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South, it would require about 5,100 signatures. Enair believes that number will be achieved very soon. Petitions will be available at Save-On-Foods in Ladner today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The
The Delta school district won’t start a hockey academy at English Bluff Elementary this fall, but that doesn’t mean another elementary school won’t have the chance for one in the future. After meeting with parents last week, acting superintendent Garnet Ayres issued a letter to English Bluff parents Tuesday advising them the idea won’t be pursued for the Tsawwassen school. He wrote it was not the intention of the district to have the school or community divided on the matter. The district would be happy to again engage parents in conversation if they brought forward another program idea, he wrote. His letter also stated the district will “continue exploring the opportunity with alternate communities of interest.” The school district has introduced several specialty academies in recent years to boost enrollment, starting with a hockey one at South Delta Secondary. That academy has a close association with the Vancouver Giants junior hockey team, which provides coaching personnel, including head coach Don Hay, who appears for some on-ice academy sessions, and Giants’ strength and conditioning coach Ian Gallagher, who’s also employed by the school district as the academy’s director of player development. Delta doesn’t have any fee-paying academies at the elementary level. Starting an elementary hockey academy, which would have also had a connection to the Giants, certainly would have been a first
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Ladner youngster killed two years ago by an alleged impaired driver helps prompt toughest legislation in country BY
The tragic death of a local youngster at the hands of an alleged impaired driver almost two years ago has moved the B.C. government to action. On Tuesday, Solicitor General Mike de Jong announced proposed changes to the province’s impaired driving laws. If passed, they will make B.C.’s penalties for impaired driving the most severe in the country. “Despite increased enforcement and significant efforts to promote awareness, we’ve begun to see a rise in impaired driving across British Columbia,” de Jong said. “That trend is unacceptable and that’s why we’re bringing in these new laws: to get impaired drivers off the road with clear, swift and severe penalties.”
In memory of Alexa Middelaer, the Ladner girl who died in 2008 at the age of four after being hit by an alleged drunk driver, de Jong announced a new provincial goal — to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalities by 35 per cent by the end of 2013. Under the proposed changes, drivers who have a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08 per cent, or those who refuse to provide a roadside breath sample, will face an immediate 90day driving ban and a $500 fine. As well, the offender’s vehicle will be impounded for 30 days and they could face criminal charges. Drivers caught in the “warn” range — a blood alcohol level between 0.05 and 0.08 per cent — will face an immediate three-day driving ban and a $200 fine for the first offence. Getting caught a second time in the
The couple has worked tirelessly to bring awareness to the issue and amend the province’s drunk-driving legislation since losing their daughter in May 2008. “This is an excellent first step and it will really arm police with the tools that they need to create an incredible deterrence,” said Laurel. “It’s a small step, but I think it is really impressive that this government is targeting it.” In addition to the new immediate consequences, drivers who blow once FILE PHOTO in the “fail” range Alexa Middelaer was just four when she died two years ago. (over 0.08 per cent), or three times in the “warn” range will garner a Alexa’s parents, Laurel “warn” range within five seven-day ban and a $300 and Michael Middelaer, years, will be required to fine; and a third will mean were on hand as de Jong a 30-day ban and a $400 announced the stiffer penal- participate in the rehabilitative Responsible Driver fine. ties for impaired driving.
consider the bulk of them were collected only on weekends,” said the Ladner resident and former premier. Information on rallies and sign up locations are available at www.fighthst. com. The campaign against the planned harmonized sales tax officially kicked off three weeks ago. Fight HST has 90 days to collect signatures from a minimum of 10 per cent of registered voters in each B.C. constituency. The purpose of the initiative is to declare the agreement between the federal government and B.C. to establish a 12 per cent harmonized sales tax not in effect. The draft bill
is aimed at reinstating the seven per cent provincial sales tax. The ruling Liberal government used its majority in the legislature this week to issue closure to end the HST debate. The result will be the government will be able to collect HST for goods and services that consumers receive after July 1. In the legislature, Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington echoed doubts from many of her constituents that benefits for industry from the new tax will ever trickle down to consumers. She called the supposed consumer benefits “economic pixie dust.” She also expressed fears the underground economy will grow as people disengage from the system.
HST from page 1 petition will also be available outside Thrifty Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart in Tsawwassen both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fight HST leader Bill Vander Zalm and organizer Chris Delaney will speak at a rally on Monday, May 10 at Sacred Heart Parish in Ladner. Petitions will be available at the rally, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. In a news release from Fight HST, Vander Zalm said the only thing slowing his team down is the time it takes to gather the signatures. “Quite frankly, if most of our volunteers didn’t have to work for a living, we would be done by now. These numbers are even more astounding when you
ACADEMY from page 1 for a potential untapped market of hockey parents hoping to find a competitive advantage for their kids. The story, however, caused an immediate stir among English Bluff parents concerned the proposal, which had been brought forward by a couple of parents and the school principal, was a done deal. School board chair Dale Saip, also a member of the Giants’ organization, said that wasn’t the case, though. Noting he wasn’t involved in bringing the idea forward or in the discussions, Saip said parent involvement plays a critical role in the decision making process about a new program. At the Delta school
board’s meeting Tuesday, Saip told the Optimist the district was only at the exploration stage with parents. Ayres said the meeting last week at English Bluff brought closure to the proposal. “Parents, in our conversations with them and working with them, really wanted to let us know they were not interested in going further with the discussion,” he said. As far as the possibility of another elementary with low enrollment getting a hockey academy, Ayres said the district is open to discuss that possibility with interested parents. In the legislature last week, Delta South MLA
Program. Those offenders must also use an ignition interlock device, which tests a driver’s breath for alcohol every time they operate their vehicle, for one year. “B.C.’s measures target impaired drivers more effectively than any Canadian jurisdiction to date,” said Andrew Murie, chief executive officer with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada. “We believe these major, escalating penalties will better support both deterrence and enforcement, save lives and prevent hundreds of injuries each year on B.C.’s roads. We encourage other provinces to study what B.C. is doing and follow its example.” The changes to B.C.’s impaired driving laws are expected to come into effect this fall. With files from the Province Vicki Huntington mentioned the possibility of a hockey academy at English Bluff Elementary in her questions to the education minister. Huntington said parents were alarmed about the possible social impacts on children ages seven to nine who would be segregated and on the larger student body, which would see its peers being treated differently. “Since the minister has asked school districts to do things differently, what oversight and accountability measures is she putting in place to control these innovations?” A parent of a student who attended now-closed Delta Manor Elementary said some Delta Manor parents brought forward the idea of a hockey academy but were shot down.
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Trustees approve deep staffing cuts Board eliminates more than 30 positions in order to offset $4 million deficit for 2010/2011 school year SANDOR GYARMATI
The Delta school board Tuesday unanimously approved an operating budget for next year that contains some deep staffing cuts but no school closures. “We’re projected to lose 127 students out of the district and I think people need to understand that because of the funding formula that represents somewhere in the range of a million dollars,” said trustee Simon Truelove. “So this is something not lost on trustees during the course of the year and anything we can do to lose fewer students or bring more students in has an enormous effect on our budget.” To make up a $4 million shortfall for 2010/11, the board agreed to make $3.1 million in cuts and dip into reserves for the rest to balance the books. Almost 17 teachers, 16 support staff and an administrative position will be
eliminated. There will also be a reduction in school supplies, including textbooks, as well as special needs assistance and learning resources. At Tuesday’s board meeting, acting superintendent Garnet Ayres told trustees the pupil-teacher ratio in elementary and high school will go up, but the district will remain within Ministry of Education limits. Trustee Fabian Milat brought up concerns, raised the previous week by CUPE Local 1091 president Colin Pawson, that the district’s office and administration will only lose 3.46 full-time equivalents compared to other staffing cuts. He also pointed out a portion of the office cuts are also CUPE positions, so administration is, in fact, even less affected. “I have concerns that in future years we have to actually look at reducing administration costs. I recognize that there are pressures from the Ministry
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Police seek witnesses to fatal Nordel Way crash Head-on collision claims life of Richmond driver BY
Delta police are looking for witnesses to this week’s fatal crash in North Delta. Officers are continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding that multi-vehicle collision that killed a Richmond delivery truck driver. “Delta police investigators did speak with witnesses at the scene but believe there are other witnesses that have not been identified or spoken to yet by police,” said department
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Behaviour modified by penalties TED MURPHY
MURPHY’S LAW Millions of dollars have been spent over the years to get drunk drivers off our roads, yet despite these efforts the scourge remains. I’m sure there are all kinds of reasons why certain people continue to drink and drive, but I think the single biggest one is that drivers simply don’t view the penalties as sufficient deterrent. I wouldn’t go as far as saying drinking and driving has tacit approval as copious amounts of education over the years have helped change attitudes, but rarely is the act actually looked upon as a crime. You’d be horrified if someone you know walked into a bank with a gun, but should they get behind the wheel after one too many? Heck, that could happen to anyone. Couple that with the fact that even if they’re caught driving over the limit, they’re likely to lose their driver’s licence and vehicle for all of one day and you’ve got a combination that falls well short in the deterrence department. Make all the tough statements and set up all the roadblocks you want, but if the penalties aren’t going to make people think twice, the problem will persist. It’s no different than dealing with a child: If you tell them not to do something, but the child sees there aren’t any consequences to his actions, that child will continue with the unacceptable behaviour. Throw in consequences and the behaviour changes immediately. Let’s hope legislation introduced this week in Victoria will be strong enough to actually modify the behaviour of B.C. drivers. Dubbed the toughest drunk driving laws in the country, the proposed rules take aim at not only those above the legal limit but also those just under it. An immediate 90-day driving prohibition and 30-day vehicle impoundment for anyone found behind the wheel with a blood alcohol level over .08 are significantly stronger than current regulations. Throw various fines and fees totaling more than three grand on top of that and I hope it’s enough to get people’s attention. Despite the constant talk about the seriousness of drinking and driving, the justice system, whether it be lawmakers or those who carry out the punishment, didn’t treat it that way. Their talk has been rendered meaningless because they haven’t walked the walk. Let’s hope, as Solicitor-General Mike de Jong said this week, the new regulations dramatically change the behaviour of B.C. drivers. I’m not convinced the legislation goes far enough, but it’s certainly an improvement on what we have today.
Pragmatic land use decisions ultimately benefit community MIKE SCHNEIDER
COMMUNITY COMMENT Driving into Tsawwassen from Highway 17 via 52nd Street you can’t help but notice the progress of the Tsawwassen Springs development. The phase one condominium structure and landscaping for the golf course addition are well on their way and the backdrop to one of the entrances to our town has changed. Years from now, the Tsawwassen Springs development will have blended in to the fabric of Tsawwassen, just like all the other residential developments before it. Getting to this stage involved removing land from the ALR. The trade off in the deal added agricultural land to our local pool, which has in turn allowed for other public amenities in our community. Not surprisingly, the public hearings for this development were animated, contentious and emotional.
There was often caustic rhetoric bandied about, especially in the case of the ALR exclusion aspect. At the end of the day due process was completed and our local government made a decision. It is good to hear that, as was reported in this paper, Delta is going to take a look at our farmland stock. It is going to inventory the pool to see which lands are being misused and which lands could be put in to production. At the very least, this exercise will help Delta council and staff to understand what we have in the way of land inventory and how it can be best utilized in a local and regional context. ALR land with 10-foot birch trees growing on it is not doing anyone any good. Understanding complexities of potential land use is no easy task. This involves dialogue between politicians and developers, two words that many think are as close to swearing as you can get, especially in this neck of the woods. In local and regional planning, agriculture should be front and centre where it can be. It is the methodology of the horticultural aspect and where it should be best employed that is the tricky part. Believe it or not, our local politicians can do good in this inventory
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exercise. Pragmatic land use decision making by of our local and neighbouring leaders will ultimately help to better all communities in the region. Making choices based on clear understanding of issues and resultant impacts is not easy work. Savvy politicians need to remove themselves from the emotion that is often worn on the sleeves of loud and sometimes overly aggressive citizenry. This applies to all government decision-making processes, agricultural or otherwise. At the end of the day governments should be trusted to govern. That is why Canada is an enviable place to live. It is a shame many deem politicians as devious rather than trustworthy and their governance is often viewed with disdain instead of respect. Some may feel their immediate needs are not being met, which often seems to suggest that somehow democracy has run off the rails and the voice of the community is being ignored. Luckily there is a process in place to keep our governments accountable. Until their terms are complete, municipal politicians and support staff manage our affairs as best they can. This is not a simple undertaking.
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May 1, 2010 The Delta Optimist A09 Letters to the Editor
on Southlands is wasting time and Customers must Indecision money as well as allowing the issue to fester be respectful of volunteers at thrift shop shop thrift
Editor: I was in the Delta I was in the DeltaThrift Hospital Auxiliary Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop today that raises moneytoday for our Shop thathospital raises and was very by theand money forirritated our hospital way very a customer was irritatedwas by treatthe ing the volunteerwas staff. way a customer treathavevolunteer seen thisstaff. attitude ingI the before, but rarely, and not I have seen this attitude as extreme as today, so I before, but rarely, and not am writing to offer some as extreme as today, so I advice to customers and am writing to offer some staff. advice to customers and Firstly, I think people staff. who enter this store should Firstly, Iitthink people remember is totally volwho enter this store should unteer run and mostly by remember it is and totally senior women menvolunteer mostlyserby who dorun an and incredible senior and men vice towomen raise funds for our who an incredible serlocaldo hospital. vice to prices raise funds for our The are dirt cheaphospital. and far lower than local most thrift Theother prices are stores dirt I’ve been to, yetfarsome feel the cheap and lower than most other thrift stores I’ve been to, yet some feel the
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need toUnbelievable! haggle about the prices. prices. Unbelievable! I wonder if the people I wonder the people who run theifstore would consider putting signs who run the storeupwould that all prices areupfirm consider putting signs and they do not that all prices arenegotiate firm theirthey already rock bottom and do not negotiate prices? Just a suggestion. their already rock bottom The treatment I witprices? Just a suggestion. nessed two of the The treatment I volunwitteers made me nessedreceiving two of the volunspeak up to the customer teers receiving made me in question and tell her I speak up to the customer did not feel they deserved in question and tell her such rude treatment andI did not feel they deserved reminded her this was a such rude treatment charity operation andand they reminded her this were volunteers. was a charity operation and not they Hopefully she will were repeatvolunteers. her behaviour as Hopefully she willpeople not these hard-working repeat behaviour do not her need to acceptasthat. They hard-working deserve our thanks. these people They certainly have mine. do not need to accept that. Martha Cheney They deserve our thanks. They certainly have mine. Martha Cheney
Editor: I just returned to town to discover the many hours I spent at the charrette, the closed Tsawwassen Area Plan meetings and the many public Tsawwassen Area Plan meetings have all been in vain. Delta council has now decided that since Metro Vancouver’s regional plan, which includes the Southlands, will not be
completed until 2011, we can no longer make any decisions about this land. Come on! Council had to know the timetable for this Metro Vancouver plan months ago. Why was the Tsawwassen Area Plan Committee given the mandate in the first place? Sure there is more to the area plan than the Southlands, but at least two
of the hearings were based solely on that topic and it was brought up time and time again at the others. What a waste of time and money. We need to have a clear question included with the upcoming by-election as to the wishes of the majority. Cost to the taxpayer — zero; information gained — priceless. One reason Delta’s chief
administrative officer gives for not having a referendum at this time is because of poor voter turnout in previous by-elections. I believe that if that question were on the ballot, we would break previous attendance records for any municipal election. This indecision about our future should not be allowed to fester for another two years. I. Jackson
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A10 The Delta Optimist May 1, 2010 Letters to the Editor
Can’t forget about traffic that uses 52nd Street Editor: Re: Traffic volumes well under limit, April 24 Having a deep appreciation and knowledge of statistics and how they can be skewed to give us the answers we desire, I feel a few key issues where left out of this article. In my opinion, this resulted in less than accurate reporting of traffic volumes on 56th
Street. In particular, I am referring to the fact this article, assumed to be written without bias, leads readers to believe the issues regarding the recent activities/debates over development of the Southlands, especially traffic issues on 56th Street, may be insignificant. The article also fails to report who this “consultant
hired by the area planning committee” is and their expertise. This information would also give readers more information from which to formulate their own opinions. The article also speaks only to traffic volumes on 56th Street, during peak hours, however completely ignores the significant increase in traffic volumes
on 52nd Street, which runs parallel to 56th Street, has only one traffic light, has direct access to Highway 17 and is zoned residential. I live in the 52nd Street area, and prior to Delta council’s approval of the development project at the Tsawwassen Golf and Country Club, I voiced my concerns about the continued increase in traffic
I have observed and the effect further development would have on this area. A further increase to traffic will affect the quality of life for those who live here and have a negative impact on the value of housing. I suggest the author, consultant and area planning committee look at this increase of traffic during peak hours on 52nd Street
and the reported peak traffic numbers of 56th Street as one statistical variable. This may, in fact, show a clearer picture of the actual increase of traffic to our core area and added together would yield a result that shows we are closer to the limit on 56th Street, and our entire core, than originally reported. I want to acknowledge to the readers that I am against the development of the Southlands and instead believe we should offer Sean Hodgins a land swap. My recommendation is this: We swap the South Delta Secondary property, which sits under the controversial power lines, to which we have not brokered any buy-out offer from B.C. Hydro for our students, and take possession of the entire Southlands. We then build a new SDSS and include next to it an agricultural college that will truly reflect and answer the needs of this farming community while keeping the Southlands intact for all to enjoy. Hodgins could build housing on the land that currently houses SDSS. As for housing needs for the “graying of Tsawwassen,” in addition to the existing and well written area plan, we could consider some changes that allow homeowners to stay in their homes, and at the same time provide housing for our young people and families by building carriage housing, where land is available. There are many ways to look at the needs of housing in this area without looking at the Southlands as our only option. Joanne Gallagher B.Sc., M.B.A.
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May 1, 2010 The Delta Optimist A11 Letters to the Editor
Delta is making it tough to say no to Southlands plan
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Editor: I’m writing this letter to let the people of Delta know they have lost community-based home care. Delta Home Care has been in Ladner serving the people in Delta for over 40 years and in now forced to close its doors in June. The Fraser Health Authority asked for proposals for a new 10-year contract in January and Delta Home Care tried very hard to be one of the winning agencies, however the con-
tract was given to a national for profit company called Comcare. Home care will be distributed to the people in Delta in need by Comcare, which is based in New Westminster. Although every effort will be made to keep familiar care workers with the same clients, there will be changes. How caring the new company will be is yet to be seen. I find it hard to fathom that a company for
profit will care more for the people than a non-profit society like Delta Home Care. My personal view is the home care contract should not have gone to a company planning to make money on elderly, sick and handicapped people. Linda Frey
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decided to look at my sent message and lo, my choice was not reflected. I then sent an e-mail to civic planner Barry Konkin asking him for advisement. He replied I should send in another survey. I sent the second survey off, again checking “B,” looked at my sent message and, once again, my choice was not reflected. Both times support for development was checked. I never made that choice. As my dear deceased dad, Carl Afton, would say: There’s trouble here in River City. I can’t say I fancy that. Julia Lattimer
brazenly skewed that had our 14-year-old son used such double talk with my husband and me, we would have grounded him for a month, perhaps two. It recently came to my attention the survey on the Corporation of Delta website had to do with the Southlands question. I eagerly filled it out. This time the question was clear. Choosing “A” would be in support of development on the Southlands while choosing “B” would support agricultural designation only for Southlands. I checked “B” and sent my survey to the corporation. After sending it off I
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Editor: To develop or not is the perennial question for Southlands. I have been following this topic very closely in the last several months and in the spirit of its importance to our community, went to a Tsawwassen Area Plan presentation at South Delta Secondary in March. A large group of participants was divided into smaller groups and set to the task of working together to fill out a survey. It has been said before, but I shall reiterate, the survey was so full of double talk I personally felt it impossible to answer. In fact, it was so
A12 The Delta Optimist May 1, 2010 Business
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A program helping local youth develop life and job skills got a financial boost last week. Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins was on hand last Friday morning to announce the Boys and Girls Club Community Services of Delta/Richmond
will receive more than $375,000 in federal funding for its Skills Link project. The cash will help 30 local youth facing employment barriers develop life and job skills to ease their transition to work or returning to school. Cummins made the announcement on behalf of Minister of Human Resources and Skills
Development Diane Finely, who was unable to make the trip from Ottawa. Skills Link focuses on helping youth facing barriers to employments, such as single parents, Aboriginal youth, young persons with disabilities, recent immigrants and youth that have dropped out of high school. The program combines workshops on problem
solving, goal setting, teamwork and resume writing with hands-on experience in the workforce. It supports young people in developing basic and advanced employment skills. Eligible participants between 15 and 30 years of age, who are not receiving employment insurance benefits, are assisted through a coordinated approach, offering longer-term supports and services that can help them find and keep a job. “Skills Link offers vulnerable youth the tools they need to successfully take that often scary and daunting first step into true independence and self-reliance,” said Sylvia Tremblay, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club Community Services of Delta/Richmond. “In today’s environment, it is more important than ever that youth develop the skills they need to partici-
Delta-Richmond East MP John Cummins announced last week the Boys and Girls Club Community Services of Delta/Richmond will receive more than $375,000 for its Skills Link program. pate and succeed in the job market,” Cummins said. “By supporting this project, we are helping Delta youth develop the skills, knowledge and work experience they need to reach their full potential.” Through the 2010 “jobs and growth budget” the federal government committed an additional $60 million to the Skills Link and Career Focus programs. This one-
time funding will enable more young Canadians to gain the experience and skills they need to successfully participate in the labour market while the economy rebounds from the recent recession. For more information about the Skills Link program, visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca or www.bgccs. bc.ca, or call 1-800-OCanada.
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It is a McHappy Day for Reach charities. Reach has been a recipient of local McHappy Day proceeds for several years. “It was important to me to select a charity for McHappy Day that was doing work with children,” said Steve Krawchuk, owner of both the Ladner and Tsawwassen McDonald’s restaurants. “I was really impressed with the services and programs that Reach Child and Youth Development Society offers to children and families here in Delta. “Being a father and having been involved with many charities and sports organizations, I understand the importance of not only raising funds, but raising awareness.”
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Help BIA pick the flick Outdoor movie nights return to Tsawwassen this summer
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Improvement Association page. The other choices are: Princess Bride, Spy Kids and The Incredibles. All those voting will enter a chance to experience the movie in a special way. “The winner of our contest will have VIP seats on the hill, in the best spot in front of the screen,” said Arciniega. “We will cordon off an area for the winner and 15 of his/her friends. Plus they will get a round of popcorn on us.” Movies will also be shown on July 24 at Diefenbaker Park and Aug. 21 at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall. These will be free community events that include activities, demos, food and entertainment.
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lar book of the same title which the movie is based on. One of the girls said that the movie is about a boy that starts middle school who has a hard time fitting in and trying to be cool. “The lesson is, in her words, that you don’t have to be one of the cool kids to have friends; you should feel OK being yourself.” They all agreed the movie was good for all ages and it would be an incredible experience to watch it at Diefenbaker Park with their friends. Voting will take place from May 1 to 15 through the BIA website, www. shoptsawwassen.com, or on Facebook at the Tsawwassen Business
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The Business Improvement Association (BIA) of Tsawwassen is organizing the third annual Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Nights and needs the community’s help in choosing a film. Movies will be shown on a three-storey high inflatable screen on three Saturday nights during the summer. The BIA is once again running a Pick the Flick contest to decide what will be shown on Saturday, Aug. 7 at Diefenbaker Park. “There is a twist in the Pick the Flick contest this year,” explained BIA executive director Ana Arciniega. As the BIA was compiling a list for this year’s choices for the contest, it was approached by a local mom whose daughter was an extra in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, currently playing in theatres. Over 20 Tsawwassen and Ladner kids, from grades 3 to 10, have parts as extras or stunts in this movie. One local mom also plays a part in the mother-and-son dance scene. “I met with a group of them and they were explaining their experience of being cast for a part in the movie,” said Arciniega. “Many have read the popu-
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the street and see students of Delta Christian School playing on the big lawn when the weather permits. I am reminded of what students of the third Ladner Elementary School in the early 1920s had as a recreation area: a big open space with some grass and lots of gravel. Located on the southeast corner of what is now 47A Avenue and 48B Street, I believe it was the third, perhaps the fourth, elementary school in Ladner. The first in Ladner, and thus the first in the municipality, carried the name of Trenant, derived from the home in England where the Ladner family had farmed, and stood on the southeast corner of what is known now as 57th Street, originally Green Road because the Green family had their home on River Road at the north end. There were several one-
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room schools in the district, such as Canoe Pass, Westham Island, Sunbury, Kennedy and Annieville. At first each of these had a group of three men who acted as trustees. If you want more about these institutions, you’ll find many details in the history of Delta school districts written by Donalda James, a work that deserves more attention and better availability. But let’s get back to the early history of school playgrounds. The Ladner elementary school that started this ramble had a big playground but no covered area. No school, elementary or secondary, had a large area for indoor activities. At King George V High School, now the locale of McKee House, there was plenty of room outdoors but no recreation room indoors. I believe the first school
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building that provided shelter for outdoor activities or just protection from inclement weather was the one erected at Ladner Elementary School in the early 1920s. George Campbell was the principal, Jean M. Hutchison one of the teachers. Gymnasiums came along years later. The big outdoor recreation shed, open to the weather on the the west side, eventually became the property of Cooper The Florist when Ladner Elementary School evolved into Delta Central School, absorbed King George High School and became today’s Delta Secondary School. Converted into a nursery, it produced flowers and plants for which the Coopers became famous. Corsages produced by the Coopers were big enough to cause complaints from the recipients.
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• April 25, 1:34 a.m., 56th Street and View Crescent: Police observed a vehicle driving erratically on 56th Street and initiated a traffic stop. The driver displayed indications of impairment and was given the demand to submit to a breath test. He provided two breath samples of .150 mgs. He was released on an appearance notice with a future court date. • April 26, 9 a.m., Tsawwassen Community Police Station: A set of two keys attached to a fabric band with hands and a sun print were found at Pebble Hill Park on Friday, April 23. The keys may be picked up at the Tsawwassen Community Police Station by quoting report #T10-04050. Ladner • April 24, 10:13 p.m., 5700-block of Ladner
Trunk Road: Complainant called police after receiving a counterfeit $100 bill. He had sold an item on Craigslist to a woman. After the transaction was completed, he realized the bill she had given him was counterfeit. The suspect was described as a Caucasian female, mid 20s, average height and build. She had strawberry blond hair worn in a bun and a hair band. She was wearing a pink sweatshirt, black Lululemon pants and dark beige boots. • April 26, 1:24 p.m., 1500-block of 52nd Street: Officers were checking on the welfare of a person inside a parked motorhome who had had too much to drink the night before. There wasn’t any answer when knocking on the door so officers entered to see if everything was all right. The motorhome was vacant but in plain view was marijuana in various stages of cultivation. Total value of marijuana: approximately $2,000. The owner later returned and admitted to possession and production of marijuana. The owner was arrested and released on an appearance notice.
field sobriety tests and the driver failed. He was issued a ticket and the vehicle was towed. Customs agents seized nine grams of marijuana, a bong and a pipe.
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The following are some of the calls of interest the Delta police responded to in the South Delta area between Wednesday, April 21 and Monday, April 26: Tsawwassen • April 21, 2:04 p.m., Pebble Hill Elementary: A resident advised that he found three pocket bikes in the bushes behind the school. Police attended to seize the bikes and a small jerry can. VIN checks and police record checks didn’t turn up any owners. The bikes were added to CPIC. • April 23, 8:08 a.m., 400-block of Connaught Drive: Complainant reported their garage had been broken into and a bicycle had been stolen. The owner stated they were unsure if the door was locked. Nothing else appeared to be missing. Value of the bike: approximately $50. • April 23, 3:30 p.m., Point Roberts border crossing: Police were requested to attend Canada Customs to assist with a driver under the influence of marijuana. The driver admitted to smoking marijuana prior to driving through the border. Police conducted standard
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There’s a very important day coming up on the calendar of the Christian church. This year it’s Thursday, May 13. Can you guess what that date is? Chances are you won’t be able to identify it without a Christian calendar in your hand. Everyone knows about Christmas and Easter, the celebrations of Christ’s birth and his resurrection, respectively. These holy days have, for all intents and purposes, become the victims of crass commercialism replete with Santa Clauses and Easter Bunnies. We can’t say that about Ascension Day. Sadly, this day has fallen on hard times. Not so in other parts of the historically Christian world. For example, in the Netherlands it continues to be a holiday, allowing
Christians the opportunity to worship and celebrate this important day. Few Christian churches pay attention to this day in North America, yet it is the crowning point of Christ’s life, death and resurrection. Ascension celebrates Christ’s enthronement — God’s complete affirmation of Jesus’ person and work — God’s complete affirmation of his suffering, death and resurrection. An affirmation wonderfully described for us at Philippians 2:9ff: “God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
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Catch Basin Cleaning Notice The Utility Maintenance Section of the Engineering Operations Division has resumed its annual catch basin cleaning program. The primary contractor for this project is McRae’s Environmental Services Limited. This program is scheduled to commence May 3rd and terminate August 9th 2010 WEEKDAYS (7:00 AM – 6:00 PM) North Delta, Ladner & Tsawwassen (Major Roads and Bus Routes) WEEKENDS ONLY (7:00 AM – 6:00 PM) Annacis Island, Tilbury & Nordel Industrial Park
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Church youth group brings lunch to Downtown Eastside residents
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A church youth group from Tsawwassen has been busy feeding residents of the Downtown Eastside the last six months. Between 20 to 30 youth from South Delta Baptist Church have been making a monthly trip to the Vancouver neighbourhood to distribute up to 400 lunch packs each time, says youth leader Geri Pearson. “We’re finding when we go down, it’s usually 10 to 15 minutes and we’ve distributed it all,” she said. “It’s good for the kids to put their faith in action but also just to see the need, basically just a 45-minute drive from home. It’s been a real eye opener for them.” The need is “absolutely tremendous,” she said. “Within a minute of arriving, a lineup starts. It’s quite incredible.” The group, made up of students in grades 7, 8 and
Members of a youth group from South Delta Baptist Church make sandwiches to take to the Downtown Eastside. 9, along with a couple of adults, sets up tables to distribute the food. The lunch packs, put together in an assembly line beforehand, consist of a meat sandwich, fruit, drink and a dessert. The local group usually
sets up shop at Main and Hastings or in Oppenheimer Park. Pearson noted the youth group gets a lot of support from local businesses and groups, including Thrifty Foods, both local
Safeways, Save-On-Foods, DYSL and the Tsawwassen McDonald’s, by way of food donations. She said the group plans to continue putting together and distributing the lunch packs.
SEWER MAINTENANCE Metro Vancouver will be performing maintenance work on a section of sewer pipe that runs through Delta’s Watershed Park. This work will include using a magnesium-based spray for corrosion control. Park users and local residents may notice an odour, which is normal for this maintenance work. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
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Tsawwassen’s Kim Tebbutt and North Delta’s Rita Koivunen collaborated on I Am One With Creation. They have entered their work in progress in the first round of the Next Top Spiritual Author competition.
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Tsawwassen’s Kim Tebbutt has some stories to share. Along with co-author and North Delta artist Rita Koivunen, Tebbutt is working on a book, I Am One With Creation, containing personal experiences. “They’re true stories that show us how interconnected we are as human beings, with the earth, with the trees, animals,” Tebbutt said. The two have entered their work in progress in the Next Top Spiritual Author competition (www.next-
topauthor.com). The prize is a publishing deal with Hampton Roads Publishing. Tebbutt and Koivunen are hoping to receive enough votes to move on to the second round of the contest. The first round of voting ends May 3. Tebbutt has also written a series of not yet published children’s books. Koivunen, who just wrapped up an art show at the Tsawwassen Library, has a solo exhibit of her artwork scheduled for July at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Visit www.alwaysrememberseries.com for more information about their book.
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Delta Hospice Society is seeking a part-time Bereavement Coordinator to join our dynamic team of volunteers and staff at the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner, BC. This position will include working with volunteers and counselling staff, facilitating groups and coordinating community, volunteer and professional education on grief and loss. The successful candidate will need to work ﬂexible hours and demonstrate work experience in the area of grief and loss, group facilitation and program coordination. Expected start date is mid August, 2010. Please send a resume and description of your philosophy of bereavement support to email@example.com by May 30, 2010. No calls please. Visit www.deltahospice.org - Join our Team - for a position description.
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Annie is coming to the Equinox Theatre. South Delta Secondary’s drama department presents its take on the well-known Broadway musical later this month. The play, which is about an orphan searching for her parents, contains a message of hope, says SDSS drama teacher and artistic director Paige Hansen. “You can’t get away from the fact that this is a feel good play,” she says. Rehearsals are going well, Hansen noted on Tuesday. “Yesterday I think we hit the tipping point where everything really started to come together. It turned the corner where you went, ‘Wow, this is going to be stunning.’” Local actor Richard Cox, who has helped with plays at SDSS for the last few years, is lending a hand again. He notes Annie is set during the 1930s in the midst of the Great Depression. “We’re just now coming out of the recession we’ve been in and I think a lot of people are going to be able to identify,” says Cox, who’s directing the musical. “It’s going to resonate with people a little bit more than perhaps coming out of a real boon time.” The SDSS play is based on the original Broadway production and not the film version. “If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll know the music and know the sense of it but if you come see the show, you’ll find some things out you didn’t know before unless
The Evergreen Garden Club has a pair of plant sales lined up for local green thumbs this month. There will be “all kinds of perennials” and shrubs at the sales, says club president Lindsay Down. The first sale is set for next Saturday in Tsawwassen while the second is on the following Saturday in Ladner. Shoppers can ask gardening questions as well “They can ask away about the plants. We’ll have members present to ... talk about the plants, whether they’re suitable for sun, shade or how large they get,” Down says. The club expanded its annual plant sale to two dates last year. “It was very successful, we were very pleased with the response from both communities.” The group has been around for over 50 years and hosts monthly meetings, which feature guest speakers, at the Kinsmen House in Ladner. The next meeting is scheduled for May 18 at 7:30 p.m. There are about 100 members in the club. For more information, call Down at 604948-1562.
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SDSS’ performance of Annie runs at Equinox Theatre May 11-15.
you’d seen it on Broadway,” Cox says. The Broadway play is based on Harold Gray’s comic strip Little Orphan Annie. Grade 8 student Alysen Bourhill plays the role of Annie. The role is a lot of fun but challenging at the same time, she says. “It means a lot to be part of something like this,” she says.
Annie will be staged from May 11 to 15 at 7 p.m. at the Equinox Theatre at SDSS. There will be matinees on May 11 and 14 at 12:15 p.m. Tickets are available at the Equinox Theatre box office, which is open from 11:20 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m. on school days. Call 604-943-7532.
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All Saints Anglican Church music director Rob Gloor will be adding his talent to Delta Sings when he steps in as interim pianist for the choir at its upcoming concerts in Ladner and Tsawwassen. “I am very pleased to have a professional pianist at the keyboard for these concerts,” said choir director John Trepp. “I rehearse Delta Sings from the piano, but in performance we will gain some extra polish when I can concentrate totally on the singers.” Gloor has been the resident music director at All Saints since last November. “Throughout my career I have sought to find balance between my work in arts administration and my role as a community musician,” said Gloor. “I feel honoured to have been asked to assist this wonderful choir.” Under the direction of Trepp, Delta Sings has 24
All Saints Anglican Church musical director Rob Gloor (seated) is interim pianist for Delta Sings, which is directed by John Trepp.
auditioned members and will present two performances in the upcoming week. From early church music through choral classics and into contemporary arrangements of folk music and jazz, the choir offers music to please the ear and set some toes tapping. The choir will perform at
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or five days, Therese Danis floated, paddled and hyperventilated her way down the remote and sometimes placid but mostly churning Magpie River in northern Quebec in August 2008. She was an experienced kayaker and canoeist, but this wasn’t the type of trip she could do solo – there are no roads to the headwaters of the river, located about 200 kilometres northeast of her home in Sept Iles on the lower North Shore of the St. Lawrence, and the Magpie is too dangerous for all but the most experienced kayakers to
tackle on one’s own. From whitewater rafting through remote Quebec, to kayaking with killer whales and watching grizzlies hunt salmon, to navigating the Northwest Passage with lecturers the likes of Margaret Atwood and visiting farflung Inuit communities, there are tours for all tastes. Some are as short as a day and cost less than $100, while others can be two weeks or can range as high as $7,000 a week. But, oh, what a week. “It’s for people who enjoy the outdoors but haven’t necessarily done much rafting,” said Danny Peled, founder and director of the Boreal River rafting company that organizes
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with these communities. Our ship arrives and it’s an event – the whole community shows up.” The tours attract mainly baby-boomers in the 50and-up range, Anderson said, people interested in a lifetime of learning. (One of their largest demographics is retired teachers.) On a cruise with 120, there will be anywhere
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tours on the Magpie River and the more challenging and remote West Magpie River. “There are others who have paddled lots of rivers and done hiking on their own, but now want a little more support. Or who are looking for something really out there that nobody’s ever done before.” While travellers on the Magpie partake of what Peled refers to as “cozy camping” – tents of their own with fat inflatable mattresses and gourmet cooking over an open-fire complete with wine – there are more luxurious and less taxing alternatives to be had as well. Wanderers can try one of Adventure Canada’s several voyages to the High Arctic and elsewhere, where converted icebreakers and other ships with a capacity of 50 to slightly more than 100 passengers sail on excursions to remote points the behemoth cruise ships could never reach. Twenty-three years in the running, its Arctic voyages sell out regularly, despite prices that can range from $3,300 to $14,000 for a 14-day tour depending on
And there are visits to towns with as few as 140 people, places like Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. “Plus, we have a Canadian approach to things – we’re not risk averse like a lot of the American companies are,” Anderson said. “We’ll let people jump into the water at the Arctic Circle or stuff like that. It’s experiential.”
skies attempt on their own. So she joined a rafting excursion, grabbed a float plane ride to the river’s source, and for several blissful days didn’t see another human being other than her nine fellow rafters and their four guides, gliding through the boreal forest wilderness in silence, save for the roar of rushing water. “I like the outdoors,” said Danis, a 53-year-old social worker. “But you have to get way out there to get really close to nature, to be in direct contact. Out there you have the impression of being the first person to have ever visited, that you had access to a little bit of paradise.” For voyageurs like Danis who want a change from beach vacations or touring cities but aren’t ready to ask a bush pilot to plunk them in the middle of nowhere, there are a multitude of tours offering up close and personal interaction with Canada’s wild. It’s a wilderness Canadians love to vaunt, but that is far removed from the urban realities of most, and one that can be intimidating, or foolhardy, to
from 15 to 18 professional historians, botanists, biologists and photographers on board, who give lectures to those interested on the region and its fauna. Professional musicians and authors like Atwood are also featured. There are as many as three lectures a day on board. Inuit artists also give workshops on Inuit prints.
Saturday, May 1st Gold medal dreams have given way to flying dreams, as Olympic airspace restrictions have now been lifted. Starting at 11am, Canadian Flight Centre is hosting a special event to launch the spring training season, and our return to regular flight operations. Whether you’re an experienced pilot, or curious about becoming one, we invite you to stop by. In addition to many aviation personalities & unique aircraft, the day will feature: • Aircraft & hangar tours leaving every hour. • Free flights every hour. • Raffle tickets for aerobatic flights, with proceeds going to Angel Flight BC. • Free ground school sessions. • Meet flight instructors and airline pilots. • Career planning sessions. • Barbeque - hosted by the Air Cadets. • CASARA - search & rescue presentation.
Good luck, Ron! It’s fair to say that in the Vancouver aviation community, Ron Harcus is a legend. After 30 years of owning Canadian Flight Centre, and helping thousands of people follow their aviation dreams, he’s finally easing up on the throttle. Join us at 4pm to offer your best wishes to Ron as he officially retires, and sets a course for new challenges in life.
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at Czuczor has four works of art on display at an exhibition aimed at raising funds and awareness to the plight of African grandmothers. Using scraps of cotton and recycled polyester clothing, the artist creates poignant images of life in Africa. One of her colourful quilts depicts three grandmothers, two Canadians with an African grandmother between them, lifting their arms in unison, proudly displaying multihued bracelets.
“I have always loved the African proverb ‘a single bracelet does not jingle’ because its meaning is, sometimes it takes many to effect a change,” Czuczor said to explain her piece. The 62-year-old grandmother of four has four pieces in the upcoming exhibition, Turning the Tide ... One Ripple at a Time, at the Richmond Cultural Centre. The show is an initiative between the South Fraser and Richmond Gogos – a Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) initiative, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, formed in 2007 – as well as the North Island Quilters
for Community Awareness (NIQCA). Its aim is to draw awareness of the plight of African grandmothers, while raising money for food, housing grants, school fees for their grandchildren and to support a number of initiatives aimed at making them more self-sufficient. The exhibition consists of 51 works of art, many of them three-dimensional textile works. The exhibit, Turning the Tide ... One Ripple at a Time, opens Tuesday, May 4 until May 6 at the Richmond Cultural Centre, #180-7700 Minoru Gate. Admission is by donation.
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Young guns blaze Beach Grove course
Nation’s top junior players showcase their talent at Golf Canada’s Future Links Pacific Championships Many of the top junior players in the country put on a show last weekend at the Beach Grove Golf Club. The Tsawwassen course welcomed the 2010 CN Future Links Pacific Championships — one of six elite regional junior tournaments being hosted by Golf Canada this year. Adam Svensson of Surrey carded a final-round 2-under par 69, which included three birdies and a single bogey, to finish at four-under par (7268-69—209) and captrure the boys championship. The 16-year old started Sunday in third, but rallied to overtake second-round leader Wilson Bateman of Spruce Grove, Alta. “My game plan for today was to play aggressive, stay calm and put the pressure on,” said Svensson who’s a member of Team Canada’s Developmental squad. “I don’t think I played my best out there today, but I ended up getting the job done.” Svennson is becoming comfortable with success as he finished runner-up at Toyota Junior Golf World Cup sectional qualifying on April 16. In addition to the Toyota World Cup taking place in Japan, he’ll also play in the Canadian Junior Boy’s Championship at Richmond Country Club in August. Bateman finished runner-up at 3under par (65-73-72-210) and Team Canada Developmental Team member Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont. finished third to round out the top-three at 1-under par (68-73-71-212). Local players in the field included:
Andrew Rasmussen (81-82-75) who finished 60th, while Austin Hughes (8578-76) and Matthew Davis (82-80-77) were tied for 64th. Finishing two shots behind them was Aaron Ferrer (83-80-78). In the Junior Girls division, Qualicum Beach’s Szu-Hsuan (Monica) Huang sailed to a 4-stroke victory after carding a final-round 3-over par 74. She managed to take home first place honours thanks to a 6-stroke lead she built up over the first two rounds. The win is extra special, as she is returning from a shoulder injury which kept her out of golf for most of last year. “My shoulder injury last year was bad,” said Huang. “But this was the first big tournament of the year for me, and to know I can win again is a pretty big relief.” Huang is no stranger to the winners’ circle. The 18-year old who moved to Canada from Hong Kong with her family three years ago won the 2006 Hong Kong Ladies Open Amateur and Mid Amateur Open Golf Championships as well as the Vancouver Island Junior Girls Championship in 2007 and 2008. She’ll look to pick up more hardware when she tees-off at the first CN Canadian Women’s Tour event next week at Quilchena Golf and Country Club in Richmond. She also plans on competing at the Royale Cup Canadian Junior Girls and Women’s Amateur Championships later this summer.
Tsawwassen’s Austin Hughes reads the 14th green during final round action of last weekend’s CN Future Links Pacific Championships. The 15-year-old finished tied for 64th after rounds of 85-78-76 in the 54-hole event.
Six Delta gymnasts secure trip to Canadian championships Performance Senior Men’s. Willems produced a superb fourth place all-around finish in the Men’s Open category. Teammates Leif Turra and Jackson Ross also turned in strong performances in the Open division, placing fifth and sixth respectively. Other highlights for Delta athletes at the provincials included Samantha Lo finishing first allaround in the Level 4 category. Her performance included gold on vault and floor. Tracy Murray placed seventh in the same division, highlighted by a silver on floor. Emma Starko was third over-
all in Level 5 Open thanks to a bronze on beam. Sara Stoll captured gold on the floor at this level and placed fifth all-around. Mallory Pope (10th AA) and Laura Goncalves (13th AA) also competed well. In Level 5 Tyro, Danae Wright was sixth overall. Another medal was won on bars by Sarah Chan competing at Level 3 Argo. Alissa Stirling was second all-around in Level 3 Tyro. Her results included first on beam and second on floor. Delta also dominated Level 3 Open as Sara Marlowe and Hannah Rusak-Gillrie placed second and third all-around
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respectively. Jenna Anderson managed an 18th all-around in Level 2 Argo thanks to a fifth on the vault. In Level 2 Tyro, Alicia Farquharson earned silver on floor en route to an 11th all-around showing. Emilie Webb reached the podium in Level 2 Novice with a silver on beam. She was eighth all-around. Delta’s Level 1 boys team was in excellent form with Brendan Caldwell, Conor Edgson, Darren Ewing and Ryan Woodhead earning gold. Joel Chamberlain took silver all-around. In Level 4 U13, Mitchell
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Delta Gymnastics will be well-represented at the upcoming 2010 Canadian Championships in Kamloops. Devy Dyson, Arman Sadhra, Chris Sheremeta, Zachary Starko, Michael Hood and Daniel Willems have all been named to the provincial team following the final trials held in Langley and New Westminster at the B.C. Gymnastics Championships. Sadhra earned his spot on the provincial team by placing sixth overall in the High Performance Argo category. Dyson was third all-around in High Performance Junior, while Sheremata placed second and Hood third in High
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Collings earns weekly award for great play at Philadelphia school
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Tsawwassen’s Paige Collings has earned a women’s softball conference player-of-the-week honours for her outstanding play at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The Delta Heat product helped the Dragons win four of five games to move into fourth place in conference play. Collings, who has been one of Drexel’s most potent hitters over the past few weeks, came through with a number of clutch hits to help the Dragons win a key conference series at Delaware and sweep rival Penn. She started the week with her team-leading sixth home run of the season against Penn. The blast to left field cleared the scoreboard and was last seen headed toward Route 76 on its way out of the park. She continued that hot hitting, batting .455 (1022) on the week with two doubles, two homers and eight RBIs. The South Delta secondary graduate was also in the heart of two big wins at Delaware last weekend in a 2-1 CAA series victory. Collings drove in the goahead run in Drexel’s 3-2 win over the Blue Hens on Saturday and went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and her seventh home run of the season in Drexel’s 5-4 win in game three on Sunday. She brought in the gametying run with a single in the seventh inning to key the Dragons’ two-out rally in the thrilling come-from-behind victory. Collings is currently riding a nine-game hitting streak, which is the longest
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for Drexel this season. She has hit safely in 15 of her last 16 games and her home run on Sunday tied the team’s single-season record for home runs. The mark of seven homers was set by Ashley Botelho in 2008 and matched by Botelho and Sandi Wambold in 2009. Collings is hitting .328 on
the season and she leads the team in runs scored (15), home runs (7) and RBIs (29). The Dragons are looking for Collings to continue her clutch hitting as they finish their home schedule with an important three-game conference series this weekend against James Madison.
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South Delta forward helps Wild take top honours at U16 B.C. Cup
South Delta’s Andrew Kulkas helped Team Wild take top honours at the recent Under 16 BC Cup held in Prince George. The four-day event featured 160 of the top U16 players in the province participating in a tournament format. The Wild defeated the Sabres 6-0 in the championship game. Kulkas, who attends the SDSS Hockey Academy and plays for South Delta Minor, finished with two goals and one assist in four games. Other local players who took part included: Christian Plain, Jason Fram, Macoy Erkamps, Joey Kishiuch, MacKenzie Turnbull, Joshua Smith and Jesse Irving. The tournament is part of the B.C.
Hockey High Performance U16 Program which is designed as an introduction to B.C. Hockey’s High Performance Program, exposing players, coaches and officials to short term competition. The Under 16 Program also acts as a precursor to the B.C. Hockey High Performance U17 Program. The U17 B.C. Cup is taking place this weekend in 100 Mile House. Among the participants is Tsawwassen’s Ryan Olsen who was a first round pick of the Saskatoon Blades in the 2009 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. He played for the Greater Vancouver Canadians last season in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League.
Lovely South Pointe rancher close to Diefenbaker Park. Great curb appeal with developed gardens and a private fenced backyard for entertaining. Sunny west exposure makes for a very bright space. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a very functional layout.
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Tsawwassen’s Andrew Kulkas (second from bottom left) celebrates with his Wild teammates after winning the U16 B.C. Cup in Prince George.
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Come enjoy the beautiful decks in a large South facing private yard. Lovely ranch style home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, family room, and separate dining room. A sunny living room with French doors open to a large deck that is adjoined to a spacious covered deck. New front door, laminated ﬂoors in major areas. New lino in kitchen, new washer/dryer, new exterior and interior paint, new fence, 4 year old roof with warranty, thermo windows and updated kitchen. Close to schools and transportation.
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Great 2,125 sq.ft 3 bedroom rancher on Prestigious Arthur Beautiful 3 bedroom townhome in sought-after Harbour Drive BACKING SLOUGH WITH WONDERFUL FARMLAND side! Totally renovated new windows, new bathrooms, new VIEWS! Don’t miss it! Loft with huge “extra” BONUS games large, extended kitchen, laminate !ooring, etc! This is a real room! 1/4 acre lot, circular driveway! Great home! UPDATED beauty! Don’t miss out! Private yard backing green space. 4274 Arthur Drive-Ladner 4821 Turnbuckle Wynd-Ladner
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Great 3 bdrm 1,610 sq.ft rancher in desirable area of South Surrey! Minutes to beach and Whiterock Strip! New Roof, newer carpets and paint etc. Great home, don’t miss it!
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3 bdrm townhome in quiet location, walking distance to Village. 1,612 sq.ft, “half-stairs” to all levels, very unique plan, single garage, private yard. Building totally renovated a few years ago! Multiple decks and patios! Quietly located #5-5635 Ladner Trunk Road-Ladner
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14,000 sq.ft LOT! 3,600 sq.ft home (Rancher with master suite upstairs). 5 bdrm+den, living/family/games rooms, swimming pool, circular driveway, rv parking, this is a real estate! Walk to everything in minutes from your doorstep! 4493 Arthur Drive-Ladner
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Great 2 bdrm condo in West Ladner on the water! 2 bdrm unit, 1,229 sq.ft, spacious, UPDATED! Laminate, paint, kitchen, etc! What a location! Priced to sell! Don’t miss it!
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RARE! LARGE 2,300 sq.ft rancher on HUGE 12,700 sq.ft lot in the center of Ladner! Walk to absolutely everything in minutes! LARGE GREAT ROOM ADDITION AT REAR 4473 Arthur Drive-Ladner
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16,000 SQ.FT lot on quiet cul-de-sac in great West Ladner location! Potential to subdivide into two 8,000 sq.ft lots! Call today for details! Great home on property currently!
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Wow! Beautiful 2,000 SqFt 3-Bedroom Rancher! Updated with new !ooring, interior and exterior paint, kitchen, bathrooms, windows, furnace, etc! Great spacious home with living room & family room. 2 sets of patio doors, etc 5424 6th Ave-Tsawwassen
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Excellent 14 yr young home backing waterway! 2,800 sq.ft, 4 or 5 bdrm home! Absolutely MAJESTIC! Come and see this home and you will be impressed! Guaranteed! Park-like 100% private rear yard! This is it! Don’t miss it! 5506 Westminster Ave-Ladner
Absolutely beautiful 3,150 sf spacious split-level home on huge 1/3 acre lot on sought-after Stevens Drive! Park-like setting! Extensively updated home! MORTGAGE HELPER SUITE! Space for your home business! This has it all! 4993 Stevens Drive-Tsawwassen
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Wonderful 3 bdrm townhome in Rarely Available 3 yr young Townhome complex in the Center of Ladner! 1,736 sq.ft, HIGH-END "nishings, granite/hardwood, slate tile, etc! Designer paint, 2 master bedrooms, garage, private yard! Don’t miss this one! Priced to sell! Come see it, you won’t be disappointed!
priced to sell @ $525,000 #2-4729 Garry Street-Ladner BRAND NEW EXECUTIVE HOME 1,100 sq.ft 2 bdrm condo
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LARGE 2 bdrm condo in sought-after Park Regent Estates. OVERLOOKING MEMORIAL PARK! GREAT VIEW! SUNNY SOUTH EXPOSURE! LARGE OPEN !oor plan! Unit needs some updating but great layout, great condo, great location
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What a lifestyle! Come and see this! Beautifuly renovated 2003 sq ft 3 bedroom & games townhome with vaulted ceilings, TOTALLY RENOVATED! Overlooking park-like treed area and beautiful stream! What a great feel! Come see! 1141 Fairway Views Wynd-Tsawwassen
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What a rare opportunity. Westham Island Winery is being offered for sale! 32.63 acres, LARGE Beautiful custom home (13 yrs young), PLUS winery, barns, and fruitstand! Farm/winery is fully operational! Don’t miss this chance! 2170 Westham Island Road-Westham Island-Ladner
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Nice clean 1 level Rancher style home with 2 bedrooms, a bright white kitchen with eating area, gas ﬁreplace, and a nice sized Master Bedroom with a 4 piece ensuite. Laundry room, new laminate and carpet ﬂooring and a single car garage! Great complex, and you can go away on holidays with conﬁdence.
New Listing ~ $419,000 ~ #107 4753 River Road West, Ladner
1350 sq foot 2 bed 2 bath ground ﬂoor condo, laminate ﬂoors, an upgraded Kitchen with white cabinets. Washer, Dryer & Fridge are new, & an upright Freezer, Microwave, Stove & Dishwasher are included. A west exposed patio is accessed from the living room & both bedrooms. The complex has a ﬁne exercise center with Hot Tub & Sauna, party/meeting room, huge storage locker & secure parking. A Premier complex!
Hailey Church (a key midfielder), Madisen Gardner (defender), Dakota Dolfo-Smith (strong defender), Tessa Conroy (a speedy forward), Anna Battison (a standout striker), Emma Robinson (intense, all-around player), Christina Lionello (another speedy forward), Devan Hanbury (a key defensive player), Elizabeth Pritchard (midfielder/ defneder with excellent ball handling), Gina Musto (strong defensive player), Kaitlyn Watt (defender), Laura Paterson (fast with good ball handling), Megan Dunlop (midfielder), Kelsey Racich (center forward), Katie Sim (goalkeeper and right wing), Tori Smallwood (great in goal and on the left side), and Margot Gunning (center midfielder, named MVP of the Coastal Cup Final).
Nicely updated 5 bedroom basement entry home! In the last 4 years updates include, New Roof, Windows, Furnace, H/W Tank, Kitchen, Flooring and paint! 2 kitchens, single car garage and a big south exposed lot. Great neighborhood, close to everything.
New Listing Windsor Woods ~ #314 1359 56th Street, Tsawwassen, $349,000 Cozy 1124 sq foot 2 bed 2 bath condo, close to shopping, central to everything & the bus route. Includes all appliances, gas Fire Place, 4 piece ensuite, new laminate ﬂooring, large sun deck. This condo feels like a rancher layout. Close to the park and the colorful Windsor Woods lagoon.
4420 River Road West, Ladner
Cozy 1300 square foot 2 bed, den and 2 bath rancher Totally renovated 5 years ago from top to bottom! Hardy plank siding, new roof, windows, and inside done to the 10‚s, new appliances, hardwood ﬂoors, vaulted ceilings, lighting and more! Rear lane parking, separate garage now a heated ??? room, aggregate driveway and new fencing.
4856 Turnbuckle Wynd, Ladner ~ $349,900
Nicely updated 1538 sq. ft. 3 level, 3 bed, family room, townhome with 1 car garage in downtown Ladner. Updates include kitchen, bathroom, ﬂooring, Low E windows, heat & lighting. Big deck and new fencing. Great complex with clubhouse rec and exercise facility.
D307 4845 53rd Street, Ladner ~ Reduced $219,000
The Redone Ladner Pointe, Nice 1 bed 1 bath unit, top ﬂoor, views of N Shore Mountains. Vaulted ceiling, laminate ﬂoor, gas f/p, insuite laundry and storage and 1 parking spot. Close to everything and a bargain today. Building has the New Home Warranty for 10 years!
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Chelsea Gardens! 1586 Sq foot 2 bed 2 bath Rancher Style 1 car garage Townhome in a 23 acre gated community! Shows like new, Mrs. Clean lives here! Complex has club house, rec center, pool, and R V Parking! Wonderful ponds, gardens and walkways! A nice place to retire.
Tsawwassen soccer team provides plenty of Trouble for its opponents The Tsawwassen Trouble caused plenty of fits for its opponents this season. The U15 Bronze girls soccer team went undefeated in league play — scoring 93 goals and surrendering none. The post-season also produced similar success with Trouble reaching the Coastal Classic Cup final and dropping a 2-1 decision to Chilliwack. Greatly impacting the outcome was the locals missing seven players to a choir trip in San Francisco. The girls have been coached the past five years (plus) by John Racich and Randy Smallwood, with assistance also from Steve Sim. The players thank their coaches for a lot of fun this past season. The Trouble’s line-up included: Charlotte Bohmert (defender and mid-fielder) ,
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Tsawwassen Trouble U15 girls soccer team
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Detached 1510 square foot, 3 bedroom townhouse in desirable Willow Lane Court. This home features one of the largest back yard patio areas in the complex. Main floor features laminate flooring throughout. Lovely NEW kitchen/eating area, spacious dining area with french doors to south exposed patio/garden. Living room with gas fireplace. Upstairs with 3 very good size bedrooms, master with full ensuite including soaker tub. Laundry room up for absolute convenience. NEWER carpets, brand NEW roof in 2009, garage. Great location! If you want to get into this house before the open, call us!
#13, 4855 57th Street, Ladner
Call Bob or Linda at 604-946-8899
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Totally updated - Gorgeous kitchen with granite countertops, new cabinets and stainless steel appliances, tile flooring and sitting bar. Dining area and living room with wood flooring, lovely gas fireplace.New paint and carpet in master bedroom featuring french doors which lead to private balcony and walk through closet to updated bathroom. Storage locker just down the hall. Secured underground parking. Close to shops & amenities yet tucked quietly away in a cul-de-sac. Nothing to do but move right in.
#220-1441 Garden Place, Tsawwassen
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BRIGHT & SPACIOUS!
Fabulous quiet 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner penthouse in Fairview 56. Spacious & bright with warm wood flooring, gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets & granite countertops. High ceilings in this fabulous living room with windows to the north, east and south. Master bedroom with large walk in closet & 4 piece ensuite. Enjoy the mountain views from your deck. 2 car underground parking. This 4 year young complex is centrally located in Tsawwassen - walk to shops, bus, recreation & restaurants. A must to see!
310-1375 View Crescent, Tsawwassen
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Each Ofﬁce Independently Owned & Operated
OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2-4 104- 1642 56 St., Tsaw. $393,000
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THE ONLY NEW CONDOS IN TSAWWASSEN This is what you’ve been waiting for! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths brand new home with magniﬁcent kitchen, cherry cabinets, granite counters, wood ﬂoors, 9’ - 12’ ceilings with huge crown moulding ... give Brian or Harry a call! BRIAN ELSEY 604-551-9396 HARRY RATCHFORD 604-315-2633
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Perfect family home is available for Buyers who are looking for a quiet cul de sac location that is within easy walking distance to Ladner Elementary and Delta High School. This 4 bedroom home is just over 2500 sqft and has a great ﬂoor plan which is great for entertaining! Some of the recent updates include: new carpet, granite counters, lighting ﬁxtures, backsplash, french doors, california shutters and hot water tank. You will love the crown moldings throughout the home as well as the manicured private backyard which has a cedar shed. To view this lovely home come to the Open House this Sunday between 2-4pm.
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4410 50A Street Asking $734,900 #103-5461 12th Ave., Tsawwassen (T) 604.943.3110 (F) 604.943.6155
250 - 54A STREET, PEBBLE HILL $589,000
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Solid 2100 sq. ft. 3 bedroom family home in original condition. Living room with ﬁreplace, deck off dining room, 2 full baths. Spacious 8945 sq. ft. fenced lot on quiet street. Single garage with RV parking. Close to parks, transportation and Pebble Hill School. Wonderful opportunity for ﬁrst time buyers or investors. $589,000.
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Sprawling, unique, lovingly cared for brick rancher built by local artist Raine Leagh. Complete with separate studio for arts and crafts. Fabulously landscaped with lots of privacy. Truly a piece of paradise. Yours for $749,000.
Spacious corner apartment. Large master with ensuite. Second bedroom is unusually large also. Country style kitchen with roomy eating area. This is an excellent floor plan. One of the best in this very desirable complex. Priced at $354,900.
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Pride of ownership abounds in this updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome boasting a large attic rec room. Spacious patio for summer fun, very private. Well landscaped complex with much greenery. Situated in the heart of Ladner a few steps to shopping etc. Offered at $439,000
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1679 57th Street, Beach Grove TSAWWASSEN PRICED AT $595,000 YOUR FLOAT HOME SPECIALIST
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Sutton Group-Seafair Realty #103-5461 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen, BC
Rarely available, Highland Terrace. Lovely 2 bdrm., 2 bath spacious unit incl. stainless appliances in kitchen with walk-in pantry. Open living and dining. Generous sized rooms. Master bath incl. sep. tub and shower and lots of closet and storage in-suite. Murphy bed in 2nd bdrm. can stay. Terriﬁc location, with extra parking avail. $345,900
Float home with Richmond moorage
Awesome value for $199,000. This unique Japanese inspired 1250 square foot home is available with secure moorage of $825 per month. Tastefully appointed with shoji screens, hardwood and Corian countertops in kitchen 2 bdm, 2 bth and a fabulous roof deck for those unobstructed views.
Welcome to Ladner Reach, home to 28 ﬂoat homes and fabulous views of river, sky & mountains. Lots of room to roam in this custom designed home featuring easy care vinyl siding, ﬂoating party deck & full river views. Main ﬂoor living with lots of storage including walkin pantry off gourmet kitchen & w/gas stove. Three bedrooms up with 2 ensuite baths and fabulous walk-in closet. Built-in desks for 2 home ofﬁces/bedrooms and cozy deck on 3rd ﬂoor. Great place for that glass of wine & enjoying the amazing sunsets. $429,000
Sutton Group-West Coast Realty 15595 24th Ave., White Rock, BC
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Well kept 4 bedroom home. Fully ﬁnished basement provides mortgage assistance. South exposed sundeck with private back garden, perfect for entertaining. Quiet neighbourhood close to transportation and shopping. Oodles of parking even for your RV.
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#8-3473 W River Rd. One of Wesdel Marina’s ﬁnest ﬂoat homes offered by the original owner displays the signature of thoughtful design with no wasted space with 3 bedroom,3 1/2 baths. Come and enjoy the views of river, mountains and wild life. 12’x32’ boat slip included.
#3-3473 W River Rd.
Float home on a 20 X 30 water lot in Marina Wesdel. Great room design featuring designer colours, engineered hardwood ﬂooring and natural gas. Ensuite with 6 foot soaker tub and steam shower. Huge deck with fabulous views. Built in wall bed, queen size included. $519,000
Beat the HST and pay only $759,900 GST INCLUDED for this beautifully crafted new home. This must be seen! Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath featuring a spacious ﬂoor-plan boasting over 2,500 sq ft with vaulted ceilings and a very functional layout. Centrally located, close to shopping & transit routes, you'll love spending time with family and friends in your own backyard!
Canoe Pass Village
25x30 foot waterlot, includes a 32' boatslip, garage and extra parking in Delta's premier ﬂoat home community. $319,000
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DEXTER ASSOCIATES REALTY, a highly regarded independent Real Estate ﬁrm in the Vancouver Metro area, is pleased to announce that Bill Marshall has joined the Dexter Team as its South Delta representative. Bill has lived in South Delta for 30 years, knows the area inside-out, and has had a hugely successful career as a Realtor in the area. He is that rarity: a caring, compassionate person with a keen eye for detail. “I take the time to get everything right for you.” With qualities one always hopes to ﬁnd in a Realtor, Bill is Pro-Active and Direct with Integrity, Commitment and Loyalty. He is completely dedicated to the interests of each of his clients Bill specializes in residential property, income property, businesses, and absentee owners. If you have worked with Bill in the past, you will want him the next time you need Real Estate services. If you are looking for a Realtor, look no further.
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DEY Barbara St. Leger
September 7, 1950 - April 27, 2010
It is with great sadness, that we announce the passing of Barbara St. Leger Dey after a courageous battle with cancer. She was a loving, and devoted wife and mother. Barb leaves behind her husband Ron, son Chad, brother Richard (Barbara), brother-in-law Jeff (Sandy), sister-in-law Carol. Three nieces, Shelley, Kaleigh, and Melize, and one nephew Evan. Barb touched many lives with her laughter, kindness, and zeal for live; and will be sadly missed by all those whose lives she enriched. A special thanks to Speed and Nancy Falcos, and all of her friends and coworkers for their love and support, during this difficult time. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday May 9th from 1-5pm at the Sundance Banquet Hall in Ladner. In lieu of flowers, it was Barb’s wish for donations to be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation.
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STANLEY Frank Conquest
Jan 13, 1926 - April 21, 2010
Frank Passed away suddenly at the Langley Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his sisters, Ina Shankie of Langley, and Joyce Warner of Tsawwassen. Frank was a long time resident of Boundary Bay, and well known in the Tsawwassen area. On August 28, 2008, he moved to the Highland Lodge in Langley, where he was well cared for by all of the staff. A private family gathering will be held in Frank’s remembrance.
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DAVIS, Lorraine (nee Smith) Peacefully on Saturday, April 24th, 2010, aged 83, with her family by her side. Predeceased by her partner Norman Dean. Loving mother of Donna (Don Vannerus), Laurie (Andrew Thorner), Glenda (Willy Wong) plus 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters Leona and Audrey and nieces and nephews. A family tea will be held on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 12:00 pm in the Baker View Lounge at Augustine House, 3820 Arthur Drive, Delta BC. In lieu of ﬂowers donations can be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation at 5800 Mountain View Boulevard, Delta, BC V4K 3V6.
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Doreen’s family is proud to announce her naval biography in the Hall of Fame section of the new book and website “The History of Metropolitan Vancouver” by Chuck Davis.
1055 MAROCCHI Betty It is with both sorrow and joy we announce the passing of Betty Marocchi on April 21, 2010 at the age of 84 years after a brief illness. Though we have periods of sadness and a definite sense of loss, we rejoice that Mom is safe in the presence of her Lord and released from pain and suffering. She is survived by her daughter Shelley (bob) Payne of Strathmore, AB, son Mike (Merril) Marocchi of Ladner, BC. Five grandchildren - Tammy Payne, Cory (Tara) Payne, Christine (Dave) Mosser, Amy Marocchi and Mario (Melissa) Marocchi, two greatgrandchildren - Zach and Chase, sister Nancy Holloway of Caster, AB, brothers Tom Johnson of Courtney, B.C., Jake Johnson of Edmonton, AB. and much loved nieces and nephews - Lyn, Ray, Don, Phil, Les, Nelson, Sheila, Beth, Paul, Mary, Maureen and Shirley. She was predeceased by her husband, Mario, in 1969 and her brother, Charlie, and baby sister Isabella. Betty was proud to serve the communities of Parksville, Qualicum and Delta as their Public Health Nurse from 1956 to 1986. Betty was clear in her wish not to have a funeral service so will be remembered by her family at a graveside gathering. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry (FOI Gospel Ministry of the S.P.C.A.
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December 12, 1927 - April 30, 2000
Doreen married Korean War Veteran Gerard “Bill” Reitsma in North Vancouver in 1960, and they adopted 2 children, Raymond and Richard. The family will gather at the Hotel Vancouver for a memorial brunch on Sunday May 2, 2010.
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DOREEN PATTERSON REITSMA Doreen Nettie Patterson was born in Vancouver, and was the ﬁrst woman from BC chosen to serve in Canada’s new post WWII women’s division of the Royal Canadian Navy. She received her basic training at HMCS Cornwallis, and was trained as an elite radio intelligence operator for the wireless communications base at HMC NRS Coverdale. In 1953 Doreen became one of only eleven Wren’s to serve at the Naval Radio Station at Churchill, Manitoba. At her death, the Premier of BC sent a letter to her family in Ladner which acknowledged her initiative as “an achievement for women, and her example as an inspiration for all British Columbians.”
OLDHAM, Robin Beltone Riton December 17, 1928 - April 27, 2010
Bob was born in Penticton, BC on December 17, 1928. He graduated from high school in West Vancouver in 1946. Bob joined the RCMP on April 20, 1949 and graduated with ‘D’ Squad in September 1949, badge #15770. His ﬁrst postings were in Alberta and then with Visa Control in England, Germany and Italy. The rest of his RCMP career was with the Security Service branch until he retired on February 18, 1975. In 1975 he joined the security division of Paciﬁc Western Airlines and retired from Canadian Airlines in July 1992. Bob married Diane Whyte on October 2, 1959. They lived in Vancouver, Victoria, Richmond, Nelson and Tsawwassen. During his career with the airlines they traveled throughout the world. Bob and Diane also became enthusiastic RV’ers and traveled throughout Canada and the United States with their cat Puma. Bob is predeceased by his beloved wife and sweetheart Diane. Survived by his daughters Tammy Schiere (Chris) and Kelly Hill (Earl), granddaughters Kristen and Leanne, brother-in-law Lorne Whyte (Ayn Marie) and their families. Bob leaves behind many good friends. Donations in Bob’s memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. At Bob’s request there will be no Memorial Service.
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FRASER POWER & SAIL SQUADRON All power boat operators must have their PCOC (Operator’s) Card! PCOC Challenge Examinations Wednesday, May 5 Tuesday, June 8 7 pm. Delta Secondary School (Ladner) Examination fee $30; Study Materials $18 www.frasersquadron.ca call to register 604-786-5678
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ANJU’S SKINCARE & ELECTROLYSIS for all your esthetic needs moving to new location in Ladner Village. HIRING NOW ESTHETICIAN and NAIL TECHNICIAN Call Anju at 604-781-4693 or mail resume to: 4893 Delta St, Ladner.
Harbour Link Container Services in Delta, BC is looking to hire a CONTAINER EQUIPMENT OPERATOR. Successful candidates will be able to safely operate container handling equipment, seek improvements to yard operational processes, act as a front line customer service representative in dealing with drivers coming into the yard, and have a certain degree of computer proficiency. You thrive in a fast-paced environment without comprising safety standards or attention to detail. See online version of this ad on working.com for more details. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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needed for disabled female. Part time work that includes personal care, meal prep. and some light house duties. Please call 604-940-3901, leave message. HARRIS NURSERYLAND Ladner location requires F/T person, heavy lifting req’d. Apply in person, 6508 Ladner Trunk Rd.
LADNER FISH COMPANY Has immediate openings for F/T FISH PLANT WORKERS Fax resume to 604-946-6238 or apply in person to 4179 River Rd. West, Ladner.
SCALE PERSON wanted for Delta location. Computer skills required. English a must. 604-433-2239 or fax 604-432-9854. THRIFTY FOODS - Tsawwassen FLORAL DESIGNER needed part time. Send resume to email@example.com posting #6646
Edo-Ya Sushi in Delta
Requires 4 exp’d Japanese Cooks. Min. 3-5 yrs hands-on exp. Completion of high school. Prep. & cook authentic Japanese menu items, ensure food quality, determine food portion, develop creative menu, skills at dealing with kitchen & train staff, speaking Korean is an asset. Perm. F/T $19/hr 40 hrs/wk. Email or Send resume: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1350 56 St Delta, BC V4L 2A4 DAYTIME Short Order Cook required Mon-Fri. 9am-3pm. experience preferred. Call after 3pm. 604-946-5144.
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Canadian Mining Contractor is seeking dedicated, hardworking and self-motivated individuals for the following positions:
Job Description: The individuals selected for these positions shall be required to provide all facets of underground production services. They will be responsible for the completion of various production tasks with an emphasis on the operation of a range of LHD equipment, truck haulage, “In The Hole” (ITH) drilling and blasting. Other support duties such as mechanical installation(s) (installation and maintenance of air, water and ventilation) and ground support will also be required. These individuals will be expected to receive daily safety and work line-up from their immediate supervisor(s) and complete the daily line-up safely and on time. Job Qualifications: ● Must have Full Underground Hard Rock Mining Service Type Common Core (U0000 to U0012), or equivalent provincial designation ● Must have a minimum of 3 years underground production experience ● Must have modules U0068A/B, U0071, U0091 or U0092 depending on specific task.
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Job Description: The individuals selected for these positions will be expected to provide all facets of underground mining development. They will be responsible for all development tasks and shall have sufficient experience with daily activities such as a range of LHD operation, jumbo operators, and mechanized bolting. Other support duties such as mechanical installation(s) (installation and maintenance of air, water and ventilation) and ground support will also be required. These individuals will be expected to receive daily safety and work line-up from their immediate supervisor(s) and complete the daily line-up safely and on time. Job Qualifications: ● Must possess their Full Common Core for Underground Hard Rock Miner (U0000 to U0012), or equivalent provincial designation ● Must have a minimum of 3 years work experience ● Must have U0018, U0089 or U0092 depending on equipment or specific task ● Experience with either MacLean Series bolters or Atlas Copco Boltec are will be given top consideration
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ROOM FOR SALE - 8’ x 14’ movable room, 10’ ceiling, wood stove, ceiling fan, 2 skylights, built to code. Has been moved by Walrus Crane. Must sell $2,100 obo. (604) 943-7714 or 560-3833
2 GRAY CUSTOM made (Paramount recliners)only 1 reclines, $175 for pair. 604-943-5893
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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca
Olympic disposal Sale on Now April 23 - May 16 9am-3pm daily
New/used furniture, new clothes, torch relay outﬁts, household items, one of a kind Olympic memorabilia
Low, low prices, great Deals!!!...Hurry in 7530 Hopcott Road Delta BC
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BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636
SACRIFICE $4500 Farmhouse Collection dining suite, hutch, table & 4 chairs, from Country Furniture. $1500.604-943-4513
FLEXSTEEL LEATHER dble reclining sofa, camel 6 yrs old, good cond $250. Call 604-946-0613
#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse or storage building. 6 different colors available! 40 year warranty! FREE shipping for the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
PLAYHOUSE, WOOD, large outdoor, free you pu, 604-948-4808
DUFFY BASKETBALL hoop, heavy duty, good cond. $75, 604-948-4808
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EXP’D CHILDCARE provider has full time spot avail immed, Central Ladner. Call 604-946-6454
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FULLY QUALIFIED MOM of 3yr old daughter and central ladner location between 2 schools. Offers before/after school or full day care at an affordable price in my happy home. I am First Aid certified and have ample room for fun and learning. Must be ok with friendly pets and I have a van for drop off pick up situations if needed. Please call Niki @ 604-306-3554 and references are available if needed as I am well known in the community.
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GRAND OPENING May 1st, 2010, Spaces available ECE Cert & Montessori Trained.Tsawwassen Christine 604-724-6125
PERSIAN KITTEN spayed female 6 mth CFA reg health gaur gentle $600 firm 604-939-1231 www.dreamhimicattery.com
DOUBLE DOODLES! Goldendoodle x Labradoodle Pups Best of the Best! Almost ready Fr. $850.00 Call 604-533-6905
PUPPY PARADISE Havanese Gorgeous & Smart! (PB, Reg’d) M $895. F $995. 778-552-0822
COIN COIN QUACK QUACK Family daycare, French Immersion, Ladner, 0-12 yrs. Openings available. Pls Call Marie-Claude 604-946-7402
CREATION STATION DAYCARE
★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957
Licensed Group Daycare & School Age has spaces avail. for ages 30 mos. - 10 yrs.
Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds 778-688-6340 abetterlifedogrescue.com
KOMONDOR 3 mos male, smart, loving, strong personality. Needs exp owner. $800. 604-857-4120
ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com AUSSIE PUPS. Ten to choose from. Ready to go the first weekend in June. Tails & claws done. Both parents available to view. $700 - $1000/ea. 604-607-7372
BEAUTIFUL KITTENS Siemese X, tabby, solids $40. Call 604-392-6898 Chilliwack
BORDERNESE X puppies, born Mar 13 have both parents grt family & camping dog. $300. 604-792-3280
HIMALAYAN KITTENS, 3 f/2 m, vet ✔, 1st shots, family raised, ready. $200. Aldgr 604-626-4650
CHIHUAHUA PUP, purebred, family raised, male, ready to go. Vancouver. $390. 778-239-6252
POMERANIAN PUPPIES 2 males, ready to go. $500 ea, mom & dad also avail. 604-858-7606
PUPPY PARADISE Beautiful Shelties 'Little Lassies!' (PB, Reg’d) M $895. F $995. 778-552-0822
Ready to Graduate From Particle Board? Find your answer in the Classifieds – in print and online!
ROTTWEILER PUPS Purebreds. D.O.B. 03/04/10. 3 females & 1 male. Full tails; dew claws removed; dewormed & vet checked. Ready now! $800 firm. (1)-604-794-3953, Chilliwack
PUPPY PARADISE Golden Retriever Awesome Family Dog! (PB, Reg’d) F $795 M $895 778-552-0822
SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application. www.tntsharpeirescue.com please contact email@example.com
PURE BRED Male British Bulldog, 5 months old, Moving must sell, $2000 obo. 778-552-4509
SHIH TZU & Lhasa Apso pups, home raised, vet ✔ 1st shot, dewormed, ready to view, $495. Chwk 604-702-1960 or 794-3197
JACK RUSSELL pups male, female smooth coat, tails docked, dewormed, 1st shots $450. 604-701-1587
BARE NAKED BABIES, Rare True Hairless Chinese Cresteds, family raised, vet checked, 14 weeks, $1000 604-723-1963
RARE! CHOCOLATE & BLUE French Bulldogs, 1st in Canada. Reserve now! 604-802-6934
SOLID WOOD B EDROOM SET. Beautiful cond ition. Must go. Call Vince 555 -3210.
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Aries March 21 - April 19: Chase money, especially money owed to you, or pursue past dollar sources such as a former job/employer. Pay old bills. Life is easy, mild. But don’t start any new projects before May 11. You might discover, early week, that there is a ﬂaw or major hindrance in something you thought was “in the bag,” especially in romantic, creative or speculation zones. Work with a Gemini, Taurus or Capricorn to overcome that ﬂaw. (Or just accept it.) Communications are affectionate, especially with someone who means a lot to you (enemies can mean a lot, too!). Happiness, Wednesday/Thursday!
Cancer June 21-July 22: A former friend, schoolmate, could pop by, phone. If this occurs Sunday to Tuesday noon, or Friday/Saturday, it could have bigger implications – opportunity, love, travel, etc. Be engaging, welcoming. Your domestic scene has “lightened up” lately, and will stay light until late July. (This also takes the pressure off marriage and other partnerships.) Use this interval to prepare for the resumption of “serious matters” in this arena late July through 2012. Get contracts signed, disagreements settled, etc. Someone out there wants to “rescue” you. If the knight’s white, say yes.
Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Mysteries, intimate bonding, sex, pregnancy, lifestyle change, commitments and consequences, crime, research, dreams, investments, ﬁnances, inheritances and other people’s money – these continue to occupy you, and continue to be subject to delays, mistakes and misunderstandings. Be patient. Reprise the past – e.g., grab a former lover, chase former ﬁnancial situations, revisit former mysteries. You might be contemplating marriage, or another cultural passage. Wait: January to June 2011 will bring your answer, ring your bell. Security, home Sunday-Tuesday. Romance mid-week.
Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy and charisma soar, you love life and it loves you! But once every four years your April/May high-energy period will occur while it is unwise to begin new projects – as now. These 1-in-4 year phases must be meant to nudge you into cleaning up your past, or seizing it so you don’t lose something --- or someone – valuable. That might be why old ﬂames, nostalgia, old contacts, and past “ungrabbed” opportunities return, as they are doing now. So use your high energy and magnetism this week, but use it to reprise (or clean up) the past. Joy, Friday/Saturday!
Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Start nothing new before May 11. Reprise the past in career, prestige areas – and protect these from mistakes, supply shortages, missed meetings, etc. A former career role might return. You’re still assertive/aggressive, your face is redder than usual, you want quick results, and you might push people too hard – this from last October to early June 2010 (and Monday/Tuesday!). On the good side, higher learning, foreign countries and lawyers beneﬁt you. Your social life has picked up! Work hard Sunday to Tuesday noon. Be ﬂexible, welcoming mid-week. Mysteries, intimacy late week.
Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Relationships remain your prime focus. Don’t start new ones. Protect ongoing contacts from (your?) neglect. You could deal with a former spouse, business partner or contact, or a former opportunity might return (especially one involving the public, relocation, sex, ﬁnances, and/or a social group). You could grow increasingly intimate with a friend or affectionate bond. That’s good. If you learn a secret Sunday/Monday, it’s true. Take care if a relationship conﬂicts with your career or community status. Slow down, attend to home, family mid-week. Romance, creativity visit Friday/Saturday!
Gemini May 21-June 20: Lie low, rest, make no demands.Cleanup,handleoldobligations,governmentrelated tasks, administrative duties – and be nice. (Bureaucrats do engage in revenge sometimes.) Your speech and writing is a bit aggressive, male, volatile – and unusually friendly – last October to this coming June. Neglected chores will return. So might an old ﬂame, but a quiet or restrictive or burdensome one, perhaps someone you want to protect. (Remember, this is your year for career success, not for shenanigans.) Big money, mysteries and sex favour you Sunday to Tuesday. Mid-week’s mellow.
Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Start nothing new before May 11. An assortment of old friends, former lovers, teachers, schoolmates, even bosses might have started ﬂowing in – most of these won’t last, so be non-committal until you see who “sticks.” A Taurus, Gemini and/or another Virgo ﬁgure prominently. Romance, creative or speculative urges, love for happy children – these bless you Sunday to noon Tuesday. The “person” side of this shines bright; the sex/ intimate side meets problems, perhaps due to security factors. Relationships intrigue you Friday/Saturday. For 15 years, marriage/love will fascinate you.
Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The accent remains on work — you have a lot to do, including chores you neglected weeks or months ago. Tackle these. If unemployed, contact former employers, or return to a former ﬁeld. But DON’T start any brand new work projects, nor buy machinery. All this to May 11. If a co-worker’s driving you crazy, just take a deep breath. Your spouse is affectionate. If you’re unattached, others respond sweetly (but don’t seek anyone brand new before May 11). Money has “signiﬁcance” or involves important news Sunday-Tuesday. Be domestic, or in nature, Friday/Saturday.
May 2 - 8 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Romance is deep, meaningful, might be of marriage quality. This applies especially if an old ﬂame has wandered back. Take a chance on this. But don’t start a brand new relationship now – it would forever remain an “unﬁnished symphony.” Same advice applies to creative, speculative, sports and pleasure projects. Work is pleasant, co-workers affectionate. Your energy and charisma soar Sunday to noon Tuesday – much succeeds, but don’t push love toward intimacy too soon, and beware mixing gambling with investments. Money’s important mid-week – be nimble! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Rest, lie low and contemplate people, things, your life Sunday to noon Tuesday. There is much to think over, and a series of valuable insights, especially in the areas of home, security, spirit, government, sex and intimacy, romance and large ﬁnances. Your relations with others (or one other) are at a low, and critical point. Don’t expect agreement, but do realize you are probably in the “power seat” of this relationship now. (As opposed to last October/November, when roles were switched.) A “déjà-vu” situation might exist. Your energy and charisma return mid-week. Money, Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You’re busy, but not pressured (much) – enjoy the respite.Your popularity rises Sunday to noon Tuesday – seek friends, be happy, ﬂirt with a casual acquaintance you haven’t seen in awhile, have fun! (That casual friend might be the key to a signiﬁcant social, even partnership event.) But realize restlessness can interfere with job success. Settle into rest, contemplation and mild withdrawal Tuesday noon through Thursday. True insight, inspiration arrives Thursday. Your energy and charisma surge Friday/Saturday! Attract and do. But don’t start anything new before May 11. firstname.lastname@example.org • Reading: 416-686-5014
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KATISSA POULTRY Non medicated, all vegetable feed, no animal by products, grown and sold on the farm. Fully Processed, Flash Frozen Ready for roasting. For prices & details see www.specialtychicken.com Cloverdale area, 604 541-0007
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HAIR CARE available in your home. Call Gisela 604-946-8071
PERSONALIZED DRIVING Service. Appt., etc, Best rates. Delta Door-to-Door. Gail 604-603-6809
LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800 www.mysticalconnections.ca
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604-940-1934 ALL accounting services 15+ years experience, bookkeeping, payroll etc. etc. Helen Petre CPB 604-897-5771 email@example.com
OSOYOOS WATERFRONT 3br, 2bath, fully equipped & furn large deck, BBQ, ac, canoes, priv. dock, Avail June to Sept. $1500 /wk, 604-922-6103...551-3014
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OPEN HSE Sun, May 2nd, 2-4pm, 3348 Vincent St, Poco, 2 storey T/H 3 BR, 1255 sf, updates, f/back yard Kerry 604-763-4638, www.sandrin.com Royal LePage Coronation West
$365,000 2BR - 2bath Condo Spec 180° view. Beautifully reno, elegant decor, granite, tile & hardwood. Walk-in shower. Stainless appls, gas fp. Crown mouldings & chair rails. Bldg completely updated & rain screened. Gym, spa & pool. Near skytrain. 604-628-8172 http://picasaweb.google.ca/ tocololo/CondoOdysseyTowers
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Price reduced MLS #V811457, 2103-6540 Burlington Ave, Burnaby next to Metrotown-Sunday 1-4pm 604-849-0082
$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford beautifully updated end unit 1250sf 3br 2ba thse $239,900 504-1551 id5107 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $468,888 722-3996 id4694 Port Moody Suter Brook Village top floor 710sf 1br condo $359,900 313-1480 id5083 Sry Cloverdale 1910 Heritage Home 3082sf 7br 3.5ba w/suite $649K 576-3191id5054 Sry Fleetwood 1655sf 2 or 3br 2.5ba tnhse, gated, dbl garage $379K 951-0405id5078 Sry Fleetwood 3260sf 3or4br 2.5ba, 17192sf lot, triple garage $739K 599-7009 id5093 Sry/Langley border beautifully updated 850sf 2br condo $259,900 514-3374 id5098 Sry Sullivan Hts magnificent 3651sf 7br 6ba, 5285sf lot $736,999 778-892-2143 id5100
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www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $18,500 down $1,975/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock
10671 WESTSIDE Drive, Canterbury Hts, N. Delta; Sunday only, 2- 4pm. Updated home with view! $584,900. Bob Edwards, Re/Max Performance Rlty, 604-590-4888
3230 SQ FT BUILDING
7150 sq ft landscaped corner lot. Excellent cond. Zoned Service-Commercial & residential. Two 10x12’ Loading Doors, Mezz, AC Triple A 9ft Pallet Racks Torchon roof 2008, paint Fenced yard, 600V 4 wire 400 Amp, 3 phase power. Langley, $789,800.00
Lots & Acreage
LANGLEY LOT. $284,000. Fully serviced. 3,800 sq ft. Prime location in new area of Willoughby Heights. Can build three level house with bsmnt and double garage, with lane access. Close to Hwy 1 & amen. 604-618-3244 ★ MISSION ★ 1.35 Acres Come Build your Dream Home Rare Cul-de-sac building lot in Mission. Street of High End Homes, backs onto Greenbelt. Lots of Privacy - Room for sep garage. 10 mins to downtown. Drive by 9749 Jones Terrace on Dewdney Trunk Rd, nr the Abbey, $298K. Call Len 604-763-4118
N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No GST. $339,000. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711
EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000 also: 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com
Out Of Town Property
KAMLOOPS RIVERFRONT. Watch Swans & eagles from deck on a 20x600sf lot. Waterski on S. Thompson from wharf. Quiet area quaint 2 br w/bsmt. Priced to sell $493,000....Royal LePage Kamloops Joyce 1-866-374-3022
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★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598
COZY COTTAGE Home on .82 acres Lake Front, less than 1 hour fr Vancouver. Just $525K. Park Georgia Rlty, Lisa 778 882-7275
GRANDVIEW @ Las Vegas on South Blvd brand new concrete bldg, 2 sep 1 br XLrg units, Luxurious, ldry, 2 jacuzzi, a/c, plasma, king bed, slps 8, full equipped kitchen. Timeshare 4 x per yr, you own % of property, Rentals ok Asking $35,000 604-374-4350 * 604-506-7576
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4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.
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CHOOSE YOUR NEW HOME FROM OUR LIST OF WELL MAINTAINED AND MANAGED SUITES!
TSAWWASSEN Kerry Court
Bachelor and 1 bedroom suites available in a quiet well maintained bldg. Rent includes 2 appl., drapes, heat and hot water. Located close to school, shopping, recreation centre and bus route. To make an appt. to view please call 604-943-1487
Nice bright 2 bedroom suite available, rent includes 3 appliances, carpets, drapes, u/g parking and laundry facilities. Located on bus route and close to shopping centre. For more info or to view please call 604-943-7612
Century Village and Tsawwassen Manor
Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs. & water fountains. 1 & 2 bedroom suites, include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators, and wheel chair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, recreation centre & school. To make an appt. to view please call 604-948-9111
1 bedroom suite available mid-May in small bldg. Located near shops, school, bus stop and rec. centre, rent includes 2 appl., carpets, drapes, heat and hot water. Bldg. consists of new windows and sliding doors. To view or to make an appt. please call 604-782-4326
Affordable 3 bedroom suite available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl., carpets, drapes and hot water. Shops and bus stop nearby. To view or for more information please call 604-946-9268
NW/BBY Border. New, spac 6 BR + Den, 4 baths. 2,600 sf. Granite, SS appl, legal suite, river view. Call now-beat the HST! $749,000, & no tax! Kelly Bhatti, Century 21 Coastal Realty, 604-808-0221
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1 bedroom suite available in quiet well maintained building. Rent includes 2 appl., carpets, drapes, h/w and parking. To make an appt. to view please call 604-946-9268
2 bedroom suite available in one of our four well maintained bldgs. Located near shops, school and bus routes. Rent includes 2 appl., carpets and drapes. To view these suites please call 604-946-2694
Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required WWW.CENTURY GROUP.CA/ TSAW. EXEC 2 BR,top flr, all appls, inste wd, f/p, np, no BBQ, $1850. incl heat, prkg, suitable for adults. 604-943-6163 appt
Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL ★Studio $665, ★(3) 1 BDRM’s $765, $785, $795, Avail. May. 1 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733
Houses - Rent
3 BDRM, Ctrl Ladner, lrg yard, rear prkg, 5 appl, n/s, n/p, $1500. June 1, call aft. 6pm, 604-946-5130 3 BR bungalow, East Ladner, Mtn & city view, water/slough, big garage/shed, $1500. Avail June 1st , 604-946-7050 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ $888/M VANCOUVER – 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place, 1.5% Finance $988/M PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath FAMILY HOUSE Appliances, huge family room, f/p, fully fenced back yard, garage, close to West Coast Express, Schools & shops..............$1988/M CLOVERDALE – 6965 - 192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths NEW HOUSE with 3 suites + BIG income potential, all new appliance, w/d, f/p ....$2,688/M
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TSAW 6BR, 3Bath, 2 Kitchens, Huge Yard, Excellent location, close to all schools/amenities, Lots prkng, inc. all appl, avail June 1st. 604-240-8584
FOR LEASE, office space. 270 sqft avail flexible & 621 sqft avail May 1st . 2nd flr. 4840 Delta Street, in Ladner. w/elevator & secure indoor prkng, Ph: Gertie 1-250-247-7242 or cell 604-306-4563
Tsawwassen ● Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall has prime retail spaces available in Oliva ● Windsor Woods – unit #5 – 1,057 sq. ft. ● Century Square 1658 Sq ft of Office/Commercial Space for Lease For more information call Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203
Shared Accommodation South Burnaby
BBY, S. Friendly female seeks a roommate to share ½ duplex near Metrotown. Accomodations include furnished room, hydro/ cable/’net. Sh’d laundry. NS/NP. $550/mo. Immed. 604-722-6701
Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta
ROOM AVAIL in comfortable Tsawwassen home. Suits mature, prof person or student. $550/mo (includes delicious meals). Call 604-943-6130 or 603-7210
STORAGE & or shop space for rent. 604-946-4329
1 BDRM, $850. New grnd flr suite w/view! Priv entry, own patio/ yard, laundry, gas f/p & more. n/s Avail now. Tsaw 778-688-3670 1 BDRM BRIGHT g/l ste, Ladner $800, suits 1 pers. incl util/cable/ Wi/shared wd. patio & back yard, N/P, N/S 604-940-1787 1 BDRM garden level, Ladner laundry avail. $700 incls utils, np, ns, avail now 604-952-0885 1 BR ste, upper flr, South Delta, very large, 4 appl, $850 incl utils, May 1, ns np, 604-940-0154 2 BDRM Grd Lvl Ste. Ladner, incl util, shared w/d, priv entr, carport, new carpet & paint, sm pet ok, ns, avail May 1, 604-790-7058
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Delta Families Needed to Host International Students for Summer and Regular Programs
International students in grades 5 to 10 are participating in a summer program in the Delta School District. Students will be placed two per home for one or two months. Families with children / teenagers preferred. Homestay fees are $800 per student for each month. Full year international students are also arriving at various times during the year. For more information contact: Ladner: Kerstin Dashkewytch, 604-329-0373 Kdashkewytch@GoDelta.ca Tsawwassen: Teri Gallant, 604-319-2575 tgallant@GoDelta.ca North Delta: Gerda Chase, 604-202-9686 gchase@GoDelta.ca
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Scrap Car Removal
1997 TOYOTA Corolla. 221K, auto, gold ext, beige int. Well maintained, great on gas! Add’l 4 winter tires on rims. $3,400. 604-719-4439
2001 TOYOTA Solara SLE conv. V6, loaded, 1 owner, well kept, 198K, $9950, 604-506-7585
2005 SMART Pulse diesel, mint, 72ks, s/roof, ralley wheels, fully load, air cond, 1 owner no accid, n/s, n/p. $7,900. 604-921-7221
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2H
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1991 FORD F150 rwd long box, grt work truck, exc tires, brakes/ trans. $2300. 604-988-2657
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
1994 FORD RANGER XLT, ext cab, 4X4, 6 cyl, 5 spd, not air cared, $999, 604-255-5453
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
Need Motorcycle Insurance? Call 310-2345 or visit bcaa.com/motorcycle
2005 VOLVO XC70. Blue w. tan leather. Immaculate family car. 112K. $19,900. 604-926-1778.
2 BR bright bsmt suite, Beach Grove, incl hydro, cable, gas, internet, wd, ns, np, storage, $1175+dd, 604-943-0132 Liz. 2 BR bsmt, $1000, Ladner near Port Guichon, own wd, ns, pet neg, avail June 1. 604-946-0088 3 BR up, possible 5, new reno, n/s, n/p, f/s, w/d, heat/light, cable/ i-net. nr elementary and high schools. June 1. 604-250-0558 3 BR upper, Ladner, hi end appls. wd, incl hydro, nr bus loop, ns, np, June 1, $1625, 604-946-3038 BEAUTIFUL GARDEN Suite in house in Upper Tsaw. newly reno’d, small pet ok, NS, Avail now 800./month + utl. 607-721-1867
★ CHARMING ★ Tsaw Bright, Upper in 1/2 duplex 3 Bdrm 1.5 Ba.,
hardwood, crown moulding 2 decks, 5 appl., Central location, $1375. + 60% utils. n/s, n/p, 778-230-8753 LADNER 3 BR upper duplex, 1.5 baths, updated kitchen, shared yd & w/d, n/s, n/p, $1200 + utils. Jun 1. 604-946-4546, 604-946-2405
★ MODERN ★ Studio/Coach House Upper Tsaw bright open plan living with great kitchen, 4 appl, private N/S, $695 + hydro 778-230-8753
3 BDRM T/H, off Bridgeport & 4 Rd in Richmond, avail. immed. Shared Utilities/ laundry with 1 bdrm downstairs sep. ste. 1 Full bath, 1 Master Bdrm, 2 Other bdrms, Balcony, Wood F/P, full kitchen. 1 Parking Stall in Carport. Extra stall’s available upon request and Fee. NO SMOKING, Pets ok. $1285/month
Wanted To Rent
SENIOR COUPLE would like to rent condo in Twas 2 br, 2 bath, w/d, N/P, afternoon sun on balcony, close to stores, long term if possible, willing to pay up to $1250/mth. Call 604-943-5315
OFFICE 1700SF, Vantage Way Tilbury, grade level access, 800sf warehouse w/20ft ceilingd, incld racking, 604-649-4496
WANTED. 10, 12 or 14 foot aluminum boat, with or without motor or trailer. 604-319-5720
2006 - 22FT double axel, white Jayco trailor, used for 5 short trips exc. cond. sleeps 5, full load. ac, etc. $15,000 OBO. 604-940-1953
HOME SERVICES 8055
CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Reliable cleaning team. Bonded & Insured. Susan at 604-312-9445
Cleo’s Friendly Cleaning Services.
★ No Home, Condo or Appt too small or large ★ Moving in or out. ★ Don’t hesitate..call today.
EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255 Pressure washing, Floor sealer & waxing. Commercial & business general Cleanup. 604-833-1462 PRO HOME CLEANING Move In/ Out. P/T or Temp. Affordable & efficient. 1 time. Tsawwassen & Ladner area. 604-992-4175
Insurance is sold through BCAA Insurance Agency and underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada.
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2002 AUDI A4 1.8T Quattro. Sport pkg. orig. owner, dealer serviced; no accidents. Exc. cond. 90,000 kms. $11,090. 604.988.5662.
LICENSED, BONDED RESIDENTIAL/INDUSTRIAL GUARANTEED WORK Reg #91779
★ 778-231-8332 ★
makes your computer work again! Best rates on the market. Guaranteed Virus Removal.
Advanced Concrete Enhancements Limited
Placing, finishing, Specializing in stamped concrete, overlays, acid staining, counter tops, faux rock, (Waterfall and ponds)
Dave: 604-940-1125 Cell:604-220-3145
GENERAL Masonry Specializes brick, block, stone, exposed concrete.Call Joe/Enzio 594-1960
GJ CONSTRUCTION Complete drywall, textured ceilings, Steel stud & T-bar etc. Free Est. Graham 604-644-6339 DON’S AFFORDABLE DRYWALL PHONE/FAX 778-218-3403 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925
2006 JAG 28JBSS, bunk, slide out, vy clean, storage, surround sound. $15,500 778-908-8876 2006 CEDAR Creek, 5th Wheel, 30ft. Rear living, br. slide). Fully loaded. 21ft add a room under the awning & enclosed storage area under the pin. Central vac. w/kick plate. A ns & np unit. Slide out pantry & 2 way fridge (Electrical/ Propane), 10 gal water heater (electric/propane), outside shower, Thermostat fantastic breeze control fans in br & living, thermopane windows & tinted. 4 holding tanks; fresh water, black water & 2 grey water (large 1 for toilet & shower & 20 gal for kitchen. tanks can be heated during winter/late fall operations. $34,900 obo Vernon Call Jerry 1-250-558-7836
PRESSURE WASHING, gutter cleaning, painting, yard clean up Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255
one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
THE FENCE GUY ★ Insured ★ B.C.T.Q Tradesmen 1994 Call Dave 604-781-9110
SPRING SALE 10.000 Deliveries Annually
B.C.’S BIGGEST AND BEST SUPPLIER OF QUALITY NATURAL ORGANIC & COMPOST SOILS
Garden Soil Mix Lawn & Turf Blends Super Natural Topsoil Composted Black Bark Mulch #1 100 Fir Bark Mulch Miracle Mix Soil Top Dressing Blends Sand & Gravel, Rock Hydroseeding Contractor Small Orders Too Volume Discounts
S&S LANDSCAPING ❏ Cedar Fence Installation Call 604-275-3158 PARM LANDSCAPING. Professional cedar fence install. Res & Commercial. 604-271-5319 West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458
HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured
BUSY BEE GUTTER Serving Ladner since1983
604-788-3991 EDGEMONT GUTTERS
• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning
604-244-9446 Established 1963
604-878-5232 SINCE 1997
HANDYMAN SERVICES Electrical, Gutters, Fencing, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flooring Renovations, Sheds, Contracting & more Affordable, friendly, fast, reliable, local, guaranteed Senior Discounts Call Phil 604-307-6840
To view or pick up 5333 176 St., Surrey
Too much to do, not enough time? ... I can help! • Lawn maintenance • Window cleaning Designs • Prunning • • Gutter •cleaning • Lawns • Fences • Decks • • Pressure washing • Stone/Masonary • • Pruning and Hedging • Rubbish Call Hans JOHNremoval 604-943-4546
WE'RE THE GOOD GUYS IN THE GREEN TRUCKS
•Lawn Care •Hedging •Pruning •Clean-up •Rubbish Removal •Power Raking •Aerating •Power Washing
NEED A HAND?
PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance • • • • • • •
Lawn Care & Maintenance Pruning and Hedging Full Yard Cleanups Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Rubbish Removal Fencing & Repairs
HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, roof repair. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740
604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401
HANDYMAN RON Renovations, repairs, tile, drywall, painting etc. 604-946-1705
S.B. GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
Lawn Maint. window & gutter cleaning, pressure washing, rubbish removal etc. 604-948-0267
Landscaping, Excavation & Demos turf, ponds, garden beds, irrigation, retaining walls, bobcat, hedges, concrete/paved patios/walkways, jack hammering, concrete cutting, delivery/hauls, drainage/sewer/water, complete yard redevelopments and strata contracts
Christopher James Landscapes Retaining Walls, Patios, Garden Design. Free Est. 604-880-4702
“Spring Clean-Up” Reel Type Lawnmowing Power Raking • Weeding Moss Control • Fertilizer Trimming • Pruning Professional Maintenance • FREE ESTIMATES •
604-946-1348 or cell: 604-710-1348
ANDY’S LAWN CARE Experienced • Local Call Andy 778-388-8316 LAWN CUTTING FERTILIZING Maintenance Call for Free Aerating Local resident, 38 yrs. 604-943-0043
1996 RUSTLER 5th Wheel Bunkhouse, sleeps 8, A/C, awning, ext shower, bunks, tons of storage. $9850. Langley. 604-881-4566 2006 2 BR, 39 ft, 2 slides, queen bed, front bunks, $28,000 obo. 604-522-5213
Lawn & Garden
J&S Lawn Cutting
Father & son owned & operated. Best Rates Guaranteed
For anything Yard Related!
WE ARE A YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS “Give us a Call!”
All your Lawn Needs: Spring special... aerating & lime $99, *Rubbish Removal 604-209-8640 MRG Services: small home repairs, pruning, cert Horticultural Tech. Mike 604-943-6951
(WCB Insured) Tel: 604-948-0267 • 604-842-1468
• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre
SUPER SOIL INC.
TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS
Lawn & Garden
TOTAL LANDSCAPE SUPPLY SERVICES Since 1979
# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT
Delta PC Service & Consulting
2008 TOYOTA Yaris RS 4 dr, auto, pwr pkg, 34 k, 4 snows, ext warranty $14,500 604-990-0851
THE SCRAPPER 604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC
Sports & Imports
NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
$175 Min. FOR COMPLETE
FULL SIZE VEHICLES Serving the Delta area for 20 yrs. Call 604- 649-1627, 946-0943
2004 HYUNDAI Sonata, immac, loaded, luxury version. Only 69km, 1 year warr. remaining, drk grey w/tinted rear, blk leather int, 4 snows, 1 owner, paid 35k, now $13k, obo. call 604-926-1206
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
Sports & Imports
*DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL
9155 NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM
Sports & Imports
1989 CORVETTE Roadster conv, view at www.corvette4sale.co.nr $14,000 obo 604-701-2257
for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas
1991 BENTLEY Turbo R, Rare, only 62K km, new tires, stereo, battery, style & performance. $32,500, 604 987-0633
BE COOL! Talk to Someone You Trust.
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING Sears also installs ROOFING, WINDOWS, WINDOW COVERINGS & CARPETING
604-278-5542 ext 213
24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)
Moving & Storage
B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Efﬁcient & Reliable
604-708-8850 POPEYE’S MOVING 10% off all of March with this coupon
Surrey 604-626-6651 Vancouver 604-377-2503
May 1, 2010 The Delta Optimist
Call ThE Experts LAWN & GARDEN
ABOVE THE CUT Complete Tree Services
Custom Decks and Fences • Painting Landscaping • Retaining Walls • Lawn and Garden Installation Flagstone and Paver Patios • Hedging and Pruning • Renovations
Honest & Dependable
• TREE TOPPING,FALLING AND REMOVAL • SHRUB & HEDGE PRUNING & TRIMMING • FULLY INSURED AND FREE ESTIMATES
No Job too Small
Regan Birch | 604-833-7976
LAWN & GARDEN
Specializing in Classic & Vintage Automobiles
Quality Maintenance & Design Since 1995 Shelagh Bannerman, BA., NPD
Keith Svenkeson Certiﬁed Auto Painter
Dale McLean, Certiﬁed Arborist
McLean Tree and Hedge - Arborist reports for Development Applications - Tree pruning and removal - Hedge renovation and trimming - Danger tree- Certiﬁed Tree Risk Assessor
Tel: 604-943-8775 Cell: 778-232-1888 Painting/ Wallpaper
Professional, QualityWork 25 years experience Free Estimates • Ref’s Avail
Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS
Interior/Exterior Large or small jobs
Quality at Resonable Rates call for a free estimate www.fieldspainting.com
604 943 0289
Interior & Exterior WCB and Liability Insured
604-943-4024 AAA PRECISION PAINTING Interior/Exterior Excellent Prices
BEST IN CLASS PAINT RITE BY RICH
For all your Painting needs!
Interior & Exterior Residential & Commercial Fully insured. Reas. rates Guaranteed quality work Free Estimates
Member: Better Business Bureau
DENALI PAINTING − Int. & Ext. Reliable, Insured, WCB. Free Est Seniors Discount. 778 320-4438
Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate
MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.
604-724-3832 RONALDO PAINTING (1981) * Interior/Exterior: Fair prices * Master quality & service. 778-881-6478
ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
Moving & Storage
Need Space? We Have It!
MINI & MOBILE STORAGE Commercial
- reduce your costly commercial square footage/ reclaim your garage & yard increase your proﬁt by storing offsite at move that huge boat or RV reduced rates renovating 24/7 Secure store those precious keepsakes
2 locations: LADNER
Drainage & Plumbing Inc. Drain Tiles, Main Sewer Lines, Underground Video Inspection, Kitchen & Bathroom Sinks & Tubs, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Excavation Service, Broken Water Mains & Pipes, Dripping Taps
#1 IN RATES & SERVICE Licenced local plumber. Plug Drains, Reno’s 1-877-861-2423 1ST CALL Plumbing&Heating Ltd Local, Prompt & Professional. Lic’d, Bonded, Ins. 604-868-7062
604-946-0020 360-945-MINI (6464)
Exterior House Cleaning Driveways & Painting A name you can trust Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson
Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255
Renovations & Home Improvement
AL’S CERAMIC TILE
Kitchen & Bathroom Remodelling Bathroom & Shower Repairs 20 years experience Free estimates
604-948-9573 Cell: 604-836-8943
Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000
Gated Access Reasonable Rates!
LIC’D PLUMBER, registered & insured. Installations/renos/hw tanks. Good rates! 604-789-3922
BOUNDARY BAY WINDOW WASHING • Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters
Steve Watts 604-943-4134 778-228-5639 Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning
604-244-9446 Established 1963
Renovations & Home Improvement
RDM ENTERPRISES For All Your Household Repairs and Renovations. Interior and Exterior Finishing, Kitchens, Bathrooms and Plumbing Refs Avail. Free Estimates
kitchens, bath, windows, ﬂooring, decks & fencing
Scott Cameron 604-948-9183 or cell: 604.992.8182 email@example.com Kitchens, Baths, Home Repairs, Decks....
MetaHomes Inc. Design - Build Architecture + Interior Commercial and Residential call: 604-318-5897 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Superior Quality • Competitive Pricing • All Types Of Roofing • Siding, Doors & Windows • Gutters & Custom Metal • 25+ Years Of Experience
Student Works Disposal & Recycling
Trips to the dumps start at
With 17 cubic yard trucks
DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! disposalking.com 604-306-8599
PRP RENOVATIONS. Kitchens, baths, tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, gutters 604-764-0399
10% lower than any other written estimate
dunbardisposal.com removes comm. & res. junk at an upfront & reas rate Ian Gow 604-765-3867
RAINBOW RENOS, 26 yrs exp. We do it all - basements, kitchens, baths, additions 778-885-0771
• Repairs • Reroof • New Roof SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured
8300 A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est 10% disc, BBB, WCB, Liability Insured. Jag 778-892-1530
J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925
•Residential Rooﬁng •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections
Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount
ON SIDE ROOFING & RENOVATIONS Darren Cell:
778.869.2767 Residential, Commercial 25 yrs exp. Lrg or small job welcome. Drywall, textured ceilings, painting & tiles. Free est. Refs. 604-722-4411
HOME IMPROVEMENT Carpentry/Electrical/Plumbing/ Painting. Reasonable rates. Excellent references. 604-271-8549
ADDITIONS & COMPLETE RENOVATIONS:
Building on your ideas.
To place your ad in “Call the Experts,” call 604-630-3300
cameron construction ticketed carpenter • 25 yrs. exp.
AAA - PROFILE CUSTOM PAINTING
Exterior Painting Outside Specialist
Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.
Free Est/Written Guarantee
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Lawn Cutting Weeding Power Washing Trash Removal Dump Runs Deliveries Pick-Ups
• Wet Sand & Polish • Acrylic Urethane & Lacquer Specialist Auto Polishing • Full Details Welcome
“Trim your trees, cut your costs”
Stump Grinding Fully Insured ISA Member
• • • • • • •
Royalwood Tree Care Tree Removal Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming
A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437
778.886.8541 Licensed, Insured, WCB
Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank
'You Call It, We Haul It!' ROD’S HAUL-IT-AWAY
Rubbish Removal and Recycling
Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●
AL’S CERAMIC TILE. Supply & install, samples avail. Free est. 604-948-9573, cell 604-836-8943
Tree Removal - Stump Grinding Branch Chipping * Free Est. * WCB Local resident, 34 yrs. 604-943-0043
Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning
604-244-9446 Established 1963
Over 25 years serving South Delta
• Rubbish Removal • Reno Clean-Up • Yard Trimmings
WINDOW CLEANING • Free Estimates
A48 The Delta Optimist May 1, 2010
Thursday, May May 1st6th 5pm3pm until close. Thursday, - 11pm
InBetter onetonight we can raise than receive give give
InBetter oneto$250,000 night we can raise givethan receive
$ to ﬁght Breast Cancer.
to ﬁght Breast Cancer. *
% Save 20% plus
on your entire purchase. on your entire purchase. Yes, even sale-priced items!
Mary Kay & Curves Booths Door Prizes Snacks & Refreshments
Mark’s invites everyone to join us to help us reach our goal of raising $250,000. Save 20%* on everything in the store for one night only (yes, even sale-priced items). Thursday, May 1st 5pm until close.
Thursday, May 6th 3pm - 11pm Your shopping will save lives. When you spend at least $65 after you enjoy your 20%* discount and beforewill taxes, Mark’s will donate $5 to the Breast Society Canada. Your shopping save lives. When you spend at leastCancer $65 after you of enjoy your 20%* Does not include Cards. Cancer Society of Canada. discount and before taxes, Mark’s*will donate $5 to Gift the Breast
Trenant Park Square, Ladner
Please contact your local store for hours of operation. * Does not include Gift Cards.