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Farmer feted ❙ A4

Lydia Ryall outstanding in her field A1

Battle of the Badges ❙ A7

Face to face ❙ A5

Delta Police and Fire face off Saturday

A delicious bounty awaits under the sea ❙ FRIDAY ∙ JANUARY 24 ∙ 2014

Ban sought for ‘e-cigarettes’ The rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes has prompted medical health officers throughout the country to call for restrictions in their use. Fraser Health chief medical health officer Paul Van Buynder said B.C.’s chief medical health officers met recently to discuss the topic of e-cigarettes and their largely unregulated use in public places. Last Friday Nova Scotia’s health ministry proposed to ban e-cigarettes from bars and restaurants, whether the devices are loaded with nicotine or just flavours. ❙ See story, A3

Grad rates on the rise in SD37 More students in the Delta School District are graduating, according to a six-year trend published in the Superintendent’s Annual Report. Over the past five years, the Delta District’s average six-year completion rate has been 86.2 per cent, compared to the provincial average of 80.9 per cent. ❙ See story, A3

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Penalties plague Ice Hawks in loss

The Delta Ice Hawks let a win slip through their fingers Tuesday night at the Ladner Leisure Centre as the visiting Grandview Steelers scored three unanswered goals - including two on the powerplay - in the third period to come back and beat the home team by a score of 4-3. ❙ See story, A12

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With the high school basketball season in full swing, varsity teams in Ladner and Tsawwassen set their sights on a berth in the B.C. finals A8


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Medical health officer calls for ‘e-cigarette’ ban Non-nicotine vaporizers are currently legal for sale to children ❙ Adrian MacNair


The rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes has prompted medical health officers throughout the country to call for restrictions in their use. Fraser Health chief medical health officer Paul Van Buynder said B.C.’s chief medical health officers met recently to discuss the topic of e-cigarettes and their largely unregulated use in public places. Last Friday Nova Scotia’s health ministry proposed to ban e-cigarettes from bars and restaurants, whether the devices are loaded with nicotine or just flavours. “We’ve taken enormous efforts to stop smoking in buildings, parks, hospitals, schools and so on, and our current guidelines don’t address these,” said Van Buynder. “So, we have situations where children may feel that they can use these in a school ground.” Worse still, Van Buynder suggested non-nicotine flavoured e-cigarette vaporizers could be a gateway to smoking tobacco.

Flavoured e-cigarettes are clearly aimed at the teenage market and pose a danger to the progress made against smoking cessation. “It’s going to make children used to holding cigarettes, sucking on cigarettes,” he said. “This is a very retrograde step and a huge risk to our tobacco control programs.” A Tsawwassen father recently discovered that non-nicotine e-cigarettes are easily obtainable by children when his 11-year-old son showed up with one. Joe Braico said on Dec. 24 his son Luca and his friends walked into the Tsawwassen Lottery Ticket Centre and bought the blueberry-flavoured electronic cigarette at a cost of $10. One of his son’s friends had bought one there earlier in the week and thought it was “pretty cool” so he wanted one for himself. The product, called eZee Cig, is a disposable electronic vaporizer replica cigarette with an advertised 600 puffs. It glows when the person inhales and then releases a realistic puff of smoke. “The concern we have, besides our child trying to emulate smoking, is the lack of morals or common sense when it comes to the sale of such items,” said Braico.

❙ Nicotine-free electronic cigarettes like the eZee Cig are currently legal to sell to minors. The eZee Cig’s packaging says it is not a smoking cessation device, is not associated with any health claim and is not intended to be used with nicotine. Although the package states it is “intended for use by persons of legal smoking age,” it is not regulated under the Food and Drug Act by Health Canada and is legal to sell to children. In 2010 Health Canada made it illegal for retailers to sell tobacco prod- A3

Grad rates on the rise

ucts flavoured with vanilla, banana, cherry, or other taste sensations that may appeal to children. Ezee Cig comes in flavours of blueberry, cherry, chocolate, grape, menthol, and tobacco. E-cigarettes with nicotine delivery meant for smoking cessation are regulated under the Food and Drug Act and restricted to use for adults over the age of 19. But replica cigarettes like these remain legal for sale to minors. Tsawwassen Lottery Centre store owner Jasper Lee said Braico is the first person to complain about the product. When asked whether he’s sold the cigarette to other children, he said it’s popular amongst all ages. “Even the people who buy real nicotine cigarettes are buying it,” he said. Van Buynder said health authorities are working to pressure the federal government to regulate e-cigarettes in the same way as other tobacco products, including vaporizers like eZee Cig. “We want to make sure that all of our tobacco legislation–whether it’s municipal or hospital-based–changes in order to make it clear that we’re not interested in having e-cigarettes, with or without nicotine or tobacco or any other form available within our sights,” he said.

More students in the Delta School District are graduating, according to a sixyear trend published in the Superintendent’s Annual Report. Over the past five years, the Delta District’s average six-year completion rate has been 86.2 per cent, compared to the provincial average of 80.9 per cent. As well, Delta’s graduation rates for students with aboriginal ancestry is nearly five per cent above the provincial average of 59.4. However, the report noted areas of focus are required for students deemed “at-risk” and with aboriginal ancestry. Intellectual engagement among Grade 10s also scored a low mark when compared to the national average. The report is based on SD37’s new achievement contract for 201215.

Idea of blanket $1 bridge tolls flawed, according to critic ❙ Jeff Nagel


The idea of a reformed, consistent and fair system of bridge tolls in Metro Vancouver charging no more than $1 at every crossing has been repeatedly suggested by some area mayors, but one transportation observer warns the numbers don’t add up. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts repeated the idea Jan. 16, proposing a TransLink referendum question to impose small tolls at all bridg-

es, while reducing the ble across the region and Metro Vancouver gas tax having a coordinated, inand continuing to limit tegrated transportation TransLink property tax infrastructure plan.” increases to three per Patrick Johnstone, cent per year. a New Westminster “It should be under a blogger, says $1 tolls dollar,” Watts said of unimay sound appealing versal bridge tolls that but they wouldn’t genwould replace the higher erate anywhere near charges at the Port Mann Dianne Watts the amount of money and Golden Ears Bridges. TransLink needs to em“It’s not about tolling bark on ambitious tranpieces of infrastructure at a high sit upgrades, including rapid tranrate. It’s about being fair and equita- sit extensions in Surrey and along

Broadway in Vancouver. Johnstone added up daily traffic counts from 2012 for 11 major Metro bridges to arrive at an estimate of $320 million in potential annual tolls, based on 875,000 daily crossings. But he said $220 million must be deducted to cover the annual payments the province and TransLink makes to the builders of the Port Mann and Golden Ears Bridges. “At most, in the best case of 11 bridges, you’re getting about $100 million in annual revenue,” he said.


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That’s just seven per cent of TransLink’s $1.4-billion budget. “We’re not talking about the amount of money we need over the next 10 or 15 years,” Johnstone said. “I’m not against the idea of fair tolling. But a dollar isn’t enough if you actually want to raise money.” The crossings Johnstone included in his calculation were the Massey Tunnel and the Lions Gate, Ironworkers Memorial, Golden Ears, Port Mann, Pattullo, Alex Fraser, Pitt River, Arthur Laing, Oak Street and Knight Street bridges.


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Delta bylaw would allow cogeneration power at greenhouses ❙ Adrian MacNair


❙ Lydia Ryall, 29, was named 2014 B.C. and Yukon Outstanding Young Farmer by a program that recognizes the contributions, achievements, and successes of young farmers. Adrian MacNair photo

Ladner’s Lydia Ryall named Outstanding Young Farmer ❙ Adrian MacNair


If more women are breaking the “grass ceiling” in agriculture then Ladner’s Lydia Ryall is a perfect example of it. The 29-year-old owner of Cropthorne Farm on Westham Island is the 2014 recipient of the B.C. Outstanding Young Farmer award, given annually to farmers under the age of 40 who demonstrate success through innovation in agriculture. Not only is she the first sole recipient of the award dating back to 1980, she is the first woman whose name will appear without her husband. But Ryall says she doesn’t really think much about her gender. “I think sometimes how I am a small person, or petite woman, and so if anything I get frustrated that I’m not bigger because I want to be able to lift things more,” she says, laughing. Ryall isn’t the only woman putting in long hours and hard work at Cropthorne Farm every day. Her sister Rachel helps on the four-hectare


certified organic mixed vegetable and free-range poultry operation. Rachel has two daughters who watch the sisters work and drive a tractor every day, which means there could be more female farmers down the road. “I’m happy to provide them with a positive role model–as in yes, women can be doing this and they are,” she says. Ryall says farming is a rewarding, family-oriented career which provides for the next generation. “Whether it be your own children or someone young coming on to the farm to take it on.” Ryall prepared for a career in agriculture through her education. She owns an agriculture diploma and degree from Olds College in Alberta and the University of Lethbridge, respectively. She also comes from a farming background. Her parents ran as equal partners in greenhouse operations for years before retiring two years ago. At that time they relocated from 41B Street in Ladner to Westham Island and helped set

up her new business off Tamboline Road. Instead of turning to conventional farming Ryall chose organics, which she says reduces the economic inputs in crop farming. That frees up money to spend in other areas of the business. “It’s kind of on trend toward what customers are looking for,” she says. “That’s part of it but it’s also a pretty natural and easy way to grow.” Ryall runs a Community Supported Agriculture program, offering buyers 20 weeks of fresh produce at $27.50 per box. Each box provides between eight and 11 different varieties of fresh, seasonal vegetable every week for five months. She uses the pre-orders as seed capital–quite literally–to purchase seeds for the growing season. Each year the B.C. Outstanding Young Farmers Program receives nominations from individuals, organizations and industry. Regional finalists are honoured at the BC Agriculture Council gala dinner in Abbotsford. A national award will be designated in Quebec City in the fall.

Delta Council has given first and second readings to a zoning amendment bylaw that would allow greenhouse operations on agriculturally zoned properties to combine heat and power generation facilities. The use of combined heat and power generation fuelled by natural gas is becoming increasingly attractive to greenhouse operators as a way to reduce energy costs and increase the availability of CO2 to enhance crop production. Cogeneration involves using a combined heat and power engine to produce thermal and electrical energy. Combined heat and power engines also release CO2 that can be captured and used as a fertilizer in greenhouse operations. Delta’s bylaws currently do not allow for cogeneration facilities on agriculturally zoned land. The zoning amendment would follow recent land use standards adopted by the Ministry of Agriculture in May 2013. However, the municipality has allowed exemptions in the past. Maxim Power (now owned by Village Farms) in North Delta was granted a license to use landfill gas as a fuel source in 2002. Over the past three years, there have been five other applications to establish alternative energy production facilities, including natural gas-powered cogeneration facilities. Seabreeze Farms in North Delta and Longo/Earth Renu on Annacis Island have applications to produce bio-gas for sale to FortisBC, but the bylaw amendment before council will only address natural gas cogeneration. There are currently four rezoning applications for cogeneration facilities associated with greenhouse operations in Delta. Maxim Power in North Delta is applying for combined heat and power generators from landfill gas, while Village Farms in North Delta and Houweling Nurseries and VanMarrewyk/ Aljane Greenhouses in Ladner are applying for natural gas permits. The Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) approved the latter application on Oct. 22, 2013. As the need for and utility of cogeneration facilities for greenhouses in Delta grows, Delta’s planning director Jeff Day said Delta should consider including it as a standard use in agricultural zoning so that rezoning is not required for each facility. Combined heat and power engines would not entirely replace natural gas boilers. A combination of the two systems is necessary to obtain the higher heat provided by boilers at certain times of the year, however continuous operation of combined heat and power engines consumes almost twice the natural gas as a standard boiler to obtain the same thermal energy. Running them requires that the additional fuel cost be offset by the electricity produced to light the greenhouses and CO2 for greenhouse crop fertilization. The surplus electricity would be sold to BC Hydro. It is expected that the cogeneration system would produce a net surplus of electricity even when high intensity lighting is utilized by the greenhouse. However, the bylaw would restrict cogeneration primarily for internal use. “The intent of the bylaw is to ensure that the size of the cogenerating plant will be specifically for use within the farm,” said Day. “There’s not the intention that it will become a money-making effort just selling to the grid.”

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❙ Tsawwassen’s David Hoar is co-author of the cookbook Cooks Afloat!, which incorporates many ingredients found in the waters of the B.C. coast. Robert Mangelsdorf photo


A delicious bounty awaits under the sea I

t’s no secret that the blue waters that surround South Delta offer a bounty of delicious seafood. But according to local cookbook author David Hoar, that seafood needn’t be limited to fish and shellfish. Hoar and his wife Noreen Rudd are featured presenters at the annual Vancouver International Boat Show, which runs until Sunday, Jan. 26. Authors of Cooks Afloat! and Grilling & Beyond, the couple has spent more than 20 years cruising B.C.’s coastal waters, all the while experimenting with the gastronomic delights it contains. The couple, who live in Tsawwassen when not on their 42-foot trawler Pacific Sapphire, will be sharing their knowledge with their seminar, “Catching, Harvesting and Cooking with Bounty from the Sea.” Hoar is a retired molecular biologist and grew up on the water with his father, who was a biologist with UBC. Hoar, himself, worked with the department of Fisheries and Oceans, and after their careers took the couple to Calgary, the two decided to move back to the coast in 1991 upon their retirement and spend much of their time on their trawler. “There were so many places up the coast I wanted to see, and the only way to do it is by boat,” he says. The couple typically leave dry land behind in May and don’t return until September, so learning to cook with what’s at hand is a necessity.

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Keep e-cigs out of kids hands


new product has hit store shelves with the potential to do great harm. Electronic nicotine-free cigarette-style vaporizers are designed to give smokers the pleasure and feeling of smoking a cigarette, without the nicotine and carcinogenic smoke. Indeed, for many, these products may be useful in helping them to quit smoking by providing a healthier substitute. But since the product doesn’t contain nicotine and smoke, it is currently unregulated, and legal to sell to minors. This is problematic, because while e-cigarettes may be nicotine- and smoke-free, their use by children normalizes and glamourizes tobacco, and could encourage them to take up smoking real cigarettes. Many electronic cigarettes come in fruity flavours, which seem to be geared specifically for children. In 2010, Health Canada made it illegal for retailers to sell tobacco products flavoured with vanilla, banana, cherry, or other taste sensations that may appeal to children. No restriction applies to e-cigarettes, however. And it doesn’t make sense to expect shop owners to take it upon themselves to restrict the sale of a legal product out of some moral duty we may think they should have to the community. They are in business to do business, and will operate within the bounds of the law. Which is why the laws need to change, with the sale of these products restricted to adults only. Some jurisdictions are already placing restrictions on their use. Nova Scotia’s health ministry recently proposed banning e-cigarettes from bars and restaurants, whether the devices contain nicotine or not. This week, Fraser Health chief medical health officer Paul Van Buynder suggested non-nicotine flavoured e-cigarette vaporizers could be a gateway to smoking tobacco, and thus should be restricted. It’s time the provincial government caught up to this new technology, and ensure it stays out of the hands of children. -South Delta Leader

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Neil Young hits nerve on Big Oil


ou knew that when the Prime Minister’s Office put out a press release in response to Neil Young’s anti-oil sands tour that he’d struck a nerve with the Big Oil lobbyists cozying up to Ottawa’s politburo. A lot of nasty things have been said about one of Canada’s most beloved singers in the past week, most of them hurled by Albertans who enjoy the zero per cent sales tax that a productive oil sands affords them. If you haven’t heard, Neil Young has been donating the proceeds from several benefit concerts to the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation who are fighting against expansion of the oil sands in Northern Alberta. For abiding by his conscience, he’s been called naive, dishonest, hypocritical, and some have even taken to the tried, tested, and true Michael Ignatieff smear campaign tactic of questioning his nationality. Is he just visiting? Where does this jerk live, anyway? Speaking of Michael Ignatieff, I attended one of his lectures when he visited UBC in 2010 during his pan-Canada tour of academia. In the middle of his

question and answer period he was accosted by some environmental activists who hectored him on his oil sands stance. “I’m not going to establish [my credibility] by running against an industry that employs thousands of Canadians and contributes $6 billion to the federal treasury,” he said, to mixed applause. And that’s the problem, isn’t it? How does one criticize the environmental damage of the oil sands without also implicitly threatening the livelihood of Canadians? After all, that $6 billion also helps pay for environmental agencies and initiatives undertaken by the federal government. Tax revenues generated from environmentally destructive bitumen extraction in Northern Alberta will help to pay for the environmental assessment of Roberts Bank Terminal 2. But that doesn’t mean people like Neil Young don’t have valid criticisms to make about the oil sands. Even if it doesn’t put out more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than all the automobiles in Canada, doesn’t look like the aftermath of the Hiroshima atomic bomb, and isn’t an open pit mine the size of England, there are still some disturbing facts about all three.

According to Big Oil itself (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) the oil sands emit five per cent of Canada’s GHG emissions, a number that will grow in size as the industrial footprint increases to 140,000 square kilometres. For reference, our entire province emitted 59.1 million tonnes of GHG in 2011, a number which is only marginally higher than the 55 million tonnes emitted by the oil sands alone. And to think we’re the ones paying a carbon tax. But perhaps the biggest issue lost in the in the whole debate is why Young is doing this in the first place. “Our issue is not whether the natural resource sector is a fundamental part of the country,” Young said last week. “Our issue is with the government breaking treaties with the First Nation and plundering the natural resources the First Nation has rights to under the treaties.”

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Letters to the editor Coal port’s benefit overstated Re: “Fraser coal port will create jobs,” Letters, Jan. 17, 2014. “The project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental, socio-economic or health effects...” I do not trust this study as it is vague and is also dependent on the implementation of controlled operations and practices. I would like to know exactly what kind of health effect is considered “significant” and what the odds are of it happening. Would the environmental effect from an accident, similar to the coal spillage that recently happened in Burnaby, be considered as “significant”? Or not? A more in-depth, independent study must be done. I also disagree with Mark Gordienko’s statement that the transportation of thermal coal is a critical part of our economy, since the coal being transported originates

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in the U.S.. The horrendous pollution from burning coal overseas does not stay there, it is detrimental to the entire planet, including us! Would that be considered a “significant” effect? Leslie Slack Delta Re: “Port says review panel won’t slow down T2,” Han. 17, 2014. This story quotes Roger Emsley suggesting Port Metro Vancouver is “ducking key issues” surrounding biofilm and the importance of its presence in the Fraser River Estuary. On the contrary, since early 2012, Port Metro Vancouver has been conducting a number of baseline field studies (which characterize current conditions) at Roberts Bank and the surrounding areas to collect information to be used as a part of the environmental assessment of the project, including specific studies regarding biofilm. In addition, between November 2012 and March 2013 (prior to formally entering the

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Environmental Assessment process), Port Metro Vancouver initiated four technical advisory group (TAG) workshops to proactively gather input from the scientific community to help guide studies pertaining to shorebirds and biofilm. Participants included key regulatory agencies and leading experts on Biofilm from around the world. The Port Community Liaison Committee for Delta, of which Mr. Emsley is a member, has been informed about our ongoing field studies on multiple occasions, including a presentation on biofilm on Nov. 27, 2012. The terms of reference for the field studies, and a summary report of our TAG process, are currently available on the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 website. Visit for more information. We encourage anyone who is interested to sign up for our monthly field studies email updates. Cliff Stewart Vice President, Infrastructure Delivery Port Metro Vancouver

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❙ Community focus ❙ Delta Mayor Lois Jackson drops the puck for Delta Police Chief Jim Cessford and Delta Fire Chief Dan Copeland. Contributed photo

Fire and police set for Battle of the Badges ❙ staff writer

Members of the Delta fire and police departments are set to face-off this Saturday in the first ever Battle of the Badges at Sungod Arena. What started as an idea for a friendly hockey game between Delta Police Department and Delta Fire Department’s hockey teams has turned into a much larger event bringing together the teams and the community they serve. Members of the Delta Fire Department and Delta Police Department usually skate together as one team under the Delta Bulls name, but for this one night they will be facing off against each for the ultimate bragging rights, says organizer Const. Mo Parry, captain of the Delta Police team. “We then thought we could open the game to the public and try and raise a little bit of money for charity,” said Parry. “When some of our local businesses heard about the idea and asked to help out, it really just took off.” One hundred per cent of the proceeds from the game

will be going to the Delta Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, Special Olympics, and Cops for Cancer. The teams are getting some expert help, with Canucks announcer and former CKNW sportscaster John Ashbridge emceeing the event. Former NHLer (Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders) and now Delta Firefighter Gary Nylund will be on the bench coaching his coworkers on the Delta Fire team. Grant Armstrong, Director of Player Personnel for the Victoria Royals WHL team will be assisting the Delta Police team. After the final whistle, the Chief of the losing team will have to suffer the indignity of presenting the trophy to the winners, and at a later date serving them a catered lunch while wearing the winning team’s jersey. With the assistance of donations from local companies Westshore Terminals, Westcoast Instant Lawns, Delta Pacific Benefit Brokers, and MK Delta Lands the organizing team has been able to pur-

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chase blocks of tickets to the game to give out to Grade 4, 5, and 6 students from Delta Schools, North and South Delta Minor Hockey Associations, and the Boys & Girls Clubs operating in North and South Delta. There will be a sponsored photo booth at the game, allowing spectators to have their photos taken trying on police and fire gear, as well as other interactive police and fire booths. Delta Police K9 units and trauma dog “Caber” will be on scene for meet-and-greets, and White Spot will be bringing their mobile kitchen to cook up burgers by donation. In between periods, each department will be doing an interactive demonstration. Sponsors have also donated prizes and giveaways which will be handed out at the game, including free T-shirts and embroidered rally towels for the children in attendance. • Battle of the Badges takes place at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Sungod Arena. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 kids (two to 13 years). For more information, visit

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With the high school basketball season in full swing, varsity teams in Ladner and Tsawwassen set their sights on a berth in the B.C. finals

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❙ From left: SDSS girls’ captain Taylor Bamford, DSS boys’ captain Ryan Cowley, SDSS boys’ captain Sam Pritchard, and DSS girls’ captain Bobby Milford. Adrian MacNair


he 2014 B.C. high school basketball season is proving to be a time of new beginnings for the four senior teams here in Ladner and Tsawwassen. Both Delta Secondary School’s boys and girls teams, as well as South Delta Secondary School’s boys and girls team each have a new coach at the helm this year. This week, the South Delta Leader takes a look at the four local programs as the high school basketball season heats up ahead of playoffs next month.

DSS Pacers boys Head coach Tim Whitehead may be new to the world of coaching AAAA high school basketball, but his b-ball pedigree is long and impressive. After his high school playing career at Southridge School in Surrey came to an end, Whitehead went on to play for Douglas College, where he won a national championship. While an injury curtailed his collegiate playing career, Whitehead wasted no time moving to coaching, and became the assistant coach for the Douglas College Royals. Whitehead moved on to UBC, where he completed his masters degree, and when the opportunity came to coach at DSS with the departure of Matt McKay to SFU, Whitehead says he jumped at the chance. “I’m friends with some Delta alumni, and they thought I’d be a suitable replacement,” he says. “I was just in the right place at the right time.” This year’s team looks to improve on last year’s 6-4 record in league play, and are off to a 1-0 start so far this year. Whitehead says he has tried to introduce a dynamic college-style defensive system to the team, and encourage uptempo play.


“We have a good amount of talent to compete with the elite teams in B.C.,” says Whitehead. “If we play hard we have a chance to win every time out.” The 2014 edition of the Delta Pacers senior boys’ basketball team are Bowen Bakken, Colton Bakken, Adrian Blanco, Ryan Cowley, Mackenzie Falk, Andrew Jones, Michael Lee, Erik Lister, Gurpaul Teja, Gurpreet Teja, Mark Trotman, and Patrick Villa.

DSS Pacers girls It wasn’t so long ago that head coach Rachel Bock was a student at Delta Secondary. Bock graduated DSS in 2010, but she never really left, after getting roped into coaching the school’s Grade 8 girls’ team the next year. Bock has followed that group of girls through the junior ranks and this year coaches them at the senior level for the first time. While this year’s team is young, with only three senior players, the time spent playing together over the past three years is paying dividends. “We’re not an overly tall team, but we are quick and we work well as a team,” says Bock. The Pacers play an uptempo game built around a suffocating man-to-man defence and a fast break offence. The team has a 4-4 record so far this season in the Fraser Valley AAA Tier 2 Zone 2 league. The 2014 edition of the Delta Pacers senior girls’ basketball team are Zoe Gillis, Bobby Milford, Melissa Seidel, Jessie Lynes, Bianca Copeland, Maryah Copeland, Leslie Antic, Jessica Van Ryk, Angela Noguer, Natalie Baltzer, Taylor Rana, and Abby Parson.

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SDSS Sun Devils boys While Sun Devils coach Kirk Bullough is new to South Delta Secondary School, he’s no stranger to senior boys’ basketball. Bullough is the former coach for the Sands Scorpions senior boys’ team, and has coached extensively at the junior level at Delta Secondary and Vancouver Tech. He takes over a Sun Devils team that is admittedly in a rebuilding year, with only two Grade 12s on the roster. Since every player on the team falls between five-foot-10 and six-foot-two, Bullough says that makes running a single post difficult. “We don’t have any big men, so there’s no centres, no forwards,” he says. “I’m trying to have them play multi-positional.” The team’s relative inexperience - two players have never played organized basketball before - means Bullough has had to keep things basic this year. But the team has shown signs of improvement over the past month, and that bodes well for next year. “The school does a great job of supporting us,” says Bullough. “SDSS has a great sports history, and we’re going to continue that.” The 2014 edition of the South Delta Sun Devils senior boys’ basketball team are Brad Bramah, Gordon Cooper, Ryley Esler, Hayden Grant, Liam Jantzi, Teegan Johnston, Rishab Lamba, Dylan Lamontagne, Spencer Mallard, Sam Pritchard, Trevor Raderecht, Colin Stroh, and Steven Yin.

SDSS Sun Devils girls Like her counterpart at Delta Secondary, Sun Devils girls’ coach Cheryl Kris-

tiansen has been coaching the same group of girls since they were at the Grade 8 level. Last year her junior team were District Champions and this year, she’s hoping her girls can finish at the top of the Fraser Valley AAA Tier 2 Zone 2 standings. “It’s been very rewarding to watch them develop as individual players, team mates and as young women,” she says. Kristiansen played basketball at the University of Manitoba and played many years in a women’s league in Winnipeg before moving to B.C. This year’s edition of the Sun Devils girls’ squad is made up of good mix of players in Grades 10 to 12, with most athletes playing multiple sports at competitive levels. The team has already had considerable success this season, having won the St. Pat’s Shamrock Tournament in Vancouver last month. The Sun Devils are already off to a 4-1 record in league play, with their only loss coming to Seaquam by a twopoint buzzer-beater. “In any given game, many players step up offensively to contribute to team scoring,” says Kristiansen. “Very often we have two or three players in double-digit scoring and others with three to four baskets each to contribute to the team effort.” The 2014 edition of the South Delta Sun Devils senior girls’ basketball team are Taylor Bamford, Christine Howlett, Jasmine Crump, Lauren Dewar, Miranda Schulz, Jessica Hasker, Jill Calvert, Kathryn Lehmann, Rebecca Dewar, Julia Adams, and Kassidy Nicholls.

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New ice resurfacing technology powered by cold water and natural gas could have huge environmental and monetary savings for municipalities and ice rinks in B.C. Tilbury Ice Arena is one of 10 selected in the province for FortisBC's 10-week pilot project that will use REALice technology on their zambonis. Although new to North America, the technology has already been installed in 250 arenas across Europe. It was recently showcased in Malmo, Sweden, during the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. In fact, it was through this international exposure that Jim Kobialko, FortisBC's innovative technologies manager, became aware of the technology, which is developed by the company H2O Vortex/Watreco in Luxembourg. "At FortisBC we promote the adoption of innovative energy saving and technology across B.C. and we consistently look at technology that will save natural gas," he said. The company estimates that the

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10 arenas will realize natural gas savings to the equivalent of heating 316 homes for a year over the pilot project, and reduce carbon emissions to the equivalent of removing 300 cars from the road. "Anytime you reduce the use of natural gas you reduce carbon emissions," said Sarah Smith, Fortis' director of energy efficiency and conservation. "But of course it's not only an emission reduction. Saving natural gas and electricity also reduces the cost to municipalities and ice rink operators." The projected annual natural gas savings range between 600 and 1,000 gigajoules and electrical savings of 50,000 kilowatt hours. That could translate to an energy cost savings of between $1,200 and $1,500 each month. Kobialko said those estimates are conservative and the pilot project will better quantify the savings associated with the installation. "Our goal in this pilot is to an objective observer so we don't make any warranties about the technology or the quality of the ice, but we are monitoring both the savings and the ice quality," he said.

The energy savings arise from the fact that this H2O Vortex technology allows for the use of cold water to resurface the ice. Typically, in the process of making ice the water has be heated up so there aren't any bubbles that will make a rough surface. The technology uses a spinning "vortex" to eliminate the microbubbles present in cold water, which in turn reduces natural gas consumption and the electrical demand from the refrigeration system under the ice surface. With more than 200 ice hockey arenas in B.C. alone, Fortis sees a big opportunity for the technology. So does the Corporation of Delta. "It makes Delta and this arena an attractive option for sports teams and events, as most people and organizations are conscious of environmental impact these days,” said Coun. Robert Campbell, who also serves as chair of Delta’s parks, recreation and culture commission. Fortis has invested $300,000 in funding 100 per cent of the equipment for the pilot project in all 10 participating municipalities.

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• The South Delta Evergreen Garden Club is repeating its popular three-week series of beginner gardening classes to get you on the road to gardening. This week’s topic is Identification: What you have and what you want. All classes are free and take place at Ladner Pioneer Library at 7 p.m.

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ollywood films which depict homes of the future often show users swiping augmented reality screens with their fingers to access information, turn on appliances, or set their security system. And while those technological marvels may seem far-fetched, the truth is that many of them are already available for purchase today. Tsawwassen architect Peter Dandyk says many homeowners are retrofitting and replacing appliances in their homes with modern technologies that incorporate Internet connectivity and smartphone calibration. “It’s an area that’s changing very quickly,” he says. “It also gets into lighting and other sorts of things.” Last month the company Nest released a smoke and

carbon monoxide detector with mobile device connectivity that allows users to remotely calibrate and silence false alarms with the wave of a hand through the air. Although the cost of such items is still high, making it unlikely homebuilders will make such installations standard any time soon, Dandyk says like any technology the price will eventually come down. “They’re making advances at an incredible rate and the thing that’s making it workable is as this stuff gets miniaturized and cheaper and pervasive and your smartphone gets smarter and smarter it just makes all of that stuff more doable.” It’s not just high tech devices in the home which could become standard, but high tech energy efficiency. Dandyk says the Northgate project at 18th Avenue and 56th Street in Tsawwassen

will incorporate geothermal energy. More properly known as geoexchange, the buildings will use the heat sync from the stored solar energy in the earth to warm buildings in the winter and cool them in the summer. “We’re able to do load sharing between the different buildings,” explains Dandyk. “So when one building may be dumping heat to cool the office building you can reclaim that heat and use it somewhere else in the system for one of the other uses, such as domestic hot water.” Century Group’s Southlands cottages will incorporate cutting-edge green technology, such as permeable parking pads with bio-filtration of pollutants, bio-filtration swales which are designed to filter water discharged into the storm water system, heat recovery

ventilation which is between 60 to 80 per cent energy efficient, and an on-demand hot water system which runs at 91 per cent energy efficient. Brad Semke, project manager on the Southlands, is most proud of the hot water system, which consumes substantially less space than a traditional hot water tank, permitting the home buyer to function more efficiently in a smaller space. As real estate becomes more expensive, every square foot or metre becomes a valuable commodity. Semke says the motto “better lives through better design” is what makes the Century Group plan ideal for the market. With less than half the energy footprint of the average Tsawwassen home, Semke says there’s no sacrifice in quality of life. By having a more efficient home that

❙ Tsawwassen architect Peter Dandyk says new household technologies will become more affordable as they become widely adopted. Adrian MacNair photo

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The Delta Ice Hawks let a win slip through their fingers Tuesday night at the Ladner Leisure Centre as the visiting Grandview Steelers scored three unanswered goals - including two on the powerplay - in the third period to come back and beat the home team by a score of 4-3. Penalties once again cost the local junior B hockey club, as the Ice Hawks were assessed 77 minutes in penalties and misconducts, compared to 43 by the Steelers. After taking an early 2-0 lead thanks to power play goals from Liam Fordy and Mak Barden in the first period, the Ice Hawks spent much of the rest of the game in the penalty box themselves. Delta allowed three powerplay goals in the second and third periods on nine opportunities, while getting outshot 30-16. The Steeler comeback started late in the second period with a powerplay goal from Christopher Seto. Connor Fortems restored Delta’s two-goallead early in the third period with an even strength goal just 23 seconds in. However, it was all Grandview in the late stages of the game as Cameron Seto scored on the powerplay at the eight-minute-mark. Mitchell Steinke added another powerplay goal for the Steelers five minutes later to tie the game at 3-3. Christopher Seto scored his second goal

❙ Delta Ice Hawks goalie Scott Lapp streches to make a save Tuesday night at the Ladner Leisure Centre against the Grandview Steelers. The Steelers won the game 4-3. Jim Kinnear photo of the night with less than three minutes remaining to seal the victory for Grandview, as Delta was unable to tie things up despite pulling goalie Scott Lapp for the final 38 seconds. The Ice Hawks are the most penalized team in the Pacific Junior Hockey League, with a total of 1,296 minutes in penalties and misconducts assessed so far this season, for an average of more than 33 minutes per game.

The North Delta Devils have the second-most team penalty minutes, with 1,054, while the Richmond Sockeyes, who beat the Ice Hawks 6-2 last Thursday and lead the Tom Shaw Conference, have only 331 minutes assessed this season. The Ice Hawks are currently third in the Tom Shaw Conference with 45 points, putting them 12 points behind the Sockeyes,

and six points behind the North Vancouver Wolf Pack, which they need to catch to ensure home ice advantage in the playoffs next month. The Delta Ice Hawks are back in action tonight (Friday) on the road against the Ridge Meadows Flames, before returning home on Tuesday, Feb. 4, to host the Wolf Pack. Game time is at 7:30 p.m.

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The annual Delta Triathlon has once again filled up in record time, with all 350 spaces for adult competitors filling up in under an hour and 15 minutes. The race, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2014, features a sprintlength course consisting of a 600-metre swim, 20km-cycle, and a 5km run. Kids aged 12 to

15 can take part in a shortened race with a 300-metre swim, a 7.5km bike ride, and a 2km run, while those aged eight to 11 have a 100-metre swim, a 3.75km bike ride, and a 1km run. There’s still room left for the kids races, but the spots are filling up fast says race organizer Jessica George. This year’s event will take place Saturday, April 26, and will once again be based out of the Ladner Leisure Centre, where the swim


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portion of the race and the transition zones will be located. The race is one of the first Lower Mainland triathlons of the year, and is popular with athletes for a variety of reasons, says George. “It’s popular because it’s a very flat route, the layout of the transition zones works well, and the volunteers do a great job of helping everything run smoothly,” she says. For those still wanting to get involved with

the Delta Triathlon, race organizers are still looking for volunteers. The triathlon requires a legion of 250 volunteers who donate their time and efforts to make the event a success. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to contact the volunteer coordinator by e-mail at or by phone at 604-946-3288. For more information on the race, including course maps, visit

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The U-12 Ladner Celtic boys’ soccer team captured the Premier-level crown at the Pacific Northwest Soccer Winter Classic in Seattle earlier this month, taking on teams from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and B.C. The tournament is the largest in the Greater Seattle area and draws the area’s best teams in competition for a fiercely contested cup. The Ladner boys competed at the Premier Level and managed a perfect 5-0 record on their way to the title. Each game saw the Celtic fall behind in the score, only to battle back for the win. The team finished the tournament with 16 goals for, while al-

lowing eight against. “The boys fought tirelessly in each and every game and came away with the victory,” said coach Jack Torok. “It speaks volumes to the boys’ mental toughness, to not even consider a loss.” This the Celtic’s second tournament win in as many years. The U-12 Ladner Celtic continue their Division 1 season upon their return and hope to make it to the League Cup Final again in 2014. The U-12 Ladner Celtic consist of Evan Paterson, Braedy Euerby, Samuel Wilkinson, Kian Mackie, Aman Hundal, Dawson Baker, Jack Chadd, Quinn Torok, Ben Kraemer, Zac Sherwin, Ravail Nijjar, Otto Willborn, Josh Bermel, Jonah Jackson and Carter Torok. They are coached by Jack Torok and Doug Wilkinson.

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It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes for typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement.


1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555. Save-On Roofing - Specializing in New Roofs, Re-Roofs & Repairs. 778-892-1266





CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL Best Rates. 1.800.663.1818

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Anti-Aging Business Goldmine! #1 Baby Boomer Market in U.S. Prime Turn-key locations available. $12K (min. Invest) = 50K+ Yearly! Call today: 888-900-8276 24/7 EXCITING NEW CANADIAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Available in your area! Min inv req’d. For more info, call 866-945-6409 GET FREE VENDING MACHINES. Can Earn $100,000.00 + Per Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 Years. Protected Territories. Full Details CALL NOW 1-866-668-6629. Website WWW.TCVEND.COM.






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

Please E-mail Resume:

There is a CRITICAL need for Medical Transcriptionists across Canada. Work from Home. CanScribe graduates welcome and encouraged to apply. Apply through MTR at

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



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


• Renovations • Repairs • Maintenance • Painting A15

Friday, January 24, 2014

South Delta Leader Friday, January 24, 2014 A15













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



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

All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833

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



Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!!

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

REAL ESTATE CHIHUAHUA’S - Reg’d microchipped, cert. of pedigree, health records, shots, dewormed, paper trained, $795. 604-353-8750

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

LABRADINGER (Lab/Springer X) pups, ready to go now, $500. Med size dogs. Call/text (604)845-3972 MINI DACHSHUND PUPPIES, born Dec 11th. M&F. unique smooth coat silver dapple and black & tan piebald. Raised by 12 yr old girl in 4H dog obediance. Well socialized. 1st shots & dewormed. $800/ea (will go toward education fund) Call: 604820-4827 (Mission).



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

Pitt Bull Puppies, $500. Born Nov.17, first shots, dewormed, vet checked, 604.763.3125

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

Yorkshire Terrier, 3/mo old female Shots & dewormed. Vet checked Black & tan. $800. 604-828-2806




TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT!

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778


Fully Furnished & Equipped Like New Townhouse. Only 3 years old. Immaculate Deluxe, 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Flr. to ceiling storage + storage rm. in garage. 6 s/s appli. d/w, w/d, Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. Covered patio lower & outdoor patio upper. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping. NO Smoking inside & NO Pets! $2299/month. Available March 1.


EAVES TOWING Cash paid for all scrap cars running or not, with or without wheels or registration.

Call: (778)319-6860 The Scrapper or 604-897-1546



Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402




Minimum $200 for Complete full-size Vehicles


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



WHITE ROCK avail March 1. 2 bdrm sunny, lower suite w/own driveway, level entry & walkout patio area. Ocean view, only 2 min to White Rock pier & 5 min to uptown shops & restaurants. Quiet, no-through traffic street. 1 bath, in-suite lndry & gas f/p. All utils & heat incl. $1300/mo NP/NS. Refs req please. Anytime after 6pm 604-535-5899. TSAWWASSEN: New 1 BDRM legal suite. 6 appliances. In-suite lndry. Avail. now. 604-948-0744




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

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ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 778-868-9342


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2007 MERCEDES. A luxury car like no other. This fully loaded Mercedes S550 4-Matic S class. Premium and comfort package includes - navigation, voice command, heated and cooled seats, power rear shades and blinds, premium sound system, panoramic roofs both front and rear. Absolutely has it all. Very clean inside and out. No accidents. 150,000 km. Asking $26,900 obo. Contact me via email for further information at:

Sold Your House? Downsizing? Renovating? Just bring Your Clothes.

LADNER - DUPLEX 5865 48A Ave.



Short Term or Long term


Renovated. 4 Bdrms, 2 baths, newer appli’s & huge backyard. NS/NP. Avail now. $1750/mo. Atira PM 604-535-8080 ext 225






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



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REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (AMENDED) LEASED OFFICE SPACE - Delta, B.C. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is seeking information on the availability of leased office space meeting the following criteria: Minimum of 310 square meters (3,300 sq ft) of office space with 11 reserved parking stalls plus visitors’ parking; located South of the Fraser River, West of 120th Street, North of Boundary Bay waterfront and East of 57th Street, with easy access to HWY 99 or HWY 91. Please provide Building Address, Size, Base Rent plus NNN, Number and Type of parking; include Contact Name, telephone number. Information must be received no later than Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM. Send to: Any questions, please call: 778-290-2782 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.

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


Size not exactly as shown


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Friday, January 24, 2014

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Fresh & Crisp

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Roma Tomatoes

Head Lettuce

Jumbo Avocados

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79¢ ea

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Fresh & Tasty (1 pint clamshell)


3 boxes

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Grape Tomatoes

Jumbo Pomelos

for $5.00

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January 24, 2014 edition of the South Delta Leader

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