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The province has listed five possible options to upgrade or replace the 54-year-old George Massey Tunnel, ranging from a new bridge or tunnel, to not adding any capacity at all. All of the options to build a new tunnel or bridge would include HOV lanes, bicycle and pedestrian access, and improvements to local highways and interchanges that connected with Steveston Road in Richmond and Highway 17 in Delta.

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Crew unhurt after tug boat sinks off Westham Island A tug boat capsized and sank just off Westham Island last week but both the crew and the boat are safe and sound. On March 6, a tug boat named the Sea Imp XV, belonging to Catherwood Towing in Mission, was towing a Fraser River Pile and Dredge crane barge between Westham Island and Steveston when it capsized and sank. Two men who went into the chilly water were rescued, although one is believed to have swam to shore. Captain Phillip Nelson, president of the Council of Marine Carriers, said the Fraser River isn’t very deep in that area so recovery of the vessel was fairly routine. “If it was a deep sea ship, for instance, you might not have even noticed it sunk,” he said. “But the smaller tugs and pleasure craft and that type of thing will sink but they’re not too far down below the surface.” Nelson said strong currents can make recovery more difficult, particularly during the freshette in the spring. Tom Lively, president of Fraser River Pile and Dredge, said their derrick was doing sand sampling in the river at the time of the capsizing. “Most of my crew was working on the downstream end of the barge so we didn’t actually see exactly what happened other than the fact that the [tug] was in the process of sinking,” he said. Divers waited until slack tide to attach cables to the sunken tug and it was recovered without incident. Nelson said there were only minor interruptions to the traffic in the river. Ernie Catherwood of Catherwood Towing declined to comment on the incident nor did he name the men who went into the river.

Five options for tunnel replacement Mayor Lois Jackson favours a new bridge to replace aging tunnel

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❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

The province has listed five possible options to upgrade or replace the 54-year-old George Massey Tunnel, ranging from a new bridge or tunnel, to not adding any capacity at all. All of the options to build a new tunnel or bridge would include HOV lanes, bicycle and pedestrian access, and improvements to local highways and interchanges that connected with Steveston Road in Richmond and Highway 17 in Delta. The province has also identified five goals for the project, based on the feedback from public consultations that took place in late 2012. Those goals include reducing traffic congestion and commuter times, improving access to local businesses, and improving traffic safety and emergency response capabilities. The latter goal is an important one for Mayor Lois Jackson, who has seen her fair share of “nasty accidents” in the tunnel over the years. “The other major reason I’m not

❙ Traffic backs up daily in the aging George Massey Tunnel. File photo

particularly enthralled with another tunnel idea is we have seen first hand some of the things that have happened in that tunnel in the way of emergencies,” she said. Jackson is not in favour of another tunnel, partly because it’s below sea level and could be logistically difficult to engineer, but also because when accidents do happen it can leave commuters stranded in a claustrophobic setting. She said she favours a new bridge with better transit capabilities. “I don’t think the status quo is going to work for anybody.” The Massey Tunnel is already op-

erating well beyond its intended capacity. Built in 1959 for $25 million, it was originally intended to connect rural Delta with Richmond, previously only accessible by ferry. As many as 80,000 vehicles use the tunnel each day, and alternating counterflow lanes have attempted to ease gridlock at peak times. The province announced plans to replace the tunnel in September and began holding public consultations shortly after. Premier Christy Clark has already warned that the build-out for such a project is still about 10 years away. Richmond City Council came out

1. Maintain and upgrade the existing tunnel with no increase in capacity. 2. Replace tunnel with a new bridge in the same location. 3. Replace tunnel with a new tunnel alongside the existing one. 4. Add a new bridge or tunnel alongside the existing one and keeping the existing tunnel. 5. Building a new bridge or tunnel from No. 8 Road to the new South Fraser Perimeter Road, and keeping the existing tunnel.

against one option that would include a new crossing of the Fraser River at No. 8 Road in Richmond. “The City’s Official Community Plan calls for the protection of existing farmlands and that any improvements to provincial highways in Richmond should occur within existing corridors such as Highway 99,” said Ted Townsend, Richmond’s senior manager of corporate communications. • Phase two of the Massey Tunnel consultations begin tomorrow, Saturday, March 16, at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn (1665-56th Street) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tsawwassen First Nation fires its CAO ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

The chief administrative officer for Tsawwassen First Nation was fired by the government’s executive council last week, and the fallout has members fearful that more job losses are on the way. TFN confirmed CAO Doug Raines was let go from his position on March 8. Raines had held the job after leaving Campbell River as its CAO in November 2008. TFN member Tony Jacobs, who was elected to council in September, has been appointed as interim CAO. Jacobs, a former two-term chief, said in an interview Saturday that one of the

main reasons for the departure was an inability to resolve the sewer issue with Delta and Metro Vancouver. “We need to bring someone in with more experience in negotiation,” he said. “This chief and council and legislators are in the process of looking at our team, strengthening our team so we can move forward with process quicker than we’ve been doing.” TFN has a number of significant and ambitious development projects underway, but as of yet do not have the sewer infrastructure in place. The Corporation of Delta have stated it does not have the sewerage capacity to handle TFN’s build out plans, and negotiations between TFN and Metro Vancouver haven’t produced a

solution. One source within the TFN stated the firing has created fear in the community that more people will be fired before the next election April 10. An election was held Sept. 5, 2012, but the results were contested and overturned by the judicial council in December following complaints that election date notices were incorrectly posted. The elected government has continued in an interim role until the new election can be held. Chief Bryce Williams, elected to executive council in 2009, unseated long-time chief Kim Baird in a narrow 78-69 vote in September. But Jacobs said despite the short

term of the current government, it didn’t make sense to refuse to make changes until after the election. “We need to come in here and govern and make decisions and continue progress because the projects that we’re involved in—like the big mall, the industrial site, the residential—they’re not going wait the seven months for the next election,” he said. Jacobs also rejected claims that the community is fearful of the change. “It puts a pretty negative spin on what we’re trying to do,” he said. “It’s our best interests and our wishes and goals to strengthen the positions within the organization and most importantly be there for the community.”

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Delta Hospital ER short-staffed say doctors ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf

Emergency room doctors at Delta Hospital say they are understaffed, and the problem is leading to longer wait times. ER visits at the hospital are up 20 per cent over the past four years according to Fraser Health, and ER physician Kevin Shi says the health authority needs to increase staffing to accommodate the extra patients. Shi is part of a provincial campaign organized by B.C. ER doctors asking the

provincial government to ensure physician staffing in all ERs reflect increased patient visits, staffing is adjusted in a timely way based on trends to ensure safe patient care, and that standards for how long sick patients wait for an inpatient bed are set and enforced consistently at all hospitals. Currently, the Delta Hospital ER has only a single physician working at a time from 8 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. “First thing in the morning, that’s one of the bus-

iest times of day in the ER,” said Shi. “During that time, if even one really sick patient comes in, it can monopolize our time, and that leads to longer waits in the ER.” The longer patients take to be seen by a doctor, the more likelihood a serious illness isn’t recognized in time. Recently, Shi said he saw a patient who needed stitches after cutting himself badly on a table saw at work. However, the man spent six hours in the ER before he saw a doctor. Fraser Health spokes-

person Roy Thorpe-Dorward said the health authority doesn’t disagree with Shi’s assessment. “We take the concerns of our frontline workers, our ER doctors and nurses, very seriously,” he said. However, he added, funding levels are determined provincially. Part of the problem at Delta Hospital is a shortage of inpatient beds at the hospital, which backs up patients in the ER. Thorpe-Dorward said the 150 new beds slated for Surrey Memorial, as well

as 427 new residential care beds planned for the Fraser Health Region by 2015, will add capacity to the system and allow Delta patients to be more easily transferred if necessary. Fraser Health is also working to expand programs that make sure the patients that go to the ER

belong there, by providing alternatives for those managing chronic diseases. Shi agreed that some of the steps Fraser Health has taken are working. The number of inpatient admissions from the ER within 10 hours of arriving is up 58 per cent last year, from just 20 per cent the

year before. However, investments in primary care and residential care may help three or four years down the road, and there is an urgent need for another doctor in the Delta Hospital ER, says Shi. “We need two physicians for the majority of the day, right now.”

Idling trucks have residents fuming ❙ Adrian MacNair

Container truck traffic on Deltaport Way is frustrating one local resident who says they are sometimes backed up from the port to Highway 17. A week ago Richard Swanston counted as many as 84 container semis idling on the road, and a further 25 to 35 stacked at the gates to the port. And it’s not just the congestion, but the fact the drivers leave their engines running, that really bothers him. “This community was promised through the environmental review process that there would be some control of truck traffic using the Delta-

port,” he said. Swanston said it may be time to look at alternatives to truck traffic, such as short sea shipping barges. The issue of periodic truck gridlock on Deltaport Way and the spillover onto Highway 17 has been discussed in municipal council before. “We have talked to the port about this,” said Coun. Jeannie Kanakos. “They’re supposed to have a reservation system that works. And if we’ve got trucks backing up something’s wrong with the reservation system.” Kanakos said it’s not acceptable for so many trucks to be idling diesel fuel which creates airborne particulates harmful to human health.

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Delta held an open house last Thursday at the Ladner community centre to update the public on its waterfront plans. The Downtown Ladner Waterfront Redevelopment Advisory Committee, using input from a design consultant, stakeholders, and residents, have finalized the planning principles guiding the project. Among the 16 stated principles include such things as encouraging a mix of uses that will bring activity to the waterfront, encouraging small scale and local retail, and strengthening the Ladner Village business sector while enhancing its scale and character. The planning also keeps in mind the heritage infrastructure and existing commercial uses along Chisholm Street. Chisholm Street’s south side is planned for recreational, public and residential buildings with a maximum height of four stories. The north side of the street, including structures stretching out over the water, are planned for a similar use but limit the building height to 2.5 storeys. Design character of new buildings on Chisholm would follow historical form and opportunities for view corridors, as well as access to the waterfront by incor-

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porating public boardwalks along building edges to “back porches” overlooking the harbour. Ladner harbour’s north side and structures on the water would add low impact commercial uses to serve harbour and park users with a maximum building height of 1.5 stories. Environmental protection of adjacent wetlands and dredging of the harbour is seen as vital components to the plan. There are a number of open spaces included in the plan, such as Spot on the Water Park, the Ladner Wharf and the Chillukthan Slough, which planners hope would be a catalyst for both tourism and redevelopment. Ladner residents at the open house were generally favourable of

the plan but the building heights were a sore point. “It’s going to ruin the waterfront as they have it,” said Emmy Roux. She said she’s OK with developing the north side of Chisholm Street with low-lying two-storey shops and businesses, but she doesn’t want the view of the river blocked. “I think it ruins the character of what the old part of Ladner is,” she said. Mary Paxton, who has lived on River West since 1970, also wants the building height limited to two stories. “Some of the [conceptual] pictures make me feel like it’s more like a city,” she said, before adding she’s in favour of most of the ideas.

Delta and Metro to partner on Burns Bog ❙ Adrian MacNair

Delta is moving closer to coming to terms with Metro Vancouver on a 25year operating agreement for the management of the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy Area. The Corporation of Delta is adding eight parcels of land totalling 400 hectares to the conservancy, including the 66-ha Delta Nature Reserve. Delta currently owns the reserve and allows the Burns Bog Conservation Society to provide educational tours and summer camps, but under the new agreement it would become managed by Metro. That has given at least one Delta councillor cause for concern. “I think most North Deltans or Deltans would see this as one of our Delta parks,” said Coun. Jeannie Kanakos at a March 4 council meeting. “I really am concerned about handing over the management of a Delta park to Metro.” Kanakos expressed dis-

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comfort with the agreement and wondered aloud whether it could create public access issues. Currently, the reserve is the only part of the 2,428 ha bog that is accessible to the public without a written permit. But Mayor Lois Jackson said there’s

no cause for alarm. “I think there’s an impression we’re giving this away to Metro Vancouver,” she said. “We’re happy they’re assisting us.” Chief administrative officer George Harvie said that when the initial conservation covenant was

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Citizen’s group presents 1,200-signature petition supporting purchase ❙ Adrian MacNair

At one time Ladner’s Paterson Park was a lively and bustling hub of activity with throngs of people cheering on horses as they raced around a dirt track. Today, all that’s left is a faint outline of that track and a grassy empty field that looks toward Delta’s municipal hall. But a citizen’s group wants that to change, and is asking Delta to purchase just under four hectares of the park currently owned by Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Located at Highway 17 and Ladner Trunk Road, Paterson Park is an entrance point to Delta and the first thing visitors see, Scott Drake of Paterson Park for Deltans told council Monday evening. “People look at that and go, you know what, we should really have something that shows people who we are,” he said. Drake submitted a petition with roughly 1,200 signatures supporting Delta’s purchase of the land for conversion into a public space. “What people keep telling us when we talk to them about the petition is really that they recognize the value of where it is,” he said. “When we were actually talking to people one of the things that we noticed most often is, not only do we have 1,200 signatures

❙ Paterson Park in 1953. Delta Museum and Archives but about 95 per cent of the people that we actually talked to signed this petition.” The quest to bring Paterson Park back into public hands has been an issue brought before numerous councils throughout the years. Originally obtained by the Delta Agricultural Society in 1902, it was used for farm fairs until the ‘20s. It was later developed into a harness racing track, which went strong until the late ‘60s. In 1993, the agricultural society sold the eastern four hectares to KPU for $3.5 million with the understanding the university would build a campus there. But that never happened, and the land has remained vacant. Coun. Bruce McDonald said Kwantlen paid what was likely only half its real value because the Delta Agricultural Society wanted to see the land developed for public use. Paterson Park for Delt-

ans has asked council to create a new task force to acquire the land and determine what sort of use it should have. Drake said the group has not actually explored what should go in Paterson Park. Mayor Lois Jackson said the Paterson Park issue has been before council many times and a previous task force did not find a community consensus on the issue. “We do know that Kwantlen wants to maximize its revenue from this property,” said Jackson, who asked where the money to purchase the land would come from. “This is the biggest question of all because [staff] is tasked with keeping the taxes as low as possible.” Chief administrative officer George Harvie said the municipality still controls the zoning on the property—private recreational within the civic centre development permit area—but that the university is


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Transit fines still unpaid ❙ Jeff Nagel reporter Most transit fare cheaters busted by police still aren’t paying their $173 fines to TransLink despite new powers to punish them that took effect last fall. TransLink says about 20 per cent of the 16,000 fare evaders caught and ticketed between Sept. 4 and the end of February have now paid their fines. That’s up a bit from the roughly 16 per cent payment rate in past years when TransLink had no way to enforce payment. The provincial government last spring passed Bill 51, which makes ICBC block auto insurance and driver’s licence renewals for fare evaders who don’t pay fines, and lets TransLink dispatch bill collectors as well. TransLink spokesman Derek Zabel said the payment rate may climb higher because non-paying riders have 90 days to pay and those fined in December, January or February would still have had time when the end-of-February statistics were compiled. “Bill 51 needs to be in place for more

than a year for us to start to see any sort of trends and get a good understanding of what’s happening out there,” Zabel said. He said 35 per cent of the fines issued have been sent to a collections agency, while TransLink has asked ICBC to bar renewals for 583 others so far. Fare evasion fines go up $40 if they’re not paid within six months and they go up $100 if unpaid after a year. Transit Police conducted 1.15 million fare checks from September to the end of February – 200,000 more than the same period of the previous year – but 2,000 fewer tickets were issued. Zabel said that suggests more passengers are now paying their fares instead of risking a ticket and fare evasion rates may be dropping. “It shows you that Bill 51 is working, the message is getting out there,” he said. “It was designed to get people to pay their fare. We don’t want to be out there writing millions of tickets and collecting millions of dollars in fine revenue.”

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an Kerklaan knows all about the opportunities a university education can provide. The retired school teacher and Tsawwassen resident graduated from Concordia University, obtained her teacher’s certificate at McGill, and went on to study at the University of Strasbourg, France. For Kerklaan, a university education opened up doors to prosperity and a meaningful career teaching at the high school and primary French immersion level. That’s why seven years ago she became involved with the local chapter of Canadian Federation of University Women. The group aims to improve the status of women by promoting quality public

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“This was always part of the Burns Bog agreement, moving in this direction,” he said. Harvie said the reserve in particular has always concerned staff because the Burns Bog Conservation Society has never had an official lease with the Corporation. “So there’s also insurance questions,

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education, and advocating for human rights, justice and peace. “We encourage women worldwide to pursue higher education,” says Kerklaan, whose two daughter have gone on to attend university. “When the woman is educated, so too are the children. It builds healthier, safer communities, reduces poverty, and improves child welfare.” The South Delta chapter was founded in 1966 and is one of 123 clubs in Canada. Locally, the South Delta chapter provides bursaries for local women to attend university or college, and is currently inviting applications from female students for $1000 awards. The bursaries are open to female residents of South Delta and/or graduates of a Ladner or Tsawwassen high school who are 20 years and older. Applicants must be registered at an accredited post-second-

risk management questions…we want them to get a lease with Metro Vancouver.” Eliza Olson, president of the Burns Bog Conservation Society, said she sent an email to Metro Vancouver last Friday saying the society is looking forward to working with them. “It’ll mean that we’ll no longer be an orphan,” she said, referring to the

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serve or the society’s role there. The draft operating agreement acknowledges the Delta Nature Reserve is in the process of being transferred into joint ownership with Metro Vancouver and when this occurs it will formally be considered “Additional Local Government Land” and be designated a regional park.


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❙ VIEWPOINT Don’t put tunnel plans back on shelf The provincial government this week released it’s five options to replace the aging and woefully inadequate George Massey Tunnel. The options ranged from new crossings both over and under the Fraser River, to doing nothing at all. Given the age of the tunnel, it’s seismic safety issues, and the bottleneck it creates, doing nothing is not an option. The George Massey Tunnel needs to go, and the residents of South Delta need something better in its place, prefferably an option that includes mass transit. Metro Vancouver projects Delta’s population to grow by 30 per cent over the next 30 years. The growth elsewhere south of the Fraser River will be even greater, with Surrey and White Rock expected to grow by more than 75 per cent over that span. New residents means new commuters, and as anyone who has spent countless hours stuck in tunnel gridlock knows, the current Highway 99 crossing is not good enough. According to the Ministry of Transportation, tunnel traffic costs the Metro Vancouver economy close to $70 million annually, and that number is only climbing higher. It should never have gotten this bad, however. This problem has been well-known for years. Just about every political party has failed South Delta when it comes to the George Massey Tunney. In the early 1990s, the Social Credit government of the day commissioned a report that came up with five options almost identical to the five proposed this week. In 1995, the NDP government hired consultants to look at new crossings on the Fraser River, with the preferred option being the expansion of the tunnel and Oak Street bridge. Again, those plans were all but ignored. The Liberals’ “H99” concept, called for the twinning of the tunnel 10 years ago in 2003. But that too was put on the back-burner, as the $3.3-billion Gateway Program was given priority. As we saw last week, the issue of the tunnel replacement is being used as a political football in the upcoming provincial election. But all political parties have a share of the blame for bringing us to this point. It is now up to the local candidates to support one of the five options, and follow through on their commitment should they get elected. Regardless of which party wins the upcoming provincial election, the need for a new crossing will remain. The plan to replace the tunnel can’t be put on the shelf the second the election is over, as has happened so many times before. -South Delta Leader

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But is it really surprising to learn the Liberals were targeting cultural groups? Trying to broaden the party’s base support by pandering to ethnic minorities (or even majorities, such as the Chinese demographic in Richmond) is nothing new. The federal Conservative Party has worked feverishly to implement strategies that reach out to ethnic voters, field ethnic candidates in ridings where demographics allow, and work on policies that appeal to them. An internal document that surfaced during the 2011 federal election revealed that the party was implementing similar strategies in more than 30 ethnic ridings that they believed could give them a majority government. One Conservative candidate in Toronto sent out an email to community groups asking whether they could dress up in “ethnic costumes” for a photo op with Stephen Harper. There was some wailing and gnashing of teeth at the time, but after some damage control the issue was dropped.

It’s not as though the federal Conservatives invented ethnic pandering either. Whether it be a photo-op of former NDP leader Jack Layton with a head covering at a Sikh temple, or Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson wearing traditional Chinese clothing for a council meeting, politicians are constantly looking for ways to appeal to the broadest possible audience. Is such a strategy a cynical example of the depths to which politics has plunged? Well, sure. But even that isn’t news. I find it just as distasteful when politicians pretend the economy is swimming along when it’s tanking, or claim we’re flush with cash when we’re rolling in debt, or tell you they’re not raising taxes even though you can see your health premiums have jumped eight percent in the past two years. The fact is, if you’re looking for truth in advertising you might want to stop listening to politicians.


Letters to the editor Colour scheming Re: Uncommon Sense: Apartment’s color none of council’s business, Adrian MacNair, March 8, 2013. I wholeheartedly agree with Adrian’s comment - since when do potential owners get to decide on the color scheme of an entire apartment building? And why does Council get involved? Builders have designers on staff that not only follow trends but also carefully plan how a colour scheme fits into a neighbourhood. The pastels would have added much needed brightness to Tsawwassen’s rather drab tones. I can’t believe that one complaint leads to the builder scrambling for a new color scheme - so that Tsawwassen can look more like Surrey. Viviane McConkey Delta You missed the point in your article on March 8. The Mayor and Council are not against colours - they object to a proposed building that has the appearance of an Easter Egg. All other municipalities in the lower mainland have approved new condominium structures which are pleasing to the eye. The new proposal in Tsawwassen is rather gaudy and cheap in appearance. If it looks unpleasant at this time, in another

10 years it will resemble a tenement on the poorer side of any larger city . The Tsawwassen community has been considered a relatively pleasant community to live in both in regard to the population it attracts as well as its visual appearance. There is no need to build visually unattractive buildings and bring this community down when other communities are attempting to improve their look and succeeding in this regard. If the Easter Egg condominium is constructed, residents of this community have to look at this eyesore every time they drive down one of the main streets. If you wish to wear purple socks or paint the inside of your apartment bright red, at least the rest of the community is not forced to look at it every time a person ventures outside. Illa Gibson Delta

No benefit to Delta with TFN casino Delta’s Paterson Park has a long history of gaming with the racetrack as its last use. The benefits of a casino to Delta may be greater than the problems. Delta owns the land and the zoning. Delta can receive revenue from the lease of the land and from gaming.

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Tsawwassen First Nation is Delta’s primary competition for the profits available. When built on TFN farmland all the negatives and problems with gaming will be in our backyard with no control or profits. A casino would provide revenue to reduce property taxes in Delta, while a casino on TFN. farmland would not provide any revenue to Delta. Paterson park has a long history of gaming, and TFN land has a long history of farming. The impact from a casino will be the same to Delta if it is located in Paterson park or on TFN farmland. But at Paterson park, at least Delta gets a return. With a lease of the land, the land and improvements are returned to Delta at the end of the lease. Delta gets a second chance for change at that time. A secure lease with gaming revenues benefits Delta. The TFN alternative is no lease, no revenue and all the arguments against casinos impacting Delta. Delta will be impacted from a casino on TFN land without the annual revenues and control, but Paterson park revenues can be used to mitigate the negatives associated with casinos. It is going to be built, will we in Delta benefit? Larry Meyer Delta

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yes 92% no 7% Letters to the editor Carol Berner deserves all she gets, and more A two and a half year prison sentence for causing the death of another human being is an extremely light sentence. Throw in contributing factors like drinking while driving and excessive speed and you pretty much have yourself a cakewalk. Carol Ann Berner, however, seems to think this cakewalk is far too rich for her. Did she drink and drive? Yes. Was she speeding at the time? Yes. Moreover, did her actions cause the death of a four-year-old girl and severely injure another person? Without question. You killed someone Ms. Berner. Now pull together whatever shreds of dignity and self-respect you seem to be seriously lacking and accept the punishment for your negligent and immature behavior. Jeff Leggat Duncan

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This has been the twelfth year that Vancouver has hosted the largest student-led conference in Western Canada: the Model United Nations. For the first three days of February, the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver hosted student delegates from across Canada while they were not in full-swing committee sessions. The participants of the VMUN are all secondary school students. Teacher chaperones are required for VMUN participants, as their presence verifies participation has been sanctioned, and they are able to assist staff in maintaining efficient operations. Students are assigned to represent a nation for the length of their participation, and it is asked that participants do research on their nation’s various world views. To that end, this year the VMUN presented 16 carefully chosen committees including General Assemblies, mid-size specialized agencies, smaller regional bodies, and crisis committees. Students are engaged in several different two to three hour meetings in their separate groups at all hours of the day. The earliest conferences took place from seven in the morning. On the second night, after retiring to their rooms from a friendly social, all student delegates received an emergency phone call: some disaster seemed imminent, and an emergency “UN” conference was to be called. Though scheduled to be only two hours in length, some students were so engaged in their debate that their emergency conference went on until four in the morning. Clearly, the student delegates were well selected. All displayed an aptitude for debate and understanding of global issues. The dress code, of course, corresponds with the formality of the event. Students and teacher chaperones alike dress in business attire. This includes a jacket and tie for gentlemen and a smart suit or dress for ladies. Casual wear, such as running shoes and jeans, are unacceptable in committee sessions. Although VMUN does not award students merit scholarships, they prefer to provide financial aid based on need. Both delegate fees and school fees can be entirely or partially renounced if the matter is the cost of the event. As well, there are four awards in each committee for which the students are eligible: Best Delegate, Best Researched Delegate, Outstanding Delegate, and Honorable Delegate. There is no limit to the number of outstanding or honorable delegates in a committee. VMUN is already preparing for 2014. Photos from this year can be viewed on their Facebook page, vancouvermodelunitednations. • ML Schneider is an artist, soccer player, and Grade 12 student at South Delta Secondary School.

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HUNDREDYEARSof ROTARYBC The Ladner and Tsawwassen Rotary Clubs celebrate 100 years of “Service Above Self” in B.C.

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ne doesn’t have to travel far in South Delta to see the positive effects Rotarians have had on this community. The local chapters of Rotary International have helped build parks and playgrounds, remove invasive plant species from local beaches, fund post-secondary education for local students, help fund local non-profits like the Little House Society, ensure underprivileged families receive Christmas hampers, mentor high school students, and support the Delta Hospital. For 100 years, Rotary International has given British Columbians an avenue to give back to their communities, help others around the world, and make connections and friendships amongst their peers. Their motto of “service above self,” stands as altruistic guiding principle, but equally import is the groups’ social aspect, says Ladner chapter spokesperson Chris Offer. “Rotary is great way to give back to the community, but you get so much from it as well,” he says. “The socializing, the fellowship, is a very important part.” By making connections with neighbours and peers, communities grow tighter, and that benefits everyone. The first Rotary Club was founded in Chicago in 1905 by attorney Paul Harris, and a number of his friends and business associates. The group was formed in order to organize and encourage phil-

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anthropic efforts while promoting fel“We’re in nearly 200 countries around lowship amongst it members. Rotary was the world,” says Offer. “Rotary is very diso-named because the meeting locations verse. Every religion, race, gender, sexused to rotate between the offices of the ual orientation, is represented and welmembers. comed.” The notion of philanthropy in a social Early on in Rotary International’s histoatmosphere was a popular one, and Rota- ry, racial restrictions were recognized as ry Clubs soon began being detrimental popping up across to the growth of the the Western half of movement, and a • Is it the truth? North America. policy of inclusivity • Is it fair to all concerned? in 1912, the first was adopted in Ro• Will it build goodwill and better Canadian club was tary’s 1922 constifriendships? formed in Winnipeg, tution. • Will it be beneficial to all and a year later the Gender restricconcerned? Rotary Club of Vantions were abolcouver was charished in the 1980s, tered, the first in B.C. and Rotary has welcomed gay and lesbian Today, there are close to 35,000 Rotary members for close to 20 years. Clubs worldwide, counting more than “It’s important to look for new members 1.2 million members. Rotary clubs in B.C. and new ideas,” says Offer. “The reason raise more than $8 million annually for we’re here today is because we’re willing various charitable causes and programs. to change for the better.” Rotary has always changed with the However, what hasn’t changed over the times, says Offer, and that is why the past 100 years, he adds, is Rotary’s core movement has been able to endure. values: Fellowship, service, and high ethWhen the Ladner club was founded by ical standards. members of the Marpole Rotary Club 55 One of the key tenets of the Rotary years ago (the Tsawwassen chapter was movement is the “Four-Way Test,” which founded in 1992), meetings were a jacket Rotarians consider when making any deand tie affair, and strictly men only. Mem- cision, and is still considered a standard bership in Rotary was also limited to one for business ethics. representative per profession. As a result, “With Rotary, you’re not just a member, if you were dentist and you wanted to you take part and you give back,” says join a club that already had a dentist as a Offer. “And if we expect people to submember, you were out of luck. scribe to high ethical standards, we have That’s not the case anymore, and the or- to subscribe to them ourselves, in everyganization is a model inclusiveness. thing we do.”


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South Delta Secondary School’s Interact Club is a Rotary-sponsored volunteer group that raises money for a variety of charitable causes. Tyler Garnham photo

Engaging the next generation ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf EDITOR

Rotary’s longtime members are preparing to pass the torch to the next generation, and the direction Rotary International takes over the next 100 years will be for today’s young people to decide. “Getting young people involved is critical to ensure Rotary is here another 100 yeards from now,” says Rotarian Chris Offer. Not surprisingly, many of Rotary International’s programs focus on engaging young people and helping them to succeed. The most well-known of Rotary’s youth programs are the many post-secondary scholarships the organization offers. Worldwide, Rotary is one of the largest providers of student scholarships, with individual clubs, districts, and regions all offering a wide variety. Rotary International’s Ambassadorial Scholarship is the world’s

largest privately funded interna- tending the influence of Rotary to tional scholarship program, with youth around the world,” says Lesclose to 40,000 students having lie Abramson. participated. Rotary’s citizenLike many of Roship program sends Learn more tary’s programs, students to Ottawa about Rotary it’s youth programs to learn about the International’s are geared towards Canadian political fostering peace and process, while other opportunities for goodwill. programs focus on young people at More than 80 forestry, film, music, countries and over and building world 8,000 students each peace. year participate in Rotary also sponRotary International’s Youth Ex- sors high school-based Interact change program. The program op- Clubs, which promote volunteererates on a “you give one, you get ism and philanthropy. one,” format, with local Rotarians Two years ago, students at South hosting a foreign student, while a Delta Secondary School founded local student studies abroad. their own Interact Club, sponsored Rotarians Don and Leslie by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. Abramson have hosted 13 high At last count, 40 students are inschool students as part of the Ro- volved in the club, and have taken tary exchange program over the on projects that are local, national years, and remain in touch with and international in scope, from many of them. shoreline clean-ups to supporting “It’s one of the best ways of ex- a resource centre in Uganda.

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Rotary around the world ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf EDITOR

From the outset, Rotary has been an international movement. But increasingly clubs in developed countries like Canada are partnering to help fellow Rotarians better their lot in impoverished corners of the globe. “The poorest person in Tsawwassen is better off than almost anyone in Africa,” says Tsawwassen chapter past president Don Abramson. That’s why after years of locally-focused projects, much of the efforts of the two local chapters have shifted to helping those unable to help themselves. Rotary’s ShelterBox program provides supplies and equipment to disaster areas around the world in a convenient package. Tsawwassen’s Jen Kormendy is a ShelterBox response team

member who has seen firsthand how the big green plastic ShelterBox tubs—packed with all the items that can set up a temporary household, including a tent that can sleep up to 10—can make a big difference. “Often at these times, people want to help but don’t know where to direct their charitable dollars,” Kormendy said. “ShelterBox does such a great job getting the aid quickly and effectively to the people most in need.” It costs $1,000 to sponsor an individual box and families have been known to live in ShelterBox tents for over a year. “It costs less than $3 a day to provide a family with shelter, warmth and dignity, and help them rebuild after losing everything.” The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen participates in the Rotary

World Help Network to send shipping containers full of donated, surplus medical supplies to Rotary clubs around the world. While much of the equipment is considered out-dated by Canadian healthcare standards, countries in Africa are in desperate need of it, says Graham Mallett, international projects director for the Tsawwassen chapter. Volunteers including many retired nurses sort and pack the medical equipment and supplies in boxes for shipment. When sufficient supplies have been accumulated and matched with a community’s needs the call goes out to for Rotary volunteers. A 40 foot  long shipping container is placed at the warehouse on the Riverview Hospital site, and in two to four hours the Rotarians fill the container.

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So far more than 300 shipments have been sent to more than 50 countries around the world by B.C. Rotary clubs since the program began more than 15 years ago. Recently, the Ladner Rotary chapter helped a sister club in Temuco, Chile, drill a well to provide year-round water for a medical clinic and more than 130 residents. Larry Pretty is a local Rotarian who travelled to Chile to help with the project. In 2006, the local clubs helped send a container of medical supplies to Temuco to help set up a small medical clinic to served the native Mapuche people there. However, the shallow well the neighbourhood relied on would dry up in the summer months. “Before this, when the wells would dry up, they would have to bring in tankers,” says Pretty.

“That cost money. So there was a clinic built, but you couldn’t use it half the time, because there was no water.” The Temuco Rotary Club raised $6,000 to build the new well, which the Ladner Rotary Club matched. They remaining $12,000 needed was provided by the Canadian federal government, through a grant from the Canadian Embassy in Chile. Pretty spent years traveling the world as a professional in the forestry industry, and says Rotary’s international projects have the ability to change lives in a meaningful way, and encourage peace and goodwill amongst countries. “We’re really blessed to have what we have here,” he says. “I worked for years in Peru, Pakistan, Colombia, and the children there have nothing. Every little thing we can do means so much to them.”

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They called him Big Jim. Not just because he towered over the people he met in his travels to the Orient, but everything about Rotarian pioneer James Wheeler Davidson was larger than life. Born in Minnesota in 1872, Davidson is widely known as the Marco Polo of Rotary, establishing clubs throughout the world in the Mediterranean, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Australia. Although he died in 1933 before Don Abramson was even born, the former Ladner Rotary president was greatly inspired by his "grandpa Davidson." "We didn't know him but his standards and everything he talked about has been instilled into Don, and of course we try to instill that into our kids," says Leslie Abramson, Don's wife and also a past Rotary president. "His presence is still around," she says. "The ring I have on my finger, he wore that." Davidson carried many different briefcases during his 61 years on Earth. He was a diplomat in Formosa for the United States, a member on the famous Robert Peary expedition to the North Pole, and a war correspondent in Taiwan to report on the transition from the Qing dynasty to Japanese rule in 1895. But above all, Davidson was a Rotarian. After making his fortune in the lumber business in his adopted city of Calgary, he decided to become an envoy of sorts for Rotary, an ideal choice given his prior experience as consul general in Shanghai. Leaving Canada in 1914, Davidson spent about $250,000 of his own money establishing over 20 Rotary branches in a dozen different countries. Leslie remembers Davidson's daughter Marjorie telling her children what it was like growing in some of the exotic locales. "She'd tell them how her pet was a leopard or a black panther," she recalls. "And as they got older she would tell them different stories." When Davidson visited India he had difficulty getting businessman


together because they would only eat food prepared by cooks from their own religion. So Davidson brought in three different cooks to the hotel so they could have their first Rotary meeting. "He taught people there's always a way," says Leslie. Many children in South Delta grew up hearing about stories of Davidson or seeing artifacts from the Peary expedition to the North Pole. Much of that memorabilia is now in the Calgary museum or the Abramson home. "He's very proud of his grandfather, he has memorabilia all over our house," says Leslie. "We sleep and drink Rotary and the experiences and stories of grandpa Davidson." There is even a 3,000-metre mountain named after Davidson in the Rocky Mountains that is visible from Calgary.

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For Michael Rudd, owner of Open Space Yoga in Ladner, the secret to wellbeing isn’t just about healthy eating, exercise, and clean living, but giving back to your community as well. Rudd is the vice president of the Delta Hospice Foundation, and says the time and effort he spends to help the local non-profit society is rewarding in way that few other endeavours can match. Rudd’s mother passed away four and a half years ago, and he saw first hand how important hospice services are for those nearing the end of their lives. “Community has always been a big part of my life, but after I lost my mom, I decided I wanted to help,” he says. Rudd has help develop the annual Heart of Ladner Night Market, which has raised more than $30,000 for the Delta Hospice Society, and donated the use of his yoga studio for fundraising events. This year’s event takes place July 20. “From the day we first opened, it was important to be connected with the community,” says Rudd. “For me, it feels good to give back. It can’t just be all about take, take, take.” Open Space Yoga celebrates its eighth anniversary in April, and Rudd says the

❙ Open Space Yoga owner Michael Rudd, second from left, with volunteers at the annual Heart of Ladner Night Market raising funds for Delta Hospice.

success of the studio has been in large part to how open and welcome it is to the community. “We’ve created a space thats not intimidating and there’s something for every-

South Delta’s Nancy Watson was at Kin’s Farm Market in Ladner on Sunday, helping local residents make healthy lifestyle choices. Watson is the local contestant in the Kin’s Green Fighter challenge. With the help of Kin’s store staff, including store manager Dante, Watson set up a booth to distribute literature on cancer prevention; collect “one thing” post-it notes from customers, pledging one thing that these customers can do to improve their health. “It was a fun, sunny, community-supported Ladner event,” said Watson. “[Everyone] was great helping me set up and contribute with ideas about how to stay healthy. I look forward to doing it again on Saturday, April 6th.” This week’s challenge will see Watson participate in a St. Patrick’s Day cooking challenge, and has to create a meal cooked with 100 per cent green ingredients. The most creative green meal wins. The participants in the Kin’s Green Fighters challenge are also raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society during their challenge. To help Nancy reach her fundraising goal, visit her personal donation page at To follow her progress in the Kin’s Green Fighter Challenge, visit www.kinsfarmmarket. com/greenfighters/

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For those looking start a new fitness regime, having someone to guide and encourage you along the way can mean the difference between success and failure. Lisa Rushton is a certified personal trainer at Fitwells For Women Fitness in Tsawwassen, and has helped hundreds of clients turn their health around. “If you are new to exercise, a personal trainer is your ultimate fitness coach,” she says. “A personal trainer can give you confidence and knowledge, and helps you set and keep realistic goals.” The biggest part to putting together and efficient and effective workout, is understanding the role of cardiovascular exercise, which raises your heart rate, and how fast and how hard you should be training. “Going on the treadmill and opening up a magazine is not cardio,” says Rushton.

By developing a safe routine that is tailored to your abilities, a personal trainer can help ensure you stay safe when you work out. For those who are time-crunched, a personal trainer help tailor your workout so you get the most out of your time at the gym. “There’s no reason to be in the gym for two, two-and-a-half hours,” says Rushton. “You should be in an out in 60 minutes.” Personal trainers also make you accountable. If you have an appointment with a trainer, you are less likely to blow off your workout. “We’re your motivator, your cheerleader, and a bit of therapist too,” says Rushton. “Some people want to blow off steam and vent, so we’re here to listen.” Rushton says her clients make up a wide cross-section of society, with brides, recent moms, people recovering from injuries, and seniors among them. When selecting a personal trainer, make sure you are choosing some-


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one who is certified, who has up-to-date first aid training, and carries proper insurance. Most personal trainers should offer a demonstration before you commit, that way you can see if they are right for you. “If you are a senior, you don’t want to hire

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f we really want to change our lives for the better and truly start finding our way back to health, I believe we have to support the four pillars of health: Our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Usually we focus on the physical aspect of health. We support or suppress symptoms. In fact, like Dr. Andrew Weil suggests in a recent article for CNN, “We do not have a health care system… we have a disease-management system -- one that depends on ruinously expensive drugs and surgeries that treat health conditions after they manifest, rather than giving our citizens simple diet, lifestyle and therapeutic tools to keep them healthy.” However, I appreciate our modern healthcare abilities. I am happy to have access to antibiotics, life saving surgeries, technologies for saving lives. But it seems that to suggest or consider an integrative approach to medicine is still quite radical for some. I see my patients benefit from brilliant medicine when a truly integrative approach to healthcare is utilized. Their health improves and ultimately, the cost of their care decreases. In essence everyone wins. However, this still often seems like such a radical thought. Perhaps we need to take a less radical step and break these ideas down into smaller ones. We need to not only focus on the physical, but also truly nurture the other three pillars. One of the ways to do this is to take care of your emotional and mental health. Graeme Swan, counselor, has years of experience and a beautiful approach to help my patients and his clients integrate the mental and physical pillars into their healing process. I believe it is vital to address all the pillars for true healing to occur. “Stop, look, and listen,” says Swan. “It’s not just for the kindergarten child learning to cross the road. It is about paying attention to those

❙ Dr. Heli McPhie is a naturopathic doctor at The Village Clinic in Tsawwassen. moments of wonder that we often stumble past without noticing.” It could be the newly opened buds on the flowering cherry tree, the spontaneous laughter of a child on their way to school or even the evocative sounds of the Irish pipe playing on the radio. As we notice these moments, we find a still

place from which we can encounter our frenetic world with a sense of calm. “I think most of us long for calm because our lives our so busy and filled with responsibilities, demands and obligations,” Swan says. “ So we longingly look forward to our holiday to Cancun thinking that

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❙ Dave McMillan is a professionally trained pastry chef and volunteer at Delta Hospital. He’s renowned for his tasty strudel treats. Adrian MacNair photo

A treat from ‘Mr. Strudel’

The auxiliary volunteer is a coordinator for the Delta Hospital cafe

When Dave McMillan first visited Delta Hospital’s emergency two years ago for chest pains he was helped inside by three people in blue vests. He reached into his pocket to pay them for their trouble and they told him there was no need. They were Delta Hospital Auxiliary volunteers. “I was so impressed,” he says. “Within three hours all tests were done. I found out how, it was hospital auxiliary.” Dave decided to join the auxiliary and use his talents as a professionally trained pastry chef and cook to work in the courtyard cafe. Originally from Croatia, when Dave moved to England to become a cook he used his first name (Milan) to create the common Anglo surname McMillan. But although Dave now calls Canada his home, he still holds those old world talents for making delicious pastries. “I learned from my grandparents and mother, simple food, no preservatives is

better,” he says. One of Dave’s favourite things to make is strudel, a European pastry popular all over the world. His apple strudel with raisins is so renowned that he’s earned a nickname. “I have friends in Richmond, they see me on the streets and they say, OK, it’s Mr. Strudel,” he says laughing. Dave was a chef at Steveston’s Lion’s Manor until he retired four years ago. He took his strudel treats to a social gathering last year and has since been asked to cater events. So, why does Dave enjoy strudel so much? “It’s so easy to make, so fast, 15 minutes and it’s done,” he says. Even better, the ingredients are all natural. Ever since Dave’s visit to the hospital a couple of years ago he takes his health very seriously. The good news is that the ingredients are all things that are good for you: Apples, raisins, brown sugar, bread crumbs, cinnamon, lemon rinds, and vegetable oil. Of course, like everything in life, moder-

ation is the key. And it’s definitely a challenge to stop at just one of Mr. Strudel’s pastries. Even if you can’t eat them all, fear not. You can freeze the strudels and then microwave them for a few seconds and they’re just as good. The dessert is best served with red wine or port, Bailey’s Irish cream, or coffee. “I’m not making money,” explains Dave about the reason for getting into catering. “I get paid for it, but I’m doing it for pleasure. People enjoy.” That fits perfectly with his philosophy and that of the Delta Hospital Auxiliary. Dave says that nearly every dollar spent in the thrift shop or other Auxiliary stores goes back into the hospital. That way the next time somebody goes to the emergency room at Delta Hospital, Dave knows they’ll be helped just like he was the first time.




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Q: How do I set up Bluetooth? A:

Q: I am thinking of purchasing an electric toothbrush, what should I be looking for? A: Electric toothbrushes are a great way to improve your

The Bluetooth feature on your phone creates a wireless connection which can transmit data and voice between two devices over a limited range — but what does that actually mean?

brushing, and you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot to get a good one.

Bluetooth receivers come standard in almost every new car on the market. The in-car Bluetooth allows calls to be answered and placed without even touching the phone. Some cars even allow music on your phone played through the car speakers via Bluetooth connection. If your car does not have Bluetooth built-in, off-the-shelf hands-free earpieces and visor mounted Bluetooth receivers provide almost identical functionality as the built-in option. Before pairing two Bluetooth-enabled devices together, make sure both the device and the Bluetooth features are turned on. Your phone will discover devices nearby and ready to connect, but it requires a security code to entered before initiating a connection. Once the phone prompts you to enter the code the first attempt should be the factory default “0000” or “1234”. If the code is correct, a notification will pop-up indicating a successful connection. If you find that your Bluetooth device is struggling to connect your device may need to have its software upgraded. Bluetooth also allows two devices to connect and transmit data such as music and pictures. Once a Bluetooth connection is established between one phone and another, and as long as the two phones remain on and within range, data transfers take only seconds per item. This is useful when sending contact information and pictures between devices that without an internet connection. If you have any questions about Bluetooth and how to set up your devices feel free to come visit us at 4808 Delta Street.

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Q: I seem to have difficulties building &

denying my claim. They say that my injuries were pre-existing because I’ve had problems with my back in the past. Is this the law?

There are however instances where your past back problems become an advantage to ICBC. If your problems were ongoing at the time of the accident and some of your current symptoms can be attributed to those pre-existing problems, you will be entitled to less than if you were symptom free before the accident. Also, if your past back problems were progressive in nature and there is evidence that you would have developed future problems even in the absence of the accident, your claim may be reduced. Talk to a lawyer for further information.


When breads, grains, cereals, fruits, fruit juices, starchy vegetables, legumes, sugary foods, some milk products and alcohol are digested, they are broken down into sugar. As sugar enters the liver via the portal vein from the intestines, the pancreas releases proportionate insulin.

Q: I was injured in a car accident and ICBC is

Not exactly. Your past back problems can affect your claim but they should not lead to an automatic denial. There is no rule that says that a person with a pre-existing health issue cannot be injured worse or injured in a different way during an accident. In fact, depending on the extent of your past back problems, they may even be beneficial to your claim. They may have made you more susceptible to injury, causing you to suffer more than the average person would have in a similar accident. ICBC cannot argue that you deserve less simply because you are prone to be hurt more.

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Q: I’ve been struggling with my mood and

I would advise you to seek help when you notice that you are not living life in the way your normally do, or would like to. Some key areas to pay attention to: 1) Sleep: do you find yourself not able to fall asleep, or waking up more than normal? 2) Appetite: is it more, or less than usual, or is there a significant weight change? 3) Memory and Concentration: are you having a harder time remembering names or events and/or having a harder time focusing? 4) Energy and Motivation: do you still enjoy, and do things you normally do? Finally, and most importantly: 5) Do you find your life to be less fulfilling than you wish it to be? These are all areas a counsellor can address with you. Remember, the earlier you seek help, the easier it is to make changes for the better and return to the fulfilling life you desire!

An electric toothbrush with a timer is best, preferably with a head that is not too large. My personal preference is for a toothbrush that has a rechargeable handle and heads that can be removed and replaced as they wear out. It is sometimes possible with these brushes to buy one base and then use separate heads for individual family members. At higher price points, electric toothbrushes will have a few more features, such as a sensor if you are brushing too hard, or sensitive and massage settings. That said, a simple battery operated spin brush is great for children, as they are not too vigorous, and certainly make parent assisted brushing easier.


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maintaining strong, healthy relationships. What could I do differently?

All relationships (friendships, family, couples, co-workers, etc.) are unique; however, core elements are necessary to maintain them successfully. When we employ negative or destructive methods in our interpersonal relationships, we sabotage them on many levels, for example, in the following (somewhat exaggerated) ways: • Never, ever COMPROMISE or NEGOTIATE – remain steadfastly inflexible! • CONFLICT MANAGEMENT – always manage to make it personal. • Irritations & annoyances? Take issue with everything! • Avoid COMMUNICATION & practice indifference – it’s easier than LISTENING! • Your needs before anyone else’s – if it’s not about you, why bother?! • RESPECT & APPRECIATION? Demand it! Ohh – you meant for someone else? • Approach PROBLEM-SOLVING by attacking, blaming and being judgemental! • Assume everything – you’re usually right anyway. • Always react quickly – don’t let your triggers be wasted! • Avoid taking RESPONSIBILITY – it could be a set-up. • INTEGRITY, TRUST, HUMOUR? Foolish and whimsical, at best. • And of course, biting sarcasm is always helpful. This is not to minimize or ignore the many factors that can impinge on a relationship. However, by examining your own behaviours relative to the above (and purposefully avoiding the above!) might surprise you with the outcomes. Honor the relationships that matter to you & cultivate new ones more successfully! Relationship Series Part 4: To Be Continued in the April Issue Suggestions on other issues/topics are welcome via Email

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Q: Our mom has some memory issues, and feels A:


Our Strata Corporation has received the Depreciation Report which now shows which components of the building are failing, what they will cost to repair or renovate and even replace. It also shows when these and all other components will need the funding. We have heard that Depreciation Reports are causing large increases in monthly strata fees or large special assessments which will be needed pay for unfunded portions of the Depreciation Report?

we are pressuring her into a facility? How feasible is it for her to stay put?

We suggest the first thing is to have your mom properly diagnosed so you know what you’re dealing with. Make an appointment with her family doctor and they can make a referral if necessary. Familiar surroundings can make the difference between thriving or surviving for someone with memory issues. If they are still able to manage their welfare safely in their own home and pose no threat to themselves or others, they can continue at home with appropriate help. HoneyDo can help ease everyone’s mind with regular check-ins, errands, groceries, reminders, outings & escort to appointments. Any unexpected change in circumstances can too quickly predict your future living arrangements. Be proactive and get her name on a wait list for one or more preferred communities who can offer services she needs. Check out a few different places, ask questions... there are handy checklists found online. Having a plan helps take some of the alarm out of changes and allows you to have a choice in your care.


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I live in a townhouse/condo and currently have a gas fireplace that I want to change. What are my options?

we get older. Why should we do anything about it?

A: It is normal for older people to have hearing loss

but it should not be considered normal for them to be isolated or handicapped by that hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss at any age is associated with depression, anxiety, stress and social withdrawal. Properly fitted hearing aids make speech more audible and intelligible. Hearing aids, along with strategies for better communication, can reduce the effect of age related hearing loss and keep hearing impaired elderly people connected to their families, friends and communities.  Hearing loss should not be ignored.  Everyone over fifty years of age should have a baseline hearing test done by a qualified hearing professional.

As part of the depreciation plan, the consultant must provide the strata corporation with at least 3 cash flow funding models for the contingency reserve fund relating to the maintenance, repair and replacement over the next 30 years. These are only sample models for funding that will show the impact of your decisions. Your strata is not compelled to adopt any of them. If you decide to contribute only 10% of the annual budget, the model should show what will your future costs will be, when they will occur, and when will you be facing special levies, likewise if you decided to increase your contributions to a greater amount. The purpose of providing the models is to ensure the strata owners have credible information to make decisions when they vote at the AGM. Even if the strata corporation does not increase their funding, it will allow owners to understand future costs so they may make informed decisions on their personal long term financial planning and savings for those future levies.


This is a very common question as most all Strata have restrictions when it comes to changes to the exterior of the buildings. Your fireplace options will be greatly impacted by the type of vent your fireplace currently uses, unless your Strata will allow you to change it.

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If you have a factory built gas fireplace then the type and location of the venting will most likely dictate your choices. For example, factory built open-faced gas fireplaces, or fireplaces that have screens or doors that open during operation, are decorative B-vent fireplaces. These fireplaces vent vertically up through the roof or a chase. Unless your Strata will allow you to change this venting above the roof-line, you will have to choose another B-vent fireplace or an approved retrofit insert to replace it. If your fireplace is a sealed unit then most likely it is what is labeled a direct vent fireplace with most instances having the vents visible on the exterior wall of your building. Note that various direct vent fireplaces have different size of vents with varying installation heights. The new fireplace of choice will have to match the existing vent size and location. Another big factor needing to consider when changing this style of fireplace is that the immediate surrounding tile, and possibly the mantel, may have to be removed in order to pull out the old fireplace and have the new fireplace to be put in its place.

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We are nearing retirement, our kids have moved out, and we are trying to plan out our future. Any tips or advice on where to go from here? Should we sell and downsize now? Or wait a few more years?

This is a very popular topic right now from the Baby Boomer Demographic. The empty nesters. The largest demographic in Canada are nearing retirement, and a good portion of the boomers’ net worth is in their properties. Boomers are now trying to be pro-active in their retirement planning process, but are also very hesitant to make the downsizing decision too soon! If you are an empty nester, and a large portion of your net worth is in your home, and the home is more than you need, then now is as good a time as ever! Downsizing is difficult, but is a necessary step for many people and I don’t see many benefits in delaying this decision. I see more positives! There are many different options. Just make sure you are planning for the future as you start this process. Make sure you think hard before buying a 3-Level unit or something with too many stairs. What is the “walkability” of the location you are considering? Are there lots of amenities nearby? How reasonable are monthly maintenance costs? Does the “strata” complex you are considering have any upcoming special levy’s or assessments that could drain your savings account? How big of a place do you really need? Would you rather be in a smaller house somewhere without any sort of strata and hanle your own maintenance? A lower maintenance, smaller property, can offer you more time to do all the other things you never had the time for like hobbies, travelling, volunteer work, etc! If you are moving out of our beloved South Delta as many end up doing when they downsize, please make sure you fully research the area and neighbourhoods you are moving into. You do not want to make the big move, buy a place, etc,then to find you don’t like that area and need to start the process all over again! Some people find it a good idea to rent for a little while if they are going to a new area that they don’t know well enough! There are many more things to consider and talk about when it comes time to make this big decision of downsizing. I say treat it as an adventure! A new chapter in life! It can be stressful, but also can be very exciting!

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Ice Hawks drop 3 straight

The Delta Ice Hawks are facing elimination after dropping three straight games to the Richmond Sockeyes in their Pacific Junior Hockey League playoff series. The Sockeyes took a 3-1 lead in the Tom Shaw Conference final on Tuesday, with a 6-5 win over the Ice Hawks at the Ladner Leisure Centre. Things looked good for the Ice Hawks early in Tuesday’s game, as Alex Martin, Mitchell Walter, and Matthew Dawson each score to give the home side a 3-0 lead. However, the Sockeyes rebounded in the second period with three goals of their own to tie the game. A late slashing penalty by Sockeye Dominic Centis gave the Ice Hawks a powerplay to open the final frame, with Aaron Merrick capitalizing to give the Ice Hawks a 4-3 edge. The lead did not last long, however, as Dean Allison scored a pair of goals for the Sockeys in less than a minute to give Richmond their first lead of the game.

Jeremy Hamaguchi scored midway through the period to stretch the Sockeyes’ lead to two. Ryan Procyshyn scored to bring the Ice Hawks back within one, but it would be as close as Delta would get. Martin and Walter both finished with a goal and an assist each, while Anthony Brito tallied two helpers. Mak Barden, Spencer Schoen, Kolten Grieve also had assists. Walter was named the game’s third star. After outshooting the Sockeyes 15-8 in the first period, the Sockeyes pounded the Ice Hawks 32-20 in the final two periods. The Ice Hawks won the opening game of the best-of-seven series at home last Tuesday by a score of 4-0. But playing on the road proved difficult for the Ice Hawks, as they lost 3-2 and 2-0 in Richmond. Game 5 in the conference playoff was to have been played at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Minoru Arenas in Richmond, after press deadline. If needed, Game 6 is scheduled to be played Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Ladner.




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Local rink takes B.C. curling title ❙ Staff writer

Team Daniels of the Delta Curling Club went undefeated en route to the gold medal at the B.C. juvenile girls’ championships at the Prince George Golf and Curling Club, March 7 to 10. The winning team competed in the ages 11-to-16 division, and is made up of sisters Sarah (skip) and Megan Daniels (third), second Megan Bourassa and lead Heather Sinclair. The local rink beat Team Fish-

er from the Kamloops Curling Club 9-7 to take the title. The Daniels sisters were also members of Team Jensen, the team that took the bronze medal at the 2013 Tim Hortons B.C. Junior Curling Championships in Coquitlam. The teams now advance to the Optimist International U-18 curling championships, which take place at the Langley and Cloverdale curling clubs from March 26 to April 1.

Fun run this Sunday The St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run

takes place this Sunday to help raise money to send athletes to the Special Olympics this summer, in partnership with the Delta Police Department. The race takes place at 10:30 a.m. at 5670 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen, and is followed by green beer, juice, and snacks. Bikes, strollers and pets are welcome, and St. Paddy’s day costumes are encouraged. Registration is by donation and can be done by emailing, or call 604-948-3488.

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Going Green for St. Patrick’s Day! This week’s challenge for Nancy and her opponents is to come up with a creative and healthy 100% green dish for St. Patrick’s Day. Photos of the contestants creations will be posted March 15th at kinsfarmmarket. The most creative meal will win a dinner for two to Stonegrill Restaurant in Vancouver. To find out more about the challenge go to

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• Ladner Tri-City Aglow Fellowship meets from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at 5050 47A Ave., Ladner (beside the Library). Inspirational and comedic speaker, Laura-Lynn Thompson is the co-host for the national daily show, The 700 Club Canada and will be Aglow’s guest this month ( For more information, visit, or call 604274-7596

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• The South Delta Little House Society will be holding a workshop for mothers and grandmothers who have a child struggling with substance abuse and don’t know what to do. The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Little House located at 5061 12th Ave. in Tsawwassen. The cost is $150 which includes lunch, snacks, and all materials. The workshop will be facilitated by Janine Nowacka, an addictions counsellor at the Cedars at Cobblehill Treatment Centre on Vancouver Island. If you have questions or would like to register, please email Nancy Lee at nancy@littlehousesociety. ca or call her at 778-2785755. • McKee Seniors’ Recreation Centre is having a St. Patrick’s Pub Night from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Members $12, guests $15. Cash bar, Irish Fare by Kee Café, and dancing with music by DJ Noriel Pasco.

Sunday, March 17

• Delta Nature presents Birds in Focus Photography Workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park near Centennial Beach, Tsawwassen. Call 604-432-6359 to register. Ages 12 and up. $20 fee.

Monday, March 18

• The South Delta Low Vision Support Group meets at the Ladner Pioneer Library (4683 51st St.) at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Orv Jantzen from Clarity Canada, specializing in magnification equipment and other visual aids. We welcome all persons interested in low vision support, along with their family or friends.

Tuesday, March 19

• Spring Break will soon be upon us and your local Delta library offers a couple of free magic shows during Spring Break that will sure to entertain the entire family. International award-win-

ning comedy magician Rick Mearns performs as Tricky Ricky at 1 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library and at the Ladner Pioneer Library at 3:30 p.m. • The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild invites you to attend their monthly meeting. Local quilter Sonja Callaghan brings her trunk show and speaks. The group meets at the Sacred Heart Gym, 3900 Arthur Drive in Ladner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests are always welcome for a $5 entrance fee. For more information, visit or call 604948-0692.

Wednesday, March 20

• The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit, fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people will hold its annual general meeting at 10 a.m. at The Coast Tsawwassen Inn. All members are urged to attend. Our guest speaker Bill Sexsmith, new B.C. Director for Probus Canada. Please call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information.

Saturday, March 23

• Enjoy an afternoon of music with singers David Tuck, Don Goodison, and pianists Queenie Cheng, Eleonor Hsia and Jane Pallan as they present A Musical Potpourri at 2 p.m. at Ladner United Church. Admission by donation with proceeds going to the church’s Building Fund.

Wednesday, March 27

• Spring Break will soon be upon us. Your local Delta library offers a couple of free magic shows during Spring Break that will sure to entertain the entire family. Joseph the Magician offers a fun-filled, high-energy, interactive magic show at the Tsawwassen Library at 1 p.m. and the Ladner Pioneer Library at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 28

• Music Therapy sessions with the Stroke Recovery Group of Delta continue at the Delta Music School. These opportunities are available to all residents of Delta for a small charge to contribute towards costs. Individuals with communication challenges such as aphasia benefit from the music connections being made to the speech / language area of the brain. More details are available by calling the Stroke Re-

covery Association Delta at 604-319-6775.

Friday, March 29

• Are you gay, bisexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? Hominum Fraser Valley is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. For information and meeting location, call Art at 604-462-9813 or Don at 604-329-9760.


• Special Olympics BC Delta welcomes athletes and new volunteers to participate in its spring programs. Spring programs begin in April and include soccer, softball, track and field, and golf. If interested, athletes should email registration@sobcdelta. org. Any volunteers interested in taking part as an assistant coach should email volunteer@sobcdelta. org. For more information, visit  • The Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe in Tsawwassen is looking for volunteers for Thursday evenings from 4 to 7 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Sandy at 604948-0660, ext 333. • The Tsawwassen Mens’ Golf Club is accepting members for the 2013 season for play at King’s Links Golf Course on Tuesday afternoons. (12 noon and on) The season begins Tuesday, April 2. Come join this social group of golfers of all age and skill levels. Food, drinks, competitions, prizes and much more in a stunning Boundary Bay outdoor setting. Interested individuals can contact Doug Reynolds at 604940-0770. • French classes for adults are organized by the PAC of Public French School/Ecole Bois-Joli in Tsawwassen (785 49th St.) starting April 2. For more info e-mail mpennors@ • The South Delta Artists Guild is calling for entries into the prestigious ninth annual Oil and Water juried art show, accredited by the Federation of Canadian Artists. Deadline for entry is June 28. The show will run from July 25 to Aug. 24 at the SDAG Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery. Start your paintings now and get ready for the show. For more information, call 604946-0644, or visit www.

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6 bdrm Family Home- $436,700. 34129 King Road, Abbotsford OPEN HOUSE Mar. 16, 1pm-4pm PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.


604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley


Running this ad for 8yrs


removal done RIGHT!

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. 10% OFF with this AD


Mike 604-789-5268





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

Fitz Electric, Reg. #91779, Lic., Bonded, Insured. WCB. Lighting rebates, Tenant improvements. Comm work/reno’s. 778-231-8332



Local & Long Distance


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

604-537-4140 GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $45/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737






604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $1000 (604)308-5665

Local gas ‘A’ ďŹ tter / plumber Lic/Insured/ Senior disc.

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

Competitive rates. Pipe / Toilet sink/faucet

H/W tank / furnace / boiler Replace/repair/maintenance Any Plumbing/heating jobs.

Call Red: 604-771- 4077




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

C & C Electrical Mechanical

604-475-7077 Precision 1 Plumbing & Heating Licensed ~ Insured. Hot water tanks, service, renos. Contact Rick 604-809-6822 PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating. Lic. & Ins. h/w tanks, service, renos. No hst. Rick 604-809-6822



Sick and tired of your kitchen or bathroom? Let Valley One Renovations Make it BETTER! From design to the final clean and polish: we take care of it all. Call for your free no obligation quote. 'VMMZJOTVSFE8$#SFHt0WFSZFBSTFYQFSJFODF

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses • More

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM! On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!


PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx 150 lbs. $950. Call 604-302-2357 Shih Tzu/poodle x pup, 8 wks, 1st shots, family raised, M/F, mixed colours. $495. (604)858-9770


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


MATTRESSES starting at $99

*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379

But Dead Bodies!!

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988



• Custom Blind Sales • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning • Blind Cleaning & Repair WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED

604.948.5450 `

Quality service in South Delta since 1997



STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No QualiďŹ cation Required! FLEXIBLE TERMS! Cloverdale 60th &176th Spacious 708sf. 1 bdrm. Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req. 604-657-9422


2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER Factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000km, one old guy owner, $7450 obo (604)817-1945





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



America’s Best Buy! 20 Acres-Only $99/mo! $0 Down, No Credit Checks, MONEY BACK GUARANTEE Owner Financing. West Texas Beautiful Mountain Views! Free Color Brochure 1-800-755-8953

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

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

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

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



1 & 2 Bdrms

Minimum $200 for Complete full-size Vehicles

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 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.







• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331

Hauling Anything..







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


Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad


1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.



Eastcan RooďŹ ng & Siding


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

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

•New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs

Additions, Home Improvements Restorations, Renovations, & New Construction. Specializing in Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. 604-218-3064



2 Bedrm + Den & 3 Bedrms Available

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


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



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


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




BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for loving homes. $975. Langley area. 778-241-5504.

CKC RGST. Great Pyrenees Pups 9 wks. old 1st. shots, Hlth guar. $1200, free delivery. Vet chk. 250998-4697





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

C & C Electrical Mechanical







Reliable Work - Res. & Comm.


WHITE ROCK avail April 1. 2 bdrm sunny, lower suite w/own driveway, level entry & walkout patio area. Ocean view, only 2 min to White Rock pier & 5 min to uptown shops & restaurants. Quiet, no-through traffic street. 1 bath, in-suite lndry & gas f/p. All utils & heat incl. $1,200/mo NP/NS. Refs req please. Anytime after 6pm 604-535-5899.

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422



Serving the Delta Area since 1986 604-649-1627 or 604-946-0943 The Scrapper

Call 604-830-4002 or 604-830-8246 Visit our website:





SOUTH SURREY Short Term or Long term NEWER - only 3 years old. Immaculate Deluxe, Fully Equipped 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Floor to ceiling storage + storage room in garage. 6 S/S appli. D/W, W/D, & Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. NO - Smoking inside, covered patio & outdoor patio. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping & transit. Close to schools. $1800/month. Available. May 1.




15’ Welded aluminum boat, 6’10� wide, 44 inches deep v-hull with stand up fisherman’s top, sst steering lights horn bilge pump. Boats are new. Trailers available. $6750. Chilliwack 250-244-1704 Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557


Friday, March 15, 2013

South Delta Leader

Deltaport gridlock ❙ P4

Shrimp Supreme



Citizens’ group wants Delta to buy prized parcel

FRIDAY ∙ MARCH 15 ∙ 2013

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


Serve a delicious new appetizer this Easter!


Trenant Park Square

Emergency room doctors at Delta Hospital say they are understaffed, and the problem is leading to longer wait times. ER visits at the hospital are up 20 per cent over the past four years according to Fraser Health, and ER physician Kevin Shi says the health authority needs to increase staffing to accommodate the extra patients. ❙ See story, P.4

Valid March 13th to March 17th, 2013

Prices effective: March 13th to March 17th, 2013 *While * Quantities Last


$2.00 ea

Jumbo & Sweet

Fresh & Delicious

Creamy & Smooth

Chile Grown

Red Globe Seeded Grapes

$1.99/lb Peru Grown

Mexico Grown

Organic Black Kale




California Grown

California Grown

The Delta Ice Hawks are facing elimination after dropping three straight games to the Richmond Sockeyes in their Pacific Junior Hockey League playoff series. The Sockeyes took a 3-1 lead in the Tom Shaw Conference final on Tuesday, with a 6-5 win over the Ice Hawks at the Ladner Leisure Centre. ❙ See story, P.23

Jumbo Avocados

3/$5.00 Mexico Grown

Trenant Park Square

Open 9 am to 7 pm everyday!

Ice Hawks in tough 604.948.FITT


2 BUNCHES/$4.00

Ladner Trunk Rd. & 52A St. Beside London Drugs Delta 604.940.0733



❙ 100 years of B.C. Rotary

Ladner, Tsawwassen clubs celebrate service above self



Yellow Nectarines

Fresh & Nutritious


Healthy & Tasty

The province has listed five possible options to upgrade or replace the 54-year-old George Massey Tunnel, ranging from a new bridge or tunnel, to not adding any capacity at all. All of the options to build a new tunnel or bridge would include HOV lanes, bicycle and pedestrian access, and improvements to local highways and interchanges that connected with Steveston Road in Richmond and Highway 17 in Delta.

Delta ER doctors want more hours

Valid with coupon only at Kin’s location at

Extra Large & Premium

Five options tabled for Massey Tunnel

❙ See story, P.3

*Reg Price $1.00 ea

Limit One Per Family - While Quantities Last - 5523

Making education accessible



Kin’s Reusable Bag

Face to Face ❙ P7


Idling trucks have some residents fuming

Paterson Park ❙ P5


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

South Delta Leader, March 15, 2013  
South Delta Leader, March 15, 2013  

March 15, 2013 edition of the South Delta Leader