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Eleven members of the Century Group maintenance crew had their heads shaved at Figaro Hair Design in Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society in the first ever Century Cuts for Cancer event. Val Pereira (left), who spearheaded the event, Rod Van Agteren and Brent Leach are shown after undergoing the big shave. The group, which also included Blayne Beattie, John Fagan, Lou Rioux, Ken Maliqi, Pete Rasmussen, Ruth Katagi, Wendy Fagan and John Burgham, raised more than $4,700 for the Canadian Cancer Society. With the first Century Cuts for Cancer event under their belts, plans are already underway for the next one.
Freshness changing attitudes Ladner’s Windset Farms at forefront of efforts to get produce to supermarkets sooner so consumers enjoy bounty of harvest SANDOR GYARMATI
A Ladner greenhouse is participating in an initiative that’s helping change the way shoppers think about produce sold in supermarkets. Windset Farms has seen firsthand the positive feedback of the Grown Close to Home program launched a couple of years ago by Loblaw, the grocery chain that’s attempting to bring the spirit of a farmer’s market to its stores. The summer campaign puts local growers front and centre,
providing a much wider variety of fresh B.C. grown produce, in some instances within 24 hours of harvest. The emphasis is to put the spotlight on freshness and the quality of local produce during growing season, said John Newell, chief operating officer of Windset Farms. “I definitely would say educating consumers and promoting B.C. products has led to consumers buying and looking for B.C. products versus other countries,” said Newell. Showing some of the newest
varieties of peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes his family operation has begun growing, Newell was recently interviewed at his Ladner greenhouse with Mike Venton, senior vice-president of produce with Loblaw Companies Ltd. Noting customers are seeking sweeter and tastier items, Newell See FRESHNESS page 3 PHOTO BY
Mike Venton with Loblaw Companies Ltd. (left) and John Newell with Windset Farms show some of fresh peppers grown at the Ladner greenhouse.
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A02 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010
September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist A03
Characters abound in early days Edgar Dunning reminisces about some colourful staff members in the formative years of the Delta Optimist SANDOR GYARMATI
Longtime newspaperman Edgar Dunning has seen many fine staff come and go in the almost 90year history of the Delta Optimist. Still writing a weekly column looking at the history of the community, Dunning, who turned a sprightly 100 this year, was recently asked about the plethora of characters he worked with for the publication his family started in 1922. “The staff always told me how much they enjoyed working at the Optimist during my period. We had some good ones,” said Dunning in an interview at his Ladner home/office. The Dunning family arrived in Delta in 1922 at the invitation of the board of trade, which wanted someone to start a local newspaper. The community had been without a paper since the Delta Times folded a few years earlier. Dunning’s father, Vincent Dunning, started the Optimist but a year into the venture left the country after an indiscretion. Dunning’s mother, Gertrude Dunning, took over as publisher, becoming one of the few female publishers in Canada at the time. Edgar assumed the role
a passport “all the excitewould be built. His ashes publisher in 1942, followWilliams, would later ment broke out” at the would be scattered on the ing his mother’s death, and become the clerk for the office. Fraser River at the site of saw the staff complement Supreme Court of the “In those days, anybody the new tunnel. grow as the Optimist firmly Yukon Territory. applying to work in a comOne of the most interestablished itself as one of One of the former edimunist country the leading alerted the community RCMP, so newspapers. every one of us He sold half connected with interest in the Palmer at the paper in 1964 Optimist was and continued investigated as a co-pubby the police, lisher for a few with Palmer years. He sold too. Eventually the remainder he got his of his interest passport and in 1980. worked in Still rememMoscow for bering the a couple of names of years before employees durcoming back to ing his days Vancouver.” at the helm, Saying he the personable didn’t know Dunning said Palmer was many reporta communist ers and editors when hired by were from PHOTO BY SANDOR GYARMATI the Optimist, England, comCentenarian Edgar Dunning has many tales to tell about the early days of the Optimist. Dunning ing to Delta laughed that it to hone their esting characters over the tors from England, Linton wouldn’t have mattered. skills. years was reporter George Eccles, became active with “We had one other mem“A number of them Palmer, who left the the Lower Fraser River ber of our staff at that time started with us because it Optimist in the 1940s to Crossing Improvement who, you might not have was near Vancouver and write for the Moscow Daily called him a communist, Association, a group lobwe were frequently looking News in Russia. An ardent bying for a new crossing was an ardent socialist. He for competent people to be communist, Palmer sent a between Richmond and was an excellent printer but reporters and editors.” few letters of his experiSouth Delta, resulting in also a member of the CCF. Dunning, a very good the construction of the Deas ences back to Delta where In those days, a good perreporter and linotype they were published. Island Tunnel (now called son on linotype was a valuoperator himself, recalled Saying Palmer was a George Massey Tunnel). able thing to have.” how those who came from good writer and reporter, Eccles passed away a Another staffer, an adverEngland were speedy typDunning recalled that as few weeks before the 1956 tising representative, turned ists who also had superb soon as Palmer applied for announcement a tunnel out to be a pyromaniac. He shorthand. One, Denis
FRESHNESS from page 1 said shoppers have become more discerning, seeking the best taste and quality for their dollar rather than just quantity. The marketing campaign includes using such devices as chalkboards in stores highlighting what products are fresh in the store
and from what local farm. Advertisements, meantime, highlight the local growers who are supplying the produce. Newell said the reputation of supermarket produce is rightfully improving. Other food chains also have programs in one form
or another letting shoppers know what products are grown locally. Kin’s Farm Market, for example, lists B.C. grown produce right on the price tags, said company marketing associate Raju Sandhu. Meanwhile, Canada Safeway says an increasing number of its customers are realizing the benefits of eating and buying locally.
According to the company’s website, with over 1,000 local vendor partners throughout the U.S. and Canada, roughly 30 per cent of the produce sold by Safeway annually is local. Save-On Foods says it’s known for its commitment to local communities and support of local growers, suppliers and producers. The grocery chain says it
carries more than 300 varieties of produce from family-operated farms in B.C. and Alberta. At a Delta Chamber of Commerce meeting earlier this year, a panel stated a “buy local” trend for produce means good value for customers and big business for local farmers. One of the panelists was Andy Carter, general
was suspected, but never convicted, of burning down the Delta Community Hall in 1964. He was later convicted of setting a building fire in Point Roberts, and that’s when Dunning began to realize the salesman might have been responsible for acts in Delta. Another interesting person who worked for the Optimist in the 1940s was Pop White, an excellent printer and linotype operator. “I don’t know if he was single or otherwise, but we never heard of any wife or family,” remembered Dunning. “He worked all day long, go out and have his meals and would then sleep at night on the shelf under the (newspaper) makeup table,” said Dunning. “That would continue for a couple of weeks and he’d take off for Vancouver, disappear more like it, and we wouldn’t see him for a couple of weeks. Nature’s wants are very few and they must be attended to, and he took off to satisfy his wants, we suspected, in the red light district in Vancouver.” Dunning said he kept in touch with many former staffers over the years. One person he still keeps in touch with is former bookkeeper Phyllis Piper, who is actor Michael J. Fox’s mother. manager of Thrifty Foods in Tsawwassen, who said the success of his store is founded on good relationships with local growers and suppliers. Noting his store is also working on a campaign, Blair Beaton, produce manager for Budget Foods in Ladner, said a large amount of its produce comes directly from Delta farms.
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A04 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010
No need for worry over water quality: engineer Delta system wouldn’t experience White Rock woes SANDOR GYARMATI
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The problem White Rock faced with its water supply wouldn’t occur here. That’s the assurance from Delta engineering director Steven Lan in an interview last week. “The one difference with our system is that we can switch to GVRD water for that service area. If there was ever a problem, we could switch it over and White Rock doesn’t have that ability,” he said. Recently lifted, White Rock had been under a boil water advisory that started Aug. 20 when E. coli was found during routine monthly testing of a reservoir. The advisory affected more than 20,000 residents who had enjoyed having non-chlorinated drinking water from the Sunnyside Uplands aquifer. That water is provided through six wells, which range in depth from 200 to 500 feet. Most of Delta is serviced through Metro Vancouver’s water system, which uses chlorination. However, there’s also an aquifer beneath Watershed Park that provides a separate water source. Lan noted the Delta aquifer is not connected to the White Rock aquifer and the water mostly services the rural areas of East Delta. Lan said Delta has the ability to switch off that
water supply in favour of the regional district’s water. According to a 2009 report, recently reviewed by Delta council, Delta’s drinking water met the provincial requirements. No E. coli was detected in any of the 1,700 test samples from the distribution system.
September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist A05
Focus on road safety as HARRIS NURSERY kids go back to school & FLORIST New police program aims to educate all road users BY
With students heading back to school this week, Delta police have launched a new traffic safety plan. “Moving toward the goal of making Delta roads the safest in B.C., the Delta police are initiating their Walk Ride Drive Back to School Traffic Safety Plan,” said department spokesperson Sgt. Sharlene Brooks. With the beginning of a new school year, “the safety of those traveling by foot, bike or vehicle is paramount,” she said. The plan uses a variety of strategies to increase the safety of everyone. Resources from across the department will be used, including community police stations and their volunteers, patrol, traffic and the school liaison sections. “There will be concentrated efforts on road safety issues throughout Delta and all school zones will be primary target areas,” Brooks said. “The focus will be on
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“There will be concentrated efforts on road safety issues throughout Delta and all school zones will be primary target areas.”
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A06 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010
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Southlands answer not a solution
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MURPHY’S LAW When it comes to the Southlands, we got an answer, but didn’t necessarily get a solution. The Tsawwassen Area Plan now in the hands of civic politicians calls for the community’s most contentious piece of property to maintain its agricultural designation. Given the results of the Ipsos Reid poll and feedback from a multitude of public sessions, it seems like a logical conclusion, but it’s also setting the stage for Tsawwassen’s longest-running soap opera to continue for the foreseeable future. Should Delta council do nothing more than approve the recommendation of the area plan committee, it’s simply asking for the Southlands to be a front burner issue until such a time that something concrete happens with that parcel. It’s hard to believe that after he received almost 40 per cent support for his innovative housing/small-scale farming proposal that Century Group president Sean Hodgins is simply going to shelve the concept and walk away. As much as some opponents would like to see that, it’s not going to happen. I suspect Hodgins is more than a little disappointed his new urbanism approach hasn’t been widely embraced in Tsawwassen, but given support for Southlands development has gone from next to nothing to pushing 40 per cent in the last two decades, this would not be the time to throw in the towel. Whether that means tweaking the existing proposal or simply waiting it out and seeing if the mood shifts further, the specter of development isn’t disappearing anytime soon. So, if the Southlands, in its entirety, is to be agricultural in perpetuity, then merely designating it that way won’t do the trick. Seeing it remain as farmland forever likely means some form of public acquisition, whether that’s through outright purchase or land swap. Anything short of that means the existing zoning is just acting as a holding pattern until the next in what is now a lengthy string of development proposals comes along. It seems to me the agricultural designation is a convenient way to avoid making a meaningful, long-lasting decision on the property. Yes, it precludes development — for now — but it hardly puts the issue to rest. That won’t be done until either it’s in public hands or a project gets local government approval. There doesn’t appear to be an appetite to move in either direction at this point in time, which means you can bet we’ll be dealing with this all over again in the not too distant future.
By-election offers chance to provide South Delta a voice STEVE GRAHAM
COMMUNITY COMMENT Eight candidates are running for a single seat in the by-election on Sept. 18, possibly a record. This would correspond to 48 candidates to fill the six council seats in a full election. In a recent editorial, Ted Murphy cogitated about what has motivated so many to run. For some, it may be the pay. According to my records, council gave itself a 13 per cent pay increase in January 2008 and another 15 per cent in May 2009 (or 30 per cent in 17 months). I wonder why no candidate has raised this as an election issue. Perhaps Mayor Lois Jackson’s penchant for spot zoning is encouraging some to run as stalking horses by development interests or for personal opportunities. Alternatively, one or more may be motivated by a desire serve the community. Delta is a relatively big community in B.C. and, in my view, a
potential councillor should have a good understanding of both parts of it. She or he should also know how the bureaucracy functions, preferably through extensive experience on municipal committees. There should also be some evidence of involvement in community organizations. Unfortunately, none of the current candidates appears to meet all the above criteria, and several do not appear to meet any. Another issue to consider is the current mayor and some council members appear to have an agenda that differs from that of the people of South Delta, especially Tsawwassen. This has been demonstrated by the biased process to revise the Tsawwassen Area Plan, the solid waste sellout, and the slice and dice zoning in Ladner. This election offers a good opportunity to start changing this agenda. At a minimum, the new councillor should be from South Delta and should be dedicated to preserving and enhancing this area rather than destroying it. Given the foregoing, I suggest you seriously consider three of the eight candidates. Sylvia Bishop was a teacher and head of the local NDP, so she would be a replacement in kind for
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George Hawksworth, who also had an NDP/Cit-A-Del/teachers’ background. Bishop is the only candidate whose position on the Southlands is unequivocal. Maria DeVries has been active and involved in community affairs for some years. She was head of the local provincial Liberal party; so you have to wonder why she would be associated with a group that tried to shut down the hospital, forced people from their homes with a high voltage line and announced a multi-million dollar soccer project in East Delta that disappeared shortly after the election. Ian Paton from East Delta appears to have the best-funded campaign, and I agree with many of his statements about taxes and preserving agriculture. However, he is running with, and endorsed by, politicians such as Scott Hamilton, Robert Campbell, Bruce McDonald and Jackson, who have raised taxes and removed land from the ALR. Paton’s endorsers need to be replaced, not reinforced. I conclude that Paton is a stalking horse, albeit an agreeable one. In summary, I recommend voting for Bishop or DeVries. If you agree with the current council’s agenda for South Delta, then vote for Paton.
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September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist A07
Editor: Re: Complaints prompt revamp of new Ladner sign, Sept. 1 I’m happy to see that the powers that be are willing to make some adjustments to the Welcome to Ladner sign. I’d like to know what a sculpture of a heron means. If it’s to be beside and behind the sign overlooking it, and needs concrete footings, is it going to be so large that it sticks out like a Godzilla-type heron terrorizing Ladner? Is it even going to be a true representation as our old sign was, or is the term sculpture used loosely as in some modern day artistic design? The village of Ladner is unique and the signage welcoming people should reflect that uniqueness. To be honest I did miss the old sign but it wasn’t until people started to talk about the new one that I even noticed it was there. A lot of money could have been saved if the original sign had been reproduced if it needed to be and a simple green high-
way sign saying “Entering Ladner” had been used. The designers were looking for consistency and I think that’s one of the major difficulties. There can be no sign that will be able to reflect such different life styles that exists in South Delta. Perhaps the
The designers were looking for consistency and I think that’s one of the major difficulties. concrete sign is reflective of Tsawwassen, which is more of an upscale community. Plus with the, so far, empty land sitting on the corner of Highway 17 and 56th Street the sign would be more easily visible. Unlike some of the other comments I have to disagree and say that it does have visual appeal. Just not in Ladner. Ladner has a focus on heritage and even though fishing unfortunately isn’t the industry
it once was here, there are still plenty of fishing boats and fascinating old buildings to be seen on the Ladner waterfront. And it’s a farming community, home to a wildlife sanctuary and to OWL. Modern and artsy doesn’t fit in with what we are. I really do wish that before they go changing anything that the design committee would present their vision to the people who live here. Lois Jackson says they want this done in a timely manner and I agree, but not if it means all of the dollars are spent on something equally inappropriate to the community. How much would it take to present a choice of three or four different designs, perhaps to be seen in the municipal hall or the leisure centre, to judge public reaction and be able to use the most popular choice? Obviously drawings have to be made in order for the committee to make choices anyway. Shirley MacNutt
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A08 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010
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the bay some considerable distance. Years ago I lived on this beach, 1744 Beach Grove Rd. to be exact, and I had occasion to dig a well some 40 feet in from the high tide; my intention was to water my garden at times not allowed due to restrictions. Three feet down I struck water, cold and clear; it tasted great! We had a sample tested at a laboratory and the report came back that it was pure and had an excellent ‘PH’ balance.
We had a bountiful compost-fed garden but we also planted potatoes outside that area in the very sandy soil. Magnificent potatoes are the best way to describe the crop we harvested. What is wrong with Southlands being farmed as a major potato producer? Historically isn’t that what it is famous for? Be kind with your rebuttals as I have a sensitive stomach, especially when it is empty. Harvie Delmar
Who do Southlands leaders support in civic by-election? Editor: The contentious issue of the Southlands development more recently seems to be coming closer to yet another updated, but-don’t-holdyour-breath, final conclusion in a multi-generation series of final conclusions. After a questionable false start by municipal hall, a newly appointed independent survey concluded, for every one Tsawwassen
respondent who said yes, about two said no to the development. Century Group conducted its own poll and said the split was about equal. No question, one way or another, the development will have a substantial impact in Tsawwassen so it’s no surprise it’s become one hot topic for the upcoming byelection. I’d like to support a can-
didate based upon this issue but, after Vicki and Wally, I don’t want to throw my vote away on a fractured vote. I’d like to hear from the leaders of each side who they will support in the by-election to further their cause. Century Group, who do you want me to vote for? I don’t know the name of the group(s) that oppose the development, and if there are more than one, please
come to a consensus and let me know who you would like me to vote for. No need to call me, just publish it so we all know. As for our civic politicians, a big nod of approval to those who had the refinement not to use their office voice to promote their dearest. Kevin Wright
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a rather intriguing piece of information regarding the viability of the Southlands as a farmable tract of land. “Do you know that if you were to dig down three feet that you would reach salt water?” How prevalent is this opinion? Is this land a sandy, salty, sad excuse for a farm or is it an excellent opportunity to grow specific crops? Southlands is a part of a large area of land that extends down through Beach Grove and around
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Editor: First off, I am not a farmer nor am I an agrologist. Neither am I a producer; I am an avid consumer. With this thought in mind, I will admit that I am slightly prejudiced in my opinion as it does bend towards the world’s ability to produce sufficient sustenance. In a conversation just yesterday with a neighbour, I was informed he had a discussion with a person “in the know” who revealed
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Delta is committed to helping children get active and stay healthy. Grade 5 students who live in Delta receive free admission when they attend drop-in skating and swim programs at all Delta parks, recreation and culture facilities. All they need to do is activate their Grade 5 pass. The passes are good from Sept. 1, 2010 to Aug. 31, 2011. Grade 5 passes are available to Delta residents attending Grade 5 for the
away. Students whose birth year is not 2000 need a note from their teacher or principal affirming enrollment in Grade 5. The Grade 6 10-admission pass extends the free admission period to Grade 6 students who live in Delta. Students can pick up the free cards at their local recreation facility with proof of Delta residency and birth date and can use the 10 free admissions at any time after issue.
Interactive library program for infants
Sharing rhymes, stories and songs can enhance the relationship between parents and their children. Delta libraries are offering the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program this fall in all three communities. It’s an interactive program for parents/caregivers and their children, newborn to 15 months. It will be offered at the following locations:
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North Delta — Mondays, Sept. 20 to Nov. 22, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the George Mackie Library. To register, call the Boys and Girls Club at 604-591-9262. The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program is offered by Delta libraries in partnership with Boys and Girls Club Community Services of Delta/Richmond, and funded by the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
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Representatives of the Canadian Red Cross recently awarded Delta the Partners in Humanity Citation to recognize the municipality’s commitment to volunteerism, outstanding leadership in swimming and water safety and their partnership with the Red Cross. For the last 10 years Delta has been one of the top five Water Safety Training Partners in the Lower Mainland. The national award rec-
ognized the municipality as a role model in swimming and water safety through instructor coaching, mentorship and also leadership training. Three Delta employees were also recognized through certificates of appreciation and milestone awards. Louise Bishoff, Paula Thulin and Michelle Hebein are all master instructor trainers with the Red Cross who have been involved in training of instructors
and instructor trainers at both the local and national levels. Accomplishments include creation of Water Safety Instructor Recertification clinics used throughout Western Canada, membership on several councils – including the National Board of Governors, and key roles in the development of the current Red Cross swim program and Advanced Leadership Development programs used across Canada.
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September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist A13
Countless quasi-climatologists reside in this country
LIVING MATTERS The sister-in-law called from Ontario. She asked about her nephews. She asked about my job. She asked about the weather. This, of course, is what Canadians talk about. This, I suspect, is what Canadians talk about more than any other people on the planet – especially in cross-country conversation. The sister-in-law, as usual, inquired about the family and my nine-to-five routine, then made straight for meteorology. “It’s so beastly humid here,” she told me. “What’s it like there?” “Let’s see,” I said. “Fifteen degrees at the moment. Sun with partial cloud cover. Scattered showers expected tomorrow.” “Humidity level?” she asked. “Low to moderate,” I report. “Nothing like what you’re experiencing.” Whenever we speak, the sister-in-law and I talk rain.
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By Linda Mallard, owner TWC “Since starting at the TW C 3 months ago in their Pilates and Health program, I have gone through a metamorphosis that has not only changed how my body looks but also how I feel inside. By simply participating consistently, I have lost 13 pounds, 1-1/2 inches off my waist, ½ inch off my thighs and have gone down 1 size in my clothing. I Jean Hamilton have more energy and passion for life. The best reward is that people are noticing the change.” Jean Hamilton, 66 years young. Pilates is a gentle yet challenging form of exercise that will build up your stamina, strength and flexibility by stretching, lengthening and strengthening your muscles. And because Pilates exercises are performed with precision and control, you will feel amazing the entire time. Re-Energize Your Life The principle objective of Pilates is to build abdominal, back and pelvic strength resulting in body toning, improved posture and better overall movement. Leg strength and balance are also key components taught in our 60+ classes making sure you stay on your feet!
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A20 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010
In the Community
Night market succesful for second straight year
August event raises $7,200 for Delta Hospice Society
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The Heart of Ladner Night Market will be in serious contention to be one of the most attention-grabbing and enjoyable fundraising events of the year. Aug. 14 saw thousands of people flow into the heart of Ladner to share in the family friendly activities and market organized by a group of local Ladner merchants. The event raised $7,200 to benefit the Delta Hospice Society. For the second year in a row, Delta Street, in the heart of Ladner Village, was buzzing with families who came out to check out the numerous vendors and sponsors that were there to demonstrate their wares as well as the various childfriendly activities including kids yoga classes, a bouncy castle, a colourful clown and face painting. The Delta Street merchants organized the first market in 2009 as a way to raise awareness for the Delta Hospice Society and attract people to an area of Delta Street that is not often on one’s radar. In one year, the market gained enough momentum to attract over 3,000 people on a Saturday evening to shop and participate in various family
as our vendors to know their involvement contributes to Delta Hospice,” she adds. The Delta Hospice Society provides important supportive, end-of-life and grief and loss care to the community. This past year saw the opening of the new Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care and the Irene Thomas Hospice. The centre receives over 14,000 calls and visits a year, while the Irene Thomas Hospice has accommodated over 70 patients as well as the many family members and friends since it opened in Febuary 2010. “We are very appreciative of the efforts of the night market organizers and the support of the community,” says Delta Hospice executive director Nancy Macey. To read more about the Heart of Ladner Night Market visit http://www. facebook.com/heartofladner. For more information about the Delta Hospice Society and to make a donation, call the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care at 604948-0660 or visit www. deltahospice.org.
Delta Idol back for fourth year at Legion The Delta Idol Karaoke Competition is back at the Tsawwassen Legion for a fourth edition. There will be four nights of singing where contestants try to qualify for the finals, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. Grand prize is $75, while the runner-up gets $50 and third place gets $25.
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friendly activities. Market attendees were excited to be able to have fun with their families while showing their support for a good cause. “It took three people with the desire to raise money and awareness for a something close to their heart to make this happen,” says Michael Rudd, one of the organizers of the night market and owner of Open Space Yoga. “The event grew in overwhelming proportions this year, well beyond our wildest dreams,” said Rudd. “The Delta Hospice Society is a service organization and does not have the ability to undertake events of this magnitude on their own,” he adds. “We were happy to help out for a second year and want to thank each and every volunteer who played a part in making it happen.” This year’s night market was organized by Rudd, Ali Roddam and Trudy Barber. “We are proud to be able to donate over $7,000 to the Delta Hospice Society from the event,” says Roddam, owner of Buttercups Children’s Boutique. “It feels so good for everyone attending the market as well
The first qualifying night is set for next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. They continue with dates on Sept. 16, 23 and 30. Contestants can enter for $5 by registering at 7:30 p.m. A silent auction will take place on the final night with part proceeds going towards a veteran’s Christmas dinner.
A Baron of beef and Yorkshire pudding dinner will be offered the final night at 6:30 p.m. for $8.99. Previous contest winners have gone on to sing professionally in local bands. Call Terry at 604-9430232 after 1 p.m. for more information. The legion is located at 22-1835-56th St., Tsawwassen.
September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist A21 Coming Events Clubs & Groups ◆Are you responsible for the care of a family member or friend with a chronic illness or problems related to aging? Delta Caregivers’ Network is offering a sixweek education and support group starting Thursday, Sept. 9 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. once a week for six weeks. Cost is $25. Subjects covered include caregiver stress, communication techniques, role and lifestyle changes, accessing and using community resources, and legal and financial issues. To register call Laurie Pettman at 604-943-3921 or the Centre for Supportive Care at 604948-0660. ◆The Tsawwassen Library puppeteers offer a charming theatre experience to children and accompanying adults alike. Drop in to enjoy a different story every second Thursday of the month. September’s performance is Three Little Pirates and the Big, Bad Shark. The show is set for Thursday, Sept. 9 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or call 604-9432271. ◆Local Girl Guides groups will hold registrations on Sept. 11 at South Delta Recreation Centre and Ladner Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit www.bc-girlguides.org for more information. ◆A Delta Model Railway Club open house is set for
Saturday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with HO and N scale displays. There will be a coffee bar, snacks and refreshments. The open house will be held at Ladner Baptist Church, (gym entrance at rear), 5624 Ladner Trunk Rd., Ladner. Visit deltamodelrailwayclub.com for more information.
or Tsawwassen, you are cordially invited to an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the home of Cheryl McTait, 1232 Pacific Dr., Tsawwassen. It will be an opportunity to meet the executive and other members of the club in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. For more information call Cheryl at 604-943-4634 or Anna at 604-943-0042. ◆Join avid and casual birders for a Birds on the Bay/Delta Nature walk on
◆The 1st Kirkland Ladner Scouting group (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers) will be at the Ladner Village Market on Sunday, Sept. 12. Come visit us at our booth. Registration and information will be available. For details visit www. scouts.ca. ◆Join Delta Nature in welcoming Genevieve Singleton as she presents her talk – Passionate About Wild Flowers of Vancouver Island. Singleton is a biologist and has many years of experience as a nature educator with B.C. Parks. We meet on Monday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House at the Boundary Bay Regional Park. No cost. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Joanne at 604-946-2240.
Wednesday, Sept. 15. We meet at 9 a.m. at Cammidge House in the Boundary Bay Regional Park. We take a 2.5-hour ramble through the park overlooking Boundary Bay observing the raptors, shore birds and waterfowl. Bring binoculars if you have them. The outing will end with beverages and a snack at Cammidge House. For more information, call Tom at 604-940-9296 or e-mail tom.bearss@dccnet. com. Everyone welcome. ◆The Probus Club of
South Delta, a non-profit, fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people will hold its next regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at our new venue, the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Our program will comprise member discussions on three topics. Guests are welcome. Call Dick Williams at 604-9406542 for information Fund Raisers ◆The Delta Arts Council’s
Fighting Fire with the Arts 2 benefit concert scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10 at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre has been cancelled. 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@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).
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A22 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010 Feedback
After receiving complaints about the new municipal sign on Ladner Trunk Road, Delta is looking at making changes to the structure. Last week Delta council approved a staff recommendation to come back
with a report detailing a proposed addition to the new sign. The old sign depicted a heron. The Optimist asked:
What changes would you like to see to the sign?
John Clement Actually, I’m neutral on the sign. I haven’t even noticed the new sign so the controversy has passed me right by.
Teresa Schelpe I want them to bring back the old one. This one’s ugly.
You can have your say on this issue by taking part in our web poll at www. delta-optimist.com
Jim Mills You can’t win on something like that. People who’ve been here for a long time want to keep the old one. New people coming in probably don’t even notice it.
Ed Walker They should post the cost of changing it back and forth.
Cindy Cunningham Just something that reflects Ladner.
Last week we asked you:
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not sure yet. • 33.33 per cent said no, I won’t be voting.
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September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist A23
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South Delta Sun Devils open their season tomorrow afternoon with a sampling of Alberta high school football. The Sun Devils are teaming up with Abbotsford Christian to host a pair of schools from the Calgary area in a jamboree format that will take place at the SDSS Oval and Dennison Park. The Devils will play one half against Cochrane and the other against Bowness. The games will get underway at 3:30 p.m. The Alberta schools are making a quick stop in Tsawwassen before heading further south to take in the University of Washington Huskies game against Syracuse on Saturday and the Seattle Seahawks regular season opener against San Francisco a day later. “It’s something we haven’t done before and it gives us the opportunity to see something different from two teams right out of the gate,” said Devils head coach Ray Moon. There were some logistical concerns running two games together but we managed to make it work.” The Devils are coming off a somewhat disappointing 2009 campaign that saw them sitting near the top of the provincial rankings for much of the season, only to get dismantled by Sands in the quarter-finals on a rainy night in Langley. The team was also plagued by inactivity after two teams were dropped from their schedule and losing star running
back Sam Livingston to mono. There are enough key players returning for South Delta to sit third in the pre-season rankings, yet conference realignment should mean a tough test each week. Nearby Seaquam, Hugh Boyd and Sands are back in the picture, while traditional Vancouver Island powerhouses Ballenas and John Barsby are also on the schedule. Rounding out the conference is Pinetree which has dropped down from the “AAA” level. Leading the way for South Delta are seniors Riley Jones (linebacker/offensive lineman) and Taylor Harrison (tight end/ defensive line) who both helped Team B.C. win bronze at the inaugural Canada Cup in July. Ray Calderwood (running back/defensive back) was a reserve for the team. Other key seniors include: Josh Cochrane (receiver/defensive back), Chris Adams (receiver/ safety), Tanner Carlile (lineman), Wade Croft (lineman) and quarterback Mitch Rushton who started every game last season. “We have 24 kids and we are not top heavy at any one position,” said Moon. “We have some excellent speed that we need to take advantage of and we’ve had some new players come in that have added to our size. Our concern, as always, is the drop off in play if our starters happen to get hurt.” After Thursday’s jamboree, Abbotsford Christian will travel back to Tsawwassen Sept. 17 for a full exhibition game. Conference play begins Sept. 24 with a visit to Coquitlam to face Pinetree.
Receiver Josh Cochrane is expected to be a key weapon for the South Delta Sun Devils this season. The Tsawwassen school will be hosting a pair of Calgary area schools tomorrow in a mini-game jamboree starting at 3:30 p.m.
Tsawwassen’s Olsen on shortlist to play for Team Pacific He is currently attending training camp with the Saskatoon Blades and is expecting to stick with the Western Hockey League club. Olsen scored in a shootout in the Blades 3-2 pre-season win over Prince Albert, then assisted on a goal by another South Delta native — Josh Nicholls — two nights later in a 5-0 triumph. The evaluation process of the Team B.C. shortlisted players will last until mid-November when
the team staff selects 11 players to represent one half of Team Pacific. “The 22 players shortlisted for Team Pacific, from B.C., are a highly skilled offensive group,” said Team Pacific head coach Robert Dirk. “We as a coaching staff are very excited at what this group could possibly accomplish.” The players were evaluated at the 2010 Male U17 Provincial
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Ryan Olsen is among 22 players shortlisted by B.C. Hockey as candidates to play for Team Pacific at the 2011 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge in Winnipeg. The Tsawwassen native enjoyed a standout 2009-10 season in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League with the Greater Vancouver Canadians — producing a team high 47 points in 38 games, including 24 goals.
A24 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010
Footmen field lacrosse launches first girls team
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The Delta Footmen youth field lacrosse program is taking plenty of momentum into the coming season. Not only is registration up significantly from a year ago but, for the first time ever, the organization will be fielding a girls team. “It’s something we have been working on for some time,” said club executive Angie Schwan. “We got the news we wanted when Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse announced it was starting a girls division. It put everything in line for us and we managed to get the numbers to have a team.” Initially, the club was focusing on a team at the U19 level but that failed to materialize with too many potential players unable to commit. Instead, Delta will enter a team in the U15 division, with help of some players from Richmond. One of the stumbling blocks was finding field time. Boys lacrosse is played on Sundays but, for girls, that would be a direct conflict with soccer. The Footmen worked with the
Delta Footmen field lacrosse program has enjoyed a healthy increase in registration numbers for the 2010 season. Corporation of Delta and has managed to secure turf time on Saturdays for games. The team has already been working out on a weekly basis under Les Wolanski and a coach is expected to be in place soon. “The corporation was fantastic in getting us turf time,” added Schwan. “We also have been working closely with Richmond on this and needed a few of their girls to pull it off.” Girls field lacrosse has been played for a number of years in the Lower Mainland but it’s expected
to grow in popularity now that it’s under the umbrella of Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse. Meanwhile, there will be more kids playing field lacrosse in Delta than ever before with registration hovering around the 140 mark — up 40 from a year ago and resulting in two extra teams. The Footmen operate as part of the Delta Lacrosse Association. The season typically runs from Sept. to March. For more information visit www.deltafootmen. ca.
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2007 FORD RANGER SPORT 4X4 Tint, Tow Pkg, CD#T44693................................................................... Sale Price $17,800 2009 FORD ESCAPE LTD 4WD Heated Leather Seats, SYNC, Moonroof, Local Car, No Accidents, Mint! #T95001 .......... Sale Price $26,888
Price $14,550 Price $15,995 2006 LINCOLN MARK LT 4X4 Leather, Moonroof, 5.4L V8 #X10822 ..................................................... Sale Price $28,888 2007 HONDA ACCORD EX-L Navigation, Leather, Fully Loaded! #C814146........................................... Sale Price $19,995 2006 MAZDA 3 SPORT GT
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I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta and didn’t begin playing football until my senior year at Strathcona High School when my team went undefeated and won the city and provincial championships – I’d say that was a pretty good start to my football career! Following my high school graduation, I had an opportunity to head south to continue my education and play football for the University of Tulsa, which was a long way from home but turned out to be one of the most positive experiences of my life. After four years on the Golden Hurricanes’ offensive line, I was excited to hear I’d be returning home to Canada after I was selected by the Lions in 2006 CFL draft. Now in my ﬁrst full season on the Leos’ offensive line, I truly enjoy coming to work every day and playing football for a living. My teammates on the offensive line would do anything for each other and it’s good to know that the guys you’re going into battle with are people you can count on. From a very young age, I’ve always believed in the importance of higher education, which is why I completed my MBA at Tulsa last year. As a guy who has had a couple of injuries in his career, I know that football isn’t forever and it’s important to look ahead to the future in preparation for the next phase in life. For that reason, I really enjoy taking part in the club’s Lions in the House program. In today’s world, youth are faced with many decisions that can ultimately determine their future and it’s a good feeling to know that I might in some small way inspire a high school student to make positive life choices.
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Helping you prepare your children for tomorrow Early learning programs – It’s back to school time. And in today’s skill-based economy it’s more important than ever to make sure your child gets a head start on their education. That’s why the Province of B.C. is funding early learning programs like Ready, Set, Learn and StrongStart BC. These programs will provide your child with the skills to be successful in school and to be prepared for the opportunities of the twenty-first century.
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Oct 6, 1934 – Sept 9, 2008 In Loving Memory of a Special Mom, Grammie, Sister, Aunt & Friend We miss you lots, our hearts are sore As time goes by we miss you more Your loving smile, your gentle face No one can ﬁll your vacant place. Deep in our hearts you will always stay Loved and remembered every day. We love you Grammie Love John, Cindy, Jaden & Chad Mike, Debbie, Aleisha & Shayne XOXO
October 23, 1930 - September 3, 2010 Adventurer,loving husband,dedicated father, Oupa, brother and friend of many, Dereck passed peacefully. Dereck’s love of life was evident in his actions through travel, square dancing and lawn and alley bowling. Mr. “Fixit” was always willing to lend a hand and he could repair anything. Left to mourn and cherish happy memories are wife Peggy (56 years), daughter Lisa (Glenn), son Steven, granddaughter Kaila, brothers and sisters Marlene (Arthur), Steven (Margaret), Ivor (Lilly), Margaret, Lynn (Kit) and other family and friends. Please join us at a Celebration of Dereck’s life on Friday, September 10, 2010 at 2:00pm, St. David’s Anglican Church, 1115 – 51A Street, Tsawwassen, BC. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations can be made in Dereck’s name to the Delta Hospital Foundation. Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040
DSM, RCNVR, B.Comm. December 14, 1917 - August 25, 2010
Ken passed away after a short illness. He is predeceased by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Medford of Montreal, brother Austin and sister-in-law Beverly. He is survived by his loving wife Sylvia, sons Gary (Karen) and Brian, nephews Kenneth and Gordon (Sylvia) and sister-in-law Edith. He was born in Montreal and was a long time employee of the CNR at Headquarters. He served for 5 years in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve, participated in the Battle of the Atlantic in many convoy battles during WW2 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. At his request, a private Anglican service was held September 1st at Boundary Bay Cemetery in Delta. A drop-in reception in his memory will be held at the family home on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 1330 to 1630. Donations to charity of choice or Delta Hospital Foundation.
Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040
BECKER, Edward S.
Went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 6, 2010. Ed was born September 8, 1929 in Bisbee Arizona. He is survived by Norma Becker, his beloved wife of 60 years, his son Keith Becker, his daughter-in-law Elaine Becker, his daughter Kathy George and his 4 grandchildren: Colin George, Claire George, Andrew Becker and Holly Becker, and is predeceased by his son, Alan Becker, who went to be with the Lord at the age of 21. Ed was a good father and provider for his family. Ed served in the military during the Korean War, and later received his PhD in Chemistry from Oregon State University. He and his family emigrated to Canada in 1966 where he worked in the Pulp & Paper Industry. In 1973 he started Econotech Services Ltd., still a successful business serving the Pulp & Paper Industry. Ed came to know the Lord just days before his son Alan’s death, being profoundly moved by Alan’s faith and devotion to Jesus Christ. Ed was extremely active in missions and speaking – sharing his life story in over 30 different countries with Campus Crusade for Christ. Ed served as Chairman of the Board at South Delta Baptist Church for 3 years as well as many other Christian outreach organizations. Ed’s goal in life was to share Jesus and to give as much of his time and personal resources as he could in order to do it. Services will be held Monday, September 13, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at South Delta Baptist Church 1988 – 56th Street, Tsawwassen, B.C. In lieu of ﬂowers you may donate to the Alzheimer’s Society or to Delta Hospital if you wish. The family sincerely appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers of so many great friends. Ed will be sorely missed but he is now with the Lord whom he loved and served so faithfully.
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THAYER, Lorraine Verna (Leach) March 11, 1922 - August 18, 2010. Lorraine passed away peacefully after a short battle with cancer at the age of 88. Many thanks to the staff at Delta Hospital for her care during her short stay. Lorraine is survived by her daughter Joyce, son Murray and grandchildren Jessica and Arlo and her beloved partner of many years Horace (Fletch). Lorraine is predeceased by her husband Harold. Lorraine will be greatly missed by her family and her many friends in the Ladner community and around the world. Lorraine requested that no service be held. In lieu of cards or flowers, donations to the Union Gosphel Mission would be greatly appreaciated.
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DENIED CANADA PENSION PLAN DISABILITY BENEFITS? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca. ELLISON, John, 83 passed away peacefully Sept 3rd at Delta Hospital after a 3 year struggle with Alzheimers disease. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hetty, son Chris (Marilyn), daughter Susan (Martin) and six grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. John was born in Sunderland, England and immigrated to Canada in 1958 with his family. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for the University of B.C. for many years, retiring in 1988. There will be a Celebration of John’s Life on Friday September 10 between the hours of 11 - 3, at his son Chris’ house at 3071 Pleasant Street, Richmond. Thanks to the staff at Delta Hospital for keeping him comfortable in his final days. In lieu of flowers donation can be made the the Alzheimers Society of Canada.
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EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits, RRSP bonuses. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours NE of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. SERVICE MANAGER REQUIRED - Bannister GM is a busy Alberta GM dealership. Candidate must be industry experienced, possess leadership skills, hands on, organized, and time efficient. Customer oriented and team builder skills a must. Fax resume to 780-723-6553. Email: email@example.com. FULL-TIME BAKER required at Sobeys in Olds, Alberta. 40 hours per week. Benefits. Fax resume to 1-403-556-8652. Attention: Rob.
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McKinley Electric is a growing electrical company based in Delta. We require a highly motivated individual to become involved in quoting and managing administrative duties related to projects. If you are customer service oriented, on the job training will be provided and the successful individual will develop in an important position that will be both challenging and rewarding. Training and experience using quotation software and Excel is required. Our ideal candidate must be flexible and able to multi-task, as other duties may be required from time to time in this fast paced environment. We offer a salary position with the individual qualifying for our benefit plan after three months. Please send resume to fax: 604-946-2868 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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LIVE IN caregiver req’d for Elderly woman. Full time, $8/hr, 40hr/wk, room & board, must speak & write english. 1 year exp. Please contact Mhels Nanny Agency, 4708 Ashbury Place, Ladner, BC, 604-805-2200
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LABORATORY ASSISTANT Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions for the graveyard shift (11pm - 7am) in its Vancouver facility. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $13 (combination of base wage, graveyard shift premium and daily production bonus). Detail descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:
Fooze Gold Food Services Ltd. dba Boston Pizza a busy restaurant located at 12060 Nordel Way, Surrey, BC urgently requires services of a F/T Cook. Main duties include plan and cook meals from preset menu for the chain, prepare specific food packages for small and medium size groups and train kitchen staff. Starting Salary is $15/hr. Minimum 3 years of experience as a Cook. Please fax resume to 604-596-6475.
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Ladner DINING SUITE. 9 piece honey oak. excellent condition. Orig. $2500. will sell for $750. Call 604.940.8663
SOFA SECTIONAL burgundy leather, large, (Chintz & Co) pd $3500 (almost new) $2500 firm; black buffet & dining table, w/6 chairs, seats 8, (Scan Design) $2500; solid pine armoire & 5 drawer chest, new $500; crafted pine buffet & hutch, new $1500; 604-943-9410
GARAGE SALE Saturday, Sept 11 9am-2pm 3330 River Road West
Small appl, xmas/halloween stuff, young teen boys books & games, clothes, household
Ladner Maple Grove Complex Sale! Sat. Sept 11 8am - 12 noon 4695 53rd St. Rain or shine. tools, antiques, new cab knobs & handles, bunk bed & quilting fabrics & so much more.
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LADNER Multi Family Garage Sale Sat Sept 11th 9 am - 2pm 5863 Grove Ave. Too much to list, something for everyone! Rain or shine!!! Tsawwassen
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RAGDOLL KITTENS, males, vet check, 1 vac. dewormed, parents Sealpoints, $350, 604-850-7471
CHOCOLATE LAB pups, PB both mother and father come from a bird dog lineage father is ckc reg 1st shots vet checked and dewormed $600 604-768-7130
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Houses - Rent
4 BR, in Tsaw, kitchen & 3 bath. 2 levels. Oct 1st, 604-753-9028
We are family housing so cannot rent a 2 bedroom to a couple or a single person. Income guidelines are a range of $2850 to $4600 gross per month to qualify. We have no subsidies available at this time. Application, references, proof of income are required. Security deposit for unit is 1/2 month’s rent. We do accept small dogs and pets with an additional 1/2 month’s rent as security deposit.
If you are interested, and meet our guidelines and would like to view, please call 604-451-6082
4895-55B St, Ladner Bach, 1 & 2 BR, Available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.
CALL 604 946-1094 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
4 BR rancher, Tsaw, 2.5 bath, sunny yard, fp, all appls, $1950, pet ok, Immed. 604-948-1966
HomeLife Peninsula Property Management
LADNER 3 bdrm $995 incl., heat, h/w, prkg. Some pets ok. No dogs. No smoking. 604-940-8726
TSAW. 1 BR, all appls, FP, inste wd, np, no BBQ, nr ammens. Suit adults. $1100 604-943-6163
Property Manager (604) 536-0220 Check our rental listings at
HOUSE, on horse farm, 1 bath, 28th ave, 1-2 adults, 5appl, ns, pet ok, dbl gar, $1600 Oct 1, call for appointment. 604-940-0760
Do You Need to Rent Your Property? 3 Lines 3 Times
REAL ESTATE Agents
NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628 www.Mazuma.ca
Real Estate Services
★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598
BUSINESSES FOR SALE
GAS STATION & Garage. Well established, very successful. Serious inquiries only . 604-724-4848
Houses - Sale
$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Chilliwack Promontory 4500sf 5br 5ba home, 2 bsmt suites, $599,500 824-9700 id5206 Coquitlam 10,000sf lot w/1000sf 3br 2ba home, outbuilding $440K 778-859-0717 id4272 Langley renovated top floor 1161sf 2br 2ba condo, view $293K 778-996-3444 id5179 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $499,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Guildford bargain,huge spotless 1227sf 2br 2ba condo $235,900 589-6265 id5213 Sry Fleetwood cozy 800sf mobile, only $454/mo pad rent $37,300 722-9876 id5214
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Until Your Property Is Sold. No Fees. Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663
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SAT SEPT 11th, 2-4pm, 6963 Victoria Dr. 12th flr, 2 BR + den, 2 baths, lam flrs, new paint, cntrl loc. Mala @ Sutton 604-710-9030
Any Price, Any Condition Any Location. No Fees! No Risk ! (604) 435-5555 OR (604) 786-4663
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* WE BUY HOUSES * Older House! Damaged House! Pretty House! Divorcing! Moving! Mortgage too high! Too much debt! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! ( 604 ) 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com
Duplexes - Rent
3 BDRM, 2 ba, updated 2 level, f/p, w/d, gar, ns np, Oct 1. $1750. nr schls, Ladner, 604-940-6874
2 bedroom suites available in clean and quiet building. Located 1 block from shopping mall and on bus route. Minutes from parks and beach area. For more info or to view please call 604-943-0002
1 and 2 bedroom suites available in a quiet well maintained bldg. Rent includes 2 appl, drapes, heat and hot water. Located close to school, shopping, recreation centre and bus route. To make an appt to view please call 604-943-1487
Century Village and Tsawwassen Manor
Houses - Sale
Affordable 1 and 3 bedroom suites available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes and hot water. Shops and bus stop nearby. To view or for more information please call 604-946-9268
Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required WWW.CENTURY GROUP.CA/
6540 4 BR 3 bath, 3,336SF, priv & excl. over 1 acre of useable land, gated entry, $659,000. 604-339-3431 www.chilliwackestate.com
Ladner/ South Delta
LADNER, SPACIOUS 4 Br, 1/4 acre lot, central location, lots of extras, suite potential, nr hospital, $619,000. 604-946-2474 or drive by: 5007 57A St.
Lots & Acreage
ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS Full acres & more! Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! $0 Down, $0 Interest. Starting @ just $89/month USD! Close to Tucson Int’l Airport. FREE Recording at 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 or www.SunsitesLandRush.co
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT. $75,000 in services paid! 33’ x 130’. New Westminster. No HST! $325,888. Call 604-726-0677.
MT. BAKER SKI AREA. 2 cabins, 1 property. Rent one, use one. Gated community w/ amenities. 35 min. from border $399,500 U.S. Maryann Angus 360-224-6704 www.mymtbakerhome.com
ROOMATE WANTED, $475. incl hydro,cable, w/d, 1 cat ok, suit working quiet person. Av now. 604-946-6586
1 bedroom suite available in a quiet well maintained building. Rent includes 2 appl, drapes, heat and hot water. Located close to school, shopping, recreation centre and bus route. To make an appt to view please call 604-782-4326
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SUN Sep 12th, 2-4, Quick Sale! Reno’d 1 BR with view, new kitch, rentals ok, wlk to L’heed Skytrn, Mala, Sutton, 604-710-9030
FEMALE TO share house with same on horse farm. NS, $650. Oct 1, 604-940-0760 for appt
SUITE IN Beachgrove B&B. Weekly/Monthly rates avail. Fully furnished, Call 604-948-2146
Houses - Rent
LOVELY CHARACTER bungalow, 2.5 bedrm, 1 bath, fenced yard, close to schools, W Ladner. $1800 per month 604 834-1468 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 Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663
TSA 3 bd house, lg yard, near schools, avail Oct 1 $1750. 604-649-6101
APPROX. 850 sq. ft. of 2nd floor professional office space is avail for lease in Fawcett House, 5058 -47A Ave, Ladner. Central location just 1/2 block from the town centre. Lease rate $20.00 per sq ft plus a proportionate share of expenses. Call Bryanne Eastwood: 604 946-8010.
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 - Small office space available 291 sq ft on ground floor. For more information call Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203
1 BDRM suite, walk-in shower, shared laundry, heat/hot water/ cable incl. No pets/smoking/ drugs. Arthur Dr/44 Ave. $750/mth. Derek 604-841-1119
Scrap Car Removal
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2007 MUSTANG black in/out conv. (fully loaded), 28K, original owner, $23,000, 604-812-6016
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
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604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
Services & Repairs
STEVE FALCOS - Licenced Auto Mechanic. Fair rates & honest. 604-218-7079
HONDA VTX Retro 1300cc $4950. Better than new, fully loaded. N.Van 604-209-1416.
Scrap Car Removal
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Family Owned & Operated
1 BR large ground level bsmt, Ladner incl hydro, nr bus loop, ns, np, Oct. 1, $875, 604-946-3038
1473 GULF RD, Pt Roberts Washington state - just across the border south of Tsaw. Exterior & mini storage avail. Boats, RVs and more starting at $20/month. 360-945-5242
Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta
Are you looking for a 1 bedroom in a well maintained building? Bldg is located on 16th Ave and is close to the bus, shops and the beach. To view please call 604-943-7666
Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs. & water fountains. 1 & 2 bedroom suites, include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators, and wheel chair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, recreation centre & school. To make an appt to view please call 604-948-9111
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CHOOSE YOUR NEW HOME FROM OUR LIST OF WELL MAINTAINED AND MANAGED SUITES!
7BD/6BA GEORGIAN Mansion. Prime Panorama Ridge loc. Avail Unfurn/Furn. $5500/$6500 + util. Sept/Oct 1. Call 604.831.0859
4600 Evergreen Lane, Ladner
2 BR apartment, $835/mo includes hot water and one parking stall. Electricity, phone, cable is extra. Elevator in building and coin laundry.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1999 TOYOTA Rav 4, 200K, silver, 4wd, service up to date, $5800, 604-980-0355 2003 CHEV Blazer 4x4, exc cond low miles, no reasonable offer refused. 778-233-0572 2003 FORD Explorer Eddie Bauer, auto, 140 K, red, $9500 obo 604-763-2905
Sports & Imports
1993 TOYOTA Camry, 5spd, p/l, p/s, p/w, p/b, A/C, CD/AM/FM, 428,000KM-Hwy Drvn, Exc Cond, $1888 firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 925 4483
No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR SOME COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS
MIKE: 1 BR, Tsaw English Bluff, bright, large, w/d, d/w, n/p, suits single, ns, on bus route. Avail Now, $800+1/3utils. 778-386-3309 2 BR large ground lev, Tsaw, new paint/carpet, wd, ns, pet neg. now $995+ 1/2 utils. 604-943-2567 2 BR lrg lower lvl, own wd, incl utils, non smoking, non party house, $1175. 604-943-0132 3 BR Ladner Bsmt, fridge, stove, wd, fenced yard, prkg, now, ns, $1000incl utils, 604-765-3642 3 BR ste, Ladner, upper level, deck, $1100 + 50% utils, np, avail now. 604-946-0926 3 BR upper flr. 1.5 baths, 80 & 112th Ave. & schools, N. Delta, large back yard, $1250. now or Sept 1 or 15, refs. Randy 604-760-8005 3BR, 2000 sq ft fully renovated upper house, quiet st, nr park and bus, f/p, d/w. No smoking or pets. Oct. 1st, $1,600. 604.946.9142 BRIGHT LARGE 2 Bdrm upper. w/d, d/w, gas f/p, Priv ent, avail Oct 1. $1350 incl h/p. Suits quiet, mature adult(s). 604-946-9976 TSAW, 1 BR, newer appl, shr w/d, sngle only. n/s, n/p, $700inc util/ cbl, web. Sept 15/Oct 1 948-9737
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1999 VOLVO S70, good cond, runs well, non smoker, 275 k, no accid, local $3100. 604-626-8009
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
*DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL $120 Min. FOR COMPLETE FULL SIZE VEHICLES Serving the Delta area for 20 yrs. Call 604- 649-1627, 946-0943
Find your car at
2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $12,500. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128
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TSAW 3 br upper, 1.5 bath, 1350 sf, w/d, dw, h/wood flrs, non smoker, no pets. ref’s req’d. $1350 +50% util 604-943-9327
3BR 2.5BATH Townhouse w/d d/w f/p - quiet subdivision across from school & park $1500 Avail Sept 604-940-3333 OCT 1, CENTRAL Ladner, new 1Bdrm coach house, private, gas f/p,w/d, balcony, n/s,refs, no pets. $1150 util.included. Call 604 202 9234
ofﬁce/retail suites & partial houses
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September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist
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Lawn & Garden
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Windows/gutters/pressure washing Testimonials. Insured. Jeremy
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Moving & Storage
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