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Business ❙ P17

Face to Face ❙ P7

Residents upset by local farm’s air cannons

Matt McCoy’s hockey days inspire new book



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Delta-South MLA Vicki Huntington is criticizing the B.C. government for delaying the environmental assessment for Vancouver International Airport’s fuel delivery project until after the spring election. On Monday, Environment Minister Terry Lake suspended the environmental assessment of the controversial jet fuel pipeline until the summer, the second time he has done so. ❙ See story, P.3


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A Ladner high school teacher who had sexual assault charges against him stayed is now suing the Corporation of Delta for damages, alleging negligence by police investigators. Robin J. Wait was charged in November 2011 with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference of a grade eight student at Delta Secondary, but those charges were stayed last August after the Crown decided there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction.

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Huntington slams delay on jet fuel assessment South Delta MLA accuses government of stalling until after the election ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

Delta-South MLA Vicki Huntington is criticizing the B.C. government for delaying the environmental assessment for Vancouver International Airport’s fuel delivery project until after the spring election. On Monday, Environment Minister Terry Lake suspended the environmental assessment of the controversial jet fuel pipeline until the summer, the second time he has done so. “After a six month delay, we had a right to expect an end to this disastrous south arm fuel terminal proposal,” said Huntington in a statement released Tuesday (Feb. 26). “Instead, the government issues a statement saying they need to study more information. All I can say is if they haven’t figured that out by now, this province is in deep trouble.” The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC), a consortium of commercial airlines, wants to build a marine terminal on the south bend of the Fraser River. The proposal would give airlines access to fuel transported by barges to the terminal and then pumped to the airport via an underground pipeline. Lake said the province is now consulting an independent expert to ensure B.C.’s interests are met in the current environmental review, which began in 2009. Ministry officials will also attend a three-day symposium running March 25-27 that will bring together experts in land-based spill response. Citizens’ groups opposing the project like VAPOR argue barges transporting fuel on the river would threaten the fragile and ecologically sensitive estuary. “We cannot hide our delight and sense of accomplishment with this latest suspension by Minister Lake,” said Carol Day and Otto Langer of VAPOR in a statement released Tuesday. VAPOR has argued in favour of a land-based pipeline option that would eliminate the risk of an oil spill in the Fraser River. VAFFC also responded to the government’s news late Monday with a statement. “The safety and environmental protection on the Fraser River is a top priority,” said Adrian Pollard, project director. “We understand that before the government makes a decision on our project, it wants to complete work that it began last year on spill response regimes covering land-based spills and marine spills that may impact B.C. shorelines.” Last year, Huntington delivered a 5,000-signature petition to the B.C. legislature opposing the fuel terminal. “We need to set limits to risk,” said Huntington. “Navigating fuel on such a large scale through the environmentally-fragile Fraser River delta is a recipe for ecological disaster.”

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DSS teacher sues after sex assault charges dropped ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

A Ladner high school teacher who had sexual assault charges against him stayed is now suing the Corporation of Delta for damages, alleging negligence by police investigators. Robin J. Wait was charged in November 2011 with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference of a grade eight student at Delta Secondary, but those charges were stayed last August after the Crown decided there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction. “I can’t comment on it right now because there’s still other matters that I’m dealing with that are connected or related,” Wait said in a telephone message. “I may have comments or things to say when everything is wrapped up but I can’t comment any further on it for now.” On Nov. 4, 2011, Delta police visited the



mally charged. The Delta School District launched their own investigation of the incident, which according to spokesperson Deneka Michaud is ongoing. Wait is still technically an employee of the school district, although he has since relocated his family to Vancouver. As a result of the investigation and subsequent charges Wait is suing the Corporation of Delta for being vicariously liable for the conduct of the investigators. Wait is seeking damages for negligent investigation, aggravated damages, punitive damages, and costs incurred. The statement of claim is seeking redress for loss of past and future employment income as a result of damage to his reputation and emotional distress and anxiety. It also states Wait was arrested and charged without reasonable and probable grounds. No response has been filed to the notice of claim and no allegations have been proven in a court of law.


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high school after the student told police she was sexually assaulted by an unknown adult near the school’s gymnasium. Wait had been initially been identified as the perpetrator of the alleged assault through school yearbook photos provided to witnesses, who are not named in the civil claim. Delta police then visited and arrested Wait at his home where his wife and two young girls (then aged two and five) were present, and executed a search warrant to look for a sweater which was allegedly worn on the day of the assault. In the statement of civil claim Wait says the search was executed before authorization was granted. He was then interviewed at the police station and released under certain conditions, including that he have no contact with his own children. Wait was suspended from school with pay following the arrest, and then suspended without pay after he was for-

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Bird cannons rattle Ladner residents Propane cannons exempt from civic noise bylaws ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf editor

Residents of Sunrise Lane in Ladner are starting to feel like they are under attack after a nearby farm decided to employ air cannons to ward off birds. Kenneth Bell suffers from Parkinson’s disease and says the constant blasts rattle his nerves while he is at his home near 64th Street. “I’m a nervous wreck to start with, and this doesn’t help matters,” said Bell. “I might as well head to the asylum if this keeps up.” The propane-powered cannons make a noise similar to a shotgun blast every half hour at roughly 115 decibels. A farm on the 4100-block of 64th Street uses two of the cannons. “The first time I heard it, I thought, my God we’re being invaded,” Bell said. Tim McMullen lives across the street from Bell, and while he said he has grown used to the noise, his wife, who suffers from a sleep disorder, has not.

❙ Tim McMullen (on left) and Kenneth Bell are upset about the noise from propane-powered air cannons used on a nearby farm to scare off birds. Robert Mangelsdorf photo “First thing in the morning it wakes her up and she can’t get back to sleep again,” he said. “And when the wind is blowing in from that direction, it sounds like a howitzer going off in your living room.” While the subdivision is surrounded by working farms, McMullen said it’s not as though they moved next to an airport and are complaining about the planes. “I’ve lived here for years, and this only started in January,” he said. “We’ve never had a problem before this.

Much of the neighbourhood would like the cannons moved further away from their homes, or shut off altogether. “We’re certainly not anti-farming,” said Bell. “I respect the farmers and the work they do. But this is about being neighbourly.” Hugh Davies, the Corporation of Delta’s manager of property use and complaints, said the municipality gets complaints all the time about air cannons used by a number of farms. However, because of provincial legislation protecting the

right to farm, the cannons are exempt from municipal noise bylaws. “They are an accepted farming practice, so there’s not much we can do,” said Davies. “Birds can cause a lot of damage to the fields, so this is one way they’ve come up with to get rid of them, since you can’t just put a net over an entire field.” Hughes said the municipality is working with the Agricultural Land Commission, which oversees air cannon use, to keep the noise from the air cannons within reasonable limits. One such limit is that the air cannons can only be used between sunrise and sunset. Davies said the farm has already been warned about firing the cannons after dark, but is now complying with the municipality. “This is one of the clashes we have between agriculture being this close to residential, along with the smell, and slow-moving farm vehicles on the road,” Davies said. “Farmers have a right to farm, but we also expect farmers to be reasonable and be good neighbours.”


❙ A train on the BNSF tracks carries coal bound for Westshore Terminals’ export facility in Delta. File photo

Coal port will bring jobs: CEO ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

A proposed transfer station for four million metric tonnes of thermal coal a year in Surrey-North Delta is an attempt by the company to rebound from the recession, according to the company’s CEO and president. Jeff Scott told Delta council Feb. 18 that Fraser Surrey Docks used to employ 400 workers at the height of its operations, but the economic downturn has resulted in downsizing to 280 employees. “Our priority was expanding business regardless of what the commodity was,” said Scott, adding that if the project is approved by Port Metro Vancouver it would generate 50 more jobs. The plan involves importing thermal coal from mines in Montana and Wyoming, through the Blaine border crossing,

along the BNSF railway line through White Rock, Delta, and finally to the deepsea terminal on the Fraser River. FSD plans to import two million metric tonnes of coal in the first year with 160 coal trains arriving, doubling double to 320 coal trains within five years. Coun. Scott Hamilton said there’s been a lack of public consultation with North Delta residents who live in neighbourhoods along the BNSF railway. “Prior to advancing this any further I would hope that Fraser Surrey Docks advances an opportunity to solicit some feedback from the residents along there,” he said. Hamilton said that given the volatility of thermal coal—spontaneous combustion is one of the risks of handling the product—FSD should make residents aware of what’s being proposed.




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Feds chip in 250K for Harris Barn project Historic building will be part museum, part community hall ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

❙ Mayor Lois Jackson (right) and Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay look down from the mezzanine level of the Harris Barn in Ladner last week. Adrian MacNair photo

MP Findlay named to Cabinet by Harper The Delta-Richmond East MP replaces Bernard Valcourt ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay was involved in Stephen Harper’s latest cabinet shuffle on Friday morning, naming her associate minister of national defence in a private swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall. “When you’re first called they don’t tell you exactly until you meet with the prime minister,” she said by phone interview from Ottawa, adding the prospect of working in the defence portfolio is in-

teresting and exciting. Findlay’s responsibilities will focus mainly on military procurement and in working with defence minister Peter MacKay. “I have to say within an hour of being appointed I was hard at work in briefings,” she said. “It will take a while before I’m fully briefed up on all my files.” Findlay replaces outgoing Bernard Valcourt, who has been appointed aboriginal affairs minister following the resignation of John Duncan from the post last week. This is the first time Findlay has been a member of Harper’s cabinet since her election June 1, 2011. She was formerly parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice.

Delta’s $600,000 Harris Barn restoration project received a quarter million dollar boost from the federal government with an announcement coming from Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay Tuesday in Ladner. The Corporation had applied for the $250,000 from Western Economic Diversification Canada, a branch of the federal 2012 Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. “Facilities like the Harris barn are the foundations of our communities, bringing families and residents together,” said Findlay, standing in the barn which was saved from demolition last August. The barn was originally built in 1900 on Tilbury Island’s Hopcott Farm and moved in 1940 to 5561-64th St. in Ladner, where it sat until last May when the landowner applied for a demolition permit. The Corporation worked

out an agreement with the landowner to move the barn again, having it disassembled timber by timber and moved to a spot near the historic Kirkland House at Hawthorne Grove Park where it will live a new life as a public building. “Now as I look around I see a beautiful piece of Delta’s heritage preserved,” said Mayor Lois Jackson. “It almost wasn’t.” Jackson said she remembers visiting farms as a child in Ontario and the Harris Barn is an opportunity for people to relive those kinds of memories. “By rebuilding the barn we really pay homage to the grandeur and importance of the farming days in Delta, both past and present,” she said. Hundreds of people turned out in Ladner on Aug. 19 for the raising of the Harris Barn, which involved several teams of people lifting, hoisting, and securing pieces of timber into place, so that the structure could be fully restored. “It was a wonderful example of our community coming together for the betterment of Delta,” said Jackson. The barn will be maintained by the Kirkland House Foundation,

and used as part museum and part rental facility, which will go toward supporting both Kirkland House and the Harris Barn. The Kirkland House is a big tourist attraction in Delta, particularly for weddings, some of which have been booked from as far away as Japan. Just like the Harris Barn, the municipality bought Kirkland House in 2003 following a demolition permit from Genstar Development. Colin Campbell, president of the Kirkland House Foundation, said the foundation is delighted the barn will become a fixture there, adding they’ve talked about adding a barn since at least 1992. The barn is already proving popular, and is already booked up until November. The proceeds have balanced the books not only for this year but the next as well. The federal funding will support the installation of a fire suppression system, enhanced lighting, a mobility lift, kitchen service area, and signage. Upgrades to the barn’s sewage and water system, parking, and landscaping will also be completed.


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❙ Tsawwassen’s Matt McCoy worked his way up the junior hockey ladder, eventually playing professionally in Europe and the US. While he his dream of playing in the NHL eluded him, the local father of two has penned a racy and raucous novel based on his own experiences, titled The Kid Who Missed the Bus. Robert Mangelsdorf photo

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he best piece of advice for budding authors is to write about what you know, and Tsawwassen’s Matt McCoy has taken that lesson to heart. His first novel, The Kid Who Missed the Bus, is set to be released this month, and follows the exploits and misadventures of a young hockey player working his way up the Canadian junior hockey ladder, and eventually on to pro hockey in Europe and the US. It’s a story close to McCoy’s heart, because he lived it. McCoy left his Prince Rupert home at the age of 15 to follow his hockey dream, playing Junior B for future Vancouver Canucks coach Tom Rennie with the Columbia Valley Rockies after a short stint on Vancouver Island. McCoy soon made the move up to Junior A with the Weyburn Red Wings in Saskatchewan, and after a three-year hiatus from the sport to attend college, ended up playing pro hockey in Denmark, England, and Germany, before returning to North America to play a season in Texas. He was 28 years old when a knee injury forced him to finally hang up the skates.

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❙ VIEWPOINT The need to limit omnibus bills


f the federal Conservative government hasn’t already thought about its penchant for omnibus bills in Parliament, it needs to. The Idle No More movement has focused some of its attention on changes to federal legislation like the Navigable Waters Protection Act and Environmental Assessment Act, which are rolled into an omnibus bill. These bills, often part of a budget, give MPs little chance to debate important issues because there are so many items jammed together. The Conservatives did not invent this strategy, but they have honed it to a fine art. Omnibus bills began appearing regularly during the five years the Conservatives governed with a minority, and were often crafted in such a way as to keep at least one opposition party from voting against the government. While this was an understandable legislative strategy, the need for such omnibus bills does not exist when there is a majority government. But the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper likes the approach, because it limits the usefulness of Parliament and the ability of its critics to draw much public attention. That worked fine when the critics were solely from the opposition parties. But when they are from outside Parliament and are energized by a variety of causes, as is Idle No More, omnibus bills have the potential to do a great deal of harm. The harm comes from emasculating legitimate opposition in Parliament, where differences within a democracy need to be discussed. If too many people believe Parliament doesn’t work any more, and this leads them to do serious damage to Canada’s economy because of their frustrations, omnibus bills become very dangerous. The Conservative government has nothing to fear from its opponents in Parliament. It has a majority, and it should be ready and willing to hear criticism of its plans within an elected assembly. The prime minister would serve the interests of all Canadians if he pledged to restrict or even eliminate omnibus bills for the remainder of this Parliament’s term. Idle No More may be a loose and disorganized movement, but it has the potential to serve as a force for either positive or negative change. The federal government needs to choose a path which is working towards positive change — on all types of issues. -Black Press

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to a public hearing. Much like the hot button topics of religion and politics, drive-thrus evoke a gamut of reactions. Some see it as a necessary convenience for the disabled, elderly, and those laden with a minivan full of screaming kids. Others see it as an archaic throwback to a time when the first thought was only to convenience, and not to air quality, the environment, and healthy living. The drive-thru is a symbol of our automobile-centric history and culture and it caters to the sort of communities built around automobiles. Like the montage opening to the ‘60s tele-

vision show The Jetsons, the drive-thru is based on the expectation that anything can be accomplished from the comfort of our vehicle, whether it be dropping the kids off at school or the wife at the mall. In that sense, drive-thrus are a throwback to a time when gasoline was a cheap afterthought, and getting your license and first car was a rite of passage for adolescents. But today city dwellers can go their entire lives without a car. Bicycle-friendly commutes means that our previously expanding world is shrinking again into smaller communities. There are many areas of South Delta where walking is not only encouraged, it’s superior to driving. Those visiting the Ladner Village Market during the summertime can feel the enjoyment of being in a European-style village where a pedestrian is free to wander. During the Olympics, Vancouver shut down roads to allow visitors to mill about,

offering an enjoyable glimpse of a world without cars. In some respects we’ve reached our breaking point with the automobile. Anyone who has spent just one day trying to squeeze into 11 lanes of merging traffic through the Massey Tunnel knows that. But does it make sense to ban drive-thrus in Delta? Well, no. Tsawwassen Springs is a golf course where the main means of access is by car. Nobody is likely to hoof their golf clubs on a bicycle to play 18 holes. A drive-thru here is as logical as a parking lot. Let’s not put the cart before the horse here. Communities which are planned to be car-friendly will logically cater to drivers. Communities planned to be pedestrian-friendly won’t need a drive-thru. If you don’t want drive-thrus then support high density urban planning, which usually brings the sort of amenities that eliminate the need for cars.

Letters to the editor VAFFC not worth the risk Over the years many economists and political figures have noted that many corporations and financial institutions will socialize risk and privatize profits as much as possible. Air Canada, WestJet and the rest of airlines that make up the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC) is a prime example of this with respect to the proposed jet fuel marine terminal and 80 million litre tank farm that would see super tankers in the South Arm of the Fraser carrying toxic and highly flammable jet fuel. YVR is a vitally important part of the lower mainland economy and a balanced relationship of providing fire protection, access to utilities and infrastructure such as sanitation, roads, transit and land is a fair exchange for the economic opportunities and commerce the airport provides. However, paying for that balance has become extremely one sided with VAFFC’s South Fraser marine terminal proposal. Richmond Fire Rescue (RFR) has identified the need to build, equip and staff a new fire hall and fire boat is direct response to this proposal. All to be paid for by the Richmond taxpayers, will VAFFC’s municipal taxes cover these costs? Not likely! The VAFFC is a consortium of airlines with very few assets and has not revealed any plans to purchase insurance to cover damage external to their facility. If a spill occurs in Fraser the VAFFC will lose some fuel, but will the VAFFC and or overseas

fuel shipper provide complete compensation to those affected and for spill cleanup? More than likely the taxpayers will be footing the lion’s share of that too. What will the impact be on fisheries worth $100 millions, tourism and Fraser River commerce? VAFFC frequently states how their proposal would be better than tanker trucks on our roads. Tanker trucks are far from a good solution, but why are there tanker trucks on our roads? YVR’s own data shows that over the last 10 years the number of flights for passengers and cargo has nearly flat-lined. The existing pipeline operator to YVR has stated that they can provide 100 per cent of YVR’s fuel needs and Richmond City council has stated that the line is at about 80 – 85 per cent capacity. So why are there tanker trucks on the road? No one wants to stop jet fuel from getting to the airport! There are other fuel supply options that put the community, environment and economy at much less risk than the proposed marine terminal and tank farm on the banks of the Fraser River, the world’s greatest salmon river. Nearly 90 pre cent in recent polls do not support the proposal. If the VAFFC is serious about expanding fuel delivery to YVR then they need abandon this ridiculous proposal and must put forward something acceptable to residents of Richmond and Delta. Scott Carswell Director of VAPOR Society Richmond

Monetary values created by rezoning by mayor and councils in communities throughout Metro Vancouver would better serve those communities when they are retained. The uptick in value created by councils should be preserved to support the community in the future. Our First Nation neighbors lease land to developers who then build and profit, but not in perpetuity. A prepaid lease for a set term works for developers. A prepaid lease for a set term works for those who control the zoning. Dominion Construction built and leased warehouses in Richmond for a period of 25 years and prospered. As a condition for rezoning if that land was first transferred to Richmond then leased back to the developer prepaid, eventually the property would be returned to Richmond for its residents benefit. The lease length determined by the uptick in value created be council.Farmland to residential may provide a greater value than commercial to a residential commercial mix. The greater the value created the shorter the prepaid lease length. Trading zoning for amenities does not return the value that a prepaid lease would for the community. It preserves value for First Nations, why not for us? Malcolm Johnston Delta

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yes 72% no 27% Letters to the editor TransLink woes a product of poor civic planning I’m all for better transit for everyone, and while it is not my intention to create counter-productivity for the push for better transit in Delta... to put it bluntly, much of Delta (well, apart from North Delta, which like Surrey is actually serviced by very cost-efficient, well-used and not-overused TransLink routes) is a conglomeration of small, far-away and outer-area communities that are difficult to service with quality transit because they were not really designed to be reliant on transit commutes. Greenfield developments in outer areas of Surrey such as in Grandview Heights aren’t getting the proportionally good transit that taxpayers help pay for either; again, that’s because of land use choices. The 600 series routes serving Delta are some of the region’s least cost efficient and least productive transit routes. They generate a much lower proportion of the region’s bus boardings, despite requiring a higher proportion of the region’s transit service hours. These transit service hours could be spend far more productively addressing pressing needs in other parts of the region like Surrey. Instead, they’re rather generously being given to South Delta. I question whether the real problem with transit in South Delta is a disproportionate return from TransLink, or is it the choices that have been made in terms of land use planning? Daryl Dela Cruz Surrey

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very year I am impressed by the outpouring of support for Pink Shirt Day. As a collective we send the message to bullies that their behaviour will not be tolerated in our communities. We have committed to taking a stand against bullies. We will not accept aggressive behavior towards our youth, our families or our colleagues. When we make this pledge on Feb. 27, we must also remember that this is not just an annual event; it is a theme that must resonate in our everyday lives. At the end of every day, I take the time to self-reflect. I think about how I conducted myself and how I can improve tomorrow. Some days, I am disappointed with myself; how I handled a situation, how I spoke to someone or how I reacted to a problem. But I do not make excuses for my actions. While being a police chief does have stressful moments, it does not give me permission to act outside of my personal value system. When I recognize a circumstance that I could have handled differently, I hold myself accountable in the form of an apology or I take corrective action. I own my actions and my mistakes. I challenge every citizen of Delta to not only take a stand against bullying but to take time to self-reflect. While we all agree that bullying must be eliminated, do we live this philosophy every day? As

coaches, colleagues, teachers, parents, spouses and friends do our actions align with our values? We all hold a position of influence in another person’s life, whether it is a child, student, friend, family member or spouse and our actions have a direct influence over their self-esteem and sense of belonging. Look inwards and ask yourself what kind of impact you have on the people in your life. At the Delta Police Department our underlying philosophy consists of four core values: Honour, Integrity, Courage and Trust. We commit to treating all people with dignity and respect. That statement brings with it the expectation that we not only treat people with dignity, but that we protect people’s dignity. This concept is a call to action for every one of us – it is not simply making the statement that you are opposed to bullying or that you commit to taking a stand. It means that you will hold yourself accountable to your personal value system and act accordingly. Bullying is mean and aggressive. It is demeaning and demoralizing. It always hurts. While we all must take a stand against this destructive behaviour, we must also focus on our own actions and making a positive impact in the lives of those around us. • Jim Cessford is chief of the Delta Police Department and has spent more than 40 years in law enforcement.

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Assaults on bus drivers declining: TransLink Union notes the number was up in 2011 ❙ Wanda Chow black press

Assaults against bus drivers are on the decline, dropping to the lowest level in seven years, says TransLink. Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) statistics show there were 116 such assaults in 2012, 30 fewer than the year before and a 52 per cent reduction from a high of 242 in 2006. The number of serious assaults involving violence declined by five per cent to make up 23 per cent of the 2012 total. Since 2006, safety improvements to the company’s buses include onboard cameras which serve as a deterrent and a source of evidence for catching and prosecuting suspects. Peter Arkell, CMBC’s assault and WorkSafe prevention specialist, said only the oldest buses which can’t accommodate the cameras have yet to be outfitted with them, but cameras will be on all new replacement buses as the old ones are retired. “We’re not too far off seeing a day when every single coach has cameras

on board.” The company has also installed systems that, with a touch of a button, allows transit communications centre staff to instantly hear what’s going on in a bus. They can then pinpoint the location of the bus using global positioning system (GPS) technology and dispatch supervisors or police. “It eliminates the need to interact with the operator” in an emergency, Arkell explained. Perhaps more significantly, there have recently been “more appropriate sentencing decisions in line with assaulting a transit operator,” he said. TransLink has been lobbying the courts to, during sentencing, treat people who assault bus drivers similarly to those who assault a police officer. “They’re on the job and they’re in a very vulnerable position because they don’t really have anywhere to go,” Arkell said.  The strongest sentence handed down recently was 33 months in prison for someone convicted of two counts of aggravated assault, one for choking a bus driver and the other for stabbing another passenger once off the bus, he said. Last year, Del Louie pleaded guilty

❙ Bus driver Charles Dixon was attacked while driving the 106 bus to New Westminster Station in Feb. 2011. Mario Bartel photo

to a February 2011 assault in Burnaby on bus driver Charles Dixon, who sustained a shattered orbital bone. Louie received a conditional sentence of 18 months to be served in the community, with two years probation. Dixon underwent multiple surgeries to repair the damage and address

related health complications and was off work 14 months before getting back behind the wheel of a bus last May. Don MacLeod, president of Canadian Auto Workers Local 111, which represents Metro Vancouver bus drivers, said it’s important to not only look at a snapshot of assault

numbers. While the number may be down this year, “the previous year there was actually an increase of over 20 per cent,” MacLeod said. MacLeod would like to see Transit Police and transit security more active on board the bus system and stiffer sentences involving jail time. “The courts need to recognize it’s simply unacceptable to assault public service workers out there. It particularly is concerning when our members get assaulted when they’re behind the wheel, there have been some when the coach has been in motion.” There have been assaults against bus drivers as long as there have been bus drivers but the nature of such attacks have changed. “They seem to be more brazen and some of them seem to involve weapons,” MacLeod said, noting last week a bus in Surrey was the scene of a stabbing incident which spilled out onto the sidewalk. “Our members are vulnerable out there behind the wheel and they just want to get home safe at the end of the day and get their passengers safely from point A to point B.”

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Attorney General Shirley Bond released a report and tabled legislation Tuesday that promises to take another look at a regional police forces in urban areas. The report refers to former judge and attorney general Wally Oppal’s findings in the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry that pointed to fragmented policing and poor coordination between different Metro Vancouver police forces. It is the second of two “white papers” commissioned by the B.C. government in an effort to make the justice system more responsive to citizens. “I think what we’ve recognized is that for far too long there has been talk about regionalization of policing and very little homework, very little detail, very little analysis of the pros and cons of that model,” Bond told reporters Tuesday. “What I’ve decided to do is to have the conversation that probably should have taken place long ago. “From my perspective we need to look at whether more integration is the answer, or whether indeed it is time to contemplate a regional police force. I will not do that unilaterally. There are very

The B.C. government’s proposal to create a new seniors’ advocate office is being criticized as a pre-election gesture to create a position that won’t have the authority to hold government accountable on problems faced by seniors. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid tabled legislation this week to create the new position. However, the office would not be independent, but would report to the health ministry. MacDiarmid said the new seniors’ advocate will monitor seniors’ services and work with policy-makers, senior care providers and others to identify solutions to “systemic issues” such as those faced by families navigating the province’s system of seniors’ care. Katrine Conroy, NDP critic for seniors, said it has been six years since the opposition first called for a new seniors’ watchdog. Conroy said she is disappointed that the proposed office not only has no set budget, it is not intended to investigate individual cases. “We won’t see it before the [May 14] election,” Conroy predicted. Premier Christy Clark appointed West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph

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for the May 14 provincial election. She said she is prepared to campaign on what she calls an “aggressive” justice reform agenda. Bond said public opinion is split on the merits of individual police forces, and some municipal politicians are adamant they don’t want to give up their local police force. A domestic violence unit for Greater Victoria police forces was established but has since had its staffing reduced. “We hear anecdotal information about regional policing all the time,” Bond said. “No one has actually investigated the costs, the benefits.”

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❙ Top left: A B-25 J Mitchell bomber similar to the one stolen by Sgt. Donald Scratch in 1944. Right: Local historian Warren Nottigham grew up hearing about Sgt. Scratch’s story, and was compelled to research the tale. Bottom left: An aerial view of RCAF Boundary Bay as it looked in 1944. The view is towards Boundary Bay and Point Roberts. Photos by Rob Newell and courtesy of the Delta Museum and Archives.

Sgt. Scratch’s final flight Sixty-eight years ago, a would-be pilot stole a B-25 bomber from Boundary Bay airbase for a chaotic joyride from Seattle to Abbotsford ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

In the still pitch-black darkness of the winter morning, a rumble grew louder and louder, until it shook the Boundary Bay airbase itself. Dishes fell to the floor in the mess hall. Airmen jumped from their bunks in shock. The distinctive sound of a large bomber roared directly above the base, as close to the barracks as if the plane had been flying between the bunk beds. Twelve hundred servicemen and women of all ranks spilled onto the tarmac, cover-

ing their heads and ears as a B-25 J Mitchell bomber buzzed the airport at zero altitude, before pulling up sharply into a steep climb, narrowly clearing the control tower. The bomber looped back to make several more low passes, blowing over some of the dumbfounded onlookers. Witness Airman 1st Class Norman F. Green described the performance on Dec. 6, 1944, as a “spontaneous and unrehearsed exhibition of flying skill.” At the controls of the stolen plane was Sgt. Donald Palmer Scratch of Saskatchewan. According to Green, Scratch enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Edmon-

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❙ Left: Sgt. Scratch’s first attempt at stealing a plane from Boundary Bay on Dec. 6, 1944, ended up with a B-24 Liberator bomber stuck in the mud off the end of the runway. Undeterred, Sgt. Scratch walked back to the base and stole a B-25 J Mitchell bomber instead. Photo (item no. 2005-17-5) courtesy the Delta Museum and Archives. Right: Airman 1st Class Norman F. Green in uniform during the Second World War. Photo submitted by the family.

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The airbase generated jobs for locals constructing roads and buildings and whatever else was needed for the war effort. A strafing target was located where the ferry terminal is today and an observation tower used near the Indian reserve. “I can recall as a kid in the early ‘50s, late ‘40s, climbing up in the tower and looking out at the target,” says Nottingham, adding that site was also used through the Korean War. “The local kids picked up tons of strings of 50 calibre machine gun shells.” In 2001, Nottingham decided to look into the Scratch legend, and came across Green’s 1990 written account. Sgt. Scratch spent about five hours in the air over Seattle, Vancouver, Abbotsford and South Delta before he presumably ran out of gas. “I vividly remember seeing a hatless redhead with his sleeves rolled up, and his elbow protruding out of the cockpit window, looking very much like someone out for a leisurely Sunday drive in the family car,” wrote Green, adding he felt he could have reached up and touched

Scratch as he flew by. Scratch flew at a gravity-defying rooftop level for much of his joyride, often with the wings vertical. One driver of a military personnel truck careened into a ditch after seeing oncoming headlights he thought was an impending collision. He needn’t have worried, wrote Green. It was only Scratch flying down the road. Scratch was having fun. He lowered his undercarriage and bounced his tires off the roof of the nearby Capilano Brewery barn, scaring the cattle so badly that one bull got himself wedged in the stable. After an hour of havoc, three Kittyhawk fighters scrambled with orders to shoot Scratch down if he left Boundary Bay airspace. But according to Green’s account, the pilots did all they could just to keep up with Scratch, trying not to stall out as they chased him. No matter what signals they gave or warnings they made, Scratch refused to land. “I have seen a lot of superb flying in my time, but never anything like this,” Green heard one mustached officer say as he rose dripping with mud. Scratch’s luck ran out about the

fifth hour, as he got boxed in by the Kittyhawks who circled him “like maypole dancers.” Nottingham recalls the grand finale from local farmer Steve Harris. “He was out trapping that day and there was all this activity, planes roaring around chasing each other, and he saw him crash into Tilbury onto their farm,” he said. Nottingham believes there are still bits and pieces of the wreckage on Tilbury Island, perhaps even the engine.

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Green has a theory as to why young Sgt. Scratch took a B-25 bomber for a joyride one cold December morning of 1944. Denied his opportunity to prove his skill overseas, he decided to show his fellow airmen instead.

On that morning of his ill-fated flight, he first stole a B-24 Liberator bomber—a plane which usually carried a complement of 10 men—but crashed it in the darkness before it could take off. Undeterred, he walked back to the base and selected the Mitchell bomber. The Vancouver Sun newspaper headline later that day read, “Crazed Airman Amok Over City,” describing Scratch as a madman who put the aircraft into “impossible maneouvres” as he dived crazily and put the lives of thousands of citizens in danger. But several days later the Sun printed an editorial stating that, with certain reservations, they admired Scratch and felt deeply for him and the suffering he must have gone through. “He was a great flier,” read the editorial, adding they blamed the war and its machinations, not him. Green had come to the same conclusion. “War sometimes does strange things to people and it often places them in positions to do strange things…this writer cannot sit in judgment of that.”

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A little Italy in Delta

❙ Anna Maria McClenaghan’s cookbook is sold at Mud Bay Wines and Ambiente in Tsawwassen and Cobblestone Cottage and Rembrandt’s in Ladner.

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• Birds in Focus: A Visual Presentation comes to the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172 56th St., from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jim Martin, Peter Holmes and Connor

Cookbook focuses on Italian recipes you can make here


hen people ask Tsawwassen real estate agent Anna Maria McClenaghan why she cooks, there’s a simple answer: She’s Italian. “When you’re Italian, you’re cooking every day from the time you’re 10 years old,” she says with a vigour and enthusiasm that is distinctly her cultural background. There’s an expression she learned at an early age: If you love them, you cook for them. McClenaghan grew up in a traditional Italian household where food was first. Her mother was from Puglia in the north and her father from Sicily. McClenaghan decided to take a lifetime love of Italian cooking and visit her parents’ homeland to seek out a connection to her heritage through sights, sounds, and taste. The result is a beautifully illustrated, glossy

Stefanison will show their digital presentations of the wonderful birds that migrate through the Lower Mainland and beyond, including snowy owls, snow geese, northern hawk owl and other birds outside this region. All ages welcome, $5 admission. • Delta Hospice Society’s Hospice

self-published hardcover cookbook called Italian Sensation (cucina), which is filled with dishes from Italy with a focus on Venice. Although many of the recipes have fancy-sounding Italian names, they’re almost all easy to make with locally-sourced ingredients. “Even the more elegant recipes cooked in fine restaurants have straightforward directions,” she says. McClenaghan would know. She’s been in the kitchens of some of the most famous chefs in Italy, including Renato Piccolotto, a renowned chef in Cipriani, Venice. The book is separated into chapters in the way a traveller might find himself or herself in Italy, such as “An Aperitivo in Treviso” or a “Prosecco at Beltrama.” “I wanted to share my experiences through food, that not only embrace the charm of Italian cooking, but the whole human experience

Cottage Charity Shoppe Collectible sale runs from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1521 56th St., Tsawwassen. • South Delta Artists Guild new show “Imagine This” will appear at the South Delta Artists Guild Gallery for the month of March. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more

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• Canadian Mental Health Association Delta offers an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder support group for individuals with OCD and friends and family, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 11715 72nd Ave. For more info, call CMHA Delta at 604-943-1878.

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Paintball theme park opens in Tsawwassen Murray. The company operates 46 paintball fields around the world, including 30 in the UK, and is the world’s largest purchaser of paintballs. The new Delta Force centre has also created many employment opportunities and adds to the local economy through the purchase of supplies, foodstuffs, laundry services and the increase in visitors from all over greater Vancouver, according manager Billy Saray. The helicopter from Rambo: First Blood Part II was transported through the streets of Delta from Pitt Meadows Airport on Feb. 1, where it had been sitting

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A new paintball attraction recently opened in Tsawwassen features action movie memorabilia, including the helicopter from Rambo: First Blood Part II, and trucks used in a James Bond film. Delta Force Paintball Canada opened for business last Saturday and is the first Canadian location of for Delta Force, the largest paintball operator in the world. The Delta Force name has nothing to do with the fact the paintball attraction is located in Delta, as the company is based in the UK. “That’s just a coincidence,” says Delta Force spokesperson Ryan



for years after being used in the Rambo sequel, according to Murray. The chopper is one of many movie memorabilia elements incorporated into the paintball park. “We have some trucks that were used in a James Bond movie as well,” said Murray. “We wanted to make it as cool as possible.” The paintball grounds cover four hectares along Highway 17 opposite Splashdown Park, and feature six different game zones, including a Second World War theme, a jail break theme, a zombie crypt, and a Viet Cong village. • For more information, visit

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The South Delta Leader’s annual Project Bloom event in support of International Women’s Day will be donating funds raised from this year’s event to the Delta Hospital Foundation Women’s Fund. The fifth annual Project Bloom event will be held at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, on Friday, March 8, and hosted by Chrissie Bowker, publisher of the South Delta Leader. Sarah Daniels, star of HGTV’s Urban Suburban and former Global BC TV reporter, is set to emcee the event this year, which is expected to attract close to 150 local business women. Speaking at the event will Samantha Reynolds, founder of Echo Memoirs. Reynolds and her team of writers, graphic designers, and bookbinders have created more than 250 visually stunning coffee-table books filled with the engaging stories and photographs that celebrate people’s lives and business histories. In 2005, Samantha was named to the “Top 40 Under 40,” an award given out to B.C.’s top business achievers under the age of 40. Also speaking at the event will be Katrina Pacey, Director of Litigation at Pivot Legal Society, where she

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brings legal strategy to Pivot’s campaigns and connects the agency with the broader legal community. To help the South Delta Leader raise funds on International Women’s Day, Boutique Blanche has donated beautiful scarves which we’ll be selling at the event along with some other creative ways of bringing in the funds needed to support our local Women’s Fund at Delta Hospital. The Delta Hospital Women’s Fund provides valuable  diagnostic and therapeutic treatment for women in Delta with certain reproductive illnesses. These procedures are extremely valuable when it comes to screening patients for uterine cancer, treating them for anemia or assisting to diagnosis for repeated miscarriages or infertility. For information on tickets or to donate to the Delta Hosptial Women’s Fund through Project Bloom, please contact Chrissie Bowker, South Delta Leader at 604-948-3640.

❙ At the Far End of Town From left: Delta Secondary School students Thalia Ramage, Dani-Rose Coates, and Rosemarie Nederend, perform a dress rehearsal of At the Far End of Town, an original play based on the Dr.Suess book, The Lorax. The play will be running at the Genesis Theatre from March 5 to 8, with shows at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Adrian MacNair photo

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Delta’s Nancy Watson Willborn is going up against contestants form across the Lower Mainland to Kin’s Farm Market’s Green Fighter. Contestants will be challenged to improve their overall health throughout the 13week challenge. Their health level will be tested before and after the completion of the competition, and the contestant who shows the best health improvement wins. Each weekly challenge winner will receive a prize, including a dinner for two, spa treatments, bike, home gym, etc. The contestant who shows the most overall health improvement at the end of the 13 weeks will receive a free cruise to a sunny destination. As a stay-at-home mom, Willborn says she entered the Green Fighter Challenge to have more energy, build muscle, and feel more motivated and encouraged to meet her fitness goals. Willborn says while she does eat and snack a lot, she tends to eat mostly healthy foods. “I am an avid supporter of Kin’s fresh fruit and vegetables and hope that I can represent the establishment well in my endeavors to eat better and exercise more,” she says. Willborn hopes to raise $500 donation for the Canadian Cancer Society as part of the challenge. As a contestant, Willborn receives a support package worth more than $2,000 including free fruits and veggies, health tests (fitness, lab and body scan), a free nutrition consultation, a free personal training consultation, and a free gym membership.

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Ice Hawks sweep Wolf Pack ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf EDITOR

❙ Mak Baden of the Delta Ice Hawks gets in all alone in front of North Vancouver Wolf Pack goalie Braden Krogfoss Sunday night at the Ladner Leisure Centre. The Ice Hawks won the game 2-1 and advance to the second round of the PJHL playoffs after sweeping North Vancouver. Jim Kinnear photo

The Delta Ice Hawks edged the North Vancouver Wolf Pack 2-1 Sunday night at home to sweep their best-ofseven series with four consecutive wins and advance to the second round of the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs. Jeremy Gossard opened the scoring for the Ice Hawks in the first period as the home team outshot the Wolf Pack 12-4. Marcus Houck tied things up for North Van eight minutes into the second period, before Ryan Procyshyn put the Ice Hawks back on top five minutes later. Procyshyn’s goal would prove to be the game-winner as both goalies were perfect

in the third period. The Ice Hawks outshot the Wolf Pack 40-25, as Alexander Ahnert made 24 saves. Wolf Pack goalie Braden Krogfoss made 38 saves and was named the game’s third star. Tanner Gattinger, Kody Botterill, Kolten Grieve, and Grange Gordon had assists. Procyshyn was named the game’s first star, with Gordon picking up second-star honours. The win was the third in as many days for the Ice Hawks, as they completed their sweep of the Wolf Pack in less than a week. After last Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime win at home, the

Ice Hawks headed out on the road where they won 4-1 on Friday, and 2-1 on Saturday. Aaron Merrick had a hat trick for the Ice Hawks Friday night, while Ahnert stopped 39 of 40 shots on Saturday. Ahnert has stopped 111 of 117 shots he’s faced, earning himself a goals against average of 1.47. Merrick leads the Ice Hawks in playoff scoring with six points, while Anthony Brito has a goal and four assists. The Ice Hawks advance to the second round of the PJHL playoffs and will face the Richmond Sockeyes in a bestof-seven series beginning this week.


Pacers bounced from Fraser Valley finals Junior boys

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Senior boys’ AAA The Delta Pacers were bounced from the senior boys’ AAA Fraser Valley Basketball Championships Monday night, losing 76-63 to the Gleneagle Talons of Coquitlam in the third round. The Delta Pacers entered the tournament ranked No. 15 in the Fraser Valley, and opened the tournament on Wednesday with a 64-53 win over the No. 18-ranked North Surrey Spartans. The Pacers faced the No. 2-ranked Walnut Grove Gators in the second round of the playoffs, losing 72-45 at Walnut Grove Secondary in Langley Friday night. Monday’s loss to the No. 10-ranked Talons eliminated the Pacers from the Fraser Valley playoffs and marks the end of their 2013 campaign. The 2013 Pacers senior boys’ team are Daniel Cheshire, Colton Bakken, Mackenzie Falk, Gabriel George, Andrew Jones, Adrian Blanco, Bowen Bakken, Evan Messenger, Sam Evanson, Cody Yang, Jamie Toor, Shawn Bajwa, Ryan Cowley, Keaton Boyd, Will Schwan, and Reece Griffing.

Senior boys’ A The Southpointe Academy Titans’ season came to an end on Wednesday as they were eliminated in the opening round of the Fraser Valley senior boys’ A playoffs. The No. 8-ranked Titans lost 64-42 to the

No. 1-ranked B.C. Christian Academy. The 2013 Titans are Ziyaan Harji, Satnam Sunner, Sumeet Grewal, Eddie Li, Allen He, Justin Dhah, Jay Lin, Alex Guo, Mantej Sekhon, Matt Purcell, Anmol Basra, Justin Bains, Balraj Singh, and Jaskirat Mann.

The junior boys’ teams from South Delta and Delta secondary school both bowed out in the first round of their Fraser Valley playoff tournament as well. The Sun Devils, ranked 28th going into the playoffs, lost 7627 to the No. 5-ranked Mennonite Educational Institute Eagles of Abbotsford in the knockout round last week. The No. 24-ranked Pacers were unable to pull off the upset as they were edged 62-52 by the No. 9-ranked Yale Lions.




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Helping out first-time home buyers The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association is aiming to take away some of the stress of buying a home for the first time with their 19th annual Seminar for First-Time Home Buyers, taking place on March 19 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey. “With interest rates still incredibly low and builders offering many newhome product choices, this is a great time for first-time buyers to consider taking that critical first step onto the property ladder,” says GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit. “Real estate continues to be a hot topic in Metro Vancouver, so seminar attendance is expected to be as many, or greater than, the 750

people who attended last year’s event. This is a one-stop information shop for first-time home buyers, so anyone considering buying a home should come to this free seminar.” Among the speakers at the seminar will be senior market analyst at the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. Robyn Adamache, Energy Solutions Manager for FortisBC Michael Liu and Dominion Macklem Mortgages President Bill Macklem, among others. Pre-registration is required and attendees are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank. Call 778-565-4288 or register online at

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Find everything you need for your home away from home at the BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show, taking place in March. The show will take place at the Abbotsford Tradex on March 9 and 10 and will feature over 85 exhibitors and seminars related to B.C.’s outdoor lifestyle. More than 6,000 people are expected to check out the show this year. It has been taking place for five years under its current name, and was known as the Country Living Show for 15 years before that.

This show is for people who are on the hunt for the latest products and services,” – Les Trendall

“It promotes the West Coast lifestyle and living in a rural or cabin area,” says show manager Les Trendall. British Columbia is a particularly popular place for people to have a vacation property, and this show certainly caters to that. “It’s about building your dream home,” says Trendall. Among the highlights of the show is the feature home built by Maurer

The quality of exhibitors is unparallelled,” – Les Trendall Log Homes of Penticton and fully landscaped by Mijodelu Landscaping, and log structures built by Pioneer Log Homes, Artisan Log Homes and Trout Creek Timberframe. “With four structures built on site, this is the most we’ve ever had,” says Trendall. The show will offer several seminars each day, including Backyard Barbecuing at its Best! with chef Angie Quaale, Off Grid Solar Electric Systems, How to Build in the Boonies and Know your Septic System, just to name a few. The show will also feature anything related to the wood industry, solar power, restoration, docks and many unique sculptors, wood carvers and artists. “The quality of the exhibitors is unparallelled,” Trendall says. “This show is very unique to the industry.” The exhibitors will be available to visitors to discuss their products and services, so come prepared with your

questions. “This show is for people who are on the hunt for the latest products and services,” says Trendall. “This show is the ideal venue to showcase those exhibitors.” Visitors are also able to enter to win

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(Left to right) Tina Betson, Tannis Boyko, and Gina Maksym lost in the B final of the Tunnel Town Curling Club’s ladies bonspiel Sunday afternoon. Jim Kinnear photo

Sun Devil junior girls fall to Totems ❙ From P.20

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Both the South Delta Sun Devils and Delta Pacers junior girls’ basketball teams failed to advance to the provincial finals, as both teams were knocked out in the first elimination round of the Fraser Valley Championships. The No. 18-ranked Sun Devils fell 3427 to the No. 15-ranked Semiahmoo Totems in the opening round of the tournament last week. The No. 27-ranked Pacers lost 28-12 to the No. 6-ranked Dr. Charles Best Secondary Blue Devils of Coquitlam.

Grade 8 boys

The Award-Winning Tradition Returns... Panorama Woods offers a collection of modern 3 bedroom townhomes in one of Surrey’s most convenient locations. Portrait Homes, recognized as the Best Single Family Home Builder in British Columbia for 6 of the last 7 years, invites you to experience distinctive townhome living created with quality craftsmanship and exceptional finishings. Panorama Woods is everything you want in a new home.

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The Delta Pacers Grade 8 boys’ finished third in the Fraser Valley playoffs, making them eligible for a berth at provincials later this month. The Pacers entered the tournament ranked second in the Fraser Valley, and made short work of AD Rundle Middle School at home on Tuesday, beating the No. 31-ranked Rams 49-25 in their opening game. Delta edged Langley Christian on Thursday at home by a score of 54-30, before the tournament moved to Archbishop Carney Secondary in Port Coquitlam for the final rounds of the tournament.

The Pacers beat the No. 7-ranked Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers 46-20 on Friday to advance to the tournament semifinals. There the Pacers were dealt their first loss of the playoffs, as they fell 41-37 to the No. 3-ranked Tamanawis Wildcats. The Pacers bounced back with a 62-50 win over Walnut Grove on Monday night to finish third at the tournament, and qualify for the Grade 8 Invitational Provincial Championships, held March 7 to 9 at Pitt Meadows Secondary School.

Grade 8 girls The South Delta Sun Devils were upset in the first round of the Fraser Valley Grade 8 girls’ championships, failing to advance to provincials next week in Pitt Meadows. The No. 11-ranked Sun Devils lost 22-21 to the No. 22-ranked North Surrey Spartans last week.

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On July 20, 2010, at 70th Avenue and 120th Street, Delta, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Delta Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as a 1998 Ford Mustang Cobra; BCL: 052 LKT; VIN:1FAFP47VXWF191677, on or about 14:48 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1431, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by

the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Directorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, accessible online at civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.


Friday, March 1, 2013

South Delta Leader

Business ❙ P17

Face to Face ❙ P7

Residents upset by local farm’s air cannons

Matt McCoy’s hockey days inspire new book



New paintball park features movie memorabilia

Noise annoys ❙ P4

Meet Nancy Watson

Ladner Kin’s Green Fighter

FRIDAY ∙ MARCH 1 ∙ 2013


MLA slams jet fuel project delay

See this wee k’s specials on back pag e!


March 9, 2013

Delta-South MLA Vicki Huntington is criticizing the B.C. government for delaying the environmental assessment for Vancouver International Airport’s fuel delivery project until after the spring election. On Monday, Environment Minister Terry Lake suspended the environmental assessment of the controversial jet fuel pipeline until the summer, the second time he has done so. ❙ See story, P.3


2pm to 4pm at Trenant Park Square Nancy will be completing her first in-store challenge by collecting pledges for the Canadian Cancer Society, and distributing samples and free balloons!

Meet Nancy’s opponents and follow their progress at!


Teacher sues over sex assault charges

A Ladner high school teacher who had sexual assault charges against him stayed is now suing the Corporation of Delta for damages, alleging negligence by police investigators. Robin J. Wait was charged in November 2011 with one count of sexual assault and one count of sexual interference of a grade eight student at Delta Secondary, but those charges were stayed last August after the Crown decided there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction.

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Delta sweeps series The Delta Ice Hawks edged the North Vancouver Wolf Pack 2-1 Sunday night at home to sweep their best-of-seven series with four consecutive wins and advance to the second round of the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs. ❙ See story, P.20

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Blueberries (1 pint)

Sweet & Juicy


Fresh & Nutritious

Healthy & Delicious

❙ Sgt. Scratch’s final flight

Local historian Warren Nottingham and the story of how a would-be pilot stole a B-25 bomber from Boundary Bay airbase for an ill-fated joyride across the Fraser Valley P.13

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South Delta Leader, March 01, 2013  

March 01, 2013 edition of the South Delta Leader

South Delta Leader, March 01, 2013  

March 01, 2013 edition of the South Delta Leader