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All but one of the candidates vying for the Delta-Richmond East seat in the upcoming federal election squared off for the first time Monday night in Ladner. Sponsored by the Delta Chamber of Commerce and the Delta Optimist, the all-candidates forum at the Delta Town & Country Inn gave the audience of roughly 150 an opportunity to hear from five of the six running in the May 2 election. Looking to fill the seat held for almost 18 years by Conservative

MP John Cummins, who’s retiring from federal politics, are Liberal Alan Beesley, Conservative Kerry-Lynne Findlay, the NDP’s Nic Slater, the Green’s Duane Laird and independent John Shavluk. Jeff Monds of the Libertarian Party is also in the race, but did not attend Monday’s meeting. Candidates covered a wide range of topics during the twohour forum, highlighted by discussions over party discipline and local residency.

All five hopefuls said they would stand up for constituent concerns over party policy, a hallmark for the often outspoken Cummins. “If I can’t come to you a year from now and look you in the eye based on a vote that I took, that the party had one position and all the people in this community had another position, I’m done,” Beesley said. Slater said he wouldn’t have to vote along party lines either, while Findlay said she’d represent

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CANDIDATES from page 1 of constituents. Shavluk pointed out the party candidates sign declarations they’d choose their parties over their constituents, a claim Findlay denied. Findlay and Beesley are Vancouver residents, but both said they planned to move to the riding. Slater, though, using the terms parachute candidates and carpetbaggers, which he later apologized for, said it was a sad representation of the Liberals and Conservatives that they couldn’t get good local candidates. On the question of port expansion at Roberts Bank, Shavluk said it isn’t needed here and could be accom-

modated in Prince Rupert. Beesley, however, said Canada needs to accommodate future trade but must also to find the “best balance.” Slater said Port Metro Vancouver, like YVR with the jet fuel pipeline issue in Richmond, is an entity with no accountability. Findlay said she doesn’t understand why the port authority sees a need to expand here when an expansion may not be needed for a long time. Laird described Terminal 2 as illogical. When asked about jet aircraft flying over residential areas at night, Beesley said Vancouver International Airport, which employs

thousands, isn’t going anywhere, so the discussion should focus on how best to mitigate the impacts. Findlay told the crowd it’s a chaotic time in Canada, saying what’s required is a stable majority government to end needless constant elections. On the question of the South Fraser Perimeter Road, Slater questioned whether it was a land grab instead of a transportation project. He also noted there’s no reason why an electric rail system isn’t used. When asked how what the government can do to support farming and young farmers, Laird said his party believes in giving young people the opportunity to get into the farming business by using RRSPs to

The major retail development planned at the Tsawwassen First Nation contributes to sprawl and is a concept of an age now past. That’s the view of Neil Salmond, a policy analyst with the ISIS (Institution for Social Innovation and Sustainability) research centre at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. Salmond, specializing in an area of research called low carbon economy, wrote a blog on the ISIS website last week highly critical of the TFN Economic Development Corporation’s recent announcement that it entered into a memorandum of agreement with a pair of development companies. The end result would see 1.8 million square feet of shopping, entertainment and office space built near the ferry terminal. Deals were reached with Ivanhoe Cambridge and the Property Development Group to develop up to 70 hectares (175 acres). “It came as quite a shock to me that such a classic suburban mall could be built, on undeveloped agricultural land and in the second decade of the 21st century, as we battle the

high economic and environmental costs of fossil fuel dependency,” Salmond stated in his blog. Listing a few examples, Salmond said, “Across North America, the tragic mistakes of 20th century car-centric development are plain to see and the race is on in the other direction: to retrofit developments for a more sustainable future.”

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He also noted, “Shopping malls, single-use zoning, car-dependent communities and low-density sprawl are relics of an age now past. And yet this is the plan for southwest Metro Vancouver.” Saying the TFN is failing to maximize the economic value of its land, Salmond noted studies in Florida and North Carolina suggest a community of “three- to four-storey, mixed-use buildings containing spacious apartments could generate ... more than five

times as much per acre as [a] mall.” Ivanhoe Cambridge’s part of the project would comprise 1.2 million square feet as a destination retail and entertainment centre. Tentatively named Tsawwassen Mills, it would follow the success of CrossIron Mills, north of Calgary, which opened in 2010, and Vaughan Mills, north of Toronto, which opened in 2004. Property Development Group, meantime, has been involved in a number of mall developments in Canada, the U.S. and overseas. According to the firm’s website, some of the past and current projects in the Lower Mainland include City Square in Vancouver, Eaton Centre at Metrotown and Station Square in Burnaby. Some of the projects outside the Lower Mainland include the Eagle Landing Shopping Centre in Chilliwack, a 700,000 square-foot venture with the Squiala First Nation. Another project is the Duncan Plaza/Duncan Mall on Vancouver Island. Some of its projects outside the country include mall developments in Las Vegas as well as in Taiwan, India and China.

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marijuana outright. The candidates also answered questions ranging from tax cuts and health care to fish farms and Canada’s place at the UN Security Council. They wrapped up with closing remarks, which

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Arm Marshes and the future Roberts Bank Wildlife Management Area. The total area covered by the application is 20,096 hectares. Mike Brotherston, Delta’s manager of climate action and environment, told council the area makes up “quite a strong application” because it meets five out of the nine criteria used to identify wetlands of international significance. The area supports populations of plant and/or animal species important for maintaining the biological diversity of the biogeographic region; it supports plant and/or animal species at a critical stage in their life cycles, or provides refuge during adverse conditions; it regularly supports

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endorsed recommending the regional district board authorize staff to apply for a Ramsar designation for the bog; however, the report didn’t have Delta’s or the other partner agencies’ concurrence. Delta’s response was the recommendation should have been deferred until it had the chance to add additional land to the bog conservancy area. The move drew criticism from some in Delta who questioned why council wasn’t proceeding with the application right away. In an open letter to residents last summer, Mayor Lois Jackson said the municipality would like to have Burns Bog receive the international designation, but only after the additional properties are added to the conservation zone in order to improve the quality of the application.

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Delta council officially abandoned the proposed application this week to have the Southlands put in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Council also directed staff to inform Century Group the company’s request to submit a new proposal for the land by July 1 has been accepted. The request came out of last month’s Mayor Summit on the future of the Southlands, which was struck by Mayor Lois Jackson as the public hearing on the matter entered its fourth night. The public hearing was set to resume last Thursday but Delta council did the expected and unanimously voted in favour of terminating the hearing. Century Group president Sean Hodgins’ previous proposal for the land included 1,900 housing units in exchange for donat-

ing 42 per cent of the 538acre property to Delta for small-scale farming. There was no formal development application in the system, though. CAO George Harvie said staff will work with Century Group over the summer, as is done with any developer, and Hodgins will present the proposal to council and the public at the Sept. 12 council meeting. Municipal staff will be following a “normal course of business,” Harvie said. He also suggested reconvening the Mayor’s Summit once the proposal is ready. The public can, and is encouraged to, still submit comments during the process, Jackson said. Coun. Robert Campbell called the whole process a “long, twisted, tortured road we’ve been down,” adding the current course of action has made him feel the most comfortable. “I feel positive that there is the potential for an outcome here.”

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The woman facing charges after her newborn baby was found in the Vancouver Landfill in Ladner last year was sentenced this week to a 12-month community sentence. Courtny Dawn Taylor, 22, of Surrey was sentenced in Richmond Provincial Court

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The preliminary inquiry to determine if there’s sufficient evidence to take a B.C. RCMP officer to trial on an obstruction of justice charge in the 2008 death of a Tsawwassen man started Monday.

The preliminary inquiry in the case against Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson, who was involved in the 2008 crash that killed 21year-old Orion Hutchinson, was expected to wrap up after Optimist deadline Tuesday. The preliminary inquiry will determine whether the

Crown has enough evidence to proceed to trial. There is a publication ban on all evidence presented during the hearing. If the judge deems there is enough evidence for a possible conviction, Robinson has elected for a trial before a judge and jury in B.C. Supreme Court.

Hutchinson died on Oct. 25, 2008 after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a Jeep being driven by Robinson, who was off duty at the time, at 6th Avenue and Gilchrist Drive. Robinson is facing one count of attempting to obstruct justice for his actions after the collision.

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Delta police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing North Delta man. Bhupinder Singh Rahelu, 41, was reported missing by his family at about 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. He was last seen at 9:30 a.m. that day at his family home in

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I suspect I’m not alone in wondering why Sean Hodgins is revising a plan for the Southlands when his original vision for the property was never rejected. Following last month’s Mayor’s Summit, Hodgins was given the goahead to bring forward a proposal for Tsawwassen’s most contentious piece of real estate for Delta council consideration by July 1. The fact civic politicians and staff are even willing to acknowledge the Century Group president has some innovative ideas for the acreage is a huge step forward for community consultation, so I guess I shouldn’t be complaining. However, it does seem strange that we’ll soon be on to version two when civic officials have gone to great lengths to avoid even talking about the original proposal. Hodgins and two dozen local residents, members of the Southlands Community Planning Team, spent the better part of two years discussing what they’d like to see happen on the Southlands. They brought in internationally renowned planner Andres Duany and a team of experts to help put that vision down on paper, and out of that process came three variations of a plan that includes housing, small-scale farming and community amenities. Before I go on, let me say I’m not delusional and fully realize Hodgins’ original proposal would have been given a rough ride should it have ever made its way to a public hearing. I could envision the mayor suspending or terminating that hearing, claiming there’s no consensus and instructing Century to go back to the drawing board. Who knows, we might have ended up where we are today even if Century’s original plan had been allowed to churn its way through municipal hall. If I had to guess, I’d say that outcome is probably more likely than not. But it doesn’t get around the fact the original Southlands plan never got before council, let alone the public, despite being out there for the last couple of years. At this point, all we know is the 10 members of the mayor’s hand-picked summit saw some merit to it, but also had enough misgivings about the proposal to request its revision. After all the effort by Hodgins and members of the community to come up with something they genuinely believe would benefit Tsawwassen, it seems a bit much to have a select few decide its fate behind closed doors. I’m positive Century’s proposal would have engendered much opposition, but it could well have found a legion of supporters. It’s too bad it was never given that chance.

Preserving precious farmland concerns folks all over world DEBBIE McBRIDE

COMMUNITY COMMENT Lately I’ve spent a good deal of time overseas and on airplanes. It has given me a chance to read a number of foreign publications and to have interesting and enlightening conversations with a dizzying array of strangers. While I did learn there are differences in concerns among those in various parts of the world, it was brought home there are far more similarities and that’s what I want to talk about. On a recent return trip from London, I was fortunate enough to sit next to a wonderful woman from Lebanon. On the surface it wouldn’t seem we would have much in common, but as often happens when you sit next to someone for nine hours, conversation takes place. At least it does for me and

thankfully this nice lady was amenable. On the surface an extended amiable conversation between us would seem unlikely since she was a traditionally dressed, conservative Muslim from the Middle East and I’m a conservative Christian who was dressed for comfort on a long flight. However, as we spoke about our families, especially our beloved grandchildren, it became clear our concerns were the same and it turned out we had even more in common than you would ever imagine. We had both grown up in northern Alberta. From Lebanese family roots, she had moved to Lebanon to care for her husband’s aging parents. She spoke very candidly about the political situation in the Middle East and her sorrow at what was taking place. That conversation is for another time. Surprisingly the future of fresh food was brought up when we spoke of our grandchildren. I was surprised to learn the concerns at the loss of farmland were mirrored in small towns in Lebanon. They are also facing development on land used for food and were fight-

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ing to stop the loss of the limited land left. Now before my critics suggest I was the one bringing this subject front and centre, let me assure you I wasn’t. I was on my best behaviour and I was never the one to steer the conversation to the loss of arable farmland, yet it came up again and again with people from all over the world. It shocked me to learn that in all parts of the world there is huge consternation over the development of limited arable land. Where, it is wondered, will we grow our food for future generations? Yet, here we are in possession of superb farmland and we are looking at paving it over for houses, highways and now for a mega mall that is an immoral use of land, which will be worth more per square inch than gold in the future. Let’s stop pussyfooting around this proposed project and start making future tenants of the mall aware of just how heinous participation in this project would be. These companies have “green” mission statements and it’s time we got them to realize the ramifications of this mall.

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April 20, 2011 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

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Editor: I was the very last person to finish the Delta Triathlon last weekend. I am proud to say I finished the race because along the way there were a lot of smiling faces and positive words from wonderful volunteers. For all of those people who spent hours standing on the road and pool deck, making sure our times were

times rainy, you smiled, offered wonderful words of encouragement and got me through to the end. And when I got to the end you announced my name just like you did the 315 participants before me and I want you to know how much I appreciated all your work. From the last person to finish the race, thank you. Dayna Tukutau

documented and our laps counted, thank you. To all those police officers and flag people making sure the cars stopped for us, thank you. To all those people standing on the corners making sure we ran the right way, cheering and passing out water, thank you. You stood for hours, it was windy and some-

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Celebrate the Easter holiday at these area houses of worship: HOLY WEEK AT SACRED HEART

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Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8:00 p.m. Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3:00 p.m.

April 22 ~ Good Friday 10:00 am

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Good Friday Worship 10.30 a.m. April 22, 2011 Including celebration of the Lord’s Supper “Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit.” John 19:30 Easter Sunday Worship April 24, 2011 – 10.30 a.m. Theme: “Open the Scriptures!” Luke 24: 27,46 4594 – 54A Street, Ladner, B.C. 604-946-7033 Web: www.ladnercrc.org

April 21 Maundy Thursday 7:00 pm April 22 Good Friday 11:00 am April 24 Sunday Service 11:00 am

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Pastor Steven A Naylor 4737 57th Street, Ladner • 604-946-2112

HOLY WEEK SERVICES Ladner United Church 4960-48th Ave., Ladner 604-946-6254 “A Heart for God in the Heart of the Village”

Joint Services Maundy Thursday - April 21st 7 pm at Ladner United Rev Dan Kirkegaard preaching

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Alimohamed. “We have a new TV wall with home theatre systems to match. We have a full line of lawn mowers, vacuums and patio furniture. We also stock Craftsman tools as well.” Confortin notes the store, which was remerchandized about a year ago, is constantly changing its inventory. “Basically anything the

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Delta and the City of Vancouver have established a committee to help deal with issues at the Vancouver Landfill in Ladner. Civic politicians approved the formation of the Vancouver Landfill Technical Liaison Committee last week. The committee, which will be made up of senior staff from both Delta and Vancouver, will meet regu-

larly to discuss and review issues relating to landfill operations. In February, Delta council learned the landfill’s gas collection system is working well below provincial standards. The system is supposed to help control odours and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. Provincial regulations state the landfill gas collection system must be at least 75 per cent efficiency

to control odour and emissions. In 2009, it was working at 44 per cent efficiency. In 2010 it had improved to 52 per cent, which is still well below the standard. Changes have already been made to try and improve gas collection. Additional capping material has been added to phase one of the landfill and staff is looking at accelerating the closure of another phase. At a meeting last month, both sides committed to

improving communication. “A detailed plan to improve landfill gas collection efficiency is in development by the City of Vancouver which is scheduled to be brought forward to Vancouver city council in spring 2011,” Sean McGill, Delta’s director of human resources and corporate planning, said in a report to council. “City of Vancouver staff have committed to presenting this plan to Delta council once approved by their council.”

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They gave it a Tri Almost 500 athletes of all ages swam, biked and ran in the annual Delta Triathlon in Ladner Saturday. The sprint distance race has been running for 12 years. For more photos visit www.delta-optimist.com Photos by Chung Chow

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Now that it’s the start of golf season, I have my ducks in a row — or perhaps I should say, my tees. I have called up the golf mates. I have reviewed all the rules. I have drawn up a plan. This, it occurs to me, is a good thing. Seems to me it would be unwise — if not downright foolhardy — for a newbie golfer not to come up with a plan. So I have. I did some mulling. I found me some paper. And I wrote down the goals. “So,” said the husband. “What’s goal No. 1?” I didn’t have to pause. “Wear the shoes,” I said. He looked at me, confused. “Wear the shoes,” I repeated. “You know, the ones I bought two years ago.” The shoes in question would be the pink ones. The

really cute pink ones. The really cute pinks ones that I have not yet worn because, well, they’re too cute and too pink to get dirty. This year, that changes. I will wear the shoes and live with the consequences. Unless it’s really, really wet. “That’s a weird goal,” the husband observed. “And goal No. 2? Another apparel thing, I am guessing?” I didn’t have to pause. “You got it,” I said. I glanced down at the list and read from it aloud. “Buy a shirt in either light grey or taupe to go with the sweet black and white checked shorts purchased last season. Complementary socks also a must.” The husband looked at me. Confused. “That’s really weird,” he said. “Anything in there about, oh, golf?” I rolled my eyes. “This is ALL about golf,” I said. “Listen to goal No. 3. It says: Buy a new golf glove. Preferably one that complements the new grey or taupe shirt and the black and white checked shorts.” The husband’s eyes wid-

The shoes in question would be the pink ones. The really cute pink ones. The really cute pinks ones that I have not yet worn because, well, they’re too cute and too pink to get dirty. ened. “And goal No. 4,” I said. “It’s also ALL about golf. It says: Buy a new change purse in which to hold the tees and ball markers. Something cute, in to keep in pocket of the golf bag.” “And five?” he asked. “And six?” “Oh,” I said. “Those would relate to the purchasing of golf balls and tees and ball markers. I am so getting ready for the season.” The husband stared at me. Confused. “So this is all about — shopping?” he asked. Of course, I told him — at this point, at least. My game will come around, but not until I hit the stores.


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South Delta schools winners in B.C. Green Games

BY JESSICA KERR

Two Delta schools were recently awarded for their green efforts. Port Guichon Elementary in Ladner was one of 10 elementary school winners announced earlier this month in the 2011 B.C. Green Games. This year marked the third year for the B.C. Green Games, which is sponsored by Telus World of Science, B.C. Hydro and Terasen Gas. “One of the most rewarding parts of organizing the B.C. Green Games is seeing how passionate and creative the students are,” said Pauline Finn, Science World’s vice-president of community engagement. “It doesn’t matter what size a school is, or how remote their community is, we’ve had submissions and winners from all over the province with projects that are significant for their own com-

munity.” Students, with the help of their teachers, document their actions and measure changes in behavior of the community as a result of these actions. The entry from Port Guichon outlined student and staff’s extensive efforts to make the school more environmentally friendly. Principal Grace Sproul said many of the ideas started out small with staff and teachers but grew as students got involved. “We see the idea and nurture it and the children take it to the next level.” For example, last year the school encouraged students to bring litterless lunches for a week. Everything that a student brought as part of their lunch had to be reusable, compostable or recyclable. One week turned into

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The automotive class at Delta Secondary won a Viewer’s Choice award in the 2011 B.C. Green Games for their electric drag racer.

two, which turned into a month, and now, Sproul said, litter-less lunches are the norm at the school and have helped it cut its garbage output in half. After learning to recycle paper, juice boxes and other drink containers, students decided they wanted to start recycling the used paper towel from the

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washrooms. They even brought a blue box into the washrooms specifically for the paper towels. The school turns out the lights in classrooms during lunch to reduce energy consumption, and on Earth Day, April 22, the school will be participating in Lights Out Canada and using natural light for the whole day.

Green projects at the school also include garbage clean up in the community, worm composting and raising coho salmon. The Green Games entry won the school a $1,000 grant. Delta Secondary automotive students were chosen as a Viewer’s Choice winner for their one-of-a-kind electric drag racer. Over the last couple years, many students, past and present, have had the opportunity to do something in the Ladner high school’s auto shop that not even professionals are doing across the country. It’s the only one of its kind in Canada. “We are the only electric drag racing vehicle in Canada,” said automotive teacher Casey Mynott, who initiated the project that’s taken a regular vehicle with a blown engine and turned it into an environmentally

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friendly drag racer. The vehicle being used is a 1989 Toyota pickup that was donated to the school. The truck is using a DC (direct current) motor, powered by a controller that regulates how much electricity the motor gets, which gets hooked up to the driveshaft and then to the truck’s rear differential. Mynott said although the project is complex and very peculiar, when looking under the hood of the truck, the mechanics are amazingly simple. “I enjoy that students are totally blown away when you explain what it is, how it works, how simple it is ... like a combustion engine has a couple hundred parts, lots of things to go wrong. This has one. It has one moving shaft, that’s it.” The award garnered the class $500 from the B.C. Green Games.


A18 The Delta Optimist April 20, 2011

Earthwise programs aim to educate youths

BY JESSICA KERR

Delta’s Earthwise Society aims to educate the masses about creating a sustainable community through empowering individuals to take responsibility for social, economic and envi-

ronmental well-being. Some of its programs are geared specifically to fostering those values in the next generation. In 2009, the society partnered with the Delta school district and

Agriculture. Participating students attend classes at the Earthwise Farm and learn about sustainable agriculture by taking part in all aspects of a smallscale farming operation, including business planning, crop care, harvesting and marketing. Students use the hands-on learning opportunities at the Earthwise Farm to explore key issues of sustainable agriculture facing urban communities today, from food security to the development of regional food economies. The Earthwise Farm is a community learning resource operated by the not-for-profit Earthwise Society on a two-acre site near Boundary Bay. Over the past several years, Earthwise Society has worked with its community partners to develop programs at the farm to connect young people with growing food and to

Kwantlen Polytechnic University to offer high school students an opportunity to explore sustainability from the ground up with a new program — Sustainable Resources 12 —

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The Earthwise Society offers ecotours of both the garden and farm to help educate local youngsters with a hands-on experience.

raise awareness about the value of sustainable agriculture to urban edge communities. The society also offers programs for younger kids as well. Curriculumoriented tours for elementary school groups are offered in the spring and fall. Students are given the chance to participate in a hands-on learning experience with

the Garden Ecotour in the Earthwise Garden or the Farm Ecotour in the Earthwise Farm. The society also offers educational resources for teachers, and various youth-oriented workshops and camps. For more information about Earthwise Society, visit www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca or call 604-9469828.

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Education is key to waste-reduction program The best thing we can all do to cut down on waste is to make less of it in the first place. When we reduce the amount of waste that we produce, we reduce the amount of garbage that goes into landfills. The secret to any waste reduction program is education. Help make

students and teachers aware of what happens to the waste that they create every day. An educated school body realizes that as far as waste goes, less is definitely best. Ideas for taking action: • Take your school’s

name off unwanted mailing lists to reduce the amount of junk mail. • Set up photocopiers to make double-sided copies. • Encourage students and teachers to only print what is needed. Avoid printing out materials

wherever possible. • Use electronic mail to send messages rather than written memos. • Keep a supply of extra mugs, glasses and utensils in staff and lunch rooms. • Recycle items such

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as paper, cans, cardboard, plastic bottles. • Use rechargeable batteries and solar calculators. • Donate old or outdated equipment, books or furniture to local community organizations. • Buy products and supplies with less or reusable packaging. • Save and reuse boxes and envelopes for shipping or storage.

• Encourage students to bring lunches in reusable containers. • Set up “swap” areas in classrooms to share reusable materials. Did you know, according to Environment Canada, more than 140,000 tonnes of computer equipment, phones, televisions, stereos and small appliances end up in Canadian landfills every year? That is equal to the weight of 28,000 elephants.

Kids can help family go green Many Canadians are empowering their kids to develop and oversee eco-friendly household habits by teaching children to have a green conscience around the home. From planting organic backyard gardens to harvesting rainwater, young “chief environment officers” are sprouting up across the country and working with their parents to reduce the size and impact of their household’s carbon footprint. “Going green as a family can be easy and fun. Even small things like switching to energy-saving light bulbs and non-toxic cleaning products can make a big difference to your local environment and your wallet,” says Mary Desjardins, executive director of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. “Why not hold a family meeting to elect your own chief environment officer and brainstorm some creative ways your whole family can improve your household’s carbon footprint.” Your carbon footprint refers to the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions, or carbon dioxide, produced as a result of your lifestyle. For example, every time you use your air conditioner or drive to the grocery store, you emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. One of Canada’s longest-serving environmental charities, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation offers six simple ways to lower your household’s carbon footprint: • Complete an audit of toxic cleaning products, dispose of them safely and replace them with environmentally friendly ones. • Take shorter showers and turn off the tap when you’re brushing your teeth. • Avoid using the dryer and only wash full loads of laundry and dishes, preferably with cold water.

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• Make sure everyone in the family understands which household products can be recycled and which cannot. • Start a compost pile for food waste, and use it to nourish the soil in your vegetable and flower gardens. • Unplug appliances when you’re not using them to avoid phantom energy use. For more information, visit www.tdfef.com.

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April 20, 2011 The Delta Optimist A21

WANT TO RECYCLE YOUR UNWANTED ELECTRONICS? Here’s where you can recycle them safely and free of charge in Ladner:

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WHAT IS THE ELECTRONICS STEWARDSHIP ASSOCIATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (ESABC) PROGRAM? ESABC is a not-for-profit extended producer responsibility program set up by the producers and retailers of electronics in British Columbia to provide a province wide recycling system for unwanted electronics.

ISN’T IT IMPORTANT TO REUSE BEFORE RECYCLING? While the program is designed to manage unwanted electronic products that have exhausted their reuse potential, we strongly encourage users to first reuse their products. If you choose to donate to a charity, make sure you have backed up your data and wiped your drives clean prior to donation.

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Effective July 1, 2010, the following items can be recycled free of charge at any Encorp Return-It Electronics™ Collection Site: display devices, desktop computers, portable computers, computer peripherals, computer scanners, printers and fax machines, non-cellular phones and answering machines, vehicle audio and video systems (aftermarket), home audio and video systems, and personal or portable audio and video systems.

Electronics collected for recycling are sent to approved primary recyclers in North America. They are broken down using various manual and mechanical processes. Products are separated into their individual components for recovery. Through a variety of refining and smelting processes, the materials reclaimed from unwanted electronics are used as raw materials in the manufacturing of new products.


A22 The Delta Optimist April 20, 2011 Advertorial

It’s Spring Cleaning Time: Don’t Know What to Do With Your Old Electronics? Recycle Them! You may not be as organized as Martha Stewart (she has a three-page checklist), but if you’re like most of us, spring cleaning is a ritual not to be missed. It’s the one time a year we get really ruthless about cleaning up the dust and clearing out the clutter – except for our old electronics that is. Our old TVs, computers, monitors, printers and fax machines tend to sit in our attics, basements and spare rooms year after year, either because we think we may need to use them again or because we don’t know where to get rid of them. Well, if you haven’t used an electronic device in more than a year, you probably won’t use it again – ever. And if it’s still plugged in, it might even be costing you money just leaving it where it is. Virtually all electronic devices – TVs, computers, printers, modems, DVD players, cell phone chargers and anything else with a clock, timer, adapter, memory or remote control – continue to draw power even when they’re not in use. “The extra TV you may have in your basement rec room for the kids, who never watch it, is actually costing you money every day,” says BC Hydro’s Kari Reid, Program Manager in Residential Marketing. “As long as that TV is plugged in, it’s using energy, whether it’s turned on or not. And that will add up on your electricity bills.” So this spring, why not make it a clean sweep? Get rid of all your old unused or broken electronics quickly and easily, but not in your local landfill. “TVs, like computers and other electronics, have components that should be recycled,” says Kari. “The best thing is to take your unused

electronics to a Return-It™ Electronics recycling depot, where they will get broken down safely and properly.” The Return-It™ Electronics recycling program is managed by Encorp Pacific (Canada) on behalf of the Electronics Stewardship Association of British Columbia. The ESABC established the program in 2007 (in addition to its Return-It™ Beverage and Milk Container recycling programs) to respond to the fast-growing issue of e-waste.

✔ Plug all your related electronics, like your computer, modem, monitor and printer, into a single power bar, then switch them all off at once when you’re not using them. ✔ Switch to a laptop. A typical laptop computer uses 53 kwh/year compared to a typical desktop and monitor that uses 215 kwh/yr. ✔ Unplug your cell phone and other chargers as soon as the battery is topped up. ✔ If you’re in the market for a new TV, look for one with the ENERGY STAR® label – it will use as much as 30 per cent less energy than a less-efficient model. Also remember that bigger is not always better: generally, the larger the TV, the more energy it uses. Make sure your new TV is the right size for your room by dividing the distance between where you’ll be sitting and the front of the screen by 2.5.

“New and better products keep coming on the market all the time,” says Kari, “and we’re snapping them up. Who doesn’t want a sleek new flat-screen TV? But some people are just throwing their out-dated electronics in the trash, or simply putting them in a drawer or a closet because they don’t know what else to do with them. Some people, too, are just moving them to another room where they stay plugged in but unused, which is just wasting energy. We want to see unused electronics unplugged, then disposed of properly.” Once you’ve done that, says Kari, there are a number of other things you can do to reduce your energy use. For example:

“Remember, too, that it can take more electricity per year to keep your DVD player in standby mode than it actually uses playing DVDs,” says Kari. “Unplug it or turn it off at a power bar and you’ll save energy. And as I said before, get rid of your unused TV! If just one in 3 households in British Columbia recycled one unused television, it would save enough energy to provide all of Revelstoke with electricity for a year.” To find out more about the Return-It™ Electronics recycling program or to find a recycling depot near you, please visit return-it.ca/electronics.

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April 20, 2011 The Delta Optimist A23 In the Community

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TOOBs president Dave Bliss puts a daffodil pin on Mayor Lois Jackson at municipal hall last Friday in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Campaign. The national campaign, where pins are sold to raise funds to fight cancer, runs for the month of April and April 27 is Daffodil Day. TOOBs, a Tsawwassenbased service organization, has been helping the cancer society for about 10 years in various capacities, Bliss noted.

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Deltans to round track for cancer in annual relay

sonal support to people livOrganizers of the Delta ing with cancer,” says Josh Relay For Life are countLeyenhorst, Delta Relay For ing down the weeks to the Life co-ordinator. “Together sixth annual event at North we continue to make a Delta Secondary on Friday, difference in the lives of May 13. “Delta joins over 53 B.C. Canadians fighting cancer.” Leyenhorst says people communities in bringing can sign up as Relay (For individuals, Life) to life “I don’t think there’s as a team capeach year. tain or join a We are a anyone of us that team. Cancer community doesn’t know survivors are commitsomeone who has invited for the ted to the opening cerfight back been touched by emonies and against cancancer. On May 13, the Survivor cer,” says we invite everyone Victory Lap. volunteer The co-chair to come out and Canadian Mandy support our friends, Cancer Khara. our families and our Society’s Delta “I don’t Relay For Life think community.” there’s anyMandy Khara is a 12-hour, overnight, one of us non-competithat doesn’t tive community fundraisknow someone who has been touched by cancer. On ing event that brings teams May 13, we invite everyone of colleagues, friends and to come out and support our families together to take turns walking or running friends, our families and around the track at North our community.” Delta Secondary. There will “Every step taken and also be Bhangra dance perevery dollar raised makes formances, great bands and it possible for the Canadian fun activities to take part in Cancer Society to invest in throughout the night. lifesaving cancer research, For more information, lead crucial cancer prevenvisit www.relaybc.ca/delta tion initiatives and deliver or call 604-837-6837. caring practical and per-

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From the day we opened, we have worked hard to create a non-intimidating space where we believe anybody can practice yoga and pilates. No matter what age, size, or shape, everyone can benefit from a little ‘me time’. At Open Space Yoga we take pleasure in getting to know our students, and greet each one of them at the door with a warm welcome and a smile.

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We don’t believe in a “one class fits all” scenario, so we offer a wide variety of yoga styles and class levels to suit anybody’s needs; extremely gentle classes that de-stress the body and mind, and heart pumping classes that invigorate and energize. With 17 classes running each week we have something for ‘every body’.

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A26 The Delta Optimist April 20, 2011 In the Community

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Hollywood Moms Which Hollywood star would play your Mom in a story about her life?

The Delta Museum and Archives Society’s newest exhibit, Life of a Delta Bee, will commence in the museum’s feature gallery on Tuesday, April 26. Join Beatrice the Honeybee (her friends call her Bea) as she walks you through life as a bee in Delta and introduces you to herself, family, friends, enemies and her work around the community. Participate in activities as you learn about current and historic issues facing Delta’s beebuzzing population. Explore the stories of

If there was a movie made about your Mom, tell us who you think would best portray her. In 200 words or less let us know why you made that choice and the things you find most similar about your Mom and the star. Photos are welcome with the submission. Entries will part of our special Mother’s Day feature that will run on Wednesday, May 4. The winner will be determined by our panel of judges and receive a $150 Gift Certificate from Illuminate Restorante. Submit your entries to contests@delta-optimist.com or to: HOLLYWOOD MOMS CONTEST Delta Optimist #207 – 4840 Delta St., Delta BC V4K 2T6

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of a Delta bee easier. The exhibit celebrates the work of Delta’s bees as they enhance our daily lives by pollinating our gardens and food crops, producing honey and providing insight to scientific research. The museum, housed in the historical 1912 Tudorstyle building in the heart of Ladner Village at 4858 Delta St., is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, call 604-9469322 or visit www.deltamuseum.ca.

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past beekeepers in Delta, the roles of beekeeping and apiaries in agriculture, and of pollination and honey production. Delve into today’s issues facing the beekeeping community, including commercial agriculture, colony collapse and predators. Relax as Beatrice guides you through stories of the Delta’s bees in this fun, family-friendly exhibit. Learn more about Delta’s honey production and find your inner beekeeper instincts while discovering how you can make the life

The Delta Museum and Archives Society is once again conducting its popular Fraser River Delta Historical Cruises. Hop aboard and discover the rich and fascinating history of Delta and the Fraser River from a new perspective, while enjoying a fivehour, fully-narrated scenic cruise along the shores of the Fraser River. Cruises will be offered on Saturdays, May 14 and May 21, from 10 a.m. to 3

p.m. While meandering along the mouth of the mighty Fraser River, the rich history of the Fraser and its shorelines will be shared. From the fishing camps of the First Nations people to the European settlers that came in pursuit of gold, the Fraser River has a diverse and multicultural story to be discovered. Tickets are limited and selling fast. Tickets can be purchased at either the

Delta Museum or the Delta Archives for $45 per person (pre-registration and prepayment are required). Participants are encouraged to pack a bagged lunch and dress for the weather, as these cruises will take place rain or shine (boats are covered), leaving from Captain’s Cove Marina. For further information or to purchase your tickets, call 604-946-9322 or visit www.deltamuseum.ca.

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April 20, 2011 The Delta Optimist A27 In the Community

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The Ladner Lawn Bowling Club has its annual garage, plant and bake sale coming up later this month. The group is still raising money for a new artificial bowling green. Club president Barbara

Sutton says the local club has raised close to 70 per cent of the estimated $300,000. She noted an artificial green could extend the club’s bowling season, make it easier for older people to bowl, eliminate fertilizing and cut down on maintenance.

throughout the year. “It’s just not bowling from May to September.” The club’s garage, plant and bake sale will be held Saturday April 30 starting at 8 a.m. at 5128-47th Ave.. Sutton said anybody interested in trying lawn bowling could contact her at 604-940-8243.

“All you need is a vacuum,” she said. The club, which was established in 1922, is believed to be playing on the original green. Sutton noted close to 20 people signed up to try lawn bowling at a recent open house and the group offers social activities

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April 20, 2011 The Delta Optimist A29 Coming Events Clubs & Groups !The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Spring Collectible Sale at the Ladner Thrift Shop on Wednesday, April 27, 10a.m.-3 p.m. (pictures and lamps start at 9:30am, two doors down). Cash and Interac only accepted. The Thrift Shop is located at 4816 Delta Street in Ladner. For further information please call 604-9461455. !The Ladner Single Parents Support Group wishes to invite single parents with dependent children to a free dinner April 27 at the Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594 54A St. Doors open at 5:10 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 pm. For further information please contact Tanya at 778-3890654. !The B.C. Therapeutic Touch Network annual conference Where do we go from here will be held April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Diane May RN, TTRPT, QTTT will be the guest speaker. Her lecture on therapeutic touch will educate and inspire. All are welcome. For more information: Frances 604948-1652 or Selena 604-

952-4175. !Parent Workshop: Helping Your Picky Eater. Learn the reasons why some children don’t eat, what can influence a child’s diet, different methods to introduce new foods, how to facilitate a positive eating experience and to expand a child’s diet. Appropriate for parents of children 2-10 years old. Tuesday, May 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 3-3800-72nd St., Ladner. Cost is $20. To register call 604-946-6622 Ext. 343 or email caroly@ reachdevelopment.org. !Delta Potters will hold a spring sale on Friday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the South Delta Recreation Centre. !Ladner United Church invites you to their annual Garage and Plant Sale. Saturday, May 7 from 9a.m. to noon. Come out and see what treasures you can find! For more information visit www.ladnerunited.org. !Author Alexandra Amor will read from her book Cult, A Love Story in Tsawwassen on Saturday, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. RSVP to Shea for details

and to reserve your seat at solas@telus.net. Seniors !The Kin Jam Band will be playing music for dancing or just listening at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen, Thursday, April 14 and 28, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Coffee and cookies will be available. 604943-0225.

!A Spring Luncheon with Wayne Harris and special guests Paul Latta and Dancers will be held at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen, Friday, April 15. Tickets are on sale at the Centre $11 members and $13 non-members. The bar will be open for business as will the Boutique. 604-943-0225. !There will be an April birthday lunch at the

McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 5155-47th Ave., Delta, on Friday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. Members: $6, guests: $7. Entertainment: Kenny Buston, cowboy singer. Tickets at Customer Service Desk Call 604-946-1411. !There will be Mother’s Day brunch at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Sunday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members $18; guests $20; children 6-12 $12; under 5 free. Tickets at the customer service desk. Reserve early. !South Delta Senior’s Travel Edgewater Casino trip Friday, June 3. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Tickets sold at Kinvillage Monday to Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and at McKee Centre Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by May 12. !The Circle of Friends offers social events to active seniors like movies, theatre trips, potlucks and walks. Meet at McKee House on the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Call Lesley at 604-946-9180 for more information.

Special Events !The South Delta Baptist Church will host “The Seven Last Words of Christ” Easter concert on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Visit www.SouthDelta.org/ Easter for more information. !Port Guichon presents Kids Swap Meet. New and gently used items for sale. Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Port Guichon Elementary. Admission $2. Book your table today. Table rentals $20. Contact Leanne Pryce at 604-946-5279. Fund Raisers !Vancouver’s internationally renowned Elektra Women’s Choir will be performing on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the South Delta Secondary School Equinox Theatre. Ticket prices: adult/senior: $20, student/child: $10. Tickets are available at the following locations: SDSS, KinVillage Community Centre, Centre Stage Accessories, Black Bond Books, The Upstart Crow, or at the door. Or call 604948-9323 or 604-943-4634.

!OWL’s annual open house is set for Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3800-72nd St., Delta. Tour the facility, visit the garage sale and buy a raffle ticket. Delta Arts Council presents its last Young People’s Arts !Concert of the season on Saturday, April 30, 7:30pm at Tsawwassen Arts Centre (1172 56th Street), featuring a classical program. Performances include: piano duets from the studio of Ildiko Skeldon-Huber, clarinettist Harley Chen, and singer, Monica Rumpel and Delta Youth Orchestra’s chamber quintet. Tickets $8 at the door. For more info, call 604-5961025 The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a non-profit 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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It’s a dream season that just keeps on getting better for the Tsawwassen Thunder. If participating at a tournament in Spain and attending the Women’s World Cup in Germany this summer isn’t exciting enough, how about winning a provincial championship as well? The U15 girls team is in position to do just that after a pair of impressive wins have put the locals through to the Coastal “A” Cup final two weekends from now in in Richmond. The Thunder will face the Surrey FC Revolution — in what will be another chapter in the rivalry between the Metro Girls Soccer League teams. Tsawwassen (15-4-1) finished in a three-way tie for top spot in regular season play with the Revolution and national U14 champions Coquitlam Metro Ford Fusion but was awarded first place based on the better record in head-to-head meetings with the teams. That led to a more favourable cup draw as the Thunder opened with a 3-0 win over Abbotsford, then defeated Vancouver FC 2-0 on Sunday night at Winskill Park. Meanwhile, Surrey FC trimmed Coquitlam 2-1 in the other semi-final match-up. “First place was important when you look at our draw compared to the other two

teams,” said co-coach Jeff Derksen. “The top three teams were very tight all season and it will be another battle with Surrey in the final.” Should the Thunder win, they will play for the Provincial Cup against the Interior champion then head for Spain soon after to participate in the prestigious Donosti Cup — July 3-9 in San Sebsatian. The girls will also be visiting professional academies in Spain and Germany, playing some exhibition matches, then winding down the trip by attending quarter-final, semi-final and the championship game at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which concludes July 17 in Frankfurt. “It’s an unbelievable opportunity for these girls,” added Derksen. “This team is not just about soccer. It’s these girls learning how to win the game of life through the beautiful game.” The Thunder has an outstanding coaching and technical staff, headed by Tsawwassen resident Bob Birada, former head coach of the national U20 team and women’s Whitecaps. One-time national team player Sari Raber also assists with training, along with goalkeeper coach Helmut Wiebe and personal trainer Marina Watson. The Thunder’s roster features 14 of 17 players who reside in Tsawwassen, Ladner or North Delta. They also have two from Richmond and another from Burnaby.

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(Left to Right) Tsawwassen Thunder’s Casandra Silveri, Emma Kallner and Danae Derksen congratulate Seina Kashima for what proved to be the winning goal in Sunday’s 2-0 Coastal “A” Cup semi-final triumph over Vancouver FC at Winskill Park.

Third straight shutout sends U13 Celtic to Coastal ‘A’ Cup final Marpole All-Stars last Saturday in Vancouver. A first half goal from Logan Newman provided the difference as Ladner continued its sound defensive play to help goalkeeper Kaylin Kaila earn his third consecutive shutout of the cup playdowns. Celtic has also relied on a balanced scoring attack in the play-

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offs as a second half goal from Michael Wiechers lifted his team to a 1-0 round of 16 win over North Delta United on April 3. The locals then got an early first half goal from Kyle Booth and a late insurance tally from Josh Murphy in a 2-0 quarterfinal victory against Westminster United on April 9. Ladner has received excel-

lent work from central defenders Jake Richards and team captain Devin Basi, along with fullbacks Spencer Richardson, Joven Gill and Marc Ashford. The midfield has featured solid two-way play from Jeremy Gill, Matteo Corea and Nicholas Wicks, while Brenn Traher and Brayden Kirk have provided good service at forward and midfield.

Celtic is now preparing to face Langley United in the Coastal Cup final on April 30 in Richmond. Langley will enter the game as the favourite, having not lost this season in league or cup play, including a 2-1 overtime win against Ladner in the District 5 Conference Cup final back in March.

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Tsa Karate Club raises funds for Japan no cost. Training sessions of the Tsawwassen Shotokan Karate Club are held in the gym at South Park elementary school (735 Gilchrist Drive) Tsawwassen on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Children eight and up and adults are welcome to come and watch and begin at any time. Traditional Japanese karate is taught by certified black belt instructors in a friendly atmosphere. To enquire about karate training contact Graham Mallett at 604-943-8866 or by email mallettg@telus.net.

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on April 22 and three innings against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 25. He will make his third start of the exhibition series in the finale against Houston on April 29. “This camp will allow our coaching staff the opportunity to evaluate all players in a highly competitive environment,” says Greg Hamilton, Baseball Canada’s Director of National Teams and manager of the Junior National Team.

f fundraising prizes f enjoy live music & food f face painting & crafts for the kids Team or Individual entry. More info & Registaion at www.deltahospital.com or call 604 940 9695 04200992

Ladner pitcher Tom Robson returns to Florida this week to pitch for the national junior team at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. The annual spring training camp will feature daily practices along with eight exhibition contests against affiliated Major League Baseball clubs. Robson, rated as Canada’s top prospect for the MLB draft in June, will throw two innings against the Houston Astros

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We Believe in You.

INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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Obituaries

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In Memoriam

Elizabeth McMaster 1939 - April 19, 1959. The mother I was not to know, only by a picture did I get to see her. If you can tell me about either my mother or father I would like to hear about them. Write to: Ronald Alexander Mackenzie McMaster born January, 1958. 16070 Nukko Lake Rd, Prince George, BC V2K 5K9

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Announcements

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LOST- LADIES Prescription sunglasses, brown lenses, decorative arms, floral soft case on April 9th on trail or beach or in fields at Boundary Bay. Call 604-943-5868

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General Employment

Become a Registered Personal Trainer. See our ad under Education. Hilltop 604-930-8377

EXP’D GLAZIER’S

for well established Glass Shop in Delta. Fulltime, Mon-Fri. 8am-4:30pm, wages negotiable, good benefits. Drivers license a must. Call 604-250-0711

Lost & Found

FOUND CAMERA AT Wellington Point on Sunday. Call to Id. Pls leave message. 604-946-9388

Experienced PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

required for pharmacy in South Delta. Please send resume to harvest@medicinecentre.com

No calls please.

Volunteers

Be A part of a an exciting time in your community! KinVillage is looking for people who are interested in volunteering in the KinVillage Cafe’. We have positions as kitchen helper and cashier open. Please note that Food Safe is necessary to volunteer in our kitchen. Inquiries please contact Susan @ 604-943-7625 or smartin@kinvillage.org

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

Classified Line Ad Deadlines Wed. Newspaper - Tues. 10:00am Sat. Newspaper - Fri. 10:00am

Now Hiring

FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene@valleytraffic.ca

VANCOUVER’S LARGEST Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.propertystarsjobs.com

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Hotel Restaurant

SHORT COOK required for Sharkey’s Restaurant, f/t, 40 hrs/ wk, 8 hrs day, $11.90 /hr must speak fluent English, with exp. Apply by phone 604-946-7793.

Hotel Restaurant

NEWTON

#600, 7488 King George Hwy., Surrey, B.C., V3W0H9

needs closing shift pizza cook to cook pizzas and pasta dishes. Ensure quality and quantity control measures are followed. Busy high pressure work environment. Closing shift 6:00 PM to 3:00 AM. Applicants should have min 3 years experience as a pizza cook. Speak fluent English. High school completion required. Salary $14.19 / hr. Qualified applicants should fax resume to (604) 599-0592 or apply by mail to above address. P/T SALES person needed for Delta Bakery. Please apply in person to 4810 Delta St. Ladner

VAGELLIS TAVERNA Now hiring

P/T Servers

Must have 'Serving it Right'. Experience preferred and must be flexible. Apply in person 5011 - 48th Ave., Ladner Fax resume: 604-946-7381

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Insurance

LICENSED AGENT 5 branches in South Delta. Westland offers careers without commute! 1-2 yrs PL or Auto experience. Send resume Attn: Linda to LLegaree@ westland-insurance.com or fax: 1-866-812-4109

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Medical/Dental

MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126

1270 All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Delta Optimist will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

Classified Display Ad Deadlines

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Office Personnel

BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking certified admin staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116.

househunting.ca

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Trades/Technical

CONCRETE FINISHERS. Edmonton-based company seeks experienced concrete finishers for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; John@RaidersConcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. JOURNEYMAN MECHANICS required immediately, NW Alberta. Heavy Duty and Automotive positions, competitive wages, benefit plan. Caterpillar experience. More info: www.ritchiebr.com Fax 780-351-3764. Email: info@ritchiebr.com. PRO-LINE CONSTRUCTION Materials is a leading supplier of construction materials. We are currently looking for qualified full time HIAB, STIFF BOOM OPERATORS & A 5 TON DRIVER in our Surrey Branch. We offer a competitive hourly wage as well as a RRSP plan. Plse fax resume to: 604- 596-4559 Att: Erik Schilling or apply in person 13385 Comber Way, Surrey THINK BIG! Heavy Equipment Service Technician Training. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and a mechanical aptitude required. On-campus residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview

Sales

EVERYDAY STYLE, a Canadian company, is expanding in your area. The market for our entertaining, cooking, and decor products is huge! Join us and earn money as a Consultant. Visit www.everydaystyle.com to find out more.

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TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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Career Services/ Job Search

APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline April 29, 2011. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com/ files/scholarships

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Education

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EMPLOYMENT

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Hilltop Academy 604-930-8377 $100 New Balance Shoes Voucher to our May class

Become a Registered Personal Trainer

• Earn up to $70/hr. • Government Financial Aid may be available.

Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES Guaranteed best value! Nine Metro Vancouver Locations: Vancouver • Burnaby • Surrey • Richmond • Squamish • Langley • Coquitlam • Maple Ridge All our Instructors are also working local Health Inspectors! Classes held each week & weekend! Course materials available in 12 languages. Same-day Certification. Visit our website at www.foodsafe-courses.com or call 604-272-7213 ADVANCE Hospitality Education – B.C.’s #1 Choice for FoodSafe & WorldHost Training since 2003! LEARN SMALL ENGINE REPAIR. Hands-on training on ATV’s, snowmobiles, personal watercraft. Excellent Instructors and shop equipment. On-campus residences. Write apprenticeship exams. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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Garage Sale

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MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE

GARAGE SALE

Sat, April 23 8am-2pm 5174 & 5184 Bentley Drive stairclimber, bar stools, wicker chair and table, bar fridge, books, CD’s and collectibles.

Sat. April 23rd 9am-5pm 5290 - 64th Street Large & small items

Ladner

Ladner

Huge 50 Family Sale! Sat. Apr 30th 8am - 12noon Saviour Lutheran Church 4737 - 57th St. Lots of great stuff. Toys, tools, everything!!!

MOVING SALE Sat, April 23rd 9am - 1pm 4498 Savoy St

Furniture, household items, antiques, books & much more!

MARKETPLACE 2075

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SKLAR-PEPPLER SOFA bed, oak desk & chair Ea $100. Queen Ultramatic Genesis bed, like new $900. Arm chair $20, Norfolk pine 8ft, $50. 604-943-9296

Art & Collectibles

LUMBERS GRETZKY Limited Edition ‘A Boy & His Dream’ framed, exc cond $500 943-9749

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For Sale Miscellaneous

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464

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Lumber/Building Supplies

BUILDING SALE... Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $6320. 30x40 $7370. 35x50 $9980. 40x80 $18,900. 47x100 $31,600. Ends optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1-800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL Buildings Priced for Spring Clearance - Ask about Free Delivery to most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170

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.

SAWMILLS – Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE – Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00.

NEW FLORAL area rug, adult scooter, oak table & 6 chairs, utility trailer, Neuton battery lawn mover. 604-943-1002

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Furniture

Child Care Centres

Programs for ages 0 - 12

Spaces available in our School Age Program. Call 604-946-0896.

Reasonably Priced, Quality, Licensed Group Care. Daily structured programs includes preschool & school-age program. Large fenced playground & indoor gym.

604-940-8077

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Cats

1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

6 SEAT dining set. marble base glass top + coffee table to match $300 cash, queen bdrm set free. 604-943-4433

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Musical Instruments

DINING ROOM ste, lite oak veneer, round w/leaf, 4 chairs, matching curios, 1 yr old, exc cond. $995. Call 604-943-0376 IKEA EKTORP couch & loveseat, beige, Hemnes 6 & 8 drawer dressers. $500. 604-943-1351

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BENTLEY PIANO in great shape. $695.00, 604-943-2517

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Financial Services

IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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Business Opps/ Franchises

#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. FAMILIES EARNING MORE. Work from home part or full-time. No selling. No inventory. No parties. No large investment or risk. Visit www.familiesearningmore.com.

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!

YORKIE PUPPIES-READY May 20th, M-$900 F-$1200, call for info 604-751-2269 YORKIE X CHIHAUHAU, 8 wks old, paper trained, 1st shots, vet checked, $600. 604-931-1164

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.

Business Opps/ Franchises

SUDOKU

STANDARD POODLE Black Male 8 weeks old from Champion, fully health tested parents. Raised in home with children, dogs & cats. Crate trained, leash trained, knows all basic commands. 604-986-6193

YORKIES PB Reg. microchip, 1st shot, fam. Raised $1200.00 604-857-0722 doriane@telus.net

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Here's How It Works: 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!

RAGDOLL KITTENS, 1ST shot & worming , raised underfoot & post trained. $450+. 604-581-2772

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

Furniture

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Cares! PLEASE ADOPT Cleo! She is a wonderful 3 year old female tortoise shell cat. She seems to be good with other laid back cats, and would be fine with a cat friendly dog. Cleo would do well in a adult oriented home or home with older children. She has been here for too long and we would really like to find this special girl her forever home. Please contact us for more info @ the Tsawwassen Animal Hospital 604-943-9385

Financial Services

Call 1-866-690-3328

Register Now for our Extended Preschool Programs for 2011-2012

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Furniture

SCHNOODLES (SCHNAUZER X Poodle) $699. For more information please visit our website www.theurbanpuppyshop.com 604-736-0557

www.brighteyesacademy.ca

3040 Daycare Centres Creation Station Daycare

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Childcare Available

Bright Eyes Academy

Ladner

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Dogs

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Dogs

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Metaphysical

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-478-4410 (18+) 3.19/min. 1-900-783-3800 truepsychics.ca

New treasures arriving daily!

Just arrived from the PACIFIC PALISADES HOTEL

Any Size Mattress $99, Headboards $50,Nite Tables$50, $50, Mattresses $100, Sofabeds $200, Armoires Dressers $100,Sofa Beds $200, Banquet Chairs $15, Sofa Chairs $50, Dining Chairs $20, Tables $50. Lamps $20, TV’s $30, Armoires $100, Drapes $30 1000’s of lamps, mirrors & art... and much more! Mini-bars $40 ...and much more! We are Canada’s largest supplier of pre-owned furniture. 250 Terminal Ave @ Main St, Vancouver Visit ★Anizco★ Liquidators Hours: Mon to Fri 9-5 +Sat 10-2 Visit ★ANIZCO ★Liquidators 604-682-2528 250 Terminal Ave, Vancouver www.anizco.com 604-682-2528 Hours: Mon-Fri: 9-5, Sat: 10-2 www.anizco.com

Turn your clutter into cash with the Classifieds.

4530 Beautiful 1 Year Old Neutered Male Pitbull

with some issues, couch potato want to be. Required experienced adult dog handler, no children, fenced yard. Looking for love after a year of mistreatment. Fur and Feathers Rescue 604 719-7848 CKC CHOC lab puppies, vet checked micro chipped, ready to go. $650. Ph 604-997-5504

Spring Cleaning? Spring Garage Sale Special 10 LINES

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

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

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Call

CULTUS LAKE − Lindell Beach Resort. 2 BR, kitch, pool/jacuzzi, bbq, golf, etc. Rent from $500/wk. For sale $69,000. 604-534-6714.

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

LAB PUPS yellow, chocolate & black, male/ female, vet checked. $550. Phone 604-701-1587

ACROSS

1. Obstructed water 7. Brewed beverage 11. Cellulose nitrate 12. Wheel shaft 13. A large and scholarly book 14. Rated horsepower (abbr.) 15. Soviet ballistic missile 16. Book of tickets 18. Off the usual track 20. Puckered fabric finish 21. Jewish state 23. A neutral fat

DOWN Personal and corporate income tax, bookkeeping, payroll and benefits administration, e-file, represent a client, general business support.

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

1. 1086 English survey 2. Narrow ridge in rugged mountains 3. Doctor designation 4. Russian commune 5. Ethiopia (abbr.) 6. Leave 7. Count _____, jazz legend 8. Spreadsheet software 9. 12th Jewish month 10. Actor Foxx 11. Take into account 13. Camera support 16. Corporal (abbr.) 17. Settled onto

24. Lesotho currency 25. Indigenous people of India 26. Single Lens Reflex 27. Near (abbr.) 29. Partridge Family’s Susan 30. Point midway between NE and E 31. Pekoe or green 33. Atomic #37 34. CNN’s Turner 35. Thou ____ sinned 37. Midget suckermouths

39. Fitzgerald & Cinder 41. Stirring implements 43. Food consumers 44. Facial planes 46. The far east 47. Harvest 48. A matt of grass and roots 51. One stride 52. Paris airport 53. Foes 55. Mama ____, rock singer 56. Following the first thing

19. Lacking courage 21. Malady 22. Made painful to the touch 26. Her heart was ___ __ it 28. Real properties 32. Not awake 36. Small lake 38. Thrashes 40. Obsolete jet airplane 41. Cachets 42. Samuel _____, diarist 43. Stain for studying cell structure 44. Crocodile (abbr.)

45. Queen of the gods 49. Being a single unit 50. Last month 54. 24th state


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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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604.777.5046

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Personals

Mortgages

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Bank On Us!

Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

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Abbotsford

MOUNTAINVIEW VILLAGE in quiet end location. Family oriented complex in East Abby. Has outdoor pool, club house, playground, pets allowed. This UPDATED 3 BR, 3 bath feels like a home. Spacious mn flr offering eating area/computer space off the remodeled kitchen w/new modern cabinet fronts & hardware, counters, tile floor & appls. Nice dining rm w/slider to private yard & patio. Good size living rm w/gas fireplace w/lam flrs. 3 BR up master has ensuite & walk in closet. Double side by side garage. Painted in trendy colours & close to visitor parking. Great place to call home! Easy access to Hwy 1, shopping, parks, and all levels of schools. $284,900. Call Pamela Stadnik, Remax Treeland Realty, 604-533-3491

Own a home? Need Money? Get Mortgage Money Fast! Quick, Easy, Confidential No credit or income required 1st, 2nd, 3rd mortgages

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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);

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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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Condos/ Townhouses

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Surrey

PANORAMA RIDGE. Sun. 2 4pm, at #113 - 6363 121st St. Spac 2 BR. 2 f/baths, gas f/p, inste w/d, priv patio, 2 u/g prkg, lots of storage. 1072 sf. Near bus, parks & shops. $247,500. Call Sean Thompson, Re/Max Colonial Pacific Realty. 604-862-5370

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If you own property Capital Direct can help.

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Could you use $30k or even $300k? If you own a home, we can help. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. Independent lenders since 1969.

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Apt/Condos

1 BR carriage house apt, gas fp, blcny, h/w flrs, wd, ns np, $875 +utils, May 1st. 604-940-1450 604-649-7543 *778-888-7543 1 BR ste, Adult oriented, 2 appl, Ladner Village, incl heat, n/s n/p, May 1, $820. 604-940-9434 QUIET CLEAN 2 br avail. Tsaw. near ammens, park like setting, carpets, References required, $950. 778-316-3401

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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www.bcforeclosures.com 6 BR home from $19,000 down $1,940/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020-36

Tsawwas.

PRIME TSAW LOCATION: Beach access, build or reno. 54 Georgia Wynd. Call 604-948-2364

6035

Mobile Homes

Money to Loan

Could You Use

6508

SRY, 7850 King George Blvd. Looking for a beautiful dbl wide under $80,000? 55+ adult park. Pet ok. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

6065

Recreation Property

MT. BAKER SKI AREA 2 cabins, 1 property. Rent one, use one. Gated community w/ amenities. 35 min. from border $374,000 U.S. Maryann Angus 360-224-6704 www.mymtbakerhome.com SHARED OWNERSHIP late model 40’ - 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com

6505

Apartments & Condos

TOP FLOOR 1 bd apt w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, elevator, coin laundry, locker, close to all transit, shops & schools, NS, NP, lease, $940/m Rmd 604-241-3772

Tsawwassen Terrace

Are your 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

Kelly Court

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

6508

Apt/Condos

TSAWASSEN SPRINGS GOLF RESORT Community Brand NEW. 1 Br + Den ($1,200) & 2 BR, 2 Baths ($1,850). Avail June 1st. N/S, N/P, Refs & Credit check req’d. Go to website www.Pacificairwaves.com

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 1 BR $775, Avail May 1 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733

6540

Houses - Rent

HOUSE FOR RENT Tsawwassen/Boundary Bay area. 2 bdrm 850 sq. ft. completely renovated house located in the middle of the Southlands property. Very private and quiet surrounded by farm lands and horses beyond your fence. Includes w/d/f/s and blinds. $1750 per month on a One year lease. No Pets and references required. Contact Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 *RENT TO OWN*

Kerry Court

Greensview

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

2 bdrm suite available in quiet and well maintained bldg. Rent includes drapes, carpets, 3 appliances and laundry facilities. Located on bus route and minutes from parks and beach area. For more info or to view, please call 604-943-0002.

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

LADNER Evergreen Lane

1 bedroom suite available in one of our 4 well maintained bldgs. Located near shops, school and bus routes. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets and drapes. To view this suite please call 604-946-2694

Harbourside

Affordable 1 bedroom suites 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 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required www.centuryrentals.ca

DELTA WEST

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

CALL 604 946-1094

TSAW 3 bdrm, full bsmt house on large lot, 2 1/2 bath, all hardwood, gas f/p, large deck, no dogs, $2200. May 16, 5445 15B Ave. Peter 604-250-3154

6565

Office/Retail Rent

LADNER CORE Comm 400-4000 sqft. Short/long term. lancemcc@eastlink.ca 604-240-9340

SURREY/CITY CENTRE Pacifica Beautiful 2 bdrm +den condo, laminate floors, large patio, all appliances, sec.prkg & storage, short walk to sky train, shops & bus W&D Avail.Now $1200 N/S Small Pet ok SURREY- FLEETWOOD . Large 1 bdrm condo, TOP FLOOR laminate floors, f/p, storage, secure prkg, ns np, $900 incl h/water. May 1st Call to view Sutton Group Email: homesforlease@ shaw.ca for a full list of rentals available or call Cindy at 604-807-1105. TSAW. APT large 2 Bed 1200sf near amenities, quiet mature tenants, heat & cable incl. U/g parking, avail n/s n/p n/BBQ $840/mo 604-948-0543

9160

Sports & Imports

BACH, TSAW, g/l, bright, priv entr, patio, garage pking, $725 incl utils, w/d, cable/net, suits 1 quiet, n/s, n/p, 778-848-1205 LADNER, 2 bdrm ste, priv entr, own w/d, NS NP, $950 incl cable, utils, net. May 1, 604-946-8267 TSAW UPPER 3 BR fenced yard, deck, garage, separate laundry, fridge, stove, d/w. Pet neg, N/S, $1500 + utils. 778-434-2274

6605

1998 VW Passat turbo, auto 190,000 k, s/roof, air, lady driven, $4,200. W. Van 604-649-2285

Townhouses Rent

CENTRAL LADNER, NEW 1BDR Coach house, very privatepark, balcony, gas f/p, w/d, n/s, no pets, refs. $995 + util. Call (604)202-9234

8020

Blinds & Draperies

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.

8055

Cleaning

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1991 ASTON Martin, 1-owner, all orig., only 27,000 km, immac. $45,000. 604-987-3876. D24627

9125

Domestic

2000 CIRRUS LX, 4 cyl, all power, very clean, 2 yrs Aircare, $3300. Pat 604-889-6612 2006 LINCOLN Zephyr 32,600 kms, excellent cond, lady driven $15,000 obo 604-929-1184

9145

Scrap Car Removal

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.pumacleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

8058

Computer Services

Delta PC Service & Consulting

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

Call 778-882-4128 deltageeks.net Computer service bus/home. Community store & on site service. 604-943-8318

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

Tsawwassen

● Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall has prime retail spaces available in various sizes. ● Windsor Woods – unit #5 – 1,057 sq. ft. ● Century Square Three Commercial/Office Spaces available

291 sq ft, 640 sq ft, 1658 sq ft.

●Ladner Harbourside Plaza. 655 sq ft retail/office space 4871 Delta Street For more information call Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 www.centurygroup.ca

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-25

Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

PARTIALLY FURN, sep bldg in shared house acreage, E. Ladner priv. quiet, $575, 604-940-4595

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

LADNER 1 br nr ammen.prkg, senior oriented. $720/mo. June1 Call 604-946-2719

Suites/Partial Houses

BEACHGROVE WITH pool, lrg 2 Br Rancher, 2 f/p, ensuite, family room, dbl garage, fenced yard, nr golf course & Boundry Bay. May 1st. $1800. refs 604-250-1522

Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Mortgage helper. Walk to all Schools and other amenities. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com

1 bedroom suites available in a quiet well maintained bldg, Rent includes 2 appl., drapes, heat and hot water. Located close to school, shopping centre and bus route. To make an appt. to view please call 604-943-1487

6602

ROOM AVAIL in comfortable Tsawwassen home. Suits mature, prof person or student. $600/mo (includes delicious meals). Call 604-943-6130 or 603-7210

Cell:604-220-3145

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Visit our website @ www.surreyscrap.com Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

Storage

STORAGE UNIT 2nd flr, secure Ladner bldg.. 11’ wide 16’ deep 10’ high (170 sq ft). Personal storage only. No business use. $75/m min 1 yr lse 604-734-5908

6602

DON’S AFFORDABLE DRYWALL PHONE/FAX 778-218-3403

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

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

*DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL $160 Min. FOR COMPLETE

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

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Farrant Drywall Commercial Residential SANDY

604

946-8460 or 202-8319

8080

Electrical

E VANSON LECTRIC

Professional Electrical Services Panel Upgrades Surge Protection Renos – Hot Tubs Safety Checks Lic. #26765 • South Delta based

604-657-7957

www.evansonelectric.com YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899 1999 MAZDA B3000 ext cab, 85,000 k, 5 spd, canopy, $6,700. Exc cond, no accid 604-802-6888

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR Ste May 1st $700 includes cable/hydro. No wd, ns, np. Nr Delta Sec school. 604-940-8815

Drywall

604 628 9044

SHARE BEAUTIFUL home on English Bluff, ocean side view. 1 Bdrm Tsaw. 604-943-2332

6600

8075

2002 LAND Rover Discovery SE7 98,000 km, Sand/tan int. Exc cond. $11,750 604.687.2146

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


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• Fully Insured • Dependable Services • Uniformed Workers • Quality Work • Satisfaction Guaranteed

HANDYMAN SERVICES

Bermuda John Honest & Dependable No Job too Small

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8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

8160

Lawn & Garden

Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

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

SERVICE EXCELLENCE Need Help ?

Painting, repairs, tile, reno’s, Reliable & Exc. References.

Call Ed 604.946.2191 604.219.4789

Tim’s Home Repairs

Carpentry, Mouldings, Crown mouldings, Finishing, Laminate & H/W flrs, Sheds, Fences, Sidings, Kitchen, Bath rooms, Plumbing, Gov’t Cert Capenter, Drywall Repairs, WCB Insured. 604-940-4282, 778-882-7756

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 Renovations Remodelling. Repairs. Skilled. Respectful. No job too small. Godfrey 604-240-4700

8155

Landscaping

MTE LANDSCAPING Complete Lawn & Yard Care, Hedge Trimming, Pruning For a free estimate contact Mike at 778-899-1729 or mtelandscaping@yahoo.ca Above The Rest. Hedging, pruning, lawn care, owned locally, Call Clayton 604-314-8273 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322

8160

Lawn & Garden

PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance

Painting Interior Renovations Landscaping & Gardening Hedging & Pruning Custom Decking & Fencing Flagstone & Paver Patios

604-948-5296

• • • • • • •

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

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

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Spring Services

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Landscape Maintenance Services

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Lawn & Garden

LAWNSCAPES

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

Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

604-943-5445 360-945-1957

Insured/WCB

PENNEY LANDSCAPING Lawn maintenance - hedge trimming - clean up - Locally owned & operated. Dan 604-417-2011

8180

Home Services

SERVICE EXCELLENCE -Need Help? Paint, tile, renos, Call Ed 604.946.2191 or 604.219.4789

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

CASCADIA PAINTING

Interior & Exterior WCB & Liability Insured www.CascadiaPainting.ca

BEST IN CLASS Painting

Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.

Mark 778-323-1045 Interior & Exterior

All types of Painting & Wallcoverings Special Rates for Exterior ❏ 10 yrs exp. BBB Member ❏ Insured & Bonded

8185

• Lawn Mowing • Aeration • Spring Cleanups • Hedging Visa / MC / Debit Accepted

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

For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Member: Better Business Bureau

Best In Class Painting - Low rates, refs avail, 100% guaranteed Mark 778-323-1045

Houses, Siding, Driveways, Patios, Painting, Interior/Exterior

Seniors Discount

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

AQUA

PRESSURE WASHING Specializing in Driveways, Patios, Sundecks, etc. Free Est., Local and Reliable

Interior & Exterior Wcb & Liability Insured

Call Kevin Jamieson 604.943.2232 604.802.4142

TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, interior/exterior Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

8220

Plumbing

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

Main Plumbing and Drainage

Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB www.advancemovingltd.com Rating

Owned by Duff Fredricksen For all your Plumbing and Drainage needs. Honest and reliable. Competitive rates. 604.948.1811

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. No hst Rick 604-809-6822

8185

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

ALL IN ONE CALL

•Renovations and handyman •Established, reliable & local •Kitchens, baths, fences, decks, painting, tiling, etc. Call Peter McLaughlin cell 604-619-4859

Building on your ideas. Kitchens, Baths, Home Repairs, Decks....

604.374.2360 info@greentimberhomereno.ca

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

ACE OF TRADES:

Complete Renovations Plumbing, Electrical Master Carpenter, Painting Wallpapering Kitchen/ Bathroom designer & installer. floors Ceramic Tiles Drywall, 25 yrs. exp. $35/hr Mark Local Cell: 778-889-9918

8250

Roofing

SPRING SPECIAL Save the HST & Book before April 30th

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#1 Roofing Company in BC

Moving & Storage

Need Space? We Have It!

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE Commercial

Personal

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8240

K&S PRO PAINTING

PLUMBERS

Moving & Storage

For anything Yard Related! ADVANCE MOVING LTD MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!!

604-946-7308

PAINT RITE BY RICH

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778-997-9582

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

CTL PAINTING

Father & son owned & operated. Best Rates Guaranteed

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

CANSTAR PAINTING

Mowing & Maintenance Pruning & Hedge Trimming Yard Cleanup & Hauling Power Washing & Odd jobs. Friendly Personal Service Quality Work Great Rates

J&S Yard Services

604-347-7888 310-JIMS (5467)

8160

778.866.9505

WE ARE A YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS

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

604-218-1500

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TOTAL LANDSCAPE SUPPLY SERVICES Since 1979

• Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters

Pressure Washing

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

HOME SERVICES

Power Washing

BOUNDARY BAY WINDOW WASHING

PROPERTY SERVICES

PAINTING SERVICES

Call or email Karl at

8225

- reduce your costly commercial square footage/ reclaim your garage & yard increase your profit by storing offsite at move that huge boat or RV reduced rates renovating 24/7 Secure store those precious keepsakes

2 locations: LADNER

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604-946-0020 360-945-MINI (6464)

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All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

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8250

Roofing

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ROOFING OUR SPECIALTY

778.886.8541 Licensed, Insured, WCB

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

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Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank Trimax Roofing Ltd. Re & new roof, repairs, WCB, Ins. Will beat any written price! 604-856-4999

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

Rubbish Removal and Recycling

778-668-4285 Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●

LARRY’S CLEAN-UP

Over 25 years serving South Delta

• Rubbish Removal • Reno Clean-Up • Yard Trimmings • Gutter Cleaning

604-649-9600

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

Tiling

AL’S CERAMIC TILE. Supply & install, samples avail. Free est. 604-948-9573, cell 604-836-8943 LADNER BASED tile setter, all tiles, patterns, 20 yrs with WCBm res/comm Dan. 604-916-4821

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

Excelsior South Bldg Mntce. windows, gutters, pressure washing etc. Free est. 778-558-6842


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