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Lois Jackson has spent 37 of the last 40 years as a member of Delta council, including the last 13 as mayor. She has run with a variety of political organizations, including with Doug Husband and the Delta Voters Association in 1979 (left).

Four decades of service

Lois Jackson reminisces about those early days as Delta;s first female alderman BY

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This month marks a rare anniversary when it comes to longevity in B.C. civic politics: Lois Jackson is celebrating 40 years since being first elected to Delta council. Saying some of the big issues when she arrived are still around in one form or another, Jackson has seen a lot take place here over the past four decades and has helped navigate Delta through a plethora of changes and ever-evolving challenges. “In those early days people tended to know their neighbours a lot more because there were fewer of them. There were ratepayers groups in all of Delta and it was a very good way to reach people,” Jackson told the Optimist recently. “It took a lot of effort by a lot of people to accommodate the needs of the young families that moved here in those early days.” Jackson was first elected to council in December 1972 and, except for one term where she didn’t run for re-election, she has served continuously.

In 1972, Jackson, a North Delta resident who campaigned for “orderly, planned quality growth patterns” and “preservation and production of agricultural lands,” became the first female Delta alderman. At that time, she was a married Sunday school teacher with three children, having also been the past chair of the North Delta Ratepayers Association. One of 10 candidates in that election, Jackson captured the third and final seat. During that campaign, Jackson told the Optimist, “A woman’s viewpoint on council has long been lacking.” In her recent interview looking back at her early days on council, she said, “There was a lot going on at the time. We certainly had a lot more active fishing community. It was a very energetic time, I’d say. Tom Goode eventually came on as mayor and it was his vision to develop Tilbury Park, so we went in and serviced the whole area.” It certainly was a different era back in 1972 as Dave Barrett’s New

Democrats won provintion preventing farmland cial office and CBC’s The from being rezoned for Beachcombers debuted urban use. On the Delta scene, the “Saving the farmland population was still growwas a huge cry by all of us ing rapidly in the decade that ran and continues to be and a bit since the openfrom my perspective.” ing of the George Massey Today, with Delta’s popuTunnel, bringing various lation holding steady but a pressures and significant challenges, shift in including the demograph“A woman’s need to build both viewpoint on council ics, schools on an in terms has long been annual basis. of age and That year ethnicity, lacking.” also saw Lois Jackson Jackson’s municipal 1972 election council council, which campaign faces a difhad Dugald ferent set of Morrison as challenges mayor, discuss the idea than existed in the 1970s. of acquiring Burns Bog “Back in the early days as a nature park, while when I was first elected in also making plans to turn the early ‘70s, there was the former Paterson Park somewhere in the neighharness race track into a bourhood of 65 per cent of “major community park.” our population under the Jackson, who was offiage of 19. So you can see cially sworn into office in the challenges that were January 1973, also recalled there for everybody. In a controversial pitch by North Delta, for instance, New Westminster to take we started building arenas Annacis Island from Delta’s and the old North Delta rec jurisdiction. centre was one of the first The biggest story to and we started the outdoor emerge in late 1972, pools.” though, was the provincial Jackson said young government’s announcepeople with nothing to do ment it would pass legislawould converge at a shop-

ping centre in North Delta and a protest there one day prompted police to read the riot act. “That’s when we put the addition to the Hillside Boys and Girls Club in North Delta to have a gymnasium to, at least, go part way in helping creating a space, particularly for the teens.” As far as development, in her early days, single-family homes on large lots were the norm. She noted there was much less opposition in Ladner to densification, including the construction of apartments, due partly because Ladner was already an older community. Also at that time, the rough shape of sports fields was a hot issue as well as the need to find more industrial land, she recalled. Jackson said Deltassist back in the early 1970s was primarily a group of organizations and churches where residents could obtain information about all parts of Delta, a useful tool when the Internet was decades away. She added Delta has come a long way and changed greatly since her early days on council,

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including immigration influences in North Delta. Most residents are aware, she said, that continued changes and challenges are on the horizon with port and Tsawwassen Fist Nation development. A political survivor, Jackson has run with a variety of slates over the years as well as an independent. She has long been considered a populist and her longevity in civic politics has often been credited to her ability to adapt to a changing landscape. After a three-year break in the mid-1990s, Jackson returned to Delta council in 1996 as a member of the upstart TriDelta party. She became mayor three years later, but has since broken ties with TriDelta. She won a fifth term as mayor as part of the Delta Independent Voters Association ticket in last year’s civic election. The victory was by her widest margin yet. Jackson also served for several years as Metro Vancouver chair. She was recently awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, due in part to her many years of civic service.


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Snowy owls add to record-breaking year OWL dealing with more birds than ever in 2012, including some northern visitors that arrived in rough shape BY

MICHELLE GAMAGE Optimist contributor

It has been a weird year for the birds. The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) is taking in a record-breaking number of injured birds and the snowy owls are back in Boundary Bay Regional Park for the second year in a row. “I put it down to food, and the weather has been so weird,” said Bev Day, executive director of the East Ladner rehabilitation centre. So far this year the society has seen 452 injured or starving birds of prey and is anticipating that number to exceed 500 by the end of the year. The previous record was 389 birds. “You can put it down as it has been a bad year for the birds or people know more about us and know where to bring the birds,” said Day. Birds are brought to OWL for a number of reasons, including starvation, interspecies fighting, getting hit by vehicles and even those that are misplaced because their habi-

The snowy owls have returned to Delta for the second year in a row, although some are in rough shape. tats have been destroyed. The reappearance of snowy owls in Boundary Bay for a second straight year has bird enthusiasts buzzing with excitement as the photogenic creatures tend to make an appearance only every few years. Day is not concerned, however, as she said the owls do not necessarily follow patterns. “Owls are ruled by their tummies,” she said. “So when there is a food short-

age, they migrate.” David Bradbeer, program co-ordinator and wildlife biologist for the Delta Farmland and Wildlife Trust, agrees the reappearance of the snowy owls is nothing to be alarmed about. “I wouldn’t say it’s out of the ordinary,” said Bradbeer. “It’s out of the pattern we’ve come to expect. We’re surprised, but these birds don’t follow patterns.”

He said snowy owls are an irruptive species, which means they will mass migrate south, usually in search of food, periodically. The previous year’s search for food took the owls as far south as Hawaii and Virginia. This year’s migration has been particularly rough on the birds, with four starving and two injured snowy owls already brought to OWL. All four of the starving owls and one that was elec-

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trocuted when it flew into power lines have died. The snowy owl brought in with a broken wing is expected to make a full recovery. Last year snowy owls were brought in for injuries and some were skinny, said Day, but nothing like this year’s number of starving birds. Snowy owls prey on a large range of food, including shorebirds and various ducks around Delta, so it’s unlikely it is a lack of food

that is leaving the owls in a beaten position, said Bradbeer. He thinks the owls could have started their migration already in a weak condition or faced harsh conditions during their flight south. Bradbeer also noted how it could have been a fantastic year for breeding, and the starving owls are younger birds that are inexperienced in hunting waterfowl and other local prey. Day said the likely culprit for the birds’ poor condition was the pleasant fall weather that would have delayed the start of migration. “The weather was so nice late into the season, and then it just hit and the owls got caught while migrating,” she said. Both Bradbeer and Day emphasize how important it is for people to keep a distance between themselves and the birds. “People need to leave them alone. Stay on the dike and out of the marsh,” said Bradbeer, adding the owls are exhausted and hungry after travelling thousands of kilometres and need to rest.

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Church keeps extreme weather shelter open Ladner United carries on despite gov’t funding cut BY

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The extreme weather shelter at Ladner United Church is open once again, in spite of a cut in government funding. “We made a decision here... that we would continue for this season,” said Rev. Jim Short. Earlier this fall, the church learned that its B.C. Housing funding for the shelter had been cut due to low occupancy numbers. Short said there was money left over from last season, so the decision was made to pare down the budget to open again this season. The shelter has been open on five nights thus far and housed two guests each night. Shelter co-ordinator Debbie Mitchell said the church still receives the extreme weather advisories. Starting in 2010, from November until March, the church has acted as an extreme weather shelter. On nights where an extreme weather alert is issued, the

church converts its nursery into an overnight shelter for those with nowhere else to sleep. On those nights 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.

“There’s a lot of generosity in the community.”

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When people come in, Mitchell said, volunteers greet them and offer food, coffee and hot chocolate, as well as clean, dry socks and other clothing. Nothing has changed at the shelter, except the funding. “There’s a lot of generosity in the community,” Short said. The shelter receives discounted dry cleaning on the bedding, which must be done after every opening, as well as coupons for soup and coffee from a local

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restaurant and donations of bus tickets and grocery store gift cards. The church is currently undergoing restoration and renovations. Short said the plans include a dedicated shelter space with a proper shower and bathroom facilities. The church is looking for cash donations to help fund the shelter. Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington and Coun. Ian Paton have come together to help spread the word about, and raise money for, the shelter. Donations can be dropped off at the church office, which is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., or mailed to: Ladner United Church, 4960-48th Ave., Ladner, B.C., V4K 4X6. Make cheques out to Ladner United Church and denote on the memo line that it should be directed to the Extreme Weather Shelter. Tax receipts are available. For more information, call Ladner United Church at 604-946-6254.

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Farmers float idea of compensation

DFI tells provincial minister that mitigation measures are needed to help offset loss of agricultural land agricultural land for future expansion, for railway lines, for intermodel yards, etc. Corporations and govern- There has to be a cost per ment should buck up if they acre paid back to a fund for agriculture in Delta,” he intend to impact any more said. of Delta’s farmland. Paton said such a fund Coun. Ian Paton made could pay for such projects that declaration recently as bringing fresh irrigation during a Delta council water to Westham Island. discussion on Port Metro’s DFI president John Vancouver’s plan to build Savage, who brought foranother container terminal ward the motion at the at Roberts Bank. farmers’ meeting, told the Civic politicians, who Optimist another much received a staff report needed project for Westham on the port authority’s Island is improving the dike current consultation for system. Terminal 2 (T2), were told “We’ve got Westham by Paton that a resolution recently passed by the Delta Island sitting there. You’ve got a port expansion comFarmers’ Institute calls for serious financial compensa- ing. When they are dredging for depth for the new tion to mitigate the loss of terminal, why not send it to agricultural land. Westham Island?” he asked. Paton, a Ladner farmer “We’ve lost so much land and member of the DFI, said farmers recently held a for other uses, we need to bring that amount of acremeeting with guest speaker age back Norm Letnick, into producB.C.’s minister tion.” of agriculture, Savage where the idea said the of mandatory DFI is an compensation important was presented. organization “This is kind that could of a blockbustadminister er. It’s coma mitigation ing as a draft fund, but the proposal and DFI itself will be copied John Savage could also to Delta and DFI president use fundthe province,” ing to keep Paton said. operating. “We are seriously lookPort Metro Vancouver is ing at mitigation measures wrapping up what it calls a for the loss of agriculture project definition phase for land in Delta, and this is T2. Delta has been asked to happening in countries all comment on the project. over the world. Whether The three-berth terminal it’s rail lines, whether it’s is being proposed to meet port expansion, whether a forecasted demand in it’s hydro lines, we’ve container shipments. It will seen so much burdened be capable of handling the upon Delta over the years. They’re able to come in and largest post-Panamax ships. The report to council able to expropriate land, notes that, from a municithey’re able to purchase pal perspective, there are land and take it out of the several problems with the Agricultural Land Reserve port authority’s method of to make way for progress,” consultation. he said. Regarding mitigation for With the exception of the loss of agricultural land, drainage improvements for Coun. Robert Campbell local farmers as mitigasaid he doesn’t like Delta tion for the South Fraser Perimeter Road, there hasn’t being asked to choose from several options provided really been much in the by Port Metro Vancouver. way of mitigation to the He said all those options, farming community, Paton including topsoil conservaexplained. tion and irrigation improve“The draft coming forments, shouldn’t be considward is to seriously conered options at all and must sider that there must be all be implemented equally. money put up by huge corMayor Lois Jackson said porations, such as the port, it’s too early at this stage to if they want to take out BY

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provide feedback. Giving preferences could be seen as support for T2, when, in fact, there’s not enough information, she said. Council deferred making comment until Port Metro Vancouver has formally submitted an application.

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MURPHY’S LAW I know it’s incredibly early in the process, but I have a feeling that when it comes to a new crossing for the Fraser River, we’re going to get exactly what Victoria has in store for us. The provincial government embarked on its public consultation for the replacement of the George Massey Tunnel last weekend in Ladner, the first of five open houses in the initial round of what will undoubtedly be an interminable dog and pony show. The public has been consulted on other major projects in these parts before — port, power lines, South Fraser Perimeter Road — and if there’s been one constant in those deliberations, it’s that what we’ve got to say doesn’t matter a whole lot. Sure, there’s been a tweak here or there based on our input, but in terms of significant changes, they simply haven’t occurred. It will be interesting to see what happens with the tunnel replacement as a couple of ideas, maybe even themes, have developed around here since Premier Christy Clark announced a few months back that Victoria would actually address the inadequacies of the 53-yearold tube. One of those is the desire to keep the tunnel, not out of nostalgia, but due to the fact it’s still functional and could be used as a component in a regional transportation network. Yes, build a shiny new bridge across the Fraser, but don’t throw a perfectly good crossing — OK, maybe that’s too strong a characterization — onto the scrap heap. The other thrust I’m hearing is to use the existing right-of-way so we don’t sacrifice more farmland to highway construction. That’s been done around here too many times in the past so there’s not an appetite to see more parcels chopped up by another strip of asphalt. Again, it’s early, but it doesn’t sound like Victoria is interested in putting a whole lot more money into the tunnel, which would hasten its demise, and as far as a bridge along that same corridor, not sure that’s a favourite either, or whether it’s even physically possible. Something tells me that as we travel further along this consultation road we’ll become privy to what the province has in mind for the new crossing, what it will look like and where it will be located. I suspect those details will be released when the time is right and will initially only be termed as options or possibilities. However, if recent history has taught us anything, they will be more than just talking points and if we don’t necessarily agree with them, well, there’s likely not a lot that can be done about that.

Short-term fix available before new crossing becomes reality DOUG HUSBAND

COMMUNITY COMMENT I’m motivated once again to raise the topic of the thoroughly discussed traffic issues in Delta. The meeting to discuss the future of the George Massey Tunnel spurs me on. The existing tunnel precludes large cargo vessels with deep draft from accessing upstream terminals. Make no mistake, this is the issue motivating discussion for a bridge replacing the present outmoded tunnel. Gridlocked commuter traffic is a secondary issue, although an important discussion point. A bridge certainly opens the Fraser to large shipping traffic. I’m not necessarily opposed to the thought of a bridge, although it will have a significant impact to land use on the north and south sides of the river. Newer design will accommodate an HOV lane, a safety lane and perhaps cyclists. It would move cars well, at least in the short run, as history tells us. Any crossing change of this

magnitude is at least 10 years away and likely longer. It begs the question: What can be done in the short term? Here’s a suggestion: At peak hours in the morning tunnel users have the benefit of the counterflow lane. The back up of northbound traffic bound for Richmond via Steveston Highway extends well into the tunnel and beyond. In effect there are only two lanes open to drivers for destinations north of Steveston Highway. The stopped or barely moving northbound curb lane tunnel traffic caught in the slow lane will attempt lane changes at great peril. It boggles my mind that our political leaders on both sides of the river have not grasped a selfevident solution north of the tunnel for those morning motorists wanting to access Steveston Highway. There is room for at least one more northbound lane on the east side of Highway 99, adjacent the old tourist facility (no longer in use). Why not remove the sections of cement barricade and create at least two stacking lanes north of the tunnel, thus freeing three lanes northbound to New Westminster, Vancouver and beyond? With minimal design change on the overpass, two left turn lanes at Steveston Highway with longer “green” time on the signal light could move the beleaguered northbound motorist

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so much quicker into Richmond, thus freeing the tunnel. The Steveston overpass is a similar problem to our tunnel; both are dramatically overextended at peak hours. Unfortunately there is no short-term solution for southbound afternoon motorists. The long-term solution of a bridge or a new tunnel does not solve the congestion at the Oak Street Bridge with highway speed vehicles meeting Richmond traffic and stopping for a red light just north of the bridge. Unfortunately those of us south of the river are currently vehicle dependant. The long-term solution is mass transportation. We should be talking about a transit link across the Fraser River through Delta and into South Surrey with park and ride stations conveniently located. I’ll bet long-term cost benefit studies support mass transit as the long-term solution to the Lower Mainland’s transportation woes. I wonder why long haul truck owners and drivers continue to try and co-exist with cars at peak times. I’m sure they are exasperated with the loss of time and surrounded by impatient car drivers. Time is money to them as they are on the job while most of us are attempting to get to ours. And a good night to you, fellow commuters.

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December 7, 2012 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Bottle drive ruined when thief steals empties from trailer

Editor: I wish I knew who, what and when. I do know that last Saturday morning I went with my son and daughter to collect empties to raise fund for his soccer team. When we were done, I had to leave town for the

day, and almost parked the trailer in the garage, to deal with on Sunday. I thought it would be safe in the driveway, as all the bags were labeled for the soccer team. I was wrong. When I got home, the trailer was nearly empty, the bags of cans and bottles

were gone, and only some of the dirtiest empties remained. I’ve been upset at things before, but never enough to write a letter to the editor. Enjoy your ill-gotten booty. I’ll be locking up my empties from now on. Glenn Jones

Snow geese are forced to feed elsewhere

Editor: Every fall we celebrate the arrival of the snow geese and well we should as they are a sight to behold and a miracle of migration on the Pacific Flyway from Wrangel Island in Russia to the Fraser delta and beyond. Now we find them end-

ing up on school playgrounds in Richmond because we have covered up much of their former feeding grounds with development, greenhouses, port expansion, rail yards and highways. And then we have several residents in Tsawwassen

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20-year-old leisure centre is showing signs of age Municipal reports show Ladner facility needs work BY

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A parked car that slid into the ditch on Tsawwassen Drive Tuesday caused a chain of events that resulted in an air ambulance being called.

Ditch dive only start of driver’s problems BY

MICHELLE GAMAGE Optimist contributor

A local resident’s experience Tuesday afternoon should act as a reminder to everyone that drives a standard car — use the parking brake. The resident parked in the 2400-block of Tsawwassen Drive before heading out for a jog on the dike. When they returned, their car was deep in a watery ditch.

According to Delta police, the car had been parked on a slight hill and ended up rolling across the road and into the ditch when it was left without the parking brake on. No one was injured in the incident. The owner of the car left to find a phone to call a tow truck, but while they were away someone saw the car in the ditch and called 911 to report that a car that had rolled over into the ditch.

Police and an air ambulance were called to the scene. Police smashed windows of the car in an effort to see if anyone was trapped inside. The car’s owner returned to find emergency crews surrounding the vehicle and was able to assure them no one was trapped inside. Emergency crews were called off and a tow truck was brought in to pull the car out of the ditch.

The Ladner Leisure Centre is showing its age, according to Delta’s parks and recreation department. A recent report notes the centre’s aquatics expansion is 20 years old, and now both the slide tower and the roof are showing evidence of a declining building condition. Three years ago, money had been set aside to recoat the corroded tower, however, Delta council decided to reallocate those funds to hire a consultant in order to develop a longer term plan for the aquatics facility, which involved potential alternative recreation amenities to replace the slide tower. The report notes that not only is the tower in a state of decline, it’s also a point of extreme energy loss for the building. In 2010, a three-phase

plan was approved, including removal of the slide tower and conversion of the tower area into a water feature with a dedicated therapy pool. The 2012 capital budget included PHOTO BY SANDOR GYARMATI $20,000 for repair Both the roof and slide tower are showof the metal roof ing signs of age at the Ladner Leisure assembly and Centre. $75,000 to decommission the slide, for a larger replacement of however, a roof assessment a wall, window and roof identified underlying issues within the next 10 to 15 with the pool building. A years. The report to council subsequent building envedidn’t specify what that lope assessment concluded undertaking would cost. there might be more serious The Ladner Leisure building issues. Centre cost just under $8 Another assessment was million to build in the early then undertaken that paint1990s, a cost overrun of ed a more positive picture. over $2 million from its That assessment had seven original budget set in a recommendations in an 1989 referendum. “action plan” with funding Seven years ago, available for the first six in Delta partnered with the Delta’s capital program. Vancouver Giants for a The seventh recommenweight room expansion at dation involves planning the centre.

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An application to build what would be Delta’s tallest building goes to a public hearing next Tuesday (Dec. 11). Delta council recently gave preliminary approval to a proposed 37-storey high-rise by Marshall Mountain Homes Ltd., which would be constructed in North Delta at 1194180th Ave., near Scott Road. Immediately south of the Delta Shoppers Mall, the mixed-use building would have commercial space on the bottom and up to 359 residential units above. A year ago, council approved a five-storey mixed-use residential/commercial development for the site. Since then, there have been a number of changes, most notably the significant increase in building height. The high-rise plan has gone through a number of recent revisions, including an increase from 302 units and height from 35 storeys. The latest proposal is for fewer residential units than the 359 that would be allowed under the bylaw, but gives the proponent “economic flexibility” to increase that number to the maximum if deemed necessary. Coun. Bruce McDonald said he’s concerned about the constant revisions and wants the community to

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Shoplifter stopped before he can leave with goods Employee gets him to surrender $1,450 in items The following are some of the calls of interest the Delta police responded to in the South Delta area between Monday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Dec. 2: Tsawwassen • November 26, 9:55 p.m., 1600-block of 56th Street: A male and female broke the padlock and pried the deadbolt on the door of the maintenance office of the hotel. An employee arrived at the office and observed the two suspects who casually said hello and walked away. As a result, the many valuable items in the room remained intact. Police will attempt to identify the couple from the video surveillance. • November 28, 9:10 a.m., 5200-block of 6th Avenue: A car parked in the driveway was entered overnight and the complainant’s wallet was stolen. The wallet contained several inactive credit cards and a driver’s licence. No damage to car and point of entry unknown. • November 28, 10:27 a.m., 1700-block of 56th Street: Complainant reported his vehicle parked in the underground parking lot was broken into sometime overnight. The driver’s side door lock had been punched out to gain access. The vehicle was ransacked but nothing missing. • November 29, 9:55 p.m., 1100-block of 56th Street: A customer entered the supermarket and selected several grocery items that she placed in her shopping cart, covered the items with a tote bag and then left the store without paying. The suspect was observed

by the loss prevention officer who arrested her and contacted police. Police arrested the suspect and transported her to headquarters. She was charged and then released on a promise to return to court at a future date.

• November 30, 12:40 p.m., 1300-block of 56th Street: Complainant reported the valtag from his licence plate had been stolen while he was in the credit union. No witnesses or suspects. File generated for insurance purposes. • November 30, 2:20 p.m., 1200-block of 56th Street: A clerk in the drug store observed a customer select goods valued at $1,450 and place the items in his duffle bag. The employee approached the suspect and the goods were surrendered to the employee before the suspect left the store. Police located the suspect, who has an extensive history of theft, a short distance from the store. As the theft had not been completed, the suspect was not arrested but he was given orders banning him from the store. Ladner • November 29, 2:49 p.m., 5700-block of 64th Street: An unknown person gained entry to the residence by smashing the side main door sometime during the morning. The suspect stole cash and jewelry from the living room. No witnesses or suspects located. • November 30, 10:59

a.m., 4800-block of Elliott Street: The complainant believes she left her wallet in the pet store. By the time the complainant realized her wallet was lost, her credit card had a $110 charge. The wallet contained several debit and credit cards that were cancelled. Information regarding cards entered in the police information computer system. • November 30, 12:34 p.m., 4400-block of Clarence Taylor Crescent: A citizen attended police headquarters to drop off a wallet, containing cards and cash, he found on a public bus. Police contacted the owner of the wallet indicating the wallet had been found. • December 2, 1:23 p.m., 5000-block of 47th Avenue: The complainant reported his son’s debit card had been lost and was used to withdraw $100 from the bank. The victim had lost his wallet but the fraud had not been discovered until several days later. The wallet was located but was missing the debit card. • December 2, 10:24 a.m., 6900-block of 49A Avenue: A report was received that damage had occurred to the building at Bell Park. Unknown persons had pulled down a soffit panel and several other panels were damaged. Corporation of Delta notified of the damage.

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One local youngster and his family were among about 300 passengers on a very special flight earlier this week. On Tuesday afternoon, Air Transat flight A330 took off from Vancouver International Airport for the seventh annual Flight in Search of Santa. Organized by Air Transat and the Children’s Wish Foundation, it gives about 100 children with various life-threatening illnesses and special needs the chance to fly to the North Pole on a special mission — to rendezvous with Santa Claus and bring him back to Vancouver. The Blackwood family from Tsawwassen was one of many on the flight. Six-year-old Jacob was diagnosed with unilateral retinoblastoma in his right eye when he was just 14 months old. Retinoblastoma occurs when cancer cells develop in the retina, the part of the eye that detects light. The Grade 1 student at Beach

board the plane. “For Air Transat, this event holds a very special place among our corporate responsibility initiatives, and our employees go allout to make the day an unforgettable one,” said president and CEO Allen Graham. “We’re proud to support Children’s Wish and do our part to help brighten the lives of young children who are struggling with illness every day.” After boarding, the fun began before the plane even left the PHOTO BY JESSICA KERR ground. The passengers were encouraged to Santa visited everyone on the Air make lots of noise to Transat flight. help the plane fly fast to catch up with Santa, Kim said the family who had been spotted on received an unexpected the radar. invitation to the special After a snack and some event from the Children’s Christmas carols, led by Wish Foundation, adding volunteer carolers and Jacob and Charlie were “so flight attendants, the pilot excited” about the flight. announced he had Santa “It’s a nice surprise for these guys,” said dad Mark. and his reindeer in his sights and the big man in The atmosphere was red was going to land his festive — with crafts, face sleigh on the plane and painters, clowns and carolcome in to join the flight. ers — at the gate as everyThe excitement was one waited excitedly to

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Six-year-old Jacob Blackwood and his borother Charlie, 4, got a chance to meet St. Nick in midair during the seventh annual Flight in Search of Santa earlier this week. evident as Santa and Mrs. Claus appeared at the front of the plane and made their way up and down the aisles. They stopped to talk to Jacob and Charlie, and each and every child, posing for countless photos and handing out stockings filled with gifts. “Creating magical and memorable moments is

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After Santa and Mrs. Claus had visited with everyone, the plane made its descent to YVR. Before the flight, Air Transat also presented the Children’s Wish Foundation with a cheque for $780,000, which was raised over the past two years as part of the company’s Small Change, Big Hearts program.

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Switch this year’s season’s greetings card up and send out a picture of yourself, Santa and a raptor. The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) is holding a fundraiser tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and has a whole host of birds of prey for guests to check out. Visitors can have their picture taken with Santa and Sarah the barn owl or Tyra the Merlin for a minimum donation of $10. OWL merchandise, some of it Christmas themed, will be on sale and educational tours of the facility will be available as per usual from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. OWL is a non-profit organization that specializes in rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey all over the Lower Mainland. The fundraiser will be on site at 3800-72nd St. in East Ladner (near the Boundary Bay Airport).

December 7, 2012 The Delta Optimist A15

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December 7, 2012 The Delta Optimist A17

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St. David’s

Elizabeth Northcott

All Saints Anglican Church

Seeds of hope God must have been giggling while creating the magnificent tree called horse-chestnut. What a beautiful arboreal creation, each season creating a wonder of colour and majesty. In the spring, it seems to be the first to burst forth in fleshy tender leaves, soon followed by a mass of showy flowers. In the summer months, the tree spreads a lovely canopy for shade from the scorching heat, and in the fall, well, let’s just say, I think that this is when God started to giggle! In the fall, the tree puts forth her seeds — masses of those little conkers! I have heard some tree farmers declare the nuts from the mighty horse-chestnut are “good for nothing,” but I know they are indeed

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good, because hundreds of them burst through their winter covering and start to grow a seedling in my garden each and every spring. So, I am left to wonder, why are there so many of these seeds around? Is it that life is all about planting seeds along our path? Think for a moment of the seeds that fall into our lives. The seeds of hope, wonder, thankfulness, joy and sorrow. All of these seeds carry within them a potential for good growth. Although many are spread, it takes nurturing to bring them to life. In this season of Advent we take a journey in preparation for the coming of Christ into our lives. What will we sow in the depths of our hearts? Will it bring forth good growth and cause God to giggle with joy?

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We extend a warm welcome to join us on Sunday, Dec. 16th @ 7pm for our Carols to Candlelight & Children’s Christmas Concert, “The Great Debate” (with refreshments served)

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A18 The Delta Optimist December 7, 2012

In the Community

Youths spread goodwill — and peanut butter

At the start of the evening there were 43 loaves of bread, six jars of peanut butter and nine jars of jam. By the end there were more than 400 tasty sandwiches wrapped and packed for delivery to Food on the Corner, a Tsawwassenbased charity that serves soup and sandwich lunches in the Downtown Eastside every Saturday. Who was behind this labour of love? Eighteen young people from three youth groups — Saviour Lutheran (Ladner), Benediction Lutheran (Tsawwassen) and Trinity Lutheran (Richmond) — pitched in for about 30 minutes in Saviour’s fellowship hall to lend their many hands to this worthy cause.

Before work began on the assembly lines, a little inspiration came from Hermann Glockl, co-founder of Food on the Corner, who spoke of how the charity began 30 years ago from one simple idea and grew with the help of a devoted contingent of volunteers. He stressed to the youth how important it is to not let negative thoughts dissuade you from pursuing a goal. Self-described “newbie” Rick Lewall (who’s been with Food on the Corner for 10 years) also told the group the outreach program is valued for its consistency. Those they serve can count on seeing their dedicated volunteers each week for nutritious food and a spiri-

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Members of three Lutheran youth groups, as well as some adult helpers, created an assembly line that produced more than 400 sandwiches for Food on the Corner. tual message. Another highlight of the evening was a thoughtprovoking discussion led by Rev. Steven Naylor of Saviour Lutheran titled

“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Social Media — What’s a Christian youth to do?” For today’s technologically savvy teens, the issue

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Gymnasts of all ages will take part in Delta Gymnastics’ 11th annual Holiday Jingle next week at the Delta Sport Development Centre.

Young gymnasts to show their skills at annual Holiday Jingle

For the 11th year, the Delta Gymnastics Society will be presenting its annual Holiday Jingle. Set for Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the Delta Sport Development Centre in Ladner, the event will feature gymnasts from two to six years old in the society’s Active Start programs as well as a good cross section of demonstrations from its

more advanced programs. Everyone is welcome to this free community event. Holiday Jingle will feature 33 performances beginning at 5 p.m. The evening is split into two sections: 5 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 7:15 p.m., allowing the audience to drop in for a short time or stay for the complete show. It’s a wonderful oppor-

tunity for the gymnasts to show off the skills they have been working so hard to achieve. The evening will showcase a variety of routines: all Junior Gym classes, Gym Stars, the competitive boys and girls team, adult gymnastics group, trampoline by Brittany Falconer (Indo-Pacific gold medalist) and Senior Gymnastrada.

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A20 The Delta Optimist December 7, 2012

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Neil Yarmoshuk, Branch Manager of CIBC Wood Gundy Surrey, is pleased to welcome Jeff Huehn to the team. With over 15 years of investment industry experience, most recently over nine years as a local financial planner, Jeff is ready to help you manage your investment portfolios and develop financial solutions that are right for you. PRUDENT INVESTMENT ADVICE • GREAT SERVICE

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A24 The Delta Optimist December 7, 2012 In the Community

Family says thank you to hospital in big way Walkathon raises over $40,000 for Royal Columbian

A Ladner family’s walkathon raised over $40,000 for the Royal Columbian Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit last month. “All the community involvement was just absolutely incredible,” said Ron Van Marrewyk. He and his wife Stephanie’s two-and-a-halfyear-old triplet daughters, Shauna, Paige and Andy, were born about 11 weeks early and received care at

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Royal Columbian’s neonatal intensive care unit. Despite rainy weather over 120 people attended the event at Neilson Grove Elementary, which included a five-kilometre walk, face painting, crafts and refreshments. Van Marrewyk said the many volunteers helped make the event run smoothly. “I think with all that we’ve learned this year, I

think we’ll be able to make next year even more successful.” The Van Marrewyks are planning their next Christmas 5km Walkathon for Nov. 16, 2013 at the same location. The family, which also has an older daughter, is thankful to everyone that participated, volunteered, sponsored and pledged money at the first annual event.

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A26 The Delta Optimist December 7, 2012

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inger Tony Barton is bringing some Christmas spirit to Ladner with Jingle. “It’s a family show. It’s a celebration of the holiday season,” says Barton. The show, set for next Saturday at Genesis Theatre, will feature a live 18-piece orchestra and Barton putting his own twist on Christmas classics with lots of audience interaction. “I come from a theatrical background, so it’s not just a show of songs. I like to think of it as an experience because I incorporate a lot of theatrical things,” he says. In this show there’ll a 500-seat snowball fight, indoors, he says, joking that he’s turned his girlfriend’s apartment into a paper mache snowball-making factory. The show will be benefiting the Little House Society with $2 from every ticket sold. The local society is a non-profit group that works to reduce and prevent the harm associated with

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Singer Tony Barton will perform in Jingle at Genesis Theatre in Ladner next Saturday.

alcohol and drug abuse and supports abstinence-based recovery. Barton says he heard Little House president Jim Stimson speak last year at

a fundraiser and was compelled by the passion and dedication he had to the organization. “I was moved by what he had to say.”

For every patron who wears a Santa hat, Barton will be donating a dollar to the Little House Society. Those wearing Santa hats can also get a kiss from

him if they’d like, Barton notes, adding his dollar per hat donation will be matched by one generous Tsawwassen resident. The show’s orchestra will

include players from the Delta Youth Orchestra as well as their music director and conductor Stephen Robb. “He’s one of the most talented guys I know, not only as an instrumentalist but as a writer and arranger,” says Barton. Guest vocalists Tracy Neff, Whittney Saip and Jenny McLaren will also be performing. Barton says he’d like to make Jingle an annual show and create a family tradition. “Maybe it’s because I come from a large family and being a performer, you’re on the road a lot. Maybe the psyche is I want to celebrate a good time with a lot of people.” Jingle is set for Saturday, Dec. 15 at Genesis Theatre. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. while curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30. Tickets are available at Sharkey’s Seafood Bar and Grille in Ladner, My Party Rentals in Tsawwassen and Neilson’s Lumber in Point Roberts. For more information visit Barton’s website at www.tonybarton.biz.

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Tsawwassen’s Benno Bucher once again has his festive model train set up in his front yard this holiday season. The display, which has grown gradually over the 12 years Bucher has done it, features Swiss Alps, a Canadian town and Wild West scenes. “It’s about families having somewhere to go on a dark December night with the kids. That’s what it’s for, really, so there’s a bit of entertainment for the kids,” he says. A frozen lake (using a mirror) is a new addition

to the display this year. Bucher says it takes about three sunny days to put the display together. Bucher is collecting donations for the Food on the Corner Society. “The money goes straight to the effort rather than administration or anything else. It’s just a bunch of local volunteers who take care of it.” Food on the Corner past president Rick Lewall says the group has been feeding the homeless in the Downtown Eastside every Saturday for 30 years. The display, at 5875 Vardon Place, can be viewed usually from about 6 to 9 p.m.

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Tsawwassen’s Benno Bucher has his festive model train display running again this year and is raising money for the Food on the Corner Society.


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Spirit Bear exhibit PHOTO BY URSULA EASTERBROOK

The Spirit Bear Quest, an exhibition of photographs by Tsawwassen’s Ursula Easterbrook, will be on display throughout December at the Tsawwassen Library. The exhibit documents her journey to photograph a spirit bear in the Great Bear rainforest of the B.C. central coast, starting in Tsawwassen, driving to Prince Rupert, flying to Hartley Bay, sailing to Bella Bella and then driving home. There will be a reception with slideshow and tall tales on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Arthur Wang will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “The Emperor” at the Delta Youth Orchestra’s Christmas & Concerti.

DYO presents festive concerti The Delta Youth Orchestra presents a Christmas & Concerti show Sunday in Ladner. The concert will include performances from youth orchestra concerto competition winners Isabel Lago (Accolay’s Violin Concerto in A minor) and Arthur Wang (Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “The Emperor”). Another highlight will be a presentation of Howard Blake’s The Snowman. The piece is from an animated film from the early 1980s about a boy who builds a snowman that comes to life. It will be the Delta Youth Orchestra’s first time performing the piece, notes music director Stephen Robb, adding the narration and music depict the story very clearly. About 65 musicians from three divisions of the youth orchestra will be involved in The Snowman. Tony Barton will narrate while Sean Thomas will provide vocals. “It should be a nice program,” says Robb. Christmas & Concerti is set for Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Genesis Theatre. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students (13 and older) and free for children 12 and under. For tickets call 604-878-4655 or visit www.dyo.bc.ca.

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A Christmas visit to B.C.’s capital Craigdarroch and Hatley castles have festive attire as well as a spooky side BY

MARGARET DEEFHOLTS Optimist contributor

I am standing at the entrance to a splendid castle, its fireplace decorated with boughs of mistletoe, its hallway aglow with lights and its grand staircase banisters wreathed in garlands of holly. In the dining room, distinguished guests converse across an elegantly set dining table. The women wear silk gowns, their diamond necklaces winking in the light of candelabra centrepieces; the men sport mutton-chop moustaches and sideburns. A child’s laughter echoes faintly from one of the upstairs rooms. The ghosts of Christmases past still linger in the rooms of Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria, and although these guests at their Christmas banquet are figments of my imagination, the castle still celebrates this most joyous of all seasons by donning a

mantle of dazzling Yuletide finery. Craigdarroch Castle was completed in 1890 by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir, who spared no expense in furnishing his stately mansion with stained glass windows, oil paintings and lavish Victorian furnishings. The family history, depicted in photos, memorabilia and information panels in the Exhibit Room on the second floor, traces the lives of Robert and Joan Dunsmuir, their 10 children and some of their grandchildren. Today, in the drawing room on the entrance floor, I watch a small girl looking round-eyed at a Christmas tree surrounded by antique toys, its branches arrayed in red ribbons, bows and silver ornaments. In Joan Dunsmuir’s first floor sitting room, the mantelpiece adorned with pinecones and boughs of holly draws an admiring “aaah” from a group of Japanese visitors. Hatley Castle, built by

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The library at Hatley Castle.

James Dunsmuir — the sole surviving son of Robert and Joan — is also in festive Christmas attire, and the entrance hall is cheery with twin Christmas trees flanking a fireplace. Festoons of evergreen boughs intertwined with poinsettias and twinkling lights lie across the mantelpiece. Hatley Castle is haunted by ghosts of its past. The family was cursed with tragedy: James Dunsmuir’s second son was killed in the First World War and his

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ent, I stroll the corridors of the Empress Hotel to admire a display of 60 or more exquisitely decorated Christmas trees that are part of their annual Festival of Trees celebration. Sponsored by local businesses and organizations, the festival raises funds for the B.C. Children’s Hospital — a fitting way to commemorate the birth of a child born over two millennia ago, whose message of love and compassion lives on today. No trip to Victoria at Christmas time would be complete without an afterdark visit to the Butchart Gardens decked out in shimmering Christmas splendour. Visitors gaze at silver spangled trees, willow-the-wisp lights flickering through the bushes, avenues of lighted archways, ginger-bread type houses and dancing “snow flakes” powdering the trees. The Butchart’s theme of the Twelve Days of

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less of everything,” he said. “There’s so much to be done in this world. Why would I just want to do one type of painting?” We need to follow our dreams, he said. “I feel that you have to be really perseverant and chase your dream. You have to keep plugging at it.” Das presents In Search of the Miraculous at Tsawwassen Arts Centre until Jan. 7. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Art has been Sanjoy Das’ “constant companion” through good times and bad. “There were times where I was unemployed, I was broke. It was art that has kept me going. It was sheer determination,” said Das, who has an opening reception on Sunday for his new exhibit at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Originally from Mumbai, Das has been painting seriously since he came to Canada about 11 years ago. He has a background in architecture and has gone from working odd jobs to being a home design consultant and teaching sustainable design at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. This is the Surrey resident’s first solo show. Titled In Search of the Miraculous, the show is dedicated to the theme of “development of self.” “We’re all endowed with some kind of gift, some potential,” said Das, who adds that he thinks it’s a person’s duty to tap into that potential and make it a reality. Das’ work, which ranges from concept art and abstract to realism and other styles, contains bright, vibrant colours. “For me, I’m not much into specialization. If you become a specialist, you do more and more of one thing and less and

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Do not miss the opportunity to own this stunning executive condo in –latest & greatest ResortLike living complex, Tsawwassen Springs! UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF NEW GOLF COURSE AND NORTH SHORE MOUNTAINS! Absolute top quality finishings, 1,534 sf, 2 bdrm & den unit, granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stainless appls, Geothermal Heat, etc! Approximately $45,000 in extra furnishings included with this unit!

#206-5099 Springs Blvd., Tsawwassen

$249,900

STUNNING 4 BEDROOM HOME!

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$335,000

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#39-5900 Ferry Road, Ladner

WOW! What a lifestyle! Absolutely stunning custom designed”H STYLE” Rancher with over 2,600 sq.ft! Large Bedrooms 2,600 sq. sq.ft extra storage space in the basement. Totally renovated home with new kitchen, (granite counters, 4x8 island, two custom design large storage cabinet, two custom design bookshelf on the wall, etc) new laminate floors, new floor tile, etc!

854 Underhill, Tsawwassen

$858,800 Nobody has sold more real estate in Ladner & Tsawwassen since July 1, 2012 than Fraser & his team* priced @

$739,900

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Don’t miss this beautiful 1,636 sq.ft 3 bedroom rancher in one of Tsawwassen’s hidden gem streets! Updates include fresh paint, new plumbing ($14,000 spent), new water tank, washing machine, dishwasher, garage doors, covered patio, cement patio, shed! Walk to all Town Centre amenities in minutes. West-exposed yard, living room and family room, gas fireplace!

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5720 Ferguson Court, Tsawwassen

LIKE BRAND NEW HOME

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Come and see this magnificent “as-new” oneof-a-kind renovated executive home in Prime Tsawwassen location! Everything has been done and the list is a mile long! 3,916 sq.ft of stunning top quality renovations and a perfect layout! Large living room, formal dining room, kitchen and family room on main, 4 bedrooms up, and a full basement downstairs with large games room, family room and a 5th bedroom!

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Re/Max Progroup Realty 100 - 5000 Bridge Street

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Absolutely flawless 1-owner 1,244 sq.ft 2 bedroom condo located in very desirable Fairway Estates! Walk to absolutely all of Tsawwassen Town Centre’s amenities in minutes! 2 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, large storage space, etc! Beautiful quiet covered balcony, newer roof on complex, rainscreened building, trouble-free! Don’t miss this one! Clean-as-a-whistle! Check out the 360º Virtual tour online then come and see your new home today! #B302-1248 Hunter Road, Tsawwassen

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$419,900

BRAND NEW 2,879 sq.ft EXECUTIVE 5 bedroom+Office home in new subdivision! 1 bedroom legal selfcontained side suite! Large open plan kitchen/great room with extensive moulding, recessed ceilings, stonework, etc! Spice kitchen, Bosch appliances, caesar stone countertops, undermount sinks, etc! Hand-scraped hardwood flooring, tiled entrance, etc! Geinow Windos, in-floor radiant heat, large patio, custom paint, wainscotting, built-in alarm, built-in vacuum, 7.1 surround sound built-in speakers!

6342 Brodie Road, Ladner

$1,295,000

FANTASTIC 2 BEDROOM 1,244 SQ.FT CONDO

$799,900

THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE STUNNER!

1112 50B Street, Tsawwassen

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Absolutely STUNNING, RARE 2,233 sq.ft 3 OR 4 bedroom Custom-Built Executive Rancher in Premier Location, Marina Garden Estates! Custom built features radiant hot water heat, engineered Boen Hardwood flooring, custom kitchen, openplan layout, etc! Over $100,000 spent on updates in 2011, including new roof, skylights, gutters, kitchen w/ new granite and backsplash, etc!

5338 Commodore Drive, Ladner

$669,900

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

Medallion Presidents Club Member

Excellent 2 bedroom condo at Green Gables. 2 bed, 2 bath, move in condition! Great location, close to elevator, large storage unit. Walk to absolutely all of Ladner Town Centre’s amenities in minutes! Quiet location overlooking garden! Check out 360º Virtual tour online! Special Assessment of $38,000+/- has been paid by seller!

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$939,900

EXCELLENT 3 BEDROOM RANCHER

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Excellent 1,313 sq.ft 3 bedroom rancher located in VERY desirable location on no-through street in West Ladner! 6,500 sq.ft sunny lot with storage shed/workshop, and loads of appeal! Living room and family room, 1.5 bathrooms, and some great updates! Don’t miss this one!

4804 Cannery Crescent, Ladner

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$539,900

#1 Agent in Ladner / Tsawwassen*

2010, 2011, 2012 (CURRENT #1*) *Based on number of sales in 2010, 2011, and to-date 2012! *This representation is based in whole or in part on Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics

www.fraserelliott.com


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Do not miss this STUNNING 5 year young 2,580 sq.ft executive home with master bedroom on main floor! 4 bedrooms, top quality finishings, stainless steel appliances, granite, hardwood, crown moulding, balcony overlooking garden, 3 sets of french doors off master, family and living rooms, landscaped yard, radiant heat, etc! Located in Popular Beach Grove.

UPDATED SIDE-SPLIT, EXCELLENT LOCATION

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1617 Duncan Drive, Tsawwassen

BEAUTIFUL 2-LEVEL WITH LEGAL SUITE!

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Totally renovated 4 bedroom 2-Level home on one of Ladner’s Favorite streets! (Paton Drive). New windows, hardwood flooring, paint, bathrooms, kitchen cabinets and appliances, tile flooring, gas fireplace,washer/dryer, furnace, water tank, garage door, doors, paint, carpeting, lighting, gutters, remodelled decking, landscaping, etc! Self-contained legal basement suite provides for extra income! Sunny south-facing rear yard!

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$669,900

EXCELLENT 2-LEVEL HOME

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WOW! 2,276 sq.ft 5 bedroom 2-Level home with many updates, a great layout, and a massive 19,881 sq.ft LOT in the heart of Central Tsawwassen! Walking distance to ALL Town Centre amenities! Upgrades to include Energy Efficiency upgrades, (windows, attic insulation, air sealing, furnace and hot water tank, etc).

5395 Paton Dr., Ladner

1122 53A Street, Tsawwassen

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$659,900

EXECUTIVE HOME WITH POOL

Absolutely stunning 3,074 sq.ft 5 bedroom and office home on a 7,343 sq.ft rear yard with a beautiful pool and hot tub! Stamped concrete pool area, new driveway, new water tank, new furnace, light fixtures, kitchen renovated with new doors, tile, stainless steel Frigidaire appliances, sinks, taps, kitchen doors! Newer carpeting, new tile, wide plank eek flooring, light fixtures. whardwood this

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5302 3A Avenue, Tsawwassen

$1,098,800

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Absolutely beautiful 3 or 4 bedroom 2,094 sq.ft side-split located in one of Tsawwassen’s most desirable neighbourhoods! Unique layout with large deck off master bedroom! Totally private south-exposed rear yard, Updated with new roof, gutters, downpipes, carpets, bathroom updates, kitchen updating, tiles, decking, fence, new windows, driveway, etc!

$539,900

BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM TOWNHOME

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Absolutely beautiful 2-bedroom townhome in sought-after “PILLARS”. Open kitchen concept, maple kitchen with centre 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!

4527 Holly Park Court, Ladner

#14-1700 56th Street, Tsawwassen

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$839,900

$342,900

Nobody has sold more real estate in Ladner & Tsawwassen in 2012 than Fraser & his team!* ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL 923 SQ.FT. 2 BEDROOM CONDO

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Absolutely beautiful 923 sq.ft 2 bedroom condo in Sought-after Sunningdale #3 in the heart of Historic Ladner Village! Updated with new laminate, crown and baseboard mouldings, paint, appliances, etc! etc! etc! Nothing to do but move in! Beautiful spacious private balcony overlooking greenery! New roof in complex! Priced to sell!

GORGEOUS 2 BEDROOM CONDO!

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#105-4758 53rd Street, Ladner

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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING 942 sq.ft unit in THE OLIVA, centrally located and stylish complex! Features Wide Plank Bamboo Flooring THROUGHOUT, granite counters, slate backsplash, etc! 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, balcony with barbecue hookup! A “green” building built under the LEED principal with a mandate for healthier living, maximum comfort, and energy efficiency.

#203-1315 56th Street, Tsawwassen

$274,900

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$369,900

STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME BACKS GREENSPACE BEAUTIFUL 2 STOREY HOME WITH DETACHED SHOP!

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Absolutely beautiful West Coast Contemporary styled home, completely renovated, backing onto greenbelt in Tsawwassen’s Terrace!!! Perfect privacy in your back yard! 3,208 sq.ft, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom executive home with all the bells and whistles! Vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, skylights, etc! Updated kitchen with granite counters, renovated bathrooms, etc!!

36 Parkgrove Crescent, Tsawwassen

4838 57th Street, Ladner

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$779,900

EXCELLENT BUILDING LOT! 8,083 sq.ft. building lot. 1 of 2 lots available. Current home will be torn down. Beautiful location! Build your own home or will build to suit. Call for info and lot plan.

DING BUIL LOT

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Absolutely beautiful 4 bedroom 2,100 sq.ft 2-Storey home with a Private rear yard, HUGE double shop (Single Garage+Double Car Shop), and many updates! New garage door, some windows, tool shed, light fixtures, counter tops, bathroom upgrades, washer/dryer, water tank, fencing, etc! Excellent layout, walk out from your kitchen/family room to quiet.

944 Underhill Drive, Tsawwassen

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$625,000

$589,900

EXCELLENT 2-STOREY HOME WITH 2 BEDROOM SUITE

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS! 2,337 sq.ft 4 bedroom 2-storey home on a large 8,837 sq.ft corner lot on sought-after CLIFF DRIVE! Self-contained 2 bedroom 2-level suite!!! Large sunroom addition, covered patio and deck off sunroom, flooring replaced, fresh paint, updated bathroom, new fixtures, 10 year roof, double-glazed windows, etc! MASSIVE LOT. Walk to Town Centre, Cliff Drive Elementary.

4905 Cliff Drive, Tsawwassen

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$596,900

Nobody sells more real estate than Fraser in Ladner / Tsawwassen* *based on number of sales in 2010, 2011, and to-date 2012!

604.728.2845

personal real estate corporation

STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME! MASTER ON MAIN!

fraser elliott

December 7, 2012 The Delta Optimist A37

*FRASER RANKED AT #4 OUT OF ALL REALTORS® IN THE GREATER VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE BOARD IN 2011. *as of December 2011

Call Fraser today for UNBEATABLE Real Estate Marketing Expertise. Ask about my Vancouver Sun marketing campaign.


fraser elliott

A38 The Delta Optimist December 7, 2012

WATERFRONT CONDO WITH BOAT SLIP!

Waterfront, Waterfront! END UNIT! BEST LOCATION IN COMPLEX! Unobstructed south & west facing water views! Beautiful updated 2 bedroom and den townhome-style riverfront condo in the heart of downtown Ladner! Updates in this 2 bedroom plus den include newer engineered hardwood floors on main, nicely updated kitchen eek and tiled floors. Very quiet wcabinetry with wood last frasercomplex! Sun-drenched large balconies (x2), your own 30ft boat slip!

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Re/Max Progroup Realty 100 - 5000 Bridge Street

4738 Stahaken Pl., Tsawwassen

$439,900

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sold

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, UPDATED 2-LEVEL located in West Ladner! New windows, roof, new kitchen with open plan, refinished hardwood flooring, furnace, landscaping, paint, bathroom, etc! Beautifully landscaped private sunny rear yard! Partial View of farmlands from fe thersfront! Lots of ultiple of parking! Home Close to schools and ith ismsuite-able! eek w wHistoric Ladner Village!

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879 52A Street, Tsawwassen

5527 44th Avenue, Ladner

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$638,900

Absolutely beautiful 1,100 sq.ft 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit in popular Hunter Greene! Unit has everything you need with a fabulous layout, vaulted ceilings in master bedroom, bright exposure, air flow, some views of Golf Course! Many upgrades including new hardwood flooring, new appliances, closet organizers, etc! Etc! Walk to Tsawwassen Town Centre in 1 minute! All amenities at your fingertips!

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$669,900

BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 2-LEVEL!

Do not miss this fabulous updated 2-level on a great street in very central location, walking distance to all amenities! Large 2,516 sq.ft. home, 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms (master has ensuite)! Many updates including new windows, rear deck, water tank, new flooring, new ensuite bathroom, light fixtures, all appliances, updated kitchen, etc.! Great home, large 7,554 sq.ft. south-exposed lot, lots of parking.

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5314 Belair Crescent, Tsawwassen

304-1300 Hunter Road, Tsawwassen

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$589,900

EXCELLENT 2,485 SQ.FT HOME

BEAUTIFUL CONDO WALK TO AMENITIES!

$369,900

priced @

$609,900

Nobody has sold more real estate in Ladner & Tsawwassen since July 1, 2012 than Fraser & his team* STUNNING CUSTOM BUILT HOME!

BEAUTIFUL 4,000 + SQ.FT EXECUTIVE HOME ON LARGE 10,000 SQ.FT LOT ON DESIRABLE WALLACE AVE! Too many features to list! Granite counters, solid wood cabinets, large kitchen island, jetted master bathtub with custom shower, gas fireplace solid wood front door, Jenn Air/ Bosch Appliances, coffered ceilings, cultured stone fireplace, pot lights throughout, hardi-plank, etc etc etc!

EXCELLENT FAMILY HOME

Beautiful 2,277 sq.ft 5 bedroom 3 bathroom family home with master on main floor! Located in Ladner’s premier Marina Garden Estates! Nielson Grove catchment! Lovingly maintained! Formal living and dining rooms, family room and eating area off kitchen. Walk out to your sundrenched rear yard! Walk to all nature trails, golf, restaurants, Historic Ladner Village Market, all in minutes!

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5211 Wallace Avenue, Tsawwassen

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5348 Commodore Drive, Ladner

$1,300,000

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5 year young warehouse units available totalling 11,620 sq.ft. Unit 101 & 102 & 103-7225 Brown St. Currently International MotorSports. Buy all three, OR buy individually. BONUS: 2,000 sq.ft condo in unit 101-102 with 10 ft ceilings! New South Fraser Perimiter Highway nearby! Near Massey Tunnel, Tsawwassen Ferry, Alex Fraser Bridge, USA Border, and minutes from Vancouver!

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ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL 1,324 SQ.FT SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM UNIT OVERLOOKING BEACH GROVE GOLF COURSE! VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! Great, quiet, concrete building, wonderful end unit, total privacy! Formal Dining and living rooms, 2 spacious bedrooms, EXTRA LARGE STORAGE locker across the hall! (Hot water heat, gas fireplace, hot water, stove/oven, & barbecue outlet all incl in maintenance fees!).

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#201 1400 View Cr, Tsawwassen

#101-#103 7225 Brown Street

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$1,499,998

sold

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by fraser

by fraser

$769,900

BEAUTIFUL VIEW CONDO

EXCELLENT INVESTMENT IN TILBURY

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

Medallion Presidents Club Member

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Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3-Level split located on a large 9,720 sq.ft lot with loads of parking! Updated with new washrooms, hardwood, tile, granite counters in washroom, new interior and exterior paint, new roof with 30 year warranty, new perimetre drainage, etc! Vaulted ceilings in rs cedar deck, entry living and dining of felarge plerooms, h multi k wit Storage Workshop with 220 +/- insulated! wee

* South Delta’s #1 Real Estate Agent.

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

Excellent 5 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.

#222-4815 48th Avenue, Ladner

BEAUTIFUL SPLIT-LEVEL ON 9,720 SQ. FT. LOT

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

BEAUTIFUL EXECUTIVE HOME

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by fraser

by fraser

$419,900

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by fraser

by fraser

5591 47A Ave., Lad

5267 Regatta Way

5795 17A Ave., Tsaw

285 66A St., Tsaw

5269 Wellburn Dr., Lad

1769 Golf Club Dr., Tsaw

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$565,900

$549,900

$639,900

$1,058,800

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$695,900

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sold

86 Deerfield Dr., Tsaw

80 Deerfield Dr., Tsaw

874 Underhill Dr., Tsaw

5803 Grove Ave., Lad

975 Eden Cr., Tsaw

4484 54A St., Lad

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by fraser $669,900

by fraser $789,900

sold

by fraser $699,900

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$599,900

by fraser $609,900

by fraser

by fraser $829,900

$599,900

#1 Agent in Ladner / Tsawwassen*

2010, 2011, 2012 (CURRENT #1*) *Based on number of sales in 2010, 2011, and to-date 2012! *This representation is based in whole or in part on Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics

www.fraserelliott.com


WOW! A LUXURY EXECUTIVE ESTATE IN THE HEART OF LADNER! 6,160 sq.ft HOME less than 1 year old! Built with total style and quality finishings! Situated on a park-like 20,000 sq.ft lot in perfect location! Contemporary styled home, high 25 foot ceilings, euroline windows and doors, Kentwood Wide-Plank hardwood floors, high-end bathrooms, etc! Stunning and a one-of-a-kind estate! Professionally landscaped yard.

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STUNNING CUSTOM 4300 SQ.FT. HOME

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 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!

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1212 Pacific Drive, Tsawwassen

5382 Crescent Drive, Ladner

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$1,788,888

RARE 1-LEVEL WATERFRONT @ SEAFARER!

Waterfront! Waterfront! RARELY AVAILABLE! 1 LEVEL UNIT WEST FACING!!!!! Unobstructed water views! Updated 2 bedroom 1-level condo in Ladner’s sought-after Seafarer Waterfront complex! Large patio and your very own 32ft boat slip! Great brick building! Walk to all of Ladner’s amenities in minutes! Right in the heart of Historic Ladner Village!

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POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY!

DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY to own a beautiful piece of Historic Ladner Village! Prime Development Property! 12,700 sq.ft Lot. Official Community Plan Designation is MDR (Medium Density Residential) which can allow for condominiums and/or townhomes. Check City Hall for details. 10+ for Location, 1 minute walk to Nature Trails on the River!

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4829 48th Avenue, Ladner

#105-4815 48th Ave., Ladner

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$499,900

CUSTOM HOME BUILT BY ANDRES HOMES Build a 4,000 sq.ft 3 Level or a 3,000 sq.ft rancher/with basement. Finishings include 10 ft ceilings, wide-plank hardwood, custom crafted carpentry, solid wood cabinets, quartz counters, Fisher Paykel Appliances, 5 full bathrooms, and master ensuite. Radiant heating with heat pump and A/C! Landscaped, outdoor kitchen, fireplace.

944 Underhill Drive, Tsawwassen

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$1,200,000

$968,800

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$880,000

STUNNING 10,500 SQFT BUILDING LOT!

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Stunning 10,500 sq.ft rectangular building lot on Tsawwassen’s favourite Wallace Ave! Absolutely perfect setting to build your dream home! BRING YOUR OWN BUILDER OR CAN BUILD TO SUIT! Do Not miss this opportunity to make your dreams reality! NO HST Applicable on sale!

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DING BUIL ! LOT

5219 Wallace Ave., Tsawwassen

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$639,900

Nobody has sold more real estate in Ladner & Tsawwassen in 2012 than Fraser & his team!* SPACIOUS 1,860 SQ.FT. 4 BDRM TOWNHOME! Beautiful spacious 1,860 sq ft 3 bedroom plus games or 4 bedroom townhome in desirable Ladner Estates. Updated kitchen, bathrooms, laminate flooring, paint, mouldings, etc! Spacious rooms, great layout! Large private yard! Quiet location! Don’t miss this! Excellent value!

STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME WEST LADNER

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Do not miss this one! Beautiful 3,155 sq.ft, 4 bedroom and den executive home in West Ladner’s Port Guichon neighbourhood! Beautiful layout with separate dining and living rooms, open family room concept, cement tile roof, triple garage (RARE!)!!!! High-quality construction and finishings, eek flooring, tile, etc! Walk to whardwood this Trails, fraserNature schools, boating, Historic Ladner Village Market in minutes!

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#2-4788 57th Street, Ladner

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4629 Savoy Street, Ladner

$449,000

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STUNNING BRAND NEW HOME WITH SUITE Gorgeous executive BRAND NEW home in desirable neighbourhood! 2,787 sq.ft home with 5 bedrooms and den, and a self contained legal 1 bedroom side suite! Stunning home! HST included!! High end finishings include granite and stone countertops, high end maple engineered hardwood, gorgeous porcelain tile, in-floor radiant heat with 4 zones, on demand hot water, etc! etc!

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EXCELLENT 2 BEDROOM CONDO

Don’t miss this spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in sought after Century House! This is an extremely well kept and clean condo, with 970 sq.ft of well laid out space! 2 parking stalls, and a storage unit are included! Rarely available! This complex is close to all shopping and amenities!

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#305-1175 Ferguson Road, Tsawwassen

4943 63A Street, Ladner

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$923,900

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by fraser

by fraser

$799,900

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by fraser

by fraser

by fraser

by fraser

$245,900

5106 12th Avenue

5208 Laurel Dr., Ladner

4941 62nd St., Ladner

1721 55A Street

#108-1441 Garden Pl., Tsaw

#309-4743 W. River Rd., Tsaw

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$549,900

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$1,038,000

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by fraser

by fraser

$799,900

sold

by fraser

$579,900

$199,900

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sold

sold

by fraser

by fraser

by fraser

$598,800

135 67th St., Tsawwassen

#102-4926 48th Ave., Ladner

#804-1088 Richards St.

#B403-4821 53rd St., Ladner

#211-4815 48th Ave., Ladner

4801 Turnbuckle Wd., Ladner

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$265,000

$409,900

$299,900

$395,900

$349,900

117 SALES BY FRASER SO FAR IN 2012! That is 1 sale every 2.90 days. *Stats taken as of December 4th, 2012

www.fraserelliott.com

personal real estate corporation

DREAM ESTATE HOME! 6,600 SF

fraser elliott

December 7, 2012 The Delta Optimist A39

*FRASER RANKED AT #4 OUT OF ALL REALTORS® IN THE GREATER VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE BOARD IN 2011. *as of December 2011

Call Fraser today for UNBEATABLE Real Estate Marketing Expertise. Ask about my Vancouver Sun marketing campaign.


A40 The Delta Optimist December 7, 2012

bringing people + properties together

richard lowe + associates realty experts. Personal Real Estate Corporation | Progroup 100-5000 Bridge Street, Ladner | www.realestatedelta.com Each office Independently Owned and Operated

Richard Lowe | Realtor, RIBC

Jennifer McGregor | Realtor Buyer’s Agent

604 946 8000 | 604 943 8080 | richard@realestatedelta.com

360º VIRTUAL TOUR

360º VIRTUAL TOUR

jennifer@realestatedelta.com | 604 908 1593

360º VIRTUAL TOUR

BEACH GROVE

SOLD

5015 Fenton Drive $1,198,000

5505 Commodore Dr. $998,000

3,226 sqft - 5 bdrms - 4 bath 7,564 sqft lot - Ladner - v964172

3,148 sqft - 4 bdrms - 4 bath 5,586 sqft lot - Ladner - v972967

MARINA VIEW

1356 Enderby Avenue $549,900 827 sqft - 2 bdrms - 2 bath 6.534 sqft lot - Tsaw - v978054

360º VIRTUAL TOUR

4963 56th Street $675,000

#2-4905 57A Street $379,000

1,721 sqft - 3 bdrms - 3 bath6,598 sqft lot - Ladner - v976087

1,803 sq.ft - 3 bdrms - 3 bath - townhouse Ladner - v973211

NEW PRICE

SOLD

SOLD

5077 Calvert Drive $599,900

4527 Holly Park Court

Listed by Prudential Sussex sold by richard lowe + associates

2,371 sqft - 3 bdrms - 3 bath 7,458 sqft lot - Ladner - v974442

5853 Fair Wynd $895,900

2,495 sqft - 4 bdrms - 4 bath 4,585 sqft lot - Ladner - v965197

SOLD

A306-4811 53rd Street $399,000 1,861 sqft - 3 bdrms - 2 bath Ladner - v951619

1310 E. 24th Ave.

Listed by Prudential Sussex sold by richard lowe + associates

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Delta Sports Sports Editor: Mark Booth

Phone: 604-946-4451

December 7, 2012 The Delta Optimist A41

Email: mbooth@delta-optimist.com

Rams are B.C.’s best in Bantam football South Delta makes it two provincial gridiron titles in 24 hours as community team rolls to convincing win over Abbotsford BY

MARK BOOTH

mbooth@delta-optimist.com

With rumblings that pressure is mounting for the provincial champion South Delta Sun Devils to move up to the AAA level of B.C. High School Football next year, what happened out in Langley on Sunday won’t help their cause to stay put. The Sun Devils’ main source for talent capped an outstanding post-season run by capturing B.C. Minor Football’s Bantam provincial championship with a convincing 37-0 victory over the Abbotsford Falcons. The dominating performance came just 24 hours after the Sun Devils won their provincial title at B.C. Place Stadium — reflecting the current strength and depth of the 14-to-17-year-olds playing football locally. While the Devils went unbeaten this season, the Rams put behind a slow start to become the class of B.C. A pair of impressive road victories in the Vancouver Mainland Football League playoffs against opponents they had previously lost to — North Surrey and Langley — set the stage for the provincial final against the Valley Community League champions from Abbotsford. The South Delta defence picked up where it left off from the VMFL playoffs with another superb outing to not only blank its opponent but produce a pair of

touchdowns on turnovers. The Rams scored a pair of majors in the opening quarter then turned back a couple of Abbotsford scoring threats in the second quarter to take a 15-0 lead into halftime. They added three more touchdowns in the second half to close out the memorable season. The result was part of a fourgame sweep by VMFL champions which typically dominant the provincial finals, being a much larger league. Still the Rams’ coaching staff was taking no chances. “We did our typical thing as coaches and went out and scouted (the Valley final),” said South Delta head coach Jeff von ende. “We knew they would be running 75 percent of the time but their were some things they held back and used against us. “They had a good surge for part of the time in the first half and made a lot of yards. Our guys just stepped up and played like they have all season.” The Rams roster features: #2 Cody Morgenthaler, #6 Kyle Chace, #9 Lucas Kirk, #10 Christos Goulas, #13 Ian Tavemer, #15 Gordon Cooper, #33 Michael Mann, #27 Michael Cummins, #29 Noah Anderson, #30 Ryan Littlewood, #32 Jack McDonald, #33 Hunter Clennan, #34 Alex Larocque, #7 Colin Peterson, #38 Blake Gau, #42 Evan Khara, #44 Ryan von Ende, #47 Landon Martin, #49 Mitchell

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MARK BOOTH

South Delta Rams quarterback Lucas Kirk escapes from the pocket during second quarter action of last Sunday’s B.C. Minor Football Bantam provincial championship game in Langley. The Rams won 37-0. McMann, #50 Spencer Fair, #51 Jacob Hampton, #52 Charlie Moore, #55 Aresni Dolynnyy, #56 Garrison Dolfo-Smith, #58 Kyle Geere, #60 Aaron Hooymans, #61 Wyatt Bates, #67 Teegan Johnson, #69 Matt Ward, #87 Thomas Frankin, #89 Max Youngson.

The coaching staff also includes: Gary Cooper, Dave Johnson, Dean Larocque, John Mann and Bruce McDonald. End Zone... The Rams will be well-represented in the annual Starbowl all-star game which takes

place in April and sees all-stars from the Vancouver Mainland Football League facing the Valley Community Football League. Lucas Kirk, Michael Mann, Jack McDonald, Blake Gau, Ryan von Ende and Thomas Franklin have all been selected to play.

Gawdin makes WHL debut after big weekend in Prince George MARK BOOTH

A great couple of days has extended into a week for Glenn Gawdin. The 15-year-old had a leading role in the Greater Vancouver Canadians impressive two games road sweep of the Cariboo Cougars and then made his Western Hockey League debut on Wednesday night for the Swift Current Broncos in Kelowna. Gawdin was the Broncos’ first round pick (fifth overall) in last spring’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft. He is eli-

gible to be called up for five games during his B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season and Swift Current happens to making a west coast road swing. He will will also be in the line-up for tonight’s game against the Vancouver Giants at the Pacific Coliseum (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday’s contest in Victoria against the Royals. He could remain with the Broncos for Tuesday’s game in Prince George as well. After a slow start to the season, Gawdin has been on a tear playing on an all-Seafair alumni line with Austin Adamson and Alec

Tides at Tsawwassen Pacific Standard Time. Height in feet

Dawydiak. The trio combined for 11 points in the Canadians’ 9-6 win over the Cougars last Sunday with Gawdin leading the way with a pair of goals and three assists. “I tried to get Glenn going by stacking up one of our lines and playing him on the wing with (WHL sixth overall Bantam pick) Adam (Musil),” said Canadians coach Leland Mack. “But it didn’t really work out and he is a natural centre anyways. Since he has been with Austin and Alec, those three have really been clicking. After a rough patch that saw the

Canadians drop four of five games, they have now won four straight and eight of their last 10 to move up to fifth place in the 11-team league. The Cougars had not lost at home this season (8-0) and goaltender Nathan Warren was riding a four-game shutout streak before running into Greater Vancouver. “It’s rare to win games in Prince George, never mind sweep,” said Mack, noting the Canadians have only done it one other time in franchise history. “We used their record at home and the goalie shutout streak as added motivation and the boys responded.”

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A42 The Delta Optimist December 7, 2012

Return of veterans should help Ice Hawks end slide PIJHL champs welcome back Cuthbert & Brito Saturday

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#206 1375 VIEW CR., TSAWWASSEN

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$329,900

NOT A DRIVE-BY! 5864 VARDON PLACE - $619,000

5866 VARDON PLACE - $590,000

IMMACULATE! Fairview 56 2 bedroom condo, great location, 6 year old building, near new suite with 10’ ceilings. Nice open plan has cherry wood kitchen with granite counters, black appliances, under mount lighting, glass tile backsplash, OpeBenjamin crown mouldings, new designer Moore paint. The kitchen is open to the dining room and living room with an n SATroom Prestigious Imerpial Village close todeck. Southpointe Academy. 20 yeart & SU electric fireplace. The living opens to a sunny Western exposed The master has aDelightful, walk-in closet andold, full N out 2-4 & 1 parking 2681 stall. sq ft five bedroom, bothroom executive home on a quiet street. Located ensuite. In-suite laundry, storage Prime location3 full in the heart of sunny Tsawwassen, walk to shopping a private, sundrenched south facing, 4951 sq ft lot with patio. Just steps to the and a Starbucks across the street. Close toontransit & parks. 5 minute drive to beach. park and Tsawwassen Spring Golf Course. This home has had recent extensive updates including a cedar shake roof, kitchen with granite counter tops and all new appliances, bathrooms with granite countertops and new flooring. Huge master suite $749,900 with dressing area, walk-in closet and 5 piece ensuite with a jetted tub, boiler and hot water tank 3 yrs old. Immaculate - move in condition - just turn the key!

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cause when they get back in the line-up against the Panthers. Anthony Brito, the league’s second leadThe Delta Ice Hawks are hoping the return ing scorer, has finished serving a three-game suspension for a check to the head in a loss of two key veterans is the perfect remedy to two weeks ago to North Delta. Meanwhile, snap a five game winless streak. defenceman Ryan Cuthbert will see his first After sailing through the first couple of action in six weeks after fracmonths of the season with turing his wrist. just two losses, the defending “He’s really going to help Pacific International Junior us at both ends of the rink,” Hockey League champisaid Zerbinos of Cuthbert. ons have hit hard times of “He can make those breakout late. They had dropped four passes to ignite our transition straight games before salvaggame and is also good on the ing a 2-2 with the North Delta power play.” Devils on Tuesday night at the The Hawks looked to be on Ladner Leisure Centre. Now their way to another frustratthey will look to return to the ing loss against the Devils win column for the first time when Aaron Merrick tied the since Nov. 13 when they visit game with 4:23 remaining. the Port Moody Panthers on Delta enjoyed a power play in Saturday night. overtime but couldn’t solve “This is something we’re goaltender Tyler Read who not used to,” said Ice Hawks Anthony Brito earned first star honours for general manager Peter his 49 save performance. Alex Anhert was Zerbinos of the winless slide. “There were solid at the other end, making 33 stops. some concerns when we were winning Icing... games that have become more apparent of The Ice Hawks have added more expelate. We have some guys who are clinching rience to their blueline by signing Dan their sticks a little too tight and probably Delbianco. The 18-year-old Coquitlam native over thinking at times. played for Alberni Bulldogs of the B.C. “It’s probably good thing it’s happening now and we’re confident they will get things Hockey League. Delta returns home Tuesday to host Ridge turned around.” Meadows at 7:30 p.m. A pair of 20-year-olds should help the BY

MARK BOOTH

mbooth@delta-optimist.com

SOLD

PANORAMIC BAY the VIEW!right This home is an absolute must to see You need realtors to helpBOUNDARY you make decisions. now! Nothing can describe the wonderful ambiance created by the serene, Realtors committed to your majestic best interests. Brian Harry dining you receive: views fromWith the living roomand & spacious area. Great kitchen ✓Your homewith newer appliances. 2,848 SF with 3 baths, 4 bedrooms, easily suitable. ❒ advertised until sold Absolutely turn-key condition throughout. 9020 SF lot with beautifully ✓Service above ❒ and beyond a single agent manicured landscaping. Private backyard. Great neighborhood, close to ✓ ❒ Outstanding selling and negotiating skills schools, rec centre etc.

RUSS NUGENT

Direct Line 946-2766 • email: rnugent@ladnerhomes.com Living & Playing in Ladner for most of his life

RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 604-946-8000

D L O S

$639,000

5363 48A Avenue, Ladner

Master on Main floor Rancher with 2 bed loft, 4 piece Master Ensuite & 2 more bathrooms. Bedrooms are all a good size and freshly painted with modern colors. A bright sky-lit 4 piece bathroom compliments the top floor. Roomy Maple kitchen with lots of cupboard space & eating area adjacent to the family room with gas F/P. A sliding door exits from the family room to the patio deck & pool. The double garage has a new door & 2 piece bathroom. NEW ROOF! This is a beautiful family home with a great layout! Great neighborhood, & close to Ladner Village, shopping, bus & schools.

REDUCED TO $779,000!!

WATERFRONT LISTING 4469 River Road West, Ladner

A RARE opportunity to own a 66 foot wide Water Front lot on the River. The upland lot has parking & 2 storage sheds, however you can investigate a home with FREMP & Municipal authorities. The 66 X 65 Water Lot is zoned to moor 2 Float homes & Boat moorage with Municipal Water & Sewer there. The actual upland ownership is 76 feet deep. The Floathomes are NOT for sale! Live with the Seals, Eagles, Ducks & Swans & Sunsets & West & North West views at your door. There are very few of these Water Front lots available anymore, don't lose your chance to own a bit of Ladner's paradise.

$519,000

4274 48A Street, Ladner

Nice basement entry 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home on a 7200 square foot corner lot in one of Ladner's quietest family neighborhoods. Roomy New Kitchen, New Furnace, Roof 2 years old and all appliances included. Basement area is laundry, rec room & a room for a bedroom. 2 fireplaces, single car garage, fully fenced yard & a sun deck off of kitchen. Close to Ladner Elementary School. Bring your updating ideas!

PRICE REDUCED $259,000!!

#206-4745 54A St., Ladner

Addlington Court is one of Ladner's finest & safest buildings. It has a good reputation in the Real Estate community & is well run & looked after. This unit is west exposed, nicely updated & a great home for any young couple or retired person. Close to town center, shows like new, big bright kitchen with lots of cabinet space, its own laundry room, & all appliances are included. It is a warm, cozy & private home for you!

$1,200,000

4450 40th Street, Ladner

An exceptional Country estate! 2680 sq ft 3 bed 3 bath & Loft Rancher. Big gourmet country Kitchen & Updated counters. Family, Living & Dining Rooms have new Hardwood floors. Nice sized Dining Room! The 430 sq ft Loft is currently a Hobby Room. Lots of windows & Skylight in the Laundry Room. 22 X 23 ft Garage, 2 year old Gas Furnace, Septic system has just been serviced & Lawns, Gardens, a Gazebo, 2 shops 3600 & 420 ft finish off the 1/2 acre. Attention, Fisherman, Equipment operators or Car Buffs or it would make good storage too!

REDUCED TO $549,000!!

4779 46th Ave, Ladner

Clean 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom 2 level, split Entry Family home on a quiet Cul de Sac in a great Ladner neighborhood! Roof is 6 years old, and some recent flooring updates. 2 Fireplaces, 1 Gas, 1 wood, all appliances, & a nice down stairs family room with another 4 piece Bathroom. A great location, close to Schools, Bus, the Ladner Dyke walk, & Ladner Village!

REDUCED TO $439,000!!

#204-1704 56th St, Tsaw

1190 square foot Top Floor Executive Condo with a large Family Room, 2 Bedrooms, 2 4 piece Bathrooms & 2 Parking spots! Double sided Fire Place, Granite Counters, Stainless Fridge, Gas Stove & Microwave, in the open Gourmet Kitchen! Just painted with pleasing warm colors, Hardwood Laminate, Tile and Carpeted flooring. Huge South East facing covered Balcony with BBQ Gas hookup, looking onto private Treed Yard. 7 year old building, respected & well run, with a Guest Suite & Rec Room. You would love living here!

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December 7, 2012 The Delta Optimist A43 Scoreboard Soccer Vancouver Metro Soccer League Premier Division GP W T Columbus FC 13 9 3 West Van FC 13 9 2 Estrella de Chile 13 8 1 Rovers CCBTU 13 7 1 Surrey United 12 6 0 Coq. Metro-Ford 13 5 3 Delta United 13 4 4 ICST Pegasus 13 4 4 Rich FC Hibernians 13 3 4 Norvan Pacific 12 3 2 Croatia SC 13 3 2 Vancouver Olympics 13 2 2

Down but not out PHOTO

BY

MARK BOOTH

This Delta player does a nice job controlling the ring even as she is hitting the ice during recent U14A Lower Mainland Ringette League action against Richmond. Delta came away with a hard-fought 6-5 victory

Otters’ Baker wins national coaching award Judy Baker has been recognized for her outstanding work with the Winskill Otters. Baker received Masters Swimming Canada’s 2012 Excellence in Coaching Award, reflecting her work with the Winskill Aquatic

Judy Baker

Centre based club. Masters swim clubs across the country depend on the hundreds of dedicated coaches who invest significant time, energy and enthusiasm to their programs. The Excellence in Coaching award recognizes the coach who stands out in this

exceptional crowd. Baker has made significant club and individual accomplishments and is a long time contributor to Masters Swimming in B.C. She presents a positive image of coaching and demonstrates a concern for the all-round development of the athlete.

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Division One Westside FC Inter FC Rino’s Vancouver Shaheen FC Binger’s Army Serbian White Eagles Akal FC GN Sporting Club NK Hrvat TSA Royals AC Campobasso Lobbans CCB FC

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CAT A Norvan Pacific “B” Westside FC “B” Rino’s Van Surrey United “B” AC Campo Sportivo Rich. FC Olympics TSA Royals Ladner FC Lobbans CCB FC

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Surrey United Force Tsawassen Titans Richmond Sonics RGSA Rangers Richmond Breakers Coastal FC (Spirit)

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12 8 5 5 5 2 1 1

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4190 West River Road Bring all OFFERS They don't make lots like this anymore! 167' frontage x 120' deep with lane access. Older character home Circa 1890's with 2 bedrooms up. Occupy, rent or build. Showing by appointment only. Property backs onto farmland.

Contact Barry Bock 604-575-5262 HOMELIFE BENCHMARK TITUS REALTY #101 - 15385 #10 Hwy., Surrey, B.C. V3S 0X9 Bus: 604-575-5262 Res: 604-946-8821 Res/Fax: 604-946-8831 Fax: 604-575-2214 Website: www.barrybock.com E-mail: barry_bock@telus.net

Barbara

RYSZ

604.512.7022

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

#107-4743 River Road

Bright, spacious condo with 9 ft ceilings. It feels larger than its 1300+ sq. ft. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Step out from the living room and bedroom to a large private ground level patio with views of the Marina. Amenities include ; social room, woodworking, spa and exercise rooms. This building has been rain screened and meticulously maintained.

Asking $410,000

RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 100-5000 Bridge Street Delta

604.946.8000

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LAST WEEK’S ANSWER CLUES DOWN 1. Jame's "Fifty _____" 2. Scottish game pole 3. Atomic #18 4. Tattered cloth 5. Tokyo 6. Force from office 7. Wigwam 8. Dynasty actress Linda 9. Small mongrel 10. Rapidly departed 11. A corporate leader 13. King of Camelot 16. Mrs. Nixon 17. Macaws 19. Symphony orchestra 21. Cunning 22. Wheatgrass adjective

26. U. of Texas residential center 28. Estate (Spanish) 32. Pilots and Blues 36. Right angle building wings 38. Store fodder 40. Supersonic transport 41. Brand of plastic wrap 42. Comb-plate 43. Puppeteer Lewis 44. Tatouhou 45. Security interest in a property 49. Direct a weapon 50. One point E of due N 54. Latin for "and"


December 7, 2012 The Delta Optimist A45

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THE EXPERIENCE YOU NEED .... THE SERVICE YOU DESERVE!

RANCHER WITH LOFT

Immediate possession possible for this FABULOUS one owner 3 bedroom rancher. Country size lot 50 x 135’ with huge back yard. Located in East Ladner’s most desirable CUL-DE-SAC. Spacious living room and formal dining area. Kitchen, eating area and family room all overlooking the very private back yard gardens. Master bedroom with 4 piece ensuite. Lots of storage, double garage. PRICED FOR IMMEDIATE SALE.

Call Bob or Linda at 604-946-8899. For Photo’s, Floor Plans & 360O Tours go to www.deltarealty.ca

4486 Dawn Pl., Ladner • REDUCED $613,900

EVERYTHING YOU WANT IS HERE!

OPEN SUN 2-4

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

Don't be fooled, this is not a 2 level Box! Sellers totally gutted and transformed fantastic family home to a traditional layout of main floor living with spacious rooms; formal living & dining rooms; vaulted ceilings in kitchen, eating area & family room; 4 bedrooms upstairs AND....BONUS detached 400 sq.ft. studio with vaulted ceilings & 2 pce bath for your HOME BUSINESS and also, a 150 sq.ft. WORKSHOP in the back. This home was been entirely renovated in 2004 - just move in and enjoy! Call Bob or Linda at 604-946-8899. For Photo’s, Floor Plans & 360O Tours go to www.deltarealty.ca

4457 57th Street, Ladner • $744,000 WATERFRONT PENTHOUSE

THE RESIDENCE AT THE RIVERHOUSE! Situated on the edge of Deas Slough overlooking the Marina and Deas Park on the West side, while overlooking the farmlands towards Mt. Baker and the Coast Mountains on the East side. Keep your boat in front or drop your canoe or kayak into the calm waters--or, if you're lazy just watch the Herons and Eagles diving for fish between the Scullers. This is a wonderful lifestyle in a stylish home. This 1521 sq ft Loft apartment offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths plus den on the main as well as a loft 240 sq.ft. media room above overlooking the main level. The maple kitchen has stainless appliances and granite accents. The master has its own fireplace & overlooks the River. Extras: 2 secure parking stalls own fireplace & overlooks the River. Extras: 2 secure parking stalls. Call Bob or Linda at 604-946-8899. For Photo’s, Floor Plans & 360O Tours go to www.deltarealty.ca

#302 - 6263 River Rd., Ladner • $524,800

LIVE YOUR DREAM NOW

OPEN SUN 2-4

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

Be the first to own this new home in central West Ladner location. Open concept living room kitchen and eating area. Separate den. 3 bedrooms (master with 4 piece ensuite) and a finished attic. Quality built with many extra features including energy saving hot water on demand system. Stunning wood stairs. Nice manageable size lot. Detached single garage/workshop. NO HST! 2-5-10 year New Home Warranty. If you are looking at homes between $600,000 - $650,000 you owe it to yourself to see this new home! Call Bob or Linda at 604-946-8899. For Photo’s, Floor Plans & 360O Tours go to www.deltarealty.ca

5511 48B Ave., Ladner $638,900 (HST included)

BUILDING LOT

Excellent 7,578 square foot (53’ x 142’) building lot in desirable east Ladner location. READY TO GO...services all at lot line. Close to schools and parks. Call Bob or Linda at 604-946-8899.

6512 Holly Park Drive, Ladner • $439,000 SUTTON GROUP - WEST COAST REALTY

*These Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver statistics are based on combined listing and sales. #1 Agent REBGV 1986. #2 Agent REBGV 1987. #3 Agent REBGV 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*

WEST COAST

**Based on The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver career statistics for Bob &/or Linda Chancey *”77 SALES PER YEAR” is based on sales in the last 6 years 2006-2011 inclusive & best 6 years 1985-1990 inclusive (12 year average)

WEST COAST


A46 The Delta Optimist December 7, 2012

DriveTıme

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SkyActiv advancements include better fuel efficiency without going electric route in an industry that’s looking for cars with better technology and fuel efficiency. The SkyActiv technology is now available on the popular Mazda3 models as well.

DAVID CHAO

Optimist contributor

Mazda has a long history of innovation, and its recent focus on its new SkyActiv technology is making waves

A top seller car in Canada, the Mazda3 Sport edition is an upscale fivedoor hatchback version of the sedan. Its last complete redesign was for the 2010 model year and the big

news stories for 2012 are the introduction of new SkyActiv technologies and lower prices. Trim level prices have been reduced by about $600 to $1,500 across

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††No payments for 90 Days (payment deferral) offer is available on all new in-stock 2012 or 2013 Mazda models and applies to purchase finance offers on approved credit. No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period interest will begin to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. #Cash Discount Offers available on select 2012 Mazda models and cannot be combined with finance offers. Cash discounts vary by model/trim level. †0% APR purchase financing for up to 84 months is available on select new 2012 Mazda vehicles. Terms vary by model. Using a finance price of $15,590 for 2012 Mazda2 GX (B5XB52AA00)/$21,040 for 2012 Mazda3 GS-SKY (D4SK62AA00)/$25,045 for 2012 Mazda5 GS (E6SD82AA00)/$24,840 for 2012 Mazda6 GS-I4 (G4SY62AA00)/$34,465 for 2012 CX-9 GS AWD (QXSB82AA00)/$24,890 for 2013 CX-5 GX (NVXK63AA00) at a rate of 0.99%/1.99%/0%/0%/0%/3.99% APR, the cost of borrowing for an 84-month term is $553/$1,517/$0/$0/$0/$3,679, bi-weekly payment is $89/$124/$138/$136/$189/$157, total finance obligation is $16,143/ $22,557/$25,045/$24,840/$34,465/$28,569. CX-9 price includes $4,825 down payment. Finance price includes freight & PDI. Taxes are extra and required at the time of purchase. Other terms available and vary by model. *The advertised price of $13,590/$18,995/$21,995/$18,940/$34,995/$24,990 for 2012 Mazda2 GX (B5XB52AA00)/2012 Mazda3 GX (D4SK62AA00)/2012 Mazda5 GS (E6SD82AA00)/2012 Mazda6 GS-I4 (G4SY62AA00)/2012 CX-9 GS AWD (QXSB82AA00)/2013 CX-5 GX (NVXK63AA00) includes freight & PDI, plus a cash discount of $2,000/$2,000/$3,000/$6,000/$4,000/$0. The selling price adjustment applies to the purchase and is deducted from the negotiated pre-tax price and cannot be combined with subsidized purchase financing or leasing rates. All prices include freight & PDI of $1,495/$1,695/$1,895 for Mazda2/Mazda3, Mazda6/Mazda5, CX-9/CX-5. PPSA, licence, insurance, taxes, down payment and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Lease and Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. Offers valid November 1st – 30th, 2012 while supplies last. Prices and rates subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details. ‡5.7 L/100 km (50 MPG) Highway/7.8 L/100 km (36 MPG) City – Based on ENERGUIDE Fuel Consumption Rating for the 2013 Mazda CX-5 with 6-speed manual transmission. 4.9 L/100 km (58 MPG) Highway/7.1 L/100 km (40 MPG) City. Based on ENERGUIDE Fuel Consumption Rating for the 2012 Mazda3 GS-SKY sedan with 6-speed automatic transmission. These estimates are based on Government of Canada approved criteria and testing methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary. MPG is listed in Imperial gallons. ♦Based on highway driving only. !Based on 2012 fuel consumption ratings published by Natural Resources Canada.

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A front facelift has given the 2012 Mazda3 a more dignified appearance. the lineup and the Sport editions are priced about $1,000 above their sedan counterparts. The Mazda3 Sport now comes in four trim levels: GX ($16,895), GS ($19,495), the new GS-Sky ($20,345) and GT ($24,845). The base GX is powered by a 148-horsepower, 2.0-litre engine with a five-speed manual transmission, while the GS and GT trims both come with a 167-horsepower, 2.5-litre four-cylinder and a sixspeed manual gearbox. An optional five-speed automatic with a distinctively Mazda manual shift mode is also offered. SkyActiv is actually a collection of technology and design advancements that squeeze more usable energy out of every drop of gasoline that goes to the engine. And since most gasoline engines are less than 30 per cent efficient, there’s probably room for improvement. Mazda challenged its engineers and designers to question conventional industry wisdom and adopt a “sky is the limit” mentality ... hence the name. So, without resorting to higher-cost electrification solutions, Mazda was able to achieve near hybrid-like fuel economy results. The added bonus for Mazda is that if, and more likely when, it adds electrification features, it will again be ahead of the pack. While the GS-Sky edition of the Mazda3 doesn’t have a complete SkyActiv package (the new Mazda CX-5 does), yet it still offers significantly better fuel economy, without sacrificing performance. In fact, power output is higher, in addition to the fuel economy benefit. The 2.0-litre SkyActiv

engine can produce 155 horsepower and 148 footpounds of torque, and it runs on regular gasoline. That’s surprising as it’s an ultra-high (about 13:1) compression ratio engine (10:1 or less is the norm). When sold in countries (mostly European) with higher octane regular gasoline the ratio can be even higher and that translates to even more power. This engine is mated to either a new six-speed manual or automatic transmission. My test GS-Sky came with the new automatic, which is a lightweight design with fewer components and a more active lock-up feature that provides better fuel economy. Style: Wipe that grin off its face, or something to that effect, must have been a priority order to designers. The front facelift definitely gives the 2012 Mazda3 a more dignified appearance, even though the new front side air intakes in the fascia are fakes. You’ve no doubt see lots of Mazda3s on the road, yet it’s a design that still looks fresh and modern as well as being aerodynamic. Mazda claims a highly slippery 0.29 coefficient of drag number for the five-door body style. Inside: My test GS-Sky came with cloth upholstery and manual adjustments on the front seats. The driver gets a crank-type cushion height adjustment to help find that optimal drive position and every Mazda3 comes with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. Some extra meat on the leather-covered steering wheel would be nice, but I did like the selection See MAZDA3 page 38


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MAZDA3 from page 36 of controls on the wheel, which are also standard. In fact, the entire driver control layout is cleverly simple and easy to use. No fancy electronic displays, just easy to find and use switches and round dials — now that’s a novel idea! Delightful surprises included wipers and lights with “set and forget” auto settings. The bucket style seats also offer good lateral support, but cushioning was on the firm side. Rear seat

legroom is a bit tight, but typical of what you get in a compact car. Secure: The Mazda3 was recognized as a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, based on the results of its crash tests program. An electronic stability control system is now standard on all trim levels. Drive: While it may be a cost-conscious compact car, the driver focus and racing connection is still evident

when you get behind the wheel of a Mazda3. Clearly someone who is enthusiastic about driving had major role in its design. There’s a sporty firmer feel to the suspension than you typically get in this class and the pay-off is delightfully agile handling. An electro-hydraulic power assist system on the steering is very nicely tuned to provide a precision feel and good straight line tracking. The SkyActiv engine’s pulling power below 3,000 rpm was a little disappointing, but it certainly makes

good from that point on. At 100 km/h the tachometer read just under 2,000 rpm and went to just over that mark at 110 km/h. So, in addition to being highly fuel efficient, it’s also a quiet engine at highway cruising speeds. The new six-speed automatic is an absolute delight to use. Although mechanically it’s an old-school conventional automatic, Mazda has removed slip and sharpened the gear changes so it can match the speed of the latest double-clutch automatics. While it didn’t

The Mazda3’s dashboard is not fancy, but it’s simple and easy to use, while its handling is delightfully agile. have a “sport” drive mode, in manual mode if you floor the gas pedal it instantly drops down a couple of gears, which is a very nice feature. Sum-up: Even though

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Trim levels: GX, GS, GS-Sky & GT Sticker Price: $16,895 to $24,845 Power: 2.0-litre I4, 148 horsepower; 2.0-litre I4 (SkyActiv), 155 horsepower; 2.5-litre I4, 167 horsepower. Transmission: Five/six-speed manual and automatic Fuel consumption (2.0L): 8.1/5.9 L/100 km (city/ highway) Fuel consumption (2.0L SkyActiv): 7.1/5.0 L/100 km (city/highway) Fuel consumption (2.5L): 9.2/6.7 L/100 km (city/highway) Basic Warranty: Three years/80,000 kilometres Powertrain Warranty: Five years/100,000 kilometres Rust Warranty: Five years/unlimited kilometres Competition: Ford Focus Hatchback: $19,599 to $41,199 Kia Forte 5-Door: $16,795 to $26,295 Hyundai Elantra GT: $19,149 to $26,349 Subaru Impreza: $19,995 to $28,095 Toyota Matrix: $16,795 to $25,704 Volkswagen Golf: $19,998 to $25,498 Web: Consumer site: www.mazda.ca

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In Memoriam

ELSIE MAPLE

March 24, 1921 - Dec. 10, 1998

Beloved wife, mother and nana. We, who loved you, sadly miss you. In memory you are near, remembered, longed for always, and bringing many a silent tear. Forever in our hearts. Always loved, Bill, Valerie (Mike), Michael (Sherry), Janine, Jo-Ann and great grandchildren.

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BOOKER May Josephine (Jo) May 1, 1935 - Nov. 27, 2012 Josephine Booker passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 27th of November at Burnaby Hospital, sadly losing her valiant battle of the past few years with Parkinson’s Disease. Jo is survived by her loving husband Tony, their three sons Timothy, (Zora), Patrick (Debbie) and Nicholas (Cherie), and five granddaughters. After meeting Tony in their native country of England, they emigrated to Canada in 1958, were married and began married life in tiny Markinch, Saskatchewan. They soon moved west: first to Kamloops where they started their family and later to Vancouver and Ladner to raise their three boys. A long love affair with the Gulf Islands led them to retire to Salt Spring Island where they settled into the relaxed but vibrant island life. Jo was an advocate, a volunteer and an industrious worker for numerous organizations and causes. Her keen interest in both education and the arts led to a career on the Delta School Board, where she served as both Chairperson and Trustee for several terms, and on the Boards for Kwantlen and Douglas College, as well as the Delta Arts Council. Jo worked tirelessly with the Delta Naturalists as they strove to protect delicate natural habitat. In 1992, for her many accomplishments in public service Jo received a Confederation of Canada Medal. Jo enjoyed her gardening, outdoor pursuits like camping and hiking, photography, beating her family at scrabble; and somehow throughout it all found time to indulge her passion for tennis, which she played expertly in competitive clubs. A Celebration of Life will be held on Salt Spring from 2 - 4pm on January 8, 2013 at the Hart Bradley Lions Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Society of BC at www.parkinson.bc.ca/ Condolences can be sent to the family at remembering.ca'

CLARK, Elinor Kathryn Jun 19, 1947 - Dec 02, 2012 It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden and tragic passing of Elinor Kathryn Clark - beloved wife, mother, Grannie, and friend. She leaves behind her caring husband of 45 years, Peter Clark; her five loving children Paula and Clark Duimel, David Clark, and Susan and Peter Saieva; and also her four adoring Grandchildren, Avyn and Riley Duimel and Jaika and Tiago Saieva, who will miss their Grannie more than words can express. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday December 15th, 2012, 3:00pm until 7:00pm, at the home of Val and Dori Dennisonm, who have lovingly offered their home for the family. Those wishing to attend, please contact the family at pduimel@telus.net

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KESHEN, Jack A Sept. 28, 1924 - Nov. 30, 2012 Passed away in his sleep during a brief stay at Delta Hospital. He is survived by his devoted wife Audrey for 65 years. His 5 children: Jack (Carol), Susan, Lynda (Doug), Ray, and Karen (Steve). 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held on Friday Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm. The Delta Town & Country Inn 6005 Hwy 17 @ Hwy 99. In lieu of flowers donations the the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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MITCHELL, Nora November 29, 2012

Nora (Martin) Mitchell, born April 24, 1918 passed away on November 20, 2012 in Ladner, BC. Nora was predeceased by her husband, Melvin and her daughter-in-law Sue Mitchell. She is survived by her seven children, Carol (Nick) Malysh, Myrna (Lorne) McKeating, Pat (Garry) Walker, Butch (Sandra) Mitchell, Gay (Norb) Schmidt, Gail (Bill) Bennett, George (Jennifer) Mitchell, 18 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her remaining sister, Edna Haverstock and several nieces and nephews. No flowers by request. A Celebration of Life will be held in April. Nora’s family would like to thank Dr. Park and the wonderful staff at West Shore Laylum for their kind and compassionate care of their mother and grandmother.

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Born August 14, 1923 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Flo passed away peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on December 4, 2012, with her loving husband George by her side. In addition to her husband of 65 years, Flo is survived by 3 children, daughter Valerie, son Bruce, and daughter Linda. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Flo moved to British Columbia with her family at age 12. The youngest of 11 children, Flo was a loving sister and selfless care-giver to her mother in her early years. All of her siblings have preceded her in death. Following her marriage to George on April 3, 1947, Flo dedicated her life to her husband and her family. Flo and George resided in Ladner until moving to Kelowna in 1993. Flo loved travel, gardening, music, dancing, golf, and other sports. Those who have known Flo recognize what an extraordinary person she was, and they will treasure memories of her. She will be dearly missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Kelowna Memorial Hospital and Dr. Christopher Livingston for their exceptional care. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Tuesday 11 December at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1211 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Kelowna Memorial Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com, clicking on stories and typing in Florence McQueen. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299

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GRANT, Dr. Ian Murray June 2nd, 1921 – November 26th, 2012 With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Dr. Ian Murray Grant on November 26, 2012 at Peace Arch Hospital at the age of 91. Ian is survived by his devoted wife and best friend of 48 years, Gail (nee Oswald), beloved sons, Bruce (Martha), Glen (Michelle), Eric (Kathryn), grand twins Justin and Kailey, brother Nigel (Mary), nieces, nephews, cousins and many great friends worldwide. Predeceased by his sister Shirley in Huddersfield, England. Born in Dundee, Scotland, Ian graduated as a Medical Doctor of Surgery from St. Andrew’s University in 1944 and served with the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1945 to 1959, serving in India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Upon leaving the services, he moved to Winnipeg to set up a general surgical practice named ‘The Graham Medical Group’. It was there that he met Gail and where his three sons were born. In 1979, he and his family relocated to Tsawwassen, BC where he became the Medical Administrator at Vancouver General Hospital until his retirement in 1986. As an active member of many organizations, such as the Winnipeg St. Andrew’s Society and the South Surrey Garden Club, his passing will be felt by many. We would like to express immense appreciation for the excellent medical care given to Ian by the physicians of Fraser Health Authority and the compassionate care given by the nursing staff at Peace Arch Hospital. The family invite friends to join in a Celebration of Life at the Pacific Inn Resort, 1160 King George Blvd. Surrey, BC on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm. If so desired, memorial contributions to the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society, 15521 Russell Ave. White Rock, BC. V4B 2R4 or Western Institute for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 2125 West 7th Ave. Vancouver, BC. V6K 1X9 would be greatly appreciated. Messages of condolences may be placed at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca.

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SENIOR, Maureen Patricia July 28, 1943 - September 22, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mum after a second courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her husband of 45 years Bill. Left to cherish her memory is son Stephen (Belinda), daughter Hayley (Stuart) and grandchildren Chanice & Coleton as well as many relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank our extended Whelan & Buchanan families for all their help, love and support for mum during her illness. A celebration of life will take place at the Town & Country Inn, Delta, BC on December 15, 2012 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

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LATIMER, Charles H. (Tiger) March 2, 1932- Nov. 28, 2012 Passed away at Delta Hospital. Predeceased by his parents George and Allison, brothers Bill and Allan and his wife Joan. Survived by his son Vincent, Daughters Vicky (Alan) Dawn (Luis) Faith, his sisters Doreen and Isabel in-laws Winnie, Dorothy and Fred. His wife Norma and her children Brad (Wendy) Shelley (Bill) Dana (Tony) sister Susan and Many Grandchildren and great Grandchildren. He belonged to the Delta and Richmond Rod and Gun clubs, He loved trap shooting. He was a commercial fisherman and a Bridgeman. We would like to thank the staff and Doctor Balakumar at Delta Hospital for the good care they gave to Tiger. Donations may be made to Delta Hospital or OWL Foundation. An open house for Tiger will be held on Friday December 14, 2012 between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Fisherman’s Hall 4481 Savoy Street, Ladner, BC. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary at www.myalternatives.ca. “Always Remembered Forever and Loved”

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FALCONS FIELD HOCKEY AGM The Delta Falcons Field Hockey Club, now in its 44th year, is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday December 13, 2012, at 7pm in the Arctic Room at the South Delta Recreation Center in Tsawwassen. All are welcome to attend. All are welcome to volunteer and contribute to the Club’s ongoing success.

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FOUND WOMEN’S glasses in leather case, the evening of Nov 28th, between Kin Village Care home and the Community Centre. Call 604-943-6118 LOST, LG Cell phone, dark blue flip phone, In Ladner, or Tsaw. Call 604-948-0139.

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LOST DOG

REWARD OFFERED “Jordy” has been missing since Nov. 2nd from the central Ladner area and was last seen on Nov. 18th in Tsawwassen. He is a mixed small breed dog, resembling a Terrier Fox. He is rather skittish and does not like to be chased, will need lots of coaching to come. If you have any information about his whereabouts please call Laurie: Home: 604-946-9968 Cell: 604-454-4257


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Roadway Towing Ltd. has two positions available for tow truck operators. Applicants must reside in the area in order to meet our contract obligations. Applicants must have a minimum of a class 5 driver’s licence without restrictions. Most importantly chosen applicants must pass a criminal record check prior to being hired. Experience is preferred however training will be provided to the right applicant. Some mechanical skills and an understanding of automobiles is an asset. Shifts include weekends and some on call nights. Company also offers an excellent benefits package. Drivers are paid on commission so the harder you work the more you can make. Resume and drivers abstract can either be faxed or emailed.

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca caregiving@plea.bc.ca

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Work and health concerns remain important for two more weeks. Though early Sunday is sluggish, restful, the eve into Tuesday offers beauty, nature’s poetry, charming kids and romantic notions. Insight mixes with blind spots, so don’t take life-changing steps. Chores and health claim attention Tuesday afternoon to Thursday – charge in, almost everything succeeds. Thursday afternoon starts two days of exciting meetings, attractions, opportunities, fresh horizons – and possible enmity or challenge. (So practise diplomacy.) Long-range, believe in love – it’s coming (2013/14?). Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Charge after what/who you want. Take a chance; risks are likely to lead to bountiful rewards. Enroll kids in a great school. If you’re single and want someone, say so – to him/ her. Your creative talents are right there, waiting to be used. You’ll win at sports, games and cards. Don’t delay – only 12 days remain of this splendid, rewarding phase. True love might come from a group meeting, or from friends’ introduction. (So don’t avoid parties, gatherings.) These themes are especially strong midweek. Earlier (Sunday eve to early Tuesday) be restful, contemplate. Chores, Friday/Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Settle down, settle in all week, especially midweek. Your domestic situation is warm, vibrant, welcoming – and taking a few naps in the sunny window would be a good idea. It’s hibernation time – any extra rest you get now will redound to your benefit Dec. 21 onward, when adventure, creativity and romance approach (and demand extra energy). Sunday afternoon to midday Tuesday brings errands, trips, communications with fascinating (romantic?) overtones. You might speak with a mate prospect. Romantic and creative notions arise Thursday noon to Saturday – but don’t push. Rest.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your wise, mellow mood continues, as do a stream of opportunities in far travel, education, publishing, law, cultural venues and other profound zones. You might find these end up as smaller things, or that smaller things lead to or benefit the bigger. (E.g., far, foreign travel becomes lucky when you engage in short, local trips. Or a large publishing venture emerges from a series of smaller emails.) This week and next, you’ll be increasingly drawn into these areas (travel, education, etc.) – to your benefit. A love affair might arrive. Bosses, parents are temperamental: smile! Taurus April 20-May 20: Early week brings an exciting or inspiring meeting, perhaps the stirrings of passion. Your instincts are accurate here regarding communicating, friendship, light romance (so make a light, friendly phone call) – but you might be fooled (perhaps by yourself) regarding sex, intimacy and “possession.” These last themes (intimacy) become more pronounced Tuesday afternoon to Thursday – you will probably learn clearly where another stands. Your sexual and financial antennae are alert: a good investment or debt reduction opportunity awaits. Wisdom, gentle moods flow over you late week. Gemini May 21-June 20: Tackle chores Sunday p.m. to pre-dawn Tuesday. (Avoid working with or on the water, laundry appliances, etc.) The tone of this month is struck Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning: relationships, opportunities, relocation themes, exciting meetings – and possible competition or opposition. (Defuse these with diplomacy and cheerful softness.) Thursday midday to midday Saturday brings secrets, financial and sexual urges, and health concerns – a bonanza awaits if you research, investigate. These days can deepen a bond with someone. You can make a great new friend this week. Talk!

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Paperwork, calls, visits, casual friends, siblings and errands fill your days – especially midweek. Channel all anger or friction into the physical side of home: repairs, renos, landscaping, etc. In some extreme cases, the choice becomes: renos, etc., or the possible end of a relationship (if it formed since January 2011). Both can also occur: think deeply before acting. Chase money Sunday p.m., Monday. Home (and those potential repairs, etc., and domestic friction) is accented Thursday afternoon to Saturday noon. Paradoxically, new friendship and/or love might also blossom. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Continue to chase money – especially Tuesday eve to Wednesday midnight. A new earning (or spending) project brews these two days – it might be luckily connected to an investment or money partnership/association. (Unusual example: your spouse finds employment for you.) This is a good interval (Tuesday eve/night) to purchase land, food/shelter items, children’s items, electronics and high-tech, especially if they’re tools of your trade. A sensual relationship might blossom – but it would not suit marriage. Earlier, Sunday/Monday, your charisma, energy soar. Errands, calls, Friday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high – and surge even higher midweek. Start important things, make contact, see and be seen. If you’re single, someone’s attracted. Though you hold the short-term advantage, they hold the long-term one. You might have to make the first move (or genuflection). Remember, until next July you will benefit hugely from approaching others, being a team player, forging a link in love or business. Throw aside false pride: embrace good fortune. Rest, plan Sunday to Tuesday afternoon. Chase money, Thursday eve onward. Buy on Friday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Continue to retreat, rest and plan rather than charge into the hurly- burly world. Your energy is low, especially midweek. Hopes rise Sunday eve to Tuesday; you’re inspired in social zones, fooled in monetary ones. Midweek deepens your thoughts: be sure to fulfill governmental, institutional or head office requirements, paperwork. Your energy and charisma rise somewhat late Thursday to midday Saturday. A wish could come true (Friday) – but more probably, you will take a step toward fulfillment of a much larger wish or life goal, one that might take 1015 years to manifest: good! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Wishes can come true, especially midweek. Your social life continues to expand or buoy you. Life’s good! Be ambitious Sunday p.m. to Tuesday noon – don’t mix money and friendship. Popularity, light romance, entertainment, group functions arrive Tuesday to Thursday – welcome these. Envision your future, make plans. (Try this: after 5 p.m. PST, but before 9:30, write your deepest wish on a blank paper, fold it in half twice, then put it under your mattress. Leave it there until you forget about it.) Retreat, rest Thursday eve to Saturday noon – after this, your energy soars. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Charge after your ambitions, especially midweek, when a new project, career role,or status opportunity begins to form.Though Sunday morn is misty, mysterious, the afternoon into Tuesday bring wisdom and a mellow mood. A subtle difficulty might underlie peer relationships, but relations with higher-ups will improve over the few weeks ahead. The world looks bright, happy Thursday afternoon to Saturday noon – your popularity rises, light romance or other social joys arrive, and a minor wish (about money?) might come true. By Saturday eve, withdraw to rest and contemplate. timstephens@shaw.ca


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5505 FAMILY RAISED kittens, to nice homes only; prefer with children, $60 ea. Ph 1-604-794-5972

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KITTENS 5MO; mother Rag Doll 15 mo; Father Russian Tabby 2yrs. Offers. 604-461-0033 ADORABLE COCKER-POO, 11 wks old female, very smart, needs home, $800, 778-886-6511

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IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

6008-26

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

6008-28 LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578

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Coquitlam

Port Moody

Richmond

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

6008-30

HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see uSELLaHOME.com id5471

6008-10

Condos/ Townhouses

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

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Surrey

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EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see uSELLaHOME.com id5555

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Ladner/ South Delta

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GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

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GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see uSELLaHOME.com id5574

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NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

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IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226 HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

New Westminster

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TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

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Chilliwack

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PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089

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6020-02 5BDRM/3BTH HOUSE Steveston, Richmond Ideally near Westwind & Homer elementary & McMath High schools. Dbl. glzd, lrg deck, hard -wood, reno’d bathroom & kitchen $787,000. 604-762-6921

Abbotsford

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NICE FAMILY HOME South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $679,800 Call 778-227-6253

EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see uSELLaHOME.com id5456

6020-06

Chilliwack

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

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6020-34

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

Coquitlam

Houses - Sale

6020-34

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

Industrial/ Commercial

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509 GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

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GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5610

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

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ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

Vancouver East Side

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

6035

Mobile Homes

Other Areas BC

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

6020-52

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com

Tsawwas.

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

6020-38

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

6020-26

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

6020-36

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

Out Of Town Property

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

North Delta

6050

Surrey

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611 OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

6025

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628 PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

6020

Surrey

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

6020-08 Canada’s largest For Sale by Owner Company offering: • Local and National exposure of your property • Personal “For Sale by Owner” Coaching • Local MLS access onto Realtor.ca • Property Valuation and Legal Support “$499.00 Year-End-Listing Special” gives you a PropertyGuys.com listing with MLS onto Realtor.ca included. Call your nearest PropertyGuys.com representative now: Coquitlam - Sheila Vessey 604-897-4034 Maple Ridge - Karen Murray 604-762-1901 604-762-1909 Langley - Rod Gehl 604-626-6027 Abbotsford - Ken Talyor 604-768-8857 www.PropertyGuys.com

6020-30

New Westminster

Real Estate

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Houses - Sale

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

6020-24 West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912

Langley/ Aldergrove

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

6020-22 WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

Ladner/ South Delta

6020

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

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6052

Real Estate Investment

RENTALS 6508

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

Apt/Condos

QUIET Clean 2br 3rd flr ste, Tsaw. nr amens, park like setting, carpets, Now Ref’s req, $975. 778-316-3401

CALL 604 946-1094 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

LADNER 2 BR apt in quiet family bldng, spac/clean, covered pkng, incls heat/hw incl’d ,cls to all amens, ns, np. A v now. $910. 604-940-2774

Rentinfo.ca www.rentinfo.ca

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592

6065

Recreation Property

Peninsula Property Management

#304 – 1959 152nd Street White Rock, B.C. V4A 9E3 PHONE:

604.536.0220

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS IN B.C. TSAW 2 BR grd lvl, 2bath, furn/ unfurn, Tsatsu Shores, $1800/mo, Now, 604-216-7368 TSAW EXEC 3 bdrm crnr ste, fp, lndry, $1900 inc heat, prkng, no pet or bbq 604-943-6163 for appointment

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 2 bdrm $995, Dec 1 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, underground parking avail. No dogs. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733

6540 CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Houses - Rent

2 BDRM TSAWWASSEN Ground level suite. 1,000sf, bright reno, on-demand hot water, private entrance, backyard f/p, w/d. $1,450 utils. incl. 604-943-0815.

3 BR Rancher, Avail Dec 15 or Jan 1. Pebble Hill. 2 bth w/open concept Fresh paint, h/w floors, gas f/p, d/w, w/d. Huge patio & view. $1600 & % util. Call Rick 604-999-5373

6508

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

TSAW 5 BR, 3bath, 3200sf, English Bluff area, $2250/mo, nr park, Now, 604-216-7368 TSAW On the Beach, 3 BR, 3000sf, dbl garage, $3000/mo, avail Now, 604-216-7368 TSAW Pacific Dr, immac, excecutive 2650sf, 4 BR, hw flrs, granit counters, flr to ceiling windows, dbl garage, 7 appls, mnt Baker/ Boundary Bay views, ns/np, $2650/mo, avail Now, 604-943-4966, 604-789-5625

6565

Auto Finance

Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

9110

1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397

6602

2 BDM / 1BTH PORT GUICHON LADNER. Bright & spacious lower flr. N/S, 5 appliances, laminate flr. Utils incl. except cable. Ref’s req. Small pets OK. $1,350 mo. Call: 604 999-5527

2 BR newly updated, nr dyke & farmland, w/d, $950+utils, Ref’s req’d, avail Dec 1st 604-250-2275

RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

Scrap Car Removal

9125

Domestic

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997

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

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525

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

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

9155 2004 CHRYSLER Sebring, $3995. Stock# Y12061A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

2005 FORD Focus Z $7,888, 96K, EH135959 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

3 BR garden lvl ste, Newly renod, $1350 incl utils, 5 appls, ns/np, Dec 15th, 604-809-7558 LADNER, 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, 1200sf main floor, shared w/d, n/s, n/p, $1000 incl ut, Now 604-946-8077

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

1980 BUICK Riviera 1 owner, clean, no rust, good cond. 158K, $4500 obo, 604-940-9520

Del Rio and Lora Court 1 and 2 bedroom suites in quiet well maintained buildings. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes heat and h/w. To view please call 604-454-4469 Evergreen Lane 1 bedroom suite available in one of our 4 well maintained bldgs. Located near shops, school and bus routes. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets and drapes. To view this suite please call 604-454-4469 Georgia Court and Harbourside Affordable 1 and 2 bedroom suites available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl., drapes and hot water. To view please call 604-868-9453

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

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191 1987 ROLLS ROYCE Silver Spirit, Blue, 1 owner, low miles, LIKE NEW, Asking $25,000. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538 2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes 2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513 www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

9129

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376 2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

Luxury Cars

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

2003 Nissan Xterra, 162,000 kms, 5 Sp. A/C Power Grp, New Trans/Clutch, New Exhaust, New Brakes, 17" Wheels, Tow Pkge. $7,900 Call: (604) 218-5460

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

Shawnigan 1 and 2 bedroom suites available with in-suite storage. Building is located on bus route and within walking distance of shopping centre. For more info please call 604-306-1499 Kelly and Kerry Court 1 and 2 bedroom suites available in quiet buildings close to amenities. Rent includes heat and hot water. Building updates consist of putting greens, windows and patio doors. To view these suites please call 604-306-7877

www.centuryrentals.ca

2006 CHEV Cobalt LS Coupe 78,000kms, 2.2 ltr, excellent cond low kms, $5800. 604-724-3354

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221

9130

Apt/Condos

LADNER

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

2001 LINCOLN Town Car SIG 1 owner, new tires, 165k mi, runs great, $3999 obo. 604-536-4293

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

9145

2 BR glvl ste, brand new, nr schl, inste w/d, avail Now, $1000 incls utils, alrm, ns/np, 604-649-5728

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

Luxury Cars

1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, Ladner, priv. entry, insuite w/d, SS appls, nr bus & amen, np ns. $850 incls utils 604-961-2060

9129

1995 JAGUAR XJR-S, 4 door, luxury sedan. Safe, solid, sensuous, reliable. 21-24mpg, $12,000 Firm. Dr. Nomm 604-924-5442

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

Office/Commercial space 786, 923 and 1,658 sq.ft. available.

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

Collectibles & Classics

Collectibles & Classics

Office/Retail Rent

Space for Lease TSAWWASSEN

9110

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663 www.ReadySetOwn.ca

DELTA WEST

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

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

6540

December 7, 2012 The Delta Optimist A53

2004 FORD F350, Diesel, pristine cond Stk# AB10252A. $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

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AUTOMOTIVE 9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

1999 VOLVO, red sedan, leather, sunroof, auto, $4500. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055

2004 MERCEDES ML500, 5 L V8 eng, auto, awd, grey/leather, 132,490k, $14,500 604-574-4676

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

2005 GMC Sierra Stock# KK1373B $9995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2005 HONDA CR-V LX $14,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2007 GMC Yukon Denali, $34,888 61K, 6 sp/auto, AWD, EH371775, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2009 ACURA RDX Tech Pkg74K, $26,888, EH01133, auto/5 speed, fully loaded Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2010 DODGE Journey SE, fully equip’d, 100,000 hwy kms, black, perfect cond., snow tires & all weather tires. Well maintained, all records. No accidents. 1 owner. $12,000 firm. 604-530-9304

9160 2005 SATURN Vue, $6995. Stock# V12275A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

Sports & Imports

1998 HONDA Civic SI black, loaded, sunroof, CD changer, 170k kms, aircared, lady driven. Must see. $4800. 604-591-7526

*some conditions apply

Local Buyers You know your community and you can trust the folks you know.

RV’s/Trailers

2012 MAZDA 5 GS $18,888, 33,166 km, EH32680 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014 2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

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

9173

2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2007 VOLVO XC 90, leather, loaded, Stk# BB3125A. $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922 2004 BMW 530i, 92K, MS89364A, Auto, 6 speed $16,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

Vans

2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends 2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

2005 40’ Vectra Cummings Diesel Pusher,Freightliner Evolution Chasis,air ride & independant front suspetion,tow package, 33610 mi.3 slides auto everything-awnings,levelling jacks,sunvisors,floor cover, retactable cord & hose etc. Air (Jake) brakes,King sleep # bed, Washer/Dryer, Lge slide out storage. Heated storage, $119,900, 778 835-3455.

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

2003 Dodge Caravan 173,000 kms Well maintained. Pwr Pkg, AC, CD. $3,500 (604) 946-9254

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891

2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

2003 FORD Windstar, exc condition, 1 owner, blue, loaded, 102K, $6000, 604-244-7114

2004 NISSAN Maxima SE $13,888,91k, EH64446 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe LTD, White, Stk# K13215A $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486

One low price includes one newspaper ad in 3 markets + one online ad on 12 web sites until sold*! Craig can’t do that! Forget updating ads. Forget monitoring. We do the work. You get what you need – guaranteed! Call or book online now!

2005 KIA Amante, $7995. Stock# Y11239B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2009 OPEN Range 28ft 5th wheel 3 slides, k/island, winter pkg, hitch. $28,000. 604-591-3868

Accelerate your car buying

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW

2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2010 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

9515

Boats

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

604-630-3300

www.delta-optimist.com

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

2007 NISSAN Versa, Blue, manual, Stk# K12359A $4,888 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1999 CHRYLSER Cirrus 4 Dr, auto, 91000 kms, sunroof, leather, loaded, aircared. 1 lady owner. $3300 obo. 604-575-2534

Craig Can’t Do That.

Boats

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

1999 VOLVO V70 OXC, AW drive auto, 5 DR Sedan, loaded, 160 kms, A/C, ht seats, air cared, new tires, $4900 obo. 604-818-9649

9515

9522

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Was $7800 now reduced to $5900 . 604-541-0018

List It. Sell It. Guaranteed.

Why? Trusted Sellers You know the sellers and so do we. No scams. No concerns. Buy with confidence!

Sports & Imports

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

1992 MERECEDES 400E, black, 188 orig km, grey/leather int, auto, $4,900 obo. 604-574-4676

1999 HYUNDAI Elantra, 4 door, maroon, 148K, aircared, runs well, $2000, 604-946-2462

9160

2011 NISSAN Versa S $12,888, 38,750 km EH98482 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1990 CORVETTE Black on black, Auto, 5.7 L, 118,000kms. Exc cond. $8,000. 604-574-3141 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

Sports & Imports

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495 2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: jthomson0621@gmail.com

9160

1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050


December 7, 2012 The Delta Optimist A55

Call ThE Experts

HANDYMAN SERVICES

TREE SERVICE

TREE SERVICE

Royal Wood Tree Care

Dale McLean, Certified Arborist

Bermuda John

“Trim your trees, cut your costs”

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

Tree Removal Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming

Tel: 604-943-8775 Cell: 778-232-1888

Stump Grinding Fully Insured ISA Member

H: 604-943-0084

C: 604-916-6187

• • • • • • •

Honest & Dependable No Job too Small

604.948.3199 778.688.1950

Lawn Cutting Weeding Power Washing Trash Removal Dump Runs Deliveries Pick-Ups

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

HOME SERVICES 8055

Cleaning

CHRISTMAS CLEANING Regular Cleaning Services One time, weekly & bi-weekly, to help you get caught up for all your cleaning needs.

604-719-3302

8058

Computer Services

8130

Handyperson

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

• Lawn maintenance • Window cleaning Designs • Prunning • • Gutter •cleaning • Lawns • Fences • Decks • • Pressure washing • Stone/Masonary • • Pruning and Hedging • Rubbish Call Hans JOHNremoval 604-943-4546 (WCB Insured) Tel: 604-948-0267 • 604-842-1468

8135

Hauling

8140

Heating

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

Concrete

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

8080

Electrical

E

VANSON LECTRIC

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

604-657-7957

www.evansonelectric.com

8155

Landscaping

Design &/or install walls, landscaping. Erosion or drainage problems? 25 yrs exp.

604-240-9340

RAY’S CLEANUP & GARDEN SERVICES ★Christmas Light installation ★Fall Cleanup ★Hedge Trimming ★Tree Pruning ★Landscaping ★Rubbish Removal Call Ray 604-760-8121

8160

Lawn & Garden

HEDGE TRIMMING•TREE PRUNING YARD MAINTENANCE POWER RAKING • AERATING FALL CLEANUP Local • WCB Cert. • Refs.

QUALITY SERVICE FROM THE GROUND UP

RYAN

8130

PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance • • • • • • •

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

These incl. installing doors, baseboards, back splashes, kitchen/bath/deck repairs or reno’s.

604.374.2360

info@greentimber.ca www.greentimberhomereno.ca

HANDYMAN SERVICES Electrical, Gutters, Fencing, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flooring Renovations, Sheds, Contracting & more Affordable, friendly, fast, reliable, local, guaranteed Call Paul 604-614-2250

landscape construction

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

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

604 948 5296 homesteadservices.ca

NEED A HAND?

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

604-649-0502 (cell)

Painting/ Wallpaper

For all your Painting needs “Call Me – We’re Neighbours!” Richard Ryan 604-946-4889 604-649-4930 Member: Better Business Bureau

D&M PAINTING

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

604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401

604-724-3832

www.landplus.ca Got Leaves? *Fall Clean Ups On Now* *Full Yard Renos* “1 CALL IS ALL”

PAINT RITE BY RICH Call me; We’re Neighbours! Richard 946-4889 / 604-649-4930

8220

Plumbing

Landscape PLUS

Maintenance & Contracting

WCB 604-943-0043 Local Resident 38 years

778-866-9505 Moving & Storage

(604) 773-5511 24/7 EMERGENCY Response Plumbing and Restoration Certified Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Water, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians. Fast response, clean work, Superior service. Visa / MasterCard accepted. Call: (604) 773-5511

CASCADIA PAINTING

SERVICE RENOVATIONS HOT WATER TANKS DRAIN CLEANING

Renos/Home Maintenance

Rick Wegner 604 809 6822 604 952 0975

WCB & Liability Insured www.CascadiaPainting.com

604-943-4024 604-868-4140

precision1plumbing.com rick@precision1plumbing.com

“Give us a Call!”

604-946-7308

Commercial

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

2 locations: LADNER

604-551-8531 Honest Service Lic - Ins - Bonded

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

8225

Power Washing

FRASERVIEW COAST TO COAST ROOFING LTD. ROOFING 15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~

Gary, 604-897-3614

CALL YOUR BEST LOCAL ROOFERS No Job Too Small • No Job Too Big

Jordy 778.883.3294 Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

BOUNDARY BAY WINDOW WASHING • Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters

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

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

8240

8255

Rubbish Removal

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at

$49

B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad w w w.student worksdisposal.com

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

ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285

8309

Tiling

THE TILE GUY Tiles, Pavers & Stone over 25 yrs exp

604-240-9340 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. BBB member Seaforth Roofing, Expert Leak, Diagnosis, Repairs & Re-Roofing, Gutters ★ 604-940-4885 ★

8255

Rubbish Removal

LARRY’S CLEAN-UP

Over 25 years serving South Delta

• Rubbish Removal • Reno Clean-Up • Yard Trimmings • Gutter Cleaning

604-649-9600

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

8315

Tree Services

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

Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!

Renovations & Home Improvement

AL’S CERAMIC TILE

POINT ROBERTS

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

QUALITY RENOS Stairs & decks Certified Carpenter Free estimates

Call Grant 604-836-3440

P.R. Remodelling

Moving & Storage

Need Space? We Have It!

-

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK

Roofing

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

Personal

Plumbing Ltd

8250

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

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

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE

For AnythingYard Related!

WESTMOR

Seniors Discount

Call for a free estimate

8185

Plumbing

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

Sunray

8195

8220

Pressure Washing

Lawn & Garden Fall Clean Up

8185

Handyperson

WE SPECIALISE IN HOME REPAIRS & SMALL RENOVATIONS

604-218-4795

30 Year Tsawwassen Resident

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

8195

PAINT RITE BY RICH

Call 778-882-4128

8060

Lawn & Garden

Too much to do, not enough time? ... I can help!

LARRY’S CLEANUP: Rubbish, cleanups, yard waste, gutters... est 25 yrs. 604-649-9600

Delta PC Service & Consulting

8160

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Cert. Plumber, Tiling, etc. 20 years exp. & ref’s European craftsmanship

Call Paul 604-943-4152 for free estimate

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

PLACE YOUR AUTOMOTIVE ADS 24/7 Go to delta-optimist.com and Click on classifieds


A56 The Delta Optimist December 7, 2012

BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR MARK’S

CUSTOMER CUSTOMERAPPRECIATION APPRECIATION NIGHT

“HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN”SAVINGS EVENT! Ladner United Church Youth Christmas Carollers.

DOORBUSTERS

TAKE AN EXTRA Your children are welcome to sing along with the choir and pianist from 2pm - 6pm

UP TO 50% off Men’s & Women’s sweaters, plus an extra 20% off

40% off all Denver Hayes & Windriver outwear, plus an extra 20% off

%

50% off all Women’s down jackets & vests, plus an extra 20% off

40% off T-Max Heat mock neck shirts & fleece, plus an extra 20% off 30% off t-max heat boots, plus an extra 20% off 25-30% off almost all other seasonal products, plus an extra 20% off

In store raffle prize giveaway Carhartt waterproof breathable rain jacket and pants valued at $379.98

Yes, we are starting our event early .... 1pm Ladner location only

TAKE AN EXTRA

OFF

%

EVERYTHING IN-STORE AND ONLINE*

one DAY ONLY OFF Includes all regular, sale and clearance items.

8 one

ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING SATURDAY 5 PM Includes all regular, sale andth clearance items. UNTIL DECEMBER 11 PM DAY ONLY 5259 Ladner Trunk Road SATURDAY,Delta, DECEMBER 8TH BC 1 PM - 11 PM *No minimum purchase necessary. Excludes Gift Cards.

event valid 5pm BC - 9pm. 604-946-8232 5259 Ladner**Marks.com Trunk Road, Delta, *No minimum purchase necessary. Excludes Gift Cards.


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