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Demolition of the former KFC building at the corner of Ladner Trunk Road and Arthur Drive began in earnest last Friday and continued into this week. The Corporation of Delta bought the property from Shato Holdings last summer and took possession earlier this year. The building was torn down to make room for a new right-turn lane on Arthur Drive to improve traffic flow at the intersection. There are also plans to expand the adjacent Magee Park and improve the pedestrian walkway.

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After a lull for several months, the Southlands is once again making news. Century Group president Sean Hodgins made a presentation PHOTO BY


Century Group president Sean Hodgins (left) and architect Patrick Cotter made a presentation at a packed Delta council meeting Monday night.


to Delta council Monday on his plans to develop the controversial Tsawwassen property. The proposed development would result in the transfer of 80 per cent of the 217-hectare (536acre) parcel to Delta. Up to twothirds of that land would be used for farming, while areas would also be set aside for public open space and greenways, natural habitat, a market square and farming school. On the remaining 20 per cent, Century Group is proposing to

build a range of housing types over 15 to 20 years. Hodgins and architect Patrick Cotter explained several of the key design elements behind their vision at the council meeting, including a connectivity of open space, network of public pathways and parking pockets instead of standard driveways. Earlier this month, a rezoning application was submitted for the first phase of the development. See SOUTHLANDS page 3






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Tsawwassen’s Niels Veldhuis, a South Delta Secondary grad, appointed president of public policy think-tank BY


Tsawwassen’s Niels Veldhuis has been appointed president of the Fraser Institute. The public policy thinktank announced earlier this month that Veldhuis, formerly the Fraser Institute’s vice-president of Canadian policy research, would now oversee all aspects of the operation. A South Delta Secondary grad in 1994, Veldhuis joined the institute in 2002 and has served as its senior economist and director of fiscal studies. “I think the role the insti-

tute plays is that it asks the difficult questions that a lot of other people and a lot of other institutions aren’t willing to ask,” Veldhuis told the Optimist last week, “We let the answer be guided by the data and the empirical evidence, so I see the institute as being absolutely critical in terms of educating Canadians, both about the impacts of government intervention and competitive markets, and about how we find better solutions for the things that we care about: health care, our prosperity in general, education and all the things that families care about.” Veldhuis holds a master’s

degree in economics from Simon Fraser University and is the author or coauthor of six books on economic and public policy. He has written more than 250 articles and been interviewed by numerous media outlets. The Fraser Institute noted Veldhuis also regularly appears before both House of Commons and Senate committees as an expert witness on economic public policy. In 2011, he led a discussion between former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush at the Surrey Economic Forum. Veldhuis, who taught at Kwantlen Polytechnic

University, said the “right wing think tank” label given to the Fraser Institute by some only serves a purpose for those unwilling to talk about ideas and debate the issues. “That’s what I focus on. I don’t focus too much on what people call us. There’s certain people who will call you names because they don’t really want to talk about the issues... what we can keep doing is coming back to what I think is important to Canadians, and that’s how do we improve our lives.” A registered non-profit organization formed in 1974, the institute is an

independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with active research ties with similar independent organizations in more than 75 countries around the world. It says it measures and studies the impact of markets and government interventions on the welfare of individuals. The institute has drawn criticism by some, including teachers who dismiss its annual ranking of B.C. schools. The institute has also drawn ire over its critical assessment of the Agricultural Land Reserve. Veldhuis said the ALR

Niels Veldhuis hasn’t achieved its original objectives and it’s time to review ALR policy. Veldhuis is one of the most preeminent economists and trusted policy analysts in Canada, said Peter Brown, chairman of the Fraser Institute board.

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What’s being described as an “absolute freak incident” at Westshore Terminals coal port last Thursday afternoon caused a cloud of coal dust to briefly hover over the area. Westshore general manager Denis Horgan said Friday that a sudden and unexpected gust of wind sent coal dust flying. Horgan said the company takes wind seriously and monitors it throughout the day. He said there was no indication of any high winds coming on Thursday afternoon. Horgan said wind speeds were at around 15 kilometres per hour or below throughout the day when, at around 4:20 p.m., a sudden gust of 70 km/h hit the area. “It took us totally by surprise.” Horgan apologized for any inconvenience the dust may have caused residents.

SOUTHLANDS from page 1 It involves 14 hectares (35 acres) and includes 450 residential units in various forms and densities, including cottage-style and singlefamily homes, duplexes, manor homes, live-work studios, townhomes/rowhomes and condos. At 345, condos make up the majority of that housing. Pointing out his development would offer the community a variety of housing not currently available, Hodgins said the next phase

would see a predominance of cottage-style homes. He plans to set up an example of one at his nearby mall. Approximately 7,432 square metres (80,000 square feet) of ground oriented commercial space is also proposed, which would include retail and community uses associated with the market square. “Agricultural urbanism is fundamental to the heart of the project with small-scale farming lands reaching

into Phase 1 from the west to meet with the community farming which in turn meets with the Earthwise Gardens,” Hodgins noted in his rezoning application. His application states the proposal, drawing on traditional neighbourhood and new urbanist principles, is “a unique concept of urban settlement integrated with various scales of agricultural activity and other community uses.” The application also points out the development is much smaller than the 1,900-unit housing proposal

originally envisioned several years ago. The new number, he said, is the minimum the company needs to make the transfer of the remaining land viable and to pay for the upgrades needed to cultivate the best farmland on the property. The application also notes that if the farmland is managed to its full potential, the “Southlands can represent a form of farming from an earlier era in Delta, when farming was more connected to the community and a part of the local culture.”

While many in the community continue to express opposition to development on the property bordered by 56th Street and Boundary Bay Road, which is zoned agricultural but not in the ALR, Hodgins has many supporters. At council Monday, he noted Tsawwassen currently has 8,500 homes, so the 11 per cent increase his development would bring over two decades would result in a minimal traffic increase. A traffic study will be submitted shortly. Ministry of Agriculture

and Metro Vancouver approvals are also required before a development can proceed. The Century Group will make a presentation with additional details to several civic advisory committees on May 3 at the Ladner Community Centre at 7 p.m. The public can attend to observe the discussion. Several public information meetings are to take place afterward. If the application receives preliminary approval, the earliest a public hearing would be held is this fall.

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Tsawwassen’s Dan Southard is making significant headway in his screenwriting career. He recently signed an agency deal with the head of the literary department at the Agency for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. “It’s a good firm, a lot of big people are with them, so I’m pretty happy about it. He’s an excellent agent, and [I] feel pretty fortunate to have him,” said Southard. Southard, who also has a manager, said one of his scripts making the rounds is a sci-fi thriller, titled The Haitian Vacation, about a nanobot serum that sustains life in the near dead or revives the freshly dead for a short period of time. “It’s out to big studios, a lot of producers and directors.” Southard quit his real estate work in August and started screenwriting fulltime.

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“I’ve been working at it pretty hard,” he said, adding he’s spent the better part of the last year buried in front of a computer. “It’s not as glamorous as people might think.” He has another sci-fi thriller he’s finished writing but is waiting to release. Southard entered the 2010 American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest and saw his submission finish in the top 10 out of more than 2,400 entries. That script now has a producer attached to it. “We had a financing deal but it fell through, [which is] not an uncommon thing in Hollywood to have happen.” Entering that contest was the first time he’d ever put one of his screenplays out there. He said screenwriting was something he wanted to give a try. “I had no expectations that anything like this would happen. I’ve had to go through a quick learning curve.”

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A proposal to build another multi-family residential complex on Ladner Trunk Road moved a step closer to reality after receiving endorsement from Delta’s advisory design panel. The application is for a

three-storey, 30-unit apartment building at 5571 Ladner Trunk Rd., currently the site of a pair of restaurants. The panel found the proposed development would have appropriate density for the site and that the increased massing is still in character with the neighbourhood.

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MURPHY’S LAW I suspect they didn’t have much choice. The bad news is that Delta school trustees are facing a $2 million deficit for the next school year. The good news — and there hasn’t been a whole lot of it when it comes to school budgets in recent years — is that one-time funding from Victoria last December has created a significant surplus. Trustees are proposing to use this surplus to offset the deficit and avert cuts that have become commonplace during the budget bloodbath ritual every spring. The move seems like a no-brainer: Use money left over from the current school year to offset money you’re short for next year. You don’t have to be too far along in Delta’s education system to do that math, but is the situation as simple as it seems? A similar scenario has been playing out at municipal hall in recent years with a different outcome. Delta councillors have also dealt with budget surpluses, but have been reluctant to use them to fund ongoing costs (read salaries or programs) thereby reducing property taxes, instead opting to funnel that money into one-time capital projects. The rationale expressed any time that decision is questioned is that ongoing services financed by surplus money disappear when those dollars aren’t there any more. As much as cutting taxes is an attractive and politically expedient approach, it has the ability to produce a situation civic officials don’t want to find themselves facing down the road. Thankfully for them, it’s not a question of cutting services. School trustees, who have perfected the art of budget cutting over the last decade, don’t have the luxury of thinking about tomorrow when it’s raining today. Delta’s school system will be underfunded to the tune of $2 million next year but won’t feel that impact because of the surplus. Should a similar deficit face trustees next spring, and a surplus isn’t anywhere to be found, the school board could be forced to undertake $4 million in cuts in order to balance the budget. In essence, trustees might just be buying an extra year for certain services, but I don’t see where they have a lot of options. They could follow the municipal path and use the surplus for computers, books and other one-time costs, but it’s hard to justify those expenditures at a time you’re chopping classroom support. The approach trustees plan to take this spring could well mean more pain down the road, but at least they’ll avert it for the coming year.

‘Ten Percent Shift’ would help create sustainable economy CORRY ANDERSONFENNELL

COMMUNITY COMMENT “We have been lied to and bought off and this government needs to know we aren’t going to let this development happen.” — Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington, Delta Optimist, April 11, 2012 And so begins this community’s fight to prevent the paving and pillaging of 600 acres of prime Delta farmland and wildlife habitat. Huntington revealed last week a $98 million plan by a warehouse developer to buy 11 farm parcels in the Agricultural Land Reserve to complement and accommodate port-related activities. As Huntington points out, the plan is just one of many incremental assaults on South Delta farmland. Combined, these industrialization machinations could eventually blight the entire agricultural triangle between Highway 17 and

Deltaport Way. According to the province’s Pacific Gateway Transportation Strategy document, B.C. is the preferred gateway for Asian trade to North America and the world. With the urbanization of China and India, demand for our natural resources is expected to soar so that by 2020, the amount of coal moving through this corridor is forecast to increase by 150 per cent at the same time as the increase in forest products could be as high as 100 per cent and the increase in metals and minerals is expected to top 300 per cent (the document doesn’t mention B.C. imports more than half the food it consumes). It seems to me that being the “preferred gateway for Asian trade” means giving up prime farmland in order to make it more efficient to export our natural resources, which we later import as manufactured goods along with food to feed ourselves because we don’t grow enough here. What? Turns out, inexpensive goods manufactured offshore come with a heavy price. Of course, I’m not silly enough to suggest we all stop buying offshore goods — heck, most of us would be sitting around naked and without an iPhone to

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tweet about it if everything we owned made in Asia suddenly disappeared. But the pressure to develop farmland to accommodate Asian trade is not without reason — if you buy it, they will come. So what about spending just a bit more locally — not enough to break the budget, yet still enough to help your community? The Canadian Union of Public Employees calls this the “Ten Percent Shift” and has even created a campaign and devoted a website ( to helping people pour 10 per cent of their existing consumer spending into local business, local products or local materials. The idea is that spending locally keeps more dollars in the community and contributes to a stronger and more sustainable economy. I don’t know if it’s too late to save Delta’s farmland, but since I started this column with a quote from Huntington, I think it’s fitting to finish it with a complementary quote from Margaret Mead, dedicated to anyone who’s willing to try: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

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Like anything else, you should use your vehicle in moderation square one. The tunnel was constructed at a cost of about $25 million back in 1959. Replacing the tunnel or complementing it with a six- or eight-lane bridge would be in the billions of dollars and it too, in my opinion, would become a relic that many believe the tunnel has become today. The only viable solution to the quagmire that commuters have found themselves in is to re-think their commuting habits. One just needs to be in the HOV lane travelling towards the tunnel at a clip of 80 km/h while the lanes of traffic on the right remain bumper-tobumper with lone occupant

vehicles. Enhanced public transit is the only solution in my opinion. I’ve personally taken public transit from Tsawwassen many mornings and have found it very fast, efficient and stress free. Not only that, it is very reasonably priced. I’ve been able to get work done on the laptop, read the newspaper or relax while listening to my iPod. Certainly there are those who have absolutely no choice but to drive, but I believe these are the exceptions and their numbers pale in comparison to those who simply do not wish to be “inconvenienced.” The mindset we have

towards commuting simply needs to change. I’m not suggesting we give up our vehicles, but like anything, use them in moderation. Yes, an army of supporters is needed as Murphy expounds and hopefully the result will be the emergence of a small and dedicated army of designers and planners who have the vision to see that another bridge or an expanded tunnel will not be worth the billions spent. A public transit system that is fast, efficient and attractive to use along with a commuting population that is willing to give up its love affair with the vehicle may just be the answer. David F. Horvath

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could be three lanes on each side. Just like Halward’s comment, council said, “No thanks, we don’t want any more traffic.” Hence, 50 years of lineups. The idea of expanding the existing tunnel would be difficult to impossible, and building a bridge with approach highways would surely top $1 billion. So what to do? The answer is actually quite easy: Do not allow the port trucks in the tunnel. If they were forced to use the Alex Fraser Bridge, the

tunnel would function for another 50 years. If you Google port-dedicated truck routes, with a little effort anyone can see that major cities and ports all over the world are separating domestic and commercial traffic for all the right reasons. Would the B.C. government do this? I doubt it as it can’t think outside the box. Greg Hoover

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Secure containers needed to put food waste at curb

Editor: I was pleased to receive the information regarding Green Can program that will include food waste into the recycling materials already collected. Upon reading the information, I contacted friends in Comox that have had their food waste program in place for over a year now. At the onset of the program, each family was provided with both a kitchen container and a wheely bin that was approximately two feet high and a foot-and-ahalf square. This wheely bin had a secure lock on it that

would prevent accidents from happening in terms of spillage from wind, animals and insecure lids. Although I am perfectly happy to pay the $3 for the kitchen container, I feel it is important for the municipality to provide a secure container to leave the contents on the side of the road for collection. We already have a problem with rats, raccoons and brilliant crows whom I have seen leaping on garbage cans in an attempt to knock them over so they might retrieve the goodies inside. The food items permitted

in the food recycling program are such they could smell and encourage even more animals to try to outwit the usual “tight-fitting lid” garbage cans. People might re-consider participating if they experience a couple of occasions where everything from bones and coffee grinds to plate scrapings are strewn in front of their driveways for them to clean up. It is believed that having an effective disposal system for the waste is an integral part of the success of this very worthwhile program. Joan Lang

Support for effort to ban unsterilized rabbit sales Editor: Re: Delta seeks B.C. ban on rabbit sales, April 4 I do agree that rabbit sales should be banned in B.C. Half the reason there are so many rabbits around is because people get them as pets and then abandon them when they decide they don’t want to take care of them anymore.



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research before getting a pet and realize that it is a big commitment that could last up to 10 to 15 years. There should be more of an emphasis on adopting a sterilized pet from an animal shelter rather than buying one from a store, whether it’s a rabbit, cat or dog. Caitlin Cossar

April 18, 2012 The Delta Optimist A11 Letters to the Editor

MLA offers farmland wake up call Editor: Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington has done it again. I don’t remember any MLA for South Delta doing as good a job of informing her constituents as Huntington does. Her latest disclosure is a wake up call for every citizen in her constituency. The provincial government and Port Metro Vancouver are playing

games with us by planning in secret and letting the information out in dribs and drabs so we cannot see what they have in store for us down the road. We need to see the whole plan for the next 30 years; all the possibilities. How can we accept this kind of hidden agenda from those who are determining our futures? Holding back essential information from the public makes it impos-

sible for the public to have any meaningful input. When the CEO of Port Metro Vancouver says that agriculture is emotionally important, but economically of relatively low importance he shows that he simply doesn’t understand the world we all live in and certainly the world our children and grandchildren will be living in. It won’t be very long before the earth has another

billion people on it. Then the true economics will be common knowledge even for CEOs. The true economics of this world are food, clean air, protected migratory flyways, unpolluted oceans and rivers, and people looking out for the welfare of each other. Quit playing with the ALR. That land is too valuable to be squandered by promoters. Ken Atkey

Delta must be able to do something to protect land

Editor: Re: Being a ‘Gateway’ has its price, April 11 Mayor Lois Jackson is not sure what can be done to stop further industrialization due to Delta being seen as a key geographic location. If she is all out of ideas, she can always meet with Delta’s MLAs, both former councillors, and ask them what they would do in her place.

Delta’s citizens have looked to Delta council for leadership on all the insane plans Ottawa and Victoria have for this crucial part of the Fraser River estuary, but have routinely been told to go elsewhere. The truth is these plans have not been given the strong environmental review they deserve, due to their being broken into smaller projects and assessed as such. The

cumulative effects of all these projects have not been adequately assessed. New Westminster council stood up for its citizens and the North Fraser Perimeter Road was cancelled. As plans for the northern pipeline are advanced, councils of Kitimat, Prince Rupert and others have stood up and said, “No.” I cannot believe there is nothing Delta can do to preserve crucial agricultural

land and habitat. The mayor could call a public meeting, demand that port and government officials attend and let the ideas flow from the citizens she is supposed to represent. Wilma Haig

Delta’s farmland is ours to preserve by hand & heart

Editor: Recently, there has been much in the media about our Delta farmlands and the over 500 acres being optioned to a private land speculator that is clearly only doing what the law allows him to do. He is speculating on our farmland, so that Port Metro Vancouver’s Deltaport has enough land for its desired port activities into the distant future. This issue of farmland being developed is a moral one. Delta, as a community, needs to go no further than its motto: Ours to preserve by hand and heart. I believe it is our moral responsibility not to destroy any more farmland in our community. That was the intended purpose of the 1975 Agricultural

Land Reserve brought forward as legislation by the B.C. NDP. The ALR was groundbreaking legislation more than 35 years ago, being the first legislation of its kind in North America to protect our future ability to produce food and protect a natural resource. Today, it has been compromised by commissioners of the Agricultural Land Commission that clearly do not understand the original intent of the legislation to preserve our community’s farmland. There is no monetary value that can be put on Delta’s farmland; it is priceless and must be preserved. Nic Slater B.C. NDP Candidate Delta South

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LIVING MATTERS Pennies? Gone? Let me give you my one cent’s worth. Let’s just say, I have a lot of pennies. There are jars of pennies on my desk. And jars of pennies in my bedroom. And jars of pennies in the kitchen. They are rolling around beneath the seats of my car and multiplying beneath the pillows on my couch. Every once in a while, I will roll them up — 50 to a roll — and take them to the bank. And I’ll feel, well, richer, and a whole lot lighter. “OK,” I will say to the teller, “I would like to exchange these for cash.” Not like they haven’t been cash — until now. Until now, well, you do the math: one roll equals two quarters. Four rolls, a loonie. Ten rolls, a whopping five-dollar bill. But now? “What should I do with all these pennies?” I ask the husband. “You know, now that the penny is, well, penniless?”

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Since the release of the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? in 2006, North Americans have been speculating about the future of technology as it relates to their beloved automobile. Director Chris Paine’s insightful film, narrated by Martin Sheen, investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future. It exposes perceived corruption by U.S. automakers — the “big three” — and government, to kill off any alternative to gasoline-run vehicles and in effect, keep oil on the front burner. Fast forward to 2012, and thanks to forward-thinking individuals, and fortuitously for the driving population, electricity as a power source for vehicles has been resurrected. But both the vehicles (in their capacity and function) and the commuting requirements of consumers need to be considered, along with the environmental impact and the potential cost savings over using fossil fuels. But these new batteryladen vehicles must be charged by electricity, and the bigger the batteries are, the more time it takes to charge them, and power to do it. New and traditional sources for electric power include hydroelectric, wind turbine, solar, geothermal and the old stand-by, burning coal. Fortunately in B.C., hydroelectric power is currently plentiful, so we are able to take care of recharging said batteries without a lot of trouble, aside from erecting the necessary infrastructure (such as charging stations in condos or workplaces) to provide convenience in a fast-paced world. Locally, the electric avenues are filling up, slowly but surely. At the recent Vancouver International Auto Show, the showcase

of fully electric, extended range electrics and hybrid (part battery powered, part internal combustion engine) cars and SUV’s were plentiful, as were displays of incentive programs and charging solutions. The major players in the marketplace include the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf and the soon-to-be-released Ford Focus and Mitsubishi iMiev. These vehicles have about a 40k price-point, out of reach for many consumers at the moment. In effect, the first wave of buyers ends up paying — literally — for the research, design and technology that facilitated the car’s launch. It’s tough to convince a new car buyer to hand over ‘x’ when they can pick up a new, fuel-efficient small family car for half the price. Then there are the highend electrics, like the Fisker Karma, which hits the triple-digits. “Early adopter” Justin Bieber has one; he’s a good Canadian boy who cares about the environment, and can afford to. In the 80k-plus range you’ll encounter the Tesla Roadster. Then there are the popular hybrids: Toyota Prius and Honda Insight, plus Nissan Altima, the Lexus 250h and other luxury cars that offer a glimpse into the lifestyles of the rich and “green.” In Europe, small, affordable electric vehicles are cruising the narrower, clogged roads and byways of cities, and some brands may make it over to North America in due time. In San Diego, the city launched North America’s first largescale all electric-drive carshare fleet with car2go ( last November. Zero-emission smartfortwo vehicles by Daimler cruise the streets of San Diego with nary a stop at the gas station, and with absolutely zero emissions. But in order to plug in, automobile buyers have to, first and foremost, buy in. The Clean Energy Vehicles for B.C. ( program is a good start, where



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Gardening can be a rewarding and relaxing hobby, one that allows gardeners to escape from the daily grind and soak up some sun. As rewarding as gardening can be, it’s even more so when gardeners ply their trade in an ecofriendly way. Gardening with the environment in mind is something many gardeners might do already without even knowing it. The following are a few ways to garden in a way that’s mutually beneficial to gardeners and the environment: * Use mulch to conserve resources and reduce reliance on fertilizers. Conserving resources is one of the best ways to help the environment, and applying mulch is a great way to conserve water. Mulch helps the soil retain water, keeping the water from evaporating into the air, which means less watering for gardeners who want to keep their gardens looking lush and healthy. In addition to helping conserve water, mulch can also help reduce reliance on fertilizers. That’s because mulch provides nutrients to the soil as it breaks down,

providing an eco-friendly alternative for gardeners who don’t want to rely on fertilizers to deliver nutrients to their soil. * Plant more flowers. Planting flowers is another

eco-friendly way to garden. Native flowers, in particular, can help maintain an area’s natural ecosystem, providing food and shelter for insects and other wildlife. More flowers and plants around the property also means there will be significantly less grass to mow, which reduces the amount of gas necessary to mow that grass in the warmer weather and the amount of greenhouse gases the lawn mower produces. In addition, less grass means less need for fertilizers and pesticides to maintain that grass. * Choose gardening tools and products with the environment in mind. Veteran gardeners have a host of tools that help tackle every problem imaginable. But many older tools or gardening products might not be made of recycled materials.



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When shopping for gardening tools, whether you’re a beginner who needs everything or a veteran gardener whose tools have seen better days, choose products made from recycled materials. For example, many gardeners use mats to help reduce stress on their knees when kneeling down to garden. When buying a new mat, choose one made from recycled tires. But emphasizing recycled products shouldn’t stop at the tool shed. Mulch, for instance, can be made from recycled rubber and won’t impact the environment in a negative way. Just be sure to purchase recycled mulch that is nontoxic and does not consume natural resources. * Live and let live. Insects might be a nuisance, but they can also be a gardener’s best friend. Spraying insecticide simply because insects can be pesky is shortsighted and impractical. Certain spiders prey on other insects that can be harmful to a garden, while butterflies and bees help pollenate flowers. Earthworms are also very beneficial to a garden.

April 18, 2012 The Delta Optimist A17

Eco-scaping keeps the environment in mind

Eco-friendly or conservative landscaping is growing increasingly popular among homeowners. Often referred to as eco-scaping, conservative landscaping includes removing invasive plants, conserving water and reducing reliance on chemical pesticides. Homeowners looking to landscape in a more eco-friendly way this gardening season can employ the following techniques: * Remove invasive plants. Exotic plants are often invasive, as they have been brought here from different ecosystems and therefore have no natural enemies to keep them under control. Though exotic plants might add significant aesthetic appeal, this may come at the expense of local wildlife and existing plants. Many mistakenly assume all non-native plants are invasive, but that’s not always true. Consult a local nursery before removing a foreign plant to determine if it’s invasive or non-invasive. If it’s non-invasive, it does not need to be removed. * Choose native plants

whenever possible. Native plants have adapted to the local climate and soil, which can offer numerous eco-friendly benefits. Because they’re accustomed to native conditions, native

plants do not need chemical fertilizers and require less water to thrive than their non-native counterparts, which have not adapted to the climate and soil and, as a result, need help to grow and survive. In addition, native plants won’t harm surrounding wildlife or plants. * Plant strategically. Plants can be very picky when it comes to growing conditions. If placed in poor growing conditions, plants will require chemical supplements to thrive and more water to survive. When planting, do so strategically. Find the appropriate light, moisture and soil conditions for any new plants, and then plant accordingly. Doing so requires less maintenance, saving you money while adding aesthetic appeal to

your property. A local nursery can help find the right growing conditions for your plants. * Water properly. Far too often homeowners waste water, particularly when the mercury rises. Overwatering plants leads to excess runoff, which can result in pesticides and fertilizers being carried to local streams and rivers. Excessive watering can also filter nutrients from the soil. When watering, water early in the morning, which allows plants to conserve water throughout the day. Native plants that have established themselves should not need supplemental watering. * Reduce reliance on chemical pesticides. Pesticides should be a last resort. In addition to their potentially harmful effects on the local ecosystem, pesticides can be harmful to human health as well. Often times, pesticides exacerbate pest problems, killing the beneficial species like earthworms that don’t recover as quickly as their more harmful pest counterparts.

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Earth Day is a teaching opportunity

Earth Day has been around for more than 40 years, and during that time, it has inspired millions of people to increase their awareness of, and their appreciation for, the environment. Since the dawn of the 21st century, people increasingly have adopted eco-friendly lifestyles and attitudes, and the continued embrace of environmentally friendly practices and principles has made the struggles of Earth Day pioneers more than worth it. Nowadays, children grow up learning about the environment in school and at home. For example, many households participate in their community’s recycling programs, and such

households are raising ecoconscious children, perhaps without even recognizing they’re doing so. While a transition to a more eco-conscious lifestyle might not be seamless, it’s far easier than many might suspect and even easier for kids who have yet to develop a lifetime of habits that might not be so eco-friendly. With Earth Day on the horizon, the following are a few ways parents can get their kids involved in activities or lifestyles that benefit the environment. Address Eating Habits Over the last several years, the opportunities

to eat in an eco-friendly manner have increased dramatically. Organic foods have grown more and more popular, and parents can use this growing trend to teach

their kids about the environment. When shopping for groceries, choose organic products that weren’t grown with pesticides or harmful chemicals and explain this difference to kids. Shopping locally provides another opportunity for parents to involve food when teaching kids about the environment. Explain to kids that shopping locally reduces reliance on fuel

because products don’t need to be shipped to your community, minimizing fuel consumption. Teach ConservationTechniques Conservation provides another easy opportunity for parents to instill ecofriendly ideals in their children. Conservation is about reducing waste, so conservation techniques don’t involve sacrifice. Instead, they involve being more responsible when it comes to using our resources. Parents know full well the constant reminders kids need when it comes to dental hygiene. But use these daily reminders about brushing and flossing as an opportunity to impart a les-

son about the environment. Instead of keeping the faucet running while brushing your teeth, turn the faucet off and encourage kids to do the same. When they ask why, explain that this helps conserve water, and show them how it’s just as easy and effective to clean teeth without the water running as it is when the faucet is on. This teaches kids that conservation is simple and often just requires minimal effort to make a big difference. There are additional lessons about conservation that parents can impart. For instance, when grocery shopping, always make a list before leaving the house and explain to kids that you do this so you don’t have to make two trips to the store and waste the gas the second trip would require. In addition, encourage kids to turn the lights off when they leave a room to better conserve energy. Purchase Recycled Products Recycling is a practice that many of today’s kids grew up with, and as a

result, many of them might take it for granted, failing to fully realize the positive impact they’re making whenever they recycle. If recycling is as natural to kids as breathing, then it’s no surprise they might not recognize its impact. One way parents can address this issue is to purchase products made from recycled materials. A host of products are made from recycled materials, from the paper you put in the printer to the toys under the tree on Christmas morning. Explain to kids why you’re choosing these products, and let them know such products wouldn’t be possible without their own recycling efforts. Another way to help kids realize the value of recycling is to make crafts from recycled products. For instance, make a papier mache globe to celebrate Earth Day by using old newspapers as your primary material. Such lessons show kids their efforts make an impact and increase the likelihood they’ll continue this eco-friendly lifestyle well into adulthood.

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Many people think that adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle is expensive. Although there are some eco-conscious products and practices that can be pricey, most people will find going green doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Installing extensive solar panels or switching to organically grown food are ways to be green, but such decisions can prove costly. Fortunately, there are many other ways to go green without spending much. 1. Wash laundry in cold water. Only use warm water when washing heavily soiled items 2. Clean filters in the car and home routinely. Clean filters enable items to operate more efficiently. 3. Turn down the temperature on the water heater. 4. Recycle everything that you can. 5. Buy recycled products. 6. Switch to a low-flow toilet or place a water-filled plastic bottle in the toilet tank to cut down on the amount of water used. 7. Remove excess items, including golf clubs or fishing gear, from a car trunk to improve fuel efficiency. 8. Consider using public

transportation. Often times it’s less expensive than commuting by car. 9. If possible, walk or bike to work instead of driving. 10. Work more from home if your company allows it. 11. When cooking smaller meals, save energy by using a microwave or toaster oven. 12. Mend clothing before buying new items. 13. See if appliances or other items can be fixed before you shop for new things. 14. Use a water filter on your faucet instead of purchasing bottled water. 15. Compost food scraps for the garden. 16. Donate items that you no longer need or use. 17. Skip take-out food or convenience items, which use a lot of packaging and mass-produced meats. 18. Grow your own food and herbs in a backyard garden. 19. Bathe young children together to reduce water consumption. 20. Put on or remove layers of clothing instead of adjusting the thermostat in the house.

April 18, 2012 The Delta Optimist A19

Home improvements with a greenish tint

Making home improvements doesn’t have to mean compromising environmental ideals in the process. There are numerous jobs that a person can do that fit with a green lifestyle. While these improvements help protect the planet, they’ll also help keep a few extra dollars in your wallet. 1. Conserve water. Turn off the tap between brushing teeth or rinsing dishes. Better yet, install low-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets that reduce the consumption of water in the household. 2. Motion detection: Motion-detector lights can be installed in different rooms of the home and outdoors. Lights will automatically turn on and off depending on the activity in the area, reducing the chances of a light being left on inadvertently and wasting money and energy. 3. Solar panels: You may have been toying with the idea of solar panels for years. They can be installed on the roof or in the yard to power various components of the household, like

lights during a traditional power outage or the swimming pool filter. Today it is possible to buy used solar panels, many of which still have a lot of life left to them and are considerably cheaper than new ones.

4. Aluminum-clad storm door: Insulate the entryway of your home with a storm door that will buffer against harsh weather conditions. While you’re creating a more airtight space, caulk around windows and doors. 5. Replace air filters. Your HVAC system likely has filters inside that trap dirt and contaminants. Replacing the filters leads to cleaner indoor air and helps the unit run more efficiently. 6. Power strips: Stock up on power strips and plug all of your peripherals and computer equipment into these strips. This way when you want to power down everything completely, you simply turn off the power button on the strip. This ensures no devices are

drawing power even in the off position, which many do. 7. Install fans. Fans aren’t just useful in the summer. In the winter, the blades can be set to rotate in the opposite direction and help draw warm air into the room, heating more efficiently. 8. Rainwater barrels: Set up rainwater barrels at the downspouts of your home’s gutter system. These barrels collect water that can be used to water indoor and outdoor plants, or even wash the car. Some feature a spigot to which you can directly connect a garden hose. 9. Plant trees. Trees are good for the environment in many ways, producing necessary oxygen for life and offering food and living areas for wildlife. Trees can also shade a home during the warm weather, helping reduce energy consumption. 10. Glass fireplace doors: Install glass fireplace doors, which are safer than fireplace screens. They’ll also help protect against heat loss up the chimney when there isn’t a fire lit.

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practical terms with having experience using equipment, editing software and cameras, but also in a bigger picture way in that they understand what the industry means to British Columbia.” Noting the district’s film acting academy will be heading into its third year, Hansen said establishing a film production academy seemed like a natural fit. “It was really a natural progression of what we were doing, to move into actually teaching kids how to write a screenplay, cast it, learn how to film it properly and learn about editing. That’s one of the things the film production academy is going to do — walk them through the entire process from inception to first night.” The program will take place at The Studio at Delta Manor Education Centre

near the Ladner bus loop. Instructors include Hansen, actor, director and screenwriter Richard Cox, visual effects producer Sandra Almond, media producer Garnet Campbell, director of photography Oliver Glaser and editor Ron Yoshida. Hansen said the academy has to partnered with Delta Cable and will have access to its staff as instructors and mentors as well as access to its equipment, studio time and air time. There will be an information session for students and parents interested in learning more about the new film production academy tomorrow at 7 p.m. at The Studio in Delta Manor. For more information, or to apply, visit http://web. academies. On Twitter follow @filmactingacad.

April 18, 2012 The Delta Optimist A21 In the Community

Delta Hospice to benefit from Beach Grove Amateur

Golfers participating in this year’s Envision Financial Beach Grove Amateur Championship will support the important work of the Delta Hospice Society. All proceeds from the annual tournament, set for Aug. 18 and 19 at one of the most scenic private clubs in the Lower Mainland, will support no-fee programs and counselling services for adults, children and teens in the community who are living with a serious illness or loss. “Thank you to Envision Financial and Beach Grove Golf Club for directing this year’s support to Delta Hospice,” said Delta Hospice executive director Nancy Macey. “We feel very honoured to be the beneficiaries of this event and can ensure that these gifts are directed towards providing the highest quality of counselling and supportive care services to those people in our community touched by illness, loss and grief.” Delta Hospice operates the Harold and Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care, the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner and the Hospice Cottage Thrift Store in Tsawwassen. “At Envision, we’re committed to making a real difference in our local communities — it’s a principle which our organization was founded on,” said Courtney Roth, manager of Envision

Pilgrimage to Burns Bog set for Sunday The fifth annual Pilgrimage to Burns Bog is set for this Sunday afternoon. This year, the pilgrimage begins at 2 p.m. near the entrance to the Delta Nature Reserve and includes a festival-like event. In addition to several musical acts, Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington, Vancouver Coun. Adriane Carr and Burns Bog Conservation Society president Eliza Olson (on the ongoing court case against the South Fraser Perimeter Road) will all address the crowd. Those attending the event in support of the “lungs of the Lower Mainland” are asked to park in the Planet Ice parking lot and then follow signs to the Delta Nature Reserve.

Financial’s Tsawwassen branch. “To date, our partnership with Beach Grove Golf Club has raised more than $70,000 for community partners. We are so proud to

be sponsoring this event for a seventh consecutive year.” Past beneficiaries of the tournament include the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast B.C. and the Delta Hospital Foundation.

“At Beach Grove Golf Club, we are very honoured to team up with Envision Financial and provide assistance to a very worthy beneficiary in the Delta Hospice Society,” said head

pro Brent Derrheim. “The Delta Hospice touches a lot of families, we are very happy to be involved in the community and help out where we can.” The Beach Grove Golf

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Public Hearing - April 24, 2012 The Municipal Council of The Corporation of Delta will hold a Public Hearing, in accordance with the Local Government Act, to consider the following proposed projects and related applications: Date: Time: Place:

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 7:00 pm Council Chamber, Delta Municipal Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2

A Council meeting is scheduled to immediately follow this Public Hearing in the event Council wishes to give further consideration to any projects at that time. Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant documentation may be inspected until April 24, 2012. Municipal Hall: Website: Email: Phone: Hours:

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▼ Project No. 1

Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006393) Location: 11543 80 Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 1 Applicant: Warren Barnard Telephone: 604.943.9433 Proposal: Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of two single family residential lots. “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7051 To amend the land use designation for the subject property in the North Delta Future Land Use Plan from SFR – Single Family Residential to ISF – Infill Single Family Residential. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” - Amendment Bylaw No. 7052 MAP NO. 1 FILE NO. LU006393 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS1 Single Family Residential to RS7 Single Family (335 m2) Residential. Development Variance Permit LU006393 To vary Section 305(a) of “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by varying the front setback averaging requirement to establish a minimum front setback of 8.5 m for proposed Lot 1 and 8.4 m for proposed Lot 2. Staff Contact: Lisa King – 604.952.3164 Web Location: March 5, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.04

▼ Project No. 2

Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006364) Location: 11891 82 Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 2 Applicant: McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Telephone: 604.596.0391 Proposal: Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of two single family residential lots. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” - Amendment Bylaw No. 7022 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RM1 Multiple Family (Duplex) Residential to RS8 Single Family (390 m2) Residential. Development Variance Permit LU006364 To vary Section 305 of “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by varying the front setback averaging requirement from 9.8 m to 7.5 m for the principal structure on proposed Lot 2. MAP NO. 2 FILE NO. LU006364 Staff Contact: Alex Cauduro – 604.952.3163 Web Location: March 5, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.05

▼ Project No. 3

Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006430) Location: 10944 80 Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 3 Applicant: Tars Malhi Telephone: 604.614.0565 Proposal: Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of two single family residential lots. “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7045 To amend the land use designation for the subject property in the North Delta Future Land Use Plan from SFR – Single Family Residential to ISF – Infill Single Family Residential. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” - Amendment Bylaw No. 7046 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS3 Single Family (0.4 ha) Residential to RS7 Single Family MAP NO. 3 (335 m2) Residential. FILE NO. LU006430 Development Variance Permit LU006430 To vary Section 914.9 of “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by varying the minimum building setback from the centre line of 80 Avenue from 21 m to 17.5 m. Staff Contact: Nancy McLean – 604.952.3814 Web Location: March 12, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.01

▼ Project No. 4

Application for Rezoning (File No. LU006519) Location: 11030 River Road, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 4 Applicant: Provincial Rental Housing Corp. Telephone: 604.454.5436 Proposal: Application for zoning amendment to reuse the existing building as a licensed care facility for seniors with mental health issues. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7069 To amend the existing Comprehensive Development Zone No. 254: 1. By deleting the existing permitted uses provisions and replacing them with the following: Permitted Uses: “Community Care Facility” (which means the use of land, buildings and structures for the accommodation of persons who, because of age, medical infirmity or disability, require personal care or assistance which may or may not be licensed under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, SBC 2002.) “Mental Health Facility” (which means the use of land, buildings and structures for the accommodation of persons to provide care for mental health in accordance with the Mental Health Act, RSBC MAP NO. 4 1996.) FILE NO. LU006519 2. By deleting the maximum number of units provisions and replacing them with the following: Maximum number of sleeping units: 18; and 3. By updating the maps in the Zone. Staff Contact: John Hopkins – 604.952.3155 Web Location: April 2, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.04

▼ Project No. 5

Application for Development Permit and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006385) Location: 5040 48 Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 5 Applicant: Hearth Architectural Inc. Telephone: 604.266.4677 Proposal: Application for a Development Permit and Development Variance Permit in order to allow construction of a new two-storey mixed-use building on the subject property. Development Permit LU006385 To regulate the form and character of the proposed two-storey, mixed-use development in Ladner Village. Development Variance Permit LU006385 To vary “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” as follows: 1. Section 901(4) by varying the required off-street parking from 26 spaces to 16; and 2. Section 902 by varying the required off-street loading spaces required from 2 to 0. MAP NO. 5 Staff Contact: Barry Konkin – 604.946.3334 FILE NO. LU006385 Web Location:

April 2, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item F.21

▼ Project No. 6

Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006436) Location: 5515 Grove Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 6 Applicant: Howard Smid Telephone: 604.946.1726 Proposal: Application for Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of two single family residential lots. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7063 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS2 Single Family (0.40 ha) Residential to RS8 Single Family (390 m2) Residential. Development Variance Permit LU006436 To vary Section 607.4(b)(iii) of “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” MAP NO. 6 by varying the maximum permitted horizontal distance between the FILE NO. LU006436 front-most part of the attached garage and the rear-most point of the front elevation of the dwelling from 3 m to 4.9 m for proposed Lot 1 and from 3 m to 5.3 m for proposed Lot 2. Staff Contact: Lisa King – 604.952.3164 Web Location: April 2, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.05

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Burns Bog

Ecological Conservancy Area

Public Information Meeting Wednesday, April 25, 2012

6:30 to 9:00 pm

Delta Town and Country Inn 6005 Highway 17 (near Highway 99) Delta, BC


A bike drive in Ladner last weekend exceeded expectations as over 100 bicycles, along with helmets and cash, were dropped off at Sacred Heart.

Over 100 donated bikes to end up in hands of kids A bike drive held last weekend in Ladner turned out to be a big success. “It was very successful. People were so generous,” said Lisa Nykoluk, one of the organizers. Over 100 bikes were dropped off last Saturday at the Sacred Heart School parking lot along with a handful of new helmets and over $100 to buy more

bicycle helmets. A steady stream of people came to give bikes, said Nykoluk. “We’d go to sit down and, boom, there’s another one.” Hollyburn Family Services will help get the bikes into the hands of children and youth in the Vancouver area that don’t currently have access to them.

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The group is partnered with Obsession Bikes, a bike store in North Vancouver that runs a Bikes for Tykes program. The business fixes up donated bikes and puts them back into the community. “We had to recruit some more bike shops to help us out but everybody seems happy to help,” said Nykoluk.

and talk with staff from Metro Vancouver and the Corporation of Delta.

Public Hearing - April 24, 2012 ▼ Project No. 7 Application for Zoning Amendment

▼ Project No. 8 Application for Rezoning

(File No. LU006415) Location: 208 to 238 Graham Drive, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 7 Applicant: Hearth Architectural Inc. Telephone: 604.266.4677 Proposal: Application for Zoning Amendment to existing Comprehensive Development Zone No. 206 in order to permit lot consolidation and development of two new single family houses on Lot 159 and Parcel A, which is the consolidated lot. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7054 To amend various sections in Comprehensive Development Zone No. 206, including: a. Section 3.2 Setbacks to reflect the setbacks of the buildings currently proposed for construction; b. Section 3.3 Maximum Height of Structures to stipulate a maximum permitted height of 57 m Geodetic Survey of Canada for the principal structure; MAP NO. 7 c. Section 3.4 Density to establish a maximum floor area of FILE NO. LU006415 381 m2 and site coverage of 245 m2; and d. Section 3.6(2) Off-Street Parking to reduce the required number of visitor parking spaces from four to two, and to allow visitor parking to be located on individual lots instead of the common lot. Staff Contact: Susan Elbe – 604.946.3389 Web Location: April 2, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.06

(File No. LU006136) Location: 420 Audley Boulevard and Adjacent Un-addressed Parcel, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 8 Applicant: Earth Renu Energy Corp. Telephone: 604.306.6142 Proposal: Application for Rezoning in order to permit the development of a waste-to-energy anaerobic digester facility to produce bio-gas. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 6918 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from I2 Heavy Industrial to Comprehensive Development Zone No. 397 which would allow organic waste recycling and a bio-gas generation facility in addition to uses permitted in the I2 Heavy Industrial Zone, and require all receiving, sorting, initial processing and treating of any organic recyclable material to take place within an enclosed building only. Staff Contact: Barry Konkin – 604.946.3334 Web Location: March 5, 2012 Regular Council Meeting MAP NO.8 FILE NO. LU006136 Agenda Item E.06

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A24 The Delta Optimist April 18, 2012 Coming Events

"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 19 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. "Delta Model Railway Club meets Friday, April 20, 7 to 10:30 p.m. at Ladner Baptist Church, 5624 Ladner Trunk Rd. Open to all ages. Gym Entrance HO and N Scale Layouts. www. DeltaModelRailwayClub. com. "Opening Day of the 2012 season for the Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club is on Saturday, April 21, starting at noon. The First Bowls of the season will be delivered by Mayor Lois Jackson and MLA Vicki Huntington. The club welcomes new members. Anyone who would like to give this sport a try should contact John at 604-943-9877 for more information. Lessons for beginners are being offered from April 30. "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. "The Ladner Single Parents Support Group wishes to invite single parents with dependent children to a free dinner at the Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594 - 54A St., Delta, Wednesday, April 25. Doors open at 5:10 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. For further information please contact Tanya (778-389-0654).

"The Lower Mainland Green Team is going to be at the Delta Nature Reserve to remove invasive plants with the Cougar Creek Streamkeepers on April 28 from 10-1pm. To RSVP and for more info: http://www. events/57559482/ "Cedar Park Church hosts a garage sale, tomato sale and community barbecue

Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. (weather permitting) New: Treasure Chest; three to choose; Hotel stay, Gift certificate: restaurants, attractions, & more. Donations accepted. Email - cedarparkchurch@ "The South Delta “Free at 55” Discussion Group is hosting “How to Plan a Round-the-World Trip,” a presentation by Mahara Sinclaire, author of “The Laughing Boomer - Retire from Work - Gear Up for Living”. The presentation is at 7:30, Monday, April 30, at the Kin House in Ladner. Admission by small donation. For more information, call Paul or Cheryl at 604 948-0682 or visit www. 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 to 3:30 pm. At KinVillage Community Centre. Admission is free. Fund Raisers "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 "OWL’s annual open house is on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 380072nd St., Delta. Tour behind the scenes of the facility, visit Owl’s Nest Gifts, the Schoolhouse and find treasures at the garage sale. "The 27th Annual Classic & Vintage Motorcycle Swap Meet and Show ‘n Shine takes place Sunday, April 29 at the South Delta Recreation Centre in Tsawwassen. Swap meet doors open at 10 am. Admission $10, under 12: free. For more info visit www.classicbikeswapmeet. com. Arts "South Delta Artists Guild March/April show “Bloomin Art” For the home and garden enthu-

siasts, 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. "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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Bronze finish to Ice Hawks season

Delta salvages medal at Cyclone Taylor Cup after loss to league rival keeps PIJHL champions out of championship game MARK BOOTH

The Delta Ice Hawks at least reached the podium at the Cyclone Taylor Cup provincial junior “B” hockey championship but no doubt it was bittersweet seeing which team was standing at the top. The Ice Hawks capped a memorable 2011-12 season with a 5-3 win over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Sunday’s bronze medal game. Three hours later they watched the host Abbotsford Pilots win the gold medal game 3-2 in overtime against the Victoria Cougars to earn the opportunity to represent B.C. at next week’s Western Canadian Championships in Saskatoon. That’s the same Pilots team the Ice Hawks had defeated in six games to capture the Pacific International Junior Hockey League championship two weeks earlier. However, Abbotsford dealt Delta’s gold medal hopes a huge blow with a 6-4 roundrobin win on Friday night, then clinched a spot in the final with a victory against Beaver Valley Saturday, despite the Hawks cruising

to a 7-2 romp over Victoria. “It is definitely an opportunity lost but you can’t change it now,” said general manager Peter Zerbinos. “It is what it is and we move forward from it. We are not going to sit here and sulk about it.” The Ice Hawks opened cup play by cautiously playing Beaver Valley to a 1-1 draw last Thursday. Based on the 2011 tournament and the the Nitehawks’ success in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, it seemed like a positive result. A year ago, the Richmond Sockeyes dominated the PIJHL from start to finish, losing just three games the entire playoffs, yet finished last at the provincials. It was the KIJHL champions who won gold and the high-scoring Nitehawks looked to be another worthy contender. However, the tournament took a dramatic change Friday afternoon when Victoria blanked Beaver Valley 3-0 for its second straight win to clinch a spot in the final. It also set-up a pivotal evening matchup between the Ice Hawks and Pilots with the winner having inside track to be

Ice Hawks goalie Glenn Ferguson peaks around a Beaver Valley screen during Sunday’s bronze medal game.

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Delta Ice Hawks Cody Fidgett slips the puck past Beaver Valley’s Archie McKinnon during Sunday’s bronze medal game at the Cyclone Taylor Cup junior “B” provincial championships in Abbotsford. Fidgett helped the Hawks rally for a 5-3 victory. the other gold medal game opponent. Cody Fidgett’s goal with 6:13 remaining in the second period gave the Hawks a 3-2 lead. The Pilots answered less than two minutes later on the power play and would go on to convert three of five chances, including the game winner midway through the third period. “It was game we came out kind of flat and I didn’t think we played our best hockey,” said Zerbinos. “We took some untimely penalties that really hurt us and we made our own bed by not bringing our ‘A’ game on top

of that. “One of the things we were worried about is every so often we seemed to take a night off. We always have recovered from it because it’s usually a seven game series. In this tournament one bad stretch can cost you the entire championship and that’s pretty much what happened.” Delta looked like it might miss the podium altogether when Beaver Valley struck for a pair of goals in the bronze medal game to take a 3-2 lead with less than 10 minutes remaining. However, Spencer Traher scored his final goal as an

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Ice Hawk with 5:31 remaining and rookie Kolten Grieve celebrated his 18th birthday 35 seconds later with an unassisted effort for the game winner. Appropriately, three graduating 20-year-olds, who played a huge part in this team’s success, combined on an insurance marker as Fidgett scored from John Proctor and Traher. “Our objective from the start was to win our league and get to the Cyclone Taylor Cup,” added Zerbinos. “This team has been built for the last three years to thrive in a seven game series. This was a

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completely different format for us and we have learned from it and hopefully we will be back again.” Icing... The Ice Hawks received added support for the tournament from the Vancouver Giants who looked after the team’s equipment and uniforms throughout the weekend. “They lent their guys to us and everything was set-up like a Western Hockey League team,” said Zerbinos. “They were kind enough to offer their services to another Delta based team and I can’t thank them enough for what they did.”

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Three teams stay in cup hunt with quarter-final wins ’96 Selects, ’97 Vipers & ’98 Blues are victory away from championship game


Ladner Vipers’ Leah Burns works her way past a Richmond Raiders opponent during Sunday’s U15 Coastal “B” Cup quarter-final game at Hugh Boyd Park. The Vipers erupted for three goals in extra time en route to a 4-1 victory. They now travel to Port Coquitlam on Sunday looking to secure a spot in the championship game, scheduled for the May 5-6 weekend in Richmond.

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Three South Delta youth soccer teams remain in the championship hunt as Coastal Cup playdowns have reached the semi-final stage. The Tsawwassen based U16 Delta Selects boys squad advanced to the Coastal “A” Cup final four with a 2-0 victory over Chilliwack FC last weekend at Pebble Hill Park. The Selects will now meet league champion Richmond United on Saturday (1 p.m.) at Hugh Boyd Park. In Coastal “B” Cup playdowns, the Ladner Vipers exploded for three goals in extra time for a 4-1 road win over the Richmond Raiders in U15 girls action. Olivia Priestlay had opened the scoring before the Raiders pulled even before the interval. After a scoreless second half between the two evenly matched teams, the Vipers went to work in overtime as Olivia Walley, Lesley Antic and Priestlay each found the back of the net. Ladner will also be on the road for its semi-final encounter next Sunday against the Port Coquitlam Storm. In U14 girls action, the Tsawwassen ’98 Blues continued their outstanding season with a 4-2 victory over Coquitlam Metro Ford Inferno at Winskill Park on Sunday night. The Blues, who opened cup play with a 1-0 win over Semiahmoo, will now travel up the Sunshine Coast on Sunday to face the Powell River Cobras. The Coastal Cup finals will take place May 5-6 in Richmond. Semi-final wins by all three teams this weekend will also secure berths into the Provincial Cup championships in July. Now in its 59th year, qualifying for the Coastal Cup has become the goal of 1,500 youth soccer teams and 20,000 players each season.

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HUGUET - Eleanor Dorthea (Dorie)

MILFORD (Nee HERENDY), Joanne In Loving Memory of Joanne Milford Joanne left us on April 14, 2011 and the sorrow of her loss touches us each passing day. Joanne was the loving mother of Madison and Bobby, the beloved wife of Ian, the faithful daughter of Olive and a steadfast sister to Kim. Joanne taught us the virtues of loyalty, compassion, tenacity and unconditional love. She brought us joy and was our delight. "When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." Kahlil Gibran On Joy & Sorrow


Sept 24, 1921 - April 15, 2012 Dorie passed into the presence of her Saviour April 15, 2012 in the Kinsmen Village Care Centre in Tsawwassen, BC. She will be lovingly missed by her 4 children: Cheryle (Ed Ellila), Delora(Brian Borg), Kim (Tracey), Graeme(Tammy); 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many friends. Born in Winnipeg, MB and settling in Ladner BC in 1970, Dorie was a woman who worked faithfully in and out of the home, from teaching kindergarten and early childhood education, to retiring from BC Land Assessments. Her passion for serving her community through her church, was reflected in many activities including Sunday School, Kids clubs, womens’s ministries and outreach hospitality. Dorie’s cheerful attitude, kindness, love, extreme generosity and compassion for others will remain as her legacy. The family would like to thank the staff of Delta Hospital, Kinsmen Village and particularly, Dr. David Hsia for his loving care and support over the years. A Celebration of Life will take place at Ladner Baptist Church 5624 Ladner Trunk Rd. on Sat. April 21 at 2:30pm, Light refreshments to follow. (Viewing at the church 10:00 - 11:30 am; Internment 12:30 Boundary Bay Cemetery). In lieu of flowers, donations to the Union Gospel Mission, Gideon Bibles or Urban Promise Children’s Ministry would be appreciated.

In Memoriam

ARCHIBALD - Edward (Ted) Jan 28, 1935 - April 11,2012. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ted Archibald, taken from us by Pulmonary Fibrosis. Ted was born in Vancouver, graduated from Magee High in ’52 and from UBC with a Masters degree in Education and was a 58 year member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He taught in Burnaby and then was the principal in Delta at Cliff Drive , Sunshine Hills and Gray. Ted leaves behind his wife of 53 years Gloria, and his 3 children Anne (Dave) son Kent and stepson Andrew; Ralph (Patti-Jaye) daughters Karly and Taylor; Drew (Janet) son Michael and daughters Jessica and Georgia. He was predeceased by his father Dr Ralph Archibald, mother Mae, and sister Frances Kemp. He leaves behind cousins Ben, Betty,Linda, and niece Alison. Ted was very active in sports; basketball , tennis and golf with his buddies at the Tsawwassen Golf Course. He was also an avid and skilled bridge player. He was a beloved hockey fan and was a charter member of the Vancouver Canucks seasons ticket holders. Ted spent his childhood summers at Boundary Bay frolicking on the sandbars on the incoming tide. He enjoyed family vacations in Palm Springs, Hawaii and the Okanagan, years of weekends at Yellowpoint Lodge, a European tour and a cruise on the Queen Mary II. Ted loved living on the beach in Boundary Bay and in his beloved Ladner where lifelong friendships were made. His witty sense of humour, gracious manners and love for his dear family will always be treasured. Dad, we will forever hold you close in our hearts. He shall not pass who lives on in the memory of his people. With thanks to Doctors Turner, Lai, Giustino , Simkus and staff at Delta Hospital Emergency. No Service by request

Passed away peacefully at home on April 13, 2012. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Jean, daughter Linda (Brooke) Williams, Sons James (Lynne) and Gregory (Linda), nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and many friends, relatives and colleagues. A Celebration of Irving’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Society, #600 – 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 9Z9, The Canadian Diabetes Association, #360 – 1385 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V9, or Alzheimer’s Association, #300 – 2425 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 4L6, in Irving’s memory, would be appreciated. To send condolences please visit our website at

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Employers hire CanScribe Medical Transcription graduates. Loans and finance options available. 1.800.466.1535




G license,18-20Ft trucks, Clear abstract, Perm/ FT, AM shift, Benefits, Familiar with Lower Mainland. Email:

DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 3 or 1: - Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using non-destructive testing. No Exp. Needed!! Plus extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, valid license, High School Diploma or GED. Apply online at: under careers. Click here to apply, keyword: Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE. EOE

Saturday ★ April 21 ★ 9 - 4 Sunday ★ April 22 ★ 10 - 3 •General Admission $4.00 •Dealer Set - up Early Bird Admission $20 - 3 day pass Friday ★ April 20 ★ 6:30pm •200 plus Tables QUEENS PARK ARENA (by McBride Blvd & 6th Ave) NEW WESTMINSTER

PATIENTS - need a Medical Marijuana Doctor? Growers want to be a Designated Grower? Info at: or 1-250-860-8611.

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ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE 19th Annual Show & Sale

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Celebrate the lives of loved ones with your stories, photographs and tributes on


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DUMP TRUCK Driver Class 3 with air, must be able to do some maintanance, not full time. Call Bryan after 6pm 604-946-5130


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SCHOOL BUS COMPANY Looking for Class 2 drivers. Airbrakes a plus, benefits available (Medical/Dental). For more information, Call: 604-439-0842 or fax resumes and abstracts: 604-439-1941


General Employment

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ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LIMITED is recruiting Line Cooks and Guest Services positions for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. E-mail your resume to:

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requires Full-time & part-time DRIVERS

Day & evening shift. Apply in person with resume 4815 Delta Street No phone calls please!!



CDA/RECEPTIONIST for Dental clinic in Ladner. Email resume to:



Coordinator / Lead Position with the Delta Division of Family Practice.

Further information about this exciting opportunity and application process can be found at: http:// viewlisting.aspx?id=251188 SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:



OUTSIDE Sales Econo-Pro Enterprises is looking to add to our Outside Sales team. Sales experience in Waste and/or Construction industries preferred. Email to



CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. MORLEY MULDOON TRANSPORT is seeking qualified Heavy Duty Mechanics or Heavy Equipment Technicians, Dispatcher, HR/Safety Supervisor. Fax resume to 780-842-6511 or email to:

MACHINIST - Atlas Copco Thiessen manufactures mining consumables. We are looking for CNC machinists. Must be available to work shifts. Trade ticket, Fanuc controls an asset. Good knowledge of the English language. Email to NOW - NEW 8 week courses covering snowmobile or quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all - fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview, Alberta. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882;

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT Icom Canada Holdings Inc. SHIPPER/RECEIVER Icom Canada Holdings Inc., a radio communications distributor, is seeking a full-time Shipper/Receiver to join our team in Delta, near the Town and Country Hotel. Qualified candidates must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., have shipping and receiving experience, strong organization skills, ability to maintain accurate inventory and supplies records, with good computer experience. Warehouse management system experience is desired. If you are a team player, demonstrates good communication skills, and is flexible in nature, we want you to join our team. Please send resumes and salary expectation by email only to: No phone calls, please.




ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE 19th Annual Show & Sale Hosted by Fraser Valley Antique & Collectible Club

Saturday ★ April 21 ★ 9 - 4 Sunday ★ April 22 ★ 10 - 3 •General Admission $4.00 •Dealer Set - up Early Bird Admission $20 - 3 day pass Friday ★ April 20 ★ 6:30pm •200 plus Tables QUEENS PARK ARENA (by McBride Blvd & 6th Ave) NEW WESTMINSTER



SUPERB 24TH Annual Auction. Horse drawn carriages & sleighs. Plus incredible offering horse era antiques. Sunday, May 6, 12 Noon, Al Oeming Park; Bodnarus Auctioneering. Phone 306-227-9505. Canada’s Best.


For Sale Miscellaneous

COMPOST FOR SALE Composted cow manure. Great for gardens. $5 per yard Call: (604)-854-0669 Call: (604) 798-3498 SAVE 50% ON TOP QUALITY WALK-IN SAFETY BATHTUBS www.bcseniorsafetyservices .com Professional Installation Call: (604) 940-8814 WHEELCHAIR, 'TILT', suits 180lb, gel cushion, $2200. Silver plate tea/coffee set, 5 pce $100, all obo. Call 604-943-1036 **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 STEREO HI FI 25-30 yrs old, records included $200. dishes, silverware & glassware $50. Salad maker $25. 604-946-5819




To apply submit resume by Email to or fax to 604-513-9905

MOVING - Excellent Furniture in Great Condition Solid 48" Oak Dining Table, leaf + 4 chairs $425; Almost new 8’ cotton sofa $275; Queen Solid Pine 4-poster bed $200; Solid Oak Media Centre $25; New bone low-flo toilet - not used $50; Double Maple Bed $25; 18 Spd Mountain Bike $40 email:


Required ASAP

A Richmond bag mfg has openings for Temporary, Full-time piecework for industrial sewers. The ideal candidate(s) will have a min of 3 years experience, speak/read/write English, be physically fit, be willing to work Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm to Midnight. Must have their own car. Compensation will be paid based on units of production. Reply in confidence to: Human Resources, Bulldog Bag Ltd., 13631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, V6V 1K4, or fax to 604-273-9927, or email to


Chocolate Brown Chest of Drawers, 5 drawers $45. Small Maple Desk-w/7 drawers $45. Both are solid wood and in good condition. Phone for details 604.940.1656

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


OAK DESK, 60’’, 2 pieces with hutch, 2 locking compartments, great cond $150 obo. 2 book shelves $25 ea 604-946-6922 Queen size mattress & frame, Simons Beauty Rest $300, desk/ sofa tbl $150, 604-362-7435 VILAS MAPLE table, 2 leaves, 6 hi-back chairs, buffet, hutch $3000obo. Call 604-241-4540


Garage Sale

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PUZZLE ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE Saturday Only! April 21 ★ 8am - 1:30pm 1022 Walalee Drive Tsawwassen (in the Village) Tons of Household Items − Low Prices! Everything MUST Go! No early birds please!


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Lumber/Building Supplies

DIY STEEL BUILDING DEALS! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. FREE BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY dropleaf dining table with four chairs, in excellent condition. Especially well designed for where you don’t have a lot of space. $700. Call John at 604-209-6562

Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. (website: designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The company has been in operation since 1955 and is privately owned with an attractive employee ownership program available to all employees. Our 50,000 square foot shop is located in Port Kells, Surrey. We require a Purchasing Agent who has several years of purchasing experience in metal fabrication and custom equipment manufacturing. An attractive remuneration package will be offered to a qualified candidate.



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:


Wanted to Buy

STAMPS wanted Collector looking to buy stamp collections. email:

Musical Instruments


Sales, Repair and Tuning Natural Wood Canadian Pianos Reconditioned from $1200 Rentals from $500/yr Moving Included

Herbert L. Huestis

4472 Arthur Drive, Ladner, B.C., V4K 2X2 604-946-3952 • Associate Piano Technician's Guild


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Childcare Available

MOM OF three has ECE and is offering licensed daycare in my home. I have space available for babies - 5years. Exc references. Call Raywin 778-999-1015


Daycare Centres

Houses - Sale

ROGER BASI Interested In Selling Your Home? Lets Talk!!! Remax Award Winner 100% Club. Certified in Feng Shui Home Stager. List and Sell your home with me & receive $500.00 towards moving costs. Cell: (604) 618-2820



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;


Condos/ Townhouses


Houses - Sale


Real Estate

★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! ( 604) 657-9422

7588 150A St. 5 BR, 3½ ba. Open Sat 2-4pm. $758,800. Elvira Hall, Royal Pacific Rlty, 604-783-9632 Eco-friendly •


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



Out Of Town Property


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




North Vancouver

N. VAN: Townhouse; 5 BR, 1800sf, $479,900. Condo’s: 1 BR ocean view, concrete $344,900. 1 BR, 680sf, updated $238,900. 1 BR, 7 appls, 4 yr new $309,900. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

BY OWNER, 2200sf, 3 BR + den, 2.5 bath, 7300sf lot, facing south, $669,000 604-943-9600


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;

Industrial/ Commercial


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

OPEN HOUSE - SAT & SUN APRIL 22nd 1pm - 4pm HIGGINSON VILLAS 55+ Gated Community. 30 - 45752 Stevenson Rd, Chilliwack Empty, ready to go. Beautiful detached freehold rancher 2 bdrm +den, 2 bath, finished basement, Sardis Park area Nr all ammens $438,500. 604.824.7405


Langley/ Aldergrove


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


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


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.




Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888

Shedding light on community issues

St. Bernese Puppies Gorgeous mix of St Bernard (dry mouth) and Bernese Mountain dog. Pups will be ready mid May. Striking markings. Call now to reserve your favorite Call: (604) 7960116 email:


BRAND NEW Condo, Cordova, Vancouver downtown, 1 bdrm facing waterfront & mountains. $1400/m, NOW, 778-316-4493 LADNER, 2BR, May 1. $900 incls cbl, heat h/w, prkg , elevator, 1/2 blk to bus, ns/np 604-946-6846 TSAW EXEC 3 br, 2nd flr crnr,3 ba, all ammens, incl ldry, fp, heat, np, no bbq, $1900 604-943-6163

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

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Recreation Property

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.

3540 3/4 ACRE lot on Fraser River, 8 km outside Lillooet on highway 12. Beautiful view with 90 ft. of river frontage. Drilled well. Build your dream home or cottage. 3.5 hrs from Vancouver. $89,000. Mark Rawson, Re/Max Sea to Sky R.E. Lillooet. 250-256-1898. CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★


Sunshine Coast

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

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL Studio, $685, May 1 1 Bedroom, $795, 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 TSAWWASSEN VILLA 2 br apt. $1066, incld dw, balc, prkg, h/w & heat, cat neg. avail avail May 1, 604-880-5391


Pet Services

Duplexes - Rent

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


Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners)

Mobile Homes

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

* 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

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


New Westminster

N. WEST: 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/Pets OK. Near skytrain/transit. $219,900. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474


Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663






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


Creation Station Daycare

673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Sry Centre ground level 1500sf 2br 2ba 45+ twnhouse $254,900 868-7716 id5516 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 1785sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse $419,900 507-8186 id5525

F/T LIVE in caregiver needed ASAP for 9, 6 & 3yrs old kids in Ladner, eves & night shift, $10.25/hr. Mary 604-946-6596


6020-34 ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for Free!

Childcare Wanted

Houses - Rent

CENTRAL TSAW 3 br bungalow, garage, walk to park & shop, $1800+util. June 1. 604-943-7200

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




Houses - Rent

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 WROCK Oceanview, furn, 2/4BR, nr 99, 7 appls, clean, bright, dbl garage, large deck, ns/np, $1975/mo, May 1, 604-327-9597


Office/Retail Rent

Space for Lease

★ TSAWWASSEN Office/Commercial space 786 -1658 sq ft. Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203



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 g/l ste, newer Tsaw Ctre, yard, f/p, own ldry. $1250+util, ns np May 1st or 15th 604-202-6400 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


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



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

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

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

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

LADNER Lora Court and Del Rio

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


The Delta Optimist April 18, 2012


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Legal/Public Notices

Dial-A-Lawyer Day April 21st 10AM-2PM Call: 1.800.663.1919 15 minutes free in the following areas of law: Family, Employment/ Labour, Immigration, Torts, Wills, Estates and Trusts

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.


Accounting/ Bookkeeping


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


Business Services

DENIED CANADA PENSION plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222.



Collectibles & Classics

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra

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

Now get up to $1.5m business or personal loan, with interest rate starting from 1.9% bad credit welcome!


Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

*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!

604.434.7744 •


Legal Services

CRIMINAL RECORD? Money-back guarantee. 100,000+ Record Removals since 1989. A+ BBB Rating. Only $45.50/month - Assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO BOOKLET - 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)


Luxury Cars

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


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2005 CHEV Cavalier, auto, 2 dr, a/c, 93,000 kms, new brakes & tires, Duralubed since new, $4250 obo. 604-986-2430 Email: 2005 SATURN Ion, 2 dr coupe, 112K, 2.2, 5sp, aircared to 2014, $5500 obo, 604-996-9143(Abbot)

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. 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

2007 CADILLAC Escalade 4wd (Luxury, Leather, Sunroof, Mags)...$32,995 #3339 1-888-812-2511

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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


Scrap Car Removal

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

2009 CHEV Aveo LT 9,000 km, auto, s/roof, pwr window, tilt, a/c, 1 owner $11,500 604-858-5824 2011 CADILLAC CTS (Luxury. Leather, Panaramic Sunroof, Mags, 10 to clear)....MSRP $45,645 Now $29,995 1-888-812-2511 2011 CHEVROLET Impala (Auto, air, Fully Loaded, V6, 30 to clear)....MSRP $29,690 Now $13,995 #4135 - 1-888-812-2511 2011 CHEVROLET Malibu (Auto,air, fully loaded, 80 to clear)....MSRP $26,200 Now $14,995 #4140 – 1-888-812-2511

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

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


Luxury Cars

Auto Miscellaneous

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in April, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095.



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

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 1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC E

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


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


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


1985 DODGE camper van converted to tradesman standup van, offers to $2,000. 604-985-5144 lve message pls.

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

27’ CLASS C Fleetwood Jamboree RV sleeps 6,fully equipped. A-1 cond runs great. $15,000 obo. 604-947-9214

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 137 kms, good cond., $4300. 604-845-4766 after 4pm or all day wkends

2003 VW Jetta, $7800, 2 ltr, grey, exc cond. 111kms, no acc, blk int, heated seats. 604-926-8282

2005 CHRYSLER Town & County Touring, fully loaded, pwr side door/taildoor, store & go seats. $7,500 obo. 604-710-9030 2010 CHEVROLET Express 2500 Cargo (Auto, air, 15 Cargo Vans to Clear)...$21,995 #3330 1-888-812-2511 2010 DODGE Grand Caravan (Fully Loaded, Media Centre with Stow’n Go, 40 Grand caravans to Clear)...$15,995 #3530 1-888-812-2511 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

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 NOW - NEW 8 week courses covering snowmobile or quad or marine outboard repair. Take one course or all - fit your interest and your timeline. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview, Alberta. Affordable residences. 1-888-999-7882;

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

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.

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

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

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


03 Chevy Cavalier

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, std, 181K, exc cond, air cared. $1650 obo. (Richmond) 778-881-6478


Services & Repairs


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

2006 VW Golf 4-door, 2.0L auto, 77,000 km, books/records, as new. $10,800. 604-987-3876. D24627 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


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

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


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

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




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




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

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166

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

Sports & Imports


NEW CHEVROLET Silverado Crew Cabs (Auto, V8, Air, Onstar, well equiped, 200 Trucks to Clear)) MSRP $33,980 Now $21,995 - 1-888-812-2511

2003 LINCOLN Town Car, 63,000 miles, garage kept, immac, $11,950. 604-534-0242

1999 Ford Taurus 196000kms $2400 obo. 4 door automatic. Runs great. 604-824-8075

Call now to apply 1-866 642-1867

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.



IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Looking for business, personal or title loan?


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

Financial Services

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500


1990 TOYOTA Tacoma, V6, k/cab, 5 spd manual, 100 k, (37k towed behind RV) front towbar, Leer canopy, records, pristine, must see. $5500 604-922-8814 2007 FORD Ranger XL, 90,000 km, seats 5, silver, 1 owner. Asking $8500 obo. 778-896-2142 2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511

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

2011 SUBARU Outback (Luxury Crossover, Auto, Loaded)...$26,988 #3626 1-888-812-2511

2008 CORVETTE Convertible (26,000km’s) (leather, All Optins, Chrome Mags) $37,995 #3345 1-888-812-2511

rhero aise the supe LE DEAL! Pr ghts Ti . es lin 3 UNBELIEVAB e in of this vehicl s ie . lit 00 bi 33 pa ca 4-630tional. Call 60 and cape op




1 photo auto ad, 3 lines in 12 community papers. 1 online auto ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel, for up to one year.

We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.630-3300


April 18, 2012 The Delta Optimist



ALL DONE HOME CLEANING $25/hr. Helping make your life easier! Bondable & ref’s Call 604-807-5025 DEE’S Housecleaning, Move In/ Out, Wkly, Bi-Wkly, Monthly, Spring Clean 604-560-3602


Computer Services

Delta PC Service & Consulting

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

Call 778-882-4128



Advanced Concrete Enhancements Limited

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

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



Farrant Drywall Commercial Residential SANDY


946-8460 or 202-8319

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





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



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


• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




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10 000 DSoil li Mix i A ll 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

5333 - 176 St. Cloverdale


MRG SERVICES: Home repairs & carpentry Call Michael 604-943-6951


Lawn & Garden


604-649-0502 (cell)

888 8881

• We’re in the Big Green Trucks


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



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

CALL ANDY 604-908-3596

Spring Services

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



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

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

604 240 9340

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


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

Call Michael 604-943-6951


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

Low rates 100% guaranteed Free estimates

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

604 948 5296

For anything Yard Related!



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

“1 Call is All”

Landscape PLUS


Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee


Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates


Painting Contractor Residential / Commercial

• New Construction • Re-paint Interior / Exterior We Provide the High-End Quality! WCB Insured • Free Estimates Call Henry



Too much to do, not enough time? ... I can help! • Lawn maintenance • Window cleaning Designs • Prunning • • Gutter •cleaning • Lawns • Fences • Decks • • Pressure washing • Stone/Masonary • • Pruning and Hedging • Rubbish Call Hans JOHNremoval 604-943-4546 (WCB Insured) Tel: 604-948-0267 • 604-842-1468

OCL FINE HOMES • Complete renovation services

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

• Design & project management • Renovations & new homes

over 25 years experience

604 240 9340


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


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

Rubbish Removal

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

Rob 604-946-4796

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599

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

ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285



over 25 yrs exp




Tiles, Pavers & Stone

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


Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


Visit us online to receive a special discount:

Top Soil

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


• Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters

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

Seniors Discount

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

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

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

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

PRESSURE WASHING ★★★★ Free Estimates ★★★★ Call Andy 604-908-3596


A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Rick Wegner 604 809 6822 604 952 0975

604-946-4889 604-649-4930


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


Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson


A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

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

Maintenance & Contracting

WCB 604-943-0043 Local Resident 38 years



For all your Painting needs!

Member: Better Business Bureau






Richard Ryan

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

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




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

Mark 778-323-1045

Local Area Resident

604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187





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

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

Painting/ Wallpaper



• • • • • • •

Paving/Seal Coating


ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.


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

Moving & Storage

MASTER BRUSHES PAINTING Spring Special 15% off. Int 20% off Ext. Top quality paint & work. 604-377-5423, 778-545-0098 TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, interior/exterior Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255

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

310-JIMS (5467)


landscape construction

Jean-Guy 604-626-1975

● Pruning ● Planting - Beds ● Handyman Repairs!

Interior & Exterior

Lawn & Garden





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

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

GRASS CUTTING Services STARTING at $20 For service please call JORDAN at (604) 360-0493 Thankyou!

Interior & Exterior

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


Property Maintenance

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

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

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

over 25 years experience call Lance:

Painting/ Wallpaper


Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305

Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $55 ~

Same Day Service, Fully Insured


Lawn & Garden


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





Lic. #26765 • South Delta based





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

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

Any project,


or small...

Find all the help you need in the Home Services section

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