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Civic politicians approved a new agricultural plan for Delta this week that aims to make the industry more viable. Although the Delta Agricultural Plan, which was two years in the making, is complete, much work remains to implement the strategies. “It’s wonderful to save the land

but we’ve got to save the farmers too. That’s why we want to make sure the farmers are able to make a living on that land and attract new people to this industry,” said Mayor Lois Jackson. After receiving a $30,000 grant from the Investment Agriculture Foundation to share the cost, civic staff and the agricultural advisory committee held a series of open houses and meetings look at how to increase the viability of farm-

ing in Delta. Some of the issues farmers wanted addressed include the preservation of farmland, traffic and moving farm equipment around, better access to irrigation water and lower water rates. At the Delta workshops, some of the other concerns dis-

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tor. Coun. Ian Paton, a farmer and member of the Delta Farmers’ Institute, which was also involved in the plan, said interviews took place with farmers for over two years. “On a very personal level, there were interviews with farmers in their kitchens. I know since I’ve been over coffee in their kitchens See FARMING page 3

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Buck up in the name of heritage Ladner developer would like to see Delta put money where its mouth is when it comes to preserving buildings BY

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Civic politicians have agreed to give the owner of one of Delta’s oldest buildings more financial incentive to preserve the structure, but not to the extent she was hoping. Delta council discussed a request earlier this month from the owner of the former McCrae Pool Hall in Ladner Village, a site that has a colourful history. The building at 4880 Delta St. sits on a property that currently has an empty lot next door. Council had already given preliminary approval for a heritage revitalization agreement bylaw that would permit a subdivision of the property into two lots. The agreement involves restoration of the heritage building and construction of a new building on the empty lot. Both buildings are proposed to be mixed-use, with commercial on the ground floor and residential units above. At the time, council supported a series of heritage incentives to the tune of $55,600 as well as varying the parking requirements. The owner has since requested more in the way

of relief. Although the owner has the funds available to cover the servicing fees and development cost charges, according to a report to council, additional heritage incentives were requested so the money could be used for the restoration The McCrae Pool Hall building on Delta Street is almost 100 years old. of the developers looking to make McCrea last year we mentioned the Pool Hall. Ladner waterfront. Since money.” Staff only recommended then, there has been talk She also said, “We are that a heritage restoration about the need for incenlosing far too many heritage buildings in Delta. Lately security be reduced from tives to attract developers there has been comments $97,000 to $85,000 as well to Delta. We would like to as extending third readtell council that we do feel in our local newspapers ing of the bylaw until next it is important to develop from some council memApril. the Ladner Village, but bers regarding the loss of In a letter to council, that there is also a need in our heritage buildings and owner Linda Park wrote, Delta to support and prothe need for incentives. “In our original presentavide incentive for our heriWe would like to remind council that staff has done tion at the public hearing tage buildings, as well as

FARMING from page 1 saying, ‘What do we need to do to improve the future of agriculture in Delta?’” he said. Consultant Darrell Zbeetnoff of Zbeetnoff Agro-Environmental Consulting, who helped formulate the new plan along with Quadra Planning Consultants, told council the implementation would require the co-ordination of

various agencies. Over two dozen “highest priority” recommendations were laid out in the plan, but some will require agencies such as Metro Vancouver and the Agricultural Land Commission to partner with Delta. Some of the actions Delta can take the lead on include investigating the feasibility

of attracting processors for local crops by providing financial incentives and serviced locations, advocating for reduced bulk water rates to Metro Vancouver, and supporting farmers in dealings with federal and provincial agencies, such as the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and B.C. Ministry of Environment. Other actions Delta could lead include continuing to improve agricultural drainage and irrigation, updating

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research and that we have been asking for several years for Delta to implement a heritage incentive policy to help save these buildings.” The loss of heritage buildings has been in the spotlight as of late with an old farm home on Ladner Trunk Road recently demolished and another down the street also facing the wrecking ball. Coun. Heather King said the heritage commission, which she vice-chairs, goes through “great pain and anguish” every time it’s presented with another demolition application, which is why she supports doing whatever the municipality can as far as offering incen-

tives for property owners. Community planning director Tom Leathem, noting the subdivision is already going to provide a financial benefit for the building’s owner, suggested council deal with each application on a caseby-case basis rather than reopening and changing bylaws at this time. As far as the old pool hall, a report on the building notes it’s is one of the few remaining original commercial buildings in Ladner and is located on a block with Delta’s second municipal hall and within a few feet of two other significant buildings from the same period. Together these buildings established the character of the original core, and to a great extent, the character of the core today. Built in 1913, the pool hall was acquired by Park in 2002. Late columnist Edgar Dunning often wrote that when he started working for the Optimist, the local politicians often enjoyed a few drinks at the pool hall prior to their regular Saturday afternoon meetings. He joked those meetings inevitably became lively affairs.

part of the development of its Regional Food System Strategy, the district’s agriculture committee this year invited representatives from government, industry and other stakeholders to present and discuss possible initiatives that would support farming and food processing. One of the delegations was Andy Dolberg, executive director of the B.C. Agriculture Council. He raised several issues,

including B.C. being the only province with five consecutive years of negative net farming income, with losses in 2010 of $90 million. The carbon tax was among other concerns expressed. Some of the others who made presentations included David Ryall with Ladner’s Gipaanda Greenhouses, who outlined the negative impacts of the South Fraser Perimeter Road and major transportation corridors.

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Delta’s police officers and firefighters brought home several pieces of hardware from this year’s World Police and Fire Games in New York City. Delta sent 22 police officers and 20 firefighters to the competition, which has been held every two years since the inaugural event in 1985. It brings together professional firefighters, law enforcement, customs and correctional officers from around the world for 10 days of sport, competition and camaraderie. An estimated 15,000 to 18,000 athletes, more than the Winter and Summer Olympics, representing 70 countries were in New York for the games, which ran between Aug. 26 and Sept. 5. Hurricane Irene temporarily disrupted the schedule. The local first responders competed in several events, including golf, hockey,

soccer, tennis, cycling and badminton, bringing home many medals. The Delta Bulls, Delta’s police and fire hockey team, coached by police chief Jim Cessford, made it through round robin competition and placed fourth overall. The Delta fire department also sent a firefighteronly hockey team, which placed fourth in its pool. Const. Ann-Marie Soroka earned three silver medals in swimming and Const. Kelly Seib came home with seven medals in swimming, including three gold, one silver and three bronze. Firefighter Eric Butler won a gold medal in fiveon-five basketball, while Kristy Storey won bronze in both singles and mixed doubles tennis. Guy Biggar came home from New York with three golds and two silvers in cycling. “It was an absolutely amazing experience,” said Biggar, who might be familiar to Tour de Delta

fans. The firefighter, who has been racing for several years and rides with semi-pro team Garneau Evolution, has battled back from a serious neck injury suffered in a Tour de Delta crash in 2007. A week after winning the biggest event of his cycling career, Biggar was poised for another win in the Ladner criterium. It was a rainy night and with three laps to go Biggar took too much speed into a tight corner. He lost his wheel and was sent head first over his handlebars and into a barrier. Biggar fractured the C7 vertebrae in his neck and spent three months in a hard collar. The crash didn’t dampen his passion for road racing and after six months of recovery, he came back “hungrier than ever.” Biggar said he plans to compete in the World Police and Fire Games again with the goal of winning gold in all five events — criterium,

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MURPHY’S LAW Fabian Milat is catching grief these days for seeking seats on both Delta council and the Delta school board. A trustee for the past nine years, Milat is now looking to add civic responsibilities, something that’s not sitting well with all of his fellow candidates. It’s obviously legal or he wouldn’t be permitted to run for both offices, but Milat’s quest for double duty got me wondering about the practicality of such a situation. One concern that’s been raised is whether Milat, or anyone wanting to sit on both public bodies for that matter, could devote sufficient time to two masters. The few council members and school trustees that are retired or independently wealthy can commit all their time to the position, but the others must fit it around their day jobs. That’s not to say holding public office is easy, but it’s often done in concert with something else. Is that reason to vote for Milat? No, but I don’t see that it should be an impediment either. Another worry that’s been raised is that by sitting on both council and school board he’d be double-dipping in the public trough. That’s true, but even if he collects two local government salaries, he’d still be making half or less what MLAs and MPs pull in and a fraction of what senior bureaucrats at the local level are paid. In other words, he wouldn’t be getting rich. Again, it’s not a reason to vote for him, but it’s not necessarily something to hold against him either. Where I see the most concern or conflict is with the idea of serving two masters. If you sit on both local government bodies, whose interests are you representing, the municipality or the school board? This has been mentioned in light of ongoing discussions over where to locate a second artificial turf field in Ladner, a process that has seen Delta shortlist three parks, which isn’t surprising given this is a municipal initiative. However, parents at Delta Secondary have suggested locating the field at the town’s only high school, contending, and rightly so, that it would get more use there than at any of the parks still in the running. I’m not sure whether it’s fair to call it a turf war, but there’s a possibility that both arms of local government could be pushing to see the multi-million-dollar field located on their property. The question then arises: If Milat were serving on both, where would his allegiances lie? It’s a novel concept, but he could always make his decision in the best interests of the taxpayer.

Education system must evolve so students leave with hope MIKE SCHNEIDER

COMMUNITY COMMENT A few weeks ago I wrote about going back to school and the B.C. Liberal government’s Jobs Plan. Time for an update. In following the “occupy” movement, a number of issues have permeated to the forefront. Interviews with many participants in the protest, both here and elsewhere, have clearly illustrated a sense of angst and frustration. The 99 per cent /one per cent analogy is a little off the mark to me, but I get the premise. What has come across, is the feeling of hopelessness, particularly within the younger protest demographic. I had always thought this was a main driver of the Vancouver Stanley Cup riots as well. Let’s think about this for a second. Competition for well paying jobs is stiff. If you have been lucky enough to attend university as a young adult today, there is no guarantee you will gain employ in your

chosen field. Teenagers considering university are aware of this at an earlier age. In Grade 10, the process begins. Counsellors and teachers attempt to illustrate career opportunities and begin the process so that a 15- or 16-year-old can plan their futures within an uncertain world. How much fun does that sound? The uncertain world is a daunting place. In our neck of the woods, the kids can start doing the math to see what they need to afford the average price of a home in Metro Vancouver. At $700,000, the prospects can be discouraging indeed. Jobs, affordability and generally keeping pace in a capitalist democracy can be difficult. Ensuring that youth are presented with new ideas for new types of work to compete and thrive in B.C. is no easy task. Easing the anxiety by showcasing potentially positive educational outcomes will certainly help the cause. The B.C. Ministry of Education service plan illustrates this need when it notes that there is a “global movement to transform the education system,” and rightly observes that “many career opportunities did not exist 10 years ago.” Keeping up with trade and global economies of scale will

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require our education system to shift gears and this is also duly described in the ministry service plan: “Increased competition in the global economy makes improving the productivity of B.C.’s workforce a necessary and urgent priority.” Some recent changes are promising. A couple of days ago Minister of Education George Abbott introduced legislation that would spell the end of the College of Teachers and replace it with a Teachers Council that has been structured so teachers can’t regulate themselves. Delta school board chair Dale Saip welcomes this news, calling it a “step in the right direction.” Other promising developments are moving along right here in Delta. Earlier this year the district undertook an extensive “visioning exercise” with the goal of becoming a “leading district for innovative teaching and learning success.” All 31 schools in Delta have selected an “inquiry co-ordinator” whose job it is to define and refine local school community strengths. These types of initiatives suggest the process of education can evolve and we should do our best to get involved when we can to support classroom innovation so that future generations of students can feel less anxious than the current ones.

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jewellery she was never going to wear anyways. Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”

During a show near Toronto, a woman came in with a jewellery box that she had just inherited from her late aunt. “I don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara Engles, “so it was an easy decision to come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able to walk away with a cheque for over $2,100 for

At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that were given to her as a young child by her grandfather. She finally decided to come in to the Roadshow and see what he had given her. She was ecstatic to learn she had coins dating back to the late 1800’s, some of which were extremely rare.

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October 28, 2011 The Delta Optimist A13 Letters to the Editor

Not enough detail in proposal

Century has neither told us how many truckloads of fill nor shown us illustrations of houses perched on elevated foundations. OCP amendment requests usually accompany a detailed zoning request so we know what we are asked to approve and can decide both OCP and zoning with a single process. Vision is cheap but design is costly and the separate OCP request suggests to me that Century may lack the design information both they and Delta need for sound decisions. Their request seems to me an attempt to guide our ultimate Southlands decision with an iceberglike vision and I believe it should be denied. It can and should be revisited if someday Century provides all the information we need for an informed decision. Ed Ries

Let’s not turn Tsawwassen into another busy suburb

Editor: Re: Public to get say on Southlands, Oct. 19 The front page story in last Wednesday’s paper elicited a groan from this

reader. Yet another Southlands article. Yet another lengthy public consultation process. More time, energy and money spent.

Tsawwassen has the feel of a healthy and vibrant village — let’s not turn it into another Richmond or Langley or South Surrey. P. Cropo

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Radical Truth – Radical Grace – Radical Faith

I have to start this weeks article by turning your attention to some of the comments I made two weeks ago. Grace is defined as unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor. Therefore, the grace that you are longing for has nothing to do with you. Faith is defined as your positive response to what God has already provided for you through grace. Faith only appropriates what God has already provided for you. Therefore, faith is your part. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” God’s grace has provided not only salvation, but also provision for every need in your life. That provision is not based on whether you are reading your Bible enough, praying, going to church or even paying your tithes. Before you ever became discouraged, God blessed you with all spiritual blessings – 1 Pet. 2:24. God anticipated every need you could ever have and has met those needs, through Jesus, before you even existed – Eph. 1:3. That is grace! Faith appropriates what God has already provided. Faith does not move God; He is not the one who is stuck. Faith does not make God do anything. Grace and faith work together, and our part is to accept what God has already done for us. Faith is our response to God’s grace. Everything that Jesus Christ died for 2000 years ago, because of God’s grace, now becomes a reality when mixed with faith. But, only when you believe the Radical Truth – Faith is our response to what God has already provided! Incorrect believing causes many Christians to not receive God’s grace in every area of their lives. Many Christians believe that God moves sovereignly as He wills and only when we do things perfectly, according to His will in our lives. Religion teaches

us that God controls everything and nothing can happen without His permission. However, this is not true. Everything is not up to God. The Word of God teaches, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore, choose life that both thou and thy seed may live” - Deuteronomy 30:19. God gave man free will and choice. If God is the one controlling our choices, then we should rather be called puppets. Thinking that God controls everything that happens on the earth is extremely bad logic and it conflicts with Scripture. Basically, you are then saying that God is allowing a multitude of evil, wicked and destructive things to go on in the world that are clearly not His will. You are saying that God is allowing murder, rape, incest, fornication, adultery, theft and a multitude of other evil things. If God was allowing these things, are we then to believe that this is what God wants? No! God is not schizophrenic. Just because God allows something, this does not mean He wishes it to be so. How then are Christians to evaluate the will of God? It is rather simple. Jesus Christ shows us the perfect will of the Father by never sinning and always doing what the Father wished. Christ reveals the will of the Father in saving, healing and delivering people. The Word of God also makes it very clear that Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil - Heb. 2:14, 1 John 3:8. Satan is the one who goes about seeking whom he may devour - 1 Pet. 5:8. Satan is the one who comes to steal, kill and destroy - John 10:10. God is being misrepresented. If He was guilty of all the things we blame Him for, there is not a civilized nation on the face of this earth that wouldn’t convict Him of crimes against humanity. I think the idea that God either causes or allows evil so that we

will somehow grow spiritually is the worst heresy in the body of Christ. It renders people passive and takes away their hope. If you really believe that God controls everything, what’s the use of doing anything? After all, it’s all up to God, right? If you believe that God is trying to teach you something through sickness or poverty, why see a doctor or look for a good job? Why not suffer as much as you can and really learn from the lesson? Why then don’t you pray that the fullness of the disease consumes you and why would you then ever pray for healing – as this will be in conflict with what God wants. That is terrible doctrine. The Bible says that in the last days, people will call evil good and good evil - Is. 5:20. Churches today are teaching that when you get sick or experience financial problems, God is causing it so He can teach you something or humble you by it. That is an example of calling evil good. God is not responsible for killing babies, for rape, violence, poverty or sickness. Satan is the author of evil, and the Bible clearly states that we are to resist the Enemy - James 4:7. Resist means to actively fight against something. If we are not fighting against sickness, for example, then we are submitting to it. We need to get angry at the devil, and we won’t get angry if we believe that God is the one causing or allowing the problem. God’s will does not automatically come to pass. Jesus said that not everybody will be saved, (Matt. 7:13) yet Scripture says that it is the will of God that none should perish - 2 Pet. 3:9. God has provided salvation, healing, financial provision and everything else we need. However, if we do not respond in faith to what has been provided by grace, we will not receive. www.pneumachurch.com or email us at info@pneumachurch.com.

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that cost us? If Century can find no one willing to farm the Southlands, who exactly is committed to farm it for Delta? What exact improvements will Century make to the parks, open space and greenways to be given to Delta so they would be useable without taxpayer capital expense? I believe Century offers no credible analysis of the impact of 950 new homes on Tsawwassen traffic. All but a few of the units would be on land well below the Flood Construction Level (FCL), the required minimum elevation of roadways and habitable building floors above the Canadian Geodetic Datum. A recent provincial guideline seems to require a higher FCL to account for sea level rise and other factors. Habitable buildings will need to be on fill or elevated foundations, but

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Editor: An official community plan is “a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management...” As we would not judge an iceberg by its pretty vision above water, I believe we should not guide Southlands land use decisions based on Century’s inviting three-page request. Consider some things we are not told: Will Century construct needed irrigation and drainage infrastructure for the “Publicly Owned Community Farm” to be given to Delta? Will the water be adequate and free of harmful impurities? They said the soil needs years of treatment to increase fertility; will they do that? They suggest Delta operate a community farm like one in Vermont that is a charity dependant on donations and grants. What will

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such donations are made known to the public after the election. But why is it that Crown corporations, government agencies and most other firms are so diligent in establishing policies to prevent the acceptance of gifts from companies or individuals with whom they do business? I think you know the answer. Because gifts, or donations, influence how we think and act towards the donor. Shouldn’t our elected officials be governed by the same common sense? Shouldn’t Jackson and all council members excuse themselves from voting on development applications from developers who have donated money to their election campaign? Can mayor and council be trusted to support the community’s position on port expansion if they’ve received campaign donations from companies affiliated with Deltaport? Surely it makes sense, merely to avoid any perception of conflict. Let’s face it, developers and other large corporations are not donating funds to DIVA and other election candidates out of the goodness of their hearts. They expect a “return on their investment” when they deal with our municipal government, which is often not in your best interest. It’s something to ponder on Nov. 19. Richard Kunz

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October 28, 2011 The Delta Optimist A15 Letters to the Editor

Don’t give up

Editor: Re: Public to get say on Southlands, Oct. 19 Excuse me, but I thought the public already had its say. Didn’t the public give its say during the $40,000 survey? I understand that more people voted in that survey than did in the last election. Unfortunately, it would seem the public’s say did not agree with Delta council’s say and we are to start again until we get it right. Why not put this subject to rest once and for all and put a clear question on the ballot in our upcoming election. Something like: “Do you want the Southlands put back in the ALR?” All I can say to the residents is don’t give up. It is your home. A. Jackson

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Town planning shouldn’t take place behind closed doors Editor: Re: Engelland questions summit, Oct. 21 I agree that we should be questioning the legality of the Mayor’s Summit held in March of this year. Mayor Lois Jackson claims Delta sought a legal opinion that stated the summit was a permitted process. If this is true, why does Jackson refuse to disclose the legal opinion to

the public? She also claims that “council is simply following a process to which any landowner is entitled.” Nowhere in municipal legislation is it stated that a landowner is entitled to a series of in-camera (secret) meetings with a committee appointed by the mayor. Nowhere in municipal legislation is it stated that a mayor can invite developers

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RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting to the General Manager this position is responsible for assisting in the implementation of activity programs to meet the physical, social, and intellectual needs and interests of the residents in accordance with established goals and policies. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS _ Diploma in a recreation program or equivalent qualifications in the continuing care field _ Basic First Aid _ Class 4 driving license – minimum 1 year experience driving a bus _ Excellent computer skills including Word and Excel _ Minimum 1 year experience in a recreational setting _ Good physical and mental health with the ability to lift, bend, stoop and stretch _ Qualities and attitude that respects and maintains the spirit, dignity and individuality of residents, families and coworkers _ Good planning and organizational skills _ Ability to establish and maintain good interpersonal relations _ Ability to safely and efficiently operate all equipment

Buying or building your own home? Find out about your rights, obligations and information that can help you make a more-informed purchasing decision. Visit the provincial Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) website for free consumer information including:

Submit applications with Waterford – Rec. Assistant in the subject line.

Services:

Assistant Manager, Browns Socialhouse, Tsaw.

• New Homes Registry – find out if any home registered with the HPO after November 2007: • can be legally offered for sale • has a policy of home warranty insurance • is built by a Licensed Residential Builder or an owner builder • Registry of Licensed Residential Builders

RESPONSIBILITIES _ Assist in the day-to-day leadership and management of Browns _ Maintain and support a high standard of quality _ Coordinate and conduct pre-shift meetings and maintain daily communication _ Develop and maintain staff’s product knowledge through ongoing training _ Culture a positive work environment where staff development and good work are recognized

Publications:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two (2) years management experience in the restaurant industry, excellent interpersonal skills, guest service, and oral/written communication skills, strong computer and office administration skills, the ability to train effectively and execute to deliver great guest experience, a passion for food, beverages and excellent guest service, the ability to build and foster relationships, and high attention to detail.

• Residential Construction Performance Guide – helps determine when owners should file a

Submit applications with Assistant Manager, Browns in the subject line.

Applications can be submitted to Human Resources by Sunday, October 30, 2011

Century Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please submit your cover letter and resume to the attention of Human Resources, with the position you are applying for in the subject line, by: Email – Careers@CenturyGroup.ca

www.hpo.bc.ca Toll-free: 1-800-407-7757 Email: hpo@hpo.bc.ca

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A16 The Delta Optimist October 28, 2011

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I anticipate and dread Nov. 11. I am one of Canada’s lucky ones. I came home from war. I have “adjusted and reintegrated,” hopefully matured and changed for the better. Yet, the war will never leave me. I anticipate this day as I remember those I served with — their faces, their tears and laughter, their strengths, their foibles and their courage. Long past the time when empire, flag and glory are but a faded watermark, the rich parchment like memory of those on my left and right will remain. I dread this day as I remember those who were killed or injured. Not a day goes by that I do not recall the “19” — the soldiers who died on my rotation. Then there were so many wounded that with a sense of shame, I confess I cannot remember all of

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CHURCH DIRECTORY St. David’s Anglican Church

1115 - 51A Street, Tsawwassen • 604-943-4737

Sunday Services

8:00 am - Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) 10:00 am - Holy Communion (Book of Alternative Services) with youth and children's programs

Wednesdays

11:00 am Mid-week Eucharist (BCP) and lunch

www.stdavidsdelta.com

Ladner United Church

St. Andrew's Church

“A Heart for God… in the Heart of the Village”

SUNDAY

Service of Holy Communion

4960-48th Avenue, Ladner Phone 604-946-6254 www.ladnerunited.org The Rev. Jim Short

1710 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC (South Delta Artists’ Guild Arts Gallery) (at the Longhouse, next to SD Rec Centre)

9 am Worship Service and Sunday School 11 am Worship Service

Clergy: The Rev. Mike Dobson

We Welcome You to Join Us!

9:00 am

Please note change of time

www.standrewsdeltabc.org

Sundays 10AM Worship Service Minister: the Rev Dan Kirkegaard Special music with Leora Cash REBAL THEATRE (Developing skills in Young People through creative writing, art, body movement, music & public speaking) Friday nights at 6:30 pm

Biblical Counsellors from Olive Branch Counselling Avail. Tuesdays 1-6pm Call 778-668-0677

cedar park church

THIS SUNDAY 10:40am Worship Service Speaker: Dr. Raymond Bystrom

4755 Arthur Drive Ladner 604-946-8413

SUNDAY SERVICES Holy Communion 8:30am Family Communion and Sunday School 10:00am

WEDNESDAY SERVICES

southdelta.org sundays 9:00 am 10:45 am

Holy Communion and short Bible Study 10:00am The last Saturday of each month MESSY CHURCH for children & families 5:30pm

southdelta.org Benediction Lutheran Church SUNDAYS, 10 AM Worship & Christian Education

5300 - 44th Ave., Ladner 604-946-7410 (Corner of 44th Ave and Arthur Dr.)

“All are warmly welcomed to worship with us as we Celebrate God’s Grace.”

Information and Registration Night on Wednesday, November 2nd 7 pm at the South Delta Rec Centre As part of Canada’s largest youth program, 828 Hurricane Squadron has offered many exciting opportunities for youth ages 12 to 18 for the past 39 years in South Delta. Some things you can experience with our squadron and much, much more.... • • • • •

Pastor Courtenay Reedman

Ladner Christian Fellowship Welcomes you Come worship with us on Sunday Oct. 30, 2011 10:30am

Home of the South Delta Food Bank & Creation Station Daycare

Message by: Pastor Bert Slofstra

Sunday Service at 10:00 am + Nursery & Children Services

“Grace Conquers All” Genesis 38

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Pastors: Danny Stebeck, Gabriel Torrealba

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

Come Join Us!

www.allsaintsladner.org

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

“Forgiving Fits Faulty People” www.cedarparkchurch.com

All Saints Anglican Church

SUNDAY - 10AM Children/Youth/Adult Classes 11:00 am Coffee & Refreshments 11:15 AM WORSHIP SERVICE

THURSDAY - 6:45PM AWANA Children’s Club FRIDAY - 7PM Youth Night

www.tsawwassenunited.org

and so much more

10 am Sunday Services

4979-44A Avenue, Ladner 604-946-9179 • 604-946-4224 693 53rd St., Tsawwassen 604-943-2911

their names or faces. They seem lost in rivers of blood that flowed from the Role 3 Combat Hospital. Then there are those veterans today — still wounded in body or mind attempting to recapture their life, sometimes forgotten and often alone. Jesus wept at the death of his friend Lazarus. Join us in the Nov. 11 weeping and amidst the tears let your prayers soar forth for that great and glorious day when the nations of the world (we the people) shall indeed feed the hungry as opposed to making rifles and educate all the world’s children as opposed to designing more effective missiles, neither shall we lift up arms against another nation, nor shall we study war any more. Jim Short can be reached at minster@ladnerunited.org.

Learn to Fly .....

St. Stephen's United Church 9696 Ladner Trunk Rd. (at Hwy 99) The Rev. Doug Graves

LADNER GOSPEL ASSEMBLY

Jim Short

Ladner United Church

Bittersweet day

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604-946-7600

inister’s inute

4594 – 54A Street, Ladner, B.C. 604-946-7033 email: ladnercrc@telus.net Visit our website: www.ladnercrc.com Youth Pastor: Jed Schoepp

Gliding Biathlon Leadership Skills Sports Nights Marksmanship

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Flying Band Public Speaking First Aid Training Community Service

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Weekend Survival Training Drill Team/Parades Summer Training Camps Meteorology Duke of Edinburgh Award

Training held every Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:30 pm @ South Delta Rec Centre

Royal Canadian Air Cadets

828 HURRICANE SQUADRON

Visit us at www.cadets.ca/lhg/828air/ or contact us via email at aircadets828@hotmail.com

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A18 The Delta Optimist October 28, 2011 In the Community

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Bob Wilkinson (left) and Terry Nylander present a cheque from the Tsawwassen Legion to Delta Hospital Foundation executive director Teresa Cooper.

Tsawwassen Legion donation to help buy cancer diagnostic equipment screening program for kidney cancer, it will give the doctors at Delta Hospital the necessary information to make the best possible diagnosis and increase patients’ chance for survival. Legion members Bob Wilkinson and Terry Nylander presented the cheque to Delta Hospital Foundation executive director Teresa Cooper. “Throughout their support of our hospital, the

Legion’s generosity has allowed for the newest equipment to provide the best health care in Delta,” said Cooper. “This donation towards the scope will help the residents of Delta stay in our community for cancer diagnosis procedures close to their families.” The Delta Hospital Foundation raises funds to provide access to the best medical services close to home. Since 1988, it has raised over $23 million.

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The Delta Hospital Foundation received a $4,000 donation from the Tsawwassen Legion to help purchase essential cancer care equipment. The money will help buy an Uretero-Reno Videoscope, a state-of-theart scope used to diagnose kidney cancer. The flexible scope produces an image quality far superior to the more common fiber-optic scopes. Because there is no


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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. †Receive a winter safety package which includes: four (4) Winter Tires, four (4) steel Rims (Escape receives alloy wheels), and one (1) Tire pressure monitoring system when you purchase lease any new 2011/2012 Ford Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Escape, Edge (excluding Sport) or Explorer on or before Nov 30/11. This offer is not applicable to any Fleet (other than small fleets with an eligible FIN) or Government customers and not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP or Daily Rental Allowances. Some conditions apply. See Dealer for details. Vehicle handling characteristics, tire load index and speed rating may not be the same as factory supplied all season tires. Winter tires are meant to be operated during winter conditions and may require a higher cold inflation pressure than all season tires. Consult your Ford of Canada dealer for details including applicable warranty coverage. *Purchase a new 2011 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan with automatic transmission/2011 Fusion SE with automatic transmission/2012 Escape I4 XLT 4x2 with automatic transmission for $15,999/$21,499/$21,999/$27,449 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $1,500/$0/$3,500/$0 deducted. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,550/$1,600/$1,550/$1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. 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Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. **Choose 6.29%/2.99%/6.29%/0% APR purchase financing on a new 2011 Fiesta SE Sedan/2012 Focus SE Sedan with automatic transmission/2011 Fusion SE with automatic transmission/2012 Escape I4 XLT 4x2 with automatic transmission for a maximum of 72/72/72/60 months to qualified retail customers, OAC from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $216/$279/$322/$409 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $99/$129/$149/$189 with a down payment of $3,100/$3,100/$2,700/$2,900 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $2,620.16/$1,722.56/$3,920.19/$0 or APR of 6.29%/2.99%/6.29%/0% and total to be repaid is $15,519.16/$20,121.56/$23,219.19/$24,549. 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Private Health Services Plan (PHSP) is a Health and Welfare Trust (HWT) that provides for selfemployed and incorporated companies to pay their health and dental expenses in a tax-effective and costefficient manner. These Heath and Welfare Trusts have been around for the last 25 years providing business owners with a tax deductible health care solution. All funds placed into these trusts by the businesses are 100% tax deductible in the year they are contributed, even if the money is not spent in that given year. Additionally, the employee receives a tax free benefit instead of a taxable benefit as with other plans. Although anyone can deduct medical expenses through their income tax as determined by a CRA formula, this formula only allows for amounts exceeding the lesser of 3% of one’s net income or $2,024. CRA does not allow a dollar for dollar deduction with this formula, whereas anything contributed to the HWT is written off pretax dollars - 100%. The end result – Health and Welfare Trusts offer a higher tax deduction for the employer. These Trusts work differently than traditional group or individual health and dental insurance programs in that there is no ongoing premium payments required - You can pay as you need it. There are many reasons why a business may consider a Health and Welfare Trust in lieu of or in addition to traditional health/dental plan alternatives. The HWT provides a mechanism to have healthcare expenses paid more tax efficiently without the company having to qualify or put into place a traditional employee benefit plan. Employers investigating insurance health plans found many issues like: the premiums were too expensive to bother setting up; their company was too small to have real purchasing power with the insurance companies; their company was too new or in an industry where insurers are not interested in providing benefits; the majority of their workforce had coverage through spousal plans; or their workforce wanted control over where they could use funds without being restricted by co-insurance or low maximums in each category (ie. dental, vision care, chiropractic, etc). Health and Welfare Trusts address many of these issues as it does not restrict where the allotted dollars per employee are utilized and can even be run through the deductibles, coinsurance and amounts beyond the maximums in a spouse’s plan. Since this is not an insurance plan in the traditional sense, some employers are drawn to the concept of fixing their health/dental funding as employers do not receive rate reviews/increases annually due to employee usage. Employers will often use this program on its own or as a means to complement their plan that may be seeing heavy usage and rate pressure. It can also be used to cover such expenses that were not covered under another plan such as deductibles, coinsurance, and amounts beyond the maximums. Aside from the usual health care costs normally covered, HWT can cover cosmetic dental and medical treatment, prescription drugs and vitamins, nursing home care, private hospital rooms, contraceptives, travel vaccines, MRIs, laser eye surgery, professional services of a dietician, acupuncturist, nutritionist, and massage therapist, medical equipment and devices. For a full list of eligible expenses, refer to CRA’s IT-519R2 or give me a call.

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Representative financing example based on 2012 Sorento (SR75BC) with a selling price of $28,245, financed at 0% APR for 60 months. Includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650. Monthly payments equal $395 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $28,245. Financing example includes a $1,250 loan credit (includes $500 loan credit and $750 loyalty bonus¥). Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. !“Don’t Pay Until 2012” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (2011/2012 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. 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Taxes, licence, insurance, registration, excess mileage, wear and tear charges, any administration or other applicable fees or charges are not included. Dealer may sell for less. See dealer for details. ! Cash purchase price for 2011 Optima (OP541B) is $22,450 and includes a cash credit of $1,000 based on an MSRP of $23,450. Includes delivery and destination fees of $1,455. Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Available at participating dealers. ‡Loan credit for 2012 Kia Sorento LX AT (SR75BC) is $1,250 (includes $500 loan credit and $750 loyalty bonus¥), and is available on purchase financing only on approved credit (OAC). Loan credit varies by model and trim. ¥Loyalty Bonus offer available on 2012 Kia Sorento/2011 Optima Hybrid at a value of $750/$1,250 for any current Kia owners towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012MY Sorento/2011MY Optima Hybrid. 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Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. !Highway/city fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. ^2011 Kia Soul/2011 Kia Sorento awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The award is applicable to all 2011 Sorento models manufactured after March 2010. Visit www.iihs.org for full details. "2011 Kia Sportage awarded Car of the Year by Motoring 2011 for Best SUV/CUV (under $40,000) and overall Car of the Year. Visit www.motoringtv.com for full details. »2011 Optima Hybrid awarded the Guinness Book of World Records for the Lowest Fuel Consumption in a hybrid gasoline vehicle while driving through all 48 adjoining U.S. states. °The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. 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Kia’s climb to prominence in the Canadian auto market has been outstanding. Hyundai’s little brother has managed to create a distinct personality that appeals to a different sort of buyer, even though it shares basic parts with its bigger sibling. Not that there’s anything wrong with sharing parts, especially when they come from a progressive and reliable company like Hyundai. The new Kia Optima, a mid-sized family sedan, is another example of why this business strategy can be so successful. Rip the body panels off Optima and you’ll discover

variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust cams to make it the most potent four-cylinder in its class. It also uses a maintenance-free valve timing chain, instead of a rubber belt. A turbocharged fourcylinder engine and a new hybrid-electric powertrain version of the Optima are also available. There’s no six-cylinder engine option offered and there’s really no need for one. The six-speed manual transmission is only available on the LX and EX editions of Optima, and the optional automatic is a sixspeed. There’s a full range of options including a navigation package, a backup camera, an extra-large panoramic sunroof and

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cavernous and wide enough to allow easy golf bag entry. Handy remote cable-pulls inside the trunk release the fold-down rear seatbacks to expand cargo capacity. Our test Optima also came with a panoramic sunroof, which is standard on the EX Luxury edition. The front section of the all-glass roof opens and it comes with power operated inside sun screens. You lose some headroom, but this is a “must have” for sun worshipers. Safety The safety package is the same regardless of the trim level. Optima comes with a standard set of six air bags — front, side (front seats) and side curtain (front and rear), in addition to active

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Many drivers have reported they use up to 15 per cent less fuel by acting on the feedback they get from an instantaneous fuel consumption gauge. If your vehicle does not have a display, it may be possible to install one. Many vehicles manufactured after 1996 can easily be retrofitted with display systems that provide a range of information, from the cost of fuel per trip to an estimate of the vehicle’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. And you get the information in real time so you can react accordingly. Some newer vehicles not only report fuel consumption but also analyze speed variations, shift points for manual transmissions and driving behaviours such as acceleration and braking times. Natural Resources Canada has a number of gauges available for loan to driving educators. If you’re interested, contact autosmart@nrcan.gc.ca.

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conditioning belt. The entire brake system should be checked every year, including brake linings, rotors and drums. Belts should be inspected every three months or 5,000 to 8,000 kilometres. Screech: A sound typically caused by brake wear indicators that tell you it’s time for maintenance. Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they’re going to need to be replaced for both performance and safety reasons. Squeaks: A number of things can cause squeaks, including belts, the water pump or alternator bearings or a pulley. Belts should be replaced when cracked, frayed, glazed or showing signs of excessive wear. And water pumps, tensioners, idlers and alternators all have bearings that can fail and “squeak,” all of which should be checked. Bang: A backfire, which can be caused by lean air/ fuel ratio, an ignition malfunction and/or a mechanical failure.

Halloween is the time of year for squeals, squeaks, screeches and things that go bump in the night, but when these eerie and haunted sounds come from your car, it’s time for maintenance. Noise is to the vehicle what pain is to the body: a warning. “Being a car owner doesn’t have to be scary,” says Patty Kettles of Be Car Care Aware. “These are just some of the many noises a vehicle makes when there’s a problem, but whenever there’s an unusual sound, it’s a good idea to have the car looked at to ensure safety and reliability and to help prevent costly repairs down the road.” According to Be Car Care Aware Canada, the following strange and scary noises are clues that trouble is brewing within your car and that it should be checked out by an automotive repair technician: Squeal: A sharp noise that usually means a problem with the brakes or the power steering, fan or air


October 28, 2011 The Delta Optimist A27

Votes The Municipality of Delta and School District No. 37 (Delta)

2011 Local Government Elections Saturday, November 19, 2011 Voting Places open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Many of your questions about the upcoming 2011 Local Government Elections are answered here. For additional information contact the Office of the Municipal Clerk, 604-946-3220 Clerks@corp.delta.bc.ca or visit www.corp.delta.bc.ca

Who will be elected?

What are Council’s responsibilities?

The Municipality of Delta is holding elections on November 19, 2011 for the Office of 1 Mayor, 6 Councillors and 7 School Trustees for a 3 year term.

Delta Municipal Council is made up of the Mayor and six (6) Councillors. Council has authority to pass by-laws to regulate such things as the conduct of business and the use of land and property development in the municipality. Council is also responsible for the provision of Police and Fire Emergency Services within the municipality. Council may buy and sell property, set and collect taxes, and approve expenditures. Responsibility for such actions is given to Council by the Community Charter which is an Act of the Provincial Legislature. Elected representatives from Delta’s local government also serve on regional bodies, such as Metro Vancouver, that coordinate and provide services for the residents of Metro Vancouver (formerly the Greater Vancouver Regional District), including water treatment and distribution, sewerage treatment and regional parks.

Why should I vote? Your local government makes decisions every day on matters which can effect employment, commerce, industry, transportation, housing, education and recreation. All these decisions affect YOU. In a democracy like Canada’s, every citizen has the opportunity to take part in choosing their government. How to choose your local government in Delta is what this brochure is all about. This brochure provides information on voting in the upcoming election.

What are the Board of Education’s responsibilities? The Delta Board of Education is made up of seven (7) Trustees and is independent of Delta Council.The Trustees govern Delta School District by establishing educational and administrative policies and regulations.The District provides elementary, secondary, community and specialized education services for Delta. The Provincial School Act governs the functions of the Board of Education. The Provincial Government determines how much money is allocated for the District’s operating and capital expenditures.

There is a list of Candidates on the back page of this brochure.


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Votes

Local Government Elections - November 19, 2011

How do I vote? At the Voting Place, once registered, and before you receive a ballot to vote, you will be asked to sign a declaration that you are entitled to vote and that you have not voted before in this election. The Municipality of Delta uses an automated voting system that counts votes very quickly and accurately. The names of all candidates for all offices to be elected, as well as any other voting questions, are contained on one ballot card. You must not vote for more candidates than are to be elected for an office.You can however make fewer choices if you wish. Once you have completed voting, take your ballot, inside the secrecy sleeve provided, to the election official at the ballot box. The official will then feed your ballot into the automated voting machine, which ‘reads’ and records the votes you have made.

List of candidates Candidates for MAYOR (one to be elected)

Krista ENGELLAND

One Delta Civic Association

4911 Stevens Drive

604 943 7128

Lois E. JACKSON

Delta Independent Voters Association

9167 - 118 Street

604 594 5205

Heather KING

922 - 50 Street

778 875 9494

John A. MEECH

5475 Rawlins Crescent

604 943 0306

Sylvia BISHOP

5143 - 1 Avenue

604 943 9895

Scott BRODERICK

7707 - 118 Street

778 438 2195

1696 Beach Grove Road

604 948 0623

Andrew CONLEY

Delta

604 816 0107

Neil CORBETT

#119 1702 - 56 Street

604 202 7007

Robert CAMPBELL

Candidates for COUNCILLOR (six to be elected)

If you mark your ballot incorrectly, or otherwise spoil the ballot, you may return your ballot to the person in charge and obtain a new ballot to vote again.

Garth CUTHBERT

Renew Delta 7857 - 114A Street Electoral Organization

604 590 4305

Scott HAMILTON

Delta Independent Voters Association

604 596 9498

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edar Park Church is launching the second season of the Ovation Performance Series on Saturday, Nov. 5 with the exceptionally talented musicians of the Infinitus String Trio. The bi-monthly series will showcase high caliber performing artists from across the Lower Mainland. In addition to offering a wide variety of enjoyable and accessible programming for the community, the proceeds will support local charities and causes. The first concert will benefit the Community Fund of Faith. Established under the sponsorship of the South Delta Ministerial (ministers, pastors and priests of South Delta churches), the fund was created to provide one-time emergency financial support to individuals in the community facing a financial crisis or challenge. Producer Michelle Jones is thrilled to present Infinitus, a versatile string trio known for its unique sound, blending strings with vocalizations and vocal percussion (“beat-boxing”), taking the conventional string trio to a whole new level. Jones says audiences are in for a real treat and will fall in love

with the dynamic performance of familiar polished classical works, original jazz with Latin and hip hop arrangements and compositions. Formed in 2002 by twins Alex and Anthony Cheung, initially as a string quartet, the group eventually evolved into a dynamic trio with the recent addition of violinist John “Adidam” Littlejohn. The members hold degrees from the University of Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory, and have won numerous awards at the local, national and international level. Having performed in over 400 schools throughout Canada and the United States, Infinitus is dedicated to quality educational outreach and nurturing music appreciation in youth. The group is currently on the faculty of the Thrive City String Academy and the St. James Music Academy, both urban outreach music programs. Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert are $15 and can be purchased at Cedar Park Church, 5300-44th Ave., Ladner, during office hours (Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). For more information, call 604946-7410.

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McKee rec centre hosting bluegrass band The Pacific Bluegrass and Heritage Society was in search of a venue for the Spinney Brothers when it was approached by the McKee House Jammers to co-sponsor an event. After much discussion, it was decided to book Canada’s number one full-time touring bluegrass band in the beautiful McKee Seniors’ Recreation Centre auditorium. The event has created an opportunity for McKee members to enjoy this top-rated band tomorrow night. The Ladner seniors centre will come alive with the genuine

bluegrass acoustic music of Nova Scotia’s favourite bluegrass and acoustic music band. The Spinney Brothers, members of the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame, are quickly gaining international acclaim, touring extensively through the U.S., Canada and Europe. Brothers Allan and Rick debuted their band in 1992, showcasing a vocal duet style that was immediately recognized for its energetic and distinctive sound. The cornerstone of the Spinney Brothers

musical identity is the southern flavoured bluegrass music. The first generation bluegrass legends have been an important musical influence, yet their music is equally shaped by their personal lives and local heritage. By incorporating original material, the Spinney Brothers effortlessly intertwine the past with the present. The current band of Allan Spinney on guitar, Rick Spinney on banjo, Gary Dalrymple on mandolin and Darryl Hebb on upright bass form the string instrument

combination that has been the classic bluegrass format since the sound first crystallized some 60 years ago. The audience will be delighted to hear Allan’s version of the classic Mule Skinner Blues topped off with a Wilf Carter yodel and Rick’s Tennessee Banjo Man. These folks recently brought the house down in Nashville in front of thousands. Tickets are available at the door for $30, with a reduced rate for McKee members. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m.

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he old man flashes me a toothless grin. “Welcome to Melaka”, he says. “And to Medan Portugis kampung. My name is Manuel Rodrigues.” Rodrigues is of mixed Malay and Portuguese descent, and his family, have lived in this small village for four centuries. While our tour bus rests under the shade of a nearby tree, he tells me that the Portuguese Square was built in the 1980s by the Malaysian Government to honour the historical ethnicity of his community. “Look around,” he urges, waving me towards the village. “This is what remains of ‘our’ world.” By that I assume he means the colonial world of Portugal’s 150-year occupation of Melaka. Today, as I stand looking west across the Straits of Malacca, the sea glints under a blazing sky, and

a warm salt-laden breeze wafts against my skin. On this Sunday morning the settlement wears an air of dreamy tranquillity as it dozes in the sun. Melaka’s past, however, was far from peaceful. Founded by the Sumatran Prince, Parmeswara, in 1400, the city rapidly became the most lucrative trading port in the East. Its prosperity proved to be a double-edged sword. The avaricious Portuguese wrested the city from the Sultan of Malacca in 1511, and built the formidable A Formosa Fort. The Dutch then arrived on the scene in 1641 and took centre stage for the next couple of centuries. The British, in their turn, were paramount from 1826 and, except for the Japanese occupation during World War II, they held Melaka until Malaysia’s independence in 1957. A Formosa Fort suffered damage with each invasion, and the British finally reduced it to rubble.

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All that remains today is the Porto da Santiago gate which survived thanks to the intervention of Sir Stamford Raffles. I walk through its archway, and up a winding flight of steps to the top of the hill where the skeletal walls of St. Paul’s Chapel lie roofless and open to the relentless sun and rain. A grilled enclosure at the far end encompasses an

open grave-the first resting place of St. Francis Xavier, Portuguese missionary extraordinaire, who died in 1552. The body was removed shortly thereafter to Goa, India where it now lies in a gold casket, miraculously uncorrupted by the passage of time. It is, however, minus a right hand, which was reputedly sent to Rome on the orders of the Pope. Although

severed 62 years after St Francis’ death, legend has it that blood gushed from the wound, and the hand eventually withered. By curious coincidence, the marble statue of St. Frances Xavier, erected in 1952, just behind St. Paul’s Chapel, was toppled by a freak accident (a tree mysteriously fell on it), and though rescued and restored to its pedestal, its right hand, shattered beyond repair, is missing. Melaka wears its past like a rich cloak around the shoulders of its present. At Dutch Square, trishaws flit past like brightly hued butterflies, their canopies festooned with paper flower garlands, while souvenir, handicraft shops and food vendors line the sidewalks. The backdrop to this contemporary scene is Christ Church built by the Dutch in 1753 — a stolid brick structure with a deep red laterite façade. Melaka has more delights to offer: streets squeezing their way between houses, shops and temples where

Peranakan (‘Straits Chinese’ of Malay and Chinese descent) live, work and worship. Across a bridge spanning the Melaka river, (crammed with ancient looking boats) is the Cheng Hoon Teng temple, with its astonishing array of ornate lacquer work and mythological figures. Nearby too, are the antique treasures of Jonker Street. Much of it, to my untrained eye, is overpriced ‘jonk’ but I indulge in some haggling just for the heck of it. Our final stop on the tour is the Hang Li Poh well. I toss in a coin and make a wish which, I am assured, will “definitely come true”. Hang Li Poh is the oldest well in Melaka, and has never dried up. Neither, apparently, has its guarantee. So reluctant as I am to say farewell to this city, I know I shall be back. Someday. Travel Writers’ Tales is an independent travel article syndicate that offers professionally written travel articles.

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Many uses for pumpkin crops anne marrison

Green Room Pumpkins are an integral part of Halloween today just as they were in the pioneer times of North America, although the food and celebrations have now become far more theatrical and macabre. Originally, Halloween was the last of the three pagan harvest festivals for those Celtic immigrants who remembered the old ways. It was the last chance for pumpkins, apples and nuts to be gathered and the early pioneer pumpkin pies reflected that end-of-season gathering. Unlike today’s pies, the early pioneer pie was the shell of a pumpkin into which nuts, apples, raisins and other fruits were placed. It was usually the centerpiece of the supper table. Later, when times were more removed from hardscrabble farming, the pumpkin pie we know today began to be produced. But in earlier days when surviving the winter was a real concern, pumpkins saved many a family from starvation. Those heritage pumpkins grew very large, very fast and, though the

inside flesh of some was quite stringy, their thick outside skins helped them to keep better than many other foods. But they still had to last until spring crops were available. That’s why the pioneers sliced pumpkins and hung them to dry from roof beams. They also made pumpkins into sauces, puddings, soups, stews, bread, muffins, cookies and, of course, pies. It seems at times there was entirely too much pumpkin in the diet for some people. There is a little pioneer verse that runs: “Instead of pottage and puddings and custards and pies, our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies. We have pumpkin at morning and pumpkin at noon. If it was not for pumpkin we should be undoon.” Pumpkin blossom tea was also drunk in season and pumpkin flowers were said to be delicious when fried. The pioneers would have used only male flowers since every female flower is a potential pumpkin fruit. Female flowers have a fat little central ovary that’s easy to identify. Pumpkin seeds were also roasted and eaten. They were believed to be an excellent aphrodisiac — certainly they are very nutritious. The seeds and shells

were also said to be eaten by First Nations people who baked squash whole among ash in their fire pits. Often pumpkin was grown in a combination of corn, beans and pumpkin known as the Three Sisters. The beans fixed nitrogen that nourished the corn. The corn served as poles for the beans to climb while the squash acted as a thick living mulch that was reputed to be impenetrable enough to deter raccoons. Old tradition says that pumpkins grown for carving should be planted on Good Friday to allow them to acquire the power to combat evil spirits roaming on Halloween. But another tradition says pumpkin should be planted in a fruitful sign, which in our area would be Taurus (May). Since Good Friday falls sometimes in April (that’s Aries, a barren sign), gardeners here usually need to plant in the favourable temperatures of May and take their chances with evil spirits. Pumpkins are heavy feeders best grown on hills or raised beds so they have good drainage. They need lots of water, room to roam and nutritious places where the far-flung vining roots can find food. Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions. Send them to her via amarrison@shaw.ca.

Bingo more than just a game at KinVillage Bingo at KinVillage is more than just a game. “(It is a) social event, an opportunity to meet with friends and make new friends and there is always a chance to win. We pay out more than $350 in prizes,” said Janice Heine, who has been running the Wednesday afternoon bingo for seven years. “Our regulars often come early and meet their friends for the Wednesday hot lunch at the café. The bingo starts at precisely 1 p.m. with an average of 35 to 40 players. But we have room for a lot more,” said Heine. “Most of our players get entertainment for the day and there is always the anticipation of winning. Keeping track of the numbers also helps improve memory and concentration.” “We just all have a good time, we care for each other,” said Linda Stetzel, a volunteer at the bingo games.

She emphasized that newcomers are always made welcome and made to feel good. Long-term bingo players, sisters Betty Briley and Josie Walker said they enjoy watching people and there is the “excitement of a potential win.” Bingo runs from September until the end of June and in summer there is a “fun summer bingo.” “A lot of activities stop during the summer and this is one of the few things running,” said Heine. “We have a gaming licence for the bingo games and all the revenues go back to the community centre for things like purchasing new equipment and supplies,” said John Lusted, director of recreation at KinVillage. KinVillage bingo is held at 1 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon at the KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Call 604-943-0225 for more information.


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A sleep disorder, on the other hand, is already chronic, Moscovitch explained. “It has lasted at least for weeks, if not months, and in most cases for years. And it has a significant impact — in a lot of cases a measurable impact on the individual’s physiological, psychological, educational or occupational functioning.” Insomnia, for example, is a sleep disorder. It includes: problems falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up too early, or waking up not feeling refreshed. “Frequently, people that have that will report that when they wake up in the morning, they feel like they have been run over by a truck,” Moscovitch said. “They frequently have a multitude of aches and pains upon waking up — from back aches to jaw aches to headaches — that either interfere with their ability

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Lotzkar helps Canada capture Pan Am gold It was a golden ending to the baseball season for Kyle Lotzkar. The 21-year-old pitcher from Tsawwassen helped Canada make history at the Pan American Games in Mexico with a 2-1 victory over the United States in the gold medal game on Tuesday night. The result marks the first time Canada has won gold at a major international baseball event. Two weeks earlier, the national team captured bronze at the IBAF World Cup in Panama, making this squad the most successful in Baseball Canada’s history. As a member of Canada’s starting pitching rotation, Lotzkar got the call in Canada’s final roundrobin game against Venezuela and he delivered. Needing a win to secure a semi-final berth, he threw 4 2/3 shutout innings that included six strikeouts in a 4-1 victory. Lotzkar also benefitted from some great defence as he got into trouble in the bottom of third after loading the bases with only one out. He managed to get out of the inning with a fine 5-4-3 double play that gave his club

some life. Lotzkar was removed from the game with two out in the bottom of the fifth after walking his first batter of the game. “Kyle did a great job,” said Canadian Manager, Ernie Whitt. “He threw strikes and gave us a chance to win. I told him that if it was a regular season game I would have kept him in but our bullpen has been solid. “Venezuela is a good hitting ball club,.Our pitchers did a great job keeping them off balance all game.” It was Lotzkar’s second time facing Venezuela in less than 10 days. He was also on the mound in a 7-0 win at the World Cup. He worked five solid innings, allowing just three hits and no walks. The South Delta secondary graduate was the Cincinnati Reds supplemental first round draft pick in 2007. He pitched this past season for the Dayton Dragons — the Reds’ Class A affiliate in the Midwest League (Ohio) — where he finished with a 3-2 record in 14 starts. He recorded 72 strikeouts in 66-and-2/3 innings pitched.

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The Delta Ice Hawks made short work of the worst team in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League on Tuesday night, rolling to a 12-1 victory at the Ladner Leisure Centre.

Devils hope for different result against Royals South Delta looking to avenge last year’s playoff loss in key conference game this afternoon against Handsworth MARK BOOTH

The South Delta Sun Devils will be attempting to exorcise a ghost from seasons past when they travel to the North Shore this afternoon for a pivotal Western Conference match-up. Ray Moon’s impressive tenure as head coach of the Tsawwassen high school football program includes little in the way of fond memories anytime his team has lined up against Handsworth Royals. It was the North Vancouver squad that defeated the Devils in Moon’s firstever provincial final back in 2007. Then last season, South Delta looked to be well on its way to a playoff victory, only to surrender

three unanswered touchdowns in a 21-18 loss. Even victories have produced dark clouds including in 2009 when star running back Sam Livingston had to walk off the field for the final time of his high school career. It was during a game against the Royals when the Sun Devils received an emergency call at the bench to learn Livingston was playing with mononucleosis after his doctor had received test results. “There definitely is some history there and not a lot of fond memories,” chuckled Moon. “Last year’s (playoff) loss left a bitter taste in our mouths for a long time. Anytime we match up with them, we know it’s going to be a chal-

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lenge.” Th Sun Devils enter the tilt with a 1-1 conference record after their most impressive performance of the season, a 38-13 home field romp of the Windsor Dukes. The Royals sit at 1-2, having also defeated Windsor (6-0) and falling to top five ranked teams John Barsby and Ballenas. The winner will be assured of at least third place finish and a more favourable opening round match-up when the provincial playoffs kick off in two weeks. Moon is hoping his team’s dominating performance against Windsor will provide the needed springboard for the stretch run that also includes a home date with top ranked Barsby on Nov. 5 in South

Delta’s final regular season game. “The boys showed up focused this time,” said Moon of the win. “We still made a couple of mistakes but they are becoming less and less as the season progresses which is par for the course when you have a young team. “It all started with the play of our offensive line. They sustained a lot of their blocks as a unit and the errors were minimal. It just really helps everything else. There were times where (quarterback) Kyle (Menzies) could have had a cup of coffee. No one was getting through.” The end result was South Delta producing nearly 400 yards in total offence. The balanced attack featured Menzies throwing for 196

yards, including a touchdown toss to promising Grade 10 receiver Mitch Dino. Six running backs combined for over 150 yards. The Sun Devils defence also enjoyed an impressive afternoon, producing a touchdown on a fumble recovery by senior linebacker Tyler Jamieson and a safety. While the Royals only managed to squeak past Windsor, they did find the end zone three times in a respectable 34-20 loss to Ballenas last weekend. “It’s really hard to gauge them based on those two results,” added Moon. “We do expect them to put the ball up in the air a lot.” More than anything, he just wants to see a different ending this time against his nemesis.

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October 28, 2011 The Delta Optimist A39

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4,200 SQ.FT. ON DOGWOOD DRIVE! e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 4,200 SQ.FT 1 year young 6 BEDROOM EXECUTIVE HOME ON TSAWWASSEN'S SUPERIOR DOGWOOD DRIVE! Absolute top quality design & finishings! Wideplank Tarkett Maple Hardwood flooring, Quartz & Granite Counters, High-End Appliances, Kohler Fixtures, etc ! 19 ft ceilings in entrance & great room, Vaulted ceilings in upper floor rooms, large master suite, every room has an ensuite, etc! Euroline Windows, Viewssmann Boiler, Carrier Heat pump, 3 car garage, extensive concrete stampwork, beautiful front porch, very private, LARGE yard. Home is set back off street, & is a 10 out of 10!

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Absolutely beautiful spacious 2 bedroom + den, 2 bathroom, 1,324 sq.ft. ground floor condo in sought after Onyx Court! 8 years young, high-end finishes include granite counters, ceramic tile, stainless appliances, maple cabinets, newer laminate floors, etc! Spacious open plan, huge patio & private yard! Quiet Location.

#106 1175 55th Street, Tsawwassen

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Absolutely beautiful 2,922sqft 4 bedroom side split with style! Situated on a park like 11,679 sq.ft corner lot with pool and extensive totally landscaped yard and features. Renovated with roof(2005) paint, windows, country kitchen with granite counters, island, tile, hardwood flooring throughout, cofferred ceilings, moldings, renovated bthrms, new deck, stonework etc. 3 man sauna, recent pool liner, heater, filter, double garage and shop. Can't explain with words.

896 Harris Place, Tsawwassen

priced @ $259,900

priced @ $819,900

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Wow! 4 Bedrooms + Office with a neat beach feel! Wainscotting, mouldings, vaulted ceilings, beach colours, this home has real style! High-end finishings including wide-plank hardwood, trendy tile and heated kitchen and stainless steel appliances, granite + quartz counters, etc! etc! Don't miss this!

Beautiful updated 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhome in Ladner's desirable Village Green complex. 1,256 sq.ft, spacious open plan with vaulted ceilings and 2 balconies + patio. South-facing rear yard, in very private and quiet location! New stainless steel appliances, new front-loader washer/dryer, gas fireplace, new paint, etc! etc! Excellent townhome, very family oriented with kids play area! Walk to Historic Ladner Village in minutes! Don't miss this one

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Totally renovated 2-bedroom townhome in Faireharbour. Brand new kitchen, laminate flooring, mouldings, paint, bathroom renovations, etc! Private patio area! In the heart of historic Ladner Village, walk to the market in minutes! Very affordable, needs absolutely nothing! New courtyard, sidewalk, common room improvements being paid by seller! Great spot! Will not last.

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Beautiful and unique 3,600 sq.ft, 3-Level home in sought-after Upper Tsawwassen location. Main floor living & 4 bedrooms up with finished lower level with additional fifth bedroom. Lower level could be converted into a suite. Recreation room opens to hot tub, pool & deck area in private sun-drenched yard. New pool liner, sump filter, pump, and heater. Master bedroom has "VIEW" of Mt Baker and walk-in closet. Home is beautifully updated with new hardwood, stone fireplace, paint, bathrooms, etc! etc! Absolutely gorgeous-ready for your family and to entertain! Check out virtual tour online and don't miss this great home with style!

priced @ $459,900

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#218 - 4815 48th Avenue, Ladner

916 Gale Drive, Tsawwassen

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Beautiful 1400 sq. ft. 2 bdrm, 2.5 bath, 2-level townhome in heart of Ladner Village! Courtyard Complex (only 8 townhomes) with outdoor gated entry and private rear yard/patio. Updated unit - new hardwood, carpet, paint, moulding, etc. Very quiet, very private.

WOW! Unique 3,565 sq.ft executive home with 5 bedrooms and HUGE rec room, 4.5 bathrooms, PLUS a self contained suite! Home has huge vaulted ceilings, riverrock fireplace, hardwood flooring, tile, crown and baseboard mouldings, etc! Excellent open plan living with seperated rec room for kids etc! Outdoor barbecue area, 2-storey kids playhouse, large yard, and backs onto Desirable Mountain View Park (with a tree buffer). Great home with plenty of room, and a great location! Do not miss this! Check out the 360 degree virtual tour online.

priced @ $369,900

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#3-4890 48th Avenue, Ladner

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Gorgeous 4 bedroom and den luxury home with it's own theater room! Over 3,100 sq.ft on a 6,673 sq.ft lot! Central location, close to all amenities! Custom built by Highmark Homes. Do not miss this stunning home!

priced @ $1,275,000

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6027 SQ. FT. BUILDING LOT!

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10429 64th Avenue, Ladner

5383 Laurel Drive, Ladner

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Beautiful 6,027 sq.ft Building Lot in Ladner's Greatest Lynn Place subdivision. East facing, cul-de-sac location!

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Beautiful spacious 1,860 sq ft 3 bedroom plus games or 4 bedroom townhome in desirable Ladner Estates. Updated kitchen, bathrooms, laminate flooring, paint, mouldings, etc! Spacious rooms, great layout! Large private yard! Quiet location! Don't miss this! Excellent value!

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ONLY 1 REMAINING in 9 TOWNHOME COMPLEX. BRAND NEW HIGH-END UNITS! Private yards, 2-5-10 year national warranties, quality built, 3 bdrms, 3 baths. Call today for an information package, etc. etc. Nature trails at your doorstep. Sellers pay HST.

Absolutely beautiful 2 bedroom townhome in sought-after “Pillars”. Open kitchen concept, maple kitchen with center island, gas fireplace, etc! Private large patio, etc! etc! Private access to 2 “separate” parking spots. Large storage workshop at your garage level! Beautiful unit! Don’t miss it!

* Fraser CURRENTLY *Fraser CURRENTLY RANKS at #5 out of all RANKS at #4 out of realtors in GREATER all realtors in GREATER VANCOUVER for total VANCOUVER for total sales in 2011. (Over sales in 2011. (Over 6,500 realtors total) 6,500 realtors ranking total) That is actually That is actually ranking in the TOP 0.3% of in the TOP 0.3% of ALL ALL realtors in Greater realtors in Greater Vancouver!!!

priced @ $499,900

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JUST LISTED! Unobstructed river views!

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Executive 3-level, 5156 sq.ft. upper level view home. 6 bdrms plus spacious, bright sunroom/office. 5 baths. Many features and upgrades incl. custom 2x6 construction, concrete tile roof, oak hardwood floors, new carpeting, updated kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless steel appl., Jenn-Air gas range & BBQ, etc.

Beautiful spacious 2 bedroom condo, 1,020 sq. ft. in desirable Park Regent Estates complex. Building rainscreened and under warranty. Updated with new paint, lmainate flooring, appliances, water tank, washer/dryer, etc. Large balcony, gas fireplace. Don’t miss this one!

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RENOVATED SPLIT-LEVEL WITH SUITE

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Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom back-split on huge 8,465 sq.ft. lot! Home has a self-contained 1 bedroom suite downstairs! Exterior updates include: drain tile & yard drainage, cement walkway, new patio & deck, shed hardi-plank & stone, windows, paint, trim, etc! Interior has updated kitchen, bathrooms, furnace, water tank, French doors, blinds, washer dryer, etc! Vaulted ceilings give this home a very unique feel! Priced for quick sale! Check out 360 virtual tour online!

Own an updated FULL DUPLEX (both sides) (over 4,280 sq.ft), 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, etc! Could be potentially turned into 4-Plex! Both homes have been extensively updated to include new windows, roof, deck, perimeter drainage, etc! Ready to move in!

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ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL HOME

5661 Sherwood Blvd., Tsawwassen

6051 48A Ave., Ladner

priced @ $789,000

STYLISH FAMILY HOME WITH SUITE

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5690 Grove Ave., Ladner

Sensationally updated home with views! $350,000 spent on renovations! 3,810 sq.ft home with 4 bedrooms up + large bedroom suite down! Open plan, high end kitchen with granite, fir custom cabinets, double sized fridge and freezer, dual fuel stove, etc! Too much to list! Come and see!

771 Underhill Drive, Tsawwassen

BEAUTIFUL 1 BEDROOM CONDO!

2 STOREY PENTHOUSE!

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Beautiful 730 sq.ft. 1 bedroomcondo in sought-after Windsor Woods! New paint, laminate, etc. Quiet location with large balcony overlooking green space! Walk to absolutely all of Tsawwassen Town Centre amenities in minutes! Check out 360 virtual tour on line!

#302-5518 14th Avenue, Tsawwassen

e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua Excellent 2 level, 1600 sq. ft. 2 bdrm. & den or 3 bdrm. penthouse in “Like New” Ladner Pointe. Sunny east & south exp., 2 balonies, vaulted ceilings, etc! Building has been totally rainscreened with warranty! New roof, windows, decks, gardens, hallways, etc. Don’t miss this!

#B506-4821 53rd Street, Ladner

priced @ $235,000

priced @ $449,900

EXCELLENT 2-Level home with Suite

BEAUTIFUL AS NEW 3 BDRM TOWNHOME!

e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua

7 yrs of Prestige RE/MAX Western Canada Awards

Extensively updated 2-level home on huge 7,987 sq.ft South exposed lot! Updates include newer maple kitchen with open plan and bar stool island! Newer bathrooms, laminate flooring, furnace, torch-on roof, driveway, paint, etc! Home is set up for a basement suite also! Single garage, huge yard! move in!

6120 48A Avenue, Ladner

priced @ $565,900

Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street

by Fraser this week

priced @ $949,900

TOP 1% OF ALL REALTORS IN GREATER VANCOUVER in 2009+2010

Medallion Club Member

JUST SOLD

priced @ $649,900

* #1 in South Delta South Delta's #1 Real Estate 2010*Agent!

dipl.in Markerting Commercial and Residential Real Estate Birtish Columbia Ins. of Tech.

529 56 Street and 531 56 Street

priced @ $579,900

Beautiful contemporary style 2-level with vaulted ceilings on Ladner's sought-after Grove Avenue. Renovated with new windows, engineered hardwood, carpets, exterior & interior paint, updated kitchen, baseboards, tile flooring, bathrooms, etc! etc! etc! Self-contained 2 bedroom suite rented @ $1000/month with separate driveway! Double garage! 4 bdrms as part of upper living! Don't miss this! Check out 360 degree virtual tour online!

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

#209 - 4989 47th Ave., Ladner

e degre 360 our online lt vir tua Don't miss this perfect 3 bedroom 2-Level townhome in Ladner's exclusive Central Park West! 3 yrs young, as new, NO HST! 1,339 sq.ft, open plan, with high quality finishings to include Custom crafted maple cabinetry, granite counters, Whirlpool appliances, undermount sink, hardwood floors, Kohler fixtures etc. Double Garage, St. Paul's 2-5-10 yr warranty. Live in the heart of Ladner, walk to the Historic Village Market in minutes! Lions park around the corner, schools within walking distance, this townhome has it all!

#9-4887 Central Ave, Ladner

priced @ $523,900

South #1 Real Estate Agent #1 Delta's IN SOUTH DELTA

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October 28, 2011 The Delta Optimist A45

19,096 SQ.FT. POTENTIALLY SUBDIVIDABLE?

JUST SOLD

e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua

by Fraser

HUGE park-like 19,096 sq.ft. park-like lot on one of Tsawwassen's most sought-after streets! South facing, backing U.S. border! Views of sunsets and ocean from rear of lot. Potential to subdivide into two 9,548 sq.ft. lots. Sell one and build your dream home on the other? Brand new $80,000 shop that could remain on one side. Do not miss this! Priced for quick sale!

28 Georgia Wynd, Tsawwassen

5135 11A Avenue, Tsawwassen

priced @ $998,800

priced @ $669,900 CUTE UPDATED RANCHER!

3,208 SQ.FT. SPLIT LEVEL FLOOR SUITE!

e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua

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1330 sq.ft. 3 bedroom rancher with style! Large family room off kitchen, exposed wood beams, french doors to 100% private rear yard! Home has been updated with new laminate flooring, kitchen, counters, some appliances, paint, new windows, roof (8 yrs), large double shop/garage.

5106 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen

Absolutely beautiful and unique split-level type home with mortgage helper! 3,208 sq.ft. , 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home situated on large 7,416 sq.ft. lot! Extensive addition and renovation done including open concept kitchens, 2-level self contained suite. Newer boiler/hot water tank, gutters, carpets, hardwood, stamped concrete walkways, exposed aggregate patios, concrete floors, newer roofs, etc.! Walk out your french doors from your open living/kitchen to the beautiful private yard! Separate games room with outdoor access from yard ready for you to entertain!

5436 15B Avenue, Tsawwassen

priced @ $569,900

priced @ $789,900

STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME!

LIVE THE BEACH LIFE! e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua

e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua 3700 sq. ft. home in Sherwood Estates. 5 bdrms., 3-1/2 baths, fully finished basement, oak flooring, vaulted ceilings in dining and living rooms, 2 family rooms, games/media with surround sound, high efficient furnace with filtration system, oversized master ensuite with soaker, double shower, etc.

One-of-a-kind Boundary Bay Beauty! 2,640 sq.ft., 4 bedroom, 2-storey home with a contemporary feel and views over farmland! Complete renovation in 1995 which includes new kitchen with merit cabinets, Viking gas range, Fisher/Paykal fridge, etc! Updated bathrooms, new torch-on and 20 gage standing seam steel roof.

167 65B Street, Tsawwassen

2524 148A Street, South Surrey

priced @ $969,900

priced @ $799,900

EXCELLENT 1387 SF CONDO

SPLIT-LEVEL ON BEAUTIFUL LOT! e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua

e degr e nline 0 6 3 o l tour vir tua 1,381 sq.ft spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor condo in sought-after Highland Terrace. Updated with Pine-finish Laminate flooring, upgraded appliances, new paint, etc! Large kitchen, living room, bedrooms and a great covered sunroom area! Private location overlooking treed area!

102 - 5550 14B Avenue, Tsawwassen

Wonderful 4 bedroom split type home on HUGE park-like 9,505 sq.ft. 100% private lot! Located on "Stevens Lane"! Home has been updated with new paint, windows, furnace, updated bathrooms and kitchen, hardwood, etc. 2 large decks, 1 over double garage! CUL-DE-SAC location!

ask my free free ask about about my customer customer courtesy courtesy moving van! moving van!

4956 Stevens Lane, Tsawwassen

priced @ $339,900

priced @ $739,900

#108-1175 55th St. Priced @ $449,900

5361 10A Ave. Priced @ $549,900

5687 Frigate Rd. Priced @ $839,000

4981 Linden Drive Priced @ $879,900

4755 Cedar Tree Lane Priced @ $499,900

#302 4745 54A St. Priced @ $439,900

#209-4815 48th Ave. Priced @ $379,900

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

by fraser

personal real estate corporation

3 bdrm 1,670 sq.ft. rancher on quiet street w/cul-de-sac, easy walking distance to Tsawwassen Town Centre! Many updates. 9 yr roof, 4 year Lennox high efficiency furnace, natural gas f/p, ceramic floor tiling. Updated sunny, south - facing kitchen, appliances, blinds, bathrooms, etc.

by fraser

fraser elliott

EXCELLENT 3 BDRM RANCHER!

by fraser

by fraser

by fraser

by fraser

by fraser

stats taken as of March 27th, 2011

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stats taken as of OCTOBER 27th, 2011 offers this week!

604.728.2845

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since Jan 24th, 2011 That a saleevery every 1.40 is is 1 sale days. That 2.42days!

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114 SALES by Fraser 44 Rrm sales since January 24th 2011.

CURRENTLY **Fraser Fraser CURRENTLY RANKSatat#5 #4out outofofall RANKS realtors all realtorsininGREATER GREATER VANCOUVER fortotal total VANCOUVER for sales in 2011. 2011. (Over (Over 6,500 realtors 6,500 realtors total) That is actually ranking That is actually ranking the TOP 0.3% in in the TOP 0.3% of of ALL ALL realtors in Greater realtors in Greater Vancouver!!! Vancouver!!! Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street


A46 The Delta Optimist October 28, 2011

THE CHANCEY TEAM WWW.EXPERTAGENTS.CA

BOB CHANCEY

LINDA 604-946-8899 CHANCEY

YOUR CHOICE!

Consider The Advantages...

776 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, S.E. exposed corner unit with covered deck OR West exposed 855 sq. ft., 2 bedroom condo with large deck. Both include insuite laundry and a gas fireplace. Walk to transit, recreation, shopping and more. Building has a New Roof, new boiler and more. 1 pet allowed. FOR 360O VIRTUAL TOUR AND FLOOR PLANS GO TO WWW.EXPERTAGENTS. CA Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899.

Career Achievements #1 Agent in the Great Vancouver Real Estate Board* #2 Agent in the Great Vancouver Real Estate Board* #3 Agent twice, in the Great Vancouver Real Estate Board* #1 Agent in South Delta for 11 years* MLS® Presidents Club for 10 years* The Presidents Club represents the top 1% of Realtors® in the Great Vancouver Real Estate Board. *Based on Bob and/or Linda’s career achievements as per Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics for homes sold (unit sales)

S PLAN LOOR A F D N UR A AGENTS.C T 00 TO AL 36 W.EXPER U T R W VI FOR GO TO W

$239,000 #23, 5661 Ladner Trunk Rd. $249,000 #13, 5661 Ladner Trunk Rd.

BUYER’S INCENTIVE! We will rebate you 30% of the fees* we earn

TO HELP PAY YOUR MOVING COSTS when you purchase any home through us between October 26 and November 15, 2011. Let the experts get you moved! Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899 *30% of the selling brokers portion of the fees as stated on any MLS® listing when you purchase any home through us before November 15, 2011.

SELLING FINE HOMES IN NEIGHBOURHOODS LIKE YOURS 6662 London Lane, Ladner

4440 63A St., Ladner

D $679,000 L O S T S JU

D $664,800 L O S T S JU

OCTOBER SALES

D L O S T S JU

$609,000

LD JUST SO

SOLD

407, 5099 Springs Blvd., Tsaw.

$609,000

WEST COAST

5115 Central, Ladner

$729,000

11411 Seabrook, Richmond

SOLD

4888 63A St., Ladner

$719,000

SOLD

6150 48A Avenue, Ladner

$639,000

$828,800 SOLD

#220, 1441 Garden Pl., Tsaw.

$219,800

LD JUST SO

6662 London Lane, Ladner

$664,800

SOLD

4944 54th Street, Ladner

$670,000

D L O S T S JU LD JUST SO

11411 Seabrook, Richmond

$828,800

SUTTON GROUP WEST COAST REALTY GVREB 1986. #2 Agent GVREB 1987.

*These Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board statistics are based on combined listing and sales units. #1 Agent #3 Agent 1985 & 1988. #1 Agent in S.Delta for 11 years 1984-1992, 1996 and 2007 (Team). MLS® Presidents Club for 10 years 1984-1992 and 2007.

SOLD

#3, 4748 54A Ave, Ladner

$469,000

WEST COAST

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407, 5099 Springs Blvd. Tsawwassen


October 28, 2011 The Delta Optimist A47

THE CHANCEY TEAM WWW.EXPERTAGENTS.CA

BOB CHANCEY

LINDA 604-946-8899 CHANCEY COMFORT - STYLE LOCATION Fabulous 2 year young, 2300 square foot home (including Sunroom). A must to see! Terrific homewith lovely features. Beautiful kitchen with granite counters. Custom bookcase cabinetry in living and dining area. Bedroom or den on main floor & 3 piece bath. Upstairs with 3 bedrooms; master bedroom with lovely 5 piece ensuite. South exposed sunroom. Quality built home with remaining warranty. Detached double garage. Close to bus, shops, schools and parks. FOR 360O VIRTUAL TOUR AND FLOOR PLANS GO TO WWW.EXPERTAGENTS.CA Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899.

S PLAN R O O D FL A R AN GENTS.C 0 TOU A T 0 XPER AL 36 IRTU O WWW.E V R FO GO T

5140 Westminster Ave., Ladner

$829,000

Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

SELLING FINE HOMES IN NEIGHBOURHOODS LIKE YOURS

CONDITION - LOCATION - SPACIOUSNESS

OPEN SUN 2-4 PM

Spacious 2 bedroom, 1,161 sq. ft. condo centrally located in the heart of Ladner. Loads of room in this living room with gas fireplace. Nice dining area. Kitchen with brand new appliances and eating area. Large master bedroom and 4 piece ensuite with sliding doors to huge 300 square foot balcony. 2nd bedroom or den with french doors and access to balcony. New roof, windows, rainscreen, sliding, balconies, paint, etc. Remainder of 2-5-10 warranty — buy with confidence & security. Just steps to shops. FOR 360O VIRTUAL TOUR AND FLOOR PLANS GO TO WWW.EXPERTAGENTS.CA Call Bob or Linda 604946-8899.

S PLAN R O O D FL A R AN GENTS.C 0 TOU A T 0 36 PER TUAL WWW.EX R I V FOR GO TO

D111, 4845 53rd St., Ladner

NEW PRICE $309,000 Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

LADNER’S HOTTEST NEW TOWNHOUSE LISTING

OPEN SUN 2-4 PM

Move right into this 4 year young, 2 level townhome located in a very quiet, central location in West Ladner. The finest location within this quality built Penta Homes development. Sunny south backyard with large patio area. 1.431 square feet with a lovely open floor plan offering living room with gas fireplace, dining area and kitchen with center island/eating bar and loads of cabinets. Upstairs you will find a nice large master bedroom with walk in closet and a 5 piece ensuite. 2 more good size bedrooms and a good size laundry room. Walk to park, shops, restaurants, bus, schools! FOR 360O VIRTUAL TOUR AND FLOOR PLANS GO TO WWW.EXPERTAGENTS.CA Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899.

S PLAN R O O D FL A R AN GENTS.C 0 TOU A T 0 36 PER TUAL WWW.EX R I V FOR GO TO

#2, 4910 Central Ave, Ladner

JUST LISTED $539,800 Call Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

4685 Kensington, Ladner

$679,000

WEST COAST

LD JUST SO

4440 63A Street, Ladner

$679,000

SOLD

1260 Enderby Ave., Tsaw.

$799,000

SOLD

1131 Walalee Dr., Tsaw.

$849,000

SOLD

6360 Goldsmith, Richmond

$768,800

SOLD

6146 48A Ave., Ladner

$679,000

SOLD

419 - 56 St., Tsaw.

$569,000

SOLD

5056 Westminster Ave., Ladner

$823,900

SOLD

5823 Fair Wynd, Ladner

$888,000

SOLD

4888 63A Street, Ladner

$719,000

SUTTON GROUP WEST COAST REALTY GVREB 1986. #2 Agent GVREB 1987.

*These Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board statistics are based on combined listing and sales units. #1 Agent #3 Agent 1985 & 1988. #1 Agent in S.Delta for 11 years 1984-1992, 1996 and 2007 (Team). MLS® Presidents Club for 10 years 1984-1992 and 2007.

SOLD

#307, 4988 47A Ave., Ladner

$349,000

WEST COAST

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SOLD


A48 The Delta Optimist October 28, 2011

Delta Open House.ca

Trisha Murphy.ca Teri Steele.com 604-312-7621

604-897-2010

Sutton Group - Seafair Realty 1625 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B2 Tel: 604.943.3110 Fax: 604.943.6155 OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM 862 TSAWWASSEN BEACH RD. JUST REDUCED $1,399,000

UNOBSTRUCTED GOLF COURSE VIEW. Totally renovated with new kitchen and bathrooms, appliances, granite counter tops, laminate floors and more. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy the golf course view off your deck. 5 min. walk to shops & dyke.

Beer on tap on one of your several decks at this very modern floating home in one of the best marinas. Lots of wood beams, floors and commercial style kitchen with wide open space. A lifestyle worth considering.

Moore your boat right in front of this beautiful waterfront property. Home was architectually designed and boasts modern Yale Town style living. The location and view will wow you!

OPEN SATURDAY 3-5 PM 28 - 1700 56TH ST., TSAW. $489,900

OPEN SAT. & SUN. 2-4 PM 302 - 5500 13A AVE., TSAW. $499,900

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT 5036 WESTMINSTER, LADNER $684,900

Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom end unit TOWNHOME in the Pillars. The main floor has a white shaker kitchen with Corion counters and stainless appliances overlooking the den living and dining rooms and out to the private patio. Bedrooms and laundry are up. Bonus: 2 secure underground parking stalls at your door. READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY!

THE SHAUGHNESSY! Beautiful S/W exposed corner suite (sub penthouse) with vaulted ceilings offering 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The gorgeous open concept gourmet’s kitchen overlooks the eating area and out to balcony. This premium complex, built by Carl Jensen, is just steps to Town centre yet, adjacent to a park. Just move in!

JUST LISTED! Stunning rancher situated on a 50 x 145 beautifully landscaped private lot wiht water feature and hot tub. This 1800 sq. ft. home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, gorgeous new kithen with granite counters and, open plan with living and family rooms all overlooking the gardens. Beautiful finishing and a new roof.

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT 285 66A ST., BOUNDARY BAY $1,249,000

Architecturally designed 2 year old home built with only the highest end finishing and includes an auxiliary building in the back with all its own utilities. View it online at www. deltaopenhouse.ca

OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 PM 209-4745 54A ST., LADNER $346,900

ADDLINGTON COURT! One owner N/W corner suite with balcony nestled in the trees. Great floor plan has 9’ ceilings and large gourmet’s kitchen overlooking living and dining rooms. The 2 bedrooms and 2 baths are separate from each other. There’s one secure underground parking stall and a locker just steps from the suite. Great value! 10286967

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT #13 3473 RIVER RD., LADNER $629,000

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OPEN BY APPOINTMENT 1178 FAIRVIEW VIEWS, TSAW. $469,000


October 28, 2011 The Delta Optimist A49

Wes Janzen

RUSS NUGENT

604-657-9888 TSAWWASSEN SPRINGS

Regency Realty

1333 56th St, Delta

Direct Line 946-2766 email: rnugent@ladnerhomes.com

Living & Playing in Ladner for most of his life

RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 604-946-8000

ONE BEDROOM & DEN $397,500

NEW LISTING $534,500.00 5111 59th Street., Ladner

Nice Rancher on a crawl space for first time Buyers or downsizing couples! A comfortable 15’ X 13’ Family Room addition with a free standing wood stove & sliding door to the yard & gardens. A 13’6” X 12’ Master Bedroom, a nice Country Kitchen with adjacent Dining Room & a Living Room with a fireplace add to the ambience of this comfortable family home. An enclosed carport for that second vehicle is added to the single car garage with room for a small shop & toys. The home sits on a 80’ X 96’ foot Sun drenched west exposed lot in a nice quiet area of Ladner.

$769,000.00

The Old Baptist Church & Property ~ 5008 47A Ave., Ladner

HST

4790 44B Avenue, Ladner - NEW Price $518,500

SOLD

Nice 2 level split entry 3 bedroom home with a 5 year old Roof, L shaped Rec Room, Laundry & Workshop on the lower floor, and a single car garage. Kitchen cabinets have been refinished, laminate floors added upstairs, and some paint updating. Master has a 2 piece bathroom. A Big Sundeck overlooks the yard part of the 68 X 126 foot south exposed lot. There is access along side the House to the back yard for any out building additions. Located in a nice Ladner neighborhood with nice neighbors.

ED WIEBE

OPEN HOUSE 2-4

604-880-8455 www.edwiebe.com 5394 Paton Drive, Ladner, BC OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 1-4

www.ladnerhomes.com www.ladnerrealestate.net

10070173

Stunning new 1 bedroom & den condo on the 3rd floor of this beautifully designed building in this master planned community. Large open 875 sq.ft. plan facing southwest with oversized windows and high ceilings makes this home bright and spacious. Massive covered deck overlooking the golf course is great for BBQ’s year round and beautiful sunsets. Great finishings and features include gas fireplace, hardwood flooring, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, in-suite storage and geothermal heating and air conditioning. With walking and bike trail, tennis courts and out door ice rink, you’ll enjoy the surroundings year round. For showings and other details call Wes Janzen @ 604.657.9888

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Keep the original portion of the Church, move it over on a new foundation, convert it to a business office and or home, and build a new coach home at the rear. Then on the balance of the lot, build another main home/coach home. Bonus, the property has rear lane access. There is a small 2 bedroom home that was the Ministers house in the old days, on the property, at 4740 Delta Street. Please call Russ, 946 2766 for more details and community zoning wishes!

Privacy, Water, Farmland and Mountain View, what a WINNER! This 5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom home features; Radiant HOt Water heat with New Boiler; New Hot Water tank; Double glazed Vinyl Widows in 2005; New Garage Door; New waterfront Deck; Crown Mouldings up & down; Solariums up & down; Registered Suite; Tranquil rear garden with a magic VIEW. Properties on the in-land waterway with farmland and mountain VIEWS are rarely For Sale. Be the Buyer and become the proud owner of this wonderful Home. OWNER HAS BOUGHT, IS INTERESTED IN MOVING BY THE END OF NOVEMBER. Check for more info at: www.edwiebe.com

Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30

#28 - 4748 54A Street, Ladner $469,000

$459,000

NEW PRICE: $929,000

6139 Crescent Place, Ladner, BC

GREAT COMPLEX! West Ladner townhome. Rosewood Court. Bright & spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home featuring radiant hot water heat, gas fireplace. Ground floor living, large sunny kitchen and fully fenced, beautiful backyard with large patio. Loads of storage and window seats in master & 2nd bedroom. Great floor plan. This well kept unit is ideally located away from the turmoil of traffic. Convenient neighbourhood, low maintenance living, 2 parking spots and all within a well-built & well-managed complex. Quiet, relaxing surroundings. MLS #910994

Sutton Group - West Coast Realty Van Cam 7547 Cambie Street, Vancouver Cell 778.316.2498 • 604.322.9399

10283458

Dave Y. Lu

10287272

PRICE: $859,000

Location, Location, Location! This spacious 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Executive Rancher has it ALL; 2,645sf of Executive living; crown mouldings throughout; bright OPEN concept; excellent condition throughout; a top quality wooden Shake Roof with Built-In gutters; double car garage with lots of Storage; beautiful landscaping with a rear garden to ‘die for’. Out in the garden you find: ponds, bridges, large patch of lawn, etc. A Home that can ONLY be appreciated when SEEN! Backs onto in-land waterway with farmland and mountain VIEWS, rarely available on the market. Visit my Virtual Tour at: http:// www.vimeo.com/29764983


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A50 The Delta Optimist October 28, 2011

C h r i s t i n a W a t t s.com

“I l o v e l i v i n g h e r e”

A Picture Says A Thousand Words...

612 Goldenrod Boulevard

$829,000

Gorgeous, totally charming "dream" Tudor-style family home in park-like "Forest by the Bay" subdivision...super ambience for all those who appreciate a lovely, traditional floor plan with a "fun" element throughout. Rich hardwood flooring, warm & inviting paneled living room with "authentic" log sets in gas fireplace...and unbelievable master suite! Newer roof, furnace, hot water tank & a long list of upgrades show the loving care & diligence these owners have provided for this home...completely private, sunny English country garden with large patio + hot tub in backyard. A winner! SUNDAY 1:00-2:30

407 Centennial Pkwy

Fantastic location to Beach Only 8 year old 5 bed custom home

$999,999

SUNDAY 3:00-4:30

1059 Walalee Drive

Modern contemporary in The Village Completely renovated 4 bedroom

$829,000

SUNDAY 3:00-4:30

1291 Morris Crescent

Charming Beach Grove rancher easy walking distance to everything

$619,000

SATURDAY 2:00-4:00

SATURDAY 2:00-4:00

21 53A Street

5008 Stevens Drive

$745,000

$719,000

Absolutely wonderful family home Sundrenched gardens

Quaint split-level Over 12,000 sq.ft. lovely lot


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HURD - Kathy Anne March 4, 1949 – October 20, 2011 After a brief but brave battle with cancer, Kathy Anne Hurd, a former resident of Tsawwassen and Ladner, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011, in Bellingham Wa. She left this world surrounded by her family and a lot of love. Kathy leaves behind her loving parents Sam & Kay Shirasago & brother Sam Shirasago, and will be forever cherished by her husband of 32 years, VerDon Hurd, children Marc Hurd and TaraLee Hurd, and grandson Ty Hurd, as well as beloved friends Bob & Michelle Blackmore and Laura Givich. A memorial Service in Kathy’s honour will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Moles Funeral Home in Ferndale Wa. Condolences can be left on the online guestbook at www.molesfuneralhome.com.

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SLEEMAN - Anita Andre´s It is with deep sadness that the family of Anita Andre´s Sleeman announces her peaceful passing early in the morning of October 18, 2011 at her home in North Vancouver. Dr. Sleeman was born December 12, 1930 in San Jose, California and was well known for her exceptional musical abilities as a composer, conductor, and instrumentalist. A service in her memory will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2pm at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 1068 Inglewood Ave. West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to the Variety Club are welcome (http://www.variety.bc.ca).

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ROSMUS - Doreen 1924-2011 Doreen (Seller) Rosmus passed away quietly in her 87th year on October 22, with her family at her side. She was a resident of the Kinsman Care Home, a place she loved. The staff were so kind and loving. A big thank you from all her family for Doreen’s wonderful care. Doreen was born in Winnipeg at an early age, luckily her mother was at her side. A family involved in theatre, Doreen won a scholarship to the Banff School of Fine Arts and then joined the Everyman’s Theatre in Vancouver. Doreen met her future husband, Zig Rosmus, in Vancouver. Here they raised their family, Ken (Judy), Janet & Bill. In 1967, the family relocated to Oakville, Ont. In 1984 Doreen returned to Winnipeg and worked with the CN Railway. She moved to the lower mainland in 2003. Doreen was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Survived by children: Ken (Sam, Mark, James, Susannah & Christina); Janet (Cam, Adam & Evan) and Bill. Sister Lucille Stewart and her sons, Kevin (Gladys) & Paul (Dawn). Service 2pm Friday, Oct 28th, St David’s Church in Tsawwassen.

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Farm Workers

Seasonal Farm Labourers req’d in Delta (Yet Chong Farms Inc.), $9.56/hr. 5-6 days/wk. 40+hrs/wk. Horticultural work such as; planting, irrigating, pruning, weeding, sorting and harvesting blueberries. Experience an asset. Employment starts Jan. 15, 2012. Please fax application to 604-946-3143 or email nancychong@dccnet.com

SEASONAL GREENHOUSE WORKERS

General greenhouse work involved in propagating, tending and harvesting vegetables. Hourly wage: $9.56 Hours per week: 50 Days per week: Mon to Sat Employment starts: January 2012. Houweling Nurseries Ltd. 2776 64th Street, Delta Fax resume to 604-946-9158 Experience is an asset

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General Employment

CARPENTERS Remedial / General CONTRACTOR Needs Carpenters and Labourers with minimum 3 yrs. experience to start work now. Level 2 First Aid Cert. an asset. Benefit package. Fax resume to: 604-529-9204 EARN UP TO $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com

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Commercial Heat Treating Company requires: ● General Labourers Shift work, Monday-Friday, $11.00 to start. Fax resume with references: 604-590-6490 or email: mclnorquay@telus.net

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Home Support

LIVE IN caregiver needed to provide care and companionship for my Mother. Full time, $9.50/hr, 40hr/wk, room & board, must speak & write english. 1 year exp. Please contact Clarence DeBoer, 604-940-6290

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Office Personnel

BOOKKEEPER REQ for Insurance Agency. Min 2 yr exp. Must have good computer and accounting skills. Please email resume to jparmar@amcinsurance.ca

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Trades/Technical

GAS FITTER and furnace/hydronic installer needed for local Tsawwassen heating Co. Full time, must have experience and B ticket required. Email resume: acornheat@telus.net

CONCRETE PUMP

Operator (boom pump) 2 Permanent Positions • Drive, set up, operate, & clean concrete boom pump. • Salary $30.31 hourly, F/T Salary and benefits per collective agreement • Must have 2-3 years exp. • Work throughout Lower Mainland

Gastaldo Concrete Ltd. 482 Fraserview Place, Delta. (Annacis Island) Apply by phone: 604-525-3636 or by fax: 604-525-3637

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Trades/Technical

Marine Roofing req’s Exp’d Roofers, Flashers & Architectural Sheet Metal Workers, Journeymen & Apprentices, Top wages and Benefits. Call 604-433-1813.

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT School District No. 38 (Richmond)

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.” School District No. 38 (Richmond) is seeking to fill the following casual support staff positions: These on-call positions may lead to regular full time employment. EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS to provide educational and functional support to students with special needs, in and out of the classroom and participate in the implementation of the educational, emotional, social and physical programs for students. The required qualifications for these positions are: a certificate in a Special Education Assistant program from a recognized institution including work experience or a practicum component at both an Elementary and Secondary school. The rate of pay is $24.49 per hour. Please quote competition #E-EA-001-11-03. NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS to provide supervision duties inside and outside schools to ensure a safe environment for students during the lunchtime break. Incumbents also perform other minor clerical duties as assigned. Experience supervising groups of Elementary school-age children and adolescents and strong interpersonal skills are required. First aid and Conflict Resolution courses would be an asset. The rate of pay is $20.80 per hour. Please quote competition #E-NHS-001-11-03. SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS to work on a casual basis throughout the school district. The work involves the operation of school buses used to transport students within the district and on field trips. Applicants should have a demonstrated safe driving history, as represented by a driver’s abstract from the Motor Vehicle Branch. Practical working knowledge of school bus maintenance and repair requirements, along with the ability to deal in a friendly, courteous and effective manner with a variety of passenger situations is required. Drivers must also possess a good knowledge of the Greater Vancouver geographic locations, road and traffic patterns. The successful applicant will have a valid B.C. Class 2 driver’s license with an air brake endorsement and at least one year work experience in the operation of passenger buses. The rate of pay is $23.90 per hour. Please quote competition #E-SBD-002-11-03. Kindly submit a completed application form along with your resume, quoting the appropriate competition number, by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4th, 2011. Applications are available at the School Board office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Human Resources, School District No. 38 (Richmond), 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3 We appreciate the interest of all applicants but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. For further information, please visit our website: www.sd38.bc.ca

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Fairs/Bazaars

Creative Treasures Christmas Craft Fair Wednesday, Nov. 9 Thursday, Nov. 10 Friday, Nov. 11 Saturday, Nov. 12

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

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Play Fur Paws Dog Daycare...NOW OPEN!!!!!!! (778) 960-PLAY (7529) or visit WWW.PLAYFURPAWS.CA AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL blonde, p/b pups with papers vet. shots, dewormed ready now, Vanc. $500 obo. 604-708-1752

BEAUTIFUL STANDARD Poodle pups, CKC reg. apricot, deliver avail. 1-250-256-0518 paganwoodgallery@telus.net

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GOLDEN RETRIEVER Pups wonderful family pets. Email pics avail. $650. 250-674-0091.

Childcare Wanted

F/T LIVE in caregiver needed ASAP for 8, 5 and 3yrs old kids in Ladner, eves & night shift, $10.50/hr. Mary 604-946-6596

Boarding

LAB/HUSKY X 6 mth Oct 20, Fem blk w/brown marking, male gold/orange all shots. 1-604-796-3772

HORSE self board 2 acre pasture, secure fencing, barn with 2 stalls complete w/water electricity. Storage for hay/tack. Agassiz area. Available now. Gord 604-796-9623

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Cats

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. Born Sept 20 Avail Nov 20. Labradoodle bred w/purebred Black Lab 604 595-5840. $1100. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com

Further your career by becoming part of our future Join the dynamic team in one of these full-time or part-time roles in our Tsawwassen and Ladner Insurance offices.

Personal Insurance Broker Providing top-quality professional insurance services to your clients, you will promote insurance products such as Autoplan, homeowners, rental, travel, mobile homes and other products. In addition to actively soliciting referrals to commercial lines, wealth management and credit union sales staff, you will process new policies and midterm changes to existing policies, facilitate your clients’ claims process and assist in collecting overdue premiums.

BENGAL KITTENS 3 males, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, $500$800 Mission 1-604-814-1235

EGYPTIAN MAU, Native bronze male, neut, 2 yrs. healthy, imported from Egypt, shy. $450. 778-297-4470, glauris@yahoo.ca

You have acquired your Level 2 License, completed Autoplan Essentials and possess a minimum of 5 years experience in a general insurance office promoting a diverse range of personals lines products. For complete position information or to apply, visit our careers website at envisionyourfuture.ca. Online applications must be submitted by Friday, November 25, 2011. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

LABRADOODLE PUPS, black & chocolate, 1st shots, dewormed, $1200, Abbts. 1-604-751-4048

PUREBRED CHOCOLATE Labs, dewormed, dew claws removed, 1st shots, 8 wks. 604-230-5136

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Dogs

BEAUTIFUL GIANT English Mastiff X, female, crate trained, loves children. Min Schnauzer adults, m/f, house & crate trained, full of Love & Devotion. Also 2 Toy Female Snoodles, 2 yrs old, real love bugs. 778-549-4037

CHOCOLATE Lab Puppies 10 PUPPIES...born Oct 1/11 Both parents are CKC REGD, $750..778-891-4556

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Livestock/ Poultry

LAYING BROWN HENS. Tame. Laying well. $7.00 each. Cloverdale. ★ 604-541-0007

PALM SPRINGS Condo. 1 bdrm, 2 baths, fully eq. pool, weekly/ monthly. Nov/Dec 778-434-2334

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Fuel

PORTABLE D/W green w/maple top & small apt size freezer w/table top lid. 604-250-2505

Art & Collectibles

Pen Delfin

Collection of 196 different Pen Delfin pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.

Record Albums

300+ record albums in great condition; mostly 50’s and 60’s music. Also many ‘78’s’ in book-like folders, as well as original box sets and 8-tracks. Offers. Call 604-316-1018.

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For Sale Miscellaneous

ELECTRONIC TREADMILL, pulse heart monitor, $250; Electronic exercise bike $100; electric stair chair lift assembly req’d, $1200; 4 Ford p/u custom wheels, new tires fit F350 yr. 99 series, 8 stud size LT265/75RIG w/wheel chrome centres & covers, mats etc. $1200; 5th wheel hitch for Ford p/u (fits in box) $400; heavy duty upright drill press, older type new motor runs well $100; all obo. 604-767-4086 FREE 120 PAGE CATALOGUE from Halfords. Butcher supplies, leather & craft supplies and animal control products. 1-800-353-7864 or Email: jeff@halfordhide.com or visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

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Appliances

MUST SELL 17 antique porcelaine dolls with original boxes from Franklin Mint, must be seen $35-$75 ea. Call 604-940-0106 IF YOU like the Bernese but not the up keep these pups are for you. Call for more info on these Entlebuchers. Ph 604-795-7662

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BOSTON TERRIER Puppy, 10 weeks, last girl left, red brindle, vet, shots, $600. 604-857-9172

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Cares! The Delta Optimist has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

BICHON FRISE female puppies ready to leave home, 8 wks, home bred with loving care, non registered $550. 604-519-0398

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Dogs

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Furniture

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Garage Sale

748 Juniper Place Yard Sale Saturday Oct 29, 9 am - 2 pm Contents of house - high-quality items

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Legal/Public Notices

INVITATION to TENDER FOR EXTERIOR PAINTING TO SPECIFICATIONS ON 32 TOWN HOUSES

Monterra is a gated community of 90 town houses located at Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen, in Delta, B.C. There is a mixture of one and two story buildings that is the subject of a tender for exterior painting in Phase One, which is comprised of 32 town houses in all. Two townhouses per unit is the norm in Monterra. The successful contractor ill be automatically included in the tenders for phase two and three. A specification or scope of work has been drawn up by the Council of Monterra in conjunction with the Master Painters and Decorators Association. The intended time frame to start is Spring 2012. All Contractors who submit for documentation to bid will be notified to attend an onsite inspection and outline of the specification sheet from Monterra’s representative. Only strict compliance with the specifications will be considered and all contractors must meet the eligibility as determined by the bid forms, Monterra Council, and their representative. The work must be fully bonded and insured along with a comprehensive guarantee, and all work place coverage including WorkSafeBC etc. The contractor shall have a minimum of five (5) years proven satisfactory experience and shall show proof before commencement of work that he will maintain a qualified crew of painters throughout the duration of the work. The painting contractor shall provide a list of the last three comparable exterior repainting jobs including, name, location, specifying authority / project manager/ property management, start /completion dates and value of the work. Only qualified journey persons, shall be engaged in exterior repainting work. Apprentices may be employed provided they work under the direct supervision of a qualified journey person in accordance with trade regulations. All materials, preparation and workmanship shall conform to the standards contained in the latest edition of the Master Painters Institute (MPI) Maintenance and Repainting Manual as issued by the local MPI Accredited Quality Assurance Association having jurisdiction. All exterior repainting work shall be inspected by a fully qualified individual or MPDA Inspection Agency acceptable to the Monterra Council. The bid and contract documents consist of the following among others: A. Instructions to bidders. B. Bid form and appendices. C. Bid qualifications. D. General requirements. The bidders shall be required to submit the following documents with their bid: A. Work references section 00430. B. Financial references section 00440. C. Proposed sub-contractors section 00450. D. Contractor’s workforce section 00460 E. Construction Schedule Section 00470 The owner or authorized representative reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to accept any bid or part of any bid it considers advantageous. The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted, if the owner or authorized representative determines, at its sole discretion. The fee for delivery of all documentation, and onsite inspection with the Monterra representative is $200 and is non refundable. If interested please submit a certified cheque or bank draft payable to: LMS 469 Monterra, c/o Carl Sloback, Strata Agent, Hugh McKinnon, 14007-16th Ave, White Rock, B.C. V4A 1P9 Confirm your intention to bid to mwjacobs@telus.net Closing date: December 27, 2011

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Apt/Condos

DELTA WEST

4895-55B St, Ladner 1 & 2 bedroom available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.

CALL 604 946-1094 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

LADNER 1 bdrm $795 & 3 bdrm $1,040 incl., heat, h/w, prkg. Some pets ok. No dogs. No smoking. 604-940-8726 LARGE BRIGHT spacious Penthouse suite, 4th flr, Ladner Village, avail Oct 1, $1675 incl heat, h/w, 2 baths, 5 appl, ref’s, elevator, prkg, well maintained bldg, quiet mature tenants, n/s n/p, 604-940-9434 TSAW EXEC top flr, 2 br, 2 bath, all appls, w/d & f/p, nr all ammens, n/p, no BBQ, $1750 incl heat, courtesy prkg,avail 604-943-6163. TSAWWASSEN COURT 1 Br $900, 2 Br $1100 new reno, quiet, Incl heat/hw. 778-999-6853

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Houses - Rent

4 BR, 3.5 bath, family, theatre & computer room, $2200+ utils, ns np, avail now, 604-728-3874

2BDRM newly renovated mobile home on acreage with views No Pets $1,200 Monthly Call: (778) 846-6094 FURN. EXEC Upper Tsaw, all utils incld, DVR, Hi spd net, Nov 1 to May, refs req. 604-943-9845 W. LADNER, Exec 3 br & den, 2.5 ba, N/S N/P, nr schl, gardening

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Office/Retail Rent

Tsawwassen Space for Lease ★Century Square 1835 56th Street 640 to 5040 sq. ft..

Shared Accommodation

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Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

PARTIALLY furn, sep bldg @ shared house, acreage, E. Ladner priv. quiet, $575, 604-940-4595

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Suites/Partial Houses

For more information call Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 www.centurygroup.ca

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

ALL accounting services 15+ years experience, bookkeeping, payroll etc. etc.

Helen Petre CPB 604-897-5771 helenpetre@shaw.ca

3 BR, Tsaw. top flr. w/view, 1.5 bath, sun room w/new large deck, 5 appls, $1700+utils, Nov 1, refs. 604-943-8998 .. 604-250-4409 LADNER 1 br suite, ns, np, no laundry, $600 incl util. Nov 1st. 604-952-0005 or 604-506-1015

2BD N.Delta Bright 2 bdrm suite, own laundry, patio, schools,transit, $850+ 40% utilities. 778−987−4124

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Townhouses Rent

3 BDRM + den T/H, Central Ladner, close to transit, ns np, 1 year lease, refs, $1700 + utils. 604-948-4908

2BDRM/1BTH Hyland Creek Newton, 2 BR, 1 bath, 6 appl, patio, pkg. Quiet area, pool & playground. Near exc. schools, transit & shops. One small pet OK. Available Nov 15. Exc. refs. $ 975. 604−597−6698.

SUBSIDIZED Townhouses for moderate income earners If you make min. $38,000/yr up to max. $57,000/yr, you qualify for a 2bd home $950/mth. If you make min. $42,000/yr up to max. $63,000/yr, you qualify for a 3 bd home $1050/ mth. Newly renovated, 4 appls., 1 1/2 baths, small pet allowed, 2 car car− port. Close to schools & shopping. Showing between 2−4 p.m. Sat, Oct. 29. Go to Suite #8 at that time or call (604) 543−6176. If you get fax line when you call, pls hang up & call back immediately as experiencing ph. problems.

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Investment

TSAWWASSEN Greensview

2 bedroom suite available in a small quiet bldg. Rent includes drapes, carpets, 3 appliances and laundry facilities. Located on bus route and minutes from parks and beach area. For more info or to view please call 604-943-0002

Kerry Court

2 bedroom suite available in a quiet well maintained bldg. Rent includes 2 appl, drapes, heat and hot water. Building improvements include a putting green, updated windows and patio doors. Located close to school, shopping centre and bus route. To make an appt. to view please call 604-943-1487

Century Village and Tsawwassen Manor Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs. with landscaped green areas. 1 & 2 bedroom suites, include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators, and wheel chair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, recreation centre & school. To make an appt to view please call 604-948-9111

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MAILLARDVILLE Charmer! NO HST! 2BD/1.5BTH at 1561 Booth Ave. Steps to transit, hwy, shops, entertain. Neat as a pin! Must sell - all offers considered! $292,000 Tel: (604) 762-8428 or email: bettyfricker@shaw.ca

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NEWLY RENO’ D BUILDING - Huge Patio! OPEN HOUSE Sun 2 - 4PM 1bdrm/1bath 112 - 8231 Granville Ave MLS# V910423 $209,800 obo Call: (604) 551-4418 email: luisayala@shaw.ca Real Estate

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Evergreen Lane

Harbourside

Affordable Bachelor, 2 and 3 bedroom suites available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes and hot water. Shops and bus stop nearby. To view or for more info please call 604-946-9268

Lora Court 1 bedroom suite available in small quiet building. Rent includes 2 appls, carpets, drapes, heat and parking. Near bus loop, rec centre and shopping. To view or for more info please call 604-946-4633 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required www.centuryrentals.ca

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack executive 4416sf 7br 4.5ba with 2br suite, view $609K 729-6678 id5436 Hope like new, updated 930sf 3 bedroom mobile home $79,900 414-0589 id5446 Langley Open House Sun 2-4 23072 Billy Brown Rd, immaculate 2185sf 4br 3.5ba, No Strata Fees $509K 888-6556 id5447 Richmond immaculate 2151sf 3br 2.5ba exec. townhouse $888K 275-6846 id5440 Sry economical living for seniors 1200sf 2br 2ba townhouse $210K 597-8141 id5438

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Del Rio

2 bedroom suite available in one of our 4 well maintained bldgs. Located near shops, school and bus routes. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets and drapes. To view these suites please call 604-946-2694

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6020

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6050

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9145

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9155

9145

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Sports & Imports

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

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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Sports & Imports

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9173

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2002 MERCEDES Benz C230, Kompressor, Sports Cpe, 95kms, sunroof, $9950. 604-581-8985

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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8060

Concrete

Advanced Concrete Enhancements Limited

Placing, Finishing, Specializing in Stamped Concrete, Overlays, Acid Staining, Counter Tops, faux Rock (Waterfall and Ponds) 1997 Honda Civic EX 127000km $4450obo, MINT, No Accs, Aircare, Auto, Pwrgroup, brks/tires,local,A/C immobil, records 778-321-4053

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Beware deception (from self or others) about love, creative projects, sex and finances/investments, Sunday to Tuesday. Otherwise, these three days flow easily and bring exciting meetings and opportunities. Monetary, sexual, lifestyle and health changes come Tuesday eve through Thursday. Look deep, dig deep. Talk, news comes about work – but by the time you reach the major chores, late November, all will be changed, reconsidered. So tackle chores now, or leave them alone, but don’t plan them. Sweet love, wisdom, far travel and intellectual pursuits succeed Friday/ Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Be slow, thoughtful. Look after your security, your foundations, home, family, real estate, garden, nutrition, rather than turn your gaze upward to ambitious heights. These areas might worry or mildly deceive you before Wednesday, but generally you’ll succeed in them, especially if you march ahead with a work-like effort. Wednesday brings two romantic, speculative, or creative notions, like ribbons in a breeze. They will grow “solid” within a month. (An old flame might be on the horizon, some weeks away. Exciting meetings mid-week. Depths, investments, intimacy thrive Friday onward. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Communications, travel, paperwork, details, errands and casual acquaintances fill the weeks ahead. Be curious, read, talk. One or two mild relationship “disjunctions” or illusions occur Sunday to Tuesday, but this/these are the last trailing tendrils of a disjointed 15 years. The future holds meaningful – mysterious but meaningful – relationships. Tackle chores midweek. Beneficial relationships – exciting meetings – arise Friday/ Saturday. This is not an overwhelmingly important time – yet. A major eight-month trend will soon bring life-altering sexual and/or financial events/urges.

8075

Drywall

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8080

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Mysteries, depths draw you all week. Your life faces great change from 2011-2018. Each November deepens or enhances that change, is a kind of pipeline to financial, sexual, health and lifestyle commitments and events – sort of an underground river to all that change. If you let this river dry up (reject intimacy?) or flood (debts?) then the ground above – your daily life – grows less stable. This week your romantic and cultural sensitivities increase. Love and intimacy could blossom, especially Wednesday/Thursday. Be ambitious Sunday-Tuesday. Contemplate, research late week. Taurus April 20-May 20: Relationships consume your time now. Be diplomatic, yet eager. Opportunities will increase; so might competition and opposition. You’re a natural peacemaker and co-operator: be so now. Others see you as a source of luck, of income (or simply as a lucky person) this year (June 2011-June 2012). You have the money touch, so form investment partnerships, or otherwise share. An inheritance or good investments await you. If single, prepare for a sensual affair. Sunday-Tuesday brings wisdom, gentle love, intellectual success. Be ambitious midweek. Happiness, popularity Friday/Saturday! Gemini May 21-June 20: This week is filled with work and minor health concerns. Dress sensibly, eat nutritiously and get solid rest. Your drudgery will be relieved by a fresh stream of opportunities – new faces, new possible relationships, public dealings, fame, relocation. These are small, but they’ll grow. (Speaking of relocation, if you plan on changing your residence, move in before Nov. 10, or after July 3, 2012; otherwise, you’ll “imprint” domestic friction on the new abode.) Sunday-Tuesday is sexy, but you can be fooled in sex and money. Love’s truth swells midweek. Be ambitious Friday on.

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2007 GMC CANYON SLE Ext Cab 4X4 BCAA inspected $15,960, 87,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

9155

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9522

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8087

Excavating

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Drainage, walls, removals, utilities, over 25 yrs exp. Call John @ Oxbow 604 841 9729

Dave: 604-940-1125

Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 2011

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Chase money – buy/ sell, seek new clients, ask for a pay raise, work overtime, etc. A sensual relationship tempts. Sunday to Tuesday turns your attention to home, kids, security, real estate. A bit of deception fills money zones, so don’t contract for home repairs, etc., these few days. Romantic, creative notions flow past you Tuesday eve through Thursday: if you talk, meet and greet, travel, you could meet someone very interesting! You remain popular this week and next, but soon a very different eightmonth relationship phase starts. Tackle chores and health affairs Friday/Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy, magnetism and effectiveness are tops – charge forth, start important projects, see and be seen, impress people! A slowdown will exist Nov, 23 to Dec. 13, so begin either short projects that can be completed before then, or quite long ones which you can “pick up” again in mid-December. Bosses and VIPs remain short-tempered, but this lasts less than two weeks. After that, you start eight months of “fun work” – and socializing with co-workers. Beware a bit of (self?) deception in home, realty and similar zones Sunday to Tuesday. Romance, Friday/Saturday! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Settle down, rest, recuperate, contemplate your life and your plans for the future. You might, before 2011 ends, return to a place or person you’ve known before. There could be a streak of ambition in this. The weeks ahead are a good time to prepare for this, if you know what this place/person is. Early week is a bit deceptive or illusionary regarding money or “being trapped” – your worries are overblown. Read, write and talk mid-week. Settle into home, family, property matters Friday/Saturday. Despite weariness, your charm and communication gifts rise nicely. Avoid lawsuits.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your hopes, popularity and cheer keep rising. Life’s easy and friendly! Your energy and charisma shine Sunday to Tuesday – start important projects, but keep an eye on the medium future: a slow-down will occur Nov. 23 to Dec. 13. A wish could come true. The private or secret side of your life begins to grow stronger – but only in a small way – hearing secrets, doing research, heightened intuition, a mild spiritual leaning. Chase money or shop mid-week. (Buy hi-tech late Wednesday.) Talk, travel, casual acquaintances fill Friday/Saturday – Friday’s best for contacts. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Be ambitious all week. Your social life is starting to perk up – calls, messages and invites come – maybe not big ones, but nice ones. A “friend” you were once sweet on might return in a month or so – the weeks ahead might give you preliminary clues. Resolve now to be honest, moral, as a major sexual temptation might loom on the horizon also (mid-November to next June). Retreat, plan, rest up Sunday to Tuesday. Hold “information” talks with higher-ups. (Gather, don’t disseminate.) Your charisma and energy soar Tuesday eve to Thursday: start things, be seen. Chase money Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The accent lies on culture, social rituals, intellectual pursuits, far travel and international affairs. This is a mellow, sweet week. Social delights, popularity, optimism and wish fulfillment mark Sunday to Tuesday. (However, these are not good days to pursue a marital or business relationship, as you could be dealing from weakness, or be fooled.) Retreat Tuesday eve through Thursday: all’s well, but your energy needs re-stoking. Plan, contemplate, meditate. Your charisma and vigour rise strongly Friday/Saturday – love could be in the air. (You don’t notice it, but he/she does.) timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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8155

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8160

Lawn & Garden

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Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

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8220

Plumbing

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8205

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8185

Moving & Storage

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8225

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Paving/Seal Coating

8240

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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