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B-17G bomber Sentimental Journey visited Boundary Bay Airport this week. Owned by the Commemorative Air Force and based at Falcon Field in Arizona, the Second World War-era aircraft was on display for ground and cockpit tours and also available for rides. The bomber visits an average of 60 cities and towns annually. The aircraft was to depart Boundary Bay this morning on its way to Abbotsford.

Group raises stink over skunk Juvenile female found caught in ‘inhumane trap’ along River Road is recovering well BY

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It was a painful experience for the little critter. A young female skunk was discovered in what’s being described as an inherently inhumane trap in South Delta Wednesday, prompting an animal advocacy group to once again call for changes to the law. A passerby discovered the

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as a liaison between businesses and production companies, and will be on the street during filming. Zellweger said the additional communication and having someone on location to deal with issues immedi-

ately would go a long way to help the situation. “That’s really what you need,” she said. In the past, production companies have made a donation to the LBA in return for the use of the two

municipally-owned parking lots in Ladner Village. The municipality will now charge $500 per day and a portion of the money collected will be given to the LBA as a grant. Under the current permitting process, vehicle and pedestrian traffic can be held up for no longer than three minutes at a time when cameras are rolling, and production companies pay for Delta police officers to provide traffic control. Zellweger was quick to say that not all filming creates problems and businesses are supportive of filming in Ladner Village as it can be a boon for some merchants. According to the Delta staff report, one production company reported spending an average of $50,000 a day in and around Ladner. In the spring, Impastor Productions Inc., which spent about 10 days filming in Ladner, purchased $22,500 in gift certificates from local businesses and then handed them out to merchants and shoppers. At last week’s council meeting, Mayor Lois Jackson said Delta was wary of levying too many fees, suggesting that some municipalities charge film companies too much. “It’s like killing the golden goose,” she said.

solutions to end conflict or nuisance-type behaviour exist.” The association says despite petitions, letters and e-mails, Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Minister Steve Thomson has refused to meet and discuss nonlethal solutions to conflicts with wildlife. Noting they fortunately have not had many calls for animals caught in traps,

Delta Community Animal Shelter manager Sarah Jones said what’s more worrisome here is people electing to purchase so-called humane traps that have the animals lured and captured. She said the problem is that people setting traps to rid their properties of animals like raccoons or skunks don’t remember to constantly check them. A captured animal could

end up trapped for days or even longer, suffering from hunger or dehydration or become vulnerable to predators, she said. “It’s a bit concerning to me personally that they can sell those because they are not used appropriately, even though they are considered humane traps,” Jones said. She added animal control offers use those traps mostly to capture feral cats.

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Delta is looking at amending its filming application process after receiving some complaints from local businesses. Film crews have become an increasingly familiar sight in Ladner Village in recent years and while many production companies work well with merchants, said Ladner Business Association president Jackey Zellweger, there are some that have caused frustrations. “When they come in, they have such a huge impact on businesses,” Zellweger said. Parking is the primary concern for many business owners, she said. “It’s always a huge issue.” Some businesses have also complained about a loss of income during filming and the large number of film crews in front of stores. “As a result of the concerns raised and a subsequent review of the filming application process, some process amendments have been identified,” stated a staff report to Delta council last week. “The goal of these changes is to improve the filming process and address concerns raised by

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The TV series Impastor, which spent about 10 days filming in Ladner this spring, purchased over $20,000 in gift certificats from local merchants. local businesses and residents.” In addition to changes to fees and the application process, civic politicians also approved the creation of a filming coordinator. The coordinator will act

SKUNK from page 1 the Protection of FurBearing Animals said the powerful, body-gripping Conibear trap that snagged the skunk is supposed to kill animals quickly by snapping their necks. However, what often happens is that another part of the animal’s body will get caught, making it suffer.

“Too often we are hearing of incidents where animals, both wild and domestic, are being caught, terrified and injured in these inherently inhumane traps,” said Nelson. “There is never a legitimate reason for this kind of cruel behaviour, particularly when non-lethal, truly humane

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Delta is introducing new rules that will penalize homeowners with secondary suites that make their tenants park on the street. A public hearing was held last week on amendments to the municipal parking regulations that would strengthen secondary suite parking and establish penalties to provide more effective enforcement. The current regulations are aimed at ensuring properties with suites provide sufficient on-site parking as the municipality has been getting complaints regarding the increasing number of vehicles being parked on streets. Municipal hall says this

is partly attributed to insufficient off-street parking as well as boats, RVs and other personal items taking up parking spaces. The amendments, which would apply to all properties in Delta, would see property owners fined $200 for failing to provide required spaces or not posting required parking notices. The bylaw would require a notice be posted within a secondary suite to clearly identify the location of the required parking on the lot for the exclusive use of the secondary suite occupant. When the bylaw was introduced at a Delta council meeting last month, CAO George Harvie said notices would be issued and must be posted in second-

ary suites that tenants have the right to a parking spot on-site. “The reason why we’re having this before council is the problems we’ve had from the licensed basement suites,” said Harvie. “There are designations insofar as the basement suite has parking and our bylaw people go out and find they are taken by a bunch of boats or trailers and there is no parking for designated parking for the suite.” At last Tuesday’s hearing, council approved the tougher rules in principle, which still require final approval. When asked at the earlier council meeting about the number of recreational vehicles and boats currently permitted in a driveway, Harvie responded that

George Harvie Delta CAO potential zoning changes would be discussed at a future council workshop. Council backed off the last time it took on the issue of RVs and boats parked in front driveways. In 2004, Delta proposed restrictions on the number and size, but got a swift and negative reaction from RV and boat owners.

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One local resident would like to see the Ladner Village Market become a dog-free zone. Robyn Lougheed said she would like to see man’s best friend banned from the market, which runs every second Sunday from June to September. Lougheed, who owns a dog, said the market is not a dog-friendly event: it’s crowded and, given that it is a street market, canines are forced to walk on hot pavement. She said she is concerned for the welfare of dogs attending the market, as well as what could happen. A stressed, overheated dog could potentially bite someone, she said. “I guess I got to a breaking point because of the heat we’re having,” she said.

“I know that even walking on hot pavement is enough to overheat my dog.” Delta Community Animal Shelter manager Sarah Jones agrees. Jones said the shelter discourages dog owners from taking their furry friends to most outdoor markets or festivals. “It’s not just the Ladner market, it’s all markets,” she said. The shelter went as far as posting a plea on its Facebook page earlier this summer, Jones said. Being at a market-type event, which is crowded and busy, can be overwhelming for dogs. Jones said crossing paths with other canines, combined with the temptation of foods and other things to compete over, could add to the tension and stress for dogs. “You can’t monitor your

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Delta Community Animal Shelter manager Sarah Jones says the shelter discourages owners from bringing their dogs to markets or festivals.

dog closely when you’re distracted,” she said. Jones encourages owners to choose activities that are more dog-friendly, such as going to a dog park or the beach, or leave Fido at home. Jones said the shelter does not have the power to ban animals from the market.

Tracy McKnight, one of the organizers of the Ladner Village Market, said the market has in the past recommended that people leave their furry friends at home. “There is a majority of dog owners who would not bring their dog,” McKnight said, adding some people choose to bring their canine instead of leaving it in the car. “We certainly support those who choose to leave their dogs at home.” The popular market is now in its 19th year and typically attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. McKnight said there has never been an issue with a dog at the market. The next edition of the Ladner Village Market takes place this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. along 48th Avenue.

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Winery gets help with ‘local’ message Wellbrook receives $50,000 provincial Buy Local program grant as it continues to diversify its operations BY

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Farmers have to think outside the box to survive. Working on several fronts to promote his business and generate more income, Terry Bremner of Bremner Foods had that to say Wednesday at his Wellbrook Winery in East Ladner. The Delta resident, whose has an 80-acre blueberry field and also produces bottled fruit juice and other products, was greeted by Delta North MLA Scott Hamilton, who congratulated him on receiving a $50,000 provincial Buy Local program grant. Bremner said it’s much needed help to make shoppers aware just how much locally grown and processed agrifoods and seafood products are available. “It’s amazing how many people don’t realize what’s being grown locally,” Bremner said. “People are willing to spend a little more for ‘locally grown’ even ahead of ‘organic.’ That helps the farmers and keeps jobs here.” He also had to contribute a matching dollar amount as well as a detailed marketing plan aimed at promoting and tracking sales of his products, part of the Buy Local initiative that has received $6 million in B.C. government funding since 2012. Bremner’s products can be found in more

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Delta North MLA Scott Hamilton (right) is joined by Wellbrook Winery owner Terry Bremner during an announcement at the East Ladner operation Wednesday. than 400 grocery, health and drug stores throughout B.C. and in his 88th Street winery. Saying his government recognizes the value that agrifoods bring to the local economy, communities and families, Hamilton noted Bremner, who has been operating in Delta for over 30 years, will have a marketing project that includes an online campaign, adver-

tising, in-store demos and new branding. He added the funding would go a long way to help local growers find new ways to spread the word about their products. As he embarks on a new marketing strategy, Bremner is also hoping to make some big changes at his family farm to help the bottom line. Over a year ago he

applied to the Corporation of Delta for a rezoning to build a 23,800-square-foot cold storage/receiving and processing facility that would service farm products not only from his farm but elsewhere in the region. Farms can now have on-site processing as long as at least 50 per cent of the product is grown at the farm where it’s located. Bremner’s application,

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which requires expanding the original farm home plate, includes being able to process and store a greater percentage of off-site product. Recognizing there are not adequate processing facilities in the Lower Mainland, Delta council, as well as the civic agriculture committee and Delta Farmers’ Institute, endorsed the applica-

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MURPHY’S LAW There are many things in life we’d like to last a little bit longer. Holidays immediately spring to mind, while many would add a good book or maybe a Canucks’ playoff run to that list. Few, I suspect, would think to include an election campaign, but that didn’t stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper from dropping the writ last weekend to kick off 11 glorious weeks of electioneering. OK, so the campaigning, including unsolicited career advice for Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, began long before last Sunday, but that doesn’t change the fact the official run up to the Oct. 19 federal election will be more than twice as long as usual. This maneuver appears to be more strategic than anything, positioning the governing Tories to take maximum advantage of their considerable war chest. The prime minister says the early start means taxpayers’ money won’t be used to fund what would have otherwise been pre-campaign activities, but I’m not so sure savings were top of mind given Ottawa will spend more money to rent, equip and staff Elections Canada offices, to say nothing of the handsome tax rebates that will be in store for political parties at the conclusion of the whole process. While those contesting the election figure out how best to navigate a twoand-a-half month campaign, the rest of us will kick back, enjoy the remainder of the summer and begin to pay attention after Labour Day. When you think about it, a standard five-week campaign wouldn’t even begin until Sept. 14, which is the Monday after Labour Day, so if you use the rest of August to focus on sunshine, not national security, you don’t have to feel guilty as there will still be plenty of time to debate weightier issues once temperatures moderate. Regardless of the length of any campaign, they all typically follow the same pattern: There’s a buzz initially, which gives way to a lull before things really heat up as election day draws near. That lull is just going to be a lot longer than usual this time around. There’s no official campaign launch for a municipal election, which is held on the third Saturday of November, but try getting anybody but the hard cores to pay attention before Thanksgiving and you’re fighting a losing battle. Politicians can decide when a campaign begins and when we go to the polls, but the bottom line is that voters get interested when they feel the time is right. And something tells me the middle of summer isn’t that time.

Water restrictions help teach us resource has limitations IAN ROBERTSON

COMMUNITY COMMENT Our recent experience with water restrictions is a wake up call for our attitudes. A large portion of our consumption in the summer goes to watering lawns. Compared to earlier this summer, once the Metro Vancouver Stage 3 restrictions went into effect, our consumption went down by 27 per cent. To put this in perspective, summer consumption is 60 per cent greater than mid-winter. We live in a region where we are fortunate enough to have a lot of water and so we can almost be forgiven if we assume water is everywhere. That’s not so for most of the world. California, as we know, is in the fourth year of drought, with severe water restrictions underway.

Almond trees are being dug up as the crop takes too much water. Other agriculture is threatened or already compromised. The aquifer underlying much of the state is being drained such that it will be empty before long — at which point massive reductions in agriculture will take place. The population and the economy of California, in the absence of a return to more wet conditions, are threatened by these events. If say one half of the California agriculture products now in the stores were to disappear due to crop failures, where do we go for food? Yes, there are alternatives, but others will also be looking for the same goods. In the U.S. Midwest, a major underground aquifer covering several states is forecasted to run dry within the century, or sooner. The area is used extensively for agriculture and thus a threat to the continuation of that activity. Predictions about sea level rise in Florida forecast much of the state will be in trouble — a combination of land under rising sea levels and seepage of seawater into mainland fresh water aquifers and

The Optimist encourages readers to write letters to the editor. Letters are accepted on any topic, although preference is given to those on local matters. The Optimist reserves the right to edit letters and the decision to publish is at the discretion of the editor or publisher. All letters must be signed, dated and include the writer’s phone number

collection systems. Canadian Prairie farmers are declaring crop disasters due to a lack of rain and moisture. Livestock is being slaughtered due to an inability to feed them. Perhaps a price increase in the short term, but what comes later? There is clear evidence that not only is there less rain and snowfall, while glaciers are melting a rapid rate and may be gone in a few decades. Where will the water come from then? Forgetting that our last ice age was 10,000 years ago, history tells us that weather does change. Britain enjoyed warmer temperature and Leif Erickson made his voyage to Newfoundland about 1,000 AD. During that same period places such as Angkor Wat, Cambodia or Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, both once thriving communities, were abandoned in the face of severe droughts. Global climate change is upon us. We need to look to sustainable methods with some seriousness that we have lacked so far. Ian Robertson is a registered professional engineer who lives in Tsawwassen.

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Letters to the Editor

Shore power at port only goes so far Editor: Re: Plugging into port’s good idea, Murphy’s Law, July 31 Further to Ted Murphy’s commentary about the announced shore power funding for Deltaport, the facts remain disappointing. First of all, this funding

only applies to one berth of the three-berth container facility at Deltaport. What about the other two berths? So at best only one of three ships could utilize shore power when Deltaport is operating at capacity. It is hard to get too excited about the shore power

announcement until we see additional funding for the rest of the terminal. To make matters worse, Port Metro Vancouver is not implementing compliance deadlines for container ships loading at Deltaport. There is no reason to give credit to the port when

there is not ever a phased in compliance timeline/deadline for ship owners. The reality is that Port Metro Vancouver, and Deltaport in particular, will continue to see older vessels that other U.S. ports will refuse to accept, so we will continue to be bur-

dened with pollution the port is quite happy for us to live with for many years. This is the 21st century and it is about time the port stops spewing out big time noise and air pollution on the citizens of Delta and the Lower Mainland. Don Paulsen

Some people just don’t follow rules, Keys are no good to others whether it’s water use or dog doo

Editor: Our area is enjoying a string of hot, sunny weather with basically no heavy rain. It would be reasonable to assume all members of our society are responsible enough to judge how to contribute to the daily water usage in a positive way? I guess this assumption is totally wrong; there are plenty of homeowners watering their lawns to turn them into lush and green

paradises. Of course this is always done during the darkness of the night for obvious reasons. I guess in their eyes a green lawn is more important than everything else that depends on water. On another front, why is it that people pick up dog waste with plastic bags in conformance to the bylaw but then dispose the plastic bags in nature by placing them on trails, dikes, streets, etc.?

Do they honestly believe somebody will pick them up and dispose of them correctly? Are they too naive and small-minded to figure out that plastic does not decompose in nature for years? I guess it all comes down to education. It is nice to live in a free society, however we are obviously doing a lousy job teaching certain members how to behave responsibly. Othmar Brunner

Road network can’t handle more cars

Editor: Re: Tsawwassen’s road network can’t handle more vehicles, letter to the editor, July 8 I agree 100 per cent with R. Smith’s comments on Tsawwassen’s road network not being able to handle more vehicles. Try driving on 6th Avenue north onto 56th Street and you can wait two or three lights on a regular basis. What will Tsawwassen be like when

Northgate is completed and filled with office tenants, a coffee shop, townhomes and an assisted living facility? Since parking spaces are being constructed, one assumes not all of the new residents will be using a bicycle or a bus. What will it be like when the Brio is completed and then construction on Southlands commences? When I hear the Corporation of Delta talking about adding more den-

sity to this community in order to limit local shoppers migrating to the new malls, I shudder. Will a 12-storey complex in the Town Centre Mall really make a difference to our local stores? It will surely bring more congestion and chaos. One need only look south of the border to La Conner to see what attracts shoppers to a community — it is not high density. Jean Wightman

Repurpose existing money to fund transit

Editor: With the transit plebiscite failing, I am sure municipal politicians are looking for a funding source. I would challenge Delta council to repurpose two to three per cent of its existing budget and future budgets for transit. Then tell the provincial government that

you will transfer this to TransLink for transit when it has finalized its reconstitution of TransLink. I would then challenge council further to then challenge every other Lower Mainland municipality to do the same. If every municipality did, it would go a long way to solving the

TransLink funding problem. That would take a lot off the municipalities’ plates. We need to get away from the thinking that every time a municipality needs money for something it has to look for a new source of funding rather than repurposing existing funding. Curtis R. MacDonald

Issue is about keeping stores viable, not adding more people to the town centres Editor: Re: Strategy stresses change, July 31 I totally agree that our town core retail stores are going to have to compete with the mega malls opening up, but something is getting lost here. Century Group is again proposing that the town

core needs more people and that buildings should be bigger, again against our area plan. It’s also argued that people need to live in or by the core so they don’t have to drive to shop. That sounds familiar. We don’t need big buildings that stick out like the ones in White Rock as they

are a huge eyesore. We don’t need more density. What we need is for the retail stores to find a way to compete. We already have the people to support our stores. Keep this issue on track: It’s about the retail stores, not housing more people. Rod Maksym

Editor: I lost a set of keys on Ferry Road at the walking trails. The set included two car keys, the remote for locking and unlocking the car, my house keys and a Save-on-Foods points tag. I did place an ad in the Optimist but no reward offered, which was probably a mistake. I went to Save-On several times and was assured that if the keys were turned in, they would call me. I also visited the community police station with no luck. No one responded to my ad either. My question is: Why would anyone want to keep a set of keys that would be useless to them? If I found keys I would

make darn sure to hand them in, so I wish others would do the same. It is costly to replace them. Rita Thomson

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Don’t discount need for front-line policing

We can’t let our communities degrade and then put out a call for more officers, retired chief contends JIM CESSFORD

CHIEF’S CHATS Do police matter? The answer is yes. Police officers sign up for a career in which they commit to running towards danger, while others run away. They swear an oath to serve and protect and some lay down their lives to honour it. Canadian police officers are integral to the sense of safety and security we value as Canadians. When public safety is at risk, there is an outcry for more police officers. People want to see the police, instinctively understanding that a street corner is safe if there is an officer standing on it. Costs of policing are central in discussions across all levels of government and

some argue that we simply cannot continue to afford policing at its current rate. I recognize that current models of policing are not the most efficient or effective, but this does not diminish the importance of front-line policing. A properly funded and accountable communitybased police response does have an impact on crime rates and criminal activity. We cannot allow for our community to degrade into a breeding ground for drug trafficking and turf wars and then call for more police. We need police officers in schools intervening with at-risk youth, we need police officers in restaurants removing unwanted patrons and we need more of them on street corners and public transit. We need to know they are concerned about lowlevel crime as well. The public needs to know that

when they call, the police will come. If we don’t deal with the little things, the little things will become big things. I understand the cost of additional police officers can be prohibitive for local governments and for this reason we have to begin thinking differently about public safety. There are opportunities to use community volunteers, community service officers, reserve officers and auxiliary police officers in dealing with low-level issues. These options complement front-line policing and are invaluable in crime prevention, by supporting a variety of policing initiatives. Many police agencies in Canada and the United States use a range of these options, which are proven to be both cost efficient and effective. We do not need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to policing, but

in many ways we aren’t even using what we know already works: supplying the necessary resources so that police can do their jobs effectively. A key link in the resource chain is the connection between the community and the police. The importance of that relationship cannot be overstated. Sir Robert Peel once said, “The police are the public and the public are the police.” The police have a fulltime responsibility to keep our communities safe, but each citizen also has a responsibility to do the same. The police do not have a monopoly on policing and it is imperative that they work with the community to combat crime and public disorder issues. Proven strategies of effective policing include the same ingredients: welltrained, well-resourced and well-equipped police

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Serge Dube won the Best in Show award for his painting Love is in the Air (top) admired by South Delta Artists Guild members Geof Hacker, Linda Bell and Laurel Johnson.

Juried show a highlight for artists Annual Oil and Water exhibit now on at Gallery 1710

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here’s no doubt that having a painting accepted for the first time to be hung in a juried show highlights the life of any artist. It’s a process to which many aspire, honing their skills and nurturing their ambition to the point their art can be positively judged to meet the standards set by qualified jurors. The 2015 Oil and Water juried exhibition, now at the

South Delta Artists Guild’s Gallery 1710, is showing 94 paintings that reached that demanding level of excellence and appeal. The result is a striking and brilliant display of work by member and non-member artists in a great variety of mediums and subject matter. They have imagined, observed, interpreted, explored, experimented and pondered in so many ways that jurying all 162 submissions was a demanding task for the jurors appointed by

the guild. These jurors were internationally-recognized Canadian artists Mike Svob, Janice Robertson and Patricia Peacock, all members of the Federation of Canadian Artists and recognized by that historic society at its top level. Each juror individually studied and graded every painting, unattributed, online. They then compared their separate findings and collectively decided which entries should be accepted. Thanks to the generos-

North Delta Show & Shine rolls into town

Do you have a hot rod, muscle car, restored antique or a foreign model? If so, organizers would love to see your vehicle at the North Delta Show & Shine this Saturday. The fourth annual show will be held in the rear parking lot of the Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815-112th St. Vehicle registration ($15 per vehicle) goes from 8 to 10 a.m., while the show

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ity of local donors, 14 awards were presented at the opening reception on July 30. Best in Show recognition and $1,000 went to Serge Dube, courtesy of the Century Group. Marlene Strain and Linda Bell each won $300, thanks to Discount Hawaii Car Rental and Vancity Savings, respectively, and Fran Alexander received $250, donated by Taylor Hill Agencies. Catherine Sheppard won three awards totaling $450 for her outstanding

pastel paintings, given by Envision Credit Union, Sublime Art Supplies and Dane Young Freedom 55, and Darlene Flaade took two awards of $100, from Ove Linder Manufacturing and Tsawwassen Medical Clinic. Artsites awarded $120 to Nancy Dean, TD Canada Trust recognized Jim McFarland with $100, Leah Terpsma received $100 from Dr. Larry Leslie, Vicky Heryet got $100 courtesy of Save-on-Foods, and Sandra Taylor a merit

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OWL to benefit from doll convention Collectors descend on BlytheCon Vancouver Sunday BY

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A Blythe doll convention in Vancouver Sunday will support Delta’s Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. Angel Clemente, one of the four organizers behind BlytheCon Vancouver, describes Blythe dolls as art/fashion dolls with multi-faceted personalities “as their eyes change colours with the pull of a string.” A tip Clemente has for those thinking about attendees is not to feel discouraged by not owning a Blythe before coming to the convention. “If nothing else you will be able to meet some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet and you may win a doll through the raffle or ‘adopt’ one from one of the many vendors who will have them for sale that day.” Clemente also encourages those attending to not feel like they would

“We are extremely proud to be be judged for liking dolls as adults, working with a society who works so noting the Blythe community is hard to preserve the “extremely accepting wildlife of the Greater and supportive and “If nothing else Vancouver area,” we welcome everyone Clemente says. without judgment.” you will be able to OWL is dedicated to The convention will meet some of the public education and feature a raffle and the rehabilitation and demonstrations along friendliest people release of injured and with costume and pho- you’ll ever meet and orphaned birds. tography contests. you may win a doll BlytheCon takes The event is nonplace at Sheraton profit and all proceeds through the raffle or Vancouver Wall will be donated to ‘adopt’ one from one Centre, 1088 Burrard OWL. of the many vendors St., from 10 a.m. to 7 Clemente says all p.m. of the organizers are who will have them A limited number of animal lovers and “as tickets will be available such we could not think for sale that day.” Angel Clemente at the door on Sunday of a better charity than between 2 to 3 p.m. for OWL.” $40 in cash. He notes a few of For more informathem had interacted tion on the event visit blytheconvan. with OWL before planning for the com. convention started.

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Cases4Cause aims to help in Nepal BY

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Ladner’s Alec Morgana is aiming to help people affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal with his latest venture. Morgana, along with friend Chris Ceraldi, both 21, are selling their Cases4Cause iPhone cases through an Indiegogo campaign. Every time someone buys a case, they provide a solar light and a meal to someone in Nepal, he says. Morgana, who started making mobile apps when he was a teenager, says the important part of their two-piece case is the multi-colour logo on the back, with the different colours representing health, mental health, the environment and water. The case is for iPhone 5, 5S and 6. “We are still business people at the end of the day but we wanted to really show that you can be in business but make the world a better place,” says Langley’s Ceraldi. The Indiegogo campaign ends Aug. 22 at midnight. The massive earthquake hit Nepal in April, killing and injuring thousands. To view their Indiegogo campaign visit http://igg.me/at/cases4cause.

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leisure&lifestyles gardening

Semi-shade is OK for raspberries South wall usually sunniest garden area anne marrison

Green Room This week I answer questions from readers: Q. In 2010 we planted a row of raspberry plants in good soil along the south wall of the house. We put manure on each spring and we have a sprinkler system (except not right now), but we don’t have raspberries. There aren’t many blossoms and although there are bees around, there are only a few, and mostly very small, berries. When we had other raspberries elsewhere we had no problem. I’d appreciate any advice. A. A garden bed under a south wall is usually the sunniest and hottest place in a garden. The foot of a south wall is also the driest spot, not just because of sun but also because foundation drains are usually placed deeper down along the house wall. If you have a roof overhang there, it will be even harder to moisten your south-wall soil to the degree raspberries like. They don’t need to be in a swamp, but they do need soil that holds moisture. As it is, the hot sun and high temperatures this year would have sucked away the sprinkler moisture even

while it’s being applied — that is if you have an above-ground sprinkler. Some gardeners call underground watering setups sprinkler systems, but if yours is underground, the result wouldn’t be much different due to hot sun and underground drains. You would have more productive raspberries if you moved them to another site away from the south wall. If it’s in semi-shade, that’s no problem for raspberries.

You would have more productive raspberries if you moved them to another site away from the south wall. Adding some Sea Soil or manure to earth in the new site would help retain moisture. So would mulching the raspberry plants. You could use grass clippings or bark mulch. Peat isn’t a good choice for mulching. Aside from environmental concerns, peat is so hard to moisten once it gets dry. • A letter from Keith in Burnaby has underscored the importance of checking the best-before date for nematodes. Last week, he picked up a package of nematodes from a very reputable hardware store — one of a chain across Canada.

Keith writes: “When I got home, I noticed the best before date was May 31, 2015. I called them to see if these nematodes would still be OK to use. The reply was that they should be OK, but I could return them if I wanted. “I was advised by the company that produced the nematode product that the nematodes were probably dead and should be returned to the store I purchased them from, which I did.” Keith then went to a big box store and bought another package of nematodes. “Our package best before date was Sept 15, 2015. If they don’t sell quickly, how long do they keep these nematode packages in a fridge? More than two weeks?” The chafer-fighting nematode (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora) can be used effectively only for about two weeks in late July, which is usually when chafer eggs hatch. But the issue isn’t only how long nematodes stay alive prior to use. If the nematodes are used later than the end of July, the chafer larvae have grown large enough to delve deeper into the soil where the tiny nematodes can’t catch them. Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to her via amarrison@shaw.ca. It helps if you give me the name of your city or region.

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August 7, 2015 The Delta Optimist A17

leisure&lifestyles travel

Astaire to bagpipes in Belgium Exhibits come to life at top-notch museums in Antwerp and Brussels BY

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Red Star Line Museum, Antwerp Without the Red Star Line, the likes of Fred Astaire and Irving Berlin may never have inspired our creative world so expansively; former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir may never have stepped onto the world stage, and without Arthur Murray, my Aunt Julie may never have learned to waltz. These were just a handful of the roughly 60 million migrants who left Germany and Eastern Europe between 1815 and 1940 in the hope of a better life in the New World: North America. The Red Star Line Museum, housed in the former Red Star Line warehouses in the Belgium city of Antwerp tells their story with compelling clarity. Some two million of them came from as far east

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areas especially poignant: like having to send your nine-year-old daughter back to Antwerp on her own because she had trachoma and was refused entry to the United States. Perhaps most thought provoking is the museum’s ability to put the immigrant story into a contemporary context as it shares the joys, hardships and heritage of many an American and

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Canadian family. Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels Brussels may be a centre of European diplomacy, culture and architectural elegance, but its irreverent side is far more fun. Think Tin Tin and his trusted fourlegged accomplice Snowy; Pistoir, the city’s symbolic statue of a peeing cherub; and chocolate, the smell of which scents the air with

aromatic wafts of sugar. Little surprise then, that in addition to all the grand cultural destinations and galleries comes a toy museum, a comic strip market most Sundays and an extraordinary collection in the Musical Instruments Museum. Anticipation starts before entering the quirky, fivestorey building. A former Old England department store once favoured by the Belgium city’s most fashionable ladies in the early 1900s, its jaw-dropping, metal and glass art nouveau façade promises something unexpected. Each level explores a different musical genre such as the history of western music, percussion, stringed instruments and so on. Straightforward as this appears, many of the objects on display prove that today’s cornets, strumming and wind instruments have a peculiar ancestry. Many of the earliest pia-

nos and harpsichords are so decorative and imaginatively engineered (one is shaped like a pyramid), they are intricate works of art. Then there is the percussion section where you’ll see how Tibetan monks used the bones of their deceased colleagues as musical instruments, and how African slit-drums were an original, indigenous form of Twitter. Although there are no English translations to what is seen, never fear because everything is in the language of music: visitors are provided with infra-red audio guides that share how a particular instrument actually sounds and they really make the exhibits come to life. 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.

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A18 The Delta Optimist August 7, 2015

Splashdown Park hosts annual Summer Splash Sunday

Families from all over the Lower Mainland are gearing up for Splashdown Park’s 17th Summer Splash this Sunday. The yearly event sees the Tsawwassen waterpark

partner with Friends United Beyond All Race (FUBAR), which has raised over $50,000 for Make-A-Wish’s B.C./Yukon chapter. “This is a grassroots project originating with

the idea of giving back to the community,” says DJ Alibaba, founder of FUBAR. Summer Splash runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Along with Splashdown’s

waterslides, FUBAR has planned a full day of family fun and activities. “There will be face painting, a watermelon eating contest, egg toss, and 3-on3 basketball competition

with prizes and trophies for the winners,” says DJ Alibaba. There will also be celebrity DJs spinning records, a dunk tank, volleyball, special performances by

Studio604 dancers and a speech made by the MakeA-Wish family. For every Splashdown ticket purchased on Sunday $3 will be donated to MakeA-Wish.

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Delta contingent off to Westerns

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The Delta Sports Council hosted a send off Tuesday night for the 11 Delta athletes and staff that will be representing B.C. at the Canada Western Games in Wood Buffalo, Alberta. The Delta contingent of athletes on Team B.C. include: Sophie Anderson (artistic gymnastics), Brittany Costa (soccer), Harbans Gill (wrestling), Aidan McDonough (swimming), Michael Milic (triathlon), Qingzi Ouyang (badminton), Olivia Priestlay (softball), Ella Rogers (artistic gymnastics), Ryan Woodhead (artistic gymnastics), Taylor Woodward (softball) and Wei Zou (swimming). Also heading to the Games as coaches, managers or mission staff are Shannon Butler, Joseph Enevoldson (basketball), Zachary Lund

(indoor volleyball) and Krista Sharp (artistic gymnastics). The 2015 Western Canada Games continues the western Canadian tradition as a multi-sport event to provide development opportunities for amateur athletes and to help them advance their skills in a competitive but friendly environment. The 10-day event (Aug. 7-16) will feature over 2500 athletes from Canada’s four western provinces and three northern territories, competing in 18 different sports. It was 10 years ago, for the 2005 Western Canada Summer Games, that the Delta Sport Council (originally the Delta Spirit of BC) began the tradition of honouring local athletes attending multi-sport games.

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Delta Sports Council hosted a send off on Tuesday night for local Team B.C. athletes and officials headed to Alberta for the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games. Councillor Sylvia Bishop congratulated the athletes and gave them her best wishes on behalf of Mayor Jackson and council. MLAs Vicki Huntington and Scott Hamilton also had represen-

tatives in attendance. Olympic rower and longtime Delta Sports Council executive Joy Fera offered word of encouragement to the athletes, urging them to live their dreams.

The council also acknowledged the coaches, parents and families who have helped to make sport available to the Team BC athletes who will proudly be representing Delta.

Ladner 2nd at Mosquito AAA tier 1 provincials

Ladner Red Sox capped an outstanding season with a second place finish at B.C. Baseball’s Mosquito AAA Tier One Provincial Championships in Cloverdale. A memorable weekend for the 10and-11-year-olds concluded with a loss to the powerful Victoria Eagles in the gold medal game. The Red Sox trailed 9-0 after three innings before clawing their way back thanks to grand slam from Hayden Cuthbertson. The team exchanged runs over the next three innings and Ladner was unable to complete the comeback, falling 116. The road to the final included hard-fought pool wins over Coquitlam-Moody (9-8), Ridge Meadows (12-6) and Nanaimo (6-5), while dropping an 8-7 decision to Kamloops. Ladner then slipped past Cloverdale 9-8 in the semi-finals.

It was an outstanding run for the Ladner Red Sox at last weekend’s provincials. “For a small community like Ladner, with our enrollment numbers, to be able to compete at the highest level of baseball in the

province against very large associations and finish with the silver medal is extremely impressive,” said Red Sox head coach Corey Edge.

“These players played their hearts out for each other all season and the coaches and parents are extremely proud of them.” Earlier, Ladner placed third at the Valley of Champions Tournament played in Kelowna, losing in round robin to the eventual tournament winners from Abbotsford, and again to Victoria in the semi-finals. Another win over Cloverdale put the boys on the podium. The team enjoyed a very successful season going 15-8 in regular season and tournament play. The players include Brady Wastila, Kennedy Ainge, Ryder Stojkovich, Logan Lechner, Jackson Bakker, Max Kidds-Brodie, Layne Edge, Arjun Chahal Tyler Allan, Mikey Norcott and Tye Hemenway. The coaching staff also features assistants Tim Bakker and Todd Allan.

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Islanders win bronze at Intermediate B provincials Lacrosse team caps season with two big final periods to produce upset win over Ridge Meadows in 3rd place game Delta Islanders capped their season in style, pulling off an upset win to reach the podium at the B.C. Intermediate “B” Lacrosse Championships in Langley last weekend. A big second period propelled the Islanders to a 7-5 victory over Ridge Meadows in Monday’s bronze medal game. Delta trailed 4-1 after 20 minutes but came out re-energized and re-focused to start the second. The result was six unanswered goals, including a pair in the opening minute of play. Goaltender Matthew Hills earned game MVP honours by keeping Ridge Meadows scoreless for the bulk of two periods. Victor Robichaud led the attack with four goals. Cody Hoegg added a pair and Kyle McKin also scored. The Islanders earned their way into the four-team championships by posting a 12-6 record to finish third in the regular season, then

swept a qualifying series from Port Moody. A key to the team’s success was disciplined play, resulting in the second fewest penalty minutes in the league. The provincials presented a huge challenge — up against regular season champion Coquitlam, runner-up Ridge Meadows and Vancouver Island powerhouse Cowichan Valley. The Islanders fell 13-3 to Coquitlam and 15-4 to eventual champion Cowichan. They closed out round-robin play with a more competitive 15-9 defeat to Ridge Meadows, setting the stage for the bronze medal rematch 24 hours later. The team also came away with some regular and post-season individual hardware. Scott Liebich was named coach-of-theyear, while Hoegg and Hills were selected league all-stars. Czech Republic native Phillip Hladky van der Buxusson, who came to B.C. this summer to play competitive lacrosse, also earned

Delta Islanders saved their best for last at the B.C. Intermediate B Lacrosse Championships, rallying for a 7-5 upset win over Ridge Meadows in the bronze medal game. the league’s top goaltender award thanks to his 85.06 save percentage. Provincial all-stars included Robichaud and Bentley Barrados. The Islanders roster also fea-

tures: Derrick Usipiuk, Jacob Howatt, David Olszowiec, Dylan Skujins, Jack Yingling, Alex Butschler, Hayden Grant, Nikolas Addison, Jake Milford, Paul Bains, Robinson Mitchell, Hayden Siltberg, Lucas Noguer,

Elliot Bandstra, Mick Bey, Justice Wilson and Tristen Butler. Assisting Liebich behind the bench were Tyler Bains and Cameron Kirkbride. Jagrup Bains was the team manager.

Ladner’s Malenstyn named to Team Canada for U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup Ladner native Beck Malenstyn is among 22 players named to Team Canada’s roster for the 2015 U18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, slated to start Monday in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The 17-year-old forward secured his roster spot after attending Canada’s U18 Summer

Selection Camp in Calgary. Malenstyn came through South Delta Minor Hockey’s rep program up until the Bantam level, then enrolled into the Okanagan Hockey Academy for the next three seasons. He was selected by the Calgary Hitmen in the first round of the

2013 WHL Bantam Draft. He compiled 12 points, including eight goals, in 51games last season as a rookie. Hitmen teammate Jake Bean also was named to the Canadian team. “This is a great opportunity for Jake and Beck to play with and against the top players

in the world for their age group,” said Mike Moore, Hitmen General Manager and Vice President of Business Operations. “Both were strong contributors for us as 16-yearolds and with the experience they will gain at this prestigious tournament, it will be a terrific start to the coming season.”

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451 MILSOM WYND - RANCHER

Stunning, totally updated 3-bedroom Rancher on a lovely landscaped, corner, west-exposed 9,849 sq.ft. lot. This 2000 sq.ft. Rancher has quality craftsmanship throughout and is located in one of Tsawwassen’s most desirable neighbourhoods, Pebble Hill. This home has a very functional layout for a family and a fully finished workshop/studio in the rear yard.

Jane Meadows 604-943-8080

• BUYING OR SELLING REAL ESTATE, CALL JANE 604-943-8080 • ESTATES SALES ie: Probate, P.O.A’s • RELOCATION SPECIALIST • 25 YEARS IN REAL ESTATE


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PRESENTATION CENTRE OPEN DAILY NOW SELLING 12-5PM (EXCEPT FRIDAY) PRESENTATION CENTRE OPEN DAILY 12-5PM (EXCEPT FRIDAY)

Great News!

Building 3 Now Selling

DISTINCTIVE DESIGN. 1,2,3 LEVEL HOMES

WITH YOUR OWN STREET LEVEL ENTRY

A rare find in sunny Tsawwassen, CityHomes offer the perfect blend of condo and townhome living. Private entries mean no communal hallways. The variety of spacious open floor plans offers plenty of choice. Secure underground parking and minimal maintenance complete the lock-and-go lifestyle.

1708–55A STREET AT 18 AVENUE, TSAWWASSEN

CITYHOMESNORTHGATE.CA | 604.948.2345


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“Together we can do more”

THE CHANCEYS 778.434.8899

www.FlexRateGroup.com

RE/MAX City Realty

OUTSTANDING IN THEIR FIELD

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3 4703 51st St. Ladner

3 5661 Ladner Trunk, Ladner

6 5661 Ladner Trunk, Ladner

10 18939 65th Ave, Cloverdale

15 6950 120 St., Delta

21 4756 62nd St., Ladner

37 19433 68th Ave, Cloverdale

65 55A St, Tsawwassen

104 1118 55th St., Ladner

109 4738 53rd St., Ladner

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120 4770 52A St., Ladner

204 4747 54A St., Ladner

205 1375 View Cres, Tsawwassen

209 1175 Ferguson Rd, Tsawwassen

211 7571 Moffatt Rd, Richmond

311 4768 53rd St., Ladner

314 1363 56th St., Tsawwassen

2367 Broadway St. Abbotsford

3069 268th St., Langley

1315 53A St., Ladner

1540 Farrell Ave., Tsawwassen

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6226 148B St., Surrey

6321 43A Ave., Ladner

6370 Holly Park Drive, Ladner

6435 Wade Rd., Delta

6671 London Ct., Ladner

7130 194B St., Cloverdale

11084 83rd Ave., Delta

21171 80 Ave., Langley

A305 4811 53rd St., Ladner

C108 4831 53rd St., Ladner

D204 4845 53rd St., Ladner

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4517 Garry St., Ladner

4595 Garry St., Ladner

4659 57th St., Ladner

4713 46A St., Ladner

4827 47th Ave., Ladner

4510 W River Rd., Ladner

4883 44B Ave., Ladner

4921 Coleman Pl., Ladner

4964 53rd St., Ladner

5815 50th Ave., Ladner

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660 54 St., Tsawwwassen

752 Gilchrist Pl., Tsawwassen

5359 Jibset Bay, Ladner

6449 Meadow Place, Ladner

6772 London Dr., Ladner

5178 8A Ave, Tsawwaassen

5201 Spanton Pl, Ladner

5209 Bentley Cres., Ladner

5249 Brigantine, Ladner

5250 Arthur Drive, Ladner

5273 Walnut Place, Ladner

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5159 Heron Bay, Ladner

5155 58B St, Ladner

5140 Westminster Ave, Ladner

5111 Bentley Dr, Ladner

5010 Linden, Ladner

4976 Mariner Pl, Ladner

4841 47 Ave., Ladner

4768 45 Ave, Ladner

4724 Cannery Cr., Ladner

4695 Kensington Pl, Ladner

4667 56A St., Ladner

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4555 Edmonds Dr, Ladner

4492 45th Ave., Ladner

4474 46B St., Ladner

4466 46B St., Ladner

4459 47th St., Ladner

4410 50A St., Ladner

5365 Commodore, Ladner

5599 Frigate, Ladner

5625 Goldenrod, Tsawwassen

5834 Cove Link Rd, Ladner


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“Together we can do more”

THE CHANCEYS 778.434.8899

www.FlexRateGroup.com

RE/MAX City Realty

PEBBLE HILL RANCHER

5590 Wallace Ave., Tsawwassen

Stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher on a large private lot in desirable Pebble Hill. Newer flooring throughout, new paint, newer roof, new furnace, new hot water tank and so much more. Beautiful living room with gorgeous fireplace, dining room with garden window; loads of windows in the kitchen, eating area and family room to capture all the green space in the south back yard. Master bedroom with walk in closet and 4 piece ensuite. Start Packing!

$849,000

101 4758 53rd Street, Ladner Bright 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located in Sunningdale. This is a must to see. Loads of updates over last 4 years include beautiful laminate floors, light fixtures, and kitchen with glass tile backsplash. All new appliances and more. Terrific location close to shops, parks, recreation.

$319,900

SUPER SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE #6, 5501 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner

Absolutely terrific 3 bedroom PLUS DEN 1,800 sq.ft. townhome in soughtafter Sycamore Court complex! Do not miss this one, they rarely come available! Great layout. Vaulted ceilings in separate living room, gas fireplace, formal dining room, large master suite on main floor; other bedrooms below. Double Garage, LARGE REAR YARD!

$598,800

4810 42A Avenue, Ladner

SOLD BY EYS THE C HANC

CALL US TODAY! 5847 Fair Wynd, Ladner

4829 48th Avenue, Ladner

Here’s your opportunity to own part of Ladner’s heritage. The “Wilson” house built in 1903 sits on a lovely 12,700 sq.ft. lot in the heart of Historic Ladner. “Arts & Crafts” style home with 10’ ceilings, country kitchen and loads of charm is awaiting your TLC. Potential to move house put a coach house behind and create a second lot for a new house with coach house. Amazing opportunity to own a piece of Ladner’s heritage. Must be approved by the Corp. of Delta.

$988,000

SOLD BY EYS THE C HANC


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RE/MAX City Realty

JUST LISTED

www.FlexRateGroup.com 4559 64th Street, Ladner

D L O S T S U J by G N I K S A OVER S Y E C N A H THE C

Price values on 2 level homes are achieving all time highs! - call us today for a free market evaluation on your home. It just might be a great time to move!

$869,000

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

WESTHAM LANE!

#215, 4770 52A Street, Ladner

QUIET SOUTH EAST CORNER SUITE with a huge patio. Beautifully real oak wood flooring, light fixtures, stainless steel appliances. Wonderful layout with bright kitchen with lots of windows. Eating area, Dining room, Living room with gas fireplace; 2 good size bedrooms & 2 baths. Rarely offered in one of Ladner’s best complexes Westham Lane. Steps to shopping, restaurants & transit.

$399,900 6046 - 49B Avenue, Ladner

D L O S T S JU y b G N I K OVER AS S Y E C N A H THE C

Price values on 2 level homes are achieving all time highs! - call us today for a free market evaluation on your home. It just might be a great time to move!

$839,900


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2014: TOP 10% OF GREATER VANCOUVER REALTORS®

TrishandTeri .ca SUOP N EN 24

• GET MOVING WITH TRISH AND TERI •

5359 GALLEON PLACE | NEW LISTING | $1,038,000

206-5472 11th Avenue | NEW LISTING | $318,000

The Oliva!! Beautiful, very bright n/w exposed, open concept corner suite w/2 bdrms & 2 bths flanking either side of the living & dining rooms.

Marina Gardens! One owner, 2,577 sqft. 4 bdrm home on a quiet cul-desac. This RANCHER with a loft has a N/W facing 6,583 sqft. private lot.

WINSKILL PLACE! This south facing 2 bedroom corner suite has a south patio with private gardens and a covered east facing solarium.

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304-1315 56th Street | NEW LISTING | $398,800

12-3871 W. River Road | NEW LISTING | $325,000

1730 Farrell Crescent | BEACH GROVE | $1,198,000

17-66A Street | 7,100 SQFT LOT | $825,000

Situated right on the Fraser River! Whimsical & artistic floating home in a well run marina just 3 minutes from the heart of Ladner Village.

Gorgeous & modern 4 bdrm family home in the heart of Beach Grove. From the moment you drive up to this property you’ll experience the wow factor.

BOUNDARY BAY! Beautiful sunny WEST facing 50 x 142 lot with a charming 2 bedroom bungalow surrounded by mature gardens and trees.

Ladner ~ Just Sold!

Ladner ~ Just Sold!

305-1300 Hunter Rd | HUNTER GREEN | $379,000

214-4768 53rd Street | NEW LISTING | $299,900

34-5900 Ferry Road | CHESAPEAKE | $718,000

Lovely corner suite with N/W exposure offering 2 bedrooms & 2 baths, 9’ceilings, wrap-around balcony & secure underground parking & locker.

INVESTORS WELCOME. Fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo with west exposure steps to town center and Ladner summer market.

Finally available the beautiful Mallard plan offering oversized master bedroom with higher ceilings and larger master bath and walk-in closet.

Tsawwassen ~ Just Sold!

Tsawwassen ~ Just Sold!

Tsawwassen ~ Just Sold!

476 Tsawwassen Beach | OCEANFRONT | $1,950,000

415 Shannon Way | NEW LISTING | $1,088,000

1453 Farrell Avenue | NEW LISTING | $789,000

LOOK NO FURTHER! Beautiful 12,000 sqft. OCEANFRONT property (72’ FRONTAGE) overlooking the Gulf Islands and accessed by a private road.

Situated in a cul-de-sac on a 8,342 sqft. private w/facing lot this 3 bdrm ranch style home w/upper games room has been extensively renovated.

Custom Built and designed one owner home ! 1,861 sqft. 3 bedroom rancher with a garage and carport situated on a westerly 6,254 sqft. private lot.

Trish Murphy | 604.312.7621 Trisha@TrishaMurphy.ca

604.897.2010 | Teri Steele sold@TeriSteele.com

Sutton Group - Seafair Realty: 1625 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC

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RE/MAX Progroup Realty 604.946.8000 follow: realestatedelta.com

Richard Lowe Realtor | RIBC Personal Real Estate Corporation richard@realestatedelta.com

Jennifer McGregor Realtor Personal Real Estate Corporation 604.908.1593 | jennifer@realestatedelta.com

Amy Lambert Realtor 604.323.3147 | amy@realestatedelta.com

Top 1% of all Realtors in Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Debbie Dray Office Administrator debbie@realestatedelta.com

Donating a portion of our commission on each home sold to Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital

*Based on number of sales in whole or in part of Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board

NEW LISTING!

NEW LISTING!

HALF DUPLEX!

5500 Swiftsure Bay | $549,000

#109-1175 Ferguson Rd. | $254,900

5063 Linden Drive | $549,900

1,330 sq.ft. - 2 bdrms - den - 2 bath

952 sq.ft. - 2 bdrms - 2 bath - extensive updates

2,115 sq.ft. - half duplex - 3 bdrms 1 bath up

55+ gated community - detached garage

- oversized patio - Tsawwassen

1 bdrm mortgage helper down - 4,505 sq.ft. lot

NEW LISTING!

2.45 ACRES!

4369 41B Street | $2,249,000 5,042 sq.ft. - 5 bdrms - 3 bath - plus 2 bdrms & 2 bath in-law suite - minutes from Ladner Town centre & Westham Island - 2.45 acre lot

NEW LISTING!

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5685 51 Ave. | $749,900

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5417 15B Ave. | $1,288,000 2,835 sq.ft. - 3 bdrms - 3 bath - den - family room detached garage - Tsawwassen - 23,551 sq.ft. lot park like setting

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5267 Walnut Place

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• Only 5 years young with excellent location • Close to all amenities • 2 bedrooms plus den, 2 bathrooms, 900 sqft • Top floor, end unit with excellent finishings • Balance of warranty

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BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED “VICTORIA PARK” 2 BEDROOM PENTHOUSE! W NE

• New flooring, kitchen, bathrooms, lighting fixtures, doors and trim & more! • Top floor, 952 sq. ft., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private in-suite laundry • End unit, high vaulted ceilings, nice bright SW exposure • Walking distance to many amenities • 1 parking stall close to elevator and storage locker included • Just move in and enjoy!

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• Excellent location close to many amenities • 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • 1,425 sqft, still under warranty • Well appointed w/luxury features • Low strata fees ($129/month)

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• 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 919 sq. ft. • Central location right in the heart of the city • Walk everywhere with everything right at your doorstep • Close to transit • Built in 2007, balance of warranty

#16 3039 156th St

#507 6068 No 3rd Rd.

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• Built by award winning local developer, Pioneer Group. • 2 bedroom plans available • Luxurious finishings, modern décor & large covered balconies • High-tech security incl gated underground parking, 24/7 video surveillance & key fob entry • Perfectly located in the heart of Fleetwood

BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM TOP FLOOR CONDO!

* South Delta’s #1 Real Estate Agent.

Top 5% of all REALTORS® in Greater Vancouver in 2006, 2007, 2008

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• Concrete mid-rise building

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• 833 sq. ft., 1 bedroom unit • Close to shopping, restaurants & much more! • Wonderful location

#1106 1473 Johnston Rd

#514 555 Abbott St.

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5305 Wellburn Drive, Ladner

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$719,900 FANTASTIC FAMILY HOME!

UPDATED 2-LEVEL HOME IN QUIET CUL-DE-SAC • Walking distance to all town amenities • Over $120,000 spent in recent upgrades • New $45,000 kitchen and upstairs, • Fully powered detached shop/garage for the ultimate handyman. • Easily suited w/ loads of parking including room for an RV or boat.

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1678 57TH ST. Beach Grove, Tsaw.

1089 WILMINGTON DR. Tsaw. Central, Tsaw.

4752 60B ST. Holly, Ladner

4445 63A ST. Holly, Ladner

5117 ERIN WY. Pebble Hill, Tsaw.

5247 10A AV. Tsaw. Central, Tsaw.

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4517 46A ST. 1725 58TH ST. Beach 14609 WINTER CR. Port Guichon, Ladner King George Cor., S. Surrey Grove, Tsaw.

Nobody sells more real estate in Ladner/Tsawwassen than Fraser and his team!*

604.728.2845

*FRASER AND HIS TEAM RANKED #2 IN THE GREATER VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE BOARD IN 2014. *as of December 31st, 2014 (Approx 10,000 agents total in Real Estate Board in 2014)

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

$819,900

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INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE!

INCREDIBLE OCEAN VIEWS!

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RENOVATED CAPE COD NEAR THE BEACH!

• Beautiful corner lot home w/charming style • Located close to the beach and shopping • 5 bedrooms with income helper or nanny suite • 2,333 sq. ft. home with sunny 6,336 sq. ft. lot • Many updates throughout

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15916 Buena Vista Ave.

1207 Beach Grove Rd.,Tsawwassen

$838,800

$849,900

W NE

WESTCOAST INSPIRED GEM!

• Large 8,100 sq. ft. lot w 125’ of frontage • Westcoast inspired architecture • Vaulted ceilings in foyer, family & dining rms • Real hardwood floors and NEW roof • Loads of natural light & west facing back deck with chemical free hot tub. • 2,291 sq. ft. home, 3 bdrms & bthrms • Just steps to the beach

• Over 3,000 sq. ft. on 5,208 sq. ft. lot • Private cul-de-sac location • Must be seen entertainment deck with outdoor fireplace

1369 Compston Cres, Tsawwassen

6220 49th Ave., Ladner

$968,000

$929,900

ROOM FOR EVERYONE!

DEVELOPMENT SITE!

• Built in 1998 • 7 bdrm 6 Bath, 3,000+ sq. ft. home on 6,700 sq. ft. lot • Quiet location in Nordel close to schools and parks • 2 bdrm side suite • Double garage

W NE

• Potential multi-family site • Excellent location just steps to Ladner Village • Wonderfully updated, very livable home • 7,788 sq. ft. with lane access • Can be sold in conjunction with 4923 47a Ave • Inquire about development opportunities

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4911 47a Ave, Ladner

8198 Wiltshire Blvd., Delta

$1,120,000

$978,888 LIKE NEW WITH MOUNTAIN AND RIVER VIEWS!!

• Lovely river view residence • Custom built in 2014 by experienced local builder • 5 bedroom home • SS appliances, quartz counters, crown mouldings & so much more • Serene sunset evenings on your large NW facing balcony w views of the Fraser River • Dbl garage, nanny/inlaw suite

LARGE CUL-DE-SAC HOME! W NE

• Over 4,300 sqft on 11,130 sqft lot • 5 bedrooms plus 2nd kitchen in basement • Stunning garden with vegetables and herbs • Superb location in Pebble Hill in quiet cul-de-sac • Double wide garage

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4394 River Road West, Ladner

5271 3a Ave., Tsawwassen

$1,138,800

$1,289,900

BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED IN POPULAR DEERFIELD! W NE

DEVELOPMENT SITE!

• 2700 sq. ft., 3 level split, 4 bedrooms

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• 7513 sq. ft. lot beautifully landscaped,

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• Interior completely redone

• OCP designated as Medium Density Residential • 14,262 sq. ft. lot with livable house • 74’ x 193.5’ rectangular lot with two road frontages • Inquire at City Hall for future usages

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• Great street appeal and floor plan.

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• 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with updates throughout • Newer torch on roof and hardiplank siding • Fantastic location close to everything • Plenty of room for extended family with separate kitchens • Detached garage and loads of storage • Water views from the upper level

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(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Top 5% of all REALTORS® in Greater Vancouver in 2006, 2007, 2008

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Top 1% of ALL REALTORS IN GREATER VANCOUVER in 2009, 2010, 2011 2012, 2013 & 2014

UPDATED & RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE BEACH!

38 Deerfield, Tsawwassen

5454 Ladner Trunk Rd., Ladner

$1,298,800

$1,300,000

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228 ENGLISH BLUFF RD. Pebble Hill, Tsaw.

737 GLENWOOD DR. English Bluff, Tsaw.

852 TSAW. BEACH RD. English Bluff, Tsaw.

981 PACIFIC DR. English Bluff, Tsaw.

1175 SKANA DR. English Bluff, Tsaw.

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4712 STAHAKEN PL. English Bluff, Tsaw.

4888 53RD ST. Hawthorne, Ladner

4935 63A ST. Holly, Ladner

4941 CENTRAL AV. Hawthorne, Ladner

5109 59A ST. Hawthorne, Ladner

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1512 BISHOP RD. South Surrey White Rock

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5135 CLIFF PL Cliff Drive, Tsaw.

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2236 124A ST. Crescent Bch, S. Surrey

4557 SAVOY ST. Port Guichon, Ladner

4632 55B ST., Delta Manor, Ladner

4638 51ST ST. Ladner Elementary, Ladner

4644 51ST ST. Ladner Elementary, Ladner

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5249 LAUREL DR. Hawthorne, Ladner

5279 WINDJAMMER RD. Neilsen Grove, Ladner

5375 WELLBURN DR. Hawthorne, Ladner

5620 ADMIRAL BV Neilsen Grove, Ladner

5871 FAIR WD Neilsen Grove, Ladner

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#1 Agent in South Delta*

2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & YTD 2015! *Based on number of sales in whole or in part on Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics

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ONE OF LADNER’S FINEST!

• Finished in late 2014 w/ 2-5-10 National Home Warranty • Stunning open design and elegant modern finishes throughout • 6 bdrm 5 bath incl/ 1 bedroom legal suite • Over 4,300 sq. ft. • Garage space for 3 cars

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• Spectacular 37,287 sq. ft. lot with Farmland Views • 4,401 sq. ft. rancher style home w/bonus loft • Extensively updated with many high-end renovations • 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms • Beautifully landscaped ultra-private yard w/ Koi pond and full size tennis court

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938 Underhill Drive, Tsawwassen

3540 Arthur Dr., Ladner

$1,738,800

$1,898,800

BUILT WITH TOTAL STYLE & QUALITY FINISHINGS

INCREDIBLE LUXURY RESIDENCE!

• 6200 sq. ft. home less than 5 years old • Park-like 20,000 sq. ft. (half acre) lot • High 25 ft ceilings, • Euroline windows & doors • Kentwood wide-plank hardwood floors • Large professionally landscaped front & rear yards

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• Over 5,000 sq. ft. home on huge 15,748 sq. ft. lot • 6 bedrooms + den and gamesroom • Luxurious finishings throughout • Gorgeous landscaping & outdoor entertaining space • Legal 1 bedroom side suite • Must be seen to be appreciated! • Built in 2012

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5139 Cooper Pl, Ladner

5382 Crescent Dr., Ladner

$1,988,800

$1,928,800

STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS!

DEVELOPMENT SITE! W NE

• Potential multi-family site • Excellent location just steps to Ladner Village • 13,965 sq. ft. with lane access plus two road frontages • Can be sold in conjunction with 4911 47a Ave • Inquire about development opportunities

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• Tremendous view home in Tsawwassen’s

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“The Village” • Over 4,500 sq. ft. of expansive living space • Many updates throughout incl new chef’s kitchen • Open concept rancher style home with full basement • Large concrete pool in sunny backyard • Corner lot w/ Gorgeous landscaping

1138 Shaman Cr, Tsawwassen

4923 47a Ave, Ladner

$2,360,888

$2,000,000 WATERFRONT, SPECTACULAR VIEWS

RIVERFRONT 20 ACRE PARCEL!

• List price includes fully finished home • Yacht/boat/float plane moorage at private dock • State of the art gourmet chef’s kitchen • Build to suit options available • Call for full information package

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• 20 acres of prime Riverfront farmland • ALR designated • Invest in South Delta & watch your money grow!

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4273 River Road W., Ladner

6454 River Rd., Ladner

$2,500,000

$2,880,000

CUSTOM BUILT RIVERFRONT HOME W/PRIVATE DOCK! • List price includes fully finished home • Yacht/boat/float plane moorage at private dock • State of the art gourmet chef’s kitchen • Build to suit options available • Call for full information package

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FARMLAND!

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(Approx 10,000 agents total in Real Estate Board in 2014)

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LOT 1 HWY 99 BB, Ladner

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# 39 5900 FERRY RD. Neilsen Grove, Ladner

1067 WILMINGTON DR. Tsawwassen Central, Tsaw.

1425 WINDSOR CR. Cliff Drive, Tsaw.

4531 60B ST. Holly, Ladner

4569 62ND ST. Holly, Ladner

5133 8A AV. Tsawwassen Central, Tsaw.

5135 45TH AV. Ladner Elementary, Ladner

5170 12TH AV. Tsawwassen Central, Tsaw.

5205 2ND AV. Pebble Hill, Tsaw.

5241 WESTMINSTER AV. Neilsen Grove, Ladner

5260 6TH AV. Pebble Hill, Tsaw.

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5336 CHAMBERLAYNE AV. Neilsen Grove, Ladner

5348 COMMODORE DR. Neilsen Grove, Ladner

5698 9A AV. Tsawwassen East, Tsaw.

5853 VARDON PL. Beach Grove, Tsaw.

5983 16TH AV. Beach Grove, Tsaw.

6358 SUNRISE LN. Holly, Ladner

6377 CRESCENT CT. Holly, Ladner

6677 LONDON CT. Holly, Ladner

6703 1A AV. Boundary Beach, Tsaw.

6754 LONDON DR. Holly, Ladner

10970 NORUM CR. Nordel, N. Delta

6243 HOLLY PARK CT. Holly, Ladner

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Nobody sells more real estate in Ladner/Tsawwassen than Fraser and his team!*

604.728.2845

*FRASER AND HIS TEAM RANKED #2 IN THE GREATER VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE BOARD IN 2014. *as of December 31st, 2014

• 28.59 Acres

4259 River Rd. W., Ladner

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ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HOME!

fraser elliott

August 7, 2015 The Delta Optimist A33

Ask about my Vancouver Sun marketing campaign. Re/Max Progroup Realty 5360 12th Ave. 604-728-2845


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2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & YTD 2015*

* Based on REBGV MLS Sales 2010-2015 as of July 31, 2015 This representation based on Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board.


August 7, 2015 The Delta Optimist A35

Jennifer Dupuis*, Garrett Chu*, Fraser Elliott*, Amber Haklander*, Julie Crouch*, Rachel MacInnes*

#1 in South Delta! Based on total REBGV MLS Sales 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, & YTD 2015. Stats as of July 31, 2015. *Jennifer Dupuis - Buyers Specialist, REALTOR®, Garrett Chu - Vice President - Sales, REALTOR®, Fraser Elliott - President, REALTOR®, Amber Haklander - Vice President - Sales, REALTOR®, Julie Crouch - Unlicensed Assistant, Marketing & Administration, Rachel MacInnes - Marketing & Sales, REALTOR®


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Top 10% In Sales of All Greater Vancouver Realtors* *According to Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Statistics

RESULTS..... GUARANTEED!!!

AILEEN NOGUER R.N (Ret) aileennoguer@remax.net

Based on 2013 closed MLS transactions. Source: CREA, RE/MAX”

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RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 604-946-8000 or 943-8080 OPEN HOUSE SAT 1-3

• Over 5,000 Sqft of Immaculate living space • 9,989 Sqft BEACHFRONT south exposed lot with private swimming pool! • 5 Bedrooms, 4 baths • Beautiful GOURMET kitchen with butler’s pantry • HUGE rooftop deck with stunning panoramic views

$3,199,000

WATERFRONT

• Triple car garage

292 Centennial Parkway

COMING COMING SOON!! SOON!! $488,000

OFFER PENDING

• Desirable 2 bedroom + den (3rd bedroom?) home in quiet cul de sac with WEST exposed private yard! • Cozy kitchen with sliding doors to covered patio, deck area leads to fenced yard - just enough for a delightful garden! • Large living/dining area. • Garage (19’4 x 13’4) has extra storage!! • Maintenance fee $91/mo

3 Bedroom + den family home in Hawthorne area!

5485 Pennant Bay

SOLD

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5148 Bentley Lane

#307-5700 Andrews Rd.

www.deltahomes.ca

South Surrey • 1,600 Sqft TOWN HOME in popular ‘WOODBRIDGE’ • 3 Bedrooms (master on main), 2.5 Baths

SOLD

11 Centennial Parkway

$225,000 • 1 bed, 1 bath • 680 Sqft unit with HUGE (10 x 10) west exposed balcony • New oak cupboards with cherry stain, quartz countertops, stainless appliances (2 ovens) carpet, bright 4 piece bath with new fixtures, paint, light fixtures and closet organizer. • Storage is in-suite laundry hook - up possible Maintenance fee’s $180/mo

#105-8231 Granville Ave Richmond

SOLD $445,000 • Ground floor unit with private entrance! • Spacious, 1,318 Sqft 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit has fresh neutral colours throughout! • Bright white kitchen with sunny eating area • French doors leading to HUGE patio with privacy hedging • Workshop too!

#101-1250 55th St.

SOLD

527 Erin Place

5360 12th Avenue, www.realestateinsouthdelta.ca Delta BC, V4M 2B3


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