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Imagine Metrotown in South Delta. That’s basically the scale of a commercial development planned at the Tsawwassen First Nation, which held an open house Wednesday evening for the public to learn more about a pair of major shopping centre proposals. The event at the TFN’s recreation centre had maps depicting the scale of the development, a plan that would radically alter the local landscape. The TFN Economic Development Corporation announced last year it had entered into a memorandum of agreement with Ivanhoe Cambridge and Property Development Group to develop 1.8 million square feet of shopping and office space just off Highway 17 at 52nd Street. The 180-acre site had been part of the Agricultural Land Reserve but was pulled out when it became part of the TFN’s treaty settlement lands. Ivanhoe Cambridge’s project would comprise 1.2 million square feet of destination retail and entertainment space. Named Tsawwassen Mills, it would follow the model of the huge CrossIron Mills mall north of Calgary and Vaughan Mills north of Toronto. Property Development Group is proposing to develop an outdoor retail mall called Tsawwassen Commons. Tsawwassen Mills would have approximately 17 “major retailers” and over 175 “smaller retail shops, a food court, and retail kiosks,” according to the TFN. The enclosed mall would be designed “around B.C. themes, including a distinct Coast Salish

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The Tsawwassen First Nation hosted an open house Wednesday evening at its recreation centre to give the wider public a look at plans for two major shopping malls. Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons would combine for about 1.8 million square feet of retail and entertainment space on 180 acres of what is now farmland near the corner of Highway 17 and 52nd Street.

component.” There have been rumours big box outlets like Walmart will locate there, but in a recent interview, John Scott, vice-president of new development at Ivanhoe Cambridge, said it’s too early make any announcements regarding tenants. “Typically our Mills centres, we refer to it as a hybrid centre, is very different than a traditional retail shopping centre,” said Scott. “It’s really a hybrid of anchor tenants that are non-traditional. You won’t find a full-line department store, for instance, as an anchor tenant. It has a high proportion of the retail being outlet, or value priced. Again, very different, but it won’t be all outlet. It will be a mix of regular retail and outlet retail with an entrainment component, including restaurants.” Scott described the shopping centre as both “destination” and “unique” to the market. Tsawwassen Commons, meanwhile, would have 550,000 square feet of retail space. It would “include three major retail operators, and about eight mediumsized retail stores and approximately 12 smaller-sized locations suitable for restaurants, financial services and smaller boutique stores.” TFN members were taken on a tour this week of the Eagle Landing Shopping Centre at the Squiala First Nation in Chilliwack. A Property Development Group project, that development is a 650,000square-foot “destination power centre and retail village” anchored by Walmart, Home Depot and Cineplex/Galaxy Theatres. According to the company, upon full completion and buildSee MALLS page 3

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Delta school board chair Dale Saip (above) took part in a signing ceremony Tuesday for the new Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. BY

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Aboriginal and Ministry of Education representatives joined Delta school board officials Tuesday for the signing of the school district’s second Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. The ceremony and signing at the school board’s Ladner administration building marked the continuing efforts of the district to improve the learning outcomes of native students, who have traditionally struggled in the B.C. public school system. There are approximately 500 aboriginal students registered in Delta’s public schools, roughly 60 of those coming from the Tsawwassen First Nation and Musqueam First Nation. In 2005, the school board embarked on a renewed commitment to improve the

academic success of those students by signing Delta’s first Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement. All school districts were mandated by the province to come up with similar agreements after statistics revealed only about 35 per cent of those students graduated from high school. Monitored by the Delta district’s aboriginal advisory committee, the Delta agreement contained a series of academic performance indicators to measure success. According to the district, the latest agreement centres on the Medicine Wheel and its four components of intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. The intellectual aspect focuses on enabling all aboriginal students to reach academic success to the best of their ability. The emotional goals centre on personal attributes, such as encouraging independence,

MALLS from page 1 out in 2013, Eagle Landing is to be “the dominant retailing centre for Chilliwack and the surrounding, extended trade area.” Responding to concerns about the impact the two major malls would have on

South Delta retailers, the TFN notes market research has shown developments of this size and format attract new shoppers to an area as the community becomes a shopping destination. The creation of significant retail and mixed use

resourcefulness, respect and responsibility to foster selfassured, confident, happy students. The physical component encourages students to make healthy lifestyle choices and empowers them to keep themselves safe. Spiritual initiatives focus on culture by bringing broad awareness to aboriginal history and heritage within schools as well as instilling pride among aboriginal students. The overall purpose of the new agreement is to reinforce nurturing, safe learning environments where aboriginal students feel respected, valued and supported. Kathy Guild, the Delta district’s director of special

education programs, told the audience at Tuesday’s event the goals in the latest agreement will be achieved through a more holistic approach. Board chair Dale Saip said education outcomes for aboriginal students in Delta have improved dramatically in recent years as has the celebration of aboriginal culture in schools. Last year the Fraser Institute issued a report critical of aboriginal education in B.C. It concluded aboriginal students continue to trail their non-aboriginal classmates in all subject areas, with no significant improvement over the past five years. Peter Cowley, the Fraser Institute’s director of school

performance studies and co-author of the report, said there’s a “considerable and persistent gap” when it comes to aboriginal success rates compared to non-natives. What’s most disturbing is that aboriginal test scores haven’t improved, he said. Cowley said it’s clear that, “B.C.’s current approach to aboriginal education is disastrous.” However, in an interview at the time, Guild noted the findings didn’t reflect what’s happening in Delta. She said this district’s graduation rate for aboriginal students reached 62 per cent. That’s above the provincial average, however, it still needs improvement,

she said. “In Delta, I would still say we have a long way to go. Our goal is to have our aboriginal rate improve to the same rate as our nonaboriginal students,” Guild said. According to the district, over the past 10 years the completion rate for aboriginal students in Delta increased by 23 per cent, while the B.C. average over that period increased by 11 per cent. In a recent interview, TFN Chief Kim Baird, who said while graduation rates are better they are still unacceptable, added a goal for her First Nation government is to establish its own board of education as well as an elementary school.

developments supports the TFN’s goal of a sustainable economy for its community. The economic development corporation notes the project would create numerous benefits for TFN members, such as the creation of sustainable revenues, employment opportunities, business and skills training, and the honouring of TFN

culture through building design. Delta Coun. Sylvia Bishop, who attended Wednesday’s open house, said residents she’s talked to have expressed various concerns, traffic being one of the biggest. As far as traffic impacts, the First Nation says a study will identify what

road improvements will be needed, but it’s already expected upgrades to Highway 17 and local roads will be required. All road improvements are to be completed prior to the shopping centre’s grand opening in 2015. TFN members will vote on the proposal, which doesn’t require Delta’s

approval, on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The mall projects will change the face of South Delta, but even more is in store with industrial and housing developments planned for the TFN, not to mention Port Metro Vancouver’s proposed Terminal 2 container port at Roberts Bank.

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Students at Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen will start classes in their new campus Monday. Located across 56th Street from the old school, construction of the facility recently wrapped up and teachers and administrators were busy preparing the campus during an extended student Christmas break. Julia Common, the private school’s director of community enhancement, said students will begin the day at the old school and,

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Southpointe Academy now has a modern, 68,000-square-foot campus. class by class, they’ll walk or bus to continue classes in their new campus during the day. Headmaster Graham Baldwin will greet each class as it enters the new building. Meanwhile, the students in the primary grades will take with them shoeboxes containing items from the old school they think are important, said Common. “The (new) building is outstanding. Once they get in the classrooms they’re going to be blown away, it’s just incredible,” said Common. Official ceremonies and activities for both students and parents are scheduled

for Feb. 9. The 68,000-squarefoot school, run by the Tsawwassen Independent School Society, was built on land purchased from the South Delta Baptist Church following Delta council’s approval of a subdivision and development variance application. Southpointe moved into its current home a decade ago, formerly the site of Boundary Bay Montessori, entering into a long-term lease arrangement with the Century Group. It also took over another adjacent building, an old motel, also owned by the Century Group. The goal, however, had

always been to find a site for a modern campus. Accommodating up to 575 students, the new state-of-the-art building will feature communications infrastructure to serve Smart Boards, laptops and other devices. Some of the other new amenities include a play space and playground equipment, fitness centre and performance theatre. The move was made possible thanks to the support of the parent body, which has loaned $6.8 million by purchasing Southpointe Bonds, while the Toronto Dominion Bank loaned $10.5 million “at a most favourable interest rate.”

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Thief beats the high price of gas The following are some of the calls of interest the Delta Police Department responded to in the South Delta area between Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Monday, Jan. 9: Tsawwassen • January 9, 8:33 a.m., 1200-block of 56th Street: Lower panel of the double doors at the rear of the dollar store were smashed, causing $300 in damage. Police attended but no entry gained to the store. • January 9, 6:58 a.m., 1300-block of 56th Street: Clay flower pot was used to smash the glass in the rear door of the coffee shop. Attempt to pry the door open was unsuccessful. Damage to door: $300. Ladner • January 3, 4:35 p.m., 7900-block of Alexander Road: Video surveillance revealed a Ford pickup

truck with a very large portable fuel tank in the truck bed entering the unlocked parking lot of the truck

repair shop. A male was observed in the area of parked vehicles and investigation found 100 litres of gas were stolen from a car and 400 litres from a truck. Suspect’s licence plate was not visible on video. • January 4, 8:14 p.m., 5200-block of 4th Avenue: Complainant reported his trailer stolen from his friend’s residence. Trailer’s connecting hitch was locked. Value of trailer: $800. • January 7, 1:57 p.m., 7200-block of Progress Way: Complainant reported observing a male steal a

manhole cover from the parking lot of a local business and flee in his vehicle. Police located the suspect, who was arrested and released on a promise to attend court at a future date. Suspect later replaced the manhole cover. Case still under investigation. • January 8, 3:13 p.m., 200-block of 55th Street: Late report received of theft from locked garage. Suspects smashed rear door, causing $100 in damage. Items stolen included garden and carpenter tools. Police canvassed the neighbourhood with negative results. • January 8, 3:55 a.m., 57th Street and Ladner Trunk Road: Police responded to a report of a verbal argument. The young adults had dispersed before police arrival.

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legislation, said Carlene Lewall, chair of Operation Red Nose Delta-Richmond. In 2010, Operation Red Nose volunteers in Delta and Richmond provided 650 rides home. “However, there aren’t any statistics for the number of lives we might have saved by offering this service and we like it that way,” Lewall said. “We are rewarded every time we see a thankful customer driven to his or her home with their car and knowing that they and their families will wake up in the morning safely at home.” Last year marked the 10th for Operation Red Nose Delta-Richmond. During that time more than 2,600 volunteers have driven more than 130,000 kilometres, which equates to about three times the circumference of the Earth.

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A6 The Delta Optimist January 13, 2012 Business

Tsaw. shoppers rewarded for taking BIA’s challenge

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The Business Improvement Association (BIA) of Tsawwassen and 68 local businesses recently held the Tsawwassen Christmas Shopping Challenge, a month-long chance to shop at local merchants for a chance to share in $1,000 Tsawwassen Shopping Dollars. “I recently moved to Tsawwassen with my family

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from the East Coast and my wife and I really enjoyed this promotion. It gave us an opportunity to visit many of the local shops and at the same time get our shopping for the holiday season done,” said Kevin Brown, the grand prize winner of $250 Tsawwassen Shopping Dollars. “We loved this promotion! My family is very excited that we won — and from all our local shopping we did we already know what we are going to buy with our Tsawwassen dollars,” added Shannon House, second prize winner of $150 Tsawwassen Shopping Dollars. Roberta Bradshaw was the third prize winner of $100 Tsawwassen Shopping Dollars.

With a minimum of five stamps collected from local shopping, there were 10 other winners of $50 Tsawwassen Shopping Dollars: Dee Dee McKim, Sue Bristol, Ian Gleadhill, Cathy Guindon, Kevin O’Brien, Lani Image, Susan Jackson, Barbara Raynor, Sandy Simpson and Steve Smith. BIA promotions aim to raise awareness of the economic activity generated by the town centre, both in product made locally and in the service, retail and professional sectors. “This promotion gave an opportunity to feature our local businesses and reward those shoppers who choose to support them,” said BIA executive director Ana Arciniega.

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MURPHY’S LAW It’s not a bad plan. It’s three or four years late, but, as I said, it’s not bad. Civic politicians finally got around to addressing the rabbit problem in the municipal precinct on Monday night, opting to round up, sterilize and relocate the estimated 500 bunnies to Ladner Harbour Park. This five-month program is estimated to cost $60,000, which is a heck of a lot of taxpayer money to spend on a situation that, if dealt with sooner, would have cost a fraction of that amount. Far be it from me to say I told you so, but back in the summer of 2008, under the headline Fix needed for rabbit situation, I suggested Delta do something about the burgeoning population before it got out of hand. Suffice to say, the good folks over at municipal hall didn’t heed the advice. Almost two years later, in the summer of 2010, I reiterated the plea in Ignoring them won’t do the trick. At that time the population was estimated at 200, but municipal hall didn’t pay much attention to the rabbits or calls to do something about them. Rabbits have a well-deserved reputation for their reproductive prowess, so it didn’t take a whole lot of brainpower — heck, even I figured it out — where this situation was headed if the municipality didn’t step in and take action. The rabbits have had it pretty good on the grounds surrounding the leisure centre and municipal hall where there’s abundant cover, a steady food supply and enough human activity to keep most predators away. It was obvious this problem wasn’t going to sort itself out, so the longer Delta procrastinated, the bigger the fix, and the price tag, was going to be. Now that civic officials have finally decided to wade into the mess, I have to give them marks for taking the humane approach. This sterilization program is a lot more costly than a cull, but given it was Delta’s indifference that allowed the colony to get to its present size, it seems only right the rabbits are treated compassionately. Mind you, I don’t think politicians had much choice, not unless they wanted “bunny killer” forever attached to their names. Hopefully the relocation effort works out, and while we wait for these rabbits to live out their remaining days, let’s knock on some of those big trees at Harbour Park that no unwanted domestic rabbits, those of the fertile variety, are mysteriously added to the population so this process starts all over again. We all know how long it would take to fix that problem.

Going to great heights to avoid the limitations of an area plan IAN ROBERTSON

COMMUNITY COMMENT Did you hear the rumour about the six-storey building down at the Ladner waterfront? Or the tower proposed for Paterson Park? No? Well those are fictitious. But how about six-storey and fivestorey buildings on 56th Street in Tsawwassen where Southpointe Academy has been? That is not a rumour — it’s a proposal by the Century Group. The latest Tsawwassen Area Plan was given final reading last April. Before the ink was dry, Century had Delta council into a work session to explain that it wanted to be exempted from the area plan. While the area plan calls for three-storey buildings on the site, Century wants five and six storeys! This proposal, not to be viewed just yet, was the subject of a report

to council in September — before the election. At that time staff advised council it need not go to a public hearing — at least not yet. No, instead it would be presented at a public information meeting — but just to the neighbours. Only the neighbours would be told about this meeting, and only the neighbours were to be invited. I am delighted to report that earlier this week, after making inquiries, a notice is to appear elsewhere in this very paper today inviting you to that meeting. It will also appear in Delta’s social media sites, and the reader boards in Tsawwassen and Ladner. The project has not been approved for a public hearing and has not even been formally reviewed by council. So why does Delta appear to be convening this meeting? Will this meeting have any status? Will your comments, made there perhaps on a form, be transcribed into a document to convince councilors this project should proceed? A sneak preview and comparison to the new area plan will show: • Buildings are far too high. They should be three storeys, not

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five and six. • Density (amount of floor space) is too high for the area. • Proposed commercial should be in town centre, not north of town. • Parking may be at least partly above street level. • At this point, there is no plan at municipal hall available to review. If this proposal is accepted, we need to tear up the area plan and start all over again! As it stands, it strikes me as a classic case of spot rezoning, where you never know what will happen down your street. This is not planning — this is chaos! Who knows, it may be the start of six-plus-storey buildings up and down 56th Street. How would that feel? This is likely to be followed by Century using same process with its plans for Southlands. The “endless meetings” process is exhausting. Is it deliberate? I believe we elected a council to represent us. We voted 18 months ago in an Ipsos Reid survey to limit heights by a large majority — with more voting on that than in the recent election. Is the council listening?

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Make ’quake insurance compulsory in B.C. will involve huge financial cost for many homeowners, and governments, there is no consideration being given to the need for a better method of risk protection than the existing hit or miss situation. Why should taxpayers pay out disaster relief to those who have chosen not to insure? Surely we could introduce a requirement for homeowners to buy earthquake insurance if they live in a threatened region? Right now the insurance industry has adopted an arbitrary assessment of risk based on address and postal code. As a matter of inter-

est, if you live east of 56th Street in the V4L postal code area, the earthquake insurance premium is 26 per cent dearer than if you live in the V4M area west of 56th Street. Also the best deductible obtainable in the V4L areas is 10 per cent, whereas in V4M it can be five per cent. In some areas of Richmond it is not possible to obtain coverage. I wonder what sort of insurance penalty would be assessed for new homes constructed in the Southlands, which is at present shown as V4L? This area is low lying, and sits on land subject to liquefaction. No amount of fill will correct the underlying

saline tidal pressures. To save administrative expense the insurers have adopted a crude method that is, of course, open to much criticism. We all know how some major illogicality exist from this. We need a realistic compulsory provincial insurance scheme to cover earthquake risk to protect all concerned. This could be run by the insurance industry, not ICBC. We should resist lines drawn on postal code maps as the arbiter of risk. I would like to reveal an interest here. My postal code is V4L, yet I live in the V4M area. Think about it. Peter Duffey

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Sport Development Centre, the fantastic 15,000square-foot home of Delta Gymnastics. This fall our enrollment increased by 50 per cent as we are now able to provide a lot more opportunities for the kids and youth in our community to stay active and healthy. We have been extremely lucky to have many provincial and local sponsors that truly believe in the benefits of this community program. They support us with financial and in-kind donations, they help us promote the program to their custom-

ers and employees, and many of them have used the service for their corporate Christmas parties. However, there aren’t any statistics for the number of lives we might have saved by offering this service, and we like it that way. We are rewarded every time we see a thankful customer driven to his or her home with their car and knowing they and their families will wake up in the morning safely at home. Carlene Lewall Chair Operation Red Nose Delta-Richmond

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particularly on farmland? Many years ago — I am guessing the mid to late 1960s — there was an effort put forth to secede from Delta and set up our own governing body. It didn’t get too far as we were being treated fairly by council at that time. This has not been the case with council in the last

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Editor: The postal code of one’s home can decide the cost of earthquake insurance and the limitations of coverage. The disasters in Japan, New Zealand and elsewhere during the past year have caused the insurance industry to introduce stricter terms for this essential coverage. It is interesting that only about half of B.C. homeowners actually buy earthquake insurance, despite the continual forecasts that we are overdue for the “big one.” We are required by law to insure our cars for liability to a minimum level, yet although an earthquake

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8 am Holy Communion (BCP) 10 am Holy Communion (BAS) with youth and children’s programs

Ladner United Church

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Service of Holy Communion 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

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All Saints Anglican Church

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Sundays 10AM Worship Service

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SUNDAYS, 10 AM Worship & Christian Education “All are warmly welcomed to worship with us as we Celebrate God’s Grace.”

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A12 The Delta Optimist January 13, 2012 In the Community

Patient has no shortage of company

106 candles on Phyllis’ cake!

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Joe Campbell, a member of the Delta Stroke Recovery Group, recently ended up in hospital with gangrene, but the 91-year-old’s spirits were kept high when he had a whopping 21 visitors in one day. Shown in the photo are Marilyn Simpson (Delta caregiver member) and Valerie, Campbell’s daughter, who is managing all the visitor traffic. For more on the group, call Dawn Sillett at 604-946-2731.

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Official Community Plan Amendment, Land Use Contract Discharge, Rezoning, Development Permit and Development Variance Permit at 1717/41/69 56 Street & 5580 18 Avenue, Delta (File No. LU006340) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a Public Information Meeting will be held as follows: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Time:

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:

South Delta Recreation Centre – Hall A 1720 56 Street, Delta, BC

The purpose of the Public Information Meeting is to give interested residents an opportunity to hear a presentation from the developer on the proposed development for the subject properties and to make comments to the proponent and to staff. The purpose of the development application is to re-develop the site with a 5-storey, 62-unit seniors’ residential building, a 6-storey commercial/office building, 23 townhouses and 18 garden apartment units. Specific details of the Official Community Plan amendment application are: -

Amend the land use designation for the site in Schedule A of the Official Community Plan from Main Street Commercial (MC) to Mixed-Use (MU); Amend the land use designation for the site in Schedule D.1 of the Official Community Plan (Tsawwassen Area Plan) from Commercial (C) to a new mixed-use designation – Mixed Use (Tsawwassen) 3 (MU(T)3); and Amend the height limit of the Tsawwassen Area Plan from three storeys to five storeys for the 62-unit seniors’ residential building and to six storeys for the commercial/office building. Both the seniors’ residential building and the commercial building would feature one level of parking below the building.

In addition, a Land Use Contract Discharge, a rezoning to Comprehensive Development (CD), and a Development Permit are required for the proposal. A Development Variance Permit is also required to reduce the Special Setbacks from the centre line of 56 Street from 16.75 m to approximately 16 m.

Weekly Storytimes return this month to libraries in Ladner and Tsawwassen

Weekly drop-in storytimes have returned to local libraries this month. Babytime, for newborns to 23 months, runs Mondays at the Tsawwassen Library and Wednesdays at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Both sessions take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Storytime, for children

two to five, runs Tuesdays at the Ladner Pioneer Library and Fridays at the Tsawwassen Library. Both sessions take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Ladner Pioneer Library also offers Pajama Storytime, for children two to five, on Wednesdays from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

Opportunity for Public Comment On Proposed Increases in Transit Fares for 2013

Please note that this is not a Public Hearing notice. If the application proceeds past first and second readings, and to a Public Hearing, you will receive a Public Hearing notice from The Corporation of Delta later in the process. For further information, please contact: Attention: Barry Konkin The Corporation of Delta, Community Planning and Development Department 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, B.C. V4K 3E2 Telephone: 604.946.3334 – Fax: 604.946.4148 E-Mail: com-pln-dev@corp.delta.bc.ca

TransLink seeks to raise all transit fares in 2013. For example: Current Cash (per ride) 1-zone $2.50 2-zone $3.75 3-zone $5.00

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FareSaver Tickets (books of 10) 1-zone $21.00 $23.50 2-zone $31.50 $35.50 3-zone $42.00 $47.00

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Monthly FareCard Passes 1-zone $81.00 $91.00 2-zone $110.00 $124.00 3-zone $151.00 $170.00

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Raising some fares more than an average of 2% per year, as above, requires approval by the independent Regional Transportation Commissioner. TransLink’s service and financial plans assume revenue from such increases, plus funds from new sources to be identified, plus higher regional fuel taxes approved in 2011. In weighing his decision on fares, due March 27, 2012, the Commissioner is now probing TransLink’s cost-efficiency.

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The Corporation of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta BC V4K 3E2 www.corp.delta.bc.ca

In other library programming, school-aged children and their parents/caregivers will be enchanted by Joseph the Magician at the next Kids’ Day Off @ the Library. Performances are on Friday, Feb. 17 in Tsawwassen (1 to 1:45 p.m.) and Ladner (3:30 to 4:15 p.m.).

For more information, visit www.translinkcommission.org. Here’s how to send comments or submissions: Email: comments@translinkcommission.org Facebook: TransLink Commission Canada Post: TransLink Commission, Box 1497, Comox BC, V9M 8A2.

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Tsawwassen’s Phyllis Davidson celebrated her 106th birthday last Friday. Born in Bresaylor, Saskatchewan, she came to B.C. in the mid 1930s and resided in Surrey. Later she, along with her husband and daughter, moved to Vancouver and eventually to Delta in 1967. She drove until she was 90 and played bridge to age 92. Davidson enjoys going to the mall and having her hair done as well as stopping by Tim Hortons for hot chocolate and a doughnut. In the summer she enjoys going to the Ladner Village Market and other parades and festivities around Tsawwassen and Ladner. She credits her longevity to red wine and chocolate cake.


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Legacies come in all kinds of different forms. That’s one of the things Tsawwassen’s Robb Lucy will touch on at his So, what’s your Legacy seminar later this month. “There’s a million different things you can do for a legacy,” said Lucy, a writer, producer and non-profit strategist. “What you create now that enhances other lives and will continue to enhance lives when you’re gone: that’s what a legacy is,” he said, adding most people think it’s just the money left behind after you’re gone. He’s hoping to make the idea of creating a legacy not seem like a heavy concept and to show that legacies can be started at any age. Lucy, who produced a book about his late father’s Second World War experiences, said that is an example of a legacy. Another is writing your own “ethical will,” a docu-

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Annieville

9240 - 112 St.

North Delta

604-588-1204

Wed. Feb. 1

1:00-2:00pm

Beach Grove

5955 - 17A Ave.

Tsawwassen

604-943-0108

Tues. Feb. 21

9:15am

Brooke

8718 Delwood Dr.

North Delta

604-583-6668

Wed. Feb. 15

9:30-10:30am

Chalmers

11315 - 75 Ave.

North Delta

604-594-5437

Tues. Feb. 21

10:00-11:30am

Cliff Drive

5025 - 12 Ave.

Tsawwassen

604-943-2244

Thurs. Jan. 12

3:30pm

Cougar Canyon

11664 Lyon Rd.

North Delta

604-591-8676

Tues. Feb. 7

9:30-10:25am

Devon Gardens

8884 Russell Dr.

North Delta

604-581-6185

Tues. Feb. 7

2:00-3:00pm

English Bluff

402 English Bluff Rd. Tsawwassen

604-943-0201

Wed. Feb. 22

11:00am

Gibson

11451 - 90 Ave.

North Delta

604-594-7588

Fri. Jan. 27

1:30-3:00pm

Gray

10855 - 80 Ave.

North Delta

604-594-2474

Thurs. Feb. 23

9:15am

Hawthorne

5160 Central Ave.

Ladner

604-946-7601

Please contact school

Heath

11364 - 72 Ave.

North Delta

604-596-1508

Tues. Feb. 28

9:30-10:30am

Hellings

11655 - 86 Ave.

North Delta

604-596-1701

Thurs. Jan. 26

9:15-10:15am

Holly

4625 - 62 St.

Ladner

604-946-0218

Thurs. Jan. 19

1:30-2:45pm

Jarvis

7670 - 118 St.

North Delta

604-594-3484

Mon. Feb. 6

1:00-3:00pm

Ladner

5016 - 44 Ave.

Ladner

604-946-4158

Thurs. Mar. 8

1:30-2:45pm

McCloskey

11531 - 80 Ave.

North Delta

604-596-9554

Please contact school

Neilson Grove

5500 Admiral Blvd.

Ladner

604-940-4468

Wed. Feb. 22

1:30pm

Pebble Hill

246 - 52A St.

Tsawwassen

604-943-0228

Wed. Feb. 1

9:30-10:15am

Pinewood

11777 Pinewood Dr.

North Delta

604-590-3357

Tues. Feb. 28

2:00pm

Port Guichon

4381 - 46A St.

Ladner

604-946-0321

Tues. Feb. 28

5:00-6:00pm

Richardson

11339 - 83 Ave.

North Delta

604-596-7481

Thurs. Mar. 1

10:45-12:00 noon

South Park

735 Gilchrist Dr.

Tsawwassen

604-943-1105

Mon. Feb. 20

11:00am

Sunshine Hills

11285 Bond Blvd.

North Delta

604-594-8491

Tues. Feb. 28

9:30am

nation.” Lucy said those who come to the seminar would learn a ton. “They’ll be invigorated. Their imagination will be going. They’ll have some great new tools to try,” he said. “They’ll learn enough and be invigorated enough

that they may say, ‘Yes, I want a story in that book.’” The seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Admission is free. To confirm attendance, e-mail the names of those attending and phone number(s) to stories@yourlegacysmile.com.

Delta School District is Calling all parents of 3 year olds!

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Your local elementary school is planning an event for families of preschoolers. This is part of the Ready, Set, Learn initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Come and make connections with your school and meet some of the teachers, students and parents. All parents and their preschoolers are welcome to attend this informal event. You will receive a package of material and an age-appropriate book for your 3 year old. Please check the dates and times below of the next Ready, Set, Learn event at your local school or call your local school NGF IGFO PORJMLE JHP QGHKFI your attendance. Help your child’s entry into school be successful by participating in this event.

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The Watoto Children’s Choir has a pair of shows in South Delta this weekend as part of its Beautiful Africa: A New Generation tour.

Bringing Beautiful Africa to Delta Watoto Children’s Choir has pair of performances this weekend BY

he Watoto Children’s Choir has a pair of performances in South Delta as it begins a cross-Canada tour this month. The group has a show set for tomorrow at the Ladner Christian Fellowship Church and will be at the South Delta Baptist Church in Tsawwassen on Sunday as part of the tour, called Beautiful Africa: A New Generation. Choir team leader Sam Kimera says the concerts have lots of music, singing and dancing as well as some stories from the members. “The children will be sharing some of their stories of before Watoto and how they joined Watoto and basically what they’re doing with their lives and how their lives

are different,” he says. The choir, which was established in 1994, is made up of children from Uganda who have lost one or both of their parents to HIV/AIDS, war or poverty. “The primary goal for our tour is to raise awareness and support, financial or otherwise, so we can rescue more and more children,” says Kimera, noting Watoto is also a holistic care program. “We aim to do much more than just provide a home. We hope to provide education and care for the child, emotionally, physically and every other aspect.” The group has three established children’s villages in Kampala, Uganda and war-torn Gulu in Northern Uganda and is currently providing care and long-term education for over 2,500 orphaned and abandoned kids. The villages include homes for the

children, a school, a medical clinic, a community centre and an agricultural project. Watoto’s goal is to have 10,000 children under its care by 2023. Kimera says the choir will be in Canada from January until June. The group arrived Sunday. “It’s different from home. Home is hot. This is a bit cold,” he says, adding the group will be “sure to have fun in Canada.” Watoto, which means “the children” in Swahili, choirs have toured Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Australasia, Canada, UK, Germany, France, the U.S., South America, Hong Kong, China and Japan in the past. Canadians Gary and Marilyn Skinner founded Watoto. The group’s music has been described as a “unique blend of native African rhythms, contemporary gospel music and ethnic dance.”

“Everyone who comes to the concert is going to love it,” says Kimera. The 2012 Canadian tour features fairtrade items for purchase that are made by women in the Living Hope program, an initiative aimed at transforming the lives of women in Kampala and Gulu. The target groups are HIV positive single women, returnees from abduction by the Lord’s Resistance Army and teenage mothers. The Watoto Children’s Choir is scheduled to perform tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 14) at 6 p.m. at the Ladner Christian Fellowship Church, 5545 Ladner Trunk Rd., and on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9 and 10:45 a.m. at the South Delta Baptist Church, 1988-56th St. Admission is free. Visit www.watoto.com for more information on the choir, including a complete tour schedule.

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Choir, a professional choir under the direction of Jon Washburn. She is in her eighth season as artistic director of the Richmond Singers, a 55-member amateur women’s choir. Teaching voice and piano lessons in Tsawwassen, Neufeld is also the music and worship director at Trinity Community Lutheran Church in Point Roberts, where she orchestrates regular choral events and performs solo benefit concerts. Neufeld can be heard as a soloist on the latest Vancouver Welsh Men’s Christmas CD and will be the soprano soloist for Mozart’s Requiem in February with the Richmond Chorus and Orchestra. Proceeds from the Ladner concert will be donated to the Delta Hospice Society. Tickets ($15) can be purchased at Cedar Park Church during office hours (Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). For more information, call 604-946-7410.

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A rock song about how North Americans are lazy and spoiled has garnered local rock band, Harlot, a coveted finalist spot in Supernova’s Battle of the Bands. “The song, The Same, is a classic cliché about what’s going on around the world, the homelessness and poverty and how lazy our generation can be,” said vocalist Roddy Mac. Formed a year ago, Harlot consists of Erik Peters on bass, Wes Sped on guitar, Roddy Mac on vocals — all from Richmond — and Ladner’s Trevor Wilson on drums. Although the band is still in its infancy, its members (who range in age from 21 to 23) have all been inspired at an early age. “Winning would mean a three month consultation with S.L. Feldman and Associates (B.C.’s top music booking agency), so we are exceedingly excited,” said Sped. No wonder these generation Y’ers are keyed up. S.L. Feldman and Associates represent superstars such as Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Diana Krall, David Usher, Nelly Furtado, The Tragically Hip and Our Lady Peace. The guys all

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Ring in 2012 with Natasha Neufeld & Friends in Concert in a classical program next weekend in Ladner. The concert, set for Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m., is part of Cedar Park Church’s Ovation Performance Series. Neufeld, a Tsawwassen singer, will be joined by Marla Mayson and Jonathan Quick in a concert that will feature music from Bach, Handel and Mozart, and sprinkled with a little jazz, contemporary and spirituals. In addition to receiving a bachelor of music and a bachelor of education from UBC, Neufeld also studied voice in Toronto as well as in the Voice Pedagogy Program at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. She has sung with the UBC Chamber Singers, “Opera in Concert” in Toronto and the Bach Choir (Salzburg, Austria). Since September of 2003, Neufeld has been performing with the Vancouver Chamber

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agree what makes the band click is that they feed off each other’s energy. Their sound is a creative blend of jazz, swing and rock. “I liken it to the old Van Halen sound,” said Wilson. When asked how they came up with Harlot for a name, Sped said it came from the British poet, Geoffrey Chaucer. “Chaucer used to say all musicians are like harlots because they had to sell themselves,” Sped added. Sped and Peters, said they believe Harlot is a finalist because “we have great chemistry on stage, our shows have lots of energy and we come together as musicians

who are serious and committed to the band.” So far, Harlot has penned eight original songs and plans on writing new material this year, with the hopes of putting out a CD in the near future. The final Supernova Battle of the Bands happens on Thursday, Jan. 19 at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret. It pits Harlot against 11 other top independent bands for the ultimate prize — a chance to work with top music booking agents. For more information about Harlot, visit www.myspace.com/harlot. band. For more information about Supernova and its Battle of the Bands, visit www.supernova.com.

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The oddest thing about the 2012 Chevrolet Orlando is that it’s named for a city in the U.S., despite the fact that you can’t buy one south of the border. First seen in 2008 as a concept vehicle, Chevy’s new compact crossover is built in Korea and was originally intended for sale across North America. However, GM later decided not to sell it in the States, feeling there are enough small cars in a portfolio that already includes the new Cruze and Sonic. That’s likely a smart move, since Americans aren’t known for their love of compact vehicles. With Kia discontinuing the similarly themed Rondo in the U.S. due to low sales, it’s prudent for GM to see

Named after a city in Florida, the Chevy Orlando is not available in the United States. how the Orlando fares in other markets... such as ours. Yes, you can get the new Orlando in Canada, and that’s a very good thing. As a compact and economical people mover, it compares well with established rivals such as the Rondo, Dodge

Journey and Mazda5, with one big exception: the number of seatbelts. Whereas the Journey is limited to five passengers and the Mazda5 seats six, the Orlando packs seven seats into its small footprint. The Rondo also offers

seven seats, but only as an upmarket option; in the Orlando, the third row is standard equipment. The Orlando’s two extra seats come with a lack of leg room and cargo space when the seats are up, but these aren’t new problems; much larger SUVs and

minivans have had the exact same issues. The Orlando’s third row is actually quite reasonable given the vehicle’s size, but you’d still be hard-pressed to spend more than 15-20 minutes in it. It’s best, then, to look upon the Orlando as a five-

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traction control are major selling points. However, owners will have to step up to a higher trim to get things like cruise control and air conditioning. Features Starting at $19,995, the Orlando comes in LS, LT1, LT2 and LTZ trim levels. Standard equipment on the LS includes ABS, traction control, electronic stability control, remote keyless entry, tilt steering, power windows, six-speaker CD/MP3 stereo and front/ side/side-curtain airbags. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims include a remote starter, fog lamps, sunroof, rear park assist, air conditioning, cruise control, tilt-and-telescope steering, wheel-mounted audio controls, heated front seats, leather interior and Bluetooth. Thumbs up Compact size; attractive exterior; usable third-row seats; hidden dashboard compartment. Thumbs down Uninspired interior; minimalist standard features. The bottom line A compact and highly versatile jack of all trades.

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Ice Hawks shuffle roster prior to deadline

Pacific International Junior Hockey League club ships off three forwards and pick up one to deal with log jam on depth chart BY

MARK BOOTH

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The Delta Ice Hawks used Tuesday’s trading deadline to address their log jam of forwards. The Pacific International Junior Hockey League club made three deals that resulted in departure of players that had recently joined the club. Spencer and Scott McHaffie were dealt to Aldergrove for future considerations and were in the Kodiaks’ line-up for their 4-3 win over the Ice Hawks on Tuesday at the Ladner Leisure Centre. The trade came on the heels of Delta also shipping Mitchell Smith to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack. The 17-year-old McHaffie twins made an immediate impression when they were signed by the Ice Hawks after being released by Prince George of the B.C. Hockey League. However, their production and impact had leveled of to the point where they had slid down the depth chart. “We really thought they would come in here and be legitimate third line players for us,” explained Ice Hawks head coach Dave McLellan. “They probably could be in a different year. But right now, with moves we have made and some questions answered, they suddenly could be fourth liners and maybe sitting out for the

playoffs. That just wouldn’t be healthy for their age. “They want the (experience) to go back to junior ‘A’ and our agenda is a championship. The good thing is we have given them a chance to finish the year on a good team as well.” Smith found himself in a similar situation after being acquired by the club in early November. The Seafair Minor product had five points in 12 games with Delta. “He is a higher end player who wanted more ice time but obviously with (Spencer) Traher’s line playing like they are and the same of our second line, we didn’t have the capacity to give it to him,” said Ice Hawks general manager Peter Zerbinos. “He didn’t ask to be traded but he wanted power play time and a bigger role and we thought the best decision would be to move him.” The two trades paved the way for the Ice Hawks to also make a deal with the Abbotsford Pilots to acquire 20-year-old Ryan Stewart. The 6-foot-1 power forward had 17 points in 19 games with the Pilots, along with a team leading 103 penalty minutes. “He is sand paper plus,” laughed McLellan, comparing Stewart to former Ice Hawk agitator Jean Merchan. “Anytime you could potentially play a seven game series against the best team in the league,

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Delta Ice Hawks Cody Botterhill battles with Aldergrove’s Matthew Luongo during Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime loss in Ladner. you certainly want to have everything covered. He has a good scoring touch too and has enough speed to play for us.” Tuesday’s deadline maneuvering frees up a roster spot for the potential to sign a released BCHL player in the next few weeks, but still doesn’t mean every

player can breathe easy. The club has 13 forwards with PIJHL experience meaning at least one healthy scratch on game nights. Icing... The Harold Brittian Kodiaks took advantage of a shorthanded Ice Hawks team to produce the overtime road win.

Delta dressed three affiliate players thanks to Mitch Pacey, Stewart and defencemen Taylor Kislanko and Markus Nelson not being available. PIJHL scoring leader Spencer Traher had another big night, scoring in the second period then making a terrific play to set-up Mark

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Whiteley for a shorthanded tying goal with five minutes remaining. The South Delta Minor product will be playing in Monday’s league all-star game in Mission, along with teammates Cody Smith, John Proctor, Ryan Cuthbert and goaltender Glenn Ferguson.

Former Ladner boxer and now trainer hosting fight card Alberta, Washington, Oregon and Nevada. For the past decade, Harrison has focused on training boxers both male and female. He still judges at many local events and corners pro boxers. However his passion is to help new and experienced boxers compete in the ring. Now he is ready to host his inaugural amateur boxing event on Feb. 11 at the

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Richmond Sports Club. The card will be an exciting evening of boxing of all levels, with 10 fights in total. Twenty-two-year-old local amateur Josh vanRhyn, will be showcasing Harrison’s technical boxing style after training with him for the past 18 months. vanRhyn won fighter of the night and was the Diamond Belt Champion at a card

in Richmond last year.. He is a machinist that has a dedicated, intense training program with Harrison that takes up most of his free time. Tickets are $20 and are now available. The Richmond Sports Club is located at 2251 No. 5 Road. For more information visit harrisonboxing.com

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A24 The Delta Optimist January 13, 2012

U14 field lacrosse

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Delta Footmen’s Isaac Richmond is wrapped up by a Burnaby opponent during Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse League U14 division action last Sunday at the Burnaby West Sports Complex.

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Pacers finish third in Victoria The Delta Pacers and South Delta Sun Devils senior boys basketball teams opened a busy stretch of their respective schedules by participating in last weekend’s Claremont Invitational in Victoria. The tournament was the first of three in as many weeks for Delta, capped by its own Pacer Classic Jan. 19-21. This week, the Ladner squad is at the Air Force Air Show Tournament in Pitt Meadows. Meanwhile, the Sun Devils are also getting a steady diet of tournament play. They too will be in Pitt Meadows this week. The Pacers managed to finish third at the eight team Claremont event thanks to a 64-62 win over Brentwood College. Grade 10 guard Andrew Jones led the Pacers with 19 points. while senior standout Lucas Goosen poured in 18. Both were named to the tournament all-star team. Brentwood College is ranked third in the province among “AA” schools. Earlier, Delta had opened the tournament with a 68-52 victory over GP Vanier. Grade 10 post Ryan Cowley was a major force in the paint with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Goosen, one of the top players in the province, had one of his typical outings, with 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. The steady diet of Vancouver Island schools continued in the semi-finals against the “AAA” ninth ranked Mt Douglas Rams. The Pacers got off to solid start and hung tough before some ice cold shooting in the second half

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Delta Pacers Ryan Cowley puts up a jump shot during senior boys exhibition basketball action against the Richmond Colts on Tuesday night. The visiting Pacers cruised to an easy 94-57 win behind star guard Lucas Goosen’s 42-point performance. allowed the Rams to pull away for a 75-51 win. Jones poured in 20 in a losing cause, while Evan Messenger was a force on the boards with 12 rebounds. Mt Doug went on to blast Claremont 70-44 in the championship game. The Sun Devils hopes for a title

ended with an opening round 7464 loss to Brentwood. South Delta rebounded with a 73-55 victory over Spectrum, before being edged 57-56 by Vanier in the battle for fifth place. Nolan Sullivan was named to the tournament all-star team.

Over the years you have developed a wealth of expertise working with people and, perhaps because you are now retired, don’t have opportunities to use these skills. The University of Victoria Ladner Office, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health Services, has an important role in delivering health education programs to persons experiencing ongoing health problems. These programs help people deal with chronic pain, diabetes, arthritis and fibromyalgia, and chronic disease in general. All of these programs are delivered in your community by persons just like you who successfully complete a 4-day training workshop. There is no cost to take these programs. If you would like to learn more about the programs or how you may want to get involved, please come to a 1-hour Information Meeting. When: Tuesday, January 31st at 1:30 PM Where: Ladner Library, 4683 51st Street Information: Dr.Patrick McGowan at 604-940-3574 Refreshments served. Please let Karen know if you are planning to attend - 604-940-6354 01133457

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CONDOS Westham Lane

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM 5142 Cooper Place

• 3 level split style home, 1900 sq ft • 3 bedroom 2 bath (ensuite) • Family room off kitchen • Double garage - large lot • 14' x 24' Detached workshop • Sunny 7427 sq.ft. landscaped lot • Quiet cul de sac

• Top Floor Penthouse • Spacious 2 bedroom • 2 bath - Ensuite • Walk to shopping • Lifestyle change car not required

Asking $330,000

Shore Walk • Patio facing river & park • 1 bedroom plus den • Steps from Ladner Village • Must be Sold • Why Rent? Better to own

Asking $349,900 Priced at $564,900 WE SELL HOMES JUST LIKE YOURS!

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January 13, 2012 The Delta Optimist A27

RUSS NUGENT

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

Living & Playing in Ladner for most of his life

RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 604-946-8000

WALK TO TOWN

New Listing 899,000

4407 River Road West, Ladner

A 2-level condo complete with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Enjoy a quiet lifestyle, yet walk to everything, London Drugs, Safeway etc. Plus a terrific view of the North Shore mountains. $305,000

RARE WATERFRONT 66 X 63.5 foot building lot on the River shores! Owner has been working with the Authorities & agreements are in process. Sewer, water, gas, cable & telephone are at lot line. 15 feet of more upland is possible with the addition of rip rap rock & a new mud sill for grasses. Zoning allows an Upland home of about 2000 sq. ft, a Float home & Boat moorage. Views of Sunsets, Treed Islands, Marshes, Waterfowl & Mountains, add to this truly private paradise!

CLOVERDALE

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

www.ladnerhomes.com www.ladnerrealestate.net

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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!

Looking for a great home in a great location with a mortgage helper. See this one. 3 bedrooms up, new kitchen, hardwood floors and a 2 bedroom suite down for the extra family. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac of similar homes yet only minutes from all amenities. Asking $573,000 01130778

$769,000

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BEAUTIFUL UNIT IN HEART OF THE VILLAGE!

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Absolutely Stunning 2,929 sq.ft executive 5 bedroom home in popular Parkgrove Estates overlooking field! Built to top-quality standards with finishings that include granite counters, extra large granite island, hardwood flooring, crown moulding, stainless steel appliances, radiant heat on both floors, etc! etc! Open layout, all bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, large yard, double garage! Excellent 5 year young home in superb location! Dont miss this one!

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!

priced @ $928,800

priced @ $345,900

fraser elliott

STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME!

5303 Spetifore Cr., Tsawwassen

#209 - 4989 47th Ave., Ladner

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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CUSTOM BUILT 2,853 sq.ft executive home in Ladner's Sought-after Victory South Subdivision. This home has EVERYTHING! High-end Silestone Counters, Maple kitchen, high-end light fixtures, hardwood flooring, Miele Steamer & oven, Perlick dble drawer freezer, Fisher & Paykel washing machine, 4 burner stove, etc etc. Vaulted ceilings, extensive moulding work, coffered ceilings, spice kitchen, great open plan.

5208 Laurel Drive, Ladner

WHAT AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!

2 STOREY PENTHOUSE!

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4872 Linden Dr., Ladner

Medallion Presidents Club Member

#B506-4821 53rd Street, Ladner

EXCELLENT 3 BDRM RANCHER

BEAUTIFUL AS NEW 3 BDRM TOWNHOME!

JUST SOLD by Fraser

1678 Spyglass Cr., Tsawwassen

priced @ $645,000

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 @ $513,900

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM CONDO!

BUILDING LOT

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4,962 sq.ft. building lot. Build your dream home in the heart of Ladner. Walk to everything in minutes! Ladners latest greatest subdivision. "The New Lynn Place"

What a fabulous 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! Atriumstyle entryway provides a very neat tropical feel! Centrally located, walk to absolutely ALL amenities in minutes. Great unit, great building, great location! Don't miss this one! Priced for quick sale!

# 102 5550 14B Ave., Tsawwassen

priced @ $339,900

Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street

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!

priced @ $449,900

7 yrs of Prestige RE/MAX Western Canada Awards dipl.in Marketing Commercial and Residential Real Estate Birtish Columbia Ins. of Tech.

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priced @ $749,900

Excellent 3 bedroom, 1850 sq ft rancher in sought-after Imperial Village. 5,834 sq ft maintenance fee lot. Home has new roof, paint in and out, blinds, etc. Unique floor plan with great access to patio area from living or family room. Master suite with ensuite & walk in closet. Quiet street. Priced to sell. Check out 360 virtual tour online.

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

5075 S. Whitworth Cr., Ladner

priced @ $719,900

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

WHITWORTH CRESCENT! Don't miss this fabulous updated 3 bedroom back-split on one of Ladner's most sought-after streets! Thousands spent on updates which include fully new kitchen with granite countertops and backsplash, light cabinets, appliances, crown moulding, etc. Hardwood flooring, bathroom upgrades, etc. Newer vinyl windows, newer roof, all new drainage, new designer paint inside and out, etc! etc! Huge 9, 537 sq.ft. private lot, with 16x20 wired workshop at rear! New rock facing on front of house, picket fence. This is an absolute cutie with a 10 for location! Check out 360 virtual tour online and come and see it!

priced @ $1,098,800

Absolutely stunning "as-new" 2,342 sq.ft. coach home property in very desirable West Ladner location. Finished to high standards with granite counters, stainless appliances, wide plank dark hardwood flooring, slate tile, crown mouldings, wood blinds on all windows, in-floor radiant heat on both floors, etc! etc! Perfect sized rear yard with 5 person hot tub! Completely separate 1 bedroom legal coach home suite above garage (438 sqft) can cover approximately $250,000 on your mortgage! LIVE IN THIS NEWER EXECUTIVE HOME CHEAPER MONTHLY THAN A $500,000 OLDER HOME! Bonus, unfinished 288 sq.ft. loft, great for kids play room or more storage! Walk to historic Ladner Village Market in minutes!

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

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5261 Lynn Place, Ladner

priced @ $439,000 plus HST

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

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Waterfront, Waterfront, Waterfront! Unobstructed south & west facing views! This is a beautiful updated 2 bedroom & den riverfront condo in the absolute heart of downtown Ladner! Newer openstyle kitchen, paint, updated bathrooms, crown moulding parquest, hardwood throughout, sundrenched large balconies (x2) where you can sit and look at your yacht parked in your very own 30 ft boat slip! Do not miss this stunning condo with unobstructed views! Great brick building.

#218 - 4815 48th Avenue, Ladner

6,160 sq.ft HOME less than 1 yr. old! Total style and quality finishings! Contemporary home, high 25’ ceilings, euroline windows & doors, Kentwood Wide-Plank hardwood floors, high-end bathrooms! Large, professionally landscaped front& rear yards, detached 900 sq.ft shop at rear of home!

5382 Crescent Drive, Ladner

priced @ $459,900

priced @ $1,988,888

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Investor or developer alert! 9,084 sq ft potentially subdividable lot in excellent central location adjacent to new subdivision! Currently has very liveable 1,871 sq ft 4 bedrooms split-level type home with some updates! Call today for details.

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 @ $649,900

priced @ $798,800

WOW! BEAUTIFUL 2.88 ACRE ESTATE

EXCELLENT 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOME

5203 Lynn Place, Ladner

4919 62nd Street, Ladner

JUST SOLD

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Wow! Rare! What a beautiful property! Sprawling 2,500 sq ft rancher set back off private driveway! Excellent, level, landscaped & manicured grounds with mature blueberries and lots of pasture for your hobby farm desires! Picturesque barn, loads of parking space!

10429 64th Avenue, Ladner

priced @ $1,275,000

A STEP ABOVE! One of the finest units in Sunridge Estates. Family orientec complex walking distance to excellent schools, shopping and transit. 3 bdrms 2 bath updated townhome with private south facing decked backyard. Unit has many recent updates incl. new kitchen complete with stainless steel appl. Hardwood engineering floor in living room and dining room.

$49 6712 Baker Road, North Delta

priced @ $319,500

EXECUTIVE TOWNHOME W/MASTER ON MAIN WATERFRONT EXECUTIVE HOME! e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua

JUST SOLD

by Fraser this week

Absolutely stunning 3 bedroom executive home in Ladner's sought-after Chesapeake Landing! 2,250 sq.ft. Master bedroom on Main floor with beautiful ensuite bathroom, 2nd master upstairs plus large 3rd bedroom. Open plan with 20 foot vaulted ceilings, gourmet maple kitchen, luxury features throughout! this home has 2 private yards, one off living room, and the other family room/kitchen! Double Garge! Enjoy the mnicured complex with mature trees, beautiful Clubhouse, exercise room, and outdoor swimming pool! Walk to Historic Ladner Village Market in minutes. Nature trails and the Millebium Trail outside your doorstep, marina, golf course etc! DO NOT miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity!

Absolutely stunning 3,000 sq.ft 5 bedroom or 4 bdrm+games room executive home in Ladner's Most Desirable "Marina Gardens'. Backing onto beautiful canal where you can park your kayak or canoe in your back yard! Home has been recently renovated with new paint, granite counters, new stainless steel appliances (being delivered asap), light fixtures, etc! California Shutters, LARGE ROOMS throughout, great layout! Insulated garage door, Premier Finished sealed garage floor, etc! Quiet no-thru street, walk to marina, nature trails, Millenium Trail, Golf Course, Neilson Grove Elementary, and a short walk to Historic Ladner Village! This is an absolutely beautiful home, perfect for your family! Do not miss this one!

priced @ $749,900

priced @ $895,000

81 - 5900 Ferry Road, Ladner

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JUST SOLD 4875 Dogwood Drive priced @ $1,558,000

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

5339 Windjammer Road, Ladner

priced @ $745,000

JUST SOLD

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JUST SOLD

1112 50B Street priced @ $719,000

5031 59A Street priced @ $579,900

771 Underhill Dr. priced @ $949,900

JUST SOLD 5229 & 531 56 Street priced @ $759,900

AND 6 other accepted

offers this week! stats taken as of DECEMBE4 14th, 2011

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ask about about my my free ask free customer courtesy customer courtesy moving van! moving van! *Fraser CURRENTLY Call Fraser RANKS at #4today out of for UNBEATABLE all realtors in GREATER Real Estate VANCOUVER for total Marketing Expertise. sales in 2011. (Over 6,500 realtors total) Ask about my That is actually ranking Vancouver Sun in the TOP 0.3% of ALL marketing campaign. realtors in Greater Vancouver!!!

JUST SOLD

5661 Sherwood Blvd. priced @ $998,800

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WATERFRONT CONDO W/BOAT SLIP! DREAM ESTATE HOME! 6,600 SF

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CUTE UPDATED RANCHER!

5106 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen

priced @ $569,900

STUNNING 4 BDRM HOME!!

916 Gale Drive, Tsawwassen

priced @ $859,900 UPDATED 4 BDRM FAMILY HOME! by Fraser

Stunning 2,895 SqFt executive home in desirable Upper Tsawwassen! 6,208 SqFt corner lot with private rear yard! Quality finishings include hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, crown moulding, granite countertops, etc! An absolute beautiful home! Ready to move in! Don't miss this!

Absolutely fantastic 2 storey family home with 4 bedrooms, excellent layout, and many updates. Hardwood, carpets, updated kitchen, new bathrooms, new paint, light fixtures, hardware, blinds, on demand hot water system, etc! etc! etc! Walk t o Elementary School in minutes! Vaulted ceilings, double garage, patio doors to private rear yard! This is a beautiful home! Do not miss it!Move-in ready! Check out the 360 Virtual tour online today!

priced @ $949,900

priced @ $659,900

EXCELLENT EXECUTIVE HOME

RESORT-LIKE FEEL

4909 1st Avenue, Tsawwassen

JUST SOLD by Fraser

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

5383 Laurel Dr., 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 @ $819,900

4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!

BEAUTIFUL 2 BDRM TOWNHOME

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Gorgeous 2,926 sq ft 4 bedroom home! An absolute gem! Immaculately kept, custom designed and extremely spacious! Fully fenced yard with manicured lawns & landscaping! This house is finished with granite countertops, engineered hardwood, stainless steel appliances, etc! Great family home close to schools & shopping! Move in condition. Don't miss this one.

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

6315 48A Avenue, Ladner

priced @ $999,900

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5264 Crescent Drive, Ladner

e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua 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!

#14-1700 56th Street, Tsawwassen

priced @ $839,900

priced @ $359,900

BRAND NEW EXECUTIVE HOME

TOTALLY RENOVATED EXECUTIVE HOME!

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ABSOLUTELY beautiful Brand NEW 2,600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom executive home in excellent West Ladner location! Built to top-quality standards with hardwood floors, granite counters, maple cabinets, crown moulding, etc! West facing rear yard with large patio and French doors to great room! Double Garage, Tastefully landscaped, etc ! etc! Net HST Included! Check out the 360 virtual tour online! Do not miss this one! Walk to Historic Ladner Village Market, Schools, golf course, and nature trails in minutes!!!

Absolutely stunning 2,874 sq.ft renovated 3-level 4 bedroom split-level in Tsawwassen's Terrace! Totally remodeled in 2008 and 2009 as new with top quality hardwood flooring, granite counters, new kitchen, bathrooms, etc! High-end appliances, roof, furnace, hot water tank, etc! Beautiful private yard with in-ground swimming pool, etc! Don't miss this home! Just move in and enjoy!

priced @ $879,900

priced @ $912,900

Top 5% of all Realtors in Greater Vancouver in 2006, 2007, 2008 7 yrs of Prestige RE/MAX Western Canada Awards

5259 Central Avenue, Ladner

5776 Timbervalley Road, Tsawwassen

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

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Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street

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!

JUST SOLD

Wow! Immaculate executive 4 bdrms + den, 3,013 sq ft home including 5 full bathrooms and state-of-the-art theatre room + bar with 110 inch HD projector screen, high-end finishings throughout, including granite, hardwood flooring, extensive mouldings, high-end appliances (Miele), etc! Large cul-de-sac lot in prestigious Victory South, walking distance to mature trails, golf course, and historic Ladner Village Market. Don't miss this!

Medallion Presidents Club Member

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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.

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

BEAUTIFUL 5 BEDROOM

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THE CHANCEY TEAM WWW.EXPERTAGENTS.CA

BOB CHANCEY

4685 Kensington, Ladner

SOLD 4440 63A Street, Ladner

SOLD

419 56 Street., Tsawwassen

SOLD

5056 Westminster Ave., Ladner

SOLD 1260 Enderby Ave., Tsaw.

SOLD

5823 Fair Wynd, Ladner

SOLD

SOLD

1131 Walalee Drive, Tsaw.

6360 Goldsmith, Richmond

SOLD

SOLD

4888 63A Street, Ladner

#7 - 4910 Central Ave, Ladner

SOLD

6146 48A Ave., Ladner

SOLD

#32 - 4756 64th Street, Ladner

SOLD

SOLD

65 55A Street, Tsawwassen

6662 London Lane, Ladner

SOLD

SOLD

4944 54th Street, Ladner

429 56th Street, Ladner

SOLD

Thank you to all our clients from 2011.

SOLD

We are now taking listings for 2012 and look forward to hearing from you soon!

6150 48A Avenue, Ladner

935 Bayview, Tsawwassen

SOLD 4496 61 Street, Ladner

5182 57A St, Ladner WEST COAST

4329 Arthur Drive, Ladner

SOLD 4523 64th Street, Ladner

SOLD

SOLD

SOLD

5203 Laurel Drive, Ladner

SOLD 4542 Hawthorne, Ladner

SOLD

5283 12 Ave, Tsawwassen

SOLD 4909 45 Street, Ladner

SOLD

5353 Spetifore Cres., Tsaw.

SOLD

#3 - 4748 54A Ave., Ladner

SOLD

SOLD

5096 Bentley Drive, Ladner

SOLD

5629 45th Avenue, Ladner

5130 57A Street, Ladner

4452 Arthur Drive, Ladner

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

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*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速 Presidents Club for 10 years 1984-1992 and 2007.

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GEERE, Gillian

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of “Gill,” beloved wife, mother and grandmother who died unexpectedly on January 3rd, 2012 following a six-month battle against cancer. Gill was born in the village of Stokesley, Yorkshire, England in 1940. Following high school, she went on to train as a nurse, at St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds. She married her present husband Ian, in Leeds, England in 1961 and came to Canada with her husband and children in 1967. She gained a first class B.Sc. degree in Microbiology in 1974 from the University of Alberta, Edmonton going on to work as the Senior Technologist at the Provincial Veterinary Laboratory, in Regina, Saskatchewan. Ultimately the family came to BC where after a short period with the Provincial Animal Health Laboratory she opened and managed a very successful microbiology laboratory in Richmond, BC. Gill is survived by her husband Ian; children Richard (Kelly) and Andrea (Kirk); grandchildren David, Kyle, Chris, Aynsley and Sean. The family would like to thank the Richmond Hospital Oncology Deptartment for the great professionalism and emotional support that Gill received at all times on the numerous occasions she underwent therapy in the Unit. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 1pm. We ask that, in lieu of floral tributes, donations be made to the BC Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be placed at www.deltafuneral.ca

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MacDonald, Alma Ophelia August 7, 1919 – December 31, 2011

It is with great sadness that we annouce the passing of our mother. Alma was born Alma Ophelia Harper on Aug. 7, 1919 in Thunder Bay, Ontario to her father Frank Hartley Harper (1895-1974) and her mother Edna Elsie Harper (18941987). Alma’s father, Above picture is of Alma O. MacDonald and her husband, Bruce F. MacDonald (Bruce passed in 2008). Frank Harper, served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment, 16th Battalion in World War I. He was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in France. After the war, Frank Harper supported his family by working as an Engineer for the CNR and investing in residential real estate. Before Alma’s 4th birthday, her Harper family had settled in Edmonton, Alberta. At 5 years of age, Alma met her neighbour and future husband Bruce Forbes MacDonald. Alma and Bruce maintained a very special and close relationship through their elementary and high school years in Edmonton. When they were 15 years of age, Alma and Bruce eloped to Fort Saskatchewan to get married. The Minister told Bruce to take Alma home and let her grow up. Alma attended and graduated from McTavish Business College. In 1940, at 21 years of age, Alma and Bruce were married in Edmonton, Alberta. After their marriage, Bruce F. MacDonald enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy to serve in World War II. He was a Chief Petty Officer stationed in St. John’s, N.L. Alma MacDonald followed Bruce to St. John’s, and there, she worked as the private secretary to the American Base Commander at Fort Pepperrell. After the war, Alma and Bruce MacDonald settled in Vancouver, British Columbia. They had two children and Alma devoted much of the next twentytwo years to raising her children. Alma was a exceptional wife and mother. She spent much of her time interacting with her children, dispensing her wisdom and philosophy of life. She also taught them about compassion, caring, loyalty to family and the importance of having a relationship with God. Her husband Bruce F. MacDonald, also an excellent parent, became a Research Scientist (Chemistry) for Forintek. After the children grew up, Alma and Bruce moved to Tsawwassen, B.C. Alma and Bruce were married for 68 years and they never lost their closeness. On June 3, 2008, Bruce died at the Kinsmen Retirement Center in Tsawwassen, B.C. Alma died at the same Kinsmen Retirement Center on Dec. 31, 2011 at the age of 92. A heart felt thank you to the staff of the Kinsmen Retirement Center for the excellent care they provided for Alma and Bruce. Alma MacDonald had two children: a son Bruce (Barb) and a daughter Denise/Dee (Doug), 5 grandchildren: Shaun, James, Stacey, Leia and Debra and 9 great grandchildren: Ashley, Tisha, Amanda, Alexander, Shaun, Connor, Elizabeth, Andrew and Sara. Alma had requested no Service.

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CLARKE - D.R. “Bob” Bob passed away January 6, 2012 following a long courageous battle with cancer. Bob was born August 14, 1938 in Vancouver and grew up in Nanaimo near Departure Bay. Bob lived the last 30+ years in Tsawwassen and enjoyed relaxing at his trailer in Point Roberts with friends and family around him. Bob spent his entire working life in virtually every facet of the automobile industry. He had a gift of establishing friendships from all walks of life and bringing together people whom may otherwise never have met. As such there are few in the BC auto industry who would be unaware of who Bob was or the legacy he leaves behind. Bob is survived by Leslie his wife of 30 years, sons Blake (Lynne) and Clayton, daughter Lisa (Gerry) and grandchildren Ali, John and Lee. Sadly Bob was predeceased by younger brother Len (Barb). A celebration of Bob’s life will take place Monday, January 23rd at the Hilton Vancouver Airport, 5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The Clarke family wishes to thank Dr. Hollinger and the outstanding staff at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Delta. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Delta Hospice Society, www.deltahospice.org.

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Oct. 20, 1925 - Jan. 11, 2012 It is with much love and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Walter, our beloved husband, father and grandfather. He went to be with his Lord peacefully with his wife and all his children at his side. Left to mourn: his wife of 52 years, Bertha, his children and their families, David (Shelly) with Daniel, Christopher and Katrina; Laurie (Rob) with Dakota; and Gordon (Kyna) with Naomi, Noah and Benjamin. A memorial service will be held at his church, Saviour Lutheran 4737- 57th St. in Ladner, BC on Sat. Jan. 14, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

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TAYLOR - Brian Munden Sept. 20, 1943 – Jan. 5, 2012 With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of Brian Taylor just 22 days shy of his 50th wedding anniversary to his loving wife, Gail. Brian is also survived by his sister Terry, sons Bob (Denise), Don (Nikki) and Rick (Connie) and grandchildren Brett (Kelly), Erin, Cameron, Tanner, Riley and Phill. He will be missed by his many friends and family including his pal Bailey. Brian was a long time commercial fisherman working out of Steveston and Ladner. With a huge heart, he was a friend to all he met. Brian loved watching his children and grandchildren participate in their sporting events. A celebration of Brian’s life will be held on Sunday, January 22nd at 1:00 pm at McKee Seniors’ Recreation Centre 5155 47th Ave., Ladner, BC. Informal dress – suspenders optional. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Delta Hospice Society or Delta Hospital Foundation.

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of John Otto Paschold, who went to be with his Lord and Saviour on January 9, 2012. He is survived by Adeline (Addie), his wife of 63 years; three children, Steven, Gordon and Laura; two grandchildren, Amanda and Sandra; three great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Evan and Annika, and two sisters, Lena and Anne. He was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Mary and Ruth and brother Bob. John came to Canada when he was a child and worked as a meteorologist and weather broadcaster on the radio for many years. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. The family wishes to invite you to a Celebration of John’s life which will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm at South Delta Baptist Church, 1988 - 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a missionary organization or church of your choice in John’s name. On-line condolences at: www.deltafuneral.ca

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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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TSAW Upper 2 BR + den, fenced yard, deck, separate laundry, d/w. Pet neg, N/S, $1600 incl utils. Ref’s. 604-943-2270 TWA, 3 BR, 2bath, upr ste, gas fp, lg deck, garage, NS, $2000 + util, TWA, 1BR glvl, inste wd, cov’d prkg, priv yd, NS, $750 + util, both near Town Cntre and avail Now, Call 604-948-1966

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Apt/Condos

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Lots & Acreage

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Mobile Homes

LANGLEY 2 BR mobile completely remodelled air conditioning, storage, large decks. Seniors 50+ . $49,500. 604-534-2997

6065

Recreation Property

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8055

Cleaning

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Computer Services

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Concrete

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Drainage

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8075

Drywall

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Electrical

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Handyperson

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Collectibles & Classics

1928 FORD Coupe Hot Rod. Steel, chrome & polished alum. Quality parts & workmanship. High performance, built for show & racing asking $60k. 604-588-2415

1960 CORVETTE Convertible Dream come true in Horizon Blue with White Coves and frost blue interior, 4 spd, hardtop, soft top included. Most all factory correct type components. Excellent condition lovingly taken care of. Enjoy the ride of the Route 66 car for $52,500. Serious inquiries only. 604-808-6223

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2001 FORD Taurus SE, 105k kms, new tran, AC, aircared, 1 owner, $2800 obo. 604-522-5596

2008 Ford Focus SEL Manual 67,000 kms 2 litre standard 4 door se model. cruise control e/w a/c sat radio, snow tires and rims, thule roof rack $11,500 Call: (604) 928-5331 huggett6@gmail.com

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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Lawn & Garden

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Sports & Imports

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1997 HONDA Civic 2 doors, Black, Good condition, A/C Automatic, $2850. Alaa Kafafi 604-988-9925, 778-708-4247

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Property Maintenance

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LOFT in INExec. EXECHome Home.Fully furn. LOFT Fully furn. rmloft. loft. Suits quiet prof/stdt. 22 rm Suits quiet prof/male. Avail. Immed. Ladner Village Avail. Immed. Ladner Village $1000/mo.(604)240-5263 240-5263 $1000/mo.(604)

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AUTOMOTIVE

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Plumbing

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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Power Washing

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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Roofing

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8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

8309

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Remain ambitious. Soon (next week) pressure will turn to joy. Though the work you’ve taken on, or the job that’s soon to come, won’t “quit” until July, it will ebb in intensity by next week through mid-April. Forgo the social rounds this week. Your popularity and “welcome mat” will return next week. Sunday is for relationships: steady as she goes. Mysteries, large sums and sexual attractions arise Monday to Wednesday morning. These flow smoothly, but a challenging practical aspect counsels caution.Wednesday to Friday are wise, mellow. Money luck Friday eve, hidden behind a “jolt.” Taurus April 20-May 20: You remain in a mellow, wise, thoughtful mood – great for learning, far travel, religion and life philosophy.The glitch is that your duties might interfere, or these great things take a lot of hard work. Can you live up to your potential? I think so! Work demands doing Sunday, early Monday. Monday to Wednesday morning brings lucky relationships and opportunities – and, about 20 per cent possibility of opposition. Be persuasive, attempt to work/play with someone. Depths, sexual and subconscious arousal come Wednesday to Friday. That work-versus-travel/ learn trend peaks Thursday. Gemini May 21-June 20: You face one more week of finances, accountants, investments, sexual temptations, hunches and subconscious desires, and lifestyle decisions. Do your duty, but don’t chase these matters proactively. Half of you remains stubbornly romantic, especially about lifestyle, investments, sex, etc. – this clouds your judgement. Reliable answers begin to come next week. Sunday promotes romance, beauty, cinema, art. Tackle chores Monday to Wednesday – but avoid water Wednesday (e.g., laundry, plumbing). A promising yet challenging person or opportunity arrives Wednesday/Thursday: reject it!

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Roofing

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The accent remains on relationships, relocation, litigation, negotiation, opportunities and competitors. Usually I’d add, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. But you might be strongly on the path of separation or ending a project or personal link – and with reason. Wait until Friday onward to make any decisions – and especially, to agree, commit, sign, or form any bonds. Spend Sunday at home or with kids, repairs, garden, etc. Romance has a strange subtle potency these days, as Monday to Wednesday show. It’s a prelude. Soon, another, clear, love note will fill the decade ahead. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: It’s your last week of work – all week. Tackle chores with aplomb. Make a list, priorities first, and knock them off one by one. Friday begins a month of relationships, fresh, exciting horizons, and new opportunities. But it doesn’t get in gear (nor is it lucky) until the 23rd. By then, you’ll want to be free to chase excitement. Sunday’s for trips, errands and calls. You feel sluggish Monday to Wednesday, but you can accomplish big stuff in home or business foundation zones (e.g., product safety). Romance calls, but work is your best answer, Wednesday through Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Enjoy your last week of romance. (All those members of the opposite sex who were nice to you this month, were “romance.”) If you still have a creative, child-oriented or similar project to launch or finish, do it now. If you run into a money barrier – e.g., can’t afford that private school for the kids – wait, then seek a solution Friday/Saturday. Strictly avoid speculative risk ALL week. Sunday begins this week with shopping or earning, selling. Travel, do errands, call and write Monday to Wednesday. Settle into home, rest, garden Wednesday to Friday. Romance, late week.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Spend this week recuperating, attending to home, family, property interests, retirement programs, garden, diet, etc. Security is your key word. Almost every sign has bad luck, or a barrier to face this week – but not you. So strive for progress in those family, home, etc. areas. You might also close out a period of your life, giving you freedom to grow, to love and live in the weeks to come. A month of romance, creativity, risk and reward starts Friday, but it delivers nothing useful or lucky before the 23rd, so wait. Your energy soars Sunday. Chase money Monday to Wednesday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Retreat, lie low and rest Sunday to dawn Monday. After this, your energy, effectiveness and charisma surge, to Wednesday. You could meet love Monday daytime – though this entire week accents friendships, casual acquaintances, errands, calls and visits – lighter stuff. Wednesday noon to Friday brings a money phase – sell, earn, but don’t chase money intensely, nor buy anything: risk nothing. A practical barrier prevents success. (The barrier is mildly hidden, because it’s in you, or entails the “environment” set up by governments or head office.) A down-home month starts Friday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: You’ve had some success handling money the last few weeks. But stop now: a purchase, a pay raise request, an earnings prospect – all hit a barrier, especially before Friday. The problem is, your hopes and your money aren’t on the same path (especially within you). This dilemma will disappear after October, but until then you shouldn’t trust your spending impulses: go slow, get a consensus before acting. Friday begins a month of curiosity, travel and communications – a nice light time. But it won’t benefit you until the 23rd. Your energy attracts admirers Wednesday to Friday.

Jan. 15 - 21, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and clout remain at a yearly high, but you face a daunting task this week: to persuade higher-ups, or to support and promote your own worldly or career position – generally,to handle a huge responsibility.You can do it – and will be happy doing it! Still, a caution: don’t think your personal needs (or personality) can escape bosses’ notice and a “test.” Approval rewards strivers. Be ambitious Sunday. Hopes, happiness and friends come Monday-Wednesday. Retreat, lie low Wednesday p.m. to noon Friday. Friday eve to Saturday, you succeed, easily! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: This is your last week of isolation, of lower vitality, of retreat and recuperation. Your energy and optimism will begin to climb by Friday, but don’t initiate anything important before the 23rd. Meanwhile, this Sunday supports a mellow, thoughtful mood, learning, foreign art, religion and love. Be ambitious Monday to noon Wednesday – at least, live up to bosses’ and parents’ expectations. You grow increasingly optimistic, social and flirtatious from noon Wednesday to noon Friday, but be careful. Keep an eye on legal and reputational boundaries. One good, last rest Saturday! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Happiness, social delights, flirtations, optimism, future plans, entertainment and wish fulfillment – these continue for one last week. But a long-hidden barrier reveals itself this week. (Thursday stands out.) This barrier is a complex, perhaps odd one. Your own interest in the future (or in popularity, fun) is getting in the way of your interest in the future (et al). Or, you might have deep-seated (childhood?) issues that interfere, or a lust that prevents broad socializing. All will be revealed, solved, before October. No matter your age, your life is just beginning! timstephens@shaw.ca • 604-727-3673


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