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Rabbits to be relocated Civic politicians approve plan to capture, sterilize and move bunnies to Harbour Park BY


The Corporation of Delta has come up with a plan to deal with the rabbit problem around municipal hall and the Ladner Leisure Centre. Delta council approved a plan Monday night that will see the rabbits captured, sterilized, tagged and then released at Ladner Harbour Park. Ken Kuntz, Delta’s director of parks, recreation and culture, told civic politicians the colony at the civic precinct has grown to more than 500, a total he called a conservative estimate. “We believe it’s time for action,” he said. Kuntz said the ever-growing rabbit population, which was estimated at around 200 in 2010, is posing several public health issues. The rabbits burrow, leaving holes that can pose a risk of injury to adults and children coming to use the many amenities in the precinct. As well, he said, many youngsters are drawn to chasing the cute, furry creatures, which is risky with so much traffic in the area. “Some kid’s going to get run over by a car chasing these rabbits,” he said. As well, the animals are creating public health concerns as droppings end up all over the precinct and get tracked into many buildings, including the hospital, hospice, leisure centre and the sport development centre. And food left over from people coming to feed the rabbits has also increased the number of rodents in the area. The feral rabbits are proving to be a costly problem. Kuntz said the municipality See RABBITS page 3


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Allegations of sexism in the Delta Police Department have prompted Chief Jim Cessford to order a review into the way officers were selected to help Vancouver police quell the Stanley Cup riot. Cessford says he ordered a formal review in mid-November after receiving a complaint from the Delta Police Association. “The minute I got that letter I called for a Police Act investigation,” Cessford said Friday. “We are Jim Cessford doing a Formal review review on ordered it to find out why we didn’t send more female police officers.” Cessford said he first became aware of gender-bias complaints the night of the riot on June 15. After the Vancouver Canucks lost the final game to the Boston Bruins, hockey fans — many of them emboldened by alcohol — went on a rampage, setting cars on fire and looting stores. The Vancouver Police Department sought help from other police departments around the region to help it deal with the mayhem. Scores of people were injured that night and over 100 people were arrested. PHOTO BY


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Southlands input on hold for now

Public meetings not likely until spring as civic committees and departments review Century’s application public information meethe noted, saying an BY SANDOR GYARMATI Timeline for Southlands application ings were to then take place updated report will

It looks like the Century Group’s application for the Southlands won’t be open for public input until the spring. Last fall, company president Sean Hodgins formally submitted an application to amend the Official Community Plan for the 500-plus-acre property. It marked the latest chapter in the long, ongoing saga of the contentious site,

before a report is sent to Delta council recommending whether or not to send the application to a public hearing phase. Even if it gets the OK in Delta, approval is also required by Metro Vancouver. Noting newly appointed advisory committees haven’t had a chance to meet to go over the application, community planning director Tom Leathem said dates haven’t been set as of



The public will soon get an opportunity to have its say on the Century Group’s vision for the Southlands. which is zoned agricultural and designated as such in the OCP and Tsawwassen Area Plan, but is not in the Agricultural Land Reserve. If the OCP amendment were eventually approved, a rezoning and development application would follow. When the OCP application was submitted, a lengthy process was outlined that included sending the proposal to various committees, civic departments and external agencies, including Metro Vancouver. A series of

yet for the public information meetings. “There’s a few things underway that we need to complete first before there’s something meaningful to present to the public. We did circulate the application but the committees aren’t really up and running yet, so we got to get the application in front of some of those critical committees, like the agricultural committee,” said Leathem. Metro Vancouver has also been sent the application for preliminary comments,

RABBITS from page 1 has given up trying to replace all the plants destroyed by the rabbits. The hospice has lost $70,000 worth of landscaping to the animals and in 2010 Delta Hospice executive director Nancy Macey said that some of the rabbits had begun burrowing into the foundations of the hospice buildings, which required $20,000 to refit and prevent the critters from causing any further

damage. Delta Community Animal Shelter manager Sarah Lowe said the goal of the program is to humanely capture between 20 and 25 rabbits per week for about five months. Local veterinary clinics are supportive of the program, she said, and have offered to spay and neuter the rabbits at a reduced cost. Once sterilized, the rab-

SEXISM from page 1 Of the roughly 50 Delta police officers that were sent downtown, two were female. Cessford noted that a

senior female officer was in charge of selecting officers for riot duty. “She created the teams,” he said.

also be written for council. “I’d like to get that report to council by early March at the latest. We’ll have some initial feedback at that point. By then we’ll have some dates picked out for the public information meetings.” Hodgins wants to build 950 housing units and hand over 80 per cent of the site to the municipality, most of it for urban agriculture. The application is a scaled-back version of a much larger development vision, which would have seen over 1,900 housing units. An earlier OCP application for the larger development plan was handed back to him without being considered because the municipality was about to embark on updating the The long process for the Official Community Plan amendment application for the Southlands has been outTsawwassen Area lined for Delta residents. The process began last fall with the application being received and forwarded to Plan. several committees, departments, external agencies and the Delta Farmers’ Institute. Starting this year, the Last year a public next step includes public information meetings. hearing was held on Delta council’s handed over to Delta is important link between the come forward with a new proposal to apply to have managed to its full potenagricultural activities on the development scheme. the land placed back in land and everyday life in According to the applica- tial, “Southlands can repthe ALR, but that hearing Tsawwassen.” tion, “The Southlands plans resent a form of farming ended after the community’s are a unique concept of of an earlier era in Delta, The group Southlands the deep division on the recom- urban settlement integrated when farming was more Facts, however, claims that mendation was apparent. connected to the commuwithout a specific developwith various scales of agriA closed-door summit nity and part of the local ment plan, amending the cultural activity and other at municipal hall was then culture.” OCP leaves the door open community benefits.” held, where Hodgins was The plan includes a marto the developer to build The application also given the green light to ket square that “will be an “thousands of homes.” states that if the farmland

bits will recover at the animal shelter before being relocated to Ladner Harbour Park, which was previously home to many feral rabbits. Many will also be available for adoption through the shelter at no charge. Shelter staff and volunteers will provide ongoing care and monitoring of the rabbits once relocated. Lowe said now is the time to act to get the problem under control. “If nothing is done to control the feral rabbit population, we could see the

colony veterinary costs. “If nothing is done grow After five by 20 months, staff to control the feral per cent report back rabbit population, we will every to council with could see the colony a review of the year and double program. grow by 20 per within plan cent every year and alsoTheincludes five a double within five years,” public education she said. component to years.” The Sarah Lowe discourage peofiveple from abanmonth doning rabbits, program is expected to which is considered animal cost $60,000. The price tag cruelty in the Criminal includes staffing, capturing, Code, and the introduction supplies, transportation and of a bylaw restricting the

Cessford said staffing for that night was a delicate balancing act because Delta police officers were also jointly patrolling with Surrey RCMP the intersection of Scott Road and 72nd Avenue, which had become

a gathering spot for celebrating hockey fans locally. He said other officers were on standby for duty in Vancouver but weren’t sent there because VPD didn’t ask for further help. Some of these officers, and “not

necessarily female” ones, weren’t happy about it. “The expectation was that they were going to be deployed but they weren’t,” he said. Cessford said he doesn’t want to pre-judge the find-

sale of unsterilized rabbits in pet stores. The problem is not unique to Delta. Communities across B.C. have dealt with their feral rabbit populations in various ways, from trapping and sterilizing to culling. The City of Richmond brought in a ban on the sale of the animals in pet stores to help deal with its significant rabbit problem. Kuntz said staff felt the plan was the most humane way to deal with the problem. ings of the review aimed at determining whether there was gender-bias in the selection process, although he offered this comment: “If they made a distinction that night, I would be concerned about that.”

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TFN hosts public meeting on mall plans

Proposed developments total 1.8 million square feet BY


A public information meeting will be held tonight for South Deltans to learn more about the proposed mall developments at the Tsawwassen First Nation. The meeting at the TFN Recreation Centre (1929 Tsawwassen Dr.) will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. On Jan. 16, another meeting at the recreation centre will be held for TFN members only. The First Nation members are to vote on the proposed mall developments Jan. 18. The TFN announced last spring it had entered into a memorandum of agreement to build 1.8 million square feet of shopping and office space off Highway 17 at 52nd Street. Deals were reached with Ivanhoe Cambridge and the Property Development Group to develop the site. What members will vote on is the development of up to 180 acres with leases running for 99 years. Ivanhoe Cambridge’s project would comprise 1.2 million square feet

as a destination retail and entertainment centre. Named Tsawwassen Mills, it would follow the model of CrossIron Mills, north of Calgary, which opened in 2010, and Vaughan Mills, north of Toronto, which opened in 2004.

“Many would go out of their way to experience shopping at this project.”

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CrossIron Mills has over 200 stores, including Winners, H&M and Sport Chek, as well as movie theatres and restaurants. Vaughan Mills is similar with many of the same stores and eateries. Property Development Group is proposing to develop an outdoor retail space and mixed use. The company has been involved in a number of mall developments in Canada, the U.S. and overseas. Some of its projects in the Lower Mainland include City Square in Vancouver, Eaton Centre at Metrotown and

Station Square in Burnaby. TFN Chief Kim Baird, who was interviewed on the Bill Good Show on CKNW Monday morning, said the anchor stores for the mall developments are still being worked out. Baird said there have been mixed reviews about the proposal. Many are keen for the addition while others have concerns about the change to the region, she said. When asked about the customer base the malls would attract, she noted CrossIron Mills is in a more remote location than Tsawwassen, yet that mall has been highly successful. “We expect we would draw a lot of traffic from the Lower Mainland, (and) ferry traffic, but it would also be destination shopping as well. Many would go out of their way to experience shopping at this project,” Baird explained. The chief noted the feasibility of the projects has been “studied quite intensely” by the developers before an agreement was signed with her First Nation. She also said retailers should

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facing the sea. Well, I think by the time they’re finished there nobody’s going to be getting a chance to look at the sea from Highway 17 because you’ll be looking at the side of big box stores and container storage.” Asked about the TFN’s right to develop its land, Paton said he blames the federal and provincial government for giving up too much prime farmland to get a treaty signed.

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be able to compete with the new malls. Noting the land was previously used as farmland but removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve as part of the treaty settlement, Baird said the project could be built by 2015. She added the TFN would work with neighbouring Delta to minimize impacts. Also interviewed on CKNW was Delta Coun.

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Hockey player hailed as hero for saving kayaker

Taylor Peters pulls man from Portland’s Willamette River A South Delta hockey player is being hailed a hero both on and off the ice. Taylor Peters, a Tsawwassen native currently playing for the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks, is making headlines after saving a drowning kayaker’s life on New Year’s Day. Peters was just finishing dinner with his billet family, who live in a house boat on Portland’s Willamette River, when the family heard someone calling for help. “Sure enough, out of the darkness of the water was a voice shouting for help,” Peters wrote on his blog. Peters and the family’s adult son, who was home

for the holidays, climbed into their own kayaks and headed out in search of the person in distress. Using only the lights reflecting from other houses along the river, the pair quickly located the man, who had been kayaking with a friend when their boat capsized. He was clinging to the side of the kayak, unable to pull himself out of the freezing water. The man was able to hold onto the side of Peters’ kayak while he paddled back across the river. “After what seemed an eternity of the hardest kayaking I’d ever done, we finally broke out of the cur-

rent and reached the shore,” Peters said. “The coast guard arrived shortly after and we ended up getting a ride back across.” Williamette River Patrol Office Deputy Jason Tyrus said Peters is being hailed a hero for saving the life of the man who is in his 20s. “The river is very cold... and the current can be very strong,” Tyrus said. He said Peters and his fellow rescuer could be up for an award for bravery. On the ice two days later, Peters, who plays centre, scored the overtime winner to beat the Moose Jaw Warriors. With files from John Colebourn, The Province

Smoking ban goes into effect at regional parks but it didn’t come into effect until Jan. 1. As of New Year’s Day, there’s a general ban on smoking in all 33 regional parks and greenways, including Boundary Bay and Deas Island in Delta. Smoking is allowed only

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Mountie charged in fatal collision in Tsawwassen on trial next month BY


The Mountie charged in the 2008 crash that killed a South Delta man will go to trial next month. The trial of Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson, who is facing obstruction of justice charges, is set to begin Feb. 13 and is slated to run over eight days in New Westminster Supreme Court. Jury selection for the trial is scheduled for Feb. 6.

Robinson was involved in the Oct. 25, 2008 crash that killed Tsawwassen’s Orion Hutchinson. The 21-year-old died that night after the motorcycle he was driving collided with Robinson’s Jeep at the corner of 6th Avenue and Gilchrist Drive. The RCMP officer was off-duty at the time. Robinson’s obstruction of justice charge stems from his actions after the crash. The officer left the scene of the collision, which occurred at about 10:30 p.m., and walked

home, a short distance away. He returned 10 minutes later and advised police he had two beers at a party and two shots of vodka at home before returning to the scene. He was arrested and given two breathalyzer tests at 11:56 p.m. and 12:16 a.m. Robinson’s readings registered at .12 and .10. The legal limit is .08. The coroner’s investigation into the crash found Hutchinson also had alcohol in his system at the time of the crash.

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MURPHY’S LAW We’re trailing this guy? Every time I see those Liberal ads attacking NDP Leader Adrian Dix, I can’t help but wonder whether those on the government benches are asking themselves that very question. The ads, and the accompanying website (, are intended to scare voters away from Dix, who is being portrayed as a tax-and-spend lefty who can’t be trusted with the province’s purse strings. I think the Liberals have every right to question Dix’s credibility with regards to his backdating of a memo more than a decade ago in an effort to stave off conflict of interest charges against then premier Glen Clark. And although he wasn’t personally responsible for the NDP’s fiscal record, as Clark’s chief of staff, Dix undoubtedly had a hand in crafting policy that saw the province take a step backward during the 1990s. As with any good attack ad, the Liberals have painted the New Democrat leader in the worst possible light, holding him responsible for tax hikes, job losses and overall economic chaos during the last NDP reign. If he’s as bad as he’s purported to be, then why are Dix, and his party, on top of recent public opinion polls? OK, that’s a rhetorical question, but it does make you wonder. Despite much of the criticism being valid, the NDP’s new leader has shot past Christy Clark and the rest of the Liberals in the court of public opinion and is poised to become B.C.’s next premier. That distinct possibility is due, in part, to the short memories of some voters, but has more to do with the performance of the governing Liberals. Dix might well be everything and more his opponents claim, but the fact of the matter is he’s looked upon as the more palatable choice by voters at the present time. What does that say about Clark and her supposedly new-look Liberals? Whether those polling numbers can hold for the next 16 months is the million-dollar question. As the provincial election draws nearer, I’m sure the Liberal message — “You might not like us, but they’re worse” — will be hammered home. Clark and company will use the fragile economy as a backdrop to urge British Columbians not to take a chance on the NDP, all the while glossing over their own recent record. We’ll have to wait to find out whether such an approach will work, but on the surface it makes a lot of sense. After all, when the public isn’t buying what you’re selling, it’s time to change tactics.

Biggest hope for year ahead is politician with some guts DAN SOUTHARD

COMMUNITY COMMENT Well, 2012 is here and still no flying cars, “fountain of youth” pills or colonies on the moon. Manhattan remains a thriving burrow, not a walled-in prison facility. We’re still eating animals and produce, rather than our fellow humans, in wafer form, and robots are still just machines that help assemble cars, and not our oppressive overlords. The future is never quite as wondrous, or as bleak, as predicted. That’s why I don’t have lofty expectations, or dire predictions, for 2012. I do, though, have some hopes for the new year. I hope that in 2012 drivers will re-discover that great innovation known as “turn signals.” I also hope a few well-placed government officials will take it upon themselves to investigate exactly how

some of the passenger vehicle and commercial truck drivers in Metro Vancouver are acquiring their licenses. Twice recently, while heading south off the Oak Street Bridge, I had drivers in front of me stop dead in the left lane of the highway and sit there until they could cross over to the Shell Road exit. Granted, both used their turn signals. Notwithstanding, how does someone like that legitimately get a license? I ask myself the same question every time a commercial truck driver crashes in some bizarre and inexplicable way at the tunnel, an event that seemed to be a daily occurrence in 2011. I hope this is the year people stop talking about “ending poverty.” The very methods we use to measure poverty make it an impossibility. People in B.C. can earn well over the national average but, if they take on a mortgage beyond their means, will be classified as “living in poverty.” Besides, freeloaders are like birds: feed a few and soon you have an entire flock arrive. Mitigate poverty? Sure. End it? Not going to happen. I hope in 2012 we’ll see the return of pragmatism and civility.

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Last year marked the rise of activists who attack every political and social issue with the ecclesiastical zeal of a 17th-century Jesuit missionary. Using logic, facts and figures to sway public opinion has been replaced with emotionally charged ad hominem attacks and bullying tactics. The sooner we put a stop to it, the better. I hope this is the year environmentalists will stop telling us that we only have “five years to radically change our way of living before our planet is doomed.” I first heard this claim back in 1992, and it’s been thrown out there every year since. I’ll never understand how organizations and individuals who have worse prediction accuracy rates than National Enquirer psychics remain credible in the eyes of the media. Perhaps my biggest hope for the year is that someone will rise to prominence on the B.C. political scene who has the guts to focus our tax dollars on core government responsibilities, rather than appeasing interest groups — at least to the point that our school boards can afford to adequately heat our schools. Is John Cummins that person? I hope so.

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to complain about the path when they made the “complaint” about the hedge. I mentioned it to the man that came out to tell the neighbours about the hedge having to be trimmed. I wonder how long this will take to repair as it has been like this for many years. It does, however, get its annual spray painting along its cracks and bumps by the municipality every year. K. Statham

Too much commercialism at Christmas

Editor: Once again we have withstood another Christmas season. The “I’m so glad it’s over” list becomes longer each year. I feel we will lose the true meaning of Christmas completely unless we are willing to make changes. Commercialism reared its ugly head immediately after

Halloween (some before), therefore saturating us with nonstop advertising and Christmas carols for almost two months. I recognize the seasonal benefits for the business community, however, would it not create less stress for everyone to focus on a shorter timeframe? The public is getting fed up and

it’s time for change. I wish to thank Rev. Jim Short of the Ladner United Church for showing us that we, who have more than enough, can make a difference by reaching out selflessly to those who desperately need our help, especially at this time of the year. Gladys Gibson

Editor: When are the teachers and their union bosses going get it through their heads there is no more money for wages? If they figure they are different than the other unions that had their wages frozen, then they are sadly mistaken. This goes for any other union contracts coming up for renewal. I know they are an educated lot and most teachers are good, hardworking people, but their union leaders are being stupid and greedy in their demands. As far as I’m concerned, the government in power can lock them out or force them back to work with legislation. Robert Slomen


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Editor: It sure amazes me that a single complaint — that’s right, one complaint — can get the municipality to move so quickly. A walkway between River Road and Calvert Drive has a rather tall hedge. Apparently someone walked through the walkway the other day and was “nearly” hit by a car as they came onto Calvert Drive because the hedge was too tall.

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Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well, says the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C. To encourage local residents to protect and maintain the health of their brain, the society will run a free workshop, Understanding Dementia and Brain Health, on Thursday, Jan. 26 in Ladner. “In just two hours, participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as well as strategies for improving the health of their mind, body and spirit,” says Anthony Kupferschmidt,

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Tsawwassen’s Louise Latremouille has added another title to her collection of computer guidebooks. My Parents Go Wild for Word is a guide to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. “In 2007 when Microsoft changed the basic nature of Word I shuddered,” she writes in a press release. “I was not thrilled one of my favourite programs got a major overhaul — I couldn’t even find the print command.” Like her other beginner computer guides, Latremouille’s goal is to make the learning quick and easy without forgetting to have some fun along the way. But finding a way to quickly teach someone how to use the new Word proved to be a tough task. “Four times I got well into writing what I was trying to accomplish only to throw the work away and start again. Finally, as this book was taking shape, it felt right. Now that it is done, I feel good that it will be able to do what it is meant to do.” The book covers the

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January 11, 2012 The Delta Optimist A9 In the Community

Walstrom disappointed by third place in Baja 1,000

Local extreme athlete Kye Walstrom returned last month from Ensenada, Mexico, where he placed a disappointing third in the world-renowned Baja 1,000 endurance race. Normally, anyone would be extremely happy placing third in such an extreme event, but not the 18-yearold from Ladner. That’s because he won the same event the previous year. This time, Walstrom teamed up with a fellow racer from Arizona. Walstrom had a commanding hour lead over the next racer at approximately the 600-mile mark. That’s when he handed the ATV to his partner, who was to ride approximately four to five hours before handing it back. Walstrom and his dad had to drive quickly along


Ladner’s Kye Walstrom was disappointed with third place in the Baja 1,000 after winning the race the previous year. the highway to meet his partner at a designated checkpoint. Unfortunately, Walstrom’s partner got lost in the dark as his GPS malfunctioned, and was lost for over five hours in a mountain pass. If that wasn’t bad enough, he also ran out of gas. Luckily, another racer eventually came along and gave his partner enough

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Smaller is better, but too small can be a pain Everything is shrinking, including cameras, which doesn’t necessarily suit the needs of an aging population BARBARA GUNN

LIVING MATTERS Among the treasures I got for Christmas: a camera. It’s lovely. It’s shiny. And it’s small. And when I say it’s small, I mean this: it’s slightly bigger than a credit card, and a whole lot teenier than my phone. This, it appears to me, is what you’d call a trend. Cell phones are shrinking. Ditto with computers. At one time, a computer was the size of a washing machine. Today, you can cart them

around in your purse. The manufacturers have it right, of course. They know that we all have other things we need to carry. Like umbrellas, say. And lunch bags. You can’t make lunch bags shrink, unless you want to turf the bananas and the water bottles and the ginger snaps, and who the heck wants to do that? But back to the camera. Did I mention that it’s small? It is, well, perhaps two inches by four, and capable of not only taking photographs, but also videos, and no doubt major motion pictures. For all I know, it has an Oscar in its future. Where this is going, I can only guess. My last camera

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was a bulky four inches by eight. The one before that? Almost the size of a toaster — and that was without the lens. At the rate this is going, I am betting that my next camera will be the size of a matchbook. I will have to use a magnifying glass to turn it on and a pair of tweezers to replace the battery. Small, I agree, is good; heaven knows, less is more. But still. I’m not sure

population. We’re wearing I do not want a cambifocals. We’re wearing era the size of a washing trifocals. machine, and We’re buyI do not want At the rate this is ing largea camera print books the size of a going, I am betting and largetoaster. But that my next camera print magaI also don’t zines. want a camera will be the size of a Sure, the size of matchbook. we like all matchbook your newor a postage fangled things. But just give stamp. us a camera the perfect size To the manufacturers of — let’s say, the size of a cameras, I say this: Hey, camera. folks, we live in an aging

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January 11, 2012 The Delta Optimist A13 Coming Events Clubs & Groups #French language classes for adults (two levels) are available at the Public French School-Ecole du Bois- Joli in Tsawwassen starting Jan. 12. For more info call PAC of Bois Joli at 604-948-7077 or e-mail: #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). #The rock & gem club’s next meeting will be Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the South Delta Rec. Centre. Educational program and workshop - guests welcome. For info call 604-943-4568. #The next regular meeting of the South Delta Low Vision support group will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Ladner Pioneer Library at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Coun. Jeannie Kanakos. Visitors and family are welcome.

#The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild invites you to attend our meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Paul Krampitz of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is guest speaker this month. 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: or call 604-948-0692. #DIGIVATIONS after school classes start Jan. 17 at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre: Kids interact with advanced NASA materials using LEGO Machines & Mechanisms, Serious Play models, & robotics kits. Register at or call 604-952-3000. #The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit, fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people will hold its next regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in The Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Our speaker is Judith Gray, Canadian Mental Health Association. Guests

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#If you are new to eBooks and eReaders, let us show you the basics! Bring your eReader to one of these sessions at your local Delta library, and our information staff will show you how to enjoy free ebooks, ranging from classics to bestsellers. eBook Workshops: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m. - Tsawwassen Library and Wednesday, Jan. 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Ladner Pioneer Library.

#Tsawwassen Badminton Club welcomes new players of all standards of play. We are a “drop-in” club and meet each Monday & Friday evening at Delta Christian School, Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner at 7:30 p.m. Work off some of your unwanted Christmas pounds at our friendly and social club which can offer some levels of informal coaching as well as competitive play. Call Peter Edwards on 604 940 0844 for further information.

#Financial Literacy across the Generations with accountant Eileen Reppenhagen is set for Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. #The Delta Stamp Club meets at the Tsawwassen Library at 7:30 p.m. and talk about, trade or otherwise exchange stamps. The meetings are every second and fourth Tuesdays of every month and last approximately one and a half hours. New members are very welcome, and no one needs to be an expert on philately just interested. Come and check us out,

#The Tsawwassen Tennis Club is looking for ladies to play day or night league spring 2012. Organized competitive fun tennis. For more information email or call 604-219-4232. #Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary is accepting volunteer applications. Be part of this highly skilled group of men and women that provides a service to the community by performing marine search and rescue. All new members are provided with in-depth training and all abilities are wel-

come. Visit for more information. Seniors #Delta Seniors Community Planning Team invites Delta residents 55+ to join us in learning and planning for a future in Delta. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Our next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at North Delta Public Safety 11375-84th Avenue, North Delta. For more information: 604-9469526 or seniorscomm@ #The Stroke Recovery Association of B.C. presents: Stroke Recovery, a general information meeting, on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Come out and learn about the stroke recovery program, guest speakers, exercise programs, speech therapists. Sign up at customer service desk at McKee. Call 604-946-1411 for more information. #Singles over Sixty will meet in KinVillage Tsawwassen on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 4 p.m. New members are welcome. Call Win at 604-946-0299.

Arts #Calling all singers! The Delta Choral Society is starting another term and invites all NEW interested singers to our first rehearsal of 2012 on Monday, Jan. 16 at 6:40 p.m. at the Benediction Lutheran Church in Tsawwassen (corner of 6th and 56th). All info at #Ovation Performance Series is pleased to present “Natasha Neufeld & Friends in Concert” on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.) at Cedar Park Church. Tickets $15. Tickets can be purchased at Cedar Park Church Tuesday -Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or at the door. Call 604-946-7410 to reserve your tickets. The concert will benefit the Delta Hospice Society. 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).

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Eight year run ends for Party tourney founder Theresa Watts never could have imagined her holiday hockey Atom event would evolve into what it is today BY


The host and founder of South Delta Minor Hockey’s biggest holiday party is passing on her duties for the 2012 tournament. It was eight years ago when Atom division manager Theresa Watts led a group of dedicated volunteers to pull off the inaugural Party In Da House Tournament for Atom age players. “The focus just always seems to be on rep hockey and the high level athletes,” said Watts at the time. “The holiday season is the busiest time of year for hockey tournaments but there is very little for the house teams. I wanted to do something for these kids with the emphasis being on having some fun.” Watts’ idea would take off to eventually include all SDMHA house teams, from Atom to Midget, and become the highlight of the season for many. What made the tournament so unique was featuring nothing but local teams which prompted plenty of support from the business community and in the stands. Her efforts did not go unnoticed. She was a recipient of the Delta Sports Hall of Fame volunteer of the year award and, in 2009, was named the RBC Local Hockey Leader of B.C., a prestigious honour that resulted in a $10,000 donation to South Delta Minor Hockey and Watts being an Olympic torch barrier for the 2010 Winter Games. The Tsawwassen mother of three quietly announced the recently completed tournament would be her last in a leading role. That didn’t stop the association from hon-

ouring her years of work prior to the Midget division championship game. Watts has handed off the tournament chair duties to John Brewer who has two children playing for SDMHA teams. “I will still be involved a little bit with the tournament next year but in a much diminished role,” she said. “When I started this eight years ago I never could have imagined it would blossom into the huge event it is today and I am honoured to have been a part of it. “This tournament has brought me a lot of joy over the years and I am confident that it will continue to bring joy to lots of excited young hockey players in the future.” Watts said she is unsure what she is going to do now that she won’t be living at the arena during the four day tournament. A good bet would be some quality time with her family that has given her tremendous support over the years. Her husband Rob was usually at her side at the arena providing assistance where he can and her sons also were actively involved, from delivering Gatorade to the dressing rooms to helping out with the skills competitions. “My family has all stepped up and helped with the tournament,” she added. “They have had to live with all the boxes in the garage for months as we prep for the event, then during the actual event, it’s literally all hands on deck. “Rob was a huge help. He gave up part of his holiday as well to come out.” Watts also wanted to single out the efforts of the Prefontaine and Mathieson families for their years of work and dedication in running the tournament.

South Delta Minor Hockey Association president Jeff Scott presented outgoing Party In Da House Tournament organizer Theresa Watts with a plaque and gifts for her outstanding work in running the popular holiday event the past eight years.

Kings avenge early loss to capture Party Pee Wee division title

South Delta Kings captured the Party In Da House Pee Wee division title with a win over the Chiefs.

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a sense this might just be the Kings day As the game continued the Kings team defense stood tall, keeping shots to the outside and not allowing many second chance opportunities. In the end, it was determination and team play that earned the Kings a well deserved 5-2 victory. The Kings roster also includes: Alexander Luteijn, Michael Elliott, Matt Porteous, Kyle Saunders, Jordan Gellatly, Rowan Childs, Spencer Gulbrandsen, Gursagar Brar, Joey Tutkaluke, Sheldon Vantol, Liam Breault and Jarvis Dashkewytch. They are coached by Rick Morrow, Peter Dashkewytch, Keith Elliott and Warren Tutkaluke.




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The Kings save their best for last to skate away with Pee Wee Division honours at South Delta Minor Hockey’s eighth annual Party In Da House Tournament. The championship game proved to be an opening day rematch when the Chiefs rolled to a convincing 9-5 victory. This time the Kings were up for the challenge. They need some clutch goaltending in the early going as the Chiefs came out firing, led by Jackson Skujins, Brendan Guraliuk and Mark Yingling. But they couldn’t solve Cole Hendy who played unbelievable throughout the weekend. When Johnny Morrow opened the scoring late int he first period, there was

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Warriors hit their stride to win Party In Da House Midget title





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South Delta Warriors celebrate their first place finish in the Party In Da House Midget division. an anticipated low scoring battle, some puck luck and excellent all-round effort resulted in plenty of offence in a 9-4 victory. “One of the most rewarding parts of this win was the fact that there were different contributors every game and it truly was a team win,” added Robinson. Standouts and game MVP’s through the tournament were PJ Jagpal, Peter Reimann, Jon Phillips, Garrett Leslie and goaltender Curtis Robinson.

The team also includes Travis Addison, Stephen Ogilvie, Tyler Ogilvie, Nick Cleaver, Cody Tunstall, Justin Dhah, Jordan Letawsky, Doug Bailey, Connor Griffin, Jake Nolan, Parker Wideski and Keiran Marquis. Michael Schwabe was away on holidays and missed the tournament. Keith Tunstall rounds out the coaching staff, while a special thanks to manager Heather Wideski and all the parents for a memorable weekend.

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The SD1 Warriors overcome a slow start to the season and some player absences to play their best hockey at the right time, culminating by winning the Midget division championship at the South Delta Minor Hockey Party In Da House Tournament. The Warriors began to find their stride in early December, buying into a team concept and playing better defensive hockey. It was a sign of things to come. They began the tournament with just 11 skaters and minus their top six leading scorers. Despite a 4-3 loss, a terrific effort galvanized the team for the balance of the weekend. The Warriors began to roll by hanging on for a big 4-3 win over the SD4. “Following that we knew we were in a situation if we were able to win our next two games we would advance to the final and control our own destiny,” said Warriors coach Steve Robinson. The team played superb two way hockey which resulted in back to back shutouts 1-0 and 3-0 respectively. That set the stage for a rematch with the favoured SD4 in the final. Instead of

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WALES - Robert (Scotty) Young 1920 - 2011 Scotty passed away peacefully at home at 6:00am on December 31st, 2011 at 91 years of age. He was a wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle and friend to all, who’s laughter and love will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. In respect of Scotty’s wishes, no memorial service will be held. To share stories in celebration of Scotty’s life visit



WOOD, Rita Arlene March 8,1944 - Dec. 29, 2011 Rita died from complications following surgery. She was predeceased by her twin sister Ruth Elkins. She is lovingly remembered by her best friend and husband Bill. Rita was from a pioneer Vancouver family, her grandfather Fred Elkins having arrived in Vancouver at the turn of the last century. Rita spent close to forty years working in the accounting field. Her expertise even enabled her to balance Bill’s cheque book! She will be fondly remembered for her capacity to make others feel at ease and for her unconditional acceptance and loving care of others. There will be no service at Rita’s request. Bill would appreciate that any remembrances be in the form of a donation in Rita’s name to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, Surgical Ward, 15521 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC, V4B 2R4.



October 2, 1936 - December 28, 2011

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our loving father after fighting a brief but courageous battle with cancer. By his side were his children and dear friend Stella. A hero to Rox-anne (Doug) Friesen, Rhonda (Tim) Guichon, Brenda and Lance (Amanda) who he lovingly raised as a single parent. He was a devoted and nurturing grandpa to Anthony (Jennifer), Mathew, Jessica, Jenelle, Jamie, Jordan, Kody and Katelyn. He will be sadly missed by his nine siblings and their families as well as his dear friends. He is predeceased by his infant son Randy, his parents George and Olga, his brother Harry and his nephew Jamie Crape. Dad enjoyed 35 years with BC Ferries before early retirement in 1997. He loved to grow vegetables and tend to his flowers in which he took great pride. Dad was quick witted and had a great sense of humour. We will cherish our happy memories of you. We love you and miss you terribly. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 22, 2012, 1-4 pm at the Delta Town and Country Inn.

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MacDonald, Alma Ophelia August 7, 1919 – December 31, 2011

It is with great sadness that we annouce the passing of our mother. Alma was born Alma Ophelia Harper on Aug. 7, 1919 in Thunder Bay, Ontario to her father Frank Hartley Harper (1895-1974) and her mother Edna Elsie Harper (18941987). Alma’s father, Above picture is of Alma O. MacDonald and her husband, Bruce F. MacDonald (Bruce passed in 2008). Frank Harper, served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment, 16th Battalion in World War I. He was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in France. After the war, Frank Harper supported his family by working as an Engineer for the CNR and investing in residential real estate. Before Alma’s 4th birthday, her Harper family had settled in Edmonton, Alberta. At 5 years of age, Alma met her neighbour and future husband Bruce Forbes MacDonald. Alma and Bruce maintained a very special and close relationship through their elementary and high school years in Edmonton. When they were 15 years of age, Alma and Bruce eloped to Fort Saskatchewan to get married. The Minister told Bruce to take Alma home and let her grow up. Alma attended and graduated from McTavish Business College. In 1940, at 21 years of age, Alma and Bruce were married in Edmonton, Alberta. After their marriage, Bruce F. MacDonald enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy to serve in World War II. He was a Chief Petty Officer stationed in St. John’s, N.L. Alma MacDonald followed Bruce to St. John’s, and there, she worked as the private secretary to the American Base Commander at Fort Pepperrell. After the war, Alma and Bruce MacDonald settled in Vancouver, British Columbia. They had two children and Alma devoted much of the next twentytwo years to raising her children. Alma was a exceptional wife and mother. She spent much of her time interacting with her children, dispensing her wisdom and philosophy of life. She also taught them about compassion, caring, loyalty to family and the importance of having a relationship with God. Her husband Bruce F. MacDonald, also an excellent parent, became a Research Scientist (Chemistry) for Forintek. After the children grew up, Alma and Bruce moved to Tsawwassen, B.C. Alma and Bruce were married for 68 years and they never lost their closeness. On June 3, 2008, Bruce died at the Kinsmen Retirement Center in Tsawwassen, B.C. Alma died at the same Kinsmen Retirement Center on Dec. 31, 2011 at the age of 92. A heart felt thank you to the staff of the Kinsmen Retirement Center for the excellent care they provided for Alma and Bruce. Alma MacDonald had two children: a son Bruce (Barb) and a daughter Denise/Dee (Doug), 5 grandchildren: Shaun, James, Stacey, Leia and Debra and 9 great grandchildren: Ashley, Tisha, Amanda, Alexander, Shaun, Connor, Elizabeth, Andrew and Sara. Alma had requested no Service.


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It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of “Gill,” beloved wife, mother and grandmother who died unexpectedly on January 3rd, 2012 following a six-month battle against cancer. Gill was born in the village of Stokesley, Yorkshire, England in 1940. Following high school, she went on to train as a nurse, at St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds. She married her present husband Ian, in Leeds, England in 1961 and came to Canada with her husband and children in 1967. She gained a first class B.Sc. degree in Microbiology in 1974 from the University of Alberta, Edmonton going on to work as the Senior Technologist at the Provincial Veterinary Laboratory, in Regina, Saskatchewan. Ultimately the family came to BC where after a short period with the Provincial Animal Health Laboratory she opened and managed a very successful microbiology laboratory in Richmond, BC. Gill is survived by her husband Ian; children Richard (Kelly) and Andrea (Kirk); grandchildren David, Kyle, Chris, Aynsley and Sean. The family would like to thank the Richmond Hospital Oncology Deptartment for the great professionalism and emotional support that Gill received at all times on the numerous occasions she underwent therapy in the Unit. A Service of Remembrance will be held at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC on Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 1pm. We ask that, in lieu of floral tributes, donations be made to the BC Cancer Society. On-line condolences may be placed at

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PARK, Douglas Andrew Fleming 1917 - 2012

It is with much love and heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Douglas, our beloved father and grandfather. He passed away peacefully in Alpine Meadows at Delta View Centre on Friday, January 6, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife Margaret and son Norman. Douglas will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Marilynn, son-in-law Bob, daughter-in-law Shelagh and grandchildren Evan, Jennifer and Katharine. Douglas was born in Penticton, BC and lived in Vancouver, England, Germany, Cold Lake, Alberta and North Bay, Ontario. During WW II Douglas flew the Short Sunderland marine patrol aircraft in protection of the North Atlantic from German U-Boats. After the war Douglas returned to the RCAF as an aircraft technician and would serve a total of 29 years in the Canadian Forces. Douglas had a great passion for music and could play many instruments. His mastery of the Scottish Bagpipes gave him the opportunity to play in the RCAF band. A special thanks to all the staff at Alpine Meadows for the loving care and attention given to Douglas over the past five years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Canadian Diabetes Assoc, 522 University Avenue, #1400, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2R5 1 (800) 226-8464. “We will miss this very gentle and loving man.” Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

Alfreda Julia Stevens

October 23, 1927 – January 1, 2012 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandma and Nana. Mum passed away peacefully at Delta Hospital with her family by her side. Mum was predeceased by her loving husband George in April 2009 and most recently by her sister MaryAnne Foster in September 2011. She will be forever missed by her children Julie, Andrew (Linda), Teresa, Joan (Jason) and “daughter” No. 4, Diane; grandchildren Michael (Carley), Nicholas, Emily and Derek; great-grandchildren Jodie, Jordyn, Lucas and Emma; sisters Pearl McCool and Frances Brandback; sisters-in-law Dorothy Taylor (Ken) and Grace Stevens as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Mum was born and brought up in Ladner where she and Dad built their own home, raised their family and remained throughout all these years. The house and gardens meant a lot to Mum, as was evident by all the time she spent over the years maintaining her home and nurturing flower beds and vegetable gardens. She spent countless hours and took great satisfaction in planting, harvesting, canning, freezing and putting up preserves to benefit her family. In her younger years Mum was an active member of the Women’s Auxiliary to the United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union, hosting meetings and supporting their fund-raising efforts. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was admired for her culinary skills. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and cross-stitching, generously giving her time to create wonderful gifts for each one of us. Mum always took pleasure in watching the activities of the birds and squirrels that visited the yard as well as the company of many pets, especially our most recent “family” dog, Theo and cat, Goober. Mum was a faithful Canucks fan, win or lose, never wanting to miss a televised game. Everything Mum did, she did with love. She treasured family gatherings and celebrations through the years and loved to decorate the house for each season, especially Christmas, when she would revisit old memories with her many keepsakes. In later years Mum loved taking shopping and day trips with her daughters and meeting with her sisters for lunch. When she could no longer easily get out and about she enjoyed sitting in her favourite chair, catching up with family and friends who came to visit and observing the activities of the neighbourhood. In recent years Mum drew strength and comfort from her faith and times of prayer. While she always looked forward to the many outings and road trips over the years, Mum was truly happiest being at home. She was devoted to each one of us, whether near or far and she instilled in us a deep and lasting sense of family. We will miss her gentle, loving presence in our lives. Mum and Dad were long-time supporters of Delta Hospital where she spent her final days. The family wishes to extend our sincere gratitude to the many hospitalists and nurses in both the emergency and second floor medical units who were so wonderful in caring for Mum. We are thankful for their kind and understanding words and deeds in support of Mum and the family. A special thanks also to Scott McFarlane at Amherst for his compassion in assisting us with the final arrangements.


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General greenhouse work involved in propagating, tending and harvesting vegetables. Hourly wage: $9.56 Hours per week: 50 Days per week: Mon to Sat Employment starts March 2012. Houweling Nurseries Ltd. 2776 64th Street, Delta Fax resume to 604-946-9158 Experience is an asset.


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WEST Ladner, 3bdr, 1.5 bath. New carpet,clean,w/d,n/s,Feb.1 No Pets. $1,900. 604- 220-5895

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TSAWWASSEN, 50B Ave, 2000+ sq ft with 4BR, big back yard, 1 pet ok, NS, $2300/mo + util, min 1 yr lease. 604-222-4496 or Tsawwassen, Boundary Bay, nice quiet neighborhood, cls to beach & park, 3 bdrm, kitchen, lving, sunroom/patio, $1100/mo Feb 1, Klaus 604 813-1333 TWA, 3 BR, 2.5bath, gas fp, lrg yrd, dble garage, $2250 + util, avail Feb. TWA, Exec Rancher 3 BR, 2.5 bath, dble garage, lrg yrd with pool, avail Now, $2500/mo, nr Towncentre, 604-948-1966



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

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL STUDIO Avail Feb 1, $685 1 BDRM, Avail Feb 1, $800 2 BDRM, Avail Feb 1, $1025 2 BDRM, Avail Feb 15, $1025 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733 TSAWWASSEN COURT 1 Br $850, 2 Br $1025 new reno, quiet, Incl heat/hw. 604-250-5390

LADNER, 2 bdrm g/l ste, 1 bath, full kitchen, own w/d, new h/w flrs, Central location, n/s, n/p, $1075 incl utils, Feb 1, 604-946-4108 LADNER, 2 BR bsmt, avail Now, ns/np, nr prk, schl, $850 incl util, 604-940-8788, 604-306-5019 LADNER, Coach hse, Brand New 1 BR, 780sf, NS, all appls, Feb 5th, $1200/mo, 604-720-4484 TSAW Upper 2 BR + den, fenced yard, deck, separate laundry, d/w. Pet neg, N/S, $1600 incl utils. Ref’s. 604-943-2270 TWA, 3 BR, 2bath, upr ste, gas fp, lg deck, garage, NS, $2000 + util, TWA, 1BR glvl, inste wd, cov’d prkg, priv yd, NS, $750 + util, both near Town Cntre and avail Now, Call 604-948-1966

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670 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Abbotsford 2850sf 5br 3ba stunning Baker view $469,900 250-656-0549 id5456 Chilliwack fully serviced 6000sf view lot, Reduced price $115K 477-9274 id5387 Chilliwack Reduced, 3400sf 3br 3ba fully reno’d home $419K 795-2997 id5402 Hope like new, 930sf 3br mobile home, steps to fishing $79,900 414-0589 id5446 Langley City 650sf 1br 1st fl condo, patio, garden, $166K 778-968-7709 id5463 Langley Murrayville updated 1380sf 2br+den 2ba tnhse $275K 534-2353 id5466 Maple Ridge blow-out price 4.9ac vu lot, development nr. $349K 722-3996 id4694 New Westminster extra large 874sf 1br condo, river vu $259K 619-1530 id5450 Richmond exec style 2151sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse, reduced $748K 275-6846 id5440 Sry Tynehead reno’d 2150sf 4br 2.5ba 9393sf lot $599,900 778-549-7981 id5368 Sry Guildford 1556sf 2br+den 2ba subpenthouse apt $329,888 782-9888 id5383 Sry Tynehead 5600sf 8br 5.5ba exec home 1/2ac GD lot $988K 575-1944 id5384 Sry 120/92A ave spotless 700sf 1br 1ba 2nd fl condo $174,900 496-0363 id5428 Sry Fraser Hts 1 ac ppty w/2200sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,188,000 951-2442 id5453 Sry Centre updated 1294sf 3br 1.5ba townhome, $278K 778-708-9174 id5454 Tsawwassen huge 4700sf 7br 6ba w/mortgage helper $895,888 948-5441 id5448 White Rock home only, 1900sf 3br 2ba to be relocated $40K 535-6479 id5467



TSAWWASSEN Greensview/Shawnigan

65 N RANELAGH AVE,BBY, 66’x121’LOT ready for SUB.DIV.on CAPITOL HILL. GREAT VIEWS of VANCOUVER. ASKING $1,250,000 1st Showings: Jan. 14 − 15, Sat − Sun 1:30pm − 4pm. Call JEFF: (604)657−3008

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

Mobile Homes

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


Recreation Property

ALL SEASON LOG CABINS FOR SALE. 3 Hrs from Vanc. Visit " " Starting at $229,900 Call: (604) 834-2020 Angelo

1928 FORD Coupe Hot Rod. Steel, chrome & polished alum. Quality parts & workmanship. High performance, built for show & racing asking $60k. 604-588-2415

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


Affordable 1 & 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 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required



2001 FORD Taurus SE, 105k kms, new tran, AC, aircared, 1 owner, $2800 obo. 604-522-5596

Scrap Car Removal


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




1960 CORVETTE Convertible Dream come true in Horizon Blue with White Coves and frost blue interior, 4 spd, hardtop, soft top included. Most all factory correct type components. Excellent condition lovingly taken care of. Enjoy the ride of the Route 66 car for $52,500. Serious inquiries only. 604-808-6223

Accelerate your car buying

2008 Ford Focus SEL Manual 67,000 kms 2 litre standard 4 door se model. cruise control e/w a/c sat radio, snow tires and rims, thule roof rack $11,500 Call: (604) 928-5331


Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673



CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Reliable cleaning team. Bonded & Insured. Susan at 604-312-9445 EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. Sophia 604-805-3376 EXPERIENCED HOUSE Cleaner avail, res/comm, insured, bonded, 604-315-2539 or 778-899-1674 MATURE. RELIABLE cleaning lady Avail Ladner & Tsaw. Small jobs ok. Sheryl 604-889-5770


Computer Services


Delta PC Service & Consulting

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


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




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


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

Commercial Residential SANDY


946-8460 or 202-8319

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




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


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H


Sports & Imports


2006 Toyota Yaris In immaculate condition. CD Player, Air Conditioning. $7,000 Call: (604) 3287479 email: 2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI Fully loaded,local,no accidents,133000 km, manual, $13,500. 604-897-8608



2004 STARLITE CAR hauler. Enclosed 20’ trailer with mandoor and sun roof gd cond, no leaks. asking $4,750 call Kelly 604-588-2415


Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured


• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT


Kelly Court / Kerry Court / Tsawwassen Terrace

1 and 2 bedroom suites available in quiet well maintained buildings, close to all amenities. Rents include heat and hot water. Parking is also included at Tsawwassen Terrace. Kelly and Kerry Court building updates consist of putting greens, windows and patio doors. For more information or to view these suites please call 604-306-7877

Century Village and Tsawwassen Manor


Collectibles & Classics

1991 OLDS Cutlass Ciera, many new parts, selling for parts only $1500. in N. Van 819-471-6666


604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663



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


Difficulty Making Payments?

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

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

Quick Closing! (778) 707-9647


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

3BDRM/2BTH 5408-1ST Ave, Pebble Hill. Avail Feb 1. NP.NS Ad#: $1,800 mo+ Utils. Close to Park, School, Bus. Call 604-943-5428

TSAW APT, 2 br, 2 ba all appl, w/d, fp, nr ammens, $1580-$1750 incl heat/prkg, 604-943-6163.

at WE BUY HOMES We Buy Older Homes! Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! ( 604) 626-9647

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

Ladner, 2 BR, 2bath, inste wd, gas fp, top flr, avail Now, ns, $1100 + util, 604 948-1966

We Buy Older Houses! Quick Cash!

Office/Retail Rent



Houses - Rent

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



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

3 BDRM, Ctrl Ladner, lrg yard, rear prkg, 5 appl, w/d, n/s, n/p, $1300. Feb 1, 604-946-5130

*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!


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


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604-946-7308 The BEST Gutters, Pruning, Hedge Trimming, Cleanup! Local resident. Ryan 604-218-4795


Moving & Storage

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


Painting/ Wallpaper

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

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

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Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-739-2000 PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. Rick 604-809-6822

Plumbing No Middle Man Heating & Plumbing

Need a Gardener?


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

Rick 604.908.6102


Moving & Storage

Find one in the Home Services section


Moving & Storage

Need Space? We Have It!




- 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

Power Washing

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

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


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

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!


Renovations & Home Improvement

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

Rob 604-946-4796

ACE OF TRADES: Complete Renovations Plumbing, Electrical Master Carpenter, Painting Wallpapering Kitchen/ Bathroom designer & installer. floors Ceramic Tiles Drywall, 25 yrs. exp. $35/hr Mark Local Cell: 778-889-9918

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255


Renovations & Home Improvement


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

RIGHTWAY Home Services Renos, Kitchen, Bath, Painting, Tiling, etc. Call Alan: (604) 782−0992 Complete Renovation Services over 25 yrs exp. Call Lance @ 604-240-9340 GENESIS Landscaping & Renovations -10% off all labour special Local res. 778-899-3407 SERVICE EXCELLENCE -Need Help? Paint, tile, renos, Call Ed 604.946.2191 or 604.219.4789


Renos/Home Maintenance

WCB & Liability Insured

604-943-4024 604-612-3329

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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


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


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


ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285

to advertise call


Tree Services

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

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


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


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

Rubbish Removal

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




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

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

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson



Pressure Washing Seniors Discount

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


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