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South Deltans paid tribute Friday as the annual Remembrance Day ceremony was held in Ladner’s Memorial Park. A parade from the Ladner Legion to

the cenotaph preceded the ceremony, which included the national anthem, a reading of the poem In Flanders Fields, two minutes of silence and wreath laying. Ladner Legion

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Wind wreaks havoc in South Delta Tree topples onto house and float home drifts across river as wind gusts reach 95 km/h on Remembrance Day BY

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A Remembrance Day windstorm wreaked havoc for some local homeowners over the long weekend. Wind gusts of up to 95 kilometres per hour were recorded at Vancouver International Airport on Friday afternoon. B.C. Hydro crews were dealing with power outages in many areas of the Lower Mainland, including parts of Delta. Delta police spokesperson Const. Ciaran Feenan said officers were busy with many downed power lines and false alarms around the community. Police had to close some roadways for several hours until B.C. Hydro was able to attend to downed lines. In Tsawwassen, the strong winds toppled a large tree onto a home in the 1200-block of Malvern Place. At about 2:15 p.m. a 100-foot Douglas fir came crashing down onto the house. The owner was inside the home at the time

Const. Ciaran Feenan Officers kept busy by high winds and happened to be standing a few feet away from where the tree hit. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident and the main portion of the house remained relatively unscathed as the garage took the brunt of the impact. In Ladner, a Westham Island float home broke loose during the storm and floated across the river and landed in Canoe Pass. It remained tied up there for a couple days before it could be towed back to Westham Island.

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Delta Secondary and the community have been left reeling after a teacher was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a student. “Obviously this is really difficult on a school,” principal Terry Ainge said this week. He added staff and students are still processing the turn of events. Ainge said school counsellors are available to help anyone and Delta police have had additional school liaison officers at the Ladner high school since the arrest. On Nov. 4, officers were called to the school after a female student reported that

an unknown adult male had sexually assaulted her near the school’s gym. The department’s sexual offence unit launched an investigation that resulted in the arrest of a 43-year-old teacher on Nov. 6. He was released from police custody on a promise to appear in court and with several conditions, including: no direct or indirect contact with the victim or any witnesses; stay away from the school; and have no contact with any female under the age of 16. Although the arrest was made Nov. 6, police didn’t release details to the public until Nov. 10. Later that day, parents were advised by the school that police “are investigat-

ing an incident of a serious nature” and were directed to the Delta police website for more information. Police have recommended charges of sexual assault and sexual interference. Police cannot release the name of the suspect until Crown counsel approves charges. The teacher was immediately suspended with pay upon his arrest, said Delta school district spokesperson Deneka Michaud. She said the status of his suspension would be reviewed as the case progresses. Michaud also said the district would launch its own investigation of the accusations once given the go ahead from police.

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Judgment is reserved in Berner appeal Lawyer for driver convicted in 2008 crash that killed Ladner youngster in court seeking acquittal or new trial BY

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The lawyer for Carol Berner, the woman convicted in the 2008 crash that killed four-year-old Alexa Middelaer, argued last Thursday the trial judge made several errors that should result in an acquittal or a new trial for his client. At the end of the day, however, the three-member panel of judges reserved judgment and extended Berner’s bail. Last year, Berner was convicted of impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm in the 2008 crash that killed Alexa and seriously injured her aunt, Daphne Johanson, in East Ladner.

On May 17, 2008, Alexa and Johanson were feeding a horse in the 4300block of 64th Street when a car plowed into them. The little girl was fatally wounded and died later at B.C. Children’s Hospital. Johanson was seriously injured, spent four weeks in the hospital recovering and several months in a wheelchair. Berner was convicted on all four counts after a four-week trial last summer. In November, she was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison and received a five-year driving ban. She has been out on bail since the appeal was launched following her sentencing. Berner was not present in the courtroom for Thursday’s proceedings but she had surrendered herself that morning.

Berner’s lawyer, David Tarnow, asked the B.C. Court of Appeal judges Thursday morning to acquit his client on all counts or to rule the case go to a new trial. He argued that B.C. Provincial Court trial judge Peder Gulbrandsen erred when he failed to throw out Berner’s charges over the destruction of her car, which he called a key piece of evidence, before she was charged. Delta police handed the car over to ICBC, which subsequently sold it for scrap metal in December 2008. Tarnow argued he was unable to launch a full defence because he was unable to have the car inspected and pointed out there were recall orders on the ABS braking and steering systems that were not

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checked by the mechanic who inspected the car. He also argued the defence was hampered by the fact the Delta police officer who worked on the reconstruction of the crash was unable to testify due to medical reasons. The report the officer

compiled following the crash had been deemed unsuitable as evidence, however the data he collected was accepted. Tarnow also argued his client was detained in the back of the police car before she was read her rights and any evidence gathered by the officer at the scene before she was read her rights should have been deemed inadmissible. Berner failed a roadside breath test after telling the officer that she had consumed two glasses of wine a few hours before the crash. Crown counsel John Gordon defended the

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MURPHY’S LAW It’s not necessarily advantageous to be an incumbent during the campaign, but it sure pays to be one come election day. Every three years the cycle seems to repeat itself: sitting council members and school trustees are taken to task in the weeks leading up to the election for decisions they’ve made throughout the term before they’re eventually returned to office by voters. Incumbents tend to be at a disadvantage during the campaign because they’re running on their record, which is held up against the promises, which may or may not be realistic, being offered by their opponents. Don’t feel too sorry for them, however, as the name recognition they enjoy at the ballot box generally trumps any troubles they encounter prior to voting day. Whether that scenario plays out again this Saturday remains to be seen, but the initial half of the script has been followed thus far. This edition of Delta council has been characterized by several of its opponents as, shall we say, poor listeners, while the school board has had to contend with anger over school closures undertaken back in 2009. Do they survive the unrest to rule another term? History is certainly on their side on this one. It’s been more than 20 years since a sitting mayor was defeated and in that time I believe only one incumbent councillor hasn’t been returned. School board elections have been equally favourable to incumbents. That’s not to say this Saturday won’t bring change. Voters tend to tire of politicians after a certain amount of time and Mayor Lois Jackson’s dozen years in office puts her in that dreaded timeframe. However, even if there’s a desire for a new mayor, that anti-Jackson vote will be split three ways, allowing her to potentially hold on to the position even if her support declines. The size of Jackson’s coattails could impact the council race as her endorsement in past elections proved to be a seal of approval, although her three running mates all have the incumbent factor in their favour so might not need her help as much. The fact the school board race has morphed from a non-starter three years ago to a 20-person contest this time suggests a desire for change, although you’d have been hard-pressed to get that from the sparse crowd at the meeting in Ladner last week, where there were only about three people in the audience for every one candidate on stage. Hopefully the interest will be better at the polls on Saturday.

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GUEST EDITORIAL Are you planning to vote in Saturday’s municipal election? If history is any indication, the answer is “no.” Only about one in three eligible voters has shown up to vote in recent municipal elections in B.C. I get it. We are all busy. Just keeping up with e-mail can feel like a full-time job. Then there are bills to pay, homework to help with and a house or apartment to keep (reasonably) tidy. All before dealing with the most tiring question of each day: What’s for dinner? Who has time to vote? Municipal councils across the province now count on being unaccountable and have been on a big spending spree. Our apathy, understandable as it is, is hitting us in the pocketbook. For the past three years, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has been tracking municipal spending in annual reports to see if it is increasing at a reasonable rate. We started this after I got tired of sitting across the table from

CFIB’s fourth annual report mayors who claimed that keeping is due soon. An early look at the business property taxes reasonable results suggests they are even was impossible without raising taxes on residents — not a solution worse. The latest data available, for 2009, show the biggest yearwe recommend. over-year spending increase of the I asked about spending restraint decade. How much and was told on more can your walcountless occasions I asked about let take? there was no room It’s a problem to control spending spending restraint that needs to be because “spending and was told on curtailed before it had already been cut countless occasions does more damage to the bone.” to our communiIt was a line there was no room ties. repeated often enough to control spending This year, we everyone seemed to because “spending have asked candibelieve it. But the numbers clearly show had already been cut dates to take the CFIB Taxpayer municipalities have to the bone.” Pledge to keep a spending problem, spending reasonnot a revenue probable, keep taxes for small busilem. We consider a reasonable spend- nesses reasonable and support the ing increase to be in the neighbour- appointment of a municipal auditor-general to hold municipalities hood of population and inflation accountable for providing value for growth. Population and inflation taxpayer dollars. grew by about 29 per cent across On election night, it might be B.C. from 2000 to 2008. worth ordering takeout. Too many Operating spending over that municipal politicians have lost same period soared by 58 per cent, or double what a reasonable bench- respect for your pocketbook. The only way to change that is to go to mark suggests it should be. the polls. Much of this is due to inflated Laura Jones is a senior vicewages and benefits at the municipresident with the Canadian pal level where compensation Federation of Independent is about 35 per cent higher than Business. equivalent private-sector jobs.

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November 16, 2011 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Farmland is needed for food, not freeways of Agriculture stated we would need an additional 225,000 of irrigated farmland to feed ourselves by 2025 — “land that is typically near urban centres.” We all know that since then, thousands of acres have been lost to the unnecessary South Fraser Perimeter Road and port

development. We are also aware of the rampant paving of Surrey farmland. Clearly, we need a mayor and council that will save our farmland and only one mayoral candidate is promising to do that — Krista Engelland. Wilma Haig

Remember those trustees that voted to close schools Editor: With the election for Delta school trustees in a few days, parents should keep in mind all but one of the present trustees voted in favour of school closures. Their votes in support of school closures resulted in two schools being closed in Delta. The ramifications

of those closures are still being felt today. Thus, please keep in mind that Dale Saip, Laura Dixon, Simon Truelove, Janet Shauntz and Brenda Bennett-Schneider voted in support of closing schools. The only trustee to vote

against school closures was Fabian Milat. If these trustees felt school closures was an option previously, there is no reason to think this course of action will not happen again. Carol Mackenzie

All candidates support public safety, not just incumbents

Editor: I am disturbed by the Delta Fire Fighters Local 1763 advertisement, Supporting Those Who Support Us, in the Nov. 11 edition. The ad strongly endorses the current mayor, five incumbent councillors and one former councillor, saying that when endorsement is given to a candidate “it is because that candidate

vote. What rubbish! While watching the Nov. 9 all-candidates meeting, I heard not one shred of evidence to suggest there could be any difference between incumbents and contenders on such an important issue as public safety, nor should anyone expect there to be. I hope your readers will not be misled by this partisan, self-serving ad. Jean Wightman

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Editor: I find it inappropriate the Delta Fire Fighters Association endorsed certain candidates in the upcoming municipal election. Delta firefighters have a high profile in our community and we honour them. All candidates running in our local election support their work. I no longer hold the same respect for this group as it is showing a local political bias. I have learned the International Fire Fighters Association supports endorsement of local candidates. I disagree with this policy. I am alarmed Delta firefighters took out an ad in the local paper in support of specific candidates. To my mind, this taints the bargaining process and the election. I will no longer support their fundraising activities. Susan Jones

has shown that they are supportive of public safety issues and safety concerns of every citizen and fire fighter.” This ad seems to insinuate the other seven candidates for council and the other three candidates for mayor would not support public safety issues and the safety concern of every citizen and firefighter, and are therefore not worthy of our

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A10 The Delta Optimist November 16, 2011 Letters to the Editor

Not all agree on the ‘Facts’

Editor: A piece of campaign literature that arrived through my mail slot this week has gone straight into the recycling bin. Sponsored by Southlands the Facts, this flyer is full of misrepresentations and fear mongering. The implication is that the incumbents on Delta council have already made a “deal” that will result in the rezoning and subsequent construction of thousands of homes on the Southlands. No such deal has been made and no approvals for rezoning or development will be granted without further public input. This is the legally authorized process to which council is obliged to adhere in all applications for rezoning or development. Further, there is the implication the developments planned for Tsawwassen and the adjacent areas will increase the population by 70 per

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cent. This is outlandish. The projected increase of 500 homes in Tsawwassen Springs (under construction) and 950 homes on the Southlands (if approved) would add approximately 3,000 to 3,500 residents, or about 14 to 16 per cent of Tsawwassen’s current population. That’s a far cry from 70 per cent. There is also the statement: “There is no plan for seniors and young families.” Firstly, no proposal has been submitted so where did this information come from? Secondly, as a former member of the Southlands Community Planning Team, I can say that is exactly the opposite of what was planned during that process. Then there is the statement that “tens of thousands of huge dump trucks will roar up and down 56th Street.” Do the Southlands the Facts group really think people in Tsawwassen are so naive as to believe

this rubbish? Tsawwassen has seen a number of new developments in recent years, and I do not recall thousands of dump trucks roaring up and down 56th Street. I could go on and on, but frankly I am sick of hearing from this group that has nothing positive to contribute. Our community needs a moderate level of well-planned growth to sustain our schools, our local merchants, our recreation and other services. And the bonus with the current possibility for the Southlands is the activation of urbanfriendly agriculture on 80 per cent of that land. Shame on the candidates who allowed this group to endorse their candidacy. Casting aspersions on the current incumbents, a number of whom will likely be re-elected, will only serve to start off a new council under a cloud of mistrust and ill feeling. Helen L. Kettle

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November 16, 2011 The Delta Optimist A11 Letters to the Editor

Editor: No disrespect to Vicki Huntington and her kin of all stripes, but they keep trotting out the same erroneous flim-flam about the port of Prince Rupert being an alternative to Deltaport. It simply is not so and you would think people who represent Delta would get it right if they are trying to lead us. Ask yourselves for one moment that if Prince Rupert were a valid alternative, why would those in the business of ports and shipping choose Deltaport?

There are two glaring facts that stare Prince Rupert in the face to its detriment that it cannot control to keep costs down: 1. To obtain one square foot of port space, Prince Rupert has to blast down 200 feet deep of sheer rock at a prohibitive cost, so by comparison Deltaport is like being in heaven from a cost perspective. 2. However the real killer for Prince Rupert that you never hear mentioned is simply that for two weeks every winter Prince Rupert is isolated by rail and by

road from landslides, and often by air because of fog. In a port like Prince Rupert, four or five ships could face demurrage situations at any given time running into millions of dollars. So now you know the real reason Deltaport is needed, become a Deltaport supporter and less of a detractor. The Gateway Program and Deltaport expansion are really a must for Canada’s economy and a must from a practical economic sense. Arthur David Serry

Air cadets are deserving of same treatment Editor: It is wonderful the Delta school district is giving space to the new regiment of Seaforth Highlanders Army Cadets, but what about the air cadets already in Delta? The 828 Hurricane Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadets must pay $8,000 or more to use the South Delta Recreation Centre and other facilities. This money is all fundraised by the cadets, parents and staff. The cadets of this squad-

ron have been contributing in community service to South Delta for 40 years. I proudly watched them provide the colour party at the Concert of Remembrance by the Delta Music Makers last Sunday and provide the honour guard at the cenotaph year after year on Remembrance Day. My own sons have all benefited from the training programs, education, camaraderie and self-discipline engendered by this outstanding program. One son

became an aircraft technician as a direct result of his air cadet participation. The squadron has struggled for many years, despite its excellent service to our youth. To have free facilities, such as were given to the brand new army cadet regiment, would ensure that 828 Squadron will thrive and continue to provide an excellent educational program for our youth and community service for Delta. C. Jantzen

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37 candidates on ballot for Saturday’s election

Nominations Sought for Heritage Awards The Heritage Advisory Commission is seeking nominations for the for TheDelta Delta Heritage Advisory Commission is seeking nominations prestigious 2012 Heritage Awards. Awards. Two typesTwo of heritage awards are presented the prestigious 2012 Heritage types of heritage awards are presented to projects, individuals or groups: to projects, individuals or groups:

Four for mayor, 13 for council and 20 for school board

Heritage Awards of Merit

Inrecognition recognition of contribution to conserving a valuable part urban of Delta’s In of contribution to conserving a valuable part of Delta’s or urban or rural the area of preservation, restoration, reharural history in thehistory area ofin preservation, restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive bilitation or adaptive re-use. re-use.

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Friends of of Heritage Heritage Awards Awards Friends

For promoting heritage conservation through efforts that contribute For promoting heritage conservation through efforts that contribute to increased to increased awareness of heritage in Delta in the area of education, awareness of heritage in Delta in the area of education, publication or advocacy. publication or advocacy.

The Seymour Huff Residence and Barn (1903) (Wellbrook Winery). 2011 Heritage Award of Merit Winner

Nominations 7, 2011 2011 Nominations must must be be received received by by December December 7,

Nomination criteria can be found on Delta’s website at: Nomination criteria can be found on Delta’s website at: www.corp.delta.bc.ca www.corp.delta.bc.ca. Please submit nominations to the Committee Clerk at: Please submit nominations to the Committee Clerk at: The Corporation of Delta, The Corporation of Delta, 4500 Taylor Crescent, 4500Clarence Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Fax: or or Fax:604-946-3390 604-946-3390 email: email:dsteinberger@corp.delta.bc.ca dsteinberger@corp.delta.bc.ca

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This year’s Delta municipal election features some intriguing storylines. The race for council seats includes all but one of the incumbents — Ian Paton, Scott Hamilton, Robert Campbell, Anne Peterson and Bruce McDonald — although a former councillor, a current school trustee and some others looking to break through could make things interesting. Former school board chair Heather King, who topped the polls in her first bid for council in 2008, has left her council seat in order to take a run at the mayor’s job. The race for Delta’s top job is all the more interesting in that incumbent Lois Jackson is also being challenged by former councillor Krista Engelland, who gave up her seat three years ago to make an unsuccessful run for mayor. Also running for mayor is South Delta resident John Meech, who had been part of the new

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the board acclaimed after the minimum seven candidates filed nomination papers, but this time around 20 names will be on the ballot for the seven trustee positions. Incumbent chair Dale Saip is leading the Delta R.E.A.L. (Responsible Education and Academic Leadership) Team, which also includes fellow incumbents Brenda BennettSchneider and Simon Truelove as well as newcomer Nick Kanakos. It’s the only slate in the school board race as the rest of the candidates are independents. Incumbents Milat, Laura Dixon and Janet Shauntz are also running. Gordon Masi is the only trustee not seeking re-election. Other newcomers hoping to land a seat on the school board are Carroll Allan, Andy Basi, Carleen Bazowsky, Donna Burke, Pat Dyer, Carol Johnson, Sue Lloyd, Andrew Maas, Michael Patrick Macumber, Julie Sanders, Brad Sherwin, Malcolm Smillie and Val Windsor. Provincial funding, or lack thereof, is a major issue and a theme for most of the trustee candidates, but it remains to be seen if some new faces on the board would make any difference with Victoria. The municipal election will be held Saturday. For more, visit www. delta-optimist.com.

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Renew Delta slate but split from the group to run as an independent. Jackson’s opponents have campaigned on the need for change at municipal hall, while the four-term incumbent has cited Delta’s fiscal record among her accomplishments. Jackson is on the Delta Independent Voters’ Association ticket with Hamilton, Paton and Campbell. Garth Cuthbert and Ranjit Heer are Renew Delta candidates for council seats, while the rest of the mayoral and council candidates are running on their own. Other candidates trying to make it to the council table for the first time include Sylvia Bishop, who finished second to Paton in last year’s by-election. Fabian Milat is an incumbent school trustee who’s running for both council and the school board, while former councillor Jeannie Kanakos, who left council three years ago, wants to make a comeback. Also running are Scott Broderick, Andrew Conley and Neil Corbett. Some of the big issues raised during the campaign include, of course, the future of the Southlands property as well as infill development and the revitalization of North Delta. As far as the school board race, the ballot will be a large one. The 2008 election saw

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We will continue to lead by example — no new borrowing for special political projects. Keeping taxes low is the cornerstone of my commitment to voters. We must also keep the streets safe for seniors and youth, and never forget that farming is the heart and soul of this community. We will continue to provide strong, stable, con-

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renewal and change on Scott Road. For Tsawwassen, it is the Southlands. For Ladner, the redevelopment of waterfront. Although each community has its own set of unique issues, I believe we all share the same concern of transportation. In North Delta it is commuter traffic racing through residential streets, the tunnel for commuters

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I am a 40-year resident, grew up in Ladner, lived in North Delta and served on Delta council for 15 years. My husband and I have four grown children and we have owned our family business in Ladner since 1985. I have knocked on over 4,000 doors in Delta and have heard from residents and their concerns. I have heard that North Delta would like to see

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Heather King In 2010, Heather was named “Best Community Leader” in Delta by voters in South Delta because, as she believes, “People are hungry for someone who is not afraid to stand apart on council votes.” Indeed, Heather has a track record of being a champion for the public’s best interest. She believes that “listening to the public is key.” Heather not only listens, she takes the public’s concerns to council even if it

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Delta’s “no growth” policy is unsustainable — schools closing, businesses leaving, lack of housing for young families and down-sizing seniors. The approach to external forces has been belligerent or silent — neither has worked — just look at the SFPR scar on our land, traffic nightmares from port expansion and the B.C. Hydro power lines fiasco. These could have been done without the

negative impacts. We should be cooperating with the Tsawwassen First Nation on many issues that join us together as neighbours. I represent change and will change how Delta operates — cooperating rather than confronting; a focus on the future, not the past. I will create jobs for young people and opportunities for post-secondary training in Delta.

I will preserve farmland by the bushel, not just by the acre, and will create a community-based organic farming enterprise. I pledge to maintain a safe and healthy community.

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Council candidates square off on Delta Cable BY

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The 13 candidates hoping to win a Delta council seat in the upcoming municipal election squared off on Delta Cable last Thursday evening. It was the first and only gathering of the campaign for the council candidates. The TV program was a polite affair with the candidates in agreement on many of the issues. They answered a range of questions, including how they’d balance the need for growth with the needs of residents, in light of the ongoing Southlands saga. Saying all parties, including developers, need to come to the table, Scott Broderick said, “At the end of the day, I really believe that communities know

when growth is needed. They know when they want to expand, they know what’s best for neighbourhoods. Nobody knows better what’s best for a neighbourhood and they need to be brought into that process.” Incumbent Robert Campbell, noting Delta is constrained by the Agricultural Land Reserve, said development opportunities have mostly been confined to infill housing. He said it would be up to the appetite of Delta citizens whether to redevelop existing neighbourhoods. Neil Corbett responded to the question by noting community plans evolve over time, including the need to add higher density. Garth Cuthbert suggested Delta look at neighbourhood planning models elsewhere in the world, saying,

“good neighbourhood plans lead to good community plans.” Saying densification and being smart about development is the way to go, incumbent Scott Hamilton, who chaired the municipal housing task force, suggested developers receive incentives for land assembly. Incumbent Bruce McDonald said nothing should stand still and that there’s a need for “smart, modest growth.” Fabian Milat said the Southlands issues need finality through a referendum to determine whether the property should be placed back in the ALR. Saying he chuckles every time he hears the current council is apro-development, incumbent Ian Paton pointed out how Delta’s population has stagnated

while high density growth is occurring across Scott Road in Surrey. On the question of how they’d support affordable housing for seniors and young adults, incumbent Anne Peterson responded the idea of affordable housing is a myth. What’s needed most of all is a better choice of housing types, she added. Most of the candidates agreed that incentives for

developers were required, while Milat noted council needs to encourage smaller square footage units for seniors that are near amenities and public transit. The candidates also agreed there aren’t a lot of options in Delta for homebuyers. Ranj Heer said Delta should explore different housing types such as cottage homes and building pocket communities, while

Hamilton said Delta is now paying for the consequences of sticking to single-family houses during the building boom of the 1960s and ‘70s. Also agreeing the term “affordable housing” is a myth, Sylvia Bishop said Delta should adhere to the Official Community Plan, but also work with builders to construct living units and take advantage where higher density is allowed.

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And I will work to make Delta even better by supporting responsible development that actually strengthens our community. I will bring integrity, commitment and energy to council. You can count on me to speak up on the issues. We need more openness, transparency and accountability as council works through the issues that affect us all.

I’m running in this election to protect and build on what we have here, but I need your help. Please vote for me to preserve and improve the community we love.

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As a Delta resident of over 40 years, I know how much we cherish the quality of life in our community. As your councillor, I will fight every day to preserve this quality of life by protecting farmland, Burns Bog and Watershed Park from development pressures. Development must be considered as being in the right place, at the right time for the right reason.

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their behalf instead of simply ignoring their concerns between elections. I want to get things done here in Delta in a transparent and open manner where residents can see firsthand the progress their council is making on their behalf. I want to be part of the solution when it comes to communicating with residents and bringing them into the decision making process. Learn more about me

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Robert Campbell We are continually upgrading our facilities; having invested close to $30 million over the past 10 years. We are completing a renovation of the South Delta Recreation Centre, moving forward with a new all-weather turf field in Ladner and a renovation of the North Delta Recreation Centre.

Delta stands at a crossroads, with multiple issues coming to the forefront that could drastically alter our quality of life. It is my belief that Delta should strive to be the most liveable region in the Lower Mainland for the people that would love to live here, and for the people that already love living here. With a few years worth of hard work this could be

All Delta’s initiatives will continue to be funded without any borrowing.

Neil Corbett Hospital Foundation, and is an active member of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. A proven community leader with a vision for change, Neil is open-minded and optimistic about the future. He sees Delta as a thriving and progressive place in which to live, work and play. Neil believes smart, sustainable growth is needed in order for everyone to be able to prosper and

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A18 The Delta Optimist November 16, 2011

Q&A with Delta’s mayoral candidates

In advance of Saturday’s municipal election, we posed 10 questions to the four candidates running for mayor. There’s a slight twist, however, as we have not immediately identified which candidate provided which answer. Readers are asked to circle the answers they most agree with and then check the grid at the bottom to see which candidates provided them.

Krista Engelland

Lois Jackson

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1. Question: Century Group president Sean Hodgins recently submitted a scaledback housing proposal for the Southlands. He proposes 950 units, while donating an even bigger portion of the site to Delta for urban farming. Does his latest proposal appear more reasonable and supportable by the community?

2. Question: Delta wants to revitalize the Ladner waterfront and downtown areas by encouraging redevelopment, starting with two municipally-owned sites on Chisholm Street. What form and character of redevelopment would you like to see for the waterfront and downtown core?

Answers: A: The land use for the Southlands is agricultural as stated in Delta’s OCP and the TAP. Any rezoning application from its current use would not be supported by the majority of the community as demonstrated by the Ipsos Reid poll in 2010, where 61.4% of respondents want to see no change to existing land use.

Answers: A: We are sending a request for proposals to the investment and business community. We would like to see something “very unique” for Ladner, something that blends in with the historical farming and fishing village concept.

B: I think we have to ask the community. We have to use due process to go through a public hearing where we listen to all people who come forward. Council will then have to make a decision based on what they have heard from both sides of the question. C: This proposal does have the public taking a second look at development on the Southlands from the feedback that I get, going door-to-door canvassing. The primary concern from the ones supporting the recent plan is that of traffic. D: While it may appear more reasonable and supportable, I am concerned that taxpayers may have to subsidize the farming to be done on the 80% “gift” to the Corporation of Delta. I don’t support subsidies for this activity.

B: It is exciting to see the consultant’s vision (based, of course, on public input), which encompasses a fishing and farming community feel, with public art, walkways and boardwalks, artisan shops, retail, commercial and a mix of residential. There is a focus of preserving view corridors to encourage the public to connect with the waterfront. C: We should consider creating a tourist attraction similar to that of Steveston and Sidney. Restaurants, small shops and boutiques, and a fishing dock. D: The scope of the redevelopment of Ladner’s waterfront should be broadened to respectfully include the historic downtown core. A mix of residential, office and retail space with a public boardwalk would attract locals and visitors and could include an interpretation centre to educate people about Ladner’s fishing heritage. Above all, let’s go on with it.

3. Question: Port Metro Vancouver is looking at another major expansion at Roberts Bank, this one a new three-berth terminal called Terminal 2. The port authority also wants the government to consider establishing a foreign trade zone, possibly in Delta. Do you support further port expansion?

4. Question: Metro Vancouver is seriously looking at establishing a garbage incinerator to deal with the region’s waste. Firstly, should Delta play host to such a waste-toenergy facility? If one is constructed (here or elsewhere), should Delta pay to send its garbage to the incinerator or should it continue to dump for free at the Vancouver Landfill?

Answers: A: I do not support either Terminal 2, which will add approximately 2,200 truck trips per day to our roads, nor the foreign trade zone, which will also add traffic and no perceived added benefit to our local business community.

Answers: A: No, Delta should not host a W2E plant for several reasons. First, we derive considerable revenue from the landfill which, will otherwise be lost. Second, our neighbours downwind are dead-against the idea. If the W2E is located elsewhere, the landfill will still be used to some extent. We should continue using the landfill until it must close.

B: We need much more information about what a FTZ will be and how it will affect traffic and other activities in our community. It could create serious problems unless Delta is compensated. C: The four PMV container ports have potential to handle five million TEUs with efficiency improvements, without Terminal 2. B.C. West Coast ports (including Prince Rupert) have yet to realize their full potential of nine to 11 million TEUs. I do not support a foreign trade zone or using any more farmland for container storage and warehousing. D: Not necessarily. I don’t think we need it. All indications I’ve had from discussions in Victoria and Ottawa are that they will put money into existing facilities to maximize their efficiency “today” rather than building another terminal. Thus far, my investigations indicate that free trade zones seem to be a “no go” for both governments.

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Answer Grid: 1: • A = Krista Engelland • B = Lois Jackson • C = Heather King • D = John Meech

B: The residents of Delta have told me that we should not play host to an incinerator. Scientists don’t agree on the potential for health hazards associated with incineration so I cannot support initiatives that may cause threats of serious or irreversible damage. C: No incinerator would ever be built in Delta, because the citizens have no interest in it. Period. Free dumping at Vancouver Landfill will only be allowed to Delta as long as the landfill operates. D: Delta should not have a WTE incinerator here. I would like to see us try alternative ways to reduce our waste. First, for example, kitchen food wastes should be collected on a regular basis and diverted to an anaerobic digester that can be mixed with mulched yard waste to produce compost for our gardens and biogas to fuel our vehicles.

2: • A = Lois Jackson • B = Heather King • C = John Meech • D = Krista Engelland

3: • A = Heather King • B = John Meech ��� C = Krista Engelland • D = Lois Jackson

4: • A = John Meech • B = Krista Engelland • C = Lois Jackson • D = Heather King


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Q&A with mayoral candidates continued from Page 18 5. Question: The loss of heritage buildings in Delta has been in the spotlight lately with an old farm home on Ladner Trunk Road demolished and another down the street also facing the wrecking ball. What financial incentives or protection should Delta provide in order to preserve heritage structures?

6. Question: Criticism has been leveled recently that some neighbourhoods, particularly in North Delta, are looking shabby. Much of the housing stock in Delta was built during a post-tunnel boom in the 1960s and ’70s, so some areas are looking tired. What can the municipality do on this front?

Answers: A: Delta must embrace our heritage and actively work to save heritage structures by introducing heritage friendly policies that would reduce development cost charges, waive the requirement for large security deposits and find a way to relax the building codes.

Answers: A: We’ve got a lot of bylaw files open to deal with problem properties. We are undertaking a review of the North Delta Area Plan, and have invested almost $110 million in infrastructure, road and park upgrades over the past 10 years.

B: Certainly we can talk about forgiveness of permits and taxation incentives, but that’s the limit of our powers. We should have a historical society whose sole purpose is to save historical structures. It is done elsewhere, and done very successfully.

B: City hall in Delta has a reputation of being difficult to deal with in terms of timelines and efficiency for building permits, etc. We need to streamline our processes. We also need to provide the community with an opportunity to discuss how they would like their neighbourhood to look with public consultation for the North Delta Area Plan.

C: Apply a voluntary freeze on taxes that freezes all increases for as long as they own the home. Once the property owner wishes to either sell the property or demolish it, they must pay the balance of the tax increases. This funding could be diverted into a heritage protection fund to further fund renovations of other heritage buildings. D: It depends on the quality of the structure and what it would cost to bring it up to standards. Eventually all homes become heritage, but we can’t keep them all for posterity’s sake.

C: We need a program to provide incentives to owners to fix up their properties. If houses are not up to standard, the appropriate bylaw can be applied to force compliance. Incentives over regulation would be my preference. Owners should be given opportunities to put smaller homes on their property if the house in question is to be razed. D: My election team and I knocked on over 4,000 doors and generally found that people took pride in their older homes and many had renovated them. I have heard from the community that they would welcome a commitment to reverse the deterioration of aging infrastructure in their neighbourhoods such as sidewalks, crosswalks and street lighting.

7. Question: Delta has been working on an agricultural plan as the viability of farming and future of farmland has been a growing concern in the region. What can and should Delta do to prevent local agricultural land owned by speculators from wasting away?

8. Question: The lack of housing variety and affordability in Delta has been an ongoing concern. Higher density housing was a major theme in recommendations by the municipal housing task force. Do you support more relaxed zoning and development regulations to allow higher density housing in established neighbourhoods?

Answers: A: We can improve the economic sustainability of agriculture in Delta through local processing options, new technology and create opportunities for efficiency and competitiveness through looking at “non farm use,” lease access to farmland, supporting smaller scale farmers and helping them diversify. We also need to increase public support for agriculture (buy local programs) and promote agritourism opportunities.

Answers: A: Yes. Individual owners should be allowed this option while developers should be encouraged to amalgamate purchased properties into larger tracts for higher-density buildings such as condominiums, apartments and townhouses. Facilities to allow work/live lifestyles should be encouraged.

B: Farmland must be farmed. We need to apply ways to maximize production from high-quality land. Lower-quality land can be upgraded with some assistance from the municipality. Owners who are attempting to improve the quality of their land should not be punished for not farming the land while it is being upgraded. Flexibility in applying bylaws should be paramount.

B: Delta has spent significant resources with resident participation to create area plans for each community. I have heard concerns from residents about council approving rezoning developments in their neighbourhoods which is not in conformance with the community plans. Higher density should be along major corridors which is supported by transit and walking distance to services.

C: Delta should support our farmers by continuing to invest in drainage and irrigation projects, work with Metro Vancouver to reduce the cost of bulk water rates, attract agricultural processors so farmers can sell their crops locally, and strengthen the relationship between the farmers and the marketplace.

C: We are already doing this. Single family neighbourhoods can be densified “two for one,” ie, old houses can be replaced with two houses, as long as there is concurrence from the local area.

D: We have, in several instances, placed a covenant on certain properties which states that they must be farmed “in perpetuity.” We have to encourage them to lease out the lands if they are not being used, and we can also look at a different taxation structure if they are not being farmed.

D: I support higher density — and so does the public — in transit corridors and near parks where there are open spaces. Ipsos Reid Survey in 2010 indicated over 60% supported higher density in the town centre of Tsawwassen. We need to also define what is “affordable.”

9. Question: According to the Independent Contractors and Business Association of B.C., spending by B.C. municipalities is out of control and unsustainable. The group commissioned a report that noted municipal spending is going up twice as fast as inflation, while municipal workers are making 35 per cent more than their counterparts in the private sector. Do you think the situation needs to be addressed here?

10. Question: The Delta school district faces some serious declines in enrollment over the next couple of years that will impact the board’s budget. The school board and council have a liaison committee to discuss issues, but what else can Delta do to help prevent school closures or other major cuts?

Answers: A: As your mayor, I will keep a tight rein on spending. My philosophy is living within our means and doing more with less. I will continue to adhere to the debt reduction policy, commence an annual budget review and ensure that spending priorities are those as expressed by the taxpayer.

Answers: A: We are also supporting PACs with funding for local playgrounds and school-crossing initiatives. We are always looking for new ways to assist the school board, while keeping within our municipal mandate. Bottom line is, we need to keep welcoming new, young families to our neighbourhoods!

B: In fact, Delta received an award this fall as the “Most Fiscally Responsible” municipality in B.C. We have continued our “no borrowing” policy and reduced our debt from $60 million to zero in a few more years.

B: We can look at efficiencies through shared services (field maintenance), look at providing more turf fields on school property and maintaining them. We can even look at purchasing land and leasing it back to them for low costs.

C: Yes and no. The cost of human resources is often tied to union contracts that are negotiated regionally. As well, we have staffing costs that are tied to our geographical uniqueness. Policing includes our coastlines. firefighting includes traffic accident call out, bog fire fighting and hazardous waste. Forty per cent of our costs are police and fire services.

C: Delta must find ways to retain young people to stay here and raise their children. We have a housing problem with most homes on the market well above what young families can afford. As well we should be stimulating new small businesses to create quality employment opportunities for our youth.

D: Delta is worse than this rate of increase. Operating expenditures and the tax draw have been increasing at three times the rate of inflation since 2003. This is clearly exorbitant and unsustainable. Delta taxpayers should consider occupying Delta municipal hall!

5: • A = Krista Engelland • B = Lois Jackson • C = Heather King • D = John Meech

6: • A = Lois Jackson • B = Heather King • C = John Meech • D = Krista Engelland

7: • A = Heather King • B = John Meech • C = Krista Engelland • D = Lois Jackson

D: I understand the challenges facing the DSD to balance their budget and address declining enrollment. Delta must work collaboratively with the DSD to lobby the minister of education for an increase in funding allocation. We need to attract young families to Delta by providing a variety of housing, sports amenities and services that they are seeking.

8: • A = John Meech • B = Krista Engelland • C = Lois Jackson • D = Heather King

9: • A = Krista Engelland • B = Lois Jackson • C = Heather King • D = John Meech

10: • A = Lois Jackson • B = Heather King • C = John Meech • D = Krista Engelland


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t’s no surprise the future of the contentious Southlands property in Tsawwassen is the biggest and most controversial single issue for Delta council and mayoral candidates in this year’s municipal election. Council this fall officially received Century Group’s application to amend the Official Community Plan (OCP) for the property and approved a lengthy public consultation process. The process will start early in 2012 with a series of information meetings before council considers preliminary approval of the application. If given approval, the application would then be subject to its first public hearing. The application to amend the OCP seeks a comprehensive development for the Southlands that would include agricultural uses, natural habitat, public open space and greenways on 80 per cent of the land — about 429 acres — and residential, commercial, park and institutional uses on the remaining 20 per cent. Ownership of the 80 per cent would be transferred to the Corporation of Delta. Construction on the remaining 20 per cent would include 950 housing units. The housing would be built on the areas with the poorest soil quality, said Century Group

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Century Group president Sean Hodgins has submitted a proposal for the Southlands property in Tsawwassen, which includes a mix of housing, commercial, agricultural and open space uses. The future of the lands has long been a contentious issue in the community and this year’s municipal election campaign is no exception. president Sean Hodgins, while extensive improvements would be undertaken to improve the agricultural capability of the rest of the site. The application also requires approval from Metro Vancouver because it would amend the Regional Growth Strategy. That

process would also likely involve a public hearing. Using the concepts of new urbanism, Hodgins originally pitched a 1,900-unit proposal that would have seen 42 per cent (about 200 acres) of the land dedicated to urban agriculture and given to Delta.

The Southlands issue remained a contentious one during the Tsawwassen Area Plan process and the story took an unexpected turn this year when council agreed to apply to the Agricultural Land Commission to have the 500-plus acre property placed back in the Agricultural Land Reserve.

As a public hearing on the recommendation was heading into its fourth night, Mayor Lois Jackson, saying it was clear there was no consensus, announced the hearing would be adjourned. The hearing was later cancelled after special committee formed by the mayor held a closed-door summit on the future of the property. Describing the Southlands issue as the “elephant in the room” for Delta, the mayor, upon canceling the public hearing, announced the Century Group would be given an opportunity to bring forward a new proposal, even though there wasn’t a formal development application for the first plan. Hodgins unveiled the latest plan in June. It has met with continued resistance from some residents, including those living in Boundary Bay, concerned about the impacts of such a development and loss of farmland. Others in the community have expressed support for the plan, some saying it’s time to settle the Southlands saga once and for all. At a presentation to council in September, Hodgins said it was time for the public to have a say on his proposal, and that the electorate should know where the council candidates stand on the issue. The group Southlands the Facts endorsed certain candidates who conveyed opposition to development.

What the candidates have to say in 50 words or less ... • I support the preservation of farmland. I do not support largescale housing development. Growth in South Delta has been steady and constant for decades. Just look at the new and approved housing developments all around us. I support initiatives that will protect and enhance the environment and preserve farmland. - Sylvia Bishop • I believe that development of the Southlands should not proceed in its present form. First, the immediate neighbours of the Southlands are against any development and we should respect their wishes. Secondly, the costs of building and maintaining a community-based farm are unknown and could end up being a financial sinkhole. - Scott Broderick • Given the space limitations, please visit www.votediva.ca for my answer to this question. - Robert Campbell • It is important for Delta to maintain its farming heritage. It’s important so that we reduce our dependence on outside food sources, maintain our small town quality of life, and protect the important

role we play locally and globally to wildlife and migration routes. - Andrew Conley • With a variety of housing and the gift of 430 acres to the public, a new Southlands community will add a great deal of value to Tsawwassen. Smart growth such as this will attract new families to help keep our schools open, allow business to thrive and lead to local jobs. The massive TFN development may have a devastating affect on local business. It is essential to have our own plans for growth in order to prosper. - Neil Corbett • I agree with the public meetings to amend the community plan and further hearings for a rezoning application, followed by reviews by Delta and Metro Vancouver. Let’s go into this process with open minds, tolerance for alternatives and a singular goal to resolve Southlands development for the future of Delta. - Garth Cuthbert • Given the space limitations, please visit www.votediva.ca for my

answer to this question. - Scott Hamilton • The citizens of Delta will decide the future of the Southlands property through the Official Community Plan development and amendment processes, which includes opportunities for public input. I support responsible and sustainable development, including farming and a modest level of new housing to encourage young families to move to Tsawwassen. - Ranj Heer • The recent unanimous motion by Delta council to undertake public information sessions on a proposal to have 80 per cent of the Southlands transferred to the municipality for community use and 20 per cent for community development is both constructive and timely. I look forward to hearing the community’s views on this proposal. - Jeannie Kanakos • I knew the Tsawwassen Area Plan would be a challenge when I took it on. The process strengthened my belief that the only way to preserve all or most of the Southlands is to bring the land into some form

of public ownership and control. The new proposal of 80 per cent public and 20 per cent private is promising and the community must be given the opportunity for further discussion. - Bruce McDonald • A definitive answer from the community concerning any type of development should occur through a referendum where the public has a clear choice between the development proposal and putting the land into the ALR. A referendum would bring finality to this issue and let Delta voters have the final say. - Fabian Milat • Given the space limitations, please visit www.votediva.ca for my answer to this question. - Ian Paton • I would rather see us, as a whole, work towards brown/grey field redevelopment (see “On sustainable Development- http:// annepeterson2011.wordpress.com/) in order to meet our housing needs. I do sympathize with those who are tired of the debates and those concerned with the loss of green space. There is a better way. - Anne Peterson


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Council candidates Scott Hamilton

Garth Cuthbert Raised on the Swenson family farm at Brunswick Point, Garth currently resides in North Delta where he and his wife Kathy raised their family. Garth recently retired from BC Hydro after 35 years in variety managerial roles. Garth’s 30 year contribution to his community includes leadership roles in North Delta Boys Soccer, Delta Youth Soccer, Delta Minor Lacrosse and Delta Islanders Junior

A Lacrosse. Garth was awarded an honourary life membership of the Delta Museum and Archives Society after serving on its board for 12 years, six as president. Garth recently served on the Delta Arts Council. Garth commits to preserving agriculture land by encouraging active farming, alleviating the impact of commuting traffic through Delta and building cooperative relationships with neighbouring munici-

palities. Find out more about Garth Cuthbert at www. renewdelta.com.

sity, has the potential to become the most dynamic, livable community in the Lower Mainland. “We need to renew citizen involvement, revitalize areas of our three ‘towns’ and encourage business growth while maintaining the village feel of the community.” Ranj feels that engaging young people to become more involved is also an important factor in renewing Delta. She is committed to tak-

ing action to resolve some of the long-standing issues in Delta and introduce new approaches, such as neighbourhood planning.

Bruce McDonald Leadership, fairness, impartiality and my long experience in Delta are what I bring to the council table. Raised in the Lower Mainland, I have lived in Delta since 1968. Delta has given me and my family a place to grow and flourish. I have tried to repay that debt over many years. Working within my neighbourhood, with my church, amateur sport organizations and the broader community, I have tried to

make a great place even better. I have served on or chaired every municipal committee or commission — currently including the finance, parks and recreation, environment, hunting regulation and the board of education/council liaison committees. I represent Delta on the South of the Fraser Rail Task Force. I am proud that we have been able to keep costs down while providing

Ian Paton Since being elected in the by-election last year, I have wanted to ensure that Delta’s farming community is not forgotten. My family has been here for several generations, and farmland will always be at risk. I want to keep the village feel to Ladner and Tsawwassen by ensuring that big box stores stay in Richmond and Surrey. I want to continue to look for federal funding for dredging of the Ladner

Harbour. As we continue to be squeezed by surrounding developments and infrastructure changes, we must be vigilant in taking a stand in favour of preserving agricultural lands for viable farming into the future.

ernments to repair and expand our infrastructure. I will continue to work to get additional concessions for Delta. There may be three levels of government but there’s only one taxpayer, and we must treat that money with the respect and diligence that it deserves.

Jeannie Kanakos

Ranjit Heer Ranj has lived in North Delta for 15 years. In addition to operating her own small business, she has been involved as a volunteer with a variety of organizations, including the Delta police, Delta school district and Rotary Club. She sees a position on council as an opportunity to serve the public as an advocate for the community, residents and businesses alike. Ranj believes that Delta, with its beauty and diver-

Traffic continues to plague Delta and the Lower Mainland. This is a key quality of life indicator. The less time one spends in traffic, the more time available to spend with your kids and family. As our population grows, this will continue to be of concern and something that needs a firm hand to find solutions. We have successfully leveraged more than $40 million from senior gov-

“I am committed to Delta being a sustainable, fiscally prudent and vibrant community. I will listen and work with you to build solutions. I bring a passion for our community and our potential. I seek your support to return to Delta Council.” According to Jeannie Kanakos, as a Delta councillor (2005-2008), she was known for doing her homework, leading several council committees and supporting numerous com-

munity initiatives. She has a track record of serving in a respectful, constructive, non partisan manner. Jeannie is well educated (MA; Conflict Resolution Certification JIBC) and has extensive professional experience as a negotiator/ facilitator in government and the private sector. She is currently working as an advisor on social planning, and board governance. She is married to Nick

Kanakos; they have four grown children. See: jeanniekanakos2011.com.

Fabian Milat

sound infrastructure development and maintenance. I am proud that I have helped bring Delta’s debt to the brink of elimination.

Property taxes and utility bills are going up too fast. I will work for low property taxes that will not rise faster than the rate of inflation. Wages are not increasing and many people are on fixed incomes. We cannot overburden taxpayers. We need to reduce bureaucracy and lower administration costs to save money for residents. I am committed to

seniors housing by encouraging the creation of smaller square footage residences near amenities and public transit. Delta’s aging population would be greatly served by having a municipal staff person who is dedicated to seniors’ issues. Now more than ever, it is important for council and the school district to work collaboratively together on issues. Savings for taxpayers can be found through effi-

ciencies in shared services and capital projects, which would mean less money that taxpayers would be expected to pay. Please vote twice for me for council and school trustee.

Anne Peterson I believe the key to developing rich public policies is effective communication strategies that engage neighbourhoods, community organizations and service providers who have “on the ground” knowledge of what the city needs to pay attention to. I also believe that we need to create brown/grey field redevelopment strategies to encourage walkable, transit-friendly neighbourhoods for all ages within reach of existing

businesses and services. By focusing our attention towards revitalizing tired, rundown areas, we alleviate some of the pressure on our green spaces already severely challenged by provincial and federal projects. In order to be a truly sustainable community, we need nontraditional strategies to encourage economic viability, social connectedness and the strengthening of environmental protection. I am a life-long com-

munity advocate working with non-profits and service providers for children through to seniors. I believe their research combined with a better relationship with our neighbourhoods will benefit Delta as a whole.


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Delta’s two MLAs have differing views when it comes to publicly endorsing municipal election candidates. Delta North MLA Guy Gentner, a former civic councillor who now represents the NDP in the legislature, last week stated his personal endorsement of council candidate Sylvia Bishop and school board hopeful Val Windsor for, saying things need to be “spiced up” for both government bodies. Gentner said he’s endorsing them personally as a resident, not as MLA. “I’m an individual like anybody else and I have the right to come forward and support them. I’m certainly not coming from my (constituency) office, I’m coming as an individual,” he said. Gentner said there are others he likes who are running for council and school board, but he’ll only publicly throw his support behind Bishop and Windsor, adding the others he likes don’t need his endorsement anyway. Delta South independent MLA Vicki Huntington, also a former councillor, hasn’t publicly endorsed any of the candidates. Huntington said there

are several candidates she’s in agreement with when it comes to such issues as preserving agricultural land, but she won’t name them or issue public support. “I don’t want to endorse. You know the mayor (Lois Jackson) and council endorsed (Liberal provincial election candidate) Wally (Oppal) and I felt it was inappropriate, and I’m not going to be a hypocrite and do the same thing,” she said. However, she then said, “I feel quite strongly that people should be looking very carefully at the candidates. If you favour development, there are two or three candidates for mayor that do stand for that and their voting record indicates that. If you want development to occur sensitive to community wishes, sensitive to protecting the agricultural land, then there’s candidates that have shown their preference.” Huntington also said it’s too bad most of the candidates for municipal hall aren’t being straightforward on their views on the controversial Southlands issue. She added with port and rail expansion, planned major development at the Tsawwassen First Nation and other issues that will impact Delta, this is one of the most important municipal elections ever.

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A28 The Delta Optimist November 16, 2011

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possible way. As we face difficult times with the demands of growing budgets, insufficient funding and declining enrolment in our schools, as well as making sure our children’s teachers are equipped with the proper tools to be the best they can be, I feel the Delta school board needs a fresh new start. We need people who will come to the table with

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I am a 27-year resident of Delta. Both my daughters and two grandchildren attended schools in Delta. I have, like many in our community, paid taxes for over 20 years for children, other than my own, to be educated. I am very happy to make this investment in their and our future. But, I also want my tax dollar spent in the best

My strengths lie in the combination of my professional experience within complex organizational structures, academic background and personal commitment to the people of Delta. Of additional value is the wealth of expertise that I have gained from having previously served on the Delta Hospital Foundation board and chairing the Delta Secondary Parent Advisory Council. My doctorate is in edu-

cational leadership from SFU. Experienced dealing directly with people in many different situations, my background will benefit me in listening to the public, in lobbying for school funding, in consulting with our teaching faculty and in debating issues with other representatives on the Delta board of education. My aim is to represent all stakeholders in the Delta school district and to

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Managing our budget, tackling declining enrollment and safety in our schools, as well as more participation by trustees in our district, are some of my key concerns. My first responsibility as a school trustee, if elected, will be to ensure that trustees attend PAC meetings around the district on a regular and consistent basis. We need to com-

I bring to the table an independent, grassroots mentality, being first and foremost a concerned parent who sees huge challenges in our school system. We need to stop talking about what is wrong and start finding viable solutions to funding and enrollment struggles that are realistic and attainable for our school district.

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November 16, 2011 The Delta Optimist A31

Donna Burke The Delta school district is rich with dedicated personnel, engaged learners and committed parents. As long as the current funding formula is in place, however, each school year will bring funding shortfalls which seriously impact the learning environment. Trustees, mindful of their fiscal responsibility, need to lead the charge when it comes to averting the erosion of public

education. My experience as Delta District PAC chair from 2006-2010 gave me the breadth of understanding, knowledge and experience needed to be an effective advocate for quality, relevant public education for all. I will work with the education partners, parents, and I will engage the community at large, to ensure Delta students can achieve their full potential.

“Leaves are for playing - not raking” I will be an approachable, pragmatic and responsive trustee who will be a voice on the board for transparent decision making. Please visit my website at www.donnaburke.org.

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A32 The Delta Optimist November 16, 2011

Pat Dyer The email said, ”Write what you want about yourself.” The trick of course is coming up with words to convince you to vote for me. Pretty hard task, considering what attracts some will distance others. For instance, my labour endorsement and years as grievance chair for the New Westminster Teachers’ Union wins some and loses others. To those considering someone

else I’d say that knowing the teachers’ contract is a good thing for a trustee. I believe in voting the highest principle and I default to the greatest good when deciding principle. I am quite aware of my fiduciary obligations and am pragmatic and practical when making operational decisions. I was elected three times to the College of Teachers where I chaired finance for

Carol Johnson

two years, qualifications for one and fitness investigations for four years. In my term fees never rose, new qualifications were negotiated and no fitness decision was overturned.

Carol Johnson is mom to three children in Delta public schools. She supports Delta public schools to be first choice amongst families. Carol’s career experiences include working as a police officer, working with the Delta school district supporting students with special needs, and currently for the Richmond school district hearing resource department.

She has coached basketball for Delta schools, coached Odyssey of the Mind and been PAC chair at Cliff Drive Elementary. Carol is on the board of directors for WINGS, an organization that provides transition homes for women escaping domestic violence. Delta schools need to identify the uniqueness and diversity of children and to provide for them the

opportunities to reach their maximum potential. Carol’s website: www. wix.com/Carol57187/ forSchoolTrustee.


November 16, 2011 The Delta Optimist A33

Candidates for Delta school board Sue Lloyd

Nick Kanakos My professional life has been devoted to providing quality education in Delta and it would be an honour to give back to our school district as a trustee. I am a retired teacher who taught in Delta for over 30 years. Having four children who all attended to Delta schools, I understand the issues facing parents. My teaching responsibilities included: computer

coordinator, provincial examination and scholarship committees, department head, athletic director and head football coach. I have experience working with students, teachers, parents, and district administration. I understand the school system and have the “skill set” which will contribute to making our “good school district even better.” Education is a partnership

between the school and the parents with the well being of the child being first and foremost. Website: www. real4delta.wordpress.com

and understand budgets and capable of making tough yet fair decisions. Involvement in the community has always be an interest of mine: Coaching North Delta Soccer, I was the food and beverage chair of the Heineken Regatta for three years, participated in the Ride to Conquer Cancer for three years (captain of a team last year that raised $57,000) and received the

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) Cares Award 2010 for showing care in the community. I’d like to contribute to the best possible school system within Delta.

as “trustee retreats,” school district catering and using hotel rooms in Vancouver for conferences. I have maintained a minimal expense account because I value taxpayer dollars. It is important for you to set a high standard for politicians and you can count on me to exceed those standards. The school district and council need to work together for solutions and

efficiency in shared services and capital projects which would mean more money going back into classrooms. Please vote twice for me for council and school trustee.

Julie Sanders I was born and raised in Tsawwassen and am now a mother of three children in the Delta public school system. I believe that trustees must be held accountable for enriching the learning process for our children and putting their education above all else. As PAC chair at Delta Manor Elementary during the school closure, I learned a great deal about our district and I strongly

feel it is time for a change. It would be my mission as trustee to establish a working liaison between families, teachers and the district to create an environment that would be beneficial to everyone. My focus will always be on your children and I will ensure that their education and learning experience is a top priority. Please visit my Facebook page at Julie Sanders for Delta School

been impacted. I believe we must work smarter to deliver education for the 21st century.

Michael Patrick Macumber, 40, was born in Nova Scotia. He moved to B.C. 16 years ago and to Delta eight years ago. Married for 12 years, he has two boys in elementary school. He has 15 years sales and management experience in the facility supplies industry. He notes he has experience serving on boards, committees and associa-

tions, in both industry and community organizations. Having attention deficit hyperactive disorder (or A.D.H.D), he understands it is a challenge for students and parents of children with any kind of learning or behavioral challenges. He says if elected, “I will work to ensure that every student gets the support and resources they need to be successful in

school.”

Dale Saip

Fabian Milat As a nine-year school trustee, I am proud that the school district has the fourth lowest administration costs in B.C. and I will continue to push for financial accountability. We need to lobby the provincial government for adequate funding for students with special needs. The current funding shortage burdens the whole school system. As a trustee, I declined many political frills such

France, I studied business administration, taught marketing and was database manager for the environment directorate, OECD. Returning to Canada, I worked many years implementing Student Information Software and authored a book to share that knowledge. Although Delta did not adopt BCeSIS, the provincial education budget and education staff have certainly

Michael Patrick Macumber

Andrew Maas An active father with two children in the Delta school system, I am passionate about making a difference in the community and within the school system. Education is an extremely important focus of mine and is why I have decided to run in the election. Being in business for several years has allowed me the ability to be a good communicator, develop

I would like to offer my unique experience and knowledge to support public education in our community. My education started in Penticton High School and continued at McGill University. Moving to Mexico, I created an RAD ballet school and was instrumental in creating The Lancaster School, which today serves over 800 students. Later moving to

Dale Saip and his family are longtime residents of Delta. He is the vice-president of business development for the WHL Vancouver Giants and helped manage both the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championships and 2007 Memorial Cup. First elected to Delta school board in 1987, Dale is the current school board chair (six terms) and has served as vice-chair (three terms).

He has also served six terms as president of the Ladner Business Association. Dale currently sits on the board of directors for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Saip stated, “The Delta school district has a long and distinguished history of academic excellence. We have a tradition of good sound management practices which includes good governance and solid

leadership. I will, along with my fellow R.E.A.L candidates, continue to demonstrate leadership by finding solutions to difficult challenges in a respectful, constructive and thoughtful way.

Janet Shauntz

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I have always been passionate about public education. It began when my first child was born, allowing me participation in his education from volunteering at preschool to PAC involvement. Community involvement started at 17 years old, organizing a teen dance in a very small town. Along the way, I have gained some experience, mostly in education.

Being chair of Kwantlen Polytechnic University showed me the link to post-secondary education which forged genuine dialogue with our district. But no one accomplishes anything by themselves; it needs to be a collaborative venture with all partner groups The core role of trustees is a serious one which oversees a system that motivates students, reflects the aspirations of parents

and the community. Here are a few of my goals: Student learning, introduce International Baccalaureate program to elementary schools and fairness in provincial funding.


A34 The Delta Optimist November 16, 2011

Candidates for Delta school board Brad Sherwin

Declining enrollment continues to create funding challenges. Asking the government for more money hasn’t worked in the past, and probably won’t in the future. We have to work together to understand the challenges and find winwin solutions to funding. Regardless, the board will face some difficult decisions, like how to improve support for stu-

Malcolm Smillie

dents with learning disabilities. I want to ensure that we are looking well ahead to define our challenges and reviewing with parents, teachers and other stakeholders. Therefore, we can hear opinions, address concerns and consider ideas before action is required. My background in strategic development can help make the district’s Vision become reality.

My background is business, not education. I went back to school as an adult to get my MBA. I hope to bring a focused, strategic approach and a different perspective to Delta’s school board.

Simon Truelove Simon Truelove has extensive teaching experience spanning 36 years at a variety of grade levels and in a variety of B.C. schools districts. He moved to Delta 1981 and has two children and two grandchildren. Simon has served six years as a trustee on the Delta board of education, currently as vice-chair and Delta’s rep to BCSTA Provincial Council. An avid coach of vol-

Malcolm is well known in Delta for his athletic achievements and coaching involvement with running and soccer. The Ladner resident who was the Delta Masters Athlete of the Year in 2010 is now focused on the race for school trustee. He started out his working life teaching English and P.E. but is now working in the business world with the Vancouver Board

of Trade. Alongside the main issue of managing the school board resources in the face of declining enrolment, he is eager to see what he can do help with raising the quality of daily physical education for all students in the Delta school district. He is a firm believer that children of all ages benefit from exercise and would look to influ-

ence and where possible improve that experience for elementary and secondary school kids across the district. He has two teenagers currently in the school system in Delta.

Val Windsor

leyball, basketball, soccer and other sports, Simon has also served as vicepresident of Burns Bog Conservation Society and second vice-president of the Surrey Teachers’ Association. “Advocacy for adequate funding is essential. As well, Delta school trustees must be able and willing to overcome whatever differences we have and work co-operatively for the benefit of every single

student. We have one of the finest public school systems in the world and its most valuable asset is its people. Let’s build on that.”

A 40-year resident of Delta, Val Windsor retired in 2009 after 40 years in education, including 32 years as a classroom teacher. Val has demonstrated leadership in education and in the community. She has worked tirelessly to support the public education system throughout her career. Delta students deserve trustees who will:

• Fight for increased education funding with the B.C. School Trustees Association and trustees in other districts; • Pressure government to implement a new funding formula that reflects the true cost of educating our students; • Advocate for students with special needs including those “grey” area students who do not receive specific funding;

• Ensure parents’ voices are heard; • Promote open and transparent district operations; • Work to build community support for Delta schools.

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November 16, 2011 The Delta Optimist A35

‘Facts’ in dispute in Southlands debate

Group opposed to developing contentious Tsawwassen property criticized for spreading misinformation SANDOR GYARMATI

The intensity of the Southlands debate has gone up another notch as Saturday’s civic election approaches. Opposed to development on the highly contentious, 500-plus acre property in Tsawwassen, the group Southlands the Facts has drawn heat from some local residents and Delta CAO George Harvie over a flyer distributed to homes this week. The flyer, which endorses several candidates, including mayoral hopeful Krista Engelland, states some “straight facts” about the process that’s now begun on an Official Community Plan amendment application by the Century Group, which wants to develop the site. Century wants to construct 950 housing units of various types while donating 80 per cent of the property to the municipality for urban farming. An OCP amendment is required because the site is zoned agricultural and is also designated as such in the Tsawwassen Area Plan. Century Group president Sean Hodgins didn’t submit a formal development application with the OCP

amendment application, leading Southlands the Facts to claim the process could open the door for the applicant to “build thousands of homes” and be the “start of a massive development that will change the face of our community forever.” The group contends that without a development application, it leaves no constraint on the number of homes that can be built and, if an amendment and rezoning were approved, residents would be left without a say. Harvie contacted the Optimist Tuesday to point out 950 housing units is specified in the amendment application. Several residents, meanwhile, sent letters to the Optimist stating Southlands the Facts is deliberating spreading misinformation in order to suit its own agenda and promotion of candidates. When asked to respond to the allegation his group was spreading misinformation, spokesperson Richard Kunz denied it, noting it’s only fair the community is aware of both sides of the debate. “If you apply for an amendment to rezone a piece of land to be residential, without a specific development application

that specifies 950 homes, the final number of homes that will be built is an unknown quantity,” Kunz said. “The process that’s been established provides numerous loopholes to revise and amend the number of homes, the density overall. There’s so much misinformation out there that we felt compelled to provide our side of the story of what’s unfolding here.” The OCP amendment application does state the Century Group needs 950 housing units — a mix

of townhomes, cottages, small family homes, apartment-style residences and live-work and artist studios — to pay for necessary upgrades to the 430 acres of agricultural land that would be handed over to Delta. Council received the application this fall and a lengthy public consultation process is to begin early in 2012. Metro Vancouver’s approval is also required to amend the region’s strategic plan, which would likely mean another public hearing.

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A36 The Delta Optimist November 16, 2011

Open Space hosting shopping day for hospice

Open Space Yoga will once again be the host of an annual charitable shopping day with proceeds going to the Delta Hospice Society. Visit Open Space Yoga at 4880 Delta St. this Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to shop for items and services from retailers such as Open Space Yoga, Sonja Picard Jewelry, Upstart Crow, Buttercups Children’s Boutique, The Portal, Dinner Bay Designs and

Potters for Hospice. It is the perfect start to holiday shopping and a great way to find unique items to complete shopping lists. Bombay Joe’s will be providing food at the event and henna tattoos will be offered by Henna by Hini. Fifteen per cent of all sales will be donated to the Delta Hospice Society, with the exception of Potters for Hospice, which will be

donating 100 per cent of all pottery sold that day. “Michael (Rudd) is a true inspiration to us. Between his efforts at organizing the popular Heart of Ladner Night Market, candlelight yoga classes and this annual shopping day for hospice, we can’t emphasize our appreciation enough for the time, effort and passion Michael has put forth for hospice,” says Delta Hospice Society executive

director Nancy Macey. “I am so pleased to be able to organize such a fun and timely shopping day for hospice. I am so appreciative of the continued support being shown by all of the businesses involved in the shopping day,” says Rudd, owner of Open Space Yoga. “I have been touched by hospice and when I approach individuals or businesses and talk about

hospice, it means so much that they want to get involved too. I don’t want the public to forget that the hospice buildings are not paid for yet.” Open Space Yoga will be offering a wonderful new bamboo line of clothing called MOVEMENT. With each piece purchased, in addition to the 15 per cent gift to hospice, a donation will be made to pamoja. org, an organization that

provides micro financing in Kenya. For more information about this shopping day, visit www.openspaceyoga. com. The Delta Hospice Society is a non-profit, charitable organization and the operator of the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care, the Irene Thomas Hospice and the Hospice Cottage Thrift Store in Tsawwassen.

VOTE FOR MORE BUSES NOW IN THE NOVEMBER 19 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS! The following mayoralty candidates support More Buses Now and increased, sustainable funding of Translink. They all said"yes" to this question: Do you support increasing funding of public transit in Metro Vancouver beyond inflationary increases in order to provide the sustainable funding levels needed to expand the system and restore adequate bus service? Yes or No?

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Mayor Gregor Robertson

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Mayor Dianne Watts

Support Metro Vancouver Mayors and Councilors who will improve TransLink bus service and public transit with sustainable funding Metro Vancouver voters have a clear choice in the November 19 municipal elections — they can send a message to the provincial government and TransLink by electing Mayors and Councilors who support better public transit through sustainable funding. Do you agree or disagree that improvements should be made in Metro Vancouver's bus and SkyTrain service?

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85% of those polled want significant improvements made to TransLink’s bus and SkyTrain service, with 48% strongly in favour.

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An Angus Reid Public Opinion poll conducted for Canadian Auto Workers Local 111, the union representing TransLink bus drivers, is clear — Metro Vancouver wants more service. And for good reason — Montreal and Toronto have service every 10 minutes or less on 58% of their bus runs, while Metro Vancouver only has 10 minute service on 26% of its bus runs. That’s because Metro Vancouver is between 500 and 800 buses short of the number needed to provide adequate service.

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November 16, 2011 The Delta Optimist A37

Age is just a number — a really big one

With seven billion of us now on the planet, there are a lot more people to make you feel old these days BARBARA GUNN

LIVING MATTERS Just so you know: I have a new name. I will now be referred to as No. 2,776,668,246. OK, so it doesn’t have quite the cachet of Barbara, but it says a lot about who I am. To be precise, it says that I was the 2,776,668,246th person on earth the day I was born. I kid you not. This, according to some Internet program that sprang into existence after it was announced the world’s seven billionth human being

Name: Carol

had recently arrived. Plug your birth date in here, the program said, and we’ll tell you where you stand in the human existence order of things. Man, do I feel old. I feel especially old at work these days. After all, my colleagues have also visited the site and found out their new names. Across from me sits No. 3,299,443,010. Next to her sits 3,887,521,074. And down the hall — wait for this — toils 4,325,992,676. (I mean it! The little lady is 1,549,324,430 people younger than I am! Talk about a generation gap!) And if that isn’t bad enough, this is the other reality: exactly 4,223,331,754 human beings have been around

“Just slightly younger than “What?” he asked. since I hit the cradle. That’s “Your name, silly,” I said. I am.” big. That’s more than would “Hmm,” he said. “I like fit into B.C. Place, I reckon. “Listen, I’ll find it for you.” that.” The seats What we would never Worse still, it occurred to us, our world is only didn’t like, be able to accommodate going to get more crowded. At the rate we’re we agreed, is this: we all of them, growing, I figure person No. 8,673,435,001 didn’t have let alone the will be born before the decade’s out, and to wait bathrooms, especially person No. 10,932,942,685 just a few years as long at White if they all after that. Spot when felt the call there were of Mother four bilNature at the I plugged his birth date lion-plus fewer people in same time. into my not-so-favourite our world. We didn’t have “What’s your new program. to sit in as many traffic name?” I asked my husband “You’re No. snarls. When we needed morosely. 2,779,032,926,” I told him.

to book a flight over the telephone, we were able to talk to someone right away, simply because little lady No. 1,549,324,430 was but a far-off twinkle in her father’s eye. Worse still, it occurred to us, our world is only going to get more crowded. At the rate we’re growing, I figure person No. 8,673,435,001 will be born before the decade’s out, and person No. 10,932,942,685 just a few years after that. If I want to order some Triple O by 2014, I reckon, I should probably do it now.

Age: 61

Occupation: ESL Consultant What is the activity? Swimming/Cycling/Running – Triathlon Where and when does this happen? Sungod Recreation Centre and running in North Delta. How often do you participate? Daily. How long have you been involved? Since 1983, when I completed my first marathon. Why did you get involved with this activity? I wanted to lose weight after my first child was born. Swimming, biking and running make me feel like a kid. What do you like best about this activity? It is fun! All the people I meet are positive and friendly. ©Disney/Pixar

How does it benefit your life? It makes my life more positive, and I can pass that onto my family and friends. Also, I can eat as much as I want! What other things you do to keep active? Yoga, Pilates, weight training, mental training. Carol recently placed 1st in the Hawaiian Ironman in her age group. The race consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. This was her second win, and she beat the World Record in Hawaiian Ironman 2010 for her age group!

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A38 The Delta Optimist November 16, 2011 Coming Events General Meeting and breakfast is 9 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 20 at Royal Canadian Legion, 289, Tsawwassen. Please bring your dues, any news, photos and humor. More info: www.toobnews. ca or call Greg at 604-9436040.

welcome. For further info call Cathy at 604-946-0877.

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. Major changes will be in effect beginning January 2012. Presented by Service Canada. Canada’s Public Pensions - Are You Eligible?: Wednesday, Nov. 16 - Tsawwassen Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

#South Delta Newcomers & Alumni meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the Kiwanis Longhouse, 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen. The club is for all women who have moved to Ladner, Tsawwassen or Point Roberts, to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. Join us Thursday, Nov. 17. Our guest speakers will be representatives from OWL (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society). For more information please call Marie at 778-434-2090.

#The Oscar nominated documentary “Gasland” will be shown Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. This acclaimed documentary explores and exposes the environmental damage and threats to human health from high process drilling to extract natural gas from rock. This process is commonly known as fracking. Presented by the Delta/ Richmond chapter of the Council of Canadians. All

#There will be a Rock & Gem Club meeting on Nov. 2l at 7:30 p.m. at the South Delta Recreation Centre. Guests are welcome. For more info call 604-9434568. #Moments for Moms hosts a children’s clothing and toy exchange on Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at South Delta Baptist Church. Childcare will be provided.

#A monthly sale with jewelry, watches, ‘Designer Collections’ and stocking stuffers is a great way to start Christmas shopping at the Hospice Cottage Thrift Store, 1521-56th St., Tsawwassen, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.

#The Canadian Federation of University Women South Delta meets the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Royal Oaks Social Room, 1100-56th St. at 7:15 p.m. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 22. The guest speaker will be Eileen Reppenhagen, CGA. She is

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#Parent workshop: Emotional Regulation. Learn how to help your child understand their emotions and how to cope when their emotions seem too big. For parents of children aged 3 - 19 on Wednesday, Nov. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Reach Child and Youth Development Society #3-3800-72nd Street in Ladner. Call 604-946-6622 ext. 343 or caroly@reachdevelopment.org to register. #Looking for practical strategies about how to cope with grief during the holiday season? Join counsellor Margaret Fletcher on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care at 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, for a discussion about grief and loss and practical options for coping with the holidays and other special days. For more information or to register call 604-9480660. Registration is not required but appreciated.

Digivations is a NASA award-winning pro-d workshop program at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre on Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Explore, have fun and learn about rockets, robots and Earth and space ecosystems. For more information visit www.digivations. com. Call Dr’s. Steven and Anne Berman at 604628-9825 or Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture at 604-952-3000. #You are invited to join others in your community to share information and resources, coping strategies, ideas for living well with Parkinson’s, good humour and more at Tsawwassen Parkinson’s Support Group meetings on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the KinVillage Community Centre, multi-purpose room, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. For more information please contact: Robbin Jeffereys, Parkinson Society British Columbia, 1-800-668-3330, 604-6623240 or rjeffereys@parkinson.bc.ca. #The Delta Photo Club meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the KinVillage Recreation Centre. Join

photographers of all skills levels at these fun and informative weekly photo meetings. For further information, please contact Karoline at publicity@deltaphotoclub.com. #Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a non-profit international women’s organization, is accepting new members. We are of all ages and our motto is “Life Learning and Friendship.” Call Joyce at 604-940-0106 or Alice at 604-946-4998 if you are interested in joining. #Are you 15 to 30, unemployed and motivated to find a better job? Our federally funded program supports youth in a six-week in-class training program, followed by a 14-week work placement in a field of their interest. Youth are paid a training allowance during class time, and minimum wage in their work placements. Topics include bettering your job search skills, career counseling and testing, and personal development. Certificates given depending on your training needs. Contact Skills Link at 604-946-8674 for more info or email lisaa@bgccs. bc.ca.

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#The Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Driver program in Ladner/ Tsawwassen is in need of more volunteer drivers to take patients to and from their treatment. Training and dispatch are provided. Time commitments are flexible. If you are interested in further information about this volunteer opportunity, please contact Christian Chenard, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at 604-533-1668 Ext 338 or email fvrvolengagement@ bc.cancer.ca. #The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society runs a number of units within our hospital that provide services to patients and their families as well as staff. We are currently looking for volunteers skillful in office work, merchandizing for the Dogwood Gift Shop, and food services to coordinate the Courtyard Cafe. If interested in any of these roles, please contact the Auxiliary office at 604-946-1121 extension 783597. #Are you interested in making a real and profound difference in the lives of people caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia? Come join the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s team of dedicated support facilitators. A commitment of three to six hours a month over a one-year time period is required. Training is provided. Contact Anthony Kupferschmidt for more information: 604-2387390 or e-mail: anthony@ alzheimerbc.org. To learn more about our programs and services, please visit www.alzheimerbc.org. #The Ladner/Tsawwassen Kinsmen Club invites new and old members to join us, the first and third Mondays of each month at Kin House in Ladner. Join the only all-Canadian service club. Come have fun, meet our neighbours and help make our community a better

place to live and raise our families. Supper is at 6:30 p.m., the meeting is a 7 p.m. and the fun follows. There is no age limit for members as there was in the past. For more information please call 604-946-8711. Leave a message.

Seniors #A Christmas craft fair is set for Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Plated lunch available 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - $7. Crafts, bake sales, raffle. Crafts by outside vendors.

p.m. Monday to Thursday) and at McKee House (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday). Call 604943-0225. Special Events #There will be a Christmas Village Bazaar at Ladner United Church on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be baking, books, candy, crafts, treasures, an auction, lunch and games. Visit www.ladnerunited.org for more info. #The 11th annual Light of Remembrance Service, an evening of music and reflection, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Cedar Park Church, 5300-44th Ave., Ladner. The evening is open to all who have lost a loved one. There is no charge and no

offering will be collected. For more information call 604-946-6040. #On Dec. 4 from 1 to 3 p.m., Santa Comes to Cammidge House. He will bring treats for the small children, there will be refreshments for the family and the house will be decorated for the Christmas holidays. Come visit and photograph Santa with the children. Everyone welcome. Cammidge House is in Boundary Bay Regional Park on the way to Centennial Beach. Arts #The Romantic Piano, a performance from the Delta Youth Symphony Orchestra and pianist Anthony Lee is set for Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. with dinner

at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy. Richmond. Tickets: $65 per person, including dinner. Children - $35. For Tickets and info, please contact Lena Malmberg at 604-9439663 or lena@dyo.bc.ca. #Join the Delta Community Choir and Tapestry, under the musical direction of Danielle Hamilton for a performance filled with Christmas wonder, choral favorites and holiday cheer at Cedar Park Church, 5300-44th Ave., Ladner, on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:30 p.m. It costs $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/students and $5 for kids under 12. Tickets are available at the door, from any member of the choirs, at Cedar Park

Church office or Mud Bay Wines. For more info visit www.deltacommunitychoir.ca. #Come and enjoy the paintings of Laurel Johnson at the South Delta Library during the month of November. The display is in the library meeting room.

The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).

#The Kin Jam Band will entertain Nov. 22 from 1:30 to 4 pm at KinVillage Community Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen. The bar will be open. 604-9430225. #There’s a November birthday lunch on Friday, Nov. 25, at 12:30 p.m. at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre in Ladner. Lasagna, salad, dessert & beverage. Music by Langley Seniors Silver Belles & Beaus. Members: $6., guests: $7. #KinVillage Community Centre still has tables available for their Christmas Market. Saturday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables are $35. For more info call Jodi @ 604-948-2820 or drop by the centre to fill out an application. #There’s a South Delta Seniors’ Travel Tulalip Christmas Lights trip from Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Friday, Dec. 2. Members: $305. Non-members: $330. Visits to: Warm Beach, Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park and Seattle Premium Outlets. Tickets available at KinVillage Community Centre (10:30 a.m. to 12:45

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Bantam rep hockey team falls 5-4 to Seafair in gold medal game at 18th annual Tim Jardine Showcase Tournament MARK BOOTH

From start to finish nothing came easy for the Seafair Islanders yet they still found a way to repeat as champions at the 18th annual Tim Jardine Showcase Tournament. The Islanders captured the eight team Bantam AAA event with a hardfought and entertaining 5-4 victory over the host South Delta Storm on Sunday at the Ladner Leisure Centre. The same two teams had open the tournament four days earlier with the Richmond squad needing a late power play goal to prevail 3-2 in round-robin play. It proved to be an identical script in the final as another man advantage goal in the final four min-

utes was enough to hold off a determined Storm team for good. Seafair had never trailed in the final, opening up an early 2-0 lead, only to see South Delta battle back to draw even on three different occasions. As the only participating team slated to play in Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association’s top tier for regular season play, the Islanders were considered the pre-tourney favourites. However, a challenging month of tiering games had taken its toll with four regulars unavailable for the weekend and another injury leaving the team with just eight forwards for the playoff round. Seafair also had its hands full in its final two preliminary games against Surrey (4-4) and Campbell River (8-5), before hold-

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South Delta Storm’s Ryan Jones and Greg Scott battle with Seafair Islanders Branden Chow and Joel Murga during action at the 18th annual Tim Jardine Bantam Showcase Hockey Tournament. The cross-river rivals hooked up twice in the tournament with Seafai coming out on top each time, including a 5-4 margin in the championship game. ing off Vancouver 3-1 in the quarter-finals. Even an 8-3 semi-final victory over Campbell River saw the Vancouver Island squad enjoy a 3-0 lead before the Islanders got going. The championship game featured two high-profile coaches going headto-head. Seafair’s Russ Weber guided Team B.C. to gold at last February’s Canada Winter Games, a feat that helped him earn B.C. Amateur Hockey’s coach-of-the-year award. The Storm are led behind the bench by former South Delta star Shane Kuss who has made coaching stops with the Delta Ice Hawks and the B.C. Hockey League’s Surrey Eagles. “Right from the get go it was a real challenge for us,” said Weber. “I’m extremely proud to go into this with just nine forwards and the tenacity the boys

showed, dealing with backto-back games. “To be honest we tried to rest on one goal leads rather than go full throttle with our forcecheck, like we usually do, just to conserve energy.” Seafair needed players to step up and its best did just that. Western Hockey League Bantam Draft prospect Glenn Gawdin earned tournament MVP honours with 12 goals in six games, including back-to-back hat tricks. Others picking up the slack included Alex McLeod, one of six 1998 born players on the team, who had three goals in the comeback semi-final win over Campbell River. Second-year Brett Gelz also enjoyed a strong tournament. The result was somewhat bittersweet for a Storm team that came within a

couple of bounces of being the first South Delta squad to prevail since 2006 when current Vancouver Giants star Brendan Gallagher led the hosts to victory. The performance also proved the locals are more than capable of competing and even beating higher tiered opponents despite being designated for tier three play in the regular season. Making the runner-up finish even more impressive was the Storm also dealing with a short bench due to injuries to key second-year forwards Nathan Adamson and Trevor MacDonald. “A lot of people didn’t give us much hope going into the tournament but the boys played well within our system,” said Kuss. “They should be happy and proud of the way they performed and also the character they showed to keep battling

back the way they did.” The Storm appealed their tier three assignment to the PCAHA but to no avail and now must dominant their opponents to prove they deserve to be promoted to tier two in the new year. “We feel we are good enough to compete with four or five of the bottom teams in tier one,” Kuss added. “The disappointing thing is now we are going to have to focus on killing teams (to get promoted) which means giving more ice time to your top guys and not enough opportunity to develop all your players.” Matthew Brunton enjoyed an outstanding playoff run in the Storm net, especially in a 4-2 semi-final win over Surrey. He also faced 42 shots in the final. His play earned him the tournament’s top goaltender award.

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Devils encounter frigid conditions at provincials

Peggy Noel & MacKenzie Connors lead SDSS boys and girls teams at B.C. cross-country championships in Kelowna

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South Delta boys cross-country team included (left to right): Patrick McKenzie, Harrison Wade, Dawson Church, MacKenzie Connors, Brent McNeil, Kevin Miller and Taylor Carkner.

were Kevin (140th, 19:54), Miller (129th, Saskia Clauss 27:44), Harrison (260th, 23:09) Wade (189th, and Angela 28:48), Dawson Smith (265th, Church (208th, 23.35). 29:11), Brent The boys McNeil (239th, team also 29:53) and placed 21st Taylor Carkner and was led (262nd, 31:13). by promisCoaches ing Grade 10 Carol Lingham, MacKenzie Brooke Jacobs Connors finishing 85th out Megan Kwiatkowski and Lisa Crump are already of 286 entries looking forward to the 2012 with a clocking of 26:57. season which will conclude The boys race was 6.5 with the provincials in kilometres. Also performPrince George. ing well for the Sun Devils

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South Delta secondary schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior girls cross-country team featured (left to right) Saskia Clauss, Peggy Noel, Megan Kwiatkowski, Gillian Thiel and Angela Smith.

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Grade 8 champions

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Delta Pacers Grade 8 boys volleyball team capped a perfect run in district play by capturing the playoff championship last week. The Pacers completed the impressive stretch with a hard fought four set victory over North Delta in the championship match. The roster included: Adam Husdon, Logan Newman, Jonathan Goldman, Devin Basi, Joven Gill, Brayden Kirk, Jackson Goodman, Gavin Bains, Isaac Embree, Kaylin Kaila, Michael Wiechers and Spencer Richardson. The team also thanks the efforts of coaches Shell Thompson and Brian Newman.

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SWEENEY, Peter Ronald November 16, 1944 - November 13, 2011

Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully after a struggle with cancer. Born in Vancouver, Peter was the eldest son of Herb and Glinda who predeceased him. He is survived by his wife Frances, his sons Neil (Tanis), Greg (Sandy), Brian (Isabelle), Michael (Nicki), Brent (Robin), and the joys of his life, his grandchildren Matthew, Connor, Katrina, Cameron, Alexandra, Victor, Danielle, and Héloïse. He is also survived by his sister Anne, and his brothers Brian, David, Paul and Patrick. Peter had a lengthy career with the City of Vancouver. He played golf at every opportunity and greatly enjoyed his friends at Fraser Golf Club and his trips to Ireland. Prayers will be offered on Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner, BC where Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, donations may be made to the Delta Hospice Society, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 4L8.

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April 21, 1910 - November 12, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother Anne on November 12, 2011. She passed away peacefully, with family by her side at Mountainview Manor in Ladner, B.C. Anne was predeceased by her husband Joe and grandson Joey. She will be greatly missed by her son David (Maureen), daughter Pat (Ray), daughter Doreen (Heinz) as well as her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren including one great-great-grandchild, brother Donald Strankay who is 96 years, friends and family. Anne was born in Morden, Manitoba, the 6th child of Julius and Louisa Strankay who soon moved on to homestead in Waldeck, Saskatchewan. She lived on the Prairies until 1932 when she went to live in Montreal, Quebec, with her sister Helen. There she met and married Joe Mooney, had 3 children, moved to the west coast where she enjoyed her family, home, and garden. She was devoted to her family and was happiest when surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was a huge part of all our lives and we will miss her so much. We would like to thank the entire staff at Mountainview Manor – the care aides who took excellent care of her, the nurses who cared for her health, the recreation crew who made each day more enjoyable as well as the many volunteers and her physician, Dr. Turner. Also, many more staff played a role in her care and we thank all of them. A Memorial Service will be held at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Rd., Ladner, B.C. on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Delta Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

Debbie passed peacefully on Friday November 11, 2011 at the young age of 51. She will be remembered, loved and missed by her loving husband of 31 years Robert; daughter Rebecca; son Jordan; brother Wayne (sister-in-law Shelley); sister Connie (brother-in-law Mark); sister Andrea (brother-in-law Glenn, children Nathan, Anthony and Nicola). She was dearly loved by her 3 sisters-in-law, 7 brothers-in-law, 26 nieces and nephews and 14 grand-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Laurie and Adeline Gauvin. Please stop by and share your memories and stories of Deb at her Celebration of Life at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 240 located at 2643 - 128th Street, Surrey, BC Sunday November 20, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the wonderful and caring people at the White Rock/South Surrey Hospice Society at 15510 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC V4B 2R3 Bakerview Crematorium & Funeral Services 604-574-8822

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6020-02

Abbotsford

LARGE 5 BR, 3 baths, SS appl, big yard, new roof. Close to everything. Call Hans Rawlins, Global Force Rlty, 604-596-1800

Vancouver East Side

6002

OPEN HOUSE 3631 Yale St, Vancouver BC Starter home or building lot. Amazing view of the NShore Mtns 2,070sqft home, 50x121.79sqft lot! 2bdrms & 1bath, bsmt ceiling 8+ft. Open Sat. Nov. 12, 2:30−4:30pm, Sun. Nov. 13, 2−4pm & Wed. Nov. 16, 10am−12noon. $769,000 Call: (604) 868−9812 or email: judiwhyte@telus.net. Prudential Sussex Realty

Agents

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

Surrey

REDUCED By owner Vcr lot & old time house, approx 37x103, nr ammen $809,000 43rd nr Earles Rd. 604-916-5104 * 604-298-4335

Vancouver West Side

BEAUTIFUL 3 lvl End Unit, completly remodelled, s/s pkg, granite c/tops, 4 BR T/H, nr 108 & 152 St, quiet & great area, Ready to Move in, $289,990. 604-716-6505

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CALL 604 946-1094 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

LADNER 1 bdrm $795 & 2 bdrm $910 incl., heat, h/w, prkg. Some pets ok. No dogs. No smoking. 604-940-8726

6595

6595-20

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.

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR + storage, 1400sf ground level entry, yard, gas fp, hi ceiling, wd, cable/net, np ns, $1180+utils, Dec 1st , Tsaw 604-229-2125

3 BR Ladner upper 1/2 house Near bus,schools. fenced yard, sundeck, storage, gas F/P N/S, ref. Avail Dec 1. $1,400/ Month + util's. (604) 943-1080

LADNER, MAIN flr 2 br suite, quiet deadend St. for clean, quiet tenant. $850 incl heat/cable. ns np. Jane 604-946-9456 LARGE bright bachelor Tsaw, priv entry/patio, gas fp, nr bus, $780 inc util/cbl, ns 604-943-0841

Introducing the new

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9105

Personals

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9125

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7015

Auto Miscellaneous

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

Domestic

1966 CHEVY CAPRICE, 2dr auto, red leather int, red ext, aircared, $7999 778-788-2025

Escort Services

1988 CAPRICE, aircared, $600. 604-946-2945

Carman Fox and friends

1994 PONTIAC Grand Am SE 4dr auto pwr pkg grt km, $2,200 incl/warr 604-466-6007 MJ Auto #30332

The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver

Shared Accommodation

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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

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL STUDIO, $685 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733

6595-25

TSAWWASSEN COURT 1 Br $900, 2 Br $1100 new reno, quiet, Incl heat/hw. 778-999-6853

Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

PARTIALLY furn, sep bldg @ shared house, acreage, E. Ladner priv. quiet, $575, 604-940-4595

Apt/Condos

Greensview TSAWWASSEN

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

drapes, carpets, 3 appliances and laundry facilities. Located on Tsawwassen bus route and minutes from parksTerrace and beach area. For more Are or youto looking for a call 2 bedroom suite in a well maintained info view please 604-943-0002

building? Bldg is located on 16th Ave and is close to the bus, Tsawwassen Terrace shops and the beach. Heat, hot water and parking included in the rent. To view for please 604-943-7666 Are you looking a 2 call bedroom suite in a well maintained

building? Bldg is located Kelly on 16th Ave and is close to the bus, Court shops and the beach. Heat,inhot water andlocated parkingnear included in 1 bedroom suite available small bldg shops, the rent.bus To stop viewand please call 604-943-7666 school, rec centre. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, school, bus stop and rec centre. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, KerryBldg Court drapes, heat and hot water. consists of new windows, 1 & 2 bedroom suitesaavailable a quietTo wellview maintained sliding doors and putting ingreen. please bldg. call Rent includes 2 appl, drapes, heat and hot water. Building 604-782-4326

GORGEOUS DUPLEX - MLSV917348 416 + 420 W 15th Ave. Over 4500 sq. ft. 50’ x 125’ lot. 3 bdrms + fam rm. + den + more each side. All the bells & whistles! Superb landscaping & attn. to detail. Featured in Canadian House & Home - need I say more! Asking $2.998M! Call Sheryl 604 209-3118 or Alice 604 617-6821 Appt. only. Royal Pacific Realty

6035

Mobile Homes

MURRAYVILLE 2 BR mobile completely remodelled air cond, storage, large decks, nr amens, pkng $39,900. 604-534-2997

3BDRM/1BTH 1162 Beechwood Crescent, North Van NORGATE: Newly Renovated, Laundry, Shed, Large Garage, Corner Lot 65x100, Close to Hwy, Min to Downtown, Close to Marine Dr. A MUST SEE!! $808,000 Call: (604) 760-6769

Tsawwassen

drapes, heat and hot water. consists of new windows, KellyBldg Court sliding doors and a putting green. To view please call 1 bedroom suite available in small bldg located near shops, 604-782-4326

For Sale by Owner

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Open House Chilliwack Nov 19 1:30-3:30, 45755 Wellington, 3400sf 3br 3ba character home $439,900 795-2997 id5402 Chilliwack, $70K below cost, 677sf 1br+den condo $125K 376-0864 id5449 Hope like new, updated 930sf 3 bedroom mobile home $79,900 414-0589 id5446 Tsawwassen huge 4700sf 7br 6ba w/mortgage helper $895,888 948-5441 id5448

Office/Retail Rent

6565

Apt/Condos

STORAGE SPACE available 10 feet X 30 feet. $180/mth Ladner, Avail now 604-940-0760

Houses - Rent

4BDRM/3BTH Executive Home for Rent in Beach Grove. 2786 Square Feet, Radiant Heat, Open Floor Plan. $2,900 604-948-2017 FURN. EXEC Upper Tsaw, all utils incld, DVR Hi spd net, immed to May, refs req. 604-943-9845

Apartments & Condos

604-240-9340 lancemcc@telus.net

LIST OF WELL MAINTAINED AND TSAWWASSEN MANAGED SUITES!

6020-40

6015

SRY NORTH. 3 BR, 1,200 sf. 1.5 baths, private W/D. N/p, no drugs. Quiet area. Now. 604-951-8950

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

6508

Storage

DOWNTOWN Ladner up to 1200 sqft $750 or $500 for 1/2.

1BDRM/1BTH in Ladner Pointe super clean unit, new carpet, in suite W/D, deck, heat/HW underground prkng. avail. immediately, No Pets $950 Monthly Call: (604) 789-6064 or email: aspear@hotmail.ca.

6508

6600

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

3BDRM/2BTH Condo, Kauai Best time to buy dream properties on Kauai. Buyers market. $249,000 email: yelena.okhman@remax.net

6008

Duplexes - Rent

6540

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Legal/Public Notices

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3BDRM Cottage Point Roberts Family cottage in sought after west facing Freeman Beach. Large lot with beach rights. Many improvements incl new roof, furniture incl, move-in condition. Priced to sell - $275,000 Call: (604) 943-8722

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6020-38 5505

6515

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Mortgages

Recreation Property

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5075

6065

6050

Out Of Town Property

5 PRESTINE Acres, zoned for 10 unit Bed & Breakfast, suitable for year round activity, 35 miles North of Pemberton. $175,000. Phone Al 604-847-3133

improvements include a putting green, updated windows and patio doors. Located closeand to school, shoppingManor centre and bus Century Village Tsawwassen route. To make an appt. to view please call 604-943-1487

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

2 bedroom suite available in a quiet well maintained building. Deldrapes, Rio heat and h/w. To make Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, 2 bedroom suiteplease available a quiet well maintained building. an appt to view callin604-946-4633

Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes, heat and h/w. To make Lane an appt to view pleaseEvergreen call 604-946-4633

1 bedroom suite available in one of Lane our 4 well maintained bldgs. Evergreen Located near shops, school andofbus Rent includes 2 1 bedroom suite available in one our routes. 4 well maintained bldgs. appl, carpets and drapes. view suites call2 Located near shops, schoolTo and busthese routes. Rentplease includes 604-946-2694 appl, carpets and drapes. To view these suites please call 604-946-2694 Georgia Court / Harbourside

Georgia / Harbourside Affordable Bachelor, 1, 2Court & 3 bedroom suites available in the Affordable Bachelor, 1, 2Rent & 3 includes bedroom2 suites availabledrapes in the heart of Ladner Village. appl, carpets, hearthot of water. LadnerShops Village. 2 appl, carpets, and andRent bus includes stop nearby. To view or fordrapes more and hot water. and bus stop nearby. To view or for more info please callShops 604-946-9268 info please call 604-946-9268

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

ACROSS

1. Not divisible by two 4. Of she 7. Gas usage measurement 10. 2008 Pulitzer poet Robert 12. Rich persons 14. Semitic fertility god 15. Tropical Asian starlings 16. Digression 17. An enticement 18. “Nutcracker” character 21. Swindles 22. Capital of ancient China 221-206 BC

DOWN

1. Physicist Georg Simon 2. A raised platform 3. Celtic mother of the faeries 4. Fasteners secured by a pin 5. Quality of being morally wrong 6. Rabbit __, Updike novel 7. Hawaiian island 8. Young salmon 9. Clay soil layer 11. Drooped 12. Lampshade supports 13. Slang for trucks with trailers 14. White (Spanish) 19. Furnish with help 20. Supervises flying

23. Small out buildings 25. __ and Venzetti 28. Data transmission speed measure 29. Daminozide 31. A high Swiss mountain 32. No. Am. republic 33. Golf ball pegs 35. Any unwanted plant 36. Monarchs of Iran 39. Get together 41. Delightfully pretty

43. Am. & Australian physician’s groups 44. Greatest A. Lexicographer 50. A fencing sword 51. Relating to imides 52. University in N. Carolina 54. Fish of the genus Alosa 55. Force units 56. Similar in kind 57. Possessed 58. Distress signal 59. Grab

23. Trade 24. Wuhan is the capital (var. sp.) 26. Hints 27. Green regions of desert 28. Baseball striker 3t0. Radioactivity unit 34. Regarded with reverence 35. Carelessly expends 37. A Chinese Moslem 38. Of a steady character 39. Early Christian pulpits 40. More (Spanish) 42. Television awards 43. Yellow-fever mosquitos 44. Openwork fabric 45. 10 = one kor

46. Comprehend the written word 47. Slang for a drunk 48. Ardour 49. An Italian’s capital 53. The beak of a bird


November 16, 2011 The Delta Optimist

9125

Domestic

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Computer Services

8058

8155

Landscaping

8195

CASCADIA PAINTING

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

2002 FORD Mustang auto, full pwr pkg, ext sporty, Fun to drive $6800 MJAuto 604-466-6007 D#30332

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

Delta PC Service & Consulting

8160

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

GREEN CLIPPER LAWN SERVICES

Call 778-882-4128 2007 PT Cruiser convertible, white, auto, only 39,000km, Immaculate $13,800 ‘‘open to offers’’ 604-971-3179

2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING LX SEDAN, BCAA inspected $9,980, 99,950 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

2005 RED MUSTANG CONVERT 87kms New brakes frt-rear, auto, $14,900 604 997-0554 1998 Dodge Neon 128,000 kms Coupe Sport. auto, well maintained, $2,750 (604) 943-8722 2003 Pontiac Grand Am clean inside and out excellent run cond air cared new hankooks tire $800 funfit55@gmail.com must sell cant insure 2 cars 604.728 8867

9145

Scrap Car Removal

8073 2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4 BCAA inspected $23,980 44,900 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Call Tobias 604 782-4322

Drywall

Farrant Drywall 2002 BMW X5 Auto 4.4L AWD Silver 161,000kms Good condition $10,500 (604) 985-9806 N.Van

9160

Sports & Imports

1997 VW Golf 2 dr h/b 5 spd, 106,000 km 90% brakes, $4800 warr incl 604-466-6007 MJAuto #30332

Commercial Residential SANDY

604

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

2002 HONDA Accord Se 4dr 5 spd pwr pkg, s/roof, mags, heat seat, new clutch/belt $6900 MJAuto #30332 604-466-6007

*DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL $160 Min. FOR COMPLETE

FULL SIZE VEHICLES Serving the Delta area for 20 yrs. Call 604- 649-1627, 946-0943

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9155

2008 MERCEDES C-CLASS C300 SEDAN (NAV) BCAA inspected $27,980, 60,000 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

9173

GJ CONSTRUCTION Complete drywall, textured ceilings, Steel stud & T-bar etc. Free Est. Graham 604-644-6339

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

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

Vans

2001 FORD Windstar Sprt 7 pass ac, cd mags116,000 km $4900 incl warr 604-466-6007 MJAuto #30332

Boats

Looking to Buy Small Boat Motors. 15hp and smaller. Will pay Cash. 604-319-5720

9522 2002 FORD Escape XLT 4dr auto 4x4 s/roof 6CD a/cared warr incl $6800 MJAuto 604-466-6007

RV’s/Trailers

2011 FUNFINDER 18’ travel trailer, elec jack, awning, stabilizers slide out. $19,995. 604-521-6037

#30332

2002 NISSAN Pathfinder, Chilkoot r/rack, run/brds,cd, new brks $7,600 MJ Auto 604-466-6007 D#30332

2004 DODGE RAM 1500 Laramie quad cab 4X4, BCAA inspected $13,980, 147,500 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

★ SNOW BIRD SPECIAL ★ 2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000km 31ft Class C M/H, A/C, lrg slide. Excellent condition! 604-996-8065

“More than just mowing!”

Free Estimates

310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca Book a job at: www.jimsmowing.ca PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance

E VANSON LECTRIC

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Professional Electrical Services Panel Upgrades Surge Protection Renos – Hot Tubs Safety Checks

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

604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401

8055

Cleaning

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Reliable cleaning team. Bonded & Insured. Susan at 604-312-9445

EXP’D HOUSECLEANER will clean your home until its spotless. Call for details...604-710-5892 EXPERIENCED HOUSE Cleaner avail, res/comm, insured, bonded, 604-315-2539 or 778-899-1674

For anything Yard Related!

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

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

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 Drainage, walls, removals, utilities, over 25 yrs exp. Call John @ Oxbow 604 841 9729

8125

Handyperson

8185

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

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

604-649-0502 (cell)

8185

Moving & Storage

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

BEST IN CLASS Painting

Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.

Mark 778-323-1045

Moving & Storage

Need Space? We Have It!

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE Commercial

Personal

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2 locations: LADNER

For all your Painting needs!

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

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

8255

Complete Renovation Services over 25 yrs exp. Call John @ Oxbow 604 841 9729

778-668-4285

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256

Over 25 years serving South Delta

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

8250 PLUMBING & HEATING NO JOB TOO SMALL

Roofing

#1 Roofing Company in BC

NO OVERTIME BEST RATES Call Today for Your Free Quote

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

604-889-6409

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

PLUMBERS

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

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

No Middle Man Heating & Plumbing INSTALLATIONS, SERVICE & REPAIRS

Gary, 604-897-3614

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

• Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters

Rubbish Removal and Recycling

Locally Owned... ● So you pay less ●

LARRY’S CLEAN-UP • Rubbish Removal • Reno Clean-Up • Yard Trimmings • Gutter Cleaning

604-649-9600

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

8300

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

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

8309

Tiling

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

Tiling , pavers and stone, over 25 yrs exp. Call Lance @ Oxbow 604 240 9340

8315 At Save on Roofing - specialize reroof/repair★ Fully Ins. WCB. 24/7, Free est. 778-892-1266 saveon.roofing@yahoo.com

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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925

Rick 604.908.6102

Power Washing

'You Call It, We Haul It!'

Rob 604-946-4796

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

Plumbing

Rubbish Removal

ROD’S HAUL-IT-AWAY

Member: Better Business Bureau

8225

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

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

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Paving/Seal Coating

Roofing

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

RDM ENTERPRISES

Richard Ryan

BOUNDARY BAY WINDOW WASHING

SERVICE EXCELLENCE -Need Help? Paint, tile, renos, Call Ed 604.946.2191 or 604.219.4789

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

PAINT RITE BY RICH

The BEST Pruning, Hedge Trimming, Fall Cleanup! Guar’d. Local resident. Ryan 604-218-4795

Home Services

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

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

8180

Gutters

A GUTTER Problem? Cleaning & All Repairs GUARANTEED. 15 yrs exp. Call a Pro 604-803-7433

8130

Seniors Discount

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

8220

8250

AL’S CERAMIC TILE

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

• 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

8240

604-943-4024

8205

Power Washing

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

Pressure Washing

WE ARE A YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS “Give us a Call!”

8225

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

604-946-7308

Excavating

NEED A HAND?

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

2005 JEEP Liberty Sprt, 75,500 k v6, 4wd, blue/grey cloth int, exc cond. $12,800. 604-581-8985

Electrical

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

9515 1999 DODGE Ram Quad cab 4X4 side step bars. Exc cond $8800 MJ Auto 604-466-6007 D#30332

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE

E

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

604-986-0003 Office 604-561-9100 Colin 604-218-7644 Al greenclipper@shaw.ca

Lic. #26765 • South Delta based

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

Fall Yard Clean Ups, Power Washing (Decks, Fences, Sidewalks)

946-8460 or 202-8319

8080 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

Al Isaac (Former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin

Drainage

8075

Lawn & Garden

Painting/ Wallpaper

A47

Tree Services

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