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Memorial Park turns into a fairgrounds this weekend for the 114th edition of Ladner Pioneer May Days. Activities begin late Friday afternoon with the midway and fastball tournament and continue throughout the weekend. Other festival highlights include stage entertainment, craft fair, antique market and a colourful parade that will make its way through Ladner Village beginning at noon Sunday.

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Tsawwassen kite-surfer Greg Harder was one of many to take advantage of ideal conditions at Centennial Beach over the long weekend.



Hwy. completion pushed back Delta stretch of South Fraser Perimeter Road won’t be finished until 2013, a year later than originally planned SANDOR GYARMATI

The completion date for the South Fraser Perimeter Road has been pushed back a year. Within a recent Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announcement regarding the project, it was also noted the second and final phase of construction will be completed in 2013. That’s a year later than the original target of 2012. Ministry spokesperson Jeff Knight told the Optimist the new timetable is due to approvals, including environmental and,

in particular, the Agricultural Land Commission go-ahead in late 2008, occurring later than expected. “The project was initially thinking they may be able to make up that time. So the schedule wasn’t initially adjusted and some thought they could make up time for the delays, but they realized this is what the schedule is going to have to be,” he said. The section from 176th Street in Surrey to the Pattullo Bridge is on course to be completed by the end of 2012 as originally planned. The section from the Pattullo Bridge to Deltaport Way was

also to be completed by that time before being pushed back.

As far as the estimated $1.1 billion price tag of the project, Knight said the cost isn’t expected to go any higher due to the later completion schedule. The SFPR will be a 40-kilometre, four-lane divided highway from Deltaport Way in South Delta, along the south bank of the

Fraser River, with connections to highways 1, 91 and 99 and the Golden Ears Bridge. It is primarily being built to service the growing port at Roberts Bank. Construction has been ongoing since 2008. At Delta council last week, engineering staff gave civic politicians an update on the project, including its new timeline for completion. As far as the work already underway, engineering director Hugh Fraser noted extensive preloading has taken place. He said there would eventually be an interchange at 80th Street and

another in the vicinity of Nordel Way. Mayor Lois Jackson said she recently had a discussion with Robin Silvester, president and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver, regarding alignment issues in North Delta. She said another meeting would be sought with the port authority and the Gateway Program on those issues. Council also discussed emergency access issues related to the new highway. The municipality conducted a study last year looking at the location of existing fire halls and how the new highway will impact response times.

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Two surveys for every household

Delta taking yet another crack at gauging public opinion in Tsawwassen, including on contentious Southlands BY


Delta is encouraging Tsawwassen residents to complete a survey that will be mailed out in the next couple of weeks on potential policy changes to the current area plan. Civic officials recently decided to try a mail-out survey to gauge public opinion on several topics following a botched online attempt. About 17,000 surveys will be mailed out, two to every home and business. CAO George Harvie

told the Optimist the survey, done through Ipsos Reid, would help determine where the Tsawwassen Area Plan process should focus. Ipsos Reid will process the returned surveys and provide a report to Delta council. The information will also be posted on Delta’s website. Council will use the results to provide the Tsawwassen Area Plan Committee with recommendations where it should concentrate its efforts. Harvie said the survey would have five questions, the first being a two-part

one on the Southlands. Part A will ask whether residents support keeping the existing agricultural designation. Part B will ask if residents support some kind of change in exchange for land being handed over to Delta. That part of the question will also have several percentages to choose from when it comes to selecting how much of the Southlands should be developed and/or given to Delta. Harvie said it’s important residents have a clear choice on the issue. The survey, which has a June 18 deadline to be

returned, will also have a section for comments. The undertaking will cost Delta $15,000. Even if council gives the go ahead for the area plan committee to make policy recommendations, which could impact the Southlands, the politicians have already agreed they won’t consider any applications from the property owner, the Century Group, until Metro Vancouver completes its new Livable Region Plan. Century is proposing a 1,900-unit housing development in a plan that includes

turning over a large chunk of the land to Delta for small-scale farming. Meanwhile, Delta is conducting a telephone survey that’s not part of the area plan process, said Harvie. Noting the satisfaction survey, also done through Ipsos Reid, is undertaken every two or three years, Harvie said about 300 households from all three communities were asked their views on civic services and top issues of concern. The results of the survey, which costs about $6,000, will come to council in a report in July.

George Harvie Delta CAO The last satisfaction survey in 2007 found the top issue was transportation, followed by growth and crime.

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Data provided by ICBC shows a significant drop in car thefts and break-ins since 2004. fication, purses with credit cards, wallets with credit cards, car keys,” she said. She noted that if motorists want to leave their vehicles unlocked, they must remember to always remove anything of value. Brooks warned another common mistake people make is leaving garage door openers in their vehicles. “We have had garage

door openers stolen and in some cases they’re used later,” she said. Brooks said even if an area, such as a trail or dike, appears to have nobody around, motorists should always assume there’s a thief nearby. “If you give someone the opportunity, they’ll likely seize it. What we want to try to do is remind people

not to provide that opportunity. People may forget they have something like an iPod or equipment in their vehicle and be on their lunch break, but we want to eliminate any of those opportunities,” she said. “As soon as a purse or a wallet is stolen, we’ve had many instances they’ve been immediately used because someone is still out


there walking or shopping. So they (thieves) have that hour, half-hour window and are quick to use those cards.” Losing identification can also lead to identity theft, which is a major headache long after the thefts have occurred, noted Brooks. She added a spike often occurs when a “core group” of individuals is at work.




Auto crime in Delta has dropped sharply in the past few years, but the police department is reminding motorists to remain vigilant. Figures released last week for February’s Auto Crime Enforcement Month compare statistics going back to 2004. According the data provided by ICBC, there were 57 per cent fewer car thefts and 70 per cent fewer auto break-ins in Delta this February than during the same month in 2004. In February 2004, there were 35 autos stolen, a number that increased to 45 in 2006, however in the last two years that figure has fallen to 15. Meanwhile, theft of items from vehicles dropped from

50 in February 2004 to 15 incidents for the same period in each of the last two years. Delta police spokesperson Const. Sharlene Brooks said the decline is thanks to community policing, bait cars and volunteer initiatives. “If we have an increase in thefts from autos in a particular area, we’ll deploy volunteers to that area to deliver alert cards. It will inform them to please be aware and some of the things they can do to guard against this.” It’s amazing, she said, that many motorists still leave valuables in plain sight. “The thing that we’re still seeing, which is disturbing, are the types of items people are still leaving in their vehicles: passports, identi-

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Youth group headed to India this summer Members of Tsawwassen Alliance to help marginalized people BY


Members of Tsawwassen Alliance Church are headed to India to help out this summer. The eight-person youth group will be visiting schools for Dalits, a caste of people referred to as “untouchables.” The locals will run day camps with sports and arts activities as well as perform light maintenance like painting, says Allyson Wollin, who notes they’ll be in Hyderabad from Aug. 2 to 15. PHOTO BY


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The Dalit people, estimated to number about 250 million in India, face much oppression, says Madison Connors, another member of the church trip. The group has a pair of fundraisers coming up with the first being a concert tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Tsawwassen Alliance Church. Admission costs $5. A second fundraiser will be a dinner and dance at the Tsawwassen Golf and Country Club on June 4 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and include a hamburger buffet and a beverage.

lost their own personal battle to this disease and give hope to those in treatment. An inspirational song is then played followed by each paddler tossing a pink flower into the water. The Abreast Deas Divas, who paddle out of the Riverhouse Marina in Delta, are a breast cancer survivor crew made up of paddlers from Richmond, Delta, Surrey, New Westminster and Vancouver. They come together twice a week to dragon boat and have fun. This crew will be one of the nine breast cancer survivor crews participating in the regatta. Abreast In A Boat encourages women of any age to join. It has paddling locations throughout Metro Vancouver and will have an information booth at the regatta. For more information, visit

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An open house will be held at municipal hall this Friday for those interested in getting an up close look at the solar hot water system installed last year. The open house, which will run from 9 to 11 a.m., is one of 35 around the province, mostly hosted by homeowners who have installed solar hot water on their homes. All tours are part of B.C. Solar Days, running May 28 and 29. “It looks great,” said Mike Brotherston, Delta’s manager of climate action and environment. He said Delta’s incentive to install the system was part of its Climate Change Initiative to be more effi-

cient and reduce greenhouse gases. The municipality also wanted to provide a high profile location for promoting solar hot water as an initiative for residents and for other municipal buildings. “It’s already showing very good results and meeting almost all the requirements on sunny days,” said Brotherston, adding Delta installed a meter inside the building for staff to see how well the system is working. “Everyone can see the temperature of the water coming from the system and returned to the system and see the energy savings, which has been helpful.”

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drew on staff for attention and support, and they were always there for him. While Trevor persevered through the many stages of his turbulent teenage years, whenever he and the staff were going through the worst, they all focused on the best of what Trevor could be. And they were not disappointed. Today, the staff take great pride in announcing the now 19-year-old Trevor is graduating high school this June and is still a frequent and welcome face in the drop-in program. He has completed the club’s volunteer orientation and even helped train its latest group of volunteers. He has dedicated time to run afternoon hockey games, supervise pre-teen dances and is always willing to lend his computer expertise around the club. When asked if he would have had the same opportunities had he not attended the Boys & Girls Club, he said, “When I came to the Boys & Girls Club, I was shy and wouldn’t talk to anyone. Being here over the years helped me believe in

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The Boys and Girls Club Community Services of Delta/Richmond is holding its 19th annual golf tournament on Monday, June 21 at King’s Links in Ladner. At $125 per golfer, players receive an afternoon on the course, a barbecue lunch, deluxe dinner, entertainment, silent auction and more. For more information visit the website or call 604-591-9262. myself and overcome my fear that I couldn’t make good friends. Trevor recently won the Inner Strength/Lemonade Award at a youth recognition banquet sponsored by Delta’s Rotary clubs. Members of the public can make a difference in the lives of other “Trevors” by donating time, talents and treasures to the Boys and Girls Club Community Services of Delta/ Richmond. Visit www. to see how you can get involved.

Polynesian dance festival at KinVillage

“A festival for all who are Hawaiian at heart.” That’s how organizer Paul Tavai-Latta describes the Polynesian festival this weekend at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen. Festival Polynesia/ Pacific Rim is the only allPolynesian dance, music and costume competition in Canada and will incorporate all aspects of Polynesian traditional and modern Island dance and music, said Tavai-Latta. A family event, the festi-

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Public safety trumps congestion: chief Cessford says clearing road following crash is a priority, but tending to injured, investigating scene take time BY


In the wake of a resolution by the Delta Chamber of Commerce, Delta’s police chief revisited the issue of delays caused by traffic accidents in a presentation to civic politicians last week. The chamber, which put forward a resolution to the B.C. Chamber of Commerce last month, wants to see a better plan in place to deal with traffic congestion caused by collisions. Its resolution calls for “an incident management system under the co-ordinated direction of a single agency.” The chamber says delays caused by collisions contribute to significant losses to trade and commerce in the Lower Mainland. Its 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. Police chief Jim Cessford addressed the issue with Delta council, providing a similar presentation to last year after the department and the municipality received complaints about road closures following

crashes. Cessford told council he felt the need to revisit the issue in light of the chamber’s resolution. He said there are several reasons why police close a road following a serious collision and that the department already has a protocol — the Motor Vehicle Incident Response strategy — that is used by emergency responders throughout the province when dealing with a crash. First and foremost, he said, the goal for first responders is preservation of life. Roads must be closed to allow first responders to help the injured quickly. If someone has died at the scene of a crash, the coroner must be called in to investigate before the body of the deceased can be removed, which can take time. Once the injured have been attended to, officers must start investigating what caused the crash as well as cleaning up the scene to ensure the road is safe for traffic to start moving again. “It takes a long time to get all of that under control,” Cessford said. He said police are obligated to investigate serious and fatal crashes under the Police Act and the Criminal

Code of Canada, as well as the Coroners Act and other provincial acts. If the circumstances surrounding a particular crash end up in court, Cessford said officers will be called to testify on thousands of details and pieces of evidence. Delta’s officers use a technique that requires each piece of evidence to be numbered and mapped out using survey-type equipment in an effort to recon-

struct the collision in the future. Cessford admitted the process can be time consuming and said the department is looking into what other types of technology could be used. Since the chief’s last presentation to council on the matter, a few things have been changed in order to try and minimize the impact on the motoring public. The department has developed a communications policy to

get information out to the public through the media as soon as possible to let drivers know about road closures and alternate routes. Delta also now has specific reader boards dedicated for use by the police department to notify drivers that a road ahead is closed due to a crash. In the end, Cessford said that clearing the roadway after a collision is a priority, but public safety is the top priority.

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By-election buzz limited to Tsaw. TED MURPHY

MURPHY’S LAW The upcoming municipal by-election will serve several purposes, although capturing voter attention Delta-wide and materially changing the direction of Delta council won’t be among them. Set for four almost months from now, on Saturday, Sept. 18, the by-election will fill the vacancy on Delta council created by the sudden passing in March of the always-affable George Hawksworth. Although this will be a Delta-wide vote, you can bet the debate will be centered in Tsawwassen. Always the most politically active of Delta’s three communities, Tsawwassen is also the only one that has a major issue in front of it at this time in the form of the potential development of the Southlands. Fresh off public forums associated with the area plan process, the by-election will provide Tsawwassenites with another opportunity to debate the pros and cons of developing the contentious property. The other three-quarters of Delta’s population, however, isn’t terribly interested in the Southlands saga, just as South Deltans weren’t captivated by the equally large Delsom Estates project in North Delta. And it’s unlikely long-standing concerns like traffic, growth and taxes will generate enough buzz to overcome the fact by-elections have historically had a tough time attracting voters. Mayor Lois Jackson and her two longtime running mates have found enough common ground with their colleagues this term that regardless of who is elected it won’t change the balance of power on council. It won’t matter whether it’s a like-minded candidate or someone who becomes a fly in the ointment, the direction of this council has generally been set and won’t be altered by adding a seventh member. It’s not like the last Delta council byelection, which goes back more than 20 years, when Doug Husband campaigned, and won, on the need to keep free enterprisers, not the NDP, in control of municipal hall. What I could see this by-election doing is providing council with an outspoken contrarian that has been missing for the last 18 months. With Vicki Huntington moving on to provincial politics and Krista Engelland losing the 2008 mayor’s race, council has lost a real environmental type, a champion for those inclined to rail against development. With veteran NDPer Sylvia Bishop already declared and Engelland mulling the idea of a return to council, adding that voice of opposition might be the most we can hope to accomplish with September’s by-election.

Too many DFO connections to Cohen’s Fraser River inquiry JOHN CUMMINS

MP’S REPORT The staff being assembled by Justice Bruce Cohen suggests an inquiry without credibility that has lost its way. It is certainly not the inquiry that fishermen sought. Comments made by Brian Riddell, a member of the Cohen Inquiry’s scientific advisory panel, to the effect that he did not believe an inquiry was needed and the collapse of Fraser River stocks was merely a “science issue,” indicate that Cohen has yet to put together a credible inquiry. Riddell is retired from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). The scientific advisory panel also includes Paul LeBlond, who Brian Tobin had appointed to chair an inquiry into missing Fraser sockeye in 1994. Under severe public criticism for the appointment, Tobin replaced LeBlond with John Fraser. The inquiry’s head of research is David Levy, the author of a 2006 report for the Sierra Club that is

supportive of DFO policies developed to address the series of disastrous returns that have plagued the fishery since DFO assumed management responsibilities, policies that rightfully should be the focus of the inquiry. The Levy report supports DFO’s “development of commercial inland fisheries” or terminal fisheries that will harvest poor quality Fraser sockeye only fit for canning. Cohen seems intent on replicating DFO science. If he wanted to seriously challenge DFO’s management practices, it would not be by staffing his inquiry with former DFO staff and their advisors. A more prudent commissioner would avoid engaging: • Current or previous employees or contractors of the department; • Persons who depend or whose organizations depend on the department for research funding or who are likely to in the future; • Persons who staffed previous inquiries or advised the department on their implementation. Cohen has made lawyers his first priority. He has chosen to assist interveners only with their legal costs. That is convenient for lawyers and for the ease of operation of the inquiry but it does nothing to assist interveners in engaging expert witnesses and preparing

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documents that might actually challenge the department and its experts. If Cohen wanted an effective inquiry he would have established a truly independent staff of experts in fisheries science, management and enforcement. He would have provided funds for interveners to engage experts and to prepare evidence. Instead he has created a lawyers picnic with a large staff of in-house lawyers and a corresponding cadre of government-funded lawyers acting on behalf of interveners. What all these lawyers know about Fraser River sockeye and their management has yet to be explained. We know what former DFO staff and their hangers-on know about fisheries management: very little. That is why we are having an inquiry. Now more than six months into the inquiry, all we have is an inquiry staffed by lawyers and DFO friendly advisors. The Cohen Inquiry has become more like a chorus preparing to sing DFO’s praises than a serious inquiry to establish what went wrong with DFO’s management of the fishery and to make credible recommendations to put DFO fisheries management back on track.

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Editor: Re: Rolling the dice by building costly highway and port, Community Comment, May 15 I would like to point out it’s not too late for the freeway to be stopped. Right now, what appears to be freeway construction is not really construction at all; it is merely piles of sand being laid along the proposed freeway’s route. This sandy pre-load must sit for two to five years before it is removed and paving can begin. Combine this with our government’s

current lack of funds, and it is clear this freeway is not a done deal. If the road is being built to accommodate increased container traffic from Deltaport, then it is unnecessary. Decisions to expand the port and construct the South Fraser Perimeter Road were made prior to the recession, prior to plans for a Panama Canal expansion and prior to the 14 per cent decrease in port traffic experienced in 2009 — a level that is expected to remain constant throughout 2010.

If the road is being built to decrease congestion, it would fail there as well. Basic transportation planning teaches that when building a new road, people will drive more often, live further away from their place of work, or change their route so the new road quickly reaches previous levels of congestion. The Alex Fraser Bridge was constructed with the hopes of reducing congestion on Highway 99. It was estimated it would take seven years to become congested; however, it ended up

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taking only nine months! We need to be seriously considering alternatives to the SFPR. Rail lines from Deltaport could be expanded and electrified. Short-sea shipping, which involves moving containers down the Fraser River by barge, is another option. Both of these would reduce air pollution, truck traffic and congestion without paving over our farmland or threatening Burns Bog. Our community needs to come together and make our voices heard. Rebecca Beaton

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Councillors should have stood down on Toigo vote

Editor: Re: Conflict charges frustrate Toigo, May 22 As a person mentioned in the article, I ask to be allowed to explain to readers: • The conflict does not have to do with Ron Toigo. The record of Toigo’s generosity to the community is well known, and is greatly respected and appreciated. It has nothing to do with this. • The conflict has to do with several councillors and their decision to participate in the development concession decision. • The election filings state that George

Hawksworth and Bruce McDonald received $4,000 from Toigo, Lois Jackson, Robert Campbell and Scott Hamilton collectively received $3,000 and Heather King received $1,300. The total as filed, $8,300, probably made Toigo the highest contributor in the last election. • Given these donations to the candidates, were they in a conflict sitting on Delta council at a public hearing and agreeing to grant a significant concession to Toigo’s project? The concession included an increase in units of over 10 per cent, albeit within the same floor space.

• The B.C. Community Charter allows candidates to legally accept donations at election time. It does not, in my mind, go on and then turn a blind eye to what happens later. • If you received a donation of several thousand dollars and the donor later asked for a “favour” for his project, would you feel obliged to be compassionate? If so, that is a conflict as defined by both the B.C. Community Charter and by Delta Bylaw 5000. A recent case involving the special prosecutor in the Kash Heed situation serves to give us a sharper definition. The special prosecu-


tor donated $1,000 during the last provincial election to the Heed campaign. Knowing this, he accepted a mandate to investigate the matter of illegal campaign contributions/activities in Heed’s campaign.

Afterwards he had to resign as he said he had “a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict.” This is a matter of councillors receiving a significant financial gift from a developer, and then

approving a concession to the developer’s project. I believe they should have stood down and not participated as they had, or appeared to have, a conflict of interest. Ian Robertson

Contributions are transparent

Editor: Re: Conflict charges frustrate Toigo, May 22 It is clear those alleging conflict of interest charges against members of Delta council need to spend some time reading the actual legislation governing campaign financing at the local level of government. There is a high degree of transparency and any citizen can access the disclosure documents at municipal hall a few weeks after a general election. All that is required is a signature to verify you’ve viewed the documents. A clerk will hand over the financial information on all the candidates for school board, council and mayor for you to read on the premises. These documents will include the name of each

candidate and their party affiliation, if they are part of a slate. It includes the name of the contributor and the date and sum they donated. While you can’t copy or take home these documents, you’re welcomed to take notes and to my knowledge there are no viewing limitations or access restrictions within the hours of operation at the Corporation of Delta. It seems the argument being made by critics of the current legislation is that if a member of council receives money from a contributor, they should excuse themselves from the voting process when the said contributor has business with council. Now, suppose a particular contributor gave to every member of council. In theory, this donor would

be incapable of doing anything that required a council vote in their community. Under this concept, a smart developer could in theory, tempt those candidates opposed to a pending development with a big fat cheque, or even a little one. If the candidate cashed it, they’d be prevented from voting on the project. Mission accomplished. The current legislation works just fine. It is among the most transparent in the developed world. Candidates need money to fund election campaigns and those giving to candidates for the most part, are usually the same organizations or corporations that give to the hospital, dry grad, sports teams or our local non-profits. Kevin Garvey

This year, Delta Secondary’s Dry Grad was celebrated on May 7th, providing the graduating students with a safe and memorable night. It was a tremendous success! A heartfelt thanks to the community for supporting the fundraising efforts through raffles, piggy banks, salmon sales, wine tasting events, poker night and the community dance. The graduating students of Delta Secondary and the organizers of this year’s Dry Grad celebration would also like to thank the following for their overwhelming generosity and support. Pets N Us Port Guichon Elementary PAC Que Pasa Mexican Foods Radiant Orthodontics Ragnar Jewellers Richlea Bakery River Club Athletics Robertson Optical Royal Canadian Legion, #61 Run of River Power Sacred Heart Elementary PAC Safeway, Ladner Sammy J Peppers Sara’s Icecream Shoppe Sashay Day Spa Save-On-Foods, Ladner Science World Shpak & Co. Chartered Accountants Shpak Dental Group Silvercity Theatres, Riverport Speed’s Pub Staples, Bridgeport Starbucks, Ladner/Tsawwasen Quay Steveston Sea Breeze Adventures Stillwater Sports Studio 42 Subway, Ladner Sunnyside Nursery Super Save Fencing Sylvan Learning Centre Tamarack Dental Task Tools Mr. K Tarumoto Team 1040 Radio Therapy Wines Thrifty Foods, Tsawwassen Trenant Park Dental Tsawwassen Optometry UPS Store Vacuum Works Vancouver Canadians Baseball Vancouver Giants Wellbrook Winery Westham Estate Winery Westland Insurance Corporation Westshore Terminals White Spot, Tsawwassen Zellweger Construction

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May 26, 2010 The Delta Optimist A11 Letters to the Editor

Burden simply too much When there are many more people riding in the wagon, than there are people pulling the wagon, sooner or later the trip is over! In Canada the “average” taxpayer is forfeiting their entire paycheque from Jan. 1 until early July to pay taxes to some level of government. To the people of B.C., the HST represents a tax on virtually everything they purchase with what money they have left after July. How much money is enough for government? With all of this money every year the provincial government still runs a deficit. In private industry there is a word for this

kind of financial planning — bankruptcy. Have they ever said, “Sorry we can’t afford that.” The world is full of outstanding examples of this type of government — Greece, Spain and Portugal are a few and the U.S. isn’t doing much better. The HST revolt in B.C. is not based on charisma, it is not based on funding of programs and it is not supported by mean and greedy people. It is the taxpayers of B.C. saying to a deaf, dumb and blind government that enough is enough. It’s time for some people to get out of the wagon and start pushing. Greg Hoover

There’s substance in 500,000 signatures

Editor: Re: We’ve seen this movie before, letter to the editor, May 22 Val Roddick’s letter was a waste of space. What was her point? As she noted, “... government must work as a team and work together at all levels to achieve success” but that has not applied to the current Liberal government. It has been truly arrogant, dictatorial and out of control in its dealings with all British Columbians. Only a few, notably Carole Taylor, have had the

personal integrity to resign rather than continue to be a “Yes Mr. Campbell” MLA. Roddick was smart enough to know she was going to go down to a humiliating defeat in the last election, so she retired. Wally Oppal, a more visible, credible candidate, was then recruited, but he and the Liberal Party had underestimated the voters’ bitterness at the governmentimposed decisions in South Delta. The net result was the election of independent candidate Vicki Huntington. We now have Bill Vander

Zalm and Chris Delaney co-ordinating the petition to repeal the HST. Vander Zalm is not running for office so Roddick’s concern about his substance and charisma are truly irrelevant. To date, over 500,000 British Columbians have signed on. We want to be heard and have our input respected, not continually dismissed and lectured to. So Roddick, what part of listening to the electorate (presently the HST issue) don’t you get? Robert W. Craig

Retired MLA certainly lacked substance while in office of crackpots. She states Bill Vander Zalm’s Fight HST campaign is without substance. Is 85 per cent of the population not substance? Where was Roddick’s substance when she was Delta South’s MLA and did nothing to stop the power

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Wimpy Kid victorious in Pick the Flick contest

Movie to be shown this summer at Diefenbaker Park The Business Improvement Association of Tsawwassen’s Pick the Flick contest produced a clear-cut winner. Fifty-five per cent of voters chose Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which will now be shown outdoors on an inflatable screen this summer at Diefenbaker Park. Enthusiastic voters spread the word to support a movie close to the heart of many local kids and their efforts paid off when Diary of a Wimpy Kid easily outdistanced the Princess Bride and other titles in the Pick the Flick contest ear-

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Gifted homeschooled students from across Canada will soon be able to attend an online writing program that is based right here in Ladner. Author and storyteller Laura Thomas, known as Agent Story, is now accepting applications for a Junior Authors Gifted Writing Program that will run online in her virtual classroom September through June. Thomas took her popular Junior Authors writing courses online last fall and has been pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of the virtual classroom. “My expectations were quite low when I started,” said Thomas. “But after a few weeks, I realized that there is very little lost and much to gain by teaching online when you do it live.” The only thing that is lost, said Thomas, is the face-to-face visual connection. “Currently, the kids can see me streaming in on video but I can’t see them. But that’s going to change. The application I use is launching an upgraded classroom that will support


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A16 The Delta Optimist May 26, 2010 Coming Events Clubs & Groups ◆DYSL’s AGM will be held Wednesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Tsawwassen community police station. For further information contact Debbie Lindsey at 604-943-8286. ◆The Ladner Single Parents Support Group wishes to invite single parents with dependent children to a free barbecue at 5:30 p.m. at the Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St., Ladner on Wednesday, May 26. For further information contact

Tanya at 778-389-0654. ◆Parent Workshop: Sharing the Autism Diagnosis With Your Child. Sharing the autism diagnosis with our children can by scary. How will they react? When is the right time? What is the right age? What do we say? Come and hear answers to these and other questions and learn how you can positively share this information with your child. The workshop is on Thursday, May 27 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Reach Child and Youth Development Society, 33800-72nd St., Ladner.

To register call 604-9466622 Ext. 341 or e-mail pamc@reachdevelopment. org. ◆A Reachout to Africa Dessert Night is set for Friday, May 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ladner Baptist Church, Ladner Trunk Rd. Tickets are $50 ($40 tax receipt). There will be delicious desserts and lots of African music, ◆Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., is holding its annual book sale on Saturday, May 29 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and Sunday, May

30 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). ◆St. Stephen’s United Church in East Delta will hold its annual Hymn Sing on Sunday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. This year’s theme is Simple Gifts: Hymns of Grace and Wonder. There will be lots of congregational choice, and we will be welcoming Kenn Hutchinson-Surette as a guest soloist. The church is located at 9696 Ladner Trunk Road (Hwy 10), just east of Hwy 99. For more information contact Reverend Doug Graves at 604-948-5470.

◆The University Women’s Club of South Delta is inviting applications from female students for $1,000 bursaries. To apply you must have the following qualifications: Female resident of South Delta and/or graduate of a South Delta high school (Ladner/Tsawwassen), 20 years of age or older and have completed Grade 12, registered at an accredited post-secondary institution. The application deadline is May 31. For applications, contact Caroline Becir at 604-943-4358 or via e-mail at ◆A Pregnancy Loss Support Group meets on the first Thursday of every other month in 2010 (Apr., June, Aug., Oct., Dec.) at 7 p.m. at 202-1624-56th St. Open to women who have experienced an early pregnancy loss to meet other women who have had a similar experience. Please do RSVP to confirm location, which may change based on the number of

people attending. RSVP: Wendy Frasca,, 604-6498843. ◆A drop-in cancer support group runs every second Thursday until June 17. Anyone who is newly diagnosed with cancer, is in active treatment or has had a recurrence is welcome to attend. The group is held at the Harold and Veronica Centre for Supportive Care at 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent in Ladner and is facilitated by registered clinical counselor, Gilly Heaps. Call 604-948-0660 for more information. ◆Would you like to practice your English skills in a social setting? The Tsawwassen Library invites new members to drop by every Friday morning to share ideas, meet people from your community with similar interests and practice English. For more information about this free program, visit or call 604943-2271.

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◆The Knitting Sisters Group makes hats, scarves, laprobes, slippers, and baby items to donate to cancer patients, sick children, homeless and other worthy causes. Drop-in sessions at McKee House are on the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. If you would like to help knit/crochet; donate yarn; or be a sponsor contact Alice at 604-946-3060 or Visit agisborne for more information. ◆Ambassador Toastmasters meets from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Fireside Room in the Tsawwassen Alliance Church 4951-12th Ave. Contact Vera at 604-9434782 or for more information. Seniors ◆McKee Seniors Recreation Centre will host a birthday lunch on Friday, May 28 at 12:30 p.m. It

costs members $6 and guests $7. Cut-off is close of business Thursday, May 27. Call 604-946-1411. ◆Enjoy the music and dance of the South Pacific at the 21st annual Festival Polynesia/Pacific Rim, Saturday and Sunday May 29 and 30. This competition features dances and music from around the South Pacific and will be held at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. A two-day pass is $10 and tickets for the Saturday evening luau, with special entertainment are $18 plus the two-day pass. Children under 12: $9. All tickets are available at the centre. 604-943-0225. ◆Dust off your dancing shoes and dance to the music of the Diplomats, Saturday, June 5 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwasswen. A variety of music will be presented including waltz, tango, cha cha, swing and foxtrot. Tickets are $13 for members and $15 for non-

members and are available at the centre or can be purchased at the door. Licensed premises.

◆A D-Day Tribute and luncheon will be held at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen, Sunday, June 6. The program, presented by KinVillage and the Tsawwassen Legion Branch 289, starts at 11 am and will be followed by lunch and entertainment. Tickets are $11 for members and $13 for non-members and are available at the centre. Licensed premises. Special Events ◆British Columbia’s first full pageant system for

girls, ages 0 to 19, is now accepting registration for a May 30 pageant in Delta. It’s a natural pageant with emphasis on personality with an optional talent category offered. Visit www. for more information.

Dog Services and Autism Support Dogs. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Players and sponsors welcome. To register or for more details visit www. or call 604-940-4504.

◆The Tsawwassen Shrine Club’s 41st annual salmon barbecue will be held on Sunday, June 6 at Ladner Harbour Park. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Call 604-943-3548 to buy tickets in advance.

◆The Boundary Bay IODE is holding a fabric sale on Wednesday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4939-1st Ave., Tsawwassen. There is upholstery, decorator and sheer fabrics for sale all at $4 per metre. All funds raised go to charity.

Fund Raisers ◆13th annual Golf for Guide Dogs Hosted by Kiwanis of Tsawwassen, Ladner is on Friday, May 28 at Beach Grove Golf Club. Join us for a great day of golf, including lunch, dinner and lots of prizes! Proceeds from this event support BC Guide

◆The Kiligala will be held on June 5 at 7 p.m. at the Ladner Community Centre. Tickets are $20 with proceeds going to the Delta Hospice Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. For tickets contact Robyn at Visit

The Boundary Bay IODE is holding a garage sale on Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 4939-1st Ave., Tsawwassen. Also, fabrics will be for sale upholstery, decorator and sheer fabrics, all for only $4 per metre. All funds raised go to charity. Arts ◆An African Children’s Choir concert will be held on Friday, June 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ladner Baptist Church, 5624 Ladner Trunk Rd. Admission is free. 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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A18 The Delta Optimist May 26, 2010 Feedback

ER wait times are on the rise at Delta Hospital, a spokesperson for the but the hospital hasn’t increased its staffing, the spokesperson said. Doctors would like to see at least one more physician on shift during emergency physicians said earlier this month. There’s been a 20 per cent increase in the amount of patients coming to the ER since 2007 the busiest times. The Optimist asked:

Does the ER need more doctors?

Greg Sambrook It can always use more doctors.

Janet Field I think too many people use the ER instead of having a regular doctor. But if the doctors say they need another one, that’s reasonable. They’re the ones that know.

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

• 25.81 per cent said yes. • 61.29 per cent said no.



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Guest Speaker: Brent Seabrook

2010 Olympic Gold Medalist, Men’s Ice Hockey

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• 12.90 per cent said it needed one a while ago.

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Harvir Lalli I’ve been there before ... I would definitely agree. I think they do need another physician there.

Does the Ladner Leisure Centre need a facelift?



Andrew Bak Of course.

Last week we asked you:



Mandy Nilson Is it rising because they need more doctors, or is it rising because not enough beds are open and is the support staff available there for the doctors? That would be my question.

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Delta Sports Sports Editor: Mark Booth

Phone: 604-946-4451



Devils fight their way back to provincials Senior girls soccer team battles through the back door of Fraser Valley playoffs to earn 9th straight B.C. berth BY


The South Delta Sun Devils are headed back to the provincial high school girls soccer championships for a record ninth consecutive year and this trip might be the sweetest of them all. The Devils are off to Victoria for next week’s 16-team event after placing fourth at the Fraser Valley Championships. The result was actually the lowest South Delta has finished during its remarkable run but don’t tell that to an elated Stephen Burns. The longtime coach fielded a starting lineup that featured just one senior while the bulk of his 22-player roster was in Grade 10 or younger. After two highlight seasons that included winning the B.C. title in 2008 and hosting the event a year later, this was supposed to be the season where Burns and Brent Sweeney’s crew was going to take a step back. Despite a better than expected regular season, the Devils seemed to be headed that way. They delivered a lessthan-convincing performance in a 2-0 opening

round win over Terry Fox, then fell 3-0 to league rival Panorama Ridge in the quarter-finals. The result sent them to the consolation side and the formidable task of having to win two additional games to get back into contention for a provincial spot. It might have been a time to just be satisified with what his young squad had achieved this season. Instead, Burns used it as a rallying point. He brought the girls together for a team meeting to remind them what the program had accomplished over the years. Some alumni players even attended to offer their encouragement. “I was afraid at that point the girls would just accept they were a young team and it was okay to lose,” said Burns. “We told them what we were trying to accomplish, how they needed to be better with each game and the challenge they were facing. It’s amazing how they came together.” The Sun Devils stayed alive with a 1-0 win in penalty kicks against Sardis, then defeated a strong Port Moody side 2-0. That set the stage for last Wednesday’s game against Fleetwood Park that was coming off a




South Delta Sun Devils Robin Mitchell battles for posession as teammates Steph Avery and Nadia Langenberg look on during Fraser Valley senior girls soccer playoff action against Terry Fox. The Devils won the game 2-0 en route to earning a provincial berth. tough 1-0 semi-final loss to Centennial. Steph Avery opened the scoring on a 20-yard post-

age stamp blast and Grade 8 goalkeeper Rachel Sydor kept the Surrey opponent off the scoresheet to secure the

B.C. berth. “This ranks right up their with our provincial (title),” added Burns, whose squad

surpassed North Delta and their own consecutive championship appearances with the win.

Islanders flying in Schuss for key weekend games MARK BOOTH

The Delta Islanders are pulling out all the stops for what they considered to be their most important weekend of the season. The B.C. Junior “A’ Lacrosse League club is not only welcoming back veteran Robbie Campbell from Stony Brook University in New York, but flying in Ohio State star Logan Schuss for games against Port Coquitlam on Friday and at home on Saturday (5 p.m.) against the Victoria Shamrocks.

The 2009 Delta secondary graduate was recently named the Eastern College Athletic Conference rookie-of-the-year after leading his team in scoring with 56 points, including 31 goals — the most ever by a Buckeyes’ freshman. Schuss still hasn’t finished school but has received permission from the OSU program Logan to fly home for the weekend. He should give the Islanders a huge boost

for a pair of pivotal games as they try to fight their way back up the standings. They took a 3-5 record into last night’s game in Coquitlam. “To get Robbie and Logan back is absolutely huge for us,” said Delta general manager and head coach Greg Rennie. “Now we get to see what this team will Schuss be like at full strength and these games are really important for us.

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game losing streak Saturday with a 10-6 win over the visiting Burnaby Lakers. The locals took control with four unanswered second period goals and opened up a 9-2 lead before the Lakers tried to make a game of it. Mike Mallory had a huge night with four goals and three assists, while intermediate callup Danton Nicholson had a four points, including two goals. Matt Messenger, Sean O’Neill, Eric Tuura and Ryan Keith also scored. Blake Duncan got the win in net.

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“Win both and we are right back at .500 and in a position to make a move in the standings. If we don’t sweep, then it could very well determine what we will doing for the rest of the season.” Rennie is referring to being a seller at the league trading deadline should his team falter with final year standouts Carlton Schuss and Campbell potentially being on the block. “It’s something we would definitely look at but let’s see what happens with a full line-up for the first time this season,” he added. The Islanders snapped a three-

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Delta Revolution inline roller hockey players Kyle Tunstall (left) and Michael Olson-Eyre will be playing for Team B.C. this summer at the prestigous State Wars tournament in Chicago. Both boys were selected following recent province-wide tryout camps that offered eight spots for each team. The tournament, which will showcase the top players in North America, includes entries from 32 States and five provinces. Tunstall will be suiting up for the B.C. 1992 team, while Olson-Eyre is a member of the 1994 squad. Both are teammates on the Delta Revolution team that won the provincial championship a year ago and played for South Delta Minor Hockey rep teams this past season. State Wars is slated for early August.

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The Delta Deas Rowing Club will be welcoming teams from throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island for its 21st annual Scholastic Regatta this weekend at Deas Island Regional Park. Nearly 300 athletes, representing 15

clubs, are scheduled to compete for the Massey Cup and Delta Police Athletic Association team trophies. The racing runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Sunday. Spectators are welcome.

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Delta Islanders Colten Burr reaches in to knock the ball away from a Port Coquitlam opponent during Sunday’s B.C. Intermediate B Lacrosse League game in Ladner. Delta improved to 4-3 on the season with a 14-10 win.

Goundrey and Smalley pace Pioneers to fifth straight win Gary Bining to make his Pioneer debut Thursday night Kyle Goundrey and Trent Smalley combined for 13 points as the Ladner Pioneers remain perfect in West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association play following a 12-8 win over the Royal City Capitals. The teams were tied at 7-7 after 40 minutes when Ladner erupted for five goals in the final period to seal the win and improve to 5-0 on the season. Goundrey, who finished with eight points, now has 22 in just four games. Smalley also recorded two assists and sits with 13 points in three games. Sean Kelly scored twice, while Corey Williamson added a goal and two assists.

Greg Rennie,Tim O’Sullivan and Josh Neumann rounded out the scoring. The Pioneers attack will be even more potent beginning Thursday night when homegrown standout Gary Bining makes his Ladner debut against the North Shore Indians (8 p.m.). The former Ohio State University star plays for Boston in the National Lacrosse League and is taking a break from his regular summer team — the Western Lacrosse Association’s Coquitlam Adanacs. His older brother Harry will be rejoining the club next week after attending firefighters school in Texas.

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MOWAT, Sidney Harold

October 12, 1931 - May 19, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sid. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Celia, son Brent, daughter Carol (Bill), grandchildren Wesley and Curtis, sister Pat Vidulich, many nieces and nephews as well as his dog “Emma”. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Boundary Bay Cemetery, Tsawwassen, BC. A special thank you to the staff and nurses at Delta Hospital for their tireless care. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be appreciated.

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TRIBBLE, Donald Clay January 26, 1963 - May 14, 2010

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1232 All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Delta Optimist will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

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LONG HAUL CLASS 1 OWNER / OPERATORS for rapidly expanding transportation co. taking on new contracts & need to expand our fleet. Owners with no trailers are welcome as well! Looking for teams & singles. Call 604 598-3498 Fax 604 598-3497 or email

Looking for: ❏ 10 Company Drivers for City Runs, Day & Night. ❏ 10 Company Drivers for BC & AB Runs. Please fax resume and Commercial “N” Print Abstract to 604.214.3172

Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture are looking for Dance & Art instructors to offer classes to a variety of ages from preschool to adult. The ideal candidate for Dance would have a minimum of five years training; talented in multiple disciplines, such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre; teaching experience would be considered an asset. The preferred candidate for Art instruction has previous teaching experience. Skilled with mixed media, painting and drawing. Samples of your work will be required. Hours are flexible based on instructor’s schedule. The Corporation of Delta provides a competitive salary based on experience. Interested applicants are requested to submit Delta’s Application Form (available on our website or by calling 604.946.3246), quoting competition number 45/10 ex by June 11, 2010 and on-going. We thank all applicants for their interests; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Successful candidates are required to undergo a criminal records check. The Corporation of Delta Attention: Human Resources 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Email: Fax: 604.946.3706


General Employment

Customer sales/service

Summer Work

Immediate openings

Flexible schedules, $16.25 baseappt, conditions apply, no exp necessary will train. call now, (604) 595-1040 or

Full Time Parts position available for immediate occupancy. This is a career opportunity as a salaried employee with full company benefits at the Lower Mainland branch of a Canadian wide heavy equipment business. Applicant must be self motivated and sales driven, with experience preferred in the heavy equipment or truck industries. See our job posting at Submit resume or contact info to:


Dependable handyperson required immediately for building maintenance, lawn cutting, gardening, painting, light carpentry etc. Some short travel trips involved. Must have valid drivers license and speak fluent English. Suitable for retired/ semi retired person Fax resume: 604-273-5820


Delta EMPLOYMENT SKILLS PROGRAM Free 1, 2 and 1/2 day employment workshops including:

✔ Resumes, calling cards, cover letters ✔ Interview and communication skills ✔ Learn how to apply on-line or by email ✔ Continued support after completion For more information: 604-946-6926

Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement


LEARN SUSTAINABLE BUILDING. Timber frame, log, straw bale and stackwallbuilding, portable sawmilling. Workshops start August 9. GPRC Fairview CollegeCampus. Fairview, Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; TRAIN TO be a MEDICAL LAB ASSISTANT. The Healthcare industry needs YOU! MTI Community College, (1) 604-310-2684. LOVE YOUR JOB!


Teachers/ Instructors

French Language Preschool

in Tsawwassen requires ECE French speaking Assistant for September, 2010. Part time $16-20 per/hr. Email resume & cover letter to



RESIDENTIAL FRAMING company requires Carpenters Helper/Labourer. Will train. Please call 604-948-2794

Job Listings From A-Z

PHARMACY TECH Trainees Needed!

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NEXT AUCTION Saturday, May 29, 9am


DINING SUITE, 9 piece, 2 leafs, 6 chairs, walnut, buffet, hutch, $500 sofa & loveseat $300; coffee table cherry $75. 604-940-4134 DINING SUITE, lovely 8 pc solid oak Queen Anne style, $900. 604-943-6163

Industrial, Construction, Forklifts, Farm & Turf Equip., Crane Trucks, Trailers, Lumber, Boats and etc. Cars & Trucks 9 a.m. Start!!! FEAT: Civil Construction Equip. – Trailers, Negative Air Fans, Tools, etc. + Woodworking Shop.

HIDE-A-BED EXC cond. $75, book case $20, dining table, 4 chairs $60, desk $10; china cab $10; chair w/ottoman $10; blue arm chair $5. 604-943-5405


SOFA AND loveseat, light floral print, matching 3 sets of drapes and valance boxes, 3 adjustable drapery tracks, as new, all for $290. Call 604-943-1862

1000 lots of tools

6780 Glover Rd., Langley, BC ph: 604-534-0901


For Sale Miscellaneous

ASHFORD SPINNING wheel with accessories includes fleece, $400. Taylor form dress form $100. 604-948-9309 MOVING - Everything must go! Dining suite, king sz bdrm suite, end tables, garden tools, self prop mower, power lawn edger, weight training unit w/bench. Much much more 604-943-8436



BEDROOM SUITE, queen, 6 piece, bed, mattress, etc. very good cond. $200, 604-946-2340

From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

Career Services/ Job Search


Looking for a career in Education?

SEWING MACHINE, Pfaff, 2020 Tiptronic, w/manual, $300, 604-943-3698

Position for Landscape and Property Maintenance business in South Delta for lawncare and general maintenance. 6 months experience, B.C.D.L. and knowledge of Delta req’d. Fax resume to 604-943-2490



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Permanent P/T Office Assistant in Tsawwassen.

To provide administration support for outside salesperson. Duties include handling telephone, fax, and some clerical work. Applicant will possess strong communication, computer, and organizational skills. Please fax resume to 604-948-2161

Career Services/ Job Search

FLEXIBLE, ONLINE WEB DESIGN COURSES. Beginner or advanced, College accredited curriculum. Learn from home while you build your online business and design skills. Visit: to apply!

Office Personnel


Personal Trainer Certification Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be avail. 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education.


BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636

SOLID PINE entertainment unit 6ft x 3ft with pocket doors $500 paid $1000. Wrought iron & wood sofa table $180 paid $385. Excellent quality. Purchased at Barb’s Antiques. 604-943-7389


Lumber/Building Supplies

NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40%. 400OT - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT


Machinery & Tools

ESTATE SALE JD 9450 combine, 598 hours, $88,000.; MF 8160 FWA tractor180 hp, duals, 503 original hours, shedded, premium $67,000. Email:, Edmonton, Alberta.

CAR SEAT, Graco, SnugRide, Free you pick up. Call 604-943-2886


Sports Equipment

BILLIARD TABLE, Brunswick Gold Crown, 5x10, pristine cond. new cloth, matching score board & cue rack, quality stained glass lighting, $950 obo, 604-943-2886



DELTA CABLE PVR, 8 months old, paid $500, will sell $250. Call 604-948-2930


Childcare Available


Infant & Toddler, 3-5 Daycare & Preschool SPACES AVAILABLE! call Chrystalynn Wilson


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Childcare Available


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Bright Eyes Academy Child Care Centres

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Delta Christian School Equipping Children for Life Delta Christian School & Preschool (604) 946-2514 4789 - 53rd Street, Ladner Education You Can Have Faith In

FULLY QUALIFIED MOM of 3yr old daughter and central ladner location between 2 schools. Offers before/after school or full day care at an affordable price in my happy home. I am First Aid certified and have ample room for fun and learning. Must be ok with friendly pets and I have a van for drop off pick up situations if needed. Please call Niki @ 604-306-3554 and references are available if needed as I am well known in the community.




Preschools/ Kindergarten


ADORABLE POMERANIAN pups. Parti colour & extra small. 1st shots. $550 +. 778-316-8561

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $400+ 604 590-3727

BIG BEAUTIFUL Bernese Mountain dog puppies for sale. Ready to go June 5th. First shots and vet check. 2 males and 2 females left. $1000 each. call 604-897-6495

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BORDER COLLIE X, adorable, 8weeks, farm raised, M/F, $300 604-794-3104, not Sundays, Chwk




30 months to 11 years


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EXP’D CHILDCARE provider has full time spot avail immed, Central Ladner. Call 604-946-6454

BORDER COLLIE X Sheltie pups 4 males. Gorgeous! Ready Jun18 Blue Merels $700. Blk & White $400. Aldergrove. 604-856-3291

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Saturday, May 29th 9AM-3PM 4603 Evergreen Lane Furnishings, Usual Brick-o-Brack.

Garage Sale! Sat. May 29th, 9am - 3pm 967 50B St. Furn, sporting goods & household items.

(Sunshine Hills N. Delta) Lots of everything!


Yard Sale! Sat. May 29th, 8am - 1pm 1189 Ehkolie Cres. Quality & interesting items. Some Furn.

TSAWASSEN GARAGE/ MOVING SALE Sat May 29th, 8am- Noon 4917 Chehalis Dr Househole Items & Workshop

Horse Boarding

HORSE BOARDING available. $600.00 per month. Indoor and outdoor arenas. Large paddocks. Fort Langley area. Beautiful setting. Call 604-888-2455.




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MOVING SALE Sat May 29th 8am - 2pm 854 Underhill Dr

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds 778-688-6340


Appliances, furniture & lots of great stuff! Ladner Garden & Desert Plant Sale Desert Plants, heirloom tomatoes, vegetables & herbs, sunflowers, lettuce, books, garden decor & more! Great Deals! Sat May 29nd, 8am-2pm Cul-de-sac 50 Ave & 54 St

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Lots of new and near new items. No Early Birds! ★MULTI FAMILY MOVING SALE★ Sat May 29th, 9am - 1 pm, #12-1100 56th St (Royal Oak) Baby items, household items, & much much more

OSOYOOS WATERFRONT 3br, 2bath, fully equipped & furn large deck, BBQ, ac, canoes, priv. dock, Avail June to Sept. $1500 /wk, 604-922-6103...551-3014

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Mulit Family Sale Sat, May 29 10 to 3 pm 11259 Lyon Road

SHIHTZU PUPS multi colour, 1st shots, adorable to good homes $500. 604-773-2146, 820-0252

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The Delta Optimist has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit

PB BLUENOSE Pit Bull pup’s for sale. 4 left - $1000 - $2000. Ph Tim 604-557-8359







CHIHUAHUA, 3 pups (3 1/2 mo old/1st shots/dewormed) & the mom, $100 each. 604 581-6902

LADNER ★MOVING SALE★ furniture, household items, china, silver, tools, something for everyone Saturday May 29, 8am -4pm 5688 FRIGATE RD, Ladner

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SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application.


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COCKER SPANIEL p/b pups with papers vet. shots, ready now, Vanc. $550 neg. 604-708-1752

GARAGE SALES Moving Sale! Sat. May 29th 10am - 2pm 5589 Frigate Rd. Various household items, office equip, computer desk, small appls, furn. tools

LAB/RETRIEVER X, Young, adult female, Nellie needs a loving home! Shy around new people/situations, best suited adult-only, cat/dog free home, Loves long leashed walks or a rural home. Vanc. Animal Shelter 1280 Raymur Ave, 604-871-6885


Call Carmen @ 604.946.8114 for Registration Details

LAB PUPS CKC Reg’d Yellows & Blacks Good Temp. Shots & Tattooed. $750. 604-377-0820


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Daycare Centres

COIN COIN QUACK QUACK Family daycare, French Immersion, Ladner, 0-12 yrs. Openings available. Pls Call Marie-Claude 604-946-7402


GOLDEN DOODLE Pups Beautiful, intelligent Email pics available. $850 1-877-563-4259 LABS YELLOW PB Vet checked, 1st shots dewormed. 3 female. May 30. $550. 604 537-5063 Sheltie Pups. Reg’d, shots, tattooed, dewormed, m/f, healthly, friendly, $950. 604-526-9943

Section 38 of theTrustee Act RSBC 1996, Chapter 464 NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others, having claims against the estate of ALWYN EDWARDS, who died on the 25th day of March, 2010, are hereby required to send them to the executor, Roy Stepeen Edwards, in care of the Delta Law Office at 4873 Delta Street, Delta, B.C. V4K 2T9, before the 18th of June, 2010, after which date the executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which she has notice.

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Real Estate

BE RICH J. Mercadante collected $29,950 cash, receives a monthly cashflow of $3,000 & created profits of $300,000 in 9 mths investing in real estate. Free Report shows you how. 1-866-215-8037 ID 207 Invigo Realty Ltd. DIFFICULTY SELLING? No Equity? We Buy Homes Alternative to Bankruptcy. No Fees. / (604) 812-3718 GVC PROPERTY SOLUTIONS INC **RENT to OWN** Townhouses & Homes in Langley/Surrey Small downpayment required. Poor Credit Okay 604-857-3597 604-418-3162


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Langley/ Aldergrove

LANGLEY, CEDAR Ridge, 20856 43 Ave. Sun: 12-4pm. 3 BR rancher, 1770 sf, 7500 sf lot. By owner. $600,000. 604-532-8434

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PRIME AREA: Beach access, needs work, build or reno asking $650,000. 54 Georgia Wynd. call 604-948-2364



Houses - Sale

Industrial/ Commercial

SURREY, Central City. Only $725,000! Rare high exposure commercial with high density “Downtown” designation. Floor Area Ratio is 3.5. Approx. 15,790 sq ft. 2 lots 123’ x 128’. Only $13.12 per buildable sq ft. Recent appraisal for $828,000. Call Ben Gauer, Royal LePage Ben Gauer & Associates, 604-644-0273 or 604-581-3838.


Apartments & Condos

3-BDR APT. in Beach Grove nr. ocean, 2 baths, lots of space. Elec. and gas incl., 6-mth. lease pref., avail. June 20/2010. $1800 per mth. 604-760-9935 or 604-218-5931





Tsawwassen Terrace

Are you looking for a 1 or 2 bedroom suite in a well maintained building? Bldg. is located on 16th Ave. and is close to the bus, shops and the beach. To view please call 604-943-7666

Century Village and Tsawwassen Manor

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

Kelly Court

1 bedroom suite available in small bldg. Located near shops, school, bus stop and rec. centre. Rent includes 2 appl., carpets, drapes, heat and hot water. Bldg. consists of new windows and sliding doors. To view or to make an appt. please call 604-782-4326

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


4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.


6030 6002


NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628


Lots & Acreage

Houses - Sale


Real Estate

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford beautifully updated end unit 1250sf 3br 2ba thse $239,900 504-1551 id5107 Delta Open House Sun 2-4, #111 11816-88 Ave Kennedy Hts updated 920sf 2br condo, laundry, pool, $172,900 306-0406 id5121 Port Moody Suter Brook Village top floor 710sf 1br condo $359,900 313-1480 id5083 Surrey Newton completely reno’d 1100sf 2 br townhouse $172,900 562-2977 id4773 Sry Fleetwood 3260sf 3or4br 2.5ba, 17192sf lot, triple garage $725K 599-7009 id5093 Sry Cedar Hills 2235sf 4/5br 2ba home w/suite, Fab views $459K 951-9104 id5119 Sry Cloverdale spotless 1462sf 3br+den 2.5ba Tnhse $339,900 778-571-0757 id5120

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N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No GST. $339,000. 604-726-0677. ● ID # 4711


Real Estate Investment

NANAIMO, 7YR old home w/2 sep suites. 5 bdrm, 5 min to dwntwn, 2x6 const, 9appl, lots of prkg, priced to sell $349,000. Call 250-716-2171 or 250-741-1950 ★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Pat 778-782-0872

Dreaming of a New Home?

4 BDRM +den, 3 bath, 2 fp, newly painted, E. Ladner, ns, np, Av now, Call 604-377-6720 4 BDRM, Ladner, 2 full bath, big rec room, carport & garage, d/w, w/d, big fence yard, avail July 15, refs req, $1600/mth+utils. Call Jason 604-946-3042 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 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

LADNER 2 bdrm $880 inc. heat, h/w, prkg. Some pets ok. No dogs. No smoking. Calls between 9am-6pm only. 604-940-8726


Furnished Accommodation

COTTAGE - 1BR furn, quiet treed Tsaw. $325/wk, daily or longer. For May & June 604-943-4630


Houses - Rent

1 BR 820sf Coach home, Ladner, gas fp, ns, np, July 1, $1080, 604-946-1133 2 BR 1 Ba, total reno’d, rancher, avail immed, Beach Grove Tsaw. Quiet neighbourhood & amazing perennial gardens. Sm pet ok. Ref’s. $1500. 604-943-8728



Office/Retail Rent

To advertise call 604-630-3300


Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up to $10,000. cash back! Guaranteed approvals! Over 400 vehicles to choose from. Call Will or Ashley today! 1-888-289-8935. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 8 out of 11 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. or 1-888-208-3205.




OFFICE SPACE in Tilbury for rent, available now, call for info 604-377-6720

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


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt, Ladner, no pets, N/S, avail Now. $700 incl utils. Call 604-968-5869 1 BR +den bright bsmt suite, garden view, dw, share wd, Tsaw near bus, $800 incld utils, ns, np, avail June 1, 604-948-1572 1BR GROUND floor unit, June 1, $800, near parks, transit & school, shared storage, laundry & utilities, Lrg yard, 604-943-5823

Don’t Miss THIS! 2 BR bright bsmt quiet suite, Beach Grove, incl hydro, cable, gas, internet, wd, ns, np, storage, $1175+dd, 604-943-0132 Liz. 2 BR Tsaw, bsmt ste, private ent, spacious, 900sf, gas f/p, 4 appl, shared w/d, n/s, $950 incl utils., Avail June 15. Call 604-943-8032 3 BDRM upper, Ladner, 4 appl, n/s, n/p. new reno, storage & 1 car garage $1500. 778-889-9732


OFFICE 1700SF, Vantage Way Tilbury, grade level access, 800sf warehouse w/20ft ceilings, incld racking, 604-207-8734 loc 306



Sports & Imports

2000 MAZDA PROTEGE. silver. 142,000 kms. auto, electric mirrors, windows, sunroof, ABS, Alloy wheels, Cruise Control. No accidents. Full service history avail. $4500. 778-991-8676


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H



1999 FORD Taurus SE red sedan. Automatic transmission, 24 valve DOHC engine, 152,600 kms, exc cond, $2,750, 604-984-9066.

2000 FORD Mustang Conv. 1 owner, mint cond. 130K, goldblack roof, $6300, 604-817-4520 2003 CHEVY Cavalier. silver, auto only 47K, orig. owner, immac in & out, $5900, 604-929-8489


Luxury Cars

2003 BWM X5 3.0 V6 AWD, grey / grey leather, loaded, navigation system, heated power/telescopic steering, heated front & rear seats $17,000. 150 K. 604-657-4451



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2001 INFINITI QX4, fully loaded $10,250 ONO, 148,000 KM, Gold, Bose Stereo, sunroof, tanned leather seats(all heated), mud/ snow tires, Automatic, Hi-intensity headlights. Lovely smooth, reliable ride. Rebuild 2003. Call Tommy 778-960-5308 2002 DODGE Durango SLT 4X4. Great truck to drive, have all the service records. Asking $9,500. Open to offers. 604.657.1845


Sports & Imports

1990 VW JETTA standard, cd, stereo, a/c’d, exc mileage.clean, runs well $1000. 778-895-1424


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2005 KAWASAKI KX100 Moto Cross W/many add-ons. stock parts incld. Well maintained, $2100 obo. Cell: 778-882-4099 2006 HONDA CRF 100 dirt bike, original owner out grew, like new, $2000 obo, Cell: 778-882-4099 FREE WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT. Learn to repair street, off-road and dualsport bikes. Hands-on training. On-campus residences. Great instructors.Challenge 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882; THE ONE! THE ONLY! Authorized Harley-Davidson Technician program in Canada.GPRC Fairview, Alberta. On-campus residences. 15-week program. Top quality instruction, up-to-the minute curriculum, hands-on training. 1-888-999-7882;


Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026



2000 INFINITY G20 80,000km silver, auto, loaded, fully serviced since new $8900. 604-786-7114

2005 HONDA Civic SE automatic 75,500 kms new Michelin tires $10,400 - obo. 604-761-1352

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673



CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Reliable cleaning team. Bonded & Insured. Susan at 604-312-9445

★CLEAN FREAKS★ 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


Computer Services

Delta PC Service & Consulting

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

Call 778-882-4128

Pays $150 minimum for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

Call 778-316-3217



1999 CORSAIR 30ft, 5th wheel large slideout, sleeps 5-6, new condition. $24,900 604-465-9512


Trailers/Tents/ Campers

1996 RUSTLER 5th Wheel Bunkhouse, sleeps 8, A/C, awning, ext shower, bunks, tons of storage. $8450. Langley. 604-881-4566



#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

2008 HONDA Civic, Auto, 4 dr, silver, all power, a/c, low kms, $13,000. 604 518-3166

2003 INFINITI G35 sedan, 66 K, auto, fully loaded, no accidents exc cond $14,600. 604-725-0947



2004 JAGUAR X-Type 3.0 AWD, 63K, tiptronic, xenon, clean, excellent cond., $9999. Tel: 778-322-3598

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

2006 MERCEDES E500 wagon 41K, silver, black int. Mint cond. $43,000 604-889-1069 eves


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

$175 Min. FOR COMPLETE FULL SIZE VEHICLES Serving the Delta area for 20 yrs. Call 604- 649-1627, 946-0943


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

Warehouse/ Commercial

1000SF, BAY Doors on both sides, Surveillance, Available Now, in Tilbury, 604-377-6720




Office Space 621 sqft avail June 1st . 4840 Delta Street, Ladner. 2nd, elevator & sec indoor prkng, Ph: Gertie 1-250-247-7242 or cell 604-306-4563

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

Check the Real estate section.


TSAW - JUNE 1ST Clean 3 br, full bsmt, 2.5 baths, hardwood, gas fp, dw, garburator, double carport, RV prkg, $1980, no dogs, call Peter 604-250-3154


Nice bright 2 bedroom suites available. Rent includes 3 appliances, carpets, drapes, u/g parking and laundry facilities. Located on bus route and close to shopping centre. For more info or to view please call 604-943-7612

Houses - Rent




Advanced Concrete Enhancements Limited

Placing, finishing, Specializing in stamped concrete, overlays, acid staining, counter tops, faux rock, (Waterfall and ponds)

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



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




Professional Electrical Services Panel Upgrades – Renos Lic. #26765 • South Delta based


Suites/Partial Houses

LADNER, lower level, 2 BR, cul de sac, lge fenced sth facing yard, w/d, avail. July1. $1200/m. incl util. n/s, n/p. 604-946-8194.

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

May 26, 2010 The Delta Optimist

Call ThE Experts LAWN & GARDEN

Custom Decks & Fences Landscaping Lawn & Garden Installation Hedging & Pruning 604-948-5296

Painting Retaining Walls Flagstone & Paver Patios Renovations

Prompt and Professional

Bermuda John

“It’s a tankless job but we enjoy doing it”

Honest & Dependable

On demand tankless hot water Residential and commercial • Service repair and install

No Job too Small

On demand systems are up to 98% efficient and can be used for every application including heating


604.948.3199 778.688.1950

1-877-9 Hot H20 (1-877-946-8240)

WCB insured

604.868.7062 Local Plumbers




Factory Direct Prices Everyday




- 13060 80 Avenue, Surrey 604-591-6422


HEATING Canada Tankless Ltd



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


• • • • • • •

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

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

To place your ad in “Call the Experts,” 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



SPRING SALE 10.000 Deliveries Annually


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


❏ Cedar Fence Installation Call 604-275-3158



To view or pick up 5333 176 St., Surrey




Edgemont Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-244-9446


Too much to do, not enough time? ... I can help! • Lawn maintenance • Window cleaning Designs • Prunning • • Gutter •cleaning • Lawns • Fences • Decks • • Pressure washing • Stone/Masonary • • Pruning and Hedging • Rubbish Call Hans JOHNremoval 604-943-4546 (WCB Insured) Tel: 604-948-0267 • 604-842-1468



604-649-0502 (cell)

HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, roof repair. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

Lawn & Garden

J&S Lawn Cutting

Father & son owned & operated. Best Rates Guaranteed

Call 778-999-4164

For anything Yard Related!



Drywall, Flooring, Moldings etc.


Maintenance & Installation


604.948.5296 PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance • • • • • • •

Lawn Care & Maintenance Pruning and Hedging Full Yard Cleanups Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Rubbish Removal Fencing & Repairs

604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401


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

HANDYMAN RON Renovations, repairs, tile, drywall, painting, 20yrs exp. 604-946-1705

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

Lawn Maint. window & gutter cleaning, pressure washing, rubbish removal etc. 604-948-0267


To advertise call

Painting/Decorating 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.



★ Pruning ★ Cleanups ★ Small Home Repairs

Michael 604-943-6951 Certified Horticultural Technician

Residential & Business Contractor Interior & Exterior

Painting/ Wallpaper


Local resident, 38 yrs. 604-943-0043



Mark 604-626-7430

LAWN CUTTING FERTILIZING Maintenance Call for Free Aerating


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




THE FENCE GUY Insured B.C.T.Q Tradesmen 1994 Call Dave 604-781-9110

Lawn & Garden


Home Services

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

Painting/ Wallpaper


AAA PRECISION PAINTING Interior/Exterior Excellent Prices

Free Est/Written Guarantee Insured/WCB



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


TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, yard clean up - Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255

For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Member: Better Business Bureau


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

10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005 CANADA TANKLESS Ltd. res. & comm. Repair, install WCB ins. bonded. 604-943-7770


Power Washing


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

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

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

•Residential Roofing •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount

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

JJ Roofing

Renovations & Home Improvement

10% lower than any other written estimate


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

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

Total Renos, Additions Build New Homes Kitchens, baths, drywall, painting, new garage, roofs, decks, driveways - asphalt, concrete or pavers, drain tiles, landscaping, excavating 604-985-8270

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

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

Cameron Construction - Additions & all renos, 25 yrs exp. Scott 604-948-9183 or 992-8182 cell

Rubbish Removal




'You Call It, We Haul It!'

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

ACE OF TRADES: Complete Renovations Plumbing, Electrical Master Carpenter, Painting Wallpapering Kitchen/Bathroom designer & installer. floors Ceramic Tiles Drywall, 25 yrs. exp. $30/hr Mark Local Cell: 778-889-9918



• Repairs • Reroof • New Roof SENIORS DISCOUNT WCB & Fully Insured

604-726-6345 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Rubbish Removal and Recycling

778-668-HAUL (4285)

Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●


Over 25 years serving South Delta

• Rubbish Removal • Reno Clean-Up • Yard Trimmings

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




South Delta Based tile setter 18 yrs exp with all tiles and patterns. Complete tear downs, and waterproofing.

Call Dan 604.916.4821

AL’S CERAMIC TILE. Supply & install, samples avail. Free est. 604-948-9573, cell 604-836-8943 A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est 10% disc, BBB, WCB, Liability Insured. Jag 778-892-1530

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★refoof ★ repair★ WCB Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266 ON SIDE ROOFING & RENO’S Call Darren. Office 604-952-0798 or cell 778-869-2767


778.886.8541 Licensed, Insured, WCB

TMO Contracting


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

6602 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

Tree Services

Suites/Partial Houses

LRG 1 brdm + den basement suite w/ full kitchen & bathroom. FREE Internet & Cable, alarm & washer dryer. No smokers, or pets - avail immediatley - rent $750 per mo call 604-719-5443

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