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Our list reveals which homes are all lit up for Christmas
It’s that time of year again in South Delta when dark, often rainy nights are illuminated with blasts of colour. Many homeowners get into the holiday spirit by stringing lights along the eaves or trees, but there are a select few who do more — a lot more. The Clark Griswolds among us attach lights to pretty much everything and complement that with all manner of characters and creatures. For a list of the best decorated homes in town, see Page 21. PHOTO BY
Tsawwassen’s Glenn Flach has once again turned the exterior of his Golf Club Drive home into a twinkling wonderland.
Shoppers finding it locally
South Delta merchants managing to keep consumers at home this holiday season JESSICA KERR
Where are you doing your Christmas shopping? It seems South Deltans are trying to do as much as possible in their own backyard this holiday season as many local businesses are reporting higher numbers this Christmas. “It’s been pretty busy — better than last year,” said Marleen Flumerfelt, who owns Toys & Tech and Unforgettable Gifts in Tsawwassen. “Lots of people are starting to come in now.” With just two weeks left, Christmas shopping is in full swing.
In addition to commind knowing “We definitely have peting with the allure that exchangof big city shopping ing or returndeveloped a loyal malls, with South ing a locallyclientele that make Delta’s proximity to bought gift the U.S. border and the an effort to come in after Christmas strong Canadian dolwill be an easy and see us first.” lar, many local shopHenriette Leschert process. pers may be tempted “So many to venture down to locals, they do Bellingham or Seattle. a tremendous amount of shopping Tracey McKnight, who has locally,” McKnight said. owned South Coast Casuals with “I just think it’s a great sense her husband Bill for 15 years, said of community,” Flumerfelt said of cross-border competition is always wandering between local stores a concern but the store focuses where one might run into friends on going the extra mile to keep and neighbours while shopping. shoppers local with “top grade “It’s just such a nice experience.” customer service,” complimentary And once locals find a store gift wrapping and the peace of they like, they keep coming back.
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“We definitely have developed a loyal clientele that make an effort to come in and see us first,” said Henriette Leschert, who owns C’est Moi in Tsawwassen. “Everybody’s time is precious, especially at Christmas,” she said, adding shopping locally takes less time and effort than heading out of town. That’s a sentiment Ali Roddam, who took over Ladner’s Buttercups Children’s Boutique with her mom, Catherine Morosoff, almost two years ago, echoes. “I try to plan my shopping trips locally first,” Roddam said, adding that shopping in South Delta saves time, gas and money.
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Shopping locally is also about helping the community as a whole, Roddam said. “We actually need people to shop locally to keep local stores in business.”
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Tsawwassen couple’s model railway wonderland is once again raising money for Food on the Corner BY
The latest edition of the Christmas Express is looking like the best yet, says Tsawwassen’s Chris Read. “It’s probably our best year yet in terms of decorations and how it’s laid out,” he said, talking about the annual outdoor model railroad setup he and his wife Tracey create. The display at their Beach Grove home at 585016th Ave. has a lot more detail this year, he said, adding it took Tracey four days to do the decorating after the houses and lights were in place. There is a new viewing area around the back of the display while the setup also has some new electronics and interactive features. Read also plans to use trains powered by steam periodically. Read will be broadcasting live video over the
Chris Read says this year’s display is looking like the best yet. It’s open daily in Beach Grove until Dec. 27. Internet. He has multiple cameras set up for the web cast, including some mounted on the trains.
Like previous years, Read will be collecting donations for Food on the Corner, a Delta-based char-
ity that feeds the homeless in Vancouver. Just over 3,000 people visited the display last year and Read
raised about $3,400 for the charity. He expects over 4,000 visitors this time around.
He won an award at the Delta Chamber of Commerce Hats Off to Excellence gala last year for his efforts. Read said it was an honour and that he was “proud somebody recognized what I’m doing.” Rick Lewall, past president of Food on the Corner, said Read’s work goes a long way to supporting the group, which feeds about 300 homeless people each week with hot soup and sandwiches in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The Christmas Express proceeds go toward supplies and maintenance of Food on the Corner’s truck, which is about 25-years-old. The display runs rain or shine every day until Dec. 27 from dusk until approximately 10:30 p.m. Visit the Greater Vancouver Garden Railway Club website at www.gvgrc. ca to view the Christmas Express online.
Group looks to raise house of hope from the ashes The Little House on 12th Avenue Society initiates fundraising campaign after last year’s arson JESSICA KERR
Until it was claimed by fire last year, the little white house on 12th Avenue in Tsawwassen was a bastion of help, hope and healing for many families and individuals dealing, in one way or another, with addiction. The house was claimed by fire in the summer of 2009, but The Little House on 12th Avenue Society is mounting an effort to bring back “the little house that could.” For 27 years, the small house served as a meeting
place for 12-step recovery groups. Originally a family home, it was first purchased by the Corporation of Delta in 1979 where it served as a home for programs offered by Delta Mental Health and Richmond Alcohol and Drug Action Team. In May 1982, it was made available for 12-step meetings and in 2004 The Little House Society was established to oversee it. “That house existed in the heart of the community to provide a place for individuals and families to discuss and work through
addictions,” said society president Jim Stimson. Many developed emotional bonds with the house and the fire was devastating. The house became another victim in a string of arsons that summer. The damage was extensive and the municipality and the society decided the house should be demolished and rebuilt. Unfortunately, after taking the cost of demolition from the insurance money, the society has been left with less than half the money needed to build the
new facility, so a fundraising campaign has begun. The overall goal is to raise $200,000 by June 1, 2011. But, Stimson said, the society has also set several smaller goals. With $12,500 raised so far, the group hopes to raise $35,000 before the end of the month. Donations of more than $25 are eligible for a taxdeductible receipt. Stimson said the society is hoping to start construction next spring and have the new house up and running by early 2012. With a new place to call
home, the Little House Society is also hoping to expand the scope of its services. Along with offering a home for 12-step recovery meetings, the 1,600-squarefoot house will also serve as a multipurpose space for the community and as an education facility for the group. Community education about alcohol and drug abuse and addiction is a key part of the society’s goals and something it hopes to facilitate through the new house. The society is currently working on a new website
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Dragging death inquest calls for changes Coroner looks into case of man seen by police and hospital who was eventually found dead under a bus BY
A coroner’s inquest into the 2008 dragging death of a man in Ladner has resulted in a call for changes to how hospitals deal with mentally ill patients and more control over the dispensing of methadone to addicts. On Oct. 3, 2008, a man died after he was struck by a car on Highway 17 at Ladner Trunk Road and then dragged under a bus for approximately five kilometres. A coroner’s inquest into the incident was held over several days last month.
The cause of death was ruled accidental due to multiple blunt force injuries with mental illness and substance abuse as contributing factors. The jury also made several recommendations in light of the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, including the practice of methadone “carries” by heroin addicts be discontinued. While in recovery, addicts are initially required to take methadone in the presence of a medical professional. However, after the addict has passed medical and behavioural tests, they are allowed to carry
more than a day’s worth of the drug to help ease withdrawal symptoms. The jury recommended Fraser Health Authority institute a system where a hospital calls the family of a patient about to be discharged to ensure they make it home safely and that psychiatric nurses, or other staff trained in mental health initiatives, be available 24 hours. The jury also stated the Ministry of Health Services and Fraser Health Authority should “support families of addicted family members with information and education regarding interactions with addicts, showing
support for the addicted person while establishing boundaries.” The inquest verdict was presented at the Delta police board meeting this week. On the day he died, the 53-year-old man was picked up by Delta police for appearing drunk in public. He was transported to department headquarters where he was held to sober up. By mid-afternoon, officers had not seen a change in his condition and transported him to Delta Hospital at around 4:30 p.m. He was seen by a nurse but decided to leave the
hospital two hours later and wandered over to the Ladner Leisure Centre. Officers were called to the centre at about 6:30 p.m. for a disturbance call. The officer who attended the scene, who had no knowledge of what had happened earlier in the day, interviewed the man and determined he was lucid and could care for himself. The officer then drove the man to the bus loop where he was last seen heading for a Vancouver bus. However, at 8 p.m., the man returned to the hospital and admitted himself for odd and unusual behaviour. He was fed and staff asked
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Delta South’s independent MLA isn’t interested in the leadership of either the Liberals or NDP. Vicki Huntington recently issued that statement as turbulent events on the B.C. political scene continued to unfold. Most recently, New Democrat leader Carole James announced she’s stepping down, saying it’s time for caucus members to find a way to unite. The move left the Liberals and NDP searching for new leaders, but Huntington, the first independent elected to the legislature in over 50 years, crossed her name off both lists. “I know that going for these jobs seems to be the way the universe is unfolding,” Huntington said, “but my choice, amid a lot of political chaos in this province, is to stand back from the fray and serve the constituents of Delta South well.” Huntington had turned down overtures from both parties to run in the last
election. In previous interviews with the Optimist, James and Premier Gordon Campbell, who is also stepping down, noted the former Delta councillor would have been a strong candidate for their parties. Huntington decided to risk running on her own and it paid off, thanks in large part to voter dissatisfaction with the Liberals combined with traditional NDP votes strategically switching to Huntington. Now with things in disarray for both parties, the independent said she hopes both sides will be able to sort themselves out. “The amazing people of my riding were ahead of the times,” Huntington said. “Since then, as we all now know, things have fallen apart for both the Liberals and the NDP.” Huntington is no longer the only independent in the legislature after MLA Bob Simpson, who was booted from the New Democratic caucus after criticizing James, said he decided to formally register as an independent. Also in their ranks are Liberal MLAs Bill Bennett,
booted from caucus after criticizing the premier, and Blair Lekstrom, who quit caucus over the HST. Saying it’s going to be a very interesting next few months, Delta North New Democrat MLA Guy Gentner said it’s an exciting opportunity for his party. One of the dissident MLAs who wanted a leadership vote, Gentner said, “We are in full leadership convention mode, one member, one vote. I call it the democratization of the party and getting to the grassroots and rebuild.” A website appeared a few weeks ago calling on Gentner to take the reigns of the party, but when asked if he would consider declaring now that James is stepping down, his only response was that it’s too early for anyone to do that. “Caucus solidarity is game one right now. There have been some hard feelings, obviously, but we’ve come to a agreement we’re going to bury that.” The Liberals have a leadership vote set for February while the New Democrats still have to announce a date for their vote.
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• November 29, 4:41 p.m., 6100-block of Ferry Road: Complainant reported that his vehicle parked on Ferry Road was broken into and his wallet containing his driver’s licence, $100 cash and credit card were stolen. The credit card has since had $1,000 charged to it and is being investigated. • November 29, 12 p.m., 5800-block of Mountain View Boulevard: Complainant reported she had her wallet stolen from her office at the hospital. Hospital security and police have yet to examine the inhospital video surveillance. • November 30, 4800block of Elliott Street: The liquor store reported a male entered the premises and then fled with two bottles of red wine. The suspect was captured on video. Police will investigate further. • November 29, 9 p.m., 5200-block of 57A Street: Complainant reported that sometime overnight someone had entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a GPS unit. The ignition was also damaged. • December 2, 2:42 p.m., 3800-block of Arthur Drive: A report was received that a care home resident had received a call from an unknown male claiming that her grandson had been in an accident while in Montreal. The caller hung up before asking the complainant to send money. The complainant is aware of
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thought her yoga class was, in Whalley. But her class had actually been in South Surrey. “It’s a place the accused erroneously thought the deceased was around,” he said. He alleged the accused had planted it there. “In every cover-up, there’s usually a mistake.” Murray said Panghali claimed he waited to call police about his wife being missing on a cop friend’s advice, but the officer had testified to “the exact oppo-
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A10 The Delta Optimist December 11, 2010 Opinion Page Published every Wednesday & Saturday by the Delta Optimist, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. #207 - 4840 Delta Street, Delta, BC V4K 2T6 Phone 604-946-4451 Fax 604-946-5680 www.delta-optimist.com Publisher: Lori Chalmers lchalmers@ delta-optimist.com
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MURPHY’S LAW Like a lot of people, I haven’t seen an increase in the ol’ paycheque for a while now. The last hike was a cost of living bump at the beginning of 2009, so it’s been almost two years since the pay packet got any heavier. I make this point not to complain, because I’m grateful to have full-time employment in this time of economic uncertainty. I’m also fully cognizant that many others are in much worse shape, having seen their hours cut or the jobs eliminated altogether. The reason I make this point is because it doesn’t appear those over at municipal hall are living in this same reality. Civic politicians voted themselves a 2.5 per cent hike on Monday in what essentially works out to a cost of living increase. I might be inclined to overlook the fact they’re not card-carrying members of the belt tightening brigade given the jump was modest and the total dollars are insignificant, but recent history and the bizarre method used to calculate salaries make this most recent move harder to accept. First off, councillors gave themselves a 15 per cent raise about 18 months ago, which came a year-and-a-half after they had approved a 13 per cent increase. That’s in excess of 30 per cent in just three years, a massive hike at any time, but a startling one given the current economic climate. I think part of the problem is the concept of basing council salaries in Delta on an average of those paid in similarsized jurisdictions. This makes abundant sense on one level, but it also creates a never-ending cycle that ensures wages are driven ever higher. If Delta’s compensation is below the average, it gets bumped up, thus creating a new, higher average among the group that in turn pushes some other local government below it. That city then ups its salaries, creating a new, higher average and the cycle starts all over again. I have to say it’s an ingenious system and I’d readily commend whoever came up with it if I wasn’t one of the taxpayers on the hook for the tab. Before I run out of space here, let me say council members work hard, they take a lot of crap and the remuneration they receive isn’t going to make anyone rich. Given the size of Delta’s population, we should also have a couple more of them to spread out the workload. That’s all true, but it doesn’t get around the fact we’re still in the midst of an economic slowdown, a time when our leaders should lend a hand to pull us up, not put out their own to take more.
Take a deep breath and focus on reason behind the season IAN ROBERTSON
COMMUNITY COMMENT Just think, it’s only two weeks to Christmas! If you are a kid, you are probably getting excited about what you may find under the tree. If an adult, you may be thinking about all the entertaining you are doing, or all the parties you are supposed to attend. If you attend school, there’s a winter vacation ahead. Maybe you are looking forward to a day off from your job that goes 24/7. Or maybe there’s a hollow spot for you — not much food, no presents and a bleak outlook for 2011. A reading of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol (book, DVD or on TV) will quickly tell you the relaxed lifestyle we now enjoy was not part of life just a century ago. Even Boxing Day (the day when
sales in electronics and other retail go crazy) had a very different meaning a century ago. We have evolved with Santa Claus, extra holidays and with combining several secular and religious festivals into one period of time at the end the year. Commerce on the west coast of Canada effectively shuts down for a two-week interval over Christmas and New Year. It’s important for us to get in touch with the why of all of this. Once you cut through the Muzak in stores and the constant supply of yet more flyers through your door, and once you get past yet another store doing a Boxing Day sale in November or a 60 per cent off sale, you need to take a deep breath: What’s this all about anyway? The essence, as I understand it, is about giving. Yes giving, not getting! Whether you look for the start of these customs and research the Druids who celebrated that December days were getting longer again, or look at Christians celebrating the coming of the Christ child, or the secular Scots who celebrate the start of the New Year, or
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even a bit later on the calendar as the Chinese celebrate a New Year and a fresh start, it’s all about giving of one’s self and wealth to your fellow man/woman. It’s recognizing a mightier force is present with us and is guiding us on our journey of life. Around us with all our wealth we seem to have people who have not been as fortunate. They are known to volunteers at the food bank, to social services, to Deltassist and to other groups that help out. Beyond our community, you can look at the downtown eastside, regionally, nationally, or internationally. There are many millions who have not prospered as you and I have been able to do. Last year I bought my wife a goat — delivered to Africa. This year I will do a similar thing (secret for now). We really don’t need a thing, but millions are starving and need clean drinking water or medical attention. Why not recognize this as the reason to give from the bottom of your heart? Still no ideas? Search out a Salvation Army kettle — they need it. Have a Merry Christmas!
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police force. What’s next? A police state where citizens get beaten and arrested before questions? Let’s not go there. Police should be just and efficient, not brutal as in this case. B. McMahon
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A concussion? Smashed in teeth? Death? This is a shameful decision by our Delta police, in my opinion. Having lived in Delta for over 40 years, for the first time I am embarrassed and ashamed by Cessford’s remarks on behalf of our
need to rouse themselves from lethargy and find the time to independently learn about the issues upon which national survival may hinge. They must not allow journalists to arrogantly proclaim themselves as the sine qua non of free speech. If our ubiquitous contemporary press existed during the Second World War, the Axis would have prevailed because today’s global journalists can’t keep their mouths shut and rally around the flag. Steven Austin
sible without secrecy. He was also lashing out at the infamous leak of the Pentagon Papers. The point is that foreign relations would grind to a halt if our officials could not speak candidly both to our allies and enemies away from the perpetual scrutiny of a reckless press corps. Secrecy helps build trust. Unfortunately, most of the world’s media have chosen to be the pawn of WikiLeaks. People have also become pawns of the press. They
Editor: Re: Too bad it takes leaks to get the goods from government, Community Comment, Dec. 4 “I think it is time in this country to quit making national heroes out of those who steal secrets and publish them in the newspapers.” That was President Richard Nixon addressing U.S. prisoners of war who had just returned from Vietnam. He reasoned that negotiations with North Vietnam for their release would have been impos-
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Hate to see when police use unreasonable force Editor: So chief Jim Cessford of the Delta police deems a beaten, bruised face with a closed eye as “reasonable force” in the wrongful arrest by cops in Vancouver. What would constitute “unreasonable” force? A broken nose? Broken ribs?
is working with that he just does what it says? I know our school board chair was very much behind the closure of our school and only one lone trustee had the personal ethics and guts to stand up to him. By the way, I am very much in favour of limiting school trustees to a certain number of terms so they can’t endlessly run their own little fiefdoms. Martha Cheney
Editor: On Tuesday, Nov. 30 we woke up to three-and-a-half inches of water in our family room and laundry room and about four inches in our back yard. Our insurance agent told us to phone the city to see if they could help. Forty-five minutes later we had a crew with three sump pumps and they drained all the water in the back yard. We would have been in bigger trouble if not for the engineering department. We can’t thank them enough for all the help. Gary Fedorak
gave reams of ideas and data to our trustees as well (like the Vancouver parents), but our board and Cardwell showed absolutely no interest and were very dismissive, much different than the reaction Vancouver parents are getting. I wonder why Cardwell is treating the families of Vancouver so differently than those in Delta? I have to wonder if he is so influenced by whatever board he
during the so-called public consultation; now he is calling for a moratorium on all school closures. Wow! What exactly is so different in Vancouver than here in Delta? Vancouver has an even bigger financial shortfall than we did and some of the schools in Vancouver have less than 100 students. Delta Manor had 263 students and a host of other community services. Its parent community
Editor: I am a parent in Ladner whose son’s school was closed by former Delta school district superintendent Steve Cardwell and the Delta school board in June of 2008. Cardwell certainly seems to have a different attitude about this issue now that he’s in Vancouver. Cardwell referred to my son’s previous school as a “revenue opportunity”
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A12 The Delta Optimist December 11, 2010 Business
Fundraising dinner boosts budget for Water in Words Taverna Gorgona lends helping hand to story contest & storytelling event DAVE WILLIS
A Ladner restaurant is helping storyteller Laura Thomas boost the budget for her new short story contest. Taverna Gorgona owner Franco Lafakis has agreed to host a fundraising dinner in February for Thomas. Children’s literacy is a good cause, he said. “Because I’m a new entrepreneur in the Ladner area, I felt I had a responsibility to help out,” said Lafakis, who bought the Greek restaurant about a
year ago. The three-course dinner will be followed by a storytelling performance from Thomas and local comedian Billy Mitchell. Neil Diamond tribute artist Bobby Bruce will also be singing. The short story contest is called Water in Words. Delta students in grades 4 through 12 have until Feb. 15 to submit a short story in prose or verse with a watery theme of no more than 1,000 words. The top 12 writers will work with Thomas to transform their written stories to
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Thomas said she wouldn’t be able to hold the event at Genesis without the restaurant’s help.
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The fundraising dinner is set for Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at Taverna Gorgona in Ladner. Tickets cost $100 and are
Taverna Gorgona owner Franco Lafakis is helping Laura Thomas with her latest youth story contest.
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The staff at Scotiabank’s Tsawwassen branch recently made a $5,000 donation to the Hannah’s Heroes Foundation. Pictured are (from left): Glen Schuler, foundation member; Pansy Keary, bank manager customer service; Dorothy Hamilton, Tore Hatlen and Debbie Schuler, foundation members; and Kathy Backman, personal banking officer. In front are: Charlotte Schuler, Allie Hatlen and Abbie Schuler. The foundation also recently raised more than $16,000 at its annual fall fundraiser, which was held in early November. The Hannah’s Heroes Foundation was established by the Hatlen family after the death of five-year-old Hannah Hatlen following a year-long battle with brain cancer. Its aim is to raise money to help fund research into pediatric brain cancer.
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Word Challenge Notice of Public Meeting: Manor South (54A St) Sanitary Sewer and Watermain Improvements You are invited to attend a public meeting on the Manor South (54A St) sanitary sewer and watermain improvements project. Delta’s Engineering staff will provide information to residents on the proposed works and the anticipated impacts, as construction is scheduled to commence in late January. The meeting will be conducted using an open format.
The public meeting will be held on: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Poolside Meeting Room, Ladner Leisure Centre, 4600 Clarence Taylor Crescent Staff Contact: Rob Racine, Engineering Project Technologist, The Corporation of Delta (604)-946-3360
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Beat wrecking ball to house at it’s yours for $1 Owner of Ladner Trunk Road home must offer it for sale for 30 days before demolition permit kicks in BY
the house in “general disrepair” and the condition has deteriorated significantly since then. Coun. Anne Peterson, a member of the Delta Heritage Advisory
An old home in East Ladner that has become a dilapidated eyesore over the years will soon face the wrecking ball. Delta council approved a demolition permit this week for the Friesen residence at 6721 Ladner Trunk Rd. The owner must first offer the home for sale for 30 days for $1 to anyone interested in buying and moving it. Located on a 17.8-hectare (44-acre) property in the Agricultural Land Reserve, the home is believed to have been built sometime
Commission, said it’s a clear case of “demolition by neglect.” Incentives should somehow be available for owners to not only repair but also maintain heritage buildings,
she said. Coun. Ian Paton agreed, noting there’s a problem with non-farmers buying properties for investment and allowing significant older buildings to fall apart.
This Ladner Trunk Road home is believed to have been built in the early 1920s. in the early 1920s, although it could have been built earlier.
A staff report noted a heritage assessment completed 12 years ago found
Service changes for South Delta bus routes Several South Delta bus routes are impacted by service changes announced by TrasnLink this week. To begin Monday, the changes are to improve efficiency and productivity on high-demand routes, according to the transportation authority. The changes, part of TransLink’s quarterly service review, include several communities and will see service increases for some high-demand routes and reductions for those deemed to have a lower demand. The changes locally are as follows: # 602 — Tsawwassen
Heights/Bridgeport Monday — Friday southbound trips between 3 and 4 p.m. and 5 and 6 p.m., service reduced from 20 minutes to 30 minutes. # 603 — Beach Grove/ Bridgeport Monday — Friday northbound trips between 6 and 8 a.m., service reduced from 20 minutes to 30 minutes. Monday — Friday southbound trips between 5 and 6 p.m., service reduced from 20 minutes to 30 minutes. # 620 — Tsawwassen Ferry/Bridgeport Additional Friday trips: first trip leaving Bridgeport at 1:45 p.m. and the last
leaving Tsawwassen at 9 p.m. Additional Saturday trips: first trip leaving Bridgeport at 7:45 a.m. and the last leaving Tsawwassen at 9 p.m. Additional Sunday/holiday trips: Three new trips from Bridgeport at 7:45 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. and three new trips from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal at 9 a.m, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. # 404 — Ladner Exchange/Brighouse Monday — Friday during morning/evening rush periods, service reduced from 15 minutes to 20 minutes.
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Bible Class & Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Worship Service 11 am Wednesday Bible Class 10 am Pastor Steven A Naylor 4737 57th Street, Ladner 604-946-2112
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Benediction Lutheran Church 5575 6th Avenue (56th St. at 6th Ave.) Tel: 604-943-3432
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SUNDAYS, 10 AM Worship & Christian Education “All are warmly welcomed to worship with us as we Celebrate God’s Grace.”
SUNDAY SERVICES Holy Communion 8:30am Family Communion and Sunday School 10:00am
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As we make our way toward celebrating Christmas, there are so many people we could thank. As I read and listen to the news, I am struck by the fact those involved in law enforcement and related agencies are all too infrequently given the recognition and thanks they deserve. I think of our Delta police force and the many issues it deals with on a daily basis — many of them not pleasant. Officers do their best to protect our community, so let’s be thankful for them. I think of those in the fire department. Fighting fires isn’t pleasant at the best of times, let alone during the cold winter months when it seems more fires occur than during the rest of the year. Let’s thank them for their services. Then, there are the paramedics
who are called upon any time of the night or day to provide medical services. The list can go on and on: I think of Delta Hospice and Delta Hospital staff and so many others. If a service group has not been specifically mentioned, please be assured I think of so many more but space doesn’t allow a complete list. I am sure you’re getting “my drift.” I’d like to suggest that we, as citizens of Delta, send special thank you Christmas cards to the service agencies close to your heart. It’s a wonderful way of encouraging them. To paraphrase a Bible passage: “May God our Father, who gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage their hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.” (Cf. 2 Thessalonians 2:16)
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Holy Communion and Short Bible Study 10:00am
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CHRISTMAS CONCERT EVENING 693 53rd St., Tsawwassen 604-943-2911
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with refreshments served Christmas Worship Services Dec. 12, 19 & 26 at 11:15 am
9:30am Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Intergenerational Programs 10:40am Worship Service
“Christmas Can Still Change the World” Speaker: Pastor Dave Esau
5300 - 44th Ave., Ladner 604-946-7410 (Corner of 44th Ave and Arthur Dr.) Lead Pastor - Dave Esau Youth Pastor - Dan Peters Worship Pastor - Roy Salmond
Sunday Worship December 12, 2010 10:30 am
“Emmanuel: God With Us”
Matthew 1: 18-23 Pastor Henry Jonker
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Ladner Christian Fellowship Home of the South Delta Food Bank & Creation Station Daycare Sunday Service at 10:00 am + Nursery & Children Services 12119268
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• Bargain Shop • Staples* • Home Hardware* • The Real Canadian Superstore* • Sears* • Safeway
• Save-On-Foods • Zellers* • Pharmasave Ladner* • Pharmasave Tsawwassen* 12112816
Sundays 10AM Worship Service
Dec. 10, 11, 17, 18 and New Year's Eve
December 11, 2010 The Delta Optimist A17
Shaw’s Coming to Delta! STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS ON HOW YOU CAN LADNER RESIDENTS: YOU WILL START TO SEE SHAW BECOME A PART OF OUR SHAW FAMILY CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES VERY SOON.
We are working hard to bring choice to the Delta community and have started construction into Ladner. Tsawwassen – we will be there next!
WANT TO KNOW WHEN WE ARE READY IN YOUR AREA?
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A18 The Delta Optimist December 11, 2010 In the Community
Support available to caregivers who are experiencing stress
Sorority helping out SUBMITTED PHOTO
The Preceptor Alpha Mu chapter of Beta Sigma Phi hosted its annual Fall Reception at the Sundance Banquet Hall last month. Ninety sisters of this non-profit international women’s friendship group enjoyed a fun evening with a buffet dinner followed by guest speakers Bryan Kinshella and Maggie Woo. The Ladner couple recently completed a two-and-a-half month kayak trip from Lions Bay to Ketchikan, Alaska. They used the trip as a fundraiser to buy chickens for an orphanage in western Kenya and Preceptor Alpha Mu held a 50/50 draw with the proceeds going to the charity. If anyone is interested in joining Beta Sigma Phi in South Delta, call Elenor at 604943-2868 or Dede at 604-946-3119.
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someone with dementia often talk about feeling guilty, even when others reassure them they are doing the best they can. “They believe that it is their responsibility to provide all the care, all the time.” To further help Delta families coping with the impact of Alzheimer’s or related dementia, the society runs support and information groups locally, one for family caregivers and the other for persons in the early stages of the disease. They offer practical tips, a supportive environment and a chance to learn from, and share with, others in similar circumstances. “An area of caregiving that is frequently overlooked is self-care for caregivers themselves,” Kupferschmidt says. “Although it may be difficult for a caregiver to prioritize his/her own needs, it is important to think about personal well-being too because it can positively impact the quality of life of both the caregiver and the person they are caring for.” For more information about Alzheimer’s support and education programs in Delta, contact Kupferschmidt at 604238-7390 or anthonyk@ alzheimerbc.org.
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Delta residents taking care of family members with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are experiencing severe stress, new studies show. They are among the more than two million informal caregivers across Canada, a new national survey shows, who are struggling to cope with the impacts of caregiver stress, including depression. According to reports released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, difficulty with memory, understanding and decision-making cause the most severe hardships. Caregivers were three times more frustrated when the senior needing care had Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. The findings come from research with more than 130,000 seniors. And they’re no surprise, says Anthony Kupferschmidt, the Delta support and education co-ordinator for the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. “Supporting a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia is a challenging responsibility that can feel overwhelming throughout the different stages of the disease,” he explains. People who care for
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A20 The Delta Optimist December 11, 2010 In the Community
Carol ships are set to sail into Ladner Harbour again tonight
Carol ships will make a return appearance tonight in Ladner Harbour.
The carol ships make a return visit to Ladner Harbour tonight. The festively-decorated boats, which sailed into the harbour last night as part of annual celebrations that included the tree lighting ceremony and children’s parade, will be back at 7:15 p.m.
OPERATION RED NOSE Who is YOUR designated driver? Why not call Rudy’s Hotline
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11 a.m. at the Ladner Community Centre. This year’s event will also include face painting, songs and stories by Daryle Sherman, Christmas crafts with the Delta Museum, dance entertainment by The Flow and an opportunity to visit, and get photos taken, with Santa.
Pick up the phone and call 604-943-0460 from 9 pm and 3 am on December 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th and on New Year’s Eve.
2 will dispatch two drivers and a navigator to drive you home in your own car.
Give the driver your home address, then sit back and relax.
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They will sail along the river from the Westham Island Bridge en route to the government dock at the foot of Elliott Street in Ladner Village. • Another holiday tradition, the Ladner Business Association’s Breakfast with Santa, is being held this morning from 8 to
Happy & Safe Holidays LADNER Location # 662
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(Near Holly Park and School)
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Delta Police wishes everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season Pre-plan for your holiday celebrations- Don’t Drink and Drive Alcohol and Driving is a Deadly Mix Delta Police: Working together with our community to make Delta Roads the safest in BC
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features co-ordinator: Dave Willis
....in South Delta
Lighting up the season BY
adner’s Rose McClelland likes brightening her neighbourhood with Christmas lights during the holiday season. “It’s so dark at this time of year, from 4 o’clock almost, on. It’s a good excuse to light up the area,” she says. McClelland says she and her husband Lyle have “amped it up this year” with their display at 5403-47th Avenue. “We’ve got about 4,000 lights we figure now,” she says. The setup features lights synchronized to music, a dog munching on a candy cane, a penguin playing hockey and a pair of inflatable displays (Santa coming out of a chimney and some penguins feeding fish to a polar bear). “Where there were lights, now there’s more lights,” McClelland says with a laugh. The candy cane-eating canine is one of the new additions, she notes. “It was one of those things when I saw it, it was an instant purchase.” It took about 30 hours to finish the display, she estimates. “I’m the designer and hubby’s the wiring guy. Let me tell you there’s a lot of extension cords, power poles and power outlets. That planning in itself is a big deal.” Tsawwassen’s Benno Bucher has put together a model train display at his home at 5875 Vardon Place. “It sort of reminds me of when I was a kid in Switzerland,” he says, noting it used to be a big deal to go around and check out toy store Christmas displays. His train setup, which includes a model of a cable car from his hometown, has three scenes: one is the Swiss Alps, another is an average Canadian town and the third is the Wild West. Asked what inspired him to put together the setup, Bucher says neighbours in his cul-de-sac usually have big festive displays and that one thing just led to another.
“It takes a bit of time [to put together] but it’s not work, it’s fun.” He got help from his wife Corinne and some of the neighbourhood kids, he says. “It’s a bit of a cul-de-sac joint effort.” Bucher, a member of the Tsawwassen Rotary Club, says his display is also serving as a fundraiser for the group’s WaterWorks project at Diefenbaker Park. The club is still raising money for the water park, which is scheduled to open next summer. Plans include a children’s water play area, a wading pond and a meandering stream that passes under a bridge. Bucher says it’s likely some kids enjoying his display will be playing at the new water park next year. Bucher notes he’ll usually have the trains running from around 5 to 9 p.m. up until Christmas. The holiday season is here and plenty of local residents are getting into the spirit by decking out their homes with Christmas lights and decorations. Here is a collection of some local Christmas light displays: Tsawwassen: • 4915 Weaver Drive • 5850-16th Avenue • 1044 English Bluff Road • 367-55A Street • 1705 Spyglass Crescent • 5305 Camaro Drive • 1636 Golf Club Drive • 5468-5B Avenue • 5875 Vardon Place Ladner: • 4855-58th Street • 4626-88th Street • 4600 & 4700 blocks of 55A Street • 4858-57th Street • 4655 Cannery Crescent • 5856-50th Avenue • 5403-47th Avenue • 5160-45th Avenue • 5081-44th Avenue • 4686-62nd Street • 4698-62nd Street
PHOTO BY CHUNG CHOW
Rose McClelland and her dog Beatrice outside their Ladner home.
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Over 45 stores to serve you Shop anywhere in Tsawwassen and get your gifts wrapped for free!
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Dec. 11 & 12, Dec. 16 to 23
Location: Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall
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Next to Santa!
Note: Last call for drop off is 30 minutes before closing and 1 hour on Christmas Eve
when you bring your wearable outdated prescription eyeglasses for recycling to the Third World.
The Business Improvement Association (BIA) of Tsawwassen implements this community service to assist Tsawwassen commercial businesses during the busy Christmas season. Although the service is free, we accept donations of cash, food or toys which are all donated to local charities.
Merry Christmas to all. Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall
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Space center vist an all-day event Behind-the-scenes NASA tram tour allows visitors to see actual rockets DEBBIE OLSEN
Apollo 13 is one of the most famous of NASA’s Apollo missions to the moon, not because the astronauts succeeded in landing on the moon, but because they were successful in returning to Earth. Apollo 13 was the third Apollo mission intended to land on the moon, but an oxygen tank rupture made a lunar landing impossible and put the lives of the crew in danger. Fortunately, the ship and its crew made it safely back to earth on April 17, 1970, just over 40 years ago. The entire world breathed a sigh of relief, but nobody celebrated more than the people working at mission control in Houston’s Johnson Space Center. On a recent visit to the center, we had the chance to go behind the scenes and see the original mission control and meet a man who used to work there.
Terry Hartman worked in Mission Control when the Apollo 13 incident took place. He was also in Mission Control on the day Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, so when he tells you what Mission Control was like “back in the day,” you can believe him. “In 1969 we used stateof-the-art equipment including rotary dial phones and slide rulers in Mission Control,” Hartman said with a laugh during a recent tour of the facility. “Those screens you see in the green room aren’t computers like we have today, either. Each person looked at raw data on the screen and had to relate it back to what was actually happening aboard the ship.” Hartman is retired now, but still gives tours to visitors that come to see the behind-the scenes workings of the center. Although some of our children questioned the wisdom of standing in the 45-minute lineup to go on
PHOTO BY DEBBIE OLSEN
The Olsen kids pause in front of a life-size Mercury Redstone rocket booster at the Rocket Park.
the NASA tram tour, meeting Hartman and hearing his presentation made it all worthwhile. The tram tour also allowed us to see the astronaut training facility and watch astronauts working
with replicas of the space shuttle and the International Space Station, including the Canadarm. The behind-the-scenes tour ended with a stop at Rocket Park to see actual rockets used in NASA’s
space program. Our guide explained there is a backup made for every rocket and space module used in the space program. When the Apollo 13 astronauts were in the midst of their crisis, astro-
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✴ Bank of Montreal ✴ Bosley’s Pet Foods ✴ Budget Foods ✴ Café de Gourmet ✴ Curves Gym ✴ Delta Allsports ✴ Evolution’s Hair ✴ Expert Hearing
✴ Eyevision Optical ✴ Grapes 4 U ✴ Harbour Barber ✴ Harold Karro, Accountant ✴ L & V Nails ✴ Lordco Parts ✴ Liberty Tax
✴ Pharmasave ✴ Sara’s Ice Cream ✴ Speed’s Liquor Store ✴ Sure Copy ✴ South Delta Paint & Design ✴ Videoland
nauts and center employees worked frantically with the backup rocket and simulators to develop a strategy to get the astronauts home. Admission to the Johnson Space Center is $19.95 US per adult and $15.95 US per child. Visiting the center is a full-day event. In addition to the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes tram tour, there is a large play area for younger children, flight simulators, displays and presentations. To purchase tickets online or to find out more information, visit: www.spacecenter.org. The behind-the-scenes tram tour will take 90 minutes and lineups can add another hour to that. To avoid a long lineup, plan your tram tour early on the day of your visit. If you are planning to visit several attractions in Houston, consider purchasing a Houston Citypass. The pass provides admission to six of the city’s most popular attractions, including the space center.
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A30 The Delta Optimist December 11, 2010
leisure&lifestyles gardening 12116582
For That Special Someone Congratulations on obtaining your
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Gardener gift ideas
Aim for something that’s both beautiful and practical anne marrison
Dr. Caroline Louise Greaves Well done Caroline we are all so very proud of you after years of hard work you can ﬁnally say, "Yes, I did it" by obtaining this very high academic achievement. We know you will use it as a springboard for many more great things in your future. Love from your family
When gardeners are given a Christmas gift that’s both beautiful and practical they can count themselves lucky. Metal or wooden obelisks, for instance, are lovely in themselves and enlarge garden space by making vertical plantings possible. Some areas have artisans that make fascinating things out of wrought iron. In a North Vancouver garden, I saw a gate made by a metal artist from old garden tools on an iron-rail base. Gardeners who have few places for climbing plants are quick to welcome an arch or a trellis that’s good looking by itself in winter and in summer can be a home for beautiful vines. Wooden birdhouses are found in craft fairs as well as some garden centres. These funky little structures are an eye-catching/useful addition to any garden, pro-
vided they have clean-out access and a hole of a size that neighbourhood bird species will accept. A bird feeder is another gift possibility. Few are pretty but the feathered clients they attract put on an ever-changing show. Still, squirrels are a huge feeder problem, although squirrel resistant feeders can be found at Lee Valley Tools and online. Birdbaths are pretty and useful. Concrete animals are not useful, but they do create year-round structure that’s enhanced if they become moss-covered. But you do need to know your gardener. My sister has a rabbit-plagued garden and her sense of humour would be severely tested if she received a concrete rabbit. For small-space gardeners, ornamental pots for houseplants or gardens are easily found. Matching pots in small, medium or large sizes add design possibilities to the gift. On the practical side, trowels usually get a neverfail welcome, especially since different tasks need
different shapes. The business end can be wide, narrow, shallow, deeply indented or pointed. All are valuable, including longhandled trowels that make planting easier for aging backs. Like trowels, gardening gloves tend to go missing and gloves for the dominant hand eventually selfdestruct. Botanus offers a Dig This glove that’s very sturdy being reinforced with leather at the fingers. It’s quite flexible and strapped at the wrist. The Lee Valley Foxgloves are lighter and excellent for subtle fingering work. Both types of gloves block soil particles and are machine washable. People with a large and varied garden could also use leather rose (or bramble) gloves, long, rubber pond gloves and rugged absolutely thorn-proof gloves. For winter gardening,
a wool beret or tie-on ski hat can keep light rain off the head for long periods. Cowichan wool toques are especially useful for warmth and rain resistance. New gardeners might like a varied gift basket of small items. Besides gloves and trowels, it might include hand cream, magnifying glass (to identify tiny pests), a mister (ornamental, if possible), Velcro plant ties, copper slug tape and perhaps some tiny tools for houseplant gardening or seedlings. A garden magazine might be an especially nice touch. The gift basket could always be a gift bucket. Gardeners use buckets in many ways: weeding, harvesting, storing soil amendments and transporting several tools at once to the action zone. Like compost, one never has enough buckets. Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to her via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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December 11, 2010 The Delta Optimist A31
The South Delta Sun Devils defeated the Delta Pacers 92-80 in the inaugural Stebbings/Murray Cup game. (Top left) South Delta’s Dustin Triano loses his balance while being watched by the Pacers Matt Johnson. (Top right) Bob Stebbings and Neil Murray share a laugh during the action. (Bottom right) the Devils accept the cup with former Olympian and Pacer Alan Kristmanson looking on.
Devils win inaugural Stebbings/Murray Cup Senior boys basketball team overcomes some sloppy play to defeat Delta Pacers 92-80 in regular season opener MARK BOOTH
The South Delta Sun Devils couldn’t have picked a better time for a rare win over their cross-town rivals. The senior boys basketball team opened Fraser Valley South West League play with a 92-80 victory over the Delta Pacers, in a game that also served as the inaugural Stebbings/Murray Cup. The trophy — named after longtime local basketball coaches and Delta Sports Hall of Fame inductees Bob Stebbings and Neil Murray — goes to the winner of the annual rivalry game. With the South Delta Basketball Association sponsoring the televised game in a near capacity gym, there was a playoff atmosphere for a what was really an early
season test. The Sun Devils did enough, especially in the second half, to produce their first win over Delta in three years. Yet, it was a performance head coach Steve McGilligan was far from pleased with as he watched his team race out to a 13-2 lead, only to allow the Pacers to go on a 23-point run of their own. The hosts finally seized control of the game in the final few minutes of the third quarter and stretched the margin 20-points before coasting to the win. “The system that we use, the kids basically decided not to run it and try to do other things,” said McGilligan, of his team’s slow start. “We were getting out hustled and out rebounded all over the place.” Point guard Dustin Triano, who was fresh off an all-star performance in North Delta where his team managed a runner-up finish,
Tides at Tsawwassen Pacific Standard Time. Height in feet
never was a factor in the game. He picked up two early fouls which forced him to the bench early and he eventually fouled out. It meant more pressure to produce fell on the shoulders of senior Zach Nicholls and the shooting guard was more than up for the challenge, leading his team with 26 points and doing much of the damage in the second half. “We needed Zach to be the man and he really stepped up for us,” added McGilligan. “Overall, we’re definitely happy with the win, especially against a team that all these kids have had little success against going back to the younger age levels. But we also know there is plenty of work to do to get where we want to be.” The Sun Devils will need to be that much better on Tuesday night when perennial powerhouse White Rock Christian visits
Tsawwassen at 8 p.m. After reaching the provincial “AAA” tournament for the first time in 16 years, this is a transition season for the Pacers with DSS graduate Ken Ryan taking over the head coaching duties from Robin Wait. There is some impressive talent on the horizon with a promising junior program which Wait now oversees. In the meantime, it’s expected to be the Lucas Goosen show. The Grade 11 point guard, who along with Connor Rempel, are the only two returning players who saw significant floor time last season, could take a serious run at school scoring records if Tuesday’s game was any indication. Goosen finished with 34-points, which included a number of threes, well beyond the arc, and even a fourth quarter dunk.
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A32 The Delta Optimist December 11, 2010
The Canadian Collectors Roadshow is Coming to Town! TRADE IN YOUR OLD UNWANTED JEWELLERY COINS OR COLLECTIBLES FOR THE CASH YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON EVEN MORE SPECIAL!
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS
BRING IN YOUR OLD COINS
BRING IN YOUR VINTAGE TOYS
BRING IN YOUR COLLECTIBLES
BRING IN ALL YOUR SCRAP GOLD AND JEWELLERY
• Gather all your collectibles and bring them in • FREE admission and NO appointment necessary • We will make offers on the spot if there is interest in the item • Accept the offer and get paid immediately • Free Coffee • No Line Ups • Fully Heated Indoor Facility SCRAP GOLD, GOLD COINS, GOLD OUNCES, GOLD PROOF SETS AND DENTAL GOLD ARE OTHER GOLD ITEMS OF INTEREST. IF YOU’RE NOT SURE IF IT’S GOLD, BRING IT IN ANYWAY AND ONE OF OUR EXPERTS WILL BE GLAD TO EXAMINE IT FOR YOU.
THE ITEMS WE MAKE AN OFFER ON MAY INCLUDE...
• SILVER - Any silver items such as ﬂatware, tea sets, charm bracelets, jewellery and anything marked Sterling or 925 • COINS - Any coins before 1967 (Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimes, Nickels, Large Cents and all others) collectible forgeign coins, rare coins and entire collections • GOLD COINS - All denominations from all parts of the world including Gold Olympic coins • INVESTMENT GOLD - Canadian Maple Leaf, Double Eagle, Gold Bars, Kruggerands, Pandas etc • SCRAP GOLD - All broken gold, used jewellery, any missing pieces (Earrings, Charms, gold Links etc), Dental Gold, Class Rings, Charm Bracelets etc • PLATINUM - Jewellery, Dental, Wiring and anything else made of Platinum • WAR ITEMS - WWI, WWII, War Medals, Swords, Daggers, Bayonets, Civil War Memorabillia etc • JEWELLERY - Diamond Rings, Bracelets, Earrings, loose Diamonds, All Gem Stones etc • PAPER MONEY - All denominations made before 1930, Confederation bills, Large Bills • OTHER COLLECTIBLES - Toys, Train Sets, Dolls, Advertising, Cast Iron Banks, Pottery etc
THIS WEEK THE ROADSHOW IS FEATURED AT The Coast Tsawwassen Inn 1665 56th St. Delta, BC TUESDAY DECEMBER 14th TO SATURDAY DECEMBER 18TH 9AM - 7PM We represent thousands of collectors who are all looking for a variety of collectibles! We have purchased a wide selection of items for our group of collectors. The CCG (Canadian Collectors Group) are a private group of collectors who are looking for unique items in a wide variety of categories.
By: Terry Inkler
BRING IN YOUR MILITARY MEMORABILLIA
TOP 5 ITEMS TO BRING GOLD JEWELLERY GOLD COINS SILVER COINS STERLING SILVER
THIS WEEK ONLY! Don’t Miss Out Bring in your items
Roadshow is in Delta Starting December 14th!
After a very successful show in Port Coquitlam, The Roadshow is now here in Delta, BC. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.
wear anyways. Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”
During a show near Toronto, a woman came in with a jewellery box that she had just inherited from her late aunt. “I don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara Engles, “so it was an easy decision to come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able to walk away with a cheque for over $2,100 for jewellery she was never going to
At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that were given to her as a young child by her grandfather. She ﬁnally decided to come in to the Roadshow and see what he had given her. She was ecstatic to learn she had coins dating back to the late 1800’s, some of which were extremely rare. Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce
Canadian Collectors Roadshow
Local Roadshow Expert Examines Some Gold Jewellery
explains “We had uncovered an 1871 Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can ﬁnally afford to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce
continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”.
Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Roadshow collectors, as well as a variety of Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a variety of tin toys can also fetch a
price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, we can always make an offer to buy it.
A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. We were able to locate a collector for that speciﬁc toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, we will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!
See you at the Roadshow!
December 11, 2010 The Delta Optimist A33
Impressive turnaround ends at provincial tourney for Pacers www.bcﬂoatinghomes.com
Sutton Seafair Realty
Fantastic Selection of Floating Homes #8 – 3473 W. River Road MLS: V811736 Bedrooms: 3 Area: Wes-Del Marina Type: Strata
Delta Pacers Senior Boys Volleyball Team Championships it finished sixth to secure a trip to the Okanagan. “Our league helped us immensely,” said Thompson. “Basically every night was a dogfight and we had to battle for every point.” The Pacers got off to a solid start in Kelowna — winning their pool seeding group. Delta defeated Killarney (25-22, 25-18), Claremont (25-20, 21-25, 15-12) and Penticton (22-25, 31-29, 15-10). The showing put them through to the round of 16 and and a playoff match-up with fourth ranked GP Vanier. The Courtenay school prevailed in straight sets — 25-17, 2520, 25-16. Relegated to consolation play, the focus was on getting the entire roster
playing time. With a good core of returning 11s and a promising group of juniors on the way up, the Pacers look poised to be a force in the Valley zone. “The future does look very good,” added Thompson who took over the head coaching reigns last season after Barb Salt’s outstanding run at the Ladner school. The team included: Grade 12s — Tyson Brooks, Adam Enns, Wesley Hughes, Mitchell Marentette, Liam Phagura and Paul Thompson. Grade 11s — Alex Duhamel, Tim Main, Alex Santos, Matt Tilby and Dirk VanOmmen. The assistant coaches were Andrew Robson and Blake Chancey. Brittany Hansen was the team manager.
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LP: $638,000 Total Baths: 4 Total Area: 1755
#3 – 3473 W River Road MLS: V820282 Bedrooms: 2 Area: Wes-Del Marina Type: Strata
LP: $385,000 Total Baths: 2 Total Area: 1300
#8 – 3871 W. River Road MLS: V19878 Bedrooms: 2 Area: Ladner Reach Type: Moorage $875/mo.
#23 – 3871 River Road MLS: V844684 Bedrooms: 1 Area: Ladner Reach Type: Moorage $875/mo.
LP: $385,000 Total Baths: 3 Total Area: 1980
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#11 – 3459 W River Road MLS: V854074 Bedrooms: 2 Area: Canoe Pass Village Type: Strata
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They were part of B.C. high school volleyball’s “Group of Death” but it did help pave the way for the Delta Pacers’ remarkable turnaround season. The senior boys team wrapped up the 2010 campaign with a 15th place finish at last week’s Provincial “AAA” Championships in Kelowna. Given where the Pacers were sitting a year ago, it’s an impressive result. “We must have been the worst team in the history of the sport,” laughed head coach Shell Thompson. “We basically didn’t win a game but the kids came back and worked hard. What they accomplished this year was huge.” With five returning seniors and a solid group of Grade 11s, the Pacers went 3-7 in league play which doesn’t seem overly impressive until a closer look at their competition. The league featured Semiahmoo, Earl Marriott and Fraser Heights — the gold, silver and fifth place finishers at the provincials respectively. Delta did manage to place ahead of Elgin Park and Yale which was enough to get them into the Fraser Valley
Residential Real Estate on the westcoast #312 – 4989 47TH AVENUE, LADNER
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Tyler can help you make sense of your ﬁnances so you can meet your goals whether you need to save for retirement, plan your retirement income, or simply need help making sure your hardearned money remains intact. Tyler and our entire investment team are here to make sure you’ve got a portfolio that suits your needs and lifestyle with an approach that’s simple and straightforward, just how banking should be. So call or visit Tyler at our Tsawwassen branch, he’d love to help.
Sutton Group -Seafair Realty #103-5461 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen, BC
Bright spacious two bedroom suite overlooking Memorial Park on sunny side of the building. Nicely appointed with gas ﬁreplace and insuite laundry. Great kitchen with window facing the park. Rainscreened corner unit on the top ﬂoor. Hurry on this one and stroll to the Ladner Village in seconds.
#60 - 18707 65TH AVENUE, CLOVERDALE
Tyler Saito, CFP, EPC Tel: 604.288.3533
Sutton Group West Coast Realty 15595 24th Ave., White Rock, BC
Listed at $339,900.00 - Georgie Award Winner. Lovely 2 bedroom townhouse in the Legends. Enjoy bright spacious bar style kitchen/ dining and living room on the main with sundecks on both sides! Large games/media or 3rd bedroom down with sliders to treed rear yard. Newer stainless appliance package and modern paint colors. This bright and cheery home is great for entertaining and offers a clubhouse with gym, full kitchen, pool table, ﬁreside lounge and hot tub!
A34 The Delta Optimist December 11, 2010
SOLD this week
priced @ $549,900
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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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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
priced @ $333,800
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GREAT VALUE! BEAUTIFUL TILED TUB/SHOWER ENSUITE! Laminate and Tile Throughout the Main Living of the Spacious 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bathroom Unit Make Cleaning a Breeze! LARGE PATIO WITH GAS HOOK ETC!
#115-20976 56th Street-Langley
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What a rare opportunity! Westham Island Winery is being offered for sale! 32.63 Acres of assorted mature berries! Beautiful 3,800 sq.ft home built in 1997 + beautiful winery store, large barns, fruit stand, etc! WHAT an OPPORTUNITY! 2170 Westham Island Road-Ladner
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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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Stunning town home in sought after gated Bishops Green. Quiet location close to clubhouse on green space and private east patio. Luxury one level living with 35K+ in upgrades. New skylight and accent window. #65-2533 152nd Street-South Surrey
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Absolutely beautiful brand new 3 bedroom home, main !oor living down, bedrooms up. High-end "nishings include granite, hardwood, mouldings, etc! 2 gas "replaces, double garage, good sized South facing sunny yard! Quiet street!
5140 Bentley Lane-Ladner
priced @ $689,900
89 sales by fraser
since january 19th 2010!
THAT IS 1 SALE EVERY 3.5 DAYS!!!
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just sold by fraser
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! 2 BDRM HIGH-END CONDO IN THE PAN PACIFIC VILLAGE HOTEL IN WHISTLER! TOP-OF-THE-LINE, 5 STAR HOTEL! INVESTMENT CONDO, FULL FREEHOLD OWNERSHIP, OWNER GETS 56 DAYS OF PERSONAL USAGE! GREAT SPOT!
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
priced @ $239,900
priced @ $599,800
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Wow! Absolutely beautiful townhome in sought-after SundiBeautiful 3 bedroom townhome in sought-after Harbour side! Totally renovated new windows, new bathrooms, new al complex. Beautiful new kitchen with stainless appliances, large, extended kitchen, laminate !ooring, etc! This is a real updated bathrooms, !ooring and oak stairs, crown mouldings, paving stoned yard, garden shed! This is a stunning beauty! Don’t miss out! Private yard backing green space. #115-5421 10th Ave-Tsawwassen 4821 Turnbuckle Wynd-Ladner
STUNNING 3 or 4 BDRM T/H!
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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
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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
fraser outsells the competition every 3.48 days!!! Fraser CURRENTLY RANKS at #7 out of all realtors in GREATER VANCOUVER for total sales in 2010. (Over 6,500 realtors total) That is actually ranking in the TOP 0.3% of ALL realtors in Greater Vancouver!!!
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A36 The Delta Optimist December 11, 2010
JUST LISTED! BRAND NEW W/ MASTER ON MAIN FLOOR!
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Ready for immediate occupancy! Built by T.E Andres Homebuilders! Brand new home in Ladner’s sought-after Lynn Place! Move-in anytime! High-end "nishings throughout! Quartz counters, wide-plank hardwood, tile, master bedroom on main, large great room concept! 4 bedrooms plus !ex room! This home will not last! Call today for information!
priced to sell @ $789,900 incl. HST 5240 LYNN PLACE- Ladner Village UPDATED 3 BEDROOM T/H, IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE!
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Renovated 3 bedroom townhouse in the heart of historic Ladner Village! 1,524 sf, new kitchen, updated bathrooms, laminate !ooring, paint, etc! Shows great! Private patio! 2 secured parking spots! Walk to Village amenities in 1 minute! Don’t miss it! Low Maintenance fee $107/month. Close to schools, community center, etc!
#1-5078 47A Ave-Ladner priced to sell @ $349,900 WOW! BEAUTY! 3 BDRM HOME YALETOWN STUDIO CONDO 360 degree ne onli virtual tour
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Absolutely beautiful 3-Bedroom Home in West Ladner! Main 483 sq.ft studio condo, 18th !oor with corridor views, !oor down, bedrooms up! Many updates including new roof, GREAT TROUBLE-FREE Building “THE NOVA” by BOSA. 6 yrs kitchen, appliances, mouldings, paint, landscaping, etc! young, granite counters, hardwood !ooring, murphy bed, Private sunny south-facing rear yard! Double garage, front etc! Great location, great condo. Rents for $1,400/month
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Ice Hawks host Sockeyes Tuesday in another first place showdown The Delta Ice Hawks and Richmond Sockeyes are set to renew their rivalry on Tuesday night at the Ladner Leisure Centre. The top two teams in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League will be meeting for the fourth time this season with the Ice Hawks (22-4-2) looking to even the series after Richmond (20-3-3) rallied for a 5-3 victory on Nov. 25 at Minoru Arena. The loss snapped the Hawks’ 10 game win streak. Delta has since rebounded with three straight victories including a 6-3 triumph over the Squamish Wolf Pack on Tuesday
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in Ladner. The hosts never trailed in the contest but needed a pair of third period goals from Spencer Traher to provide some breathing room against the last place Wolf Pack. Traher’s first goal was a shorthanded effort. John Proctor and Alex Martin each added a goal and an assist. Mark Whiteley and Anthony Brito had the other goals. . The Ice Hawks also defeated the Aldergrove Kodiaks 4-3 on Wednesday night. Game time against the Sockeyes is 7:30 p.m.
Traditional Christmas in Delta
Competitive members of the Delta Skating Club recent competed in the Jingle Blades event in White Rock. The skaters included: (left to right) Haylee Smith, (Senior Bronze) Lexine Ashe (Performance Program), Katie Carlton, (Preliminary) Anika Bosch (Preliminary) Valerie Williams, (Preliminary) and Brooke Hadden (Introductory Interpetive). Missing from the photo is Amelia Deluca (Preliminary). The girls had fun and anyone interested in joining the Delta Skating Club can contact email@example.com or call 604-940-6749.
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Leading Goalies Aaron Oakley (Rmd) Douglas Birks (Del) Devin Nijjer (Rmd) Norbert Biszczak (Gra)
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Delta Gymnastics will be presenting its popular Holiday Jingle Show on Wednesday. The fun-filled evening will be the largest production yet with 49 scheduled performances. It all gets underway at 5 p.m. “We showcase the talents of gymnasts of every age and ability from our three year olds right up to our competitive athletes,” explained Delta Gymnastics executive member Carlene Lewall. “The athletes and coaches work very hard to prepare short routines to music meant to display the new skills they have learned over the session.” This will be the society’s last ever show at its Tsawwassen location and it encourages family and friends to come out and support the finale performance.
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ALLIN Alice Born in Regina, Sask., October 8, 1919. Alice slipped away on November 29, 2010, quickly and peacefully just as she had wished. Alice came to Tsaw/Ladner in 1945 with her husband Jim and made their home on Raitt Rd. (12th Ave.), property that is now home to the Tsaw Safeway shopping center. She was an avid fisherwomen and she and Jim had one of the first pleasure boats on the river at a time when there were no marina’s in our Gulf Islands. She loved curling, golfing, lawn bowling, bridge, majong and travel and managed to enjoy much of each until a debilitating stroke in 2000. She accepted in stride with good humor and few complaints her new limitations. She remained strong and determined to stay in her own home till the end. With the help of Delta Home Support (Com Care) and a lot of wonderful workers (They know who they are, thank you.) she did just that. Thank you to Dr. Magnuson, thank you for all those house calls. Alice was predeceased by her husband Jim in 1960. Survived by her daughter Bonnie Stroup (Gord), son Richard Allin (Lori), grandchildren Sheri, (Frank) Steve, Stacey, Eric, great granddaughter Jessica, nieces Norma (Willy) (who played cards weekly) and Lois (who emailed faithfully). At Mothers request there will be no service. Miss you already.
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HASTINGS, Brenda Marie November 8, 1936 to December 1, 2010. Brenda moved to Ladner in 1967 to raise her family and never looked back. This was the best p l a c e i n h e r m i n d . On December 1, Brenda passed away peacefully at Delta Hospital. She loved life and was a fighter. Graduating high school in Victoria at age 16 she went to University to study nuclear mathematics. Her desire was to become a veterinarian but eventually had a long, fulfilling career with Canada Post. She loved the people whose mail was so important. Mom enjoyed helping others through donations or any other means she could. Selling Poppies for the Royal Canadian Legion was a task she looked forward to yearly. She left this world determined and proud. Our family would like to thank Delta Hospital, Surrey Memorial and the BC Ambulance staff for working so hard to make mom’s visits comfortable. Please take your special pet for a walk, give them a hug for her, look to the sky and say hello. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favourite charity.
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November 12, 1956 – December 8, 2010 Lola Capstick passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital Hospice after a lengthy battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving partner and best friend of 32 years Dom, her mother Dot Capstick (Marsh), her sister Carolyn (Bob) Holmes, her brother Murray (Denise), her mother-in-law, Cesira Taddei, and her brother-in-law Luce (Jenny), two nephews, one niece, four great nieces, two great nephews and many friends. The family will miss her and she will always be in their hearts. At her request, there will be no service. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Thanks to the Peace Arch Hospice staff for their care and support. Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040
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Most programs are eligible for Service Canada funding and Student Loans. Call for more information.
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For Sale Miscellaneous
Alder • Birch • Maple Dry, Clean Hardwoods
GRAD DRESS ALERT!!
30’ GAS range, w/ warming oven, $200, Maytag washer, hotpoint dryer $100 ea. 604-787-6666
For Sale Miscellaneous
15 CU FT Fridgedaire deep freeze, mens Raleigh bike, Toro electric weed trimmer, patio chaise lounge, 2 computer chairs, BBQ, 604-946-6393
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.ca
#1 in Sales • 27 yrs in business Full & half cords 7days/week
BROYHILL WALNUT: 9 pce dining room set $500, 6 pce Bedroom set $500. 604-943-0344
Wanted to Buy
★WE BUY COINS★ Ask for Albert 778-321-1752
Lighten up and advertise your items in
ON-SITE BAILIFF SEIZURE AUCTION TUESDAY – DEC. 14TH @ 11 AM
Love’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Ltd., on behalf of Active Bailiff Service Ltd. (a Consolidated Company) has been instructed to sell by way of public auction the entire contents of:
Licensed Family Daycare
One Person’s Junk is Another Person’s Treasure!
2 LEATHER Mens’s jackets, size med-lrg $50 ea. 1 bedspread dbl/ qn browns $40 604-943-1229
Hey are you looking for your Grad Dress 2011? 3 Dresses available! Only Worn ONE time. Will sacrifice @ 1/2 price from original price!! Original Total Value Paid $1250 + taxes. Size Small: Blue dress asking $75, Size 4: Red dress asking $275, and Size 6: Black dress asking $275, again only worn once, mint condition!!! Call or email for photos and info at: 604-880-0288 email@example.com Serious buyers only please!
French Immersion 0-12 yrs. Ladner Activities include story telling, crafts, outdoor play.
ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com
AUSSIE DOODLE/LAB Doodles, from $350 - $900, yellow, silver & choc., non shed 604-302-3993
Bright Eyes Academy Child Care Centres
BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Puppies, Male and Female, available January 4th. $1,200. Langley. 778-241-5504.
BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Pups, vet ✔. Ready for Xmas! $950. Chwk. 1-604-794-3561
P/T NANNY for 2 boys, ages 7 & 9, afternoon shift. School p/u and activity p/u & drop off. D.L. req’d. Cleaning & meal prep preferred. Start Jan 4th. Call 604-940-3344
BOSTON TERRIER Pups, CKC reg, vet chk’d, reputable breeder & exc pedigree. 1-604-794-3786
Cats CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS. CKC Reg’d, M/F, hips & eyes clear, shots, dew claw removed, $1200. Ready Dec 18. Jim 604-454-8643
RAGDOLLS & Exotic X Kittens 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com
DOBERMAN PUPS. Males. Tails/ears/dew claws done. Black/ tan. $1,500/each. 604-607-7433
★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !
ENGLISH MASTIFF pups, M/F, p/b, papers, dewormed, 1st shots, 9 wks. $1,850. (1)-604-316-5644
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ENGLISH SETTER, CKC Reg. puppies, M/F, Champion lines. Great temperament. 1st shoots, tattooed. $900. 604-533-9310
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PUREBRED BLUE HEELERS Australian Cattle Puppies. Have had 1st shots and de-wormed. Chilliwack. Call 604-512-7560.
RIDGEBACK PUPS PB $600 no papers parents avail for viewing. Ph 604-842-7199
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★ TEACUP YORKIES PUPS ★ 1 male, 1 fem, 12 wks full tails on purpose. Smart & Adorable Ready to go!! 604 988 9601 www. northshoreyorkies.com
TEACUP YORKSHIRE Terrier pup. female, 604-825-2001 www.fraservalleyyorkies.com
YORKIE X PUPPIES Small size. Vaccinated. $575 to $675. 604-588-5195
OLDER TRAILS WEST horse trailer for sale. Asking $3000.00 Call and leave a message at 604-823-4804
Look into the Classifieds to find dogs, cats and plenty of other pets looking for a home like yours!
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POODLE/SCHNAUZER X Great Xmas gift. doc’d tails, declawed. 2M/5F. 604-951-6890
Christmas Gift Warehouse Sale Dec. 11, 18 & Dec. 22-24
Accounting & Bookkeeping Services Income Tax Preparation
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LARA CUISINE Planning to have a party or a small get together with family and friends?
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BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 3 flashy brindle males, 1 reverse, chipped, wormed & shots, ready now, 604-987-0020
Ladner 30+ Years Experience
PIT BULL puppies male & female 1st shots, dewormed $350. View parents. Phone 604-701-1587
Call Now to Register MATURE WOMAN with vehicle available for part time caregiving, exc refs. Call 604-943-2643
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GOLDEN DOODLE Pups great family pets, email pics avail, $750. 250-674-0091
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PERSIAN KITTENS white, silver, black & tri colours. Playful & ready $350 each. 604.615.4356
GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, shots, dewormed, parents to view. $550. 778-344-8280
Programs for ages 0 - 12
KITTENS,10 WEEKS old to an approved home, 3 to choose from,604-823-0009 after 4:30 pm
FOR FULL DETAILS & PICTURES VISIT: www.lovesauctions.com
Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com
MALTESE PUPPIES, family raised, first shots, $700/each. Call 604-945-7807
On-Site Location: 472 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
FEATURING: Lightjet Model 430 Photo Laser Printer • Complete Developers Dark Room • Several Boxes of Kodak & Fuji Film Paper • Map Cabinets • ENVU / M5U Film Pocket Machines • Fuji File LP 1500SC Digital Mini Lab350 • (2) Fuji Mini Labs (JP50) • Fuji Mini Lab SFA-250 PP1250V • Promate II Digital Processor • Video Lab Cropping Fuji Film SP2000 Processing Table • Saunders / LPL Super Dichroic 45011 Enlargers • Rollma Auto Dispenser Plotter • Durst Camcopy • Color Recorders • Digital Files to Slides Machine • Wall Light Boxes • Bornemann Roller Paper Table Machine • Fuji Lit Back Sign • Ascor Light Flast Port Box w/Photographers Light Umbrella • Pakon AM-501 Slide Mounter • Tecknika Camera on Tripod • Several Tripods • Various Camera Lenses • Cutting Tables • Epson Stylus Pro 9800 Plotters • Epson Archival Ink Plotter • Kodak Paper Endure Metallic • Kodak Paper Ultra Endura • Lacie Monitors • Saunders LPL 4550XL Digital Camera • Saunders LPL 4550XL Digital Light Table • Several Computers • Flat Screen Monitors • Net Gear Phone System (20 Line) Panasonic • Time Clock • Heat Dryers (Pako E6) w/Trays • Lockers • Several Cabinets with Misc. Hand & Power Tools • Large Devilbliss Compressor • 5-Speed Drill Press • Red Tool Chest w/Contents • Ladders • Stereo Components • Stereo Speakers • Woofer • DVD Players • Framed Wall Mirrors • Steno Chairs • Student Writing Tables • 3-Fold Screen • Ofﬁce Desks & Chairs • Work Stations • Cutting Tables • Samsung Printers • Blue Giant Pallet Jack • Pantone Colour Viewing Light Cabinet • Epson Scanner V700 • Apple CPU • NEC Monitor LCD • Imacon Plotter • Epson Printer/Scanner/Fax (All-In-One) Workforce 500 • Foldinig Tables • Reach-In Display Cooler • Household Fridge • Quality Colour Recorder QCR 120 • MacBeth Aperture Lens • Sony File Scanner • Several Framed & Unframed Pictures • Mounted Photos & Printed Images • Plus Much More . . .
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Viewing Times: Monday, December 13, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday, December 14, 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time
To place an ad, please call 604-630-3300.
The Delta Optimist has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to ﬁnding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF RALPH GRAYBURN CHATWIN, ALSO KNOWN AS RALPH. G. CHATWIN, R. GRAYBURN CHATWIN AND R.G. CHATWIN, DECEASED NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of RALPH GRAYBURN CHATWIN, late of 302 - 3820 Arthur Drive, Delta, British Columbia, who died on March 21, 2010 are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executors c/o 700 401 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 5A1, on or before January 9, 2011 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. Carol Elizabeth Lockhart, Kaye Denise Love, and Graham Olson Chatwin Executors By: Richards Buell Sutton LLP Attention: Patrick (Rick) Montens
Apartments & Condos
1 & 2 bdrm apt w/balcony, West exp, incld ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker. Quiet Bldg, elev, coin laund, NO SMOKING, NO PETS frm $950/m avail Jan 1 & 15. 604-241-3772
3 BR, 8011B, Ryan Rd, 2nd flr, 1 1/2 bath, totally updated, Immed, np ns $1300. Mike 604-649-3028 QUIET CLEAN 1 br avail Dec. 1, Tsaw. near ammens, park like setting, carpets, References required, no pets 778-316-3401 BEAUTIFULLY REMODELLED spacious 2 BR 2 bath condo, gas fp, new stainless appls, huge sunny deck, Ladner Center, long term rental $1450, ns, pet ok, avail Jan 1st. 604-946-8710 EXEC. LARGE corner 3 bdrm, 3 bath, all appls, incls w/d & f/p, prkg, near all ammens, suitable adults, n/p, no BBQ, $1900 incls heat 604-943-6163 for appt.
4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.
Peninsula Property Management LADNER
CALL 604 946-1094 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
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 Now $2100 RENTED - Warm Family Home Great split home, newly renod interior, kitchen, bathroom. Spacious, h/w, 2 gas f/p, 5 appl, rec room. Private west-facing backyard, close to schools and park. N/S, N/P Available Dec 1st. $2400
LADNER 3 bdrm $1,020 incl., heat, h/w, prkg. Some pets ok. No dogs. No smoking. 604-940-8726 SPACIOUS 2 BR corner ste, large deck Quiet bldg in Ladner Village. Recently upgraded, incl h//water, heat, appl, drapes, ns np, $950. NOW, 604-940-9434
ofﬁce/retail suites & partial houses
Call Doug (604) 536-0220
To advertise in Rentals call 604-630-3300
3 Lines 3 Times
* ATTENTION * WE BUY HOUSES WE CASH YOU OUT FAST!
$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 2450sf 4br 4ba quiet location $529,900 575-8729 id5270
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Lots & Acreage
Damaged Home! Older Home! Difficulty Selling! Call us first! No Fees! No Risks! 604-626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com
1 bedroom suite available in small bldg located near shops, school, bus stop and rec centre. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes, heat and hot water. Bldg consists of new windows and sliding doors. To view please call 604-782-4326
1 and 2 bedroom suites available in a quiet well maintained bldg, Rent includes 2 appl., drapes, heat and hot water. Located close to school, shopping centre and bus route. To make an appt. to view please call 604-943-1487
1 bedroom suite available in January with 3 appliances, carpets, drapes, u/g parking and laundry facilities. Located on bus route and close to shopping centre. For info or to view please call 604-943-7612
1 bedroom suites available in a clean and quiet building. Located 1 block from shopping mall and on bus route. Minutes from parks and beach area. For more info or to view please call 604-943-0002
Affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes and hot water. Shops and bus stop nearby. To view or for more info please call 604-946-9268
STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● COQUITLAM - 218 Allard St. 2 bdrm HANDY MAN SPECIAL!!! HOUSE, bsmt/2 sheds..$1,388/M NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,988/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 5 bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M
★Less Than perfect credit OK★ Low down payment, I have a nice home for you! Rent To OWN! Call Kim 604-628-6598
Dreaming of a New Home?
Find it in the Real Estate Section. To advertise call 604-630-3300
2 BR bsmt, newly reno’d, E. Ladner, big yard, $900, ns, np, avail immed, 778-996-7175 AVAIL JAN 1, 1 bdrm upscale quiet bsmt ste, for N/S prof, $1000 incl w/d, Tsaw..604-970-3743 BACH, TSAW, garage pking, grnd lev, bright, priv ent, patio, $700 incl utils, w/d, cable/net, suit 1 quiet n/s, n/p, 778-848-1205 BOUNDARY BAY, 1BR large steps to beach, shared wd, $950 +1/3utils, ns, np, 604-943-4134
SOUTH SURREY- 15532 Madrona Dr 3 bdrm, HOUSE, quiet st, huge yard, dbl gar, 2 y.o. roof....$1,388/M
CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M
Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663
BR TSAW. ground floor unit, immed, $775, near parks & transit shared storage, laundry & utils, Large yard, np, ns, 604-943-5823
TSAW T/H, 3BR, 2.5 ba, 2000sf, full bsmt, 6appl, $1800, n/s, u/g prgk, Imm, sh/term lease, email firstname.lastname@example.org ..604-948-0800
LADNER: 2 BR main, newly reno’d. Bright, large 1100 sf. All new appls. n/s, n/p. nr all amens. Resp tenants, refs. $1000 + share utils. Avail now. 604-807-1732
OFFICES AVAIL (2), 2nd floor, professional building, Tsaw. $300-$450 all incl. 604-943-4379
Tsawwassen ● Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall has prime retail spaces available in various sizes. ● Windsor Woods – unit #5 – 1,057 sq. ft. ● Century Square Three Commercial/Office Spaces available 291 sq ft, 640 sq ft and 1658 sq ft. For more information call Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203
TSAW LARGE 1 br +den, 5 appl, clean, nr all ammens, $875+utils, ns, np, Jan 15. 604-250-8216
1 BDRM, large, Tsaw. Avail Jan 1, inste w/d, 5 appl, ns np, $850 incl utils, no cable. 604-943-3567 2 BR bsmt, large, full bath, Ladner, 4 appls, yard, $900+1/3 utils, ns, Now, 604-765-3642 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
Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required WWW.CENTURY GROUP.CA/
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What a view!
The price is right!
Finally, a place of my own!
Can’t beat the convenience! RENT TO OWN, If you have a small down payment, I have a home for you. Less then perfect credit ok. Call Kelly 604-418-3162
Houses - Rent
FURNISHED EXECUTIVE rancher, Forest by the Bay, Jan thru April $2500 mth. 604-943-5637
Real Estate Investment
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Are your looking for a 2 bedroom in a well maintained building? Bldg is located on 16th Ave and is close to the bus, shops and the beach. To view please call 604-943-7666
OKANAGAN VIEW ACREAGE 10 acre view property, eastern hillside, upper Carmi Road (lot 4 Deerfield) Penticton, BC.. on school bus route, 6 km Paved Road to Penticton Regional Hospital. Power to Property Line. 1000 +/- Foot Frontage on Paved Road. City View and Okanagan Lake. View North to Peachland. Own your own piece of the beautiful Okanagan Valley for $375,000. Contact owners email@example.com
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
BUILDING LOT, New West. 33’ x 130’. $75,000 in services paid! No HST! 4,240 total sq. feet. Priced to sell! $322,888. 604-726-0677
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Houses - Sale
CHOOSE YOUR NEW HOME FROM OUR LIST OF WELL MAINTAINED AND MANAGED SUITES!
Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs. & water fountains. 1 & 2 bedroom suites, include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators, and wheel chair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, recreation centre & school. To make an appt to view please call 604-948-9111
4 BR, stove, fridge, bsmt, yard, L a d n e r, Ja n . 1 st. $ 1 6 0 0 , 604-315-7153.. 591-8065 after 5
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Looking for a new place to live?
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1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3900. 604-763-3223
Parts & Accessories
2 SNOW TIRES on rims, 225/70/14R $150. 604-943-0482
Scrap Car Removal
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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
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'you’ve tried the rest, now try the best.' Move ins - move outs, weekly, monthly We guarantee our work. References gladly given. For free estimates call Marcia 604-716-8631 EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376 * S. THOMSON CLEANING * Will make your home clean as a whistle. Reliable cleaning team. Bonded & Insured. Susan at 604-312-9445
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Start nothing new before Dec. 30. Protect ongoing projects from mistakes and delays. Reprise projects and relationships from the past, especially in career. (A propos career, higher-ups, parents and VIPs are testy all month, so be diplomatic, eager, honest. Take criticism goodnaturedly.) This is an enjoyable, mellow week. Love might visit you in person, or merely in your thoughts. A particular kind of stress, medical condition or abrupt surprise in relationships that has dogged you for seven years occurs again Friday/Saturday – for the LAST time this lifetime! Grab success Wednesday! Taurus April 20-May 20: Life’s mysteries continue. Research will turn up nuggets, give you insights. Usually this is a good time for investments, intimate commitments, lifestyle changes and health cures/ diagnosis. However, you should avoid anything new in these. Re-diagnosis of an old condition, or grabbing an investment that passed you by formerly, anything attached to the past in this way, can be a good opportunity. But start nothing brand new before Dec. 30. Double-check all facts, ﬁgures. Avoid all legal hassles and foreign travel until mid-January. Others treat you with affection all month. Gemini May 21-June 20: Relationships predominate. New meetings, new opportunities and new horizons confront you, but everything new is ﬂawed, if you meet it before Dec. 30. If career/ business opportunities return from the past, then they qualify as “valid” – but former (and new) relationships face pretty gigantic problems. For example, anyone you met in 2010 – and to some degree since 2003 – will always try to dominate you. Patience is best, especially since truly compatible people will appear very soon, in 2011. Be ambitious Monday. Happiness and poor luck Tuesday; happiness and good luck Wednesday!
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