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Incumbent faces two challengers Three-way race has seen independent Huntington spar with Liberal McDonald and New Democrat Slater BY

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Next Tuesday’s ballot in Delta South will feature just three names, but that hasn’t prevented the provincial election campaign from being a spirited affair. Vicki Huntington was the first independent elected to the legislature in 60 years when she won here in 2009 and would make history if she can repeat Delta the feat. South Both New Democrat Votes Nic Slater and Liberal Bruce McDonald, however, have campaigned on the need for the riding to have a voice in government. “In Delta, we have an even more interesting choice. We need to decide whether we should be represented by a single voice or by a voice working in collaboration with others to set and achieve common goals,” said McDonald at an all-candidates forum last week. “You can choose a voice that can only react to issues or a voice that will be at the table when the

agenda is created.” Slater said although Huntington has done a good job as an independent, she would always remain in opposition, which is why the NDP provides a better alternative. “Vicki has done a good job in opposition, the NDP have done a good job in opposition, but the NDP are not going to stay in opposition.” Throughout the campaign Huntington has reiterated that she represents the wishes of her constituents without being shackled by party policy, pointing out that former Liberal MLA Val Roddick was forced into public silence. “I felt very strongly as we saw Delta go through that five to eight years of tremendous stress with the different provincial projects. Whether it be where the transmission lines should go, I felt there was something significantly wrong with the party system where you could not hear your own elected representative publicly defending you.”

A key part of McDonald’s campaign has been the promise of another Fraser River crossing through the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project. The veteran municipal politician has stressed the Liberal government is the only one that will deliver a new crossing to ease traffic congestion. Huntington has repeatedly questioned whether the process is being driven by Port Metro Vancouver, which wants to scrap the existing tunnel to allow larger ships to ply the river, while Slater has hammered home the fact funding for a crossing hasn’t been identified. Hot-button local issues like farmland protection, improved transit, school funding and more have, on occasion, seen the candidates agree, but more often than not theirs views have been divergent. On the topic of port expansion at Roberts Bank, Huntington has made her outright opposition to Terminal 2, a proposed three-berth container terminal adjacent to Deltaport, clear. McDonald has said he’s not sure there’s a business

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case for T2, but wants to see the process play out, while Slater has been campaigning on the need for improved consultation and a new “made-in-B.C.” environmental assessment. “My advice to anybody is push back against Port Metro Vancouver. They are an entity onto themselves and they need to be told who lives here and what we want. We don’t need to listen to just them when it comes to what they want. We have needs too and I will continue to advocate for our natural environment and the importance of the Pacific Flyway,” Slater said. All three agreed provincial funding needs to be found to restore the Delta school district’s rural bus service, which will be dis-

continued in September due to budget cuts. Which candidate has the support of the farming community and is best suited to represent it was also a heated topic during the campaign, especially between McDonald and Huntington. McDonald’s camp produced a flyer late in the campaign with comments by prominent local farmer Pete Guichon critical of Huntington. Huntington last year made public an option deal that would see hundreds of acres of farmland converted to industrial uses, including property currently owned by Guichon. McDonald also got a glowing endorsement last week by prominent local

businessman Ron Toigo, who in a guest editorial on radio station CKNW urged voters to go to the polls because Huntington had beaten Liberal candidate Wally Oppal in 2009 by just over 30 votes. The 2009 race saw Delta South register the highest voter turnout of any electoral district in B.C. Many who traditionally vote NDP strategically parked their votes with Huntington, a scenario Slater doesn’t see happening again. It remains to be seen if Slater can get those votes back, as well as whether McDonald can take back disaffected Liberal voters who have flocked to Huntington the past two elections.

Advance voting continues in Ladner and Tsawwassen until tomorrow The 40th provincial election takes place Tuesday, but voting is already underway. Advanced voting began this week and runs until Saturday at Ladner Pioneer Library and Tsawwassen Alliance Church. Residents should check their Where to Vote Cards that have been mailed to them to find the voting

location in their neighbourhood on General Election Day. They must also remember to take their cards with them when they vote. Polls will be open between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Voting is also available in the district electoral office, 4917 Delta St., Ladner, until 4 p.m. on Tuesday. If you don’t have a voter

card or need more information on places where you can vote, call the district electoral office at 604-9407903 or check the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca. In order to vote individuals must be a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older, be a resident of the electoral district and have been a resident of B.C. for

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Tree removal has neighbours upset 10A Avenue homeowners angered by loss of privacy after adjacent strata council gets permit to chop 34 trees BY

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A historically contentious issue in one South Delta neighbourhood has resurfaced after several trees were removed. Residents along 10A Avenue in Tsawwassen were upset when crews started cutting down trees from a development across the street last month. “I’m sure my house has plummeted in value,” said Beth Miller, who has lived on the quiet street since the early 1990s. The trees in question are located within the Royal Oaks development. A portion of the development backs onto 10A Avenue and many residents there say the large pine trees added an element of privacy. The multi-family development was built in 1993 and the issue around the removal of trees has been ongoing since 1996, Miller said. “It was a gorgeous street,” she said. “I couldn’t even see that development.” “I kind of moved here because of the trees,” said Rodney Todd, who has lived on 10A for 18 years. Ken Kuntz, Delta’s director of parks, recreation and culture, said Royal Oaks was well within its

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Pine trees that lined 10A Avenue in Tsawwassen were recently removed, sparking outrage from neighbouring homeowners. rights to have the trees cut down. The trees are on private property and the strata council applied for, and obtained, the proper permits under the municipality’s tree cutting bylaw to remove 34 trees. As part of the permit, Royal Oaks must plant 33 replacement trees. However, some 10A residents are wondering how a permit to remove so many trees could have been issued. Miller said she believes the permit was improperly issued and the municipality failed in its duty of care. “They didn’t even follow their own bylaw,” she said.

According to the bylaw, a tree removal permit will be issued if a tree: is dead or likely to die within the next six months; located within the footprint of a proposed building, underground service, driveway or parking lot that cannot be relocated to retain the tree; or the roots of the tree are interfering with, blocking or damaging a drain, storm or sewer system, or other underground utility. The reasons listed in the permit include: the trees are too large for the location, they shed large amounts of cones and needles, the evergreens block sunlight during winter and the roots

are invasive in lawns, flowerbeds and, in some cases, have cracked concrete patios. Miller said the reasons don’t stand up to the requirements laid out in the bylaw and the permit never should have been issued. Residents are also upset because they were not consulted as they have been in the past. When Royal Oaks was built, residents were vocal in their concerns about the trees and while many had to be removed, a significant number of pine trees were retained as part of the landscaping. Over the years, trees were

removed from the property and in 2011 residents along 10A Avenue wrote to Delta council voicing concerns over the removal of an older pine tree. Residents asked the municipality not to approve the removal of any more trees and require the strata to plant additional trees along the boulevard. According to a municipal staff report from October 2011, Royal Oaks was concerned because potentially problematic trees would need to be removed to prevent damage to homes and 10A residents were concerned that the continued removal of pine trees fails to create the landscape buf-

fer they believe was promised when the development was built. Miller said residents from Royal Oaks and 10A Avenue were invited to a meeting with municipal staff in the summer of 2011. She said the meeting included a landscape architect, who helped finalize an agreement. Following the meeting, Delta council approved $8,000 from the landscape reserve fund for improvements along the north side of 10A between 56A and 57th streets. Some trees were removed and new ones were added along with shrubs and a gravel path. However, this time around 10A residents were not consulted, Miller said, and many were shocked to see tree removal crews arrive on the street. “I was absolutely shellshocked,” Todd said. “Shocked. I couldn’t believe it,” said Ken Dawson, who has lived in the area for 25 years. “They may have lowered the property values here.” Miller said the requirement the development plant 33 trees is not good enough. “We want the pine trees back.” She has since launched legal action to ensure pine trees are planted.

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May 10, 2013 The Delta Optimist A7

Improved relationship leads to land swap Municipal and school district officials are on much better terms today than they were just a few years ago BY

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The vibe was entirely positive as Delta council and Delta school board officials formally signed a land exchange last week. The signing ceremony at municipal hall was the finishing touch to a complex series of property transfers brokered last year. The deal involves 10 sites, the most significant being the transfer of 20 acres in the Agricultural Land Reserve to Delta to be used for organic soil-based farming. School trustees and civic councillors on hand were all smiles as the deal was celebrated as a milestone in the relationship between the municipality and the district. “It really is an example of two organizations working together to achieve a mutually beneficial solution, not only for them-

School trustees joined civic councillors at municipal hall last week to sign off on a land swap. selves but the community as a whole,” said Delta CAO George Harvie. “And again, this is where the community is a winner.” The council/school board liason committee has been a key to fostering a positive relationship between Delta and the school district, he said.

This week’s jointly produced trades and technical fair is another example of that growing relationship between the two organizations, Harvie added. Mayor Lois Jackson said the land deal was possible thanks to a shared vision and partnership, achieving a common goal for the ben-

efit of the community. School board chair Laura Dixon agreed, describing the deal as a “very positive partnership building exercise” for both sides. She said it “lays the foundation for a truly great working relationship.” Dixon also credited the liaison committee for get-

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ting things moving on the land deal, as well as other areas, such as playground funding. Things haven’t always been so rosy when it comes to the relationship between the school board and council. In fact, it was clearly frosty a few years ago. In 2005, council made

it abundantly clear it was opposed to the school board’s application to rezone and sell several parcels deemed surplus to the district. Much to the school board’s chagrin, council decided to place an “opinion question” on the municipal election ballot that year, which saw an ongoing war of words between the two entities. The animosity was still evident when council later rejected a land swap proposal by the district, which was hoping to build a dormitory in Ladner to expand its international student program. Another salvo in the frosty relationship around that time was council eliminating the school trustee position from the parks and recreation commission. It all prompted the Delta Parent Advisory Council to urge both sides to work more cooperatively.


A8 The Delta Optimist May 10, 2013

Independent is still speaking her mind Vicki Huntington seeks a second term in Victoria BY

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It’s been a fascinating and rewarding four years, says Delta South’s independent MLA who is seeking a second term. Vicki Huntington, the first independent elected to the B.C. legislature in 60 years, describes her first term as a gratifying learning curve. In 2009, the former municipal councillor took a huge political gamble that paid off when she turned down overtures from the Liberals, NDP and Greens to run on her own. The Liberals then brought in cabinet minister Wally Oppal, a Tsawwassen resident, to run against her, campaigning on an assurance that residents could get more done for their community with someone inside government. It was clear the electorate in Delta South at the time had enough of government due to a variety of issues, including the high voltage power lines through Tsawwassen, so they elected Huntington in

an extremely tight race that required a recount. She had no doubt her Liberal foe this time around, civic councillor Bruce McDonald, would campaign on the same message.

Delta South Votes Huntington’s assessment of the last four years is that it’s shown Delta South can be better served by an independent not muzzled by party policy. “You cannot be served any better as a government backbencher than I’ve been able to serve Delta. It’s absolutely true, just ask (John) van Dongen or (Bob) Simpson, backbenchers can say nothing. They often don’t even know what the government is doing until it does it. If you think you can influence something specific in caucus, it’s as big a fight there as it is anywhere

else. “As van Dongen said to me once, ‘You know how difficult it is getting any agreement in a caucus meeting? You’re not even asked when something is happening in government. So when a bill comes down, often the first time anybody in caucus knows that it’s going to hit the floor is the day before.’’’ Huntington said there’s no mechanism for MLAs of any party to contribute to legislation or even examine it. Her views were reinforced in a recently released documentary by journalist Sean Holman called Whipped: The Secret World of Party Discipline, which examines how the party system strips the ability of elected officials to represent the views of their constituents. In her four years in office, Huntington has helped constituents with their personal matters dealing with government, but she’s also been outspoken on several big issues. Last year, she made headlines after revealing that a private industrial consortium

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May 10, 2013 The Delta Optimist A9

Liberal believes team approach is best

Bruce McDonald offers voters a say at caucus table BY

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The time is right to make his bid to be Delta South’s MLA, says Bruce McDonald. In a recent interview with the Optimist, the Liberal candidate talked about why he decided to run for provincial office after more than two decades in the municipal arena. “People have seen me for a lot of years. I’ve never been reluctant to speak my mind and I’ve never been harnessed by anyone. Having said that, I am a team player and I believe what you need to do is convince your colleagues of the correctness of your position. “I believe I can be a very strong and effective voice and ultimately the constituency comes first.” There’s no denying McDonald gives the Liberals a candidate with instant name recognition in a historically right-leaning riding. He was first elected to Delta council in 1987 and had served continuously ever since, with the

exception of two terms when he unsuccessfully ran for mayor. McDonald said he was approached to run in this year’s election and decided the time was right in his life.

Delta South Votes He said he was asked back in 1991 by Fred Gingell and the local constituency association, but said that wasn’t the right time due to his career as an air traffic control manager and his young family. “It was the right decision and I have no regrets. When I was approached this time and looked at it from my personal life right now, I couldn’t really come up with any good impediments, and I believe this is a really important election.” McDonald has been campaigning on the need for a voice in government.

He said what’s required is strong leadership and vision to ensure a balance is maintained between the demands of commerce and preserving Delta’s rural character. It requires a strong voice in government and working with leaders in neigbouring communities, he said, adding it’s the kind of leadership that only a team approach can facilitate. The 2009 election saw independent Vicki Huntington narrowly defeat high-profile Liberal candidate Wally Oppal. McDonald believes she was a safe bet for many to make a protest vote, knowing the Liberals would remain in power. “The problem is, no matter how diligently any independent works, they’re never at the table when policies or agendas are initiated, and they’re not listened to after the fact. I know Vicki gets really upset when people say that. “She talks about all the work she did toward getting dredging funding. The bottom line is she didn’t get it done because you can’t get it done. You can meet

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always been an issue, he said, although some relief is in sight with the opening of the South Fraser Perimeter Road later this year. “It doesn’t solve all the problems. The biggest single one is the (George Massey) tunnel,” he said of his party’s commitment to another crossing of the Fraser River. “I would like to let the process play out. Having said that, however, I’m not sure the tunnel as we see it now can be twinned engineering-wise, but I’d

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NDP values match those in Delta South

Nic Slater says he’d be a voice in new government BY

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The values and concerns of South Deltans match those of B.C.’s New Democrats, says NDP candidate Nic Slater when asked about his party’s chances for a breakthrough in the riding. Slater, who finished second for the NDP in Delta-Richmond East in the last federal election, is optimistic the party will make significant strides in this provincial election. South Delta hasn’t had an NDP MLA since Carl Liden represented a combined Delta riding in the early 1970s, but Slater noted his party, which will likely form government, is seen a viable choice for local voters. “I think that people understand the Liberals are a tired, out-of-gas type of government. They don’t truly represent the people in this riding or the province anymore. They represent other interests. I think when a government stops representing the people that voted them in, then it’s

time for that government to leave.” Slater, a 10-year resident of Ladner, joined the party seven years ago. “Having worked at the NDP for four years and sat on their provincial executive for two years, and ran once,

Delta South Votes I got to know the culture of the NDP, and I was completely impressed with such a kind and compassionate group of people who really understand what it takes to make a better society. “It takes a certain mindset to run a good organization, and the NDP has been around for 80 years in different forms. That idea of a social movement exists today the same as it did back in the 1930s, and I find it such an important part of my views.” Slater described leader Adrian Dix as someone

who really cares about Delta. “He’s just a genuine person who has our community’s concerns at heart. He’s concerned about people’s lives and I find him to be a really kind and compassionate man. The experience in knowing him tells me he’s a man with a huge heart and concern for society in general. It speaks volumes for what the NDP really represents in Canada.” As far as independent MLA Vicki Huntington goes, Slater said she has done a “fair job” over the last four years, but would always be in opposition. “The argument is pretty simple: If you want to be represented by someone in opposition, then fine. But if you want to be represented by someone in a party that’s expected to form government, then vote for the NDP. “It’s funny how people joke that Vicki and I really aren’t that much different, that she has the same concerns as the NDP. She’s come out with things that were in our 2005 platform, like banning union and

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Nic Slater is optimistic the NDP will make a breakthrough in Delta South in next week’s election. corporate donations, and I think it’s great she agrees with us on that. There are many other areas like that she agrees with the NDP. She was asked to join the NDP back in 2008 and she chose not to, and I think that’s unfortunate because she could have been part of the new government today.” Slater said Huntington likes to “campaign from the left but rule from the right.” He wonders why she voted in favour of the last Liberal budget, which isn’t balanced despite government

claims. “She’s trying to have Liberal voters vote for her and NDP voters vote for her, and I don’t think that’s a genuine way of playing politics. What do you stand for?” Slater said while the party system is by no means perfect, neither is being an independent. As far as Liberal candidate Bruce McDonald, Slater said he’s already toeing the party line on issues, including defending the environmental assessment

processes New Democrats have been bashing as watered down. Slater also noted McDonald can claim all he wants he’d resign if the hundreds of acres of optioned farmland were converted to industrial uses, but under the NDP government there’s little hope of that land exclusion ever happening. As far as the many issues occurring in Delta South, Slater said it’s important not to allow the community to become the doormat of the world.


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Civic politicians squaring off to replace Gentner in Delta North Liberal Scott Hamilton facing NDP’s Sylvia Bishop for vacant seat BY

SANDOR GYARMATI

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Delta North provides one of the more intriguing races in this year’s provincial election. Two Delta councillors are among those vying for the seat left open when New Democrat MLA Guy Gentner announced Delta he wouldn’t be seeking a South third term. Votes Gentner, also a former Delta councillor, held the seat since 2005. Prior to that, Liberal Reni Masi had been the MLA since 1996. First-term councillor Sylvia Bishop is the NDP candidate, while veteran councillor Scott Hamilton is running for the Liberals. The other candidates are Tinku Parmar, a small business owner running for the Conservatives, independent John Shavkuk, who ran in

Delta South in 2009, the Green’s Bill Marshall and the Communist’s George Gidora. “It’s without question suburban middle-class, but there are a lot of issues, global as well as provincial, that are affecting North Delta,” Gentner said in a recent interview. The retiring MLA noted Delta North may be different in many ways to Delta South, but both have similar issues and concerns. “You’ve heard me talk about this for many years, but the adage has always been we are the doormat of the world because of, primarily, senior levels of government. They have developed trade routes going through our back door, and it’s affected us with South Fraser Perimeter Road, the Port Mann (Bridge), the

Scott Hamilton Liberal candidate

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mega projects,” he said. Transportation and transit remain huge concerns for the community, said Gentner. “There’s something else people don’t realize. Unlike Delta South, we are on the fringe with Surrey. That’s a half-million people going to and from work every day and the toll evaders are going through our part of the world, so our arteries are clogged. We’re gridlocked in the morning. I know South Delta has its issues with traffic, but there’s no comparison.” With a population of

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Complainant reported someone had carefully removed the driver side mirror, valued at $750, from his vehicle while it was parked roadside in front of his residence. Report for insurance purposes. • May 4, 5:30 p.m., 3500block of River Road West: Police responded to a report that complainant had towed in a black hockey bag containing a heavy closed garbage bag found floating in the Fraser River. Police opened the bag but found only garbage and the weight was due to the bag being waterlogged. • May 5, 2:03 p.m., 5300block of Crescent Drive: Police received a call that a car was parked with its door open and gas cap off. A Dell monitor was also on the ground by the vehicle. Police spoke with the owner of the vehicle, who indicated that nothing was stolen from the vehicle and the monitor was from the vehicle. There was no damage to the vehicle or signs of forced entry.

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May 10, 2013 The Delta Optimist A13

Delta South Votes: Provincial Election 2013

Questions and answers with your candidates Part 2: The Optimist posed a series of 12 questions to each candidate. Answers were limited to 75 words. Here, in their own words, are the answers to the last six questions. Do you support regional road and crossing tolls?

What do you think about the current funding formula for education?

What more can be done to protect farmland?

What do you identify as the biggest needs as far as transit improvements south of the Fraser?

What can be done to better meet the needs of the growing seniors population?

What should be done to help the B.C. film industry?

Vicki Huntington

Bruce McDonald

Nic Slater

Independent

Liberal

NDP

It depends on who would pays and who would benefit. People in South Delta are tired of filling TransLink coffers while not receiving adequate service. Nor are tolls fair to people living south of the Fraser. My preference, by far, would be the introduction of ‘congestion pricing’ — a cost for travelling at peak periods which would be applied to everyone and be much fairer. It works well in other countries, so why not here?

The roads have to be paid for in some manner. As shown around the world, tolls, properly done, can be a fair and effective tool but the money collected must be specific to the road system. I do not believe they should be selective, however, my preference would be to have much lower cost tolls but apply them on all crossings.

The NDP will maintain the existing tolling structure, and has no plans to make changes to it. I believe a discussion with stakeholders would need to take place as to tolls when new infrastructure is being introduced.

Per-student funding is not working. As enrolment (and thus funding) declines, many costs remain fixed, which leads to chronic budget deficits. We must review the funding formula, and perhaps move to core block funding for school districts topped up with a per-student allotment. The province must also fully fund any new program costs or negotiated wage increases that it imposes on school districts.

The funding formula needs to be evaluated on a continuous basis. We do need to bring more money to the table but that can only be done if we have a viable economy. The proposed 10year agreement would permit proper long term planning. The Education Ministry also needs to be more accessible to and aware of local communities. The current funding problems for bussing in Delta demonstrates how out of touch the bureaucracy is in relation to Delta’s transportation problems.

The B.C. Liberals used the funding formula to justify their cutbacks to public schools. The B.C. NDP wants to put more resources into classrooms to make sure that students get the support they need with more teachers, education assistants, librarians and counsellors.

The government first needs to commit to preserving farmland. We need a hard edge around the ALR and a meaningful funding increase to the Agricultural Land Commission so that it can achieve its mandate. Industry and developers must make better use of existing industrial lands. And we need to move away from regional panels that hear land exclusion applications and get back to provincial panels that have fewer conflicts of local interest.

The farm community and farms in Delta are critical to our way of life. The province recognized that the Agricultural Land Commission was underfunded and has added resources but more needs to be done to support the system. We also need to do a better job of increasing public awareness of the difficulties farmers face in suburban areas like Delta. If we don’t support the farmers, we will not preserve the land.

The B.C. NDP will protect the Agricultural Land Reserve and strengthen the Agricultural Land Commission. As well, we have a number of programs designed to help growers, including Feed BC, which will promote sales of B.C. produce to hospitals and care facilities, and Buy BC, the marketing program that was cut by the B.C. Liberals.

We need better routes. Getting to North Delta, Surrey or White Rock can take hours and is arduous and frustrating. Seniors need a twice weekly 601 that runs downtown so they can make specialist appointments, shop and visit friends and family — all without feeling overwhelmed. We need a return to full HandiDart service for our disabled and seniors communities. We need a Canada Line extension that joins a light rail system south of the Fraser.

The transit system and governance need to be reorganized. The current organization is committed to a Vancouver-centric operation where everything south of the Fraser is a second priority. The three universities in the valley have over 30,000 students between them. The Hydro rail line from Scott Road to Chilliwack could provide a spine for a new effective system into the Valley. In Delta we need more direct busses into the city and they need to run regularly for longer hours.

We need more frequent service and more options for our community to ease gridlock and get people transported faster and more reliably. New Democrats will invest a portion of the carbon tax revenue to support transit options and service. The Liberals proposed referendum for regional transit is just a way to delay and posture.

Regrettably, most of the B.C. Ombudsperson’s recommendations to improve services for seniors were ignored. We can start by providing one-stop access to information and services. The new seniors advocate’s duties fall far short of what seniors demanded and the act needs amending to create an advocate independent of government and who reports to the legislature. We need transit service that seniors can actually use. We need affordable housing and secure, accessible long-term care.

The province has recognized that seniors want to stay at home and be independent. A $20 million fund has been allocated for a “Better at Home” program. At the same time new better care homes are being established, half are government, half are private. Our current facilities also need to be better supported. An example being our own Delta View hospital, which I believe is very much underutilized. This issue is, and will be, a high priority with me.

The NDP has a plan to expand home support and community care for seniors, people with disabilities and people with chronic and complex conditions. We also aim to improve service levels in B.C.’s residential care facilities, including improved standards of care for bathing, toileting, recreational activities and culturally appropriate care. An NDP government will also establish an Independent Seniors’ Representative to make sure that our elders are treated with the respect they deserve.

The government has turned its back on B.C.’s film industry — after years of helping to build it. Increasing the tax credit and taxing it as a manufacturing industry will help it remain competitive with other jurisdictions. There are too many jobs and too much expertise in B.C. to risk losing our local film industry. I met with industry leaders, wrote to the responsible minister and penned an MLA Report on this issue.

The province is providing $380 million in subsidies at the present time and has committed to reassess that position on an ongoing basis. Everyone wants the industry to survive and prosper but there are many important industries and they all have to be treated fairly.

We need to restore B.C.’s competitive edge in the film industry. An NDP government will increase both domestic and foreign-production tax credits to help strengthen and grow B.C.’s film and television industries. Our plan is to increase tax credits to 40 per cent of labour costs for both foreign and domestic productions shot in B.C., which will get us back on track to growth and more jobs.


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MURPHY’S LAW It looks like B.C. voters are rewriting the script. About a year ago, the 2013 provincial election was shaping up to be a sequel to 1991, complete with an I’ve-seen-thissomewhere-before storyline. It was a new cast, but the roles they were poised to reprise looked remarkably similar to ones from two decades earlier. Playing the part of the Socreds, the Liberals were the right-of-centre government nearing their expiry date, while the New Democrats were cast as themselves, with Vancouver-based leader Adrian Dix in the role of Vancouver-based leader Mike Harcourt. The right-of-centre alternative, played by Gordon Wilson’s Liberals back in ‘91, was being filled by John Cummins’ Conservatives. The script called for Dix to lead the NDP to a comfortable victory, with the Conservatives replacing the Liberals in a right-of-centre renewal. Before this sequel got a chance to hit the big screen, however, it went in for a rewrite. It still looks like the NDP, in the absence of a major gaffe in the campaign’s final few days, will assume power, but the coming out party for the Conservatives has been left on the cutting room floor. Neck-and-neck with the Liberals, and in the neighbourhood of 20 per cent in public opinion polls just a year ago, Cummins’ clan has since taken a precipitous fall to single-digit territory. It appears the defectors have gone back to the Liberals, which has allowed the government to close the gap on the NDP, although it likely won’t be enough for Christy Clark to retain power. Two years ago when Cummins was acclaimed as leader, and in the subsequent 12 months, the Conservatives appeared headed toward mainstream acceptance, but somewhere in the midst of all that internal squabbling the wheels fell off. The momentum stalled to the point where the party doesn’t even have candidates in about 30 ridings, and fewer overall than the Greens, which makes it darn near impossible to form government, or even become the official Opposition. Perhaps the Conservatives are simply experiencing the growing pains many fledgling parties encounter and their breakthrough moment is still four years off. Worst-case scenario is they follow the path taken by the ill-fated provincial Reform party. Time will only tell, but it’s become abundantly clear over the last year that even if the Liberals relinquish control of the legislature, they will still be the party of record on the right side.

Voters have option if they’re fed up with major parties STEVE GRAHAM

COMMUNITY COMMENT The conundrum facing many B.C. voters in next week’s election has been expressed this way: “I’m fed up with the Liberals, but I don’t trust the NDP.” Delta South voters are fortunate to have another choice with independent incumbent Vicki Huntington. Both Huntington and Liberal candidate Bruce McDonald are fine people and excellent candidates with about 20 years experience in local politics. McDonald offers a return to representation by a backbencher of the party that downgraded Delta Hospital, caused dozens of families to leave their homes because of unnecessary overhead power lines, constructed the South Fraser Perimeter Road on an environmentally and agriculturally harmful alignment, introduced the HST and so on. NDP candidate Nic Slater would also be a party backbencher, but he does not seem to be conversant

with local issues. What about strategic voting? The polls indicate the NDP will form a majority government (but not by a landslide). Locally, it is unlikely Delta South will elect an NDP candidate, even if the centre to centreright vote is evenly split between McDonald and Huntington. In the last election Huntington narrowly won because she received NDP support through strategic voting. McDonald supporters have argued in this newspaper that a vote for Huntington is a vote for the NDP; but a vote for Huntington is not wasted because she has an excellent chance of being elected. In my view, if McDonald wins and the Liberals win provincially, then we are again subject to being shafted by a Liberal government as occurred before the last election. If McDonald wins and the NDP wins provincially, then we are represented by an Opposition MLA who will have absolutely no influence. This will also be the case if Slater wins and the Liberals win provincially. We have no experience with the case of a backbench NDP MLA and an NDP government, however a newcomer such as Slater may not be sufficiently up to speed or influential to watch out for local interests. Huntington remains a strate-

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gic choice for an NDP supporter because she is a strong advocate of environmental protection, supports a minimum wage, is thoroughly familiar with local issues and has developed working relationships with the NDP over the past four years in Victoria. Voting for Slater would assist McDonald since Huntington needs some NDP support to be elected, but NDP strength in Delta South is not likely sufficient to elect Slater. Huntington is also a strategic choice for right-of-centre voters who are fed up with the Liberals and figure the party needs some time on the bench. Huntington tends to be an economic conservative. She would have more influence to moderate the progressive inclinations of an NDP government than a Liberal backbencher would. The major party choices are not good. Glen Clark’s chief of staff is leading the NDP and Christy Clark appears to be out of ideas (except for taxing the rich) and to be running only to stay in power. Delta South is under severe development pressure. South Deltans should vote defensively and strategically, and they are fortunate to have a credible, honest and electable independent candidate.

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May 10, 2013 The Delta Optimist A15 Letters to the Editor

Real concerns are unemployment and inequality

Editor: I make little apology for having principles and values that are broadly on the left. I believe that government can and must be a positive force in mitigating gross inequities of the market and I believe that everybody deserves a fair shot at happiness and success. It often surprises my friends and colleagues

outside of South Delta that there are, in fact, a lot of folks on the democratic left living in this beautiful community, but I fear that too many of those who share my values mistakenly believe there is more than one choice for them. There is only one real progressive choice in Delta South, and that choice is not Vicki Huntington.

Huntington is undoubtedly non-partisan, but she is hardly non-ideological. To the contrary, she has proven herself to be wholly dedicated the same tired old right-wing ideas that have led B.C. to have the highest level of income inequality in Canada, the highest rate of child poverty and some of the lowest wages despite the highest costs of living.

Take, for instance, Huntington’s pre-occupation with the provincial deficit. Economists such as Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman have made it clear that government deficits in the West are, at worst, of mild mid-term concern. The real economic concerns here in B.C. are unemployment and inequality. The explosion in eco-

nomic inequality we have witnessed over the past 12 years is shocking. We need smart public spending that will alleviate this inequality and stimulate the economic growth needed to create more jobs. We need fair economic policies that will strengthen middle-class families, but I’m not convinced Huntington agrees: she even

voted against Family Day. Progressives in this community have a chance to have a voice in a new government that will make modest, practical changes in public policy that will address the most important issues facing this province: inequality, affordability and poverty. Let’s not squander this opportunity. Thomas Antony Falcone

Voting Liberal doesn’t guarantee river crossing Independent stance has Editor: The Liberal candidate in Delta South, as we all have observed, has run a oneissue campaign, if what he’s been doing can be called that. Bruce McDonald’s one issue, on which we are presumably supposed to bite, is the tunnel, or the crossing, or whatever it is his government might deliver to us if he’s elected. What McDonald doesn’t seem to have noted is that

after May 14, there may not even be a Liberal government to deliver on the tunnel promises that have been floating around. After May 14, as the polls appear to be noting, the Liberals may be on the other side of the legislature floor, and in the unlikely event that McDonald is elected, there won’t be a bench back far enough for him to sit at. And if, in the unlikely event the Liberals are again

able to form government, think just for a split second about how any structure under or over the Fraser might be funded? Tolls, good brothers and sisters. Tolls going north and tolls coming south. Open your wallets, good folks of Delta South. Of course a new crossing will be required. But if you go to the polling booth on Tuesday believing that a McDonald victory will somehow make it happen,

the variables on this one add up to a very strange mess of pottage. Vicki Huntington has worked, and will keep working with whatever government is formed in B.C. She, too, travels our roads and when she’s elected, will speak for all of Delta South — the people to whom she reports — to make the best possible crossing under or over the Fraser River happen. Frank Addison

Farmer sees Liberals as best bet for the economy

Editor: I am a farmer from a long line of farmers in this community. I support Bruce McDonald in this election and will be voting for him on May 14. My support is based on the quality of McDonald as a candidate and the policies of the party he represents. I have lived in South

Delta for the entire time McDonald has served this community so well. I have watched him as a councillor deal with many complex issues of importance to Delta. He has always brought a thoughtful and cooperative approach to dealing with these issues. He has been a unifying influence in Delta. He does

Voters reminded of Liberal legacy

Editor: The Liberals keep proposing that we should elect their candidate to represent Delta. I suppose they are hoping we have forgotten what they have done to Delta (let alone the province) during their reign. Just to mention a few items: • Installed huge new overhead power lines through Tsawwassen. • Tried to close the ER at our hospital overnight. • Lowered taxes on the ferry terminal and port, thus adding more tax burden on homeowners. • Quietly supported the optioning of farmland for industrial purposes. • Continue to support the unlimited expansion of Deltaport. • Created a sham “tun-

nel replacement project” for election purposes. • Ignored resident proposals regarding the South Fraser Perimeter Road and the power lines. I wonder what else they have planned for us if elected? Vicki Huntington has worked hard to keep this government in check and will continue to do so going forward. An independent candidate has proven extremely valuable in working with the government in Victoria to make sure Delta is considered and it is not just the doormat of this province. Now, more than ever, we need this valuable independent to keep watch for us. Cecil Dunn

not pit environmentalists against builders, or one group of farmers against another group of farmers. While I have loved being a farmer and “tilling the soil,” farming is a business. Farmers cannot continue to farm, and thereby preserve Delta’s farmland for future generations, unless they can make a living farming.

While I do not support everything the B.C. Liberals have done while they have been in government, they still represent our best chance to have a strong economy and improved infrastructure. For that reason, I and many other Delta farmers will be supporting McDonald in this election. John L. Savage

Major parties living in fantasyland on debt Editor: The public debt of B.C. now exceeds $62 billion, and after 12 years in office the B.C. Liberals pretend to care about it if you actually believe Premier Christy Clark’s dishonest and tawdry propaganda. I vividly remember when the Liberals assailed the NDP for doubling the debt over their incompetent decade of rule, yet the Liberals chose to squander surpluses rather than slay the beast. Clark is operating on the velleity of soaring natural gas prices. The taxes on the development of the commodity would be placed in a special account for the sole purpose of eliminating the debt. What bunkum! That is akin to someone refusing to pay his bills until he

wins the lottery. Continuing dreaming as you drown. Meanwhile, the NDP has no intention of maintaining a balanced budget and there is no reference at all to the debt in their policy declaration. Do the sycophantic candidates of both major parties in Delta South actually endorse this lunacy? Austerity requires harsh decisions by all concerned interests. Public expenditures should be plummeting, not increasing every year. The Liberals, the NDP, the unions and the assorted parasitic interest groups are free to live a lie. But the bill will arrive one day to shatter their false security, which we will all pay for. Does anybody want to move to Greece? Steven Austin

outlived its usefulness

Editor: I have attended portions of two all-candidates “debates” now, and I have read countless newspaper articles and listened to (and watched) numerous radio and television discussions and programs. The predominant theme in all of the talk and activity in the course of the current election campaign does not — surprise, surprise — seem to be “the issues,” of which there are many (and worthwhile as well). Instead, the predominant “issue” that keeps permeating the public discourse is that of independent or party — and it shouldn’t be. Vicki Huntington’s status as an independent candidate in the previous provincial election may have served some vague purpose, but it was a very narrow purpose. It demonstrated unrest within the riding and registered a protest. That was really all it did. That kind of candidacy in the context of a provincial government has a very short shelf life and extremely limited prospects. Life is a team game.

Much as we sometimes find it difficult to get along with our teammates, get along we must — if we ever hope to accomplish anything. We can disagree, but we absolutely have to find common ground on matters that we are called upon to discuss and address, or everything we do will eventually — and quickly — descend into bickering and squabbling, accomplishing nothing. It’s time to ditch all this independent blather and get on with actually building and accomplishing something. This independent stuff seems to be all about the “nos” and the “nevers.” It criticizes and expresses mock horror. It needs to do differently than that. It needs to build, but it can’t, because it is so focused on its shortsighted “independence.” It forgets that people working together are the people that actually give us stuff. It seems to have defined itself almost as an issue and a virtue unto itself. It isn’t a virtue; it’s a stance and it’s outlived its usefulness. Firth Bateman

MLA influential on dredging Editor: As a member (past) of the Ladner Sediment Group, and as a private citizen, I feel compelled to help conclude this matter by letting her constituents know how tirelessly Vicki Huntington worked to help obtain funding for the dredging project that is so important to our community. She attended many meetings and, working at the grassroots and governmen-

tal levels as an independent MLA, was instrumental in getting the results needed. This is how things actually get done. It is unfortunate others have given the impression that riding in last minute on another’s coattails is how results are achieved. Myself and others behind the scenes know her efforts were critical to the successful outcomes of this project and she deserves the credit. Paul Siniak

More letters on pages 16 and 17 and at www.delta-optimist.com


A16 The Delta Optimist May 10, 2013 Letters to the Editor

Change best represented by electing McDonald

Editor: This time around I will be voting in Delta South for a “Change for the Better” but I will not be voting for the NDP. Somewhat counterintuitively, in Delta South change would be represented by voting for Liberal candidate Bruce McDonald. Now that the election campaign is winding down, it is clear the NDP’s pious claim that it will make B.C. better one small step at a time is merely a campaign slogan. Once Adrian Dix was scrutinized more closely it became clear the NDP still stand for tax and spend big government policies that will once again lead to economic stagnation.

Here in Delta South the status quo means four more years of being on the outside, represented by an independent who complains that Delta municipal hall and the Delta Farmers’ Institute refuse to accept her offers of assistance. Simply stated, an independent cannot achieve results, in spite of Vicki Huntington’s refuted claims to the contrary. Finally, we have the B.C. Liberals. McDonald is one of 57 new candidates working to be part of a new, effective team under a new leader, Premier Christy Clark. For Delta South, being part of that team represents a “Change for the Better.” P. R. Zerr

MLA is a strong voice on agriculture

Editor: There will always be farmland without “our” farmers if developers are allowed to buy the land and hold it until such time as they feel the government of the day, whether at the municipal or provincial level, will allow agricultural land to be used for housing, industrial or for making deals. Agriculture is the backbone of this community and my hope is that all of the agricultural property that now exists, including the

Editor: Bruce McDonald is a seasoned politician and I can’t understand why he would align himself with a party that promised never to sell B.C. Rail and promptly sold it after it was elected.

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This same party tried to close the emergency room overnight at Delta Hospital, built a billiondollar highway to service the next phase of Roberts Bank development before the environmental assessment was even started and brought in the HST after saying it was not even on

their radar. Christy Clark was not there for all of the shenanigans but she was sure there for B.C. Rail. McDonald says he will work behind the scenes for us, but it is the behind the scenes things that the Liberals have done that makes me question their

policy. I don’t question McDonald’s honesty, just his judgment. On the other hand, Vicki Huntington has been very up front with the citizens of Delta and I feel more informed about what is going on in B.C. politics than I have ever been. Ken Atkey

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been able to speak out and work for the preservation of agricultural land. Her voice has been strong on many other issues too, as has been shown in Vicki Huntington’s accomplishment lists published in this paper. I have personally appreciated her assistance and that of her staff in navigating the bureaucracy that exists in Victoria. Although he is running under the Liberal banner, Bruce McDonald keeps saying he will be able to speak

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May 10, 2013 The Delta Optimist A17 Letters to the Editor

McDonald is candidate of change for Delta South

Editor: Change is needed for the provincial constituency of Delta South to match today’s reality. An attitude of optimism and hope for the future of Delta South is greatly needed to replace the irritation of constant uncompromising opposition to change in this riding. A clear example of local siege mentality is APE (Against Port Expansion) and CAPE (Citizens Against Port Expansion). APE vehemently opposes port expansion and the South Fraser Perimeter Road while always citing fears of harmful effects of Tsawwassen First Nation residential and commercial construction projects. The APE/CAPE rally in February was actively supported by MLA Vicki Huntington and NDP candidate Nic Slater. Yes, this corner of B.C. has been discovered as a valuable, strategic gateway

to the Pacific, to Asia and the world. So how do Delta South residents respond to this discovery? Most of us have been discovers as newcomers arriving to change the lives and the land of the inhabitants before us. First came the Ladner brothers from England via California and Victoria guided by the Tsawwassen on their way to the Fraser River Gold Rush. Colonial settlers soon followed to pre-empt the land of the local First Peoples, primarily the Tsawwassen, whose lives and cultures were decimated by disease and confinement to a reserve. Fifty years ago the George Massey Tunnel was built, allowing suburbanites to discover Delta South, arriving in droves to settle Ladner and Tsawwassen. Today a loud group of anxious and fearful suburbanites is fighting change as they campaign to save the

status quo of the past. Is this old status quo picture a healthy direction for the future of the peoples, families, economy and environment of Delta South? Instead a change of direction recognizing today’s realities will enable us to face the challenges of the current Discovery. By working with all community sectors, including farmers, environmentalists, business and all levels of government, including Tsawwassen First Nation as a key partner in Delta South, we can formulate creative and updated community and environment solutions with benefits for all. The candidate of change in Delta South is Bruce McDonald with Liberals to work with the community of today to build a progressive, healthy and inclusive future for Delta South, the land and its people. Carol Vignale

A vote for Huntington is vote for people of Delta South Editor: Re: Huntington vote is like voting for the NDP, letter to the editor, May 1 Let’s make it perfectly clear for those delusional folks out there who are under the assumption that voting for Vicki Huntington

is a vote for the NDP. Suffice to say, if you are an NDP supporter, then the shoe would be on the other foot: a vote for Huntington is a vote for the Liberals. Right? Well, the truth of the matter is that a vote for Nic Slater (NDP) is a vote

Port far from innocent bystander

Editor: I was somewhat confused by recent comments from Port of Vancouver authorities, referring to the plan for massive shipments of coal from Fraser Surrey Docks, that they had no control over what commodity was being shipped from their sites.

When you announce plans to build specific facilities with the sole purpose of handling a specific product, you are showing absolute control over the issue; no facility = no shipment. To try and adopt an “innocent bystander” posture is absolutely ludicrous. Nick Mayar

Huntington always puts people first Editor: MLA Vicki Huntington is someone who works for the people of Delta. On a personal note, she assisted me after I suffered a brain injury. I had been in the process of applying for CPP, and being unable to drive, Huntington drove me

into Vancouver three times for hearings on this matter. Unfortunately due to lawyer negligence/ineptitude, we lost the chance to win this case. It’s always been people first, and I know she still works the same way. Joan Hoar

New crossing another empty promise Editor: It would appear Bruce McDonald is touting building a new crossing. Well, the North Shore has been touting a new crossing since

the 1950s. Empty promises before an election won’t convince the I’ve-heard-that-before voters. Fay Anderson

for Adrian Dix; a vote for Bruce McDonald (Liberal) is a vote for Christy Clark; a vote for Huntington (independent) is a vote for Huntington and the people of Delta South. Not hard to figure that one out. Carroll Lefebvre

Participation required for democracy to thrive

Editor: It has been very rewarding to be a member of Vicki Huntington’s campaign team, to support a person whose judgment I trust and whose ideas and values are in synch with mine. I know volunteers with the other Delta South campaigns feel the same about supporting the candidate of their choice. I do hope Huntington wins on May 14 but I have a broader concern for democracy itself. Democracy is a fragile flower that thrives on active participation. Use it or lose it. On behalf of all my campaign colleagues, I have one request of voters in Delta South: vote. John Clement

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Tsawwassenites welcomed a new family business, Meridian Farm Market, to the community last month and to mark the occasion, the market offered a barbecue fundraiser to support the Delta Hospice Society. The community response was outstanding and once Meridian matched the donations collected that day, $2,700 was raised for Delta Hospice. “We are fortunate to have such a wonderful new neighbour in this community,” said Delta Hospice executive director Nancy Macey. “The market offers unique and complementary items and we wish them much success.”

Home spa hosting fundraiser in support of Delta Hospice Phu Thai Spa in Ladner is thanking the community for a great first year by hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Delta Hospice Society tomorrow. The community is invited

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Dementia often brings about changes in behaviour and communication, which can dramatically affect family caregivers. That’s why the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. is running its free Family Caregiver Series in Ladner, over four Mondays, beginning May 13. The series provides practical coping strategies for

family members who are caring for a person with dementia. “It is through education that caregivers understand the disease and learn effective strategies to deal with changing communication and behaviours,” says Krista Frazee, the society’s support and education co-ordinator for Richmond-Delta. “With this new under-

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• Problem solving for responsive behaviours. The series runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, May 13, 27 (there is no session May 20), June 3 and 10, at Augustine House, 3820 Arthur Dr., Ladner. Preregistration is required. For information or to register contact Frazee at 604-2387390 or kfrazee@alzheimerbc.org.

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Families and caregivers of people with dementia in Delta experience grief and loss at many different points during the progression of the disease. Helping them cope with that journey is the mandate of a free Grief and Loss workshop on Thursday, May 16, offered by the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. Participants will explore strategies for coping with and adjusting to changes. The workshop runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at Delta Hospice’s Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres. Seats are limited so pre-registration is required, by contacting Krista Frazee at 604-238-7390 or kfrazee@alzheimerbc.org.

MAY 2013

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Bring Identification Under the Election Act, voters must prove their identity and residential address in order to receive a ballot or register to vote in conjunction with voting in a provincial general election or by-election. Voters may present identification, or use a process known as vouching. Some acceptable types of identification and information on the vouching process are found below.

This card tells you where you can vote in the 2013 Provincial General Election. Take it with you when you go vote. If you do not have this card, visit the Elections BC website at elections.bc.ca, or call 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free).

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App for iPhones and Download our iPads to find a voting location near you. BC Has More Ways to Vote All voters can: Vote in any district electoral office from now until 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on General Voting Day, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Vote by Mail You can ask for a Vote by Mail package from your district electoral office or through the Elections BC website at elections.bc.ca. Vote at advance voting Voters can attend any advance voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11. All advance voting locations are wheelchair accessible. Vote on General Voting Day Voters can attend any general voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), Tuesday, May 14, 2013. How to Vote • Choose only one candidate. • Mark your ballot with an or

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Option 1 A single document issued by the Government of BC or Canada that contains the voter’s name, photograph and residential address, such as a BC driver’s licence, BC Identification Card (BCID), or BC Services Card. Option 2 A Certificate of Indian Status as issued by the Government of Canada. Option 3 Two documents that together show the voter’s name and residential address. Both documents must show the voter’s name. At least one of the documents must also contain the voter’s residential address. Please note: Digital or electronic documents (e.g. e-bills) are acceptable. Hand-written information on a document, photocopies or electronic scans/photos of a paper document are not acceptable. The following are examples of the document types authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer for the purposes of voter identification (the list of documents is illustrative, not exhaustive). Other specific documents (not listed below) may be authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer. For questions about the acceptability of a specific document, please contact Elections BC. Government-issue identity document Examples: healthcare card, birth certificate, Social Insurance Card, passport, citizenship document/certificate, Old Age Security Identification Card, Canadian Forces identification, Firearm Acquisition Certificate, firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence, Veterans Affairs Canada Health Care Identification Card, Correctional Service Canada Offender Identification Card.

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Option 4 Voters without identification can be vouched for by a voter in their electoral district who has identification, or a direct family member or someone who has legal authority to make personal care decisions for the voter. Future Voters Elections BC encourages you to bring your children with you when you vote. Show tomorrow’s voters how our electoral process works. Any Questions? For more information visit Elections BC’s website at elections.bc.ca or call toll-free 1-800-661-8683.

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Ball players bring loonies to support KidSport Delta KidSport Delta was the beneficiary when South Delta Minor Fastpitch Association players brought loonies to their opening day at Brandrith Park last month. The association is also committed to donating throughout the season by encouraging players to bring their KidSport loonies to each game. KidSport Delta chair Carlene Lewall was pleased to see kids helping other kids. “It is wonderful to see children giving so others can enjoy the games

as much as they do,” said Lewall. “Charity begins at home and these children are learning valuable life lessons. We are pleased to have this partnership as all money raised in Delta will be distributed to Delta children.” Sandra Geboers, president of South Delta Minor Fastpitch Association, is pleased with the partnership with KidSport. “SDMFA wants every kid to have an opportunity to play the game,” she said. KidSport, the charitable arm of Sport BC, provides grants to financially dis-

Border official at Probus meeting The South Delta Probus Club will welcome insight from a Canadian Border Services officer next week. The monthly meeting will feature Supt. Albert Stritzl of the Canadian Border Services Agency, who is principally stationed at Point Roberts. Stritzl will cover the challenges facing border agents and the various procedures that are required for entry into Canada from Point Roberts and through other border crossings. He will explain the advantages of NEXUS and how to become a member for expe-

dient and safe entry into the United States and back home to Canada. He will also touch on enhanced driver’s licences, importation of products, duties and taxes, as well as other topics. The meeting, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn, is free and open to all Delta residents. Probus is a worldwide association of active retirees. South Delta Probus offers its members the opportunity to learn from speakers on key issues.

advantaged children to cover the costs of sport registration fees, removing the financial barriers that prevent some children from playing sports. KidSport grants are available for children 18 years and under who are in financial need to pay sports registration fees. To apply for assistance or to make a donation, visit www.kidsportdelta.ca.

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....in South Delta

Students take on Disney classic South Delta Secondary staging Beauty and the Beast at Equinox Theatre BY

DAVE WILLIS

PHOTO BY GORD GOBLE

dwillis@delta-optimist.com

SDSS students were hard at work Monday rehearsing for their production of Beauty and the Beast.

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outh Delta Secondary students will stage Disney’s Beauty and the Beast this month at the Equinox Theatre. Preparations are going well, says director Richard Cox. “It’s that last week or two where you start to see everything come together. You’ve seen it all in pieces for two months and now you start to put them together and you’re really happy when they fit,” he says. “I’ll be happy to see the curtains open, for sure.” Performances begin next week. The play’s story revolves around Belle, a girl from a small French village, and an enchanted prince. There’s a cast and crew of 65 students from the Tsawwassen high school’s theatre company class. SDSS drama teacher Paige Hansen, who’s producing the play, says the students were excited to find out which play they’d be working on. Sarah Bakke plays Belle while Cameron Thomson has the role of the Beast. Six students from local elementary schools — Holly, Pebble Hill and Pt. Roberts Primary — are also involved in the show. Hansen says it’s humbling the amount of support the community shows to the school’s productions. Cox echoes those sentiments. “That’s what I’m always impressed about. That’s what I always love.” The play will be performed from May 21 to 25 at 7 p.m. There will be matinees on May 14, 16, 21 and 24 at 12:15 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for students and seniors, and $15 for adults. Tickets are available at the Equinox Theatre box office. Call 604-943-7532.

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Delta Secondary’s Acting 11/12 class will present Fame next week. The class is also directing and choreographing the play.

Delta Secondary’s Acting 11/12 class presents Fame next week at Genesis Theatre. The production is student directed and choreographed. “They’re so talented,” says DSS drama teacher Rebecca Salton. The class typically does a oneact play festival but this year the students decided, by a vote, to take on a musical. Salton says she told them it would be a huge challenge. “Their response was, ‘Well, we’ll work hard.’” Fame is about actors, singers and dancers growing up in a high school. “For the graduating students, and the Grade 11s, it’s kind of neat to play those types of characters,” Salton says. Grade 11 student Hannah

Wheatley notes the comparison between the play’s characters and the DSS class. “At the same time, it’s kind of where we’re at in our lives too. They’re high school students and they love the arts and the theatre and basically they just want to make it.” She says the class has put in a lot of effort. “Watching all of us put in this hard work and effort, it’s incredible to see we can create something and turn it into a full production.” Grade 12 student Mitch Osterreicher says the play has come together really well and that it’s “very cool” that the class is directing and choreographing the production. The play is scheduled for May 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. at Genesis Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door. Tickets are also available in the school foyer during lunch.


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Frankly Yours... comes to KinVillage BY

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George Ellenton brings his Frankly Yours... Frank Sinatra tribute show to KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen tomorrow evening. The “Vegas-style show,” complete with “the Pack” orchestra, is a fundraiser for the Kiwanis Club of Tsawwassen-Ladner. “We’re covering the whole gamut of the Sinatra experience,” Ellenton says. “Some of the earlier songs and, of course, the main potboilers as I like to call them, like New York, New York, My Way, Under my Skin and Fly me to the Moon; the ones that everybody knows and loves.” There will be dinner as well as dancing. Ellenton, the former Delta Academy of Dance director, started performing his Sinatra tribute in 2007. He recalls that Sinatra’s Christmas Waltz was the first song from the legendary singer he was conscious of listening to, remembering he saw his mom and dad dancing to it in the kitchen when he was just a kid. “Sinatra’s sort of always been a part of my life. I’ve always loved the music and his style and his voice.” Ellenton, a former South

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George Ellenton will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra Saturday at the KinVillage Community Centre.

Deltan, now resides in North Delta. Doors open at 6 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the show and dancing to follow. There will be a

buffet, cash bar, draws and prizes. Tickets are $50 per person. For tickets contact Jim at 604-644-4875, by email at jamis@telus.net or contact Larry at 604-943-7239 or by email at ross7239@ telus.net.

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A30 The Delta Optimist May 10, 2013

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Medal haul for SDSS Students perform in NY South Delta Secondary students had a medal haul at the Heritage Music Festival in New York last month. The school’s concert choir won a first place gold medal, the jazz choir won a SUBMITTED PHOTO

South Delta Secondary students travelled to New York last month for the Heritage Music Festival.

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second place gold and the jazz band took home a silver medal. “They were amazing. These kids really pulled it together. I knew they had it in them,” says SDSS choral director Danielle Hamilton. She says SDSS will be competing in Hollywood next year. Students will perform their medal-winning music on Wednesday, May 29 at 7 p.m. at the school’s Equinox Theatre. Entry is by donation.

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What other things do you do to keep active? I dance – it’s what I like to do! I love the children I have taught and continue to teach. I love to teach adults and share my passion for this art form and all that it encompasses. We all know that exercise is one of the keys to good health, but did you know that being active actually has an anti-aging effect on our bodies and our brains? Just as importantly, social activity, participation and integration have astonishing positive effects on seniors overall health and well being. The health and wellness benefits of active aging have a big impact on the lives of senior citizens.

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How does it benefit your life? It keeps my brain and body active plus gives me an opportunity to socialize with my peers.

To learn about the full range of instructional programs, drop-in activities and special events available for seniors, plan to visit your local recreation centre during Seniors Week, June 3-9, 2013. Participate in workshops, tournaments, facility tours, barbeques, art shows, dancing and more! A full schedule of Seniors Week activities is available online at www.delta.ca or available to pick up at any centre. Social activities connect seniors to their communities – find out what you can do to stay Active in Delta!


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dy about a boy who doesn’t want to grow up. Mager is set to appear on the big screen this summer in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, an adventure fantasy film. She plays Young Thalia. Filming took place in Lynn Valley in North Vancouver, she said, adding she got to do her own stunts. “It was really fun.” This will be the first feature film geared towards kids Mager has been in. “Acting for me is like being a different person for a day. You get to be someone that you’re not. You get to experience someone else’s life.” Mager began acting when

she was four in a gymnastics commercial. Her first film appearance came in 2009 in Damage starring Steve Austin. She’s also appeared on the TV series Supernatural. Mager’s mom, Tracey, said the family is very supportive. “As long as she keeps loving it, we’ll support her,” she said. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters is set for a theatrical release in August.

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any adults that are required to stand all day at work believe achy feet and legs are just part of the job. But sore feet should not be ignored.

In fact, foot injuries account for 10 per cent of all reported disabling injuries in the workplace in Canada. However, eliminating persistent foot pain is much easier than many workers realize. Experts say often a simple foot orthotic is all that is needed to ease muscle fatigue and eliminate foot pain.

Thanks to finicky eating habits and limited choices, many children are not getting the vitamins and minerals they need to grow up healthy.

Parents may be well informed of a child’s needs of vitamin C to boost immune system function, but they may not be as readily informed about other vitamins.

Long periods of standing can cause muscle and ligament fatigue, which increases the risk of damaging foot bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and other tissues. Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety Resource reports that two out of every three workers suffer from some sort of foot problem in their lifetime.

Kids’ vitamin deficiency signs

• Vitamin A: Promotes a healthy immune system and proper eyesight function. A child with a lack of vitamin A may be tired and weak and experience weight loss. Other symptoms include dry eyes, skin scaling and respiratory infections.

• Vitamin B6: Hyperactivity and impulsiveness are often blamed on an underlying medical condition, such as ADHD. But such conditions may be the result of a deficiency in vitamin B6.

• Vitamin B12: Nervous system function is largely governed by proper levels of vitamin B12. A lack if it can cause weakness, insomnia, edema and abdominal pain. • Vitamin D: Is called the “sunshine vitamin” because it is produced in the body after exposure to the sun. Irritability, muscle cramps and even late teething could be tied to vitamin D deficiency.

An orthotic can help ease persistent muscle fatigue and foot pain.

“It’s a widely held misconception that foot orthotics are just for people who have grey hair and arthritis,” says Ryan Robinson, a Canadian certified pedorthist and president of the Pedorthic Association of Canada. “Foot orthotics can be invaluable for providing comfort and correcting weight-bearing foot problems for people of all ages, especially those who have to stand for most of the day.” Canadians who are on their feet all the time and experience pain at the end

of the day and early in the morning should ask their physician for a referral to a Canadian certified pedorthist who is an orthotic and footwear expert. They will perform a thorough assessment of the patient’s feet and lower limbs and, if required, will provide custom made orthotics that will keep them on their feet, free of pain. More information is available online at www.pedorthic.ca.

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May 10, 2013 The Delta Optimist A37

Sixth generation GTI quick as ever BY

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The formula for producing the GTI is a simple one. Start with one standardissue Volkswagen Golf twoor four-door hatchback, drop in a spunky engine and other sporty content and watch them literally fly out of dealer showrooms. Sounds straightforward enough, yet surprisingly few automotive brands have dared challenge Volkswagen’s three-decadelong domination of the performance-infused compactcar niche. And the few that do, including Mazdaspeed3, Honda Civic Si, Mini Cooper and most recently the Ford Focus ST, have a tough fight on their hands. The sixth-generation GTI that came to our shores for the 2010 model year is due for replacement late this year or the spring of next, and will originate from

VW’s production facility in Puebla, Mexico. That means if you’re looking to acquire an honest-to-goodness German-manufactured GTI, this could be your final opportunity. Since it is Golf-based, the GTI benefits from that model’s uncomplicated design and generously sized hatch opening. From that point, VW replaces the nose with a blacked-out egg-crate grille and installs a larger air intake and running lights below the bumper. And for that final touch, the GTI comes with a set of unique 18-inch “Detroit” alloy wheels that can be easily spotted from afar. Of course the GTI shares the Golf’s ability to stow about as much luggage as most mid-size sedans. It can more than triple its normal cargo space for accommodating bulkier objects when the 60:40 split rear seat is

The GTI will soon be manufactured in Mexico. folded flat. That makes the GTI a useful as well as a sporty vehicle. The GTI further distances itself from mainstream Golfs with its wellbolstered front seats with plaid inserts, as did the very first GTI. For driving convenience, there’s a thicker flat-bottom steering wheel, size-large tachometer and speedometer, and brushed aluminum pedals. Drivers will enthuse over the standard 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder

engine that generates 200 horsepower and 207 poundfeet of torque. By comparison, base Golfs make do with a 2.5-litre five-cylinder with 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The turbo-four functions through a six-speed manual transmission or optional dual-clutch automated manual gearbox (DSG). The former comes with hill hold assist that gives you sufficient time to move your right foot from the brake pedal to the accelera-

tor without having the car roll backward. Selecting the DSG assures you of rapid-fire shifts, in as little as fourhundredths of a second (much faster than your typical automatic transmission), and contributes to the GTI’s estimated fuel economy of 8.7 l/100 km in the city and 6.3 on the highway, compared to 9.9/6.7 if you stick with the stick. Gear changes can be left to the transmission to figure out or they can be controlled manually using finger-controls on the steering wheel (or by toggling the floor shifter). The DSG also includes a launch-control program that, when the GTI is stopped, allows you to rev up the engine before the clutch is engaged. The result is an extra-quick start compared to a manual-trans versions, with virtually zero wheelspin.

On the open road, the sport-tuned suspension, consisting of stiffer front and rear anti-sway bars, helps the GTI remain relatively flat through the turns while maximizing steering control. In addition, largerdiameter front and rear disc brake rotors deliver some serious stopping power for the 1,375-kilogram hatchback. GTI pricing begins at $30,800 ($31,800 for the four-door), which includes destination charges, all the go-fast stuff plus most key comfort necessities. A convenience package featuring a power sunroof and touch-screen audio controls is optional. Beyond that, adding a navigation system, push-button start, leathercovered seats, pivoting headlights, premium sound system and more exotic wheels will push your acquisition cost well into the $40,000 region.


A38 The Delta Optimist May 10, 2013

The

Chancey Team

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Immaculate, updated and spacious one bedroom condo in desirable Westham Lane! Great kitchen kitchen with new stainless steel appliances. Lovely living room with gas fireplace; dining area; and a large bedroom with walk in closet. 11’x9’ covered deck with plenty of room for BBQ’s & patio furniture. View of town center & a bright west exposure. Tastefully decorated with warm colors, baseboards and laminate floors.

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Spacious & comfortable rancher with a loft area; located in a great cul-de-sac and backs onto Kensington Park. South East exposed back yard with beautiful new sundeck overlooking the park and greenspace. Living room, dining room, family room, kitchen and a huge master bedroom. Updates include all new flooring, new window coverings, new paint, bathroom tiles and more. Total of 3 gas fireplaces!!! Loft area includes bedroom with 3 piece ensuite and a lovely sitting area and balcony. Perfect for the empty nester...this could be your dream come true.

Call Bob, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899. For floor plans, photos and 360 tours go to www.TheChanceyTeam.com

4648 Kensington Place, Ladner • $596,500

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Boundary Bay Masterpiece. A Bright and Open Living Space Designed with Luxurious Carefree Living In Mind. This cozy beach cottage has been totally transformed with the finest in finishings. And for the executive or guest, there is a 464 square foot detached studio/office with 1 bedroom and a bath. Vaulted celings in Living room and a fabulous kitchen (with built in Miele steam oven & coffee system) are enhanced with folding windows & walls for barrier free indoor outdoor living & entertaining. Private Outdoor area with gas fire pit, eating bar, greenhouse & outdoor shower. Located just minutes from beach. Enjoy quality of life in this truly one of a kind, unique home. You’ll be the envy of all your friends!

Call Bob, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899. For floor plans, photos and 360 tours go to www.TheChanceyTeam.com

235 66A Street, Tsawwassen • $729,000

*These Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver statistics are based on combined listing and sales. #1 Agent REBGV 1986. #2 Agent REBGV1987. #3 Agent REBGV 1985 & 1988 #1 Agent in S. Delta for 11 years 1984-1992, 1996 and 2007 (Team) MLS President Club for 10 years 1984-1992 and 2007* **Based on The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver career statistics for Bob &/or Linda Chancey


May 10, 2013 The Delta Optimist A39

Chancey Team

The

604.946.8899

www.theCHANCEYteam.com

Bob 604.946.8899

linda 604.880.5552

Blake 604.788.0480

What a delight. Over $300,000 (receipts avail.) spent renovating this 2,200 square foot, 3 bedroom rancher. Great room area includes eating area, family room and a fantastic gourmet kitchen with looads of special features including 6 burner gas cooktop, lots of built-ins and a large pantry. Plus you will find this terrific sunroom/sitting room overlooking beautifully landscaped yard with raised gardens, pond & shrubs. Cozy living room with built-in entertainment bookshelves and a gorgeous floor to ceiling fireplace. Formal dining room with nook for your buffet. Amazing new roof! Air conditioned, upgraded electric, new windows, California shutters, hi-tech boiler system and more.

Call Bob, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899. For floor plans, photos and 360 tours go to www.TheChanceyTeam.com

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Conveniently located in the heart of Ladner this home offers total luxury with instant hot water system, radiant in-floor heating upstairs and on main, deluxe kitchen with an island and stainless steel appliances, hand scraped engineered hardwood flooring, quartz countertops and extensive millwork throughout. Beautiful open concept. Total of 3 bedrooms, den, 2-1/2 baths, detached garage and more.

Call Bob, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899. For floor plans, photos and 360 tours go to www.TheChanceyTeam.com

5511 48B Ave., Ladner • $638,900

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Fabulous rancher with walk out basement featuring a DETACHED 400+ sq ft WORKSHOP/ GARAGE with 200 amp service. Located on a quiet, desirable street within walking distance to schools, parks & rec centre. Loads of updates but still tons of character in this solid home with a total of 4 bedrooms. Living room featuring hardwood flooring and gas fireplace; dining room with a peek-a-boo view of mountains, reno'd kitchen; den with built-ins. Basement has been virtually redone and boasts a terrific media room, all wired for your home theatre system. Thermo windows, metal roof, loads of electrical, plumbing upgrades and more!

Call Bob, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899. For floor plans, photos and 360 tours go to www.TheChanceyTeam.com

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Whether you are downsizing from a home or upsizing from a smaller place, this 1445 sq ft waterfront condo fits the bill. This corner unit is centrally located just minutes walk from Ladner Village, a marina and an island. Wheelchair accessible with parking right outside your door, this recently renovated and well-maintained condo has two large bedrooms, two full baths and a lovely den enclosed by large windows on two sides making it a bright cheery space. This beautiful corner unit boasts a south west facing patio surrounded by groomed gardens for comfortable living. This unit is a truly rare find!!

Call Bob, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899. For floor plans, photos and 360 tours go to www.TheChanceyTeam.com

#105-4955 River Rd., Ladner • $457,000 *These Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver statistics are based on combined listing and sales. #1 Agent REBGV 1986. #2 Agent REBGV1987. #3 Agent REBGV 1985 & 1988 #1 Agent in S. Delta for 11 years 1984-1992, 1996 and 2007 (Team) MLS President Club for 10 years 1984-1992 and 2007* **Based on The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver career statistics for Bob &/or Linda Chancey

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JUST LISTED • SPRAWLING RANCHER


A40 The Delta Optimist May 10, 2013

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Email: mbooth@delta-optimist.com

May 10, 2013 The Delta Optimist A41

“Get your life back” on the Canada Line @ Lansdowne Station

Pioneers look for fast start out of gate Senior lacrosse team opens season Sunday at Queen’s Park Arena playing four less league games BY

MARK BOOTH

mbooth@delta-optimist.com

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The Ladner Pioneers should be wearing track shoes when they open their West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association regular season on Sunday night at Queen’s Park Arena. The typical 18-game schedule has been reduced to 14 this year (home and away against all seven teams) which leaves little room for hiccups or slumps. “You really can’t afford to take any team lightly or it may just come back to bite you,” said returning head coach Bob Taylor. “We have to make sure we start the season running and never slow down.” The Pioneers take on the Royal City Capitals then play their home opener next Thursday (7 p.m.) against the Nanaimo Timbermen at the Ladner Leisure Centre. They are coming off a 13-6-0-1 campaign that resulted in a third place finish and an eventual semi-final series loss to the Valley Rebels. Everything points to this perennial powerhouse franchise being in championship contention again as it quietly has gone through a major roster transformation in the last three seasons. Fifteen players are back and there could be more depending on Western Lacrosse Association tryouts. The group includes Travis St. Germain who was second in league scoring with 82 points in 18 games, along with Nathan Clare, Quinn Waddington, Chris Fox and captain David Yee. “We’ve never really had to rebuild,” said assistant coach Sam Thauli who has contributed to this franchise over the years as a player and a coach. “We’ve been fortunate with the talent coming in. They’re a good group of guys who come out to practice every time wanting to accomplish something.”

SATURDAY, MAY 11 1:13 5:54 1:05 8:36

MARK BOOTH

mbooth@delta-optimist.com

The Delta Islanders exploded for five unanswered goals en route to a 13-9 road win over the New West Salmonbellies Tuesday to remain perfect three games into the B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse League season. Trailing 7-3 near the midway mark of the second period, the Islanders scored three goals in 97 seconds, including a pair from Eli McLaughlin. By the time the second-year standout had completed his hat trick in the early stages of

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Local product Nathan Clare led the Ladner Pioneers in playoff scoring last season. He is among 15 returnees. The club is still looking for another goaltender with veteran Nathan Wilson the only stopper signed to date. Longtime starter Rob Cook has

opted to retire again and Kevin Hill is currently focused on his management duties with the WLA Coquitlam Adanacs.

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the third, Delta had 9-7 lead and would go on to a big early season win at historic Queen’s Park Arena. “When we were down by three or four goals, we were reassuring the boys by telling them not to panic and just stick to the process by playing Islanders lacrosse,” said head coach Shaun Springett. “I told them afterwards you don’t win trophies in May but it was nice to see what they are capable of.” Richmond Intermediate call-up Ryland Hood got his first ever junior “A” start and was terrific, making 50 saves. With Will Schwan expected to be out for an

extended period, Springett will continue to lean on Hood and Delta intermediate Matt Keith who was in net for earlier wins over Burnaby and Nanaimo. Hood will be back between the pipes for Saturday’s home game against Port Coquitlam at Sungod Arena (7:30 p.m.) while Keith will get the start on Sunday in Victoria. The Islanders’ offence is firing on all-cylinders, averaging over 14 goals per game. McLaughlin had his most productive game of the season with seven points, while Cody Nass continued his blistering pace with two goals and five

assists. The Richmond product, who should still be playing intermediate, leads the league in scoring with 22 points in three games. Tyler Nett had a hat trick and Mike Henry added three assists. Delta also continues to get excellent work from local intermediates Jon Phillips (two goals) and Evan Messenger (a goal and a assist). “(Offensive assistant) John (Wilson) is doing a great job with this group,” added Springett. “You only have to watch how we work the ball around on the power play.” Alex Morghese and Mike Donaldson had the other goals.

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SDSS sending large contingent to Valley championships South Delta Sun Devils are sending their largest contingent of athletes in recent memory to next week’s Fraser Valley Track and Field Championships in Abbotsford. Through the support of Anne Howlett and Rick Connors, coach Jim Noel has been able to field the biggest and most versatile track team in the past six years. That was evident at the regional qualifying meet where the Sun Devils produced a number of outstanding results. “It was great to see Grade 8 athletes like Alice Stade, Nathalie Sonntag,

Lauren Howlett and Anika Bosch join athletes who have had success in other sports like Gord Nicholson, Mark Dykstra, Christine Howlett, Bryce Connors, and Mallory Pope and try their hand at track and field,” said Noel. Highlighted results over the two-day meet included: Mackenzie Connors: 1st in Steeplechase, 3rd in 3000 and 1500. Anika Bosch: 3rd in the 1500 and 3000 and 4th in the 800. Christine Howlett: 1st in shotput, 2nd in discus and 3rd in javelin. Hailea Caldwell: 2nd in Jr girls shotput, 2nd

in discus, and 4th in javelin. Ross Mcleod: - 2nd in Boys 400 and 5th in the 800. Mitch Dino: - 2nd in 100 m. Gord Nicholson: 2nd in high jump. Mark Dykstra: 3rd in 200 m, 4th in the 100 and 5th in the triple jump. Daniel Finkle: 3rd in 800 m and 4th in the 1500. Lauren Howlett: 2nd in Gr. 8 200 m. Morgan Stade: 2nd in Jr boys shotput and 5th in long jump. Alice Stade: 5th in 80m Hurdles. Jordan Baum: 5th in 3000. Mallory Pope: 1st in 100m hurdles and 4th in 100 m. Lauren Dewar: 2nd in Sr Girls shotput and 3rd in

South Delta Sun Devils track and field program has qualified one of its biggest teams in recent memory for next week’s Fraser Valley Championships in Abbotsford. 400m. Nathalie Sonntag: 4th in Gr 8 200 m. Maia

Christian: 5th in Jr Girls 3000 and 5th in 1500

Bryce Connors: 2nd in Jr Boys 1500 Steeplechase.

U16 Delta Selects win Coastal Cup SUBMITTED

LADNER TRUNK ROAD CONSTRUCTION April 15, 2013 to June 28, 2013 To meet the demand for electricity and improved reliability, BC Hydro is currently constructing a new, underground duct bank along the north-side of Ladner Trunk Road. Construction began on Monday, April 15, 2013 and is expected to be completed by Friday, June 28, 2013. The construction route is as follows: •

Ladner Trunk Road at 64th Street to 57th Street

North along 57th Street to 49B Avenue

The project schedule has been divided into three phases to minimize impacts. Phase 1: 64th Street to 61st Street •

Annual General Meeting

6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Phase 2: 61st Street to 57th Street (Night Work) •

South Delta Minor Hockey

8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Phase 3: North along 57th Street to 49B Avenue •

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Tsawwassen midfielders Lauren Gau and Sydney Lowe helped the Delta Selects capture the U16 Coastal “A” Cup championship last weekend in Richmond with a 2-1 win over the Upper Vancouver Island Storm. The girls earlier won the Metro Select League with an 18-2-2 record and will complete their outstanding campaign at the Provincial “A” Cup championships in Langley in early July.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday February 21 May 27, 2013 ~ 7:00 pm at the Beach Grove Golf Course

Construction will result in revised and counter-flow traffic patterns; normal traffic patterns will resume outside of construction hours. BC Hydro recognizes the inconvenience this construction may cause

The following positions are up for re-election: President, VP Bantam/Midget, VP Atom/Peewee, VP Girls, Secretary, Director of Marketing.

and we thank you for your patience and understanding. We will strive to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible. If you have any questions or would like more information about this project, please contact BC Hydro at 1 866 647 3334 or

Special Resolutions will be voted on. 3874

stakeholderengagement@bchydro.com.

Visit www.southdeltahockey.com for more information. Interested applicants should email to sdmha@telus.net

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Canadians coach departs for position with BWC academy views. The drive just got to me. “It’s actually going to be a step down mbooth@delta-optimist.com from being a major midget head coach but it presents a different challenge for me as The Greater Vancouver Canadians will well. More importantly, my life is going to have a new head coach next season. become a little easier.” The B.C. Major Midget Hockey League Mack leaves the Canadians with some club announced Leland Mack is stepping down after four seasons at the helm. He has unfinished business and that was the heartbreak of not getting past the accepted a position to run the Giants in four consecutive Burnaby Winter Club’s U16 playoff series with each academy team. going the distance. This seaUnder Mack, the son’s encounter might have Canadians have been one been the most painful of all of the league’s top teams — as Greater Vancouver took reaching the provincial semithe series opener and had finals each season before a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes falling to eventual chamin game two, only to allow pion Vancouver Northwest the Giants to rally back. The Giants. His replacement will Canadians also had a 3-1 be determined through the advantage in the deciding league’s annual coaching game before surrendering selection process, which is Leland Mack four unanswered goals. overseen by B.C. Hockey. “It’s funny because you All BCMMHL coaching think the progression would be finally assignments are volunteer positions and breaking through after knocking on the Mack will be paid to be part of the BWC door so many times,” reflected Mack. “I Academy staff. However, that’s not the reareally thought this was going to be the year. son behind his decision. The Port Moody “The best chance was definitely game resident wanted to make life easier after the long commute to practices and games at the two. In hindsight, I thought we sat back too much in the third period and it cost us. We Richmond Olympic Oval. might have had a two goal lead in game “It was fun working with some great three but we hadn’t played well up until talent and having the opportunity to develop these guys for the next step of their that point. Mack still will be heading to the other careers,” said Mack who has worked with the likes of current WHL scoring champion side of the Fraser as a part-time coach with the South Delta secondary school hockey Nic Petan. “I had full intentions of coming academy. He will also continue as a scout back until recently when I was making the with the Seattle Thunderbirds. trip out to Richmond for player exit interBY

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The 66X40 foot upland lot is used as parking with 2 storage sheds now, but you can investigate a building opportunity with Municipal authorities. The 66X65 Water Lot is zoned to moor 2 Float homes & Boat moorage with Municipal Water & Sewer connected. The actual upland ownership is 66X76 feet with about 30 feet eroded away over time. The Float homes are NOT for sale! There are lots of wildlife viewings, Seals, Eagles, Ducks & Swans! West & North West sunsets. It is a romantic atmosphere that can't be beat. Water Front lots are rarely available, so don't lose your chance to own a bit of Ladner's River paradise.

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Do not miss this STUNNING 5 year young 2,580 sq.ft executive home with master bedroom on main floor! 4 bedrooms, top quality finishings, stainless steel appliances, granite, hardwood, crown moulding, balcony overlooking garden, 3 sets of french doors off master, family and living rooms, landscaped yard, radiant heat, etc! Located in Popular Beach Grove. Beautiful outdoor jacuzzi hot tub with covered patio!

EXCELLENT VALUE FOR 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOME

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1617 Duncan Drive, Tsawwassen

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#41-4955 57th Street, Ladner

$1,038,000

EXCELLENT 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOME!

Beautiful 1,503 sq.ft spacious 3 bedroom 2-Level Townhome in Ladner’s very sought-after Rosewood Court complex! Wonderful layout, end unit, new paint, radiant heat on main floor, laminate flooring, 2 parking spots! Do not miss this opportunity to own in the heart of Historic Ladner Village! Walk to absolutely everything from your unit! Call today!

Excellent UPDATED 2 bedroom townhome, end unit, located in Ladner’s popular Oasis complex! Newer kitchen, laminate flooring, bathroom, paint, light fixtures, etc! etc! etc! Private yard, end unit, close to all amenities! Don’t miss this one ! Check out 360º Virtual tour online! Priced to sell!

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$279,900

EXCELLENT FAMILY HOME ON LARGE LOT!

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Beautiful and unique 3,583 sq.ft, 3-Level home in soughtafter Upper Tsawwassen location. Main floor living & 4 bedrooms up with finished lower level with additional fifth bedroom. Lower level could be converted into a suite. Recreation room opens to hot tub, pool & deck area in private sun-drenched yard. New pool liner, sump filter, pump, and heater. Master bedroom has “VIEW” of Mt Baker and walk-in closet. Home is beautifully updated with new hardwood, stone fireplace, paint, bathrooms, etc! etc! Absolutely gorgeous--ready for your family and to entertain!

#17-4748 54A Street, Ladner

916 Gale Drive, Tsawwassen

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$439,900

$799,900

FANTASTIC 2 BEDROOM 1,244 SQ.FT CONDO ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CUSTOM RANCHER WITH LOFT!

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Absolutely flawless 1-owner 1,244 sq.ft 2 bedroom condo located in very desirable Fairway Estates! Walk to absolutely all of Tsawwassen Town Centre’s amenities in minutes! 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, large storage space, etc! Beautiful quiet covered balcony, newer roof on complex, rainscreened building, trouble-free! Don’t miss this one! Clean-as-a-whistle! Come and see your new home today!

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#B302-1248 Hunter Road, Tsawwassen

EXCELLENT PRICE! MARINA GARDENS!

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Absolutely stunning 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, executive home in Ladner’s Marina Garden Estates. Living room and great room with open plan. Large kitchen with Jenn Air and Bosch appliances, granite counters, ceramic tiles, hardwood flooring.

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EXCELLENT SIDE-SPLIT IN TSAWWASSEN’S SOUGHT-AFTER PEBBLE HILL AREA! Walk to Diefenbaker park in minutes!!!!!! Well maintained, easy-to-care-for garden, property built on rock (good drainage etc!) New roof, paint (interior and exterior), fence, parquet flooring, blinds, kitchen updates, etc! Walk to all schools, etc! Don’t miss this one! Check out 360º Virtual tour online and CALL TODAY FOR A PRIVATE VIEWING!

206 52nd Street, Tsawwassen

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$829,900

BEAUTIFUL BRAND NEW TOP-QUALITY EXECUTIVE HOME IN LADNER’S NEWEST SUBDIVISION! 5 bedroom + Office home which includes a 1 bedroom legal self-contained side suite! This home is a must see! Large open plan kitchen/great room home with top-of-the-line Whirlpool appliances, engineered hardwood, caesar stone countertops, geinow windows, custom paint, wainscotting, built-in alarm, built-in vacuum, covered outdoor patio. Largest lot in new subdivision with sunny rear yard!

$919,900 BRAND NEW HOME WITH SUITE!

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4935 63A Street, Ladner

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$909,900

Beautiful 3 or 4 bedroom 2,098 sq. ft. home in Ladner’s desirable Bentley Lane subdivision. 2 yers young, with features such as granite counters, crown mouldings, hardwood flooring, tile, etc.! Large detached double garage at rear lane, 2-5-10 year warranty, etc! In the heart of Ladner, walkin distance to nature trails, river, Historic Ladner Village Market, golf course, schools, etc.! Don’t miss this! Priced for immediate sale! Check out 360º Virtual tour oneline! 5156 Westminster Ave., Ladner

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Absolutely phenomenal 3,000 sq.ft 5 bedroom +den executive home, BRAND NEW, with all the top-quality finishings! Beautiful new subdivision surrounded by high-end homes, this one is a must-see! Includes a 1 bedroom legal self-contained side suite! Large open plan kitchen/great room with extensive moulding, recessed ceilings, etc! Spice kitchen, top-of-the-line Bosch appliances, quartz counters, wide-plank hardwood, crown moulding, etc! etc! Covered patio, LARGE REAR YARD with yard for tenant too! Designer paint, wainscotting, built-in alarm, built-in vacuum, don’t miss this one!

$579,900

GREAT FAMILY HOME!

4936 63A Street, Ladner

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$769,900

5805 Fairwynd Wd., Ladner

BEAUTIFUL BRAND NEW HOME

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5301 Pinehurst Place, Tsawwassen

$409,900

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RARE! Beautiful 2,485 sq.ft 3 bedroom+loft executive rancher in desirable Imperial Village Subdivision! One of the largest lots in the complex, over 9,000 sq.ft, cul-de-sac location, sun-drenched! Custom-built with top quality finishings, open-plan, vaulted ceilings, large master suite with jacuzzi tub etc, 2 fireplaces, etc! Updates include re-conditioned roof, professional landscaping, new high-efficiency IBC Boiler and hot water system ($15,000), hardwood flooring, counters, etc! LARGE attic space with walkable ceiling height!

$712,900

EXCELLENT CONDO, WALK TO AMENITIES

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Top floor 2 bdrm, 2 bathrm condo in sought after Century House. This home has been freshly painted throughout and has new light fixtures. Extremely well kept with 970 sq ft living space! 2 parking stalls and a storage locker. All centrally located to all showing & amenities! Priced to sell!

#305-1175 Ferguson, Tsawwassen

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$229,900

Nobody sells more real estate than Fraser in Ladner / Tsawwassen* *based on number of sales in 2010, 2011, 2012!

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Call Fraser today for UNBEATABLE Real Estate Marketing Expertise. Ask about my Vancouver Sun marketing campaign. Re/Max Progroup Realty 100 - 5000 Bridge Street


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Top 1% of ALL REALTORS® IN GREATER VANCOUVER in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Top 5% of all REALTORS® in Greater Vancouver in 2006,2007,2008

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EXCELLENT RANCHER IN 10+ LOCATION!

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Don’t miss this beautiful 1,636 sq.ft 3 bedroom rancher in one of Tsawwassen’s hidden gem streets! Updates include fresh paint, new plumbing ($14,000 spent), new water tank, washing machine, dishwasher, garage doors, covered patio, cement patio, shed! Walk to all Town Centre amenities in minutes. West-exposed yard, living room and family room, gas fireplace!

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#3-45150 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack

5720 Ferguson Court, Tsawwassen

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$629,900

EXCELLENT 2-STOREY HOME WITH 2 BEDROOM SUITE Investor Alert! Fix it up ot tear down your choice! 8,837 sq.ft. corner lot on Cliff Drive. Has existing 2 storey 2,337 sq.ft. home. Needs work but investors can turn this into two 2 bedroom rental units or develop this prime location with a possible potential to subdivide! This property is a bargain. Priced 2-% below assessed value!

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Custom built side by side duplex located in sought after Beach Grove just steps to beach and schools. Three bedrooms one side two on the other with south exposed private yard. Extended family or rental. This is extremely rare.

EXCELLENT 2,485 SQ.FT HOME

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BEAUTIFUL 4,000 + SQ.FT EXECUTIVE HOME ON LARGE 10,000 SQ.FT LOT ON DESIRABLE WALLACE AVE! Too many features to list! Granite counters, solid wood cabinets, large kitchen island, jetted master bathtub with custom shower, gas fireplace solid wood front door, Jenn Air/ Bosch Appliances, coffered ceilings, cultured stone fireplace, pot lights throughout, hardi-plank, etc etc etc!

LARGE, SPACIOUS CONDO

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4504 River Road West, Ladner

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WHAT A STEAL! MUST SELL! Excellent 1,313 sq.ft 3 bedroom rancher located in VERY desirable location on no-through street in West Ladner! 6,500 sq.ft sunny lot with storage shed/workshop, and loads of appeal! Living room and family room, 1.5 bathrooms, and some great updates! Don’t miss this one!

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4804 Cannery Crescent, Ladner

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$505,000

Absolutely Wonderful 1,150 sq.ft SPACIOUS TOP FLOOR, PENTHOUSE CORNER UNIT WITH LOADS OF WINDOWS AND A VERY QUIET/PRIVATE OUTLOOK! Don’t miss this one! LARGEST SUITE IN BUILDING! Large 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, HUGE BONUS STORAGE ROOM IN UNIT, French Doors to balcony, cozy gas fireplace, crown moulding, walk in closet, etc! Check out 360º VIRTUAL TOUR ONLINE! Don’t miss this one!

#328-1441 Garden Place, Tsawwassen

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3,315 SQ.FT CHARACTER HOME! River views!!! 7 bedrooms, including a 2 bedroom nanny suite, or daycare facility, everything upgraded! new metal roof skylights, fascia boards, upgraded wiring, pot lights, all plumbing replaced, furnace, water tank, appliances! New siding, casings, soffit, windows! Beautiful refinished hardwood, high-end kitchen renovations granite counters! Bathrooms renovated, 3rd level-very stylish bedroom & flex-room! West Ladner’s sought-after Port Guichon area!

$599,900

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5211 Wallace Avenue, Tsawwassen

$1,450,000 3,315 sq.ft. RENOVATED CHARACTER HOME with suite!

Do not miss this fabulous updated 2-level on a great street in very central location, walking distance to all amenities! Large 2,516 sq.ft. home, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms (master has ensuite)! Many updates including new windows, rear deck, water tank, new flooring, new ensuite bathroom, light fixtures, all appliances, updated kitchen, etc.! Great home, large 7,554 sq.ft. south-exposed lot, lots of parking.

5314 Belair Crescent, Tsawwassen

$995,000

STUNNING CUSTOM BUILT HOME!

$419,900

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5808-5806 17A Ave., Tsawwassen

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Absolutely beautiful 1,324 sq.ft. spacious 2 bedroom unit overlooking Beach Grove Golf Course! Vews! Views! Views! Great, quiet, concrete building, wonderful end unit, total privacy! Formal Dining and living rooms, 2 spacious bedrooms, Extra large storage locker across the hall! (Hot water heat, gas fireplace, hot water, stove/oven, & barbecue outlet all incl in maintenance fees!). #201 1400 View Cr, Tsawwassen

$568,800

EXCELLENT FULL DUPLEX!

$9,000,000

BEAUTIFUL VIEW CONDO

4905 Cliff Drive, Tsawwassen

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Free standing building currently operated by “End of the Roll” who are moving to a smaller location! Building is 60’x 120’ with ceiling height of 18’ (+). Great freeway exposure and visibility! Good access/ egress. Same site as “Value Village” and “MJM Furniture”.

$279,900

EXCELLENT BUILDING LOT UPPER TSAWWASSEN

Build 4,000 sq.ft. in quiet cul-de sac location. Use your own builder or use Andres Homes!

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941 50th Street, Tsawwassen

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$625,000

THIS HOME IS HARD TO BEAT!

Great 4 bedroom family home right in the heart of Ladner! Located in an excellent West Ladner location, walking distance to Historic Ladner Village and town centre. This home is hard to beat! It has a great 2,300 sq.ft layout of open living space and generous sized bedrooms. Each rs sunny windows and a cozy living room large ffe le ohas ltip mu gas fireplace! The house has many updates including new furnace, hot water tank, roof and windows! Don’t miss this!

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4993 Linden Drive, Ladner

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$599,900

#1 Agent in Ladner / Tsawwassen*

2010, 2011, 2012 *Based on number of sales in 2010, 2011, 2012!

*This representation is based in whole or in part on Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics

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WOW! A LUXURY EXECUTIVE ESTATE IN THE HEART OF LADNER! 6,160 sq.ft HOME less than 1 year old! Built with total style and quality finishings! Situated on a park-like 20,000 sq.ft lot in perfect location! Contemporary styled home, high 25 foot ceilings, euroline windows and doors, Kentwood Wide-Plank hardwood floors, high-end bathrooms, etc! Stunning and a one-of-a-kind estate! Professionally landscaped yard.

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1212 Pacific Drive, Tsawwassen

5382 Crescent Drive, Ladner

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$1,695,000

POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY!

BRAND NEW 2,879 sq.ft EXECUTIVE 5 bedroom+office home in new subdivision! 1 bedroom legal self-contained side suite! Large open plan kitchen/great room with extensive moulding, recessed ceilings, stonework, etc! Spice kitchen, Bosch appliances, caesar stone countertops, undermount aser sinks, etc! Hand-scraped fr eek byflooring, whardwood tiled entrance, etc! Geinow Windos, in-floor radiant heat, large patio, custom paint, wainscotting, built-in alarm, built-in vacuum, 7.1 surround sound built-in speakers! 6342 Brodie Road, Ladner

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RURAL LIVING!!! 14,811 SQ.FT. LOT!

EXCELLENT 1,258 sq.ft spacious 2 bedroom ground-floor unit in Tsawwassen’s very popular Royal Oaks Complex! Walk to ALL AMENITIES in minutes! New carpeting, paint, ready to move in! Nice patio, etc! Check out 360 Virtual tour online and don’t miss it!

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3715 Arthur Drive, Ladner

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$349,900

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RESORT LIVING ON GOLF COURSE!

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#105-4758 53rd Street, Ladner

Do not miss the opportunity to own this stunning executive condo in –latest & greatest ResortLike living complex, Tsawwassen Springs! UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF NEW GOLF COURSE AND NORTH SHORE MOUNTAINS! Absolute top quality finishings, 1,534 sf, 2 bdrm & den unit, granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stainless appls, Geothermal Heat, etc! Approximately $45,000 in extra furnishings included with this unit!

#206-5099 Springs Blvd., Tsawwassen

$269,900

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EXCELLENT FAMILY HOME

$699,900

CUSTOM HOME BUILT BY ANDRES HOMES

Beautiful 2,277 sq.ft 5 bedroom 3 bathroom family home with master on main floor! Located in Ladner’s premier Marina Garden Estates! Nielson Grove catchment! Lovingly maintained! Formal living and dining rooms, family room and eating area off kitchen. Walk out to your sundrenched rear yard! Walk to all nature trails, golf, restaurants, Historic Ladner Village Market, all in minutes!

BEAUTIFUL NEW HOME

5348 Commodore Drive, Ladner

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$429,900

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Absolutely beautiful 923 sq.ft 2 bedroom condo in Sought-after Sunningdale #3 in the heart of Historic Ladner Village! Updated with new laminate, crown and baseboard mouldings, paint, appliances, etc! etc! etc! Nothing to do but move in! Beautiful spacious private balcony overlooking greenery! New roof in complex! Priced to sell!

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Stop right here! Don’t miss this one! 1,708 sq.ft 3-level 3 or 4 bedroom townhome in desirable complex in Central Ladner Location! Updated with new lighting, paint, laminate flooring, appliances, washer/dryer, roof, etc! SPACIOUS FLOOR PLAN, room for your whole family! DOUBLE GARAGE PLUS PARKING OUTSIDE GARAGE! PRIVATE SUNNY SOUTH-FACING REAR YARD WITH 6 FT PALM TREE and other mature landscaping! Great value! Check out 360 Virtual tour online! #7-5671 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner

$888,888

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL 923 SQ.FT. 2 BEDROOM CONDO

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$679,900

SPACIOUS 1,708 SQ.FT TOWNHOME!

Gorgeous executive BRAND NEW home in desirable neighbourhood! 2,787 sq.ft home with 5 bedrooms and den, and a self contained legal 1 bedroom side suite! Stunning home! HST included!! High end finishings include granite and stone countertops, high end maple engineered hardwood, gorgeous porcelain tile, in-floor radiant heat with 4 zones, on demand hot water, etc! etc! 4943 63A Street, Ladner

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Beautiful RARE property on Prestigious Arthur Drive! 950 sq.ft 2 bedroom rancher, with a 2,000 sq.ft shop at rear of property! VERY LARGE LOT (14,811 sq.ft) with HUGE amount of parking, very private yard, and a very cute appeal! Don’t miss your chance for rural type living 2 minutes from Historic Ladner Village! This property has endless opportunity and lots of space for your creative needs! Check out 360º Virtual tour online!

#111-1100 56th Street, Tsawwassen

STUNNING BRAND NEW HOME WITH SUITE

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$880,000

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DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to own a beautiful piece of Historic Ladner Village! Prime Development Property! 12,700 sq.ft Lot. Official Community Plan Designation is MDR (Medium Density Residential) which can allow for condominiums and/or townhomes. Check City Hall for details. 10+ for Location, 1 minute walk to Nature Trails on the River!

4829 48th Avenue, Ladner

$909,900

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STOP RIGHT HERE! Absolutely breathtaking custom designed Bel-Air style executive home in Tsawwassen’s highly attractive Stahaken Subdivision! 4,300 sq.ft of top-notch construction and high-end upgrades! 4 bedrooms and an office, 4 bedrooms and an office, 4 bathrooms, 22 foot vaulted entrance with custom designed granite and marble flooring, 12 foot ceilings throughout dining and living room area!

$729,900

TOP QUALITY EXECUTIVE 4,000 sq.ft executive family home with top quality finishings. Finishings include 10 ft ceilings, wide-plank hardwood, custom crafted carpentry, solid wood cabinets, quartz counters, Fisher Paykel Appliances, 5 full bathrooms, and master ensuite. A/C, landscaped, outdoor kitchen, fireplace. 944 Underhill Drive, Tsawwassen

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Social Services

Hotel Restaurant

MEADOWS RESTAURANT Requires Full-Time & Part Time SERVERS Required for a hotel in Delta. Should be flexible for shifts. Email resumes to chef@deltainn.com or fax to 604.946.5916 THE ACAD. PUBLIC HOUSE (Van) seeks F/T Cooks. Min. 2 yrs of exp + High Sch. Dipl. req’d. $12/hr. theacademicpublichouse@gmail.com NOW HIRING Job Opportunity for a new restaurant in Tsawassen, BC. Thai-Isaan Cuisine and Cafe´. 1 Thai Food Chef with at least 5 years experience. 1 Food Preparation/Chefs Assistant. 1 Part Time Server (morning shift). Wage is negotiable based on experience. Please forward resume to: Thai-Isaan@outlook.com 1256, 56 St, Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2A4

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca caregiving@plea.bc.ca

1310

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

SPROTTSHAW.COM

MARKETPLACE 1410

Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $67!

Richmond: May 18 or June 9 Surrey: Every Saturday Also Bby • Coq • M.Ridge • Van • Lgly Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Continuing Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

www.foodsafe-courses.com

604-272-7213

2135

Wanted to Buy

CASH PAID! TEAK FURN. + All RETRO & ANTIQUE items & collectibles Derek 604-442-2099 Thanks!

Saturday, May 11th 9:00am - 4:00pm

2060

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper

2075

Furniture

SACRIFICE MOVING Sale · Grand Piano Ivory 5’ was $2900, now $1900 · Antique table w/ 6 chairs (chippendale) was $2900 now $1900, · Brown 8 drawer dresser 5’ 6' long $80, 604-946-8890

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GARAGE SALES ★CHARITY★ GARAGE SALE

For Sale Miscellaneous

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9500 VanHorn Way, Richmond (between Costco & Casino) Furniture, toys, books, household, collectibles, etc.

149 - 53 Street, Multi family garage sale. Sat. May 11, 8 AM - 1 PM Furniture, InSTEP baby jogging stroller, industrial carpet cleaner, art work, HP 88XL inkjets, large multi burner propane BBQ, and more! Rain or Shine.

TSAWWASSEN

GARAGE SALE

Sat. May 11th, 9am - 1pm 445 Sandbar Place (Boundary Bay) Downsizing after 28 years, Lots of great stuff for everyone. Lots of tools, kids dollhouse and kitchen, 50 years of treasures. PRICED TO SELL!!. Ladner

4 - FAMILY YARD SALE

Sat. May 11, 9am - 2 pm # 16, 4649 Evergreen Lane Household, china, books, lots of stuff! Follow the YELLOW signs.

Garage Sales

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HUGE ANTIQUE AUCTION WEDNESDAY, MAY 15TH

Please Note: AUCTION STARTING EARLY @ 1:00 PM

Antiques, Collectibles, Estates & Jewellery Viewing Times: Tuesday, May 14th; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday, May 15th; 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time

Trades/Technical

TOLSONS REQUIRES contract logging trucks for the Chilliwack area for Spring/Summer/Fall logging season. Please contact lakesidelogger@gmail.com or call 604-816-1775

Earn

$$$ The Delta Optimist has newspaper routes available in many areas of Ladner and Tsawwassen. Deliveries are every Wednesday and Friday. For more info please call 604-942-3081 or email distribution@delta-optimist.com

Looking for a New Career Direction? Discover a World of Possibilities in the Classifieds!

Call 604.630.3300 to Advertise

• Antiques & Collectibles • Gold & Sterling Jewellery • Victorian & Edwardian Furnishings • Oriental Carvings & Ivory • Pair Oriental Ironwood Carvings • Sterling Silver Flatware & More • Dinner Sets • Royal Doulton, Dresden & Hummel Figurines • Crystal, China & Porcelain • Bronzed Figures & Statues • Murano Glassware & Lighting • Wall & Mantle Clocks • Moorcroft Pottery • Several Persian Carpets • Vintage Lighting • Artwork (Oil Paintings, Watercolours & Limited Edition Prints) • Contents Of Several Estates & Much, Much More…

Open to the General Public – Everyone is Welcome!

NOTE: Furniture Auctions Held Every Wednesday @ 6:00 PM & Restaurant /Food Equipment Auctions Held Monthly FOR MORE DETAILS & PHOTOS VISIT: www.lovesauctions.com

LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS LTD. 2720 No. 5 Road, Richmond, B.C.

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GARAGE SALES REAL ESTATE Ladner

★ HUGE ★ ANNUAL PLANT SALE (Free coffee & donuts) Sat, May 4 & 11, 8:30am - 1:00pm 6462 Meadow Place Tsawwassen

Multi Family MEGA GARAGE SALE Sat, May 11th 9am-2pm 5501 - 7B Avenue Lots of misc, household, garden, items etc.

LADNER

GARAGE SALE

Sat May 11th, 8am-1pm

4483 45A Ave

Area rugs, GPS, some furniture, kids stuff, etc. etc.

Sat, May 11th 8am-3pm

1816 Golf Club Drive

Household items, clothing, etc.

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Moving Garage Sale Sat/Sun May 25 & 26

9am-2pm

2465 Westham Island Rd Household items, kids stuff, bike, etc. etc.

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

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Daycare Centres

Kids R First Childcare Centre

Preschool, Daycare, Before & After School Care (Pick-up & Drop-off to and from Ladner schools) Open all year. Open House every Wednesday, 4:30-6:30pm

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3535

Livestock/ Poultry

LAYING BROWN HENS Tame. Laying well. $8.00 each. Cloverdale ★ 604-541-0007

3540

Pet Services

778-895-0007 • 604-781-4231 LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night www.jetpetresort.com

restriction apply

3505

Boarding

HORSE BOARDING available in Port Coquitlam. Westside Stables. Full/Semi/Self Board. For more information call Sandy 604-941-5434 cel 778-388-5434

3507

Cats

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

4060

Metaphysical

TRUE PSYCHICS For Answers CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

Ladner/ South Delta

OPEN HOUSE by Owner

May 11th & 12th, Saturday & Sunday 2pm-4pm #5 4925 Elliott Street, (across from Speeds Pub & Sharkey’s) STUNNING 3 level, 3bdrm & loft Condo in Mountview Terrace in the heart of Ladner Village. Well maintained & managed by owners for 21 years. Vaiulted ceilings, granite countertops, wood f/p, heated tile/hardwood floors, Completely updated baths, balcony on every level, private, BBQ’s & pets allowed. Brand new carpets & lighting in common areas. Near all amenities, local pubs and Marina. Attached to walk-in medical clinic and dentist office. $355,000. Call 604-946-1414

6008-14

Mobile: #4486 www.truepsychics.ca

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

PB RAG DOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961

5017

Business Services

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222 www.dcac.ca

5040

604-724-7652

3508

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $405,000, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

New Westminster

*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6008-28

Richmond

SMALL PEACEFUL farm set up for horses right beside South Langley riding trail. Bright & comfortable older 2 bd home, f/p, barn, riding rings, pastures. $849,900. Call 604-323-4788 See Propertyguys.com ID: 76788

6020

Houses - Sale Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

Chilliwack

5505

Legal/Public Notices

6008-30

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

Surrey

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of the Deceased: Heather-Lynn MacDonald, late of Suite 209 - 1363 - 56 Street, Delta, British Columbia V4L 2P7

26 DAZZLING TOWN HOMES

Creditors and others having claim against the said estate are required to send full particulars of such claims duly verified to:

Come and see. Daily 11 to 7.

MARILYN ANDERSON c/o GREENWAY LEGAL CENTRE 115B - 19705 Fraser Highway, Langley, British Columbia V3A 7E9 on or before May 30, 2013 After which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

Houses - Sale

6020-36

4 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath, 3600 sf on 2 levels, in English Bluff area, Tssawwassen, permanent green space at rear of home..suite potential, lot size 70 x 128 approx. Call 604-948-0148 for details

$739,900 YORKSTON South area Langley, 1 yr old, 3865 sq ft Cstm design 7 bdrm + 5 bthrm + Legal 2 Bdrm Suite. Call 778-298-8108. See Propertyguys.com ID: 76108

6020-34

6030

Out Of Town Property

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

6065 CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6050

Tsawwas.

Lots & Acreage

Surrey LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

Recreation Property

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call us NOW. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

GALIANO EXECUTIVE Home & Cabin on priv beach, completely furn’d, many extras, ready to move in. Reduced to $849,000! Global Force Rlty. 604-802-8711 www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: lsjoyce@tml1.com

6035

Mobile Homes

OWN THE land, Chilliwack, 1092sf, 2bdrm rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541 GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

SRY: 10866-160A St. Open Sat 2-4pm. 4 BR, 2400sf, cds, $623k Royal Pacific Rlty, Elvira Hall www.elvirahall.com 604-783-9632

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

ABBEYFIELD HOUSE

604.434.7744 • info@coverallbc.com STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6020

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

Dogs

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

Langley/ Aldergrove

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

www.coverallbc.com

MINI TOY POODLE, 6lbs, spade fem. 3 yrs, trained, affectionate/ playful. Call 604-745-3352

6020-14

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

6020-06

Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

Houses - Sale

For Sale by Owner

6015

6020-01 BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $700. Mission 1-604-814-1235

6020

S. Surrey/ White Rock

6008-42

6008-10

3040

Abbotsford

6008

Ladner

TSAWWASSEN

GARAGE SALE

6008

Peninsula Property Management

EAST LADNER RESIDENCE AT THE RIVERHOUSE waterfront living with amazing views of water, Mtn Baker & farmland. Fantastic sunsets. Beautiful 2 br & 2 bath unit, 1253 sf attractively furnished, 2 wall brs that can be used for hobbies/ office, gourmet kitchen, gas f/p, large balcony, radiant heat, adjacent to marina, restaurant. Walk to transit. Located 20 minutes from airport, Island Ferries and US Border crossing furnished N/P, N/S.

Call Dawn (604) 536-0220

www.rentinfo.ca

14905 60th ave. Surrey, B.C.

Come see what’s cookin’ in our kitchens. More counter space, cabinets & more drawers to store!

thegroveatcambridge.ca Hans at Global 604.597.7177

2 BR, Tsaw, lrg, 2 bath, 1prkg, balc, $1,500 or $1600 furn, 604-275-4898 * 604-218-4804 2 LEVEL condo overlooking Beachgrove Golf Course, 2 br, 2 full baths, new carpet & appl. 2100 sf in ‘The Classic’ Tsaw Town Centre, June 1, $1900, ns 604-943-4229

www.abbeyfielddelta.org Seniors Residence Studio or 1 Bdrm Includes meals, hydro, cable, great companionship Margriet 604-943-2678 QUIET Clean 2br 3rd flr ste, Tsaw. nr amens, park like setting, carpets, Now Ref’s req, $1000. 778-316-3401

DELTA WEST

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

CALL 604-946-9455

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Rentinfo.ca www.rentinfo.ca

Peninsula Property Management

#304 – 1959 152nd Street White Rock, B.C. V4A 9E3 PHONE:

604.536.0220

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS IN B.C. TSAW EXEC 3 bdrm crnr ste, fp, lndry, $1900 inc heat, prkg, no pet or bbq 604-943-6163 for appt

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

6508

Apt/Condos

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 2 BDRM , $1025, June 1 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, underground parking avail. No dogs. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733 TSAWWASSEN COURT 2 Br, $1200 new reno's, garden lvl, quiet, np, Incl heat/hw 604-250-5390, 778-999-6853 TSAWWASSEN VILLA 2 BR apt. Newly reno’d $1080, incld d/w, balc, prkg, h/w & heat, cat neg. avail May 1, 604-880-5391

6540

Houses - Rent

3 BR, 1.5 ba, ns/np, 1, near Ladner Centre, 3 appls, $1800 + utils, Avail NOW. 604-325-3420

Tsaw 2Br House, 1 bath, 4 appl, $1600, avail now, to view call

604-948-3816.

TSAW 3 bdrm, full bsmt house on large lot, 2 1/2 bath, all hardwood, gas f/p, large deck, no dogs, $2125. June 1, 5445 15B Ave. Peter 604-250-3154

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RENTALS 6508

Apt/Condos

HOME SERVICES 9145

Scrap Car Removal

8055

Cleaning

SUNSHINE CLEANING

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

LADNER Del Rio and Lora Court 1 bedroom suites in quiet well maintained buildings. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes heat and h/w. To view please call 604-454-4469 Evergreen Lane 1 bedroom suites 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 604-454-4469 Harbourside Affordable 1 and 3 bedroom suites in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl, drapes and hot water. To view please call 604-868-9453

TSAWWASSEN

Greensview 2 bedroom suite available. Includes dishwasher and garburetor. Building is located on bus route and within walking distance of shopping centre. For more info please call 604-306-1499 Kelly Court 1 and 2 bedroom suites available in quiet bldg close to amenities. Rent includes heat and hot water. Building updates consist of putting greens, windows and patio doors. To view these suites please call 604-306-7877

For a full list of our availabilities check:

www.centuryrentals.ca Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required

Houses - Rent

6565

Tsawwassen: 640 to 1580 sq ft

Luxurious, furnished executive home in prestigious Marina Garden Estates backs onto 9th hole of Cove Links Golf Course. 2950 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 fireplaces. Beautiful home, quality craftsmanship, elegant furnishings, radiant heated hardwood floors, dream kitchen, master suite with FP, Jacuzzi tub and balcony $3495 includes utilities, cable and internet. 1 year lease. N/S, N/P. July 1

Call Dawn (604) 536-0220

www.rentinfo.ca

6565

Office/Retail Rent

OFFICE SPACE Ladner Village 751 sq ft. secure, clean, u/g parking Avail Now!

Ladner: 1080 sq ft at Harbourside Plaza, Delta Street.

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR Ladner, $650 incls utils & cable, no laundry, hw flrs, np ns, avail Now, 604-946-2539 2 BR 1300 sf authorized suite, Beachgrove, new reno, insuite w/d, gas f/p, 6 appls, hardwood & tile, prkg & storage, $1400 + 1/2 utils, ns np. 604-968-3578

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 9155

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2 BR ste, Ladner, private entry, laundry, ns np, $900. Avail June 1st. 604-946-7063 2 BR Tsaw g/l, reno’d, Adult oriented, now, 5 appl, fp, $1000 +40%ut, quiet, ns np, 778-888-0546

Accelerate your car buying

9145

'you’ve tried the rest, now try the best.' Move ins - move outs, weekly, monthly We guarantee our work. References gladly given. Try our $60 cleaning 604-716-8631

★CLEAN FREAKS★ Trusted and reliable home cleaning services! Excellent attention to detail! Ladner owned & operated. Call us today at 778-896-9555

SUNSHINE HILLS ECO CLEAN TEAM★ Residential/Commercial ★ Call Andrea 604-754-0997

8058

Computer Services

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks Delta PC Service & Consulting

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

9160

Sports & Imports

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

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

Call 778-882-4128

8060

Drywall

GJ CONSTRUCTION

2001 MERCEDES 320 ML, no accid, low kms, new brake/tires. Reduced $6750.. 604-724-3696

9515

Boats

Complete drywall, smooth out your textured ceilings. 25 yrs exp Free Est. Graham 604-644-6339

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8160

Landscaping

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $8,375. 604-837-7564 Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

9522

Lawn & Garden

NEED A HAND?

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

604-649-0502 (cell)

Heating

PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Drain Cleaning, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. Rick 604-809-6822

8155

Professional Maintenace

Cell: 604-710-1348

www.landplus.ca

• Driveways and Walkways • Retaining Walls • Patios and Decks • Fences and Gazebos • Irrigation and Lighting • Drainage, Erosion and Settlement Issues over 25 years experience

HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, re-roof. Total additions & basements. Ken 604-500-2426

8140

Reel Lawn Mowing • ReelPower TypeType Lawn Mowing • Aerating Raking • Weeding • Power Raking • Weeding • Fertilizing Moss Control • Fertilizing Trimming • Trimming••Pruning Pruning

Design and installation for New or Existing Landscapes including:

Spring Has Sprung!

SPECIALS ON NOW ✔ Deep Core Aerating ✔ Lawn Maintenance, etc.

“1 CALL IS ALL”

Landscape PLUS

– Call Lance –

Maintenance & Contracting

604 240 9340

Landscaping

WCB 604-943-0043 Local Resident 38 years

Home Services

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, pavers, ponds & walls, returfing, demos, drainage, jackhammering. Old pools filled in, decks, concrete 604.782.4322

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Call ThE Experts TREE SERVICE

Dale McLean, Certified Arborist

McLean Tree and Hedge - Arborist reports for Development Applications - Tree pruning and removal - Hedge renovation and trimming - Danger tree- Certified Tree Risk Assessor

Tel: 604-943-8775 Cell: 778-232-1888 DRAINAGE & PLUMBING

Mike 604-789-5268

RV’s/Trailers

8080

Electrical

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8090

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

Call 604-275-3158

8105

Which SUV sips gas like a subcompact?

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

8155

DRYWALL Reliable Work ★ Res & Comm ★ 35 Yrs Exp.

604-771-8885

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

Handyperson

Concrete

ENZO General Masonry- Specializes brick, block, stone, all types of concrete work 594-1960

8075

2 BR bsmt ste, Ladner, $800/mo incls utils, no laundry, no pets, no smoking, Now, 604-727-3502

AUTOMOTIVE Domestic

$200 Min. FOR COMPLETE

Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 www.centurygroup.ca

604-841-4662

9125

*DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL

Office/Retail Rent

Commercial Space for Lease Peninsula Property Management

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

2H

Century Village Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs with landscaped green areas. 2 bedroom suites include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators and wheelchair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, rec centre and schools. To make an appt to view please call 604-948-9111

6540

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

8130

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Handyperson

HANDYMAN SERVICES Electrical, Gutters, Fencing, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flooring Renovations, Sheds, Contracting & more Affordable, friendly, fast, reliable, local, guaranteed

Call Paul 604-614-2250

25 YRS. EXP.

Drain Tile Repair • Cleaning • Flushing Video Pipe Inspection • Plumbing Repair

Serving Ladner & Tsawwassen | www.westsidedrainage.com

778.846.5539

HANDYMAN SERVICES

Bermuda John Honest & Dependable No Job too Small

604.948.3199 778.688.1950

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

ELECTRICAL

WESTCOAST ELECTRICAL SERVICES Do you look like this? Have it done right. Call the professionals at West Coast Electrical Services. 1 year warranty on all work.

CALL TERRY: 604-803-8782 LANDSCAPING / DECKS

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Landscaping Patios /Decks

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