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Obstruction of justice trial of RCMP officer concludes after eight days of testimony in B.C. Supreme Court BY

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The fate of Cpl. Benjamin “Monty” Robinson is now in the hands of the judge. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Janice Dillon heard final submissions from both sides Wednesday morning in the Mountie’s obstruc-

tion of justice trial. Robinson was charged following the Oct. 25, 2008 crash in Tsawwassen that killed Orion Hutchinson. The 21-year-old died after the motorcycle he was driving collided with Robinson’s Jeep at the corner of 6th Avenue and Gilchrist Drive. Robinson’s charge stems from

his actions following the crash. The officer left the scene of the collision, which occurred at about 10:15 p.m., and walked home, a

short distance away. He returned 10 minutes later and advised police he had two beers at a party earlier and two shots of vodka at home. The defence argued that Robinson drinking vodka before returning to the scene was not a willful act but merely the actions of an alcoholic.

Crown prosecutor Kris Pechet argued that Robinson was acting on his police training and knowledge that drinking after the crash, and then admitting it to police, could potentially thwart any impaired driving investigation. The verdict in the case is scheduled for March 23. • Full trial wrap up on Page 3.

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Delta should try to purchase Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s portion of Paterson Park, says Coun. Sylvia Bishop. The first-term councillor made

a motion to her colleagues at their regular meeting this week, asking Delta to explore the acquisition of the remainder of the park at the corner of Ladner Trunk Road and Highway 17. Delta owns about half the site while the university owns the rest.

Kwantlen purchased the eastern section from the Delta Agricultural Society for $3.5 million in 1993 with the goal of building a campus, however, the land has sat vacant. A spokesperson for university recently confirmed the post-secondary institu-

tion is now interested in selling the land. Noting the land is zoned for public use, which could make it a difficult sell, Bishop told the Optimist the municipality has a significant opportunity. “It think it’s a golden opportu-

nity to keep Paterson Park intact. It’s very significant to Delta’s history and a significant part of the landscape. I think we should secure it and then (figure out) how we would want to use it.” See PATERSON page 3

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Mountie awaits his fate

Robinson claims he drank to calm nerves, while Crown contends it was deliberate BY

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Eight days of testimony and legal arguments in the obstruction of justice trial of an RCMP officer in the 2008 crash that killed a South Delta man ended this week, but it will be another month before the outcome is clear. After both sides submitted their final arguments Wednesday morning in New Westminster, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Janice Dillion reserved judgment until March 23. The proceedings garnered widespread media attention and the gallery was full of reporters, family, friends and supporters for both sides. Cpl. Benjamin “Monty” Robinson is charged with attempting to obstruct justice in the Oct. 25, 2008 crash that killed Orion Hutchinson. Shortly after 10 p.m. that night Robinson was on his way home from a Halloween party with his two children, seven and 12 at the time. It was a short drive home and even though he had consumed four or five beers at the party, Robinson testified he had no concerns about his ability to drive or that he was over the legal limit. Hutchinson, 21, was out on his motorcycle that night and at about 10:15 p.m. the two vehicles collided at the corner of 6th Avenue and Gilchrist Drive in Tsawwassen. Robinson told the court he has no recollection of how the crash occurred. Hutchinson was thrown from his motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. Judith Hutchinson, Orion’s mother, wept in the gallery on the first day of the trial as the court heard from a Crown witness who was on the scene of the crash moments after it occurred.

scene without trying to help training course three years Dale Hazel had been what anyone would do, but the injured motorcyclist. watching a Canucks game earlier that included posit’s exactly what he would “We’ve known all this at a friend’s house that night sible defences for impaired do.” for three-and-a-half years. and was getting ready to driving, including drinking The Mountie, who was This has been our ongoleave when they heard a after a crash. off-duty at the time of the ing nightmare... I’ve lost loud bang. The two men Crossin argued that crash, said he immediately my only son. My daughter went outside to see what Robinson, classified as a returned to the scene where has lost her only brother... had happened. “severe” alcoholic at the Delta police Const. Sarah and we’ve always mainHazel said Robinson time by addictions expert Swallow found him standtained, ever since the very approached him and his Dr. Paul Sobey, drank the ing by his Jeep. friend, told them to dial 911 beginning, that the true vodka without thinking. She testified that at crime here is the utter and tried to give him his Sobey testified that first she thought he was a lack of responsibility and driver’s licence as he left during his evaluation of bystander and went over to basic humanity shown by the scene with his two chilRobinson earlier this year, tell him to move when he the accused at the scene,” dren. Hazel said he refused the officer described a identified himself as the to take it but another person Judith Hutchinson told number of layers of crisis in driver. reporters outside the courtdid. his life — including a nonAfter speaking to him “He was quite anxious to house. fatal shooting of a suspect briefly at the Jeep, Swallow get away from said she the scene, in moved the my opinion,” conversation Hazel testified. to her police Several car. She said witnesses Robinson sat described a in the back chaotic scene of the car with debris with the door scattered all open and his over the road feet on the and frantic ground. bystanders Swallow attempting to said she help the injured noticed motorcyclist. Robinson Robinson was pale and testified that seemed to after the crash have a “very he got out of dry mouth.” his Jeep, saw PHOTO BY CHUNG CHOW She said his Hutchinson on RCMP Cpl. Monty Robinson was in the eye of another media storm as he went on trial for eyes were the ground and obstruction of justice in B.C. Supreme Court. slightly unfostarting yelling cused. for someone to “I smelled “And the fact that he is in when he was stationed in call for help. alcohol about his person,” a position of public trust... Chase early in his career Throughout his testishe said. makes it all the more heiand the now infamous mony, Robinson maintained nous.” Swallow said when she Tasering death at Vancouver that others were already asked Robinson if he had Robinson testified that he International Airport in attending to Hutchinson and took his kids home, a short been drinking that night, he 2007 — and the resulting his main concern was the told her he had two beers at distance away, got them increase in his drinking. welfare of his children. He a party earlier and two shots settled upstairs and, before Sobey said the use of said he was concerned that of vodka at home to calm returning to the scene, alcohol after a stressful seeing the aftermath of the his nerves after the crash. drank two shots of vodka. event was consistent with crash could be traumatizing During his testimony, The Crown argued this the type of behaviour he for them. Robinson said that in thinkwas an attempt to thwart sees in men who have an “There is a rational reaing back, he realized he had any possible impaired drivalcohol problem. son for him leaving the more than two beers at the ing investigation and breath “Why? I don’t know. I scene,” defence lawyer party but did not have time tests. During the trial, pros- wasn’t thinking. I went for David Crossin said in his to clarify that with Swallow ecutor Kris Pechet painted a what had given me comclosing submissions. “His and then on advice from his picture of a man who knew fort,” Robinson told the children, rightly or wrongly, exactly what he was doing lawyer, he did not provide court when questioned by were his first priority.” any more information about in the moments following his lawyer about drinking Hutchinson’s family said how much he drank. the crash. the vodka. this week that although Swallow testified she Pechet told the court “Mr. Robinson doesn’t Robinson is charged with suspected Robinson was Robinson, described as drink for the same reasons obstruction of justice, the impaired at the time of a veteran member of the we do,” Crossin said in his real crime is that he left the force, took a Breathalyzer closing statements. “It’s not the crash and advised him

PATERSON from page 1 Over a decade ago, Delta formed a task force that heard a wide range of community submissions on what should be built on the municipal part of Paterson Park. Bishop said the vision at the time was to make the site a focal point for all of Delta. As far as the possibil-

ity of a private developer purchasing the university’s portion and trying to build housing, Bishop responded, “Delta should own it so we don’t face those kinds of difficulties. You wouldn’t want to see it developed into a residential/commercial complex where we lost the entire flavour of that

piece of property.” She added, “I think we need to secure it and see how we can use it, but until we sit down and explore it with people we don’t know what that idea is yet... I’m hoping that there would be other partners in the community that will help us secure it and help us put a vision for it into reality.” The park has been unoccupied for over 40 years

and is now used mainly by joggers and dog walkers. For decades it had been home to a popular harness racing track. After racing ended in the 1960s with the construction of Highway 17, several proposals have been pitched for the land over the years. In 1976, for example, Royal Oak Holdings proposed a shopping centre, which prompted council to

give “serious consideration” to purchasing the park from the agricultural society. Ald. Ernie Burnett at the time said council was not prepared to see high-rise or commercial development at the park. In 1980, the leisure services commission “strongly recommended” council acquire the park to develop a multi-purpose recreation facility. That recommenda-

he was under arrest for impaired driving causing death. Early in the proceedings, Swallow’s testimony was the subject of a voir dire, a trial within a trial to determine the admissibility of evidence. Crossin applied to have her evidence ruled inadmissible because, he said, Robinson was illegally detained at the time he made the statements to Swallow. However, Justice Dillon ruled the officer’s evidence was admissible. She said she accepted Swallow’s testimony that she did not close the door of her car until after she arrested Robinson and was ready to take him to Delta police headquarters. There he was given two breath tests at 11:56 p.m. and 12:16 a.m. with readings of .12 and .10, respectively. The Crown is arguing that, given his police training and knowledge, Robinson’s actions following the crash were deliberate and designed to evade possible impaired driving charges. The defence told the court that Robinson “didn’t put his mind to it at all” and was simply moved to drink the vodka by his alcoholism. With all the testimony complete and the legal arguments made, the fate of the trial is now left up to the judge. For the Hutchinson family, however, no outcome will make their loss any less difficult. “Regardless of the outcome, nothing can make our loss less painful,” Judith Hutchinson said at the outset of the trial. “We reverently hope that the outcome of the trial ensures that this individual is not permitted to continue in a position of public trust because given his track record we feel that would be an utter and complete travesty.”

tion was supported by then administrator Mike Allen and planning director Tom Dennison. The municipality eventually purchased part of the park 20 years later. After the Delta task force heard ideas, council decided development of the park was a low priority. Bishop’s motion will be discussed at council’s next meeting.


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UBCM to build on our success and bring greater attention to this technology throughout our community,” Jackson said. “It is critical we continue with initiatives that demonstrate sustainable and renewable energy such as solar hot water technology.” Work on the three solar hot water projects is expected to get underway this spring.


Volunteers aren’t welcome back at school, superintendent says Christian group breached regulations by contacting teachers directly BY

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A Christian youth missionary group has been banned from South Delta Secondary. In a letter to parents and educators, district superintendent Dianne Turner said Pais volunteers are no longer welcome following concerns its volunteers breached regulations by contacting teachers or students directly. Founded by Paul Gibbs in England in 1992, Pais is a Christian youth movement that tries to build bridges between churches and public schools by working with students. Its slogan is “missionaries making missionaries.” Turner noted earlier this school year members of the organization approached principal Helene Gaudreault about volunteering at the school, but were turned down. “Despite being told they were not to contact any teacher or student in the

school directly, Pais members approached a teacher directly inquiring about volunteering. They volunteered three times, helping with set painting for the school play,” said Turner. The principal had FILE PHOTO agreed that if the theVolunteers from Pais, a Christian youth movement, helped in the theatre director wished to atre at South Delta Secondary. have volunteers help in some way, they could. with their friends and fami“Obviously we are sad Following this involvement, about this decision, but we lies. We offer passionate, Pais members contacted enthusiastic, committed, are very thankful for the another teacher about volmission-focused people an time that we had to volununteering with tutoring. amazing opportunity and teer and serve at SDSS. We The principal was alerted totally submit to the author- training to do this.” of the group’s ongoing Turner noted the school ity of the school and are attempts to volunteer at the district welcomes commuhopeful for new opportunischool and called represennity volunteers who have ties to be able to serve in tatives into a meeting. They the community,” he said. been formally approved, were firmly informed they which includes a criminal According to an orgahad breached the principal’s nization website, Pais record check. All volunteers regulations and were not must comply with guidewants to plant teams across welcome back in the school, Canada. lines set out by the Ministry Turner said. “For the youth of Canada of Education and the Delta In an e-mail to school board. there is a real challenge the Optimist, Robin “We are committed to to believe in the one true Frohnmayer, who oversees ensuring our schools are God and stand firm in the Vancouver and Delta secular environments that their faith. Our heart is to Pais teams, expressed disfoster learning and excelempower the young people appointment but respects lence for all of our stuwho follow Jesus to be true the decision. dents,” she said. to their faith and share it

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Delta council supports scaled back version of regional library budget BY

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Civic politicians agreed Monday to a 3.3 per cent increase to Delta’s share of the Fraser Valley Regional Library budget. The regional library board recently submitted a funding request to Delta for its share to increase by 5.83 per cent ($175,326), which would have meant a total cost to Delta of over $3.1 million for 2012. Local politicians balked at the proposed hike. “Not only is this substantially higher than other municipal budget increases, it is inconsistent with Delta’s approach of fiscal restraint,” a staff report outlined. The report noted the budget included funding of $75,5000 for a new staffer at the George Mackie Library in North Delta, but civic politicians wondered whether the position could be covered by existing staff. The impact of not funding the new position

is what reduced Delta’s increase to 3.3 per cent ($99,376). The new full-time position would have been for a multicultural and seniors services librarian. For the last two years, the position has been maintained on a temporary, part-time basis by the internal reallocation of FVRL staff. A previous report to council noted the multicultural librarian has been in high demand as a valuable resource for new immigrants, seniors and foreign language residents. At the previous council discussion on the issue, Mayor Lois Jackson said she’s concerned they’d be accommodating differences rather than trying to foster connections within North Delta. Council at that earlier discussion was also told that even if Delta made a counter submission, the 5.83 per cent increase could still go through if the library board decided to do so through a weighted vote.

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his account without his authorization. When the complainant’s wallet was stolen, he had cancelled all credit and bank cards but had not reported the theft to police. The complainant was able to provide the police with information regarding a possible suspect and police will investigate. • February 14, 4:09 p.m., 6000-block of 64th Street: Unknown persons entered the locked vehicle of the complainant while it was parked at the dike, stealing a Gucci wallet and personal identification. • February 16, 10:01 a.m., 1100-block of Fairway Views Wynd: Complainant reported his truck containing clothing and kitchen items was stolen. Vehicle later recovered with a damaged ignition in Surrey.

from the personal care business that someone had thrown a rock through the storefront window causing $1,000 in damage. Police seized a smooth rock for fingerprinting.

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February 24, 2012 The Delta Optimist A7

Robison re-elected CUPE president BY

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Darryl Robison has been re-elected as president of CUPE Local 454, the union that represents over 800 employees with the Corporation of Delta, Delta Museum and Archives and Delta police civilians. He was re-elected by members in a Feb. 15 vote, defeating his only challenger, Tamara Laza. Kevin Lastoria was elected first vice-president by acclamation. The union is early in contract talks with the Corporation of Delta on a new collective agreement. In his most recent newsletter to members, Robison noted, “There are obvious differences in opinion on either side as to what is important. For both employers, hours of work, benefit costs and overall compensation issues seem to be the main focus of where they want to make changes. “On our side, we are

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February 24, 2012 The Delta Optimist A9 Business

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Thrifty Foods ‘bucks up’ for hospital

Tsawwassen Thrifty Foods store manager Grace MacInnes and Delta Hospital Foundation events and corporate giving coordinator Jackey Zellweger were on hand Monday to promote the Help Out One Buck at a Time fundraising campaign. “The Delta Hospital Foundation is excited to

be a part of the Thrifty Foods Help Out One Buck at a time fundraiser,” said Zellweger. “Each dollar raised supports important hospital initiatives for our hospital which are, in turn, vital to individuals and the families in our area.” One dollar from the sale of every four-pound bag of certified organic Buck

Brand Navel Oranges until March 13 will be donated to the hospital foundation nearest the Thrifty Foods store where the purchase made. The four-week campaign is expected to raise funds for seven hospital foundations on Vancouver Island and six in the Lower Mainland.

Cancer Society. “The funds we receive go towards cancer research, provide assistance to cancer patients and cancer patient services, and share valuable information with our communities on cancer prevention and early detection. “We are incredibly grateful for Kin’s commitment and dedication to the Canadian Cancer Society.” Kin’s Farm Market is a specialty produce company with over 30 locations in B.C. and Ontario, including one in Ladner’s Trenant Park Square. For more details on Kin’s, visit www.kinsfarmmarket.com.

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Watermain Flushing Notice The Utility Maintenance Section has resumed its annual watermain flushing program. The flushing may result in your water supply showing sediment and discoloration. If you experience dirty water, please run the cold-water tap (at the highest point in your premises) for approximately 20 minutes or until it clears. Should the problem persist, please contact the Engineering Department at (604) 946-3260. Watermain flushing is scheduled for the areas listed below. In some cases these dates and locations may be altered due to unforeseen circumstances. North Delta: Feb 27 – Mar 23: Feb 27 – Mar 23: Mar 26 – Apr 13: Apr 2 – Apr 9: Apr 16 – Apr 27: Apr 30 – May 4:

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Market. “Canadian Cancer Society believes that eating well is a key part of cancer prevention. A healthy diet including lots of vegetables, fruit and fibre, and less fat and sugar, will help you maintain a healthy body weight, therefore reducing the risk of developing cancer,” Lai says. “The healthy lifestyle that Canadian Cancer Society advocates is something Kin’s Farm Market strongly agrees with.” “Support from Kin’s Farm Market and other organizations makes everything we do possible,” says Jocelyn Kwok of Canadian

Kin’s Farm Market has presented a cheque for $3,567 to the Canadian Cancer Society, donating funds raised from its second annual calendar campaign. In recent years, Kin’s Farm Market has become a committed supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society. Through community and store events, and seasonal campaigns, it has raised over $40,000 since 2009. “Kin’s annual calendar campaign is one of the ways we engage our staff and customers in supporting the Canadian Cancer Society,” says Kenneth Lai, vice-president corporate development at Kin’s Farm


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MURPHY’S LAW It’ll become second nature in no time. The decision this week by municipal hall to finally jump aboard the food waste recycling bandwagon means curbside collection will commence in Delta in less than two months. Given that food waste accounts for roughly one-third of a home’s garbage, the decision to do what 10 other Lower Mainland communities are already doing was a no-brainer. The pilot program undertaken in Ladner a couple of years ago didn’t have, to put it politely, tremendous success, so I imagine that blunted Delta’s desire to roll it out to the wider population. However, with the very real possibility of diverting 4,000 tonnes of food waste from the Vancouver Landfill annually, the Green Can program is crucial if the municipality is to reach its waste reduction targets. The trick now will be to incorporate this green initiative into our daily lives. I’m not under the illusion that every food scrap from every household is going to end up in the correct bin from the getgo, but I suspect over time people will become as accustomed to putting potato peels in the green can as they do newspapers in the blue bag. It wasn’t that long ago — OK, so it’s been more than 20 years — that residents were forced to take their recyclables to depots set up at the community centres. Most didn’t make the trek, opting to throw their bottles and cardboard boxes in the trash can as they’d always done. Even when the far more convenient curbside collection was introduced, only a certain percentage of households initially took part, but now on garbage day you’re hard-pressed to find a home that doesn’t have a blue bin at the end of the driveway. The same goes for yard waste, which up until fairly recently was only collected a few times each spring and fall. Now picked up every other week, you can tell the program is definitely catching on by the number of cans and paper bags lined up at the curb. If we are to further reduce our environmental footprint, then food waste is the obvious way to go. When I’m in the kitchen and I’m scraping what’s left on the plate into the garbage can, I can’t help but think there has to be a better way. Yes, I know I could set up my own compost in the back yard, but clearly I’m too lazy for that. I can, however, put stuff in a bin and drag it to the curb every week, just like I do for the other recyclables. I suspect a whole lot of others will be doing the same thing come April and in the years ahead.

Property taxes shouldn’t rise any more than inflation rate IAN ROBERTSON

COMMUNITY COMMENT This is the time of year when Delta council looks at taxes and budgets for the upcoming year. While many items occur naturally, there is always a debate about how to control costs. Along with others, I would like to “get my oar in” on this now. Before the detail, I want to recognize the considerable efforts that council and senior staff go to in holding down taxes. It’s a real challenge. I pulled my old tax bills for the period 2007 to 2011. I looked at both the totals and the individual listed items. I looked at what the Bank of Canada says the inflation rate has been over the same period. I then compared this with our taxes — both overall and itemized for the five-year period. Over the past years tax increases have exceeded inflation by a con-

went home with pay cheque over siderable margin. Since 2007, total $75,000.Twenty-two were paid Delta taxes have increased 24 per more than $125,000. cent. The Delta council portion Of all money going to payroll, increased by 19 per cent while the school tax increased by a whopping over half of the dollars went to those earning over $75,000. If my 35 per cent. The utility taxes have research is correct, the number increased 34 per cent over that of employees earning more than same five-year period. $75,000 per year grew from 109 to Inflation over the same period 260 in five years. increased 7.7 per of these cent. Meanwhile, the Digging a bit deeper, None numbers includes average pensioner had one finds the the police departtheir pension — if ment, which has an lucky enough to have municipal payroll in law one — increase by has roughly one out exemption from disclosing only about eight per this data. cent. So where do we of four employees Like a lot of keep digging to find earning more than organizations, the more and more each $75,000 per year. need to find better year? and more efficient I have great difways of doing things is upon counficulty coping with the hike we’ve cil. Perhaps we have to ease back seen in the province’s school tax. on some things. Perhaps we need Despite declining enrollment, the to find new and better ways to do taxes have increased over 30 per things. If folks are to be paid more cent in five years. Does this mean if enrollment continues to drop, we each year, their productivity must also increase as much, or more. will continue to see higher taxes? I suggest it’s time to ease off on That doesn’t make sense to me. the poor taxpayer. Hold the line on Digging a bit deeper, one finds taxes, on school taxes and on utility the municipal payroll has roughly bills. “As of now, no tax bills above one out of four employees earning inflation for the next three years.” more than $75,000 per year. Last I’ll vote for that! year this meant some 260 people

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February 24, 2012 The Delta Optimist A11 Letters to the Editor

It’s too bad poor maintenance has felled otherwise healthy oak trees Editor: On Feb. 3 at 3:30 p.m., a poorly written and insensitive letter from the Corporation of Delta was discretely slipped under my inner-office door, and the same was sent to very few others The letter stated that on Feb. 8, four oak trees would be removed. There was no reason given why the trees would be removed, just that they

would be removed and that tree replacement planting would occur at a later date. I immediately called Ken Mattice, whose name appeared on the letter, to ask why these four oak trees were slated to be removed. He informed me these trees scallop B.C. Hydro lines and because they have been so badly trimmed by subcontractors, for B.C. Hydro, their continued healthy

growth would be compromised. Also, the way these trees have been trimmed, without any care to prune and maintain their near natural conformation, they are now unbalanced and in danger of falling over during our frequent storms. These were perfectly healthy oak trees, so it with a grieving heart I have witnessed this. I hold the sub-

contractors responsible for the frequent abortions committed against these oncebeautiful trees and I hold B.C. Hydro responsible for the deferred murder of these four oak trees. Furthermore, the Corporation of Delta ought to have a moral obligation to ensure that all that grows on Delta soil be treated with dignity and respect. Carol R. LeVasseur

Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean it’s moral

Editor: Re: Make it legal, letter to the editor, Feb. 8 In Robert Sharpe’s twisted world, the etiology of crime is the law itself, not the nefarious actions of humans. This egregious logic suggests that criminals are never morally culpable for their deeds. First of all, the Supreme Court of Canada declared in

R. v. Malmo-Levine (2003) that the criminal prohibition of marijuana did not offend the Charter of Rights. Parliament will ultimately settle the controversy. Advocates for the legalization of drugs and other vices, in my view, have something sinister in their past which they are desperately trying to hide. They see no evil and hear no evil.

Just because a particular activity is legal does not mean it is morally permissible. Smoking, drinking and gambling are legal, yet they still have very destructive effects individually and collectively. I would challenge Sharpe and other asinine libertarians to explain how the legalization of drugs is essential to the survival of

democracy. In my view, drugs are not a necessity of life (along with smoking, drinking and gambling). The great parliamentarian and conservative philosopher Edmund Burke opined, “The extreme of liberty obtains no where, nor ought to obtain any where... Liberty too must be limited in order to be possessed.” Steven Austin

Ornaments far from pretty

Editor: Ever since the Millennium Trail opened for public use, it has become a favourite place for people to enjoy the outdoors, and the variation of scenery along the golf course, marina and boat launch areas. People walk, run, ride bikes and walk their dogs. This is where my gripe begins. Dog owners have generally been very good at picking up after their pets, and are to be commended for that. However, some of those same people think it is OK to then fling their bagged pickups into the bushes, especially at the golf course end of the trail. The bank between the trail and the slough is littered with these bags, and they are even hanging in the trees like ornaments. Some people figure, if there is already a problem there, then what’s one more? How proud you must be on your next walk when you see the ever-growing mess. Granted, there is no waste receptacle at that end of the trail, but it is your duty to take it with you and deposit it where it belongs. If it’s such a big issue to carry it with you, maybe you should petition Captain’s Cove management to add a litter barrel at that end of the trail, but don’t keep adding to the pile. C.P. van Viersen

Another tree gets decorated

Editor: As a pet owner, I am very disgusted when I walk my dog and I see so many people are not picking up after their pets. To make matters worse, I walk along Central Avenue where there is an old house on a large property with a rezoning sign in the front. At the front of the property near the sidewalk there is a tree, and in that tree people have been throwing their bags full of dog messes. There must be at least 30 bags. I do not understand the mentality of people doing this; it gives all dog owners a bad name. I really don’t understand why someone would do this. Susan Ayotte

Senior happy to return favour

A stretch of Highway 17 could be turned over to Delta once the South Fraser Perimeter Road opens late next year.

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SFPR should bring reduced traffic for a while

Editor: Re: Gov’t could download highway, Feb. 17 What is going on? Highway 17 to be handed over to Delta? I thought any road that is part of the national highway system has to be federal/provincial. On top of that, we were given to understand, when the South

Fraser Perimeter Road was being planned, that we were not welcome on it. We should keep driving along Highway 17, which would be “a much nicer place to be” without all the trucks. And trucks would not use Highway 17 any more. Hopefully, once the SFPR opens, there will be somewhat reduced traffic

on Highway 17 — for a while and only for a short stretch of the highway. Then the extra people in all the residences to be built will spill into it. And trucks will head to and from the SFPR from the interchange at 28th Avenue? What is the savings for the people in Tsawwassen?

Why would anyone in their right mind choose to drive with the trucks? That was the carrot they hung in front of our car hoods: no more trucks. Are they afraid the South Fraser Perimeter Road won’t have enough traffic, so now they want us on it as well? Ursula Easterbrook

Substitute politician for sailor to update ‘drunken’ spending reference Editor: Re: TransLink spending like ‘drunken sailor’: mayor, Feb. 17

I take exception to Delta Mayor Lois Jackson’s use of the term “drunken sailor.” From my vantage point,

I suggest she rewrite her comment to update the term; I suggest “drunken politician” as a suitable

replacement. Perhaps an audit of politicians might be in order, also. Bob Orrick

Editor: Re: Seniors shouldn’t pay as much as families, letter to the editor, Feb. 17 I have a much different slant on this subject. When our family was growing up, we did have more garbage, used more water, etc., but we had the same police protection, fire protection as the senior citizens of that day had. I can’t ever remember hearing of any complaints from the senior citizens of that era wanting to pay less tax than the rest of us. Now that I am a senior citizen, I consider it a privilege and thank God I’m still alive and able to pay the same as the senior citizens of my day did for the young families of that time. When I pay our taxes now, I might find it hard to smile but I consider it “payback time” and money well spent. Marcel B. Desjardins

Families can’t afford higher fees

Editor: Re: Seniors shouldn’t pay as much as families, letter to the editor, Feb. 17 After reading Linda Frey’s letter to the editor contending that seniors shouldn’t pay as much as families for utilities, garbage pick up and other fees, I was left wondering: Was it always just the two of you in your household? Did you ever have a young family? If so, you would know that most young families could not afford to pay more. I’m sure, many years ago, you had children and could not have paid more for these common fees. We are all part of a community and, as such, we divide these fees evenly. Do you pay less taxes because you don’t use the schools? In a time when our population is becoming increasingly elderly and we need to encourage families to have children to support this aging population, charging families more for basic fees is no way to go. Lyndsey Funk


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says it remains affordable, but I am concerned because I see no credible plan to pay down this massive sum. Our government has long said massive debt is an unsustainable burden for future generations, but here we are. A $10,000 tax credit for new homebuyers will help both young families and the housing industry, although with the price of new homes these days, even a $10,000 boost is somewhat like a spit in the bucket. While there are no increases to personal income tax rates, the small business tax rate will now stay at 2.5 per cent, rather than the promised reduction to zero. I must say that I am sorry about this move. There is also a “possible” one-point increase in the corporate tax in 2014 — undoubtedly devised as political cover for the coming election debate with the NDP. There is also a new $1,000 home renovation tax credit for seniors. On the down side, the budget includes “hidden” taxes such as increasing hydro rates and another boost to MSP premiums, now 24 per

cent higher than they were in 2001. I am pleased government responded to our lobbying efforts with a review of the impacts of the carbon tax on the competitiveness of the greenhouse (and cement) industry. Carbon tax relief was a request made of the agriculture minister by Delta greenhouse growers during a meeting I organized last July. In his budget statement, the minister of finance also said that agriculture is critical to our future and that B.C. is a trusted supplier of safe, nutritious foods. However, the government continues to slowly strangle the Agricultural Land Commission. After years of funding cuts, the ALC’s budget has now been frozen for several years, well below the minimum level necessary to properly protect agricultural land. The Liberals can’t have it both ways. Either they believe in protecting agricultural land, or they don’t. What is particularly annoying about the failure to adequately fund the ALC

is the $2.5 million the government is spending on the new Auditor General for Local Government — significantly more than the ALC’s entire budget. I am also disappointed with the extension of the municipal tax rate cap scheme for B.C. ports, including Deltaport. In 2003, the “temporary” law had the province paying port property taxes over a certain amount. And because Delta had a rather low industrial tax rate in 2003, we receive much less from the province each year ($313,704) than other port jurisdictions like Prince Rupert ($1,490,251) and even Squamish ($371,766). If we’re going to subsidize B.C. ports, why not have a grant program that treats all municipal taxpayers equally? This budget brings a much-needed message of fiscal austerity. But as we move forward with less, I’ll make it my job to ensure the government doesn’t lose sight of the community needs and vital resources that keep Delta prosperous, healthy and a place to call home.

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always happy demeanor. She was a true blessing to all that had known her and as bitter as her death is, it is also sweet. It is sweet in that through the mercy of God and through the Saving waters of her baptism, I know without a shadow of a doubt she is now fully healed, without pain or suffering, and is now in the arms of her Saviour Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-4). I share this because it is this hope and comfort that will see our family through this. It was through the cross that Jesus Christ defeated sin, death and the devil. It is through the cross that we have each been offered the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Amen.

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Bittersweet day As I began to write this week’s article, I received a phone call from my brother, in Delaware, that my four-year-old niece had died. She has been in the hospital fighting off several infections over the last two weeks. My niece, Angelina Grace, was also born with Trisomy 18. A quick Google search will tell you what it is, but suffice to say she should statistically never lived to see her first birthday, yet she was mere weeks away from her fifth. Today is what I would call a bittersweet day. It is bitter because Angelina is no longer with us. My family and I will miss her smile and laugh and her

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fundraising goal as it needs to be equipped with mirrors, ballet bars, mats and floor rolls to make it a fully functioning multipurpose room,” Friesen said. A total of $6,212.25 was raised, with the Dream Team collecting the most pledges with $3,535. The top fundraiser was Don Jarry from Budget Foods in Ladner, who also donated the healthy refreshments to

all 72 participants and their cheerleaders. “This event was an incredible success,” said Friesen. “The participants were sweating hard but they had a huge smile on their faces.” Blair Ledingham, a major donor of the capital campaign and whose donation made the multipurpose room possible, was the honourary guest, awarding the

prizes to all the teams and participants. Since 1975 Delta Gymnastics has provided formal instruction as a foundation of physical literacy and as a competitive pursuit. Last spring, Delta Gymnastics moved to the 15,000-square-foot Delta Sport Development Centre and offers a wide variety of programs to all members of the community.

the form of a single event, project or series of actions over a period of time. The Inner Strength category will show a youth that has achieved victory over adversity and shown hope, courage and optimism by overcoming difficulty. In the Helping Hand category, the individual has helped others without seeking personal reward or accolades and is given to someone who is always willing to make the world a better place by reaching out to others. The Global category recognizes an act or project that is international in nature and may address relief efforts, health and prevention, peace and understanding, alleviate poverty, build bridges or celebrate diversity. Nomination forms can be downloaded at www. clubrunner.ca/ladner or for a form and more information contact Tsawwassen Rotary Club president Leslie Abramson at abramson@telus.net or 604-946-0672.

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With a colder than normal winter this year, Delta’s extreme weather shelter has been open more nights than usual. Shelter co-ordinator Debbie Mitchell said the shelter, which is available between Nov. 1 and March 31, has already been open 40 nights this winter. Last winter, the shelter was open for a total of 50 nights. The shelter at Ladner United Church has been in operation since November 2010. On nights when an extreme weather alert is issued, the church converts its nursery into an overnight, nine-bed shelter for those with nowhere else to sleep. On those occasions, the shelter is open from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m., whether or not anyone comes seeking a warm place to spend the night. Mitchell said this year the shelter did not see any guests until New Year’s Eve. Since

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Nominations are now being sought for the fourth annual Delta Rotary Youth Awards that will be handed out in May. A committee from the Rotary clubs of Tsawwassen, Ladner and North Delta will recognize deserving Delta youth, selecting one story that best represents the spirit in each of the award categories. The winners will be honoured on Saturday, May 12 with a dinner and ceremony at the Delta Town & Country Inn. The Rotary clubs need the public’s assistance to identify those remarkable individuals that are making a difference in the community. Sports groups, church groups, schools and other organizations in Delta are being asked to help recognize these unsung heroes by nominating that amazing boy or girl, age 10 to 18, in one of the categories by the March 9 deadline. In the Compassion and Empathy category, the individual will have demonstrated these traits in

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then, two people have been consistently seeking shelter and this past Friday four people took advantage of the service. A few years ago, the province introduced the Assistance to Shelters Act and the B.C. Extreme Weather Response Program in response to a pair of troubling events — two homeless people burned to death while trying to keep warm in cold weather. The program now enables communities to temporarily increase shelter capacity during extreme weather conditions. The programs funds time-limited, temporary shelter beds needed between Nov. 1 and March 31. In Ladner, a team of volunteers is on-call and ready to spring into action whenever an extreme weather alert is issued. “I think we can always use more volunteers,” Mitchell said, adding the community has really gotten behind the project. For more information about the extreme weather shelter, or to volunteer, call Ladner United Church at 604-946-6254.

Police discover almost $200,000 in plants and equipment in Ladner grow-op bust BY

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A local man could be facing drug charges after police discovered a large marijuana grow-op in Ladner Village last week. On Wednesday, Delta police officers executed a search warrant in the 4900block of Trenant Street and discovered 375 marijuana plants. A 52-year-old man was arrested and

subsequently released. He is scheduled to appear in court in March. Police have recommended charges of production of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. “The 375 plants, and the equipment associated to growing the marijuana, are estimated to be worth $196,000,” said Delta Police Department spokesperson Const. Ciaran Feenan. PHOTO BY

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he local unit of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is on the lookout for new volunteers. “There’s lots of opportunities, even if you don’t want to be part of the search and rescue crew that goes out on the boat,” says unit leader Doug Blais. Other volunteer duties besides search and rescue include boating safety education of the public, support (boat maintenance) and being a part of the Delta Marine Rescue Society, a non-profit group that supports the unit with fundraising efforts. The group also receives gaming grant funding. The Delta unit, which is based out of the Point Roberts Marina, is an all-volunteer group that provides search and rescue services in an area of about 600 square miles of local water. The search and rescue crew is on call on a rotating basis (one week out of four) and has to be able to reach the unit’s boat within 30 minutes of receiving a call. Crew members receive training, something that could take up to a year, says training officer Hans Verbeek. “But within that year you’ll learn a lot,” says Verbeek. The Delta unit receives, on average, 20 to 25 calls per year, he notes. The summer months are usually busier. Typical calls include disabled boats, windsurfers in trouble, capsized kayakers, medical problems, boats aground or sinking, or

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A20 The Delta Optimist February 24, 2012

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Subaru — our all-wheel drive specialist — is bringing the newest Impreza! Before delving deeper into Subaru’s latest offering, I think it’s important to set the stage by declaring the new Impreza is Canada’s least expensive all-wheeldrive (AWD) vehicle. With a starting MSRP of $19,995 for the fourdoor sedan variant, Subaru is sending winter packing with arguably the best and least costly passenger-car AWD system in the biz. Subaru’s set up isn’t one of the reactionary types, which redirect power from the front wheels to the rear when slippage is detected. Rather it’s a proactive, fully-engaged system that Subaru refers to as a symmetrical full-time AWD.

I have off-road tested this technology in the past and found it quite remarkable, and well beyond the “slip and grip” variety that is most often found in the entry-level AWD segment. Not only are the benefits of Subaru’s system derived off-road and in ice and snow, they deliver on clear pavement as well. Traction at all four corners enhances cornering stability and handling dynamics. This can be most helpful when pulling into fast moving traffic on rainsoaked roads. During my recent Impreza test drive, I did exactly that while knowing that I wouldn’t lose momentum due to wheel spin. I’m sure we’ve all experienced the disconcerting “whizzz” of spinning front or rear tires on slick pavement as traffic is bearing

down. That propensity is so yesterday with Subaru’s symmetrical AWD set up. But the new Impreza has much more to offer than sticky traction. New exterior styling and upscale cabin Whether it’s the fourdoor sedan or the five-door wagon, Subaru has taken its value-leading Impreza upscale in its latest rendition. From the exterior, the vehicle exhibits more conventionality that is expected to appeal to a broader market range. While remaining the same size — both in fourdoor and five-door variants — the new generation Impreza gains more real estate between the front and rear wheels, resulting in greater interior room. Seating has been raised See IMPREZA page 24

With a starting MSRP of $19,995 for the four-door sedan, the Subaru Impreza is Canada’s least expensive all-wheel-drive vehicle.

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Cost of borrowing is $0 for a total obligation of $28,245/$23,450. Delivery and destination fees ($1,650/$1,455) are included. A/C tax of $100 (where applicable), license, insurance, applicable taxes, PPSA, dealer administration fees of up to $699 and registration fees are extra. 2012 Kia Sorento (SR75BC)/2011 Optima (OP541B) financing example includes a loan savings of $1,750 (includes $1,000 loan savings and $750 loyalty bonus¥ )/$500. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. !“Don’t Pay Until Spring” on select models (60-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (2011/2012 Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 30 days of the finance contract. 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slightly and the side glass has been increased in size, the net effect of which is better external visibility. Overall, the exterior design works well and should help gain mass appeal. More significant though in my view is the new cabin, which has largely shed its “low rent” environs — and that has greatly elevated the Impreza’s desirability. Occupants will undoubtedly appreciate the higher

quality materials in use and the straightforward functionality of the cabin architecture and layout. Steering-wheel-mounted controls, shift paddles and bright trim serve to diminish any sense of the Impreza’s entry-level existence. This notion is reinforced by the refined operation of the new Impreza. Revised drive train is smooth and efficient The 2012 Impreza is

powered by a 148 horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder boxer engine, which has been re-engineered. This thrifty power plant is now rated at 5.5L/100 km and 7.5L/100 km city and highway driving, respectively, and that’s darn impressive for a vehicle equipped with a full-time AWD system. A revised automatic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) functions remarkably well. These units have come a long way since their introduction, and there’s no better example of that than

Steering-wheel-mounted controls and other interior features don’t give the impression the Impreza is an entry level vehicle.

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Subaru’s Lineartronic version. The Impreza’s shift paddles allow the CVT to mimic a six-speed autobox when shifting up and down. I found the paddles highly effective for introducing engine-braking when descending long grades. For true gearheads, a five-speed manual stick is available; it should be noted though that fuel economy will drop slightly with this retro-tech gearbox. Regardless of transmission, drivers have a lot to appreciate behind the wheel, however, raw power isn’t one of them. This vehicle takes nearly 10 seconds to hit 100 km/h from a stop. That’s not great but I doubt many drivers will notice or mind. Despite its mediocre power output, the 2012 Impreza feels spry enough and suitably lively in most driving scenarios. Delightful to drive in all weather The two most notable findings I take away from my test drive of the 2012 Impreza pertain to refinement and traction. The vehicle is far more

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Thanks! The LADNER COMMUNITY GARDEN SOCIETY would like to thank the community, the vendors, our customers and volunteers for making our first Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo such a success. A special thanks goes to the Ladner Baptist Church for letting us host the event.

See you in January 2013!

LADNER COMMUNITY GARDEN SOCIETY Kristin Crouch, Lynn Dick, Michelle Wilson, Don Bruchet & Sharon Hagel

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leisure&lifestyles

Celebrating Heritage Day BY

DAVE WILLIS

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Volunteers will once again be in period costume at Heritage Day festivities at Cammidge House.

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The Cammidge House Committee will be celebrating Heritage Day on Sunday. The theme this year is power, i.e. electricity and gas, says event co-chairman Geof Hacker. He’s putting together a display of the history of the development of power in South Delta and its future in B.C. It will include some historical photos like one of Ladner’s first gas station, Hacker notes. Volunteers, wearing 1914 costumes, will be serving tea, coffee and baked goods by donation. There will be vintage cars and tractors on site and the Earthwise Society will also have a display. Heritage Day is set for Sunday, Feb. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cammidge House, located in the Boundary Bay Regional Park in Tsawwassen. While the Heritage Canada Foundation promotes the third Monday in February each year as Heritage Day, Heritage B.C. recognizes Feb. 20 to 26 as Heritage Week in the province. “Canada is the world’s second-largest producer of hydroelectricity, and our per-capita power consumption is among the highest in the world. The 2012 Heritage Day theme celebrates the past, but also looks forward as the world’s attention turns to energy-use reduction and new sources of green energy,” the foundation’s website states.

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Sun Devils advance, Pacers out

South Delta tops Clayton Heights in OT, while Delta falls to Heritage Woods to end once-promising season DAVE WILLIS

The South Delta Sun Devils are moving on in the Fraser Valley Championships while the Delta Pacers had their senior boys basketball season come to an end Wednesday. South Delta topped

Clayton Heights 67-65 in overtime in Pitt Meadows. “Down the stretch I think we executed well. We had a lot of energy in the last few minutes of the game and into overtime,” said Sun Devils head coach James Johnston. SDSS was down by 11 with about three minutes to go and then “just came

alive,” he noted. The Sun Devils will take on number one seed Pitt Meadows tonight. “They’re very talented and they’re very deep,” said Johnston, noting that if his team can play physical and use its size, “then I think we’ll be OK.” SDSS will play either Port Moody or Yale on

Monday. The Fraser Valley Championships move away from a single-loss elimination after the first round. The Pacers fell to Heritage Woods 71-57 in the tournament’s opening round. “We were ice cold for 40 minutes. We’re normally a tremendous offensive team

but we couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn last night. We tried and we tried, but there was just a lid on the basket for us,” said Pacers head coach Scott Masse. “Sometimes basketball is that way. You get the shots you want and you run and you work but it just doesn’t go down.”

Noel to continue running career at Simon Fraser

Moon returns to Team B.C.

South Delta Sun Devils head coach Ray Moon will once again be a member of the Team B.C. staff for the 2012 Canada Cup U18 national football championships. The Tsawwassen resident, who has enjoyed an impressive run guiding the SDSS program, will serve as defensive line coach for the third consecutive year. Moon is among six returning members from the 2011 bronze medal-winning club, including Tom Kudaba, co-head coach of the Terry Fox Ravens, who will serve as head coach and offensive line coach. Other returning members from last year’s staff are offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach Jay Prepchuk (Handsworth Royals), defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Dino Geremia (Football BC/Simon Fraser University), receivers coach Mark Townsend (Mt. Douglas Rams) and defensive backs coach Alexis Sanschagrin (Belmont Bulldogs). The lone newcomer to the staff this year is Jerome Erdman as special teams co-ordinator and running backs coach. He is currently defensive co-ordinator for the UBC Thunderbirds.

SDSS athlete excited about joining track program at Burnaby Mtn. South Delta Sun Devils running standout Peggy Noel will be continuing her career with the Simon Fraser University track and field program. The Grade 12 student will specialize in the 800metre, 1500-metre, steeplechase and cross-country at SFU. “I am really excited about joining such a high quality team,” said Noel. “Working with (coach) Brit (Townsend), and having the opportunity to train with some of the best middle distance runners in Canada is such a great opportunity. I really look forward to excelling at SFU.” Noel’s long list of accomplishments includes being a member of the gold medalwinning B.C. team in cross country and top 10 finishes at the 2011 Canadian Youth Championships in the 800-metre and 1500-metre races. She also finished third in those two events at the

B.C. Youth Track and Field Championships in 2011. Noel, who will be studying business at SFU with a minor in communications, has excelled in the classroom as well, earning her way onto the Principal’s List for finishing Grade 11 with an average higher than 92 per cent. At SDSS, she was named Athlete of the Year in 2011, Sportsperson of the Year in 2010 and Junior Athlete of the Year 2009. “I’m happy to be able to get a great education and be part of an excellent athletic program that competes in the NCAA,” said Noel. “Being able to stay on the West Coast is also great. I was really impressed with the great team atmosphere at SFU and how successful people have been that have gone to Simon Fraser.” FILE PHOTO

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Masse said that overall the season has to be considered a success. “We came a long way as a group and I think the boys can be really, really proud of how hard they worked and how much they grew as human beings. They were tremendously committed and I’m very proud of them.”

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A30 The Delta Optimist February 24, 2012

Grade 8 Pacers capture Delta title over Huskies

Junior Pacers roll past North Delta

Earlier losses avenged with convincing win in final

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Jeremy Gill and the Grade 8 Delta Pacers have advanced to the second round of the Fraser Valley playoffs.

Championships on the road Tuesday night against the 22nd seeded Princess Margaret Lions. Once again, the Pacers defensive pressure proved to be too much for the Lions to handle. After starting the game on a 17-0 run, the Pacers continued to use their size and strength to their advantage. Jackson

Goodman, one of the team’s top rebounders, gives the Pacers a starting lineup that includes three players 6’1” or better. Key post players off the bench include Kyle Booth, Curtis Tyson and Kaylin Kaila. While the offensive strength of the Pacers is their post play, guards Jeremy Gill, Jared Beaton, Riley Duimel, Christian Narciso, Evan Chong and Matteo Corea play important roles on the defensive side, following a seasonending injury to point guard Devin Basi. The Pacers took their four-game winning streak into the second round of the Fraser Valley Championships Thursday night (after Optimist press deadline) where they faced the sixth seed from Lord Tweedsmuir. The Fraser Valley Championships continue this weekend at Westview Secondary with teams vying for berths to the provincial tournament hosted by Pitt Meadows in early March.

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Cyrus Kohlmetz scored 21 pioints to lead a fourth quarter charge in Delta’s 58-50 win over North Delta in the junior boys district semi-finals last week. The Pacers, who fell to Delview in the district final, saw their season come to an end this week with a loss to Lord Tweedsmuir in the opening round of the Fraser Valley playoffs.

The Delta Pacers Grade 8 boys basketball team has quietly gone about putting together a very solid season. After finishing second in league play at 9-3 and compiling a 13-8 record overall, the Pacers have put together some strong performances of late. After a convincing victory over Delview in the league semi-finals, the Pacers faced North Delta in the district final. They turned a 20-19 halftime edge into an 18-point lead at the end of three quarters largely due to an intense defensive performance. A balanced scoring attack featuring Gurpaul Teja with 16, Gurpreet Teja (14), Logan Newman (10) and Josh Murphy (8) keyed the Pacers to a 58-35 victory. The win proved satisfying for the young Pacers and validated their commitment to team defence after two losses to the Huskies during league play. The 11th seeded Pacers began the Fraser Valley


February 24, 2012 The Delta Optimist A31

RUSS NUGENT

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email: rnugent@ladnerhomes.com

Living & Playing in Ladner for most of his life

RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 604-946-8000

$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 Keep the original portion of the Church, move it over on a new foundation, convert it to a business ofbce 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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WATERFRONT 4407 River Road West, Ladner

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!

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This BEAUTIFUL 2+2 1018 sq. ft. downtown Tsawwassen Penthouse apartment is recently upgraded with new flooring and paint. Stainless appliances, granite and maple cabinets microwave and w/dryer. Clean, bright and ready to move into. One of the nicest units you will view at #308 1175 -55st $409,000 Call Terrence Nylander for a private viewing!

GREAT POTENTIAL MLS# V921006

This centrally located home has recent upgrades and more renovations planned for the kitchen. Fully finished up and down with two kitchens and plenty of space inside and out back in the 12,000 sq. ft. south facing lot. If you’re shopping for a home that has revenue potential or is ideal for a home based business, this home is a must see! $659,000 Call Terrence Nylander for a private viewing!

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A32 The Delta Optimist February 24, 2012

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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 @ $1,988,888

NEW LISTING CUSTOM BUILT EXECUTIVE HOME e degre 360 our online lt vir tua 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 SUBDIVIDE INTO 2 LARGE LOTS! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CUSTOM HOME! e degre 360 our online lt vir tua

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, Civic Engineering and stakes in, ready to go for 4th 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 to Hawthorne School, and walking distance to Ladner Village!

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.

priced @ $958,000

priced @ $1,098,800

NEW LISTING STUNNING CUSTOM 4300 SQ. FT. HOME

NEW LISTING STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME!

5188 Central Ave., Ladner

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STOP RIGHT HERE! Absolutely breathtaking custom designed Bel-Air style executive home in Tsawwassen's highly attractive Stahaken Subdivision! 4,300 sq.ft of top-notch construction and high-end upgrades! 4 bedrooms and an office, 4 bathrooms, 22 foot vaulted entrance with custom designed granite and marble flooring, 12 foot ceilings throughout dining and living room area! Walk out to 100% private western exposed rear yard! Air exchange system, 7 zone radiant heat on both levels, thermo windows, sound system wired through all rooms, double staircases to upper floor, etc! etc! etc! This is a fantastic house in a great location! One-of-a-kind! Don't miss this one! Check out 360 virtual tour online!

*South Delta’s #1 Real Estate Agent! Top 1% of ALL REALTORS IN GREATER VANCOUVER in 2009, 2010, 2011

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1212 Pacific Drive, Tsawwassen

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5208 Laurel Drive, Ladner

e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua 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!

5303 Spetifore Cr., Tsawwassen

priced @ $1,038,000

priced @ $928,800

4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME!

STUNNING 4 BDRM HOME!!

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

5264 Crescent Drive, Ladner

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!

4909 1st Avenue, Tsawwassen

priced @ $839,900

priced @ $949,900

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NEW LISTING BRAND NEW BY ANDRES HOMES NEW LISTING PERFECT FAMILY HOME WITH POOL!

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OK, this home has it all! Brand new custom designed, professionally appointed 5-bedroom executive home with every feature you could ask for, from in-ground sprinkler system to air-conditioning, heat pump and on-demand hot water! Energy efficient windows & appliances, 2x6 framing, nu-heat floors, etc! Perfect floor plan with ALL the optimal rooms, an ensuite like none other with stand-along tub. Walk out to large private sunny yard with covered patio! Home is ready to move in! Seller pays HST! Act now for your opportunity to live in upscale Lynn Place!

5222 Lynn Place, Ladner

priced @ $929,900

Excellent 4 bedroom and games family home in popular Stahaken! Main floor down, bedrooms and games up! Beautiful inground swimming pool with new heater, terraced yard, etc! Updates to home include new carpeting throughout, re-finished hardwood flooring and new hardwood upstairs, new on-demand water heater, most new window panes, all new lighting, etc! Excellent layout with large dining room, vaulted ceilings, a good sized family room with french doors to yard! Double garage, etc! Priced to sell! Check out 360 Virtual Tour online!

4738 Stahaken Pl., Tsawwassen

priced @ $719,900

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

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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!

#123 - 1702 56th Str, Tsawwassen

priced @ $379,900

BEAUTIFUL 5 BEDROOM

EXCELLENT 2-LEVEL, METICULOUS CONDITION!

Absolutely meticulous 2,000 sq.ft 2-level home, beautifully set on a large 7,621 sq.ft sunny corner lot in desirable subdivision, walking distance to Town Centre! Home has been lovingly cared for by same owner for last 30 years and has many upgrades including a large sun-drenched balcony with 3rd garage below, upgraded flooring, kitchen, gas fireplace, driveway, roof, double garage, etc! etc! Beautifully landscaped, ready to move in and make it your own! Home could easily be suited! Priced to sell! Do Not miss this one folks! Check out 360 Virtual tour online!

1721 55A STREET, TSAWWASSEN

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@ $619,900

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e degre 360 our online lt vir tua Beautiful and unique 3,600 sq.ft, 3-Level home in sought-after Upper Tsawwassen location. Main floor living & 4 bedrooms up with finished lower level with additional fifth bedroom. Lower level could be converted into a suite. Recreation room opens to hot tub, pool & deck area in private sun-drenched yard. New pool liner, sump filter, pump, and heater. Master bedroom has "VIEW" of Mt Baker and walk-in closet. Home is beautifully updated with new hardwood, stone fireplace, paint, bathrooms, etc! etc! Absolutely gorgeous--ready for your family and to entertain! Check out virtual tour online and don't miss this great home with style!

916 Gale Drive, Tsawwassen

priced @ $859,900

Absolutely beautiful 1,549 sq.ft 3 or 4 bedroom sprawling townhome in Ladner's sought-after Central Park West! Backside of complex, large private yard, end-unit! 3 yrs young with high quality finishings to include Custom crafted maple cabin etry, granite counters, Whirlpool appliances, undermount sink, laminate hardwood floors, Kohler fixtures etc. Double Garage, St. Paul's 2-5-10 yr warranty. Walking distance to all amenities, Historic Ladner Village Market, Lions Park, nature trails, and all shops!

#1-4887 Central Ave, Ladner

priced @ $579,900

NEW LISTING 1,900 PLUS SQ. FT. PENTHOUSE! BEAUTIFUL AS NEW 3 BDRM TOWNHOME! e degre 360 our online lt vir tua

e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua 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!

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 @ $629,900

priced @ $513,900

NEW LISTING BEAUTIFUL 2 BDRM, QUIET LOCATION!

NEW LISTING 2 BEDROOM IN THE OLIVA

#309 - 4743 River Road West, Ladner

#9-4887 Central Ave, Ladner

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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.

Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, south-facing 800 sq.ft unit in THE OLIVA, Tsawwassen's most centrally located and stylish Condo complex! Some of the many features of this unit are Wide Plank Bamboo Flooring, granite counters, slate backsplash, 100% Sheep wool carpeting, good sized balcony, etc! The Oliva is a "green" building built under the LEED principal with a mandate for healthier living, maximum comfort, and energy efficiency. 48 solar panels for preheating water supply, R4 Windows with E Squared coating, metal roof, brick, metal and hardy exterior, etc! etc! Utility bill for the year is only $35!!! Walk downstairs to absolutely EVERYTHING!

priced @ $269,900

priced @ $329,900

#329 - 1441 Garden Pl., Tsawwassen

308-1315 56th Street, Tsawwassen

EXCELLENT FAMILY HOME!

TOTALLY RENOVATED EXECUTIVE HOME!

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Absolutely Stunning 3,112 sq.ft 3 level home in 10+ location! 4 bedrooms upstairs, open concept main floor living, plus fully finished basement that includes extra large games room, full bathroom, laundry, etc! Detached double garage, , private yard, walking distance to all shops! Priced to sell! Don't miss this quality built home! Check out 360 Virtual tour online! New exterior paint.

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

priced @ $569,900

priced @ $912,900

14769 59A Avenue

5776 Timbervalley Road, Tsawwassen

personal real estate corporation

NEW LISTING STUNNING TOWNHOME, EXCELLENT LOCATION!

fraser elliott

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RANKS at #4 out of Call Fraser today all realtors in GREATER for UNBEATABLE VANCOUVER for total Real Estate sales in 2011. (Over Marketing Expertise. 6,500 realtors total) Ask about my That Vancouver is actually Sun ranking inmarketing the TOP 0.3% of ALL campaign. realtors in Greater *asVancouver!!! of December 2011. Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street

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A34 The Delta Optimist February 24, 2012

fraser elliott

CUTE UPDATED RANCHER! e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua

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

5106 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen

priced @ $569,900

NEW LISTING QUIET 2 BEDROOM CONDO! e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua

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 SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM CONDO! e degre 360 our online lt vir tua What a fabulous 1,381 sq.ft spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor condo in sought-after Highland Terrace. Updated with Pine-finish Laminate flooring, upgraded appliances, new paint, etc! Large kitchen, living room, bedrooms and a great covered sunroom area! Private location overlooking treed area! Atriumstyle entryway provides a very neat tropical feel! Centrally located, walk to absolutely ALL amenities in minutes. Great unit, great building, great location! Don't miss this one! Priced for quick sale!

# 102 5550 14B Ave., Tsawwassen

priced @ $339,900 BEAUTIFUL UNIT IN HEART OF THE VILLAGE! e degr e 360 our online lt vir tua Beautiful spacious 2 bedroom condo, 1,020 sq. ft. in desirable Park Regent Estates complex. Building rainscreened and under warranty. Updated with new paint, laminate flooring, appliances, water tank, washer/dryer, etc. Large balcony, gas fireplace. Don’t miss this one!

#209 - 4989 47th Ave., Ladner

priced @ $345,900

WATERFRONT CONDO W/BOAT SLIP! 3,208 SQ.FT. SPLIT LEVEL FLOOR SUITE! e degre 360 our online lt vir tua

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.

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

priced @ $459,900

priced @ $745,000

#218 - 4815 48th Avenue, Ladner

5436 15B Avenue, Tsawwassen

WOW! BEAUTIFUL 2.88 ACRE ESTATE BEAUTIFUL 2 BDRM TOWNHOME

*South Delta’s #1 Real Estate Agent! Top 1% of ALL REALTORS IN GREATER VANCOUVER in 2009, 2010, 2011

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

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

10429 64th Avenue, Ladner

Medallion Presidents Club Member Re/Max Progroup Realty 100-5000 Bridge Street

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

#14-1700 56th Street, Tsawwassen

priced @ $1,275,000

priced @ $359,900

2 STOREY PENTHOUSE!

NEW LISTING STUNNING CONDO IN THE OLIVA

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

#B506-4821 53rd Street, Ladner

priced @ $449,900

JUST SOLD

by Fraser this week 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

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

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DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL!

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD by Fraser

by Fraser this week IN FOREST BY THE BAY! BEAUTIFUL, remodeled NEW ENGLAND STYLE HOME with DORMERS, located on a PARKLIKE 9,817 sq.ft. LOT! New warm PASTEL COLOURS throughout, Newer KITCHEN & APPLIANCES (stainless steel), Engineered laminate FLOORING, remodeled ENSUITE, newer ROOF & FURNACE, GARDENER'S DELIGHT BACKYARD! Upper level includes, 4 bedrooms & an OVER-SIZED GAMES ROOM. Main level features FORMAL separate LIVING (with bay-window) & DINING ROOMS, BRIGHT & SPACIOUS KITCHEN & FAMILY ROOM & DEN. Within walking distance to SCHOOLS, PARKS, SHOPPING & TRANSPORTATION! COMFORT & CONVENIENCE!

602 Goldenrod Blvd, Tsawwassen

priced @ $798,000 BEAUTIFUL EXECUTIVE HOME

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.

5203 Lynn Place, Ladner

priced @ $649,900 NEW LISTING

STYLISH FAMILY HOME WITH SUITE

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

by Fraser

by Fraser

The perfect Family home in prestigious Sherwood Estates. Some of its highlights include 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, Fully finished basement, oak flooring, vaulted ceilings in Dining & living rooms. 2 family rooms, games /media with surround sound, hook ups, high efficient Furnace with Filtration system. Oversized master ensuite with soaker tub, double shower, double sinks. Hot yards with sprinkler system as well as lighting features throughout. Gorgeous rear covered concrete patio, storage shed/workshop. Recent updates include new roof, granite, main bath. Some newer windows.

2524 148A Street, White Rock

priced @ $989,000

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

5690 Grove Ave., Ladner

priced @ $649,900

BRAND NEW EXECUTIVE HOME

JUST SOLD

BUILDING LOT 4,962 sq.ft. building lot. JUST Build your dream homeSOLD in the heart of Ladner.

by Fraser

Fraser in minutes! Walk toby everything Ladners latest greatest subdivision. "The New Lynn Place"

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!!!

5259 Central Avenue, Ladner

priced @ $879,900

5261 Lynn Place, Ladner

priced @ $439,000 plus HST

NEW LISTING WHAT AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY! BEAUTIFUL BACK-SPLIT ON LARGE LOT!

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

by Fraser with multiple offers

by Fraser

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

4872 Linden Dr., Ladner

priced @ $749,900

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

5075 S. Whitworth Cr., Ladner

priced @ $719,900

EXECUTIVE HOME, UPDATED 2-LEVEL WITH FIXER-UPPER OR GREAT LOT! VICTORY SOUTH! MORTGAGE HELPER!

EXCELLENT BUILDING LOT!

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

JUST SOLD

5307 Laurel Drive, Ladner

4337 48B St., Ladner

4612 River Road West, Ladner

4620 River Road West, Ladner

by Fraser

$789,900

by Fraser

$608,800

by Fraser

$429,900

by Fraser

$429,900

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#207-4955 RIVER RD. LADNER $349,900

• Quiet Shorewalk • 1 bedroom + Den • Beautiful Garden Patio • Owner says "Sell"

$489,900

#18 3459 W River Rd OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

Down size your home and up size your boat! Lots of sunshine comes through the skylights and Euro windows in this well cared for two bedroom float home including a roof deck, two solariums and a 42' boat slip! Located in Canoe Pass Village one of Vancouver's premier float home communities with strata fees of $360.90 per month.

11140 MCKENZIE RD. RMD $2,980,000

• 2.7 Useable Acres • 4161 Sqft. Rancher - WOW • Perfect to live in today or Invest or build the MANSION of your DREAMS

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$598,900

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Are you searching for a home floating on a beautiful river? Share your habitat with the eagles, geese, ducks and nature at its finest in this lovely and bright three bedroom and 4 bathroom float home with natural gas fireplace. Waterlot included so NO MOORAGE fee . Spacious 8 X 10 deck off the dining room makes entertaining easy. Follow the sun from early morning to sunset from any of the other decks strategically placed to maximize your experience of life on the river. 32 foot boat slip and garage included!

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4972 59th St. Asking Price $828,900 #2-4780 55B St. Open House Sunday 2-4

4 Bedroom Family Home • 4 Full Bathrooms • Granite Countertops • Stainless Steel Appliances Gas Stove, • Quiet Street/Near Park • Fully Fenced Backyard • Gas Stove Spacious Master Bedroom (Balcony) • Great Ensuite (separate shower/soaker tub) Gas Fireplace • 2360 Sqft Living Space • Security System • Built In Vacuum

#53 2603 162nd St.

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Asking Price $579,000 #23-2456 163rd St.

3 Bedroom Townhouse • 4 Bathrooms • 1707 Sqft. Living Space • Gas Stove • Double Garage Stainless Steel Appliances • Gas Fireplace • Recreation Room (ensuite) Main Floor Master Bedroom • Spacious Master Ensuite (separate shower/soaker tub) Rain Screened Building • Central West Ladner Location • Close to Transit • Corner End Unit

Asking Price $778,000 #201-16455 64th St.

Sutton Seafair Realty

• Azure East • 4 Bedroom Townhouse • 4 Bathrooms • 2653 Sqft Living Space • Miele Appliances • Oversized Island • Corner End Unit • Spacious Recreation Room • Bamboo Flooring • Full Bathroom/Bedroom on Lower Floor • Granite Countertops • Gas Fireplace • 10” Ceilings • Vaulted Loft Area • West Facing Backyard • Fully Fenced Backyard

Asking Price $639,888

St. Andrews • 2 Bedrooms Plus Den • 2 Full Bathrooms • 1690 Sqft Living Space Hardwood Flooring • Quartz Countertops • Stainless Steel Appliances • Huge Covered Balcony Gas BBQ Hookup • Northview Golf Course View • 2 Parking Spaces • Storage Locker Gated Community • Fitness Room • 2 Guest Suites • Steam Room/Sauna • Pool/Hot Tub

Asking Price $685,000

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Bob JUSTD LISTE

Linda

604.946.8899 www.deltarealty.ca

COMING SOON

Large Executive Home

5239 LAUREL

$829,500

JUSTD LISTE

COMING SOON

North Delta 2 Level Home

8884-116 STREET

$509,000

COMFORT, STYLE, LOCATION

OPEN SUN 2-4

JUST LISTED! Fabulous 2 year young, 2,300 square foot home (including Sunroom). A must to see! Terrific home with lovely features. Beautiful kitchen with granite counters. Custom bookcase cabinetry in living room & dining area. Bedroom or den on main floor & 3 piece bath. Upstairs with 3 bedrooms; master bedroom with lovely 5 piece ensuite. South exposed sunroom. Quality built home with remaining warranty. Easy care landscaping. Detached double garage. Close to bus, shops, schools and parks. OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM Call Bob or Linda at 604-946-8899

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5140 WESTMINSTER AVE., LADNER

$827,800

WE AVERAGE 77* SALES PER YEAR - IN ALL TYPES OF MARKETS

SPACIOUS TOWNHOUSE

1,700 square ft, 3 level townhome in Central Ladner location. Terrific layout with a nice bright living room, dining area, kitchen & eating area. Access to 2 decks. Total of 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, RARE EXTRA LARGE DOUBLE GARAGE & a fenced yard. Low maintenance of $125 per month. New roof & a newer hot water tank. Immediate possession possible. OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM - Call Bob or Linda at 604-946-8899

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$439,000

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7% - $100,000 & 2.5% on balance

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(based on sale price of home)

$400,000

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SUTTON GROUP WEST COAST REALTY WEST COAST

GVREB 1986. #2 Agent GVREB 1987.

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

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Open UN SAT & S 2-4

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COLLECTIBLE SALE Friday, March 2nd 9:30am to 7:00pm Saturday, March 3rd 9:30am to 5:00pm Hospice Cottage Thrift Store 1521 - 56 St. Tsawwassen

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SMITH, Cyril Apr. 18, 1930 - Feb. 14, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and friend. Cyril passed away peacefully with family by his side at Mountain View Manor in Ladner. Predeceased by his first son Russell in 1982, Cyril leaves behind his wife of 60 years Janet, son Brad (Cheryl) and grandchildren Mitchell, Angela and Mallory. Following retirement in 1995 from the warehousing and transportation industry, Cyril enjoyed traveling, playing golf, going for long walks, billiards with his friends at the Tsawwassen Legion and was an member of the active Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club. We are grateful to everyone who provided care to Cyril over the past few years. Together we gave Cyril the love and dignity he deserved and the care he needed to live a comfortable life. Many thanks to the staff at the Delta Hospital ECU. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm at St. Davids Anglican Church located at 1115 51A street in Tsawwassen. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Cyril’s name to the Delta Hospital Foundation, 5800 Mountain View Blvd, Delta British Columbia V4K-3V6.

Do you have a passion for travel & a desire to help people plan an unforgettable vacation? Flexibility, Commission sales Education, Support, Travel! We have openings in both our Richmond & Ladner offices. Come and learn about an exciting career in travel. March 1st @ 7pm RSVP richmond@cruiseshipcenters.com

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SHAW - Gary 1937-2012 (74yrs old)

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Gary Shaw on Feb. 12, 2012. Born in Hamilton, ON, he is survived by his loving wife Shirley; He is also survived by his sister - Joanne, children – Ruth, Michelle, David, and Olivia. Grandchildren – Cameron and Fraser, loving dogs – Jasper and Fritz. Gary was a caring Christian man, with a terrific sense of humor. He was a member of the United Entertainers Society, a former Mason and Shriner, and an avid karaoke participant with a golden voice. “Celebration of Life” March 4th, 2012. 1-4pm to be held at the Ladner Legion (#61) Address: 4896 Delta St., Delta, BC V4K 2V2. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation, on Gary’s behalf, to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. “Like a bird singing in the rain… let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow” -R.L.S.

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Loved ones who have passed on can be remembered through a Tribute Gift to Delta Hospital Foundation. Donations made in memory of your loved ones will be acknowledged with cards sent to family members and an acknowledgement and receipt sent to the donor.

Delta Hospital Foundation gratefully acknowledges gifts in memory of: Ida Berney Dr. Anthony Grehan Lorraine Guichon Loretta Harbour Pauline Harris Lloyd Hamilton Jackie A. Hendriksen J. Russ House Clayton L. Jones Mary Kamlah Fred K. Kennedy Wayne Kerr Isla J Lawrie Mildred Leach Edwin Marriott Lorraine Martin Jennifer Morrisson Annette Nicholson Ken Oakley Rick Ramage William & Hettie Selwood Cyril Smith Freda Stevens Mary Stewart Harold Swanson Brian M. Taylor Dorothy Taylor Michael “Smoky” Wilson Your gift assists the Foundation to purchase vital medical equipment for Delta Hospital. Working Together to make a Difference! 5800 Mountain View Blvd. Delta, B.C. V4K 3V6

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REED, CAPT. John B. (Jack)

On February 18, 2012, at Royal Columbian Hospt., at the age of 83, Captain Jack broke through the clouds to sunny skies, making his final takeoff. Jack was raised in Trail, B.C. and helped in his father’s store, B.C. Meat Market. He obtained his private license and then a brief sojourn in the RCAF. He adored the world of flying and was very passionate about his career with Canadian Pacific Airlines, which he joined in 1955, retiring in 1989. Those 34 years were happily spent flying all over the world, on at least a dozen different planes. It provided ample opportunity for comradeship, golfing, fishing, especially from his 1948 Stinson 108-3, on the small lakes only accessible by floatplane, flying up and down the coast. From a world of travel and considerable health problems which began in 1994, he became content with the simplicity of his home in Tsawwassen, B.C., enjoying Sunday breakfast at Boundary Bay Airport with the 'good old boys,' and extensive time for family. Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather of 9. He will be missed. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Lula (Dever); his daughter Fawn; grandchildren, Claudio, Aura and Edan; his daughter Scarlet Louise (Capt. David) Zaharik; grandchildren, Rachel and Alex; his son John Sheridan; grandchildren Alina, Maxwell; his daughter Lisa (Tom) Tice; granddaughters, Mikaela and Sabrina. Also sisters Phyllis (George) Morris ; Barbara (Tweed) Daoust; Patricia (Gordon) Thompson; nieces, nephews and many friends. A gathering to honor Jack will be held at the family home at a later date. If you desire, a donation to the S.Delta Little House Society, 5061 12th Ave., Delta, B.C. V4M2A7, would be most appreciated.

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CHRYSLER, Brian Richard

Dec. 30, 1958 - Feb. 3, 2012

Richard died in Delta Hospital, with his beloved sister, Karen, at his side. Richard joined his Dad Fritz, his Mum Bonnie, and his recently deceased Uncle Brian (Mildred) on February 3rd. 2012, after a courageous, swift struggle with lung cancer and its many complications. Also mourning his death is his older sister, Judy and her husband, Kelly Kline, his nephew, Jesse Kline, our wonderful Aunt Mildred, the staff of Best Western Plus Chateau Granville, and his cousins and friends. Born in downtown Montreal, he spent his early years, traversing across Canada with his Airforce father and his family. Tsawwassen, though, for the past 40 years had been Richard’s home base. A graduate of SDSS, in 1977, he went out and tried different occupations. He took a variety of post secondary certification courses including a stint at UBC and Langara College. But like his Dad, university learning did not appeal to him but rather being out in the great outdoors did. He went fishing, logging, chimney sweeping, surveying, prospecting, counting and planting trees. At the time of his death, Richard was a highly regarded security guard at the Chateau Granville in downtown Vancouver. He was starting his 12th year with them when he became too ill to work. The family wishes to thank the medical and nursing staff of Delta and Surrey Memorial Hospitals, the paramedics and the fire fighters and most especially Terry Webber of the South Delta Palliative Care Team, who provided excellent care to Richard. His witty, friendly nature and his concern for others’ well being will be missed by a lot of folks. A chatty fellow with a passion for gardening, Rick was well known in Tsawwassen. If you would like to send an online message of sympathy, please go to www.deltafuneral.ca. He was taken without any warning, His going left hearts filled with pain, But though he is gone from among us, In our hearts he will always remain. No service by his request. Arrangements provided by The Delta Funeral Home. With thanks from the family.

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CROCKER, Margaret (nee Fletcher)

On February 20th, 2012 Margaret passed away peacefully in her sleep at Irene Thomas Hospice, Delta, following an illness courageously fought. Dearly loved wife of Trevor, mother of John and Stephen, motherin-law of Lisa and Monica, Nan of Johnny and Grace, daughter of Hilda and the late John Fletcher, sister of Paul, Michael and Simon and sister-in-law of Helen, Sharon and Eleanor. In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted for the Irene Thomas Hospice, www.deltahospice.org. Funeral Mass to be held at Immaculate Conception Parish at 8842 - 119 Street, Delta on Wednesday February 29th at 11:00 am.

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Tsawwassen company is looking for some employees to work mostly from home in the Delta area. Must be able to work 8 hours/day Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Answering telephones, lots of computer input. Knowledge of Hawaii a great asset. Would suit retired people. All training provided, as well as a computer. No commission work you are paid by the hour. A great company to work for interesting work above average pay. Interested in finding out more? Email us your resume at dhcrhawaii@gmail.com

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General Employment

Surrey Manufacturer

Offering good wages with full benefits. Some heavy lifting required. Fax Resume: 604-591-5380 CARETAKER WANTED for Ladner area for 30 suite apartment building. Need small repair skills. Retired couple would be ideal. Reply to Please reply to box D1 C/O Delta Optimist, #207-4840 Delta St, Delta BC, V4K 2T6

Run your private party merchandise ad until you cancel

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We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.630.3300

1 photo ad, 3 lines. 1 online ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel, for up to one year.

WE GUARANTEE IT!

General Employment

FOOD & OTHER PRODUCTS IN-STORE SAMPLERS Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People and Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Freelance Contractor 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: both Fri & Sat from 11am to 5 or 6pm (& some Sun). Requirements: - Fully fluent in English - Own a car to carry supplies - Be well groomed & bondable - Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training provided in N. Burnaby.

Call JMP Marketing, 604-294-3424, local 30 JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979

HOMEWORKERS NEEDED!!! Data Entry, Typing Forms, Freelance Writing...must work at least one hour/day & have computer with internet access. No Experience needed. Will Train. www.BasicOnlineWork.com

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Retail Sales

RETAIL STORE MANAGER Columbia Ice Fields Jasper National Park Manager required very busy Gift Shop. Season contract starts from early April to late October. Open daily from April 6th to Oct. 21st serving thousands of tourists from all over the world visiting this popular tourist attraction. Duties includes scheduling staff, daily banking, POS computer system, merchandising, etc. Subsidized onsite accomondations, competitive salary depending on experience. Email resume: resume@peterwright.com

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F/T LICENSED ECE w/benefits, South Delta. Please email: corry@creativespaces.ca

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Tsawwassen Landscape Maintenance Company

has full-time positions available: LANDSCAPERS- with professional experience in general yard work and lawncare. Drivers licence and good knowledge of Tsawwassen necessary. Competitive wage based on exp. Please phone or meave message. Call 604-943-6786

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Office Personnel

Applicants must have excellent people skill, a strong organizational skill, attention to detail and must be advance computer literate. Excellent written & oral communication skills combined with a creative background & post secondary education required. $12-$14/hr. Qualified Candidates are invited to email/fax detailed resume with a hand written letter of interested to: sales@pacificgoldtours.com or fax 604-943-5559 (no phone calls please)

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Management

MARPOLE TRANSPORT has an opening for a full time Truck Dispatcher at its Delta terminal. Responsibilities: Coordination of customers, drivers, and transportation partners to ensure timely and safe service. Past experience with excellent communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills preferred. Familiarity with trucking software systems will be a benefit. Competitive salary and benefit package offered. Please submit resume to hr@marpoletransport.com

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Trades/Technical

GARAGE MECHANIC $35.87/ hr. For information and to apply visit www.metrovancouver.org

Dogs

Education

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62!

Richmond: Feb 26 or Mar 17 Surrey: Every Saturday Also Bby • Coq • P.Meadows • Van • Lgly Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

GOLDEN RETRIEVER x lab pups, m/f, 1st shots dewormed, vet checked. family raised $495. 604-701-1587

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604-272-7213

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

GUITAR LESSONS Beginner to Intermediate 604-240-7918

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies Vet checked and ready for new homes. Asking $1,200 Call: (778) 241-5504 MALTESE PUPPIES, family raised, paper trained, first shots, $500/each. Call 604-945-7807

Teachers/ Instructors

MANUAL & CNC MACHINIST

Tour Co-ordinator

Assembler/Shop Worker Needed

CLASSIFIED SELLS

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Childcare Wanted

F/T Live in Caregiver req’d for 3 kids ages 10mos, 3 & 6. Ladner area, Joan 604-224-5554, 9a-4p Live-in Caregiver Required for 8, 5, 18/mo kids in Ladner area, eves & nightshift. $9.50/hr. Pls call Virgie 604-946-1182

MIN. SCHNAUZER Pups, ready Feb 18, raised under foot, nonshedding, incls vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked & dewclaws, $650. 604-477-9961

Req’d by busy manufacturing company in Surrey, full-time position, excellent benefits.

Apply at:

jobs@machining.ca REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY SHEET METAL WORKER Full Time Position in Ft. St. John. Excellent wages and benefits. Send resume by Fax or Email. Phone: 250-787-1361 Fax: 250-787-1320, Email: dphl@telus.net

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

Take Your Pick from the

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Cats

CALICO CAT, spayed.10 mths old. Looking for good home. 604-782-6805

Cuddly cat seeks loving home Indoor/outdoor cat seeks loving home. Will supply with a lifetime of food. ’Wiley’ is 15 yrs old; in excellent health. (604) 307-3072

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

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Dogs

BULLDOGS 10wks All puppies are ready. Ckc/shots papers. $650 email: dnamth@yahoo.com

POMERANIAN PEKINGESE PUP. Born Christmas Eve. Male, white, fluffy. $700. 604-464-9485

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores. SHIHTZU PUPS, born Dec 30, F $700, M $650, tricolored, email: hank@westcreekfarm.com or Call 1-604-861-1477

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES CKC REGISTERED Microchip, deworm, 1st vac & 6 wks FREE Pet Insurance. $2,500 Call: (604) 746-4608 email: msfunny@shaw.ca

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $399+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

STANDARD POODLE puppies, 1 cream M, 1 brown M, ckc reg, www.beminepoodles.com Chwk. 604-823-2467 or 604-302-1761

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Pet Services

HOTTEST JOBS

advertising executive or Job Listings, From banker to x-ray technician or you'll find it in the Employment Section. From A-Z zookeeper,

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

BASSET HOUNDS Pups, 1st shots, dewormed, 3 fem/ 2male,$800, Mission area, call 604-820-0629

PITBULL puppies PB Gottiline. Vet checked & dewormed. Top quality, call 604 819-6006.

DOES YOUR DOG HAVE STAR POTENTIAL? Renowned Movie Animal Trainer, Bonnie Judd will be offering Movie Dog Training/Basic Obedience in Aldergrove. For more info call (604) 888-2235 or visit: k9costarstraining.com


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Art & Collectibles

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Furniture

Pen Delfin

For Sale Miscellaneous

1 LARGE racoon trap. $99 604-943-2440

57' PROJECTION TV & Entertainment Unit $50 obo. Must pick up, no deliveries. Call 778-846-5275 CHAIN LINK dog pen self supporting, galvanized, 10 x10 x 6ft high $350. 604-992-2369

ENTERTAINMENT UNIT $20. Call 778-846-5275 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

Sat/Sun Feb 25 & 26 9am-2pm 1836 Golf Club Dr

Sterling Silver charm bracelet (30charms) $200, silver 3 penny piece 1896 $40, Ladies wallet, new, Gucci, blk & navy $175, Fendi $175, Louis Vouiton handbag $350, vintage Stratton Compact (summer flowers) $50, call 604-943-7191

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REAL ESTATE Metaphysical

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS!

1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 3563 (18+) $3.19/min.www.truepsychics.ca

Tsawwassen Furniture, household items, skiis, boots, htub, yard items, etc, etc DINING ROOM SET Beautiful cherry wood dining table, 6 chairs, china cabinet + 2 leafs for sale $850. Call after 6:00pm to arrange viewing. 604.943.5475

DOWNSIZING FURNITURE Give-a-Way Prices or best offer: Custom made, multicolored Couches: $500 for both (orig.2300), 2 Blue Lazy Boy sofa beds with twin mattresses: $250 each (orig.1200), Green stain wood 7’ bureau:$200 (orig.1000) And more! Call 604-723-5942 or judy-s@shaw.ca MOVING SALE! 6 antique carved oak dining room chairs, some need upholst. $3000. Old 'Rogers Majestic' console radio, original parts, still works, $200. Antique drop-leaf table, about 3 foot square. $200. Small square pedestal type coffee/end table, marble top, $100. Many other items, large and small call for details. 604-943-1458 Roll Away Cot w/twin size mattress $65. Dk Brn Chest of Drawers w/ stainless steel drawer pulls, 5 drawers $75. Small Wood Desk-w/8 drawers $50. All great condition. Offers. 604.940.1656

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STEREO HI FI 25-30 yrs old, records included $200. Dining room set, table, 4 chairs & dishes, silverware & glassware $50. Salad maker $25. 604-946-5819

Garage Sale

Moving Sale

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

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Garage Sale

ESTATE SALE

Sat/Sun Feb 25 & 26 9am-4pm No Early Birds!

4813 5th Ave

Tswawwassen Italian Provincial Furniture, dining room suite etc.etc.

Tsaw INDOOR GARAGE SALE Sun Feb 26th 8am - 1:30pm @ Kin Village Community Centre 5430 10th Ave. Multiple vendors & lots of treasures.

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Office Equipment and Furniture

OFFICE DESKS, originally custom built for a 10 x 10 office, six pieces, very well built. incl. two corner units with keyboard drawers, some pieces have file drawers. Will sell individual or all together. 10 to 15$ per lin. foot. 604-943-1458

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Recycler

HIDE A bed, Free to Good Home, must pickup, Good Condition! 604-943-1439

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Tickets

BOZ SCAGGS tickets (2) $130/pair, row 26, left centre at the Red Robinson on March 2. Call 604-374-4241..

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Wanted to Buy

WANTED: OKEEFE + Merritt gas kitchen range. We live in a 100+ year old home and are looking for this type of old stove for our kitchen. Please reply via email to: see@shaw.ca or call 604-703-0099.

ESTATE CANADIAN COIN COLLECTION & PAPER CURRENCY AUCTION plus HOME FURNISHINGS & UNCLAIMED COURIER GOODS

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29th @ 6 PM Viewing Times: Tuesday, February 28th; 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Wednesday, February 29th; 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time

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UP-COMING ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION Date: Wednesday, March 21st @ 3:00 PM NOTE: Furniture Auctions Held Every Wednesday @ 6 PM & Restaurant / Food Equipment Auctions Held Monthly

FOR MORE DETAILS & PHOTOS VISIT: www.lovesauctions.com

LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS LTD. 2720 No. 5 Road, Richmond, B.C.

604-244-9350

Financial Services

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

PROFITABLE & ESTABLISHED recession proof. Owner/operator commercial dairy route in Surrey. $210K. Ivan 778-240-9643 or Email: johnnycirko@yahoo.ca.

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Surrey

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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SUN FEB 19, 2-4pm, 10743-139th St, Sry. Bright/ spac 2 BR. 2 bath condo, laminate flrs, new paint, insuite laundry, storage. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

For Sale by Owner

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670 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Abbotsford spotless 996sf 2br 55+condo insuite laundry $106K 615-7650 id5496 Mission lg 2902sf 4br 3ba rancher w/bsmt suite, view, $489K 543-2042 id5502

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Mortgages

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Houses - Sale

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Apartments & Condos

1BDRM/1BTH 4285 72 St. Delta March 1st Move In, 1 BDRM Carriage House with W/D and GARAGE Small Pets OK $830 Monthly Call: (604) 968-5260

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Mobile Homes

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www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $23,000 down $2,125/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

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Mission

LANGLEY, Great 2 BR mobile, $48,900. Pad rental: $460/mo. No age restriction and 1 small pet. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

LANGLEY’S BEST BARGAIN newly renod air cond, seniors park like setting, 2 BR, ample decks/storage, 5 mins from shops & hospital. Electrical certified. Consider vintage auto as part trade. $47,900. 604-534-2997

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MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,050,000 www.saxvik.com 604-838-8692

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Recreation Property

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

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7588 150A St. 5 BR, 3½ ba. Sat, 2 - 4pm. $769,900. Elvira Hall, Royal Pacific Rlty, 604-783-9632 Eco-friendly • www.elvirahall.com

RENTALS 6505

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Sunshine Coast

1 BR 30’ Trailer, nr ferry, 55+ park. Lic clubhouse/ exercise rm, 9 hole golf course, 2 decks, shed w/d facil, priv yd. Inc all amen/ heat. $12,000. 1-604-886-3836

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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 2 BR lrg, new reno’d 1 lvl Ladner Village 1.5 bath, balcony, free ldry/prkg. March 778-837-4852 COACH House for rent 375 sqft, loft, fridge, stove, microwave, ns, NO PETS. $725/mo incl utils. avail March 1st, 778-773-6388

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FEATURING: • 1920 to 1950 Paper Currency: Bank of Montral, Toronto, Royal Bank, Bank of Canada, Bank of Commerce, Dominion Bank, Imperial Bank of Canada • 2 Shin Plasters • (3) 1967 $20 Dollar Gold Sets • 3 Sheets of 1 Dollar Bills • 1830’s America Trading Coins • Several Canadian Olympic Coin Sets • Specimen Sets • Several Rolls of Silver Dollars, Quarters, Nickels, Dimes & Pennies • Encapsulated Sets • B.U. Silver Dollars • 1948 50-Cent Coin, etc., etc. Plus Home Furnishings, Lost & Unclaimed Courier Goods & Much More . . .

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Apt/Condos

MOVE IN BONUS $200 OFF YOUR 1ST MONTH’S RENT!!!! COQ, 2 BR Condo, 'Larkin House' on Lincoln Ave, Corner Unit, lots of windows, 3rd Floor, low rise condo, 3 blocks from Coq Centre, 2.5 yrs old, 2 full baths, 6 appliances, balc, walkin closet, approx 900sf, No Smoking, No Pets, avail March 1st, storage, sec gated u/g parking, 2 parking stalls, Awesome amenities including outdoor pool, exercise room, clubhouse, indoor basketball court, table tennis room, children’s play room & guest suite. $1400/mo, min 1 yr lease, ref’s required, call 604-931-4860 please leave msg

Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

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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 bdrm g/l, updated spac bsmt ste, wood flrs, inste w/d, n/s, small pet neg. $1100 incl utils, Availableimmed 604-790-8670 TSAW exec 3 br, 2nd flr crnr,3 ba, all ammens, incl ldry, f p, heat, np, no bbq, $1900 604-943-6163

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 2 Bedroom Available Now, $995/ea incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733

6540 CHOOSE YOUR NEW HOME FROM OUR LIST OF WELL MAINTAINED AND MANAGED SUITES!

TSAWWASSEN Kelly Court / Kerry 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/Kerry Court building updates consist of putting greens, windows and patio doors. For more information or to view these suites please call 604-306-7877

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 Evergreen Lane

1 bedroom suites 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

Georgia Court/Harbourside:

Affordable bachelor, 1 & 3 bedroom suites available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes and hot water. Shops and bus stop nearby. To view or for more info please call 604-868-9453 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required www.centuryrentals.ca

Apt/Condos

Houses - Rent

2 BR 1 Ba, total reno’d, Rancher, avail April 1, Beach Grove Tsaw. Quiet neighbourhood & amazing perennial gardens. Sm pet ok. Ref’s. $1500. 604-943-8728

3 BR home with 1 ensuite, 1 full bath, 2300 sf, np, ns, Feb 1st. 5 appl, Ladner $1700+util

604-946-4383

4 BDRM house, new reno, 3 baths, 5 appl, barn, stable, riding ring, 49th/112th. $2500/mo. 1 bdrm house/cabin. $700. 604-339-1796 or 604-773-6901 5 BR RENO’D home, Ladner, 2 bath, w/d, carport, nice yard, ns, np, $1800 Call 604-940-9572 BEACH GROVE LOVELY 2 bdrm rancher, f/p, vaulted ceiling, w/d, garage, fenced yard. $1400. N/S April 1. 604-250-1522

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Office/Retail Rent

Space for Lease

★ TSAWWASSEN Office/Commercial space 640-1,658 sq.ft. Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 www.centurygroup.ca

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Shared Accommodation

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2 BR in 6 br Ladner house on farm, share bath & wd, $450 each incls. np, now, 604-946-1111

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Storage

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Auto Miscellaneous

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Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

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Collectibles & Classics

1929 ESSEX Super 6. 4dr sedan, in the process of being restoredCall Ron 604-922-6336

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Scrap Car Removal

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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles.

604-518-3673

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Scrap Car Removal

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

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Suites/Partial Houses

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 1 BR bsmt in Ladner, nr bus, $675 incl hydro & cable, share wd, ns, np, avail Immed 604-946-5777 2 BDRM g/l ste, E. Ladner, priv entry, yard, parking, no pets, n/s, NOW, $975inc util, 604-537-5540 2 BR, 2 BATH, 1200 sqft, upstairs ste, nice view, ns np Westham Is. April $1,000/mth 604-946-8077 2 BR newer above grnd Tsaw Ctre, yard, own ldry. $975+ util, ns np Avail Mar. 1st! 604-202-6400 2 BR + storage, 1200sf, ground level entry, yard, gas fp, hi ceiling, wd, cable/net, np ns, $1160+utils, NOW, Tsaw. 604-229-2125 BRIGHT & clean 470 sf grnd lvl bachelor ste, Central Tsaw, priv entry, prkg in quiet cul-de-sac, $725 incls utils. Suits 1 person, ns, avail Mar 1. 604-943-6553

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CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

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

STORAGE UNIT 2nd flr, secure Ladner bldg.. 11’ wide 16’ deep 10’ high (170 sq ft). Personal storage only. No business use. $75/m min 2 yr lse 604-734-5908

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Scrap Car Removal

2001 Acura CL

• Black on black leather interior • Power everything (seats, mirrors, windows, sunroof) • Heated front seats • 6 disc CD player with bose sound system • Automatic transmission with triptronic shifting • Comes with winter, and all season tires; both in great shape • Air conditioning • 109,000 km • HID headlights • Dual exhaust

Asking $7,500 Please call 604.316.4342

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Luxury Cars

2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Komp. Coupe, 120kms. 1 family owned, $9,875 (604) 649-5566

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Scrap Car Removal

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'you’ve tried the rest, now try the best.' Move ins - move outs, weekly, monthly We guarantee our work. References gladly given. For free estimates call Marcia 604-716-8631 CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Reliable cleaning team. Res, Comm. Move in, Move out. Bonded & Insured. Susan at 604-312-9445

★CLEAN FREAKS★

Sports & Imports

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376 EXPERIENCED HOUSE Cleaner avail, res/comm, insured, bonded, 604-315-2539 or 778-899-1674

LAUNDRY SERVICES

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2008 VW Passat Wagon, 2.0T, silver, loaded, auto, low kms, wrty, no accid, non smoker, alarm, immac, $20,800 obo, 604-980-7675

LIDIA’S EUROPEAN Cleaning. Res/Com. Specializing in detail cleaning. Bonded. 604-541-9255

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

MATURE TSAW/LADNER resident avail for housecleaning, refs avail. Sandy 604-312-2714

2002 Honda Civic, Silver, 5spd, excel. cond., power l/w, lthr, 125k, $6,400. (778) 888-2478

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Computer Services

2003 PONTIAC Montana, estate sale, lwb, 7pass, f/equip, dvd, air compressor, good cond, new tires/brakes, 109K, $4700, DL serv, 2yr a/care, 604-215-3642

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Concrete

ENZO General Masonry- Specializes brick, block, stone, all types of concrete work 594-1960 WOLFS CHIMNEY & FIREPLACE REPAIR also brick and stone retaining walls. 604-375-2758 or 604-306-2650

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Drywall

Farrant Drywall Commercial Residential SANDY

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Slog ahead. Fulfill responsibilities to your children,invalids,and employers. Hire service people. Take care of your health. Dress for the season, eat sensibly, schedule regular rest. This is a great time to reduce “to do” lists or to buy machinery, but don’t start any big new projects, as a slow-down looms March 12. Sunday through Tuesday bring mysteries, sensual desires, investments, financial manoeuvres, lifestyle changes and health diagnosis – these follow beneficial, profitable paths, so get going! Wisdom and legal hassles midweek. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Co-workers are still nice to you: one of them might become more than an acquaintance (next week onward). Meanwhile, you’re filled with the thrill of nature, beauty, creative surges and romantic urges. This is an excellent week to start small creative ventures, ones that “complete” before March 12. (Bigger projects would benefit from being “dropped” now through April 3, then taken up again.) Sunday through Tuesday bring relationship excitement – prime meetings, or a partnership proposal, business opportunities, a sudden recognition of someone’s beauty – luck’s with you! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Settle into home, children, into nature, the garden, etc. Sunday to Tuesday is an excellent time to garden, fix up the house, clean, buy appliances for the home and yard, till the farm, etc. But don’t start big, major projects now (e.g., renovations) as a slow-down and mistake-prone period begins in two weeks. Examine where you stand now: decide who and what to nurture, and who/what to leave behind. You might make such decisions Tuesday night to Thursday, when relationships possess a rough edge. Mysteries, lust, large finances and ethics flash warnings signals late week.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Travel and communications lead to interesting things now, especially in romantic, creative or speculative arenas Sunday to Tuesday, and/or in life-mate or business partnership zones Friday/Saturday. Be curious, ask questions; follow your nose. What you discover now could be a foundation for new launching pads in future. (E.g., you read about a new gismo, then [about June] start using it at work to save time and labour.) Your luck in love soars Sunday and Monday – take advantage! Tackle chores Wednesday/Thursday. Relationships present opportunities and dangers Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Money is of first importance this week and the next two. Chase only “immediate payoff” sources, as long-term projects (especially if you launch them now) run into major delays, mistakes and indecisions in two weeks. So think short-term. If you’ve wanted to purchase a special item, do so now or next week. (Timing: real estate, Feb. 26, 27, morn of 28 – décor, pleasure, love items, March 1 – machinery, tools, March 2, 3 [careful both days] – investments, March 7 – travel tix, schooling, March 9, 10.) Romance needs caution Wednesday/Thursday. Tackle chores Friday: safely. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and timing remain high. Get out, start projects (but only short-term ones) call in favours, see and be seen. Ask for a raise – not because you’ll get one, but because higher-ups will tend to mull over your request in the depths of March (rather than just, as they usually do, just forgetting about it). Then ask again in April. Your true worth will soon become apparent. Sunday to Tuesday noon favours travel, errands, paperwork and talk (about a raise?). Lie low midweek. Your creative, romantic and risk-taking side emerges Friday/Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca


February 24, 2012 The Delta Optimist A43

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