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Two Delta sites make short list Metro Vancouver narrows its search as regional gov’t attempts to find location for garbage incinerator BY


A proposal to build a garbage incinerator at the Tsawwassen First Nation is in Metro Vancouver’s short list of potential waste-to-energy facilities. Aquilini Renewable Energy, owned by Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini, is part of the privately-held Aquilini Investment Group that’s been working with the TFN on building a WTE plant. A report to Metro Vancouver’s Zero Waste Committee this month

provided the short list of 10 firms in the running to build a plant. Metro had investigated 22 applications, using a third-party expert panel and a “fairness advisor” to ensure the procurement process was not biased toward any one technology. Seven of the 10 proposals, including the one for the TFN, are for mass-burn facilities. The other proposed technologies include gasification, anaerobic digestion and burning something called refuse-derived fuel. “Mass-burn systems vary slightly in how they extract energy

from the waste, but are typified by the ability to feed raw, unprocessed municipal solid waste (MSW) directly into a furnace for combustion. Mass-burn systems produce steam that can be converted to electricity through the use of a steam turbine generator and/or sold as heat through a district energy system,” the Metro report explains. The shortlisted applicants will be invited to speak to the Zero Waste Committee in the fall to provide additional information about their proposed technologies. The list of applicants will be nar-

rowed to five later this year. Should Metro Vancouver decide to have a WTE facility in the region, a potentially huge advantage for the Tsawwassen First Nation is that its industrial master plan, already approved by Tsawwassen members, has 30 acres set aside as an “energy park” with the idea of constructing such a facility. Other proposals in the region may have to go through a lengthy public hearing and rezoning process, possibly facing opposition from angry residents. The TFN plan would not

require Delta’s approval, however, a stumbling block could be the continued opposition from the Fraser Valley. One of the other short listed proposals is also located in Delta. That proposal comes from Lehigh Cement on River Road. Metro Vancouver intends to have a site selected by 2015. A recent report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives recommends Metro Vancouver not build any new waste-to-energy plants and that the existing incinerator in Burnaby be phased out.

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Teenager suspected in gropings Delta police release description after several women assaulted in Tsawwassen during early evening hours BY


Delta police are hoping residents can help identify a suspect in a number of sexual assaults in South Delta. Over the weekend, police released a description of a young suspect who has been allegedly groping women in Tsawwassen in recent weeks. He has recently groped several local women, ranging in age from late teens to early 30s. In all cases, the suspect has run up

behind the women and either grabbed their buttocks or has bear hugged them around their waist and breasts before immediately fleeing on foot. All the incidents occurred early in the evening throughout Tsawwassen. Police believe all of the assaults were random, said department spokesperson Sgt. Ciaran Feenan. “We’ve had a few reports over the last several weeks,” he said. The suspect is described as a 15- to 18-year-old

Caucasian male. He is 5’10” tall with a slim build, short brown hair, hazel eyes and possible acne on his face. He has been seen wearing skateboard-type shoes and always wears a hooded sweatshirt. Local CUPE members will have an eye out for the suspect, Local 454 president Darryl Robison said. The local union takes part in a City Watch program, which encourages members to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in the community. The program, a joint initiative

between CUPE and the Corporation of Delta, has been in place since 2006. “Our members work out in the public and they are in a unique position to function as extra eyes and ears for the Delta police,” Robison said. “We have an interest in ensuring our community is safe for all residents and visitors. We want the community to know that their public employees are there to assist them in situations like this.” On Saturday after the police released a descrip-

tion of the suspect, the union posted a bulletin for its members urging them to be on the lookout for the suspect, or any suspicious people or activity. Police are reminding people to take a number of precautions when walking — always be familiar with your surroundings, walk in high visibility areas with sufficient lighting, carry a cell phone if possible, walk with a friend and report incidents to police as soon as possible. Anyone with information about these assaults is

Sgt. Ciaran Feenan urged to call Delta police at 604-946-4411 and refer to file 13-11497, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.

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An eagle release at OWL last week got a little more attention than usual. A TV crew shooting for Animal Planet’s Wild Obsession series was at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society last Thursday to capture the release of one of the recent residents. The show follows along as individuals fulfill a dream of coming face-toface with wildlife. The cameras rolled as OWL staff released Rogerina, a young eagle that was brought into the facility a few months ago. Also on hand for the release was local resident Tyler Halpenny, who discovered and rescued the injured bird. Halpenny was out on his boat near Ladner Marsh just off Gunn Island when, he said, he saw two eagles hov-

ering over a third animal. He said he thought the two birds had captured a small animal, but as he got closer the animals didn’t move. “They let me get within 20 feet,” he said, adding he soon realized the two birds were trying to protect a third, injured eagle. Halpenny said it was obvious the bird had injured its wing and was unable to fly. He wrapped it in his jacket and headed towards his home. Halpenny’s son Ryder, 17, said his father was calling to him as he got off the boat with the bird wrapped in his jacket. Halpenny secured the eagle in his shed and fed it a whole salmon while waiting for OWL to come pick it up. His son Dylan, 12, had named the bird Roger but when OWL staff informed them it was a female eagle, the name was changed to Rogerina. PHOTO BY


OWL bird care supervisor Rob Hope released Rogerina last Thursday. Malcolm Chrystal (left), who was being featured on Animal Planet’s Wild Obsession, and Tyler Halpenny, who found the injured bird, were on hand for the release.


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Green Can keeps food waste out of landfill BY


After just more than a year, Delta’s Green Can program is already seeing results at the landfill. Since the program started last spring, there has been an eight per cent decrease in the amount of garbage collected from homes. As well, the municipality has seen a 25 per cent increase in green waste and a five per cent increase to the overall diversion rate. The Green Can program allows residents to place all cooked and uncooked food waste, including fruit, vegetables, coffee grounds and filters, teabags, meat, fish, dairy and bread, along with food-soiled paper and yard trimmings, in a lidded container at the curb for

collection. The municipality now collects yard trimmings and food waste on a weekly basis. In 2010, Delta council endorsed Metro Vancouver’s Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan, which included a goal of increasing residential waste diversion to 65 per cent by 2015. A key component to reaching the goal is the curbside collection of food waste, engineering director Steven Lan said in a report to Delta council Monday night. “From 2011 to 2012, Delta’s overall residential diversion rate increased from 55 per cent to 59 per cent due largely in part to the Green Can program,” Lan said. In addition to the Green

Can program, the municipality has also been running two pilot projects aimed a diverting even more food and organic waste from the landfill. Delta launched food waste collection at civic facilities and in multi-family residential complexes last December and since then more than 500 kilograms have been collected at two recycling stations at municipal hall. “We think that we’ve got something that can be very effective,” Lan said, adding the municipality is looking at rolling out similar stations at other civic and public spaces this summer. “Enhancing public space recycling is crucial to reinforcing the behaviour change required for the Green Can program,” he said.

Lan said there is no data yet from the multi-family pilot project, however feedback from residents has been positive. Delta also introduced a free mattress recycling program last year that is already proving popular. The program allows Delta residents to recycle two mattresses free of charge with a voucher. In the first four months of the program, Delta issued 394 vouchers. So far, 209 have been redeemed and 355 mattresses have been recycled at no cost. For more information about Delta’s various recycling programs, visit www. garbage.html or download the municipality’s free collection schedule app for smartphones.

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Sherwin said. Sherwin noted the issue for Delta is how the provincial funding formula has been changed, now giving some districts, including metropolitan Victoria, an increase in transportation dollars, while rural Delta loses funding. Chair Laura Dixon said a lot of work is still underway by trustees and district staff on the issue. Speaking on behalf of a

It doesn’t look like the Delta school board’s letter writing campaign to restore provincial funding for the district’s bussing program will yield positive results. The most recent response from the Ministry of Education to the district’s request for a review of the cut to Delta’s transportation funding was recently posted on the district’s website. Deputy minister James Gorman wrote that the School Act stipulates student transportation is the responsibility of local boards of education, but the act also doesn’t mandate boards to bus students because it’s a PHOTO BY SANDOR GYARMATI discretionary service Bus service has been eliminated for they may choose to rural areas, but is being maintained provide. for special needs students. Much to the chagrin group of parents at a previof parents, the Delta school ous board meeting, Sherwin board approved an operatrequested the board delay ing budget this spring that elimination of the bussing included the elimination of program for one year, offerbussing for most students. ing a user-pay system in To make up for a phased which parents would pay $728,000 cut in transporta$200 for the year. The idea tion funding from the provwas that the district would ince, the district axed bus have additional time to get service to rural areas, however, it has been maintained funding restored or alternatives found. for special needs students His proposal didn’t go for the time being. over well, as can be seen in The school board then a “Questions and Answers” embarked on another letter sheet issued by the school writing campaign, hoping board this month that stated to change the Ministry of the proposal would require Education’s mind. During question period at the board to redirect significant funding from other the end of the school board meeting last Tuesday, parent educational services. District spokesperson Brad Sherwin said the pressure should not be taken off Deneka Michaud told the Optimist the board has just Victoria on the issue. written another letter to the He said with a new eduministry. cation minister in Peter Also, the district sent out Fassbender, it’s an opportua survey to parents in both nity to have him visit rural Panorama Ridge/East Delta Delta to see the challenges and Boundary Bay in order children face. to compile information “The fact this minister about those who would be also comes from south of interested in a user-pay serthe Fraser should help convice organized by parents. vince him of Delta’s case,”

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Revisions improve project: Polygon Developer says proposal for final phase of Marina Gardens is much better than what was approved in 1990s anything we haven’t heard before. Density is a concern and attractiveness is a concern,” he said. “The new concern that we’re most surprised by is that there hasn’t been enough of a consultation process, because not only have we had public meetings, but Robin (Glover) and the team have been FILE PHOTO out meeting with Captain’s Cove Marina and Polygon Homes held a pair of public information meetings this year and undertook a few revisions to the proposed final build- smaller groups. out of Marina Garden Estates. The applicant notes the final phase has already A lot of people have been intimbeen approved for medium to high density housing. idated by the bigger group. It’s 133 less than what had been the elimination of the hotel very hard to stand up at a approved two decades ago. reduces the original overall public meeting, where your Acknowledging there’s density, as well as traffic, friends or your golf partners opposition to the revised explained Chrystal. are against it, but you’re proposal in some quarters, Admitting that earlier thinking it would be great Chrystal said there are phases of Marina Gardens to move into an apartment always a few in established were likely “underbuilt” on the river.” neighbourhoods that don’t over the years, he pointed Chrystal reiterated the want change. out that if the current proproject fills a huge need in “We’re very sensitive to posal is constructed, the Delta for affordable housing the issues that come out of number of housing units for younger people as well this and there really isn’t for the entire site would be

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The proposed final build-out at Marina Garden Estates is a vast improvement over what is already approved for the area, according to representatives with Polygon Homes Ltd. Company president and CEO Neil Chrystal and vice-president Robin Glover talked about the development plan with the Optimist last week, following Delta council’s decision to send the application to a public hearing. Their message was that much work and refinement had gone into the plan, taking into account public and planning department input, and that it’s much better than what’s allowed in the current zoning approved back in the mid-1990s. “This outright zoning in place permits a plan that may not be the best plan for today’s world, so we think we came up with a better plan that is more in keeping with today’s traditional planning values,” said Chrystal.

The current zoning for the remaining undeveloped 20.7-hectare (51-acre) parcel of the Ladner waterfront property doesn’t allow single-family housing, which is prevalent in almost the entire Marina Gardens site. Instead, higher density had been approved in the form of stacked townhomes as well as 100 waterlot homes and a 220-room hotel. The waterlot homes and hotel are long off the table, and now the developer is looking to revise the higher density housing. The current plan includes a four-storey, 94-unit condo building, which Crystal said is probably lower in height than the original stacked townhouses, as well as 580 townhomes. A number of other changes are proposed, including the addition of a waterfront linear park and a couple playgrounds, one the developer is now promising to construct within three years. Although the latest plan has 65 more housing units than what’s currently permitted in the final phase,

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Neighbours concerned over what might grow in Garden Many contend revised proposal is out of character with adjacent homes BY


All they want is to work with the developer to prevent something that ruins their neighbourhood. That’s what opponents of the proposed final buildout of the Marina Garden Estates have to say about the application, which heads to a public hearing next week In an interview last week with the Optimist, Stan Lawson, Peter Mould and Nigel Anderson had plenty to say about what’s wrong with the latest scheme put forward by Captain’s Cove Marina and Polygon Homes, a plan that would see 674 housing units constructed on a remaining undeveloped parcel in the Ladner neighbourhood. Having already done several revisions, the applicant’s latest proposal would see the construction of mostly townhouses, but also 94 condos in a four-storey structure. Last Monday Delta council approved sending the plan to a public hearing on June 25, a move that didn’t please Marina Gardens residents opposed to the proposal, who held their own public meeting on Monday at Neilson Grove Elementary. “There’s been no compromise by Polygon. We’re not saying no development, we just want to see this improved, that’s all,” said Mould. Located off Ferry Road, the first phases of Marina Gardens were completed over two decades ago. Over the years several residential phases and a golf course were added. The 87-hectare (217acre) site had originally been approved for 1,426 homes as well as the golf course, a 220-room hotel, a marina, a neighbourhood pub and limited commercial uses. To date, 619 homes have been constructed, including detached single-

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Stan Lawson (left), Peter Mould and Nigel Anderson have many concerns over the proposal for the final phase of the Marina Garden Estates development. family and duplexes, while the hotel has been dropped entirely. Council was told the proposal exceeds the maximum permitted dwelling units for the final phase by 65, however, the proposal has 133 units less than the maximum permitted for the entire Marina Gardens project. Mould scoffs at that claim, noting most of the townhomes would be very narrow with impractical tandem parking, creating too much density as well as parking problems. Those homes would also be totally out of character with the rest of the neighbourhood, he said. The former Century Group executive said the developer had originally been approved for 100 waterlot homes, but that would never be allowed to proceed today. Also, he said, too many larger houses were built in the earlier phases, so the developer is now hoping to transfer the unused density onto the remaining smaller parcel, which shouldn’t be allowed. “They built bigger houses for more money, they creamed it. Now what they’re doing is doubledipping by transferring density,” he said. “What we’re saying is the mix is terrible.” Mould noted the feedback from a vast majority


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of residents who answered a questionnaire at the applicant’s public information meeting chose a development option that had a better mix, including singlefamily housing, but that feedback was ignored. Saying the proposal is twice the density of the proposed Southlands plan, Mould said the restrictive covenant had set out for a more retirement-oriented development. Anderson agreed, saying the increase in density would create a huge windfall for the developer at the community’s expense. Anderson, who said they bought into the neighbourhood with the understanding it would be built in a certain form, noted the new proposal is essentially row housing that is being rushed through. He said stacked townhomes had been planned for the Chesapeake Landing and Woodward Landing neighbourhoods. In addition to being a less desirable form of housing for buyers, it wouldn’t have fit with the form and character of the rest of the neighbourhood, so those townhomes were changed to a desirable sideby-side, duplex-style form. “It depends on their definition of townhouses. If it’s like Chesapeake Landing and Woodward, we’d support it, that’s exactly what fits with the rest of the

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MURPHY’S LAW It is abundantly clear that not all land uses are created equal. Pressure is being brought to bear here in Delta and throughout the rest of the Lower Mainland in an effort to ensure our finite amount of real estate is put to what is often characterized as its best or highest use. There’s an ever-growing push to convert property, often agricultural, to industrial purposes as well as to turn what have been single-family zones into higher density pockets. It’s argued, and there’s certainly validity to it, that people need jobs as well as places to live. I recognize such evolution in land use is simply the nature of the beast when dealing with a burgeoning population, but the argument seems to be somewhat selective. We also require schools and parks and land to grow the food we eat. We have a great many needs when it comes to land use, everything from transportation corridors and shopping districts to recreational amenities and natural areas. That’s not to say those areas have necessarily been overlooked, but the urgency to address any deficiencies in those sectors doesn’t appear to be as great as it is in others. If I’m in a charitable mood and willing to offer the benefit of the doubt, then perhaps there are certain needs that rank higher on the pecking order than others, so maybe providing homes and employment opportunities should take precedence over everything else. And I guess it’s just a coincidence that the areas of greatest importance also happen to be the ones likely to produce the biggest dividends for developers. When it comes to changing land use, are we catering to society’s needs or simply catering to the almighty buck? It seems the urgency to convert land from one use to another is directly proportional to the amount of money that can be derived from said piece of land. I’m all for free enterprise and I realize that as a region evolves the amount of acreage originally apportioned to each use is going to change along with it, but this mindset that certain uses should take precedence over others can be troublesome. Yes, jobs and homes are of the utmost importance, but we can’t lose sight of those other factors, including ones that directly contribute to our quality of life. There isn’t an endless supply of land, so it would stand to reason there can’t be an endless stream of development, no matter how imperative such projects are made out to be. The livability of the region depends on our ability to make that distinction.

Disappointing ending to some tax notice number crunching STEVE GRAHAM

COMMUNITY COMMENT A highlight of my year is reading the mayor’s letter enclosed with the Corporation of Delta’s annual property tax notice. It notes that “this year’s property tax is one of the lowest in the region,” implying that there can be more than one lowest tax. I find this to be confusing. If it is assumed that property values over the past year rose at the rate of general inflation, then the 1.9 per cent tax increase implies that it will cost Delta 1.9 per cent more to provide the same level of services next year. Delta disaggregates the municipal tax into general and a road improvement (= maintenance) program. I disagree with this procedure since the roads have to be maintained anyway. Since the mayor’s letter states that Delta is working on a longterm basis, I undertook to compare

my property tax bills for 2013 and 2003 in order to see how the taxes have changed over a decade. I have used a 19 per cent inflation adjustment, based on readily available Statistics Canada CPI data for Canada. Over this decade the inflationadjusted assessed value of my home has increased by 99.5 per cent, so an overall tax rate 50 per cent lower than that in 2003 would generate the same revenue for municipal and regional services in 2013. Instead, it is only 37.9 per cent lower. I am paying 23.8 per cent more in constant dollars in property tax than I did then, even though most services received appear to be about the same. This implies that municipal and regional government has been about 2.4 per cent less efficient every year. Looking at the separate accounts, the school tax revenue has only increased by 5.1 per cent (after inflation), so school funding has remained almost constant. The amount of tax revenue going to South Delta Recreation has decreased by 83.5 per cent. This concerns me since recreation programs are particularly good for children.

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Conversely, the proportion going to general municipal government (including roads) has increased by 42.9 per cent (again, after inflation). I don’t observe the level of municipal services to be 43 per cent better than they were in 2003. Maybe the auditor general can find out why they aren’t. Then there’s TransLink. The bus service is worse than it was a decade ago. The roads are worse. The traffic is worse. Yet the (after inflation) increase of tax revenue for regional transportation has increased by 125.7 per cent over the decade. This is a scandal. I can’t see why we pay any property tax at all for public transportation and regional roads. Costs for these services should be paid by the users at the fare box and through a gas tax, respectively. To her credit, the mayor dissociates herself from TransLink in her letter, but she needs to be much more proactive at plugging this financial sinkhole. In my view, Delta should undertake an investigation on an urgent basis to analyze the value received for its contribution to Translink and the costs of alternatives. For instance, is it feasible for Delta to get out of TransLink and operate its own bus service?

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Jackson should check out garbage burner in Norway Editor: Re: Oil & gas not in port plans, June 14 While Mayor Lois Jackson visits Norway on her fact-finding trip regarding potential for crude oil and LNG movement through Delta, it would be timely for her to spend some time to investigate Norwegian waste-to-energy incinerators. It would appear that waste-to-energy incineration would have a more immediate impact on

Delta’s future than oil and LNG. Norway has invested in this technology and also has been very successful in recycling. The great success in recycling has ended in a situation where they do not produce enough waste. This has resulted in the need to import garbage from other countries to keep the waste-to-energy incinerators operating. With the prospect of a waste-to-energy incinerator located on Tsawwassen

First Nation land, port facilities at Roberts Bank are ideally located. Hmm, let’s visualize oil from the tar sands piped through B.C. pristine mountain wilderness and shipped via B.C. coastal waters to China and China’s garbage shipped to Delta for incineration. Twenty-first century global trade can take many forms. Is anyone in Delta concerned about this or am I going to be just another global-garbage NIMBY? Tom Steele

Bishop doesn’t want to see council run one short Editor: Re: Running short is now OK, Murphy’s Law, June 14 Your editorial mentioned Delta council was in support of the motion to allow Coun. Scott Hamilton, new MLA for Delta North, an unpaid leave of absence until January 2014. It is true the majority of council supported the motion. To be clear, where your editorial was not, I opposed the motion.


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Letters to the Editor

Public Hearing - June 24 & 25, 2013 The Municipal Council of The Corporauon of Delta will hold a Public Hearing, in accordance with the Local Government Act, to consider the following proposed projects and related applicauons: Date: Time: Place:

Monday, June 24, 2013 (Projects 1 and 2) 3:00 p.m. Council Chamber Delta Municipal Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 (Project 3) Time: 7:00 p.m Place: Council Chamber Delta Municipal Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 A Council meeung is scheduled to immediately follow the conclusion of the Public Hearing on Monday, June 24, 2013 in the event Council wishes to give further considerauon to Projects 1 and 2 at that ume. Any persons who believe that their interest in property will be anected by the proposed projects shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on marers contained in the bylaws and/or proposed by the applicauons. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to communicate to Council in advance of the Public Hearing, you can write to: Mayor and Council The Corporauon of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Fax: 604-946-3390 Email: Correspondence addressed to Mayor and Council will form part of the public record for this Public Hearing. To be considered, correspondence must be received by the Olce of the Municipal Clerk no later than 1:00 p.m. on June 24, 2013 for Projects 1 and 2, and no later than 4:30 pm on June 25, 2013 for Project 3.


Project No. 1 Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006848) Locauon: 731 English Blun Road, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 1 Applicant: Eugene & Barbara-Sue Knoedler

Telephone: 604-943-1482 Proposal: Applicauon for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of two single family residenual lots. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” MAP NO. 1 FILE NO. LU006848 Amendment Bylaw No. 7220 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS1 Single Family Residenual to RS6 Single Family (460 m2) Residenual. Development Variance Permit LU006848 To vary “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” as follows: 1. Secuon 636C by varying the minimum lot width from 15 m to 13.6 m for Lot A and to 13.4 m for Lot B; and 2. Secuon 607(4)(b)(iii) by varying the maximum horizontal distance between the frontmost part of an arached garage and the rearmost point of the front elevauon from 3 m to 13 m for Lot A and to 11 m for Lot B. Stan Contact: John Hopkins – 604-952-3155 Web Locauon: June 10, 2013 Regular Council Meeung Agenda Item E.04 "

Project No. 2 Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit (LU006720) Locauon: 4967 Trenant Street, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 2 Applicant: Brian G. Hart & Company Telephone: 604-946-8302 Proposal: Applicauon for Olcial Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit in order to allow subdivision of the subject property into eight fee simple lots and construcuon of a townhouse unit on each of those lots. MAP NO. 2 “The Corporacon of Delta Obcial ComFILE NO. LU006720 munity Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7225 To amend “The Corporauon of Delta Olcial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” by exempung the subject property from the maximum residenual density and building height provisions under the Mixed-Use (Ladner) 2 designauon in Schedule A and increasing the density from 100 units per hectare to 105 units per hectare and increasing the height from two-and-a-half storeys to three storeys. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7226 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from C1-L Core Commercial Ladner to Comprehensive Development Zone No. 422.

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Development Variance Permit LU006720 To vary Secuon 5.2(a) of “Delta Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 5100, 1994” by varying the required road allowance width from the centre line of Trenant Street from 9 m to 7.54 m and the required road allowance width for the laneway to the west of the subject property from 7.5 m to 7 m. Development Permit LU006720 To regulate the form and character of the proposed eight townhouse unit development. Stan Contact: Tanya Mitchner – 604-952-3472 Web Locauon: May 27, 2013 Regular Council Meeung Agenda Item E.02 "

Project No. 3 Application for Official Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning (File No. LU006752)

Locauon: 6100 Ferry Road and Unaddressed Titled Properues, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 3 Applicant: Captain’s Cove Marina (1978) Ltd. Telephone: 604-728-3921 Proposal: Applicauon for Olcial Community Plan Amendment and Rezoning in order to adjust the boundaries of the subject properues to allow subdivision from four to six lots and to accommodate the development of the remainder lands at Marina Garden MAP NO. 3 Estates. FILE NO. LU006752 “The Corporacon of Delta Obcial Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7229 To amend the MGE Marina Garden Estates land use designauon descripuon in Schedule A by removing resort hotel as a permired use. To amend the land use designauon in the Future Land Use Plan in Schedule A for a poruon of the subject properues from MGE Marina Garden Estates to P Parks and Recreauon Areas in order to accommodate the proposed linear park adjacent to Deas and Green Sloughs. To amend the land use designauon in the Ladner Future Land Use Plan for a poruon of the subject properues from MGE Marina Garden Estates and C Commercial to P Major Parks and Recreauonal Areas in order to accommodate the proposed linear park adjacent to Deas and Green Sloughs. To amend the land use designauon in the Ladner Future Land Use Plan for the northeast corner of the subject lands from P Major Parks and Recreauonal Areas to MGE Marina Garden Estates in order to permit mulu-family residenual development in this locauon. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7230 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the proposed linear park areas from C.D. 98A to PR-1 Public Parks and Recreauon, and a poruon of the subject properues and the water lot lease area from C.D. 98A to C.D. 430 in order to accommodate a marina, neighbourhood convenience commercial uses as well as 94 apartment units, 580 townhouse units and two caretaker units. The new Comprehensive Development Zone No. 430 would regulate permired uses, density, setbacks, heights, site coverage, amenity space and parking. To further amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by amending C.D. 98A for the developed lands in Marina Garden Estates, as shown in hatching on MAP NO 3, in order to retect the proposed snal build out of Marina Garden Estates. This amendment would: • Reduce the maximum number of permired units in all of Marina Garden Estates from 1,426 units to 1,295 units; • Reduce the maximum number of units permired within Areas 2A and 2B and C.D. 430 from 988 to 957; • Permit a maximum of 50 dwelling units within Neighbourhood 7; • Delete resort hotel and neighbourhood convenience commercial as permired uses in Area 2A; • Reduce the setbacks for the golf clubhouse and maintenance building from 6.5 m to 6 m to the north and from 9 m to 6 m to the south; and • Increase the maximum height of the one storey golf course maintenance building from 3.75 m to 5.5 m to the top of a tat roof or mid-roof and from 4.6 m to 7.0 m to the roof ridge. Stan Contact: Tanya Mitchner – 604-952-3472 Web Locauon: June 10, 2013 Regular Council Meeung Agenda Item E.03 Addiconal Informacon Addiuonal informauon, copies of the bylaws, supporung stan reports, and any relevant documentauon may be inspected unul June 24, 2013 for Projects 1 and 2 and unul June 25, 2013 for Project 3. Municipal Hall: Community Planning and Development Department Hours: 8:30 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (except statutory holidays) 8:30 am to 8:00 pm Thursday Website: Email: Phone: 604-946-3380 Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any project a:er the Public Hearing has concluded.

No need for trip if oil shipments aren’t in plans

Editor: Re: Oil & gas not in port plans, June 14 This is not April Fools Day, is it? Oil and gas not to be exported through Roberts Bank? Why then is our mayor and chief administrative officer costing Delta taxpayers $16,000 to go to Norway with a delegation from Port Metro Vancouver when it is not in the port’s future plans? What insanity! Bringing tar sands oil by train right into the Fraser estuary and the Gulf of Georgia, they might as well write off the estuary and any wildfowl sanctuaries, wetlands and their estuarine values. It’s bad enough our mayor and council have not yet taken a firm stand

opposing the Fraser Surrey Docks coal port proposal when her own residents have and the very environment is being threatened. Whatever happened to Delta’s support for a Ramsar site? Was that just smoke and mirrors for political purposes? The fact they are even considering the possibility of facilitating the export of petroleum products at Roberts Bank is inviting disaster and a danger to our health and our environment. We must send a message to our mayor and council that we do not approve of them spending our tax dollars to review such a possibility, when Port Metro Vancouver says it is not in their plans. Douglas Massey

Gift of lavender plants might not have come from nursery

Editor: Did you just get two beautiful, three-foot-high lavender plants in large, green terracotta pots ready to bloom? If so, they just got stolen from my front yard. They were a Mother’s Day gift, so what a surprise for my wife to discover them gone on Monday

morning. Now the right thing to do would be to tell whoever gave them to you to return them to the rightful owner. Or you could enjoy their beautiful blooms knowing they have been stolen. It’s your choice. Thank you and enjoy the summer. Beppe Gandola

By-election averted to avoid disrupting status quo at hall

Editor: Re: By-election averted as councillor gets leave, June 12 The decision to avoid a by-election to replace the departing council member has little to do with money since the cost represents less than .001 of the budget. I think the decision has to do with the Corporation of Delta executive strata’s aversion to the possibility that someone new may run and be elected, someone that is not a member of the gang who has been manning the executive strata for the last generation. Philippe Rousset

Council has development-friendly vote waiting should need arise Editor: Re: By-election averted as councillor gets leave, June 12 I wonder if Sylvia Bishop had won a seat in the provincial election would Mayor Lois Jackson and her DIVA colleagues have been so quick to avert a by-election?

Isn’t it handy that our “Pro-D” populated council can hold onto that extra vote when it comes to development proposals? Do the right thing for democracy, mayor, and hold the by-election. Let the people decide who’s going to represent them. Liz Gough

June 19, 2013 The Delta Optimist A11 Letters to the Editor

Imaginative proposal for Southlands will meet needs of the community Editor: We cannot imagine a proposal that more ideally meets the contending needs of the community — for more appropriate housing, for recreational use, for locally produced agricultural products — than the plan proposed for the Southlands. We believe this project could become a destination for urban planners seeking to witness integrated uses functioning symbiotically. Too often, in Tsawwassen, we have been unwilling to imagine anything beyond the 1960s- and ’70s-style of single-family homes. When we have been imaginative and endorsed alternative

density, it has been almost exclusively in the form of apartment buildings or, in a couple of instances, smallscale semi-detached developments. The proposal for a mixed-use development with a range of housing options — including modest, stand-alone cottage homes in a new urbanist, pedestrian-friendly setting — is not only what we need in terms of housing stock to support the diversity of families here, but a model of community-building in its most human sense, on a human scale, with neighbours living in proximity to each other, to the food we consume, and to the natural

beauty that has brought us to South Delta in the first place. As a community, we are presented with a host of phenomenal opportunities: To develop more of the sorts of housing we need; to integrate our neighbourhoods more fully with their surroundings; to ensure (once and for all) that much of this land is preserved in perpetuity for agricultural and for park uses; to complete this beautiful community with a true destination centre where people, nature and agriculture mix harmoniously. We could make the case that, if this proposal is rejected, a far worse

Grads get some real-world advice as they take next step in their journey

Editor: Re: Meet the Grads, June 14 With Canada’s youth unemployment rate at a troubling 14 per cent, and Europe’s at a staggering 24 per cent, there are some pieces of real-world advice that can’t be repeated often enough when facing the current crop of eagerly expectant high school graduates: • Flipping burgers is not beyond your dignity. Your grandparents had a different

word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity. • Your school may have done away with winners and losers, abolishing failing grades so as not to hurt your self-esteem, sparing you the “trauma” of having been judged. This is not what you’ll encounter in real life. • Don’t blame others if you fail. No one owes you a living. • If you are deciding between college and university, consider getting a trade

with work experience that can help you land a job. • What should have already been told to you upon entering Grade 8: Be nice to nerds ... chances are you’ll end up working for one. • Keep in touch with family; you will need them. • And the one indispensable real-world piece of advice for you to remember: You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. E.W. Bopp

House played role in development of early Delta Editor: As Ladner residents, we are shocked to see more of Ladner’s heritage is about to meet the wrecking ball and chain saw. A historic house at 47A Street and 47A Avenue — along with its majestically mature tree — will be destroyed soon. The house has close con-

nections to the pioneering Massey family. Neighbours tell us original plans for the George Massey Tunnel were recently located in the house’s attic and that significant maritime boat building planning took place inside the house. Six housing sites will soon appear at that location.

Surprisingly, even Surrey and Vancouver have strong heritage tree protections, but not Delta. And are there any plans to acknowledge the site’s history after the chain saws depart? Contact the Corporation of Delta to voice your concerns. Bev Yaworski D. Reynolds

Important Reminder The Corporacon of Delta Nocce of Meecng: 2013 Annual Report Including the 2012 Audited Financial Statements

outcome may result in a few years, one filled with greenhouses illuminating the midnight skies or other incompatible uses. And, as a neighbour, we could hardly begrudge the property owners from reverting to a less desirable use if we reject this proposal. But it should not be necessary to make such a case. This is not a matter of accepting this proposal based on the fear that the alternative could be worse. We should embrace this proposal because it is a superb, imaginative, magnificent, well designed, sustainable — and, yes, extraordinarily generous — proposal offered to our community. I desperately hope we do not miss this opportunity of a generation. Patrick Johnson Paul Tillotson

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Nocce of Revitalizacon Tax Exempcon Program Bylaw (Pursuant to Community Charter Secuon 227)

TAKE NOTICE THAT The Corporauon of Delta (“Delta”) intends to adopt the ‘72nd Avenue Revitaliza=on Bylaw No. 7224’. This bylaw oners municipal property tax exempuons, reduced development cost charges and municipal fee exempuons for eligible projects located in the 72nd Avenue Economic Investment Incenuve Zone, as shown on the map below. The revitalizauon bylaw is intended to encourage investment in high density residenual projects, speciscally, the replacement of single family residenual with townhouse developments through lot consolidauon; to encourage driveway access from roads other than 72nd Avenue; to enhance the arracuveness of the 72nd Avenue corridor; and to encourage low environmental impact developments. This tax exempuon program is available for a maximum period of three years for the following eligible projects: • It is located in the 72nd Avenue Economic Investment Incenuve Zone; and • It is a townhouse development involving the consolidauon of a minimum of 4 lots. The amount of municipal property tax exempuon for an eligible project is equal to the dinerence of the amount between the current year’s annual property tax for the parcel, for land and improvements, and the annual property tax payable in the calendar year prior to the start of construcuon for the parcel, for land and improvements. If an eligible project also qualises as ‘low environmental impact’ (scoring at least 70 points on the Environmental Impact Raung Form), reduced development cost charges are applicable as follows: • 50% reducuon for townhouse developments of 12 to 20 units. • 75% reducuon for townhouse developments of more than 20 units. THIS NOTICE IS FOR THE PURPOSES OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE ONLY. IT IS NOT A TENDER CALL OR AN INVITATION TO SUBMIT AN OFFER. Copies of the relevant documents may be inspected at the Municipal Hall. Any inquiries should be made to the Director of Human Resources & Corporate Planning, at 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., prior to July 5, 2013. 72nd Avenue Economic Investment Incencve Zone

Pursuant to Secuon 99 of the Community Charter – The 2013 Annual Report will be presented at the evening Regular Meeung of Council on June 24, 2013 in the Corporauon of Delta’s Council Chamber. The drap report is available for review on our website: Submissions or quesuons can be submired to the Clerk’s olce prior to June 24, 2013 for Council considerauon.

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A12 The Delta Optimist June 19, 2013 Business

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A groundbreaking ceremony this Saturday at noon will also unveil the names of the commercial tenants for the 32,000-square-foot clubhouse at Tsawwassen Springs.

Groundbreaking event set for clubhouse at ‘Springs’ Shato Holdings and Talisman Homes will unveil building plans, renderings and commercial tenants for the 32,000-square-foot Tsawwassen Springs clubhouse during a groundbreaking event set for Saturday. The clubhouse will offer a restaurant and bar, fitness centre, physiotherapist, wellness centre (including

Pilates and yoga) as well as a specialty grocery and meat shop. Construction will begin this summer. “Tsawwassen Springs is often referred to as the Lower Mainland’s best kept secret,” said Ron Toigo, managing director of Shato Holdings. “Buyers are seeing the value here. With the clubhouse underway, it will only bring more confidence

to the local marketplace.” Tsawwassen Springs is comprised of 490 residences, including 194 singlefamily homes and 296 condos on a new golf course. Interest in the project thus far has largely come from residents of Richmond, the west side of Vancouver, the North Shore, Ladner and Tsawwassen.

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Delta Law Office returns to roots by adding office in Tsawwassen

The Delta Law Office has added a new location in Tsawwassen. The law firm is taking over the space from retiring lawyer Robert Stasiuk. “We’re just continuing on for him,” said lawyer Murray Lott. The expansion marks a return to the firm’s roots. Almost 60 years ago, when Herb and Boyd Ivens started the legal firm that was to become Delta Law Office, most of their work was in Ladner. With the opening of the George Massey Tunnel in 1959, the population of Tsawwassen started to grow, and Boyd moved south to set up a branch office. The Ivens brothers continued in partnership until Herb died in 1983. Now the law firm once again has offices in both

communities. “We’re going to be doing renovations over the summer. Our official grand opening will be in the middle of September,” said Lott. With modern office technology such as real time chat and document scanning, it is much easier now to operate two offices as one, he said, adding legal documents, correspondence and accounting data are stored on a secure central server accessible from either office. Two of the firm’s lawyers, Lott and Lindy Mathesius, along with several staff, are residents of Tsawwassen and active members of both communities. The firm will continue to offer the same community-

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The Delta Law Office has expanded to Tsawwassen after taking over space from retiring lawyer Robert Stasiuk. based services it does now, including real estate, wills, estates, family matters and personal injury. The Delta Law Office’s main office is at 4873 Delta St., Ladner, and can be

reached at 604-946-2199. The new office is at 2031205-56th St., Tsawwassen, and can be reached at 604943-8272. Visit for more information.

Hiring climate looks good for third quarter of 2013

Delta and Richmond area employers are expecting an optimistic hiring climate for the third quarter of 2013, according to a recent survey conducted by Manpower. The results indicate that 30 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (July to September). Seven per cent anticipate cutbacks while another 63 per cent plan to maintain current staffing levels. “With seasonal variations removed from the data, Richmond-Delta’s

third quarter net employment outlook of 23 per cent is a slight increase of five percentage points when compared to the previous quarterly outlook,” said Jeff Polkinghorne of Manpower’s Vancouver office. *** Tim Hortons’ Camp Day earlier this month raised a record amount for the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation.

On June 5, more than 4,000 Tim Hortons locations across Canada and the U.S. donated all proceeds from coffee sales to the foundation to help send more than 16,000 economically disadvantaged kids in Canada and the U.S. to a Tim Hortons Children’s Camp. In all, more than $11.5 million was raised this year. “Breaking the cycle of poverty and helping economically disadvantaged children aspire for a bright-


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Why did you get involved with this activity? There is a tremendous amount of talent in the cycling world, young and old, Canadian as well as imported, participating annually in the Tour de Delta. It is a great pleasure to play a role in the running of this event, side by side with the event organizers and volunteers, providing the athletes with another great summer venue, and offering the public a fun filled family outing – right here in Delta! What do you like best about this activity? The competitive sportsmanship of a world class cycling event being offered to all genres of race enthusiasts. How does it benefit your life? It makes for one more exciting summer weekend of camaraderie with fellow volunteers. It’s great to see the locals and visitors alike enjoying the thrill of each individual cycling event. What other things do you do to keep active? Cycling, hiking, international dog shows, travelling and woodworking. Did you know that this year, for the first time, participants in the Tour de Delta Men’s Road Race will be racing for UCI points? The new UCI 1.2 sanctioning for this race will draw top international teams competing for points towards future world championship and Olympic starts for their country From the UCI Road Race to the fun of the Kids Crits in North Delta and Ladner, the Tour de Delta weekend has something for everyone. If you would like to be front and centre for the UCI Road Race, The Tour de Delta is still looking for volunteers for this event. Email the Volunteer Director at or visit to fill out an application.

Nocce of Intencon to Dispose of an Interest in Municipal Property (Pursuant to Secuon 26 of the Community Charter)

TAKE NOTICE THAT that The Corporauon of Delta (“Delta”) intends to grant to Snow Farms Ltd. a ten year lease for farming purposes over the following municipal properues: 1. Civic Address: Formerly 2105 52nd Street and part of 5489 18th Avenue Parcel Idenc`er: 029-078-113 Legal Descripcon: Lot A Secuon 15 Township 5 New Westminster District Plan EPP21946 2. Civic Address: 2105 56th Street Parcel Idenc`er: 007-343-621 Legal Descripcon: Lot 2 Except Part on SRW Plan 45037, Secuon 15 Township 5 New Westminster District Plan 36703 The considerauon to be received by Delta for the above interests for the enure term is $83,522.66. THIS NOTICE IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE ONLY. IT IS NOT A TENDER CALL OR AN INVITATION TO SUBMIT AN OFFER. Copies of the relevant documents and plans may be inspected at the Municipal Hall at 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, B.C. Any inquiries should be made to Lisa van den Dolder, Lands Solicitor, (604) 946-3234, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Reference sle LAN-05-96. Dated this 4th day of June, 2013.

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Happy to trade the blankets and big batches of stew for a nice cold beverage and a seat on the patio BARBARA GUNN

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they’re dispatched to spend two months running barefoot through their sprinklers. It happens Friday, children. That means, boys and girls, that the Earth’s axis will be tilting toward the sun, and that the rays of that sun will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer. But never mind the science talk. The axis isn’t top of my mind. But the rays of the sun sure are. I do not know for certain what I will be doing on this most momentous of occasions, but I suspect a patio

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Ladner in touch with its past

From friendly environment to heritage buildings, community retains its small town feel Ladner is an area with a rich and storied history. When brothers Thomas and William Ladner arrived in the 1860s and settled in the area it was a tiny fishing and farming village. While the population has certainly grown and the area has developed since the opening of the George Massey Tunnel in 1959, Ladner has not lost that small town feel. “I think that it has a very unique flavour that you’re not going to find anywhere else,” says resident Carol Miles, who opened her business, South Delta Heels Company, in Ladner Village last year. “People here respond to Ladner Village on an emotional level,” she says, adding many residents and visitors alike are drawn in by the small town feeling that has remained throughout the years. Developers and business owners have taken pains to restore many heritage buildings to their former glory while some new developments have adopted the look as well.


When you’re in Ladner, you’re never far from nature, as evidenced by these diners along the Chisholm Street waterfront. Two long-standing church buildings — Ladner United, which is still used as a church today, and the former Ladner Baptist

Church — are currently undergoing restoration. Ladner United, constructed in the Gothic Revival style of architecture, has

served the community for 120 years. The Ladner Baptist building, which is on the corner of Delta Street and 47A Avenue, was


built in 1902. The exterior is undergoing restoration while the interior is converted into office space. Ladner also has a won-

derful sense of community, which is partly fostered by a multitude of events that bring people together. From Ladner Pioneer May Days and the Ladner Village Market in spring and summer to the carol ships and Breakfast with Santa at Christmas, there are family activities held throughout the year. Parks, trails and a variety of waterways also help people connect with nature, making Ladner a green oasis in an otherwise burgeoning metropolitan area. Locals and visitors often comment on how peaceful the community is compared to other parts of the Lower Mainland. Ladner is a community that rallies to support each other during hard times and comes together to celebrate the good. It’s still a community where you can walk down the street and people are quick to smile and nod or offer a friendly greeting. It’s a community that always keeps its history in mind while continuing to move forward.

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MERCHANTS from page 4 and Chips, Mama Panda, Bombay Joes, Localz Urban Café and Stir Coffee House to services like Billie’s Barbershop, Solution Co., Bowman Law Centre and The Birch Tree Family Wellness to gyms like Snap Fitness and CrossFit South Delta. Interior designer Jana Walker also chose Ladner Village when she was looking for a place to open her home décor store, The Blue Door Interiors. “This is my town,” she says of her reason for choosing Ladner. “I love it. I raised my son here.” The store offers an eclectic mix of antiques and refurbished, repurposed and

reinvented furniture, as well as newer items. Walker, who has lived in Ladner for 25 years, celebrated her store’s one-year anniversary on June 6 and says the village is the perfect place. “I would not have ever opened up in a mall,” she says, adding she enjoys the walkability of the area, which brings a lot of foot traffic to village businesses. “I am very happy to be here,” Walker says, adding there is a camaraderie in the business community. “I can walk to work and I am part of the village... I feel very privileged to be able to offer that addition to the Village of Ladner.”

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EVENTS from page 8 The Ladner Village Market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 23, July 14 and 28, Aug. 11 and 25, and Sept. 8. Ladner Village will once again host one race in the three-day Tour de Delta cycling competition. The Brenco Criterium on Saturday, July 6 will see world-class cyclists go wheel-to-wheel over a onekilometre street circuit, reaching speeds of up to 60 kilometres an hour. Organized by the LBA and The Quilted Bear, the Ladner Village Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show, set for Sunday, Aug. 18 this year, draws thousands of visitors each year. The event features hundreds of classic cars and handmade quilts on display throughout the village as well as entertainment and refreshments. A Day at the Farm in September celebrates all things agricultural. This year marks the eighth year for the annual agricultural event, which is scheduled for Sept. 8 at Westham Island Herb Farm.

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Community fun is LBA>s business Association organizes many big events Many events that locals have come to know and love over the years simply would not exist without the Ladner Business Association and its small, dedicated army of volunteers. The annual Easter Parade and Egg Hunt, Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show, Breakfast with Santa and the yearly Christmas tree lighting are just a few of the activities the LBA organizes every year. “It’s just a great way for us to connect to the community,” says president Jackey Zellweger, who took over the post last December. The LBA also helps out financially. The association sponsors scholarships at Delta Secondary and Kwantlen Polytechnic University trades program, contributed to the new roof on Fishermen’s Hall, and made contributions to both the Delta Hospital Foundation and Delta Hospice. The association, which currently has 120 members, also aims to provide a voice for Ladner’s business community as well as networking opportunities for local business people. It works to fulfill several different purposes: to promote awareness of the

goods and services provided by the Ladner business community; to articulate and promote the interests of the business community to the community at large and to the surrounding areas; and, to promote the well being of the community of Ladner. Through weekly Jackey Zellweger is president of the meetings, members Ladner Business Association. have the chance to with residents. From the network and build start of the waterfront revirelationships with other local business people, learn talization process, the LBA has also been at the table about things happening in offering input, feedback the community and discuss and ideas for the Ladner issues affecting both busiHarbour redevelopment. nesses and Ladner as a “We’re very connected to whole. the community,” Zellweger There are often guest says. speakers to talk about a The association meets variety of topics affecting weekly — 8 a.m. every the community, and local Thursday at the Ladner politicians regularly attend Legion — where members meetings to keep members can socialize, network and abreast of what’s going on exchange ideas while taking locally, provincially and care of association business, nation-wide. and recently added monthly The LBA is proactive networking events that start when it comes to issues after 5 p.m. affecting the community, For more information both businesses and as a about the LBA, or to regiswhole. ter as a member, visit www. There is a strategic ning committee that meets


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New look in village captures the past Tributes to Ladner’s history are evident throughout the village. While there are still some heritage buildings around — such as the former Ladner Baptist Church on Delta Street and 47A Avenue, which was built in 1902 — many new buildings are also taking on a heritage look. The municipality made it a requirement in the Official Community Plan that new developments conform to the historical look of Ladner Village. “The commercial Village of Ladner has special character,” the community plan reads. “The continuation of historical patterns of com-

mercial activity to improve the commercial areas and services is essential for the well-being of Ladner’s economic activity.” “It reflects what the community wants for certain areas,” says Jeff Day, Delta’s head of community planning and development. Many new buildings and businesses around the village area have embraced the theme. The redevelopment of the former Johnny’s Store site, which had become a Ladner Village landmark, has a decidedly heritage feel. Now called Johnny’s Corner, the newly completed two-storey building is home to a coffee shop and


florist with office space on the upper level. Just down the street, the section of 48th Avenue that was destroyed by fire in 2009 is currently under construction and the look of the exterior work also has a nod to the past. Three businesses — Marco’s Italian Bistro, Heritage House Interiors and Dragonfly Gallery — and three apartments were destroyed in the fire. Both Heritage House Interiors and Dragonfly Gallery subsequently relocated to Chisholm Street. The new two-storey building will also have commercial and residential tenants.

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Field Day this weekend will showcase the skills of amateur radio operators

Tens of thousands of amateur radio operators, including many in Ladner, will be firing up portable radio stations from unexpected locations this weekend. These radio operators aid in emergency communications support during major emergencies. Called “hams,” they are often among the first

to provide rescuers with critical information because they can send messages from isolated and remote locations without phones or Internet. The public can meet these radio operators this weekend and, in some cases, get a chance to get on the air under the supervision of a ham.

Over 35,000 operators will operate from parks, malls, schools and yards around the country. They’ll send and receive messages to other operators in Canada and the U.S. Using everything from digital and satellite communications to Morse code, Field Day is being hosted locally by the Delta

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*Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Buy any gallon (3.0L-3.78L) of Dulux or Glidden paint at a regular retail price and get the second gallon (of equal or lesser value) free. All products may not be available at all locations. See instore for offer details. At participating locations only. Dulux is a registered trademark of AkzoNobel and is licensed to PPG Architectural Coatings Canada, Inc. for use in Canada only.

Amateur Radio Society at the North 40 off-leash park on 72nd Street just north of the Boundary Bay Airport. Club members will be operating a number of portable stations for 24 hours beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday. For more information, visit

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KinVillage Community Centre’s luncheon and fashion show last month was a sold out event. Coordinator Deb Topley and a whole team of volunteers donated their time and talent to make it a success.

Learn how infant massage can relax, soothe and encourage your baby’s development and deepen your bond with your baby during an upcoming presentation at the Tsawwassen Library. Yvonne McKenna will teach parents easy patterns of infant massage and relaxation techniques on Monday, June 24 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The free program is designed for pre-crawling infants and their caregivers. McKenna is devoted to helping young families learn to love and live together more functionally and peacefully. “I use many strategies and techniques, such as play therapy, interaction guidance, infant massage, individual and family counselling and parent coaching to help families get back on track,” she says.

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QUESTION: Should I buy a gym membership or should I buy exercise equipment for home? ANSWER: Although gym memberships involve a smaller initial investment and might be the best choice for people on a tight budget, home gym setups will help you save money long term and provide you with the proper environment: • Your gym can be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Gone are the days where you excuse yourself from your workout because the gym is closing around the same time you get home from work. -Your gym is always just seconds away.You no longer have to shower, change, pack a gym bag, drive to the gym and repeat. The weather will never be an issue and you will always have access to transportation. -Your gym is a private club. No inflated egos allowed. No etiquette or sanitary concerns. Initial start up costs can be high but you will begin to save money after 2-3 years. Gym equipment is also re-sellable if required. • If you think of the space as an exercise area and a place to destress, you are more likely to fit exercise into a daily routine and make it an essential piece of your lifestyle.

Sean Donnelly owner HB Roofing

QUESTION: How can I get the maximum life out of my cedar or asphalt shingle roof? ANSWER: It is the same for all roofs, the cleaner you can keep your roof, the longer it will last. The easiest way is to use a blower and a broom, trying to keep cracks and crevices free and clear of debris. This allows the roof to dry faster which will definitely control the moss growth. Be very careful with your footing and balance. Take necessary safety precautions. If you are going to tackle something like this yourself, it is best left to the professionals. Spraying for moss control seems to be the best solution. However, in our damp climate it is almost impossible to fight moss in certain areas. For a free and honest roof evaluation call Sean Donnelly. Our Reputation is BUILT on QUALITY

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QUESTION: I’m a teacher and don’t have much time to garden in the spring. In the summer I have lots of time but isn’t it true that the gardening season is over and that I shouldn’t be doing any new planting?

ANSWER: You can make new plantings practically year round in Vancouver.You just have to know your season and employ a few simple and easy strategies. Many people mix up transplanting plants already in the garden with planting recently purchased plants in pots. Transplanting is not a great idea for the summer because you damage the roots of your plants and decrease the plant’s ability to take up water.You can transplant in the summer but you should remove about half of the foliage to compensate for the loss of roots.

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Diane Askin owner NetClimber Web Design Inc.

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QUESTION: Is my Internet service reliable enough for today's business environment?

QUESTION: If we are in the process of completing our depreciation report, what information do we include with the Form B? ANSWER:

Business Coordinator/President

Effective March 1st, 2012 all FORM "B"'s must disclose the existence of a completed Depreciation report. This is especially important information for any realtor or potential purchaser of a strata lot.

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Planting a new plant from its pot into the ground is easily done throughout the summer because the roots are not damaged.You can plant to your heart’s content. The critical strategy for summer planting is once your plant is planted take the excess soil and form the rim of a bowl around your plant about 8 to 12 inches out from the stem.Water your new plantings 1-3 times a week through the summer. The bowl will fill up with water and the water will sink straight down into the root ball. This is the secret of success for summer planting.You can also use a transplant fertilizer to stimulate quick root growth. Armed with this knowledge you’re ready for an exciting summer of planting and reimagining your beautiful garden!

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The Form B Information Certificate, Section 59 of the Strata Property Act, is a document completed by the strata corporation/strata agent that discloses the specified information about the strata corporation and the strata lot for only that date of issue. It the strata corporation does not have a recent depreciation report completed, then implication of a pending report should not be disclosed. The conditions, details and financial information of pending reports may be inaccurate and are subject to change until the report is received from the person, consultant, company providing the report. Once the strata corporation, council/strata agent has received the report, it must be included with a Form B. If the strata corporation has commissioned a depreciation report, the information should be contained in the minutes of the strata council meetings, to provide notice and information to the strata corporation and any party reviewing the minutes. A new Form B, effective March 1, 2012 lists all required attachments.

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John Thomas owner Prime Signal

ANSWER: Today, the Internet is likely the life blood of your business. Don’t risk it all on just one service provider. Prime Signal offers the assurance of Internet service reliability throughout the Lower Mainland and beyond.“SIGMA” is an ISP bonding product offered by Prime Signal which seamlessly aggregates two or more Internet connections to provide fail-safe access to the Internet. The loss of one source will reduce speed and traffic temporarily but, you stay connected ensuring you and your customers can communicate ALWAYS! Learn more about “SIGMA” at or call our sales department at 604-207-8735 Today!

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A30 The Delta Optimist June 19, 2013 Coming Events

Pets on Parade On Friday, June 28th, the

Annual “Pet Hall of Fame”

will be published in our Pets on Parade special feature To enter bring in or mail your photos to: #207 - 4840 Delta Street, Ladner, BC V4K 2T6 or email your pet’s name, your name and daytime telephone number, and the category(ies) with the corresponding photo with Pet Show in the subject line to: Readers will vote for winners in the following categories:

• Best Overall • Most Unique • Most Playful Dog & Cat Food prizes will be provided by Jamieson's Pet Food. You are allowed to enter one or all categories but a separate picture must be entered for each.


PETS ON PARADE ENTRY Pet’s Name: _____________________________ Owner: _______________Phone: __________ Category(ies): ___________________________


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Clubs & Groups !The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit, fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people will hold its General Meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, in The Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Our speaker is Sandy Watson, talking about his experiences on CESO projects. Please call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information. !The South Delta Newcomers & Alumni Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the Kiwanis Longhouse located at 171056th St., Tsawwassen. The club is for women who have moved to Tsawwassen, Ladner, or Point Roberts to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. Join us on Thursday, June 20. Contact Marie at !Join us this Saturday, June 22 for our next Jewelry, Watch & ‘Designer Collections’ sale. Visit the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1521-56th St, Tsawwassen. Lots of great stuff! !Learn how infant massage can relax, soothe and encourage your baby’s development and deepen your bond with your baby with presenter Yvonne McKenna at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A - 56th St., on Monday, June 24, 10 - 11 a.m. Learn several easy patterns of infant massage and relaxation techniques with your infant, approved by the International Association of Infant Massage. !The South Delta AC Pionairs Club has its next meeting on Tuesday, June 25, at 10 a.m., at the Royal Canadian Legion, 4896 Delta St., Ladner. !Drug and Alcohol Education, a group for people dealing with addiction or affected by someone’s addiction, starts July 16 at Deltassist, 9097-120th St., North Delta. To register call 604-594-3455 ext. 110 or for more information go to current/events.html. !French language preschool Lutins du Bois is still accepting the applications for Sept. 2013. NonFrench speaking children welcome! 785-49th St., Tsawassen (located in Ecole

du Bois-Joli). Call 604-9481222 or e-mail lutins_du_ !The South Delta Stroke Recovery Group meets every Tuesday at Tsawwassen United Church, 693-53rd St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Support group for stroke and aneurysm survivors offering caregiver support, speech therapy, music therapy, social activities, speakers, outings, and guided physical exercises. For more information call Dawn Sillett at 604-319-6775 or e-mail: dsillett@dccnet. com. !The Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe in Tsawwassen is looking for volunteers for Thursday evenings from 4 - 7 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Sandy at 604-948-0660 ext 333. !Weekly overeaters anonymous meetings are on Thursdays from 1 to 2:15 p.m. at the Ladner Gospel Assembly Church, 497944A Ave. Meeting in basement, use side entrance. Contact Calin at 604-2200918 for more information. !Walking Group for the Bereaved - Drop-in group Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Centre for Supportive Care (4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner). Gentle walk, rain or shine, suitable for people with mobility impairments, followed by refreshments and casual socialization. Information and resources on grief and loss available. No registration required. !Do you have time to make a difference this summer? Volunteer at Delta Hospital or Mountainview Manor this summer! For more information visit

crochet for worthy causes please contact Alice @ 604946-3060 or agisborne@ Drop-in sessions every first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - noon at McKee Recreation Centre in Ladner. Yarn donations always welcomed and appreciated. !Drop in and share your stories with the Writers’ Group. This supportive group of fellow writers meets at Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56 Street, Delta, on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. to noon. !Explore a greener world through films, books and discussion every second Wednesday of the month from 7 - 8:30 pm with the Go Green Club at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56 Street, Delta.

!IODE Boundary Bay Chapter is looking for new, enthusiastic women to join our local charitable fundraising organization. We are a fun group of women who strive to make a difference in our community by focusing on support for children, youth, seniors and those in need. Through several fundraising initiatives, our chapter supports organizations in the South Delta community. IODE is a registered charity. If you are interested, we welcome you to attend one of our monthly meetings and consider joining. Our national website is www. We also accept donations. Contact Diane at 604-948-3198 or e-mail

!BC Guide Dog Services needs volunteers in Ladner to provide boarding homes for future guide dogs. The dog (already house-trained) will live with you for five to six months, and will generally be out training with a professional 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon-Fri. Staff will pick up and drop off the dog. Dog food and vet expenses are covered. The dog must be accompanied by an adult on non-training days. Best suited to retirees, part-time workers, or at-home workers. For info: or email info@bcguidedog. com.

!The Delta Seniors Planning Team is hosting a series of “Protect Yourself ” workshops: Frauds and Scams: Presented by BC Centre for Elder Advocacy & Support at George Mackie Library (8440112th St., North Delta) on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:15 p.m. Also: Safe Gambling: Presented by BC Responsible & Problem Gambling Program at George Mackie Library Wednesday, June 26 at 7:15 p.m. For more information visit deltaseniorsplanning

!Knitting Sisters group - If you would like to knit or

!KinVillage Travel presents a visit to Science


World, lunch at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and a visit to Granville Island Monday, July 15. Members only tickets are $71. Open 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday at KinVillage Community Centre and at McKee. Call 604-943-0225. Fund Raisers !Local singer/songwriter Kenzie Peters is fundraising for her tuition to the Berklee College of Music with a Boston Bound show, to be held outside at South Delta Baptist Church’s back courtyard (1988-56th St.) on Sunday, June 23 at 8 p.m. As it is outdoors, please dress appropriately. Tickets by donation. For more information, call Peters: 604-760-8501. Special Events !Car boot sales hosted by the Cammidge House Volunteers at Boundary Bay Regional Park take place every second and fourth Saturday at the Centennial Beach Parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If interested in selling please bring ground sheet or display table etc. Allocated space only $10. Be ready for set up by 8 a.m. Additional information phone Tom 604-940-9296. Upcoming dates: June 22, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24, September 14, September 28. Arts !The South Delta Artists Guild June show “Variations” on now until June 23 at the Kiwanis Longhouse Gallery. Gallery hours for June are Thursday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen (look for the new South Delta Artists Guild sign with the paint splash). !The Delta Arts Youth Council presents a Talent Show at the Firehall Centre for the Arts on July 12. Entry deadline (comedy, poetry, music, etc. as well as visual arts and films) is June 21. For more information contact or call 604-596-1025. The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).

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Ribbon cut on shelter PHOTOS BY


Grand opening celebrations took place last Saturday for the Delta Community Animal Shelter. The $4 million facility on Hopcott Road in the Tilbury area opened early last month, replacing a cramped and outdated shelter on 80th Street next to the South Fraser Perimeter Road. Civic officials (above) cut the ribbon to officially open the shelter Saturday, while Mayor Lois Jackson (left) and Delta North MLA Scott Hamilton helped unveil the plaque. The festivities also included face painting where Sandy Moors (right) turned three-year-old Abigail Wright into a cat.

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A32 The Delta Optimist June 19, 2013 Feedback

Friday marks the first day of summer. From holidays and back yard barbecues to heading out to the beach and playing at the water park,

there is usually plenty to do in the sunny summer weather. The Optimist asked:

What are you up to this summer?

Jackie Byrn I’m volunteering for the Tour de Delta. And I’m looking forward to shopping at every Ladner Village Market. And visiting with family and friends.

Linda (Gramsie) Sever Hopefully looking after my grandchildren and doing crafts and fun stuff with them. Enjoying the sunshine, gardens, local stuff.

Kelly Calder

Gardening. I have a veggie garden that I use in the winter.

You can have your say on this issue by taking part in our web poll at www.

Cyril Best I plan to travel around the province a little. We’re newcomers to B.C. I plan on seeing a little bit of the province and a little bit south of the border as well.

Linda Sorge Celebrating the summer solstice with a summer feast, as the First Nations do. We give thanks to our creator for bringing on a new season because we need it to survive.

Last time we asked you:

What’s your provincial election issue? • 31.25 per cent said the economy. • 12.50 per cent said port expansion.

• 28.13 per cent said the George Massey Tunnel. • 28.13 per cent said other.

Who has hearing loss?

Age 0 -17 Age 45 - 64


Age 18 - 44 Age 65+

65% of those with hearing loss are UNDER THE AGE of 65!

White Spot | Delta Road Race Public Information Meeting Wednesday June 26, 2013 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

South Delta Recreation Centre 1720 56th Street, Tsawwassen

Complimentary hearing screenings available this month


The White Spot Road Race, formerly the 3rd stage in the Tour de Delta, is now a one day International Cycling Union (UCI) event on Sunday July 7, 2013.


The Corporation of Delta is hosting a public information meeting to provide the details about the road race, including the schedule and traffic disruptions – see the route map on Staff will be available at the information meeting to answer questions about this exciting event.

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


Hilary Schaap has become one of the top junior rowers in the province after taking up the sport just two years ago.


Schaap charts course for London Delta Deas junior standout will be headed to Western University in Ontario after a busy summer on the water MARK BOOTH

Hilary Schaap was hoping her “worker’s tan” wouldn’t be too obvious in her strapless dress for her high school graduation dinner and dance last weekend. Such is one of the worries when you happen to be one of the top up-and-coming rowers in the province. If being student council president and preparing for final exams wasn’t enough on Schaap’s plate, the Delta Deas Rowing Club (DDRC) junior standout somehow found the time to compete at last week’s Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Championships in St. Catherines, ON. Schaap continued her outstanding season by cap-

turing the senior women’s lightweight singles race then finished third in the senior open singles event. She also attended a threeday national junior team selection camp — an invitation she had earned based on her previous results, including trials held in B.C. this spring. By the end of the week, Schaap had earned a spot on the Canadian team that will be competing at the Can Am Mex regatta in Oklahoma City July 8 to 13. Her transition into an elite junior rower is an impressive one given she didn’t take up the sport until two summers ago. “What Hilary has accomplished is not typical,” explained DDRC head

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coach Garret Bouhuyzenpart of the powerhouse Wegner. “Once every two program at Northeastern or three years we are maybe University in Boston sending one or two of our where he was a member rowers to nationals. She was of the Open Four crew an excepthat recently tional athplaced second lete before “The biggest thing at Nationals. she came “Watching Hilary has going for to us. A him (comher is her drive.” lot of kids Garret Bouhuyzen- pete at Junior who are Wegner Worlds) just successful inspired me,” have that said Schaap already.” prior to one of her fiveSchaap excelled in other times-a-week training sessports when she decided sions on Deas Slough. “I’m to give rowing a try and so proud of everything he signed up for DDRC’s has done. When I got back learn-to-row program. home, I really got into it. Soon after, she was “What I like about rowon a plane to England to ing is it’s a team sport but, watch her brother Colin at the same time, you get as compete for Canada at much out of it as you put the 2011 World Junior into it. I was excited just to Championships. He is now get an invite to the national

junior camp. We’ll see what happens (with selections) but realistically my goal is competing for B.C. at the Canada Summer Games.” What wasn’t in Schaap’s favour at the junior national camp was her size. She is technically a lightweight rower and there is no classification for team selection, but that didn’t stop her from earning a spot. Her busy spring schedule began by dominating her race at last month’s prestigious Brentwood Regatta, then repeating the performance a week later at DDRC’s own scholastic event. “The biggest thing Hilary has going for her is her drive,” added BouhuyzenWenger. “She is fiercely competitive and driven to

be ahead of everyone. It’s evident she has always been a competitive athlete.” Western University has taken notice. The London, ON school has one of the top rowing programs in the country and that’s where Schaap will be continuing her education this fall, studying business management and organizational studies. The Mustangs train on Fanshawe Lake, which also happens to be home of the national women’s team program. If her plans go accordingly, Schaap will report for training camp soon after representing B.C. at the Summer Games in Quebec. “I got to tour their boathouse last summer and to be where the national team trains is pretty exciting.”




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Blowout Sale June 15-28, 2013


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Arjun Bains (left) won the Tim Jardine Memorial Scholarship from the South Delta Minor Hockey Association.

SDMHA recognizes players with annual scholarships South Delta Minor Hockey Association officially brought the curtains down on the 2012-13 season by announcing winners in its annual scholarship/ bursary program. The awards are designed to recognize a wide range of skills, including hockey, academic, character and community service. The winners are: SDMHA Board of Directors Scholarship ($1,000) Presented in recognition of sportsmanship, citizenship, academic achievement and hockey ability. Winner: Daniel Keen Tim Jardine Memorial

Scholarship ($1,000) Presented in recognition of sportsmanship, citizenship and academic achievement. Winner: Arjun Bains Jeremy Leung Memorial Scholarship ($500) Presented in recognition of sportsmanship, citizenship and academic achievement. Winner: Stephanie Lebus In Da House Scholarship ($500) Presented to a Grade 12 house player who demonstrates a high standard of sportsmanship and leadership on his team. Winner: Keith Prefontaine Paul Hansen Memorial

Scholarship ($500) Awarded to the player deemed most sportsmanlike both on and off the ice, who shows dedication to his team and shows good hockey skill development. Winner: Brett Poje Delta Ice Hawks Scholarship — Delta Secondary (DSS) ($500) Presented for sportsmanship, citizenship and academic achievement with emphasis on post-secondary education in technology and trades. Winner: Keith Reid Delta Ice Hawks Scholarship — South Delta Secondary (SDSS) ($500) Winner: Conner Davis

2013 Annual General Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 Time: 7:00 pm Place: Winskill Aquatic Centre (Multi purpose Room) 5575 9 Avenue, Tsawwassen We encourage all TABA families to attend.

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Devoted wife, cherished mother, awesome granny, terrific sister, fabulous aunt and true friend, is going to be greatly missed by all of us. Liz is survived by her husband of 52 years Walter and two children, daughter Kim (Daryl), son Ken, two grandchildren, Jake and Mitchell and brothers Stan (Delores), Bill (Sandra) and their extended families. Liz was born in Caldar, Saskatchewan in 1935, her family moved to Roblin, Manitoba in 1937, then to Fort William, Ontario in 1949, where her passion for singing blossomed. In 1958 she moved to Toronto with her girl friend Sonia to expand their musical horizons. Her claim to fame was living in the same apartment block as Donald Sutherland. In 1959 she made another move to Winnipeg, Manitoba and married Walter in 1961, before moving to Richmond, British Columbia in 1963. After moving to BC she sang with several choirs, Richmond Musical Theatre Club, Richmond Singers, Alegro, Keynote Choir, Old Spice Girls, Ladner Glee Club and made many life long friends. She brought joy to all those she sang for with her positive outlook, infectious smile, and willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need. Liz also volunteered for many years at the McKee House on the Special Events Committee. A Celebration of Life will be held at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 5155 47th Ave, Delta, BC on Sunday June 30th, 2013, from 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory can be contributed to the McKee House Senior’s Society or Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society.

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Coming Events

~ SALE ~

Jewelry, Watch & Designer Collections

Saturday, June 22nd 9:30am - 4:00pm • RETRO DESIGN & •


175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode!

Sunday • JUNE 23 • 10am-3pm Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Van. 604-980-3159 • Adm. $5 deltaoptimist


Lost & Found

Ten years have gone by. We miss you every day and still think about you every day. You are forever in our hearts.


Lost & Found

FOUND BRACELET outside of Thrifty’s in the breeze area in Tsaw, on Sun June 13th Father’s Day. Call 604-948-5070 to id. FOUND LOVE BIRD, in Port Guichon area, June 17. Call 604-946-3062



Volunteers Needed! Event volunteers required for Giro di Burnaby on July 11, 2013.




Beauticians/ Barbers

General Employment

ASSEMBLER/SHOP ASSEMBLER/SHOP WORKERS WORKERS For Surrey Manufacturer For Surrey Manufacturer $16.00 to start / $17.00 +$16.00 to / $17.00 + Benefits afterstart 3 Months. Heavy Benefits&after 3 Months. Heavy Lifting Shop Experience required. Resumes Lifting & Accepting Shop Experience by fax : 604-591-5380 or email: required. Accepting Resumes by fax : 604-591-5380 or email: Caretaker/Security Contractor Req’dCaretaker/Security by local establishment will appeal to retired or senior Contractor couple. provided, Req’d byResidence local establishment light duties, contract negot. will appeal to retired Please reply to boxorD1senior C/O couple. Optimist, Residence #207-4840 provided, Delta light contract Deltaduties, St, Delta BC, V4Knegot. 2T6

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GPRC IS now hiring Instructors for the following positions: Steamfitter/Pipefitter (Fairview Campus); Welding Instructor (Fairview Campus); Power Engineering Instructor (Fairview/ Grande Prairie Campus). No teaching experience? No problem because we train you to become an Instructor! For more information on these positions visit our website at MACHNE SHOP helper FULL TIME, welding experience an asset. Call 604-952-4055




NEEDED. HEAVY Equipment Technicians and Maintenance personnel for expanding pipeline company in Olds, Alberta for work in shop and jobsites throughout Western Canada. Fax resume to 403-556-7582 or email: PRO-LINE CONSTRUCTION is a leading supplier of construction materials. We are looking for a qualified Hiab/Stinger operator for our Surrey branch. Must be CRANESAFE Certified. We offer a competitive hourly wage, benefits as well as a RRSP plan. Please fax resume Attn: Dan Smith to 604-596-4559 or e-mail or apply in person 13385 Comber Way, Surrey EXPERIENCED TECHNICIAN required to repair appliances. Also looking for apprentices to train. Positions available in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Pentiction.

General Employment

Goals: 1. Work from home. 2. Help a young person. 3. Be fulfilled. Priority: PHONE PLEA See what’s possible.

General Employment


NOW HIRING! EARN EXTRA CASH - Men & Women In Demand for Simple Work. P/T-F/ T. Can Be Done From Home. Acceptance Guaranteed - No Experience Required, All Welcome!


Hotel Restaurant

RESTAURANT Manager/Italian Food Chef to run Italian restaurant, $50,000 per year. Email:



BUSY VANCOUVER ISLAND Body Shop has an immediate opening for Journeyman Painter and/or Journeyman Body Tech. Flat rate plus benefits. Apply to: R101 c/o Courier-Islander, Box 310, Campbell River, BC, V9W 5B5 or email:


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EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email:

Mom, Dad, Kyle, Kate & Keegan

1240 REWARD for my green Parrolet ‘Beau’. Green with cobalt blue diamonds around eyes. Small than a love bird. People friendly. Lost Sunday pm, June 9th from Fenton Dr, Ladner. Call 604-946-9706


We love you Riley xoxo

A GREAT opportunity for a experienced Barber in Tsawwassen. Please call Ken or Chad 604-943-1414 (9am-5pm)

CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian Record Suspension (Criminal pardon) seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation, peace of mind? Free consultation: 1-800-347-2540

Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe 1521 - 56 St., Tsawwassen

Celebrate the lives of loved ones with your stories, photographs & tributes on

April 7, 1941 – June 11,2008

Those we love don’t go away They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard, but always near Still loved, still missed & ever dear Remembering you is easy We do it every day The memories you left us Will never go away Sadly missed by your family...


LAVERY, Katherine Ann

Was born May 25, 1945 in Montreal, Quebec. She was taken from us suddenly on May 19, 2013. Kathy is lovingly survived by her husband Jim, son Mark (Lara), daughter Heather (Dave), and grandchildren Lincoln, Macgregor, Lukas and Mia, plus many family and friends. Kathy worked as a nurse in earlier years and then switched her vocation to teaching. She went on to enjoy a rewarding career as a teacher in Richmond for over twenty years. She loved camping, reading, photography, travelling, but most of all she loved her grandchildren, children, friends, and family. A service will take place on June 22 at 11am at Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a children’s charity of your choice. If you would like to share thoughts/stories of Kathy please email them to: remembering.kathylavery


In Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Frank O’Toole

BILICKI, Elizabeth (Werbowetski) Sep 12, 1935 - Jun 06, 2013

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






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Tow Truck Operators

Roadway Towing Ltd. has two positions available for tow truck operators. Applicants must reside in the area in order to meet our contract obligations. Applicants must have a minimum of a class 5 driver’s licence without restrictions. Most importantly chosen applicants must pass a criminal record check prior to being hired. Experience is preferred however training will be provided to the right applicant. Some mechanical skills and an understanding of automobiles is an asset. Shifts include weekends and some on call nights. Company also offers an excellent benefits package. Drivers are paid on commission so the harder you work the more you can make. Resume and drivers abstract can either be faxed or emailed.

Fax 604-940-1793 or email

Become a PLEA Family Caregiver. It just makes sense. PLEA provides ongoing training and support. 604.708.2628 INSTALLER REQUIRED (Delta)

Busy window coverings and closet organization business requires installer. The successful candidate should… ❏ be Presentable and professional ❏ have a minimum 3 years carpentry experience ❏ have a clean drivers abstract ❏ be able to read plans and communicate with contractors ❏ be very detail oriented with strong problem solving skills ❏ speak, read and write in fluent english You will be responsible for the installation of blinds, draperies, shutters and closet organization systems. We will provide full training however past carpentry experience is a requirement. You will have the use of a company van, all the required tools and a cell phone. Interested candidates please email your resume to or drop off a resume at our store at 1131 56 Street, Tsawwassen, BC. No phone calls please. This position is 4 – 5 full days a week Monday – Saturday.


Career Services/ Job Search

INVESTMENT SALES REPS wanted. Prefer Canadian Securities Course accreditation, or will provide training to experienced sales professionals. Call Pangaea Asset Management Inc. 1-800-668-3990 or email OVER 90% EMPLOYMENT rate for CanScribe graduates! Medical Transcriptionists are in demand and CanScribe graduates get jobs. Payments under $100 per month. 1-800-466-1535.

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Richmond: July 6 or 28 Surrey: Every Saturday Also Bby • Coq • M.Ridge • Van • Lgly Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Continuing Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!


ENGLISH UNIVERSITY accepting applications for pre-med starting Fall 2013. Eastern Pacific Job Placement 778-241-6575 TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/ Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

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RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN JUN 23 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5


For Sale Miscellaneous

JACUZZI HOT TUB 1/5 yrs old, 6 &or 7 people, J365 like new, only been used 3 times. Fuly loaded, paid $13,000 sell $6,500. 604-948-2195



MOVING MUST SELL, Sofa & Loveseat, like new $450, decor, lawnmower $95. 604-996-3393 OAK ROLL top desk $575, 2 Hunter Ceiling fans $50/each, brand new pillows, twin, comforter & shams $ 50, 5 light dining room fixture $25 604-943-1075


Garage Sale

Boundary Bay

Multi Car Boot Sale!

Centennial Beach, Sat, June 22, 8:30am - 12:30pm sponsored by CAMMIDGE HOUSE COMMITTEE No reservations needed Info: Beth 604-940-9824

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Garage Sale

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

Tsaw- Beachgrove

Multi Family Sale

Sat June 22nd, 9-1pm

16756 58a St. Rain or Shine, No Early Birds!


Lumber/Building Supplies

STEEL BUILDING - DIY SUMMER SALE! - BONUS DAYS EXTRA 5% OFF. 20X22 $3,998. 25X24 $4,620. 30X34 $6,656. 32X42 $8,488. 40X54 $13,385. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS - UP TO 60% OFF! 30x40, 40x60, 50x80, 60x100, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call: 1-800-457-2206



LADIES EYEGLASSES, black & white frames in Tsaw. Vic. of Unforgettable gifts & Waterford area. June 16. Call 604-948-1176


2011 PERCH/TB Filly, 16HH+, NH, quiet, respectful and willing. $5000. Call 604-994-1775


Pet Services

SWIFT DOG SPORTS Dog Agility ] Dog Walking ] Hikes

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply

PET’S STAIN, ODOUR, SCRATCH on THE FLOORS? Call FIN 778-889-7106, member BBB A+. One Stop Floors Care Solutions

Wanted to Buy


Kids R First Childcare Centre

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




778-895-0007 • 604-781-4231 CKC 3 MALE black lab puppies, 8 weeks. Exc pets. 1st shots/ tattoo done. $800. 604-454-8643



YOUNG CANARIES breed 5, $35 per bird. Baby Budgies $20 per bird. Call 604-939-5666


MINI DACHSHUND Puppies CKC Reg’d, Vet ✔ 1st shots, health guarantee. $1000. 778-388-1057

Cats PB KANE Corso ready, m/f, dew claws/tails, 1st/2nd shots, deworm, $1300, 604-802-8480

BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $460. Mission 1-604-814-1235

HIMALAYAN Show Cats 5-6 Yr M/F $250.00 home w/no dog/cat Kittens $500.00 up + alter Port Moody Day 604 939-1231

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


Business Opps/ Franchises

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


Abbotsford STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see id5376

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

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


New Westminster

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

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


S. Surrey/ White Rock

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


For Sale by Owner

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

RARE CUSTOM built 2146 sq ft rancher in very desirable Sardis Park neighbourhood. 3 large bedrooms plus den, 2 1/2 baths. Master bedroom boasting 2 large walk-in closets, ensuite with walkin tub. Rec Room with gas fp. New furnace, A/C, HWT, elec air filter. and new thermal windows and wooden blinds. Huge garage, lots of storage, crawlspace. Workshop. Rear yard access, RV parking. 12 x 24 covered patio in back yard. .23 acre. Asking $479,900. Call 604-858-8354.


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

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3 indoor cats, 5 - 7 years old, require homes immed. Owner has passed away. Fur and Feathers Rescue 604 719-7848

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Condos/ Townhouses

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SPORTS CARDS Serious buyer will pay $$ for pre 1970 sports cards in good condition. Paul 604-514-3844


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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE OF EXCLUSION APPLICATION REGARDING LAND IN THE AGRICULTURAL LAND RESERVE I, Paul Christie, of Talisman Land Resource Consultants Inc., 13012 Westkal Road, Coldstream, BC, V1B 1Y5, as Agent, intend on making application pursuant to Section 30(1) of the Agricultural Land Commission Act to exclude from the Agricultural Land Reserve the following property which is legally described as, Lot 1, Plan Epp 14021 And located at 7620 Progress Way, Delta, BC Any person wishing to express an interest in the application may do so by forwarding their comments in writing to, Corporation of Delta, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC, V4K 3E2, by Monday, June 24, 2013.


Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: THE ESTATE OF JAMES HENRY SHERVEN also known as JAMES H. SHERVEN and JAMES SHERVEN, Deceased, formerly of #324 - 8888 - 202nd Street, Langley, BC. V1M 4A7 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of James Henry Sherven are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Kim Lorraine Anderson c/o Millichamp & Company, Lawyers, #210 - 1530 - 56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2A8 on or before July 26th, 2013, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice.


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1. Fronts opposite 2. Am. moose 3. Cony 4. Article 5. Manuscript (abbr.) 6. Inches per minute (abbr.) 7. Circle width (abbr.) 8. Entangle 9. Wet or dry eye degeneration 11. Best duck for down 12. Chase away 13. Saying or motto 15. Bird beak 16. 4th US state 20. Cry made by sheep

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20. Founder of Babism 23. Confederate soldier 24. Lubricate 25. A woman of refinement 27. Mister 28. Make up something untrue 32. Mountainous region of Morocco 33. Mutual savings bank 35. Where angels fear to tread 42. Distance to top (abbr.) 43. Roman poet

44. Hebrew unit = 10 ephahs 46. Tai (var. sp.) 47. Bishop (abbr.) 48. Tropical Asian starlings 49. Performance of an action 51. Animal neck hairs 52. Manufacturers 54. Repeat a poem aloud 55. Consumers of services 57. Supernatural forces 58. Gulp from a bottle 59. Root of taro plant

21. General’s assistant (abbr.) 22. Ball striking club 25. Parkinson’s spokesperson’s initials 26. 12th Greek letter 29. A bang-up quality 30. Unidentified flying object 31. Root mean square (abbr.) 34. Small swimsuits 36. Sacred Hindu syllable 37. Workplace for scientific research 38. Schenectady County Airport 39. Fabric w/corded surface

40. Biblical Sumerian city 41. Composition for nine 42. 3 line Japanese verse 45. Tear down 46. Arrived extinct 48. Former Portuguese seaport in China 49. 1/10 meter (abbr.) 50. Increased in size 51. Sewing repair of a garment 53. ___ Lanka: island country 54. Radioactivity unit 56. Hollywood’s Lone Wolf initials 57. Of I


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Houses - Sale



Langley/ Aldergrove

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


1 BR furn condo, Tsaw, Windsor Woods, facing lagoon, refs, $1200 all incl. 1-360-945-4109


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


10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE Located 6 km from Penticton Hospital on the eastern hillsides above the city. Numerous building sites with view to the north up Okanagan Lake. One of the few remaining 10 acre country residential parcels that has not been developed. On paved road with power to the lot line. For sale by owner at only $289,000. Contact or 250-493-5737

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


Out Of Town Property

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


Real Estate Investment

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Waterfront condo with amazing views of water, Mtn Baker & farmland. Fantastic sunsets. Beautiful 2 br + den & 2 bath unit, 1253 sf attractively furnished or unfurnished, 2 wall brs that can be used for hobbies/office, gourmet kitchen, gas f/p, large balcony, radiant heat, adjacent to marina, restaurant. Walk to transit. Located 20 minutes from airport, Island Ferries and US Border crossing furnished N/P, N/S. $2200



GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see id5608


Vancouver East Side

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

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,300 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see id3186

Recreation Property

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


Houses - Rent

CALL 604-946-9455

Peninsula Property Management


Lots & Acreage

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see id4513

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

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-240-5400 see id5588

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $30,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

1 BR Bsmt, nr 44Ave/47A St, NS/ NP, avail Now, $700, incls w/d, Call 604-723-2581

4 BR Ladner home on Memorial Prk, Aug 1st $2600 604-946-1133

TSAWWASSEN BACHELOR, $750 includes utilities np, ns 604-943-8020 or 604-802-8064

Peninsula Property Management

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

Call Dawn (604) 536-0220


Warehouse/ Commercial


A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or No Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

TSAWWASSEN Kelly Court and Kerry Court Bright 1 and 2 bedroom suites available in quiet location close to amenities. Rent includes heat and hot water. To view these suites please call 604-306-7877. Century Village Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs with landscaped green areas. 1 & 2 bedroom suites available include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators and wheelchair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, rec centre and schools. To make an appt to view please call 604-948-9111 Greensview 2 bedroom suite available. Includes dishwasher and garburetor. Building is located on bus route and within walking distance of shopping centre. For more info please call 604-306-1499

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





604-RUBBISH - ’’ We do all the loading & cleanup and we remove almost anything'' 604-782-2474



PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Drain Cleaning, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. Rick 604-809-6822 1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IO Fresh water cooled, new windshield/canvas/swim grid, trailer. $6,975. 604-837-7564





Above The Rest. Hedging, pruning, lawn care, owned locally, Call Clayton 604-314-8273 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, pavers, ponds & walls, returfing, demos, drainage, jackhammering. Old pools filled in, decks, concrete 604.782.4322



J K CLEANING SERVICES Comm/res. Call for free estimate 604-767-3492, 604-948-3492



Lawn & Garden

landscape landscape construction construction paving stones, concrete paving stones, fences, arbors, sheds concrete, retaining retaining walls walls, decks, decks, railings, stairs railings, stairs lawn installation

Computer Services

renovations renovations interior interior exterior exterior

kitchens, bathrooms kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows, windows floors doors,

hardiboard, cedar siding

604 948 5296

604 948 5296

Delta PC Service & Consulting

To advertise call

Del Rio and Lora Court Updated 1 bedroom suites in quiet well maintained buildings. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes heat and h/w. To view please call 604-454-4469 Evergreen Lane 1 bedroom suites available in one of our 4 well maintained bldgs. Located near shops, school and bus routes. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets and drapes. To view this suite please call 604-454-4469 Harbourside Affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl, drapes and hot water. To view please call 604-868-9453



EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. Sophia 604-805-3376

Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203



Auto Finance

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


1992 CHEV Silverado p/u, ext cab, a/c, V8, canopy, trailer tow pkg, bucket seats, 246,000 kms, Asking $1500 obo. 604-946-1326

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $4,950. 778-737-3890

Office/Retail Rent

Tsawwassen: 640 to 1580 sq ft

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

INDOOR WAREHOUSE 12’ by 25’ & 14’ hgt, outdoor space 12 x 15 for rent D/town Ladner. Steve 604-307-4922 * 604-952-7663



Suites/Partial Houses

LARGE 1 bdrm suite avail in Ladner in exchange for inside/ outside PART TIME housecleaning & gardening. Suits energetic person. Must have own vehicle. Call aft. 6pm only, 604-671-3303


WESTSIDE HOME in 'Vancouver Heights'. Open House Sun June 23rd 2-4pm Brand New Custom 4200sf Residence, incredible views, 5 patios, roof top deck, 800sf legal ste, 3 car gar w/bath, 18ft folding glass walls expands the main flr. Exotic Italian Marble & Caesarstone countertops! Call: Marla @ Sutton 778-896-5972


LADNER LARGE 2 br bsmt ste, fenced yard, prkg, 4 appls, $900, inste w/d, ns/np 604-765-3642


Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 1 BDRM’s , from $795, Now incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, underground parking avail. No dogs. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733

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

3 BR, 2.5 bath, 2level house Ladner, nr school/bus $1600 July 1st. 604-946-2983

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



3 BDRM rancher, Ladner, 2 bath, w/d, ns/np, July 1st $1800 +utils 604-946-3035* 604-781-4820

Commercial Space for Lease



LADNER: 2 BR grd level $1200 + share utils. July 1. Newly reno’d. Bright, large All new appls. n/s, n/p. nr all amens. Resp tenants, refs. 604-807-1732 after 3:30pm


6065 FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $529,000. 604-727-9240 see id5617


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

TSAWWASSEN VILLA 1 BR $810, 2 BR $1050 with d/w. Newly reno’d incld balc, prkg, h/w & heat, cat neg. avail July 1, 604-880-5391

3 BDRM home very nice on cul de sac in sought after Pebble Hill. Tsaw Hgts. Avail now/July 1st $2,100 Contact 604-616-4836

Call Dawn (604) 536-0220

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3100mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428




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

Call 778-882-4128

8075 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: (604) 794-3428.


Scrap Car Removal


Scrap/Car Removal No Wheels No Problem


Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673


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



604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H



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10 000 DSoil li Mix i A ll • Garden • Lawn & Turf Blends • Super Natural TopSoil • Composted Black Bark • Hemlock/Fir Bark Mulch • Top Dressing Blends • Sand, Gravel & Rock • Miracle Mix Soil • Hydroseeding Contractor OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK

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946-8460 or 202-8319 GJ CONSTRUCTION

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



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



DIRTY WINDOWS? DIRTY GUTTERS? Black Bear Window Cleaning does windows, gutters & siding. Insured & Guaranteed. Commercial & Residential. Call: 778 892-2327

We’re in the Big Green Trucks

Coastal • Spring Cleanup • Lawns • Power Raking • Aerating Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning Gutters • Pressure Washing Local • WCB Cert. • Refs. QUALITY SERVICE FROM THE GROUND UP

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Moving & Storage



Lawn & Garden

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers


For Related! For Anything Anything Yard Yard Related!

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45/hr, 24/7, 26 yrs 604-506-7576

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ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020


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Too much to do, not enough time? I cannothelp! Too much to... do, enough time? • Lawn maintenance ... I can help! • Window cleaning Lawn maintenance •cleaning Designs • Prunning • •• Gutter • Lawns • Fences • Decks • cleaning •• Window Pressure washing •Designs Stone/Masonary • Prunning• • Gutter •cleaning •• Pruning and Hedging • Lawns • Fences • Decks • • Pressure washing Rubbish Call Hans JOHNremoval 604-943-4546

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BAYSIDE LAWN & GARDEN Lawn Care Services, Hedging, Yard Clean up, 604-928-5286


TCP MOVING 1 to 3 men from $40 Licensed & Insured, local & storage. Ca & US long distance 604-505-1386 * 604-505-9166


Painting/ Wallpaper

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


778-997-9582 FAIRWAY PAINTING, Int/ ext. Fully Insured, 20 yrs exp. Call 604-729-1234


PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs



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Paving/Seal Coating


ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,


Richard Ryan 604-946-4889 604-649-4930 Member: Better Business Bureau


• Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters


Rick Wegner 604 809 6822 604 952 0975

Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

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



Houses, Driveways, Patios, Windows

Call Ian Ferguson

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255


FAIRWAY PAINTING Fully Insured 20 yrs. exp. • Free Est.


Call 604-


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


Patios/Decks/ Railings

(604) 786-3325


Free quotes. WCB & Ins. Local Duradek dealer. Quality aluminum railings. Deck construction & renos.

Find one in the Home Services section.






Need a Painter?

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005


Power Washing


drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

“Call Me – We’re Neighbours!”

Moving & Storage

Need It! Need Space? Space? We We Have Have It! MINI & MOBILE STORAGE

Painting/ Wallpaper

Estimates Free Estimates Reasonable


24 HOUR SERVICE 604.873.3551



Kitchen & Bathroom Remodelling Bathroom & Shower Repairs 20 years experience Free estimates

604-948-9573 Cell: 604-836-8943

RDM ENTERPRISES For All Your Household Repairs and Renovations. Interior and Exterior Finishing, Fences & Decks, Kitchens, Bathrooms & Plumbing Refs Avail. Free Estimates

Rob 604-946-4796

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

Your local plumbing & heating contractor



10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721 A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437


Rubbish Removal

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

Rubbish Removal and Recycling

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



D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

AL’S CERAMIC TILE. Supply & install, samples avail. Free est. 604-948-9573, cell 604-836-8943

★RENOVATIONS - Over 25 yrs exp. Drywall, Painting, Kitchen, Bath, Tenant Improvement that meets code. Call 604-722-4411

LOCAL TILE SETTER 21 yrs. exp. with all tiles. Call Dan @ 604.916.4821





Top Soil

SUPERSOIL SPRING SALE: All mixes, dressings, mulches, sand, gravel, rock, etc. 604-888-8881


Gary, 604-897-3614


Rates Reasonable Your local plumbing & heating contractor Rates

Renovations & Home Improvement


Liability Insurance, WCB, BBB, Free Estimates


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MK DELTA CRITERIUM Friday, July 5, 6:30pm 84th Ave. West of 114th St, North Delta Social Heart

This exciting race features a 1.3km criterium loop around the Social Heart area of North Delta. Riders travel in a pack, reaching breakneck speeds of more than 70/km/hr, fighting it out for cash prizes and valuable series points.

BRENCO CRITERIUM Saturday, July 6, 5:15pm Delta & Bridge Streets, Ladner Village


The battle continues with the second fast and furious criterium. This race will excite all as cyclists manipulate the tight, fast corners of the downtown core in front of thousands of spectators. Watch competitors complete up to 60 laps at breakneck speeds.

WHITE SPOT | DELTA ROAD RACE July 7, 2013 Women 9am Men 12noon Dennison Park, 755 53 Street, Tsawwassen


Wrap up the weekend with the gruelling White Spot | Delta Road Race on a new 11.64 km course that will wind through the streets of Tsawwassen with Dennison Park at its heart. This challenging race incorporates strategy, precision & endurance which when combined with a strong international field expected to be racing for UCI points, is going to make for a very exciting race.

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