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Damage is estimated in the millions of dollars after a fire ripped through a building in the Tilbury Industrial Park early yesterday morning. Delta fire and police departments responded to the blaze in the 7900-block of Huston Road just before 1 a.m. The fire started in one business but quickly took off and spread to the entire complex. In all, about five businesses were affected. Deputy fire chief Ken Sim said around 20 to 25 per cent of the building was lost to the fire. “Some businesses were protect-

ed and saved,” he said. “There is water damage to other businesses. All-in-all, a good job by Delta fire (department).” Sim said about 40 firefighters and six trucks were on scene to battle the blaze he described as “very, very difficult to put out” due to the nature of the business where the fire started — a clothing company. Crews were still on scene later in the morning and smoke could still be seen coming from the building. Fire and police investigators continue to examine the scene. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.



Approximately 40 firefighters battled the blaze at an industrial complex on Huston Road.

The Delta Chamber of Commerce wants to see a better plan in place to deal with traffic congestion caused by accidents. A “highway incident management” resolution, which originated with the local chamber, will be voted on at the B.C. Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting next month. If it passes, it will be presented to the provincial government. It calls for “an incident management system under the coordinated direction of a single agency.” The local business group has a great deal of support on the initiative from other chambers, not only in the Lower Mainland, but the interior as well, said Delta Chamber of Commerce chair John Appleby. “It’s merely a question of making sure there’s a priority to reopening roads after incidents. We’d very much like to see that enacted,” he said. If a major roadway, bridge or tunnel is affected by an accident, traffic “cascades to alternate routes with insufficient capacity to deal with the demand during what is often an inordinate amount of time to clear the incident,” the resolution states. The delays contribute to significant losses to trade and commerce in the Lower Mainland, it adds. The resolution suggests the use of advances in technology like air photographs and computerized measuring techniques in investigating an incident and making sure the suitable equipment is immediately available to clear scenes of traffic incidents. Vehicles heading through the George Massey Tunnel and into Richmond and Vancouver encountered a snag yesterday morning after a multi-vehicle collision brought traffic temporarily to a standstill. Traffic was backed up for some time after the crash, which occurred at the mouth of the tunnel in the northbound lanes.

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A high school dropout who got a second chance at higher education has given $2.5 million to Kwantlen Polytechnic University to help others find the same opportunity. It is the largest private donation ever received by Kwantlen. Tsawwassen’s Irving “Ike” Barber left school in Grade 11, but was able to attend university through veteran’s benefits after serving in the Second World War. He graduated with a degree in forestry from UBC in 1950. Barber, who founded Slocan Forest Products, credited his university education for the successes in his life. Nearly 58 per cent of students enrolled at Kwantlen in 2007/08 did not meet the admission requirements for a traditional university. Kwantlen welcomes such students and Barber’s endowment will provide support services to help them succeed. “I want this money to open the doors of postsecondary education to a segment of our society that would never otherwise attend university,” Barber


Kwantlen president Dr. David Atkinson (left) and Kwantlen Foundation director Peter Podovinikoff (right) accepted the donation from Irving “Ike” Barber. said. “I’m one of those second chance people.” The Irving K. Barber Endowment for Educational Opportunities will fund programs to help students make the transition to university, starting with academic assessment at

entrance to Kwantlen, to monitoring and follow-up assessments, tutoring, supplementary instruction and seminars. The money will be paid to the university over five years. Kwantlen’s chief advancement officer, Peter

Norris, said the endowment will be self-sustaining. “Once all the funds are in, it will just be the interest that is used to fund the programs,” he said. “Kwantlen is unyielding in our pledge to absolute accessibility,” said Dr.

David Atkinson, Kwantlen’s president and vice chancellor. “We welcome students with the determination and desire to learn. “With this pledge comes an obligation to support our students in ways that traditional universities do not.”

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A Richmond man is dead after a multi-vehicle collision Monday afternoon in North Delta. The crash occurred at about 2 p.m. on Nordel Way at Shepherd Way. Delta police said initial indications are that the tractor with no trailer was traveling westbound on Nordel Way. The driver of the tractor failed to notice an SUV had stopped and was waiting to make a left turn. “The driver of the tractor may have engaged in hard braking and appears to have lost control of the truck, causing it to go into the eastbound lanes of Nordel Way striking a delivery truck head-on,” said police spokesperson Const. Sharlene Brooks. Two additional vehicles were subsequently struck and sustained damage. “Sadly, the driver of the delivery truck, a 44-year-old man from Richmond, sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene,” Brooks said. No one else was injured in the crash. The name of the victim is not being released at this time. The collision is still under investigation. Charges are pending.

Survey responses go askew over Southlands Glitch in municipality’s online questionnaire sees those opposed to development counted as supporters

Ex-premier Harcourt at Southlands fair on Sat. Former B.C. premier Mike Harcourt will be a guest speaker this Saturday at an event called the Share the Southlands Spring Fair. The fair will take place at Rotary Square at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall starting at 10 a.m. Harcourt, also a former mayor of Vancouver, is a senior associate of the Liu Centre for the Studies of Global Issues at UBC and with UBC’s Sustainable Development Research Institute. Harcourt’s presentation on building sustainable communities will begin at noon.



Opponents to development on the Southlands are crying foul about a municipal online survey. In recent days a flood of complaints have been lodged about the Tsawwassen Area Plan survey on Delta’s website, which is supposed to help the area plan committee formulate an updated document. In particular, a question regarding the Southlands made respondents most upset because their answers seemed to mysteriously change to indicate they were in favour of some form of development. The question asked which of the following scenarios they’d support: a) allowing a limited amount of urban development in exchange for securing the majority of the land for public ownership and using

that land for agricultural uses, or b) support no uses other than farming. The survey is just another in a long series of flawed efforts to collect public opinion, said Dana Maslovat, one of the organizers of Southlands the Facts. Noting it’s the first time the municipality attempted an online questionnaire, community planning director Tom Leathem said a technical glitch was discovered. “Nothing has been hacked. We’ve traced it back to the coding embedded in the questionnaire itself,” he said. Recognizing the contentious nature of the issue, Leathem quipped, “Of course, it had to be the one on the Southlands.” Leathem said there were about 80 online submissions for the questionnaire and due to the coding error the question came


Community planning director Tom Leathem said a technical glitch was found in Delta’s online survey. back either blank or with a wrong response. “We’re in the process of contacting each of the respondents and giving them a chance to do it again. So the problem was at our end.” Leathem noted the results of the survey would be tabulated with the hard copy responses to the questionnaire handed out at public meetings on the Southlands a few weeks ago.

Leathem said the results would eventually be posted on Delta’s website, although the numbers probably won’t be ready in time for the area plan committee’s next meeting on May 6. Leathem noted the committee hopes to have a report with recommendations by late June, but Delta council likely won’t deal with it until fall. There’s no doubt the future of the Southlands,

which is zoned agricultural but not in the Agricultural Land Reserve, is the most controversial subject the committee has to deal with as it tries to come up with an area plan that hasn’t been updated since 1992. The Century Group hopes to build 1,900 high density housing units on one-third of the Southlands using the concepts of new urbanism, while dedicating 42 per cent to urban agriculture. The agricultural land would be given to the municipality. At the committee’s recent public forums, the community seemed divided on the issue with one camp firmly entrenched in the belief the entire 538-acre site should be saved as farmland. Another camp, meantime, supports the proposal by the Century Group, extolling the benefits of new housing for downsizers and finally securing the future of the property.

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More than 40 per cent of trucks inspected last week during Delta’s commercial vehicle enforcement blitz failed. Delta police teamed up with a number of agencies to set up stations around the community over three days, inspecting a total of 448 trucks.

Of those, 42 per cent were given an out of service order. There are a number of reasons why a truck would fail an inspection and be placed out of service, including defective brakes, worn tires, axel problems and faulty steering mechanisms. “These numbers do not accurately reflect the status of the commercial transport industry,” said Delta police spokesperson Const. Cal Traversy. “Our percentage of out of service orders issued and citations issued will be higher due to our targeting strategies. But they do imply that there are a significant number of trucks on the road that due to either owner/operator ignorance or indifference, are

non-compliant and represent a safety concern for the driver, other motorists and pedestrians.” The inspectors concentrated mostly on older container, dump and commercial trades trucks. “Recognizing that mechanical failure is more of an issue with older vehicles rather than newer ones, the focus of the inspectors was on container trucks, dump trucks and commercial trades vehicles that appeared to have a burden of mileage upon them,” said Traversy. “This is not to say that newer vehicles weren’t stopped as well as the obviously road weary, but our primary target were trucks that were not compliant with road-safety regulations.”

Inspectors looked at a number of different aspects of the truck, from mechanical defects to making sure the load was within weight restrictions and the driver’s logbook was up to date. For the annual blitz, Delta brought together a number of partner agencies, including the Vancouver and New Westminster police departments, RCMP, the Ministry of Transportation, the Integrated Road Safety Unit, Surrey bylaw officers and CN police. In addition to the inspectors’ expertise, the operation utilized a thermal imaging camera to help detect brake problems and other issues. It marked the fourth year Delta police has hosted the joint forces operation.

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Delta is gathering data on the amount of farmland that is and isn’t being actively farmed. ests, Harvie also expressed concern that land will become overgrown. “It will be good information for council to have back on how much of this is happening in Delta. We know it is happening,” said Harvie. “Council can give staff better direction with that information as to what you’d like us to review to see what we can do to counter that.” Council agreed to proceed with an inventory of unused farmland, but also agreed with Hamilton’s request to include farm properties that are “misused.” “There’s lots of properties out there, I could name a half-dozen of them, that are being misused. I can see cars being left on them and you don’t know what’s going into the land,” said Hamilton.

“This arises from the question that came out of Victoria last year, and was studied quite extensively, I believe, in Saanich where property owners that were not farming or even attempting to farm were being taxed at the very lowest rate,” she said. “There was some discussion about that and the majority of communities are saying that is not a good thing, if you have good agricultural land it should be used.” Harvie noted the inventory will be linked to the work that’s about to get underway to create a new Delta agricultural plan. According to Metro Vancouver’s draft Regional Growth Strategy, anticipating successful applications to exclude land from the Agricultural Land Reserve has led some people to buy and hold farmland in

ing estate homes on ALR lands.” About 48 per cent of Delta is designated agricultural, according to the Official Community Plan. The document notes approximately 5.5 per cent of farmland is not in production and nine per cent is currently used for transportation, communications, commercial, service, recreation and other uses, including golf courses.

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Don’t stop discussion already TED MURPHY

MURPHY’S LAW It seems a shame to stop the discussion now. For several months, a lot of people have invested a lot of time talking about the future of the Southlands. There have been a number of well-attended public meetings as well as a whole lot of work behind the scenes. As a result, we know there are those who are dead-set against any development on the Tsawwassen property, those who are sweet on the Century Group’s proposal and those, quite likely making up the biggest segment of the population, who are somewhere in between. All of this discourse has come to a halt because Delta council, which found itself smack dab in the middle of the controversy, looked for a lifeline and found a convenient one in the form of a yet-tobe-completed regional plan. Delta says it won’t consider what to do with the Southlands until Metro Vancouver completes its Livable Region Strategic Plan, the same plan that’s attempting to reach consensus among 22 municipalities, an exercise Mayor Lois Jackson characterized as a “nightmare” earlier this year. Apparently they’re close to completing it, although I’ll believe that when it actually happens. So, we know the hiatus won’t last forever and the Southlands discussion will resume at some time in the future, at which point it would seem to be a waste to start all over again. Given Delta’s in no hurry to resume discussions, it would fall to Century Group to lead any form of consultation in the interim. It wouldn’t be civic sanctioned and I guess even carrying on the conversation infers those taking part are amenable to something happening on the property, a notion that doesn’t sit well with many. However, as much as there are entrenched camps on this one, more and more people are talking about finally bringing peace to the issue. They might not be sold on Century’s proposal, but they see enough in it to talk about how it could be amended and perhaps, dare I say, how this whole saga could be put to bed once and for all. As far as I’m concerned, the Century plan is the starting point for the next round of discussions with a goal of seeing whether it can be modified to suit a majority. Delta hasn’t shown much of an appetite to deal with this issue so if the developer is able to cobble together a project that is palatable to the majority of South Deltans, he could effectively take local politicians off the hook. Or we could wait and start the fighting anew once Metro Vancouver gets its house in order.

Keep speaking out because truth is exposed eventually DEBBIE McBRIDE

COMMUNITY COMMENT I woke early this morning to birdsong and as I lay enjoying the sounds only nature can provide, I was reminded of the 1962 book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. This was the book that awoke an environmental movement and gave voice to a public already suspicious of the type of so-called progress that was being sold to them by large industries and supported by shortsighted governments. The book’s subject was so alarming to chemical manufacturers they told the media if they reported on or published any excerpts from Silent Spring, or interviewed its author, they would pull their advertising. It was a threat worth millions of dollars. However, the media courageously did report on it and today we know with certainty those chemicals were not safe. As so often

happens, it was the raised voices of everyday people who demanded they be regulated. When answers were very slowly and reluctantly provided, those who were responsible, including government officials, refused to accept what we now know to be fact. The chemicals used to “improve” our world were killing us, yet sadly it took over 30 years for governments and industry to finally admit they were wrong. Politicians are again being told by their electorate that bad things are still being inflicted upon us, only to hear from rich and powerful companies, along with lapdog governments, that those people are crazy, alarmists or against everything. Really? We’re told (our own provincial and municipal governments come quickly to mind) that it’s the same people that complain about everything and they should be ignored. Over the years there have been some incredibly dedicated and, yes, stubborn folks that continue to be thorns in their sides over a number of issues. Time after time, those who have been shouting in the wilderness to warn us have been proven to be right all along. It is the citizens that

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understood the dangers long ago and waited for those they elected to represent them, who are now demanding they act on their behalf. And they are being ignored. The truth is governments have been enablers, allowing many large and dangerous mistakes to happen and continue on in spite of overwhelming evidence of harm done by rich and powerful corporations and, indeed, individuals. Not many grassroots organizations can afford to employ lobbyists and provide our government officials and their staff with fancy junkets, parties with celebrities under the guise of fact-finding meetings and conventions. Sadly, that seems to be how governments make decisions. In South Delta, this has been happening over and over again. Outdated and ill-conceived projects and plans are foisted upon us with no regard to our wishes or facts being presented to those we elected being taken into account. No, instead of being our advocates, our elected officials tell us we are ill informed, and we are lectured, patted on the head, ignored and told to go away. So, stand up and be counted, remembering this: a forest always starts as a single tree.

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April 28, 2010 The Delta Optimist A07 Letters to the Editor

CUSTOMER Bottle depot makes APPRECIATION & Saturday, you want to return DAYS Friday April 30 & May 1 members when not busy receiving bottles will actually go and help a customer clean, sort and count their cache of recyclables. The other day I brought in a couple of large bags and that is exactly what they did. Before I knew it a staff member was there helping me. Sure, I was the only customer at the time, but they did not have to help me. It was much appreciated. I was out of there in a jiffy and onto what I’d much rather be doing. It’s not as if there is stiff competition out there motivating them to go the extra mile. I can’t quite put my finger on but it is obvious the owners and operators of this establishment have got it right. It is quite obvious it is not just a business to them, it is a labour of love. It is about having a servant’s heart. Congratulations, Tsawwassen Bottle Depot, for raising the bar. David Horvath

Those passing through ’Grove reminded of lower speed limit

Editor: To the woman who passed me on 16th Avenue last Saturday at 10 a.m., the speed limit in Beach Grove is 30 km/h and is clearly posted at all entry points to the neighbourhood. If you feel Beach Grove drivers are going too slowly and need to be passed recklessly, perhaps you should avoid our neighbourhood altogether. We live in Beach Grove because of the safe streets and community atmosphere. Please reconsider before pulling another reckless stunt like this in our neighbourhood. Carolyn Gidyk

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A08 The Delta Optimist April 28, 2010 Letters to the Editor

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Editor: I have been following the conversation regarding how we should go forward with the management of our waste in the Lower Mainland. It would seem there are several trains of thought, including the installation of several waste incinerators in the Lower Mainland, the movement of waste to Washington state and continuing to send trash to the Cache Creek Landfill. I understand the minister and many others are concerned about the Fraser Valley air shed and the impacts of incinerators on the local air quality. It has been recognized for many

years the Lower Mainland air shed is a geographical “trap” for air pollutants. As the majority of B.C. residents reside in this air shed, it would seem appropriate to minimize air pollution in this area, thus ensuring less ongoing health problems. Given the various alternatives suggested, it appears to me a possible alternative not yet considered in the pursuit of a resolution to the Lower Mainland’s garbage problem. I suggest investigating the utilization of empty coal cars returning to the interior from Roberts Bank to transport Lower Mainland waste materials to the landfill in Cache Creek. Here are

some facts to support the proposal: • The Fraser Valley air shed is extremely sensitive to trapped air pollution due to the geography of the region. • Waste incinerators on the Lower Mainland would increase (albeit in a somewhat controlled manner) air pollution, thus adding to the increasing Fraser Valley load. • Waste incinerators create both solid waste (metals that can be reused) and fly ash residue that still must be disposed of in a landfill. • The Cache Creek Landfill has recently been approved for 20 years of additional growth.

• There are presently 28 daily 500-kilometre return truck trips to the Cache Creek Landfill. • There are simultaneously a number of coal trains (with upward of 100 cars) that leave Roberts Bank on a daily basis, returning empty all the way back to Sparwood. These coal cars travel through Ashcroft. • The rail cars are designed to be unloaded automatically and would appear suitable to take waste materials to a site at Ashcroft where they could be unloaded and the waste then trucked the short distance (10 kilometres) to Cache Creek. • The route by which

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these trains return to the interior passes through several locations on the Lower Mainland that would also facilitate the filling of the cars with waste materials collected from various Lower Mainland regions. • It may be the air shed in the Cache Creek area, being outside the Fraser Valley, may be more suitable for the installation of a waste incinerator facility if required. • If so, Cache Creek is less than 45 kilometres from the Kelly Lake substation, therefore any power generation at the waste facility could be connected into the provincial grid with relative ease. Alternatively, power generated could be used to feed the local areas. • As waste incinerators

create both solid and fly ash as byproducts, these could be disposed of in the adjoining landfill. Landfills in the Lower Mainland would not be required on an ongoing basis. The benefits of this proposal include: • Reduced air pollution in the Lower Mainland air shed. • No trucks travelling daily to Cache Creek. • Net neutral emissions from the trains that are returning to the interior. • Increased employment in the Ashcroft /Cache Creek area (areas likely impacted by reduced forestry operations). • No requirement for waste incinerators in the Lower Mainland. Cecil Dunn

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A10 The Delta Optimist April 28, 2010 Letters to the Editor

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ways to keep school districts looking like they did before money became a problem for them. School districts need to accept the fact that things are no longer the way they were — and they need to emphasize their public, democratic and equitable strengths. If we have fewer students, then we don’t require budgets, staff or facilities to offer programs the way we did when numbers were larger and growing. Makes sense to me. When my kids grow and leave home, I need a smaller house. There is a huge negative effect deriving from the proliferation of these academies. Why call them academies, by the way? They are expensive, exclusive, private programs operating in and on the backs of supposedly public facilities, to the benefit of a few. These programs are divisive. They are also corrosive. They have nothing to do with — like what has been reported to have been said by the chair of the school board in another forum — “allowing kids to learn the way they like to learn.” They don’t. They may allow a select few to “do something during the school day that they want and like to do.” That’s a very different thing. Dale Saip’s reported comment suggests an argument, too, that the significantly larger segments of school populations not enrolled in academy kinds of programs are left to “learn the way they don’t like to learn.” Our school system is fast becoming no longer public, but rather a two-tier blend of private and public.

Schools say, for example, that families who cannot afford to have their children participate in expensive academy programs need only approach the school principal in confidence and arrangements can be made to assist. Reality bites here. People do not easily humble themselves in this way and students and families who it might be hoped would approach the school administration never identify themselves. These kinds of fee-based programs that are proliferating are not necessary and they are not appropriate. The public school system should not be subsidizing private, exclusive experiences that are widely available elsewhere. They only contribute to social stratification, alienation and conflict — that we already have much more than enough of in our communities and in our lives. There is a solution. It may sound fanciful and/or naïve, but it’s a starting point. Ban any “for fee” programs. If parents of means are honestly intent on having academy kinds of activities available for children at a school, then they could elect to contribute an appropriate sum to be directed to the development of the academy to make that program experience available to any student in the school who would qualify to participate by reason of interest and ability, but not by virtue of having the cash available. School districts should find other, more realistic and more sensitive, ways to address their funding shortfalls. Firth Bateman

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Editor: Academy not elementary, April 21 Again we hear — although we are told it’s only a “rumour” and one “meeting” to explore the possibility — that another academy may be being proposed for the Delta school district, fast becoming the academy capital of the western hemisphere. I live in North Delta. My children graduated from what used to be the public school system here. These academies are not progressive developments; they are markedly retrogressive and our school systems are becoming less and less public because of the thinking that gives rise to them. Following on the heels of the recent budget consultation meeting of the Delta school board, the question has to be: “Why is it that our public school systems seem absolutely intent on playing to their weaknesses?” These academies — which charge students (and their families) onerous fees to enroll — accomplish little but to facilitate the restrictive funding policies imposed on school districts by the provincial Ministry of Education that school districts decry in the same breath they announce another academy. It would be a horse of an entirely different colour if hockey and theatre and soccer and equestrian were being announced to address creative and inclusive public school programming initiatives. That is not why these programs are being established, however. Their primary purpose is to make money — to try to find

Editor: On behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon’s Richmond, Delta and New Westminster Area Office, I would like to take this opportunity to offer heartfelt thanks to the people of South Delta for their continuing support of the foundation during Heart Month. In February, volunteers in our communities put their hearts into it and raised more than $119,000 for vital heart and stroke research, surpassing our 2010 goal.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon has invested over $200 million in cardiovascular research and public education to save lives. Since 1955, the foundation has helped reduce the death rate from cardiovascular disease by 70 per cent. Still, one in three Canadian deaths are the result of heart disease and stroke. Today, the foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, continues to lead in eliminating heart disease and stroke through the advancement of

research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy. Once again, I would like to thank the many people in South Delta who supported the campaign — both our incredible volunteers and the countless donors. With your help we are moving one step closer to achieving our vision of generations free from heart disease and stroke. B. Joan Mann Area Manager Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon

April 28, 2010 The Delta Optimist A11 Letters to the Editor

Better options than dragging junk to the curb Editor: Delta should consider canceling its spring cleaning program and provide alternative solutions in order to reduce waste and promote responsible consumerism. All municipalities, with the exceptions of Delta and Port Moody, have stopped the spring cleaning program to create new environmental initiatives for the responsible disposal of large appliances, furniture and bagged excess garbage. It is not in line with Delta’s Zero Waste Challenge, a program that

encourages everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle. While Delta prides itself as a municipality preserved by hand and heart, there needs to be more hearts out for sustainability and hands to take action. By replacing spring cleaning with another initiative, residents can be more responsible in regards to waste disposal decisions. Some excellent programs that Delta can follow from other municipalities are: 1. City-wide garage sale This highly successful program implemented in Port Coquitlam and

Coquitlam provides opportunities to reuse and recycle household items rather than dispose of them in landfills. Delta can promote community recycling in a centralized location as residents have the ability to sell their used household items to others who may find it useful. 2. Large item pick up program This program essentially minimizes costs by offering an easy way to have items picked up right from their homes only if it is required by the resident. There is a limit imposed as to how

much a household can throw away per year, which limits the accumulation of waste. As a result, residents are encouraged to think of other ways to handle old goods. 3. Spring planting Ever seen a bathtub fully decorated in blooming sunflowers, ferns and herbs? Instead of trashing your broken bicycle or your large sofa bed, how about planting them? As absurd as it may sound, planting flowers and greens all over the old furniture can look amazingly beautiful. The costs for implementing the

spring cleaning can be used to designate a spring planting garden where people can be creative in planting human made materials for enjoyment. Other ways local residents can avoid spring cleaning is to use the Internet. People can learn how to best deal with old appliances in a sustainable and creative way by just doing a search on Google. There are also popular buy and sell websites such as Craigslist and eBay where any items can be advertised for free. You never know when someone

might see your trash as a treasure. It is time for Delta to bring the community together and work towards a greener future. As the Kenyan proverb quotes, “Treat the Earth well, it was not given to you by your parents. It was loaned to you by your children.” If Delta and its residents work together towards a sustainable future, then the community can truly live up to preserving the land with abundant hearts and hands. So Delta, time to be creative in trash. Ives Leung

Entertainers appreciate help staging the show Editor: The United Entertainers would like to thank the many businesses, sponsors and those who gave of their time to help stage this year’s show. Once Upon a Time ... Happily Never After took audiences on a musical journey through four fairy tales. This year’s show raised money for the Delta Food Bank and Delta Hospice. Jill Rasmussen Producer United Entertainers

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“It was a big effect. They didn’t say we couldn’t fly, but we had to jump through several hoops. Those hoops were very time consuming and not very cost effective especially for flight training,” said Amelia Kerr, a flight instructor and director of marketing and sales at Canadian Flight Centre. Pilots and students had to be registered with an integrated security unit, flights had to be authorized ahead of time and security screening and a search of

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Envision’s profits allow it to support communities Despite the sluggish economy, Envision Financial announced positive growth in 2009, which allowed it to continue to make an impact on the communities it serves. “Last year, Envision contributed $1.4 million to our local communities through various scholarships, sponsorships and donations,” said president Bev Brown. “By asking the entire organization to work towards lowering operating costs while at the same time focusing on greater diversification of our revenue sources, Envision was able to channel its success back to our members.” B.C.’s third largest credit union, Envision earned $22.1 million in profits last

year, up almost 90 per cent over 2008. Total assets under administration for 2009 were $3.6 billion, down from $3.8 billion the previous year. Envision also paid $380,000 in dividends to its members, bringing the total dividends paid over the last decade to more than $6 million. Members interested in learning more about the company’s 2009 fiscal year are invited to the annual general meeting on Monday, May 31 at Newlands Golf & Country Club in Langley at 7:30


*** A new homecare health service is coming to Delta. Last week, Comcare Health Services, a Canadian community-based health care provider, announced it is expanding its current service area from Surrey to other regions served by the Fraser Health Authority, including Delta. The company was chosen after FHA issued a request for proposals last February. Clients in the region who currently receive home support services through various service providers will be transitioned to Comcare


Health Services by June 21 in an effort to streamline services in the region. Comcare has been providing home support in the Lower Mainland for more than 30 years. For community health workers currently providing home support in the Fraser Health region, Comcare is hosting an open house today from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. at The Compass Point Inn, 9850 King George Hwy., Surrey. For more information visit or call 604-520-3813.

*** When the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association last week announced the finalists for Metro Vancouver’s first-ever home renovation awards — the renOVATION Awards — more than one Delta company was on the list. Kenorah Construction and Design led the way with 10 finalist nominations, including: Best Kitchen $40,000-$79,999, Best Kitchen $80,000$119,999, Best Bathroom $20,000-$39,999, Best

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In my household, I have always been the main mealprep person. The sons eat, but do not prep. The spouse eats, but does not prep. Heavens knows, I have tried to recruit prep people. But when I’ve tried, the sons have fled to their bedrooms — or to McDonald’s. The husband became a master at the barbecue, but not in the kitchen. A month or two ago, I tried again. The sons were away at school, so I looked squarely at the only person remaining. The husband. “Listen,” I said. “I’m tired of being the main meal-prep person. From now on, you prep one meal a week.” The husband looked pan-

I glared at him. “And we could ensure there’s colour,” he said. “Take popcorn and tea; now there’s a nice colour contrast.” I swallowed. Hard. “I am also considering something called ‘Do-ityourself-night’,” the husband continued. “That will be when we — oh, I don’t know — just forge out on our own to find something for dinner. Could be fun.” I glared. Again. “Sounds a lot like Scramble Day,” I said. “What’s the difference?” The husband pondered. And scratched his chin. And said nothing. “We order pizza?” I suggested. “Maybe,” he said. “Or Chinese.” So Thursday, we ordered pizza. Next Thursday, not a chance.



Then Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday night, I did the meal prep — as usual. We ate salmon, And rice. And multi-coloured veggies. “So,” I said. “Thursday’s just two days away.” The husband looked at me as though I’d lost it. “Yes,” he said. “And Friday is three days away.” “Are you forgetting?” I asked. “Your first meal-prep day?” The husband swallowed. Once again. “You know,” he said, “I have come up with a plan. Thursday is going to be something I call ‘Scramble Day.’ It is going to be fun beyond belief.” “Scramble Day?” I asked. “What is Scramble Day?” “It’s something I invented!” he said. “At dinner time, we just — you know — scramble around and find something to eat. Soup. Eggs. Popcorn. Tea. Whatever.”

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icked. “This will involve shopping,” I said. “And before the shopping, comes the planning. There will be lists involved. There will be bakeries to visit, along with butchers and vegetable markets.” The husband swallowed. Hard. “There may be sauces to make,” I said. “I like sauces. You will not only have to consider nutrition, but other things besides. Like colour.” “Colour,” he said quietly, looking at his watch. “Yes,” I said. “Colour. Any good meal-prep person knows that a meal does not only have to taste good. It also has to look good. It has to have eye appeal.” “Eye appeal?” he said. “Why do you keep on asking questions?” I said. “A week from Thursday, mister meal-prep. You’re on.” A week disappeared. Sunday came and went.

A16 The Delta Optimist April 28, 2010 In the Community

Look What’s Happening

at KinVillage!

Canadian Wheelchair Dance Academy

Celebrates gold medal video performances from Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics & Paralympics Games. 1pm Fri April 30. Admission by donation.

FREE Salsa Colossus!


Everyone invited. 7pm-10pm Sat, May 1st. Enjoy one hour salsa class 7pm-8pm, then dance on til 10pm.


Fashion Show Luncheon for Cruising by Unique Boutique

12 Noon Fri, May 7. Enter a draw at the luncheon for a chance to win cruise from Holland America. Tickets $11 & $13.

Mother’s Day Brunch

10:30am til 12 noon, Sun, May 9. Members $22.50, Non-members $24.50, Child 12 and under $12.50.

Food & Wine Tasting Event Fundraiser Culinary Olympic Team of BC & Kinsmen Retirement Centre Foundation. 7pm Fri, May 14. Tickets $90.

Charity gala in Ladner to benefit pair of causes

High Tea

with ElderCollege Singers

Fri, May 21. 2pm Tea followed at 2:30pm with ElderCollege Art Concert. Tickets $6.95 and $7.95.

21st Annual Festival Polynesia Dance Competition

Sat, May 29 and Sun, May 30. 2-Day event pass $10, Child 12 and under FREE with accompanying adult. Luau on Saturday is extra price.

Hall Rentals

Up to 300 persons. Call Anne Siemens 604-943-7625 for information and bookings (catering available).


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Tickets are now on sale for a charity gala planned for later this spring. Ladner’s Robyn Thomson is in training because in August she will climb Mount Kilimanjaro in an effort to raise $10,000 for Delta Hospice. She will be joined by friend Alison Hogg, who also grew up in Ladner, who is doing the climb to benefit the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To help in reaching their fundraising goals, the two women are planning The Kili Gala. The event is scheduled for June 5 at the Ladner Community Centre from 7 p.m. until midnight. The gala will feature entertainment, including African drumming, a DJ and dancing, as well as 50/50 and raffle draws, and refreshments. Currently, Thomson said, there are more than two dozen prizes to be raffled off. Tickets for The Kili Gala cost $20, which covers

admission and two raffle tickets. All of the net proceeds from the event will go directly to the Delta Hospice Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Tickets can be purchased by e-mailing Thomson at climbforhospice@gmail. com or at Open Space Yoga and Evolutions Salon. Thomson became involved with the hospice after seeing how helpful the services are to those in need. Three years ago, Thomson’s world was turned upside down when her close friend’s husband, Kirk Holifield, was murdered. Holifield, 35, died after he was found shot several times in his truck on the side of Westminster Highway in Richmond in the early hours of Jan. 11, 2007. Thomson said that she, along with Kirk’s widow Elli and his parents Michele and Bert all sought help from Delta Hospice as they dealt with the senseless

Robyn Thomson Climbing Kilimanjaro death of their son, husband and friend. “Without hospice I don’t think any of us would have gotten through it,” she said. Since then, Thomson has volunteered as a member of the hospice’s vigil team but she said she wanted to do more and set her sights on conquering Mount Kilimanjaro, which is in Tanzania, Africa, and raising $10,000. Both Thomson and Hogg have set up websites to chronicle their adventures. Visit www.climbforhospice. com and

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Hospital tourney presented again by firefighters Preparations for the Delta Hospital Foundation’s Delta Health Golf Classic are in full swing. In its 11th year, the annual hospital fundraiser, which will take place on Thursday, May 27, is once again being presented by the Delta Fire Fighters Charitable Society. The tournament will return to King’s Links, a Scottish-style course overlooking beautiful Boundary Bay. Firefighters have supported the tournament since its inception and are always on hand manning the barbecue station on the course. Tournament chair and foundation board member Bruce Fougner is grateful for their support. “They make this tournament something really special in the community,” says Fougner. “It’s just great having the guys out to help at the event and we never have to worry about the

food being burned.” In 2009, over $146,000 was raised to fund new arthroscopy equipment for wrist and ankle surgery. The always sold-out tournament features an 18-hole round, power cart, barbecue lunch, golf contests, cocktail reception, dinner sponsored by the River House, raffles and a live auction. All tournament entries by May 6 will be eligible for the early bird “Ladner Luxury Escape” draw that includes a night at River Run Cottages, dinner for two at La Belle Auberge Restaurant and a guided kayaking tour with Kaymaran Adventures. Individual or team registration is now open at www. or by phone at 604-940-9695. For more information on the tournament, volunteer or sponsorship information, contact Ana Arciniega at



Delta Health Golf Classic chair Bruce Fougner (second from right) is joined by Delta firefighters (from left) Guy McKintuck, Kelly Olson and Ryan Hecker

New manager for Delta libraries The Fraser Valley Regional Library announced last week the appointment of Gillian McLeod as the new library manager of Delta. McLeod will assume leadership from acting library manager Frances Thomson on May 10. McLeod holds both a

master of library and information science and a master of theological studies. She has extensive experience leading and implementing a diverse array of library management services in both public and academic libraries across Canada and the United States.

While You’re Here, Enter to Win A $250.00 Mall Shopping Spree! Ballots available at Sublime Art Supplies & Gallery 1 Entry Person, No Purchase necessary Winner will be contacted by phone on Monday, May 10th, 2010.

Delta Potters Spring Sale

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Friday, April 30 Saturday, May 1 Sunday, May 2

A18 The Delta Optimist April 28, 2010 In the Community


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Bereavement Coordinator Delta Hospice Society is seeking a part-time Bereavement Coordinator to join our dynamic team of volunteers and staff at the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner, BC. This position will include working with volunteers and counselling staff, facilitating groups and coordinating community, volunteer and professional education on grief and loss. The successful candidate will need to work flexible hours and demonstrate work experience in the area of grief and loss, group facilitation and program coordination. Expected start date is mid August, 2010. Please send a resume and description of your philosophy of bereavement support to by May 30, 2010. No calls please. Visit - Join our Team - for a position description.

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Probus Club of South Delta president Roger Emsley (left) presents a plaque to outgoing club president Paul Sansom at the group’s recent annual general meeting.

New president at helm of South Delta Probus Club

Call 604-946-4451 for more info.

Roger Emsley would like to see membership increase for organization geared to retired business people BY


The Probus Club of South Delta’s new president is hoping to grow the group’s membership. The local non-profit club, which was founded in 2002, hosts monthly meetings featuring guest speakers discussing a range of topics and other social events. “It’s an opportunity for retired and semi-retired people to get together once a month,” said Roger Emsley, who became presi-

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dent at the group’s annual general meeting in March.

“It’s an opportunity for retired and semiretired people to get together once a month.”

Roger Emsley

The club is geared towards those with a business or professional background and meets from September through June on the third Wednesday of each month at the Tsawwassen Golf & Country Club. A few years ago there were about 90 members and now that’s down to just over 70, said Emsley, who joined in 2004. He said he enjoys the opportunity to hear a vari-

ety of speakers on different topics, learn something new, get together with others and discuss things with people in an atmosphere where there’s no pressure of any kind. Past guest speakers have included Delta CAO George Harvie and Century Group president Sean Hodgins. The club has also gone on trips to local wineries, Bard on the Beach and Fraser Downs. In July, there’s a trip planned to Saturna Island. There’s an annual fee of $40 for members and $20 for spouses. There’s also an initiation fee of $15 for new members. The group’s next meeting is on May 19. Contact Emsley at 604946-7250 or emsley@ for more information about the club.


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April 28, 2010 The Delta Optimist A19

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Prices effective at all British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba Safeway stores Wednesday, April 28 thru Friday, April 30, 2010. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is defined by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the specified advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free.


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April 28, 2010 The Delta Optimist A21


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A22 The Delta Optimist April 28, 2010 In the Community

How to Grow a Child’s Brain

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Early childhood is a vital time for the human brain. Abilities and talents are hard wired during these years, building the brain reserve that is needed for an entire lifetime. Gary Anaka, one of B.C.’s top brain-based learning facilitators, will lead a Ladner Pioneer Library workshop next week at Kin House. At How to Grow a Child’s Brain, Anaka will help parents discover: • How to nourish the young brain; • What brain killers to

The Tsawwassen Rotary Club’s Masters Golf Pool made savvy golf prognosticators and several local organizations happy. Pictured from left are: Tom Smith, Rotary Club of Tsawassen president; Jeff Norris, $5,000 grand prize winner; Scott Stoilen, Tsawwassen Minor Softball Association president; Jill Moore, $100 winner; Dianne Forward, Tsawwassen Rotary Club; Mark Friesen, Delta Gymnastics; Carlene Lewall, Delta Gymnastics; Murray Lott, $100 winner; Brent Wallace, $1,000 second prize winner; and Rick Lewall, president-elect of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen

avoid; • How the brain learns best; • How to brain smart kids; and • Ten strategies to build a brain for a lifetime of optimal performance. The workshop, set for Thursday, May 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., is co-sponsored by the Delta Early Childhood Development Committee. Seating is limited, so come early. For more information, visit or call the library at 604-9466215.

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April 28, 2010 The Delta Optimist A23 In the Community


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Art finds new home in women’s club’s upcoming sale BY


Looking for a painting to complement your art collection? You may want to visit the University Women’s Club of South Delta’s Once Loved Art Sale on May 7 and 8 in Tsawwassen. Expect to find watercolours, acrylics, oils, originals and prints, says organizer Olga Cragg. “This year the quality is very good, she said, adding about 160 paintings have been donated as of late last week. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards bursaries for post secondary education for local women.

“We’re very pleased that some well-known artists have contributed,” she said, giving examples like Jeane Duffey, Francine Noreau and John Horton. Prices start at $5 and go up to $300. A Lalique crystal vase and a pair of paintings will be raffled off at the sale. The art sale will take place on Friday, May 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172-56th St. The club will be accepting donations of paintings up until April 30. To donate a painting call Anna at 604943-0042 or Mary at 604952-7044.

Gold medal dreams have given way to flying dreams, as Olympic airspace restrictions have now been lifted. Starting at 11am, Canadian Flight Centre is hosting a special event to launch the spring training season, and our return to regular flight operations. Whether you’re an experienced pilot, or curious about becoming one, we invite you to stop by. In addition to many aviation personalities & unique aircraft, the day will feature: • Aircraft & hangar tours leaving every hour. • Free flights every hour. • Raffle tickets for aerobatic flights, with proceeds going to Angel Flight BC. • Free ground school sessions. • Meet flight instructors and airline pilots. • Career planning sessions. • Barbeque - hosted by the Air Cadets. • CASARA - search & rescue presentation.

Good luck, Ron! It’s fair to say that in the Vancouver aviation community, Ron Harcus is a legend. After 30 years of owning Canadian Flight Centre, and helping thousands of people follow their aviation dreams, he’s finally easing up on the throttle. Join us at 4pm to offer your best wishes to Ron as he officially retires, and sets a course for new challenges in life.

• Aviation opportunities by Women In Aviation. • Static display & info by the Aerobatic Club of BC.

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Once Loved Art Sale committee members Jill Weldon (back row left), Allison Smyth, Anna Gebrail, Jan Kerklaan, Olga Cragg (kneeling) and Joan Lundell take a break from preparing for the fundraiser event set for May 7 and 8 in Tsawwassen.

Saturday, May 1st

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Tsawwassen resident Marc Locquiao swims at the Ladner Leisure Centre during the 11th annual Delta Triathlon on Saturday. Over 400 people took part in the event.

Endurance test Over 400 take part in Delta Triathlon on Saturday

Over 400 people took part in the 11th annual Delta Triathlon in Ladner on Saturday. Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jasper Blake finished first in the adult category, ahead of nearly 330 other racers. The adult portion of the event, billed as a short-distance race and great warm up for the season for those with experience,

consists of a 700-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike and five-kilometre run. Maya Munzar from Cobble Hill won the Kids of Steel youth race (12- to 15years-old) while Annelise Lapointe from Vancouver won the kids category (8- to 11years-old). For complete event results visit www.

photos by Chung Chow Visit for more photos from the event

A racer wipes out on the second lap turn. He got back up and continued with the triathlon.

Ladnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Malcolm Smillie (left) in the running section of the triathlon. Darrion Kerr (middle) had his game face on as he waited with the first batch of kids for the 7:30 a.m. start while Hannah Henry (right) is seen crossing the finish line.

April 28, 2010 The Delta Optimist A25 Feedback

Early results of a Delta-funded transportation study show Tsawwassen’s major intersections are seeing traffic volumes well under capacity during peak hours. The busiest junction is Highway

17 and 56th Street at 72 per cent capacity, while 56th Street at 16th Avenue (69 per cent) and 56th Street at 12th Avenue (59 per cent) are among other busy intersections. The Optimist asked:

Could intersections handle more vehicles?

Bill Fulcher They can always handle more vehicles. The question is, how slow are they? We can’t have 1,900 new homes in this area and congest this road even more.

Monica Burrow Yes, I would say I think so. I don’t have the feeling that I have to wait too long. It doesn’t take more patience than it does anywhere else, around here.

You can have your say on this issue by taking part in our web poll at www.

Jeremy Doherty Yes, they could. Just the main street is packed (56th Street). Everywhere else is pretty low.

Ron Buziak They always could, but it’s too busy now.

Dave Lay I think they can handle more vehicles in the short term but a plan should be in place to handle increased volumes.

Last week we asked you:

Will you sign the HST petition? • 92.74 per cent said yes, I’m opposed to the HST. • 4.03 per cent said no, I support

the HST. • 3.23 per cent said I’m undecided about the HST.

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A26 The Delta Optimist April 28, 2010 Coming Events

Free yourself ... on Galiano Island

Clubs & Groups ◆The Ladner Single Parents Support Group wishes to invite single parents with dependent children to a free dinner at the Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St., Ladner, on Wednesday, April 28. Doors open at 5:10 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. For further information contact Tanya at 778389-0654.

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◆Help celebrate the success of the wheelchair dancers Olympic and Paralympic performances at KinVillage

Community Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen on April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. Following a screening of the Olympic performances, the teams will perform their routines live. Refreshments will be served and guests will have an opportunity to meet the dancers and the volunteers. Admission by donation. ◆Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop will have a collectibles sale on Wednesday, May 5. ◆Delta Women’s Connection presents a Mother’s Day brunch on Thursday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. It costs $16 at the door. Guests include Shoppers Drug Mart cosmetic department’s Chelsea Resek, counselor and singer Jan Swindells and Sacred Harmony. RSVP with Elaine at 604952-0151 by May 4. ◆How to Grow a Child’s Brain for newborns, toddlers and preschool children is set for Thursday, May 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kin House (next door to the Ladner Pioneer Library) at 5050-47th Ave. Seating is limited. For more information visit www.braincoach. ca, or call 604-946-6215.


◆We welcome the community to our bi-annual event, which is a wonderful way to get to know Ecole South Park School community and it’s tons of fun. The fair features a cake walk, plant and garden sale, lots of carnival-style games, horsey hop,and much more. Held at the school Friday, May 7

from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact ◆On Friday, May 7 parents of the 2010 DSS graduating class will be hosting the annual Dry Grad Celebration at the Ladner Community Centre from midnight to 6 a.m. Music and games will be played throughout the night. While we are working to keep disturbances to a minimum, we ask for your patience of any increased noise levels. The students will begin the celebration at DSS with the Red Carpet Walk at 3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. ◆Evergreen Garden Club has plant sales on Saturday, May 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5258 Saratoga Dr., Tsawwassen and on Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 5498 Grove Ave., Ladner. Specialty plants and perennials, gardening questions answered. Info at 604-9400937. ◆Join the Delta Nature group for our May meeting. Oliver Busby will speak on invasive alien non-native wildlife species and how they impact our ecosystem. We will be meeting on Monday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cammidge House on Boundary Bay. Everyone is welcome. No cost. Call Joanne at 604946-2240. ◆The Tsawwassen Tuesday Ladies Golf Club welcomes new members. Play Tuesday mornings until October. For more information call Rita at 604-535-0932.



Delta Community Choir and

Tapestry Come hear Delta’s premier choral organization as we take you on a musical journey of joy. Be entertained with an upbeat program of spirituals, folk and more! Selections include: “Somebody to Love” from the hit TV show, “Glee”, “The Circle of Life: from Disney’s “The Lion King”, “No Rocks A-Cryin” by Rollo Dilworth.

Musical Director, Danielle Hamilton Accompanist, Paul Kemp

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April 28, 2010 The Delta Optimist A27 Coming Events Seniors ◆There’s a birthday lunch on Friday, April 30 at 12:30 p.m. at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 515547th Ave., Delta. Members $6, guests $7. ◆A Salsa Colossus will be presented by the Triplett School of Ballroom Dance at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen, from 7 to 10 p.m. on May 1. A free onehour salsa class will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. followed by dancing. Everyone is invited to participate and enjoy the Latin rhythm of the salsa. Licensed premises. ◆There’s a South Delta Seniors Travel trip to Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino on Friday, May 7. It costs $39 for members and $41 for non-members. Includes a buffet dinner at the clubhouse. Tickets are at KinVillage and McKee House.

◆A Mother’s Day Brunch at McKee is on Sunday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families are welcome. Members: $18. Guests: $20. Children: 6 to 12: $12, 5 and under free. Reservations are required. Cut-off is on May 6. Special Events ◆Port Guichon Elementary School is hosting its annual Spring Fair on Friday, April 30 from 5:30 until 8:30 pm. Carnival games, bouncy castle, silent auction, tea room, garden shop, reptile room, entertainer Matt Levy and more. Located at 438146A St., Ladner. ◆KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen will host a food and wine tasting event to support the BC Culinary Olympic Team on May 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. A variety of dishes, paired with BC wines and prepared by first class chefs will be available for tasting. The theme for this semi-formal event will be Spanish with entertainment by Karen Flamenco and Spanish guitar. This semi-formal event will include a live and silent auction. Tickets are $90 and may be purchased at KinVillage Community Centre, Mud Bay Wines, Superior Fish Market and Illuminate Restorante.

Proceeds from the event go to the Culinary Olympic Team and KinVillage. Call 604-943-0225. Fund Raisers ◆The Ladner Lawn Bowling Club invites you to their annual Garage, Plants and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 5128-47th Ave., Ladner. Drop by and enjoy a fresh scone and cup of coffee or tea while selecting plants for your garden, home baked goods for your family and you just might find that special item that you can’t live without. ◆Gwen’s Growing and Giving Plant Sale will be on May 1 from 9 a.m. to noon rain or shine at 5122-44th Ave., Ladner. Contact Judy Matilda at 604-946-2069 or e-mail for more information or to donate a plant for the sale. Partial proceeds to the Delta Hospice Society. ◆Tsawwassen Legion is hosting a wine tasting, cheese, pasta dinner and soft jazz night to benefit Canadian Mental Health Association, Delta Branch, featuring Yellow Tail wines and music by Chameleon on Saturday, May 1. Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45. Call 604943-1878, e-mail cmha. or call the Legion at 604-943-0232 for more information.

◆There will be a spring bazaar at Ladner United Church, 4960-48th Ave., on Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring crafts and handmade cards, Baking and more. Have your car washed by our youth group. ◆A garage sale fundraiser for a missionary to Armenia will take place on Saturday, May 1 at 4850-34B Avenue, Ladner (off Arthur Drive) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you would like more information, or if you have any good used items you would like to donate to this cause, phone 604-946-7175. ◆The University Women’s Club of South Delta and the Delta Arts Council are jointly sponsoring the fundraiser Once Loved Art Sale to provide scholarships and bursaries for local women students. The group is requesting donations of artwork such as oils, watercolours, reproductions, sculptures and other framed or unframed pieces that can be sold at the sale to be held on May 7 and May 8 at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre on 1172-56th St., Tsawwassen. For pick-ups or more information, call Olga (604-943-3923) or Caroline (604-943-4358). Donations can be dropped off until April 30 at South Delta Secondary School (75053rd St., Tsawwassen) and Delta Secondary School

(4615-51st St., Ladner). ◆The Delta Choral Society is holding its first annual fundraiser dinner, Show Down at the Delta Chorale. Dance to the sounds of local band Doghouse after you enjoy dinner and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the Delta Choral Society, which operates the Delta Community Choir and Tapestry, our choir for young adults. The event happens Saturday, May 8 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Western attire is welcome. Tickets are $40 and include buffet dinner and a beverage. For tickets, contact Laurine at or deltacommunitychoir@gmail. com. Arts ◆Delta Potters have a spring sale on April 30 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), May 1 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and May 2 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at the South Delta Recreation Centre, 1720-56th St., Tsawwassen. Visit www. for more information. ◆Opening April 29 and running until May 23, the South Delta Artists’ Guild presents Artist’s Eye at the Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery (adjacent to South Delta Rec Centre). This show profiles how artists can see the world in their own unique way. For infor-

mation on upcoming shows and workshops visit ◆The Delta Community Choir and Tapestry invite you to celebrate our 25th season with Joy! A Spring choral celebration at the Tsawwassen Alliance Church, 4951-12th Ave., on Saturday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for students/ seniors and $5 for kids 12 and under. Tickets available at the door or Mud Bay Wines at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall. ◆Delta Sings, under the direction of John Trepp, will be performing two concerts in Ladner and Tsawwassen in May. Sharing the Joy of Music is on Friday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner and on Saturday, May 8 at 8 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Tickets will be available at the door at a price of $10. For more information contact Cyril at 604-946-9124. The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls).

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◆A Luncheon and Fashions for Cruising show will be held at KinVillage Community Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen at noon on Friday, May 7. Clothing from the Unique Boutique will be featured. Tickets are available at the Community Centre, $11 members and $13 nonmembers. A representative from Holland America will be making a brief presenta-

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Delta Sports Sports Editor: Mark Booth

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Isles open with split

Junior “A” lacrosse team cruises past Langley then falls on road to Lakers BY


A new era for the Delta Islanders looked too much like the old one during their visit to Burnaby on Sunday night. On the heels of a regular season opening win against the Langley Knights, the Islanders hoped to make an early statement against an opponent that has owned them since their inception into the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League. Instead, the Burnaby Lakers blitzed them for seven goals in the opening period and never looked back in a 12-7 win. It was a rough debut for rookie netminder Kyle Fredrick who surrendered six goals on 13 shots including three in a 58-second span that all but sealed Delta’s fate with 50 minutes still remaining. The outburst chased Fredrick from the net in favour of Blake Duncan. The Islanders managed to play the Lakers even over the final two periods, however, it’s going to take a 60minute effort if they intend to compete with the top

four clubs in the league. Veteran Carlton Schuss led Delta with a goal and two assists. Michael Berekoff, Matt Messenger, Mike Bloudin and Ryan Keith had the other goals. The Islanders were coming off a 12-7 home floor win over Langley that produced plenty of encouraging signs. With Mitchell Jones opting to focus on his hockey career and sniper Logan Schuss still at Ohio State University, the Islanders are going to need others to step up in the scoring department. Former first overall midget draft pick Mike Mallory showed he is more than capable by producing a career-high eight points, including four goals. The Pitt Meadows product also showed he didn’t mind dropping the gloves in a third period scrap with the Thunder’s Scott Rouse. Berekoff also looks poised for a breakout year. He enjoyed a five point night with a hat trick. Eric Turra and Schuss each scored twice, while Cody Hawkins chipped in with a goal and an assist

as Delta outshot Langley 47-28. Mike Henry, who was the Islanders’ top pick in this year’s midget draft and will be playing for the Delta’s intermediate “A” team, didn’t look out of place in a call-up role. The Islanders return to action on Saturday when the Nanaimo Timbermen visit the Ladner Leisure Centre at 5 p.m.




(Top) Mike Mallory did it all for the Delta Islanders in their B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse League regular season opener on Saturday night in Ladner, recording eight points, including four goals, and getting into this third period scrap with Langley Thunder’s Scott Rouse. (Left) Mike Henry, the team’s top pick in this year’s midget draft, made his junior debut in the Islanders 12-7 win.

Nominations being accepted for Kiwanis Club Sports Award Karyn Jewell (swimming). Each of these athletes had been pursuing their sport for many years with the hope of competing internationally. Pearson, the award’s inaugural winner, is now a member of the national men’s field hockey team. He competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games (winning gold), 2008 Olympic Summer Games and at the recent World Championships in India. “The Delta Spirit of BC Committee truly believes in local athletes and wants to help them to aspire to reach their goals,” said

committee spokesperson Carlene Lewall. “One way we can do this is by helping them financially. We were very pleased when the Kiwanis Club approached us with this idea. The Kiwanis Club embraces our beliefs and challenges the other service groups of Delta to also give a financial award to our aspiring Delta athletes.” Lewall went on to explain how most athletes must pay for their own travel costs to represent Canada and how difficult it is for most sports groups to get financial support. “Although sport brings pride to a com-

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The Delta Spirit of BC Committee is now accepting nominations for the annual Delta Kiwanis Club Sports Award. Thanks to the ongoing support of the local organization, a Delta athlete who is aspiring for national team status will again be awarded with a $1,000 award to help pay for training. Past recipients include Mark Pearson (field hockey), Katie Murie (ice hockey), Tanya McLean (softball), Spencer Simon (fencing), Eric Van Niekerk (water polo), Cecylia Witkowski (figure skating) and

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Delta United worked overtime to advance to the Masters Provincial Cup semi-finals. The local over 35 men’s soccer team received goals in extra time from Glen Olivero and Ray VanMarrewyk in a 4-2 victory over VanTreights on Saturday at Holly Park. The Vancouver Island Soccer League visitors opened the scoring against the run of the play on a penalty before Olivero put his team on even terms with a 35-yard blast in the late stages of the opening half. VanMarrewyk gave Delta a 2-1 lead, however, VanTreights tied the game at 2-2 just before full-time. United dominated overtime, producing the two goals to set the stage for a semi-final match-up with another Vancouver Island opponent — Gorge FC United from Victoria. That game will take place on Sunday at Town Centre Stadium in Coquitlam. Delta finished with a with a 12-1-2 record in the Fraser Valley Soccer League’s Masters Division. The locals then opened Provincial Cup play with a 1-0 win over Nordic FC.




Delta United’s Mark Short battles a VanTrieghts opponent during Saturday’s Masters Provincial Cup quarter-final game at Holly Park. United scored twice in extra time for a 4-2 win and now meet Gorge F.C. in the semi-finals.

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Stingrays water polo program making a big splash MARK BOOTH

The Ladner Stingrays have wasted little time in making an impact on the provincial water polo scene. It was three years ago when the summer swim club recognized a void and launched its own water polo program. Stingray members are now playing for regional and provincial teams. Four of them suited up for Pacific Storm teams at a prestigious tournament last month in California. Robb Arundel and Andrew Milligan helped the U14 boys win a bronze medal, while Jordan Bradley was a member of the Storm’s third place U14 girls squad. Bobby Hider suited up for the U16 boys team which finished seventh against

some strong competitors. The U14s then headed to the Siesta Tournament in Seattle where they captured gold. The U16s will conclude the winter season at the Nationals in Regina over the Victoria Day Weekend. Attention has turned closer to home where the Stingrays are gearing up for what should be a promising summer season. The U14 squad has several players, including Ryan Von Ende, Sam Lee and Joey Arundel, who are coming off playing the fall/winter season with the South Fraser Sharks. The Stingrays welcome even more players to expand the program for the 2010 campaign which slated to start early next month. “It’s a lot of neat skills

that you use in water polo,” explained Willy Arundel, the program’s director. “Baseball players can really throw the ball and soccer skills come in handy when you are looking for the open man. Swimming fast is a great skill as it can get you on breakaways or back to defend.” Arundel also pointed out the sport isn’t specifically for strong swimmers as novice players can learn from the shallow end of the pool. “You can always teach someone to swim,” he said. “It really is a feel game where you don’ have to be the fastest swimmer or the tallest kid.” Water polo is also a rare coed sport with the summer season rules insisting at least three of the opposite


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Arundel also points to the many opportunities water polo provides After having just one Stingray playing in the fall season in 2007, 12 suited up this past year and eight of them are now playing for

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In special ATI erty is curre Green Zone and YOUR rising costs 10 contemplat school district isn’t FILE PHOTO of De to Vancouver out of Tsawwassen, the study following the meeting. to conduct a transportation study. to make R GYARM point a want with a proje board combined council of 56th ing Street andl 12th is at in 59differ BY SANDO schoo he’s disap Voice Vancouver’s district is still in the but it’s not The busiest junction, according A traffic study found the intersection ry Group hopes found there’s cted declin closuAvenue almos ent areas andto make cuts books, as well Harvie told Jackson, who a significant At the committee’s The res but cit 34 full-ti The Centu meeting sent back,imbalsgyarmati@de students has e of 127 per cent capacity. density housthe muni not great impac has abeen Livable as speci ors, week at municipal the regional Mayor Lois board of directlast be eliminated me positions will assistance ance in that large to the hall, Dave for 1,900 high ck becauseof g with t on one particto have updating its it findings, is the intersection at $4 millio Delta’s deficit tabbe setbapercentage and learningal needs hird of the of due to a $4 nt proposal group of kids,” major have ofbuild process of Metro’s one-t d dealin ular opme n. ties on budge are chairs residents are employed outside the of Highway 17 and 56th Street Tsawwassen residents use transit Avenue (59 per cent). Turner Halcrow Engineering been devel resou pts cipali millio t “unavoidab t shortfall. The rces ing units hasn’ n Secretary the conce intendent Garnesaid acting superpality h has been tossed Region Plan. e Harvie said it See d, saying muni using growt community. The at 72eper cent capacity. Among while 93 per cent use their cars Turner said it’s not recommendprovided an update the studydedicating The distri landson The cuts alsole.” Page Miller said treasurer Michelle South Georg t Ayres. the Southlands ry Group and ay.population itis isalso likely agree by the regional what they’r ct made CAO the that while anyw plan Ayres includ al 5 balan ism, Centu its abide of budge tion in eleme to proposed e a reducand region for aging and manythink of those during peak periods. ed to allow intersections to reach t for be completed by the end cing the books lture. part motorists the other busier junctions are will come back to the it’s not clear that will the 2010/ “I ct new urban provided the several senior staff appears a new into effect until dered by Delta to urban agricu will from 11 school 3 year public ian time, teachntary teacher-librarstrategy and will be for the distri be be retired, Turner said, noting 90 per cent capacity or higher. at 16th Avenue (69 of next month. pageStreet cuts and anoth $3.1 million in 42 per cent NDS56th won’t be consi . yester land would See TRAFFIC page overv3iew of Optimist with an wouldn’t come criteria lturalimpacts SOUTHLA includ er $900, ts to theNoting it to secondary er time assigned population will He said only seven per cent of es reduc day, which per cent) and 56th Street at 12th will examine agricu ty. 40 per cent of theSee The the time being Metro new ion made by amendmen tions to teach lier this weekthe proposed cuts ear- reserves. She noted 000 from 2011. municipali positions, gifted stude schools to support change what to consider was the decisay after civic ing reserves are . That TI thin and a given to the speci nts ent Sean “Things can y and ultimately Michelle is a Despite additi source the YARMA om council Mond well as cleric al needs support as two programs and the closure of new plan. Century presid RG adistrict can’t continue to t notes there a staff recDelta uver finall al and CUPE Secretary Miller ptimist.c recently annou onal money ANDO rely on. agreed with proposal Vanco but having these applic A staff repor new growth stratstaff. ondary stude that support sectreas BY S ati@delta-o cians suppo nced urer politi the rt Almo expec es, the d- ion to send by the province to fund s up st 17 teach decid sgyarm and emotionalnts with behaviour proposal in “These are there build endat key aca ers, 16 suppo ation staff and ry not decisions any applic es, the HST teacher wage increa tions sitting the community that t a hoc omm menta s- tion will an administrative posi- rt “The kids, challenges. andltarefund we back our tha It’s tha ff Ele commitmen as well as a previous tations from be A rum glish Blu se, fees. and putting we’re consolidating says De t to fund all-da move is officials alsoeliminated. District In a t time of En into other fal p. behind the y kinWe’re not programs. sprung sure sign year again. emy at e deal is ir Dale Sai The treason school suppl note a reduction in putting them tha ies, includ out in the will be , the Corpo t spring is a donboard cha nds the las ing textkey See BUDGET limit waiving ration of has school g the rou that a hoc the next we the usu De at page 3 Makin is word Sprin s fall ool. al two lta thi s rt g Cle ek for day -ca sta sch few Every an Up. the annual n ntary y will acadSaip spring Dale ard chair dents academ assen elemefee-paying el and , l the d opport Delta offers ol bo sheds Tsawwhas severa school lev far BY JESSICA KERR s,” sai Scho uni discus unwantand garage ty to cle resiDelta at the high fall, but so. to us BY an SANDO this des g for idea garbag ed items s and drag out emies sgyarmati@de R GYARMATI coming younger grated somenothin to the those e stic lta-optimist.c said the him or In just a few seconds, George ir more cur oin om ker the the p. Sp by cha Mayor b. s ry app rin Sai for rd not to It took longe McKay can tell if a truck has take pla g Clean are not req Extra none ing he’s dis ing a sto id but t step was The boa Centre. Lois Jackso Up uir nfloate spread de a dec Say but the Delta r than anticipated wasse in Tsa ce on Mo collectio ed. brake problems, under inflated been ff. The nex s about the been Cullen The $2.89 n (middle) wa rts Tsaw y maA 67-ye B.C. parent finally has police department ce. g spoar-old , Konsta , has mil t sta April wwassen andnday, April n will one hashas alread -payin d in the tires or if a ball bearing is loose. s worke an ing pla hasool distric talk 13 ntine lion projec joined by ing to 12 who ry sch mand vehic emergency comboard start a fee man, Sarafis rep t It’s day two of the Delta police in 20 is now takd with the tAccep in Ladne on Tuesda rd, mentag indus le in try more than , Carlenwill see a newresentativ ich y, the boa to tedbeg Mayor Lois its fleet. to hitwhthe niture table itemr. sion to y at the elegamin department’s annual commercial es commi was hel e Lew idea, timist , never , plansexpec all, Law home for of the Delta eting advisory is to be police headq Jackson was at goods miscellan s include academ d the Op years vehicle inspection blitz, a threegym A me n’t proe any himse rence Gymnas eou ther parent ot any lf. Egli could Wednesday uarters in Ladner Benjam nasts built bundle that can be s househ furSaip tol doesn’t hav jackp tics Soc day event that aims to inspect ool’s ek and ano es. e3 nor hastru with Brian sch t, adj ste in, y, d old bag ally, memb pag Lotto iety fac we ace Ron Bra at Y department Natur ers of the ged cling. and scrap in to as many commercial vehicles as academ ted , tee las un and nt to the Lad this week own luck when ADEM histhe metal or em Delta Police the police board and start anbeen presen believ fro Mark ner Lei for a gro ased at the See AC possible. Th for ls purch e Found he cal Frie rec list sure Cen undbre ation to unvei ticket ysen. s but We ry Centre on the 32-foot, of item accept posal getting 6/49 McKay is the first line of ut thi l tre. Joi aking on n Lotte “I’m ing abo wasse hing. emergency multi-use mobile liquid ed includes s that are six winning Jac the Del Tsaw not PHO all defence in helping identify trucks re’s ed ask TO al, centre not s of match BY C yar kson we ta Sport . Stree andt the media no propos Equipped 56th $4.3 milthat might not be roadworthy. Dev HUNG CHOW tires or bat any type; autd trimmings re (fro thing with a pletho ers to earn ter m left elopment regula there’s t seen any features, includ ; ning numb ra As he sits in a white van, he ) Karolin r recycl ies; electr o parts, ing 16 works of BY S haven’ tions, each onics e lion. For able uses a thermal imaging camera his cheque wired for data tasgyarm ANDOR Sprin more informmaterials and voice, the He received ati@delt GYAR ry that is able to quickly scan each g . trailer pulled and a-optim MATI d a new at B.C. Lotte delta.b Clean Up ation abo F650 truck A lar by a Ford last Friday offices in Richmond. phone. rvie sai n’t be truck as it pulls off Highway 91, , visit ut cost over $400, Tsaww ge segme ersn Plan. Ha ely would www.c with rough Corporation ing my numbgio 000, just north of Highway 10, and into The lik ly orp. to be assen’s popnt of the municipali70 per cent paid by we ional plan 1. “After check Bea, that Re how themeeting lef upset the pull out. Every commercial new ula 201 ty. reg wife, tio pla the t wh il Egli.unt n is TI n com ate becom Southlan little dou “This comm ves I told myYARMA s vehicle is required to stop, drivone,” saidreadydid guide big mittee ver the are going om future G theist.c that lea Plan wa won looked to as and unit has been opponee a polarizinds issue has bt had DOR dec ea ‘Sure weWhere ry a ptim of ing past McKay and then waiting AN an app Delta counci a partial soluti en Ar ic adviso ing delta-o BY S ati@ response was,ght That the South ides abo the Delta police positio nts entren g one wit licatio “Her l if it on for civ wwass inspectors, who are keeping an sgyarm Tsa n. One at a pub was made lands. ut the consid for quite a .’”council miof the te to r as the ked with comwith ber of years lutely n there shoched in the h Brianlta numers eye out for trucks that might need consid of the alte up taken a minuunclea , South lic forum loud and haveure y ttee, tas d ciate, the costbut as you can appre contro no housing uld be abs ir It may ears De clear the futtheww assenare alread a closer look. the comered, said rnatives bei a reviseent, commi where Delta Recre Thursday It app con sider butTsa Eglis in,the zoned versial pro permitted oa hefty cost,” involved is quite ng um mittee Leathem future. ty? n sinken ts its As a truck drives slowly by, the for senthe said Jackson, PHOTO BY CHUNG CHOW showe a crowd of ation Centrat the wh g plans not eve dsmakin still in the agriculturalperty, whichon the dea Southlan to not com , is for ssibiliPage 3 doc to chairs who ittee itpre lan must McKay, a former truck driver and police Agric ds and may be timeise aa po mic sesd up for the roughly 300 e, nmm George McKay uses a thermal imaging camera to identify trucksthethat mightboard not be roadworthy. He was set up on Highway 91 Wednesday as part of the Delta but no is lt wit me South n Co“I think cou ult . after Jacks ural La lon Pla . area pla h separa have the nt on on noted the om pilot, points out that each wheel is police department’s annual three-day blitz. ns to South sion this second ope TED PHOTO pr, who said Brian SUBMITinvalu Area tely fro nd Re ger iss ndatio Mayor Lois n. RCMP week lands. able for police unit will be n Com reportretire,” caree glowing white. That truck’s brakes serve. Jackson and r with the omme m the ue An on t Th rec final sw ar the gamt when las ing to e police the submi havist respo around severa ering que chief The inspectors look at a numof the inspectors to make sure it points at various locations Safety Unit and Surrey are in good working order, he South first open Jim Cessfo Last 24-ye 20 years inO years to emerg Road Optim n will be “We s. hweek,ndDelta inves rd stand has worked includ Marc tigati couning 13l cil. mic mel residents stions raised d the s or an area of ber of different aspects tio of thein front of the gets pulled over.uarter the community this bylaw officers. In all,police the team said, because the brakes are proons that may encie drew Delta Sec mic forum ration inoffice squar ration headq n by CAicia week eeding industry, 360nt Harvie tol ommenda areas Delta e $400,000 mobile ond abo y Corpo took requi lottery corpo status eting this at the first by rs to partners etres here truck, from mechanical ndatio Off reside tion,” he said. winners “It’s a very simple way the to scan brings together several wasremade upwhich of 105kilom inspectors. defects to ducing heat. be houseto people ut the sam ary Tue at rec on tive e at B.C. Lotter prize comm in Delta, cil agr recasom s thevice-p d at one locaand h is a huge tion for$53 anmeexecu their chequ and whof a transp week about open nt Gaming week his l to focus e num sday which 4,100 Vegas.without much in to tosCaname nearly an Vancouver dian volume effort,” help out,of including the “Our focus primarily ongeographic making sure theCessf loadord is within the A fewing minutes later, a truck a trip tobig Las Centu witunit. extended perio Weis have with a e Ha nci rvieGreat after receiv d total chief said the comm PHOTO BY area. major ry Gr opponents ber of large farm Police chief with d. Consout in tim ether it wilortation stu the KEVIN HILL n am.endby the for cou vehic could home a recor t. Sharl said. foland New Westminster police trucks and area, weight the driver’s attentiontake when winMcKay is the first tion as t coun-assen were all smiles catches McKay’s to the - control. Jim Cessf dump and container a port, airpo Georg uni ene oup number y approved, ty Plaration ’s hou we haverestrictionsleand Brook Egli’s theRCMP, be used for and tted ngbac Prior finall h. It three-daymillio the comm k tomy execu of Tsaww menda Egli tha Corpo unit could s said sidera e for the coml be compledy, win of rt, and mimeeti saidvehicles,” ed black sing can functions, ing on the For mont the annual blitz, n. departments, the Ministry ord trades said A/Sgt. Kevin the wheels shows on and vehic to ope subbe r, with proce it’s really recomand Bea With the one s Comm tion,“I’ll important icer is to becom ns,” spe jackpot this includpage See TRUCKS 3 other s mobile police be thought of as a e can now speakele sup would porter bepropos a realitthr nin the ing comm for study, tion, Leath mittee’s ted g month for last yeato discuss optio “My Briantive off aw change a realit couplscreen. r, rs, com y if al dire ake events. ngs which established inspection of Transportation, the Integrated Jones. 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BURNETT Jean Margaret Sept 13, 1925 – April 27, 2010

Predeceased by her husband of 55 years Marshall, sister Alice, brothers Russell, Jack, Bill & Doug McGowan. Jean is survived by 2 daughters Marsha (Doug) McPherson and Wendy (Joe) McMillan, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren Will(Beth) Mackenzie & Zachary, Mark (Heather) Liam & Emma, Mike (Alli) Gracie & Taylor, Becky, Rob (Erin) Taylor, Colleen and many nieces and nephews. Jean was a loving mother, grandmother, G.G., and aunt who will be forever missed by her family the people most important to her. Jean was a kind friend always willing to help a friend in need. She was born in Kindersley Sask, grew up in the West End of Vancouver enjoyed skiing at Grouse Mt, moved between Victoria, Halifax & Regina during Marshall’s 20 years in the navy and settled in Vancouver, (Kerrisdale) to raise a family. Upon retirement moved to Tsawwassen and enjoyed good times at their recreational property at the Glen. No service by request. A Celebration of Life will be held at Joe & Wendy’s Sunday, May 2, 1-4pm. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice. “ I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever”

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April 7, 1950 - April 22, 2010

Greg of Ladner, passed away at home on Thursday, April 22, surrounded by the love of his family. Greg was born in Vancouver to Harriet and Colin Card. He was predeceased by his first wife and mother of his children Vivien. He was lucky to discover a second love, his wife Pamela Card. Greg is survived by his wife Pamela and his four children Shelley, Ryan, Ashley (Chris), and Mathew (Chelsea) Greg is also survived by his grandchildren, Brooklyn (3), Rowyn (3) and Jacob (10 mo) Greg also deeply cared for his stepsons Blake, Andrew, Jonathan, and Mark Rogers, as well as their children Lily, Mya, Charlie and Sam. Greg was predeceased by his sister Sandra and survived by his older brother Garry. Greg was a kind gentle man with a great sense of humour. He enjoyed golfing, camping and travelling, but his biggest joy came from his family. Special thanks to Terry O’Shea for his amazing words at the time of Greg’s passing. We will be eternally grateful to Terry in helping Greg move onwards to a place of peace and tranquillity. Greg will truly be missed by all.

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Job Description: The individuals selected for these positions will be expected to provide all facets of underground mining development. They will be responsible for all development tasks and shall have sufficient experience with daily activities such as a range of LHD operation, jumbo operators, and mechanized bolting. Other support duties such as mechanical installation(s) (installation and maintenance of air, water and ventilation) and ground support will also be required. These individuals will be expected to receive daily safety and work line-up from their immediate supervisor(s) and complete the daily line-up safely and on time. Job Qualifications: ● Must possess their Full Common Core for Underground Hard Rock Miner (U0000 to U0012), or equivalent provincial designation ● Must have a minimum of 3 years work experience ● Must have U0018, U0089 or U0092 depending on equipment or specific task ● Experience with either MacLean Series bolters or Atlas Copco Boltec are will be given top consideration

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Evergreen Lane

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Houses - Rent

3 BDRM, Ctrl Ladner, lrg yard, rear prkg, 5 appl, n/s, n/p, $1500. June 1, call aft. 6pm, 604-946-5130 3 BR bungalow, East Ladner, Mtn & city view, water/slough, big garage/shed, $1500. Avail June 1st , 604-946-7050 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ $888/M VANCOUVER – 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place, 1.5% Finance $988/M PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath FAMILY HOUSE Appliances, huge family room, f/p, fully fenced back yard, garage, close to West Coast Express, Schools & shops..............$1988/M CLOVERDALE – 6965 - 192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths NEW HOUSE with 3 suites + BIG income potential, all new appliance, w/d, f/p ....$2,688/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

TSAW 6BR, 3Bath, 2 Kitchens, Huge Yard, Excellent location, close to all schools/amenities, Lots prkng, inc. all appl, avail June 1st. 604-240-8584


Office/Retail Rent

Tsawwassen ● Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall has prime retail spaces available in Oliva ● Windsor Woods – unit #5 – 1,057 sq. ft. ● Century Square 1658 Sq ft of Office/Commercial Space for Lease For more information call Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203


Office/Retail Rent

FOR LEASE, office space. 270 sqft avail flexible & 621 sqft avail May 1st . 2nd flr. 4840 Delta Street, in Ladner. w/elevator & secure indoor prkng, Ph: Gertie 1-250-247-7242 or cell 604-306-4563

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL ★Studio $665, ★(3) 1 BDRM’s $765, $785, $795, Avail. May. 1 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733







Shared Accommodation


Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

ROOM AVAIL in comfortable Tsawwassen home. Suits mature, prof person or student. $550/mo (includes delicious meals). Call 604-943-6130 or 603-7210



STORAGE & or shop space for rent. 604-946-4329


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, $850. New grnd flr suite w/view! Priv entry, own patio/ yard, laundry, gas f/p & more. n/s Avail now. Tsaw 778-668-3670 1 BDRM BRIGHT g/l ste, Ladner $800, suits 1 pers. incl util/cable/ Wi/shared wd. patio & back yard, N/P, N/S 604-940-1787 1 BR large ground level bsmt, Ladner incl hydro, nr bus loop, ns, np, Mar 1, $875, 604-946-3038 1 BR ste, upper flr, South Delta, very large, 4 appl, $850 incl utils, May 1, ns np, 604-940-0154 2 BDRM bsmt ste, spac, new paint, $850 incl utils, no w/d, no pets, May 1 604-952-0250 2 BDRM Grd Lvl Ste. Ladner, incl util, shared w/d, priv entr, carport, new carpet & paint, sm pet ok, ns, avail May 1, 604-790-7058 2 BR bright bsmt suite, Beach Grove, incl hydro, cable, gas, internet, wd, ns, np, storage, $1175+dd, 604-943-0132 Liz. 2 BR, large bright ste, Tsaw. English Bluff, reno’d, priv entr, w/d, n/s, f/p, pet ok, $1100 incl utils/net, suit 1 max 604-948-2825 BACH, TSAW, garage pking, grnd lev, bright, priv ent, patio, $725 incl utils, w/d, cable/net, suit 1 quiet n/s, n/p, 778-848-6594


Delta Families Needed to Host International Students for Summer and Regular Programs

International students in grades 5 to 10 are participating in a summer program in the Delta School District. Students will be placed two per home for one or two months. Families with children / teenagers preferred. Homestay fees are $800 per student for each month. Full year international students are also arriving at various times during the year. For more information contact: Ladner: Kerstin Dashkewytch, 604-329-0373 Tsawwassen: Teri Gallant, 604-319-2575 North Delta: Gerda Chase, 604-202-9686

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Suites/Partial Houses

TSAW. 3BR up $1500 exceptional cond. New floor cover. 5 appl, garage, big bbq deck, f/p, quiet. No dogs. Lorne (604) 880-0550 or BEAUTIFUL GARDEN Suite in house in Upper Tsaw. newly reno’d, small pet ok, NS, Avail now 800./month + utl. 607-721-1867


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Collectibles & Classics

Scrap Car Removal


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KGS AUTO Polishing - Auto polishing all vechiles by certified auto painter. Keith 604-916-8391



1993 MERCURY Grand Marquis, White with Blue Leather Interior, 4 DR Sedan, Power Windows, Power Locks, 4.6 Litre OHC Engine. Pristine Condition, only two owners. Air Cared and ready to drive away. $2495 Firm. Call 780-202-4222 or 780-542-9876


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SENIOR COUPLE would like to rent condo in Twas 2 br, 2 bath, w/d, N/P, afternoon sun on balcony, close to stores, long term if possible, willing to pay up to $1250/mth. Call 604-943-5315





shared accommodation

Pays $150 minimum

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

FULL SIZE VEHICLES Serving the Delta area for 20 yrs. Call 604- 649-1627, 946-0943


Sports & Imports

1994 FORD RANGER XLT, ext cab, 4X4, 6 cyl, 5 spd, not air cared, $999, 604-255-5453


2005 SMART Pulse diesel, mint, 72ks, s/roof, ralley wheels, fully load, air cond, 1 owner no accid, n/s, n/p. $7,900. 604-921-7221




Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Trusted and reliable home cleaning services! Excellent attention to detail! Ladner owned & operated. Call us today at 604-313-8951

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. Sophia 604-805-3376 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255 Pressure washing, Floor sealer & waxing. Commercial & business general Cleanup. 604-833-1462 PRO HOME CLEANING Move In/ Out. P/T or Temp. Affordable & efficient. 1 time. Tsawwassen & Ladner area. 604-992-4175


Computer Services

1989 CORVETTE Roadster conv, view at $14,000 obo 604-701-2257 1997 TOYOTA Corolla. 221K, auto, gold ext, beige int. Well maintained, great on gas! Add’l 4 winter tires on rims. $3,400. 604-719-4439

2005 VOLVO XC70. Blue w. tan leather. Immaculate family car. 112K. $19,900. 604-926-1778.


2002 CHEVY Venture gray 110ks, very gd cond, full loaded. air cared, $4500. 604-836-7157

9522 2001 TOYOTA Solara SLE conv. V6, loaded, 1 owner, well kept, 198K, $9950, 604-506-7585



2006 - 22FT double axel, white Jayco trailor, used for 5 short trips exc. cond. sleeps 5, full load. ac, etc. $15,000 OBO. 604-940-1953

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


Advanced Concrete Enhancements Limited


2006 JAG 28JBSS, bunk, slide out, vy clean, storage, surround sound. $15,500 778-908-8876


Trailers/Tents/ Campers


GJ CONSTRUCTION Complete drywall, textured ceilings, Steel stud & T-bar etc. Free Est. Graham 604-644-6339 DON’S AFFORDABLE DRYWALL PHONE/FAX 778-218-3403 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

8080 2002 AUDI A4 1.8T Quattro. Sport pkg. orig. owner, dealer serviced; no accidents. Exc. cond. 90,000 kms. $11,090. 604.988.5662.

1996 RUSTLER 5th Wheel Bunkhouse, sleeps 8, A/C, awning, ext shower, bunks, tons of storage. $9850. Langley. 604-881-4566

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, auto, light blue, loaded, 25,000kms, $15,900, 604-970-8135

2006 2 BR, 39 ft, 2 slides, queen bed, front bunks, $28,000 obo. 604-522-5213

S e a rc h . R e s e a rc h . C o m p a re .

Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-244-9446 PRESSURE WASHING, gutter cleaning, painting, yard clean up Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255



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

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Lawn & Garden

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604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401


“Spring Clean-Up” Reel Type Lawnmowing Power Raking • Weeding Moss Control • Fertilizer Trimming • Pruning Professional Maintenance • FREE ESTIMATES •

604-946-1348 or cell: 604-710-1348

MOE’S LAWN CARE Old-fashioned, friendly & personal service



HANDYMAN RON Renovations, repairs, tile, drywall, painting etc. 604-946-1705


Lawn Maint. window & gutter cleaning, pressure washing, rubbish removal etc. 604-948-0267 MAN AROUND THE HOUSE Handyman•Builder•Designer in Delta. 35 years exp. Build, Renovate, Fix, Paint almost anything. Big or Small. Inside or Outside. Ideas and Estimates Free. Recession-Proof Rates. Barry 778-223-9133



INC. Landscaping, Excavation & Demos turf, ponds, garden beds, irrigation, retaining walls, bobcat, hedges, concrete/paved patios/walkways, jack hammering, concrete cutting, delivery/hauls, drainage/sewer/water, complete yard redevelopments and strata contracts


Christopher James Landscapes Retaining Walls, Patios, Garden Design. Free Est. 604-880-4702


Lawn Cutting, Power Rake, Aerate, Hedging, Pressure Washing

Experienced • Local Call Andy 778-388-8316

J&S Lawn Cutting

Father & son owned & operated. Best Rates Guaranteed

Call 778-999-4164


Lawn & Garden



For anything Yard Related!


604-946-7308 M.R.G. SERVICES ★ Pruning ★ Cleanups ★ Small Home Repairs

Michael 604-943-6951 Certified Horticultural Technician

All your Lawn Needs: Spring special... aerating & lime $99, *Rubbish Removal 604-209-8640 LAWN CUTTING FERTILIZING

Maintenance Call for Free Aerating Local resident, 38 yrs. 604-943-0043 YARD WORKS - Lawn, Garden, Pruning, Cleanups, Best Rates Guaranteed. 778-989-4323

10.000 Deliveries Annually

#1167 LIC Bonded. Expert trouble shooter, sm job specialist, reno’s, panel changes. 617-1774.




2004 BMW 530i, rare manual, 89km, books/records, as new. $21,800. 604-987-3876. D24627


604-649-0502 (cell)

Dave: 604-940-1125 Cell:604-220-3145

1991 FORD F150 rwd long box, grt work truck, exc tires, brakes/ trans. $2300. 604-988-2657

Find your car at


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Sports & Imports


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

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for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas



To advertise in Rentals call 604-630-3300

No Wheels, No Problem MIKE:




1991 BENTLEY Turbo R, Rare, only 62K km, new tires, stereo, battery, style & performance. $32,500, 604 987-0633

3 BDRM T/H, off Bridgeport & 4 Rd in Richmond, avail. immed. Shared Utilities/ laundry with 1 bdrm downstairs sep. ste. 1 Full bath, 1 Master Bdrm, 2 Other bdrms, Balcony, Wood F/P, full kitchen. 1 Parking Stall in Carport. Extra stall’s available upon request and Fee. NO SMOKING, Pets ok. $1285/month



1989 ROLLS-ROYCE only 36ks, 1 owner, collector plates. $30,000. D24627 604-987-3876


Townhouses Rent

office/retail suites & partial houses

Place Your Ad On-line at or call 604-630-3300




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




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Garden Soil Mix Lawn & Turf Blends Super Natural Topsoil Composted Black Bark Mulch #1 100 Fir Bark Mulch Miracle Mix Soil Top Dressing Blends Sand & Gravel, Rock Hydroseeding Contractor Small Orders Too Volume Discounts



To view or pick up 5333 176 St., Surrey



ROD’S PAINTING Prof quality work, 25 yrs exp, Free est. Ref’s Avail. 778-836-0211 or 604-946-0029



Moving & Storage

POPEYE’S MOVING 10% off all of March with this coupon

Surrey 604-626-6651 Vancouver 604-377-2503

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Home Services

Painting/ Wallpaper


Professional, QualityWork 25 years experience Free Estimates • Ref’s Avail

778-836-0211 604-946-0029

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Plumbing Repairs Boilers & Furnaces Water Heaters Gas Bonded, Licensed & Insured

Prompt and Professional



604.868.7062 Local Plumbers

Factory Direct Prices Everyday





Horticultural Services


• Wet Sand & Polish • Acrylic Urethane & Lacquer Specialist Auto Polishing • Full Details Welcome


- 13060 80 Avenue, Surrey 604-591-6422

Bermuda John

Keith Svenkeson

• • • • • • •

Honest & Dependable No Job too Small

Specializing in Classic & Vintage Automobiles

604.948.3199 778.688.1950

Certified Auto Painter

cell: 604.916.8391

Home: 604-940-0187


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

DECKS & FENCES PAINTING Interior & Exterior


Residential & Business Contractor



Painting/ Wallpaper

PAINT RITE BY RICH Cascadia Painting

Angela Wells

CASCADIA PAINTING Interior & Exterior WCB and Liability Insured

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Free Est/Written Guarantee Insured/WCB


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Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS



For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Member: Better Business Bureau

DENALI PAINTING − Int. & Ext. Reliable, Insured, WCB. Free Est Seniors Discount. 778 320-4438 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.


Paving/Seal Coating

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




Drainage & Plumbing Inc. Drain Tiles, Main Sewer Lines, Underground Video Inspection, Kitchen & Bathroom Sinks & Tubs, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Excavation Service, Broken Water Mains & Pipes, Dripping Taps

604-618-4988 778-836-5940

#1 IN RATES & SERVICE Licenced local plumber. Plug Drains, Reno’s 1-877-861-2423

Interior/Exterior Large or small jobs

Quality at Resonable Rates call for a free estimate

604 943 0289

BEST IN CLASS Exterior Painting Outside Specialist

Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.

Mark 604-626-7430


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000 LIC’D PLUMBER, registered & insured. Installations/renos/hw tanks. Good rates! 604-789-3922

Cell: 604-836-0187

JDH Painting & Decorating LTD. C Interior & Exterior Painting C Drywall & Texture Repairs C Power Washing Estimates please call Jason at 604-948-5060

10%OFF for Seniors

or email



Painting/ Wallpaper

Quality Maintenance & Design Since 1995 Shelagh Bannerman, BA., NPD








Power Washing

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

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


Drywall, Flooring, Moldings etc.


Maintenance & Installation


Renovations & Home Improvement

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

Rob 604-946-4796

Additions, Renovations, New Construction, Concrete Forming & framing crew. 218-3064 Cameron Construction - Additions & all renos, 25 yrs exp. Scott 604-948-9183 or 992-8182 cell



Pressure Washing

Exterior House Cleaning Driveways & Painting A name you can trust Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

Edgemont Building Maintenance. Power Washing, Window & Gutter Cleaning. 604-244-9446


Renovations & Home Improvement


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

MetaHomes Inc. Design - Build Architecture + Interior Commercial and Residential call: 604-318-5897 email:

Need a Handyman?

Find one in the Home Services section.

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Gary, 604-897-3614


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


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10% lower than any other written estimate SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured

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Rubbish Removal

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Rubbish Removal and Recycling

778-668-HAUL (4285)

Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●


Over 25 years serving South Delta A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est 10% disc, BBB, WCB, Liability Insured. Jag 778-892-1530


778.886.8541 Licensed, Insured, WCB

TMO Contracting

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

• Rubbish Removal • Reno Clean-Up • Yard Trimmings

604-649-9600 604-591-3754 DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! 604-306-8599

@ removes comm. & res. junk at an upfront & reas rate Ian Gow 604-765-3867

place your ad online @



Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925



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


Tree Services

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


Window Cleaning

WINDOW CLEANING • Free Estimates

Jim 604.943.9694 Edgemont Building Maintenance. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-244-9446

Need a Plumber? Find one in the Home Services Section

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