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Three of five people charged with the gruesome murder of a Tsawwassen resident in California five years ago have been found guilty. Last week, it reportedly took a Riverside Superior Court jury in California only 90 minutes to convict Jackie Lynn Dunson, Fernando Antonio Benavidez and Ronald Wesley Handwerk for the Nov. 27, 2007 slaying of 48-yearold William George Dobbs. The three are to be sentenced June 22. Two others, Rogelio Leon Zuniga and Robert Lee Dunson,

brother of Jackie Dunson, are scheduled to be tried this summer. All five pleaded not guilty. Robert Dunson could face the death penalty if convicted, while the maximum penalty for the other defendants is life in prison without the possibility of parole. Dobbs had recently bought a house in the Indio, California area and was staying there with his common-law wife when he went missing. The couple had been working on the house and was planning on returning to Canada in time for Christmas.

A passing motorist found his body on the side of an Indio road. Dobbs’ throat

had been slashed. The Desert Sun newspaper reported the trial heard Benavidez met Dobbs at the Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella and took the victim to Jackie Dunson’s apartment in Indio. Handwerk and Robert Dunson choked, kicked and punched Dobbs until he gave them his credit card and PIN number, the prosecutor alleged. Dobbs’ beating and injuries were severe,

including Robert Dunson reportedly putting a plastic trash bag over the victim’s head and securing it with duct tape. The newspaper reported the prosecution also stated Dunson and Handwerk later drove Dobbs’ Cadillac Escalade to a bank to withdraw cash. Zuniga and another women later used the card to withdraw around $1,200 from more than one ATM, according to the prosecution. Later, Dobbs’ hands were tied and the trash bag was still on his head when his neck was slashed 14 times, the Desert Sun reported. Dobbs, an avid golfer, was a longtime member of the Beach

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An air ambulance arrived at South Delta Secondary in Tsawwassen last Thursday afternoon to respond to a call of an injured rugby player. The ambulance was dispatched due to regular ambulance service reportedly being stuck in a George Massey Tunnel traffic jam. Shortly after the helicopter landed, a regular ambulance arrived to transport the player to hospital. The teen boy hurt his leg but was not seriously injured. SDSS was playing a touring rugby team from a school in London, England when the injury occurred. The province recently announced its transportation infrastructure funding plan over the next five years to increase capacity on key provincial highways, but the tunnel wasn’t identified as one of those projects.

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Being a ‘Gateway’ has its price

Delta’s strategic location in supply chain continues to put industrial pressure on municipality’s prime farmland BY


A fight is about to begin as South Delta faces the biggest brunt of the provincial government’s objectives to accommodate Pacific Gateway trade. “Enough is enough. We were never asked if we wanted our community to become an industrial park. This entire project, from port to Deltaport Way, to rail corridors, to SFPR to third berth has been by increments and has avoided an accumulated impact assessment as a result,” said Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington. “We have been lied to and bought off and this government needs to know we aren’t going to let this development happen,” she said. Huntington recently released information on plans to industrialize almost 600 acres of prime Delta farmland in the Agricultural Land Reserve to complement port activities with warehouse logistics. Huntington found that a warehouse developer signed $98 million in options to buy 11 farm parcels located near Highway 17 and Deltaport Way. At the centre of the deals is Lamington Heights Investments, a warehouse distribution company associated with the Emerson Real Estate Group. The Council of Canadians says it’s joining with local residents to oppose the potential loss of agricultural land, port expansion and a proposed free trade zone. Cathy Wilander, chair of the Delta/Richmond chapter of the Council of Canadians, said the exposure of multi-million dollar speculative option agreements comes just as the council and allies prepare to launch a massive campaign to stop the industrialization of the Fraser delta. “There is a long history of community support for preserving and protecting Delta, including last year’s occupation of the South Fraser freeway,” said Wilander. “In fact, ‘Ours to


Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington is worried the government can impose an order-in-council to push through the sale of prime farmland in order to industrialize the land for the Gateway Project. She said there’s been a steady attack on South Delta’s farmland and environment. preserve by hand and heart’ is the municipality’s official motto.” She added, “This is all part of a coordinated strategy to convert the last great reserve of arable land in the Lower Mainland into container storage yards, trucking depots and warehouses. Combined with other developments already announced or in the works, you won’t recognize the Fraser delta in 10 years — if we don’t stop this travesty.” Meanwhile, noting the

optioned Delta farmland is not zoned for industrial use, and is earmarked as green space in Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy, the regional district’s agriculture committee said it will investigate the optionto-purchase agreements. Committee vice-chair Harold Steves last week told the Optimist the province will face a battle if it tries to remove the prime farmland from the ALR. The province recently unveiled the Pacific


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outlining the strategy, the plan includes carrying out over $250 million worth of private sector railway investments in transload facilities and exploring the feasibility of developing new integrated logistics facilities to make the movement of containers to and from ports more efficient. “Currently, containers may be emptied, filled and stored at dozens of small, unconnected off-dock sites spread across large areas — with trucks moving

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to and from these sites with limited coordination. Integrated logistics facilities in Vancouver and Prince Rupert will minimize truck movements, reduce environmental impacts and ensure the safe movement of goods. Industry will explore the feasibility of creating centralized, integrated facilities for each port.” Initiatives already underway in South Delta include increasing container capacity by carrying out the Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project, announced in the B.C. Jobs Plan, and new investments in the $2-billion Roberts Bank Terminal 2, a new three-berth container terminal to be built adjacent to the existing Deltaport terminal. The report notes the T2 project “could be designed and constructed in phases, depending on market conditions. This is the second phase (following the Deltaport Terminal, Road and Rail Improvement Project) of Port Metro Vancouver’s Container Capacity Improvement Program — a long-term strategy to support growing international trade in an efficient and sustainable manner.” As far as the Tsawwassen First Nation, the report notes the TFN Economic Development Corporation is working on projects within its industrial lands that take advantage of its proximity to Deltaport, such as a container examination facility and container storage and repair facility. All this, in addition to the South Fraser Perimeter Road, which is under construction, would be further enhanced by the establishment of a foreign trade zone, likely at the TFN. Huntington said all signs point to the government willing to turn South Delta into an industrial wasteland, especially if it allows prime farmland to be converted to transload facilities. Mayor Lois Jackson said she’s not sure what can be done to stop further industrialization due to Delta being seen as a key geographic location.

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Corporation of Delta for $3. They’re available at municipal hall as well as at recreation centres throughout Delta. People can also create their own kitchen containers to collect food before transferring it to their larger green cans. Delta council has also approved a pilot project to collect food waste in a Green Bin Program for multi-family housing units. It will run from this July to December, but only for 200 multi-family units. Delta’s food waste pickup program resulted in a $10 per household increase in the solid waste portion of the annual utility bill. For more information about the Green Can Program, check Delta’s website at

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MP’s remarks recognize Vimy Ridge anniversary Kerry-Lynne Findlay pays tribute to one particular soldier Victor Gordon Tupper of the 16th Battalion. His father was an esteemed lawyer in Vancouver and his grandfather a former prime minister. Gordie’s last letter home to his parents and five siblings reads, in part: “’I am writing one of these in case letters for the third time... If you are reading it now, you will know that your youngest son went under as proud as punch on the most glorious day of his life. I am taking my company over the top for a

Delta-Richmond East MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay made a statement last Thursday in the House of Commons in commemoration of the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The text is as follows: “Mr. Speaker, I rise on the solemn occasion of the 95th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Vimy Ridge, a battle that showcased the exemplary valour of our Canadian soldiers. “I want to particularly commemorate Captain

mile in the biggest push that has ever been launched, and I trust that it is to be the greatest factor toward peace. “’Think of it - a hundred and fifty officers and men who will follow me to hell if need be. “’Goodbye dear father and mother, and all of you. Again, I say, I am proud to be where I am now.’ “Captain Tupper died April 9, 1917 at age 21 and is buried with his comrades in Pas-de-Calais, France.”

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Delta council gave preliminary approval last week to an application by B.C. Housing to open an 18-bed licensed care facility for seniors with mental health issues. The facility, at 11030 River Rd., is to replace the Delta Lodge, an aging seniors care home at 4501

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MURPHY’S LAW It’s always been in the works, it’s just taken 50 years to get to this point. When Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington announced last week that an industrial consortium has options on more than 550 acres of Delta farmland it was revealing, but not necessarily surprising. The idea that port-related industry covets the fine food-producing land of west Delta dates back to the 1960s when planning was underway for what was then known as the Roberts Bank superport. In fact, in the late ‘60s the provincial government of the day expropriated more than 4,000 acres, farmland that was to be converted into a wide range of uses to support the port. Through the first 25 years or so of its existence, the port served solely as a coal handling facility, negating the need for much upland support and prompting calls for the expropriated land to be returned. Much of the acreage was eventually sold back to local farmers in the late 1990s, although some of it was retained to satisfy subsequent treaty negotiations with the Tsawwassen First Nation. I had long assumed the numbers had been crunched and that a chunk of the land deeded to the TFN would ultimately become home to that upland industry identified long ago. It made sense that it would be a lot easier sell to the public on turning prime farmland into a portfocused logistics centre if it was being done in the name of First Nations economic development. However, it’s now apparent the land the TFN owns, or at least is willing to devote to industrial purposes, isn’t sufficient to meet the needs of a burgeoning container port, necessitating the options now in place. It’s bizarre that Victoria held on to the expropriated properties for 30 years, then just after the Deltaport container terminal opened, the facility that would actually require upland support, it sold many of those parcels back to the farmers that previously held the titles. You’d think the province would have retained the acreage it required for Deltaport given it was evident as early as the 1960s that some sort of land mass was going to be necessary, but for whatever shortsighted reason that didn’t transpire. As a result, we’re in a position today where speculators have got their eyes fixed on farmland with thoughts of growing something other than potatoes and blueberries. It’s been a bit of a convoluted road, but it looks like we just might end up at the place that planners envisioned a half century ago.

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COMMUNITY COMMENT I’ve been watching with great interest as the Vancouver school board prepares its budget for next year. For the first time, the VSB asked an outside accounting firm to review the books and identify any potential savings. Savings were found, hopefully turning a deficit into a surplus for the year. What disturbed me, however, was a comment made on a talk radio show. Speaking of a plan to buy books more efficiently, the host said, “Why wasn’t that being done already?” It seems very easy to agree with that statement. There were some obvious savings that can now be realized, and that’s great. But the broader implication of the comment itself has a very negative effect. Think of a time you’ve seen a product or heard of an idea and

said to yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” It’s usually something that now seems so simple, but you hadn’t thought of it before. You probably didn’t give it another thought. Yet when we ask others to find a different way and they do, we throw the old, “Why weren’t you doing that already?” line back at them. Think of yourself being on the receiving end of that comment. Where is the incentive or motivation to look for new ideas if that is the response in return? Why would anyone want to subject themselves to such criticism for trying to be more effective or create something new? We need to encourage and reward these ideas, not stifle them, no matter how obvious they may seem later on. There are lots of examples of this type of thinking. Take the recent announcement of eliminating the penny — why didn’t we do that before? Well, guess what, we didn’t. Get over it. Let’s do it now and save $11 million. If I’m a little nostalgic for the penny, I’m sure I have dozens of them lost in couches and underneath car seats to ease me into the new reality. In

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the meantime, let’s use that extra $11 million for something more important. I don’t fault people for not seeing the obvious. It can be very difficult to see new things when daily pressures are standing in the way. Further, given the reaction that can come with suggesting something different sometimes creates a swift response. There are many cases where challenging the status quo elicits a public flogging. In most cases, true innovation usually comes from outside an organization, not because outsiders are smarter, but because insiders have to get along with the other insiders. So as our local municipal and school board staff work through the current budgeting process, any savings they can find will be poured back into our community or our schools. I’m sure they have looked in every corner to find savings. With any luck, they may find a new way to save a few of our tax dollars. Before we respond with, “Why wasn’t that being done already?,” please stop and say, “Well done thank you” instead. I’ll be first in line to pat them on the back. I really should have done that before...

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April 11, 2012 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

It might not be photo-op worthy, but tunnel lighting needs work

Editor: After being injured in the George Massey Tunnel last year, I have pointed out deficiencies in this tunnel’s design. The existing lighting and approaches are inadequate and do not conform to modern guidelines. Visit in order to see current tunnel and overpass lighting criteria in use worldwide. No tunnels like ours are on this website as it has been obsolete for 30 years Current criteria take into account transition from daylight, reflectivity of tunnel walls, continuous lighting and proximity to interchanges as well as the “black widow effect” that measures the percentage of

a vehicle as seen against the tunnel exit. Modern lighting design eliminates the possibility of a small car unable to be seen behind a large truck (as was the case in my accident) I have compiled a list of cases heard in the Supreme Court of B.C. in which death and injury have occurred in the tunnel and it is appalling. Taking into account the damage to vehicles and lost time, the cost of this tunnel over its lifespan is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. My accident resulted in the write off of three vehicles. How much longer are the taxpayers who use this tunnel willing to tolerate the reckless neglect shown by ICBC the Ministry of

Transportation, TransLink and the Corporation of Delta by failing to address this issue? Perhaps it is time some enterprising law firm takes up this cause and files a class action suit on behalf of the motorists that have been killed and injured, had vehicles totaled or damaged, missed flights and appointments, not to mention the millions of dollars gone up in smoke by idling vehicles. I concur with Krishna Sangara Hayle’s letter of April 4 in which Lois Jackson’s inaction on this file is mentioned. Indeed, why do the voters return this ineffective mayor and council to power given their apparent disinterest?

Of course, making some simple improvements to the tunnel is not as exciting or sexy as building a new LRT line for Vancouver and there will probably be no great “photo-op” or ribbon cutting ceremony. It is just a small step to make life better and safer for us lowly citizens. As P.J. O’Rourke once said: “Everybody wants to save the world but nobody wants to help mom with the dishes.” Come on ICBC, Ministry of Transportation, TransLink and Delta. I know it’s boring and beneath your interest, but just this once, won’t you children help mom with the dishes? Mike McConnell

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River crossing on drawing board 40 years ago plans that we now drive on today. That same year we attended a GVRD social studies conference at SFU. Secondary schools from around the Lower Mainland attended to raise concerns they had for their areas. The representatives from the GVRD were there and said they were impressed with what they saw. Now comes the good

part: They showed us their future plans for a new crossing of the Fraser. This four-lane highway would continue from Knight Street at Westminster Highway and run straight south over the Fraser almost parallel to the tunnel. On the Delta side the highway would link up with highways 17 and 99 and River Road. To appease the concerns

of the farmers in Richmond, the plan was to have the highway elevated with the only Richmond on and off ramps being at Westminster Highway. That would have eased up the flow to the tunnel and given the truckers a more direct route to downtown Vancouver. Political will, or lack thereof, that is the question. Kevin Berryman

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Editor: Re: Lots of letters, but no solution for tunnel, letter to the editor, April 4 Krishna Sangara Hayle’s letter and frustration along with many, many other drivers going through the highly congested George Massey Tunnel desperately needs a solution. That solution is moving people through the tunnel or across the river without everyone taking their own personal, big, gas-guzzling vehicles with them. I am talking about a dramatic transformative plan for much improved public transit across the river connecting the communities of South Delta with ferry traffic, South Surrey with U.S./ Canada border to Richmond and Vancouver. How can this be done when Delta is still complaining about the loss of direct 601 bus to Vancouver due to speedy but indirect Canada Line? As Sangara Hayle says, what is needed is leadership and I will add a vision for change component is necessary if real

change is to happen. How can doing the same old thing of expanded roads for more cars be the answer? I thought many people were concerned about pollution problems through reliance on fossil fuels, not to mention the health problems now identified by a car-dependent population. Continuing and expanding the suburban car dependent model of our south of Fraser communities is outmoded past thinking. Let’s get with the program of ecological health for people and the environment. But how could an expanded transit system be paid for when there is such a row presently about TransLink funding? The first thing that’s needed is a clear intention for a new direction away from expansion of the old model of more roads and bridges. When we have done that, we can explore ways to begin to find new directions and solutions. Even small steps in a new direction take us to a

new place. For example, improved cycling routes over and through the river can make a difference. What has been the effect of the Canada Line and increased bus service south of the Fraser since the Vancouver Olympics encouraged everyone to take transit? I suspect, by the full buses and packed Canada Line, many cars are already off the road. Let’s begin to imagine a big, bold plan to re-invent suburban travel right here in south of the Fraser communities of Delta and Surrey along with Tsawwassen First Nation partnership. Let’s include B.C. Ferries, B.C. ministries of transportation, health and tourism along with the Canada border. For clarification, I agree the tunnel is in need of significant upgrade for seismic and driver safety, but the big solution is moving people without cars and I am willing to work with anyone for this greener, healthier vision for the future. Carol Vignale


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VICKI HUNTINGTON BRINGS HER CONSTITUENCY OFFICE TO TSAWWASSEN Friday, April 13th at KinVillage Community Centre 5430 - 10th Avenue 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Vicki Huntington and her Constituency Office assistantwill be in Tsawwassen to meet with residents in their ownlocal community. It’s as if Vicki moved her Ladner Officeto Tsawwassen for the day!

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Farmland turned into industrial wasteland by greed

Editor: Re: ‘War’ declared on Delta farmland, April 6 I am absolutely disgusted by the proposed land grab by those hoping to make huge sums of money by destroying what, in a metaphysical sense, belongs to all of us. It is our future and our future is being decided by unmitigated greed, plain and simple. Turning prime farmland into rail yards and an industrial wasteland is nothing short of criminal. A lot has already been said about the need to preserve our farmland in Delta for the future, a future that will include farmland all over the world being decimated because of poor farming practices, lack of water, overuse of pesticides and fertilizers, and continual pressure from development. At the risk of being called a “tree-hugger,” I would also like to point out the loss of usable land for our migrating birds. Birds rely on farmland heavily for shelter and forage. Can you image Delta without its snow geese, trumpeter swans, ducks and shorebirds? Can anyone put a price on the loss of our natural heritage? Valerie Fuller

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Editor: Re: ‘War’ declared on Delta farmland, April 6 It is unfortunate that the article regarding the optioned ALR lands singled out a particular farmer. That was never my intent and it is regrettable: I was replying to a specific question and in hindsight I wish I had declined to comment. I might also add the price offered by the developer is one that hopefully recognizes the value of the land should it come out of the Agricultural Land Reserve. While I may not want to see the land industrialized, were it to be so, at least the farmers should receive fair value for their holdings. Vicki Huntington Delta South MLA

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Big thanks to those behind small inventions BARBARA GUNN

LIVING MATTERS Forget the airplane and the Internet. In my mind, the best-ever inventions comprise the little things, the ones we take for granted. Consider the zipper. Sure, it doesn’t have the flash of a cellphone or the celebrity of a computer, but man, whoever invented it was brilliant. “I mean, who would have thought of it?” I ask my husband after I’ve pointed out how in awe I am of the little thing. “I mean, who would have thought about linking up all those little metal thingies, or even

designing all those little metal thingies?” The husband shrugged. “Maybe someone who couldn’t keep his pants up,” he replies. Then there are the other things: bank machines, stop signs, ice cream. All little. All brilliant. “And what about wheels on suitcases?” I ask the husband. “I mean, those were a little invention, but imagine how much easier they’ve made our lives.” “I think they’ve made life tougher for baggage handlers,” he observes. Perhaps. But how is it, I wonder, that suitcases existed for so long before someone thought — hello! — wouldn’t wheels on suitcases be a good idea? That someone deserves a medal. Then there’s Velcro,

about which I cannot say enough. And two-sided tape. And self-sealing envelopes. And Swiffers. And toilet brushes. “Can you even imagine life without toilet brushes?” I ask the husband. “No,” he says. “I don’t think I want to. Can you get me a beer?” Well, someone has to think about them. Someone like me. “And what about those sippy cups for kids?” I ask. “And disposable diapers, for that matter? And dimmer switches? And Post-It

Notes?” The husband looks at me, and gets up to get the beer which he notices will not be delivered to him by his wife. “Disposable diapers are bad for the landfill,” he says, walking into the kitchen. “Point taken,” I say. “So forget them. But what about weed eaters? Can you imagine how different our lives would have been if we didn’t have a weed eater?” The husband wanders back into the living room, and takes a swig of his bev-

erage. He glances outside, and sees that the sun is shining. “We should cut the lawn this weekend,” he says. “Yes,” I say. “We should. And when we do, we should be thinking of all those geniuses who’ve made our lives easier.” The husband nods, and flops down on the couch. Chances are, however, he will not be thinking zippers when he’s out there in the sun. That’s too bad, it seems to me. Without them, he’d be quite the sight.

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Hanging basket sale benefits SDSS Dry Grad South Delta Secondary Dry Grad is once again holding a hanging basket fundraiser. “It’s been going on for many years and we have always had great support by parents, teachers and the community,” says Ingrid Barnes, co-chair for the SDSS Dry Grad. Hanging baskets, patio planters, strawberries and herbs are available to order. Prices range from $20 to

$30. Dry grad is all about providing graduating students with a memorable graduation celebration in an environment that is safe as well as free from drugs and alcohol, Barnes notes. Organized by a parent committee, the event will be held at the South Delta Recreation Centre after the formal banquet and dance takes place in Vancouver. There is no charge to

the grad for the Dry Grad event as everything supplied for the night has been fundraised or created by the Dry Grad committee along with parent donations and the generous support of the business community, Barnes explains. Order forms for the hanging basket fundraiser are available at the school office or can be found online at http://sd.deltasd. (Click ‘SDSS Dry

Grad’ under the ‘Parents’ drop down menu) Order by May 3 for early bird prices. Orders will be available for pick up on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Shpak & Company, 163156th St. There will be a limited selection of plants available for same day sales. The cost will increase for the on-the day sales by $5.



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Rockers raise $9,000

A sold-out crowd rocked the night away on March 31 when rock and blues musicians got together at the KinVillage Community Centre in Tsawwassen to help raise funds to build a centre in Ladner for children with special needs. The Rockin’ for Reach benefit concert and dance raised just under $9,000 for Reach Child and Youth Development Society and its Building for Children Together project to construct a community-based child development centre in Ladner for children and youth with autism and developmental disabilities. The centre, which will be built on land provided by the Corporation of Delta at the edge of Memorial Park, will include therapy and counselling rooms, youth program areas, specialized lending libraries and an inclusive preschool with an accessible playground. It will also have an expanded community events room, meeting space for the Kinsmen Club and space for other organizations in the community supporting children and youth with special needs. Reach, along with its partner, the Kinsmen Club of Ladner/ Tsawwassen, is raising $4 million to build the centre. Young Tsawwassen musicians Carter Low and Tyson McIlroy opened the show captivating the crowd with their instrumental


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A18 The Delta Optimist April 11, 2012 In the Community

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Delta Hospital Foundation executive director Teresa Cooper is flanked by Tsawwassen Legion representatives Bob Wilkinson (left) and Terry Nylander.

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Donation by Tsaw. Legion aids in cardiac diagnosis Delta Hospital to use money to buy heart monitors

The Delta Hospital Foundation is excited to receive a $4,000 donation from the Tsawwassen Legion to help to purchase Holter monitors. The specialized equipment will allow Delta residents to be diagnosed for heart disease in their own community. Heart conditions are serious and require prompt diagnosis. The money donated by the Tsawwassen Legion to purchase Holter monitors will diagnose more people with heart rhythm disturbances, spe-

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cifically the cause of palpitations or dizziness. The Holter monitor is a small recording device that’s connected to a patient’s chest by small metal disks. Worn over a 24-hour period, the information gathered is downloaded to a computer and analyzed to find out what is causing the arrhythmia. Legion members Bob Wilkinson and Terry Nylander presented Delta Hospital Foundation executive director Teresa Cooper with the cheque.

“Throughout their support of our hospital, the Legion’s generosity has allowed for the newest equipment to provide the best health care in Delta,” said Cooper. “This donation for the monitors will help the residents of Delta stay in our community for heart related diagnosis procedures close to their families.” The foundation raises funds to provide access to the best medical services close to home. Since 1988, it has raised over $23 million.

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April 11, 2012 The Delta Optimist A19 In the Community

’50s fashion in style at Night for the Museum Fourth annual fundraiser set for McKee this Saturday Are you familiar with the Nifty ’50 era of lively music, fashion-trendy poodle skirts, bobby socks, neck scarves, the introduction of that “little black dress” and box-veiled hats, leather jackets and stovepipe pants? Well, the Delta Museum and Archives Society is providing an opportunity to have some fun with those retro styles. It will be hosting its fourth annual fashion show fundraiser, Night for the Museum, this Saturday evening showcasing 1950s vintage fashions as well as many current fashions generously provided by Delta merchants. Come in a 1950s costume for an opportunity to strut your stuff on the runway with the models. Prizes will be presented for the top three costumes. This fun, family-friendly evening is being held at McKee Seniors’ Recreation

Centre, 5155-47th Ave., Ladner. Doors open at 7 p.m. to allow guests attending in costume the opportunity to register for the

runway walk and a chance to view and bid on the fabulous selection of silent auction items donated by local businesses and supporters. Models hit the runway at 7:30 p.m. The entertainment at intermission will include a PowerPoint presentation to take those in attendance back to the golden days of the ‘50s, accompanied by popular music from that

era. Special vintage clothing will also be on display to help set the mood. Tickets, which are $20 for adults and $5 for school age children, can be purchased in Ladner at the Delta Museum, the Delta Archives, Angela’s Boutique, Buttercups Children’s Boutique, Elite Repeat, Grapes 4 U, South Coast Casuals and Stillwater Sports. In Tsawwassen they’re available at Culture Craze, John Michael Menswear and X-Treme Clothing. Funds raised from this event will support the ongoing development of the Delta Museum, located in the heart of Ladner Village at 4858 Delta St. For further information or to reserve tickets, call 604-946-9322 or visit www.

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The top-seeded Vancouver Canucks open their first round National Hockey League playoff series against the L.A. Kings tonight at Rogers Arena. This marks the second time in three years Vancouver will take

on Los Angeles in the first round, with the Canucks winning in six games in the 2009-10 playoffs. The Optimist asked:

How will the Canucks do in the playoffs?

Garry Brimson We’ve got to win it this year.

Andrew Eccleton I think they might make it to the Stanley Cup but they won’t win it. They’ll go far.

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

Ralph Bausenhaus [They’ll beat] the Kings in five. That’s all I know for now.

What do you think about the demise of the penny? • 54.17 per cent said it’s a good move. • 29.17 said it’s a bad move.

87% of men in South Delta... 91% of those with kids in South Delta... 94% of University Graduates in South Delta... 90% of households earning 50K or more in South Delta...

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In special 2010 erty is currently YOUR rising contemplat school district isn’t FILE PHOTO GYARMATIm of Delta to Vancouver following the meeting. out of Tsawwassen, the study to conduct a transportation study. to make s Green Zone a want to make with a projected costs combined board council of 56th ing Street and 12th Avenue is at in 59different BY SANDOR Group hopes found there’s school he’s disappointe Voice Vancouver’ district is still in the but it’s not The busiest junction, according A traffic study found the intersection cuts almost books, as well Harvie told Jackson, who a significant At the committee’s decline of The areas and not The Centurymeeting sent back,imbal34 full-time closures but great sgyarmati@de students has been per cent capacity. density hous127 Lois the municihas Livable as the regional high to its special positions impact Delta’s Mayor have directors, be because assistance to the findings, is the intersection ance in that a large percentage of last week at municipal hall, Dave for 1,900 eliminated needs the updating on one particular deficit tabbed will at $4 million. board of setback with it and due to aresidents nt proposal group of kids,” major have ofbuild process of one-third of dealing of budget shortfall. $4 million are “unavoidab learning resources chairs Metro’s municipalitiesTurner Avenue (59 per cent). Tsawwassen use transit residents are employed outside the of Highway 17 and 56th Street Halcrow Engineering units on The developme ing hasn’t been Secretary the concepts intendent Garnetsaid acting superpality has been tossed Region Plan. Harvie said it See using growth agreed, saying at 72 per cent capacity. Among Turner said it’s not recommendwhile 93 per cent use their cars community. The population is also they’re provided an update on the studydedicating The district The cuts alsole.” and Page Miller said treasurer Michelle the Southlands Ayres. CAO Georgeregional plan likely to abide by the regional what the Southlands made while Ayres and include a reducit is that the other busier junctions are 5 balancing Century Group . andanyway. budget for tion in elementary proposed ed to allow intersections to reach during peak its periods. aging manythink of those motorists completed urbanism,by the end part of the books will come new back to the it’s not clear that will be the 2010/11 by Delta for “I provided the several senior staff appears a new into effect until to urban agriculture from 3 year public ian time, teacher teacher-librarschool strategy and will be for the district be be retired, Turner said, noting at 16th Avenue (69 90 per cent capacity or higher. will of next month. pageStreet Optimist with cuts and another$3.1 million in 42 per cent NDS56th won’t be considered yesterday, See TRAFFIC page land would 3 overview wouldn’t come time assigned criteria an SOUTHLA includes ts to theNoting itThe to secondary per cent) and 56th Street at 12th He said only seven per cent of of population will will examine limpacts y. 40 per cent of theSee $900,000 from agricultura made by reductions which the time being. 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Easter on parade

A22 The Delta Optimist April 11, 2012

Jenna McKaig, 4, and brother Trenton, 2, (top left) were all decked out and ready for the Ladner Business Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Easter Parade and egg hunt in Ladner Village last Sunday. Tim Blewett, 3, (bottom right) was also ready for the parade, which was led by the Delta Police Pipe Band to Memorial Park for the egg hunt.

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April 11, 2012 The Delta Optimist A23 Coming Events Clubs & Groups $The South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets every second Wednesday at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen. The next meeting is on April 11. Open to all levels of therapeutic touch and any one interested in an introduction to this healing modality. For more info. and to register please call Frances 604948-1652 or Selena 604952-4175. $This spring, the Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club welcomes new members of all ages. If you would like to know more about bowling on grass, and why we are so enthusiastic about our sport, come to the club’s Open House on Saturday, April 14, any time between noon and 2 p.m. If your interest is piqued, you may choose to sign up for coaching later in the month. The club is located on the north side of Winskill Park, next to the artificial turf playing field. $Behind the Cover is set for Monday, April 16 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. Adults are invited for some informal, fun and thought-provoking book talks. Let our Information Services staff introduce you to some new authors. Drop in. $If you would like to know more about “Urban Gardening” which in other words means growing vegetables or flora on your balcony, patio or window boxes, you should attend the Evergreen Garden

Club’s lecture conducted by Andrea Bellamy on the subject of “Guerrilla Gardening” on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Kin House, 5050-47th Ave., Ladner. Contact: Terry Findley, 604943-5250. $The Boundary Bay Quilters Guild invites you to attend our meeting on Tuesday, April 17. Our guest speaker Heidi Lund of ‘Sewfiber Inspirations’ is from Washington. We meet at the Sacred Heart Gym, 3900 Arthur Drive in Ladner. Doors open at 6:30 pm and our meetings are from 7-9 pm. Guests are always welcome for a $5 entrance fee. For more information: or call 604-948-0692. $The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit, fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people will hold its next General Meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 18 in The Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Our speaker, Roger Emsley, will present his views on Port Metro developments. Guests welcome. Please call Dick Williams at 604940-6542 for information. $Deltassist is pleased to announce that MP Jinny Sims will be conducting a Town Hall meeting focusing on issues affecting seniors in our community at 9097- 120th St., Delta, on April 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information go to: www.deltassist. com/news.html

$South Delta Newcomers & Alumni meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. in the Kiwanis Longhouse, 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen. The club is for all women who have moved to Ladner, Tsawwassen or Point Roberts, to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. Join us Thursday, April 19th for a Fashion Show from South Coast Casuals. For more information please call Marie at (778) 434-2090. $Bears, bears, bears! Photojournalist John Gordon presents striking photos — taken at Canada’s only grizzly bear sanctuary in B.C.’s Khutzeymateen Valley — at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., on Thursday, April 19, 7 - 8 pm. $Basic Tax Preparation is offered to low-income families, couples and individuals at Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., Delta on Thursdays until April 19 from 10 a.m. - noon. To register, please call Robbin at 604-940-1186 after 3:30 p.m. weekdays. $Tsawwassen Tennis Club invites you to join us on the courts for the Opening Breakfast 2012 on April 22, 9 a.m. - noon. $5 includes breakfast. 286 English Bluff Road. More information at www.tsawwassentennisclub. com. Seniors $The Kin Jam band invites everyone to listen and/or dance to their music the second and fourth Tuesday of each week from 1:30

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to 3:30 pm. At KinVillage Community Centre. Admission is free. Fund Raisers $Talent Showcase by Miss World Canada Delegate Kiana Passmore @ the Tsawwassen Arts Centre is scheduled for April 21. Doors at 6:30 and the show starts at 7 p.m. A fundraiser for Variety, the night will be full of raffles, door prizes, silent auction goods and entertainment. Tickets are $12 at the door. Looking for silent auction goods and donations. Email for more information or to purchase tickets. $IODE Boundary Bay Chapter invites bridge enthusiasts to a Bridge and Afternoon Tea fundraiser on Wednesday, April 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, Ladner. Tickets are $10 per person and can be obtained by contacting Frances at 604943-1119 or Diane at 604948-3198. All proceeds go towards local charities. Special Events $A Delta Parks Recreation and Culture Children’s

Swap Meet will be held at the South Delta Recreation Centre on April 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are looking for clothing, toys and/or other items for your children, this is the place to buy them! Admission is free. There will be loads of goodies for those bargain hunters who want to purchase books, baby accessories and clothes, as well as opportunities to rent tables and sell your gently used items. Call 604-952-3000 to reserve a table. $There will be a bike drop-off Saturday, April 14 at Sacred Heart School parking lot on Arthur Drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Have bicycles the kids have outgrown or adult bikes just collecting dust? don’t toss them to the curb. Hollyburn Family Services will help get them into the hands of children and youth in the Vancouver area who don’t currently have access to them. Email for more info. Arts $South Delta Artists Guild March/April show “Bloomin Art” For the home and garden enthusiasts, come and select a painting or sculpture for

your home or garden. Come enjoy the spring theme. Longhouse Gallery 1710 56th St., Tsaw. The gallery is open Thursday-Sunday 11am-4pm. Check out the workshop for a variety of art classes. $The Delta Concert Band and KinVillage Community Centre invite you to a Swing into Spring concert of show tunes from 2:30 to 3:30 on Saturday, April 21. Admission by donation. KinVillage Community Centre 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. $Lift Every Voice - an Ecumenical musical service is set for Sunday, April 22, starting at 7 p.m. at the South Delta Baptist Church. By donation to the Community Fund of Faith. All are welcome. The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).

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Ice Hawks open tourney with big test

Pacific International Junior Hockey League champions begin play at Cyclone Taylor Cup tomorrow against Beaver Valley Nitehawks BY


The Delta Ice Hawks won’t have to wait long to gauge their chances of winning gold at the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial junior “B” hockey championships. The Pacific International Junior Hockey League champions open the four team tournament tomorrow afternoon (3 p.m.) in Abbotsford against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The Fruitvale based team was a dominant force in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, cruising to a 42-7 regular season record then capturing the playoff banner, capped by a four game sweep of Kelowna in the finals. The Nitehawks averaged nearly six goals per game during the regular season, led by 20year-old Chris Derochie who had 101 points in 52 games. Two other players were also near the century mark while nine averaged a point per game or more. The Ice Hawks will then face the host Abbotsford Pilots on Friday (7:30 p.m.), in a rematch of the PIJHL finals, before closing out round-robin play Saturday (3 p.m.) against Vancouver Island champion Victoria Cougars. The provincial capital squad rolled through the Island playoffs, winning eight on nine games, after going 36-5-0-1 in the regular season. The teams with the two best round-robin records will meet in the gold medal game Sunday afternoon (3 p.m.). All games will




The Delta Ice Hawks and Abbotsford Pilots will get reacquainted with each other when they meet on Friday night during round-robin play at the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial junior “B” championships. The tournament wraps up on Sunday with all games being played at MSA Arena in Abbotsford. take place at MSA Arena. Since winning the PIJHL title, the Ice Hawks coaching staff have been busy breaking down game film of their two unfamiliar opponents, knowing there is no room for surprises or slow starts in this kind of format. Head coach Dave McLellan says he will be leaning on his experience when he helped guide the Burnaby Express to the RBC Cup national junior “A” championship back in 2006.

“You can’t go into it with a seven game series mentality or thinking you are just going to run and gun your way past every team,” he said. “We are making sure the boys will be prepared for each opponent. Beaver Valley looks impressive and all these teams play a different style and we will be ready for it.” Delta’s run to the PIJHL title saw different players step up at critical times in each of its three series wins, something that should

bode well in a tournament format. “I do think we set up well for this,” continued McLellan. “We are not really counting on two or three players that other teams can key on and shut down. I do know we will keep playing a physical brand of hockey and hopefully the break that we have enjoyed will benefit that part of our game.” The Ice Hawks will be back at full strength for the tournament with 20-year-old power forward Mitch Pacey now eligible to

return after serving a two week suspension for a hit to the hit the head that cost him most of the finals. The winner of the Cyclone Taylor Cup will represent B.C. at the Keystone Cup Western Canadian Championships, slated for Saskatoon, April 19-22. The Ice Hawks lone Cyclone Taylor Cup win was in 2006. They went on to finish third at the Westerns which were hosted by Campbell River that year.

Tsawwassen softball standout invited to Team Canada tryout camp ing season at Drexel University in Philadelphia where she earned a full ride scholarship after growing up through the Delta Heat organization. The senior catcher/left fielder currently leads the Dragons in RBI (24) and home runs (seven) while Paige Collings

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batting .299 with a .517 slugging percentage. Collings is one of three players from Delta invited to the tryout camp, joining veteran and 2008 Olympian Jennifer Yee, along with pitcher Jocelyn Cater. ‘We are pleased to

be finalizing selection camp plans and expect a very competitive camp in June’ stated Senior Women’s National Team head coach Mark Smith. “We have a strong veteran core returning and a number of young players who are capable of challenging for positions on the senior roster.”



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Paige Collings will be looking to spend her second straight summer wearing Canadian colours. The softball standout from Tsawwassen is among 26 players invited to attend the national women’s team selection camp, slated for June 15-22 in Oklahoma City. The 21-year-old is enjoying another outstand-

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South Delta #3 Midget hockey team

Midget team rebounds from early loss to capture league championship banner performance to secure top place and they did just that in a convincing 9-3 victory over Cloverdale. The team includes: Arjun Bains, Brycen Jacobi, Cameron Bower, Corey Friesen, Conner Jang, Riley Jang, David Cook, Derek Wheater, Matthew King, Matthew Purcell, Michael Thompson, Quin Lattimer, Reece Griffing, Stuart Graf, Thomas Buckley; and goalies Derrian Kinney and Garret Holmes. The team was coached by Gary Kinney and Ken Thompson. The manager was Tammi Lim.


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The South Delta #3 Midget hockey team overcame a tough season opening loss to win eight of its next nine games and capture the league championship. The locals outshot their Semiahmoo opponent 52-19 in their league opener but still came out on the short end of a 3-2 score. South Delta was able to rebound and soon found itself in a battle for top spot thanks to a 4-2 victory over another Semiahmoo team that had entered the contest without a loss. With one game remaining, the players knew they had to come up with a a clutch

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In his 96th year with loving family by his side, Tom passed peacefully in hospital to join the love of his life Eileen (passed 2004). He was predeceased by sisters Grace Hansen and Hilda Hart. An extraordinary Father whose life experiences enriched everyone he touched. He shall be deeply missed by his children Bill (Liz) and Judy (Skip), Grandchildren Roy, Debbie (Tom), Heather (Brandon), Fraser, and Cameron, Great grandchildren Liam, Myles, Cailean, Bronwyn and, beloved pup ’Molson’. His work as Foreman Shipwright and Superintendant of the B.C. Forest Service Maintenance Depot (1940-1980) caused so many to admire and respect his craftsmanship and knowledge. Tom was a true gentleman who respected and encouraged those in all walks of life. His interests were passionate and deeply researched, inspiring many. You shall always be with us Dad, and ‘Bye Jingle’ we will remember you with everlasting love. A memorial service will be arranged at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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MCGUINNESS, John Francis Sep 24, 1930 - Mar 30, 2012 John Francis McGuinness (JFMcG) was born in Liverpool, England and passed away peacefully at home in Surrey BC at the age of 81. He is survived by his loving wife Grace, his children Vivienne (Dave Boardman), Laurie(Cathy), Clare (David Pattison), Bill (Elizabeth) and Susie(Nelson Baziuk), and grandchildren Cathy, Jenny, Philip, Sarah, Tessa, Sam, Jack, Michael, Mark, John and James, and great grandchildren Manny, Otis and Dylan.

Mary passed away suddenly and peacefully surrounded by her daughters, Della Henderson (John) and Judi Morier (Pierre), and her wonderful friends at KinVillage. Mary was predeceased by her husband Albert, son Darrol and her siblings, Anne, Michael, William and Della. Mary was born in Fairlight, Saskatchewan and spent her early years filled with music and sports in Plumas, Manitoba. She married in Esquimalt where she and Ab started their family at Naden. Mary was a very active mother, involved with her children in music, dance and swimming. She became an Area Commissioner in Girl Guides, organizing years of camps at the Sooke Potholes. Mary also worked in the Bay’s china department. Ab and Mary were avid ballroom dancers in Victoria and entertained a wide circle of friends at their home on Shawnigan Lake. They spent their winters in Hawaii. Mary will be missed by her friends and family for her sharp wit, great sense of humour and boundless energy. Mary’s sparkling presence and piano skills endeared her to her Tsawwassen friends where she lived after Ab passed away. Everyone remembers her closet of amazing clothes and megawatt smile. At nearly 96, Mary was still a strong advocate for the current garden redesigning at Kin Court. She spent many hours fulfilling her passion for gardening. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to: Kin Village Association (for the garden fund), 5410 – 10th Avenue, Delta, BC, V4M 3Y9. By request, no service will be held.

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Dan Saidock born August 2nd 1964, passed away suddenly. Survived by sons Travis and Pearce, mother Donna family and friends. Service April 14th at Cascade Community Church, 35190 DeLair Road Abbotsford, time 2:00 pm Celebration of life to follow at 4:00 pm At Stration Community Club, 4698 Sumas Mountain Road Abbotsford. We will miss you Dan, Father, son, brother, uncle and friend.

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Passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital on Saturday, April 7th, 2012. Lovingly remembered by his wife Eileen; his children Susan and Brian, Sandra, Bonnie, Jack and Denny; his six grandchildren Dina, Scott, Matt, Jake, Adam, Laura; and his three great-grandchildren Samantha, Cole, and Jaxson. Predeceased by his sisters Shirley and Claire. Born in Calgary, Alberta on March 11th and moved to Vancouver where he attended Magee High School. He joined the RCAF in 1941. He married the love of his life Eileen Victoria Carter in 1943. They moved to Delta in 1949 where Dick ran Ferguson Motors, the Ford Dealership in Ladner. He was the Charter President of the Ladner Rotary Club. In 1968 Dick became a realtor in Tsawwassen. Dick and Eileen moved from Delta to White Rock in 1981. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.

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A Special Thank You to Dr. Hopper, Gillian and all the staff at Huff Animal Hospital! We are so very grateful for the wonderful care you gave to Tuffy Troubles these last 16 years. Words are not enough to thank you for your kindness and compassion towards our family member during her last few days.

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Born in Vancouver, BC, on August 15, 1934, Mike passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour in Langley, BC, on April 7, 2012. Predeceased by his first wife Gwen and by his sister, Joan MacDonald, he will be lovingly remembered by his second wife Dorothy Dearing, children Cathy (Tom) Collinson, Judy (Keith) McKenzie, Jack (Karyn), and Barb Martens; grandchildren Michael, Steven, Benjamin, Jonathan, Joshua, Matthew and Abigail; and by his siblings Nancy Maze, Wendy (Ronnie) Ward and David (Chris) Lofting. Mike worked for more than forty years as an Insurance Claims Adjuster for Zurich Insurance, Maxwell-Smith Insurance, Lofting and Associates, and other companies. During his 37 years at South Delta Baptist Church, he volunteered as Treasurer and as a leader in the Boy’s Christian Service Brigade group. Also during this time, Mike served as a board member for several groups including Camp Qwanoes, the Delta Junior Band, the ALS Society and NAIM. A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held at South Delta Baptist Church, 1988-56th Street, Delta, BC, on Monday, April 16th at 1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be much appreciated. On-line condolences may be placed at

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Plants & Trees

6FT 5’’ HOYA PLANT STARTING it’s pretty pink blooms for the year . will flower until OCT/NOV likes South / East exposure only afternoon sun to hot.Has about 9 roots and may be repotted to make more. VERY HEALTHY.Has a beautiful brown ceramic pot and SQ water dish . This is a plant for high ceiling foyers or bright open entrances in an office or waiting area . Wanting $350.00 /// Worth $550.00 Call: (604) 946-1926 email:


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GLASS Table & 4 Chairs $475, Chinese Rug 15’x10’ wool $750. 604-948-9862

MAYTAG DRYER, works good, free for pick up. Call 604-946-8071

MOVING SALE! 6 antique carved oak dining room chairs, some need upholst. $3000. Small square pedestal type coffee/end table, marble top, $100. Many other items, large and small call for details. 604-943-1458


Sell it in the Classifieds


Garage Sale Ladner


Sunday, April 15th 9am-1pm 4543 - 46B Street

Lots of household misc. incl full set of men’s goalie eq. Tsaw

GARAGE SALE FRIDAY Apr 13, 4:30-7:30 Sat. Apr 14, 9am-12noon

5690 Goldenrod Cres. 25 year clearout!!


Garage Sale


Estate & Garage Sale

Sat April 14, 8-Noon

887 50B St

Rain or Shine, No Early Birds! Tsawwassen, Beach Grove

★ ESTATE SALE ★ Sat April 14th ★ 9-1

1706 58th St

Household Items, Nick Nacks, patio swing, picnic table, lots of items. etc. etc.

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds every Weekend for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area!

Follow the garage sale trail every weekend in

The Delta Optimist Classifieds Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad



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

CKC REG lab retriver pups black & yellow. Field champion stock. Shots, dew claws removed, wormed. $1,000. 604-454-8643 Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

STD SCHNAUZER 1 puppy 30 lbs, NON shed, hypo allergenic, family oriented 604-826-5846

MEXICAN TEACUP Chihuahuas $900.00 each. Also, five chichi pups and 1 mini -dashie pup @ $600.00. Call: (604) 707-0314 or email:



BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies Two females left. Vet checked and ready for new homes. Langley. $950 Call: (778) 241-5504

PIT BULL TERRIER SHOW & WEIGHT PULL Sat, April 14th @ Harmsworth Hall, 232nd St & #1 Hwy, Langley. All pittys welcome. Details 604-227-0469 or 604-226-6669


BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $600 Mission 1-604-814-1235

PUG X Jack Russell pups home raised bottle fed, grt with kids, paper trained beautiful colouring, nice markings, 1st shots ready for April 14 $475. Ph 604-794-3111

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

Pet Services

LABRADOODLES creams & choc’s, vet checked, dewormed, reg’s parents. $650. 604-845-4951

SHIH TZU puppies, male & female, $500. Ph 1-604-861-1477 or 1-604-793-3870 - Chilliwack

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Business Opps/ Franchises

PET’S STAIN & SCRATCH on Wood, Granite, Stone, Grout? Call FIN Wood Stone Tile CARE 778-889-7106, member BBB A+

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 3563 (18+) $3.19/min.

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


Accounting/ Bookkeeping


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You are invited to a Public Open house hosted by MK Delta Lands Group and its professional consulting team to discuss the potential future for MK Delta Land’s 89 acre site, located at 10770 72nd Avenue. MK Delta Lands Group wishes to discuss future mixed uses that may best serve the community of North Delta. The community is invited to drop in any time from 5-8pm. A 15-minute presentation summarizing the understanding of the site will be made at 7pm.

Real Estate Services


For Sale by Owner


Legal/Public Notices

DIAL-A-LAW: Access free information on BC law. 604-687-4680; 1.800.565.5297; (audio available). LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: Need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1.800.663.1919.

Build Results


Industrial/ Commercial

Commercial Property Kingsway BBY, 5% return, good investment. Price $1,595K. 604-324-0655

ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for Free!

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SELLING /BUYING Serving you for 28 years Call 604-644-0141

673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chwk lovely 1280sf 3br 1.5ba 1/2 duplex, lg lot, view $249,000 792-9287 id5511 Sry Centre ground level 1500sf 2br 2ba 45+ twnhouse $254,900 868-7716 id5516

THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892


Houses - Sale

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Condos/ Townhouses



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Out Of Town Property

RURAL NOVA SCOTIA water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. 1.902.522.2343


Recreation Property

Langley/ Aldergrove

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Sunshine Coast

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914



HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, future developement, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655


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LANGLEY Park Like Setting newly renod, air conditoning, seniors 2 BR double wide, ample decks/storage, 5 mins from shops and hospital. Electrical certified. $48,500. 604-534-2997


New Westminster

1 BR. Uptown New West condo. Best price on MLS! Reduced to $155,000. 650 square feet. Fully renovated! Big bright rooms. Dog okay. 4 S.S. applis. Pool, new floors, prkg. 7 blocks to New West Skytrain stn. Call Cindy Gering at 604-779-1292, Royal Lepage.

Mobile Homes

CULTAS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785


1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, $88,000. (furnished) 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510



604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

NANAIMO BUSINESSES For Sale. Candy store with great volume $149,900; Bagel shop kitchen equipment $75,000; Other businesses too; 1-800-779-4966; 1-250-802-3650; Rob Boyle, Coast Realty Group;

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SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.


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CHILDCARE Available (SAHM) Looking to take on another child. Clean, loving home, lots of toys. Kathy 604-940-9178





Other Areas BC

NANAIMO HOME FOR SALE 351 Woodhaven Dr; wonderful lake view; 3900 sq. ft. $498,000 Other homes also available. 1-800-779-4966; 1-250-802-3650; Rob Boyle, Coast Realty Group;

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MUST SELL!!! $217,000. 200ft ocean front. Hardy Island, 10 acres, sheltered bay, deep moorage, drilled well, septic approved, 5 min ot BC Ferry term, prop/fuel delivery, cell/internet, reasonable offers only. Call Rick 604-582-6907 or 604-230-8117

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300


The Delta Optimist April 11, 2012

RENTALS Apartments & Condos



2 BDRM 308-1175-55 St Delta laminate fl. 1 yr. lease, dam. deposit May 1/12 No pets, no smoking $1,400/mo. Ref. needed. elevator, sec.prk.


Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL Large Studio $695, NOW Studio, $685, May 1 1 Bedroom, $810, May 1 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733


BRAND NEW Condo, Cordova, Vancouver downtown, 1 bdrm facing waterfront & mountains. $1400/m, NOW, 778-316-4493

TSAWWASSEN VILLA 2 br apt. $1066, incld dw, balc, prkg, h/w & heat, cat neg. avail avail May 1, 604-880-5391


Houses - Rent

3BDRM/1.5BTH Ladner references a must No Pets $1,800 Monthly. email: 1BDRM/1BTH Avail Now! 5467 15B AVE / Tsawwassen Centre Area $920 Call: (604) 325-3990 email: LADNER COUNTRY home, delux 3BR, garage, ns/np, refs, May 1, $1800 Tom 604-943-1927


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Collectibles & Classics

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49’x171’lot, Exc investment. $888/M

TSAW EXEC 3 br, 2nd flr crnr,3 ba, all ammens, incl ldry, fp, heat, np, no bbq, $1900 604-943-6163


TSAWWASSEN COURT 2 Br $925 new reno, grd flr, quiet, Incl heat/hw. 604-250-5390




Duplexes - Rent

Ladner, Lrg 1300sf, 3 BR, 2ba, 5 appls, lrg deck, carport, np/ns, ref’s, $1375, Apr 1, 604-271-8841



TSAWWASSEN Shawnigan 1 bedroom suites available with in-suite storage. Building is located on bus route and within walking distance of shopping centre. For more info please call 604-306-1499 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 included at Tsawwassen Terrace. Kelly/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

LANGLEY - 4 - 20159 68th Ave, TOWNHOUSE, 3bd, bright, quiet, family end unit, garage...$1,488/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663

TWSA, stunning 4 BR, 3bath family home, like new, hw/tile flrs, delux kitch, granite counter, high end appls, lrg deck for entertaining, lrg back yrd, 2 lvls, 2 master’s with enste, 1 on each level, perfect for a family with teenager or relative, quiet safe street, walk to schools, high end rental $3400/mo + util, NS, min yr lease, long term preferred. Pets considered. Apr 1, 604-818-7106 WROCK Oceanview, furn, 2/4BR, nr 99, 7 appls, clean, bright, dbl garage, large deck, ns/np, $2400/mo, May 1, 604-327-9597


Space for Lease

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

Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203

LADNER 1 and 2 bedroom suites available in quiet well maintained buildings Rent includes 2 appl, carpets, drapes, heat and h/w. To view please call 604-454-4469

Evergreen Lane

Bachelor, 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 604-454-4469


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 604-868-9453 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required



NICELY FURN room avail, suits n/s prof. shrd kitchen/bath, own TV, internet, cable, $525 incl utils, avail now. 604-943-3744


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, large, Tsaw. Avail April 1st, inste w/d, 5 appl, ns np, $850 incl utilities. 604-943-3567 2 BR, 1200sf, updated, ground level entry, yard, gas fp, hi ceiling, wd, np ns, $1090 +utils, cable/net incld, NOW, Tsaw. 604-229-2125 3 BR central Tsaw, upper level, large yard & deck, newer kitchen, shared w/d & util, avail May 1st. $1450. 778-882-1832 3 BR grd level, 2 priv ent, Ladner, nr Elementry, High Schl & bus, np $1150 + 1/2 util. May 1, Legal ste, 778-899-5546 btwn 9am - 8pm GORGEOUS 1BR luxury, modern, Best Ocean View on Bluff, priv patio, h/wd, fp, w/d, prefer 1 ns, 1 cat ok, refs, avail Now, $1200 incl, Tsaw. 604-789-4033 LADNER NEWLY reno’d 1 bdrm ste, $800 incl utils, ns np, avail Immediately 778-227-8306



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1 photo ad, 3 lines. 1 online ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel, for up to one year.

jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at Call 604-307-0201

1996 BENTLEY, 1 owner, only 73,000 km, just serviced, collector plates, immac. $31,800. 604-987-3876. D#24627

Wanted To Rent

COUPLE WITH small dog would like to rent a cottage or house, 2 bdrm 2 bath, Tsaw or Ladner area 250-263-7747 LOCAL PROFESSIONAL person looking for a Tsaw downstairs suite with some storage for hand tools. Landscape handyman avail for neg. rent. Apr 15th or May 1. Please call Ray V. 604-760-8121

Need a New Place?

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367


2009 CHEV Aveo LT 9,000 km, auto, s/roof, pwr window, tilt, a/c, 1 owner $11,500 604-858-5824

03 Chevy Cavalier

1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574 2005 CHEV Cavalier, auto, 2 dr, a/c, 93,000 kms, new brakes & tires, Duralubed since new, $4250 obo. 604-986-2430 Email:

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier $3800 Very well maintained excel cond. Loaded auto trans. auto windows and mirrors, air conditioning. Only 109,000 kms Call : 604 222-8433 Email :

2007 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER. Grey convertible! 84,000 km. 4 new snow tires, & summer tires at 75% tread. Recent tune-up. All receipts. $7,500. 604-936-5859


Luxury Cars

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-626-1742

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2010 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 custom, 5200km, mint, extras, wrty. $7000, 604 556-8862


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2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email:


Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583


1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

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1996 HONDA Accord EX, all records, 185K, 1 owner, immac, $2999 obo,604-940-1053 Ladner




Services & Repairs 1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, 181K, exc cond, reliable, air cared. $1750 obo. 778-881-6478

J & L Tri City Truck Services Ltd. 2320 Rogers Avenue Coquitlam. Service & Repairs on all Makes of Heavy Duty Trucks & Trailers. Licenced Mechanics 604 544-1115 or 778 836-2119


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1987 Nissan, ext, 5 speed, 4cyl, $2350. 1998 Forrester, 5 speed, 4 wheel, $2450, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

2004 GMC Envoy XUV 96,500 k, silver, 1 owner v6 4.2l a/cared/ 2013 $14,500 604.318.9890

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $8,000. 778-227-2010

2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $10,900. 604-839-6253

2004 NISSAN Xterra, 130,000 km, Tow Package, no accids, one owner, $9,800obo. 604-523-2176 2006 VW Golf 4-door, 2.0L auto, 77,000 km, books/records, as new. $10,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $25,900. 604-999-4097


Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

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

1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2008 CHRYSLER 300 Touring $12,500. (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc,ca # 8291


1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

2009 YAMAHA 250 V-STAR, 1500km, backrest & rack, $3800 obo. 2008 CHEVROLET Impala 93K $9,100 (604) 835-7655 # 8291

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

THE SCRAPPER 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

9130 2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

Scrap Car Removal

ALEX’S TOWING FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH for some complete cars OPEN 24 hrs includes holidays MIKE 604-872-0109


Only 59,600 kms!! 2 door, 5 spd, 2.2L ecotech engine; runs perfect! Has remote start and CD player. Very clean car-inside out. Excellent on gas and very reliable! Aircared with no accidents. Asking $5300 obo 604-999-4098


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

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $54,900. Call 604-889-2525

We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.630.3300



1982 EXCALIBUR Phaeton Totally done! The best in North America. $69,000. 604-240-9098

Office/Retail Rent

★ TSAWWASSEN Office/Commercial space 786 -1658 sq ft.

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1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra


2005 FORD F350 Lariet loaded, diesel, auto, 4x4, 5th whl equip, 242k, $15,900. 604-819-6886

2007 DODGE Ram 3500 Diesel $31,900 (604) 835-7655 # 8291

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,795 obo. 778-242-2018

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Call 778-882-4128






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



Advanced Concrete Enhancements Limited

Placing, Finishing, Specializing in Stamped Concrete, Overlays, Acid Staining, Counter Tops, faux Rock (Waterfall and Ponds)

# 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774



Dave: 604-940-1125 Cell: 604-220-3145



Commercial Residential SANDY

946-8460 or 202-8319

DRYWALL. Low prices, good clean work. Fast & reliable. Residential & Commercial. Mike 604-789-5268



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

EXCAVATING & BOBCAT SERVICES • Garage Teardowns • Demolition • Driveway Widening • Concrete & Asphalt Removal • Landscape Removal • Yard Leveling & Clean Up • Digging & Trenching • Dirt Removal • Retaining Wall • 10-40 Yard Disposal Bins

604-306-8599 # 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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


Sports & Imports


CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373



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



CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570



2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299




1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141



10 000 DSoil li Mix i A • Garden • • • • • • • •


Lawn & Turf Blends Super Natural TopSoil Composted Black Bark #1 100% Fir Bark Mulch Top Dressing Blends Sand, Gravel & Rock Miracle Mix Soil Hydroseeding Contractor OPEN 7 DAYS ‘til 7pm



888 8881

• We’re in the Big Green Trucks


LARRY’S CLEANUP: Rubbish, cleanups, yard waste, gutters... est 25 yrs. 604-649-9600



ADVANTAGE HEATING Furnaces/Boilers Repair/Replace 24hr Service,Financing Available 604-940-0008 Visa/MC/Amex




over 25 years experience call Lance:

1994 FLEETWOOD Terry 2.5 Trailer, exc cond, but req some roof work, $2000. 604-534-2346 2001 27 ft Ford Class C RV, tow pack, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, 82K,as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322


Lawn & Garden

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

paving stones, concrete fences, arbors, sheds retaining walls decks, railings, stairs lawn installation

renovations interior exterior kitchens, bathrooms doors, windows hardiboard, cedar siding

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email:


RV/Camper Rentals

2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

• Residential / Commercial • Rotary / Reel Cutting • Trimming • Edging • Complete Fetilizing Programs • Aeration/Power Raking • Hedge Trimming / Pruning • Pressure Washing

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured


• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •

604 948 5296





MR GARDENING SERVICES Pruning - Planting - Beds Call Michael 604-943-6951




10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 PRECISION 1 Plumbing & Heating, Lic. & Ins. hw tanks, service, renos. Rick 604-809-6822

Moving & Storage

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Over 10 yrs. Exp. • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers


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

Painting/ Wallpaper


Interior & Exterior

Low rates 100% guaranteed Free estimate


Power Washing

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

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

Mark 778-323-1045 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

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

604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401

“1 Call is All”

Landscape PLUS

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB

PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255 PRESSURE WASHING ★★★★ Free Estimates ★★★★ Call Andy 604-908-3596

Renovations & Home Improvement


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

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

Member: Better Business Bureau


Interior & Exterior ~ FREE ESTIMATES ~


over 25 years experience

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




“Give us a Call!”


Gardening & Landscaping, Maint, Press. Wash. Call Ibro 604 318-5636 Emil 604 710-1726

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 JJ ROOFING, Repair specialist, Reroof, New Roof. Seniors disc. WCB, BBB, fully insured. 604-726-6345 Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

SAVE on ROOFING Ltd Reroofing / Repair / New Roof Fully Ins. WCB. 10% disc, Work Gtd, Free Est. 778-319-5001


604 240 9340

Rubbish Removal


Over 25 years serving South Delta

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

604-649-9600 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599

ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285



THE TILE GUY Tiles, Pavers & Stone over 25 yrs exp

604-240-9340 AL’S CERAMIC TILE. Supply & install, samples avail. Free est. 604-948-9573, cell 604-836-8943


Top Soil

★TOPSOIL ★ Sand ★ Gravel Delivered ★ Ladner & Tsaw Call Bob 604-779- SOIL (7645)

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

DANICO CONSTRUCTION LTD. All kinds of renos, additions, bsmts, kitchens & bath, hardwood flrs.Finish carpentry specialists. Over 20 yrs exp. 604-313-8050



★DAN’S YARD WORK★ Lawn Maint - Hedge Trimming Yard Cleanup ★ 604-417-2011


Visit us online to receive a special discount:

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

For anything Yard Related!

(WCB Insured) Tel: 604-948-0267 • 604-842-1468

Tried & True Since 1902

Rob 604-946-4796

WCB 604-943-0043 Local Resident 38 years

• Lawn maintenance • Window cleaning Designs • Prunning • • Gutter •cleaning • Lawns • Fences • Decks • • Pressure washing • Stone/Masonary • • Pruning and Hedging • Rubbish Call Hans JOHNremoval 604-943-4546

• Complete renovation services • Design & project management • Renovations & new homes

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

Maintenance & Contracting

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


Call for a free estimate:

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

Property Maintenance • • • • • • •


Seniors Discount



778-997-9582 Jean-Guy 604-626-1975

310-JIMS (5467)


Gutter Cleaning, Pruning, Hedge Trimming & Clean-ups! Local resident. Steve 778-688-9095

CALL ANDY 604-908-3596

✔ Deep Core Aerating $49.95 WOW ✔ Lawn Maintenance ✔ Lime, Fertilize etc.

landscape construction

Lawn & Garden


22 FT SKYLARK trailer, loaded, sleeps 4, furnace, a/c, dble windows, full bath, $5,000 604-325-8304




604 240 9340


1979 MCI M/H, 40’, new engine, ready to travel or live aboard, pics avail. $59,900. 604-856-2455



2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $19,900 obo. 604-230-2728

2000 PONTIAC Montana, 7 pass, good cond, 138,000 km, $3,500 obo 604-987-2691

Lawn & Garden

5333 - 176 St. Cloverdale

GARDEN DELIGHT Landscaping. Renovations, Designs, Installation, Maintenance. 22 years. Call 604-943-2711

2007 Honda Accord Sdn Auto, 69,400kms, V6, sunroof, great condition, no accidents $16,990. (604) 603-4015


604-649-0502 (cell)


Farrant Drywall



GENESIS Landscaping & Renovations -10% off all labour special Local res. 778-899-3407

Rick Wegner 604 809 6822 604 952 0975


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

Moving & Storage

Need Space? We Have It!


Personal -

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

2 locations: LADNER


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

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

Don’t struggle cutting your grass. Hire a Lawn Care professional. See section 8160 in the Home Services.

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Delta Optimist April 11 2012  
Delta Optimist April 11 2012  

Delta Optimist April 11 2012