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The 14th season of the Ladner Village Market kicks off tomorrow along 48th Avenue. The popular attraction, which draws thousands into the village for each installment, will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will operate on alternating Sundays until early September and will feature about 150 vendors for each date. Some local Ladner Village merchants will also take part. Tracey McKnight, one of the market co-ordinators, says shoppers can expect an increase in the number of food vendors this year. The open-air market will also feature plants, jewelry, crafts and much more. Musical acts will perform at every market, beginning with performances by a pair of longtime blues musicians, Wes Mackey



Fresh produce offerings will increase as the market heads into summer. and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, tomorrow.

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Lawyer challenges breath tests

Carol Berner’s attorney asking judge to exclude key evidence, a move the prosecution says will gut its case BY


Carol Berner’s defense lawyer is asking the judge to exclude several pieces of evidence in the impaired driving trial because, he alleges, her legal rights were violated. Lawyers on both sides presented their final submissions Wednesday at the close of the voir dire, a trial within a trial to determine the admissibility of evidence. The legal arguments took up most of the day and, once completed, judge Peder Gulbransen adjourned the proceedings until Monday when he will make a ruling on the evidence. David Tarnow told the judge his client was unlawfully detained at the scene by Delta police Const. Sarah Swallow. He also argued the officer had no reason to administer the roadside breath test. Berner is on trial in Surrey Provincial Court charged with impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. On May 17, 2008, fouryear-old Alexa Middelaer and her aunt, Daphne Johanson, were feeding a horse in the 4300-block of 64th Street in East Ladner when a car plowed into them, killing the girl and severely injuring Johanson. Berner has pleaded not guilty to the charges but did admit through her lawyer she was driving the car involved in the collision. Tarnow dismissed Swallow’s testimony that she was trying to make


Carol Berner (centre) is facing four charges stemming from the 2008 crash in East Ladner that killed four-year-old Alexa Middelaer and severaly injured her aunt Daphne Johanson. Berner comfortable, arguing Berner’s detention began when she was escorted to the police car. He argued Swallow should have advised Berner of her right to counsel and her right not to talk to police. He contends any evidence obtained during Berner’s time in the police car should be excluded, including her statement to Swallow that she drank two glasses of wine at 2 p.m. that day. Berner’s admission led to Swallow administering the roadside-screening test, which registered a “fail” reading. Without that statement, Tarnow said, Swallow had no reason to suspect Berner

was under the influence after the crash. of alcohol because “none Tarnow suggested several of the indicators that you problems were discussed might see in that situation” at the meeting, including were present. whether He argued “Why are they having Swallow that, because had reaBerner’s initial meetings? Why are sonable breath sample they discussing these suspicion was taken to conduct things?” without reaa roadside David Tarnow breath test sonable suspicion, subon Berner sequent breath tests taken who did not exhibit any at the police station should signs of impairment or also be excluded. smell of alcohol. Tarnow also once again “Why are they having questioned the actions of meetings? Why are they the Delta police departdiscussing these things?” ment, focusing on one Tarnow asked in court meeting in particular when Wednesday afternoon. several senior officers met “I would not expect a with Swallow to discuss the police officer to come to investigation about a month court after being spoken

to by two inspectors, two sergeants and some other impaired driving specialist.” Delta police chief Jim Cessford said having meetings during investigations and after major incidents is commonplace. “We will most times do a debriefing on what we’ve been at,” he told the Optimist this week, adding members of the management team will hold a debriefing to look at how an event or situation was handled, any concerns, what worked and what could be improved. “We will debrief, we will critique, we will use it as a learning experience for everyone.” Cessford said it is also

common for officers to hold a meeting when an investigation is transferred from the patrol officer to the criminal investigation branch, which is the practice for serious incidents. “It’s commonplace for our department ... it’s about accountability,” he said. In her submission to the court, Crown prosecutor Kim Wendel addressed many of Tarnow’s arguments. She contends Swallow took Berner to the police car because she thought it would be more comfortable. She also said it would allow the officer to know where Berner was when paramedics were available to assess her injuries and so she could easily be located when Swallow wanted to ask her some questions about the collision. Wendel argued Berner’s detention did not begin until she admitted to drinking wine and Swallow made the demand for a breath sample. She said the detention was not unlawful because the officer advised Berner of her rights a short time later. Wendel told the judge excluding the evidence would be worse for the administration of justice in the case. “Exclusion essentially guts the prosecution,” she said. The trial will continue on Monday with Gulbransen’s decision in the voir dire. The Crown plans on calling six more witnesses.

Optimist unveils new-look, more in-depth website

Months of design and development pay off with site that has many new features, including breaking news alerts Dear Readers: It is our great pleasure to deliver news and information about our community to you every Wednesday and Saturday. We are honoured that you choose to make the Delta Optimist part of your busy lives. But for those of you who look for news on the go, who want to connect to your community from afar, or who want to be as up-todate as possible on the latest happenings, our website has become an important information source. And as

the online world evolves, we have evolved with it. That’s why I am delighted to tell you about the latest changes and innovations to our website. After months of behindthe-scenes design and development, and a softlaunch period during which we did some fine-tuning, we are pleased to formally unveil our re-designed website and the many new features it offers, including: * Improved navigation * Wider, easier-to-read format

* Larger, brighter photos * Two years of searchable content * An interactive community calendar that allows non-profit and community organizations to submit upcoming events * An improved video player * Searchable movie and TV listings (you’ll find these under Entertainment) * Sudoku, crosswords, lottery results, comics and other fun content (you’ll find these in Diversions, in the Quick Links bar under

Home) * More local content * Easy navigation to stories from neighbouring communities * Improved weather information * Updated traffic cams * A digital version of our full print newspaper, including advertisements You can also sign up for breaking news alerts so we can let you know right away when news is happening in your community. Our June 16 print edition will include more detailed

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definition of pit bull.” involved in an incident as The report states that if aggressive or dangerous, council wants to continue but there is no penalty with the breed-specific imposed on the aggressive approach of labeling pit act itself. bulls as The addition aggresof a new section “We’re looking at sive, it in the bylaw putting the burden might would allow also want on the owners to be animal control to include staff to issue a responsible, to be other “heavier ticket” breeds. educated and they’re when a dog Coun. a person the ones who create, injures Robert or other animal Campbell or not, an aggressive than could be told the imposed for a or dangerous Optimist, dog running animal.” however, at large. Fines Robert Campbell there’s no could range evidence from $200 for to suggest any breed is siga first offence up to $1,000 nificantly more dangerous. for a third offence. “We’re looking at putting Meanwhile, the municithe burden on the owners pality is planning to estabto be responsible, to be lish certain parks as offeducated and they’re the leash for dogs. ones who create, or not, an “What we’re asking for aggressive or dangerous council’s permission, and animal,” he said. this has been passed by The report to coun(parks and recreation) comcil states the Canadian mission, is to allow the Veterinary Medical establishment of a number Association, American of off-leash areas in certain Society for the Prevention parks. They’ll all be outof Cruelty to Animals and lined in a report,” Campbell the B.C Society for the said. Prevention of Cruelty to “They’ll be a minimal Animals all oppose breed cost over the first year and specific legislation. we’ll monitor that to see The report also had a what kind of buy-in there series of other proposed is from the community and changes, including adding a what the success rate is. If section making it an offence it appears to be worthwhile, to allow a dog to injure then we’ll look for approval a person or other animal. to formalize some of the Currently, bylaw officers areas in terms of fencing are able to designate a dog and other things.”

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NDPers differ over Southlands plan

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behalf of the coalition of citizens, community leaders and planners in the successful battle to stop a proposed freeway through downtown. He said throughout his political career, and now well beyond, he has lived by those same beliefs in regards to creating livable, but also sustainable, cities. Regarding the Southlands, Harcourt said Century Group president Sean Hodgins approached him about ideas for the property. “I said I wasn’t particularly interested in taking farmland out and developing it with McMansion-type housing, huge houses with very low density so that transit wasn’t viable and you’d need a car to get everywhere,” he said. “I said, ‘If you want to look at what could happen now that a very significant portion of that land has gone over for a


of B.C., as well as a senior associate with the Sustainable Development Research Institute at UBC, Guy Gentner doesn’t spoke a few weeks ago at think much of the views of the Southlands Spring Fair a former New Democrat sponsored by the Century premier when it comes to Group. the Southlands. He talked about his work In a recent interview on the transformation of citwith the Optimist, the NDP MLA for Delta North made ies and communities around the world through the his feelings clear about Mike Harcourt’s support for principles of sustainability. The Southlands proposal is the development proposal said to folput forward by low many the Century of those Group for the “In my estimation, the party’s position principles, controversial focusing Tsawwassen doesn’t go far on such property. aspects as “I told him enough.” Guy Gentner new urbanI was very ism and upset with agricultural urbanism. his position. I told him I Gentner said he comwas very disheartened with pletely disagrees, noting his lukewarm endorsation it all runs contrary to the and he’s doing the typiparty’s position regarding cal Harcourt dance,” said the property. Gentner. “In my estimation, the “He kind of shepherded party’s position doesn’t an era from the Socreds to the Glen Clark era and there go far enough. I would have liked to have seen was quite a difference with a process in place where Glen, who was more action there’s a mechanism for driven, and Mike was, shall we say, a guy more into try- some of these lands to put them back in the ing to build consensus.” ALR (Agricultural Land A couple of months ago, Reserve). Gentner and NDP agricul“I’m not going out on a ture critic Lana Popham limb when I say the develattended a forum organized by opponents of Southlands oper, proponent, took a risk. The proponent here knew development, promising years ago that it was still they’d do what they can to zoned agriculture and they help preserve the property took the risk and I have no for farming. sympathy for somebody Delta South New who wants to roll the dice Democrats attending a and take a chance. I believe BCNDP provincial council in the virtues of maintainmeeting earlier this year ing food security here in the also received unanimous Lower Mainland.” support for their resolution A former mayor of calling for the preservation Vancouver, Harcourt was of the Southlands. B.C.’s premier from 1991 However, that position to 1996. runs contrary to what the He told the Optimist he’s party’s former leader now always been an advocate believes. Harcourt, a senior on issues regarding sustainassociate of the Liu Centre ability and quality of life. for the Studies of Global Decades ago he acted on Issues at the University BY

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Robyn Adamache, a market analyst with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, said high priced condos, those $700,000 and over, make up only a small percentage of sales in Greater Vancouver, although that segment is slowly growing. She said according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, six per cent of condo sales this year have been for units above $700,000. That’s up from only two per cent in 2005. Most of the high-end sales remain in such areas as Coal Harbour, where the average price in May was $864,000, and False Creek, where the average price was $939,000, said Adamache. According to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the benchmark price for an apartment in South Delta, as of May 2010, was $369,269. The benchmark for attached homes (townhomes and duplexes), meanwhile, was $468,460, while detached homes (single-family houses) had a benchmark of $664,558. Community planning director Tom Leathem said the Tsawwassen Springs amendment will come to council at either the June 21 or 28 meeting.

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they get the answer they want.” The group, which recently launched a website at, conducted its own information blitz, placing a yellow sheet in mailboxes urging residents to indicate opposition in the survey when it comes to the Southlands question. The sheet also contained a series of statements, including Delta council and staff “are intent on proceeding with residential development on the Southlands.” Several Tsawwassen homeowners contacted the Optimist saying they’re upset about the yellow sheet in their mailboxes, which they said contained a number of inaccuracies and was clearly an attempt to hijack the survey. Southlands the Facts wants an opinion question on the Southlands issue on this September’s municipal by-election ballot. Civic officials, however,

responded by saying council will review the results of the survey and decide if such a public opinion question is warranted. Also concerned about the survey, resident Helen Kettle, who was a member of the Century-appointed Southlands Community Planning Team, wrote a letter to council stating a mailout survey isn’t a reliable way of gathering public opinion. Meanwhile, complaints about the survey itself have started to come to the Optimist, including one from a resident claiming the envelope they got had only one form, whereas it is supposed to have two. Survey responses are due June 18. Residents that didn’t receive a survey by mail can pick one up at the Winskill Recreation Centre or South Delta Recreation Centre. Proof of a Tsawwassen address is required.

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Paying to talk pays dividends TED MURPHY

MURPHY’S LAW I can accept Mayor Lois Jackson’s contention that tax dollars expended on a lobbyist was money well spent. The troubling part is the notion that cash had to be forked over in the first place. To be sure, civic politicians know they’re going to take heat when they spend our money — $22,000 was budgeted in this case — to have someone arrange meetings for them with federal officials. Those over at municipal hall realize the optics of having to line the pockets of a lobbyist, consultant or whatever you want to term the go-between isn’t favourable for them. They fully recognize the expenditure isn’t going to sit well with their beleaguered taxpayers. Yet they do it anyway. That means either they’re simpletons who are gluttons for punishment or there’s actually something worthwhile about the whole exercise. Without knowing anything else about the situation, I’m thinking it’s got to be the latter. I’m not suggesting every single local government dollar is spent wisely, but it’s hard to believe such a high-profile expenditure would be repeated if it didn’t bear fruit. And the fact Jackson and her cohorts on Delta council can point to $30 million in capital projects would suggest this lobbyist thing is working. They like to refer to them as 33-cent dollars because cost-sharing agreements with the provincial and federal governments mean Delta only has to pay for one-third of the nine projects that are being undertaken locally. Mind you, cash was flowing like water as Ottawa looked to jump-start the economy with stimulus funding, so it’s likely Delta would have shared in some of it anyway, but the unprecedented amount of activity taking place here surely must have some correlation to the earlier lobbying efforts. So while the previous delegation to our nation’s capital could be termed a success, the real question is why Delta, or any local government for that matter, has to hire an Ottawa-based government relations firm to access this dough? It’s one level of government talking to another, for goodness sake, so why are outside agencies required to facilitate it? The practice smacks of some corrupt, Third World-type administration that governs based on who you know, not what’s best for the country. It hardly seems like the Canadian way to do things. Apparently, that’s the way it’s done in Ottawa, and as a result, it’s hard to fault civic leaders for playing the game to their advantage.

A little heavy lifting required before lazy days of summer MIKE SCHNEIDER

COMMUNITY COMMENT The battle brewing between the provincial government and the Vancouver school board has taken an unfortunate and overly political slant. The Vancouver board will likely balance its budget next week to avoid being given the heave-ho. Either way, the NDP bullpen that is Vision Vancouver has raised its profile and the extensive coverage given to Patti Bacchus may serve her in any further political aspirations. Whether she should use the school system as leverage for a profile building exercise is another story. Not out of the woods yet, the Delta school district has managed to be creative in dealing with decreasing enrollment in a relatively a-political environment. Closing schools is not any easy option but

tough decisions have had to, and will continue to, be made if there are no young families moving in to South Delta. That is the serious part of school and schooling. The fun part? Kids enjoying the summer break that starts right now. So let’s have some fun? On Thursday I got a call from my daughter to ask if I could drive up to the high school to pick her up because it was locker clean-up day and there was no way in the world she could carry all the contents home. I caved and drove to pick her up. When I got there, she asked if I could put the bag in the truck for her. At first I scoffed, but the serious look on her face told me it may well be heavy. If you were training as a firefighter and were asked to carry this bag 100 metres, you would fail. I may be old, but I think I am in decent shape. It took my best effort to bend with the knees and chuck this glad wrapped collection into the back of the truck. Although exams loom for the next couple of weeks, Thursday night was the start of 80 or so lazy days. As I am writing this there

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are three 14-year-olds in my living room “studying” for a math exam. I approached my kid to suggest that I might be writing a story on her glad garbage bag and asked if I could take a peek. She quickly pointed out that it would be ethically wrong for me to look in her bag. I asked what she knew of ethics and she said, “Lots ... they teach us in math class.” Undaunted, I replied that I had a moral responsibility to investigate the contents of the bag. She asked on what grounds. I said because I buy your ice cream and wash your clothes. “Look, dad ... I will give you a brief description of the contents but I want you stop this foolishness. We are trying to study. Can you get us some frosted flakes?” “There are some books, lots of clothes, pens, shoes, one or two old lunch bags but don’t worry because they are ... like ... petrified or something like that. Oh ya ... I found that red hoodie. There was a bag of grapes that is, like, water now ... I guess it is ... like wine?” “That’s cool, isn’t it?” I guess that’s cool. Nothing has changed. Happy end of the school year everyone!

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you didn’t know, just won the Stanley Cup. Another very fine point is the NHL will allow each player on the Stanley Cupwinning team to bring the cup to his hometown in the summer. I would like to see the municipality to get behind these two hard-

Shouldn’t have to pay to access federal politicians Editor: Re: Lobbyist funds money well spent, says mayor, June 5 Our mayor sees the lobbyist expense of $22,000 as money “well spent” to schedule 23 meetings with federal officials. Since the infamous Brian Mulroney era, the lobbyist industry has spread like a cancer in Canada. Paying a private third party to get

access to one’s own government has become the norm and is now endorsed by our civic politicians. Whatever happened to accessibility and transparency in government? Is it that difficult for our politicians to get a federal official’s attention unless someone gets paid for access? What private lobbyist firm will we need to pay to get our municipal officials to

attend to local concerns over large-scale development? Has the lobby job already been done by the developers? Lobbyists, accepting the appearance of conflict of interest, accidentally rigged surveys and many other similar local issues give the impression of a rapid decline into Third World politics. Tom Steele

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Editor: After 40 years Delta Home Support Service (recently joined with Saint Elizabeth Health Care) will be closing its doors this month. The Vancouver Coastal and Fraser health authorities have made this decision. This community-based, not-for-profit company has been very diverse in its services to long-term care, short-term care, palliative, DVA, ICBC, Ministry of Children and Families, Ministry of Social Services,

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80 Street Overpass Project

The Corporation of Delta is hosting a Public Open House to update the community on the 80 Street Overpass Project.

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to meet the new economic situation created by the HST implementation. No increase in the footprint of the development will occur. 9. The statement that there are “young families ...everywhere” is just plain silly. There is no question that our population is in decline and our age demographics are ever-increasing. We need to address this trend if our community is to become sustainable with respect to the environment, to socio-political issues and to economic reasons. 10. The plan is not a “massive” development. It will only add 180 people on average each year for the next 25 years to replace the population losses currently occurring. When you fill in your survey, please consider the real facts, not the myths put forward by the naysayers. Support for the Southlands in this survey does not preclude formal public hearings. You will be able to have your say on the specifics of the plan when it is formally presented to Delta council. John A. Meech

2. With regard to height, subdivision, infill housing, etc., what’s the point of getting public opinion when anything a developer wants (before or after approval) seems to get approved as a matter of course or by variance? Public hearings in this municipality have become meaningless; established guidelines and criteria have been reduced to merely the point from which staff and Delta council deviate. 3. The community has been told ad nauseam by Bruce McDonald, Harvie, the mayor and others involved that the Tsawwassen Area Plan is not about the Southlands. Yet the leading and longest question on the survey is devoted to the subject and weighted to soliciting an

answer that concedes some development. What a farce! One final thought: if we can’t have a by-election until September because too many residents are away on holidays and otherwise occupied — as Harvie has stated the reason for the delay — why is it fine to send out a survey during that period on a topic which will (or would if it were in any way valid) irrevocably and irreversibly change the entire community? Can the people in charge of spending our tax dollars even spell priorities? The only winner in this mess is Ipsos Reid, which is reportedly $15,000 to the good. It certainly isn’t the Delta taxpayers who are footing the bill. Lynne Kemp

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land will not be destroyed. In fact, the plan gives Tsawwassen a guarantee that sustainable farming will take place on the Southlands in perpetuity. 5. Wildlife habitat will not be destroyed. Rather, it will be enhanced through hedgerows between the fields and the guarantee the forest will remain forever. 6. The plan is focused on creating sustainable, community-based farming at a level unheard of before now. The thinking is innovative and Tsawwassen will transform into a town whose economy and very reason for being is centered on local food production. 7. There was never any vote held on Oct. 29, 2009, never mind the statement of a “vast majority” rejecting the plan. The plan has never been formally presented to the municipality or to the citizens of Delta. 8. The allegation that our hard-working councillors are in a conflict of interest regarding the Toigo project amendment is completely false and has no truth in law or even perception. The amendment requested was

Survey is an expensive waste of time

Editor: I received the much-touted [by Mayor Lois Jackson and CAO George Harvie] Ipsos Reid survey today. Far from being a tool that will provide any kind of genuine guidance to anyone, it is in my opinion a useless and expensive joke. Why? 1. It can be answered by any resident. This means any child old enough to write, visiting relatives, exchange students and anyone else who finds themselves under a roof in Tsawwassen can fill one in. This one aspect alone invalidates any results. I am surprised that a firm as highly reputed as Ipsos Reid failed to qualify the respondents more narrowly — a failure I don’t think would have happened had Angus Reid still been a part of the firm.

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cent over a 25-year period. Driving time along 56th Street from 1st Avenue to Highway 17 will increase by an average of one to two minutes after 25 years. 2. The claimed population increase of 20 per cent was calculated over a 25year period without taking into account the fact that at present, our population is declining by roughly 100 people per year. The Southlands project will add about 180 people each year over 25 years. Hardly a problem. 3. The claim that 40,000 trucks of fill are required shows a lack of understanding. The plan calls for a lake to be constructed along 56th Street between 6th Avenue and 4th Avenue. There is more fill available from that lake than is required to meet all flood plain regulations. In fact, the excess fill can assist the municipality in extending and maintaining the Beach Grove dike. Such fill will be much cheaper than imported fill. There will be few trucks bringing in bulk materials. 4. High-quality farm-

Editor: Re: Public grows distrustful of developers because goalposts always changing, letter to the editor, June 9 Ted Laturnus sounds to be one bitter man with a grudge. “Toigo ... is still just another grasping,

profit-driven developer ...” Yikes! Is profit suddenly a dirty word? Chances are more than likely that Laturnus — unless he lives in a tent — resides in a building and subdivision that he probably enjoys, and which was created with foresight

and at considerable risk by none other than just such a “grasping, profit-driven developer.” If it weren’t for the likes of people prepared to take risk for possible reward, Tsawwassen would not exist today. Geoff Eldred

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House party guests turn Free Pool Water Analysis destructive on way out Road: Police found a commercial van parked with all doors open and several tools strewn about the area.

The driver’s door and ignition were damaged. The operator of the vehicle was contacted and confirmed the van had been stolen overnight. Operator attended the scene and indicated that tools and equipment valued at $9,000 had been stolen. Vehicle was towed for further forensic examination. • June 1, 4700-block of 51st Street: Complainant reported that someone had entered his locked vehicle. Pry marks were evident on the vehicle doors. Suspects had stolen the speaker system and amplifier valued at $900. Damage to the vehicle is $2,000 and is not covered by insurance. • June 2, 4 a.m., 4800block of 44A Avenue: Complainant reported that in the early hours of the morning she heard a noise in her carport but did not investigate. In the morning

she found her red tricycle, valued at $1,000, had been stolen. The tricycle was locked but the chain had been cut. • June 5, 10:01 a.m., 6100-block of 49B Avenue: Complainant reported that his unlocked company vehicle parked in his driveway was entered overnight and the GPS was stolen. • June 5, 1 a.m., 6100block of Brodie Road: Complainant reported that his father’s fence had been kicked in by a large group of youth that had been dispersed from a house party. Investigation discovered other properties in the area had been vandalized, including several damaged fences. • June 6, 11:41 a.m., 5200-block of Ferry Road: Complainant reported the community mailbox had been damaged and two partially burned letters were found on the ground. An investigation determined firecrackers had most likely caused the damage. Witnesses indicated they heard loud bangs near the mailboxes. Canada Post security was notified.


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Twice as many hiring as those reducing staff

Delta and Richmond employers expect a respectable hiring climate for the third quarter of 2010, according to the latest Manpower employment outlook survey. Survey data collected by the company reveals that 20 per cent of employers in the area plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (July to September), while 10 per cent anticipate cutbacks, said Susan Wright-Boucher, Manpower’s regional director for Pacific Canada. Another 63 per cent of employers intend to maintain current staffing levels and seven per cent are unsure of their hiring intentions for the third quarter. “Richmond-Delta’s third quarter net employment outlook of 10 per cent is an increase from the outlook reported during the same time last year when employers reported a net employment outlook of minus three per cent,” WrightBoucher said. “However, it is on par with the outlook projected for the previous quarter indicating a steady job outlook for the upcoming quarter.” The national hiring outlook is also gaining momentum. *** Six Delta chartered accountant students graduated from the CA School of Business program at a ceremony held in Vancouver May 29. The recent local grads

include: Amy Bonner (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), Karen Chong (KPMG LLP), Navneet Dhaliwal (Manning Elliott LLP), Kuldip Mann (PRA Group), Vipin Sachdeva

hensive rigorous national final exam to earn their designation. *** A Lower Mainland burger chain has teamed up to benefit young athletes. To celebrate their first-ever charity partnership, Triple O’s, a division of White Spot, is launching a twoweek promotion at its 30 participating locations across the province to raise funds for KidSport. From June 14 to 27, guests will be asked to donate $1 or more when ordering their favourite Triple O’s menu items. Money raised will cover the costs necessary for financially underprivileged children to participate in organized sports this

briefs (Smythe Ratcliffe LLP) and Leanne Vanderende (Squire & Company Business Advisors Inc). Students recognized at the convocation ceremony are eligible for membership in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. this year. “These students have earned their CA designation by successfully completing an unparalleled and rigorous academic program focused on business and accounting competencies,” said Richard Rees, CEO of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. “We are very proud of them, and they should be proud to have earned the prestigious CA designation.” To qualify as a chartered accountant, students must have a university degree or equivalent, 30 months of practical work experience in a chartered accountancy firm and complete courses through the CA Qualification Program. CAs must also pass a compre-

Notice of Traffic Pattern Change Highway 17 at 28th Avenue The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure wishes to inform motorists of an upcoming change to access to Highway 17 at 28th Avenue in Delta. Beginning on June 24, 2010, access to and from Highway 17 at 28th Avenue, both north and south bound, will be permanently closed for safety reasons and in preparation for construction of the 28th Avenue agricultural overpass.


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Public Hearing: June 22, 2010 The Municipal Council of The Corporation of Delta will hold a PUBLIC HEARING, in accordance with the Local Government Act, to consider the following proposed projects and related applications: Date: Time: Place:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 7:00 pm Council Chamber, Delta Municipal Hall, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta BC V4K 3E2

A Council meeting is scheduled to immediately follow this Public Hearing in the event Council wishes to give further consideration to any projects at that time. Project No. 1

Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU005925)


5263 Central Avenue, Delta as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 1

Applicant: Telephone:

Howard Smid 604-946-1726


Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit to allow a 2-lot single family subdivision, retention of an existing dwelling on proposed Lot 2, and construction of a garage at the front of proposed Lot 2, and a new dwelling on proposed Lot 1.

To amend the “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RM1 Multiple Family (Duplex) Residential to RS7 Single Family (335 m2) Residential. Development Variance Permit LU005897 To vary the “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” as follows: (i) Section 632D by reducing the minimum rear yard setback from 9 m to 8.27 m and the minimum side setback on a flanking street from 3.5 m to 2.9 m for the principal structure on proposed Lot 3; and (ii) Section 636D by reducing the minimum average lot depth for subdivision from 30 m to 28.86 m for proposed Lots 1, 2 and 3. MAP NO. 3 (File No. LU005897)

Staff Contact: Lisa King 604.952.3164 Web Page Location: May 10, 2010 E04

“Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 6860 To amend the “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS2 Single Family (0.40 ha) Residential to RS7 Single Family (335 m2) Residential.

“Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 6850

MAP NO. 1 (File No. LU005925)

Project No. 4

Application for amendments to “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985”, the “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” and the “Municipal Ticketing Information Bylaw No. 6639, 2007” to permit secondary suites in single family dwellings. (File No. LU005941)


All lands zoned as RS1, RS1-A, RS2, RS3, RS4, RS5, RS6, RS7, RS8, RD1, RD2, RM1, RM5, and RM6 Zones in Delta


The Corporation of Delta


To amend “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985”, the “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” and the “Municipal Ticketing Information Bylaw No. 6639, 2007” in order to permit secondary suites in single family dwellings.

Development Variance Permit LU005925 To vary the “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” as follows: (i)

Section 305(a) by waiving the front yard averaging regulation and establishing a front setback of 7.4 m for proposed Lot 1; (ii) Section 607.4(b)(iii) by increasing the maximum permitted horizontal distance between the front-most part of an attached garage and the rear-most point of the front elevation of the dwelling from 3 m to 3.76 m for proposed Lot 1; (iii) Section 607.5 by reducing the minimum permitted horizontal separation between the principal building and an accessory structure (a detached garage) at the front from 1.5 m to 0.96 m for proposed Lot 2; and (iv) Section 632D by reducing the minimum front setback for an accessory structure (a detached garage) from 12 m to 7.4 m, and the minimum side (northeast) setback for the existing dwelling from 1.5 m to 1.3 m for proposed Lot 2. To vary Section 5.2 of the “Delta Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 5100, 1994” to accept cash-in-lieu of installation of ornamental street lighting and concrete sidewalk. Staff Contact: Tanya Mitchner 604.952.3472 Web Page Location: Regular Meeting: June 7, 2010 E04 Project No. 2

Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU005834)


5135 Central Avenue, Delta as shown in bold on the enclosed MAP NO. 2

Applicant: Telephone:

Frank Buonanno 604-946-9308


Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit to allow a 2-lot subdivision.



“The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 6851 This amendment would: (i)

include secondary suites in the description of the One and Two Unit Residential (R) land use designation in Section 1.9.1; and (ii) indicate in Section 1.9.2 that zoning within the Single Family Residential (SFR) and Infill Single Family Residential (ISF) land use designations may permit secondary suites in single family homes; and that secondary suites are not included in the density regulations under the SFR and ISF land use designations. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 6852 This amendment would permit secondary suites in single family dwellings in the RS1, RS1-A, RS2, RS3, RS4, RS5, RS6, RS7, RS8, RD1, RD2, RM1, RM5, and RM6 Zones and would include the following text amendments: (i) permit a maximum of one secondary suite for single family dwellings only; (ii) limit the floor area of a secondary suite to no more than 40 percent of the total floor area of the building and to a maximum of 90 m2; (iii) require that the floor area of a secondary suite is no less than 33 m2; (iv) require that all secondary suites meet the BC Building Code; (v) require one additional off-street parking space for a secondary suite; (vi) prohibit a secondary suite in a single family dwelling which is occupied by one or more boarders; (vii) limit home occupations for the principal dwelling unit and secondary suite to certain businesses that do not generate traffic; (viii) require permission in writing from the property owner(s) to operate a home occupation in a secondary suite; and (ix) establish new definitions for the terms ‘Cooking Facilities’ and ‘Secondary Suite’ and revise the definition of the terms ‘Dwelling Unit’ and ‘Dwelling, Single Family’. “Municipal Ticketing Information Bylaw No. 6639, 2007” Amendment Bylaw No. 6853

“Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 6837

This amendment would introduce a fine of $200.00 per day for property owners who are found to have:

To amend the “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning a portion of the subject property (Rem. Lot 2) from RS4 Single Family (610 m2) Residential to RS8 Single Family (390 m2) Residential in order to permit a 2-lot subdivision and to retain an existing dwelling.

Staff Contact: John Hopkins 604.952.3155 Web Page Location:June 7, 2010 E06

(i) more than one secondary suite in a single family dwelling; (ii) a secondary suite that does not comply with the BC Building Code; or (iii) insufficient off-street parking.

Development Variance Permit LU005834 MAP NO. 2

To vary Section 305(a) of the “Delta Zoning Bylaw (File No. LU005834) No. 2750, 1977” by waiving the front yard averaging requirement of 8.8 m for Lot A to allow a 6.5 m front yard setback for a principal structure. Staff Contact: Alex Cauduro 604.952.3163 Web Page Location: Regular Meeting: May 17, 2010 E02 Project No. 3

Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU005897)


5093 45 Avenue as shown outlined in bold on the enclosed MAP NO. 3


T.E. Andres Homebuilding Ltd.


Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit to allow a 3-lot subdivision.

Telephone: 604.946.8876

Additional information, copies of the bylaw, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be reviewed until June 22, 2010. Municipal Hall: Website: Email: Phone: Hours:

Community Planning and Development Department 604.946.3380 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday

Anyone who believes that their interest in property will be affected by the proposed projects shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the bylaws and/or proposed by the applications. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to communicate to Council in advance of the Public Hearing, you can write to: Mayor and Council 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent. Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Fax: 604.946.3390 Email:

The Corporation of Delta 4500 ClarenceTaylor Crescent Delta BCV4K 3E2

Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any project after the Public Hearing has concluded.


To be considered, correspondence must be received by the Office of the Municipal Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

June 12, 2010 The Delta Optimist A17 In the Community

Legion helps out hospice and hospital

Lawn bowling club bolsters its ranks


The Ladner Lawn Bowling Club recently welcomed a batch of new members. The club, established in 1922, has a playing season that lasts until mid-September.

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The Ladner Legion recently donated $2,500 to the Delta Hospice Society. Pictured are George Koka (left), Ron Erickson, Gail Erickson, Jim Ingram, Dalyce Wickett from the hospice society and Bob Taggart.

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Yes, I know. I heard the comment, “It’s about time he got back to telling more about the west side of Delta Street in downtown Ladner.” I’ve told about some of the businesses, including the Big Store grocery department, Fisher’s pharmacy, Berry’s grocery store and bakery, and was up to where I pushed my brother through the plate glass window of Gough’s ice cream parlor. It took me a long time to pay for that episode, mainly by janitor work at the B.C. Telephone office across the street. The next business south of Gough’s was that of Harry Nelson Rich, a proud Englishman who arrived in Delta to serve as a manager at the Brackman-Ker business on the waterfront, now so much in attention. He left the waterfront branch of the milling company and started a career with several

facets: auctioneer, notary public, financial advisor, and community promoter. He married a daughter of Francis J. Green and the loss of their son Sidney, in the First World War, prompted him to start a campign that resulted in the purchase from Paul Ladner of what is now Memorial Park that contains the names of Delta men who died in overseas wars. It was officially opened in 1921 and has become the locale for Ladner May Days, one of the oldest of its kind in the province. The village of Ladner was growing and H. N. Rich, along with farmers such as John L. Guichon, realized that larger accommodation than church halls was needed. A campaign was started in which Rich engaged and the famous Delta Community Hall was opened at the corner of Chisholm and Elliott streets in 1928. Now the space it occupied is a parking lot. I’ll get around to a ramble about it later. Rich decided to join the Masonic Order before a lodge had been formed in Delta and became a

member of a lodge in New Westminster. He served in many offices of that organization, rising to the position of grand master of British Columbia. Edward Richardson Bell, who also served in the Canadian forces in the Great War, joined him in the office on Delta Street, eventually taking over the business and also serving as secretary of the Delta school board. The account of the romance of Edith Rich and Ed Bell and how she went to wartime London for their wedding was a popular one at the time. Deltans gave Edith Bell the credit of starting the move to preserve family histories that led to formation of Delta Museum and Archives. Their son, Robert Bell, served as chancellor of McGill University. Now we’re up to that part of Delta Street that becomes crowded in memory, with the names of P. W. Lord, McCurdy grocery, Chung Chuck, Ernie Kirkland, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Jack Bowling among those involved.

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overturn in anger the richly laden banquet tables of the world’s leaders as they gather in splendour amidst the world’s poverty. He would bring an uneducated child into their midst and tell them that to such as these belong the realm of God. He would sit with world leaders, engaging them with hard questions and pressing them to look at the “truth” and the “need” of the world’s uneducated children. Work and pray for that day — when politicians hold bake sales and fairs to pay for junkets and perks and when freely, we prioritize funding education for all the world’s children, including those who live in Delta and the Lower Mainland. (PS: Thank your child’s teacher as school ends.) Jim Short can be reached at

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South Delta Secondary student Darsey Meredith came home from the 15th annual EyeLens Film, Animation & Video Festival with three prizes for her first film production work. EyeLens is the annual prize festival for the Gulf Islands Film and Television School on Galiano Island. Each year, hundreds of students (young teens through adults) participate in one06128161

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or two-week intensive film production camps. This year, 145 films were produced by over 335 students. Meredith, 15, attended the one-week Youth Media Intensive Program last July and, with a team of three others, scripted, cast, directed and edited a short film, Breaking Limits. The five-minute film was nominated in all three categories in which it was eligible: Outstanding Achievement in Scriptwriting, Outstanding Achievement in Youth Drama and Best Actor. The film won in all three categories. In addition, Breaking Limits took home the YouTube Most Viewed Award. Nearly 100 films were eligible for this prize. Meredith was credited with generating the most viewings for her film through her Facebook campaign. In recognition of her successful campaigning, Meredith has been invited to spend three days at the Gulf Islands Film and Television School next

week to help in a social networking project to extend the school’s online presence. She will join a team of staff, interns and social networking experts in development of an online marketing plan. As well as winning prizes, the one-week program led to a chance for SUBMITTED PHOTO Meredith to gain Darsey Meredith also received a scholarsome professional ship to return to the Gulf Islands Film and work experience as Television School this summer. a production assistant on the shoot scholarship is granted to for an APTN pilot, Wolf EyeLens winners. Meredith Canyon, last October. will use her scholarship to “It was a great experiattend the two-week Youth ence,” says Meredith. “I Director’s program this couldn’t take on any more August. work because of school, but Following that course, really enjoyed the chance Meredith will enroll in the to take what I’d learned at new SDSS acting academy GIFTS onto a professional in September. In addition set.” to acting, Meredith is lookMeredith has just ing forward to using her received notice this week behind-the-camera skills as she’ll receive a partial much as possible to help scholarship to return to the instructors provide video school this summer. This support to the performers.

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Grade 5 student Braedyn Wey and Ray Li from the Home Depot were busy building a table at Holly Elementary on Thursday as part of a project to beautify a courtyard at the East Ladner school. Planters, sectional seating, picnic tables and a storage shed were planned to be built, said principal Warren Zerbe. The aim was to create an outdoor classroom where students could practice sustainability, he said. The Home Depot donated materials for the project.

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A group of local grandmothers will be walking in Vancouver tomorrow in support of African grandmothers and more than 13 million orphaned children. Members of the South Fraser Gogos are adding their voices to their African sisters on the issue of affordable life-saving HIV/ AIDS medicine for children and adults in sub-Saharan Africa. The local grandmas will join others from the Lower Mainland at Canada Place on Sunday. The group of

grandmothers and “grandothers” will walk from there to the Vancouver Art Gallery for a rally at 2 p.m. The South Fraser Gogos are one of more than 200 grandmother groups across Canada that have been formed to support the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and his Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. The campaign is aimed at helping the growing number of grandmothers in Africa who are now raising their grandchildren orphaned due to AIDS. There are 13 million African children whose par-

ents died of AIDS; many of them are now being raised by their grandparents. The grandmothers are lobbying the Canadian government to pass a bill that will amend Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime and make it easier for generic drug companies to make and send anti-retroviral drugs to HIV and AIDS patients in sub-Saharan Africa. The group is meeting at Canada Place at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit or call 604464-1852.

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The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen has announced it has created an annual scholarship in honour of the late Bill Kushnir, a longtime member of the club. The scholarship will be open to any Tsawwassen resident currently attending a secondary school in Delta that is planning on continuing a post-secondary education in the 2010/2011 school year. A longtime Delta resident, teacher and principal, Kushnir believed strongly in the Rotary’s motto, Service Above Self, and gave countless hours to the community he lived in. His community service was extensive, serving as master of ceremonies of

Ladner May Days, on the Delta police board, school board chair and chair of the parks, recreation and culture commission. Delta’s 1995 Citizen of the Year, Kushnir also earned many other honours, including induction into the Delta Sports Hall of Fame. Kushnir died last August at the age of 82 and will always be remembered for his strong commitment to the young people he taught and the sporting youth in his community. Sports were his passion and he was instrumental in starting baseball and football leagues in the community, coaching for many years. Candidates for this schol-

Bill Kushnir arship of $1,000 should demonstrate community involvement and/or sports participation and service. Applications are available through high school counsellors or by contacting Rotary member Roger Pryke at 604-943-7596 or

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSIONS Deltaport Third Berth Project Port Metro Vancouver will be hosting public information sessions at public venues to provide you with an opportunity to ]nd out about the status of the Deltaport Third Berth Project (DP3). You will have an opportunity to speak to project staff and members of the Deltaport Third Berth Project Community Liaison Committee (DCLC) and provide feedback on the project. If you are interested in Ynding out more about DP3, information booths will be set-up at the following venues: Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall (located at 56th Street and 12th Avenue) Dates: Saturday, June 5, 2010 and Saturday, June 12, 2010 Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Ladner Village Market (Ladner Trunk Road and Elliott Street) Date: Sunday, June 13, 2010 Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Roberts Bank Community Open House Celebrates Deltaport Third Berth Project and Westshore’s 40th Anniversary Deltaport and Westshore are inviting friends and neighbors to tour the container and coal terminals at Roberts Bank to see what goes on at Port Metro Vancouver’s largest port facilities. On Saturday, June 26th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, you will experience • • • • •

Free guided bus tours of each terminal Food and entertainment Delta Fire]ghters Junior Fire Safety Challenge Large, heavy equipment on display Other displays and demonstrations

As the largest port in Canada, it’s not often that we can open our doors and invite our neighbors so come and join in the fun on Saturday, June 26th.

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Looking back: Delta’s

Roberts Bank has seen many changes since the coal port first opened four decades By Sandor Gyarmati It’s been 40 years since Delta’s landscape was altered by a port, with even bigger changes still to come. A much-talked about coal port officially opened at Roberts Bank on June 15, 1970, one of the most significant events in Delta’s history. It was an exciting time as thousands attended the ceremony, including then prime minister Pierre Trudeau and premier W.A.C. Bennett. The 55-acre bulk loading facility, referred to as the Roberts Bank superport, had an estimated cost of $9 million. Operated by Westshore Terminals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kaiser Resources, the port was one of the largest deep-sea facilities in the world. The first train carrying a load of coal, in fact, arrived two months earlier with a shipment from Sparwood destined for Japan. Accepting the coal, the first ship to sail out of the port was the Snow White, built in Japan and owned and crewed by Chinese. Mayor Dugald Morrison was on hand for that event, calling it a great day for Deltans. “The additional industries and employment resulting could change the whole face of Delta. We have a very bright future,” he said. The coal port brought its fair share of controversy as well. The hotly debated issues in the years before the facility opened included taxation, where the rail lines should be located as well as the expropriation of thousands of acres of farmland in Brunswick Point for future industrial development that ended up never taking place. The new port was just one of several significant additions to Delta in a momentous transformation taking place in the once relatively sparsely populated farming community ever since the George Massey Tunnel opened a decade earlier. Between 1969 and 1972 alone, Delta’s population jumped by a whopping 60 per cent, from 32,635 to 52,693. Forty years later, Westshore Terminals, now controlled by the Jim Pattison Group, continues to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and remains the largest dry bulk terminal on the west coast of the Americas. The facility ships steelmaking (metallurgical) and energy (thermal) coal to 20 countries worldwide. Before the coal port opened, there was already talk how Roberts Bank would also be an ideal container terminal base. In 1968, for example, engineer and consultant Robert Chisholm, in a presentation to the South Delta Social Credit Association, noted senior port officials in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and Long Beach were fully aware of the proposed superport at Roberts Bank and were pushing for development to meet the future challenges it posed. Container business, however, wouldn’t be added in Delta for years. Fast forward to the early 1990s and the coal port had long established itself as an indelible part of South Delta’s identity, but much more was to come when, in 1992, the Vancouver Port Corporation released PORT 2010, a comprehensive long-term plan for port-owned land into the next century. A new container terminal at Roberts Bank was a key element in that strategy. That year, the port corporation unveiled plans to build a $206 million terminal, a project that would dramatically alter the municipality. “If Canada wants to remain competitive with the United States in terms of transportation, it has to do something very dramatic and soon in terms of container transportation,” Patrick Reid, port manager and CEO of the port corporation, told Delta council in April of 1992. He said Roberts Bank was the ideal location because it would be in an existing vacant site already equipped with rail entry. He also said community and environmental impacts would be minimal, and that the area was surrounded by good truck and highway infrastructure. The facility would be constructed on 87.5 acres adjacent to the coal port, having a combined import/export capacity of 270,000 containers. The majority of the containers would be shipped by train with the balance distributed by truck to regional destinations, said Reid. Local farmers, though, weren’t happy with plans to extend Deltaport Way to accommodate additional traffic.

“We’ve learned from the past that if the government wants to do something it’ll go ahead and do it,” said then Delta Farmers’ Institute president Albert Weaver. Also concerned was Anne Murray of the Boundary Bay Conservation Committee, who said she doubted the port would live up to its promises in the way of environmental compensation. The new container port was to create 190 permanent jobs and produce about $100 million in goods and services. Bob Mountfort, a member of Delta council at the time, welcomed the project: “It (the terminal) will bring economic activity to Delta. We’re trying to show people that Delta is a place to develop industrial business.” Opened in 1997, Deltaport is now the largest container terminal in Canada, handling approximately 45 per cent of the containerized cargo that moves through Canada’s West Coast and more than half of the containerized cargo through Port Metro Vancouver. TSI Terminal Systems Inc. operates Deltaport under a long-term lease. TSI is one of several container terminals operated by GCT Global Container Terminals Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Four years ago, Port Metro Vancouver was born when the boards of the Lower Mainland’s three gateway port authorities ratified a report recommending the integration of the Vancouver, North Fraser and Fraser River port authorities into a single entity. In January of this year, the new super port authority and Global Container Terminals added a third berth to Deltaport. It’s projected to increase capacity by up to 600,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units). The $400 million project brings three new dual-hoist quad cranes into operation at the port, the first of their kind in North or South America. The Deltaport Third Berth Project Community Liaison Committee was also formed to identify community concerns and work with the port authority during the construction and first year of operation. According to the committee, the findings of several environmental studies by the Vancouver Port Authority resulted in a reduction of the project’s original footprint to minimize impacts on the environment and community. In a presentation to Delta council late last year, Port Metro Vancouver CEO Robin Silvester noted the expan-


Top: An aerial view of the container and coal ports at Roberts Bank. Above: Then prime minister Pierre Trudeau and B.C. premier W.A.C. Bennett were on hand to open the port on June 15, 1970.

sion is needed for the future, despite the “negative growth” experienced over the previous year. “Having said that, we’re a significant economic generator and do foresee further growth into the future,” said Silvester. On the horizon, although a formal application has yet to be submitted to government, is another three-berth container facility. It’s a massive expansion called Terminal 2, anticipated to have a capacity of approximately two million TEUs. The schedule for T2 going to the application stage is yet to be determined. The port authority is in process of reviewing proposals and selecting a partner. Silvester told council T2 has been pushed back a few years to 2020. Continued on next page

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40 years as a port town ago and more changes are still on the horizon, says the head of the port authority In an interview with the Optimist, Silvester, noting business is steadily rebounding, said T2 is part of a broader initiative to capture containerized trade with expanding Pacific Rim nations. Noting the port authority is looking ahead to the next 40 to 50 years, he said, “Deltaport is a key part of the future of the port and of B.C. and Canada ... Our view is certainly that as the economy in Canada continues to grow, consumer demand continues to grow and the need for export capacity continues to grow. We will need more container terminal capacity in the medium to long-term.” Appointed president and CEO of the port authority in 2009, Silvester said most imports through Port Metro Vancouver head to Canadian markets with only four per cent to the U.S. “The import business through Deltaport is very much about servicing Canada and with the export business, interestingly, the forest business is increasingly with China. As China’s economy has grown, its demands have grown,” he said. According to Port Metro Vancouver, including indirect and induced effects, in round numbers, total impacts of its ongoing operations and related businesses include 129,500 jobs, $10.5 billion in gross domestic product, $22 billion in economic output and $6.1 billion in wages. However, saying it’s more than cranes, cargo, terminals, ships and international trade, the port entity also extols its global recognition for innovative environmental leadership. “We are leading the way for other ports to address air quality and other environmental concerns by focusing on using technologies and promoting operational efficiencies to reduce environmental impacts,” states the port authority’s website. Located not far from the ferry terminal and separated from the residential communities of Tsawwassen and Ladner by expansive farmland, the container and coal terminals aren’t usually visible to residents. However, the reality of being home to a port has become increasingly clear over the years with truck traffic. According to the third berth liaison committee, in 2004 Deltaport had 1,800 single truck trips (900 round trip) per day, and the forecast for 2011 had that number rising to 2,400 single truck trips (1,200 round trip) daily. It’s well known that occasionally everything grinds to a halt in South Delta when there’s an accident involving a big rig, tying up the limited road access points. Efforts were made to spread out truck traffic with a new gate reservation system, while the occasional inspection blitz takes unsafe commercial vehicles off the road. To accommodate future growth at the port and ease truck traffic, the provincial Gateway Program embarked on the South Fraser Perimeter Road project. Although also fraught with controversy, including the loss of farmland and the highway’s proximity to the ecology sensitive Burns Bog, the 40-kilometre highway, when completed in 2013, will link the ports at Roberts Bank with the Trans Canada Highway in Surrey. The project also includes a series of new interchanges and overpasses. Speaking at the Delta Chamber of Commerce three years ago, then provincial transportation minister Kevin Falcon said the new highway is needed, otherwise congestion on Highway 17 and River Road would become “catastrophic.” As far as what the new highway and growth in container traffic will mean to Delta, he said, “I think we need to be upfront about the fact change is unsettling; never more so than in a community like Delta.” Opponents, including Against Port Expansion (APE), complained the $1 billion road is unnecessary. The group says the Fraser River and existing railways could be used to ship most containers inland for continental distribution. Opponents also say Prince Rupert is capable of handling future volumes, while the Panama Canal widening project will result in many ships with goods destined for the east circumventing Deltaport. However, Silvester noted the port in Prince Rupert is much smaller and doesn’t have the population base. “So, any ship bringing containers to Vancouver is not just bringing containers that get put on rail to Ontario and Quebec. It’s also bringing in containers that service all of

Many South Deltans have stood up over the years to protest the expansion of the container port. us living in the Lower Mainland. We have a big population here and Metro Vancouver anticipates we’ll grow by a million over the next 30 years. “We also have a lot of strategic advantages relating to our export economy, where we have a lot of export activity originating within Vancouver. What we find is the ships calling Vancouver have a very balanced import-export load. Typically, for every container that comes in, something like .9 containers go out, and that’s relatively unique on the West Coast.” As far as the Panama Canal, Silvester countered the extra time ships must take getting through the canal and up the East Coast is substantial. More goods destined for U.S. cities may end up traveling through the canal, but the U.S. is only a small portion of Port Metro Vancouver’s market, he said. “We don’t see the Panama Canal being a significant, competitive threat for the core business that comes into Canada through Vancouver.” The port’s third berth application received much criticism a few years ago. In 2007, Mayor Lois Jackson told the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications the third berth, which would inevitably be followed by T2, would intensify negative impacts. Jackson listed a myriad of issues, ranging from air pollution and noise to lack of river dredging and traffic. “We are all in favour of a strong economy, one which provides jobs and profits and a high quality of life. We can have that, but not when the people, the fish, birds and wildlife, the agriculture and legitimate zoning powers of municipal government are considered obstacles to be ignored or eliminated,” she said. Many of those same concerns were raised earlier in 2007 at a public forum, dubbed Save Our Delta, at the Ladner Community Centre. Donna Passmore with the Fraser Valley Conservation Coalition warned of ecological and social impacts if South Delta became a large industrial port zone, complete with heavy truck and rail traffic and covered with container storage. Passmore said the quality of life South Delta residents now know will disappear. “Wherever you look, communities around ports become the sickest communities and the poorest communities,” she told the audience. Also at the forum, APE’s Roger Emsley noted there appeared to be a piecemeal approach to turn most of South Delta and its valuable farmland into a port zone. He also questioned whether container storage now occupying


valuable real estate in other areas of the Lower Mainland, including Vancouver, would soon be destined for Roberts Bank. However, Silvester told the Optimist that won’t be the case because T2 will be a much-needed addition to growing container trade, not meant to replace existing activity at Burrard Inlet. “Moving the port out of the Burrard Inlet to Delta, we can’t see that as ever happening. If you look at what’s established in the Burrard Inlet, there’s so much capital invested... we really do see the picture being one of steady expansion to meet the needs of the local and national economy and building the capacity we have, not moving the capacity around.” He pointed out that moving all container capacity to Delta would cost billions. There’s no denying, though, big changes are on the way, which will be all the more clear once a rail yard expansion is completed, coupled with large-scale development of warehouse distribution centres on the adjacent Tsawwassen First Nation land. The TFN’s recent treaty settlement drew the ire of critics, including Delta-Richmond East Conservative MP John Cummins, who said, “This is not a TFN treaty, it’s a Port of Vancouver treaty.” Delta South independent MLA Vicki Huntington told the Optimist she’s dismayed how the senior governments are allowing port expansion to proceed without the scrutiny that had been in place years before. “I think it’s been a deliberate evasion of the intent of both the provincial and federal environmental assessment acts... The results are going to be a devastated Delta,” she said. “We’re overwhelmed. You get exhausted when you’re trying to fight for things and there’s no outcome for all of your struggle. Thank goodness there’s a core here who maintain interest in it, but they’re not being replenished effectively. I think some of the younger people have to decide what kind of community they want to live in and are they willing to fight for it.” She added, “There’s no consideration of community in the minds of these large industries and the province, there’s no consideration of the quality of life, there’s no consideration of agricultural land, which is the finest soil in the country. There’s just no consideration of the alternatives.” According to Port Metro Vancouver, it’s “committed to sustainable operations and development, mindful of economic, social and environmental impacts.”


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show. The hope is that 1,000 letters will be written, she says, to let personnel “know The sixth annual they’re appreciated” and Boundary Bay Air Show “they’re in our thoughts.” is set to take off next In terms of the aircraft Saturday. expected to be at the show, “Each year I think it just gets better and better. We’re Freer notes that Tiger Moths, Harvards, Sukois, hoping to build on that Yaks, momentum,” Navions says Linda “The whole air show and a Pitts Freer, Alpha Special are Aviation’s is dedicated to our scheduled manager of Canadian forces, to be there. marketing One and business past and present highlight development. military. We want to will be a Alpha runs make sure the public demo air the municirace with pally-owned remembers those Harvards Boundary Bay who made such a being led Airport. It’s estimat- personal sacrifice for by an L-29 ed last year’s peacekeeping and for Delfin, a training attendance fighter jet. surpassed the war times.” Linda Freer “If 7,500 mark. you’ve ever The show, seen an air race, it’s pretty which features aerobatic exciting.” and static displays, has Gates open at noon and a “Canada Remembers” the air show begins at 1 theme this year. p.m. Admission is free. “The whole air show is Attendees are advised to dedicated to our Canadian forces, past and present mil- bring their own lawn chairs itary,” Freer says. “We want but leave their pets at home. There will be concessions to make sure the public remembers those who made and a children’s area. The airport is at 7800 such a personal sacrifice for Alpha Way, just south of peacekeeping and for war Highway 10 between 72nd times.” and 80th streets. A new, Those who attend will enlarged parking area is have a chance to write a available at Churchill and note to Canadian forces Athabasca avenues. personnel, Freer says, notThe event is presented by ing local air cadets will be handing out letter templates Alpha and the Corporation of Delta. at their booth during the air BY



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Ladner’s Keith McMann will be taking his Mark IV Harvard up for some air time at the Boundary Bay Air Show next Saturday. A veteran competitor in the Reno National Championship Air Races, where some classes of aircraft reach speeds of over 500 mph, McMann will be flying in a demo air race at the local show. “It is a demo race, so you’re flying a little wider, a little higher and you’re not whipping it as hard,” he says.

This fall will mark his 13th year racing in Reno and “nobody in Canada has raced as many times as myself or my airplane,” McMann says. “I’m the granddaddy, I guess, of racing in Canada.” He first went there in 1993 and made a “rookie mistake.” “At that time they took the 18 fastest and I was 19th. I missed out by a quarter of a mile an hour.” McMann took a break from Reno but went back in 2000 and has returned every year since. Last year he finished second in the bronze division,

just behind his brother Vic. “I unloaded just a little bit too late. I could have got him, I was faster. It’s just one of those deals, that’s racing,” McMann says with a laugh. They’ll both be heading back to Reno this September. “He’s been bitten by the bug big time. He’s thrown a lot of energy into his [plane], trying to make it go faster. I’m basically going back with the same airplane.” Both brothers, who are based out of Boundary Bay Airport, plan to fly in the air show next Saturday.

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The annual Ladner Village Market kicks off its 14th season tomorrow in the heart of Ladner Village.

Local market returns BY


It’s market time again. The 14th season of the Ladner Village Market gets going tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A popular summer event, the market runs on alternating Sundays until early September and will feature about 150 vendors for each date. Some local Ladner Village merchants will also take part. The number of food artisans has grown over the years, says Tracey McKnight, one of the market co-ordinators. “There will be lots to taste this year. We’ll have some different and interesting foods we haven’t had in other years. We’re looking forward to it,” she says, noting there are over 40 food artisans scheduled to appear this season. Tasty treats like sweet and savory French crepes, hazelnut products, different

kinds of chocolate and local honey will be available. The three-block open-air market, which takes place rain or shine, runs along 48th Avenue, from Elliott to Delta streets, and also a little ways down 51st Street by the pet store, McKnight notes.

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Shoppers can peruse produce, meat, plants, handmade jewelry, soaps, crafts and other products like feathered headbands and handspun wool. More produce will be at the market as the season rolls along. “By the end of June, our second market, we’ll have a much larger selection of produce available,” she says. Like previous years a number of musi-

cians have been lined up to perform. Tomorrow, shoppers will get the chance to hear a pair of longtime blues musicians, Wes Mackey and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne. Mackey, who grew up in South Carolina and played for bands that backed up touring greats like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed and Stevie Wonder, is scheduled to play from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wayne, a 2006 Juno Award winner for Blues Album of the Year, is set to perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Other acts scheduled to play on future dates include Mojo Zydeco, local community band Delta Music Makers, Time Machine, Grey Notes, Gale Force Blues Band, Goby Catt and Claude Duke. The Ladner Village Market, a Ladner Business Association event, is a member of the B.C. Association of Farmers’ Markets. Visit for updates or more information.



Ladner author Alison Acheson has a signing event at Black Bond Books next Saturday. Her latest effort is Molly’s Cue, a novel about a young girl who’s always wanted to become an actor but suffers from stage fright. “In North America there’s a real emphasis on the protagonist solving their own problems and always overcoming them. I’m thinking what happens when you don’t and how you deal with that,” says Acheson, who taught writing for kids at UBC for six years. The book, which came out in May, went through “completely different shapes” and took more than a decade to finish. “I kept going through changes and tossing huge chunks of it,” Acheson says, adding she was happy with the way the novel turned out. Acheson also had her first children’s picture book published last year. Grandpa’s Music: A Story about Alzheimer’s is about a “supportive family coping with the challenges of a grandparent’s gradual memory loss,” Acheson’s website states. “For me, this book was very different. I’d sent the publisher a few books and it was actually something that she requested and I’m not used to working that way. I’m used to writing whatever I feel like then working really hard to sell it,” she says. Acheson says she talked to her sister-inlaw and others who’ve experienced having family members with Alzheimer’s as she began to write the book. She’s previously written three novels, Mud Girl, The Half-Pipe Kidd and Thunder Ice, in addition to a collection of short fiction for adults, Learning to Live Indoors. Acheson’s book signing goes from 1 to 3 p.m. next Saturday at the Black Bond Books in Ladner. For more information visit her website at

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as Vegas may be called the entertainment capital of the world, but its entertainment factor is not limited to blockbuster shows. Dining in Vegas can be as entertaining as it is sumptuous, and that doesn’t necessarily include the obvious: catching a dinner show. It’s more about how this city transforms a meal into something that transcends the traditional dining experience, evoking pleasurable and entertaining memories. And while the food is key, you’ll soon see how indulging in one of the many world-class meals that are available is so much more than just savouring tempting treats. Here are just a few selections showing how grabbing a bite can become an entertaining part of your trip: • BLT Burger: The entertainment value at this Mirage restaurant is in the memories it invoked, at least for this diner. Chef Laurent Tourondel’s interpretation of the classic American burger joint serves a great burger and an even better milkshake, spiked with alcohol or just the plain, oldfashioned way. Be sure to try the Campfire Marshmallow version (not spiked) for an excellent offering topped with a toasted marshmallow that’s sure to take you right back to sitting in front of a campfire and toasting your own marshmallows. • Cut: Wolfgang Puck’s steak house in the Palazzo offered excellent steaks, my fellow diners told me. But the individual chocolate soufflés we were served for dessert were to die for — and that is an understatement. Perfectly cooked with a full, satisfying chocolate flavour — enhanced by a small scoop of chocolate ice cream, chocolate syrup and crème fraiche — it was sinfully delicious and the type of dessert you find room for even when you have no room. • Hard Rock Cafe: The relatively new Hard Rock Cafe, right on the strip — there’s another Hard Rock, including a hotel, not too far away — features 42,000 square feet of pure, unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll. Located next to the MGM Grand Hotel, the cafe provides three floors of non-stop action, a Rock Wall and Microsoft Surface tables, both of which are large, interactive touch-screen devices that are sure to entertain rock fans both young and old. But the piece de resistance for a dessert fan is the Cookie Pie, a limited-time offering available in Vegas only. Unfortunately, it’s now off the menu, but perhaps if they get enough requests, they’ll bring it back. Trust me, if you’re a cookie-dough fan, you want them to bring this back; it’s better than any memories of licking the baking bowl! • RM Seafood: Chef Rick Moonen wants to push the boundaries of fine dining and does. RM Seafood at the Mandalay Bay serves up inventive dishes, such as Spider Crab, an item with artichoke, sunchoke (also known as Jerusalem artichoke) and ruby-red grapefruit surrounded by a Dungeness crab, which clings to the rim of the bowl like a spider. The strawberry shortcake (poppyseed shortcake, whipped cream and strawberry sorbet) is so good, you’ll want a second serving. Or try the Catfish Sloppy Joe (in his downstairs restaurant; the lower level offers regional coastal favourites while the upper level offers a more

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Songwriters get summer camp Ever wonder what it would be like to write and record a song? Or how to improve on one you’ve written? Songwriters in South Delta finally have a summer camp to attend. The South Delta Songwriters Camp is the creation of local guitar teacher and songwriter Patrick Gurr. “I’ve noticed a lot of songwriters camps on the Internet, especially in places across the border, and wondered why we don’t have one here,” Gurr says. “I finally got tired of wondering and decided to start one myself.” Songwriting, just like any other form of writing, can be an individual, and gratifying pursuit. “I’ve recorded two CDs so far, one of which got some attention in the press, but that wasn’t the reason I wrote the songs,” says Gurr. “I mainly wrote them for myself.”

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The very act of writing songs and recording is what appeals to most songwriters. He says any attention they receive is gravy on the initial accomplishment of writing them. The South Delta Songwriters Camp will allow a venue for aspiring songwriters to get together in an in-depth, hands-on exploration of songwriting. Participants will create, hone and share their songs during a week-long camp. Each participant can explore and grow every aspect of their songwriting and creativity: lyrics, melody, harmony, rhythm, singing, as well as guitar and recording techniques. They will also receive feedback as well as performance and recording tips. “I’ve spent the last 20 years in recording studios recording my own music or assisting someone else in recording their’s,” Gurr says, “and although the


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technology has changed greatly, the heart of it hasn’t. It still comes down to the quality of the song.” At the end of the week, each participant will take part in a recording session, which will be documented on DVD. To register, visit www.

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Joe Dart is a national high school champion and the news just keeps better for the Grade 12 Delta secondary student. The 17-year-old has been turning heads this past week in Ontario — the site of the 2010 Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Championships and the National Junior Team Trials. In St. Catherines on the renowned Royal Canadian Henley course, Dart captured the senior men’s singles event last Sunday with an impressive three-second victory over his nearest rival. He then moved onto Welland and the International Flatwater Centre for the national trials where he earned a spot on the Canadian team that will be competing in this summer’s CanAm Mex Junior Regatta in Tennessee. Making these accomplishments even more impressive is Dart being content to continue his training at the club where he was introduced to competitive rowing — the Delta Deas Rowing Club. Typically DDRC’s top juniors move on to bigger clubs or private schools, just like his former teammate —national team member Eric Jackson. But Dart has stayed put working with DDRC coach Mark Darling and spending a lot of time on his own as the club’s only Junior “A” classified athlete. “Joe has succeeded his own expectations,” said his proud mom Bonnie Dart. “He has gained his success using mental strength, physical fitness and determination. He enjoys Delta Deas and always makes sure the (competitive) bar is raised.” Dart will be back home next week to focus on provincial exams.


Delta Deas Rowing Club welcomed teams and athletes from throughout the province for its 21st annual Scholastic Regatta at Deas Island Regional Park. Less than ideal weather conditions didn’t prevent some exciting races and excellent times. (Above) Delta’s Jake Elward gets ready at the start line of the Junior B boys singles race. (Right) A crew from the Victoria City Rowing Club take their shell to the water.

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Logan Schuss made his long awaited debut with the Delta Islanders on Thursday night and the Langley Knights wished he had stayed back east. Fresh off his outstanding season at Ohio State University, Schuss scored one goal and set up six others as the visiting Islanders crushed the last place Knights 26-10. The Islanders had hoped to see the Ladner standout two weeks earlier when he was scheduled to fly in to Vancouver for a pair of weekend games, however, that plan was scrapped when he was asked to attend another awards banquet

and became the first-ever Ohio State freshman to be named an All-American. Now Schuss is back home for the rest of the summer and hopes to have a significant role in helping the sixth place Islanders make a move in the B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse League standings. The win over the Knights improved Delta’s record to 5-8 and the locals should have an excellent chance at moving closer to .500 when seventh place Port Coquitlam visits Ladner tonight (8 p.m.). “Logan just gives our entire team an emotional lift,” said Islanders general manager and head coach Greg Rennie. “Obviously he is a great player but

he also brings a positive attitude and is a natural leader. He has the ability to not only make other players around him better but push them as well.” Among the players to immediately benefit was Carlton Schuss in what might his last opportunity to play box lacrosse with his younger brother. The 21-year-old had a career night, finishing with 11 points, including five goals. Mike Mallory continued his outstanding rookie season with 10 points to vault to second place in league scoring. Also making an impact in his Islanders debut was Nathan Clare. The local product was acquired earlier in the week from the

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Stingrays open season with Send us your fondest fine showing in Steveston Ladner Stingrays got the 2010 summer swim season off to a terrific start at the Richmond Kigoos’ annual Icebreaker Meet held at the Steveston Outdoor Pool. A contingent of 32 swimmers combined for a total of 115 best times. Leading the way was Division 3 competitor Brandon Freiberger who broke four meet records — 100 freestyle, 50 butterfly, 50 backstroke and 100 individual medley. He also established club records in the 100 free, 50 back and 50 breast. Cat “O” swimmer Madison Milford broke the meet record in the 100 back. Earlier, the club launched

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Former Winskill Dolphin standout kilometre to get on that team.’’ Karyn Jewell will be representing Canada In the 10km race, Jewell actually led at at next month’s World Open Water the midway point and stood second among Championships after a solid showing the Canadian swimmers by three minutes at last weekend’s World Trials in Long when she reached the 7km mark. However, Beach, California. the extremely cold water condiThe 16-year-old Tsawwassen tions — just 61F — forced her native, who recently moved to to take a water break and that’s Gatineau, Que. finished seventh where she made contact with the in Sunday’s five kilometre race dock after an accidental push from — reaching the finish line in another swimmer. 1:02:47.260. She was just over Two days later, Jewell knew three minutes behind the winner what she needed to do and led the — American Christine Jennings. pack at the 3km mark en route to The result came after after Jewell securing her spot on the Canadian was disqualified from Friday’s 10 Karyn Jewell team. km race for touching the dock at The World Open Water the feeding station at the 8 km mark. She Swimming Championships are set for was one of the top Canadians at the time. Roberval, Que., July 17-23. Jewell “I had a lot of fire in me today,” said will then be in Victoria for the Senior Jewell. “The 10 kilometre was disappoint- Nationals (July 28-Aug. 1), hoping to earn ing and frustrating but I just had to get an opportunity to represent Canada at the back on my feet and swim fast in the five Pan Pacific Championships — Aug. 19-22.

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(Above) South Delta’s Sam Livingston (far right) races to a seventh place finish in last Saturday’s 100 metre boys final at the B.C. Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. (Right) Peggy Noel gets set to clear the water jump during the girls 1500 metre steeplechase. She went on to finish sixth.

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Noel and Livingston lead the way as South Delta ends track season in style 11th and 16th respectively in the 1500 metre event which featured 27 entries. Also turning in a strong performance was Josh Adams with a 16th place finish in 800, while Lauren Dewar competed in both the 400 and 800.

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South Delta Sun Devils capped a productive and rewarding track and field season with some impressive results at last weekend’s provincial championships at Swangard Stadium. Leading the contingent was junior runner Peggy Noel who showed she will be a force for years to come in the 1500 metre steeplechase. The Grade 10 student finished sixth among the 24 entries in a time of five minutes and 27.82 seconds. Sam Livingston saved his best for last as SDSS’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year was seventh in the senior boys 100 metres. The Grade 12 student had earlier qualified for the final with a personal best time of 11.20 seconds. Livingston will now turn his attention to football and preparing for his freshman season at the University of Western Ontario. Meanwhile, it was a close call for Livingston’s teammate in the 100 and 200 races. John Poku just missed out on qualifying for the 100 final (11.42), placing ninth, then duplicated the finish in the 200 (23.43). The Tsawwassen’s school’s future was also on display in the Grade 8 and 9 events. Daniel Finkle and MacKenzie Connors were

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U18 Falcons soar to provincial club title

Girls field hockey team edges Surrey’s Club India in final


Delta Fighting Falcons were all smiles after their 2-1 victory over Club India to capture the provincial U18 tier one club championship last weekend.

The Delta Falcon Fighters captured the provincial U18 tier one field hockey championship with a 2-1 victory over Club India. The Falcons won four straight games to reach the final then squared off with their Surrey rival in what proved to be an exciting affair. Shannon Herold broke a 1-1 tie when she walked around a defender and drilled a shot home. The rest was left up to goalkeeper Jess Fedele who capped an outstanding afternoon with several key saves. “The girls all played great, and I couldn’t ask for a better group to spend time with,” said coach Tammy McComb • Purchases • Refinancing • Renewals • Private Financing

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who also guided the same group of girls to the provincial U16 title two years earlier. “They have an amazingly fast forward so our defense and our goalie really had their work cut out for them.” The Falcons roster also includes: Aly McComb, Caitlin Pritchard, Jen Musto, Allie Paterson, Sam Nault, Sara McManus, Hilary Walker, Mariko Adams, Carmen Fung, Karina Blackstone, Ayla Van Agteren and Sam McComb. Co-coach, Mark Short, had to fly out to England on Sunday morning and missed the final but heard the news and is equally proud of the girls.

Coves Link pro 2nd at BCPGA Senior tourney

Tsawwassen resident and Cove Links professional Daryl Stubbs finished second in the 2010 PGA of B.C. Senior Championship which wrapped up on Tuesday at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club. The 51-year-old teaching pro carded rounds of 72-71 to finished six shots back of champion Norm Jarvis. The runner-up finish was also worth $1,250. Stubbs’ busy summer schedule will include heading to Oregon in attempt to qualify for the U.S. Senior Open which will take place in late July at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, WA. He will also be heading back east for the Canadian CPGA Senior Championship in Milton, ON — July 5-8.


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Ladner Recreational Soccer League GP W T L North Delta United 9 6 1 2 Cleanwerx FC 9 5 2 2 Cliff Avenue United 9 5 1 3 International Selects 9 4 1 4 Delta Sundance 9 3 2 4 Albion FC 9 2 3 4 Sportstown United 9 2 2 5 PFC 9 2 2 5

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Richmond Regional Soccer League Division One Delta Blaze 6 4 0 2 14 Westside Rino 6 4 1 1 13 Binger’s Army 7 3 2 2 11 Richmond FC 7 2 2 3 9 Wetside Rangers 6 1 3 2 5 Richmond Islanders 6 0 6 0 0 6 6 7 7 7

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Lacrosse West Coast Lacrosse Association GP W L Ladner Pioneers 7 7 0 Burnaby Burrards 8 7 1 TriCity Bandits 7 5 2 Nanaimo Timbermen 7 5 2 Valley Rebels 8 4 4 Royal City Capitals 7 3 4 North Shore Indians 8 3 5 Langley Knights 9 1 8 Chilliwack Mustangs 9 0 9 Leading Scorers Jim Nishiyama (Val) Kyle Goundrey (Lad) Dan Roberts (RC) Pat O’Dwyer (Nan) Rob Brommer (Bby) Russ Heard (TC) Jarret Dorman (TC) Trent Smalley (Lad)

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Josh Neumann (Lad) Sean Kelly (Lad) Travis St. German (Bby) Quinn Waddington (Bby) Corey Williamson (Lad) Stee Baker (NS) Justin Thomas (Bby)

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B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse League NW Salmonbellies 10 9 0 Coquitlam Adanacs 11 9 1 Victoria Shamrocks 14 8 5 Nanaimo T-men 11 7 4 Burnaby Lakers 13 6 6 Delta Islanders 13 5 8 PoCo Saints 13 2 9 Langley Knights 15 1 14

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Leading Scorers Ryan Chan (NW) Patrick Campbell (PoCo) Andrew Lum (Bby) Kevin Wilson (Del) Jesse Romeo Haller (Del) Cam Patterson (PM) Brad Olson (Sry) Ryan Schmidt (NW) Chad Connor (PoCo) Cam Taylor (Del) James Steedsman (PoCo)

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B.C. Intermediate “B” Lacrosse League North Delta Hawks 9 7 2 0 14 Delta Islanders 10 7 3 0 14 Surrey Rebels 12 4 7 1 9 Langley Warriors 10 4 6 0 8 Midget B Langley Port Coquitlam 1 Chilliwack Coquitlam 2 Port Moody Port Coquitlam 2 Burnaby 2 Semiahmoo Vancouver Delta Richmond Coquitlam 1 North Delta

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TSAWWASSEN NEW HOME Elegant 4 year young, 2,979 sq.ft. , 4 bedroom & den home with a contemporary and practical floor plan for today’s lifestyle. Large gourmet kitchen with island & granite countertops, eating area & a spacious family room with dramatic 17' ceiling. 2 options for your master bedroom, main level or upstairs. Formal living room, beautiful cross hall dining room. Bright & spacious throughout! Fully fenced and meticulously landscaped yard.

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CHESAPEAKE LANDING! Much sought after luxurious, ADULT ORIENTED townhouse living. Wonderful “Heron” floor plan with approx. 2300 square feet includes a master bedroom on the main floor. Lovely formal living with high ceilings, dining room & a DEN. Spacious kitchen & eating area and a family room. 2 more bedrooms up plus a landing with built in cabinets & computer desk. Extra large, private yard. 2 car garage. And don't miss out on the terrific amenities - swimming pool, exercise & games room. Close to nature, golfing, boating and more. A terrific lifestyle close to nature, golf & marina.

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Beautiful 850 sq.ft, 1 bedroom, top floor, corner unit in Adlington Court. Updated flooring, professionally painted throughout, 9' ceilings. Lovely floor plan with spacious kitchen overlooking greenery to the east. Living room with gas fireplace, large master bedroom. Covered balcony with BBQ hookup. Includes secure parking & storage locker. This home is absolutely lovely!

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YES, you can have it all . . . a LOVELY CONDO to live in AND your own 27' BOAT SLIP for your boat. River West is one of Ladner's desirable adult oriented complexes with many features including recreation room, workshop, hot tub, exercise room & large storage areas. All located on quiet River front location boasting courtyard & marina access. This lovely 2nd floor condo features floor to ceiling windows. Spacious throughout. Great kitchen area, formal dining, lovely living room with gas fireplace, 2 bedrooms (master with walk in closet & huge ensuite).

209, 4753 River W, Ladner


$419,000 Call Bob or Linda at 604-946-8899

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#166-5421 10th Ave, Tsawwassen

5589 Frigate Road, Ladner




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Personal Real Estate Corporation

910 Gale Dr., Tsawwassen Fabulous 3000 sq. ft. rancher in sunny Tsawwassen. 5 bedrooms including master bedroom with a new 3 piece ensuite. Just blocks from South Park Elementary and South Delta schools. The basement's layout is ideal for a suite. The yard includes a swimming pool with an in ground hot tub. Features Open Sat & Sun include hardwood floored living room. 2:00-4:00pmOPEN SUNDAY Living room2-4 has a full rock face # 8 – 5740 Garrison Road, Richmond fireplace, vaulted ceiling. A great home for families or young executives. PRICED AT $499,000 Fabulous end unit at “Edenbridge” near #2 & Granville area with easy access to everything. Great 3 level plan with a huge master bedroom, open kitchen and lower family room. Private balcony faces north. Great colours, great location. Seldom do we have units for Enjoyorthe wonderful style sale here so hurry! Give Brian Harry a call orlife drop by!in sunny


5477 18th Ave., Tsawwassen

Tsawwassen. French doors to patio and newer sun deck with mountain views. Spacious, fully equipped kitchen with lots of cupboards. Hardwood floored living withreceive: fire place. Hardwood With and Harryroom you Open Brian Sat & Sun floored family Room with fire place. 2:00-4:00pm ❑ Your home advertised until including sold the master 3 Bedrooms NEW $649,000 ensuite. agent Service above andbedroom beyondwith a single ❑ PRICE



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615 Gilchrist Dr., Tsawwassen

This rancher is the perfect family home in Sunny Tsawwassen. A wonderful 3 bedroom rancher on an 8100 sq. ft. corner lot. 2 blocks from South Park Elementary and South Delta High schools. Partially updated kitchen with lots of cupboards and a nook. Private fully fenced yard with western exposure and garden shed. View of Mount Baker and the Southlands. Dining room with a sliding You need a realtor who will help you door to a 450 sq. ft. deck. Centrally make the right decisions. located, close to parks, malls and A realtor committedtransportation. to your best interests. NEW PRICE


$579,000 $569,000

104-1642 56th St., Tsawwassen NEEDED IN 204-1642 56th St., Tsawwassen


The only new condos TSAWWASSEN in Tsawwassen. AND LADNER 1 & 2 bedroom apartment/condos

This is what you've been waiting for! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, brand new 1000 sq. ft. minimum penthouse homes with magnificent kitchens, Handyman special - single family cherry cabinets, granitehelper counters, #104:Single Below Assessed Value with family home suite/mortgage wood floors,pool 9' ceilings with $393,000 Rancher w/without and/or property huge crownview moulding. #204: Waterfront property

Newer single family w/or suite to $750K. Nowithout GST/HST.


60-7388 MacPherson Ave., Burnaby


Built by quality builder, Aragon Developments. Dark granite counter tops, dark cherry cabinets. Fully equipped kitchen with lots of cupboards. Stainless steel appliances, high quality carpet and tile work. OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 Private entrance, 2 underground 206 1642 56th St. Tsa parking and 1 storage locker. Close to NEW PRICE OF $365,000 Burnaby South High School, Clinton THE ONLY NEW CONDOS IN TSAWWASSEN Elementary. Daycare the street. Light and bright this corner suite features north andacross east exposure for perfect light. 2 bedrooms andClose office to nook, 2 baths, glorious parks, schools, mallskitchen, and hardwood floors, granite countertops, fireplace and more! transportation.



101-1642 56th St., Tsawwassen RECENTLY SOLD

11180 Cutter Place, Richmond #103 - 20125 55 Avenue, Langley 4576 61st Street, Ladner #247 - 5421 10th Avenue, Tsawwassen This is what you've been waiting #105 - 1642 56th Street (Windgrove) Tsawwassen #202 - 1642 56th Street (Windgrove) Tsawwassen for! 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, brand new #203 - 1642 56th Street (Windgrove) Tsawwassen home with magnificent kitchen, #207 - 1369 56th Street, Tsawwassen cherry cabinets, granite counters, #418 - 5518 14th Avenue, Tsawwassen 5250 10th Avenue, Tsawwassen wood floors, 9' ceilings with #316 - 14th Avenue, Tsawwassen huge crown moulding. #204 - 1118 55th Street, Tsawwassen No GST/HST. 4879 6th Avenue, Tsawwassen

The only new condo in Tsawwassen.




Call Brian or Harry for a FREE MARKET EVALUATION of your home!

REMAX PROGROUP - 1559 56TH STREET DELTA, B.C. - 604.943.8080 -or- AMEX BROADWAY WEST REALTY - SUITE 201-10055 W. BROADWAY - 604.738.8878


Fantastic clean 3 bedroom home located in Pebble Hill. There is a huge kitchen with walk in pantry and eating area, family room, den. The home is upgraded throughout with designer paint, plumbing fixtures and a new air soaker tub. The yard has room for your boat, gardening & entertaining. The yard is 80 ft wide with mature landscaping and very private, bring all your pets. There is a workshop behind the double carport. The home has great street appeal with pride of ownership in the surrounding area. This is a home where you could raise a family. Floors are oak laminate throughout. Gorgeous patio. Room for your RV, 13’ x 100’.

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Delta Open

Trisha 604-312-7621

Teri 604-897-2010

Sutton Group - Seafair Realty 1625 56th Steet, Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B2 Tel: 604.943.3110 Fax: 604.943.6155 OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 5298 9TH AVE TSAWWASSEN $749,000





A beautiful home package - almost 1/3 of an acre of park like property with 20x40 ft. solar heated swimming pool, with safety features, private back garden with aggregate patios, new cedar decks, gazebo. This family home has a newer vacant inlaw suite, lots of updates including brand new furnace and newer roof, double car garage and RV parking.

Beautiful corner lot in the Terrace with a lovely 3 bedroom split level. Perfect for a young family. Cul-de-sac location and designated park across the street.

Beautiful post & beam with radient floors and lots of upgrades on a gorgeous private landscaped lot with surround sprinkler system, hot tub, small studio with heat and electric.

What awaits you inside this lovely beach cottage is amazing. Totally, artistically renovated top to bottom just a minute walk to the beach with lots of room for your water toys. A lifestyle.

Large lot and great family home in multi development area of Central Ladner. Prime locaton with potential to subdivide. Wonderfully built 2x6 constructed Jennish design by Kenorah. Only 15 years old with full suite down below and open living space up. Oversized double garage with workshop and clean radiant fresh air heating system. A great package.




OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 4882 47A AVENUE LADNER $269,900

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 8-6320 48A AVENUE LADNER $415,900

Beautiful 5100 sq. ft. executive home with views from each floor across farmlands to Boundary Bay.

2 bedroom top floor with south facing open balcony - designer colours, heritage doors, parquet flooring and new carpets plus gas fireplace.

Seller is transferred! 2 bedroom and den 1300 sq. ft. suite with 2 south facing patios overlooking Beach Grove Golf Course.

Near Ladner Market! Remodelled 1050 sq. ft. 2 bedroom townhome with private fenced deck off main living area and master with its own roof top deck.

Ranch style townhome on a south easterly exposed corner lot offering 1411 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms and a den plus attached garage ... and, 2nd open parking. 06128185


Maria Morrison 604-802-8065 Spacious 1176 sq. ft. corner apartment in Addlington Court. Great floor plan. Large kitchen, master with ensuite, second bedroom also roomy. Building has meeting room, amenities plus guest suite.


#4-4861 CENTRAL AVE.

PARKSIDE - ONE OF LADNER’S BEST Pride of ownership abounds in this updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhomeboastingalarge attic rec room. Spacious sunny private patio for your summer fun. Well landscaped complex with much greenery. Situated in the heart of Ladner. A few steps to shopping, bus, etc. Offered at $439,900.

Make the move momentous with Maria!


112 - 4745 54A STREET A DELIGHT


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Do you want a gourmet kitchen, a two car garage & a swimming pool? Or maybe your dream is of a kitchenette, a secure parking spot & a place a lock your bicycle?


What's your dream?

Sutton Seafair Realty



Regency Realty 604-946-1688

#205 5550 14B Avenue




$$$ Save car expenses $$$!

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.



Steps to Amenities!! New Home Warranty!! QUIET CUL DE SAC BY FARMS! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4PM

• 1 Bdrm Den/Bath 764 sq.ft. courtyard view $255,800 • 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath 1112 sq.ft. ground floor, patio $304,900 • 3 Bdrm 2 Bath 1600 sq.ft. Penthouse $479,900 • 2 Bdrm 2 Bath 1043 sq.ft. like new with mountain views $309,900 D221 4845 53rd Street A LOT FOR A LITTLE $$! OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4PM

RARE OFFERING 25x30 foot waterlot, includes a 32' boatslip, garage and extra parking in Delta's premier float home community.


Large Duplex 1620 sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath with family room. Oversize huge yard, great location on quiet CDS close to schools. Updated kitchen, hardwoods, tile, newer furnace, vinyl decks - GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD! 4813 44th Avenue, Ladner • $435,000

Large 1620 sq.ft. Duplex in a quiet neighbourhood close to farms. 2 bdrm 1 bath up and 1 bdr 1 bath in law/nanny suite down. Brand new furnace, gas fireplace, bright kitchen and living room. Private landscaped yard. No strata fees! 4811 44th Avenue, Ladner • $415,000


Canoe Pass Village Building Lot

#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.




20 Years of AwardWinning Service

Jim 604-307-2884 Rita 604-808-2887


#29-4748 54A STREET

#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


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. $399,000

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Sutton Seafair Realty

• 604.788.9727

Rosewood Court! Rarely available! The best end unit & location in complex. All 3 sides of home & windows look out to greenspace, very private! Best of all this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has a family room off kitchen, bay window in dining room, radiant hot water heat, gas fireplace, hardwood look floors & fenced yard with storage shed. Loads of storage too! 2 car parking at your front entrance. Beautiful condition inside. A great purchase - be quick. Open House Saturday & Sunday, June 12 & 13 ~ 2 - 4 pm Real Estate Services



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Lovely South Pointe Rancher Open Saturday & Sunday 2-4



SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2-4 PM 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 plus den, 2 bathrooms and a very functional layout.

65 55A Street, Pebble Hill $564,900

5396 Wellburn Drive



6468 Goudy Place Ladner


Great two level home in the Hawthorne area of Ladner! Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1767 square feet. Recent updates include windows, roof, paint and flooring. Large private 7,500 square foot lot and a double car garage - one side with drive through. Boat & RV parking too! MLS# V836310.

267 West Murphy Drive Tsawwassen



6971 181 Street Surrey



#281-20180 Fraser Hwy. Langley

Lucy Willcox 604.831.5887 Moving Forward • Forward Thinking



Sutton Group – Seafair Realty – An Independent Broker – 1625 56th Street, Delta, BC, V4M 2B2 – 604.943.3110

Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street, Delta, BC V4K 2K4 T. 604-946-8000 / 604-943-8080 F: 604-946-1288

Residential Real Estate on the westcoast NEW LISTING 164-5421 10th Ave, TSAWWASSEN OFFERED AT $369,000

NEW LISTING 121-2729 158th St., Surrey OFFERED AT $379,900

ANDERSON LAKE ESTATES $1,280,000 4469 196th, Langley, B.C.

South exposed sundeck with private back garden, perfect for entertaining. Quiet neighbourhood close to transportation and shopping. Oodles of parking even for your RV.

Sutton Group-Seafair Realty #103-5461 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen, BC

OPEN SAT & SUN 2-4 604-786-2890

Sutton Group-West Coast Realty 15595 24th Ave., White Rock, BC


Brand Spanking new, never been lived it, all GST is paid. Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 full bath townhome, with open concept kitchen, family room, dining room and living room on the main floor. bedrooms are up. Lower level is garage and unfinished area. Nicely landscaped back garden. The kitchen is dark toned cabinetry with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Being offered for sale at $389,900.00

Perfect location within complex beside Visitor Parking. Sundial is a very desirable low density complex within walking distance of all amenities. 2 large bedrooms and insuite storage room. New Paint and some new flooring. Private south exposed patio with shed. The complex has just been reroofed and is being repainted.

Own 1/4 interest in a gated 20 acre property with your own lakeside gazebo, tennis court, 2 stalls in communal barn with turnout for the horses. Walk the forested trails. This home is one of four on the property and sits on 0.65 acres for your own use. Very private and beautifully landscaped. The home is 3300 sq.ft. 4 large bedrooms. Views to the west sunsets and mountains from almost every room. Too many extras to mention. Worth taking a look. Call us Today.



1679 57th Street, Beach Grove TSAWWASSEN OFFERED AT $579,900 Well kept 4 bedroom ICE home. Fully finished R P basement provides NEW mortgage assistance.


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FRIZZELL, Lloyd Albert (Bert) November 10, 1937 - June 5, 2010. Bert was born at Lacombe, Alberta. He was raised and educated in Ladner, B.C. and passed away at Marwood Center, Langley Memorial Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Helvi in 2003. His father and mother Lloyd and Violet Frizzell, formerly longtime residents of Ladner, B.C. Bert owned a farm in Aldergrove, B.C. and raised purebred Hereford cattle. The will be no funeral by his request. Cremation. Donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated

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comfort, meaning, dignity and hope Remember someone special with a gift to The Delta Hospice Society.

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Jan. 27th, 1927-June 14th, 2009

August 22, 1935 - May 20, 2010. Don will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Mary Lou of 52 years. Sons, Kirk & Todd. Grandsons, Travis & Kooper. Sister-in-law, Barb O’Neil & Nephew Troy. Brother, Len and sister-in-law Laurie. Along with his many friends and loving relatives. A Celebration of Life will be held on June 15, 2010 at the Sundance Place Banquet Facility located at 6574 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner from 2:00 to 4:30 pm. Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, or charity of your choice.


Judy passed away peacefully on June 5 at St. Paul’s Hospital after a long, difficult and courageous battle with heart disease. Judy’s kind heart, positive sprit and loving devotion to her family and friends will be profoundly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Judy will be lovingly remembered by her husband Ed, her sons, David and Robert, her daughters-in-law, Diane and Elaine and her grandchildren, Melissa, Conor, Scott, Claire and Mark, her brother-in-law Bill and sister-in-law Barbra along with her extended family, PEO sisters and many dear friends. A Memorial Service in celebration of Judy’s life will be held at the Beach Grove Golf Club, 5946-12th Avenue in Delta on Monday, June 14th at 1:30 pm. The family sincerely thanks the St. Paul’s Cardiac and Intensive Care Teams for their care and compassion over the past three years. In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy’s memory to the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation - Heart Centre, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6 would be gratefully appreciated. On-line condolences at: Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

In loving of our darling husband, father, grandfather & father in-law. We miss you everyday. Your loving wife, Desley and family

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory Of Our Father Frank O’Toole 2 years have passed since you left us Dad. The hardness of losing you is eased when we look at Tessa and see your blue eyes. Our hearts are warmed when Samantha finds a feather and says “Grandpa sent it from Heaven”. We think of you every day and miss you Dad.




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Coming Events

Ladner Lawn Bowling Club Information Booth

Come & visit our booth at the Ladner Village Market on Sunday, June 13th, & learn about the exciting sport of Lawn Bowling. Be Careful, It can be Addictive! RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN JUNE 13 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Adm: $5

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We are currently seeking a team oriented, self-motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our operations team as a


Advertising Sales Representative Required The Richmond News has an opening on their sales team. If you are a dynamic individual with excellent communication skills, this is your chance to join a great organization. The successful applicant will be responsible for an active client list, developing new business, selling ad space in special features, online sales and providing ideas for the growth of the Richmond News. You work well as a team player; have a positive attitude and an overwhelming desire to succeed. You have a proven record of sales success and are able to work effectively to deadlines. Other qualifications include: • • • • • •

Effective time management Excellent verbal and written skills Creativity Computer skills Drivers license and vehicle General knowledge of the Richmond market an asset

To respond to this opportunity e-mail your resume to or drop off to: Dave Hamilton Advertising Sales Manager The Richmond News 5731 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X 2C9 All resumes must be received by Thursday, June 17, 2010. Thank you in advance for all resumes. Only those candidates that receive interviews will be contacted.


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Donations can be mailed to: 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 4L8. Please include name, address, full name of person being honoured and address to send card. quality of life matters

SHARLAND Donald William

(nee McLennan)

March 2, 1940 - June 5, 2010

April 18, 1922 - June 7, 2010

In Memoriam



It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Vern, just 6 short months after the passing of the love of his life, his wife Joan. Vern was a sweet man, with a quick wit, who is fondly remembered by his family and many friends. Vern was predeceased by his brothers Albert and Earl many years ago and always said he was the lucky one. Left to mourn his loss are his children Mary Lynn (Brian) and Bruce (Shelley), his grandchildren, Graeme, Mark, Scott, Eric, Blair, & Rachel and great-grandson, Tristan, along with many extended family members. Vern was born and raised a Vancouverite who worked as net-loft manager for Canfisco for many years and was well known and liked in the fishing community. We miss you Dad but know you are once again with your sweetheart, Joan, whom you missed terribly. Please join us for a Celebration of Vern’s life on Saturday, June 19 at 11 am at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Assn. Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040



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We are an established North Surrey structural steel fabricating company and looking to fill the following positions: ★Project Coordinator / Manager Enthusiastic and detail oriented with excellent computer & communication skills required. Experience in the steel and/or construction industry is a must. ★Steel Detailer Experience with Pro-Steel would be ideal, X-Steel okay to detail miscellaneous metals and custom structural steel. Must be experienced, committed, detail oriented & have excellent communication & computer skills.

Living in the valley and working in town? Shorten your commute! If you want to see your handiwork come alive - then you need to contact us. These are full time positions and we offer fair wages & benefits. Email: or Fax 604-581-5156 No phone calls!

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders. Oil Field Tickets. Provincially Certified Instructors. Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. 1-866-399-3853


entry-level training for land and offshore oilrigs. Excellent wages, benefits and opportunities to travel the world. June 21st-July 10th & July 19th-Aug 07th. Contact: 1-866-807-3960

Medical Office Trainees Needed!

Doctors & Hospitals need Medical Administrative & Medical Office Staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement is also available.


Personal Trainer Certification

Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be available. 604-930-8377 Hilltop Academy




We sell & service all hot & cold pressure washers 604.434.2188 #11 - 5850 Byrne Rd. Burnaby D/W, WASHING machine Kenmore, Magtag Dryer & gas stove, all white, $75 each, 604-940-0556


Fridge $249 • Stove $199 Washer $199 • Dryer $149 Warranty & Delivery Removal Available



For Sale Miscellaneous

APPLY TODAY for a brand NEW FULLY LOADED MDG Desktop, Laptop or LCD HDTV delivered to your doorstep & get a FREE 22’’ LCD HDTV! FInance from 49 cents/day, $0 down, 1yr/2yr/3yr terms. Everyone’s Approved thanks to MDG’s In-House Financing 1-800-791-1174. BRAND NEW Shop Rider Elec. Scooter, Retail $4295; will sell for $3000. Sandra, 604-946-5828 MOTORLLA DVR box, HDTV, DCT6416, drive size 160GB, incl’s remote, $325. 604-943-1040 MOVING SALE: Garden, tools & equip. Furniture, Ktchn & misc household. All Must Go. 253-49th Street, Tsaw SAT June 12th 8am - 1pm SEWING MACHINE, Pfaff, 2020 Tiptronic, w/manual, $300, 604-943-3698



HARDWOOD FIREWOOD Guaranteed, Full Cords, Buy Now Save Big Money. Delivery incl. 778-908-4170 RANGE, 30 inch Inglis, $125, Inglis dryer $75, both almond, 604-946-2677 RANGE, 30' white GE, excellent condition. $125, Call 604-943-6593


Auctions CAN-AM


NEXT AUCTION Tuesday, July 20, 9am

Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Crane Trucks, Trailers, Lumber, Boats and etc. Cars & Trucks 9 a.m. Start!!!

Located in Langley Just 30 Minutes from Vancouver


6780 Glover Rd., Langley, BC ph: 604-534-0901


Burial Plots

2 SIDEXSIDE Burial Plots at Valley View Cemetery with extras $10,000. Lv mess 778-886-8979



2 DUTAILIAR Glider Rockers w/ matching Foot stools, both Green, $125/ea obo 604-952-0559

BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636 CHAISE LOUNGE, ivory, like new, $275obo. 604-946-4801 DESK GLASS/METAL $45. Panasonic microwave SS $75. 2 oak stools $40 pr. 604-943-5452 DINING SUITE, lovely 8 pc solid medium oak Queen Anne style, $900. obo 604-943-6163 MOVING SALE OBO; Oak Dining Suite-8 piece-$800; Cherry Wood Dble Bdrm set- 6 piece-$ 450; Loveseat $125; Drk wood coffee & end tbles $100; TRCK TuffBox Contico $100; Alum Ladders-$30 ea; KtchStorageCabinets $100 ea. MUSKET-Replica $150. Cell 604-816-2066

3508 2080

Garage Sale


MOVING SALE! Sunday, June 13th, 9am - 1pm 4960 - 58th St. Lots of great stuff! Too much to list

LADNER ★2 Family Garage Sale★ VCR’s, Tapes & DVD’s, Variety of Household & Garden Items, Many more Items for everyone! Saturday, June 19th 9am-1pm 6086 49th Ave


Health Products & Equipment

FOR SALE - Shoprider 889 Electric Scooter. Split-rim 12 wheels, horn button, LED battery indicator, basket, adjustable armrest width, seat lock lever, deluxe seat (this seat will recline back 112º), anti-tip wheels, slide adjustable foldable seats, solid state electronic power control,, speed adjustment dial, thumb level control, key switch, flip-up armrests, seat height adjustment, travel range, 25 miles (40km), auto passive braking with battery regeneration feature, 90 AMPS 24V battery power capacity, automatic battery charger, FDA, ADP approved. $1700 obo. 604-943-9976



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FULLY QUALIFIED MOM QUALIFIED OfFULLY 3yr old, central MOM Ladner, Of old, Before/after central Ladner, near3yr 2 schls. schl near schls. Before/after schl & full2 day avail in my happy & full day avail in my1st happy home, good rates, Aid home, 1st with Aid Certified,good mustrates, be ok Certified, must be aok friendly pets I have vanwith for friendly I have van for drop off pets & p/up, ref’saavail. drop off & p/up, ref’s avail. Call Niki @ 604-306-3554 Call Niki @ 604-306-3554

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Childcare Childcare Wanted Wanted

LIVE IN caregiver caregiver req’d req’d for for 2 2 LIVE IN children. Full Full time, time, $8/hr, $8/hr, 40hr/wk, 40hr/wk, children. room & board, must speak and room & board, must speak and write english. 1 year year exp. exp. please please write english. 1 contact Mhels Mhels Nanny Nanny Agency, Agency, contact 4708 Ashbury Place, Ladner, BC, 4708 Ashbury Place, Ladner, BC, v4k 2n6. 604-805-2200 604-805-2200 v4k 2n6.

Daycare Centres

FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

CREATION STATION DAYCARE Licensed Group Daycare & School Age has spaces avail. for ages 30 mos. - 10 yrs.


PUPPIES FOR SALE, father American Bulldog, mother Whippit/Pit Bull, 7 wks, healthy, no shots $375 obo 778-862-3568

Cats SCOTTISH DEERHOUND pups. Rare. Purebred. CKC reg’d. $1500. 1st shots. Microchipped. ironstonedeerhounds\ 604.535.0465 SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application.




3510 Feed & Hay Triple Five Trucking


ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727

AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE Pups Non-shedding mediums, parents 27lbs, spayed/neutered, 1st shots, reg. with ALAA, $2500 1-250-494-3107 Summerland

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Puppies. Male and Female, vet checked and ready for loving homes. $1,100. 604-637-4439. Langley.

SPECIAL • Cedar Shavings DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/dew claws done. Blk/ tan. $1500-$2000. 604-607-7433


Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds 778-688-6340

KILN DRIED Hemlock, Fir, Spruce Sawdust & Shavings

534-5544 290-8405


Horses & Tack

Dog & Pony Shop Tent Sale Everything On Sale Sunday June 20th: 10am - 4pm 4830 Delta St, Ladner



LAYING BROWN HENS. Tame & friendly. Lay well. $7.00 each. Cloverdale, 604 541-0007 GOLDEN DOODLE female pups - ready to go. Email pics available. 1-250-674-0091

MINI DACHSHUND. Smooth & wire hair. Health guaranteed. Ready now! $800. 604-538-5433

BICHON FRISE, 9/10 wks, 1st shots, vet checked, guar. ready to go. $600. 604-820-0194

PB BLUENOSE Pit Bull pup’s for sale. 4 left - $1000 - $1500. Ph Tim 604-557-8359

Cares! The Delta Optimist has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit

BORDER COLLIE Cross Sheltie pup male. Gorgeous! Ready Now. Blue Merles, $700. Aldergrove. Call 604-856-3291 BOSTON TERRIER (PB) pups shots, dewormed, parents to view. 8 wks July 5th. $1500. Call after 5 pm 604-374-0049

COCKER SPANIEL p/b pups with papers vet. shots, ready now, Vanc. $400 neg. 604-708-1752

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

ALL accounting services 15+ years experience, bookkeeping, payroll etc. etc.


Business Opportunity

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. 604-434-7744

CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310

ADORABLE PUPS, Pugs, Bugs & Westies $850 credit card ok, 604-542-8892 pics & video @


Helen Petre CPB 604-897-5771


LIVE-IN LIVE-IN CAREGIVER CAREGIVER req’d, req’d, F/T, F/T, 8hrs/day, 5days/wk, $8/hr, incl room/board. Must speak & write english, 1 year exp. contact Steve or Yvette aft 6pm, 604-946-8917

To advertise call


CANE CORSO male pups, Italian Mastiff, 9 wks, tails docked, 1st shots, $1000, 604-351-8741

PB GERMAN shepherd pups, black & tan, 7 weeks old, 1st shots, vet✔, $550 604-856-7405

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PB ENGLISH Springer Spaniel Puppies 6 months old. Very sweet...they have had all of their vaccines and vet checks. Ready for new homes. To 'GOOD' family homes only!!! Plse. call (604) 505-1620 $750.00 YORKSHIRE TEACUP males $800-$2000 obo, 1 super sm doll faced, vet checked 604-756-3309



Business Services


Up to $10,000 Canada Wide Settlement Lenders 1-866-210-7200


Financial Services


You keep your keys and drive away with cash. Call Got Keys? Got Cash! (604) 760-9629


Legal Services

#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free: 1-866-416-6772


Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Anthony Peter Capadouca, Deceased, who died on January 9, 2010, are hereby required to send them to the Executrix, Vivian Ellen Falcos, c/o Severide Law Group at #201-5155 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC V4K 1W4, before July 12, 2010 after which date the Executrix will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which she has notice. By: David Severide Barrister and Solicitor Severide Law Group


LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800

Shedding light on community issues

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area! Follow the garage sale trail in

The Delta Optimist Classifieds Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

Spring Garage Sales



NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628


Condos/ Townhouses



SUN June 13, 2-4, VIEW! Fully reno’d 1 BR condo, granite counters in kitch, 737sf, rentals ok, wlk to L’heed skytrn/schls, $218,900, Mala @ Sutton, 604-710-9030


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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford beautifully updated end unit 1250sf 3br 2ba thse $239,900 504-1551 id5107 Aldergrove spotless 1800sf 4br 2ba w/suite 8260sf lot nr school $429K 329-7886 id5127 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Delta Kennedy Hts updated 920sf 2br condo, laundry, pool, $172,900 306-0406 id5121 Langley Price Reduced 1280sf 3br 2ba rancher, 7200sf lot, $479,900 514-0608 id5129 Langley immaculate 1770sf 3br 2ba rancher 7016sf lot culdesac $600K 532-8434 id5141 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $465Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge immaculate 1200sf 4br log home .37ac lot $539,900 778-240-1196 id5118 Mission, Lake Front Deeded Lot with 38’ Park Model Home $159,900 289-1100 id5140 New West Investor Alert! 638sf 1br condo nr Royal Cent Mall $164,900 525-8577 id5142 Richmond Open House Sun 2-4 #326, 7295 Moffatt, Completely reno’d 674sf 1br condo, pool, $224,900 345-3915 id5148 Surrey Newton completely reno’d 1100sf 2 br townhouse $169,900 562-2977 id4773 Sry Fleetwood huge 1801sf 5br 3.5ba rancher, 7184sf lot $429,900 778-240-1196 id5117 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 1573sf 3br 2.5ba tnhse, sxs garage $385K 512-3629 id5144

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This 2nd Floor, 1380 sq. ft. corner unit is in the desirable Sandpiper by Carl Jensen. Features include high-quality finishing throughout the 2BR, 2 Bath unit. All rooms are spacious with plenty of closet space. Large kitchen & eating area adjoins a private deck. Walk to all amenities.

For Appointment to View Call 604-948-4856

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

SUN, 2 to 4, 19454 Sutton Ave, Pitt Meadows, 2 yrs old, 3 BR + Den, Over 2400sf, Immaculate Condition. Michael Lepore, Royal LePage Westside 604-295-3974

Sun Jun 13, 2-4, 24026 Fern Cr Mridge,1 acre on Allouette River, 3BR rancher, 1591sf, garage/ shop 450sf, $648K, Fay Tomlinson, Sutton WC, 778-772-9848

6020-28 4 BR home from $15,000 down $1,600/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Real Estate

Port Coquitlam


1935 Jacana Ave,

Sunday June 13th, 1-4pm

8 BR & 4 f/baths, incls 4 BR inlaw ste, 2 lvls, CDS. Upr Mstr BR w/win closet, lg ensuite, kitchen w/pantry. Elegant living rm, formal dining, vaulted ceilings, newer paint, lam flrs. Family rm patio drs to back deck. Bright, modern self contained 4 BR in-law ste, 2f/baths, w/priv ent. newly reno’d, w/walkout to fenced backyrd, Mstr BR w/walk-in closet & enste. Asking: $698,800 Kerry Sandrin, Royal LePage - Coronation West. Cell: 604-763-4638


Port Moody


Houses - Sale



COACH HOUSE FOR rent 375 sqft, loft, fridge, stove, m/wave, washer dryer, ns, NO PETS. $650/MTH. Immed 604-946-9353


TSAWWASSEN OWN your own Custom Blt 6 BR, 5 bath, Coach Home in Summerfield for $1000/mo. Sutton WC. Michelle Perreault 604-728-2817


Lots & Acreage

1 ACRE gd - Mission All usable building lot, room for shop, pool & lrg home. High end homes built in this prestigious cul de sac subdivision. 10 mins to downtown. Drive by lot #7 - 8732 Jones Terrace, near the Abby on Dewdney Trunk Rd. $330,000. 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. $335,000. 604-726-0677. ● ID # 4711


Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000 also: 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-307-2558


Real Estate Investment

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 ★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Pat 778-783-0872

6082 33 FLAVELLE Dr. 3 BR, 3 lvls, 2.5 baths, 2 f/ps. 3,360 sf home in CDS, on greenbelt. 7,260 sf lot. $917,000. By appt, 604-767-6742

S. Surrey/ White Rock





4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.


TSAW. 1 BR, 2nd flr, all appls, inste wd, f/p, np, no BBQ, $1160. incl heat, prkg, suitable for adults. 604-943-6163 appt

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 1 BDRM $785 Avail July 1, 2 BDRM $975 Avail Aug. 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

4 BR, 4 baths, 4.5 year Exec. Home, 7appls, maple cabs, hardwood, fp, 5 piece ensuite, central vac, alarm, radiant heat, double garage, view & more. Ladner Village @ 47th & Delta, 2 blocks to all amens. $2500, avail Aug 1. N/S, N/P. 604-946-7767 AVAIL JULY 1st; Single Family Dwelling, West Ladner, ns, np $1800 Please call 604-946-8053 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 2½ baths, inside freshly painted family HOUSE, 5 appl, huge family room, gas f/p, fenced yard, garage, close to WC Express, Schools & shops................$1988/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663


FOR SALE Warehouse/Office on Vantage Way, Tilbury, Grade lvl access. 2150 sq/ft 2 washrooms, High Traffic Area, Visual Exposure, Avail. Aug 1. 604-940-9900

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections

GORGEOUS 1350SF 2 br, 2 bath apt. Pacific Ridge Tsaw. 5 appls, overlooking garden, private, ns, np, $1750 incls. 604-943-8556

To advertise call

Tsawwassen Terrace

Are you looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom suite in a well maintained building? Bldg. is located on 16th Ave. and is close to the bus, shops and the beach. To view please call 604-943-7666

Kerry Court

1 and 2 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

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

Kelly 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 604-782-4326


2 bedroom suite available in clean and quiet building. Located 1 block from shopping mall and on bus route. Minutes from parks and beach area. For more info or to view please call 604-943-0002



Affordable Bachelor, 1 and 2 bedroom suites 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

Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required

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Office/Retail Rent

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


Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

W.LADNER ON farm $950 incl 2 bdrms and utilities. Suit 1 or mother & daughter 778-233-0564


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt, Ladner, no pets, N/S, avail Now. $700 incl utils. Call 604-968-5869 1 BDRM suite, 1000 sf, 5 appls, gas f/p, $800 Tsaw. Call 604-943-3134

1 BR private clean suite in upper Tsaw. own wd, incld utils & cable, $850, ns, np, now, 604-943-4779 2 BR bsmt, newly reno’d, E. Ladner, big yard, $950, ns, np, avail July 1, 778-996-7175

2 BR new suite, W. Ladner, close to schools, 2 appls, np, ns, $750 incl cable & utils, 604-897-6562 2 BR Tsaw, large kitchen & living rm, wd, cable, quiet, ns, np. now $990+1/2utils, 778-999-0828 2 BR upper level of house, centrally located in Tsaw, fenced yd, pets considered, n/s, $1200 + utils. Avail June 1. 604-943-9399, BOUNDARY BAY, large 2 br own entry, share wd, fp, Jul 15, ns, np $950+50% utils, 604-943-8878 LADNER 4 bd+, 2 bath, great location, fenced yard, double garage, np $1500 604-946-6739 LADNER Nice lrg 1BR bsmt ste, no ldry, n/p, n/s, incl cble, hydro, $700, July 1. 604-940-9275 TSAW, 1 bdrm, f/p, newer appl, share w/d, n/s, n/p, July 1/sooner, $700incl util/cbl, web. 948-9737

June 13 - 19

Cancer June 21-July 22: Stay in rest mode one more week. Contemplate your situation, your future, and make plans. You’ll like Sunday/Monday: your energy rises, and others are nicer than usual. Monday begins a month of good money luck – perhaps a balm to heal last winter/spring’s cuts and bruises. You could take or start a great income action Monday night (after dark). But the time is telling: much of your success this summer might be tough to grab (wrong hours, hints rather than solidities, etc.) – don’t worry, this is just a precursor of a big success in 2011! Be home, dream, Saturday.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A sweet, mellow month for you. It grows even more mellow now. Love could wander in, or you could start having marriage thoughts about someone you’re seeing. (Let’s face it, you’re always “considering” marriage.) This summer is just a taste, for most of you, as your true mate stands hidden. Your social life grows more gentle, gracious; you’ll be popular, especially with “identicals,” rather than those who are different (as last winter/spring). Be ambitious Sunday/Monday. Best path: socializing, networking. A great friend could appear Monday/ Tuesday, Saturday – maybe a future partner.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Last month you moved from an autumn/winter of deep mysteries (and deep desires) to more open, affectionate dealings with others. Now, those mysteries, deep desires, intimacies and finances of your life arise again, to July 9, but in a sweet, lucky way (especially Monday night). Dig deep, and share, enjoy this time, grow closer to others/another. A legal, intellectual, travel or cultural matter still weighs on you, but you will soon grow more assertive here, demand or initiate action. This should bring a two-year burden to an end by late July. But start no lawsuits! Work hard all week.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Your domestic scene, into which someone sprinkled pepper since last October, now (to mid-July) seems sprinkled with sugar and sweet words. You could notice this immediately, Sunday to Wednesday. (Though by Wednesday the old domestic or inner doubts might return – don’t worry, these doubts will fade forever, by 2011.) Monday’s a hugely favourable day to communicate, to talk about love (and vacation or travel or relatives visiting). Late night, begin a family, gardening, real estate or similar project. Chase money all week, but pause for a wee bit of pleasure, beauty, Thursday/Friday.

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Winter/spring’s scowl yields to smiles and charm, now to mid-July. You feel sweeter –make sure someone knows it. It’s quite possible you’ve unknowingly alienated someone – or outright declared war. Well, you’re a warrior no more. Sue for peace, while the suing is good. Lie low, rest, look within Sunday/Monday. Bright insights come. Your energy surges late this night to Wednesday. Monday night, especially, is great for talk, love, wooing, writing, meeting someone. Chase money Thursday/Friday. It’s not that you’ll see immediate rewards, but your efforts build “future cred.” Friends, Saturday.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your social side will grow over the next two months. But you’ll become a “social warrior,” either associating with rougher types (or simply with colleagues, co-workers) or being a bit more assertive, demanding – “Let me in that door!” Money luck will somehow be connected to this (security luck too, perhaps). Sunday/Monday are mellow, easy. Be ambitious Monday night to Thursday, especially Monday night, when you can launch or reel in a plum job. All month, mysteries, investigations highlighted – detect, don’t let someone elude you! Sex, finances important also – go slow here.

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your romantic and social scenes are surging! So is your tendency to become a chatterbox when you see someone you want – talk is how you play the game of love. You could meet someone who would make a viable mate, now to early July, especially early this week. Relations with everyone improve, as a sweet, affectionate note enters. Tackle chores Sunday/Monday – but don’t start new work-like projects Sunday daytime. Thursday/Friday are sexy, filled with mystery, but throw some irksome situations at you. See the reality these days – don’t invest. Saturday, dreamy love!

Gemini May 21-June 20: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Start important projects, get your way, see and be seen – tackle things that formerly intimidated you. For seven months, communications have been hopeful, friendly — and angry, simmering with hostility. Now to mid-July, a turnaround: others speak or write to you graciously and affectionately. You get (got) what you put out. If you need to “make up,” do it late Monday night. Money (or friendship) news is good Monday daytime. Love is magic Saturday. Bravely face a financial, sexual or lifestyle “reality” all week – conquer it.

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Male or female, you’ll project your rougher, more determined, assertive side through late July. Your interest in sexual intimacy and financial dealing will rise strongly. At the same time, you’re unusually conservative, careful and even socially hesitant. The combination could be a good one. However, for the four weeks ahead you might lack the graciousness or charm that can lubricate (unfortunate word) sexual or financial situations. (So plan your important meetings for July 10 onward, when all factors work for you. Sunday/Monday are optimistic, friendly! Be ambitious Thursday/Friday.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The accent is on relationships in every form – and on horizons, opportunities, relocation. You’re starting to feel more romantic, and a new sweetness enters your mental sphere, where before there was impatience and assertiveness. (One example: you might have been fighting a lawsuit – the mental – but now you settle or make overtures.) Mysteries, sexual urges, finances, inheritance featured Sunday/Monday. Monday also might bring a friendly meeting that could turn to “instant love.” No, don’t be cautious! Wisdom mid-week. Be ambitious Thursday/Friday. Dreamy happiness Saturday.

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The accent lies on home, food, kids, rest – it’s your hibernation period, for one more week. Relationships intensify now through July – you could create a financial partnership, enjoy a spicy, casual, sensual affair (it won’t last long) or make an enemy – or fall madly and angrily in love. Give the last a wide, wide berth. Co-workers become affectionate, work will be pleasant to early July. Romance might enter the workplace Sunday to Wednesday. Seek pleasure, beauty, love Sunday/ Monday. (Sunday daytime isn’t “wise.”) Relationships need patience Thursday/Friday. Secrets Saturday.

Aries March 21 - April 19: A long (sevenmonth) hot and even “bothered” romantic, creative or pleasure pursuit ended a week ago. Now a much sweeter, affectionate pursuit begins. This is less an expression of your own needs (as the last one was) and more a less selfish, true search for a partner. In business/practical areas, the few weeks ahead help you to negotiate deals, settlements, woo clients. Rest, attend to kids, home, real estate Sunday/Monday. That romantic (creative, et al) thing becomes very obvious Monday to Wednesday! Tackle chores Thursday/Friday. Give others the road Saturday: intuition soars. • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Wanted To Rent

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1996 FORD F150 canopy, good cond, long box, new clutch grt work truck $2500 604-728-8042

1993 EURO Chevy Lumina, Excellent Transportation, 140K km’s, $1,200 604-926-5422

1998 OLDS Intrigue GSL, 1 owner, no accid, 3.8 v6 auto, 142 k, loaded $3950 604-943-3098

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1998 TOYOTA Corolla VE 4 Dr Auto. AM/FM/CD air cond. airbags in very good condition 216Km $3,950, 604-880-5018

2000 INFINITY G20. 80,000 km silver, auto, loaded, fully serviced since new. $8,500. 604-786-7114 2002 HONDA Civic, sports edition, fully loaded, auto, alloy, 75K, $9000 obo, 604-506-0800

Scrap Car Removal

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Dave: 604-940-1125

Cell:604-220-3145 pgr 844-0176

GENERAL Masonry Specializes brick, block, stone, exposed concrete.Call Joe/Enzio 594-1960

#1167 LIC. Bonded, WCB. BBB Member since 1975. Lrg & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter. Low rates. 24 Hour. Jim 617-1774.




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1991 FORD Econoline van, dual fuel, natural gas, 230K, $1500 obo, 604-980-0697

Find one in the Home Services section.

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Lawn & Garden


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• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning


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Renovations & Home Improvement


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Delta Optimist - June 12, 2010  
Delta Optimist - June 12, 2010  

Delta Optimist - June 12, 2010