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Century staffers shave heads to raise money for cancer society PHOTO BY

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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

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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

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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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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

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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.

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Focus on road safety as HARRIS NURSERY kids go back to school & FLORIST New police program aims to educate all road users BY

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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

education and creating road safety awareness to influence change, making our roads safer for everyone.”

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pick up procedures at your respective schools,” Brooks said. Pedestrians: • When crossing the road, do so in a marked crosswalk. • Make direct eye contact with the driver to ensure you have been seen prior to stepping into the crosswalk. • Check all lanes of traffic before proceeding through the crosswalk to ensure it is safe to cross all lanes. • Wear light coloured clothing and/or reflective clothing. Motorcyclists/cyclists: • Wear helmets. • Wear reflective gear. • Remember, motorcycles/bicycles are hard to see. “The Delta police are hopeful everyone will do their part to ensure the safety of our young people as they return to their studies,” Brooks said. “Whether you are walking, riding or driving, be aware and take care on our roadways for everyone’s sake.”

“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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TED MURPHY

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

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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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• Fitness • Pilates • Step Class • Ballroom Aerobics • Snooker • Poker • Bingo • Quilting • Lawn & Carpet Bowling • Wheelchair Dancing • Line Dancing • Euchre • Bridge • Watercolor Drawing & Painting • Singles Over Sixty • South Delta Senior’s Travel • Monthly Luncheons and Dances Check out our monthly newsletter at: www.kinvillage.org

Welcome Back Luncheon 12 noon on Friday, September 17th

Enjoy the music of Neil Huff

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Tea sandwiches

Instructor Jeff Pauliuk

Unique Boutique

A Share the Wealth Draw will be held

Where finding great bargains is no myth.

Cream scone with butter/jam Dessert Square Tea or Coffee

Social Dance

Tickets on Sale Now - $9 & $11

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm

Gently used, high-end clothing as well as accessories & jewellery.

5430 - 10th Avenue, Tsawwassen

HALL RENTALS

This may be the perfect venue for you.

Beautiful sprung dance floor (45' x 63') / Stage (16' x 14') Dinner/Dance for 200+ or Auditorium style seating (capacity for 400) Carpeted fireplace area / Private meeting room Licensed premises / Catering available Affordable rates For more information phone 604-943-0225

604-943-0225 www.kinvillage.org

ElderCollege Delta

A KINVILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTRE INITIATIVE email: eldercollegedelta@kinvillage.org

FALL SEMESTER 2010 You must be a member of ElderCollege Delta to take a course. Membership fees are $10.00 per year for current members of the KinVillage Community Centre and $15.00 per year for non-members. ElderCollege Delta membership is valid for the calendar year in which it is paid. You may pay for your ElderCollege Delta membership and registration fees at the same time.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Members Only: Tues., Sept. 14th (7-8pm) KinVillage Community Centre

General Registration: Sat., Sept. 18th (10-11:30am) Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall

Our purpose is to extend to our valued citizens, over 50, a variety of programs with a view to expanding their knowledge and enhancing their lifestyles.

www.kinsmen.vcn.bc.ca/elder_college

SPECIAL FEATURE:

SMART START: A first aid and emergency preparedness workshop sponsored by the Canadian Red Cross

Saturday, October 2nd, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Main Hall, KinVillage Community Centre, Tsawwassen This is a free workshop for anyone in the community Please note that registration is required for the above and that there is no course fee. To register, phone 943-0262 or email eldercollege delta@kinvillage.org

A RELAXED APPROACH TO LEARNING

We feature: • Lively, fun, stimulating sessions • Participatory learning (sharing with peers) • Short, affordable courses • No exams or grades • No prerequisites • Fall and spring semesters • Convenient community locations run in Ladner and Tsawwassen • Our organization is run by volunteers.

Join the learning generation, the hundreds of Delta residents 50+ who are life-long learners! Plan to attend ElderCollege Delta this fall.

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Our Mission


September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist A09

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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Letters to the Editor


A10 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010

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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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Customer Choice offers you the freedom to choose who you buy your natural gas from, an independent gas marketer or your local natural gas utility. Independent gas marketers offer natural gas at long-term fixed prices. Your local natural gas utility offers natural gas at a variable, market-based rate. How you choose to buy your gas is your choice. For more information on Customer Choice visit terasengas.com Terasen Gas residential rate (per GJ)*

2010-2011 school year. With the pass, they will be able to attend any public skate or swim session for free and they can bring along a person over the age of 13 for free each time they use their pass. To get the pass started, students bring their birth certificate and proof of address to the customer service office in any of Delta’s recreation facilities and have their photo taken for the pass card; they’ll be able to swim or skate right

$4.976 per GJ effective September 1, 2010

Tsawwassen — Fridays, Sept. 24 to Nov. 26, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Tsawwassen Library. To register, visit the library or call 604-943-2271. Ladner — Fridays, Sept. 24 to Nov. 26, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Ladner Early Childhood Development Hub, 205-5000 Bridge St. To register, visit the Ladner Pioneer Library or call 604946-6215.

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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September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist A11 In the Community

Abbeyfield House

Seniors Residence For a better lifestyle, security, companionship & good food. Offering a comfortable and affordable place to live. Just $1562 per month all inclusive.

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.

Dr. Cristian Pavelescu and Dr. Wayne Peace

Dr. Wayne Peace DMD

continue to welcome all new and existing patients to our practice. Questions regarding dental implants and cosmetic dentistry? Call and schedule a free consultation. ZOOM in office whitening Dr. Cristian Pavelescu DDS SPECIAL $299. Call for details.

Dr. Cristian Pavelescu and Dr. Wayne Peace Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry ALL INSURANCE ACCEPTED • Now Scheduling Appointments! #210 - 1077 56th Street, Delta

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Red Cross acting regional operations manager Magdalena Blasiak (left), Ladner Leisure Centre aquatic centre supervisor Paula Thulin, Sungod Recreation Centre acting aquatic centre supervisor Michelle Hebein, Delta pool supervisor Louise Bishoff and Red Cross Lower Mainland Regional council member James Liu at a recent Delta council meeting.

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A12 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010

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Talking about the weather is a Canadian pastime

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.

would not be the case, say, on Maui. Let’s just say I cannot imagine this scenario: Daughter: “Good morning, makuahine.” Mother: “Good morning, kaikamahine.” Daughter: “What’s it doing there?” Mother: “I don’t understand your question.” Daughter: “I am asking about the weather. What is the weather like at your end of the island today?” Mother: “I still don’t understand the question. The weather is the same as it is pretty much every day of the year. Sky: blue. Water: clear. Breeze: fragrant. This is a very odd conversation, kiakamahine. Let’s try to think of something else to discuss.” Back at home, however, we’re decidedly unHawaiian. We may have a shortage of balmy, soothing, tropical days, but we’ll never run short of something to talk about. That’s thanks to that trusty wind chill factor. That’s thanks to that constant rain.

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And snow. And sun. And wind chill factors. And we’re not alone. In Canada – the True North, Strong, and WeatherObsessed – there are countless quasi-climatologists. “Good morning,” I say to my mom in our daily telephone chat. My mom – who happens not to live at the other end of the country, but on the other side of the tunnel. “Good morning, dear,” she will say. “What’s it doing there?” “It’s drizzly,” I will report. “But some clearing is expected by 11. And a 40-per-cent chance of thunderstorms later in the day when the clouds return.” “Hmm,” she will say. “And I hear wind gusts are also expected. Up to 60 kilometres an hour.” This isn’t to say, of course, that we have nothing else to talk about. Heaven knows, we could spend a good 15 minutes talking about the summerend sale at Sears. We could devote a full half hour comparing the latest crock pot recipes we’ve discovered. It’s just that, well, being good Canadians, we like to look at the sky. And then talk about it. I am fairly sure this

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A16 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010

September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist A17

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A20 The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010

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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.

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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:

Are you planning to vote in the by-election? • 59.09 per cent said yes, I will be voting. • 7.58 per cent said maybe, I’m

not sure yet. • 33.33 per cent said no, I won’t be voting.


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Devils open season with taste of Alberta

High school football team kickoffs 2010 campaign tomorrow with mini-games at home against touring schools BY

MARK BOOTH

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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.

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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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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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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

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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.

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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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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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Potential Wages $100k/yr $125k/yr $50-$100k/yr $36-60k/yr $36-$60k/yr $32-$48k/yr $15-$20/hr $36-$75k/yr

Most programs are eligible for Service Canada funding and Student Loans. Call for more information.

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MARKETPLACE 2010

Appliances

LIKE NEW!

Fridge $200 • Stove $150 Washer $175 • Dryer $150

604-306-5134 Warranty & Delivery Removal Available

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

4 WHEEL Shop Rider Scooter for Seniors. Excellent Condition, priced to sell. Originally $3000. asking $800. obo 604.940.8663 GIRLS SOUTHPOINT Uniform ranges from Kindergarten to grade 7, 604-250-8052 ELECTRIC BED, SCOOTER, others items suitable for sick room. Best offer!! 604-943-8114

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

FREE CATALOGUE HALFORD’S LEATHER, Beads, Tanned Furs, Craft Kits. Butcher Supplies & Equipment, Animal Control Products, Free Shipping (some restrictions) www.halfordsmailorder.com 800-353-7864 order@halfordsmailorder.com CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.

LARGE DOG KENNEL FOR SALE $60. 604-946-9612

2070

Fuel

FIREWOOD, DRY 1 y.o. Cherry, cut & split, $100 cord p/u, $150 delivered. Vancouver. Call 778-233-2683 or 604-879-6019

2075

Furniture

2080

Garage Sale

Boundary Bay BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636 COMPUTER DESK, $40 obo. Call 778-846-5275 CREDENZA, bookcase/desk, dresser, brass sofa table/2 end tables. reasonable.604-940-1925

Multi Car Boot Sale!

Centennial Beach, Sat, Sept. 11th, 8:30am - 12:30pm sponsored by CAMMIDGE HOUSE COMMITTEE No reservations needed Info: Beth 604-940-9824

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.

2080

Garage Sale

LADNER

HUGE YARD SALE ! Sat. Sept 11th 8 - 5pm 4484 60B St. G o l f e q u i p , a n t i q u e s, collectibles, furn, reno doors int/ext, household & misc, 60inch tv, couch.

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

Garage Sale! Sat. Sept. 11 9am - 2pm 5449 6th Ave. Too much too mention.

2080

Garage Sale

Tsawwassen

MOVING?

Downsizing Sale! Sat. Sept 11 - 8am 4pm 580 Milsom Wynd Dishes, bit of furn, some tools & lots more..

2095

Lumber/Building Supplies

NEW NORWOOD SAWMILLS LumberMate-Pro handles logs 34” diameter, mills boards 28” wide. Automated quick-cyclesawing increases efficiency up to 40%. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT - FREE Information: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT STEEL BUILDING INVENTORY SALE... $4 to $11/sq.ft. Immediate orders only - FREE shipping, some exclusions. Up to 90 days to pay. Deposit required. Pioneer Manufacturers since 1980. 1-800-668-5422

Shedding light on community issues

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area! Follow the garage sale trail in

The Delta Optimist Classifieds Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad

Summer Garage Sales


September 8, 2010 The Delta Optimist

3508 3015

Childcare Available

Lady Bug Lodge BIG, BEAUTIFUL, BRAND NEW CENTRE

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

604.948.5222 Cwilson@lfts.ca

BOUNDARY BAY MONTESSORI HOUSE ● Preschool and full day Kindergarten ●Limited spaces for Grades 1-7 www.bbmh.com

604-946-9814

Bright Eyes Academy Child Care Centres

Programs for ages 0 - 12 Visit our website:

www.brighteyesacademy.ca Register Now for Preschool 2010/2011

Call Carmen @ 604.946.8114 for Registration Details www.highhopesschool.ca

CHILD CARE

30 months to 11 years

604-837-7727

info@creativespaces.ca

3020

Cats

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

604-724-7652

3508

Dogs

Puppy Paradise LOCATED IN

Preschool & Kindergarten

3540

Pet Services

CRITTER CAPERS dog walking. puppy play school. 604-836-4945 www.crittercapers.ca

SURREY

9613 192ND Street

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Cares! 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 spca.bc.ca.

Shihtzu-Poodle X Yorkie-Poo Maltese-Pekingese X Shihtzu $495 Pomeranian Registered, M/F Yorkie-Poo

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ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

4035

Homecare Available

CAREGIVING AVAILABLE Skilled and experienced, compassionate and fun-loving caregiver available. Providing: companionship, errands, outings & appointment management for elderly lady. Refs avail. Contact Eileen Wray @ 604-952-3595

4060 AMERICAN PITBULL pups, P/B, $500. Call for more information, 604-819-6006

Metaphysical

LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800 www.mysticalconnections.ca

402 English Bluff Rd., Tsawwassen (English Bluff Elementary School)

Delta Christian School

YORKIE OR Yorkie X Maltese Toy size, local, 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Equipping Children for Life

Affordable Private Christian Education. Full Time Kindergarten to Grade 8.

Visit our website for registration information

www.deltachristianschool.org

4530

Travel Destinations

AUTUMN ON VANCOUVER ISLAND. Delightful vacation getaway by the beach in Parksville. Available as a 2 or 3 BR unit. Fully equipped. Booking fall/winter. Email imaca@shaw.ca.

Education You Can Have Faith In

CKC REG’D Rottweiller Pups, 11 wks, Champion German lines, vet chk’ed, $1000+. 1-604-287-7688

3507

Cats

FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

PERSIAN & Himalayan kittens reg $600.00 up 604-939-1231 dreamhimicattery.com

LABRADOODLES! 250-395-4323 wildrosekennels@telus.net

5005

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5035

Financial Services

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. $500$ LOAN SERVICE, by phone, no credit refused, quick and easy, payable over 6 or 12 installments. Toll Free: 1-877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com.

PB HAVANESE & Havanese X pups, 8weeks, vaccinated, dew, $675/$875. Call 778-881-5966

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5040

Franchises/ Business Opps

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today.

Personals

DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chatlines. Local Single Ladies.1-877804-5381. (18+).

Clean Sweep?

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

25 years Experience Business, Non-profit Associations Housing & Personal taxes, payroll Call Gilles: 604-789-7327 www.scorpio-consulting.com

ALL accounting services 15+ years experience, bookkeeping, payroll etc. etc. RAGDOLLS & Domestic Kittens, $100-$500. 604 590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

Fun By The Numbers

ATTENTION ALL BUSINESSES Razor-Wash Dry Ice. Blasting servicing all areas. Removing contaminates. Cleaning & restoring all industries. No waste stream. No damage. www.razorwash.com, Razorwash@shaw.ca 250-480-9309.

ACCOUNTING BOOKKEEPING SERVICES

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ADVERTISE YOUR NEWS! Post a classified in a few easy clicks. Choose your province or all across Canada. Best value. Pay a fraction of the cost compared to booking individual areas. www.communityclassifieds.ca.

7010

www.globalwestmontessori.ca 604-943-0525

Business Services

DEBT STRESS? Debts got you worried? End those phone calls. Avoid bankruptcy. Contact us for a no-cost consultation. Online: www.mydebtsolution.com or tollfree 1-877-556-3500.

778-552-5366 or 778-298-5758 778-552-5366 or 778-298-5758 Mon-Sat 11:30-6:30/Sun 12-6

2 HUSBY Yorkies (male and female).needs re-homing, they are both A K C registered, if you are interested kindly send an email to bcrandell@blumail.org

5017

www.4pillars.ca

SPECIALS *** ******SPECIALS *** Shihtzu-Poodle X $275

Preschools/ Kindergarten Global West Montessori

POODLE/SCHNAUZER X, 8 mos wks, shots, deworm, declawed, doc’d tails. 3F/2M. 604-951-6890

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

Childcare Wanted

AFTER SCHOOL CARE needed in the English Bluff area. 3 children age 10, 8, & 7. 3 or 4 days per wk until 4:15. Walk home from school & stay at our home. Responsible teenager considered. Laura or Steve: 604-943-8629 Sept 15 start.

3050

3507

Dogs

A29

Helen Petre CPB 604-897-5771 helenpetre@shaw.ca

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300

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The Delta Optimist September 8, 2010

RENTALS 6508

6540

Apt/Condos

Houses - Rent

6508

Apt/Condos

4 BR, in Tsaw, kitchen & 3 bath. 2 levels. Oct 1st, 604-753-9028

EVERGREEN DOWNS

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

DELTA WEST

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

Tsawwassen Terrace

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

Julianne Maxwell

Property Manager (604) 536-0220 Check our rental listings at

www.rentinfo.ca

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

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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

6005

★ 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

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

GAS STATION & Garage. Well established, very successful. Serious inquiries only . 604-724-4848

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

Burnaby

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

$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

● DIFFICULTY SELLING? ●

Expired Listing, No Equity, High Pymts?

We Will Take Over Your Payment

Until Your Property Is Sold. No Fees. Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6008-34

Vancouver East Side

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

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca ★ WE BUY HOUSES ★ Foreclosure Help! Debt Relief! No Equity! Don’t Delay! Call us First! 604-657-9422

* 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

6515

Build Results

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

RIDEK STORAGE

Shawnigan

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

Kerry Court

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

LADNER

Houses - Sale

6020-06

Chilliwack

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

6020-12

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.

6030

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.

6065

Recreation Property

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

Harbourside

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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

6020

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

Kelly Court

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

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

TSA 3 bd house, lg yard, near schools, avail Oct 1 $1750. 604-649-6101

6565

Office/Retail Rent

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

6600

Domestic

Suites/Partial Houses

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

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9150

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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.

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026

FREE

1 BR large ground level bsmt, Ladner incl hydro, nr bus loop, ns, np, Oct. 1, $875, 604-946-3038

9145

THE SCRAPPER

Storage

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

6602

9125

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

Place Your Ad On-line at https://webads.van.net or call 604-630-3300

6002

CHOOSE YOUR NEW HOME FROM OUR LIST OF WELL MAINTAINED AND MANAGED SUITES!

TSAWWASSEN

7BD/6BA GEORGIAN Mansion. Prime Panorama Ridge loc. Avail Unfurn/Furn. $5500/$6500 + util. Sept/Oct 1. Call 604.831.0859

Shared Accommodation

6595-25

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.

6595

AUTOMOTIVE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

9155

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

9160

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 motoapx@gmail.com 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

604-872-0109

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

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2011 BIGFOOT Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024. www.rosmanrv.com.

From Classic to Modern

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

6605

Townhouses Rent

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

apts/condos

office/retail suites & partial houses

warehouses

townhouses

homestay

shared accommodation

To advertise in Rentals call 604-630-3300

Find it online: http://classified.van.net


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Call ThE Experts GLASS

HANDYMAN SERVICES

Bermuda John Honest & Dependable No Job too Small

604.948.3199 778.688.1950

• • • • • • •

SHOWER & TUB ENCLOSURES

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

E-Z TO CLEAN & MAINTAIN

Factory Direct Prices Everyday

SALE

$

169

WE INSTALL - FAST MOBILE SERVICE #101

FREE ESTIMATES ALL WORK GUARANTEED

Cleaning

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Reliable cleaning team. Bonded & Insured. Susan at 604-312-9445 EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376 MRS. BUBBLES In home laundry services and more. Organizing, dog walking, ironing. For details lmbegin@telus.net 604-862-4112

8058

Computer Services

8090

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

Call 778-882-4128 Sideline Graphics & Design. Prepress services, typesetting & design, Sandy 604-374-6634

8060

Concrete

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

DRIVEWAY / CONCRETE REMOVAL. Free estimates. Disposal King, 604-889-2085

8075

Drywall

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

8080

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Electrical

VANSON LECTRIC

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

604-657-7957

www.evansonelectric.com

#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774.

8160

Lawn & Garden

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

ALL ABOUT FLOORS Hardwood, Laminate. Free Estimates. Call Mo 778-789-4333

Gutters

fullarmourhomeservices.com

Windows/gutters/pressure washing Testimonials. Insured. Jeremy

@ 778-384-3855

8130

Handyperson

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

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

NEED A HAND?

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

604-649-0502 (cell)

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

8155

Landscaping

ABOVE THE REST

★ Hedging ★ Pruning ★ Lawn Maintenance ★ Locally owned ★ Refs. avail ★ Free estimates. Call Clayton 604-314-8273 COMPLETE YARD Redevelopment. Jackhammer. Hedge Install, Removal and Trim. Returfing and Drainage. Call Tobias 604 7824322 Landscape/Dirt Removal, Yard Grading. Free estimates Disposal King, 604-889-2085

8160

Lawn & Garden

For anything Yard Related!

WE ARE A YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS “Give us a Call!”

604-946-7308

Moving & Storage

8185

FamilyMovingLtd.ca member of BBB Specializing in : ★Storage and Pianos★ 604-722-5454

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

8125 Delta PC Service & Consulting

Fencing/Gates

Custom Decking & Fencing Flagstone & Paver Patios Landscaping Hedging & Pruning Painting Home & Garden Renovations

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

S.B. GARDENING & LANDSCAPING

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

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

Exp greens keeper avail for all your turf needs. Quality work. Free Est. John 604-940-1514

8185

Moving & Storage

MOVERS & STORAGE South American Van Lines Ltd.

• Local • Long Distance • International • Overseas

Senior & Student Discounts Up to 20%

FREE Boxes • FREE Storage

Insured & Bonded Toll Free

1-877-964-4490

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Cascadia Painting

Angela Wells

CASCADIA PAINTING Interior & Exterior WCB and Liability Insured

604-943-4024

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD.

Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates

7291234

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Member: Better Business Bureau

PRIMO PAINTWORKS Interior & Exterior

* EXCELLENT PRICES * Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, yard clean up - Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

Local

778-838-1275

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

POPEYE’S MOVING

PLUMBERS

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

www.popeyesmovingbc.com

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

- 13060 80 Avenue, Surrey 604-591-6422

HOME SERVICES 8055

FRA MIR MED 20- RORS 50 OFF %

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

8220

Plumbing

8250

Roofing

8250

Roofing

RED SEAL

Drainage & Plumbing Inc.

Plumbing, Drainage, Repairs & Installation

Main sewer lines, water lines, camera inspections, plugged drains, hot water tanks and drain tiles. 24/7 Emergency available Sat/Sun/Holidays Licensed, Insured, Bonded

604-618-4988

• Residential Roofing • Homes • Strata • Installations • Repairs • 24 Hour Emergency Service Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB

10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005 PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. No hst Rick 604-809-6822

8225

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 & Sealing A name you can trust Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

AL’S CERAMIC TILE

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

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

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

Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 2010 for a 5% discount

www.crownresidentialroofing.com #1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call for your FREE ESTIMATE

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

JJ Roofing • Repairs • Reroof • New Roof

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

604-726-6345

ROOFING OUR SPECIALTY

778.886.8541 Licensed, Insured, WCB

TMO Contracting

TOP DAWG

ROOFING Delta’s #1 Residential Roofers

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

8255

Rubbish Removal Delta

JUNK BUSTERS • Rubbish Removal • Garbage Collection • Recycling • Locally owned & operated

Best Rates in Ladner & Tsawwassen

604-505-9496 'You Call It, We Haul It!' ROD’S HAUL-IT-AWAY

Rubbish Removal and Recycling

778-668-HAUL (4285)

Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●

LARRY’S CLEAN-UP

Over 25 years serving South Delta

• Rubbish Removal • Reno Clean-Up • Yard Trimmings

604-649-9600 DISPOSAL BINS 4 - 40 yard bins. From $179 - $565 including dump fees. Disposal King, 604-306-8599 JUNKBIDS.COM (save online) LOWEST COST GUARANTEED!! 1-888-946-5592 TOLL FREE

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

No Job Too Big or Too Small • Free Est.

778-883-3294 www.topdawgroofing.ca

YOUNG BROTHERS ROOFING youngbrothersroofing.com

Re-Roofing Specialist!

Shingles, Cedar Shakes, or Torch-on. 30, 40, 50 material warranty Member • WCB Certified

Call: 778-896-4858

8309

Tiling

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

8315

Tree Services

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

Need a Handyman?

Find one in the Home Services section.


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