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They may running as independents, but allegiances are forming in the race for Delta council seats. Unlike traditional municipal election campaigns, which saw candidates, especially incumbents, run on party slates, this year’s election follows the 2008 model where hopefuls are running as “independents.” Mayor Lois Jackson and councillors Robert Campbell and Scott

Hamilton, who left TriDelta three years ago, are once again running as independents, although that might be in name only. They are part of an electoral organization called the Delta Independent Voters Association, which this time around also includes Ian Paton, who won last year’s byelection. Coun. Bruce McDonald is once again running on his own, although he’s endorsing former councillor Jeannie Kanakos’s bid to get back on council as well

as school trustee Laura Noting it’s up to Dixon. McDonald to say Coun. Heather King, whether he supports who is running for any of the mayoral mayor against Jackson, candidates, King said John Meech and forshe’s impressed mer councillor Krista with the leadership Engelland, is also runand track record of ning as an independent, McDonald, a longtime although she is endorscouncillor. ing newcomer Neil “I have said wholeCoun. Bruce Corbett’s bid for counheartedly I would McDonald cil. She also told the like to see Bruce Optimist she supports McDonald McDonald back on council. I and Kanakos. work very well with him and

I think he’s a very honourable person and a very good councillor. Although I haven’t publicly endorsed Bruce until this point, you can say I am a fan of Bruce McDonald.” When asked for a response, McDonald expressed surprise about the support, noting he’s not prepared at this juncture to throw his support behind any of the mayoral candidates, although that may change later in the campaign. See CANDIDATES page 3

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Company not returning profit yet School district’s efforts to generate revenues lead to Delta Global Campus marketing exams overseas

than anticipated, caused, according to the report, for the most part by the timeconsuming nature of helping overseas students and their parents understand the B.C. school system and the slowness with which ILC has begun to market Delta’s exams “As a result of lower than expected revenues, Delta Global Campus and

ILC have restructured their agreement to guarantee minimum revenues from ILC recoupable against Challenge sales. This will allow Delta Global Campus a predictable cash flow to manage its expenses,” the report states. The report also notes Delta Global Campus is involved in discussions with the Ministry of Education

and there have been “positive signs” the ministry will make changes to allow school district companies to offer online courses to students living overseas. Delta’s venture is a founding member of a new association that is negotiating directly on behalf of school district companies with the ministry. Lois Wilkinson, the

board chair of Delta Global Campus, told the Optimist while it hasn’t made money yet, the opportunities look promising. She said Premier Christy Clark’s recent announcement about increasing international students here could also open new doors, although more details are needed. The premier announced in September her government would take steps to increase the number of international students who study in B.C. by 50 per cent over the next four years. She said international students currently generate about 22,000 jobs in B.C. and bring an estimated $1.25 billion into the provincial economy. “It would help because students write the exams before they come here, so they’d have a leg up. But none of the details are available yet. What we don’t know is what part of the program will focus on post secondary and what part will focus on the K to 12,” said Wilkinson. The seven-member board of Delta Global Campus will undergo some changes as chair Brent Koot and director Sue Thomas will be leaving. Wilkinson will take over Koot’s position, but that still leaves two board vacancies.

to see through the claims by the others who are calling themselves independents. “It kind of links you with them and takes their attention to you and all that kind of nonsense. I was speaking to someone recently who said everybody is calling themselves independent but they’re all linked up to each other. I said, ‘Yes, they’re

all independent all together,’” Peterson quipped. “I want to be able to still put forward my voice that is respectful to the people I’ve been working with without it being hijacked by any politicking or politician,” she added. Engelland said the only council candidate she’s endorsing is Sylvia Bishop,

who’s trying to crack council for the first time. She said she shares the same viewpoints on many issues, including the preservation of farmland. Engelland is part of a new electoral organization called One Delta, but she’s officially the only candidate representing the group. Renew Delta, meantime,

is the only other electoral organization in the race, boasting newcomers Garth Cuthbert and Ranj Heer as council candidates. On his blog, Cuthbert noted while the incumbent councillors are calling themselves independents, few motions in the current term were not approved unanimously.

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The Delta school district’s fledgling company has yet to turn a profit. Figures made available at the recent annual general meeting of Delta Global Campus show the venture, which is trying to sell exams overseas, had a deficit of approximately $4,800 for the fiscal year ending 2011. Established by the Delta school board three years ago, the company’s goal is to be another revenue generator for a district that’s been dealing with declining enrollment. The school district is the sole shareholder of Delta Global Campus. The company specializes in selling Challenge exams to overseas students who are looking for course credit in order to graduate with a B.C. curriculum. Students can write exams in a number of subjects before arriving here to become international students. Delta Global Campus entered into a marketing agreement this past year with Interactive Learning Corporation, which also has marketing agreements with other school district companies. According to the Delta Global Campus annual report, “Like most other

Lois Wilkinson is the new chair of Delta Global Campus, the Delta school district’s for-profit business venture. school district business companies, we have found it difficult to maintain a steady revenue stream. However, through our agreement with our marketing company, ILC, we expect to have a more predictable cash flow this coming year.” The number of exams written by students in their home country was lower

CANDIDATES from page 1 “I might at the end of the day, but right now I’m running as an independent and with Jeannie (Kanakos), we’re helping each other, and Laura Dixon, of course,” said McDonald. The veteran councillor, who was first elected in

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November 2, 2011 The Delta Optimist A5

Council newcomers face daunting task

It’s difficult to knock off an incumbent, but eight are hoping to impress enough voters to do the trick this year The eight candidates hoping to become Delta councillors face a familiar challenge in trying to unseat incumbents. Sylvia Bishop, Scott Broderick, Andrew Conley, Neil Corbett, Garth Cuthbert, Ranj Heer and Fabian Milat are trying to get on council for the first time in this month’s municipal election. Also in the race is Jeannie Kanakos, a former councillor trying to return to the table after a three-year hiatus. “It’s always more difficult for a new candidate to get on board, regardless of how long an incumbent has been on,” said Corbett, a longtime community volunteer. “But even before making a decision to run, you have to look at if there’s some kind of need for change. Right away, (Coun.) Heather King was running for mayor, so that created some space. But I had to ask myself did the public sentiment really warrant any change? I spoke to a lot of people and it seemed there was,” he said. A big problem for newcomers, especially independents, trying to get on for the first time is the financial aspect, noted Corbett. “Unless you’re an incumbent with some big group or businesses behind you, or activists, you’re pretty much on your own and don’t see those big corpo-

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rate dollars.” is working hard, Corbett has door knocking received endorseand meeting as ments from CUPE many as the peoLocal 454 as well ple as possible. I as King. truly appreciate Milat, a threethat it takes time term school trustee to earn the votwho is running for ers’ trust and I Andrew Conley certainly don’t both council and Council the Delta school take that for candidate board, said he granted,” said believes his expeKanaoks, who rience on the board gives is also endorsed by Delta him the name recognition firefighters. needed to crack council. Sylvia Bishop, who is “For new people getting photographed with the likes into politics, it’s not easy of MLAs Vicki Huntington to jump right into elected and Guy Gentner as well as office. This is my seventh former mayor Beth Johnson election. I lost the first on her website (Huntington three elections before I got has not publicly stated an elected three times.” endorsement though), can As far as how to unseat also be considered a familan incumbent, Broderick iar name. She ran against stated, “At the end of the Ian Paton in last year’s day, if a newcomer wants council by-election, placing to knock off an incumsecond and winning several bent, you need to be real, polls. personable and willing to Conley, who has received take that little extra time endorsements from CUPE to build relationships with Local 454 and Delta South those who you are asking NDP candidate Nic Slater, to represent. And if you said he’s been door knockreally want to increase your ing and relying on social chances further, you need media to spread his word. to stop acting as a politician He noted he’ll be meetand be a public servant. ing people at dog parks as People want to feel conanother strategy. nected to city hall and that Cuthbert and Heer are council and mayor truly part of a new electoral orgaunderstand what their needs nization called Renew Delta are and why.” and Heer said response Kanakos, whose husband to the group has been Nick is running for school extremely positive. board, said getting an While all the candidates endorsement from incumare calling themselves bent Bruce McDonald independents, on a recent should help her chances. blog Cuthbert noted once “It’s the same for me as a group forms, including a it is for anybody, and that local government council,

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zations thought it would be a good idea to meet with our industrial park members and other businesses to address the problem and perhaps move ahead with some action.” During meetings at each industrial park, police reinforced their ongoing appeal that all crimes, no matter how minor, need to be reported, reiterating the “no call too small” message. During the dialogue sessions the various parties agreed that safety and security in Delta’s industrial parks is everyone’s responsibility. They also discussed keeping an eye out for each other by way of neighbour awareness or through more structured programs such as Neighbourhood Watch. Participants said they came away from the sessions with a new level of awareness about the issues. “Not only did they become more accepting of the need for local businesses to become more proactive, they also came to understand more about how they might do that,” said Tait. “They said they came to appreciate the support which can come from the

community in various ways, including the police, but not just the police. “I have to give a tremendous thank you to Delta police chief Jim Cessford and his team of senior officers and other staff for their participation in, and commitment to, this challenge for our industrial park members and other businesses. We cannot do it without them.” Business stakeholders, police and the chamber of commerce have committed to form a working group to identify technical solutions and best practices for crime reduction and public safety in the industrial parks. To facilitate these efforts, the chamber will inaugurate a Delta Industrial Parks Crime and Safety Committee. This committee will develop solutions and disseminate crime and safety best practices to organizations operating in Delta’s industrial parks. Businesses and organizations within Delta wishing to participate can contact the chamber at 604-9464232 or via e-mail at admin@deltachamber.ca.

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TED MURPHY

MURPHY’S LAW There are countless things Canadians wish for these days, but I’m guessing more politicians doesn’t even come close to making that list. Yet that’s what we’ll be getting thanks to a Conservative majority government that has approved the addition of 30 MPs to the 308 that currently govern this country. Last week’s move is intended to ensure the fastest-growing parts of the country (B.C., Alberta and Ontario) are adequately represented in the House of Commons so every Canadian’s vote carries roughly the same weight. With vast population discrepancies between provinces and constitutionally-enshrined protections, it will never be completely fair, but the Harper government is attempting to improve upon the imbalance that exists today. It’s a laudable approach, but I’m not sure throwing more politicians at a problem is ever the right answer. The extra 30 MPs are going to cost Canadian taxpayers roughly $15 million more annually, and almost as much at every election. That’s hardly significant in relation to the overall budget, but neither is it chump change in the real world. But more than the cost, it’s the path we’re following, one that has no apparent end and could bloat Ottawa to absurd proportions. As Canada continues to grow, the government will add MPs, roughly one for every additional 100,000 people. So when the country’s population reaches the 40- and 50-million mark, the House of Commons will balloon to 400 and then 500 MPs. At what point do we say enough is enough? Let’s face it, the power in any government is concentrated in a few positions, so adding hundreds of backbenchers simply to adhere to a particular policy or philosophy seems like a colossal waste of money. That’s not to say we should throw out the premise of representation by population, a founding pillar of this country, but surely we can inject some 21st century rationalization to its application. At some stage the MP-for-every100,000-people idea will prove too unwieldy, an unmanageable throng of politicians that Parliament Hill simply can’t accommodate. Housing them all would obviously cause logistical problems, but it’s more the notion that only so many people can constructively be involved in any debate. At some time, and I believe we’re already well past that point, it just becomes a numbers game. How many dozens, or hundreds, of MPs do we have to add before we come to the realization that bigger isn’t always better?

Fiscal record not as glowing as recent award suggests STEVE GRAHAM

COMMUNITY COMMENT In my column of Oct. 21, I noted that, in the last fiscal year, the Corporation of Delta’s operating expenditures increased at a rate of 9.5 times that of general inflation and suggested that voters consider this to be a major election issue. On his website, mayoral candidate John Meech (who was a participant in the advocacy group to devise a plan to develop the Southlands) analyzes Delta’s “total expenditures and tax draw” in the longer period, from 2006 to 2011. He concludes Delta’s total expenditures and tax draw increased by 36 per cent in this six-year period, while general inflation increased by only eight per cent. He concludes the “cumulative rate of tax increase from 2006 is 4.5 times the rate of inflation.” While our numbers differ, Meech and I appear to agree that increasing rates of municipal spending are alarming.

You would think the candidates would take some effort to address this issue. However, if you go to the www.votediva.ca website (DIVA is the party consisting of the four “independent, non-party” candidates in Mayor Lois Jackson and councillors Robert Campbell, Scott Hamilton and Ian Paton), the headline announces “Strong, Stable, Consistent & Fiscally Responsible Leadership.” If you click to the “Accomplishments” page, you see the claim of fiscal responsibility is validated by “Received National award for ‘Municipal Fiscal Responsibility’ achieving 10 yr average of keeping increases to just over cost of inflation.” This award is also cited on the Delta website and was reported twice in the Optimist. In accepting the award, Jackson called it a validation of Delta’s fiscal policy: “It is an honour to be recognized for the strong financial management and fiscal restraint exercised by myself and this council over the last several years.” However, the award was not a national one, but rather presented (just before the election) by the Vancouver chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. The association compared the costs

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imposed by each municipality in the Lower Mainland on a hypothetical standardized real estate project. Delta was lauded for an average annual cost increase of only 2.33 per cent from 2001 to 2011 (compared with the cited increase in the CPI of 1.79 per cent). In other words, the mayor and councillors were lauded for keeping costs low for developers. The mayor is extending and misrepresenting this award to allege that, under her administration, Delta is being “recognized for the strong financial management and fiscal restraint.” Rather, her administration has been characterized by extravagance. Evident examples include the unnecessary trips to India and Europe, the $30,000-plus cost of trips to Ottawa for meetings, the SUVs for suites inspectors, the generous pay raises for herself and the councillors, and so on. In summary, an association of Vancouver developers gave Jackson an award for keeping increases in development cost charges lower than other Lower Mainland municipalities, but costs that developers don’t pay are transferred to resident taxpayers. Do you want your municipal expenditures and taxes to keep increasing substantially and exponentially?

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November 2, 2011 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Lots of love for Little House

Editor: On behalf of the board of directors for the Little House Society, I would like to thank the citizens of South Delta for their ongoing support and encouragement. Last month our society held what we called a Gratitude and Grace Event to thank folks for their kind donations and words of encouragement regarding the rebuilding of our “little house.” As readers may know, this new facility will be used as a meeting place and educational centre, primarily for addressing substance abuse and addiction. To date we’ve raised more than $215,000 in cash and in-kind products and services, leaving us with $35,000 still to raise in order to complete the project. We are delighted with the response and are confident the remaining money will be forthcoming in the

coming weeks. Our Gratitude and Grace Event was held at the newly renovated Kirkland House, and despite the morning rain (the sun did shine down on us later in the day), we had a great turnout. I’d also like to thank Colin Campbell at the Kirkland House Foundation for making their beautiful facility available to us. We had held our first strategic planning meeting at Kirkland House so it felt like we had come full circle. It was wonderful to have a number of our local politicians drop by to show their support, and I’d like to thank each of them. I’d also like to offer a huge thank you to the volunteers who worked so hard to make the event such a success, the musicians who provided the entertainment, and to Thrifty Foods for supplying the snacks and cake.

I’m not going to name all our volunteers as they know who they are, but I do have to single out Heather Hale who headed up the committee and worked tirelessly to ensure the event ran smoothly. Lastly, and most importantly, I want to thank those folks who came out because they’d been reading about the Little House in the local papers and wanted to learn more about us, and to tell us in person how strongly they felt what we were doing is important and necessary for our community. Building a new facility is one thing, but the real work comes in developing educational strategies to help reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drug abuse. We are all so appreciative the people of South Delta are fully behind us. Jim Stimson President Little House Society

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in-bed day.” The colleague nodded, and looked at me sadly. “If only,” he said. If only, indeed. If only we knew that stay-in-bed weather would last a day or two, or a couple of fortnights, max. We know differently. Stay-in-bed weather, of course, will be with us for months — at least, for those of us unable to winter in Puerto Vallarta. In an ideal world, I would do what people ought to do during stay-in-bed weather. I would brew a pot of coffee, find myself a novel and a bagel and jam, and stay beneath the covers. I would crank up the heat and disregard the sideways rain and rise only to brush my teeth. I would do some Sudoku, and perhaps a bit of mending. I would paint my nails, and fill my sketchbook. I would consult recipe books and plot menus. I would have a cat at my feet and a phone at my side. I would spend two hours on the telephone, calling sisters

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Second annual event set for this Saturday will have international flavour “Remember, remember, the fifth of November...” It is the date parishioners of St. David’s Anglican Church in Tsawwassen are

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frozen fruit pies stockpiled for sale, while other church crafters have products of their various trades. Christmas angel ornaments, fused-glass jewelry, suncatchers and original artwork greeting cards are but a few of the items offered for sale. Adding to the overseas flavour of Ten Thousand Villages and its focus on promoting fair trade, the International Community Empowerment Society will promote its work in

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November 2, 2011 The Delta Optimist A23 Coming Events Clubs & Groups %Drop in to hear about the eligibility for Canada’s Public Pensions (Canada Pension & Old Age Security) including the Guaranteed Income Supplement & Allowances. The new changes to the CPP Retirement benefit will be covered. Presented by Service Canada. Thursday, Nov. 3 - Ladner Pioneer Library and Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Tsawwassen Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. %The Cammidge House and Boundary Bay Regional Park Volunteers are meeting on Friday, Nov. 4 at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park from 10 a.m. to noon. We will discuss the events we are planning for the year, such as Christmas with Santa, Birds on the Bay, etc. Contact Ursula Easterbrook for more info: 604-948-1749. %The South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets every second Wednesday of the month at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre, Tsawwassen. The next meeting is Nov. 9. Open to all levels of therapeutic touch and anyone interested

in an introduction to this healing modality. For more info and to register call Frances at 604-948-1652 or Selena at 604-952-4175. %Go Green Delta book and film group will watch a video about green cleaning for a healthy home on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., at the Tsawwassen Library. Some discussion to follow. Please join us. %Registered Disability Savings Plan RDSP information session (federal government grants and bonds for people with disabilities) on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Delta Community Living Society, 1-3800-72nd St., Delta. To register, contact Joanne Fee jfee@dcls.ca, 604-946-9508 ext. 222. For more info, contact Si Stainton sstainton@dcls.ca, 604-952-6490. %Please join the Delta Nats on Monday evening, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House on Boundary Bay in Tsawwassen. Our presentation will be entitled “The Mysterious Marbled Murrelets.” Seniors %The Kin Jam Band

will entertain Nov. 8 and 22 from 1:30 to 4 pm at KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. The bar will be open. 604-943-0225. Special Events %An Evening in Paris Extravaganza. An exciting evening with Susan Wells “The Decorator Coach” - a home decorator specialist, humorist and inspirational speaker. Friday, Nov. 4 from 7-9 p.m. at Ladner Christian Fellowship. Tickets cost $12 per person and includes refreshments, gifts, door prizes and shopping at the Parisienne Market. 604946-4430. %The Delta Music Makers Concert Band is holding a Concert of Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 6, at the KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen (formerly known as the Kin Centre). Admission is by donation for this 2 to 4 p.m. event. %Delta District Parent Advisory Council, DTA and CUPE are hosting an All Candidates’ meeting for Delta School Board Trustees on Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at Genesis Theatre, Ladner.

%Creative Treasures eighth Christmas Craft Fair. 25 crafters offer an exciting selection of treasures for Christmas decorating and giving. A wide selection of Christmas decorations, fashion accessories, art work, soaps, jam, jellies, and sweet and savory mixes. Wednesday, Nov. 9 to Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at East Delta Hall. Admission is free and refreshments are available. creativetreasures@dccnet.com. %To honour Canadian veterans a pub sing along with the ElderCollege Singers will be held at KinVillage, 5430, 10th Avenue, Tsawwassen, Nov. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. The bar will be open and hot appetizers will be served. Admission is by donation. 604-943-0225. Fund Raisers %The third annual Harvest Dance will be taking place at the Ladner Fishermen’s Hall, 4481 Savoy Street on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Live music by Earl and the Oulichans, cash bar. Tickets are $15 and available at Angela’s Boutique (604-946-5211) or Shelley Mantle (604-946-

1076). All proceeds towards painting the hall. %Join us for the fourth Annual Nail-trim-a-thon for the Delta Homeless Animal Fund. Nov. 5 from 1-4 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Animal Hospital. Bring your furry friends in for a nail trim by donation - cats, dogs, rabbits, even birds. There will be a sealed bid auction and coffee and refreshments available. For more information call 604-943-9385. Special Events %Rock & Gem Show - Nov. 5 & 6 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free event for the entire family - demos, displays, sales and prizes - hosted by the Delta Rockhounds at the South Delta Rec. Centre on 56th Street in Tsawwassen. Arts %Hummingbird Ministries Peace through the Arts Festival, featuring Aboriginal & various inter-cultural performers and artists, South Delta Baptist Church, 1988 56th St., Delta, on Friday, Nov. 4, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 604-6125577 or hummingbird.min-

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Toques and mittens will be as important on the equipment checklist as mouth guards and cleats when the South Delta Sun Devils head to Kelowna next week for the provincial “AAA” girls field hockey championships. For the first time in recent memory, the 16-team tournament returns to the Okanagan where sub zero temperatures can come into play. It means being well equipped especially for morning games slated to start at 8 a.m. However, longtime South Delta head coach Neil McLennan is not overly concerned about the possibility of frigid conditions and suggests it may even be an improvement over the typical wet weather each year in Burnaby. “The worst possible weather you can be playing in is a steady driving rain and we have definitely had our share of it over the years,” he said. “The girls are cold and wet which makes it very difficult.

You’re not going to see that kind of rain up there and playing in the cold isn’t really a factor if you are prepared for it.” The Sun Devils will be seeded second after successfully defending their title at last week’s Fraser Valley Tournament in Coquitlam, where they defeated Heritage Woods 1-0 in the championship game. A first half goal from Caitie Brown was all the Devils would need although they generated many more scoring chances with three shots finding the framework. Junior national team member Emma Mackie was dominant in midfield, while goaltender Ayla van Agertan was solid in earning the shutout, with excellent defensive work in front of her. Earlier, South Delta opened the tournament with a 5-0 win over Port Moody, then rolled past Glen Eagle 6-0. “The girls were the best team at the tournament and while we may have played a little below our full potential in the final game, we

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Vancouver. They have wasted little time getting right back in the gold medal hunt again. “There are about five or six teams that could win this and we are one of them,” McLennan. “We should get a favourable draw being the second seed but that’s as long as we do what we have to do in pool play.” The championships start next Wednesday.

Free seminars will focus on athletic scholarship process Green. “I have found that so many families are in the same situation that we were in... confused and overwhelmed, desperately searching for the information and process that would lead us in the right direction.” Green began acquiring knowledge from some of the top coaches, recruiters and scouts in North America when he was seeking a scholarship for his son, Taylor. He says Taylor received a tremendous number of university and college scholarship offers and was able to select the school that best met his academic, athletic and financial goals. This year, Taylor was a member of the

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Natalie Burt-Carrol has wasted little time in tasting success in competitive rowing.

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The Canadian Collectors Roadshow is Coming to Town! TRADE TRADE IN IN YOUR YOUR OLD OLD UNWANTED UNWANTED JEWELLERY, JEWELLERY COINS OR COLLECTIBLES FOR THE CASH PAY YOUOFF NEED! FOR THE CASH YOU NEED TO HELP THOSE HOLIDAY BILLS! BRING IN YOUR OLD COINS

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• 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

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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

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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.

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KOOISTRA, Melle

Melle of Ladner, BC passed away on October 29, 2011 at the age of 75 years. He is survived by his loving wife Grace, daughters Kim of Campbell River, Stephanie of Langley, son Alex of Ladner, 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Kathy Taylor of Calgary, Greta McInnes of Calgary, brother Pieter Kooistra of Penticton, nieces, nephews and friends. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Christian Reformed Church, 4594 54A Street, Ladner, BC, Rev. Henry Jonker officiating, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers donations to the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040

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PEACOCK, Shirley Elizabeth (nee Robson)

Shirley was born February 6, 1927 in Vulcan, Alberta, and resided in Ladner for the past 45 years. She passed away peacefully on October 26, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband Gordon Peacock in 1984 and her sister Eileen Robson in 2009. She is survived by her daughter Carrie, her son Brent, and her grandsons Ryan, Fab and Matteo. Special thanks to her dear friend Darleen Harris, the staff at West Shore Laylum, her friends from the Tsawwassen United Church and Delta Hospice volunteers for their care, support and prayers. A private burial service will be held for the family. A tea will be held in Shirley’s honour – please contact Delta Funeral Home at 604-946-6040 for further details. “Rest in peace Mom.”

KER, Donald James

Don passed away, with his family by his side, after a hard fought battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Margaret Ker, he is survived by Vicki, his wife of 36 years, his son Jason, daughter Chelsea and grandson Jacob. Also survived by his sister Carolyn and brother-in-law Burt, brother Bill, their families and many good friends. Don was born in Montreal in 1948 and moved to Vancouver in 1975. He loved the West Coast. Don worked at Canadian Airlines for almost 20 years, then later at ICBC for almost 10 years until he retired. Since then, he spent much time travelling to Ottawa to help his Mom until her passing; he also enjoyed volunteering at DYSL (Delta Youth Support Line) Wearhouse in Tsawwassen. Don was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. There was nothing he loved more than being “Pop-Pop” to his grandson Jacob. Our thanks to the incredible staff at the BC Cancer Agency, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Delta Hospital, so many of whom went above and beyond what was required. Donations may be made in lieu of flowers to any of the above-mentioned organizations, or to the DYSL WearHouse in Tsawwassen. We invite you to join us for a Celebration of Don’s life on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at 2:00 pm with reception to follow at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta, BC. “He was more than a man, yet less than a god. He was a Hero, a Legend and Legends never die.” On-line condolences may be placed at: www.deltafuneral.ca

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THOMSON Robert (Bert) Thomas Passed away peacefully at Comox Valley Seniors Village, Courtenay on Wednesday October 12, 2011 at the age of 85. Bert was born on August 17, 1926 in Matsqui, BC and moved to Nicomen Island with his parents Tom and Rosa shortly thereafter. He spent many of his early years working on his father’s farm and then together with wife Lois on their own dairy farm on Nicomen Island. He left to take on milk testing career with the DHIA, first to Royston in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and then to Ladner in 1966 while servicing Delta/Richmond. He then moved on to a long term janitorial role with the Delta School District. He retired from the school district and took full time employment looking after his yard and garden helping to keep family and friends supplied with fruit and vegetables. Predeceased by his wife, Lois , daughter, Vickie brother, Kenneth and sisters, Vernice, Dorothy and Agnes. Survived by son Bill (Penny), Grandchildren Ross, Kyle, Janet and Michael, great grandchildren, Dominic, Ariel, Ethan, Xander, Hannah, and Henry, brother Stewart (Inga) and sisters Margaret (Dudley) and Marion.

WEBER, Edgar C. Passed away peacefully at Evergreen Baptist Campus of Care on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the age of 83. Ed will be lovingly missed and remembered by his beloved wife of 61 years Lee; his daughter Jan and son Lance; grandsons Shawn and Aaron; and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Ed’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Gracepoint Community Church (Salon A), 3487 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC.

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EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS to provide educational and functional support to students with special needs, in and out of the classroom and participate in the implementation of the educational, emotional, social and physical programs for students. The required qualifications for these positions are: a certificate in a Special Education Assistant program from a recognized institution including work experience or a practicum component at both an Elementary and Secondary school. The rate of pay is $24.49 per hour. Please quote competition #E-EA-001-11-03. NOON HOUR SUPERVISORS to provide supervision duties inside and outside schools to ensure a safe environment for students during the lunchtime break. Incumbents also perform other minor clerical duties as assigned. Experience supervising groups of Elementary school-age children and adolescents and strong interpersonal skills are required. First aid and Conflict Resolution courses would be an asset. The rate of pay is $20.80 per hour. Please quote competition #E-NHS-001-11-03. SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS to work on a casual basis throughout the school district. The work involves the operation of school buses used to transport students within the district and on field trips. Applicants should have a demonstrated safe driving history, as represented by a driver’s abstract from the Motor Vehicle Branch. Practical working knowledge of school bus maintenance and repair requirements, along with the ability to deal in a friendly, courteous and effective manner with a variety of passenger situations is required. Drivers must also possess a good knowledge of the Greater Vancouver geographic locations, road and traffic patterns. The successful applicant will have a valid B.C. Class 2 driver’s license with an air brake endorsement and at least one year work experience in the operation of passenger buses. The rate of pay is $23.90 per hour. Please quote competition #E-SBD-002-11-03. Kindly submit a completed application form along with your resume, quoting the appropriate competition number, by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4th, 2011. Applications are available at the School Board office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at Human Resources, School District No. 38 (Richmond), 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 3E3 We appreciate the interest of all applicants but advise that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. For further information, please visit our website: www.sd38.bc.ca OUR FOCUS IS ON THE LEARNER

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Trades/Technical

WELDERS AGI ENVIROTANK in Biggar, Sk. requires experienced welders. Relocation to Biggar required. $30/hr DOE. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Forward resume to: info@envirotank.com or fax: 306-948-5263.

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The Delta Museum & Archives Society is seeking an experienced fundraising manager to assist with implementing a direct mail campaign. The individual will be responsible for developing a donor database management system using DonorPerfect . He/she will develop a direct mail program including prospect identification, entry of information into the database, mailing, receipting and accounting processes, preparation of analysis reports and the development of campaign materials. Highly organized with the ability to meet deadlines, the candidate is comfortable working independently as well as within a team. Ideally, she/he will have a relevant diploma in fundraising, communications or not-for-profit accounting and 3-5 years experience in a fundraising office, or combined equivalent of education and experience. Proficiency in MS Office; proven experience in developing donor database management systems is essential. Familiarity with AFP principles and practices and Revenue Canada’s tax regulations is desired. This position, to be filled immediately, will require up to 20 hours/ week - with potential for an extension based on available funding. Applications are to be received before Saturday, November 12, 2011. Apply online at www.deltamuseum.ca include resume and cover letter with expected hourly rate.

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Fairs/Bazaars

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Local artisans, gift baskets, baked goods, silent auction, Ten Thousand Villages, Gogo Grannies, & I.C.E.S. Morning coffee/lunch in Kitchen Cafe´.

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PORTABLE D/W green w/maple top & small apt size freezer w/table top lid. 604-250-2505

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Pen Delfin

Collection of 196 different Pen Delfin pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.

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Furniture

8 PC Q br ste, expresso colour, $1750. 6 mth old tv stand urban barn $650. 604-943-1866 GORGEOUS ANTIQUE solid pine single bed, mattress, side table $500 Call 604-943-8549

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4020 AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL blonde, p/b pups with papers vet. shots, dewormed ready now, Vanc. $500 obo. 604-708-1752

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PALM SPRINGS Condo. 1 bdrm, 2 baths, fully eq. pool, weekly/ monthly. Nov/Dec 778-434-2334

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GOLDEN DOODLE pup, male, born May 10, all shots $500. owner incapacitated 604-824-8449

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LABRADOODLE PUPS, black & chocolate, 1st shots, dewormed, $1200, Abbts. 1-604-751-4048

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PITT BULLS, 3 boys, 1 girl 8wks. ready, shots, view parents, see history. $350 obo. 604-504-0738

REG/ BELGIAN Shepherd Malinois pups, top European working bloodlines. Avail mid Nov. vet checked, vac. 1-250-333-8862 weldonbay@gmail.com

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LAYING BROWN HENS. Tame. Laying well. $7.00 each. Cloverdale. ★ 604-541-0007

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New Westminster

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SAT, 2-4PM, #309-16233-82 Ave. Exec 3 BR t/hse, 2.5 baths, $329,800. Herbie Kelsi, Royal Pacific Realty, 604-616-1225, or Kim Nguyen, 604-716-9470

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4895-55B St, Ladner 1 & 2 bedroom available. Spacious suites, balconies, rent incls heat & hot water, prkg available. Refs. N/P.

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LADNER 1 bdrm $795 & 3 bdrm $1,040 incl., heat, h/w, prkg. Some pets ok. No dogs. No smoking. 604-940-8726 TSAW - 1 BR lrge 800sf, $720. nr amens, quiet mature tenants, h/w, heat/cble incl. u/g prkg avail, ns np n/BBQ 604-948-0543 TSAW EXEC top flr, 2 br, 2 bath, all appls, w/d & f/p, nr all ammens, n/p, no BBQ, $1750 incl heat, courtesy prkg,avail 604-943-6163. TSAWWASSEN COURT 1 Br $900, 2 Br $1100 new reno, quiet, Incl heat/hw. 778-999-6853

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LADNER, nice 1 bdrm g/l of house, nr bus, leisure centre and hospital, across from park, on a quiet deadend street, gas f/p, own w/d, Avail Nov 1, $775 incl hydro, Call Rick 604-788-3991

2BD N.Delta Bright 2 bdrm suite, own laundry, patio, schools,transit, $850+ 40% utilities. 778−987−4124

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1BR NEW reno semi furn shrd ldry, $680, Nov 15. pref sgl /mature working ns 604-307-9894

3 BR, Tsaw. top flr. w/view, 1.5 bath, sun room w/new large deck, 5 appls, $1700+utils, Nov 1, refs. 604-943-8998 .. 604-250-4409

3BDRM/2BTH Upper half house near bus/ schools.Fenced yard,storage, gas FP. N/S. Avail. Dec. 1. $1400/m.+50% utilities. 604-943-1080. LADNER 1 br suite, ns, np, no laundry, $600 incl util. Nov 1st. 604-952-0005 or 604-506-1015

SFU Surrey Modern NEW Studio $548/m incl util, shred ladry, Internet Near Skytrain. np/ns 778−227−6028

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SUBSIDIZED Townhouses for moderate income earners If you make min. $38,000/yr up to max. $57,000/yr, you qualify for a 2bd home $950/mth. If you make min. $42,000/yr up to max. $63,000/yr, you qualify for a 3 bd home $1050/ mth. Newly renovated, 4 appls., 1 1/2 baths, small pet allowed, 2 car car− port. Close to schools & shopping. Showing between 2−4 p.m. Sat, Oct. 29. Go to Suite #8 at that time or call (604) 543−6176. If you get fax line when you call, pls hang up & call back immediately as experiencing ph. problems.

4 BR, 3.5 bath, family, theatre & computer room, $2200+ utils, ns np, avail now, 604-728-3874

2BDRM newly renovated mobile home on acreage with views No Pets $1,200 Monthly Call: (778) 846-6094 FURN. EXEC Upper Tsaw, all utils incld, DVR, Hi spd net, Nov 1 to May, refs req. 604-943-9845

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Office/Retail Rent

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Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $595 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Now. Call 778-846-5275

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

TSAWWASSEN Greensview

2 bedroom suite available in a small quiet bldg. Rent includes drapes, carpets, 3 appliances and laundry facilities. Located on bus route and minutes from parks and beach area. For more info or to view please call 604-943-0002

Kerry Court

1 & 2 bedroom suites available in a quiet well maintained bldg. Rent includes 2 appl, drapes, heat and hot water. Building improvements include a putting green, updated windows and patio doors. Located close to school, shopping centre and bus route. To make an appt. to view please call 604-943-1487

Century Village and Tsawwassen Manor Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs. with landscaped green areas. 1 & 2 bedroom suites, include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators, and wheel chair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, recreation centre & school. To make an appt to view please call 604-948-9111

LADNER Del Rio

2 bedroom suite available in a quiet well maintained building. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes, heat and h/w. To make an appt to view please call 604-946-4633

Evergreen Lane

1 bedroom suite available in one of our 4 well maintained bldgs. Located near shops, school and bus routes. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets and drapes. To view these suites please call 604-946-2694

Harbourside

Affordable 2 & 3 bedroom suites available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes and hot water. Shops and bus stop nearby. To view or for more info please call 604-946-9268

Lora Court 1 bedroom suite available in small quiet building. Rent includes 2 appls, carpets, drapes, heat and parking. Near bus loop, rec centre and shopping. To view or for more info please call 604-946-4633 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required www.centuryrentals.ca


9125

Domestic

9160

Sports & Imports

HOME SERVICES 8060

2003 CADILLAC STS Seville + 4 new winter tires, 78,000 km, 2nd owner, $11,000 no accid 604-689-4010 or 604-926-4030

1998 HONDA Accord, 166k, AC, cruise, pwr/hted mirrors, pwr windows, pwr locks, new rear brakes, aircared. Well maintained. Clean reliable car. No accidents. $5200. 604-377-7233

Concrete

8073

9145

Scrap Car Removal

8075 2010 NISSAN ALTIMA S (2.5L) BCAA inspected $15,980 85,600 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

Drainage

Drywall

Farrant Drywall Commercial Residential SANDY

604

946-8460 or 202-8319

#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

778.865.5454 CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES FREE TOWING QUICK SERVICE ALWAYS AVAILABLE

778.865.5454

2001 Honda Prelude Silver ext, Great condition, Leather int, 150,000k, New brakes, No acci− dent, CD play w/ IPOD, Great on gas $8,950 Call: (604) 802−9195

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2004 PLEASURE - WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loaded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

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

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

2007 Pleasureway Plateau 28,111 kms 5 cylinder diesel engine. Gray leather seating and maple cabinetry. $69,900 Call: (778) 434-2227 1979 Dodge 30’ MH 166,000K runs good needs tlc $1,500 (604) 897-6944

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2006 FORD F150 Supercab, 2wd, $11,900, auto, top shape. 604-880-5115

GJ CONSTRUCTION Complete drywall, textured ceilings, Steel stud & T-bar etc. Free Est. Graham 604-644-6339 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

8080

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*DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL

★ SNOW BIRD SPECIAL ★ 2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000km 31ft Class C M/H, lrg slide. EXC cond! $43,900obo. 604-996-8065

Electrical

VANSON LECTRIC

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

604-657-7957

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

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 2007 GMC CANYON SLE Ext Cab 4X4 BCAA inspected $15,960, 87,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

8055

Cleaning We use environmentally friendly products

MAID SERVICES “Cleaning Since 1977”

2008 F-150 XLT supercab 4WD BCAA inspected $17,860 75,300 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

• Bonded • Insured • Trusted

October Special

10% Discount for Everyone!

Book your Christmas Clean Now!

604-585-1755

2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4 BCAA inspected $23,980 44,900 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Reliable cleaning team. Bonded & Insured. Susan at 604-312-9445 EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376 EXP’D HOUSECLEANER will clean your home until its spotless. Call for details...604-710-5892

2008 F-350 LARIAT Supercrew 4WD SWB (DVD) BCAA inspected $29,860, 134,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty inc’d

9160

EXPERIENCED HOUSE Cleaner avail, res/comm, insured, bonded, 604-315-2539 or 778-899-1674

8058

Computer Services

Sports & Imports

1997 Honda Civic EX 127000km $4450obo, MINT, No Accs, Aircare, Auto, Pwrgroup, brks/tires,local,A/C immobil, records 778-321-4053

Drainage, walls, removals, utilities, over 25 yrs exp. Call John @ Oxbow 604 841 9729

8105

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

Call 778-882-4128

Flooring/ Refinishing

Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

8130

Handyperson

HANDYMAN SERVICES Electrical, Gutters, Fencing, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flooring Renovations, Sheds, Contracting & more Affordable, friendly, fast, reliable, local, guaranteed Call Phil 604-307-6840

NEED A HAND?

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

604-649-0502 (cell)

8155

Landscaping

Complete landscape services, 25 yrs exp. Call Lance @ Oxbow 604 240 9340

8160 Delta PC Service & Consulting

8160

Lawn & Garden

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

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Call Tobias 604 782-4322

2007 PT Cruiser convertible, white, auto, only 39,000km, Immaculate $13,800 ‘‘open to offers’’ 604-971-3179

November 2, 2011 The Delta Optimist

Lawn & Garden

Landscaping & Gardening Hedging & Pruning Custom Decking & Fencing Flagstone & Paver Patios Painting Interior Renovations

604-948-5296 Fall Services

“More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal Free Estimates

• Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

PAINT RITE BY RICH

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

For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Member: Better Business Bureau

8240

Best In Class Painting - Low rates, refs avail, 100% guaranteed Mark 778-323-1045

Paving/Seal Coating

310-JIMS

(5467)

8220

PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance • • • • • • •

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

604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401

For anything Yard Related!

604-889-6409

“Give us a Call!”

604-946-7308

Rick 604.908.6102

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

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

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

Hedge Trimming, Pruning & Fall Cleanup. Local resident. All work guaranteed. Ryan 604-218-4795 M.R. GARDENING SERVICES: Pruning beds, Cleanups, Call Mike 604-943-6951

8185

Moving & Storage

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.

WEE HAUL Moving/Rubbish Removal Low Rates. 778-968-3001

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

CASCADIA PAINTING

Interior & Exterior WCB & Liability Insured www.CascadiaPainting.ca

604-943-4024

Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.

Painting

Mark 778-323-1045

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

Tried & True Since 1902

TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, interior/exterior Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255

8185

Roofing

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

Furnaces, Hot Water Tank Installation Specials!!! Quality work done at a reasonable price.

WE ARE A YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

Moving & Storage

8185

Moving & Storage

Need Space? We Have It!

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE Commercial

Personal

-

- 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

Rubbish Removal

'You Call It, We Haul It!'

POINT ROBERTS

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

Rubbish Removal and Recycling

Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●

LARRY’S CLEAN-UP

Over 25 years serving South Delta

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

604-649-9600

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

#1 Roofing Company in BC

INSTALLATIONS, SERVICE & REPAIRS

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

778-668-4285

8250

No Middle Man Heating & Plumbing

JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345 www.jjroofing.ca

RDM ENTERPRISES

Rob 604-946-4796

PLUMBERS

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

ROD’S HAUL-IT-AWAY

RIGHTWAY Home Services AllHomeRenos,painting,flooring,tiling etc.Free est. Alan 604−782−0992 Complete Renovation Services over 25 yrs exp. Call John @ Oxbow 604 841 9729

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

Roofing

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

For All Your Household Repairs and Renovations. Interior and Exterior Finishing, Kitchens, Bathrooms and Plumbing Refs Avail. Free Estimates

PLUMBING & HEATING NO JOB TOO SMALL

8250

8255

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

Plumbing

NO OVERTIME BEST RATES Call Today for Your Free Quote

Renovations & Home Improvement

AL’S CERAMIC TILE

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

www.jimsmowing.ca Book a job at: www.jimsmowing.ca

Landscape PLUS

WCB 604-943-0043 Local Resident 38 years

Seniors Discount

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

SAME DAY SERVICE

BEST IN CLASS

Maintenance & Contracting

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

8205

Power Washing

BOUNDARY BAY WINDOW WASHING

Pressure Washing

LAWN MAINTENANCE ✔ Aerating & Fertilizing ✔ Fall Specials on Now “1 CALL IS ALL”

8225

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

A31

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8307

Telephone Services

A PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.

8309

Tiling

AL’S CERAMIC TILE. Supply & install, samples avail. Free est. 604-948-9573, cell 604-836-8943 Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925 Tiling , pavers and stone, over 25 yrs exp. Call Lance @ Oxbow 604 240 9340

8315

Tree Services

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

Call ThE Experts ❱ Continuous 5”Gutters ❱ Fascia ❱ Custom Flashings ❱ Soffit ❱ Leaf Screen ❱ Powerwashing ❱ Cleaning and Repairs BIGGER BETTER GUTTERS

GUTTERS

Call Shawn

604.786.7145

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


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