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Premier in town for round-table Christy Clark hears range of South Delta issues during private meeting at Town and Country Inn Monday SANDOR GYARMATI

Premier Christy Clark heard a plethora of South Delta issues during what may have been a preelection visit Monday. The Liberal premier met with constituents, business and community leaders in a roundtable discussion at the Town and Country Inn, which was closed to the media and general public. In an interview with the Optimist immediately following the meeting, Clark, who earlier in the day met with North Delta community members at the Delta



Lion Pub and Bistro, said she wanted to get up to speed and connect with those who are making a difference in South Delta. “I committed to opening up government when I got elected in March. So, I’ve been doing town halls all across the province and this is part of it. It’s a smaller group, it’s more focused, but if you don’t hear what people have on their minds, you can’t run a government that reflects citizens’ priorities...,” Clark said. Some of those who participated in the South Delta meeting included Burns Bog Conservation Society president Eliza Olson,

Delta school board chair Dale Saip, Ladner Sediment Group’s Mike Owen, Tsawwassen First Nation chief Kim Baird and repre-

as well as Deltaport and the South Fraser Perimeter Road. The premier said Delta is unique in that the community,

“I committed to opening up government when I got elected in March. So, I’ve been doing town halls all across the province and this is part of it.”

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sentatives with the Delta Chamber of Commerce and Delta Farmers’ Institute. Clark noted some of the big issues in the riding remain agriculture and protecting farmland,


as well as Vancouver and Prince Rupert, are “the face of Canada to Asia” when it comes to exporting Canadian goods. It’s not clear when the premier will call an election, but there’s

speculation she could call one sometime this year. In the 2009 election, the ruling Liberals lost the Delta South riding to independent Vicki Huntington. When she paid a visit to South Delta earlier this year during her Liberal leadership campaign, Clark was asked how the party could win back support in the riding. She responded that she intends to change the culture in Victoria so government listens to communities. Former school trustee Kelly Guichon recently announced she’s seeking the Liberal nomination in Delta See PREMIER page 3

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Bishop throws her hat into ring Longtime Tsawwassen resident and recent by-election runner-up announces candidacy for seat on council

A familiar name in Delta is tossing her hat in the ring for the upcoming civic election. Longtime local resident Sylvia Bishop made it official Thursday by announcing her intention to run for a Delta council seat in the Nov. 19 election. “I am declaring my candidacy today to give me the chance to meet with as many Deltans as possible to listen to their concerns,” said Bishop. “They deserve a strong and articulate voice on the issues that matter most to them. I bring that voice and I am ready to go to work for the people of Delta.” A familiar name to many, Bishop ran in Delta’s byelection last year, placing second behind Ian Paton. “I was gratified so many people throughout all of Delta supported me last year,” she said, noting she topped the polls in many areas but could not overcome the support Ladner threw behind Paton. “I hope that everyone who voted for me last year will do so again this Nov. 19th. I hope those that

didn’t will consider me as one of their six choices.” Bishop brings a wealth of community experience to her campaign. She is a dedicated volunteer with a strong community spirit. Bishop has served on the Mayor’s Youth Task Force, the South Delta Artists Guild and co-founded the Winskill Youth Drop-in Centre. In 1992, she was recognized as one of Delta’s Outstanding Citizens for the hard work she performed as chair of the youth task force. Bishop’s community service has been acknowledged several times with volunteer appreciation awards from Delta. A longtime Tsawwassen resident, Bishop is concerned about the proposed development of the Southlands. “There is no doubt, the single most important issue in Tsawwassen is the proposed development of the Southlands. The loss of farmland, traffic congestion and impact on Delta’s infrastructure are top concerns.” Bishop is also concerned about issues in other parts of Delta.

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Premier Christy Clark was in Delta on Monday. South. She said she likes what she sees in Clark, especially the new premier’s “families first” agenda as well as attitude toward open government. Earlier this year, during the Liberal leadership campaign, former Delta South MLA Val Roddick noted interest in the party in the riding was high and that she wouldn’t be surprised if membership reaches or surpasses the all-time high set in 1999. Nic Slater, who ran for the New Democrats federally in Delta-Richmond East in this year’s federal election, was acclaimed the


Sylvia Bishop has announced her bid for a seat on Delta council. “In North Delta, we see the erosion of Burns Bog with encroaching development while the need for improved infrastructure in neighbourhoods is ignored.

The character of our community is changing drastically. Who’s sticking up for that?” The loss of farmland to development, the possibil-

ity of an incinerator located here and the expansion of the port are other concerns. “We need council members who will insist the community is included in discussions and their input welcomed right from the beginning.” Bishop also stated there is a growing dissatisfaction with the performance at municipal hall. “Many residents I’ve spoken with do not feel they are being heard or listened to. When they do speak up, they are accused of being uninformed,” she said, citing the Southlands public meetings as an example. “There is a perception that council is out of touch with the concerns of its citizens. Confidence in municipal hall and its processes must be restored. I will do this working together with the community, all members of council and staff.” Bishop has long roots in Delta, moving to the area in 1966. She has two grown children and lives in Tsawwassen with her husband Rob. Bishop is a graduate of Delta Secondary

and was a teacher in the Delta school district for

“There is a perception that council is out of touch with the concerns of its citizens. Confidence in municipal hall and its processes must be restored. I will do this working together with the community, all members of council and staff.” Sylvia Bishop

more than 20 years. She also served as a faculty associate at SFU and was an assistant director of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. Bishop writes an opinion column for the Delta Optimist. She has volunteered on many projects, including saving Delta Hospital and organizing volunteers for the anti-HST campaign.

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NDP candidate locally. In the 2009 provincial election, Huntington narrowly beat the Liberals’ Wally Oppal, due in large part to many traditional NDP voters switching to Huntington as a strategic move. In a recent interview, Slater predicted Huntington and the Liberals will have to fight for every vote next time. It’s not clear whether Huntington will run again as an independent in the next election or perhaps join the Conservatives led by former longtime MP John Cummins.


Delta will spend just over $250,000 to design new drainage water and sewer services at Boundary Bay Airport. Delta council awarded a contract to ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd. last week to plan new servicing infrastructure that is expected to encourage industrial growth in the area. Engineering director Steven Lan told council the current servicing at the airport land doesn’t meet standards. In June, council approved a zoning amendment to extend the light industrial and business park use area at the airport in order to allow an auto parts warehouse and distribution operation to open. Two years earlier, council agreed with a request by Alpha Aviation, which leases and operates the municipal airport, to lease land that doesn’t have direct access to the airport apron or runways to a wider range of users, including warehousing, wholesaling and distribution, as well as business park office uses. Airport land had been originally intended for aviation uses only but it proved harder to find those businesses for Alpha. Earlier this year, Delta extended its lease with Alpha Aviation to 2099.

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The CEO of Global Container Terminals says he wants to dispel any myths and misconceptions about foreign trade zones. Responding to recent concerns raised by Delta politicians and in the media, Michael Moore, CEO of Global Container Terminals, has written a letter to council offering assurances local governance and taxation would not be bypassed. “We are not asking for any exemptions from local regulations, changes to municipal taxes, or reductions in federal and provincial corporate taxes,” wrote Moore. “What we are asking for are changes to federal programs, simplifying access, providing a single federal point of contact, reducing or removing the restrictions on added value in those programs, and creating local structures that will improve marketing. These proposals are national in scope, and are not directed at any particular region.”

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GCT Global Container Terminals Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and one of the largest financial institutions in Canada, wants the federal government to explore establishing foreign trade zones. The company operates four container terminals through several principal businesses including TSI Terminal Systems Inc. at Deltaport. Global Container Terminals is part of a steering committee chaired by Moore that includes YVR, CN, CPR, Port Metro Vancouver, Halifax and Montreal Ports, and CentrePort in Winnipeg. The B.C. government this year hired a firm to research the potential competitive advantages of foreign trade zones. That study has been completed and the government is currently reviewing the findings. Foreign trade zones exist in numerous jurisdictions around the world. They were created in the United States to provide special customs procedures, including duty-free treatment, to U.S. firms engaged in international traderelated activities. By having goods sitting in the zones, duty payment is deferred on those items until they are brought out for sale in the market. The zones are supposed to help to offset customs advantages available to overseas producers who compete with domestic industry. However, there’s been uncertainty around what the potential impacts could be for a host community, including growing concern about what could happen in South Delta, mentioned on numerous occasions as the prime candidate for a zone. At Delta council a few weeks ago, local politicians raised questions including

whether speculators buying up agricultural properties in South Delta are anticipating lands being converted for industrial purposes without Delta’s or the Agricultural Land Commission’s consent. Other concerns included whether municipal zoning regulations and taxes will be avoided by firms within the trade zones. Delta North MP Guy Gentner recently warned council a trade zone could become an autonomous authority within the community. Gentner said he received materials through an Freedom of Information Request including a ‘briefing note’ from IMS Worldwide Inc., a foreign trade zone consultant, stating local site controls on Canadian foreign trade zones should be restricted. In a recent letter to council, Susan Jones with the Boundary Bay Conservation Committee listed a myriad of concerns, including environmental impacts associated with establishing a foreign trade zone, coupled with the proposed doubling of container capacity at Deltaport. Moore, who also provided a submission paper by his steering committee, told council the creation of special zones will increase B.C.’s and Canada’s attractiveness to investors, importers and exporters, bringing economic benefits not only to the province but also host municipalities. The recommendations to amend Canada’s foreign trade zone-like policies, noted in the submission, also include allowing Canadian companies that sell a significant proposition of their production within Canada to participate, as well as allowing the deferral of GST/HST until products depart the zones to the Canadian market.

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Delta police officers had run-ins with suspects in two separate incidents over the weekend. At about 7 a.m. Friday, officers were called to the 400-block of Seashell Drive in Tsawwassen after calls about a theft in progress. Upon arrival at the scene, officers identified the suspect vehicle and attempted to stop the suspects, who were driving a vehicle stolen in Surrey and caught rummaging through a car in the Boundary Bay area neighbourhood. Police spokesperson A/


Sgt. Paul Eisenzimmer said there were two males in the car. The pair attempted to flee from officers and deliberately rammed into one of the two police cars that responded to the call. “Plain clothes officers in the area observed the fleeing vehicle and, with assistance of other plain clothes officers attending to the area, conducted covert surveillance on suspects into Surrey.” With the help of Surrey RCMP officers, two young offenders were arrested as they pulled into a private driveway. The two suspects, aged 15 and 17 of Surrey, were

held and charged with theft, possession of stolen property, assault with a weapon and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. Early Saturday morning, an officer on patrol in North Delta attempted to stop a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the 11200-block of 72nd Avenue. The vehicle was seen heading straight for a residence in the 7200-block of 115th Street where the driv-

er, a 25-year-old man, came to a stop, exited the car and tried to run into the house. The officer intercepted the man and attempted to place him under arrest. The man resisted and a fight ensued. The officer was able to subdue the suspect, who was subsequently charged with assaulting a police officer, obstructing a police officer and issued a sevenday driving prohibition for excessive speeding.

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Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay is the winner of the 2011 CBA Cecilia I. Johnstone Award in recognition of her outstanding work for the advancement of women in the legal profession. “Kerry-Lynne Findlay’s role in establishing the Women Lawyers Forum first in B.C. and then as a national CBA Forum with branches in almost every province and territory make her an outstanding choice for this year’s award,” said Patricia C. Lane, national chair of the CBA Women Lawyers Forum (WLF) in a news release. “Kerry-Lynne realized the niche desire for greater support and camaraderie amongst women lawyers in a challenging profession. Without her extraordinary vision, courage, determination and energy, the Women Lawyers Forum might never have begun,” added Lane. Findlay, the successful Conservative candidate in Delta-Richmond East in last May’s federal election, was appointed parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice. She has since been appointed chair of

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In the Community

An evening of dinner and music this weekend is aimed at raising money for one local charity. Fundraising Jazz and Dinner Evening at Sharkey’s Restaurant in Ladner Friday night will benefit the South Delta Little House Society. The society is currently rebuilding the little white house on 12th Avenue in Tsawwassen. Originally a family home, the house was purchased by the Corporation of Delta in 1979 where it served as a home for programs offered by Delta Mental Health and Richmond Alcohol and Drug Action Team. In May 1982, it was made available for 12-step meetings and in 2004 The Little House Society was established to oversee the facility. For 27 years, the house severed as a meeting place for 12-step recovery groups. In 2009, the house was destroyed by fire and late last year the society launched a fundraising

substance abuse, and to support the efforts of abstinence-based recovery through the collaboration, education and facilitation with community stakeholders. Friday’s event runs from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Tickets FILE PHOTO cost $30 and A ceremonial groundbreaking was held earlier this year for the rebuilding of the include a Little House in Tsawwassen. three-course campaign to help rebuild services. meal and the house. The new 1,800-square entertainment featuring Construction is well foot facility will also be the Pat Gurr Trio playing underway but money is still available to the community sounds from Eric Clapton needed to help complete for use as a multi-purpose to Ella Fitzgerald. the project and make the space, as well as an educaTickets must be pursociety’s vision become a tion facility for the group. chased in advance. reality. As part of its mission, For more information, or Aside from rebuilding the society has committo purchase tickets to the the house, the society is ted to reduce and prevent event, call Jim Stimson at aiming at expanding its the harm associated with 778-887-1828.

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Occupation: Being kids! What is the activity? Ice Skating Where and when does this happen? Sungod Recreation Centre, Ladner Leisure Centre, South Delta Recreation Centre. How often do you participate in these programs? As often as we can! How long have you been involved? Since last September. We had lessons, and they were so much fun! Why did you get involved? The first time we tried it, we really liked it, and the teachers are really fun! What do you like best about this activity? Skating really fast, playing hockey and the teachers. How does it benefit your life? It’s really fun and mom says it’s good exercise too. What other things you do to keep active? Maddy - Bike riding, dancing, singing, rollerblading. Sebby - Hockey, rollerblading with Maddy. Did you know that children learn both motor skills and social skills through play and sport? As Maddy and Sebbie have noticed, Delta’s skating classes are designed with fun in mind! Through play and social interaction, participants learn and refine their skating skills. For those who prefer to play with shoes rather than blades on their feet, check out the full listing of children’s programs offered through Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture. For more information on drop-in or registered classes at your local recreation centre, call Parks, Recreation & Culture at 604.952.3000, go to or pick up the Fall 2011/Winter 2012 Leisure Guide at local recreation centres, libraries or public health units.


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MURPHY’S LAW It was a celebration, although I’m not so sure it warranted one. Last Wednesday in Burnaby, politicians got together with SkyTrain officials to mark the 25th anniversary of rapid transit in the Lower Mainland. Grace McCarthy, a cabinet minister in Bill Bennett’s Social Credit government that brought us SkyTrain, was on hand for the occasion, remarking, “Opening SkyTrain in 1986 was a defining moment for Metro Vancouver.” I tend to agree with her, although not necessarily in a good way. A quarter of a century later, we have a measly three rapid transit lines in Greater Vancouver that provide a grand total a 68 kilometres of track. That’s roughly the distance between Tsawwassen and the Abbotsford Airport, provided you take the 16th Avenue route and not the longer way via Highway 1. In other words, it’s not a lot to show for 25 years and billions of dollars worth of rapid transit construction. It’s obvious the model chosen for Greater Vancouver is prohibitively expensive, and although there’s no denying the service SkyTrain provides is fantastic, the issue is with its limited scope. It seems to me that after a quarter of a century we should have more than 68 kilometres worth of rapid transit, but perhaps I’m just too impatient and good things come to those who wait. After all, big projects like this don’t get done overnight. Figuring that’s likely the case, I looked at the timelines of some of the most significant infrastructure work just to make myself feel better. It took five long years to expand the Canadian Pacific Railway from Ontario to B.C., but that was back in the 1880s, so you’ve got to think the technology was better and the only real obstacle they had to deal with were those pesky Rockies. It took a whopping 10 years to build the Panama Canal, but again, that was a century ago, so I’m sure moving earth was a snap at that time. The four years it took to build the Golden Gate Bridge probably isn’t a fair comparison because it was done as recently as the 1930s and the two decades it took to construct the Great Pyramid in 2570 BC likely seemed a lot longer because a person’s lifespan was so much shorter then. As for present-day Greater Vancouverites, well, we’ve got the Evergreen Line to look forward to — as long as we can figure out a way to pay for it. And who knows, 25 years from now, when SkyTrain celebrates its golden anniversary, we just might have another 68 kilometres in the system.

Public must stay active keeping those in power in check DEBBIE McBRIDE

COMMUNITY COMMENT Riots, revolutions, anger, fear, impotence and hopelessness. We are hearing so much of this all around the world, including in our own community, it almost seems like the only thing left to do is to sit in front of the TV watching drivel about the foibles of the rich and famous or cower in bed with the blankets pulled firmly over our heads. There is a general feeling of malaise among the public who feel so ignored and powerless that they’ve almost given up trying to keep those who are supposed to represent us, the people, in check. This it seems, is what a number of those who hold positions of power and wealth would like the general public to do. Give up. It is much easier then, to act in ways that will profit them from

policies and activities that have seen a growing disparity between the privileged and the ever growing masses of the poor. There have been all kinds of commentary about the Vancouver and London riots and why they happened. We’ve watched the Arab Spring uprising and its ensuing taking down of governments and wonder why we are seeing this upheaval. Are the root causes the same? Possibly yes. I’m not giving excuses for the behaviour of those involved in rioting but I do think there is a connection between riots and revolutions. Both result from a loss of respect for authority and those who wield it. Whether we live in a democracy or a dictatorship, when we see those who govern us act in illegal, immoral and unethical ways and there are no real consequences for their actions, those in authority will find it difficult to call out others for doing what is also illegal and unethical. Why should we be surprised when we see a generation that finds it hard to find a moral compass when our financial and political leaders continually flout

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the law and suffer little or no consequences. The irony in this is that in a dictatorship, when favoured status is given to policies and projects that enrich government supporters over the objections of their people, eventually they revolt. In a democracy, we see that it becomes hard to convince people that their vote makes any difference and they stop voting, which eventually results in a form of democratic dictatorship, as those who have a vested interest in a present government will ensure they retain power. They get out and vote. There’s a growing tendency for governments to not only ignore the wishes of the people who are affected by their policies but to disparage and marginalize those who try to fight back. Locally, survey results are seemingly ignored, public hearings are cancelled and it seems “the process” is uncertain and ever changing. When ordinary citizens feel the necessity to storm city hall to be heard, it’s time to get involved. Please don’t give up, get active. Have your say now and go to and answer the questions relating to Delta.

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Hero teens save man’s life and have her call 911; the other two stayed with my dad and helped him come inside the house. They waited with my parents, continuing to console my frantic mom, and assist my dad, until the firefighters and ambulance paramedics arrived. Sensing a possible heart attack, the paramedics took both my mom and dad to the emergency at Delta Hospital. The three youth, along with the firefighters, ensured all was OK around the home and garden, then left. Jake Abram, Geoff Anderson and Geoffrey Konkin are the three teens that saved my dad’s life. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Without your quick response and willingness to help, I hate to think

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Editor: Re: Preservation efforts frustrated, Aug. 17 I read the article with interest as I’ve long been an advocate of conserving our province’s heritage. I can understand Coun. Anne Peterson’s frustration over the potential loss of the Kittson House. I’m hearing the same frustration across the province as heritage properties are demolished due to a lack of resources to preserve these important pieces of our history. For many years B.C. was a national leader in heritage conservation, but a decade of B.C. Liberal neglect has sullied our reputation. In 2009, the government cut all funds to Heritage B.C. and we’ve seen investments in heritage protection reduced by 40 per cent. Next year Heritage B.C. warns there could be no funds to support cities like

Delta to preserve local heritage. The decimation of Heritage B.C., coupled with the deepest cuts to arts in our history, puts B.C. at a disadvantage economically. We’ve seen losses in cultural tourism and the creative sector. And we risk losing our ability as a society to understand our past, and be creative about our future. Adrian Dix and the New Democrat official Opposition have been calling for the province to get its priorities right. We see the shiny over-budget $600 million B.C. Place roof, and cuts most everywhere else. How about re-investing in our arts and culture sectors, and taking strong action to conserve our heritage before it’s gone? Spencer Chandra Herbert Vancouver-West End MLA

what might have happened. You are true heroes, and deserve recognition as such. You definitely saved my dad’s life. Postscript: Dad is now home from the hospital, resting and recuperating, very thankful for the quick thinking and support from Jake, Geoff and Geoffrey. And mom is over the moon knowing she has three guardian angels. My parents are in their mid 80s, each with health issues and mobility concerns, but wanting to enjoy life, independently, in their own home. As the daughter, who lives over an hour’s drive away, it is very heartening to know they have such terrific neighbours. Jennifer Cooper

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A summer job with heart

Student spends time with top cardiovascular researchers

Samson Tug Boats managing directors Brian McWhirter (left) and Gordon Yahn.

Samson: A new option Upstart tug company using new, locally-built boat

Delta-based Samson Tug Boats is offering another option when it comes to ship-berthing services on the Fraser River. The upstart company has been operating for about a month. “We saw the opportunity for competition here – the customers had been asking for it for some time. Our goal is to provide the best quality ship berthing service in British Columbia,” says managing director Gordon Yahn. Yahn and fellow man-

aging director Brian McWhirter have over 50 years of experience in the marine industry.

Samson uses a new ASD tug boat that was built in Maple Ridge. “The boat will move sideways at seven knots. It’s a hot rod, it really is,” says Yahn. McWhirter says the boat has special features on it.

“The fact that this type of sophisticated equipment can be built here in B.C. says something about our industry – something very positive,” he says. Samson has around seven employees and another tug on the way as well. “We will be growing. We’ll be doubling that, employing more British Columbians as the other boat comes online and we get busier,” says Yahn. Visit the company’s website at

Delta’s Allen Yieh has a summer job with heart. Yieh recently returned from four weeks mentoring with Canada’s top cardiovascular researchers in Vancouver as part of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. and Yukon’s 17th annual High School Summer Research Program. Ten extraordinary students were chosen to participate in the only cardiovascular research mentoring program for students in Canada to help unlock the mystery of cardiovascular disease this summer. “For a future career, I’m interested in both research and the clinical side of biomedical science,” Yieh said. The program is open to Grade 11 students in B.C. and is designed to motivate students with a strong interest in biology and/or medicine to consider a career in cardiovascular research. *** Home sales for July in the Lower Mainland were below the 10-year average for the month.

The Real Estate Board of Vancouver reported that residential property sales reached 2,571 in July – a 14 per cent increase compared to July 2010 but a 21.2 per cent decline over June. “We’re seeing less multiple-offer situations in the market today compared to the last few months, but our members tell us that homes priced competitively continue to sell at a relatively swift pace,” said Rosario Setticasi, REBGV presi-

briefs dent. The benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver was at $630,251 for July, a 9.2 per cent increase over last year. In South Delta, the benchmark price reached $749,720 in July, which is up slightly over the threemonth average of $730,293. *** Ladner-based relationship professional Lynda Chalmers is involved in a

Lynda Chalmers new Internet dating service. “She’s got a lot of knowledge about relationships and what works and what doesn’t,” says Dating 4 Boomers president Angie Smith. Prospective clients have to go through a consultation process with Chalmers before using the service’s website, Smith explains. The service is only available for those living in B.C. who are 40- to 70-years-old. Smith says Dating 4 Boomers also puts on events so clients can meet in a group setting. Visit for more.

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Why go into space when there’s always Seattle?

Sub-orbital journey, which includes 3.5 hours aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, costs $200,000 besides, when I go on a trip, I generally like it to last at least two nights and involve BARBARA a swimming pool, a queenGUNN sized bed and a lobby bar. LIVING But then again, I imagine I do not have a lot in MATTERS common with the eventual There are people – many, SpaceShipTwo travellers. They are people who will many people, I am sure have an abundance of – who are right now lining what’s called “disposal up to take a trip into space. income.” These many people will They will have had have heard of the plan their fill of by Virgin Mediterranean Galactic to If I could, I would tell cruises and take folks African safaaboard its them that nothing ris. They will SpaceShipTwo rivals a weekend in not necessarily on a subpine for a trip orbital jour- Seattle – or even that involves ney high up an overnighter in a swimming in the atmoBellingham. Who pool, because sphere. The cost wants outer space they will have of the 3.5when one can deal already grown bored hour misof their own sion? A mere with fun things like pool – the one $200,000. border crossings? that’s beyond Now maybe the tennis I’m a tad on courts and the the stingy side, but I am not gated nine-hole golf course inclined to go on a trip any and 10,000-square-foot time soon that costs almost caretaker’s residence. $1,000 a minute. And

They will have heard about Virgin Galactic’s offer, of course, and thought to themselves: “Well, now, that might be a moderately enjoyable way of passing an afternoon. Sure beats another dreary week on Crete.” Well, here’s what I’d like to say to all those folks: “You can have your tennis court and your golf course, which is probably ridiculously challenging, anyway, and has WAY too many water features.

“You can also have your caretaker’s residence, and your caretaker, who is probably sick to death of cleaning up after your horses and your house guests, who are no doubt also sick of Crete and planning to go with you on that sub-orbital journey.” And when it comes to sub-orbital journeys – well, I wouldn’t even know where to begin. If I could, I would tell these folks that a sub-orbital journey sounds just so,

well, stupid. SpaceShipTwo is not likely to be equipped with the things I value in aircraft (i.e., flight attendants pushing snack trolleys), and I am betting passengers will not have the opportunity to watch some really riveting movie. Like Dumb and Dumber, say. If I could, I would tell them that nothing rivals a weekend in Seattle – or even an overnighter in Bellingham.

Who wants outer space when one can deal with fun things like border crossings? Chances are, of course, the would-be SpaceShipTwo travellers would peg me as silly. Or misinformed. Or – yikes – maybe even jealous. Not so, I’d like to tell them. I don’t envy them their space flights. Not when Seattle awaits.

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A18 The Delta Optimist August 24, 2011

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Ladner Village played host to the annual Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show on Sunday. The Ladner Business Association event marked its eighth year.

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"Do you have an eReader, but don’t know how to get ebooks on to it? There will be an eBook on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. "The next Family Support Group will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 7 to – 8:30 p.m. at Delta Hospital (Education Room) – Mountain View Boulevard. "A local Volkssport club is hosting a non-competitive 5K/10K walk on Deas Island (Ladner) on Saturday, August 27. Free for new participants. For more info, contact Verni at 604-682-8390. "Twice monthly car boot sale at Centennial Beach Parking lot, 8:30 a.m. every second and fourth Saturday (weather permitting). Only $10 for space. Bring ground sheet to display goods. Hosted by Cammidge House Committee Boundary Bay Regional Park. For more information call Murray at 604-9430828 or Beth at 604-9409824. Following sales are: Aug. 27 and Sept. 10, 24.

"The Delta Photo Club that meets weekly at the KinVillage is on summer break. We resume on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Come out and join us with all your new wonderful ideas and images. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Karen at escape2ocean@ "Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta is hosing an open house for prospective new members. If you are a woman with a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate, residing in Ladner or Tsawwassen, you are cordially invited to an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Royal Oaks Social Room, 1100-56th St., Tsawwassen. It will be an opportunity to meet the Executive and other members of the Club in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. For more information call Cheryl at 604-943-4634 or Anna 604943-0042. "Are you responsible for the care of a family member or friend at home or in a facility? Trying to cope with the changes that aging and illness bring to

a loved one can be a difficult and stressful job. Delta Caregivers’ Network is offering an education series and support group starting Thursday, Sept. 15 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm once a week for eight weeks. Cost is $25. Subjects covered include caregiver stress, communication techniques, role and lifestyle changes, accessing and using community resources, and legal and financial issues. To register call Laurie Pettman at 604-943-3921 or the Centre for Supportive Care at 604948-0660.

"St. Andrews Church Delta is offering a fall Alpha course. It is a practical introduction to the Christian faith, addresses foundational questions, and explores the meaning of life. A “Kickoff ” dinner/info evening is being held in Tsaw., on Friday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. where you can register. The 15 Thursday evening sessions start Sept. 22. No cost for dinner or course. All ages welcome. Phone Dawn at 604-943-8094 for

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"A McKee open house is set for Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year’s open house will showcase instructional and drop-in programs. Come meet our new instructors. Kee Café Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special Events "OWL’s open house will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3800-72nd St. tour behind the scenes, visit Owl’s Nest Gifts and the Schoolhouse with several displays. Fund Raisers "On Thursday, Aug. 25, join CNIB at Kings Links by the Sea in Boundary Bay for 18 holes of golf, great food and prizes. Swing 4 Sight is CNIB’s newest charity golf event, and proceeds support programs and services for Lower Mainlanders who are blind or partially sighted. For more information call 604431-2031 or visit www. "Please join us for the 14th annual Golf for Guide

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Tom Robson is now officially a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. The 18-year-old pitcher from Ladner, who was the top Canadian selected in June’s Major League Draft, agreed to terms last week and has since reported to the club’s training facility in Dunedin, Florida. Robson was eligible to sign as soon as he was drafted but the negotiation process dragged right up to the Aug. 15th deadline for players with college eligibility. That led to Robson seeing only limited action in a relief role for the national junior team and with the Langley Blaze of the B.C. Premier Baseball League.

“We anticipated, based on discussions with Tom’s advisor (Jim Lindell), it would go right up to (Aug. 15) and true enough it did,” said Howard Robson, Tom’s father. “Ultimately, Tom is happy for the opportunity to play for Toronto.” Robson received a signing bonus of $325,000 which is well above his slot value ($189,000) as a third round draft pick but the hope was Toronto would be willing to put more money on the table. Typically, MLB teams have to pay significantly above the bonus slot to entice a college eligible player to walk away from a scholarship opportunity. The recent Delta secondary school graduate had already committed to Arizona Community College, considered

the top junior college program in the U.S. The Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and San Diego Padres were the three teams that showed the most interest in Robson prior to the draft. The Red Sox indicated they wanted to select him with a later round pick but would offer a substantial signing bonus. With that number in mind, Robson’s advisor and family hoped the Blue Jays would come close to matching Boston’s potential dollar figures. In the end, Robson elected for the hometown discount to sign with a team he grew up watching. “If it was any other team, Tom wouldn’t have signed (for that money),” added Howard Robson. “He was actually only crossing the

‘t’s and dotting the ‘i’s away from going to college. “But going that route doesn’t guarantee anything and we have seen where it can actually hurt a player’s value. In the end, he gets to play for a team grew up idolizing for the sake of making a little more money. “Given his experience with the national junior team and where he has played, he not just a typical high school pitcher and I have little doubt he will thrive in the environment he is going into.” Robson has done limited bullpen throwing in Dunedin and could be staying put to participate in Fall Instructional League which begins next month. Another option is pitching for the national junior team at the Americas World Junior Qualifier in Columbia.

Pioneers head coach commits to next season with added help MARK BOOTH

It took about as long as time winding down on the 30-second shot clock for the Ladner Pioneers to be looking ahead 2012. It was less than two weeks ago the Pioneers found themselves two wins away from the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association playoff title and making plans to attend the President’s Cup national championships. That quickly unravelled when the TriCity Bandits won games three and four to capture the best-of-five series and the Pioneers decided not to head east to represent B.C. “We had a sponsor who was willing to pay ($17,000) for our plane tickets but only if we were provincial champions,” explained Ladner head coach Bob Taylor. “The thought was we would be going there as B.C.’s best team or it else it would take away the signifi-

cance of being there. Really, it makes a lot of sense.” In the end, the Bandits changed their mind and will be going to Akwesasne after all. Prior to the playoffs even being completed, the league purchased 20 airline tickets at a cost of $15,000 and put pressure on both teams for the winner to commit to the tournament or be on the hook for the balance ($11,000) not being covered by the WCSLA. The Pioneers can at least look back on a campaign that turned out far better than anticipated. Taylor agreed to become head coach just weeks before the start of the regular season and found himself struggling to put a roster together after many players decided not to return. The end result was a youth movement and a boost from the organization’s Senior “C” team for Ladner to be a force again. The Pioneers rolled off a franchise record 12 consecutive

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wins to secure the regular season championship and captured series against Chilliwack and Nanaimo to advance to the finals. Goaltender Kevin Hill was named co-MVP, while Nathan Clare won the league scoring title, was selected to the first all-star team and took rookieof-the-year honours. The Ladner native was unavailable for the finals after suffering a shoulder injury in the Nanaimo series. Other league awards included Quinn Waddington, Travis St. Germain and captain Dave Yee earning spots on the second all-star team. Taylor was named coachof-the-year, Ross Frehlick manager-of-the-year and Lexi Vass trainer-of-theyear. Meanwhile, Taylor has wasted little time in committing to next season. He promises to be active in the recruiting process as the Pioneers look to take a run at representing B.C. at the




Captain Dave Yee was among several Ladner Pioneers to earn league all-star honours after an impressive 2011 campaign that concluded with a loss to Tri-City Bandits in the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association playoff finals. 2012 nationals in Alberta. He also says Frehlick will be taking on a larger role and his wife, former Delta Minor Lacrosse president

Denise Taylor, will be involved on the executive side of the operations. “There are some changes we will be looking to

make,” added Taylor. “We definitely want more of a commitment from the players with the goal being getting to the President’s Cup.”




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U16 national rugby champs It’s been a memorable summer for Tsawwassen’s Shane Dagg who helped B.C. #1 win gold at the National U16 Rugby Championships. B.C.’s run to the title inclued wins over Alberta (31-0), Saskatchewan (29-0), Ontario #1 (19-7), Ontario #2 (35-5), B.C. #2 (29-17) and Newfoundland (885). Dagg, who plays for Bayside, was joined in the tournament by club mates Calixto Martinez, Alex Klassen and Nick Collett.

Tsawwassen pitcher helps Team B.C. win Western title


Tsawwassen’s Alex Davis helped Team B.C. capture gold at the recent Western Canadian Pee Wee AA Baseball Championships in Morden, Manitoba. B.C. produced wins over Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Morden before rolling past Alberta in the final. Davis played all four games at centre field and pitcher. He was one of three pick-ups by B.C. champions Surrey Canadian Cardinals for the tournament.

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Learn to Fly… and so much more Information and registration nights

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Gliding ! Marksmanship ! Weekend survival training Biathlon ! Band ! Drill team/parades Leadership Skills ! Public Speaking ! Summer training camps Sports Nights ! First Aid Training ! Meteorology Aircraft identiOcation ! Community Service ! Duke of Edinburgh Award


Come join us! As part of Canada’s largest youth program we offer many exciting opportunities for youth ages 12 to 18. Please bring a birth certiOcate and Care Card to register. For more information visit us at or contact us via e-mail at

Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30pm @ South Delta Recreation Centre


Bamford helps Team B.C. win gold


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Tsawwassen’s Taylor Bamford in action against Manitoba in the gold medal game.

A summer of preparation and teamwork for a local athlete has resulted in a gold medal at the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops. Taylor Bamford, a Grade 10 student at South Delta Secondary, played for the Team BC women’s basketball squad that won gold wth a 61-60 triumph over Manitoba. In late May, Bamford was selected to the provincial team for U15 girls. The team trained throughout the summer to prepare for the Western Canada Summer Games by playing at tournaments in Lynden, Spokane and Seattle, attending training camps at Quest University in Whistler and UBC Okanagan, and training weekly at facilities around southern B.C. Even though Bamford underwent an

emergency appendectomy in July, she soon rejoined her teammates and coaches on the court after extensive physiotherapy and rehab work. At the Summer Games, Team BC’s round-robin play produced wins over Saskatchewan and Alberta, with a loss to Manitoba. Team BC’s record qualified it for the gold medal game and another chance at Manitoba. During the gold medal game, Team BC built a 19-5 lead after the first quarter but had to endure a missed Manitoba shot at the final buzzer. In the fall, Bamford will continue to train with Basketball BC’s Elite Development Program and looks forward to her season at SDSS.

South Delta Fastpitch*

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Pee Wee A Tryouts Sept. 5, 7 and 8 at Hawthorne Park 5:45 - 7:45 pm

for more info email:

$5 for a $10 voucher for Premium Frozen Yogurt at Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt

Pitching Clinics for all players born in 2002 and older Saturday mornings starting Sept 10, 2011 - Dec 3, 2011 Catchers clinics will be starting in January and be held mid week. To register for clinics email Lee at

*South Delta Fastpitch consists of Ladner Minor Fastpitch Association and Tsawwassen Minor Fastball Association. 08243642



Clinic space is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.

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• Gather all your collectibles and bring them in • FREE admission and NO appointment necessary • We will make offers on the spot if there is interest in the item• Accept the offer and get paid immediately • Free Coffee • Fully Heated Indoor Facility SCRAP GOLD, GOLD COINS, GOLD OUNCES, GOLD PROOF SETS AND DENTAL GOLD ARE OTHER GOLD ITEMS OF INTEREST. IF YOU’RE NOT SURE IF IT’S GOLD, BRING IT IN ANYWAY AND ONE OF OUR EXPERTS WILL BE GLAD TO EXAMINE IT FOR YOU.





• SILVER - Any silver items such as flatware, tea sets, charm bracelets, jewellery and anything marked Sterling or 925 • COINS - Any coins before 1967 (Silver Dollars, Half Dollars, Quarters, Dimes, Half Dimes, Nickels, Large Cents and all others) collectible forgeign coins, rare coins and entire collections • GOLD COINS - All denominations from all parts of the world including Gold Olympic coins • INVESTMENT GOLD - Canadian Maple Leaf, Double Eagle, Gold Bars, Kruggerands, Pandas etc • SCRAP GOLD - All broken gold, used jewellery, any missing pieces (Earrings, Charms, gold Links etc), Dental Gold, Class Rings, Charm Bracelets etc • PLATINUM - Jewellery, Dental, Wiring and anything else made of Platinum • WAR ITEMS - WWI, WWII, War Medals, Swords, Daggers, Bayonets, Civil War Memorabillia etc • JEWELLERY - Diamond Rings, Bracelets, Earrings, loose Diamonds, All Gem Stones etc • PAPER MONEY - All denominations made before 1930, Confederation bills, Large Bills • OTHER COLLECTIBLES - Toys, Train Sets, Dolls, Advertising, Cast Iron Banks, Pottery etc


Coast1665 Hotel Convention - 56th & Street, Delta Centre, Langley City. 604-943-8221 Mon.,20393 August 29 to Fri., September Fraser Hwy. 2 Mon.-Thurs. 9 am - 6 pm Langley, BC Fri 9 am - 3 pm We represent thousands of collectors who are all looking for a variety of collectibles! We have purchased a wide selection of items for our group of collectors. The CCG (Canadian Collectors Group) are a private group of collectors who are looking for unique items in a wide variety of categories.



Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 to Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 9am - 6pm

Roadshow is inisTsawwassen starting August Roadshow in Langley starting February 7th!29th!

By: Terry Inkler

Local Roadshow Expert Examines Some Gold Jewellery

After many very successful shows around the Lower Mainland, The Roadshow is now here here in in Tsawwassen, Langley, BC. So you had better search through your attics and garages, go through your lock boxes and jewellery, because you may be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it! Roadshow experts are here to examine all your antiques, collectibles, gold and silver.

jewellery she was never going to wear anyways. Expert Elijah Gold explains, “We have noticed a substantial increase in the amount of precious metals such as gold and silver coming to the Roadshow, which makes sense considering how high it’s currently trading at. He added, “The Roadshow is great because it puts money in people’s pockets, especially during such hard times. Lots of items that are just sitting around collecting dust in basements and jewellery boxes can be exchanged for money, on the spot!”

During a show near Toronto, a woman came in with a jewellery box that she had just inherited from her late aunt. “I don’t wear jewellery,” explained Barbara Engles, “so it was an easy decision to come down to the Roadshow to sell it”. She was very excited when she was able to walk away with a cheque for over $2,100 for

At another Roadshow event, a woman, named Mira Kovalchek, walked in with a tin full of hundreds of old coins that were given to her as a young child by her grandfather. She finally decided to come in to the Roadshow and see what he had given her. She was ecstatic to learn she had coins dating back to the late 1800’s, some of which were extremely rare.

Roadshow consultant Perry Bruce explains “We had uncovered an 1871 Queen Victoria 50 Cent piece, valued at over $2,000!! She had a nice assortment of coins that were not rare dates, but she was able to sell them for their silver content”. She explains, “I never would have thought that my old tin of coins was worth so much! I can finally afford

Canadian Collectors Roadshow


to renovate my kitchen”. Perry Bruce continued, “Canadian coins prior to 1967, and American coins prior to 1964 are all made with silver, and we have noticed a large increase of customers coming to the Roadshow with coins and cashing them in for their silver value”.

Experts at the Roadshow will evaluate and examine your items, FREE OF CHARGE, as well as educate you on them. The Roadshow sees hundreds of people during a one week event, and they have been travelling across Canada to different cities and towns, searching for your forgotten treasures. Trains, dolls, toys, old advertising signs, pocket watches, porcelain and bisque dolls, pretty much everything can be sold at the Roadshow. Any early edition Barbie’s are sought after by the Roadshow collectors, as well as a variety of Dinky Toys and Matchbox cars. Lionel Trains and a

variety of tin toys can also fetch a price, especially if they are in their original box or in mint condition. If a collector is looking for one of your collectibles, they often make offers to buy them.

A man brought in a 1950’s Marx Tin Toy Robot, in fairly good condition, still in its original box. We were able to locate a collector for that specific toy within minutes, and that gentleman went home with over $700 for his Toy Robot and a few other small toys. So whether you have an old toy car, a broken gold chain, or a Barbie sitting in the closet, bring it down to the Roadshow, we will take a look at it for FREE and it could put money in your pocket!

See you at the Roadshow!


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Lost & Found

FOUND Child’s bike and helmet found at Hawthorne School ball diamond on Sunday evening. Please call to identify. Call: (604) 842-7008



GRANT - Jasmine Crystal

January 21, 1980 – August 19, 2011.

In Loving Memory of a Mother. Daughter, Sister, Auntie, Friend Jasmine Crystal Grant Prayers –Wednesday August 24, 2011, 7:00 pm. Musqueam Gymnasium, 6390 Crown St, Vancouver, BC. Funeral Services Thursday August 25, 2011, 9:30 am Musqueam Gymnasium Burial at Musqueam Cemetery, Lunch to Follow at Musqueam Gymnasium.

LOST Blue and White Male BUDGIE White wings and white tail, Light Blue body, Charlie. BIG REWARD Call: (778) 294-8285 FOUND, DOG, small white/tan fluffy, Found on 48B St. in Ladner. Call to identify. 604-995-4386 FOUND - Ladies eyeglasses & case, Club Monaco brand, vic of 900blk Bayview Drive. call 604-948-2926 LOST KEYS Sat August 6th in Ladner. Quite distinct. Pls Call 604-940-6573 LOST ON Aug 20th, 3pm, corner 56th & 12th a box slid out of truck. Box had Grandmothers Journal. Sentimental value. $50 Reward. Do not care about CD’s. Call Donna 604-943-6579

1220 SPEAR, Kevin Gordon Born August 20, 1981 Passed Away August 18, 2011

Kevin is lovingly remembered by his parents David and Jo-Anne, brothers Adam (Pam), Allan (Tracy), two nephews Dylan and Carson and niece Kayla. He joins his cherished partner Jasmine who also passed recently. Kevin was well loved and will be sadly missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant House.

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Career Services/ Job Search

LIVE & WORK on a New Zealand, Australian or European farm! AgriVenture Global offers rural placement opportunities for young adults ages 18-30. WANT A CAREER IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY? Medical Office & Admin. Staff are needed now! NO EXPERIENCE? NEED TRAINING? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459



Tow Truck Operators

Roadway Towing Ltd. has two positions available for tow truck operators. Applicants must reside in the area in order to meet our contract obligations. Applicants must have a minimum of a class 5 driver’s licence without restrictions. Most importantly chosen applicants must pass a criminal record check prior to being hired. Experience is preferred however training will be provided to the right applicant. Some mechanical skills and an understanding of automobiles is an asset. Shifts include weekends and some on call nights. Company also offers an excellent benefits package. Drivers are paid on commission so the harder you work the more you can make. Resume and drivers abstract can either be faxed or emailed. Fax# 604-940-1793 or email


CLASS ONE DRIVER VITRUM INDUSTRIES, one of the largest glass fabricators in the Pacific Northwest is looking for an experienced Class One Driver. Duties Include: Deliveries; and Knuckle Crane Operation. Education: Valid class one drivers license; Experience operating knuckle crane. Requirements: Winter driving experience; Able to do out of town trips (all expenses paid by employer); Minimum three years driving experience. Compensation: Competitive wages and benefit package available. To Apply: Please email or fax ONLY your resume: By Email:

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General Employment

SHIPPING & RECEIVING CLERK CLERK Our package shipping/receiving Our package shipping/receiving company is qualified company is looking looking for for qualified candidates both candidates both full full and and part-time, part-time, entry level customer entry level customer service/ service/ package picking positions in Point package picking positions in Point Roberts, Washington. Roberts, Washington. Essential duties will include: asEssential duties willwith include: assisting customers package sisting customers package pick-up, answering with phones, compick-up, phones, puter andanswering lifting up to 50 lbs.comThis puter and lifting up 50 lbs. This is a high-energy jobtothat requires the to successfully handle is a ability high-energy job that requires multiple and/or handle tasks. the abilitycustomers to successfully The successful candidate must multiple customers and/or tasks. have accurate keyboarding The successful candidate skills. must If you like a fast paced environhave accurate keyboarding skills. ment focused on serving customIf you like a fast paced environers then this job is for you. ment focusedmust on serving customCandidates be legally able erswork thenin the thisU.S. job Position is for pays you. to Candidates musttobe legally able $11.00 per hour start. Training to work in the U.S. Position pays will be provided. $11.00 perresume hour to to start. Training Submit Nancy at will be provided. Submit resume to Nancy at A STROKE ABOVE (Surrey) seeking F/T Painter. Comp. High School and sev.ABOVE yrs of exp. req’d. A STROKE (Surrey) $ 2 5 / h rF/T . Painter. Comp. e - rHigh es: seeking School and sev. yrs of exp. req’d. $25/hr.


CLEANING LADY wanted for Tsaw. home, 1 day a week, reference pls. call 604 8369311

CLEANING LADY wanted for Tsaw. home, 1 day a week, GREEN needed, part reference THUMB pls. call 604 8369311 time gardening job is avail for a person who is retired and would


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Part to Full time positions available for Property Maintenance business in Tsawwassen for lawncare and general maintenance. Drivers license required. Previous experience & knowledge of Ladner & Tsawwassen an asset. Fax resume to 604-943-2490 or email

love to maintain our beautiful GREEN THUMB needed, part gardens in our job Tsaw home.forpls time gardening is avail a call 604-657-9260 if interested. person who is retired and would love to maintain our beautiful gardens in our Tsaw home. pls NOW HIRING! call 604-657-9260 if interested. Commercial Heat Treating Company requires: ● General Labourers NOW HIRING! Shift work, Monday-Friday, Commercial $11.00 to start.Heat Treating Company requires: Fax resume with references: ● General Labourers 604-590-6490 or email: work, Monday-Friday,

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School District No. 38 (Richmond) (Richmond)

ELEMENTARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHOOL –– NOON-HOUR NOON-HOUR SUPERVISORS SUPERVISORS “Helping to make our schools a safe and welcoming environment.”

“Helping to make our schools a safe and welcoming environment.”

Part-time work while the kids are in school. Part-time work while the kids are in school. School District 38 (Richmond) requires Noon Hour Supervisors for School District 38 (Richmond) requiresand Noon Hour during Supervisors for Elementary schools in school buildings grounds the lunch Elementary schools in school buildings and grounds during lunch break. The shifts will be for 1.5 hours per day on those daysthe that the break. Theareshifts will be for at 1.5school. hours per day on those days that the students in attendance students in attendance at school. supervising groups of young Applicantsaremust have experience elementary must school-aged children plussupervising they must groups be able ofto young report Applicants have experience to any school location onchildren short notice. Early Childhood elementary school-aged plus they must be ableEducation to report courses and other related training suchEarly as First Aid andEducation Conflict to any school location on short notice. Childhood Resolutionandwould preferred. The rate is $20.80 hour, courses otherberelated training suchofaspayFirst Aid andper Conflict which includes 4%beholiday pay. The rate of pay is $20.80 per hour, Resolution would preferred. Applications at the school board office between which includesare4%available holiday pay. 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or on our website. Please submit a Applications are available at the p.m. school board office2nd, between completed application form by 4:00 on September 2011, 8:30 and 4:00#E-NHS-004-11-03 p.m. or on our website. Please submit a quotinga.m. competition to: completed application form by 4:00 p.m. on September 2nd, 2011, Human Resources Department, School District No. 38 (Richmond), quoting competition #E-NHS-004-11-03 to: BC, V6Y 3E3 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond,

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General Employment

RECEPTIONIST for Myne Hair Spa. Full time position available with or without hair dressing experience. RECEPTIONIST Please drop resume@ for Unit Myne1Hair Spa. FullSt. time - 1363 56th position available with or without Tsawwassen. hairHours: dressing experience. Tues. - Sat.

Please drop resume@ Unit 1 - 1363 56th St. Become Tsawwassen. a Registered Personal Trainer. SeeTues. our - Sat. ad under Hours: Education. Hilltop 604-930-8377

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The Now newspaper has an immediate opening for a MULT TI-M MEDIIA REP PORTER PO R to drive coverage of news, features and events in Surrey, North Delta and White Rock. Excellent reporting, photography and multimedia skills are required. The successful candidate will possess high-level writing skills and have demonstrable strengths in accurate, clean reporting and compelling photography. He or she will have a proven ability to dig out, initiate and develop multi-platform stories, and in particular, be able to get ahead of trends in order to break news. He or she should have a wide-ranging interest and knowledge in the issues of the community and should approach the job with creativity and curiosity.

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ALFA GRECO ROMAN RESTAURANT Now Hiring Servers and p/t Bussers Apply in person after 4pm. 1097 - 56th Street, Tsawwassen


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Reporting experience at a newspaper Superior organizational skills Ability to meet tight deadlines Ability to generate and execute story ideas Ability to work constructively as part of a newsroom team Fluency in social media Must have a car and valid driver’s license

Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, with resume and clippings, to Now Editor Beau Simpson by August 26th, 5pm. Email: Mail: Suite 201-7889 132nd Street, Surrey, B.C. V3W 4N2 /


Office Personnel

DISPATCHER Mature Reliable individual needed at local courier service. - 80 calls per day - Some call taking as well - Hours are Mon-Fri 8am-5pm Knowledge of windows/outlook and extensive knowledge of the lower mainland needed Call Sean 604-315-4741



Inside Sales Rep - Richmond Blue Loyal is seeking a full-time B2B Inside Salesperson to phone and email quote requests. We offer an established client base and a casual and creative atmosphere. Promotional products sales experience and fluency in French and English are assets. Salary and commission are negotiable based on experience. Please send resumes to


Teachers/ Instructors

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE TEACHER required for busy daycare in Port Guichon. Mon-Fri. 5hrs/day. 778-233-0875



Langley Forklift Shop looking for Mechanic. Email: prime7@ or fax 604-534-3019 OVE LINDER MANUFACTURING 7927 Houston Rd, DELTA, BC V4G 1M1 needs a F/T PRE-FAB PORTABLE BUILDING MANUFACTURING SUPERVISOR, with at least 3 yrs exp. to oversee manufacturing and installation of portable dome structures. Must have proven track record of safe and durable installation involving welding and vinyl fabric heat sealing.Salary $21.25/hr. Fax resume to: 604 946-8027 or mail to above address.

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Richmond: Aug 28 or Sept 17 Surrey: Every Saturday Also • Bby • Coq • P.Meadows • Van • Lgly Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

ANTIQUE ANTIQUE SOLID SOLID oak oak dining dining room room suite suite made made by by Victoriaville Victoriaville Furniture - over 100 years old. All Furniture over 100 years old. All carved and shaped pedestals and carved fronts. and 52' shaped round pedestals table withand 3 fronts. round table 3 leaves; 652' chairs; buffet withwith mirror leaves; 6 chairs; with offers. mirror and side table.buffet Taking and sideavailable table. Taking offers. Pictures by email. Call Pictures available by email. Call 604-855-7033 or 604-807-8441. 604-855-7033 or 604-807-8441.


PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLOR Training Course Online. Read student comments. No student loan needed. Personal development. Employment assistance included. Text materials provided. MSW instructor. Register at

Hilltop Academy 604-930-8377 $100 New Balance Shoes Voucher to our Oct. class

• Earn up to $70/hr. • Government Financial Aid may be available.

Music/Theatre/ Dance

NEW GREG WEBB ACTING CLASS Sundays 2-6pm, (778) 919-8667



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7:30-9:00 a.m. $10 Early Bird 9am-5pm $1.50 Reg. Admission VENDORS WANTED

Tables: $3500 703 Terminal Ave., Info: 604-685-8843


KERRISDALE ANTIQUES FAIR 250 tables & booths of Antiques & Collectibles under one roof! SEPT 3 & 4 •10AM- 5PM Kerrisdale Arena 5670 East Blvd. @ 41st Ave, Vancouver Admission $7 604-980-3159 •

oak, $1100; Pfaff Creative 1467 10 PIECE formal dining solid sewing machine, woodset, cabinet oak, $1100; Pfaff Creative 1467 $500; 604-943-2731

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Childcare Available

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Fully qualified Mom of 4yr old, central Ladner. Full & part-time daycare in my happy home. Good rates, 1st Aid Cert. Must be ok with friendly pets. References available. Niki 604-306-3554



2 FAMILY raised kittens all colours great personalities. Advantaged & dewormed. $50ea. 1-604-794-5972

RAGDOLL X indoor loving 5 year old cat. Free to a good home, without other pets. 604-534-0899

Hutch and two bookshelves

made by Shilo Furniture. Beautiful Custom MexicanPaid Pine $2500 and -- sell $750 call 604 Hutch twoforbookshelves 940 1261 made by Shilo Furniture. Paid $2500 -- sell for$90, $750 call table 604 4 DOUBLE BED glasS chairs $200, tv cab $30, Call 940 1261 604-943-7871 DOUBLE BED $90, glasS table 4 chairs tv cab $30,&Call SOFA,$200, LOVE seat chair, 604-943-7871 French Prov. floral design, $450; 604-943-5315

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

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VIOLIN MADE by Martin Karall, Vancouver BC in 1987. $2,000 obo. Call Ursula 604-590-5035

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Like puzzles? Then you'll love Sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your Sudoku savvy to the test!

WANT TO BUY a Reel lawn mower, self propelled & gas powered, 604-948-1801 WANTED: One piece STEEL GARAGE DOOR 6'10'' high x 8’11'' wide. Call 604 461-1990

Garage Sale

Garage Sale 2080 Downsizing Garage Sale Boundary Bay

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2003 VW Passat wagon, 1.8L turbo, 117K, grey, 5 spd, great shape, $9000 obo, 604-715-0357

2000 BMW 323 i Auto 5 spd, 167,500 km Immaculate 4 dr, alloy wheels, Aircared, no accid’s, new brakes, green/tan, many more extra’s $6,000 email:

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4350, 604-255-5453

1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, many recent updates, drives nice, $17,000. Call 604-308-9976

1976 VW Westfalia, rebuit 79 engine. many new parts, solid body, $4700 takes, 604-728-7947

2007 DODGE CARAVAN SE $9,980. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12307




2006 FORD Escape XLT, 4wd,1 owner, 130,000 k, auto, cd, no accid $11,800. 604-987-6688


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1987 FIERO, 4 cyl, auto, good running cond. aircared, gas saver, $3600. 604-987-0926

1994 CHEV Impala SS, 167,000 kms, 1 owner, black, 5.7L, auto, serviced at dealer, all records, all original. $3500. 604-988-4416

2004 Kia Magentis 81000 km. Leather. Full ext warranty. EXV6. Loaded. Carfax. 2nd owner .N/S. $5,888 (604) 991-0604

9145 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

12FT ALUMINUM boat, not used in salt walter, ez loader trlr, 4 hp Johnston, 7.5 Mer. outboard, with extras $2000firm, 604-985-1511

2006 JEEP LIBERTY (Jeep 65) 4WD, Low kms, extra clean BCAA inspected. : $12,860. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12274 1980 17FT Double Eagle, w/trlr, 4cyl, Volvo Penta, w/280 leg, runs great, $4500, 604-728-7947

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

At Save on Roofing - specialize reroof/repair★ Fully Ins. WCB. 24/7, Free est. 778-892-1266


14FT ALUMINIUM Naden boat, extra wide & safe, 25 merc electric start motor like new, good trlr, great fishing unit & bargain price $4700 Boyd 604-847-3103

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2010 CHEVY EXPRESS CARGO (A/C) : $19,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12308


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2006 CHEVY Equinox LT heated seats sunroof, pw, ps, 117,600 km, $8500. Ph 604-798-9648

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Collectibles & Classics




2007 CHEV SILVERADO 2500 HD Ext 4X4. No acc’d, clean BCAA inspected and Carproof $19,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12049


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

Sports & Imports






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Garden Soil Mix Lawn & Turf Blends Super Natural Topsoil Composted Black Bark Mulch 100% FirFir Bark Mulch 100% Bark Mulch #1 100Fir Bark Mulch Miracle Mix Soil Top Dressing Blends Sand & Gravel, Rock Hydroseeding Contractor Small Orders Too Volume Discounts

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Painting/ Wallpaper


Scrap Car Removal

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

1992 BAYLINER Classic. 22.7’, beam 8. Completely rebuilt since 2005 incl. new 4.3 Mercruiser V6 190 HP (less than 400hrs). $15k obo. Don Gordon 604-929-7002.

9522 2008 FORD ESCAPE LTD 4WD, leather & much more, super clean BCAA inspected. $18,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12286


Sports & Imports

1999 HONDA Accord Coupe, 2 dr, 5 spd, cd, black, 196K, great cond. $3850 obo, 604-272-5355


2004 PLEASURE- WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $59,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005


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2005 250 YAHAMA Quad 4X2 900 KM, winch + buddy seat $ 2,000 Call 604-853-8825

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