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Centre remains partially closed Pools open but arena still off limits after stucco façade at rear of Ladner Leisure Centre falls to the ground BY
Half of the Ladner Leisure Centre will remain closed until further notice as crews work to assess and repair a wall damaged last week. At about 10:30 a.m. last Thursday, a significant part of the stucco façade came away from the wall on the east side of the 40-year-old building, said Delta’s chief administrative officer, George Harvie. He said stucco fell after the anchoring system that held the façade to the wall failed. No one was injured and staff and patrons were evacuated from the centre. The weight room, cycle-fit studio, ice arena and rear parking lot remain closed until further notice. The customer service area and all pools are still open. Delta staff is working with sport user groups affected by the temporary arena closure to make alternate arrangements and a meeting was planned for Wednesday evening to update groups on the process and estimated timeline for repairs and re-opening.
The arena, weight room, cycle-fit studio and rear parking lot remain closed at the Ladner Leisure Centre. The Delta Ice Hawks, who are in the first round of the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs
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Municipal politicians vote themselves modest salary increases BY
Delta council members have voted to give themselves a modest pay hike. The civic politicians voted in favour Monday of a staff report recommending Mayor Lois Jackson’s annual salary increase
by almost three per cent, jumping from $110,653 to $113,832. The councillors will see their remuneration rise by just over two per cent, from $47,653 to $48,734. All raises are effective Jan. 1, 2014. Council’s last pay increase was in 2012. For years Delta has calculated
council salaries based on a comparison of four Metro Vancouver municipalities that are supposed to have similar populations: Coquitlam, Richmond, Township of Langley and District of North Vancouver. The salaries of Delta’s mayor and councillors are set at the average of those four municipalities.
The current Delta remuneration rate had fallen below that average, so the raise recommendation was brought forward. They’ll also see their benefits package increased. Six years ago, in 2008, the mayor’s salary was $88,451, while councillors earned $36,295. Civic politicians argue they
carry a heavier workload than their counterparts elsewhere in the region. The report from staff once again brought up the fact Delta is the largest municipality in the province that continues to employ a mayor and six councillors. It’s normal practice for municipalities with populations over 50,000 to have eight councillors.
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An industrial land reserve is needed, says Port Metro Vancouver president & CEO Robin Silvester. “Just as the Agricultural Land Reserve protects B.C. farmland, an industrial land reserve should protect industry and the jobs industry creates,” Silvester said at a Delta Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Thursday. He said industrial land is where good jobs are nurtured and grown. It’s also where billions of dollars of goods are housed as they move to and from our shores, generating billions more in tax revenue, he told the audience at the Delta Town & Country Inn.
that we apply to agricultural “Metro Vancouver already has the most expen- land. There’s no time to waste.” sive industrial land and Silvester also touched on some of the lowest vacancy the $10-million secondary rates on the continent. The channels dredging project, problem is getting worse, a collaboranot better.” tion between In the last 30 SCAN WITH Port Metro years, about 3,000 Vancouver, the hectares of indusDepartment trial land have TO REVEAL VIDEO of Fisheries been lost, he said, and Oceans, costing “untold bilthe B.C. Ministry of lions” in future economic Transportation and opportunity. Infrastructure, Delta and An industrial land Richmond, currently underreserve would protect curway. rent land and look at ways The Optimist reported to create new industrial last week the entire budget, land, he said. It would also set out clear which was also supposed rules for everyone to follow, to include funds for maintenance dredging in the he said. future, will be used up for “I firmly believe now is the first round of dredging. the time to apply the same After the presentation to principles to industrial land
Port Metro Vancouver president & CEO Robin Silvester addressed the Delta Chamber of Commerce last Thursday. the chamber, Silvester told the Optimist that Port Metro Vancouver’s contribution was part of a $7-million commitment to secondary channel dredging it made several years ago. It’s pleasing the project is happening and it marks the first time in over a decade
those channels will be dredged, he said. “But there will be some more funding needed and we would expect the other participants to work their way through that because we’re contributing, already, $7 million over and above what we’re required to do.”
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Last blast of winter — hopefully! The snow that began falling in South Delta Saturday morning didn’t stop until it had left a white blanket over the community. David Roberts snapped a photo (right) of a chilly looking Memorial Park while Heather Fuhrman of East Ladner captured the patriotic snowman created by her children, Katelyn and Kyle, in honour of Canada’s exceptional performance at the Winter Olympics. The heavy snow caused an old barn to collapse near Deas Island Regional Park. More snow photos at www.deltaoptimist.com.
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Delta suspects spend night in Surrey
Police dep’t says it’s been a smooth transition as those in overnight custody now housed in RCMP jail cells BY
The Delta Police Department says the move to hold most of its suspects in Surrey instead of at its own headquarters in Ladner has gone well. “We started this in October 2013 and so far the transition has been very
smooth,” said department spokesperson Sgt. Sarah Swallow. Delta police began negotiations with Surrey RCMP in 2012 to have suspects being held in custody overnight or longer transferred to Surrey jail cells. Those suspects being held for a shorter period of time are still kept at the
local station. The department made the move because the cellblock in Ladner has begun to deteriorate. Police Chief Jim Cessford said last year the move would be temporary until renovations can be done to upgrade the current facility. He said that the current cellblock at the
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Dust getting more study Civic initiative to collect dustfall to determine if coal trains to blame BY
Delta will undertake another coal dust monitoring program this year. Civic politicians approved a staff recommendation Monday for an initiative to identify whether coal dust is escaping from rail cars headed to Roberts Bank. Costing about $50,000, the sampling and analysis involves the placement of five dustfall collection canisters at various locations throughout Delta. Samples will be analyzed for coal content every three months for a period of one year. Westshore Terminals has agreed to contribute toward the cost. Metro Vancouver was also asked to contribute, but hasn’t responded yet. Coal dust has been a hot topic in Delta and the region with the controversial proposal by Fraser Surrey Docks to handle American thermal coal. Meanwhile, the Westshore Terminals coal port at Roberts Bank is planning a major upgrade that will
result in additional storage capacity. Coal dust sampling commissioned by Delta last summer found dustfall readings in Tsawwassen were within allowable limits, but exceeded provincial guidelines adjacent to railway tracks. That study found the presence of coal particles at all sampling sites, however, according to the findings, the four monitoring locations in Tsawwassen had “relatively very low overall” coal dust particle readings. The Tsawwassen monitoring locations were well below the B.C. Air Quality guidelines for average dustfall in a residential area for a one-month period. However, that wasn’t the case for the sample near Boundary Bay Airport, which was taken just 15 metres from railway tracks. That sample had approximately 30 times more particulate matter than the Tsawwassen samples with a much higher concentration of coal. Westshore Terminals has its own monitoring program, which was imple-
Westshore Terminals is taking several measures to ensure coal dust doesn’t escape into the community. mented last year in conjunction with $8.5 million in upgrades to the terminal’s dust suppression system. In a recent interview, Westshore Terminals general manager Denis Horgan said the coal handling facility will also install additional dust suppression measures this year, including four more high tower sprays along the southern edge of the site, the design and implementation of the spraying of empty railcars with dust binding coatings as well as a system to apply dust suppression coatings on coal being loaded to ships. The Delta staff report notes that in addition to Westshore’s mobile monitoring, the coal terminal has also responded to concerns from residents who believe they may have coal dust on
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Container truckers to walk off the job Delays at terminals, including Deltaport, persist, prompting drivers to rally at Port Metro Vancouver offices BY
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$240-million project to ensure delivery of drinking water south of Fraser A mechanical mole has started boring a tunnel under the Fraser River for a new regional water main for communities south of the Fraser. Metro Vancouver’s $240million Port Mann water supply tunnel will replace a smaller water main under the riverbed, just downstream of the Port Mann Bridge. “Few people will see this massive construction project first hand, but hundreds of thousands of residents will benefit,” said Metro Vancouver board chair Greg Moore. “This investment will ensure the continued and reliable delivery of highquality drinking water to communities like Surrey, Langley and Delta,” Moore said. As well as more than doubling the water-carrying capacity of the existing water main, the new main is designed to withstand a major earthquake. A bored tunnel under the riverbed will also help
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MURPHY’S LAW I think Sylvia Bishop is on to something. The first-term Delta councillor expressed concern last week when it was revealed that of the $345,000 it cost Delta to deal with a proposal to develop the Southlands property in Tsawwassen, the applicant paid just $43,000 in fees. That left taxpayers with a tab in excess of $300,000, a situation she called lopsided, a characterization few could possibly dispute. Bishop then put forward a motion to revisit how development application fees are levied in order that such a glaring discrepancy doesn’t happen again. The motion makes abundant sense, so hopefully civic staff can draft legislation that receives support from council members. I imagine finding the right balance isn’t always easy and can vary from project to project, but having a developer pay just over 12 per cent of the cost for what everyone knew would be a complex and lengthy process doesn’t seem like a fair compromise. And that 12 per cent figure is a charitable one given the report itemizing the costs incurred processing the Southlands application only goes as far back as 2012 and limits staffing costs to overtime for union members. When you go back several more years and include all staffing costs, the tab Delta picked up undoubtedly grows much larger. It should be noted the Century Group paid what was required and that its president, Sean Hodgins, is an exceedingly fair individual who spent a boat-load of cash to get his proposal to the point where it could go before council and the public. This isn’t a case of a company shirking its responsibilities but rather a situation that sheds light on a larger issue. Developers provide housing and other needed amenities, but at the end of the day their goal is to make money, whereas local government is in place to, among much else, regulate their activities. There’s no reason the relationship can’t be a cordial one, but the taxpayer shouldn’t be burdened with costs simply because a developer has plans for a particular piece of property. I recognize there’s a cost to democracy as well as a need for transparency, but I’m not convinced those must come almost entirely on the backs of taxpayers as was the case with the Southlands application. It’s imperative local government maintains the integrity of the approval process when it comes to development applications, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t also be looking out for those who are paying the freight.
Tax man does take it all! TOM SIBA COMMUNITY COMMENT “The tax man’s taken all my dough.” — The Kinks There’s an old joke among accountants about a newer, easier tax return the government is going to institute. The tax form has only two lines. The first asks, “How much money did you make this year?” The second line says, “Send it to us.” I was recently subject to an actual sample of this public sector nirvana. I received in the mail a T4A (OAS) that stated I had taxable pension paid of $3,300 for 2013. I was pretty positive I had never received a penny. (Of course, no one receives a penny any more, since they have been discontinued, but I digress.) So I thought I had better correct this before I think about filing my 2013 tax return. But whom to talk to? There is no phone number or any contact information on the T4A form. Eventually, I deter-
mined it was Service Canada I should contact. I was pretty sure “Service Canada” would turn out to be an oxymoron. I did start off with the usual laundry list of mechanical numerical choices, none of which seemed to address my issue, but eventually I found a channel through to a real person. Not only was she real but she could solve my confusion! I told her about the form and my lack of receipt of said funds. Without any indication she thought she was dealing with a moron, she directed my attention to the right side of the form — Box 22 to be precise. The one labeled “Income Tax Deducted.” And there it was, the same amount as that listed as Gross Pension Paid. They had simply cut out the middleman — me! There was imaginary income to me, which was taxed 100 per cent and deducted at source. I never even got to see it for a fleeting moment, to caress the largess, to have it visit my bank account for a brief respite. Nope, the full amount taxed away without it ever leaving the dreary confines of the Receiver-General’s account in Ottawa. It looks like I’ll have the same relationship with Old Age Security
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as I had with EI — over 40 years of paying in and never collected a penny. (There’s that penny reference again — I have to get rid of them before no one knows what I’m talking about.) Insurance is insurance and one should be glad to never have to collect on it. And never having to collect UI/ EI is probably why I now don’t collect any OAS (after tax), which for a guy with no discernable skills is very fortunate. I certainly couldn’t expect any redress from the government for the years of biased tax policies that didn’t recognize family units. Canada’s worst finance minister since Allan MacEachen, Jim Flaherty, that great defender of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, is now backtracking on the promise of income splitting. He is happy with the inequity in tax paid by families in exactly the same financial situation. I guess he hates stay-at-home moms. I don’t particularly mind not getting the OAS because of the claw back. I do, however, wish the funds were used to help families just starting out by having a more equitable tax system to let them keep more of the money they earn. Unfortunately, government prefers the system mentioned in the first paragraph of this column.
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Letters to the Editor
Driver’s near-miss prompts plea to slow dump trucks
Editor: I am a very concerned about the negligent truckers running the red lights at 52nd Street and Highway 17 as well as at 48th Street and Highway 17. Obviously the drivers are being paid per dump and it shows in their careless ways. I dropped my youngest of six children off at Delta Secondary last Wednesday and headed home along the rural route as usual. I stopped at a red light at 52nd Street and Highway
17, but when the light turned green, for some reason I hesitated and did an extra shoulder check to my left. As I did, not one but two loaded dump trucks with trailers tore threw the red light. Had I not hesitated that extra moment, I would have been a memory. This was the closest I’ve ever felt to a brush with death. Needless to say, I am furious and would like to see something done about this immediately before
someone is killed. I have spoken to some of the local Safeway employees as well as Tsatsu Shores residents and they have seen or experienced the same reckless driving at both intersections. I called the Ledcor site manager and he was far less concerned than I was. The Delta police can’t do anything without a licence plate number, which I would have happily provided if I could have seen it. Dahna Allison
German LRT would work great in this region Editor: Re: Happy to see some love for light rail, letter to the editor, Feb. 19 I can only confirm the benefits of LRT that D.M. Johnston observed in Germany, specifically in
the city of Karlsruhe. I hail from there, and go back every so often. The rail/streetcar system is extensive. You can travel all the way from Heilbronn to Baden-Baden; from city centre to city centre all on
the same train. What a bonus the LRT would be for Vancouver and the outlying areas. Even my husband, a born Canadian, marveled at the functionality of said system. Klara Dickey
Love the new highway, but signs aren’t keeping pace Editor: Love the idea behind the new highway but the signage is not up to par.
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Editor: Re: Southlands tab tops $300,000, Feb. 19 Nothing those buffoons at municipal hall say or do surprise me any more. For years they have done everything in their power to help Century Group make its mega housing project on the Southlands a reality. Whether it be continuously ignoring public opinion or staging “public information meetings” with Century running the show, or shutting down numerous public hearings prematurely, Delta has been there for Sean Hodgins every step of the way. To add insult to injury, Delta residents have not only had to suffer through
all these years of council’s biased approach to the Southlands development applications, but they have also had to foot the bill. What possible logic is there that says taxpayers should pay for a development application from wealthy landowner who stands to make millions of dollars from it? None that I can think of but George Harvie, Robert Campbell and Ian Paton were all quoted defending this financial arrangement. What really blew me away was that they said it was necessary in order to maintain “transparency and independence.” Please, we are not idiots. Similar development
applications in neighbouring municipalities would have cost the developer hundreds of thousands of dollars and the taxpayers there would not have been required to support the developer financially. To claim that we (the taxpayer) need to fund these applications in order to protect “democracy” and to maintain the municipality’s independence is to turn all logic on its head. Hopefully Metro Vancouver will see the Southlands development application in an objective light and will quickly realize it is so seriously flawed they will reject it. Here’s hoping! Peter Malim
More scrutiny for Southlands expenditure Editor: Re: Southlands tab tops $300,000, Feb. 19 As a taxpayer, I question the expenditure of $345,525 to process the Century
Group application for the Southlands development when Delta’s bylaws only call for fees of $43,381. I feel this cannot be declared an expenditure under the guise of democ-
racy as in a court case, but as hypocrisy under the title of municipal politics. This situation should be subject to an enquiry by the provincial government. Douglas Massey
February 26, 2014 The Delta Optimist A11
Purple with envy of those whose hues stay current It’s difficult keeping up with the latest colour trends, including working Radiant Orchid into the decor BARBARA GUNN
LIVING MATTERS Radiant Orchid, I’m told, is the colour of the year. It’s a purple-ish hue, and quite lovely, I suppose. I’m just not clear what I’m supposed to do with this information. Come to think of it, I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to do with the announcement that Emerald was the colour of 2013. Or that Tangerine Tango was the colour of 2012, or that Honeysuckle was the go-to colour the year before that. I also wasn’t sure how I should have reacted to the declaration — so made by the U.S.-based Pantone colour authority — that Mimosa was the colour of 2009. Truth be told, I didn’t even know Mimosa was a colour. I knew it was a drink, and possibly a tree. But that’s about it. “I guess we should buy some Radiant Orchid throw pillows,” I told the husband. “We don’t want to be completely out of it.” “What?” he responded. “You want to get some orchids? Why? We don’t do well with plants.” No, I continued, I did not want to invest in orchids. And agreed, we did not do well with plants. I thought, rather, that we
should invest in something Radiant Orchid-ish. You know, just so visitors to our home would walk away thinking how hip to the times were we. “Look at our place,” I pointed out. “Our sofa is gold and brown. Our walls are taupe. Our flooring is cherry. There isn’t a speck of Radiant Orchid to be seen.” The husband looked unimpressed. The husband did not look at all like someone who was prepared to rush off to the hardware store and return with 10 gallons of paint that might give our interiors a bit of a contemporary vibe. The husband, in fact, is pretty black and white when it comes to the colour wheel. He knows red and yellow and blue, but becomes a bit fuzzy when it comes to fuchsia or teal. Perhaps it’s a good thing. After all, painting the old homestead Radiant Orchid might win us Brownie points this year — or make that purple points — but we’d have to completely change it up next year, when Pantone announces the hot colour is — and I’m just guessing here — Spectacular Sunrise. Whatever the heck that is. I suggested we buy a piece of Radiant Orchid artwork, then realized there was no available space on the walls. I suggested we get some Radiant Orchid placemats,
then realized they wouldn’t go with our napkins. I suggested we get some Radiant Orchid candles, then realized, well, that I didn’t much care for Radiant Orchid anyway. This year, the guests will leave unimpressed. The candles, I think, will be teal.
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Fear & greed prompt sale of stocks at wrong time ROBYN THOMPSON Optimist contributor
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Coming Events Clubs & Groups !Overeaters Anonymous meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Dr., Ladner. !On Wednesday, Feb. 26 the Ladner Single Parents Support Group wishes to invite single parents with dependant children to a free dinner at the Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Delta. Doors open at 5:10 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Dianne at 604-946-7033.
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!Canadian Mental Health Association Delta Offers a Family Support Group, for individuals supporting someone with a mental illness, on the second and fourth Wednesday every month: 7 to 9 p.m. The next meeting takes place Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Delta Hospital, 5800 Mountain View Blvd., Ladner (education room). Call CMHA Delta for info at 604-9431878.
!Deltassist is offering counselling in a group setting for adults with drug and/or alcohol issues. This group is also open to family members affected by those with drug and/or alcohol issues. We ask that no one from the same family be in the same group. Mondays from March 3 to April 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Deltassist, 9097-120th St., North Delta. Pre-registration is required. Call 604-594-3455 ext. 108 or go to http://www.deltassist. com/current/events.html.
!Bring your child to a free one-hour storytime and craft program, presented by FVRL and Delta Parks & Recreation, on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2 - 3 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172-56th St. The theme is Love and Friendship. There is a small drop-in fee for the craft portion of the program.
!Delta Caregivers’ Network is offering an education series and support group starting Thursday, Feb. 27 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. once a week for eight weeks. Cost is $25. Subjects covered include caregiver stress, communication techniques, role and lifestyle changes and more. To register call The Centre for Supportive Care at 604948-0660.
!The next Pyjama Storytime takes place Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 - 7:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St. Children and caregivers will be entertained with stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged
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Collectible Sale - Antiques, furniture, china, crystal, glass, house wares and more. Something for everyone for sale at the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, Friday 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Seniors !McKee Seniors Recreation Centre hosts a Denim & Diamonds Luncheon - Friday, Feb. 28 at noon. Shepherds pie, salad, dessert, tea and coffee. Entertainment by Liz and Steve Alexander. Tickets $9 for members, $11 for non-members. Available at the customer service desk. !A Death Matters seminar will be held at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre on Thursday, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. - 20 minute talks including funeral planning, investments, eldercare and transition planning, wills and estates. Limited space, call Tabitha to reserve your seat at 604946-2199 or the McKee customer service desk at 604-946-1411. !Shari’s Social Dance at the KinVillage Community Centre, Saturday, March
8. Doors open at 7 p.m., dancing 7:30 to 11 p.m. Located at 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Tickets $8 and $10 available at reception Monday - Friday. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or call 604-9430225. Fund Raisers !A bingo fundraiser for Winskill Children’s Playground takes place Saturday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at KinVillage Community Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen. Admission is $5. Bingo cards sold separately. Call or email Pam for tickets at 778-840-5299 or pam@ lovejazzercise.com. !South Delta Secondary students going to New York are having a Zumba Dance Party Fundraiser on Friday, March 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. at SDSS featuring Zumba Vancouver instructor Tamara. Tickets are $15 adult/$10 student/$40 for group of four. For more info call 604-790-1906 or email email@example.com. Special Events !Holly School Family Market takes place Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Holly Elementary School, 4625-
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Indian kids were introduced to hockey by Southpointe Academy student Cairo Malhi and his brother Milan during a family trip over the Christmas holidays. The brothers, who were visiting the village their grandmother is from, left behind over 40 hockey sticks collected from Southpointe students and local hockey teams. On Jan. 5 they held a tournament with cash prizes. “On that day, all the players got to keep their sticks. When we return one day, we hope that road hockey will still be played in the village,” Cairo wrote in a submission for his school newsletter.
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The Rotary Club of Ladner presented a cheque for $1,900 to Tourism Delta last week. The funds will support the development of a new Tourism Delta website and a new community tourist map. Tourism Delta partnered with Rotary in December for the annual Rotary TV Auction. Shown are (from left): Mike Storey (Rotary), Kristin Bishop (Tourism Delta), Carlene Lewall (Tourism Delta) and Lyn Cameron (Rotary).
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It would have taken South Delta Minor Hockey’s own version of “Miracle on Ice” for the Bantam A1 Storm to advance to the next round of Pacific Coast playoffs but don’t tell that to Rob Rogers. The Storm’s head coach watched his upstart team drop a pair of games to perennial powerhouse North Shore Winter Club, including a 6-0 loss on Sunday at the Great Pacific Forum to conclude the four-point series. After finishing 11-7-2 in tier two league play, South Delta stunned everyone by eliminating provincial contender Seafair Islanders. That result set up an even greater challenge against a North Shore team that went 18-1-1 in tier one play. The Storm hung tough in the early going of the series opener in North Vancouver, before the hosts took over in a 6-2 win. It was more of the same 48 hours later. Rogers, who has coached provincial teams with B.C. Hockey’s Best Ever program, had come up with a game plan that he thought would make it a competitive series. “They are a good team but we talked at length about what we had to do and we just didn’t do it,” he said. “If we went out and executed and did what we are capable of doing then we see what would have happened. Obviously, it’s disappointing that we didn’t execute what we wanted to do. “Sure they read wherever about just how good of team they are. Yes, it is hard, but if they want to be successful players they have to be well prepared and follow what a team wants to do. “We can talk all we want but in the end of the day it comes back to the individual player and what he does for preparation.”
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mance,” continued Rogers. “Unfortunately for them, that’s the playoff format they are stuck with.” The strong post-season play at least proved South Delta was capable of being a competitive team in the Pacific Coast top tier. “We didn’t play very well in our placement round but we were better after Christmas,” Rogers added. “That’s the system and we have to live with it.”
next three (25-17, 25-16, 25-21). They will now represent B.C. at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) national championships in Moose Jaw — March 5-8. Douglas opened the provincials with a five-set marathon win over Vancouver Island University. Next was an impressive semi-final sweep of the No. 2 seed Camosun Chargers (25-21, 25-15, 25-21). Robson earned player of the game honours. He was later named to the
tournament all-star team. This will be Robson’s second and final trip to nationals after helping the Royals capture the provincial banner in 2012 and go on to earn runner-up national honours. The 2014 provincial championship marked the end of an impressive career for another Pacer alumni — Spencer Kyte — who helped Capilano win the B.C. title last year. The No. 4 seed Blues bowed out in the quarter-finals to the College of the Rockies.
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South Delta Storm bowed out of the Pacific Coast Bantam tier one playoffs after dropping a pair of games on the weekend to the North Shore Winter Club. After losing five previous meetings to Seafair, the Storm came up with clutch goaltending and enough timely goals to pull off the huge 3-2 sudden death playoff win. The Islanders had gone 15-3-2 in tier one play and were considered the biggest threats to the North Shore and Burnaby Winter Club programs. Seafair was the only team to beat North Shore in the regular season. “I think they had taken us a little lightly and we played hard with a good goaltending perfor-
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Pacer grads help Royals win provincial title A pair of former Delta Pacer standouts helped the Douglas College Royals capture last weekend’s PacWest men’s provincial volleyball championship at Capilano University. Fifth-year middle Andrew Robson and first-year outside hitter George Thompson helped the third seed Royals upset No. 1 Columbia Bible College Bearcats in Saturday’s title match. The Bearcats took the opening set 25-22 and the Royals responded by winning the
A20 The Delta Optimist February 26, 2014
Ice Hawks thrive on road to take series lead
Affiliate Colton Kroeker produced five goals and three assists in weekend wins while Mark Trotman netted OT winner With the way the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs are unfolding, the Delta Ice Hawks may be in no hurry to get back to the Ladner Leisure Centre. With the immediate future of their home rink uncertain after the collapse of the building’s east side stucco facade last Thursday, the Hawks focused on the task at hand in North Vancouver over the weekend to produce a pair of huge road wins.
Trailing the best-of-seven series after a 4-3 game one loss to the Wolfpack at the LLC, Delta came through with a 4-1 triumph on Friday night and followed it up 24 hours later with a 6-5 overtime thriller. Game four was slated for last night at Sungod Arena in North Delta. Hawks head coach Derek Chichak wasn’t kidding when he suggested affiliate players could have significant roles with his hockey
team come playoff time. Delta Wild U18 member Colton Kroeker has been nothing short of spectacular so far in the series. The Regina Pats prospect, who turned 17 last month, had a hat trick and one assist in the game two win, then added two more goals and two assists on Saturday. He has been inserted on the club’s top line, playing along side 2012-13 league scoring champion Mak Barden and
Connor Fortems. Kroeker is enjoying an outstanding season with the Wild in the Canadian School Sports Hockey League with 58 points, including 24 goals, in 28 games. Ironically, his Wild teammate from a year ago — Vancouver Giants prospect John Welsey — is a good bet to be named the league’s top rookie after leading the Richmond Sockeyes in regular season scoring.
To enjoy success in the playoffs it also takes unlikely heroes and Mark Trotman has been just that for his hometown team. After scoring just twice in 35 regular season games, the Ladner rookie has matched his season output in three playoff games, including the overtime winner Saturday. Brandon Gaunt, Barden and captain David Rudin had the other goals Saturday. Veteran goaltender Alex Anhert has got the call for all three games and was outstanding Friday, making 34 saves as the Wolfpack outshot Delta 35-27. Icing... Including three regular season games, the Ice Hawks have yet to lose to
Mark Trotman the Wolf Pack in regulation time at the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre with a 4-0-0-1 record. The second place Wolf Pack are now 12-10-2-0 at home this year and actually have a far better road record (15-6-0-2).
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Where and when does this take place? Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. How often do you participate? Every week! How long have you been involved? I have been teaching for over 15 years, and this is my fourth year at McKee. Why did you get involved in this activity? To get in shape & I love to dance. What do you like best about this activity? I couldn’t find a program I love more. It provides cardio, strengthening & stretching, all to music. It brings all ages & fitness levels together. It’s like a girls’ night out party at every class! How does it benefit your life? I love my new day job – every day is a great day! What other things do you do to keep active? Yoga, walking my Jack Russell terrier and I am an active volunteer in my community – participating in Jazz It Up for a Cure fundraising classes, pub nights, charity dinners, and more.
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Did you know that you can have fun while experiencing the value of health and fitness? Group exercise programs such as Jazzercise provide the opportunity for participants to come together not only for quality instruction and exercise, but also for social and community purposes. Participating in a sport or fitness class may introduce you to new people that share a common interest. When you combine an exercise program with people who have a passion for their community, great things can happen! For information on other social and fitness opportunities at McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, please call 604-946-1411 or drop by the customer service desk. For a full listing of Parks, Recreation & Culture programs and activities view Delta’s Spring Leisure Guide online now at www.delta.ca, call 604-952-3000 or visit your local recreation centre.
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