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Chief calls vote a ‘ringing endorsement for the project’ as 97% show support for massive shopping centres BY

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Tsawwassen First Nation members voted overwhelmingly in favour of a deal to build one of B.C.’s biggest shopping complexes. Ninety-seven per cent supported the construction of two major

shopping malls in a membership vote Wednesday. The vote was held in accordance with TFN’s Land Act, which requires community approval of any lease over 25 years. “This is an exciting and encouraging result,” said TFN Chief Kim Baird. “This proposed project is

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consistent with my community’s vision, supports our land use plan and keeps the door open for our partners, Ivanhoe Cambridge and Property Development Group, to

continue with feasibility studies and the approval process,” she said. “We are optimistic that this development, which is now one step closer to reality, will play a key role in improving our economy and the lives of future generations of TFN people.” Baird said she would have liked

to have seen a larger voter turnout, adding, however, the number voting in favour was higher than she expected. “It’s a ringing endorsement for the project.” With members’ approval, Baird said the next steps will be to comSee MALLS page 3

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Delta’s engineering department has been getting positive feedback for its response to this week’s winter weather. Engineering director Steven Lan said the municipal snow and ice removal program kicked into high gear earlier this week as cold weather hit the region and the forecast called for snow. He said the road network designated as high priority was promptly salted along with the secondary priority routes. On Wednesday all the municipal salting trucks were still out as the region got another dusting of the white stuff. “During periods there was consistent activity. Our response has been very good and we’ve had no complaints, and we’ve had a lot of positive responses to the efforts that have been made,” Lan said. Engineering staff members monitor the road network for hazardous conditions during regular working hours, while the Delta police monitor conditions after hours.

Youngsters headed to Tsawwassen’s Diefenbaker Park this week to take advantage of the first snowfall of the season. Delta had fine-tuned its winter preparedness program in anticipation of extreme weather conditions this winter, which were predicted to be cooler and wetter than normal.

The works yard brought in a total of 2,000 metric tonnes of salt, while an agreement had been secured with Mainroad Contracting Ltd. to guarantee an additional 1,440 metric tonnes.

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Preparing for new competition With TFN malls on horizon, local business groups undertake pro-active measures to bolster commercial sector already,” Arciniega said. “For those who are going to be affected, we need to Local retailers are prebe creative on how they paring for a future that will can build more loyalty most likely include two from their existing custommajor malls on Tsawwassen ers. There might be some First Nation land. strategies they can start Ana Arciniega, executive implementing now in order director of the Tsawwassen to be ready when this mall Business Improvement opens.” Association, told the Arciniega said it’s also Optimist there’s no doubt important for businesses to the develget together opments to take prowill impact “We did a quick active mealocal busi- analysis of our sures, which nesses, is why the members to see who Tsawwassen however, would most likely most have BIA has a good be affected and who started workchance of ing the Ladner probably wouldn’t surviving. Businesses “We did be affected. We Association a quick to come up figured that about analysis of with a com20 per cent of our our memprehensive bers to see businesses would tourism plan who would promotion directly be affected.” and most likely strategy. Ana Arciniega be affected Chief Kim and who Baird said the probably wouldn’t be TFN is committed to workaffected. We figured that ing with both businesses about 20 per cent of our associations to minimize businesses would directly any potential impacts on be affected,” she said. local businesses. She said “The others are a lot of some informal meetings the services and smaller between the three parties businesses that probably have taken place so far but wouldn’t. There’s always no formal plan has been stuff you need that’s in outlined. your neighbourhood, like Baird said most of the your dry cleaning, your stores in the proposed malls bank, there’s relationships will be different than existBY

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One of the TFN’s malls planned for farmland off Highway 17 and 52nd Street (right), called Tsawwassen Mills, will be based on the CrossIron Mills shopping centre (left photos) north of Calgary and a similar mega mall north of Toronto. Another smaller outdoor mall, called Tsawwassen Commons, is also planned for the site. ing businesses in the area, minimizing any potential negative impacts. The TFN notes market research has shown developments of this size and format attract new shoppers to an area, increasing local visitation as the community becomes a new shopping destination. The Tsawwassen First Nation’s historic urban trea-

ty came into effect 2009, adding 1,072 acres to a land base that at the time was 716 acres. The TFN was allowed to remove over 500 acres from the Agricultural Land Reserve, including the site where the malls will be located. Other post-treaty changes on the horizon include a major housing development, which will bring thousands

Net-zero won’t fly: teachers New bargaining position tabled in effort to jump-start contract talks BY

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A net-zero offer will always be a non-starter for teachers when it comes to their ongoing collective bargaining, says Delta Teachers’ Association president Paul Steer. “Teachers who are on strike look forward to a renewal of the terms of their employment and look forward to a negotiated end to the strike, but are unwilling to accept government’s net-zero mandate, which would really deliver a reduction in salaries and benefits for teachers in real terms, once inflation is factored in,” Steer told the Optimist Tuesday. The B.C. Teachers’ Federation this week tabled a new bargaining position, calling for a 15 per cent pay hike in a three-year deal.

The union has also modified some of its proposals for improved benefits. The total cost of the union’s new proposals would be $300 million. The union’s contract expired June 30, but it’s made little progress in contract talks with the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association. The BCTF had demanded wages that are in line with those offered in Alberta and Ontario, a sharp contrast from the BCPSEA’s position. Education Minister George Abbott has insisted the teachers’ contract abide by the government’s netzero mandate for public servants. BCTF president Susan Lambert said she hopes her union’s new compromise position would encourage the government to also budge

“Net zero amounts to a pay cut, while a cost of living adjustment is essentially a wage freeze. It’s perfectly reasonable that B.C. teachers want to keep up with inflation and move a little way towards catching up with teachers in other provinces,” Lambert said. “B.C.’s economy is stronger than most, yet other provincial governments have set their priorities to invest in classrooms, teachers and kids, not to cut education budgets,” she said. Steer agreed, saying, “Teachers are part of the community and want to see everyone doing well. Teachers’ salaries make a positive contribution to local and small businesses. Any lessening of teachers’ salaries will inevitably mean that teachers will have less to spend on goods and services in Delta. How

Paul Steer DTA president is this a good thing?” Teachers have been involved in limited job action since the start of the new school year, including refusing to write report cards. More recently, they refused to take part in the Foundation Skills Assessment exams administered annually to grades 4 and 7 students, forcing principals and vice-principals to take on that role.

of new residents to South Delta. On another front, the TFN signed a memorandum of understanding with Port Metro Vancouver last summer to develop industrial land under a joint venture. Studies are currently underway on the feasibility of that project and a decision is expected this summer. Ground was already broken

by the TFN on a new logistics centre to complement port activities. Not all the treaty settlement lands are to be developed, however. The TFN will soon begin an “agricultural strategy process” for its roughly 200 acres designated as agricultural. A steering committee will be formed to direct that strategy.

MALLS from page 1 plete the feasibility study, which will include traffic studies and environmental assessments before starting on some of the needed ground work. The TFN Economic Development Corporation last year announced it 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 on 180 acres just off Highway 17 at 52nd Street. Ivanhoe Cambridge’s project would comprise 1.2 million square feet as a destination retail and entertainment centre. Called Tsawwassen Mills, it would follow the model of the huge CrossIron Mills shopping mall north of Calgary and Vaughan Mills north of Toronto. Property Development Group is planning to develop an outdoor retail mall comprising 550,000 square feet called Tsawwassen

Kim Baird TFN chief Commons. The TFN membership last year voted in favour of the proposed partnerships, but at that time those deals were based on 100 acres being developed on 49-year leases Following a “due diligence exercise” looking at the feasibility of the projects, the deals were changed to offer more land on 99-year leases, thus requiring another vote by the membership. The malls are to open by 2015.


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Delta Secondary’s east gym got a fresh look over the winter break with a new mural and graphics. “Definitely, students are proud of it,” said principal Terry Ainge. The mural, done by artist Dean Lauzé, depicts a harness racing scene and is “a bit of a nod to the school’s history,” he said. Ainge noted on a blog post about the project that the origin of the school’s Pacer name is tied to Ladner’s Paterson Park, a former venue for harness racing.

Student council prime minister Megan Trotman, who’s also on the senior girls basketball team, got the ball rolling on the project.

She said she loves the new look. “As a player, I find it makes me more proud of my school, to be a Pacer,” she said. Trotman said she was excited to see the project

finished, noting the entire process took about six months. Lauzé has done murals for a number of other schools in the Lower Mainland. Senior girls basketball coach Kerrie Trotman said the new look will provide more school spirit. “It gives pride to the school,” she said. DSS athletic director Shell Thompson said the atmosphere in the gym “will only be enhanced by the artwork here.” Grade 8 student Jackson Goodman said he liked the updated artwork. “Now, it stands out more,” he said.

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With other road and rail projects on the go, mayor tells senior governments outdated tube needs attention too BY

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It’s not a definitive plan, but Delta might finally see some action to help alleviate traffic congestion around the George Massey Tunnel. Late last year, Mayor Lois Jackson sent letters to the federal and provincial transportation ministers requesting they jointly address the issue of traffic congestion along Highway 99, including the tunnel. “As an issue of long-

standing concern, we must act now to initiate a formal dialogue between the senior levels of government and implement a planning process to identify options to resolve current traffic congestion as well as accommodate future growth due to port expansion and regional growth south of the Fraser River,” Jackson said in her letter addressed to B.C. Minister of Transportation Blair Lekstrom. Delta council would like to see a planning process to

identify options to address both current traffic concerns as well as future traffic growth due to expansion at Deltaport, population growth south of the Fraser River and development of Tsawwassen First Nation lands. Last September, Port Metro Vancouver announced its $200-million Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Infrastructure Project — a three-year program aimed at improving rail and road efficiencies through South Delta.

Delta continues its efforts to improve the visual appeal of the community’s neighbourhoods and that from time to time the highways bylaw will require amending to address emerging issues. The amendment will provide police and enforcement staff the ability to fine or tow offending vehicles, leaving “the streetscape cleaner, safer and more visually appealing.” Meanwhile, the municipality hasn’t gone so far as to ban the parking of cube vans with company logos or advertisements on residen-

tial streets. Angry over a large “mobile billboard” in front of her house, a North Delta resident wrote to council several months ago requesting a bylaw change to prohibit larger trucks from being parked in residential zones. Council was informed by staff looking in to the complaint the vehicle in question had a gross weight of just under 5,500 kg, which is the maximum allowable under Delta’s highway and zoning bylaws for overnight parking on residential streets.

With the construction of the South Fraser Perimeter Road and newly announced improvements for the rail corridor, Delta would like to see more attention paid to the impacts. Already on most weekday afternoons, long traffic

lineups start to form along 62B Street as commuters make their way onto Highway 99 and through the tunnel or south on Highway 17 and into Ladner and Tsawwassen. In a response to the mayor’s letter earlier this month,

Lekstrom said that while there are no plans to replace or expand the tunnel, “the ministry is pleased to begin discussing future options to reduce congestion and improve the movement of people and goods between communities south of the Fraser River as well as Vancouver, Richmond and New Westminster.” According to the letter, a ministry representative is arranging to meet with the mayor to discuss Delta’s concerns.

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righteous in the midst of that failure. This living revelation, that you are still righteous, will give you the strength to love your wife and reconcile things with her. The devil may remind you of your foul temper and question your integrity: “How dare you call yourself righteous when you just did that!” Ignore his lies and boldly declare, “I am not righteous because of what I have done or not done. I am righteous only because of the blood and finished work of Jesus at the cross!” For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (2 Cor. 5:21) Many people today believe that they have to work at becoming more righteous and kick themselves when they do wrong. They do not realize that by doing these things, they are not seeking God’s righteousness; rather they are trying to establish their own righteousness by their lawkeeping and right conduct. Righteousness is not about right conduct. It is a gift from God to us through Jesus. Because it is a gift, we cannot earn it by our law-keeping and right conduct - We can only receive it! How do we receive this gift? We receive it through the cross. God made Jesus “who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him”. Today, we are the righteousness of God in Christ. We are as righteous as Jesus is! Do you think that in the body of Christ, there are different classes of righteousness - like the seating classes in an airplane? That some of us have economy-

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MURPHY’S LAW It’s about time. Civic politicians did as expected this week and signed off on a contract to build a new animal shelter to be located north of River Road in the Tilbury area. The $4 million price tag, which is for the entire project, including land acquisition, is steep enough to give most taxpayers, even animal-loving ones, reason to pause, but there’s no denying a new facility was long overdue. The existing shelter is, in a word, outdated, having been built 40 years ago to house only dogs. Seven hundred animals — that’s almost two new ones each and every day — passed through its doors in 2011, taxing the ability of the cramped, little structure on 80th Street to deal with the volume. Couple that with the fact it will soon be, thanks to South Fraser Perimeter Road construction, adjacent to a major highway and it’s no wonder a new home for the Delta Community Animal Shelter became a priority for municipal hall. There have been rumblings in the community over the scope of the project, concerns that Delta is building a Rolls Royce shelter when a more practical Honda would suffice. There’s no doubt the municipality could have taken a more frugal approach, but constructing the same shelter, just in a different location, would have solved one problem, but not the other. The new shelter should serve the needs of the animal control folks for years to come, meaning the issue won’t resurface on council’s radar a decade from now due to overcrowding or some other malady. What’s more, we’re building it with found money. OK, so it’s cash from the Gateway Program as a result of the South Fraser Perimeter Road, but it’s important to remember that Delta taxpayers aren’t picking up the tab. Yes, that SFPR compensation could have theoretically been diverted to lessen the blow of property taxes, but homeowners eventually get a rude awakening when one-time money is used to pay for ongoing expenses. Delta has a history of using lump sums to finance capital projects, a policy that has resulted in the addition of many recent recreation and cultural amenities. It’s also allowed for the purchase of property to act as a catalyst for waterfront redevelopment in Ladner. The best use of the money, or at least a big chunk of it, this time around was deemed to be a new home for Delta’s otherwise homeless dogs, cats and various other animals. When you look at the existing shelter, it’s not difficult to see why.

Society needs to educate the next generation of farmers MIKE SCHNEIDER

COMMUNITY COMMENT As Bill Cosby noted years ago, kids say the darnedest things. I was having breakfast with a friend the other day who was recounting the story of a local teacher who was playing name that vegetable with her elementary class last spring. Some vegetables were identified without a hitch and others, not so much. For instance, none of the children were able to identify a beet. When the teacher held a head of lettuce in the air for all to see, one youngster was quick to call the item “salad.” Close, but no cigar. Whose job is it to teach kids about horticulture and farming anyway? I don’t know about you, but I went through the K-12 curriculum with the odd visit to the pumpkin patch and that was about it. In Grade 10 or so, when it is time to consider what courses to take, do counsellors suggest careers

as farmers to senior students? I don’t think they do, and even if they did, what series of course offerings would prepare an interested student to pursue post-secondary for a career in farming? These are important questions because as we know, the average age of farmers is increasing and, for the most part, generational farming families are an old idea. Many farmers have to take on additional employment to supplement revenues and it would seem there are not many prepared to take the challenge to jump into farming as a new entrant. The Delta Agriculture Plan is essentially complete. The 52-page document notes some consistent themes around farming and education and rightly recognizes that something has to be done to ensure that: “Farming is attractive and accessible, providing a successful alternative career for younger people and new entrants.” Just how do we do that? This lofty goal is not one that any one government agency or school district can handle on its own. If Delta is serious about being “a place where the business of farming can prosper while contributing vitally to the community’s ecologi-

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cal attributes and social, cultural, and economic well-being,” then the school district, Delta, the B.C. government and other agencies need to sincerely and diligently put the plan in to action. For its part, the Delta school district has been interested in developing an agriculture academy. School board chair Dale Saip comes from a farming family and recognizes that children need more exposure to horticulture and farming to ensure there is a steady supply of bodies and ideas to work the land. Vice chair of the agriculture committee and local farmer and councillor Ian Paton seems to agree. Delta and the school district are on the same page here, which is good. The challenges of farming are immense and pressures around land use, farming infrastructure and world food markets should compel us to innovate and educate when it comes to farming. We can start now at the K-12 level and we can make food and farming front and centre with our kids at home too. Maybe plant some beets with your kids in your backyard this year? We might not be able to get the kids to eat them, but at least they will know what they are.

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January 20, 2012 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Cloudy Tsaw.

Editor: Re: Going to great heights to avoid the limitations of an area plan, Community Comment, Jan. 13 It certainly has not taken long for Tsawwassen’s harbingers of doom and gloom to recover from the excesses of Christmas and New Year. And one certainly has to question why it’s called “Sunny” Tsawwassen when this great cloud seems to continually hang over its residents. Now the latest call to arms is over the proposed redevelopment of the old Southpointe Academy site. It may, God forbid, involve buildings of five to six storeys. Yet where were these harbingers of doom when the new five-storey Southpointe Academy was being proposed? And what an architectural abomination that has turned out to be. Not only does it hang over the gateway to Tsawwassen like some reject from the Tilbury Industrial Park, it overshadows the architecture of the beautiful South Delta Baptist Church next door. God, and the cloud, work in mysterious ways. Michael Sim

Big question is whether malls are viable

Editor: Re: Public gets glimpse into malls, Jan. 13 The article doesn’t begin to address the key point of the issue: Is it all viable? Upon doing some research, the answer to that question is not clear. The proposed almost 1.8 million square foot area comprising two malls, 20 major retailers and about 195 assorted other retail shops, food courts and the like is quite something to ponder. This size of mall project, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers based in the U.S., is classified as a super regional mall.

This means it should be the dominant shopping venue in the region (a 25-mile radius). Do the Tsawwassen First Nation and the developers honestly believe they are going to overtake malls like Metrotown, Willowbrook, Lansdowne, Central City Surrey, Park Royal, Oakridge and Pacific Centre as the dominant shopping venue? One wonders if shoppers will leave these and many other malls in the Lower Mainland to drive many kilometres to Tsawwassen. Large-scale malls like the proposed TFN venture appear to be a dying breed in Canada. According to

Wikipedia, only two have been built since 1992: Vaughan Mills opened in 2004 north or Toronto and in 2009, CrossIron Mills opened in Calgary. These two malls were put together by Ivanhoe Cambridge, the very same company that will develop Tsawwassen Mills. Is it possible the TFN have been sold a bill of goods? Why aren’t more malls being built? There are many factors that formulate the answer to this viability question. People now prefer to shop locally. They shop online. They have become more sophisticated and prefer boutique or “one of ” stores

that feel more personal. They don’t want to spend time and money on gasoline to travel to a destination mall. In the Greater Vancouver area, there is a plethora of shopping opportunities that require limited travel, great selection and competitive pricing, all without having to squeeze through a tunnel, while fighting ferry traffic, so they can go to a discount outlet store to buy stuff they don’t really need in a weak economy. Certainly, no one begrudges the TFN a bright and prosperous future. It is well past time they can spread their wings economically and soar to new

heights. Unfortunately, the path they are choosing by going the huge destination mall route is fraught with a very likely chance of long-term failure. TFN, develop your own solution. How about a “Town Centre” design, with winding streets and trees that features a variety of individual shops and restaurants (Granville Island comes to mind?) People might bicycle or stroll the avenues and enjoy a real taste of the fine First Nation culture, which would be much better served and ultimately, sustainable. Ray Higgs

Delta thanked for caring enough to do what’s best for rabbits Editor: Re: Rabbits to be relocated, Jan. 11 I am an average citizen living in Richmond. I have lived here on and off for 30 years. I pay my taxes, I am law-abiding. I even worked for the city for 15 years. I enjoy nature and I like to take walks in Minoru Park. But every walk I take in the park is now depressing and sad and frustrating.

Every walk I take in the park I see rabbits suffering. Again and again I see rabbits injured and in pain. I ask the city for help, but it’s not interested. I tell it of a rabbit I see with a horrible oozing infected eye. I’m told they will “make patrols.” You see, I am just an average citizen. In their eyes, I don’t matter. If an average citizen doesn’t mat-

ter, than what chance does a suffering rabbit have of mattering? I have never owned a rabbit in my life. I have had very little contact with rabbits. But I recognize suffering when I see it and I believe it does matter. And I may be just an unimportant average citizen, but unlike the rabbits,

I do have a voice and I can speak out. What I see every week in the park, on every walk I take, is not acceptable. And I will not stay silent about the suffering I see. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

I know I am not alone in my refusal to keep quiet and accept the suffering of the rabbits. Thank you, Delta, for caring enough to not keep silent when your rabbits were suffering. I hope one day Richmond will listen and choose not to stay silent as well. Cindy Howard

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January 20, 2012 The Delta Optimist A11

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bord, there is always another church to taste. Even we clergy miss the mark. I met some folks on Christmas Eve and later met them in the midst of too many things happening for me. I missed the cue to further conversation. I hope I will have a second chance to connect. If you did not go, I am reissuing the invitation. We are a year-round organization. In John’s story of Jesus, Jesus meets Phillip who gets so excited about Jesus that he finds Nathaniel and invites him. Phillip is reluctant and skeptical. Nathaniel says, “Come and see!” The invitation still stands. Jim Short can be reached at minister@ladnerunited.org.

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I wrote last month to invite you to church, any church, on Christmas Eve and to be open to what Jesus had to say to you. Did you make it? Yes and you intend to go back! Yes, life is full. I know that reality. I had great intentions about my column. Thought about it Sunday, deferred until Monday, held it over until Tuesday and promised to do it Wednesday. Wednesday night the editor emailed: “Just a reminder that you are up for Friday’s paper.” Act on your good intentions! You went and it was not a “positive experience.” Christmas Eve is an affair of state planned by amateurs under pressure. Give a regular Sunday a try. If not, like a smorgas-


January 20, 2012 The Delta Optimist A13

Merrick is honoured for improving career opportunities for students

Longtime school district employee oversees wide range of programs accredited trades training while still in high school. Also available is the Career Technical Consortium that allows students to gain post-secondary credits in areas other than skilled trades. Grade 12 Enhancement is a partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University where students can take post-secondary courses while in high school. Work Experience 12 and 30 Hour Work Experience are two other programs that provide valuable career training for students. Career development is one of the three goals of the education system in B.C. Successful transition from secondary school relies on the career knowledge graduates have so they can plan

Long-term Delta school district employee Marijke Merrick has been given the highest honour from the Career Education Society for her work in enhancing career opportunities for students. As career development co-ordinator with the district, Merrick ensures students are given the chance to explore different careers, prepare for further education and training in a career area, and get a head start on technical training. She oversees a wide variety of career programs available for students, including the Accelerated Credit Enrollment Industry Training (Ace It), which is a partnership with postsecondary institutions that allows students to begin

Merrick’s commitment to enhancing such opportunities for students is evident in the great work she does. This dedication is why the Career Education Society has awarded her with Honourary Membership. It acknowledges her as an amazing team player who is strongly committed to students, staff and career programs.

their lives after high school. The various career programs provided by the Delta district give students the information they need for the future. The goal is to educate students about the range of careers available, so they are able to set and meet their career goals while being employable persons who are effective, collaborative workers.

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Public Hearing - January 31, 2012 The Municipal Council of The Corporation of Delta will hold a Public Hearing, in accordance with the Local Government Act, to consider the following proposed projects and related applications: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 7:00 pm Council Chamber, Delta Municipal Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2

Telephone: 778.878.2485

A Council meeting is scheduled to immediately follow this Public Hearing in the event Council wishes to give further consideration to any projects at that time. Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant documentation may be inspected until Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Municipal Hall: Website: Email: Phone: Hours:

Community Planning and Development Department www.corp.delta.bc.ca com-pln-dev@corp.delta.bc.ca 604.946.3380 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday

Project No. 1 Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006375) Location: 8264 112A Street, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 1 Applicant: Surinder and Tarloak Nager Telephone: 604.617.6808 Proposal: Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of two single family residential lots. “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7030 To amend the land use designation for the subject property in the North Delta Future Land Use Plan in Schedule C.1 of the Official Community Plan from SHR - Strata House Residential to ISF - Infill Single Family. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7031 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS1 Single Family Residential to RS7 MAP NO. 1 Single Family (335 m2) Residential. FILE NO. LU006375 Development Variance Permit LU006375 To vary Sections 305(a) and 305(b) of “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977 by varying the front setback averaging requirements for the principal structures on both lots to 7 m from the required setbacks ranging from 6.7 m to 8.7 m. Staff Contact: Nancy McLean – 604.952.3814 Web Location: January 16, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.02

Project No. 2 Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006242) Location: 8639 Sunbury Place, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 2 Applicant: Laura and Neil Deppiesse Telephone: 604.581.6751 Proposal: Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision into two single family residential lots, retention of an existing house on proposed Lot 1 and construction of a new house on proposed Lot 2. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7029 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS3 Single Family (0.4 ha) Residential to RS5 Single Family (550 m2) Residential. Development Variance Permit LU006242 To vary “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” as follows: 1. Section 632B by reducing the minimum front setback for a principal structure from 6.5 m to 6.27 m for proposed Lot 1 in MAP NO. 2 order to allow retention of the existing house. FILE NO. LU006242 2. Section 305 by reducing the front setback averaging requirements from 10.9 m to 6.27 m for proposed Lot 1 and from 7.08 m to 6.5 m for proposed Lot 2. 3. Sections 306(B) and 633B to exempt the maximum height provisions for the principal structure in order to allow a height limit of 7.14 m at the roof ridge and 6.53 m at the mid-roof measured from the average grade at the road frontage for proposed Lot 2. Staff Contact: Lisa King – 604.952.3164 Web Location: January 9, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.07

Project No. 3. Application for Rezoning (File No. LU006388) Location: 5220 Wallace Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 3 Applicant: Watson and Barnard Telephone: 604.943.9433 Proposal: Application for Rezoning in order to allow subdivision and development of two single family residential lots. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7033 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS1 Single Family Residential to RS5 Single Family (550 m2) Residential. Staff Contact: John Hopkins – 604.952.3155 Web Location: January 9, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.05 The Corporation of Delta 4500 ClarenceTaylor Crescent Delta BC V4K 3E2

Project No. 4 Application for Rezoning (File No. LU006402)

Location: 5219 Wallace Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 4 Applicant: Christina and Brian McDonnell

Proposal: Application for Rezoning in order to allow subdivision and development of two single family residential lots. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7032 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS1 Single Family Residential to RS6 Single Family (460 m2) Residential. Staff Contact: John Hopkins – 604.952.3155 Web Location: January 9, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.04

MAP NO. 4 FILE NO. LU006402

Project No. 5 Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006333)

Location: 11824 and 11834 86A Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 5 Applicant: Watson and Barnard Telephone: 604.943.9433 Proposal: Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision of the two subject properties into three single family residential lots for development. “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 6987 To amend the Official Community Plan designation for the subject properties in the North Delta Future Land Use Plan in Schedule C.1 of the Official Community Plan from SFR - Single Family Residential to ISF - Infill Single Family. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 6988 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject properties from RM1 Multiple Family (Duplex) Residential to RS6 Single Family (460 m2) Residential.

MAP NO. 5 FILE NO. LU006333

Development Variance Permit LU006333 To vary Section 305(a) of “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by varying the front setback averaging requirements for the principal structures on the proposed lots to 6.5 m from the required setbacks ranging from 6.5 m to 7.17 m. Staff Contact: Tanya Mitchner – 604.952.3472 Web Location: December 12, 2011 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item A.03

Project No. 6 Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006159) Location: 11864 82 Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 6 Applicant: Katie and Kulwant Basi Telephone: 604.377.4500 Proposal: Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit development of five townhouse units on the subject property. “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7027 To amend the Official Community Plan to exempt the subject property from the maximum height restriction in the Medium Density Ground-Oriented Residential designation in Schedule C.1 North Delta Area Plan. The proposed Official Community Plan amendment would permit the height for the subject property to be increased from two-and-a-half storeys to three storeys, provided that the mid-roof height does not exceed 8 m. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7028

MAP NO. 6 FILE NO. LU006159

To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RM1 Multiple Family (Duplex) Residential to Comprehensive Development Zone No. 410. Development Variance Permit LU006159 To vary Section 915(17) of “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by reducing the minimum building setback from the centre line of 82 Avenue from 17.5 m to 13.7 m. Staff Contact: Tanya Mitchner – 604.952.3472 Web Location: December 12, 2011 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item A.04 Any persons who believe that their interest in property will be affected by the proposed projects shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the bylaws and/or proposed by the applications. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to communicate to Council in advance of the Public Hearing, you can write to: Mayor and Council The Corporation of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Fax: 604.946.3390 Email: mayor-council@corp.delta.bc.ca To be considered, correspondence must be received by the Office of the Municipal Clerk no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2012. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any project after the Public Hearing has concluded.

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fast enough,” she says. “We encourage people to bring leftover seed. Package it up and label it and trade it for something they might like better.” Crouch plans on bringing over 100 packages of seeds herself. “I am a confessed seed-aholic,” she jokes. Presentations on the day will include Tatiana Kouchnareva from Tatiana’s Tomato Base talking about growing tomatoes in containers; Brian Campbell from Blessed Bee Farm talking about seeds and bees; Bill Bischoff talking about hardy cyclamen; and Don Bruchet talking about an introduction to seeds. Displays will be provided by the Corporation of Delta, Bartlett Tree Services, Blessed Bee Farm, Tatiana’s Tomato Base, Langley Environmental Partners Society, Urban Bee Supplies, Bill Bischoff, Stellar Seeds, Natural Landscape Solutions, Sunnyside Nursery, Rock Yark, Sungod Community Garden, Ladner Community Garden, the Kelp Man, Derry’s Orchard and Nursery, Wild Ginger Designs, Bud’s n Petals and

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“At the community garden we had 46 allotments and 43 of the people had never grown food before,” says Crouch. “I think nearly everybody was successful.” The garden, established to provide Delta residents with the opportunity to grow healthy and nutritious food for themselves and the local food bank, had its grand opening last June. The group will have information about plots potentially opening up this spring at its table at the Seedy Saturday event.

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It’s a busy time at KinVillage with about 20 volunteers working hard to prepare for the seventh annual book sale, says Win Osborne, co-coordinator of the event. “We hope to have as many, if not more, books as last year, which was around 6,000,” Osborne said. The book sale, which takes place Jan. 26 to 28 at KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen, will also include board games, CDs and DVDs. “We accept books and games in good condition

and we are especially careful to ensure the children’s books are in good condition,” said Osborne. “The variety of books is huge. We have travel books, coffee table books and, of course, the popular suspense and romantic novels, but we plan to keep the prices at the same affordable level,” she said. Anne Rietchel is cocoordinator with Osborne and she said the best part of preparing for the sale is seeing the volunteers’ smiling faces. “We work together to

make the event a great success, preparing for the sale and on the days of the sale also,” she said. All funds raised are used to improve the KinVillage Community Centre and also the adjacent care home. “Last year we raised funds to construct the Parkview Lodge and this year the funds will be used to enhance the entrance to the community centre with a waterfall and small pond. We are an integral part of the community and we always strive to make the centre a welcoming place,”

said John Lusted, director of recreation. Book sale hours at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., are: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2 to 9 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations of books, games, CDs and DVDs can be dropped off at the centre from 9 a.m. to noon until Jan. 20. All items should be in good condition. Magazines and National Geographic or Readers Digest are not accepted.

Early registration deadline for Relay PHOTO BY DAVE WILLIS

Laura Morera, principal ballerina of the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, London, UK, joined Justin Meissner, a former Royal Ballet dancer and director of Dance Tours International, for ballet master classes at Free Flight Dance in Ladner recently. Morera has been a principal dancer for the past five years and has danced major works for the Royal Ballet around the world.

Early bird registration for Delta’s Relay For Life is available until the end of the month. The annual Canadian Cancer Society event, which is in its seventh year in Delta, will be held at North Delta Secondary on Friday, June 15. Each participant who

registers by Jan. 31 pays the reduced entrance fee of $10 and gets automatically entered into a BC/Yukonwide draw to win an iPad. This year’s event will see teams of all ages come together for 12 hours of fun, friendship and fundraising, overnight, as they take turns walking around

the track and participating in a variety of entertainment and activities. “Relay isn’t an athletic event,” says Christine MacLeod, co-chair of the Delta organizing committee, “It’s a fun, non-competitive and fulfilling experience for all ages that brings together family, friends, coworkers

and communities to fight back against cancer.” Participants can sign up as an individual, a team captain or as a team member. Volunteers are also needed. Call 604-533-1145 or send an e-mail to deltarelay@bc.cancer.ca for more information.

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A18 The Delta Optimist January 20, 2012

Delta offers ffers a variety of choice programs that challenge challenge students and enhance le learning. arning. Language programs, academically-focused programs, programs, specialized academies and career programs provide students the BC curriculum while giving them an opportunity to extend understanding and personalize learning.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: RA RATION: Children turning fifive years old before Jan.1, 2013 are eligible to begin school in Sept.2012 All kindergarten programs are now full day Registration begins Monday, February 13th, 2012 - To register please contact your local home school For school catchment areas please view the district website - web.deltasd.bc.ca or Call 604-952-5340 French Immersion Kindergarten Registration deadline is Friday, February 3th, 2012 at 4:00 pm

MONTESSORI ! A program based on Montessori principles ! Supports continuous progress as children work on personal goals and academic challenges ! There are no fees or hidden expenses associated with participation in the Delta School District’s Montessori Program DEVON GARDENS 8884 Russell Drive, Delta, BC Contact - David Hope 604-581-6185

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! Students wear uniforms ! Provincial curriculum aligned with Delta School District’s structures and vision ! Formal code of conduct ! Applications now being accepted (kindergarten deadline Feb.3, 2012)

BILINGUALISM carries economic, cognitive, and cultural benefits!

JARVIS TRADITIONAL SCHOOL 7670 118th Street, Delta, BC Contact - Ragini Kapil 604-594-3484

An excellent opportunity for your child to: ! Become fluent in French ! Develop tolerance and appreciation of cultural diversity ! Earn a double Dogwood graduation diploma ! Have future options with a second language: travel, study, and career. Two French Immersion Programs offered: ff ffered: ! EARLY (Kindergarten to Gr. 12) !LATE (Gr. 6 - 12)

PEBBLE HILL TRADITIONAL SCHOOL 246 52A Street, Delta, BC Contact - Tom McGrory 604-943-0228

EARLY French Immersion Programs offered ffered at: ! SOUTH PARK ! LADNER ! RICHARDSON ! DEVON GARDENS ! SUNSHINE HILLS

HEATH TRADITIONAL RADITIONAL SCHOOL 11364 72nd Avenue, North Delta Contact - Janet Lauman 604-596-1508

LATE French Immersion Programs offered ffered at: ! CLIFF DRIVE ! CHALMERS For more information: web.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/frimm Contact: Christine Carriou - 604-952-5066

STRONG STARTN ! FREE, drop-in early learning programs for preschool-aged children ! Parents/caregivers attend with their children ! Links to community agencies and services Program Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm - Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday CHALMERS ELEMENTARY 11315 75th Avenue, North Delta Tel: 604-594-5437

LADNER ELEMENTARY 5016 44th Avenue, Ladner Tel: 604-946-4158

HEATH TRADITIONAL RA RADITIONAL 11364 72nd Avenue, North Delta Tel: 604-596-1508

McCLOSKEY ELEMENTARY 11531 80th Avenue, North Delta Tel: 604-596-9554

HELLINGS ELEMENTARY 11655 86th Avenue, North Delta Tel: 604-596-1701

GIBSON ELEMENTARY (afternoon program) 1:00pm - 4 90th Avenue, North D 604-594-7588

JARVIS ELEMENTARY 7670 118th Street, North Delta Tel: 604-594-3484

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HOMEQUEST ! A combination of home and school learning ! Homequest staff ff work together with parents to support their child’s learning PINEWOOD ELEMENTARY 11777 Pinewood Drive Delta, BC Ph: 604-597-8353 d.bc.ca

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The District Of Choice!

Secondary Choice Programs

! Integretated into studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; daily timetable ! Professional coaching staff ff & instructors ! Personalized skill development ! Baseball - Sands Secondary ! Dance - Delta Secondary ! Film Acting ng - The Studio at DMEC ! Film Production - The Studio at DMEC ! Golf - Seaquam Secondary ! Hockeyy - Burnsview & South Delta ! Lacrosse (proposed) - Delta Secondary ! Soccer cer - South Delta Secondary ! Softball ft ftball - Seaquam Secondary ! Sustainable Earth (proposed) - South Delta Secondary Contact - Teresa Phillips 604-952-5374 Information & applications available at: web.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/academies

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM (IB) ! Rigorous, two year academic diploma program (grade 11 & 12) ! Based on inquiry and research ! Recognized by over 2500 universities world-wide SEAQUAM 11584 Lyon Road, Delta, BC www.seaquamib.ca Contact - Morgan Kyle 604-591-6166

FRENCH IMMERSION Students in Early and Late French Immersion Programs in elementary schools continue at the following secondary schools: ! SOUTH DELTA (Tsawwassen) ! BURNSVIEW (North Delta)

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academic, and vocational opportunities Wide range of courses year-round throughout the community Programs include: adult basic education, home-school partnership, a variety of high school completion choices, workplace and computer training, first aid, youth activities, and personal development. In addition, operate a number of government-funded programs including ELSA (English Language Service for Adults), Life Skills & Autism Intervention, and the Delta Employment Skills Program. Course listings available on-line: onlineca.activecommunities.com connectandlearn Contact: 604-940-5550 continuingeducation@deltasd.bc.ca

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DELTA ACCESS ! Free on-line learning ! Grades 10 - 12 Contact - Liz Campbell 604-599-6398

CAREER PROGRAMS Career development is one of the thre goals of the education system in British Columbia Career Training for the Skilled Trades (ACE IT) ! Jump start a career pathway ! Industry Training Authority (ITA) curriculum ! Level 1 technical training by trades certified instructors ! Registration as an apprentice ! Post secondary, industry or school district programs ! Application Deadline March 31, 2012 School District: Automotive Service - Seaquam Carpenterr - North Delta Professional Cook ok - Seaquam Post secondary: Automotive Refinishing Prep - VCC Construction Electrician - BCIT @ North Delta Baking and Pastry Arts - VCC Welderr - Kwantlen Horticulture - Kwantlen Masonryy - Kwantlen Millwright - Kwantlen Metal Fabricatorr - BCIT Industry: Painterr - Finishing Trades Institute Roofer er - Roofing Contractorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association Grade 12 Enhancement ! Partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University ! Students take post-secondary courses while in high school ! Max of 2 students in the same course ! Max of 1 course per student per semester ! Registration deadline of May 15, 2012 Work Experience 12 ! Extensive in-school preparation and onsite experience with employers in a chosen focus area ! Focus areas available: Business, Liberal Arts & Humanities, Fine Arts, Science, Fitness & Recreation, Tourism & Hospitality, Health Services, Trades & Technology Contact - Marijke Merrickk - 604-952-5071

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Winter-flowering plants give pleasure out of all proportion to their size or numbers — and one of the most spectacular is the goldenflowered witch-hazel. The blooms of this glorious tree are like a burst of sunshine in grey Januaries. Later, the bright yellow leaves warm up fall. People looking for a slow-growing tree with two seasons of beauty have a chance to see witch-hazels in bloom right now at their local nursery. This is definitely the time to check out flower colour and fragrance while you can see, and smell, exactly what you would be getting. Generally it’s the goldenflowered witch-hazels that are fragrant. This includes the deep yellow Arnold’s Promise and the pale yellow Pallida. But not all witchhazel flowers are golden. Some are orange (Jelena) while others are various shades of red (Diane or Ruby Glow). Where flowers are red or orange, fragrance is usually faint or missing and the fall foliage tends to be red, orange or a spectacular mix of both. Witch-hazel is fairly easy to grow, hardy to zone five and tolerant of many soils (though happiest in well-drained but moistureretentive ones). The spidery flowers open in early to mid-January and scrunch up in bitter cold, then open wide again when the temperature rises. Most of the popular, easy-to-get witchhazels are hybrids between the Japanese witch-hazel (Hamamelis japonica) and the small, fragrant Chinese witch-hazel (Hamamelis mollis). Besides being slow-growing, H. mollis is also very slow to root during attempts at propagation. That’s why witch-hazel hybrids are usually grafted onto a faster-rooting, more vigorous species: Hamamelis virginiana. The hybrids are still slow-growing but eventually reach about 15 feet (four metres). They’re hardier than the species and easy to garden

under because the branches are diagonally upright near ground level, branching and widening as they gain height. Cutting witch-hazel branches for indoor vases can trigger sucker growth below the graft because the rootstock tries to replace the lost branches. It’s best to pull suckers off when very young because older suckers need to be cut and will likely re-grow. These H. virginiana suckers produce small yellow flowers in fall that are hidden by yellow leaves — nice, but not hugely ornamental. This is the medicinal witch-hazel used in herbal medicine for its astringent effect on blood vessels. Generally, witch-hazels need very little pruning aside from the removal of dead, badly placed or diseased branches. Their response to pruning is unpredictable. Instead of shoots appearing where growth buds ought to be, they will instead produce branches from very inconvenient spots. Witch-hazel seed usually needs two chilly winters outside to remove germination inhibitors. This was the timing when I grew them from seed. It took an additional eight years of growth (and a severe talk to them about composting!) before flowers appeared. I’ve heard they can be layered. Most shrubs can be, though with witchhazels I suspect it would be a long process in view of their generally slow growth. Breeders in the U.S. are working on improvements to a winter-flowering American witch-hazel species H. Vernalis which reaches only six to eight feet (2-2.5 m). Flowers of some of the results are said to range from reddish purple to purple. These include H. vernalis Amethyst said to have purple-red flowers with a spicy scent and scarlet foliage in fall. Anne Marrison is happy to answer garden questions send them to her via amarrison@shaw.ca.


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A22 The Delta Optimist January 20, 2012

The Melville Boys continues at arts centre

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Ice Hawk poised to win PIJHL scoring title Spencer Traher has blossomed into being the league’s top sniper after earning a reputation for his defensive work BY

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Spencer Traher’s road to becoming the likely scoring champion of the Pacific International Junior Hockey League is certainly an improbable one. The 20-year-old from Ladner is enjoying an outstanding final season of junior hockey as a key member of the Delta Ice Hawks. Traher tops the league in scoring with 59 points, including 23 goals, in just 32 games. That’s enough for a seven point cushion on Richmond’s Jeremy Hamaguchi with just a handful of games remaining. He would become the second straight South Delta Minor Hockey alumni to win the title, after Liam Harding took the honours last season. However, four years ago, the speedy centre was better known for his ability in a shutdown defensive role. His biggest assignment came in the 2009 B.C. Major Midget Hockey League championship series when he lined-up against current Edmonton Oilers star Ryan Nugent-Hopkins as a member of the Greater Vancouver Canadians. His team would go on to lose 2-1 in a third and deciding overtime game heartbreaker to the Vancouver Northwest Giants. “My role was to be a third line centre and match up against the other teams top forwards,” recalled Traher. “That meant a lot of ice time in the playoffs. I did enjoy playing the power play but I didn’t get the chance to be one of the top guys.” Traher cracked the Ice Hawks line-up the following season and, ironically, his roster spot was

secured when he showed he could play on the blueline when the team was shorthanded for an exhibition game. Ice Hawks general manager Peter Zerbinos had watched him grow up through minor hockey and was confident his skill set was suited to a more offensive role. Traher began the 2009-10 campaign playing along side fellow rookie Cody Smith. After a slow start, the two found their comfort level and would be key figures in helping the Ice Hawks reach the playoff finals before falling to Aldergrove. Today, the two remain linemates and are considered the most dynamic offensive duo in the league. Smith is sixth scoring with 42 points. “He’s a good player that is really quick and we have just had a lot of success playing together,” said Traher. “My job at first was putting the puck into open ice for him to skate onto and score goals. Now, I’ve become more of a scorer as well.” The pair want nothing more than to conclude their Ice Hawk careers by winning a championship. Last year, Delta dropped a seven game conference final series to the Richmond Sockeyes and the two rivals seem destined to meet again. “It’s impossible not thinking about (winning) a scoring title but I will gladly finish fifth or sixth if it means we win a championship, continued Traher. “We have come close and this is an experienced group with a lot of 1991s and that should help come playoff time. “There are a lot of guys here that deserve a ring and I think we know that now January is here, it’s time to get down to business.”

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Delta Ice Hawks Spencer Traher is poised to become the second South Delta Minor Hockey alumni to win the PIJHL scoring title in as many years. The 20-year-old from Ladner has 59 points in 32 games. Hockey beyond the PIJHL, could have Traher suiting up for the UBC Thunderbirds next season. He is a second-year student at the Point Grey campus and has been skating with the Thunderbirds when the opportunity presents itself. He has already proven he is

capable of playing any role the team made need him for. Icing... Traher was selected to play in Monday’s PIJHL all-star game but it was cancelled due to the extreme winter driving conditions in the Fraser Valley. As was the Abbotsford Pilots visit to Ladner

on Tuesday to face the Ice Hawks. With another game also postponed, the league is now considering adding an additional week to the regular season for make-up games. The Ice Hawks do return to action on Tuesday when the North Delta Devils visit at 7:30 p.m.

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January 20, 2012 The Delta Optimist A25

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Pacer Classic final set for Saturday

The host team is hoping to get a shot at one of the province’s senior boys basketball juggernauts when the Pacer Classic wraps up on Saturday afternoon. The eight team tournament is headlined by the Kitsilano Blue Demons, listed seventh in the B.C. “AAA” rankings.

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Ladner’s Jeff Hutton has been named to Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and the 2011 All-Canadian First Team by the second and third in the nation respectively Canadian Baseball Network following his in both categories. outstanding senior season for the Tabor Hutton led the KCAC in slugging perCollege Blue Jays. centage at .741 ranking him 19th in the The nine players selected for nation. He was also tops among the All-Canadian First Team repKCAC players in total bases with resent the cream of the crop of 137 and was second and third in the 702 Canadians playing college the conference in runs scored and baseball in 2011. The 41-person hits. voting panel consisted of 14 elite Amongst Canadians, Hutton and college coaches plus 10 scouts was second in homers to Chase from both sides of the border, Larsson (Vancouver, BC) of the including three scouting directors, Cameron Aggies who hit 29 and nine of the Canadian Baseball had 84 RBIs. Jeff Hutton Network writing staff, five execuThe product of the Ladner tives, an agent, a broadcaster and a Minor Baseball Association and writer. the North Delta Blue Jays midget program Hutton’s recognition comes on the heels earned a business degree at the Kansas of being named a Second Team NAIA Allschool. American. The first baseman batted .378 Hutton is now a free agent and will be with 70 hits, including seven doubles and playing in the Arizona Winter League from 20 homers, to go with 78 RBIs and 59 runs Jan. 30 to Mar. 1, which showcases players scored. He also set new Tabor records in for scouts from independent leagues and home runs and RBIs, ranking first in the major league organizations.


A26 The Delta Optimist January 20, 2012

Ricki Willing

Your Floating Home Specialist

RUSS NUGENT

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

Sutton Seafair Realty

604-788-9727

RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 604-946-8000

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 #17 3459 W River Rd $495,000

New Listing 899,000

4407 River Road West, Ladner

Live in a gracious float home, feed the ducks and swans from your doorstep and watch the glorious sunsets from your deck. Included is a 32' boat slip to moor your boat, kayak or canoe. If you don't already know, Canoe Pass Village is a strata titled, gated community of 43 float homes just 35 minutes from Vancouver. This solid 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is just perfect for the couple who are downsizing from the city and are ready for a new adventure and relaxation.

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!

REDUCED $715,000 The Old Baptist Church & Property ~ 5008 47A Ave., Ladner

#28 3459 W River Rd $509,900

www.floathomesales.com

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! 01202588

Discover Canoe Pass Village and enjoy dazzling sunsets from the top deck of this 2 bedroom, 2 bath float home-moor your boat in the 35' boat slip and hand feed the swans in the tranquil setting. perfect for a couple downsizing, looking for a super community of like minded people. New roof, hot water tank, boiler, fridge, wizard door screen. No open houses so call me to view this great float home.

• 604.788.9727

Sutton Seafair Realty

www.ladnerhomes.com www.ladnerrealestate.net

Completely Professional, Totally Approachable

46 67th Street, Tsawwassen

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4PM

$729,000

Description of house: Perfect for anyone looking to downsize. Binfet and Seel Construction has completely renovated this rancher in Boundary Bay. Just under 1,200 sq.ft. of relaxed, living with 2 great sized bedrooms Special Offer: Get up to $500 worth and 3 bathrooms including a of improvements paid for master ensuite. All the work has to get your own home ready to sell, or to move been done, just come and enjoy into your new place* this gem in the Bay.

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*improvements will be done by or be sub-contracted by Binfet & Seel Construction

Why Choose Philip Seel?

Experience: I have grown up in a family that has made its living by developing, building and selling real estate, and love the "art of the deal". A Home Builders Eye: My background is in home building, so I have an eye for quality and deficiencies, this means: Sellers: I get your own house in order before a potential buyer has a building inspection done Buyers: I can point out hidden construction issues with homes so you don't end up buying a lemon

Philip Seel Multiple Realty Ltd.

604.862.7138 philipseel.ca

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Living & Playing in Ladner for most of his life


January 20, 2012 The Delta Optimist A27 01202257

You & Your Sweetie Terrific Family Home

Valentine’s Day Contest

Your romantic picture could win you dinner for 2 at

and a beautiful bouquet ($100 value) from

TSAWWASSEN

Spacious 3 Level Split, in coveted Pebble Hill. Great floor plan. Lots of windows, loads of light. New carpet and paint throughout, 4 large bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath, Quiet street, excellent neighbourhood, good schools. Call Doug Lucier today!

All you need to do is send us a photo of you and your sweetie plus include a few words why it is so special to you. Send your entry to: You and Your Sweetie Contest c/o Delta Optimist #207-4840 Delta St., Delta V4K 2T6 or email to: contests@delta-optimist.com

Asking

$639,000

Doug Lucier 604.644-2099

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Be sure to include your name and phone number. Entry deadline is Tuesday, January 31.

Delta Open House.ca

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

604-897-2010

Sutton Group - Seafair Realty 1625 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B2 Tel: 604.943.3110 Fax: 604.943.6155 OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 28 - 1700 56TH ST., TSAW. $474,800

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 207-4728 53RD STREET, TSAW. $269,900

OPEN SAT. & SUN. 2-4 302-6505 3RD AVE., TSAW. $849,000

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT 4734 WESLEY PL., TSAW. $869,900

Beautifully renovated 3 bedroom end unit TOWNHOME in the Pillars. READY FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! Listed below assessment, but Seller wants it sold. The work is done - open concept plan, laminate floors, stainless appliances, corian counters in kitchen, 2 patios, 2 secure parking stalls, new roof and radiant heat included in maintenance.

Spacious 931 sq.ft. bedroom apartment in Sunningdale I. This complex has been completley redone including rainscreening. The suite has 9" ceilings, open concept plan with kitchen overlooking living and dining rooms and out too private deck overlooking gardens. The master can easily accommodate a king bed and has a sitting area. There in insuite storage room as well as a secure underground parking stall and locker. Great value!

JUST LISTED! Likely the largest Townhome in Monterra. This Rockwood design offers 2900 sq.ft. with Master and den on main and 2nd bedroom and games room up with full bath. The living and dining rooms overlook private patio and lagoon while the open style kitchen and family room have a private south facing courtyard. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, accent mouldings all add to the quality. Bonus a full double garage.

Fabulous VILLAGE location! Beautiful Contemporary home on a 10000 sq. ft. lot in a cul de sac just steps to Wesley Park. This 4 bedroom 3 full bath home offers an open concept plan with vaulted ceilings, skylights and lots of natural, white kitchen with garden window overlooks family room and out to private gardens. The location is a 10!

OPEN SATURDAY 2-4 410-1369 56TH ST., TSAW. WINDSOR WOODS - $235,000

OPEN BY APPOINTMENT 1178 FAIRWAY VIEWS, TSAW. $455,000 JU

This well loved and meticulous family home is waiting for the perfect family. Larger split level with brand new granite kitchen with stainless appliances. All new windows, new main bath and so much more. Larger private front and back yard. Double car garage and lots of parking - walking distance to schools, parks and town.

What a great opportunity to own your own place. Windsor Woods is a great well run strata in the heart of Tsawwassen and this penthouse has vault ceilings and a large deck with gas bbq hook up. Your small pet is allowed. It you're a first time Buyer I'd be happy to discuss options. Call Trisha.

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OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 4947 11A AVE., TSAW. $765,000


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NEW LISTING CUSTOM BUILT EXECUTIVE HOME

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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!

Absolutely stunning 2325 sqft CUSTOM Executive home on large 7125 sqft lot located in Tsawwassen's Sought-after Boundary Bay! As new in 2009, with highest quality custom finishings thru-out! Designed by Sheryl Lee Clark, with a real "Whistler feel!" Open concept floor plan with 24 ft vaulted ceilings & floor to ceiling stonework in liv room, granite counters, custom cabinetry, master suite on main floor with unbelievable ensuite bath. Wide-plank hardwood flooring thru-out, high-grade fir doors & casing, etc! Detached legal cottage at rear, potential to be suited? Includes bedrm, living rm, bath, sep. entrance. Large sunny west facing rear yard, large driveway with RV Parking, this has absolutely everything you could imagine in your dream home! Don't miss it! Check out 360 Virtual tour online!

priced @ $928,800

priced @ $1,199,000

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CUSTOM HOME!

STYLISH FAMILY HOME WITH SUITE

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NEW LISTING STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME!

5303 Spetifore Cr., Tsawwassen

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

285 66A Street, Tsawwassen

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

5690 Grove Ave., Ladner

priced @ $1,098,800

priced @ $649,900

NEW LISTING WHAT AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY!

2 STOREY PENTHOUSE!

ING D N E P OFFER

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!

4872 Linden Dr., Ladner

priced @ $749,900

e degr e nline 0 6 3 o l tour vir tua Excellent 2 level, 1600 sq. ft. 2 bdrm. & den or 3 bdrm. penthouse in “Like New” Ladner Pointe. Sunny east & south exp., 2 balonies, vaulted ceilings, etc! Building has been totally rainscreened with warranty! New roof, windows, decks, gardens, hallways, etc. Don’t miss this!

#B506-4821 53rd Street, Ladner

priced @ $449,900

BEAUTIFUL BACK-SPLIT ON LARGE LOT! BEAUTIFUL AS NEW 3 BDRM TOWNHOME!

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

JUST SOLD

by Fraser this week with multiple offers

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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!

5075 S. Whitworth Cr., Ladner

priced @ $719,900

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

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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

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 BUILDING LOT 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"

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

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by Fraser this week

5203 Lynn Place, Ladner

4919 62nd Street, Ladner

JUST SOLD

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 oriented 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 engineered 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!

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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

JUST SOLD

5661 Sherwood Blvd. priced @ $998,800

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

6315 48A Avenue priced @ $659,900

5031 59A Street priced @ $579,900

771 Underhill Dr. priced @ $949,900

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

stats taken as of March 27th, 2011

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SrmSALES sales since 44128 January 24th 2011. BY FRASER in 2011! That is 1 sale every 2.85 days ALL YEAR! That is a sale every 1.40 days! “Specializing in Ladner and Tsawwassen!” AND 6 other accepted offers this week!

604.728.2845

personal real estate corporation

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

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January 20, 2012 The Delta Optimist A29

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!!! Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street


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

5106 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen

priced @ $569,900

STUNNING 4 BDRM HOME!!

G N I D N E P OFFER

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priced @ $949,900

priced @ $345,900

EXCELLENT EXECUTIVE HOME

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JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

4909 1st Avenue, Tsawwassen

#209 - 4989 47th Ave., Ladner

by Fraser

by Fraser this week

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!

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.

5383 Laurel Dr., Tsawwassen

896 Harris Place, Tsawwassen

priced @ $999,900

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

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!

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!

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

Medallion Presidents Club Member

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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!

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January 20, 2012 The Delta Optimist A31

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Obituaries

Gino Bonaldo

June 19, 1940 - Jan. 16, 2012

Gino was born June 19, 1940 in Chioggia, Italy and died peacefully January 16, 2012 at the Irene Thomas Hospice. He leaves his wife Vivian, son Gino Vincenzo and daughter Tiana of Calgary, his sister Alberta in Italy and many nieces and nephews. He was a caring family man, a great cook, host and party planner. Arriving in Canada at 18, he became Head Baker for Super Value Stores in Edmonton then on to Server/Bartender at YVR Airport for 35 years and lastly Bar Manager at the Tsawwassen Legion. He loved soccer, chess, exotic travel and family life. He will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 21 from 2-4pm at Tsawwassen Legion #289, #22-1835 56th Street, Tsawwassen. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the Irene Thomas Hospice.

SMITH, Lorri Dawn

August 30, 1962 – December 8, 2011 Lorri was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia on August 30, 1962. She had a great life growing up. She was a very popular and friendly person. Lorri worked in the fish cannery for a couple of years then tried bartending, which she liked. Her brother, Glen, then tried it and ended up working with his sister for a short time. After Glen moved on, Lorri left Prince Rupert to try life in Vancouver. Then Lorri met and married Chuck Johnson, but after four years they separated. Then Lorri met Larry Young (Nap) who treated her like gold. Within the last two years of her life she started having trouble with her stomach and legs. This went on for one year in which time she was in and out of the hospital. Finally, during another hospital visit, they found out she had pancreatic cancer. By then her legs were badly affected and they needed to be dressed every two days. Eventually she could no longer walk. Lorri had a hard time fighting the pain and the family went through many hot blankets to help ease her suffering. On the last two days of her life she lost her voice. Lorrie’s family will always have the memory of her brother rubbing her back, her sister rubbing her hand, Mom wiping her tears and Dad talking softly to her. Lorri leaves behind Mom, Carol Smith of Prince Rupert, Dad, Glen Smith of Parksville, brother Glen (Colleen) Smith of Prince Rupert and sister Joann (Dan) Pipe of Nelson, Uncle Ted (Marie) Dickens of Prince Rupert, and Aunty Pat Anderson of Parksville. She also leaves behind cousins Carrie, Riki, David, Connie, Niki, Vanessa, Darcy, Janice, Cheryl, and nephews Glendon, Mason, Clifford, Nikolai and Mateo. Lorri is predeceased by her grandparents Hank Dickens, June Dickens, Joe Scott, Evelyn Scott, her Aunty Suzanne Marshall and step-dad Robert Brennan. In lieu of flowers, please send donation to the charity of your choice.

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A Celebration of Life for Mary Stewart who passed away on Nov 29th, 2011. Will be held at the Fisherman’s Hall on Savoy St, Ladner, January 22nd, 1-4pm.

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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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Doris Francis WILLIAMS (nee Ball)

Dorie died peacefully January 12, 2012 with her son Doug, and the wonderful staff of Guildford Senior’s Village, by her side. Dorie grew up in Vancouver and Ladner. She and her husband Doug, lived in Britannia Beach from 1941 to 1959, and also in Vancouver and Burnaby. Dorie was pre-deceased by her husband Doug in 1995, her sister Mildred Allen and her brother Bill Ball. Dorie is survived by her son Doug (Carol), sister-in-law Julie Hayman, grandchildren Bob (Desiree) of Sydney, Australia, Carrie Donohue (Ken), great grandchildren Amber and Alyssa (Australia), Jack and Max, nieces, nephews, and dear friends Betty Dediluke and Elsie McRae. A celebration of life will be held at The Anglican Church of Epiphany, 10553-148th Street, Surrey, Thursday, January 26th at 12:00 noon. A reception will follow.

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O’REILLY, RICHARD

August 6, 1917- January 4, 2012 Richard was born in Dublin, Ireland and spent his childhood years on the family farm (Piercetown) Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland. Immigrating to Canada he joined the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and spent W.W. 2 serving in the Central Mediterrean and Continental Europe. He was decorated with several ribbons and medals including the Military Cross of Greece. After his discharge in 1945 he joined the C.N.R. (police) and after serving 29 years he retired as Captain [N.W. Ontario and central Winnipeg. Always an avid cyclist Dick and Margaret joined the Cross Canada Bike Society and spend a month cycling and camping through Australia. In 1989 they left Thunder Bay and moved to Ladner to be closer to family and spent many enjoyable years here. Dick was predeceased by his first wife, a son and a granddaughter. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, daughters Diane and son in law (John McClure) (Alberta), Jan and son in law (Howie McLennan), son Ron, granddaughter Karey and great granddaughter Marina, granddaughter Catherine (Jake) and greatgranddaughter Maggie, grandson David (Larissa), grandson Bruce (Ginette) and greatgrandsons Kyle and Tyler, granddaughter Gretchen (Sarah) and great grandson Connor. Our families are grateful for the loving care that Dick received as he passed through the latter stages of his life and wish to thank the staff of Augustine House, Delta Hospital and Delta View Enrichement Centre...you were so kind to him! There will be no service as per his wishes. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Legion (Ladner) would be appreciated. do not cry because he died but smile because he lived

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WILSON, Michael Harold “Smoky”

December 24, 1922 to January 14, 2012 It is with much love and heavy hearts that we say good-bye to our beloved Husband, Dad, Papa, and Papa Great. Smoky passed away peacefully at Delta Hospital at the age of 89. He was the last remaining of the 9 children born to Mike and Emma (Sparrow) Wilson. He was the eldest living male of the Musqueam Indian Band. Smoky leaves behind the love of his life for 69 years, wife Lucille. He will be forever missed by his children Ken (Nancy), Joan (Norm), Karin (Rudy), and their “adopted son” Leo (Mary) Patchett; grandchildren Nathan (Chrystal), Natane (Clint), Natalie (Ron), Nadine, Clayton (Lolly), Rhiannon, Spencer, Jordan, Aaron, Lee (Patrick), Michael (Debbie); great-grandchildren Amber, Nic, Justice, Raven, Michael, Nathan Jr., Kiana, Timmy, Jackson, Myla, David, Hunter, Morgan, Jacob, Avery, and Olivia; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Smoky was born and raised in Canoe Pass and Westham Island. Lu and Smoky started their family while living in Canoe Pass and in 1955 moved closer to Ladner, where they continued to live. Smoky was an athlete, playing basketball and lacrosse as well as an avid hunter, making many hunting trips throughout BC. Foremost, Smoky was a family man; enjoying every moment and making everyone feel special. He spent most of his life on the water. He began fishing at the age of 12 with his father and continued with his son well into his 80th year. He owned many boats throughout his fishing career: gillnetter, seiner and back to gillnetter. He was able to take one or another of his children and grandchildren fishing with him over the years. They all enjoyed their special time with him. He lived a very rich and full life, and his family will really miss his presence and love. Smoky’s family wish to thank Dr. Rogerson and the doctors, nurses and care-givers that helped with his care to allow him to live at home until 2 days before his passing. Prayers will take place Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church 3900 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC and a Celebration Mass will also be held at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 11:00 am with Father Edgar Officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Church Hall. Burial will take place following reception. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation, 5800 Mountain View Blvd, Delta, BC - V4K 3V6. “Very much loved and greatly missed”

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1927 – GREHAN – 2012

Dr. Anthony Joseph Grehan, beloved husband of Josephine ‘Joy’ Grehan, of Tsawwassen, British Columbia passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the age of 84 years. Tony also leaves to cherish his memory one daughter Heather (David) Zerr of Tsawwassen and three sons Phillip (Barbara) Grehan of Edmonton, Paul (Elaine) of Deep Cove and Kelly (Cathy) of North Vancouver: ten grandchildren; Patrick and Anthony, Rachel, Mark, Eric and Clare, Brendan and Liam, and Colleen and Taylor; two sisters, Stella Cannon and Mary McAsey; two sisters-in-law Patricia Grehan and Maureen Grehan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Remembering Tony also are Moroney brothers and sisters-in-law, as well as other relatives and family friends both near and far. Tony was predeceased by his parents Edward and Marcella Grehan; three brothers Brendan, Kevin and Desmond; and two sisters Kitty Owens and Pauline Grehan. Tony was born on June 12, 1927 in Blackrock (Dublin), Ireland. It was here that he also married Joy Moroney on June 10, 1957. After 35 years of practicing medicine in Liverpool, England, P&O and Orient Lines, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Victoria and Mission BC, he retired and relocated with Joy to Tsawwassen. Tony really enjoyed gardening, ‘yardwork’, cars, and fixing things. His natural restlessness always kept him busy. He was a very hard worker. His greatest love was that of his family and friends. He will be missed. The family would like to thank all the medical and nursing staff involved in Tony’s care, especially Dr. Krawchuk and the wonderful staff at the Irene Thomas Hospice for their excellent care. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at SACRED HEART PARISH, 3900 Arthur Drive, Delta (Ladner), on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 10:45 am with Father Edgar Polotan as celebrant. Following the Mass, a wake/celebration of Tony’s life will be held from 12:30 - 3:30 pm in the Beach Grove Golf Club, 5946 12th Ave., Tsawwassen. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Irene Thomas Hospice, 4635 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 4L8. To send condolences, please visit our website www.deltafuneral.ca

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The Delta Hospice Society seeks an Inventory Coordinator to join our energetic team at the Hospice Cottage Thrift Store in Tsawwassen, B.C. The 18-hour a week position is shared with other part-time Inventory Coordinators and includes working with the thrift store Coordinator of Volunteers & over 180 volunteers who operate the store. This position is responsible for helping with inventory control including: sorting, recycling, and monitoring supply and flow of inventory in and out of the store. This is not a store management position. The successful candidate must be able to work Saturdays & Mondays as part of the work schedule, ability to do moderate lifting, and work well with volunteers and the public. Please email a cover letter and resume by February 1, 2012 to the Executive Director Nancy Macey at nancy@deltahospice.org

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Money to Loan

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6020

Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

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6510

Co-ops

Mariner Cove Co-op is accepting application for their Market & Subsidy Waitlist. 2,3,4 BR T/H Units as well as 2BR wheelchair accessible units. 2BR: $858 shr’d purchase $2000. 3BR: $1030 shr’d purchase $2500. 4BR: $1158 shr’d purchase $3000. SASE to: #39 - 4660 52A St, Delta BC V4K 2Y6

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6515

Duplexes - Rent

LADNER, BRIGHT Studio suite, 4 appls, full bath, ns/np, $650 incl utils, avail Now, 604-271-8841

6508

www.bcforeclosures.com 3 BR home from $16,500 down $1,520/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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LADNER 3 BR, 3 bath, oak kitch, fencd/yd, 5 appls, Feb 1st, NS/ NP, $1400 + utils, 604-765-3642 LADNER, 5 BR, all appls, newly reno’d, ns/np, Now, $2000 + util, nr all schls/bus, 604-940-9572 TWA, 3 BR, 2.5bath, gas fp, lrg yrd, dble garage, $2250 + util, avail Feb. TWA, Exec Rancher 3 BR, 2.5 bath, dble garage, lrg yrd with pool, avail Now, $2500/mo, nr Towncentre, 604-948-1966

6565

Office/Retail Rent

Space for Lease

★ TSAWWASSEN Office/Commercial space 640-1,658 sq.ft. ★ LADNER Office/Retail/Commercial Space 727 sq.ft. Available March 1st Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 www.centurygroup.ca

Apt/Condos

604.777.5046

TSAWWASSEN

6508

Apt/Condos

1 BR ste, avail Feb 1 in Ladner Village, $825 incl heat, h/w, ref’s, n/s n/p, nr ammens 604-940-9434

Real Estate Services

6005

3BDRM/2.5BTH Penthouse @ vista,1776 Sqf. Open house: Sun JAN 22 & 29 / 2pm-4pm $1,888,000 Call: (604) 288-9696

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

New Westminster

2 BR, 2 bath, 1,550 sf, Tsaw, 5 appl, fp, cov’d deck, 12th & 55th nr mall, $1500inc heat 604-727-8863

Kelly Court / Kerry Court / Tsawwassen Terrace

Bachelor and 2 bedroom suites available in quiet well maintained buildings, close to all amenities. Rents include heat and hot water. Parking is also included at Tsawwassen Terrace. Kelly and Kerry Court building updates consist of putting greens, windows and patio doors. For more information or to view these suites please call 604-306-7877

DELTA WEST

Evergreen Lane

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

LADNER 1 bdrm $795 & 2 bdrm $910 incl., heat, h/w, prkg. Some pets ok. No dogs. No smoking. 604-940-8726

LADNER 1 bedroom suite available in one of our 4 well maintained bldgs. Located near shops, school and bus routes. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets and drapes. To view these suites please call 604-946-2694

Harbourside

Affordable bachelor, 1 & 3 bedroom suites available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes and hot water. Shops and bus stop nearby. To view or for more info please call 604-946-9268 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required www.centuryrentals.ca

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ brings fresh horizons, opportunities. Thursday/Friday steer you into deeper waters: desire, big finances – careful! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Employment, chores, machinery and health concerns fill the weeks ahead (especially this Monday/ Tuesday). A new project might begin in one of these – but take care on the money and legal sides, as some glitches exist. (E.g., don’t overpay for that bulldozer, and make sure the transfer papers are correct.) Relationships, opposition and opportunity, new horizons, exciting meetings, negotiations fill Wednesday/ Thursday. A subtle but firm “difficulty” exists between you and another which can make communication slow. No harm here. Late week wakens your desires, financial and sexual. Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The weeks ahead are filled with the sweetness of love, especially for teens and twenty-types. Rest or clean house Sunday daytime. This night through Tuesday romance, creative urges, speculative and adventurous risks, beauty and deep pleasure pull you – and succeed. But let me raise a wee caution: you might, in succeeding, be indulging lust, and closing a door to love with a very marriageable person. (This danger lasts to Friday, then ebbs.) Protect your health and tackle chores Wednesday/Thursday – don’t buy machinery. Relationships move well Friday, stumble slightly Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Sink into domestic situations. Home, nature, garden, farm are your natural habitat through the weeks ahead. Pay attention to nutrition,

6565

Office/Retail Rent

SMALL OFFICE 280 sf space Ladner Village, secure, clean, ug prkg, $500 immed.

604-841-4662

6595

Shared Accommodation

LOFT in Exec. Home Fully furn. 2 rm loft. Suits quiet prof/male. Avail. Immed. Ladner Village $1000/mo.(604) 240-5263

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. Refs Req. Avail Now. 778-846-5275

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM newer suite Ladner avail now, $750 incl h/w, heat & cable. N/s n/p. 604-788-2880 1 BR bright large ste, Tsaw, priv garden, shrd w/d, f/p, $800 + 1/3 utils. ns np, Feb 1 604-948-2304 1 BR bsmt in Ladner, nr bus, $675 incl hydro & cable, share wd, ns, np, avail Immed 604-946-5777 1 BR Ladner, $700 incl utils, internet & Bell TV, laundry, ns np, avail now 604-440-4451 (6-9pm) 1 BR Tsaw unique upscale quiet clean bsmt ste, N/S, $950 incl wd, avail mid Feb, 604-970-3743 3 BR upper, Ladner, 1.5 baths, 1300sf, 4 appl, priv entr, n/s n/p, pref fam. $1350, 778-231-5128 TSAW, LARGE 2 bdrm, 2 bath ste, own w/d, nr Town Centre, $1375/m, Feb 1. 604-948-0974 TSAW Upper 2 BR + den, fenced yard, deck, separate laundry, d/w. Pet neg, N/S, $1600 incl utils. Ref’s. 604-943-2270

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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lover, whomever. Far travel, legal matters, international concerns, higher education, religion, publishing – these succeed over the weeks ahead, especially Sunday night through Tuesday (when a new project might begin in these zones). Sunday contains one last echo of health concern, sexual urge or financial derring-do. Now to mid-April, an old property/family hope might return. Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead feature mysteries, depths, research, sexual urges, subconscious desires, hunches and intuition. Investments and other heavy finances (mortgages, debts, a partner’s worth, etc.) will become important. All these are doubly accented Sunday night through Tuesday, when a new project might be born. Sunday daytime contains some relationship puzzles or frustrations. A mild, understanding mood flows over you Wednesday/Thursday – solve legal, travel and educational problems Wednesday. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday. All week, the news you receive is “realistic,” correct. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Relationships come to the fore through the weeks ahead. Be diplomatic, eager to join, or you’ll create opposition. If you co-operate, you’ll open the door to opportunities, success, even love. (Though truthfully, love isn’t a big possibility before June.) Money has flowed your way since November, but now the flow curls, ebbs – the faucet will turn on again in April. Meanwhile, pay your debts, avoid spending. Chores or illness mar Sunday, but this night to Tuesday

2 bedroom suites available. Greensview inc d/w and garburetor, Shawnigan has in-suite storage. Buildings are located on bus route and within walking distance of shopping centre. For more info please call 604-943-0002

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Be ambitious Sunday, but don’t expect cooperation. This night through Tuesday brings joy, friends, optimism, freshness, plans for the future, and wish fulfillment – a trend that will last until late February. It’s a splendid time to make new friends, but not with a Libra, Capricorn, Gemini or Virgo before Friday (OK after that). Retreat for a wee rest Wednesday/Thursday. Your energy surges upward Friday/Saturday – a wish could come true Saturday. All week, work gears down…a breather comes, through mid-April. Love takes a shy/private road, but will trumpet itself in February. Taurus April 20-May 20: People who have been working against you (if they have) back off now to mid-April. You get, during the same period, some relief from burdens (though an old one might return). A secret romantic attraction, or a research-heavy creative project (if they exist) also wilt. In April, though, all these will “catch fire” again. So use the interval to decide what to accept/pursue, what not to. Otherwise, use the weeks ahead for business, career, prestige and status concerns. Be ambitious, especially Sunday night to Tuesday. Success awaits! Joy, friends midweek. Rest, plan Friday/ Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: The four weeks ahead bring a mellow, understanding mood. It’s a little early for big, new, splendiferous love, but the love that exists grow finer, sweeter. Discuss meaningful things with your spouse,

670 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Sry Guildford 1556sf 2br+den 2ba subpenthouse apt $329,888 782-9888 id5383 Sry Commercial/Residential bldg $9K/mo rent, $1,800,000 543-4444 id5473 White Rock home only, 1900sf 3br 2ba to be relocated $40K 535-6479 id5467

3 BDRM, Ctrl Ladner, lrg yard, rear prkg, 5 appl, w/d, n/s, n/p, $1300. Feb 1, 604-946-5130

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Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL STUDIO Avail Feb 1, $685 2 BDRM, Avail Feb 1, $1025 2 BDRM, Avail Feb 15, $1025 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733

Houses - Rent

soul, digestion. (Funny how stomach and soul are so connected.) You might start a new yard or property project, especially Monday/Tuesday. You’ll feel sluggish, so get lots of rest. Romance, nature’s beauty, charming children and a creative surge visit you Wednesday/Thursday. In romance, you might feel communications are slow or mildly obstructive. Avoid actions that can lead to gossip. Tackle chores Friday/Saturday. All’s well! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Communications, short trips, paperwork, details, news media, errands, siblings and casual acquaintances fill the few weeks ahead. You’ll be busy, but this is not an important time, so stay relaxed. Protect your money Sunday – don’t shop. Monday/Tuesday favour trips, calls and friends. Sink into home or foundational matters Wednesday/Thursday: nutrition, soul, children, systems at the workplace, plumbing, etc. Your romantic side flares nicely Friday/Saturday – but this is not a good time to start a love affair. You’ll enjoy these two days: the world looks wide and welcoming! Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Chase money for the few weeks ahead, especially this Monday/Tuesday, when an earnings (or purchasing) project might begin. But remain cautious through Thursday, as your ideas and your speech tend to deadend against a higher-up’s staunch, polite refusal. (Buy NO communications devices – nor anything used – before Friday.) Your energy remains high Sunday. Later, Wednesday/Thursday are for paperwork,

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Collectibles & Classics

January 22 - 28 errands, calls and contacts – busy, light stuff. Bury yourself in domestic, foundational, security and retirement matters Friday/Saturday. Until April, a legal hassle takes a breather. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your energy, magnetism, effectiveness and timing surge to a yearly high now through late February. Start important projects, see people, ask favours, tackle formerly daunting tasks – you’re on a path to success! However, exercise some caution this week – people might talk, or a secret be exposed through Thursday: remain moral, and keep what’s private, private. This is not the best week to seek medical opinions/aid. The strong sexual and/or financial urges of the last three months ease now to mid-April – then will begin again. Rest Sunday. Conquer the world Monday/Tuesday! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Rest, retreat, contemplate and meditate. Your spiritual, charitable side needs to breathe, to act. Contact government agencies, institutions and company head offices. Seek therapy, advice. All this, Monday/Tuesday, and for four weeks. Take care through Thursday in relationships, investments, health and sex: others say the outlook is rosy, but you know the reality. Your relationships have been intense, exciting since midNovember. Now someone intriguing “backs off” to April. It’s just a pause – he/she needs to digest recent events. Success, Wednesday/Thursday! Chase money Friday. timstephens@shaw.ca

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

9129

Luxury Cars

2010 BMW 323 Automatic w/ manual mode 40,000 kms $25,900. Call Gerry: (604) 341-5281 or email: gerrygcs@hotmail.com

MUST Go! 2008 BMW 750i very low mileage! 20" alloy wheels, full-load, AGSport pkg, exec pkg, GPS, leather seats, garage kept, immaculate,1owner, full service records, no accidents,new winter tires incld, last year of body style. 21,400 kms, $56,000. 778-990-1933


9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

*DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL $160 Min. FOR COMPLETE FULL SIZE VEHICLES Serving the Delta area for 20 yrs. Call 604- 649-1627, 946-0943

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

HOME SERVICES 8075

Drywall

Farrant Drywall Commercial Residential SANDY

604

946-8460 or 202-8319

8080

Electrical

E VANSON LECTRIC

Professional Electrical Services Panel Upgrades Surge Protection Renos – Hot Tubs Safety Checks Lic. #26765 • South Delta based

604-657-7957

9160

Sports & Imports

8087

Excavating

8195

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

2003 NISSAN Altima, 53,500 k pwr pkg, ac, 4 new tires, 1 owner no accid, $8700 604-432-6633 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

2009 Nissan Versa Automatic, A/C, pwr windows/locks, remote 4 dr hatchbk. 43,505 kms, $11,995. Call: (604) 987-5243

8055

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN SERVICES Electrical, Gutters, Fencing, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flooring Renovations, Sheds, Contracting & more Affordable, friendly, fast, reliable, local, guaranteed Call Phil 604-307-6840

NEED A HAND?

Cleaning

EXPERIENCED HOUSE Cleaner avail, res/comm, insured, bonded, 604-315-2539 or 778-899-1674 LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

8058

Century Hardwood Floors

Computer Services

Delta PC Service & Consulting

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

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

604-649-0502 (cell)

8160

Lawn & Garden

PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance • • • • • • •

Lawn Care & Maintenance Pruning and Hedging Full Yard Cleanups Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing Rubbish Removal Fencing & Repairs

604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401

Concrete

ENZO General Masonry- Specializes brick, block, stone, all types of concrete work 594-1960

8073

Drainage

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER video inspections & jack hammer Call Tobias 604.782.4322

604.812.6322

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD.

Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

8220

A-1 PAINT CO.

Winter Special

INSTALLATIONS, SERVICE & REPAIRS

Furnaces, Hot Water Tank Installation Specials!!! Quality work done at a reasonable price.

AL’S CERAMIC TILE

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

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

ACE OF TRADES

15% OFF

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000

604-723-8434

BEST IN CLASS

Panorama Plumbing Heating/ Gas Services No job too small or too big Res/Comm 604-818-7801 www.panoramaplumbing.com

Painting

Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.

PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. Rick 604-809-6822

Mark 778-323-1045 D&M PAINTING

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

604-724-3832

PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

8225

Power Washing

BOUNDARY BAY WINDOW WASHING

• Complete Renovations • Plumbing • Electrical • Master Carpenter • Painting • Wallpapering • Kitchen/Bathroom designer & installer • Floors • Ceramic • Tiles • Drywall 25 yrs. exp. $35/hr

— Mark —

Cell: 778-889-9918

ALL IN ONE CALL

CASCADIA PAINTING

Renos/Home Maintenance

WCB & Liability Insured www.CascadiaPainting.ca

604-943-4024 604-612-3329 Building on your ideas.

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

604.374.2360

Best In Class Painting - Low rates, refs avail, 100% guaranteed Mark 778-323-1045

Moving & Storage

Kitchens, Baths, Home Repairs, Decks....

Commercial

- reduce your costly commercial square footage/ reclaim your garage & yard increase your profit by storing offsite at move that huge boat or RV reduced rates renovating 24/7 Secure store those precious keepsakes

2 locations: LADNER

POINT ROBERTS

604-946-0020 360-945-MINI (6464)

Reel Lawn Mowing • ReelPower TypeType Lawn Mowing • Aerating Raking • Weeding • Power Raking • Weeding • Fertilizing Moss Control • Fertilizing Trimming • Trimming••Pruning Pruning

Professional Maintenace

Cell: 604-710-1348

For anything Yard Related!

WE ARE A YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS “Give us a Call!”

604-946-7308

For All Your Household Repairs and Renovations. Interior and Exterior Finishing, Kitchens, Bathrooms and Plumbing Refs Avail. Free Estimates

Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

Rob 604-946-4796 SERVICE EXCELLENCE Need Help ?

8255

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

Call Ed 604.946.2191 604.219.4789

Trips start at

$49

B i n s f ro m 7 - 2 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad www.studentworksdisposal.com DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936

ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285 * RUBBISH REMOVAL * Big or Small jobs. LOW RATES. Free Estimates. 604-930-3000

RIGHTWAY Home Services Renos, Kitchen, Bath, Painting, etc. Call Alan: (604) 782-0992 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

8250

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

Roofing

8309

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

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

THE TILE GUY

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

25 yrs exp. Call Lance @ 604-240-9340

JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345 www.jjroofing.ca

8315

Trimax Roofing Ltd. 24hr. repairs, reroof WCB, Ins. Will beat all written prices. 604-856-4999

8255

Tiling

Tree Services

Tree Removal - Stump Grinding Branch Chipping * Free Est. * WCB Local resident, 34 yrs. 604-943-0043

Rubbish Removal

99 EXPRESS TRAILER DISPOSAL SERVICE

$

P.R. Remodelling Certified Plumber

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

20 years exp. & ref’s European craftsmanship

Call Paul 778-434-2437 for free estimate

THE RENO GUY 25 yrs exp. Call Lance @ 604-240-9340

TREE SERVICE

Dale McLean, Certified Arborist

McLean Tree and Hedge - Arborist reports for Development Applications - Tree pruning and removal - Hedge renovation and trimming - Danger tree- Certified Tree Risk Assessor

Tel: 604-943-8775 Cell: 778-232-1888 TREE SERVICE “Trim your trees, cut your costs”

Stump Grinding Fully Insured ISA Member

H: 604-943-0084

Rubbish Removal

Painting, repairs, tile, reno’s, Reliable & Exc. References.

We drop off • You fill up • We haul away in 48 hours

www.disposalking.com • 604-306-8599

Call ThE Experts

Tree Removal Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming

Roofing

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Drywall, Tiling, etc.

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE Personal

8250

info@greentimberhomereno.ca

Need Space? We Have It!

-

Renovations & Home Improvement

A35

RDM ENTERPRISES

•Renovations and handyman •Established, reliable & local •Kitchens, baths, fences, decks, painting, tiling, etc. Call Peter McLaughlin cell 604-619-4859

• Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters

Member: Better Business Bureau

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

8240

Rick 604.908.6102

Interior Repainting Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

8185

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

Plumbing No Middle Man Heating & Plumbing

Cell 604.626.1975

Seniors Discount

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

Royal Wood Tree Care

Call 778-882-4128

8060

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

Power Washing

Houses, Siding, Driveways, Patios, Painting, Interior/Exterior

Interior & Exterior BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rate. bc.moving@gmail.com

8225

Pressure Washing

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# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

www.evansonelectric.com

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

Moving & Storage

8185

# 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774 2005FORD F150 Lariat. Burgundy, tan leather interior &matching Leer canopy. Never off-road 4X4, new tires and brakes, hitch, back-up camera, spray on bed-liner. $15,500 OBO. Call 604-943-2626

January 20, 2012 The Delta Optimist

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To place your ad in “Call the Experts,” call 604-630-3300


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