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New centre named after mayor Reach leaves Lois Jackson speechless when it announces facility will bear her name SANDOR GYARMATI

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Mayor Lois Jackson was left emotional and speechless at Delta council Monday after receiving a surprise honour from the Reach Child and Youth Development Society. Members of the society, supporters and friends, as well as members of the Kinsmen Club, were on hand to hear a presentation by Reach representatives, who then surprised the mayor by announcing that a child development centre now under construction in Ladner will be named the Lois Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children. Society president Donna Burke thanked the mayor and the Corporation of Delta for its pivotal support for the centre to help children with developmental disabilities. Located at Memorial Park, the 20,000-square-foot facility, which will also have a playground, will enable the society to double the number of children and youth with special needs it serves. “Delta’s support has been the


Lois Jackson, who is in her sixth term as mayor, was surprised Monday night when Reach announced the child development centre under construction in Ladner will be named the Lois Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children.

backbone of our project, allowing Reach to leverage your commitment with other donors and enabling Reach to close the door on our $5 million construction costs,” said Burke. Reach Foundation chair Denis Horgan said they’ve got roughly $600,000 still to go to furnish and equip the centre and hope to have it open by next fall. Jackson thanked those in attendance for the honour, saying they’re almost at the finish line. Reach, which also has satellite space at the North Delta Recreation Centre, is building the centre adjacent to the Ladner Pioneer Library on the former site of the Kinsmen House. It will offer therapy and counselling rooms, prevocational training, specialized lending libraries and an inclusive preschool with an accessible playground. It will also provide a new home for the Kinsmen Club of Ladner and Tsawwassen. Delta is providing a $1 million contribution towards the facility, along with additional provisions of land and services representing a further $1.3 million in value.

TFN could see huge windfall through taxes at new malls SANDOR GYARMATI

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The Tsawwassen First Nation could see itself reaping an even larger windfall from the Tsawwassen Mills regional shopping complex. According to National Public Relations, the 1.2-million-

square-foot mall, which opened two weeks ago at the corner of 52nd Street and Highway 17, attracted a whopping 284,000 visitors over its first six days. That’s a lot of shoppers paying GST and PST on purchases, but not all that money will head straight into government coffers because the TFN will hold onto a

portion of that tax revenue. The exact amount the First Nation government will keep and how much might flow to the roughly 400 members isn’t clear just yet, but tax dollars from Tsawwassen Mills, as well as the soon-to-open Tsawwassen Commons next door and other economic development projects,

could be huge. TFN CEO Tom McCarthy explained that under the TFN treaty, the First Nation has the ability to negotiate tax-sharing agreements with both Canada and B.C. with respect to GST and PST. “I can confirm that we are engaged in those negotia-

tions with Canada and British Columbia. This negotiation includes a discussion about what portion flows back to TFN from federal and provincial tax revenues,” he said. McCarthy said it’s too early to say what specific uses the TFN has in mind for that money. TREATY: see Page 4

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Public Hearing - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 The Municipal Council of The Corporation of Delta will hold a Public Hearing, in accordance with the Local Government Act, to consider the following proposed projects and related applications: Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Council Chamber Delta Municipal Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 A Council meeting is scheduled to immediately follow this Public Hearing in the event Council wishes to give further consideration to any projects at that time. Any persons who believe that their interest in property will be affected by the proposed projects shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the bylaws and/or proposed by the applications. 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 Corporation 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 Office of the Municipal Clerk no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

“Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7604 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RD1 Duplex Residential to RS7 Single Family (335 m2) Residential for Lot A and to RS6 Single Family (460 m2) Residential for Lot B in order to allow a two-lot subdivision and construction of a new single family dwelling with an in-ground basement on each lot and a secondary suite on Lot B only.

Project No. 5 Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit (LU007623) Location: 4755 51 Street, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 5 Applicant: Rod McFarlane Architect Inc. Telephone: 604-948-1388

Development Variance Permit LU007633 To vary Section 7.12 of Schedule A of “Delta Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 7162, 2015” by waiving the requirement for a driveway to be accessed off the road of the lower classification when a corner lot abuts roads with different classifications, in order to allow driveway access for proposed Lot B to be from 116 Street. Staff Contact: Stephanie Johnson – 604-946-3269


Web Location: October 3, 2016 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.01 Project No. 3 Application for Rezoning (LU007814) Location:

5725 Ladner Trunk Road, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 3

Applicant: Telephone:

Laura Slater 604-731-9053 Extension 109 Application for Rezoning in order to permit take-out food service accessory to a ‘Convenience Store’ use, and to bring the current use of the existing store on the subject property into conformity with its zoning.


Project No. 1 Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (LU007785) Location:

6625 60 Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 1


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Telephone: Proposal:

604-946-2643 Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit construction of a craft brewery building with accessory farm office and farm equipment storage.

MAP NO. 3 FILE NO. LU007814

“Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7582

MAP NO. 1 FILE NO. LU007785

To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from C4-A Service Station Commercial to Comprehensive Development Zone No. 472 in order to introduce ‘Restaurant, Take-Out’ as a permitted use, accessory to a ‘Convenience Store’ and limited to 15 percent of the floor area of the commercial unit. Staff Contact: Robin Pallett – 604-946-3355 Web Location: September 12, 2016 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.04

“Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7570 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning 2,508 m2 portion of the subject property fronting 60 Avenue (shown shaded and marked “Subject Area CD470” on the map) from A1 Agriculture to Comprehensive Development Zone No. 470 in order to allow construction of a craft brewery with accessory farm office and farm equipment storage. Development Variance Permit LU007785 To vary Part 5, Section 33 of “Delta Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 7162, 2015” in order to waive road improvement to the local road standard and ornamental street lighting, underground electrical and telecommunications servicing and ducting requirements along the 60 Avenue frontage to accept the current condition. Staff Contact: Alex Cauduro – 604-952-3163 Web Location: September 12, 2016 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.07 Project No. 2 Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (LU007633) Location: 11588 82 Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 2 Applicant: Sheldon and Shalendra Naicker Telephone: 604-761-5181 Proposal: Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of two single family MAP NO. 2 residential lots. FILE NO. LU007633

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Project No. 4 Application for Rezoning (LU007813) Location:

11199 84 Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 4

Applicant: Telephone:

Laura Slater 604-731-9053 Extension 109 Application for Rezoning in order to permit take-out food service accessory to a ‘Convenience Store’ use, and to bring the current use of the existing store on the subject property into conformity with its zoning.


Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit in order to permit construction of a mixed-use commercial/ residential building. “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7568 To amend the land use designation for the subject property in the Future Land Use Plan in Schedule A of the Official Community Plan from MR Multi-Unit Residential to MU Mixed-Use. To amend the MU(H)5 Mixed Use (Heritage)5 land use designation for the subject property in the Ladner Future Land Use Plan in Schedule B.3 of the Official Community Plan by allowing a MAP NO. 5 residential density of 106 units FILE NO. LU007623 per hectare (43 units per acre) and a height of three storeys. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7569 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from C1 Core Commercial to Comprehensive Development Zone No. 469 in order to allow the development of a three-storey mixed use building with two non-retail commercial units on the ground floor and six residential units above. Comprehensive Development Zone No. 469 would also allow for a maximum building height of 9.9 m to the top of a flat roof and 11 m to the top of the parapet or cornice and a reduced parking standard to require a total of seven parking spaces for this development. Development Variance Permit LU007623 To vary Section 7.2 and Part 5 Section 33 of “Delta Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 7162, 2015” in order to accept the current road widths by: • Waiving the required 2 m to 3 m wide dedication along the 47A Avenue frontage; • Waiving the dedication needed to provide a lane width of 3.8 m; and • Waiving the requirement for a 6 m X 6 m corner truncation and dedication at the intersection of 51 Street and 47A Avenue (northeast corner of the site). Development Permit LU007623 To regulate the form and character of the proposed development. Staff Contact: Susan Elbe – 604-946-3389 Web Location: September 12, 2016 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.05

MAP NO. 4 FILE NO. LU007813

“Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7581 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from C2 Commercial Local to Comprehensive Development Zone No. 471 in order to introduce ‘Restaurant, Take-Out’ as a permitted use, accessory to a ‘Convenience Store’ and limited to 15 percent of the floor area of the commercial unit. Staff Contact: Robin Pallett – 604-946-3355 Web Location: September 12, 2016 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.06

Additional Information Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant documentation may be inspected until Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Municipal Hall: Community Planning and Development Department Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday (except statutory holidays) 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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 after the Public Hearing has concluded.

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Storms fail to pack punch Delta takes precautions but escapes relatively unscathed over weekend IAN JACQUES

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An expected dose of heavy rain and high winds didn’t materialize as expected Saturday with little, if any, damage reported in Delta. “We were very fortunate. We had the emergency operations centre up and running when the winds were ramping up very intensely Saturday late afternoon, but fortunately as were tracking this storm, the eye of the storm sat right over Delta and Surrey and outlying areas of Vancouver and Richmond, so we missed it by about 30 to 40 kilometres,” said Delta CAO George Harvie. “We had about 30 staff from engineering ready to go in and clear fallen trees and debris, but we had only three downed trees and no other damage was reported.” As a precaution, the municipality closed off pedestrian access to the Delta Nature Reserve, Ladner Harbour, Fred Gingell and Watershed parks as well as beach access points. Pedestrian access to the Delta Nature Reserve, Ladner Harbour, Fred Gingell


Fred Gingell Park on English Bluff Road in Tsawwassen was one of a handful of parks closed by the Corporation of Delta as a precautionary measure. and Watershed parks was restored by 9 a.m. Monday. “A lot of trees came down in other municipalities and falling branches, so as a precaution we wanted to ensure that the public didn’t go into any of those areas,” said Harvie.

On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, municipal crews were out in force in the Boundary Bay and Beach Grove areas getting sandbags in place and installing temporary flood protection berms. Harvie said no flood-

ing was reported in any of those areas. “Normal precautions are now in place. Overall, we were very lucky and it might have changed had that eye of the storm not been over us,” he said. The high winds did cancel all ferry sailings from

Tsawwassen from 3 p.m. onwards Saturday. Ferry service resumed on all routes Sunday. At the height of the storm, tens of thousands of power outages were reported across the Lower Mainland, but Delta was spared for the most part.

First Commons tenant to open tomorrow Canadian Tire followed by Petsmart next week; Walmart and Rona in January SANDOR GYARMATI

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Several retailers at Tsawwassen Commons are about open their doors. The 550,000-squarefoot outdoor mall, located across the street from the recently opened Tsawwassen Mills, will see the Canadian Tire store open tomorrow. It’s a so-called “soft opening” with grand opening celebrations planned for Thursday, Nov. 3. Petsmart will open its doors next Monday, Oct. 24 with grand opening celebrations set to take place Sat, Oct. 29. Nando’s Chicken is set to open in the second week of November. David Coon, director


The first of approximately 100 tenants is scheduled to open its doors at Tsawwassen Commons tomorrow. of leasing for Property Development Group, the developer behind the mall, told the Optimist

that fixtures are now being installed at a Dollarama that’s expected to open prior to Christmas. He

said Walmart and Rona are scheduled to open in January. Staples, HomeSense

and Mark’s will open next spring. Coon said he’s close to announcing another tenant that will occupy a 7,000-square-foot space. With about 100 stores, Tsawwassen Commons is expected to be fully open by summer 2017. A few of the other tenants are Kin’s Farm Market, which will open a second South Delta location at the mall, as well as Metro Liquor, Quiznos, Wings Tap and Grill, A&W, Wendy’s and Starbucks, with the latter three all offering drive-thru locations. Once all the stores are open at both malls, their combined retail footprint will rival the size of the Metrotown shopping centre in Burnaby.

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Treaty provides ability for TFN to collect tax

CONTINUED from Page 1 The Optimist reported in 2007, when the TFN’s historic urban treaty was about to be ratified by members, they were told a significant portion of taxes from non-members on treaty settlement lands would flow to the TFN. Much of the discussion at the time surrounded property taxes as well as how many years it would take for TFN members to lose their tax exempt status. There wasn’t any talk about shopping malls back then as it would be another four years before the TFN government came to tentative deals with Ivanhoe Cambridge and Property Development Group for the two malls. A document, also at the time, stated, “The issue will be: how can TFN manage all the wealth that will flow from the treaty.” While the TFN stands to collect revenues from each mall purchase, ironically, any First Nations person with a sales tax exempt card is finding the card isn’t good at Tsawwassen Mills. That’s because the

tax assessment for Tsawwassen lands, so the amount paid goes up as the property assessment goes up, and FILE PHOTO the mall represents a very Tsawwassen Mills had a busy first significant week. increase. Fire promall is not on former reserve land but treaty set- tection is a fee-for-service arrangement, so the TFN tlement land handed over by the Crown, according to pays for every response. As far as traffic manthe TFN. agement, all costs for the TFN members will opening weekend were eventually lose their sales considered a “special tax exemption, even on project” for Delta police, former reserve land, so they were billed to because of treaty, seeing Ivanhoe Cambridge. That that benefit phased out by will be the case for all trafMay 2017. Their exempfic management requiretion for income and propments, McCarthy said. erty taxes will be phased Delta CAO George out at a later date. Harvie concurred, noting Meanwhile, the any calls above the regular Corporation of Delta isn’t service contract, such as being left to foot the bill traffic problems or serifor police and emergency ous incidents at the First services costs incurred by Nation, are billed to the the TFN or the mall. TFN or the mall. He added McCarthy explained he’s satisfied Delta is getpolice costs in the TFN ting a fair deal with the agreement with Delta arrangement. are based on the total


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Delta firefighters used their new pet oxygen kits to help save a pair of dogs rescued from a kitchen fire in North Delta earlier this month. The department received the kits through a donation from the Delta Scottsdale Lions Club in May and up until now had not had the opportunity to put them into action. Deputy fire Chief Paul Scholfield said the kits passed with flying colours. “It’s a pretty amazing tool,” Scholfield said. “In the past we would have had to make-shift a human oxygen mask, which really doesn’t work well on dogs. These masks made a big difference. This actual mask fits right over the dog’s snout, so they are getting 100 per cent oxygen, which in this case brought these dogs back to life.” Scholfield said the fire was called in on the evening of Oct. 7. Delta bylaw officer Leon Farrell, who made sure the lone female


A firefighter administers oxygen to one of two dogs rescued from a North Delta house fire. occupant of the building was evacuated, first noticed the fire. “The woman was pretty panicked and tried to get back into the building to save her pets, but the bylaw officer held her back fearing for her safety,” Scholfield said. “He did a great job and should be commended for his actions.” When firefighters arrived they quickly knocked down the kitchen fire and brought out the two dogs and two cats. One cat was deceased; the other cat was alive, while the two dogs were in

severe respiratory distress. “One dog started perking up right away from the oxygen while the other dog took quite a while before it did come around,” Scholfield said. “Around an hour later Delta Animal Services and a veterinarian technician took over and both dogs are expected to make a full recovery.” Scholfield said the department is very thankful for the donation and the fact it now has this specialized equipment at its disposal. “We are pretty excited about the kits and how they worked.”

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A familiar face in Delta education circles will now be running things in the controversial Vancouver School District. Former Delta superintendent Dianne Turner has been appointed as the official trustee to replace the entire Vancouver school board. Education Minister Mike Bernier made the announcement Monday after he fired all nine of the elected trustees. “Parents in Vancouver and the province are counting on Ms. Turner to end the continuing turmoil that has dominated the Vancouver school board for too long,” Bernier said in a statement. Citing a misplaced focus

Dianne Turner on political tactics rather than responsible stewardship, the minister outlined a number of concerns regarding the Vancouver board, which failed to pass a balanced budget in June despite being required by law to do so. The firing came despite a budget meeting scheduled for that evening, the minister say-

ing he’s lost confidence in the board. He noted the results of an audit raised additional concerns. Turner, who will assume all the duties required of a board of education, including conducting public meetings, will be in the position for a year with the option to extend. Earlier this year, Turner, who had been the Delta district superintendent since 2010, was hired by the ministry as chief educator for B.C. Turner, a former principal in the Vancouver school system, spent eight years in Delta, first as assistant superintendent and then as superintendent. The Delta district noted she has been a fierce advocate for learner success and innovative teaching.

Charity contacts police after expensive bracelet is placed in its donation box The Delta Police Department is seeking the owner of an expensive piece of jewelry. A Ladner charity reported last month that a gold bracelet with diamonds had been placed in its donation box within the last few weeks and is concerned it may have donated inadvertently, according to police. “This bracelet is unique

in design and is of significant value,” states a police media release. The charity has asked not to be named, noted Delta police spokesperson Sharlene Brooks. Police are attempting to identify the owner of the bracelet to determine whether it was intentionally donated. “The bracelet is unique enough that the owner

would be able to provide police with sufficient descriptors to prove ownership,” the release states. Police request the owner to call 604-9464411 and ask for Const. John Smith or Sgt. Mo Parry quoting file number 16-19953. If the owner isn’t identified, the bracelet will be accepted as a donation, police say.

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Hospice urging FHA to be cautious Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) service could impact how palliative care is perceived SANDOR GYARMATI

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All the good work by palliative care providers could be badly damaged by how federal legislation legalizing medically-assisted death is implemented, warns Delta Hospice Society executive director Nancy Macey. Making a presentation at the Fraser Health board public meeting at the Delta Town & Country Inn last Wednesday, Macey urged the health authority to proceed cautiously when implementing a new program of doctor-assisted death for those with an incurable illness. Parliament passed the legislation this June, following a landmark Supreme Court of Canada ruling last year that struck down the ban on physician-assisted dying on the grounds it violated Canadians’ charter rights. “We know that it’s law for medical assistance in dying, there’s no question about that, but it’s really a question about how we implement it in Fraser


Delta Hospice Society executive director Nancy Macey told the Fraser Health board that medically assisted suicide, if not implemented properly, could harm other palliative care services. Health,” Macey cautioned. She told the board many people put off seeking end of life support and the perception that medicallyassisted deaths would be carried out at palliative care facilities operated by groups like Delta Hospice would create even more

trepidation, and even mistrust, which could erode programs. “People at home would avoid access to the program, which they already do, will not have 24-hour access to symptom management or caregivers to help transfer, toilet and


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she said. Noting there appears to be a lack of transparency and consultation as discussions are only occurring at senior levels, Macey said in order to avoid confusion there needs to be a clear distinction between what’s

provided at her society’s Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care in Ladner and the health region’s evolving Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) service. That service is better suited at separate designated facilities that still offer patients support and dignity, she said. Adding faith-based groups might also be reluctant to involve themselves with her society if it had to provide medically assisted deaths, Macey presented the board a petition with over 3,000 signatures gathered by a physician. Fraser Health said the board has been discussing the matter but no decision would be made at this time, noting the legislation states no person would be forced to provide or help to provide medical assistance in dying. At last week’s FHA meeting, board member John Bethal told Macey they don’t want to rush to any decisions, which is why they want to go through a careful process.

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oday marks the two-week anniversary for Tsawwassen Mills, and after a crazy opening stretch, we’re already seeing things, thankfully, normalize at the mall at the Tsawwassen First Nation. When the massive centre opened on Oct. 5, it was a given that shoppers would flock from far and wide to see what it was all about. Whether they were there for the deals, to check out stores making their initial foray into B.C. or just to see what 1.2 million square feet of retail space looks like, it was undoubtedly going to be a madhouse. Opening day wasn’t too bad from a traffic standpoint, but that first weekend, particularly the Saturday, was such a nightmare that Delta police officers had to step in to try and keep things moving. The numbers for the opening week were staggering: Approximately 284,000 shoppers visited the mall over its first six days, according to figures from developer Ivanhoe Cambridge, which is more than 47,000 per day on average, or almost equivalent to the population of Tsawwassen and Ladner. The chaos that ensued had many worried the new norm around here would be plugged highways, jammed parking lots and spillover into residential neighbourhoods, but as much as the opening week was wild, it was also likely to be an anomaly. Like border crossings or ferry terminals on summer long weekends, there are times when malls are ridiculously busy, and opening weekend for B.C.’s biggest collection of outlet stores would certainly qualify as one of those times. Throw in the fact shoppers were still trying to figure out the best way to get to, and around, the mall and it’s no surprise gridlock ensued. From various accounts, the mall’s second weekend was busy, but not anywhere near as silly as the opener, so we’re already seeing things calm down. That’s not to say we’re out of the woods just yet, with Black Friday, Christmas season and Boxing Day all on the horizon. And that doesn’t even take into account Tsawwassen Commons, the 100-store strip mall due to open across the street from Tsawwassen Mills in the coming months that will bring its own share of traffic to the party. It’s a new reality, that’s for sure, but the impacts, at least traffic-wise, will only show up intermittently.

Find peaceful coexistence by understanding our wildlife


t’s a jungle out there, and I’m not talking about the traffic jam in the Tsawwassen Mills parking lot. The jungle is my neighbourhood and a recent evening walk with my dog Rosie proved it. That night the animal kingdom revealed itself immediately after I closed the garden gate. Across the street a skunk scurried under a bush and by the pungent smell in the air, I knew it had just sprayed a potential predator. Two blocks away I spotted a family of raccoons sprinting from one garden to the next scavenging for food. Minutes later a great blue heron announced it was heading for bed, croaking like a demon as it glided high above me onto the branch of a giant fir tree. On the home stretch I was stunned to see a large coyote running right in front of me. I was transfixed by its lean, muscular body as it accelerated down the street, fading into the evening light. In 20 minutes I encountered four urban species of wildlife. While I may be in awe of these urban critters that surround us, for most people they are more of a frustration than fascination. My neighbour is justifiably upset that a resident of Beach

Community Comment INGRID ABBOTT

Grove is religiously feeding raccoons every night at 8 p.m. This is not cool, it threatens our pets and encourages raccoons to produce more litters. Whoever you are, stop doing this. Then there is property damage due to urban critters. My next door neighbour installed an electronic ultrasound pest repeller to keep hungry raccoons from pulling back his new sod so they can search for grubs. It worked. The chafer beetle, which crows and skunks also like to eat, is on the march to South Delta so be prepared to defend your lawn. Coyotes are naturally scared of people but not your pets. A few years ago a dog was attacked by a coyote in Ladner Harbour Park

and almost died. Keep your pets indoors at night and report coyote sightings to your neighbours so they know they are in your area. Black squirrels torment Rosie while they ravage our hazelnut tree for four weeks in late summer, leaving a terrible mess. Rats scurry along our fences while we enjoy outdoor eating and nest in our bushes. Pesky crows love to dislodge garbage cans and spew mess all over the road on garbage day. These are small tribulations in the bigger picture of responsible stewardship towards urban critters. Respect, patience and a peaceful coexistence are the goals. The SPCA recommends animal proofing your home by sealing up decks and entrances into your homes, sheds and barns. Never feed, relocate or poison animals, they deserve better. My dog is my bridge to the natural world and so are the animals that live beside us in our neighbourhoods. Understanding their behaviour and adapting to their world is the best we can do so I can enjoy my jungle. I’ll take it over the concrete one any day. Ingrid Abbott is a freelance writer and broadcaster who loves wildlife from afar.

October 19, 2016 The Delta Optimist A9



Riding already has capable MLA

Editor: Re: Liberals set sights on Delta South, Oct. 12 I could hardly believe my eyes when I read the article. What caught my attention was the statement attributed to Premier Christy Clark: “She said Hamilton has done a tremendous job representing both North Delta and South Delta....” So just what is it that Scott Hamilton has done for South Delta? We have a most capable and intelligent MLA in Vicki Huntington. Huntington brings up issues of concerns to her constituents

in South Delta and has the freedom to speak out in the legislature without need to receive the approval of a party leader to do so. She and her staff ably represent the interests of her constituents. It is notable that some of Hamilton’s constituents contact Huntington’s constituency office for assistance. This is an unfortunate reflection on Hamilton and his constituency office. MLAs are elected to not only participate in the overall affairs of the legislature but also to represent the interests of their con-

stituency. From where I sit, Hamilton has been insinuating himself, without permission, into provincial matters that affect South Delta. Huntington is a person who acts in the interests of the majority of her electorate. It is my intention to work for and support Huntington in the next election. Please remember that an MLA of the governing party, or whatever party, is not free to speak in the legislature without the approval of that party to do so. Anita den Dikken



Thank you for making me carrier of the month. I have met some really nice people on my route. I thought I would never get carrier of the month. I would like to thank my mom for encouraging me. I do this job to make people happy not just for the money but I’m saving up for a computer so the savings do help. I’m an 11 year old boy in grade 6 though people think I’m younger. I want to say thank you to the people on 58 St., 58 A St., Coleman place and 58 B St. and the Delta Optimist for making this the best first job ever - Ayden ‘‘OUR TRUNK SHOW IS BETTER THAN EVER!!!

‘Grey matter’ hard at work in community WITH OUR “MULTI-PAIR” OFFER Editor: conducted, the communisively by the 50+. Re: Ageism is so prevaties will be awestruck to Having imbibed the life OFF OFF lent people are unaware learn how much seniors experiences through grow-

it’s happening, Community Comment, Oct. 12 We found ML Burke’s insightful article in your paper regarding ageism interesting. She wisely notes that each one of us begins aging as soon as we are born because the alternative is disastrous. This phenomenon also contributes tremendously towards the progression of humanity and society in general. Any time, if a survey is

contribute to the communities they reside in through volunteering, raising funds for charitable organizations, and helping raise the next generation by imparting their wisdom, values and being role models. In Ladner, the seniors are running all aspects of the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre and what a treasure chest it is, offering varied programs organized and run exclu-

ing up, raising families, employment, etc., it will be hard to imagine the depth and breadth of collective “grey matter” perpetually at work in all aspects of our communities and, if anything, aging is an awesome process to be respected and cherished. Amar Dhillon Secretary McKee House Seniors Society McKee Seniors Recreation Centre









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More Red Nosers needed for holidays

With its first night just over a month away, local safe driving service needs more volunteers Operation Red Nose is putting out a call to all past and new volunteers to help keep our roads safe this holiday season. Since 2002, the Delta Gymnastics Society, in partnership with ICBC, Richmond RCMP and Delta police, has hosted the award-winning program in Delta and Richmond to provide safe

rides home over the holiday season. This year’s service will be provided from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Nov. 25 and 26, and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 31. “We are so fortunate to have many seasoned volunteers that return year after year to help us out, but as the demand grows, we need to continue to

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recruit new volunteers,” said Carlene Lewall, Operation Red Nose coordinator. “We would like to encourage couples, coworkers or friends to come one night and drive people to and from your community. It is a fun and rewarding experience as you are actively giving back to keep your neighbours safe.” Volunteers are needed in the dispatch office, as drivers and navigators. All volunteers are required to complete a criminal record check prior to participating in the program at no cost to the volunteer. Training is provided so no experience is necessary. To learn more about


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Carlene Lewall is the coordinator for Operation Red Nose in Delta and Richmond. Operation Red Nose, an orientation session is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn at 7 p.m. There is also an orientation each night prior to driving.

Operation Red Nose was founded in Quebec in 1984 to combat impaired driving and at the same time it supports amateur sport in our communities. The Operation Red Nose goal is to make sure anyone

who has been drinking, or is too tired, does not drive. By simply calling the dispatch number, a team of three volunteers will pick you and your vehicle up from your event and take you home safely. By offering a completely safe, free, confidential way to get home, lives are saved on our roadways. “We could not operate this program without our valuable volunteers,” said Lewall. “Last year we had 392 volunteers who did 592 rides. Volunteers are the basic ingredient for this excellent program to function. The added benefit is that through this service we benefit both the communities in which we live and we contribute toward amateur sports to benefit youth.” All donations go to amateur sport. To get involved, call Delta Gymnastics at 604943-0460 or email orn@ operationrednosedelta. com. Volunteer applications are also available on the web at

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Are you prepared for the big one? This Thursday, residents across the province, including here in Delta, will get the chance to take part in the Great British Columbia ShakeOut. The ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: “Drop, cover and hold on.” The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage residents, communi-

ties, schools and organizations to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies. The Corporation of Delta will be participating in the Shakeout at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 and is encouraging all Delta residents to also take part. There are more than 660,000 people across B.C. already registered. Delta invites residents and community organizations to get involved and to register at:

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Going retro will make for unique Halloween With costumes getting stranger with every passing year, it just might be time to go old school

Living Matters


The last time I went to a Halloween party — perhaps when I was 20 — I think I dressed as Batgirl. Either that, or Minnie Mouse. Or Raggedy Ann. Or Mary Poppins. I really can’t recall. But I do remember thinking that my getup was downright brilliant. After all, as a kid, I could never think outside the costume box. I was a witch one year, a ghost the next, and a witch again the following year. I was horribly costume challenged. Thing is, there are no longer any ghosts out there, at least among the 20-something set. Today, when partygoers want to

turn heads, they leave the sheets Thing is, in the linen closet there are no and turn into toothlonger any brushes. Or pencil sharpeners. Or fireghosts out bugs. there, at least A pirate is so among the pedestrian. A spice rack, not so much. 20-something “We should dress set. up this Halloween,” I said to the husband. “I know we that sounds awfully sticky.” haven’t been invited I contemplated the to a party, but we could options. always throw one.” “Perhaps a piece of key “I’ve always been bad at lime pie?” I said. “But costumes,” said the husthat would also be sticky. band. I know, how about a hot True enough. As a kid, the husband had done the dog?” The husband scratched rotating ghost and devil his chin. thing for years. Not once “You may have somehad he been a toothbrush. thing there,” he said. “You Never had he been a firecould get a poodle cosbug. tume and put some water “It’s not too late to on your face so it looks like get with the program!” I you’re sweating.” informed him. “I could I nodded. easily be, um, a sewing “No idea where I’d get machine!” a poodle costume,” I said. “Really?” he said. “And heck, I don’t even I thought about it. like poodles. What about “OK, perhaps not easyou?” ily,” I said. “But maybe a The ghost-devil banana split?” “I applaud your resolve,” appeared to draw a blank. “You could be a bath said the husband. “But

puff,” I suggested. “Or a cat scratching post.” “What’s a bath puff?” he asked. “And no to the post thing. I do not want cats scratching me. That would

completely wreck my time at the party.” We looked at each other, pondering. “I just want us to have costumes that no one else

will have,” I said. And with that, a light bulb went on. I didn’t have the poodle gear, but I had a closet full of sheets.

Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Society 7050 120 Street, Surrey, British Columbia V3W 3M8 Tel: (604) 598-1300 Fax: (604) 594-1669 October 19, 2016 NOTICE OF ANNUAL AND SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING Dear Members: TAKE NOTICE that the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Society (the “Society”) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) and a Special General Meeting (“SGM”) on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Society premises located at 7050 120th Street, Surrey, British Columbia. The AGM and SGM will take place in the Darbar Hall of the Society. If the Darbar Hall becomes full, additional meeting space will be provided in the Langar Hall and the Gallery. The AGM will begin at 2:00pm. The SGM will take place promptly following the adjournment of the AGM. The AGM and SGM will have the following purposes: (1) to receive the financial statements of the Society for the financial year ended December 31, 2015; (2) to consider and, if thought appropriate, pass the special resolution (the “Special Resolution”), the full text of which is attached; and (3) to transact such further or other business as may properly come before the AGM and SGM or any adjournment or adjournments thereof. The financial statements of the Society are available for perusal at the Society’s office which is located at the above-noted address.

Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Society 7050 120 Street, Surrey, British Columbia V3W 3M8 Tel: (604) 598-1300 Fax: (604) 594-1669

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SPECIAL RESOLUTION FINANCING WHEREAS: 1. On or about November 10, 2013, the Society passed a members resolutions to authorize the Society to borrow from the Toronto-Dominion Bank (the “Bank”) the principal amount THREE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars ($3,400,000.00), with interest at the rate of Prime Plus 5.750% percent per annum, and grant a mortgage and other security for the loans owed by the Society to the Bank. 2. The Society granted a mortgage is or is about to become liable to the Toronto-Dominion Bank (the “Bank”) in respect of an indebtedness and/or liability of the Society for a mortgage in for the principal amount THREE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND dollars ($3,400,000.00), with interest at the rate of Prime Plus 5.750% percent per annum (the “Mortgage”), which Mortgage was registered against the lands situated in the City of Surrey, in the Province of British Columbia, located at 7050-120th Street, legally described as PID: 018-339-361 Lot A, Except: Part On Plan BCP17678 Section 18 Township 2 New Westminster District Plan LMP11269 (the “Property”), owned by the Society. 3. The Society requires additional funds for its use and purposes and has asked the Bank to loan to the Society additional funds. 4. The Bank requires that the Mortgage be amended to increase the Principal Amount to $5,000,000.00 (Five Million Dollars). RESOLVED AS A SPECIAL RESOLUTION that the Society pass the following resolutions: (1) The Society borrows from the Bank the additional funds up to FIVE MILLION DOLLARS ($5,000,000.00), with interest at the rate of Prime Plus 5.750% percent per annum; (2) The Society amends the Mortgage to change the principal amount to $5,000,000.00; (3) The Society guarantees payment to the Bank of all principal, interest, and costs under the loans; (4) The Society executes and delivers all documents required by the Bank, in such forms and containing such terms, covenants, provisos and conditions as are satisfactory to or required by them, including without limitation a first mortgage, assignment of rents, a security agreement and any priority agreement as required; and (5) The Society authorizes any three directors of the Society to execute on behalf of the Society, and if required by the Bank or otherwise considered necessary, to affix the seal of the Society to, and to deliver to the Bank, the loan documents together with such changes and such incidental and ancillary instruments as may be required by the Bank and approved by the person or persons executing the loan documents on behalf of the Society.

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KidSport to benefit from fundraiser at Triple O’s

Triple O’s seventh annual KidSport Day takes place at 37 restaurants throughout the province, including two in Delta, this Friday. The fundraiser helps financially under-privileged kids gain life skills like teamwork and selfconfidence from participating in organized sports. Donations cover annual sports registration fees for kids 18 and under, and all dollars raised go back to kids in the local community. On KidSport Day, Triple O’s will donate a loonie from the sale of every combo to KidSport chapters across B.C., so support stays in those cities and towns. Guests also have the opportunity to lend their support by making donations at Triple O’s restaurants leading up to the big day. Since 2010, Triple O’s has raised $191,650 and helped nearly 500 kids. This year, Triple O’s is aiming to beat last year’s

tally of $52,650 and help 150 local kids in need. Every $400 raised provides one B.C. child the opportunity to play team sports for a full year. The Delta locations — 9628 Highway 10 and 8579 Scott Rd. — raised $1,723.56 last year, a total they’re hoping to surpass on Friday. “Triple O’s guests continue to show their team spirit by generously supporting young B.C. athletes who might otherwise be left on the sidelines,” said White Spot and Triple

O’s president Warren Erhart. “Every year we shoot a little higher, and this year is no exception.” “Triple O’s has a proven track record of providing much-needed financial support to our organization through their amazing fundraiser,” said Pete Quevillon, director of KidSport BC. “Every year, Triple O’s guests from all corners of the province give our young athletes a chance to play organized sports, right in the communities where funds are raised.”

THANK YOU DELTA! We warmly thank the community of Delta, the Delta Optimist, the Corporation of Delta, KinVillage Community Centre and everyone who participated in making the second annual Delta Cup DanceSport Gala even more successful than the first. Through your support we were able to provide donations valued at $2,175 to assist the work of KinVillage. See you next year, October 6-8, 2017!

A big thank you to our many gracious sponsors who made this spectacular event possible Financial sponsors: Mr. Junji Kanai Andy & Wendy Wong Jean Holmes Roger & Sherry Everett Kelly Moffett Dave & Jenny Stumpo

Perpetual Trophy sponsors: Roger & Sherry Everett Paul & Kathleen Vanderwood Joachim Fischer & Marnie Eastman Yelena Yermolenko

George & Wendy Pytlik The Flower Shop in the Village David Huang, RMT Conant Liu Jean Holmes Avalon Dance Shop

JC Dance Co David Marasigan Fiesta DanceSport Club Victoria & Igor Dianov Gillian Roberts Cathie Learmonth

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Tannis Goodfellow says the new app was designed by experts and refined by customers. from across Canada that used the product and provided feedback as the company put the finishing touches on the app. “We like to say that this product was designed by the experts and refined by our customers,” added Goodfellow. “Trial participants were clear about the importance of having access to all of their video content in one spot, and making that experience really simple to navigate.” With Eastlink Stream,

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As a business planning advisor, I meet with lots of entrepreneurs full of ideas and energy. They’re always excited to share their dreams and vision for their business. But when I dig a bit deeper and ask questions about how they’ll accomplish their goals, I often hear responses like, “I have it all worked out in my mind,” “I’m not sure how I’ll do that,” “I still need to think more about that,” and, “I didn’t consider that.” Unfortunately, not all challenges can be resolved on the go. There are many actions entrepreneurs need to take to actually take their great idea to the next level, such as reflecting, evaluating and writing their plans, to ensure their business succeeds. Taking the time to think, analyse and write down your business plan is not only important for the business planning phase, it’s also vital for reflecting and learning during the start-up and growth journey. It will also help you develop your business along the way, from streamlining your operations, getting new clients and assessing your finances, among other great benefits. Here are seven business plan tips: 1. Focus, Focus, Focus Chances are, if you’re just starting off, you have dozens of great ideas

about your business, from marketing campaigns to operations. But the most important thing to do when you’re first writing a business plan is to focus. Take your time when you’re writing your business plan. Avoid distractions, find a quiet place and pay attention to the task at hand. When you’re ready, write down all your ideas on paper so they’re all right in front of you. Writing everything down in a focused way will allow you to run through all your great ideas in an organized and purposeful manner, which will help you move forwards on to the next step. 2. Evaluate Your Ideas Take the time to analyze and review the great ideas that you’ve written down, and then place them in order of most important to least important for starting your business off right. It will help you identify the resources your ideas will require and the time it’ll take to implement them. It will also help you realize how much you can do at once. 3. Go for It Being able to prioritize your ideas and plan out their needs will help you to define and set firm goals in your business plan. Make sure your goals are achievable, measurable and timely, too. Having goals firmly written down will focus your actions and give you direction. It takes a little effort, but it’s worth it — more certainty and less doubt will make you a more con-

fident entrepreneur. Now that you have your goals, it’s time to take action. Take your business plan, get the resources you need and go for it with your business. 4. Review Now take the time to go back and review the results of your plans. Compare the achievements with your goals. 5. Learn Did you achieve what you planned? If not, what did you learn from it? Were there any unexpected results? 6. Celebrate Success! This is the best step of any business, and one that we usually forget to do. Celebrate every one of your successes, whether it was learning something new or that you’re moving towards your business goals. Success comes in many forms. 7. Rewrite, Redo, Repeat Take what you’ve learned, and then write your new goals down, make a plan and move forward. Remember, starting a business isn’t an easy undertaking, so putting aside a little time to build a solid business plan will ensure you launch and manage your new business in the best way possible. If you have more questions or would like more information on how to write a business plan that works for you, reach out to me, Laura Aveledo, by booking an appointment through smallbusinessbc. ca.

Small business in the spotlight

October is Small Business Month in B.C., a time to recognize the contributions entrepreneurs and small business owners make towards the economy and our local communities. This year is extra special because it marks the 10th anniversary of Small Business Month in our province. To celebrate, Small Business BC and the provincial government have partnered to offer more than 30 seminars, webinars and Ask the Expert sessions to choose from this month. Space is limited. Visit • Small Business BC, the province’s premier resource for entrepreneurs, and the Insurance Bureau of Canada have now opened nominations and voting for the 14th Annual Small Business BC Awards. The largest small business awards competition in the province, the program recognizes the outstanding achievements of B.C.’s entrepreneurs and celebrates the contributions new and existing businesses registered in B.C., with fewer than 50 employees, make to their local communities and the global economy. The winners will be announced at a ceremony next February. More details on the awards can be found at

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Q: The market seems to be changing. Is this a

As fall approaches, what is your opinion on the “flu” shot? A: Thanks for this question: I am a firm believer in the influenza

vaccine as one of the preventative measures to keep yourself healthy this fall/winter. The vaccination, along with good hand hygiene, getting enough rest, avoiding contact (whenever possible) with those that are ill and good nutrition are all important steps to minimize your risk of contracting influenza. Last year there were over 37,000 confirmed cases of influenza in Canada, 5300 of these required hospitalization and 270 deaths were directly caused by influenza. These figures are considered very low as complications/infections/deaths indirectly related to influenza were not counted. The vaccination will be available starting in mid-October and is provided at no cost to many. The vaccine contents change each year; this is why we recommend an annual immunization. There are a few different types of influenza vaccinations available this year, come and see me to determine which would be the most effective one for you. “Who Cares? I Do” is not just a slogan – it is THE reason Paul Gibbons, Pharmacist/Owner at the Medicine Shoppe in Tsawwassen, looks forward to helping you every day.

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The South Delta market has certainly experienced some interesting times over the last year. Until recent months, it has been a strong Seller’s market due to a combination of high demand and low inventory. As a result, prices soared and the buying environment became very competitive. However, just this summer, a new gov’t imposed tax to foreign buyers and now most recently (as of this week), Garrett Chu tougher lending rules, have changed the landscape of the real estate Vice President market by limiting the amount of available funds in the marketplace. We are now seeing a definitive Buyer’s market in the detached segment with sales to active listing ratios dipping below 10% in September. To put this into perspective, fewer than 10 homes out of 100 active listings are RE/MAX Progroup Realty selling each month and inventory is approximately double what it was 5360 12th Avenue 12 months ago. With more selection, Buyers now have an opportunity to purchase under more traditional circumstances. For example: writing Delta 604.728.2845 offers with subject conditions or in non-competing scenarios. It wasn’t long ago when many listings were sold with multiple offers (many of Top 100 them subject free). It is in times like these that many buyers fear making RE/MAX REALTORS® any decisions due to uncertainty of the marketplace when, in fact, it is WORLDWIDE 2011+2012** in these times that buying can be an exciting, less stressful experience. #1 Agent in Ladner/Tsawwassen YTD 2016* If history can provide any insight as to what’s to come in the future, #1 Ranked RE/MAX Team in Western Canada YTD 2016** the Greater Vancouver Real Market has proven time and time again #3 Ranked RE/MAX Team in Canada YTD 2016** to bounce back from market slowdowns and owning real estate has *based on total MLS sales in 2016 **based on total residential & commercial generally been a rewarding and positive endeavour for homeowners. commissions earned Jan-Jun 2016.


Q: Is adding your adult child on title to your house to avoid probate fees a good idea?

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A: The simple answer is no.Using joint ownership to try to avoid probate fees may seem like a good idea, but it can actually result in a whole host of problems including increased risk.

ANSWER: Since travel is considered a highly prized purchase most people want to know they’re booking a trip that is right for them, at the best possible price. With so much information available online, travelers want advice and expertise from someone they trust. In recent years,

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Q: How do I make sure my Will takes care of those I love and the causes I care for?”

A: Having a legal Will can give you peace of mind knowing that your final wishes will be met and loved ones will be taken care of after you have gone. It also gives you the opportunity to make a meaningful gift in support of a charity that is near to your heart, without giving up assets during your lifetime.

Lisa Hoglund Interim Executive Director Delta Hospital Foundation

Making a gift through your Will can help to preserve more of your assets for your loved ones as well. A gift in your Will can also have significant tax savings for your estate. When a gift is made, a charitable tax receipt is issued to your estate which can help to reduce or eliminate final taxes owning. More information on making a charitable gift through you Will is available at the Donor Centre on our website: To register your interest please contact Lisa at: or call 604.940.9695

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Let’s take a look at the big picture. Once a person becomes a joint owner, the equity in the home could be made available to that person’s creditors in the event of a divorce,bankruptcy, or other financial legal settlement. For example, in a divorce your son or daughter’s spouse could demand that the divorce settlement include a portion of the equity in the property.In the case of a bankruptcy, your home may be at risk of being repossessed to pay off creditors. Another possible case could be that your son or daughter is involved in a car accident and ends up being sued for an amount greater than they’re insured for. Instead of providing your child with a“nest egg,” you could end up losing everything even before you pass away. There are also tax implications.If your home is not your son or daughter’s principal residence, he/she would have to pay capital gains on his/her percentage of interest in the property upon your passing, often amounting to more than the probate fee’s payable. And,adding a second registered owner to the title of the property means that they will need to sign any documentation relating to the subsequent sale or refinancing of it. To summarize, in most cases, we find that any benefits of avoiding probate fees using joint ownership are outweighed by the risks and costs involved.


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Q: I have lost my first upper right molar, I still have my last molar on the same side. Is it possible to make me a small partial just for this side?

A: Yes, these are called unilateral partials. However there are circumstances that must be observed before your practitioner can commit to fabricating your prosthetic.

The remaining teeth adjacent on each side of the missing tooth/ teeth must be caries (cavity) free and have no present movement. The prosthetic like all prosthetics should be checked on an annual basis for fit and function. Proper fit is of utmost importance. To prevent accidental swallowing, you must not sleep with the prosthetic Following your dental practitioners’ advice is paramount. When created properly patient’s absolutely love this type of partial. They can be made to feel similar to a bridge to your tongue. Be prepared to possibly have a clasp showing in favor of safety but clasps in most cases can be hidden. If you have any questions regarding this or any other implant or dental related subject please do not hesitate to call or make an appointment for a free consultation.

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QUESTION: WHAT IS THE BEST MORTGAGE TERM FOR ME? ANSWER: Usually the shorter the term the lower the rate. However many people prefer the comfort of a longer-term mortgage for it’s stability. We always recommend a longer term for First Time Buyers. Short terms as well as Variable/adjustable rate mortgages may have a slightly different approval requirements. Talk to a mortgage professional to determine what is the best option for you!

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Are we better off Renovating or Re-Locating? That’s the Big Money question!


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For obvious reasons your realtor will make a good case to simply re-locate (ah, but not so simple!) Conversely, a good Renovator can take that existing house and make it your Dream Home! In my opinion there are 3 main factors to consider: 1. Do we enjoy living in our present location, as it is a lot of work and expense to re-locate. 2. Can we work with this existing house and bring our ideas to life here. 3. How long do we foresee ourselves in this location. All very important considerations indeed! First is going to be personal for each family and I just take into consideration the upheaval involved to re-locate. Second is where consultation with a professional Renovator can help you in the re-configuration or addition to your existing layout. Third and most important with regards to your investment in any renovation is your commitment to location. If you have a short 1-3 year plan in mind then cosmetics and immediate repairs only or you risk losing most of your investment. If you foresee a 5-10 year stay then I feel you are safe in the 50K to 150K investment into your property upgrades as you are now renovating to increase the value in your home plus adding livability and quality to your lifestyle! Beyond that time frame it’s only about wants vs. needs and the total affordability of your Dream Project! MRP Renovations is here to solve all your renovating Want’s and Need’s! For a free consultation call Mike Phillips Owner MRP Renovations.


I was in your store and looking at your banknotes and there were a lot of terms that I did not understand. What are RADARs , replacements and low numbered notes?


Every profession has it own terms they use and ours is no exception. This month I will list and explain as many of the terms used for banknotes as I can. Low numbered notes are bills with serial numbers below 500. The most expensive number is 0001 and they sell for around $1,000.00 each. For each number after that the value diminishes until about # 500 where there is no premium above the collector price of a regular note.


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Hi Connor, This is a fairly common problem with older faucets. Even though it seems like a single line, there are still separate hot and cold lines coming into that faucet. They will have separate cartridges and separate washers etc. Hot water lines tend to need more maintenance than cold water ones as the temperature wears things out faster. In a case like this, it may be as simple as a washer or gasket that has broken down and created a partial plug in the hot water line. It is a fairly simple fix.You would start at the faucet cartridge(s) but, the plug may be in the shut-off valve or the supply tube, leading to the faucet. If that’s the case, leave the job to us.

A solid number is a note where all the numbers are the same, such as 11111, 22222 etc. Most solids in new condition also sell for $1,000.00 and up. However for Canadian notes with 7 digits in the serial number if only 6 are the same with 1 different they only retail for $20.00 approximately.

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Replacement notes occur when a bill is damaged during printing. Banknotes are printed in sheets 500 deep (used to be sheets of 40, now 32) and with their numbers jumping 500 as you go across the sheet. To keep the counts in stacks consistent with the printings , a replacement note is inserted for every damaged banknote. From the 1950s up to the 1970s these replacement notes were identified by an astrix ( * ) in front of the serial number prefix. In the late 1970s and 1980s an X as the third letter in the serial number prefix ( ex. ABX or EBX ) identified a replacement. These are all very collectable and prices are determined not only by the condition but by the prefix letters of the bill. Some prefixes are much scarcer than others.

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Our mom is a constant source of worry with us living so far way. What more can we do ensure she is managing in her home?

Here are a few helpful tips: • Call your health authority to arrange for an assessment - this gets her name in the system and can open some avenues for further support.

RADARs are notes where the serial number reads the same forwards as backwards, such as 1234321 or 1125211. A solid is also a form of RADAR. RADARs with only 2 different numbers in the serial number are worth more than ones that have 3 or 4. Canadian notes can only have up to 4 different numbers in them but American can have 5 different.

Last are Test notes. These are issued to test different papers and how they wear during circulation. For the 1954 notes ,only $2 notes had test versions and their prefix are E/R ,G/R and S/R. These test notes range from $35 to$10,000 dollars. For the 1972 $5 the test note prefix is RS Note that only a specific range in these prefix’s are actual test notes. For the 1973 $1 bill all prefix’s AXA and EXA are test notes.

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Hi Paul, I have a single lever, kitchen faucet. It doesn’t leak or anything. However, the cold water runs smooth and fast but when I switch it over to hot, it runs very slow, with low pressure. Can I fix it myself or do I need to replace the whole faucet? Connor - Ladner



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Covered in Love is seeking donations to fill hampers for Christmas season


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Hawthorne Elementary students sit at one of the Buddy Tables added to the school grounds last week.

Colourful tables at Hawthorne ensure everyone has a buddy DAVE WILLIS

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Students at Hawthorne Elementary in Ladner recently saw colourful new additions to the school grounds. Two multi-coloured “Buddy Tables,” one for primary students and the

other for intermediates, were officially introduced last week. The purpose behind the tables is to eliminate loneliness and to help students create new friendships on the playground, explained PAC co-chair Kim Barnes. “It’s just inclusion for all,” she said.

The idea is that any student feeling in need of a friend or wanting to make new friends will head to a Buddy Table where others can join them. Principal Matt Carruthers said the Buddy Tables tied in well with a positive behaviour support program where kids

review the expectations of the school. The tables have been well received by students, said Carruthers. “Right after they were painted kids wanted to get on them and rip those wet paint signs down. They wanted to get on them and use them,” he said.

Andrea Delf has a knack for giving back. The born and raised Tsawwassen mom started her Covered in Love charity group on Facebook in 2012 and since then has helped hundreds of families. Covered in Love is a free site where people can post their donations of children’s clothing, toys and furniture, household items and adult clothing. Those wishing to donate log onto the page on Facebook at: groups/1656414651257757/ and once you are approved to join, can then post a picture and short description of the item(s) you wish to donate. If you are looking for a donation, you can also post what you are seeking. “I created this site almost three years ago in hopes that it would not only relieve some stress during tough times, but also to make you feel supported and bring you happiness,” she said. The site has been successful and now with the Christmas season of giving and helping needy families fast approaching, Delf is hoping to utilize the site to help others with donations for Christmas hampers. “I seem to be helping more and more families in the Surrey area and the donations for the hampers will be for children who go to Old Yale Elementary School, which is located in a very low-income pocket of Surrey,” she said. “The need out there seems to be significantly greater than it is here. The principal is having a tough time narrowing down three families, so I’m hoping that we can get enough donations to create hampers for up to 10 families.” To help out you can log into the Facebook group or email Delf directly at

ADVICE FROM THE PROS What are some tips for a better sleep with CPAP? So, you found out you have sleep apnea and are trying to get used to the CPAP therapy but struggling. This is completely normal. CPAP does take some time to adjust to, but remember this is for your health! Tip #1 – Use your mask every time you go to sleep Using your therapy every night will ensure your sleep is consistently good. Develop a sleep routine and stick to the therapy to ensure optimal results. Tip #2 – Practice, practice, practice! Practice putting it on in front of a mirror, and once comfortable try it lying down and adjust as necessary. If you feel anxious about putting it on, wear it before you go to bed while watching TV. Tip #3 – Use a humidifier Air pressure from the CPAP can often make your nose and throat dry. Distilled water in your humidifier chamber, can decrease that dry uncomfortable feeling. Marina Abramskey, B.Kin RRT

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QUESTION I have been told I speak quite loudly. Does this have anything to do with my hearing? ANSWER Voices come in many different varieties — some airy and high-pitched, some gravely, some deep and resounding.

Mark Nickel BC-HIP, BBA Hearing Instrument Practitioner Phone: 604-943-0033 5682 12 Avenue, Tsawwassen

If you’ve been told you speak loudly for as long as you can remember, chances are you were born that way (now go ahead and enjoy a career in public speaking or auctioneering!) However, sometimes a loud spoken voice can indicate a possible hearing loss. Our ears (and brain) listen as we speak and modulate our voices according to how much we are hearing ourselves. If you’re experiencing some form of hearing loss, the volume of your voice in your head is reduced, and so you increase the volume of your voice to compensate. This may lead you to speak louder than is necessary (and, sometimes, comfortable) for others. So while many around you may tell you to learn to speak softer, the real solution may be addressing the underlying problem: hearing loss.

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Retired nurse becomes children’s author

Debra Ann Renner’s book takes kids on journey across country DAVE WILLIS

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First-time author Debra Ann Renner has self-published a children’s book that takes its two main characters on a journey across the country. Renner said she hopes to capture children’s

curiosity through nature and geography as well as reflect on First Nations people’s influence as an important part of shaping Canadian culture with Bear and Raven: A Canadian Tale. She has a book signing event scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1 to 3

She said she’d like to embark on a series of books that have educational value. Renner, who’s retired and lives on Tsawwassen First Nation land, is originally from Saskatchewan and spent most of her working life as a nurse in Calgary.

p.m. at Black Bond Books in Ladner. She wrote the story and supplied ideas and sketches for the book’s eventual artwork. Renner said she wrote the book for her granddaughter Audrey. It’s also dedicated to Renner’s two daughters.

Earthwise workshops to focus on health

In our busy lives, taking the time to focus on ourselves and our own health can seem monumental. Holistic nutritionist Terry McGrath, fitness instructor Reid LeClaire, horticultural therapist Alyssa Dawn Hall and librarian Donna Ellis are hosting workshops at Earthwise to make it easier. On Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., McGrath will illuminate the Secrets behind Fermenting Foods and the benefits of eating locally and in-season,

guiding attendees in making their own sauerkraut and kimchi to take home. The workshop will finish with a 30-minute physical fitness lesson provided by Tsawwassen Springs Fitness’s LeClaire. Also on Saturday, Oct. 22, there’s PumpkinCarving, Games & Storytelling for the little ones from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids aged four to eight can design their own pumpkin for Halloween, discover old-fashioned fun and games, learn to save pumpkin seeds and listen

To sign up for workshops, visit http://www. events/, email education@ or call 604-946-9828. Future Earthwise workshops and events to look out for include a familyfriendly Rain Day on Saturday, Nov. 5, the annual Hundred-Mile Banquet in November and the Olde Fashioned Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Earthwise site is also open for rental and offers a beautifully rustic, natural venue.

to some scary stories told by Ellis. Cost is $5. On Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to noon, Hall will guide attendees through an Herbal Tour of the Earthwise Garden. She will demystify the healing and nutritional properties of plants, teach how to gather plants properly and lead attendees in the creation of their own organic loose-leaf teas. Workshops are $35 and include take-home items. Both workshops are hosted on the Earthwise Garden & Farm site.


Debra Ann Renner says she wrote Bear and Raven: A Canadian Tale for granddaughter Audrey.

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Community Coming Events CLUBS AND GROUPS Relax from the stress of modern society and join the Christian Meditation Group (Christian/non-denominational). The group meets on Tuesday mornings from 9:35 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. in the library of the Augustinian Monastery 3900 Arthur Dr., Ladner. There are no fees involved. They hope to establish a Tuesday evening group beginning in November. For any new members wishing to join, an informational/instructional session will be held in November. For further details call Hans-Ulf at 604943-4524, e-mail hcbusch@ or visit the web at: or www. Delta Photo Club meets this Wednesday, Oct. 19, for a Special Interest Groups evening. The meeting will feature three breakout sessions. DPC assembles Wednesdays at KinVillage Community Centre at 7 p.m. (socializing and setup) 7:30 p.m. start. Guests welcome. For more information, please visit Halloween Makeup at the Tsawwassen Library, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Scars, bruises and scabs, oh my! Learn how to create your own wounds, blood, burns and more using common household items. Teens are invited to join a local special effects artist for an evening of zombie and stage makeup. Learn techniques for awesome Halloween makeup, fake wounds, and cool creative results. Appropriate for ages 12 and older. Free UVic Chronic Pain Self-Management workshop runs Thursday evenings, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Delta Manor Education Centre from Oct. 20 to Nov. 24. Participants learn strategies to manage pain, exercise safely, and work with their health care team. Caregivers are wel-

come. To register call UVic at 604-940-1273 or go to Deltones Toastmasters Club meet the first and third Thursday each month (7 to 9 p.m.) at Fraser Health Unit, 4470 Clarence Taylor Cres., Ladner. Next meetings are Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and 17. Worried about public speaking? Speakers from all levels can benefit from the practical, face-to-face learning program. Guests are always welcome. Information: call Lorna at 604-328-6971. The South Delta Newcomers & Alumni meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the Art Gallery, Kiwanis Longhouse, located at 1710-56th Street, Tsawwassen. The club is for women who have moved to South Delta and Point Roberts, to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. Join us on Thursday, Oct. 20. Contact Linda at lj.rigby@, or 604-943-3863, for more information. The South Delta Chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575-6th Ave., Tsawwassen. The next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. Membership is open to women with a postsecondary degree, diploma or certificate, as well as postsecondary students. For further information contact Linda Halls at 604-948-1250 or Want to learn more about intentional communities? ElderCollege Delta is hosting a presentation by ML Burke on various models and innovations in creating affordable and unique housing using mini-village concepts. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Cedar Park Church in Ladner, 5300-44th Ave. Charge: $10.

SENIORS McKee Seniors Recreation Centre boasts a new daytime concert band for ages


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50-plus. The only cost will be the annual membership fee to belong to McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 5155-47th Ave.. For more information call 604-946-1411. They meet weekly on Thursdays. Come with your instrument and join them in Dogwood Room on Oct. 20 and 27 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Harvest Luncheon Friday, Oct. 21 at 12:15 p.m. with singer Dan Hare, $14 for members or $16 for non-members. KinVillage Community Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen. Shari’s Saturday Social Nov. 12 - Tickets available at the door. $12 for members, $14 for non-members, cash or cheque only. Mid-evening tea, coffee and assorted goodies included. Doors open at 7 p.m. KinVillage Community Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen.

SPECIAL EVENTS Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. – the film Stink! will be shown at Uptown Eatery & Bar (Tsawwassen) - The Movie the Chemical Industry Doesn’t Want You To See. An event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, sponsored by Beautycounter Canada. Movie starts at 7:30. All are welcome. Accepting donations for breast cancer and drawing for door prizes. Ladner Baptist Church is hosting their annual Connect Halloween Carnival

on Monday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Games to play, prizes and treats to be won! This event is free and is geared towards families with individuals and children with special needs. Costumes are encouraged but no scary ones please! The facility is wheelchair accessible. For more information, visit www. or call 604946-0141. The third Quiz Night is set for Saturday, Oct. 29 at KinVillage Community Centre. Teams of four will test their knowledge over 10 categories. The cost is $40 per team. A cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and the quiz begins at 7 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Call 604-9430225 with your name, your team’s name and a contact number.

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1 in 10 people have some level of hearing loss in Canada. On Monday, October 24th from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the KinVillage Community Centre, your local Connect Hearing is hosting an informational talk on “Understanding Hearing Loss. Hosted by Marcia Goldbach, Registered Audiologist, she will discuss the latest advances in hearing health including the relationship between aging, hearing loss & dementia. This free presentation will help you to understand hearing loss and how hearing care professionals can provide solutions.

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Sports Shorts SCOREBOARD HIGH SCHOOL Football Varsity AAA Western Conference GP Mt. Douglas 3 New West 3 Notre Dame 3 South Delta 3 Van College 3 Belmont 4 Carson Graham 4

W 3 2 2 2 2 1 0

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Eastern Conference Terry Fox 4 Centennial 4 Tweedsmuir 4 Mt. Boucherie 4 STMC 4 WJ Mouat 4 Mission 4 Kelowna 4

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Boys Volleyball FV West AAA MP W L Pts Delta 5 0 0 10 Walnut Grove 5 4 1 8 Semiahmoo 4 3 1 6 Earl Marriott 4 3 1 6 Elgin Park 4 2 2 4 Fraser Heights 4 0 4 0 Johnston Heights 5 0 5 0 Mission 4 0 4 0 Girls Volleyball FV Tier 1 West Earl Marriott 4 4 0 8 Seaquam 3 3 0 6 South Delta 3 2 1 4 WR Christian 3 1 2 2 Delta 4 1 3 2 Southpointe 3 0 3 0 Sr. Boys Soccer FV Southwest GP W T L Pts Sullivan Hts 5 4 1 0 13 Seaquam 4 2 1 1 7 Elgin Park 4 1 2 1 5 Panorama 2 1 1 0 4 Semiahmoo 3 1 1 1 4 South Delta 3 1 0 2 3 Delta 5 0 0 5 0


Pacific Standard Time. Height in feet THURSDAY, OCT. 20 2:55 am 10:14 am 3:44 pm 8:40 pm FRIDAY, OCT. 21 3:48 am 11:20 am 5:06 pm 9:35 pm SATURDAY, OCT.22 4:45 am 12:26 pm 6:37 pm 10:47 pm SUNDAY, OCT. 23 5:49 am 1:28 pm 7:57 pm MONDAY, OCT. 24 12:19 am 6:56 am 2:22 pm 8:58 pm

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Flying start for DHA female team Delta Hockey Academy’s inaugural girls program racking up wins in CSSHL play


C o n t r i b u t i n g Wr i t e r

The new hockey season has started for the Delta Hockey Academy with the introduction of the program’s first female squad. The female varsity team is off to a fantastic start and sits in first place in its division with a record of 6-1. Female varsity joins teams in bantam rep, bantam varsity (two squads), elite 15s, midget rep and midget varsity with all seven competing in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. Academy director Ian Gallagher said it was only natural for the academy to create opportunities for female players to compliment the success of the male teams. “We are in the business of providing hockey for young athletes and we have been pretty dominant in providing opportunities for our male players, so thinking it would be great to provide the same opportunities for the female game, which is growing and expanding,” said Gallagher. “More than anything we needed to create a place for a passionate player to come to and the academies like ours are offering that opportunity to take advantage of high quality coaching and playing in high level, competitive leagues.” The team features a pair of local products: forward Macy Young from Tsawwassen and defence Kallie O’Hearn from North Delta. The rest of the team hails from South Surrey, Vancouver, New Westminster, Victoria, Burnaby, Abbotsford,


Delta Hockey Academy’s inaugural girls varsity team during a practice session last week at Planet Ice. Castlegar and Courtney. “The squad is for the most part made up of 2000 and 2001 players, which is why they are at a varsity level,” added Gallagher. “We are big believers in teaching up, so we want to work towards our best players and make certain those best players set the stage for the entire group. Our goal is that they compete and challenge to be successful every day and in every competition.” He said the ultimate goal is to not only have a successful team this year, but also to expand the DHA female program. “The way we grow that program is for the kids to enjoy it, get better and see value in it,” he said. “Next year we will have a new

varsity team and hopefully take this group up to the next level and mature and grow together at the prep level. We have to make an application to the league, but based on the early results, this group will be able to compete at the prep level and I don’t think there will be any issues with us being able to have at least two female teams.” Gallagher said the early season success of the team is encouraging, but stressed that success just didn’t happen by accident. “It starts with the players and then it works up into the coaches and then people like us at the director level have to do everything possible to augment and support everything that players and coaches

do,” Gallagher added. “The coaches did a tremendous job of vetting the players, but the players themselves have come with the right attitudes and the collective belief that this could be a real positive experience both individually and collectively.” Head coach Owen Pighin said he is extremely happy with the teams’ start. “We are really impressed with the dedication and the effort. This is a different system, early mornings, travel, so it’s a lot ask of them, but they are up to the challenge,” Pighin said. “It’s a true eye-opener for them. You get your team bonding happening, but everyone gets to see how hard and challenging these

road trips can be for all teams. You are on the bus, in the hotel, the preparation — all these players have to experience that and see what it takes to get to the next level, which is NCAA, or CIS.” Pighin said the team has a lot of pressure living up to the level of expectations that are put on all DHA teams, but at the same time, he feels the team has embraced that pressure. “We are pretty detailed on individual goals, but at the same time, team first all the way,” he said. “Our goal is to compete. Our goal is to do the best that we possibly can and at the end of the day any team that has those types of goals will end up with success.”

Academy teams making early statements in league play IAN JACQUES

C o n t r i b u t i n g Wr i t e r

It’s only been a month, but already Delta Hockey Academy teams are proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. Out of the seven teams competing, three are leading their divisions with another team in third place, two points out of first and two other teams in fifth place also

only a couple of points behind the leaders. Bantam Prep is 5-0 in first place, Bantam Varsity Green is 5-0 in first place, Delta White is 3-1-1 in third place, Female Varsity is 6-1 and in first place, the Elite 15s are 4-1-1 in fifth spot, Midget Prep is 3-0 in fifth place while Midget Varsity is off to a tough start at 1-5. Academy director Ian Gallagher said he is pleased with the start, but stressed that it has only been

the first month and that there is lots of work left in the season. “We think wins and loses are a consequence of doing the right things and we have stressed that early,” he said. “Attitudes and behaviours, work ethics and commitments are big values. Our saying this year is ‘It’s on You,’ so we have really put the oneness on the players to take responsibility on individual and collective success and for the most part, everyone

has started off strong.” Gallagher said all of the coaches have year plans and those year plans are based upon instilling news systems and new ways of playing. “It’s all about increasing the potential of what it takes to be a hockey player,” he said. “There are lots of things that go into making these players successful and ready for the next level whatever that may be. Really, it just takes time.”

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Delta Ice Hawks goaltender Jordan Naylor turns aside this scoring chance in his team’s 6-1 road win over the Richmond Sockeyes last Thursday.

Ice Hawks roll in Richmond IAN JACQUES

C o n t r i b u t i n g Wr i t e r

The Delta Ice Hawks saw its four-game winning streak stopped by Abbotsford only to see a new winning streak start following a big win over Richmond in Pacific Junior Hockey League action last week. With a 5-2 home ice setback against the Pilots and a 6-1 whitewash of the Sockeyes in Richmond, Delta moved to 6-5 on the season and sit alone in second-place in the Tom Shaw Conference, four-points back of first-place Grandview Steelers. Thursday night at Minoru Arenas, first-period goals by Mark Trotman and Tetsuya Prior put the Ice Hawks on top. Richmond got one back late in the sec-

ond, but a four-goal third period sealed the win. Prior, Cameron Cuthbert, Jonathan Stein and Marcus Sihota all scored in a 13-minute span to put the game out of reach. At home last Tuesday, Delta spotted the Pilots a three-goal lead thanks to a natural hat trick by Jackson Waniek and never fully recovered. The Ice Hawks tried to make a game of it after a pair of second-period goals by local product Jordan Bogress both assisted by Trotman and Stein, but the Pilots proved to be too much to handle scoring a pair in the third to put the game away. Delta visits Aldergrove Wednesday before returning home Tuesday to host Ridge Meadows Flames at 7:35 p.m.



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FARRELL, Robert J. November 5, 1944 − October 8, 2016

Robert (Bob) John passed away peacefully in the early morning of October 8th, 2016 at the age of 71 years. He is survived and will always be remembered by his loving wife of 45 years, Bonnie. He will be sorely missed by his children, Paul (Nicole) Farrell and Susan (Stewart) Goumans; his grandchildren, Kayla and Luke Farrell and Hailey and Liam Goumans. A private Memorial Service will be held with family and close friends at Boundary Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Robert’s memory may be made to The Delta Hospice Society, 4635 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 4L8.

GALBRAITH, Michael Alistair Mike passed away peacefully at the age of 57. Left to mourn his loss is loving wife of 25 years, Alisa, children Jonathan and Christina, parents Alistair and Mary Lou, brother Ross and sister Sandra, mother-in-law Angelina as well as extended family, nephews, nieces and cousins. Mike was raised in Vancouver and went to BCIT. He had a 24 year career in the telecommunications industry. In 1994 Mike and his family moved to Ladner and loved community life. He had a passion for classic cars and restoring them and enjoyed gardening. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to BC Cancer Foundation at or Delta Hospice Society at

KNOWLTON, Robert Ellis Born in Southampton, England, Ellis passed away October 7, 2016 at the age of 94 at the Waterford Care Centre, Tsawwassen. He was predeceased by his wife, Mavis, of 60 years in 2012. During WWII Ellis flew Spitfire reconnaissance missions as an RAF pilot, mainly in Italy. After the war Ellis was educated at Southampton University as a Chemist but practised primarily as a Chemical Engineer. He worked for Imperial Chemical Industries for many years, rising to a senior management position. During his time at ICI he was one of the principal developers of a process safety technique called Hazop. In 1980 Ellis and Mavis immigrated to Canada and Ellis joined Chemetics International to continue his interest in process safety and in particular Hazop through which he achieved International recognition. In this capacity he travelled the world teaching Hazop. Upon retirement he and Mavis enjoyed many hours on their boat cruising the Gulf and San Juan islands, and many cruises throughout the world. Ellis’s WWII service was also recognized while in retirement by an invitation to attend the Flying Heritage Museum in Everett, Washington where he gave talks on his wartime experiences and witnessed the flying of the Spitfire which meant so much to him. Ellis leaves behind Anastasia Kyrtsos and many special friends. Thank you to the Wexford & Waterford over the past 6 months for their excellent and compassionate care. No service by request

Leo Ciurcovich February 4, 1918 - October 12, 2016 Beloved Leo Ciurcovich, eldest polar bear swimmer, avid bike rider, and Latin scholar passed away peacefully, surrounded by his children and grandchildren in Delta Hospital on October 12. The burial service will be held at 1PM on Saturday, October 22 at Boundary Bay Cemetery, with the viewing held from 11AM-12PM. Delta Funeral Home. All are Welcome.



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Frank left us this morning for an early flight. Predeceased by his first wife Ella, his sister Helen and daughter-in-law Lene. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons Mark (Tamara), Collin (Sheila); his wife Vivia; stepsons Lou (Alison) Du Hamel, Guy (Leah) Du Hamel; 10 grandchildren, Kelsey, Brent, Elishia, Kyle, Mitchell, Livia, Alec, Charles, CaSandra and Desmond; one great-granddaughter Lucy, sister Agnes Nemeth and sister-in-law Verna Hayward. Frank started his working years with a tool box at his side. He spent 21 years in the RCAF, flying Search and Rescue. When he retired from the Air Force, he went on to a second career with BC Parks and Housing, and then he spend a few years keeping the firetrucks rolling for the District of North Vancouver. After his final retirement, he continued repairing and rebuilding cars in the back garage until Vascular Dementia started to take charge. For the past 3Ω years, Frank has been a resident of Delta View Life Enrichment Center where he was lovingly cared for by an exceptional staff of trained care givers. A Gathering of his friends and family will be held in the Family Room at Delta View Life Enrichment Center, located at 9321 Burns Road in Delta, BC from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2016.

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GENERAL EMPLOYMENT GREAT STAFF NEEDED for landscape business in Tsawwassen. WORK OUTDOORS with a great team and HAVE FUN! Valid DL req. Prev exp is an asset. F/t & p/t positions avail immed. This IS the job U R looking for! Apply via email to: greanbeansgardening@ Ladner United Church is currently seeking an experienced part-time office administrator. A detailed job description in available on our web site Interested applicants please respond by emailing your resume to Attention: Ministry and Personnel. The deadline to submit applications is October 28, 2016.

Looking for: F/T perm. Class 1 Long Haul Driver ($20/hr) and 5 ton Local Truck Driver ($15/hr). Must have 2yrs exp & clean abstract. Able to communicate in English. Please fax your resumes to 778-650-0504 or email to

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