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Community mourning the loss of 21-year-old Taylor Johnson, son of South Delta Baptist Church pastor BY

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A Tsawwassen man is being remembered for his infectious smile and willingness to help others this week as family, friends and the community try to come to grips with a life cut tragically short. On Monday, RCMP homicide investigators announced the man found dead in a home on a rural Langley property was 21-year-old Taylor Johnson. He is the son of Paul Johnson, lead pastor at South Delta Baptist Church. The pastor and his family moved to Tsawwassen in 2007, joining the church after serving as a teaching pastor at Christ Community Church in Tucson, Arizona. Paul Johnson said his son was “especially known for his gentle spirit” and was well liked by his peers at school and in the workplace. He described his son as a typical young adult “working odd jobs to make ends meet.” One of six siblings, Taylor

Johnson graduated from South Delta Secondary and was enrolled in the Advanced Music Production (AMP) program at the Nimbus School of Recording Arts in Vancouver. He was set to graduate this month and was excited about his impending career, said his dad. In a posting on the school’s website, Taylor Johnson is remembered as a “bright, funny and dedicated student who loved making beats and always had an infectious smile. He was an open and incredibly compassionate soul always willing and ready to help someone out.” An upcoming music showcase at the school will serve as an opportunity to celebrate his life and love of music. “It makes me proud of him,” Paul Johnson said of the outpouring of tributes for his son. The 21-year-old was found dead last Tuesday night in a home in the 2000-block of 200th Street. According to Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokesperson for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, Johnson was a caretaker

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Taylor Johnson was found dead at a house in rural Langley last Tuesday.

for the reportedly vacant property where he was found dead. He was found at the house after Langley RCMP received a call asking officers to check on his wellbeing. Officers discovered Johnson’s body, as well as a marijuana grow-op, on the property. He did not have a criminal record, Pound said in a press release. An autopsy has been performed but police have not yet released the cause of death. Paul Johnson said the family has received much support from the community. He said the family has been visited by Delta police Chief Jim Cessford as well as local victim services workers. He said that while the family has received no information about the circumstances that led to the murder, he is thankful for the work being done by RCMP detectives and is at peace with the fact those responsible for his son’s death will one day be brought to justice. A memorial for Taylor Johnson is scheduled for Sunday at South Delta Baptist at 3 p.m.

Coat of paint won’t cut it at tunnel, Liberals tell NDP First salvo of provincial campaign fired as governing party reiterates its support for another river crossing BY

SANDOR GYARMATI

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The first salvo in the local provincial election campaign was launched this week as a pair of Liberal candidates took aim at the NDP’s position on replacement of the George Massey Tunnel. The Liberals issued a press release Wednesday slamming Delta North candidate Sylvia Bishop, as well as New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix, claiming the NDP’s solution to the congestion at the tunnel is to paint it.

Calling themselves Today’s Liberals, Bruce McDonald (Delta South) and Scott Hamilton (Delta North) pointed to recent comments attributed to Bishop. “Premier Christy Clark and Today’s B.C. Liberals have a bold vision for the future — one that includes making vital investments in our province’s infrastructure,” said McDonald. “One of the reasons I chose to step forward is that her vision includes a plan to fix the biggest bottleneck my community faces every day — the Massey Tunnel.”

The Liberal release noted that when asked about replacing the George Massey Tunnel, Bishop suggested in a Punjabi news publication to simply paint it, noting a brighter tunnel would improve traffic flow. “People who live south of the Fraser understand this serious problem won’t be solved with a shiny coat of paint,” McDonald continued. “They deserve better than that.” Dix and the NDP have voted against every investment the B.C. Liberals have made towards

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Sylvia Scott Bishop Hamilton infrastructure in B.C., the release stated. “If they can’t even support vital investments like the Canada Line, what would they support? Where’s their plan?” asked Hamilton.

Bishop told the Optimist the criticism from her two Delta council colleagues is ludicrous, noting the government Bruce has promised McDonald to replace the crossing, even starting consultations, although it has no idea how to pay for the undertaking. See TUNNEL page 3


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Forum to look at regional force Delta hosting public event next week in Ladner where key stakeholders will discuss police amalgamation BY

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Mayor Lois Jackson will be leading a forum on policing and regionalization with key stakeholders from around the Lower Mainland next week. The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at the Delta Town & Country Inn, will be an opportunity to discuss whether the region should move ahead with the amalgamation of police forces, one of the highlighted recommendations in a report from the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. The meeting, open to the public, will be a panel discussion that will include Wally Oppal, commissioner of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, Dr. Darryl Plecas, professor of criminology at the University of the Fraser Valley, Vancouver police deputy chief constable Doug LePard, RCMP assistant commissioner Norm Lipinski and Delta police Chief Jim Cessford. Oppal had made the controversial recommendation for amalgamation, also suggesting mayors no longer serve as police board chairs, but instead change to nonvoting members. The Vancouver police board recently endorsed

the recommendation, but it has met with mixed reaction, including opposition from Delta and West Vancouver. Jackson and Cessford this year held a news conference following the release of the report, insisting Delta’s community-based policing model works best for the municipality. Both questioned how the proposal would benefit the citizens and businesses of Delta. Wondering what the cost of the undertaking would be for local taxpayers, they suggested only big cities FILE PHOTO seem to benefit Delta police Chief Jim Cessford and Mayor Lois Jackson spoke out against a regional police force at a press from such region- conference in January. alization. stating decisions regarding so much one of ‘regionalwith higher level, complex Jackson cited the allocation of resources ization versus community policing needs by creating Ottawa and Halifax as would be based on greatest policing’ but rather a ques- a B.C. Specialized Policing examples, noting their need, with the inevitable de- tion of how strategic region- Agency, while leaving comregionalization has led prioritizing of local needs alization can be implement- munity-based policing and to reduced service levels and concerns. In addition ed effectively while retainlocal priorities to individual outside of the larger metroto the loss of local control, ing the core of community municipalities. politan areas and increased other concerns include policing at the local level,” It’s not the first time policing costs. Crime rates Delta paying more for the report states. there’s been debate about were not impacted in the reduced service levels and The report notes the merits of a regional exercise, she noted. loss of democratic account- Cessford has developed police force. In 1989, for A staff report to Delta ability. a position paper that lays example, then Delta chief council this week reiterated “The question then is not out a strategy for dealing constable Pat Wilson premany of those concerns,

TFN stabbing suspect to remain in custody pending assessment 17-year-old’s next court appearance is scheduled for April 4 BY

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The teen accused in last month’s fatal stabbing on Tsawwassen First Nation lands will remain in custody pending a second courtordered assessment. The 17-year-old, who cannot be identified due to his age, appeared in Surrey Provincial Court Wednesday morning. The judge ordered an assessment for the purposes

of a possible bail hearing. The teen already underwent a fitness assessment to determine whether he is fit to continue in the judicial process. The results of that report were not discussed in court; however, the accused did make a brief appearance in the courtroom. The teen stands charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder after two girls were allegedly attacked on Feb. 15. Police were called to the

1700-block of Tsawwassen Drive at around 10 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found two teenage girls lying on the ground suffering from stab wounds. Both were treated at the scene and airlifted to hospital. One girl, 16, succumbed to her injuries while the second victim, 15, was seriously injured. She has since been released from hospital and continues to recover from her injuries,

Delta police spokesperson Const. Ciaran Feenan said this week. Early on Feb. 16, police said investigators were looking for a known suspect who was also known to the victims and at around 11 a.m. the accused was arrested without incident. The names of the two victims have not been released in order to protect the accused’s identity. The teen’s next court date is scheduled for April 4.

dicted the move to regional policing in the Lower Mainland was inevitable. Wilson, who presented a report to municipal council, in an interview with the Optimist at that time said the challenge was to make sure the community model that’s in place remains. “Smaller departments sometimes have difficulty conducting long-term investigations because of time, manpower and financial limitations,” he said. “The flip side to getting so many benefits is ensuring that police service at the community level is as good or enhanced because people don’t want to see that go.” He also described the current system as costly and inefficient. “I am certain that some kind of regional policing will be in place some day because there are ample examples that multiple forces don’t work,” he said. Wilson’s statement proved to be prophetic as serial killer Willie Pickton would embark on a murderous spree a few years later. In his scathing report, Oppal noted several failures that allowed Pickton to prey for years, including a fragmented police structure in the Greater Vancouver. Next week’s forum will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

TUNNEL from page 1 “This is an important piece of infrastructure we’re talking about that the Liberals have identified as a priority, but they don’t have it identified in their budget. If it’s such a priority, why isn’t it funded?” Bishop said any major infrastructure program should be dealt with as part of a whole series of improvements, not in piecemeal fashion. In regards to her comments about painting the tunnel, she said it was one of several interim solutions suggested by many participants during initial consultations last December. Bishop said Dix would be releasing a platform in

short order. As far as her own take what should be done with the tunnel, Bishop said, “Any additional crossing, whether it’s under the river or over the river, is purely and highly speculative.” She added, “I, as an individual, am not going to add to that conversation right now because it is a huge regional problem for everyone south of the Fraser to get improved public transit, and if they have to use their cars, to not spend time in long lineups in traffic congestion.” If she and the NDP are elected, Bishop said she would look forward to working on solutions.


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Students lend ‘Voice’ to bullying issue South Delta Secondary hosts forum to gather ideas and opinions to take to provincial conference next month BY

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A student forum on bullying and what can be done about it was held at South Delta Secondary Wednesday. Called Student Voice, the day-long event organized by SDSS students was an opportunity for kids from several Delta elementary and high schools to get together and raise points that will be presented at an upcoming provincial conference. “We’re using this forum strategically after AntiBullying Week as a follow-up because we thought that Anti-Bullying Week happens once a year, and everyone is all hyped up about it, but then it kind of disappears. We want to find how we can keep it going throughout the year,” said SDSS Grade 12 student Andrea Strusievici, one of four moderators. The ideas gathered will be correlated into a report and presentation at next month’s B.C. Student Voice, a conference supported by the B.C. Principals and

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Student Voice, a day-long forum at South Delta Secondary Wednesday, brought together local elementary and high school students to discuss bullying. Vice-Principals Association. Students across the province gather twice a year (once in the fall and once in the spring) to discuss topics that affect the student body, brainstorming on how to

resolve those issues. Last year, it was student happiness. This year, they’re discussing bullying. After the first meeting in the fall, the students broke up into their school districts

Dialogue on Regionalization of Police Forces Join Delta Mayor Lois E. Jackson in a Dialogue on Regionalization that will include a panel discussion with: • The Honourable Wally Oppal, QC, Commissioner of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, • Dr. Darryl Plecas, Professor of Criminology at the University of the Fraser Valley, • Vancouver Police Deputy Chief Constable Doug LePard, • RCMP Assistant Commissioner Norm Lipinski, and • Delta Police Chief Jim Cessford

Wednesday March 13, 2013, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Delta Town & Country Inn 6005 Highway 17, Delta, BC Refreshments served. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with panelists.

to host smaller forums to reach more student voices. They’ll bring the information back to the provincial conference in the spring. The discussion questions at Wednesday’s SDSS gath-

ering included what parents don’t understand about bullying and what the students would like to take back and change about a situation involving bullying. Also discussed was how can

people continue the antibullying movement past Anti-Bullying Day/Week. Strusievici said the ideas presented were impressive and powerful. “I’m so proud to see all these kids come and talk about their personal experiences and they’re so willing to make a change,” she said. Several of the students during the discussion noted the importance of telling someone if bullying is occurring, as well encouraging and giving confidence to those who are victimized. “I think the biggest thing raised here is to make the issue obvious and give the kids an option of what to do if they need help, and try to figure out what the issue really is so that we can stop it,” added Strusievici The event also included time for the students to come up with artwork around the bullying theme. On hand to see the proceedings was trustee Val Windsor, who said she was impressed with the quality of discussion and ideas as well as the leadership of the student organizers.

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TED MURPHY

MURPHY’S LAW They hail from opposite ends of the political spectrum, but there’s little doubt the best thing that could happen to NDP fortunes in Delta South is the emergence of a Conservative candidate. The NDP has never done well in these parts and ran a distant third in the last provincial election, some 30 percentage points behind both the winner, independent Vicki Huntington, and Liberal Wally Oppal. Given that kind of history, it’s hard to envision, despite their government-in-waiting status, the New Democrats capturing Delta South this May. Riding high in the polls provincially, it’s quite plausible the NDP will not only return to historic levels in Delta South, which is generally in the low to mid 20 per cent range, but also exceed that number. It would be a stretch to see them get much beyond about 30 per cent of the vote, however, which still leaves 70 per cent left to split between the incumbent and her Liberal challenger this time around, veteran council member Bruce McDonald. It doesn’t matter how you slice that piece of pie, it’s simply too big and ensures the winner emerges from that duo. Mind you, the picture changes considerably should the Conservatives decide to enter the fray. The upstart party led by former longtime Delta MP John Cummins announced a few months back it wouldn’t run a candidate here out of respect for Huntington (the Greens did the same), although it didn’t close the door on the idea completely. It’s getting late to reverse that decision, but should the Conservatives take the plunge, it would mean three right of centre candidates (although Huntington does a good job of straddling that line) vying for a share of that 70 per cent. Suddenly, it means getting 30 per cent of the vote is no gimme and puts the NDP in the thick of the race. I admit there are a lot of “ifs” in such a scenario, most notably the emergence of the Conservatives, which haven’t provided any signs of relenting on the earlier decision to sit this one out. It would also require the bottom not to fall out of the Liberal ship, which is no guarantee given the goings on in Victoria these days, and would mean the NDP returning to the heights of 20-odd years ago. Yes, it’s unlikely, but it should be remembered the last time a New Democrat represented this area was 40 years ago when Carl Liden rode a threeway split on the right, as well as a larger riding that encompassed North Delta, all the way to Victoria.

Real costs to doing nothing about congestion at tunnel STEVE GRAHAM

COMMUNITY COMMENT Ian Robertson has requested to be relieved from his columnist obligations for a few months, so Ted Murphy has again reached way to the back to the bench to find a pinch hitter. I am looking forward to being a contributing columnist again. The topic for this column is the George Massey Tunnel. There was flurry of articles and letters about it a few months ago in the Optimist. As I use it frequently, these articles led me to observe the structure and traffic flow through the tunnel more closely. First, I note that in 2006 Kevin Falcon, who was then transportation minister, said that fixing the tunnel was a low priority since it was only congested at rush hours, and that a tunnel upgrade or replacement was not on the table

for one to two decades. The current Ministry of Transportation website says: “[T]he existing tunnel is congested for almost 13 hours a day, with morning rush hour queues frequently extending 1.5 to 5 kilometres.” So conditions have either gotten a lot worse in the last six years, or Falcon was mistaken, or both. Last September, Premier Christy Clark announced that a planning process to upgrade or replace the tunnel in one to two decades had begun and public comment sessions would be held in a few weeks. Clark’s initiative appears to have been based on the premise the public would gratefully vote for the Liberals this May in response for their commitment to address tunnel congestion in 10 to 15 years. Others say she was just told to do it by the port. I also noted a comment in one of the Optimist articles that a senior Ministry of Transportation planner was surprised to learn the backup from the Steveston Highway exit extends into the tunnel in the morning rush and effectively blocks one lane. I had begun to notice this phenomenon about three years ago. I concluded that senior staff at the

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ministry seldom uses the tunnel. So the response from the provincial government on this issue to date has ranged from useless to cynical. However, there are real costs to do nothing. South Surrey is growing at a rapid pace and the backup on Highway 99 to get into the tunnel often extends past the Highway 10 overpass, and lengthens every year. Similarly the backup on Highway 17 northbound now often reaches the slough. The backups in the lanes opposing counterflows often extend two to three kilometres. Access to Tilbury for commercial traffic is limited. This situation results in thousands of wasted hours every day, and I have seen no accounting of the opportunity cost of not upgrading the tunnel. The last time the efficiency of the tunnel structure was substantially improved was the installation of the counterflow system. In my view, there are other improvements that would improve traffic flow in the short term (to be discussed in my next column), but we do need a substantial change in tunnel policy and priority by the minister of transportation.

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March 8, 2013 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Ashcroft might not be the best solution for Delta

Editor: It’s all about ships, trains and trucks ... and profits their owners reap by minimizing the costs of moving containers. Port Metro Vancouver (Deltaport) — limited to offshore movement of containers between ships, trucks and trains — is not the ultimate on-shore decision maker. According to a Transport Canada report on the Use of Containers in Canada, “Local drayage by truck can usually compete with rail up to 500 miles away...” Data I find reports that containers moved between Deltaport and B.C. destinations do indeed go by truck. To or from places further east, they go by rail. Both CP and CN have intermodal terminals in the Lower Mainland where containers are loaded or unloaded if needed. Additional terminals require increased switching and costs. Railways do not encourage additional new intermodal container terminals unless they have a

substantial volume or can attract specific destination volumes. Where whole trainloads from a single origin to a single destination can be achieved, the railways’ costs decrease. A number of such “unit” trains are required to load a single ship. So why is Delta promoting a new terminal in Ashcroft? According to the Ashcroft Terminal website: “Their proposed inland container terminal (ICT) near the South Central Interior community is being touted as a first step in capturing an increased share of Asian container traffic and, according to the project’s proponents, could be up and running in months instead of years if the province and related stakeholders would commit to work with its principals.” It’s understandable that remote and isolated Ashcroft yearns to profit from those long container trains rumbling through town. They could add a bit of shipping cost and capture some jobs and tax revenues.

But could they also cause containers to or from points east to travel to Deltaport by truck instead of train, causing a huge increase in Lower Mainland highway congestion? Why is Delta promoting jobs, business and tax revenue for a town 330 kilometres up the Thompson River ... development that railroads likely reject and that could increase our traffic? Is it because we hope to divert a perceived threat from 600 acres of Delta’s blueberries? I find container movement data a complex and commercially difficult subject. My understanding is surely limited and possibly flawed, but I see no realistic container terminal threat to Delta’s blueberries. I suggest Delta council secure a thorough understanding of the subject and the motivation of private sector players before promoting a solution that could harm us. As the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Ed Ries

Do the decent thing and accept lenient sentence

Editor: Re: Berner appeals to highest court, March 6 A two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for causing the death of another human being is an extremely light sentence. Throw in contributing factors like drinking while driving and excessive

speed and you pretty much have yourself a cakewalk. Carol Berner, however, seems to think this cakewalk is far too rich for her. Did she drink and drive? Yes. Was she speeding at the time? Yes. Moreover, did her actions cause the death of a four-year-old girl

and severely injure another person? Without question. You killed someone, Berner. Now pull together whatever shreds of dignity and self-respect you seem to be seriously lacking and accept the punishment for your negligent behaviour. Jeff Leggat

More than 2,000 units planned should satisfy needs Editor: Re: Compromise puts an end to debate and Tsawwassen has already spoken, March 6 I must be missing some-

thing. Tsawwassen Springs and Tsawwassen First Nation websites state a total of 490 mixed homes on Shato Holdings land plus 1,600 to 1,800 mixed

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A10 The Delta Optimist March 8, 2013 Opinion

District not a fan of standardized tests

Controversial FSAs, which are used to rank schools, don’t provide data to assist educators: superintendent BY

DIANNE TURNER

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Every year when FSA results are released, we are often asked, “What do you think of the FSAs?” To this, my response is that in the Delta school district, our mission is to enable all learners to succeed and contribute their full potential to the future. We strive towards this objective by embracing innovative teaching and encouraging student engagement. Every year, we set achievement goals and measure our success. These measurements are done in a variety of ways that do not include standardized test results (such as report card data, graduation rate data, and feedback from teachers, parents and students). In Delta, we have had an improvement in our overall graduation rate as well as our aboriginal student graduation rate. This morning, I met with our board chair, Laura Dixon, and she had this to

are valuable at all? say regarding FSAs, “We The Foundation Skills need to be measuring what Assessment is an annual is quality instruction and province-wide test and we learning, which is certainly not available from this form administer it as an expectation of the Ministry of of standardized testing. A Education. child’s classroom teacher Staff across the district has the expertise to tell you are engaged in how your teacher inquichild is We prefer to rely on ries, many doing. of which are “Certain information from examining types of classroom teachers a variety of standardassessment ized testing that will help us focus on measures of methods. The may actually help learner success that challenge of measuring stueducators will not be used to dent success identify does not rest trends, that rank our schools. with standardwill in ized testing. turn help In the Delta school disthem make decisions about trict, we are focused on changes to instructional improving the learning practice. The FSA test does experience for all students. not provide that type of information to assist educa- We welcome the opportunity to provide examples tors.” of student competencies Here are some other through student inquiry, questions about FSAs that project based learning, crewe also often get from parative and critical thinking ents, students and commuskills, and fine arts educanity members, along with tion. More than ever we my answers to them: have been focused on our Do you think the FSAs

District Vision of innovative teaching and learner success. What do you think of the private schools in Delta placing higher in FSA results than the public schools? We have excellent schools in Delta, both public and private, and with the various choice programs we offer at schools in the Delta school district, families in Delta have excellent options for educational opportunities for their children. The school district mission and vision are aimed at student success, and we strive towards this objective by embracing innovative teaching and encouraging student engagement. Every year, we set achievement goals and measure our success. These measurements are done in a variety of ways that do not include standardized test results. Measurement methods include school-based teacher assessments, report card grades, graduation rates, and feedback from teachers,

Dianne Turner is superintendent of schools in Delta. parents and students. These all guide our thinking and planning on behalf of the learners in Delta. What is the Delta board of education’s perspective on FSAs? We do not rank our schools, so the FSA results do not steer the direction of the board of education. Decisions at the board level are directed by achievement results that are measured in a variety of ways that do not include standardized test results. We prefer to

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rely on information from classroom teachers that will help us focus on measures of learner success that will not be used to rank our schools. This way we prevent unfair judgment of the needs of our learners. We do not use the FSA data to guide our decisions or work in Delta. We rely instead on the expertise of the educators in our schools. Dianne Turner is the superintendent of schools for the Delta school district.


March 8, 2013 The Delta Optimist A11 Opinion

Province not treating ER physicians fairly

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Divide and conquer approach is impacting patients VICKI HUNTINGTON

MLA’S REPORT We all have a horror story about a long wait in an emergency room. Doctors in Delta and across B.C. are starting to speak publicly about their own experiences, and many are saying the situation has reached a tipping point. There are two key reasons why a number of B.C.’s busiest emergency rooms are overcrowded: not enough ER doctors and not enough free beds in hospitals. A shortage of doctors means patients have to wait longer for treatment. A shortage of beds means people admitted to the ER who must stay in the hospital (often the most serious cases) spend far longer than they should waiting for a bed to open up. At Delta Hospital, the number of ER physicians was set in 2010 based on the ER seeing over 26,000 patients a year. Since then, the number of visits has increased over 16 per cent to almost 31,000 but staffing has not increased accordingly. Planned growth in Delta with TFN, Tsawwassen Springs and Marina Gardens will increase the patient load even further. Currently Delta’s ER only receives 75 per cent of the funding needed to handle the number of patients. There are many hours each day when only one doctor

can see patients, which creates backlogs. Imagine cutting your household income by one-quarter: would you notice it? We are in this situation largely because the government has walked away from an arrangement that produced good outcomes for several years. Until recently the government negotiated directly with an organization that represents emergency room doctors. They used a formula that could be applied to different hospitals with different circumstances to reach consistent and equitable staffing decisions. Doctors felt it was fair because it distributed money across the province according to workload. It also allowed us to plan ahead so hospitals could meet the needs of growing populations. Importantly, health authorities could not interfere with the staffing agreements reached. But the last agreement expired a year ago and now the government wants doctors to negotiate on their own with health authorities. This is a divide and conquer approach, and patient care is the first casualty. Health authorities such as Fraser Health tend to divert money to other areas. It also produces inequalities across the province: some regions will have better emergency care than others. ER doctors have launched a campaign to address the problems in our province’s emergency rooms. They are asking for increased physician staffing in ERs to handle increased

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Currently Delta’s ER only receives 75 per cent of the funding needed to handle the number of patients. There are many hours each day when only one doctor can see patients, which creates backlogs. Granted, hiring more doctors will cost more money. But the money is there; it’s about priorities. Everyone will need to visit an emergency room at some point in their life. During those times almost everyone would agree that timely, attentive care is money well spent. Hiring more staff can actually save the health care system money, because it helps avoid delays in treatment that can lead to complications. It is a fact that Delta Hospital has the highest patient satisfaction rate in the province. Our hardworking doctors want to keep it that way. We should insist that the government return to negotiating directly with ER doctors using a model that is fair and equitable for all hospitals. To learn more about our ERs and the issue of staffing, please visit the BCemergencycare.com website.

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Port Metro Vancouver says its numbers continue to grow, including setting records in the container and bulk sectors. The port authority recently released its 2012 year-end statistics report, stating it handled 124 million tonnes of cargo through the end of December, an increase of one per cent over 2011. The 2012 throughput volumes reflect growth in Asian economies and continuing strength in the Canadian economy. “In order to best support Canada’s international and domestic trade, Port Metro Vancouver is seeking ways to engage with communities and improve the port’s longterm sustainability,” said president and CEO Robin Silvester. “This gateway must thrive so that we can continue to support the B.C. economy — but we must also grow in a way that balances the impacts of major projects with effects on local communities, delivering benefits for all residents in the Lower Mainland and for Canada, while serving the operational and capacity requirements of Port Metro Vancouver’s customers.” Both foreign and domestic tonnage were up over the previous year. “As we deepen Canada’s trade and investment ties in fast-growing, emerging Asia-Pacific markets, PMV’s competitive advantages and continued success are helping to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity in British Columbia and every region across our country,” said said Ed Fast, minister of international trade and minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway. B.C. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Mary Polak agreed, saying, “Port Metro Vancouver is a key part of the success of

Robin Silvester Port president and CEO Canada’s Pacific Gateway, the preferred gateway to Asia for North American trade. The port authority notes container traffic volumes continue to exceed forecasted growth, with 2012 container traffic setting a record with eight per cent growth over 2011 to 2.7 million TEUs (20-footequivelant units). “It was a record year, a substantial growth of eight per cent, and that’s really part of this pattern of longer-term growth, which is why we are looking at container expansion,” Silvester told the Optimist. “The other thing that links in to all of this is making best use of the facilities we already have, and the work we’re doing with the trucking system is all part of the pieces of a bigger jigsaw picture that come together to create capacity for this underlying growth that we’re seeing.” The port authority is currently updating its longterm land use plan as well as engaged in a consultation process for Terminal 2 (T2), a second three-berth container facility proposed for a site adjacent to the Deltaport container terminal at Roberts Bank. Silvester noted the land use plan, which will enter a third phase of consultation, should be completed this year. As far as T2, he said “a more formal” part of the consultation in the lengthy, multi-stage process will commence.

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The Matador has been in Gianni Mazzei’s family for four decades. Also shown is Jodie Archer.

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The Matador Barbering and Hairstyling recently got a new lease on life to celebrate a milestone. Owner Gianni Mazzei revamped the interior over three days last month and gave the shop a whole new look in honour of its 40th anniversary. Mazzei’s father Frank, who was also a barber, started the Tsawwassen institution in 1972. In revamping the shop, Mazzei aimed to give it a more modern, downtown look. He brought in all new furniture and equipment, while paying tribute to the

past by mixing modern with vintage pieces. The Matador may have a whole new look, but Mazzei is still offering the same quality services his custom-

ers have come to expect. Mazzei is still serving many customers who have been frequenting The Matador since his father ran it. Mazzei comes from a long line of barbers. In addition to his father, Mazzei’s grandfather was also a barber.

“There’s about seven of us in the family.” The shop has remained in the family since the beginning. Frank Mazzei ran it from 1972 until 1986, then Mazzei’s uncle Eddy took over from ‘86 until 2007. Mazzei took ownership of the shop in 2007 but has been barbering in Tsawwassen for 13 years. The Matador is open Tuesday through Saturday on a walk-in basis. Barber Jodie Archer joins Mazzei Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Matador is in the Tsawwassen Medical Building, 106-1077-56th St.

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Country Gold shines in Ladner Performers to pay tribute to legends at Genesis BY

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Performers will pay tribute to country music stars next weekend in Ladner. Country Gold, a show featuring the music of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Reba McEntire, will make a stop at Genesis Theatre on Sunday, March 17. Marty Edwards will be performing as Rogers, a singer from Houston who has compiled numerous awards and hit singles over a lengthy career. “I feel blessed to be able to bring the songs of Kenny Rogers to audiences around the world,” he says in an e-mail to the Optimist. “I love the songs to start with and they have taken me around the world where I have met and performed with a lot of talented people.” Edwards, who was finishing up a tour in Florida last week, started his musical career in the 1970s and had been singing Kenny Rogers songs for years in various bands. His tribute act “really took on a life of its own” in 1998 when he put together a benefit show for abused children. “From the response from the audience I thought it went very well, even though I was more than a little nervous doing the three Kenny Rogers songs,” Edwards says. “I was used to singing in a band and having my guitar to ‘hide’ behind, and there is a certain amount of anonymity when you are in a band — sort of a strength in numbers mentality, I suppose.” Edwards, who lives in the Okanagan, says he likes to keep his act fresh for audiences as well as himself. “I catch Kenny’s show when I can to see what he is doing different or new,” he says, adding he’s just added an updated version of I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) based on what Rogers is now performing. “Although with that said, I realize that there are certain songs expected, no matter how many times the audience has heard them, they always want and expect to hear Lady, Lucille and The Gambler.” Edwards says Rogers has so many great songs but counts Lady as his favourite. “He has spanned three genres of music in a career that has lasted more than 50 years. I never get tired of singing his songs — hits and no-hits. I was in a show in Canyonville, Oregon for three months, six nights a week, two shows a night and my last performance of the run was as thrilling for me as the first. I don’t just sing the songs, I feel them.” Edwards has met Rogers twice since starting his tribute act, the first time being in Billings, Montana. “It was a total thrill for me,” he says, adding Rogers was very gracious. The Country Gold show also features Wendy T as Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, Marion Deaton as Willie Nelson and Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash. The concert is set for Sunday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at Genesis Theatre, 5005-45th Ave., Ladner. Tickets cost $39.75. For tickets call 604-5076355 or visit www.bellperformingartscentre.com. For more on the show visit www.countrygold. info.

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Marty Edwards, performing as country music star Kenny Rogers, will be among the tribute artists singing at Genesis Theatre in Ladner on Sunday, March 17.


A18 The Delta Optimist March 8, 2013

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Sherlock Holmes’ Swiss adventure BY

JAMES ROSS

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“It is, indeed, a fearful place. The torrent, swollen by the melting snow, plunges into a tremendous abyss, from which the spray rolls up like the smoke from a burning house.” I stand atop Reichenbach Falls and watch the raging waters tumble 120 metres into the black-rock chasm below. I listen to the booming roar of the water and feel the fresh spray on my face. My wife and I were touring Switzerland, passing by car from Interlaken to Lucerne, when I had insisted on a little detour near Meiringen to the site of the spectacular falls, the place where Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had tried to kill off his fictitious super-sleuth in The Adventure of the Final Problem. The walking path along the cliff-side might now be a little better maintained, otherwise, I imagine, not much has changed from

the scene that Conan Doyle described on May 4, 1891. It was here that Sherlock Holmes met his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, and, after a fierce fight, the two had purportedly fallen to their deaths. One would suspect that, had Holmes been as pugilistically adept as Robert Downey Jr. in the latest Holmes’ film adaptations, he would have had little problem coping with an aging villain. And perhaps he really didn’t. Faced with a great public outcry, Conan Doyle was forced to alter his narrative plan and bring Holmes back from the abyss, back for further adventures on the pages of The Strand Magazine. He resurrected his nemesis by claiming that Holmes had managed to grab a tuft of grass during the fall into the “dreadful cauldron” and so had lived to solve another mystery. A memorial plaque at a viewpoint reminds visitors of the fictitious incident,

ary connection, the beauty and wildness of the waterfalls would make Reichenbach a worthwhile side-trip. From a parking lot at the hotel below, a short trek accesses the three viewing terraces that offer breathtaking views. A railway tram also transports visitors alongside the raging waters of the Reichenbach, to View photo gallery with the uppermost waterfall. PHOTO BY JAMIE ROSS The charming Reichenbach Falls. Swiss town of Meiringen is, for and on May 4 every year, many Holmes members of the internafans, a kind of Mecca. Set tional Sherlock Holmes at the heart of the Hasliberg Society make a pilgrimage hiking region, the town has to the falls to commemorate long been a favourite mounthe “death” of their beloved tain walking resort. Sir hero. Arthur Conan Doyle stayed Even without its literhere many times, taking up

residence at the Park Hotel Du Savage. This grand 1880s hotel still stands, retaining its romantic period charm. A plaque on the Victorian porch announces Conan Doyle as a guest. The author had, in fact, used the hotel as Holmes’ and Watson’s lodging in his story, calling it the Englischer Hof. Near the hotel is Meiringen’s town square, refurbished in the 1980s and renamed Conan Doyle Place. A statue of Holmes sits contemplatively on a park bench, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum can be found in the basement of a quaint English Chapel. The centrepiece of the museum is a life-size replica of the sitting room at 221B Baker Street, put together with scrupulous accuracy. Many items are strewn around, including Holmes’ violin, a bust of the detective used to decoy his enemies and a copy of The Times left on the floor

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80-year-old is still going strong Fitness-minded Mercia Stickney able to leg press 200 pounds Well on Your Way Apparently, today is International Women’s Day, and while I’m not really sure what that means exactly, “Yea us” nonetheless. When I told loving husband that in addition to my birthday (yes, the stars were aligned), he now also has to help me celebrate this day of estrogen, all he wanted to know was the date of International Men’s Day. I politely told him that was what the ‘50s and ‘60s were and handed him a pink party hat. What better way to celebrate this day of women, I thought, than to highlight a woman who, I believe, epitomizes what a strong individual should be, man

and now I just feel good being able to function well.” While she has been active all her life, she didn’t start going to the gym until her early 60s and to look at her today, you would think she was still in her early 60s. Mercia does not set high expectations for herself either, and I really like that. Too many of us shoot for perfection, and that will never come. Perfection sets you up for failure. Instead, Mercia rates her fitness and quality of life on simple measures like being able to execute normal daily activities from

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Mercia Stickney, 80, can leg press 200 pounds.

and it wasn’t pure luck or stubbornness either (well, maybe a wee bit of stubbornness) that got that machine to move. It was Mercia’s regular, weekly fitness program and her belief the body needs to move, and that the only way to accomplish both is with lots of practice. She loves the human body and knows how resilient it is. She is a firm

believer in being ready to try, and told me she has never hung around waiting for someone to get her going. If you ask Mercia what makes her so youthful, she will actually disagree with you and apologize. She states, “I don’t feel young. Youth carries a sense of expectation of life experiences and, instead, I have a vast repertoire of living,

climbing onto the roof to toting her own luggage when travelling. She is truly one in a million, but her story can be practiced by all of all us. She is an inspiration and reminder that we can attain any goal that we set our minds to, at any stage in our life, and while getting older is inevitable, it is not something we should be complacent about. So, next time you see her at gym, ask her to show you her 200-pound leg press. PJ Wren is a local personal trainer and writer in the Delta area. Visit www. gofitgals.com.

... I have a vast repertoire of living, and now I just feel good being able to function well.

or woman. Now, this woman isn’t prominent in our community and, if it weren’t for our casual chat at our local gym (go figure), I wouldn’t have even known myself what a remarkable woman that was sharing the cable machine with me. Mercia Stickney is 80 years young, and when she introduced herself to me, the first story she told me was how she wanted to still be able to leg press 200 pounds when she turned 80. Now, there were a few things in that sentence that made my head turn. The obvious, 80 years, second, 200-pound leg press, and third, that she “wanted to still be able” to leg press 200 pounds on her 80th. It let me know this woman does not mess around when working out. Being able to leg press one-and-a-half times her body weight is no accident,

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March 8, 2013 The Delta Optimist A25

Accord retains place at top of class BY

DAVID CHAO

Optimist contributor

For over 30 years, the Honda Accord served North America as the bread-andbutter Japanese family car that offered great quality, superb engineering, high fuel economy and aboveaverage practicality all mixed into an attractive package. Year-in and year-out, it defined the midsize car segment as the Accord continued to improve. The all-new 2013 Accord sedan and coupe mark the beginning of the ninth generation of Honda’s best-selling car, and without a doubt, the best version to hit our market.

— Honda has achieved its goals and objectives. The new Accord certainly looks leaner and more athletic. This is partly because for the first time ever, the 2013 model is actually smaller than its predecessor, with an overall length 3.6 inches shorter than before. While the exterior is not flashy by any standard, the new look is more dynamic and passionate. With the sedan’s smaller exterior, total passenger volume is just slightly less, but Honda has made the cabin more inviting with its higher class ideals. Head and hip room has decreased a little, but shoulder room is up and leg room remains the same in the front. In

is because the engines work effortlessly, the gear boxes are amongst the smoothest in the business, the seats are highly comfortable, the driving position is spot on, and all-around visability is perfect. The 2013 Accord also showcases the new

HondaLink system. This enables owners to keep in touch with their car and others by using an ever expanding suite of e apps. While Honda moved the Accord a little up-market, competition has allowed only a slight increase in base price. The sedan starts

at $23,990 and the coupe begins at $26,290. Thumbs Up The Accord remains a great all-around family car. The new version feels upscale and drives like a car that costs twice as much. Thumbs Down Everything comes at a

price and the Accord’s new upscale appointments make it more expensive than some of its competitors. The Bottom Line The 2013 Accord will please its loyal customers while creating interests for those who have tradionally looked for more luxury.

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the back seat, leg room has been increased by over an inch, and that’s with a larger trunk. The overall feel is roomy and spacious. Performance Both available powertrains feature Honda’s new Earth Dreams technology. The all-new 2.4-litre inline four boasts direct-injection for the first time in North America. It rates at 185-hp and 181 ft-lbs of torque and is available with a sixspeed manual or a continuosly variable transmission. Also available is a heavily revised 3.5-litre V6 with variable cylinder management that pushes 278-hp and 252 ft-lbs of torque through its six-speed automatic transmission. Whether driving the coupe or sedan, both cars have that smooth, solid feel that millions of Accord owners have come to appreciate. As before, the 2013 Accord is a good long distance companion — it’s generally quiet and at highway speeds the ride is silky smooth. Environment So then, what is it like to drive the new Accord day-to-day? The best way to sum it up is that the Accord offers a totally relaxing environment. This

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A26 The Delta Optimist March 8, 2013 In the Community

Davies set to conquer fundraiser Tsawwassen woman to ride to Seattle in June in support of the B.C. Cancer Foundation BY

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dwillis@delta-optimist.com

Erin Cebula, BC Children’s Hospital Spokesperson

Tsawwassen’s Gwenda Davies is getting ready to face a big challenge this summer. She’ll be taking part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer in June, a two-day cycling event from Vancouver to Seattle where riders travel about 160 kilometres each day. “I’m not a super athlete. I’m just an average person who decided to get on their bike and I keep pushing myself,” she said. “Every few months my kilometres increase and I go, ‘This is the next challenge.’” Davies, 44, said she hasn’t really been affected by cancer but knows a lot of people who have been. She said her training is going well. She cycles to work, a geotechnical company on Annacis Island, whenever she can. While that is close to 30 kilometres each way, Davies said she goes on longer rides as well. She set a personal fundraising goal of $3,200 and is nearing that mark already. “I’ve had quite a few contributions but the more I can raise, the more I can

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Gwenda Davies is in training for the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two-day cycling oddysey that will cover more than 300 kilometres. help out,” she said. “So I’m not going to stop at $3,200. I’m just going to keep raising as much as I can.” The event benefits the

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A28 The Delta Optimist March 8, 2013 In the Community

Vi keeps them entertained at collectible sale

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Delta Hospice’s Tama Recker accepted a $1,000 cheque from Southpointe Academy students (from left) Angela Mason, Stephanie Lin, Amrick Gill and Srishity Dhesi.

Butterfly Effect bookmarks raise $1,000 for Delta Hospice Society

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People from all over gathered at the annual collectible sale at the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe last Friday and Saturday in Tsawwassen. Among the crowd was local resident Vi Krall, who began playing a Hohner accordion. The room filled with spirited music as Krall played songs of old to entertain the shoppers. Between the music and memorabilia, many memories were shared. This fundraising event was manned by many Charity Shoppe volunteers and was made possible by generous donations from the community. Proceeds from the sale support the services of the Delta Hospice Society.

Make Your Home Safe for Independent Living Are you a low-income senior or a person with a disability who wants to live safely and independently in the comfort of your home? Do you have difficulty performing day-to-day activities? Does your home need to be adapted to meet your changing needs? If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance under the Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program. Find out today if you are eligible and if you meet all of the requirements as a low-income homeowner or as a landlord applying on behalf of an eligible tenant.

To apply or learn more, visit www.bchousing.org/HAFI You can also contact BC Housing: Phone: 604-646-7055 Toll-free: 1-800-407-7757 (ext. 7055)

The Delta Hospice Society was presented recently with the proceeds of a unique fundraiser taken on by a hardworking group of Southpointe Academy students. The students designed and created handmade bookmarks to sell by donation with proceeds going to the Delta Hospice Society. On a recent visit to Delta Hospice’s Centre for Supportive Care in

Ladner, Angela Mason, Stephanie Lin, Amrick Gill and Srishity Dhesi proudly presented Delta Hospice’s Tama Recker with a cheque for $1,000 from the sale of these hand painted bookmarks. The students chose the theme of the bookmarks to be the Butterfly Effect, inspired by the logo used by the Delta Hospice Society and many other hospice societies around the world.

HAFI adapts homes for B.C. seniors and people with disabilities Brenda has always been an active woman. However, recent health issues including osteoarthritis in her left knee and losing kidney function have slowed her down. Her mobility is limited and she is now on dialysis three days a week. To adjust to her changed circumstances, Brenda sought help with her daily living activities. Part of that help came from the Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program offered through BC Housing. Launched in January 2012, the HAFI program provides financial assistance to help eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities adapt their homes so they can continue to live independently. Brenda applied for a new walk-in bathtub because she couldn’t safely get out of the tub on her own. Walk-in tubs include additional safety measures such as anti-slip floors, grab bars, and a very low step in. Home adaptations may also include handrails in halls or stairs, ramps for

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The butterfly symbolizes the transition between life and death. The caterpillar forms its cocoon and prepares to leave life as it knows it, to become a lovely butterfly. “These students demonstrated how a small group can make a big impact on people’s lives,” said Delta Hospice executive director Nancy Macey. “They should be so proud of themselves, we truly are.”

easier access, easy-to-reach work and storage areas in the kitchen, lever handles on doors or faucets, walk-in showers, and bathtub grab bars and seats. Brenda is a strong advocate for the program and has even shared HAFI brochures with nurses in the renal unit where she undergoes dialysis. If you or someone you know is having difficulty performing day-to-day activities safely and independently – the HAFI program may be able to help. In 2012, HAFI provided financial assistance to more than 550 seniors and people with disabilities, making it possible for them to continue living in the safety and comfort of their home.


March 8, 2013 The Delta Optimist A29 In the Community

Legion breaking ground with bursary

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Tsawwassen Legion is among the first Legions in Canada to offer a bursary in support of the new Military Skills Conversion Program being offered at BCIT. Master Corporal Alex Hargott (middle), pictured with Al Wakarchuk (left) and Tsawwassen Legion president Bob Wilkinson, recently received $1,500 from the Tsawwassen Legion Poppy Fund to assist in his studies towards a business degree. The program is set up to recognize the value of field experience and training during active duty and provide educational credits towards degree programs.

Magicians set to perform at libraries Delta libraries will be offering a couple of free magic shows during spring break that will provide entertainment for the entire family. International award-winning comedy magician Rick Mearns performs as Tricky Ricky on Tuesday,

March 19, while Joseph the Magician offers a highenergy, interactive show on Wednesday, March 27. Tricky Ricky — Tuesday, March 19 10:30 to 11 a.m. — George Mackie Library, 1 to 2 p.m. — Tsaw. Town Centre Mall

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Ladner Pioneer Library Joseph the Magician — Wednesday, March 27 10:30 to 11 a.m. — George Mackie Library 1 to 2 p.m. — Tsawwassen Library 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — Ladner Pioneer Library

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4457 57th St., Ladner • $744,000

*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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The

Chancey Team

The Experience You Need ....The Service You Deserve Deserve!!

604.946.8899 | www.theCHANCEYteam.com

RE/MAX Children’s Miracle Network

OPEN SUNDAY 2:00 – 4:00 ~ PERFECT FAMILY HOME! 3600 VIRTUAL TOUR ONLINE

Don't miss out on this 2,405 sq.ft. home located in desirable subdivision of West Ladner. Nicely maintained and boasts a NEW ROOF. Main floor with elegant living room and gas fireplace, formal dining room. Terrific kitchen & eating area with vaulted ceilings, skylight and lots of windows overlooking south/west exposed back yard. Family room off kitchen plus a roomy den & double garage. Upstairs you will find a spacious master bedroom with 5 piece ensuite plus 3 more good size bedrooms. This quiet and attractive neighbourhood is within walking distance to both Neilson Grove and Hawthorne Elementary schools, Historic Ladner Village, parks, shopping, restaurants and golf course. Call Bob, Linda or Blake at 604-946-8899.

For floor plans, photos and 360 tours go to www.TheChanceyTeam.com

5265 Wellburn Drive, Ladner • $734,900 7 SALES SINCE JANUARY 17TH, 2013

OPEN SUNDAY 2:00 TO 4:00 ~ SPACIOUS WATERFRONT CONDO 360 VIRTUAL TOUR ONLINE 0

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.

For floor plans, photos and 360 tours go to www.TheChanceyTeam.com

3600 TOUR

#105-4955 River Rd, Ladner • $457,000

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2:00 - 4:00 3600 VIRTUAL TOUR ONLINE

KITSILANO IN LADNER

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.

For floor plans, photos and 360 tours go to www.TheChanceyTeam.com

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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Word Challenge CLUES ACROSS 1. Something curved in shape 4. Tattoo (slang) 7. Therapeutic resort 10. His ark 12. Organized crime heads 14. Actor Connery 15. Free from danger 16. Honey badger 17. Part of a deck 18. Cause to run off the tracks 20. Classical music form 22. Defensive nuclear weapon 23. Volt-ampere 24. "Socrate" composer Erik 26. Keep up 29. Foot raced 30. The 44th President 35. Aboriginal (abbr.) 36. Wedding vow 37. 21st Hebrew letter 38. "Little Man Tate" director 44. Teletype (Computers) 45. Discovered alternating current 46. Tears down (alt. sp.) 48. Resinlike substance in shellac 49. Military mailbox 50. Smoothed wood 53. Old Testament book 56. Japanese lake with marimo 57. Card, dining or coffee 59. Checks 61. Telephone exchange (abbr.) 62. Greek covered walks or colonnades 63. Pigmented eye membrane 64. No. French river 65. Airborne (abbr.) 66. Shock therapy CLUES DOWN 1. Autonomic nervous system

NEW LISTING 1548 Enderby Avenue OPEN SAT/SUN. 2-4

Offered at $1,048,000

LAST WEEK’S ANSWER 2. Highway 3. Eating house 4. Afrikaans 5. Likely 6. Foot digits 7. Place to sit 8. For in Spanish 9. Also or including 11. N W Afghan city 12. Black Sea peninsula 13. Language of Slovakia 14. Divine Egyptian beetle 19. What a baby wears to eat 21. River of NE Ecuador & N Peru 24. European wooden shoe 25. Positive pole 27. Hereditary social class (Hindu) 28. Utters 29. British rule over India

31. ___ de Janeiro 32. Promotional materials 33. Narrow collapsible bed 34. Whatsoever 39. Land surrounded by water 40. Ardor 41. Aspects 42. Removes writing 43. __ Nui, Easter Island 47. Conductor Sir Georg 50. Landscaped road (abbr.) 51. Research workplaces 52. Organized factual information 53. A scheme or program 54. Female horse or zebra 55. Invests in little enterprises 56. Signing 58. Robert's nickname 60. Very fast airplane

Elegant + functional family home in Beach Grove. Great room concept with oversized windows, vaulted ceilings, high end appliances in kitchen, granite island and french doors leading to landscaped backyard with a privacy arbour. 4 bedrooms up, 2 with ensuite. Master bedroom has oversized windows with glass awning and gas fireplace. Smartgard gutters, patios, outside gas BBQ hook-up, radiant heat both floors – absolutely stunning - shows like new.

Lynn Cameron lynncameron@dccnet.com

604-240-1733 or 604-943-7411 REGENCY REALTY LTD. 1333 56th Street, Tsawwassen

FOR SALE BY OWNER

#9 - 5053 - 47th Avenue, Ladner

$473,000

You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy all West Ladner has to offer in this newly renovated townhouse. Prime location facing Memorial Park. Walk in minutes to Ladner village, McKee seniors centre, transit, schools and dyke. Almost 1400 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 storey townhouse featuring rare 2-car garage. Recent updates include paint, high-end laminate flooring, quartz countertops, kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances and more. Cozy gas fireplace, low maintenance fees. Small 10 unit complex with great neighbours. Many green features including rain barrel, compost bin and “silent” gardeners. This home is turn-key so prepare to relax and enjoy!

By appointment only 604-839-1851 www.myladnertownhouse.com


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Boundary Bay - “embrace the lifestyle” O P E N S U N DAY 2 - 4

163 67A Street W844kX00

Incredible Boundary Bay locapon just ]seconds\ to the beach g boat launch jcharminf family home on sundrenched 6k362 sqi. lotj super fun open ooor plan with vaulted ceilinf 3 bed c den super e^cient aitchen with lovely dininf area. Ehtremely well maintained and lovinfly cared for e you will just love itjFZY and HAPPY are aey notes for this freat home!

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RUSS NUGENT

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

RE/MAX PROGROUP REALTY 604-946-8000

NEW LISTING 4580 Edmonds Drive, Ladner $839,000

NEW LISTING #4 4890 48th Avenue, Ladner $359,000

Fabulous location, stroll to the downtown Village of Ladner in minutes. Nice 2 bedroom and loft/family room, 2-1/2 bathroom townhome in a secure gated complex. Updates include fresh paint, new fridge & dishwasher. It has a private grassed and fenced backyard, suitable for your dog, barbeque and dowers! Upper deck is private for your personal quiet enjoyment. Secure parking for one car. This is a great place to start your future home ownership!

10 year old 5 bedroom 3 Bathroom & Games Room 2 level home with the Master Bedroom & 5 piece Ensuite on main door! Maple Kitchen lots of windows, Breakfast Island, & High end Stainless appliances. Roomy Living & Dining rooms, New Gas Fireplace & Stone work. Maple Hardwood doors, tile in Kitchen. This home was re built from a rancher 10 years ago. 9,170 sq.ft. South Exposed lot with 66 foot frontage with room for the RV. Great neighborhood & close to Pt Guichon School, Bus & Town Center.

REDUCED

4779 46th Avenue, Ladner $549,000

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

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

WATERFRONT LOT $709,000 4469 River Road West, Ladner

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!

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 dooring. 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!

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 doors! 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 doors, & driveway access into shop! Attention, Fisherman, Equipment operators & Car Buffs, & Home Business people!

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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bringing people + properties together

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

Richard Lowe | Realtor, RIBC

Jennifer McGregor |Realtor Buyer’s Agent

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

NEW LISTING

4560 51st Street $950,000

2,918 sqft - 4bdrms (2 master bdrm suites) 4 bath - 10,215 sqft lot - Ladner MLS# v994168

OPEN SUNDAY 2-4

5562 Frigate Road $749,900

1,957 sqft - 3 bdrms & games 2.5 bath - 3,875 sqft lot - Ladner MLS# v992012

jennifer@realestatedelta.com | 604 908 1593

NEW PRICE

4695 Holly Park Place A306-4811 53rd Street $399,000 $759,900

2,654 sqft - 4 bdrm & game room 2.5 bath - 6,375 sqft lot - Ladner MLS# v983991

NEW PRICE

SOLD

4910 Linden Drive $659,000

Listed by Remax Progroup 1,920 sqft - 3 bdrms - 3 bath den - 11,302 sqft lot - Ladner

SPACIOUS

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

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

5288 Central Avenue $819,000

3,019 sqft - 5 bdrms & games room den - 3 bath - 7,006 sqft lot Ladner - MLS# v991228

SOLD

5247 Regatta Way $418,000

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

NEW LISTING

5015 Fenton Drive $1,128,000

3,226 sqft - 5 bdrms & games room 4 bath - 7,564 sqft lot - Ladner MLS# v991054

MARINA VIEW

SOLD

5573 Frigate Road $818,000

FAMILY HOME

5077 Calvert Drive $599,900

2,042 sqft - 3 bdrm - 3 bath 7,458 sqft lot - Ladner MLS# v986475

SOLD

3-4767 64 Street

#308 & 309-4689 52A St.

SOLD by Richard Lowe & Associates

SOLD by Richard Lowe & Associates

Listed by Remax Progroup

Listed by Sutton West Coast

ALL OUR HOMES ARE MIRACLE HOMES!


STUNNINGLY UPDATED TOWNHOME!

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Absolutely STUNNING Fully renovated townhome at popular Sundial Villa!! Everything’s been done! Beautiful new $20,000+ Kitchen reno with open concept, stainless appliances, pullout cabinet drawers, Corian counters, etc! New bathrooms with granite counters, new shower, etc. Nuheat heated tile floors on main floor and new laminate upstairs! Gas fireplace, private yard/patio landscaped! Built-in entertainment center, new staircase, new front-loading washing machine, etc! Walk to absolutely EVERYTHING in Tsawwassen Town Centre in minutes!

EXCELLENT DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL! Attention Developers / Builders/ Investors!!! BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY IN TSAWWASSEN’S PRIME ENGLISH BLUFF ROAD LOCATION! Walk to English Bluff Elementary in 1 minute! 15,801 sq.ft LOT, LOT HAS SERIOUS SUBDIVISION ith for details). Current POTENTIAL! (call st week w la r se a fr home ffersbe renovated, has a unique le ocould multip style and plenty of space! (4,201 including unfinished basement). DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!

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STUNNING POST AND BEAM STYLE HOME! 4 bedroom Arthur Erickson style Post-and-Beam split-level! $40k bathroom reno, $75k Kitchen and Living room reno!! Upgrades include: Slate tiles, Caesar stone counters, walnut custom cabinets, Fisher Paykal Appliance, granite tub, limstone tiles, custom vanity, new Penfolds Metal Roof, cedar soffits, extensive stonework, windows, etc! T-rex decking w/50 year warranty, in-ground swimming pool, new pump and filter, solar heated panels on roof. Hot tub, basketball court, including many exotic mature plants! 9,838 sq.ft lot! Check out 360 Virtual tour online!

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EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY IN RICHMOND’S SOUGHT-AFTER PARK TOWERS! 1,255 sq.ft 2 bedroom!!!! Easy access to parking from patio! WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO BRING YOUR DECORATING IDEAS!!!!! Walk to absolutely all amenities in 1 minute! ACROSS THE STREET FROM RICHMOND CENTRE MALL!!!! DON’T MISS THIS ONE!

#204-6651 Minoru Blvd, Richmond

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$279,900

$479,900

*FRASER AND HIS TEAM RANKED #4 IN THE LIKE-NEW 4,000 SQ. FT. ESTATE WITH POOL WOW! Like-new, extensively renovated, fully reGREATER VANCOUVER deesigned, 4,650 sq. ft. executive home situated on a rare 11,097 sq. ft. sunny south-exposed estateREAL ESTATE BOARD type lot in very desirable Forest By The Bay! You will not find another home as extensively renovated as IN 2012. this one! Extensive tile work, walnut hardwood, new priced @

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ktichen with top-of-the-line EVERYTHING! Miele/ Sub Zero Chef’s kitchen including warming drawer, steam oven, built-in coffee maker, oven, speed oven, etc. Granite countertops, exotice, Wenge cabinets. New high-end bathrooms with marble counters, large master suite, oopen ensuite with limestone tile, glass custom multi-head shower with bench. Check out 360 Virtual tour oneline!

608 Sandollar Pl, Tsawwassen

$788,800

WALK TO RICHMOND CENTRE MALL!

Waterfront! Waterfront! Waterfront! Absolutely breathtaking living at the sought-after Riverhouse complex! Resort-type living starts here! One of the nicest units around, spacious 1,243 sq.ft, 2 bedroom unit with living room AND family room areas Direct waterfront with massive sunny deck overlooking the river, boats, marina, nature! Beautiful hardwood flooring, tile, stainless appliances, crown moulding, high ceilings, excellent floorplan! VIEWS FROM ALL WINDOWS! Endless nature trails, boating, fine dining, all at your fingertips! Easy commute into City!!! Don’t miss out on this beautiful unit today! Check out 360 Virtual tour online!

#112-6263 River Road, Ladner

1112 Wilmington Dr., Tsawwassen

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$549,900

WATERFRONT LIVING AT ITS BEST!

5820 50th Avenue, Ladner

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Excellent 1,709 sq.ft 2-Storey CapeCod Style home! Cute-as-a-button! 4 or potentially 5 bedroom home w/ living, family, dining, kitchen and 2 bedrooms on main level and 2bdrms+den up! Newer roof, paint, driveway, landscaping, etc! etc! Don’t miss this one! Check out 360 Virtual tour online! Priced for QUICK sale!

5285 44th Avenue, Ladner

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Sprawling 3 bedroom rancher WITH A SELF-CONTAINED 1 BEDROOM LEGAL SIDE SUITE!!!! RARE! RARE! 1,858 sq.ft home! LARGE 8,159 sq.ft CORNER LOT! MANY UPGRADES! New culvert driveway, driveway and sidewalk, garage addition, rear porch, bay windows, 3 skylights, newer roof, 9 new windows, k fence, blinds, furnace, water tank, weeLennox r this frase PERMITTED ADDITION WITH NEW SUITE! New deck, rear and perimetre drainage, bathrooms, gutters etc! Engineered hardwood and tile flooring, laminate in suite!

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944 Underhill Drive, Tsawwassen

EXCELLENT RANCHER WITH LEGAL SUITE

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$417,000

CUSTOM HOME BUILT BY ANDRES HOMES

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GREAT FAMILY HOME!

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Beautiful 3 or 4 bedroom 2,098 sq. ft. home in Ladner’s desirable Bentley Lane subdivision. 2 yers young, with features such as granite counters, crown mouldings, hardwood flooring, tile, etc.! Large detached double garage at rear lane, 2-5-10 year warranty, etc! In the heart of Ladner, walkin distance to nature trails, river, Historic Ladner Village Market, golf course, schools, etc.! Don’t miss this! Priced for immediate sale! Check out 360 Virtual tour oneline!

5156 Westminster Ave., Ladner

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$712,900

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*as of December 2012

(Approx 10,000 agents total in Real Estate Board in 2012)

Call Fraser today for UNBEATABLE Real Estate Marketing Expertise. Ask about my Vancouver Sun marketing campaign. Re/Max Progroup Realty 100 - 5000 Bridge Street


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* South Delta’s #1 Real Estate Agent.

STUNNING RENOVATED HOME!

4 bedroom Arthur Erickson style Post-and-Beam splitlevel! $40k bathroom reno, $75k Kitchen and Living room reno!! Upgrades include: Slate tiles, Caesar stone counters, walnut custom cabinets, Fisher Paykal Appliance, granite tub, limstone tiles, custom vanity, new Penfolds Metal Roof, cedar soffits, extensive stonework, windows, etc! T-rex decking w/50 year warranty, in-ground swimming pool, new pump and filter, solar heated panels on roof. Hot tub, basketball court, including many exotic mature plants! 9,838 sq.ft lot!

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STUNNING 4 BEDROOM HOME!

Absolutely beautiful 2,181 sq.ft 4 bedroom 2 Storey Home with a great, spacious layout! Main floor down, bedrooms up, 3 updated bathrooms, hardwood flooring up and down, new cupboards and countertops, backsplash, baseboards, crown mouldings, and window frames, 11 year roof, k private yard with pergola! new weevery this tank, r water frase Ladner’s best Victory South subdivision.

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ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL UNIT IN LADNER’S SOUGHT-AFTER ROSEWOOD COURT! ONE OF THE BEST LOCATIONS at rear of complex. Large rear and side yard with all day sunshine! Beautiful high-quality laminate flooring down and up, crown moulding, new paint, baseboards, wooden deck and extended concrete patio, trees, etc! 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, great family home! Walk to historic Ladner Village in minutes!

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

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

9 yrs of Prestige RE/MAX Western Canada Awards

EXCELLENT SIDE-SPLIT IN TSAWWASSEN’S SOUGHT-AFTER PEBBLE HILL AREA! Walk to Diefenbaker park in minutes!!!!!! Well maintained, easy-to-care-for garden, property built on rock (good drainage etc!) New roof, paint (interior and exterior), fence, parquet flooring, blinds, kitchen updates, etc! Walk to all schools, etc! Don’t miss this one! Check out 360 Virtual tour online and CALL TODAY FOR A PRIVATE VIEWING!

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EXCELLENT PRICE! MARINA GARDENS!

Absolutely stunning 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, executive home in Ladner’s Marina Garden Estates. Living room and great room with open plan. Large kitchen with Jenn Air and Bosch appliances, granite counters, ceramic tiles, hardwood flooring.

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

GREAT OPPORTUNITY WITH THIS ONE! 2,670 sq.ft 4+bedroom rancher with basement with many updates! Newer kitchen, carpeting, paint, bathrooms, MASSIVE WRAPAROUND REAR SUNDECK WITH Hot tub and patio doors etc! Double garage, etc! etc! etc! Large 9,000 sq.ft south-facing rear yard! Home has HUGE potential! Move in today! Call for further details!

5224 6th Avenue, Tsawwassen

#206-52nd Street, Tsawwassen

$595,900 RARE! CUSTOM-BUILT RANCHER!

$838,800

EXCELLENT, SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME

$649,900

EXCELLENT SPLIT-LEVEL 10+ LOCATION!

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

854 Underhill, Tsawwassen

5720 Ferguson Court, Tsawwassen

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$525,000

STUNNING H-STYLE RANCHER!

$469,900

EXCELLENT RANCHER IN 10+ LOCATION!

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

4804 Cannery Crescent, Ladner

#7-4748 54A Street, Ladner

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$699,900

EXCELLENT 3 BEDROOM RANCHER

$739,900

STUNNING 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOME

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

#206-5099 Springs Blvd., Tsawwassen

5296 Wellburn Drive, Ladner

(2010, 2011, 2012)

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

RESORT LIVING ON GOLF COURSE!

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$868,888

CHEAPER THAN RENTING!

DO NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! CHEAPER THAN RENTING!!! Beautiful updated 1 bedroom condo in Ladner’s “as-new” Ladner Pointe Complex! Rainscreened, EVERYTHING re-done in this complex! Unit has new paint, laminate, slate and ceramic tile, new appliances, new bathroom vanity, newer fixtures, blinds, baseboards, trim, and windows! MASSIVE PRIVATE PATIO! 764 sq.ft unit, walk to ABSOLUTELY ALL AMENITIES IN 1 MINUTE!

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#1 Agent in Ladner / Tsawwassen*

2010, 2011, 2012 *Based on number of sales in 2010, 2011, 2012!

*This representation is based in whole or in part on Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board Statistics

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

UPDATED SIDE-SPLIT, EXCELLENT LOCATION

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5302 3A Avenue, Tsawwassen

1617 Duncan Drive, Tsawwassen

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Beautiful 1,503 sq.ft spacious 3 bedroom 2-Level Townhome in Ladner’s very sought-after Rosewood Court complex! Wonderful layout, end unit, new paint, radiant heat on main floor, laminate flooring, 2 parking spots! Do not miss this opportunity to own in the heart of Historic Ladner Village! Walk to absolutely everything from your unit! Call today!

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

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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 UNIT, 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!

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$279,900

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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!

Absolutely phenomenal 3,000 sq.ft 5 bedroom +den executive home, BRAND NEW, with all the top-quality finishings! Beautiful new subdivision surrounded by high-end homes, this one is a must-see! Includes a 1 bedroom legal self-contained side suite! Large open plan kitchen/great room with extensive moulding, recessed ceilings, etc! Spice kitchen, top-of-the-line Bosch appliances, quartz counters, wide-plank hardwood, crown moulding, etc! etc! Covered patio, LARGE REAR YARD with yard for tenant too! Designer paint, wainscotting, built-in alarm, built-in vacuum, don’t miss this one!

4935 63A Street, Ladner

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Top floor 2 bdrm, 2 bathrm condo in sought after Century House. This home has been freshly painted throughout and has new light fixtures. Extremely well kept with 970 sq ft living space! 2 parking stalls and a storage locker. All centrally located to all showing & amenities! Priced to sell!

305-1175 Ferguson, Tsawwassen

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$234,900

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EXCELLENT 2 BEDROOM CONDO!

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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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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 1,100 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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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!

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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, week decking, landscaping, etc! r thisremodelled frasegutters, Self-contained legal basement suite provides for extra income! Sunny south-facing rear yard!

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EXCELLENT BUILDING LOT UPPER TSAWWASSEN

Custom built side by side duplex located in sough after Beach Grove just steps to beach and schools. Three bedrooms one side two on the other with south exposed private yard. Extended family or rental. This is extremely rare.

5808-5806 17A Ave., Tsawwassen

$749,900

BEAUTIFUL 2-LEVEL WITH LEGAL SUITE!

$599,900

EXCELLENT FULL DUPLEX!

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

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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!

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.

5314 Belair Crescent, Tsawwassen

5211 Wallace Avenue, Tsawwassen

$1,450,000 THIS HOME IS HARD TO BEAT!

$419,900

EXCELLENT 2,485 SQ.FT HOME

$369,900

STUNNING CUSTOM BUILT HOME!

Absolutely beautiful 1,324 sq.ft. spacious 2 bedroom unit overlooking Beach Grove Golf Course! Vews! 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!). #201 1400 View Cr, Tsawwassen

304-1300 Hunter Road, Tsawwassen

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BEAUTIFUL VIEW CONDO

$579,900

BEAUTIFUL CONDO WALK TO AMENITIES!

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.

4738 Stahaken Pl., Tsawwassen

4905 Cliff Drive, Tsawwassen

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Build a 4,000 sq.ft 3 Level or a 3,000 sq.ft rancher/with basement. Finishings include 10 ft ceilings, wide-plank hardwood, custom crafted carpentry, solid wood cabinets, quartz counters, Fisher Paykel Appliances, 5 full bathrooms, and master ensuite. Radiant heating with heat pump and A/C! Landscaped, outdoor kitchen, fireplace. 941 50th Street, Tsawwassen

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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.

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1212 Pacific Drive, Tsawwassen

5382 Crescent Drive, Ladner

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

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

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4829 48th Avenue, Ladner

$939,900

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

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

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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!

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Enjoy the good life in this completely renovated 4 Bedroom Family Home with separate one bedroom suite. Updates include windows, roof, furnace, flooring and landscaping. 4 blocks to White Rock Beach, park and restaurants. Shows like a “10” all in one fabulous location. Peak-aboo views! Listed by Paul Quinn from RE/MAX - Colonial Pacific Realty.

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STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME BACKS GREENSPACE Beautiful West Coast Contemporary styled home, completely renovated, backing onto greenbelt in Tsawwassen’s Terrace!!! Privacy in your back yard! 3,208 sq.ft, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom executive home! Vaulted ceilings, lots of windows, skylights, etc! Updated kitchen with granite counters, renovated bathrooms, etc!! Do not miss this opportunity!

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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! 1122 53A Street, Tsawwassen

$269,900

TOTALLY RENOVATED! WALK TO BEACH! WHITEROCK!

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Come and see this magnificent “as-new” oneof-a-kind renovated executive home in Prime Tsawwassen location! Everything has been done and the list is a mile long! 3,916 sq.ft of stunning top quality renovations and a perfect layout! Large living room, formal dining room, kitchen and family room on main, 4 bedrooms up, and a full basement downstairs with large games room, family room and a 5th bedroom! 1112 50B Street, Tsawwassen

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4943 63A Street, Ladner

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Beautiful RARE property on Prestigious Arthur Drive! 950 sq.ft 2 bedroom rancher, with a 2,000 sq.ft shop at rear of property! VERY LARGE LOT (14,811 sq.ft) with HUGE amount of parking, very private yard, and a very cute appeal! Don’t miss your chance for rural type living 2 minutes from Historic Ladner Village! This property has endless opportunity and lots of space for your creative needs! Check out 360º Virtual tour online!

3715 Arthur Drive, Ladner

$579,900

STUNNING BRAND NEW HOME WITH SUITE

$880,000

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#101-7255 Brown St., Ladner

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STOP RIGHT HERE! Absolutely breathtaking custom designed Bel-Air style executive home in Tsawwassen’s highly attractive Stahaken Subdivision! 4,300 sq.ft of top-notch construction and high-end upgrades! 4 bedrooms and an office, 4 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!

$699,000

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Delta Ice Hawks Marc Letourneau is turned back on this scoring chance but still managed a pair of goals in a 4-0 victory over the Richmond Sockeyes Tuesday night to open up the Pacific International Junior Hockey League’s Tom Shaw Conference finals. Alex Anhert turned aside 29 shots to get the shutout. Game two was last night in Richmond. The teams return to Minoru Arena on Sunday (5:45 p.m.) before coming back to Ladner for game four on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

High school gym program a big hit Delta Gymnastics sending 30 students to Powell River this weekend for provincial championships Delta Gymnastics is proud to be sending 30 high school athletes to this weekend’s B.C. Secondary School Provincial Gymnastics Championships at Brooks Secondary School in Powell River. The athletes will be representing their own schools including Delta secondary school, Richmond Christian, Vancouver College and returning champions South Delta secondary school. The Sun Devils won the recent Fraser Valley Championships Gymnastics which allows them to send their entire team to provincials. “It was a great accomplishment and as regional winners they will have three athletes from every level in the boys and girls events.,” said Delta Gymnastics coach Cody Forbes. “Athletes dedicate two, four

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Delta Gymnastics’ high school program is sending 30 students to provincials. or six hours per week training their routines. Boys participate in pommel horse, rings, vault, bars, floor and parallel bars events and the girls in vault, floor, beam and uneven bars.” The gymnastics scene at the high school level has changed greatly in

the last few years. In the past, the high school programs in Delta were held at school gyms with limited equipment and use of space. “Many of our coaches took an interest in making a change. Delta Gymnastics started partnering with the schools to have their coaching

and training done at our facility,” explained Forbes. “The quality of our program and athletes has grown exponentially.” The program has increased from about 30 students five years ago, with mostly girls participating, to 90 students including boys and girls. The provincial competition follows the same format as national level events so athletes can experience the thrill of a competitive atmosphere even if they are not top level athletes. “One of the great things about the sport is that it allows for athletes to be ranked on an individual level so their efforts are recognized plus at the same time their performance has a direct impact in points accumulation towards the Team Award,” added Forbes.

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DSS grad earns all-star honours as Capilano wins volleyball title Former Delta secondary volleyball standout Spencer Kyte had a leading role in the Capilano University men’s volleyball team

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Spencer Kyte and the Capilano Blues are at the CCAA Nationals this weekend Ontario.

capturing its first PacWest provincial championship since 2005. Kyte, a 6-foot-3 second-year middle blocker, was named a tournament all-star as the fourth seeded Blues defeated the second seed Vancouver Island University Mariners in four sets in the gold medal match, played at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook.. The upset of the tournament came one day earlier when the Blues took down the No. 1 ranked Douglas College Royals in what was called a “thrilling” five-set match (23-25, 27-25, 17-25, 28-26, 16-14). “The guys peaked at the right time,” said Capilano coach Nathan Bennett. “They battled hard and I think the point was that they were the hungrier team at the end of the day. I think they were the ones that wanted it the most.” The Blues are now representing B.C at this weekend’s Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) national championships at Niagara College in Ontario.

Maple Leaf Junior Tour launches spring break The Boston Pizza-presented Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT), which is the number one-played junior golf tour in the country and the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada, tees off its 15th anniversary season in B.C. during spring break. Richmond’s Mayfair Lakes Golf Club and the Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam will host the 2013 season-opener March 16-18. The opening 36 holes will be played at Mayfair before the tournament shifts to Vancouver for the final round. This year, MLJT will be hosting 60 tournaments and clinics across the country,

including 10 in B.C. The other 2013 stops include championship courses in Surrey, Langley, Pitt Meadows, Kelowna, Vernon and Vancouver. MJT tournaments are open to golfers up to age 19 and every multiday event is also a qualifier for a major or international junior event, to help increase exposure of local players. The MJT was proud to distribute over $50,000 in scholarships, awards and international event funding last year alone, and is the most-played junior tour in Canada. Registration for any MJT event is available online at www.maplejt.com.


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BOATES, Colin Mark Dec. 6, 1958 - Mar. 10, 2012

In loving memory of a deeply loved husband and father who passed away a year ago. You have left behind broken hearts and precious memories. Sadly missed and will never be forgotten. Janet & Mackenzie

MACDONALD, Bruce Our plants and gardens are a loving reminder of you, who we miss so much. You are forever in our thoughts and hearts. Liz, Katie, Jen, Ethan, Emma, Piper.

Joanne Herendy

We celebrate your life! March9 th, 1964 - April 14 th, 2011

It is with honour and dignity, that on your 49th birthday, we pay tribute to your life Joanne. You were such a beautiful person from the inside out. Not a day goes by that we do not grieve for you. You meant everything to O.B. and me. You were taken from us. Our hearts are crushed and can never be repaired. We shared in so many fun times, and the bond between sisters and mother was unique. I was honoured to have spent more time with you than anyone else on this planet. You were loved so much by O.B. and me and we miss you terribly. We hold on to every precious memory, and in our hearts you will never die! Love O.B. and Kim. PLEASE VISIT & CONTRIBUTE TO JOANNE’S MEMORIAL SITE AT:

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In Loving Memory: Gone but not forgotten!!! Tyson Sammy Taylor (aka “Nightwolf”)

Born November 20, 1992 Died March 8th, 2011

We miss you Ty Love, “Taylor Family”

April 6, 1945 - February 28, 2013 My beloved sister Diane passed away surrounded by family after a five-year battle with breast cancer. Diane had a true gentle soul. She valued the simple things like family and friends and she found joy in her art, baking, gardening and welcoming her loved ones into her home. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and played an important role in the lives of her many nieces and nephews. Diane faced many adversities throughout her life. Despite this, she showed great courage and resilience. I have always been so very honoured and proud to be her sister. I will always cherish beautiful memories of our times together and take comfort in the fact that she will now be reunited with her son Jim, and her husband Oz, who passed away before her. I would like to thank her many friends, family and caregivers that provided love and support throughout her life, and especially at the end of her journey. Special thanks to the Irene Thomas Hospice which provided wonderful care. For information regarding Diane’s upcoming celebration of life and to send messages or condolences, please email me (Audrey) at deedeesteffen@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Irene Thomas Hospice or a charity of your choice.

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CHORNOMUD, William (Bill) Bill passed away peacefully at Delta Hopsital on February 6, 2013. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Eunice, sisters Mary (John), Kelowna, Ann (Nick), Brandon, nieces Cheryl (Harry and family), Salmon Arm, Janet (Curt and family) Fort St. John, Margaret (Mike), Hawaii, nephew Larry (Linda and family), Brandon, sister-in law Ellenora, Burnaby, as well as many wonderful long time friends. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers Stephen, John and George. Special thanks to Jan who delivered the prayers and hymns at the hospital. Also, thanks to the wonderful, supportive friends Liz, Shirley and Tammy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. A date for a Celebration of Bill’s Life will be announced at a later date.

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LOST CARD Holder Wallet, had hard cover, dark blue/blk, identification in it, last seen Mar 5th, Thrifty Foods area on 12th, reward, call 604-948-2984

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LOST DOG, Jordy, missing since Nov 2, last seen Feb 24 in Point Roberts, might still be wearing turquoise collar, no id tags on collar now. Sm mixed breed, resembles a Fox. Very skittish/ shy. If seen please call anytime 604-454-4257 604-946-9968 or 604-424-4121

All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Delta Optimist will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

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LOST HUNTING Jacket with gloves, on Mon Mar 4th approx 6:30am on way to Wellington Boat launch, flew out of the boat. Will identify, 604-277-3733

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Leonard George Tater

(January 29, 1935 - February 22, 2013) It is with sadness that we announce that Leonard George Tater passed away at his home in White Rock, B.C. on Feb. 22, 2013, from heart complications at the age of 78. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Kathleen Tater and by his loving wife of 49 years, Bernice Joan Tater in 2006. Leonard was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be missed by his children: Joanne Helten, Janet (Ted) Andres, Jeff (Sue) Tater, Jennifer (David) Albert and Jon (Nicky) Tater: his grandchildren: Sarah (Ehren), Jeremy (Rebecca), Benjamin, Rachel, Spencer (Ellie), Clayton (Bethany), Monica (Evan), Mallory, Meredith, Madeline, Justine, Julia, Samuel, Jessica, Jorja and his greatgrandchildren: Owenwolfe and Chase. Also left to mourn his loss is his sister Elaine Maiers and niece Gayle Simon and their extended family. Leonard was a creative, hard working and resourceful business man with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, who loved his work as a property developer. His greatest joy in life was his family. He took great pride in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, always working to keep connected to each one and supporting all their endeavors. A family funeral service was held in White Rock, B.C. Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

February 27, 1920 – February 25, 2013

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a true Matriarch. Marguerite passed away peacefully on February 25th 2013, surrounded by her family, just two days before her 93rd birthday. She is predeceased by her husband Don, and her siblings Mac, Evelyn, Esther and Forbes. Marguerite is survived by her loving family, including her children Gary (Cathy), David (Audrey), Elizabeth (Hans Jarvenpaa), Danny (Jane) and Gordon (Lek), her brother Murray and her very special sisters-in-law Kay and Alice. Marguerite was a very special and beloved person in the lives of her many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a dear and loyal friend to many. Born in McAuley Manitoba, Marguerite always embraced her prairie roots. Her family moved to Winnipeg where she would meet her future husband, Donald Green – known as “Big Don” to his grandchildren. World War 2 broke out, and in 1940 Marguerite and Don married in Winnipeg. Soon after however, Don enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy and was stationed in Victoria. With the help of mild West Coast weather and the blooming of the daffodils, Don managed to convince his new bride to move out west and join him. When Don was assigned to the Jericho Naval Station in Vancouver, the couple planted roots on the lower mainland where they began raising their family. Marguerite, showing her incredible strength and resolve that would eventually prove to be her hallmark, went through her first pregnancy and the first two years of her first child’s life alone while her husband was serving overseas. When Don returned home, times were hard for the young family. Through hard work and dogged determination, there was always food on the table, and plenty of love for their soon to be growing family. In 1967, Marguerite assisted her husband in establishing their family business, Delta Aggregates Ltd. In the 1970’s, all of her sons would actively contribute to the business. Forty-five years later, the company is still going strong, with the continuing support of several of her sons and grand-children. In 1969 Marguerite suffered a great loss with the passing of her beloved sister Esther. Marguerite (“Auntie Marg” as she was known by her nieces and nephews) established a special and lifelong connection with Esther’s children; they were loved as if they were her own. In 1975, Marguerite suffered another loss with the passing of her husband Don. Marguerite found herself with the means and time to travel the world. And travel the world she did! Marguerite’s passport was filled with stamps from countless exotic and remote places all over the world. Every time an airplane would fly overhead, her grandchildren would point and ask “Grandma’s plane?” No matter how far from home she traveled, her family was always on her mind. She would always bring home gifts for them from all corners of the world. Marguerite’s generosity and love of her family was exemplified when she flew her children and their families to Maui for Christmas several times in the early 1980s, creating memories across multiple generations that will never fade. As time passed, Marguerite’s ability to travel to the exotic places diminished somewhat, but she frequently met with her travel companions to reminisce. With travel still in her blood, she continued to enjoy many trips to visit her family in California, trips with family to Los Cabos, and other unique places. Always independent, impeccably dressed, and mentally strong, Marguerite continued to live independently until a week before her passing. She was always the glue that held her family together, the voice of reason, and the strength behind getting her loved ones through difficult times. She will also be remembered for her softness and her hugs that enveloped her grandchildren and great-grandchildren with so much love. She loved babies and took pride in her family as only a true Matriarch could. She will be missed terribly by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the Irene Thomas Hospice (4635 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, B.C. V4K 4L8, www.deltahospice.org). The hospice staff was instrumental in making her last days comfortable and dignified. Marguerite was surrounded by her loving family when she made her final journey. Memorial to be held on May 11th, 2013 at the Beach Grove Golf Club (5946 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen, B.C.) 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


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

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EAST LADNER 2 units to choose from

THE RESIDENCE AT THE RIVERHOUSE PENTHOUSE Situated on the edge of Deas Slough overlooking the Marina and Deas Park with views to Mt. Baker & Coast mtns. Keep your boat or kayak in front. 1521 sq ft Loft penthouse apartment offers 2 brs & 2 baths + 240 sf loft, media room, upgraded kitchen, stainless appls & granite accents. Master fireplace & overlooks the River. 2 secure prkgs. Furn or Unfurn. N/S, Small pet ok. RESIDENCE AT THE RIVERHOUSE - waterfront living with amazing views of water, Mtn Baker & farmland. Fantastic sunsets. Beautiful 2 br & 2 bath unit, 1253 sf attractively furnished, 2 wall brs that can be used for hobbies/office, gourmet kitchen, gas f/p, large balcony, radiant heat, adjacent to marina, restaurant. Walk to transit. Located 20 minutes from airport, Island Ferries and US Border crossing furnished N/P, N/S.

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Houses - Rent

2 BR unique attached home 1,100 sf, 4 appl, gas fp, bell hd tv/ pvr satt incl, n/p, n/s, Ladner $1,275 split utils. 604-968-3475 Beach Grove lg 2 BR rancher, fp, family, garage, $1400, ns, Apr 1, short term ok, 604-250-1522 CENTRAL TSAW newer home 3 br, 2 bath, walk to amens/school, garage, deck/yrd, f/p, h/wood, granite, SS 5 appls, Apr 1, $1800 + utils, ns/np, 604-202-6400

4BDRM/3BTH. 3500 SF House. 11 acres home for rent. Private & gated. Avail immed. Pets OK. $3,500/mo. Call: 604-727-0163. TSAW, 2 levels, detached home with sep garage, across fro Diefenbaker Park, nice neighborhood, nr Elementary Schl, 2 BR up, 1 down, 1 bath up/1down, 2 kitchen 1up/1down, in exc shape, $1700, Apr 1, 604-813-1333

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Tsawwassen: 780, 786 and 923 sq ft. Ladner: 727 and 1080 sq ft at Harbourside Plaza, Delta Street. Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 www.centurygroup.ca

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LADNER spacious 2 bdrm apt, lrg master br w/ensuite, dw, wd, mins shops/bus Mar. 1st 778-709-0395 TSAW GOLF VIEW, bright furn room for priv, quiet, mature pers. n/s, refs, $650. 604-948-8618

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

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ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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Cats

LOVING 4 yr old long haired cat needs a new home with adults where he is the only pet. 604-531-1123

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Commercial Space for Lease

VANDULA FARMS -

(9832 Ladner Trunk Rd., Delta, BC) Tel (604) 594-0918; Fax (604) 677-5915. Email: steve.vandulafarms@yahoo.com - Seasonal, Temp F/T Farm Worker - Work May 1st - Oct 31, 2013 - $10.25/hr @40 hrs/wk+OT(if req) - Duties include harvesting vegetables, irrigating land, operating farm equipment, washing, cleaning, sorting, packing vegetables. - Prev. farm work exp. req. Must be legally entitled to work/valid Canadian work permit. - ONLY resumes sent thru FAX or EMAIL will be reviewed.

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2 BR bsmt ste, Ladner, $850/mo incls utils, no laundry, no pets, no smoking, Now, 604-727-3502 3 BR 2 ba, Pebble Hill. updated, gas fp, wd, huge patio, mtn/ocean view $1500+% util 604-999-5373 Ladner, 2 BR glvl ste, bright, w/d, d/w, 900sf, f/p, nr bus, suits 1-2, $1100 incls utils, 604 946-3125 LADNER NEWLY reno’d 1 bdrm ste, $800 incl utils, ns np, avail Immediately 604-946-8389

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Executive Family, no pets, needs 3 to 4 + BR furnished home, prefer upper Tsawwassen starting March 1st (+/-). Will take good care of your home, ideally looking for 3-6 month lease. Please call Marcia 778-869-3610 SINGLE MOM seeking 2 bdrm suite with utilities and preferably washer/dryer included. Please call Amanda @ 604-946-0878 or 604-655-2915

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RESIDENTIAL RENTALS IN B.C. TSAWWASSEN VILLA 2 BR apt. Newly reno’d $1080, incld d/w, balc, prkg, h/w & heat, cat neg. avail April 1, 604-880-5391 Windsor Woods, 1 BR grd flr, inste w/d, d/w, fp, new renos, nr Towncentre Mall, NS, $1100/mo, avail Mar 1, 778-891-7602

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

TSAWWASSEN Century Village Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs with landscaped green areas. 2 bedroom suites include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators and wheelchair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, rec centre and schools. To make an appt to view please call 604-948-9111 Shawnigan and Greensview 1 and 2 bedroom suites available. Greensview includes d/w and garburetor, in-suite storage is included at the Shawnigan. Buildings are located on bus route and within walking distance of shopping centre. For more info please call 604-306-1499 Kelly and Kerry Court 1 bedroom suites available in quiet buildings close to amenities. Rent includes heat and hot water. Building updates consist of putting greens, windows and patio doors. To view these suites please call 604-306-7877 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required www.centuryrentals.ca


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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

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Audio/Video/ Computers

OLYMPUS C-770 Ultra zoom with 2 new batteries & 4 memory cards $250. Pentax ME Super, w/ 3 lenses 1: 28mm 1: 50mm, 1: 28-105mm zoom lens & flash, $200, 778-836-2930

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper 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 Patio table & chairs, step ladder, shop vac, luggage tote, Bissel Magic Vac, 50’ extention cord, 604-946-6393

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

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CAR BED Little Tyke Red Car bed with trunk toy box. $200. 604-943-1551 rrkl@dccnet.com

Garage Sale

1488 Duncan Drive SAMPLE SALE! Sat, March 9th. 9 AM - 12 PM. Lots of stereo earbuds, headphones, portable Ad#: iPod speakers, iPod & iPhone accessories. Lots of video game accessories (XBOX, PS3, Wii, DS). Most are brand new in the package.

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MOVING SALE LIVING ROOM & Dining Room Furniture, $1,200 obo. Flexsteel 84" sofa/ chair & ottmn. Tub chair, coffee table, 2 end tbls & 2 lamps. Deilcraft 72" oak dining rm tbl, 96" w/ leaves, 8 chairs, buffet/hutch. Will sell separately. 604-943-1060.

SOLID WOOD dining ste, 6 chairs + leaf, buffet w/ glass shelves, dark green, hutch. Made in Canada $500 604-943-1306

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Garage Sale

21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN MAR 17 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $5

MOVING/GARAGE SALE 4529 SAVOY St, LADNER Saturday Mar 9, 10am - 3pm Furniture, household items, lawn & garden tools, mower, assorted tools, ladders, workshop table/cabinets, misc lumber. Rain or Shine.

GARAGE SALE 1128 Skana Drive Saturday, March 9 9 AM - 1 PM Many items available. Come along and have a look! Rain or Shine.

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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

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LADNER

Sunday, March 10th 11:00am - 1:00pm 5839 Cove Link Road Come and see the Exotic birds too!!

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Tools & Equipment

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

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Recycler

STOVE, 24', Viking, electric, works, free for pick up. Call btwn 6pm-7pm. 604-943-6657

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

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-04

6008-26

Port Moody

Surrey

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

6008-06

6008-28

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

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

6008-42

Richmond

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

To advertise call

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Intellectual, travel, cultural, religious or philosophical elements continue to guide you, especially Sunday/Monday, when these – and gentle love – tug your sleeve. However, start no new projects nor relationships before March 17 – stick with ongoing or past situations. Ambition kicks in Tuesday to Thursday noon – all looks smooth, but a “contrary element” lurks – perhaps a co-operator or partner is against the creative elements you’ve introduced, but isn’t ready to say so, yet. Social joys enter Thursday p.m. to Saturday – popularity, wish fulfillment, light romance arrive. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A doorway to mystery faces you – enter to collect clues about your subconscious urges, directions, for the whole decade ahead. E.g., visit a psychic, counsellor or advisor. Although you should not begin any financial project (or ANY important project!) before March 17, this is an excellent week – especially Sunday/Monday – to research, investigate and study the arenas you want to operate in. E.g., study investments, but make no choices before March 17. Your sexual urge climbs. Wisdom, gentle love visit you midweek. Show higher-ups what you can do, Thursday p.m. to Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Relationship’s “meaning” stands before you Sunday/Monday. You might renew a former link, in love or practical areas. But don’t begin a new relationship – it would not last long, and be rather fruitless. Don’t begin anything new before March 17. Life’s mysteries, sexual drives, financial astuteness, health diagnoses, dreams and subconscious urges fill midweek. (You’ve noticed, probably, that sex has changed – a friendly but unpredictable note, and some stress, has entered this area. A far different relationship awaits you, and this is part of the river pushing you toward it.)

S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

6015

For Sale by Owner

Chilliwack

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $76,500 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

6008-30

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

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

Burnaby

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $375K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

For Sale by Owner

6015

3BDRM/2BTH 15792 98 Ave, beautiful 1410 sqft rancher, 7131 sqft lot. $519,900. 604-760-7284

Surrey

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

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 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to rest, lie low, and contemplate the mysteries of the universe, especially Sunday/Monday, when you can be extra tired. (These days might also bless you with a government-related breakthrough, an invitation to join management, or success with/in an institution. Your energy rises nicely Tuesday/Wednesday: tackle chores – more correctly, obligations – that have daunted you previously. (E.g., visiting an unpleasant family member.) Chase money Thursday eve to Saturday – your luck’s mildly good, except early Friday. All week, avoid new starts. Seek (or give) therapy, advice. Taurus April 20-May 20: Wishes can still come true, Taurus, if they connect to the past – e.g., hope I can meet that attractive person again. An old social group might return. Life was once good, and it will be good again. Sunday/Monday, your popularity, optimism and delight grow! But retreat for a second wind Tuesday to Thursday noon; rest, contemplate (don’t plan) and deal with agencies, government, head office, admin tasks. Your energy surges Thursday afternoon to Saturday – your charisma gives you clout, the ability to get things done. Call in favours. But DON’T start new ventures or relationships. Gemini May 21-June 20: Start nothing new. The accent remains on your career, standing in the community, dealing with bosses, VIPs and parents – and your own role in these. (E.g., how’s your parenting going?) You’re ambitious, and Sunday/Monday hint at the birth of a new career venture. But let this “new” venture be a resurrection of a past, perhaps abandoned goal – and enlist familiar people, not new faces. E.g., if you’ve wanted to operate heavy machinery for some years, now you get the chance to proceed. Happiness, popularity, optimism fill midweek. Retreat for a good rest Thursday eve to Saturday.

Condos/ Townhouses

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

CASH PAID! TEAK FURN. + All 1940’s - 70’s VINTAGE Household items & antiques Derek 604-442-2099 Thanks! Wanting to buy a typewriter Must be in good condition. Call 604-943-7782

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

Saturday, March 9 10am-1pm 5637 Grove Ave. No Early Birds Pls!

GREYHAVEN BIRD SANCTUARY Fundraising Garage & Bake Sale ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, apt size. like new, fits 32' TV, also love seat, All for $99. you pick up. 604-943-3627

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Wrap up outstanding chores this week – start Sunday/Monday, don’t delay! March 20 will begin a month of new opportunities, horizons, and perhaps, relationships. Do the work now, so you’ll be free to pursue these bright new things when they come. Finish only – don’t start anything (or anybody) new before March 17. Midweek gives you a clue about late March/April: relationships flow smoothly (though, almost unseen, a deep change in your home affects relationships, and will, all this decade). Mysteries, sexual urges, financial exigencies fill Thursday noon onward. Someone’s coming! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Midweek (TuesdayThursday) brings chores, hints that a major new task or employment lies ahead. But start nothing before March 17. Meanwhile, romance, creative urges, pleasure and beauty, risk and reward fill this week. But let it be an ongoing romance (or contact an old flame). In risk, taking a position in the stock market, then clearing it in a day or three, wins – but buying to hold can disappoint. All these wonderful things – romance, creativity, winning, et al – blossom splendidly Sunday/ Monday. Relationships fill Thursday noon to Saturday. Be flexible, diplomatic and eager. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The accent continues on home, nest egg, security, kids, nutrition, retirement, gardening and nature. Avoid new starts in these or any area this week. Instead, especially Sunday/Monday, renew family contacts, shore up old landscaping, restart abandoned repairs, or deal with ongoing situations. Your romantic (and beauty) sensors come alive Tuesday to Thursday: treat this as a hint of what’s to come (very soon, after March 19) rather than as “the thing itself.” If you’re in a relationship, enjoy it! Work and health concerns arrive Thursday noon to Saturday: all’s smooth.

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March 10 - 16, 2013 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The accent continues on communications, details, paperwork, applications and reports, short trips, casual acquaintances. This is a talk period, not a do period. DON’T start anything, especially Sunday/Monday, and especially in these zones. E.g., don’t buy a mobile phone or order printed stationery, etc. This is not merely a delay: it hints, to a degree, that you simply should not be expanding this area at all this year. Sink into your home, soul, deepest thoughts midweek: contemplate where you’re really going, what’s really important. Romance strikes Thursday p.m. to Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Money, earnings, costs, possessions remain in focus.Watch these all week, but do not attempt to expand them – don’t ask for a raise, or purchase anything big (lemons abound). Sunday/ Monday might spark a “redo” of an old money project. Midweek brings friends, talks, trips, and all sorts of minor interesting bits and pieces of information: be a sponge, soak up facts, figures. Contact old friends, visit old ‘hoods. Thursday p.m. to Saturday finds you a bit weary, so take naps, rest, be with family, visit your garden, contemplate. Soon, you’ll become ultraactive! Romance? Soon! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy and charisma remain high – in fact, they soar Sunday/Monday: you’re the star, and everybody knows it! This doesn’t mean you should command everyone to jump into a new project – start nothing major before the 17th. So enjoy this week. Aim your efforts toward collecting past debts and favours (Tuesday to Thursday) and re-connecting with those you might have slighted or ignored in times past (Thursday p.m. to Saturday). Midweek gives you a hint of a money trend that will apply now to late April – more will pour in, and more out: remain aware, be a disciplined spender. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808


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REAL ESTATE 6020

Houses - Sale

6020-06

Chilliwack

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

6020-08

Houses - Sale

6020-34

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9173

Vans

9522

RV’s/Trailers

Removal FREEScrap/Car

Surrey

No Wheels No Problem

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

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

6050

Langley/ Aldergrove

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

Out Of Town Property

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

6052

1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $16,000. No trades. 1926 Ford Model T, 2 dr, 4 pass, 70% restored, All parts to complete, $7000. 604-308-9976

6020-36

Tsawwas.

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026

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

Recreation Property

1995 FORD Econoline 3/4 ton. Wheelchair access, side mounted ramp, Camperized roof, sink, waterpump, 190km, Mechanically sound. $7000. Call 604-940-9452 or 604-218-3544.

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $6,000. 778-737-3890

4BDRM/2.5BTH 5656 GOLDENROD Crescent Tsaww EXCEPTIONAL FULLY RENOVATED AND UPDATED with modern S/S appliances, custom kitchen, 2,500 sqft home in Forest by The Bay. Landscaped, sprinklers, new furnace and central vac. View pictures at usellahome.com ID # 5672 Open House Sat 9th and Sun 10th 1-4 p.m. Call 604-9430131. $875,000.

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

North Delta

Lots & Acreage

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

Surrey

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $545,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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

9125

Domestic

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

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

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

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

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms 2.4LGDI DOHC- $22,600 email: sjscot@shaw.ca 604-794-3428 LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

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

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

6035

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9129

Luxury Cars

9155

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

2006 Toyota Tundra TRD 4x4 extra cab w/ Tonneau, 281,400 Km, blue, air cared, 1 owner; no accidents. Recent tune-up & other. $14,800. 778-839-3808

9160

Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

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

2007 TRAIL Lite Model TL8230, Light Weight. New cond. 1 owner. Extras. $16500 604 224 4927

HOME SERVICES 8055

Cleaning

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

SUNSHINE HILLS ECO CLEAN TEAM★ Residential/Commercial ★ Call Andrea 604-754-0997

8058

8075

Drywall

GJ CONSTRUCTION

Complete drywall, smooth out your textured ceilings. 25 yrs exp Free Est. Graham 604-644-6339

8080

Electrical

Computer Services # 1167 LIC. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, 25 yrs exp, low prices. 617-1774

Delta PC Service & Consulting

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

Call 778-882-4128

8060

Concrete

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

2001 MERCEDES 320 ML, no accid, low kms, new brake/tires. Reduced $8000. 604-724-3696

Renovating?

Mobile Homes

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

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

Boats

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

2001 JAGUAR XJR, fresh service, new tires/brakes. Nothing to do but drive and enjoy $13,500 Call Stan 604-644-4440 CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

We pay for all vehicles & we recycle Responsibly.

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

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

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

9515

Scrap Car & Truck Removal

778.881.1270

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

1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922

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.

$$ CASH NOW $$

THE SCRAPPER

6030 ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

#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

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

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

$739,900 YORKSTON South area Langley, 1 yr old, 3865 sq ft Cstm design 7 bdrm + 5 bthrm + Legal 2 Bdrm Suite. Call 778-298-8108. See Propertyguys.com ID: 76108

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $5,850. 604-591-8566

Real Estate Investment

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

6065

6020-34

Collectibles & Classics

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

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

6020-24

9110

Coquitlam

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

6020-14

6020

AUTOMOTIVE

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 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

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $23,900. 604-999-4097

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

Refer to the home Services section for all your home improvement, decorating, and design needs.


HOME SERVICES 8130

8160

Handyperson

Lawn & Garden

HANDYMAN - CARPENTER • Light electrical • Plumbing • fencing • Sheds • decks • Outdoor/indoor repairs • Kitchens • bathrooms. 41 yr Ladner Resident.

For all your Painting needs landscape construction

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

Call Tim 778-882-7756

NEED A HAND?

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

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

604 948 5296 homesteadservices.ca

8140

Landscape & Property Maintenance

604-649-0502 (cell) Heating

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

8155

PAUL WEATHERBY

ABOVE THE REST

(WCB Insured) Tel: 604-948-0267 • 604-842-1468

Home Services

TEXTURE and drywall repair. Ceilings and walls. I price it, I fix it. Geza at 604-992-2342

8185

Moving & Storage

ABE MOVING & Delivery and Rubbish Removal $35/HR per Person • 24/7 604-999-6020

HEDGE TRIMMING•TREE PRUNING GUTTERS • PRESSURE WASHING WINTER CLEANUP Local • WCB Cert. • Refs.

QUALITY SERVICE FROM THE GROUND UP

604-218-4795

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

D&M PAINTING

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

604-724-3832

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

Professional Maintenace

Cell: 604-710-1348

8185

PAINT RITE BY RICH Call me; We’re Neighbours! Richard 946-4889 / 604-649-4930 TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, interior/exterior Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255

Need Space? We Have It!

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE -

Commercial

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

2 locations: LADNER

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

20 years exp. & ref’s European craftsmanship

$150 Each Room Incls. 2 Coats Top-Quality Paint EXTERIOR PAINT EXPERTS Exc. Workmanship & Repair

604-377-5423 778-545-0098

8220

Plumbing

❱ Continuous 5”Gutters ❱ Fascia ❱ Custom Flashings ❱ Soffit ❱ Leaf Screen ❱ Powerwashing ❱ Cleaning and Repairs

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

MASTER BRUSHES PAINTING

Kitchens, Bathrooms, Cert. Plumber, Tiling, etc.

Rick Wegner 604 809 6822 604 952 0975

POINT ROBERTS

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

8225

Power Washing

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

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

PRESSURE WASHING

Houses, Driveways, Patios, Windows Call Ian Ferguson

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

for free estimate

RDM ENTERPRISES For All Your Household Repairs and Renovations. Interior and Exterior Finishing, Fences & Decks, Kitchens, Bathrooms & Plumbing Refs Avail. Free Estimates

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

Rob 604-946-4796

HANDYMAN SERVICES

Bermuda John Honest & Dependable No Job too Small

HOMESTEAD SERVICES: All types of renovations & landscaping. Call Jason, 604-948-5296

604.948.3199 778.688.1950

Roofing

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

EUROPE RENOVATION Complete home renovation, new construction and repair. Customer satisfaction. Visit: europerenovation.com Call: 778-233-5726

Download the

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

App to see video

604-732-8453

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721 JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345 www.jjroofing.ca

❑ All Renovations ❑ All Home Repairs ❑ All Painting

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❑ Bathrooms ❑ Kitchens ❑ Basements

15% off labour 'til March 31st!

RKD ROOFING - New, Re-roof & Repairs. 22 Yrs Exp. Free Est. Call Bhupinder 604-341-2856

8255

• • • • • • •

RENOVATIONS

A Eastcan Roofing & Reno’s Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

"Start Those Spring Projects"

Rubbish Removal

TREE SERVICE

'You Call It, We Haul It!' Delta’s full service tree specialists

ROD’S HAUL-IT-AWAY

Rubbish Removal and Recycling

• TREE REMOVAL • TREE PRUNING • HEDGE TRIMMING • STUMP GRINDING • 75’ BUCKET TRUCK •• WCB/FULLY INSURED • ISA MEMBER

778-668-4285 Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●

Student Works

FREE ESTIMATE

Disposal & Recycling

QUALITY RENOS

Call Grant 604-836-3440

604.786.7145

Dale McLean, Certified Arborist

Call Paul 604-943-4152

8250

Call Shawn TREE SERVICE

★RENOVATIONS - Over 25 yrs exp. Drywall, Painting, Kitchen, Bath, Tenant Improvement that meets code. Call 604-722-4411

SERVICE RENOVATIONS HOT WATER TANKS DRAIN CLEANING

GUTTERS

BIGGER BETTER GUTTERS

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

Stairs & decks Certified Carpenter Free estimates

Moving & Storage

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