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Twin brothers got it covered Simpsons advance to contest semi-finals BY

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The Simpson Brothers have moved on to the semi-finals of a RyanSeacrest.com cover song contest. The twin Tsawwassen brothers, Rich and Rob, teamed up with singer Jerrica Santos and composer, producer and pianist Trevor Hoffman to cover Ellie Goulding’s hit single Burn. “We’re very excited to have reached the semi-finals for our video cover,” they said in an email to the Optimist. “Though we’ve been surprised in some ways about the success we’ve seen over the course of the contest, we know that we are capable of creating content that will resonate with people and are thrilled to be receiving such support from fans, friends and family.” Their video is one of seven still remaining in the contest, which asks website visitors to vote for their favourite video. Online voting for the semi-finals closes on

Tuesday, Feb. 11. The final round launches Wednesday, Feb. 12. “As for reaching the final round of the competition, we’re confident that we have what it takes to make it through and even win, but by no means underestimate the other individuals and groups that have been recognized. There’s clearly a lot of talent being featured and we’re thrilled to be among such company.” While their cover video entry has almost reached 100,000 views on YouTube, the brothers are seeing an increase in social media exposure as a result of the contest, with their other content on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter receiving boosts as well. The Simpsons plan to release a new EP later this year. To vote visit www.ryanseacrest. com. FILE PHOTO

Twin brothers Rich and Rob Simpson of Tsawwassen have advanced to the semi-finals of a RyanSeacrest. com cover song contest.

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Mayor ‘Lois’ gets a furry namesake BY

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Delta Mayor Lois Jackson meets her namesake, nine-week-old puppy Lois, held by firefighter Ben Lewis.

Mayor Lois Jackson was on hand at the Ladner fire hall this week to meet her namesake — a nine-week old black Lab. The canine Lois is a B.C. Guide Dogs puppy sponsored by the Delta Firefighters Charitable Society. Firefighter John Burr said when the society decided to sponsor a second puppy it knew it wanted to name it after the mayor. At the time, he said, the group did not

know if it would be a male or female so firefighters decided on Lois for a girl and Jackson for a boy. When they approached the mayor about using her name for the pup, Burr said, “She was more than thrilled about it.” This is the second puppy from Delta-based B.C. Guide Dogs the firefighters have sponsored, but the society has been helping with donations since 1998. At just nine weeks, Lois still has a ways to go before she can become a full-fledged guide dog.

She will be with her puppy raiser Mike Whitty, who has raised six puppies for the organization, until she is 15 months old. After that she will move on to another family, who will take care of her while she undergoes guide dog training. Once she is trained, which takes about 20 weeks, Lois will most likely go on to be a guide dog for an autistic child or blind person. For more information about B.C. Guide Dogs and sponsoring a puppy, visit www.bcguidedog. com.

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The new single-lane configuration of the Highway 17A ramp to the George Massey Tunnel has local motorists upset. Delta Municipal Hall has been flooded with complaints by residents angered over delays trying to get around the cloverleaf and onto northbound Highway 99. The exit from Highway 17A (called Highway 17 until the South Fraser Perimeter Road took over the name last December) had been two lanes, but that changed with the opening of SFPR. Now those using the cloverleaf must stay in the right lane to get onto Highway 99. It’s meant longer, slower lines for those trying to get to the tunnel, say some drivers, especially Ladner motorists who don’t have another option. The complaint was discussed at Delta council’s meeting this week. Engineering director Stephen Lan noted the public should be aware it’s a provincial project under Ministry of Transportation jurisdiction, so Delta doesn’t have any control. “All we can do is provide our comments back in terms of the concerns on behalf of our residents. Certainly we’ve had feed-

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The Highway 17A ramp to Highway 99 northbound was reduced to one lane with the opening of the South Fraser Perimeter Road. back since the new highway opened, both good and bad, and this is one spot where concern has been raised,” he said. Lan said a staff report would come to council next month examining traffic pattern changes as a result of SFPR. The Highway 17A ramp will be one of the issues covered. Things, however, are already starting to ease up, according SFPR project director Geoff Freer, who noted that after the SFPR opened, early traffic counts indicated a significant number of drivers from Tsawwassen, as well as ferry traffic, had still been using Highway 17A to get to the tunnel.

He said driving habits are starting to change as more drivers realize the SFPR does save time on their commute. “Some people have figured out that taking Highway 17A takes about as long as SFPR to reach the tunnel by around 7 a.m, but then after that they’re seeing the new highway is a significantly faster option,” said Freer. “We did a lot of counts before SFPR opened and we’re doing a lot of counts after. This is what you do always when there’s a new road opening,” he said. “What’s been happening over the last three weeks of January is that traffic numbers on 17A have been

slowly declining in the morning rush and SFPR traffic has been going up.” Freer noted the singlelane exit is more than enough to accommodate Ladner traffic, even during the morning rush. He also said the evolving plans to improve traffic flow include dedicating the middle lane on Highway 17A for River Road-bound traffic only, ensuring those wanting to access the tunnel stay in the right lane. Naturally, traffic flow will greatly improve with five lanes in each direction when the tunnel is replaced by a bridge, Freer said. Meanwhile, geotechnical, environmental and engineering work is getting

underway for the bridge that will eventually replace the tunnel. “The business case and project definition report, which will include concepts for the bridge and Highway 99 corridor, will be completed in spring 2014,” another Ministry of Transportation spokesperson told the Optimist. “Government will also continue to consult with Metro Vancouver municipalities and TransLink as the project moves forward.” Construction is to begin in 2017, but no definitive timeline as been offered as of yet. Last year the government confirmed it wants to build a bridge and scrap the existing tunnel.

Police issue alert after spike in thefts from vehicles

Delta police are once again reminding the public to remove personal belongings after another spike in thefts from vehicles in Ladner and Tsawwassen. Many of the vehicles were unlocked when the thefts occurred. “Anytime you leave something in your vehicle

— even if it does not seem valuable to you — it entices thieves into your neighbourhood,” said Sgt. Sarah Swallow. “While we always recommend locking your vehicle and making sure anything valuable is out of sight, it is really best practice to remove anything that is portable from your car

before securing it.” Swallow said a rash of six vehicle break-ins in one night in Ladner and Tsawwassen prompted the warning. Commonly stolen items include loose change, garage door openers and clothing, however during the recent spate of thefts in

South Delta, one resident had a birthday cake taken from their vehicle. Swallow said there are a few different ways to protect your vehicle from thefts: • Use a steering wheel club or other anti-theft device. • Park your car in a well

lit area wherever practical. • Remove all belongings from your car, including small change, clothing and other items. If you see anything or anyone that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in-progress crimes and emergencies, or 604-9464411 for other assistance.

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Christine McMillan received a cheque for $100,000 this week at the Ladner McDonald’s. She won the grand prize in last fall’s Monopoly promotion.

Woman picks up $100,000 along with morning coffee Grand prize winner of Monopoly promotion from Ladner McDonald’s BY

JESSICA KERR

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A local woman recently got a big surprise with her usual coffee. It was Thanksgiving Day last year and Christine McMillan had volunteered to go into work on the holiday. As she does everyday, the 38-year-old pharmacy

technician stopped at the Ladner McDonald’s drivethru for a coffee. McDonald’s was running its annual Monopoly promotion at the time and when McMillan peeled off the Boardwalk and Park Place game stamps on her coffee cup, she was shocked to see she won the $100,000 grand prize.

“Like any other day, I grabbed a coffee at the McDonald’s drive-thru on my way into work,” she said. “I would never have guessed I could win this much money on something I buy every day.” The Ladner McDonald’s celebrated this week by donating $1 from every

coffee purchased on Wednesday to B.C.’s Ronald McDonald House. As well, owner Stephen Krawchuk, who is also on the Ronald McDonald House B.C. board, will also be presenting the house with a $5,000 cheque from proceeds of coin donation boxes at each of his locations.

Federal funding is available for port review BY

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Federal funding will available for the public and Aboriginal groups to participate in an environmental review of the proposed Terminal 2 container facility at Roberts Bank. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced Thursday that funding would be available through its Participant Funding Program to eligible individuals and groups to participate in a panel environmental assessment. The public will have a chance to review and

provide comments on the review panel’s terms of reference and the project’s environmental impact statement as well as participate in the public hearing. T2 is a proposed threeberth container terminal that would be constructed on a new man-made island adjacent to the existing Deltaport container terminal. The new facility would provide additional capacity to meet forecasted demand on the West Coast. Port Metro Vancouver forecasts show container traffic is expected to double over the next 10 to 15 years. The port last year filed a project description

with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office. Federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq recently PHOTO BY SANDOR GYARMATI announced the proj- T2 is proposed to meet a demand for ect would be referred containers on the West Coast. to an independent panel review. review panel, a more Applications for particistringent and lengthier envipant funding must be subronmental review process. mitted by March 7. Port Metro Vancouver To apply for fundexpects to submit its environmental impact statement ing, email the Participant Funding Program at PFP. by the end of this year, PAFP@ceaa-acee.gc.ca or launching the federal envicall 1-866-582-1884. ronmental assessment and

25-cent increase to civic admission fees won’t kick in until next year An error appeared in the story, Prices are going up to use civic recreation facilities, in the Feb. 5 edition of the Optimist.

The 25-cent increase to single admission prices applies to 2015 and 2016; this year’s rates remain static. The Optimist apologizes for the error.


February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A5

‘Hawks fan riding Super Bowl high

Tsawwassen’s Ryan Strachan arrives home tired but deliriously happy after beloved team captures NFL title BY

ALAN CAMPBELL

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Bleary-eyed and dogtired right through to the bone, Tsawwassen’s own Seattle Seahawks superfan stumbled into work Tuesday morning a deliriously happy man. Teacher Ryan Strachan managed to steal just a couple of hours’ sleep after flying in from New York and was running on adrenalin only by the time he returned to his desk at RC Palmer Secondary in Richmond. But it mattered not a jot to lifetime and previously long-suffering Seahawks fan Strachan, 41, whose blood was still coursing through his veins in the wake of his team’s Super Bowl rout over the hapless Denver Broncos Sunday. “Not in a million years did I, or any of us, think that would be the score,” said Strachan, who only managed to live out his dream of watching the Seahawks at a Super Bowl thanks to former students raising $1,500 via Facebook.

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Ryan Strachan was part of a vocal 12th Man contingent at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium last Sunday to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks to victory in the Super Bowl. The high school teacher made it to the big game thanks to former students raising $1,500. “But even when we led 36-8, I was still waiting for something bad to happen,

especially with all the suffering we’ve had in the past. “It was an unbelievable

experience and to be a part of it was amazing.” Strachan said the

Super Bowl was almost like a home game, as the Seahawks fans outnum-

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bered the Broncos by about 10-1 at New Jersey’s Metlife Stadium. The teacher — who runs the Canadianseahawks fan website — said it took around three hours to travel the seven miles from downtown New York to the stadium, which didn’t help his gameday nerves. “I’m always nervous before a Seahawks game, no matter who we’re playing,” he said. But there was so much going on pre-game there was no time to get too nervous, added Strachan. “They certainly know how to put on a show. And on our seats was a package with things like a blanket, gloves and a toque with LED lights on it. “At half-time, the toques’ lights lit up and were remotely controlled to coincide with the show.” Strachan couldn’t take more time off to go see the ‘Hawks parade the Super Bowl through Seattle on Wednesday morning. That privilege is being handed to his fellow fan and wife, Tamara.

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Dogs alert woman intruder had been there

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in South Delta and other files of interest. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in progress crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance. The following are some of the calls Delta police responded to in the previous week: Ladner • Jan. 27, 6:15 a.m.,

Crescent Drive: Sometime during the day suspects entered a residence through an unlocked side door to the garage. As the interior door of the home was also unlocked, the suspects gained entrance to the main house and stole several personal electronic items. The doors to the residence were accidentally left unlocked by the homeowners. • Jan. 28, 8:53 p.m., 5500-block of Ladner Trunk Road: A group of four males was located with a bottle of vodka. As the bottle was open, the vodka

was seized for disposal. The males were cooperative with police. None of the males appeared to have consumed the vodka and left the area without incident. • Jan. 31, 11:30 p.m., 5700-block of Ladner Trunk Road: Report received that two males were heard talking very loudly and a female scream a couple of minutes later. Police attended and located an intoxicated female who was being assisted by the two males.

The males had contacted the mother of the female who arrived and took custody of her daughter. • Jan. 31, 10:20 p.m., 5000-block of 44th Avenue: A Crime Watch member reported there were approximately 100 youths congregating on the grounds of Ladner Elementary and advised they appeared to be drinking and breaking things. Police attended but the youths had dispersed and were walking the streets

without creating any disturbance. Tsawwassen • Jan. 27, 11:50 p.m., 1900-block of 16th Avenue: Police responded to an alarm at a restaurant. As the front door of the restaurant was found smashed, a containment of the area was setup. On entering the restaurant it was found the suspects had left through the back door. In this case, nothing was stolen from the restaurant but police want to remind business owners not to leave any valuable computer equipment, tip jars or cash floats in visible or unlocked areas. • Jan. 29, 6 p.m., Centennial Parkway: Report received from complainant that she had arrived home after a five-hour absence and found her dogs going crazy. A search of the home found the side door had been pried open but nothing had been stolen from the

residence. • Jan. 30, 11 a.m., 56th Street: There were four reports of graffiti to businesses overnight. Some of the tags were large, reading “DUP,” “STANK,” “EARN,” “MOLAR” and “GROM.” Police took photos of the graffiti to cross-reference with their files. Removal of graffiti is expensive and time consuming for business owners and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Delta Police Department. • Jan. 31, 10:29 a.m., 1200-block of 56th Street: Complainant reported a male had just entered the store and stolen cosmetic and medicinal items before fleeing in a grey Ford Focus driven by a female. Police were able to obtain the licence plate number of the vehicle and the surveillance footage from within the store.

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MURPHY’S LAW If this is an attempt to win over voters for this fall’s referendum, TransLink might want to re-examine the approach. The transit authority is holding an open house in Ladner next week to discuss what are being termed as “service modifications” to a pair of local bus routes. Modification is a nice way of saying you’ll soon have to make an additional transfer if you use either the 606/608 or 404 routes. Plans for the 606/608 are for it to no longer go all the way to the Bridgeport Station, necessitating passengers transfer to or from the 601, while the 404, which provides connection from Ladner to the Brighouse Station, soon won’t go through the George Massey Tunnel any more. I recognize TransLink is always on the lookout for efficiencies, trying to make the best use of a finite amount of money, so the fact the South Delta routes have comparatively low ridership numbers and higher average cost per passenger rates makes them prime targets to be modified. From the outside looking in it all makes perfect economic sense, but when you’re hoping to retain riders, and even attract new ones, it hardly seems like the way to do it. If I understand it correctly, Ladner passengers that catch the 608 bus in the morning now get dropped off at the Bridgeport Station where they transfer to the Canada Line. After the modifications kick in, they’ll have to transfer to the 601 at the Ladner Exchange and then again to the Canada Line at Bridgeport. When it takes two buses and a train to get from Ladner to Downtown Vancouver, I suspect the vast majority of passengers will be those who have no other choice but to take transit because it’s certainly not set up to attract riders to the system. If you have the automobile option, I suspect most would embrace it over the convoluted alternative. To be fair to TransLink, it’s going to spend money where it gets the most bang for its buck, which certainly isn’t in single-family South Delta, where the cost per passenger is double the system-wide average. TransLink added about six million rides to the system in 2012 without additional investment simply by modifying routes and reinvesting the savings where demand is greatest. The philosophy makes sense in the big picture, however watered down transit offerings are just going to exacerbate the situation in South Delta. And something tells me we won’t be in the mood this November to provide TransLink with more money to spend elsewhere.

Where will the shoppers come from for TFN’s mega malls? IAN ROBERTSON

COMMUNITY COMMENT The Tsawwassen First Nation held a press conference late last month to announce it was “full speed ahead” on the building of two malls on TFN land at 52nd Street and Highway 17. This traditional land was returned to the TFN under the treaty concluded a few years back. In the past year it has appeared as the largest sandbox in the Lower Mainland. What will be the impact of this project for TFN and for South Delta? Several of us are looking forward to a shopping bonanza — hundreds of new shops! While I sincerely hope for the best in the future for the cultural and economic advances for those who belong to TFN, I worry about the risks inherent in the scale and size of the project. There will be two malls, one of 1.2 million

square feet and a second one of half that size. So how big is that? How big is 1.8 million square feet of shopping? All four shopping areas together/combined in and around the centre of Tsawwassen at 56th Street and 12th Avenue are about 220,000 square feet. The TFN project is over eight times as big. Is it bigger than Lansdowne? Is it bigger than Richmond Centre? It’s bigger than both — combined — by a large margin! Perhaps you can relate to other locations better. How about Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre? TFN is bigger by 15 per cent. How about Vancouver’s Pacific Centre, Burnaby’s Metrotown or Toronto’s Eaton Centre? TFN is still bigger! It’s second only to West Edmonton Mall for size in Canada. The traffic needed to support such a size is a challenge. Compared to South Delta’s 40,000 souls, Richmond has a population of about 200,000 to support Lansdowne and Richmond Centre. Where will customers come from? Counting on the South Fraser Perimeter Road is questionable. You only have to drive it to

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see all the industrial areas right out to the Golden Ears Bridge. Counting on B.C. Ferries passengers doing shopping runs from Victoria is just dreaming. If customers are slow to appear, then what? Without knowing the arrangement between the shopping centres and TFN, we can only speculate. I would suggest that construction costs would have to be repaid from rents before any significant funds flow back to TFN. If the mall business is not robust, that return could be a long time coming. Meanwhile, the impact on existing retail in Ladner and Tsawwassen will be severe. Shops will close as local competition for retail dollars gets aggressive. TFN is an independent governmental authority, much like a municipality. It makes its own decisions and is rebuilding a great place of wealth. We can only hope it is wise enough to avoid the calamity of grossly overbuilding these mega malls. If the TFN is correct and the malls succeed, it will be a case study for commerce students for a long time.

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February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A9

Letters to the Editor

A little cellphone etiquette, please

Odours expected Editor:

The good burghers of South Delta are the first ones to put up signs saying Farms Not Ports. Well, you’ve got farms and now you’re complaining about the smell. Well, you want farms, you get smells. Suck it up. John Rousseu

on and be quiet? But that wouldn’t work, would it, because you actually wait until you’re on the bus in order to gain its quiet. To be clear, I’m not talking about short conversations like, “OK, eggs, a tomato and a baguette. See you in 15.” I’m talking about the rights-hogging rider who gets on the bus and fills that public space, at volume, with private conversation for longer than an entire commute. Come on folks, technology hasn’t completely killed common courtesy and common sense, has it? Patrick Conroy

Director of Music Ministries St. David’s Anglican Church, Tsawwassen, requires a skilled musician (piano and organ) with a Bachelor of Music degree or equivalency. The successful candidate must have solid communication and organizational skills, the ability to work with people of all ages, and openness to diverse musical styles. A grounding in traditional Anglican musical and liturgical practices would be an asset.

The position is 13 hours per week. Please send your resume to

St. David’s Anglican Church, 1115 - 51A Street, Delta, B.C.V4M 2Y2 to the attention of Sandy Simpson. If you have questions, please contact our office at

(604) 943-4737.

Visitor at Delta Hospital witnesses healing benefits of music therapy

Editor: As I rounded the corner of the second floor at Delta Hospital to visit with my mom last week, I was greeted by the sweet sounds of an acoustic guitar being played somewhere down the hallway. As I approached my mother’s room, I could hear it coming from there, and as I entered, was greeted by Joanne Tait, the music therapist. She was midstream

“Besseme Mucho,” and the three senior ladies in the room were smiling and trilling along. Joanne asked if she should stop so I could visit with my mom, but no, I was as uplifted by her gift as were the gals. I should add the staff was all smiling as well. She played and we sang along, for about a halfhour, although I wasn’t really aware of time passing and could barely hold

back tears of immense gratitude. What a privilege to participate in and personally observe the healing benefits of music therapy. Of course, Joanne was brilliantly talented and kind. This program is no longer funded by Delta Hospital, but is sponsored by the Delta Hospital Auxiliary, which will certainly receive a donation from me. Sharon Edelmeier

The closing date for receiving resumes is

Feb. 21, 2014.

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Editor: Thank you to all the courteous co-drivers out there before 7 a.m. every weekday alongside me trying to get to work, school and appointments via the George Massey Tunnel. My drive has become much more stressful and exasperating, as has yours, and I appreciate everyone who has let me merge in safely in the insane mess of lanes trying to converge. Were we told the dump curve would no longer be two lanes but one? Does taking the South Fraser Perimeter Road “detour” get us to where we need to go any faster? And truck traffic seems to have increased! I am now scrambling to get to work in Vancouver on time every single weekday. I am used to a busier commute some days, and the odd accident or stall that holds traffic up; this I accept as part of living in Tsawwassen and working in Vancouver. But this craziness every day is just too much. And it’s not fair. It is not acceptable. Thank you to Claudia Moeller for providing the email address info@ sfprhighway17.ca. For everyone dealing with this morning misery, please speak up and let’s be heard. Jo Robertson

of this I personally have to put up with out there. I won’t even get into how the folks with the loudest, most projecting, most grating voices seem to be the usual offenders. No, it’s not my responsibility to just ignore your conversation, especially when it’s conducted at full volume as if you were in your living room and I was on the other side of the planet. Especially on transit, where it’s kinda difficult to just get up and leave. Come to think of it, why don’t you leave the bus, have your all-important conversation, then get back

Clearance Sale

Just too much

ence is this is decidedly not the case, which shows that most cellphone users are claiming more rights than they should. Here it is, without window dressing: listening to your account of what she said about that, or your rant about the conspiracy regarding the price of gas, or how the coach is being unfair to your kid, or your strategy on a real estate deal, or any number of other things that fill your head but that are profoundly uninteresting to everyone but you, is a major annoyance and I’m officially pissed off about how much

St.David’s Anglican Church, Tsawwassen

Minimum

Editor: There’s a saying about rights that goes like this: My right to swing my fist stops with my fist one inch from your nose. Well, in similar fashion, your right to have a cellphone conversation at full volume stops with the sound of your voice one inch from my ears. I wouldn’t bring this up if folks who have cellphone conversations in closed, public places, like restaurants and transit vehicles, routinely made them quieter and shorter than if they were in the presence of their listener. My experi-

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Talisman gets 3 Georgies for Tsawwassen Springs

A local development received accolades from the homebuilders’ industry last weekend. Talisman Homes Ltd. won the gold Georgie Award for Best Single Family Home up to 2,000 square feet under $500,000 for its Tsawwassen Springs development. Talisman Homes also won two silver Georgies in the Best Single Family Home over 2,000 square feet under $750,000 for Tsawwassen Springs. Three local companies also won silver Georgie Awards in a number of categories. Sarah Gallop Design was named a finalist for nine projects in seven different award categories, Best Builders was named a finalist for seven awards and Kenorah Construction and Design was a finalist in two award categories. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia hands out the awards annually rec-

ognizing the best of B.C.’s residential construction industry. They were presented last Saturday at the 22nd annual Georgie Awards gala in Vancouver. ***

briefs Thrifty Foods is raising money this month to help send children with disabilities to camp. As part of the I Heart Camp fundraiser, from Feb. 5 to 25, $1 from the sale of every four-pound bag of certified organic Buck Brand Citrus navel oranges at Thrifty Foods will go to the B.C. Lions Society and to fund kids camp fees at Easter Seals Camp Shawnigan and Camp Squamish. An additional $1 will be donated by Thrifty Foods on behalf of every customer who buys the bag of Buck navel oranges and shows

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The B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation announced this week that chef Gerald Worobetz is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Teacher Award. The award was presented to the South Delta Secondary teacher for demonstrating outstanding leadership and innovation in agriculture education. “Gerald has been an outstanding ambassador for agriculture,” said Lindsay Babineau, executive director

Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. When: January 27, 2014 to March 17, 2014 Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in the Delta Area. Boundaries:

of the B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation. “I can’t imagine a better or more deserving person to receive this award.” A chef instructor at SDSS, Worobetz has gone above and beyond to promote Take a Bite of B.C., a foundation program that delivers fresh, local product to secondary school teaching kitchens. In addition to his work with the program within his school, Worobetz

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spearheaded a professional development day for chefs participating in the Take a Bite of B.C. program. This event enabled chefs to collaborate and share ideas as well as gain knowledge about cooking with all local ingredients. Thanks to Worobetz, the professional development day for chefs has now become a model day for the foundation that will continue to be an integral part of the Take a Bite of B.C. program. The award was presented to Worobetz at this year’s Agri-Food Industry Gala by B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation board president Sarah Ryall. Since 2004, nine awards have been given out. Previous recipients were acknowledged for their work with Spuds in Tubs, school greenhouse programs and an entire school approach to agriculture education. The non-profit B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation works with educators through various programs to bring B.C.’s agriculture to their students. To learn more, visit www.aitc.ca/bc.


February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A13 In the Community

Locals asked to take part in healthy living survey

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Phone: 604-943-0262

email: eldercollegedelta@kinvillage.org www.kinvillage.org/elder_college

Fraser Health looking to gain insights on lifestyles tions affect people’s health. Sepia Sharma, Fraser Health’s community health specialist for Delta, wants to renew interest in the survey that started last June and encourage residents to complete the questionnaire and help improve the health of their community. The survey asks people aged 18 and over to provide information about their health, lifestyle, community involvement and neighbourhood characteristics. “The survey is confidential and safeguards the information collected,” said Sharma. “It asks a range of questions including whether or not we have safe places to walk and play, access to fruits and vegetables in our neighbourhood, work related and personal stresses, and whether we feel a sense

In Canada, 75 per cent of illness is related to our lifestyle, our community and whether we can access health care, according to the Canadian Medical Association. Yet here in B.C., we know little about residents’ lifestyles and health care access, or how their community affects their health. A healthy community starts with each person within it, and that’s who the organizers of the My Health My Community survey hope to hear from. The health survey is a joint initiative by Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia, which aims to know how lifestyle choices, the environment, neighbourhood characteristics and daily life interac-

of community.” The Corporation of Delta and many community organizations have rendered their support to promote the survey. Sharma said she hopes to connect with other organizations that can help spread the word and consider having field surveyors at their public events. “The survey is available till end of March and we hope Delta residents will add their voice by completing the survey to help improve their individual health, and also the health of their community,” she added. For more information to book surveyors contact Sepia at 604-507-5445 or to register and complete the survey, visit www. myhealthmycommunity.org.

AM I SAVING ENOUGH TO RETIRE COMFORTABLY? More and more baby boomers are asking that question as they head toward retirement. The rule of thumb is that you will need about 70% of your pre-retirement income. Today retirement is measured in decades, not years! So the biggest cash flow drain for many retirees may not be an extravagant lifestyle but their own healthy longevity. WILL YOU BE READY? Consider this: • A third of Canadians near retirement age say they haven’t set aside enough to be able to afford retirement. • And a third of Canadians who have retired say that they are in worse financial shape than before retiring. *Stats Canada.

Achieving financial independence and enjoying a comfortable retirement depends on your ability to set money aside today for tomorrow - while establishing a sound and disciplined program to ensure that your investments grow. When managed properly, the tax-sheltered advantage of a Registered Retirement Savings Plan can result in growth superior to that of a non-registered account. The maximum contribution limit for 2013 is $23,820. However, if you did not use all of your RRSP deduction limit for the years 1991-2012, you can carry forward unused contributions to 2013. Therefore, your RRSP deduction limit for 2013 may be more than $23,820. For the next two years, the maximum is:

2014 -$24,270 2015 - $24,930

Deadline for 2013 RRSP contributions is March 3rd, 2014.

Contact us today for a complimentary review of your retirement plans. For more information, please contact:

SPRING SEMESTER 2014

General Registration* Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall Saturday, February 15th 10:00 - 11:30 am Tuesday, February 18th 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Save On Foods, Ladner * Fees payable in cash or by cheque only.

FREE FEATURE COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS (Open to all in the community: Call 604-943-0262 to register) The Best Bad Idea: The True Story of Argo Presenters: Mark & Cora Ljek Saturday, April 12th 2:00 – 4:00 pm Cedar Park Church Co-sponsored by Probus, Kiwanis & Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions

The Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way Cities Feed Themselves Presenter: Peter Ladner (Author & Former Vancouver Councillor) Tuesday, April 29th 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Cedar Park Church

COURSES A22 - iPad for Beginners - FEBRUARY Presenters: Paul & Kathleen Vanderwood 2 sessions: $20 Class size: max 8 Fridays: Feb 21st & 28th 3:00 – 5:00 pm B22 - Social Media and Facebook Presenter: Paul Vanderwood 1 session: $10 Class size: max 10 Thursday: Feb 27th 10:00 am - noon C22 - My iPhone can do that? Presenter: Kathleen Vanderwood 1 session: $10 Class size: max 8 Friday: Mar 7th 10:00 am - noon D22 - iPad for Beginners - MARCH Presenter: Geoff Eldred 4 sessions: $40 Class size: max 8 Wednesdays: Mar 5th, 12th,19th & 26th 1:00 - 3:00 pm E22 - Create & Publish a Photo Book Presenter: Sally Norcott 4 sessions: $40 Class size: max 8 Tuesdays: Apr 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 10:00 am - noon F22 - “My Parents and Computers!” Presenter: Louise Latremouille 1 session: $10 Class size: max 10 Wednesday: Mar 12th 6:30 - 8:30 pm G22 - Windows 8 - An Introduction Presenter: Louise Latremouille 1 session: $10 Class size: max 10 Wednesday: Mar 19th 10:00 am - noon H22 - The End of An Age: The World Before WW1 Presenter: Guillermo Bustos 5 sessions: $50 Class size: max 25 Tuesday: Apr 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 2:00 - 4:00 pm J22 - Vancouver - Space, Place, People & Time Presenter: Dr Jim Morin (BCIT) 5 sessions: $50 Class size: max 30 Fridays: Feb 28th, Mar 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th 10:00 am - noon K22 - Spanish Presenter: Patrick David 6 sessions: $60 Class size: max 20 Thursdays: Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Apr 3rd & 10th 2:30 - 4:00 pm L22 - Mah-jong Presenter: Odette Gates 5 sessions: $50 Class size: max 8 Wednesdays: Mar 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th & Apr 2nd 10:00 am - noon

Eleanor Calderwood,

FMA, FCSI, CSWP Financial Advisor

Vicki Chatterley, CFP, EPC

Zahir Dossa Financial Advisor

Financial Advisor

RAYMOND JAMES

Suite 103-5405 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC V4K 1W6 Tel: 604-940-9405 • www.raymondjames.ca/southdelta Raymond James Ltd., member Canadian Investor Protection Fund

Our Mission

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

M22 - Enchanted April Presenter: Richard Pearce 5 sessions: $50 Class size: max 30 Wednesdays: Apr 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th 1:00 - 4:00 pm N22 - Healthy Aging and the Arts Presenter: Dr Alison Phinney (UBC) 1 session: $10 Class size: max 30 Monday: May 5th 1:00 - 3:30 pm

O22 - Modern Agriculture In Our Community* Session I O22 (a) Tour of Houwelings Greenhouse Monday, Mar 17th, 10:00 am - noon Session II O22 (b) The Modern Automated Dairy Farm Presenter: Ian Paton (Delta Councillor) Date: April (TBC) 7:00 - 9:00 pm Session III O22 (c) Modern and Automated Blueberry Industry Presenter: BC Blueberry Growers Association Thursday, April 24th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm *3 sessions: $25 or 1 session for $10 P22 - Lino Printmaking with a Nature Theme Presenter: Peter Scurr 2 sessions: $25 Class size: max 10 Wednesdays: Apr 16th & 23rd 10:00 am - noon R22 - Putting Your Affairs in Order – Estate Planning Presenter: Murray Lott (Certified Senior Advisor) 1 session: $10 Class size: max 30 Monday: Mar 31st 7:00 - 8:30 pm S22 - Discovering the Secrets and Pleasures of the Short Story Presenter: David Hunt 4 sessions: $40 Class size: max 20 Wednesdays: Mar 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th 1:00 - 3:30 pm T22 - Life Writing Presenter: Maddeline Enns 6 sessions: $60 Class size: max 8 Thursdays: Mar 6th, 13th, 20th*, 27th* & Apr 3rd, 10th 7:00 - 8:30 pm *(17th & 24th possible make-up dates if away for Spring Break) V22 - Opera Presenter: Betty Tanney (Returning Presenter) 4 sessions: $40 Class size: max 25 Mondays: Apr 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th 1:00 - 4:00 pm W22 - Some Amazing New Developments in Science Presenter: Tom Griffing (Local Resident & Educator) 4 sessions: $40 Class size: min 12 / max 20 Thursdays: Apr 17th, 24th, May 1st & 8th 1:00 - 3:00 pm FIELD TRIPS (available to Elder College Delta members only) FT1 - Vancouver Art Gallery and Guided Tour 1 session: Class size: min 10/max 30 Monday: Mar 10th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm Cost: $30:00 (includes Gallery entrance and Tour) or $15:00 (for Vancouver Art Gallery Members) FT2 – REACH: “It Takes a Community to Raise a Child” Cost: $15 1 session (includes lunch) Thursday: Apr 10th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm FT3 - Lonsdale Quay 1 session: Group size: max 25 Thursday: April 10th 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (approx) Cost: Participants must cover the cost of transportation and lunch FT4 – Sidekick Players’ Theatre Trip “Waiting for the Parade” Cost: $15.00 1 session Group size: min 15/max 20 Sunday: Apr 6th 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Thank you to the following for their support: Augustine House, Cedar Park Church, Century Group, Delta Cable Communications, Delta Optimist, Delta Parks and Rec, KinVillage Community Centre and Facilities, Rotary Clubs of Ladner & Tsawwassen, Save on Foods, South Delta Leader, Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club


A14 The Delta Optimist February 7, 2014 In the Community

Guido to lead Inner Peace Movement talks in Tsaw.

Youth helping youth!

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Delta Youth Support Link Society executive director Debbie Lindsey (left) presented a donation of $1,000 to Rachel Macool from the Boys & Girls Club. The funding went to purchase Christmas gifts for youth throughout Delta.

Judy Guido, a national director and certified instructor with the Inner Peace Movement of Canada, is presenting talks in Tsawwassen next week. During the talks participants will learn how to keep life simple, joyful and fun. They will experience the feeling of coming home and gain an understanding about their life purpose, the seven-year cycles of life and communication with their team of master souls. The sessions are set for Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 1 and 7 p.m. at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn.

They each run for 90 minutes and admission is $21. The Inner Peace Movement of Canada, a non-profit educational program, helps people expand their potential through practical tools and techniques for better living. It helps people communicate their message from the heart and contribute in a positive way to themselves, their community and their loved ones. Participants at next week’s talks will also hear about the four avenues of communication and will

have an opportunity to sense their own energy and the energy field (aura) around others. Weekly group sessions, in the community, are available on an ongoing basis for those wanting deeper involvement. Guido, a well-known Canadian educator in the field of self-awareness, inspires people to believe in themselves and unfold their potential by realizing there is no limit to what they can accomplish. Her message is one of hope and coming home to inner peace. For more information about the upcoming talks, visit www.innerpeacemovement.ca.

Spice Road leads to Delta libraries

Consumer Protection for Homebuyers Buying or building your own home? Find out about your rights, obligations and information that can help you make a more informed purchasing decision. Visit the B.C. government’s Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) website for free consumer information.

Services • New Homes Registry – find out if any home registered with the HPO: • can be legally offered for sale • has a policy of home warranty insurance • is built by a Licensed Residential Builder or an owner builder • Registry of Licensed Residential Builders

Resources • Residential Construction Performance Guide – know when to file a home warranty insurance claim • Buying a Home in British Columbia Guide • Guide to Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia • Maintenance Matters bulletins and videos • Subscribe to consumer protection publications

www.hpo.bc.ca Toll-free: 1-800-407-7757 Email: hpo@hpo.bc.ca

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Home Warranty Insurance Buyers of new homes in B.C. are protected by Canada’s strongest construction defect insurance. Those who learn as much as they can about their home warranty insurance will get the most out of their coverage. 1. Make note of each coverage expiry date. The home warranty insurance provided on new singlefamily and multi-family homes built for sale in B.C. protects against different defects for specific periods of time, including 2 years on labour and materials (some limits apply), 5 years on the building envelope (including water penetration) and 10 years on the structure. Review your policy for details. 2. Know what’s covered and what isn’t. Make sure you understand the extent and limitations of your coverage by reading through your insurance documents. You can also search the HPO’s free online Residential Construction Performance Guide. 3. Make a claim. If you need to make a claim for defects not otherwise taken care of by your builder, be sure to send details in writing to your warranty provider prior to the expiry of coverage. 4. Maintain your home. Maintain your home to protect your coverage, and if you receive a maintenance manual for your home, read it and follow it. 5. Learn more. Check out the Homeowner Protection Office’s Guide to Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia, a free download from www.hpo.bc.ca.

Spice not only flavours your food, but it has the powerful ability to unleash your imagination, remind you of a place you’ve visited or an event from your past. The Delta Welcoming Communities Program, in partnership with Delta libraries, has put together Spice Road to Delta, an exciting and multifaceted program that will be offered twice next week. Five speakers from different parts of the world will transport attendees as they explore the significance of spices from their cultural background though stories, food samplings and displays. There will be a chance to win several door prizes that may include a tea set, a cookbook or a curio that is relevant to the cultures involved. All attendees will receive spice baskets as giveaways. Spice Road to Delta will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the George Mackie Library in North Delta and on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Both sessions run from 6 to 8 p.m. The Welcoming Communities Program has recently been launched in several municipalities in B.C., including Delta. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, the program’s goal is to promote a welcoming environment to support immigrants’ successful integration in their new community.


February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A15

M

CHURCH DIRECTORY

inister’s inute

St.David’s

Paul Woehrle

St. David’s Anglican Church

Space for grace Lately I have been focusing on creating more spaces in my life, like time between events in my day. It hasn’t been easy. Recently two cars entered my safety space on the road between me and the car ahead. In response I had to slow down and create space again. As I backed off the gas, I extended grace to those ahead of me. As I create space in my day, I extend grace to myself. Instead of “Space, the Final Frontier,” I wonder if our continued life on the planet will depend on “Grace, the Final Frontier?” Considering grace as space I extend to others and to myself has helped me in my practice of it. Simply sitting in quiet for a set period of time daily helps to establish that safety space between me

Anglican Church 1115 - 51AStreet, Tsa • 604-943-4737

Sunday Services

8 am Traditional Communion 10 am Contemporary Communion with youth & children’s programs

and what my day holds. Generations before me have called this practice meditation, with the goal of practicing the presence of God throughout the day by inhabiting the space of grace and extending that space to others. It has opened up the option to me of not honking the horn and name calling when others cut in on that precious space. By creating more of it, I have enough to share. I am finding that simply easing off is better for me, and for those around me, including my family, those with whom I work and share the road. I wonder if this was the experience of the person who wrote the following, “You have not given me into the hands of the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.” (Psalm 31:8)

Thursday

3.30 pm Youth drop-in

www.stdavidsdelta.com

www.facebook.com/anglicanchurch

WE’RE RENOVATING! Our Temporary Location: 5008 - 47A Ave., Ladner

TASK TOOL

SALE UP TO

85% OFF LADNER VILLAGE HARDWARE 4821 DELTA STREET, LADNER

(Corner 47A Ave & Delta St)

St. Andrew's Church Service of Holy Communion 9:00 am Sunday

Women’s Bible Study 9:00am Thursday

A Warm and Joyful welcome to...

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner 604-946-4522 Daily Mass in Chapel

Monday - Saturday at 9am

Weekend Masses

Saturday at 5pm Sunday at 9am, 11am & 5pm

Filipino Mass (Tagalog) Confessions

‘Art’

SOUTHDELTA.ORG

Wednesday

11 am Traditional Communion, followed by lunch

Last Sunday of every month at 7pm (except July & August)

! K C A B S ’ IT

SUNDAYS 10AM

Traditional or Modern Music

Saturday at 10am in the Chapel

1710 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC (South Delta Artists’ Guild Arts Gallery) (next to SD Rec Centre)

available every Sunday

For other Sacrements please call the parish office for an appointment with the Pastor.

9 am Worship Service and Sunday school 11 am Worship Service We Welcome You to Join Us!

St.Stephen's United Church 9696 LadnerTrunk Rd.(at Hwy 99)

10 am Sunday Services

www.standrewsdeltabc.org LADNER GOSPEL GOSPEL LADNER ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY

4979-44A Avenue, Ladner 604-946-9179 • 604-946-4224

“A place where love and friendship matters”

SUNDAY - 10AM

LADNER

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Children/Youth/Adult Classes 11:00 am Coffee & Refreshments

Welcomes You

THURSDAY 6:45PM AWANA Children’s Club

Come worship worship with Come withusus Sunday, February 2014 Sunday, Nov. 24,9,2013 at 10:30 am

11:15 AM WORSHIP SERVICE

FRIDAY - 7PM Youth Night www.ladnergospelassembly.com

Baptisms

Phone 604-946-6254 www.ladnerunited.org The Rev. Jim Short

Tsawwassen United Church

at 10:30 am

Message Message by: by: Pastor Koot PastorMike Mike Koot “Enough is Enough” “Repentance Philippians 4:10-20 and Prayer” Psalm 51

Rev.Dan Dan Kirkegaard Kirkegaard • • • •Rev. 693 53rdSt., St.,Delta, Delta, BC BC 604-943-2911 693 53rd 604-943-2911 www.tsawwassenunited.org www.tsawwassenunited.org

4594 – 54A Street, Ladner, B.C. 604-946-7033

5575 6th Avenue (56th St. at 6th Ave.)

WORSHIPWorship & CHILDREN’S&CHURCH

Tel: 604-943-3432

10:00 am

email: ladnercrc@telus.net Visit our website: www.ladnercrc.com

Benediction Lutheran Church

SUNDAYS, 10 AM Worship & Christian Education “All are warmly welcomed to worship with us as we Celebrate God’s Grace.”

Children’s Church SUNDAY’S at 10:00 am Sermon: “Spiritual Wisdom”

COMMUNITY WORSHIP

2nd Sunday 9:30am Kin Village 3rd Sunday 2:00pm The Waterford

Ladner Christian Fellowship Home of the South Delta Food Bank & Creation Station Daycare Sunday Service at 10:00 am + Nursery & Children Services Sr. Pastor: Danny Stebeck Youth Pastor: Dustin Huguet

5545 Ladner Trunk Rd., Delta, B.C., V4K 1X1 604.946.4430 • www.ladnerlife.com

To advertise here call Ruth at 604-946-4451

cedar park church Sunday Worship 10:30am

Sermon Title: “Consider Yourself”

5300 - 44th Ave., Ladner 604-946-7410

(Corner of 44th Ave and Arthur Dr.)

www.cedarparkchurch.org

A pricey painting costs a friendship.

FEBRUARY 6–22, 2014

By Yasmina Reza Translated by Christopher Hampton Box Office 604.270.1812 tickets.gatewaytheatre.com


A16 The Delta Optimist February 7, 2014

STOP THE BORDER BLASTER

The CRTC hearing, Surrey, January 2014

Sher-E-Punjab Broadcasting Inc., Richmond, BC, broadcasts to Canada, with no CRTC licence, via BBC Broadcasting Inc., U.S. Last week, these two collaborating companies appeared before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to apply for an AM or FM Canadian licence. These are the companies that also plan to build 50,000 watt AM radio towers just 330 meters south of the Canadian border, in Point Roberts. It will broadcast day and night to Metro Vancouver, covering densely populated Tsawwassen with harmful electromagnetic radiation causing blanketing interference. Sher-E-Punjab Broadcasting Inc. [BC] and BBC Broadcasting Inc. [WA] - Tsawwassen wants you to answer these questions: (1) Have you two companies ever informed Industry Canada of the 22,000 Canadians who live in Tsawwassen, BC, next to your proposed 50,000 watt radio towers? Your high wattage transmitter, just 330 meters south of the Canadian border, will cover Tsawwassen with harmful electromagnetic radiation causing blanketing interference that is not allowed by Industry Canada population density codes. (2) Have you two companies ever informed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the 22,000 Canadians who live in Tsawwassen, BC, next to your proposed 50,000 watt radio towers? Your high wattage transmitter, just 330 meters south of the Canadian border, will cover our community with harmful electromagnetic radiation causing blanketing interference that is not allowed by the FCC population density codes. Sher-E-Punjab Broadcasting Inc. and BBC Broadcasting Inc. - Let’s be clear, so that there is no confusion: Industry Canada and the FCC must be informed of the 22,000 people in Tsawwassen, BC, impacted by the harmful electromagnetic radiation, causing blanketing interference, from your proposed 50,000 watt KRPI 1550 AM radio towers just 330 meters south of the Canadian border. Nothing, absolutely nothing, short of this is acceptable.

Who is in control? Alien control of a broadcast licence is in violation of the FCC code.

In our first ad, we asked BBC Broadcasting Inc.: “Are you U.S. owned and controlled?” or “Are you Canadian owned and controlled?” At the CRTC hearings, Surrey, January 30, the Chairman asked: Who “runs BBC Broadcasting”? CRTC transcript 7936 THE CHAIRPERSON: Do you know who runs BBC Broadcasting? 7937 MR. KHELA [BBC Broadcasting Inc., WA]: Sher-E-Punjab they are -- Badh, he takes care of all that. 7938 THE CHAIRPERSON: He takes care of that. So Mr. Badh [Sher-E-Punjab] runs the station? 7939 MR. KHELA: Yeah. 7940 THE CHAIRPERSON: Mr. Badh next to you or Mr. Badh -- which of the Badhs? 7941 MR. KHELA: He’s right there. 7942 THE CHAIRPERSON: Right there? Okay. 7943 MR. J. BADH: If you don’t mind, Mr. Commissioner? 7944 THE CHAIRPERSON: Sure. 7945 MR. J. BADH: Maybe you can rephrase the question, if you want, and see what do I run the KRPI and the Sher-E-Punjab but the KRPI is under instructions. Not running it, but following what his instructions are, if you can put that in that way. 7946 THE CHAIRPERSON: I think we’re not going to get any further either way. After reading this transcript, we are still asking: Are you U.S. or Canadian owned and controlled?

This is why we fight

Dear Jim, Thank you for your continued efforts to make our community a BETTER PLACE. Please accept this token of thanks for the excellent full page ad in the local paper. Bill L.

Councillor Sylvia Bishop supports STOP THE BORDER BLASTER

Jim Ronback P.Eng. (System Safety Engineer, retired) Tsawwassen BC Greg J. Edwards, Tsawwassen BC 604-499-8317, stoptheborderblaster@gmail.com Donations appreciated: VanCity account 25577, Tsawwassen branch 58, beside Shoppers Drug Mart


February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A17

In the Community

Birthstone Locket • Precious Metal • Pendant guaranteed to never tarnish

Jewellery & Watch Repair • Ladner’s Only

Dealer

4817F Delta Street, Ladner 604-946-1057 Right next to Ladner Village Hardware, the big Yellow Building.

lottery calendar

winners

PHOTO BY

GORD GOBLE

Instructor Beth Shorten’s exercise class is just one of the many activities at the KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen.

Check out KinVillage at open house

KinVillage Community Centre will host an open house and membership drive next Saturday. There will be demonstrations, bingo draws, information booths and complimentary tea or coffee, notes community centre volunteer Wanda Green.

Membership, open to those 50 and up, costs $21 annually. Members receive discounted participation prices. The centre offers over two dozen activities, including several types of exercise classes, yoga, quilting, watercolour art, snooker,

poker, bridge, euchre, line dancing, movie matinees, dances, monthly lunches and special events. The centre is also home to Unique Boutique, which sells gently used ladies apparel and accessories, and the Urban Village Café. The office for ElderCollege

Delta is also located at the centre. The open house is set for Saturday, Feb. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen. Visit www.kinvillage.org to see the centre’s monthly newsletter.

January 2014

L. Karaliolios $1000 Amaranth Yee $100 Tanya Hall $100 Leiza Chonn $100 Sally Holland $100 Ed Claggett $100

Rotary Clubs of Ladner & Tsawwassen


A18 The Delta Optimist February 7, 2014 EVERY SAT & SUN 10AM-6PM

ALL CHECKOUT LANES

OPEN GUARANTEED† unless we are unable due to unforseen technical difficulties

SAVE ¢

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35

PER LITRE

ON GAS

BUY THIS SAVE THIS AMOUNT AMOUNT AT IN GROCERIES OUR GAS BAR

250* 150* $ 100*

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OR USE PC® MASTERCARD® AND SAVE

25¢/L 15¢/L 10¢/L

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WITH THIS COUPON AND A VALID IN-STORE PURCHASE UP TO 100 L AT OUR GAS BAR. With this coupon and a minimum one time store purchase of $100, save up to 35 cents per litre as detailed above, up to a maximum of 100 litres. Single fill-up only. STEPS TO REDEEM THIS OFFER: 1. Make an in-store purchase of $100 or more (excluding taxes, prescriptions, tobacco, alcohol, gift cards, phone cards, gas bar, post office, dry cleaning, lottery tickets, and other provincially regulated products) at Real Canadian Superstore from Friday, February 7, through Thursday, February 13, 2014. 2. Present this coupon along with the valid Superstore receipt to the gas bar cashier at time of gas purchase by Wednesday, February 19, 2014 and save cents per litre, as detailed above, off fuel (not valid on pay-at-pump transactions). Save an additional 10 cents per litre of fuel when paying with a President’s Choice Financial® MasterCard®. One coupon per family purchase and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Cannot be combined with any other coupon or promotional offer. ®PC, President’s Choice, and President’s Choice Financial are registered trademarks of Loblaws Inc. ®/TM MasterCard and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks and PayPass is a trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. President’s Choice Bank a licensee of the marks. President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is provided by President’s Choice Bank. Redeem at participating stores only.

Kids Gourmet Squoosh selected varieties, 90 g 208352 62861900202

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LIMIT 12 AFTER LIMIT

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McCain ultra thin crust pizza selected varieties, 334-360 g 341504 5577330094

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PC® cotton swabs 170’s

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Annette’s fruit pies selected varieties, 8”, 550 g

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no name club pack® jam, jelly or marmalade LIMIT 6 selected varieties, 1 L 403167 6038367046

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spinach bags

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Five Alive, Fruitopia or Nestea drinks selected varieties, refrigerated, 1.75 L

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in Superbucks® value when you pay with your

in Superbucks® value using per litre** any other purchase method

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**Redeem your earned Superbucks® value towards the purchase of Merchandise at participating stores (excluding tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets, gas and prescriptions). With each fuel purchase when you use your President’s Choice Financial® MasterCard® or President’s Choice Financial® debit card as payment, you will receive 7 cents per litre in Superbucks® value. When you use any other method of payment, you will receive 3.5 cents per litre in Superbucks® value. Superbucks® value expires 60 days after date of issue. Superbucks® value are not redeemable at third party businesses within participating stores, the gas bar, or on the purchase of tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets and prescriptions. Superbucks® value has no cash value and no cash will be returned for any unused portion. Identification may be required at the time of redemption. See Superbucks® receipt for more details. ® Trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. ©2014. † MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. President’s Choice Bank a licensee of the mark. President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is provided by President’s Choice Bank. President’s Choice Financial personal banking products are provided by the direct banking division of CIBC.


February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A19

dollar day$ Ziggy’s® beefs

pastrami, roast, Montreal or corned only in stores with a service case

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AA4, AA2, C2, D2 or 9V1 162471 6038313632

Minute Maid orange juice selected varieties, frozen, 295 mL 397839 5960002371

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fold lock, 100’s

/100 g

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A20 The Delta Optimist February 7, 2014

leisure&lifestyles

features co-ordinator: Dave Willis

604-946-4451

email: dwillis@delta-optimist.com

....in South Delta

A Supernatural show

Doug Towle to bring Santana tribute band to Genesis Theatre BY

DAVE WILLIS

dwillis@delta-optimist.com

D

oug Towle is bringing his Santana experience to Ladner on Valentine’s Day. Towle, who grew up in North Delta, will pay tribute to guitar legend Carlos Santana with his band Supernatural at Genesis Theatre. Expect to hear all of Santana’s big hits at the show. “Right from 1969 all the way up to the latest and greatest,” says Towle. Towle, who lives in Langley, has been playing guitar for 34 years. He grew up playing hard rock and then shifted to the acoustic scene for a decade and half, working full time in an acoustic Latin flamenco project. He started Supernatural a year ago. “I just missed playing the electric guitar a lot,” he says. Towle says he came up with the idea for the band while sitting in an airport in Dallas while on tour. “Two months later we hit rehearsals.” Things have gone well so far with the band and the group is “picking and choosing our shows a little bit,” he says. “I want it to be stage show. We’ve got a full multimedia presentation going on along with the show.”

The seven-piece group consists of Towle (guitar/ vocals), Pete Davyduck (bass), Lyndon Dewitt (percussion), Patrick Gavigan (vocals), Heidi McCurdy (vocals), Mike Michalkow (drums) and Brett Zeigler (keys).

“I just missed playing the electric guitar a lot.” Doug Towle

The group is an “A team, as it were,” says Towle. “I’ve been around long enough that when I put this together I was able to cherry pick all my players,” he says. “Santana’s music crosses cultural boundaries and excites audiences worldwide. He is an architect of Latin rock and a true guitar hero,” the band’s website states. “Supernatural honors the man and his music.” Supernatural performs Friday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at Genesis Theatre, 5005-45th Ave., Ladner. Tickets cost $35 for adults and $25 for seniors/ students. Tickets are available at www.supernaturaltribute.com and www. eventbrite.ca.

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Doug Towle and Supernatural come to Genesis Theatre on Feb. 14.

Sidekick to hold auditions at arts centre The Sidekick Players will be auditioning later this month for their last play of the season, On Golden Pond, by Ernest Thompson and directed by Jacqollyne Keath. The play will run from June 5 to 21 at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre and will close Sidekick’s

successful 17th season. Auditions will be held at the arts centre on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. The loons are back again On Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel, who have had a summer cottage

there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea, whom they haven’t seen for years, feels she must be there for Norman’s birthday. She and her fiancé are on their way to Europe the next day but will be back in a couple of weeks to pick up the fiancé’s son. When

she returns, Chelsea is married and her stepson has the relationship with her father that she always wanted. Will father and daughter be able to communicate at last? The play explores the often-turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced

by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. Rolls that need to be cast: • Ethel Thayer (60 to 80) lead • Norman Thayer Jr. (65 to 85) lead • Chelsea Thayer Wayne (35 to 55) lead • Charlie Martin (40 to 55) supporting

• Bill Ray (40 to 55) supporting • Billy Ray (13 to 16) supporting It is a non-equity call. A cold read from the play will occur at the auditions, which are on a first come, first served basis. Send a resume, headshot to sidekickplayers@outlook.com.


February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A21

leisure&lifestyles travel

Romancing at Rowena’s Inn

Haven in Harrison Mills has been luring lovebirds since ‘95 BY

JANE CASSIE

Optimist contributor

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, my husband pulls out all the stops. Candlelight dinners, longstemmed roses, heartshaped chocolate boxes — and always accompanied by a sentimental schmaltzy card. Although my romancing return usually pales in comparison to his, it sure won’t this year. Rolled up and tied with a bow is a scrolled certificate for an overnighter to our favourite haven in Harrison Mills. It’s a getaway gift that would impress Cupid — and without a doubt, will be one that raises our passion-meter a notch or two. Rowena’s Inn on the River, a two-hour drive from Vancouver, has been luring lovebirds since 1995, but the family’s roots of this English-style manor

were planted long before it was touted as a top-notch retreat. Successful timber baron and entrepreneur, Charles Nelson Pretty acquired the 64-hectare (160-acre) parcel of land from his father in 1924. And nearly 70 years later it was taken over by his children, Ivan Pretty and Betty-Anne Faulkner, who named the elegant estate after their beloved mother. When Ivan passed away in 2001, Betty-Anne became the sole owner. She and her husband, Doug Faulkner, along with her nephew Christopher Lepine, continue to oversee the business today — and it runs to a tee. Speaking of which, 18 holes of luscious greenery hug up alongside this the turn-of-the-century beauty. The Sandpiper Golf Course, designed by Russ Olsen, was actually a major drawing card for my husband

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Rowena’s is the author’s favourite haven in Harrison Mills.

when he booked our first visit to Rowena’s. Yes, there is another side to my Romeo. It was my 50-something birthday and he was hoping to couple the special occasion with a little golf. We stayed in the manor house, where all five sumptuous guest rooms combine a piece of the past with creature comforts of the pres-

ent: fine antiques, thirsty robes, cushy beds (one of which belonged to the famous opera singer, Dame Nellie Melba). Each room is personalized and named after a family member and all boast a stunning panoramic view. “Check it out,” my husband had said after pulling back the drapes when we arrived. A jaw-dropping

river and mountain scene filled the backdrop and taking up the foreground were those manicured greens that were mesmerizing my mate. “Let’s book a tee time,” he had said without a flinch. “I’ve heard it’s the best course in the Fraser Valley and is designed for all abilities — even beginners.” Although this statement, geared towards my novice skill level, was an effective strategy, I had a different kind of tea time in mind before venturing out onto those undulating fairways. High tea is available every afternoon in the manor’s Drawing Room and while surrounded by woven tapestries and pristine heirlooms, we sipped the finest blends and dined on a delicious spread that’s literally steeped with tradition. Mealtime is also featured throughout the day at River’s Edge Restaurant,

where chef Jonathan Gee and his team of culinary magicians transform locally-grown ingredients into fabulous flavours. Yes, between doing laps in the outdoor pool, soothing in the hot tub and eyeing the plethora of soaring eagles, my hubby was successful in luring me onto the links. And in spite of losing a few balls to the Harrison River and a couple to a stand of century-old Douglas fir, I figured I came out ahead. In fact, as time will soon tell, so did my husband. For it was here, while swinging on the signature hole, that I got the inspiration for this Valentine’s Day gift. Travel Writers’ Tales is an independent travel article syndicate that offers professionally written travel articles to newspaper editors and publishers. To check out more, visit www. travelwriterstales.com.


A22 The Delta Optimist February 7, 2014

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Interesting vegetables for every garden anne marrison

Green Room Vegetable seed listings are now a glorious circus of heirlooms, new colours, worldwide sources and increased resistance to pests. Plant breeders are also tackling solutions to climate problems. In small garden spaces, ornamental vegetables are a wonderful bonus (at least until you harvest them). Peppermint chard is ahead of this game since you can cut-and-come-again until frost. Its stems are red at the base merging up into white. For container gardeners, this type of food crop is very practical. Cos lettuces such as the red-tinged Paris Island can also keep on producing for many weeks if you harvest the oldest, outside leaves first. I have also seen red cabbage used this way in containers. Coloured carrots are always offered separately, but some catalogues list a Rainbow blend of carrots that gives a long harvest since different kinds mature at various times. Beet collections in mixed colours also offer the same extended harvest. There’s also the new cauliflower Graffiti, which is said to be deep purple and shows an improved tolerance for heat. Different colours apparently show unique qualities.

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Lime-green cauliflowers are ers. These names include said to accept low-nitrogen Blue Pod Desiree Pea, soil while orange heads Dwarf Grey Sugar with demonstrate high levels of purple flowers and Golden beta-carotene. Sweet Edible Pod with Purple-tinged leeks are popular now and not entire- yellow pods and two-tone purple flowers. ly for their beauty. They’re Winter hardiness can be also exceptionally cold a major issue with kale in hardy and are sold under some areas, especially if it’s many names, including combined with intolerance the French heirloom Blue of wet soil. Solaise and Darcy’s Purple Winterbor kale is one of Leek. the favourites for hardiness For brilliantly coloured and productivity. salads, radishes have a lot But the English heirloom to offer. Dwarf Green Curled (aka Starburst (a watermelonDwarf Curlies) promises type) has red flesh inside more. white skin. This one The heirThere is also the new is said to loom Black tolerate cold, Spanish cauliflower Graffiti, windswept Round has which is said to be unsheltered white flesh deep purple and gardens with and black wet, poor skin while shows an improved soil. It’s White Icicle tolerance for heat. described grows an allas growing white root up to 45 cm up to 15 cm with tender, delicate leaves. long. Some edible and pretty The Rat-Tail heirloom vegetables may be too much radish dating at least from of a good thing. Golden1860 is still occasionally leaved purslane is pretty listed. and delicious but almost as The roots aren’t edible, invasive as the green form. but the seedpods give a Another dubious blessing lengthy harvest and are crunchy, nicely peppery and is the heirloom Rampion (Campanula rapunculus), best when they reach about once popular for crisp, 25 cm long. white, edible roots and long Edible pod peas are very spires of purple bells. practical wherever you This one leaves desperate grow them because if you gardeners in its wake as it miss the early pod harvest steadily takes over gardens, you can still use them as roadsides and cracks in shelled peas. The most asphalt parking lots. height choices are for stanAnne Marrison is happy dard white flowers/green to answer garden questions. pods. Send them to her via amarBut some heirloom pod rison@shaw.ca. It helps if peas are available with you can add the name of interesting pod colours and your city or region. sometimes two-tone flow-

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February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A23

leisure&lifestyles health&fitness

Increase mobility with stretching p.j. wren

Well on Your Way

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tretching. It’s something we all know we should be doing more of and this is precisely why I am hosting a partner stretch workshop Saturday, Feb. 15 with Veronica Toy, certified fascial stretch therapist with Fiskco Health and Performance in Ladner (fiskcohealth.com). Toy, a registered practicing kinesiologist, specializes in fascial stretch therapy, a manual, table-based treatment in which the therapist gently pulls and moves the legs, arms, spine and neck in a pattern of smooth motions, at a variety of angles. This helps to remove the pressure between the joints, release joint-lubricating synovial fluid and improve flexibility of the muscles. Her partner stretch workshop will show people how to increase their mobility using some of the tech-

a partner) to help increase niques she applies with her your range of motion and patients. flexibility. (Hosted in Tsawwassen, Traction for more information on This simple stretch prothe workshop visit www. vides decompression of fitnesswithpj.com and the joints, click the can aid with Upcoming Events tab.) “Anyone will benefit relaxation releases Anyone from this workshop, and endorphins will beninto the efit from this from chronic pain blood stream workshop, sufferers... to those (a natural from chronic getting back to pain relievpain sufsport/activity from er). ferers (low • Partner back, shoul- an injury, athletes lies on the ders, knees, looking to increase floor and elbow), to their speed, strength relaxes while those getting back to and power, to those concentrating on sport/activsimply looking breathing. ity from an • Stretcher injury, athfor a relaxing and sits on floor letes looking rejuvenating way to comfortably, to increase bring symmetry back holds on to their speed, the base of strength and to the body.” the heels and power, to gently leans those simply back. looking for a relaxing and Lateral Line rejuvenating way to bring This stretch targets the symmetry back to the body. lateral hip and IT band For those of you who (iliotibial band). can’t attend the workshop, It’s great for active Toy recommends trying people and individuals who these three stretches (with

run. • Partner lies with arms above head — can stretch to one side. • Stretcher puts partner’s left foot under partner’s left ankle and slowly walks out to the side, while holding right leg up. Repeat on opposite side. Inner Thigh This stretch targets the medial hamstring and the adductors, which is fantastic for soccer and hockey players. • Stretcher places feet at the top inside of the partner’s ankles and gently pushes outwards. • Partner sits tall, relaxes and breathes deeply and relaxes into the stretch. The Partner Stretch Workshop is on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, email info@ fitnesswithpj.com. PJ Wren is a personal trainer in the Delta area. She can be reached at fitnesswithpj.com and you can also check out her fitness show on Delta TV weekdays at 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

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A24 The Delta Optimist February 7, 2014

leisure&lifestyles

Cartoonist releasing ‘best of’ compilation

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A new collection from longtime editorial cartoonist Adrian Raeside is due out this spring from Harbour Publishing. The Best of Adrian Raeside: A Treasury of BC Cartoons is a compilation of 200 of his “most hilarious cartoons.” Raeside has been the editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times Colonist for over three decades and his cartoons also appear in the Delta Optimist. “From logging protests to wacko premiers, bloated bureaucrats and ferries that don’t run, leaky condos, ICBC premiums and smart meters, he leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the unique West Coast lifestyle,” states Harbour Publishing’s spring catalogue. Raeside is the author of over a dozen books, including The Rainbow Bridge: A Visit to Pet Paradise, No Sailing Waits and Other

IMAGES COURTESY HARBOUR PUBLISHING

Ferry Tales: 30 Years of BC Ferries Cartoons and Tails Don’t Lie: A Decade of Dog Cartoons. The Best of Adrian Raeside: A Treasury of BC Cartoons is set for a March release.

Cartoonist Adrian Raeside, whose work regularly appears in the Optimist, is releasing a new book, The Best of Adrian Raeside: A Treasury of BC Cartoons, this spring. It is set to be released in March. Raeside has been the editorial cartoonist for the Victoria Times Colonist for more than 30 years.

We invite you to attend a 2014 Bus Service Optimization Open House to learn more about the proposed changes and how you may be affected, ask questions and review alternative travel options available to you.

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Date: February 13, 2014 Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Ladner Community Center Multipurpose Room 4734 - 51st Street Delta

PROPOSED ROUTE CHANGES 606/608 Service Redesign Convert the 606/608 to a minibus and terminate service at the Ladner Exchange. This would require a transfer from the 608 to the 601 in the AM peak or a transfer from the 601 to the 606 in the PM. 404 Service Redesign Reroute the 404 along Steveston Highway to terminate at the Riverport Recreation Complex.

Service optimization is the process of reallocating “bus service hours” from areas of low productivity to where customer demand is higher. It’s a critical part of TransLink’s ongoing program of managing the transit network to become more efficient and effective.

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February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A25

Valentine’s Day We asked readers to send us romantic photos in our

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A26 The Delta Optimist February 7, 2014

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Valentine’s Day

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Taylor Bamford has spent her entire high school career in near obscurity and she doesn’t mind one bit. At a school that features provincial championship calibre girls volleyball and field hockey programs, Bamford’s passion has always been basketball. The senior at South Delta secondary was introduced to the game in Grade 4 through the local Steve Nash League and was eventually good enough to play on Basketball B.C.’s provincial teams — winning Western Canadian championships with the U15 and U16 squads. While the Sun Devils’ volleyball team repeated as provincial AAAA champions and the field hockey squad earned silver last fall, something has to give with only so many female student athletes at the school. When Bamford arrived at SDSS, there weren’t even enough players to have a Grade 8 team. She aged up to play junior and is now winding down her days as a Sun Devil. South Delta plays in the Fraser Valley tier two league and is enjoying a solid season, finishing in first place with a 6-2 record despite a 47-45 loss to Panorama Ridge on Wednesday night. The playoffs will be a challenge as advancing through the tier two playoffs means potentially meeting up with tier one Fraser Valley opponents which includes provincial heavyweights Brookswood and Riverside. “I had lots of good experiences with Basketball B.C. so I don’t regret my sport, as tempting as it was to be part

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South Delta Sun Devils Taylor Bamford drives to the hoop during Wednesday’s Fraser Valley Tier II League game against Panorama Ridge. Bamford helped Team B.C. capture a pair of Western Canadian titles before settling down to play for her hometown school. standout Christine Howlett is the lone member of the volleyball team playing basketball. “I don’t know what happened there,” continued Bamford. “We’re just not a basketball school. Christine is very athletic and basically can adapt to any sport. But this has been a good last season. It’s a different group

of (mostly Grade 11) girls who have more drive which is pretty cool.” At 5-11, Bamford spent her days in B.C. colours playing post. With the Sun Devils, she is more like the jack of all trades — often asked to help bring the ball up the floor on press breaks or shooting threes like she did in Wednesday’s come-

back bid. There was the potential to continue her career at a small college, but instead she has used her excellent grades to be accepted into Montreal’s McGill University next fall. “Other than maybe playing intramural, this is going to be the end for me,” she smiled.

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of that amazing (volleyball) team,” laughed Bamford. “I definitely considered (going to a school with a strong basketball program). In the end, I just wanted to be with my friends.” To compete at the highest level, it takes nearly yearround training which makes it very difficult to take on another sport. SFU-bound

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U16 Blues roll in cup play

Scoreboard Girls Soccer B.C. Coastal Girls Soccer League Championship Cup Standings U18 Group One W L PKW PKL Pts Surrey United Elite 3 0 0 0 9 Vancouver Thunder 2 1 0 0 6 Chilliwack Attack 2 1 0 0 6 Cliff Ave United 1 1 0 1 4 Sunshine Coast 0 2 1 0 2 Tsa Blues 0 3 0 0 0 U18 Group Three North Coquitlam Ladner Strikers North Shore United North Shore Strikers PoCo Fury Vancouver Coyotes

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Delta gymnasts at Elite Canada meet PHOTO

BY

HERMANN GLOCKL

Tsawwassen Blues’ Mia Simpson makes a move on a Sur-Del opponent during B.C. Coastal Girls Soccer League U16 Group One Cup action last Sunday in North Delta Simpson scored three goals as the Blues rolled to a 5-0 victory to remain perfect in round-robin cup play. Next up is showdown with Chilliwack in a battle of 3-0 teams.

Delta’s Devy Dyson and Julian Geisler are among 40 B.C. gymnasts who will be competing at this weekend’s annual artistic Elite Canada meet in Gatineau, Que. Competition kicks off on Friday and runs through Sunday with medals up for grabs in novice, junior and senior events for both men and women. Geisler and Dyson will both be compet-

ing at the senior men’s level. They currently train out of Langley Gymnastics and Richmond Gymnastics respectively. Results from Elite Canada, along with the Canadian championships in May, will count heavily in team selection for major upcoming international events this year, including the Commonwealth Games and Senior Pan American Championships.

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4158 Arthur Drive, Ladner

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3715 Arthur Dr., Ladner

5116 Galway Drive, Tsawwassen

$619,900

$629,900

RANCHER WITH A LOFT • 2,114 sqft • 3 bdrms • New kitchen reno with granite counters • Recently painted • Immaculately kept • Bonus loft upstairs

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6345 Holly Park Dr., Ladner

4713 46A Street, Ladner

$639,900

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$659,900

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6754 London Drive, Ladner

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February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A35

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A36 The Delta Optimist February 7, 2014

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$845,000

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5217 Central Avenue, Ladner

4553 Savoy St., Ladner

$925,000 STUNNING BRAND NEW EXECUTIVE HOME • Over 2,500 sq.ft. 5 Bedroom and den • Vaulted ceilings, prestige layout • Viking Appliance packages, extensive crown mouldings, • Master bedroom on main floor • 4 BDRMS UPSTAIRS! 4 bathrooms

$979,000 AMAZING EXECUTIVE HOME

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• 3,170 sq.ft. custom built executive home • Top-of-the-line finishings • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms • Triple car garage • 10,200 sq.ft. private yard

4557 Savoy St., Ladner

674 52nd Street, Tsaw.

$979,900

$999,900

#1 Agent in Ladner / Tsawwassen* 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013! *Based on number of sales in 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013! *This representation is based in whole or in part on Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics

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SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOME!

• Custom-Built Builder’s own home! • 3,168 sq.ft. master bedroom on main • 5 bedroom home PLUS LARGE FLEX ROOM • Located in Cul-de-sac on one of Ladner’s finest streets • Triple Garage with RV Parking! • Large west-facing yard

• Sensational 3,049 sq.ft. family home in Beach Grove • High-end appliances and fixtures, stone counters, crown mouldings, hardwood flooring • Excellent layout with 4 bedrooms upstairs including two with OCEAN and Mt. Baker VIEWS • Extra large games room, home office area, fabulous outdoor entertainment patio • Balance of new home warranty.

5229 Paton Dr., Ladner

1685 Beach Grove Rd., Tsawwassen

$1,088,000

$1,138,000

ONE OF LADNER’S FINEST W/GOLF COURSE VIEW!

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• Magnificent custom home • Top quality finishings • Golf course views! • This home has everything you can imagine in luxury living

BEST CUSTOM HOME!

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5880 Cove Reach Rd., Ladner

932 Keil Street, White Rock

$1,188,800

$1,399,900

STUNNING HOME

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• Total renovation over $350 thousand • 4 bedrooms plus a den, 4 bathrooms plus a steam shower and sauna • Master on the Main • Outdoor hot tub as well as pool with new liner and new heat pump • 3,480 sq.ft. of living space • Kitchen has had over $60K spent • 2 Jenn Air ovens and 2 refrigerators • Cupboards are all custom made • Engineered hardwood • 3 car garage plus a work shop/pool shed plus 2 covered patio areas

#16-5300 Admiral Way, Ladner

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$1,488,000

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• 4,500 sq.ft. • 6 bedrooms, 6 baths • Triple garage • Separate 2 bedroom guest or nanny suite

88 English Bluff Rd., Tsawwassen

BEAUTIFUL 2 STOREY CUSTOM HOME

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• 5472 sq.ft. home • 4 bdrms and 5 bthrms • Situated on 20 acres • Double staircase. • Black galaxy granite tiling.

558 English Bluff Road, Tsaw.

6520 68th Avenue, Ladner

$2,168,800

$2,488,000

*FRASER AND HIS TEAM RANKED #3 IN THE GREATER VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE BOARD IN 2013.

EXCELLENT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

• 5 acre development site out of ALR! • In south surreys next up and coming pocket of industrial & residential real estate

• Prime 7.9 acre development property. Not in ALR. • Currently has a workshop and beautiful character home rented at $3000 a month. * Perfect investment property in fast developing area.

18973 16th Avenue, Surrey

18862 20th Avenue, Surrey

$2,500,000

$4,500,000

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5110 Wilson Drive, Tsawassen 217 Morningside Dr., Tsawassen

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• This home is a "10" • Gorgeous custom built home • Renovated kitchen this year • New Carpet • Fabulous floor plan over 4,349 sq.ft. • Large Deck with covered area 5135 Cliff Pl., Tsawwassen

EXCELLENT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

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OUTSTANDING NORTH SHORE MOUNTAIN VIEWS

228 English Bluff Rd., Tsawwassen

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE CUSTOM-BUILT HOME

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• PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEWS • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms • 3 outdoor decks incl/cov’d balcony, rooftop & wraparound decks • Huge theatre & games room • TRIPLE garage • GST included

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351 54A Street, Tsawwassen 5470 Wallace Ave., Tsawwassen

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#206-4745 54A St., Ladner 1179 Bayview Dr., Tsawwassen

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5416 Maple Crescent, Ladner

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1 SALE EVERY 2.78 DAYS IN 2013!!!*

Fraser and his Team were the #3 RANKING TEAM in THE GREATER VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE BOARD for 2013! *Based on number of sales in 2013! Stats as of December 31st, 2013. *Based on Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Statistics!

*as of December 31st, 2013 (Approx 10,000 agents total in Real Estate Board in 2013)

Call Fraser today for UNBEATABLE Real Estate Marketing Expertise. Ask about my Vancouver Sun marketing campaign.

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February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A37

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FAMILY DAY WEEKEND!

BOUNDARY BEACH 258-66th Street Boundary Beach

12-66th Street $795,000

Boundary Beach

$895,000

FRI FEB.7 – 7:30PM Feat. top 2014 prospect JAKE VIRTANEN

SAT FEB.8 – 7:00PM

Feat. 2012 4th Overall Pick (NYI) GRIFFIN REINHART

Living Area: 1,648 sq.ft. Lot Size Area: 4,785 sq.ft.

Living Area: 2,315 sq.ft. Lot Size Area: 8,218 sq.ft.

Built like a new home

Once in a lifetime generation home

Dil Kainth dil@dilkainth.com 604-368-1880

FAMILY DAY

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“Working with you to unlock the world” Call Dil to discuss the Canadian Dollar impact on Real Estate in Canada.

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Progroup |100-5000 Bridge Street, Ladner www.realestatedelta.com Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Richard Lowe, Personal Real Estate Corporation, Realtor, RIBC 604 946 8000 | 604 943 8080 | richard@realestatedelta.com

Jennifer McGregor, Personal Real Estate Corporation, Realtor jennifer@realestatedelta.com | 604 908 1593

3600 VIRTUAL TOUR

NEW LISTING

4435 46B Street $539,900

1,825 sq.ft. - 4 bdrms - 2 bath - Single garage - 6,002 sq.ft. lot

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4934 Central Avenue $598,900 2,220 sq.ft. - 4 bdrms - 3 bath dble garage - 5,855 sq.ft. lot

NEW LISTING

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5138 Bentley Drive $1,339,000

3,017 sq.ft. - 5 bdrms - 5 bath den - hobby room - triple car garage - 6,995 sq.ft. lot

NEW LISTING

D218-4845 53 Street $312,900 1,029 sq.ft. - 2 bdrms - 2 bath 2 decks - South Exposure

NEW LISTING

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A306-4811 53rd Street $388,000 1,861 sq.ft. - 3 bdrms - 2 bath 2 parking spaces - Ladner Pointe

NEW PRICE

5176 44th Avenue $659,900

2,306 sq.ft. - 5 bdrms - 2 bath - 2 bdrm inlaw suite - 8,400 sq.ft. lot

3600 VIRTUAL TOUR

4957 44th Avenue $759,900

3,448 sq.ft. - 4 bdrms - 4 bath workshop - suite potential 6,280 sq.ft. lot

NEW LISTING

SOLD #102-4745 54A Street $349,800

1,102 sq.ft. - 2 bdrms - den - 2 bath quiet location - Adlington Court

#406-4768 53 Street $289,900

932 sq.ft. - 2 bdrms - 2 bath - top floor courtyard view - Sunningdale IV

4999 Central Avenue $999,900

Subdivision Potential - 90x187 (16,835 sq.ft. lot) Hawthorne Area

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5040 Linden Drive $898,000

2,673 sq.ft. - 5 bdrms - 3 bath detached garage - 2 bdrm suite 12,238 sq.ft. lot

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Word Challenge $399,000

OPEN SATURDAY 8TH 2-4 102-1150-54a Street Tsawwassen 2 Bedrooms - 2 Baths Live the Luxe LIFE!

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5405-13A Avenue Tsawwassen

3 Bedrooms - 3 Baths Stylish west coast contemporary family Home

$849,000

OPEN SUNDAY 9TH 2-4 4937- 4 th Avenue Tsawwassen

4 Bedrooms - 3 Baths Rarely available on prestigious 4th Avenue

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604.512.7022

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Entry through a courtyard this bright and spacious condo has so much to offer. No car? No worries you can walk to everything, shops, cafes and the library. 2 beds, 2 baths, ample storage, secure parking and its ready to move in now. Asking $319,000

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2 beds, 2 baths, over 1200 sq. ft. this has everything. Lots of outside areas with a deck and patio. Secure parking and only minutes from Safeway and London Drugs. $299,000

ARE YOU CONSIDERING DOWNSIZING TO A CONDO OR TOWNHOUSE? With over 25 years of Real Estate experience and specializing in Delta, I will provide you with honest, caring professional advise to make your next move as stress free as possible. Give me a call Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to talk to you.

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Thinking of buying or selling? I provide professional help. #302 - 1300 HUNTER RD TSAWWASSEN $449,000 VIEW condo in QUIET location!!! This 1315 sq.ft. condo overlooks Beach Grove Golf Club and is walking distance to stores, restaurants, beach and transit. Don’t miss out!

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TrishandTeri .ca 951 50th Street | $799,000

OPEN SUN 2-4: Beautiful 2,265 sqft, 4 bdrm rancher on west exposed private lot w/pool. Quiet cul de sac on dead-end street.

308-1706 56th Street | $389,000

OPEN SAT 2-4: Penthouse in Heron Cove. 2 bdrm & den open concept plan w/view of North Shore mountains & farmland.

214-1120 Tsatsu Shores | $359,000 OPEN SUN 2-4: Waterfront, offering the most unique style of condo living w/full views of the Pacific Ocean & Gulf Islands.

5336 4A Avenue | $759,000

OPEN SUN 2-4: 4 bdrm family home w/lots of space down for teens. Upper floor has views of Boundary Bay & mountains.

4589 64th Street | $899,000 OPEN SUN 2-4: Stunningly & professionally renovated

country home. 5 bdrms & games room on a west lot.

302-1300 Hunter Road | $449,000

OPEN SAT 2-4: Stunning 2 bedroom and den south/east facing apartment overlooking Beach Grove Golf Course.

Get moving with Trish and Teri! Trisha Murphy | 604.312.7621 Trisha@TrishaMurphy.ca Sutton Group - Seafair Realty: 1625 56th Street, Tsawwassen

Teri Steele | 604.897.2010 sold@TeriSteele.com

1148 Fairway Views | $539,000

OPEN SUN 2-4: Golf course view overlooking the 6th green. 2550 sqft 3 bedroom townhome with spectacular views.

4728 Stahaken Place | $679,000

OPEN SUN 2-4: Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom and den executive home in a quiet cul de sac.

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45-5300 Admiral Way | $729,000

OPEN SUN 2-4: Stunning Townhome in WOODWARD LANDING offering 2400sqft of luxury with master on the main.


February 7, 2014 The Delta Optimist A41

AILEEN NOGUER

Taste Tester

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RE/MAX PROGROUP 604-946-8000 RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTYREALTY 604-946-8000 or 943-8080

When dining out, it’s not always the case that we get to know who’s creating our meals in the kitchen. Lucky for patrons of Browns Socialhouse behind Coquitlam Town Centre, they get Executive Chef Jason Labahn for the next three months.

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Feature sheet dishes change frequently, as customer feedback is taken into account and both popular and new items appear on the menu, like kale, quinoa and chicken salad ($14.50), steak friets with blue cheese garlic butter ($19.50) and an Oreo cookie jar ($8). Yes, that means homemade whipped Oreo cheesecake in a jar. The space here is a sight to see, too, outfitted with a skull locker and custom Sicis mosaic floor. It’s all we need to know. 120-2950 Glen Dr., Coquitlam, 604-474-3255, www.brownsrestaurantgroup.com

That’s a Wrap

Behind the Mud Mask by Christine Laroche

Northern Quebec’s Manicouagan crater is roughly 215 million years old. Ironically, it can help us get a youthful-looking complexion.

Instant motivation for a barre or hot yoga class: Nike Studio Wrap footwear. They’re stylish and make us feel like a dancer slipping on a pair of ballet shoes. Not only do they look ridiculously pretty, they actually offer great support to the ankles and arches and have great traction — and no more contact with the damp, sweat-soaked floor. For extra coverage, there’s a package that includes flats to slip on over the wraps after class. Stylish from the studio to the street. Available at sporting good stores, $50 for the wrap, $110 for the pack, www.nike.com

What’s Mine is Yours

by Alexandra Suhner Isenberg

Buying days are Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, so clear out your closet and exchange it for cash or trade it for something new, or as we like to say, new to you. Mine & Yours, 1060 Hornby St., Vancouver, 604-620-8885, www.mineandyours.com

While many mud masks are uncomfortable (burning and stinging is never a good sign in our books!), Consonant’s DHE Mask, which contains Manicouagan clay, feels like a dream. Plus, with bonus ingredients like willow bark and tea tree exact (touted for their purification properties), fruit oils (for hydration and radiance) and alpha hydroxy enzymes (gentle exfoliants), it’s an all-natural recipe for a glowing complexion.

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Pablo Neruda said “Mexico City is in the markets,” and on a recent weekend jaunt to this bustling capital, so were we. Stay Channel your inner Tyler Brulé (or pretend you’re a Mexican telecom tycoon) in the cool business district hotel, Hotel Distrito Capital from Grupo Habita (who also opened the Hotel Americano in Chelsea). The views are expansive - as are the rooms. We hired a driver here to take us to the markets on whirlwind tour. Hotel Distrito Capital Av. Juan Salvador Agraz 37 Santa Fe, 5255-5282-2199, www.hoteldistritocapital.com Explore Mercado Sonora is a vast network of connected markets where you can find just about anything if you are willing to enter the labyrinth. In the market for a peacock, a new fridge and a Day of the Dead costume? You’re in luck! We also found an entire stall of trendy enamel plateware for a fraction of what it costs at West Elm. Look for cobs of corn grilled over coals with chili and lime. City

$649,900

www.deltahomes.ca • www.ladnerrealestate.ca

An oldie but a goodie. $45 at www.consonantskincare.com

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This is the home you have been waiting for!! Located in the popular Ladner Elementary area this extensively updated four bedroom home is situated adjacent to Cromie Park and features farmland views. Over $100,000 in renovations, cedar portico, Pella windows, custom open concept kitchen, three new bathrooms (heated floor), hardwood flooring, furnace (TRANE) + hot water tank plus so much more!!!Master bedroom is double the size of a standard bedroom, plus two more bedrooms on main. Lower floor with fourth bedroom, family room + den. Landscaped yard, children’s playhouse + large shed. Double (tandem) garage (38’ long) RV and boat space. Dream location!!

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If clearing out your closet or spending less money on clothes is part of your plan for 2014, then we suggest you check out Mine & Yours. Inspired by the trenddriven consignment stores in LA, this downtown boutique purchases or trades clothes with Vancouver’s most stylish shoppers. They describe it as a revolving community closet, filled with party dresses, casual wear, and killer shoes. We spotted a $40 Versace skirt, four pairs of Christian Louboutins at $300 per pair, and a Vince leather shift dress for $190. Expect to find brands like Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton alongside Wilfred and Topshop. Items are priced to move quickly, and they pay cash instead of using a complicated and time consuming consignment system (which also means they tend to get the best stuff).

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Come on inside this charming NE 1,383 sq. ft. 3 bedroom rancher with lots of great updates, including fabulous kitchen with a view and lots more! AMAZING landscaped gardens with pond & water feature in backyard with FULL views to North Shore. Backyard is a gardeners dream! Super private and backs onto farmland & waterway. Workshop in garage with a BONUS secondary workshop/storage upstairs. Lot size 8,625 sq. ft.- a very unique & desirable property. Current owners have loved living here and so will you!!

Labahn has launched the latest feature sheet menu, using this location as a temporary test kitchen with Chef Steve Dacunha until the restaurant’s official test kitchen opens this March in Langley.

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VIEW BY APPOINTMENT #247- 5421 10th Ave., Tsawwassen

Welcome to Sundial Villa - nestled in the heart of Tsawwassen. IMMACULATE! Updated bright and spacious one bedroom, one bathroom condo. It is on the second floor and it overlooks the court-yard. Very quiet, well managed building. This home is spotless and offers a great open plan with a large living & dining area with sliding glass doors opening onto a large covered balcony. Good sized bed-room (15’x10’6) with walk through closet to the full nicely updated bathroom. Complex has newer roof, double-paned windows, new hall carpets, etc! Move in ready, many upgrades. Exterior paint in 2010. Two blocks to all amenities. Shows very well.

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IMMACULATE! Welcome to Heron Place - nestled in the heart of Tsawwassen. Move in ready! Professionally painted recently with brand new carpet throughout and brand new stainless kitchen appliances. This wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom and den suite is lovely and bright with 9 foot ceilings. Great layout with over 1300 sq ft of living space!. Large North facing balcony is on the quiet side of the building, is completely private and is accessible from the LR and the Master BR. Kitchen has lots of cabinet space, a pantry and a nice eating area. Ensuite has separate tub and shower and there is a huge walk in closet in the master. Large insuite laundry. 2 secured parking stalls and 1 storage unit. 2 blocks to all amenities

WANTED RANCHER: LADNER OR TSAWWASSEN! • Outlook to Water, Mountains, Golf Course, Parkland etc • Single Level: Limited or no steps to Front Door • Minimum 3 Bedrooms, Preferably More • Cash Buyer Call Brian or Harry for a FREE MARKET EVALUATION of your home!

RE/MAX PROGROUP - 1559 56TH STREET DELTA, B.C. - 604.943.8080

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$739,900

OPEN SUNDAY 2– 4

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GREAT LOCATION! 5209 BENTLEY CRES., LADNER Great home in a cul-de-sac in one of Ladner’s most desirable neighborhoods of Victory South. 2,180 square feet with 3 bedrooms, formal living & dining rooms. Open concept kitchen, eating area and family room. Some brand new flooring, new kitchen cabinet doors and newer roof. Come check it out!

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4590 65A STREET, LADNER

#209, 4815 48TH AVE., LADNER

Terrific 1550 sq.ft. rancher on a 64 x 132’ lot in East Ladner. This home is truly suited to meet the needs of any young family or empty nester. Beautifully updated kitchen & sitting area. Formal Living & dining room with gas fireplace. Total of 3 bdrms, 5 year young roof, new furnace, appliance and baths. Loads of RV parking.

$599,900

This is a fabulous 2 level townhouse style, 2 bedroom & loft located in Ladner Village. Gorgeous renovated kitchen. Dining area and living room with built in’s, wood fireplace and new carpets. Absolutely the most sought after waterfront development in the area boasting not only it’s marina but loads of green space. No pets allowed and no elevator.

$418,000


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BEAUTIFUL RENO’S 2 BEDROOM CONDO #210, 1175 FERGUSON RD, TSAWWASSEN A rare opportunity to own a north west corner unit in Century House! Bright cheerful and spacious feeling with 2 car underground parking stalls. A games room with pool table! A stones throw from all shopping in Tsawwassen. Come live and enjoy!

$209,900

JUST SOLD JUST SOLD BETTER THAN NEW! 5159 HERON BAY CLOSE, LADNER

Beautifully updated home in spacious cul-de-sac location. Approximately 1,900 square feet with gorgeous formal living & dining rooms. Kitchen boasting silestone countertops, eating area and family room overlooking a private south exposed back yard. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths up. This home is like new!

$739,000

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5111 BENTLEY DR., LADNER


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Choose a service package that will suit your needs best, or work with us to develop a custom service package just for you. Each situation is unique, and so are your needs as the seller of your home.

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$7,899 based on home sale of $600,000

1% of the sale price + $1,899 (minimum $7,899)

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If you choose to buy a home using one of our agents, you too, will benefit, with our Cash Gift Buyer’s Program.

$13,200 based on home sale of $600,000

(minimum $11,000)

5%

$17,500 based on home sale of $600,000

7%

$22,000 based on home sale of $600,000

$2,500

UPON THE COMPLETION OF YOUR PURCHASE

5% of the first $100,000 & 2.5% of balance of sale price

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7% of the first $100,000 & 3% of the balance of sale price

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Certain terms and conditions apply. This communication/ad is not intended to breach any existing agency relationships. All eligible contracts must have a completion date prior to March 31st, 2014. Gift based on commissions received. Not to exceed 25% of the proceeds payable to us as buyers agent.

Different commission rates, fees and listing and marketing services may be offered by other RE/MAX Franchisees and sales associates in Canada

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4917 58B STREET, LADNER

4250 ARTHUR DR., LADNER

Fantastic home located in desirable neighborhood next to Bell Park. Main floor boasts some original oak floors, 3 bedrooms, extra sunroom off back, master bedroom with 2 piece ensuite. Downstairs has recently renovated LEGAL suite. Great starter home on a 75 x 100’ lot.

$589,900

Stunning 3,000 square foot home located on Ladner’s prestigious Arthur drive with absolutely gorgeous backyard on historic Chilukthin Slough. Almost every room has a view of sunrises, farmland & Mt. Baker. Beautifully finished with architectural details. Living room with floor to ceiling fireplace & 14 foot ceilings, formal dining area, kitchen with maple cabinets & granite counters. Family room, den, games room, 4 1/2 baths, 5 bedrooms, master with walk-in closet, sundeck & loft area. Tuscan inspired, climate controlled wine cellar. Amazing back yard with covered patio, deck, greenhouse, loads of wildlife, views and greenery.

$949,000

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660 – 54TH STREET

5178 8A AVENUE, TSAWWASSEN

Fantastic opportunity to renovate and create a beautiful home for you and your family. 2,800 sauare foot, 2 level with 1,600 sq.ft. up and 1,200 sq.ft. down. 8,500 sq.ft. lot in private, secluded dead end street. Close to high school, elementary school & rec center. New roof & newer furnace.

$574,000

Rare, super spacious 2 level home with over 1450 square feet on the main floor. Wonderful updates including new engineered H/W flooring, kitchen cabinets, paint and more. Wrap-around deck and spacious South exposed backyard. Located in desirable central Tsawwassen location, close to schools, park and bus route. Easily suitable 960 sf ground floor.

$634,900


A52 The Delta Optimist February 7, 2014

FFa am miiilly Da ayy Dea alls Top Sirloin Steaks or Roast Naturally Aged 21 Days Family Pack Savings Size $13.21/kg

Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Product of Surrey, BC Family Pack Savings Size $12.10/kg

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399 Each

Movie Offer!

See in-store for specially marked packages and redeem online.

For details visit cineplex.com/freemovieoffer Restrictions Apply.

SunRype 100% Juice Assorted 1L

On Sale

4 $5 for

Where this symbol appears, deposit & enviro levies are applicable.

Buck Brand Organic Navel Oranges Grown in California 4lb/1.81kg Bag

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