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Big changes are happening along Highway 17. Construction has begun on a $12 million interchange that’s part of the $1 billion South Fraser Perimeter Road highway that will stretch all the way to Highway 1. The interchange will be built adjacent to the existing Highway 17 crossing of the B.C. Rail line and will connect Deltaport Way and Highway 17 traffic to the SFPR. “This project sets the stage for improving Metro Vancouver’s major road network,” said Transportation Minister Shirley Bond. “The interchange will connect to the new South Fraser Perimeter Road, which will reduce heavy truck traffic on community streets, improve the movement of people and goods and will create up to 7,000 jobs.” To be completed in August 2011, minimal traffic delays

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The first nine holes of the golf course being built as part of the Tsawwassen Springs development are taking shape adjacent to Highway 17 near 52nd Street. are expected during interchange construction, according to the ministry. There’s also going to be a new overpass at 28th Avenue. To be completed by the end of next

March, the work is being delivered by the SFPR project team on behalf of Port Metro Vancouver, according to the ministry. The $4.7 million contract involves construction of an “agricultural

structure” over the highway and associated embankments. Further down the road, work is continuing on Tsawwassen Springs, a redevelopment of the Tsawwassen Golf and Country

Club that includes 490 housing units and a lengthened course. The project is bordered by Highway 17 and 52nd Street, where the intersection will also undergo an upgrade. Across the road from Tsawwassen Springs, things could also change with construction of a major commercial centre on Tsawwassen First Nation property. The TFN Economic Development Corporation as been in talks with a firm regarding opportunities for the band’s commercial zone fronting the highway. At this point it’s not clear whether the site will have a mall, big box stores or some other form of retail. A TFN spokesperson said details on what’s being contemplated are not being released at this time, but there will likely be an update made public by late November. According to the TFN’s comSee HIGHWAY 17 page 3


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October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A03

Giants provide encouragemenet to SDSS peers

Cemetery to expand BY

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of vulnerable children was on the physical health and well-being scale, according to the study, which found vulnerability in that area over time has increased. Overall, the largest increase in overall vulnerability was in the Nordel neighbourhood. In B.C., about 30 per

cent of children were found to be vulnerable in an area, thus at risk of being developmentally behind. Delta’s results have remained fairly constant throughout the course of the study and slightly better than the provincial average. Kathy Guild, director of special programs for the Delta school district, said the district reviews the EDI data and bases the placement of StrongStart prekindergarten programs on those results. “That data really targets how our kids are doing before our kids come to school. It’s looking at how early childhood services in the community are responding to the needs of kids. So the intent is to have a look at and provide guidance

where in our community we need to focus more support for young children and their families,” explained Guild. The Delta district also has an early childhood development committee that works in partnership with many service providers to target young children in neighbourhoods considered potentially at risk. The study’s intent is to also show this country does little from a government policy perspective to assist the development of children under five compared to other nations, Guild added. The HELP study noted the B.C. government, as part of its overall strategic plan, has articulated the goal of reducing EDI vulnerability to 15 per cent by 2015.

Civic politicians have approved expansion plans for both the Boundary Bay and North Delta cemeteries. A report from Ken Kuntz, Delta’s director of parks, recreation and culture, outlined the need for an expansion at Boundary Bay Cemetery following a review earlier this year. The cemetery was last reviewed in 2003. At that time, it was estimated capacity would be reached in another 10 to 12 years. Between January 2005 and December 2009, 157 full burial lots and 251 cremation lots were sold. Currently, Boundary Bay has 155 full burial lots left and is expected to reach capacity in fourand-a-half years. There are 327 cremation lots available and capacity is expected to be reached in six years. “Once this cemetery reaches its sold out capacity, the sale of rights of interment will cease unless alternate services are provided,” Kuntz stated in the report. “With land being expensive, many cemeteries have turned to alternative means of creating capacity, the most common being niche walls (a series of vertical vaults in which cremated remains may be placed).” The expansion plan for Boundary Bay includes the addition of 70 full burial plots, 485 niches and 15 boulder scattering areas at an estimated cost of $400,000. The expansion would add two years to the burial lot capacity and another 10 years to the cremation lots. The expansion plan will be implemented in stages.

by the band for housing, which would include a new interchange. The housing component is envisioned for the future and isn’t being pursued for now, said Baird. Across the highway from that new housing development would be a future cultural centre. Developments planned by the TFN are part of a major economic transformation envisioned for the band’s 724 acres of treaty settlement land, which now have an assessed value of a quarter-billion dollars.

When the business and residential components are eventually developed, thousands will be coming and going from the reserve using the highway. Meanwhile, just up the road from the Tsawwassen Golf and Country Club redevelopment, nothing is on the horizon for the property once occupied by the Smith residence, located at the corner of 56th Street and Highway 17. The vacant property, which is in the Agricultural Land Reserve, was pur-

chased by the Century Group a couple of years ago. It’s the first thing that greets motorists as they get off the highway to enter Tsawwassen, but Century Group president Sean Hodgins told the Optimist there are no plans to do anything with the land at this time. He said he has doubts he would be allowed to build anything beneficial for the community there. Another property, the former Paterson Park racetrack, further up the highway in Ladner also

remains vacant. Located at the corner of Ladner Trunk Road, the large site could be another focal point for Delta, but the municipality has no plans for now to build anything on its half of the property. The eastern portion of the site is owned by Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Last year university president David Atkinson said it had conversations with Delta regarding the land and a committee was looking at various possibilities for its future.

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The feedback has been all positive from special needs students at South Delta Secondary where Vancouver Giants Cain Franson (back left) Connor Redmond (back right) are peer tutoring for the school’s Evergreen program. Redmond graduated from the high school last year but came back to continue volunteering as a peer tutor, encouraging students to rise to their potential. Franson is a student at SDSS and chose peer tutoring as part of his curriculum. Student peer tutors encourage positive self esteem while helping others meet their personal challenges.

Students arrive ‘vulnerable’

Study finds 27 per cent of those in kindergarten behind in some form of development BY

SANDOR GYARMATI

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About 27 per cent of children entering kindergarten in Delta are already behind in key areas and too many never catch up, according to an ongoing study. Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), an inter-university research network headquartered at UBC, recently released the latest results of its study on the number of “vulnerable” children entering the school system in B.C. It measures five areas: physical health and wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive development, and communication skills and general

knowledge. Kindergarten teachers use a checklist, known as an Early Development Instrument (EDI), on each child in their class after they’ve known them for several months. The study, taking place over several years and its measurements broken down into different waves, divides the Delta district into 12 neighbourhoods. It found 27.2 per cent of children were vulnerable in at least one area of development, a small increase from the 26.6 per cent recorded the prior wave. The study found that vulnerability is increasing in 53 of 59 school districts across the province. The Delta district has a high proportion of children

HIGHWAY 17 from page 1 munity plan, the commercial zone could be an economic stimulus for future development on the reserve. Adjacent to the band’s commercial node along Highway 17, in an area bordered by 52nd Street, is land designated as future tourism/hotel. It’s not clear what the band wants to eventually build there, but in an interview this summer Chief Kim Baird said it’s not looking at a casino.

In the late 1990s there had been talk of a casino and bingo complex, run by Lady Luck, on 15 acres of TFN land adjacent to Highway 17, but that never went ahead. A section along the highway on the other side of the TFN’s retail node has been designated for a future business park. Further down the highway, closer to the ferry terminal, is an area designated

who speak English as a second language, so it was anticipated that vulnerability on the communication skills scale would be higher. However, the largest portion

“That data really targets how our kids are doing before our kids come to school.” Kathy Guild


A04 The Delta Optimist October 23, 2010

MLA helps make case for dredging Vicki Huntington joins Ladner Sediment Group to push for removal of silt from river’s secondary channels BY

JESSICA KERR

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Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington and a local group continued the push last week to get funding to deal with the silt issue in the secondary channels of the Fraser River. Last Friday, Huntington and two members of the Ladner Sediment Group made a presentation to the province’s select standing committee on finance and government services. The Ladner Sediment Group (LSG) is made up of volunteers and residents who live on or near the Fraser River and who are committed to seeing the Ladner channels dredged to remove the layers of silt that have built up over the years. Huntington along with LSG president John Roscoe and member Jim McMillan presented their case to the committee in Abbotsford. “The president of the LSG gave an excellent presentation emphasizing the extent of the silting problem before the committee,” Huntington said this week.

Sediment build up over the last decade has made navigating the secondary channels of the Fraser River difficult. “It is quite obvious that the members of the committee, both government and opposition, are not familiar with the issue and have no idea of the damage that is being done to both private and industrial users of the river. The silting is forcing boats to run aground, floating homes to sit askew on the river bottom, public marinas to close docks and businesses to worry about their

future on the river.” The dredging of the Fraser used to be handled by the federal government, however, the secondary channels have not been cleared in over a decade and the build up is starting to cause problems. Sometimes, during low tides, there is only a few feet of water covering the bottom of the river and on many occasions over the

last few years boats trying to move in or out of Ladner Harbour, or any of the other local channels, have found themselves stuck in the silt for several hours until the water level rises. With the high silt levels, when the tide is low float homes risk going aground unevenly, which can cause damage to the structures and pose a safety risk to those inside.

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“It was critical that I make the committee understand that the water lots are owned by the province, which surprised committee members,” Huntington said. “These water lots are a provincial asset and, as landlord, I strongly believe the province has a duty to protect their tenants.” The LSG has met with many government officials and politicians over the last

few years in an attempt to garner dredging money. Last fall, representatives from the group along with Delta Mayor Lois Jackson made a presentation to the House of Commons standing committee on finance. Port Metro Vancouver has committed money for the group to hire a consultant to carry out computer modeling of the Ladner channels. That will help it develop a plan for the secondary channels. Last fall the sediment group received $125,000 from Port Metro Vancouver to fund a study to look at the ongoing sediment build up in Deas Slough, Ladner Harbour, Ladner Reach, Sea Reach and Canoe Pass. The study is being undertaken by Hay & Company Consultants. A recently completed interim report confirmed that Ladner Reach is a net sediment deposition area and that activity in the region has accelerated the infill problem. Last month, Delta agreed to apply for funding through the B.C. Flood Protection Program.

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October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A05

Lack of water hinders farm’s viability

Delta’s agricultural advisory committee tells politicians extensive improvements needed to farm Southlands SANDOR GYARMATI

42 per cent (about 200 acres) handed over to Delta for small-scale agriculture. The Century Group pledged to improve drainage and irrigation to make the land more conducive for soil-based farming, but needed revenue from the housing component to pay

being in Metro Vancouver’s Green Zone and that the regional district still hadn’t updated its livable region plan. Metro Vancouver is moving closer to completing that plan and council was updated on the latest draft earlier this month, indicat-

The Southlands requires extensive improvements to make it viable for soilbased farming, according to Delta’s agricultural advisory committee. Delta council received a report this week from the committee, chaired by Mayor Lois Jackson, providing comments on the proposed Tsawwassen Area Plan. The draft plan, which is to go to a public hearing beginning Tuesday, contains recommendations in several areas, including agriculture. The most contentious issue has been the future of the Southlands, zoned agricultural but no longer in the Agricultural Land Reserve. The draft plan recommends maintaining the current agricultural designation for the 538-acre property, although the owner, the Century Group, could still apply for an amendment in the future. The agricultural advisory committee, according to the report, is supportive of the agricultural policies in the area plan, however, believes three key areas should be addressed: irrigation and water drainage, the rural/urban interface and transportation for farm vehicles. The Century Group’s Southlands proposal combines higher-density The report notes housing with small-scale agriculture. having adequate water for irrigation as well for it. ing general support for the as good drainage is a vital Opponents to developdocument. component for the viability ment contend the entire site The regional board is to of soil-based farming in is farmable now and should consider final approval of Tsawwassen. be farmed. the plan in early 2011. “While options such as However, members of Delta planner Marcy on-site retention ponds the Delta Farmers’ Institute Sangret said council would could contribute toward have long stated the propaccept applications to meeting some of the irrigaerty has problems. amend regional land use tion water requirements At Delta council on designations only after for soil-based farming on Monday, Coun. Heather the new Metro plan is the Southlands, it would King noted she spoke with approved. be challenging to meet all farmers about the water and Meantime, the Century of the water requirements irrigation requirements for Group has hired a company without an irrigation syscertain crops, calling it a to install a chain link fence tem,” the report states. real “eye opener.” around the perimeter of the After an extensive Coun. Robert Campbell, Southlands. Several homconsultation process, the noting farm equipment eowners called the Optimist Century Group submitted would take up two lanes to complain, saying they’ve a development application of traffic on 56th Street, been informed the move for the Southlands last year said the community needs was to stop individuals that included 1,900 housto be a partner, not just a from trespassing and riding ing units. The high-density neighbour, to whatever farm all terrain vehicles on the housing would be built on activity takes place. site, but believe it’s nothing one-third of the site using Council returned more than sour grapes from concepts of new urbanism. Century’s application earlier the owner who doesn’t want The proposal also includes this year, citing the land them to enjoy the property.

More to area plan than just Southlands

The proposed Tsawwassen Area Plan deals with more than just the Southlands. Well over a year in the making, the plan contains a series of recommendations, some controversial while others have not drawn much attention. A public hearing to discuss the plan is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday at the South Delta Recreation Centre, starting at 7 p.m. both days. The plan sets a limit of four storeys for buildings in the town centre. There had been discussion about allowing an increase to at least six to make it viable for property owners to redevelop, however, the majority of respondents to a municipal mail-out survey indicated they were opposed to taller buildings. Higher buildings would be permitted “if sufficient community benefit is demonstrated as part of the proposed development.” The plan also has new

areas designated for townhomes, including the controversial power lines corridor. Several residents have written to the Optimist complaining townhomes shouldn’t be allowed in their established singlefamily neighbourhoods. Some of the other proposed changes include a new mixed use designation encompassing the 56th Street corridor, between Highway 17 and Winskill Park, to allow buildings to have ground-oriented commercial with residential above. As well, new apartment zones are proposed for areas immediately west and north of the town centre. To encourage densification, limited single-family in-fill areas would also be designated in areas adjacent to the town centre. The new plan calls for a policy that not only preserves agriculture, but allows new and innovative uses of previously unused areas for food production, including backyards, play-

ing fields and hydro rightsof-way. The plan also recommends Delta-owned land north of Tsawwassen, currently in the Agricultural Land Reserve but designated for public use, be redesignated as agriculture. During a presentation on the plan, community planning director Tom Leathem told Delta council the population of Tsawwassen, if the total build-out of the plan was achieved, would reach 30,774 in the next 10 years. That’s an increase of over 9,500 from the current population. However, Leathem noted a more conservative estimate would see a population increase of around 3,157 people during that time. The area plan hasn’t been updated since 1992. Coun. Bruce McDonald, who chaired the area plan committee, said Tsawwassen saw nowhere near the build-out called for in the current plan. Sandor Gyarmati

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MURPHY’S LAW Everything in today’s world seems like it’s instant, which is a good thing — at least most of the time. Remember the old days when you got to a pedestrian-activated signal, pressed a button and then waited, for what seemed like forever, for the light to turn so you could cross the road? It could be a tedious process, particularly for a kid that measures life in days and weeks, not decades, but at least it was a safe way across. Today’s crosswalks, or at least the latest version of them, cut out that annoying wait time and let pedestrians stroll onto the roadway almost instantaneously. This is definitely beneficial for the impatient, but I can’t help but wonder whether such expediency will eventually catch up with us. Two crosswalks I encounter on a daily basis — adjacent to the old McKee House on Arthur Drive and between the two malls on Ladner Trunk Road — employ technology that as soon as the button is pushed, flashing lights go off, a signal for drivers to stop and pedestrians to cross. It all makes perfect sense, except that the instantaneous nature of this process allows precious little time for those behind the wheel to carry out their part of the bargain. I’m not trying to absolve drivers of blame when they blow through a crosswalk, a transgression that happens far too often, but I have noticed occasions where pedestrians hit the button and enter the roadway without ever breaking stride, leaving motorists no time to react. Yes, an aware driver should be able to spot them approaching the crosswalk and plan accordingly, but landscaping and pedestrian flow at the two locations I routinely encounter don’t always provide that necessary lead time. I’m not attempting to shift the onus to pedestrians either, but rather highlight the fact traffic engineers have created a situation that goes from black to white without any grey. Or perhaps more accurately, there’s no yellow between green and red. What troubles me about these new crosswalks is they don’t provide any transition time. The old-style signal saw the light turn yellow before going red and even the basic white paint on asphalt crosswalk forces pedestrians and drivers to make eye contact, but with these new ones someone can hit a button one moment and confidently stride onto the road the next. We don’t expect drivers to be able to stop instantly elsewhere on the road, yet for some reason we do here. It’s no secret that something bad can happen in an instant.

We must take radical action to address climate change NATHALIE HEIBERGHARRISON

COMMUNITY COMMENT The World Wildlife Federation just released its 2010 Living Planet report, which includes more than 100 exceptionally uplifting pages about how, at this rate of consumption, we would need about 1.5 planets to sustain our habits. By 2030 the federation estimates we’ll need two. I think it’s safe to say you could probably file this under “They needed a study to figure this crap out?” although it’s always nice to have impending doom drawn out in purple and green graphs alongside pictures of pandas. Canadians, as usual, were high up on the WWF’s carbon footprint list, coming seventh behind such environmentally friendly nations as the United Arab Emirates, Estonia and the United States. We couldn’t

get onto the UN Security Council, but we fit into this exclusive club quite easily. As Ian Robertson pointed out in his column here a couple weeks ago, Delta council recently set a goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 30 per cent by 2020. Then he pointed out that since our trajectory is currently going in the opposite direction, this won’t be too easy to achieve. I’m not going to be the one to draw a line between the potatoes rotting in Delta’s fields and our tendency to abuse the planet, because someone would surely write in saying that’s presumptuous, but things aren’t looking too good, are they? On one hand, it’s really, really great that Delta’s farmers are getting as much media and political attention as they are, but on the other hand, it’s because people are throwing around words like “disaster” and “out of business.” The B.C. Vegetable Marketing Commission estimates that over 2,900 acres of potatoes and 4,622 aces of vegetables have been lost so far, and MLA Vicki Huntington speculated it is the worst season for

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farmers in 80 years. You can give the municipality kudos for buying hybrids, installing solar panels and running the Climate Smart program for local businesses — the steps Delta has taken definitely put some other municipalities to shame — but without a concrete yet outside-thebox plan, that 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases won’t be reached. You can go ahead and blame the following suggestion on me being a young idealist who can’t afford a car and doesn’t have a mortgage, but Delta needs to do something radical. We can’t afford not to. Canadians care about the environment and aren’t naive about what is happening to it, but for a real reduction in emissions to happen we need gutsy leadership from our politicians. Recycling, lowering your thermostat, using energy efficient lights and hopping on the beloved 601 more often are good steps to take, but that’s kind of like trying to save money when you’re raking in a good salary — you might cut your spending here and there, but you’ll still be leading a good life.

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October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A09 Letters to the Editor

56th St. speeders keep cyclist on sidewalk The weekends consist of the entitled sports parents who haven’t allowed enough time to get to Winskill Park or out of Tsawwassen and are driving at excessive speeds with one hand on the wheel. For those reasons I won’t ride my bike on 56th Street, nor am I entitled to a share of a separate bike lane as my bike doesn’t pay road tax in the form of a licence plate, driver’s licence or ICBC insurance. If I were hit by a driver

Minister says gaming money is going to fund public priorities such as education, affordable housing and income assistance. The province has budgeted $120 million for gaming grants this year, $7.4 million more than last year. More than 6,000 non-profit and charitable groups will receive money, including the Burns Bog Conservation Society. It has received a total of $120,000 in gaming grants between September 2008 and August 2010. Some non-profit organizations, like the Burns

Bog Conservation Society, have a multi-year commitment for funding from the government, which are being honoured. Once these commitments expire, eligible organizations that meet the criteria can apply through the Community Gaming Grant program. This ensures all community groups have fair and equitable access to the entire pool of gaming grant funds. Rich Coleman Minister of Housing and Social Development

Garbage, not dogs, should be concern on beach Editor: Re: Trouble making sense of sign, letter to the editor, Oct. 16 I am surprised that after so many years of happy dog walking on the Fred

Gingell Park stairs going to Tsawwassen Beach, people are still concerned. There are dogs living on that beach, so the “no dogs” policy can’t apply. My concern is about

humans leaving trash, such as aluminum cans, paper, plastic, etc., along the side of the trail, which is a threat to our planet. That’s were the concern should be. Brigitte Reymond

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Editor: It should be time again to consider renaming 56th Street. I suggest Tsawwassen Boulevard, assuming, of course, that Traffic Lights Boulevard is not available. Pat Cash

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of the sidewalk to reassure both of us that all is well; maybe drivers could slow down to the speed limit once in a while to reassure the rest of us. As a walker of grandchildren’s strollers, a dogwalker, a bicyclist and an automobile driver, this is a very automobile friendly community, not so much the other categories. It should be the will of the community to make this better. Jackie Sterling

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Editor: Re: Gamble isn’t paying off, Oct. 20 To clarify points raised in the article about gaming grants, I would like to point out that 100 per cent of net gaming revenues to the province are spent on public priorities. Last year, $147 million of gaming revenues went towards funding health care and a further $648.8 million paid for other government programs that British Columbians depend upon,

going 80 to 110 km/h my bike helmet would be of little value other than perhaps not making the undertaker do quite as much work on my crushed skull. I am amazed that more pedestrians aren’t more alarmed as someone in a car roars by them inches from their bodies. Are you that confident that those drivers won’t lose control at those speeds? When I see a pedestrian walking in my direction, I stop and pull to one side

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30 to 40 km/h and sometimes more over the limit on an ongoing basis from the morons that come out of Point Roberts, both Canadian and American drivers, so annoyed with any border hold-up they choose to punish and threaten Tsawwassen residents by making up for lost time. Others come out of the many access streets onto 56th Street on their way onto the highway, practicing their speed skills or lack thereof on the way.

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Editor: Re: Cyclists need to get off sidewalks and onto well marked bike lanes, letter to the editor, Oct. 16 I am one of those cyclists who ride my bike on 56th Street sidewalks and will continue to do so until some form of speed enforcement occurs. As it hasn’t happened in the 30 years since I have lived here, I’m not wildly optimistic. I am not speaking about 10 km/h over the speed limit; I am speaking about

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A10 The Delta Optimist October 23, 2010 www.corp.delta.bc.ca

NORTH DELTA AREA PLAN COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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Mayor Lois Jackson and Council invite your participation to make Delta a better place! To be most effective, local government needs the input of its citizens. We encourage citizens to apply to serve on the North Delta Area Plan Committee. The North Delta Area Plan Committee will advise Council with regards to the review and update of the North Delta Area Plan, consistent with the goals, objectives and policies of Delta’s Official Community Plan. The North Delta Area Plan will guide the long term growth and development of North Delta. The Committee will meet monthly, with special meetings at the call of the Chair, and will host public information meetings as required. It is anticipated that the North Delta Area Plan review will be finalized in 2012. Additional information, including the Committee’s Terms of Reference, is available at www.corp.delta.bc.ca, Regular Meeting of October 4, 2010, Item F.05. If you are interested in being appointed to the Committee, please submit a brief resumé and covering letter indicating your areas of interest, why you would like to serve, and any relevant knowledge and experience you may have. Submissions received will only be used for the purpose of selecting committee members and are protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For additional information, please contact Sandra MacFarlane, A/Deputy Municipal Clerk at 604-952-3175.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Officer trainee 6. District in ancient Greece 10. Queen of Sparta 14. Excessively fat 15. Beach guard 17. Chocolate & cherries dessert 19. 1/100 yen 20. Duct or cellophane 21. Scottish novelist John ___ 22. Act as an assistant 23. Engage a worker 24. Countertenors 25. Capacity for activity 28. Heavy steel rope 30. Geological times 31. Vestment worn by clergy 33. Opposite of work 34. Challenges 36. TV choral show 37. Non-commercial TV 38. Delayed 39. State of dishonor 40. Benne seeds 42. American Indian tribe (pl.) 44. Formerly Persia 45. The ____ Ranger 46. Scaley anteater genus 48. Pouches 49. Denotes three 52. Blotter, inbox etc. 55. Impelling forces 56. Small spur wheel 57. Soviet Union 58. Crystal ball divining 59. Weighing device CLUES DOWN 1. Black-backed gulls 2. Having sufficient skill 3. Doyen 4. Upper left computer key

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER 5. Meteorite glass 6. Runs away to marry 7. Former Italian money unit 8. Industrial city in Nigeria 9. Poetry form 6 x 6 + tercet 10. More reticulate 11. Skater Lysacek 12. Delta Kappa Epsilon 13. They ___ 16. Gazes steadily 18. Sad Portuguese folk song 22. Treaty associate 23. Not there 24. Cause to feel # 39 across 26. Festivities 27. Hypothetical original substance 28. Cost per page 29. White linen vestments

30. Before 32. Spelling or Quilting 34. Syrian capital 35. Egyptian Sun god 36. Indian clarified butter 38. Lasso 39. Detectors 41. Fishing line weight 42. Posh & smart 43. Plural of 54 down 46. Microelectromechanical systems (abbr.) 47. Vipers 48. One with powers of foresight 49. Toronto Ins. Woman's Assoc. 50. Film spool 51. A small island 52. Daman and ___, India 53. Reciprocal of a sine 54. Mythological bird


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in good things right here in our community: on Oct. 23 at Delta Manor Education Centre, Are We Living in an Age-Friendly Community? forum; on Oct. 30 at Ladner United Church, an information session about the new extreme weather shelter program for our community; the South Delta Food Bank operates out of Ladner Christian Fellowship; on Dec. 1 at Cedar Park Church, the Light of Remembrance Service for those for whom Christmas is a difficult time. These are but a few of the many opportunities in our neighbourhood, so let’s join together and work for good in our community. We may never save 33 miners from deep underground, but we can save lives in other ways — and give many more a sense of hope and new life.

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South Delta Are YOU prepared for the influenza season? Did you know you need to get a flu shot every year to avoid getting the flu? Community Flu Clinics will be open soon in your area. This year, only one flu shot is needed and it will protect you against the A/California (H1N1)- like virus, A/Perth and B/Brisbane flu strains. The A/California (H1N1)-like virus is similar to the virus that circulated during last year’s pandemic. Visit www.fraserhealth.ca or www.immunizebc.ca for more flu and clinic information. The vaccine is FREE if you are: • 65 years or older • a child or adult with a chronic medical condition • living with a senior • living with someone with a chronic medical condition • a health care worker • an emergency responder (paramedic, fire fighter, police, etc.) • Aboriginal people on/off reserve

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Lead Pastor - Dave Esau Youth Pastor - Dan Peters Worship Pastor - Roy Salmond www.cedarparkchurch.com

All Saints Anglican Church 4755 Arthur Drive, Ladner Tuesday, November 16, 2010 3:30 - 6:00 pm

SUNDAY - 7PM

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Proverbs: 23: 1,20 Pastor Henry Jonker

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Over the past few days three significant events have been broadcast widely over various forms of media. Last week the incredible rescue of 33 miners and six rescue workers from a cavern over 600 metres below the surface in a mine in Chile; last weekend in Rome the Pope presided over the canonization of Brother André Bessette, friend to the poor and sick, and founder of Montreal’s St. Joseph’s Oratory, and now Saint André; finally this week the unspeakable depravity of a disgraced man who committed unspeakable crimes against women in Ontario. They showed the very best, and the very worst, of humanity. We can overcome the worst by focusing on the good being done by many. We have opportunity to participate

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Stockings for Kids now in 15th year community to sponsor a stocking with a designated gender and age, fill it with appropriate new gifts and return the stocking to Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall for distribution by Deltassist Family and Community Services. An assortment of groups, businesses and individuals from the community respond to the need of kids less fortunate. Sponsoring a stocking is perhaps one of the truest gestures of giving as it is done anonymously, with each recipient having no way of thanking the donor. Stockings may be picked up on Adopt A

Stocking Day on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the mall near Sublime Art Supplies. Participants will be asked to choose what age and gender they would like to fill a stocking for and then are requested to return the filled stocking by Friday, Nov. 26. Those wishing to participate, but unable to attend Adopt A Stocking Day are invited to call the mall’s promotions office (after Nov. 6) to make alternative pick up arrangements. Families wishing to register for Toy Depot assistance can call Deltassist at 604-946-9526. 10230872

It’s only mid-October, but the 15th annual Stockings For Kids program is already underway. Thanks to the cosponsorship of the Delta Optimist, the merchants of Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, Century Group and the Tsawwassen community, 350 kids supported by Deltassist will benefit from this Christmas project once again. The program was launched in 1996 and with overwhelming community generosity, has steadily grown from 150 to the current 350 stockings. Stockings For Kids makes an appeal to the

Century Group, www.centurygroup.ca, is a real estate development and property management company. For more than fifty years Century Group has built places that define neighbourhoods; places with walkable streets where people live, work and shop, and places connected to natural landscapes. These places, when built at a human scale, with an aim of reducing energy use, create more sustainable communities with durable value and lasting beauty – that’s Century Thinking™ . Join our team and bring your passion, vision and expertise to a role where you can really make a difference. Century Group is currently recruiting for a

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER Our ideal Human Resources Manager is a hands-on, collaborative generalist who is passionate about people, has a deep understanding of current HR best practices and employment legislation, and demonstrates outstanding communications and relationship building skills. In addition, your well developed analytical and critical thinking skills will be called upon. Our workplace profile consists of approximately 350 employees of which 90 are unionized. Reporting to the Director, Human Resources, this key role will include: • providing HR advice, coaching and day-to-day support to managers and employees in our Specialty Properties Division which includes our seniors’ residences, a hotel and a restaurant, • recruitment, including recruitment for our new seniors’ residence, Sunridge Gardens, opening approximately November 2011, • responsibility for performance management, employee orientation, employee relations, WorkSafeBC claims management, and training and development, and • developing and refining HR policies, systems and processes to maximize organizational effectiveness. Your post-secondary education in human resources, business or a related field is complemented by 5 to 7 years of progressive experience with exposure to all aspects of human resources. Ideally, you will also have experience within a service environment such as hospitality, seniors care or healthcare and have some labour relations experience. A CHRP designation is preferred. While the primary work location for this position is Tsawwassen, regular travel to our sites in Langley will be required. The position is challenging and offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Deadline for applications: Monday, November 1, 2010. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter that highlights how your background has prepared you for this position, to the attention of Barbara Hughes, Director, Human Resources at HughesB@CenturyGroup.ca.

Century-old tale of love gone tragically wrong EDGAR DUNNING

RAMBLING Cleaning out a filing cabinet recently I found a clipping from The Delta Times, the predecessor of The Optimist, dated August 1910. It read: “No trace has been found of Esther Johnson of Annacis Island who is supposed to have committed suicide by jumping into the Fraser River. The provincial police took the matter in hand but nothing was discovered although the river had been dragged in a number of places. It is thought that if the girl did commit suicide the strong current of the river would wash the body out to sea. “The cause of Miss Johnson’s disappearance sounds like a novel. She was 27 years of age and a very attractive Swedish girl. Ten years ago her lover, Peter Pearson, left Sweden to come to Canada and promised that when he had

made enough money he would send for her to come out and marry her. “He came to Annacis Island and took up a farm, becoming enamored with another girl he wrote to his former sweetheart and told her not to come to Canada. The girl had left Sweden and found on her arrival of the new affection. She accepted the situation in silence and arranged to meet her former lover on the dyke. After a few words she left Pearson and that was the last seen of her.” I wonder if there was a sequel to that event of a century ago? I have never seen another reference to it in any of our early newspapers. *** To lighten the mood, here’s an offering by our resident limerist, Ken Oakley: There was a young lady named Alice, Who wanted to live in a palace, But all she could afford, Was cheap room and board, With a couple of cousins in Dallas.

*** If the number of books waiting for review is an indication, Christmas must be just around the corner. Here’s a sample of what is offered: The Cube People by Christian McPherson, published by Nightwood Editions through Harbour Publishing, is an extraordinary tale about a common situation. Colin MacDonald finds himself in the suffocating atmosphere of the Ministry of Revenue Collection when all he wants to do is write science fiction horror novels. Between donning a pizza costume on behalf of the Refrigerator Committee, coping with mental health issues of his fellow workers and finding a human finger in a red high-heeled shoe, Colin finds time to take care of his family. While the writing is consistently hilarious, it is also candid about the absurdity of white-collar culture. Through his efforts to make a path for himself in writing he communicates his hope for redemption and the possibility of a happy ending.

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It’s back! Family Fright Fest is set to scare and entertain next week. The annual event, now in its third year, is set for Thursday, Oct. 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Last year, the Corporation of Delta teamed up with the Ladner Business Association to merge two local Halloween favourites, bringing the municipal event together with the LBA’s PumpkinFest. Family Fright Fest includes a host of spooky activities with something for every member of the family. South Delta Secondary Equinox Theatre students will transform the McKee Heritage House into Bates Motel. “The decor is inspired by Hitchcock, with every room guaranteed to send a chill down your spine,” said teacher Paige Hansen. Once through the “motel,” the Halloween festivities continue at the adjacent McKee Seniors’ Recreation Centre where seniors have created phantasmagorical trick or treat doors. Next door, the Wintemute Boys & Girls Club will have a Mad Scientist Lab with creepy games and activities. The event is appropriate for all ages, with good signage to allow “detours” of the scarier spectacles for the squeamish and very young. Ladner Pioneer Library staff will host a spooky story time from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. as well as crafts and a photo corner. Admission is free to all the activities. A meal package is available for $5 at the Kee Café. Family Fright Fest runs rain or shine. Ladner’s 47th Avenue will be closed to traffic between Arthur Drive and 51st Street from 4 to 8 p.m. to allow for street activities, which will include live music, face painting, popcorn, hay rides, crafts and more.

It’s not the only Halloween event in town. Here are some others: • Wellbrook Winery is getting a head start on Halloween this weekend with Spooktacular today from noon to 3:30 p.m., rain or shine. This is the second year for the event, which includes: a pumpkin carving/decorating contest, a costume contest, a pumpkin toss and pumpkin bowling. There will also be a craft area and snacks available. For more information visit, www.wellbrookwinery.com. • Robyn Balabanov is back with another edition of Halloween Horror Delta on Halloween night. The annual haunted house display will feature coffins, corpses, a witch’s house, animated windows, graveyards, fog machines, monsters and “a spinning wormhole vortex.” Balabanov will be giving out candy to trick-or-treaters wearing costumes while the display is open from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Halloween Horror Delta is located at 5674 Grove Ave. in Ladner. For more information or directions visit www.horrordelta.com. • Pat McGregor already has her haunted house at 6007 Crescent Dr. in Ladner up and running. All the ghosts and ghouls were ready for visitors on Wednesday and the display will be up daily until Halloween. It runs until 10 p.m. everyday, unless it’s raining. McGregor said she’s added a few new elements to past haunted houses that have featured over 40 scary characters, including horror movie icons Freddy Kruger, Chucky and Jason Voorhees. • Royce Mattice of Tsawwassen will once again have his haunted display at the ready for Halloween. Mattice, who works in the film industry, has been putting the display on for the past four years and it’s been growing in popularity since the start, attracting more than 200 visitors last year.

This year he will also be collecting donations for the local food bank. Mattice’s display opens at 6:30 p.m. at 814 Underhill Dr. • Strange things happen when spooks and ghouls visit the Earthwise Garden. On Friday, Oct. 29 from 3 to 8 p.m., the Boundary Bay garden gets haunted as a hostess witch guides guests on a spooky, but family-friendly, tour. Visitors will then warm up with hot chocolate and a special treat from the cobb oven at the new Kitchen Garden. Scarecrows built by school classes will decorate the garden and visitors can vote for their favourite. If your class would like to make a scarecrow, contact Earthwise before Oct. 27. Also on display will be Earthwise Farm’s gigantic pumpkin, which might be the largest in Delta. If you think you have grown a larger pumpkin, the garden would like to be proven wrong. Drop by with your pumpkin, or bring a photo of you standing next to your pumpkin and its measurements.

The largest pumpkin will be recognized Oct. 29. Admission is $5 per person (children three and under are free) and includes hot beverage and a treat. The garden is at 6400-3rd Ave. For more information, call 604-946-9828 or e-mail info@earthwisesociety. bc.ca.

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From a good scare to family friendly fun, there’s something for everyone at this year’s Family Fright Fest. Top: SDSS students willl once again turn McKee Heritage House into a haunted house. Below: For the younger crowd, or the faint of heart, there will be spooky storytime, crafts, games and other activities. The annual Halloween festival is joined by a host of other spooky events starting this weekend.


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movements done in a full range of motion. Another easy way to warm up is to simply do a light version of what you are about to do. Walk before you jog, jog before you run, spin the bike before pedaling hard, perform a light set of presses before you bench. Try this dynamic warmup before your next workout: • 12-15 squats and then add on a heel lift for another 12-15 repetitions. Feet shoulder width apart and squat down by pressing the bum rearward and making sure the knees track with the toes. Keep the knees behind the toes and come down until your thighs are parallel with the floor. To add the heel lift, once you have come out of the squat simply lift up off of your heels as high as you can, drop them back to the ground and perform another squat. • Alternating lunges — 10-15 each leg Start with feet hip width apart and step forward a really good stride. Lunge straight down, keeping the front knee in line with the ankle and the upper body tall. Arm circles, start small and work your way to big circles. 30 seconds in each direction. • 12-15 hip circles Circle one knee up, while balancing on the other leg, 12-15 times and then circle in the other direction. Really exaggerate your range of motion. • 12-15 leg swings Stand sideways holding on a wall. Put your weight in your left leg and swing you right leg back and forth and then across the body and out to the side. • 12-15 side bends Feet wider than you shoulders, hands behind your ears. Bring your right rib towards your right hip, pause and bring your torso back up to centre and to the other side. P.J. Wren is a personal trainer and writer in the Delta area who can be reached at www.fitnesswithpj.com. Watch “Fit Tips with PJ” on Delta TV, channel 4.


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Rushton’s era ends on high note for Dolphins

The 2010 Junior Pan Pacific Games in Kihei, Hawaii was a high-water mark for the Winskill Dolphins Swim Club. The Tsawwassen club sent two of B.C.’s three swimmers to this massive international competition. It was considered the crown jewel of Swim Canada’s 2009-2010 season, representing the country amidst a host of elite young swimmers from aquatic powerhouses such as the U.S.A, Brazil, and Japan. Both Noemie Thomas (14) and Evan Broderick (17) qualified for Junior Pan Pacs at the Nationals in August, earning spots on Team Canada for their 100 metre butterfly and 200 metre individual medley swims respectively. In their first international meet representing Canada, Thomas and Broderick showed class and determination on the world stage. Thomas rose to the challenge by setting new records and swimming onto the podium. She made two individual finals in 200m fly ‘A’ final and 100m Fly ‘B’ final. She set a new

national record in the 100 fly, making her the fifth fastest Canadian woman in that event. In the 100 fly, Thomas slashed over three seconds off the provincial record and has re-written the national record by 0.72 seconds in the last year. In addition, she set a new club record and lowered her existing provincial record in the 200 fly. She also helped Team Canada claim bronze in 4x100 medley relay, losing out to Australia and the U.S. Broderick (17) saw his share of final swims as well. He qualified for the ‘B’ final in 200 fly, 400 IM, and 200 breaststroke. Once again, he raised the bar in 200 breast, bettering his own club record from Nationals. Dolphins head coach Tom Rushton was also named to the Team Canada coaching staff. After qualifying at Nationals, Thomas, Broderick, and Rushton participated in a three-week staging camp — 14 days at UBC and seven days in Maui — with fellow Team Canada swimmers and coaches before departing for the meet at the end of

August. Rushton, who has been named to every coaching team available in Canadian Swimming’s development program, was jubilant about the performances of his swimmers. “The Nationals and Junior Pan Pacs marked many firsts for us at Winskill: first-time ‘A’ finalist(s) in an Olympic event; first-time Senior National medalist; firsttime Canadian Junior Team swimmer(s), male or female; first-time Canadian Junior Team coach selection; first-time international games finalist(s); first-time international medalist. “We achieved all our goals for the season, and we look forward to the next one!” This season, Rushton will be moving to UBC to lead their new Age-Group International program. He has spent four years at Winskill as head coach, one season as a volunteer coach, and 10 years as a swimmer. Under his guidance, Winskill swimmers have broken four Canadian records and over 700 club records.

After an impressive four year run as head coach of the Winskill Dolphins Swim Club in Tsawwassen, Tom Rushton is now working with the parent club at UBC, overseeing its Age Group International Program. Returning coach Ben Keast has taken over the head position.

First place Ice Hawks make coaching change

Junior “B” hockey club decides to go a different direction to lead veteran team for the balance of the season MARK BOOTH

mbooth@delta-optimist.com

The future is apparently now for the Delta Ice Hawks. In what has to be considered a stunning move, the Pacific International Junior Hockey League club dismissed first-year head coach Darryl Erickson and assistant Bob Atchison on Wednesday. All Erickson had done was get the Ice Hawks off to a seemingly impressive 9-3-2 start.

However, ownership and management looked beyond the team’s record when it decided to make the change after a 4-3 home ice loss to the Port Moody Black Panthers on Tuesday night. Erickson has been replaced by Dave McLellan who guided the Burnaby Express of the B.C. Hockey League last season. His longtime assistant Danny Cioffi has also been brought onboard, joining Jim Strang behind the bench.

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“It was a very difficult decision and one we didn’t take lightly,” said Peter Zerbinos, the Ice Hawks director of hockey operations. “Darryl and Bob are very good teaching coaches but we didn’t expect to see so many players coming back from junior ‘A.’ We just didn’t think they were being challenged enough.” Erickson has been coaching hockey for over 20 years, including stints as an assistant at the junior and major midget levels.

This was his first time working as a head coach at junior “B” and the Hawks thought he would be a good fit given the number rookies they expected to dress this season. However, many of last year’s key players trickled back to the club, including leading scorer Kye Benjaminsen who returned home this week after beginning the season playing junior ‘A’ in Spruce Grove. Finalizing the Ice Hawks decision was the availability of

McLellan who was still pursuing junior ‘A’ opportunities when the Ice Hawks were searching for a coach over the summer. “Dave and Danny have been coaching junior ‘A’ for a number of years and we believe will take this team down the right path,” added Zerbinos. McLellan makes his debut tonight in Squamish against the Wolfpack. Delta also hosts the Richmond Sockeyes on Tuesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A21

Tsawwassen golfer edged in tour playoff

Tsawwassen’s Austin Hughes turned in a strong showing on the final stop on the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s B.C. One Day Fall Series. Played out in perfect golfing weather at University Golf Club in Vancouver last Saturday, Hughes was part of a three-way playoff to determine the overall champion. The 15-year-old, along with Langley’s Callum Robinson and Coquitlam’s Oscar Baek all shot great scores of one-under-par 71. Hughes would end up third after parring the playoff hole, while Robinson recorded a birdie and Baek an eagle to to win low overall

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and the Boys 14-16 title. “I hit my drive on the playoff hole into the rough and I had a difficult left to right shot from 198 yards. I hit my second shot two feet from the pin and eagled for the win,” outlined Baek, who named his great ball striking and getting up and down in many difficult places as key to his victory. “I feel great about winning the last tournament here at University Golf Club.” A number of the juniors in the province are now looking forward to the MJT’s invitation-only Boston Pizza National Championship presented by Callaway at Wigwam Golf Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Nov. 20-21.

More hardware for Masters Ladner Masters Fastball Club capped a memorable 2010 season by being named Masters Team of the Year at Softball B.C.’s awards banquet last Saturday. The Masters captured both the provincial Over 40 and Over 50 championships. They also added the Over 40 Western Canadian title. Ladner wrapped up its competitive schedule at last month’s NAFA Western Masters Championships in Carson City, Nevada. The Over 45 team placed second and the Over 50 squad was third. Standout pitcher Rick Unrau was also named Softball B.C.’s Masters Player of the Year. The club thanks Royal Canadian Legion #61 for its continued support.

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A22 The Delta Optimist October 23, 2010

October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A23

Burns Bog Ramsar Designation Update

Message from Mayor Jackson and Delta Council

North Delta Area Plan Committee – Apply Now

Delta Parks Safety Initiative

A North Delta Area Plan Committee will be established to review the existing North Delta Area Plan and advise Council regarding long-term growth and development in the area.

Plan Committee, submit a brief resume and covering letter indicating your areas of interest, why you would like to serve and any relevant

The safety and well-being of our citizens is of utmost

knowledge and experience you may have. Submissions are due by

importance and a priority for the Corporation of Delta.

October 29, 2010. Contact the Office of the Municipal Clerk for more

Delta’s Parks crews commenced works to improve the

As directed by Council, Delta is working with the Burns Bog partner

information at clerks@corp.delta.bc.ca or by telephone at

sightlines and visibility at Mackie Park. Vegetation removal

agencies (Environment Canada, the BC Ministry of Environment, and

(604) 946-3220.

and the construction of pathways are key components of

Metro Vancouver) to prepare an application for the designation of as a Ramsar Wetland of International Significance. The draft application will go before Delta Council and the other partner agencies for Front row: Cllr Heather King, Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Cllr Anne Peterson Back row: Cllrs Scott Hamilton, Robert Campbell and Bruce McDonald Absent from photo: Cllr Ian Paton

A recent Ipsos Reid Citizen Satisfaction Survey revealed that newspapers are one of the preferred methods for residents to receive information about Delta. In response to this, Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Delta Council are pleased to provide this Community Update on current and upcoming community news, events and programs. In addition to our website and community reader boards, we hope our newspaper publications will become a‘go to’place for people to find out what’s happening in their community and how to get involved.

Welcome Councillor Ian Paton

approval prior to submission.

• Walk in well lit, high traffic areas

and Wednesday

• Do not have both ears plugged with headphones

October 27th,

• Be familiar with your surroundings (keep your head up

at 7:00 pm at the South Delta Recreation Centre to consider a bylaw that will create the new

their comments regarding the bylaw and proposed new Tsawwassen

Council. A lifelong

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programs and policies as a member of Council.

• Walk/jog in small groups

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input on committees,

Personal Safety Measures

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Hearing, individuals will have the opportunity to provide Council with

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Tuesday October

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Commission, Chaired by Councillor Robert Campbell, will

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Delta Police encourage everyone to employ basic safety

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of local organizations

While these works are underway at Mackie Park, our Parks,

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heavily forested parkland areas of concern in Delta. The

Tsawwassen Area Plan Public Hearing: October 26 & 27, 2010

Mayor Lois E. Jackson

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Delta- Mangalore, India Economic Development Initiative

A Speakers List will be available for the public to register at the entrance to the South Delta Recreation Centre approximately one hour prior to the start of the Public Hearing. Speakers will be asked to come forward

Mayor Lois E. Jackson, Chief Administrative Officer George V. Harvie and Administrative Manager Manjit Kaila recently returned from a successful economic development initiative in Mangalore, India. During their visit, Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Mayor Rajani Dugganna of Mangalore City Corporation signed a Memorandum of Agreement that establishes a partnership between these two cities based on common industrial, commercial and agricultural economies. This initiative is funded through the British Columbia Government’s Asia-Pacific Program. As part of this project, Delta worked with Barbershop Films to produce a promotional video on Delta. This video is now featured on the homepage of Delta’s website – don’t miss it! A brief presentation on the delegation will be provided to Council at the

and be aware of your surroundings) • If you feel like you are being followed, change the direction you are walking and/or cross the street. Also go into the nearest public place (store, gas station, community facility) and report this to police • If you have a cell phone make sure it is charged and ready to dial out • If you feel someone in the area is suspicious or doesn’t belong, report this to police. These are safety measures we should always be mindful of and remain vigilant with at all times.

Halloween Patrol

October 25, 2010 Regular meeting. We will be working with the Delta

In cooperation with CUPE Local 454, Delta is once again

to address Council regarding the bylaw under consideration.

Chamber of Commerce to determine economic opportunities between

coordinating a patrol at our parks and facilities over

For futher details, visit Delta’s Tsawwassen Area Plan webpage at

Delta and Mangalore. Delta is expected to host a return delegation from

Halloween weekend to provide extra‘eyes’and‘ears’and

India in the spring of 2011.

report any suspicious activities. We look forward to a safe

in the order of the Speakers List and will be allowed up to five minutes

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We want to hear from you

Please forward any questions or comments to the Chief Administrative Officer, George V. Harvie at cao@corp.delta.bc.ca or by mail to: The Corporation of Delta, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2

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A24 The Delta Optimist October 23, 2010

South Delta teams shine at Kamloops volleyball tourney

The South Delta Sun Devils Junior and Grade 9 girls volleyball teams made the trek up to Kamloops last weekend for the annual Thompson Rivers University Tournament. The university played host to 20 teams from all over the province with continuous games played over the weekend. Play started on Friday afternoon for both teams with the Grade 9 girls going undefeated in pool play and the Juniors placing second in their group. Success continued the following day with the Grade 9s losing only their first match but finishing the day with two wins and placing fifth overall. The Junior girls

South Delta Sun Devils Junior and Grade 9 girls volleyball teams were in fine form at the Thompson Rivers University Tournament in Kamloops last weekend. The Juniors finished first.

pulled out all the stops to not only beat their first two opponents but to finish the day by defeating the Kamloops Titans in the gold medal match. Playing for the junior team were Hunter McLean, Sheima Rezai, Katherine Milligan, Courtney Bogress, Sabrina Posehn, Megan McKenzie, and Kelly Watt. The Grade 9 team included Lauren Shirley, Christine Howlett, Samantha Loiselle, Emily Lawson, Laura Watt, Nicole and Megan McNamara, and Anika Klassen, Both teams are heading into their final weeks of league play and are looking forward to hosting their own tournament at SDSS this weekend.

Schwan receives top BCLA award Delta Lacrosse Association Minor President

Angie Schwan has been recognized for her outstanding

volunteer work. Schwan was the corecipient of the Tom Gordon Award at last weekend’s B.C. Lacrosse Association awards banquet in Whistler. Candidates for the Gordon plaque are selected from the executive ranks, leagues and member associations of the BCLA. The winner is considered the one person who has done the most for lacrosse this past season and are recognized as B.C.’s Mr. and Mrs. Lacrosse. Schwan shared the award with outgoing Chair of Minor Directorate Dave Wilkie. He is being replaced by Schwan who was elected for the position, leaving a significant vacancy on the Delta Lacrosse executive.

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October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A25 Scoreboard High School

Pacific International Jr Hockey League Tom Shaw Conference GP W L Otl Pts Delta Ice Hawks 13 9 2 2 20 Richmond Sockeyes 12 9 2 1 19 North Delta Devils 14 9 5 0 18 Grandview Steelers 12 7 4 1 15 Squamish Wolf Pack 12 3 7 2 8 Harold Brittian Conference Abbotsford Pilots 11 Port Moody Panthers 14 Aldergrove Kodiaks 11 Ridge Meadows Flames 13 Mission Icebreakers 13 Leading Scorers Liam Harding (Del) Michael Nardi (ND) Marko Gordic (Gra) Cody Smith (Del) Kentaro Tanaka (Gra) Jake Roder (Rmd) Trevor Kang (Squ) Riley Lamb (Abb) Thomas Hardy (Ald) Danny Brandys (RM) Sebastien Pare (Rmd) Konrad Sander (Squ) Kevin Lourens (Abb)

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John Barsby Bulldogs Seaquam Seahawks South Delta Sun Devils Ballenas Whalers Sands Scorpions Hugh Boyd Trojans

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Boys Soccer Fraser Valley South Zone North Delta Princess Margaret Tamanawis Panorama Ridge Delta South Delta Seaquam Elgin Park Earl Marriott

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Minor Football Vancouver Mainland Football League Atom Division Westside Warriors 7 0 0 14 Cloverdale Lions 7 0 0 14 N. Surrey Lions 6 1 0 12 Cloverdale Panthers 6 1 0 12 N. Delta Longhorns 5 2 0 10 Langley Broncos 5 2 0 10 Coquitlam Bears 5 2 0 10 South Delta Rams 4 3 0 8 Richmond Raiders 4 3 0 8 Burnaby Lions 4 3 0 8 Cloverdale Tigers 4 3 0 8 Coquitlam Lions 2 5 0 4 WRSS Titans Blue 1 6 0 2 Vancouver Trojans 1 6 0 2 Langley Colts 1 6 0 2 N. Surrey T-Birds 1 6 0 2 WRSS Titans White 0 7 0 0 Royal City Hyacks 0 7 0 0

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Bantam Division Langley Mustangs North Surrey Tigers South Delta Rams Westside Warriors Victoria Spartans Cowichan Bulldogs WRSS Titans Burnaby Lions North Delta Longhorns Cloverdale Leopards Vancouver Trojans

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NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATION 0 - 6 YEARS DROP-INS WELCOME! ECE, AMI Montessori, St. John’s, Food Safe Please contact Christine for more information Phone: 604-724-6125 Email: shootingstars871@gmail.com (Located in central Tsawwassen)


October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A29

Halloween BOUNDARY BAY MONTESSORI HOUSE

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• Book an interview now for September 2010 registration • Preschool and Funded Full-day Kindergarten • Limited Spaces for Grades 1 to 7

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LET OUR CENTRE BE YOUR CHILD’S HOME AWAY FROM HOME.

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Holly’s

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We use a Reggio based approach for teaching and learning. We trust, respect and value children’s sense of ownership, autonomy and control of their own learning and play.

Preschool and Child Care Located at Delta Manor Education Center 4750 – 57th Street, Ladner

www.brighteyesacademy.ca LOCATIONS 5500 Admiral Blvd Ladner • Ph: 604-946-0896 Preschool and School Age Programs (Located inside Neilson Grove Elementary School)

Limited Daycare Space Available

4669 62nd Street Ladner • Ph: 604-940-5999 Programs for ages 0-5 (Near Holly Park and School)

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SINCE 1988 A good place to have fun!

Get prepared for all-day kindergarten!

OPEN HOUSE Wednesday, November 17 & Thursday, November 18 9:30 am - 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We offer 6 hour READY TO LEARN daycamps for kids entering kindergarten next September.

Winter break, spring break and summer camps available

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A30 The Delta Optimist October 23, 2010

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October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A31

NEW ON THE MARKET! 5340 Saratoga Drive $689,900

OPEN SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 2 - 4 PM $749,000

• 3 BEDS - 2 BATHS • BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED THROUGHOUT • EXQUISITE HARDWOOD FLOORS • IMMACULATE HOME • SUPERB LOCATION

1675 - 58A STREET BEACH GROVE

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10230842

REDUCED 1468 VILLAGE GREEN BEACH GROVE

4 bedroom home has approximately 2125 sq ft Situated on a large south facing private lot 10,226 Sq. Ft Well maintained home shows pride in ownership. Recent paint, windows and doors, railings and fencing. 2,000 sq ft compacted extra parking for RV’s or small business owner - landscaping Company or Contractor. Space for 2-4 car garage/workshop in the side-yard. Possible coach house.

10230804

$569,000

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OPEN SUNDAY 2 - 4 #306 - 1350 VIEW CRESCENT TSAWWASSEN $349,900

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 109-6263 RIVER ROAD LADNER $499,900

OPEN SUNDAY 3-5 5008 10A AVENUE TSAWWASSEN $729,900

OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 4563 46A STREET WEST LADNER $689,900

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 5365 CHAMBERLAYNE WAY LADNER $799,900

The classic a concrete building just steps to the town center. Beautiful 1345 sq. ft. 2 bedroom ground floor suite with wrap around private enclosed west facing patio. Pets allowed.

JUST LISTED! The Riverhouse! Ground floor with 130 sq. ft. patio overlooking the river and marina. This stunningly stylish 2 bedroom/2 bath 1250 sq. ft. ranch style apartment is ready for you to move in.

Beautifully renovated 2800 sq. ft. family home situated on a 9300 sq. ft. south lot with 5 year old inground pool and spa. It offers 4 bedrooms and a den, new windows and roof, hardwood floors and a great location near schools.

Architecturally designed 2100 sq. ft. renovated home offering 2 bedrooms on the main plus a 760 sq. ft. master retreat up with a 4 piece ensuite, fireplace, sitting room and walk-in closets. All on a 7900 sq. ft. private lot with cedar deck and hot tub.

No HST! 14 year old one owner home designed and built by Howard Smid. It is situated on a private park like lot in Victory Estates and offers 3 bedrooms and a games room up plus den on the main.

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 5784 GREENLAND DRIVE TSAWWASSEN $589,000

4884 62ND STREET LADNER $469,000

OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 THE ONYX TSAWWASSEN 102 - 1175 55TH ST. - $438,800 201 - 1175 55TH ST. - $429,000

3381 RIVER ROAD LADNER FLOAT HOME REDUCED TO $648,000

#206 - 5472 11TH AVE WINSKILL PLACE TSAWWASSEN REDUCED $305,000

Get into the market with this lovely heritage home on a large corner lot in Ladner. Much loved home offering 2 larger bedrooms, large open living and dining. Great neighbourhood close to elementary school.

2 wonderful floor plans in one of the newer buildings in Tsawwassen. Both have bright open concept granite island kitchens, 9 ft. ceilings. Great rainscreened building 3 minutes to Thrifty’s and the bus stop.

Most beautiful floating home on the river. Designed by award winning architect. 1700 sq. ft. of high end living and almost as much dock, and deck space to enjoy out door living. Location for full on view is amazing. Call for details.

Very spacious corner sunit with walk out patio area, and sunny bright exposure. Hard to get such a lovely 2 bedroom suite at this very affordable new price.

In The Terrace, on a gorgeous corner lot with parks space across the street, 3 bedroom family home with double car garage. Gardeners dream location.

10230812

Sutton Group - Seafair Realty 1625 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B2 Tel: 604.943.3110 Fax: 604.943.6155


A32 The Delta Optimist October 23, 2010

fraser elliott

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What a rare opportunity! Westham Island Winery is being offered for sale! 32.63 Acres of assorted mature berries! Beautiful 3,800 sq.ft home built in 1997 + beautiful winery store, large barns, fruit stand, etc! WHAT an OPPORTUNITY! 2170 Westham Island Road-Ladner

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priced @ $4,500,000

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HOT NEW LISTING! Penthouse unit, 940 sq.ft 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, VIEWS OF NORTH SHORE MOUNTAINS, ETC! Walk across the street to Lansdowne Mall or hop on the Canada Line! Balcony, etc! Sought-after Building! #1505-8248 Lansdowne Road-Richmond

WOW! 2 BDRM HIGH-END CONDO IN THE PAN PACIFIC VILLAGE HOTEL IN WHISTLER! TOP-OF-THE-LINE, 5 STAR HOTEL! INVESTMENT CONDO, FULL FREEHOLD OWNERSHIP, OWNER GETS 56 DAYS OF PERSONAL USAGE! GREAT SPOT! #7716-4299 Blackcomb Wynd-WHISTLER VILLAGE

YALETOWN STUDIO CONDO

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priced @ $475,000

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483 sq.ft studio condo, 18th !oor with corridor views, GREAT TROUBLE-FREE Building “THE NOVA” by BOSA. 6 yrs young, granite counters, hardwood !ooring, murphy bed, etc! Great location, great condo. Rents for $1,400/month #1802-989 Beatty Street-Vancouver

Wow! Beautiful 2 bedroom condo in sought-after Fairview 56! High-end "nishings, granite, maple kitchen, mouldings etc! 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, walk to absolutely everything in less than 2 minutes! #207-1375 View Crescent-Tsawwassen

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Well maintained 2,203 sq.ft 4 bedroom house located walkBrand new town homes in Ladner’s latest and greatest ing distance from all shops, transit, etc. Newer roof, paint, ‘Manor Gardens’. 3 levels, spacious plans, double garages, gas "replace, and carpets. Large yard, with private hedge high-end "nishings including hardwood, granite, 9ft ceilings and fruit trees! Sunny Exposure! West Ladner location. on main, etc! Private yards, 2-5-10 year national warranties, #7-4766 55B Street-Ladner 4724 Ashbury Place-Ladner

priced @ $559,900

priced @ $519,900

10230673

81 SALES BY FRASER in 10 months of 2009! THAT IS 1 SALE EVERY 3.76 DAYS!!!

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October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A33

HOT NEW LISTING! 1 BDRM!

3,640 SQ.FT HOME WITH VIEWS

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Excellent 1 bedroom south facing condo overlooking gardens! Sunny exposure, private deck, totally rainscreened building, 764 sq.ft! Unit is updated and shows great! Don’t miss this one! Check out 360 virtual tour online! B304-4821 53rd Street-Ladner

Wow! Stunning executive home with absolutely breathtaking views! This home can’t be explained with words! Custom built with every option imaginable! 3,640 sq.ft, 3 bedrooms, 3 large covered decks! MORE ONLINE...

1,330 sq.ft 2 BDRM CONDO

BACKING FARMLAND!

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Sought-After Highland Terrace! Beautiful 2 bedroom condo ( very spacious 1,330 sq/ft unit!). 2 full bathrooms, large kitchen/eating area. Updated w/ new appliances, hardware, crown molding, etc. Quiet, west facing location,

Great 2,125 sq.ft 3 bedroom rancher on Prestigious Arthur Drive BACKING SLOUGH WITH WONDERFUL FARMLAND VIEWS! Don’t miss it! Loft with huge “extra” BONUS games room! 1/4 acre lot, circular driveway! Great home! UPDATED

#205-5550 14B Ave-Tsawwassen

4274 Arthur Drive-Ladner

priced @ $239,900

priced @ $339,900

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5736 Goldenrod Crescent-Tsawwassen

priced @ $869,900

reduced to $599,900 UPDATED 2 BDRM TOWNHOME! 360 degree ne onli virtual tour

Wow! Absolutely beautiful townhome in sought-after SundiBeautiful 3 bedroom townhome in sought-after Harbour side! Totally renovated new windows, new bathrooms, new al complex. Beautiful new kitchen with stainless appliances, large, extended kitchen, laminate !ooring, etc! This is a real updated bathrooms, !ooring and oak stairs, crown mouldings, paving stoned yard, garden shed! This is a stunning beauty! Don’t miss out! Private yard backing green space. #115-5421 10th Ave-Tsawwassen 4821 Turnbuckle Wynd-Ladner

priced @ $373,000 STUNNING 3 or 4 BDRM T/H! ENGLISH BLUFF BUILDING LOT! priced @ $340,000 360 degree ne onli virtual tour

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WOW! Don’t miss this one! LARGEST !oor plan in Soughtafter Village Green complex! END UNIT 1,558 sq.ft, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, this home is immaculate! Ready to move in! Large open plan living and kitchen area!

7,400 Sq.ft Rectangular building lot, SUNNY EXPOSURE, VIEWS OVER BOUNDARY BAY from your beautiful new living room! Ready to build! Great opportunity! English Bluff address! Make your dream happen today! BUILDERS

#30-4787 57th Street-Ladner

1006 English Bluff Road-Tsawwassen

priced @ $429,900

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fraser outsells the competition every 3.76 days!!! Fraser CURRENTLY RANKS at #8 out of all realtors in GREATER VANCOUVER for total sales in 2010. (Over 6,500 realtors total) That is actually ranking in the TOP 0.3% of ALL realtors in Greater Vancouver!!! Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street

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10230674

78 SALES BY FRASER


A34 The Delta Optimist October 23, 2010

fraser elliott

BEAUTIFUL 3 BDRM HOME, WALK TO VILLAGE IN MINUTES

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Wow! Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 storey home, main !oor down, bedrooms up! Updated bathrooms, laminate !ooring, light "xtures, paint, mouldings, new roof & furnace! Private yard! Walk to historic Ladner Village in 1 minute!!! Don’t miss this opportunity! Quiet no-thru street! Closest you can get to living in the Village! Priced to sell!

priced to sell @ $599,900 4963 Mariner Place-Ladner VILLAGE! WOW! STUNNING 2 BEDROOM CONDO WITH STYLE!

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Wow! Totally remodelled 2 bedroom unit with style! West-facing, 1,040 sq.ft, 2 bathrooms, overlooking park! Updated with new laminate !ooring, new paint, new counters, new appliances, and a real unique style throughout! 9 ft ceilings, private deck, located in totally rainscreened building at sought-after Sunningdale Estates. Walk to absolutely all amenities in minutes! Don’t miss this one! Will not last!

priced to sell @ $319,900

#110-4728 53rd Street-Ladner

WOW! EXECUTIVE 5 BDRM HOME BACKING WATERWAY

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RARE! RARE! RARE! 2,800 SqFt, 4 or 5-Bedroom Waterfront Executive Home. 14-years young, high-end "nishings, parklike private yard backing waterway! Get a boat and row up the sough! Every bedroom has an ensuite. Important: not on Westminster, located on quiet private road. This opportunity rarely comes up. Never been for sale since built. Call today

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Medallion Club Member Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street

priced to sell @ $769,700

5506 Westminster Ave-Ladner

WOW! EXCLUSIVE ESTATE ON WESTHAM ISLAND-LADNER

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Rare! Rare! Rare! What an opportunity! Estate-like 3,563 sf home on 3.17 acres in Ladner’s best area, Westham Island! Waterfront on canal, direct views over beautiful farmland, sunsets every night! Home effectively 19 yrs old w/ high-end "nishings throughout! Self-contained 1 or 2 bdrm suite downstairs, 2 large heated shops, triple carport, gated entrance, large paddock. Don’t miss this home on one of Ladner’s best streets! Check out 360 virtual tour online!

priced to sell @ $1,350,000

4485 Tamboline Road-Ladner

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October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A35

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check out 360 virtual tour @ www.pixilink.com/tours5/5-4766-55b-j Nine brand new townhomes in Ladner’s latest and greatest ‘Manor Gardens’. 3 levels, spacious plans, double garages, high-end "nishings including hardwood, granite, 9’ ceilings on main etc! Private yards, 2-5-10 year national warranties, quality built, 3 bdrms, 3 baths. Call today for an information package.

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Prices starting at $499,900 including HST.

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A36 The Delta Optimist October 23, 2010

Pat Tate

WESTCOAST

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5047 Massey Drive, Ladner

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$559,000

Sellers want it sold! Will look at all offers! Spacious 2 level home on a lovely lot. 3 Bedrooms up, 1 bedroom and den down. Original hardwood in upper areas, new carpet in enclosed porch, newer furnace and hot water tank. Home needs TLC – bring your ideas. Close to both schools - Ladner Elementary, Delta Senior Secondary, and to the Library. Come to the open or to view Call Pat Tate 604-943-8047.

207-1150 54A Street, Tsawwassen

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4PM

The Lexington Centrally located within walking distance to shopping, transportation, library, and doctors. This spacious 1350 square foot unit has lovely hardwood floors, fresh paint, gas fire place, large deck and separate kitchen. There are two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and separate laundry room. Sunny bright west facing unit located on second floor. It is definitely in move-in condition. For information call Pat Tate 604-943-8047.

If you are looking for a great family home which is centrally located and within easy walking distance to schools....then look no further! This six bedroom home has plenty of room for a growing family (3200 sqft) and an amazing park like south facing backyard. Other features include: 4 full bathrooms, hardwood floors, 3 car garage, built in vacuum, hot water heating, gas fireplaces, new hot water tank and skylights. In addition, this home has a large games room on the upper floor which can also be accessed by a rear deck/stairs. If you would like more information (video/floor plan) on this well priced home, please visit my website at www.jeffjantzi.ca

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10230806

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10230801

5076 8A Avenue New Price $759,000

10230802

SOLD!

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Best deal on Georgia Wynd! Wonderful 4 bdrm plus plus plus family house with lovely updates and great floor plan for the fun-oriented family. Bonus: privategated beach access for Georgia Wynd residents! Bring a picnic basket & a beach towel.

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Stylish West Coast Contemporary, completely remodeled, backing onto greenbelt in the sought after Terrace! Fabulous garden setting w/a charming perennial design, the house offers a very clever floor plan w/vaulted ceiling, lots of windows, skylights etc... lovely updated kitchen w/granite counters, spa-like bathrooms, super room sizes & bonus: a true basement w/media room & much more! Super package deal!!!

1559 56th Street Delta BC V4L 2A9 604.943.8080

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October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A37 10230808

Gina Fraser 604 946 8000 ladnerhousevalues.com tsawwassenhousevalues.com

RE/MAX Progroup

D209-4845-53 St. NEW LISTING – OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 $314,900

RUSS NUGENT

Direct Line 946-2766 email: rnugent@ladnerhomes.com

Living & Playing in Ladner for over 50 years

RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 604-946-8000 4856 Turnbuckle Wynd, Ladner Reduced $15,000 to $324,900

Nicely updated 1538 sq. ft. 3 level, 3 bed, family room townhome with 1 car garage in downtown Ladner. Updates include kitchen, bathroom, flooring, Low E windows, heat & lighting. Big deck and new fencing. Great complex with clubhouse rec and exercise facility.

Townhome #322 13888 70th Avenue, Surrey $339,000

Nice 1586 foot ground floor Rancher style 2 bed 2 bath with some nice updating in the past 2 years. Clean in floor hot water heat, thermo windows and a gas fireplace. Kitchen, Eating Area and Family Room are all adjacent to each other. 1 car garage with storage room. The 23 acre site has low density Townhomes, waterways, fountains & lovely gardens. There is RV storage on the grounds, and the Club House has guests suites, meeting room, Rec Room, Hot Tub and an outdoor pool. If you are a Snowbird, this is your place!

SOLD

4676 54A Street, Ladner $549,000

SOLD

BIG 2500 sq ft Basement Entry 4 bed 3 bath 2 level home on a nice bright 68 X 122 foot lot in a great Ladner neighborhood. Tar and Gravel low slope roof is just under 5 years old, 2 newer gas fireplaces and lots of room to make some updates for a family with new design and decorating ideas. Plenty of room downstairs to comfortably accommodate Mom and Dad too!

www.ladnerhomes.com www.ladnerrealestate.net

10230671

Absolutely gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2 level that feels more like a townhome! Over 1040 square feet of living space that has been completely updated with elegant and tasteful décor. Quality finishings include new laminate flooring, tile in entry and kitchen, freshly painted, new doors and fixtures and updated bathrooms. Main level has great room feel with kitchen that overlooks the spacious living and dining. Kitchen has a large pantry and brand new appliances. A full bathroom, second bedroom, and a lovely balcony complete the main floor. Upstairs features the huge master bedroom suite complete with a full bathroom, laundry, lots of closet space, a second, private balcony with peek a boo view to mountains and a large storage closet. No one above you as this is the top floor! More storage provided in second floor storage locker! As well, this complex has been completely renovated – inside and out with a 2-5-10 warranty and looks stunning. Come and view this home for yourself that is situated in the quietest part of the entire complex and is steps to shopping and transit. You will not be disappointed!

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THE HOME YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR!

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 #6 - 4748 53rd Street

OPEN TIL SOLD! #308 - 4811 53rd Street

1912 - this house was born!!! Lovingly restored using only the finest materials you wil love the warmth and character of this 4 bedroom heritage home. Quiet culde-sac in Ladner.

Nestled in a quiet spot minutes from everything is a stunning 3 bdrm townhouse. Immaculate, hot water radiant heat, 2-1/2 baths, detached garage. Must be sold.

Top floor with vaulted ceilings this 2 bdrm 2 bath condo has a lot to offer. A trouble free building that has recently been updated throughout. A nice flowing plan, light and bright. Call now for a preview.

Asking $468,000

RE/MAX Progroup Realty #100-5000 Bridge St. Ph: 604-946-8000

Asking $317,000

“Let us help you every step of the way”

10230805

$849,000


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HAUGEN, LILLIAN (nee Wilson) June 7, 1917 - October 19, 2010. It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of our devoted and loving mother, grandmother and friend. Lil’s love remains with her son Doug Sr. (Angelita); grandchildren Charlene (Hans), Kim (Nick) and Doug Jr. (Mercedes); great-grandchildren Chris, Aliza, Derek, Michelle and Elise. Lilly adored her grandchildren and treasured every moment with them. She will be fondly remembered, deeply missed, forever admired and her legacy will remain in the hearts of all who knew her. Lil believed in the resurrection of life and that we will all be together again. The family is forever grateful to the staff of Delta View for the love and care she received as a resident of the Eagle Unit. An interment will be held at Boundary Bay Cemetery in Tsawwassen, 12:45 on Friday ,October 29, followed by a service at the Chapel in Delta View Life Enrichment. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Delta Community Animal Shelter or a charity of your choice. 'Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our lives will be fuller because we shared your moment.'

LLOYD, Howard (Ward)

July 15, 1923 - September 29, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ward on September 29. Predeceased by wife Phyllis. He is survived by spouse Kathy O’Connell, Richmond; his daughters Diane Hight (Ab), Arizona; Linda Slavin, Delta; grandchildren Pam Hight, Ohio; Ken Hight (Phyllis), Ohio; Gary Slavin (Rebecca), Maple Ridge; Glen Slavin, Abbotsford; Michael Hight, Hawaii; great-grandchildren Lance, Ohio; Tristan and Tyler, Maple Ridge. Ward was a WWII Veteran in the Navy. He was the Past President of Softball BC from 1964-1970. He was an avid golfer to the age of 83 and was a member and Past President of Quilchena Golf Club in Richmond. Ward enjoyed sharing good times with his family and friends and his time at his trailer in Birch Bay. At Ward’s request there will be no funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

FORRESTER, Clifton Roger

With deep sadness we announce the passing of Clifton Roger Forrester on Sunday, October 17, 2010. Clifton passed away peacefully at Mountain View E.C.U. Family members Michael, Alex, Connor and Evan were with him when he passed. Clifton was predeceased by his loving wife, Phyliss Forrester, daughters Peggy Forrester and Tricia Hunter and brother James Forrester. He is survived by sister Muriel Forrester, grandchildren Michael Mathias (Cory Gill), Laura Foster (Barry Fero), and Samuel Hunter, also son-in-law John Hunter (Sun Fei Anna), great-grandchildren Evan, Alex, Connor and great-great-grandson Logan. Clifton worked at the Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC for 30 years. He then went on to work at the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission until he retired. He loved Japan and probably would have moved there if not for his family in Canada. He loved fishing and socializing with friends and we will miss him greatly. There will be a Celebration of Clifton’s Life held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm at his home in Ladner, 4996 Mariner Place, Delta, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be placed at www.deltafuneral.ca

JARDIE , Frances (Grazier, Hummel) Fran passed away peacefully at Delta View Life Enrichment Centre at the age of 86. She was born in Castor, Alberta on November 21, 1923, the eldest child of John and Katherine (Brunner) Hummel. She will be sadly missed by her children, Doris, Jim, Bill (Tina), Norm (Nicole) and Jackie (Colin); her grandchildren, Pat, Lisa, Sean, Jason, Calvin, Shelley, Trina, Terry, Michael, Donna, Matt, Kelsie, Jaylene, Hayley and her great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her sister Josephine, brother Clarence and survived by her brothers Larry, Dennis, James and sister Doris. Fran enjoyed working at the Richmond Hudson’s Bay store from its opening in 1970, until her retirement at the age of 72. Fran loved her Saturday nights out dancing with friends, sewing, gardening, travelling and Sunday dinner with her family who enjoyed her cooking and apple pies. The family is forever grateful to the staff of Delta View for the love and care she received as a resident of the Baycrest unit. A funeral mass was held on Thursday, October 21, at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church 3900 Arthur Dr. Ladner. Reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Animal Shelter would be appreciated.

Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

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POPOVICH, Walter October 1, 1935 - October 14, 2010. Long time resident of Tsawwassen and Sign painter/ artist Walter Popovich passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his children, Denise (Rob), Lydia (Bill), Dave and (Terri). He is also survived by his four grandsons, James, Danny, Bryan and Matthew as well as his companion and best friend Lil (Alice Surko). Walter was an avid golfer and belonged to the Tsawwassen Golf and Country Club 'Mens Club' for many years as well as a member of the 'T.O.O.B', Walter will be missed. No service by request, a celebration of Walter’s life will be held at a later date.

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HERBERT, Frederick George

Born – 5 Oct., 1923 ~ Died – 15 Oct., 2010 It is with great regret that we inform you of the death of Frederick Herbert who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Friday, the 15th of October, 2010 at the Delta Place Senior Nursing Home in Ladner, BC. Fred was born in Gateshead, England on October 5, 1923 and immigrated to Canada much later, where he met his wife Irene who passed away some years ago. Fred was a Veteran of the Second World War, being a Navigator in a Mosquito squadron for some years, and has several medals and decorations commemorating the fact. Fred also served for many years with the RCMP, reaching the rank of Sergeant. During this time, one of his duties was that of personal driver to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, then Prime Minister of Canada. Fred was also a Legion member for some 55 years. With no immediate family members remaining, his closest people to him were Mhel, the staff at the Nursing Home and Trevor, who was his Power of Attorney and Executor. Also sadly missing Fred will be some very close friends in England; Hanna, Ann, Fay and Phoebe. Fred, who still loved his daily can of beer and the occasional rum, was unfortunately wheelchair bound after falling and breaking his right hip twice. He was in good spirits and had a great birthday celebration on the 5th of October, with cake and all the staff of the Nursing Home and friends at his table, and of course his favourite glass of birthday rum. Memorial Service to be held at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC on Thursday, 28 October, 2010 at 11:am. Following the service there will be a ‘get-together’ at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 61 in Ladner. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ladner United Church, 4960 48 Avenue, Delta, BC, V4K 4X6 would be appreciated. Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

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Delta Community Living Society is a not for profit organization committed to providing the highest quality support for adults with developmental disabilities. We strive to be People Who Value People. We are currently recruiting for an experienced highly organized individual to join our Human Resources Team as the Program Staffing Coordinator. This position is a full time temporary contract position which ends on August 31, 2011. The successful candidate will manage the Casual Call-In System with emphasis on maintenance and security of the Casual Employee database, determining appropriate Casual relief staffing levels in conjunction with the Human Resources Manager and Coordinators, reviewing employee adherence to the Casual Call-In System regulations and, filling vacancies, producing documentation and developing a professional working relationship with Coordinators and staff, updating Casual staff seniority. The ideal candidate will have completion of Grade 12, including business administration courses, or the equivalent education, plus knowledge and skills acquired from working 5-6 years in a fast paced team environment. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, possess an excellent phone etiquette and strong computer skills with the ability to type 50wpm. Well developed interpersonal skills are essential for success in this position. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Human Resources and familiarity with collective agreement language and adherence. Please apply before November 3, 2010 to: HR DEPARTMENT – DELTA COMMUNITY LIVING SOCIETY Email: mdanyluk@dcls.ca Fax: 604-952-6473

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MOVING soon MUST sell! Thomasville Mystique Dining Ste, 6ft table x 45in & 2 inserts, Hutch w/glass & lights 6ft x 19in, 8 chairs, $2500. Sony Trinitron TV 36in & cabinet $100. Pool/ Billiard Table 3/4 size + extras, $200. Norris Metal Safe 4ftx4ft $200. All OBO. 778-552-5557

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Insulation Sales Manager Required for established insulation company in lower Mainland. Fax resume to 604-572-5278

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Full Time & Part Time ECE with Infant Toddler Certificate required for a large & busy Daycare Centre in Tsawwassen. Competitive wage & benefits. Send cover letter with resume to: nancylh@telus.net

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Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using non-destructive testing. No Exp. Needed!! Plus Extensive paid travel. meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills NeededAbility to travel 3 months at a time Valid AZ, DZ class 3 or 1 High School Diploma or GED Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers, Click here to apply, key word Driver.

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Greenhouse Worker

Seasonal workers required for tomato greenhouse for pruning, picking, grading and general crop labour. Experience working with plants an asset. Must have good balance and be comfortable working at heights up to 1.8m in warm greenhouse environment. Hours are 8 hours/day, 6 days/wk. Starting Jan. 4/11 Sundays off. Work day normally starts at 6am. Pay rate is $9.14/hour. Please fax resume to (604) 940-1118 or email to mpgh@dccnet.com

Stall Cleaners & Turn-out Horse farm in Ladner seeks Mon. - Fri. morning stall cleaners & turnout. Must have previous experience with horses and own transportation. 604-880-8687 or email

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Medical Office Trainees Needed!

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

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

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Antiques

ANTIQUE CHAIR, oak, navy blue fabric, 50yrs old, exc cond. $175 obo. Call 604-952-4402

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CASH FOR YOUR STUFF! - TV SERIES A new series called 'Canadian Pickers' is looking for people who have LOTS of vintage items, memorabilia, collectibles, or antiques to sell for cash. A spin-off of the popular 'American Pickers' television show airing on the History Channel, our hosts want to meet people and hear their stories as they travel across the country looking for hidden treasures. Attics, barns, yards or basements full of stuff--we’re looking for you! We’ll be heading to B.C. November 25-30. Please call Jeff at Cineflix Productions 416 531 2500 ext. 184 or email jsturge@cineflix.com

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SCOOTER, SHOPRIDER GK8, 4 wheel, 3 color options, used 3x, mint cond, cost $1800 sell $1000 firm. call Ann @ 604-943-0763

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FULL YEAR SEASONED Alder, Birch & Maple Firewood, Split & Delivered. 604-825-9264

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Furniture

VICTORIAN CHESTERFIELD 8’, beaut carved wood, deep wine colored velour $900. 1940’s stand up wood radio (not working) has been painted $125. Swivel chair, Ikea fabric, green/orange/cream floral $80. call 604-943-3102

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The month ahead features romance, pleasure, speculation, creativity, beauty and charming kids. You’ll ride a winning streak! These enjoyable matters were sprinkled through September and October, but now they flower more fully. A contentious, intense tone yields to a softer, affectionate “dalliance” atmosphere. An old flame might appear, if he/she has not already done so in the last two weeks. Sunday’s for fun, social delights. Retreat to rest, plan Monday/Tuesday. Your energy, magnetism and effectiveness soar Wednesday p.m. to Friday – go out, NOT within! Money caution Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead revolve around home, kids, property, security, soul, nutrition and Mother Nature. The friction that sandpapered these areas in recent weeks will fade – for two years. Now to January, affection fills your home. You’ll be charmed and charming! It’s a splendid time to decorate, vacation, take the kids to the pumpkin patch, etc. If you’re single, a romantic streak begins to wind through your days. If married, the boudoir brightens. If parenting, be gentle – you might push sports, adventure, too hard. Be ambitious Sunday. Happiness, hopes, plans and popularity Monday/ Tuesday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Communications, paperwork, details, errands, short trips, siblings and casual acquaintances fill the weeks ahead. Much of this continues September/October’s trends, but in bigger, luckier ways. The focus of communications changes from sex, finances, mutual property, big changes, power plays, secrets, to something lighter, more gracious: affection/sensuality, earnings instead of assets, compromise instead of power plays, etc. Less is at stake, and that buoys your heart! Still, you’ll be short-tempered on the home front to early December: make peace! Social joys Wednesday-Friday!

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Condos/ Townhouses

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6508

Apt/Condos

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LADNER 3 bdrm $1,020 incl., heat, h/w, prkg. Some pets ok. No dogs. No smoking. 604-940-8726

Surrey SRY, Scott Rd/69 Ave. 2 BR + den, 2 full baths, f/p, 5 appl, u/grd prkg. 1,000 sf. Ns/np. $1,100/mo. Immed. Near bus. 604-418-6486

Surrey

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6050

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Lots & Acreage

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Houses - Sale

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A month of mystery, of psychological, financial and sexual depths awaits you. You might be “tied to” another’s finances, might invest, or take on a mortgage or other large debt. The end result will be a change in your lifestyle. This change might occur through other avenues also: health adjustments, sexual involvements (or pregnancy) etc. It’s a time of commitment and consequence. It’s also, to some degree, a time of karma – I hope you’ve been good! Research, intuition and subconscious promptings aid you. Chase money, shop early Sunday. Thursday to Saturday are sexy, romantic! Taurus April 20-May 20: The weeks ahead feature relationships – of all stripes, from marriage and business partnerships, to agreements, contracts, negotiations, dealings with the public, and the bevy of new relationships that relocation would entail. You are no longer (as in recent weeks) meeting friction and challenge from others. Now forward (to January) most dealings and links become unusually affectionate and gracious. Everyone wants to please – you included! It’s likely that a former bond, an “ex” or a former opportunity (relocation, business, public dealings, etc.) will loom large. Talk it up, Thursday. Gemini May 21-June 20: The next few weeks bring drudgery, chores, health concerns, machinery repairs/purchases and increased dependents’ needs. All these detracted from the pleasures of the last few weeks. So now the cosmos balances: during this “drudgery month” your chores will tend to be light and enjoyable, co-workers will be affectionate (or at least nice), dependents reward you and your health will improve...unless you have a sugar-related problem – e.g., diabetes. (If so, be vigilant through January.) Relationships grow fiery yet hopeful. Love could arise from an argument (and vice versa).

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6020

Feed & Hay

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Chase money during the weeks ahead. Buy/sell, cultivate new clients, seek a pay raise, etc. Also focus on, and complete, major tasks or health fixes. Putting them off would interfere with the lucky opportunities and relationship potentials of 2011. To late January, your work scene features intensity, longer hours and creativity – it’s one of the more interesting things in your life, until 2011.“Heavy” money issues enter Sunday (mortgage, investment, etc.) – be calm, even passive. Wisdom, gentle love early week. Ambitious wishes furthered Thursday/Friday, not before. A happy weekend! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Weariness ends – your energy, charisma and effectiveness rise – especially in money areas. For the next six weeks, increased money will come from work or health events, perhaps from overtime hours, sales. Though more money comes, strictly beware a simultaneous, unconscious need to overspend. You could purchase machinery or repairs – haggle, go slow, don’t “spend automatically.” A relationship puzzles you Sunday (perhaps because it’s going to end soon). Mysteries, hidden “treasure,” sexual lures fill Monday/Tuesday. Sweet, gentle love Wednesday-Friday. Be ambitious Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Rest through late November. Contemplate, plan, be charitable and spiritual, connect with institutions, government agencies. All these proceed splendidly, but other, more hectic pursuits meet headwinds, mainly because your energy and charisma are low. People don’t want to follow your lead right now. This could be a problem, because you’re feeling more determined, assertive and impatient than usual. Dicey combination! Turn that drive into creative pursuits. Indulge yourself with a little pleasure to defuse your ferocity. Valuable secrets surface Wednesday-Friday – pounce Thursday p.m.!

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Oct. 24 - Oct. 30 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A month of happiness stretches before you! Your popularity will rise. Social delights, optimism, bright future plans and group activities await. A light flirtation could occur – it could be more than that if you meet in a group. Sunday accents romance.Tackle chores Monday to Wednesday morning. Relationships loom large Wednesday noon to Friday eve. There’s a disappointment or obstacle here Thursday morning, but otherwise these few days offer success in negotiations, agreements, love, partnerships, meeting or serving the public. Be open, other-oriented and eager! Mysteries, Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead luckily feature ambition, career, prestige relationships and your reputation. Climb the ladder, boost your position in the world! Bosses, parents and higher-ups will (by Thursday onward) drop the impatience and temperament of the last two months.They will strongly favour you now into next January: you’ll be surprised at how graciously you and your proposals are received. Travel and socializing issue a siren song for six weeks – enjoy, but don’t be overly distracted. Romance, creative urges and pleasure call you Monday/Tuesday. Tackle work after Thursday morning, not before. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Understanding replaces mystery, light replaces dark, a philosophical attitude supplants lust.You grow more calm and compassionate. You see your future more clearly, making this and the next few weeks a splendid time to make life-affecting decisions. You might wed, or meet an important love, in the few months ahead. Travel, read, communicate Sunday. Be near home or in contact with family – or pursue security, property goals – Monday/Tuesday. Romance, a creative surge or speculative urge comes Wednesday to Friday – it’s a trap to Thursday morning, succeeds after. Chores Saturday! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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6508

Apt/Condos

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, cozy garden level, furn, Tsaw suit 1 ns, np, own entry, $700 incls, Nov 1. 604-948-9910

CHOOSE YOUR NEW HOME FROM OUR LIST OF WELL MAINTAINED AND MANAGED SUITES!

TSAWWASSEN Shawnigan

1 and 2 bedroom suites available in a 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

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

LADNER

Harbourside

Affordable 1and 3 bedroom suites 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 info please call 604-946-9268

Evergreen Lane

1 and 2 bedroom suites available in one of our four well maintained bldgs. Located near shops, school and bus routes. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets and drapes. To view these suites please call 604-946-2694

Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required WWW.CENTURY GROUP.CA/ SURREY/CITY CENTREQUATTRO - 13733 & 13789 107A New Junior 1 & 2 bdrm suites, all appliances, alarm, large patio, granite countertops, sec. prkg, storage&gym, short walk to sky train, shops & bus W&D Avail.Now $750 & up N/S N/P. Sutton Group Email: homesforlease@ shaw.ca for a full list of rentals available or call Cindy at 604-807-1105.

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 1 BDRM, $775 Nov 1 BACHELOR STE $675, Nov 1 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733

6515

Duplexes - Rent

6540

MacGregor Realty & Mgmt. Your local Property Manager

Darin Mould

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2 BR, 1150sf rancher, Fenton Dr. huge lot, nr downtown Ladner & schools, 2 car carport, wd, now, $1550. 604-940-3304. 644-2827

5 BR 2900sf, 2.5bath, reno & new paint, 2 wood fp, 3 appls, Tsaw. near schools, bus route, ns, np, $2100, avail now, 604-322-5260 BEACHGROVE LOVELY 2 bdrm rancher f/p. w/d, garage. $1400. N/S, N/P Immed.. 604-250-1522 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 7 Bdrm HOUSE w/3 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,488M WHITE ROCK - 15532 Madrona Drive 3 bdrm, HOUSE on quiet Cul-de-Sac, huge fenced yard, dbl garage, 2yr old roof. $1,688M Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663

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TSAW T/H, 3BR, 2.5 ba,2000sf, full bsmt, 6appl, $1800, n/s, u/g prgk, Nov 1, lease, 604-948-0800 WANTED: 3 bdrm house (TSAW) for 3 f/time (smoking) adults & 3 indoor cats $1200 - 1400 per mth. Need fenced yard, ample parking (2 vehicles & small camper), washer/dryer, fridge/stove. Required around Feb 2011. Email Amanda: minapgp@yahoo.com

6555

6565

Great Family Home - 2 level, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, 2102 sqft, Main floor features living room, dining room kitchen & 3 bedrooms, lower level features rec room, den, workshop & laundry room, park-like yard, great neighbour hood, no smoking, no pets Available Nov. 1st. $1850 Tsawwassen Central - Over 1200 sq.ft. This pan-abode rancher has 3bdrm, 1bath. You can experience the log cabin feel. Private deck, skylights, carport and more! Private hedged estate property. Available Now! $2200

LADNER

River House Residence Sunset over Marina & Deas Island with River and Mountain views. Beautiful executive 2 bedroom, s/s appliances, extra large sundeck, maple kitchen, granite bar, large separate liv rm & dinrm. Mst/bdrm offers f/p, 5 pc ensuite, soaker tub and dbl shower. N/S, N/P Available Nov 1st. $2100

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Suites/Partial Houses

3 BDRM Tsawwassen, upper level, 1200sf + 400sf sunny deck, in nice neighborhood, near parks & schools, quiet. Driveway parking, private entr. Clean & bright. 1.5 baths, f/p, newer appls, d/w, shared w/d. Owner takes care of lawn & garden, $1350 + % utils. N/S, N/P. Refs, 778-848-8361 3 BR Central Tsaw, clean upper flr, newly reno’d, insuite w/d, n/s, n/p. $1525 incl utils 604-716-8080 3 BR upper, 2 bath storage, avail Nov 1, $1300+.& 3 Br bsmt, avail Dec 1, $1000+, Ladner, 5 appls, yard, +utils, ns, 604-765-3642 BOUNDARY BAY, large 2 br own entry, share wd, fp, ns, np $950+$100 utils, 604-943-8878

Office/Retail Rent

FOR LEASE

Office Space- 353sf in professional office bldg, 2nd flr, elevator & secure indoor prkg. 4840 Delta Street, Ladner. Ph: Gertie’s Cell 604-306-4563 or email: henneken@shaw.ca INDIVIDUAL 2ND flr offices avail in a professional building located in Tsaw. For info 604-943-4379

LADNER 1 BR bsmt suite, new bath, h/wood, n/s, no pets, Nov 1st., $700 incl utils. 604-773-9615

Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmt in Ladner, $750, incld hydro & cable, share wd, ns, np, avail immed, 604-946-5777

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BR, 2 level t/house, 1 bath, 5 appls, Ladner, fenced yard, $950, ns, np, Dec 1, 604-818-6885

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1990 BMW M5, only 48,000 km, all original, like new. $18,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

9125

1998 HONDA Accord, 4 dr, auto, fully equipped, A-1 cond, new brakes, exhaust, Aircared, highway driven $2,850. 604-524-6567

1998 HONDA CIVIC EX 149 km, silver honda serviced exc cond. 1 owner $3800. 604-275-7968

Advanced Concrete Enhancements Limited

Placing, finishing, Specializing in stamped concrete, overlays, acid staining, counter tops, faux rock, (Waterfall and ponds)

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CONCRETE & ASPHALT

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

8075

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,900. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128

Drywall

GJ CONSTRUCTION Complete drywall, textured ceilings, Steel stud & T-bar etc. Free Est. Graham 604-644-6339

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*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

9145

Scrap Car Removal

8055

Cleaning

Domestic duo helping you with all of your cleaning requirements. Call for information Jennifer 604.720.7781 or Christy 778.834.2294

Ask about our 'mini maid' service.

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

Cleo’s Friendly Cleaning Services.

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EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

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8058

Computer Services

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THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

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BROOMS

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Electrical

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1999 CHRYSLER Neon, auto, aircared, 170 K, $4000 spent on it. $2150 obo. 604-946-2885

#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

makes your computer work again! Best rates on the market. Guaranteed Virus Removal.

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Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8090

Fencing/Gates

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8125

Gutters

EDGEMONT GUTTERS

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8130

Handyperson

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Lawn & Garden

Custom Decking & Fencing Flagstone & Paver Patios Landscaping Hedging & Pruning Painting Home & Garden Renovations

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HANDYMAN SERVICES Electrical, Gutters, Fencing, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flooring Renovations, Sheds, Contracting & more Affordable, friendly, fast, reliable, local, guaranteed Senior Discounts Call Phil 604-307-6840

Too much to do, not enough time? ... I can help! • Lawn maintenance • Window cleaning Designs • Prunning • • Gutter •cleaning • Lawns • Fences • Decks • • Pressure washing • Stone/Masonary • • Pruning and Hedging • Rubbish Call Hans JOHNremoval 604-943-4546 (WCB Insured) Tel: 604-948-0267 • 604-842-1468

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8180

Home Services

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604-649-0502 (cell)

Lawn Maint. window & gutter cleaning, pressure washing, rubbish removal etc. 604-948-0267

8155

Landscaping

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★ Hedging ★ Pruning ★ Lawn Maintenance ★ Locally owned ★ Refs. avail ★ Free estimates. Call Clayton 604-314-8273

8160

Lawn & Garden

For anything Yard Related!

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158

8160

West Coast Cedar Installations

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8073 Delta PC Service & Consulting

Fencing/Gates

DON’S AFFORDABLE DRYWALL PHONE/FAX 778-218-3403

#22047 License 2006 VOLVO V70, 103K, fully loaded, blk heater, Volvo service warr 2 yrs $18,850, 604-986-5427

8090

Custom fencing, decking EST 1991

Concrete

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Domestic

2 BDRM g/lvl, Ladner, $975 incl util, carport, priv ent, shr w/d, n/s, sm pet ok. Dec 1 604-790-7058

2 BR unique private 1100sf, fp, newer appls. Ladner, bus route, decks, suit 1 or 2 mature ns np, $1375incl util Nov. 604-968-3475

1991 ACURA Integra RS, 2 dr h/b, red, well maintained, a/cared, fun to drive $1650 604-709-0701

2007 TOYOTA Camry, red, auto, 6 cyl, exc cond, like new, 24,000 kms, $20,000. 604-464-4172

Pays $150 minimum

2 BR Tsaw, large kitchen & living rm, wd, cable, quiet, ns, np. now $990+1/2utils, 604-760-9591

CERT. COMPUTER & net coach for small bus., moms & seniors. Provide lessons, maint. & trouble shooting. Miriam 778-888-3499

8080

1 BR+ den, ground level, semi beach, d/w, w/d, n/s, no dogs, $1000+ % utils. 604-943-4008

2 BR, large, Ladner, pool, share wd, ns, np, quiet, avail Nov 1, $950 incl utils, 604-626-7121

Computer Services

8058

8060

LADNER WEST. 1 BR and Den, own W/D, reno’d. N/S, No pets. $900. Avail now. 604-946-4840

1 BR, Central Ladner, spacious ground level suite, $750 incls utils, ns, Dec. 1. 604-946-1064

2 BR E. Ladner new, own ent, gas f/p, d/w, stor, Nov 1/15, ns np, $1150/mo all incl. 604-319-2731

1990 TOYOTA Corolla stationwagon, 184,220 kms, 4 cylinder, air conditioning, new automatic transmission, 4 new winter tires. Call 604-985-9407 to inquire.

2002 PORSCHE Boxster S, only 78,000km, 6-speed, immac. $19,800 D24627 604-987-3876

1 BR in 5 br, Ladner farm house, share bath & wd, $450 all incls. ns, np, immed, 604-946-1111

6602

Sports & Imports

LADNER: 2 BR Bsmt newly reno’d. Bright, large. All new appls. n/s, n/p. nr all amens. Responsible tenants, ref’s. $1000 + share utils. Oct 1 or 15. 604-807-1732 after 3:30pm

Shared Accommodation

6595-25

9160

COACH HOUSE bachelor apt. Central Ladner quiet & secure, Heat incl. w/d n/s no pets avail. Nov. 1 $900/month Murray (604)940-7284

Mobiles/Pads

RV SPACE www.sunnypointroberts.com 360-945-1986

6595 Peninsula Property Management TSAWWASSEN

Houses - Rent

6602

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8185

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Painting/ Wallpaper

Drainage

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Call ThE Experts HANDYMAN SERVICES

TREE SERVICE

Royal Wood Tree Care

Bermuda John

“Trim your trees, cut your costs”

Tree Removal Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming

Honest & Dependable

Stump Grinding Fully Insured ISA Member

H: 604-943-0084

No Job too Small

604.948.3199 778.688.1950

C: 604-916-6187

• • • • • • •

HEATING & PLUMBING

Lawn Cutting Weeding Power Washing Trash Removal Dump Runs Deliveries Pick-Ups

Godiva Heating furnace and heating services on demand tankless hot water service • repair • installations

604.943.7770

Erin Way, S Delta V4M 1K2 | licensed & insured

COMPUTER REPAIRS @ DeltaGeeks.net

TREE SERVICE

Dale McLean, Certified Arborist

In-Store & On-site Service * Virus & Spyware Removal * Mac & PC All Upgrades * Network Solutions Reliable Custom Built PCs and Laptops

McLean Tree and Hedge - Arborist reports for Development Applications - Tree pruning and removal - Hedge renovation and trimming - Danger tree- Certified Tree Risk Assessor

Hotline: 604-943-8318

Tel: 604-943-8775 Cell: 778-232-1888

DeltaGeeks.net

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To place your ad in “Call the Experts,” call 604-630-3300 Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

PRIMO PAINTING

Cascadia Painting

Interior & Exterior

* EXCELLENT PRICES *

Angela Wells

Free Est./Written Guarantee

CASCADIA PAINTING

No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

Interior & Exterior WCB and Liability Insured

604-943-4024 CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD.

Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

BEST IN CLASS Painting

Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.

Mark 778-323-1045

Paving/Seal Coating

8205

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

RED SEAL

Drainage & Plumbing Inc.

Plumbing, Drainage, Repairs & Installation

Main sewer lines, water lines, camera inspections, plugged drains, hot water tanks and drain tiles. 24/7 Emergency available Sat/Sun/Holidays Licensed, Insured, Bonded

604-618-4988

CASH & SONS PAINTING LTD

Interior/Res./Commercial ★We WILL PAY the HST!★ Let us Transform your old Kitchen Cabinets ! ■ 25yrs exp. Guaranteed! Call Allan 778-242-4589

BOUNDARY BAY WINDOW WASHING • Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters

Steve Watts 604-943-4134 778-228-5639

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

AL’S CERAMIC TILE

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodelling Bathroom & Shower Repairs 20 years experience Free estimates

604-948-9573 Cell: 604-836-8943

cameron construction 10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005

PLUMBERS

Interior/Exterior Specialist

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

604-724-3832

Panorama Plumbing Heating/ Gas Services No job too small or too big Res/Comm 604-818-7801 www.panoramaplumbing.com

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Member: Better Business Bureau

TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, yard clean up - Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255

ADDITIONS & COMPLETE RENOVATIONS: kitchens, bath, windows, flooring, decks & fencing

ticketed carpenter • 25 yrs. exp.

604-948-9183 or cell: 604.992.8182

8225

Takes Pride in Quality Workmanship New Construction to Remodels

778.434.2456 Building on your ideas.

Pressure Washing

Kitchens, Baths, Home Repairs, Decks....

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

Moving & Storage

604.374.2360 info@greentimberhomereno.ca

P.R. Remodelling Kitchens, Bathrooms, Drywall, Tiling, etc. 20 years exp. & ref’s European craftsmanship

Call Paul 778-434-2437 for free estimate

Commercial

- reduce your costly commercial square footage/ reclaim your garage & yard increase your profit by storing offsite at move that huge boat or RV reduced rates renovating 24/7 Secure store those precious keepsakes

2 locations: LADNER

POINT ROBERTS

604-946-0020 360-945-MINI (6464)

RDM ENTERPRISES For All Your Household Repairs and Renovations. Interior and Exterior Finishing, Kitchens, Bathrooms and Plumbing Refs Avail. Free Estimates

8250

Roofing

JJ Roofing • Repairs • Reroof • New Roof We cover the H.S.T.

SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured

604-726-6345

Rob 604-946-4796

MACROOFING.CA

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

Residential & Commercial Tar & Gravel to Torch On Conversion Shell Busey’s Referral Network ★ Govt Certified ★ 20 yrs exp Visa & MasterCard

778-237-ROOF (7663)

ROOFING OUR SPECIALTY

PIONEER

STRUCTURES LTD. Local 35 Yrs + Construction Exp.

Additions & Reno’s, Int/Ext. Decks, Fencing & General Home Improvements.

Lorne 604-841-7052

8250

Roofing

778.886.8541 Licensed, Insured, WCB

TMO Contracting

TOP DAWG

ROOFING Delta’s #1 Residential Roofers No Job Too Big or Too Small • Free Est.

778-883-3294 www.topdawgroofing.ca

ON SIDE ROOFING & RENOVATIONS Darren Cell:

778.869.2767

A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est 10% disc, WCB, Liability Insured. Jag 778-892-1530

8255

Rubbish Removal

'You Call It, We Haul It!' ROD’S HAUL-IT-AWAY

Rubbish Removal and Recycling

778-668-HAUL (4285)

Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●

LARRY’S CLEAN-UP

Over 25 years serving South Delta

• Rubbish Removal • Reno Clean-Up • Yard Trimmings • Gutter Cleaning

604-649-9600 Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

Trips start at

$49

B i n s f ro m 7 - 2 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

John 778-288-8009 10% OFF with this ad

DISPOSAL BINS 4 - 40 yard bins. Starting from $179 including dump fees. Disposal King, 604-306-8599

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8309

Tiling

AL’S CERAMIC TILE. Supply & install, samples avail. Free est. 604-948-9573, cell 604-836-8943

8315

Tree Services

ROYAL WOOD TREE CARE Removals/pruning/stumpgrinding Hedge Maint. Call 604-916-6187 Tree Removal - Stump Grinding Branch Chipping * Free Est. * WCB Local resident, 34 yrs. 604-943-0043

8335

Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

604-244-9446 Established 1963

Getting Ready to Move?

ON SIDE ROOFING & RENO’S Call Darren. Office 604-952-0798 or cell 778-869-2767

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now & we pay ½ the HST

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

8250

Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

SSK ROOFING & SIDING Re-roofing. Gutters. WCB / BBB 604-787-4622 or 778 240-6513

Roofing

Certified Plumber

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE Personal

Renovations & Home Improvement

Office:

Power Washing

Exterior House Cleaning Driveways, Painting & Sealing A name you can trust

8240

604.952.0798

www.danielscarpentry.net

Need Space? We Have It!

-

Power Washing

Scott Cameron

D&M PAINTING

8185

8225

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

RESIDENTIAL DIVISION LTD.

Tried & True Since 1902

• BBB • RCABC • GAF/ELK Master Elite Contractor • Residential Roofing • Liability Coverage and WCB • Designated Project Managers • Homes & Strata • Third Party Inspection Installations & Repairs Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate •• 24 Hr Emergency Service Quote code 2010 for a 5% discount www.crownresidentialroofing.com

Refer to the Home Services section for all your home improvement, decorating, and design needs. CLASSIFIED

604-630-3300


October 23, 2010 The Delta Optimist A43

2003 CADILLAC ESCALADE

$

19,980 #71995A

2005 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER

2006 LEXUS IS250

V8 limited featuring leather, 4x4, premium sound, roof rack, tow package, very rare and immacutately loaded with power windows, heated seats, sunroof! Low financing available. All trades welcome!

Pearl White with Black leather! Local, clean car with low kms, featuring leather/sunroof package was over $56,000 new.

#72021A

#71763B

26,868

$

DUECK PRICE

Bullitt with only 13,000kms, local, no accidents, power windows, door locks, remote keyless rare and loaded!!!

25,390

$

2003 BMW M3 CABRIOLET

2008 NISSAN ROGUE SL

Silver, 6 Speed with Power Soft Top, Sport Mode with 19” Alloys and new tires!!! Alltrades welcome, come drive and buy!

AWD, local, no accidents, sunroof, grey, power windows, door locks, remote keyless, traction control, cruise, 17” alloys, Great, great fuel economy!

#71865C

19,780

$

AS LOW AS $219 BI-WEEKLY

DUECK PRICE AS LOW AS $259 BI-WEEKLY

WITH LOW FINANCING AVAILABLE

2009 TOYOTA PRIUS

2008 RANGE ROVER SPORT

2007 SOLSTICE CONVERTIBLE

Supercharged with DVD navigation, grey, only 27,000 kms, local, leather, park sensors, fully equipped with low financing and leasing available!!!

Power windows, soft top convertible, premium sound and great MPG!!!

Low, low kms, great commuter with great financing available! Local with power windows, door locks, remote keyless, cruise, loaded and immaculate reduced!

#71987A

DUECK PRICE

#71976A

18,755

$

DUECK PRICE

AS LOW AS $149 BI-WEEKLY

2003 DODGE DURANGO

DUECK PRICE

63,995

2007 EXPEDITION

Blue/Black interior, 7 seater, AWD, local, power windows, door locks, remote keyless entry, cruise, CD, A/C, new tires, full safety inspection and ICBC history!!

#72023A

$

7 SEATER. White, navigation, 4x4, pwr windows & locks, keyless entry, cruise, great condition!

DUECK PRICE

#52173B

$

21,680

8,495

$

21,890

FINANCING AVAILABLE

2003 DODGE CARAVAN Silver, 1 owner, local, low kms, safety inspection, full ICBC reports, great people mover!!

$

$

6,995 #72025B

#72033A

2006 BMW 325CI Local featuring the M-Sport package! Very low kms with sunroof, manual transmission, carbon black with carbonfibre, m sidesill, lip spoiler, short shifter, sport wheel, the ultimate driver’s car! Was $23,980

#72022A

20,890

$

DUECK PRICE AS LOW AS $189 BI-WEEKLY

DUECK PRICE AS LOW AS $175 BI-WEEKLY

1995 GMC TAHOE

2007 CHEVY AVALANCHE LTZ

Local, 1 owner, no accidents LT with only 105,000 original kms, leather, 4x4, CD, A/C, power windows, door locks, this vehicle is absolutely immaculate and incredibly amazing. Bought from and serviced with Dueck for entire life of vehicle. Absoltely must be seen and driven. All trades welcome!!!

White, black, leather, local, sunroof, 4x4, rear DVD entertainment, low kms, park sensors, absolutely babied, never off-road!! Low financing available.

#71794A

18,540

$

DUECK PRICE AS LOW AS $129 BI-WEEKLY

2003 NISSAN SENTRA 4 door, automatic, local, A/C, power windows, door locks, cruise, great on gas, perfect first car, babied with TLC!

#72025C

DUECK PRICE

#72019A

5,995

$

DUECK PRICE #71933B

6,995

$

DUECK PRICE

31,230

$

2002 NISSAN MAXIMA

2009 PONTIAC G5

Power windows, door locks, 3.5 litre V6, engine of the year award 12 years in a row! Super low kms, super clean! Must be seen and driven!

Silver, low kms, great student car, local, no accidents, alloys, power windows, door locks, remote keyless, great on gas, very reliable!

#52079B

ONLY

23,980

$

#72017B

7,250

$

DUECK PRICE FINANCING AVILABLE

IN THE MARKET FOR A NEW CAR? LOOK NO FURTHER! WE HAVE ACCESS TO OVER 500 QUALITY PRE-OWNED VEHICLES OF ALL MAKES AND MODELS

#72013A

$

11,890

DUECK PRICE AS LOW AS $109 BI-WEEKLY

2005 MAZDA 3 GT

Sport sunroof, Auto, 17” tires, rain sensor, Light Sensor, Speed Sensor, Financing Available!!

AS LOW AS $99 Bi-WEEKLY

16,890

$

#993869/C

DUECK RICHMOND

10236055

Local with no accidents, silver, mechanically and cosmetically absolutely immaculate and full ICBC and safety inspections available. Low kms with 1 owner and all service done at the dealer. New Michelin tires. Low financing available and trades welcome!!

2008 FORD MUSTANG

Hwy 99 and the Tunnel 12100 Featherstone Way, Richmond

Prices net of all rebates & incentives, Eco rebates, and GM Loyalty. Taxes and levies extra. Vehicle price does not include registration fee of $549, *To qualify for GM Loyalty program customers must be current GM veicle owners for a minimum of 6 months to qualify. All finance offers on approved credit. *All payments are with $2,000 down over 72 months @ 7.9% OAC plus fees & taxes.

10229659

(604) 273-1311


A44 The Delta Optimist October 23, 2010

PRICES EFFECTIVE:

Sunday, Oct. 24th Saturday, Oct. 30th, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Canadian

INSIDE ROUND Fresh ROASTS 98

2

/lb

5 lb RUSSET Bag POTATOES

B.C. Grown

QUALITY MEATS

Boneless

1

FLETCHER’S BACON

/lb

4.37/kg

500 g Pkg.

98

2

/ea

Fresh

BONE-IN HAM STEAKS

48 /lb

98 /lb

6.57/kg

4

Fresh

.48

5.47/kg

Imported

98

/lb

1.50/kg

HOT HOUSE PEPPERS

Selected Varieties, 8 Inch

2 lb Bag

8

/ea

California Grown

Sweet

/lb

1 lb Clamshell

1

B.C. FRESH PRODUCE

FRESH FRUIT & BERRY PIES

Assorted Colour

B.C. Grown

2

/ea

STRAWBERRIES

.68

98

1

98

Fresh

e GREEN Larg ZUCCHINI

/lb

1.06/kg

BABY Seedless WATERMELON

10.98/kg

98

Or Meat Pies

3.70/kg

/lb

Imported

MADE FRESH IN B.C.

/lb

Or Granny Smith Apples

8.77/kg

GROUND TURKEY THIGH

Ripple Creek Farm

2

68

Right From The Orchard

FFRRIIGGHHTTFFUULLLLYY LLOOWW PPRRIICCEESS!! Ripple Creek Farm

Black GRAPES Or Red

B.C. Grown

SPIRAL HAM PORTIONS

Regular Or Thick

4

3

/ea

FUJI APPLES

Boneless/Skinless

98

.58 1

CHICKEN THIGHS Fresh

Imported

Seedless

QUALITY MEATS

PORK SIRLOIN CHOPS

PINK GRAPEFRUIT

California Grown

2for 5

6.57/kg

Fair Trade

88 /ea

HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS

98

B.C. Grown

/ea

We reserve the right

to limit quantities. 4857 Elliot Street, Ladner Open Sunday - Saturday, 7 am to 6 pm

Wk 44

2

98

/ea

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