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Prime Minister makes brief appearance at Liberal barbecue in East Ladner SANDOR GYARMATI

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to South Delta on Sunday afternoon. Trudeau made a brief appearance at a Liberal barbecue at Didar Berry Farms in East Ladner, an event open to the public that saw more than 2,000 people attend. Under the baking sun, his spirited address to the receptive audience was more a campaign speech, which included announcing that Delta MP Carla Qualtrough will be the Liberal candidate for Delta once again in the next federal election set to take place in 2019. “We have an awful lot of hard work to do and we only do it by working together, by leaning on each other, by pushing back against the politics of fear and division, the old ways that are trying to attack people and forcing false choices. We know that listening to each other, respecting each other and focusing on pulling people together is the only way to build a stronger future for us all, and that’s exactly


Members of the crowd had their phones out for pictures of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Sunday at a barbecue at Didar Berry Farms. what we’re going to do,” Trudeau declared, his voice going hoarse. Also having taken part in Vancouver’s Pride Parade earlier in the day, Trudeau had a tough time exiting from the sea of eager fans, many with camera phones jostling for a shot. Handily winning the riding in the last election,

which was a huge reversal of fortune for the once sad sack federal Liberals in Delta, Qualtrough, a member of Trudeau’s cabinet, was brimming with pride at his making an announcement she will be the Delta candidate. “I think people are really drawn to his personal style. He’s a good man, he’s got a good heart and

people respond to that, and he calls it like it is. He knows how to inspire people, he knows how to bring them together. That’s the way I would describe it,” she said. “I get the privilege of sitting next to him in the House of Commons and we get to have these chit chats where he really, sincerely, wants to help

people. You can hear it when he talks about what he wants to do for families and what he wants to do for seniors… having him here today to announce my nomination, it’s a real honour.” Qualtrough will have her own annual constituency summer barbecue, which is also open to the public, next month.

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One of South Delta Riders’ longest-standing and founding members died Tuesday after a tragic accident in Delta. Delta police have not released the name of the rider, but the Optimist has learned that Dick Nicholls was the cyclist who was killed according to good friend and fellow SDR member Peter Berry who sent an email out to cycling club members

Tuesday night. “I’m not sure how to break this news to you all, but our friend, and much respected rider Dick Nicholls was hit by a car today, and has died,” wrote Berry. “Dick was on his way home from Petra’s, I had already left and Dick a short time later. I share this with much sorrow in my heart, and am utterly devastated.” The Boundary Bay Cycling Club also shared their condolences to fellow riders in the community.

“Our sincere condolences go to Dick’s family, friends and to our fellow cyclists here in Delta, the South Delta Riders,” said the BBCC in an email. “You’ll be sorely missed Dick. Your spirit lives on and we’ll remember you with great fondness, respect and admiration.” Officers were called to the scene around 1:30 p.m. at 72nd St. and 36th Ave. DPD public affairs coordinator Cris Leykauf said the collision occurred between a cyclist who

had been travelling on 36th Ave. and a vehicle travelling south on 72nd St. She said the driver of the vehicle remained on scene, and was cooperating with police. Several independent witnesses have now provided statements to police, but DPD are asking others who may have information to come forward. “It is too early to determine if there will be any charges in regard to the collision,” added Leykauf.

“However, as part of the investigation, police are looking into traffic flow in the area, as well as the volume of cyclists who use the area to access the Boundary Bay Dyke, or as a route to travel to Ladner Trunk Road.” Police will also consider potential view obstructions or engineering recommendations, and will be writing a report on the incident. The investigation will also include an examination of the vehicle involved.

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Tsawwassen’s Mary Kitagawa was appointed to the Order of British Columbia this week. was uprooting and deporting people of Japanese descent, so it was very hypocritical in that way.”

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A Tsawwassen educator and human rights crusader is among 14 exceptional civic leaders who will be receiving the province’s highest form of recognition. Mary Kitagawa was appointed to the Order of British Columbia this week. “My reaction was a real shock. I kept asking the lady are you sure you have the right person,” said Kitagawa when she learned of the recognition. “I never do anything to get accolades, so that was a real surprise. I think I’m still in a little state of shock.” The 50-year resident of South Delta helped facilitate a shift in public consciousness by bringing the realities of the Japanese Canadian internment experience to the public through her media interviews and tireless educating, speaking and lobbying of government organizations. “I do all of these things in memory of my parents because I am who I am because of them,” she said. “I watched their suffering and the suffering of 22,000 innocent Canadians of Japanese descent when Canada forgot that she was a democracy sending her soldiers to make sure that freedom was still our place of how we live here and at the same time it

experience. Then when Landon and Karen were born I decided to look after them at home. When they were old enough I substitute taught so I could be home when they got home. I then retired and went back to UBC for a year or so.” Kitagawa said her family and friends are all very proud of her latest achievement. “They are all very happy, but I must say whatever project I started my husband Tosh was always half of the effort. Without his help it would have been very difficult,” she said. “People who came on board to support anything were very important also. You can’t do anything by yourself. You need support. I have to give credit to all those wonderful people who believed in what I was doing.” This year, 203 British Columbians were nominated for the order. Since its inception, 432 British Columbians have been appointed to the order from all regions of the province. “British Columbia is strong because of our people. This year’s recipients represent the diversity and strength of our province,” said Premier John Horgan. “They have all dedicated their lives to making B.C. a better place, and I commend them for their tremendous achievements and service.”


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A body recovered from Neptune Beach in Washington state has been identified as a Richmond man who went missing from a float home in Ladner in April. Working with the Delta Police Department and the Whatcom County

Medical Examiner’s Office, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify the man through dental records as 47-yearold Kuljit “Steve” Boparai. According to the medical examiner, the cause of death was freshwater drowning and the death was determined to be accidental. A beachcomber found

the body while walking on Neptune Beach, northwest of Bellingham, on July 22 and contacted the sheriff’s office. According to a news release, the area where the body was found is southeast of the Fraser River outflow. The sheriff’s office put out a bulletin to regional law enforcement in hopes of identifying the man due

to some unique tattoos. Boparai went missing on April 25 when it is believed he fell off a float home moored in the Fraser River in the 3400block of River Road West. DPD conducted an exhaustive search over several days with assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard and an RCMP dive team.

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Couple gets married at Sun Fest beer garden Softball teammates Hilary Spires and Andy Cunard tie the knot in front of friends, family and strangers IAN JACQUES

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Have you ever wished you could get married in the summer sun wearing shorts, a T-shirt and holding a beer? If so, you can now envy newly married couple Hilary Spires and Andy Cunard, who tied the knot inside the Tsawwassen Sun Festival beer garden on Sunday in front of friends, family and complete strangers. Cunard and Spires, softball teammates during the annual Sun Festival tournament, became teammates in life after a short ceremony. The couple were married by friend Alex Elsey, who received his license to marry the two by ordering it from the Universal Life Church on-line. “We met about four years ago. Andy came and started playing on our team and the rest is history,” said Spires. “I guess because we met playing softball it just seemed the right thing to do. Sun Fest weekend is like the World Series of slo-pitch for Tsawwassen…we call


Hilary Spires and Andy Cunard were married by their friend Alex Elsey at the Tsawwassen Sun Festival beer garden Sunday. it our Christmas…it is the best time for us. After the first season it all started for us in the Sun Fest beer garden where we started to get to know each other.

We got engaged a year ago on that weekend, so we just figured why not get married. All our friends are there and as Andy said it’s catered!”

Spires said it also afforded the couple a no fuss, no stress affair. “I didn’t have to worry about my mom wanting to invite her friends or

someone wanting a plus one. This way anyone who wanted to come they could - all they needed was ID,” she said. “I just think weddings are kind of

silly, but this was awesome – it was so much fun.” The couple wore their game worn jerseys covered in sweat and dirt that they had worn on Saturday. “We had won both games and we were both hitting well, so you can’t wash your uniforms, so why not wear them,” she said. And their team the Expos won the tournament to boot. “That was priority number one,” she said. “It was the best weekend.” Slo-pitch tournament coordinator Judy Kirk said the beer garden wedding was a first for the tournament. “I didn’t really know Hilary and Andy because I usually deal with the team reps,” said Kirk. “I get this request from the team about the wedding. I took it to the committee because it was such an unusual request. When they explained that they had met at the tournament, you understand it when you know the story behind it.” - With files from Adrian MacNair



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TOP: Construction continues on Tsawwassen Commons, a 100-store outdoor mall adjacent to Tsawwassen Mills. MIDDLE: Tsawwassen Mills, a 200-store fashion mall, opened in the fall of 2016. RIGHT: Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Bryce Williams, shown here with Delta MP Carla Qualtrough (left), says housing for his members is a priority.

We’re in the early stages of a housing project that will be a new complex of various types and sizes reflecting the different needs of our members.

– Chief Bryce Williams


here’s much more to the Tsawwassen First Nation’s development plans than just a couple of malls. Although the TFN is best known for Tsawwassen Mills, a 200-store destination fashion mall that opened almost two years ago, and the adjacent Tsawwassen Commons, it has other landscape-altering changes on the way. After signing a historic urban treaty almost a decade ago, the first few years saw the writing of laws and de-

velopment of infrastructure necessary to handle future growth, which has now started to take shape in commercial, residential and industrial sectors. The shopping centres have become a draw for Lower Mainland consumers, particularly Tsawwassen Mills, an Ivanhoe Cambridge project that is modeled after similar malls in Calgary and Greater Toronto. The two centres will have 300 stores and services when build-out at Tsawwassen Commons is complete. Housing developments are now un-

derway on both sides of Highway 17. Subdivisions continue to spring up, including the Tsawwassen Shores development by Aquilini Development, which is building in phases and has people already taking up residence. Onni Group plans to build a range of homes as well as Mosaic. The TFN land use plan approved by members has over 2,800 homes to be built with Tsawwassen Shores comprising 850 of those units. About 8,000 new residents will eventually call the TFN home. “It will be anywhere from 15 to 20 years to full build-out, depending on the market,” explained Chief Bryce Williams. The TFN is also seeing its industrial lands developed with a new business park aimed at easing the growing demand for warehousing and logistics centres in the Lower Mainland. The biggest development, so far, is a 23-hectare (57-acre) parcel leased to Great West Life for a 1.3-millionsquare-feet of logistics warehousing. The Canada Border Services Agency’s Tsawwassen Container Inspection Facility is to open this fall. When fully built out, the industrial developments are expected to generate an estimated $245 million in annual income for TFN. Following a review of the TFN Economic Development Corporation last spring, however, the First Nation temporarily suspended marketing efforts for the remaining section slated for port-related industrial development. “TFN lands are a limited resource, so it is essential that we carefully consider alternative development models to ensure we make well-informed decisions about the remaining 180 acres of unleased industrial lands,” the TFN declared in a statement issued last summer. Williams noted they would be consulting the community and various potential partners before moving ahead with further development to determine the highest and best use. TFN members have clearly been selective when it comes to development on their lands. In 2015, members voted to reject a proposal by FortisBC to build an LNG terminal near the ferry terminal.

And while the TFN took the B.C. Lottery Corporation up on its offer to submit an expression of interest in hosting a new gaming facility south of the Fraser River, that submission was cautious in nature, asking the lottery corporation for more information while stipulating the TFN was not under any obligation to move forward. BCLC ultimately chose the City of Delta as the host local government for a new casino. Williams said his community, first and foremost, must see the benefits of all that carefully planned growth, something the TFN government is determined to see happen. Having opened a sports field with a playground and lacrosse box last year, the TFN’s plans include building a cultural centre as well as an administration building. “There’s a great need for additional facilities here in Tsawwassen and I‘m looking forward to the process that’s going to be taking place. One of the most important ones will be the elders centre as well,” said Williams. Most important for the young chief is new housing for his members. “We’re in the early stages of a housing project that will be a new complex of various types and sizes reflecting the different needs of our members. Housing is a pressing need for members, so this project is a big priority for the TFN right now,” he added. “There’s a lot of people who would like to move home, a lot of young families and young single people looking for a place to call their own, so getting that opportunity will be great for the TFN. We have members around the region and some living in Vernon area and some down in Washington state, so it’s an opportunity to bring people home.” An elementary school is also in the long-term plan. The TFN signed a letter of intent to begin treaty negotiations in back in 1993 but it wasn’t until 2009 when a treaty was formally implemented. The TFN has 480 members, half of whom live on Tsawwassen lands. According to the First Nation, “The Tsawwassen People exist as part of two worlds: traditional and modernday. We now institute the system where our two worlds can co-exist.”

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Four charges laid against man in knife attack

Delta police officer expected to make full recovery after incident at Tsawwassen care home IAN JACQUES

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Crown counsel has approved four charges against a Delta man in connection to an altercation with a Delta police officer last week at a Tsawwassen care home. Charges of uttering threats, possession of a prohibited device for a purpose dangerous to

the public peace, assault of a peace officer with a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon have been laid against 59-year-old Clifford Adrian Montgomery. Montgomery appeared in Surrey provincial court last Tuesday and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance. Care home staff contacted police after

Montgomery became agitated after learning of his mother’s imminent passing. “Police attended the care home and while speaking to the male, he engaged police in a sudden and unprovoked knife attack, causing a laceration to the face of one police officer,” said Delta police public affairs coordinator Cris Leykauf.

“Officers backed away, and displayed both a pistol and a conducted energy weapon in an attempt to subdue the male.” The injured officer continued attempts to communicate verbally with the man, resulting in a successful de-escalation with no use of force. Police say a switchblade was used in the attack. Police did not say how the

suspect had the knife in the first place. The injured officer is expected to make a full recovery. According to Delta police, in the past year the department has trained all of its officers in verbal communication skills to de-escalate agitated and potentially violent subjects. “The events were highly

elevated and dangerous, but through appropriate de-escalation it was peacefully resolved,” said deputy Chief Norm Lipinski. “We recognize that it is our duty to keep all members of the public safe, regardless of their actions, and this training served us well in this incident.” Police did not disclose the name of the care home.

Porsche collides with power box on Pacific Drive, causes outage A driver is facing possible impaired driving charges after a high speed collision with a power box on Pacific Drive Saturday night. On Aug. 4 just after 11 p.m. Delta police responded to the report of a collision in the 1200 block of Pacific Drive in Tsawwassen. The collision caused a power outage in the area. “Upon arrival police located a Porsche which had struck a power box knocking out power to

MP secures nomination

Delta MP Carla Qualtrough will seek another term in office after securing the federal Liberal nomination last weekend. Qualtrough becomes second the MP and first cabinet minister to secure a nomination ahead of the next federal election in October, 2019. Qualtrough was officially announced as Delta’s Liberal candidate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a summer barbecue in East Ladner on Sunday. A formal nomination event will take place in Delta in the coming weeks. “It continues to be an honour to serve the constituents of Delta,” said Qualtrough. “We have accomplished so much together in the past three years. This includes significant support to families through the Canada Child Benefit, better support for seniors through increases to the GIS and OAS programs and historic infrastructure investments. There is still much more to accomplish in the years ahead. That’s why I’m very much looking forward to continue earning your support into 2019.”

the area,” said DPD public affairs coordinator Cris Leykauf. “The Porsche received fairly extensive damage as a result of the

collision. There was no driver on site when police arrived.” Leykauf said police contained the area and

tracked the suspected driver to a nearby wooded area, with the assistance of a police dog. She said the suspected

driver was arrested for driving while impaired. The driver then blew into the approved screening device, and received a fail

result, and was issued a 90-day immediate roadside orohibition. The Porsche will be impounded for 30 days.

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ith a civic election a little more than two months away, one of the issues that has muscled its way into the public consciousness is the need to upgrade and expand our parks and recreation amenities. A new tennis facility and replacement running tracks have captured most of the attention thus far, but they’re just two projects on a laundry list of those awaiting the go-ahead from city hall. Responding to an uptick in public chatter, those seeking office this October have embraced the idea of improving civic facilities, but exactly how they’ll do so, while continuing to subscribe to Delta’s no new debt policy, is, well, a bit of a mystery. I don’t think the current council is opposed to better facilities, and to be fair, it has undertaken a number of initiatives in that regard over the years while still allowing Lois Jackson to step down from the mayor’s chair this fall with no municipal debt. However, she also steps away with a short-term parks and recreation wish list that’s north of $50 million and a longer-term list that’s well in excess of $100 million. The reason for that is money, or lack thereof, which if borrowing continues to be out of the question, it’s hard to see a whole lot changing, regardless of a candidate’s best intentions. The one wild card, of course, is the casino slated to be built where the Delta Town & Country Inn now stands, which the B.C. Lottery Corporation says will put somewhere in the neighbourhood of $3 million in Delta’s coffers annually. At that rate it would take 17 years to come up with $50 million, about what it would cost to fund projects that are hoped to be completed by 2022, which I’m pretty sure is less than 17 years away. Cost-sharing, other civic revenue streams, possible senior government funding and higher than anticipated casino returns could all augment that $3 million annual figure, so the wait to see projects undertaken could be considerably shorter, although the list will likely never shrink as additions always tend to outnumber subtractions. There’s no doubt a casino will help address the wish list, but are candidates looking at it as some sort of magic bullet or do they have other plans to improve our parks and recreation facilities?

Food a common denominator across many businesses


was listening to a story on the radio about a bagel shop that was closing down temporarily because they couldn’t find anyone to work the counter. Not the most glamorous of jobs, but a job nonetheless. The owner said that things have been changing for a few years and that the usual university student applicants would apply after exams rather than before. She said that the students would also want time off in the summer before going back to school in the fall. My first real job was as a busboy at Mulvaney’s restaurant on Granville Island. I ended up working in the retardant business full time while attending university and spent many years in various roles in the business. I really learned a lot in those years and still have a broad appreciation of the various aspects of the hospitality industry and its role in the food economy. I talk about these experiences with youth in the Delta school district in the hopes that the students understand how food is a common denominator across many types of businesses. In June, Darren Gates, the owner of the popular Mario’s and Gracie’s restaurants in Tsawwassen came to speak to the

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Farm Roots students to attach dollar figures to food requirements in the hospitality industry. He also talked about his upbringing in a farm family in Saskatchewan and his transition to the restaurant business here in B.C. We also chatted about careers in the hospitality business and what types of incomes could be generated in various positions. You could see the lightbulbs turning on as the students grasped the possibilities of supplying food to restaurants and the economic benefits for growers. This is the last week of the summer programming at Farm Roots and the third year will begin in a few short weeks. The kids have been harvesting crops for the two restaurants who will

be working with the students. Chefs Daniel Hofing of Mario’s, and Miguel Curiel of Gracie’s came down to the farm recently to survey the crops on the go and to provide a wish list for current seeding for a fall harvest. Farm interns Jasmine Bal and Shamus Harder have prepped several rows on the farm and the summer contingent will be seeding this week. A fresh sheet will be supplied to the restaurants weekly listing what is available and in what quantity. The summer program sees the kids spending time earning credits in the classroom and earning money in the fields. This unique approach provides a stipend to the participants and for many this will be remembered as a first job. Revenues from farm markets, the farm stand at the Boundary Bay site, and from sales to Mario’s and Gracie’s and other sources, will go back in to the programming but more importantly, the students will gain an insight in to the inner workings of the economics of farming. From an educational and learning perspective, these relationships will ultimately benefit all of us if young people become engaged with food and farming activities at an early age.

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Second place candidates could get elected too

Editor: In connection with the proposed referendum slated this fall, and the extensive debate on B.C.’s electoral reform, I would like to put forth my suggestion below. At the outset, I opine there is no need to overhaul B.C.’s electoral system completely. Some of the options suggested seem to be complex as the number of seats each party gets will have to be calibrated after the polling is over. This calibration can never be accurate because when “percentages” are involved, there are always “basis points,” needless to mention the time consuming process. In view of the aforesaid, I have an out-of-the-box suggestion which is fair, simple and cost-effective instead of the present first

past the post system. First scenario: If a candidate gets 50 per cent + 1 vote of the total votes polled, then he/she should be declared an outright winner. Next scenario: If a candidate does not get 50 per cent + 1 vote of the total votes polled, then both the first and second place candidates should be declared duly elected, but with a rider. The first place candidate will serve for the first halfterm, and the runner-up will serve out the remainder of the term. The runner-up will be entitled to his/her salary/ perquisites when he/she takes office only. Likewise, the retirement benefits of both will be half their entitlements. This will not put a burden on the exchequer.

In the event of any one such MLA winning outright (50 per cent + 1 vote) in the subsequent general elections, then they should get their full entitlements at that time. I understand that my suggestion may result in a change of the composition of the legislature in the mid-term, but so be it. We all know that in most of the sports/games, the runner-up too is rewarded, irrespective of the score. Furthermore, this electoral reform can be adopted globally as it will make elections more competitive because candidates will strive hard to reach out to all the constituents in the riding in order to cross the 50 per cent mark, thereby increasing the voter turnout. H. DeSousa

Cessford says his slate is doing more listening than talking

Editor: Re: Candidates must define their vision of Delta in the future, Community Comment, July 26 I feel it is important for the residents of Delta to be given as much information as possible before making a pivotal vote in October’s historic election. My team and I are guided by four key principles: continued community safety, fiscal responsibility, reduced bureaucratic hurdles for local businesses and improving relationships with our community

partners. These are the key strategic issues that will guide our leadership of our community … all of which hinges on listening. Which is what we are doing. We have not put forward a detailed set of decisions to what we will execute following a successful result. There is a reason for that - consultation means listening. As soon as a set of proposals has been presented, listening stops and telling starts. As mayor, I will

continue to listen and I will lead guided by clear principles. Our slate of candidates will be discussing more detailed plans as we get closer to election day. For now, we subscribe to the “two ears, one mouth” philosophy. We listen twice as much as we speak. We look forward to the balance of the campaign and election day on Saturday, Oct. 20. Jim Cessford Candidate for Mayor Independents Working For You

Extremists destroying our country

Editor: I often feel that I am a lone voice crying in the wilderness that Canada is being destroyed from within by a fifth column. It seems obvious to me that there are certain elements in Canada whose primary purpose is to open a wide wound in the country with

the full intent of marching in a horde of activists, idealists and extremists to take over the country and render it useless for serious habitation. Weekly we see negative people posing as Canadians who rant and rave and demand change; but that change is from

common sense and economic prosperity to out and out destruction of all that is Canada and has been built up from wilderness through the serious efforts of all inhabitants from day one. The navy term “The Rot Has Set In” is apropos. Bob Orrick

Thanks go out to kind woodcarver

Editor: Some months ago the bench at the lookout off Ferry Road was stolen. Then it was replaced by three patio chairs. Now a splendidly carved, West Coaststyle bench directs visitors to “Relax” and,

by inference, enjoy our mighty Fraser River estuary. Thank you kind woodcarver. Your skills and effort are much appreciated. Brian Redway

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72nd Street composting operation required to be fully enclosed by March 1, 2020

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“We can take action. The fines available are up to a million dollars a day, so we have powerful penalties under our laws,” he

said. “It is very clearly laid out what the target date is and what has to be done. They also need to put in a biofilter that is state-of-

the art. The standards that we are imposing for this biofilter are above and beyond any biofilter that we have in the region or

nearby.” Robb said the biofilter must ensure the diluted air that comes out must be so weak in odour that the average person will not be able to smell it under the worst case meteorological conditions. The Optimist reached out for comment from Enviro-Smart, but did not receive a response. Enviro-Smart has been the subject of hundreds of air quality complaints for the past couple of years, prompting Metro Vancouver to begin discussions with the company last summer about an air quality management permit. Since then there have been a couple of community meetings where the public has called for action to resolve the odour issues.


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Enviro-Smart has been the subject of hundreds of air quality complaints for the past couple of years.



After months of discussion Metro Vancouver has finally issued an air quality management permit to the Enviro-Smart Organics Ltd. composting facility in East Ladner. The permit was issued on Aug. 1 and is valid until Sept. 30, 2023. As part of the permit, the 72nd Street composting operation is required to be fully enclosed by March 1, 2020. The permit also prohibits odour detection at decreasing distances until March 2020, when there should be no odour coming from the facility. “It’s a long permit, some 43 pages, all of which matter,” said Ray Robb, division manager with Metro

Vancouver’s environmental regulatory and enforcement services. “A lot of the things were agreed to back in May, but we have been going back-and-forth with the company on a few things. “We wanted to make sure we had a good permit that would withstand challenges. We also wanted to make sure it delivered on the kind of results the public was looking for both in the short-term and what we thought would do the job after March 1, 2020.” Robb said Enviro-Smart must enclose all odiferous parts of the facility, which would include the receiving, processing, grinding, composting and screening areas. If Enviro-Smart does not comply, he said Metro has enforcement mechanisms at its disposal.


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Turf to be replaced at Holly Park Delta council awards $60,000 contract for firm as part of project SANDOR GYARMATI

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The synthetic turf field at Holly Park is going to be replaced. Before that happens, however, Delta council has awarded a $60,000 contract to a firm that will look at new turf field technologies that could be used for the all-weather field in East Ladner.

Opened in 2005, the synthetic turf field and washroom/storage building at the 62nd Street park cost approximately $2 million. A civic report notes fields at the time were created using synthetic turf fibres woven to a backing or mat with an infill consisting of crumb rubber made from recycled rubber and sand. Based on

industry information, the lifecycle of the synthetic turf was projected to be between 10 and 15 years, depending on environmental conditions and usage. Now that the life cycle of the Holly turf is nearing an end after 13 years, the city placed a request for bids this summer for consulting services with the goal to replace the turf in 2019.

R.F. Binnie & Associates has been selected to analyze the different technologies. The overall project, which will involve the replacement of the turf field, civil design work to ensure the existing base and drainage remain adequate and replacement of supporting amenities such as fencing and lighting, has a $1 million budget.

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Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie says he hopes there will be serious consideration at looking for a more suitable location for the Delta casino project.

Richmond opposed to Delta casino location SANDOR GYARMATI

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It shouldn’t come as surprise that the City of Richmond is filing an objection with the B.C. Lottery Corporation over the Delta casino project. Saying the reasons for their objection have already been clearly laid out, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie told the Optimist he’s hoping there will be serious consideration at looking for a more suitable location for Gateway’s $70-million casino complex than the Delta Town & Country Inn site. “The bottom line is we have given notice of objection to B.C. Lotteries and once we’ve done that, it sends into motion some kind of a dispute resolu-


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tion process. We have previously told Delta and the lottery corporation of our concerns, so I don’t think our objection and the substance of them will be a surprise,” Brodie said. “They knew we would object and would receive our notice of objection,” he added. Brodie said BCLC had North Delta in mind when it was first announced the Newton casino licence would be relocated. “We would hope that they take a look at it some more and the process would lead to a rethink,” he said. Delta council did the expected and, in a 4-2 vote, gave final approval to the casino last week. Consultation previously took place with the City of Richmond because the

neighbouring municipality is within five kilometres of the proposed facility. It was only after Delta council gave final reading that Richmond could initiate a non-binding dispute resolution process, which will be overseen by BCLC. The process is set out in the Gaming Control Act. Richmond has a variety of concerns about the Delta casino, including crime, traffic, insufficient transit and impacts on adjacent farmland. It is also concerned about potential impacts on the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond. Still requiring a final stamp of approval from BCLC, Gateway plans to begin construction this fall and hopes to open Cascades Casino Delta in late 2020.

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A group is claiming that large populations of seals and sea lions will endanger the salmon population.

Seal/sea lion issue warrants cautious approach: TFN

Newly formed group calls on gov’t to allow cull The Tsawwassen First Nation wants to take a cautious approach. That’s what officials with the First Nation told the Optimist this week following reports the TFN has joined a newly formed group of commercial and sport-fishers that are calling on the federal government to allow a West Coast seal and sea lion cull. Called the Pacific Balance Pinnipeds Society, the group claims that the large populations of seals and sea lions will endanger the salmon population. The group recently held a meeting at the TFN to discuss the issue. An official with the TFN said afterward that they agreed to host the meeting which had members of several other Lower Fraser First

Nations in attendance, but it’s not clear whether those members were official representatives of those communities or concerned individuals. The TFN acknowledge the sea lion and seal population is a concern, but the TFN at this time are not advocating a harvest, instead believing more data needs to be gathered on the west coast populations. Mike Baird, fisheries coordinators with the TFN, agreed, adding “Responsible stewardship of salmon fisheries means taking steps to protect them, if that’s what the data shows. There is an immediate need to gather data so we can make informed decisions about managing the future of our local salmon population.” Both seals and sea lions were hunted on the B.C.

coast, but by the early 70s the practice was banned. A Department of Fisheries and Oceans paper that notes several species have become more abundant, causing concern among fishermen who often view the animals as competitors for fish and as a source of damage to their gear and catch. It is not surprising, therefore, that many fishermen support culling programs that would maintain populations at low levels. “However, this solution conflicts with the goals of many others, who believe populations should be left to reach a natural balance. Resolution of these differing perspectives presents a dilemma for fisheries managers in B.C., and in many other parts of the world,” the paper states.

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Local Government Elections – October 20, 2018


The 2018 Local Government Elections for the Offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Trustee will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 You are eligible to vote in a local election as a Resident Elector when you: • are 18 years of age or older when you register to vote or will be 18 years of age or older on October 20, 2018 (General Voting Day) • are a Canadian citizen • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration • have been a resident of Delta for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration • are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election You are eligible to vote in a local election as a Non-Resident Property Elector when you: • are not entitled to register as a Resident Elector • are 18 years of age or older when you register to vote or will be 18 years of age or older on October 20, 2018 (General Voting Day) • are a Canadian citizen • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration • are the registered owner of real property in Delta for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration ○ If there is more than one person who is the registered owner of real property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a Non-Resident Property Elector in relation to that property • are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election Note:

▪ Landed immigrants who are not yet Canadian citizens, are not eligible to vote ▪ No Corporation is entitled to vote

Tsawwassen First Nation Lands Resident and Non-Resident Property Electors of Tsawwassen First Nation Lands are eligible to vote in the Local Government Elections for the Office of School Trustee for the Delta Board of Education (School District #37). Tsawwassen First Nation Lands are not within the boundaries of the City of Delta; therefore, Tsawwassen First Nation Lands Resident and Non-Resident Property Electors are not eligible to vote for the Offices of Mayor and Councillor.

How do I Register to Vote? You must be registered to vote. The City of Delta uses the BC Provincial Voters List to determine who is eligible to vote in Delta. If you are registered as a Provincial Voter, as a resident of Delta or Tsawwassen First Nation Lands, your name has been automatically placed on the Delta Voters List. 1. Advance Registration will be permitted until the close of regular business at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. If your name is not on the Provincial Voters List, you may still register to have your name added to the Delta Voters List, at the following offices, during regular business hours 8:30 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and 8:30 am to 8:00 pm Thursday (except statutory holidays):

Office of the City Clerk Delta City Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC (Ladner)

Municipal Service Office North Delta Recreation Centre 11415 – 84th Avenue Delta, BC (North Delta)

2. If you have not registered in advance, you may register at a voting place on designated voting days. Two (2) pieces of identification to verify your identity and residency (at least one piece of identification must contain your signature) will be requested. Examples of acceptable identification are: ✓ BC Drivers Licence/ Identification Card* ✓ BC CareCard* ✓ Canadian Citizenship Card/ Passport ✓ Utility Bill (phone, hydro, cable etc.) *Please note that the combined BC Drivers Licence/BC CareCard is considered one (1) piece of identification.

Delta Voters List: Information and Privacy The Delta Voters List is made available for public viewing and upon request, is provided to each candidate participating in the election, for use as defined by the Local Government Act. The list contains the names of all registered voters and their residential address. If you wish to have your personal information, (your address or other information about you) omitted from or obscured on the list, you must submit a written request to the Chief Election Officer before August 28, 2018. Upon request, the Chief Election Officer must update the list provided to candidates and the list that is available for public viewing, by omitting or obscuring the requested information.

For additional information regarding any of the above, please contact: 604-946-3220 604-946-3390 (Fax)

Inspection facility for containers set to open this fall Suspicious cargo going through Deltaport will soon be inspected closer to home. Located on an industrial site at the Tsawwassen First Nation, construction of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s container inspection facility is scheduled for completion this fall. Containers selected for inspection currently have to be trucked to Burnaby, so the Tsawwassen facility, which will focus on hightech scans and less on manual inspections, will reduce truck traffic while enabling border services to conduct more inspections. Located on a 4.5-hectare (11.4-acre) site adjacent to the 41B Street overpass, it’s just a short distance from Deltaport. It will have 15 shipping container exami-

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nation bays. It will be a dual purpose complex, used by the Canada Border Services Agency for the inspection of shipping containers imported through Deltaport and as a general purpose warehouse. The project’s budget is approximately $33 million. Transport Canada contributed $3.3 million. The CBSA notes the vast majority of marine container shipments are processed and authorized to enter Canada without delay. “A small percentage of containers is selected by the CBSA for examination, based on a comprehensive risk assessment and random selection, using state of the art technology to facilitate the examination process at no cost to the importer.”

Committee endorses townhouse pitch SANDOR GYARMATI

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Construction of a local container inspection facility is scheduled to be completed this fall.

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The Community Planning Advisory Committee has endorsed a 38-unit townhouse application pitched for 8A Avenue in Tsawwassen. The application by Maple leaf Homes involves consolidating the four residential properties to develop the units in seven buildings. Located across the street from South Delta secondary, and surrounded by single-family homes, the development in the 5300 block of 8A Avenue and 53A Street requires a rezoning from singlefamily to townhouse. The proposal also includes the developer

acquiring and consolidating a small portion of cityowned land at the east of the properties in exchange for a portion of land from the northeast portion of the site for consolidation with Winskill Park. Discussing the project last month, the committee was told it will “provide smart density housing for Tsawwassen” and can “enhance the sense of community.” The committee was also told the project can help meet the housing demands of young families, primarily 20-to40-year-old couples looking for room to grow, and blended or single-parent families looking for close proximity to the secondary school and town centre.

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Local stewardship and science–based groups, such as the Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust, support a proposal for Delta to be the Bird & Raptor Capital of Canada.

City to bill itself as birding hotspot The City of Delta will try to highlight itself as a major conference of birders comes to the Lower Mainland. Leading up to the International Ornithological Congress, which will be held in Vancouver from Aug. 19 to 27, city staff will utilize social media, electronic reader boards, temporary signage and street banners to promote Delta as a world-class centre for birds and biodiversity. The cost is estimated between $5,000 and $10,000. Delta won’t be able to put up any highway signage as requests take several months to go through the provincial Ministry of Transportation. As far as a proposal for Delta to declare itself the

“Bird and Raptor Capital of Canada,” an idea put forward by wildlife biologist Myles Lamont, a report to council notes increasing the awareness of Delta’s bird population at the local and national scale would benefit the city’s environmental stewardship goals as well as increase bird tourism. However, staff recommend this be done in a carefully thought out manner. Council agreed to have staff work with Lamont, Tourism Delta and other stakeholders to explore opportunities for a longterm strategy. Council earlier this year approved a new Delta Birds and Biodiversity Conservation Strategy that includes supporting awareness campaigns.

Indoor tennis bubble idea up for debate SANDOR GYARMATI

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Will an indoor tennis bubble be built by Delta after all? That’s what Coun. Jeannie Kanakos is hoping for, having put forward a notice of motion at last week’s council meeting for the city to look at building a new facility to replace the one that will be lost at the Delta Town & Country. The motion is to be debated at the next council meeting on Aug. 13. Kanakos along with Heather King voted against Gateway’s proposed $70 million hotel/ casino complex, but she was in the minority as the rest of council voted in favour of granting final approval. She then put forward a couple of motions including one regarding the tennis bubble. The casino project, which has some final hur-

dles including a dispute resolution with the City of Richmond before shovels can enter the ground, would see the existing tennis bubble demolished along with the current hotel. That’s drawn the ire of the private tennis club using the facility, which has banded with other tennis players in the city, calling on Gateway or the city to build a replacement facility. Parks, recreation and culture director Ken Kuntz during the last day of the public hearing on the casino application announced discussions were happening behind the scene to come up with a solution. Those discussions involved other groups as well. Short on details, and saying it was still early in the process, he noted other seasonal sports are now becoming year-round and would like an indoor facility.

NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of Delta that nominations for the Offices of Mayor (one to be elected) Councillor (six to be elected) School Trustee (seven to be elected) will be received by the Chief Election Officer or designate at the Office of the City Clerk, as follows: By hand, mail or other delivery service: Office of the City Clerk Delta City Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2

From 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 To 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 During regular business hours (excluding statutory holidays and weekends)

By fax to: 604-946-3390 By email to:

From 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 To 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 During regular business hours (excluding statutory holidays and weekends) Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:45 pm on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Nomination forms and information on the requirements and procedures for making a nomination for these offices may be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk until the close of the nomination period. No nominations will be accepted after 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older on October 20, 2018 (General Voting Day); • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. CAMPAIGN PERIOD EXPENSE LIMITS In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2018 general local election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply: Mayor Councillor School Trustee

$63,223.45 $32,050.12 $32,329.00

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING LIMITS In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2018 general local election, the following third party advertising limits apply: Mayor & Councillor School Trustee

$3,161.17 $1,616.45

For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits, please contact Elections BC: Toll-free phone: 1-855-952-0280 Email: Website: For further information on the nomination process, please contact: Office of the City Clerk City of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2

604-946-3220 604-946-3390 (Fax)

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LocaL Government eLections – october 20, 2018 LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018 until the close of general voting for the election at 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018, a copy of the list of registered electors will be available for public inspection, at the Office of the City Clerk, Delta City Hall, during regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and 8:30 am to 8:00 pm Thursday (except statutory holidays). Before inspecting the list, a person must sign a statement that they will not inspect the list or use the information included in the list except for the purposes of Part 3 – Electors and Elections of the Local Government Act. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.

obJection to reGistration oF an eLector An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of Delta and can only be made on the basis that a person whose name appears on the list of electors has died or that a person whose name appears on the list of electors is not qualified to be registered as an elector of Delta. An objection must be made in writing, signed by the person making it and include the following: • the name and address, as shown in the List, of the person against whose registration the objection is made; • the basis of the objection, including a statement of the facts that the objector believes support this; and • the name and address of the person making the objection. For further information on these matters, please contact: Office of the City Clerk City of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2

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A Ladner company, with the help of generous Delta tradespeople, is constructing a life-changing home addition for a North Delta family. Alair Homes-Delta is building an elevator for Andrew and Meredith Essex and their daughter Natalie. Natalie was born with spinal muscular atrophy and her family has been working with medical professionals to find a cure, while also trying to ensure as much independence for their daughter. “It’s going to be huge for Natalie to have full access to the whole house,” Andrew said of the home they’ve lived in since 2011. “We moved to this house with the eventual plan of putting in an elevator. This way we can go up when we are getting ready to bed rather than us carrying her up and down the stairs and the wheelchair as well. We went with an elevator that has automat-

ic sliding doors so she can use it on her own.” Andrew worked for Peter Nielsen, regional partner Alair HomesDelta, for several years in another company. Their friendship continues to this day. “I have probably known Andrew for more than 10 years. He was working for me when Natalie was born,” said Nielsen. “Six months ago he reached out to me and was looking to put in this elevator. As soon as he reached out, personally, I said no matter what we are doing this project for you.” Nielsen coordinated with their corporate office on Vancouver Island as he wanted to do the job at cost. From there Alair reached out to many in the Delta trades who stepped up, supplying labour and materials also at cost or for free. Construction project manager Bill Beukers said it’s amazing to see a team of local tradespeople coming together to help out. “I arrived in Canada

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three months ago and started working at Alair Homes-Delta. Never would I have thought I would be undertaking a project like this one,” said Beukers. “I’m so happy and grateful for the opportunity I have had to lend a hand for this lovely young family. We wish to see little Natalie healthy and doing well in the future, and hope that we’ve created a happier and more comfortable home life for her and her family.” The project will take at least six weeks to finish. “This is above and beyond what any of us could imagine in terms of support from Alair and from all the trades,” added Andrew. The companies involved in the project include: Adam Perkin Installation, Delta Carpets, City Spark, Greynest Interiors, Galbraith Plumbing, K&S Painting, JB Drywall, Busy Boys Roofing, Kornel Homes, Absolute Insulation and Nationwide Lifts.

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Sun Fest lives up to its name

The 46th annual Tsawwassen Sun Festival took place last weekend and featured tons of activities and attractions including the Rotary Parade which rolled down 56th Street to the fairgrounds at Winskill Park. For more photos visit

photos by Adrian MacNair

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Determined to be faithful

A Warm and Joyful welcome to...

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

4960 – 48th Ave., Ladner Phone: 604-946-6254

3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner 604-946-4522 3:30 pm

Daily Mass - Chapel Monday to Saturday at 9 am Weekend Masses - Church Saturday at 5 pm Sunday at 9 am, 11 am and 5 pm

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1710Coffee 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC & Friendship

(South Delta Artists’ Guild Arts Gallery) am (next 10:30 to SD Rec Centre)

WORSHIP & GROWTH Rev. Danielle Martell 604-613-8432

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The Rev. Jim Short 10:00 am Worship Service

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WEDNESDAY - 7:30 PM Prayer & Bible Study

Ladner Christian Reformed Church

EVERYONE WELCOME English Sunday 9:00am Mandarin Sunday 9:00am

8440 Williams Road Richmond, BC Meditation on the Ladner ChristianAPostures Fellowship of Faith: Ascension

It was very good! Home of the South Delta Food Bank & Creation Station Daycare

SundayService Service at Sunday at10:00 10:00am am + Nursery & Children Services + Nursery & Children Services Sr. Pastor: Danny Stebeck

The Walrus says, “The time has come, to talk of many things: Of shoes, and ships, and sealing-wax, of cabbages and kings…” So wrote Lewis Carroll in his poem called, Jabberwocky. So, too in my life and ministry it is time to think of many new things. This will be my final Minister’s Minute for the Delta Optimist as I soon take a new challenge as the minister of the Parish of St. Mark’s in Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. I would love to leave you with one or two words that speak of the work we have engaged upon in the last 10 years of ministry at All Saints in Ladner. As a Parish we have sought to

Welcomes You

4594 – 54A Street, Ladner, B.C. 604-946-7033 visit our website:

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TSWA 5575-6 AveLadner (夾 56 St, Lutheran Church)

Tel: 604-337-0272 或 778-878-6699

All Saints Anglican Church

be faithful to God’s calling to serve God’s people in the South Delta area. We have taught the faith and upheld the lonely and sick, we have proclaimed by word and deed that

to deliver the Delta Optimist

Papers are delivered right to your door. Deliver on Thursdays in your neighbourhood. Call our distribution department for information.

All Is Forgiven Guest Pastor: Len Batterink


Kids and Adults Needed

Come worship with us Sunday, August 12, at 10:30 a.m. Mark 2:1-12

Minister’s Minute

God is our centre and our will. Sometimes we have faltered, yet we are determined to be faithful, and not worried about being “successful.” So, my dear friends let us follow these words of the apostle Paul who reminds us to “be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. And may the peace of God dwell with you, and all you love, now and forever.

Call Katie 604-946-4451 or email

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

Benediction St. David’s Anglican Church Lutheran Church

Sunday 8:00 am - Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) 10:00 am - Multigenerational Service with Communion

Sunday 10:30 service


5575 6th Avenue Tsawwassen, BC (56th St. at 6th Ave.) Tel: 604-943-3432

Seeking peace in all our relations with God, ourselves, others, and creation.

9am Sunday Worship Service

(Book of Alternative Services) Pastor Thomas Keeley 1115 - 51a Street, Delta, BC (cul-de-sac at 51a Street and 10a Avenue) Tel: (604) 943 4737

A Vibrant, Creative Multigenerational Community

“All are warmly welcomed to worship with us as we Celebrate God’s Grace.” For summer youth activities, please visit our website.



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(Pursuant to Sections 26 and 94 of the Community Charter) TAKE NOTICE THAT City of Delta intends to lease to South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority the following lands and premises: Civic address:

4695 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC

Legal Description:

Parcel Identifier No.: 005-355-672 LOT 10 SECTION 35 TOWNSHIP 5 NEW WESTMINSTER DISTRICT PLAN 55320

The lands will be leased for continued use as a public transit bus loop in accordance with terms set out in a lease agreement commencing September 1, 2018 and terminating on August 31, 2024. The consideration to be received by City of Delta for the above interest is $75,000 per annum. THIS NOTICE IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PUBLIC NOTIFICATION ONLY. IT IS NOT AN OFFER TO TRANSFER, LEASE OR TO GRANT ASSISTANCE TO ANY OTHER PARTY. Any inquiries should be made to Samien Safaei, Lands Solicitor, at 604-952-3042 or by email to Reference file LAN-07-289. City of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 (604) 946-4141

Around Town Delta Play Day

Delta Gymnastics, Delta Kids and the City of Delta are inviting the community to Delta Play Day, a free indoor and outdoor event on Sunday, Aug. 12. Set to run from noon to 4 p.m., Delta Play Day has been designed to bring families together in a lively and entertaining atmosphere. Delta Gymnastics, which will anchor the event, is located next to the Ladner Leisure Centre.

Starry Night at Deas Island

Explore Deas Island Regional Park at night in Starry Night on Saturday, Aug. 18. From 7:30 to 10 p.m. explore the riverfront park along lantern-lit paths and discover fun facts about creatures that make the park their home.

Birds and Byways at Gallery 1710

Birds and Byways, which is on view at Gallery 1710 in Tsawwassen until Aug. 26. Gallery 1710, at 1710-56th St. beside the South Delta Recreation Centre, is open Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bog summer camps

Burns Bog Conservation Society is putting on summer day camps this month. Still to come are: • Animal Mania — learn how animals hunt, hide and protect themselves. This camp runs from Aug. 13 to 17 and is for ages six to eight. • Destination Imagination — use your imagination to create, explore and have fun. This camp runs from Aug. 20 to 24 and is also for ages six to eight. Parents can register their children for the full week or just one day. Email: education@ for more information, call 604572-0373 or register online at: http://burnsbogeducation.weebly. com/. For more details on these and other events, go to or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook. com/TheDeltaOptimist


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Author puts focus on water Ladner’s Nina Munteanu will be at Stir Coffee House for a reading & discussion IAN JACQUES


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adner author Nina Munteanu will read from her latest book and host a discussion at Stir Coffee House in Ladner Village next week. Water Is has received much praise throughout the literary world since Munteanu released the book last year. It has been an Amazon bestseller for months and Margaret Atwood named it as her number one choice to read in The Year in Reading in the New York Times. “We can’t live without it, so maybe we should start respecting it. This beautifully designed book by a limnologist looks at water from 12 different angles, from life and motion and vibration to beauty and prayer,” Atwood stated.


Ladner author Nina Munteanu will be at Stir Coffee House in Ladner Village on Thursday, Aug. 16. The Stir Coffee House event is set for Thursday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. Munteanu was your typ-

ical Ladner parent raising a son alongside a slough into which he could dive when the water wasn’t

filled with fertilizers. “I knew about things like that and to check tide tables because I’m a limnologist (someone who studies freshwater),” she says. “I always wanted to write. Most of my writing is eco-fiction, which blends my love of storytelling with my love for nature and the environment.” Her first book, Darwin’s Paradox, started her career in the science fiction genre. “I moved on to write a book for writers, other speculative fiction and then came back to water in my publication Water Is … The Meaning of Water,” she says. “My short story The Way of Water has been making the rounds in magazines and anthologies in North America and Europe. It’s a dystopia about Canadian water in the near future and explores dire possibilities in geo-politics, corporate

corruption and deception.” Her upcoming novel A Diary in the Age of Water arose from the short story. “You could say that I have water on the brain,” she says. Her upcoming discussion at Stir Coffee House is one of many she has given throughout Canada — from Grade 8 ecology classes in Mississauga to corporate citizen groups in Langley. “All share a common directive - to stir interest in our precious resource and to provide a new perspective on a substance Canadians tend to take for granted - at our own peril,” she says. “Through readings and discussion I will share personal stories as a mother, environmentalist and scientist.” When she’s not writing, Munteanu teaches during the winter at the University of Toronto and spends her summers in Ladner.

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Fresh-baked cookies, hand-knitted sweaters or a hot cup of tea — all items commonly associated with grandmothers. But Maeve is not your typical grandmother. Maeve is a grandmother synonymous with burning bras, feminist literature, rainbow flags and dyke marches. In Old Dyke Tales, Maeve’s granddaughter Zoë Wessler from Tsawwassen weaves together verbatim perspectives of four generations to tell the true story of this matriarch, who dared to set aside the societal and religious expectations of 1970s Catholic suburbia in order to discover her sexuality and true self. The one-woman show combines poetry, puppets, politics, prayer and personal interviews into the story of daughter, mother, grandmother and lover. Wessler, who created the show, was born and raised in Tsawwassen. She attended South Delta


Tsawwassen’s Zoë Wessler brings her one-woman show based on her grandmother’s life to the Havana Theatre in Vancouver Aug. 21 to 25. Secondary and its drama program/film acting academy in her last two years of high school. She also founded the The Young Bards on the Bay as well as Knockout Theatre, two Tsawwassen theatre companies for young people that per-

formed at Boundary Bay Regional Park and Earthwise Garden multiple times. Old Dyke Tales has been on stage in Winnipeg and makes its debut in Vancouver later this month. “I have always viewed

my grandmother as the epitome of strength, wisdom and female agency, but I never knew from where these admirative qualities derived,” said Wessler. “Thus, this project was born. I am discovering a 40-year-old story that has been right in front of

me my whole life, waiting to be told — a story not only belonging to my grandmother, but to her parents, children and grandchildren. “(It’s) a story that gives voice to the queer senior community, and to those who, decades ago, laid the groundwork of equality and radical acceptance so that my generation can feel safe in their sexualities today.” Wessler said at first her grandmother was apprehensive towards sharing her life, her “small life” as she called it, on stage. “It took a few months of living room interviews and deep life chats over mugs of Earl Grey for my grandmother to realize the significance in her story, and the value it can have for audiences.” Old Dyke Tales will be at the Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Dr., Vancouver) Aug. 21 to 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 to $15 plus service fees through or cash only at the door on the day of the performance.

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Discover the importance of self-care An Art-full Life


Recently, I had the opportunity to have a weekend to myself. My husband, kids, and dog packed up and left for our cabin. Rare for so many, I am well aware of just how special this time is. As a mother of two growing tweens and daily sufferer of chronic pain, this annual weekend event had me thinking of the complexities of self-care. For the past three years, this weekend of self-exploration has given me the time and space to tap into my thoughts, be creative, regroup and grow. Taking the time to develop and strengthen defenses helps us be more resilient in times of stress and struggle.

What is self-care? Self-care is an intentional decision to spend time doing things that build us up, energize us, help us relax and give us space to be both present in the moment and to reflect on our lives. Health and wellness are at the centre of self-care; eating well, exercising, getting enough sleep, and spending time with friends and family, are all components of selfcare. Instead of using extra time catching up on laundry and other household tasks, self-care specifically helps us connect with ourselves. Doing things that we enjoy, and never have time to do, is what selfcare is all about! Self-care looks different for everyone. For me, self-care activities include going out for a nice meal alone, painting, reading, writing, and walking on the beach. For others, it might mean spending time cooking, hiking, or playing with a pet. Whatever it is, self-care activities are meant to be creative, reflective, and restorative. Why is it so important? We know self-care is

good for us! As we juggle work, school, busy schedules, the care for loved ones, and more, self-care and mindfulness are needed now more than ever. Research shows that practicing self-care skills on a regular basis increases our overall health and wellbeing. Along with the psychological benefits, those who participate in selfcare activities have healthier and happier relationships, and a better outlook on life. Self-care, much like mindfulness, allows us to be aware and mindful of the things around us and accept them with a non-judgmental attitude. Self-care blends with mindfulness because of its restorative quality, allowing both our brain and body rest and focus in the present moment. Why is it so hard to do? If self-care has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, improve mood, self-confidence, and more, why is it so hard to do? 1) Our society still associates self-care with self-indulgence. We tend to feel guilty spending

resources on ourselves. We also convince ourselves that we don’t have the time, energy or money. Most of us have big responsibilities in life around work, school, and family and spending money, time and resources on ourselves is low on the list of priorities. 2) We don’t prioritize time for ourselves. Retreating from our busy lives is not easy. We think the world will end if we are not there in the thick of things. We don’t want to waive our commitments or let others down. When my self-care weekend fell on the same weekend as a school fundraiser, I made the difficult decision not to attend and paint instead. The very same weekend, I was going to visit a friend of mine who was experiencing some health issues. I chose to remain at my studio while I still had a period of uninterrupted time to myself. I knew my friend understood and that made my decision even easier. Where do we start when it comes to selfcare?

Many of us have hobbies and interests we enjoy doing but sometimes we don’t know where to start when it comes to self-care. 1) Get to know your triggers. Are there certain periods of time each day or week that are especially hard, draining or difficult? Map them out. If those low moments come around the end of the day, taking some time before then to regroup may help you cope better in those moments. 2) Evaluate the types of activities that build you up. Brainstorm some of the things you enjoy doing that help you refuel. Getting enough sleep, eating well, spending time outdoors and doing something creative are just some of the ways to get started. For some, selfcare may be swimming or bike riding, and for others it may mean reading, writing, and drawing. Whether you have a whole afternoon, an hour or even just 20 minutes, you will reap the benefits of having a space carved out for yourself. Moreover, you’ll lead by example, show-

ing family and friends the importance of self-care. 3) Be consisted and be realistic. Scheduling a regular time to practice self-care will help you maintain it. You may not have a whole weekend, but do what works best for your family and yourself. Designating a special time or place will help you to be consistent. By working self-care activities into your week (when you need it the most) you are learning to develop selfregulation skills in order to prevent burnout. Looking Forward Self-care begins with us, but extends to family, friends, and peers. If we take time for ourselves, and learn to be gentle on ourselves when we experience setbacks, we have that much more to give to those around us. We all deserve a little TLC... how are you going to start? Mary Ann Burrows is an artist and a Creativity Coach at Meg Neufeld is an artist, an anthropologist and program director at www.

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Welcome Robert

Students performing weekly Town Centre Mall concerts IAN JACQUES

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A summer concert series at the Town Centre Mall in Tsawwassen is showcasing a talented group of singers from Studio Cloud 30. The concert series started in early July and runs every Saturday until Aug. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. on a stage in the breezeway between Thrifty Foods and the Royal Bank. Studio Cloud 30 owner Warren Flandez said mall staff approached the studio last year with the idea. “Last year it was a mixture of students and some professional acts. This year we decided to do all students because of the response we got. It gives students an opportunity to not only perform, but get out into the community as well,” said Flandez. The singers range in age from six to 40. Some play piano and guitar to accompany their performances. “The response has been

Robert was born in Vancouver and raised in Delta before starting his styling career at Suki’s and Jean Pierre Hair Fashion. Care giving for aging family has brought Robert home to Delta after living in Eastern Canada for the last ten years.


Emily Paquette performs at Studio Cloud 30’s weekly summer concert series. great,” he said. “Obviously they are not professional singers, but we have a lot of people who do original material, some do some older classics, so there is something for everyone. This is more of a stripped down acoustic vibe that they provide. “What has been great

Robert has had many roles in the hair industry in his 25 year career including owning salons, working in film & tv and educating stylists for Goldwell and Redken. Classic colours and cuts and natural lived-in hair are his favourite styles to play with.

is that we are not only showcasing people who come to our Tsawwassen location, but also quite a few people from our Vancouver location as well and they bring their family and friends to the shows, so in a way it helps to showcase Tsawwassen too.”

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Cold War project earns SDSS grad scholarship Winning submission focused on Vancouver Wireless Station IAN JACQUES

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A chance historical discovery in Delta has helped a South Delta grad earn a heritage scholarship. South Delta Secondary grad Aiden Bennett is this year’s recipient of the Heritage Advisory Commission Scholarship. Mayor Lois Jackson made the presentation at the July 30 Delta council meeting. “I am so proud of our local graduating students who displayed such a great interest in Delta’s heritage

through this scholarship,” said Jackson. “We received quality submissions that show our heritage is in good hands in the future.” Bennett’s winning submission combines photos and descriptions in a slide show about the Vancouver Wireless Station, which operated from 1949 to 1976 during the Cold War. Evidence of the community that lived at the station is still there, as his presentation demonstrated. “I was really surprised, honestly, when I found out that I was the winner,” Bennett told the Optimist.

“I was not too sure how many people had applied because I hadn’t heard much, but I was honoured that they picked me.” Bennett said he came across the station a few years ago while walking his dog with his parents. “I really liked the area. I’m fascinated with World War Two history and the Cold War,” he said. “It was just really interesting to find that here in Delta because I really didn’t even know we had that. It’s not very well known, especially around here, so I wanted to get it out there

and get more people as interested in it as I am.” The Delta Heritage Commission Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating secondary student in Delta to encourage students to display an interest in local or regional heritage through the development of an original piece of work. The winner receives $1,000 towards post-secondary studies. Bennett said the scholarship money will come in handy when he begins his faculty of sciences studies at UBC in September.

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South Delta Secondary grad Aiden Bennett received the 2018 Heritage Advisory Commission Scholarship from Mayor Lois Jackson.

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So what goes on in the summer at your local riding school? Well first, lots of long hot days tending to all the horses of course! But summer also brings a lot of new chores and events to the farm.


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Summer Camps. Currently sold out again, Crescent Stables Summer Camps are a blend of individual riding instruction, riding games, horse handling lessons, other fun activities, and on the last day, a horse show to demonstrate what the campers learned all week! Crescent also hosts a more intermediate camp a couple of times a year, for kids that are already regular riders. Advanced learning also happens. Our own riders and riders from other areas and even other countries come to get training in specific skills on either our horses or their own. Crescent actually has hosted riders from Germany, Holland, Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Ireland, and Austria, all in the last three years. Our first German student from a couple decades ago just came for a visit, with his wife and kids, and we went….riding…naturally. Ok and kayaking, it is the wet west coast after all!

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We have also just been hosting an Equitation Science International seminar and clinic for our advanced riders. Showing also happens. Dressage Shows, Jumping Shows, Hunter Shows, Schooling Shows of all types, Crescent is on the road in the summer! Another summer event is our own Dressage Show, which is happening Aug 12, and an upcoming Jumping show in the fall along with our annual Barn BBQ. Finally, blackberries happen. Yep, love them in my pie. Love them in a blackberry mojito. Love them in jam. Even love them fresh. Don’t love them mixing in with my roses. Don’t love them mixing in the pasture (although the horses do love them). Don’t love them creeping into the toolshed. Don’t love them taking over the walkways. Anyone want some blackberries? Only catch is that you have to come and chop out the canes too

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Picnic marks Delta’s first pride event The inaugural Delta Pride Picnic was held Saturday at Memorial Park in Ladner. The event served as a chance to come together for a fun afternoon as a community and featured food, games and activities and guest speakers. For more photos visit

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Picnic basket is surely a summertime essential



When I was growing up, picnics were the thing. My parents were pros. Wax paper-wrapped bologna sandwiches, bananas and Seven-Up for lunch. Slices of ham, corn on the cob and fried potatoes for dinner. Perhaps brownies for dessert. A portable cooktop figured prominently, as did a plastic floral tablecloth, a wicker basket and a thermos that contained the parents’ pre-supper martinis. It was all so very civilized. It happened every weekend. There was a favourite picnic table at a park in the city, and a favourite log at the beach.

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We could have eaten on the deck at home, but the food tasted better when it was eaten in view of the water. My mother would wear a summer shift and perhaps a kerchief over her perm. My father would haul out the movie camera and film the sisters and I waving in his face. If the sky turned grey and the raindrops fell, we had a Plan B. The Hudson’s Bay blanket would be hauled out and we’d continue the picnic inside the Chevy Impala. As I say, picnics were the thing. The husband, however, was not raised in picnic culture. I don’t know if his parents made company with a wicker basket or whether they even enjoyed martinis. His father worked shifts and was often at work — or asleep — at suppertime. I’ve made it a mission to change that. We don’t eat bologna sandwiches, we don’t drink Seven-Up and we don’t even own wax paper, but we do package up tuna salad or fried chicken and

make for a log at this time of year. I’ve taught him what picnic tables are for — not places to rest when you’re out on your bike, but al fresco dining tables where you spread out the goods and enjoy a repast. “C’mon,” I said the other day. “Let’s go to the beach.” “Maybe we should wait until after lunch?” he wondered. “No,” I said. “We’re going to the beach for lunch.” “Oh,” he said. “Of course.” There would be no fish and chips from the concession. There would, however, be Greek salad, slices of roast beef and pieces of watermelon. This, it seems to me, is what summer is for, especially when you have a gazillion perfect dining spots outside your door. The husband is quickly coming around, and learning what I’ve known forever. The basket is not a superfluous thing. It’s essential at this time of year.

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Agriculture Report

Set-asides are good for soil and wildlife

Grassland set-asides (GLSA) are agricultural fields that are planted to a grass/legume mixture and are left to grow for a period up to six years. Set-asides provide dense tall-grass vegetative cover, which alleviate some impacts of soil degradation and build soil organic matter. In addition to being used to remediate continuously cultivated soils, GLSAs also provide essential wildlife habitat for birds of prey, which congregate in the tens of thousands every winter in Delta. Less than 10 per cent of the original tall grass habitat that directly supports these bird species remains throughout Delta. To encourage the incorporation of GLSAs into crop rotations, Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust (DF&WT) has administered a GLSA Stewardship Program for over 20 years. The program provides a cost-share to farmers to support this sustainable land management practice, which assists with the costs of temporarily taking


Grassland set-aside fields remediate continuously cultivated soils and also provide essential wildlife habitat. land out of agricultural production. DF&WT is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with local farmers to conserve soil and wildlife resources on the lower Fraser River delta. In 2015, DF&WT in part-

nership with the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems began a five-year research project with federal funding delivered by Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC. The project is evaluating the effects of short (two-year)

to medium (four-year) term recurrent GLSAs on enhancing soil quality. Results will assist farmers in optimizing the management of their set-asides and will ultimately contribute to sustaining agriculture as a viable industry in Delta for the foreseeable

future. Four master’s students are examining the impacts of GLSAs on select soil properties. This includes the effects of GLSAs on soil quality, and how the incorporation of a GLSA into a crop rotation affects soil nutrient cycling and

subsequent crop yield. How these effects on soil quality, nutrient cycling and crop yields vary with duration of the set-aside is also being examined. Results to date have found that after two years GLSAs improve soil structure. Impacts of GLSAs on soil nutrient cycling support that three-year-old set-asides can potentially improve nitrogen availability; however, results were inconsistent due to a number of different variables. Preliminary results evaluating the impacts of GLSAs on crop yield found 40 to 70 per cent increases in yield compared to a control with no GLSA. Results thus far support the benefits of GLSAs for soil conservation and improving soil productivity. Learn more about the GLSA Stewardship Program and the many benefits it provides at DF&WT’s 13th annual Day at the Farm agricultural awareness event on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Westham Island Herb Farm.

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Agriculture Report

Greenhouses welcome students and teachers students about how greenhouse produce is grown. The classes discussed why eating locally-grown food is more nutritious and learned about the operations of a greenhouse cycle (from seedlings in the winter to full harvest in summer and fall), the need for greenhouses, and how they contribute towards food security and environmental sustainability. This past May, growers in Delta, Abbotsford and Surrey opened their doors and led educational tours for students in grades 4 to 12, as part of the BC Greenhouse Growers’

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Association’s annual BC Greenhouse Veggie Days awareness campaign. Each student was given a booklet to complete as they learned about aspects such as pest control, irrigation and technology. The tours were designed to make curriculum requirements entertaining, creating connections for the older students interested in culinary arts, entrepreneurship, marketing and more. Younger students were able to glean a deeper understanding of how local peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers are grown in greenhouses.


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Agriculture Report

Greenhouses launch Did You Know series

So often people drive right by greenhouses not knowing what is going on behind the glass. Over the years, hundreds of questions have been asked related to carbon footprint, pollution and growing practices, which is why the BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association expanded its awareness campaign this year. For the past five years, BC Greenhouse Veggie Days has occurred every spring. The first BC Greenhouse Veggie Days celebration was held in 2014 when the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza was transformed into a giant vegetable-themed party. Videos were created to promote the arrival of fresh locally-grown produce, and greenhouse growers were profiled along with chefs and foodies. While the initial celebration certainly gained attention and had people talking about greenhouse vegetables, a genuine understanding still needed to be established, which is what led to educational


Guests enjoy a farm-to-table meal inside a greenhouse as part of awareness efforts. tours. Each spring, the public has been invited to tour select greenhouses where growers teach the people about how greenhouses operate, and retailers display colourful signage at grocery outlets throughout B.C. This year, the BC Greenhouse Association continued with its tour days but added:

• A collaboration with BC Agriculture in the Classroom (BCAITC) where students and teachers were led on educational tours. • A greenhouse-to-table long table dinner attended by media and influencers. • An enlarged video library with a focus on dispelling myths and, rightfully, positioning greenhouse growers as actual


farmers. The video series answered these questions: • Are greenhouses environmentally sustainable? What is that “smoke” coming out of the roofs? • What are the growing practices and what is Integrated Pest Management? • Why are greenhouse walls covered? • Why are foreign work-

ers employed? • Why do greenhouse veggies look so perfect? Other videos included featuring a multi-generational family –the Moermans—and sharing the story that greenhouse growers are, simply, farmers. Surprisingly, it has been rumoured that greenhouse growers were perceived to be scientificlike, mysterious, and

unapproachable. This idea that farmers could only grow produce in land is a restrictive and widely-held belief. The objective of the video, A Day in the Life of a Greenhouse Farmer, was to educate the public with respect to what it means to be a greenhouse farmer and to show the dedication that each grower provides to his or her crop. All videos can be viewed on BC Greenhouse Growers’ Association’s social media channels. The greenhouse-toplate event was orchestrated to provide an immersive experience as media and influencers enjoyed a farm-to-table meal prepared by a locally renowned chef. The simplicity and vibrancy of the vegetables were highlighted as guests dined in a greenhouse. Given the success of this event, plans are to host a ticketed long table dinner in the spring of 2019, with proceeds donated to an agricultural initiative, which has not yet been decided.


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Agriculture Report Saturday September 8, 10am-4pm Westham Island Herb Farm

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It has been a wonderful year of firsts. I recently celebrated my first year as British Columbia’s agriculture minister and I am proud to say that I am also our province’s first female in this role. The Ministry of Agriculture’s budget is now more than $93 million, the largest budget the ministry has ever seen. And now, I am honoured to provide my first message to Delta Optimist readers in this annual agriculture feature. It’s no secret that I love agriculture. I grew up on Quadra Island learning the value of growing your own food. It was a sustainable lifestyle that made a lasting impression. It built a passion for all things agriculture in me. My journey also included establishing and managing Vancouver Island’s first certified organic vineyard and then into politics where I was the opposition agriculture critic for eight years. And now, my dream job as B.C.’s agriculture minister. One of my major goals since being appointed is to be a champion for B.C.’s farmland, including the incredible, fertile soil that Delta farmers are so fortunate to work with. As I

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was telling my colleagues last month at the federal, provincial, territorial agriculture ministers meeting in Vancouver, we are leaders in protecting farmland. Besides British Columbia, there are only two other provinces that have zones where agriculture is a priority. Our province’s Agricultural Land Reserve was established in the 1970s and today there are 46,159 square kilometres throughout B.C. preserved for agricultural use. I have been given a mandate to look at ways we can revitalize the ALR and the Agricultural Land Commission. While Delta farmers are busy working the land, the B.C. government has been working hard to ensure that land continues to be protected. The past six months were busy. I appointed an independent committee with diverse backgrounds and expertise in the agriculture sector in B.C. to lead the revitalization efforts. They travelled the province, meeting with local governments, as well as agricultural stakeholders, to hear their ideas on revitalizing the ALR and they also engaged British Columbians on their ideas through an online survey. I look forward to receiving their report and recom-

mendations soon. In the meantime, we just announced a new policy that gives local and First Nation governments the ability to prohibit certain cannabis production methods on the ALR in their communities. The federal government has announced it will allow cannabis producers to grow cannabis in open fields, greenhouses and industrial bunkers like any other agricultural crop. Our point of view is that we don’t want to lose access to agricultural soil. That is why we have provided local governments with the decision-making power regarding concrete, bunker-style cannabis production on the ALR that align with local planning and priorities in their communities. Just like that young girl on Quadra Island who grew up loving the land, our government is committed to protecting farmland and encouraging the next generation of farmers. From Cranbrook to Terrace to Delta, there are young people across B.C. learning to become young farmers. I encourage you to visit a farmers market this summer and meet them. It is an investment in their family, your family and your local community.

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Agriculture Report

Blueberry growers benefit from barn owls

Indigenous to the Fraser Valley, western barn owls can be a berry grower’s best friend, patrolling farm fields at night for voles and other unwelcome visitors. By weight, these owls consume more rodents than most other predators, making them one of the most economically valuable wildlife animals for agriculture. In recent years, however, these predatory powerhouses have faced mounting pressures such as habitat loss and secondary poisoning from consuming pests with rodenticide in their systems. In an effort to lift the owls from the threatened species list, the Fraser Basin Council Society teamed with local growers to explore an integrated pest management approach (IPM) that would reduce rodenticide use and provide habitat and nesting sites to host western barn owls. According to project manager Christina Toth, part of the problem for farmers was a lack of clarity on rodenticide applica-

tion levels. “By educating producers on the correct and appropriate application to protect their crops, they can not only save time, money and labour, but help protect biodiversity,” Toth explains, adding that the benefits extend beyond owls to other predatory raptors and mammals potentially affected by rodenticide use. Fact sheets in both English and Punjabi are now available to growers, offering best practices for rodenticide use, as well as tips on how to assess vole presence and damage to crops and how to develop more effective, economical and environmentally sustainable IPM plans. So far 11 blueberry farms have implemented best management practices for rodenticide use and installed barn owl nest boxes to help control voles. Toth sees the project as a groundbreaking initiative, both in terms of farm management and environmental stewardship. “We’ve had amazing


Barn owls prey on rodents that are unwelcome visitors in blueberry fields. response from both conventional and organic growers eager for information that will help them enhance the relationship between agriculture and the environment,” she says. Given that B.C. is one of the largest highbush blueberry-growing regions

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in the world, the project was especially timely. Parm Bains, who grows both conventional and organic blueberries, is relieved a new approach for pest control is available after having long struggled with the vole problem. “In the last 10 years especially we’ve seen the

problem getting worse and worse,” says Bains. “In conventional fields, we’re having to use rodenticides far more frequently, which of course carries both environmental and economic impacts.” With new barn owl nest boxes installed in his fields, Westberry Farms is

now part of the growing industry shift that prioritizes sustainability. And while the focus centered mostly on blueberry growers, the resources developed through the project are applicable to other agricultural sectors, including vegetable and tree fruit growers, viticulture, nurseries and the newly expanding small grains and hops sectors. Fact sheets and information on nest boxes are available to growers through the BC Blueberry Council website ( and its new smartphone app. Funding for this project was provided by the federal and provincial governments and delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC (IAF). IAF is an industry-led notfor-profit organization that works with the agrifood industry to strategically invest federal and provincial funds toward projects that have the potential to turn ideas into solutions. Visit for information about funding opportunities.

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“ Why do I hear but not understand? ”

Community Coming Events CLUBS AND GROUPS The Ladner Pioneer Library hosts the popular Teen Night: Pizza & Games on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a fun night of gaming and free pizza. Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies.

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Delta Spinners & Weavers invite you to join them on the third Monday of each month. Bring your creative spirit to be encouraged as a beginner or reacquaint yourself with these traditions in a casual, friendly setting. August meeting is set for 1 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20 at Kirkland House, 4140 Arthur Dr., Ladner. Contact Aug. 20 to 24, Dive: An Underwater Adventure Exploring God’s Amazing Grace. Fun and free. St. Andrew’s Church Delta, in partnership with Child Evangelism Fellowship of BC, is hosting a five-Day Kid’s Club at Diefenbaker Park in Tsawwassen from 10 a.m. to noon. Ages 5 to 12. Daily registration at 9:30 a.m. Info or call 604-9438094. Parkinson’s support group meeting Monday, Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at KinVillage. This group is for people living with Parkinson’s and/or the people who care for them. For more information call Gloria 604-948-0156. If you are living with cancer and you would like to release muscle tension, increase your flexibility and balance your body/mind connection, then join a Delta Hospice restorative yoga group. Yoga experience is not necessary. The group meets at the Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner, for six Thursdays beginning Sept. 13. For more information or to pre-register, call 604-9480660. Program is complimentary.



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The Eclectic Café takes place Saturday, Aug. 25, 7 to 9 p.m. at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 5155-47th Ave.

Play golf? Join the McKee Golden Irons Friday mornings at Delta Golf Course (handicap system). Call Ken at 604-940-7498.

FUND RAISERS The Links at Hampton Cove is hosting a community golf tournament to benefit Reach and children with special needs on Saturday, Aug. 11. Register now at and play by donation between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. This day of golf in Ladner includes chipping and putting contests plus a $10,000 hole-in-one challenge. Check out the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, for toys. There is a great selection of new and gently used toys for everyday and summertime fun.

SPECIAL EVENTS The Tsawwassen summer car boot sales take place at the Centennial Beach parking lot. The next sale takes place Saturday, Aug. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost for vendors is $10 on a first-come, first-served basis. Hosted by Boundary Bay Park Association. Contact Tom at 604-940-9296 or visit for more information. Sale schedule: Aug. 25 and Sept. 8. Delta Play Day is a free community event with lots of activities, both indoor and outdoor, for kids of all ages. Event will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12, from noon to 3 p.m., at Delta Gymnastics, 4680 Clarence Taylor Cres. Puppet show from 3:15 to 4 p.m. Call 604-943-0460 or visit www. Love learning about local history? Want to try your hand at playing a person who lived in the past? A historical reenactment of life in Delta during the First World War will take place at Kirkland House in Ladner on Sept. 28 and 29. Organizers are seeking volunteer reenactors ages 14+ from Delta to play speaking and non-speaking roles. You must be available for eight to 10 preparation workshops starting in late August. Contact project director Peg Keenleyside at for more information or to register. On Monday, Aug. 13, be

part of a musical adventure celebrating nature, family, friends and more. Ginalina is a Juno-nominated children’s singer-songwriter who writes rollicking, roaring and ridiculously catchy songs for the whole family to sing together. Program will be held at the Ladner Pioneer Library from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and at the Tsawwassen Library from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Do you love sitting around the campfire telling spooky stories, getting that tingly feeling at the back of your neck and eating s’mores? Take part in Fireside Frights on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library for an hour of good old fashioned ghost stories and fireside treats. Program is for ages eight to 12. Delta MP Carla Qualtrough hosts an annual Community BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Annieville Lions Park, 9150-112th St., from noon to 3 p.m. All members of the community are invited for a free BBQ to celebrate the end of summer. Lunch will be served by the North Delta Lions Club.

ARTS The Singles will be playing Motown hits and more at the Tsawwassen Legion on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 8 to 11 p.m. Enjoy hits by The Miracles, Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and much more. Admission: $10 or donation. There is a Born to Create art show featuring work from Pat Thorson, Kathy Forbes, Mary Ellen Bullock and Catherine Sheppard, at Gallery 1710 from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9. There is a show opening Thursday, Aug. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. Mark your calendar to schedule weekly musical playdates with Loades of Music Concert Band. Adults with woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments meet Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Saviour Lutheran Church in Ladner. For more info email loadesofmusic@ The Coming Events column is published every Thursday as a community service. If you have a non-profit event, e-mail (, mail or drop off the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations. No phone calls, please.

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WCSLA LACROSSE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Nanaimo vs. Ladner (best of 3) Game 1 Wed. Aug 8: Ladner at Nanaimo 7 p.m. Game 2 Sat. Aug. 11: Nanaimo at Ladner, 7 p.m. Sungod Arena. *Game 3 Tues. Aug. 14: Ladner at Nanaimo, 7 p.m. *if neccessary Pioneers Playoff Scoring G A S. Bromley 5 7 T. Kirby 3 7 C. Nass 4 4 N. Clare 3 4 D. Lacroix 4 2 W. Pinder 1 5 M. Berekoff 3 2 P. McFetridge 3 2

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A semi-final series sweep of Coquitlam paved the way for the Ladner Pioneers to return to the President’ Cup national champiionships later this month in Nanaimo. Ladner will first play Nanaimo in the WCSLA finals, including game two on Saturday at Sungod Arena.

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Ladner Pioneers are headed back to the President’s Cup national senior “B” lacrosse championship for a second straight year. A semi-final series sweep of the Coquitlam Adanacs coupled with the Nanaimo Timbermen eliminating the Victoria Eagles in four games secured their trip to nationals. The tournament will take place from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2 with the Timbermen hosting teams from across the country. Ladner and Nanaimo will still have to square off for the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association championship but the rivals have agreed to play just a best-of-three series to limit travel and the risk of injuries. Game one was slated for last night in Nanaimo and the teams head to Sungod Arena in North Delta on Saturday night (7 p.m.) If needed, game three would be played on Aug. 14 back in Nanaimo. The shortened league final is just another tick on a checklist for a Pioneers team that seemingly faced an uphill climb a month ago. Ladner was sitting just one point out of fifth place after being swept by the Timbermen

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in a home-and-home series. However, they methodically took care of business, winning their final four games, including pivotal contests against Coquitlam and Victoria. Nanaimo also helped its cause by beating the same teams in the final two weeks of the regular season, opening the door for Ladner to finish second. That provided an opening round bye and semi-final match-up with Coquitlam, a team it had swept in the regular season (3-0-0). Along the way, GM and head coach Ross Frehlick bolstered his roster with the late season signings of Pete McFetridge, Dylan Lacroix, Eli Golbrecht and goaltender Brodie MacDonald. McFetridge and MacDonald are National Lacrosse League veterans.Golbrecht plays in the Major Lacrosse League with Denver. “Getting Brodie was huge because it fixed our goaltending,” said Frehlick. “That’s what really put us over the top. Suddenly, we had the best goaltender in the league.” MacDonald won both his starts in the Coquitlam series, surrendering just 10 goals. Zach Wickett picked up the other win in net and will be called upon at nationals, along

with veteran Rob Cook, given the condensed schedule of games. Ladner could potentially play nine games in eight days. The Pioneers would certainly love to defend their WCSLA title against a Timbermen team they have yet to beat this season in three tries, however, they can’t help looking beyond the finals either. Even though the nationals are in B.C., the tournament will still cost the club an estimated $20,000 to cover accommodations and other expenses. An upcoming team meeting will determine how many players intend on staying the entire week in Nanaimo or return home on some days. The Pioneers will be playing one game per day with the exception of a doubleheader on Aug. 29. “That’s what we need to figure it out,” added Frehlick. “Ideally, we want everyone staying the whole week there but there could be work commitments or other things.” They are potential issues Frehlick is thrilled to be dealing with, especially with where his team was standing a month ago. Any businesses wanting to support the Pioneers trip to nationals can email

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The junior girls nationals at the Beach Grove Golf Club proved to be a showdown between a pair of standouts from Eastern Canada. Quebec’s Céleste Dao was crowned Canadian Junior Girls champion after she rallied to edge Ontario’s Emily Zhu by three shots. The pair entered Friday’s final round seven shots clear of the field in what was almost a match play situation. Dao, 17, actually trailed by three shots after 10 holes, thanks to five bogeys, before storming back. She made the most of consecutive par5s on 14 and 15, recording back-to-back birdies. She then took control for good when the 14-year-old Zhu double-bogeyed the par-5 17th after her shot went out of bounds. Both golfers closed out the championship with birdies on 18. “The voice in my head kept telling me to stay patient, just stay patient for the two par 5s that are coming, I knew that at least one of them I could birdie,” said Dao a member of Golf Canada’s national development team. “I was waiting for the birdie for a long time, I kind of panicked a little on the front nine but I knew the two par 5s were coming so I stayed patient and when the first birdie dropped I was really, really happy. “This win means a lot, it was one of my goals as a junior. (Canadian LPGA Tour star) Brooke (Henderson) did it, and so many good players did it, and for me it is so important to win it so I’m happy. “This is a big win for me because it is in

Céleste Dao was crowned Canadian Junior Girls champion at Beach Grove. my home country and playing against so many players here, it is a national event, and playing in a beautiful city, I’m really happy.” Zhu, who certainly has a bright future ahead of her, not only earned the silver medal but Juvenile honours as well. “She got unlucky, unfortunately, she played so well the whole round. She was so consistent, I mean she’s 14-years-old, it’s impressive, she’s really impressive,” added Dao. Shaughnessy’s Angela Zhang had the best final round of the tournament — firing a 4-under 68 to finish tied for third, four shots back. Vancouver’s Tiffany Kong also

was third after a 1-under 71. Hometown favourite Amanda Minni closed out the tournament with her best score of the championship — a 2-over 74 — to finish 12th. The Oregon State University women’s team member recorded birdies on the 6th, 9th and 15th holes. Minni was in catch-up mode after opening with a 77 on Tuesday. The highlight of the week was an eagle on 15 during her third round. Surrey’s Angela Arora, who also plays out of Beach Grove, was 25th after rounds of 75-76-78-81. Extra holes… Minni’s younger brother Jace, who is

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Beach Grove’s own Amanda Minni finished in 12th place. heading into Grade 11 at South Delta Secondary in September, was busy this past week at the Canadian Junior Boys Championship in Medicine Hat, finishing tied for 31st. He fired rounds of 69-7673-76. His total left him seventh among Juvenile players in the field. Another Beach Grove Junior — John Morrow — was tied for 41st with rounds of 75-74-74-75.





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Falcon players help B.C. teams win gold at nationals

Delta Falcons Field Hockey Club was well-represented on B.C. teams that competed at Field Hockey Canada’s National Championships, held last month at the University of Toronto. In total, 12 current and alumni players from the Falcons program were in provincial team colours, helping B.C. win three gold medals. In the U15 division, Natalie Anderson, Tessa Everett, and Taylor Katsube led their B.C. Rams team to gold, with Everett being named to the Tournament 11 allstar team. Meanwhile, Ciana DawdiukClozza was a member of the B.C. Lions team that won bronze in the same division.

On the boys’ side, Ryan Hope and Jake Manwaring represented Delta with Hope helping the B.C. Rams bring home a silver medal. In U18 competition, another healthy Delta contingent brought home the hardware. Bailey Mitchell and Eve Carrothers took home the gold in the women’s division. Falcons’ alumni Chase Marshall, Brendan Guraliuk and Rowan Childs competed in the men’s division with Childs and Guraliuk bringing home a bronze medal for B.C. Gavin Bains led B.C. to yet another gold medal at the U23 level and also earned Tournament 11 honours.

Falcon Field Hockey Club players (left to right) Tessa Everett, Taylor Katsube and Natalie Anderson helped the B.C. Rams win gold at the U15 level at last month’s Canadian Championships in Toronto.

Runner-up Tigers turn their attention to national qualifier MARK BOOTH

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The Delta Tigers have turned their attention to this week’s Baseball B.C. national qualifier tournament at South Surrey Athletic Park after coming up just short in three-peating as 15U AAA provincial champions. The Tigers’ bid for another B.C. Minor championship ended with a 5-2 loss to the West Coast Cardinals on Sunday in Chilliwack. The final culminated a season-long rival between the league’s top tier one teams that split four regular season meetings. West Coast will now represent B.C. Minor at a tournament in New Jersey later this month. It was the only loss of the tournament for the Tigers after squeezing past Ridge Meadows 1-0 in the semi-finals

behind a complete-game four-hitter from pitcher Luke Siemens. Jordan Bach scored the game’s lone run after he tripled and came home on a squeeze play with Taiyo Boily earning the RBI. Earlier round-robin wins came against North Langley (11-0), Nanaimo (11-4), Cowichan (5-4) and Chilliwack (12-2). Both the Tigers and Cardinals will be competing at the national qualifier which starts Thursday and features the top Bantam age teams from the B.C. Minor and B.C. Premier Leagues. Delta opens play Thursday (3:15 p.m.) against the Whalley Chiefs, then have a pair of games Friday — facing the Abbotsford Cardinals (10 a.m.) and White Rock Tritons (3 p.m.). Round-robin play will conclude Saturday morning (9:30 a.m.) against the Victoria Mariners.

Semi-finals are slated for Sunday morning and the championship game goes at 1:30 p.m. The winner will represent B.C. at the Ray Carter Cup — named after the former Baseball Canada president and longtime Tsawwassen resident — Aug. 23-26 in Oshawa, ON. The Tigers have not won the national qualifier in their brief history and this will be head coach Cam Frick’s final attempt before he moves on to oversee the Tigers College Prep midget age team next season. Extra Bases… It was a solid debut for the Tigers first-year Blue team at the B.C. Minor provincials concluded with a 2-2 record and coming up just short of qualifying for the semi-finals. The Blues lost out in a tiebreaker withRidge Meadows and Kamloops after all three teams finished with the same record.

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• 12,951 sq ft building on 28,225 sq ft lot • 8800 sq ft warehouse space, 4100 sq ft mezzanine • High profile Highway 1 exposure • OCP designated “Urban Centre”


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9.5 ACRES ON PRESTIGIOUS ARTHUR DRIvE • 1922 sq ft home on 9.5 acres • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Separate guest home • Multiple barns and worishop




• 123 acre property • Stunning Powell Laie frontage • A2 (large lot rural zoning) • Build your own dream estate




• Deeeloper/Ineestor alert • Fantastic location • Adjacent to Winsiill Pari • Close to all amenities

• 10,207 sq ft home on just oeer 1 acre • 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms • Indoor pool, outdoor iitchen, putting green • 8 car garage, sport court, and moeie theatre







• 23 acres with 3 lieable homes • Adjacent to Delta Port Highway • Close to new industrial pari • Currently an equestrian centre

• 112 acre parcel of land • High profile exposure on Hwy 17A • Close to Delta Port and ferry terminal • Only 20 mins to vancoueer



$11,500,000 #8 RE/MAX® TEAM IN CANADA 2017**

• 9852 sq ft home on 20,124 sq ft lot • 7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms • Exquisite high-end finishings throughout • Open lieing areas & large deci for entertaining



***Based on total residential and commercial commissions combined in 2017 for all RE/MAX associates worldwide (over 100,000 agents). As recognized by the RE/MAX INTERNATIONAL achievement award given to Fraser and/or Fraser and his team for 2017.

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#23 RE/MAX® TEAM WORLDWIDE 2017** RE/MAX® Progroup Realty 5360 12th Ave, Delta BC V4M 2B3

*For total residential and commercial commissions combined in 2017 for all RE/MAX® associates in Canada. **For total residential and commercial commissions combined in 2017 out of over 100,000 RE/MAX® sales associates worldwide. As recognized by the RE/MAX® INTERNATIONAL achievement award to Fraser and his team for 2017.

August 9, 2018 The Delta Optimist A41 RE/MAX® Progroup Realty 5360 12th Ave, Delta, BC V4M 2B3



Amy MCFee Julie Crouch Rachel MacInnes Bob Cooke Garrett Chu Unlicensed Assistant





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#23 RANKED TEAM WORLDWIDE 2017*** RE/MAX® Progroup Realty 5360 12th Ave, Delta BC V4M 2B3

*For total residential and commercial commissions combined in 2017 for all RE/MAX® associates in Canada.**Based on total REBGV MLS sales to date June 14 2018. ***For total residential and commercial commissions combined in 2017 out of over 100,000 RE/MAX® sales associates worldwide. As recognized by the RE/MAX® INTERNATIONAL achievement award to Fraser and his team for 2017.

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WATERWAY VIEW 4427 52A STREET $998,000


GOLF COURSE VIEW 1462 VILLAGE GREENS $1,199,000 3 BEDROOMS 105-5421 10 AVENUE $649,000

3 BEDROOM RANCHER 4441 62 ST $978,000

W/FACING PENTHOUSE 409-1363 56 ST $669,000

3 BEDROOMS 28-4953 57 STREET $669,800


20,441 SQFT LOT 798 GLENWOOD PL $1,899,000

11,883 SQFT LOT 1129 52A STREET $1,248,000

PEBBLE HILL 473 CONNAUGHT DRIVE $1,538,000 BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED 1155 BAYVIEW DR $1,058,000 21,453 SQFT LOT 4956 CLIFF DR $1,788,000




THE SHAUGHNESSY 303-5500 13A AVE $625,000 WATERFRONT 202-1120 TSATSU SHORES $628,000 BEACH GROVE 1557 FARRELL AVE $1,868,000 3 BDRMS 1637 FIR SPRINGS LANE $1,298,000

EXPERIENCE MATTERS Trish Murphy 604.312.7621

604.897.2010 Teri Steele

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




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!!! D L SO A202 1258 Hunter Rd, Tsawwassen (R2278884)

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NEW LISTING!!! 116 5622 16 Ave, Tsawwassen $728,000

SOUTH VIEWS!!! 1107 11967 80 Ave North Delta $599,000

WRAP AROUND DECK!!! 3308 11967 80 Ave, North Delta $699,000

TSAWWASSEN MEWS - LARGE 2236 sq ft 3 bed 3 bath town home on QUIET side of very desirable complex. Features UPDATED kitchen & baths, 2 decks & patio, new roof, pets ok, no rentals. Move in ready & ideal for down sizers OR families! OPEN SUN 2-4.

DELTA RISE - 2 bed 2 bath 821 sq ft condo, south views, great amenities, 2 parking stalls & locker, pets & rentals OK! Built in 2017 - like new & NO GST! Walk to everything!

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3 bed rancher 6339 Brodie Rd, Ladner 3 beds | 2 baths | 1,823 Sq. Ft. Offered at $965,000


Stunning two level condo #103 1350 View Cr, Tsawwassen 2 beds | 2 baths | 1,714 Sq. Ft. Offered at $799,000

Spacious 2 bed townhome #9 14888 62 Ave, Surrey 2 Beds | 3 baths | 1,435 Sq. Ft. Offered at $569,999

English country cottage 1151 Bayview Dr, Tsawwassen 3 beds + den | 3 baths | 2,182 Sq. Ft. Offered at $1,100,000

Gorgeous gated community townhouse #212 6505 3Rd Avenue, Tsawwassen 2 beds | 2 baths | 2,711 Sq. Ft. Offered at $1,580,000

OVER 11,000 sq ft lot!!

NEW PRICE Entertainer’s paradise! 5113 Wilson Drive, Tsawwassen 6 beds | 3 baths | 3,333 Sq. Ft Offered at $1,498,000

Updated 3 level split 4631 56Th Street, Ladner 3 beds | 3 baths | 1,857 Sq. Ft. Offered at $1,049,999

SOLD West ladner rancher 5028 Linden Dr, Ladner 2 beds | 2 baths | 1,780 Sq. Ft. Offered at $999,000


End unit townhouse #5 3399 151 Street, South Surrey 4 beds | 3 baths | 1,652 Sq. Ft. Offered at $689,999


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Celebration of Life for George Lacey We would like to thank all those who so kindly made a donation in George’s memory to either the Delta Hospital Foundation or the Alzheimers Society of BC. Also a special thank you to Dr. Kordic and to Nurse Nicole at Mountain View Manor for the kind and compassionate care of George during his stay in Delta Hospital and Mountain View Manor. There will be a Celebration of Life for George on Saturday, August 11th from 1-4 pm at the home of our daughter, Heather Foster, at 5069 Linden Drive in Ladner.

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EUSTACE, Dr. Dominic November 3, 1944 to August 2, 2018 Dr. Dominic Eustace passed away in Fernie, B.C., surrounded by his loved ones, after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his loving wife of forty-nine years, Dr. Veronica Eustace, and their seven children Emma (Scott), Sarah (Nils), Dominique (Jeff), Chantal (Daniel), Deirdre, Fiona (Brad), and Ronan (Kim). He is also survived by his eleven grandchildren, Mac, Aislinn, Clodagh, Finn, Charlie, Brodie, Nate, Gemma, Killian, Meara and Neala, and his two beloved dogs, Chico and Peggy. Dominic was born in Blackpool, England and went to school in Wales, and graduated from the National University of Ireland in Galway as a physician in 1970. While at school, he met his bride and sweetheart, Veronica. Dominic and Veronica worked as medical doctors side by side, since moving to Canada from Ireland in the early 1970s. They first established a practice in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, then moved to Saskatoon. They arrived in British Columbia next, settling in Tsawwassen, where they worked together for the last ten years, before settling in Fernie, B.C. Dominic was a wonderful father, a compassionate and well-loved physician, an enthusiastic golfer, a lover of jazz and blues, a spirited debater, a newshound, and a devoted husband. He touched many people over the years, through his active involvement in community. He was the Mayor of Wolseley, the President of the local Chamber of Commerce, the President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, and wore many other hats, including being an avid thespian. Over his lifetime, he was known to enjoy daily dog walks, he traveled to China and studied acupuncture, and even studied karate. Dominic always had time for a good debate about the news and usually carried several newspapers with him, always ready to discuss a story. He was easy to spot with his bright, red hair and sparkling blue eyes. Dominic was truly a wonderful, entertaining, thoughtful and much-adored person and he will be dearly missed.

GEDAK, Marianne (Goetz) June 26, 1927 August 01, 2018 It is with deep sadness, that we announce the sudden passing of Marianne; mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, sister-inlaw, and friend. She has joined her husband who passed away last September. She is survived by her 2 sons John (Lenora), Bern (Maria), her grandchildren William (Martina), Christie (Robert), Mark (Ashley) and Natasha (Tyler), her great grandchildren Elisa, Jana and Landon. Marianne was predeceased by her parents, her 3 sisters and 2 brothers. She is survived by her brother, Paul Goetz. She was born in June of 1927 in a small town in Romania, one of seven children to German settlers. She grew up on a farm and enjoyed her youth. But that changed as her family was forced to flee their home during World War II. After many years of moving around they arrived at their final destination, Wurzburg, Germany. It was in that small town, that Marianne met Alois and fell in love. They married soon after and had two sons. It was bitter sweet, that August 03, would have been their 71st anniversary. In 1955, the family moved to Canada to join her husband’s parents and his brother and sister. They both found jobs in Richmond, BC and worked very hard to support their family and save for a house, which they soon accomplished. Summers were spent camping and fishing with their sons and their friends. Marianne was dedicated to her family and was always there with a supporting hand. So when her husband and two sons founded the RV Company Get-Away, she was right there beside them again, working hard at any job that was required. After her retirement, Marianne and Alois moved to Tsawwassen, where they enjoyed their house and garden. Flowers in every color were planted and you could find her walking around the yard admiring them. She also had a strong belief in God and Angels and displayed them throughout their home. In her later years she loved to sit in front of the house with Alois and enjoy the sunshine, her garden and reminisce about life. Marianne was loved by her children, grand and great-grandchildren. We will miss her and her prayers, that have kept us safe. Our sincere gratitude goes to the doctors and nurses that took care of her at Delta Hospital. The service will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner BC on August 14, 2018 at 11:00 am. Following, will be a reception gathering in the Parrish Hall. The burial will be held with immediate family only. Condolences may be offered at Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040

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Req’d for weeding, planting, harvesting & grading vegetables. This job involves hard work; bending, lifting, standing & crouching. $12.65/hr, 45+ hr/wk, 6 days/wk, July 01 to Nov 01, 2018. Fx: 604-576-8945, or email:

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A46 The Delta Optimist August 9, 2018 REAL ESTATE

FARMS FOR SALE 3000 ACRES of COMPLETE High End Cattle & Grain Operation for Sale in Sask. Manages 2k to 3k Cow/Calf Operation with Complete Solid Infrastructure. 200k Acres Cultivated. Contact Doug @ 306-716-2671 or saskfarms


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SUITES FOR RENT 2br Basement Suite In Ladner. washer/dryer, utilities included. np, ns. Available Sept 1 $1500/mo Call: 604 961 0038

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BC Cherries

Grown in the Okanagan Valley 9.5 Row or Larger $4.39/kg

On Sale

199 Per lb

You Save $ 3.00/lb

On Sale

349 Per lb

You Save 2.50/lb $


Roasted, Salted, Cajun or Maple

On Sale


Per 100g

Save up to $1.70/100g

Island Farms Ice Cream Selected, 1.65L Product of Victoria Regular Retail: $7.99 Each


Caught in BC Waters Skin-On $22.64/lb

Roasted in Invermere Selected, 454g

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299 Each

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Clif Bar Full Case 12x68g

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BC Fresh Halibut Fillets

Kicking Horse Organic Coffee


Extra Lean Ground Beef

You Save $ 4.99


Specials in effect until WED, AUG 15, 2018

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