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Civic councillor and farmer Ian Paton says he’s not encouraged aid money for farmers will come sooner rather than later based on a conversation with the minister of agriculture.

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Delta farmers still face hurdles Local growers, hit by heavy rainfall, waiting to get emergency provincial aid and AgriRecovery Program help BY

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Delta farmers have a few hurdles to clear before they’ll see a dime of emergency provincial aid. Farmers throughout the Fraser Valley experienced massive crop losses in the fall due to torrential rainfall that began in early September. Saying until September it had been a fairly good growing year, longtime farmer Peter Guichon previously said it was likely the worst period of rain experienced locally in 80 years, resulting in potato and other crops rotting in the ground and bogging down equipment. In addition to crop insurance

farmers take out, local growers were also hoping to use the provincial AgriStability Program. Farmers also wanted the province to initiate a joint federal/provincial AgriRecovery Program as well. However, until now all farmers had to rely on to pay bills and somehow get by is whatever crop insurance they had, said civic councillor and Ladner farmer Ian Paton, also a director of the Delta Farmers’ Institute. “I’ve been through this myself and suppliers are usually pretty good about saying, ‘I know things have been tough, I know you owe us a bunch of money, but you have to get things wrapped up by Christmas,’” he said.

“It may not be uncommon to have a fertilizer bill from a fertilizer company for $75,000 or $100,000 that has to be cleaned up by Christmas. You may owe $50,000 to your fuel company for diesel, all these different things.” Paton said there will likely be unpaid bills heading into 2011 because by the time the government gets all the figures it requested from local growers, AgriStability payments likely won’t take place until well into the new year. “It’s going to be a tough go. Then guys have to have money to buy seed for the upcoming year,” he said. The federal/provincial recovery program will likely be even

further down the road, explained Paton, because farmers will be required to show all the payments they received from crop insurance, the provincial recovery program as well as prove their losses. Paton and members of the DFI recently met with Ben Stewart, appointed minister of agriculture in October, who visited in Delta. Paton said based on that conversation he wasn’t encouraged aid money for farmers will come sooner rather than later. The massive crop losses in Delta have also impacted programs undertaken by the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust. According to a recent newsletter by the trust, the rains saturated the soil and overwhelmed drain-

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Delta bird count likely back on top Volunteers spotted 143 different species, probably good enough for number one in Canada, co-ordinator says BY

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It looks like Delta will regain the title of number one in Canada in an annual count of bird species. Volunteer birders who came out for the Ladner Christmas Bird Count Monday spotted 143 different species, said co-ordinator Jude Grass. “It’s above what we had last year when it was a really miserable day, so I think we beat Victoria on their count day. It means we should be number one in B.C. and in Canada too,” she said “I haven’t heard anything officially, but with the winter they’re having back east I don’t know how anyone could come close.” In 2009 the Ladner count with 140 bird species spotted was number two in B.C., second to Victoria. The local count is part of a larger tally, involving many different communities over a couple of weeks, by Bird Studies Canada, a non-profit conservation organization. The counts are tabulated

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A record number of birders came out Monday for the annual Ladner Christmas Bird Count. The count area included Point Roberts, Washington, making it one of the few international counts between Canada and the U.S.

in a large-scale Western Hemisphere count organized by the Audubon Society. The Christmas Bird Count began over a century ago and now has more than 2,000 individual counts, with 362 local counts in Canada. The Ladner count, which began in the 1950s, has consistently been at or near the top in Canada when it

comes to the number of species seen. While the numbers for this year are still being tabulated as far as the types of birds spotted, Grass noted a northern hawk owl was spotted near the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, a rare sighting for the bird in the Lower Mainland. Another rare sighting during count day was a northern mockingbird.

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The Ladner Christmas Bird Count is open to birders of all skill levels and each of the area teams are led by experienced birders who help identify the birds seen. Grass said the Ladner count enjoyed its highest number of volunteers this year. There was a mix of experienced and novice birders, including a farmer, a grandparent with two

grandkids and a resident from Seattle. For the first time kayakers on the Fraser River secondary channels took part in the count. “They didn’t pick us up new species but they did pick us up numbers we wouldn’t normally get on the count, “ said Grass. She said the weather this year wasn’t bad for counting, although it did start getting wet and cold later in the day. “It could have been a lot worse and we had a lot worse when it was freez-

ing or snowing.. We thank everyone for coming out,” added Grass. The generally mild winters and availability of food make Boundary Bay and the Fraser River estuary a major wintering area for many bird species that spend their summers in Siberia, Alaska and Northern Canada. The Ladner count area has the highest numbers of wintering species in Canada for raptors, including hawks, eagles, owls and falcons, as well as shorebirds and waterfowl.

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A local family was out for a post-Christmas walk Tuesday morning at the end of Ferry Road when they came across this scene near Captin’s Cove Marina. They reported that there were several police cars in the area and officers had this area near the boat ramp taped off as they inspected what appeared to be a burned out car. No word from police on the incident as of the Optimist’s deadline.

FARMERS from page 1 -ince will put into local drainage upgrades as part of the mitigation measures for the South Fraser Perimeter Road. Paton said

even if those works were already completed, nothing could have prevented the major crop losses because the rainfall was unusually high. He said farmers already do a good job with maintaining drainage and laser leveling.

The federal government has been granted an extension to reply to a lawsuit filed by the Burns Bog Conservation Society. The conservation group’s president, Eliza Olson, said their lawyer was informed the government was given until Jan. 24, 2011 to file a statement of defence to the society’s legal action concerning the South Fraser Perimeter Road project. The government initially had a month to reply to the bog society’s lawsuit filed a few weeks ago alleging Ottawa violated a conservation covenant to protect the bog. The society and others opposed to the alignment, which will run adjacent to the environmentally sensitive wetlands, contend the new highway will have a significant impact, despite the Gateway Program’s assurances that mitigation measures will address concerns. Using a grant from West

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The Burns Bog Conservation Society has launched legal action concerning the South Fraser Perimeter Road project. Coast Environmental Law, the society hired Vancouver lawyer Jay Straith. “The governments have failed to honour their commitment to protect Burns Bog under a conservation covenant and management plan signed by the governments of Canada and British Columbia, the City of Vancouver and the Corporation of Delta,” said Straith. “They must be held accountable for their actions and negligence,” she said, noting the highway project’s

proximity to the bog contravenes the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and the Federal Species at Risk Act. Saying a proposed highway to run through Vancouver was blocked years ago, thus the conservation society’s legal action isn’t exactly precedent setting, Olson said in an earlier interview they’d like to sit down and discuss alternatives with federal officials. Delta is not named in the lawsuit.


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Teen helping families in Africa Tsawwassen’s Olivia Reshetylo raises $1,300 at birthday pool party DAVE WILLIS

Tsawwassen’s Olivia Reshetylo is helping families in Africa. The 15-year-old raised over $1,300 for World Vision’s relief efforts in Africa after asking for donations for her birthday last month. Reshetylo had an after hours pool party at the Ladner Leisure Centre on Dec. 4 and asked for a minimum $7 donation. She called the event Change for Change and ended up with 76 friends from both South Delta and Delta secondary schools attending. “My birthday’s always so close to Christmas — it’s on the 18th — so I get presents on the 18th and then a week later it’s Christmas. Sometimes it just feels overwhelming. There’s so much talk about giving back at Christmas I decided I wanted to be that change and get my friends involved,” Reshetylo said. She was happy to raise the amount she did and that breaking $1,000 was a “big thing for me.”

Reshetylo said her friend Katie Smillie helped organize the event. “We are so proud of Olivia for the inspiring idea, and proud of her friends for their generosity,” said Olivia’s mom, Sue, in an e-mail to the Optimist. She noted proceeds from Change for Change will be going towards five fruit trees, agricultural packs for six families, two mosquito nets, two goats, classroom supplies, clean water for a village, medical supplies, a home for a family and adopting a family for a year. Delta’s parks and recreation department waived the cost of the facility for the fundraiser, only requiring payment for the lifeguards. World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization.

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Thomas said, “It was a surprise for the kids and it was excellent. We learned a lot about how to read a dog’s facial expression and body language. And I like that Erin had the kids up on their feet and actually practicing the safety moves throughout the presentation.” In total, 24 guests attended the party and $305 was raised, $155 of which was delivered to the animal shelter just before Christmas. The donation will be used to pay the veterinary bills for some sick cats. When asked what she is going to do with her portion, the birthday girl said, “I am going to save $120 and spend $30.”

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School system to undergo big changes Delta superintendent Dianne Turner says there will be a shift towards personalized learning in the district SANDOR GYARMATI

The Delta school system will undergo radical changes to modernize the way it delivers education. That’s the promise of new superintendent Dianne Turner who will oversee secondary school reform. Interviewed at the board’s administration offices in Ladner as the 2010/11 school year was getting underway, Turner said the way parents and students traditionally viewed going to school won’t resemble how the system in Delta will be transformed in the next few years. “There’s going to be a shift and the shift is going to be towards personalized learning. That’s probably the biggest emphasis. Students won’t all be following the same exact formula,” said Turner, who assumed the position of superintendent in 2010. She said the vision to reform and reshape how education is delivered started with a district symposium in early 2008. “At that symposium a lot of people talked about what the secondary schools needed, and they needed to change. The unfortunate thing, though, is that we actually never clearly articulated that vision, so we’re going to be on that vision this year. “I’d like the community to join us in that conversation and we’d like to go back and hear from people about the direction of this district,” Turner added. The minister of education, in a presentation to B.C. school district officials this summer, said Victoria would like to respond to

what people are saying about the need to change. The government made a commitment to reforms in its throne speech, including having more student choice and parental involvement, establishing communities of learning at neighbourhood schools and reducing administrative costs. Other objectives laid out in the throne speech include the establishment of neighbourhood preschools for four-year-olds and threeyear-olds over the next five years.

“There’s going to be a shift and the shift is going to be towards personalized learning. That’s probably the biggest emphasis. Students won’t all be following the same exact formula.” Dianne Turner

The government has also pledged new forms of schooling will be developed to provide greater choice and diversity, centered on students’ special interests and talents. Turner said the Delta district has already been exploring options and engaging parents and students. That engagement, in addition to the symposium, included a survey, dubbed What Did You Do In School Today, of more than 5,000 secondary students. They were surveyed on their social, academic and intellectual engagement. Turner said what came out of that survey, and what the ministry has also stated needs to change, is there

must to be a shift toward individualized learning rather than sticking with the current classroom model. “We really need to recognize that every student is a unique learner, and so we need to build flexibility how and where they are going to learn, and be willing to let them do some online or at night, wherever that might be, and parents would effectively be engaged. “Teachers’ roles will change. They are going to become more facilitators than the person who is the conveyer of all the knowledge,” Turner added, noting teachers will need to be trained for their new role and that technology will also play a big part. Part of individualized high school studies will be an emphasis on critical thinking, creativity and problem solving. The district is bringing in Dr. Roland Case, executive director and co-founder of The Critical Thinking Consortium, to work with teachers as part of their professional development in the transition. As far as what the new model will look like, the ministry and district must consult students, teachers, administrators and parents before it’s formulated. Turner said the timeline for implementing changes hasn’t been established, but personalized learning opportunities will likely start appearing in the next couple of years. Changes to the education system will also eventually involve the elementary level. One change can already be seen with the implementation of full-day kindergarten.

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Artificial rocks returned

Ladner business owner gets a surprise last month It took over a year but it seems a thief who stole a unique item from a Ladner business had a rare case of guilty conscience. In the fall of 2009, someone broke into the Chisholm Street premises of Swim Blue Pools and Hot Tubs, which also operates a water gardening operation called Waterscene Inc., and made off with five large artificial rocks used for decorative landscaping. After filing a police report, owner Steve Kovacs didn’t make an insurance claim for the polyurethane rocks, taking the approximately $1,500 loss because the deductible would have been even higher. Last month, he got a call that someone had broken into his business again, but when he arrived he discovered the four rocks were mysteriously returned. “There’s just so many theories and I never heard the police laugh so hard on the phone,” said Kovacs, who operates the business with his wife Linda. “They thought there was another theft there because

these rocks were scattered in the back alley. Someone returned them and they couldn’t believe it,” he said. Kovacs is glad the items were returned and wonders why someone would not only have a change of heart but also go through the effort of bringing them back. When asked if it could be due to someone having a twinge of guilt after reading about his travels to Africa in charitable missions, he said it might have played a role. This fall, Kovacs and his wife were among a group of 15 people, mostly from South Delta, who went to the village of Gulu in northern Uganda. While there the group installed a clean drinking water system as well as a fishpond, which was stocked with tilapia, a local fish that will serve as a food source. The Gulu village houses orphaned children who are recovering from the effects of civil war or the ravages of AIDS. Steve and Linda were also part of two prior clean water installation trips to Africa. The Kovacs were regulars at home and garden shows

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Wayne Kupillas (centre), owner of the Tsawwassen Dollar Store, was recently presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for his tremendous support towards many of the Tsawwassen Rotary Club’s recent projects. Most recently, Kupillas, who has owned the store for eight years, helped out with a donation of gloves for a winter clothing for the homeless campaign. Club President Rick Lewall (right) and Gord Thompson thanked Kupillas for his generosity at Rotary Square in the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, located directly beside the popular dollar store.

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Do you know where your community’s history is kept? The Delta Museum and Archives Society holds historical evidence of Delta’s past and is responsible for the preservation of the community’s history through the collection of objects, photographs and a variety of documents that capture the stories and history of Delta. The archives department of the Delta Museum and Archives Society, which is responsible for the preservation of the community’s records consisting of photographs, books, maps, news-

paper and oral histories, has moved to a new home. The society will now provide archival services to the community in the Delta Archives, which will include the Edgar Dunning Reading Room, at 4450 Clarence Taylor Crescent, site of the former municipal hall and courthouse. This facility is located at ground level to ensure better access for visitors along with a state-of-the-art temperature and humidity controlled environment to better protect the collections. As collections become

more digitized and electronically accessible, this system is integral in ensuring the longevity of all media formats within the collection. The society is inviting all Delta residents, visitors and researchers to join staff and the board of trustees for light refreshments during an open house at the new facility on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. The archives will be open to the public Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., commencing Jan. 8. The museum will continue to be housed in the

historical 1912 Tudor-style building located in the heart of Ladner Village at 4858 Delta St. It will continue to tell Delta’s rich history through exciting exhibits, fun activities and special programs for both children and adults. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, visit www.deltamuseum.ca or call 604-946-9322.

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MURPHY’S LAW As we embark on a new year, it’s time for optimism, to turn a page and to embrace a different way of doing things. In other words, it’s the ideal time for a Liberal leadership race. With the big vote less than two months off, our would-be premiers have been busy trying to woo members of the party with an assortment of policy statements and trial balloons: George Abbott wants to hold the HST referendum sooner than later, Mike de Jong has mused about lowering the voting age, Kevin Falcon would extend SkyTrain hours and Christy Clark wants to put the HST question to a free vote in the legislature. That’s just a smattering of the promises that have been made thus far in a race that has yet to really heat up, but what has struck me most as the hopefuls trot out their platforms is how they’ve managed to deftly extricate themselves from what must have been a formidable shadow. Where were all these ideas and all this independent thinking when they sat around the cabinet table for the last decade? I exempt Clark from this query because she hasn’t been in caucus for five years, but the rest of them have been key figures in the Gordon Campbell government, an administration that had become as unpopular in these parts as the Chicago Blackhawks. I realize the candidates need to differentiate themselves not only from each other but also from the current leader, but I get concerned when someone on the inside — and in this case, it’s three prominent insiders — doesn’t have the gumption to stand up for what they believe in. If the HST referendum shouldn’t wait until September, which they all seem to agree on now, then why didn’t anyone straighten Campbell out on the matter? Instead, they went along with the notion that a full year was necessary before voters are given an opportunity to have their say on the controversial tax. Is that the type of behaviour you want from your next premier? I realize Campbell has a well-earned reputation for being a one-man band and there’s also something to be said for caucus solidarity (just ask Carole James about that), but I still find something disconcerting about potential leaders showing, well, a lack of leadership. I don’t have a problem with many of the ideas being bandied about, I just wonder where they were in the past. Perhaps the victorious candidate will end up thriving once assuming the top job and ably demonstrate leadership quali-

Wondering what lies ahead as we enter a brand new year IAN ROBERTSON

COMMUNITY COMMENT Happy New Year to those of you reading this about the date it was delivered to your door. For some it’s a day filled with vague memories of “I did what last night?” For others it might mean going to a Levee (a French Canadian and British tradition). For some it’s just another day. If you have a Scottish heritage, it’s Hogmanay and first footing — a day when a fresh start is made. For others — it’s a day of reflecting on Christmas activities and looking forward to a new start. Our more recent Canadian traditions have congratulatory addresses by royalty and politicians, and a break from normal day-to-day activities. If by chance you get a moment to take a deep breath, you might look ahead at the year ahead. What will it hold for you and for me? Will it be a year of provincial

leadership contests, federal, provincial and municipal elections? Local elections are required in November, and federal and/or provincial elections may take place as soon as this spring. What role will the HST recall process play? Will we see governments proclaiming to “hold the line” yet increasing taxes and surcharges such as the planned BC Hydro increase of 30 per cent over three years, the BC Ferries increase, and so on? Will Delta hold the line? Given the increase Metro has in mind for us, Delta may have to decrease taxes so that our overall bill doesn’t increase ahead of inflation. As the mayor has said: “there is only one taxpayer to pay for all this.” Looking around home, what will become of the Tsawwassen Area Plan? Will the CAO be able to rescue the plan when his planners and the community advisory committee failed — after 11 public meetings? Will some work start on the Ladner Harbour revitalization? Will double length trailer trucks from the port clog our roads? Will the piles of sand along highways 10, 17 and 99 turn into overpasses? Will the authorities acknowledge the damage that the South Fraser Perimeter

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Road will do to Burns Bog? Is this the year the B.C. government will decide that all area police forces and detachments are to be rolled into one Metro Vancouver Police Service? If you are unemployed or underemployed, will this year turn out better than last year? The year ahead is viewed by many with optimism — that’s what keeps the human spirit moving forward. As you contemplate what lies ahead consider where we are as British Columbians: • 56 per cent believe our environmental concerns affect our waste management practices, yet 78 per cent describe ourselves as “laid back environmentally.” • read more books than any other Canadians, • 60 per cent want to get rid of one cent coins, • compared to other Canadians, are most likely to worry about our home being burglarized • compared to other Canadians, are least likely to use mobile phones for phone calls, and most likely to use it for sharing content (photos, videos, e-mails). Wherever you are, whatever shape you are in, whatever your hopes and resolutions: Happy New Year!

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tudents from South Delta Secondary are collaborating with the South Delta Artists’ Guild for an exhibit this month at the Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery. The show, titled In Between, will feature artwork from students as well as guild members. English students from a pair of classes are also involved and are writing personal responses to go along with each piece of art. Each artist used the title In Between as a starting point for their work. “I think teenagers are in a point in their lives where they very much recognize what being in between is. I think it was a great theme for us to embrace,” says

SDSS art teacher Julie Lymburner. “A lot of them could relate to secrets between two people, caught between two ages or cultures, caught in this point in history.” Artwork in the show includes drawings, paintings, mixed media and collages. “There were varied responses to the theme, absolutely. And varied styles have certainly emerged. Some are personal, some more global in nature,” says Lymburner. Grade 11 student Julia Badayeva says she chose to paint about cultures. Her work has a boy shown in black and white with Buddhist temples behind him on one side. “Behind him are the Burmese Buddhist temples, they represent their culture

and religion. Slowly they Lennart Osterlind says fade into mountains, which while handing out an annual represents scenery from bursary at SDSS he bumped other countries like Canada into Lymburner, who or the States or Europe,” he knows since his kids Badayeva went to the says. “I Tsawwassen wanted high school, to show and they got that even to talking This was a great though doing opportunity for us about we’re a combined different to truly collaborate show. on the Osterlind with English and outside notes he’s visual art and with excited to — we do different see some of the community things, the write-ups and the school. we have the English different students have cultures, put together. different Grade ways of 11 student interpretTaylor ing feelings — we’re all the Reynolds says his assignsame on the inside.” ment went smoothly. South Delta Artists’ “I thought I got given Guild vice-president something easy to relate to

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my life,” he says. “As soon as I saw it I basically had an idea in my head and just went with it.” A snowboarder, Reynolds wrote about art that showed a mountain with trees and snow. “I do a lot of snowboarding. I got inspiration from that,” he says. Parker Woods, who’s also in Grade 11, had to write about two pieces of art since he’s in both English classes taking part in the exhibit. “They were both pretty different. One was of a big diverse picture with different scenes,” he says. “At first I didn’t really know what to do with it. After a few days, I got some ideas and started to work with it, and ended up writing about people’s dreams versus reality. It’s a picture with all

these different scenes you could almost dream of.” The second piece was a “gorgeous painting” of a tree. “After working for a while it started to come together and I got something cool out of it,” Woods says. The exhibit represents a two-part collaboration. “This was a great opportunity for us to truly collaborate with English and visual art and with the community and the school,” says Lymburner. In Between has an opening day event on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery (adjacent to the South Delta Recreation Centre). The guild will be handing out some special recognition awards at the opening.


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Become an adventurer in Belize Island Expeditions offers kayak trips along with bird watching and snorkeling JIM COCHRANE

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anging upside down in our overturned sea kayak, we were desperately trying to remember our guide’s recent instructions — “Pull the ‘Oh s-t’ tab and if you can’t find it, punch out your spray skirt with your knees.” This was the part that I secretly feared when my wife, Kathryn, and I planned our trip to Belize. It was clear from the information on the Island Expeditions website that we would be tipping our kayaks, escaping and eventually getting back in as part of our trip, but being in my 70s, sporting a hip replacement and having never kayaked before, I was a bit apprehensive. But, under the watchful eyes of the staff, we were successful in righting our kayak and climbing safely back in. Whew. This was the second part of a trip that we had booked

with Island Expeditions in March of this year. For the first leg we spent three days at Birds Eye View Lodge, located on the shores of the Crooked Tree Lagoon in Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary in northern Belize. From our balcony the lagoon looked to be blanketed with thousands of birds. And a trip on the water in a small boat brought us within camera range of many varieties of birds. The Jabiru stork is just one of over 250 resident and migrating bird species commonly seen around the lodge. We saw 27 varieties in two days there. This is truly a birdwatcher’s paradise, with birders from all over the world coming to Crooked Tree nature reserve. The next day we boated 20 kilometres upriver to the Lamanai Mayan site, spotting lots of birds and animals along the way. Our outstanding guides were

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Kathryn and Jim Cochrane in their kayak.

able to spot some tiny creatures such as a Jesus Christ lizard (they run across the top of the water) to turtles, crocodiles and many birds as we cruised along at about 35 km/h. For the last part of our trip, we were driven to Belize City, where we caught a large, fast boat that took us 80 km to Half Moon Caye (pronounced key), the last island in the world’s second-largest reef, behind only the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. We spent a week on Lighthouse reef, living in

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standup tents with wooden floors, a coal oil lamp, and a regular bed. The accommodations were basic — an outdoor toilet, sun-heated water for showers — but comfortable, with minimal effect on the environment. Island Expeditions has an arrangement with the Belize Audubon Society, which is in charge of the 2.6-sq.km. area on and around the Caye. The highlight is the red-footed booby and magnificent frigate bird nesting areas, the reason for establishing the nature reserve in

the first place. Dive boats come ashore on the opposite side of the island to our camp, register with the Audubon Society to go to the Blue Hole, a large underwater sinkhole, have lunch on the beach and head to the nesting viewing stand. There were 10 travellers in our group: two other Canadian couples and four American ladies. We were the oldest, but we soon became friends with our fellow adventurers. On our second day of this leg of the trip, the whole group kayaked over 11 km to the Blue Hole. After a kilometre and a half, Kathryn and I lagged behind the group, so one of the staff in an accompanying motor boat picked up our rope and towed us to the front of the gang, as they did for some of the others as well. The Blue Hole, a heritage site made famous by marine scientist Jacques Cousteau, is a perfectly circular limestone sinkhole

about 145 metres deep. It is surrounded by a reef, which we snorkelled around. This is a popular spot for recreational scuba divers, who go down to see remaining stalactites and stalagmites. But some of them reported that it is quite dark and there was not much else to see. Our group snorkelled around the surrounding reefs and encountered lots of coral and small fish. On our way back from this outing, our kayaks were outfitted with sails. The sailing was a little tricky at first, but much easier than having to paddle the whole distance back. We snorkelled every day at various places, sometimes right off shore at Half Moon Caye where there were many very colourful corals, sponges, conch and fish, and we preferred snorkeling over the shallower reefs that gave us a closer view of them all. With staff also in the water and in a nearby boat, we felt very comfortable.

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Jump off the sugar bandwagon My husband loves sugar. In fact, I think that he may love it more than he loves me sometimes, but I really can’t blame him (I mean, sugar doesn’t make him take the garbage out, or is

actually hardwired to crave sugar. Sweet is the first taste humans prefer from birth, and not just because it tastes good. Sugar, a simple carbohydrate, actually stimulates the release of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin. The taste of sugar also releases endorphins that calm and relax us. Think of it as a Hershey Kisses-high, without the track marks.

Unfortunately, this sense of glee only lasts for a little while until the body returns back to its low serotonin state, making you crave more sugar and carbohydrates. If you want to jump off the sugar bandwagon, try these tips to banish your sweet cravings. 1. Aim for hormonal balance Sugar and high-refined

carbohydrates like white rice, pasta and white flour are the ones that really mess with our insulin levels. Avoid these and instead add a balance of protein, wholegrains and fat to your diet. Fats and proteins will also slow the absorption of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, giving you a constant state of energy over a longer period of time. 2. Eat small meals throughout the day. Eating regularly will keep your energy levels even all day and lessen your cravings dramatically. 3. Eat fibre The higher the fibre content in the food, the slower the sugar enters your bloodstream. Eat whole-grains (not whole-wheat! Buy products that have wholegrain listed as one of the first two ingredients), flax seeds, vegetables and fruits. 4. Take vitamin supplements Cracking the Metabolic Code (by James LaValle N.D.) claims that if you have sugar cravings, then you should try the following supplements: Relora(r), a unique blend of plants from around the world and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, glucosol, vanadium and cinnamon extract. 5. Read your food labels There are sugars hidden

in many foods and under many guises. Look for the words high-fructose corn syrup, fructose, sucrose, glucose, lactose, dextrose, maltose, honey and sorbitol. If these names appear in the first few ingredients, steer clear, and if the product contains high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) anywhere in the food label, do not buy it, period. The research regarding the harmful effects that HFCS has on the body is overwhelming. 6. Drink plenty of water I tell all my clients to drink before they eat. Quite often, the body is not hungry when a craving comes on, it is simply dehydrated. 7. Just don’t buy it! Simple enough – if it’s not in the house, you can’t eat it. 8. Satisfy your cravings If you are really caving something sweet, have a piece of fruit, or a piece of 70 per cent-plus cocoa chocolate bar. Join my Weight Loss Challenge commencing Jan. 16. Email info@fitnesswithpj.com for more info and lose weight and win money! P.J. Wren is a local personal trainer and writer in the Delta area who is slowly trying to wean her husband off the white stuff. She can be reached at fitnesswithpj.com

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short with him after a long, hard day). I do try to buy foods with less sugar in them, but they just sit in the cupboards only to be ignored and eventually forgotten. My husband claims that in a few years he won’t be able to eat anything that he likes. I actually give him until next week. But, alas my loving husband is not alone. Scientists claim that our appetites are

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Delta gymnasts headed to Winter Games

Three athletes reach final qualifying stage with Devy Dyson and Julian Geisler earning positions on Team B.C. BY

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It was more like a family celebration when Delta Gymnastics stood tall at the recent Canada Winter Games trials for the men’s provincial team. Devy Dyson (third overall) and Julian Geisler (fifth overall) cracked the top six to earn spots on Team B.C. for next month’s Games in Halifax. Another Delta gymnast — Alex Farhquarson — just came up short in his bid but comes away with the satisfaction of being one of just 16 athletes to advance to the final stage — held Dec. 11 in North Vancouver. Dyson and Geisler have been involved in Delta gym programs since they were four, while Farhquarson got his start when he was just two. No wonder Delta competitive men’s coach Mike Hood was talking like a proud father at what his three boys had accomplished. “I have been here quite a while and done lots of different things with these guys,” smiled Hood, during a rare quiet day at the Tsawwassen training facility. “We have a good relationship that goes beyond

coaching. “Overall, looking who should have been on the team, I thought both of them would be there and for Alex, this was an important experience for him.” The process to select the Winter Games team is mapped out by Sport B.C. and is intense. It all began with a training camp back in August where the top 18 and under prospects from across the province, based on 2010 competitions, were invited. Soon after, the three candidates from Delta started working on their routines — calculating what exactly it would take to at least advance past the first trial stage in November. Although his coach liked his chances, Geisler thought the odds were stacked against him — heading into the final trial. After all, he is just 14 and he wasn’t overly pleased how the initial meet went, even though he advanced. “My coach alway says I train okay but then compete at a higher level,” laughed the Delta secondary student. “At the first competition I fell (on my landing) on the vault and rings. I knew I had to land those at the second

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Delta Gymnastics men’s competitive head coach Mike Hood with (left to right) Alex Farhquarson, Devy Dyson and Julian Geisler. competition and I did. “I went into this thinking I would almost be lucky to make the team. I surprised myself.” At 17, and the chance to make a provincial team for the first time in his career, Dyson made the most of the opportunity with a breakthrough performance. He won his specialty event — parallel bars — and was

second on the pommel horse and rings to nail down a top three overall finish. “At the competition before I was too timid and not confident enough,” explained Dyson, who also attends DSS. “This time, I really tried to stay confident, knowing where my level was, and try to compete for gold. My standard was top three and staying

confident helped me achieve that.” At 14, Farhquarson has a bright future ahead of him and it’s intense situations like the Winter Games trials that will only make him better in the long run. While his friends head to the Maritimes, he will be attending a big U.S. competition in Las Vegas. “I really had to calm

myself down by just breathing and drinks lots of water, said the South Delta secondary student about settling his nerves. “I’m looking forward to the (2011) Westerns and the Nationals.” Meanwhile, Dyson and Geisler will begin preparations for the Winter Games at a training camp and competition in Regina — Jan. 6-9.

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for top performance, while the swimming of a routine normally requires the strength and endurance of a good middle distance swimmer. A girl’s imagination can be given free reign in developing impressive combinations of movements for her routine, while her sense of musical rhythm and timing is trained sharply to obtain the desired synchronization effects. More facts about synchronized swimming: •Synchronized swimmers cannot touch the bottom of the pool

during a routine. It is against the rules, and a severe two-point deduction will be given if they do. •The water is a minimum of nine feet deep; they must skilfully use eggbeater and whip kick to stay as high above the water as possible. •Synchronized swimmers swim without goggles, with their eyes open underwater. By seeing their teammates underwater, they make corrections to alignment and setup for specific moves in their routine.

•Synchronized swimmers can hear the music underwater through underwater speakers. •Of all the pieces of equipment, the nose plug is most important, for when the synchronized swimmers do their underwater routines, frequently upside down, it keeps water out of the nose. VPW will be offering synchronized swimming lessons starting Sunday, Jan. 9 at 6 pm at Watermania in Richmond. For more information contact 604-216-7444 or check the club website at vpw.bc.ca.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 1

MONDAY, JANUARY 3

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5

4:41am 14.4 1:51 pm 14.4

6:05 am 15.4 3:37 pm 13.8

7:13 am 15.7 5:14 pm 13.5

9:22 am 12.1 9:45 pm 1.6

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 4

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6:40 am 15.7 4:27 pm 13.8

10:24 am 11.8 10:31 pm 1.6

12:01 pm 11.2 11:54 pm 2.0

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South Delta Shock their opponents in Aldergrove Pee Wee hockey team takes lengthy undefeated streak into Party in da House event after capturing tournament The South Delta Shock entered the Aldergrove Peewee Winter Tournament on a six game undefeated streak and continued their roll with five straight wins to capture the championship. The Shock opened with a 10-3 win over the Ridge Meadows Spitfires. Centre Brayden Kirk and right winger Aiden Lauinger both scored hat-tricks. Kirk’s game-winner was set-up by Bradley Gretsinger, who also added the first insurance marker, one of his three goals in the tournament. Liam Peake was named game MVP for his fine two-way play and plus-

three rating. South Delta faced the Surrey Wild the same afternoon and scored five goals in the second period en route to a 9-1 win. Centre Logan Newman led the team with five points. Lauinger, playing centre, notched his second consecutive hat-trick. Right winger Marc Ashford established a tournament team record with a plus-six rating, which earned him the game MVP award. Up next was the Shock’s toughest opponent — the Langley Thunderhawks — who entered the Christmas break with a 5-0 record in PCAHA Fraser

Valley West Conference tier one play. The locals trailed 3-2 midway through the contest but defensemen Nick Scott and Kyle Saunders turned back Langley the rest of the way. Late in the second period, Kirk tied the game, when he drove hard to the net and converted a rebound off an initial shot from Ashford. With just over two minutes remaining in the third, the game tied 33, and the Shock killing a penalty, the Thunderhawks pulled their goalie, needing a win to advance to the playoff round. With the help of grinding defensive zone play from Scott and

left winger Adam Chan, the Shock held off the Thunderhawks. With just 25 seconds left on the clock, centre Spencer Richardson netted his second goal of the game to clinch the victory. Goaltender Kris Hothi, who finished the tournament with a microscopic 1.80 goals against average, was named the game MVP. The Shock seemed to be cruising with a 3-0 third period period lead in their semi-final game but the Aldergrove Young Guns scored twice in 12 seconds to put the outcome suddenly in doubt. Ashford, however, answered back less than

a minute later. Then, with two minutes remaining and the score 5-2, the Young Guns pulled their goalie on a power-play for a 6-on-4 advantage. Left winger Adam Chan, on a remarkable individual effort, scored a short-handed goal and was later named the game’s MVP. In the championship game, the Shock faced the hometown Aldergrove Chiefs. This was a tightchecking game and despite the referee calling an NHLstyle game (in which every clutch, grab or hook was called), it scoreless at the halfway point. Then with the Shock killing a 5-on-3 penalty, Richardson, playing defense, made a Bobby Orr-like rush, splitting the Chiefs’ defense and deking the goalie to give the Shock a 1-0 lead, just as the first

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penalty ended. Within the next 10 minutes, the Shock had added two more goals, both assisted by right winger Kyle Ainge who has been the Shock’s leading defensive forward this season. Twelve minutes later, Hothi had his second shutout of the season and the Shock had captured the championship trophy. Unable to play in the tournament was rugged defenseman Seth Ogilvie. In place, converted centreman Jared Garcha filled in for four of the five games, scoring two goals, counting a plus-six rating, and providing an offensive threat from the back-end. The South Delta Shock are coached by Andrew Richardson, Brian Newman, Paul Kirk and acting assistant coach Scott Peake.

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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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author 32. Used of posture 34. One with unusual powers of foresight 37. Mental infirmity in old age 40. Placed in a particular relation 43. Hawaiian cliff 46. Visualized 47. Cut through meat 48. Bluegrass genus 50. Butterfly palm 51. Consequently 52. Festive occasion 53. South Dravidian 54. Active Phased Array Radar (abbr.) 55. 9th Greek letter 56. Slovenly person 57. Supernatural force 58. Seaman

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Sept. 6, 1930 - Dec. 23, 2010 It is with extreme sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Elaine on December 23, 2010. She is survived by her husband Bruce of 58 years, her children Laural, Bruce (Tina), Doug (Sherry), Carol, her grandchildren Paul, Dylan and Caitlin and her beloved cat Tia. She loved gardening, reading and camping trips in their motorhome. No funeral by request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetes Society.

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Jean (Giggina Sedola)

April 23, 1960 – Dec 19, 2010

B o r n D ec . 14, 1921 Nanaimo, BC. She passed away peacefully on Dec. 19, 2010 at Nanaimo Senior Village. Jean is predeceased by her husband Ray and grandson Kevin. She is lovingly remembered by her sisters Norma and Lorraine, her children Larry Cagna and Linda Leong and their families. Jean will be missed by her five grandchildren Kathleen, Lisa, Paul, Andrea, Charlene and four great grandchildren Kai, Quinn, Walker and Holden. Special thanks to all the caregivers in Nanaimo General Hospital and Nanaimo Senior Village. Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Sat. Jan. 8, 2010 at the First Memorial Funeral Service, 1720 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo, BC. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation

Passed away peacefully at Royal Island Hospital in Kamloops surrounded by his family. He will be sadly missed by his children Eric and Stephanie, his parents Al and Mary Gowan and his sister Catherine Lavery. No Memorial Service by request. In lieu of flowers donations to BC Cancer Research would be appreciated.

LUX EGON

Jan 3, 1937 - Dec 29, 2010 Egon passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 29, 2010 after a long struggle with heart disease. He was born on January 3, 1937 to Anna and Viktor in Troppau, Germany. He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by Trudy, his wife of 49 years, his children Anthony and Michele (Phil) his grandchildren, Samantha, Matthew and Christopher, his sister Erika in Germany and his many friends. Egon’s life was devoted to his family, friends and doing what he loved the most, hunting and fishing. His family will miss his comforting presence and wonderful jokes around the big Sunday dinner table. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, January 3, 2011 at Sacred Heart Chapel, 3900 Arthur Drive, Delta.

WESTERHOF JOHN John Westerhof passed away December 28, 2010 at the age of 78 years. John is survived by his loving wife Anneke and a multitude of family and friends. Celebration of life will be held Monday January 3, 2011 at 2 pm at Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 3215 Tretheway Street, Abbotsford, BC

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Garcha, Amarjit “Gus” 28 June 1936 - 28 December 2010 Gus passed away peacefully in his sleep at home. He is remembered for his loving smile, hard working character and selfless heart that bestowed love on those around him. Gus is survived by his wife Surjit, sister Amarjit, his children Ajinder, Navdeep and loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. A service will be held at Riverside Funeral Home at 3:00pm on Jan 2nd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the BC Palliative Care Association.

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WELL ESTABLISHED, stable, growing Trucking company of 25 years is seeking family oriented individuals to join our team. Fulltime year round drivers to operate Super-B Bulkers. Applicants must be willing to relocate to small town Sask. Email resume to: foranewfuture@hotmail.com

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NURSERY WORKERS

The maintenance of plants, soil bagging, digging, heavy lifting outdoor work. Hourly wage $9.28/hr. 50 hours per week, Monday to Sat. Feb. to June. Sunnyside Nursery Ltd. Applications by phone 604-943-9712 or by fax 604-943-1879, attention Rene. Must have 6 mos. experience in the maintenance of plants and outdoor work.

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EXP’D GLAZIER’S

for well established Glass Shop in Delta. Fulltime, Mon-Fri. 8am-4:30pm, wages negotiable, good benefits. Drivers license a must. Call 604-250-0711 NNW SEEKS F/T Landscaper. $22/hr/Compl. High School and Min. 3 yrs exp. req’d. e-res: brenda.nnw@telus.net

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

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MEDICAL OFFICE requires p/t person (2dy/wk & vacation coverage) for a busy office. Willed be trained on all positions. Fax resume to 604-943-2617

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Century Village and Tsawwassen Manor Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs. & water fountains. 1 & 2 bedroom suites, include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators, and wheel chair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, recreation centre & school. To make an appt to view please call 604-948-9111

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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 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required WWW.CENTURY GROUP.CA/

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Office/Retail Rent

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

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Suites/Partial Houses

BOUNDARY BAY, 1BR large steps to beach, shared wd, $850 +1/3 utils, ns, np, 604-943-4134 1 BR ste Tsaw, rec reno, near bus/ town, np, ns, $750 incl utils & cable,Jan 1st. 604-948-0311 2 BR bsmt, newly reno’d, E. Ladner, big yard, $900 incl utils, ns, np, avail Jan 1. 778-996-7175 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

3 BR Upper level, clean & new paint, share wd, W. Ladner, nr bus & shops, fenced front/back yard, 2 decks. Immed. np $1350+ %util ref 604-946-8463/ 724-3664

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Changes loom in your ambitions, career, relations with VIPs, and your reputation. Chase success in these now, as December’s delays are past. Sunday’s wise: ponder your life direction. Pursue ambitions Monday/ Tuesday: good luck accompanies you, but so do a couple of pitfalls. A peer might fight against your rise, or your social inclinations (present or past) could mark you as unreliable, a lightweight or untrustworthy. On the plus side (and the plus is far stronger) your eagerness, as well as your contacts with administrations or government agencies, boost your prospects. Taurus April 20-May 20: Remain “above” prurient interests Sunday. Don’t invest. The weeks ahead emphasize gentle love, wisdom, compassion, far travel, intellectual pursuits, higher education, cultural or legal involvements and “big media.” December’s delays are over in these and other areas, so charge forward, especially Monday/Tuesday, when a new project might start in school, travel, a media campaign, etc. There’s a strong hint that this new venture involves a change and a “larger love!” (You might fall in love!) Work or career duties interfere with those love/travel things, so keep them apart. Gemini May 21-June 20: This week contains yes’s and no’s. The biggest “no” occurs Tuesday and Friday in investment, large money, power, clout and sexual areas. (Especially if these also involve legal, international, intellectual and cultural arenas.) The yes’s? In work, health, career Monday to Wednesday and Saturday: commitment equals eventual winning! If you have to choose between love, creativity and risk on one side and big money, clout, power, sexual magnetism on the other, choose love, creativity, risk: they control the environment right now. Your finances need change, but not expansion. You’re loved.

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Cancer June 21-July 22: December’s delays are past, so you can confidently move forward, start projects, etc. The general accent lies now on relationships, opportunities and challenges, diplomacy and co-operation. This week contains beautiful “open doors” (especially to love and legal, international and intellectual relationships) and one major closed door (generally, to a “mature” relationship or to a practical, business-oriented agreement). If you recognize which is which, what’s open, what’s closed, you’ll save time, effort. Hint: “H,” “S” and “Y” have closed vibes. Breakthroughs Monday to Wednesday! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Work, work and health issues, Leo. Ah, well, just plod through. The confusions and delays of December are gone. Sunday’s mildly romantic. A new work project might start Monday/ Tuesday – some great luck fills the security-homeinvestment-commitment area these days. It’s a great time to invest – but not in machinery, work tools, new employees, etc. Applies all week to Friday morning. Changing your work-home set-up might benefit you. (E.g., moving your office to your home.) Relationships are pleasant Wednesday noon to Friday. Secrets, sexy lures and good research doorways Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Spend Sunday quietly at home. Romance is very complicated (and will stay so through mid-late 2012). Your romantic side suffers from conflicting motives, urges. Romance is trying to conquer itself, or reshape itself into something new. (For romance, you can read: sense of love, pleasure, self-indulgence, ego, creativity, risk, joy.) Where love is mature, seeks partnership, it succeeds (especially Monday/Tuesday and Friday night/Saturday). Where it “refuses to grow up,” it loses. (I think; everything’s complicated.) Work succeeds Wednesday noon to Friday. Don’t gamble nor invest this week.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: This entire decade (and half of next) life nudges you to change your abode. This will often peak in winter, as it did last week and does now. But there is also a problem around your home 2010-2012. You might be subject to a force larger than yourself. E.g., you might have to move due to expropriation, a legal ruling, the job market, etc. A change in abode can also merely mean a renovation, or a child moves away to school, etc. – natural, good things! Monday/Tuesday are excellent days to act on these nudges toward change, but not to attempt to overrule them. That won’t work. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The delays and confusions of December are ended, so march ahead. Avoid major investments before Jan. 22. The grace and charm of your communications helps you capture love, especially Monday/Tuesday and Friday night/Saturday. But avoid gossip, revealing too much, or speech that is too sober or ambitious – these chase love away. The same advice, pro and con, applies to travel, general communications, and casual friendships. Watch what you tell “head office.” Chase money Sunday. Home, family co-operate and please you Wednesday eve to Friday. Discuss summer travel. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Chase money, buy and sell, seek a pay raise, more clients, etc. You can safely pursue new projects, as December’s delays are over. But don’t confuse chasing money with chasing your dreams. They are yet are not one and the same. They might directly conflict – e.g., I dream of living on a south sea island, but I can’t earn my living there; or both dreams and your money situation might change and evolve in a kind of tag-team wrestling match. To get your dream you change your job, and that in turn changes your dreams. Such choices arise Monday/ Tuesday (lucky!) and late week.

Jan. 2 - Jan. 9 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness ride a wave of success! Rest, catch your breath Sunday: contemplate future steps. Your energy soars Monday to Wednesday. Communications prove very lucky, especially on the social side. But in all this there might be the accurate realization that your social methods/goals have to change and, further complicating it, that your social desires are tied to your prestige and accomplishments. E.g., you can only join that new circle if your career rises a rung or two. You’ll succeed, you’ll climb that ladder. Chase money Thursday/Friday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Optimism makes Sunday happy, but your energy and charisma temporarily ebb to a low point until Jan. 20. So stay in the background, rest, be charitable, deal with government and/or institutions, fulfil neglected obligations, seek spiritual enlightenment. These areas are emphasized Monday to Wednesday noon – a new project might begin, or you might perceive how these areas are in need of deep change (a long, deep change – now to 2024). Your legal situation or “world view” might be preventing such change. Think! Career and money face super luck Monday/Tuesday – start something! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: December’s delays are finished, so charge after your goals and wishes. Be ambitious Sunday; deal with higher-ups. Your luck soars Monday to Wednesday dawn, especially in legal, publishing, far travel, international, educational, media and cultural ventures, and particularly where these involve social/romantic wishes or career ambitions. Whatever happens, don’t be skeptical: love, embrace, start things! Realize your social goals are changing: promote this. Rest, retreat late Wednesday to Friday. Your charisma and energy soar in time for a New Year’s celebration. You’ll be feted! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


January 1, 2011 The Delta Optimist A27

Call ThE Experts VACUUMS

HANDYMAN SERVICES

VACUUM WORKS

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604-946-4466

• • • • • • •

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

TREE SERVICE

Dale McLean, Certified Arborist

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

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

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HOME SERVICES 8020

Blinds & Draperies

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8055

Cleaning

★CLEAN FREAKS★ Trusted and reliable home cleaning services! Excellent attention to detail! Ladner owned & operated. Call us today at 604-908-5078

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8075

Drywall

8130

Handyperson

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

NEED A HAND?

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604-649-0502 (cell)

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8160

Lawn & Garden

8080

Electrical

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8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

8125

Gutters

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

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Home Services

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8220

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10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

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8185

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8195

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8195

Moving & Storage

8185

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PLUMBERS

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8225

Power Washing

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Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

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2 locations: LADNER

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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ALL IN ONE CALL

•Renovations and handyman •Established, reliable & local •Kitchens, baths, fences, decks, painting, tiling, etc. Call Peter McLaughlin cell 604-619-4859

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P.R. Remodelling Kitchens, Bathrooms, Drywall, Tiling, etc. Certified Plumber

8250

Roofing

8295

Snow Removal

SNOW ❆ ❄ REMOVAL ❆

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8309

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8255

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Tree Services

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

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Window Cleaning

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

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604-649-9600 8250

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-

Power Washing

Call Paul 778-434-2437

Moving & Storage

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A28 The Delta Optimist January 1, 2011

PRICES EFFECTIVE:

Sunday, Jan. 2nd Saturday, Jan. 8th, 2011

CELLO HEAD LETTUCE California Grown

LEAN GROUND BEEF

Original 340 g Pkg.

1

99 /lb

2

HEALTHY, HEARTY, HOME COOKING!

ITALISSIMA DICED TOMATOES

Unpeeled, 796 ml Tin

ITALISSIMA PASTA SAUCES

Selected Varieties 680 ml Jar

PERFECT FOR PASTA! BULK GINGER Imported

1

48

/lb

Large 9 oz. Bag

1

98

3

00

California Grown

.98

/ea

JUMBO RED ONIONS

RISCOSSA Mix PASTAS & Selected Varieties 500 g Pkg. Match

10for10 ITALISSIMA OLIVE OIL

6

3 PACK GARLIC Imported

Washington Grown

88

2.16/kg

/lb

1 L Bottle

00

/ea

WHITE POTATOES

00

/ea

PERFECT FOR PASTA! 3.26/kg

FRESH EXPRESS CELLO SPINACH

/ea

2for 6

Of Modena, 500 ml Bottle

/lb

Use it as you would ground meat in any recipe.

98

2for400

ITALISSIMA BALSAMIC VINEGAR

1

/ea

Assorted Varieties 5 oz. Clamshell

3for 10

4.37/kg

00

BABY SALADS

Selected Varieties 1 L Carton

98

/ea

. . . A HEALTHY YEAR!

IMAGINE BROTHS

B.C. Grown

3

4.39/kg

A GOOD START TO. . .

JUMBO WHITE MUSHROOMS

.98

YVES MEATLESS GROUND

.88

/ea

RED POTATOES

5 lb Bag

B.C. Grown

3

98 /ea

GET YOUR VITAMIN “C” NAVEL ORANGES California Grown

4 lb Bag

3 68 1 48 1 .33

98

/ea

LARGE CARA CARA OR BLOOD ORANGES California New Crop3.70 Grown /kg

/lb

MINNEOLA New Crop TANGERINES California Grown

1.94/kg

/lb

We reserve the right to limit quantities.

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

Wk 2

TEXAS RIO STAR RED GRAPEFRUIT

3.26/kg

/lb

/ea

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