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Face to Face ❙ P11

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Clark loses seat, wins majority B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark pulled an upset win Tuesday, defying the polls and pundits who started the evening talking about her exit strategy after a loss. Clark’s B.C. Liberals won 50 seats—though she lost her own seat in Vancouver—with 33 for the NDP. ❙ See story, P.5

Strong turnout at local polls While little more than half of British Columbians bothered to cast their votes in Tuesday’s provincial election, Delta South bucked the trend with a voter turnout of more than 64 per cent, one of the highest in the province. ❙ See story, P.4

Hamilton win may trigger by-election Inside P.17

Delta Coun. Scott Hamilton is heading to Victoria after winning the riding of Delta North in Tuesday night’s election, but he’s not sure whether he’ll vacate his council seat to allow for a municipal by-election.

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❙ Huntington makes history

Incumbent wins by 2,500-vote margin, becomes first B.C. independent MLA to ever win re-election Three pages of election coverage starting on P.3

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Tuesday, November 27th Thank you, Delta South, for believing in the strength of Independence and for the strong mandate to represent at KinVillage Community Centre you in Victoria. I am honoured and moved by your 5430 - 10th continued support.Avenue I am especially my team of outstanding 10:00 am - grateful 2:00to pm

volunteers and supporters, who worked so very hard and herDelta Constituency Office assistant to help South make BC history.

Vicki Huntington will be in TsawwassenThank to you meet with residents in their own – to everyone. local community. It’sSincerely, as if Vicki moved her Ladner Office to Tsawwassen Vicki Huntingtonfor the day!

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Hot Dog poll predicts Huntington win ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf editor

Huntington said there’s still a lot of work to do with the next four years and that she would be holding premier Christy Clark to her promise to replace the George Massey Tunnel. She also touched on the fact she made political history with her reelection.

While Vicki Huntington’s 2,500-vote margin of victory in Tuesday’s provincial election may have come as a shock to some, John Meier, Jr. of Myrtle’s Famous Hot Dogs in Tsawwassen predicted the landslide with his first-ever hot dog election poll on Saturday. Meier offered three different kinds of hot dogs, each named after one of the local candidates running for provincial office. The results of the highly unscientific poll showed independent incumbent MLA Huntington way ahead with 49 hot dogs, followed by Nic Slater of the BC NDP with 17 dogs, and Bruce McDonald of the BC Liberals with seven. Of course it helped Huntington’s cause that her hot dog was the Chicago Dog, Meier’s most popular. There may have been some ballot stuffing as well. “I didn’t invite any of the candidates down, but Vicki heard what we were doing,” said Meier. “Her and her people bought about 10 hot dogs, I think.” Of course, it was all in good fun. Meier said he decided to hold the poll to get people talking about the election, and to hopefully encourage people to get out and vote. “I’m a bit of a political junkie,” he said. “I just wanted to bring some attention to the election.” Meier moved to Canada 40 years ago from the United States, and in 1995 got his Canadian citizenship so he could vote. “Voting is extremely important to me,” he said. “I get really upset when I hear people say they aren’t going to vote. That’s why I wanted to get people talking about the election, because I think it’s extremely important.”

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❙ Vicki Huntington is embraced by one of her supporters Tuesday night at her campaign headquarters at the Sundance Inn in Ladner after winning her re-election campaign in Delta South. Huntington made B.C. political history by becoming the first independent MLA to be re-elected as an independent. Adrian MacNair photo

Huntington makes history with re-election Independent incumbent wins by 2,500-vote margin ❙ Rob Mangelsdorf, Adrian MacNair

Vicki Huntington will get another four years to represent the riding of Delta South in the provincial legislature, as she became the first independent MLA in B.C. history to win a second term as an independent Tuesday night.

Huntington soundly defeated challengers Bruce McDonald of the BC Liberals and Nic Slater of the BC NDP. Huntington held 48.03 per cent of the popular vote, with 10,619 in her favour. McDonald had 8,114 votes (36.7 per cent), while Slater had 3,375 (15.27 per cent). “Delta South took a chance on an independent four years ago and we squeaked in and I think [we] proved to this riding we could do the job and we could keep them informed and we could be an office of integ-

rity,” said Huntington in her celebration speech at the Sundance Inn on Ladner Trunk Road. “I can’t even tell every single person in this room how grateful we are for everything you have done, this has been a campaign with so many volunteers who’ve worked their hearts out door-knocking or phoning or putting signs up.”

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Delta North MLA hasn’t decided to vacate council seat Scott Hamilton’s departure could trigger by-election ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

Delta Coun. Scott Hamilton is heading to Victoria after winning the riding of Delta North in Tuesday night’s election, but he’s not sure whether he’ll vacate his council seat to allow for a municipal by-election. “I’m going to listen to what my council wants me to do,” said a happy, but exhausted Hamilton on Wednesday morning. “There’s a few things I’d like to continue working on for a short time, but I have to sit down with my council, discuss the options with them.” Hamilton said he could theoretically hold on to both jobs and either return the salary he receives from council to Delta or donate it to charity. “Personally, I’d like to find a way, if I could, to save the taxpayer the cost of a by-election,” he said. If Hamilton does decide to step aside soon, according to

Section 37.4 of the Local Government Act, the municipality must appoint a chief election officer, usually the chief administrative officer. The chief election officer must then set a general voting day for the election, which must be on a Saturday no later than 80 days after the date the chief election officer was appointed. A person elected in a by-election holds office until the end of the term. In this case, the newly elected councillor would hold office until the next general municipal election, to be held on the third Saturday in November, 2014. The reason a fixed date has not been set is because in July 2010 the province organized a Local Government Elections Task Force which may eventually change the rules for the 2014 election. If Hamilton decides to keep his seat until January, 2014, no by-election is needed if the vacancy occurs within a calendar year of the next general election. Hamilton acknowledged that staying on could create some conflicts in his dual role

as MLA and municipal council member. “If it did become a great enough conflict then ultimately I would find myself having to resign the seat,” he said. The next council meeting isn’t until May 27, but Hamilton said if council wants to call an extraordinary meeting to have that discussion he’s prepared for that. He expects to remain on council until at least after the provincial swearing-in. “At the end of the day it’s about the community, it’s not about me,” he said. At least one other Lower Mainland municipal politician who won a seat in the legislature Tuesday night has already said he’ll be stepping side. “I wish I could do both jobs, but I can’t,” said Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender, who was elected MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood. Hamilton narrowly defeated fellow Delta councillor and BC NDP candidate Sylvia Bishop by 302 votes. He was originally elected to council in 2002, and served as a Delta Parks commissioner prior to that.

❙ Alyssa Kendall, 9, takes a photo of Delta mayor Lois Jackson and new Liberal MLA Scott Hamilton, who beat the NDP’s Sylvia Bishop in Delta-North on Tuesday night. Boaz Joseph photo


Strong turnout in Delta South, despite low numbers across B.C.

❙ BC Liberal candidate Bruce McDonald watches the results come in on election night at his campaign HQ in Ladner Village surrounded by his supporters. Robert Mangelsdorf photo

❙ Robert Mangelsdorf editor

While the final vote tally has yet to calculated, preliminary results from Elections BC indicate the voter turnout for Tuesday’s provincial election could be one of the lowest ever. With out-of-district ballots still to be counted, it appears close to 52 per cent of eligible British Columbians bothered to vote in the 2013 provincial election, according to initial Elections BC numbers. The result marks the latest in a steady downward trend for voter turnout in recent years. In the 2009 provincial election, voter turnout hit a low of 51 per cent, while the 2005 election saw more than 58 per cent of eligible voters cast their ballot. The 1983 provincial election, meanwhile, saw the highest ever voter turnout, with close to 78 per cent casting ballots. However, Delta South once again saw robust numbers at the polls this year, with one of the highest voter turnouts in the province. More than 64 per cent of those eligible voted in Tuesday’s election, with 22,108 out of a possible 34,473 Delta South residents taking part. Despite a voter turnout much higher than other electoral districts across the province, the numbers were down locally as well compared to 2009, when more than 68 per cent of those eligible voted. Pat Turner, the district electoral officer for Delta South, said the vote counts will increase slightly as ballots that were cast out of district have yet to be counted. The official final vote count for the 2013 provincial election is expected by the end of the month.


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“Delta South, when they elected the first independent in 60 years made history last time, but this time Delta South has re-elected an independent, which makes B.C. political history,” she said to loud applause. Huntington was first elected in 2009 when she beat out former attorney general Wally Oppal by just 32 votes. McDonald called Huntington to concede the race shortly

after 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday. “You can’t win them all, but come tomorrow, I’ll still be serving the people of Delta,” said the seven-term Delta councillor Tuesday night. McDonald said he was happy with his campaign and the ground they were able to make up on Huntington in the past month. “We knew at the beginning going in we were significantly behind, maybe as much as 40 points, and we made a lot of that up,

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but we didn’t have the ability to make it all up,” McDonald said, adding that a late start to the campaign didn’t help matters. “If we had been in harness back in the fall, maybe we would have been able to get to more people,” he said. “It’s the nature of the business, there’s a winner and a loser… and I’m proud of what we did.” While Slater picked up just 15 per cent of the popular vote, his efforts represents an improvement for the BC NDP locally. In 2009, Dileep Athaide received less than 3,000 votes, and 12.4 per cent of the popular vote.

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Electoral reform given test drive ❙ Jeff Nagel reporter

❙ B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark led an aggressive campaign and overcame a large lead for the NDP. File photo

Clark defies polls, wins majority Liberals take 50 seats as NDP lead crumbles; Greens earn their first seat in legislature ❙ Tom Fletcher, Jeff Nagel reporter

B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark pulled an upset win Tuesday, defying the polls and pundits who started the evening talking about her exit strategy after a loss. Clark’s B.C. Liberals won 50 seats—though she lost her own seat in Vancouver—with 33 for the NDP. Turnout was low, indicating a lack of a protest vote against an unpopular government seeking a fourth term. The Liberals took an early lead in poll results Tuesday night, with veterans Mike de Jong, Rich Coleman, Terry Lake and Linda Reid retaining their seats. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins lost to B.C. Liberal Mary Polak in Langley. Cummins said he will stay on as leader. B.C. Green Party candidate Andrew Weaver made a breakthrough in Oak Bay-Gordon Head, winning the first seat for the Green Party. A high-profile climate scientist, Weaver benefited from the same highly concentrated campaign effort that produced a seat for national Green leader Elizabeth May. Independents Bob Simpson in Cariboo North and John van Dongen in Abbotsford South, fell to their B.C. Liberal challengers. The result shocked observers, who had been expecting an NDP majority. “The Liberals came in with a better plan for managing the economy,” said Jordan Bateman, B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation. Paralympian Michelle Stilwell retained the B.C. Liberal seat in Parksville-Qualicum, a lonely stronghold on Vancouver Island previously held by

Ron Cantelon. In one of the key swings, B.C. Liberal Laurie Throness knocked of NDP incumbent Gwen O’Mahoney, who won a by-election in Chilliwack-Hope last year. In another upset, Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender defeated NDP incumbent Jagrup Brar in Surrey-Fleetwood. “I feel like we rose from the dead,” said former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan, who won the Vancouver-False Creek constituency.

Vicki Huntington. Clark said she regrets the loss of cabinet ministers Ida Chong and Margaret MacDiarmid, but she is pleased to have a balance of 25 returning MLAs and 25 newcomers in the B.C. Liberal caucus.

Pipeline issue pivotal, Clark says

Voters have a chance to test drive different voting systems to see how they might change the outcome of Tuesday’s provincial election. A UBC research project at will let voters anonymously cast ballots online using three different systems – the current firstpast-the-post system, proportional representation and the single transferable vote. “Our goal is to get as many B.C. voters to cast their vote in the way many others already do around the world,” said UBC researcher Allan Craigie. The site’s test results won’t affect the real election outcome, but the project team think it could revive debate on options for electoral change in B.C. The last time reform was considered was in a failed 2009 referendum on switching B.C. provincial elections to the single transferable vote. “We never actually got the chance to try it out,” Craigie said. “So wouldn’t it be interesting to see what effect it would have in 2013, even if there are no electoral consequences? It will give voters an understanding of how all these systems would work.” Those who register at the site can “vote” there using the three systems as if it were the real election, using the same list of local candidates now on the ballot. Organizers will tabulate results and post them online – right down to the riding level – a few days after the May 14 election in an attempt to gauge whether a different system would have generated a different outcome. Similar projects in Ontario and Quebec found the same parties formed government, but seats were distributed diffferently.

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Kinder Morgan’s proposed twinning of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline through the Lower Mainland looks more likely with the B.C. Liberals staying in power than if the NDP had won Tuesday’s election. NDP leader Adrian Dix had vowed to block a big increase in oil tanker exports from Metro Vancouver. His reversal of a previous pledge to wait for a formal project application became a major campaign issue. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Premier Christy Clark said she believed the TV debate was the turning point of the campaign for the Liberal rebound and that the NDP’s Kinder Morgan position was a factor. Clark said voters weren’t impressed by “the idea that you’re going to say ‘No’ to economic development before you even see it.” She stressed the province will put any Kinder Morgan proposal to the same requirements as the planned Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline to Kitimat, including world-leading safeguards against ocean and land spills as well as a substantial share of benefits for B.C.’s risk. “The five conditions aren’t going to change,” Clark said. “Any expansion of heavy oil is going to have to meet those five conditions.” The Trans Mountain pipeline from northern Alberta to Burnaby has operated for more than 50 years but Kinder Morgan wants to nearly triple its flow to 890,000 barrels per day, resulting in many more oil tankers plying Vancouver harbour.



Clark in no rush to seek seat Premier Christy Clark said she will wait until election results are finalized and she has met with her 50 MLAs before deciding where to seek a seat to replace the one she lost Tuesday. NDP challenger David Eby defeated Clark by more than 700 votes in Vancouver-Point Grey, knocking on doors while Clark traveled the province on the leader’s tour. At a news conference Wednesday, Clark shrugged off the loss, saying the seat was closely contested when Gordon Campbell held it and she also had little time to campaign there. Asked repeatedly about polls that predicted her doom, Clark noted that she discussed that briefly with Prime Minister Stephen Harper when he called to congratulate her on winning the party’s fourth term. And she offered some advice on polling to reporters who gathered at the Vancouver cabinet offices. “You guys get this stuff for free,” Clark said. “You should take it for what it’s worth.” Results don’t become official until May 27, and there could still be changes in the current legislature: 50 B.C. Liberals, 33 NDP MLAs, B.C. Green Andrew Weaver and Delta South independent

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The Corporation of Delta will sell four Ladner waterfront properties and their water lot leases in a bid to attract developers in the municipality’s revitalization plan for the area. Council voted to approve the sale of the Seven Seas property and adjacent lots on Chisholm Street during an in-camera meeting on April 29. Delta acquired the Seven Seas in 2008 with money from Port Metro Vancouver, and a commemorative plaque acknowledging that fact will remain in public view. The properties were initially purchased for a marketplace but the plan was abandoned. The sale comes on the

heels of new bylaws that will attempt to lure private sector investors to the waterfront by freezing property taxes and waiving development fees. Eligible projects—defined as a mixed use or commercial building with a construction value of $5 million or more—could qualify for a municipal property tax freeze for three years, a reduction of development cost charges (DCCs) between 50 and 70 per cent, and the waiving of building application and permit fees. An amendment to the Official Community Plan (OCP) is also heading to a public hearing

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to clarify a vision for the waterfront and create development guidelines. The OCP change will implement policies that focus on waterfront revitalization with attention to sustainable design, pedestrian access to the waterfront, and the preservation and expression of Ladner’s cultural character and heritage.

Delta moves forward with $23 million airport land sale ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

Delta is selling a 19-hectare parcel of industrial land near Boundary Bay airport for $23.6 million that is expected to generate $1 million of additional annual tax revenue and create up to 1,000 new jobs. The buyers, the Dayhu Group, have already begun construction of an 84,000-square-metre (900,000-squarefoot) commercial distribution centre on the site. Alpha Aviation, which holds the lease to operate the airport, was first approached by Dayhu in November 2011 to buy, rather than lease the property. Under the Airport Operating Agreement between Delta and Transport Canada, the municipality is allowed to sell airport land deemed unnecessary for the management of the airport. Transport Canada approved the sale last August, which means Alpha must surrender its interest in the land in exchange for $14 million, which will go to pay off debt held against the airport and several infrastructure projects. Dayhu will provide Delta with $4.3 million to fund servicing requirements, community amenities, and to assist with highway improvements, with some of those costs carried by the province’s transportation and infrastructure ministry.

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❙ Delta is hoping to attract developers by selling four properties in the Downtown Ladner Waterfront area.

“This is a fairly significant chunk of land that is being disposed of and the benefits of the development are also very persuasive,” said Coun. Jeannie Kanakos. “We’re talking about jobs, we’re talking about a tax draw for the municipality.” However, Kanakos said she was concerned it would put development pressure on other lands around the site. But chief administrative officer George Harvie said the Dayhu land was already zoned for industrial development and is not in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Lands surrounding the Dayhu site are owned by Delta and are protected within the ALR. Coun. Bruce McDonald said the 19 hectares of land has been industrially zoned since well before Delta acquired an interest in the airport in the late 90s. “This Dayhu project is going to bring 1,000 jobs to this community and that’s going to help our tax base in more than just the revenue from the Dayhu project itself,” he said. The annual property taxes from the project are estimated at $1 million, with development cost charges totalling $2 million. Delta will use all proceeds from the sale to fund major capital improvements at the airport, including the Hwy. 99 off-ramp and Matthews interchange (where Ladner Trunk Road crosses Hwy. 99).

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Notice of Revitalization Tax EXEMPTION PROGRAM BYLAW (Pursuant to Community Charter Section 227) TAKE NOTICE THAT The Corporation of Delta (“Delta”) intends to adopt the ‘Downtown Ladner Waterfront Revitalization Bylaw No. 7153’. This bylaw offers municipal property tax exemptions, reduced development cost charges and municipal fee exemptions for eligible projects located in the Downtown Ladner Waterfront Economic Investment Incentive Zone, as shown on the attached Schedule “A” map. The revitalization bylaw is intended to encourage investment in commercial and mixed-use renewal projects, to promote public use, and to encourage sustainable development. The tax exemption program is available for a maximum period of three years for the following eligible projects: • A commercial or mixed-use building with a construction value of $5 million or more. • A mixed-use development on land previously used for commercial purposes only. • Projects which involve the preservation and enhancement of heritage buildings. The amount of municipal property tax exemption for an eligible project is equal to the difference in taxable value of land and improvements, assessed by the British Columbia Assessment Authority, on a parcel between the calendar year prior to the start of construction and the year in which the Tax Exemption Certificate is issued. If an eligible project also qualifies as ‘low environmental impact’ (scoring at least 70 points on the Environmental Impact Rating Form), reduced development cost charges are applicable as follows: • 70% reduction for commercial or mixed-use building development with a construction value of $5 million or more. • 70% reduction for mixed-use development on land previously used for commercial purposes only. • 50% reduction for projects which involve the preservation and enhancement of heritage buildings. THIS NOTICE IS FOR THE PURPOSES OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE ONLY. IT IS NOT A TENDER CALL OR AN INVITATION TO SUBMIT AN OFFER. Copies of the relevant documents may be inspected at the Municipal Hall. Any inquiries should be made to the Director of Human Resources & Corporate Planning, at 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., prior to May 31st, 2013. SCHEDULE “A” Downtown Ladner Waterfront Economic Investment Incentive Zone

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Bee shortage stings farmers, beekeepers ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

There are only two weeks left in the blueberry pollination season and according to experts, there’s not enough bees to go around. “It’s the same from Tsawwassen to Chilliwack and everywhere,” says John Gibeau, president of the Honeybee Centre in Surrey. “We’re 4,000 colonies shy.” Gibeau estimates that bee shortage will amount to a $6 million deficit in fruit production this year due to the fact that the flowers just aren’t being pollinated. “I’ve been using every single bee we can find,” said Gibeau. “Any one colony by itself in the field, we took it and gave it to a blueberry grower.” Gibeau attributes this year’s shortage to three reasons. Firstly, current customers are ordering more bees than expected, while new growers are entering the market for the first time. And although Gibeau said they might have been prepared for that demand, the unseasonably warm weather has had growers asking for bees, which are notoriously productive in warm weather.

❙ Beekeeper Don Cameron of Westham Island Apiary has all of his bees in production on this blueberry farm in Ladner. Adrian MacNair photo The third reason is three large Alberta-based beekeepers that usually supply the Lower Mainland did not come this year, nor give notice to growers. “So, the growers are out thousands of colonies and it’s been a scramble for those growers that had committed to these beekeepers to fulfill their orders.” That has left Gibeau and oth-

er Lower Mainland beekeepers struggling to meet demand. “There are not enough bees in the province of British Columbia to satisfy the blueberry grower demand,” he said, adding that means importing hives from out of province. Kevin Husband of Emma Lea Farms on Westham Island has been using commercial bee hives since he started growing

blueberries a decade ago. He booked 250 hives a year in advance to pollinate his 20 hectares (50 acres) of blueberries. With 20,000 bees to each hive, there could be more than five million bees in his fields. “It is a challenge to get bees, especially for someone else that’s just starting up and just starting to realize how important it is,” says Husband, add-

ing growers will usually use between two to four hives per acre. “To get a top quality crop you need many visits by a bee to a blossom, and that gives a bigger, more fertile berry.” Because of the shortage of both wild and commercial bees, the cost of renting hives has gone up considerably. Where it may have cost $50 to $60 a hive a decade ago, a hive can run $90 to $120 today. Caroline Bremner of Birchwood Blueberry Farm in North Delta has been growing blueberries since 1985 and gets her bees from a reliable beekeeper in Fort St. John. She is using between 150 and 200 hives for her 28-hectare (70 acre) crop and says she has no supply issues. “People always talk about it,” says Bremner. “It’s amazing, people say, oh you can’t get bees anymore. I’ve never had a problem.” But Bremner says she hasn’t seen the wild bees this year as she had in years previous. “I’ve got a big garden at the front and a number of very large rhododendrons,” she says. “Well, when they’re in bloom they’re usually buzzing with the wild bees. This year I’ve seen just one.”

Bee facts • Bees support 30 per cent of the world’s food crops and 90 per cent of wild plants. • A honey bee colony can have up to 60,000 bees. • A queen honey bee lives 3-4 years and lays 1,500 eggs a day. • Honey bees cluster around to queen to keep the hive at a temperature of 34C. • A worker bee may visit 2,000 flowers each day, surviving three weeks at this pace. • Bees generated 1.8 million pounds of honey worth $6.8 million for the B.C. economy in 2011. • B.C. is home to 2,000 beekeepers, with 38,000 colonies of honey bees. • In 2011, 57 per cent of B.C.’s honeybee colonies were located in the Lower Mainland.

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Additional information on the Southlands Official Community Plan amendment and rezoning application can be found on Delta’s website:

The Corporation of Delta is hosting its second Public Information Meeting for the Southlands Official Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning application. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the application and answer questions. You are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held:

The webpage includes: • Copies of the development applications and supporting documents • Council reports relating to the application • A development process flow chart


Thursday, May 30, 2013


3:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Drop-in Format)


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For this meeting, the public will have an opportunity to view display boards that provide current information about the application, including details that will form part of the bylaws that are being prepared for Council’s consideration. Staff will be available to answer questions between 3:00 pm and 8:30 pm.

• Contact information Have questions or comments? Email: or call the Community Planning & Development Department at (604) 946-3380.

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❙ VIEWPOINT Our political system is broken when half don’t vote


nother election has come and gone, and once again half of those eligible to vote in this province didn’t bother. And who can blame them? In a political system where candidates like the NDP’s Gary Holman (Saanich North and the Islands) can win a seat with just a third of the popular vote, is it any wonder the majority feel like their votes don’t count? When the BC Liberals can win a clear majority in the legislature with fewer than half the votes, and thus dictate legislation for the next four years unimpeded, is it any wonder why the other half feel completely disenfranchised? When the Conservatives can garner close to 80,000 votes and still have no representation in the legislature, is it any wonder why so many British Columbians feel like they don’t have a voice? Of course, representation means nothing in the provincial legislature if you are a member of a minority party. Because every vote in the legislature is whipped, there is no opportunity for meaningful debate, and no chance for good ideas to be heard, should they come a member of the opposition. When a majority government consistently votes in the legislature along party lines, as every ruling party in B.C. has done for more than 60 years, then what we have is little more than a dictatorship, dressed up to look like democracy. So if every vote in the legislature is predetermined by the party in power, why have MLAs vote at all? If no meaningful debate takes place in the legislature—which is the reason it exists in the first place—and instead happens only behind closed doors by party insiders, why is the legislature even necessary? The provincial government could save millions in MLA salaries and pensions by doing away with this farce of an institution. Keep the building, of course. It could be turned into a museum, a monument to what democracy once was. Something is very wrong with our political system, and low voter turnout is symptomatic of this. The fact is, if you’re not with the winners, you’re a loser, and your voice doesn’t matter. -South Delta Leader

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he results from the 2011 national household survey are in and some are concluding that the information is inconclusive. That’s because in 2010 the federal government controversially decided to make the mandatory long-form census voluntary. The move prompted a virulent, nation-wide backlash from political observers, while the Canadian media applauded the principled resignation of Stats Canada’s chief statistician Munir Sheikh over his opposition to the decision. So what’s the big deal here? Well, the mandatory long-form census goes beyond the usual questions about gender, location, and age, and builds a larger picture of society by asking questions about things like race and religion and disabilities. The point of which? Well, some have argued that the more the government knows about the society it services, the

better service it can provide. And therein lies the problem. We’ve come to see the federal government as something more than an organization that exerts centralized control over its citizens to provide a basic level of services for a nominal levy of taxation. It has instead become the be-all and end-all to our problems. It exists to manage health care, education, the economy, unemployment, retirement, and everything else under the sun. It even began arbitrating petty squabbles amongst minority groups with the creation of Human Rights Commissions several years ago, the results of which have pitted the obese against the elderly in deciding whom is more deserving of a disabled parking space. Information gathered from a mandatory long-form census aims to reinforce the creeping collectivist philosophy that government must service every possible contingency. Which usually means translation services in 180 languages and a government office devoted to each one.

The logical reason for collecting statistical information is based on the concept that if it matters, then measure it. But as Stephen Taylor wrote in the National Post in July, 2010, the collectivists apply the inverse philosophy that if you can measure it, then it matters: “[It is] the motto of those net-receiving organizations who only matter if they can make their case.” Good public policy is based on evaluating whether there is a net benefit to society by providing a service that will benefit each individual. Where the model fails is when government begins catering to ethnic, religious, sexually-oriented, etc, user groups in an attempt to reinforce its own self-importance. From that perspective, government can become inherently cannibalistic. It consumes vast amounts of public money providing services to the public and then uses statistics to justify a need to increase services. People are people. We all need the same things. We don’t need a long-form census to tell us that.

Letters to the editor Readers respond to 2013 provincial election results I was absolutely gob smacked at the election results! Both elated because Vicki got re-elected but devastated by the NDP loss. Yes, although pro-NDP, I voted for Vicki because she’s just so damn good and works so very hard at issues important to South Delta. In my case, the person wins over the party. What I would like to know is why only 52 per cent came out to vote. This is a record low and that’s shameful. I’d also like to know “who” was the other 48 per cent. Not their names, but their demographic groups. Were they predominately young, old, ethnic, ESL… ? I wonder if there is a way to determine some of these statistics. As to why the NDP lost, I suspect their stand on questioning the pipeline hurt them, which is so ironic because we have to start moving away from fossil fuels now. This resource is not sustainable which means it is becoming more scarce and will run out. By 2050 these fuels will be so expensive that only the very rich will be able to afford them. This does not bode well for our children and grandchildren.

The NDP had it right even though it might have cost them the election. ML (Mary-Lynn) Burke Delta Congratulations to newly-elected Delta MLAs! Congratulations to Vicki Huntington, Delta South (Ind.) and Scott Hamilton, Delta North (Lib.) for their victories and the victory of democracy in Delta. And congratulations to BC Liberals and Premier Christy Clark for their win of a B.C. majority government. Thanks to all Delta Candidates for well fought campaigns: Bruce McDonald (Lib.) and Nic Slater (NDP) in Delta South and Delta North, Sylvia Bishop (NDP), Tinku Parmar (Conservative), John Shavkuk (Ind.), Bill Marshall (Green) and George Gidora (Conservative.) Vicki Huntington and her team made history in B.C. yesterday by becoming the first BC independent MLA to be re-elected. Delta South will be in history books as a feisty energetic challenge within and outside Delta South. Carole Vignale Delta

sure that the natural-resource-extraction machine runs full-steam ahead – is the most friendly with the federal Conservative government on the topic of placing a growing economy and jobs at the very top of their agenda, with the environment and precious ecosystems at the very bottom. In other words, a whole lot of shortsightedness is around the corner in regards to a healthy ecosystem and thus a formidably potential threat to a work-capable, healthy populace. In Big Industry’s universe or dimension, life-sustaining ecosystems are but once again supposed to take a back seat to extensively increasing extremely massive crude oil and coal extractions and shipping by creating transport corridor nightmares, just for one thing – all for the sake of the almighty dollar. Really, what part of the no-brainer rhetorical question, time and time again, do so many B.C.ers not understand: Is there much good in virtually unhindered resource-extraction and creating countless jobs when the planet is deathly contaminated, with its populace getting sicker and dying because of mass industrial and vehicular pollution?

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yes 77% no 23% Letters to the editor We can’t trade off anymore estuary land for port expansion We can not trade-off any more of the Fraser River estuary ecosystem at Roberts Bank for Terminal 2 Expansion merely to save agricultural land, as Ed Ries suggests. A Fraser River estuary that once consisted of some 100,000 acres of wetlands teeming with fish and other estuarine resources and migratory birds. An estuary from which in 1860 some 4,500 acres was re-claimed and diked in Delta alone for agricultural purposes. Since that time much has happened to further reduce the Fraser River Estuary use as agricultural land, such as the George Massey Tunnel, Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, Roberts Bank Port along with the highways, railways and power lines, industrial and residential development. Both the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and the Roberts Bank Port failed to carry out mitigation measures to the causeways that would allow for tidal and current flows, thereby destroying the shellfish industry that one thrived there, further reducing the estuarine capabilities of the Fraser Estuary. Now they want to further reduce the Fraser River Estuary, invade, and destroy the delicate ecosystem of the migrating salmon runs by building Terminal 2 at Roberts Bank. Reducing the Fraser River estuary even further to save agricultural land does not make much sense, but not building Terminal 2 and adding the Roberts Bank area to the Fraser River Ramsar designated area would. Thereby saving the agricultural land as well. Economic development is necessary but it must be carried out bearing in mind the environmental values that presently exist and sustain our very own lives. Douglas Massey Delta

Delta Police campaign seems to be working Our driving habits are worse than ever, but the Delta police campaign to rid our roads of drunk drivers seems to be working: Even though most live nearby, in Tsawwassen, 43 guests left our home this weekend in cars whose drivers had abstained from alcohol—our most common drug. Greg J. Edwards Delta

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he pollsters, pundits and the self-styled rebels of the B.C. Liberal Party were struggling for answers as their conventional wisdom went out the window on election night. In came the B.C. Liberals and Christy Clark for a fourth term, with a 50seat majority that is stronger than the one they took into the 2013 election. “Welcome to the club,” Alberta Premier Alison Redford wrote on Twitter on election night, referring to Redford’s own win in the face of a wall of polls and pontificators saying she was done. Here’s the next thing to ignore from the media experts who rub shoulders with those pollsters and political strategists. It’s all about the negative ads, they will say, and NDP leader Adrian Dix’s big mistake was to run a “positive” campaign. Rubbish. Was their long fight against the harmonized sales tax a positive campaign? Is piling on sham environmental reviews for the express purpose of killing industrial projects a positive idea? “Clearly our message didn’t get out the way we wanted it to get out,” Dix said after watching one of the biggest comebacks in Canadian political history. That’s rubbish too. He got his message out just fine, serving it up in bitesized pieces in a classic front-runner’s campaign that cynically put off the most difficult choices. He was going to expand government, and restrict industrial development to appease urban voters. Dix’s most dramatic policy shift contributed to his undoing. Mid-campaign, in a decision that surprised even his platform co-chairs, Dix turned against the proposal to twin the TransMountain oil pipeline that winds across B.C. from Alberta to Burnaby. Well, not the pipeline itself, but the prospect of more oil tankers in and out of Vancouver harbour. At least now, more people will understand that Vancouver has been an oil port for nearly a century, and that Canada’s future includes energy

development. More people should also appreciate that environmental assessment is not a political game. Andrew Weaver made history as B.C.’s first Green Party MLA. He came out swinging against Clark’s economic holy grail, development of liquefied natural gas exports from the North Coast. Weaver calls LNG a “pipe dream” that will never materialize. It will be interesting to watch him as he is proved wrong on that, and then as he grapples with gas as a transition fuel that can be used to develop clean energy infrastructure. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins ran a distant third in his Langley constituency, and his goal of a breakthrough didn’t materialize anywhere. His idea of scrapping the carbon tax on fossil fuels didn’t impress many people, despite his focus on rural and northern B.C. Clark should heed the NDP on at least one thing. Dix promised to move B.C. election dates to the fall, starting in 2017. The idea of giving his anticipated government an extra six months to govern the province was uncontroversial when Dix proposed it in his party’s election platform, so Clark will probably proceed with it. Another NDP idea Clark should adopt is getting the corporate and union money out of election campaigns. She likely won’t, because her party’s financial advantage is too great, but the time has come for this important reform. The B.C. Liberals’ much-discussed “balanced” budget will now be put to the test over the next few months. The legislature must be convened by September to debate that budget. This should be the last vote based on an untested budget, and the first of many scheduled fall legislature sessions.

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glanced out the kitchen window on a cool, cloudy morning recently, just as a flock of golden-crowned sparrows swept into my yard. They descended on the lawn and feeders, hopped over the rockery and under the hedge, checking out every inch of the garden. From their behaviour, they were clearly migrating. Having flown through the night, they were tired, hungry and in need of a quiet location to recharge. Some golden-crowned sparrows winter in Delta and nest in B.C.’s north, but they also range much further afield. These birds could have travelled from Northern California and be headed to nest sites in the Gulf of Alaska. Mixed up with the fifteen or so sparrows, were a few other birds: fox sparrows, white-crowned sparrows, dark-eyed juncos and American robins. It is not uncommon for different species to flock together on migration, sometimes bringing along more unusual birds in their midst. Among tens of thousands of dunlin, western sandpipers and black-bellied plovers feeding on local mudflats, the occasional whimbrel, willet or red knot may be seen. Rare birds can get birdwatchers and photographers very excited. Recently, a dickcissel showed up with resident sparrows in Ladner town centre, causing a stir. It is a bird of the US prairies, at home in the cornfields. Since the invention of geolocators, many new discoveries are being made about bird migration. Geolocators are tiny devices carried on a bird’s back, tracking its flight by daylight length. A Pacific golden-plover was recorded flying 96 km/h on a 24,000 km route around the Pacific ocean. Two wheatears were tracked from Alaska, through Russia and Arabia, to East Africa, a round-trip of 30,000 km! Black swifts, which sweep into southern

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The shortage of bees is referred to by experts as a “colony collapse disorder” which has been happening throughout the world in commercial and wild colonies alike. Hobbyist beekeepers have been saying they just aren’t seeing the wild swarms of previous years. The annual mortality rates in beekeeping have escalated over the past decade from a high of 35 per cent in 2008 to about 25 per cent today. For beekeepers, that’s a tremendous loss of “livestock” over a one year period. But with a good queen, a beekeeper can replace his losses relatively quickly. Don Cameron is a small-scale beekeeper with 40 to 50 hives on Westham Island. Right now, all of them are pollinating a blueberry farm in Delta. “I’ve had a couple of calls from people ask-

ing if I have extra hives and I don’t,” says Cameron. “So, I would have no trouble putting more hives out there.” Cameron will finish pollinating blueberries and then move his hives into blackberries in the summer. Toward the fall he’ll put his hives out for pumpkins or wild flowers on Brunswick point. But small-scale beekeepers like Cameron or the backyard hobbyists don’t really make a big difference in the province’s fruit yield. “If you’ve got a big blueberry or raspberry or cranberry operation, you don’t want to be dealing with a bunch of people with five or 10 hives,” he says. Gibeau blames declining wild bee populations on “intensive growers” who are spraying insecticides outside of the pollination season. When farmers spray

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Zellweger knows how to put on a party


elta Hospital Foundation event and corporate manager Jackey Zellweger knows how to put on a party. So it’s no wonder she is the perfect fit as chairman of the Ladner May Days committee. “I get paid to put on a lot of events, but this is the one I do for free,” she says. Zellweger says the history of the Ladner May Days, which has been held annually for the past 117 years, is a major reason why it is important for her to keep the event going. “It’s the second oldest continuously running community event in the province,” she says. “Everyone who has grown up here remembers going to May Days. It’s such a great celebration of our community.” Planning for the event usually begins in January.

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“It’s a huge undertaking,” says Zellweger. “But there’s so many people involved who have been here for so long and do such a tremendous job of helping to put it on. They come back year after year and we wouldn’t be able to do it without them.” One of the most active volunteers is Ladner’s Mike Guichon, who’s family was one of the first to settle in the area in the late 1800s. “Mike is a great friend of Ladner May Days, his ancestors were there for the first one, 117 years ago,” says Zellweger. It’s a busy month for Zellweger. Just days after the Ladner May Days wrap up, she has another big event she’s putting together for the Delta Hospital Foundation - the first annual Heart & Hustle Block Party and Walkathon on June 1. Then there’s the Delta Health Golf Classic on June 20. “Thankfully we have an army of volunteers to help put on our events,” she says.

Zellweger was hired on by the Delta Hospital Foundation to organize their many fundraising events after initially helping out as a volunteer. Before that, she used to own a craft store in Ladner Village, volunteered her time as a district coordinator for Girl Guides, and was involved with organizing a number of local political campaigns. “I started out as a volunteer… but I never thought in my wildest dreams I’d end up working here some day,” she says. To be able to give back to her community through her work and her volunteering is something Zellweger sees as an opportunity and a duty. “For me and my family, this is our home,” she says. “The hospital has a bright future… and 20 years from now hopefully the kids are still dancing around the May Pole.” • Ladner May Days takes place May 24 to 26. Visit for more information.

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Ladner May Days returns May 24 to 26 Schedule of events

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One of B.C.’s largest and oldest free family fairs, the Ladner Pioneer May Days Fair returns May 24 to 26, featuring live bands, family entertainment, carnival rides, a beer garden for adults, craft fair, food vendors, and a May Days Parade, followed by the traditional May Pole Dance and May Queen crowning ceremony. Held in Memorial Park just steps from historic Ladner Village, the Ladner Pioneer May Days Fair has been going for 117 years strong. The festivities begin on Friday evening with discounted midway rides for kids. On Saturday the day is filled with a broad range of top notch family entertainers and many free activities and entertainment for children. When its time to eat, guests will find the food fair area offers a broad range of food and picnic tables with a great view of the baseball tournament. The Sunday activities kick-off with a pancake breakfast followed at noon by the May Days Parade featuring the May Queen float. The 1.5-mile parade route leads through the heart of historic Ladner Village and culminates at the stage in Memorial Park where the traditional May Pole Dance and May Queen Crowning Ceremony take place. The remainder of the fair is filled with live music, entertainers and a craft fair for mom and dad.

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❙ The annual May Pole dance takes place on Sunday, May 26 at 1:40 p.m. File photo the Ladner Pioneer May Days. “Every year, people in our wonderful community are so generous with their time, and that’s why we’ve been able to stage such a successful event every year,” Ladner May Days committee chairperson Jackey Zellweger. “But this year, we need even more volunteers because we’re anticipating a larger than ever parade.” The committee is seeking volunteers once again for this year’s event, set for May 24 to 26 at Memorial Park. Forty volunteers are required for the parade alone, and at least another 35 are required for events and activities in the park.

Volunteer tasks include setting up the stage, assisting crafters in unloading their vehicles, changing sponsor signs and helping at the petting zoo. People can volunteer for as little or as long as they desire, says Zellweger, and there are even opportunities for youth to get involved; there is always a large number of energetic volunteers from Delta Secondary. Anyone wishing to volunteer or be a sponsor at this year’s May Days should email or sponsorship@ You can also find out more about the event at www.ladnermaydays. com or by following May Days on Twitter @ LadnerMayDays.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Ladner May Days Craft Fair, Ladner Pioneer May Days Fairgrounds 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Petting Zoo, Fairgrounds 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mini Golf, Fairgrounds 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. May Days Idol (12 Years Old & Younger), Delta Stage

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Community Cupcakes, May Days Tent 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. A-Star Art Parlour Air Brush Tattoos, Park Gazebo 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Delta Gymnastics Tumbling Tent, Fairgrounds 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kids’ Paddle Boats, Fairgrounds 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Shady Isle Pirates, Fairgrounds 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Face Painters Trenant Park Square, Park Gazebo 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. W.C.A. Rides & Games, WCA Midway Noon - 1:30 p.m. Will Stelfox “Illusionist,”Fairgrounds Noon - 6 p.m. Happy Pioneer Watering Hole, Lacrosse Box


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Schedule, continued... 1 - 1:40 p.m. “Stories on Wheels,” Fairgrounds 1 - 3 p.m. Petting Zoo, Fairgrounds 1 - 3p.m. Mini Golf, Fairgrounds 1 - 3:30 p.m. May Days Idol (13-18 Years Old), Delta Stage 2 - 3:30 p.m. Will Stelfox “Illusionist,” Fairgrounds 2 - 3:10 p.m. “Stories on Wheels,” Fairgrounds 3 - 5 p.m. Petting Zoo, Fairgrounds

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Men’s Fastball Tournament, Ball Diamond 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Community Worship Service, Delta Stage 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Ladner May Days Craft Fair, Fairgrounds 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mini Golf, Fairgrounds 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. A-Star Art Parlour Air Brush Tattoos, Park Gazebo 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Kids’ Paddle Boats, Fairgrounds 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Petting Zoo, Fairgrounds

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Noon - 6 p.m. Happy Pioneer Watering Hole, Lacrosse Box 1 - 1:40 p.m. “Stories on Wheels,” Fairgrounds 1 - 3 p.m. Mini Golf, Fairgrounds 1 - 3 p.m. A-Star Art Parlour Air Brush Tattoos, Park Gazebo 1 - 4 p.m. Pony Rides, Fairgrounds 1 - 4 p.m. Decorate A Gingerbread Cookie, Fairgrounds 1 - 5 p.m. Shady Isle Pirates, Fairgrounds 1:30 - 1:35 p.m. National Anthem - Josephine Walker, Delta Stage 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Delta Nylon Zoo/Kids’ Crafts, Delta Parks Tent 1:40 - 2 p.m. May Pole Dance - Ladner Girl Guides, Delta Stage

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Largest mosque in B.C. opens in Delta ❙ Evan Seal reporter

For the local Muslim community, Saturday May 18 will be a day of celebration, with thousands expected to attend the opening of the Baitur Rahman Mosque on River Road in Delta – the fifth mosque in the province and largest of its kind in B.C. And for members of the Ahmaddiyya Muslim Jama’at, an interna-

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tional revival movement within Islam with tens of millions of followers in more than 200 countries, the mosque will be a place of peace. “Having a mosque in Delta is a unique project,” said president and communications director Rizwan Peerzada, “if you believe in God then this is a place for you.” Located on a four-acre property just west of the Alex Fraser Bridge, the 35,000-sq.-ft. concrete facility that cost nearly $8 million to build features three central themes: worship, exercise and education. At the northeast corner of the building is a large tower, or minaret, that provides a strong focal

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The important thing is to recognize when/if your grief moves from being acute (a natural grief reaction), to complicated grief (a deep-rooted sense of grief that threatens to overwhelm and dominate as opposed to diminishing over time) and to seek help from a trusted source of support before you become too ‘stuck’ to move on in your daily life. Thank you for your on-going questions and topic suggestions!



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A: This is a common fear of strata councils and owners. The fear of getting the report and not being able to follow the plan due to excessive costs.

Checklists are an essential part of budget planning. If your strata has a complete inventory and checklist of all of your annual maintenance and service contracts, and an assigned estimate of costs for each item, it is a simple step to plan next year’s budget. What do strata owners want? Housing affordability, predictable strata fees, a protected investment, maintained assets, a reasonably quiet use and enjoyment of their strata lots and minimal disruptions. Depreciation Reports provide stability and avoid emergency component failures.

This question is always worth discussing as the two types of fireplace products are for completely different installations. Inserts are appliances that are designed to be installed into masonry/wood-burning fireplaces and the surrounding finishes must maintain the non-combustible standard that the original fireplace held. Manufacturers build various sizes of units to target various openings, desired heating, and aesthetics. The units will have flexible liners running up to rain caps or termination at the top of the chimneys and finally they will have trims for finishing the front opening. A Zero-Clearance fireplace is designed to be installed into framed construction and can be enclosed typically with drywall and combustible material. Note that there are some instances where each fireplace has hot zones where “non-combustible” finishes must be planned for. These types of fireplaces are used in new construction and in areas where there currently isn’t a fireplace. Finally, our experience at The Richmond Firebox will allow us to assist you in your planning, ensuring that the size, style, and budget is right for your project.


What if our Strata finds the 3 methods of funding our strata in the Depreciation Report not feasible at this time due to possible increases in strata fees or special assessments which are too restrictive for the owners to handle?

Depreciation reports should still be obtained and are still a valuable tool. Many use the Depreciation Report as a Checklist against what their current practices are.

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Having experienced the death of my own Mother in 2005, I can appreciate the lengths that my clients go to deal with and honor the death (AND life) of their loved one. In working through their grief, some of my clients have created photo or written journals; taped narratives of their lives with their loved one; final role-plays of them & their loved one (particularly when they have been consumed with guilt after the loved one’s death); incorporated new lifestyle routines; planted a ‘living’ tree or garden, etc.

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walls. The area is designed to hold up to 900 people, with men and women having their own separate entrances. Men will enter the mosque from the west; women from the east. The mosque is built in the shape of a cube, designed for all worshippers to face east to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia – birthplace of Muhammad and the place of pilgrimage for millions of Muslims. The facility also features a large multi-purpose gymnasium for youth sports and will host a large school component for young people.


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We are at downsizing, empty-nesting age. We have owned single-family property all our lives and are now looking at a townhome or a condominium. At this point strata ownership is totally foreign to us, we know nothing about it! Any tips? Strata-style ownership can be an excellent downsizing option! There are many things you need to check into when purchasing a condo or townhome and also things you must understand about strata ownership versus your single family home. If managed properly, strata ownership can be less worry for a retiree! Your typical condo or townhome is run in a way that if your roof leaks, or there is a “leaky-condo” style issue and rainscreening is needed, that this is the strata’s responsibility. Same with other issues that pertain to the building or property itself. However this doesn’t mean you are not responsible as an owner. It means that all owners in the complex are going to be responsible together to repair the building issue. If there is enough money in the contingency reserve fund they may use that, but if there is not, they will need to collect a special levy/assessment from all individual owners to pay for the work needed. So a few quick things you need to check into when purchasing a strata unit and a few key documents you need to make sure you review are: the strata meeting “minutes”, (the last 2 years are typical), the strata financial statements, the Budget for the strata, any special or extraordinary meeting minutes, Annual General Meeting minutes, a review of the Engineers Report or Building Analysis Report and Depreciation Report if any are available. It is also a must to review the building rules and regulations and the BYLAWS of the complex, so that you can see what you can and cannot do in this specific complex! There will be rules you are NOT used to in your single family home ie: making sure Fido the dog can come along with you, etc. Once you have spent time reviewing all of these important documents you can get a feel for how the complex is run, any upcoming issues, etc. You can also have an inspection conducted on the property. If there are any concerns from all your research, you may get some helpful answers by contacting some of the strata members on council, or the building property manager. These are a few of the key steps when looking at a condo or townhome.

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Baitur Rahman Mosque a ‘symbol of peace’

❙ C.H. Mohammad Aslam Shad, Regional President and Chair of the Mosque Committee (left) and Rizwan Peerzada President and Communication Director inside the new Baitur Rahman Mosque in Delta. Evan Seal photo

For Ahmaddiyya Muslim Jama’at national president Lal Malik, the mosque is a symbol of peace. “Some in the Muslim faith believe that the jihad (or religious duty) gives us the right to harm those who disagree with us,” said Malik. “But no one has the right to use force in any manner. Ignorance breeds violence.” The goal of the facility is to

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Staying at home for as long as you are able to manage is not only a growing trend, but, a shift in overall care mandates. Consistency of care is important when dealing with an aging demographic and remains a frequent complaint and fear about home support. With cuts to funded healthcare, facility bed closures and a growing elder population staying home longer, reliable home support options are a paramount issue. With just a little help, it is absolutely possible to stay at home safely and focus on your abilities.

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positive activities,” he said. Guests from around the world are expected to attend the grand opening Saturday, including spiritual leader Hadrat Mizra Masoor Ahmad. The official opening takes place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on May 18 at the mosque, located at 9750 River Rd. in Delta. The public is welcome to attend. For more information go to

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foster inclusion in the community and promote understanding of all religions, said regional president and chairman of the mosque committee C.H. Mohammad Aslam Shad. “The mosque is very important in the Muslim culture,” said Shad. “It is a place to come together and unite. We want to serve the community.” Shad wants to use the space for blood donations and food drives, and to “keep youth doing


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to pay child support and special or extraordinary expenses. What are special or extraordinary expenses and how much am I required to contribute? Special or extraordinary expenses are defined under Section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines and are expenses that are paid in addition to monthly child support. Both parties are required to contribute to section 7 expenses in proportion to their income. Therefore, if you make more money than your spouse you will be ordered to pay a higher percentage of the expense. There is often confusion or disagreement about what qualifies as a special or extraordinary expense. The Guidelines set out specific categories of expenses that generally qualify such as day care expenses, medical premiums for the child, health related expenses that exceed insurance coverage, extraordinary expenses for school education, post secondary education expenses, and extraordinary expenses for extracurricular activities. However, within those categories the court will consider whether the expense is necessary for your child’s best interests and whether the expense is reasonable by considering each parent’s ability to pay and the spending patterns of your family before the separation. As a result, an expense that is ordered to be contributed to in one family may not be ordered in another. If you have a question about a particular expense I suggest you contact a lawyer to obtain legal advice specific to your situation.

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Our water – Why do we need to protect it? Why should we care? Challenge and pledge to be water wise.” The five easy pledges can be taken online. People can also find out about community events such as tours of water and wastewater treatment facilities in their area, or download fun and educational activities for children and families, at

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*Environment Canada, 2011. Answers: 1.True: British Columbians use an average of 353 litres of water per day; the average Canadian uses 274 litres of water per day.* 2. True: To find out if your toilet is leaking, put two or three drops of food colouring in the tank at the back of the toilet, and wait a few minutes. If the colour shows up in the bowl, there’s a leak. 3. False: Watering your lawn thoroughly once per week rather than lightly at a greater frequency will strengthen the roots and promote a greener, healthier lawn.

to Know Your H2O’ and think When you turn on your tap about the impact of your everyand clean, safe water comes out, day habits. do you ever wonder how it got “We forget that we use the there or what happens to it when same treated drinking water to it goes down the drain? Or why wash our cars you should care? and water our “We may think lawns. We flush we have enough our toilets and water for our away it goes with needs in BC but whatever we put that is not always down there,” says the case. Our Foster. “Just a few water is finite, simple changes and the demand such as wateris increasing ing our lawns due to climate less, using rain change, populabarrels, installing tion growth and water efficient fixtures or appliindustry needs,” says Daisy Fosances, and not putting harmful ter, CEO of the 4,700-member substances down our drains can BC Water & Waste Association. make a big difference.” “Although the expenses may not For example, detergents, paint, be apparent, there are significant medications, and many other costs, energy and human input household products end up at required to treat our drinkwastewater treatment plants ing water to be clean and safe, where special processes are deliver it to our taps, and manage required to minimize the impact the wastewater that goes down on the environment and receivthe drain.” ing waters. Fats, oils and grease She adds, “New regulations that we put down our drains can and aging infrastructure such as often cause blockages in sewer pipes and treatment systems will lines resulting in costly repairs. mean upgrades and replaceFoster says, “During Drinking ments and this is something we Water Week, get involved and are all going to have to pay for.” learn more about your water and During Drinking Water Week, the impact of your actions. Start May 20 – 26, BC Water & Waste by taking the Community Water Association asks you to ‘Get

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□ I will limit my shower time to 5 minutes per day. □ I will install a water efficient fixture or appliance in my home. □ I will use less water outdoors by giving my lawn only the amount of water it needs (2.5 cm of water each week, or the height of a tuna can). □ I will turn off the tap when brushing my teeth, scrubbing dishes, shaving, or during any other water wasting activity. □ I will not put harmful substances such as cleaners, paints, pesticides and grease down my drain.

Did You Know? n The average British Columbian uses 353 litres of water per day, yet thinks they use less than 200 litres per day.* n 78 per cent of British Columbians would fix an internet outage within a day, but only 50 per cent would fix a leaky faucet within the same time frame.* n Replacing an 18-litre-per-flush toilet with an ultra low volume 6-litre or less model leads to a 66% savings in water flushed and will reduce indoor water use by about 30%. *RBC 2013 Canadian Water Attitudes Study.

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Drinking Water Week Our drinking water ranks amongst the best in the world! Let’s not take our clean and safe water supply for granted. The costs and energy required to treat and deliver fresh clean water to our taps, and to manage wastewater to safeguard our environment are significant. Do your part to conserve water – together let’s celebrate and protect this finite resource!

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25 years of giving back

Congratulations on 25 Years! As I look back at the amazing things CMYK accomplished over that time I am excited about the future of our “Little Hospital that could”. It has been a great time for Delta Hospital, thanks to our generous, caring, and involved community.

❙ Robert Mangelsdorf editor

Ask anyone who has ever visited Delta Hospital, and they will tell you it’s a special place. Despite being one of the Lower Mainland’s smaller hospitals, Delta Hospital has some of the most advanced equipment and best-trained staff available. Part of the reason why the hospital is able to provide such top-notch care is due to the relentless fundraising activities of the Delta Hospital Foundation, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The Delta Hospital Foundation was founded in 1988 and has since raised close to $30 million for equipment, capital projects, and professional education. In the past 10 years alone, the foundation has been responsible for helping to fund Delta Hospital’s new emergency room, surgical daycare unit, CT scanner, endoscopy unit, expanded surgical unit, and frozen section room, used to quickly diagnose diseases like cancer. “We have state-of-the-art mammography, scopes, CT scanning,” says Delta Hospital Foundation executive director Veronica Carroll. “It’s unbelievable for a community hospital of this size.” For Delta Hospital site director Annette Garm, the work the Foundation does helps keep the hospital on the cutting edge. “The Foundation is a huge contributor to the care

Together we are working to bring the best health care to this community. It is with the generous support of so many, like you, that Delta Hospital thrives and hopefully grows. – Keith McGee, Chair, DHF Board of Directors

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we provide,” Garm says. “From the quality of the instruments, to the education of staff to develop professional skills, to the expansion of the ER.” Every year, more than 30,000 people visit Delta Hospital’s ER, with over 8,200 surgeries being performed. But while Fraser Health has an annual operating budget of more than $2.8 billion (2011/12), the limitations of tax dollars being what they are, there are always things that aren’t in the budget. “The budget is huge, and it’s still not enough,” says Garm. “But having the Foundation allows us to bring in the top quality equipment and stay on the leading edge, and not have to wait in line [ for new technology].” Ultimately, it’s up to Delta residents to determine what level of care they want their hospital to provide. “We want to craft a better place to take care of the community,” says Carroll. “We can’t just rely on government funding.” The Delta Hospital Foundation relies on the generosity of Delta residents to support the hospital, both in dollars and time.


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Never was the community’s support for Delta Hospital more evident than 11 years ago, when budget shortfalls in 2002 led to Fraser Health to consider shutting the ER at night, reducing ER staff to a single nurse, eliminating inpatient surgery, eliminating surgical and intensive care beds, and slashing diagnostic services. At the time, many believed this was the first move towards closing the hospital completely. But Deltans demonstrated their support for their hospital by holding hands to completely encircle the facility at the Save Delta Hospital rally. The community’s efforts were ultimately successful, and in the years following, many of those who fought to save the hospital supported the Delta Hospital Foundation in its fundraising efforts. “That really galvanized the community,” says Delta Hospital Foundation board member and past chair Stephen Millen. In the years since the closure scare, the hospital has seen multiple renovations and expansions, driven in large part by community fundraising. “We have about 100,000 people in A19 A19

❙ Delta Hospital Foundation volunteers Bernice Pearson (left) and Carolyn Roberts (far right) with Executive Director Veronica Carroll sit together in Delta Hospital’s Healing Garden. Rob Newell photo our catchment area, and over the past 25 years, we’ve had more than 30,000 individuals who have made a contribution to the hospital,” says Carroll. “I think that says a lot about this community, that’s almost one in three people. We’d love to be able to increase that to one out of two.” With a growing population and an aging demographic that will become more reliant on healthcare

services, Delta Hospital is looking to grow in coming years. In the short term, the Delta Hospital Foundation recently started work to fund an expansion to the hospital’s diagnostic and medical imaging departments. Long term, Delta Hospital and its nearby healthcare services will continue to expand, says Garm. “If all goes well, we’ll see a larger

residential care facility, a community healthcare centre, expanded medical beds,” she says. Millen says he envisions the Delta Hospital’s Ladner location becoming a “healthcare campus” to serve the community. “It’s perfect having the hospice where it is, and I’d like to see preventative medicine move into that area,” he says. “This is a great oppor-

tunity to make a really good hospital a really great one.” Now that the hospital’s future is stable, the Delta Hospital Foundation, along with Fraser Health, the Delta Hospital Auxiliary, and local residents, can focus on improving the facility. “We know now the hospital isn’t going anywhere, it’s only going to get better,” says Millen. CMYK



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Volunteers give back without opening wallets ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf editor

For Delta Hospital Foundation volunteers Bernice Pearson and Carolyn Roberts, donating their time to help their local hospital is a privilege as much as it is a pleasure. “I like helping people, and there’s a great group of people to work with here,” says Pearson. “It’s very uplifting to have a positive environment to work in.” The Delta Hospital Foundation relies on the hard work of hundreds of volunteers to help organize and plan its many fundraising events and campaigns. With the help of its volunteers, the Delta Hospital Foundation has raised more than $30 million in donations in the past 25 years. Both Pearson and Roberts have been volunteering with the foundation since 2008, and say it’s a great way to give back to their community. “You get a feeling of contributing you don’t get just by opening your wallet,” says Roberts. She moved to South Delta in the early 1980s, not long after the hospital was built, and her husband soon required surgery twice at Delta Hospital. Roberts says that after she retired, volunteering with the Delta Hospital Foundation was a natural choice.

PANTONE ❙ Longtime Delta Hospital Foundation volunteers Bernice Pearson (left) and Carolyn Roberts produce thousands of handwritten letters every year “for that personal touch,” urging Delta residents to support their hospital. Rob Newell photo “I feel everyone needs to contribute to their community, and what better way than to support the hospital,” she says. “And people in South Delta really care about their community. That’s why the [Delta Hospital Foundation] gets so



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much support.” For Pearson and many other retired seniors, volunteering gives her something meaningful to do with her time and help provide a lasting legacy for future generations in South Delta.



“For me, I worked for 50 years in a very structured environment,” she says. “When you stop working and live on your own, it can be a difficult adjustment.” Pearson says she loves the time she spends at Delta Hospital, in

part because it is a smaller hospital with a unique personality you just don’t get at larger facilities. “You get to know the staff, you recognize people, because they’re your neighbours,” she says. Both Pearson and Roberts help out in the Delta Hospital Foundation’s office, hand-writing thousands of letters and preparing for fundraising events. “The hundreds of hours a year you spend… you really see how your efforts affect the balance sheet,” Pearson says. But it wasn’t so long ago that there was talk of closing Delta Hospital by the provincial government. Pearson and Roberts agree the campaign to save the hospital helped everyone in the community realize how lucky they were to have such a facility, and how devastating it would be to lose it. “I think it made people realize how important the hospital is,” says Roberts. “If you were dangerously ill, and if there was no hospital, you’d be stuck in the tunnel.”

For the past 25 years, the Delta Hospital Foundation has had a direct impact on the health and well-being of our community by improving upon the quality of health care that we receive.

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“On my street, at least once a month the ambulance goes down. Those people are getting the help they need because we have a hospital here in [South Delta].” Many of the people who campaigned to save the hospital ended up donating to and volunteering with the Delta Hospital

Foundation. “It gives you a sense of security [having a hospital in your community],” says Pearson. “If there was just a parking lot here instead of a hospital, imagine the panic you’d feel in an emergency… having to go to Richmond or Surrey for help.” “We were determined not to let

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that happen,” says Roberts. “Having a hospital here, it’s a matter of life and death. “I hope the hospital continues the way it’s going and keeps improving.” • To learn more about volunteering for the Delta Hospital Foundation, or Delta Hospital itself, visit

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Friday, May May 17, 17, 2013 2013 South Delta Leader Friday, By expanding the hospital’s ability to perform diagnostic tests, nearly every patient will benefit, she says, especially elderly patients who often have multiple diagnoses. “We want to give physicians and nurses the best tools available, and this will help us do that,” says Carroll. $2.5 million of the money raised will go towards new equipment, while $5 million go towards renovations to the hospital to house the expanded departments. Fraser Health will also be contributing $5 million to the $12.5 million total project cost. “Eighty per cent of the diagnoses people get rely on tests being done,” she says. “We’re currently at capacity. [The departments] are doing a fantastic job, but they need more space.” While $7.5 million may be a lofty fundraising goal, Carroll is confident the people of Delta will continue to support their hospital. “We have about 100,000 in our catchment area, and over the past 25 years, we’ve had more than 30,000

individuals who have made a contribution to the hospital,” says Carroll. “I think that says a lot about this community, that’s almost one in three people. We’d love to be able to increase that to one out of two.” While the campaign will need all the support it can get from the community to succeed, Carroll says she’s confident Delta residents will once again step up to the plate. “It’s been a while since our last major capitol campaign, so it’s good timing,” she says. “Some hospitals are perpetually campaigning, and the community can get exhausted, but that hasn’t been the case here.” Carroll expects the project to be completed by 2016. The expansion is just the first phase in a series of improvements to hospital planned for the next 20 years. The long term vision for the hospital will see upgrades to the surgical daycare department, mental health, and residential and community health. “This is just the beginning,” says Carroll.

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Delta Hospital Foundation 25 Years of Excellence Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Delta Council congratulate the Delta Hospital Foundation on their 25th Anniversary. The Foundation has been a cornerstone of our community, supporting Delta Hospital by raising funds and contributing to the provision of quality and innovative health care. Thank you for your invaluable community work, we are grateful for your service to Delta!

❙ Kevin Jones says he’s alive today because of the staff at Delta Hospital. Jones is pictured here with his wife Michelle Jones, on left, and Mary Maier, Delta Hospital ER nurse. Tyler Garnham photo

‘Delta Hospital saved my life’ ❙ Kevin Jones contributor

As a young, healthy 35-year-old man, I was fortunate to be blessed with many things: my beautiful wife Michelle, a career, our home and, of course, my health.

Never could I imagine how quickly these things could be taken away. Until December 15, 2012… The day began like any other day. I was about to enjoy a holiday celebration with Michelle. She and I were getting ready for a

special date we had planned. And then it happened…an excruciating pain that I had never ever experienced. My head was pounding – deep down I was panicking because this wasn’t normal. I can’t explain the pain I felt.

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The Ladner Business Association congratulates the Delta Hospital Foundation on their 25th Anniversary.

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At times I was literally pulling hair out of my head to try and relieve the pressure. My wife called 911 and within minutes (which seemed like hours due to the increasing pain) the ambulance had arrived and the paramedics were rushing me to Delta Hospital. Thankfully, the hospital is nearby our home in Ladner. Upon admitting, it became clear that there was something seriously wrong with my health. I was assessed and was rushed to the CT room for a brain scan. The medical staff determined that my life was in great danger and I needed immediate attention. A code was issued to alarm the medical staff of the severity of my situation – potentially life threatening. I was then

transferred by ambulance to another health facility. I can’t really remember everything, the details were a blur as the pain I was feeling was increasing. I later found out that while this was happening, Michelle was receiving support from a Delta Hospital nurse named Mary. She came with us in the ambulance and along the way reassured Michelle. She also provided me with the critical medical attention I required during the commute. After many tests, two cerebral angiograms and several stressful days spent in the hospital, it was determined that I suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage. I know that Delta Hospital saved me. I would not be here today without their quick response and life-saving skills and expertise.

New look for Delta Hospital Foundation The Delta Hospital Foundation has seen many milestones in the past 25 years. With a bright future on the horizon for the hospital, the Foundation felt it was time to refresh its brand to better encompass its history, the role the Foundation and the hospital plays in the community, and the amazing support it receives from the community day after day. The new logo is meant to convey the caring nature of Delta residents who come together from three very distinct areas but who are, without a doubt, a community – a community that has a deep passion and commitment to the health. The three distinct colours represent Delta – Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen. When they come together they form the heart. The heart is our health, and the heart is the caring and compassionate nature of our community.

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Heart & Hustle for Delta Hospital ❙ Staff writer

The public is invited to have some fun and help support the Delta Hospital as the Delta Hospital Foundation launches its inaugural Hustle & Heart Block Party and Walkathon on June 1. The festivities take place in the main parking lot of the Delta Hospital from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The block party features live entertainment, rides, games, food, and refreshments. The Corporation of Delta will block off Clarence Taylor Way between Clarence Taylor Crescent and Mountain View Boulevard for the event. The event is free and all activities will be free or by donation. Delta Hospital Foundation executive director Veronica Carroll says the event meant to welcome the entire community in the spirit of health, and the grassroots movement that helped shape Delta Hospital by creating this annual event. “This event is a way for us at the Foundation and hospital and welcome our neighbours, friends, and the community into our extended family,” she said. “It will be a wonderful day for families, children, and everyone involved to have fun and celebrate the amazing work being done on behalf of our health. It is going to be a fantastic day and one that is fitting for our entire community.” Registration for the walkathon begins at 10 a.m., and the walk

begins at 11 a.m. The walkathon is free to enter and every participant who raises $20 in pledges will receive a t-shirt and goody bag. Participants will also have the chance to win prizes. Delta Hospital Foundation Chair of the Board Keith McGee’s law practice, Jarvis McGee Rice, is presenting the event and will match funds raised on the day of the event and all walkathon participant pledges dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. This matching pledge program automatically doubles everyone’s fundraising efforts that will greatly benefit the hospital.

“As a long time member of the community, and Chair of the Foundation I am proud to support the great work at Delta Hospital,” said McGee. “The hospital is the ‘heart’ of our community, and I was delighted for Jarvis McGee Rice to sponsor an event that brings a broad cross-section of the community together to celebrate health.” Jarvis McGee Rice is a law firm representing people injured in motor vehicle accidents and other instances of accidental injury. To learn more about the Hustle & Heart Block Party and Walkathon, visit, or call 604-940-9695.

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❙ Local Flavour Adrian MacNair Reporter

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❙ Yoshimi Hata has been baking desserts since she was a little girl. Inspired by her grandmother’s advice, she wants to open her own bakery some day. In the meantime, she enjoys making friends cake pops, which are delicious bite-sized morsels of confection that can be enjoyed without the remorse. Adrian MacNair photo.

Tsawwassen mom finds a niche market for sweets


ver since she was a little girl growing up in Mexico, Yoshimi Hata dreamed of making delicious desserts. While the other children were playing with dolls or other toys, she had an oven that made baked goods. Whenever her grandmother was cooking a dessert, she would watch and help and learn. That passion stayed with her throughout school, as she sought out extracurricular cooking classes and a course in baking. Over time an idea began to form in her mind. “The most important thing I learned from my grandmother was realizing my dream of opening my own bakery,” says Hata. When she moved to Canada, Hata vowed to pursue that dream. She graduated from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts on Granville Island in 2006, before going on to work for Terra Breads. Last year Hata took a course in business that may just be the last layer in her pursuit of a bakery. In the meantime, she has been gaining a bit of a reputation as one of Tsawwassen’s finest home-based bakers. “I wanted to start slowly, so I began selling cakes from home to my friends,” says Hata, holding up a few of the confections she created. Known as cake pops, Hata puts bite-sized cakes shaped into stars and circles and flowers on the end of a stick. It has become her signature product. “My idea came up when one day I saw some cake pops in a book in Chapters,” she says. “I started reading it and I thought, oh I can make them and be more creative.”

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The cake pops can be made of anything, from carrot cake, chocolate cake, vanilla, and even cheesecake. And because people today are more health conscious than ever, Hata says they won’t mind indulging in a small, bit-sized item to satisfy that craving for cake. “I see a lot of potential in cake pops because they can be customized,” for weddings, birthdays, or baby showers. Hata is well-known for her art in pastries. While her children attended Sacred Heart in Ladner, she made cakes for the First Communion and Confirmation. Currently, Hata works at Thrifty Foods as (what else?) a cake decorator. She enjoys her job, but ultimately she wants to follow her grandmother’s advice and get her own bakery. “People may say that I am crazy or that I will never make it, but I am a believer and I do follow one of my favourite quotes from Walt Disney: ‘All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.’” Hata says “simple, elegant, and tasty” has always been her philosophy in selecting desserts. She makes everything from scratch, using the finest and highest quality ingredients, with no artificial flavouring. You can see more of Hata’s creative cakes on Facebook by going to For her recipe to make cake pops—and many other recipes—be sure to visit the lifestyles section of



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Cook-off contest gets kids in the kitchen ❙ Adrian MacNair

Children today are missing out on the benefits of planning and preparing healthy meals as a family, according to a community health specialist. Sepia Sharma, who works for Fraser Health in Delta, says a child’s knowledge of the kitchen is as fundamental as literacy. “These skills are very important for learning, not only how to save money and be self-sufficient in life, but also to maintain and sustain good health,” says Sharma, adding the old adage “you are what you eat” is well known, but equally important is how we eat. “What’s happening in our culture is we’re getting busier and so even a simple event like family dinners are becoming so much of a challenge,” she says, adding drive-thru dinners have replaced quality family time. Even when families do eat together, they’re often consumed by modern technological distractions, such as TV or cell phones, adds Sharma. To promote cooking among youth, this year’s fourth annual Hands-on Cook-off contest held by Better Together invites high school students across B.C. to create their own recipe video and submit it for a chance to win prizes. Students can simply grab a friend or a relative and make a home video cooking show featuring a favourite recipe. Videos must include two or more people cooking together and be no longer than three minutes. Prizes include a $1,500 grocery gift card or $750 worth of Apple gift cards and other prizes. Sharma says the key message is getting families together cooking and sharing ideas. Getting kids into cooking during their developing years means they’ll rely less on junk food and fast food as they grow older and become more independent. “The school system is bringing more farmto-school programs to our young children so they understand what it means to eat healthy,” says Sharma. Better Together BC is a partnership between the

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Team meeting will include a speaker from Service Canada who will provide the latest information on federal government benefit programs for seniors, including CPP and OAS. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. at Tsawwassen Alliance Church at 4951 12th Avenue, Delta. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 604.946.9526 or email • The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild invites you to attend its monthly meeting. Guest speaker this month is Nathalie Millar. The group meets at the Sacred Heart Gym, 3900 Arthur Drive in Ladner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and our meetings are from 7-9 p.m. Guests are always welcome for a $5 entrance fee. For more information www. or call 604-948-0692. • Come to Mineral Treasures of the World, a fascinating presentation on geology, minerals and gems and walk away with a new appreciation for the rocks beneath your feet. Presenter Ray Hill, an amateur gemologist and mineralogist, and an experienced speaker on both radio and TV, will entertain you with stories and lore surrounding gems and minerals of the world. From 7–8:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56 Street, Delta. All ages welcome.

Saturday, May 25

• The 30th Anniversary Concert of the Delta Music Makers Community Concert Band takes place at the Genesis Theatre. This event is free of charge and starts at 2 p.m. Featuring conductors Margaret Behenna and Curt Jantzen leading the band as they play crowd favourites and new music. • Jewelry, Watches, Sunglasses, & ‘Designer Collections’ for sale at the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1521 56 St., Tsawwassen.

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U.S. lawmakers shoot down border toll idea ❙ Jeff Nagel reporter

U.S. law makers have scrapped a proposal to slap a new fee on Canadians crossing the border. The Department of Homeland Security had wanted the toll applied at land crossings into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico, but the U.S. Senate judiciary committee voted Thursday to block the idea, at least for this year. Business leaders on both sides of the border opposed the idea, warning it could create much longer border wait time and hamper trade and commerce. The fee on all vehicles and pedestrians was proposed for further study as a way to generate new revenue for Homeland Security, which has been forced by arbitrary U.S. budget cuts to reduce customs staffing. Bellingham Chamber of Commerce president Ken Oplinger had predicted the new border-crossing fee would never be implemented, noting similar schemes have been proposed and rejected before. “We were pretty sure this was what the outcome was going to be,” he said, noting there was broad political op-

position in the U.S., not just from border communities. He noted the Senate vote merely blocks funding to study the idea for the next fiscal year. “We’ll see what happens in future years,” Oplinger said. “It’s something to keep an eye on but we don’t need to worry about it for right now.” The amount of the fee was never specified,

but Canadians who go to the U.S. by air or sea already pay a $5.50 customs fee, usually built into airline ticket prices. The Surrey Board of Trade also welcomed the decision, saying the fees would have been damaging to the economy. While the focus today is on Canadian cross-border shoppers heading south, Oplinger noted Canada could

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Gas price climb driven by Alberta refinery trouble ❙ Jeff Nagel reporter

Gas prices in Metro Vancouver are flirting with record levels but at least one industry observer doesn’t expect they’ll shoot too much higher. The average regular gas price in Metro hit $1.495 per litre Tuesday, up about eight cents in the past week. Petroleum analyst Jason Parent, a senior associate at the Kent Group, said supplies have tightened and prices are up partly in response to the unexpected shutdown of gasoline refining units at a Suncor refinery near Edmonton. He said the outlook for the Lower Mainland depends in part on how long refining is disrupted at Suncor. “It all depends on how long that lasts and how effectively suppliers are able to bring in alternate supply into that region,” Parent said. “Generally speaking, I wouldn’t expect it to get much higher.” Gas prices typically jump in the spring as more drivers take to the roads, cutting into gasoline supplies and putting upward pressure on prices. But Parent said the traditional seasonal spike happened ear-

lier this year. He said wholesale prices paid by retailers have already risen about 14 cents in the last couple of weeks. “Retail prices up until the last couple of days haven’t really kept pace with that.” Gas prices here are also influenced by the fact Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, which supplies most of Metro’s refined gasoline, is at capacity. Parent said the pipeline may have allocated slightly more capacity recently to crude oil shipments, leaving less flexibility to move more gasoline in response to jumps in demand. Motorists shouldn’t assume that they’re being ripped off just because gasoline prices are rising at a time that crude oil prices have remained flat. “Crude oil and refined gasoline are two different commodities with different supply and demand fundamentals,” Parent said. “Their prices can be moving in opposite directions at the same time for different reasons.” Gas prices here hit a recent bottom of around $1.20 per litre in December, according to the website Gasbuddy. com. Metro Vancouver gas prices haven’t been this

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River District opens weekly farmers market

Spring brings visitors to outdoor market Southeast Vancouver is welcoming summer with the weekly farm market at River District, ParkLane Homes’ waterfront community that covers 130 acres and includes homes, shops, green space, restaurants and community amenities. The first market took place on May 4, and saw more than 500 people come out to wander the market and purchase some goodies. “The incredible turnout is a testament to the diversity and quality of this year’s farm and artisan vendors,” says Yosh Kashara, General Manager of Sales and Marketing at ParkLane Homes. “We couldn’t be happier with the support

from the community.” Market visitor and local resident Jonathan Murkin was excited to see the market open this year. “We’ve been waiting for the market to open,” he says. “It’s a great addition to the neighbourhood.” Among the items being sold at the market are fruits and vegetables, breads, flowers, skin care and jewellery. The farm market will take place every Saturday between May 4 and October 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kerr Street Plaza. For a full list of vendors participating at the market and for more information, visit

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Finding old-fashioned flavour at Shorewood Cottages By Kerry Vital

Everyone has fond memories of their childhood summer vacations, spending time with family and friends and playing outside for hours. Now you can make more memories with Shorewood Cottages, just minutes from the Canada-U.S. border in Birch Bay. “You get the best of both worlds,” says Chris Hughes, a local RE/ MAX broker who grew up in West Vancouver, and a partner in Compass Point Project Marketing. “It’s relaxed and quiet when you get here, but you can be at the beach in two minutes.” Shorewood is located on a sunny plateau with over eleven acres total and seven acres of private parkland and trails, so outdoor activity will be a large part of your life. There will also be picnic areas, a bocce ball court, a community herb garden, an ocean lookout with a fire pit (called Sunset Point) and a clubhouse with an outdoor pool and hot tub. The picturesque setting includes a stream behind many of the cottages and ocean views from the front of the property. Hughes notes that the property is very dog-friendly, for those who could never leave man’s (or woman’s) best friend behind. The cottages themselves are homes

away from home, with stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, a cozy fireplace and hardwood flooring. Outside, you’ll find West Coast Craftsmen architecture and a private patio. There are a variety of two- and three-bedroom floorplans available, ranging from 1,082 to over 1,500 square feet. The cottages “are high-end from a finishing perspective, but exceptional value,” Hughes says. “These are real residences you can stay in all year round.” The location is the biggest draw for buyers. The famous C Shop, which sells candy, pizza, baked goods and other treats, is a minute away, along with miles of Birch Bay beachfront, restaurants and cafes, and plenty of outdoor activities. You’ll also find Birch Bay State Park and boat launch, water

slides, go-carts, mini-golf and several golf courses nearby. “There are a ton of things to do,” Hughes says. “Most weekends you’ll find something going on.” Among those things are arts and music festivals, fireworks, the Birch Bay Marathon, parades, sandcastle contests, car shows and many other events. Plus crabbing, clamming and fishing are lots of fun for the family and great for dinner! “We’re just 12 minutes from the border,” says Hughes. “You can come down with the family for the entire summer or just for the day.” He also notes that if you’re not able to come down to the cottage yourself, you can rent it out to other families

looking for a beach getaway. The developers of the property include two Canadian families, and most of the buyers so far are from the Lower Mainland. “You can’t touch this price anywhere in the Lower Mainland,” Hughes says. “It’s much more affordable to buy in the U.S. Plus, there’s a minimal amount of legal fees (and) no property purchase tax.” Cottages at Shorewood start in the low $200,000s. For more information, visit, email or call 1-888-255-8121. The show cottages are open Wednesday through Sunday between noon and 4 p.m. or anytime by appointment.

These are real residences you can stay in all year round,” says Chris Hughes of Compass Point Project Marketing.

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The cottages at Shorewood are built in a West Coast Craftsmen style, above, with plenty of natural light, cozy stone fireplaces, left, and a variety of two- and three-bedroom floorplans. The beach is just two minutes away, top, so outdoor activity will be an integral part of your life.


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Hundreds of competitors from across B.C. and Washington State descended on Delta Gymnastics last weekend for the 2013 Delta Invitational, the largest gymnastics competition of its kind in the province. In all, eight Delta Gymnastics members topped the podium in their respective divisions. The artistic gymnastics competition included the Cash and Carry Cup, which awards cash grants to winning gymnasts. In the men’s competition, Aaron Mah of Vancouver Phoenix Gymnastics finished first with an overall score of 55.80. Mah came first in the pommel horse, second in the floor routine, third in the parallel bars and horizontal bars, fifth in the vault, and sixth in the rings. Daniel Braun of Delta Gymnastics finished third overall in the men’s Cash and Carry Cup with a score of 54.95. Braun was second on the parallel bars, third on the

pommel horse, and fifth on the horizontal bars. Other local competitors included Chris Sheremeta ( fifth), Michael Hood (seventh), and Kirk Salary (10th). In the women’s Cash and Carry Cup competition, Sofia Savkovic of TAG Sports Centre in Port Coquitlam took the top spot with an overall score of 50.467. In the Provincial Level 1 Tyro 2001 division, Delta Gymnastics’ own Uma Tiurpenko took first place, while Catherine Peddy of NASA Gymnastics in Gig Harbour, Washington, took the top spot in the Provincial Level 1 Tyro 2002 division. Other local winners include Michelle Anderton (Provincial Level 3 Tyro 1), Allie Lewis (Provincial Level 3 Tyro 2), Darcy Schultz (Provincial Level 4 Tyro), Que Bidewell (Men’s Level 2), Noah Cender (Men’s Level 3, 13+), Cole Schallig (Men’s Level 3 U-13), and Sophie Tranelis (Provincial Level 1 Argo 2004). For full results, visit

❙ Athletes compete at the 2013 Delta Invitational and Cash and Carry Cup artistic gymnastics meet last weekend hosted by Delta Gymnastics. The competition is the largest of its kind in the province. Jim Kinnear photo




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❙ Tsawwassen’s Andrew Davis secures the rear naked choke just 47 seconds into the very first round to win his debut MMA bout against Coquitlam’s Justyn Rackstraw last Friday (May 10) at Fraserview Hall in Vancouver. Adrian MacNair photo

Tsawwassen MMA fighter wins in his amateur debut ❙ Adrian MacNair REPORTER

It took just 46 seconds for Tsawwassen’s Andrew Davis to sink in a choke hold and finish his opponent in his mixed martial arts debut last Friday in Vancouver. Davis, 29, squared off against Justyn Rackstraw (0-4) of Coquitlam in the seventh fight of Total Mayhem III in Fraserview Hall. After a brief exchange on the

feet, Davis secured a hip throw, and quickly secured a dominant mount position on Rackstraw. As his opponent turned to get up, Davis took back control and sunk in a rear choke to get the tap out. After the fight, he said he was happy to get a win under his belt but is hoping for a tougher opponent in his next bout. He held his training camp in a sister school in Hawaii under mentor Ivan Lee, who has taught him since he began martial arts

at the age of 15. Davis competes at the middleweight class, which allows for a minimum weight of 176 pounds (80 kg) and a maximum of 185 pounds (84 kg). The founder of United Mixed Martial Arts in Tsawwassen, Davis was the subject of a feature story about the sport of MMA in a November issue of the South Delta Leader. He has trained fighters who have competed in the professional MMA circuit, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Richdale wins at Beach Grove ❙ Staff writer

Samantha Richdale of Kelowna maintained her lead after firing an opening round 7-under-par 65 to win the CN Canadian Women’s Tour season-opening event by four strokes at Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen on Wednesday. Richdale, 29, posted eight birdies on the opening day to break the course record at Beach Grove Golf Club. She sank a birdie putt on her final hole to post a 4-under-par 31 on her closing nine. “I hit 14 greens today

and I putted really well,” said Richdale. “I think I only had 26 putts but I hit some really good shots today that ended up really close to the pin and I had a couple of tap in birdies, so that really helped.” Richdale shot a oneover-par 73 on day two of the event, but it was enough to ensure the win. With the win, Richdale gets an exemption into the 2013 CN Canadian Women’s Open and a $10,000 winners’ cheque. Brooke Henderson, 15, of Smiths Falls, Ont. finished second in the two-day event with a two-under-par 142.

❙ Kelowna’s Samantha Richdale won the CN Canadian Women’s Tour event in Tsawwassen on Wednesday. Contributed photo

Islanders suffer first loss of the season ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf EDITOR

The Delta Islanders suffered their first loss of the 2013 Junior A lacrosse season on Sunday (May 12), falling 11-9 on the road to the Victoria Shamrocks. The loss snapped the Islanders’ four-game win streak to start the season. The Shamrocks opened the scoring early in the first period, but the Islanders answered right back with goals from Eli McLaughlin and Jon Phillips to take a 2-1 lead. Victoria pulled ahead with two goals of their own later in the first, to put the Islanders behind 3-2 at the first intermission. Delta regained the lead with a pair of goals from Mike Henry and McLaughlin, but the Shamrocks scored twice in less than 20 second to pull back ahead by one. Tyler Nett and Phillips each had second period goals for the Islanders, but the Shamrocks were again able to match them. With the score 7-6 for the home team, the Shamrocks stretched

their lead to three thanks to a pair of early goals. Evan Messenger scored at the eight-minute mark to bring the Islanders within two, and a pair of goals by Taylor Northway in the span of a minute tied the game with under three minutes to go. However, it was the Shamrocks who would have the last word as they put two late goals past Delta goalie Matt Keith to win in regulation. The Islanders outshot the Shamrocks 47-40, were 0-3 on the powerplay, and managed a pair of shorthanded goals. Despite the road loss, Delta is still tops in the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League standings with eight points. So far this season, the Islanders have out-scored their opponents 61-43. The Islanders won their fourth game in a row Saturday night at home at Sungod Arena with a 9-5 win over the Port Coquitlam Saints. Delta returns to home advantage on Saturday (May 18) to host the New Westminster Salmonbellies at Ladner Arena. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Delta Islanders Novice A1 take silver in weekend tournament Delta competed at the top of the Novice Advanced division this past weekend (May 10-12), making a very strong showing in the prestigious 2013 Coquitlam Adanac Cup Lacrosse tournament. In their first game on Friday evening behind stellar goaltending and a strong unified defense, the team played hard and came from behind to earn a draw against the top-ranked and undefeated Ridge Meadows. Timely scoring and teamwork then led the Islanders to secure wins against resilient teams from Coquitlam, the North Shore and Burnaby, advancing the Islanders squad to the gold medal final for a rematch against rival Ridge Meadows. Delta played well in the championship game, overcoming a 4-1 first period deficit to take a twogoal lead into the middle of the third period. But discipline cost them and after 10 minutes of penalties in the last frame, Delta saw their lead evaporate. Ridge Meadows took the lead, and ended the game in a heartbreaking 9-7 squeaker final.

Afterward, head coach Greg Rennie spoke highly of the team’s effort. “We are very pleased of the boy’s efforts,” he said. “They battled hard as a team in every game through the tournament. They should be very proud of their efforts. We are excited about the future.” The Islanders are currently ranked in the top three of Novice A1 teams in the Lower Mainland, alongside Coquitlam and Ridge Meadows. Looking forward to their next level of competition, the team has been invited to compete in the Jack Crosby Memorial All-Star Tournament. This is an invite-only tournament that pools teams of the best players from various associations all across Canada. The Novice A1 Delta Islanders is coached by Greg Rennie, Greg Sambrook and Todd Burt and is made up of the following roster : Cian Currivan, Euan Aitchison, Jack Wardell, Jackson Marriott, Jacob Bailie, Lane Sharpe, Marek Gunn, Matthew Burt, Nathan MacPherson, Noah Wickett, Payden Purchas-Duch, Quinn Ridley, Silas Richmond and Tristan Sambrook.

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533 Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

778-997-9582 MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184


Running this ad for 8yrs

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627

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

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626





Minimum $200 for Complete full-size Vehicles


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



CHILLIWACK WAREHOUSE 5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. + 3N 5 offices & 2 bathrooms. Two 3 phase & single phase power. 1 bay door 12 x 12. (604)941-2959



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Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!


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


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ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576


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GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737


30 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327

Reliable Work - Res. & Comm.


1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.


DRYWALL - 30 Years Exp.

call (604)582-1598


removal done RIGHT!

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service





• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates


604 575 5555








Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988


PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating. Lic. & Ins. h/w tanks, service, renos, drain cleaning. Rick 604-809-6822 604.503.BARK (2275)


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24/7 plumbing, heating, plugged drains

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


No Credit Checks!



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Cash same day, local office.

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C & C Electrical Mechanical

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Friday, May 17, 2013 South Delta Leader

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2 hr. Service (604)209-2026 A43

South Delta Leader Friday, May 17, 2013

The South Delta Leader’s annual

Best of 2013

It’s that time again to tell us what you like most about specific aspects of South Delta in the Leader’s annual Best Of South Delta edition. Check out the categories below and submit your vote on-line.

Vote online at



Best local artist

Best place to find vintage clothing

Best place to watch live music

Best place to accessorize your wardrobe

Best place to offer arts and crafts

Best men’s fashions

Best band

Best women’s fashions



Best green business

Best community leader

Best local family business

Best local entrepreneur

Best unique business

Best activist

Best local business event

Best photographer

Best new business

Best volunteer

Best customer service

Best local celebrity you’d take to lunchUT BOUT

Best financial institute

Best local politician



Best place to find B.C. wines

Best playground

Best coffee house

Best place to walk your dog

Best family restaurant

Best park

Best place for lunch

Best place to read a book

Best outdoor patio

Best historic site

Best place for a pint

Best place for a wedding ceremony

Best place to take a date for dinner

Best place to spot wildlife

Best take out meal

Best place for a kid’s birthday party & FITNESS

Best place to find seafood

Best place to go jogging

Best local grower

Best place to bike ride

Best burger


Best pizza

Best place to get your stretch on

Best place to find organic food

Best provider of natural foods and vitamins


Best fitness facility

Best hardware supplier

Best place to buy fitness wear

Best home furnishings


Best local designer

Best sports team

Best contractor

Best sports coach


Best local sports event

Best place for a mani / pedi

Best place to hit one off the teeIRED

Best place for a new hairdo Best place for a facial

Fill in a minimum of 10 answers. Vote by submitting this entry form at the Leader office or enter online by going to and clicking on the contests tab, or visit the South Delta Leader’s facebook page.

Deadline to cast your vote is June 15.

VOTE ON-LINE TODAY! 7 - 1363 56th Street Tsawwassen 604.948.3640

d n e k e e W g n o L


Friday, May 17, 2013


South Delta Leader

Top Sirloin Steak

6 oz thick-cut baseball style ~ your choice of plain, Teriyaki, or Southwest BBQ.

Prawn Skewer

5 succulent Tiger Prawns marinated in our lemon & garlic sauce.

Stuffed Potato

Packed full ~ your choice of bacon & cheddar or broccoli & cheddar.

O B M O C Q B B ! g n o L r e All Summ

FREE RUN Boneless Skinless

Local Fraser Valley raised with no added growth hormones.*




Saltspring Island




Fresh, succulent Oregon Coast shrimp. Ready to eat. Delicious hot or cold.

Local, Delta grown.






Deli Fresh


Big chunks of fresh potato, celery, onion & bell pepper in a tangy dressing.

Steak & Chop or Chicken & Rib. Great for marinating, basting or dipping. 350 ml

Potato Salad

BBQ Sauces




100 g

100 g


Prices in effect May 16 – 22, 2013

1202A - 56th Street, Delta

7 #1

Tsawwassen Shopping Centre Tim Hortons

12 Ave

56 St


Long English Cucumbers








Thick 6oz patties that cover the whole bun.

Fresh West Coast



5 for

Beef Burger Patties

Local, fresh. Easy cooking instructions provided. Subject to availability.


Bi-coloured super sweet.

Our Homemade


100 g

Thick-cut premium aged beef. Tenderloin on one side of the bone, striploin on the other.

Corn on the Cob


3 lb Box

*Govt laws prohibit added growth hormones in all poultry sold in Canada.


Peaches & Cream

T-Bone Steaks

Chicken Breasts


Rancher’s Choice

Ph: 604-943-7374 Open 7 days 8am -8pm

Like us! Also conveniently located in Port Coquitlam • Maple Ridge • Langley • White Rock

from the farm to our stores... from our family to yours




All 3


Head Lettuce California


¢ ea.

Red Grapes California Seedless


98 lb

Mandarin Oranges Satsuma


¢ lb

South Delta Leader, May 17, 2013  

May 17, 2013 edition of the South Delta Leader

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