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North Delta mourning after teen murdered BY
A community and a family are in shock and mourning after a young girl was beaten to death in a brazen daylight attack in a popular North Delta park. At around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 15-year-old Laura Szendrei was attacked in the wooded area of Mackie Park. She sustained serious head injures and died early Sunday morning.
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The first nine holes of a new 18-hole golf course are under construction immediately north of the Tsawwassen Golf and Country Club. They are expected to open next summer.
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Ron Toigo’s Tsawwassen Springs development is taking shape BY
The marketing campaign for Tsawwassen Springs will kick into high gear next spring. In a recent interview with the Optimist, local businessman Ron Toigo provided an update on the ongoing redevelopment of the Tsawwassen Golf and Country Club. A limited number of pre-construction sales for the first phase have taken place, but Toigo wants the remaining units to be sold as the buildings are completed,
believing homebuyers will be captivated once they see the highquality homes and their attractive views. “We have the second half of phase one that we are probably going to roll out in October, so there’s another 20 units or so to sell in that phase. After that, there probably won’t be anything more until spring of next year when we’ll have the show home open with the golf course all greened in. It will be decorated so people can see what the finished product looks like,” he explained. Toigo’s partners in the project
include singer Michael Buble, talent agent Bruce Allen, hockey coach Pat Quinn and Talisman Homes president Ross Clouston. The development received approval two years ago and construction is underway on what will eventually be four condo buildings. Future phases include townhomes, single-family homes and other amenities, including a seasonal outdoor ice rink. Toigo amended the project, with Delta council’s blessing, earlier this year, increasing the numSee SPRINGS page 3
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Delta police spokesperson Sgt. Sharlene Brooks said the area was immediately cordoned off following the incident and the department’s serious crime section investigators were called in. “Delta police have their emergency command vehicle in the area and have been working through the night processing the crime scene and still have the area cordoned off to allow investigators to search the area for anything of evidentiary value or anything that would further our investigation into this tragedy,” Brooks said. Later on Sunday, police released the description of a person of interest who may have information about the attack. Investigators are seeking a 16- to 25-year-old male. He is described as having a medium build and wearing a white, short-sleeved Tshirt and cargo-style shorts to the knees. Police hosted a community meeting attended by an estimated 1,000 people Monday night.
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Oppal heads Pickton inquiry
Former AG and Delta South Liberal candidate to lead Missing Women Commission of Inquiry BY
Former attorney general and Delta South Liberal candidate Wally Oppal will head the inquiry into the Pickton case. Attorney General Mike de Jong made the announcement Tuesday morning that Oppal, who lives in Tsawwassen, will act as commissioner of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.
The commission will look at the police investigations conducted between Jan. 23, 1997 and Feb. 5, 2002 into the women who were reported missing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. De Jong said it will also review the January 1998 decision by the criminal justice branch to stay charges against Robert Pickton for the assault of a Downtown Eastside sex trade worker. Hearing commissions investigate and make findings of fact in matters where there is the possibility of finding misconduct. After conducting the investigation, Oppal will be expected to submit his report and findings to the attorney general by Dec.
Wally Oppal has been out of the public eye since the spring of 2009 when he lost a close race to independent Vicki Huntington in Delta South. 31, 2011. Oppal was attorney general from 2005 until 2009, when he lost his re-election bid. Oppal had been
SPRINGS from page 1 ber of condos by 53 to bring the total housing units in the project to 490. All the buildings will remain the same size as the original design, but larger condos will be divided into smaller units to create more of them. Toigo explained at the time that a major reason for
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the change was the HST, which will not apply to less expensive units. A major selling point for Tsawwassen Springs will be a completely revised and lengthened golf course. The existing 18-hole course will continue to operate until next spring, at which time it will be
MLA for the VancouverFraserview riding but made the jump to Delta South for the 2009 provincial election.
Independent candidate Vicki Huntington beat Oppal by such a small margin it required a recount and an automatic judicial
recount. After both recounts, Huntington was declared the winner in Delta South by 32 votes.
converted into a nine-hole course for a few months. A nine-hole layout on the north side of the site is under construction now and will be ready for play in late summer 2011, at which time the nine-hole course on the south side will close. It will then undergo a redesign and those nine holes will open for play a year later. When the develop-
ment was first approved, Clouston offered assurances the course would remain public. The existing clubhouse will be torn down next month. A smaller pro shop will continue to operate until a 30,000-square-foot clubhouse opens in two years. The closure means 15 full-time workers received layoff notices, but Toigo
noted some have already found jobs elsewhere, including in his organization. Meanwhile, as part of the redevelopment, the developer agreed to donate $300,000 for off-site habitat compensation. Those funds were to be directed to a grassland set-aside program established and administered by the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust.
The Delta man charged with U.S. mail fraud will have to wait a bit longer before learning his fate. Barrie Turner pleaded guilty earlier this year to mail fraud in connection with the operation of a series of fake “executive dating” websites. He was arrested in March trying to cross the border into Point Roberts after a U.S. Postal Inspection Service investigation into Executive Dating LLC, which ran Executive Catholic Dating and Executive Gay Dating, among other matchmaking websites. It’s estimated that in the last five years, customers have mailed or wired payments totaling more than $1.2 million to Executive Dating LLC. Turner was initially scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 24 but that has been delayed until Oct. 22. He could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
‘Suspicious’ car fire in Tsaw. BY
Delta fire and police departments are investigating after a South Delta car fire last Friday morning. Calling the fire “highly suspicious” deputy fire chief Paul Scholfield said the call for the fire in the 900-block of Jackson Way came in just after 4 a.m. Friday. The blaze was confined to the one vehicle. The incident is still under investigation.
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Pipe band honours fallen officers
A contingent from the Delta Police Pipe Band traveled to Victoria last Sunday to commemorate the sacrifice of fallen peace officers. Several hundred peace officers from B.C. and Washington made a colourful, if somber, gathering at the rear lawn of the legislature for the annual ceremony, held on the last Sunday of September. This was added to by the presence of a contingent from the Delta Police Pipe Band, led by drum major Jim Wishlove and pipe major Colin Abel. Combined with elements of the Vancouver and Greater Victoria police pipe bands, they provided the solemnity and traditional musical backdrop to the proceed-
ings, leading the parade from the Empress Hotel, along the waterfront and around to the back of the legislature. One hundred and six names are inscribed on the granite pillars that mark the corners of The Bastion, the memorial that stands in their honour. The first recorded peace officer loss was in 1859 with the most recent being in 2006. The parade is an annual event that rotates between three primary locations in the province: Stanley Park in Vancouver, the Peace Arch between B.C. and Washington and at the Bastion in Victoria. The names of those fallen were read out, including those from the Delta police department.
Members of the Delta Police Pipe Band joined counterparts from Vancouver and Victoria to lead a parade to the legislature Sunday.
Gun report locks down school Delta police had to lock down a North Delta elementary school last Friday afternoon after receiving several calls reporting a man with a gun in the area. The Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team (MIERT) was deployed and nearby Jarvis Elementary was locked down as a precaution. At about 5:20 p.m., Delta police and the MIERT team took the man into custody without incident. It was determined he had a replica gun. The 27-year-old man was arrested and held in custody.
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Police look at all possibilities as investigation continues Random or targeted? That’s the question every North Deltan wants answered after the vicious broad daylight attack on 15year-old Laura Szendrei in Mackie Park last Saturday afternoon. The teenager died early Sunday, with her family by her side. Her friends had found her face down, suffering from severe head wounds in a wooded area of the park, in the 8200-block of 110th Street. Police aren’t saying if they believe a weapon was used, but there’s speculation the girl was hit with a baseball bat. There were no signs of sexual assault, police say. Mackie Park is near Sands Secondary and Gray Elementary, both of which were cordoned off with yellow police tape, along with the park itself, after Delta police were alerted at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. On Monday more than 20 police officers were out looking for clues, knocking on doors and searching back yards throughout the neighbourhood. Philip and Jelena Dragun live next to a crosswalk that connects a cul-de-sac with the park. The couple, originally from Bosnia, has lived there since 1982. “We are bad feeling for that girl,” Philip said Monday as a pair of cops searched his back yard. Several blocks away at Burnsview Secondary, where Szendrei attended Grade 10, the school lobby
was packed with students Monday morning despite it being a district-wide day off. They lined up to write tributes to the popular girl in felt pen on a large white board. “She knew more people than I think there are in North Delta,” said Hayley Rutt, a Grade 8 student. “It’s sad that she’s gone.” Rutt said Szendrei PHOTO BY SHARON DOUCETTE was “an amazing girl,” A lone bouquet of flowers rests near always happy, and the the site where Laura Szendrei, 15, type to break up fights. was murdered Saturday afternoon. As students grieve, Brooks, spokesperson their thoughts also turn for the Delta police, said to their own safety. “I am Monday. very concerned about my “We understand the consafety,” Rutt said. “I think cern in the community,” she everyone is concerned said. “We’re looking at all about their safety knowing and every aspect. Looking this guy is still out there. “I just hope they find this at all possibilities.” Thousands of people person soon,” she added. have already posted com“It’s scary to the public.” ments of Facebook sites Police had yet to identify that have been set up a suspect by press time. in Szendrei’s memory, They were still looking expressing their condolencfor a “person of interest,” es and outrage. though: A medium-built Meantime, police have male aged 16 to 25, who was seen walking out of the yet to arrest a suspect after two women were assaulted park at 81A Avenue, headin North Delta this spring. ing east, at about 1:15 p.m. In both cases, the culprit Saturday. He was wearing snuck up from behind and a white short sleeve shirt struck the women on the and knee-length cargo style head. shorts. He apparently had a On May 24, an 18-yearbackpack on his back and old woman was hit while was either on a cell phone walking along a pathway or texting as he was walkthat connects the 11200ing out of the park. block of 92A Avenue with As the public awaits Kendale Way. On June 7, answers, speculation tends a woman in her early 50s to fill the void. was struck while she was Do police believe the jogging near Burns Bog, in attack was random or tarthe 10600-block of Santa geted? “We haven’t conMonica Drive. firmed that,” Sgt. Sharlene
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Name: Tom & Beth Occupation: Tom - Retired Grocer, Beth - Semi-retired RN What is the activity? ESS (Emergency Social Service) volunteers Where and when does it take place? ESS responds to events that cause people to be evacuated from their homes such as ﬂoods and ﬁres. ESS sets up a reception centre where volunteers register evacuees and refer them to the appropriate resources in the community. ESS also arranges for food, clothing and lodging for the ﬁrst 72 hours following the emergency How often do you participate? When not travelling, as required. How long have you been an ESS volunteer? 20 years. What do you like most about working as an ESS volunteer? We both feel we have gained so much by being a part of the “solution” in resolving unfortunate incidents that happen in our community. Providing comfort and support to individuals and families at a time when they are feeling most vulnerable is very rewarding. How does it beneﬁt your life? We have become so much more familiar with our community and the resources available to Delta residents. It is really quite wonderful to see the local businesses pull together to help the residents in our community in a time of need. What other things do you do to keep active? We also volunteer with Red Cross. This gives us a broader knowledge and appreciation of responding to any disaster. Following the initial 72 hours of an emergency, the Red Cross will often take over with recovery and family reuniﬁcation. The training & experience gained with ESS has been very helpful when volunteering with the Red Cross. We also like to travel, golf, ski, walk (Sun Run) and being involved with other community activities. For more information about how to be active in Delta, call Parks, Recreation & Culture at 604.946.3300 or go to www.corp.delta.bc.ca
A local church is celebrating its first anniversary. Pneuma Church is based out of the former Delta Manor Elementary building in Ladner. On Friday, the church is holding a Celebration of Music at 7 p.m. The youth group will be performing five original songs that were recently written. The community is invited to enjoy the music, worship and refreshments. Then on Sunday, the
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“Our house is not that big,” he said with a smile. No one was turned away, however. The couple simply set up their baby monitors in other areas of the house so everyone could hear and participate. The next week more than 80 people showed up. That continued for six weeks before Basson found a more permanent, and larger, home for the ever-growing group. It moved into the Delta Manor building, which was left vacant after the school closed last year. The building now gives the church a place to hold its weekly services as well as house its office and other needs. As what initially was planned as a Bible study group became a church, the congregation grew. Pneuma now attracts more than 150 people each week. Many of those people are coming from other communities — Surrey, Cloverdale, Richmond, Chilliwack, Blaine and Point Roberts — to worship. Lawrence Lim has been attending Pneuma Church for the past few months. He leads a Mandarin speaking Bible study group in Richmond and said the group was looking for a spiritual home. He said it felt right from the first visit. “There’s so much life in the church,” he said. Lim now also offers a Mandarin translation of the weekly services. “There’s a sense of freshness in Pneuma Church,” he said. “There’s so much love and care in that place.” For more information visit www.pneumachurch. com.
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Peter Chipman (above) and last year’s Delta Idol Brad Cooper will perform at the finals Saturday. There’s one more chance to qualify for Saturday’s Delta Idol Karaoke Competition finals. The last qualification night is set for tomorrow at the Tsawwassen Legion. Contestants can enter for $5 by registering at 7:30 p.m. Some talented singers have come out for the contest’s fourth year, said Natascha Trautmann, one of the organizers. “I can’t believe where these people come from. There were some really, really good singers that came in the first night that blew my mind,” she said. “We’ve got talent in this community.” Last year’s Delta Idol winner, Brad Cooper, and singer Peter Chipman, who was honoured last year for
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his longtime involvement with the Variety children’s charity, will be performing at the finals as special guests, said Trautmann. The finals will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Legion, 221835-56th St. Grand prize is $75, while the runner-up gets $50 and third place gets $25. A baron of beef and Yorkshire pudding dinner
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It’s a relationship that has less in common than Tony Randall and Jack Klugman. In the days following every civic election in Delta, there is the customary hand wringing over the fact North Deltans didn’t turn up at the polls at the same rate as their South Delta counterparts. This development is not the least bit unexpected, but it invariably starts a discussion over how to bring everyone together so they’ll all feel part of Delta and want to actively participate in civic affairs. It’s a nice, even noble, idea, but trying to unite Delta’s two communities (I lump Ladner and Tsawwassen together as one for argument’s sake), which have little in common other than an arbitrary municipal boundary, is a bit like trying to push Jell-O uphill: It doesn’t readily work. It’s easy to blame civic leaders, the media or any number of other people for this disconnect, but I’m partial to putting the onus on the guy who painted the yellow line down the middle of Scott Road back in the fall of 1879. When these two areas were poised for incorporation, whose bright idea was it to group North Delta, removed by a vast expanse of farmland and bog, with Ladner and Tsawwassen, but separate it from Surrey across the street? I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say it made sense at the time, but 130 years later it’s no surprise North Delta has a heck of a lot more in common with its neighbour to the east than it does with those to the southwest. And that’s the crux of the problem: there’s not a whole lot that binds us as Deltans, regardless of how much those over at municipal hall would like it to be the case. Do people in North Delta care what happens to the Southlands, an issue that’s near to the hearts of a great many Tsawwassenites? I’m pretty sure the vast majority of them could care less. I suspect when they think about the controversial parcel of land, the first thing that comes to mind is why their local government wastes so much darn time dealing it. Conversely, it’s a good bet no one down here based their vote in the last municipal election on Delta council’s handling of Delsom Estates. It’s a huge project — 850 units spread over 100 acres — but it didn’t register in South Delta because its impact on our day-today life is negligible. It’s too bad, since we’re both part of the same big municipal family, that we don’t pay each other much attention. It could be worse, however, we could be fighting all the time.
Celebrating the arts, an integral part of a well-rounded society SYLVIA BISHOP
COMMUNITY COMMENT Saturday night more than 100 people gathered to celebrate a noteworthy anniversary. The South Delta Artists Guild is 35 years old this month. When it started, it met in the old Phoenix Club on 16th Avenue, site of an old fire hall. Guild members shared the facility with other community groups. Ten years ago, it moved to its current location at the Longhouse on 56th Street next to the South Delta Recreation Centre. The location affords both a permanent gallery space and a workshop for artists. The guild is a member of the Delta Arts Council, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. So why mark these occasions? First of all, anything that survives in this quickly changing society used to annual announcements of
new product developments is worthy of note. Thirty-five years marks commitment, something that few institutions, including marriage, can boast. Secondly, the arts in all of its forms, both visual and performing, enhance our society. Our interest in the expression of the arts in other cultures is a reason many travel abroad. We appreciate the longevity of the arts culture in places like Europe, for example. Or other more ancient cultures, which explains tours to ancient cultural centres in Mexico and South America. Our support of the arts at home does not attract the same attention or support. In fact, as a society, we spend more money on and give more attention to the performance of elite sports. Can we think of as many artists as professional athletes commanding the same incomes? Where are the multi-million-dollar public venues showcasing art works in the same way we build venues for sports? As a society we accept that sports is good for the individual. It’s healthy and necessary. And we are willing to spend money on it. Yet we need the arts just as
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much. Leaders in human development tell us that to achieve our full potential, we need the arts as much as we need sports and intellectual development. In fact, a desirable characteristic in many work places is creativity. So here is what we can do. Support the arts by visiting the Longhouse Gallery. Consider purchasing an original work of art at a fraction of the cost in Vancouver galleries. You’ll be supporting a member of this community. Take your kids. Invite guests. The Longhouse Gallery features a new show on a monthly basis. Go to the opening of a new show. A visit to the gallery stimulates a whole other side of the brain. And it’s good for the soul. Treat your creative side by taking a class. Or give the gift of a class to someone you know. Art is a process that opens up a whole new way of thinking about and viewing the world. It is not about creating something perfect. Visit the current show featuring works spanning 35 years of the guild’s members. A 35-year history comes with bragging rights. But the next 35 depend on our support.
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September 29, 2010 The Delta Optimist A09 Letters to the Editor
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Editor: My son Jamie is like any other 15-year-old teenager — he loves team sports. His favourite is basketball and shoots hoops any chance he gets. He also enjoys weight training and bowling. This comes as no surprise to your readers — teens often participate in team sports, usually joining their school teams and then branching out from there. Team sports are a great opportunity for kids to socialize with their peers, learn cooperation, team spirit and be physically active. Jamie might not be able to play this year. It’s not because he didn’t make
“the cut” for a school team, but because he is mentally handicapped. Jamie was born with Fragile X Syndrome and has several autistic tendencies. He can’t participate in team sports at his school (DSS) because of his limited understanding of the games and likely couldn’t handle the pressure. Instead, Jamie plays with the Special Olympics Delta team. Each fall, he looks forward to playing basketball with his peers. You can see the joy in his face when he holds a basketball and then passes it to his teammates. Last year he joined the basketball and weight training teams and this year
was hoping to add bowling and curling to his skills. Without coach/volunteers these programs cannot go on and a very special group of kids will miss out. Special Olympics Delta is looking for volunteers to coach these programs, especially basketball, bowling, weight training and swimming. Chances for Jamie (and others) to play sports are few and far between. Special Olympics recognizes not only their desire to play but the need to fulfill this part of their lives. Just take a look at their webpage (www.sobcdelta. blogspot.com) and look at the joy on our kids’ faces. Pamela Winthrope
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for your years of support at the Club. Effective October 4th the Clubhouse and 52nd Street Bar & Grill will be closed.
Ensure bus service lines up with last train of the night 12:20 a.m. bus is missed, a rider is faced with up to an hour and 20 minutes of waiting at a desolate station. Given that the Canada Line runs until 1 a.m., it would make great sense for there to be a 601 bus from Bridgeport Station at
around 1 a.m. This would help both workers (mainly young people) that work until midnight or later and those who want to leave the car at home but do not want the prospect of a very lengthy wait. Stuart Wooldridge
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Editor: I have just spoken to the mayor’s office and TransLink about the late night bus service to Tsawwassen. The 601 bus leaves Bridgeport Station at 12:20 a.m. and then not again until 1:40 a.m. So, if the
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Editor: Re: Incinerator threat is latest assault on neighbourhood, letter to the editor, Sept. 22 The recent letter regarding the possibility of building an energyfrom-waste (EFW) plant in Tsawwassen/Ladner
Notice of Land Use Contract Discharge DELTA LAND USE CONTRACT DISCHARGE BYLAW NO. 6875 – (Planning File: LU005929) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that at the Regular Meeting of Council to be held on MONDAY, October 4, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at the Municipal Hall, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, B.C., the Municipal Council of The Corporation of Delta will consider third reading and ﬁnal adoption of Delta Land Use Contract Discharge Bylaw No. 6875, which relates to the properties listed below. The purpose of this Bylaw is to authorize Council to discharge the land use contracts from the subject properties in the list below to reveal the underlying RS1 Single Family Residential Zone, in order that the owners of the properties be allowed to apply for a tree cutting permit to remove a tree located on their property. ADDRESS 8970 113A Street 7410 115 Street 5314 2 Avenue 4837 47 Avenue 4672 47A Street 911 50B Street 1033 50B Street 5668 51 Avenue 4624 54 Street 11419 79A Avenue 8671 Byron Road 11462 Commonwealth Crescent 6716 Cougar Court 6501 Crestview Drive 6828 Dover Place 651 English Bluff Road 11782 Fern Way 5475 Grove Avenue 9011 Hayward Place 8020 Mackie Court 11238 Stewart Place 5481 Summer Way 5562 Summer Way 11616 Summit Crescent 11626 Summit Crescent 11262 Sussex Place 48 Wallace Place
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Editor: Delta wants the Centennial Beach washrooms replaced. Metro Vancouver wants a 55-seat café, a rentals kiosk, washrooms/change
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Tsawwassen/Ladner solid scientific support for EFW technologies. Moreover, waste should be managed where it is generated, and shipping to landfills many hours away will not encourage citizens to increase their commitment to reduction, reuse and recycling. According to Mercer Consulting and The Economist magazine, nine of the world’s most livable cities utilize EFW technologies to help manage their waste. And it’s no coincidence that Metro Vancouver — a leader in energy-from-waste — ranks high on both lists. John P. Foden Executive Director Canadian EnergyFrom-Waste Coalition
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This question was not asked at the Metro-sponsored information meeting last Monday night. It’s now up to Delta council to ask it. Kent Warmington
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requires additional context. First, a large volume of international research shows EFW poses no public health threat. Indeed, the Covanta Energy plant in Burnaby has been operating for 25 years without issues or complaints. Globally, about 140 million tonnes of municipal solid waste are processed in almost 800 EFW facilities. While Canada treats less than three per cent of its waste using EFW facilities, Japan utilizes EFW to treat more than 75 per cent. Approximately 400 EFW facilities operate in Europe, with 25 EU countries processing about 40 per cent of their waste via EFW. In the U.S., 87 plants operate in 29 states, with additional capacity under development
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Delta Elks Lodge chosen to host provincial conference Local club is looking for help as it prepares to welcome delegates from throughout B.C. in Tsawwassen in 2012 Delta Elks Lodge No. 531 has been selected by the B.C. Elks Association to host the 84th annual provincial conference. It will be held in Tsawwassen from June 8 to 10, 2012. Immediately after the summer recess, the lodge’s membership will begin planning to host delegates, dignitaries and visitors from throughout B.C. Although Delta’s membership is small at present, its members have undertaken much charitable work, including providing schol-
arships to worthy students and support to the Delta Hospital Foundation and the annual Christmas hamper program. Elks are also strong supporters of children in need, offering financial assistance for hearing aids, visual therapy or other services. As well, the B.C. Elks Association operates four children’s camps. In order for the provincial conference to be a success, the local lodge is inviting any person over the age of 19 to get involved. The Elks of Canada, which
celebrates its centennial in 2012, accepts both men and women into its organization. The local lodge, which has members with over 40 years of community service, is looking to pass on that experience to a new generation. Anyone who would like to get involved with Delta Elks Lodge No. 531 and its efforts to host the provincial conference is asked to contact secretary/treasurer Ernie Karalus at 604-5904700 or ekaralus@dccnet. com.
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Letting go proves to be hardest part of purging
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ElderCollege trip to Science World
ElderCollege Delta has added a special field trip to its fall semester that is available to all seniors in the community. Tom Griffing, a former University of Illinois professor and facilitator of this fall’s What a Wonderful World with ElderCollege, is leading a group of students on the tour and has invited the public to participate. Cost is $18 and deadline for payment is Oct. 7.
ElderCollege needs to know what level of interest there is in participating in the trip to Science World for The Human Body exhibition on Thursday, Oct. 14. The tour starts at 1 p.m. and under consideration is lunch ahead of time and travel by public transportation. Those interested should call 604-943-0262 and leave a message so you can be contacted when firm details are in place. You can
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also e-mail email@example.com. Registration for all courses took place at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall earlier this month and spaces are still available in some, including Opera, Jazz, Transferring Your Personal History, Travel Around the World, Literature, Music and the Romantic Spirit, What a Wonderful World, and Christmas Wreaths.
The Ladner branch of the Royal Canadian Legion had the residents of the George Derby Centre over for lunch on Monday, Sept. 13 and presented them with a cheque for $2,500 from the branch’s Poppy Fund. The George Derby Centre is a care facility in Burnaby for Canadian veterans. Pictured are: Legion members Ron Erickson (back row left), Tom Peardon and Florence Peardon and George Derby residents Bud Jeffries and Jack Mitchell.
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Making time for fitness emember when you had to come up with reasons not to exercise? You didn’t have your favourite running shoes, socks or hair elastic; you were tired of the music mix on your iPod; you thought you felt a sniffle coming on; or frankly, you just didn’t feel like it. Those days are over. Now, even finding time to make up excuses is a luxury. You’ve got proposals and projects to finish, kids to pick up, bills to pay, meals to make; though you know working out is good for you, you don’t have time. Really. As impossible as it seems, there are ways to add fitness back into your busy life, it simply requires flexibility and a bit of determination. Set reasonable goals Studies show that a little bit of exercise every day — even 30 minutes — helps. But if 30 minutes a day is too daunting to begin with, start with less. Don’t let the notion that you must do all or nothing throw you off track. Aim to exercise two to
high-intensity interval training (HIT) is a time-efficient but safe alternative to traditional types of exercise. HIT means doing a number of short bursts of intense exercise with short recovery breaks in between. The authors showed it produces the same physical benefits as conventional long duration endurance training despite taking much less time. Any type of cardio exercise can be used for an HIIT workout including running, swimming, walking, jumping rope or the use of equipment such as a treadmill, elliptical or stairstepper. Exercise without exercising at all Hate the gym? Loathe running? You can still get your workout in by doing things you like or would do anyway. Household and garden chores, or chasing your children or grandchildren, still count as vigorous activity. Do a little every day and you can skip the stuff you hate. Find exercise that’s convenient Don’t join that fancy gym across town ... you’ll never
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A Delta pharmacist has spent the better part of his career trying to help people who are dealing with chronic pain. “I’ve had a passion to help people in pain for years,” said Alan Glasser, a pharmacist at Mark’s Pharmacy in North Delta. Glasser has been based at the North Delta pharmacy for the past seven years, but was in Ladner for almost 20 years before that. Chronic pain is a common ailment for many Canadians. Up to 30 per cent of people suffer from it and many do so in silence, said Glasser, who has made it his mission to seek out long-term strategies of pain management that go beyond traditional painkillers. From those suffering pain related to medical conditions like arthritis to individuals injured in motor vehicle crashes, pain management is essential to ensuring people are empowered to lead their best lives, he said. According to Glasser, there are two types of peo-
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ple when it comes to dealing with persistent pain: those who “grin and bear it,” putting up with unnecessary pain and putting themselves at risk for secondary conditions, such as depression; and those who do not realize the pain medications they have been prescribed are a short-term solution and are left in limbo once they have used up their store of Tylenol 3s. Managing pain is about more than just popping pills as Glasser advocates many of his clients use drug-free methods. He said his most effective and popular pain relief
methods include Thermaflow, an infrared wrap that helps increase blood flow to the area of pain and relax tense muscles using the body’s own heat. The Stick is used to massage muscles and helps clean out build up by stimulating the lymphatic system. Olympic and professional athletes favour the device, Glasser said, to compress and stretch affected muscles. Over the years, the pharmacist has also developed his own unique compound that can be used topically to help relieve pain. He said the majority of his clients who use it see relief almost immediately. Glasser has become a pioneer in the province for pain management and is one of the first pharmacists in B.C. to really embrace the use of pain relief methods such as the Stick and the infrared wraps, which are widely used in the U.S. He has spent the past 25 years building his pharmacy around pain management using feedback from his clients.
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School has been back in for just a few weeks but some parents are already looking for ways to shake things up when it comes to lunches. Whether it’s a picky eater or a junkfood junkie, Vancouver dietitian Ali Chernoff says there are many ways to overcome food barriers and get kids eating healthier lunches. “Kids need variety and options that are fun and exciting,” she says. “I would suggest getting your kids involved in choosing and preparing meals to maximize their enjoyment of good food.” Kids that are involved in food preparation are more likely to eat that food. “If the kids are old enough, get them involved in food preparation from grocery shopping to making their own lunch,” Chernoff says. “This way you’re guaranteed they will eat because of their input.” Getting tired of the same old sandwich and apple every day? Chernoff, a registered dietitian and nutrition consultant, recommends taking a dip into something new. “Kids love dipping things.” She recommends mixing some
vanilla yogurt with cinnamon as a dip for fruit or combining dehydrated soup mix with plain yogurt for a savory dip. “Make sure to include a variety of breads like pitas, whole wheat buns, seedy breads or high-fibre crackers to keep meals interesting,” Chernoff says. Brightly coloured vegetables such as red peppers, baby carrots and cauliflower are other good options. Time is always of the essence for busy families and leftovers can make a quick, easy and healthy lunch the next day. “Make a few different options for your kids and freeze them in individual portion sizes so they can heat them up at school,” she says. Chernoff recommends a rice cooker as a great time saver. She says it can also be used to cook brown rice and quinoa, which are healthier alternatives to white rice. Wraps are a good option to a basic sandwich. Chernoff recommends wrapping up some cooked chicken and salad, or hummus and vegetables for a vegetarian/vegan option. “Or try an apple cut up and mix with tuna and plain fat-free yogurt and throw that into a wrap,” she says. Chernoff discourages people from
using processed deli meats, which are usually high in salt and nitrates. She recommends making extra meat at dinner to use in sandwiches and wraps. As for drinks, she advocates steering clear of juice and pop in favour of milk (skim or one per cent), water or soy milk, which is also sold in small, portable containers. “Juice is not great nutritionally, but if you want to give that once in a while make sure to read the ingredient list,” Chernoff says, adding that parents should be looking for products that contain only fruit juice and water. Above all, parents should strive to send their kids to school with lunches made at home. “It is important to have homemade lunches for your kids,” she says. “Otherwise, processed foods are high in additives, sugar and salt.” Children, and adults, who consume a diet high in processed foods end up missing key nutrients like B vitamins, which mainly come from eating whole grains. “Plus, they are still growing so you want to make sure their meals are nutritionally sound. Later in adulthood this may prevent or delay diseases.”
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◆Inspire Ability - Celebrate the Child is set for Saturday, Oct. 2, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Alliance Church, 4951-12th Ave., Tsawwassen. A fun event for children and families, with entertainment, a ventriloquist, inspirational speaker, door prizes, silent auction and more. Proceeds go to services for disabled children in the Dominican Republic via International Child Care, and to the Reach Child and Youth Development Society campaign Building for Children Together. Admission costs $5 for children, $15 for adults and $35 for families. Tickets available at the door or at Reach Child and Youth Development Society at 33800-72nd St., Ladner.
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deltamuseum.ca or call 604946-9322 to register. ◆The Lower Mainland members of the Western Front Association Pacific Coast Branch will be gathering on Sunday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. in the Wine Room of the River House Restaurant, 5825-60th Ave. The WFA is an organization dedicated to educating the public in the history of the Great War with particular reference to the Western Front, 1914-1918. We perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries. ◆Do you or a loved one live with chronic pain? The Ladner Pioneer Library partners with the Centre on Aging at the University of Victoria to bring you a free six-session workshop for persons experiencing chronic pain conditions. It runs Mondays (except Oct. 11), from Oct. 4 to Nov. 15 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. To register, call the Centre on Aging at 1-866-902-3767 or e-mail Robert Toews at email@example.com. Family members and friends are welcome. ◆Join the Delta Nature group at Cammidge House on Thanksgiving Monday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Our presenter, Markus Merkens, will give his presentation Introducing our park wetland engineer...the beaver. He will give information on basic beaver taxonomy, ecology, physiology and population dynamics. Everyone is welcome and there is no cost. For further information, contact Joanne at 604- 946-2240. ◆Calling all former Kinsmen. The K-40 Club of Ladner and Tsawwassen invite you to join us for
our monthly dinner meetings. We meet 10 times during the year, including four ladies’ nights. Come on out for good times and fellowship. Next meeting: Oct. 13 at Kinsmen House, Ladner at 6 p.m. For further information call Bill at 604943-8240 or Doug at 604943-7972. ◆Ladner United Church presents two presentations from Dr. Gabor Mate. Kids in Chaos is on Friday, Oct. 15 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission by donation. The Stress/Disease Connection and Addictions is on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. $90 for adults, $75 for students and seniors. For more information or to reserve a space call Wendy by Oct. 1 at 604-946-6254 or visit www. ladnerunited.org. ◆Special Olympics B.C. Delta is in urgent need of head coaches for fivepin bowling, swimming, basketball programs and weight lifting conditioning sessions. These programs begin in October and more info can be found at www. sobcdelta.blogspot.com. Or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Our enthusiastic and dedicated athletes make this a very rewarding volunteer opportunity. ◆Supportive Care - for people with cancer or other life-threatening or progressive illness; Caregivers’ Group, Cancer Group, Relaxation Group (dropin Tuesdays at 10 a.m.), Early Alzheimer’s Group, Bereavement Walking Group (drop-in Wednesdays at 10 a.m.) and Grief Groups. Call the Centre for Supportive Care located at 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner at 604948-0660 for more information and to register.
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September 29, 2010 The Delta Optimist A25 Coming Events 2 and 3. On Oct. 2, there’s a dinner at the Sundance Banquet Hall. Cost is $30 per person and includes dinner, door prizes. On Oct. 3 there w ill be a swap meet at the South Delta Rec. Centre. Doors open at 10 a.m. to the public. Admission is $3. All details can be found at www.deltaamateurradio.com.
◆Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a non-profit international women’s organization, is accepting new members. We are of all ages and our motto is “Life Learning and Friendship.” Call Elenor at 604-943-2868 or Dede at 604-946-3119 if you’re interested in joining.
Special Events ◆The Delta Idol Karaoke Competition is back at the Tsawwassen Legion for a fourth edition. The last qualifying nights is Sept. 30 (7:30 p.m.) and the finals are set for Oct. 2 (8 p.m.) Contestants can enter for $5. Call 604-943-0232 for more information.
Seniors ◆McKee Seniors Recreation Centre will have a Harvest Ball on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 5 to 10 p.m. It costs $18 for members and $20 for guests. Dance only costs $9. Music by Rosario. Call 604-946-1411. Tickets available at the customer service desk.
◆ElderCollege Delta’s fall 2010 semester begins on Oct. 1. There are still spaces available in many of the classes, including music, science, literature, party bridge, movies and using your laptop for digital photography. Visit the KinVillage website and click on the ElderCollege link for a complete list of courses. Alternatively, for further information, e-mail email@example.com or phone 604943-0262. ElderCollege
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).
Fund Raisers ◆The Delta Amateur Radio Society will be holding their third annual ComFest fundraising event on Oct.
When: Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Where: Engineering Operations Works Yard Parking Lot 5404 64th Street, Delta BC In advance of Delta's Cosmetic Pesticide Use Control Bylaw No. 6788, 2009 coming into effect on November 16, 2010, the Corporation of Delta will be collecting your unused and leftover household pesticides at our Engineering Works Yard! The following pesticide products will be accepted:
◆The Delta Arts Council is hosting: artShots, a Juried Exhibiton of Photographic Art at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. This year digital colour, monochrome and creative photos can be entered online by adults and youths up to Grade 12. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top photos. The closing date is Oct. 1; for details: deltaartscouncil.ca.
◆With the focus on fun, the Ron Nielson Fall Golf Classic returns to Point Roberts Golf and Country Club on Oct. 1 A two-man team, best ball tournament for all skill levels, with great prizes and fabulous food, making this the social event of the fall. Book your team today by calling Bill Steele at 1-888-698-2817 or Keith Pollock at 1-360-945-0758. Further details at www. PointRobertsGolfCourse. com.
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The province’s new drinking and driving laws, the toughest in the country, went into effect last week. Drivers caught in the “warn” range — a blood alcohol level between 0.05 and 0.08 per cent —
will face an immediate three-day driving ban and a $200 fine. Drivers with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08 per cent will face an immediate 90-day driving ban and a $500 fine. The Optimist asked:
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Jim Sillett I think it’s gone too far. It takes the size of the person, their metabolism. Not everybody’s the same, and [at] 0.05, some people can be perfectly what you’d call sober.
Marie Hrynew I agree with that. I think it should be zero tolerance, really.
Anna Silletta I think they’re good. I think for a person just going out for an evening and having one glass of wine, I think it’s a little harder to do that now.
Doreen Logue I think it’s a great idea. It should be zero tolerance.
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Bantam hockey team hopes tough schedule will pay off down the road much success a couple of years ago so they have something to prove,” said Alalouf. “I think they have South Delta Storm has already moved up a lot and wasted little time in rolling up its sleeves and getting to we would like to get into those tournaments.” work on proving its going Considered the glamour to be a contender this seayear of minor hockey with son at the Bantam AAA 1996-born players under level. the microscope of Western Head coach Phil Alalouf Hockey not only sees League his team scouts, competing the Storm for top spot features at its annual one of the Tim Jardine province’s Showcase top prostournament pects in but the hope forward is a strong Mitchell pre-season Walter. He will result in is just one invitations to of three high-profile returning events in Storm head Phil Alalouf talks to players Chilliwack his players between periods. and has and Medicine outstandHat. So far the Storm are turn- ing speed. Other players to watch include second-year ing some heads — battling perennial powerhouse North blueliner Phoenix Worth, Will Vaughan-Jones and Shore Winter Cub to a 2-2 Matt Dawson. draw then producing a win Alalouf is carring six (2-1) and a tie (4-4) against 1997 players including Semiahmoo. The tough defenceman Adam Musil. tests continued last week He is the son of former with a home-and-home NHLer Frantisek Musil series against the Seafair and the younger brother of Islanders, highlighted by a Vancouver Giants David 5-5 tie on the road. Musil, considered a top “This group didn’t have BY
South Delta Bantam AAA Storm hosted the Seafair Islanders in exhibition play on Friday night. The Islanders are expected to be one of the top teams in the province this season. prospect for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Icing ... •South Delta Minor Hockey is hovering near
record numbers with roughly 800 players registered for the 2010-11 season. Most encouraging is the midget program being completely
full. The hope was also to see the return of a juvenile team, however a preferred ice time couldn’t be secured, despite 22 players
signed up and jerseys being purchased. The association is also seeing solid growth in its girls program.
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The South Delta Sun Devils have licked their wounds and are ready to jump into the teeth of their conference schedule. After being a fixture in the provincial high school football rankings for the past three seasons, the Devils did a vanishing act
soon after being shocked 22-19 by Abbotsford Christian on Sept. 17. Now they will look to thrive in a different role when they travel to Nanaimo Friday to face the John Barsby Bulldogs. “I’ve always liked the idea of lying in the weeds and sneaking up on people,” said South Delta head coach Ray Moon. “Now we get that opportunity.”
Although none too pleased with the surprising season-opening loss, Moon suggests it was more based on recent success than potential that had his team in the pre-season rankings. He points to his 28-man roster that features just 10 players with experience at this level, while only four saw extended playing time last season. “When you put together three
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Lady Footmen topple New West
Pacers win opener
The weather was better this week and so were the Delta Footmen U15 girls field lacrosse team in a 7-5 victory over New West. Low in numbers but full of spirit, the girls came out charging and took an early lead on a goal by Chalane Morrison, one of her three in the contest. They built up a 6-2 advantage at the end of the opening half. First time player Misa Sekikawa scored her first goal of the season, as did Melissa Caviglia — adding to her point total from the week before. New West made it close in the second half — coming to within one goal with
Delta playing down a man. PJ McAteer, making her coaching debut with the Footmen, had the girls re-group, refocus and returned them to playing full strength to gain ball possession and run out the clock. All players contributed to the team win including Erika Mackenzie and Priscilla Lawson-Pires scoring singles and Stephanie Cooper notching two assists. Savannah Phillips turned in another fine performance in net. Anyone interested in still joining the team can contact Angie Schwan at angie. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harding and Smith lead Ice Hawks to victory Liam Harding and Cody Smith’s torrid start to the season has the Delta Ice Hawks soaring near the top of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League.
Delta Pacers kicked off the senior boys soccer season by running over the Elgin Park Orcas in a 1-0 victory last week at Holly Park.
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2nd half scoring spree sees Tsawwassen win Royal battle
Reserves cruise to impressive victory in North Delta The Tsawwassen Royals got back on track with a nervous 4-3 win on Friday night at Winskill Park in a game that should not have been as close. The Vancouver Metro Soccer League second division squad missed chance after chance and thoroughly outplayed the visiting West Van Royals but went into half time even at 1-1 through Zach Dabrowski’s first goal of the young season. Patiently waiting at the far post, Dabrowski controlled a header with his thigh and volleyed for the goal. Tsawwassen continued to dominate the play and went ahead in the 65th minute when Miguel Curiel netted his third goal of the season It appeared that the floodgates had opened when Skatfi Sinclair, the team’s top scorer a year ago, slotted a hard shot for his first of the season . However, the visitors were not done . A free kick from 25 yards out was well-struck for their second of the game . Moments later substitute forward Alex Kudzin was rewarded for aggressive pressure on West Van’s goalkeeper and defender to win the ball near the end line and flick the ball into the net from a near impossible angle Again, West Van answered and was
awarded a controversial goal with about five minutes left when goalie Franco Gimenez saved a hard shot that trickled towards the goal line. To the amazement of both Royal teams, the referee awarded a goal. Tsawwassen was then able to keep maintain possession to secure the three points and improve to 2-0-1 on the season . Meanwhile the Tsawwassen Royals “B” squad made it two straight wins, with a comprehensive 6-0 triumph over Delta Rivals GN Sporting Club Saturday at Hellings Park. Graham Trivett nodded in a Ray Croin through ball in the 10th minute, before Liam Stewart smashed home his second of the season just six minutes later. Matt Fahlman increased the lead in the 24th minute after converting a Greg Wightman cross at the back post. Second half sub Colin Jones had two clinical finishes on either side of Matt Scozzafava’s 66th minute marker. The Stripes back line allowed few quality chances, helping goalkeeper Tyler Treftlin to his second straight clean sheet. The Royals will now host Richmond Olympics this Sunday at South Park for a 2:30 p.m. kick-off.
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Tsawwassen’s Victoria Pearson scored on a penalty corner in the 65th minute but it still wasn’t enough for the UBC Thunderbirds in a 3-2 to loss the University
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Doctors & Hospitals need Medical Administrative & Medical Office Staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement is also available.
RETAIL SALES 1511999 Alberta Ltd. operating as Black Box has full and part time positions for Black Box Illusions located in Richmond Centre Mall. $15/hour/shift. Fax resume 1-780-484-5892 or email email@example.com
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FORK LIFT MECHANIC min 5 yrs exp. Competitive wage. Coq loc. Day shift, M-F. 604-540-2323
Sous Chef preferred. Must have minimum 2 years experience. Food Safe Certificate required with knowledge of pub food. Must be organized/clean, energetic and flexible. ● P/T EXP BARTENDERS
also required. If you are interested in becoming part of our team please send resume fax 604-244-0967 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY, Automotive Technician, licensed or 3 - 4 year apprentice for GM dealer in Drumheller, Alberta. GM experience an asset but not required. Nice community close to Calgary. Good wages and benefits. Contact Service Manager 1-888-823-3371 or email@example.com. WELDERS NEEDED Victory Rig Equipment. Lots of hours. Employer paid benefits immediately. Must hold valid AIT# or be registered Journeyman. Fax to Nicole: 780-955-1039.
* Classes begin October 4, 2010 BC College Of Optics #208 - 10070 King George Hwy, Surrey, BC V3S 6E8 (604) 581-0101 www.bccollegeofoptics.ca
MARITIME DRILLING Schools entry-level training for land and offshore oilrigs. Excellent wages, benefits and opportunities to travel the world. Oct 11th- Oct 30th, Nov 8th- Nov 27th. Contact 1-866-807-3960, www.mdslimited.ca.
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION is rated #2 for at-home jobs. Train from home with the only industry approved school in Canada. Contact CanScribe today! 1-800-466-1535. www.canscribe.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and tar sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey. The successful candidate will have a valid forklift certification, a knowledge of shipping and receiving, and material handling in a steel fabrication shop.
To apply submit resume by email to:
EDUCATION FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62! Richmond: Oct 9 or 30 Surrey: Every Saturday Also Bby • Coq • M.Ridge • Van Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice
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Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be available. 604-930-8377 Hilltop Academy
In under 1 year you can be trained and well on your way in your new career! Grade 12 and Driver's License not required.
APARTMENT/CONDOMINIUM APARTMENT/CONDOMINIUM MANAGERS (CRM) home study MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of us grads acrossworking! Canada!Government Thousands of certified. 30 years of success! gradswww.RMTI.ca working! Government or certified. 30 years604-681-5456 of success! 1-800-665-8339,
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ONLINE, ACCREDITED, WEBDESIGN TRAINING, available for persons facing challenges to employment, administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Visit: www.ibde.ca. Space is limited - Apply today!
Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd.
Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Bass and Popular Keyboard. Private lessons or ask about learning with a friend. Rentals available. Call Ross at 604.943.6865. Visit - www.steelstring.ca
DRYER, FRIGIDAIRE 2003 heavy duty, exc working cond. $150 obo, 604-946-6486
Fridge $200 • Stove $150 Washer $175 • Dryer $150
604-306-5134 Warranty & Delivery Removal Available
& Contact Lens Fitter Optical Dispensing is a highgrowth ﬁeld with good pay and excellent job security. Work as an Optician in an Optical Boutique for a BC Optometrist or even start your own Optical Business!
FULL-TIME PAINTER needed at electrostatic powder coating shop. Call 604-303-7779 or email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org in Richmond is looking for
Start Earning What You Deserve!
Program: Automotive Service Technician Auto Body & Reﬁnishing Technician Business Manager Collision Estimator Service Advisor Parts & Warehousing Auto Detailing Sales & Leasing
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Most programs are eligible for Service Canada funding and Student Loans. Call for more information.
LARGE TWO DAY Unreserved Auction, October 2 & 3. Stan Turbiarz, Redwater, Alberta. Collector tractors and equipment, collectibles and farm equipment. View online: www.prodaniukauctions.com.
For Sale Miscellaneous
BOWFLEX TREAD Climber, 2 yrs old, only used a dozen times. Moving must sell. Paid $2500, selling for $1200. Call 604-626-4122 Aldergrove 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. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837. www.thecoverguy.ca
FIREWOOD, DRY 1 y.o. Cherry, cut & split, $100 cord p/u, $150 delivered. Vancouver. Call 778-233-2683 or 604-879-6019 Roscoe’s Firewood - alder, birch maple, dry, clean hardwoods, 27 yrs in Bus 7 day/wk 604-805-6694
BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636 DRESSER, DRAWERS, mirror, nite stnd, natural wood color, great cond, $250/all 604-943-8728
Richmond MOMS UNITE KIDS STUFF SWAPMEET Sunday Oct 3rd, 10 am - 1 pm Free Admission Over 70 tables South Arm Community Centre 8880 Williams Rd. 604-718-8060 Tables also on sale for South Arm Xmas Craft Fair, Sat Nov 13. Tables $50 each. TSAW
GARAGE SALE Sat Oct 2nd 8 - 12 1152 English Bluff Rd. Furniture, misc, books, too much to list. Rain or shine
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Saturday, October 2, 8:00am-1:00pm 4928 - 57th Street Records, household items. LADNER
Moving Sale! Sat. Oct 2nd 8am - 12 noon 4955 River Rd. (Eastside prkg lot) Books, clothes, tools, & lots of misc. household items
LADNER GARGAGE SALE Sat Oct. 2nd 9 am - 1pm 5342 Maple Cres.
Crib, kids/baby toys, clothes, boys and girls infant to 5 yrs old. Good Condition! Tsawwassen
Sat, Oct 2nd 8am- 2pm 5313 Belair Cres Household goods, Art, Retro furniture
PIANO TEACHER B. Ed Music Major, 30 yrs exp Recitals, Exams, Composition & Music Games. Beach Grove area, available Thursdays.
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Child Care Centres
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CHILDCARE AVAIL MY HOME 13 yrs exp F/T & P/T age 1 & up immed, Ladner. 604-946-6454
FAMILY SALE Sat, Oct 2nd (8-11am) 1730 Beach Grove Rd Lots of toys, shoes, clothes, books, movies and other household items see you Saturday!
#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800-457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca. FUTURE STEEL BUILDINGS CLEARANCE - Pre-engineered and custom-sized to your requirements. Factory-direct pricing. Some models discounted to halfprice to clear. CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE AND QUOTE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOME COTTAGE Building Deals!! NO-CRETE TM Prefabricated Panel - Instant Foundation System - Basement $69.99/foot, Crawlspace $49.99/foot! ICF Concrete $19.99/5.33SF Block. 792SF - 2484SF Shell Erected + Exterior Lock-up + Interior Framing from $29,975.00!! www.greenrpanel.com / 1-800-871-7089. Local Dealer/ Installers!!!
French Immersion 0-12 yrs. Ladner
ROLLER BLADES, size 10, exc cond. elbow & wrists pads. $75, 604-943-2660
$695 $895 $795 $795 $895 $495 $695 $795 $695 WESTIE RETRIEVERS $895 GOLDEN $695 (BICHAPOO BD> Registered, 1 left!) $695 YORKIE Registered HAVENESE Registered $795 $795 $695 $895 BEAGLE PEKAPOM $695 $795 PUGGLE $695 MIN PIN $595 $795 CHIHUAHUA $695+ MINI PUGGLE $595 $695 DASCHUND $795 SHIHTZU/PUGS $695 $895 $795 ITALIAN GREYHOUND PAPILLON Registered $795 $695 SHELTIE-MO PEKEPOO $695 $795 SHIBA-MO $895 WESTIE $795 $995 $895 SILKY TERRIER $995 SHELTIE Registered $795 $895 SHIHTZU-POODLE $695 BICHAPOO $695 $795 ESKI-POORegistered $795 YORKIE $795 $895 MALTESE $695 COCKALIER $695 $795 YORKIE-POO POM (8WEEKS,REG) $595 $795 $695 $895 ENG TOY/BICHON $695 $695 $795 SHIHTZU $595 BEAGLE $795 $895 TACO TERRIER $695 CAVA-POO $695 SHIHTZU-POODLE $695
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Shihtzu-Poodle X *** SPECIALS ***$275 Maltese-Pekingese X $395 $275 Shihtzu Pomeranian Registered, M/F $395 Yorkie-Poo $395
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DIAL-A-LAW OFFERS general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available).
LAWYER REFERRAL Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).
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SUDOKU Fun By The Numbers
Like puzzles? Then you'll love Sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your Sudoku savvy to the test!
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Here's How It Works: ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com
WHISTLER CREEKSIDE 1br 2 bath balc dw, fp, jacuzzi, pool, np, sleeps 4, 604-985-2132. short or long term firstname.lastname@example.org
BLUENOSE PIT Pups 5m 4f 1st sht, vet chk. rdy 2 go Oct 6. taking dep 4 ur new pup! $1000 604 820 0073
Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must ﬁll each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can ﬁgure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!
KITTENS- PERSIAN mom, 2 fluffy ginger, 2 white, some blue eyes, ready 3 wks, 1st vet chk $350. N. Shore, 604-789-7490
25 years Experience Business, Non-profit Associations Housing & Personal taxes, payroll Call Gilles: 604-789-7327 www.scorpio-consulting.com
JENNY - Lab Ret/Kelpie X/large/ young/female. Loves hugs & toys, energetic, boisterous with other dogs. Wary of new strangers /situations & will fear bark, blooms with consistent handlers, a rural quiet home is best. Visit the dogs at Vancouver Animal Shelter 1280 Raymur Ave 604-871-6885. MAREMMA GUARD dog pups for sale. 3 males, 2 females. $375. phone 604-823-4797.
Helen Petre CPB 604-897-5771 email@example.com
YORKIE OR Yorkie X Maltese Toy size, local, 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com
LAYING BROWN HENS. Started Pullets. Tame. Lay well. $9.50ea. Cloverdale. ★ 604 541-0007
DOBERMAN PUPS. CKC Reg’d, males. 7 wks, health guar’d, $1300. (Sry) Call 604-589-7477 CHIHUAHUA PUPS 3 female 1 male, healthy, playful, 1st shots, family raised, $500 604-799-2040
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★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !
ALL accounting services 15+ years experience, bookkeeping, payroll etc. etc.
5 KITTENS for sale. 2 orange tabby,1b/grey tabby,1orange mix tabby,b/w tabby,ready to pick up Sept.25 $100 call 604-872-6025 FLAT FACED Persian/Exotic kittens. Call 604-277-7059.
ACCOUNTING BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
BLUENOSE PITBULL pups, 6 left, taking appt/deposit,1st shots & wormed for info 604-701-7195
6FT FICUS INDOOR FIG TREE. Healthy. U PICK UP. 604-946-3141
THE TSAWWASSEN Animal Hospital currently has many kittens for adoption. All are lovely, and looking for their forever homes. Please contact us for more information. 604-943-9385
LHASALIER HAVANESE Registered MORKIE SHIHTZU/PUGS HAVANESE/PUG PEKEPOO
Business Opps/ Franchises
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.
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The Delta Optimist has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to ﬁnding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.
Pls Call Marie-Claude
PERSIAN & Himalayan Kittens. reg $600 & up. 604-939-1231 dreamhimicattery.com
9613 192ND Street
Activities include story telling, crafts, outdoor play.
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
PIANO, HALLET, Davis, upright, exc cond. incld bench, $749, 604-948-5118
Licensed Family Daycare
GARAGE SALE Sat, Oct 2nd 9am - 1pm 827 English Bluff Rd
Bright Eyes Academy
Wide variety - from electronics to carpentry & household items
LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR airport because your pet deserves a vacation too! 604-238-Pets (7387) TSAW. POOCH Paradise dog walking, sleep overs in my home, 778-888-8764 or 604-943-1372
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1. Cecums 2. Casts away 3. Swiss house 4. Form the base for 5. Secretary of State 1981-82 6. Hand grenade 7. Anguishes 8. Spreads around 9. Frequently 11. Point midway between E and SE 13. Kilometers per second 17. Unshod 19. Brimless hat 21. Liquid propane gas (abbr.)
27. Steroid alcohol (syn.) 29. Ancient royal Canaanite city 30. Foreigner in Anciet Greece 32. Companion (Olde English) 33. Crux Australis 38. Ancient France 39. Swift’s brute race 40. Communion table 42. Behaved wildly 45. Confer an honor 47. River in E. England 48. Comedian Carney
50. Script 53. Heroic tales 55. “____ and Andy,” TV show 56. Extremist religious sect 57. ____ Mater, one’s school 58. A block of soap 59. Norse goddess of old age 60. Interpret the written word 61. Point midway between N and NE 62. Old Portuguese currency (abbr.) 63. Point midway between S and SE
24. Deception author Philip 26. Before 28. Strives to match 31. Shed tears 33. Miller’s “Death of a ___” 34. Gets more points than 35. Drug that produces stupor 36. Salvia columbariae 37. Suite 38. Talk 41. Press Sec. Zeigler 43. Raptors 44. Plays 46. Poet of Jersey 1100-1174 49. Variant spelling of sadhe
51. Prescribed guide for conduct 52. Ailments 54. Swiss river 55. Airborne (abbr.)
The Delta Optimist September 29, 2010
REAL ESTATE 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
Seller Motivated! VIEW! Reno’d 1 BR, pets/rentals allowed, wlk to L’heed Skytrn/Mall. $228K, Mala, Sutton, 778-859-4458
COQ/BBY, CORA Tower. Brand new, 1000+sf, 2 BR, 2bth, appls, Gym, Media, 2 sec prkg. Near SFU/skytrn. Dave 604-787-1413
Vancouver East Side
Cntrl Loc, Top Flr, 2 BR + 2 dens, 2 baths, inste w/d, lam flrs, new paint, wlk to transit/shops, $325K, Mala @ Sutton 778-859-4458
Houses - Sale
$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Agassiz spotless 924sf 2br mobile home 55+ park $69,900 604-823-4710 id5221 Delta Bargain 450sf condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $104,900 597-8361 id4714 Harrison Hot Springs immaculate 1650sf 3br, 2ba rancher $389K 604-796-3531 id5222 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $440Kobo 722-3996 id4694 Maple Ridge executive 2446sf 4br 3.5ba tnhse, fabulous view $423K 467-0275 id5226 Mission, Owner Retiring, profitable framing store & gallery $47,000 826-7993 id5176 Mission acreage secluded 2325sf 4br 3ba home 2.33 ac lot $589K 820-7222 id5225 New West updated new kit etc. 670sf 1br condo, pool $158,500 778-397-0508 id5230 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Open House Sunday afternoons, 15210-82 Ave. Fleetwood huge 4542sf 8br 6ba on 6965sf lot with 2 suites $799K 507-0099 id5219 Sry Newton 1600sf 4br 2.5ba w/2nd 2br home in back, LUC lot, $479K 825-3280 id5231
Houses - Sale
Houses - Sale
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.
3 BR, 3bath, 2000sf, Remodelled, hrdwd/tile flrs, ss appls, 2 f/p, lrg dbl garg, bltin vac, cov patio, gard shed, f/yrd. 5015 - 201A St, Lang. $575,000. 604-514-8803 to view.
PRIME LOCATION - $930,000 Approx 13,200 sq ft, level lot, in Princess Park area, great potential for re-development. Build a mansion. Close to school, shopping, recreation. 15 mins to downtown & skiing. Mins to both bridges. 3 storey 4 BR house with basement suite. Ideal to renovate. Act fast. No agents 604-612-0227
Lots & Acreage
19-ACRES, LEVEL & TREED on Sunshine Coast. Creek at back & road down side. Rural, beautiful Powell River. Call Neil Frost 604-483-6345. Coast Realty Group.
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT, New Westminster. $75,000 in services paid! 33’ x 130’. No HST! $324,888. Call 604-726-0677.
Out Of Town Property
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.com
Houses - Sale
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2- 4 PM
Tsawwassen Central – 5004 12th ave
Charming solid 3 bedrm 1 bath rancher home 5yr old roof ,laminate and tile ﬂooring , gas ﬁreplace, beautiful south facing garden with fruit trees on a huge 74x 109 lot. Minutes away from Cliff Elem, close to Town center and other major amenities. This home is priced to sell and ideally located in Central Tsawwassen no where near the power lines . This is a Great home in a fabulous location. Come check it out!!!
Contact Heather Cook – Coldwellbanker Westburn 778.891.7169
Out Of Town Property
Houses - Sale
● 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
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CHOOSE YOUR NEW HOME FROM OUR LIST OF WELL MAINTAINED AND MANAGED SUITES!
TSAWWASSEN Kelly Court
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
2420 NORCREST CT Beautifully Reno’d 5 BR, 3 baths, cls to schl/ bus, w/mortge helper, Must Sell. Mala @ Sutton, 604-710-9030
1 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
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
Affordable bachelor suite 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 info please call 604-946-9268
1 bedroom suite available in small quiet building. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes, heat, cable and parking. Near bus loop, recreation centre and shopping. To view or for more info please call 778-689-4633
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Apartments & Condos
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
Dreaming of a New Home?
Real Estate Investment
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Shedding light on community issues
Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 1 BDRM Available Nov 1, $775 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733 TSAWWASSEN COURT 1 Br, quiet newly reno’d. new kitchen & bath w/granite counters. Incl heat/hw. $850 604-250-5390,
Houses - Rent
1 BR large ground level, Ladner incl hydro/gas, nr bus loop, ns, np, Oct. 1, $875, 604-946-3038 2 BDRM + den, g/l of house, Pebble Hill, large, newly reno’d, Includes in-suite laundry, storage & 2 prkg. $1350 + plus part utilities. No smoking. Lease/refs req’d. call 604-831-5887. 2 BR bsmt, Ladner 4 appls, full bath, fenced yard, $850+2/3 utils, Oct 15, nr school, 604-765-3642 2 BR new suite, W. Ladner, close to schools, 2 appls, np, ns, $750 incl cable & utils, 604-897-6562 available immediately
HomeLife Peninsula Property Management
2 BR unique private 1100sf, fp, newer appls. nr Boundary Bay Airport, decks, suit 1 or 2 mature ns np, $1500, Nov. 604-968-3475
2BD UPPER Tsaw, private entrance and patio, in suite W/D, newer reno, pet Neg. $1200 incl.util avail Oct 1 604-828-9711
Property Manager (604) 536-0220 Check our rental listings at
850 SF approx, office space 2nd floor professional in heritage bldg, Ladner. Lease $1600/mth + operating costs. 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
$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 WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Last week 12 out of 18 applications approved! We fund your future not your past. Any Credit. Want a VISA? www.coastlineautocredit.com or 1-888-208-3205.
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
2006 DODGE 3500 Laramie 1 ton Dually. Receivership Sal.130,000 km. Lanedo Deck Crane 1100 lb capacity. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org 2006 FORD F550 diesel. Receivership Sale. Flat Deck with mounted Lanedo 1100 crane. 230,000 km. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at email@example.com
Collectibles & Classics
1 BR, Ladner, large, clean, bright, fridge, stove, fp, wd, ns, np, $675, now or Oct 1, 604-535-6340 1 BR, own entr. incl utils, w/d, for mature person. Avail after Oct 2, $750, Ladner, 604-946-8040
2008 DODGE Viper SRT-10. Receivership Sale: A “black beauty” with only 8000 km. Convertible. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FURN. EXEC Upper Tsaw, all utils incld, DVR, Hi spd net, Nov 1 to May, refs req. 604-948-2930
2007 CHEV Silverado HD2500 6 spd auto, trlr pkg, white, most options, ns, np, no accid, 1 owner,
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS, 1 & 2 bdrm apt w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, elev, coin laundry, close to all transit & shops, very quiet bldg, suits seniors/mature couple NS, NP, frm$935. Rmd 604-241-3772
To advertise call 604-630-3300
2BDRM 2BATH, $1400, reno’d, faces courtyrd, grt location. n/s, n/p. avail Oct 15, 604-946-1951.
A unique 12 unit strata, shared riverfront 1050 sq.ft.+ Starting at $309,900 HST included. Open House Satuday October 2, 2010, 10 AM to 4 PM. ReMax Lake Cowichan 250-749-6000 www.pennylaneriversidecottages.com
3 BDRM, 2 bath, Updated upper level of house, Tsaw, Pebble Hill, incl gourmet kitch, wood flr, inste w/d, ns, lease, refs, Oct 15/Nov 1, $1895+ut, Lucy at 604-831-5887
3 BR, 2 bath, upstairs, like new, Tsaw, sunny yard, fp, all appls, $2200, avail now, 604-948-1966 3 BR Ladner upper level, fenced yard, 5 appls, $1300+2/3 utils, avail Oct 15, ns, 604-765-3642 GORGEOUS 1BR fully furn (optional) large suite, great kitchen, fp, wd, with expansive ocean views, own entrance, private patio overlooking waterfall & garden, all hardwood & flat screen tv. prefer 1 ns, 1 cat ok, refs req’d, now, $1250incl, Tsaw. 604-943-8556 LADNER: 2 BR Bsmt newly reno’d. Bright, large. All new appls. n/s, n/p. nr all amens. Responsible tenants, ref’s. $1000 + share utils. Oct 1 or 15. 604-807-1732 after 3:30pm TSAW, 1BR - Spacious updated suite, avail Oct 15 or Nov 1. Incl. w/d & d/w. N/P, N/S. $875 incl utils. Call 778-834-8583 TSAW 1BR+DEN garden level suite.LR with f/p,own w/d,3pc BR, lots of storage. South facing patio. Avail now $900+1/3utils Call Jay 604 765-3621
TimetoGet YourOwnPlace? FOR RENT
1-BEDROOM AP T. Mov tomorrow. Afford e in able monthly rent. Call Norma 555-3210.
Go to http://classified.van.net or call 604-630-3300.
1986 PONTIAC Acadian, only 131km, aircared, cheap on gas, new tires, battery, master cylinder, $500. 604-240-9188 1995 LINCOLN LSC 112,000 mi, a/cared, pwr everything, $2,000 obo. 604-948-8868
2008 DODGE Viper SRT-10. Receivership Sale: A “black beauty” with only 8000 km. Convertible. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at email@example.com.
Scrap Car Removal
52 km $23,000 mint 604-224-7819
2007 RANGE Rover Sport HSE, 43,000mi, stormer wheels, +tires studded $45,000, 604-728-7221 2008 DODGE RAM 2500 Diesel. Receivership Sale: Extended Cab. 90,000 kms. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2008 DODGE RAM 5500. Receivership Sale. 15’ flat deck with deck mounted Lanedo 1100 lb crane. . Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at email@example.com
Sports & Imports
1982 MERCEDES 300SD, turbo, power pak, ac loaded, alarm new battery. $3200, 778-279-8856 1990 TOYOTA Tercel, 2 dr h/b, white/blue, auto, 11,000 km on eng rebuild $1200. 604-732-7974 2003 HONDA CIVIC, 5 spd, Like new, well maint’d 37K km. $9990 obo Call Ray 604-760-8121
No Wheels No Problem
HOUR 2Service From Call
Family Owned & Operated
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR SOME COMPLETE CARS
2004 ACURA RSX type S 89 k looks grt, 2nd owner, maint, no accid. 12,900. 604-765-5299 2005 HYUNDAI Accent GREAT cond. Red,auto,2drs,hatchback. 1 owner/all papers.No accidents. 60,000kms $7000 778-628-0059
OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
Pays $150 minimum
2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,900. 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
for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas
*DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL $160 Min. FOR COMPLETE
FULL SIZE VEHICLES Serving the Delta area for 20 yrs. Call 604- 649-1627, 946-0943
RECEIVERSHIP SALE: 28 Ft. Custom Built Aluminum Landing Craft. Twin Yamaha 350 hp outboards with 13 hours only. With or without 32’triple axel Highliner trailer. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty 250-217-4817 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1990 F250 4x4, canopy, well kept mechanically, good tires, great for work, $2500, 604-940-1580
RECEIVERSHIP SALE: 31 FT. CIGAR BOAT - Baja Outlaw with twin 502 GM V-8’s. Merc Bravo legs. With or without triple axel Gillard Trailer. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at email@example.com
September 29, 2010 The Delta Optimist
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HOME SERVICES 8055
CHICKS WITH BROOMS
Domestic duo helping you with all of your cleaning requirements. Call for information Jennifer 604.720.7781 or Christy 778.834.2294
Ask about our 'mini maid' service.
A.S.B.A ENTERPRISE Comm/ Res, Free Est, $20/hr incls supplies, Insured, 604-723-0162 EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376
Delta PC Service & Consulting
makes your computer work again! Best rates on the market. Guaranteed Virus Removal.
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
All Concrete/Asphalt Removal Disposal incls Quality Guaranteed, Free Estimates. Comm/ Res. 604-540-6567
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
Professional Electrical Services Panel Upgrades – Renos Lic. #26765 • South Delta based
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Lawn & Garden
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT
one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING
Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158
LOW COST maintenance free gutters, best price in town. 604-600-2554
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
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Lawn Maint. window & gutter cleaning, pressure washing, rubbish removal etc. 604-948-0267
Custom Decking & Fencing Flagstone & Paver Patios Landscaping Hedging & Pruning Painting Home & Garden Renovations
COMPLETE YARD Redevelopment. Jackhammer. Hedge Install, Removal and Trim. Returfing and Drainage. Call Tobias 604 782-4322
Surrey 604-626-6651 Vancouver 604-377-2503
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Moving & Storage
• Ofﬁce & General Moving • Business Moving • Equipment Moving, Delivery, etc. • Speciality Moving (ie: Heavy Machinery, Pianos)
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS
PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs!
Member: Better Business Bureau
Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000 PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. No hst Rick 604-809-6822
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
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Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255
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Interior & Exterior
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ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
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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
#1 IN RATES & SERVICE Licenced local plumber. Plug Drains, Reno’s 1-877-861-2423
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ABOVE THE REST
★ Hedging ★ Pruning ★ Lawn Maintenance ★ Locally owned ★ Refs. avail ★ Free estimates. Call Clayton 604-314-8273
Moving & Storage
Renovations & Home Improvement
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Kitchen & Bathroom Remodelling Bathroom & Shower Repairs 20 years experience Free estimates
604-948-9573 Cell: 604-836-8943
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Rubbish Removal and Recycling
Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ● DISPOSAL BINS 4 - 40 yard bins. Starting from $179 including dump fees. Disposal King, 604-306-8599
Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank
Over 25 years serving South Delta
• Rubbish Removal • Reno Clean-Up • Yard Trimmings • Gutter Cleaning
AL’S CERAMIC TILE. Supply & install, samples avail. Free est. 604-948-9573, cell 604-836-8943
Tree Removal - Stump Grinding Branch Chipping * Free Est. * WCB Local resident, 34 yrs. 604-943-0043
Renovating? Refer to the home Services section for all your home improvement, decorating, and design needs.
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