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Metro Vancouver staff are warning the province’s plan to replace the Massey Tunnel with a large new bridge could run counter to regional land-use goals. A report coming to Metro’s transportation committee Wednesday from senior regional planner Ray Kan cautions that a big new bridge may “unleash pent-up demand” and spur more people to drive on the Highway 99 corridor, or prompt transit riders and car pool users to instead drive alone. ❙ See story, A3

Parents protest health unit changes Close to 200 parents held a rally on Sunday outside the health unit in Ladner over concerns a recent Fraser Health announcement that staff there will be relocated to North Delta and nurses will support the South Delta “satellite” location remotely. Although Fraser Health hasn’t confirmed the exact staffing change, the B.C. Nurses’ Union says that of the 19 public health nurses across North and South Delta, only 13 will remain by January.


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The Delta Ice Hawks may have had their unbeaten streak broken Friday night in Abbotsford, but the local Junior B hockey club wasted no time getting back into the win column with a 6-1 victory over the visiting Port Moody Panthers on Tuesday. ❙ See story, A23

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Delta man still missing despite police, coast guard search efforts ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf editor

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A Delta man is still missing after he ventured out on to Boundary Bay Monday afternoon to check his crab traps, and never returned. Delta Police and the Canadian Coast Guard searched conducted a search from the ground, water, and air on Tuesday and Wednesday, but were unable to locate 43-year-old Cory Fergus. Acting Sgt. Sarah Swallow of the Delta Police Department said Fergus, who lives alone, was reported missing Tuesday afternoon after he went out on the water Monday evening in his small white dingy. Rescue teams recovered Fergus’s boat Wednesday afternoon, submerged in the water near Point Roberts. Coast Guard suspended their search for Fergus around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, however, Delta Police are still following up on leads as to his whereabouts. Fergus is a white male, six-foottwo, with medium light brown hair

❙ Search and rescue crews scoured Boundary Bay on Wednesday (left) for missing crabber Cory Fergus, of Delta (right). Black Press; Delta Police Department photo

and a goatee. Coast Guard crews helped conduct the search by hovercraft and aircraft, aided by search and rescue volunteers on the water. Swallow said Delta Police has been in contact with law en-

forcement agencies from neighbouring communities that border Boundary Bay - including Surrey RCMP, White Rock RCMP, and the Blaine Police Department - to help coordinate the search. Swallow said there is nothing

to suggest Fergus was suffering from mental health issues, and foul play is currently not suspected. Delta Police is asking anyone who may have seen Fergus, or know of his whereabouts, to contact them at 604-946-4411.

Metro planners question case for new bridge ❙ Jeff Nagel reporter

Metro Vancouver staff are warning the province’s plan to replace the Massey Tunnel with a large new bridge could run counter to regional land-use goals. A report coming to Metro’s transportation committee Wednesday from senior regional planner Ray Kan cautions that a big new bridge may “unleash pent-up demand” and spur more people to drive on the Highway 99 corridor, or prompt transit riders and car pool users to instead drive alone. “Unfettered access could easily result in a congested facility,” his report said. “Further, an expanded facility may simply move the ‘bottleneck’ further downstream or upstream.” The report says more information is needed and much of the potential impact on regional growth may depend

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on whether the new bridge is tolled or not. Provincial officials have so far avoided talk of tolls on the promised bridge, and have said they don’t expect to estimate the effect of tolls on projected traffic flows until next spring. There is no detailed business case yet out for the project and the number of bridge lanes isn’t finalized. The head of the province’s Gateway program last month said traffic patterns have changed since Victoria last considered and rejected a replacement of the tunnel. The Metro report says the premier’s Sept. 20 announcement of a new bridge was “unexpected” due to the absence of more technical analysis and since “only limited information” has been provided by the province on the proposal. “It is unclear what basic demographic assumptions the ministry has been using to justify the proposed capacity

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on the bridge,” Kan’s report said, adding it’s also unclear what assumptions are built in on the potential expansion of port terminals at Roberts Bank and Fraser Surrey Docks. The bridge announcement throws a wrench into a number of planning initiatives. Metro’s regional growth strategy didn’t anticipate a possible shift in growth pressure that might come from replacing the tunnel with a much larger bridge, he said. Kan also said the uncertainty around the new bridge casts doubt on the validity of technical work being carried out by TransLink for its new regional transportation strategy, a regional goods movement strategy that has been in the works for several months, as well as the ongoing Pattullo Bridge replacement review. A new bridge would meet modern seismic and lane width standards and

provide direct access for cyclists and pedestrians, the report said, as well as better lane allocations for trucks and high-occupancy vehicles. But care would have to be taken to ensure it doesn’t undermine regional goals to contain growth, control air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Buses make up just one per cent of vehicles going through the tunnel, but carry 26 per cent of the people, thanks to dedicated lanes and queue-jumper ramps that speed buses past traffic jams on Highway 99. Several Metro Vancouver mayors have already been critical of the bridge plan, voicing concerns that the cost of up to $3 billion could push back their top priority – transit improvements. Some suggest the bridge also be subjected to a referendum, if the province insists on one to approve funding sources for transit expansion.

Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay confirmed Wednesday she will seek the Conservative nomination for the new Delta riding in the 2015 federal election. Findlay met with Conservative members and supporters in Ladner Wednesday to make the announcement, following a directors meeting of the Delta-Richmond East Electoral District Association on Tuesday. “While I continue to serve constituents in all of Delta-Richmond East on both sides of the Fraser River, in the next election I can, of course, only run in either Delta or the new riding of Steveston-Richmond East,” said Findlay, who also serves in cabinet as minister of national revenue. The new federal riding was redrawn based on a process which takes place every 10 years to apportion ridings according to the latest census data. The recommendation to unify the fragmented parts of the Corporation of Delta was released in the final report of the Commission of Electoral Districts in January of 2013. The new riding will include all of North and South Delta, including part of Annacis Island and all of Westham Island, with a total population of 100,588. The electoral quota was set at 104,763 people for each riding, with some going slightly above or below that number.


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Parents rally to save South Delta public health unit ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

When Niamh Plaxton had her second baby in 2011 she was relatively new to South Delta and didn’t know anybody. But by visiting the South Delta public health unit she was introduced to a network of other mothers, many of whom remain her close friends today. Plaxton said the health unit was her “lifeline” during a difficult time. “Women who would have never otherwise met each other have formed these amazing bonds,” she said. That same group who learned important lessons at the health unit like first aid for children and carseat safety, have branched out into the community to help one another with things like fundraising and childcare. Now Plaxton is worried that community will suffer by the recent Fraser Health announcement that staff at Ladner’s health unit are being relocated to North Delta and nurses will

support the South Delta “satellite” location remotely. Although Fraser Health hasn’t confirmed the exact staffing change, the B.C. Nurses’ Union says that of the 19 public health nurses across North and South Delta, only 13 will remain by January. That news led about 200 people to rally on Sunday outside the health unit in Ladner to protest the decision by Fraser Health and urge the regional health authority to reconsider. “The concerns that people are having is it’s a very vital part of our community,” said Plaxton. “It’s the one part of the health services that gives the community an opportunity to identify and reach those who are vulnerable to isolation.” Seniors and new mothers at risk to postpartum depression will be hardest hit by cuts to the health unit said Plaxton, adding there are “intangibles” to consider as well. “It’s the moms that are at the health unit to weigh their babies who might

❙ Parents gathered outside the South Delta public health unit on Sunday to protest its amalgamation with the North Delta facility. Jim Kinnear photo walk by the nurses and say, can I have 20 seconds of your time?” Plaxton said she’s been disturbed by the lack of transparency from Fraser Health since the announcement. Although Fraser Health has stated services will not be affected, Plaxton said the very act of moving all the nurses to North Delta constitutes a service cut. She said only two nurses are expect-

ed to travel to South Delta’s public health unit daily, which reduces the current staffing levels by between one and three nurses depending on patient volumes. “If there’s only two nurses remotely supporting us, clearly there’s a cut in services,” she said. “Services may still be offered, but how and where?” Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington said the rally demonstrates concern in

the community is real. “They know that if services are decreased at the health unit that they’re simply not going to be able to access them in North Delta,” she said. “Not when it takes an hour and a half and three bus transfers to get you up there.” Huntington said with the reduction of nurses from both health units there will be a reduction in the amount of service provided to residents. “I want Fraser Health to assure us, and show us, that services as they exist will continue,” she said. Fraser Health has issued a statement to “reassure” residents of Delta that the South Delta public health unit is not closing. “Any staffing model changes that may take place will not affect the services available to the residents of Delta. The changes to the staffing model are still being finalized at this time.” Amalgamation of the public health units are slated to take place in January, 2014.

Tsawwassen First Nation chief supports federal policy change ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

The chief of the Tsawwassen has expressed support for revisions to a federal policy governing Indian Reserve lands in Canada, although his people won’t be affected by the changes. The federal government is drafting

an update to its Additions-to-Reserve (ATR) Policy–originally created in 1972 and revised in 2001–to bridge a legislative gap between the Indian Act and federal law which sets out conditions before land can be added to Indian Reserves. The stated purpose of the update is to streamline the process, effectively

reducing the document to just 31 pages from its previous 73 pages. “The amended policy support First Nations development because it now more clearly allows for reserve lands to be set aside for the purpose of economic development,” said Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Bryce Williams. A review of the policy was launched

in 2010 following a report from the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples which indicated ATR applications can take between five and 10 years to be concluded. Williams said the uncertainty of the process is challenging on local governments as much as it is on First Nations.

The Corporation of Delta expressed concern over that uncertainty during a council meeting in late August, with some councillors speculating that First Nations governments could purchase land in Delta, then apply to have it included into their reserve. ❙ Continued on P.7


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Fraser Health defends late night discharge of Tsawwassen senior ❙ Adrian MacNair

An incident involving a 90-year-old legally blind woman discharged from Delta Hospital last week has resulted in a firestorm of criticism and hard questions aimed at Fraser Health. Vivian Fitzpatrick, a resident of Tsawwassen since 1964, was rushed to Delta Hospital around 10 p.m. last Monday (Sept. 30) for high blood pressure wearing nothing but her pajamas. Her live-in caregiver immediately phoned her daughter, Paddy Munro, to let her know what was happening. Given the late hour, Munro didn’t drive to the hospital right away since health authorities are required to call her prior to discharge. That never happened. When Munro called the hospital at 7 a.m. to ask if she could pick up her mother she was shocked by the answer of the person on the other end. “The person said she had departed emergency,” said Munro, who was

flabbergasted. “That’s not a term you want to hear associated with a hospital. And I said, pardon?” She was transferred to another person who informed her that the discharge had happened at around 2 a.m. “I said, not possible, I wasn’t called.” Munro hung up the phone and called her mother. She couldn’t believe it when she answered. Hospital staff had called Fitzpatrick’s caregiver to arrange to meet her at the other end of a cab ride. Her caregiver told Munro that Fitzpatrick arrived covered in blood from an intravenous drip that wasn’t properly staunched when it was removed. Fitzpatrick initially said she would rather die than visit the hospital again, but has since changed her mind. “I feel bad because I’m just stressed and upset,” she explained. “I said I didn’t want to go back to the hospital. But it was the conditions I didn’t care for at the time.”

Neither mother or been eliminated,” he said. daughter are blaming Del- “This past summer, emerta Hospital, the nurses, or gency surgeries such as the doctors. appendectomies have PRESS “Me and mom believeBLACK also been cut; and medithis is Fraser Health and4 5/16 cal floor nurse to patient X 12 INCHES the citizens of Delta ratio has increased from should be asking what one in six to one in 14.” they’re doing to our hospiShaw also said medical tal to have caused this to staff have been under preshappen,” said Munro. sure from Fraser Health Delta Hospital’s head of to quickly discharge or general internal medicine transfer patients from the Dr. Robert Shaw wrote ER, adding the Ministry an open letter on Mon- of Health provides more day criticizing the media’s money to those hospitals coverage of the incident. with quick discharges. He said Fitzpatrick was Although Fraser Health discharged only after her initially released a statelive-in caregiver was no- ment last Wednesday tified by the Delta emer- apologizing for the incigency, and had confirmed dent, the health authority she was waiting for her at has pushed back against the apartment when she some of the negative reacarrived by taxi. Shaw also tion from the public. pointed out that Delta “It is appropriate to be Hospital receives the high- at home,” Fraser Health est patient satisfaction of president and CEO Dr. Niany hospital in the Lower gel Murray said during a Mainland despite limited media scrum in Surrey on resources. He said the hos- Tuesday. “Emergency depital has no critical care partments are really busy, beds, no surgical ward, no noisy places, and if the acute surgery, and restrict- clinical staff believe that ed cardiac services. it’s appropriate for a pa“Over the past 10 years, tient to be at home that’s our critical care unit and the best place.” acute surgical beds have Murray said he intended

Delta Hospital wants to restore art to walls ❙ Adrian MacNair reporter

Much ado about nothing? Annette Garm, director of site operations for Delta Hospital, said the South Delta Artists’ Guild was not asked to remove their paintings from the hospital permanently and that it was all a misunderstanding. “What we really wanted was just that wall to be cleaned up,” she said. “After 15 years of hanging art you can imagine that it’s started to look a little rough.” The local artists’ guild has been hanging art in Delta Hospital for the past 15 years, but its relationship has historically been with the hospital’s auxiliary and not with administration or Fraser Health. Garm said that earlier this year when the hospital asked the auxiliary to address the state of the wall and the hanging of the artwork, they were referring to a new coat of paint. Now that the wall has been restored and painted, Garm said she will meet with the guild to have the art returned. She pointed out that there are other pieces of art that remain hanging in the hospi-

tal, and it was only the work from the guild that was removed. The confusion may be due in part to a new nine-page policy change from Fraser Health regarding artwork across facilities run by the health authority. The policy states that, “Artwork on display in public and patient care areas must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate committee and must meet the Fraser Health Authority artwork content guidelines.” Nancy Cooley, president of Arts Health Network Canada based in Victoria, said if the art is judged by a committee of people who don’t understand what constitutes beneficial art therapy then it won’t work. But she added an informed jury with a background in the subject would make sense. “There is a fair amount of research that has been done that suggests the kinds of art that really does help people and the kind of art that can be worse for people,” she said. Cooley said art provides a distraction for patients because it’s something beautiful to look at, and it makes them think and talk about it with others. That takes

their mind away from their illness, which allows the body to heal. She said in some cases art therapy can reduce the amount of pain medication patients require, alleviate or prevent depression, and speed recovery times. “In diagnosis and treatment, arts and arts-based activities and creative arts therapies are being used for all kinds of purposes,” said Cooley, adding the best hospitals now have very extensive arts programs, not only for their patients but for their families and also for their staff. Garm said although Delta Hospital doesn’t have a committee yet, there are certain types of art that aren’t therapeutic. Paintings of wildlife, such as flowers or animals, using softer tones tends to evoke a response that’s desirable in a health care environment. There are other images that evoke darker responses, such as images of war or people’s faces, that aren’t helpful. “But we’ve never had any concerns about the images of the art that have been hanging,” she said. “They seem to have intuitively understood what was therapeutic art.”

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❙ Face to Face Robert Mangelsdorf Editor

Men’s health no laughing matter

❙ Dr. Ken Poon is a urologist at Delta Hospital. Contributed photo

❙ From A5

Once a piece of land is added to a reserve, all municipal bylaws and taxes become null and void. According to the policy change, a First Nation band can apply to have lands added to its reserve for economic development purposes so long as the majority of its reserve exists within the same province or territory.


or many men, the thought of a prostrate exam is liable to produce cringes or nervous laughter. But men’s health issues like prostate and bladder cancer are no laughing matter, says Delta Hospital urologist Dr. Ken Poon, and early detection can save your life. Poon grew up in Richmond before studying medicine at UBC, and opened up his Ladner clinic in 2003. He also runs the online resource, which helps connect patients with all the information they need to prepare them for a procedure and help guide them through their recovery. “It’s about empowering patients,” says Poon. Unfortunately, many men who need

But Williams said the new ATR policy doesn’t affect TFN at all, since the First Nation government has its own lands addition process through their 2007 treaty signed with the province and federal government. The Indian Act no longer applies to the Tsawwassen government and so there is no federal reserve for lands to be added.

“It’s important to be unequivocal that the ATR policy doesn’t apply to us in Tsawwassen,” said Williams. While TFN isn’t administered by the Indian Act, the Musqueam Indian Band is. The Musqueam own 142 hectares of farmland in Ladner, which was awarded 20 years ago as compensation by the federal government during the Vancouver Interna-

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Poon’s services don’t visit a physician until it is too late. Embarrassment and pride often lead men to avoid the inevitable, and what was once an easily treatable condition can become serious threat to their health. Poon says the biggest challenge in men’s health is awareness. For one thing, “men’s health” includes sexual dysfunction, prostrate health, bone health, and urinary tract infections. “A lot of people perceive it to be about pumping guys full of testosterone, but that’s not a panacea,” he says. “We need to further the discussion so men feel comfortable… and are knowledgeable.” Regular checkups can save your life and are nothing to be embarrassed about. Many men’s health issues, such as erectile dysfunction, can also be warning signs of serious heart problems. “It’s the canary in the coal mine for future cardiovascular disease,” says Poon. “Most guys wouldn’t think twice about

changing the oil in their car, but getting checked out, it’s just regular maintenance, it’s the same thing.” Poon is one of the many speakers taking part in the first annual Delta Hospital Foundation’s Men’s Health Fundraiser on Nov. 26. The event will raise funds for the Delta Hospital Foundation which helps provide the hospital with much of its diagnostic equipment. “70 to 80 per cent of our equipment in the hospital is donated,” says Poon. “Without local community support, we would not be able to function.” The hospital’s state-of-the-art cystoscopes, which the Delta Hospital Foundation provided can not only detect bladder tumors, but remove them right on the spot. “That’s why men need to just get it done,” says Poon. “ • For more information about the Delta Hospital Foundation’s Men’s Health Fundraiser, visit

tional Airport expansion. The Musqueam have since leased the land to local farmers and although there has been development speculation, no proposals have come forward. Williams said he appreciates Delta’s concerns about losses to its tax base and the fairness of the process, but cautioned that municipalities must

consider the historical context the additions-to-reserve policy is operating within. “Many First Nations had land that was expropriated by the federal government with no compensation,” he said, adding the ATR policy change is one way to make the process fairer for First Nations who originally owned the land.

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ith the much-needed replacement to the George Massey Tunnel scheduled to start construction in 2017, a period of great change looms for Delta. This project, which could cost in the neighbourhood of $3 billion, will help expedite traffic and trade throughout the region and position Delta as an ideal location for investment. The plan, which is still very much in its infancy, calls for the removal of the existing tunnel, with a bridge to be built over the same route. The removal of the tunnel will allow for deeper dredging of the Fraser River, opening the route for shipping traffic. While this new piece of infrastructure has the potential to create massive economic benefits for the region, there is also understandable concern about the project’s effects on the environment. These concerns must be top of mind for the province as it moves forward with the design of the new bridge. For starters, the construction of the new span will, in all likelihood, result in the loss of some farmland in Delta. Should this be the case, it is imperative the province not merely replace lands in the Agricultural Land Reserve lost to construction or endeavor work to increase the production capability of existing ALR land, but significantly add to local ALR lands. There is also concern about the type of shipping traffic the bridge will bring to the Fraser River. Given the sensitive nature of the Fraser River estuary, and its importance to the commercial fishing industry, it doesn’t make sense to allow oil tankers up the river, and the citizenry of Delta and Richmond won’t stand for it. Container ships are another matter, however, as they do not pose nearly the same kinds of environmental risks. Currently Panamax-size vessels already sail up to Fraser Surrey Docks, but they can’t be fully loaded because of the channel depth at the tunnel. Deeper dredging would allow fully loaded container ships to offload upriver, resulting in fewer trips to deliver the same amount of goods. Upriver unloading would also reduce truck travel throughout the Lower Mainland by allowing goods to be offloaded closer to market. Whatever form the George Massey Tunnel replacement takes, it must make good sense environmentally, as well as economically. -South Delta Leader

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ccording to a leaked report from the International Panel of Climate Change, global warming has slowed since 1998 despite the largest output of greenhouse gasses in human history in the same time period. This slowing has resulted in revised projections from the IPCC. The report has given rise to renewed debate between those who believe mankind is creating an irreversible path to destruction and those simpletons like me, who look at climate change on a geological record and laugh at a 60-year weather trend. Because, let’s face it, we as humans tend to measure calamities within the purview of our “fart-in-the-wind” existences. But during the Medieval Warm Period from 950 to 1100 AD, which predates the industrial age by at least 600 years, we were one degree warmer than we are today. Meanwhile, 15,000 years ago, long be-

fore we had invented the wheel, we were all sitting under three to four kilometre sheets of glacial ice. Look, I’ll admit it. I am one of those people who cause scientists to groan in frustration when the subject of global warming comes up. I am what many people might classify a “climate skeptic,” or the more snappy pejorative, a “climate denier.” Whatever I happen to be, I’m also a realist. Although I’m not certain one way or another whether mankind is doomed by an apocalyptic prophecy of rising sea levels or if it’s just a really long hot spell, I do think it’s prudent to prepare for the worst. I don’t mean implementing carbon taxes to punish motorists or creating some easily manipulated carbon market for industry either. That kind of nonsense sounds good to stuffed suits but does nothing for any of us. Delta recently joined two other agri-

cultural regions in B.C.–Cowichan Valley and Peace River–to produce climate adaption plans. Whether manmade or otherwise, it does nobody any good if Delta doesn’t change to meet variable climate conditions that affect agriculture. Risk assessments and studies that are based on water management and drainage will ensure the preservation of nutrient-rich soils, and enable farmers to handle some of the averse effects of climate change. Groundwater salinity, drought, increased risk of flooding, and improvement to our dikes are all likely to require municipal infrastructure costs. Residents of Delta should be prepared to support these adaption strategies if we wish to preserve our agricultural sector and our way of life. There’s no need to proclaim the end of the world just yet, but to quote Bob Dylan, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.”

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the farmland that we have in order to feed future generations, but that we encourage WIN great prizes go to our website young people to become farmers. and click on The article stated that farming is not what it used to be, but has become a profitable occupation, using new methods and machinery. I would like to suggest that you consider developing an agricultural college on the Spetifore land. You say that the land will need upgrading to make it viable farmland--what better way to teach agricultural students than to have them bring the land up to snuff. I am sure there are plenty of farmers around who would enjoy giving the odd lecture to pass on their life experiences. What better way to honour your father than by opening the George Hodgins Agricultural Academy, right here in the town he helped build: Tsawwassen. Agnes Jackson Delta

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all is a dangerous time for songbirds. Heading south to escape the approaching winter, many fly at night and use daylight hours for feeding and resting. When stormy, wet weather disrupts their journey, hungry birds descend like a gaggle of tourists. Unfamiliar with their immediate surroundings, eagerly looking for berries and insects on which to feed, they form noisy, fluttering, excited groups, easily distracted by a passing hawk or a bounding dog. Landing on bird feeders, fruit trees and lawns they are prone to fly up suddenly, making window collisions a frequent occurrence at this time of year. Window alignment or the reflection of sky and trees may mislead birds into seeing an escape route. Thrushes, sparrows, warblers, and flickers (a large woodpecker) are often the victims of collisions. The beautiful varied thrush, with its high pitched, eerie whistle and love of dark forests, is seemingly unable to distinguish panes of glass. A cat on the loose can also be a huge danger to migrating birds. Hunting is in a cat’s genes so it has a natural interest in birds and small mammals. Chickadees, nuthatches and juncos are at risk when lively cats grab them off a low-hanging branch or feeder. Whole families of chickadees can perish with one enthusiastic cat on the prowl. Song sparrows and wrens feeding on the ground are par-

ticularly easy prey. A new study by Environment Canada reveals that a whopping 196 million birds are killed in Canada by domestic and feral cats. A further 25 million die in window collisions. These are significant and avoidable contributions to bird population declines. We can take action to reduce this upsettingly high death rate. Bird feeders should be placed either at a distance, or very close to house windows, so that a startled bird does not fly up and into glass. Transparent, ultraviolet decals, sold at wild bird stores, make windows more visible to birds, which can see UV light. The concession building at Centennial Beach, Boundary Bay, uses bird-friendly glass, an option for new construction. To prevent bird kills by cats, some owners have switched without problems to keeping their pet indoors. A fully-netted, accessible outdoor area is an option for others. Where cats roam free, bird feeders should be hung out of reach of a leaping cat or else removed completely. Such solutions are needed to maintain a bird-friendly neighbourhood and put an end to songbird declines. • Anne Murray is a local naturalist, blogger and author of two books on nature and local history; see and www.

Art guidelines make no sense Having just read the article about the removal of paintings in Delta Hospital, we are in complete disbelief that the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) continues to not understand the true uniqueness of our little hospital. Instead, FHA, with a broad stroke, wants to eliminate the auxiliary and artists guild collaborative and successful approach to artwork. The new guidelines for displaying art seem expensive and not well thought out. Many times we have walked the halls while visiting a family member, friend or while recuperating from surgery. The South Delta Artists Guild, with the help of the auxiliary, has done an exemplary job of putting tasteful and uplifting art pieces so that they can be enjoyed by all. We have purchased pictures that have been so displayed. Please enlighten us as to how a piece of art can be more dangerous to the health of patients than a visitor who might have a cold or ‘flu. With FHA’s budget, where are they going to find the money to arrange a juried panel to critique pieces of art and then to sterilize

the art by putting them behind glass. We’re sure this will not be a cheap project. We suggest the FHA limit their focus to the health care system. Art critiquing is not part of FHA’s purview. Leave well enough alone. Jay and Janet Drew Tsawwassen

Generation has all the toys, but no work ethic After reading Adrian McNair’s piece (Help out the babies of baby boomers, Uncommon Sense, Oct. 4, 2013), I can see what a lot of that generation missed in there upbringing. They got the toys, no pressure to do good in school and no pressure from their parents to excel in life. My parents came to Canada as immigrants, as I did, and they came with debt to pay for bringing the family. We shopped out of second hand stores, the kids picked berries in summer to pay for school clothes and supplies, life was simple but good. What we kids learned was a work ethic and so as adults we worked long and hard to buy houses, we had one old car, no

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money for extras, but we managed to raise two kids and eventually pay off the mortgage. Adrian, it’s done through hard work and perseverance, not sponging off your parents to make your life easier because you were unwilling to make sacrifices. Too many of the younger generation want right now what took their parents took 40 to 50 years to accumulate, now you look with envy at what your parents achieved financially, because you didn’t want to sacrifice your good times and the standard of living you felt you deserved. I am a 66-year-old boomer, I have been to Europe three times, but none of that money came from my parents, I never moved home after leaving in my early 20’s, and my kids don’t resent paying taxes to support the boomer generation like you do. My son is 39, has paid off his mortgage on his condo and is looking at buying another one as an investment, so Generation X can make it, and he never moved back home once he went out on his own. Hal Genzel Delta

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❙ Hair today, gone tomorrow ❙ Mayor Lois Jackson presented awards to the winners of the Mayor’s Annual Kids Garden Contest on Monday evening. The winner in the vegetable garden category was Richard Bailey. Second place went to Ariana Keulen and the third place winners were Jenna and Trenton McKaig. In the flower garden category, Abby and Avery Campbell won first place while Callum Anderson took home the second place prize and Kayla and Luke Farrell won third place.

❙ Datebook Monday, Oct. 13 • Delta Nature is hosting a presentation by Parks Canada species conservation specialist Ross Vennesland on the biology and conservation of the Great Blue Heron. The presentation takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park, Delta. No charge for event, everyone welcome. For more information, call Tom at 604-940-9296 or e-mail tom.bearss@

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housing and community walkability. For more information lynw@deltassist. com or 604-946-9526. • The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit, fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people, will hold its general meeting at 10 a.m. at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Speaker is Carrie Hoffman, Fraser Health Authority, who will be speaking on future health care planning. Please call John Ostaf at 604-948-2276 for more information.

Thursday, Oct. 17 • The South Delta Newcomers and Alumni meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the Art Gallery, Kiwanis Longhouse, located at 1710-56th Street Tsawwassen. The club is for women

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or more than 30 years, Jerry Keulen has farmed the fertile soils next to Boundary Bay. A second generation Delta farmer, Keulen runs Seabreeze Dairy Farm, where he grows forage grass and corn on his 60-hectare property, in addition to his dairy cows. But as he looks upon the dike that skirts his property, he says he knows change is coming. “Climate change,” he says. “The big concern is if the sea level rises, we’re in trouble. So how are we going to protect ourselves?” Keulen, a member of Delta’s Agricultural Advisory Committee, was one of the local farmers who took part in the recent Agriculture and Climate Change Regional Adaptation Strategies pilot project. The project brought together politicians and

representatives from the agricultural industry to look at how farmland would be affected by climate change, and what could be done to mitigate those effects. Among the threats to local agriculture were not only rising sea levels, but higher temperatures, increased extreme weather and rainfall, and increased salinity in the water table. “Salinity really affects crop production,” says Keulen. “But we need to experiment and research how we can keep the salinity down, and that takes time.” That’s why he says it’s important to start formulating an action plan sooner, rather than later. “It’s important to be proactive,” says Keulen. “We have to prepare ourselves.”

The project, which was funded by the federal and provincial governments, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, and the Corporation of Delta, outlined a number recommendations to help protect Delta and its farmlands. In addition to dike and drainage upgrades and emergency planning for areas that may face inundation, the project also suggested more research and monitoring is needed to be done to properly assess the climate change risk. It’s a risk that Keulen believes would be unwise to ignore. According to Metro Vancouver climate projections, an increase in the mean annual temperature in Delta of 1.7 C, compared to the 1961-1990 baseline, is expected by the year 2050. Developing new crop varieties that will be able

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Provincial government guidelines for coastal communities warn of a sea level rise of up to 1.2 metres by the end of the century. But as the sea level is rising, Sheppard says the land that makes up Delta’s Fraser River floodplain is slowly sinking as it settles. “Delta, because it’s a floodplain, and always flooded before, it could be at risk of flooding again [as sea levels rise],” he says. To help drive the point home Sheppard has helped develop a video game that allows users to visualize the effects of climate change here in Delta, and see what methods of mitigation are most effective. Called Future Delta, the computer simulation was developed by UBC’s Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning, working with the Corporation of Delta and the Delta School Board. The game allows users to implement different strategies, from increasing dikes and drainage, to reducing the municipality’s carbon footprint in an effort to reduce the effects of climate change. Sheppard is also the author of Visualizing Climate Change. The book details the many possible effects of climate change on Delta, and is available through school and public libraries locally. “None of the solutions are ideal, and all take a lot of time and money,” he says. “It’s not going to be a quick process, but that’s okay, there’s time. We have to be open to a wide range of possible options.” Increased diking, for example, is costly, and would likely displace entire communities, such as the Port Guichon waterfront, which is built on the present dike, as well as damage the environmentally-sensitive foreshore area. One of the more audacious - and expensive - ideas to protect Ladner Village is to dike off Canoe Pass and connect Westham Island to the mainland, while installing a tidal gate at the entrance to Ladner Harbour.

That’s why Delta mayor Lois Jackson says it’s important to study the potential problem before embarking on any costly remedies. “We’re not going to run out and spend $1 billion on the dikes if we don’t have to,” she says. The Corporation of Delta has been looking at the issue of climate change for past 10 years, taking part in numerous climate change studies and projects aimed identifying the likelihood of climate change impacts, and trying to find solutions. “This has been on out radar for a very long time,” says Jackson. “A tremendous amount of work has already been.” But just what path the Corporation will take will likely be left up to future mayors and councils, Jackson admits. “Right now we are setting the groundwork for the future.” Sheppard says its important to not only look at reactive measures, such as increased diking and drainage, but look at preventative ones as well. Reducing its carbon footprint is one way the Corporation can help prevent climate change, even if it is on an admittedly small scale. Many of the infrastructure upgrades that reduce carbon emissions by using less energy or generating power onsite, such as geothermal heating and solar technology, can save money in the long run. “It’s not all doom and gloom,” says Sheppard. “There’s the potential for economic gain. This is an opportunity.” The Corporation of Delta has already endorsed the provincial guidelines to reduce carbon emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. For now, Jackson says the first steps are to continue studying the gradual changes in local climate and continue to research the many options available. “To be forewarned is to be forearmed.”

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B.C. speed limit review announced ❙ Jeff Nagel reporter

Transportation Minister Todd Stone wants B.C. residents to weigh in on a potential increase in highway speed limits now under consideration. Stone announced the formal review of speed limits Friday in Kamloops although he had previously indicated it was coming and technical work is already underway. The Coquihalla Highway already has a speed limit of 110 kilometres per hour but traffic there does an average speed of 118, while drivers routinely exceed the posted limit of 90 or 100 on many other provincial highways. “There’s no question the Coquihalla is a prime candidate for an adjustment in the speed limit,” Stone said, also listing sections of Highway 1 in the Lower Mainland and around Kamloops as well as the Cariboo Connector towards Prince George. It’s been a decade since B.C. last reviewed speed limits. Stone said any increases would involve mainly rural provincial highways between communities, not highways in urban areas of the Lower Mainland, although which specific corridors to adjust will be subject to public input. He said a higher speed limit in some stretches of highway has been made possible by billions of dollars in major road upgrades since the last review in 2003, including 180 additional kilometres of four- or six-lane highway. He also said vehicles are “much safer today than 10 years ago” as a result of traction stability control, anti-lock brakes and other improvements. Stone cited a 28 per cent drop in injury-causing collisions since 2003. And he said research increasingly suggests the greatest danger isn’t necessarily speeding itself, but driving at a much different speed than most other drivers. A minority of 15 per cent of drivers who don’t keep up with the flow or who speed excessively are at greater risk of a crash than the other 85 per cent of drivers who

may be going somewhat over the posted speed limit, he said. Stone stressed decreases in the speed limit are also possible. “This review is not about increasing speed limits, it’s about making sure we have the right speed limits.” And he said there will be “no Autobahn” in B.C. where speed limits are lifted altogether. “I am not interested in making any changes that are going to compromise the safety of motorists.” He said one option could be variable speed limits that are higher in the day and lower at night. The review will pull in fresh research from around the world, and closely consider factors unique to B.C., like its geography and high mountain passes. The risk of crashes with wildlife will also be a key

consideration. Bright signs that warn of wildlife at night – potentially activated by sensors that detect animals near the highway – are among various options the ministry will consider to counter that risk, particularly on highways where posted limits might rise. Stone said other technologies being tried elsewhere include automated sirens that scare wildlife off roads in areas where they pose a frequent hazard. The speed limit review aims to generate recommendations by next spring, when the Legislature reconvenes. Public forums on the issue will be held in Kamloops, Chilliwack, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Cranbrook and Kelowna starting in November, with potentially more sites still to be added.

One group advocating for higher speed limits is Sense BC, which was behind a recent viral video making the case for change. Sense BC’s Ian Tootill said even a 10 kilometre an hour increase on the Coquihalla to 120 wouldn’t be enough to match the prevailing speeds in summer. “I’m not suggesting the Coquihalla should be 150 or 160 but it shouldn’t be 120,” he said. Tootill argues speed limits should be set at the upper end of what’s safe – allowing those who can drive that speed to legally do so –  while most motorists would go slower. Others reacting on social media argued faster speeds would compromise safety and burn more fuel. Some cities have also advocated for a lower default speed limit on

urban streets of 40 kilometres per hour instead of 50, but that idea was defeated by a majority of delegates at last month’s Union of B.C. Municipalities convention.

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Metro pushes garbage export ban ❙ Jeff Nagel It may soon fall to the province to decide whether Metro Vancouver can ban the export of garbage beyond its boundaries, putting what some say is an unfair limit on business. A proposed waste flow bylaw that’s been fought by garbage haulers was swiftly approved by Metro’s zero waste committee Oct. 3 and is expected to get support from the full board Friday, sending it to the provincial environment ministry for approval. The committee vote was 6-2 in favour, with West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith and Langley City Coun. Gayle Martin opposed. The bylaw would ban shipments to unapproved out-of-region destinations, such as an Abbotsford transfer station that is capturing a growing share of the waste business. Garbage that’s dumped at the Vancouver landfill in Delta – or any Metro Vancouver transfer station – is subject to the region’s $107 per tonne tipping fee. Some haulers

pay much less to instead haul waste to an Abbotsford transfer station. Their ability to undercut other haulers that pay full Metro tipping fees and abide by the bans are resulting in a growing flow of garbage east that Metro directors say must be stopped so the regional district isn’t bled of critical revenue. “Waste is leaving the system and that means we’re not achieving our environmental goals, our diversion goals and we’re losing revenue to support Metro Vancouver programs,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, who chairs the waste committee. Some business groups have denounced the bylaw as one that will force customers to pay more than necessary, and accused Metro of trying to pen up garbage in the region to feed a future new garbage incinerator. But the bylaw is also backed by recycling businesses that say they have flourished under Metro’s source separation policies, which would be undermined without the

imposition of flow control rules. “If all this material was being exported or if all this material was being owned by haulers who have transfer stations we would never have access

to this material,” said Nicole Stefenelli of the Recycle First Coalition. The Cache Creek landfill would continue to be an approved regional facility under the new rules, at least until Metro opens

a new waste-to-energy plant and stops using the Interior dump. Some incineration opponents hope that plan fails and Metro is forced to keep trucking waste to Cache Creek.

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The Delta Firefighters’ Charitable Society would like to thank the following sponsors and businesses for their support of Harvest Festival 2013. We are so grateful for the tremendous amount of local support as it truly allowed us to have a successful event. Harvest Festival Silent Auction Donors Bradley Smoker Well & Able Integrated Health, Ladner Little Caesar’s Pizza Shoppers Drug Mart, Tsawwassen Choices Market River Rock Resort & Casino Midlands Workwear Plus Johnson Meier Insurance Superstore, North Delta MLA Vicki Huntington Safeway, North Delta Safeway, Tsawwassen Safeway, Ladner Save-On Foods, Ladner London Drugs, Ladner Rona, Tsawwassen Bosley’s Pet Food, Richmond Ironwood Dental, Richmond Home Depot R&R Promotions Otter Co-op Alternative Apparel Cyclone Taylor Sports, South Surrey Ladner Village Hardware Work Authority, North Delta Boulevard Casino Langley Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Provence Marinaside Restaurant BCAA, North Delta Target, North Delta Canadian Tire, North Delta Cobbs Bread, Ladner

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TransLink sets aside $300m to fix Pattullo Bridge ❙ Jeff Nagel reporter

TransLink is earmarking nearly $300 million to rehabilitate the aging Pattullo Bridge over the next three years even though the structure could be torn down soon after the work is done. But officials at the regional transportation authority insist they will try not to spend the money unnecessarily and are hopeful the bulk of the outlay can be averted if a decision on replacing the Pattullo with a new bridge can be made soon enough. The projected amount to be spent repairing the bridge has doubled from a previous estimate of $150 million to $299 million after work on the span this summer gave TransLink a better idea of what is needed. Executive vice-president of policy and strategic planning Bob Paddon said the rehab work could begin as soon as 2015 and he hopes a deci-

sion on the Pattullo’s replacement will be made in 2014. But even a quick decision on replacement won’t avert the need to expend a significant amount fixing the old bridge, Paddon said, because those repairs will be necessary before a new bridge opens. “We will need to spend some money though because even if we have a decision we’re still going to have to figure out how to fund it and then you have to build it,” he said at a recent meeting of Metro Vancouver mayors. Much of the required work is on the bridge deck itself, in addition to seismic upgrades. CEO Ian Jarvis said TransLink is required to plan for the rehabilitation scenario in its new base plan, because it has no revenue secured yet to replace the bridge. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson said it would be much better to divert Pattullo upgrade spending to increased bus and SkyTrain service, if possible.

“We want to put as much into [transit] service as we possibly can,” Jarvis responded. Public consultation found most respondents back a new six-lane Pattullo, but the idea was opposed by most New Westminster residents, who would rather trucks and other traffic from Surrey somehow bypass their city. TransLink has winnowed 25 bridge replacement configurations down to six. It aims to short-list two or three preferred options this winter ahead of a final choice – if the cities of Surrey and New Westminster can unite behind one. It’s assumed the new $1-billion-plus crossing would be paid for through tolls but no decision has been made on financing. The Pattullo could be knocked out of service by a moderate earthquake or a ship collision, and is at risk of being undermined by river scour, according to TransLink reports.

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Ice Hawks streak snapped, rebound with win Delta posts 6-1 win over Port Moody after losing 4-3 to Abbotsford ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf EDITOR

The Delta Ice Hawks may have had their unbeaten streak broken Friday night in Abbotsford, but the local Junior B hockey club wasted no time getting back into the win column with a 6-1 victory over the visiting Port Moody Panthers on Tuesday. The Ice Hawks dominated Tuesday’s home game from start to finish as they scored five u n a n sw e red goals in the first two periods against the cellar -dwelling Panthers. Six different skaters notched goals for the Ice Hawks, with Samuel Chatterley, David Rudin, Alec Dawydiak, Colin Grannary, and Robert Johnson each finding the back of the net. Nolan Wallinger had a pair of assists, while Tanner Gattinger, Brandon Gaunt, and Karsten Seidel had assists. The Ice Hawks shelled Panthers goalie Alexander Orth with 37 shots, including 16 in the second period alone.

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Carriers Needed TSAWWASSEN 102 6 Ave, Erin Pl, Way, Milsom Wynd, Shannon Way 112 1 Ave, 1A Ave, 2 Ave, 49 St, English Bluff Rd, Murphy Dr 113 1 Ave, 1 A Ave, 2 Ave, 51A St, 52A St, 53 St, Murphy Dr 1 Ave, 53 St, 53A St, Diefenbaker Wynd, Walllace Ave, Pl, 116 Williams Ave 201 16 Ave, 16A Ave, 17A Ave, 57 St, 57A St, 58 St, 58A St 56 St, Copsefield Dr, Greenland Dr, Timbervalley Rd, Wellsgreen 213 Pl, Woodland Dr 221 16 Ave. View Cres, Village Greens Wynd 304 12 Ave, 8A Ave, Bayview Dr, Pl, English Bluff Rd, Gale Dr, Pl 10A Ave, 11A ave, 12 Ave, 50 St, 50B St, Bayview Dr, Chehalis Dr, 305 Wilmington Dr 10A Ave, 50 St, 50B St, 8A Ave, Bayview Dr, Kadota Dr, 306 Underhill Dr 49 St, 7A Ave, 8A Ave, Dogwood Dr, English Bluff Rd, 319 Underhill Dr, Weaver Dr 410 12 Ave, 13A Ave, 53A st, 55 St, Malibu Pl, Malvern Pl 314 5 Ave, 6 Ave, Cedar Cres, English Bluff Rd, Tsawwassen Beach Rd 217 3 Ave, 67 St, 67A St, Centennial Prkwy 307 10A Ave, 11A Ave, 12 Ave, 50 St, 50B St, 51 St, 51A St

84 74 100 87 122 85 54 109 110 99 64 65 87 121 84

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

Work portfolio and references will be requested of the final candidates. This salaried position is based in Surrey. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00 pm. Full package of competitive benefits are included. Competition closes October 15, 2014.

Advertise across the Lower Mainland in the 18 best-read community newspapers and 2 dailies. ON THE WEB:

• 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


Please submit your resume to with the subject heading: Designer. X



l Employees meet employers here… ◾

South Delta Leader Friday, October 11, 2013 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 114


CLASS 1 HIGHWAY LINE HAUL COMPANY DRIVERS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Class 1 Drivers for the SURREY area. Applicants must have a min 2 yrs industry driving experience.

We Offer Above Average Rates! To join our team of professional drivers please send off a resume and current drivers abstract to: For more info about Line Haul, call Bev, 604-968-5488 Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest!



INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SIGN UP ONLINE! 1-866-399-3853 A27



BOAT OPERATOR NEEDED for 30’ Herring Punt on Fraser river near Chilliwack. Great Pay; previous experience needed; email resume to:



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.

EDMONTON BASED COMPANY seeks qualified & experienced (or experienced) Mulcher Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-488-3002; EDMONTON BASED COMPANY seeks qualified & experienced Buncher Operator and Processor Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. ax 780-488-3002;

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: JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: Fax 403-854-2845; Email:

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




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.




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




329 PAINTING & DECORATING Maid Brigade Cleaning Services. Trained, Uniformed & Insured. / 604.596.3936


CAREER POSITION Delta based state of the art technology provider, national in scope, requires career minded individual with post secondary education for interesting long term position. Excellent computer, people and customer service skills required. Please reply to:



604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

PAINT SPECIAL 172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS PSYCHIC MIRACLES by Call and get a free reading by phone. Love money job family, restores broken relationships, solves all problems permanently. 1-866-229-5072.




Discover the power of Energy Readings by Angela

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

Wanted P/T for small Seniors residence in Tsawwassen.


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

40 Yrs Exp.. She’ll tell you Past, Present & Future


Specializing in *Palm, *Tarot Cards, *Crystal Ball Readings.

Reunites Loved Ones

604-653-5928 181


Prestige Painters •Condos •Townhomes •House Interiors Free Estimates!

Call: Chris 604-351-5001


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

“Accept Visa, Mastercard, Discovery & Debit”




353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS WHITE ROCK MASSAGE Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Thai, Duo pkg available.


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



Regency Park Gardens

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


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

6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $199.00

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


Hauling Anything..



FLEETWOOD 164/78 Surrey 2751sf, 4brm, 1den, 2.5 bath, 7120sf lot nr Fraser Hwy. NS/NP 778-322-7426.

.DJ AUTOMARKET 604-538-2422


Minimum $200 for Complete full-size Vehicles

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

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

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988



But Dead Bodies!!

#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


The Scrapper

TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778




PETS 477


LOOKING TO buy 24-30’ herring skiff/aluminum landing craft, call 604-941-8817


Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., microchip, health guar, 604819-2115. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 FILA Brazilio Puppies (Guard Dogs). Families best friend/Intruders worst nightmare. All shots. 604817-5957 German Shepherd pups, vet check, 1st shots, own both parents, father reg., gd tempered, farm & family raised in country, good guard dog/family pet. born aug 9. $700. 604-796-3026, no sunday calls NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or


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


Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

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

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

DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 50% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+


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

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

103-1440 George St., 778-668-0589




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

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




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

*Pros *Reliable *Refs. avail.

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

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: 780-846-2231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax).

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


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

604-576-6750 or Cell: 604.341.7374


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

Excavator & Bobcat Services

SPECIAL $20 All Readings

One visit will amaze you! CALL TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774

Psychic Healer

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

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



SUTCO Contracting Ltd. requires experienced flat-bed highway drivers. Min. 2 yrs exp. hwy/mtn driving, loading and tarping. New equipment, satellite dispatch, e-logs, extended benefits & pension plan. CANADA ONLY runs avail. fax: 250357-2009 Enquiries: 1-888357-2612 Ext: 230


Running this ad for 8yrs

COOK Contact Margaret @ 604-943-4337



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


We are your trusted choice for reliable, professional and residential moving services, serving the Lower Mainland. Local and long distance. (778)378-6683


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



CANADIAN TAXPAYERS FEDERATION ( has an opening in its Sales Division. Aggressive Commission Scale. Door to Door experience an asset. Email: or 1-800-667-7933 Ext 111.



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



CALL, 604-761-1743 320


STEEL BUILDING - THE GREAT SUPER SALE! 20X20 $4,070. 25X26 $4,879. 30X32 $6,695. 32X40 $8,374. 35X38 $9,540. 40X50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422.





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

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

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


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



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

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

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

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/ Condominium Manager ONLINE! Graduates get access to all jobs posted with us. 33 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.




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

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



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



HUGE GARAGE SALE - 5348 1st Ave, Tsawwassen Sat, Oct. 12th, 2013 9:00AM-3:00PM

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On April 25, 2013, at the 5700 block of 152nd Street, Surrey, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Delta Police Department seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado, BCL: EH0839, VIN: 1GCEK19T1XZ185376, on or about 13:18 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 322 (Theft) of the Criminal Code of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1755, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute

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


Friday, October 11, 2013

South Delta Leader

MP to run again in ‘15 ❙ A3 Kerry-Lynne Findlay to run in new Delta riding


k c ! a B e v i G & s k n a h T e v i G

Prices effective: October 9th to 13th, 2013 *While * Quantities Last Super Sweet & Nutritious

Super Sweet & Juicy


Natural Thompson Grapes

Locally Grown

California Grown



Fresh & Nutritious, Washington Grown

Russet Potatoes (5lb bag)

$1.00/bag *Reg Price $2.50/bag

Decision to send blind senior home ‘appropriate’

FriDAy ∙ OCTOBEr 11 ∙ 2013

Men’s health and the stigma of ‘the exam”


Planners question case for new bridge



Metro Vancouver staff are warning the province’s plan to replace the Massey Tunnel with a large new bridge could run counter to regional land-use goals. A report coming to Metro’s transportation committee Wednesday from senior regional planner Ray Kan cautions that a big new bridge may “unleash pent-up demand” and spur more people to drive on the Highway 99 corridor, or prompt transit riders and car pool users to instead drive alone. ❙ See story, A3

Parents protest health unit changes Close to 200 parents held a rally on Sunday outside the health unit in Ladner over concerns a recent Fraser Health announcement that staff there will be relocated to North Delta and nurses will support the South Delta “satellite” location remotely. Although Fraser Health hasn’t confirmed the exact staffing change, the B.C. Nurses’ Union says that of the 19 public health nurses across North and South Delta, only 13 will remain by January.


On Saturday, October 12th, donate $1 to the Canadian Cancer Society at any Kin’s location.

Face to face ❙ A7



See this week’s specials on back page!

FHA defends actions ❙ A6

❙ See story, A4

Ambrosia Apples

$1.29/lb Locally Grown

Fresh & Crunchy (3 pieces per bag)

Romaine Heart Lettuce



Broccoli Crowns


All Kin’s Locations Valid October 9th to 13th, 2013

Limit One Per Family - While Quantities Last - 5522

Locally Grown

Super Sweet & Crunchy

Fresh & Sweet

Sweet Celebration Grapes

Bartlett Pears

California Grown

Washington Grown




California Grown

Fresh & Nutritious

Trenant Park Square

Ice Hawks bounce back with 6-1 win - Rob Newell photo

Sweet & Crunchy

M O U s T A C H E

Valid with coupon only with any purchase at

The Delta Ice Hawks may have had their unbeaten streak broken Friday night in Abbotsford, but the local Junior B hockey club wasted no time getting back into the win column with a 6-1 victory over the visiting Port Moody Panthers on Tuesday. ❙ See story, A23

❙ Weathering the coming change

Scientists, farmers, and city staff look to protect Delta from the potentially disastrous effects of climate change. See A14


Ladner Trunk Rd. & 52A St. Beside London Drugs Delta 604.940.0733 Open 9 am to 8 pm everyday!


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

South Delta Leader, October 11, 2013  
South Delta Leader, October 11, 2013  

October 11, 2013 edition of the South Delta Leader