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Gov’t eyes TFN site for casino Both minister and lottery corporation president on lookout for another location after Surrey project shot down BY


The Tsawwassen First Nation is being eyed as a potential location for the $100 million casino and resort recently rejected by Surrey council. After a lengthy public hearing, the majority of Surrey council, including Mayor Dianne Watts, voted against a project proposed by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. and the B.C. Lottery Corp.

Gateway had sought to move its temporary gambling licence at the Newton Bingo Country on King George Boulevard to a facility that would have been constructed at 12th Avenue and 168th Street, comprising a 60,000-square-foot casino, 200-room hotel and a 27,000-square-foot convention and entertainment centre. Following the decision, a disappointed Rich Coleman, B.C.’s minister responsible for gaming, suggested other areas, including First Nations communities, would

be investigated as potential sites. Adding fuel to those comments was a suggestion by Michael Graydon, BCLC’s president and CEO, they will forge ahead with plans for a casino south of the Fraser River, possibly in Tsawwassen. “We’ll now look at whether it is something that could be developed in the south end of Langley or southwest part of Delta. It might be Tsawwassen, Semiahmoo. The market is there and the opportunity is there and

we are quite keen to develop it if there are municipalities or First Nations that are keen to be partners,” he was quoted in the Vancouver Sun this week. It was reported BCLC expects to narrow down a location by early March. At first glance, the TFN could be viewed as an attractive location, where a major economic expansion is about to get underway. The First Nation has already begun site preparations for a pair of mega-malls just off Highway

17 at 52nd Street. The TFN’s land use plan, which has been approved by members, has an area set aside for a future hotel/entertainment complex, thus the appropriate zoning is already in place. It’s also highly unlikely neighbouring Delta could do much to block a casino should the Tsawwassen membership approve. TFN officials weren’t available for comment, however, in an interview in late 2011, See CASINO page 3

McDonald wins battle of Bruces Councillor claims Liberal nomination in Delta South BY


The Liberals have their man in Delta South. Longtime civic councillor Bruce McDonald won the party’s nomination by a wide margin at the Delta Town & Country Inn Tuesday evening. McDonald’s only challenger was Tsawwassen resident Bruce Fougner, president of a Vancouver travel agency and a member of the Delta Hospital Foundation board. “I’m very grateful to have won this nomination, and credit my fellow candidate Bruce Fougner for helping bring some great energy to the riding,” said McDonald. “The B.C. Liberals have a major process of renewal going on



Veteran civic politician Bruce McDonald will contest the upcoming provincial election after beating Bruce Fougner for the Delta South Liberal nomination. across B.C., and I’m glad to be a part of it.” Around 100 local Liberals gathered to hear presentations from both candidates before voting.

McDonald, who was first elected to Delta council in 1987 and twice ran for mayor, entered the race at the end of December. He pointed to his experience and

belief in strong fiscal management. In his speech, McDonald noted several accomplishments while on council, including obtaining much

needed funding for river dredging and the lowering of the municipal debt. See MCDONALD page 3

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Delta’s mayor and police chief spoke out this week against the idea of establishing a regional police force for the Lower Mainland. “We have one of the best police forces anywhere,” said Mayor Lois Jackson, who also chairs the Delta police board. “You could not duplicate that level of service with a regional force.” She said the community would lose the local department’s “no call too small” policy and the connection that comes when police officers live in the community where they work. “They know our kids, they know the people in the houses — you can’t duplicate that with a regional force.” While the idea of establishing a regional force has been talked about for several years, it came to the forefront again this week after Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, police chief Jim Chu and the Vancouver

police board endorsed the 63 recommendations, including the establishment of a regional force, from a report by missing women inquiry commissioner Wally Oppal. After the meeting, Robertson said the regional police force is so crucial it should be a top issue in the upcoming provincial election. He said Vancouver is the only large city in Canada without an amalgamated police agency, and the matter has been debated without any action for decades. Chu said his department made it clear as far back as 2004 that a regional police force would be more effective in solving major crimes. In his report released last month, Oppal said a lack of coordination between police departments allowed serial killer Robert Pickton to pick up women from the Downtown Eastside and then murder them in Coquitlam. In an interview, Jackson said the report pointed to a lack of leadership and co-

MCDONALD from page 1 McDonald said before late Liberal MLA Fred Gingell joined the provincial race in the early 1990s, Gingell had asked him to be the candidate for the riding. Career and family circumstances prevented him from throwing his hat in the ring at that time, said McDonald, but now he’ll strive to be a politician like Gingell, a man who believed in cooperation and hard work. McDonald enters this year’s provincial election with a party struggling in

the polls, however, he’ll be running in a riding that has a history of voting right of centre. It’s also riding facing a myriad of issues. Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington has stated she would likely remain an independent in this year’s election. Huntington narrowly beat Liberal cabinet minister Wally Oppal in the 2009 election by garnering enough disaffected Liberal voters. It remains to be seen



Chief Jim Cessford and Mayor Lois Jackson spoke against the idea of a regional police force during a press conference yesterday morning. model would not work for Delta. “This whole question is not good for our people.” Delta police chief Jim Cessford said the province

operation between departments as a factor in the Pickton case and added the same thing would not happen today. “We’ve always had won-

derful co-operation on the ground and I don’t see that changing,” she said. A passionate advocate for community-based policing, Jackson said a regional

what scenarios play out in this year’s election, but McDonald told the Optimist he believes voters will see that after four years much more can be accomplished by an MLA if that person isn’t on their own as an independent. “It’s like having a brand new computer that looks shiny and has power, but it’s not plugged in,” said McDonald. The Conservatives and Greens announced they wouldn’t run candidates in Delta South out of respect for Huntington. The New Democrats acclaimed Nic Slater.

CASINO from page 1 TFN Economic Development Corporation CEO Chris Hartman and TFN CAO Doug Raines both said the Tsawwassen First Nation wasn’t planning to add a casino to its destination shopping centre. Saying that a casino isn’t needed to make the retail development viable, Hartman noted the project can accommodate a potential hotel but the scope hasn’t been determined. Raines noted the TFN’s executive council had indicated it’s not interested in

a casino. He said that three years earlier, even before the TFN’s treaty was finalized, after a proposal by a casino company had come forward but was turned down. It’s not clear how the TFN will respond if the government comes calling. Laura Piva-Babcock, BCLC’s manager of media and issues management, told the Optimist the lottery cooperation has only just begun looking at other options, as it knows a strong market exists south

should look at establishing regional specialized police forces that focus on specific issues that span jurisdictions, such as gang violence, and leave local community policing to the respective departments. He said a regional force would have “little advantage” for smaller communities — it’s not cheaper, he said, and research has shown it does not result in better policing. “It’s not the answer... Putting everything under one roof only serves the interests of larger cities.” Jackson and Cessford took the message public yesterday with a press conference. “I have to ask the question: What’s in it for Delta? What’s in it for my people?” Jackson said. The mayor added she is committed to speaking with residents about policing in the next month or so. “We’re going to have a dialogue in Delta on regionalization and policing in Delta.” - With files from the Vancouver Sun of the Fraser River. She said BCLC would like to identify a local government partner, either municipal or First Nations, in the region, and is developing a process so local governments that might be interested in hosting a gambling facility can identify such an interest to BCLC. “We have not approached the Tsawwassen First Nations on this item. Once we develop a process to determine interest in hosting a gambling facility, any host local government within this region would be able to indicate their interest, including First Nations.”

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Four Delta elementary schools took part in a unique flash mob involving around 2,000 students at a Vancouver Giants game last Sunday. The video of the coordinated dance at the Pacific Coliseum has since gone viral. The event, in honour of Anti-Bullying Day, took place in the upper bowl during a game between the Giants and the Everett Silvertips. Delta school board trustee Dale Saip, who is vice-president of business development for the Giants, said he was approached last fall by a principal in the Vancouver school district about having students take part in a flash mob. The idea was originally to have just a few hundred students take part in the stadium’s concourse, but so many schools had expressed interest that it grew. High school students from the Vancouver district


Students from four Delta elementary schools were among the 2,000 that took part in a flash mob at a Vancouver Giants game last Sunday. became choreographers, tasked with going out to all the participating schools to teach the moves. Students from English Bluff, Beach Grove and Pebble Hill in South Delta took part as well as students from Gibson Elementary in North Delta. Anti-Bullying Day, also known as Pink Shirt Day, takes place on the last

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Ann Margaret Brash 20 October 1938 To 1 December 2012 Ann was a well loved member of the Ladner/ Tsawwassen community and our hugest supporter.

You fi lled our hearts with so much love Now you’ve gone to God on the wings of a dove Soft, white wings carried you away Gently, peacefully, that sad December day The many things you did for us all Costumes, Character skirts, laying fl oors, painting walls Free sewing of costumes for “The Flow” To every recital and show you would go Rejoicing in the growth of the children each year We feel such pain that you’re no longer here But in our hearts and minds you survive In our souls we keep you alive So sad farewell, Dear Mom, Grandma, Dear Ann And say “Hi” to God, because now you can


Ann was a loving Mother to Julie, Mother-in-law to Mark and Grandmother to Dane, Ann also leaves behind her 2 sons: Ian Douglas and Craig Brash, Ian’s wife Bridge, his children Leigh Barber (nee Douglas) and Michael Douglas, Leigh’s 4 beautiful children, Miles, Leon, Amelia and Sophie Barber, Michael’s son Jackson, Craig’s wife Jillian, their children Desia and Jonathan Brash. Ann was predeceased by her youngest son – Keith Brash

Parent meetings planned after bus funding nearly cut in half Delta school district to get $728,000 less from Victoria The Delta school district has meetings planned with the parents of students that are bused to school following a significant reduction in transportation funding by the Ministry of Education. Meetings are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 28 at Delta Secondary in Ladner and Tuesday, Feb. 5 at Burnsview Secondary in North Delta. Both start at 7 p.m. The purpose of the meetings will be to explore the options available to parents given a reduction of 47 per cent, or $728,000, in transportation funding. “The board is deeply concerned that a cut of 47 per cent will greatly impact many of our students, including some of our most vulnerable students,” Delta school board chair Laura Dixon wrote in a letter to the minister of education urging the government to reconsider the cuts. The district provides bussing to approximately 400 students, 60 per cent of whom live outside of district walk limits, including areas such as rural East Delta and Westham Island. The remaining 40 per cent are special needs students

that require bussing to attend their neighbourhood school or district programs at other schools. The Ministry of Education changed the School Act in 2002, making the costs of student transportation a parent responsibility and bussing an optional service. Until 2012, however, the ministry did not alter its funding for student transportation, so the Delta district continued with its bus service. The ministry has now changed its funding formula, which has resulted in a reduction in Delta’s funding from more than $1.5 million to $830,000. “When we were informed of this significant cut, we immediately knew that we had to involve parents in the process of determining the best possible solutions,” said Dixon. “The reduction is taking place over two years from 2012-2014. We were able to absorb the cost this year, but this is not sustainable.” The board has formally requested the Ministry of Education re-evaluate the transportation funding reduction because of Delta’s unique circumstances.

Fraud victims asked to come forward Delta police are looking for the public’s help in finding potential victims in an ongoing fraud investigation in North Delta. Over the course of November and December, investigators became aware of a large number of thefts from vehicles in North Delta. Police believe the suspect would steal items from cars and then return to the victim’s residence where he attempted to return the stolen property to the owner seeking some type of financial reward. The suspect has been arrested and is in police custody, however, investigators believe there are possible victims out there who are not aware they have been defrauded. “Investigators also believe that this maybe an offence which has been under reported to police,” said police spokesperson Const. Ciaran Feenan. Investigators are asking anyone who may be a victim to contact Const. Mark Bouchard at 604-946-4411 or

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Making things clear for 30 years Thirty years ago in a small office in the Tsawwassen Professional Building Dr. Joan Hansen, Optometrist, started her career. Today the office is much bigger, better equipped, has the latest in technology but is at the same address and Dr. Hansen is still there. Her clients are of all ages and she can provide glasses, contacts, surgery referrals, laser surgery exams and follow up. She worked as the lone optometrist until 1992 had various associates over the years until five years ago when Dr. Giulia DeVuono became a partner. Dr. Hansen has always had a very pleasant, professional and easy going staff, mirroring her own characteristics. Dr. Hansen has been very involved in the Optometry industry as a member of the BC Association from 1984 – 2004 including a term as president (1995-97) and the Canadian Association Council also serving as president (2004-05). She also loves to work within the community and has been a board member of the

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The federal government has announced a major funding commitment to help build a new overpass in South Delta. Part of Port Metro Vancouver’s Deltaport Terminal Road and Rail Improvement Project, a new $45 million overpass will be constructed on the Deltaport causeway, a project for which the federal government will contribute $19.9 million. “Our government’s top priority is creating jobs, economic growth and securing long-term prosperity for Canadian families,” said Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay at an announcement Thursday at the Tsawwassen First Nation’s administration offices. “This new project will not only make it easier for Canadian exports to travel through the Asia-Pacific Gateway to high-growth markets throughout Asia, but will address some of the transportation pressures port growth has placed on local transportation,” she said. The government is providing the funding through its Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative. The new overpass is to improve the efficiency, safety and fluidity of traffic to and from the container terminal by eliminating



Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay announced federal funding for a port overpass yesterday. conflicts between rail and truck traffic. The project involves the construction of a two-lane overpass to provide grade separation between rail tracks and the Deltaport causeway access road. “The Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project will increase capacity and efficiency within our existing footprint,” said Robin Silvester, Port Metro Vancouver president and CEO, in a news release. “This project increases industrial density, adding container capacity at Roberts Bank, while easing the impacts of a growing port on nearby communities.” The port authority is currently in consultations


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For a party that’s been written off by many political pundits, it’s doing a pretty darn good job of attracting candidates around here. Floundering in the polls and facing stiff challenges from the left and right, it would appear the governing Liberals are poised to relinquish their decade-long grip on the halls of power in B.C. following May’s provincial election. At least that’s what the obituary writers have to say. Parties in that kind of a predicament generally have a tough time attracting, or keeping, strong candidates, which clearly hasn’t been the case for the Liberals in Delta’s two provincial ridings. Scott Hamilton, who has spent more than a decade on Delta council, was acclaimed in Delta North earlier this month while Bruce McDonald, a seventerm civic councillor, won the Delta South nomination on Tuesday night. They are about as far from the neophytes, wannabes and resume builders that struggling and/or marginal parties often present to the voting public as you can get. Instead, these are experienced, well qualified candidates that are longtime community leaders. I’m not suggesting Hamilton will best Sylvia Bishop, his council colleague and the NDP candidate in North Delta, or that McDonald will knock off incumbent Vicki Huntington here in South Delta. All I’m saying is that for a party that’s been given up for dead by many in this province, it has attracted a couple of flag bearers that pack a significant punch. It’s clear McDonald and Hamilton believe in the leadership and direction of Premier Christy Clark, and are part of what’s being termed as a Liberal renewal, but it remains to be seen whether the public is willing to buy in. As the election draws nearer and the specter of a New Democrat government comes squarely into focus, it’s understandable that some voters would gravitate to the right-of-centre party they believe has the best chance to prevent such an occurrence. There are certainly many others beyond that point, so angered by the actions of this government they’re unwilling to accept another term. McDonald and Hamilton have their work cut out trying to convince voters they should stay the course and give the Liberals another four years. All governments, regardless of political stripe, have an expiry date and you’ve got to think that time is getting dangerously close for this one. On the bright side, the Liberals have found a pretty good pair to make that sales pitch.

Taxes and utilities rise again, but at least debt is declining IAN ROBERTSON

COMMUNITY COMMENT Word has come recently that Delta taxes will go up by 1.9 per cent. Of this increase we are told 0.9 per cent is to go for general municipal services and one per cent is for a significant increase in road improvements. Three cheers for Delta council keeping the taxes down. Looking forward, council has an objective to reduce the revenue portion from property taxes over time. Now contributing 54 per cent of revenues, the plan, however, suggests it will increase to 58 per cent despite their efforts to hold it at 55 per cent. Still on the taxation side, utility flat rates will increase by $15 from $915 — a jump of 1.6 per cent. Delta plans to spend/commit $260 million. Of this, $113 million will come from taxes you and I pay and $56 million will come

from fees (such as what you pay at recreation centres). Developers, TransLink and B.C. (for roads) as well as police traffic fines will contribute about another $32 million. Over the next four years the growth in our municipal expenses is projected to be about 11 per cent. The Corporation of Delta says it plans to spend $172 million on “operating” and $87 million on “capital.” Operating expenses pay for salaries, property upkeep and expenses for cars, trucks and equipment, police and fire. This will also include drainage improvements on agricultural land. It’s quite confusing when you look for details and find that while something close to 60 per cent of the money comes from taxes, 40 per cent of the cost of operations are drawn from funds other than taxes (such as fees, development cost charges and permits). Capital expenses of $87 million include a wide range of projects, including neighbourhood roads, improved access for transit, pedestrians and bicycles, Boundary Bay Airport, interchange traffic signal improvements, Ladner sports field enhancements, dog off-leash areas and a design for a new airport fire hall. All of this is to be financed by

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current year’s taxes and fees. Each year council sets aside a “rainy day fund” of about $10 million for unplanned and unforeseen expenditures. The plan for 2013 is to spend that plus $2.2 million from last year’s surplus, the largest item being a further $1.1 million for the Harris barn refurbishment. For those of us feeling taxes are high or too high, you should know that in 2003 council determined to no longer pay for capital improvements/expenditures over their life. Instead, these items are paid for up front by taxes and levies. As a result, our long-term debt is going down as old debts mature. From a $60 million debt in 2001, council plans to reduce it to zero by 2022, with $11 million outstanding at December 2011.That should save us about $7 million per year in taxes, or a reduction of about seven per cent. But why pursue that plan so quickly? Why not eliminate the tax increase this year and pay off old debt a bit more slowly? Seniors and those struggling would appreciate that. My hat goes off those who struggle over the budgets. There is a great temptation to spend more of my money!

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January 25, 2013 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Liberal gov’t trying to buy our votes with costly advertising real income has continued to slide. Yet now we are being asked to foot the bill for a re-election bid of the Liberal party. What is worse, very little is being said about this. What seems even more telling is the fact many governing bodies and even some businesses are attempting greater transparency while this province fails in simple honesty criteria. It is painfully apparent we don’t expect much from our politicians. As a result we get very little from our democratic process in return. Maybe it is time to change that. Perhaps what we need is the ability to re-assess the particular output of each of

Editor: I find it rather interesting that very little is being made of our provincial political actions. Our premier has chosen the tactic of not being visible for the better part of the past year. Now she is pouring an incredible amount of taxpayer money into advertising just months shy of an election. Are we considered so gullible this is not only acceptable but is going to win votes? In a time when we are all being told to tighten our belts financially, this behaviour is unconscionable. All governmental services have increased in cost in the past year while our

our elected members before an election. Something along the lines of a peer or performance review. Something much simpler and more effective than our present recall option. Something that would look at basic criterion such as time spent on the job, in the community and money spent or benefits accepted. From there we could see if they have been effective at community or constituent issues. This would set the tone for future hopefuls and develop some standard of expectation as well. If this were to be instituted, we would actually have more input than the voting process allows. Peter van der Velden

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Mayors need to put priority on tunnel Editor: After using the George Massey Tunnel for over 30 years now, I have a suggestion: Instead of dropping buckets of money into the “ALR” problem that we taxpayers shell out, let’s get this tunnel done once and for all. I made a suggestion about three years ago that the mayors of Delta, Surrey and Richmond drive the tunnel (by themselves — no HOV lane) each day to and from Vancouver City Centre, at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Then let’s sit down and talk tunnel, housing south of the tunnel and moving traffic. That would be something to talk about. Also interesting would be, when they are putting out their hair, to remind them about the new housing project right by the highway from the ferry terminal. I’m sure after driving the tunnel daily they would turn a little white.

Once we all agree this tunnel has to be dealt with once and for all, the mayors would then put the pressure on the powers that be to do something — and now. In the meantime, would it be that difficult (during the night) to paint the tunnel a bright colour, put in white lights, not dungeon yellow, and keep a flashing sign at all times that tells drivers to “maintain speed, this is a highway.” If the public thinks, oh, this isn’t so bad now, we might just get the traffic moving at a better pace. It is by no means the answer, but just might help a bit until the mayors actually get together and work this out once and for all. Then, yes, by all means, let’s talk about housing and what we need down south of the tunnel, but at this point it would be hopeless because we can’t get the people we have now in and out of the city. Judy Kerr

TFN has been anything but idle Editor: One wonders what motivates this “Idle No More” movement. Probably some mix of perceived and real treaty infractions along with an understandable desire to share the benefits and material comforts aboriginal communities see others enjoying. What does seem clear is the stark contrast between the methods chosen by Idle No More and the laudable initiatives of our Tsawwassen First Nation neighbours. Under the determined leadership of former chief Kim Baird and Sharon Bowcott before her, TFN has doggedly sought to improve the lives of its members. Unlike Idle No More, TFN does so by taking charge of and responsibility for its own affairs.

With their landmark treaty and following some years of transitional funding from Canada, TFN will, like the rest of us, be responsible for their own future. They plan to be both self-sufficient and prosperous. But they’ve had setbacks. Delta can’t provide all the infrastructure support TFN had planned to purchase, and Delta has been understandably negative about the traffic impact. Hopefully a workable compromise around more modest development can be found. In my view, the contrast between a people who want to do for themselves and those who demand others do for them is stark. I wish TFN success in realizing their goals. We are fortunate to be their neighbours. Ed Ries

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Jeffrey Greenfeld, CFP® The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) has been available in Canada since January 1, 2009. This year will mark the arst contribution increase to the TFSA. For 2013, you can now contribute $5,500. Here are the top ten things to know about the TaxFree Savings Account. 1. You can open a TFSA if you’re 19 years of age or older and are a BC resident. 2. The TFSA lets you invest while not being taxed on interest or any investment earnings. 3. The contribution limit for 2009 was $5,000. After 2009 the annual contribution limit is indexed to the in`ation rate, rounded to the nearest $500. The contribution limit remained at $5,000 through 2012. 4. The Government will determine the amount remaining for you to contribute to your TFSA the following year and report it to you on your Notice of Assessment each year. Any unused contribution room you have gets carried forward over to the next year. 5. Unlike your RRSP, if you make a withdrawal, the amount withdrawn will be added to your contribution room available for the following year. 6. You can have more than one TFSA, including TFSAs with other anancial institutions. The important thing is to remember how much you’ve contributed in total, and make sure you don’t exceed your contribution room. 7. Unlike RRSP, you don’t pay tax on any money you withdraw from the TFSA. Withdrawals also don’t affect your ability to qualify for Federal Beneats such as the Child Tax Beneat or the Old Age Security (OAS). 8. You can invest in any type of investment that you could with your RRSP such as Stocks, Bonds, Mutual funds, Segregated Funds, ETFs, and GICs. 9. Money invested in a TFSA cannot be deducted from your income on your tax return; only contributions to RRSP qualify as a deduction. 10. If you become a non-resident of Canada, you can continue to hold a TFSA and you will not be taxed in Canada on any earnings in the account or on withdrawals from it. However, you cannot make further contributions without incurring a penalty and you will not accrue new contribution room while you are a non-resident. Any withdrawals made while you are a non-resident will be reinstated as contribution room in the following year, but will only be available for you if you become a resident again. (Note: If you are a U.S. resident or a U.S. citizen, the growth in your TFSA will be taxable under the U.S. tax rules as there is no treaty relief). A TFSA can be a powerful tool to save money in a tax free environment and everyone should take advantage of this opportunity to save money tax free.

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A “B.C. Jobs Start Here” job fair will be held in Delta next week. The fair is one of 23 being held in communities around the province between Jan. 22 and March 28. The job fairs connect job seekers face-to-face with local employers and provide access to information on job opportunities, career trends, skills training and more. The Delta fair will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31

from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Delta Town & Country Inn in Ladner. Exhibitors at each fair include a range of employers, post-secondary institutions, industry associations and training authorities. Visitors can also browse the B.C. Jobs Plan and WorkBC websites using iPads through a mobile exhibit. In addition, a new Skills4BC booth will be onsite with staff to answer questions and share infor-

mation on skills training in B.C. The B.C. Jobs Start Here job fairs are organized as part of Canada Starts Here: the B.C. Jobs Plan, the province’s strategy for economic growth and job creation. The job fairs are a continuation of the 24 fairs that took place around B.C. last fall. Visit to find out more information on the job fairs and skills training in B.C.

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B.C. Chamber of Commerce president & CEO John Winter will speak about the Agenda for Shared Prosperity at a Delta Chamber of Commerce luncheon next month. The B.C. Agenda for Shared Prosperity is engaging business and community leaders across the province to find new ways of creating prosperity and better ways to distribute it. The luncheon is set for Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn.


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VICKI HUNTINGTON BRINGS HER CONSTITUENCY OFFICE TO AUGUSTINE HOUSE IN LADNER Tuesday, January 29th at Augustine House In Ladner 3820 Arthur Drive 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm Vicki Huntington will be at Augustine House to meet with residents in their own local community. It’s as if Vicki moved her Ladner Office to your home for the day!

Drop in and have a private discussion with Vicki or if you prefer a specific time, please sign up at the front desk or call 604-940-7924 for an appointment. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with your MLA. 4805 Delta Street, Delta, BC V4K 1V8 Phone: 604-940-7924 Fax: 604-940-7927 Email:

Parliament Buildings, Room 145 Victoria, BC V8V 1X4 Phone: 250-952-7594 Fax: 250-952-7597 Email:

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In the Community


Free Estimates Reasonable Rates

604.873.3551 Your local plumbing & heating contractor

Fastpitch Registration Kindergarten to Grade 12

2013 Season Registration Is On Now! Register for both Ladner & Tsawwassen Deadline to Register is February 28th Some age groups have limited space so register now to avoid disappointment.

Season runs from April to June 2013

Blood donor reaches a milestone SUBMITTED PHOTO

Local resident Agnes Jackson believes in the Canadian Blood Services motto: “It is in you to give.” She is seen here making her 100th donation. Call 1-888-236-6283 to find out about upcoming clinics in the area.

Hospice grateful for money raised at Cedar Park event With the traditional season of giving coming to an end and the new year upon us, Cedar Park Church is able to look back and reflect upon how the generosity of the community in 2012 brought great success in fundraising for a charitable partner, the Delta Hospice Society. Thankful for the help of so many people, including community attendees, musicians and an extraordinary number of volunteers, Music and Dessert Evening last month raised $5,200. Proceeds came from the evening’s ticket sales and the sale of a CD full of Christmas music by many talented local musicians. “We are overjoyed

at being able to present Delta Hospice with these funds,” said event volunteer Catharine Gilmour. “We believe in embracing our community partners and the good work of the Delta Hospice Society through the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care and the Irene Thomas Hospice. Quality end of life care is experienced each day by people in our community and we are very fortunate to be able to support these services.” Delta Hospice executive director Nancy Macey said Cedar Park has been supportive from the beginning, when the organization was struggling to raise funds to build the support centre and

hospice. “We are very thankful for this deep commitment and belief in supporting those in our community at the most vulnerable time,” said Macey. “We are proud to say that 100 per cent of these funds go to providing the services and care we offer to the community. “We raise 90 per cent of our funds to support our community program so that the counselling and supportive care services can be received at no charge through the support centre and at home.” Delta Hospice Society operates the Irene Thomas Hospice and the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care.

Ross Hastings to address annual prayer breakfast

The 39th edition of the Delta Leadership Prayer Breakfast is set for next month in Ladner. The annual event allows those in attendance to pray for elected representatives — municipal, provincial and federal. Dr. Ross Hastings of Regent College will be the guest speaker at this year’s breakfast, set for Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Delta Town & Country Inn. The event will begin at 8 a.m., so those attending are asked to arrive by 7:45 a.m. Call Linda Frost at 604-943-7775 for tickets or to help sponsor. More information is available at

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E L A S SAT., JAN. 26, 2013

inister’s inute Steve Naylor

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Saviour Lutheran Church

5101 Ladner Trunk Road

Many to thank “Say thank you!” was a phrase I often heard from my parents growing up, as if I could ever forget with their constant reminders. But as I grew older and the reminders stopped, I did find myself being less vocal about being thankful, and now that I am an adult, when someone says thank you to me I find that it makes me smile and often makes my day. We seem to forget how important it is to say those two words, “Thank you.” There are so many people in my life who I am thankful for; some you would expect and some perhaps not. Of course there are my family and friends, but also my civic leaders, and our police and fire departments,

(across from old KFC @ Arthur Dr & Ladner Trunk Rd)

those who make my bread, and fix my car, those who cut my hair, and who serve our food. I am limited in space but there are so many people who I am thankful for, including my congregation, my fellow ministers, the local funeral home and the Delta Optimist, which gives ministers space to share our thoughts. But mostly I am thankful for a God who loves us enough to send us His Son to be my Saviour, and when I forget to be thankful or worse, doesn’t berate me, but rather opens His arms and says I love you, and forgives me my sins. What an amazing gift to be thankful for.

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Almost $1 million of programs are in jeopardy

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Personal Trainer / Rehab Therapy Assistant Fitness and Urban Poling Instructor Urban Poling / Nordic Walking Classes 6 week sessions - 1hr/week

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A Warm and Joyful welcome to...

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner 604-946-4522 Daily Mass in Chapel

Monday - Saturday at 9am

Weekend Masses

Saturday at 5pm Sunday at 9am, 11am & 5pm

Filipino Mass (Tagalog)

Last Sunday of every month at 7pm (except July & August)


Saturday at 10am in the Chapel


available every Sunday

For other Sacrements please call the parish office for an appointment with the Pastor.

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


Imperial Stables is a full board facility This includes 4 feeding a day Daily stall and paddock cleaning Night check and more More info at 604.952.0911

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

Service of Holy Communion Women’s Bible Study

We Welcome You to Join Us!

Men’s Bible Study

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

9:00 am Sunday

Thursdays at 9:00am

10 am Sunday Services

1710 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC

(South Delta Artists’ Guild Arts Gallery) (at the Longhouse, next to SD Rec Centre)

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

“A place where love and friendship matters”


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

TUESDAY 10AM Ladies Bible Coffee Hour THURSDAY 6:45PM AWANA Children’s Club FRIDAY - 7PM Youth Night

Tsawwassen United Church • Rev. Dan Kirkegaard • 693 53rd St., Delta, BC 604-943-2911

WORSHIP & CHILDREN’S CHURCH SUNDAYS at 10am Music Director: Sandra Dawn Nash

Worship & Christian Education


“All are warmly welcomed to worship

2nd Sunday 9:30 am Kin Village 3rd Sunday 2:00 pm The Waterford

with us as we Celebrate God’s Grace.”

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

9 am Worship Service and Sunday School 11 am Worship Service

St. Andrew's Church

Saturdays at 8:00am


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Ladner United Church

Ladner Christian Fellowship Home of the South Delta Food Bank & Creation Station Daycare Sunday Service at 10:00 am + Nursery & Children Services Pastors: Danny Stebeck, Gabriel Torrealba

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



Welcomes You Come worship with us Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 10:30 am Message by: Reverend Henry Numan

“Just What Makes You So Sure?” Isaiah 40:12-26

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cedar park church

Sunday Worship 10:30am Sermon Title:

“Tilling the Soil – Repentance” Speaker: Pastor Lee Kosa

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features co-ordinator: Dave Willis


email: South Delta

Seeing stars

SDSS science department hosting astronomy night BY



outh Delta Secondary’s science department is inviting the community to an astronomy night next Thursday. “One of our goals as a department this year is to promote science in the community,” says SDSS science department head Mike Annandale. The department is starting a “science in the community series” and the astronomy night marks the first event. There will be a large inflatable planetarium set up in the school library that can fit between 25 to 30 adults, he says, adding visitors can watch a planetarium show they might see at the HR MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver. Local experts will have telescopes set up outside, weather permitting, possibly focused on Jupiter if it’s in the sky or other constellations or celestial bodies. There will be a video playing in the theatre, possibly showing something on the Mars Rover, while the science department will be on hand and will be presenting a few different astronomy apps for smart devices, Annandale says. “We feel that the more people are exposed to science and science education ... that’s going to increase their engagement and excitement about science in the community or classroom.” Annandale says he hopes at least one more event in the series will be held this year, likely about biology or natural systems around Boundary Bay and Centennial Beach. “We feel that we’re blessed that we live in one of the richest communities as far as access to natural environments and see-


Mike Annandale, head of the South Delta Secondary School science department, said next Thursday’s astronomy night at the school will feature a large inflatable planetarium.

ing science around us in everyday life,” he says. In addition to public celebration Annandale hopes the series extends classrooms so students see science doesn’t hap-

pen just at school or in a textbook but that it’s all around them. The astronomy night takes place Thursday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at South Delta Secondary, 750-53rd St.,

Tsawwassen. It is free to attend. Canned food items will be accepted for charity. For more information call the school at 604-943-7407.

Forum aimed at innovation


Dr. Steven Lee Berman’s 105year-old grandmother Estelle Katz-Nelson plays Digivations Sphere of Influence puzzle/ card game.

Digivations will hold a community innovation forum for adults next weekend at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. The networking event will give those 30 and up a chance to meet with others passionate about life, creativity and innovation as well as hear from guest speakers. The event will also emphasize connecting ideas and current and historical events during creative activities, including arts, design, digital technologies and more. Digivations, an education venture, teamed up with Delta

Gymnastics last year to offer day camps to students that incorporated science, technology, engineering and math principles with gymnastics training. The iDigivate Community Network Innovation Forum is set for Saturday, Feb. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors or $25 for two tickets. Child-minding will be available for a fee. For more information, visit or contact Steven or Anne Deane Berman at 604-628-9825.

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Team In Training season set to start p.j. wren

Well on Your Way January is the time to set goals, whether they are fitness training targets, workout plans, making new friends or giving back to the community. One such worthy program that will cover all of these goals is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada’s Team In Training program. Runners, walkers, and triathletes of all levels challenge their fitness by participating in world-class endurance events (such as marathons, half marathons or triathlons), while also making a difference in the lives of the 100,000 Canadians living with the third most common cancer in North America — blood cancer.

North Delta resident Kara Norman was one such participant last year. Not only did she have a personal goal to run a long distance event, she was also motivated to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Leukemia had impacted Norman’s family in a very life changing way. In 1968, her oldest sister was terminally diagnosed with the disease when she was just shy of four years old. Treatment at that time was limited, and the overall prognosis was poor. While the survival rate has drastically improved since her sister lost her fight with the disease, Norman is still very much motivated to raise funds and awareness in support of the

research and development of new drug treatments. She wants all blood cancers to be cured so others do not have to go through what she and her family went through. With the support of Team In Training, her teammates, Team In Training mentors and their certified coaches, Norman completed her first half marathon last October in San Francisco. The Team In Training training season begins Feb. 9 in Vancouver, throughout the Fraser Valley, as well as via their online Flex program for their summer races. The races that you can register for are: the popular Mayor’s Marathon and Half in Anchorage Alaska,

The Team In Training season begins Feb. 9

the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & Half, the Subaru Victoria HalfIron Triathlon, and — for those looking for a local marathon — the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon. Contact Team In Training and find out how you can do your part to help find cures for blood cancers, while doing something amazing for yourself. Visit You can also join Team In Training (and me) for an informational session and free workout (by yours truly) on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at the South Delta Recreation Centre. RSVP to Zahida at 604733-2873 ext. 5212 or Let’s get fit and fight cancer together. PJ Wren is a local personal trainer and writer in the Delta area. She can be reached at www.gofitgals. com or workout with her on Feb. 3.

New museum exhibit explores resolutions Out with the old, in with the new. The change of the year signals a need to change, renew and become more the kind of person we imagine ourselves to be. Usually, these resolutions fall into just a few categories. How are you inspired to make a new goal? Using items from

the Delta Museum and Archives Society’s collection and on loan, the museum’s I Resolve... exhibit explores the kinds of resolutions people make. This look back in time is used to frame current technologies and concerns. How has our approach to resolutions evolved? Has

time for family, community, spirituality or personal wellness been eroded by change and development? I Resolve... is on display at Delta Museum until April 1. The museum, located in the heart of Ladner Village at 4858 Delta St., is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Prepare for races with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society program This time we got it right ....

75? Wow! Can that be right?

Of course it is! My mathematical formula for figuring age is never wrong! It's your 75th birthday! Another year has gone down the drain. You've advanced another stepping stone in the great puddle of life. So, put a smile on your face. Eat a big piece of cake. Wear a silly hat if you want, and have a great big wonderful

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! Love Shelley & Wayne



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Delta Optimist Classifieds



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

Kindergarten Registration: A child may be registered to attend Kindergarten in September 2013 if his ! ! ! !

or her fifth birthday occurs on or before December 31, 2013. All kindergarten programs are now full day Registration begins Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - To register please contact your local school For school catchment areas please visit the district website - or call 604-952-5340 French Immersion Kindergarten Application deadline is Friday, February 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Elementary Choice Programs MONTESSORI


! A program based on

! Students wear uniforms ! Provincial curriculum aligned with

Montessori principles ! Supports continuous progress as children work on personal goals and academic challenges ! There are no fees or hidden expenses associated with participation in the Delta School District’s Montessori Program

The Delta School District’s structures and vision ! Formal code of conduct ! Applications now being accepted (Kindergarten deadline Feb. 1, 2013) JARVIS TRADITIONAL SCHOOL 7670 118th Street, Delta, BC Contact - Ragini Kapil 604-594-3484

DEVON GARDENS 8884 Russell Drive, Delta, BC

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

Contact - David Hope 604-581-6185

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

FRENCH IMMERSION BILINGUALISM carries economic, cognitive, and cultural benefits! An excellent opportunity for your child to: ! Become fluent in French ! Develop tolerance and appreciation of cultural diversity ! Earn a double Dogwood graduation diploma ! Have future options with a second language: travel, study, and career. Two French Immersion Programs offered: ! EARLY (Kindergarten to Gr. 12) ! LATE (Gr. 6 - 12) EARLY French Immersion Programs offered at: ! SOUTH PARK ! LADNER ! RICHARDSON ! DEVON GARDENS ! SUNSHINE HILLS LATE French Immersion Programs offered at: ! CLIFF DRIVE ! CHALMERS For more information: Contact: Christine Carriou - 604-952-5066



! Free, drop-in early learning programs for preschool-aged children ! Parents/caregivers attend with their children ! Links to community agencies and services Program Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday CHALMERS ELEMENTARY 11315 75th Avenue, North Delta Tel: 604.594.5437

LADNER ELEMENTARY 5016 44th Avenue, Ladner Tel: 604.946.4158

HEATH ELEMENTARY 11364 72nd Avenue, North Delta Tel: 604.596.1508

MCCLOSKEY ELEMENTARY 11531 80th Avenue, North Delta Tel: 604.596.9554

HELLINGS ELEMENTARY 11655 86th Avenue, North Delta Tel: 604.596.1701 JARVIS ELEMENTARY 7670 118th Street, North Delta Tel: 604.594.3484

GIBSON ELEMENTARY (afternoon program) 1:00pm - 4:00pm 11451 90th Avenue, North Delta Tel: 604.594.7588

! A combination of home and

school learning ! Homequest staff work together with parents to support their child’s learning PINEWOOD ELEMENTARY 11777 Pinewood Drive Delta, BC Ph: 604-597-8353 or email

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The District Of Choice!

Secondary Choice Programs

ACADEMIES ! Integrated into studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; daily timetable

! Professional coaching staff &


instructors ! Personalized skill development

! Rigorous, two-year academic

! Baseball - Sands Secondary ! Dance - Delta Secondary ! Film Acting - Studio at DMEC ! Film Production - Studio at

! Based on inquiry and research

! ! ! ! !

DMEC Golf - Seaquam Secondary Hockey - Burnsview & South Delta Lacrosse - Delta Secondary Soccer - South Delta Secondary Softball - Seaquam Secondary

Contact - Teresa Phillips 604-952-5374 Information & applications available at: programs/academies

diploma program (Grade 11 & 12)

! Recognized by over 2500 universities world-wide

! Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2013 SEAQUAM 11584 Lyon Road, Delta, BC Contact - Dhana Matthews 604-591-6166, ext 6208

FRENCH IMMERSION Students in Early and Late French Immersion Programs in elementary schools continue at the following secondary schools:

! SOUTH DELTA (Tsawwassen) ! BURNSVIEW (North Delta) For more information:

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

Contact: Christine Carriou 604-952-5066

CAREER PROGRAMS Career development is one of the three goals of the education system in BC ACE IT (Industry Training for the Skilled Trades) ! Jump start a career pathway up to two years early ! Industry Training Authority (ITA) curriculum ! Level 1 technical training by trades certified instructors ! Includes registration as an apprentice ! Sites are either In-District, Post Secondary, or Industry ! Application Deadline March 15, 2013 Automotive Service, Carpenter, Professional Cook, Automotive Refinishing Prep, Electrician, Roofer, Baking and Pastry Arts, Welder, Horticulture, Masonry, Millwright, Metal Fabricator, Painter/Decorator SSA (Secondary School Apprenticeship) ! Students of age 15 or older can begin an apprenticeship ! Must be hired (paid) and working under the direction of a Journey Person ! Employer must agree to sponsor them with the ITA ! Four Grade 11/12 courses and a $1000 scholarship are possible CTC - CADD (Career Technical Centre) ! Dual Credit allows students to take CADD (Computer Drafting & Design) courses at Kwantlen part-time in the evenings while attending secondary school Work Experience 12 (Career Preparation) ! In-school employability skills and onsite work experience ! The community becomes the classroom ! Choose from eight focus areas to match your interests Tech Stretch

! Trades awareness sessions to experience what a trade has to offer ! Electrical or Plumbing for Grade 9/10 girls and boys Information & applications available at: programs Contact your school career staff or


! Programs offer cultural, recreational, academic, and vocational opportunities

! Wide range of courses year-round throughout the community ! Programs include: adult basic education, home-school partnership, a variety of high school completion choices, workplace and computer training, first aid, youth activities, and personal development.

! In addition, operate a number of government-funded programs

including ELSA (English Language Service for Adults), Life Skills & Autism Intervention, and the Delta Employment Skills Program.

! Course listings available on-line: connectandlearn

! Contact: 604-940-5550,

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Sidekick presents If We Are Women

The Sidekick Players Club starts 2013 with a three-week run of If We Are Women next month at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre. Written by Joanna Glass and directed for Sidekick by Carroll Lefebvre, assisted by Darsey Meredith, the play is a story of two grandmothers, a daughter and a granddaughter that gather on the deck of a beach house in Connecticut. One grandmother has flown, for the first time, from the Canadian prairie. She is an illiterate woman whose parents were homesteading pioneers. Her daughter is a novelist whose lover died recently. The second grandmother has driven up from Pennsylvania. She is an agnostic Jewish

intellectual with a master’s degree. The granddaughter is 18 and is slated to go to Yale in the autumn. After staying out all night with a young man, she arrives on the scene to announce a reversal of plans. The three older women discuss their pasts and presents poetically, poignantly and humorously as they attempt to pass down the wisdom of their years. As women, we learn through what our mothers have taught us, often times in stories about events in their pasts, says Lefebvre. We grow into adults with their knowledge and love as our guidelines. Every generation wants more for their daughters and this play exemplifies that in so many

ways, she says. “I was very fortunate as a child growing up to have excellent relationships with my great-grandmother, two grandmothers and my mom,” says Lefebvre. “When my first daughter was born, we had five generations of first-born females. When my daughter had her first child, a girl, we then had a new five generations of first-born girls. “I relate to this play as a granddaughter, a daughter, a mother and a grandmother (which includes four granddaughters). It will make you laugh and maybe cry... but it will make you remember your relationships with mothers and grandmothers and daughters and granddaughters.”

Sidekick welcomes Emile Greene (Jessica) back to the stage, who was Sister Aloysius in Doubt, a Parable. Bernice Fehr (Ruth) has moved from backstage and her role as assistant stage manager in several productions to the stage. Newcomers Ellen Beck (Rachel) and Monica Maiato (Polly) round out the group. If We Are Women runs Feb. 7 to 23 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only) at 8 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 604-288-2415. Seating is bistro-style and is limited. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. The subject matter and language are not appropriate for those under 16.


Emile Greene (Jessica) (left), Ellen Beck (Rachel), Bernice Fehr (Ruth) and Monica Maiato (Polly) appear in If We Are Women.

Local choir groups looking for members for spring term The Delta Community Choir and Tapestry are looking for members for the spring term. The choir has been performing for over 25 years while Tapestry was launched in 2008. Both

are operated by the Delta Choral Society. Tapestry, an off-book ensemble, has a cap of 20 singers. The community choir doesn’t have a limit. The society’s website

explains that all new members of the community choir will be auditioned for placement and pitch while new members of Tapestry will be fully auditioned. It adds the repertoire of the group covers choral works

from all genres, including folk, jazz, musical theatre, classical and religious. “As a non-denominational, non-profit society anyone is welcome to join; we’re here to sing, have some fun and bring music

to our neighbourhoods,” the website states. Danielle Hamilton has been choir director since 2009. The choirs meet on Mondays at the Benediction Lutheran Church, 5575-





6th Ave., Tsawwassen. The Delta Community Choir meets at 7 p.m. and Tapestry meets at 8:30 p.m. For more information visit deltacommunitychoir. ca or contact


We thank and acknowledge the following sponsors for their generous support and contribution for the success of our event PLATINUM Delta Optimist - David Hamilton


OK Tire Kingsway Ltd. – Steve Menzies Delta Dynamics Inc. – Garth Ross Dr. Ian Lomness, D.M.D. Tsawwassen Optometry Clinic - Joan Hansen


28 teams over 3 days - Great Curling $8500 in Cash & Prizes Cash purse payout the largest in the Lower Mainland

Langley Chrysler - Tommy Booth King’s Links Golf Course - Neil Bidewell, Head Golf Professional White Spot Tsawwassen - Randy Kaiser Hammerberg Alman Beaton & Maglio LLP - Jordan Kinghorn Pizza Factory Tsawwassen - Mike Bhayana Aqua-Coast Engineering Ltd. - Larry Wood Beach Grove Golf Club - Brent Derrheim, Head Golf Professional Daniel Boisvert Notary Public The Mortgage Centre - Shaun Zipursky IRIS - Ron and Cindy Phillip

You’re invited to come to the Ice Chip Lounge and watch some fabulous curling!


(entry is at the back of the building)

Friday draws 6:45 and 9:00; Saturday 9am, 12 noon, 3pm, dinner 5:30pm, 7pm and 9pm, Sunday - 9am, noon, finals 3pm Team (club) RAFTER (TTCC) KELLY (TTCC) ERNST (SGC) ASHWORTH (TTCC) ZBEETNOFF (PACC) ROSE & CROWN (Claridge) COLLINS (MCC) FLACH (TTCC) TANAKA (TTCC) MARCHANT (VCC)



Beach Grove Cafe - Shawn Corke Scott Walker Personal Real Estate Corp. - Sutton Group Mercedes Benz Collision Centre - Glenn Flach Global Floor Safety Network - Darcy Heisler Bruce Archibald, D.V.M. Noel Philippot - RBC Investment Advisor North Western Systems Corp. - Shane Stevens Oliver Irrigation - Wayne Oliver Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. - Jeff Corbett Reliable Equipment Rentals - Jean Boisvert Savard Sales and Marketing - Phil Savard Sutton SeaFair Realty Ltd. - Karen Will Tsawwassen Insurance Brokers Bill Rafter A special thanks to the Men’s Bonspiel Committee Darcy Heisler, Bill Rafter, Jeff Corbett, Bruce Archibald, Daniel Boisvert, Sandra MacKinnon

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Classroom composition conundrum Opinions split over whether co-ed or single-sex offers best learning experience




explain their environment better reflects the real world and, if done right, can offer a balance. Sarah McMahon, admissions director at Lakefield College School, stresses that, while it’s an individual decision, she’s a fan of the co-ed approach. “This is the reality of the world. You’re going to be in an environment that’s both male and female, and I think it’s a healthy environment to grow up in,” she explains. “The camaraderie that develops between the boys and girls is very special. In a single-sex school, you miss out on that.” Socialization is one thing, but research shows boys and girls have unique requirements if they’re to reach their full potential. “Girls and boys really do learn differently,” says Dona Matthews, an author and education psychologist. “Girls are more likely




The only thing as complicated as boys and girls trying to figure each other out, is figuring out whether they want to attend school together. For parents who invest in independent education, helping their children make the right choice — if there is a right choice — is a daunting task. For many, sending kids to independent school is a commitment to giving them the best start possible in life, so finding the right fit, be it a co-ed or single-sex classroom, is key. Boys will be boys, and girls will be girls, but what about at school? Opinions vary on whether segregating the sexes is the key to a better learning experience. Supporters of the singlesex model say that, because studies show boys and girls learn differently, they should be in a school that caters to those needs. That said, co-ed enthusiasts


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oping leadership, math, science and technology skills. The focus has shifted, however, to how co-ed classrooms are failing boys. Statistics released by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development showed girls significantly outscored boys in reading in all 32 countries tested. In Canada, boys lagged more than 30 points behind girls.

Traditional classrooms are more female-friendly, says Peter Jackson, administrator at Saint John’s School of Alberta, a boys-only facility outside Edmonton. Boys aren’t programmed to sit quietly for long periods and focus on one task. They’re easily distracted, they’re loud and, especially in early adolescence, “they’re brimming over with energy; if you could harness it, you could power a city,” he says. “Boys are having a much harder time,” acknowledges Matthews, who, in her private psychology practice, sees a lot of smart little boys who are identified as having behaviour problems, when really they’re just curious children. As a result, Saint John’s structures its schedule to respond to boys’ needs. “We have smaller classes and we’re able to work

out that energy,” Jackson says. “The day is broken so they’re not just sitting at a desk.” Kimberley Noble says she’s relieved her 13-yearold daughter Lucy doesn’t have to deal with the peer pressure of the co-ed classroom, where some girls are pushed to grow up too soon or act a certain way. “I would much rather Lucy go out into the world of relationships as a really strong fully formed person and I think that’s what she’s getting where she is,” says Noble. “The all-girls environment gives them a lot of freedom to look at who they are and what they want to be in the world.” While single-sex classrooms do help girls maintain confidence and keep their options open when it comes to careers and academics, says Matthews, separating the girls from the boys isn’t the only answer.

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Make short stay the sweetest If tuition limits time, when is it most beneficial to be at private school? Often, it comes down to dollars and sense. For most people, tuition fees are a significant financial consideration. So if budget restraints mean restricting your child’s private school experience to only a couple of years, the question becomes: Which grades will have the most impact? Susan Hazell, executive director of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools, says removing a child from a private school at which they are happy can be damaging. “The positive experience is great for self-esteem, and they’ll probably love their teachers, so it can be a big jar. I encourage parents, if they can only send them for two years, to only send them for their last two years.” She recognizes that fewer spaces are available at that point, and that it’s more difficult for a child to come in when relationships have

already been established, but it can happen and foster positive results, she says. Another option is to switch systems at natural breaking points. After Grade 7 would be a good time to explore new opportunities. If money is an issue, Hazell suggests parents be honest with the school’s administrators, since many have financial help available. “There are some schools where families can sit down with financial directors and loans officers for people who really believe in this type of education for their child and need help.” Karen Griffin is the office manager for a family-owned business and the mother of Patrick, 18, and Thomas, 14. She found the neighbourhood public elementary school satisfied her children’s early needs, and thought it was not as important to spend tuition money

at the elementary level. When the time came to send her children to high school, she felt class size was important and saw the public system as overcrowded. Dianne Johnson, principal at the Junior Academy in Toronto, thinks earlier is better. “The ideal two-year periods would be during the middle-school years, grades 7 and 8, in order to prepare the student properly for high school, or during the primary years, grades 1 to 3.” Dr. Anthony Laws, a physician who treats children and young adults with behavioural and learning disorders, believes the elementary grades are crucial to a child’s learning potential. “If you could only send your child to private school for three or four years, I would say that grades 3 to 5 or 3 to 6 are the most

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late in the day-to-day life of the students? • School leadership and governance: Is it accredited by the Ministry of Education? Is it governed by a board or an owneroperator? Is it non-profit or for-profit? • School environment: What is the “feel” of the school? Is it a welcoming place? Is it clean, well lit and secure? Is public access limited? • Facilities: Is there a gymnasium, library, playing field on-site or nearby, music room? • Tuition: What’s included and what’s extra? For example, uniforms, books, technology, extracurricular activities . . . • Curriculum: Does it follow, meet or exceed the provincial education guidelines? What happens if your child switches to the public system down the road? • Classrooms: Is there a maximum class size? How

do teachers interact with students? • Teachers’ qualifications: What kind of professional development are they offered? Are they professionals in their field or qualified teachers? Do you prefer one over the other? • After graduation: Where do students go for further schooling? In the case of a high school, what percentage of students goes on to university and do they get accepted to their first choice? • Entrance requirements: What, if any, testing is done? How much emphasis is placed on the results? Is acceptance only granted in certain years? • Student life: Do students seem productive, engaged and happy? Can you picture your child in the setting? • Parental involvement: Is there a parent council or certain expectations? On your visit, also be

Ask for a student to take your child on a tour of the school. sure to: • Ask for an outline of the school’s curriculum and to look at textbooks and other teaching materials. • Ask for the names and numbers of current parents or alumni, whom you can contact as references. • Try to speak with the principal or head of school and teachers. Don’t limit yourself to just meeting the admissions officer. • Ask if your child can meet other students. Ask for a student to take your child on a tour of the school. • Ask to observe a class or other activities.

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Admission isn;t always a formality At one time, if you wanted your child to go to a private school, you chose a school, applied, paid the fee and your child went to the school. No more. Many of today’s private and independent schools are inundated with many more applicants than they have places. Unlike public schools, which have to admit children who live within their boundaries, private and independent schools can — and many do — choose students they deem the “best fit” from among their applicants. Administrator Marilyn Andrews recalls the days when “parents could trek from school to school, interviewing us to find the school of choice for their child.” Today, demand often far exceeds supply both at entry level and in grades along the way. Parents

apply to a number of schools and take what they can get. As a parent, your first step is to consult the admissions offices of the schools you’re considering to determine their drills. At many schools, you need to start at least a year in advance. Most independent schools in Canada don’t require an entrance examination. Among those that do, exams vary and test scores are weighted differently. Janet Lewis, executive director of the Canadian Association of Independent Schools, says each of its 74 member schools sets its own policy. “Many schools use a combination of past records, a standardized exam or their own exam and the process will probably include an interview. A number of things roll into decision-making. If the

school has a huge number of inquiries, it’s entirely likely it will use some exam to determine a list to interview.” The approximately 200 schools across Canada that belong to the Association of Christian Schools International don’t require a competitive entrance examination, but the association encourages — and an estimated 80 per cent of members provide — an academic assessment. Christian schools are there to support parents who want a child taught from a Christian perspective, “so it is not a restrictive enrolment policy” from an academic standpoint, says Anne Rauser, the association’s regional director for the west. From a religious standpoint, some schools attract students from “a narrow population” and some from a broader one.

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A34 The Delta Optimist January 25, 2013

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As I glanced over my shoulder to change lanes, a shiny red BMW M3 zoomed by as if it was

being swept by a tornado. The car appeared to be in a perfect condition, but then I quickly noticed the missing blue-and-white emblems from not only the hood and the trunk, but from all

four cross-laced aluminum wheels as well. “Poor guy,” I murmured, knowing this BMW was another victim of vandals that snatch emblems and logos to make fashionable

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see the ellipsoidal-shaped “T” inside the large ellipse. Acura’s emblem is perhaps simpler to decipher. The word Acura symbolizes accuracy or accurate, and the emblem therefore depicts a caliper (an instrument used to measure objects accurately). Imagine standing in the middle of a road, and looking straight ahead where the road seems to go infinitely. You just pictured yourself the symbolic shape of Infiniti’s logo: the road to infinity. Mazda has an interesting history behind its logos. Many years ago, Mazda launched an emblem for the export market. It was supposed to depict “the sun and a flame standing for heartfelt passion.” Whatever that means. Then Mazda had to quickly alter the logo by rounding off the diamond inside the ellipse, because the emblem was similar to See LOGOS page 35

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Mercedes-Benz’s three-pointed star (left) originated from a postcard, Subaru’s logo (above) honours the merger of five companies, while Cadillac uses a coat of arms.

LOGOS from page 34 Renault’s corporate logo Chrysler’s Pentastar (and they threatened to emblem was created by sue). So in 1998, Mazda Lippincott & Margulies redesigned the symbol once design team, which wanted again. to symbolize Chrysler’s The new version, which products as progressive and was developed by a well contemporary. The jewelknown corporate identilike clarity of the mark’s fication creator in Japan outline is supposed to (Rei Yoshimura), shows a reflect Chrysler’s precision“V” in the centre of “M.” engineering traits. According to Mazda, it Many years ago, howstands for creativity, flexever, Chrysler began using ibility and vitality. a different logo for its prodUnlike the previous ucts. More nostalgic and emblem, the new brand rich looking, the new corsymbol is being used for all porate symbol was develMazda products throughout oped by “bringing back” an the world. old, classic emblem from Subaru’s Chrysler’s emblem is one past. of the more European distinctive ones, automakwith six stars ers’ insignia representing the have more original five history and companies that are probably merged in 1953 more easily to form a sixth recognized. — Fuji Heavy For example, BMW’s famous symbol is Industries. virtually Subaru, by the based on a Second World everyone recWar aircraft propellor. way, appropriognizes Rolls ately means Royce’s “unite” in Japanese. Spirit of Ecstasy and What about the American Mercedes’ three-pointed brands? You bet they’ve got star. plenty of history behind The idea for Mercedestheir logos too. Benz’s three-pointed star Cadillac’s original crest, originated from a postcard which is considerably more that Mr. Daimler sent to elaborate yet very regal his wife. On it, he drew a in appearance, is really guiding star and wrote, “A the coat of arms of Le star shall arise from here, Sieur Antoine de la Mothe and I hope that it will bring Cadillac. He was a French blessings to us and to our explorer who established children.” the Ville d’Etroit in 1701. The form of the star, Recently, Cadillac introwhich was registered in duced a revised emblem for 1909, was intended to symits cars. Although its basic bolize the three-fold nature design is similar to the old of transport motorization: one, the new version boasts on land, sea and in the air. a more slick, modernized BMW produced aircraft look that should appeal to engines during the Second the younger crowd. World War, and the shape Chevrolet’s logo is much of the propeller became more unpretentious than BMW’s famous symbol. Cadillac’s, and simply Audi’s “interlocking designates a “bow tie.” rings” denote the four Pontiac’s is simple too. Its companies, DKW, Horch, stylized arrowhead was Wanderer and Audi, which adopted after first appearpooled resources together ing on the rear fenders of during the 1930s to cope the 1954 Pontiac Star Chief. with the recession.








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Absolutely Wonderful 1,150 sq.ft SPACIOUS TOP FLOOR, PENTHOUSE CORNER UNIT WITH LOADS OF WINDOWS AND A VERY QUIET/PRIVATE OUTLOOK! Don’t miss this one! LARGEST SUITE IN BUILDING! Large 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, HUGE BONUS STORAGE ROOM IN U NIT, French Doors to balcony, cozy gas fireplace, crown moulding, walk in closet, etc! Check out 360 VIRTUAL TOUR ONLINE! Don’t miss this one!

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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.

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STUNNING brand new modernly designed home in Lynn place, Ladner’s newest cul-de-sac! Located on the corner, with large triple garage and an outstanding front entrance! This vibrant 5-bedroom executive home has high efficient radiant hot water in-floor heat, endless high efficient hot water, wall to wall marble bathrooms, 30mm solid granite countertops, engineered maple hardwood floors, etc.!!! This floor plan is functional and spacious, ideal for your family!! 600 sq.ft of available storage! Close to schools and town center!





#328-1441 Garden Place, Tsawwassen

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RARE! Beautiful 2,485 sq.ft 3 bedroom+loft executive rancher in desirable Imperial Village Subdivision! One of the largest lots in the complex, over 9,000 sq.ft, cul-de-sac location, sun-drenched! Custom-built with top quality finishings, open-plan, vaulted ceilings, large master suite with jacuzzi tub etc, 2 fireplaces, etc! Updates include re-conditioned roof, professional landscaping, new high-efficiency IBC Boiler and hot water system ($15,000), hardwood flooring, counters, etc! LARGE attic space with walkable ceiling height!




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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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4738 Stahaken Pl., Tsawwassen


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.

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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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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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304-1300 Hunter Road, Tsawwassen

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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!

5348 Commodore Drive, Ladner

5211 Wallace Avenue, Tsawwassen


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Great 4 bedroom family home right in the heart of Ladner! Located in an excellent West Ladner location, walking distance to Historic Ladner Village and town centre. This home is hard to beat! It has a great 2,300 sq.ft layout of open living space and generous sized bedrooms. Each living room has large sunny windows and a cozy gas fireplace! The house has many updates including new furnace, hot water tank, roof and windows! Don’t miss this!

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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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4993 Linden Drive, Ladner

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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!




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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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.

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5267 Regatta Way

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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.

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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5382 Crescent Drive, Ladner

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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!


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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What an opportunity! BUY OR Lease this 5-year young tilt-up 4,398 SqFt warehouse unit (3,398 SqFt main and 1,000 SqFt mezzanine) currently running as International Motorsports. Can also lease units 101 & 102. Great location, great opportunities with new South Fraser Perimeter Highway nearby! Conveniently located near Massey Tunnel, Tsawwassen Ferry, Alex Fraser Bridge, USA Border and minutes from Vancouver!

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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 923 SQ.FT. 2 BEDROOM CONDO 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!


Check out this 2,276 sq.ft 5 bedroom updated home in Excellent central Tsawwassen Location! Move in condition! Massive Park-like LOT! Many upgrades including windows, attic insulation, air sealing, furnace and water tank, new gas fireplace, new carpets, laminate flooring, etc! EXCELLENT VALUE! GREAT INVESTMENT OR FAMILY HOME! BUY TODAY!

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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!

4943 63A Street, Ladner

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5106 12th Avenue

5208 Laurel Dr., Ladner

4941 62nd St., Ladner

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#102-4926 48th Ave., Ladner

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Rookie blueliner playing beyond his years

Tsawwassen’s Matt Dawson cracks Delta Ice Hawks line-up and BC Hockey League looks to be 16-year-old’s next stop BY


Junior “A” teams have taken notice of how Matt Dawson has been playing beyond his years on the Delta Ice Hawks’ blueline. The 16-year-old from Tsawwasssen has made the huge jump this season from Midget “A” minor hockey to lining up against 20-yearolds at the junior “B” level. Now Dawson is getting his feet wet in the B.C. Hockey League too as an affiliate of the Surrey Eagles. He played a pair of games for the Eagles last weekend, marking the second time he has been called up this season. The plan is to make the move permanent next September. “Right now, I just want to be focusing on what I am doing here,” said Dawson outside the Ice Hawks dressing room. “As long as I work hard over the summer, I will have a good chance (at making the jump). But I will have to earn it.” Cracking the Ice Hawks roster was an impressive enough feat for the Grade 11 South Delta secondary student. The defending Pacific International Junior Hockey League champions are loaded with experience and talent at the back end, including 20-yearold all-stars Alex Martin and Ryan Cuthbert. Add in fellow veterans Ryan Mana and David Rudin

and there doesn’t appear to be a significant role for a raw rookie who is listed at 5-foot-9 and 160-pounds. Yet, it’s Dawson’s excellent vision and mobility that has him as a regular on the first unit power play. “He moves up the ice really well and is a good fit for our system too,” said Ice Hawks head coach Dave McLellan. “We need guys who can play a possession type game and can break trapping teams with speed. Matty fits the profile of the players we have had in the program the last few years.” Dawson is now used to older players trying to intimidate him. The line brawl incident in Abbotsford last month was ignited by the Pilots taking a run at him. Dawson just returned to the line-up from an injury and McLellan says he will be used in the “right situations” down the stretch. “I think we do have to monitor him a bit,” he said. “We have done a good job instilling confidence in him by, for the most part, putting him in right situations to be successful. That’s letting him play with his natural ability. Matty is a good athlete and you can see that on the ice.” Dawson watched his older brother TJ play for the Ice Hawks a number of years ago and suiting up for his hometown junior team had been the goal for sometime. He participated in the club’s spring programs and




Getting extra treatment from older opponents hasn’t fazed 16-year-old Delta Ice Hawks rookie Matt Dawson who has already been called up twice by the B.C. Hockey League’s Surrey Eagles this season, including a pair of games last weekend. began practicing with the team by his second-year of Bantam. “I always wanted to play for this organization and I know I have done well to achieve that,” Dawson said. “It’s definitely been an adjustment but I have a good veteran group around

me who have really taught me a lot. Now I want to help them win another championship.” Icing... Two other South Delta Minor grads — Mitch Walter and Michael OlsonEyre — each had a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win

over the North Vancouver Wolf Pack on Tuesday night. Kody Botterill, Aaron Merrick and Daniel Delblanco also scored. Scott Lapp made 18 saves. The Hawks visit Ridge Meadows tonight then begin a pivotal stretch if they are going to reel in

the Richmond Sockeyes for first place in the Tom Shaw Conference. They host Aldergrove on Tuesday (7:15 p.m.) then face the Sockeyes next Thursday at Minoru Arena. Delta (26-8-1-2) sit four points back of Richmond (29-7-1-0).

Islanders get to stockpile talent as junior “A” midget draft goes Sunday are not affiliated with junior “A” organizations. The idea was it would help provide parity to a league that had been dominated by two or three teams, making them appealing destinations for top intermediate grads. The draft helped build the Islanders into a championship contender with such past

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notable selections as Mike Mallory (Maple Ridge), Eli McLaughlin (Surrey) and Mike Henry (Kamloops). Players outside of Metro Vancouver are not eligible for selection this year. The Islanders will also soon open their training camp at Sportstown in Richmond.



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Delta Islanders begin their first official order of business in 2013 Sunday when the B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse League holds its midget draft in Port Coquitlam. The six round draft returns after a twoyear hiatus and is for graduating midget age players who have played for associations that

January 25, 2013 The Delta Optimist A41

Our Vision: Better health. Best in health care.


Fraser Health Authority Board Directors Meeting Abbotsford Board ofof Directors Meeting in in Coquitlam

When: Thursday, January 31, 2013 When: 2:00 Wednesday, 2, 2011 – 4:00 p.m.February Public Board Meeting 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. – Public&Board Meeting 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Question Answer Period

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. – Question and Answer Session

Delta Skating Club’s Solar Ice synchronized team of (left to right) Maddy Keenleyside, Angelina Dawson, Saffron Burberry, Daphne Brett, Anna Jeffs, Isabelle Granger, Darcy Brett, Yasmine Zadunaisky and Taylor Granger won a recent competition in South Surrey.

Delta Synchro skating team makes a impressive debut Hard work pays off with gold medal performance in South Surrey

Greater Vancouver Canadians snapped a five game losing streak by playing the Cariboo Cougars to a 2-2 tie last Sunday in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action. Glenn Gawdin led the Canadians with a goal and an assist.

are interested in developing the skating skills they’ll need to be a member of Solar Ice Team. For more information, contact administrator Barb Berg about the various Skate Canada programs the club offers at 604-946-3021 or visit The Delta Skating Club’s next public event is its March 15 spring show at the Ladner Leisure Centre, featuring the music from the musical Grease and performances by club members.

You are invited to observe an open meeting of the Board of Directors of Fraser Health You are invited to observe an open meeting of the Board of Directors of Fraser Health which will include a presentation on the Tri-Cities. which will include a presentation on health care services offered in Abbotsford and surrounding The Questionarea. and Answer Session, scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m., will provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

The Question and Answer Period, scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. will provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions.


Webcast: For those unable to attend in person, Fraser Health is also making the meeting available For unableQuestions to attend in person, Fraserduring Healththe is also makingVisit the meeting via those the internet. will be received broadcast. available via the internet. Questions will be received during the broadcast. for details. Visit for details. This is a valuable opportunity to connect directly with the Fraser Health Board and

This is a valuable opportunity toto connect directly with the Fraser Health Board Executive. Everyone is welcome participate. and Executive. Everyone is welcome to participate. For more information, contact us at: For more information, contact us at: 604-587-4600 604-587-4600


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choreographed group formations and technical skating maneuvers as one unit. Visually spectacular, the sport has grown in popularity and audience appeal around the world since its launch as an international sport in 2000. Canada, with its depth of ice skating talent at the youth level, is considered a world leader in this up-and-coming category of ice-skating that will likely be up for inclusion at the Olympics. The Delta Skating Club is actively looking for young female skaters who


Delta Skating Club’s newly formed synchronized ice skating team “Solar Ice” won gold in the group’s very first competitive outing at the Skate Canada Synchronized Skating Competition, held in South Surrey Jan. 12. “I am proud of each of the girls for believing in themselves, learning to work together as a team to perform and achieving their first step in synchronized skating”, says their coach Janet Gillespie, a member of the Skate Canada coaching staff at the Delta club. The Solar Ice team began training together with Gillespie in September as part of the Skate Canada programs that are available through the club to all kids, youth and adults in the Delta community. The girls made her debut at the Beginners Level of the competition. “It is exciting to see the team grow together and continue to achieve new skills”, says Gillespie of her skaters who are all at various levels of individual skill development. Synchronized skating, or “Synchro,” is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing

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Delta Cup playdowns





Ladner Rangers battled the North Delta Avenegers in Delta Cup U11 Development round-robin action last Saturday at Holly Park. The visitors came away with a 5-0 win.

Ice Army capture Seattle tourney 46 GEORGIA WYND, TSAWWASSEN

TOTALLY RENOVATED 2300 SQ FT RANCHER Situated on a quiet crescent with private access to Tsawwassen Beach. This 4 bedroom home is nestled on a 9000 sq ft lot with a lovely in ground pool and private patios and gardens. The U shaped plan offers privacy plus the option of having a nanny or in-law live in. Beautifully renovated it offers new white shaker style kitchen with stainless appliances, 3 new bathrooms with granite and tile accents, hardwood floors and high end environmentally approved carpets, custom mouldings, new vinyl windows, new furnace and new roof. There is a separate media room and the living and dining rooms overlook the gorgeous back gardens. Pool has a newer liner, heater and pump. Separate double garage is heated and is wired for 220 - a bonus for the car buff or hobbyist! Everything is done - just move in and enjoy!


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The South Delta Ice Army celebrated Martin Luther King Day Weekend with a gold medal win over the Langley Bulldogs in a nail biter shootout at the Sno-Kings Pee Wee “C” Hockey Tournament in Seattle, WA. After losing to the Bulldogs earlier in the tournament, the Army advanced through their pool with three consecutive wins with a goal against of -2. The Army moved onto the semi-finals and battled hard for a 1-1 tie in regulation, and then went on to upset the North Delta Demons in a thrilling shootout to earn a berth in the final cup game. The team represented South Delta well,

earning a sportsmanship point award in each game. Superb goaltending, great passing, blistering shots and the ability to clear its own end factored into the team’s success. The Ice Army are comprised of Andrew Hansen-Zerr, Alexander Luteijn, Trevor Glennon, Aydan Benning, Fraser Buck, Jeremy Gretsinger, Rowan Childs, William Bancroft, Quinn O’Connor, Joshua Holt, Ben Lingham, Nicolas Novakowski, Owen Papuc, Harman Khun-Khun, and Maverick Silveira. The coaches are Rene Holt, Phil O’Connor ,Hart Buck and Cam Bancroft. The team is managed by Michelle Luteijn.

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5573 Frigate Road $838,000

1,861 sqft - 3 bdrms - 2 bath Ladner MLS# v951619

2,358 sqft - 4 bdrm - 2.5 bath 4,908 sqft lot - Ladner MLS# v985330

5247 Regatta Way $429,000

South Pointe - 2 bdrm - 1 bath 3,536 sqft lot - Ladner MLS# v985564




4527 Holly Park Court Listed by Remax ProGroup sold by richard lowe + associates

5853 Fair Wynd $895,900

Listed by Remax Progroup 2,495 sqft - 4 bdrms - 4 bath 4,585 sqft lot - Ladner MLS# v965197



10851 Roseland Gate $799,800

Listed by Remax Progroup 1,602 sqft - 3 bdrms - 2 bath 6,727 sqft lot - Richmond MLS# v983139



1356 Enderby $549,000

5505 Commodore Dr $998,000

Listed by Remax Progroup Listed by Remax Progroup 850 sqft - 2 bdrm - 1 bath 3,148 sqft - 4 bdrms - 4 bath 6,534 sqft lot - Tsaw MLS# v985327 5,586 sqft lot - Ladner MLS# v972967

4963 56th Street $675,000

Listed by Remax Progroup 1,721 sqft - 3 bdrms - 3 bath 6,598 sqft lot - Ladner MLS# v976087





OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 PM 1678 Babcock Place Tsawwassen Completely renovated 3 bedroom,2 bathroom rancher with roomy loft on almost 12,000 sq. ft. lot on quiet cul de sac. Diamond Award Sutton 2012, Top 10% of Greater Vancouver Realtors in Sales

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#204-1704 56th Street, Tsawwassen $439,000

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!

4450 40th Street, Ladner $1,150,000

#107-4743 River Road

RIVERWEST!! One of Ladner’s most desirable adult complexes. Step outside of you Ground floor unit to a large patio with views overlooking the common gardens and river. Bright and spacious with 9’ ceilings, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Master bedroom suite is private with walk-in closet, spacious ensuite with a separate shower and soaker tub. Secure parking, storage locker & amenities including a wood working shop, exercise room, spa and social room.

Asking $410,000

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A 1/2 Acre Country Estate! Designed by the Owner, 2680 sq ft 3 Bed 3 Bath Rancher with Loft, Big Country Kitchen, Island, Garden Window & Updated counters, Sunken Family Room off Kitchen with Gas F/P there & L/R. Newer Hardwood floors! Loft is a Games & Hobby Room. Skylight in the Laundry Room. Big Garage. 2 year old Gas Furnace. Newly serviced Septic & has City Water. 2 shops, 3600 & 420 ft, engineered floors, & driveway access into shop! Attention, Fisherman, Equipment operators & Car Buffs, & Home Business people!

4779 46th Avenue, Ladner $549,000


3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom 2 Level Split Entry Family home on a quiet Cul de Sac in one of Ladner's nice neighborhoods! 7 year old Roof. 2 Fireplaces, 1 Gas &1 Wood, & all appliances included. The updated Down Stairs has a Family Room, a 4 piece Bathroom, Den/Bedroom, Laundry Room & access to the Single Car garage. Great Family location, close to Schools, Bus, the Ladner Dyke walk, & Ladner Village!

WATERFRONT LOT • $779,000.00 4469 River Road West, Ladner


The 66X40 foot upland lot is used as parking with 2 storage sheds now, but you can investigate a building opportunity with Municipal authorities. The 66X65 Water Lot is zoned to moor 2 Float homes & Boat moorage with Municipal Water & Sewer connected. The actual upland ownership is 66X76 feet with about 30 feet eroded away over time. The Float homes are NOT for sale! There are lots of wildlife viewings, Seals, Eagles, Ducks & Swans! West & North West sunsets. It is a romantic atmosphere that can't be beat. Water Front lots are rarely available, so don't lose your chance to own a bit of Ladner's River paradise. •

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

5866 VARDON PLACE - $590,000

IMMACULATE! Fairview 56 building. 2 bedroom condo, great location, 6 year old building, near new suite with 9’ ceilings, air conditioned. Close to Southpointe Academy. Nice open plan has cherry wood kitchen with granite counters, black appliances, under mount lighting, glass tile backsplash, crown moldings, new designer Benjamin Moore paint. Openroom & living room with an electric fireplace. The living room opens out to a sunny The kitchen is open to the dining SAT & SU Imerpial closeIn-suite to Southpointe yeartPrime old, Western exposed deck. The master N has a Prestigious walk-in closet & fullVillage ensuite. laundry, Academy. storage &Delightful, 1 parking20stall. 2681 five bedroom, full bothroom executive homeClose on a to quiet street. -4 location in the heart of sunny2Tsawwassen, walksqtoft shopping & a 3Starbucks across the street. transit & Located parks. 5 on a private, sundrenched south facing, 4951 sq ft lot with patio. Just steps to the 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!





PANORAMIC BAY the VIEW!right This home is an absolute must to see You need realtors to helpBOUNDARY you make decisions. Nothing can describe the wonderful ambiance created by the serene, Realtors committed to your now! best interests. With Brian and Harry you receive: majestic views from the living room & spacious dining 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.


Sprawling 3600 sq ft level entry 4 bedroom rancher on prestigious Connaught Drive. From the grand entrance with it's vaulted ceilings to the newly renovated gourmet kitchen with adjoining family room. This elegant home has it all. This executive abode boasts many quality upgrades. There is something for everyone in this perfect family home with large rooms throughout. Set on a lush landscaped 14,488 sq ft lot with in ground pool & huge patio... it has the bonus of a separate studio/office, large 2 car garage off circular driveway. An entertainer's delight!


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Chancey Team

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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, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899.

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4486 Dawn Pl., Ladner • $613,000


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Totally restored and rainscreened concrete building. This gorgeous 3 bedroom penthouse/townhouse is located in the heart of Ladner Over 1,850 square feet designed with master bedroom on main floor! Living room & dining room with vaulted ceilings. Just steps to shops, restaurants and other amenities.

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B503, 4821 53rd St., Ladner • $429,000 3600 VIRTUAL TOUR ONLINE

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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, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899.

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


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

6512 Holly Park Drive, Ladner • $439,000

*These Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver statistics are based on combined listing and sales. #1 Agent REBGV 1986. #2 Agent REBGV1987. #3 Agent REBGV 1985 & 1988 #1 Agent in S. Delta for 11 years 1984-1992, 1996 and 2007 (Team) MLS President Club for 10 years 1984-1992 and 2007* **Based on The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver career statistics for Bob &/or Linda Chancey

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Whether you are downsizing from a home or upsizing from a smaller place, this 1445 sq ft waterfront condo fits the bill. This corner unit is centrally located just minutes walk from Ladner Village, a marina and an island. Wheelchair accessible with parking right outside your door, this recently renovated and well-maintained condo has two large bedrooms, two full baths and a lovely den enclosed by large windows on two sides making it a bright cheery space. This beautiful corner unit boasts a south west facing patio surrounded by groomed gardens for comfortable living. This unit is a truly rare find!! Call Bob, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899.

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#105-4955 River Road, Ladner • $457,000


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, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899.

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4457 57th St., Ladner • $744,000



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. Call Bob, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899.

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5511 48B Ave., Ladner • $638,900 *These Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver statistics are based on combined listing and sales. #1 Agent REBGV 1986. #2 Agent REBGV1987. #3 Agent REBGV 1985 & 1988 #1 Agent in S. Delta for 11 years 1984-1992, 1996 and 2007 (Team) MLS President Club for 10 years 1984-1992 and 2007* **Based on The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver career statistics for Bob &/or Linda Chancey



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January 25, 2013 The Delta Optimist A49 INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000



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DAY, Margaret Jean (Peggy) Jul 18, 1933 - Jan 03, 2013

It is with deep sorrow and sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, great great grandmother and friend. She leaves to mourn with heavy hearts her children Kelina Jayne, Melany Jean and Kevin Jack, 10 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and close friends. Kelina, Melany and Kevin remember their Mom for her love, inspiration and guidance over the years. To honor Our Mother’s request, there will be no funeral service, rather a gathering of family and few close friends at a later date.

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Douglas Haig Dougans Passed away on January 16, 2013 in Delta British Columbia at the age of 94, predeceased by Carolyn, his beloved wife of 43 years. He will be greatly missed by dear friend Betsy Filion, by his children Rob (Carol), Clyde (Joy) and John (Sue); grandchildren Jennifer (Jordie), Peter (Nao), Andrew (Angie), Grant, Stephen, Tara and Nancy; and great-grandchildren Carolyn, Charlotte, Peter, Remi and William as well as brother Roy (Sheila) of West Vancouver. Born and educated in Vancouver he received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture at UBC (1940). His experiences as an officer in the 5th Armoured Division (WW2) serving in England, Italy, and later in Northwest Europe stayed with him throughout his life. A committed family man, he, wife Carolyn and sons enjoyed many outdoor adventures and ocean front experiences during happy summers at their cabin on Bowen Island. As the boys grew he could be found building boats, tree forts, home renovations or engaging in some rod or gun activity. As each grand and great grandchild arrived they too, became special and dear to him. Returning from overseas in 1946, Doug commenced a long and successful business career initially as Manager of Merck & Co. on the west coast, building the business and joining numerous professional and community organizations. Doug retired from Merck after 32 years in leadership positions. He served as a Director of the Canadian Feed Manufacturers Association, was a founding member of the BC Food Technologists, and a member of the Institute of Food Technology. He was a 34-year member of the North West Commercial Travellers Association and served as President of the BC Board. A lifetime member of Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church, Doug supported its community in many ways. He was a founding member and long serving Director of the Presbyterian Senior Citizens Society, which built the Dunwood Seniors Home in New Westminster. A lifetime learner, in retirement Doug took the Power Squadron Certification and enjoyed several boats, as well as becoming an active participant in the Banff investment club. All the while pursuing his passion for gardening, his special family gatherings, and time with Betsy. A memorial service and celebration of Doug’s life will be held at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn on Sunday February 3 from 3 pm to 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Hospital Foundation or the Delta Hospice Society in Doug’s name would be greatly appreciated.

July 11, 1923 - Jan. 11, 2013 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, Jim Sherven, at the age of 89. Dad passed away peacefully on January 11th, 2013 at Langley Gardens Care Home. Predeceased by his wife Jean Sherven in 1999. He is survived by his daughters, Vicki (Dwayne), Gayle (Keenan) and Kim (Doug), and son Eric; as well as 7 grandchildren. Special thanks to the caring staff at Langley Gardens, Dr. MacIntosh and Carrie Murphy. No service by request.

A Time To Remember

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

Tributes for January

Delta Hospital Foundation gratefully acknowledges gifts in memory of: Richard Andrews George Angus Margaret Brown Margaret Burak Fran Christopherson Fred Clark Murray Craig Lloyd Davies Kewal Dhaliwal Brent Findlay Bev German David Gunn Willi Hoell Ethel Holmquist Lorraine Keith Fred K. Kennedy Barbara Kern Warren Kitts John Ladislaus Charles Latimer Sonnia Lazaruk Mildred Leach Arden Leung William (Bill) Maple Reece Marshall David McDiarmid Nora Mitchell Hugh Morris William (Bill) Neill Norman Pappin Diane Radke Annie Rehaluk Robert Reid Vair Reid Joan Robinson Morris Rubuliak Hamilton Smillie Svend Tychsen Billie Wakarchuk Geraldine Weaving James Wong Your gift assists the Foundation to purchase vital medical equipment for Delta Hospital. Working Together to make a Difference! 5800 Mountain View Blvd. Delta, B.C. V4K 3V6

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LADIES PRESCRIPTION sunglasses in the Ladner/Delta vicinity the week of January 14th, white case, with the wording Diesel inscribed in it as they are Diesel prescription glasses. Call 604-417-5214

THOMPSON - Sylvia Heather Nov. 29, 1941 - Jan. 16, 2013

Sylvia was a caring woman who will be missed by her daughters Andrea and Cory, her grandchildren, and friends, old and new. Sylvia moved to North Vancouver several years ago from Victoria and was an integral part of her family’s life and activities. She made friends wherever she went and loved taking her dog Carly for walks. Sylvia passed away unexpectedly on January 16th at VGH with her daughters at her side. There will be an informal Celebration of Her Life for friends and family at the Seymour Golf and Country Club on February 2 from 2-4 pm. Please wear bright colours and bring your memories or a picture to share. To sign book of condolences, please click on

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CUSTOMER SERVICE and Product Assistant Internet yarn retailer located in Ladner has an opening for a part-time customer service and product assistant. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate top-notch writing skills and a sound knowledge of knitting and crocheting. Familiarity with internet & email conventions, close attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence, are necessary. The successful applicant must also be able to work on a schedule that will include weekdays and weekends. Preference will be given to applicants with customer service experience and knowledge of MS Office, particularly MS Access. Please email cover letter and resume to:


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SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL LABOURERS REQUIRED General manual labourer, hand weeding, shovel work, crop harvesting, etc. Workers will be working in dirt and vine covered fields. Rain gear and boots are needed. Hourly wage is $10.25/hr. + 4% vacation pay. 54-60 hours per week. Days of work, Mon - Sat with most Sundays off. Period of employment: April 1st, 2013 to November 30th, 2013 To apply, please fax resume:



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PART-TIME CUSTODIAN Ladner Baptist Church Day-to-day janitorial duties and minor maintenance. Outsources larger maintenance work. 20 hours per week. Saturday essential. Communicates effectively in English. Some lifting and climbing ladders. Can work independently. Experience preferred. $15 per hour. Email

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If you think you have what it takes to join our exciting team, we look forward to hearing from you!

At Weyerhaeuser, our most valued resources aren’t just the trees and timberlands we oversee. Our associates are the real reason we’ve been in business for over 100 years. Their skills and ingenuity have made Weyerhaeuser one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of wood products in the world. Weyerhaeuser is a leader in the world’s structural frame market with innovative products, systems and services for use in a variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications worldwide. We’re looking for people who can contribute, grow, think and create! We thrive in a culture that embraces diversity and rewards innovation.

Production Associates These positions are part of Weyerhaeuser’s Engineered Lumber Products business located on Annacis Island (Delta), BC. We are seeking entry-level production associates to join our relief call list. You will be working in a multi-shift/24-hour environment, performing in varying capacities to prepare quality products to meet customer demands. Grade 12 education or equivalent and availability for shift work (12-hour shifts/nights/weekends) are required. This position offers $19.34/hour starting wage, a comprehensive benefits package, a respectful and supportive workplace, and the opportunity to advance within our mill. Applicants must successfully complete a post-offer medical/fitness test and Safety Sensitive Certification test. Please pick up an application kit at the plant at 1272 Derwent Way, Annacis Island (Delta), BC V3M 5R1. Applicants outside the Lower Mainland can request an application by emailing Completed applications must be submitted by 4:30 pm January 31, 2013. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Weyerhaeuser is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce.


Inside Sales • Door Knockers Western Canada’s largest Lawn Care Company is expanding. Our company has a 40-year proven track record and a unique atmosphere that rewards achievers both intellectually and financially. We are looking for the lower Mainland’s best sales representatives. We require great customer service, problem solving & communication skills and previous sales experience is a definite must.

We offer: • $14-20/hour average including commission & bonuses • Afternoon & Evening Shifts, full & part time available. • Automated dialing system for the inside sales positions • NO TELEMARKETING • Great opportunity to supplement existing income or to start an exciting new career • Door knockers alert! students welcome to apply ($11.00-$13.00+ evening hours only)

E-mail or call Dina to arrange an interview 604-591-5100! Fax 604-591-8660 • #11, 8285 - 132 St. Surrey, BC

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Please email your resume to Discover a World of or Possibilities in the Classifieds! call Miller to arrange an interview. 604-591-5100 Call Fax: 604-591-8660 604.630.3300 to Advertise #11, 8285 - 132 St., Surrey, BC



Beautiful 1 bedroom condo.This great condo has everything you need! Sleeps four, complete kitchen, cozy living area with fireplace, Flat screen tv, vcr, dvd, balcony overlooking courtyard, Underground parking. Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Sun to Thurs: $139 per night. Fri & Sat: $189per night. Based on two night minimum. For reservations or more info




TETLEYS BREW Engl.Oak/Mirror 2 aprx 20”Hi $85ea. INDIAN SteelSabre w/RedVelvet Sheath $168 obo. SNOW SHOES 43” $98 Pair obo. WALKSTICK Engl Oak/Brass $28. STAINGLASS magnficent 5 panels 4’ depx11’ wd eval $20K ask $5000. PLANTERS chair hand carved rosewood from China circa 1700. Can email Pics 604-943-4135 Misc; Freespirit rower/bike new $180


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Business Opps/ Franchises

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Money to Loan

Burial Plots

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459


For Sale Miscellaneous

CASIO DIGITAL KEYBOARD & STOOL, learn to play the keyboard or use built-in music. $75. MAHOGANY GATE LEG TABLE, table surface needs refinishing $200. 604-943-2882

Need Cash Today? Own a Vehicle?

Antique Singer sewing machine $100, Twin Bed with dresser solid Maple $300, 604-943-8542

BUFFET FOR sale $248 obo, has two cupboards and three drawers for extra storage, four glass windows open for easy access 604-946-9797


Garage Sale


Furniture, sporting goods, marine, trains ( HO & G), toys, tools, antiques, office equip, computers, cameras & more

Sat, Feb 2nd, 8am-3pm 4872 Delta St (in rear)


Tools & Equipment

GOLD PROSPECTORS sluice box with a pump with all attachments $1500, Bobby 778-836-2930 604-946-5509


LOVESET & chair, neutral tones, good cond, free for pickup 604-943-8131

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2 BR ste, 850sf, 3rd flr corner, spacious deck in Ladner Village, $975 incl heat, h/w, 2 appl, carpets & drapes, prkg, laundry room, elevator, quiet bldg, mature tenants, n/s n/p, nr amens. Avail March 1, Call 604-940-9434 QUIET Clean 2br 3rd flr ste, Tsaw. nr amens, park like setting, carpets, Now Ref’s req, $975. 778-316-3401

Peninsula Property Management

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TSAW EXEC 3 bdrm crnr ste, fp, lndry, $1900 inc heat, prkng, no pet or bbq 604-943-6163 for appointment

GOEBEL German China Fryer Tuck lrg & sml mugs, jug,salt / pepper,cookie jar. 604-946-1950


2BDRM / 2BATH plus Den, 1250 sqft, Queensborough Landing - Port Royal. 2 balconies, city view near the river, close to transit, 25 min to Vancouver, insuite laundry / storage room, walk-in closet/ ensuite in the Master bedroom, hardwood floors, Granite counter tops, 10’ceilings, reclaimed brick wall, Available immediately - Pets OK $1,700/ mo. Call Cathy at 604-377-2016 BACH SUITE inc heat, own laundry, prkng, np, $830 for appointment 604-943-6163


HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477

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Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL 1 BDRM , $815, March 1 Studio, Large Balc. $700, Feb 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



STORAGE SPACE available 40 feet long & 14 feet wide, $225/mo, Ladner, Avail now 604-940-0760

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your popularity grows. You’ll make solid advances socially, could make new friends, might be attracted to a potential mate (who probably comes from the friendship area). Romantic feelings (and creative surges, speculative urges) visit you Sunday. Exciting meetings occur late Wednesday night through Friday – these days also hold a possible or eventual upheaval, which could force you to choose between love and prestige, mating and career. (If someone new attracts you late Thursday night or daytime Friday, the upheaval is in your past, and this potential relationship is free of it.) Taurus April 20-May 20: Your world has shifted, from contemplation to action, from understanding to ambition. Pursue ambitions now into late February. (Then, the return of an old friend or social group will tell you the hard work’s over.) Until Wednesday p.m., a dilemma might force you to choose between a business or love partner and an ambitious goal. Rest, nurture your family Sunday, early Monday. Your romantic, pleasure-seeking, creative and speculative side blossoms Monday afternoon to Wednesday – you might be a bit confused Monday eve. Tackle chores (and angle for promotion) Thursday/Friday. Gemini May 21-June 20: You feel mentally alert. The few weeks ahead are a splendid time to travel afar, write, engage in intellectual activities (school, lawsuits, etc.) and fall in love – or move a present love to a nuptial stage. Sunday/Monday are busy with errands, calls, reports, details and variety – step lively, but carefully in relationship communications. (Unintended slights can occur.) Veer toward home and family, nature and rest Monday afternoon to Wednesday. All goes well, but health or chores nix a love or intellectual pursuit. Romance hits powerfully Thursday/Friday – if before 6 p.m. (PST) Wednesday, a future upheaval might shorten love’s life span; if you meet after this, or Friday daytime, love’s future looks long and bright.


“You can’t always get what you want.” want.”

Office/Retail Rent

Space for Lease




Borrow Up To $25,000

Apartments & Condos

ANTIQUE CHINA CABINET, glass doors, $700. 604-946-9645

or call 604-785-5672


Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead hold secrets and subconscious urges.Your intuition rises to the surface; your impressions are correct, especially about a Virgo or Gemini. Research, detective work can advance your standing with higher-ups. You might feel inexplicably drawn to someone in a lustful way. If you’re both single, and merge, you’ll have a very ambitious future, you’ll be a “power couple.” That doesn’t mean a loving couple, though. Sunday/ Monday are for earnings and spending: proceed carefully. Errands, trips, calls and news media fill midweek. Be home Thursday/Friday: much success! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The accent remains on relationships, opportunities, new horizons – and on opposition and obstruction. The difference is largely up to you – smiles win, challenges don’t. Your energy and charisma stand out for all to see Sunday/Monday, but nothing gets done without humble co-operation. Chase money, add to your possessions Monday (unreliable) Tuesday (good, except for used items) and Wednesday (lemons, except 3 – 6 pm PST). Short trips, errands, paper work, and communications fill Thursday/Friday. All’s well – but avoid drawn out talks with co-workers. Saturday: home, family. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: A few weeks of hard work face you. A thread of romance survives just long enough to confront you with the question (Friday onward): do you want to marry this person or not? Lust and money are involved. Rest, lie low Sunday to Monday afternoon: be self-protective, ignore possible eggers-on. Your charisma and energy return Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Use this interval to solve problems and tackle formerly daunting chores. Good and bad luck mingle, so stay alert, respond to hunches. Take care with money, purchases, Thursday – but charge forth with these Friday before supper.

TSAWWASSEN/LADNER Commercial Space for Lease: Tsawwassen: 780, 786 and 923 sq. ft. Ladner: 435, 727 and 1080 sq. ft. at Harbourside Plaza, Delta Street. Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203


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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM ste, shrd w/d, $800 + 1/3 hydro & heat, fncd, Ladner, avail Mar 1. n/s n/p, 778-875-2749 1 BR, 1 bath, Ladner, 1 yr old, radiant heat, np $700 incls utils & internet. Avail now 778-228-1258 1 BR glvl ste, bright, suits 1, $750 incl hydro, gas, cble, net, ns/np, avail Now/Mar 1, 604-752-2074 1BR BSMT, nr 44Ave/47A St, NS/NP, avail Now, $700, incls w/d, Call 604-723-2581

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2 BDRM, 1 bath, Tsaw g/l, cozy ste has gas f/p, 5 appl, french doors to back yard, nr E. school/ bus. Feb 1, $1150 + 40% utils. Rick 604-788-3991 2 BDRM g/l ste, Central Tsaw, n/s, sm pet neg. $1300 incl utils. NOW, 604-943-4284 8am-10pm 2 BR all appls, updated, near bus, own w/d, $975 + utils, Ref’s req’d, avail Now, 604-250-2275 2BDRM TSAWASSEN ground level suite 1000 sqft Reno’d, bright, on demand hot water,private entry, back yard, f/p, w/d, $1,450 utils incl. small pet (604) 943-0815

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3 BDRM upper level in Tsaw, 1400sf, 2 ba, sun-rm, skylite, f/p, shr w/d, garage, $1500, n/s, cat ok, avail March 1, 604-279-3838 4 bdrm, 2 bath, Ladner, double gar, w/d, Nr amen, n/pets, n/s, $2100 + 60% utils, Avail Feb 15th, 604-946-1833 or 604-767-1923


Warehouse/ Commercial

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Travel Destinations


January 25, 2013 The Delta Optimist A51

1300SF warehouse w/650sf office. Tilbury Industrial Park, Now, $2100/mo. Andy 604-943-3916


1680 sq ft avail Feb 1st. #3 - 7191 Progress Way, Delta (Tilbury). Attention Bob Miller 604-940-9507 or


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Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Romance, creative surges, pleasure forays, speculative ventures, games, risk and beauty – these fill the weeks ahead. You could fall in love – and it could lead to marriage. Respond to any romantic openings, glances, or notions now to Feb. 1. Your courage is an essential ingredient. (After Feb. 1, we return to “ordinary romance” – though the “wedding likelihood” remains high through June.) You feel optimistic, hopeful and popular Sunday/Monday. Retreat, rest and plan midweek. Your charisma and energy soar Thursday/Friday: you’ll walk the winning path! Shop, Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Be ambitious – but very diplomatic – Sunday/Monday. Your hopes rise Monday afternoon into Wednesday eve: light romance, popularity, social delights and entertainment arrive, though they might be slightly clouded by your own (newly since last autumn) serious demeanour. Retreat Thursday/Friday: plan, contemplate, be charitable. Interface with government or head office Friday, not Thursday. Your energy and pizzazz rise Saturday. All week, your home and family grab your attention – be gentle, affectionate. Pay attention to real estate, security, retirement plans and nutrition. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The emphasis lies on communications, trips, visits, errands, paperwork, casual acquaintances and variety. (Chase that last one, for your curiosity, now to mid-February, might lead you to a place where you will later live – or more likely, curiosity will uncover something which helps your finances later.) A talk or trip can also lead to romance. Understanding and a mellow mood flow over you Sunday/Monday – gentle love is in the air, but others might be touchy. Be ambitious Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Plan what you’ll say to a higher-up or VIP. Hope, joy Thursday/Friday!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Chase money, add to possessions. The earnings area of your life is on a slow but unobstructed pathway to increase over the decade ahead (though things get interesting 2018 onward). Respond in kind: march ahead to make money. This is different than career: your “prestige side” wrestles with many unpredictable upsets and opportunities in the years ahead (as Thursday/Friday show). But it, too, is upside-prone. Don’t risk money Sunday/Monday. “Hot sex” might be interlaced with anger. Mellow understanding flows Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Choose: money or friends. Joy, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your energy, magnetism, effectiveness and sense of timing remain high. Start significant projects, seek favours, see and be seen – impress people. Sunday/Monday might bring a relationship or opposition: step lightly. The “under world” of sex, finances, secrets, medical research and lifestyle changes drifts to the surface Monday eve to Wednesday. Right now, these succeed on a small basis, but not in the large picture.Bosses are skeptical.Careerwise, you need to show unwavering “dutifulness” to September 2015. Gentle love, understanding and travel Thursday/Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Rest, recuperate, think and plan. Enjoy solitude. You’ve just entered a powerful, 15-year cycle that will emphasize/promote your ideas, needs and goals as never before.This demands thought and choice. Tackle routine chores Sunday/Monday. Don’t argue with anyone, nor push a machine to its limits. Relationships surge Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Though the general atmosphere won’t bring you anyone with whom you can share mental and emotional “oneness” – still, affection wins. Grab a late Wednesday opportunity. Life’s mysteries arise Thursday/Friday. Gentle love Saturday. • Reading: 604-886-4808


The Delta Optimist January 25, 2013





Condos/ Townhouses




Condos/ Townhouses




Condos/ Townhouses


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.


Condos/ Townhouses


Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089


Condos/ Townhouses



HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see id5550

$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see id5633

6008-12 NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see id5571



Langley/ Aldergrove

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see id5549

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226


IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see id5565

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $88,500 604-703-3839 see id5543

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

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see id5609

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see id5512

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see id5584



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


REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420 THOM CREEK Ranch. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see id5561

For Sale by Owner

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

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

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see id5511



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

6020-12 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


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

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $210,888 778-834-8224 see id5576

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see id5400

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see id4272

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see id5575

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

• Antiques & Collectibles • Approx. 300 Lots Gold & Sterling Silver Jewellery • Approx. 40 Pocket Watches & Wristwatches • Victorian & Edwardian Furnishings • Several Oriental Ivory Carvings • Sterling Silver Flatware & More • Dinner Sets • Royal Doulton & Dresden Figurines • Approx. 50 Goebel Figurines • Oriental Porcelain • Several Persian Carpets • Bronzed Figures & Statues • Grandfather Clocks, Wall & Mantle Clocks • Approx. 45 Carved Native Masks • Artwork (Oil Paintings, Watercolours & Limited Edition Prints) • Vintage Lighting • Contents Of Several Estates & More…


REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see id5595



Viewing Times: Tuesday, January 29th; 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday, January 30th; 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time


S. Surrey/ White Rock

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


5BDRM/3BTH HOUSE Steveston, Richmond Ideally near Westwind & Homer elementary & McMath High schools. Dbl. glzd, lrg deck, hard -wood, reno’d bathroom & kitchen $720,000. 604-762-6921



Antiques, Collectibles, Estates & Jewellery

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see id5547

Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see id4642

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553

Houses - Sale

New Westminster

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


NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see id5598




Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

For Sale by Owner


2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

REGENCY Park Towers Condo 2 Bdrm/2 Bath Corner Unit. 1200 Sq Ft. 6631 Minoru Blvd. 11th Fl. Across from Richmond Centre and Skytrain. Best location in Richmond. Reduced to $339,000. 604-278-5771

Houses - Sale


Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647

Ladner/ South Delta

BY OWNER, 2 older houses on 106x166 lot. 17,695sf, zoned RM1, nr amenities. 604-340-8496

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see id5599


Langley/ Aldergrove


Difficulty Making Payments?

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663 4 BR home from $18,500 down $1715/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock



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

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428

Open to the General Public – Everyone is Welcome!

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

NOTE: Furniture Auctions Held Every Wednesday @ 6:00 PM & Restaurant /Food Equipment Auctions Held Monthly

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 ID: 76788

AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 id5618



FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see id5533


North Delta


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


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

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

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

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see id5604


Houses - Sale


Port Moody


Houses - Sale




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Houses - Sale



Mobile Homes


Recreation Property


FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see id5617


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

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

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

Industrial/ Commercial

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see id5509

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see id5608

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


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

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

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

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see id5611



Lots & Acreage

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

CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $239K by owner, 604-795-3663

Okanagan/ Interior

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see id5592


★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Out Of Town Property GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

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

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

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

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


Collectibles & Classics


Luxury Cars

Other Areas BC CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see id5606


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

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

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,500. 604-591-8566

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

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

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

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

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

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

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



Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes


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

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

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

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

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

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see id5564

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

6020-36 E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see id5628

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

Real Estate Investment

Vancouver East Side

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

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

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

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.


Luxury Cars

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

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

“I wish I was homeward bound”. 2A7=9 ;>'#%0

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Scrap Car Removal


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

Need a New Place? SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see id5566


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

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

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


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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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


2005 GMC Envoy XL, 4X4, 7 pass, loaded, Hwy 200 kms, Clean, $6,900 obo. 604-535-5997


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2010 JEEP Wrangler, blue, hard top, Stock# S13095A, $19,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331


Sports & Imports

2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, $9,888, 105,420 km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108


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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Sports & Imports

2012 TOYOTA Yaris, blue, manual, Stock# S13096A, $16,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738



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

2011 NISSAN Juke,white, full load leather sunroof GPS, Stock# S12332B $23,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331


Sports & Imports

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP, 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $9500. 604-241-0357




24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961




2005 HONDA CR-V LX $12,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accid. $6,800. 778-8298663

2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888, 39K, 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583 1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6300. Call 604-518-3166

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

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

2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE GT $15,888, 48,926km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283

2007 BMW 335i CABRIOLET, $28,888, 79,712km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

2008 DODGE Dakota SXT extended cab, 2 wh drive, Thule rack, bedliner, 45 K, $17,000 obo. 604-946-9881 2001 MERCEDES 320 ML, no accid, low kms, new brake/tires. Reduced $8500. 604-724-3696

2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2007 MAZDA 3 GT, $12,888, 94,531km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108



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

2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2004 BMW X5, 4.4 i , 131K, $15,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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:

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

2008 NISSAN Pathfinder S, $19,888, 76,068km 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

2008 HONDA Fit, red, manual, gas mizer, Stock#BB3050A, $12,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331



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★CLEAN FREAKS★ Trusted and reliable home cleaning services! Excellent attention to detail! Ladner owned & operated. Call us today at 778-896-9555


Computer Services

2005 MERCEDES Benz SLK350, $24,888, 68,922 km 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

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

2008 INFINITI G37, silver, manual, Stock# BB3091, $23,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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Call 778-882-4128 2008 INFINITY G37 Coupe Sport, $27,888, 44,620km Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

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


2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235



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



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


Flooring/ Refinishing

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2009 TOYOTA Yaris, $12,888 Mileage: 58,352 km, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

Go to and Click on classifieds

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.

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



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

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

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



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2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

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