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Celebrating the life of Edgar Dunning PHOTO BY


Rev. Jim Short (left), Brianna Darlington, Dorothy Nielson and Susan Darlington sing at the celebration of life ceremony for Edgar Dunning yesterday at the South Delta Baptist Church in Tsawwassen. The celebration was a fitting send off for the personable Dunning, whose life was remembered with stories which brought laugher. A concert band played several tunes Dunning had previously said he’d like to hear at his memorial service. Short described him as a true renaissance man. Mayor Lois Jackson said he will be missed. The longtime newsman and historian died Oct. 23. He was 100. Dunning, whose family started the Optimist in 1922, was a former president of the Delta Board of Trade as well as helping found groups like the Delta Historical and Museum Society, Kinsmen Club of Ladner and the Delta Community Band Society. Dunning, a beloved Delta storyteller, received numerous awards during his life, including the first Freedom of the Municipality in 2004.

Berner gets 2.5-year sentence

Prison term, which will be appealed, handed out for her role in 2008 crash that killed Alexa Middelaer JESSICA KERR

Carol Berner was sentenced to two and a half years behind bars Friday afternoon but could be out on bail in the coming days after her lawyer launches an appeal Monday. Just minutes after Berner was led away in handcuffs her lawyer, David Tarnow, announced that he will be filing an appeal first thing Monday morning. Judge Peder Gulbransen handed down the sentence in Surrey

Provincial court. Berner was convicted in July of impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in the May 17, 2008 crash that killed four-yearold Alexa Middelaer and injured her aunt Daphne Johanson. Alexa and her aunt had been feeding a horse in the 4300-block of 64th Street in East Ladner when a car driven by Berner plowed into them. The little girl was fatally wounded and died

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later at B.C. Children’s Hospital. Johanson was seriously injured, underwent extensive surgery, spent four weeks in hospital and several months in a wheelchair. The Crown had asked for a three to five year sentence with a five to seven year driving ban. The defense asked for a suspended sentence that could be served in the community. Addressing the court on Monday, Berner said, “If there was anything I could do or say to take away your pain, I would. All I can do is take responsibility for

my actions.” There was a brief delay in the proceedings when, after finishing her statement, Berner had a severe panic attack. The courtroom was cleared and after some time, Berner was led from the courtroom by a supporter. It was an emotional day for all as members of Alexa Middelaer’s family read out victim impact statements. Laurel Middelaer told a packed courtroom that she is still haunted by what she witnessed that day.

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TransLink looking to taxpayers

More sought from homeowners to help pay for expanded bus service and construction of Evergreen Line BY


TransLink wants to dig even deeper into homeowners’ pockets. TransLink’s board essentially gave an ultimatum to Metro Vancouver mayors this week, requesting additional funding to build the $1.4 billion Evergreen Line. Two transit service improvement options were presented, both including the rapid transit line. The mayors were told they risked losing millions in federal funding if the financing wasn’t secured by a deadline. The extra funding reportedly works out to an additional $60 in property tax for an average Metro Vancouver home valued at $600,000. In Delta, the average assessed value of a home is currently $488,000. In two years, if the average value reaches the $500,000 mark, the tax hit would be around $50, noted Delta budgeting manager Vivian Koo, saying the increase would depend


Expanded bus service south of the Fraser River is part of TransLink’s plan. on the value of homes at the time. Koo said TransLink is permitted to raise its share of property taxes by a certain percentage every year, but any additional funding for big projects has to be approved by regional mayors. In a letter to the mayors, board chair Dale Parker noted the recommended option for the supplemental

increase would also add over 425,000 hours of annual service to bus routes. Based on current usage, that represents the capacity to provide over 23 million more transit trips per year. Parker said the South of the Fraser region would receive half of the additional bus service hours, which would make over 11 million more rides per year available in the area.

Noting a vehicle levy couldn’t be implemented by the federal funding deadline, Parker also said there would be future “important projects that will justify future supplements as the region grows.” Saying the mayors are left in a position where their only input into transit proposals is to say yes or no to funding requests, Delta South MLA Vicki

Huntington believes homeowners are already maxed out when it comes to taxation. “My personal view is they just simply have to find either more efficiencies in the system or they have to scale back their needs. I just don’t know any other way around it. You cannot keep asking these homeowners to keep footing these bills,” said

Huntington. TransLink is offering to fund the first year of the new three-year plan from its reserves, giving the mayors and provincial government time to act on a memorandum of understanding they signed in late September and develop new sources of funding to avoid further increases to property taxes. While the possibility of vehicle levies has been a contentious topic, at this point it’s not clear if future alternate sources could also include the possibility of bridge and tunnel tolls, something that certainly wouldn’t go over well in South Delta. Mayor Lois Jackson, in an interview last month, said TransLink was doing the planning for transportation without a real mandate for planning, which is normally done at the regional district. At that time she said she wasn’t prepared to consider any further taxation on homeowners. The TransLink Mayors’ Council will vote on the increase Dec. 9.

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Coast Mountain Bus Company workers were repairing a bus stop on 56th Street and 6th Avenue that didn’t fare too well in a collision with a car last week.

Flight schools seeking compensation for losses

A group of Boundary Bay Airport flight schools is among those filing a lawsuit against the federal government for loss of revenue and increased expenses during the Vancouver Winter Olympics, it was announced

Wednesday. The Pacific Flying Club, Pacific Professional Flight Centre and Montair Aviation are included among the six proposed plaintiffs, an Air Transport Association of Canada press

release stated. The claims are in excess of $1 million and the lawsuit is expected to be brought before the Supreme Court of B.C. Increased security restrictions were in place from Jan. 29 to March 24 for the

Olympics. Air operators say their businesses were significantly impaired because of the regulations. Restrictions included extensive prescreening for pilots, instructors and students.

If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is. That’s the message from Delta police this week after an attempted real estate fraud. The suspect(s) set up a Craigslist posting advertising a four-bedroom Tsawwassen house for rent for $1,000 a month. One local resident, who did not want his name used, saw the ad as he was looking for a new place to live. He said he was intrigued and sent an e-mail inquiry. He received an “official looking” reply with a rental application from a man who said he was being relocated to Nigeria for work for a few years and instead of selling the family home, he decided to rent it out. The man filled out the application, which included personal information such as his address, driver’s licence number and date of birth. Later, he drove by the house and noticed it had a

for sale sign out front. He called the realtor and was told the Craigslist ad was a fraud. Delta police spokesperson Sgt. Sharlene Brooks said the initial report came from the homeowner, who said they had been approached by a few people inquiring about the rental ad. The fraudulent ad has since been removed from the website, she said. Brooks had a few tips for people using the Internet to look for rental accommodations. “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” she said. Brooks said not to provide any personal information unless you have met with someone in person; a face-to-face meeting is appropriate. “If things are not adding up, listen to your instincts.” With the ad removed and no loss of money or property, Brooks said the investigation into the matter has been concluded.

A04 The Delta Optimist November 13, 2010

Rotary clubs host Hansen

The three Rotary clubs of Delta will be hosting Finance Minister Colin Hansen as a guest speaker at a breakfast meeting next month. He’ll be talking about the HST at the meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 a.m. at the Delta Town & Country Inn. Tickets for the event are $20 each and may be purchased by the public from members of the Ladner, North Delta and Tsawwassen Rotary clubs, as well as the Delta Chamber of Commerce. Seating is limited. To attend you must purchase a ticket in advance, as tickets will not be sold at the door. Proceeds will go to the Rotary Business Awards, a new program that will be launched jointly by Delta Rotary clubs and the Delta Chamber of Commerce, in 2011. If you have questions, contact Andrew Block at 604-590-0680 local 104. Rotary clubs are non-partisan community service organizations and are neither for nor against the HST.

Fees introduced for turf fields Delta will begin charging artificial turf users in 2012 as need to replace surfaces looms BY


A new replacement fee will be introduced for users of Delta’s artificial turf playing fields. Delta council approved the new fee this week, which won’t begin until 2012. It’s part of a series of fee adjustments for parks and recreation facilities. A report by parks and recreation director Ken Kuntz notes synthetic turf fields have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. Delta’s oldest field at Mackie Park is almost nine years old. Youth sports groups will be charged $3.50 per hour for using artificial turf fields, while adult groups will pay $7 per hour. In 2013, the fee will increase to $5 per hour for youth groups and $10 for adults. The replacement fee will add approximately $10 a year to the total registration fee for an individual, said Kuntz. It is expected to generate $38,000 in 2012 and $53,000 the following year. New fees and charges, meanwhile, for other rec-

It will soon cost sports groups to use Delta’s artificial turf fields like this one at Winskill Park in Tsawwassen. reation facilities in 2011, according to Kuntz, won’t significantly change revenue amounts for Delta, but increases for 2012 and 2013 are expected to generate an additional $140,000 annually. Kuntz said Delta aims to me in the middle to lower

end of fees for culture and recreation programs in Metro Vancouver. Coun. Robert Campbell, who chairs the parks and recreation commission, said admission revenues are extremely important to help the bottom line, even though the services are still

subsidized by taxpayers. “It’s worth mentioning how much money is brought in from fees and charges each year. It’s seven-and-a-half million (dollars). If we didn’t have these fees and charges structure, and everything was based on the tax draw,



then we would have to have close to an eight per cent increase in our tax rate to cover off the revenue that fees and charges bring in,” he said. Campbell added a large portion of user fees are directed to equipment replacement reserve funds.

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Deltassist seeks Toy Depot donations

Every Christmas Deltassist reaches out to the community for help collecting new toys for its annual Toy Depot. And every Christmas, the community responds with an overwhelming effort to assist the less fortunate families of Delta. This year’s Toy Depot will be held Dec. 7, 8 and 9. Toys are needed for children from birth to 16 years of age. As always, there is

a struggle to meet the need for gifts for infants and teens. For teen gift suggestions, you can log on to Last year toys were distributed to 738 children in the community, a significant increase from the year before. Deltassist anticipates that number to be even higher this year. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off at Deltassist offices in Ladner

and North Delta. The Ladner office, at 4891 Delta St., is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. The North Delta office, at 9097 Scott Rd., is open 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. For more information or for other ways that you can help, contact community services co-ordinator Carly Geistlinger at 604-5943455 ext. 107 or e-mail

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Positive reviews for Ladner skate park Bowl-style facility drawing praise from skateboarders DAVE WILLIS

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Suspect flees bank after attempt to cash fraudulent cheque foiled


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

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 7:00 pm Council Chamber Delta Municipal Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2

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A Council meeting is scheduled to immediately follow this Public Hearing in the event Council wishes to give further consideration to any projects at that time. Addtional Information Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant background documentation may be inspected until Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Municipal Hall: Website: Email: Phone: Hours:

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

Project No. 1 Application to amend Temporary Use Permit Area policy in “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” (File No. P10-14)

Location: All Lands in Delta Applicant: The Corporation of Delta

Telephone: 604.946.3380

Proposal: To amend the Official Community Plan to broaden the Temporary Use Permit Area policy in keeping with recent changes to the Local Government Act. Amendment Bylaw No. 6889 would amend the Official Community Plan to: • allow consideration of a wider range of temporary uses; and • increase the possible length of time Temporary Use Permits may be issued for from two to three years. Staff Contact: Laura Ryan 604.946.3395 Web Location: Regular Meeting: October 25, 2010


Project No. 2 Application for Land Use Contract Discharge, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006041)

Location: 4632 55B Street as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 2 Applicant: Howard Smid

Telephone: 604.946.1726

Proposal: Application for Land Use Contract Discharge, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit to allow subdivision into two single family residential lots. Land Use Contract Discharge Bylaw No. 6895 To discharge Land Use Contract SA #3289 from the subject property. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 6896 To amend the “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property to RS8 Single Family (390 m2) Residential in order to allow the proposed two-lot subdivision. Development Variance Permit LU006041 To vary the following Sections of the “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977”: i) Section 305(a) by exempting proposed Lot 1 from the front setback averaging requirements and specifying a front setback of 8.36 m.

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ii) Section 607.4(b)(iii) by increasing the maximum permitted horizontal distance between the frontmost part of an attached garage and the rear-most point of the front elevation of the dwelling from 3 m to 3.3 m for proposed Lot 1. Staff Contact: Lisa King 604.952.3164 Web Location: Regular Meeting: October 18, 2010



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Any persons who believe that their interest in property will be affected by the proposed projects shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the bylaws and/or proposed by the applications.

~ New Business ~ Starting Tuesday, November 16 @ 9:30 am ~ Meet at Parking Lot on the corner of Ferry Rd & Windjammer Rd

Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to communicate to Council in advance of the Public Hearing, you can write to: Mayor and Council 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Fax: 604.946.3390 Email:

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To be considered, correspondence must be received by the Office of the Municipal Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any project after the Public Hearing has concluded.

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MURPHY’S LAW Internal candidates need not apply. If the B.C. Liberals have not already issued that memo in regards to finding a replacement for Premier Gordon Campbell, they would be advised to do so. Although it’s customary when a party leader steps down for his or her most trusted lieutenants to battle it out to become the successor, there are times when that’s not advisable. This, I’m afraid, is one of those times. Recent B.C. history backs that up. Ujjal Dosanjh took over for the disgraced Glen Clark and promptly led the New Democrats into oblivion in the 2001 election. Despite being a well respected member of cabinet, Dosanjh lost his own riding in the landslide that saw the Liberals capture all but two of 79 seats. A decade earlier, Bill Vander Zalm’s successor, Rita Johnson, came from Social Credit’s inner circle only to preside over the death of the once-proud party, which was limited to just seven seats and third billing in the legislature. It’s hard to believe the Liberals won’t suffer the same fate if they decide to look within their own ranks to replace Campbell. There’s simply too much baggage associated with this administration for one of its key players to become the new face of it. Everyone’s keeping their cards close to the vest at this point, but none of the most likely suspects — cabinet ministers like Kevin Falcon, Mike de Jong and Rich Coleman — are ruling out a run for the leadership. They all have aspirations, which is completely understandable, but at this point in time they’re all the wrong choice. Falcon has mused about Carole Taylor as a possible leadership candidate, even going as far as to suggest he’d step aside if the former Liberal finance minister and current SFU chancellor-designate opted to run. Popular Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is another name being bandied about. Whether it’s one of these two or someone else, the writing is most definitely on the wall: the Liberals have to look outside of their own ranks to find a new leader. And even that might not be enough to win back supporters that have been alienated by the HST and other decisions. Back in 1991, NDP leader Mike Harcourt said he’d much rather face a baggage-toting Johnston than Grace McCarthy, the grand dame of the Socreds who had distanced herself from the scandal-plagued Vander Zalm. Harcourt got his wish and became premier as a result. I suspect Carole James has a similar wish. It’s entirely up to the Liberals to decide if it will come true.

Not much choice available to voters in two-party province NATHALIE HEIBERGHARRISON

COMMUNITY COMMENT Last Wednesday, after some “considerable soul-searching” — or, perhaps, poll reading — Gordon Campbell announced he was stepping down, after serving as premier of B.C. since 2001. Somewhere, I’m sure, anti-HST campaigners had a drink to celebrate. In a televised statement Campbell said, “Over the last few weeks, our government has continued to move forward with initiatives that will create jobs, build a stronger economy and support families across British Columbia.” (Good job, speech writers, on trying to put a positive spin on his spectacular fall from grace.) He continued, “Yet it is clear to me that those initiatives are being overshadowed. When public debate becomes focused on one person, instead of what is in the best interest of British Columbians, we have lost sight about what is important.

When that happens, it’s time for hadn’t won a provincial election in change.” more than 50 years. It took some Some would call it a change, pretty spectacular screw-ups on the sure, but others might just call it a NDP’s part to allow the Liberals to last ditch effort to win the next pro- take over. vincial election in 2013. The fact Either way, it’s a win-win he realized it would take two-andsituation for our MLA ,Vicki a-half years to turn Huntington, whose things around isn’t election as an indeThe Liberals have exactly a good sign pendent in 2009 for the party. granted her immudone a great job at NDP Leader nity in this mess. It losing supporters, Carole James comalso proved a few mented, “It’s become but it also wasn’t things. increasingly clear the that long ago the Firstly, that she B.C. Liberals have had maintained a NDP was in the same stellar reputation broken trust with position. the people they were during her career elected to serve. No in municipal poliissue shows that more tics. clearly than the HST.” Secondly, that our riding of She’s right that the sloppy introDelta South was seriously unhappy duction of the HST is the main with the Liberal party for some reason Campbell slipped down to very valid reasons and lastly, that a nine per cent approval rating, there is a demand for a third option but what’s yet to be determined is in B.C. provincial politics. which party, by the time the 2013 Some ridings, like ours, are election comes around, will have unhappy with the Liberals and gained enough trust to form our either don’t align themselves with provincial government. the NDP or haven’t forgotten yet The Liberals have done a great what a mess they made the last job at losing supporters, but it also time they were in power. In a twowasn’t that long ago the NDP was party province this doesn’t leave in the same position. you with many options, and maybe, Remember, when Campbell took just maybe, it’s time for this to over the Liberals in 1993, they change.

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Berner’s remorse doesn’t jibe with her efforts to deflect responsibility What she has yet to explain is why, if she is so remorseful, she allowed her lawyer to argue that she was not guilty. Berner’s statement and her remorse are a day late and a dollar short. Berner isn’t sorry she drove drunk that day, she is sorry she caused an accident, was caught and subsequently convicted. People who are truly sorry for their actions acknowledge them and take responsibility for them long before a judge or jury determines their guilt or innocence. While I support Berner’s right to mount a vigorous defense and present that case in court, her apology has a hollow ring to it. If Berner truly wanted to “have the opportunity to help rebuild value in our community and heal the devastation I have caused”

she would have saved the Middelaers the pain and anguish of living through a trial and would have accepted responsibility from the outset. Her lawyer’s (and by extension her) suggestion the car malfunctioned and all the other arguments put forward only served one purpose and that was to confuse the issue surrounding her guilt. I’m sorry, Ms. Berner, I don’t believe your apology is heartfelt but rather like everything else you and your lawyer have done throughout this trial it is simply another ploy to distract our attention away from the real issue. You drove the car that killed Alexa, you chose to drink and drive that day and you chose to speed down 64th Street. Acknowledge those facts, accept your

Not buying Delta chief’s conclusions in mistaken identity case involving Vancouver police officers

Editor: Re: Chief finds Van. officers used reasonable force, Nov. 6 OK, let me work this out: Two Vancouver cops beat up a guy and can’t give chief Jim Chu intelligent answers for their actions, so Chu apologizes to his men’s victim. Victim hires lawyer, so Chu asks Delta’s police chief, Jim Cessford, to investigate. Cessford agrees to do so — in his own sweet time. His finding, eventually:

Chu’s men acted correctly by beating up a guy whom they couldn’t understand. Eh? Is it also police policy to shoot first and ask

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Editor: As I write this letter Carol Berner is yet to be sentenced, however her statement to the court and a statement released by her niece attributed to Berner are available on the internet and in print. As a longtime resident of East Ladner (I am only a two-minute walk to accident site) I have followed the trial with interest believing the Middelaer family’s tragedy is one that affects and diminishes our entire community. I have a personal interest in seeing justice is done and similar “accidents” are prevented in the future. Berner says she is forever changed and will suffer for the rest of her life because of her actions. She told the court she will never drive again, has given up drinking and has found God.

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Delta takes lead on pesticides

Editor: The Canadian Cancer Society would like to congratulate the mayor, councillors and residents of Delta for their enactment of a pesticide use control bylaw that will come into effect on Nov. 16. We would also like to applaud the Corporation of Delta for its exhaustive efforts to educate the community on pesticide-free lawn and garden maintenance. In Canada, more than 130 municipalities have taken a leadership role in banning pesticides in their communities. Many more will soon follow. By taking its first step toward becoming a pes-

ticide-free municipality, Delta will be able to join this list of progressive communities and further enhance its image as a family-friendly and healthy community. The Canadian Cancer Society would also like to congratulate the members of the Delta Pesticide Coalition, who for over three years have contributed their time and energy to raising awareness in the community about the risks of pesticide exposure and what we can do in our families, neighbourhoods and community to make a difference. The Canadian Cancer Society is very concerned

about the use of potentially carcinogenic substances for the purpose of enhancing the appearance of private gardens and lawns as well as parks, recreational facilities and golf courses. There are numerous nontoxic alternatives to pesticides, and research tells us that in regions where pesticide bylaws are in place, businesses have not only shifted successfully to non-toxic alternatives, but that sales and offerings of non-toxic alternatives are growing. Natasha Raey Health Promotion Coordinator Canadian Cancer Society

Municipal politicians can control area’s growth Editor: Most municipal politicians are true pothole fixers. When asked to look at higher-level responsibilities like population growth and immigration, they plead they are helpless. They have done this for many years, but particularly in the past 20 years when asked to deal with senseless immigration-driven popu-

lation growth and all the problems this insanity has brought with it. Contrary to what many municipal politicians say, they have the power to influence provincial and federal policies. They do not have to sit down and take orders. Even though they have been virtually useless for 20 years, they can still do

something. They should be joining other Lower Mainland municipalities to pressure the province and Ottawa to dramatically reduce immigration. If they don’t do this, the conflicts are going to increase and the environmental destruction of the Lower Mainland will continue. Dan Murray

Communications & Marketing Coordinator Delta Hospital Foundation 2010 Summary As Communications & Marketing Coordinator, you are part of the dynamic team at Delta Hospital Foundation. Your primary responsibility is to establish and maintain internal and external communications and to develop a marketing approach that will enhance community awareness of the work of Delta Hospital Foundation. •In consultation with the Executive Director and Communications Committee, develop, implement and monitor an overarching communications strategy within the context of the Delta Hospital Foundation goals. • Ensure the integrity of the foundation brand, desired image and position in the community. •Develop and manage key messaging and ensure consistency of the message • Manage media relations • Coordinate the writing, editing and approval of all marketing materials • Coordinate the continuous improvement of DHF web site • Create a 3 year plan for embracing social media Candidate Profile: • 3-5 years experience in communications and/or marketing • Bachelors degree or diploma in communications, marketing or related field • Strong written communication skills; writing skills to include business writing, creative writing and writing for the Web. • Well organized with strong attention to detail, flexibility and proven initiative • Must be able to multi-task, manage differing priorities and deal with confidential information Interested and qualified candidates, please send your resume and three writing samples to Delta Hospital Foundation by November 19, 2010 to or Delta Hospital Foundation, 5800 Mountain View Blvd, Delta BC V4K 3V6 Writing samples could include: • Media Release • Web-based newsletter article • A print media article in the range of 500-1000 words We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Halloween Fright Fest , 2010 was an amazing success on Thursday, October 28, attracting an estimated 2,000 people. The South Delta Secondary School drama students (Equinox Theatre) , supported by teacher, Paige Hansen, successfully turned the McKee Heritage House into a creepy, yet thrilling motel. Other activities included face painting and crafts for the kids, a wonderful young band called the Centennials, and free popcorn giveaways, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. The Boys & Girls Club of Delta/Richmond offered an amazing mad scientist room in their building. BC Hydro, the Ladner Business Association, Delta Community Music School, Felix Farms all came together for the evening. A great big thank you to Signal Trucking Ltd who provided a stage for the band and to the Guichon Farm for providing hay rides in the community. McKee Seniors Recreation Centre hosted trick or treaters, and the Kee Cafe ran out of burger meal deals before the end of the night. Fraser Valley Regional Library told stories in the McKee lounge and the Delta Optimist coupled with the Richmond Photo Club to photograph kids and families. Delta Parks and Recreation provided goodies and crafts for the kids. For the most part, the rain behaved and a good time was had by all.


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Boundary/Shaw Creek Integrated Stormwater Management Plan You are invited to attend a public meeting on the Boundary/Shaw Creek Integrated Stormwater Management Plan (ISMP). When completed, this plan will provide advice to municipal staff for stormwater management in the Boundary and Shaw Creek watersheds to allow for improvements to the overall watershed system. The issues being examined include ood risk and mitigation, preserving and improving aquatic and riparian habitats and developing effective and affordable watercourse improvement programs. The information gathered at this public meeting will be used in the plan development and to evaluate alternatives. The public meeting will be held on: Tuesday November 16, 2010, 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation at 7:00 pm Pinewood Elementary Gymnasium, 11777 Pinewood Drive, Delta, B.C.

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Hospice session helps people cope with the holidays A special gathering will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 24 to reach out to those who are apprehensive about coping with the upcoming holiday season. Even though holidays

and special days are usually joyous celebrations filled with rituals, traditions and love, these particular days can be surprisingly painful for those who have been touched by death.

Instead of lifting our heads and hearts with memories, these days remind us of just how long it has been “since” . . . since we hugged the person who died, since we shared

a laugh, since we shared a holiday meal together. Delta Hospice will be hosting an evening with counsellor Margaret Fletcher about coping with the holidays and other

special days. Fletcher will speak on how to either hang on to traditions or how to create new ones that will help you endure, survive and even enjoy the upcoming special days.

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Are you going through or contemplating divorce, but wish to settle out of the court system? Tsawwassen Library presents Collaborative Divorce, a free program on Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Presenters are Deirdre Prestage Severide, a certified family law mediator and collaborative lawyer, and Susan Vanderwerff, a registered clinical counselor and collaborative divorce coach. Seating is limited. To register, call 604-940-8182. The program will be repeated at the Ladner Pioneer Library on Thursday, Nov. 25, also from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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After the presentation, refreshments will be served and participants will have an opportunity to share and receive helpful handouts. The 7 p.m. presentation will be at the new Harold & Veronica Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres. (across from the Ladner Leisure Centre). Registration is appreciated, but not necessary. Call 604948-0660 to register or for more information. Delta Hospice has a variety of individual and group support services and professional counselling at no cost available for bereaved family members and friends. There are programs for children, teens and adults.

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ing it? In many ways the driving force is self-deception! People in the U.S., France, Greece and, yes, citizens of our province (you and I) are deceiving ourselves thinking we can keep up our privileged lifestyles without responsibilities. We want the government to take care of us; we feel entitled to all the privileges but are loath to take on the responsibilities that come with them. Well, guess what? It doesn’t take an expensive study to understand life doesn’t work this way. Things will go from bad to worse as long as we allow ourselves to be deceived or deceive ourselves. (See 2 Timothy 3:12). Let’s cherish the privileges we enjoy but let’s be equally responsible by demanding less of others and more of ourselves.

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Recent elections in the U.S. may be considered a significant setback to the Obama administration. Legislation in France that would raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 has led to strikes that threatened to paralyze that nation’s economy even further. There have been demonstrations in the streets of Greece in the recent past due to belt tightening legislation. Premier Gordon Campbell announced he’s stepping down and our recently appointed solicitor general, Rich Coleman, seems to be back peddling on the strict drinking and driving legislation. What we are witnessing is a resurgence of the “power of the people.” Before we get too carried away with our new sense of power, we need to ask ourselves seriously: What’s driv-

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6:45 PM AWANA Children’s Club 7 PM Youth Night

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Bring your questions and thoughts. Family and friends are welcome. Margret Fletcher, Counsellor, will talk about grief and loss and discuss practical options for coping with holidays and other special days. A time for sharing will follow.

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he Breakmen will be making a stop in Ladner later this month as part of the band’s Canadian tour. It’s a busy stretch for the Vancouverbased roots band, having just released a new album, titled Heartwood, and having shows lined up in Ontario, Quebec, B.C. and Alberta over the next few weeks. “We’re really excited about the new CD. We had a ton of fun making it and we’re looking forward to the tour. It’s going to be a blast,” says Breakmen member and Boundary Bay resident Lee Watson, who sings and plays guitar and mandolin. Heartwood, available since Sunday, is the band’s third album but marks the first time the group has worked with Juno award-winning producer Bob Hamilton. “It was really fun working with Bob Hamilton up in Whitehorse at Old Crow Recordings. He’s been someone we’ve looked up to for a long time. We’ve always loved the records that he’s done,” says Watson during a phone interview from Toronto last week where the band was rehearsing for the tour. While he and fellow band members Archie Pateman, Ben Rogalsky and Matthew Lawson are all originally from Ontario, Watson says they met while tree planting and relocated to B.C. The group’s self titled debut album came out in 2006 while sophomore effort When You Leave Town was released in 2008. That record earned the band Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations last year in the Emerging Artist of the Year and

Vocal Ensemble of the Year categories. The group was also nominated for a 2009 Independent Music Award for Americana Album of the Year. The group’s website describes the band’s sound as “a distinct voice in Canadian roots music” and gives it the label of “Roots Soup.” Watson says he doesn’t know exactly where the term came from but notes that’s a good way to describe their music. “We draw from all kinds of roots music, American, Canadian, whatever you want to call it, North American roots music,” he says, noting they also draw from blues, country, folk, bluegrass and rock ‘n roll. As time goes on, the band’s evolving, he says. “When we got together we were really influenced by bluegrass music and string band music and we still are, but we’re incorporating other influences.” On Heartwood there’s an increased rock ‘n’ roll feel with more electric guitar and drums. It wasn’t a conscious decision, Watson says, but just something that happened and began flowing through the song writing and instrumentation on the album. The Breakmen are scheduled to play on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. at Genesis Theatre, 5005-45th Ave., Ladner. Tickets are $20 and are available through Ticketweb,, by calling 1-888-222-6608, or at Ricky’s Restaurant in Ladner. For more information, or to reserve will call tickets at the theatre, check Genesis Theatre manager Steve Campbell notes the CBC will be at the concert for a live recording.


The Breakmen, a Vancouver-based roots band, are making a stop in Ladner Nov. 27 while on a Canadian tour.


Tsawwassen’s Madelin Prekaski (right), 12, is reprising her role as Violet Bick in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of It’s A Wonderful Life. Prekaski made her live theatre debut in the group’s production last year. It’s A Wonderful Life runs from Nov. 18 to Jan. 2 at the Granville Island Stage in Vancouver. Visit or call the box office at 604-687-1644 for show times or ticket information.

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adner’s Garfield Wilson is looking forward to being a part of the Starry Night anniversary show on Monday in Vancouver. Since it’ll be the 25th anniversary for the HIV/ AIDS benefit fundraiser that “means there’s going to be some heavy, heavy cats on stage. To be part of that lineup is amazing,” said Wilson. Other performers include Jim Byrnes, The Sojourners and The Higgins, a country band from North Delta. Wilson, a musician and singer, plans to perform Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing at the event. He counts Gaye, a singersongwriter who had the nicknames The Prince of Motown and The Prince of Soul, as one of his musical idols. Wilson performed at last year’s Starry Night as well as the past couple editions of Motown Meltdown, another event put on by the Shooting Stars Foundation. “The Shooting Stars Foundation has done so

much for people living with HIV and AIDS,” he said, adding he’s proud to be a part of the group’s shows. Wilson, who was born in the UK and raised in Edmonton, isn’t as entrenched in the music industry as he’s been in the past but still keeps “one foot in the door.” He’s been a part of a funk/soul cover band in Edmonton and a rock band that was a winner of the Fox’s Seeds contest in 2000 as well as having his own solo career in R&B. These days Wilson is also running his own fitness business. Starry Night is set for Monday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville St., Vancouver. Tickets are available at or by calling 604-629-8849. Proceeds go to the Shooting Stars Foundation, an organization that puts together special events that raise money for people living with HIV/AIDS. Visit for more information.

Ladner library goes Behind the Cover You’ve got a list of favourite authors, but you’ve read all their books. You’ve sifted through the latest and greatest, but can’t find anything to pique your interest. Ladner Pioneer Library information staff has accepted the challenge to produce some books you will almost certainly enjoy. At Behind the Cover, a free drop-in program on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m., readers will be introduced to some authors they have possibly never heard about and be intrigued by some titles they might not have found on their own.


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Working the ‘forgotten muscles’ Lower Trapezius The lower traps are located around the mid-back area, in between the shoulder blades, and are crucial for proper posture and a stable shoulder joint. I have also found that by strengthening this group of muscles, people who are prone to tension headaches experience fewer of them. • Hold onto a ThermBand with both hands, palms up. • Open up the chest and focus on bringing the shoulders down and together. Pause and slowly release, bringing your hands back together. • You should feel a stretch in your chest and the muscles in your mid-back fire up. • Aim 15-20 repetitions. Rotator Cuff

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These group of four muscles are located in the back cuff of the shoulder and are crucial at maintaining shoulder stability. The most effective way to strengthen all four muscles is with the side-lying external rotation exercise with a light dumbbell. • Lie on your left side, with your right arm flexed at 90 degrees and resting on top of a rolled towel on the waist. • Rotate the upper arm, raising the dumbbell as high as you can while still keeping the elbow on top of the towel. • Aim for 15-20 repetitions. Gluteus Medius The glute med is an important muscle in controlling and stabilizing the hips, as well as assisting in knee tracking. • Lie on your side against a wall. The head, hips and heels should all be touching the wall. • Lift the top leg up, sliding the heel along the wall as you do. Keep your toe pointed slightly downwards as you lift. • Aim for 15-20 repetitions.

Lower Trapezius

Rotator Cuff

Gluteus Medius


Multifidus The multifidus muscle is a series of deep muscles that are attached up the spinal column. They are used to stabilize the low back and pelvis before movement of the legs and arms occur. In order to perform the bird/dog exercise as prescribed below, it is very important to be able to activate your transversus abdominis as well as the mulitfidi. I recommend that you log onto to learn how. • Position yourself on

your hands and knees, with your hands directly below the shoulders and your knees directly below the hips. • Engage your multifidus (see website above to learn how) and extend your right arm straight out, thumb up, and your left leg. • Hold for 8-10 seconds and then switch sides. • Aim for 4-5 times each side.

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Confession: It’s nice to work out muscles that make us look good. I mean, let’s be honest, a lot of us started working out purely due to vanity! Yes, feeling good, being fit, moving fluidly and being strong are also all great and valid reasons people choose to begin, and continue, to work out, but let’s not overlook the fact we also want some damn fine looking abs as well. Common areas that we train to “look good” depend on gender. Men like to train the Tshirt muscles — the pecs, biceps and shoulders — while women prefer to train the booty muscles — the glutes and legs. But what about the rest of the body? In particular,

four exercises you can easily implement into your regular workout routine so you no longer overlook your forgotten muscles.


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those muscles that help us with our daily activities, assist us in sport, stabilize our shoulders, hips and spine? The muscles that help those big muscles, like the pecs, glutes and legs, do their jobs? I call these muscles our “forgotten muscles.” Unfortunately, if they remain forgotten, we will eventually be plagued with some sort of pain, potentially an injury and a definite loss of full function. While we may have forgotten about these muscles, let me assure you they will not allow you to forget about them for too long. There are many little stabilizer muscles that need to be kept strong in the body, but I have found four that are weak on most individuals. These four “forgotten muscles” are the lower trapezius, the rotator cuff group, the gluteus medius muscles and the multifidi muscles. Below I have outlined

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Veterans were honoured for their bravery and sacrifices during a Remembrance Day parade and ceremony in Ladner on Thursday. The ceremony was held at the cenotaph at Memorial Park.

photos by Chung Chow Cadet Warrant Officer 2nd Class Benjamin George (left) plays the Last Post at a Remembrance Day ceremony at Memorial Park in Ladner. Cadets (above) stand beside the cenotaph during the ceremony while veterans look on (below). The Delta Police Pipe Band marches during the parade (bottom middle).

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The Delta Arts Council’s Young People’s Concert Series continues next Saturday at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre with a classical program. The 7:30 p.m. concert promises to impress and captivate an audience of all ages with exceptional young artists from Ladner, Tsawwassen, Richmond and South Surrey. Besides music, the evening will also feature a ballet and lyrical dance performed by Lexie Drab who currently trains at Deas Island Dance and was second place in the B.C. Provincials for the Performing Arts in 2009. Award-winning clarinetist Shannon Sibbald, currently studying at UBC, will perform Wilson Osborne’s Rhapsody. Sibbald is a member of the UBC Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Clarinet Quartet. Having performed with various choral ensembles, Monica Rumpel is now pursuing her vocal performance studies at Douglas College. She will be performing an aria by Handel and a song by Schubert. Alysen Bourhill, a singer and actress who has performed in theatre productions at South Delta Secondary, Gateway Theatre and Carousel Theatre, will sing songs from the musicals Annie and My Fair Lady. Pianist Christy Yu has won many awards in competitive categories in festivals such as the Russian Music Festival, Festival on the Lake and Vancouver’s Kiwanis Festival. An international performer since the age of seven, nine-year-old pianist Spencer Zezulka has performed in Italy, Ukraine and at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both Yu and Zezulka will be performing advanced piano solo pieces. Violinist Alina Khvatova, who performs with the Stradavarius Chamber Orchestra and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, was a finalist in the Kiwanis Music Festival in 2009. Violinist Nusandari Maranda, along with her sister, Larasati, won first place in the 2010 Vancouver Kiwanis Music Festival

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South Delta Storm’s Phoenix Worth (left) battles for the bouncing puck while teammate Adam Musil (right) heads up ice during opening day action against Langley at the Tim Jardine Bantam Showcase on Thursday at the Ladner Leisure Centre. The Storm lost this game 5-1 but bounced back with a big 3-2 upset win over Seafair. The quarter-finals get underway today at 12:45 p.m. The semi-finals go at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, and the tournament concludes with the championship game at 4:15 p.m. All games are at the Ladner Leisure Centre.

Familiar territory for Ice Hawks new coach

Dave McLellan is not only up to speed on the Pacific International Junior Hockey League but once played junior in Ladner MARK BOOTH

Dave McLellan needed no introduction to the Pacific International Junior Hockey League or even the Ladner Leisure Centre for that matter. As a scout for the Nanaimo Clippers, McLellan was already getting his steady diet of PIJHL games when the Delta Ice Hawks offered him the head coaching position last month. Since then, the former head coach of the B.C. Hockey League’s Burnaby Express has been perfect behind the bench with four straight wins, including Tuesday’s 4-3 triumph over the Mission Icebreakers.

“It just seemed like a natural fit,” said McLellan who is good friends with Ice Hawks general manager Peter Zerbinos.. “It made sense, I met with the ownership group and it feels good getting back into coaching. Everything has been really good so far.” McLelllan’s playing career actually included a stop with the former Ladner Rebels junior “B” franchise. The New West native went on to conclude his junior career in Bellingham and Chilliwack. He played professionally in Europe before turning his attention to coaching. For a decade, he was a director of player development for the Nippon Cranes of the Asian

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Professional League and helped the franchise win a pair of championships. In 2005, he returned home to work as an assistant with the Express. He later would serve three seasons as the club’s head coach and director of hockey operations. McLellan also runs Top Shelf Hockey — a player development school based out of Langley. He inherited an Ice Hawk team that had already got off to a solid start under former coach Darryl Erickson and the challenge is to motivate veteran group that is capable of going the distance. “The pace of play is not that much different (than the BCHL) but if you don’t bring your best

game you will get into trouble like we did tonight,” said McLellan in reference to the shaky win over Mission. “We hadn’t practice for past six days and we want to get back into good habits. We’re a team that thinks it can outscore its problems. We want to develop more on the defensive side.” “I think if you are going to go deep into the playoffs, in any league, with any team, then you have to be a good defensive hockey team. When we won a national championship (2005 in Burnaby) everyone thought we were a great offensive team. But when you look back at that playoff run, we made teams earn everything they got.” Despite his perfect start and



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the Ice Hawks’ league best 14-3-2 record, it’s only good enough for a first place tie with North Delta (15-6-0) in the extremely competitive Tom Shaw Conference. The two teams meet tonight at Sungod Arena, while the third place Richmond Sockeyes are just three points back and fourth place Grandview six. “The lack of balance (in the league) is something I even noticed from a scouting perspective,” added McLelland. “Your typically watching the same teams all the time and the other division has been left behind. It’s definitely unqiue. Our game against Grandview (a 2-1 overtime win) felt like a playoff game.”


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Remembrance Day Shootout




Ladner Celtic’s Garrett Wicks collides with a Cliff Ave opponent during action at the Ladner Boys Soccer Club’s U10 Remembrance Day Shootout on Thursday at Holly Park.

Local field lacrosse trio named to select teams

A trio of field lacrosse players from South Delta have been selected to play for the Burnaby Mountain Selects (BMS) Elite Touring Teams. Entering the programs eighth season; the Burnaby Mountain Selects are widely recognized as one of Canada’s top field lacrosse development programs, combining excellence on the field with academic achievement. The program is overseen by Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins, co-head coaches at Simon Fraser University. The local contingent includes: Sam Clare (Vancouver College) - Senior, Midfield; Scott McQuarrie (South Delta Secondary) - Junior, Defense and Tyler Wickett (Delta Secondary) - Senior, Attack. Burnaby Mountain’s high school aged teams (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior) practice on-field twice a week and attend three hours of weekly study hall. In addition to a three-month practice schedule, each team will compete in two top college recruiting events throughout North America. Each tournament will feature elite highschool aged competition from across the continent with to the opportunity to play in front of NCAA and MCLA College recruiters. This week, the Sophomore and Senior Selects are in Baltimore, Maryland to compete in days one and two of the Ultimate Performance Lacrosse (UP Lax) Fall Shootout. In addition to two days of competition, the Selects will tour the campus of Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic University in the United States and home of the Hoyas men’s lacrosse team (NCAA Div. I). The following weekend, November 18-22, the Freshmen and Junior teams will return to Baltimore, MD to compete in days three and four of the UP Lax Fall Shootout.

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South Delta Sun Devils Stuart Thornley attempts to dribble his way past a pair of Delta Pacers during recent junior boys soccer action at Holly Park. The Devils edged their rivals 2-1. Scoreboard Hockey Pacific International Jr Hockey League Tom Shaw Conference GP W L Otl Pts Delta Ice Hawks 19 14 3 2 30 North Delta Devils 21 15 6 0 30 Richmond Sockeyes 18 12 3 3 27 Grandview Steelers 19 11 6 2 24 Squamish Wolf Pack 19 3 13 3 9

4856 Turnbuckle Wynd, Ladner $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.

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e d i t i o n 1655 57th Street Open Sunday 2 - 4

916 Tsawwassen Beach Road Open Sunday 2 - 4

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The ultimate in luxury is comfort!!! - Seeing is believing – if beachfront living is in your cards - visit me this Sunday and check out this stunning beachfront property offering a beautifully designed family home situated on a lovely, flat waterfront lot on gated Tsawwassen Beach Road. Only 2 years old, this gorgeous, extremely well-built uncomplicated residence offers a casual "beachy" ambiance with high end finishing such as maple hardwood flooring, a super-size gourmet kitchen (you could give your own “cooking classes”) top-of the-line appliances, open floor concept and fantastic natural lighting throughout. 4 bedrooms upstairs with incredible master suite and huge Oceanside deck off two bedrooms plus private office overlooking a sizeable fully fenced front yard. More deck and patios off dining area and the kitchen, (every inch of this property has been designed to maximize on the usefulness and enjoyment of waterfront activities) great for entertaining, outdoor shower and best of all - views, views, views! Great value for a lifestyle on the beach and the best sunsets around!

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Wow over 1800 sq.ft. home with gorgeous private yard for only $ 549,000 in awesome shape and ready to occupy!!! Charming split level situated on a western exposed very large lot with the feel of a truly "old fashioned" garden w/ fruit trees & veggie patch - completely private & sheltered by meticulously kept over 8 ft. hedge... Price reduced from $ 619,000 to $ 549,000 wow!!! Super bright disposition – looking out onto lovely garden vistas all around the home, excellent open floor plan – great for living and entertaining alike – fantastic energy in this much loved abode waiting for you and your family! Come and check it out!!!

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


Chesapeake Landing! Beautiful 9 year old, open concept “Mallard” plan, with 3 bedrooms up. Main floor has vaulted ceilings, maple kitchen overlooking family room and out to private garden. Great complex with pool, clubhouse and caretaker.

Architecturally designed 2100 sq. ft. renovated home offering 2 bedrooms on the main plus a 750 sq. ft. master retreat up with 4 piece ensuite, fireplace, sitting room and 2 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.

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.

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.






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.

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.

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.

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.

Beautiful Tudor style home overlooking farmlands and Boundary Bay towards Mt. Baker! This 5000 sq. ft. 5 bedroom home is ideal for the growing or extended family and is in a great area.


OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 46 - 5900 FERRY ROAD LADNER $719,900

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#204 - 1280 55th Street Gorgeous 2 bedroom suite in The 'Sandpiper' built by Carl Jensen. Extra large kitchen with centre island & nook. 2 full baths, crown mouldings, high end finish throughout. Steps to amenities. Corner unit with balcony. (MLS® #V858445)

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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

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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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! 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!!! 4963 Mariner Place-Ladner



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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 1006 English Bluff Road-Tsawwassen

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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 walking distance from all shops, transit, etc. Newer roof, paint, gas "replace, and carpets. Large yard, with private hedge and fruit trees! Sunny Exposure! West Ladner location.

4724 Ashbury Place-Ladner

priced @ $559,900

I have commercial investment properties listed in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Interior of BC. All national tenants, 5 yr triple net leases, prices starting at $495,000. Must have 25% down. Will take trade for tsaw/lad house.


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BEAUTIFUL 1 BEDROOM UNIT 3,640 SQ.FT HOME WITH VIEWS 360 degree ne onli virtual tour

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...


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WOW! UNIQUE! 3,000 sq ft 2 level home in Ladner’s prestigious Arthur Drive! 5 bedrooms, spacious plan, updated w/new paint, mouldings, laminate, bathrooms, landscaping, etc. Beautiful fully self-contained suite

#7716-4299 Blackcomb Wynd-WHISTLER VILLAGE

4651 Arthur Drive-Ladner

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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!

#30-4787 57th Street-Ladner

priced @ $429,900

Rare! Rare! Rare! 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! Double shop, garage, and TRIPLE CARPORT! Paddock! WOW 4485 Tamboline Road-Westham Island-Ladner

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What a beautiful 3 bedroom rancher on prestigious Arthur Drive. Updated with new kitchen, cork !ooring, updated bathrooms, paint, etc! Family room, solarium, bonus games room in loft. Views over farmland & waterway! Beautiful rear yard! Circular driveway! Don’t miss this one!

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4274 Arthur Drive-Ladner


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Absolutely beautiful 3-Bedroom Home in West Ladner! Main !oor down, bedrooms up! Many updates including new roof, kitchen, appliances, mouldings, paint, landscaping, etc! Private sunny south-facing rear yard! Double garage, front porch. This home is meticulous, quiet street. Don’t miss this!

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5140 Bentley Lane-Ladner

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902-50th Steet OPEN SATURDAY 2-4PM!

owning a Floating Home

Main floor living in a 2990 sq. ft. home with 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths on a 9666 ft. lot! 2 master suites up + potential in-law suite on the main floor.Tucked in a cul-de-sac with 3 easy blocks to school. Quiet and private + all underground service. 12 yr. old roof + new H/W and tank heating & tank. Very private, large rooms and super solid! YA SNOOZE, YA LOOSE! Call me to see.

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#11 – 3459 W. River Road $739,000

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Priced well below the others and ready for your touches Suningdale! Reputedly one of the best buildings! This 2 bed, 2 full bath home with West exposure and a great location, nicely tucked away yet oh so close too shops, bus, doctors etc. DON'T MISS OUT. IT'S YOUR MOVE MAKE IT TODAY!


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9525 King George Blvd. Surrey

INVESTORS ALERT! Great investment property for redevelopment. Property is in City Centre Plan with designated zoning for low density. Golden opportunity, bring your offers.


12777 58th Ave. Surrey

Big beautiful custom home situated on a half acre lot. Big backyard for children and parties. Enough space to fit an outdoor pool in the backyard and still have room for children to play. High ceilings in entry compliment a curved staircase. Spacious bedrooms and upstairs hall overlooks living room.


4744 River Road West. Ladner

Five bdrm, 3 bath home 9000 sw ft. Big fenced backyard for children to play. Close to schools, shopping and transit. Patio, garage plus single visitor parking. Split entry and basement entry with a guest suite. Playground too.

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#217-12837 76 Avenue Surrey, BCV3W 2V3


13356 62nd Ave. Surrey

Call L.S. for more info. Two level home that has a renovated kitchen. There is granite flooring in the entry and kitchen. You can rent out a 1 or 2 Bdrm suite. Currently 2 Bdrm suite is rented out. Call L.S. for showings.


14459 105a Ave. Surrey

House was a past grow op. House has been remediated and passed. Measurements are approx., buyer to verify if important. Good starter home! Huge lot! Close to shopping and transit. Easy access to Hwy 1. Bring offers because seller wants to sell quick.


1102 - 13380 108 Ave. Surrey Beautiful 1 bedroom condo overlooking the Fraser River. A good view of New West. Just steps to the skytrain. Close to transit and shopping. Central location and easy access to Patullo Bridge and Hwy 1. Great unit to buy for college students. Amenities: Exercise Centre, Club House, Elevator, Garden.

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Absolutely sensational 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom condo with fabulous updates including laminate floors, paint, crown moldings, lighting, blinds, stainless steel appliances and best of all A NEW ROOF on the building. Great ambiance. Living room with gas fireplace leads to very private balcony surrounded by lots of greenery. Very desirable building with a BRAND NEW ROOF located in the heart of Ladner. Quiet location yet just minutes to walk to shops, bus, parks and more. Quick possession possible. For virtual tour and floor plans go to

#105, 4758 53rd Street, Ladner

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Deluxe custom built 1 year young, quality home in desirable location. Perfect for anyone looking for a low maintenance new home. Formal living room and dining room with engineered hardwood floors and gas fireplace. Absolutely stunning kitchen with granite countertops and beautiful cabinetry. Bright & sunny eating area and family room. Upstairs features a lovely master bedroom with 5 piece ensuite and walk in closet. 2 other good size bedrooms with “Jack & Jill bath.” 2,030 square feet, 3 bedrooms 2 ½ baths, double garage, south exposed fully landscaped backyard. NO HST and includes all new window coverings and appliances. Walk to Hawthorne or Neilsen Grove Elementary. Close to shops & parks. For virtual tour and floor plans go to Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

5148 Bentley Lane, Ladner



Custom designed, architecturally profound, executive home in Victory South! Impressive great room concept not only gives you a feeling of spaciousness and grandeur but is also very functional and warm. Terrific for all sorts of entertaining whether it be formal, casual or intimate. Show stopping gourmet kitchen with spectacular entertainment sized granite island. Romantic Master bedroom with fireplace and exquisite ensuite. Loft with family room that includes wet bar & fireplace. Plus you will also find a full bath and spacious 2nd bedroom. Total of 2,500 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, 4 fireplaces. Double garage. South West exposed back yard with beautiful patio. It just doesn’t get better!!! Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

5203 Laurel Drive, Ladner



Great family home! 2,242 square foot 2 level home in central Ladner. Living and dining room with vaulted cedar ceilings, refinished oak floors, new kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and laundry upstairs. Below is a terrific, freshly painted, spacious, clean 950 square foot in-law suite with new kitchen, 1 bedroom, dining room, living room, eating area and laundry room. New roof. New paint throughout, all new windows, new front door, new 16’ x 16’ covered sundeck. Large backyard - quick possession possible. For virtual tour and floor plans go to Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

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6041 48A Avenue, Ladner



2,600 square foot home with a total of 4 bedrooms, plus a 1 bedroom suite. New paint inside & out, new windows, new kitchen, new tile work, and loads of other updates make this home a must to see. 8,200 square foot corner lot with a large backyard. Lots of parking. Easy access to Vancouver. Close to Holly Park & Rec centre. For virtual tour and floor plans go to Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899


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Jim was born on October 10, 1956 in Vancouver, BC. He passed away October 27, 2010 in Delta, BC. He was predeceased by his father, Alexander (Jim) McBain and his mother, Mary (May) McBain. He is survived by his sister Susan and John, his niece Julianne and nephew Jeffrey. Jim was a long-time resident of Tsawwassen, where he grew up with his family. He was an avid collector of Videos, CD’s, DVD’s and Books. He loved to share his collection with his friends and would often gather for movie nights. Jim loved to travel with his family and friends and cherished the memories he had of his trips. A Memorial Service was held on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 11:00 am at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC, with reception following. Cremation interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery will be held at a later date. Donations by mail or phone to The Epilepsy Society #510 – 999 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1K5, (604) 875-6704, are welcome.

Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

Millicent Harrison (Fox) February 14, 1919 – November 4, 2010

TODD, Michael

The Todd family is saddened to announce the unexpected death of Michael Todd. He was surrounded by his family when he died of a brain tumor on November 7, 2010. Mike is survived by Virginia, his wife of 51 years; and his children Hope (Doug), Michael Jr., Blair (Nancy), Aaron and Electra. Mike was the jolly grandfather to Chelsea, Olivia and Emma Todd; Isabella and Gresham Halladay; and Emilie and Nicholas Obadia-Todd. Mike will be missed by his siblings Richard (Heather), Sarah (Jim) and Tim (Judy) and his nieces and nephews. Mike was born in Shoeburyness, England on November 18, 1937. He lived some of his childhood in Rhodesia and developed a passion for flying while hitching rides over Victoria Falls. From age 15 to 21, Mike sailed with the British Merchant Navy. He and Virginia immigrated to Canada in 1959 so that Mike could pursue his dream of flying. Seven years and 5 children later Mike was flying for Air Canada. Mike was part of the Air Canada family for 31 years. During this time he was the Council #1 Safety Chairman for CALPA; served as the Air Canada MEC Safety Chairman; and was also the Chairman of CALPA’s Special Technical Committee of Operations. He was instrumental in improving aviation safety standards in Canada. He was an IFR instructor and a mentor to many an aviator. After retiring from Air Canada in 1997, Mike flew for Western Express and then for 5 years with Sky Service as a training captain. Mike will be remembered for his self-deprecating humor, love of the sun, wine gums, erudition and generosity. Mike will be missed by his family, by his wonderful friends and by his extended family in England. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church, 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations can be made to Union Gospel Mission, Vancouver, BC or Sacred Heart Parish, Ladner, BC.

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It is with great sadness that we announce our mother’s passing. She passed away comfortably at home, with family, at the age of 91 years. Beloved wife of Jim, loving mother to daughters Valerie (Summers), Janet (Dent), Louise (Whitty) and son Stephen (Harrison). She was Grandmother to Ron, Stephanie, Brian, Andrea, Joseph, Victoria, Christian and James. She was also the adoring Great-Grandmother to 13 great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by nieces, nephews, cousins, family and many friends. Millicent is pre-deceased by her parents Grace and Harry Fox and sister, Doris Thorneycroft. Millicent was born in Vernon, BC and moved to Duncan, BC where she attended Queen Margaret’s School for Girls. Her father Harry Fox was owner of Fox’s Dry Goods in Duncan for many years. After graduating from school, Millicent attended the Vancouver School of Art, studying sculpture. Millicent continued her love of sculpture all her life and was active in the art world right up to her passing. Millicent married Jim Harrison, in Victoria, BC and later moved to Ottawa with her children in 1956, where she continued her art career, doing many sculptures and portraits for private collections and commissions – Museum of Man, Newfoundland Museum, Discovery Train, Bank of Canada Money Museum, Post Office Museum, Department of Labor. She also taught at the High School of Commerce and St. Lawrence College. Her private collections included works for the Ron Southern family of Spruce Meadows, Calgary; Prime Minister Diefenbaker’s grandchildren; Margaret Trudeau; Terry Fox and many others. Millicent moved back to Vancouver Island, with her husband in 1977, where they owned and operated the Dutch Latch restaurant on the Malahat Hwy. She continued her art career in Vancouver and taught sculpture at the Silk Purse Art Studio in West Vancouver, for 5 years. She moved to Tsawwassen in 2001 to live with her daughter Janet, continuing to teach and exhibiting her works. She will be remembered for her love and kindness by friends and family as well as her positive and energetic outlook on life. A memorial celebration of Millicent’s life will be held at St. David’s Anglican Church, 1115 - 51A Street, Delta BC (Tsawwassen) on Sunday, November 14, 2010, at 2:00 PM. (Refreshments to follow in Church Hall).

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Born June 2, 1919 in Vancouver. Passed away November 1, 2010. Pre-deceased by his wife Valerie in 2005. Survived by his sons Doug (Carolyn), John and daughter Barb (Angie); granddaughters Lisa and Cynthia (Petar); brother Bob (Margaret); and sister-inlaw Birdie Cavanagh. Ted served in the RCAF during WW II and was assigned to ground crew preparing landing fields for allied planes in the liberation of the Netherlands and Belgium. He joined his father, which later included his brother, in the family wholesale business, founded by his grandfather M.P. Morris. Together they ran a successful cordage, gift wrap and florist wholesale supply company until 1999. Following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps, he held the position of Consul for Chile in Vancouver from 1964 until 1971. The family is extremely grateful for Dad’s outstanding care at Delta Hospital, the Irene Thomas Hospice and Kin Village Long Term Care Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kin Village Association 5410 10th Ave, Delta, BC V4M 3X8. A memorial reception is planned on November 20. Please contact for details, by November 16th.

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RUDSTON-BROWN, DOROTHY Febuary 19, 1925 - October 31, 2010 Sadly, after a brief illness, our dear mother Dorothy RudstonBrown passed away Oct 31, 2010 at age 85. Predeceased by her husband of more than 50 years Bryan in 2005, she leaves behind sister Shirley, sons David (Denise), Blair (Melody) and Blake. She was enormously proud of her 6 grandsons Cory (Leanne), Chris, Sean, Jeffrey, Alex and Mark. She was also greatly pleased to welcome greatgrandson Reese in 2010. She was also a beloved Aunty Dot to many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. Her loss will also be felt by her many friends. Born in Cloan, Sask in 1925 Dorothy grew up on the family farm and many of her values and her enormous strength of character came from that family and land. The closeness of that family carried her through all of her years and she was a vibrant presence at any family event. She married Dad in Calgary in 1954 and married life took them from Calgary via Vancouver to Tsawwassen where they moved in 1964 and never left. Raising a family and having a career as a librarian caused the years to whirl by and they remained active until Dads later illness. After his death she lived a busy life spending as much time with family as possible and maintaining old friendships while cultivating many new ones that she valued immensely. She faced her final illness with her typical courage and real concern for the loved ones left behind. She lived as she wanted, fully and enthusiastically to the end. Please join us in a celebration of her life that will be held on Sunday November 14th 1-4 pm at the Beach Grove Golf Club. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Delta Hospice Society would be appreciated.

WEEKS, MARILOU (nee Monk/ Mulleny) March 20, 1937 – November 3, 2010. After a courageous battle, Marilou passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side. She is survived by husband Hal (Harold); children Bruce (Tara), Karen (Wayne) and Ken (Kirsten); grandchildren Rachel, Nolan, David, Charlie, Ayla and Jordan; sisters Gem (Pete), Babs, and Lyle (Sandra); and her extended family, Jay (Jeanette), Todd, Pam (Dave), (Perry), their children Danielle, Coulson, Matthew, Elisabeth, Taylor, Jesse & Jake. Marilou lived her life to the utmost, traveling, revelling in her grandchildren’s lives, being with friends, and initiating a party for any reason. She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to be part of her amazing life. A celebration in her honour will be held at Quilchena Golf & Country Club, 3551 Granville Ave, Richmond, 1-4pm, Wed, November 17. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the BC Lung Association would be welcomed.



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We require skilled, responsible workers to provide quality, inclusive child care services for young children in a group setting under the direction of the centre’s Early Childhood Education Manager.

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Must have licence to practice, valid first aid, tuberculosis test, and a criminal record check clearance letter. Attn: Chrystalynn Wilson Tsawwassen First Nation 131 N. Tsawwassen Dr. Delta, BC V4M 4G2 Or Fax: 604-943-2399 Email:




Tow Truck Operators

Roadway Towing Ltd. has two positions available for tow truck operators. Applicants must reside in the area in order to meet our contract obligations. Applicants must have a minimum of a class 5 driver’s licence without restrictions. Most importantly chosen applicants must pass a criminal record check prior to being hired. Experience is preferred however training will be provided to the right applicant. Some mechanical skills and an understanding of automobiles is an asset. Shifts include weekends and some on call nights. Company also offers an excellent benefits package. Drivers are paid on commission so the harder you work the more you can make. Resume and drivers abstract can either be faxed or emailed. Fax# 604-940-1793 or email


Farm Workers


General greenhouse work involved in propagating, tending and harvesting vegetables Hourly wage: $9.28 Hours per week: 50 Days per week: Mon to Sat Employment starts: January 2011 Houweling Nurseries Ltd. 2776 64th Street, Delta Fax resume to 604-946-9158 Experience is an asset


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ACCENTUS MEDICAL Transcription Services requires Canadian MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS to work from home. Expertise in Operative Reports and Oncology needed. Health Benefits now available! Please apply online employment.html


located in Tsawwassen, is currently hiring casual Recreational Therapists. If you would like to be a part of our Carehome please e-mail your resume in confidence to or by fax 604-943-6732.

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Doctors & Hospitals are seeking Certified Medical Administrative & Medical Office Assistants, & Pharmacy Assistants. No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement is available.



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Community Centre

8880 Williams Rd. Richmond (604) 718 – 8060

Creative Treasures Christmas Craft Fair Wednesday, Nov. 10 Thursday, Nov. 11 Friday, Nov. 12 Saturday, Nov. 13

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entry-level training for land and offshore oilrigs. Excellent wages, benefits and opportunities to travel the world. Nov 29th-Dec 18th and Jan 3rd-Jan 22, 2011. Contact: 1-866-807-3960


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HELPER / CAREGIVER WANTED To support a wheelchair person, Dec 27-31. 8 hours a day, tasks include lift use, bathing, dressing, meal preparation. Driving will be an asset. Call (604) 231-2343


Position: Full Time & Part Time / Evenings for Caregiver for active female confined to a wheelchair in the Ladner area. Duties include; personal care, meal preparation and light house keeping. Must be able to understand directions for personal care. Minimum 5’4' reccomended height. Training provided. Call 604-946-6658


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DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN or Steve or Jane..... Busy warranty office in South Delta needs you! Great benefits, salary and growth. Office 2003 and Level One General Insurance license required. Email resume to:


Retail Sales

LOOKING FOR a casual, flexible person for sales & wine tastings in a local Delta Winery. Please fax resume to 604-940-1385. RETAIL SALES 1511999 Alberta Ltd. operating as Black Box has full and part time positions for Black Box Illusions located in Richmond Centre Mall. $15/hour/shift. Fax resume 1-780-484-5892 or email

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Westham Island Estate Winery CRAFT FAIR ! SATURDAY Dec. 4th 10 am - 4 pm 2170 Westham Island Rd

(Big blue barn at Bissett Farms) Crafters, Artisans, samples, gift ideas, gift baskets made to order! New crafters Welcome! 604-940-9755


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Scottsdale Center 7065 - 120th Street, Delta

Your primary responsibility will be to un-pack and sort merchandise by department, stock shelves to merchandise plans and maintain a clean and safe workplace. The successful individual must enjoy working in a fast paced environment and be able to handle heavy loads.

Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:



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

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The ideal candidates will have 2-3 years supervisory experience in a retail environment with demonstrated organization and communication skills. The successful individuals will possess strong leadership and motivational skills. Other responsibilities include inventory control and work in compliance with all company procedures and policies.

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BROYHILL WALNUT: 9 pce dining room set $700, 6 pce Bedroom set $600. 604-943-0344

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. Sony TV 12x12in, $50. 4 Drawer black filing cabinet $30. All OBO. 778-552-5557




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Daycare Centres

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Pups, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed. $950. Chwk. 1-604-794-3561 BLACK LAB pups 3 males. Parents reg. Hunting capability. 1 shots & dewormed $500 604-819-1729

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Mary Irene Smith, Deceased, who died on March 12, 2010, are hereby required to send them to the Executors, Kevin Colleen Smith, Patti Louise Smith and Gary Willard Smith c/o Severide Law Groups, Barristers & Solicitors, #201 - 5155 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta BC, V4K 1W4, before December 11, 2010, after which date the Executors will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which they have notice.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your last week of mystery, Aries – and of chances to benefit from others’ largesse or deep pockets. Here are some keywords for action within this arena: Invest, capitulate, confess, fix health, rest Sunday to Tuesday dawn. Ignore an acquaintance’s advice! Pay, buy, sell, “stamp” agreements, embrace or make peace with someone, inventory your possessions Friday/ Saturday. Governments, courts, institutions, lawyers, travel matters, publishers, head office, partners, antagonists, mate, public, opportunities, agreements – all these, indecisive or inactive in recent months, finally march forward. Taurus April 20-May 20: Relationships remain important.Study opportunities,agreements,relocation prospects, competition and whether you should join ‘em or fight ‘em. But don’t study too long – act soon – or immediately (Monday daytime, Wednesday eve, dawn Thursday right through Saturday). Recent delays in work, employment, machinery and health zones end Thursday. Longer delays (since July) also end, in social, planning, sexual, investment, financial and lifestyle zones. Get going – reach out! Happiness, flirtation, social delights, even love arrive Sunday/ Monday. Rest midweek. You shine Friday/Saturday! Gemini May 21-June 20: Your last week of work and drudgery, Gemini. Soon, new horizons will arrive! Meanwhile, tackle chores. Buy or repair machinery, vehicles. Adjust diet, nutrition, health regimens. Your career is highlighted Sunday to Tuesday dawn. Be ambitious – you could net a promotion; VIPs, bosses or parents will approve of or aid your projects, proposals. Optimism, friendship, entertainment enter Tuesday p.m. through Thursday: avoid intellectual or ethical disputes at work. Rest, retreat Friday/Saturday. Four months of delays end in negotiations, partnerships, relocation, career and “judgment.”

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Cancer June 21-July 22: You start this romantic week with mellow wisdom, Cancer. After this, romance dies down briefly, then will return again by month’s end, into January – but in that next phase it will be more volatile, demand more critical choices. So enjoy this pleasure-filled, non-pressure week! (You might be dealing with creative projects, vacation, charming kids, beauty, hobbies, sports, rather than romance.) A legal, media, educational or travel solution arrives Monday, especially if you chase it. Buy tickets. Be ambitious Wednesday/Thursday. Happiness, wish fulfilment arrive Friday/Saturday! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Four-month delays in big financial areas (investments, debts, mortgages, other people’s money, business funding) and in sex, intimate commitments, lifestyle changes, research and deep health (e.g., surgery) end now. Shorter and less important delays in mail, communications, telephone installation, career projects, travel and paperwork (especially re: property) end now. Push forward to end things and to plant a new life. Seek funding, suggest settlements, let go of one lifestyle and grasp another, especially Monday. Legal, travel, love and intellectual affairs succeed Wednesday/Thursday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: An easy, enjoyable week, Virgo. The general accent lies on communications, paperwork, travel, errands and details. Long delays end in relationships and opportunities – the best, luckiest, appear Monday to pre-dawn Tuesday, and Thursday. (If they don’t appear, create and chase them!) One opportunity might entail abandoning a job. Life’s depths flow in Tuesday p.m. through Thursday: a relationship becomes intimate, you follow opportunity with commitment, money or a promise. Revealing facts surface. (Especially if you turn over a rock or two.) Wisdom, gentle love arrive Friday/Saturday.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Continue to chase money, earn it, use it, spend it. Machinery, tools, vehicles are a great buy Monday (AFTER dawn). In Seymour Narrows, B.C., there used to be a huge underwater hazard called “Ripple Rock” that caused wrecks for 250 years, and prevented efficient ferry traffic. Finally, in 1958, the government blew it up. Your relationships might hold such a deep, hidden rock. Pluto’s down there now (2008 to 2024) trying to eradicate it. It’s “there” Tuesday night – but not Wednesday/Thursday, when love and partnership opportunities soar! Work, financial, sexual and intimate delays end. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high – and this lucky week speeds you toward your goals! Start major projects, seek attention, ask favours, display your talents. Delays that have frustrated you for months in creative, speculative, romantic zones – and shorter delays in partnership, relocation and/or governmentrelated zones – all end now. You ride a winning streak Sunday to Tuesday – romance, speculation, creativity, all reward. Take a risk! Tackle work mid-week. You’ll succeed. Relationships confront you Friday/Saturday – smooth co-operation, money agreements prevail. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: This is your last week of seclusion, Sage. Rest deeply, as next week you’ll burst into new projects, situations and hopes. The more you rest now, the more energy you’ll have then – and the more chores and obligations you clear away now, the lighter and more free you’ll be – when it counts. This is a great week, considering. Everything revolves around your domestic situation Sunday to Tuesday: Monday holds property, security luck. Romantic notions tease and please mid-week. You might make a “backyard” friend. Work, health Friday/Saturday. Personal, domestic and social delays end.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The accent remains on wish fulfilment, popularity, social delights, light romance and entertainment. You feel optimistic about your future; this is a great week to make plans. Do errands, paperwork, communicate and travel Sunday to Monday. Monday to Thursday favours communications about money – and money information. Read, ask questions, follow your curiosity. Past frustrating delays end in all these areas (especially in obtaining information, especially from government and large corporations). Home, midweek. Romance, pleasure, creative surges Friday/Saturday – take a chance! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: You’re still in a general ambition cycle, for another eight days. Act early – Sunday to Tuesday favour chasing money, seeking a pay raise, cultivating new clients, etc. Monday’s best. Communications, errands, details, travel, casual acquaintances stymie you Tuesday, but they bring interest, happy social interludes (Wednesday) and some intriguing money ideas (Thursday). This week ends a four-month delay in earnings, purchasing power, and dealing with possessions. Beware a bit of deception from higher-ups midweek. Head home Friday/Saturday for a rejuvenating rest – excitement’s coming! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Love, understanding, higher learning, far travel, publishing, religion, cultural involvements – these are still your main theme. Your energy and magnetism surge upward Sunday to Tuesday – and your luck soars Monday. Take advantage, get something done, propose, impress someone! Chase money Tuesday eve to Thursday – your idea factory might be a little wobbly, but your practical instincts are right, especially Wednesday. This week ends four months of delay in your ambitions. A lot of that delay emerged from your own indecision: that ends too. Light friends, heavy info, Saturday. • Reading: 416-686-5014


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BEACH GROVE, beautiful 3-4 bdrm, 1.5 bath Rancher, all appl, large back yd, near beach/school, pets welcome, no garage. $1900, Avail Jan 1. Call 604-341-9502 LADNER 3 br upper with 1 br bsmt ste whole house $2000/mth, or upper $1350, lower $700 ns np Avail Nov. 15th. 604-618-8042 LADNER, 4 bdrm, carport, 2200sf, 3 baths, 4 appl, NS NP, $1850/m, Dec 4. 604-946-4428 LARGE 2 Bdrm lower house. wd, dw, fp, garage $1300 incl util Mature, quiet adult 946-6793 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... $1,688/M


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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LADNER: 2 BR Bsmt newly reno’d. Bright, large. All new appls. n/s, n/p. nr all amens. Resp tenants, ref’s. $1000 + share utils. Avail now. 604-807-1732 LADNER EAST, 2 bdrm ste, nr bus, incl heat/hydro, $950 n/p, n/s, Nov. 15th. 778-996-7175


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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: OFFICES AVAIL (3), 2nd floor, professional building, Tsaw. $300-$450 all incl. 604-943-4379

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1 BR bsmt in Ladner, nr bus, $675 incl hydro & cable, share wd, ns, np, avail Immed 604-946-5777 1-2 BDR, Upper Tsaw, private Ent and Patio, in suite Lndry, recent reno. incl.utils, pet neg. $1150 avail now 604-828-9711 2 BR bsmt, large, full bath, Ladner, 4 appls, yard, $900+1/3 utils, ns, Nov. 15, 604-765-3642 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 suite, large deck, great view of Golf Course, np, immed 1212 Hunter Rd. $1400. 604-868-2844 3 BR Tsawwassen, upper level, 1200sf + 400sf sunny deck, nice quiet neighborhood, nr schools, clean & bright, 1.5 baths, fp, newer appls, dw, shared wd. own entry, driveway prkg, some carport storage, no garage, owner lives down & mows lawn, ns, np refs $1300+%utils, 778-848-8361 3BDRM LADNER, nice upper lvl house on a quiet deadend street. across from park, nr hospital and leisure centre, own w/d, sundeck, storage room, Avail Dec 1, $1250+hydro, Rick 604-788-3991 FURN BACH suite, with deck, private entry, Boundary Bay, min. walk to beach & bus, incl hydro, electrical, laundry, wireless, $600, 604-943-6011 or 306-7661 pics email

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


Painting/ Wallpaper


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


Paving/Seal Coating

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



Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975


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


Interior / Exterior • Small / Big Jobs Comm./Res. • Fully Insured AURA Stone Countertops Crown molding installation. Faux finish, staining & custom painting. $150 Off (certain restrictions apply)

John 778-881-6737


Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate


PRIMO PAINTING Interior & Exterior

* EXCELLENT PRICES * Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB


Best In Class Painting - Low rates, refs avail, 100% guaranteed Mark 778-323-1045 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, yard clean up - Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255

Renovations & Home Improvement


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

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



Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000 Panorama Plumbing Heating/ Gas Services No job too small or too big Res/Comm 604-818-7801 PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. No hst Rick 604-809-6822


Power Washing

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

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

Exterior House Cleaning Driveways, Painting & Sealing Winter Garden Clean-up

A name you can trust

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255


Renovations & Home Improvement

kitchens, bath, windows, flooring, decks & fencing

ticketed carpenter • 25 yrs. exp.

Scott Cameron

604-948-9183 or cell: 604.992.8182



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


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

Lorne 604-841-7052


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

778-237-ROOF (7663)


P.R. Remodelling


Certified Plumber

CEDAR-KING Roof Restoration

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

Call Paul 778-434-2437 for free estimate

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

Darren Cell:


778.886.8541 Licensed, Insured, WCB

Call Ken at

778.867.8858 Free Evaluations!


A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est 10% disc, WCB, Liability Insured. Jag 778-892-1530 'Cedar King' Roof restoraton, Free evaluations. call Ken 778-867-8858



Quality Custom Cabinets & Countertops Kitchen, Bathroom, Basement Flooring, Decks, Painting Electrical, Plumbing

DAN (604) 339-2759


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


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

DISPOSAL BINS All prices at or call 604-306-8599 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank


Rubbish Removal

'You Call It, We Haul It!' Rubbish Removal and Recycling

778-668-HAUL (4285)

Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●




Over 25 years serving South Delta

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

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



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


Tree Services

Tree Removal - Stump Grinding Branch Chipping * Free Est. * WCB Local resident, 34 yrs. 604-943-0043



Rob 604-946-4796

Trips start at

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


Rubbish Removal Disposal & Recycling

JJ ROOFING, Repair, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors discount WCB, fully insured. 604-726-6345


TMO Contracting



Student Works



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





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


Building on your ideas.


#1 Roofing Company in BC

Local 35 Yrs + Construction Exp.

cameron construction

Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.

Mark 778-323-1045


Window Cleaning

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

604-244-9446 Established 1963

Looking to do some

Refer to the Service Directory for all of your home improvement, decorating and gardening needs.

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