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Delta’s mayor says having a new auditor general for local government is a big waste of time and money. The provincial government tabled legislation last week to create an auditor position. According to the province, the primary purpose of the Office of the Auditor General for Local Government will be to help local governments find efficiencies in spending and improve program effectiveness by providing neutral, non-binding advice. The auditor’s role will be designed to maximize value for money by undertaking performance audits and providing information to assist local governments in choosing how best to respond to their communities’ priorities,

according to the province. Noting municipal governments are prohibited from running a deficit, Mayor Lois Jackson said local governments are the one level where taxpayers get the most “bang for their buck” when it comes to taxation. “If they’re looking at spending and deficits and debt, why don’t they have a little look at the province or the feds? We’re accountable, we’re transparent and we cannot have a deficit budget, so we are totally regulated. We go to public meetings to talk to people about our budget and where it comes from,” Jackson said. “We spend a tremendous amount of time at the council table and with staff to ensure we’re getting the very top priorities funded. As far as I’m conSee AUDITOR page 3

Winds ease just in time to prevent flooding in ’Bay BY



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Boundary Bay and Beach Grove avoided flooding over the weekend with a little help from Mother Nature. Delta issued a storm surge flood warning for the Tsawwassen neighbourhoods last Thursday and into the weekend with the forecast calling for heavy rain and winds gusting to 90 km/h.

Delta chief administrative officer George Harvie said he was on the beach at 4 a.m. Sunday and the winds were “extremely strong.” The situation was monitored at municipal hall starting at 5 a.m. by staff and a meteorologist with a concern that an impending high tide would mean flooding. However, after 5:15 a.m., Harvie See STORM page 3

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Don’t forget animals when making holiday donations Pet food drive aims to collect enough to fill 200 baskets BY



Sandbags were lined up at the top of the stairs at Beach Grove Road and 16th Avenue, but didn’t prove to be necessary once winds eased.

STORM from page 1 said, the wind speeds in the area began to drop rapidly. The wind changed direction and by high tide at around 7:50 a.m. was no longer a factor. Harvie said it was a fortunate turn of events. Had the wind not changed direction there could have been flooding in Beach Grove and Boundary Bay. There was some isolated flooding in Beach Grove on Thursday. Both the flood and storm advisories were lifted by 8 a.m. Sunday and the Emergency Operations Centre was closed. However, municipal engineering staff continued to monitor tide levels and

weather conditions. Delta police and fire crews, along with municipal workers, were also on standby throughout the neighbourhoods in case conditions worsened. “We were prepared, which is our responsibility,” Harvie said. Mayor Lois Jackson thanked fire, police and engineering crews for taking the necessary response measures. Harvie said storm season is just getting started and Delta will be keeping an eye on weather conditions, especially around higher tides. He said another series of high tides is expected around Christmas.

AUDITOR from page 1 cerned, bring on the auditor general, it’s just going to cost us all money that should be paying the provincial deficit.” Municipal spending was an issue raised during the recent civic election campaign, with Jackson campaigning on Delta’s debt being greatly reduced under her watch, as well as the municipality taking a “pay-

as-you-go” approach to new spending. Delta wasn’t painted in a positive light recently in a report by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, which concluded B.C. municipal government spending has ballooned to nearly four times the combined rate of population growth and inflation over a 10-year period.

Feed the Animals Delta is once again leading a food drive for local pets. This year the group is aiming to collect enough supplies for 200 baskets. “If we can one day, eventually meet the demand, it would be awesome,” said volunteer Troy Hannafin. Over 130 baskets were put together last year. The group, now in its sixth year of collecting food, aims to help lowincome families relieve some of the burden over the holiday season. The baskets are distributed by Deltassist, a family and community services organization. Hannafin said Deltassist is collecting a little more information for Feed the Animals this time. “We’re actually getting data from Deltassist about what the demand is right now.” Feed the Animals also

gets support from local pet food stores. The Ladner and Tsawwassen locations for Bosley’s and Pets-N-Us, as well as Pet Solutions in

North Delta, are purchase points for the campaign. The Ladner and North Delta Deltassist offices are drop-off points. Hannafin

said tax receipts would be given for donations with proof of purchase. Dec. 10 is the cutoff date for donations.

According to the report, Prince George and Delta were municipalities with wide spending-to-population-growth disparities, as both communities posted negative population growth rates. Jackson, noting the business group is again taking an overly simplistic view, said the federation doesn’t understand the needs of each community, including the infrastructure requirements of Delta, which

is the largest geographic municipality in the Lower Mainland. “We have different needs than, let’s say, Port Moody or Lions Bay. Everything is at sea level and needs to be pumped. So they don’t understand the complexities of each community. “I don’t like slamming any organization of business, but they tend to certainly take the high road and don’t defend anything they’re saying,” she said.

Delta council earlier this year approved a 2.98 per cent tax increase. Jackson said in the last 10 years Delta has been “in the middle of the pack” when it comes to tax increases. The move to create the Office of the Auditor General for Local Government was quickly welcomed by the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. “The legislation of this new office has the potential to fundamentally change the

way municipalities in B.C. operate and we applaud the B.C. government for making this bold move to ensure that our municipalities are accountable and provide services in a competitive and cost effective way,” said John Winter, president and CEO of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. The concept for such an office was developed by the B.C. Chamber of Commerce in a 2010 policy paper.



Feed the Animals Delta volunteer Troy Hannafin with Pets-N-Us’ Michelle LeMoignan and Forrest at the Tsawwassen location.



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Delta council gave special recognition to a pair of departing members Monday night. The meeting in North Delta was the last for councillors Heather King and Anne Peterson, who both lost in the recent municipal election. King had vacated her council seat to take run at the mayor’s job, finishing third in that race. Peterson ran for re-election for council, finishing in seventh place. Both councillors, who were first elected three years ago and served one

term, were given a glass figure by Mayor Lois Jackson and said a few farewell words. Saying it was a pleasure and an honour to serve on council, King wished her colleagues the best of luck. “I have an opportunity to sit and watch how the next three years are going to unfold and there’s an awful lot on the plate for the people who are going to be serving at this table,” said King. “You will have the Southlands, the North Delta Area Plan and many other things that will involve a lot of difficulty in terms of decision making, public consultation... I wish you all the best,” she said. King also thanked staff as well as the community for its interest and involvement. Saying she’s a person of few words, Peterson said she started on her path to council 10 years ago while

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Middelaers comforted by progress B.C.’s stiffer impaired driving laws credited for significant reduction in alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths JESSICA KERR

One year after implementing new drinking and driving penalties B.C. has seen a significant drop in the number of deaths attributed to impaired driving, Victoria announced last week. Last Wednesday was the National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims in Canada, and Premier Christy Clark announced that between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2011, the total number of alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths was 68. That is a 40 per cent decrease over the average of 113 such deaths each year over the previous five years. Last year, the province announced new impaired driving penalties, the toughest in the country, and, in honour of Alexa Middelaer, the little Ladner girl who was killed after being struck by an impaired driver in May 2008, a goal of reducing the number of impaired driving deaths by 35 per cent by the end of 2013. “That’s 45 more families

in B.C. who have been able to keep a loved one safe from impaired drivers,” Clark said. Laurel Middelaer, Alexa’s mother, was on hand for the announcement. She said she was moved by the dramatic changes that have accompanied the new stiffer penalties. “I take great comfort knowing that this wonderful province of B.C., our collective home, has delivered progress that is simply unprecedented,” she said. “Trust me, one little life would have made all the difference in the world to me, but we have saved 45 lives in this province and that is amazing.” Middelaer was in the legislature in April 2010 when the new rules were announced. “For the first time in a decade, we’ve seen a real drop in the deaths associated with impaired driving, and 45 more people made it home safe in the past year as a result,” said Shirley Bond, minister of public safety and B.C.’s solicitor general. “Together with public


Laurel Middelaer says she’s been moved by the dramatic changes that have taken place since stiffer impaired driving penalties were implemented. education, prevention programs and criminal sanctions, the roadside penalties will continue to play a role in helping to ensure the success seen over the past year becomes a life-saving trend over the long term.” Across B.C., police report having served 23,366

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A new program launched in conjunction with the Ladner Save-On-Foods is aimed at making a donation to the food bank and Aroon community kitchen even easier. Ladner Save-On-Foods customers can donate their Save-On Rewards points to the Delta Food Bank and Ladner Community Kitchen. Volunteers will be at the store on Dec. 4 and 16 from noon to 4 p.m. to answer any questions about the new program. Aroon said the community kitchen also accepts donations of grocery store gift cards. For more information, to make a donation or to volunteer, contact Aroon at 604-940-9355 or by e-mail at To attend the supper, register by calling the food bank at 604-946-1967.


hardships due to job losses, various disabilities, and even a few homeless individuals,” Aroon said. Every Wednesday morning, a team of Jini volunteers serves soup or sandwiches to food bank users. “It operates on donations received by our local Ladner/Tsawwassen communities, and we are very grateful for their generosity,” Aroon said, adding that in the summer she and her team of volunteers received donations of fresh produce from local community gardens. “The community kitchen is run on a very cost-effective basis, and there is absolutely no waste,” Aroon said. “The weekly operating cost is no more than $50 to make soup or sandwiches for about 75 people, and we make every attempt to provide a healthy meal.”


The Ladner Community Kitchen is thriving after two years and getting ready this week to host a holiday community meal. In keeping with the spirit of the season, the group is holding a special holiday supper this Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Ladner Christian Fellowship. Seeing a need in the community, Ladner resident Jini Aroon started the community kitchen in December 2009. Aroon, who also offers private cooking classes through Jini’s Ethnic Gourmet, said she decided she wanted to “be of service to both the homeless living in the community as well as lowincome families and seniors living alone...” What started out as a monthly offering of a hot meal for people using the local food bank is now a weekly occurrence. “Every week we see people facing economic


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VideoLand endures despite major changes in movie rental industry

VideoLand owner Phil Davie has seen a lot of changes during his 20 years in the movie rental business. In the last few years, however, those changes have been extreme as consumers are provided more entertainment options at their fingertips at home. The industry has seen some of the larger chains closing stores or reducing services, including the closing of the Blockbuster location in Ladner.

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many it was a Friday or Saturday night ritual to head to the local video store to check out the latest releases. Today, movies can be downloaded or purchased without getting off the couch. However, he said, finding movies at home can’t beat the experience of going to the video store. “We have 15,000 movies in each store,” he said. Davie said independent stores like his are able to change with the times and bring in the newer technolo-

gies, such as blu-ray, 3D and the latest video games. He said in the early days of the movie rental industry there was only one video store in Ladner, and today, with all the changes, again there is room for only one. Fortunately, he said, both Ladner and Tsawwassen have a VideoLand store that has been able to weather the changes and are still renting or selling both movies and video games. The Ladner VideoLand is located at 158-4857 Elliott St. and the Tsawwassen

Chamber holding Christmas luncheon at River House

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MURPHY’S LAW It seems hard to imagine as I drive along 52nd Street between 28th Avenue and Highway 17. It’s a quiet, rural stretch of pavement that gets most of its traffic from those drivers looking for a secondary route between Tsawwassen and Ladner. With farm fields abutting both sides, it’s a pastoral setting, a typical country road. That serenity is poised to get slapped upside the head as the Tsawwassen First Nation moves forward with plans for two huge malls on land adjacent to 52nd Street. Tsawwassen Mills and Tsawwassen Commons are expected to provide 1.8 million square feet of retail and entertainment space on approximately 180 acres, drawing shoppers from far and wide to what’s being billed as a destination point. Whether that’s good or bad depends on whom you ask, but one thing is for sure: it will change the landscape of this area forever. The companies the TFN is partnering with have a wealth of experience in developing malls of this magnitude, so any doubts over whether these ambitious projects are rooted in reality have all but evaporated. That’s not to say there aren’t still many hurdles to be cleared, but it appears everything is on track to break ground next summer. There have been, and will continue to be, concerns and questions over this dramatic alteration to the local landscape, but among all those queries one stands out for me: Is this good for the TFN? Signing the first urban treaty a couple of years back was indeed a milestone, but that document won’t mean a whole lot if it ultimately doesn’t bring economic prosperity to the TFN. I’ll readily admit that paving farmland doesn’t necessarily seem like 21st century thinking, but it wouldn’t be fair to provide the TFN with additional land, only to limit its economic activities to the agricultural sector. What’s more, I suspect the TFN could make a pretty compelling case that many groups and individuals have, over the last century or so, covered its traditional territory with a multitude of structures. These mega malls might not be to everyone’s liking, and they will undoubtedly create issues surrounding traffic and the like, but we must remember they are the efforts of a separate, completely autonomous government. There’s no denying TFN leaders have charted a bold new course for that community, one that won’t always sit well with its neighbours, but they’re doing so in the best interests of their members. And it’s hard to argue with that.

Protesters miss mark when targeting ‘evil’ corporations DAN SOUTHARD

COMMUNITY COMMENT Poor old capitalism, so abused and underappreciated. It’s become the Mildred Pierce of economic systems. It gives and gives, and everyone happily gobbles up the cash and bleeds it dry, then callously casts it aside. This recession has caused people to lose sight of all that capitalism has provided us, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Occupy movement. How else can you explain a bunch of 20-something protesters crying poverty while tweeting about “bringing down the corporations” over their iPhones? Despite what these folks believe, the only thing capitalism has failed to provide them is common sense. There are so many ridiculous beliefs and demands spewing from the Occupy Vancouver protesters that it’s hard to know where to begin. There’s the notion the wealthy

don’t pay their fair share, even though the top 10 per cent of earners in Canada are responsible for over 70 per cent of the federal government’s income tax revenue. Or, their belief that a post-secondary education is a financial burden, rather than the best investment they may ever make... assuming they don’t choose philosophy for a major. I think today I’ll focus on the protesters’ desire to topple the “evil” corporations. While it may be true that big corporations have a questionable amount of influence over government, they employ a good chunk of the work force and generate wealth. Frankly, I’m more bothered about the level of influence public-sector unions, which employ no one and create no wealth, have over government. Regardless, it’s shocking that protesters who claim to be university educated were never taught just how important the health of our corporations is to them. Most baby boomers are depending on mutual funds and pension funds, which are heavily invested in corporations, for their retirement. A serious devaluation of those investments would result in baby boomers delaying retirement, resulting in fewer job opportunities

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for those entering the workforce. It would also lead to more baby boomers becoming dependant on government services during their retirement. Who do the protesters think will foot that bill, and what do they think will be left for them afterward? Corporations have become a dominant feature of our capitalist system for good reason; they have provided us with an incredible standard of living, and done more to close the gap between the rich and poor than any government. Prior to the rise of corporations, most people had one suit of clothes and were lucky to make it through a year without starving. The fact many of these protesters can’t find, what they consider to be, adequate employment has much more to do with their multiple piercings and tattoos than our capitalist corporate culture. Well, it’s that, and their attitude of entitlement. It’s an attitude that will lead them to spend their lives sitting around sucking resources (that could otherwise be directed to the truly needy and deserving) and waiting for government to provide them the standard of living they feel they deserve, while most of their contemporaries go out and earn it.

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Development in peak cycle, but surely there’s a limit These shopping/entertainment/destination centres throughout the Lower Mainland are already competing with each other for a finite number of “clients.” And all of them have easy access from Delta. Consequently many of them will be abandoned as shoppers continue to change from one to the next newly built one, with the objective of perpetuating their overconsumptive lifestyles. However, the develop-

ers themselves don’t need to worry about long-term maintenance of these centres; they make their instant profits and leave town, heading for other parts of B.C. like an epidemic of contagious microbes. And we are left with the remnants — the “ghost malls” — to pass on to future generations. To re-phrase my question: Do we really want all this? James Hudson

Collision is just waiting to happen until lane lines corrected on Highway 17

Editor: Re: Lines not well defined on Hwy. 17, letter to the editor, Nov. 23 I agree wholeheartedly with Patti Purchas’s comments regarding the patching lines near Highway 17 and Ladner Trunk Road. They are a recipe for serious and possibly fatal collisions. They are extremely misleading at night and

especially so in the rain. It is hard enough for a driver who knows the area driving at night — just imagine the confusion to someone who is not. I was concerned enough last year to contact Delta’s engineering department but was informed that it was a provincial highway and that Delta could not do anything. They were kind enough

to give me the name and email address of the person at the company that services this part of the road. I emailed the specified contact person expressing my concern and got a message received but no acknowledgement — the proverbial can’t be bothered “kiss-off.” Someone is going to get killed there one day and we will all end up paying. Grant Ball

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Editor: In response to your recent articles about the development of local malls, tax-free zones, port expansion facilities, etc. (in addition to the Southlands), all coming here soon, I can only conclude that, by analogy with the impending “peak oil,” we are now entering the phase of peak development. Surely there is a limit to all these developments? Do we really need them?

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Letters to the Editor

Imagination runs wild as TFN poised to change landscape with its malls

LADNER ANIMAL HOSPITAL After 36 years in practice it is time to retire. The last day for consultations will be Friday, Dec. 2nd, 2011.

Editor: Re: Mall projects moving forward, Nov. 25 We’re doomed. That’s what keeps repeating in my mind. When the Tsawwassen First Nation begins development for its two huge malls, the landscape of South Delta is going to change forever.

Clients are asked to pick up their pet(s) medical records to provide continuity with a new pet health care provider. The office will be open for this purpose until Friday, Dec. 9th, 2011.

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And add to that, the development of the Southlands, if that goes through. I don’t want to imagine the traffic headaches that residents are going to have put up with. I don’t want to imagine the depletion of our farmland. I don’t want to imagine

the destruction of habitats for our herons and other wildlife. I don’t want to imagine the elimination of side roads out of Tsawwassen. I don’t want to imagine the decreased access to our oceanfront. Heaven forbid, we might actually want to enjoy the peaceful farmland we once

had. I don’t want to imagine these things, but this, unfortunately, is our future reality. We’re going to be missing a lot of things we take for granted today. I think the decisions we’re making today may be regrets tomorrow. J. Catherine

Ladner Bandfest grateful for recognition from chamber Editor: I would like to thank the Delta Chamber of Commerce for presenting the Special Events and Tourism Award at the recent Hats Off to Excellence gala to myself for the Ladner Bandfest.

Join the Delta Community Choir and Tapestry, under the direction of Danielle Hamilton, for a performance filled with Christmas wonder, choral favorites, and holiday cheer!

Recognition of the Ladner Bandfest is extremely gratifying to the Delta Music Makers community band. Members of the band form the steering committee and all the band members provide the volunteer labour required to make the Ladner

Bandfest such a success. We are proud of Ladner Bandfest and believe it has become one of Delta’s premier events, being the largest gathering of adult musicians in Western Canada. Next year’s Ladner Bandfest will be at

Memorial Park on June 9 and 10, and is free and open to the public. Thanks again to the chamber for recognizing Ladner Bandfest. Curt Jantzen Chair Ladner Bandfest

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At my house, there exists something called a Gong Show. It exists in the kitchen, and more specifically, in the bottom of the cupboard next to the fridge. The Gong Show is a plastic affair — and not a very pretty one, as my husband reminds me daily. Yesterday when he reminded me of this, he was rifling around the bottom of the cupboard next to the fridge looking for a container in which to package up some leftover casserole for work. He was sifting furiously through the plastic: some 894 containers and lids, no two of which seemed to match. “This is a Gong Show!” he announced, as he announces every day. Indeed, it is. But oh, how I have tried to make order from the chaos. I have tried to colour-code the plastics. I have tried to sort by size and shape. I have removed the con-

15 back in the cupboard.” tents of the cupboard and I had tried that too, with matched what I could and the same unsatisfactory tossed the rest. But still. result. The next time the husband “Have you tried anything went looking for a container else?” I asked. in which to place his cas“Once,” she said, “I serole, the chaos had somewrote numbers on each of how returned. the lids, and corresponding “We need a system!” he numbers on the containers. hollered. “What do other That didn’t people work too well, do with He was sifting either. I could all these never find things? furiously through container No. This is the plastic: some 39 to go with a Gong 894 containers and lid No. 39. Show!” I decided lids, no two of which Same with lid No. 477 and to ask container No. around, and seemed to match. 150.” gave my I told her to sister a call. have a nice day, and went “Do you have 894 misback to study the Gong matched plastic containers Show. and lids?” I asked. “Well?” asked the hus“Hmm,” she said. band the next day. “Do we “Maybe 782. It’s crazy. have a plan?” Drives the husband bonI shook my head. kers.” He began sifting through “Have you tried, you the containers and lids, the know, to establish some leftovers at his side. order?” I asked. Some 20 minutes later, “Well,” she said, “once, I he abandoned the exercise, took all the containers and and headed off to work. lids out of the cupboard The solution, it seems, and placed the lids ON the stared us straight in the containers. Trouble is, they took up too much space that face. From now on, we buy our lunch. way. I could only put, oh,

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The Southpointe Academy Choir gets ready to perform at the 2010 Courtyard Christmas event. $5 Tsawwassen Shopping Dollar coupon to be used at over 50 local businesses. The Bank of Montreal staff will offer a craft area to decorate Christmas tree ornaments that will be added to the Tsawwassen Christmas Tree. Special guest Rudy from Operation Red Nose will also pay a visit. Guests are invited to enjoy free cookies (courtesy of Illuminate Restorante), coffee and cider (courtesy of Petra’s Arts Kafé) and

hot chocolate and candy canes (courtesy of 56th Street Bakery). “We hope to offer a break from the busy shopping season and a moment to pause and enjoy the reason we celebrate at this time of the year. Come, have a bit of fun and enjoy your community and friends,” added Arciniega. For information about BIA events in the community, call 604-943-0502 or visit www.shoptsawwassen. com.

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group at least a dozen years ago. The festive lights really add to the town, he says. “If more shop owners decide to even put up two or three stings of lights on a tree out front or on their building, it would add to it,” he says. Putting up the lights is “my way of saying thanks for people supporting me,” he says.


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The Delta Bike Shop — Don Ross A year ago my doctor reviewed the physical results which read like a one-way road map to major health issues: high cholesterol, high blood pressure and 20 pounds overweight. I then wandered into the Delta Bike Shop and met Dave, the owner, and he introduced me to cycling. Within three months and as a result of the attentive and very patient personalized service from that one store, I returned to my doctor with a turnaround unlike anything he had seen.

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The Business Improvement Association (BIA) of Tsawwassen and 68 local businesses are inviting residents to participate in the Tsawwassen Christmas Shopping Challenge until Dec. 24. Shop at participating businesses and get your passport stamped. A total of $1,000 in Tsawwassen Shopping Dollars will be given away as prizes. “We have fantastic businesses in our community — with everything on your Christmas shopping list ready to go, without spending an extra dollar on gas or time spent on traffic or lineups,” said BIA executive director Ana Arciniega. “Our goal is to encourage shopping locally this season and we are prepared to reward shoppers for their support. This challenge is easy to fulfill: simply pick up a passport at any participating business and get it stamped at as many businesses as you can.”


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Canadian Cancer Society Gift Wrap Station supporters (from left) include Jenn and Andy from Thrifty Foods, Shannon from the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall, Vina from Vancity, Derek from Sunlife, the Envision team and Nic from the Canadian Cancer Society. Second row shows Linday from Nurse Next Door and Tammy from Westland Insurance.

The Canadian Cancer Society and local businesses will be helping Santa out this holiday season by wrapping presents at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall. “We were so pleased to be approached by the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association and the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall about taking on the gift wrap station this year, but we were concerned about finding enough volunteers,” said Canadian Cancer Society representative Nicola

Romaniuk. “We asked local Tsawwassen businesses to step up and help us out and we were so thrilled to have many community-minded businesses come forward to help us with this fundraiser,” Romaniuk said. Sunlife Financial, Envision Financial, Westland Insurance, Vancity, Nurse Next Door and Thrifty Foods have all come forward to support the gift wrapping initiative with volunteers and product in the spirit of the season. The Canadian Cancer

Society Gift Wrap Station will be open for wrapping by suggested donation on Dec. 17 and Dec. 21 to 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The final day of wrapping will be Christmas Eve, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., but come early to avoid disappointment. Donations for every present wrapped go toward the Canadian Cancer Society’s support services, including programs for individuals seeking cancer information, emotional support and camps for youth and families.


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Courtyard Christmas December 3 from 3pm-5pm Tsawwassen Shopping Centre (under the glass roof by Rona)

Activities include: • Visit with Santa • Listen to Community Choirs Perform • Help Us Decorate Our Tree • Prepare Christmas Crafts • Enjoy Free Refreshments • Receive Free Goody Bags • Learn About Operation Red Nose - Rudy will be there • Bring Food and Toys for Deltassist

For Details About This FREE Community Event Visit: Brought to you by: the BIA of Tsawwassen, 56th Street Bakery, Bank of Montreal,

Thrifty Foods, Petra's Arts Kafé Special thanks to: the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen and the Tsawwassen Shopping Centre Merchants

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Tsawwassen has over 240 businesses offering a variety of products and services. For complete details and contact information visit:


Gift Wrapping Service at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall close to Santa.

Wrap Station Hours: Sat., Dec. 17 • 10-6 Dec. 21 to 23 • 10-6 Sat., Dec. 24 • 11-3 Donations for each present wrapped will go towards the Cancer Society Support Services. Support in part by Sunlife Financial, Envision Financial, Westland Insurance, VanCity, Nurse Next Door, Century Group, BIA of Tsawwassen and Thrifty Foods. 11306112

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The calendar flips over to December on Thursday as the holiday season gets into high gear. Festive events are coming up in both Ladner (including the carol ships, tree lighting, children’s parade

and Breakfast with Santa) and Tsawwassen (Wake Up Santa and Courtyard Christmas) this weekend to help locals get into the Christmas spirit. The Optimist asked:

What gets you into the spirit of the season?

Rob Orrick Walking around and seeing windows painted and walking into stores and hearing Christmas songs.

Julia Young Christmas movies and Christmas carols.

What do you think of the civic election results? • 50 per cent said I’m happy with the results. • 23.08 per cent said I’m some-

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#A French book fair for children will be held at Ecole du Bois Joli in Tsawwassen (795-49th St.)

#Join the Delta Naturalists for our Holiday Celebration on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House on Boundary Bay in Tsawwassen. Our guest speaker is Danny Kent. In


#Join Tom Bearss and his informal birdwatchers for a 2.5-hour amble through the beautiful regional park overlooking Boundary Bay. Enjoy the abundance of resident and migratory inhabitants, including shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and smaller birds. The outing will end with beverage and snack at historic Cammidge House. Meet at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park in Delta at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14. No charge for event; voluntary donation for snacks. Call Tom at 604940-9296 or tom.bearss@ for more info. 11162491

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#A collectible sale will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Delta Hospital Auxiliary’s Ladner Thrift Shop, 4816 Delta Street, Ladner. The main store is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. while the overflow space is open at 9 a.m. Look for jewelry, furniture, linens, artwork, lighting, musical instruments and tableware. All proceeds are donated to Delta Hospital for medical equipment and patient comforts. Call 604-946-1455 for information or to donate collectible items.

the fall he dons his scuba gear, packs his trusty waterproof camera and dives for research and photos in the High Arctic. No cost but bring a few holiday goodies to share. For information, call Joanne at 604-9462240.


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#Nurse Next Door is hosting a free information session for seniors and their families interested in learning more about home care. “Hiring a Caregiver - What do I need to know?” will be held Dec. 6 at the George Mackie Library in North Delta 7 to 8 p.m. To register please leave a message at 604-595-2890 or email

on December 7, 8 and 9. Please call 604-948-7077 or contact via e-mail

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$Scrabble Club at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Do you have a way with words? Drop in and test your word power at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., on the last Tuesday of the month at 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. All ages and experience welcome!

with music provided by Sentimental Journey. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $27 for members and $32 for non-members. A 50/50 draw will be held (licence #36476) and the bar will be open for business. 604-9430225. $McKee Computer Club meets Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. 604946-1411. Fund Raisers

$Delta Hospital Auxiliary is looking for volunteers in many areas. We help provide care and comfort to those that need the services of our hospital. We urgently require a coordinator for the following areas: Ways and Means, office, café and last but not least, the gift shop. We also need a new vicepresident. If you can give a few hours a week, we need you! Please call the auxiliary office at 604-946-1121 local 783212. Seniors $A Christmas Lunch will be held at Noon at KinVillage Community Centre, Friday, Dec. 2. Turkey pot pie, salad and an assortment of tarts or English trifle will be served and featured entertainment will be provided by the ElderCollege Singers and special guest vocalist Jeroen Vermeullen. Tickets are $11 for members and $13 for non-members. The bar will be open for business as will the boutique. 604-9430225.


$A Gala Christmas Dinner and Dance will be held at KinVillage Community Centre Saturday, Dec. 3

$A DSS dry grad bottle drive fundraiser is set for Dec. 3 during the late morning around Ladner. $A DSS dry grad holiday concert is set for Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Genesis Theatre. Admission by donation. There will be dance, choir, guitar and band performances to get us in the holiday spirit. Special Events $Join us for our fourth annual Courtyard Christmas in Tsawwassen on Dec. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. under the glass roof by RONA at the Tsawwassen Shopping Centre. Featuring five community choirs who will be performing Christmas carols. Visit with Santa, free goody bags, free beverages and cookies, tree ornament decoration and learn about Operation Red Nose. Everyone is welcome to this free community event! For more information visit $The third annual Community Xmas dinner is set for December 3, from 5 p.m. onwards at the Ladner Christian Fellowship, 5545 Ladner Trunk Road. To reserve your spot, please call 604-946-1967 and leave your name with the

number of people attending. $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 - enjoy the beginning of the festive season. Everyone welcome. Cammidge House is in Boundary Bay Regional Park on the way to Centennial Beach. Arts $A Deltassist Christmas toy drive concert will be held December 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Legion. Musical guests playing the benefit will be the Jerry Doucette Band, The Simpson Brothers, Delta 88 and Lucidity. There is no cover charge but a toy donation is strongly encouraged. $Local nature photographer and singer/songwriter Rosemarie Hurst, and acrylic artist Jacqui Kenney present “Reflections” at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre at 12th & 56th St. until Dec. 13. Drop in and meet the artists and hear Rosemarie’s new CD for an ambient afternoon “artist reception” on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 1 - 4 p.m. Art, art cards & CD’s will be available. $South Delta Artists Guild new show: “Big and Small.” Just in time for gift giving, the treasure of a local artists fine art work. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fri/Sat/Sun. While you are there check out the workshop board for on going art courses, for beginners and experienced alike. Give a gift to yourself in the New

Year in the form of an art course! The guild also has life drawing every Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Live model in attendance. $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 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@ the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).


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Christmas traditions set for weekend in Ladner

It will feel a lot more festive in Ladner after this weekend’s annual Christmas events. The Ladner Business Association kicks off the holiday season Friday with the annual tree lighting at 7 p.m. at the corner of 48th Avenue and Delta Street. The tree lighting, which will feature entertainment by the Ladner Gospel Assembly choir, is followed by the children’s parade. Starting at about 7:30 p.m., the parade provides a link between the tree lighting and the carol ships in Ladner Harbour. It gives local youngsters a chance to decorate their bikes, wagons and strollers to celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season. Anyone wishing to be in the parade this year is asked to meet in front of Pets-NUs on 48th Avenue at 7:15 p.m. The route takes the parade north along Delta Street to Chisholm Street and on to the government wharf where the carol ships

Carol ships will sail into Ladner Harbour this Friday and Saturday nights. will sail in at around 7:45 p.m. The procession will make its way along the river from Westham Island Bridge as it has for more than 40 years. The carol ships and the choir will return for a repeat performance on Saturday. The choir will start its performance at 7 p.m. and the carol ships are expected at about 7:30 p.m. Delta Museum is also getting into the spirit of the season this weekend. The museum will be open from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday for A Victorian Christmas, which will take visitors back to what the holiday


season would have looked like for Delta’s pioneer families. Admission is by donation to the museum, or free with a donation for the food bank. The holiday festivities will continue on Saturday with the LBA’s annual Breakfast with Santa, which runs from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Ladner Community Centre. Parents are asked to bring their own cameras this year to capture those moments with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Breakfast costs $3 for pancakes and $4 for pancakes with ham.


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Jameson tops riding club awards

Delta Riding Club celebrated another successful year of competition with a potluck dinner at the Odd Fellows Hall in Ladner earlier this month. The big winner of the evening was Tamara Jameson, who was named 2011 Aggregate Overall, taking home perpetuals for Overall Senior Rider, English and Equitation, reserves in Western and Trail/Handy Horse, and the coveted Buster Bojo Brown Versatility award from the Brodie family. In addition to keeper awards, Jameson accumulated $155 in gift cards from club platinum sponsors Greenhawk, Dog and Pony, and Roddicks for class awards. The bubbly 20-year-old rides Cathy Glover’s APHA mare, Super Miss Lucy; this was her first year of competition as a “senior” exhibitor. It was a “veteran” senior exhibitor (and another infectious personality) that took the reserve overall award for the year. Diane Prosser thought, at best, she and her Quarter Horse mare, She’s Amusing, would win the Hunter Hack

tion, winning the Overall Junior award by just two points over contender Mackenzie Loyer and Foxy Lady. With just two qualifying shows under their belt, three-time aggregate winner Devon Smith and her APHA mare, SW Roxy Barlink, were champions in Intermediate and Trail. Vanessa Melney and Pacific Mackenzie took home reserve awards in both Intermediate and SUBMITTED PHOTO English. Megan Schiewe Tamara Jameson receives an award from Delta Riding Club president Bruce Walker. was back in the show ring this year with her threeeluded her at the Summer year-old Pinto gelding, Classic in August. Tuxedo. She won the overall Prosser’s and Becky’s Walk/Trot award besting last big wins at DRC were back in 2007; this year, they barn buddy Teri Agle and Clairvoyant. were also overall Hunter Pam White rode Cavalier and reserve Senior exhibito her second consecutive tor and were the members’ overall win in Dressage; choice to win the “Horse Schiewe and Tux were on Course” Horsemanship reserve. award for her compassion Megan Kenny and Hylee for her four legged friends. Classical QT lost the tieLauren Proudlove and Fall ‘En Rain capped off an breaker for the Hunter overall award giving Prosser and excellent year of competi-

class award. Not only did they score the class award in Hunter Hack, they were reserve aggregate with Prosser finally getting a coveted director’s chair that

Becky a solid run at the big prize. And after a broken back curtailed her show season this summer, Keya Milaire thought she was out of the running for year ends but not so. She and her palomino gelding, Kahlua Cream, were reserve Equitation overall and chased Jameson on a few class awards as well. DRC president Bruce Walker has won his share of Members’ Choice awards over the years but probably no prize was as sweet as the one this year. The committee honoured him with a “letter” jacket for his years (and years) of dedicated service. Treasurer Cindy Mackay was voted “most enthusiastic” while Devon Smith won her first Members’ Choice ever (sportsmanship). Mom Cathy Glover won the Wayne Schiewe Memorial award for “most supportive parent.”

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In the Community

For 19 years, Delta Hospice’s Celebrate a Life Tree has glowed with the memories of those we have lost. This year you are invited to honour the shining stars who have been in your life or who are in your life now. The ceremony includes writing the loved one’s name on a tribute card and placing it on the Celebrate a Life Tree. An identical card is available for you to take

home as a keepsake. Donations are gratefully accepted in support of Delta Hospice programs and patient care, but are not required. Placing a tribute to a lost loved one on the tree becomes symbolic of the love and memories that we carry in our heart and helps us to remember the experiences we share or have shared. Delta Hospice invites the community to visit this year’s Celebrate a Life Tree at the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Cres.,

across from the Ladner Leisure Centre. Tributes can be made Dec. 5 to 22, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Throughout December, the Celebrate a Life Tree fills with hundreds of tributes and stories are exchanged between families and volunteers. Helpful information about how to cope with grief during holidays is also available at the centre. For more information, call the Centre for Supportive Care at 604948-0660 or visit www.

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Did you know that families that play together stay together? Children and youth remain connected, and family bonds are improved by the sharing of leisure time. Check into the TGIF program on Friday nights at Ladner Leisure Centre; games and activities for the entire family. For children aged 5 and under, drop in to jump, ride & climb at Roaming Rascals. And, as winter approaches, grab your toboggan and head out to Diefenbaker Park or bring the family for a festive skate at Winter Wonderland at the South Delta Recreation Centre.

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Pacers & Sun Devils tip off new season South Delta rallies for 75-67 exhibition win as senior boys basketball teams look to earn provincial tourney berths BY





At felt more like a playoff game when cross-town rivals Delta Pacers and South Delta Sun Devils opened the senior boys basketball season on Monday in Tsawwassen with an exhibition tilt. The Pacers led much of the night but the Sun Devils eventually rallied for a 75-67 victory. “That’s exactly what we need Dustin to do. We don’t need him to be the best player in the first three quarters. We want him to be the best player in the fourth quarter and he definitely was tonight.” The Sun Devils showed potential of challenging for a provincial tourney berth last season, only to falter down the stretch, especially against tougher competition. Johnston is hoping to get his kids more battle tested for the road ahead with a challenging schedule that includes tournaments at Claremont (Victoria) and

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Pitt Meadows. “We are starting to see the character come out a little bit and that desire to win,” he added. “I think that will be the difference once we get into February. Last year maybe we didn’t have that down the stretch. It was a valuable lesson to learn.” The Pacers are also carrying their fortunes on the shoulders of a talented point guard but have a much different blueprint. Three years ago, Lucas Gossen was aged up to the senior level to help a group of Grade 12s get to the provincials. He did just

that with a significant role as Grade 10 player. Now he is considered among the top 10 seniors in all of B.C. with much of his development as a player through the DRIVE academy in Richmond. In an effort to get Gossen to close out his high school career at the Langley Events Centre next March, three Grade 10 standouts — Ryan Cowley, Andrew Jones and Gursharn Bajwa — have been brought up to join him. It means some early season growing pains could pay off two months from now. “What Lucas brings is

real good leadership and one of his big challenges is making everyone feel comfortable around him. He is stepping up and doing that,” said Terry Ainge, who is handled the coaching duties this season along with Scott Masse. “Our guys came out a little nervous but settled in and played well. We are a team that is definitely trending up.” Ainge also know his squad will have to pay better attention to Triano next time they meet at the end of January in league play,

especially in the fourth quarter when the Devils exploded for 29 points. “He is a very good player that made some good plays but we still didn’t expect to see them score that many points. It’s quite a treat to see two point guards of that quality playing in the same league.” The Pacers were also missing three players for the game due to their commitment to the school volleyball team that is headed to this weekend’s provincial “AAA” championships.




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What had the intensity and the setting of a league playoff game was actually nothing more than two local senior boys basketball teams getting their feet wet for the long season ahead. The South Delta Sun Devils and the Delta Pacers put on an entertaining show on Monday night in Tsawwassen with the hosts rallying late for a 75-67 victory. The pre-season tilt provided a preview of two squads that could be in the hunt for provincial berths come February. The Sun Devils have never reached the B.C. “AAA” tournament which quite remarkable given the success of so many other teams at the school. They have plenty of size, a dynamic point guard and an experienced head coach. James Johnston had success in building a solid program at Seaquam secondary before arriving at SDSS last year as a vice-principal. His line-up includes Dustin Triano, the son of former Toronto Raptors head coach Jay Triano, who is in his fourth year playing at the senior level. Johnston watched his team trail most of the night then rally in the fourth quarter behind the terrific play of Triano, who finished with a game-high 35 points. They also made good use of a size advantage in the paint, led by the 21 points of Ontario transfer Nolan Sullivan. “We are a big team and we got to get the ball inside and get the bigs some touches despite the fact our best player is a guard,” said Johnston. “I really like the patience that we had to the point where (laughing) I think our guys were much more patient than the people here watching.

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performance by a Pacer swimmer with a third place swim in the 50 metre freestyle. Milford and Peake nearly reached the podium one more time, settling for fourth place in the 100 metre backstroke and freestyle events respectively. The 400 metre freestyle summer division relay team of Holly Denham, Sophie Ferguson, Anneka Hunchak and Hannah Gerrard also was fourth. Gabe Lee produced more points for the Pacers with a fifth place finish in the 100 metre butterfly and a sixth in the 100 metre freestyle. The relay team of Francine de Lotbiniere- Bassett, Brittany Mageau, Beaton and Currie took eighth place in the 400 metre freestyle relay. The program’s success would not have been possible without the efforts of student coaches, led by head coach Francine de Lotbiniere-Bassett and her assistants Emily Ferguson, Alex Gaio, Sarah Gerrard, Jeremy Grey, Bobby Hider and Alyssia Hunchak. A special thanks also goes to Pacer parent sponsor Willy Arundel





The Delta Pacers swim team capped an outstanding season by placing third among 115 schools at the provincial championships in Richmond. Pacer pride was prominent among the 38 swimmers on the team and there were many outstanding performances. On the girls’ side of the meet, Delta finished second overall, just 22 points back of York House. Highlights included four medals and a provincial meet record. The girls 200 metre medley relay team, featuring Madison Milford, Kiana Beaton, Alyssa von Ende and Sidney Peake, won gold in a record time of 2:04.13, eclipsing the old mark set back in 2006. Milford, Peake and von Ende then teamed with Nicole Currie to capture gold in the 200 metre freestyle relay. Milford added her third medal of the championships when she joined Beaton, Gabe Lee and Robby Arundel to earn bronze in the 200 metre mixed medley relay. Peake turned in the highest individual

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Vancouver Giants’ star Brendan Gallagher is one step closer to playing for Canada at the upcoming 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships. The 19-year-old from Tsawwassen is among 41 players invited to Canada’s 2012 National Junior Team selection camp slated for Dec. 10-14 in Calgary. This is the second straight year the South Delta Minor Hockey product has got the call to try out for Team Canada after being among the final cuts in 2010. He joins Giants head coach Don Hay who will be the head coach of this year’s team. “Being selected to attend the world junior camp once again is very exciting for me,” said Gallagher. “I’m looking forward to the opportunity and proving I deserve a spot on this year’s team. I learned a lot from my experience last year, which hopefully will benefit me this time around.” A fifth round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in 2010, who just signed his first professional contract earlier this month, Gallagher has 19 goals and

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Sun Devils finish fifth at provincial championships

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The South Delta Sun Devils thrived in a darkhorse role, finishing fifth at the B.C. “AAA” Boys Soccer Championships. The Sun Devils weren’t considered among the favourites, having finished fourth in the Fraser Valley playdowns to earn a berth in the 16-team tournament. However, they had advanced out of the most competitive zone in the province and a battle-tested veteran team was ready for the challenge. The team’s lone blemish happened its first game, a 1-0 loss to Burnaby South. The only goal came in the opening 20 minutes. The Devils pressed hard in the second half but failed to find the equalizer, leaving them in a very difficult position with only the pool group winner advancing to the semi-finals. South Delta had little James time to regroup with an afternoon date with the McMath Wildcats, considered one of the pre-tournament favourites. The locals overcame difficult playing conditions to rally for a huge 2-1 victory. The difference was a pair of second half goals just six minutes apart. It was the Richmond school’s first loss of the season. The Devils closed out pool play with a convincing 8-0 win over North Peace. A chance to advance to the semi-finals were dashed when Burnaby South clinched top spot by playing McMath to a 2-2 draw, leav-

ing the Devils in second place. They moved onto consolation play where a pair of goals off corner kicks resulted in a 2-1 win over a strong Salmon Arm squad. That put South Delta in the fifth place game against Argyle where it prevailed 2-1 in penalty kicks thanks to three outstanding saves by goalkeeper Tait Cuthill. “We are very pleased with our fifth place finish but we knew going into the tournament that we could compete with anyone and we did just that,” said Sun Devils coach Stephen Burns, whose squad finished the season with a 21-7-1 record, that included a tournament win in Kamloops. “We did have the one weaker effort against Burnaby South. We didn’t play poorly but we didn’t play hard enough to create opportunities for ourMillar selves, which we were able to in the other games.” James Miller led the Devils up front with six goals, finishing just one off the Golden Boot Award for most in the tournament. Dylan Flamank earned the Commissioner’s 11 Award (team MVP) for his strong play. Some of the other departing Grade 12 players who will be difficult to replace include: Jackson Temple, Ben Wagner, Matt Jorgenson, Graeme Carswell, Brent McNeill, Rick Dethier, Ryan Shaw, Evan Ernst, Carson Menzies, Tait Cuthill and Andrew Kanerva.

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WATSON, Noreen “Nor” Edwina (Wheeler) August 24, 1935 - November 28, 2011

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our love, mother and best friend who succumbed to a long hard battle with cancer at home with her family by her side. She was predeceased by her parents Carolina and Edward Wheeler, her sister Alice (Fred) Minnie and her son Gerald. Family members bereaving Noreen are her husband of 51 years, Don, her sons Doug, Ted and Mike, nine grandchildren Ryan, Lily,Alexa, Georgia, Michaela, Callum, Chase, Finlay and Kennedy, sisters Elva Clemens and Dorothy (Nick) DiOrio, nieces and nephews Sherri, Heidi, Roy, John, Frank, Theresa, Lori, Sandy, Tina and Cecil. Noreen was born and raised in Victoria, attending South Park Elementary, Victoria High School, was in the Victoria Girls Drill Team and worked at the MotorVehicle Branch of the Provincial Government. She moved to Vancouver in 1957 and worked at Gulf Oil, married her husband in 1960 and moved to Dawson Creek in 1961 for eleven years and raised 4 sons. She moved to Tsawwassen in 1972 and while working in her husband’s Land Surveying office managed to control 4 boys, a husband and a big yard full of flowers. A Memorial Service will be held at the Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC on Friday, December 2 at 11 am, followed by a reception at the Beach Grove Golf Course club house 5946 - 12th Avenue, Tsawwassen, BC from 1 to 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to BC Cancer Foundation, 13750 - 96th Avenue, Surrey, BC V3V 1Z2, would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be placed at

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LAWRIE - Isla Jean (Gliddon) Isla passed away at age 80 surrounded by her loving family on November 24, 2011 at Delta Hospital following a brief illness. Isla is survived by Bruce Lawrie, their 4 children and their partners: Eileen (Gord) Noullett, Don (Karen) Lawrie, Louise (Jim) Anderson and Wes (Tania) Lawrie, and 8 adored grandchildren: Heather, Camille, Lars, Nash, Ethan, Gavin, Samantha and Hayley, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, her mother and her 3 siblings Helen, Joyce and Ross. Isla had a long career in the Delta School District as a teacher and library technician. Isla was dedicated to her church and her community. Isla’s life was enriched by travels with friends and family, her love for all types of music, and the companionship of her dogs Muffin and Jesse. She loved to have fun and her great sense of humour stayed with her until the end. She loved those close to her unconditionally. Thank-you to Dr. Hsia, Dr. Heran and nurses of 4 North, Royal Columbian Hospital and doctors and nursing staff at Delta Hospital. Special thank-you also to the Rev. Doug Graves and the Rev. Wendy Bily for their support of Isla and her family during Isla’s last hours. A service to honour and celebrate Isla’s life will be held on Monday, December 5, at 1:00 p.m. at Ladner United Church with a reception to follow. Condolences may be left at . In lieu of flowers donations to the SPCA or St. Stephen’s United Church in East Delta are appreciated.

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TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email and they will investigate.

Office Personnel

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT An administrative assistant is urgently needed. Send applications to The KinVillage Carehome located in Tsawwassen, is currently hiring casual


If you would like to be a part of our Carehome please e-mail your resume in confidence to or by fax 604-943-6732.

Career Services/ Job Search

EXCLUSIVE FINNING/ CATERPILLAR Heavy Equipment Service Training. GPRC Fairview Campus. Grade 12 diploma required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid work practicum with Finning. Potential apprenticeship opportunity. 1-888-999-7882;


Career Services/ Job Search

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. PHARMACY TECH Trainees needed! Retail Pharmacies &Hospitals need certified techs & assistants. No experience? Need training? Local training & job placement is available. 1-888-778-0461.

GO TO YOUR Next Job Interview with 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic Skills. GPRC, Fairview Campus. 34 week course. Heavy Equipment Certificate. Intense shop experience. Safety training. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882

SKILLED WORKERS Always in Demand. Pre-employment Welder, Millwright/Machinist program. 16 weeks and write first year apprenticeship exam. Be ready for high paying, in demand trades jobs. Starts Jan. 3, 2012. GPRC Grande Prairie Campus. 1-888-999-7882;




Richmond: Dec 11 or Jan 14 Surrey: Every Saturday Also Bby • Coq • P.Meadows • Van • Lgly Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!


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Become a Registered Personal Trainer • Earn up to $70/hr. POST RN CERTIFICATE in Perioperative Nursing. Online theory, hands-on skills lab, clinical practicum. January / September intakes. ORNAC Approved. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta; 1-888-539-4772. THE ECONOMY Is Heating Up! Welders Millwrights/Machinists will be in high demand. Be prepared. 16 week preemployment programs at GPRC. January classes. 1-888-999-7882

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GET YOUR FOOT in the Garage Door. General Mechanic training. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to Automotive/Heavy Duty Apprenticeship. GPRC Fairview College Campus. 1-888-999-7882; right now!

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Office Technology

StartDateDecember5th Upgrade your skills. Find great education training courses in the Classifieds.




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SUNDAY Dec. 4th 10 am - 4 pm 2170 Westham Island Rd

(Big blue barn at Bissett Farms) Crafters, Artisans, samples, gift ideas, gift baskets made to order! New crafters Welcome! 604-940-9755

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Promote your Craft Fairs, Christmas Events & Services SPACE ... and because we like Christmas as much as you do we are offering a BOOKING


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November 30, 2011 The Delta Optimist

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BLUE NOSE Razor Edge pit bulls puppies $400F, $500M, vet checked & 1st shots. 604-392-6085 LABXHUSKY pups, 2 Female, 1 Male, well mannered, indr trained, beautiful green eyes $600. 604-834-4300 Al

PUG Puppies Fawn, 8 wks. avail. Dec 3. vet checked, dewormed, 1st. shots. $750 Call: (604) 888-5679 email:


ADORABLE PUPS, small breeds great family pets, non shed, credit card ok $400 & up. 604-542-8892

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $400 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.


PB English Springer Spaniel Puppies 16 weeks old We have four male, black and white Springer Spaniel puppies $750 Call: (604) 505-1620 email:

PAPILLON, 3 reg male puppies, 2 shots, microchip, avail Dec 10. $1100. 604-987-9516


Travel Destinations

PITBULL, 9 & 10wks, M/F, blue/ red nose, vet chk, dontrol, shots, trained, $500+up. 778-990-7327





RETRO DESIGN & ANTIQUES FAIR 175 tables & booths of fun, fabulous finds for you & your eclectic abode! SUN DEC 4 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Dr, 604-980-3159 Admission: $5



FRIDGE, INGLIS, white sxs, water & ice dispensor, good working cond. $225. 604-943-5979


Art & Collectibles

Pen Delfin

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


For Sale Miscellaneous

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. TREADMILL, Pro Form Cross Trainer $500 obo. Upright exercise bike $100 obo. Recumbent exercise bike $100 obo. 604-946-7268



BEAUTIFUL 9 piece Broyhill dining suite. Sacrifice $500. 604-943-0344


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PLAY FUR PAWS DOG DAYCARE...NOW OPEN!!! Play Fur Paws facility is a brand new, spacious, fun-filled indoor and outdoor play area for your beloved canine companions. With its seperate small dog areas, this 11,000 square foot property offers the socialisation, exercise and fun that your dog deserves and needs... $27 per day (See website for discount packages)

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Fun By The Numbers

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping


25 years Experience Business, Non-profit Associations Housing & Personal taxes, payroll Call Gilles: 604-789-7327

Here's How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

ALL accounting services 15+ years experience, bookkeeping, payroll etc. etc.

Nov. 29/30

Helen Petre CPB 604-897-5771

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Financial Services

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

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Cares! BEAUTIFUL, COUNTRY style dining table (64' X 40', plus a leaf), 6 chairs and hutch. All in excellent condition! This is a beautiful set! Call 604-341-7592 to arrange viewing. IKEA BAR TABLE, 2 stools, 36’’ square, like new $125. 604-943-6673 RATTAN & glass table & matching 3 drawer unit $150, Sony HD TV $200, antique oak desk & chair $125, 2 matching pine china cabinets & hutch $200. 604-948-1287

The Delta Optimist has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit


Lumber/Building Supplies

BIG BUILDING SALE... “CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.



PANASONIC 32' TV with stand, 5 years old.. beautiful cond. call 604-946-4458

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RUG, 8’ round with underlay, beige & green with burgundy detail, New cond $299. Card table and chairs, new $49. white folding accordian door 31'x81' $25. 604-946-1385

EXTRA LONG twin bed, good cond, mattress and boxspirng. Steel frame on castors. Free for pick up 778-888-1559

Sell it in the Classifieds

GRANDE PRAIRIE older well kept 44 unit, one storey motel. Booming again! Owned since 1997. $3.2 million. Consider farm etc. as trade. May finance. 780-488-7870.



ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474

Business Opps/ Franchises

WINTER Vacations to Las Vegas 9 Day Luxury Motor Coach tour to Golden Nugget, Las Vegas: 14 Jan; 4 Feb; 24 March 2012 $399.00 pp double / $559.00 single Many specials included like free meals and drinks Call 1-877-872-9977 ext. 1110 Email: Call: (877) 872-9977

Call: (778) 960-7529 or E-mail:

PIT BULL pups (Razor Edge) dewormed, 1st shots, view parents $400. Ph 604-845-6444


Pet Services

YORKIE PB PUPS micro chip $1,200.00 Call: (604) 857-0722 RTG DEC 21 will hold for Xmas




TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 (18+) 3.19/min. 1-900-528-6256

Daycare Centres

Reasonably Priced, Quality, Licensed Group Care. Daily structured programs includes preschool & school-age program. Large fenced playground & indoor gym.




Homecare Available

HOPE HOME Health Services. Cert. Care Aides. Refs, Licensed, insured, 778-372-1886

NEED CASH FAST? GET A LOAN ANY TIME YOU WANT! Sell or Pawn your Valuables Online Securely, From Home. APPLY ONLINE TODAY: OR CALL TOLL-FREE: 1-888-435-7870


Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity


ASSISTED LIVING Assisted Living Includes: Meals, Rent, Housekeeping & 24 hour Monitoring. $1795/mo. Call Smita • 778-239-1050 Or Preet • 604-779-6457 Email:

*Annual starting revenue of $12,000-$120,000 *Guaranteed cleaning contracts *Professional training provided *Financing available *Ongoing support *Low down payment required Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

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BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website


1. 1960’s civil rights college organization 5. Big K store 9. A slab of lumber 14. Hilltribe of Thailand 15. From a distance 16. Earth color pigment 17. A gelling agent in foods 18. Plural of sorus 19. Shabby in appearance 20. Outdoor cookers 23. The immaterial part of a person 24. A single unit or thing


1. Thick piece of something 2. Dorset ____ chilli 3. Burn the surface 4. Border of a pavement or street 5. Party where guests wear costumes and masks 6. In a state of conflict 7. Not frequently experienced 8. Smart and trim in appearance 9. Commercial enterprise 10. Beaten egg dish 11. Cain and __ 12. Bolsheviks 13. Not wet 21. Longest division of geological time 22. Italian capital

25. Containing salt 28. Erstwhile 33. Mimicked 34. God of the underworld 35. Quick head motion 36. Narrow country roads 38. To become old 39. Diminished light under a tree 41. Behave in a certain manner 42. Counterweights 44. 84097 UT 45. Brief communications 47. Common folder color 49. Hostelry 25. Arabian greeting 26. Keep up 27. Seasons of fasting 28. Venerated wise men 29. Lyric poems 30. Lake in N. Finland 31. Object built to scale 32. Excessive fluid in tissue 34. Genus lepus 37. Understudies 40. Smooth-skinned melon 43. Hindu god of fire 46. Rugged mountain range 47. Sent by USPS 48. Small social insect 50. Apply a thin coat of metal 51. Horse fly 52. Wife of Boaz

50. Section of a window 51. Discrepancy between actual & stated 58. Brief publicity notice 59. Elliptical 60. Racer Earnhardt 61. Attempt one more time 62. A boundary line 63. Italian Island 64. Turkish rulers 65. Secondhand 66. South branch of the Lower Rhine 53. Headstream of Ubangi River 54. “Rudolph” singer Burl 55. Celebration 56. Gaelic name for Scotland 57. Make a ringing sound 58. Women’s undergarment


The Delta Optimist November 30, 2011



Money to Loan

If you own a home, We can approve your loan. And usually within 1 day. No, Seriously.


Legal/Public Notices


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Margaret Grace McGrath, Deceased, who died on July 3, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor, Gordon Vereschagin, named in the Will as Gordon Peter Vereschagin c/o Severide Law Group, #201 - 5155 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta BC, V4K 1W4, before December 23. 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice.

Escort Services

Carman Fox and friends


C. TSAW, reno’d 2-3 br, 2 full baths, 3rd flr, lrg deck, views, quiet loc. u/g prkg, $1575, Jan 16, 2012, 604-943-4106 lve mess.



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


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



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

Tsawwassen Terrace

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

Kelly Court

1 bedroom suite available in small bldg located near shops, school, bus stop and rec centre. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes, heat and hot water. Bldg consists of new windows, sliding doors and a putting green. To view please call 604-782-4326

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


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

Evergreen Lane

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


Affordable 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes and hot water. Shops and bus stop nearby. To view or for more info please call 604-946-9268

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

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, 604-943-6163.


Shared Accommodation


Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Dec 1. Call 778-846-5275



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



Duplexes - Rent

N. DELTA/SRY area. Spac 3 BR, 1,200 sf. 1.5 baths, priv W/D. N/p, no drugs. Immed. 604-951-8950


Houses - Rent

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


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR + storage, large, ground level entry, yard, gas fp, hi ceiling, wd, cable/net, np ns, $1180+utils, NOW, Tsaw. 604-229-2125

EXEC 3 BR & den, W. Ladner, 2.5 ba, N/S N/P, nr schl, gardening

3 BR main bright 1200 sf, fam rm, fp, sundeck, wd 1.5 bath, np, yard $1,375 Ladner 778-231-5128

FURN. EXEC Upper Tsaw, all utils incld, DVR Hi spd net, immed to May, refs req. 604-943-9845

3 BR, Tsaw. top flr. w/view, 1.5 bath, sun room w/new large deck, 5 appls, $1500+utils, avail now, refs. 778-241-5654

incl, $2400, refs, M-F, 604-760-9014

LADNER: 4 BR spacious $1600 + share utils. Avail now. Newly reno’d. Bright. All new appls. n/s, n/p. nr all amens. Resp tenants, refs. 604-807-1732 after 3:30pm


Office/Retail Rent

Tsawwassen Space for Lease ★Century Square 1835 56th Street 640 to 5040 sq. ft..

BACH +DEN Tsaw, side ste, incl heat/hw/cable, no ldry, ns, np, Dec 1st $650 ref’s. 604-943-8102

BBY, S. Newer 2 BR, f/bath. Ns/ np. $850/mo incl hydro/cable. Nr transit. Avail now. 604-307-4075 LADNER, 2 BDRM bsmt, suits 1 quiet pers, shr w/d, ns/ n/p, $700 + 1/2 utils, CALL 604-946-8887

★Tsawwassen Securities # 202 –1624 56th street 786 sq ft. - 2nd Floor Office For more information call Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203

Real Estate

★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Older House! Damaged House! Difficulty Selling! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Call Us First! 604-657-9422

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1985 GMC High Sierra 1500 truck grey/black with full bed liner, 222,000 kms Michelin ltx m/s tires in ex. cond. $3,300 obo. phone 604-943-8718 or604-868-8718 1990 FORD Ranger, 2 dr, ext cab, 2.9 engine, 5 spd, serviced by Ford, no rust, cloth int, new tires + more. $2,350. 604-524-6567




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

We Take Over Your Payment No Fees!!

Lic. #26765 • South Delta based

❏WE BUY HOMES❏ 812-3718 Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! 5 BR home from $20,000 down $1,950/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Mobile Homes

LANGELY DOUBLE wide 2 BR mobile, park like setting, quiet nr all amens. Air cond, completee reno, f/s, w/d, lge deck, lge storage. $49,500. 604-534-2997


2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4200, 604-255-5453 (in Vancouver)

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

8087 1996 Cheyenne Chevrolet Pickup 190,000 kms, 4x4 with bench seat, gasoline, manual trans, 5L V8 Vortec engine, All offers con− sidered! $3300 Call: (778) 808−1848


Sports & Imports


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 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095 WANTED - Someone that does mechanical work to work on a 1985 Dodge Ram Van. Call 604-946-0864 leave msg



1988 CHEV CAPRICE, classic, 4 dr, aircared, 604-946-2945 2003 Pontiac Grand Am clean inside and out excellent run cond air cared new hankooks tire $800 sell$2750 cant insure 2 cars 604.728 8867


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2006 BMW 330i Sport. Blue/ blk. 82k. Local. FSH. $20,500 Call: (604) 365-9682



WATERCRAFT IN SUMMER, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in Between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRC’s Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882;



EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. Sophia 604-805-3376 EXPERIENCED HOUSE Cleaner avail, res/comm, insured, bonded, 604-315-2539 or 778-899-1674


Computer Services

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

THE ONE - The Only - The Only One in Canada! Only authorized Harley-Davidson Technician Program at GPRC’s Fairview Campus. Fairview, Alberta. Oncampus residences. 1-888-999-7882; TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program, GPRC Fairview College Campus. Hands-on training - street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Challenge 1st year Apprenticeship exam. 1-888-999-7882;


Scrap Car Removal

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

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

Call 778-882-4128



DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER video inspections & jack hammer Call Tobias 604 782-4322



Farrant Drywall 604

Commercial Residential SANDY

946-8460 or 202-8319


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



604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H




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



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



604-649-0502 (cell)

Lawn & Garden

Delta PC Service & Consulting

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


Flooring/ Refinishing

OWEN FLOORS for your res/ comm needs. Specialize in resilient flooring. Jeff 604-220-5917


2006 HONDA 230C, dirt bike, mint cond, less that 15hrs, $3000. call 604-943-5979




THE SCRAPPER Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad


No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty?


Jess LaFramboise 604-815-7190



Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Sry Cloverdale quiet 1984sf 3br 2.5ba on 1/4 ac lot $599K 778-772-7811 id5452 Sry Fraser Hts 1 ac ppty w/2200sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,188,000 951-2442 id5453

Large, 3 bdrm., 3 bath townhome. Three levels, approx. 1800 sq. ft. Features include: Lge. L/R with wood-burning fireplace & view of greenbelt; den area with sep. laundry and storage. Top floor has 3 lge. bdrms, 4-pce. bath & 2-pce.ensuite.Closetoelementary school, beaches and parks.


Houses - Sale

Best Value in Pt. Moody 301B Evergreen Drive


604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

College Park, Port Moody

@ Apt/Condos

For Sale by Owner


place ads online @


2 BEDROOM waterfront condo in Mariner’s Village, Steveston. Indoor pool / jacuzzi. 2 Parking spaces, views of the Gulf Islands. Jan. 1st. Dennis 604-764-2033.

LANGLEY CITY, 1 BR main flr, 650sf, lam flrs, ss appls, W/D, gas heat f/place, gate/cov prkg. Strata fee $123/mo incls gas! $166,000. Must see! 778-968-7709


RENTALS Apt/Condos

Langley/ Aldergrove


GUILDFORD, SRY, Brand New. The Max. 900sf, 2 BR & Den, 7 appls, 2 sec prkg. $308,000. By Owner, Albert 604-250-3395


The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver

David Severide Barrister and Solicitor Severide Law Group #201 - 5155 Ladner Trunk Road Delta, BC V4K 1W4 Tel: 604-940-8182


Real Estate

***DISTRESS SALES*** FORECLOSURE, FIXER UPPERS *FREE LIST WITH PICTURES!* 1−800−304−9849 ID # 1042 re/max city realty




Condos/ Townhouses


Condos/ Townhouses

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

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

604-948-5296 Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

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

310-JIMS (5467) Book a job at:

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Lawn & Garden



Lawn & Garden

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


Property Maintenance


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

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

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Moving & Storage


LAWN MAINTENANCE ✔ Winter Fertilizing ✔ Yard Clean-ups “1 CALL IS ALL”

Landscape PLUS

Maintenance & Contracting

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

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

Painting/ Wallpaper


WCB 604-943-0043 Local Resident 38 years

For anything Yard Related!



PAINT CO. Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing

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

PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Member: Better Business Bureau

Best In Class Painting - Low rates, refs avail, 100% guaranteed Mark 778-323-1045 TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, interior/exterior Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255





Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.

Mark 778-323-1045



Moving & Storage

Need Space? We Have It!





Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB



Home Services

Interior & Exterior WCB & Liability Insured

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

2 locations: LADNER


Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

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

Plumbing No Middle Man Heating & Plumbing


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

Rick 604.908.6102


Power Washing

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

Steve Watts 604-943-4134 778-228-5639 Pressure Washing Houses, Siding, Driveways, Patios, Painting, Interior/Exterior

Seniors Discount


Renovations & Home Improvement


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

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


Renovations & Home Improvement

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

Rob 604-946-4796

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Over 25 years serving South Delta

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

604-649-9600 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank


Rubbish Removal

'You Call It, We Haul It!'


Rubbish Removal and Recycling

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

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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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



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

Rubbish Removal


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


Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255



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

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson


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


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



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Painting/ Wallpaper



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


Tree Services

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

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Landscaper? Find one in the Home Services section.

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