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Residents rally against towers Residents in Tsawwassen are raising a ruckus to oppose a 150-foot-tall five-tower 50,000-watt AM radio array that will broadcast Punjabi programming to Lower Mainland residents. An online petition currently calling on the FCC to reject the “Pirate Border Blaster” has received close to 350 signatures since Aug. 14. ❙ See story, A3

Pot mayhem ahead, warn Metro mayors Lower Mainland mayors are predicting disaster when Ottawa cancels medical marijuana growing licences in thousands of B.C. homes next spring in favour of new commercial producers. They warned the transition – without any teeth to enforce closure and cleanup of the soon-to-be-illegal home grows – will push them further into the grip of organized crime and leave cities with a legacy of contaminated houses. ❙ See story, A3

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Tsawwassen residents rally against crossborder radio tower Opponents call the radio tower a ‘border blaster’ used to target Canada ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter adrian@southdeltaleader.com

Residents in Tsawwassen are raising a ruckus to show solidarity with people in Point Roberts opposing a 150foot tall five-tower AM radio array that will broadcast Punjabi programming to Lower Mainland residents. Whatcom county accepted an application month from KRPI radio for a conditional use permit to install the powerful 50,000-watt signal just 330 metres from the Canadian border. An online petition currently calling on the FCC to reject the “Pirate Border Blaster” has received close to 350 signatures since Aug. 14. Jim Ronback of Beach Grove says that the application process does not take into account the residents living on the Canadian side of the border. He said technical engineering studies from the application ignore Tsawwassen altogether, identifying the closest population centre as being Ladner. “I treat this as what they call a border blaster,” he said, referring to the Mexican radio stations that proliferated across the US border between

❙ Point Roberts ham radio operator Kelly Kiniski is concerned the proposed KRPI radio towers will isolate the peninsula from the U.S. mainland during an emergency like an earthquake. Adrian MacNair photo the 1940s and 1970s, which often interfered with domestic radio stations. Tsawwassen resident Greg Edwards said he’s canvassed most of the neighbourhoods immediately south of the border to get petition signatures and urge people to write to local politicians. He is currently trying to get more residents to help with going door-to-door. KRPI radio is relocating from Ferndale, Washington, after apparently

overstaying its welcome with residents there. Originally a Christian music station, the format was changed to Punjabi in 1994 and began broadcasting at 50 kilowatts in 2004. The increase in signal strength upset Ferndale residents. Dozens of public comments made during a public meeting in Ferndale on Sept. 27, 2005 included complaints of daily interference through personal computers, telephones, and blanket interference

through the entire AM frequency. Some said they couldn’t even get Bellingham radio stations and there was static on every station of their car radio. Others reported interference on walkie-talkies at work while one amateur radio operator said he received RF burns on both hands while trying to cut an antenna. Andrew Skotdal, an engineering consultant for KRPI, said the radio station will have a qualified engineer dedicated to resolving interference issues for both U.S. and Canadian residents. He also pointed to other 50 kilowatt towers in places like Birch Bay and Richmond which operate without significant interference complaints. An environmental review concluded the radio tower would have no negative effects to endangered or threatened species or pose a risk to birds. The design conforms to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommendations. Skotdal said every radio station within the “border zone” defined by international treaty has to go through intergovernmental coordination before construction and the proposed towers were reviewed and approved by the CRTC. Nor is KRPI leaving Ferndale because of local complaints, explained Skotdal.

“A large factor is that they cannot improve their coverage from that location due to their proximity to the U.S. government international monitoring station, which is protected,” he said. Ham operators in Point Roberts have urged Whatcom County to reject the application on the grounds it could interfere with emergency communication services. “If we have a bad earthquake the only way we’ll have communication is with ham radio,” said Kelly Kiniski, adding he can contact the Blaine Police or Whatcom County Auxiliary Communication Service. “We’re sort of the lost stepchild up here. We’re not Canada and we’re sort of the United States but they forget about us.” The towers are expected to primarily interfere with high frequency communications but Kiniski is concerned it could bleed into other frequencies as well. Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted a construction permit last year for the radio station, a conditional use permit is still required from Whatcom County. A public hearing on the permit is not expected to happen until October. To sign the online “Pirate Border Blaster” petition, visit bit.ly/18zmBtB

Metro mayors warn feds of medical pot mayhem ahead ❙ Jeff Nagel reporter newsroom@southdeltaleader.com

Lower Mainland mayors are predicting disaster when Ottawa cancels medical marijuana growing licences in thousands of B.C. homes next spring in favour of new commercial producers. They warned federal officials at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention Tuesday that the transition – without any teeth to enforce closure and cleanup of the soon-to-be-illegal home grows – will push them further into the grip of organized crime and leave cities with a legacy of contami-

nated houses. “You created this nightmare,” Abbotsford Mayor Bruce Banman told Health Canada representatives, noting Ottawa refused to identify licensees so cities could inspect them and ensure they’re safe. He said the federal government therefore has a moral obligation to help ensure medical pot grow houses are made safe so subsequent buyers don’t unsuspectingly move their families and children into homes with serious mould problems or electrical or fire code violations.   “Fix the problem you helped create,” Banman demanded. “These people

are going to close these homes down, they’re going to slap a little paint on and nobody is going to be the wiser. That is borderline criminal.” Health Canada would take steps to remediate if it were tied to properties contaminated with asbestos, he suggested, so it should do the same when under B.C. law past use of a property as a grow-op must be disclosed for health reasons. Other mayors, including Chilliwack’s Sharon Gaetz and Kelowna’s Walter Gray, predicted medical growers won’t stop voluntarily. Asked by the mayor of Mission what will be done to ensure growers shut down, Health Can-

ada’s Todd Cain said licensees will be notified they must cease production, decommission and remediate. “Beyond that, we’re really relying on them to follow the law,” he said, drawing laughter. “They’re going to take that letter and roll it in product and they’re going to smoke it – that’s what’s going to happen,” predicted Mission Coun. Dave Hensman. He demanded to know how Ottawa justified licensing 700 legal medical pot grows in Mission – a community of 30,000 people – and said he opposes his municipality spending a dime to clean up the problem. Cain said privacy restrictions still

prevent Ottawa from disclosing permitted grows. He said Health Canada could begin certifying legal producers within weeks and some of the expected 50 to 75 producers to be chosen nation-wide are expected to be in operation well before the official April 1 launch date of the new system. More than 100 licence applications have been received and about 40 are from B.C., most of them located in the Lower Mainland. Hensman said the Lower Mainland doesn’t need that many commercial growers, suggesting more be located elsewhere in Canada.

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Tsawwassen comes out for Terry Fox Run More than 300 take part in 33rd annual cancer fundraiser event ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf editor editor@southdeltaleader.com

More than 300 people came down to Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall on Sunday to honour Terry Fox and help raise money for cancer research. It was the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run, and organizer Marlene Findlay said she was she was pleased to see an increase in participants compared to last year’s event. “It was really encouraging,” she said. “We were luck the weather held out.” Findlay said the annual run is a great opportunity to remember the sacrifices Terry Fox made to better the lives of others, and how an ordinary person can do something extraordinary. “It was cool to see quite a few young ones, it was a really diverse crowd, and that’s great,” said Findlay. “We want to share Terry Fox’s legacy with everyone.” More than 45 volunteers from the Tsawwassen Rotary Club helped put on the event, which raised more than $8,500 for cancer research through the Terry Fox Foundation.

Local woman a warrior for disabled kids ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter adrian@southdeltaleader.com

It was a year and a half ago when Ladner’s Janet Holmes went to a doctor appointment for her mother’s heart problems and left with a new outlook on life. During that visit she discovered that she was choosing many of the same lifestyle choices that had led to her mother’s deterioration in health. The thought horrified her. “They said, well you’re following in your mother’s footsteps,” said Janet, who will soon turn 50. “Her issues are irreversible. Yours are still preventable.” Since then, Janet has adopted a new attitude about health and fitness, losing 40 pounds and two dress sizes by eating healthier and working out. “I still have quite a ways to go but I’m getting there,” she said with confidence. Her stepdaughter Shauna Holmes joined her fitness challenge and in April they completed the Vancouver Sun Run by walking the 10-km route in about two hours. It was as she was picking up her race package that she heard about the Woman 2 Warrior challenge on Burnaby on Sept. 21. This timed obstacle course covers five kilometres of trails, www.southdeltaleader.com www.southdeltaleader.com www.southdeltaleader.com ❙ More than 300 people came out to support cancer research and honour a Canatrack and grass in and around Burnaby Central Park and Swandian icon at Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall on Sunday at the 33rd annual Terry Fox gard Stadium. According to the event’s website, it will incorRun. Jim Kinnear photo porate approximately 12 obstacles to test your strength, agility, balance and sense of adventure. “We thought, hey this sounds like a lot of fun,” she said. “I thought, well if I sign up for this then my training to get preTo date, more than $600 million search programs last year alone. www.southdeltaleader.com www.southdeltaleader.com www.southdeltaleader.com pared for this in the five months it takes me to get there should has been raised in support of Terry’s • It’s not too late to donate to the make my training a good, healthy habit.” cause. Terry Fox Foundation. Janet learned that in order to enter the challenge she and Funds have been Delta schools will be Shauna would have to pay $30 to register and then each raise a provided to support participating in the Terminimum of $300 in order to become eligible to compete. The cure-oriented, biomedry Fox National School www.southdeltaleader.com proceeds of the Woman www.southdeltaleader.com 2 Warrior challenge go to the B.C. Lions ical cancer research www.southdeltaleader.com Run Day on Thursday, Society for Children with Disabilities to raise funds to benefit around the globe, with Sept. 26. Donations can the Society’s Easter Seals Camping Program for children with the Terry Fox Foundation providing be made online at www.terryfox.org physical and/or cognitive disabilities. close to $30 million for cancer re❙ editor@southdeltaleader.com

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They named themselves Diamonds in the Rough, both for the appropriate metaphor of becoming a cut and honed diamond one day and the fact Janet owns Lawlor Goldsmith Shoppe in Ladner. Janet has held fundraisers during the last three Ladner Village Market days by arranging for a local artisan to create custom glass beads in front of her shop with all proceeds going to the Easter Seals for the competition. As of Tuesday, Holmes has raised over $1,350, quadrupling the minimum goal and raising the second most money of any single competitor. Janet said when she was a single parent it was wonderful to be able to send her child to camp through Tim Hortons’ charitable organization. “I see what going to camp means to a child who is able-bodied. And then when I started looking on the website and seeing the videos on YouTube that are available of these disabled kids and how they finally feel free from their wheelchairs and go zip-lining through the forest, what a magnificent experience.� “I’m interested in the Easter Seals to send kid to camp program because for many years my cousin has gone and he talks about it with such great joy,� said Shauna, adding some of her coworkers have had their children go to camp and raved about how wonderful it is that an organization makes it pos-

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“I would like to buy organic and local produce at Southlands� � Seed star Abby Ross was a member of the SDSS Film Acting Academy. Contributed photo “Getting to act every day and do a new scene each week was great practice,� she says. “I learned a lot of helpful things in that program.� Filming for Seed takes place in Halifax, so Ross spends much of her time these days traveling coast to coast. When she’s on set, Ross has a tutor to help her with her schoolwork and is limited to eight to 10 hours of work every day because she is a minor. “I love the environment on the set of a comedy,� she says. “It’s a lot of fun.� Ross says she wants to expand her acting repertoire and try dramas in the future. And like every aspiring actor, Ross dreams of the red carpet. “Ideally, that’s where I’d see myself one day,� she says. “At the Oscars for a role in a film.� She knows better than most that getting there won’t be easy. But the setbacks along the way are an important part of the journey, because they test your resolve. “What I tell people who are interested [in pursuing an acting career] is you should go for it,� she says. “But it takes a lot of time and hard work. You have to start at the bottom and work your way up. “But don’t give up.�

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The road to TV stardom is long and winding, but for Tsawwassen’s Abby Ross, staying focussed on her goal kept her on the right path. Ross, 16, is a former student at South Delta Secondary School and was a member of the school’s Film Acting Academy before moving to Vancouver to pursue her acting career. Ross costars in the City sitcom Seed, where she plays Anastasia, the biological daughter of the series’ main character Harry, who is a bachelor sperm donor who discovers his donation has resulted in numerous offspring. The show’s second season is scheduled to begin airing in the new year, and the series was recently picked up by the CW network in the US. While Anastasia is Ross’s first major role, she’s anything but an overnight success. Ross first fell in love with acting as a member of a youth theatre group in Calgary at the age of eight, and when she moved to the Lower Mainland more than five years ago she decided to take her love of acting and pursue it professionally. After landing an agent , Ross was soon able to land background and extra work, but the major speaking roles eluded her. “There was a bit of a learning curve,â€? she admits. “My first audition, I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t even memorize my lines.â€? For two years, Ross attended audition after audition, to no avail. In time she began getting call-backs and was the finalist for a number of roles, but each time they ended up going to other actresses. “I was at my wits end,â€? she says. “It was really frustrating.â€? But as discouraging as that time in her life was, Ross says she chose to stick with acting because she new her break could be just around the corner. “Even when I was feeling down, I never considered giving up,â€? she says. “It was a great learning experience.â€? Ross’s perseverance paid off in 2012 when she landed the role of Anastasia on Seed. It was her first major speaking role. “I was at school when I found out,â€? she says. “My mom told me I got it‌ it was an amazing moment. For my first role to be a series regular, it was amazing.â€? Ross says South Delta Secondary School’s Film Acting Academy helped prepare her for the role by giving her the opportunity to hone her acting skills and interact with professional, working actors.

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’m not an artist but I know what I like. Similarly, I’m not an environmental scientist but I know when my house plant is dead. And when I ride my bicycle along the dike and see what looks like a modern art exhibition in the middle of what looks like the aftermath of a monster truck rally, it’s pretty easy to determine it’s not environmentally friendly. As a reporter, it’s important for me to stay balanced and objective and provide fair opportunity for comment from all sides. I strive to stay in the center of balance on most issues, but sometimes it’s just too dang difficult. Take the recent so-called Habitat Banking project on the foreshore of Boundary Bay. It is apparently a salt marsh restoration project involving the removal of thousands of contaminated anthropogenic logs that will allow for fish and flowers to flourish. The project was approved by at least four environmental agencies that employ people with science degrees that I don’t have. Fair enough, I’m not a science guy. But I do know what I like. And the current hack job that is the salt marsh restoration project going on down at Boundary Bay is difficult to like. Construction crews have been running heavy machinery back and forth across the foreshore like some kind of gigantic John Deere lawnmowers, while removing anything that remotely resembles wood. They’ve left a few awkwardly placed logs in the marsh sticking out of the ground like candles on a birthday cake. Those logs were left for the raptors that might want to perch and look for food. But whether that food is still hanging around following the “environmental restoration” remains to be seen. There’s another question as to whether there are enough perches left to handle the influx of migratory birds that arrive each year. As one log removal protester dryly put it, “so long as only three snowy owls show up this season that’ll be fine.” Destroying wildlife habitat to create wildlife habitat is one of those things I guess a non-science guy like me just can’t understand. It’s sort of like going to war to make peace, spending money to make money, or robbing Peter to pay Paul. I’m sure the salt marsh will eventually regrow and not look ugly and ruinous, as it does right now, but I wonder whether it was all worthwhile. Was it worth destroying the existing habitat, angering local residents, and giving everybody an eyesore even Richmond residents would flinch to see? I think not.

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Jet fuel proposal not worth the risk The Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation (VAFFC) continues to claim that their proposal (to have super tankers ladened with up to 80 million liters of hazardous jet fuel traveling 15 km upstream on the Fraser River) would get tanker trucks off our roads and that if the project is not approved the number of tanker trucks needed is going to grow to ridiculous levels. Considering the tragedy of the Lemon Creek toxic and flammable jet fuel spill facing the residents and the environment around Lemon Creek, Slocan and Columbia Rivers, why are there hazardous tanker trucks on our roads to supply YVR? Tanker trucks are arguably one of the worst methods of transporting petro-chemicals due to the health and safety risks they pose to the public and the environment. A month after the spill, people near Lemon Creek are reporting, that “the water still smells and tastes of jet fuel”. According to the Castlegar News, the jet fuel spill slick flowed from Lemon Creek to the Slocan River, to the Kootenay River and the Columbia River. Only time will tell what the long term pollution effects on the people and environment in the area will be. Currently about 80 per cent of the jet fuel for YVR is delivered through an existing pipeline from Burnaby. In a publicly available legal document, produced on behalf of the pipeline operator, states that the existing pipeline capacity would be able to meet the needs of about 24 million YVR passengers. Currently YVR has about only 17 million passengers annually and its growth has stagnated in the last five years. This future deficit of 7 million passengers could be easily resolved if the existing pipeline is utilized more efficiently. Apparently, jet fuel enters the pipeline at 850psi of pressure, but trickles into YVR at only 30psi. The pipeline operator has offered to simply upgrade the fuel pumping system to provide 100 per cent of YVR’s future jet fuel needs for a long, long time. This would mean that the VAFFC could have avoided the use of tanker trucks with minimal effort on their part, a decision worth questioning. Yet the director of the VAFFC, Adrian Pollard, says that public safety and the environment are their top concerns. However, VAFFC’s own spill frequency estimates for the proposed Fraser River super tanker terminal predicts spills of nearly four times the size of the Lemon Creek spill at 120,000 litres every 32 years and 6000 liters every six years, on the average, over the 60 year life of the project. VAFFC has shown they do not have public and environmental interest at heart now or in the future. We must protect our communities and valuable ecosystem of

❙ Last week, protesors briefly shut down Port Metro Vancouver’s efforts to clear logs from the Boundary Bay foreshore as part of a habitat banking scheme. Adrian MacNair photo the Fraser River Estuary from reckless, self-serving and unnecessary risks. There are safer, more reliable and environmentally friendlier jet fuel transportation solutions using VAFFC’s pipeline only options that will keep tanker trucks off our road and supertankers out of the Fraser River estuary. Let’s start with using existing pipeline resource efficiently. Scott Carswell VAPOR Society Director

Habitat banking scheme flawed Re: Protesters block Port Metro construction crews from removing logs, Sept. 13, 2013. A recent review by the Auditor General listed deficiencies in Canada’s Habitat Banking program. Challenges include lack of compliance monitoring and lack of evaluation of habitat loss or gain. Also too many banking programs rely on qualitative rather than quantitative methods and have no oversight by independent scientists or the public. The current system allows habitat losses to be compensated through preserving existing habitat which means there is still a net loss of habitat. Does this sound familiar? Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) is trying to bank their questionable log removal in protected Boundary Bay against their habitat destruction on Roberts Bank. It is ecological nonsense to equate Boundary Bay’s stable foreshore and salt water with Roberts Bank which is an actively accreting front with estuarine wetland habitat. Reviews of habitat banking say on-site compensation must be explored before using a habitat bank. So it is clear that if PMV is interested in habitat improvement, it

should start on Roberts Bank where some mitigation is up to fifty years overdue. Fishers have asked for culverts through the causeways that block fish migration and prevent Fraser River sediment from depositing on Roberts Bank and protecting Delta. Naturalists and even the Port’s own review committee said the overhead wires that continually kill birds along the causeway should have been buried by 2002. Finally, PMV needs to recognize that Roberts Bank is a vital link in the Fraser River Estuary ecosystem and immediately allow its declaration as a Ramsar Site along with the rest of the Fraser River wetlands. Mary Taitt Delta I see nothing in the habitat banking agreement signed by Port Metro Vancouver and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to justify using current log removal in Boundary Bay salt marshes that are above typical high tide areas that are only reached during storm surges, to be used as a basis for getting credit for restoring fish habitat in lieu fish habitats that will be destroyed by PMV elsewhere, e.g., Terminal 2 which has not been approved by an environmental assessment. Using heavy equipment on the dike only and not in the marsh, they could remove the occasional creosoted poles and those with lots of metal. Otherwise the logs should be left there since they discourage naive photographers from harassing the birds, especially the snowy owls. Thus the current “habitat banking” by PMV in Boundary Bay is bogus and should be disallowed as credit towards PMV’s habitat banking. Jim Ronback Tsawwassen

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Delta Police Department’s new face A/Sgt. Sarah Swallow takes over as DPD’s new spokesperson and media liaison

Delta Police A/Sgt. Sarah Swallow says she always knew she wanted to become a police officer. Swallow grew up in England before moving to Langley with her family at the age of 16, and after attending UBC, she entered the world of policing as a dispatch operator with the DPD in 2001. “I was looking for a way to get into policing, and I fell in love with the city and the department,” she says. Swallow says her experience as a dispatcher helped prepare her to take the next step and become a reserve constable in 2006, before becoming a regular member after her training was complete in 2007. “It gave me an inside look at the kind of calls we’d get,” she says. “I think Delta has a unique policing situation. Our motto is ‘No call is too small,’ and it allowed me to see that. “Policing isn’t all car chases and sliding across hoods.” Swallow is a certified field train-

er and has been the primary field training officer for numerous recruits. Prior to joining the Media Liaison Office she was acting sergeant of a platoon in both North and South Delta. As the Delta Police Department’s new spokesperson and media liaison, Swallow says an increasingly important part of her job is connecting with the public through social media. But while social media can be a valuable communications tool, it can also create problems. “Erroneous information can spread very quickly, and people tend to believe the first information they get,” she says. But policework still takes time, which often conflicts with the public’s demands for answers immediately. “Police investigations still have to be slow and methodical,” says Swallow. “We have to investigate every avenue and can’t jump to conclusions. That takes time.” However, she says it’s important for the department to engage with public and keep them in the loop. “Gone are the days of the police

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saying ‘no comment’,” Swallow says. “People want to know what has happened and they want to

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Southlands saga continues Developer Century Group has tried to strike a balance between housing with farming with its latest proposal, but some feel Delta could be giving up too much for too little. Adrian MacNair

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hen Brad Semke returned to the Lower Mainland in 2010 he was initially skeptical of Century Group’s proposal for the contentious Southlands property. Growing up in Grandview Heights in South Surrey he remembered the Tsawwassen Development Land Corporation (TDL) application in 1989 which resulted in the longest public hearing in Delta’s history. He was never comfortable with the idea of destroying farmland for the sake of housing. Next month, the updated Southlands development proposal goes to a public hearing where the community will be asked whether it will allow 950 homes to be built on 45 hectares with a further 172 hectares designated for farmland and public space. If approved, the development would generate an estimated $2 million in annual property tax revenue for Delta. An urban planner with a degree in urban land economics from UBC, Semke has spent the past 20 years working on dozens of developments and says he’s never seen anything like the current application for Southlands. “I knew nothing about community agriculture,” he says. “But then I began to see what it could be.” As he began looking into the application he came across a 2007 report from the Southlands Community Planning Team. Their input is responsible for much of what is in the plan today. Semke was impressed with the ideas of a mixed housing and agricultural neighbourhood. But after reading land studies dating back to the 1970s he found agricultural soil classes of 3-5 (Class 1 is prime land) that would require millions of dollars to remediate. “My question then became can you fix the soil quality?” says Semke, who began looking into irrigation and drainage. Currently, Southlands has 80 hectares of farmed potatoes and feed barley being leased for $1 a

❙ Century Group president Sean Hodgins at site of the proposed Southlands development. The 950-home development proposal will see 80 per cent of the existing farmland preserved and generate $2 million in annual tax revenue for the Corporation of Delta. Rob Newell photo

year to farmers willing to take a risk on the unpredictable soil quality. Few of them make any money. Sean Hodgins, president of Century Group, says the poor soil quality comes from a mix of geography and climate. Farmers who work the land today have to deal with drainage issues in the winter when it floods and drought in the summer, as well as heavy salt content from the ocean. “Unlike the farmland that’s in most of Delta that feeds off the Fraser River… we just don’t have that benefit here on the peninsula,” he says. Some people aren’t aware that much of the Southlands property isn’t farmable unless somebody is willing to spend upwards of $12 million on drainage and soil remediation. Century Group is planning to do just that, provided its application for 950 homes on 20 per cent of the land with the worst soil qualities gets approved.

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But Hodgins says some people likely don’t care whether the land can be farmed or remediated. “It’s not whether it grows something or not, it’s that it’s just there and nothing’s on it and that’s the

land, which was taken out of the Agricultural Land Reserve in 1981. Richard Kunz and Dana Maslovat of Southlands The Facts claim Tsawwassen residents don’t want the development to go forward. An

"Unlike the farmland that’s in most of Delta that feeds off the Fraser River… we just don’t have that benefit here on the peninsula." -Sean Hodgins, Century Group president important thing to them,” he says. Hodgins doesn’t mention them by name but he’s certainly referring to the group Southlands The Facts, an organization opposed to any and all housing development on the farm-

Ipsos Reid survey conducted for the municipality in 2010 found that 62 per cent of 5,483 residents consulted want “no changes to existing [agricultural] land-use policies” on Southlands. However, this survey

was conducted during the previous application for 1,900 homes. The group has collected a 1,100name petition against the second proposal since November 2012. And according to all public correspondence received by the municipality from Oct. 25, 2012 to June 14, 2013, 67 per cent of people oppose the project, with just 27 per cent in favour. But Kunz isn’t impressed by the fact that 51 per cent of correspondence received during the past seven months has been favourable to the project. “Everything that could be said about Southlands has already been said ad nauseum,” he says, adding it’s inaccurate to say support has changed over the last year. Maslovat says it’s self-serving for the developer to say the land suitable for farming if they’re allowed to build houses, but not suitable otherwise. He blames the poor soil on the developer for leaving the land fallow and says it’s disingenuous to offer to pay to remediate their own land. Kunz says it’s also unclear who will ultimately foot the bill for the land and suggested Delta taxpayers could be on the hook for floodproofing and liable or culpable after the homes are built. But Semke says Century Group has the capital to make soil changes that farmers simply could not. He believes the company wants to build the community of Tsawwassen, not just turn a profit. When he approached Century Group in early 2012 asking for the transportation plan, Hodgins shared it with him in confidence because it wasn’t yet public information. “I was impressed,” he recalls. “I mean, Sean didn’t know me from Adam. He didn’t know who I was and what I wanted the information for.” Semke decided at that point to come on board as the project manager and says he’s kept an open mind ever since.

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Opponents call Southlands the “edge of the wedge” but Semke says there’s nowhere else in the Lower Mainland where such a large piece of farmland can be activated. “You can’t explain the Southlands in a sound bite,” he says. “You can say ‘no’ in a sound bite.” Gordon Price, director of The City Program at Simon Fraser University, speculates that much of the opposition to development is a fear of change. That can be particularly noticeable in areas like South Delta, which largely missed out on the growth explosion of the rest of the Lower Mainland. “As the rate of change goes down, people’s anxiety about change increases,” he says. Price says there’s a generational difference in perspective with respect to growth and development in the Lower Mainland. Generally speaking, older residents have their houses paid off and are happy with the status quo. Although the plan may not be perfect, Price says the community risks losing an idea that may

be good. And that may just be the plan of opponents. “If we simply frustrate every option it will remain open space by default,” he says. Price has a warning, however, that approval of Southlands could set a precedent whereby other developers offer similar conditions in order to be allowed to build on agricultural-zoned land. The loss of agricultural land has already been seen since the signing of the Tsawwassen First Nation treaty, South Fraser Perimeter Road project, and Deltaport expansion. Maslovat says people are attracted to Tsawwassen because it doesn’t have the hustle and bustle of Vancouver. His group would like to see Southlands developed for eco and agri-tourism for bird habitat, wetlands, and even an agricultural college. “Will he make hundreds of millions in profit from that? Probably not.” Maslovat sees attractive aspects to the plan, including biking and hiking trails, and pro-

ductive farmland. Southlands the Facts wants to see a ballot referendum during the next civic election to decide the issue once and for all. Hodgins says the newest proposal, which greatly reduced the number of housing units and offered more farming and greenspace, has turned many people from skepticism to support. That’s because Southlands has been developed based on listening to community concerns and responding accordingly. “That’s the art of the proposition, it’s not just dollars and cents, you’ve got to try and work with people,” he says. It also offers a vision of what a unified Tsawwassen might look like, he added. During Century Group’s first annual Southlands Bike-in and barbecue on Sept. 8, Hodgins says it brought hundreds of residents from Boundary Bay, upper Tsawwassen, and Beach Grove. Southlands is slated for a public hearing on Oct. 28 and 29 at the South Delta Rec Centre.

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North Van home goes from rags to riches Shakespeare Homes took the house down to its broken foundation and rebuilt it into something spectacular. By Kerry Vital William Shakespeare was known for his literary masterpieces. Now a North Vancouver building company that bears his name brings that same attention to detail and zeal for perfection to every project. Mark Cooper, president of Shakespeare

Homes, cites a recent full-house renovation as the perfect example of the work the company does. As a North Vancouver resident himself, Cooper says he and his team love working in the community in which they live and are very familiar with the building restrictions that make North Vancouver and West Vancouver different. The original home was built in the early 1960s, and it looked it. It had two storeys, no space for a garage and just didn’t work for the family. However, it was located on a seriously beautiful piece of property, backing onto a creek and with tons of natural greenery surrounding it. It was time to make the house match its surroundings. One of the homeowners had grown up in a heritage

home and had dreamed of living in a similar place as an adult. So, he brought in Cooper and his team to make his dream a reality. “This was a great opportunity for the homeowners and my people to express themselves,” Cooper says. “We didn’t just construct something that looks like it’s from the 1800s, we actually built the home like it would have been then, while meeting today’s building codes and ensuring energy efficiency.” Working with Cooper’s team of professionals, including Susanne Doise of Sensitive Design,

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“ from page.11 Shakespeare Homes tore the original house down to the broken foundation and began the process of rebuilding it. Among the changes are a third storey and a detached garage for the “man toys” of the homeowner. The garage is built to look like a carriage house, and has its own heat, power and bathroom, making it a true man cave. It’s built with a vaulted cathedral-framed ceiling, making it an architectural masterpiece in itself. The homeowner is planning to install car and motorcycle lifts inside. The biggest challenge that Cooper found while planning and building the home were the strict rules governing the location and the height of the finished product, as well as the regulations around its streamside location. “We weren’t able to move the house within the lot because of the setback restrictions,” Cooper says. “So, we had to renovate and add within the existing perimeter.” When you walk onto the property, the first thing you’ll probably notice is the dormers on the third storey. The heritage influence is readily apparent, and continues with the double-exposure cedar shingles that cover much of the house, the wood double-hung windows and the exposed rafters and soffits. The outdoor space will soon include an outdoor fireplace and seating area, complementing the stone retaining walls that have been constructed to allow greenery to return to the property. Brand-new decks and patios afford the homeowners gorgeous views of the city, something that they didn’t have in the original house. Hand-cut granite is featured throughout the exterior, including a double-wide chimney and front entrance. Inside the house itself, the vaulted ceilings include hand-cut rafters to showcase that heritage charm. “There was a lot of architectural and homeowner design involved,” Cooper says. “There’s real craftsmanship here. Nobody frames like this anymore. It’s very rare.” Even the accessories inside the house are heritagestyle, including an authentic cast-iron claw-foot tub. The character kitchen is built in an open-plan layout with custom millwork and plenty of space to entertain. There is also a suite on the ground level that has its own private entrance. “All of the features and fixtures of the home have been selected to fit that period of time,” Cooper says. The entire renovation took about 14 months, including three months dealing with the variance process. “The house has been appraised well beyond normal market value,” Cooper says. Because Vancouver can be a generally rainy city, what to do with water runoff was an important part of the building process. The city had originally asked Shakespeare to pump the storm water up to the district system on the street. However, that wasn’t an easy thing to accomplish due to the slope of the property. Instead, Cooper designed a water treatment system for the home that collects, stores, filters and then releases the water back into the natural environment surrounding the house. In fact, the district of North Vancouver called the new house a “masterful example of stream-side protection.” Shakespeare prides itself on being a high-quality build-green company, and this is evident in the home. All of the shingles are made from B.C. wood, and much of the other building materials have been sourced locally as well. “It was built with environmental stewardship in mind,” Cooper says. In fact, the old cedar roof system was recycled into several structures, including the table in the meeting room at Shakespeare Homes’ office. The house is unrecognizable from what it started out as. Where it once was in danger of sliding down the steep slope into the stream, the house is now a masterpiece and perfect for the family who lives in it.

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Renovating a heritage home is an evolution By Nicolle Hodges As 2014 quickly approaches, the vision of a home continues to transform and modernize. However as heritage home owners know, it is just as important to evolve as it is to hold on to a piece of the past. Generally a heritage home is considered to be over 60 years old with some historical association, whether embedded in its interior or overall structure. The unique process of renovating a heritage home embodies what it means to improve a home’s practicality, while maintaining a historical appeal. Harald Koehn and his team at Harald Koehn Construction Ltd. were finalists in last year’s Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Ovation Awards with their renovation of a 1918 heritage home in North Vancouver. The owner of the home was looking to preserve its authentic appeal while giving it a much-needed renewal; an inevitable upgrade for most heritage home owners. The process of renovating such a home is often long and requires finding a balance between maintaining the feeling of former times and incorporating the functionality of now. It is these kind of challenging projects that Koehn and his team know how to handle. “The challenge in renovating a heritage home is trying to retain its original character and style, and rebuilding it to current building bylaws and standards,” explains Koehn. “The duplication of features can also be very challenging and expensive.” When people are looking to renovate their heritage home, it is usually for

greater energy efficiency. Koehn suggests having a professional qualified renovator do a “very comprehensive assessment,” which includes structural and seismic appraisals. Also, if there is a heritage status of the existing home, he suggests having any drawings done prior to reconstruction. When it comes to recycling some of the original components of the home, Koehn says to “assemble a list of what you would like to have done,” and to remain realistic about what is possible. “Most heritage renovations are done with a sense of renewing and breathing new life into a special, older home that has seen its day,” says Koehn. “Preserving original features may not always make financial sense.” However, he encourages owners to simply ask themselves if the renovations are right for them, because often budget doesn’t even enter as the “main consideration.” For many, if the renovations make sense, it’s worth the price to preserve.

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Many things to think about when replacing a garage door By Kerry Vital A garage door is often one of the first things you’ll see as you pull up to your house. It’s something that can add a lot of curb appeal to your home, and there are many options to choose from when it comes to materials and appearance. If you’re considering replacing your current garage door, it’s best to start with a professional opinion. “The first thing you should do if you are interested in buying a new garage door is call a sales representative, and have that person come visit your home so that they can take all of the necessary measurements of your garage,” says James Matheson, account manager for Overhead Door Co. of Vancouver. He or she will then go over your options with you and give you advice on what would work best for your particular needs. “You may be trying to keep the garage warm for the purpose of using it as a workshop, in which case you would most likely choose from a range of fully insulated garage doors,” Matheson says. “Or maybe you’re tired of looking at the square raised panels on your garage door because that’s what everyone else has, and so now you would like to have something a little bit fancier such as an elegant-looking carriage house-style garage door with decorative spear hinges and handles.” There are several different materials available for garage doors, including steel, vinyl, fibreglass, wood and aluminum.

One of the popular options in garage doors is the carriage-house style, which look like old-fashioned swing doors, but still go up and down like a regular garage door. Overhead Door Co. of Vancouver photo

“Most common garage doors today are made with galvanized steel sheet metal, from which you have a choice between insulated and non-insulated models,” says Matheson. “Non-insulated garage doors tend to be the least durable, as they are constructed from only one exterior layer of sheet metal, which makes them very easy to dent.” Fully insulated doors are built with three layers: an exterior layer of sheet metal, an interior layer of sheet metal and a middle layer of either polyurethane foam or polystyrene. There are also semi-insulated garage doors which have an exterior sheet metal and an interior vinyl-backed insulation. However, Matheson notes that those can be damaged easily as there is no protection for the interior vinyl. “Wood garage doors are also very durable, but they require much more maintenance over the years, and they are quite expensive when compared to modern-day galvanized steel doors,” says Matheson. “While wood garage doors don’t necessarily dent, over time they can rot and eventually fall apart depending on how much weathering they are exposed to, and also depending on how regularly the door gets re-painted or re-stained.” Garage door design has come a long way from the old-fashioned raised squares that Matheson calls “Standard Raised Panel.” “People will often look at something like a Long Raised Panel or ‘Ranch Panel’ style, which instead of having, say, eight square panels ... you would instead have four long panels going across the door,” Matheson says. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more stylish, you may consider installing a door that looks like one from an old carriage house. “These types of garage doors simulate old-style swing doors, and can be fitted with decorative hinge and handle hardware to give the garage door the authentic carriage house look,” notes Matheson.

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Among the popular options for kitchen countertops right now are quartz and granite, both natural stone products that lend elegance and sophistication to the home. Kitchen Craft photo

rial, and is also a bit more hardy. If your countertops might need to take some abuse, an engineered stone will stand up better than the natural options. If stone isn’t your style, a solid wood butcher block countertop is both practical and lends a heritage style to your home. It must be oiled frequently to seal the surface and prevent staining, but any scratches can be sanded out and wood is very easy to clean. Another recent innovation is concrete countertops, which look great in an industrial-chic environment. Concrete comes in a variety of finishes, so it’s easy to customize what you would like it to look like. However, concrete also has to be sealed as it can easily be stained or warped. The final popular style of countertop is solid surface, which is an acrylic product that is non-porous and easily customizable with

inlays, seamless backsplashes and integral sinks. However, solid surface countertops cannot withstand high heat and can be scorched or burned. However, one of the biggest considerations when looking to do any renovation is your budget. Are you able to splash out on something high-end and gorgeous, or are you looking for something a bit more inexpensive? Setting a budget should be one of the first things you do before you start looking at materials. “There is certainly no universal rule” when it comes to budget, Krahn says. “However, one thing to keep in mind is that kitchen renovations bring back the highest return on investment out of any room in the household.” As with all renovations, it’s best to get the advice of a professional before making decisions about changing your countertop.

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Giving thanks for the fall trends “ from page.11 bronze and copper, as well as chevron patterns. All of these colours are ones they see continuing into the winter season as well. Gathering your own leaves to decorate the Thanksgiving table can be a great activity for kids and adults alike. Hitting your local park and choosing the perfect leaves to make a centrepiece (perhaps mixed with some feathers, chestnuts or acorns) can become a family tradition. Just make sure to give them a rinse first to remove any bugs or dirt. Another great idea for the kids is to unroll a length of butcher paper on the table, provide some coloured pencils or crayons, and let them go to town making a tablecloth or placemats. The grocery store can also be a good source for decorations, including fall flowers (your local market will be able to advise on what’s growing in your area), pumpkins and other gourds. “We’re also seeing unique one-of-a-kind decor as a hit this fall,” says Beatty. “Each piece tells its own story while being part of the bigger style story in the room.” If you’re looking for something a bit more time-consuming, consider taking some tissue paper in your favourite fall colours, wrapping clear glass vases or candleholders and securing the edges of the paper with clear tape to make an elegant addition to your tables or fireplace mantel. Whatever your style or budget, decorating for Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be complicated. A bit of creativity and some inspiration goes a long way towards making your home glow. Spending some time on sites such as Pintrest and Tumblr will garner tons of ideas. Perhaps you’ll become your neighbourhood Martha Stewart!

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A man cave is more than a TV room “ from page.11 with your chairs and couches. Angus notes that the two most popular furniture items he sees people purchasing are a recliner and a sectional. “Recliners are terrific these days; they’re so huge and comfortable,” he says. “If it’s just yourself then that’s fine, but you want to have buddies over, so you’ll need more seating.” Sectionals can fit several people on them at once without taking up a ton of space, so Angus says they’re perfect for man caves. However, when you think man cave, you probably think technology. You’d be right. Sean Peever, a member of Best Buy’s Geek Squad, has seen a lot of man caves in his day and he is passionate about the technology that most of them hold. Long gone are the days of a small television in the garage. “There has been a huge change in resolution lately,” Peever says. “4K TVs are really hot right now. It’s four times as much resolution as a 1080p set. That’s a drastic difference.” Many of the televisions installed in man caves these days are 46 inches or larger, Peever notes. However, a television isn’t your only option. “A projector and screen is a great way to go,” says John Penner of Audio Visual Unlimited Langley. “It’s a bigger screen and the picture is super clear. ... You can blow everything else away. It’s something you would want to write home about.” Penner recommends that a homeowner looking for a screen should look at one classified as a “daylight” screen, which will bounce more light back to your eyes and allow for a better viewing experience. “Most man caves are very bright due to ambient light,” he says. “It’s very important to have a bright screen.” When it comes to the projector, you will need to keep that ambient light in mind, so

Penner recommends looking for one with at least 2,000 to 3,000 lumens (a rating for the brightness of the light that is projected, similar to watts in a lightbulb). “3D projectors tend to have the best video processors,” he says. But the visual component isn’t the only important thing. “You’ll miss the entire experience without sound,” Best Buy’s Peever says. “It’s the biggest impact you can make.” He suggests starting with an amplifier and speakers. “I’m not talking about a sound bar or the TV speakers,” he says. “You want to feel like you’re in a theatre ... or in Rogers Arena, and if you don’t have good sound your experience won’t change.” Penner agrees, saying that he recommends homeowners purchase a 7.2 system, with three front speakers and four for the back of the room. The speakers are responsible for the first part of that number, with the remaining 0.2 being two subwoofers. “It depends on the size” of the room, he says, but “you can really play with how the listener receives sound. The more you have, the more you can play with distance.” He cites the example of a plane taking off. With a television speaker you’ll have a single source of sound, while a full surround-sound system will allow you to hear it from all around you. “You can really feel what the director was trying to achieve,” Penner says. The two subwoofers he recommends will pick up the lower register of the sound. “It’s important to have two (subwoofers) to pick up multiple ‘sweet spots’ in the room,” he says. “You don’t typically have just one seat in the room, so you want to reach everyone.

There is a lot more to the perfect man cave than the television. Whether you choose to make a full home theatre, left, or a place to relax with a gaming system and a great stereo, above, you have plenty of options for building your man space. Audio Visual Unlimited Langley photos

Your recliner might be your ‘man cave command centre’ but we can calculate sweet spots for a whole room of people.” However, with all that technology in the room, how are you planning to control it? “You can automatically control the electronics in your home with a home automation system,” Peever says. “You control it from your tablet or phone. Everything from light switches to plugs to the thermostat. It’s really the epic pinnacle of what a man cave should be.” No man cave is complete with some home automation, Penner declares. “It’s an absolute necessity in your cave,” he says. “You can actually run your entire house” off of a single remote. Lighting might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re constructing your man cave, but Penner says it is still important.

“It’s best to have three or four light circuits,” he notes. “I recommend having one circuit as sconces on the wall, and pot lights in the ceiling as the second. The third could be another set of pot lights, and the fourth a rope light at the front of the room.” If you’re looking to spend some time doing something other than watching the game, you might consider purchasing a gaming system. “The new gaming systems are going to be huge,” says Peever. “It’s an epic event to have the new PlayStation 4 and XBox One release around the same time.” Both will be released in November. However, neither of those can really be classified as purely a gaming system anymore. “They’re entertainment systems,” Peever says. “It’s a Blu-Ray player, gaming console, DVD player, movie rental service. It’s a great new world.”

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complex recently and don’t seem to be adjusting well. How can we know if they’re doing ok?

The first step has already been established as they decided on Assisted Living. Taking some daily living chores out of the equation allows for more time to focus on making the most of life, not home upkeep. It’s a big change going from a private residence to community meals, outings, and activities, and may overwhelm those who’ve always lived independently. Allow them time to process the change at their own speed and offer your support in their transition. It can take several weeks to find a new rhythm, so encourage them not to give up. Embracing their new environment, makes it much easier. Drop in randomly, as you can, to see how they’re getting along. Are they joining in? Going down for dinners and events? Is cleaning done regularly and thoroughly? Interactions with staff? Good communication with the complex manager & staff can spur positive motivation on both sides.

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Sometimes supplementing their routine can give them, and you, a different perspective on their well-being. HoneyDo specializes in client-directed assistance, helping to ease adjustment time. Having a cheerful chat, caring escort to outings & appointments, or an extra hand can liven up a week and feel more like a caring friend than support.

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Screening for diabetes and pre-diabetes is done by measuring glucose levels in the blood after fasting or with a glucose tolerance test.

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It is always great to have a customer with a lot of questions prepared and who has information in hand about their pending project. I am always open to have conversations which lead up to us both learning and preparing for a successful installation and end result.

The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends that screening begin at age 40 and be screened every three years. Those individuals with risk factors should be screened earlier and more frequently.

Having information such as dimensions, pictures, plans, and even Len Brady ideas showing what they would like to have a finished result allows me The Richmond to understand their “wish list”. This, too, allows me to educate them Firebox on their options based on their unique situations For example, if they are working with a masonry fireplace, dimensions of their opening size, 604-284-5154 room size, and pictures quickly allow us to narrow down their options 100-3031 Beckman Place ensuring a good fit. If they are building a new house or renovating to Richmond, BC, V6X 3R2 therichmondfirebox.ca add a new feature, then construction plans provide us the guidance. Finally, after narrowing down choices in our showroom, The Richmond Firebox is always happy to visit their home to review the options and provide an accurate quotation outlining everyone’s responsibilities.

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Second line screening done with an Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) test may be considered or even recommended for individuals with elevated values, and or with additional risk factors. The OGTT can indicate Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT).

Q: Ithat am in my first trimester and I feel sick all the time, I find I’m not able to eat much. I’m worried that my baby

now primarily reside with my spouse. He asked me to pay child support. Am I required to?

If you are considered to have stood in the place of a parent to your step son, then you may have to pay child support. Child support is calculated in accordance with the Federal Child Support Guidelines. The standard approach is that you pay the amount set out in the British Columbia support tables based on your annual income and the number of children. However, the Guidelines provide some exceptions. Section 5 states that the court has discretion to order you to pay an amount that differs from the support tables if the court considers it appropriate after taking into account the Guidelines and any other parent’s legal duty to support your step son. Depending on the circumstances, you could be required to pay the full support table amount or a discounted amount. The court will consider how much child support your spouse receives from his son’s mother, the amount of time he spends with each of you, and the standard of living he was accustomed to during your marriage. The court may discount support in various ways, including apportioning support between the step parent and natural parent, having the step parent top up a support payment made by natural parent, or subtracting what the natural parent pays from your support payment. I recommend that you obtain legal advice to understand your obligations based on your specific situation.

Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) is the recommended first line screening and this result will indicate either a normal value, a value representing Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG), diabetes (with a second validating score), and whether further screening is recommend.

Both IFG and IGT are pre-diabetic conditions and indicate an increased risk of developing diabetes.

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Nausea during the first part of pregnancy is common. When you find that you can’t eat much, eat what you can tolerate and focus on quality over quantity. Incorporate fresh organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, which are nutrient dense. You will also benefit from having several small meals and snacks throughout the day. You may enjoy blending up some superfood smoothies or juicing your favorite vegetables for some vitamin rich meal alternatives. Do your best to avoid skipping meals as an empty stomach can increase feelings of nausea. I also advise you to avoid processed, sugary and greasy foods. Pregnancy can create many variations in appetite, digestion and nutritional needs and each pregnancy is different. As a Holistic Nutritionist I find that it is beneficial to expectant mothers and their babies to have an individualized nutrition plan before, during and after pregnancy, to help avoid or alleviate common discomforts, optimize your health, promote energy, and give your baby essential nutrients for proper development. I am happy to meet with women prior to conception and during pregnancy to work on supporting you and your baby nutritionally and to work on your individual goals for your health and wellbeing before, during and after pregnancy.

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orking for Ladner’s Save-On-Foods for the past 34 years has kept Karen Phillips in touch with one of her favourite things in the world. “I’ve always liked baking and cooking,” she says, pulling out her latest batch of ‘Good Morning Muffins’. “Sometimes I think my kitchen is a therapeutic room.” If Phillips has an hour to kill you can bet she’s going to whip something up to share with friends. As such, her reputation precedes her. Although she isn’t an official caterer, Phillips gets many requests to make baked goods during Christmas or bring the food for wedding and baby showers. She’s happy to do it, too. Phillips learned baking from her mother but it was during the raising up of four kids that she really took to experimenting in the kitchen. “That’s what I remember as a kid. My mom always used to have something fresh on the counter.” And living in Ladner is a big bonus for muffin lovers, as there’s always so many fresh blueberries, raspberries or blackberries growing nearby, And if they’re out of season you can always pick a bunch in season and save them in the freezer for next year. Making the perfect muffin wasn’t easy. Over the years Phillips tried and failed to make hers just right. “They used to come out as heavy hockey pucks,” she says laughing. One day she decided she wanted to make jumbo muffins like they do at Locals coffee shop in Ladner. So she bought large muffin caps at Cobblestone Cottage and gave it a try. For whatever reason the larger size made her muffins light and fluffy. The muffins can have all sorts of healthy ingredients

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Open Studio: New Paintings by Jeanette Jarville Sat 10:00–4:00 |13211 Steveston Hwy.

Start with a historic chapel with great acoustics and pretty stained glass windows — a protected heritage site that is rarely open to the public. Then, invite some of the region’s top opera talents to perform there and you have what promises to be a magical experience for lovers of great classical music and vocal artistry. Don’t miss this exciting series showcasing arts, culture and heritage.

Writer-in-Residence Launch: Meet author Nancy Lee Fri 7:00–9:00 | Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate

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Celebrate Verdi’s 200th birthday with us (a week early) with his most popular opera, La Traviata, a moving adaptation of the Dame aux Camelias story by Alexandre Dumas.

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In the world of great music, Giacomo Puccini (1858– 1924) achieved immortality. Learn who he was and how he achieved his miracles. Above all, hear the best of his music: from La Bohème to Tosca, Madama Butterfly to Turandot, and from American mining towns to Roman castles.

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Vancouver Opera A Night at the Opera Enjoy a magical performance of highlights from Vancouver Opera’s current season with opera classics both familiar and rare, as well as some special holiday-themed surprises. This captivating performance will feature rising stars from VO’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program.

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Sun Devils stuff Kelowna Owls in final preseason tilt South Delta Secondary AA varsity football team looking to repeat last year’s success ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf EDITOR editor@southdeltaleader.com

13 edition of the South Delta Sun Devils AA varsity football team have some mighty big cleats to fill, but head coach Ray Moon believes his squad is more than capable of picking up where last year’s provincial championship team left off. That winning form was on display Friday afternoon in Tsawwassen as the Sun Devils trounced the visiting Kelowna Owls 39-13 in exhibition action, holding the Owls scoreless for nearly three quarters. Training camp opened up Aug. 21 and the Sun Devils are now 2-1 in exhibition action. AA Southern Conference plays gets underway next week and Moon believes this year’s squad may even be better than last year’s provincial champion team Many of the first-year varsity players are coming from the South Delta Rams community football program’s provincial championship bantam team. “We’re getting a crew that already

knows success,” Moon said. “And overall, I’d say we’re bigger than we were last year.” Taking over for NCAA-bound Kyle Menzies at quarterback this season is Grade 11 Lucas Kirk. “He’s a first-year starter, but he played under Menzies last year, so he’s learned a lot, he knows the playbook,” said Moon. At running back, Jack McDonald will be taking the place of David Mann, who landed at UBC after graduating earlier this year. Moon says that while Mann made plays with his athleticism, McDonald has some added size to help him power through the opposing defence. The key to the Sun Devils defence will be senior linebacker Austin Pearson, who at six-foot-three and 235 pounds is now in his fourth year of varsity football. Filling in the gaps at nearly every position on the field is five-foot-eight Mitch Dino, who can play at quarter-

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The Delta Ice Hawks remain undefeated this season in the Pacific Junior Hockey League after they downed the visiting Abbotsford Pilots 5-1 on Tuesday night. The Ice Hawks’ balanced attack saw 12 different players make it on to the score sheet. The Pilots drew first blood in the opening period, but their 1-0 lead lasted just 12 seconds before Marc Letourneau scored for the Ice Hawks to tie the game. Nolan Wallinger potted his

second goal of the season a minute later to put the home team ahead by one at the end of the first period. Michael Olson-Eyre and Spencer Schoen each added goals in the second period to put Delta up 4-1. The game took a violent turn in the second period when Abbotsford’s frustrations began to boil over. In all, 115 minutes in penalties and misconducts were handed out, with Delta’s David Rudin receiving the only game misconduct, for fighting. Delta’s Mark Trotman scored in the third period to finish off the

Pilots 5-1. Alexander Ahnert continued his stellar play of late by stopping 37 of the 38 shots he faced. Letourneau was named the game’s first star, with Wallinger and Schoen picking up second and third stars respectively. After three games into the 2013/14 season, the Ice Hawks now lead the Tom Shaw Conference with five points. The Ice Hawks next face the Port Moody Panthers on the road this Saturday, before returning home to host the North Delta Devil at the Ladner Leisure Centre this Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

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Vancouver Fire and Radius Security is seeking a Qualified Manager for our Security Division.

BC Cancer Foundation Legacies accepted 604.930.4078 or visit: bccancerfoundation.com

DRIVERS WANTED

AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package

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Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply at:www.sperryrail.com/ careers and then choose the FastTRACK Application.

21st Century Flea Market. Sept 22 10am-3pm. Croatian Cultural Ctr. 3250 Commercial Dr. Adm $5.

FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944

FLAG PERSONS & LANE TECH PERSONNEL NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

WE WILL TRAIN! COMPETITIVE RATES

GROW MARIJUANA Commercially. Canadian Commercial Production Licensing Convention October 26th & 27th. Toronto Airport, Marriott Hotel. www.greenlineacademy.com. Tickets 1-855-860-8611 or 250870-1882.

TRAVEL

Apply with your resume today to:

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For questions about the position, call 604-232-3488.

TIMESHARE

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EDUCATION

THERE’S A CRITICAL DEMAND for qualified Medical Transcriptionists in Canada. Enroll today with CanScribe and be working from home in one year. 1.800.466.1535 www.canscribe.com info@canscribe.com

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Competitive wage with full benefits package, profit sharing and RRSP matching.

Must Have Valid TCP Certificate, Reliable Insured Vehicle And Provide A Clean Drivers Abstract!

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Applicants should have proven management skills leading 5 or more people. Industry experience an asset.

Digital and Print Traffic Specialist

HELP WANTED

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)7235051Edson,Alta

TRAVEL

THE PALMS RV RESORT www.yumapalmsrvresort.com Rated top 2% in America. 6-5-4-3 Monthly Specials. Starting at $637.50mo. (+ Tax/Elec.) Toll Free 1 855 PALMS RV (1-855-725-6778)

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Black Press is hiring a Digital and Print Traffic specialist based in Surrey, BC. Working with our BC national, digital and local sales divisions, this member of our ‘controller team’ will coordinate the scheduling and traffic of online campaigns as well as provincial print bookings. This individual provides inventory estimates, monitors campaign performance and tracks advertising data. They will provide analytics to both management and sales as required as well as scheduled reports. The position requires an organized individual who thrives on a fast pace without compromising detail. It is essential to enjoy delivering a high level of service to clients and colleagues alike.

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HELP WANTED

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

• Annual Starting Revenue of $12,000 - $120,000 • Guaranteed Cleaning Contracts • Professional Training Provided ��� Financing Available • Ongoing Support • Low Down Payment required A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning. Coverall of BC 604.434.7744 info@coverallbc.com www.coverallbc.com ALL CASH Drink/Snack Vending Business Route. Complete Training. Small Investment Required. 1888-979-VEND (8363). www.healthydrinkvending.co **ATTENTION: JOB SEEKERS!** MAKE MONEY! Mailing Postcards! www.PostcardsToWealth.com NOW ACCEPTING! ZNZ Referral Agents! $20-$60/Hour! www.FreeJobPosition.com HOME WORKERS! Make Money Using Your PC! www.SuperCashDaily.com Earn Big Paychecks Paid Every Friday! www.LegitCashJobs.com GET FREE VENDING MACHINES Can Earn $100,000.00 + Per Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 Years. Protected Territories. Full Details CALL NOW 1-866-668-6629. Website WWW.TCVEND.COM.

.Class 1 Drivers for log haul & Process operators. Info@lydellgroup.ca Fax 780-542-6739 Alberta

CLEANERS

Light Duty and Heavy Duty Cleaners required for Ultra Tech Cleaning Systems in downtown & Burnaby areas.

Must have experience. Good pay. Apply in person or email: 201-1420 Adanac St., Vancouver info@utcs.com

COOK

Wanted part-time for small Seniors residence in Tsawwassen.

Call 604-943-4337 GUARANTEED Job Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209

JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

blackpress.ca X bclocalnews.com

HOME STAY FAMILIES LOOKING FOR FAMILIES to host students. Email Maria mariastauntonhomestay families@gmail.com

Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Food Demonstrator 6-10 days a month in local grocery, drug & department stores. Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: contracts would consist of 2-3 days on Fri. Sat. and/or Sun. (must be able to work all 3 days) from 11-5 or 6. Requirements: • Fully fluent in English • Own a car to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training provided in North Burnaby. Call JMP Marketing at 604.294.3424, local #30 JMP Marketing Services BC’s largest demo company since 1979 SEEKING EDITOR. Peak Publishing publishes The Powell River Peak Wednesday subscription newspaper, Friday TMC, Weekend Shopper and an online edition. Send resumes to Joyce Carlson, publisher@prpeak.com. Closing date: October 4, 2013.

Supervisors

for Ultra Tech Cleaning Systems in downtown & Burnaby areas.

Must have experience in supervision & janitorial services. Good pay with benefits. Apply in person or email: 201-1420 Adanac St., Vancouver info@utcs.com

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

* WENDY’S RESTAURANTS * ** CAREER FAIR ** If you have gained valuable experience in the restaurant industry and are a proven leader, this could be the opportunity you are looking for! We are currently recruiting for Restaurant Management team members in our BC market. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th between 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM COMFORT INN ABBOTSFORD 2073 Clearbrook Rd, Abbotsford Telephone: (604) 8596211 HOLIDAY INN LANGLEY 8750 – 204th Street, Langley Telephone: (604) 882-2000 WENDY’S RESTAURANT 480 W. 8th Avenue, Vancouver Telephone: (604) 8758933 WENDYSJOBS.CA

135 INCOME OPPORTUNITY

ACCENTUS is hiring experienced Medical Transcriptionists to work from home. Candidates must have 1 year of acute care experience. Apply today! Send resume to: hr@accentus.ca.

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SHIPPING/RECEIVING

STOCK MANAGER / SHIPPER - RECEIVER (STARTING $17/HR) (Annacis Island /Richmond)

Duties Will Include: • Shipping & receiving orders • Getting shipping quotes and coordinate freight pickups • Moving product to appropriate warehouse storage areas • Keeping inventory updated Requirements: • Forklift operator certification • Previous job experience a must • Physically fit and able to lift up to 50lbs. • Previous job experience and computer knowledge a must

Please e-mail: deo@prolineaquatics.com

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HELP WANTED

Carriers Needed TSAWWASSEN 221 301 304 305 306 319 408 410 213

Please email your resume with a brief cover note by Sept. 21, 2013 to teamwork@blackpress.ca

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CLEANING SERVICES

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Experienced SHINGLE SAWYER wanted. Will pay top $$ for experience. office@valiantlogsort.ca or fax 604-942-0805

HOME IMPROVEMENTS TIMWOOD HOMES

** SPECIALIZING IN RENO’S ** ~ Framing . Sundecks ~ ~ Stairs . Rooms . Garages ~ ~Sheds . Patios . Bsmts ~ ~ Interior/Exterior Painting ~ ~ Tiles . Laminate Floors ~ ~Vinyl Siding ~

FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email: giselle@fraserexteriors.com

CALL, 604-761-1743 320

MOVING & STORAGE

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING www.affordablemovers.bc.com

$45/Hr

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

Maid Brigade Cleaning Services. Trained, Uniformed & Insured. maidbrigadebc.com / 604.596.3936

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CONCRETE & PLACING

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

604-537-4140 PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

.OILFIELD OPERATORS with Class 1. Apply at: 1-800-9SANJEL

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

356

MIND BODY SPIRIT

6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $199.

00

Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT!

• Furniture • Appliances • Electronics • Junk/Rubbish • Construction Debris • Drywall • Yard Waste • Concrete • Everything Else! **Estate Clean-Up Specialists**

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Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

ELECTRICAL

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

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

•Drainage •Back-Filling •Landscaping & Excavating. •Landclearing & Bulldozing Hourly or Contract 38 Years exp.

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PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

“Accept Visa, Mastercard, Discovery & Debit”

ASIAN MASSAGE

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

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PLUMBING

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 50% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+

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

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

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

• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

A+ Lawn & Garden - Residential & Commercial services. 604.908.3596

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

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

P/B blue males Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $800. 604-308-5665 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com SIAMESE X kittens beautiful Flame Point $100/ea. 2 Tabby Kittens $35/ea. family raised 604-794-5972

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HANDYPERSONS

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1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~

• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000 Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

1 DAY INSTALL COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODELING Free Estimates

PATTAR ROOFING LTD. All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833

GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

Ask us about $20K Gov’t Grant or visit: www.bchousing.org/HAFI - 1 Piece Seamless Acrylic Walls - Custom Showers, Tubs, Glass Doors - Wheelchair Accessible Showers

Eastcan Roofing & Siding Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

6-50 yard Bins

Residental & Commercial Service

MISC. FOR SALE

SEIZED VEHICLE AUCTION SAT. Sept. 21st, 10:30 AM 231 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC Over 60 Various seized and Impounded vehicles being sold with no min. prices or starting bids. Seadoos, Trailer and Motorhome 2008 Moped.

COME SEE!! Preview at 8:30 am Saturday, Sept, 21st

RUBBISH REMOVAL

DISPOSAL BINS by Recycle-it Delivery & Pick-Up Included

Minimum $200 for Complete full-size Vehicles

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

RENTALS

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

1-800-961-7022

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www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

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APARTMENT/CONDO

TRUCKS & VANS

VEHICLE Auction - Sept 21 @ 10:30 am- 60 Cars, Trucks, SUV’s, RVs - www.allcityauctioneers.com

SURREY

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

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

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

Central TSAW, 3 BR, 2 lvls, SxS, 1.5 bath, ns, pet ok, avail now, $1675 + utils, wd/dw/fp, carport, deck, lg yrd 604-722-6645

with the &ODVVLÀHG

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Sell your vehicle FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!

More Details and Pictures at: www.allcityauctioneers.com

604-514-0194

Starting from

199 604.587.5865 4.58 587 87.58 58665 58 65 $

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

www.recycleitcanada.ca

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/LPLWHG Time Offer!

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FERTILIZERS

•New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs

604-477-4777 www.bathtime.ca

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DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Buy Homes! No Fees! No Risk! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

AUCTIONS

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

LEGAL SERVICES

The Scrapper

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

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000

AUCTION - Houseboats, Boats, PWC, Trucks, Trailers and more. September 21st, Kelowna www.westernstarauctions.com

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PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Sell your Car!

ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304

GARDENING

103-1440 George St., White Rock 604-385-1668

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

.langleyautoloans.com 1-877-810-8649

604-576-6750 or Cell: 604.341.7374 Best massage, wonderful service, Foot $35/45 mins, Body massage $45/hr for 10 Sessions.

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Regency Park Gardens

FITZ ELECTRIC. New build. Residential. Tenant Improvements. Com Reno’s, Lighting rebates. work 778-231-8332, www.fitzelectric.net

ESTHETIC SERVICES

.DJ AUTOMARKET 604-538-2422

AUTO CREDIT - Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply at: uapplyudrive.CA or Call toll free 1.877.680.1231

PETS

Excavator & Bobcat Services

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HOMES WANTED

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

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

604.220.JUNK(5865)

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

Appt only 604-872-7952

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HOT TUBS NO PROB!

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VEHICLES WANTED

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TENOR SAX

But Dead Bodies!!

Mike 604-789-5268

AUTO FINANCING

REAL ESTATE

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

Reliable Work - Res. & Comm.

Spiritual Reader & Healer

810

TRANSPORTATION

RUBBISH REMOVAL

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it

DRYWALL

DRYWALL - 30 Years Exp.

TRANSPORTATION

$400. Call 604-859-5925

Hauling Anything.. 257

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566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

604-812-9721

bradsjunkremoval.com

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. CB. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters.

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.

3-LINE EXAMPLE

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DELTA HOSPITAL

Auxiliary

Thrift Shop Grand Opening Come celebrate with us!

Entertainment by Point Roberts Winds

4830 Delta St. Ladner

September 21st 2013

Beginning at 10 am

Thank you for your continued support of The Delta Hospital Auxiliary. This support has enabled us to purchase in 2013...

ALEX FIRUS, PHARMACIST & ELIZABETH CERMINARA, PHARMACIST TECHNICIAN

PATRICIA CAMPBELL, SITE SUPERVISOR, LABORATORY

PHARMACY The Pharmacy department is grateful to the Delta Hospital Auxiliary for purchasing a new pharmaceutical refrigerator. This generous donation, at a cost of $5,000.00, will ensure the safe storage of temperature sensitive medicines and vaccines.

LABORATORY Funded through the generous support of the Delta Hospital Auxiliary at a cost of $11,500.00 the Laboratory is pleased to have a new blood centrifuge that is required to separate blood cells from blood serum and plasma prior to chemistry analysis. Laboratory staff are excited to also have the most up to date model of microscope. The Delta Hospital Auxiliary recently purchased two of these at a cost of approximately $8,000.00 each. One will be used for the examination of stained cells in the blood and the other will be used to view cells in urine sediments. This testing is important to the diagnosis and monitoring of treatment for a wide range of disorders.

– ALEX FIRUS, PHARMACIST

Proceeds to benefit patient care & comforts at our Delta Hospital. A tax receipt will be issued for every cash donation to the Delta Hospital Auxiliary. Registered charity number 13952-5596 RR001

DR. RNAVDEEP GREWAL, ER PHYSICIAN

EMERGENCY ROOM The Auxiliary recently purchased the RhinoLaryngoscope Video Display for us, at a cost of $19,500.00, and it has been a great adjunct to our rhino-laryngoscope. It allows the doctors to view and record the images they are seeing through the scope and print pictures. This scope is used for looking inside the nose and throat with a fibre optic camera which allows the doctors to view sources of bleeding, foreign bodies or swelling. It will be a great asset to patient care in the ER. – JANE MARYNOWSKI, RN PCC DELTA EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

– PATRICIA CAMPBELL, SITE SUPERVISOR, LABORATORY

TOTAL FOR ABOVE PURCHASED EQUIPMENT

Delta Hospital Auxiliary

5800 Mountain View Blvd. Delta, B.C.

$52,000.00

604-946-1121 LOCAL 783212

www.deltahospitalauxiliary.org


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