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Hunters defend snow goose kill An amateur video posted to YouTube showing hunters shooting at a flock of snow geese on the Southlands property has riled up bird lovers in South Delta. But property owner and Century Group president Sean Hodgins said not only did the hunters have permission to be on the property that day, the people filming the video were trespassing on private property. ❙ See story, A3

Port expansion impacts studied An extensive environmental study conducted by Hemmera for Port Metro Vancouver involving scientists, biologists, and aquatic life experts has concluded its second year. The study is looking at the impact on wildlife by construction of the proposed Deltaport Terminal 2 expansion at Roberts Bank. ❙ See story, A3

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Hunters defend shooting snow geese ❙ Adrian MacNair

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An amateur video posted to YouTube showing hunters shooting at a flock of snow geese on the Southlands property has riled up bird lovers in South Delta. The four minute and twenty second video posted on Nov. 11, begins by showing tens of thousands of geese in the muddy fields on the Southlands as videographer tries to get closer to them. But just before the first minute the faint sound of gunfire sends the entire population into the skies in a thunderous cacophony of honking and beating wings. “I am sick over this in every way– from the development and screwing up the Pacific Flyway–to reckless and greedy hunters that don’t need to kill these birds, and their behavior that endangers others,” writes YouTube commenter Nikos Alla Fakaro. “There is only one common denominator amongst everyone in this equation. Greed and self interest.” Another commenter says it’s sad, as Delta is listed as one of the world’s top places to view birds. Anti-Southlands activist Debbie McBride also commented, saying the hunters were acting “unsports-

manlike and dangerous” by wearing camouflage which made them invisible not only to the birds but to the people who were watching the flock. But property owner and Century Group president Sean Hodgins said not only did the hunters have permission to be on the property that day, the people filming the video were trespassing on private property. “Every year hunters go on the property and hunt,” he said, adding it complies with all local, provincial and federal bylaws and rules governing hunting. Hodgins was skeptical the uproar was based on concern by bird lovers alone, pointing to the recent Delta Council decision to approve third reading for his 950-unit development on the property as the reason for online resentment. “This is just the opposition trying to say anything and everything they can to discredit me,” he said. Dennis Zentner, president of the Delta Rod and Gun Club, also commented on the video to explain the actions were not unlawful. He and fellow hunter and Tsawwassen resident Mark Lythgoe were the ones in the video who were shooting the geese and explained that they did everything by the book.

❙ Hunters Mark Lythgoe (left) and Dennis Zentner have been hunting snow geese this fall in order to curtail overpopulation. Adrian MacNair photo

Zentner, who also sits on the Corporation of Delta’s Hunting Committee, said this is the first time he’s ever seen snow geese land on the Southlands property. “In past history they’ve hung out over Westham Island,” he said. Snow geese have a voracious appetite after migrating thousands of kilometres from their summer home on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean and will consume just about everything in a field the size of the Southlands property in about three days, explained Zentner.

Under the province’s Right to Farm Act, property owners and farmers have the right to hunt or request that hunters protect their farmland from grazing waterfowl. Currently there is feed barley on the Southlands property, which would be wiped out if the birds weren’t chased away. Delta has a “carrying capacity” for a population of snow geese of about 60,000, but estimates for this year’s flock peg it somewhere north of 100,000 and as high as 125,000. The exact numbers aren’t known

because the Russian biologist who usually does the count on Wrangel Island retired this year. Zentner said that while most geese and other water fowl will graze on grasses above the soils, snow geese will dig down and eat the entire plant, roots and all. He also pointed out that hunters are only permitted to kill 10 birds per day, which was raised from five last year by the Canadian Wildlife Service. In fact, he said the service offered to raise that limit to 20 this year to offset population increases but hunters declined. “We thought if they raised it to 20 people wouldn’t take them,” said Zentner. “They shoot them and leave them.” Lythgoe said local bylaws prohibit hunters from using single projectile weapons for safety’s sake, which means they use 12-gauge shotguns. Because the sound of gunfire in residential areas like Tsawwassen will often draw police complaints, they always phone the police before entering any property as well, and let them know they have received permission to hunt there. Lythgoe said that’s for the safety of local residents as well, since they can liaise with police to ensure trespassers aren’t on the property while they’re shooting.

Scientists study impacts of Deltaport T2 expansion ❙ Adrian MacNair

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An extensive environmental study conducted by Hemmera for Port Metro Vancouver involving scientists, biologists, and aquatic life experts has concluded its second year. Ben Wheeler, a biologist with Hemmera, shared the findings with the Port Community Liaison Committee on Tuesday in Tsawwassen. Prior to the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 environmental assessment, recently initiated by the federal government, the Port conducted its own review of the environmental study designs. This included 32 members of the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and 75

additional experts in focus groups. Throughout the study, Hemmera received input and shared scientific data from organizations like the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Canadian Wildlife Service, World Wildlife Fund, Vancouver Aquarium, and academics from post secondary institutions like UBC and SFU. “We wanted a really good third-party peer review of our work,” explained Wheeler, who outlined four sections of the environmental study. He said one of the most interesting topics and study plans was how shorebirds are feeding on a thin layer of micro algae called biofilm at the water’s edge, mainly on the

intertidal mud flats surrounding Deltaport. Biofilm is important to the survival of shorebirds, who also feed on crustaceans and microorganisms. Wheeler indicated that TAG experts compared biofilm to “the salad” that accompanies the “meat and potatoes” and said it’s important to ensure that food sources aren’t lost to terminal expansion. “If the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 construction will affect them then how will it affect them, and how can we avoid it?” Another area of study was the Southern Resident Killer Whale, involving an extensive study of how this population uses the Roberts Bank region. One of four groups

within the eastern North Pacific Ocean, it is the only Killer Whale population listed as an endangered species by both U.S. and Canadian wildlife authorities. According to Wheeler there are only 84 whales in the group, although their population has been well-documented with help from DFO and the Vancouver Aquarium. Hemmera is conducting several technical studies which look at the acoustic thresholds of the whales, who are sensitive to noise emissions underwater. Wheeler said the Fraser River acts like a “grocery store” for whales who travel to the mouth of the river for the abundant number of salmon. Scientists are also studying local

coastal geomorphology, which involves calculating how water and sediment patterns may change based on Terminal 2. The outcome of the studies are a “Roberts Bank specific” approach to meeting the regulatory needs of environmental agencies, according to Wheeler. He said they received direction from TAG members to focus on 24 “key species” around Roberts Bank that will involve mitigation and protection. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is currently accepting public input on the guidelines for the T2 assessment, which won’t begin until early 2014.

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❙ Women in South Delta are collecting care packages for women in shelters throughout the Lower Mainland this Christmas. From left: Sarah Rosser, Patrice Dagenais, Amy Lambert, Pindi Mann, Jennifer Griffiths, Tanya Gaytmenn, Jinder Basi, and Sarb Gill. Adrian MacNair photo

Women helping women through a difficult time at Christmas ❙ Adrian MacNair

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Women in South Delta will be helping others less fortunate for the fourth consecutive year, collecting care packages to donate to women’s shelters and rape crisis centres in time for Christmas. Organizer Pindi Mann said they collected almost 400 bags of care items to give to outreach organizations last year and they’re stepping up efforts again in 2013. “I think we will get close to 500 this year. That’s my goal,” said Mann. Their group has grown again, thanks in part to the help of Facebook where Women Helping Women South Delta has 200 followers and now dozens of volunteers. “It’s become a real community project. It’s not just three or four of us anymore,” said Mann. The group will be donating to nine organizations this year including Ati-

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on Dec. 9. Mann said a woman came in last year and dropped off a donation with a note inside that thanked the women for helping others, adding she had been in a similar situation 53 years ago. “All of us were in tears when we were reading it,” said Mann. Many women have their teenage daughters helping out as well, hoping the next generation will carry on the work. Women in need aren’t the only ones who will benefit from the cause. Two of the residential recovery homes are co-ed so last year they donated some men’s items as well. “When we came up with the name of the group we wondered what to call ourselves so we just said we’ll call it what we are: women helping women,” said Mann, adding men are helped, too. To learn more visit Women Helping Women South Delta on Facebook.

A whirlwind visit to Ottawa two weeks ago paid dividends for a delegation from Delta, which met with five different ministries, two federal ministers, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in just two short days. According to a Delta Council report about the trip, Mayor Lois Jackson, Coun. Ian Paton, and chief administrative officer George Harvie met with officials in Ottawa on Nov. 6-7, before flying back in time to make a decision on the Southlands proposal. The delegation met with senior policy advisors to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt to discuss one of Delta’s greatest concerns, a draft document of the federal additions-to-reserve creation policy. The federal government released the draft in May which contains proposed changes that could have significant implications for local governments throughout Canada. Specifically, those changes could allow First Nations to add lands to their reserve that are outside of their traditional territory if it strengthens economic development. Delta is asking the federal government to provide meaningful discussion with local governments and their representative groups, including the Union of British Columbia Municipalities and the FCM. “This is a municipal problem everywhere with this proposed legislation coming forward and we didn’t really have a lot of comfort that our concerns were being met,” said Jackson to Delta Council on Monday. The delegation also met with Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq and senior policy staff with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) regarding the ocean disposal fees for secondary channel dredging in Ladner. This is another significant issue for Delta as disposal fees could add an additional $500,000 to the local channel dredging costs. Although a $10 million agreement between the province, Port Metro Vancouver, the City of Richmond, and the Corporation of Delta was announced last December to dredge local channels around Ladner and Steveston, the process has been held up by DFO’s Southern Resident Killer Whale Program. Instead of dredging the silt and disposing of the material “in-river” to let it wash out to the ocean, DFO has ordered some silt from the river must be hauled by truck to Point Grey in Vancouver at an additional estimated cost of $1.4 million. The trio also met with Delta-Richmond East MP and National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay to discuss local issues, senior policy and planning staff for the ministry of infrastructure, and senior staff at the FCM.

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❙ From left to right: Ladner residents Lynn Pope. Anne Long. Tara Sudbury. and Perry Long are unhappy with the Harris Barn at Kirkland Park, citing noise complaints and increased traffic. Rob Newell photo

Residents upset over Harris Barn ‘party house’ ❙ Adrian MacNair

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The Harris Barn in Ladner has become a popular event venue since opening in May, but some annoyed neighbours say it’s just a “party house.” The barn, which was saved from demolition and relocated by the Corporation of Delta in 2012 at a cost of $2.5 million, was rebuilt timber by timber behind the Kirkland House on Arthur Drive in Ladner. But contrary to the belief it would be largely an agricultural museum, some residents say it’s booked solid every weekend for noisy parties and weddings. “When we heard that there was going to be a heritage barn put on the remaining space at the back of Kirkland we sort of welcomed that,” said Tara Sudbury, a nearby resident. She said when she first read about the barn-raising last August in a South Delta Leader article she was under the impression it would be used as a heritage museum and a tribute to farm families with public assembly space in the mezzanine. Kirkland House Society president Colin Campbell is quoted in that article as saying he would like the property to be “a sort of memorial to the agricultural families who helped found this town.” But Sudbury said the museum was never built. Instead, she has submitted a chronology of 25 noise complaints from parties that took place between June 14 and Oct. 19 of this year. Sudbury said the Harris Barn is in non-compliance within the Agriculture Land Reserve and compared it to the municipality’s 2012 crack down on East Ladner farmer Bob Robertson, who leased out his barn for storage. “The irony and hypocrisy of it is hard to swallow,” said Sudbury. Resident Perry Long said there are often loud par-

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ties at the barn and people can be heard late into the night. “When you move into a residential area, like we did here on the slough, you don’t expect to have a commercial entertainment venue sitting on your doorstep,” he said. Valerie Fuller, a resident on Arthur Drive for 20 years, said the noise issue isn’t the only problem. She said the parking lot was paved with asphalt without asking the Agricultural Land Commission for permission. As a result, the blacktop creates runoff into the Chillukthan slough that contains car oils and other pollutants. As well, she said the parking lot wasn’t put at a 30-metre setback from the slough, which flouts the municipality’s own bylaws. “If you or I did that they’d be there right away telling us, oh now you’ve done it, you’ll have to replant this and do this, that, and the other thing. They don’t apply the same standards to themselves as they do to everyone else.” Sudbury said she knew there would be parking spaces but thought it would be gravel. “When we watched in disbelief as they paved it we both were saying no, that’s not what they’re doing, they can’t be doing that,” she said. Sudbury said nothing was done with community consultation, permit signs, or letters to neighbours. After she said Delta’s parks and recreation director Ken Kuntz did not address her concerns seriously, Sudbury sought legal counsel for a petition for judicial review in B.C. Supreme Court. The petition calls on the municipality to cease using the barn as a year-round rental facility for parties, bring the parking lot under municipal compliance according to its own setback bylaws, and provide fencing and vegetative buffer around the property. “I’m not being difficult, I just don’t know what the compromise is,” said Sudbury. “Who would want to live where you can’t enjoy your own privacy?”

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isa Ochoa knew there was something to be learned when she heard that King County in Seattle, Washington, had the highest heart attack survival rate anywhere in the world. “Fifty-five per cent of [pre-hospital] sudden cardiac arrest victims survive,” she says. “Of those that survive, 80 per cent don’t have any cerebral damage.” Ochoa is the director of Nauticus Lifesaving and First Aid and after doing some research, she came to realize how that was possible. “Bystander initiated CPR,” she says. “In the last 10 years, the fire department there went out and trained as many people as they could in basic CPR - over 800,000 people.” When every citizen has the training to administer CPR, they are more likely to intervene in the case of an emergency, and that saves lives. “Eighty per cent of sudden cardiac arrests, or any other major emergency, happen in the home,” says Ochoa. “But very few people have the skill or the confidence to do anything about it.” Ochoa wants to change that, and is offering a two-hour course covering basic life-saving skills in Ladner and Tsawwassen so residents here can have the ability to save a life if necessary. The non-certificate class costs just $25, $5 of which will be donated to the South Delta Food

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Two solitudes on B.C. farmland

y late father used to say that if he ever won the lottery, he would “farm until it’s all

gone.” It was 1960 when he and my mother pulled up stakes in the Okanagan, where their families had been for generations, and moved north to carve a homestead out of a half section in the Peace River country. So it’s a mainly northern perspective that I bring to the latest debate over B.C.’s agricultural land reserve. A dialogue of the deaf has been going on for decades in B.C., where there are two separate realities in agriculture. The dominant voice is always from the southwest, from the Okanagan to the Fraser Valley to southern Vancouver Island. This is not only B.C.’s most productive land, it’s also the place of greatest population and development pressure, where three million of the province’s four million residents live and more arrive every day. In the rest of the province, except for pockets that are attractive for recreational development, farming is a tough row to hoe. These days, people are more likely to be moving away. In our urbanized society, the loudest voices tend to be the least informed, from backyard-chicken hipsters to what I call “drive-by environmentalists,” who like to look out their car windows at green fields as they motor from their subdivisions to big-box stores. The elderly Sikhs and Mexican guest workers bent over in the fields don’t need their lofty lectures on “food security.” Voices from the rest of the province are seldom heard and quickly shouted down, as was the case at the recent Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver. Merritt councillor Mike Goetz pleaded for relief from an Agricultural Land Commission that refuses to release a property that has “grown nothing but rocks and tumbleweeds for the

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last 100 years.” Similar property next door was released, but not this parcel, blocking a project for five years in a little town that could use the work and additional tax base. Urban sprawl isn’t a big problem in Merritt, which like many small towns is trying to hang onto its population. Spallumcheen councillor Ed Hanoski described the situation beyond the towns, the real rural B.C. He proposed easing the restrictions on building a second home on farm properties. Currently, farmers can put a mobile home on their property for an elderly or infirm relative, but nothing with a permanent foundation. Once that relative moves or passes away, the home is supposed to be removed. Hanoski said a sewage system for such a residence costs around $12,000. Add the temporary foundation, skirting, well hookup, power, landscaping, driveway, and a mobile home that will lose its value if it has to be moved, and the property owner takes a loss of $150,000 or more. That’s why the removal rule is routinely ignored in rural B.C., Hanoski said. These second homes are the only rental stock there is, providing modest income for marginal farms, and should be allowed permanent foundations. Motion defeated, after a scolding from a Sunshine Coast delegate about people lusting to build mansions on farmland. I asked Bill Bennett, the cabinet minister in charge of the latest agricultural land review, about a rumoured proposal to split the province into two zones with different rules. He declined to comment, but described the case of Fort Steele Farms, the East Kootenay community’s only market garden that almost closed because the next generation was initially refused permission for a second home. The two zones approach deserves serious consideration.

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art of the reward of parenthood is being able to shape young minds into a worldview you believe is beneficial. Teaching children from your own life experiences can be a way to not only guide them on the right path but keep them from making the same mistakes you did. Having said that, it’s unfortunate when parents use their children as props in political games too advanced for their children’s understanding. I’m sure many parents feel an Enbridge pipeline is something that jeopardizes the health and safety of their entire family. But to drag them to downtown Vancouver and slap placards to make them into billboards for your political cause is exploitative. Similarly, the parents who brought their children out to the Southlands public hearings should have thought twice. Although it’s admirable for children to have political views, they’re often too young to genuinely understand the complexities of urban planning. Or, they’re merely parroting what their parents have already said. Whenever I see a child dressed up in some sort of activist-wear, forced to carry signs, and march around the block, whether it’s to condemn a country they’ve never visited or oppose some corporate entity they wouldn’t otherwise know existed, it makes me sick.

I’m reminded greatly of the same sort of indoctrination that takes place on young children by religious groups, who prey on their impressionable minds at a time when they are least able to resist. It’s one thing to present God as a possible explanation for the existence of life in the universe. It’s quite another to threaten a child with hellfire and damnation if they don’t believe in the magic man in the sky. As a parent, do you want your child mindlessly repeating your own words without a foundation of understanding necessary to form an opinion? Wouldn’t you rather provide your child with critical thinking skills so that they can one day make an informed choice on their own? I don’t mean to lecture people as though I’m some role model in parenting. But having been indoctrinated myself, I can understand the damage it might do to a young person. My parents could be described as growing up slightly left of the extreme left. I remember Chairman Mao-Tse Tung adorned our kitchen wall and my father had a ratty old red t-shirt with Karl Marx. I was forced to march in nuclear disarmament and anti-cruise missile rallies in Toronto in the 1980s on days I’m pretty sure I’d rather have been playing hockey. When I got a little older, my naiveté about the real world, the economy, and finding a job was warped by this socialist brain-washing. Do your kids a favour. Teach but don’t preach.

Letters to the editor Pot legalization a dangerous road As a Canadian citizen, mother, and recovering addict, I am disturbed about the debate of the legalization of marijuana. My concern is if Dana Larsen gets the 400,000 signatures for his Sensible BC Campaign, it’s just one step towards the legalization of marijuana. It frightens me to even think that marijuana might be around even more than it already is. It will also be more available to youth, who would be four times more prone to suffer from a psychotic disorder, like schizophrenia. Marijuana could even put them at

risk of addiction; and I am sure no one would want that for their child. I recognize that people actually need marijuana for medical issues which is fine. So let the people who need it have it; but why just let people have it because they want it? Legalizing it would just be going too far. I hope the right decision is made! Montanna Robertson

Up to mayor and council to fight coal In view of the low regard our federal government and Port Metro Vancouver have for us and the environment we live

in, we’re depending on our mayor and council, to see that Port Metro Vancouver and the coal companies undergo full health impact and environmental assessment studies. Coal dust and the heavy metals it spreads, diesel particulates emitted from ships’ engines and railway diesel units, ship wrecks, train collisions, as well as derailments, and industrial noises are recognized threats to the environment and the public’s health. Canada has no national interest in handling U.S. thermal coal that’s too dirty for Americans to tolerate.

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❙ November Photo of the Month How to do the Goosestep by John Ostaf What inspired the photographer? My body of work is created to inspire the viewer to imagine that they are involved in a personal vision of integration at a place or time of life. We, in many instances, mimic creatures of nature. The Canada Goose can perhaps teach us something whether they are following a leader or protecting their young or eating natural grains and vegetables. How was it done? Shot in Boundary Bay with a Nikon D600, ISO 400, 70 mm, f/11 @1/100 sec. After cropping and slight adjustments via Lightroom, I brought image into Photoshop and created layers to create a background. Interested in photography? The Delta Photo Club meets from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the KinVillage Recreation Centre in Tsawwassen. www.deltaphotoclub.com

BC Hydro deadline looms Along with educating people about power line concerns in relation to the South Delta Secondary School in Tsawwassen (MAPP - Mothers Against Power Poles), I am now also a “hold out” regarding the smart meter program and therefore do not currently have a smart meter attached to my home. Given that the deadline of Dec. 1 by BC Hydro is soon approaching for those “holdouts”

to be forced to make a decision regarding the ultimatum of accepting a smart meter or being forced to pay a monthly fee, Mothers Against Power Poles and Citizens for Safe Technology are joining forces and are inviting any concerned citizen to a complimentary showing of the provocative film, Take Back Your Power at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre (1172 56th St.) on Friday, Nov. 29 from 6:45 to 9 p.m.

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That evening, the one hour film will be shown, along with questions and answers to what concerned citizens can do regarding smart meters. The Civil Lawsuit Class Action against BC Hydro will also be explained. We will be inviting our MLA and Mayor and Council to the film showing. Heather Colls Mothers Against Power Poles Tsawwassen

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❙ Alice McSweeney, 86, volunteers weekly at the Tsawwassen Stroke Recovery Group in the United Church. She’s been volunteering there for over 20 years since her husband’s stroke in 1990. Rob Newell photo

Life after 65: Giving back Seniors are staying active and giving back to their community by volunteering with local service organizations Adrian MacNair

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hen the time comes to finally put aside one’s career and go into retirement the transition into the next stage of life can be difficult. People who are accustomed to a busy lifestyle may at first be relieved to get a break, but as the days turn into weeks many seniors long for a return to deeper purpose. Brad Gaze, 71, says some seniors join service clubs like the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club because after retirement they’ve got more time than they know what to do with.

He recalls the time a new member was dropped off by his wife and she motioned Gaze over to talk. “She said to me, you keep him busy. Keep him out of my hair,” says Gaze, chuckling with the memory. It isn’t that the ranks of service clubs are only filled with seniors. In fact, Gaze joined the Lions Club in 1988 at the age of 46, fresh from the City of London, Ont. As a new member of the community, he was looking for friendship. “I guess it was more of a social thing,” says Gaze. “I’d always been involved in the

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niture from the community. “With a lot of service clubs we’re able to step in for assistance without a lot of the red tape.” Leslie Abramson, 69, knows firsthand how important a role seniors can play in volunteering for service clubs. As a Rotarian, she says it’s not just the “sweat equity” of donating their time, but the lifetime of experience to add value to projects. “We should be capitalizing on reaching out to more seniors, encouraging them to give back some of the expertise they have,” she says.

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Rotary focuses on youth mentorship and recruitment through high schools and universities so that their membership ranks continue to grow even as older members age and pass away. Abramson says seniors need to provide mentoring opportunities for the next generation of Rotarians. “That’s what people need, is guidance. And we have so much wealth out there because look at our demographics of Ladner and Tsawwassen.” Delta’s senior population, much like the rest of Canada, is growing quickly. According to the 2011 Census, the number of Delta residents who are 65 years and over reached 15,460, an increase of 21.9 per cent from the 2006 Census. The median age in Delta increased to 42.8 years, more than two years higher than the rest of Canada. With so many seniors living in Delta, it is unsurprising to see such high participation rates in volunteer activities. Not only do seniors provide important volunteer roles in service clubs like Rotary and the Lions, their efforts in helping fellow seniors through health problems is critical. Alice McSweeney, a fit and vital-looking 86-year-old Tsawwassenite, is a former recipient of the caregiver of the year award by the B.C. Association of Stroke Recovery. Her retirement in 1984 at the relatively early age of 57 (the average age today is 66 years) was shortlived following her husband’s stroke in 1990. Over the course of the next 16 years she dedicated her life to caring for Jack and others in stroke recovery.

❙ Bob Gaze (on left) and Gary Keller of the Tsawassen/ Boundary Bay Lions Club. Rob Newell photo

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“He was quite disabled,” recalls or other important life lessons. McSweeney. “He never recovered “Well, you could just see those his speech.” seniors–the ladies especially– Despite the stroke, the couple poof up. Oh, I could teach them!” shared their moments together Abramson says the two orgain meaningful ways. They would nizations now have a great relago to Imperial Village every day, tionship. The men will come over rain or shine, he on his scooter, and set up games or books and and she on her feet. the women will set up the kitchIt’s been nearly eight en and have something years since he passed to share when the kids away, but she continues arrive. to go the Tsawwassen “The kids would stroke recovery group come in, drop their every Tuesday and offer books, and either go whatever help she can to the kitchen or go to to stroke survivors and the big room with the their caregivers. men and it was such a “A lot of people think great interaction with it’s sad to go somethe young kids and the where people have had Leslie Abramson seniors,” she says. strokes but it’s a really Volunteer organizagood atmosphere.” tions are well aware of McSweeney, a psychologist for the challenges of recruiting fresh 36 years, continues to provide blood to the ranks. Gaze says care and comfort to people out- many members in the Lions Club side her support group. Her cous- are 25 to 30 years in, but many in is in care at Kin Village and she young people are too busy these goes frequently to keep her com- days. pany, do chores, or run errands. “With service groups you used “I like to go and get her out of to join the one your father bethe house and out to dinner. It’s longed to. That doesn’t happen not good to be inside all the time.” anymore.” Abramson says that volunteerAnd while giving back to the ing can also provide a crucial community is a side benefit to intergenerational link between joining a service club it’s not the seniors and children. When the only reason. Boys and Girls Club was going “Being part of a group, giving to built in Ladner next to the you a kind of purpose. FriendMcKee House, some seniors were ship, too. I don’t know how many concerned about children with friends I’ve achieved through Libehavioural issues. ons Club.” But Abramson said many of Gaze says helping people or orthose children don’t have a moth- ganizations can be a fun way to er or a father to look up to and set and achieve goals that can be learn from. She suggested getting absent from life after retirement. a program going where seniors “So this sort of fills the void for could come to the club and teach that, too.” the children how to cook or bake ❙ editor@southdeltaleader.com

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Tsawwassen Springs donated $2,030 to the Tsawwassen Legion from their 2013 poppy fund. From left: Sarah Toigo, Lloyd Adams, Lloyd Jones, Al Wakarchuk, and Chris Hood. Adrian MacNair photo

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Monday, November 25 • Canadian Mental Health Association Delta offers a depression/bipolar support group for individuals with depression/bi-polar or experiencing symptoms on the second and fourth Monday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m.The next meeting takes place at the Ladner Library. Please Call CMHA Delta to register for your first meeting at 604-943-1878 Tuesday, November 26 • The Canadian Federation of University Women presents its Fall 2013 Speakers’ Series. Joanne Schroeder will be speaking at the Benediction Lutheran Church (5575 6th Ave.) at 7 p.m. Schroeder is an author, researcher, and manager and will be speaking about the role of early childhood development as a determinant to health. Donations to the local scholarship and bursary funds will be accepted. All are welcome to attend, refreshments provided. For more information, contact Linda at 604-948-1250 or Cheryl at 604-943-4634.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Community UPDATE Delta Moves Southlands Proposal Forward

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Thank you! by Century Group and the Corporation of Delta in order to pass fourth reading. To stay informed on the latest developments of the Southlands proposal, like our Imagine Southlands Facebook page and join our email list by emailing Naomi.Shucard@ImagineSouthlands.ca.

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he recent Southlands public hearing demonstrated the strong passion and active role that the residents of Tsawwassen want in shaping the future of the community. Almost thirty hours of public comments took place over five days, with presentations by hundreds of speakers expressing both support and opposition to the project. In the end, the future of the Southlands application was up to Delta Council, and after careful deliberation, the Mayor and Council voted 6-to-1 in favour of the project moving forward to Metro Vancouver. Century Group would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all of our Southlands supporters for their hard work and commitment to the vision of Southlands, and what this plan will mean for all of Delta. It is because of their visible support and active engagement in the public process that the project application has reached this stage.

We would also like to thank Mayor Lois Jackson, Council, and Delta Staff for their due diligence and careful consideration of the Southlands application throughout the submittal process. “Thank you to everyone that took the time to consider the future of the community of Tsawwassen and Southlands’ place in it, and who ultimately supported our proposal” said Sean Hodgins, President of Century Group. “We have worked hard to come up with a plan that benefits the entire community, and we are gratified that Mayor and Council agreed it more than met that test.” While approval of third reading is a big leap forward for Southlands, one hurdle still remains. The development plan will now go before the board of Metro Vancouver, which is slated to take place sometime in 2014. If the application is approved by Metro Vancouver, then final design and subdivision details will be worked through

Northgate Breaks Ground, Office and Retail Pre-sales Begin January 2014

Century Group is pleased to be working with Unitech, a reputable Tsawwassen-based construction company in business for over 20 years who have a number of prestigious projects in their portfolio including the new Southpointe Academy and the new Vancouver Convention Centre. The Northgate development includes a 6-storey office and retail building, 41 townhomes, and a 4-storey seniors’ residence situated over a single level of underground parking. The community

Newly renovated and better than ever, the Tsawwassen Terrace rental apartments at the 5500-block of 16th Avenue will be available for occupancy starting December 1. Offering one- and two-bedroom options, the spacious suites have been completely renovated with new finishings, including carpet and linoleum replacements, double-pane windows and patio doors, modern appliances, new bathroom fixtures, updated cabinets and counter tops, and much more. TO RENT AND/OR VIEW THESE BEAUTIFUL UNITS, CALL BRENDA CORMACK AT 604 306-7877. Please note that heating and parking are included in the rent. Sorry, no pets or barbeques are allowed.

Construction on Northgate, Century Group’s latest mixed-use project at the corner of 56th Street and 18th Street in Tsawwassen, is currently underway as we prepare for pre-sales of the office and retail building to begin in early January 2014. Under the supervision of Unitech, construction managers for the Northgate project, demolition on the site has already begun and will be completed in December. In January, excavation of the site will commence in preparation for the pouring of the foundation for the underground parking structure, which is scheduled for March.

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has been designed to be a walkable neighbourhood with direct access to public transit and a variety of amenities. The office tower will include a mix of retail on the ground level and five floors of professional office spaces for sale – ideal for medical services, professional practices and commercial businesses. Pre-sales of the offices and retail space will begin January 8, 2014. For enquiries, please contact Stephen Moscovich of Colliers International at 604 661-0843 or email Stephen.Moscovich@colliers.com.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Community UPDATE Celebrate the Season

MAKING THE SEASON BRIGHT You may have noticed that each year, the Tsawwassen downtown core is lit up with festive lights during the holidays: from Winskill Park, down to the highway, and along 12th Avenue. These lights are provided by the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association. To enhance this festive light display, Century Group also lights up our properties along 56th Street including our commercial centres, the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, and our apartment buildings.

Deltassist Stockings In support of Deltassist, The Waterford is adopting four children in need this holiday season, providing them with stockings filled with presents and personal care items. Ladner Food Bank Penny Drive Do something good with your spare change! Stop by The Waterford during the month of December and drop off your loose change at the front desk in support of the Ladner Food Bank. Volunteer Appreciation Night Tuesday, December 10 In recognition of all the hard work their volunteers do throughout the year, The Waterford team will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Night out at the Gateway Theatre to take in a performance of the classic musical, The King and I.

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Family Day at The Waterford Saturday, December 14 3:30pm – 7:30pm Family and friends of Waterford residents are invited to get into the holiday spirit at The Waterford. Enjoy cookie decorating, photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, carolling, and a special Christmas dinner and dessert buffet in the evening.

Yuletide Lunch Buffet Friday, December 13 Enjoy turkey and all the fixings for $25 (includes tax and gratuity). A great opportunity for your friends or colleagues to get together and celebrate the holidays. Reservations required – call 604 948-5182. “Good Neighbour” Room Rates Have out-of-town family and friends coming to Delta? Take advantage of special reduced rates just for Delta residents – starting at $111, includes parking, internet and breakfast. Call 604 943-8221 or book online www.TsawwassenInn.com

Deltassist’s Angel Tree Program Be an angel to a child in the community this Christmas. Stop by the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, pick up an angel from the angel tree in the hotel lobby, and bring in a gift for a child in need. Planning a holiday party? Whether you’re looking for a great party venue, or just need some party platters to impress your guests, the Coast Tsawwassen Inn can help. For more information or to reserve your event, contact Emma McDonald at 604 948-5182.

Gift Card Promotion November 1 - December 25 For every $100 worth of gift cards purchased, receive an additional $15 gift card free of charge.* Additional $15 gift cards can only be used at the Tsawwassen Brown’s location. Pajama Drive for Kids Bring in a new pair of pajamas for a child, from newborn to16 years old, and get 50% off your entire food bill (for two people). All pajamas collected will go to the local Christmas Bureau.

HOLIDAY SHOPPING MADE EASY! More Gift Ideas in Store

Christmas Craft Fair Every Saturday in November 10:00am – 4:00pm Shop local with over 40 artisan vendors. Black Friday Shopping Event Friday, November 29 9:30am – 6:00pm Enjoy HUGE savings throughout the mall! Merchant Open House Saturday, November 30 10:00am – 5:00pm Many merchants will be offering special savings, refreshments, music and gifts.

Wake Up Santa! Saturday, November 30 10:00am Children are invited to help ‘wake up Santa’. Free arts and crafts and visits with Santa from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Photos With Santa Every weekend: Saturday, November 30 – Sunday, December 22 PLUS Monday, December 23 1:00pm – 5:00pm Photo packages starting from only $10.

In addition to welcoming new retailer Muddy River Landing with their unique collection of West Coast inspired décor and accessories, Centre Stage has opened a second store across from their current location to serve you better throughout the season. Shop local this holiday!

Gift Wrap Station

Delta Gymnastics will offer gift wrapping by donation at the mall leading up to Christmas. Please visit TsawwassenTownCentreMall.com for dates and times. Located near Santa.

Extended Shopping Hours

Monday, December 16 - Friday, December 20 OPEN LATE – until 7:00 pm Holiday shopping on weekends can be daunting, so avoid the crowds and take advantage of extended mall hours during the week.

For more than fifty years Century Group has built places that define neighbourhoods: places with walkable streets where people live, shop and work; and places connected to natural landscapes. These are the places that, if built at a human scale with an aim of reducing energy use, create more sustainable communities with durable value and lasting beauty. — That’s Century Thinking.

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South Delta police beat • A resident on the 4700-block of 47th Avenue in Ladner reported to Delta Police on Nov. 16 that sometime overnight someone had entered her vehicle and stolen her purse. The woman said she did not lock her vehicle and had accidentally left her purse in the vehicle. The purse contained the complainant’s driver license, Care Card, bank debit and credit cards. Police entered the woman’s driver’s license information in the Police Information Computer System and the bank credit and debit cards were cancelled by the bank. Neighborhood inquiries by police proved negative. • A resident on the 5200-block of 5B avenue is Tsawwassen reported on Nov. 16 that someone had entered his home and stole some of his belongings from a drawer in the spare bedroom. Point of entry and exit is unknown and there is no sign of forced entry. Items stolen include hunting knives, watches, a silver bracelet, an iPod, and a Canon camera. • On Nov. 14, a manager of a business on the 8500-block of River Road reported someone had cut the lock on the gate and gained entry to the compound. Once in-

side the compound, two containers were broken into and number of welding tools and copper cable were stolen. Police are examining video surveillance for possible identification of the suspect’s vehicle. • Delta Police responded to a report that a female was causing a disturbance outside of a property on the 1700-block of Enderby Street in Tsawwassen on Nov. 14. The suspect was located and indicated that she was having an argument with a male with whom she previously had a relationship. Police advised both parties to avoid each other and not make any further contact. No charges were laid. • A Delta police officer stopped a vehicle on the 4900-block of McNeely Way on Nov. 12 a 9 p.m. and noticed there was a strong odour of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. The driver admitted to possession and consumption of marijuana earlier in the evening. As a result the driver was given a 24-hour roadside suspension and a ticket for failing to produce a driver’s license. The vehicle was secured at the scene and the keys were seized by police for safekeeping.


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Local artist brings magic to local landscapes Lea Price presents her acrylic paintings at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre Gallery until Dec. 5 ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf

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Local artist Lea Price may have been raised in Southern California, but it was the natural beauty of Delta that has captured her heart. Price is presenting an exhibition of her work at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre Gallery called “Open Spaces & Intimate Places,” featuring a collection of her acrylic paintings. The works feature scenery and landscapes likely familiar to local residents, as Price says she takes her inspiration from the natural beauty at her doorstep. “I love the open spaces of the environment here in Delta,” says Price. “We’re so close to the mountains and sea, it’s very inspiring.” Price says her works are as much about atmosphere as they are about the landscape. The lack of hard lines in her paintings give them a softness that help convey the magic and beauty of waves crashing on the shore, or quiet slough meandering through farmland. “I’d like people [to look at my paintings] and have a sense of peacefulness, of awe in the environment,” Price says. “To look at the

painting, and have it take you there in your mind.” Price describes herself as a Nixon-era political refugee, coming north to Canada in 1972 to settle in the Lower Mainland after graduating with a fine arts degree from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Growing up, she says art was always a way to express herself and fend off loneliness. “I was an only child raised in era when children should be seen and not heard,” she says. “So crayons, pencils, and paints became my only friends.” Price first worked as a commercial illustrator upon her arrival in Vancouver, before training at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in the 1980s. “[Illustrating advertisements] left a bad taste in my mouth,” she says. “My time at Emily Carr was turning point for me.” Price paints full time now, and in addition to producing her own original landscapes, she also teaches acrylic painting and clay sculpture out of her home studio. Her one rule, she says, is not to take yourself too seriously. “We’re learning how to play, after all.” • Lea Price: Open Spaces & Intimate Places will be presented at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre Gallery until Dec. 5. For more information, visit www.leapriceartist.com

❙ Local artist Lea Price will present her paintings during “Open Spaces & Intimate Places” at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre until Dec. 5. Rob Newell photo


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BC Ferries to cut routes, try slots BC Ferries is preparing to reduce its total sailings by eight per cent, due to rising costs and declining passenger levels ❙ Tom Fletcher

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Sailing cuts are coming in April to most of BC Ferries’ minor and northern routes, as the corporation looks to save $18.9 million in the next two years. Transportation Minister Todd Stone and BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan announced the reductions Monday, along with a plan to begin charging seniors half passenger fares that are currently offered free from Monday to Thursday. BC Ferries is also planning a pilot project with slot machines on the main routes from Vancouver Island to the mainland, to test the revenue potential. Fare increases of four per cent and 3.9 per cent are to go ahead in the next two years, but Stone said the goal is to hold future increases to the rate of inflation or less after that. “We heard loud and clear from people in the coastal communities … that fares cannot continue to escalate as they have, and people want the ferry service to be

there,” Stone said. Hardy-Prince Rupert run, Ferry reductions outlined BC Ferries’ longest and most by the ministry review will heavily subsidized service go ahead in next spring, after that lost $31 million on operanother round of consulta- ations last year. tions with coastal commuOther runs being cut innities to look for clude Horseshoe schedule adjustBay to Bowen Isments to make the land, Comox to remaining runs Powell River, Gabriserve residents as ola Island to Nanaieffectively as posmo and Quadra sible. Island to Campbell The route reducRiver. tions, feedback NDP ferry critic forms and a schedClaire Trevena said ule of community the service reducmeetings are posted Todd Stone tions will have an at the review web“outrageous imsite, www.coastalferpact” on communiriesengagement.ca. There are ties such as Quadra Island no further reductions pro- where she lives. posed for the main Vancou“We’re already seeing peover Island runs, but Stone ple leaving communities said the ministry’s target is because of the cost of the to find another $5 million in ferries,” Trevena said. “We’ve savings on those routes fol- seen young families go, we’ve lowing reductions last year seen businesses in trouble, to the Tsawwassen-Duke and this is just going to comPoint route. pound that.” The cancelled runs are Long-term strategies inmostly early morning or late clude converting new ferries evening, many with passen- to natural gas fuel and exger loads of 20 per cent or ploring passenger-only priless. The largest reduction vate service to supplement is a one-third cut to Port BC Ferries sailings.

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Local musicians Kenny Boychuk (on left) and Jerry Doucette have organized several bands along with many local featured guests to play at the Tsawwassen Legion during this year’s fifth annual Deltassist Toy Drive. All six bands and several local celebrities are donating their time and talent to perform. Admission this year is a new unwrapped toy (worth approximately $20) or an equivalent cash donation. All contributions will end up under the tree for Delta children in need. In 2012, close to 700 children received toys through Deltassist in large part due to the efforts of all the participating musicians. The show starts at 6 p.m. on Nov. 23. Juno award winner Jerry Doucette will be headlining the event with special guests Brickhouse from Vancouver and “Sir Paul McCartney’s back up group,” the Delta Police Pipe Band. File photo

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Ladner Village to become a Winter Wonderland ❙ Robert Mangelsdorf editor@southdeltaleader.com

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and next week Ladner Village will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. The Ladner Business Association is presenting its first annual Christmas Tree lighting Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28. While Ladner Village has done a tree lighting in years past as part of the Carol Ships Parade of Lights, organizer Jill McKnight says the LBA is kicking the event up a notch this year. “We wanted to make an event at low to no cost so all the families can come and gath-

er and celebrate,” says McKnight. “But kids or no kids, there will be something for everyone. The goal is to make it appeal to all ages.” This year’s event will feature live music from Tony Barton and his Jingle Belles, along with guest performer Chris Davis on trumpet. There will be a Christmas Quilt display organized by the Quilted Bear, carolers strolling through the village, as well as free hot chocolate and snacks. Kids can drop off their letters to Santa at the specialty mailbox, and enter the Christmas Tree Festival colouring contest for a chance to win a Vancouver Giants family

Earthwise offers workshops in natural holiday decor ❙ Staff writer news@southdeltaleader.com

package of tickets. Santa himself will be on hand to officially light the Ladner Village Christmas tree at approximately 7:10 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. “Or snow,” says McKnight.

Get in a festive mood at the Earthwise Farm and Garden with a winter wreath workshop with Sue Earles. The hands-on holiday themed workshop will have participants learning the different aspects of building a winter wreath using natural elements easily found in the backyard, the community, and on the farm. Reduce, reuse and recycle by “up-cycling” or repurposing an old Christmas ornament by leaning how to wire wrap

it into an accent piece to customize the wreath with family memories the eco-friendly way. Workshops will be offered on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Bring your own greenery, and any special ornaments you want to use. The rest of the supplies and equipment are provided. While you’re there, be sure to visit the Earthwise Farm Store, open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The store is stocked with certified organic produce fresh from the Earth-

wise Farm, local Westham Island honey and other great and green holiday gift giving ideas. Some bundles of greenery will be available for purchase in the Farm Store if needed. The cost for the workshop is $20 per person. Preregistration is required and space is limited. If you would like to participate, or for more information, contact Earthwise Society at info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca or 604 946 9828. • The Earthwise Garden and Farm is located at 6400 3rd Avenue in Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen.

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The South Delta Sun Devils football team are just one win away from a third straight appearance in the provincial championship game following a 46-20 win over Rick Hansen Secondary in the second round of the B.C. AA football playoffs last Friday afternoon. The Sun Devils stormed out to a commanding 27-0 win at the end of the first half against the Hansen Hurricanes under the lights at Minoru Park in Richmond. After a sluggish start to the second half that saw the Sun Devils allow two touchdowns in the third quarter, South Delta responded with another three touchdowns of their own before the Hurricanes closed out the game with a major score on the last play of the game. “We drove hard in the first half,” said Sun Devils head coach Ray Moon. “At the beginning of the second half, we were drowning on both sides of the ball, but our defence stiffened up.” Moon said he was very happy with the play of his offence, anchored by Grade 11 quarterback Lucas Kirk and Grade 11 running back Jack McDonald.

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The Delta Ice Hawks edged the Mission City Outlaws 3-2 at home on Tuesday night, earning their second win in a row. The Ice Hawks and Outlaws traded power play goals in the first period before Mission took a 2-1 lead in the middle frame. Trying to avoid their second consecutive home loss, the Ice Hawks rallied in the third period as Zack Ahnert and Brent Chreptyk both scored to secure the win. Chreptyk finished the night with a pair

of power play goals, and was named the game’s first star. Marc Letourneau had a pair of assists and was named the game’s third star. Tanner Gattinger, Benjamin Blake, David Rudin, and Michael Olson also picked up assists for the Ice Hawks. Mission outshot Delta 30 to 27, as Ice Hawks goalie Scott Lapp made 28 saves in the win. The win was the second in a row for the Ice Hawks after the junior B hockey club beat North Vancouver 2-1 last Saturday on the road to snap a three-game losing streak. The Ice Hawks opened the scoring

in that game as Michael Olson scored in the first period. Robert Johnson gave Delta what would prove to be the game-winner in the second period, earning third-star honours. The game’s first star went to Delta goalie Alexander Ahnert, who stopped 38 of 39 shots he faced. With the pair of wins, the Ice Hawks improve to 15-5-2 this season, with 32 points and the lead in the Pacific Junior Hockey League. Delta is back on home ice this Tuesday, Nov. 26, as they take on their crosstown rivals, the North Delta Devils. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Sports Day in Canada comes to South Delta ❙ Staff writer news@southdeltaleader.com

RBC Sports Day in Canada is a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high-performance levels. Saturday, Nov. 30, marks the fourth year of the event when communities across Canada will showcase their programs and organize community-wide events with the goal of inspiring Canadians to move more through the excitement of sport. When sport is a positive experience, it plays a powerful role in the lives of individuals and in our communities, says Karri Dawson, Director of True Sport Operations at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. “Canadian research tells us that the vast majority of Canadians believe that community-based sport can have a positive influence in the lives of our children and youth,” says Dawson. “When sport is inclusive, fair, fun and fosters the pursuit of personal excellence, Canadians and the communities where they live can reap the benefits

associated with a positive sport experience.” Being active through sport helps us stay fit and healthy at all ages. For youth, it provides them with information, skills, personal resources and social support, while encouraging creativity and problem-solving, and can even contribute to better grades. A thriving and positive sport culture also helps reduce crime in communities, Dawson notes, as well as contributing to reduced health care costs. However, sport participation is on the decline in Canada. Over the past two decades, sport participation rates in Canadian youth aged 15 to 18 have dropped from 77 per cent to 59 per cent, and in adults, from 45 per cent to 28 per cent. With only five per cent of Canadian children and youth meeting Canada’s Physical Activity Guidelines of 60 minutes per day and only 15 per cent of adults getting the recommended 150 minutes per week of activity, celebrations such as RBC Sports Day in Can-

ada offers all Canadians a fun way to get moving and is a great reminder to participate in sport on a daily basis. “Sport is a universal language that inspires and unites people,” says Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada. “It’s also a way that adults, children and youth can learn new skills, make new friends, and challenge themselves, all while becoming more physically active and, ultimately, leading to healthier, more active lifestyles.” In the week leading up to, and including, November 30, more than 1,000 local organizations, communities and schools across Canada will celebrate sport by hosting, community-wide festivals, try-it days, competitions, meetand-greets, tournaments or spectator events, and includes a special broadcast on CBC Television. Visit http:// sportsday.cbc.ca to browse a list of other local events happening in the South Delta community.

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Celebrate sport in our community – attend one of Delta’s ‘Sports Day in Canada Open Houses’ When: Saturday November 30th, 1:00 – 5:00pm Where: Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 – 112 Street, & South Delta Recreation Centre, 1720 – 56 Street Featuring: Displays, kids events, amazing sports challenges and more!

Cllr. Kankos, Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Cllr. Bishop Cllrs. Paton, Hamilton, Campbell and McDonald

Join the movement to keep active!

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Welcome to the driver’s seat

The S3 really is the sweet spot for drivers that want to have extra power but with a very compliant and comfortable ride. Zack Spencer

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Audi’s road ahead paved with more than good intentions 2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet/S3 MONACO: Over the next 12 months or so, consumers are going to be treated to an onslaught of new entries into the premium market. Not to worry, the next wave of German sedans and convertibles are of a more affordable nature. Recently Mercedes Benz introduced their all-new CLA 250 at an eye-popping price of just $34,000 for a sleek and sexy sedan. Next year we will see the introduction of BMW’s new 1-series and 2-Series sedans, coupes and convertibles. Audi has been ahead of the curve as they helped pioneer this entry-level segment with the original, the A3 sportback, sold in Canada for years. The all-new Audi A3 sedan will arrive in March of 2014 and the convertible and more powerful S3 sedan will arrive in the fall of 2014. This week I had a chance to drive both the convertible and S3 in Monte Carlo, a full year ahead of their introduction here. Audi is one of the fastest growing premium brands and a big part of that is the variety of cars they offer. Unfortunately, we will no longer get the sportback, but the fact we get the rest of the line of A3s is exciting for buyers. Looks The A3 is built off a shared platform with VW called MQB. This platform was a significant investment for the VW group as it is lighter, bigger and stronger than the last Golf platform and provides a sturdy basis for the A3 Cabrio and S3. The new Cabriolet is 60kg lighter than the outgoing European model, yet the wheelbase is longer and the interior room and trunk more ample. It could be argued that Audi is building some of the most attractive cars these days and these smaller products still convey the same sense of power and solidity that the bigger products portray. The S3 is especially forceful with a 15mm lower stance than the A3 sedan. The air intakes are bigger with more detail; the side mirrors are highlighted with brushed aluminum; and the rear of the car looks more masculine thanks to chunky exhaust tips. The

direct injection turbo with 220hp, matched to Cabriolet on the other hand is a more sophistiAudi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system. A sixcated approach thanks to the use of aluminum around the front windshield and trim along the speed automatic is confirmed but the duel-clutch doors and rear quarter panel that make the car S-Tronic transmission might be sold as an option look bigger than it is. in this model. There will be no manual shift and no diesel, which is a shame, as I drove one of Inside Another strength of Audi is interior fit the European versions with this setup and it was and finish and these new products are covered superb. The S3 comes standard with a 300hp in first class materials. The dash has a cenversion of the same 2.0L engine and tre-mounted screen for accessing the duel clutch automatic, and of the easy-to-use computer controller. course, AWD. It’s not as powerful as Unlike the Mercedes CLA, this screen the 355hp Mercedes CLA 45 AMG, can fold into the dash to provide a but I feel it has more usable power. more polished look. Some think the The CLA gets peak horsepower at dash-mounted screens look like an afvery high revs, whereas this new terthought, but this one gets around S3 pulls from very low speeds up this problem. Space is good for such to higher speeds. I experienced this The A3 Cabriolet a compact car. The back seat of the carving the switchback mountain S3 sedan is actually big enough to fit and S3 confirm that roads just above Monaco. Power is adults up to six feet tall and the side good things do come not an issue; I would argue that the windows are much bigger than the S3 is a better everyday car comnew Mercedes CLA, providing a more in small packages pared to the more nervous feeling practical day-to-day sedan. The trunk Zack Spencer AMG competitor. The suspension is is large and the rear seats split and more compliant and the power is a fold for added cargo volume. This is perfect combination of drivability and enthusiasm. true with the Cabriolet but the space is constricted Audi claims a 0-100km/h run will take just 4.9 when the roof is down. The S3 comes with nicely seconds in the S3 and use a combined 6.9L/100km bolstered front seats in contrasting colours, plus (European fuel rating). an optional diamond pattern stitch can be ordered to take the sporty sedan to another level. I found Verdict It is going to be an exciting time to be the seating position very comfortable and outward in the market for an entry-level premium car over visibility is not a problem. The Cabriolet seats are the next year. The A3 Cabriolet and S3 confirm that fitted with a heater that showers the front passengood things do come in small packages. Pricing gers with warm air across their shoulders and neck has not been established for the Cabrio but it for top-down stints. The weather in Monte Carlo was hinted that this model would be roughly the was perfect for the convertible – the sun was same price as the S3, which has been confirmed shining off the Mediterranean, showcasing this car at $44,000, roughly $6,000 cheaper than the CLA of opulence at a more affordable price. AMG. The base A3 sedan will arrive in a few short months with a 1.8L turbo gasoline engine, an Drive The Canadian models have not fully been optional TDI diesel and the same 2.0L turbo found nailed down, as there is still a year to go until the Cabrio and S3 arrive. What is established is in the Cabrio. The S3 really is the sweet spot for the convertible will come with the all-new 2.0L drivers that want to have extra power but with a

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very compliant and comfortable ride. The combination of usable trunk space and back seat, simple yet elegant dash, power the driver can use at a lower price than the competition, is something potential buyer might want to wait a year to try first hand. The Lowdown Power: 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder with 220hp or 300hp. Fill-up: 6.9L/100km (combined) Sticker price: $44,000 for S3 zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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Request For Information Lease Office with Parking - North Delta, BC The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is seeking information on available Leased space meeting the following criteria: Approximately 490.81 square meters of office space located South of the Fraser River, West of 120th Street, North of Boundary Bay waterfront and East of 57th Street, with ease of access to HWY 99 or HWY 91; include 11 secure parking plus 2 indoor secure parking stalls and visitors parking. Please provide Building Address, size, Base Rent plus NNN, Number and type of parking; include Contact Name, telephone number Information must be received by no later than Friday, November 29, 2013, at 4:00 PM. Send to: ediv_leasing.po1.ediv1@rcmp-grc.gc.ca Any questions please call: 778-290-2780 This is only an inquiry as to the availability of the space and RCMP will not necessarily invite offers or lease any of the said space. RCMP reserves the right to invite offers for this or similar projects from any of the interested Lessors, any other Lessor or by way of public tender.

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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted. Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

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FARM WORKERS

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Fulltime permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-8542845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

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ESTHETIC SERVICES

Mhel’s Seniors Services

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We are looking for outgoing individuals to help take care of our amazing customers. You are responsible for daily pick up and delivery of uniforms, mats, towels and more. Customers are the focus of everything we do, so your face-to-face time with each of them every week is critical. You have a good driving record, a strong work ethic, and a customer service attitude. Enjoy Mon. - Fri. Day Shifts, Benefits, Good Pay, & A Family Culture w/ Many Opportunity For Advancement. Learn more about us at www.unifirst.com To apply, please send resume and driver’s abstract to Sheri DeLeeuw by fax 604-888-8372 or email sheri_deleeuw@unifirst.com

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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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$45/Hr

PETS

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

MOVING & STORAGE

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

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TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

818

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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

SURREY

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

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

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LADNER 5865 48A Ave - Duplex. 4Bdr, 2baths, reno’d, newer appls, huge b/yrd, ns/np, Avail now. $1750 Atira PM 604-535-8080 ext 225 rentals@atira.ca

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

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Minimum $200 for Complete full-size Vehicles

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REAL ESTATE

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Call: Chris 604-351-5001

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AUTO FINANCING

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

YELLOW LAB PUPS. 3 females. Ready to go. Vet checked. $600. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

Free Estimates!

CONCRETE & PLACING

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TRANSPORTATION

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

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FRESH Ground Turkey Locally raised in the Fraser Valley. Free to roam on outdoor pasture. Fresh ground daily.

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✓ Locally raised in the Fraser Valley. ✓ Free to roam on outdoor pasture. ✓ No antibiotics or medications of any kind.

each

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

FRESH Steelhead Fillets

100 g

Turkeys

4

48 lb

Prices in effect Nov. 21 – 27, 2013

1202A - 56th Street, Delta

7 #1

56 St

Hw

lb

FREE RANGE Farm Fresh

Mulling Spice

2

each

Smokehouse Bacon

4

28

98

4

4

98

98

100 g

Santa Cruiz

and fresh-ground seasonings. No fillers. Hot or Mild.

Natural alderwoodsmoked bacon. Approximately 18 slices per pound.

28

¢

All breast meat 1/4 lb skewers. Greek Souvlaki or Honey Garlic.

$

lb

Crab & Lobster Ravioli

Bananas

Italian Sausages GLFRUTEEEN Premium meats

FREE RUN Chicken Souvlaki

2 for

¢

each

lb

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www.meridianfarmmarket.ca Also conveniently located in Port Coquitlam • Maple Ridge • Langley • White Rock

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

st Order by Dec. 1 & get a Store Voucher

EARLY BIRD $ SPECIAL

5

Details in-store

or online.

South Delta Leader, November 22, 2013  

November 22, 2013 edition of the South Delta Leader

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