple diagnoses. “Eighty per cent of the diagnoses people get rely on tests being done,” she says. “We’re currently at capacity. [The departments] are doing a fantastic job, but they need more space.”

are feeling unwell. “We are asking our patients, visitors and staff to take these extra steps to protect their family members, patients, residents and loved ones from this highly contagious and serious virus,” said Dr. Van Buynder, Fraser Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer. Nineteen Fraser Health longterm residential care facilities have

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The project still needs to be approved by Fraser Health, who will be kicking in $5 million of their own for the upgrades. The expansion is just the first phase in a series of improvements to hospital planned for the next 20 years. The long term vision for the hospital will see upgrades to the surgical daycare department, mental health, and residential and community health. While $7.5 million may be a lofty fundraising goal, Carroll is confident the people of Delta will continue to support their hospital. “We have about 100,000 in our catchment area, and over the past 25 years, we’ve had more than 30,000 individuals who have made a contribution to the hospital,” says Carroll. “I think that says a lot about this community, that’s almost one in three people. We’d love to be able to increase that to one out of two.”


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❙ Delta Hospital Foundation executive director Veronica Carroll hopes to raise $7.5 million to expand Delta Hospital’s medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging departments. Contributed photo

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❙ VIEWPOINT Odour bylaw stinks


etro Vancouver is proposing a new bylaw that would penalize businesses for any potential offensive odours they may produce, claiming the bad smells to be air pollution. The idea behind the bylaw makes sense. After all, no one wants to live in a neighbourhood made putrid by industry or agriculture. However, this bylaw will do little to prevent that from happening. So-called “high potential” facilities (such as animal feed production sites, rendering plants, and some composting facilities) would have to obtain an air emission permit, measure odour emissions, and pay an annual fee of $5 per year for every person impacted by the odour based on that estimate, to a maximum of $150,000 per year. Moderate potential facilities (such as smaller live animal processing plants and composting facilities) would have to register and pay a onetime $500 registration fee and develop an odour management plan to Metro Vancouver But will those tax dollars benefit those living beside a stinky abattoir or mill? And will the modest fee Metro Vancouver is charging force businesses to change their smelly ways? Not likely. Instead of a bylaw that would require stinky businesses to install and run scrubbing devices that help mitigate the offensive odors they produce, Metro Vancouver is instead allowing businesses to buy a pass to pollute. And as one Delta councillor pointed out, Metro Vancouver’s own sewage treatment plant on Annacis Island would be conveniently exempt. If Metro Vancouver’s goal with this bylaw is to reduce air pollution, they’ve missed the mark. A bylaw requiring businesses to install technology to mitigate the stink they produce would accomplish that. But then, that’s not really the point. The only thing this proposed bylaw will do is line Metro Vancouver’s coffers.


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ne of the nice things about municipal spending is that it is, comparatively speaking, fairly transparent. Whereas trying to chase down the numbers and figures of audited reports for the province or federal government can be a veritable challenge, simply reading a Corporation of Delta council meeting agenda can be enough to keep one abreast of how your tax dollars are allocated. Council approves all expenditures from the municipal budget, and throughout the year each department presents reports and recommendations on spending that budget. By attending a council meeting, or watching it online or on Delta Cable, one can follow along in the agenda and see how council votes

with respect to each request for funding. Many requests are discussed publicly and debated by council, but some are simply adopted without so much as peep. One such item appeared on the Jan. 28 agenda of Delta Council, involving a request from the engineering department to build a fence in Tsawwassen. And not just a fence, but a $37,497.60 fence. What would the purpose of this fence be? Why, to save people from themselves. According to the report, pedestrians at 12th Avenue and 56th Street routinely skip the intersection crosswalk and traipse into traffic to access the other side. These pedestrians use the median to jump between the palm trees that are the decorative hallmarks of a village in South Delta that tries hard to be Southern California. Planting a four foot high black cast iron fence is, apparently,

the only way to stop these people from playing Frogger. Not only will the fence cost $37,497,60, but relocating irrigation infrastructure will run a further $4,500, landscaping another $3,500, and project allowances $8,000. Put it all together, deduct the HST rebate, and we’re talking about a $50,000 fence. Is it just me, or does it seem absurd to spend $50,000 to keep people from being lazy? After all, that kind of money would fund Delta’s Extreme Weather Shelter for two years. Or pay two thirds of that contentious Fraser Valley Library fee increase. I’m sure you can think of more examples on your own. It isn’t that I’m trying to give the Corporation of Delta a hard time. On the contrary, I’m saying that the spending is there for all to see, from the useful to the laughably absurd. And that’s a good thing for you, the taxpayers.

Letters to the editor Fraser Surrey Docks perfect for coal Re: “Coal necessary, but not Evil”, South Delta Leader, Jan. 25, 2013 Your editorial on coal shipments through terminals in Metro Vancouver concluded that that the proposed coal handling facility at Fraser Surrey Docks makes “little sense socially or environmentally.” This simply is not the case. Fraser Surrey Docks is an experienced terminal operator. We’ve been operating here for more than 50 years, and we understand how important the Fraser River is both ecologically and as a working river. Safety is our number one priority, and we have the proven track record to back that up. The same care and safety that we apply to the shipping of other products at our terminal will be applied to shipping coal. Our proposed coal handling facilities would all be built within our existing footprint. Coal would be unloaded from railcars within a fully enclosed receiving area and transferred directly onto barges via covered conveyor system to eliminate dust. Unlike the other coal terminals in the region, no product would be stored on-site. We also understand the importance of being a good neighbour. That is why we’re fully committed to an open and transparent dialogue with our community. Last fall, we distributed project information to about 3,200 of our neighbours, inviting their input and letting them know how they can submit comments or questions. In addition we continue to meet with individuals and groups in the community. We see this as an exciting opportunity to strengthen Fraser Surrey Dock’s role as a key link in Canada’s Pacific Gateway and as an im-

portant contributor to our local and provincial economy. This project will deliver 50 more high-paying jobs to the 250 people we already employ at Fraser Surrey Docks. It will mean new tax revenues for the City of Surrey, which in turn helps fund much-needed services in the community. Jeff Scott President and CEO Fraser Surrey Docks

Keep coal out of the Fraser River Vancouver Port Metro are not satisfied in destroying the fish environment at Roberts Bank by not bridging the causeway to allow for the natural flow of tides and currents at the mouth of the Fraser River Estuary, they now want to place a coal pile miles up the Fraser River’s mouth to the Fraser Surrey Delta Docks and destroy the Fraser River Estuary ‘s very biodiversity that is so vital to the survival of the salmon fishery. What insanity! Bringing coal trains from the USA through White Rock across Boundary Bay and along the border of North Delta’s residential area to the their dock at the Fraser Surrey Docks. I was on Delta’s Council when they first brought coal trains across Delta to Roberts Bank and would have thought the locomotives were still burning coal, with the coal dust that came off the train cars. We fought hard to get them to recognize there was a problem and they alleviated to some extent by spraying the cars with water before they left the mine, but this would only last for a while until the cars dried out, then they tried another form of spray coating, which stopped most of it, but even to-day there is coal dust escaping from the cars. It was too expensive

Love for libraries I own a laptop and iPhone and still use the library weekly. Even in a two-income household, I couldn’t afford to buy every book I wish to read. I download FVRL audio books and borrow both fiction and non-fiction hardbacks. Without the library I’d only see the latest and greatest as promoted by a retailer’s top 10 list, I wouldn’t buy a book if I thought I might not like it, and I’d not read the range of magazines available without many personal subscriptions. To me, peace is reading a book, with real paper, while unplugged from technology. The library lets me do this. Lets hope we can keep them for a few more years. Janice Waterman Delta

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to put a lid on the cars and install silos to store the coal. Then you have the coal pile at Roberts Bank that spews it’s coal dust as far as the Point Roberts Marina on a stormy day. There a few if any crabs in the close vicinity of the coal pile and any that are caught in that area are generally infected with coal dust. They are about to spend millions more to try and prevent this from happening in an area that is somewhat isolated from the mainland. If this is a problem there, why would you put another coal pile right in the middle of a residential area and destroy it’s livability and the delicate ecosystem of the Fraser River Estuary that is the greatest salmon bearing river in the world and has recently been declared a world sanctuary under the Ramsar dedication? Will the powers that be not be satisfied until they have destroyed our very living environment? We must not let this happen. Douglas Massey Delta

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yes 18% no 81% CORRECTION: Incorrect results appeared in the Jan. 25 edition of the South Delta Leader for poll question: “At $3.2 million annually, is the Corporation of Delta spending too much money on library services?” The actual results were: Yes 11%, No 89%. The South Delta Leader apologizes for mistake and any confusion this may have caused.

Letters to the editor TFN development plans hypocritical We all acknowledge that the natives of Canada have been horribly treated over the centuries. That does not exempt them from public scrutiny. I surmise that many citizens of Delta resent the hypocrisy of the Tsawwassen band’s development plans. So many native leaders in Canada readily exploit the guilt of the majority to gain sympathy for their grievances. They are portrayed in the media as paragons of virtue with a monopoly on wisdom, pursuing the ideal mode of living in harmony with nature and, thus, are infallible. They are not. They are susceptible to corruption and errors of judgment like the rest of us. Industrial encroachment irreparably damaged the traditional economy of Canada’s natives. However, the Tsawwassen are not isolated (and they are not a nation in any practical sense) and should acknowledge that their plans, if implemented, will have deleterious effects upon Delta. If the Tsawwassen government cares about the land they would use it properly, otherwise they are devoid of integrity like so many politicians of every other race. Steven Austin Delta

Libraries still relevant, even for the young Re: “Councillor questions need for libraries in Delta,” South Delta Leader, Jan. 18, 2013. I was disappointed with the reasoning behind Councillor Paton’s musings on the validity of libraries. I am a 31-year-old library user and have benefited hugely from going into a library and picking out books to read from the time I was a young teenager. To be sure you can download the latest novel onto an e-reader but you still have to pay for it, not to mention the strain of staring at a screen for hours on end. Libraries also provide services which allow you to borrow movies and music, access books from other libraries and a place to spend countless hours exploring new worlds with your children. Importantly, there is also the communal aspect of a gathering place dedicated to the preservation of knowledge. If we want to say that is now the Internet, then I would say that we run a real risk of cocooning ourselves in a potentially parasitic and isolated environment. Spend money promoting libraries, don’t take it away from them. I went by the municipal hall a few months ago and it looked like there was hardly anyone in there. To follow Paton’s reasoning, perhaps we should close that down too. Ben Ewert Ladner

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fter years of investigation, Commissioner Wally Oppal released the Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry report, Forsaken in December 2012. The report was critical of police inaction during a time when it was apparent a serial killer was preying on women in the Downtown Eastside. The inquiry points to systemic flaws in policing that led to this tragedy and as result, Commissioner Oppal developed 63 recommendations to reduce the risk of history repeating itself. I agree with nearly every recommendation as they are a good starting point for dealing with the failures in policing. However, I disagree with the concept of creating a regional police force in Metro Vancouver and unfortunately, this single recommendation of 63 has become the focus of discussion in the media. I believe this is a distraction from what really needs to be addressed. I found Commissioner Oppal’s remarks on leadership to be compelling. He said that a major problem with the situation was that there was a “want of leadership” by the investigators; that it was not an issue of adequacy in leadership rather there was a total absence of it. Regionalization will not create leadership. Mr. Oppal suggests that Metro Vancouver is the only large city in the country without a regional force. This is simply not the case as a number of large municipalities have their own police force. There is also evidence to suggest that general amalgamation benefits core cities while suburbs and outlying areas suffer a distinct reduction in policing services. Other studies of Canadian cities that have undergone amalgamation showed evidence of higher costs, fewer police per capita, a reduction in service, no real change in crime rates and higher workloads for sworn officers. While I do maintain a strong position against wholesale regionalization, I believe strategic integration and regionalized specialized units along with proper oversight of the same are necessary in modern policing. The word “regionalization” is being tossed about without any real discussion as to what it may look like. In 2006, I developed a position on this topic in a paper entitled, “From Integration to Organization”. It lays out a strategy for dealing with higher level, complex policing needs by creating a British Columbia Specialized Policing Agency while leaving community-based policing and local priorities to individual municipalities. It is important that we examine what is broken in policing and develop strategies to deal with moving forward in an efficient and effective way. I have been accused of being ‘protectionist’ when speaking out against a regional police force. When I came to be chief in Delta, I committed to being the community’s police chief. I intend to ensure that the citizens of Delta continue to receive the best police services regardless of the changes that may lie ahead. If that makes me a protectionist, then so be it. -Jim Cessford is the chief of the Delta Police Department and a regular columnist with the South Delta Leader.

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Friday, Friday,February February 1, 1, 2013 2013  South South Delta Delta Leader Leader

Big health facility with a small town feel ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

If there’s a common thread when talking about Delta Hospital, it’s that it’s a big health facility with a small town feel to it. There are many reasons for that, from the fact it’s located on the rural edge of Ladner, employs health care professionals who live nearby, and enjoys passionate support from the community. “The people in the community are so supportive of their hospital,” says Stacey Boyda, individual giving manager at Delta Hospital Fo u n d a t i o n . “There’s a rich history of how the hospital actually came into existence.” In fact, the Hospital Foundation can be said to have grown from the same community spirit that built the hospital. The concept of a hospital in Ladner was first conceived in the 1960s by locals who wanted to take their families to an acute care facility in an emergency. By 1974, a proposal in support of a hospital in Delta was accepted by Delta’s council of the day and the Greater Vancouver Regional Hospital District Board. A 75-bed extended care unit was opened in 1977, and an emergency room, operating room, x-ray, laboratory, and support services opened three years later on Sept. 5, 1980. Many of those community members who helped fundraise for the hospital’s creation continued on by creating the Hospital Foundation, dedicated to raising money for the constant needs of the facility. “The community has been here from the beginning to enhance the programs we have, whether it be emergency services, the CT scanner we have, or the endoscopy clinic, they really are the ones

who bring better patient care to the hospital.” Dr. Michael Curry, a physician at Delta Hospital, says the hospital is so integrated into the community of Ladner that physicians can tell when a visiting patient is local. For a facility that serves a population of more than 100,000 residents, Delta Hospital is surprisingly small town. “We have their records here, we know who their physicians are, we communicate with their family physicians,” says Dr. Curry. “The ability to provide care close to home I think makes a real difference for the people who live near the Delta Hospital.” As chief of emergency medicine, Dr. Curry helps organize the division of labour for physicians in the hospital, and liaises with the Fraser Health Authority and hospital administration. But it is his work as a physician in the emergency ward that he enjoys the most. The unpredictability of the job means he’s always dealing with new people, new situations, and new problems to solve. Dr. Curry, who has been practising medicine for 11 years, decided to become a doctor to do good in the world. “A lot of jobs, unfortunately, involve trying to make money, and if you can do good along the way that’s great and obviously people enjoy that. But I think with medicine one of the nice things is that you’re generally pretty sure you’re trying to do a good thing most of the time.” Caleigh Goulding, a 19-yearold second year Health Sciences student at Simon Fraser University, will begin volunteering in the emergency ward next week. The Ladner resident has

❙ Clockwise from top: Nurses at work in Delta Hospital’s extended care unit; Caleigh Goulding is a 19-year-old volunteer at the hospital; Stacey Boyda works with individuals and donor groups for the Delta Hospital Foundation. Adrian MacNair photos been volunteering with the hospital for four years after first visiting patient in the Emergency Care Unit with her church. But it wasn’t enough for Goulding. “We were only there one Sunday a month and I thought I kind of want to be here more often. So I came in for an interview and started volunteering on a weekly basis.” Goulding began by providing coffee and tea for extended care patients. At first she was worried about making mistakes but her fears were quickly allayed. “It’s such a community here

with all the nurses. They’d say the cups are here, the coffee’s there, they’d come in and help me without me even asking to be helped.” After a couple of years she began doing individual, twohour visits with patients to provide them with some company, whether that be watching TV with them, reading, or helping them eat dinner. Many extended care patients are seniors with varying forms of dementia and communication can be a challenge, but Goulding enjoys her time with each one. “They’re a little bit more will-

ing to be open with you,” she says. “I find that these people just started as residents I was working with and have totally become friends. I can come in once a week and talk to them about my life and that’s really wonderful.” Goulding says she’s learned so much from the patients that it’s been life-changing. She also has a lot of fun in the process. “There was one resident here that I became very good friends with and she loved the show Storage Wars so much. She used to want to marry the character Barry Weiss so we’d spend our weeks plan-

ning her wedding,” she says laughing. Dr. Curry says with Metropolitan Vancouver’s ratio of hospital beds to population being among the worst in Canada, Delta Hospital fills a vital role for residents south of the Fraser River. That role was jeopardized in 2002 when the province downgraded Delta Hospital to a sub-acute facility in 2002 and tried to centralize services in Richmond and Surrey. Residents quickly organized to create the Save Delta Hospital Society and collected 31,000 names for a petition that pressured levels of government like Delta municipal council to take action. When the hospital was reinstated as an acute care facility in late 2008 Goulding says the sense of community was strengthened. “We’re so proud of Delta Hospital and what it’s accomplished and the fact that it’s still here,” she says. As a mother and Tsawwassen resident, Boyda says it’s nice to know the hospital is close by. “Because we’ve all—everyone in my family, with the exception of my little one— have been here to hospital, whether it’s the lab for medical imaging or the ER. So, it’s nice knowing it’s here and you don’t have to trek halfway across the country.” Even after the tape recorder is turned off and the notebook is packed away, Dr. Curry continues to talk about how much he enjoys his workplace. After working in most of the hospitals in Alberta and a fair number here in B.C., he says this one is his favourite. “I really enjoy the camaraderie among physicians, the quality of care is incredible, and there’s also a dedicated core of nurses, many of whom live in the community and have been working here a long time.”

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Hospitals are the heart of a community

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Between now and Feb. 28 the Delta Hospital Foundation is collecting stories and images about why people in the community love their hospital. For every piece submitted, MK Delta Lands Group will donate $100 to the Foundation.

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Hospitals are the heart and soul of a community. And like our community, our hospital is a part of all of us. If you were to ask almost anyone in North Delta, Tsawwassen or Ladner, the strongest impression they have Joanne Barnett of our hospital is the kindness of the people. From the dedicated medical team to the hundreds of selfless volunteers, Delta Hospital is a symbol of strength and caring for all of us. For the past seven years, everyone at MK Delta Lands has been enriched by our association with this community and this community’s hospital. We are honoured to have supported many of the successes of ‘the little hospital that could’ and are looking forward to the possibilities that the future will bring. These are exciting times for our hospital and we join all of you in recalling why “We love Delta Hospital.” Over the next few weeks, we know that the stories we hear will be touching, heartwarming and inspirational. With these stories, you may be taken back to a moment when someone at Delta Hospital was there for you at a difficult time. Take the time to share your story. By sharing these stories, we will be reminded of the commitment and dedication that shines bright at our hospital. Wherever MK Delta Lands Group develops communities, the hospital is prioritized because of its role in keeping families together as long as possible and in providing the best healthcare possible. MK Delta Lands Group President, Joanne Barnett

VICKI HUNTINGTON BRINGS VICKI HUNTINGTON BRINGS Vicki Huntington Brings Her HER CONSTITUENCY OFFICE TO HER CONSTITUENCY OFFICE TO constituency office to tHe TSAWWASSEN TSAWWASSEN RANDI MARGARIT ADMINISTRATIVE/MEDICAL STAFF ASSISTANT Working in my community hospital has been an incredible experience. To be able to be a small part of a large commitment towards patient quality care for this community has been rewarding and satisfying. On my many daily walks throughout the hospital I see the compassion and kindness that is extended to patients and family members and I believe this is the heart of the hospital, the common thread which makes us the “little engine that could. • Above: Randi Margarit (left) and Tammy Mack at the Moonlight Gala.

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Ours to preserve by hand and heart. Delta continues to pursue opportunities to protect its natural areas, with Delta Council recently approving the addition of 1,000 acres into the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area for preservation. Healthy wetlands, and the water they are providing, are vital for life and its diversity.

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Friday, Friday,February February 1, 1, 2013 2013  South South Delta Delta Leader Leader

Noisy frogs one case of no-call-too-small policing Local attention would suffer under regional force: Delta ❙ Jeff Nagel reporter

“The advantages of a regional force go only to the big cities,” she said. A mayor of a smaller city might never be able to phone up the regional police chief to ask for a particular policing priority, Jackson said, while back in Delta, her council can fire Cessford if things “go badly.” And she predicted community policing buy-in would evaporate under a regional force – volunteers and reserve officers wouldn’t sign up. Missing Women inquiry head Wally Oppal called last month for a regional police force and said serial killer Robert Pickton would have been caught sooner – saving lives – had one been in place years ago. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson endorsed a regional force Tuesday and gave the idea a further push when he said it should be a provincial election issue. Oppal argued only a regional force can ensure a unified command structure and avoid the poor coordination and

finger-pointing that plagued the Pickton investigation. Cessford takes issue with some of those claims. “Regionalization does not create leadership,” he said, although he conceded he’d probably push for a regional force as well if he were Vancouver’s chief. “I’m not sure what’s in it for Delta,” he added. Cessford and Jackson said they’d support a variation of regional policing that merges homicide squads and other integrated specialized policing units into a single regional specialty force but preserves the local police service. Asked how much of a premium her taxpayers pay for an independent force operating under no-call-too-small directives, Jackson said what’s important are the results and residents’ sense of safety. “People have never complained about the amount of money we are putting into policing.”

But Jackson promises community meetings to consider regional policing and determine whether residents’ back her approach. Justice Minister Shirley Bond recognized the “strongly held views” on both sides of the regionalization debate. But she also emphasized the advances in integration between municipal and RCMP forces, covering everything from gang crime to child exploitation and forensics. “The evolution of policing didn’t stand still after what happened with the tragedy of missing and murdered women,” Bond said. “I don’t want that to be lost in this discussion. There is not a completely siloed approach to policing in the Lower Mainland that some would have you believe.” Municipal forces police Vancouver, West Vancouver, Port Moody, New Westminster, Delta and Abbotsford, while all other cities have RCMP detachments.

Delta’s mayor and police chief struck back Thursday at calls from Vancouver for a regional police force with examples of the no-calltoo-small policing style they say their community cherishes. And for Chief Jim Cessford, it doesn’t get smaller than the time he sent reluctant officers to a call about loud frogs ribbeting noisily in one man’s backyard. They arrived to find the caller in “dire need” of psychiatric treatment. He got help and Cessford counts it as a local policing win – he imagines the same man, ignored, walking into a restaurant with a gun. “If you don’t sweat the little things, they become the big things,” Cessford said. “I’d prefer to deal with the noisy frog complaint, quite frankly, rather than a Newtown massacre.” Delta Police visited one home in North Delta 250 times in a single year to respond to complaints about loud parties and barking dogs, he added. “We put the pressure on, we problem solved and these people left,” Cessford said. Police calls in Delta have fallen more than 40 per cent since 1995 –  a plunge Cessford attributes in large part to Junior Curling Rocks Accent lighting Rural health clinics the focus on local policin Zimbabwe through at Tunnel Town in Diefenbaker Park MC Jackson Davies ing, even though crime Curling Club Path to Health has generally trended downward across B.C. Junior Curling Rocks Accent lighting Rural health clinics in Zimbabwe through at Tunnel Town in Diefenbaker Park in recent years. Curling Club Path to Health Delta Mayor Lois JackJunior Curling Rocks Accent lighting Rural health clinics son predicts a regionin Zimbabwe through at Tunnel Town in Diefenbaker Park al force would deplete Curling Club Path to Health Delta of Rural the boots on clinics Junior Curling Rocks Accent lighting health the ground to deliver through at Tunnel Town in Zimbabwe in Diefenbaker Park no-call-too-small Curling Club Path to policHealth ing. “What is in it for my Earlybird Tickets people?” she asked. “It would be taking our resources and putting them into Vancouver. $85 after Feb 1 The small things would not be cared for, there’s no question about that.” Earlybird Tickets Jackson cited the experience with regionalization in Halifax and Ottawa, adding that led to fewer officers in $85 after Feb 1 many areas and lower service levels.

❙ Delta Police Chief Jim Cessford and Delta Mayor Lois Jackson spoke out last week against the concept of a regional police force for Metro Vancouver. Adrian MacNair photo

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ne of the most difficult aspects of aging is losing self-sufficiency, whether that be transportation, work, or even dabbling in the kitchen. That’s why Meals on Wheels, cooked and prepared at KinVillage in Tsawwassen, helps bring nutritious meals to seniors with mobility problems. “They can’t just jump in the car and get groceries whenever they need to,” says Veena Thompson, manager of support services at KinVillage. That’s why Thompson, who has self-published two cook books and is a red seal chef, recommends simple recipes for seniors, to limit the amount of time they’re on their feet in the kitchen.

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Though it may sound like a breakfast meal, “deluxe” scrambled eggs fits the bill at any time of day. Eggs and cheese gives protein, while the ingredients can be pretty much anything you’d have on a slice of pizza. Conveniently, those ingredients are usually things people have handy in the fridge. You can use diced tomatoes, black olives, spinach, ham, feta cheese, or onions. “Use anything, even leftover chicken,” says Thompson. “If there’s a caregiver or family member they can help make this simple recipe and then that’s one less step that needs to be done.” The bonus to cooking deluxe scrambled eggs or omlettes is there’s less washing up to do afterward.

You only need a bowl to mix the ingredients, a frying pan, and a plate to eat it on. Thompson says she understands and sympathizes with seniors who love cooking and aren’t able to do it anymore. “You still have that passion to make things that people enjoy,” she says. But for those seniors who can’t, Meals on Wheels is there to help. For more information, call Deltassist at 604-946-9526.


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new family Day public holiday, the Delta Libraries are holding a Family Appreciation Day. The staff would like to offer cake to their many valued families who call the Ladner Pioneer Library or the Tsawwassen Library their own. Cake will be served between 3 and 5 p.m.

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New year, new attitude? 2013 is already shaping up to be a year of change for UBC student Ben Duenas. After spending most of his days during the last few years in a classroom, the chemical engineering student is looking to make some changes in his life. "While going to school full time, I didn't have time to exercise," said Duenas. "I've made it my New Year's resolution to get out there and try new things." The 23-year-old, who was cooling down after a short workout at Bear Creek Park in Surrey, also wants to rev up his social life. "I've been sitting in class far too long, so I just signed up for jiu-jitsu and ballroom dancing," Duenas said. "I hope to meet new people outside the classroom." For Sukhmani Pannu, also 23, getting in shape and staying in shape has become her goal for this year. She has already made some changes to the way she eats. "I found that I used to have a meal [web-extra around 6:30 or 7 p.m. every night, but now I eat earlier, around 5 p.m. and then have a small salad." The strategy seems to be working, [web-extra Pannu said, as she's already dropped 20 pounds. A recent poll of Lower Mainland residents, however, shows Duenas [more-online and Pannu may be in the minority. Results of an Ipsos Reid survey (commissioned by Fitness Town Surrey) released last month indicate just video-online] 14 per cent of people actually made New Year's fitness-related resolutions last year. And of those who did, about two-thirds stuck to them.

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Those who abandoned their healthy plans listed lack of motivation, laziness, and lack of time as their top reasons for abandoning their good intentions. When asked what would motivate them to continue with keep-fit resolutions, survey respondents said having more time would help, as would personal support from a trainer or nutritionist, or having someone to work out with. Others people said more money – to buy equipment or for a gym membership – might prompt them to exercise, as would a better schedule (such as a more flexible work timetable) or having a regular schedule or fitness program created for them. When asked how often they engage in sports or other exercise, just 20 per cent of poll respondents said they exercised between five and seven times a week, while 40 per cent said two to four times a week was average for them. About four per cent said they never exercise. Of those who do exercise, almost 70 per cent agreed they do so to lose weight. Also included in the survey results were questions about eating during the Christmas holidays. While 71 per cent admit they overindulged, 63 per cent said they felt guilty about it. For Pannu, it doesn't matter what the statistics show, she said she just wants to get healthy – and look good. "I want to be a fitness trainer, so I need to have a six-pack," she said. For more information or to apply to become the Green Fighters challenger for your community, check out

It’s a new year, and now it’s time for a new lifestyle. Black Press has partnered with Kin’s Farm Market to launch the Green Fighters Challenge in 13 communities in the Lower Mainland, which will follow participants over several months as they change their life and get healthy. One person will be chosen from each participating community to make a change and win prizes. The grand prize will be a cruise for two from Cruise Experts, along with weekly prizes and challenges. But it’s not just the participants who will be able to win. Canadian Tire will provide prizes for readers as well. Check out the Green Fighters website at www.kinsgreenfighters. com to follow the participants’ progress and share your thoughts about how you are eating better and getting fit yourself for 2013. The site will regularly include recipes, special offers and tips for making a change, whether it’s to your diet or fitness level.


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Delta company fills big military contracts ❙ Adrian MacNair REPORTER

A Delta company has announced a $4.7 million shipment of power conversion products to an American military equipment manufacturer in Maryland. Analytic Systems will supply the power conversion technology for the AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems’ Shadow, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. “This project started off fairly simple but rapidly grew to a full-fledged military development program,” said Analytic Systems president Jim Hargrove. AAI contacted Analytic five years ago to work on the design, build, and testing of lithium-ion battery units for use in UAVs. The power system is comprised of power

supplies, inverters, voltage converters, and battery chargers. “The first production units of this largest order in company history will begin shipping in February. At the same time our R&D department is already working on the next generation of this system,” Hargrove said. Analytic Systems was founded by Jim’s father, Lloyd Hargrove, in Vancouver in 1976. He passed away in 2009, just as the company moved into its Delta location, which now employs 76 skilled workers. “One of the differences between us and a lot of the other companies in the high technology industry in British Columbia is we manufacture here,” said Hargrove. He said Analytic is working on another project for the U.S. military that is saving lives in areas of armed conflict. The company was approached by Michi-

gan Technical University three years ago for a specialized charger for a counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) system to be fitted to a mine-resistant armor protected vehicle (MRAV). The U.S. Army uses MRAVs in many deployments where IEDs and land mines pose a constant danger for military and civilian personnel, most notably Afghanistan. “Last March this program came to life almost overnight and we built 400 of these chargers in only two months for the Anniston Army Depot in Louisiana,” he said. Hargrove said he believes the future is headed toward a fully electric economy, and that power conversion technology companies like Analytic will become increasingly in demand, generating highly skilled jobs and high wages for British Columbians.

Local interior designer wins gold ❙ Staff writer

Local interior designer Sarah Gallop was recently awarded three National Association of Home Builders Best in American Living Awards. Gallop was part of the team responsible for a custom home on Gambier Island. The home won gold in the “Green Built Home” and “International, Single Family” categories, as well as silver for “Single Family One-of-a-Kind Home up to 4,000 square feet.” Gallop was responsible for the home’s

interior design. The awards were announced at the International Builders’ Show on Jan. 23, in Las Vegas. Gallop will be appearing at the BC Home and Garden Show at BC Place to speak on the HGTV main stage as an expert on how to use the spaces you have efficiently, alongside Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV’s Leave it to Bryan, and Paul Lafrance, host of HGTV’s Decked Out. Gallop will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, and 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22.

❙ A worker at Tilbury’s Analytic Systems constructs equipment to be used by the US military. Adrian MacNair photo

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Delta lags behind in walkability rankings ❙ Staff writer

While Vancouver has been named Canada’s most walkable city by Seattle-based Walk Score, Delta lags far behind. The website compares restaurants, shops and other amenities near a neighbourhood and gives it a walkability score from 0 to 100 to indicate how much can reasonably be accomplished on foot. Vancouver got a score of 78 in the first-ever rankings, ahead of Toronto at 71 and Montreal at 70. However, Delta only scored 51.9, well below most other Metro Vancouver cities. North Vancouver scored 73.3, White Rock got 72 and New Westminster got 70. Surrey and Port Coquitlam both ranked lower than Delta, with scores of 51.2 and 46.6, respectively. For the full list or to search a particular address or neighbourhood, see The Canadian Real Estate Association’s realtor. ca website now incorporates Walk Score rankings into its listings because home buyers and renters increasingly want to use it to gauge what’s near a prospective home.

New call for smoke-free outdoor spaces The province should ban smoking in all patios, parks and playgrounds to reduce second-hand

smoke exposure outdoors, according to the Canadian Cancer Society. It made the call Jan. 20, arguing the patchwork of differing municipal regulations is not strong enough. “We know that smokefree outdoor places increase the motivation for smokers to quit or cut back,” society CEO Barbara Kaminsky said. It’s not clear how such a policy would be enforced. Metro Vancouver in 2011 banned smoking in most areas of its regional parks. That policy still left designated areas open for smoking and emphasized education rather than fines for violators. Smoking rates in B.C. are already the lowest in Canada at 14 per cent.

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Only Hong Kong is worse, at 13.5, while cities that rated slighly better included Sydney, Australia (8.3), San Francisco and London (both at 7.8). Canadian cities overall averaged 4.5. Most of the cities compared are in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada. The Demographia study said Vancouver’s “grossly overvalued market” moderated somewhat from last year, resulting in a drop in the median multiple from 10.6 in 2012. The study blames urban containment policies – such as Metro Vancouver’s regional growth strategy and B.C.’s Agricultural Land Reserve –  for driving prices too high.

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Metro Region unaffordable: study An annual survey has again ranked Metro Vancover as the second least affordable place to buy a home out of more than 300 cities. The Demographia study calculates a “median multiple” to measure housing affordability for each metro area by dividing the median home price by the median household income. Metro Vancouver’s multiple is 9.5 – meaning the typical home costs nearly 10 times the typical household’s income. Demographia considers anything over 5.0 to be “severely unaffordable.”

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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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Pacers 4th at Kushnir tourney ❙ Staff writer

❙ Bowen Bakken of the Delta Pacers (in white) drives around guard Riley Davis of the Robert Bateman Secondary Timberwolves Saturday at the Bill Kushnir Memorial Basketball Tournament, held at Delta Secondary. The Pacers won the game by a score of 61-46. Jim Kinnear photo

The Delta Pacers took fourth place at the Bill Kushnir Memorial Basketball Tournament, hosted at the Ladner high school last week. The Pacers opened the tournament with a slim 71-75 defeat to Port Moody’s Heritage Woods Secondary on Thursday, before bouncing back Friday with 68-57 win over Richmond’s McMath. The win put Delta through to the fourthplace game, where they soundly defeated Robert Bateman Secondary of Abbotsford by a score of 61-46. Ryan Cowley led Pacers scorers with 16 points, while Bowen Bakken and Evan Messenger each had 13 points. The Yale Lions, the No. 1-ranked AAA team in the province, won the tournament title with a 81-64 win over Tamanawis in the final. After five game of AAA Fraser Valley South West league play, the Pacers have a 3-2 record, good for a share of sixth place in the 11-team division.

❙ Hurry hard Sean Bieghton (left) and Philip Tilker of Seatlle’s Clark rink compete in the Tunnel Town Curling Club’s men’s A bonspiel final on Sunday. The American rink came away with the tournament title and their share of the largest cash purse in the Lower Mainland. Jim Kinnear photo

Storm girls impress south of the border The South Delta Storm Female Atom C1 hockey team participated in the 2013 Arctic Blast Hockey Tournament, hosted by the Seattle Junior Hockey Association, becoming the first all-girls hockey team to play the atom boys contest. Although they did not win any games, the team was the talk of the tournament and much to the surprise of many, the girls held their own and put a scare into some of the boys teams. In all three of their round robin games, the Storm scored first. Their first game against Semiahmoo C8, was

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ParkLane’s waterfront River District wins international award

Setting a Gold standard ParkLane Homes is celebrating River District’s Gold win for Best Presentation Centre at The Nationals, an awards program presented by the National Association of Home Builders. The awards are the largest of their kind in North America and include submissions from North and South America and Asia. “We are proud to accept The Nationals’ Best Presentation Centre Gold Award for River District Centre,” says ParkLane’s Chief Operating Officer Ben Taddei. “This unique and innovative Centre is transforming River District into an animated and vibrant place with a real sense of community

only two years into construction.” River District is located on southeast Vancouver’s waterfront. Once completed, it will cover 130 acres and include 7,000 homes, shops, restaurants, schools, daycares and parks. The River District Centre holds the presentation centre, Romer’s Burger Bar and a community centre. “River District is a unique project, not just to the immediate community, but to all of Vancouver,” says Taddei. “To receive international accolades puts both River District and Vancouver in the spotlight.” For more information, visit or call 604-431-5594.

surrounding area is just a few minutes away. Education is available at Douglas College’s David Lam campus and at the elementary and secondary schools in the neighbourhood. When it’s some outdoor exercise you’re in the mood for, Town Centre Park and Lafarge Lake are right outside, perfect for a run or cycle, and if golf is more your speed, Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club is a few minutes away as well. The Evergreen Cultural Centre features travelling art exhibits, plays and other

cultural activities, for those nights when you are in the mood for a bit of culture. The homes at Tamarack are movein ready, which is a great feature for potential buyers. “You can walk through a home that you can actually purchase,” Liljedahl says. Homes at Tamarack start at $279,900. For more information, visit tamarack or call 604-552-3003.

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Polygon Homes is building on its reputation for quality homes with Tamarack, its newest condominum development in Coquitlam’s Dayanee Springs community. With amazing features, a convenient location and plenty of amenities, it’s easy to imagine calling Tamarack home. “It is literally almost impossible to choose my favourite part,” says sales manager Theresa Liljedahl says. “There are so many perfect things about it.” One of those perfect things is the amazing natural views from every home. Depending on where you are in the building, your new home will either look out at Mount Baker or at Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain. “The views are fantastic,” Liljedahl says. Each home features an outdoor balcony or patio, with some groundlevel homes including a private yard. Even when the weather outside isn’t so great, the huge windows in your home will let the natural light pour in. Inside, polished granite countertops and flat-panel laminate cabinetry in the kitchen is complemented by the stainless-steel appliances and warm wood laminate flooring, which continues into the other living areas. A full-height pantry is offered in some homes, which adds more storage space to a kitchen that is already wonderful. A breakfast bar perfect for a quick bite in the morning or gathering around during a dinner party is also an integral part of most of the homes. The luxury continues in the spa-like bathrooms, with their gorgeous marble or quartz countertops and laminate cabinetry. Most homes include double sinks, which are a masterstroke of convenience for couples, and a deep soaker tub in the ensuite. A ceramic tile tub and shower surround with mosaic glass tile accents is clean and elegant, while the full-width vanity mirror is complemented by soothing lighting that will never put you in a bad light. The two-bedroom homes are spacious and inviting, with thoughtfully designed floorplans that are great for couples, young families and roommates. “Polygon can design a layout that is very attractive,” Lilejedahl says. “They’ve perfected the plans to give you the most usable space.” Tamarack is the final phase in Polygon’s Dayanee Springs community, and homeowners will be able to take

It is literally almost impossible to choose my favourite part,” says Tamarack sales manager Theresa Liljedahl. advantage of everything that is already in place, including the gorgeous Timbers Club. The club includes an outdoor pool, whirlpool spa and kids club, a furnished terrace with a large barbecue, a fully equipped fitness studio and a great room that is perfect for entertaining with its stone-clad fireplace, lounge seating and billiard table. It also holds a pet spa area, screening room and many other things. “We’ve had weddings there, bridal showers, everything,” says Liljehdahl. “You don’t have to entertain at home if you have a group of people over.” If you want to venture off the property, shopping and dining at Coquitlam Centre mall and its

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WANTED: Woman over 65, live-in housekeeper for light duties to live up north. Companion for future cruises. Please send photo & a little about yourself & I will do the same. Box 208, Clinton, B.C. V0K 1K0

Do you receive, or have you received, health care from a BC Nurse Practitioner? Researchers from UVic’s School of Nursing want to learn how you feel about care provided by nurse practitioners.


$449 CABO SAN LUCAS, ALL INCLUSIVE SPECIAL! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! 888-4819660

OPENING SOON IN MARCH Kids R First Childcare 4750 - 57th Street (Delta Manor Education Centre) Preschool, Daycare, Spring Break & Summer Camp Open 6:30am - 6:30pm 604-781- 4231 / 778-895-0007

Participation in this study means completing a short survey either by mail or telephone. To learn more and sign-up for the study, please contact Joanne Thompson Research Assistant at or 250-721-7964 University of Victoria School of Nursing


LOST DOG JORDY New confirmed sighting January 8 at Diefenbaker Park in Twassawsen. Jordy resembles a very shy small fox. Is wearing a blue collar; but the ID tags are now gone. If you have seen “Jordy” please call ASAP with details (date, time & location of sighting). 604-9469968 or 604-454-4257






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Friday, February 1, 2013 South Delta Leader







EXP CLASS 1 TEAM DRIVERS Earn up to $6500/mo. Send resumes Fax:604-598-3497

STEEL FABRICATOR & WELDER Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. IEM has an attractive remuneration package including an employee ownership program.

Steel Fabricator The successful candidate will have at least 5 years experience as a steel fabricator.

TEAM DRIVERS Wanted Team Drivers required for regular USA runs. Must have 2 years mountain and highway experience and a clean drivers abstract. $22.50 per hour. Fax resume to Blue Trans Logistics at 604-558-3213.



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

Welder The successful candidate will have at least 5 years welding experience and at least 3 years of CWB certification using metalcore wire for structural steel fabrication.



To apply submit resume by Email to: or fax to: 604-513-9905 TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/ Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.


Advertising Sales Representative The Surrey Leader has an opening for an experienced Advertising Sales Representative. By joining the number one community newspaper serving Surrey/North Delta, you can realize your full potential while contributing to one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. The team environment at The Leader will inspire you to the highest level of customer partnership and reward your motivated approach to excellence. The ideal candidate will have experience, be a strong communicator, well organized, self motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. A car and a valid driver’s license is required. The Leader is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private independent newspaper company with more than 100 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Send your resume with cover letter by February 8th, 2013. Jim Mihaly The Surrey Leader #200-5450 152nd Street, Surrey, BC V3S 5J9

Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051. Richmond manufacturer requires an INDUSTRIAL SEWER with exp on industrial straight stitch and serger machines. Exp w/Fabric Cutting a plus. Hours are M to F - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Above min. wages offered plus Extended Healthcare pkg Please forward resume by email, or fax 604-274-3627


MAID Natural Cleaning Ltd. is looking for a new member to join our team as a Cleaning Supervisor. $18/hr, FT, various shifts (day, eve, weekend). Must be willing to travel. Own vehicle and driver’s license is required. Duties: give estimates, receive payment, make sure standards have been met, hire and train new staff, supervise staff, communicate with contracted staff, basic budget planning. Requirements: secondary school and 1-2 yrs exp. as a cleaning supervisor. PLEASE EMAIL only: WE require an experienced Crane Truck driver with a clean driving record. A mechanical aptitude is also a must for this role. Our progressive company offers a great extended medical and dental package, uniforms and all necessary safety gear to ensure employee safety. The ideal candidate possesses SMITH Driver training but we may be willing to train the right individual. Possession of H2S Alive, WHMIS, TDG, First Aid would be an asset. A road test and capabilities evaluation will be a component of our interview process. Apply with your up-to-date resume and current NSC drivers abstract at

CIRCFLOATER NEEDED 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. Please forward your resume to: This is an excellent Circulation Manager, opportunity for an individual South Delta Leader looking to supplement #7 – 1363 56th Street, their income. 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 wil be contacted.

carriers NEEDED

Tsawwassen 112 1 Ave, 1A Ave, 2 Ave, 49 St, English Bluff Rd, Murphy Dr - 61 117 1 Ave, 55A St, 56 St, Diefenbaker Wynd, Summer Way, Wallace Ave - 82 217 3 Ave, 67 St, 67A St, Centennial Prkwy - 120 207 Duncan Dr, Enderby Ave, Farrell Ave, Gillespie Rd, Morris Crs, Whitcomb Pl - 82 410 12 Ave, 13A Ave, 53A St, 55 St, malibu Pl, Malvern Pl - 61 Ladner 503 - Admiral Blvd, Clipper Rd, Commodore Dr, Frigate Rd, Galleon Pl, Windjammer Rd - 115 701 - 45 Ave, 52A St, 53 St, Laburnum Park Pl, Oak Pl - 154


Call or email the circulation dept. at 604.948.3640 ext.125 or email



Wild and Crazy, Can’t Be Lazy

$440/wk, up to $800/wk Must like loud Music & Travel Outgoing ppl only and avail immediately call today,start tomorrow!

Cindy 604-777-2195 160



Required for Maple Ridge roofing co. Previous experience is an asset, not necessary - willing to train. Wages Commensurate with Experience. Fax resume 604.462.9859 or e-mail - or Call: Sue 604.880.9210 ATTN: COMPUTER WORK. Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 part-time to $7, 500/month full-time. Training provided;



EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Caterpillar Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. High school diploma, mechanical aptitude required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning.. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-9997882;

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: or fax 604.599.5250

PUT POWER INTO your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. On-campus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882;

PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: or fax 780-955-HIRE.



Fast Paced, dynamic shops

DUTIES INCLUDE: • Maintenance & Repairs • Diagnostics Of Trucks, Trailers, Forklifts & Hydraulics • Reporting • Inventory Control

QUALIFICATIONS: • Strong Command Of The English Language • 3rd or 4th yr. Apprentices • Certified Journeymen • Driver’s Licence • Self-Starter WE OFFER:

• Industry Leading Remuneration Packages • Full Benefits • Pension Plan

Please e-mail resumes:

or Fax: (1)604.534.3811 SHORE MECHANIC – F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast

WE require a ticketed, experienced Heavy Duty Mechanic for our busy Surrey shop. Experience in Hydraulics, electrical troubleshooting as well as heavy industrial equipment repair is required. Welding and Manitowoc crane experience would be an asset. Self motivated and a strong sense of safety awareness is also required. Our progressive company offers a very competitive wage and benefits package and all necessary safety gear to ensure employee safety. Email resume to

South Delta Leader Friday, February 1, 2013 PERSONAL SERVICES 172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS A23





PETS 477



BORDER COLLIE X, born Dec 5th, ranch raised, getting lots of atten. $350. Carol 604-316-4668 or email:

Specializing in Palm, Tarot Cards, Crystal Ball Readings. Reunites loved ones Solve all problems of life.

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

One visit will amaze you! Call today for a better tomorrow. *NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL* 3 Readings for $45.

604-653-5928 182


C & C Electrical Mechanical • ELECTRICAL • FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • HVAC GAS FITTING *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS ALWAYS GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs, 20 yrs exp. Rain or shine.7dys/wk.Simon 604-230-0627

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Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle?

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


CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540. DENIED CANADA PENSION plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-7933222.



Reliable Work - Res. & Comm.

Mike 604-789-5268



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



604-537-4140 GET the BEST for your MOVING From $40/hr Licensed & Insured Senior Discount 778-773-3737 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.



RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!


Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865) 338

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988



FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077 Local gas ‘A’ ďŹ tter / plumber Lic/Insured/ Senior disc.

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 10% OFF with this AD

Competitive rates. Pipe / Toilet sink/faucet

H/W tank / furnace / boiler


Replace/repair/maintenance Any Plumbing/heating jobs.

Call Red: 604-771- 4077 Precision 1 Plumbing & Heating Licensed ~ Insured. Hot water tanks, service, renos. Contact Rick 604-809-6822



BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $700. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls

604.948.5450 `

Quality service in South Delta since 1997 REAL ESTATE 639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Purebred Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab puppies.1st shots, vet checked. Ready. $625. 604-850-5477.

DifďŹ culty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663


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


• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331 *NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379









TOWNHOUSES 2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available


Private yard, carport or double garage. Located on No. 1 & Steveston, No. 3 & Steveston. Landscape and maintenance included.



Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246

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


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



Available Immediately. Located in central Richmond, close to all amenities & No. 5 Rd. Rent includes heat and hot water. Sorry no pets.

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



1 & 2 Bdrms


THE ONE, THE ONLY authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-theart training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1-888999-7882;



EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Other Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed.


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MATTRESSES starting at $99



2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246


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SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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

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

STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • CertiďŹ ed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~


NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

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


ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blue, 9 wks, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done $800 (604)308-5665

YORKSHIRE Terrier pups, 3 males, ckc reg, micro-chipped, champion lines, (604)858-9758

Local & Long Distance From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

!  !   ! 

German Shepherd pups, ckc reg, vet check, 1st shots, own both parents, gd tempered, farm & family raised in country, make a good guard dog and family pet. $1000. 604-796-3026, no sunday calls

YORKIE X POMERANIAN. Two females, all shots, vet checked, dewormed. $500. 604-504-5438.


No Credit Checks!



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

Cash same day, local office.


PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating. Lic. & Ins. h/w tanks, service, renos. No hst. Rick 604-809-6822

Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969

Borrow Up To $25,000 604-777-5046



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




The Scrapper



LUXURY Condo in Abbotsford..14th Floor. Wrap around South E/W view spans 270*. 3 BR. 3 Bath. 3 Balc 2475 Sq.Ft. spacious Beauty PH style., 604-807-5341- $589,000



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CHILLIWACK WAREHOUSE 6,600sf. or 5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. 12,000sf. @ $4.25sf. 3 phase & single phase power. 3 bay doors 12 x 12. (604)941-2959




FOR RENT. 1/2 duplex residence, located close to Blundell Centre mall. 2 bedrooms. Front yard, back yard, single garage. $1,300 per month. No smoking. No pets. Available for Feb. 1st. Call Albert at Dorset Realty to view (604) 7657513.

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Friday, February 1, 2013

South Delta Leader

Business ❙ P15

Face to face ❙ P7

One MP to represent entire municipality

New DHF director has big plans for hospital

YOUR NEW BACKYARD Presentation Centre and Model Homes opening soon.

» Close to Ladner Village

» Local leisure

» Oceanside lifestyle



Tilbury firm supplies US military

New riding for Delta ❙ P3

FriDay ∙ February 1 ∙ 2013 ❙

No jail for former city engineer in sex assault A former senior manager with the Municipality of Delta will not be going to prison for an indecent assault that took place in Manitoba in 1973. Cleo Faus (Kip) Gaudry was handed an 18-month conditional sentence last Thursday ( Jan. 24) in Vancouver Supreme Court. It was the third sex crime conviction for Gaudry, who worked for the municpality from 2001 to 2009.

» Masters-on-the-main

❙ See Story, P.4

The Most Livable New Community only 30 minutes from Vancouver.

The ocean is your backyard. A dream

Visit our website to register, or call

come true. Tsawwassen Shores is a new


Single Family Homes from $489,900.

masterplanned community, with masterson-the-main, townhomes and condos – and

Casino bound for TFN?

Tsawwassen First Nation is being considered for the site of a new $100 million casino and entertainment complex, after it was rejected by the City of Surrey. There would be little the Corporation of Delta could do to oppose the development, as TFN operates much as a municipality with its own powers.

a new destination shopping village. Only 19 single family homes in Phase One. This is not an offering for sale. An offering for sale can only be made after filing a disclosure statement. Photos and renderings are representational only. E&OE.

Act now, they will sell quickly.

❙ See Story, P.5

seafair realty an independent member broker

Looking for a job that doesn’t bite?

Pacers 4th at tourney


The Delta Pacers took fourth place at the Bill Kushnir Memorial Basketball Tournament, hosted at the Ladner high school last week, beating Robert Bateman Secondary of Abbotsford in their ❙ See Story, final game by a score of 61-46. P.17

CLIENT: Aquilini

PROJECT: Tsawwassen Shores

Consider being an independent news carrier for Black Press. You will earn extra dollars getting exercise to deliver an award winning community newspaper to the homes in your neighbourhood. Call Kristene for more information 604.948.3640 ext 125




SIZE: 10.3” x 7”



❙ Hospital at the heart of Delta

Dr. Michael Curry is one of hundreds of employees and volunteers who help keep Delta Hospital beating P.10

Aloha sen a Ts wwaiosns... Collisodbye ...Go hield Winds ip Ch


17-1835 56th St. Tsawwassen (Behind McDonalds)

South Delta Leader, February 01, 2013  

February 01, 2013 edition of the South Delta Leader

South Delta Leader, February 01, 2013  

February 01, 2013 edition of the South Delta Leader