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Falcon makes it a quartet Following yesterday’s pitch, Delta South Liberals have seen all four leadership hopefuls BY
Shaw is not pursuing plans at this time to erect a cell tower at a Tsawwassen church.
Shaw puts cell tower on hold BY
Shaw Communications has put plans to install a cellular phone tower at a Tsawwassen church property on hold — for now. Talks had taken place between the communications giant and Benediction Lutheran Church at 56th Street and 6th Avenue regarding the possibility of installing a tower. Several concerned residents voiced their opposition over the prospect to the Optimist, while Delta council has also been made aware of the situation and expressed its own concerns. However, Shaw Communications, which has been planning to launch a cellphone network after spending $189 million on 18 wireless licences, covering mostly Western Canada, is taking a step back from the Tsawwassen church site for the time being. Cam Kernahan, Shaw’s group vice-president of wireless and business, said the plan to have See TOWER page 3
Leadership candidate Kevin Falcon made a campaign stop in Delta South Friday, telling fellow Liberals he’s the one best suited to lead the next provincial government. Speaking to riding association members at the Delta Town & Country Inn in Ladner, the former transportation minister, who was introduced as the next premier by school board chair Dale Saip, said he has the skills to not only lead a coalition but also make the tough decisions. “The one thing we have to think about is our coalition because our party is and always has been a coalition of people who might belong to the federal Liberal party, they might be federal Conservatives, they could be former Reformers, but they all come together under our big tent,” Falcon told the audience of around 30 people. “There’s one thing they can all agree on, and that’s we do not want to allow, ever, the NDP to get anywhere near the levers of power in British Columbia again.” Falcon called the constituents a “hiring committee” that must select a leader who is capable of turning good ideas into action. First elected in 2001, the Surrey-Cloverdale MLA went over some of his accomplishments in various portfolios. He noted health care is a particularly challenging area for B.C. due to rising costs and an aging population, however, he said there are opportunities that should be pursued. He then answered some questions from audience members, including a query from Coun. Bruce McDonald, who sits on the South Fraser Community Rail Task Force.
Kevin Falcon addressed Delta South Liberals at the Delta Town & Country Inn yesterday morning. McDonald, who was wearing a Falcon button, asked for support for light rail, noting it’s the only way communities in the Fraser Valley could get rapid transit. Noting that using the old inter-
urban lines for light rail means stops will have to be made at every red light, compared to an above-grade rapid transit system, Falcon said “good evidence and a strong businesses case” are
needed. McDonald said a business plan would be prepared. Delta Chamber of Commerce board chair John Appleby queried See FALCON page 3
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Opportunities abound for band TFN Economic Development Corporation CEO tells chamber members of retail, residential and industrial plans BY
There could be an announcement coming soon about a 100-acre commercial development, says Tsawwassen First Nation Economic Development Corporation CEO Chris Hartman. “We have been talking with a number of developers but one in particular has an awful lot of experience developing shopping centres and big box stores on other First Nations lands,” Hartman told a Delta Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday in Ladner. Those talks are progressing very well, he said. “It allows for the opportunity to have a facility that is really not anywhere close. Therefore we believe it’s going to become a destination,” he told the audience at the Delta Town & Country Inn. “There’s still some work to do. The nice thing is we’re moving forward. I’m confident enough to say we’re going to have an announcement,” Hartman told the Optimist after the meeting. TFN members approved the lease of up to 100 acres along Highway 17 for a potential retail development of up to one million square feet, the Optimist reported last week.
Hartman said residential lands “are the real wonderful opportunity here” and that he couldn’t say enough about the attractiveness of the community. “There’s an awful lot of things TFN is working with right now in terms of moving this from land and a piece of paper to the best little seaside community in all of Canada,” he said. Hartman was asked dur-
TOWER from page 1 the tower there was preliminary, as the company is still analyzing locations and other technical details in building a wireless network. “We’re not proceeding at this time and we let the church know. We haven’t talked with any of the (Delta) planning people because typically what we do is we go through a process of looking at the technical viability and possible
options,” he explained. “We talk to potential landlords and once we get somebody that’s interested, we talk to the municipality and let them know what we’re planning on doing. We actually follow their practices and/or the Industry Canada practices around notification of residents.” Kernahan said there are often “subtle changes in
FALCON from page 1 whether Falcon would support interchanges rather than intersections at key points on the South Fraser Perimeter Road, noting the original commitment was for interchanges. Falcon responded that he would need to look into details of the project. When asked about the commitment to the
Chris Hartman, CEO of the Tsawwassen First Nation Economic Development Corporation, was the guest speaker at Wednesday’s Delta Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Delta Town & Country Inn.
province’s new agricultural plan by former Delta South Liberal MLA Val Roddick, Falcon acknowledged more money is needed in the Ministry of Agriculture’s budget. He also noted the Agricultural Land Commission needs better funding to have adequate resources. Delta Farmers’ Institute
ing the question and answer portion of the meeting about the projected population growth with the current plans. He said with the plan in front of the TFN legislature, with somewhere in the range of 1,600 to 1,800 homes on what would amount to about 300 to 350 acres, population growth would be in the range of 3,000 to 4,000 people.
Hartman noted the TFN has received stimulus funding from Canada’s infrastructure program. “We’ve been busily putting that to work by servicing the first 100 acres of the industrial park. That work will be done by spring of this year.” A groundbreaking for the industrial park, called the Tsawwassen Gateway Logistics Centre, was held
last June. Hartman described the TFN’s April 2009 treaty as a toolbox and an opportunity to turn obstacles into opportunities. “I think it’s fair to say when you look at some of the things that have progressed since then, both in the government side and economic development corporation side, all starting from effectively nothing,
we’ve progressed a long way but it only sets a pattern for where we want to go.” The treaty gave the TFN the chance to control the development of their land, he said. “We can do a handshake deal with anyone in this room and we don’t have to go back to Ottawa to get them to bless it,” Hartman said.
strategy and deployment” as a new wireless system is rolled out. Shaw plans to have wireless coverage in a “major service area” by 2012, although Kernahan wouldn’t specify if that meant Metro Vancouver. He also noted the church property could come up again in the evolving wireless plan but there isn’t a specific timeframe when that could happen. Noting cell towers are regulated by the CRTC,
Delta community planning director Tom Leathem said in a recent interview there’s little a municipality can do to stop the installation of a tower as long as it meets code requirements of a building permit application. It’s a message he reiterated this week at Delta council when the subject was raised by Coun. Ian Paton, who noted he’s been getting calls from concerned residents wanting council to block the application. Leathem said municipal
powers are “very limited” and civic zoning is “expressly prohibited” from regulating cell towers. Most municipalities, though, want to have more control, he said. Delta wants a resolution passed at this June’s Federation of Canadian Municipalities convention calling on senior government to allow local governments to control the location, height and appearance of wireless communication structures that impact or
may impact residential communities. As far as Shaw’s move into the wireless market, the company is well behind the likes of Telus, Bell and Rogers, which are all established and have infrastructure operating. Kernahan said there’s an advantage coming into the market later. When asked how many cell towers they’d need to install, he answered it depends on many technical factors and demand.
director Rob Butler asked about the ongoing issue farm families still face at Brunswick Point, where the Tsawwassen First Nation has first right of refusal to acquire those lands. Falcon said he’d need to look into that matter too. Falcon also offered assurances when asked by Noel Roddick that irrigation improvements for local farmers would be in place as part of the mitigation
measures for the South Fraser Perimeter Road. Falcon, who noted his team has managed to sign up 20,000 new party members, picked up endorsements from cabinet ministers Ida Chong, Margaret MacDiarmid and Colin Hansen this week. That brings his support to 11 cabinet ministers and 19 caucus members. Rival leadership candidate George Abbott, who
also has the support of 19 MLAs, has been endorsed by Moira Stilwell and Ed Mayne, who have both dropped out of the leadership race. Falcon said he was pleased to learn that Abbott endorsed him as a good second choice on the leadership ballot. Also remaining in the leadership contest are Mike de Jong and Christy Clark. Falcon’s visit means all four
have now made a stop in Delta South. The vote will be held Feb. 26. Roddick said the Liberal membership in Delta South has increased in the past couple of months from just over 300 to more than 1,300. She said she wouldn’t be surprised if that number reaches or surpasses the alltime high of around 1,500 back in 1999.
A04 The Delta Optimist February 19, 2011
An emotional take on heart disease Retired psychologist says physical factors are vitally important, but don’t overlook the mental issues BY
A former South Delta doctor is hoping to help people change their minds when it comes to heart health. February is National Heart Health Awareness Month and Dr. Larry McConnell, a founding member of Delta Family Services, is reminding people of the importance emotions play is the battle against heart disease. He said the emphasis on the physical factors of treating and preventing heart disease should not come at the expense of emotional issues. “Of course, high blood pressure, excess weight and extreme cholesterol levels must be brought under control, but so must your emotional world,” he said. “Ignoring the physical indicators of heart problems increases your risk, but that risk increases even more when combined with debilitating personality traits such as anger, high anxiety and negative stress.”
The Anger Barometer Rarely
McConnell, a retired psychologist, has firsthand experience with heart problems. He had his first heart attack, a major coronary, at 38. His second came three years later at age 41 and put him in cardiac arrest. He said he had to learn to deal with his own anger issues as he recovered. SUBMITTED PHOTO McConnell, Dr. Larry McConnell says risk of heart who now lives disease increases with anger, high anxiety in Calgary, has and negative stress. parlayed his own lized by anger, anxiety and experiences and thoughts of dying,” he said. professional work into McConnell said that a new book — Cardiac while people can rely on Champs: A Survivor’s doctors to help monitor and Guide. treat physical symptoms, The book focuses on many are left on their own heart attack survivors and when it comes to the psypeople dealing with heart chological aspects of health. disease. “Most people with heart “Too many people with disease know they have heart disease are so overemotional issues, usually whelmed by their hospital around anger, depression, experiences, medication anxiety or all three. They regimes and doctor visits just don’t know what to do that they are left immobi-
1 I argue with people at home 2 I feel people overreact to me 3 It bugs me when people disagree with me 4 I find myself out of control 5 I get angry watching television 6 I argue with waiters, attendants, sales clerks, etc. 7 I feel good using put-downs 8 I have negative feelings toward many people 9 I get mad at referees while watching sporting events 10 I feel people are out to get me 11 Situations arise where it takes all my energy to control my anger 12 I criticize people 13 People tell me to stop yelling 14 It upsets me when my opinion is not accepted by others 15 People tell me to calm down TOTAL
For each question that you answer 'rarely,' mark 1; mark 2 for 'often,' and mark 3 for 'very often'. Add up the totals for each column. The three totals added together is your score. The lowest possible score is 15, the highest 45. If your overall score is under 20, you are probably a fairly low key person when it comes to anger. If you scored from 20 to 35, you are encouraged to take a serious look at how you are dealing with the normal trials and tribulations of life. If your score is over 35, it is a good indication that your anger button is overactive and probably not doing you much good. I always invite those cardiac survivors scoring over 30 to join the Cardiac Champs' march against anger. It is a rough journey, but a worthwhile one.
about it or where to start. I always tell them to start by looking at their anger levels because anger and healthy hearts definitely do not mix.” McConnell has designed a questionnaire — the Anger Barometer — to help people assess their anger issues. Once an anger problem has been identified, he said, he recommends finding a
“helper” — usually a good friend who will give you feedback you might not want to hear — and sitting down to figure out any specific triggers. “I think anger is the most debilitating emotion,” he said. “The bad thing about anger is that it’s no good for you but the good thing is you can do something about it.” The final stage is
working to change angry responses by learning how to eliminate angry thoughts. “If you don’t have angry thoughts, you won’t feel angry,” he said. While the program can seem daunting, McConnell said the peace and contentment that follow make the effort worthwhile. Cardiac Champs is available online at www.amazon. com.
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Politicians reject Deltassist request to double funding SANDOR GYARMATI
The municipality has declined a request from Deltassist for increased funding. The non-profit social services agency, which has been providing services to Delta residents since 1972, had asked that its current $29,000 level be doubled to $58,000, and doubled again in 2012 to $116,000. Delta council last week turned down the request but forwarded it to next year’s budget discussions. Saying the request perhaps could have been submitted even earlier for consideration, Deltassist executive director Doug Sabourin was disappointed with the decision. “It (request) really reflects the services Delta gets. The fact is, Deltassist has really built up its services over the years and the people in Delta really get good value,” he said. Deltassist provides a wide array of services, including counseling, information and referral, emer-
gency food and transportation, the Toy Depot and Christmas hamper projects, and income tax assistance. Other services include volunteers providing shopping, phone support, driving and visiting services for seniors. Noting the funding it receives from Delta works out to about 30 cents per resident, Sabourin said it’s uncertain whether the $80,000 it gets in a provincial gaming grant will continue. “From our perspective, we certainly believe we’re at least raising the politicians’ awareness of how we provide services in this community. All of the services we provide are absolutely no cost to people,” he said. In a letter to council, Sabourin noted an example of what Deltassist does could be seen following the apartment fires in Ladner and North Delta in the past year. Volunteer support was organized that resulted in the distribution of food, clothing and furniture to the homeless residents. In addition, Deltassist coor-
dinated the collection and Delta evaluates an adequate distribution of cash donafee-for-service structure for tions to assist the residents local social service groups. to relocate, an “You undertaking have to ask “From our that took hunthe quesperspective, we dreds of staff tion: What and volunteer certainly believe would hours. if we’re at least raising happen “Deltassist Deltasssist was still there, the politicians’ folded its providing tent and awareness of how urgent servicaway we provide services went es after other, tomorrow? in this community. All How many fully funded agencies had people of the services we long left the be provide are absolutely would scene. Six ill-served no cost to people.” months later, in this comDoug Sabourin munity?” Deltassist staff are still assistshe asked. ing fire victims,” he wrote. “Just go to their webpage Sabourin noted the and look at their programs. $29,000 in Delta fundTheir data base includes ing has not changed “for accessing all sorts of proas long as anyone here at grams extra to Deltassist, Deltassist can remember.” all of that resource is done Coun. Anne Peterson, in-house with such a strong the council liaison for volunteer base.” Deltassist, said Delta no Sabourin’s letter also longer provides grants but a noted, “We believe, like funding mechanism called you, that people are more fee-for-service. important than buildShe said while ings, more important than Deltassist’s request has been roads and sewers and more rejected for this year, she’s important than sidewalks pushing for a review of how and pipes.”
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Officers were dispatched to the ferry terminal where the suspects were stopped in their vehicle as they left the ship. Several stolen credit cards were seized along with heroin and methamphetamine.
The three men were arrested and later released. The incident is still under investigation and charges are pending.
Officers arrest three after call from ferries staff Delta police arrested three men as they disembarked from a ferry in Tsawwassen, seizing stolen credit cards and drugs in the process. A/Sgt. Paul Eisenzimmer said police received a call from B.C. Ferries staff just
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• February 10, 10 to 11 a.m., 4500-block of 51st Street: Unknown suspect stole iPod from locked school locker. Value: $200. • February 12, 10:15 p.m., 4800-block of 47A Avenue: Unknown suspects threw rocks at car, breaking rear window, passenger window and rear view mirror. Damage: $1,000. Tsawwassen • February 7, 1:30 p.m., 1700-block of Golf Club Drive: Unknown suspect entered locked car and stole curling equipment and papers from the glove box. Value of stolen items: $400.
• February 8, 3 p.m., 1300-block of Tsawwassen Drive: Check of male acting suspicious who appeared to be trying to avoid police. Further investigation resulted in locating several items that appeared to have been stolen from Ladner and Tsawwassen businesses. • February 9, 4:50 p.m., 1300-block of 56th Street: Known suspect observed on video surveillance attempting to steal several bottles of liquor. • February 9, 10:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., 1200-block of Beach Grove Road: Owner returned home to find rear patio doors ajar and TV and laptop computer missing. Value of stolen items: $2,000. • February 12, 10 p.m., Dennison Park: Complainant reported seeing vehicle driving on the playing fields, causing damage. Suspect vehicle described as a white Chevrolet pickup truck.
Hoskins Street: Unknown suspects cut a hole in a chain link fence, entered compound and stole two surveillance cameras worth $2,000. Video from next door forwarded for examination.
The following are some of the calls of interest the Delta police responded to in the South Delta area between Sunday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 13: Ladner • February 6, 4:50 a.m., 5900-block of River Road: A police check of a vehicle led to the arrest of a passenger in possession of stolen identification and several fraudulent and stolen credit cards. • February 7, 3 p.m., 7200-block of Wilson Avenue: Unknown suspects attempted to steal parked van by prying rear doors open to get inside vehicle and then tried to bypass the ignition. Damage: $500. • February 8 to 9, overnight, 4200-block of River Road West: Suspects entered construction site and removed tools, electrical cords and gas cans. Value of theft: $1,500. • February 9 to10, overnight, 7900-block of
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MURPHY’S LAW You could see this one coming. Civic officials made some noise late last month when they mused about the prospect of splitting from TransLink to get better bang for our transportation buck. The discussion was prompted by TransLink’s efforts to extract more from homeowners’ wallets to pay for, among other things, an extension of the SkyTrain system into Coquitlam. Now, if you’re a resident of the Tri Cities, or even to the east of there in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge, you probably think paying a bit more (TransLink proposed a couple of funding options that would add either $36 or $62 to the property tax bill of the average home) to fund the $1.4-billion Evergreen Line isn’t a bad deal. Getting rapid transit in your back yard is a coup that makes commuting to the city a far more pleasant proposition, so it’s only natural those who stand to directly benefit from SkyTrain don’t mind shelling out a little more. But for those municipalities, like Delta, which are being asked to cough up without the requisite return in service, it’s a much harder sell, hence council’s discussion about breaking free along with other south of Fraser jurisdictions. Whether anything comes out of such talk remains to be seen, but the fact we’ve reached this point shouldn’t come as any great surprise. When you’re at the end of the road, and your population is insignificant in comparison to the region as a whole, it doesn’t take a crystal ball to figure out you just might get the short end of the stick when it comes to transit services. In fact, this very real concern was raised at a Delta council meeting that took place 13 years ago last week. The meeting was held to decide whether Delta should join the Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority, which TransLink was known as at the time, and all of eight members of the public showed up to speak on this weighty matter. In minutes I was sent this week by a keen civic observer, at least three people expressed reservations about the proposed arrangement, concerned over costs, services and the like. There was a worry this new transportation entity would use the entire region as a funding source, but focus its efforts on the high population areas north of the Fraser River. That apprehension wasn’t necessarily shared by civic politicians of the day, so Delta, like every other Greater Vancouver municipality, jumped on board for the ride. Whether we get off is still up in the air.
Price tag to make Southlands viable needs to be disclosed MIKE SCHNEIDER
COMMUNITY COMMENT A new era in the Southlands discussion begins. A Hail Mary pass to the ALC seems the best our government can do. Is the ALC now a dumping ground for land issues that are apparently too complex for our mayor and council to deal with? Is this the way local government is supposed to work? For those of you that think things are “clear” now, you may want to dig a little deeper to understand the process. Let’s say that after a public hearing in the first week of March that Delta council decides to make an application to the Agricultural Land Commission to place the Southlands back in the ALR. This public hearing is a requirement for filing the inclusion application with the ALC. Let’s fast forward, and for argument’s sake, say the ALC does
accept the application and the land somehow magically goes back in to the ALR. This is not the most likely of scenarios but let’s play along for the moment. All right, now you have the council recommendation fulfilled. What happens next? Delta staff members have suggested the land be properly enabled to ensure agriculture is a viable use of the land. When Delta staff say they will need to upgrade the irrigation on the land to make it agriculturally viable, are they being sincere? Or, is this just window dressing for an ALC application? We are not talking about digging a ditch or two here. We are talking about major deficiencies in irrigation and drainage that were arguments made by Delta in support of taking the Southlands out of the ALR and that, in fact, convinced the province to do so. It is likely the ALC will make it a condition of inclusion that Delta fix these problems. No estimate exists, but bringing Fraser River water to the Southlands, now enjoyed by every other farm area in Delta, will likely involve a connection through Beach Grove to those river-fed ditches north of Beach Grove.
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Does staff or council know what the financial considerations are in ensuring this land becomes suitable for viable agricultural operations? This figure, or at least an approximate one, should be articulated at the public hearing so we are all up to speed, don’t you think? I wonder if Deltans may be concerned about the tax implications of making this land “farmable?” Who is going to be on the hook for what? In the several plans presented to Delta previously by the landowner, those crucial multi-million dollar costs would have been absorbed as an overall part of the project at no cost to Delta taxpayers. Additionally, the Right to Farm Act would be a good topic for the hearing so we all have a better understanding of the greenhouses, animal feedlots or chicken coops that would then be allowed on an ALR Southlands. Nighttime lights, noise from cannons, crazy traffic implications all need to be considered. OK citizens of Delta, you have 10 days to get up to snuff. Here is another hypothetical question relating to this matter: What if the ALC votes against inclusion?
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farmers are getting older and young people have a hard time entering farming.” Her solution was for “B.C. universities and colleges to come together, with support from local, provincial and federal governments, to acquire and run the Southlands as an apprenticeship cooperative, a space where people who want to farm are given a plot of land, assigned a farm mentor (someone they could call for advice in the farm community of Delta), have access to support from institutional partners and
spend two to three years running their own show, working in cooperation with peers to gain experience in cropping, livestock, farm machinery operation and repair, etc.” She continues that an “organic-only mandate would assure area residents of a continuous supply of fresh, nutritious food.” To me, this is a win-win solution to this problem of the Southlands that has faced us since we moved to this community over 20 years ago. I. A. Jackson
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Editor: Kudos to our chief administrative officer, George Harvie, for proposing that the Southlands be put back in the ALR and to the mayor and council for supporting same. I don’t think we need any more money spent on agrologists’ studies of the Southlands. There have been plenty of them in the past that found with proper management all of the land could be farmed. Renowned agrologist Wendy Holm points out the problems were “that
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MLA’S REPORT Last Tuesday’s “status quo” budget continues some disturbing trends. Some are related to government policy, others remind us the economy is still shaky. Still others tell us we can’t necessarily trust the numbers. The contingency now totals $600 million. That is a lot of unbudgeted free play within the system. It also leaves the incoming Liberal leader with enviable flexibility. In addition to the contingency, there is a cushion of $350 million (the “forecast allowance”). The accounts total roughly $2.5 billion over the next three years: unallocated dollars for unpredictable times. The tax burden continues to shift from businesses and corporations to individuals. Corporate income taxes are cut again and next year the small business tax rate falls to zero. These moves are intended to boost our economic competitiveness and I want to support them. Yet user fees such as MSP premiums, electricity rates and post-secondary tuition have increased substantially. The harmonized sales tax also shifts $1.9 billion from the business sector onto individuals. The carbon tax is another example of this shifting tax burden. Government swore it was “revenue neutral.” In other words, it would impose a tax on carbon emissions but reduce taxes elsewhere. In year one, individuals received twothirds of the tax cuts and businesses one-third. Yet by budget 2014, this ratio will have reversed. And to top it all off, the rebates (“tax measures”) cost more than the carbon tax takes in: the net loss to
the treasury is $242 million — more than the ministries of environment and forests combined! Good policy or fiscal folly? There may be sound economic theory behind this shifting tax burden, but the government should stop pretending it is the saviour of the over-taxed. We suffer from enough doublespeak. And with resource revenues budgeted to drop again, how much more can we take? We need some honest talk not only about the state of the province, but also about our role in securing its future. The budget sadly continues cuts to the Agricultural Land Commission: the ALC budget decreased 5.5 per cent. This is in spite of the auditor general’s report that previous cuts had left the ALC without the basic resources to fulfill its mandate. The government’s continuing lack of support for the ALR is deeply troubling. Crown prosecutor and court services budgets were cut so dramatically there is no hope our legal system can function efficiently. The government says it is waiting for a report on the system before it acts. I am afraid that will be too late and cost too much. Already, court services are struggling to get the job done at all. Along with the cuts to Legal Aid, I am profoundly worried that access to justice has become a right of the past and a privilege of the well off. The bright spot? Arts and culture grants are back. The worst worry? Our growing, crippling debt. The budget (which has not yet passed) will likely be amended when the house returns. We can only hope a new premier will have different priorities. Meanwhile, a “supply bill” that allows government to operate for a short period of time was passed. It will have to do for now.
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Public Hearing - March 1, 2011
q Item No. 1 Public Hearing pursuant to Section 890 of the Local Government Act to consider “The Corporation of Delta Ofﬁcial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985 Amendment (Tsawwassen Area Plan – P09-06) Bylaw No. 6924, 2011”. First and Second Reading was given to this bylaw on February 7, 2011. (File No. P09-06) Location: The lands affected are all lands within the Tsawwassen Area Plan boundary as outlined in bold on MAP NO. 1
MAP NO. 1 Applicant: The Corporation of Delta Proposal: Ofﬁcial Community Plan Amendment – Tsawwassen Area Plan The Corporation of Delta is proposing to amend Schedule A, Schedule D.1 and Schedule E of “The Corporation of Delta Ofﬁcial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” in order to incorporate proposed amendments to land use designations and policies for Tsawwassen based on the Tsawwassen Area Plan review. A summary of the main policy directions of the proposed Tsawwassen Area Plan amendments and a copy of the bylaw are provided in the February 3, 2011 staff report entitled “Tsawwassen Area Plan Bylaw Amendments”. Highlights include: 0 69+2812( 7.4+8!&+ #$ 12.&!812( 69+2812( /4+ descriptions of the land use designations of Mixed-Use (MU), Mixed-Use (Tsawwassen)1 (MU(T)1) and MixedUse (Tsawwassen)2 (MU(T)2) in order to increase the maximum residential density for all lands having a MU(T)1 designation to 240 units per hectare; amending the description of the land use designation of Medium Density Residential (MDR) in order to increase the maximum residential density to 180 units per hectare for speciﬁed properties in Tsawwassen north of the Town Centre; and making changes to the Tsawwassen map insert on Map 2 Future Land Use Plan. 0 69+2812( 7.4+8!&+ 5)"$ 12.&!812( 69+2812( /4+ height limit in the Town Centre from four to six storeys for all lands designated MU(T)1 and amending the height limit from three to four storeys and increasing the maximum ﬂoor space ratio from 1.45 to 2.0 for speciﬁed properties north of the Town Centre which are designated MDR. Schedule D.1 is also proposed to be amended by modifying several policies, including amending Policy A.5 by removing the lot conformance
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requirements in relation to residential subdivision. Other amendments include changing the land use designation for speciﬁed properties at the north end of Tsawwassen from P - Major Parks and Recreational Areas to AGR - Agricultural, and amending related policies and maps. 0 69+2812( 7.4+8!&+ 3 /- 8+&+/+ /4+ ,' 8+(*++ %!1&812( step-back requirement from the Development Permit Area Guidelines and Requirements for Tsawwassen Town Centre SD1-A. Copies of the staff report and bylaw may be inspected from Monday, February 21, 2011 until Tuesday, March 1, 2011 during the hours and at the location speciﬁed below. Municipal Hall: Community Planning and Development Department Location: 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC Hours: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday Website: Information regarding the Tsawwassen Area Plan review, including the February 3, 2011 report from the Chief Administrative Ofﬁcer, and the bylaw, can be accessed at: www.corp.delta.bc.ca/tap Staff Contact: Marcy Sangret (604) 946-3219 q Item No. 2 Public Hearing pursuant to Section 17(2) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act and Section 13 of the Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation to consider a proposed application to the Agricultural Land Commission to include lands in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Council passed a resolution authorizing preparation of the application on February 7, 2011. (File No. P11-05) Lands Affected: Properties identiﬁed as 1 through 9 on MAP NO. 2 and described as: 1. North Half of the North West Quarter Section 2 Township 5 Except: Firstly: Part Subdivided by Plan 51815; Secondly: Part on Statutory Right of Way Plan BCP16605; New Westminster District 2. South Half of the North West Quarter Section 2 Township 5 Except: Firstly: Part Subdivided by Plan 35478; Secondly: Part on Statutory Right of Way Plan BCP16605; New Westminster District 3. North East Quarter Section 2 Township 5 Except: Firstly: Part Dedicated Road on Plan 77324 and Secondly: Part Dedicated Road on Plan 77326 Thirdly: Parcel 1 (Reference Plan LMP23515), New Westminster District (Civic Address: 581 Boundary Bay Road) 4. Parcel A (T80286E) North West Quarter Section 1 Township 5 Except: Parcel 1 (Reference Plan LMP23514), New Westminster District (Civic Address: 500 Boundary Bay Road) 5. North 5.123 Chains of the West Half of the South West Quarter Section 2 Township 5 Except: West Half Chain, New Westminster District 6. Lot 101 Section 2 Township 5 New Westminster District Plan LMP295 (Civic Address: 300 Copseﬁeld Dr) 7. East Half of the South West Quarter Section 2 Township 5 New Westminster District 8. The North and West Portions of the South East Quarter of Section 2 Township 5 as Shown on Absolute Fees Parcel Book 5-149-523 “A” New Westminster District Except: Part Dedicated Road on Plan 77326 (Civic Address: 301 Boundary Bay Road) 9. West 46.50 Chains District Lot 30 Group 2 Except: Firstly: Part Subdivided by Plan 2616 Secondly: Parcel “A” (Reference Plan 14733) and Road Thirdly: Part Subdivided by Plan 33612 Fourthly: Part Subdivided by Plan 34591, New Westminster District (Civic Address: 6400 3 Ave) Location: All lands within the area outlined in bold on MAP NO. 2 Applicant: The Corporation of Delta Proposal: Agricultural Land Reserve Inclusion Application The purpose of the proposed application is to request
MAP NO. 2 inclusion of the affected lands in the Agricultural Land Reserve consistent with other agriculturally zoned lands in Delta. The affected lands are currently designated Agricultural in the Ofﬁcial Community Plan, are zoned A1-Agriculture, and are located within the Metro Vancouver Green Zone. As required under the Agricultural Land Commission Act, a Public Hearing must be held by a local government prior to making an application to the Agricultural Land Commission to include lands within the Agricultural Land Reserve. A copy of the proposed application to the Agricultural Land Commission may be inspected from Monday, February 21, 2011 until Tuesday, March 1, 2011 during the hours and at the location speciﬁed below. Municipal Hall: Ofﬁce of the Chief Administrative Ofﬁcer Location: 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC Hours: 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday Website: The report from the Ofﬁce of the Chief Administrative Ofﬁcer dated February 3, 2011, and the proposed application to the Agricultural Land Commission, may be accessed at www.corp.delta.bc.ca/tap Staff Contact: Ofﬁce of the Chief Administrative Ofﬁcer (604) 946-3212 Persons having an interest in the matters contained in the bylaw for Item No. 1 and/or matters contained in the application to the Agricultural Land Commission for Item No. 2 shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing. Separate speakers lists will be available for each item at the entrance to the Public Hearing venue approximately one hour prior to the start of the Public Hearing. Speakers will be required to register for each item separately. Speakers will be asked to come forward as each item is considered, in the order of the speakers list, and will be allowed up to ﬁve minutes to address Council regarding the bylaw or proposed application under consideration. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to communicate to Council in advance of the Public Hearing, you can write to: Mayor and Council 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Fax: (604) 946-3390 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org To be considered, correspondence must be received by the Ofﬁce of the Municipal Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Written submissions received prior to or submitted during the Public Hearing will be circulated to Council and recorded as part of the ofﬁcial public record by the Clerk. Please note that Council cannot receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any item after the Public Hearing has concluded.
The Municipal Council of The Corporation of Delta will hold a Public Hearing on the items identiﬁed below as follows: Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: South Delta Recreation Centre 1720 – 56 Street Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B1
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support with pleasure the activities taking place next week to celebrate our heritage in South Delta and congratulate Wellbrook Winery as the winner of the Heritage Award of Merit and those who have this year been named Friends of Heritage.
We can all be proud that the preservation of our heritage buildings and sites, and the care that has been taken to protect our parks, playgrounds and natural green Vicki Huntington, MLA spaces insures that they are places of enjoyment for us today and will be for generations to come.
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Terry Bremner will be presented with Delta’s Heritage Award of Merit for his restoration of the Seymour Huff Residence and Barn on 88th Street.
Wellbrook Winery to receive Delta heritage award Bremner honoured for restoration Heritage Week 2011 will be celebrated in Delta from Feb. 21 to 27. Heritage Week is recognized annually by the Delta Heritage Advisory Commission through the presentation of the Heritage Award of Merit and the Friends of Heritage Awards. The commission announced the Heritage Award of Merit is being conferred to Terry Bremner for the restoration of the Seymour Huff Residence and Barn. Bremner opened Wellbrook Winery on the 55-acre property in 2004, restoring a century-old grainery and converting it into the company’s retail and tasting facility. Wellbrook specializes in fruit wines and juices. The Heritage Award of Merit plaque will be presented by Mayor Lois Jackson at the Seymour Huff Residence and Barn (Wellbrook Winery), 462688th St., on Monday at 11
a.m. Friends of Heritage Awards are being presented to the following individuals for their commitment and contribution to Delta’s heritage: • Wayne Oliver, founder of the Village Chronicler; • Kathy Bossort, former archivist of the Delta Museum and Archives Society; and • Robert Butler and Gordon Ellis for their leadership in organizing the 2010 Westham 100 celebration. The Heritage Award of Merit and the Friends of Heritage Award certificates will be presented at a ceremony during the Delta council meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. at Kennedy Seniors Recreation Centre in North Delta. “Heritage is such an integral part of Delta and it is truly great to see members of our community striving to preserve and promote our heritage,” said Jackson.
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Cammidge House volunteers will be in period costumes serving tea and baked goods by donation next Sunday to celebrate Heritage Day. learned while researching for the exhibit. Cammidge House volunteers will be in period costumes (1910 to 1920) serving tea and baked goods by donation. Vintage cars and tractors will also be on site. Heritage Day festivities will take place next
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The Cammidge House Committee will be celebrating Heritage Day next Sunday. This year’s theme is the conservation of parks, said Cammidge House Committee chair Geof Hacker. “We’re going to put on a small exhibit of the parks of South Delta,” he said. The committee is working with the Delta Museum and Archives and Metro Vancouver’s parks department to put together the exhibit, which will include photos and an historical look at some local parks. “We’ve chosen four parks from Ladner and four parks from Tsawwassen,” Hacker said. One of those is Tsawwassen’s Diefenbaker Park. “I didn’t realize Diefenbaker Park was a gravel pit at one time,” Hacker said, commenting on some of the things he’s
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In keeping with the provincially chosen theme for Heritage Week 2011: “A Century of Conservation: Parks and Protected Areas” to honour the centennial of B.C. Parks, the Heritage Advisory Commission is hosting displays from a number of community organizations focusing on Delta's heritage related to parks, recreation, and conservation. Displays will be available for public viewing at Municipal Hall from the afternoon of Monday, February 21 to Friday, February 25, 2011, during regular opening hours. The Delta Museum and Archives will also be hosting a display at the North Delta Recreation Centre focusing on climate change and its impacts on Delta. Come out and enjoy Heritage Week in Delta!
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Once again the Commission is pleased to offer this Scholarship which is awarded to a student who resides in Delta and is graduating from high school and who demonstrates an interest in local or regional heritage. This award of $750.00 is applied to post-secondary studies. For more information, please contact Delta’s Community Planning & Development Department: Tel: 604-946-3380. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.corp.delta.bc.ca The Corporation of Delta 4500 ClarenceTaylor Crescent Delta BC V4K 3E2 www.corp.delta.bc.ca
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andy Vannatter is putting together a big Oscar bash in Ladner next Sunday. “It’s a lot more fun than being at home by yourself ” to watch the movie industry’s annual awards show, he says. The event, to be held at Cedar Park Church, will include a three-course dinner catered by the Bread Garden, non-alcoholic wines, a silent auction and an Oscar ballot contest. The awards telecast will be shown on a 10-by-12-foot screen. “We’ll have a giant, jumbo screen,” Vannatter says. The contest is a big part of the event, he notes. “Basically, you’re up against everyone else in the room to guess who wins the Oscars.” Every single award given out on the telecast is part of the contest and some of more obscure awards are worth fewer points than more well known categories. “We give updates
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A scene from Randy Vannatter’s last Oscar party at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. He says the Academy Awards is a chance to “see the biggest stars in the world all in one place.”
throughout the night to see who’s winning the contest,” Vannatter says. “You can have bragging rights against your friends who think they know some-
thing about movies.” The top 10 winners in the ballot contest get a replica Oscar trophy. Vannatter, a Ladner resident who has his own tour-
ism guidebook business, is a big fan of movies. He says he got the idea for an Oscar party after attending his friend’s private event to watch the awards.
Vannatter held his own private party in 2007 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. “It’s where we cut our teeth,” he says. He’s since done a large public Oscar party at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver.
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He says he’s hoping to put on a public Oscar party annually in Delta. The silent auction is a fundraiser for scholarships to Cedar Park’s annual arts festival. The Academy Awards party is set for Sunday, Feb. 27 at Cedar Park Church, 5300-44th Ave., Ladner. The red carpet entrance is at 4 p.m. “We’re going to create a welcome with a red carpet treatment,” says Vannatter, noting there will be appetizers available. Before the show starts author and animator Ken Priebe will talk about film. Priebe is an instructor at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. He’s an independent filmmaker, writer, puppeteer, animation historian and author of the books The Art of Stop-Motion Animation and The ADVANCED Art of StopMotion Animation. Tickets are $40 each or a table of eight for $300. Buy tickets online at oscarparty2011.eventbrite. com. For more information on the event follow @oscarparty2011 on Twitter or visit www.academyawards. tel.
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Youth jazz concert next week The next installment of the Delta Arts Council’s Young People’s Concert Series will showcase young musicians in a full jazz program. The show is set for Saturday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. The Delta Community Music School’s Junior Jazz ensemble, currently directed by Brad Muirhead, will perform several tunes, highlighting its improvisational skills. This jazz combo meets weekly at the music school and many of its members have participated in the annual South Delta Jazz Festival and performed in concerts in the community. Vancouver jazz pianist Gustav Joseph returns to the series with his love of live performances and spontaneous improvisations. Joseph actively performs in venues such as Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Victoria’s Centennial Square and on CBC Radio. Several rising stars from South Delta, including
outstanding young singers Karalee Congo, Camille Garvey and Caitlin Toom, will be on the program. A South Delta Secondary Grade 12 student and longtime member of the South Delta Sounds Choir, Congo is a natural at the piano, having studied it for the last 10 years, and enjoys singing in the jazz, blues and pop genres. Winning the title “Best Senior Jazz Vocalist” in the Envision Jazz Festival and hoping to pursue jazz music studies at Capilano College following high school, Garvey currently sings in a jazz combo. Audiences will get to enjoy her warm and sultry voice. Always a crowd pleaser on the Tsawwassen stage, Toom, a composer and multi-instrumentalist (including drummer, guitarist, pianist and harmonica player), will perform several songs that will sweep the audiences off their feet with her sweet and organic voice. Presently studying jazz
and contemporary voice at Vancouver Community College’s School of Music, Toom intends to become a professional performer and music teacher. Having toured with jazz and concert choirs in Canada and the U.S., Toom has been an active member of numerous ensembles, ranging from a traditional SUBMITTED PHOTO big band orchesCaitlin Toom is among the tra to solo acousyoung performers in next tic folk, blues and week’s concert. jazz. Also on the program is tap dancer Alexandra Clancy, a member of Tap Co. who has performed all across the Lower Mainland as well as taking part in tap festivals in Chicago, L.A. and D.C. Tickets are $8 and available at the door. For more information, call 604-596-1025.
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A look into Australia’s prison past Trip to historic Fremantle must include tour of former facility ou don’t often get to tour a maximum-security prison that captures Australia’s convict history and still housed offenders less than 20 years ago. Getting up close and personal with the hangman’s noose leaves an indelible impression — fortunately now only in the mind and not on the neck. The first convicts, originally from England, arrived in 1850 as a labour force to build the infrastructure for the Swan River Colony based in nearby Perth, here in Western Australia. One of their first projects was the Convict Establishment, later called Fremantle Prison and used as a maximum-security prison until 1991. Prisoners who attempted to escape were flogged and locked in solitary confinement on a diet of bread and water. There were 12 punishment cells and six windowless “dark” cells. Stays in solitary were between one and six months.
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After 1886, solitary sentences were restricted to a maximum of 28 days. Difficult convicts were often sentenced up to 100 lashes. Flogging instruments included the cat-o’-nine-tails, a whip with nine knotted strands or cords, and the birch, a bundle of long birch twigs bound together by cord. The last flogging with the cat-o’-nine-tails occurred in 1943 when a prisoner received 25 lashes. A prisoner received 12 strokes of the birch in 1962. Corporal punishment and hard labour were finally abolished in 1993, two years after Fremantle Prison shut down. Tried and convicted for murder, serial killer Eric Edgar Cooke was hanged at Fremantle Prison in 1964, the last man to face capital punishment in Western Australia. The prison is now a popular, award-winning tourist attraction, offering several tours: Doing Time, Great Escapes, Tunnels and Torchlight. With a population of only 25,000, historic Fremantle nevertheless has a lively cafe nightlife as well as beaches that, along with others up and down the coast, have had their share of Australia’s shark attacks and fatalities — some occurring close to shore. However, Australia as a whole averages only one shark fatality a year (usually on par with the U.S.) compared to, in 2005 for example, three deaths from bee stings. Western Australia fronts the Indian Ocean and accounts for more than one-third of Australia’s total 34,000-kilometre coastline. It’s closer to Bali in Indonesia than to Australia’s major centres such as Sydney on the east coast. Perth, a city of 1.7 million (Western Australia has 2.3 million), is on the Swan River, a 15-minute drive from a string of sand and surf ocean beaches from Scarborough to Cottesloe, just north of Fremantle. Perth is slower and quieter than its east coast sisters (Sydney has 4.5 million people). But both the city and the state are enjoying an economic and population boom, thanks to growth in the mining sec-
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The March Hare Band is returning to the KinVillage Community Centre. “It’s more than a dance, it’s a fun event and a chance for the boomers to enjoy the music they danced to in their teens,” said John Lusted, director of recreation at the centre. The ‘70s and ‘80s themed dance will be held at the Tsawwassen centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. Jodi Bailey, who is co-ordinator of the event with her mother Cindy Beresford, agreed with Lusted. “It’s often difficult to find somewhere locally which enables the 40- and 50-year-olds to have a night out, enjoy some dancing and perhaps relive the fun they had in their teenage years. We certainly welcome people of all ages to come out, have some fun and enjoy the show,” she said.
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StrangeFruit ready to rock SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Local rock band StrangeFruit, which includes guitarist and singer Evan Findlay (top left), bassist Conor Watts (above) and drummer Bryson Dodwell (left) will be opening for Six to Midnight next Saturday at the Tsawwassen Legion. Falling under the “math rock ‘n roll” genre, StrangeFruit combines hard rock aggressiveness with jazz harmonies. Doors are at 8 p.m. and admission is $5.
Fundraiser to support school in Uganda shortfall it faces. There will be door prizes, a silent and live auction and
dancing at the fundraiser. Tickets cost $25. Doors are at 6 p.m.
Contact Sonya at 604897-0567 or Scott at 604218-2270 for tickets.
A burger and beer fundraising event for the Tekera Primary School in Uganda is being held tonight at the Sundance Hall in Ladner. Hosted by the International Community Empowerment Foundation, the event will help the school with the financial
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A26 The Delta Optimist February 19, 2011
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Ice Hawks set to face Steelers Grandview takes momentum into series having won last three games BY
The Delta Ice Hawks are hoping their fortunes are about to change with a challenging opening round playoff series on the horizon. For the second straight week, the Ice Hawks out played their opponent on home ice but had little to show for their effort — falling 2-1 in overtime to the Richmond Sockeyes. The final meeting of the season between these rivals meant little in the standings as the Sockeyes had locked up first place on the weekend. Still, Delta was looking to gain some momentum heading its quarter-final series with the Grandview Steelers, starting on Tuesday in Ladner (7:30 p.m.). The locals dominated the final 40 minutes and actually broke a scoreless tie when Konrad Sander scored midway through the third period. However, Richmond answered five minutes later when Major Midget call-up Carter Popoff one-timed a shot past Nick Enegren. Rudi Thorsteinson then capped the comeback at the 1:50 mark of overtime.
The Sockeyes received some terrific goaltending from Devin Nijjer and some luck too. At least five shots rattled of goalposts. “The second period we absolutely dominated and the third as well. It’s the nature of the game where you sometimes don’t get the breaks. We didn’t get the fate we deserved tonight but it is what it is,” said Ice Hawks head coach Dave McLellan. The Hawks now get ready for a Grandview team that handed them two losses in the past 10 days, including a 4-2 setback last Sunday. The teams split six regular season meetings with the Steelers winning the last three. “I don’t think they are the perfect scenario for us,” said McLellan. “We have to make sure we tightened up on them and not let them play off the rush. We have to contain that and make it like tonight’s game — control neutral zone and get our forecheck established.” McLellan was somewhat relieved to see Enegren turn in a strong performance between the pipes. It solidified his status as the team’s number one
Delta Ice Hawks Kye Bejaminsen looks to get a shot off in front of Richmond Sockeyes goalie Devin Nijjer during Tuesday’s Pacific International Junior Hockey League game at the Ladner Leisure Centre. The Sockeyes won 2-1 in overtime. goaltender for the postseason. “It gives us a clearer picture of what we want to do moving forward,” he said. “His goaltending was good in a bunch of areas — especially clearing puck and good saves on low
shots.” As for the Sockeyes, their win over Delta made it nine straight, although head coach Judd Lambert was less than thrilled with his team’s performance. “I thought we were flat and they were the hungrier
team throughout the game,” he said. “We got a couple of chances at the end and scored on both of them. “It was one of the first times this season where we needed our goalie to steal us a game. They also hit the post about five or six
times so we got the bounces too and took advantage of our chances.” With the Ladner Leisure Centre unavailable, game three will be played at the South Delta recreation centre next Thursday at 7:45 p.m.
Pacers rout 14th ranked Huskies in league playoffs The Pacers were slated to meet the Seaquam Seahawks last night for third place and are guaranteed to be playing in next week’s Fraser Valley Championships. The Ladner school reached the provincial “AAA” tournament a year ago but wasn’t expected to be a factor this season with only two players returning — Lucas Goosen and Conner Rempel — who saw significant playing time. However, first-year head coach Kenny Ryan still had high expectations.
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“Our goal coming into the season was to finish top two in our league, make the Fraser Valley playoffs and finish high enough to get back to the provincials,” said Ryan. “Everyone was on board with that. It’s just taken a little while to play our best basketball.” Backing up Ryan’s claim that his team is better than its record were respectable 11 point losses to North Delta and Tamanawis, the league’s other provincially ranked team.
The Pacers tweaked their three-two zone defence for the North Delta rematch and were in control from the outset. Liam Phagura had a huge night with 31 points, that included some clutch free throws down the stretch. Meanwhile, the South Delta Sun Devils rebounded from 86-71 loss to the Seaquam Seahawks to rout Earl Marriott 93-44. The Devils faced North Delta yesterday for fifth place.
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Delta Pacers shocked everyone except themselves at this week’s Fraser Valley South West League senior boys basketball playoffs. The 3-6 Pacers opened play Tuesday with a 77-55 win over Elgin Park then stunned the 14th ranked North Delta Huskies 72-46 on Wednesday. Delta went toe-to-toe with White Rock Christian in Thursday’s semi-final game, with only some late free throws allowing the Warriors to pull away for a 71-60 victory.
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Pacers advance in playoffs Shorthanded senior girls team rolls past Pinetree in Valley crossover game BY
It had all the ingredients of being a quick playoff exit for the Delta Pacers yet their march in the Fraser Valley Championships will continue for two more games at least. The senior girls basketball team entered its do-or-die post-season game with the Pinetree Timberwolves Tuesday night minus two key players. Leading rebounder Jesse Holowaty sprained her ankle playing soccer last weekend, while top scorer Megan Trotman was out of town on a pre-planned trip. Playing a sixth place team on home floor wouldn’t be a huge concern if the Timberwolves didn’t happen to reside in the toughest of the four regional leagues
— Fraser Valley North. “It was my first game coaching since Grade 8 without both of them in the line-up said Pacers head
coach Kerrie Trotman. “There was definitely some concern being familiar with other teams in that league.” Trotman was quickly put
to ease as the Pacers opened up an 18-4 first quarter lead and cruised to a relatively easy 64-52 victory. “We got off to a great start then I think got a little fatigued in the second half,” said Trotman who will have her daughter back for the next round and perhaps Holowaty too. “Give them some credit for not quitting too.” Trotman expects her squad to be near the bottom when the 16 remaining Valley teams are seeded. The next round gets underway Monday. The South Delta Sun Devils saw their season end Tuesday with a 110-48 loss to Centennial in a match-up of sixth place (West) and third place (North) teams respectively.
Delta Pacers Rebecca Griffing gets tangled up with a Pinetree opponent during Tuesday’s 64-52 playoff win.
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check out 360 virtual tour @ www.pixilink.com/tours5/D102-4845-53rd-j Wow! Absolutely beautiful 1,305 SqFt 2-Bedroom South-facing Condo with huge balcony, updated with new laminate !ooring, new Berber carpets, slate tile, new appliances, paint, baseboards, "replace surrounds, bathrooms, light "xtures, blinds, etc! etc! This is a very spacious, rare 1,305 SqFt unit in great location. Walk to all amenities in one minute
D102-4845 53rd Street-Ladner
check out 360 virtual tour @ www.pixilink.com/tours5/101-4758-53rd-j Wow! Beautifully updated 2 bedroom condo, west facing in sought-after Sunningdale Complex! New laminate !ooring, tile, mouldings, light "xtures, paint, etc! Ready to move in anytime. Needs nothing! Don’t miss this. Walk to all amenities in minutes!
PRICED @ $288,000
#101-4758 53rd Street-Ladner
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Wow! What an excellent 2 bedroom loft style townhome in the heart of Ladner Village. Updated with laminate !ooring, paint, moulding, counters, etc. 1,180 sq ft vaulted ceilings, 3 balconies, etc! Walk to all stores in 1 minute! Great unit, great location, great price! This townhome has some real style! Don’t miss it!
PRICED @ $299,900
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Wow! Ladners South-after Chesapeake Landing! Absolutely beautiful 3 bedroom, 2,180 sq ft unit backing onto greenspace! Open plan, raised ceilings, maple cabinets, hardwood !oors, etc, etc! What a great lifestyle! Walk to golf course in 1 minute, nature trails at your doorstep! Inground swimming pool in complex! Don’t miss this unique home!
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A32 The Delta Optimist February 19, 2011
Only $784,900 HST included
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ONLY 2 HOMES LEFT - LAST CHANCE TO BUY
4872 and 4876 53rd Street Ladner
CALL TO VIEW Beautifully crafted new home right in the heart of charming Ladner. Over 2,500 SF of luxury living space featuring 4 large bedrooms + den w/frosted sliding doors, 3 bathrooms, 2 gas ﬁreplaces, functional designer kitchen w/stainless steel appliance package including side-by-side fridge, gas stove & dishwasher, side-by-side washer & dryer. Elegant ﬁnishings including crown mouldings, premium laminate & tile ﬂooring, granite counters & modern ﬁxtures. Double garage, stone patio & large fenced yard add to the long list of features. Centrally located, close to shopping & transit routes.
The Ladner Kaos and Sur-Del X-treme did battle in U11 rep girls cup play last Sunday at Holly turf. The X-treme needed penalty kicks to slip past their southern rivals.
Pam Sutherland 604-802-0227
#3 - 5600 Ladner Trunk Road isti L w Ne
5243 Regatta Way, Ladner isti L w Ne
OPEN SAT. 2-4 PM
One of the largest 2 bedroom and den units in this well planned Complex. Great rear exposure on to picturesque Waterway with its fascinating display of ducks and swans. Quietly catering to the 55+ group and close to all the benefits of Ladner Village shops & restaurants. Absolutely terrific place to call home. Features include vaulted ceilings, feature gas fireplace, custom thermal windows, California Shutters, and oak engineered floors throughout. Simply one of the best!! $459,000
Call Pam to view @ 604.943.3110
Call Pam to view @ 604.943.3110
Pam Sutherland – Sutton Seafair Realty Office: 604-943-3110 or Direct: 604-802-0227
Small 14 unit development in prime central location close to bus loop, city hall and recreation centre. Spacious 1643 sq. ft. 2 level townhome with 3 bedrooms, den/sitting area and 2.5 updated bathrooms. New cherry laminate flooring, built in vacuum, recent appliances. Cozy gas fireplace in living room, rear patio overlooking open park-like area and first floor sun deck (with storage), above carport. Friendly self-managed complex in good shape! $423,900!!
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Nicely updated 1538 sq. ft. 3 level, 3 bed, family room townhome with 1 car garage in downtown Ladner. Updates include kitchen, bathroom, ﬂooring, Low E windows, heat & lighting. Big deck and new fencing. Great complex with clubhouse rec and exercise facility.
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ROOM FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY & ALL THE TOYS OPEN SUN. 2-4
Spectacular spacious 4 ½ year young, 3,034 square foot home on a hard to find 70 x 110’ lot. This unique home has everything: granite countertops in the gourmet kitchen; spa like bathrooms; vaulted ceilings. Engineered hardwood floors with in-floor radiant hot water heat on both main floor & upstairs. Total of 5 bedrooms, den/office, family room, games room; 4 ½ baths (easy to make a nanny/in-law suite on the main floor OR MASTER WITH FULL ENSUITE ON MAIN FLOOR). This one has all the bells and whistles. Double garage, RV parking and a lovely large backyard! OPEN SUNDAY 2-4! FOR VIRTUAL TOUR AND FLOOR PLAN GO TO WWW.DELTAREALTY.CA Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899
5130 57A Street, Ladner
SUTTON GROUP WEST COAST REALTY * C e r t a i n t e r m s a n d c o n d i t i o n s a p p ly. B a s e d o n 7 % - $ 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 a n d 2 . 5 % o n b a l a n c e .
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Remember the dream home with the wrap around deck...this is it! Total of 2,769 square feet in this Beautiful BRIGHT & OPEN floor plan. Great room effect with gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, center island & spacious pantry, eating area, family room and a dining room. Good sized den and laundry all on the main floor. Total of 4 bedrooms & 3 ensuite baths upstairs boasting soaker tubs. Loads of windows and 9 foot ceilings on both floors allow the home to be flooded with light! Recently landscaped front & back with lots of greenery, paving stones, patio area, lounge area and a hot tub! Great family home on private corner lot! The ultimate in entertaining in Tsawwassen’s newest neighbourhood! 3 ½ years young. Just Listed so call today! OPEN SUNDAY 2-4. FOR VIRTUAL TOUR AND FLOORPLAN GO TO WWW.DELTAREALTY.CA Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899
5433 Spetifore Crescent, Tsawwassen
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Preschool and Child Care Located at Delta Manor Education Center 4750 – 57th Street, Ladner
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Phone 604-943-7222 to reserve your space
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Holly’s Before & After School / 4-hour Preschool
Infant/toddler Daycare • 6 months - 30 months Daycare for 3-6yr with preschool like Montessori Programs Full day and half day programs available
604-946-4060 Located in Holly Elementary • 4625 - 62nd Street, Delta www.hollyschildcare.ca
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Infant & toddler, 3-5 daycare and preschool spaces still available
Big, beautiful centre offering high quality childcare at affordable rates!! We provide excellent quality childcare by nurturing
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We use a Reggio based approach for teaching and learning. We trust, respect and value children’s sense of ownership, autonomy and control of their own learning and play.
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Offering: • Affordable Private Christian Education • A portion of your tuition is tax deductible • Bus service to/from Ladner & North Delta • An education encouraging Christian morals & standards
“It’s an Education you can have faith in.”
Delta Christian School We invite you to visit our website for more information 604-946-2514 • www.deltachristianschool.org
BOUNDARY BAY MONTESSORI HOUSE • Book an interview now for 2011 registration • Preschool and Funded Full-day Kindergarten • Limited Spaces for Grades 1 to 7
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5500 Admiral Blvd Ladner • Ph: 604-946-0896 Preschool and School Age Programs (Located inside Neilson Grove Elementary School) 4669 62nd Street Ladner • Ph: 604-940-5999 Programs for ages 0-5 (Near Holly Park and School) REGISTER NOW FOR OUR EXTENED PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR 2011-2012
Reach Developmental Preschools North & South Delta
2011/2012 REGISTRATION MARCH 12, 2011 Choose from 2, 3 or 5 half days a week • Play based program for each child’s unique learning style • Kindergarten readiness preparation • E.C.E. & special needs certiﬁed teachers • Stimulating environment with spacious playground
For more information call 604.946.6622 ext. 308 (South Delta) or 604.596.0106 (North Delta) www.reachdevelopment.org
KIDZONE SINCE 1988 A good place to have fun!
Get prepared for all-day kindergarten! We offer 6 hour READY TO LEARN daycamps for kids entering kindergarten next September. Energetic ECE leaders. Limited spaces. Call Denise at
604 943 9179
Spring Break Camp March 21-24
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1901 Tsawwassen Drive Tsawwassen, BC V4M 4G2 www.bbmh.com 604-946-9814
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Do you want a gourmet kitchen, a two car garage & a swimming pool? Or maybe your dream is of a kitchenette, a secure parking spot & a place to lock your bicycle?
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Large Duplex 1620 sq.ft. in a quiet neighbourhood close to farms. 2 bdrm 1 bath up and 1 bdrm 1 bath in-law/nanny suite down. Brand new furnace, new roof, gas ﬁreplace, bright kitchen and living room. Private landscaped yard. No strata fees! 4811 44th Avenue, Ladner • $408,888
Extra large one bedroom, one bath in popular Windsor Woods. Check out the spacious kitchen, cozy gas ﬁreplace, gleaming hardwoods throughout. Large BBQ balcony overlooks greenery. Steps to shopping and amenities. This is a WOW! 221 5518 14th Avenue • $235,900
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“The Classic” Beautiful views of the golf course, & mountains! Fantastic 2 bedroom suite. Gorgeous renovations throughout! New ﬂooring, kitchen cabinets & counter tops, appliances, interior colours, light ﬁxtures, updated baths (2 full), large view deck. Corner unti with extra windows. Concrete & brick building, impressive lobby & large garden deck area with water fountain & views. Exercise room & sauna. Central location! Vacant & ready to move in!
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Sutton Seafair Realty
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 5244 57A STREET, LADNER
A 4 bedroom half duplex, located in a quiet no thru road, more spacious than most homes, boasting 1958 square feet, with a large yard and a view of the farmland. This home has been well maintained with a new washrooms, newer kitchen, modern living space and great large deck to enjoy and entertain. The separate family room and living room offer lots of space for a growing family, and there is plenty of convenient storage.
Hudson & Rocco will miss the many family barbeques and get togethers on Grandpa & Grandma's sunny deck !
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 pm
Sutton Seafair Realty
#11 3459 W River Rd #37 3459 W River Rd #8 3473 W River Rd.
Investment! Large building lot of 9426 sq. ft. well maintained to live in or rent out. 2 full homes in home, perfect for extended family. Sutton Group Seafair Realty An independent member broker
Renovated with new cabinetry, laminate and Euro tile. Affordable and in great location. Within walking distance to shops & ammens.
#550 - 9100 Blundell Road, Richmond 604.273.3155
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BRIDGET & DON ROSS 1665-56th Street, Tsawwassen Tel: 604-943-3110 Fax: 604-943-6155 www.donandbridgetross.com
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MARGARET (Marnie) BRYANT July 11, 1923 – Feb 13, 2011
Born in Murrayville, BC, to Mary and Robert Macklin, Chief of Police for Langley Municipality, youngest of eight brothers and sisters; Elizabeth, Robert, Anne, James, Alex, Frances and William. Survived by husband Jim, daughters, Barbara Ross (Eric) of Castlegar, BC; Susan Kennedy of Vancouver; and Maureen Smith (Gordon) of Minneapolis, MN. Married 64 years to Jim who will miss her so much. We had many happy times together. Marnie enjoyed dancing at the Kinsmen Recreation Centre, curling and travelling to see her 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and cruising to Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand and the Caribbean. Marnie worked in personnel at Boeing Aircraft during World War II and at Crown Zellerbach in Ocean Falls, BC, after the war, where she met and married Jim. They moved to Montreal and then retired back to Beach Grove (Tsawwassen). Marnie charmed everyone she met with her warm sense of humour and fun-loving personality. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC. Reception to follow. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations can be made to the Kinsmen Centre in Tsawwassen, where she enjoyed four great years in their Adult Day Program, or a charity of your choice in her memory. We will miss this remarkable lady! On-line condolences at: www.deltafuneral.ca Delta Funeral Home - (604) 946-6040
Nov. 1922 - Feb. 15, 2011 Emma passed away Tuesday after a lengthy battle with chronic lung disease. She lived in her Ladner home of many years until December 2009. It was then that she moved to the West Shore Laylum Rest Home. Emma was born in Leipzig, Romania and immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was 5 years old. As an adult she lived in Vancouver, Sandspit, Lake Cowichan and Ladner. Emma always had a beloved dog in her home and could be seen gardening in her yard or riding her bicycle into Ladner until mid 2009. Emma was predeceased by her husband Percy in January 1987. She is survived by 9 nieces and nephews throughout Canada, extended family in BC as well as wonderful neighbours (you know who you are!) who were so kind to her, particularly in her last years. Thank you also to Nurse Next Door staff and those at West Shore Laylum Rest Home. Emma requested cremation. A Memorial Tea will be held for Emma on Sunday, February 27 from 2 - 4 pm. Location: Delta Town & Country Inn, Reifel Salon, 6005 Highway 17 (at Highway 99). Condolences to the family or further information at email@example.com
PEDWELL, Flora M.
Jan. 31, 1925-Feb. 15, 2011
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(April 5, 1928 – February 10, 2011)
April 23, 1959 - Feb. 19, 2010
Rob you will be in our hearts forever and we miss you so much.
Devoted wife, Loving mother. Proud Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Crafter extraordinaire. Flora touched many and will be missed by all. Many thanks to the Care Team at Irene Thomas Hospice. Peace. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040
Beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Predeceased by her husband Archie, parents (Joseph and N a n c y S a w c h u k ), s i s t e r Therese. Survived and sadly missed by her sister Marianne, daughter Louise (Raymond Fung), daughter Lorene (Alan Sudeyko) granddaughters Natasha and Carmen Fung and Leah Sudeyko and many friends and family. Josephine (Josie) was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and spent her early years in Mundare Alberta, helping out in the family general store. She attended the University of Alberta, and began her career in teaching. On June 2, 1954, she married her dear husband Archie and they moved to Rossland, B.C. where Archie worked for the Meteorological Service and Josie taught. Her career was joyfully interrupted when she welcomed her first daughter, Louise, followed by the happy arrival of second daughter Lorene in Edmonton. The family moved to Ottawa in 1960 and Josie returned to teaching in 1962. The family took advantage of their location, with holidays to Florida and the Maritimes. Josie also satisfied her joy for travel with trips with Archie to Russia, Japan, Europe and Mexico. Archie and Josie moved to Tsawwassen in 1981 where they spent the rest of their days. Josie was bereft when Archie passed away suddenly in 2002, but she bravely continued with her passions of gardening, cooking, long walks, trips to Maui and the one pastime dearest to her heart, spending time with her three beloved grandchildren. She was active and independent until close to the end when liver cancer took her life. Many thanks to Dr. Park, the caregivers at Delta Hospital, the wonderful staff and volunteers at the Irene Thomas Hospice and her pastor, who all provided comfort at the end. “Gram” was extremely kind and generous with her time and love for her granddaughters and daughters, whose sorrow at her passing is beyond words. Her spirit and strength will remain in our hearts, never to be forgotten. Service to be held at the Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen, on Monday February 21, at 2 pm. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Irene Thomas Hospice in the name of Josephine Novakowski would be appreciated.
PORTER, Caroline Susan
Dec. 21, 1943 - Feb. 15, 2011 Sadly we announce the passing of Caroline Susan Porter (nee Lynn) on February 15th, 2011. Born in Armagh, Northern Ireland on December 21st, 1943, the only child of Kennneth Lynn and Susanna Brice, Caroline studied nursing in Belfast prior to immigrating to Canada in 1967. Caroline raised her four children while working as an R.N. and manager at The Richmond Hospital until her retirement, as well as an elected trustee of the Delta School Board from 1981 to 1993, serving nine of those years as chairwoman. She leaves behind sons Hugh, Patrick and Andrew, daughter Kathryn, son-in-law Patrick and granddaughters Teneille and Kaydra. Caroline touched the lives of all those around her; family, friends and co-workers alike, so we encourage you to celebrate her life. A memorial service with reception to follow will be held Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 2PM at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Richmond Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Our sincerest and heartfelt thanks to Doctors Tammy Leung and Nam Nguyen and the nurses of 6 North at The Richmond Hospital for their diligent and caring assistance.
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Robert passed away one year ago in Penticton where he had been living for the past 20 years. Gone but never forgotten. Lovingly remembered by his mother Joy Baltzer, step-father Horst, father Bill, step-mother Mabel, brothers Bill, Paul, Greg, sisters Christine and Karen, daughter Alyson (Sam) granddaughter Leila and son Brian.
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WOODBURY Frances Feb. 28, 1919 – Dec.17, 2010 It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Frances Woodbury. Born Frances Creighton Evans daughter of Melville James Evans and Gladys Elliot Evans of Winnipeg. Frances lived and worked in England before and during the War, returning to Canada in 1951. Frances lived in South Delta for over 50 years and retired from the Municipality of Delta after more than 30 years. Predeceased by her husband Mack Schell, brothers Arthur Evans, Frederick Evans, her sisters Jane Evans (Lawrence), Nina Evans (Hopper), nephews LeRoy Evans, Mark Gillespie, James Campbell, and niece Barbara Lesley Hopper. Frances is survived by her only son John Douglas Lincoln Woodbury, spouse Helen and three much loved grandchildren residing in Wales, her sisters Rhoda Gillespie, Sally Campbell and numerous nieces and nephews. Frances will be remembered as a devoted daughter to her parents, a loyal and devoted wife, a loving mother, much loved sister and aunt, and a wonderful friend to many, especially young people who needed her help and guidance. It was often said “Frances was 50 years ahead of her time”. Her kindness, generosity and warm heart will never be forgotten. Special thanks to the staff of Delta Hospice for their loving care, and also to Barbara and Margaret true friends of many years. Anyone wishing to honour her memory may make a donation to Delta Hospice or Delta Hospital Foundation in France’s name. No service by request.
LANDAHL-EDGETT, Helen Ruth (nee Greenwood) Mom grew up in Kerrisdale of old and graduated from Magee. Helen resided in Dunbar for forty plus years and then Beach Grove for the past 25 years, until her passing on February 10 at 92 years. Preceded in 1980 by husband Norman Landahl, in 1999 by daughterin-law Patricia, and in 2002 by her second husband Robert Edgett. Survived by sons Richard (Maureen) Landahl of Richmond, and Chris (Kay Strange) of Qualicum, five grand children - Moira, Kristy, Margot, Mike and Nicole and six great grand children - Jake, Madisen, Hailey, Tristan, Zack and Hattie Jean. As well as many nephews and nieces, step children and step grand children. Mom enjoyed the good life of sunny summers at Point Roberts and later even sunnier winters in Kauai and Mexico. Our special thanks to Delta View for their wonderful care and a peaceful green flash.
Frederick (Rick) Lewis June 8, 1921 - Feb. 17, 2011
The Jacobs family is sad to announce the passing of their patriarch - father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin and eldest Member of the Tsawwassen First Nation. The prayers will be held on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. and the service will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., both at the TFN Longhouse at 2148, Tsawwassen Drive, Tsawwassen, BC.
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CHAIR RENTAL in Tsawwassen. Well maintained salon, Good location, full or part time, confidential Exp’d hairdresser for a busy salon. Must be able to take walkins. Call 604-328-3422
Become a Registered Personal Trainer. Earn up to $70/hr. Government Financial Aid may be available. Hilltop 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education.
required for pharmacy in South Delta. Previous pharmacy & medical supplies experience is an asset. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
V A N C O U V E R ’S L A R G E S T Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.propertystarsjobs.com
Holiday Relief Live In position Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays for female confined to wheelchair in the Ladner area. Duties include; ★personal care★ meal prep ★cooking. Training provided to appropriate candidate. Must be able to take & understand direction. 5’4' reco m m e n d h e ig h t. C a ll 604-946-6658
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Requires experienced Service Truck Operator. OTR Tire experience a definate asset. Apply to Mike @
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Hostesses & Servers Experience preferred. Day shifts available, flexible schedule. Apply in person weekdays 5124 - 48th Ave, Ladner or online at email@example.com
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Four weeks of relative solitude, weariness and quietude begin now. “Relative,”because you’re in one of the luckiest periods of your life until June. Even low energy, seclusion won’t prevent bountiful results. Still, be charitable, reconnect with your spirit, deal with government and institutions, and plan. Crucial relationships confront you Sunday/Monday. Two bonds weaken, three are born. Be diplomatic. This brews: a) a new spiritual, compassionate outlook, or b) a wild romantic attraction that’s nine-tenths fantasy. Grab a legal settlement, investment, or intimacy/commitment. Taurus April 20-May 20: Get ready for rising popularity, social delights, optimism, wish fulﬁllment, entertainment and light romance! You have something to celebrate. Tackle chores Sunday/Monday. Let a brand new career or prestige project ﬂow away: it has little future growth. Something bigger (and more social) is coming. Relationships offer excitement and good luck Tuesday/Wednesday – relocation, business agreements, friendships, new horizons ﬁll these days. Life dives into deeper realms Thursday to Saturday. Your secret plans might be frustrated, or a “sanctuary” is disturbed. Avoid illegalities! Gemini May 21-June 20: Be ambitious over the next four weeks. You could meet someone in a position of power, authority or fame, whose reactions can affect your life. E.g., in a lawsuit, the judge appears. Romance, pleasure, beauty and creative urges lure you Sunday/Monday. A new intellectual, legal or travel project might begin, but let it pass: it has a short future. Tackle chores and health matters Tuesday/Wednesday. Exciting meetings (and perhaps fractious ones) occur Thursday to Saturday morning. One who cheats (even someone you like very much) will be squelched. Saturday holds secrets: look, think!
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Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead will be mellow yet excited, you’ll feel understanding and compassionate, yet driven. Now to the end of March, strictly avoid legal hassles (unless the law’s your job, in which case you’re approaching a promotion or burst of good business). You might, if single, toy with making a “prestige marriage” – careful. Focus on children, property, security Sunday/Monday. Don’t start a new investment or research project. Romance calls midweek – sure, answer! Chores or health issues loom Thursday to Saturday noon. A partner/competitor steps on the hem of your ambitious garment. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead hold mysteries, depths, big investments, commitments, critical health factors, lifestyle changes. Your sexual urge rises to the surface – you could dream of marriage with a sexy someone. Marriage based on lust seldom lasts, so consider if this attraction holds mature love also. (It might!) Sunday/Monday bring errands, casual friends. Don’t start a big paperwork or mail project. Home, kids, property are ﬁne midweek. Pleasure calls Thursday/Friday but, as all week, work or home duties tend to overrule travel, romance, legal affairs in a crucial way. Let duties rule. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Chase money Sunday/ Monday. A new work project might be discussed or offered, but it will have a short future, so I wouldn’t bother. Many new opportunities, new horizons, are going to appear over the few weeks ahead – wait for these. Errands, friends, communications, details and paperwork ﬂow easily and successfully Tuesday/Wednesday. Obstacles centre on your home, security, real estate or family Thursday to Saturday morning. A partner or more casual relations are growing volatile (to late March). This can bring anger – or love! All week, ﬁnances meet communication obstacles.
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of work and health concerns starts. Ah, well. Just plod forward. Your energy and charisma surge Sunday/Monday – and it might look like a new romance will spark – but this particular attraction has little future. Be patient: life’s bringing Libra singles a surprising gift – soon, soon. (Perhaps after an impending breakup.) Chase money, call clients, purchase items Tuesday/Wednesday – all’s smooth, ﬁne. Short trips, communications, errands, casual friends, paperwork ﬁll Thursday to Saturday morning – but not peacefully Thursday. A partnership or opportunity might hit a deep snag. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Romance, creative surges, speculative urges, pleasure and beauty ﬁll the weeks ahead – you’re on a winning streak! Still, lie low Sunday/Monday. Rest, contemplate. A domestic or property project (and a “mad love” urge, or a therapy idea) might begin, but it will go nowhere, so let it slip away. Your energy, charisma and effectiveness soar Tuesday/Wednesday! Go forth, impress people, start important projects, ask favours. Shop (and chase money, if so inclined) after 4 p.m. Thursday into Friday, not earlier. All week, workplace communications face obstacles: don’t dismiss pleas. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The weeks ahead emphasize home, family, security, property. You’re on the verge of big expansions, big luck (especially in schooling and creative matters) and perhaps big romance – so it’s natural that you will end certain approaches, projects and relationships, in order to let new ones in. Do that now, this week, especially Thursday/Friday (and somewhat March 3 to 5). Happiness and hopes ﬁll Sunday/Monday. Retreat from the bustling fray to handle important matters (e.g., admin. chores) Tuesday/Wednesday. Your energy rises late week: pick where you’ll stand (in life).
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Feb. 20 - Feb. 26 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The month ahead accents errands, emails, casual friends, meetings, appointments, paperwork. You’re lucky in real estate, home, family and nature now through May, so spend the weeks ahead exercising your curiosity about these, handling associated paperwork, etc. Travel goes well, especially if family or property is involved. You might come to a place you will want to settle in, or which presents property opportunities. Your ambitions stand out Sunday/Monday: DON’T pursue a new career project. Happiness, popularity brighten midweek. Rest and think late week: decide on security goals. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Chase money, buy/sell, contact clients, and make important purchases during the four weeks ahead. Sunday/Monday emphasize higher education, legal affairs, far travel, cultural involvements. Don’t start a new project or relationship in these zones. If you wait, you’ll see that money and practical goals are a better bet. Be ambitious midweek: money and work combine well. Happiness, hope and ﬂirtations enter Thursday to Saturday morning! But these few days also hold a subtle problem: you have to choose between talk and silence, loyalty and curiosity. Retreat later Saturday: rest. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness climb to a peak over the next few weeks. You’ll attract love and attention. Start new projects, ask favours, tackle things that intimidated you before. Your sexual magnetism and determination grow. This is also a lucky money period, so steer your drives in this direction. You could hit a jackpot! But all this week, you might need to choose between prestige and popularity, between ambition and your heart’s wishes. Wishes, popularity are more valuable. Don’t invest Sunday/Monday. Wisdom, gentle love bless you Tuesday/Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org • Reading: 416-686-5014
February 19, 2011 The Delta Optimist A41
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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Burnaby Highgate 2000sf 4br 3 1/2ba 1/2 duplex w/side suite $779K 418-1002 id5313 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Maple Ridge spotless 947sf 1br condo above snrs cent 55+ $219,900 466-1882 id5262 Langley immaculate 2872sf 5 or 6br 2.5ba on quiet cul-de-sac $669K 534-0852 id5318 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 Bear Creek Park Reduced 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $279,900 597-0616 id5234 Sry Clayton 2yr old beauty 3000sf 6br 3.5ba w/2br bsmt suite $610K 612-9594 id5312
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Tsawwassen Terrace Are your looking for a 1 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
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 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
Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 1 BR $775, Mar. 15 2 BR $950, Mar 1. STUDIO $665, Mar 1. incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733 TSAWWASSEN VILLA 1 br apt. $780, incld balc, prkg, hotwater & heat, ns, cat neg. avail Mar 1, 604-880-5391
1 BR, cozy garden level, furn, Tsaw suit 1 ns, np, own entry, $680 incls, 604-948-9910
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2 BR cottage Beach Grove, fenced yard, wood f/p, nr beach, avail now, $1350. 604-943-7633
1 and 2 bedroom suites available in a clean and quiet building. Located 1 block from shopping mall and on bus route. Minutes from parks and beach area. For more info or to view please call 604-943-0002
Century Village and Tsawwassen Manor Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs. & water fountains. 1 & 2 bedroom suites, include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators, and wheel chair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, recreation centre & school. To make an appt to view please call 604-948-9111
Georgia Court Bachelor suite available March 15th in small, quiet building. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes and hot water. Within walking distance of shops, bus stop nearby. Please call 604-946-9268 to make an appt to view this suite.
Del Rio 1 bedroom suite available in a quiet well maintained building. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes and h/w. To make an appt to view please call 604-946-4633
1 bedroom suite with wood burning fireplace. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes, heat, cable and parking. Near bus loop, recreation centre and shopping. To view or for more info please call 604-946-4633
Affordable 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.centuryrentals.ca
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CENTRAL TSAW 3 br bungalow, + garage, walk to park &shops, $1700+util. Immed 604-943-0924 CENTRAL TSAW newer home 3 br, 2 bath, walk ammen, school, garage, deck/yrd, f/p, h/wood, granite, Mar 15, incl gas/hyrdo $1700/mth. 604-202-6400 HOUSE FOR RENT Tsawwassen/Boundary Bay area. 2 bdrm 850 sq. ft. completely renovated house located in the middle of the Southlands property. Very private and quiet surrounded by farm lands and horses beyond your fence. Includes w/d/f/s and blinds. $1750 per month on a One year lease. No Pets and references required. Contact Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required
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270 SQ ft office conveniently located central Tsawwassen. Has window. $350 per month. To view or for info. 604-313-9109
1 BDRM basement suite, Kitchen, bathroom, cozy livingroom, priv laundry, $700 incls utilities. Avail March 1. Davie @ 604-834-8765. 1 BR suite, 5056 - 48 Ave, Ladner Village, quiet location. Call 778-837-4852 1 BR Tsaw, new legal garden ste, own entry, w/d, prkg, fenced yard, $750 incls yard mtce, share util, ns, 1 cat ok, refs 604-948-3258 $1550 / 3bdrm - Recently updated (Tsawwassen) 2 bath, upper floor of 2 level split home. March 1st (or 15th). Very quiet, big, bright and clean. View.. 1/2 block to transit. A short walk to Diefenbaker. Shared utilities with retired couple downstairs. No smoking. Pets negotiable. 604-999-5373 2 BR bsmt suite, Ladner, updated d/w, inste ldry $950 incl hydro, cable, ns np Now! 604-763-4925
2 BR g/l ste, Tsawwassen Ctre, yard, f/p, own laundry. $1200 inc util, Avail March 1, 604-202-6400 2 BR ground level, Ladner, good area, fenced yard, $1000. Avail Mar. 1st or now. 604-761-5485 2 BR Tsaw, large kitchen & living rm, wd, cable, quiet, ns, np. now $890+1/2utils, 604-760-9591 2BR TSAWWASSEN, GDN level large, w/d,d/w, renos, private entrance, $1450/incl (604)943-0815 3 BR Central Tsaw, clean upper flr, newly reno’d, insuite wd, ns, np. $1525 604-716-8080 3 BR Tsaw, large yard & deck, new kitchen, shared w/d & util, Apr 1. $1450. 778-882-1832 3 BR Upper level, clean & new paint, share wd, W. Ladner, nr bus & shops, fenced front/back yard, 2 decks. Immed. np $1350+ %utils ref 604-724-3664 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
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