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Pacers work overtime to top ’Devils PHOTOS BY

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The Delta Pacers edged the South Delta Sun Devils 80-77 in overtime Tuesday night in Ladner to capture the Stebbings/Murray Cup. The game featured a matchup of star guards (left) as Delta’s Lucas Goosen took on South Delta’s Dustin Triano. Sun Devils’ Nolan Sullivan (below) is matched up against the Pacers’ Ryan Cowley. See Page 22 for full coverage of the game.

Incinerator still a possibility Aquilini waiting for direction from Metro Vancouver on proposed waste-to-energy plant on TFN land SANDOR GYARMATI

A garbage incinerator could become a reality at the Tsawwassen First Nation as Metro Vancouver begins looking at bids to build waste-to-energy facilities. Last year the province approved the regional district’s new Solid Waste Management Plan. It includes goals for diverting 70 per cent of regional waste through recycling, composting and other programs by 2015, increasing to 80 per cent by 2020. The plan also includes constructing waste-toenergy facilities, either within the region or outside. Two years earlier, the Delta

Optimist reported the owner of the Vancouver Canucks was eyeing the chance to build a waste-toenergy plant at the TFN. Aquilini Renewable Energy, owned by Francesco Aquilini, is part of the privately-held Aquilini Investment Group. It’s looking for opportunities in green energy, including waste-to-power and wind power. When asked last week if his company is still looking at building a facility at the TFN, Aquilini Renewable Energy president John Negrin said it’s still a possibility, but no agreement is in place. The company is waiting for direction from the regional district, he explained.

A waste-to-energy plant like this one could be located on the Tsawwassen First Nation. “We’re just trying to keep ourselves open as to where Metro may want to see this located,” Negrin said.

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February 3, 2012 The Delta Optimist A3

Project aims to simplify life

Ladner’s Diane Pearson taking minimalist approach when it comes to household goods, debt and even weight BY

It’s something she’s whelmed with the amount been working towards on of stuff. a smaller “How does scale for this even hap“It is one of those some time pen? It was but a light a moment of closets that you bulb went clarity — I don’t ever open the off for her don’t want to door to because the be like that.” last year after her It began avalanche of things mother slowly. that will tumble passed When to the floor is too away. Christmas Pearson came along, overwhelming to says she Pearson says was clean- contemplate.” she decided Diane Pearson it was time to ing out her mother’s pare down the house and was overdecorations. She says the

family put up their most cherished ones and got rid of the rest, going from six boxes to just one. “We kept our favourite ornaments and that was it. And that was enough.” Next up was the front closet during the first official week of the Stripper Project. “It is one of those closets that you don’t ever open the door to because the avalanche of things that will tumble to the floor is too overwhelming to contemplate,” Pearson wrote on her blog.

She says the closet was full of items the family mostly didn’t use. So, she emptied it out and started organizing the contents. When she was done, about 80 per cent ended up at a local thrift store. Now she proudly shows off the closet. “But let me tell you how good it feels to open that closet door now and see it clean and organized and fresh,” she wrote. “There is not one thing in there that isn’t used regularly.” Other projects loom, but Pearson is determined to tackle them one by one. Her goal is to reduce the overall contents of her home by 75 per cent. She says her sons think she’s “whacko” but the Stripper Project is all part of a larger plan Pearson has for herself. “I want to hit 50 and not be tied down to anything,” she says, except her boys. When she hits the halfcentury mark, Pearson says she wants to be able to get on a plane and start a new phase in her life, with no attachments. She wants to travel and serve around the world. To achieve that goal, in a society often consumed with consumerism and always having more, Pearson is attempting to live with less. “This just was the right time,” she says. Follow Pearson as she embarks on the Stripper Project at www.simplyonpurpose.blogspot.com.

handle 100,000 tonnes. The Metro Vancouver board was previously told one big incinerator that could burn up to 500,000 tonnes of waste annually would cost an estimated $440 million. Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, who chairs the regional district’s Zero Waste Committee, told the Optimist a report on how to proceed will be discussed by his committee in a couple of weeks. The report will contain recommendations on the consulta-

bare expression of interest and then a more defined process, a more elaborate and technical submission, ultimately asking for certain companies who have qualified to make final proposals.” Brodie noted the mandate of the solid waste plan, as well as approval by the Ministry of Environment, is that there be no bias toward a particular technology or location. “Out of region or inregion solutions are to be analyzed. When you get

the final proposals, they’re going to have to be examined on everything from the environmental impact to the costs, including transportation if it’s out of region, and recovery of energy,” he said. The Fraser Valley Regional District is opposed to waste-to-energy facilities being built in the Lower Mainland, citing concerns about the valley’s airshed. The only garbage incinerator in Metro Vancouver is a smaller facility in Burnaby.

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One local woman embarked on a year-long project last month to bring a little simplicity into her life and she’s sharing all the trials and tribulations with the world. Ladner’s Diane Pearson says it’s not a New Year’s resolution. The beginning of the new year happens to coincide with her birthday and she’s in the habit of, every year on her birthday, looking to the year ahead and developing a project, or theme, around a goal she wants to accomplish. This time, Pearson decided 2012 would be the year of the Stripper Project. “I want to strip away all the excesses in my life,” says the 41-year-old. Having been blogging about some of the family’s other adventures since 2007, Pearson says she decided to start a new blog devoted to the Stripper Project, one that’s already attracting attention. While friends and family members are regularly logging on to see how the project is progressing, Pearson says she also caught the attention of readers further a field, including a Florida woman who was inspired to clear up a little of the clutter in her own life. It’s not all just about cleaning out that bulging closet we’ve all got. You know the one — it hasn’t been opened in years and you fear the avalanche of old shoes, long-forgotten toys and sports equipment

Cleaning out closets is one way Diane Pearson is removing the clutter from her life. when you finally open the door. While clearing her house of unnecessary clutter is a large part of the project, Pearson, a single mom to two teen boys, is also working to rid her life of debt and excess weight. However, getting rid of the clutter and living with less is a big part of the plan. With a younger son who is living with a severe mental illness, Pearson says less chaos makes for a calmer household for everyone. “It just makes sense for our family,” she says.

INCINERATOR from page 1 30 acres designated as an “energy park” with the idea of a possible waste-to-energy facility. “We are in discussions with the Aquilini Renewable Energy people over the due diligence, taking a look at the elements that would be involved in partnering with them on a waste-to-energy project. But we’re also waiting for word from Metro (Vancouver) now to move forward with

their next steps,” Raines explained. Other companies are also expected to start lining up to submit bids to Metro. Metro Vancouver chair Greg Moore recently told the media the region is likely going to put out a tender for a waste-to-energy incinerator that can handle at least 500,000 tonnes, while a second contract would be open to alternative technologies that can

tion process and how the strategy should unfold. “We need to have some consultation, including with the Fraser Valley Regional District, with the First Nations, with members of the public and the stakeholders,” Brodie said. “There’s going to be technical experts who will be tasked to support the entire process, there’s going to be guidelines for proposals. I expect the recommendation will be for a multi-stage process where they start off asking for a

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A4 The Delta Optimist February 3, 2012

Cycling week gets ‘super’

The Tour de Delta could get a shot in the arm with the return of the Gastown Grand Prix this summer. The return of the Gastown race could mean more teams and riders making the trip to the Lower Mainland to compete in B.C. Superweek events, said race director Mark Ernsting. “I think it’s a positive step for B.C. Superweek in general,” he said. “The more events we can bring in during the course of the week, the more powerful the series becomes.” It was announced last Friday that Global Relay, a Gastown-based technol-

ogy services firm, signed a multi-year commitment to bring back the Gastown Grand Prix. The event, once won by Lance Armstrong, is now called the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix. The Tour de Delta, July 6 to 8 this year, kicks off Superweek, which also includes UBC Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby and Tour de White Rock. Although the Delta and White Rock races have operated on a consistent basis on consecutive weekends, the absence of midweek races in recent years has impacted the strength of fields.

Deadline passes as concerns persist over jet fuel project

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The B.C Environmental Assessment Office has wrapped up the public comment period on a change proposed for a controversial project involving tankers carrying jet fuel up the Fraser River. Owned by a consortium of airlines that use YVR, the Vancouver Airport Fuel Facilities Corporation is

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f you would like to walk in a greater measure of God’s favor, 2 Peter 1:2 says that grace, which is the undeserved favor of God and peace, can be multiplied to you. Peace is the word “shalom” in Hebrew. Its definition includes wholeness, health and prosperity. Therefore, when you walk in divine favor and peace, you will walk in blessing in every area of your life! How do you increase the undeserved favor and shalom of God in your life? It is not by your own efforts or your ability to do good or bad. The Bible says that your undeserved favor and peace increases in your life as your knowledge of Jesus and His finished work increases. It comes as you learn more about God and believe that through Jesus’ one sacrifice at the cross, God removed all your sins, gave you His righteousness as a gift and put you in Christ to enjoy everything Jesus has. God’s favor is multiplied in your life when you simply believe that the favor of God that is on Christ is also on you because of what Jesus’ work at the cross has accomplished. Today, you don’t have to struggle for favor. However, you do have to understand that your opinion of God will influence your faith and your favor. In the Greek language, one of the meanings of the word “faith” is - “to have a good opinion about God.” It is vital for you to have a good opinion about God! The Bible tells us that Abraham had to sacrifice his son and because Abraham was of good opinion about God, he obeyed. Can you imagine having a bad opinion about God and then God

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When Jesus preached His first message on the earth, He said the following: Matthew 4 17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Repentance or repent is the translation of the Greek word “metanoia”. The literal meaning of “metanoia” is “a change of mind”. “Meta” means “change” - “Noia” means “mind.” The oftenquoted phrase “repent of sin” does not even occur in the Bible. Nowhere does the Scripture use the phrase “repent of sin” to be saved. Scripture does say, in Acts 20:21, “repentance toward God” (change of mind), and “faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.” When Jesus said that we should repent – He was saying, change the way you think about God! Change your opinion about Him. Change the way you respond to His word. Be of good opinion about God. When our opinion about God changes, we become a people who are open to the working of miracles and favor in our lives. When we actually believe that He loves us to the point of sacrificing His own Son –we can be free and live in His favor. Today, in your workplace or at home, begin to declare the favor of God by faith over your life. Expect to receive preferential treatment wherever you are. Say, “I am surrounded with the favor of God because of Jesus’ finished work.” “I have favor before God and man!” Jesus is saying “ Change the way you think about My Father” For His kingdom is here for you and He loves you, no matter what you have done. Amen.

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application fails to quantify the level of risk based on that of other fuel delivery options that are available. Delta council has been largely guarded in offering a position, instead wanting more information on the project. A Delta staff member is part of an EAO working group on the proposal, along with other municipal, provincial, and federal government representatives. Delta has an information page on the jet fuel project on its website at www.corp. delta.bc.ca/EN/main/residents/771/805/airportfueldelivery.html.

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Police call in explosives experts after old military flare found near Boundary Bay

Explosives experts from Victoria had to be called in after a local man discovered an old military water marker on the edge of Boundary Bay. The man was walking

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A6 The Delta Optimist February 3, 2012 Business

Slide prompts plant to run around clock Tilbury’s SEI Industries producing Fuel-Easy containers to help those stranded in Papua New Guinea BY

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A local company is working overtime these days to ship essential equipment overseas to help mudslide victims in Papua New Guinea. On Jan. 24, a major mudslide struck the South Pacific island nation, reportedly covering two villages and killing as many as 60 people. The slide occurred in a remote, mountainous area of the country, which is also home to the ExxonMobile liquefied natural gas project. The only road into the plant has been cut off by

the mudslide, stranding more than 4,500 workers. With only 10 days of fuel remaining at the site and an estimated 35 days required to re-build the road, an urgent call was placed to Tilbury-based SEI Industries last week calling for several of the company’s Fuel-Easy fuel containers. The Fuel-Easy, which was invented and patented by SEI Industries more than 20 years ago, allows fuel to be transported via helicopter. Division manager Paul Reichard said there are already a number of the units in the area, but more are needed quickly to get

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Tilbury-based SEI Industries is currently running 24 hours a day to send Fuel-Easy tanks to Papua New Guinea to help with disaster relief following a major landslide. the required fuel to the stranded workers. The workers are using about 8,000 gallons of fuel at day to maintain basic needs and living accommodations. So last Friday the deci-

sion was made to run the plant 24 hours a day until the order is filled. “Local news media have stated that this was one of the worst landslides in Papua New Guinea, with

witnesses reporting that the slide was about a kilometre long and a few hundred metres wide,” the company said in a statement. “SEI Industries and its staff extend their heartfelt condolences for this tragedy.” Responding to natural disasters and other emergencies around the world is all in a day’s work for the company. “It happens at least once or twice a year,” Reichard said. SEI produces many products that are used to assist with humanitarian efforts, protect the environment, and support commercial and military operations in

110 countries around the world. Products designed and manufactured by SEI Industries were used to help cool down a nuclear site after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan last year; provide clean, potable water storage in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti; and assist with Colombia’s drug enforcement activities. The company also produces custom decontamination trailers for use in biological, radiological and terrorist events as firefighting products that are used from Australia to Italy to Asia and right here in B.C.

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Johny Singh is retiring after running the Husky station on Tsawwassen’s 56th Street for the last quarter century.

After 40 years in the community, the Husky station on 56th Street in Tsawwassen filled its last tank of gas this week. The station was a hub of activity Wednesday as the pumps were dismantled, equipment was moved, inventory boxed and customers dropped by to say farewell. The service station has been a fixture on Tsawwassen’s main drag since 1972. Johny Singh, who has been running the station and garage for the last 25 years, is retiring and the station is closing down.

“I enjoyed myself, I had a good time. I had good customers,” Singh said. “I want to thank all my customers.” With a background in auto mechanics, Singh’s garage at the station, which was also the only place in Tsawwassen carrying propane, became a go to place for many when car troubles arose. Allan Abraham said Singh has helped him many times over the years with his vintage 1977 Chevy Caprice Classic. He described Singh as reliable, helpful and “honest as the day is long. “A lot of people around here are going to miss him.”


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Commuter flights offered from Pt. Roberts wanted to fly to Point Roberts and we could only take one at a time,” says Skip Jansen, Northwest Sky Ferry owner and general manager. “Rather than a charter rate, we can actually now sell seats.” The concept of flightpooling is similar to carpooling and by filling up the plane customers are able to reduce the per seat price, according to the airline. “Ideally the folks at Point Roberts will communicate with their friends

A Bellingham-based commuter airline is now able to run regular service to and from Point Roberts. The Federal Aviation Administration recently granted authority for Northwest Sky Ferry to list Point Roberts as a regular airport for scheduled operations. That’s enabled the airline to run scheduled flights combining passengers, a service it’s calling “flightpooling.” “In the past we’d have two separate parties that

and neighbours and arrange flight schedules that work for multiple parties, thereby benefiting everyone,” the airline states in a press release. Northwest Sky Ferry states it’s the only commuter airline approved to run regular service to and from Point Roberts, Northwest Sky Ferry specializes in flights between Bellingham, San Juan Islands and Canada, as well as most other locations in the Northwest.

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A8 The Delta Optimist February 3, 2012 Opinion Page Published every Wednesday & Friday by the Delta Optimist, a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership #207 - 4840 Delta Street, Delta, BC V4K 2T6 Phone 604-946-4451 Fax 604-946-5680 www.delta-optimist.com Publisher: Lori Chalmers lchalmers@ delta-optimist.com

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MURPHY’S LAW Rationalizing, pleading and badgering hasn’t worked, so maybe putting some money on the table will do the trick. Civic politicians announced Monday they’re willing to spend $2 million in municipal reserves to cover roughly onequarter of the dredging that’s required for the secondary channels of the Fraser River in and around Ladner. The hope is that Victoria and Ottawa will both kick in a similar amount (Port Metro Vancouver has already come up with $2 million) so these waterways are finally cleared of the sediment that’s built up over the years. It’s been more than a decade since these secondary waterways have been dredged and since that time the sediment that has accumulated has created a situation that’s gone from inconvenient to dangerous. The predicament has been well documented and publicized by various Delta politicians and bureaucrats as well as by the Ladner Sediment Group, a collection of river users who have firsthand experience in the perils of silt-filled channels. There have been numerous letters, meetings, petitions and even acknowledgements of the escalating problem, but, alas, little action and certainly no solution. Given dredging has long been a senior government responsibility, the move by Delta council is a bold one, possibly setting a dangerous precedent in terms of downloading some amount of river maintenance onto local taxpayers. And if the last decade has taught us anything, it’s that dredging is far from a one-time deal. Yet if Delta doesn’t make the first move, at least of a financial nature, we could still be talking about this issue five or 10 years down the road. The Ladner Sediment Group was founded in 2008, presumably because the situation had reached a breaking point at that time, yet here we are four years later and a resolution still proves elusive. I guess Delta could have opted for the safer, and cheaper, approach by continuing to lobby senior governments to take action, a tactic that might have eventually paid off, or perhaps the silting situation would have become so perilous that senior governments had absolutely no choice but to act. Either is a possibility, but I think the greater likelihood is that provincial and federal decision makers would have continued to pay lip service to a solution that’s long overdue. Delta’s willingness to put our money where our mouths are should hopefully convince those in Victoria and Ottawa to do the same.

Federal politicians must look at big picture on new laws IAN ROBERTSON

COMMUNITY COMMENT Our MP, Kerry-Lynne Findlay, recently spoke to the Delta Chamber of Commerce about pending federal legislation. While she spoke about a number of matters, I want to focus on one subject — the crime and punishment bills coming before parliament. In her letter to the Optimist last month, she referred to statements made by the Surrey fire chief about the number of fires in homes with marijuana grow-ops. They are 24 times more likely to catch fire than a home without one. Thanks to research this fire chief has done, he says 85 per cent of marijuana in B.C. is connected with organized crime. Interesting data for a fire chief to be gathering. What do you suppose would be the statistic if we legalized and regulated marijuana?

Grow-ops would move out of houses. What would organized crime then do to get all their cash? Do something else or go out of business! Might that be wiser than spending billions trying to catch and lock them up? How widespread is the problem? Well, according to what I read, over one-quarter of young adults in B.C. regularly use pot — not just once, but regularly. Before we group marijuana users in with cocaine, etc., let’s understand there are 10 times as many marijuana users as there are cocaine users. Let’s also separate the effects of these different drugs, just as we have done by separating alcohol and tobacco in the past. Even with all that we have done, alcohol kills 10 times as many as all illicit drugs, and tobacco kills 25 times as many as all illicit drugs. Do I hear any plan to lock up tobacco smokers or alcohol consumers? Meanwhile, the federal government is going to get tough on drug dealers. In the instance of marijuana, if it were legislated and controlled, probably much of the trafficking would go away. As for the rest, many of those who use hard drugs are addicted to

The Optimist encourages readers to write letters to the editor. Letters are accepted on any topic, although preference is given to those on local matters. The Optimist reserves the right to edit letters and the decision to publish is at the discretion of the editor or publisher. All letters must be signed, dated and include the writer’s phone number

them. Representing a small population, they can do a lot of damage. The chief of the Vancouver Police Department has said: “Crime rates in Vancouver are driven by repeat offenders who are likely addicted to crack cocaine or crystal meth and steal to get their fix.” The chair of the Vancouver police board says: “Repeat offenders will not change without measures to deal with their addiction.” What does our MP say to that? What does the chair of Delta police board (and mayor) say to that? I have previously commented that up to one-third of the current prison inmate population suffers some form of mental disorder or disease. Another large portion of inmates have a history of broken and dysfunctional upbringing. A disproportionate inmate population is from First Nations where, as we have seen recently, housing and education are well below acceptable standards. What proportion of all this new federal effort is being directed to reducing these basic problems? It’s time to get our politicians to focus on the real causes and not just at “Band-Aiding” the situation.

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February 3, 2012 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Rookie councillor quick to respond School trustees to the number of classes because aqua fitness is good for people of all ages, especially seniors. He advised me to give suggestions to the centre and I did on Delta’s website. My husband, who has lived locally for three decades, told me the comments should have been sent to “Parks, Recreation, & Culture,” rather than the

one I sent to the “Chief Administrative Office.” But what’s done is done, so I did not expect any response. On Saturday at 5:15 p.m., I received a call from Coun. Sylvia Bishop. She mentioned that increasing the number of classes is a good idea, but she needs time to arrange adequate instructors and schedules for best efficiency. I understood, agreed

and thanked her. I was surprised and impressed she replied to me only two days after I submitted the comments. I was also impressed she was working late in the afternoon on a Saturday and called me personally. No wonder my husband said she is the one that really does a good job. Amanda Wu

TFN better served by a more incremental approach

Editor: The Indian Act is a detestable law. Yet, the law provides a uniform legal structure for the governance of Canada’s native bands with all of the same powers as municipalities (subject to ministerial approval), including the contentious matter of commercial development.

So, I am slightly baffled by Tsawwassen Chief Kim Baird’s assertion in the Vancouver Sun that “we couldn’t achieve that [the mall proposal] under the Indian Act...” Canada’s natives live in a legal quandary. Whether they operate under the Indian Act or negotiate a treaty, they must engage

with the federal government to obtain what they need. The Tsawwassen band has taken a colossal gamble on an undertaking, whether it fails or succeeds, that will be a blight on the horizon. A more incremental approach to economic development would be more practical. It is a sad irony that a

native community has chosen to desecrate the remnants of their land. When you finally possess power, it can change your attitude completely. This proves that natives and the majority population are both fallible. No nation can claim a monopoly on wisdom. Steven Austin

Shoppers bound for TFN malls won’t be making their way to town centre detour to the Tsawwassen town centre to see what it is all about. In fact, in all probability the opposite could very well be the reality. It is also highly unlikely that many people on their way to catch a ferry for a beautifully scenic journey through the Gulf Islands would want to spend much time shopping prior to wait-

ing in line for the ferry. As for giving kudos to Chief Kim Baird for her vision, I, too, believe, as was eloquently presented by another reader a few weeks ago, that the TFN has been sold a bill of goods on the type of mall that is to be built. Enclosed malls just aren’t being built any longer. I do not see these malls

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popular, but there are legitimate concerns that some people have. We would never make a decision like that behind closed doors. The decision will be made at an open public meeting and our next public meeting is on Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the board offices on Harvest Drive in Ladner. Visitors are very welcome. We don’t make decisions blindly. It is always incumbent upon trustees to do some background work. The purpose of this week’s meeting was to receive a large amount of information on the proposals that we can digest; so we know what it is we’re talking about when we come to having a public discussion. Simon Truelove Trustee Editor’s note: It was a school district official that told the Optimist the decisions would be made at a closed-door meeting.

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Two holes at Beach Grove suffer $4,500 damage concluded as no fraud had occurred, but they wished to have a media release to warn elderly people this is an ongoing problem.

• January 28, 2:58 p.m., 5900-block of 12th Avenue: An employee of the Beach Grove Golf Club reported that unknown persons had damaged the irrigation system for the 17th and 18th holes. All of the lids and computer controllers were damaged. There is approximately $4,500 damage. There are no witnesses, no video surveillance and no suspects. The file was concluded pending new information. Ladner • January 27, 10:32 a.m., 3900-block of 33A Avenue: Complainant reported their house, which is under construction, had been entered. The garage door and doors to the house had been kicked open. Multiple cordless tools were taken as well as coins in a jar. Estimated

value of the tools: $1,000. Value of the coins: $200. Damage to three doors: $1,500. • January 28, 3:25 p.m., 4500-block of River Road: Complainant reported someone stole a Brig dinghy with outboard motor from their driveway. The dinghy was on a trailer. A neighbour across the street noticed a suspicious vehicle in the area hook up to the trailer. The driver was a short, thin person (unknown if male or female). Value of stolen items: $21,500. The serial numbers were added to CPIC. • January 29, 3:06 p.m., Ladner Leisure Centre: Complainant reported willful damage and theft from his vehicle. He had left the vehicle to go on a hockey road trip, and when he returned he found the driver’s door lock punched and the vehicle ransacked. A Canadian passport and keys to a friend’s vehicle were stolen. The vehicle was cleaned prior to reporting. The incident was reported for insurance purposes.

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Registration Members only: Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 2012 ~ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm KinVillage Community Centre, 5430 10th Ave., Tsawwassen General registration: Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2012 ~ 10:00 am - 11:30 am Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall NEW - Saturday, Feb. 18th, 2012 - NEW 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Cedar Park Church, Ladner

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The following are some of the calls of interest the Delta police responded to in the South Delta area between Wednesday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 29: Tsawwassen • January 25, 700-block of Tsawwassen Beach Drive: Complainant reported someone had entered his vehicle and stole his driver’s licence, two credit cards and a debit card. There was no damage to the vehicle. The cards were cancelled. A person was caught using one of the cards and charged for unauthorized use of a credit card. The credit cards and driver’s licence were added to CPIC. • January 27, 11:04 a.m., 5100-block of 8A Avenue: Complainant reported they had received a telephone call from a person who pretended to be their grandson, needing money because he had been arrested in Montreal. They don’t have a grandson with the name used. A similar call had been made to them earlier this month. The file was

email: eldercollegedelta@kinvillage.org www.kinvillage.org/elder_college

Our purpose is to extend to our valued citizens, over 50, a variety of programs with a view to expanding their knowledge and enhancing their lifestyles.

K18(b) - Life Transitions - Repeat course Presenter: Barbara Leroy (MA in Counselling Psychology) 1 session: $20. Class size max 15 Wednesday: Apr 11th 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Multi-purpose room, KinVillage Community Centre, 5430 10th Ave., Tsawwassen L18 – History: Why is Latin America so divided? Presenter: Guillermo Bustos (Retired Delta Educator) 4 sessions: $35. Class size max 25 Tuesdays: Apr 17th, 24th & May 1st, 8th 10:00 am - 11:30 am Cedar Park Church, 5300 44th Avenue, Ladner M18 – Conversational Spanish Presenter: Patrick David (Retired Educator) 6 sessions: $55. Class size max 20 Tuesdays: Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th & Apr 3rd, 10th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Multi-purpose room, KinVillage Community Centre, 5430 10th Ave., Tsawwassen N18 – Literature: Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath Presenter: David Hunt (Past Chair of ElderCollege Council and Retired Educator) 6 sessions: $55. Class size max 20 Wednesdays: Mar 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th & Apr 4th, 11th 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Augustine House, 3820 Arthur Drive, Ladner P18 - Opera Highlights - Great Baroque Opera Presenter: Nicolas Krusek (Orchestral Musician, Conductor, Speaker and Graduate of UBC) 6 sessions: $55. Class size max 20 Fridays: Mar 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th & Apr 13th 10:15 am - 12:15 pm Augustine House, 3820 Arthur Drive, Ladner Q18 - Ukulele - Beginners Presenter: Pat Thiesen (Retired Delta Music & Band educator) 4 sessions: $35. Class size max 10 Tuesdays: Mar 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 10:00 am - 11:30 am Multi-purpose room, KinVillage Community Centre, 5430 10th Ave., Tsawwassen R18 - Oil Painting Presenter: Norman Buchko (Retired Delta Educator) 4 sessions: $35. Class size max 15 Mondays: Apr 2nd, 16th, 23rd & 30th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Delta Secondary School (DSS), 4615 51st Street, Ladner S18 – Science: Can You Guess What Will Happen Next? Presenter: Tom Griffing (Retired Educator) 4 sessions: $35. Class size max 20 Thursday: Apr 12th, 19th, 26th & May 3rd 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Cedar Park Church, 5300 44th Ave., Ladner T18 - “Wining and Dining at Wellbrook Winery” – Cooking Class and Dinner with Chef Peppe, the Singing Chef 1 session: Cost: $61.60 ($55.00 + HST). Class size max 16 Monday: Apr 30th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Wellbrook Winery, 4626 88th Street, Delta U18 - OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society) 1 session: $5.00 (includes entrance fee and program) Class size max 30 Friday: May 4th 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm OWL, 3800 - 72nd Street, Delta V18 - West Coast Seeds - Containers & Raised Beds 1 session: $10 (includes container, soil, seeds). Class size max 15 Sunday: Apr 15th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm West Coast Seeds, 4930A Elliott Street, Ladner

Thank you to the following for their support: Augustine House, Cedar Park Church, Sacred Heart Parish, KinVillage Community Centre and Facilities, Delta Cable Communications, Century Group, South Delta Leader, Delta Optimist, Delta School District, Delta Parks and Rec, Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club, West Coast Seeds, Wellbrook Winery, OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society)


A12 The Delta Optimist February 3, 2012 In the Community

Food Skills for Seniors is coming to Ladner Six-week course hosted by Ladner United Church teaches healthy eating in fun environment Whether you’re young or old, it pays to eat healthy. Food intake usually declines as one ages and it may become increasingly important for seniors to ensure that what they do eat is nutritious. Sweets and other “empty calorie” foods, which provide little in the way of nutrition, are best to be limited. There are many benefits

for seniors to eat healthy, some of which include increased and enhanced cognitive and physical functionality, higher energy levels, higher immune system, faster recuperation and better management of many chronic conditions and illnesses. A balanced diet and physical activity contribute to a higher quality of life and enhanced indepen-

dence. For the first time, Food Skills for Seniors, a sixsession healthy cooking program that aims to teach and encourage healthy eating in a fun and relaxed environment, is being offered to seniors. This initiative is coordinated by the Canadian Diabetes Association and will be hosted by Ladner United

Church. “There are many seniors that live in the community that can benefit from this program and apply it to improve their overall health,” said Agnes Bauer, chairperson of the Parish Health Ministry at Ladner United Church. During the three-hour sessions, participants will learn how to get in the habit

REGISTRATION OF KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS Registration of Kindergarten students who are eligible for entry in September 2012 will take place on the following dates and times shown.

of eating well by learning strategies such as reducing sodium intake in their food, enjoying good fats, fibering up, looking for hidden sugars, food safety, food storage and cooking smart with a smaller budget. “Information on local programs will also be shared to help reduce the barriers seniors face when making healthy choices,” said Sepia Sharma, community facilitator for the program. In addition, Sharma emphasizes the importance of purchasing local, unprocessed food and preparing meals at home to

(For verification of your catchment school, please contact the School Board Office at 604-952-5340 or visit our website at http://web.deltasd.bc.ca)

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LADNER AREA Hawthorne Holly Ladner (Fr. Imm./English) Neilson Grove Port Guichon

5160 Central Ave. 4625 - 62 St. 5016 - 44 Ave. 5500 Admiral Blvd. 4381 - 46A St.

Friday, Thursday, Wednesday, Thursday, Tuesday,

February 24 February 16 February 22 February 16 February 14

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

TSAWWASSEN AREA Beach Grove Cliff Drive English Bluff Pebble Hill (Traditional) South Park (Fr. Imm./English)

5955 - 17A Ave. 5025 - 12 Ave. 402 English Bluff Rd. 246 - 52A St. 735 Gilchrist Dr.

Tuesday, Tuesday, Thursday, Monday, Wednesday,

February 21 February 14 February 23 February 20 February 15

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

604-948-9309 will come to your home

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stay healthier on a smaller budget. The program starts Feb. 23 and will be held on six consecutive Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Space is limited. For registration or more information, contact Bauer at 604-9400548 or Sharma at 604-5075445.

• DRESSMAKING • ALTERATIONS

B.C.’s Ministry of Education has been phasing in full-day Kindergarten and is now fully implemented.

SCHOOL

Agnes Bauer

Over 25 Years Experience

PLEASE REGISTER AT YOUR CATCHMENT AREA SCHOOL

NORTH DELTA AREA Annieville Brooke Chalmers Cougar Canyon Devon Gardens (Fr. Imm./Montessori) Gibson Gray Heath (Traditional) Hellings Jarvis (Traditional) McCloskey Pinewood Richardson (Fr. Imm./English) Sunshine Hills (Fr. Imm./English)

“There are many seniors that live in the community that can benefit from this program and apply it to improve their overall health.”

For That Special Someone...

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Madison Mather February 5, 2012

A child may be registered to attend Kindergarten in September 2012 if his or her fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31, 2012. At the time of registration, the following documents must be provided: 1. Proof of birth date for the student (birth certificate or passport) (registration will not be accepted until proof of birth date is received) 2. Proof of citizenship for both the parent and the student (Canadian birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, landed immigrant document, permanent resident card) 3. Immunization record, Care Card, medical and emergency contact information 4. Proof of Residency (Property Taxes - current receipt, purchase/rental agreement or rental receipt) Parents should be aware that students may be required to attend a school outside of their usual attendance area if class enrolments exceed 19. Application forms for French Immersion are completed separately and are available at all elementary schools. Completed application forms for entry into Early French Immersion should be delivered only to the French Immersion school in your attendance area on or before 4:00 pm, Friday, February 3, 2012. Successful applicants should register their child(ren) at the school indicated in the confirmation letter. Registration procedures will be as described above. For more information on French Immersion Parent Information Meeting nights, please visit our website at http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/frimm, or contact Christine Carriou at ccarriou@deltasd.bc.ca or 604-952-5066.

NON-CATCHMENT AND NON-DISTRICT APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT DISTRICT SCHOOLS COMMENCING FEBRUARY 1, 2012 AND WILL RECEIVE PRIORITY IN THE RESPECTIVE CATEGORY IF RECEIVED PRIOR TO MARCH 9, 2012.

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Applications are now being accepted for the Traditional Elementary Schools and are to be completed separately. Forms are available at Heath, Jarvis and Pebble Hill Traditional Elementary Schools or on the district website at http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/. Completed application forms should be delivered only to those schools on or before 4:00 pm, Friday, February 3, 2012.

Jump in the Breadbox, You Crumb Skinnamarink! Hugs & Love... Grandma


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Bird Seed ! Suet ! Bird Feeders ! Bird Houses ! Birdbaths ! Hardware ! Optics & More!

Wild Bird Center of Delta

inister’s inute

Discover a Better Backyard Birdfeeding Experience at the Wild Bird Center of Delta!

Elizabeth Northcott

All Saints Anglican Church

Bless you visit people is “God bless you” and I go from their presence feeling particularly peaceful and lighthearted. One blessing that I offer is, “May you bless God where ever you go, and may you see the face of Christ in everyone you meet...” Perhaps we need to remember that a blessing that invokes the peace and presence of God is more than a “throw-away” line; we are calling upon the power of God to bless us on our journey. What a difference it might make to a lonely heart, or a troubled mind, to hear a word of God’s blessing. What might be even more powerful is our recognizing the face of Christ in the one who both receives, and gives, such a blessing. Let’s try it today: “May God bless you!”

NOWOPEN in T s a w w a s s e n

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CHURCH DIRECTORY

St. David’s Anglican Church

9 am Worship Service and Sunday School 11 am Worship Service

www.stdavidsdelta.com

Clergy: The Rev. Mike Dobson

We Welcome You to Join Us!

www.standrewsdeltabc.org

693 53rd St., Tsawwassen 604-943-2911

WORSHIP & GODLY PLAY SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAYS at 10am

Delta students who wish to submit a Non-Catchment Application at a new school, must submit a new Non-Catchment Application and will receive priority in this category if their application is received starting February 1st and before: March 9, 2012.

www.tsawwassenunited.org

Minister: the Rev Dan Kirkegaard Music Director: Sandra Dawn Nash

Current Non-District students who wish to continue at the same school for the next school year, are NOT required to submit a new Non-District Application. Current Non-District students who wish to attend a different school in Delta for the next school year, must submit a new Non-District Application and will receive priority in this category if their application is received starting February 1st and before: March 9, 2012.

10 am Sunday Services

All Saints Anglican Church

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

4755 Arthur Drive Ladner 604-946-8413

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

SUNDAY SERVICES

Christianity Explored DVD course (n/c), Sun., Jan. 22 - Mar. 11, 6-8pm. Dessert & coffee, child care provided.

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

WEDNESDAY SERVICES

southdelta.org sundays cedar park church

New Applicants

THIS SUNDAY

Kindergarten Students living in school’s catchment area should apply at the catchment area school on the designated registration date or thereafter.

Sermon Title: “Checking Your Heart” - The Hands of God Speaker: Pastor Bob Friesen

Kindergarten to Grade 12 Students living in school’s catchment area will receive priority in this category if application is received before: June 8, 2012.

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

Non-Catchment area students will receive priority in this category if application is received before: March 9, 2012.

www.cedarparkchurch.com

Non-District students will receive priority in this category if application is received before: March 9, 2012.

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

9:00 am roots 10:45 am renew

www.southdelta.org Benediction Lutheran Church

www.allsaintsladner.org

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

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

Pastor Courtenay Reedman

LADNER

Ladner Christian Fellowship

Definitions

CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Welcomes you Come worship with us on Sunday February 5, 2012 10:30 am

Home of the South Delta Food Bank & Creation Station Daycare

Message by: Andrew Aukema

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

Students not living in Delta who wish to attend school in Delta.

“Wisdom as Witness” James 1:5-8 & 3:13-18

Pastors: Danny Stebeck, Gabriel Torrealba 01184296

PLEASE NOTE: The time and date will be recorded on all applications and registrations at time of receipt. Non-Catchment and Non-District Applications will be accepted at District schools commencing February 1, 2012.

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

LADNER GOSPEL ASSEMBLY

SUNDAY - 10AM

Delta students already registered in Delta will continue for the new school year.

Non-District Students:

Service of Holy Communion

4979-44A Avenue, Ladner 604-946-9179 • 604-946-4224

Continuing Delta Students

Students living in Delta who wish to attend a different catchment area school in Delta.

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

9:00 am

Please note change of time

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

www.facebook.com/anglicanchurch

Delta School District is pleased to accept applications from families and students residing within and outside of the Delta School District. We offer a wide range of learning programs for all students.

Non-Catchment Students:

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

SUNDAY

Wednesday service

11 am Holy Communion (BCP) and lunch

REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE 2012/2013 SCHOOL YEAR

Ladner United Church

St. Andrew's Church

Sunday services

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

Students living in the catchment area of their designated school.

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StoreHours:OpenMonday-Saturday9:30am-6pm,Friday:OpenLateuntil7pm,Sunday&Holidays:Noon-5pm

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

Catchment Area Students:

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1315 56th St., Unit 123 ! (604) 943-5780 ! www.wildbird.com/delta

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

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As the birds start to chirp announcing longer days and the buds begin to explode from their winter cover, many of us also begin to sneeze. “Bless you,” is a common response we share with our neighbour, that is, if English is your mother tongue. I’ve checked with Wikipedia and there is a long list of responses to sneezes in many languages, most of them are translated as “to your health.” Our Dutch friends say, “Gezondheid,” and that literally means “health.” It’s wonderful that we bless each other when we sneeze, but wouldn’t it be amazing if we blessed our neighbour even when we don’t? One of the blessings I often hear when I

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


A14 The Delta Optimist February 3, 2012

FOR APPOINTMENT

This man’s upper & lower leg pain will be gone in just a handful of treatments.

So many titles to choose from ...

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In the Community

$10 OFF Perms, Foils & Color Services for the Month of February

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Monica would like to welcome old & new clients to her new location at Talking Heads

LimberUp Physiotherapy is the solution to your leg pain problems. The limited range, burning ache, and daily discomfort that usually bothers him will be gone with treatment from our physiotherapy, kinesiology, and orthotics team. Plantar Fasciitis and shin splints are common injuries associated with running and physical exercise. Custom foot orthotics may help in the prevention and treatment of plantar fasciitis and shin splints. If you feel upper and lower leg pain, you can learn more about which therapy options are right by taking advantage of LimberUp Physiotherapy's no obligation appointment. For many sufferers of leg pain, LimberUp Physiotherapy brings welcome relief. CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE YOUR NO OBLIGATION APPOINTMENT.

LimberUp Physiotherapy | 604.946.6516 | #105 - 4515 Harvest Dr., Ladner, BC

PHOTO BY

CHUNG CHOW

Shoppers browse through some of the approximately 6,000 titles at KinVillage’s annual book sale last weekend in Tsawwassen. Proceeds from the three-day sale benefit the KinVillage Community Centre and adjacent care home.

We can…

Fair offering opportunity to present fundraising ideas

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The Delta Parent Advisory Committee is hosting a Fundraising Fair later this month. Set for Saturday, Feb. 25 from noon to 5 p.m. at the East Delta Hall, the fair will provide community organizations, teachers and PAC members the opportunity to browse booths of local vendors to get ideas for fundraisers at their schools. Organizers are looking for businesses that could serve as fundraisers for schools to set up booths at the fair. Whether you serve pizza or have a product students could re-sell to raise money, or anything in between, the fair is a great opportunity to showcase what you offer to school groups, bands, sports teams and others. For more information, email jgolby@gmail.com.

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Prayer breakfast next Saturday

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The 38th edition of the Delta Leadership Prayer Breakfast is set for Saturday, Feb. 11 at 8 a.m. at the Delta Town & Country Inn. RCMP Insp. Tim Shields will be the guest speaker. Contact Linda Frost for tickets 604-943-7775.


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leisure&lifestyles

features co-ordinator: Dave Willis

604-946-4451

email: dwillis@delta-optimist.com

....in South Delta

New drop-in players wanted Badminton and pickleball sessions offered in Tsawwassen and Ladner BY

DAVE WILLIS

dwillis@delta-optimist.com

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alling all badminton and pickleball players. Delta is offering drop-in sessions for the two sports and is encouraging new players to give them a shot. “These programs are available to all and we encourage new people to come out and try it,” says Kelly Wilson, recreation program co-ordinator with Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture. Sessions take place at the Ladner Community Centre and at the new gym at the South Delta Recreation Centre in Tsawwassen. The gym opened in September in the space previously occupied by

Delta Gymnastics, which has moved to the new Delta Sport Development Centre in Ladner. Badminton player Karsten Holmsen says with the South Delta Recreation Centre gym’s four courts (two more than the Ladner Community Centre), there could be more room for coaching and training. He says the current group has a real mixture of players in terms of skill level. “We welcome any new players,” he says. Pickleball player Bobbi Blair echoes that comment, noting all skill levels would be welcomed, first timers in particular. “We’d love to have beginners. That’s the only way you make the game grow,” she says.

PHOTO BY CHUNG CHOW

Badminton players Jean Damato (left), Karsten Holmsen and Bob Bisaillon at the Ladner Community Centre.

Pickleball is played with a paddle and a wiffle ball. “It’s almost like tennis

on a badminton court with a low net,” says Bernie Vanengelsdorp, who’s been

playing for about five years. He says he enjoys the exercise as well as the

teamwork aspect of the game while playing doubles. Drop-in costs for badminton and pickleball are $5.75 for adults and $4 for seniors and youth. For more information visit www.corp.delta.bc.ca. Schedule: Badminton: • Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at Ladner Community Centre • Thursdays from 9:15 a.m. to noon and 8 to 10 p.m. at South Delta Recreation Centre Pickleball: • Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Ladner Community Centre • Monday and Wednesday from 12:45 to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the South Delta Recreation Centre

Self-help book deals with divorce Tsawwassen’s Lisa Thomson has written a self-help book for women thinking about leaving their marriage or who are already going through a divorce. The Great Escape: A Girl’s Guide to leaving a Marriage is described as a how-to guide to dealing with the practicalities of ending a marriage and going through the subsequent divorce process. It also includes advice on how to hire a lawyer, divorce law, parenting and budgeting after

separation, and how to deal with social changes bound to occur after a divorce. “I think what makes this book a little bit different is that it does sort of focus on people who are just thinking about it, maybe a little bit afraid or not sure where to start, because it can be extremely overwhelming,” says Thomson. “It’s one of the biggest decisions a person can make.” Thomson went through a divorce that stretched from 2005 to 2010.

She says the number one inspiration to start writing the book were people’s reactions to her separation. “What sort of got me going on this process was realizing that when the woman leaves the marriage, there isn’t as much support from friends, from society in general. I feel that there’s a bit of a stereotype out there that the women is the one that gets left then she gets a lot of support.” The Great Escape: A Girl’s Guide to leaving a Marriage is

available at http://www.lisathomsonlive.com and at Black Bond Books in Ladner. PHOTO BY DAVE WILLIS

Lisa Thomson with her new self-help book The Great Escape: A Girl’s Guide to Leaving a Marriage. She says getting a divorce can be overwhelming and is one of the biggest decisions a person can make.

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Eating Right Pita Crisps Assorted varieties. 224 g.

99 ea.

340 to 400 g. Or Crunchys 310 g. Or Humpty Dumpty Party Mix 300 g. Assorted varieties. Or Cheese Pleesers 285 g.

299

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Old Dutch Arriba Tortilla Chips Assorted varieties. 280 g.

299

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Gourmet Meat Shoppe Chicken Wings

Safeway SELECT Meat Lasagna Frozen. 2.27 kg.

Assorted varieties. Frozen. Just Heat and Serve. 908 g.

Frozen. 312 g.

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Custom Catering Trays

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Old Dutch Pretzels

Assorted varieties. 220 to 320 g.

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Vanilla or Chocolate. 8 Inch. 1/2 cake.

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Tostitos

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Football Dome Cake

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Coca-Cola or Pepsi Soft Drinks

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Old Dutch Crunch

Or Baked Potato Crisps. Assorted varieties. 200 g.

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Orville Microwave Popcorn

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Lumberjack Sandwich

299

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Gourmet Meat Shoppe Italian Meat Balls with Sauce

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Fantasy Gardens, a new exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery, features the work of Neil Wedman and Ladner’s Stuart McCall. Wedman, a well-known local artist, spent many hours in the courtroom during Bill Vander Zalm’s Fantasy Gardens trial in 1991, producing portraits of all the players in what was at the time a gripping political drama. McCall, a photographer, had often wondered about the state of the neglected garden at the old and abandoned Fantasy Gardens site. So one day he hopped the fence and spent many hours wandering the property, taking photographs of what had become an amazing tangled web of plants and statuary. “The photographs reflect the demise prior to redevelopment of a once upon a time tourist attraction tainted by political controversy and changing economics,” the gallery’s website states.

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Hawaiian guitarist and singer/songwriter John Cruz will play a show at the Rose and Crown Pub in Tsawwassen next week. Cruz had one of his songs included on Grammy Awardwinning CD Slack Key Guitar Volume 2 in 2005 and was named the Best Singer/Songwriter by Hawaii Magazine in 2008. The Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts gave Cruz’s second CD, One of These Days, its highest honour in 2008 by awarding him the Na Hoku Hanohano Award for Contemporary Album of the Year. He performed at U.S. President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009 and met Obama last year in Hawaii after playing at a fundraising event. Cruz is working on a new album, a project that “promises to be inspirational, emotional, at times celestial and of course, completely magical,” his website states. Cruz, whose debut album was released in 1996, has performed at events like Bluesfest in Australia, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Summerstage in New York’s Central Park. His music has also been featured on the TV show Hawaii Five-O. The show at the Rose and Crown Pub in Tsawwassen is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Admission is free. For more on Cruz visit http://johncruz.com.

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Sidekick auditions next week Sidekick Players is on the hunt again for actors. The Affections of May will round out Sidekick’s 15th season in May and director Carroll Lefebvre is looking for actors to fill the four roles in Norm Foster’s most popular play. After being deserted by her husband, a woman sud-

denly finds herself the centre of attention in a small resort town. The Affections of May is funny, bordering on farce, without crossing the line. Auditions will be on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Monday, Feb. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre.

These will be open auditions and will feature a cold read from the script. There will be no appointments. It is a non-equity production. The cast requires one female (30-35) and three males (mid-30s to mid-40s). If you are older, but can “play” the above ages, con-

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sider auditioning. E-mail resume and/or headshot to carroll.lefebvre@hotmail.com. The script is available at the Vancouver Library for perusal prior to the audition. For further information, contact the e-mail address above.

The Tilopa Kadampa Buddhist Centre is offering bi-weekly meditation classes at the Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery. Classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. During the classes the teacher, Gen Kelsang Delek, will explain how to meditate and will give practical instructions on how to use meditation and Buddhist understanding to reduce stress and other problems encountered in daily life. The classes are self-contained so participants can drop in any week. Upcoming class topics include: • Feb. 14 - How to create happiness • Feb. 28 - Turning attachment into love • March 13 - Turning anger into patience • March 27 - Turning depression into hope Classes run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Longhouse Gallery, 1710-56th St. It costs $10 per class. For more information visit http://tilopa.org or call 604-221-2271.

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(Above) Delta Pacers star guard Lucas Goosen battles his way through traffic during Tuesday’s Stebbings/Murray Cup senior boys basketball game against the South Delta Sun Devils. (Top right) Nolan Sullivan hauls in a rebound for the Devils while (right) Grade 10 Andrew Jones played a major part in the Pacers fourth quarter comeback that eventually led to a 80-77 overtime win.

Pacers win cup thriller over cross-town rival Sold out gym highly entertained as hometown Pacers rally for 80-77 overtime win against South Delta to stay perfect in league play MARK BOOTH

The big winner was the South Delta basketball community as a pair of high school rivals put on a show that more than exceeded the pre-game hype. In the end, the Delta Pacers outlasted the South Delta Sun Devils 80-77 in overtime to capture the Stebbings/Murray Cup and improve to 7-0 in Fraser Valley Southwest League play. The night seemed to belong to Sun Devils star guard Dustin Triano whose spectacular inside and outside game resulted in a 40point performance and his team riding an eight point lead into the final quarter. That’s when the Pacers rallied behind play of promising Grade 10 Andrew Jones, who

scored 12 of his 16 points, and a dagger delivered by their own standout player. Just moments after Triano drained a three-pointer to put his team in front with less than two minutes remaining, Lucas Goosen delivered a three of his own that was at least six feet beyond the arc. It was a shot that tied the game and set the stage for the talented senior to take over the rest of the way, en route to a 26 point performance. “Honest to goodness the turning point was when Lucas hit that three,” said Pacer head coach Scott Masse. It had to be a 28 footer. He pulled up out of nowhere and tied the game. Then I think the boys started to believe.” Sun Devil head coach James Johnston agrees.

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He challenged his players last week by suggesting they needed to step up against better teams. His squad delivered perhaps its most complete game of the season but the visitors were staggered by Goosen’s bomb and fatigue seemed to catch up with them the rest of the way. “I thought we were in good shape and he stepped up, hits that shot and that kind of buried us a little bit,” he said. “We didn’t run our stuff in overtime but I think that was more about fatigue. Guys breaking down a little bit and had trouble concentrating.” The Devils’ attempt to shut down Goosen was to start four large bodies and rely on the athleticism of Jackson Temple who looked like he was capable of playing middle linebacker for the

school’s football team if he wanted to. The 6-foot-3 senior did a splendid job. “He is our best athlete and I thought he was fantastic,” continued Johnston. “We played well defensively and, for us, that sets the tone. We know we are going to score and we know when we get the ball to Triano we are going to have success. But we need to make it happen on the defensive end. Against a team like this that has some balance and a superstar, I thought we did a really good job. Goosen delivered in the dying minutes for the Pacers but it was his young supporting cast that made the win possible. Grade 10 Ryan Cowley was a workhorse in the paint and recorded a double-double, while Will Schwan hauled in 16 rebounds.

When Delta desperately needed a fourth quarter spark it was Jones who delivered. “Andrew is instant offense off the bench,” said Masse. “He is fearless for Grade 10. I have never seen a player like him and sometimes we have to encourage him to keep trying to score.” Jones, who works on his game over the summer at the DRIVE basketball academy, made sure to give his star teammate credit for his success. “(Lucas) gets a lot of plays open to me. I can work off him,” he said. “I just thought I needed the ball right now and I got to be aggressive and go to the hoop. “This is win huge. I think we can make a run at the Valley (playoffs). We have to keep it going and working hard.”

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$10,000** You SAVE $4,500*

Use a portion of $4,500 for a Bonus and some as savings to you

Buyer’s agent INCENTIVE BONUS of $4,500

YOU decide how much to offer the Buyer’s REALTOR®… anywhere from 1% to the traditional fee split, plus an incentive bonus*

$500,000

$11,000 You SAVE $6,000*

Use a portion of $6,000 for a Bonus and some as savings to you

Buyer’s agent INCENTIVE BONUS of $6,000

Your savings could be as much as $5,000, $6,000, $7,000 or more… Or, use all or a portion of these savings as an incentive bonus for the Buyer’s REALTOR® to get their buyer’s into your home!

$600,000

$13,200 You Save $6,300*

Use a portion of $6,300 for a Bonus and some as savings to you

Buyer’s agent INCENTIVE BONUS of $6,300

$700,000

$15,400 You SAVE $6,600*

Use a portion of $6,600 for a Bonus and some as savings to you

Buyer’s agent INCENTIVE BONUS of $6,600

$800,000

$17,600 You SAVE $6,900*

Use a portion of $6,900 for a Bonus and some as savings to you

Buyer’s agent INCENTIVE BONUS of $6,900

$900,000

$19,800 You SAVE $7,200*

Use a portion of $7,200 for a Bonus and some as savings to you

Buyer’s agent INCENTIVE BONUS of $7,200

BOB OR LINDA

604-946-8899

YOUR SAVINGS

$14,500

$17,000

$19,500

$22,000

$24,500

$27,000

YOU CAN SAVE UP TO: $4,500

$6,000

$6,300

$6,600

$6,900

$7,200

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1,770 square foot, 3 level townhome in Central Ladner location. Terrific layout with a nice bright living room, dining area, kitchen & eating area with access to 2 decks. Total of 4 bedrooms, master with large walk in closet. 2.5 baths. RARE EXTRA LARGE double garage & a fenced yard. A small 9-unit complex with low maintenance of only $100 per month. New roof & a newer hot water tank. Immediate possession possible. Bob or Linda 604-946-8899

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$439,000

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#13, 5661 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner

$239,000

SUTTON GROUP WEST COAST REALTY WEST COAST

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

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A24 The Delta Optimist February 3, 2012

Young swimmers steal the spotlight as Dolphins host their own invitational

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Winskil Dolphin swimmers (left to right) Kaitlyn Hurst, Emma Colter and Emily Cocking got an opportunity to compete in the club’s recent invitational meet. club’s annual fundraiser and an integral piece in its continued operation. For this reason, Winskill Dolphins would like to thank the generous support its major meet sponsors, Thrifty

Foods and Cobbs Bread, who made the event possible and fed the hardworking meet volunteers. Thanks as well to the Corporation of Delta and the staff at the Winskill Pool.

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The Winskill Dolphins hosted over 200 swimmers at their invitational meet. The little club from Tsawwassen had its own National and Provincial performers on hand, but it was the Junior and Regional Dolphins, many of whom had never raced at a Lower Mainland Regional meet before, that stole the show. Decked out in blue and yellow, Mia Calder, Emily Cocking, Emma Colter, D’Alton and Devon Dupuis, Amy and Meghan Hendrickson, Kaitlyn Hurst, Sarah Martin, Connor Nelson, Maxim Niderost, Reghan Nobbs, Genevieve Salahor, Calvin Slinn, Sidney Marshall, Joshua Yeo, Rasmus Gundermann, and Ryan Martin made huge improvements in events ranging from 50 metre backstroke to 100 freestyle Highlights included Ryan Martin swimming his first 800m free race and Joshua Yeo competing in the 400 free for the first time ever. “Exposure to racing is at the core of our sport and to provide that experience to these young swimmers is essential to their development,” said Dolphins Head Development Coach Erin Taylor. “Weekends like this are where the passion for swimming begins, where the whole team gets involved, from novice to elite athletes, coaches and parents, and the energy and atmosphere captures the imagination.” The Winskill Dolphins meet is the

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February 3, 2012 The Delta Optimist A25

WORD CHALLENGE SPONSORED BY:

Jeff Jantzi BA, ABR, SRES

RUSS NUGENT

604.928.0382

Sutton Group-Seafair Realty 1625 56th St., Tsawwassen

email: rnugent@ladnerhomes.com

Living & Playing in Ladner for most of his life

RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 604-946-8000

NEW LISTING

$669,900 5314 Belair Crescent, Tsawwassen 2485 square foot 3 bedroom Spanish style basement entry family home on a great south exposed lot in a nice neighborhood. Master Bedroom has a remodeled 3 piece ensuite with a full 2 person shower. Kitchen is bright & cheery with some updating & faces south with views out over the big newly fenced backyard. Downstairs has a rec room with wet bar & plenty of storage, & a family room. All windows have been updated, & a new rear deck with metal railings. This is a truly nice family home.

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

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER

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!

www.ladnerhomes.com www.ladnerrealestate.net

Ricki Willing

Your Floating Home Specialist

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WATERFRONT 4407 River Road West, Ladner

$889,000

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Sutton Seafair Realty

604-788-9727

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

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.

#28 3459 W River Rd 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.

$509,900

www.floathomesales.com

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

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A26 The Delta Optimist February 3, 2012

“If You’re Going To Be Selling Your House In The Next 6 - 12 Months, What You Do Right Now Could Mean A Difference Of Thousands Of Dollars - Especially If You’re Going To Be Buying Another Home...” Tsawwassen (BC)-- Even though your house isn’t on the market yet, the buyer for your house is already starting to read the real estate magazines -- just like you are right now. A recent interview with Philip Seel of Multiple Realty revealed several tips for anyone thinking of selling their South Delta home. “Most owners think that their homes will sell quickly. Everyone thinks that their home is special and will bring a good price. In fact a lot of all new listings that go on the market eventually expire with the home still unsold.” If you are going to be selling your house in the next six months, there are some

things you can be doing now that will help you get top dollar for your home when you do sell it. You may be looking at this publication right now looking for the next home you are going to buy -- even though you haven’t sold the house you are in now. If that’s the case, it’s especially important for you to plan your move properly. A special report has just been released which shows you step by step what you need to do to get ready to sell your house for top dollar quickly. Here’s some of what you’ll learn: • Why buyers love model homes and how to make your house show like one.

Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Free Guide For Smart Home Sellers: How to sell your house in as little as 24 hours -- without ever putting it “on the market”...

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• How to sell your house in as little as 24 hours -- without ever putting it “on the market” • How a 25 cent upgrade could earn you an extra $500 - $1000 when you sell. • How to and out what houses in any neighborhood are really selling for -and how long it takes for them to sell. • Why most real estate advertising will never sell your house -- and what to do about it. • How to avoid the most expensive mistakes smart people make when they buy or sell a home. • How to and out the current market value of your home for free over the phone. Philip says the information in this report will be of great value to anyone thinking of selling their South Delta home. To get a free copy of the guide for smart home sellers called “How To Sell Your House For Top Dollar Fast!” just call (866)510-0869 for a 24hr free recorded message and your guide will be mailed today! ******************************** Compliments of Philip Seel, Realtor® Multiple Realty Ltd., (604) 862-7138

Before You Decide To Sell Your House -- Listen To This Free Recorded Message What you do in the six months before you put your house on the market can make a difference of thousands of dollars more (or thousands of dollars less!) that you realize from the sale of your home. To and out the little things that can help make all the difference just call (866)510-0869 for a free recorded message 24 hours a day.

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February 3, 2012 The Delta Optimist A27

BRIAN ELSEY 604-551-9396

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Huge 9000 square foot lot. 2600 square foot, 5 bedroom and den with separate access to Nanny quarters (or mortgage helper) with kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and lounge. This property is ideally located in the central Southarm area - with schools, shopping, bus and Canada Line all within a 5 minute walk. Short drive to Historic Steveston Village. Newly constructed detached 24 x 24 garage and workshop combined with 12 ft ceilings and its own 220 amp sub panel.

Call Brian or Harry for a FREE MARKET EVALUATION of your home! RE/MAX PROGROUP - 1559 56TH STREET DELTA, B.C. - 604.943.8080 AMEX BROADWAY WEST REALTY - SUITE 201-10055 W. BROADWAY - 604.738.8878

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Distinctive 4 bdrm, 3 bath & den home designed for elegant entertaining. Unobstructed view of North Shore mountains across farmland from both the family room & upstairs sitting room. Triple drop ceilings w/crown molding in L/R & D/R, 9' ceilings throughout. Spacious kitchen, all cherry cabinets with oversize view window, new counter. Family room has magnificent view of mountains & farmland. Master bdrm on main with 4 pc ensuite & soaker tub. Upstairs has lounge with the same view & 2 skylights. Upstairs bath has huge soaker tub with skylight & shower with marble backsplash. 6 X 6 construction, concrete between floors, radiant hot water heat, 3 zones, garage floor is heated. Roof just refurbished - 10 year warranty. New paint inside, new carpets.

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A28 The Delta Optimist February 3, 2012

NEW LISTING CUSTOM BUILT EXECUTIVE HOME

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NEW LISTING SUBDIVIDE INTO 2 LARGE LOTS!

What an opportunity. Currently a 13,207 sq.ft. lot with very livable old house. Owner has gone through all the subdivision hoops and has 3rd reading approval to subdivide 2 RS6 building lots (6,300 sq.ft. and 6,900 sq.ft.). New buyer will need to put up costs for remaining subdivision fees. Ready to go! Don't miss this opportunity to develop 2 beautiful lots in excellent central location next toHawthorne School, and walking distance to Ladner Village!

5188 Central Ave., Ladner

priced @ $958,000

NEW LISTING BEAUTIFUL 2 BDRM, QUIET LOCATION!

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 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!

285 66A Street, Tsawwassen

priced @ $1,199,000 NEW LISTING

Stunning Condo in THE OLIVA

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Excellent top floor 1,012 sq ft 2 bedroom unit in a popular complex right in the heart of Tsawwassen Town Centre. Very quiet location overlooking garden area. Unit has just been freshly painted, private balcony, gas fireplace and ready to move in! Clean as a whistle! Priced to sell! Don't miss this opportunity.

#329 - 1441 Garden Pl., Tsawwassen

priced @ $269,900

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 942 sq.ft 2 bdrm unit in THE OLIVA, Tsawwassen's most centrally located and stylish Condo complex! The many features of this unit are Wide Plank Bamboo Flooring, granite counters, slate backsplash, 100% Sheep wool carpeting, updated crown mouldings, etc! 2 bdrms & 2 full bathrooms, good sized balcony, and BONUS: 2 parking spots! The Oliva is a "green" building built under the LEED principal with a mandate for healthier living, maximum comfort, & energy efficiency. 48 solar panels for preheating water supply, R4 Windows with E Squared coating, metal roof, brick, metal and hardy exterior, etc! Utility bill for year is only $35!!!

#314-1315 56 St., Tsawwassen

priced @ $369,900

NEW LISTING UPDATED 2-LEVEL WITH MORTGAGE HELPER! NEW LISTING

STUNNING TOWNHOME, EXCELLENT LOCATION!

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Beautiful, updated 2 level in prime West Ladner location, walking distance to all schools! 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, large 7,280 sq ft west facing lot! 3 bedrooms as part of the main living (2 up and 1 down) PLUS a 1 bdrm totally renovated self-contained suite renting @ $850/month, updates include new kitchen , bathrooms, flooring throughout, master bedroom has been renovated to include a walk-in closet and full ensuite! Newer windows throughout, paved stone patio, water tank, gas fireplaces, shed, landscaping! This home has 2 good-sized driveways! Walk to schools, river trails, historic Ladner Village Market, parks, tennis courts and more! Don't miss it!

Absolutely stunning 2 bedroom, 1,214 sq.ft, 2 full bathroom townhome in the desirable Pillars complex! Laminate flooring, new paint, slate tile, etc etc! Best location in complex with private yard and personal front entrance! Excellent condition, quiet location, 2 parking stalls, priced below comparable sales for action! Corner unit! Don't miss this one!

4337 48B St., Ladner

priced @ $608,800

#123 - 1702 56th Str, Tsawwassen

priced @ $379,900

NEW LISTING 1,900 PLUS SQ. FT. PENTHOUSE! NEW LISTING QUIET 2 BEDROOM CONDO!

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Stop right here! Rarely available 1,926 sq ft stunning penthouse unit at River WEst with 800 sq ft of decks! Feels like a large rancher! Updates include all new kitchen with quartz counters, etc! Newer carpets, appliances, Samsung & front loader washer/dryer with steam features, etc! etc! 9ft ceilings throughout plus 14ft vaulted ceilings in living room! 5 sets of patio doors to your massive sundrenched deck! Perfect for entertaining, etc! Price includes 32 ft boat slip! Do not miss this rare opportunity!

Top 1% of ALL REALTORS IN GREATER VANCOUVER in 2009, 2010, 2011

#309-4743 River Road West, Ladner

priced @ $629,900

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

NEW LISTING SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM CONDO!

Medallion Presidents Club Member

Excellent 855 sq.ft 2 bedroom condo in Oak Glen Terrace! Quiet location, top floor, large balcony, in-suite laundry! New carpeting and paint! Priced to sell! West facing. Complex has had many updates including new decks, roof, boiler, etc! Walk to Historic Ladner Village in minutes! Don't miss this great affordable home!

#23-5661 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner

priced @ $242,900 NEW LISTING STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME!

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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!

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!

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# 102 5550 14B Ave., Tsawwassen

priced @ $339,900

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priced @ $928,800

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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

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL!

5 BEDROOM WITH SUITE

G N I D N E P OFFER

JUST SOLD

by Fraser this week

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.

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5203 Lynn Place, Ladner

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

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!

priced @ $1,275,000

priced @ $513,900

10429 64th Avenue, Ladner

#9-4887 Central Ave, Ladner

EXECUTIVE TOWNHOME W/MASTER ON MAIN WATERFRONT EXECUTIVE HOME! JUST SOLD

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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!

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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.

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

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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.

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e degre 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!

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Gorgeous 2,663 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.

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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!

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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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e degre 360 our online lt vir tua Rectangular shared 6,447 sq ft building lot with rear lane access. RM1 zoned. Current structure on property will need to be demolished. Excellent West Ladner Village, nature trails and river across street! Potential views from 2nd floor! Ready to go! Build your dream home, neighbouring property 4612 River Road West also available on MLS. Potential for 3 coach home lots if bought with neighbouring property? Do your own due diligence at City Hall Please.

Rectangular lot (6,146 sq ft) with south facing rear yard and rear lane access, current old-timer 2 storey house could potentially be brought back to life and renovated to a character home! Or bring a D-9 cat and build your dream home with potential views from the 2nd floor. RM1 zoned. Walk to historic Ladner Village in minutes, river and nature trails across street! Excellent opportunity! Potential for 3 coach home lots if bought with neighbouring property? Do your own due diligence at City Hall Please.

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by Fraser this week Interesting holding property - located very close to waterfront in Boundary Bay. Side by side duplex (originally built for summer vacation home in the '50s). Rebuilt in 1988 it is an original Boundary Bay 10,111 sq ft gem - perfect to buy, hold and build on later... awesome location and super dimensions (66' x 156' lot) with western exposure. Build your gorgeous dream home or apply for a 6 ft variance and build a duplex (duplex zoned already). Don't wait - awesome price! Excellent tenant!

123 67th Street, 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.

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priced @ $439,000 plus HST

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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!

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!

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OAKLEY, Kenneth (Ken) Oct 06, 1930 - Dec 31, 2011

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On Saturday, December 31, 2011 Ken Oakley of Ladner, B.C. passed away peacefully at the age of 81. He is survived by his sister Maureen (John), his children Robin (Debbie), Lynn (Rob), Jill (Ken),and his grandchildren Aaron, Daniel, and Alexandra, nephew Jonathan, best friend Elaine, and many more friends. Ken will always be known for his zest for life and his ability to tell a joke (no matter how corny) or write a personalized limerick. He will also be remembered for his friendly nature and countless hours spent contributing to the square dance community. A memorial service will be held at 3pm Sunday, February 19th at the McKee Senior Center, Ladner. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Hospital Foundation or your local SPCA would be greatly appreciated.

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KERR, Wayne Dec. 21, 1942 - Jan. 26, 2012 It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Wayne after a very brief battle with cancer. Wayne will be deeply missed by his wife of 46 years, Mary, his son Brad, daughter Tracy (Barry), grandsons Brendan and Jared, sisters Gayle and Darlene, mother in-law Marion, sister inlaw Helen (Ken), many nieces and nephews and the coffee gang from McDonalds. No service as per his request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Loraine Thomas Hospice or Delta Hospital.

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Lillian Schmirler February 5, 2011

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Jan. 4, 1921 - Jan. 16, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father, Ed Marriott, on January 16th, 2012 at the age of 91. Ed was born on a farm in Bateman, Saskatchewan; son of Edwin C. Marriott and Mary Lauretta Coughlin. The Marriott family were pioneers in the early days of the province. Ed and his sister Dolly Morin (predeceased) had fond memories of Wiwa Hill School which they attended together. Ed enlisted in the RCAF in 1940 and served as a pilot and flight instructor during World War II with 145 Squadron, including the protection of convoys in the North Atlantic. He was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the Atlantic Star, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, and the 1939-1945 War Medal. He was most proud of his Mentioned In Dispatches Award. He was discharged in 1945 and went directly into TCA (Trans-Canada Airlines; later Air Canada) where he flew as a Supervisor Captain for 36 years. He retired from Air Canada in 1981. Ed met his wife, Mary, in 1945, in Moncton, New Brunswick, while she was a stewardess with TCA. She predeceased him on May 21st, 2007. Married for almost 60 years, they loved one another very much and valued spending time with family and friends. They both enjoyed playing tennis, badminton, curling, bridge and travelling. Ed was an enthusiastic sailor – he sailed out of the Baie d’Urfe Yacht Club in Quebec, where he won several sailing competitions in his Cygnus sailboat over the years. There are also many fond memories of him riding around the neighborhood on his black BMW motorcycle. While living in Tsawwassen, Ed enjoyed his motorhome which he used for vacations with Mary and fishing trips with his good friends. In his retirement years, Ed kept involved in various activities – he honed his skills as a snooker player, participating and officiating in snooker tournaments. For many years he enjoyed gathering on Wednesday evenings at the Kinsmen Club for a game or two. He had been a member of the Canadian Legion Branch 289 in Tsawwassen for 15 years and always looked forward to Saturday afternoons there, socializing and participating in the charity raffles. He was fondly known by the Legion members as a frequent winner of the draws. Ed and Mary will be forever remembered for their love and kindness, and are missed by their children: son Ted (Tsawwassen), daughter Gail Steele and her husband, Rick (Victoria); their grandchildren: Sharon Steele (Vancouver), Jeffrey Steele and his wife Marissa (Australia); their great-grandsons, Caden and Locklen Edwin (Australia); cousins Mabel and Edna, niece Daphne, and brothers-in-law Ray, Ron, Joe and Ed. Sister Stella Chafe, Mary’s only sister, has been a wonderful and supportive part of the family for many years. The family is honored that the new great-grandson will be taking the Edwin name in tribute to his great-grandfather. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the family doctor, Dr. Horst Hollinger, and the caring and dedicated staff of Delta Hospital. A private memorial will be held at a later date, when Ed and Mary will be laid to rest together in the Tsawwassen Cemetery. Condolences can be offered to the family on the website at www.deltafuneral.ca

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BICHON FRISE, fem, 5 months old, all shots, potty trained on command, extremely smart, healthy, $800. 604 517-0155 CHIHUAHUA TINY female, 3 mths old, very cute, $400. 1-604-815-1260, 1-604-815-8886 Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957 GERMAN SHEPHERD pups $550 shots, dewormed, see parents 604-625-0082. 778-344-8280

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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Cats

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FAMILY RAISED kittens, $50 ea dewormed, advantaged, litter trained, to nice homes only. 1-604-794-5972 LOVING 7 yr old cat looking for a quiet place to call home. She is very stressed in our multiple pet environment and she needs a place where she can just relax. If you have a soft spot in your heart for a shy cat please call Helen 604-948-2325

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Beauty Services

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Dogs

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Condos/ Townhouses

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

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Education

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Education

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Apt/Condos

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

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

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LADNER 1 bdrm $795 & 2 bdrm $910 incl., heat, h/w, prkg. Some pets ok. No dogs. No smoking. 604-940-8726 TSAW 2 br crnr ste, 2 ba all appl, w/d, fp, np, no bbq, nr ammen, $1580 inc heat/prkg, 604-943-6163

Apt/Condos

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 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 TSAWWASSEN COURT 1 BR $825, new reno, quiet, Incls heat/hotwater. 604-250-5390

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Houses - Rent

2 BR rancher on Hunter Rd, Tsaw, all appls, $1300. refs reqd, Walt 604-946-5168

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Dreaming of a New Home?

CHOOSE YOUR NEW HOME FROM OUR LIST OF WELL MAINTAINED AND MANAGED SUITES!

TSAWWASSEN Greensview

2 bedroom suite available includes d/w and garburetor. Building is located on bus route and within walking distance of shopping centre. For more info please call 604-943-0002

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

LADNER Lora Court 1 bedroom suite available in small quiet building. Rent includes 2 appls, carpets, drapes heat and parking. Near bus loop, rec centre and shopping. To view or for more info please call 604-946-4633 Evergreen Lane

Georgia Court/Harbourside

To advertise call 604-630-3300

3 BR, 1 ensuite, 1 full bath, 2300 sf, np, ns, Feb 1st. 5 appl, Ladner$1700+util 604-964-4383 LADNER 3 bdrm bsmt home, no smoking, no pet $1500/mo.avail Mar. 1st Call Tom 604-943-1927

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Office/Retail Rent

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR Ladner, $700 incl utils, internet & Bell TV, laundry, n/s n/p, avail now 604-440-4451 2 BDRM g/l ste, E. Ladner, priv entry, yard, parking, no pets, n/s, NOW, $975inc util, 604-537-5540

Space for Lease

★ LADNER Office/Retail/Commercial Space 727 sq.ft. Available March 1st

2 BR + storage, 1200sf, ground level entry, yard, gas fp, hi ceiling, wd, cable/net, np ns, $1160+utils, NOW, Tsaw. 604-229-2125 BACHELOR SUITE with priv ent, avail Mar 1st, for reliable mature responsible tenant. incls Electricity, hotwater, storage, parking. NS/NP.Beautiful Garden $500mth Must be able to Mow lawn. 604-943-4135

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

LADNER 1 BR glvl ste, brand new, ns/np, nr bus, Feb 1, $700 incls util, w/d, 778-960-1917

604-841-4662

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

1 BR shared cottage, Beach Grove, 30 secs from beach, new paint, large backyard, $675 incl utils, hi spd internet, TV, phone, hydro & gas, w/d, deep freeze, avail now, dog ok, wkly doggie waste pick-up, nd ns, no parties, suits mature, sincere, working person male or female with refs. 604-928-4367 2 BR AVAIL in Ladner house on farm, share bath & wd, $450 each incls. np, now, 604-946-1111

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt, bright, clean, w/d, n/s, no pets, utils incl. single prof, Avail Feb. 15 or Mar. 1, $700, Ladner. Call 604-312-3438

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: You’re dealing with groups. This triggers entertainment, friendship and a light, optimistic heart. Love could reach a heady climax Tuesday, or could suddenly occur with someone new Thursday. Whatever happens, by Friday/Saturday you stare a relationship straight in the face, and (I hope!) realize you need to do something about it – further it, fight, love, cooperate or end it, etc. Wait until Saturday p.m. to make your final decision. (Although in some senses next week, about Feb. 15, life will make the decision for you.) Tackle chores Wednesday – they connect to money luck. Taurus April 20-May 20: Be ambitious. Show your skills, talents. Butter up bosses/VIPs, show a parent love and respect (and ask for a favour). Use words, talk, email – you’ll get a gratifying answer in the weeks ahead. (But when that answer comes, be cautious about launching a big project based on it. Accept the goodwill, build a social connection w/the VIP, etc., but not a practical venture – yet.) Now to midApril, don’t commence projects involving charities, assembly lines, government agencies, institutions or “head office.” (If you work in these sectors, you get a pleasant respite.) Romance midweek? Gemini May 21-June 20: Your mellow, understanding, loving mood continues. You start this week with money concerns, but end it with beauty, pleasure and possible romance. (Since late ‘09, and continuing until October, romance has been/is slow, careful, a bit restricted, perhaps even scary or “secretive” – but also deep, sensual and transforming – if you surrender to it.) A friendship or acquaintance grows Monday/Tuesday. Luck strikes real estate, home, family and retirement sectors midweek. A sudden, magnetic attraction might occur Thursday or Friday, and fill Saturday, too. Start ventures Saturday.

Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

Cancer June 21-July 22: Secrets surround you – if you crack them, financial reward can result. Billionaires exist (in part) because they have looked at situations, seen what’s hidden from most eyes, and bravely exploited it. This week and next, do the same. Or, you can veer into sexy (but less profitable) stuff. Your energy’s high Sunday. Chase earnings, buy/sell Monday/Tuesday. Money might reach a climax – don’t overpay. Travel, communications and friendships bring luck Wednesday/Thursday – connect! A sudden good change might affect your career or status Thursday/Friday. An end, a lucky beginning. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Lie low, rest and contemplate Sunday – this rejuvenates you for a power-packed Monday/Tuesday, when all eyes will be on you. They’re watching to see if you co-operate, or fight. Co-operate, negotiate, seek opportunity with/through another – success lies in this direction. I envy your money potential Wednesday/Thursday – DON’T spend, DO collect or seek! Thursday and Friday can trigger unexpected meetings, communications, travel, educational surprise/success, or legal affairs. There is luck, even love, here. Follow your curiosity Friday/Saturday – travel, read, talk, ask questions. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Burrow into all those chores. This is a good week to buy vitamins, supplements, dry food, etc. Sunday offers friends, optimism and a hint of love! But retreat Monday/ Tuesday: rest, plan, be charitable, seek spiritual truth/experience. How you feel these two days is a clue to the inner nature of a person to whom you will be very attracted someday, if you’re single. Your energy and pizzazz surge back Wednesday/Thursday – pounce on a lucky real estate, foreign, educational or security opportunity. A sudden, powerful attraction hides an odd series of future events: careful!

1989 ROLLS-ROYCE Silver Spur, 1-owner, only 80,000 km, fully serviced, all orig like new. $25,000. 604-987-3876. D24627

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Domestic

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Sports & Imports

2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 136,000 kms 2006 Impala, original owner, no accidents, in like new condition. All power options $5,500 (604) 581-0589

2005 PONTIAC Grand Prix loaded, alloy wheels, pw seats, dingless, 95kms, 3.8 l V6, cln, spoiler, $6450. 604-563-4352

Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

TSAW. 3BR upper, w/Baker view, 1.5 bath, sunrm, lrg deck, 5 appls, ns, $1600 + util, ref’s, 604-943-8998, 604-250-4409

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

TSAW, LARGE 2 bdrm, 2 bath duplex style suite, own w/d, ns no pets, Nr Town Centre, $1375/m, avail Feb 1. call 604-948-0974

THE SCRAPPER

TSAW Upper 3 BR, fenced yard, deck, separate laundry, d/w. Pet neg, N/S, $1500 incl utils. Ref’s. 604-943-2270

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: 2010 and 2011’s grey, sober mood/outlook will last to October. Until then, appreciate your realistic view, respond to its emotional “request” – it’s asking you to increase your security, buy land, protect/nurture your kids/ family, and strengthen foundations. This will give you much more scope for happiness, October onward. During the present romantic week or two, you have a choice: go for infatuation, for more committed, binding and responsibility-engendering intimacy/ sex, or for singlehood. Choose whatever meets “sobriety’s request.” A stunning attraction, maybe, late week! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: You understand the world Sunday. Show your love to those who mean most: family, spouse, etc. Though this is a down-home, retreat-prone, “hibernation” month, you feel the tug of ambition (or demands of higher-ups) Monday/ Tuesday. A project could climax. Midweek brings friends, optimism, entertainment – and a possible surprise development in work or health. In work, it’s lucky. In health, it depends. Seek agreement, negotiate, contact someone Wednesday afternoon – success follows. Retreat Friday/Saturday, rest, contemplate, plan, contact civil servants: all’s well. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Communicate, talk, write, read, travel, run errands, handle paperwork, tackle all those light, daily business chores – it’s a great time, for instance, to gather all your tax receipts, ask the bank for missing items, etc. Sunday’s for mysteries and research – read a “deep” newspaper/ mag. Wisdom and a mellow, loving mood flow over you Monday/Tuesday: choose between a potentially light relationship and a profound one. Break no laws. Be ambitious Wednesday/Thursday: higher-ups want you to succeed, luck’s good. Friday/Saturday fulfill a wish – maybe romantically, maybe suddenly.

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Vans

1998 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER. Modified for wheelchairs - side entry ramp. Removable driver & passenger seats. 97,000 km. No accidents. $9,500. 604-535-3167

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2BDRM NS-BSMT SUITE $750. 184 & 64 Ave incl util & pkg, near amenities. Avail Mar 1. Ph. 604-574-6400 Ref. req.

TSAW, DELUXE, 1 bdrm ste, fully reno’d, drop ceil, crown, tile/ lam, slate gas f/p, priv entr, inste w/d, lrg bath with tub/shwr, stor, N/S N/P, $1150 incl utils, cable, internet, NOW. 604-313-6394

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Shared Accommodation

6595-25

Collectibles & Classics

2 BR newer above grnd Tsaw Ctre, yard, own ldry. $975+ util, ns np Avail Mar. 1st! 604-202-6400

★ TSAWWASSEN Office/Commercial space 640-1,658 sq.ft.

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1 BR, 1000sf, f/s, w/d, gas f/p, new lam flrs/carpets, priv patio, heat, cable, internet, $850 + shrd hyd, n/s n/p, Tsaw, 778-558-6390

Kelly Court / Tsawwassen Terrace

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

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

Check the Real estate section.

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Houses - Rent

Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 www.centurygroup.ca

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-812-3718

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AUTOMOTIVE

RV’s/Trailers

1996 Terry Travel Trailer, 27 ft SNOWBIRD SPECIAL, loaded, rear bedroom, front slider, ducted heat & air, large fridge, microwave, 3 burner stove, electric or gas hot water, many extras. New tires & batteries. Excellent shape, always has interior heat. Original owner. $7000. Located on N Shore. 604-817-4724

2007 JAYCO Travel Trailer, 25 ft, like new, sleeps 6, walk around queen bed, slide, a/c, BBQ, spare + lots of extras. $15,900. Ray 604-576-7476 eves. Private sale

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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 RESIDENTAL CLEANING Customized to suit your needs. Years of exp. Call 604-948-2835

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Concrete

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

Feb. 5 - 11, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Chase money. Buy, sell, seek a pay raise, lucrative new clients, etc. (In the stock market, buy dividend-producers, not “growth.”) Accept things at face value, rather than “digging deeper,” especially Monday/Tuesday, when secrets, financial mysteries and sexual desire call you. Your memory is reliable and you learn quickly. A sensual relationship might develop, though that was more likely last week and prior. Sunday’s for co-operation, attraction. Splendid luck imbues legal, foreign, love and intellectual zones midweek. Welcome a work/ career/home change Thursday/Friday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Tackle chores Sunday. This frees you for meetings and opportunities Monday/ Tuesday (and even beyond). Love might reach a climax, especially if a Gemini or Virgo is involved. If you’re involved in one of those nasty legal fights, now to late June gives you a respite – use these few months to develop other strengths, prospects. Depths, mysteries, sexual urges and financial goals arise Wednesday/Thursday – beneficially, luckily, especially Wednesday – a good time to buy a place. Wisdom, mellowness and gentle love appear Friday/ Saturday – and possibly a quirky, sexy new friend! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Get lots of rest this week and next. You’re about to begin the most remarkable decade-and-a-half of your life. It probably won’t hit you over the head until 2013/14, when passion, beauty and creative success blossom, or 2015/16, when huge new opportunities, relationships and horizons open – but even before these years, even later this month, this remarkable decade shows its strength and colour. You’ll sense it! Beauty, Sunday. Chores and health concerns Monday/Tuesday. Exciting, lucky meetings Wednesday/Thursday (but conserve your energy). Mysteries, profits, late week! timstephens@shaw.ca


HOME SERVICES Computer Services

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8155

Landscaping

HARBOURSIDE LAWN & Landscape. Mowing, aerating, power raking, moss control, fetilizing, hedging & more 604-317-0689

Delta PC Service & Consulting

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

Lawn & Garden

Call 778-882-4128

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Drywall

Commercial Residential SANDY

946-8460 or 202-8319

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Electrical

landscape construction

paving stones, concrete fences, arbors, sheds retaining walls decks, railings, stairs lawn installation

renovations interior exterior kitchens, bathrooms doors, windows hardiboard, cedar siding

VANSON LECTRIC

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

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Excavating

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“one call takes care of it all”

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

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PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance • • • • • • •

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

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

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Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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Handyperson

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

Professional Maintenace

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For anything Yard Related!

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• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

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8155

Landscaping

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in. Irrigation. 604 782-4322

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“Give us a Call!”

604-946-7308 Too much to do, not enough time? ... I can help! • Lawn maintenance • Window cleaning Designs • Prunning • • Gutter •cleaning • Lawns • Fences • Decks • • Pressure washing • Stone/Masonary • • Pruning and Hedging • Rubbish Call Hans JOHNremoval 604-943-4546 (WCB Insured) Tel: 604-948-0267 • 604-842-1468

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Commercial

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Plumbing

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No Middle Man Heating & Plumbing Furnaces, Hot Water Tank Installation Specials!!! Quality work done at a reasonable price.

Rick 604.908.6102

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

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

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PAINTING

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Outside Specialist

Low rates 100% guaranteed Free estimate

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

Mark 778-323-1045

8225

A-1 PAINT CO. Interior Repainting Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

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!

• Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters

Steve Watts 604-943-4134 778-228-5639 Pressure Washing Houses, Siding, Driveways, Patios, Painting, Interior/Exterior

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Seniors Discount

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

Member: Better Business Bureau

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

8240

Interior & Exterior

604.812.6322

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

25 yrs. exp. $30/hr

— Mark —

Cell: 778-889-9918

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

10% OFF with this ad www.studentworksdisposal.com

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285

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

* RUBBISH REMOVAL * Big or Small jobs. LOW RATES. Free Estimates. 604-930-3000

Roofing

8300 Tried & True Since 1902

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

8309

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

604.374.2360 info@greentimberhomereno.ca

8315

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

Certified Plumber for free estimate

PRP RENOVATIONS

Kitchen & Bath Renos Tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, wiring, gutters ★ Small jobs welcome ★ Water damage work 24/7 ★ Insured, WCB

604-764-0399

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Need a Gardener?

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8255

Find one in the Home Services section

Rubbish Removal

99 EXPRESS TRAILER DISPOSAL SERVICE

$

Rob 604-946-4796 SERVICE EXCELLENCE Need Help ?

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

Call Ed 604.946.2191 604.219.4789

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

www.disposalking.com • 604-306-8599

Call ThE Experts 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 Tree Removal Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming

H: 604-943-0084

Tree Services

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

20 years exp. & ref’s European craftsmanship

Call Paul 778-434-2437

Tiling

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

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

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Drywall, Tiling, etc.

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

Call for a free estimate:

Building on your ideas.

ACE OF TRADES

• Complete Renovations • Plumbing • Electrical • Master Carpenter • Painting • Wallpapering • Kitchen/Bathroom designer & installer • Floors • Ceramic • Tiles • Drywall

John 778-288-8009

THE RENO GUY

8250

$49

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

D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832

www.crownroofgutters.ca

P.R. Remodelling

Rubbish Removal

Trips start at

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

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

604-943-4024 604-612-3329

8255

Student Works

WCB & Liability Insured www.CascadiaPainting.ca

Power Washing

BOUNDARY BAY WINDOW WASHING

15% OFF

Renos/Home Maintenance

Renovations & Home Improvement

Disposal & Recycling

ALL IN ONE CALL

PLUMBERS

BEST IN CLASS

8240

INSTALLATIONS, SERVICE & REPAIRS

Painting/ Wallpaper

Winter Special

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

“Trim your trees, cut your costs”

Need Space? We Have It! Personal

604-708-8850

8195

AL’S CERAMIC TILE

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

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

Renovations & Home Improvement

8240

Royal Wood Tree Care

Moving & Storage

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE -

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

spencerspainting@gmail.com Reel Lawn Mowing • ReelPower TypeType Lawn Mowing • Aerating Raking • Weeding • Power Raking • Weeding • Fertilizing Moss Control • Fertilizing Trimming • Trimming••Pruning Pruning

Painting/ Wallpaper

ROLL PAINT SERVICES Winter Special. Satisfaction Gtd. Int/ext. Dave 604-587-5844

B&Y MOVING

~ FREE ESTIMATES ~

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

8130

8195

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

Farrant Drywall 604

Moving & Storage

8185

February 3, 2012 The Delta Optimist A35

Stump Grinding Fully Insured ISA Member

C: 604-916-6187

To place your ad call

604-630-3300

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Starting at

$1,688

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Starting at

$35/sq.ft

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$49.99

with a minimum $1,500 granite countertop purchase

The offer is valid while quantities last

Cowry Kitchen Cabinets & Countertops Visit our showroom at

#103-15585 24th Ave., South Surrey

604.542.5577 cowrykitchen.com


A36 The Delta Optimist February 3, 2012

Richmond’s Vehicle Superstore!

Brand New Sierra or Silverado

AY O N E VWINGS TO SA

YOUR CHOICE

UP TO

“It’s Dueck’s 2011 Model year wrap up and I’m personally lowering all prices to clear out inventory! If you find a lower price call me and I will beat it guaranteed!”

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

11,000

$

on 2011 Models

1.9% FIN. AVAILABLE+

SAVINGS AHEAD

-Greg Keith V.P GM

15,980

***$ Stk. #1CK7501

GM VISA CARD HOLDERS TAKE OFF AN ADDITIONAL $1000 Stk. #1CR0609

2011 CHEVY CRUZE LS

Leather, OnStar, 4 yr 80 km Warranty

16 inch wheels, 6 speed transmission

0% FINANCING

AVAILABLE*

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

Stk. #1MA4609

2011 CHEVY MALIBU

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

19,998

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

Stk. #1TE5274

2011 GMC TERRAIN SLE

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

1.99% FINANCING AVAILABLE

26,980

*** $

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

Stk. #1CT0410

2011 CADILLAC CTS

Stk. #1CK1389

22,980

*** $

Stk. #1LA0577

2011 BUICK LACROSSE

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DUECK RICHMOND PRICE FROM

25,980

*** $

2011 SIERRA/SILVERADO CREW CAB

Pwr Group, back up camera & more

0% FINANCING

Stk. #1EQ6066

Pwr Group, keyless entry

*** $

AVAILABLE*

Payment

2011 CHEVY EQUINOX LS

Loaded, alloy wheels

0% FINANCING

399^

$

1.9% LEASE RATE

14,980

*** $

AVAILABLE*

Stk. #1RE1675

2011 BUICK REGAL

NEW UP TO

36,988

*** $

$58,980

NOW ONLY

31,980

*** $

Featuring: • 150 POINT MECHANICAL SAFETY INSPECTION • 30 DAY OR 2,500km EXCHANGE PRIVILEGE

• 24-HOUR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE • MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY OF UP TO 60 MONTHS/10,000km

2010 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER

2010 AVALANCHE LTZ

Leather, loaded, sunroof STK# 72527C

Nav w/pwr running boards STK# 72582A

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

46,995

$

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

39,980

$

2011 ACADIA SLT DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

42,995

$

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

22,139

$

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

21,995

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

23,995

$

2008 SUBARU IMPREZA 2.5i

5.3 LITRE 4X4. STK# 72402B

$

Turbo with bluetooth! STK# 72583A

139,925 KMS. STK# 72401B

2008 BLACK AVALANCHE

AWD low kms. STK# 72574A

2011 CRUZE 1LT

2004 FORD F350 LARIAT DIESEL

2008 VIBE

Automatic powergroup alloys! STK# 72566A

31,785KMS STK# 72497A

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

18,931

$

DUECK RICHMOND PRICE

13,995

$

DUECK RICHMOND (Hwy 99 and the Tunnel)

SHOP 24/7 AT dueckrichmond.com

604-273-1311 *All Financing on approved credit only. ***Prices are net of all rebates and do not include Doc fee $549 and Government taxes and levy. Sale ends Sat., Feb. 11th, 2012. **Must be current GM Visa card holders restrictions apply see dealer for details. ^Payment of Regal is with $399 down/4 year lease plus taxes.

02036115

12100 Featherstone Way, Richmond


Delta Optimist February 3 2012