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Delta Secondary won’t be getting an artificial turf playing field in the near future, but the door hasn’t been completely closed on the proposal just yet. Delta council voted in favour of a staff recommendation Monday to endorse the Ladner Sport Field Enhancement Plan, containing a

series of improvements to fields that are often unplayable in wet conditions. The biggest item in the plan, costing $3.8 million, is a lit synthetic turf field at Dugald Morrison Park in Ladner’s civic precinct. The project would be financed primarily by Delta, which would look to user groups to contribute. Grant money would also be

sought from senior government. Parks and recreation director Ken Kuntz told council sport user groups were unanimous that Dugald Morrison fit all the criteria when it comes to accessibility,

being centrally located and having a minimal impact to the surrounding neighbourhood. The turf field would be built by 2014, perhaps sooner if grant money is received. After the parks and recreation commission had agreed earlier this year to recommend Dugald Morrison, perhaps the most unplayable field in Ladner in the winter months, members of Delta Secondary’s parent advisory coun-

cil stepped forward with their own proposal. They wanted to have a turf field built at the high school and met with the parks and recreation department to discuss the idea. In an interview with the Optimist at the time, PAC spokesperson Trish Cowley said it could be a great partnership opportunity See FIELD page 3

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Protesters hung banners from the overpass on Highway 17 Monday morning as the Occupy movement targeted port facilities up and down the West Coast.

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A small group of demonstrators brought the Occupy movement to Ladner this week. The group met at the bus loop Monday morning before moving on to the Highway 17 pedestrian

overpass to set up a non-disruptive demonstration to bring attention to local port issues — such as a possible foreign trade zone and Terminal 2 expansion. “We’re here because we’re part of the West Coast Occupy port action,” said Cathy Wilander, a Ladner resident and president of

the local Council of Canadians chapter. Occupy Vancouver and other movements along the coast — San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle — took action Monday, aiming to shut down ports in those cities, temporarily stopping the flow of

capital on the West Coast. Occupy Vancouver set up at the New Brighton Port entrance. Delta South provincial NDP candidate Nic Slater took part in the local demonstration. He said he has concerns over the amount of truck traffic generated by Deltaport.

Slater said there are other ways to get goods to and from the port, specifically via barge, which, he said, is safer and less costly from a fuel point of view. Bob Ages, another Ladner resident who is also involved with

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Parent advisory council chair says there hasn’t been much negative feedback to result of teachers’ job action BY

A letter by Delta superas keeping in touch with intendent Dianne Turner parents if a student is havnoted teachers are still ing problems. carrying out their normal “We’ve been getting that classroom work, such as word out as well. From planning, teaching and personal experience, I’ve assessing had great student communica“It’s definitely a progress. tion with my kid’s teacher switch from the norm Teachers also (at South Park not to have a normal are commuElementary) nicating throughout the report card, but it’s fall. Most of not disastrous. I think student progress to the people I’ve the students spoken to have there’s generally through had the same,” an understanding individual she said. that assessment is feedback “It’s defion assignnitely a switch continuous in many ments, tests from the norm different formats.” not to have a Lisa Leblanc and other indicators. normal report Parents card, but who have questions regardit’s not disastrous. I think ing their children’s progress there’s generally an underare encouraged to contact standing that assessment is their teachers, said Turner. continuous in many differThe B.C. Labour ent formats.” Leblanc said teachers are Relations Board recently dismissed an application still providing letter grades by the B.C. Public School for students getting close Employers’ Association to to graduation and requiring them for official transcripts. order teachers to do report

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The lack of letter grades for Delta students isn’t a big problem for most parents, says the chair of the Delta Parent Advisory Council. The first report card of the school year issued last week does not contain the usual information parents have come to expect, including academic progress in specific subject areas and information on other matters such as personal planning, physical health and effort. Instead, a simple note on student attendance is all that’s been included. The thin report cards are due to the ongoing teachers’ job action. Saying there hasn’t been much in the way of negative feedback from parents, Lisa Leblanc told the Optimist teachers in Delta have done a good job communicating what’s taking place regarding the job action, as well

FIELD from page 1 between the school district and municipality. “Most municipalities, actually, have a partnership with their school districts. That is how schools all over the Lower Mainland have turf fields,” she said. Cowley said having a field at a school would ensure more could enjoy the benefits, rather than having a turf field stay empty during most weekdays. However, a report to council notes while the proposal had potential benefits, it fell short of the objectives for the sport community. “In particular, it would not serve the needs of the sport organizations that wish to have unfettered access evenings and weekends and do not wish to

compete with school programs for use of the fields. Both the sport organizations and staff noted that a lit synthetic turf field has impacts to the neighbourhood with respect to traffic and the Delta Secondary School neighbourhood would be significantly impacted.” The report also noted track improvements at the school alone could easily cost $1 million or more. Kuntz said the DSS site also had physical limitations as far as its configuration to accommodate soccer. The PAC’s proposal was deferred to the Delta Council/Board of Education Liaison Committee for further discussion.

OCCUPY from page 1 the local chapter of the Council of Canadians, as well as the organization’s national board, said there

are concerns about workers’ rights and the ability to enforce labour laws if a foreign trade zone is estab-

cards. BCTF President Susan Lambert said, “Although report cards are an important tool, they are not essential. They are only one way in which teachers communicate students’ progress to parents. Face-toface, phone conversations, e-mails, handwritten notes, quiz results sent home — many different kinds of informal communication are providing parents with a clear understanding of their children’s progress. Some parents have told us they feel better informed this way than with the traditional formal reporting.” The teachers’ contract expired June 30 and limited job action began at the start of the school year in September. In a recent interview, Delta Teachers’ Association president Paul Steer said he’s hoping there won’t be any further phases of job action and that a collective agreement is reached. “Government needs to

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money, resources and infrastructure to support what’s absolutely necessary in public education,” Steer said.

Coun. Bruce McDonald, noting he doesn’t want to quash the enthusiasm of the PAC, said what’s needed is to give the group a road map of where Delta wants to be as far as accommodating sport user groups and timetable for looking at what may be done at the school down the road. Coun. Robert Campbell, who chairs the parks and recreation commission, agreed, noting he supports something being added at the site at some point. “Now it shifts the onus on the school district to come forward at the liaison committee level to say, ‘This is our vision and here’s how we propose to go forward.’ Yes, it’s public land, but we don’t have control of this land and it should not be our vision, nor should we be taking the

lead,” Campbell said. Although the recommendation was to proceed at Dugald Morrison, the DSS PAC hasn’t given up. On Facebook the group, noting the high school turns 100

next year, is asking residents to check out the PAC website and sign its online petition. “Our location would be cheaper and benefit so many more residents,” the

group states. The cost of the sport field enhancement plan, which also includes improvements at Cromie and Hawthorne parks, is estimated at $5 million.

lished. Ladner resident Jordan Jack, who was also at Monday’s demonstration, got involved with the recent Occupy Vancouver movement.

“Just being down there was really interesting,” he said, adding many of the people he met were very thoughtful and critical of the system. “It was a shock, but in a

good way.” Jack said bringing the larger Occupy port action closer to home makes sense because what goes on at Deltaport is a huge issue locally.

“We’re seeing farmland slip into industrial uses... I’m not for it.” Delta police officers were at the bus loop Monday to keep an eye on the situation.

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Improvements not tied to expansion Proposed road and rail projects are to increase efficiency at Deltaport, not for Terminal 2

Deltaport road and rail projects planned or now underway are aimed at improving current container movement, not in anticipation of Terminal 2 being approved. That’s what Port Metro Vancouver officials wanted to point out during an open house last week in South Delta for the planned Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project. Part of the port authority’s overall Container Capacity Improvement Program, the road and rail project has several key elements, including an overpass on the existing Roberts Bank causeway to separate

road and rail traffic, the reconfiguration of rail track, additional container handling equipment within the existing Deltaport terminal and road improvements on Deltaport Way. The $280 million project also involves additional rail track on farmland referred to as the Option Lands. The Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project would increase the container capacity at Deltaport by 600,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers) to 2.4 million TEUs. Construction is to begin in the summer of 2012 with a late 2014 completion. Already underway is the separate $300 million Roberts Bank Rail Corridor Program, which includes

several road and overpass projects in Delta, Surrey and Langley. It also has a 2014 completion date. Meanwhile, the $1.2 billion South Fraser Perimeter Road is well underway with completion set at the end of 2013. The major element of the Container Capacity Improvement Program is an entirely new three-berth terminal at Roberts Bank, a proposed project known as Terminal 2 (T2). It would double container capacity by more than two million TEUs. However, when asked at the open house at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn if the projects are being undertaken for T2 and the presumption it will get approval, port officials said there’s some

confusion and misunderstanding by the public about what’s happening. “This has nothing to do with T2, this is a project that’s all about getting capacity from the existing infrastructure at Deltaport. The beauty of this project is that it takes place entirely within existing terminals, road and rail rights of way,” said Cliff Stewart, Port Metro Vancouver’s director of infrastructure development. “I call it the ultimate recycling project. It’s about getting more out of the existing capacity,” he said. Sheri Plewes, vicepresident of infrastructure delivery, said T2 is a project within the container improvement initiative, but that’s to come later.

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MURPHY’S LAW I give him marks for confidence, but Adrian Dix surely must recognize that 18 months is an eternity in politics, particularly in this province. When Dix addressed the NDP convention last weekend in Vancouver, he sounded a lot like a premier in waiting, outlining a game plan for the first term the New Democrats are in office. Topping the opinion polls rightfully gives him reason for optimism, but discussion of the whole governing thing might be a tad premature given how much can change in such a short amount of time — as evidenced by the last 30 months in B.C. It might seem like eons ago, but it’s only been two-and-a-half years since voters gave Gordon Campbell’s Liberals their third straight mandate. Since that time, we’ve seen highs (the Winter Olympics) and lows (the HST debacle), culminating with Campbell’s departure, which was just over a year ago. With Liberal fortunes headed in the wrong direction, and New Democrats needing only to sit back and watch the government unravel, they promptly fell on their own sword with a caucus revolt against Carole James. After both parties held leadership contests, pundits concluded the Liberals had made out better, figuring a perpetually positive Christy Clark would be an easier sell to the masses than a not so warm and fuzzy Dix. Initially, polling backed up that contention, but lately that hasn’t been the case, with Dix and the NDP now enjoying a lead. However, the election isn’t for another year-and-a-half, and when you think a year-and-a-half ago Campbell was basking in the Olympic glow and the HST hadn’t even been implemented yet, you realize how much can change during that time. That’s not to say Dix doesn’t ultimately become B.C.’s next premier, but you can bet the Liberals will be pulling out all the stops to prevent that from coming to fruition. In these uncertain economic times, it’s all but assured he’ll be painted as a tax-and-spend lefty the province’s fragile economy can’t afford. There will be many ebbs and flows between now and May of 2013, so much so it’s impossible to know who will be in the lead, and by how much, when the writ is dropped for the next provincial election. Dix may well require the Term 1 game plan he laid out for members last weekend or he might join that list of NDP leaders to have fallen short of getting the party to the promised land. It’s too early to tell. After all, a yearand-a-half is an eternity in B.C. politics.

Support for winning candidates comes from all areas of Delta STEVE GRAHAM

COMMUNITY COMMENT I am going to continue my review of voting data from the 2011 municipal election to include some observations on the results for councillors. The analysis includes only mayoral candidates Lois Jackson and Krista Engelland, and the winning councillors plus seventh place finisher Anne Peterson. The data analyzed were the results of each polling station, which provide a measure of the extent to which the support for each candidate was general or localized. This may provide some indication of how this council will vote on matters of interest to South Delta. A general measure of the degree to which voting support was local or broad based is the coefficient of variation (cv). A low cv value indicates little variation in support for a candidate between different parts of Delta, while a high value indicates localized support.

Interestingly, the cvs were higher — Engelland (0.62) and Jackson (0.48) — for both major mayoral candidates than for any of the council candidates, although this is partly due to the ability to vote for more than one candidate for council. The past election was very polarized at the mayoral level. The cvs for councillors fell in a fairly narrow range (0.35 to 0.39) with one exception, Ian Paton (0.45), who also got the most votes. Why was Paton exceptional? Not unexpectedly, he had the highest ratio of votes received to votes cast of all council candidates in Ladner; and he received the second highest in Tsawwassen (after Sylvia Bishop). Conversely Paton had the lowest ratio of votes received to votes cast (except for Peterson) in North Delta. Paton had the highest ratio of votes received in South Delta to North Delta of any council candidate. Thus Paton owes his council seat to South Delta support. It will be interesting to see if he votes in concert with his constituents or with his North Delta-centered DIVA party on South Delta issues. I correlated the poll data of each council candidate with those of Jackson. (A value of one indicates an identical distribution of support;

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zero means no related support.) Jackson (1.00) has the highest North Delta-centric support of any candidate, so a higher correlation coefficient indicates a more localized base of support in North Delta. Scott Hamilton (0.89) was highest, followed by Robert Campbell (0.87), Jeannie Kanakos (0.80), Peterson (0.78), Bruce McDonald (0.69), Paton (0.52) and finally Bishop (0.44). Clearly Kanakos and Peterson were drawing from the same well in North Delta, so Kanakos displaced Peterson. Hamilton and Campbell dwell on Jackson’s coattails, so their distributions of support are most similar to hers. This is unexpected in Campbell’s case as he resides in Tsawwassen. Of all the council candidates, Campbell received the lowest ratio of votes received to votes cast in Tsawwassen (0.11); followed by Kanakos (0.12), then Hamilton (0.13). Even worse, Campbell received the lowest number of votes of any winning council candidate at his own Beach Grove neighbourhood polling station. Campbell has no base of support in Tsawwassen, which is why he almost lost his council seat. Thus he can be expected to vote with Jackson. To be continued.

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Not all of MP’s constituents in favour of Tory crime bill

and it would have far more positive impacts for our society and our economy. I, for one, don’t feel unsafe — never have. For once it would be nice to see the Conservative MPs make a decision based on evidence instead of ideology, but I suppose it is too much to ask for them to use their brains for once. Jane McCall

It costs over $100,000 a year to house one inmate and they want to add to what is already one of the most incarcerated populations in the developed world. It would be far better to spend money on prevention — intervention for children at risk, poverty alleviation, safe housing, education and employment opportunities

First six letters are the key to Christmas

Editor: Re: Maintaining our quality of life more complex than it seems, Community Comment, Dec. 9 Mike Schneider contends that we “hear a lot about retail sales and quarterly numbers from manufacturers at this time of year.”

Old Testament. The life of Jesus, the Christ, is an easy read in the Christian New Testament. Perhaps Schneider and his ilk ought to purchase a Bible and read about how this season came to be — retail sales notwithstanding. Bob Orrick

Perhaps we do, but what we do not hear much of is the reason for Christmas, which is contained in the first six letters of Christmas. Retail sales and quarterly numbers go on daily but only once per year do we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ promised in the

TFN to add substantially to housing stock

Editor: Re: Take wait and see approach in Tsaw., letter to the editor, Dec. 7 The letter from Kent Warmington, giving details of the Tsawwassen First Nation development plans, referred only to the period up until 2021. TFN recently increased its growth projec-

tions for housing units in the Metro Regional Growth Strategy. These have been approved by the Metro board and are 1,900 units by 2021, 2,900 by 2031 and 4,400 by 2041. This gives a real appreciation of just how much new housing is likely to be avail-

able in South Delta, apart from infill, Tsawwassen Springs and other sources. The community and Delta council need to examine the overall impact and effect of these plans, in conjunction with the Gateway/South Fraser Perimeter Road juggernaut. Peter Duffey

Police officers handled situation in exemplary fashion Editor: This letter is a commendation of our Delta police department. Because of a recent incident in our neighbourhood, the police were called. It took some time to resolve the issue and, during that

period, eight officers, plainclothes and uniformed, attended. The manner in which the police handled this situation was exemplary. Their attention to the individual was professional in every aspect, and I was touched

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Natalie’s Story Natalie was caring for her mother who was very ill with cancer and she needed more resources to help her care for her mother at home. Natalie met with one of the Counselling Team at the Centre for Supportive Care. She was given information on home care services and equipment, and made regular visits to the Centre for emotional support. Your gift plays a vital role in maintaining the counselling and supportive care services for those in our community who are touched by illness, loss and grief. To give a gift call 604.948.0660, visit www.deltahospice.org or mail a gift to: 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta BC, V4K 4L8.

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Editor: Re: Public backs crime bill: Findlay, Dec. 9 So Kerry-Lynne Findlay thinks her constituents are in support of the Conservative crime bill. She obviously hasn’t talked to me. I think it is a senseless waste of money at a time when we are facing significant fiscal challenges.

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She still drives but we usually go together to Richmond as she finds the trip very tiring. It is ludicrous to say we have enough stores here. We do not. Fields has closed down but at least it was another choice, even though most of its clothes were cheaply made. At least it had some household items. The Bargain Shop is the same. The little boutiques do not have the variety that a department store does, no matter what the store owners here think. Our seniors are fed up of the lack of choice in Ladner and Tsawwassen. The seniors and I have lived in small communities in the past and we have seen WalMart, Zellers, Home Depot, Sears and smaller boutique stores very close together and no one went out of business or closed up shop like they do here. Pamela Simons

Tsawwassen youngster impresses on Gateway stage

Editor: I was privileged to attend the matinee performance of The Sound of Music last Saturday at Gateway

Theatre in Richmond. Taylor Dianne Robinson of Tsawwassen, playing the role of Gret, executed the complicated dance routines

and songs as a true professional. She practically stole the show. Tom Sterling

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Editor: As I work at a seniors facility and my own mother is 90, I feel it is finally time I responded on their behalf to a letter I read some time ago. It was from one of your readers about the new malls planned by the Tsawwassen First Nation. This is partially because of a conversation I heard at a local store recently between a store owner and a customer. They were complaining that it would be disastrous to store owners in both Ladner and Tsawwassen when the malls are completed. The letter mentioned seniors do not need the same amount of clothes as when they were working. Maybe not as many, but where I work, they are very conscious of how they look. Most of them come down to breakfast wearing nice clothes, with makeup on and nice jewelry.


Opinion

MLA shares views on fall session of the legislature VICKI HUNTINGTON

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With the conclusion of the fall legislative session I wanted to take the opportunity to update you on new legislation and my work as your independent representative in Victoria. Two important pieces of legislation affect our children. A new Family Law Act overhauls the practice of family law in B.C. and brings us up to date with other provinces. The new law ensures the best interests of the child must be the only consideration when making decisions that affect children. The act also creates new tools for responding to family violence; encourages families to resolve disputes outside the court system; and makes property division fairer for common-law couples that are separating. Bill 12, the Teachers Act, replaces the B.C. College of Teachers with a new oversight body. Last year a report found the B.C. Teachers’ Federation had undue influence over the B.C. College of Teachers

and hindered the college’s ability to properly discipline the few errant teachers in our education system. While the new act is not perfect, it deals with those key issues of accountability and authority, and it better protects the public interest. I commended Education Minister George Abbott in the legislature for his sophisticated handling of this controversial issue. A large and difficult piece of legislation updates the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It is part of the government’s push to deliver more services to citizens online. I think these efforts have merit, but I am concerned the elderly, the disadvantaged and any others who lack access to the Internet will fall through the cracks. I am also concerned that government agencies (including Crown corporations and police) can transfer personal information from one agency to another — without the permission of the affected individual. While MLAs unanimously supported the legislation, many — including me — did so with significant reservation. It is a step in the right direction, but much work still needs to be done. Two pieces of legislation

concern gasoline and property tax rates. I was the only MLA to vote against legislation to increase the gas tax in the Lower Mainland and to raise property tax rates in 2013 (provided there is no agreement on an alternative funding mechanism). I have seen no support in Delta South for increased TransLink taxes, especially when we see no end to the poor service our region experiences. During debate, I commented that the loss of the 601 bus is a perfect example of that poor service. Its absence has diminished the quality of life and mobility of many seniors (who find the Canada Line simply too intimidating to use) and I find it unacceptable that TransLink can’t provide one or two midday buses so our seniors feel free to move once again. I am happy to say that following my comments, the minister of transportation told me he would try to deal with that issue: so let’s let him know how badly we need our old 601 back in operation! I supported an omnibus bill that promotes intensive farm practices and gives some property tax relief to retiring farming families. However, I did object to the fact that municipal taxation

changes were made without properly consulting the most affected municipalities — Langley, Abbotsford and Delta. The government finally released a long awaited report on the Agricultural Land Commission, concurrently introducing legislation that made some of the critical changes that will help the ALC to fulfill its mandate. I will have more to say in a future column. I asked several questions during question period on dredging, and I also asked the minister of agriculture to refute Port Metro Vancouver CEO’s recent comments on our “meaningless” agricultural land. He refused, which I found disappointing, to say the least. I had the privilege to deliver statements on both the Little House Society and the Delta Agricultural Society, organizations that are so much a part of our community. As I perform my duties, I am constantly reminded of what an honour it is to be your representative. I want to thank each and every one of you who has taken the time to write, call or stop by my constituency office: your issues are important to my staff and me and we value your input very much.

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outh Delta Motors is pleased to announce the addition of their Vehicle detailing department under the management of Master Detailer Ron Mann. Mr. Mann brings years of Detailing experience to South Delta Motors and is Licensed and accredited to Apply (pps) the worlds only Patented paint sealant that is formulated with (PTFE)Teflon to any vehicle.

The PPS patented process is the only system that has been engineered to permanently preserve the painted surface by fusing PTFE resins to the paint. PPS Technology is a polish that uses high quality and durable acrylic elements. This technology called electrophoresis dynamics is analogous to the "bar magnet" principle that opposite poles attract. The wash solution or polarizer opens the pores of the paint and imparts a positive charge to the surface. The anionic PTFE is negatively charged and is thus pulled into the pores of the paint. Only PTFE formulated in an anionic aqueous solution can seal paint. Other forms of PTFE will have no effect. PPS has developed a polish system that uses high quality, durable acrylic elements. To allow this to happen a special patented surface preparation is part of the system. In the preparation solution a cationic (positive) surfactant is used to purge the pores of

the surface to be treated, and magnetically charge the surface in a positive polarity. They are pulled into the pores magnetically and held there while all of the protective chemicals have cross linked, fused and cured, locking the PTFE into the paint and preventing drifting, fading and degradation of the paint for years to come. Solar heat will expand the PTFE molecules to give even further protection. A Teflon Finish applied by Ron comes with a five year shine guarantee All work will be supervised or performed By Master Detailer Ron Mann is satisfaction guaranteed. See a Detailed price list of our detailing services in this issue of the Delta Optimist. For all of your Automotive needs see the professionals at South Delta Motors located at 5646–12th avenue in Tsawwawssen. 604-943-1158 www.southdeltamotors.com www.fivestarshine.ca

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spa treatments. Dannhauer says a few other things have changed over the years as well. In the beginning, she says, the spa was geared towards pampering. “Now we’ve become a little bit more ingredient oriented with anti-aging.” The full-service spa offers everything from facials, manicures, pedicures and hair removal to massages, eyelash extensions, microdemabrasion and LED photo rejuvenation, the latter two heralded to reduce the signs of aging. Spa Time also offers many services specially designed for men, an area that has seen an increase over the years. Dannhauer says she always keeps an ear to the ground for new developments in the industry. She is also part of the board of directors of a new non-profit organization, officially launching in the new year, aimed at raising the standards of the industry. She says the group is partnering with Consumer Protection B.C. and the

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A14 The Delta Optimist December 14, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

to all our supporters

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This year $700,000 was donated by the Auxiliary for the purchase of digital mammorgraphy equipment. In addition the Auxiliary also donated $62,000 for Residential Care (Mountain View Manor) and $65,000 for new and updated equipment.

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A sincere thank you! Your continued support has enabled us to provide not only care and comfort for our Delta Hospital patients but also updated and modern equipment. The Auxiliary is always looking for new volunteers to assist in our many activities. Volunteer application forms are available for those interested. Call 604-946-1121 Ext. 783212

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Delta Hospice Society executive director Nancy Macey (middle) accepted a $3,500 donation last week from Ladner Village Market co-ordinators Bill and Tracey McKnight (left) and Marv and Lynn Fraser. Tracey McKnight said the popular annual event, which runs on alternating Sundays during the summer, is a “self-sufficient market” that has been able to make a donation back to the community “for many years.” Last year the market donated $5,000 to Delta Hospice, she noted.

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Open Space Yoga owner Michael Rudd (second from left) once again organized and hosted a shopping day to benefit Delta Hospice. Open Space Yoga. “It is an inspiring way to start the holiday season, knowing that the funds will directly help one or several families in need. People were coming through the doors well past the time we were going to close things down, which demonstrated the significance of the charity and the interest in the items the retailers were providing.” “It is a blessing to have so much interest in this fundraiser,” said Delta Hospice executive director Nancy Macey. “Michael tirelessly dedicates himself throughout the year to raising awareness as well as funds for hospice and we are truly grateful to have

such an amazing advocate. “(We’re also thankful to) the other retailers and supporters that ventured out that day to Open Space.” 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. The centre offers information, resources, individual and family counselling, and complementary therapies for those experiencing the diagnosis of serious illness, loss and grief. For more information about any of these services, call 604948-0660.

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So many people in the community came out in support of the Open Space Yoga Shopping Day last month it raised $4,400 for the Delta Hospice Society. This year many people decided to start their Christmas shopping at the Nov. 19 event since it offered a variety of retailers and some very unique items. Gifts were available from Open Space’s collection of yoga wear and accessories, the Run Inn, Sonja Picard Jewelry, the Upstart Crow, Buttercups Children’s Boutique, The Portal, Dinner Bay Designs and Potters for Hospice. The Urban Rack Clothing Company chose to support the fundraiser with a large monetary gift, while most retailers donated 15 per cent of their day’s sales. Delta Potters were the exception, donating 100 per cent of their sales. Bombay Joes, a new local restaurant, donated 15 per cent of the proceeds from lunch boxes at the studio as well as the evening’s eat-in and take-out orders. “We are so pleased to be able to raise money for hospice,” said Michael Rudd, organizer and owner of

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acquaintances might tell you they have “other things to do” at this time of year. I find this curious. I, too, have “other things to do” at this time of year — and at every time of year, for that matter. I have to sort the recycling, for one thing. And make the bed. And blowdry my hair. In spite of that, I still find time to pick up the prettiest cards of the season, and get them in the mail. I do this, not because I’m obliged to, or because my friends would defriend me if I didn’t. I do this because what goes around comes around — or used to, anyway. “Oh no,” said my sister the other day when I asked her if she still sends Christmas cards. “I have other things to do.” “Like what?” I asked. “Besides Christmas baking?” “Oh,” she said. “I no longer have time to do Christmas baking, either. Just too many other things


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Church group headed to Jamaica to help Youth from Ladner Christian Fellowship holding fundraiser this Saturday in preparation for trip next March There will be a Christmas bake sale and coffee house fundraiser on Saturday to support a Ladner church’s youth group missions trip to Jamaica next year. The 13-person group from Ladner Christian Fellowship plans to head to a small community called Cave Valley for about a week in late March, said Gabriel Torrealba, pastor of youth ministries at the church. Dan and Jen Rennert, along with their oldest daughter, plan to join their church’s youth group for the trip. The family spent a year on a missions trip in Jamaica in 2009/10. “They’re familiar with the country and the need there,” said Torrealba. “As a youth ministry we wanted to take a short-term missions trip somewhere, so it

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Dan and Jen Rennert will join a youth group from their church for a missions trip to Jamaica next spring. made sense to go there.” The group plans to help at Cave Valley schools,

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Come Worship Together as a Family & Celebrate the Birth of our Saviour Sacred Heart Parish celebrates with you, your families and our neighbouring faith communities the Good News of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Christmas Eve Mass Schedule 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 11:30 pm

Children’s Choir Folk Choir Young Adult Choir Mixed Voice Choir

Christmas Day

9:00 am Folk Music 11:00 am Organ Music A Blessed and Happy Christmas to the Community from Sacred Heart Parish 3900 Arthur Drive, Ladner 604-946-4522

Welcomes You

Ladner Christian Fellowship

Services for Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 24th 6:30 pm Please join us for a Christmas Eve Drama & Carols "One Promising Night"

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You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating the birth of Christ. St. David’s Anglican Church

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Sun. 18th December 8 am Holy Communion (BCP) 10 am Holy Communion and Christmas Pageant Sat. 24th December - Christmas Eve 4 pm Christmas Pageant 7 pm Candlelit Festive Eucharist 11 pm Candlelit Midnight Mass

Sunday, December 25

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 6:00 pm

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!Go Green Delta Book & Film Club: Please join us on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library for discussion of David Suzuki’s Green Guide, and learn about the library resources we will be examining in 2012. !Do you love to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Then come to the Ladner Pioneer Library for a fun night of gaming and free pizza on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, please visit or call the library, 604946-6215.

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Occupation: Student What is the activity? Participating in the BRONZE STAR aquatic course. Where and when does this happen? Ladner Leisure Centre Monday nights. How often do you participate? Once a week. How long have you been involved? This is my first lifesaving course but I have completed lessons up to Swim Kids 9. Why did you get involved with this activity? I would like to become a lifeguard in the future. What do you like best about this activity: I like the distance swim because it is fun! How does it benefit your life? CPR is a very good skill to have! This experience will be good on my resume. What other things you do to keep active? I play soccer. Did you know that recreation, parks, sports and arts/culture are significant employment generators, providing many job opportunities? The Junior Lifeguard Club is another program available for youth (must be 10 years of age) to begin working on fitness skills, lifesaving skills and lifeguarding knowledge. Delta offers the full range from introductory to advanced aquatic leadership courses, and is committed to the development of excellence in aquatic leaders.

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For more information on these and other programs, visit the facility nearest you, check online at www. deltarec.ca or call Parks, Recreation & Culture at (604) 952-3000.

!DIGIVATIONS is a NASA award-winning December children’s camp at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre on Dec. 19-22. Register online for half days (9am-12pm) or full days(9am-4pm) at www. deltarec.ca. (under Seasonal Specials). Explore, have fun and learn about rockets, LEGO WeDo and MINDSTORMS robots along with Earth and space eco-systems. 10 per cent of fees will be contributed to the Delta Hospital Foundation and KidSport Delta either in cash or inkind product donation. Call Dr’s. Steven and Anne Berman at 604-628-9825 or Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture at 604-952-3000. !The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild invites you to attend our meeting on

Tuesday, Dec. 20. Join us for this month’s gettogether and our members’ brilliant Show&Tell. We meet at the Sacred Heart Gym, 3900 Arthur Drive in Ladner. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and our meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. Guests are always welcome for a $5 entrance fee. For more information: www.boundarybayquiltersguild.ca or call 604-948-0692. !The Parent-Child Mother Goose program begins again at your local library. Fridays, Jan. 13 - March 13, 10 a.m. at Tsawwassen Library, 1321A-56th St., and 12:30 p.m. at Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St. Call to register at 604943-2271 (Tsawwassen) or 604-946-6215 (Ladner). !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. If you can give a few hours a week, we need you! Please call the auxiliary office at 604-9461121 local 783212 for more information.

Shift into winter. Check weather and road conditions before driving in winter weather and give yourself more travel time. Check current road conditions at www.drivebc.ca. For winter driving tips visit www.mainroad.ca Report road hazards to our 24 Hour hotline: 604.271.0337

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!Come to the Tsawwassen Library and help Mrs. Claus and the animals in the North Pole wake up Santa. You won’t want to miss this charming theatre experience offered by the Tsawwassen Library puppeteers on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

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December 14, 2011 The Delta Optimist A27 Coming Events

Fund Raisers !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. !New Year’s Eve with The Blue Meenies! Ladner Community Centre - doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $35 each - includes a midnight lunch. Call 604946-6599 for tickets. All proceeds go to DSS Dry Grad 2012. Special Events !A Christmas gathering to celebrate the holiday season with Delta- Richmond East

!Celebrate 130 years in Ladner. Carols and lessons of Christmas on Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Dr., Ladner. Call 604-946-8413. !There will be a free community dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Dr., Ladner.

Arts !Festive Open Stage, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre (1172-56th St.). The first half of the evening will be a regular Open Stage. The last half will be a festive sing-along (song sheets provided) with Patti McGregor on keyboard accompanying the audience which magically

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becomes the choir. The general public is invited to attend. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Admission is $4. This is sponsored by the Delta Arts Council and the Corporation of Delta. !South Delta Artists Guild new show “Big and Small” just in time for gift giving. The treasure of a local artists fine art work or give yourself the gift of an art course. Check out the workshop board for art classes for all levels and open to non-members all levels taught for very affordable prices. The guild also has a Monday morning life drawing class with a live model in attendance. Call to inquire or ask while you’re there. The gallery is open Thursday/Fri/Sat/Sun from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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).

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!A New Year’s Eve Gala, Top Hats & Tiaras will be held Saturday, Dec. 31 at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 515547th Ave., Ladner. Cash bar: 5 p.m. Buffet by Velma: 6 to 7 p.m. Dance to Sincerely Yours: 7 to 10 p.m. Members: $25, nonmembers: $30. Celebrate the New Year at 9 p.m. Call 604-946-1411 for more information.

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A28 The Delta Optimist December 14, 2011

Draw a picture of your favourite Christmas scene, colour it, then enter our

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Winning entries will be published in the Friday, December 23rd Christmas Greetings Section.

Mail or drop your finished entries at:

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Photos that made up the Delta Self Portrait exhibit at Delta Museum are still available to order. Prints can be picked up on Dec. 17 in time for Christmas. Museum curator Jordana Kerry is shown wrapping another print.

Donate blood, food at Ladner clinic

Do two good deeds at once by donating a nonperishable food item when donating blood at a Ladner blood donor clinic this holiday season. In December, Canadian Blood Services will need 9,750 blood donors to give blood at clinics across the province and Food Banks British Columbia will need enough food to feed 70,000 people. “The needs of both the blood bank and the food bank are great,” says Ed Yee, director of donor and clinic services for the B.C. & Yukon region of Canadian Blood Services. “But by rallying together, British Columbians can help fill up both of these banks at blood donor clinics across the province this December.” Bleed & Feed food collection boxes will be at the front reception desk at all B.C. blood donor clinics in December. Food collected at each clinic will go to that community’s local food

bank. In Ladner, food collected will be donated to the South Delta Food Bank. “We’re thrilled that Canadian Blood Services is partnering with us for a second year in a row,” says Don Armstrong, president of Food Banks British Columbia. “By acting as a food drop-off location, they’re making it very simple for British Columbians to do two good deeds at once — bleed and feed!” Blood is not only needed for trauma victims over the holiday season, but for patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments, cardiac surgeries and organ transplants. Canadian Blood Services’ Ladner blood donor clinic takes place at the Ladner Community Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. Donors can book appointments to give blood in one of two ways — by calling 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or by booking online at blood.ca.

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A32 The Delta Optimist December 14, 2011 Feedback

Fraser Health isn’t giving up when it comes to the idea of pay parking at Delta Hospital. A study regarding demand at the hospital and the municipality’s concern about overflow in nearby areas is expected

to be presented to Delta council next spring. Civic politicians gave already approved a bylaw banning pay parking at the hospital. The Optimist asked:

What do you think about hospital pay parking?

Kim Wasilina I don’t think you should pay for parking [at the hospital]. Medical costs enough. What if they’re there for quite a few hours? It’s costly.

Jackie Singh I think we should not have to pay for it because we’re already going to see a sick person there ... . Leave it the way it is.

Justin MacKenzie I don’t think people should have to pay. If you’re in an emergency and have to go to the hospital, you need to get in there, you need to park, what if you don’t have change on you to pay?

You can have your say on this issue by taking part in our web poll at www. delta-optimist.com

Paolo Pontini I think it’s definitely inconvenient for any visitors that are there to visit their families. I know in Vancouver it’s terrible, having to go to the hospital and paying anywhere from $6 to $9 an hour ...

Dan Barnetson [It’s] not appropriate for this location.

Last week we asked you:

What gets you into the spirit of the season? • 54.55 per cent said Christmas movies. • 18.18 per cent said snowy weather.

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Canadians split with Okanagan

The Greater Vancouver Canadians at least didn’t have to wait long to avenge one of their most lopsided home ice losses in franchise history. Following an 8-1 thrashing by the Okanagan Rockets on Saturday at the Ladner Leisure Centre, the Canadians regrouped for a 3-1 triumph 24 hours later to salvage a split of the weekend series and pull into a tie for third spot in the B.C.Major Midget Hockey League standings. The Kelowna-based visitors stunned Greater Vancouver by scoring three unanswered goals in the second period to chase starting goaltender Chris Tai, then added three more in the final period to complete the game one rout. The Canadians were in penalty trouble for much of the contest and their shorthanded unit was burned for five power play goals. The Rockets set the tone by scoring twice before the game was even 90 seconds old. Trevor Lima had the only Greater Vancouver tally with an unassisted effort. The rematch proved to be a match different story as the hosts tightened up and nursed Alec Dawydiak’s first period goal into the final 20 minutes when Andrew Klukas doubled the lead. The Rockets pulled within one with eight minutes remaining but Matthew Ho’s empty net goal sealed the victory. The Canadians head to Nanaimo this weekend to face the North Island Silvertips in their final regular season action of 2011. They then prepare to head across the Rockies to participate in the prestigous Macs Midget Tournament in Calgary where they will open play on Boxing Day.

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Greater Vancouver Canadians goaltender Chris Tai denies Okanagan Rockets Brett Mennear on this chance but couldn’t stop them all in an 8-1 loss to the visiting Kelowna team in B.C. Major Midget Hockey League action last Saturday in Ladner.

Islanders promote assistant to fill vacancy Junior “A” lacrosse club names Shaun Springett new head coach as GM says more off floor moves are coming MARK BOOTH

The Delta Islanders have hired a new head coach in what is the first of a number of off-season moves according to their general manager. The B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse League club has appointed assistant Shaun Springett as head coach for the 2012 campaign. The former National Lacrosse League and Western Lacrosse Association standout is the team’s fourth bench boss in less than two years but the move is hardly considered a surprise. Dave Pirog took over the coaching reigns last May when Jack Watson’s time behind the Delta bench came to an abrupt end just three weeks into the season. Pirog made it clear, however, he would only be a temporary replacement and newly appointment GM Jamie Scott was on the lookout for another candidate. That search essentially ended a month later when Springett was

added as an assistant coach. “The agreement at the time was for Shaun to join our staff with the idea of him eventually becoming our head coach,” explained Scott. “He was a very sought after coach who had the interest of other junior ‘A’ teams as well as WLA clubs.” Springett is noted as a defensive specialist and served in such as rule with the New West Junior “A” Salmonbellies and the WLA Langley Thunder. It’s an area Scott believes the Islanders need the most work after advancing to the semi-finals last summer before being bounced in four games by New West. “That’s where his expertise is,” continued Scott. “Shaun has an extensive knowledge of the game from his many years of playing and coaching. We believe his success as a player and a coach in the past will help in our quest for a Minto Cup national title.” The rest of the Islanders coaching staff is expected to be finalized in the next couple

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of weeks and Scott suggests there will be more appointments coming in the new year. “This is about taking the necessary steps towards becoming an elite five-year Minto Cup contending program,” he said. “We need to start first by building a foundation and we hope to be doing that with some big announcements in the very near future.” Scott insists all the potential moves will be “off the floor” and there is no plan to go into a rebuilding mode which means thirdyear standouts Logan Schuss and Mike Mallory are not going anywhere. Delta is expected to be one of the top offensive teams in the league, ledy by Schuss and Mallory joined by Boxla bits... • After a one year hiatus, the midget draft will return Jan. 29 and will be only designated for graduating midget age players from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. The draft was introduced several years ago to help provide

more parity by preventing non-affiliated intermediate players from always signing with the top teams. The Islanders have benefitted greatly with past picks including Mike Mallory (Ridge Meadows) and Eli McLaughlin (Surrey). B.C. Lacrosse decided to shelf the draft last year after receiving too many compliants from junior teams in the Interior and Northern B.C. who were losing potential players. Delta’s top pick in 2010 was Kamloops native Mike Henry who is expected to join the team this season. • The Islanders will begin training soon after the draft out of Sportstown in Richmond with as many as 60 players receiving invites. The club’s biggest offseason concern is finding a number one goaltender to replace Blake Duncan. • Dave Pirog wasted little time in finding a new team, joining the staff of the intermediate “A” Richmond Roadrunners where he is reunited with former Islander GM and head coach Greg Rennie.

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Minor hockey players get thrill of a lifetime at Rogers Arena South Delta Minor Hockey’s H3 Firehawks enjoyed a great start to their season by getting an opportunity to skate on the same ice as their NHL heroes in front of thousands of fans. The Firehawks were one of 20 lucky teams to be randomly chosen by the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey to experience what it is like to play in an NHL arena. The local squad took to the ice during the first intermission of the Canucks game against the Nashville Predators on Dec. 1 at Rogers Arena. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for these young hockey players and they did not disappoint, entertaining the sold out crowd with a tightly fought game that ended in a 1-1 tie.

Congratulations Firehawks on putting on a great show. The team includes: Logan Lechner, Ryan Carleton, Tyler Allan, Kai Clayton, Kylan Husband, Joel Epplette, Michael Norcott, Tyson Sandulak, Ekhtiar Nijjar, Gavin Wood, Ray Stevens, Jeremy Chamberlain, Carson Lee, Justin Wagner, Kit Fredeman and Reese Tamboline. The Firehawks are coached by Todd Allan, Wayne Carleton, Bill Husband, Jonn Epplette and Michael Norcott. The team manager is Matt Clayton. The club thanks the Vancouver Canucks, the Canucks Centre for BC Hockey and Intact Insurance for making this all possible. Also a special thanks to Joel Chamberlain for officiating the game.

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South Delta C2 team skated to a wild 14-8 win over Semiahmoo in Fraser Valley West Midget Hockey League action at the Ladner Leisure Centre on Dec. 4. The visitors played without a goaltender. The C2s currently sit at 2-2-2 in league play.

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The Delta Optimist December 14, 2011 INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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This position administers components of the Health and Social Services Program according to the legislation and regulations of the Tsawwassen First Nation. Reports to the Manager of Health & Social Services.

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Dogs

(778) 960-7529 fun@playfurpaws.ca www.playfurpaws.ca ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $399+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD (Aussies) puppies. Little Teddy Bears full of love & devotion. Vet ✔ & shots. 778-549-4037

4060

Metaphysical

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We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Pet Services

Call 1-866-690-3328

7010

604-657-9422

Further your career by becoming part of our future

For complete position information or to apply, visit our careers website at envisionyourfuture.ca. Online applications must be submitted by December 30, 2011.

Financial Services

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ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies Champion breed, high quality, beautiful colours, 604-513-0092

Personal Insurance Broker, Ladner Providing top-quality professional insurance services to your clients, you will promote insurance products such as Autoplan, homeowners, rental, travel, mobile homes and other products. In addition to actively soliciting referrals to commercial lines, wealth management and credit union sales staff, you will process new policies and midterm changes to existing policies, facilitate your clients’ claims process and assist in collecting overdue premiums.

5035

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Sales, Repair and Tuning

Appliances

Dogs

Daycare Centres

PIANO TUNING Natural Wood Canadian Pianos Reconditioned from $1200 Rentals from $500/yr Moving Included

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3508

A37

Money to Loan

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LAB X Retriever-14 Weeks 2 black males $250 Call: (604) 794-3295. No Sunday calls please

5075 5035

CHOC LAB puppies, vet checked, reg parents, ready to go. $550. 1-604-701-1587

Financial Services

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Mortgages

Bank On Us!

Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

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6020-02

Abbotsford

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $479,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

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6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Surrey

9474 149A St., Surrey. IMMACULATE 3 BR + DEN, 2.5 bath in fabulous family area. $549,900. 604-583-8895 www.dreamhome9474.ca

3BDRM/3.5BTH 18556-64B Ave Surrey, B.C. Clover Valley Stn! Move in ready 2 storey w/bsmt− shows a 10 ! MLS F1126725 for info −super area − Open Sunday Dec11 from 1−3 $489,900 Sherry Misyk Prudential (604) 533−3231

6035

Mobile Homes

6505

Apartments & Condos

1BDRM/1BTH 1 brdm in Ladner Pointe 1 bdrm in Ladner Pointe complex. super clean unit, new carpet, in suite laundry, deck, heat/hyrdo included, underground parking spot. Available immediately or Jan 1, no pets, no smoking. No Pets $900 Monthly Call: (604) 789-6064 or email: aspear@hotmail.ca.

1BD Near Surrey Gateway Skytrain. Newer quiet prof. mnged bldg 5 appls (insuite Lndry) secure und− grnd prkg, lckr. $750 No dogs, Non smokers. John @ 604−657−1640

6508

Apt/Condos

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.

DELTA WEST

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

CALL 604 946-1094

LANGLEY 2 BR mobile completely remodelled air conditioning, storage, large decks. Seniors 50+ . $49,500. 604-534-2997

6535

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Duplexes - Rent

6540

5 BR,2 down, 4 appl, back yard, W. Ladner, carport np, ns, Feb 1, $1650 obo 604-946-7824 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

6565

Office/Retail Rent

OFFICE/STORAGE/WAREHOUSE Ladner 200-2500 sf 604-240-9340 lancemcc@telus.net

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

For more information call Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 www.centurygroup.ca

International Students for Winter Short Term and Regular Programs

Host families are needed for International students studying in Delta School District starting in January 2012. Students are in grades 5 to 11 and come from a variety of countries for short terms of one month up to a full year. Families with children/teenagers preferred. Homestay fees are $800 per student per month. Double placements are also needed. For more information contact:

Teri Gallant 604-952-5399 • tgallant@GoDelta.ca

Apt/Condos

SMALL OFFICE 280 sf space Ladner Village, secure, clean, ug prkg, $500 immed.

604-841-4662

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

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. Call 778-846-5275

6595-25

TSAWWASSEN

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

Tsawwassen Terrace

1 BR Ladner, $700 incls utils & cable, no laundry, np ns, avail now, Pam 604-946-2539

Kerry Court

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

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

Greensview/Shawnigan

2 bedroom suites available. Greensview inc d/w and garburetor, Shawnigan has in-suite storage. Buildings are located on bus route and within walking distance of shopping centre. For more info please call 604-943-0002

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

LADNER 2 Br ste, gas fp for 1 quiet person, ns/np, $700+$160 utils, shard w/d, 604-830-5160 TSAW, 2 bdrm g/l, updated spac bsmt ste, french doors overlooking priv. patio/garden, wood flrs, inste w/d, n/s, n/p, $1100 incl utils, refs req’d, Jan 15, 604-790-8670

8075 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition

New windshield, no accidents, air conditioning,tinted windows, sun roof, 4 door hatchback, red with tan leather & suede seats, AM/FM radio with CD and tape player, power windows & locks. Currently on new Pirelli winter tires, also comes with a set of Michelin all-seasons on polished aluminum wheels, new/unused snow chains. Excellent condition, kept on regular maintenance schedule, very clean, runs great, cheap on gas. $4500.

9135

Parts & Accessories

SNOW TIRES, 4 Toyo Observe Garit KX H rated. P225/55R17 97H. Almost new. & unused cable chains. $500 obo. 604-943-7255

9145

LADNER

9125

Domestic

www.centuryrentals.ca

8130

Electrical

E VANSON LECTRIC

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

Handyperson

604-948-5296

NEED A HAND?

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

Lic. #26765 • South Delta based

604-657-7957

604-649-0502 (cell)

PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance

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

Lawn & Garden

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

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

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

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

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*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

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9160

E

Sports & Imports

1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $10,500, 604-728-7947 2009 NISSAN Versa SL, 1 owner, 43,500 kms, gray, loaded, 4 dr h/b $11,995. 604-987-5243

ACROSS

8055

Cleaning

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

8058

Computer Services

Harbourside

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

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

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

Drywall

8080

8160

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

Scrap Car Removal

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

Evergreen Lane

1 and 2 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

8087

Drainage

Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

AVAIL NOW, partially furn, sep bldg @ shared house, acreage, E. Ladner $575, 604-940-4595

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

8073

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER video inspections & jack hammer Call Tobias 604.782.4322

604-615-8403

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.

Tsawwassen & Ladner Families Needed to Host

Domestic

Houses - Rent

★Tsawwassen Securities # 202 –1624 56th street 786 sq ft. - 2nd Floor Office

Homestay

9125

3 BR duplex, Ladner, f/p, share w/d, sm pet ok, ns, Jan 1, $1400 + utils. 604-996-3508

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

HOMESTAY OPPORTUNITY

6508

6515

2006 LINCOLN Signature Series, MINT, 57k kms, loaded. $18,000. 604-535-8101 or 778-552-7388 2001 Chrysler Sebring Automatic 84,000 kms Excellent condition inside and out. Retired lady driven. $2,900 Call: (604) 987-3697

Delta PC Service & Consulting

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

Call 778-882-4128

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47. Indian frocks 49. SE Indonesian island 50. The winged goddess of the dawn 53. Exchange of goods 54. Bird in a pear tree 56. A contest in which the winner is undecided 58. Tidal bore 59. Petite 60. Freshwater duck genus 61. A nasty smile

24. Double-reed instrument 25. Sole genus 27. “Dynasty” actress Linda 28. Said of a maneuverable vessel 29. Macaws 30. Seamen 31. A women’s undergarment 33. Cost Information Report 35. Trims 36. River rising in NE Turkey 37. Soap blocks 39. Overnight case 40. Derisive literary works 42. Simply 43. 5th wheels 44. A furry animal skin 47. Burning of the Hindu widow 48. Actor Ladd

49. Bay Area Transit Authority 50. The boundary of a surface 51. A brutish giant 52. One who divines the future 53. Very fast airplane 54. Frying vessel 55. 007’s creator 57. 1/1000 of an ampere

1. Leavened rum cakes 6. Stepped on 10. Arab outer garments 14. Positive pole 15. Sharpening stone 17. Atomic #38 19. Omnivorous mammal of C and S Am. 20. Records electrical brain currents 21. Without (French) 22. Mother’s sisters 23. An open skin infection 24. Long mucilaginous green pods 25. Past tense of 23 across

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1. The supporting part 2. Poker stake 3. Tennis player Bjorn 4. Rapid bustling movement 5. Centripetal 6. Wound around something 7. Sumac genus 8. Original Equipment Manufacturer 9. Alcohol withdrawal symptom 10. Unkeyed 11. Small water travel vessel 12. Family Formicidae 13. 3rd largest whale 16. Scamper 18. Container counterweight 22. (Largest) Peoples of Ghana 23. Unit of loudness


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Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

8180

Home Services

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

A-1

PAINT CO. Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing

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8185

Moving & Storage

8185

Moving & Storage

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2 locations: LADNER

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

8220

Plumbing

PLUMBING & HEATING NO JOB TOO SMALL NO OVERTIME BEST RATES Call Today for Your Free Quote

604-889-6409

POINT ROBERTS

Power Washing

Pressure Washing

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

Power Washing

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

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

8250

8255

Roofing

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

Seniors Discount

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

AL’S CERAMIC TILE

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

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

CASCADIA PAINTING

Renos/Home Maintenance

WCB & Liability Insured www.CascadiaPainting.ca

604-943-4024 604-612-3329 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

RIGHTWAY Home Services Renovation(Interior/Exterior)/Basement/ Bathroom/Kitchen/Call 604-782-0992

Complete Renovation Services over 25 yrs exp. Call Lance @ 604-240-9340

Rubbish Removal

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

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

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

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

604-649-9600

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DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345 www.jjroofing.ca

Tiling

LARRY’S CLEAN-UP

Over 25 years serving South Delta

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

8309

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

Tile and natural stone, over 25 yrs exp. Call Lance @ 604-240-9340

8315

Tree Services

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

8320

TV/Home Theatre

MOTOROLA Dual Tuner DVR HD For Sale 604-946-2292 $100

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

GUTTERS

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604.786.7145

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Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

PLUMBERS

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

8225

8225

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

Painting

Low rates, 100% guar. Free est.

Landscape PLUS

“1 CALL IS ALL”

8195

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