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South Delta is a challenge for TransLink as the transportation authority looks to improve service south of the Fraser River. That was the message from Robert Paddon, TransLink’s executive vice-president of customer service and public engagement, in a presentation and questionand-answer session last Thursday during a Delta Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Paddon’s presentation came as the transportation authority is mired in controversy, most notably due to the question of where it will find the money to undertake an expansion plan. Some of the challenges in South Delta, he said, stem from the fact 73 per cent of all its commuter trips leave the community but only 38 per cent of its bus capacity is utilized. That works out to a much higher per passenger cost than other areas. “I’d be the first to say that we’d like to have more service here. I think we should have longer hours, more frequent service. That is important for us to have in many areas south of the Fraser, and we need more service in other corridors as well,” Paddon said. “One of the challenges with the service in our region, particularly with our geography, is that it costs more to deliver it in some parts of our region than others... but it’s coverage and it’s important people can access the rest of the

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TransLink’s Robert Paddon addressed the Delta Chamber of Commerce. network.” Paddon said increased development in South Delta over the next few years should help increase ridership. The region’s mayors have been working with TransLink to come up with new money to fund transportation improvements. The Mayors’ Council last year approved a two-cents-a-litre gas tax increase to generate $40 million annually for the Evergreen Line. The mayors also agreed to a two-year property tax hike to fund further improvements, but first other avenues would be sought. The levy for 2013 and 2014 would have worked out to $23 on the average home in the region. The mayors, however, recently backtracked after a proposed substantial fare increase was rejected. As a result, TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis said all future expansion plans for the Greater Vancouver transit system are being halted except for the Evergreen Line.

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May 2, 2012 The Delta Optimist A3

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The Tsawwassen First Nation’s treaty, the first negotiated under the B.C. Treaty Commission process, legally took effect on April 3, 2009. It gives the TFN the constitutional authority to make laws and set its own course, leaving the much-maligned Indian Act as nothing more than a bleak memory. Laws are passed by the Tsawwassen legislature,

The first full cycle of the Tsawwassen First Nation’s self-government has been a highly productive one, but there’s still much to be done. In an interview with the Optimist, TFN Chief Kim Baird expressed elation with the job done by her First Nation’s first posttreaty legislature, More on this story online which has been operating under www.delta-optimist.com the unfamiliar territory of self-govthe highest governing body ernance. of the TFN. Regulations “It’s been daunting are passed by the executive because we’ve had to crecouncil, a smaller group ate brand new policies and made up of members of the procedures for a brand new legislature. governance structure. Now “The treaty and related that we’re working our agreements present way through it, we have an Tsawwassen First Nation annual reporting cycle that with modern governance we’re constantly refining as tools, coupled with funds, well, but at least now we’re to generate increased ecogetting to the point where nomic vitality. It makes we’re refining things,” Tsawwassen First Nation Baird said. an equal partner in govThe TFN legislative ernment-to-government assembly held a series relationships with Canada of meetings at the First and British Columbia, and Nation’s recreation centre provides for strong and as well as the longhouse. workable interactions with The final spring session these partners,” accordwrapped up March 15. ing to the B.C. Ministry of The next gathering of the Aboriginal Relations and legislature will feature a Reconciliation. newly elected government. Since the treaty came Nominations will take place into effect, the Tsawwassen in June and the election for government has passed council and chief will be about two dozen acts rangheld in September. ing from the Tsawwassen

Constitution Act and Judicial Proceedings Act to the Children and Families Act and Economic Development Act. Baird said they are still busy working on new policies. “We still have a ton of policies to get through. Our policy guys have a list of two dozen policy subjects that they want to work on at any given time... So we just have to make sure we’re at patient and do quality work on everything we’re working on.” Since the treaty came into effect, the TFN has also been busy mapping an economic development course. After approving a land use plan, the First Nation is moving forward with a major housing development as well as two huge shopping centres, which will change the retail landscape of the Lower Mainland. The TFN has also been developing its industrial land, working with Port Metro Vancouver, which is keenly interested in the potential opportunities. The TFN is inviting its members to take part in a two-day consultation workshop at UBC this June to discuss their evolving future. Some of the topics to be covered include the five-year strategic plan, treaty distributions and the proposed waste-to-energy project.

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Southlands consultations about to get underway BY

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Public consultation is about to get underway for the proposal to develop the Southlands property. Century Group president Sean Hodgins, who recently outlined his rezoning application to Delta council, will make a presentation and answer questions at a meeting with several civic advisory committees tomorrow at the Ladner Community Centre at 7 p.m. The public can attend, but only to observe. The Century Group is

organizing information sessions on Saturday, May 12 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Tuesday, May 15 (4 to 8 p.m), both at South Delta Recreation Centre. Delta will also be holding a public information meeting, likely in June. A few weeks ago, a rezoning application was submitted for the first phase of the proposed development of the 500-plus-acre property in Tsawwassen. That phase involves 14 hectares (35 acres) and includes 450 residential units in various forms and densities, including cot-

tage-style and single-family homes, duplexes, manor homes, live-work studios, townhomes/rowhomes and condos. At 345, condos would make up the majority of that housing. Pointing out his development would offer the community a variety of housing now unavailable, Hodgins told council the next phase would see a predominance of cottage-style homes. He plans to set up an example of one at his nearby mall. His development would eventually result in 950 homes and the transfer of 80 per cent of the

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Canadian model for sustainable neighbourhood development. The initial phase will focus on creating the initial community trust farmlands and open areas, the Market Square and Farmers’ Market, and the first phase of family townhomes.” The application notes 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.” Continuing its fight

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A4 The Delta Optimist May 2, 2012

Southpointe is tops again in Report Card

Water main break leaves Tsaw. homes dry BY

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A few Tsawwassen homes were left temporarily dry after a water main break last weekend. The break occurred just off Timbervalley Road in the Tsawwassen Terrace subdivision on Sunday evening. Delta’s director of engineering, Steven Lan, said crews were able to isolate the problem but had to shut off a valve to begin fixing the water main, leaving about four to six households without water. He said fixing the burst pipe was hampered by the fact a B.C. Hydro main runs perpendicular to the water main. Coun. Sylvia Bishop, who was in the area after receiving a call about the

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A broken water main buckled the road in Tsawwassen Terrace last weekend. water main break from a resident, said the road buckled and lifted after being flooded.

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over time. It also includes information about each school’s make up, including parent income, percentage of ESL students and percentage of special needs students. When comparing school performance, it’s important to consider all factors that affect learning, which is why the Report Card offers demographic data in addition to exam results, said Peter Cowley, the Fraser Institute’s director of school performance studies. Earlier this year, the Fraser Institute released its annual rankings of B.C. elementary schools, which saw Southpointe share top spot overall. No Delta public school cracked the top 100. • In other school news, according to the Delta school district’s latest Achievement Contract, submitted to the Ministry of Education annually, over the past eight years Delta’s average six-year high school completion rate has been 87 per cent, compared to the provincial average of 79 per cent.

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Expanded anti-bullying policy sought

SDSS students ask for homophobia provision to be added; school board wants to study idea further BY

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The Delta school district strives to address concerns through meaningful dialogue, says board chair Dale Saip. That comment last Friday was in response to a request by a pair of South Delta Secondary students to add a provision regarding homophobia to the district’s anti-bullying policy. At a presentation to the Delta school board earlier in the week, Grade 12 student Maddy Van Beek and Grade 10 student Rachel Garrett asked for a specific policy dealing with the issue. Saip said the district is inviting concerned students to join them at the Superintendent’s Council made up of teachers, students, parents and administration to discuss ideas and concerns. “Our current bullying policy states that we do not tolerate any form of discrimination in our schools; this includes discrimination based on sexual orientation. So it is addressed in our current policy,” Saip said. “However, students, teachers and parents have come to us with real concerns of anti-homophobia discrimination in our schools. We need to ensure their concerns are attended to. At this point, we don’t know what the final actions and recommendations will be, be it new policy or other action, we don’t know the

outcomes yet,” he said. Van Beek told the Optimist having the proposal brought forward at the Superintendent’s Council is a step in the right direction. Noting parent response has, so far, been extremely positive, she said a model anti-homophobia policy was devised using one inspired by the Burnaby school district.

“If people are educated about these things, they’ll realize these are painful words they’re using. If people are more educated, then homophobia will decrease much faster.”

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“A lot of what the Burnaby policy focused on was education and a bit on the punitive measures for those who displayed homophobia. But it’s mostly education and we think education is absolutely the most crucial,” Van Beek said. “If people are educated about these things, they’ll realize these are painful words they’re using. If people are more educated, then homophobia will decrease much faster,” she added. Saip said he’s not against an anti-homophobia policy, but he’s reluctant to jump into a policy that could

detract from other forms of bullying. “However, students have come forward with a real issue that affects their lives and the lives of many other students. It is our responsibility as the board of education to ensure their concerns are genuinely attended to,” he said. The B.C. NDP last year called on the government to ensure every school in the province has specific policies regarding homophobia and transphobia. Earlier this year, the West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund also asked the government to introduce a provincial policy to prevent homophobia in schools. In a letter to Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister George Abbott, the advocacy group stated, “All students have a right to feel safe in their schools, and all students have a right to attend school without fear of discrimination, harassment or abuse. While these rights extend to all students equally, we know that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth are particularly vulnerable to bullying in schools.” The group pointed out the Burnaby school district became the latest to have a specific policy, but it’s only one of a small number of B.C. districts to have done so. The failure of a majority of school districts to implement human rights and antidiscrimination language into their codes of conduct

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A6 The Delta Optimist May 2, 2012

Expanded walk-in clinic opens in Ladner Ladner Centre Medical reunites Trenant Park doctors while increasing the range of services provided BY

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An expanded medical clinic offering a wide range of services, including walkin, officially opened last Friday in Ladner. Located on Ladner Trunk Road next to the abc Restaurant, Ladner Centre Medical will be a welcome addition for many residents that don’t have a family doctor or can’t get in to see their regular physician. Most of the doctors at the clinic were originally together in an office across the street at Trenant Park Square until a couple of years ago when their lease situation forced them to move to different offices. Some of the doctors stayed together at smaller facility on Harvest Drive for a while, but now everyone as been reunited in the much bigger offices that can provide even more. In addition to a walk-in clinic, the medical centre also offers such services as massage therapy and kinesiology. Dr. Maha Balakumar, a general family doctor at

the clinic, told the Optimist it will be a great addition for the Ladner community to have so many services available under one roof. “It’s like a family reunion for us. We all work very well together and we’re all happy to be together for this community. I’m sure we’re looking for new doctors too,” he said. Balakumar, who also works as a hospitalist at Delta Hospital, said the provincial government has been making strides to increase the number of physicians, including general family doctors, that can either work on their own or within medical clinics. “The government has introduced some new incentives for new family practice doctors and that is, in my view, helping to a certain extent. All these incentives towards family practice is also changing the way doctors are practicing too now,” he said. Last fall, an Ipsos Reid survey conducted on behalf of the B.C. Medical Association found that 60 per cent of British Columbians polled said

they disapprove of the job the provincial government is doing managing the health care system. Among the top concerns was that everyone should have a family doctor. The survey found that roughly one in 10 British Columbians say they do not have a regular family doctor, but are looking for one. Younger residents are most likely to be looking for a doctor. Six in 10 British Columbians say they want a doctor as their first point of contact with the health care system. The previous year, Health Services Minister Kevin Falcon announced the province would spend $137 million over two years to overhaul the primary health care system. The amount included funding previously announced by the government, but Falcon went further by promising a family doctor for every British Columbian by 2015. Up to 200,000 British Columbians don’t have regular access to a family doctor, according to the B.C. Medical Association.

Last summer, the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons released its 2010 Annual Report, which concluded “significant progress” was made toward addressing the physician shortage across the province and ensuring more patients have access to care. The report noted the government has committed to increasing the capacity to train physicians, including expansion of the undergraduate and postgraduate MD program at UBC, as well as the addition of more postgraduate residency positions PHOTO BY SANDOR GYARMATI for international Acting mayor Jeannie Kanakos cut the ribbon last Friday at the opening of a medical gradu- medical clinic in Ladner. Kanakos said it will be a great addition to the comuates. nity and extremely useful in people’s busy lives.

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are saving their pennies for the hospital and have started a penny drive. The Riverhouse is joined by Budget Foods, Heritage House Interiors and the Ladner Legion as local organizations collecting pennies for Every Penny Counts. The local restaurant hopes to raise $1,000 in cooper pieces. “This fundraiser is a great and fun opportunity for us and our customers to get involved and help our hospital,” said Aimee Coleman, server at the Riverhouse Restaurant &

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When it comes to Delta’s commercial areas, there seems to be a difference between what’s viable and what’s desirable. When civic politicians discussed redevelopment plans for the Ladner waterfront once again last week, it was clear that building heights continue to be a sticking point. Developers are always after a certain number of storeys in order to make a project financially viable whereas residents typically want to see structures of a less imposing nature. During the debate, Coun. Scott Hamilton stressed that developers won’t buy into what’s envisioned for the waterfront unless it makes financial sense for them to do so, marking the latest instance where a vision for a particular area of our community hasn’t necessarily matched the fiscal reality. During Tsawwassen Area Plan discussions a couple of years ago owners of commercial properties were asked why a concept developed for the town core two decades earlier hadn’t come to fruition. The short answer was that it didn’t make financial sense. The same is happening in North Delta, where a review of the area plan got underway earlier this year with much lamenting over the state of Scott Road, or at least the North Delta side of it. Across the street in Surrey there has been significant development, but the North Delta side has remained, for the most part, stagnant and looks quite tired in stretches. The debate is not always about height, as there are also issues about density, development cost charges, property taxes and the like, but invariably it boils down to whether developers believe they can make a buck. And when that question is asked in Delta, often times the answer has been no, which is why the Ladner waterfront has remained an afterthought and the commercial areas in all three communities have remained relatively status quo. It’s a conundrum for civic officials as they try to balance the preservation of our small town charm with the need to keep up to date and ensure vibrancy of the municipality’s commercial sector. Turning Delta into Richmond or Surrey isn’t going to fly, nor should it, but too much small town thinking can prevent progress (and I’m referring to the welcomed kind that actually improves our quality of life, not the less desirable progress for progress sake). Our limited population means we’ll never be a fit for certain enterprises, but there are many others that might set up shop here if the situation is right. More often that not, that hasn’t been the case.

Don’t let experience determine career advice for our children BRAD SHERWIN

COMMUNITY COMMENT “Dad, what should I do when I finish high school?” This is a question I’ve been dealing with these days. My son is in Grade 11 and looking at his future. I’ve been trying to forget he’s almost finished high school. I’m trying to remember when he learned to ride a bike instead. Time sure goes fast. And boy, does his pending graduation make me feel old! My initial response to him was going to be: “Decide what you want to take at university, and study hard!” He’s done the study hard part really well. The problem is, I’m the one who should have done more studying before giving him advice. When I asked my father what I should do, he had come from a different time. He was a pre-boomer. His generation had fewer people getting a post-secondary educa-

tion to establish their career. They didn’t need to. The massive balloon of children and families wanting more products and services drove employment. Advancing in your career during his generation was easy; the demand for someone to fill a seat was greater than the competition to fill it. Jobs were for life back then. From his experience, my father’s advice to me was: “Go to university, the job will follow.” Apparently he hadn’t read up on demographics at the time. I’m at the tail end of the baby boom. I got the education, but the boomers in front of me clogged up the job front. Now I’m in the position of having to provide my son (and eventually my other kids) advice on preparing for their future. All along, I’ve been practicing my “Go to university” speech. Just when I thought I had it perfected, I did what my father hadn’t done. I did a little research, and found that my initial response might not be the best advice after all. The jobs for my son’s generation will be quite different than for mine. I’ve heard all about a pending labour shortage, but it became much clearer when I attended a recent Delta school board meet-

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ing (yes, I’m part of the “sparsely populated” audience). Apparently, 10 per cent of future jobs will be filled by people who do not complete high school, 10 per cent by those who graduate Grade 12 and 30 per cent by those who carry on and complete university. But that’s only half the workforce. The remaining 50 per cent will be filled by those who complete trades and technical training. The jobs that were filled by those who weren’t able or didn’t have the desire to go to university in my era will be the majority of jobs in B.C.’s future. Sounds like getting into BCIT is going to get a bit harder! So my advice to my son changes. Now I’ll tell him, “Whatever you do, finish high school with the best grades you can. Keep your options open, and surf BCIT’s website when you are looking at UBC and SFU. Do what you really love, because hopefully you’ll be doing it for a long time. “Finally, don’t always trust what others say, including your old man, because your future looks a lot different than mine did.” But for everything else, I’m still right. Now, clean up your room, please.

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May 2, 2012 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Pavement not a great legacy

Editor: Re: Can’t afford to lose more farmland, letter to the editor, April 25 Now that we are all back from our winter breaks, spring breaks, etc., it is time to get back to the annual (perennial) theme of the future of South Delta, and Tsawwassen in particular. Although I agree with the letter from Anne Murray in general, I take issue with the comment she makes about telling Stephen Harper that “this plan is not going to work.” Unfortunately for all of

us, this plan, and that of the developers, probably will work, and it involves nothing less than the complete paving of the Lower Mainland. They no doubt would pave over the river as well if they could! South Deltans really have to take stock of this situation, to think deep and ask themselves: What kind of community do I want for myself, my children and grandchildren? Do we want to retain our small town atmosphere, with access to seasonal fresh produce and the joy

of viewing the migratory birds? Or do we yearn to be surrounded by mega-malls, high-rises, truck highways and cement parks, and the opportunity to purchase the cheapest food possible from China or Africa, as the developers and many politicians would wish? I could say these changes are not due to be completed until about 2050, by which time I will have departed, but I am concerned about the legacy I leave. We all should be. This is a big year for our thinking caps. James Hudson

Small town kindness helps get car door unlocked

Editor: The other day I drove down to mail some letters. I hopped out of my car to put them in the box and upon returning to my vehicle found I had locked the door. The vehicle was running and my purse with the extra key was on the seat inside. A gentleman suggested he could try to open the

car with a coat hanger and I went into Mario’s where the staff supplied me with a hanger. The fellow could not make the hanger work, so I thanked him and I went back into Mario’s and asked to use the phone. They kindly looked up the name of our local locksmith, but I received a recorded message. Then

Mario himself gave me the cell number for the locksmith. He answered the call, said he would be right over (arrived in under five minutes) and worked his magic. Thanks go out to Mario, his restaurant staff and Mario’s friendly locksmith. Aren’t small towns great? M. Snell

Three storeys is high enough along Ladner waterfront Editor: A revitalization of Ladner is welcomed, but four-storey buildings are definitely not in keeping with the heritage character of the neighbourhood. For comparison, the thriving heritage commu-

nity of Steveston restricts commercial building heights to three storeys (12 metres) and Fort Langley has height guidelines of two storeys (nine metres). A reasonable compromise on building heights for Ladner Village would

seem to be two-and-a-half to three storeys. Too much height along our waterfront is likely to destroy the charming heritage atmosphere and natural landscape we hope to preserve. D. Reynolds Bev Yaworski

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A10 The Delta Optimist May 2, 2012 Letters to the Editor

It’s time for another poll

Editor: The application to build 950 homes on the Southlands requires a change in the Official Community Plan. For more than three decades this land has remained designated and zoned as agricultural. Last year Delta council reaffirmed this designation when updating the Tsawwassen Area Plan. This was done after a long and expensive community consultation, and an independent poll by Ipsos Reid. More than two-thirds of those in the community that responded wished for the agricultural designation to remain. Despite this council has decided to process the application from Century Group, which is offering 80 per cent of the Southlands to the Corporation of Delta, of which approximately 50 per cent would be used for farming (or 40 per cent of the total). Century has said we need more people here. South

Delta will, however, have no shortage of new residents without the planned 950 homes. In fact, the growth rate within the next decade is already going to be very large, with the TFN development, planned development on 56th Street, Tsawwassen Springs and the probability of considerable infill in the community. Since the 1980s when George Hodgins decided to acquire the Southlands, there have been few attempts to improve the land or use it for farming. There is absolutely no doubt the purchase was in fact a speculative venture that would hopefully lead to an increase in land value and development. We have now reached a decision point once again. The constant changes in procedure that have flowed from the administration and the politicians now indicate the mayor and her officials seem set to recommend the Century application.

They have organized a presentation of what Delta would do with the 80 per cent at the public information meeting in June to be held under their auspices. The public information meetings to be held by Century on May 12 and 15 will concentrate on the rezoning application for Phase 1, including 450 housing units. The mayor has invested much political capital in trying to achieve some sort of compromise. So far there is no consensus support for her ideas. As the land is already designated agricultural, this compromise would only protect about 50 per cent for agriculture. Ownership by the Corporation of Delta would certainly pass liability for drainage, construction and maintenance to our local taxpayer base. I think it’s time for municipal hall to stop changing the ground rules, and commission another Ipsos Reid poll. Peter Duffey

Farmer has to be up to the challenge

Editor: Re: Farmer wants ALR abolished, letter to the editor, April 25 So Trevor Harris is “tired of listening to the B.S. about saving the farmland here in Delta.” What I’m tired of is hearing “farmers” complain loudly they can’t make a profit from farming. One year it will be drought, the next too much rain, now it’s the Agricultural Land Reserve’s fault. Harris states he is a “fifth generation farmer” yet he’s just figuring out that other places in the world can grow some things more efficiently and cheaper than we can here? If his “heavy soil that

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Flooded fields is just one challenge farmers must face. is saturated nine months of the year” is so terrible, how has he been farming it all these years? If our climate is so poor for growing crops, how is it that so much local food reaches our markets and supermarkets? Farming, like every

other occupation, has its rewards and challenges. If he doesn’t feel that he can accept those challenges any longer, perhaps he should consider selling his land to another farmer. Note I said farmer, not Port Metro Vancouver. Stephen Holding

Farmer thanked for separating fact from fiction Editor: Re: Farmer wants ALR abolished, letter to the editor, April 25 I am glad to hear from Trevor Harris, whose investment in agriculture, both financial and emotional, runs deep. He is one who knows the real condi-

tions local farmers face. Generally we only hear the rhetoric of the local armchair agricultural experts. I do not know Harris nor am I involved in the Delta agricultural community, however having been raised and still marginally

involved in a family farm that has been in operation for over 100 years, I sympathize with Harris’ frustrations with both political interference and market conditions. Thank you for separating the facts from fiction. R.E. Bailey

Greenhouses might be the future of farming in Delta

Editor: Re: Farmer wants ALR abolished, letter to the editor, April 25 With all the talk about Delta’s farmland (the best in B.C., the best in Canada...)

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May 2, 2012 The Delta Optimist A11

Researching the origins of some odd research Forget parking study and turn efforts to take-out BARBARA GUNN

LIVING MATTERS Just in: women are better at parking than men. This, I have learned from a daily newspaper, which recently recorded the results of a study from London, England. Those involved in the study took videos of 700 people who were parking their cars, and interviewed almost three times that number. Their findings? After examining a number of factors — including how men and women drove into a parking spot, how long it took them to park and how much they “repositioned” their vehicles — the researchers determined that women scored an average of 13.4 points out of 20, while men scored 12.3. Hmm. Excuse me, but I have some questions — and they have nothing to do with parking.

They have to do with the research. And specifically, how the study began. “Listen, mates,” I imagine one of the researchers would have said, many months ago. “I have a jolly good idea. What say we study how men and women park their cars? Would be a crackin’ bit of research! And might get us out of the pub a bit more!” The research-proposer and his fellow blokes would have been well into their cups, I imagine. And I am thinking they would have raised their glasses, made a toast, and set about their plan. Elsewhere, I imagine, would-be researchers are launching their own inquiries. They’re thinking — oh, and I’m just guessing here — about conducting studies that might determine (1) which gender is most fond of having tea at 10 p.m.; (2) which gender is most fond of having a ginger snap with that 10 p.m. cup of tea; and (3) which gender

is more likely to have tea, a ginger snap and a telephone conversation with his/her mother at 10 p.m. Hey, it’s important stuff. The world, let’s face it, needs to know whether men or women are better at parking their vehicles, just as the world needs to know who is talking with mom at 10 p.m. — and what, precisely, they’re talking about. Without this research, we would never be able to establish parking schools directed specifically at men, which I am assuming are coming soon. Me? Well, if I was consulting with my buddies at the pub about a research project, I think I’d forego the parking thing, and go for something a tad more meaningful. I wouldn’t want to know who’s chatting with whom at 10 p.m., but I might like to know who is likely to be ordering Chinese from my favourite restaurant every Friday at seven. It’s not like I want to be first in line. It’s all in the name of research.

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audience.” That leaves the first night, Saturday, July 28 at Diefenbaker Park, open for the community’s input. Co-sponsors Randy’s Tirecraft Auto Centre and Tsawwassen Collision have chosen the following options for people to vote for: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Goonies and The Wizard of Oz. “The key to the success of these events is the right choice of movies,” said Arciniega. “There are so many options — we like to know what our community thinks would make a great evening under the stars.” Voting will take place from May 1 to 18 through the BIA website at www.shoptsawwassen. com, on Facebook at the Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association page or at any of the coffee shops in Tsawwassen (Blenz, Petra’s, 56th Café, JDR Café, Ambiente, Beach Grove Cafe and Starbucks).

All those voting will enter for a chance to experience the movie in a special way. “The winner of our contest will have VIP seats on the hill, in the best spot in front of the screen,” said Arciniega. “We will cordon off an area for the winner and 15 of his/her friends. Plus, they will get a round of popcorn on us!” All movie nights are free family events that include activities, demonstrations, food and entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a popular feature film that will be shown on a three-storey inflatable screen. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration on Aug. 11 will start at 5 p.m. Guests are asked to bring lawn chairs, blankets, warm clothing and flashlights. In case of extreme weather, the events will be rescheduled. For more details about these events, visit www. shoptsawwassen.com.

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Canada’s rich history and heritage will be explored and displayed through the eyes of youth when the 10th annual Richmond Delta Regional Heritage Fair takes place later this week. Almost 200 students from across Richmond and Delta have been selected to showcase their projects at the Richmond Cultural Centre. Student Fair Day is set for Friday, while Public Fair Day runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Xi Beta Upsilon, a local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an international social and service sorority for women, held an evening of fun and recognition awards for their South Delta members last week. The sorority’s annual Founder’s Day was held April 23 at Coast Tsawwassen Inn with 100 members in attendance.

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IODE bridge event benefits local charitable causes Boundary Bay chapter is active in the community IODE Boundary Bay Chapter ladies hosted a Bridge and Afternoon Tea to raise money for local charities last week at All Saints Anglican Church in Ladner. IODE is a Canadian women’s charitable organization, which was founded in 1900. The Boundary Bay Chapter was formed in 2006 under the presidency of Gail Delaney. She remains an active member of IODE and has held various positions within the chapter as well as provincially. IODE focuses its activities to support children, youth and those in need. The group’s help can be monetary or service based. The local chapter currently runs small monthly bingo games, puts on a strawberry tea for seniors and has arranged for a Christmas sing-a-long. The group also helps prepare and serve food at several of the monthly community dinners held in Ladner. Through several fundraising initiatives, the chapter primarily supports organizations in South Delta, including the Stroke Recovery Group, the South

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Delta Food Bank, Ladner community dinners and various programs at South Delta and Delta secondary schools. The chapter also makes book bags for three kindergarten classes at Hellings Elementary in North Delta and annually purchases a library book, which has been awarded the annual IODE Violet Downey Book Award, for each elementary school in South Delta. The chapter also contributes to provincial and national programs, which include scholarships and national disaster support. IODE is a registered charity and no less than 85 per cent of money raised goes directly to charitable causes. Those interested in the group can attend one of its monthly meetings. The organization also accepts donations. For further information, contact Diane Ritchie at 604-948-3198 or e-mail queenofpearls@dccnet.com or visit www.iode.ca.


May 2, 2012 The Delta Optimist A19 Coming Events Clubs & Groups $The Delta Ringette Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 7-9 pm at the North Delta Recreation Centre at 1140584th Ave., North Delta. $Ladner Lawn Bowling Club has a garage, plants and bake sale Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Household items, plants, mostly perennials, home baking tabl, fresh scones and refreshments available. Ladner Lawn Bowling Club, 5128-47th. Ave., Ladner. Call 604-9466722. $International Folk Dancing - Drop-in classes are led by volunteer Julia Erdmann every Thursday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. until May 17 on the beautiful sprung dance floor at KinVillage Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen. Beginners welcome and no partner necessary. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Per class cost: $3 for members, $4 for nonmembers. $Excited about starting your vegetable garden, but don’t know where to start?

Whether you garden in a community plot, in your own backyard or on a balcony, these workshops will help you enjoy your time in the dirt. Where: 6400 3rd Ave, Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen. Date: May 6. Time: 11am-noon. Spaces are limited, RSVP required. Call 604-946-9828 or email info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca. $On May 7 the Delta Chamber of Commerce has a “How Sustainability Can Help Your Business” breakfast at Sammy J. Peppers Grill & Bar, 8701-120th St., Delta. Registration and networking: 7:30 - 8 a.m. Panel discussion: 8 - 9 a.m. Cost: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. To register go to www.deltachamber.ca. $The South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets every second Wednesday of the month at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen. The next meeting is on May 9. For more info call Selena at 604-952-4175. $May 9, 7 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library. Please join Go Green Book & Film

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month at 5 p.m. Call Lesley at 604-946-8402 for more information.

$Join the Delta Naturalists for our May presentation. We’ll be meeting on May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House on Boundary Bay in Tsawwassen. Everyone is welcome. Patricia Fleming will be speaking on the “Feed the Bees” program and why it is important to support healthy pollinator populations. Her talk will include actions we can all take and what to plant to “Feed the Bees”. For more information, call Joanne at 604-946-2240.

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For more information, please contact Avril at 604946-8402. Special Events $Come and be a part of Ecole South Park’s Spring Fling 2012! The Spring Fling Organizing Committee is well under way to create a spring fair “extra-ordinaire”. Bring your whole family to 735 Gilchrist Drive on Friday, May 11. There will also be a plant sale going on from noon to 6 p.m. $Ladner Elementary School has a Spring Carnival on Friday, May 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring fun family activities, games, prizes, food, plant sale, raffles and more. $Enjoy the Spring Fling at All Saints Church, 4755 Arthur Dr., Ladner on Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be hanging baskets, an attic treasure table, a bake table and more. Call 604-9468413 for more information. Arts $Delta School District offers the ArtStretch Program for students in grades 5 to 7 who dem-

onstrate extraordinary talent and passion in the visual arts. The ArtStretch Program celebrates Symphony of Colour with a gallery exhibit of student artwork to be displayed at the Delta School Board Office located at 4585 Harvest Drive in Ladner. The exhibit is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 through to Friday, May 11. $Ovation Performance Series announces the last concert of the season on Saturday, May 12, 2 p.m. at Cedar Park Church (5300 44th Avenue, Ladner), featuring the talented vocal quartet, The K Sisters, featuring lively swing & early jazz music of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Tickets ($15) can be purchased at Cedar Park Church from TuesdayFriday (9am-3pm). For more info, 604-946-7410. The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls).

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A20 The Delta Optimist May 2, 2012

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Dream season for Tunnel Town juniors

After winning provincial high school championship, Shawna Jensen and Katie Sim enjoy more success at women’s level It proved to be a dream curling season for teenagers Shawna Jensen and Katie Sim. The junior standouts from the Tunnel Town Curling Club not only thrived at their own age level but also stepped up to the senior ranks to bring home more hardware. After winning the B.C. high school championship through South Delta secondary’s curling program, Jensen (skip) and Sim (third) teamed up with Katherine Praski (second) and Chantel Kosmynka (lead) to win Tunnel

Town’s ladies championship. That victory gave the Jensen rink the opportunity to represent Tunnel Town at the Lower Mainland Dominion Championship which features champions from various clubs. The girls rolled through their competition, winning all five games to earn a berth into the prestigous Pacific International Cup, hosted by the Richmond Curling Club. The achievement marked the second straight year a Tunnel Town rink had managed to qualify for the

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The Bill Rafter rink which also included Darcy Heisler, Jeff Corbett and Bruce Archibald (above) repeated as men’s club champions at the Tunnel Town Curling Club.

Skip Shawna Jensen (far right), along with Katie SIm (third), Katherine Praski (second) and Chantel Kosmynka capped an impressive post-season run with a third place finish at the recent Pacific International Challenge in Richmond.

event. The demanding schedule saw the Jensen foursome play eight games, plus a tiebreaker, over five days. Tunnel Town advanced to the semi-finals before bowing out to the defending champions from Comox. The girls rebounded to win the bronze medal game, capping a tremendous and

historic playoff run. Meanwhile, it was a veteran skip who repeated as Tunnel Town’s men’s champion. The Bill Rafter rink produced four straight victories, including a win against Dale Larock in the final. Rafter’s road to the title included a key “A” event semi-final win

over Mike Ashworth in what was a showdown of unbeaten teams. Rafter also moved onto the Dominion Cup where his team turned in a competitive showing, finishing with a 2-2 record, and just missing out on a playoff berth. The rink also included Darcy Heisler (third), Jeff

Corbett (second) and Bruce Archibald (lead). It was also a busy year on the senior men’s circuit for Rafter who managed to earn a enough points to participate in the regional tour championship which featured the top 16 rinks based on results over the course of the competitive season.

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feature eight lefties “That really is a luxury,” continued Taylor. “Last year we had three so that is a significant change. We are also going to be better prepared. I think we had seven or eight players out for practice a week before the season started last year. This time we had 25.” The team has lost captain David Yee to work commitments, however standout Quinn Waddington is ready to take on the leadership

3:52 am 13.8 5:44 pm 13.1

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role. Nathan Clare, Scott Boyle, Travis St Germain, Cam Taylor and goaltender Kevin Hill are among the key returnees. “The only disappointing thing is we don’t have any graduates from the junior ‘A’ Islanders out and we’re not sure why,” added Taylor. “(Western Lacrosse Association) teams have just started their training camps so there is a chance we still could see some players come our way once they start making their cuts.”

11:33 am 2.3 11:49 pm 9.5

5:07 am 14.1 7:34 pm 14.4

12:16 pm 1.3

These predictions are supplements to and not replacements for the Canadian Tide and Current Tables, which include the only authorized tidal predictions for Canada and are provided by Canadian Hydrographic Service.

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Stepping up for Kidsport

SWINGING INTO SPRING Presented by:

The Delta Choral Society and Delta Concert Band Musical Director: Danielle Hamilton Conductor: Jim Tempest

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Kidsport Delta recently received a big boost from Westcoast Instant Lawns which has stepped up to become the local chapter’s highest contributing sponsor. “Corporations have received enough funding over the past few years, it’s time to give back to the kids,” said Westcoast Instant Lawns owner Darryl Goodwin. The $5,000 donation will provide 25 Delta children the opportunity to register in an organized sport.

Malanfant and Nett help Islanders open season with weekend split Jamie Malanfant and Tyler Nett each scored twice while goaltender Will Schwan turned aside 33 shots as the Delta Islanders defeated the Burnaby Lakers 7-2 on Sunday to salvage a split of their season-opening games in the B.C. Junior “A” Lacrosse League. Coming off a 10-4 loss one night earlier to the Victoria Shamrocks, the Islanders opened up a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes and cruised to the win in

Burnaby. Malanfant added a pair of assists to cap a four point night, while Eli McLauglin, Mike Henry and Nick Kozuback also scored. Schwan was at his best over the final 40 minutes, stopping 29 of 30 shots. In the provincial capital, the Shamrocks jumped out to a 4-1 first period lead and the Islanders never could recover. Nett, an intermediate

standout in Richmond last season who was acquired in a pre-season trade with Burnaby, scored twice. Mike Donaldson and Henry had the others. Schwan made 30 saves. The Islanders play their third consecutive road game tonight against defending league champion Coquitlam Adanacs, then host the Langley Thunder in their home opener on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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U16 Selects secure Provincial Cup berth Delta Selects have battled their way into this summer’s Provincial Cup Championships in Kamloops. The Tsawwassen-based U16 boys soccer team defeated the Vancouver Selects 1-0 last weekend at Pebble Hill Park to earn the final Coastal berth into the championships. It’s been an impressive season for the Doug Dyck coached squad as Delta finished second in the 14-team Metro League, then went through five cup matches without conceding a goal. The locals’ bid for the League and Coastal Cups both ended with heartbreaking losses in penalty kicks. The Coastal Cup game saw Delta fall in the eighth round of penalty kicks to league champion Richmond

United two weeks ago in semi-final play. The team includes: Grayson Hawkins (North Delta), Tyler Johnston (Tsawwassen), Sam Dyck (Tsawwassen), Kulbir Grewal (North Delta), Alex Von Schulmann (Tsawwassen), Mackenzie Connors (Tsawwassen), Jordan Buhrig (Peace Arch), Matt Hall (North Delta), Sean Kamensek (North Delta), Vikram Puri (Tsawwassen), Luke Harms (Ladner), Bryce Connors (Tsawwassen), Gagan Uppal (North Delta), Brendan Waterman (Tsawwassen), Jonah Killam (Peace Arch), Adam Bosch (Tsawwassen) and Garrett Hughes (Ladner). The Provincial Cup Championships are slated for July 5-8.

Delta U16 Selects, hosted by the Tsawwassen Soccer Club, defeated the Vancouver Selects 1-0 last Saturday to earn the final Coastal berth into this summer’s Provincial Cup championships, slated for early July in Kamloops.

Junior ’03 Giants capture Mainland tourney The 2003 Vancouver Junior Giants took top honours in the “A” division at the recent the Mainland

Hockey tournament. The boys came out victorious after a hard fought game with Chilliwack in

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the final round. Throughout the tournament they faced off against some tough opposition from Seafair, Northern B.C. and Chilliwack but kept up a consistent level of play that ultimately earned them the championship trophy for their division. The Giants lost to Seafair and Chilliwack in round robin play, but went on to revenge those results with a 5-4 semi-final victory against Seafair and a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over Chilliwack in the final. “We are really proud of the hard work of these boys. They have been challenged by some very talented teams but they proved that all their hard work is pay-

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February 8, 1932-April 24, 2012 Dave went onto his reward after a full and active life. He will be met on the other side by his son Bruce, his parents and 3 brothers. He leaves behind his wife Anita, daughter Lee-Ann, son Dale, 3 step children; Karen, Craig, Suzanne,16 grandchildren and his sister Mariann. A quiet service was held Monday April 30, 2012 in Delta, B.C. followed by burial at Boundary Bay Cemetery. A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held in the Yukon. In lieu of flowers, for those who desire, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or Campus Crusade would be appreciated.

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Full-time Position The Oceanside Star, a once-weekly community newspaper based in Parksville, BC, is looking for a full-time reporter. The success candidate must have a camera and a car and a passion for small-town community journalism in a competitive market. Some journalism experience is preferred as you will be half of a busy, two-person news operation, covering everything from fashion shows and teas to serious issues of the day. Your work week will likely be Tuesday through Saturday, with occasional work in the evenings. Knowledge of Photoshop is an asset, as is knowledge of InDesign, as there will be opportunities to design pages. Interested candidates should send a resumé, cover letter and clippings by May 4 to:

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We sadly mark the passing of a good man. David Edward "Dave" Taylor of Tsawwassen, BC died late Wednesday April 25, 2012 at the age of 58. His wife Deb, daughter Kate, brother Chris and his many friends are left behind to remember a man much loved and respected. There will be a Celebration of Dave’s life on Saturday, May 12th, 2:30 to 4:30pm (service begins at 2:45) at the Beach Grove Golf Club. Donations to Delta Hospital are gratefully accepted in lieu of flowers.

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We are currently seeking a highly energetic, professional, experienced credit and collections expert to join our growing company based in Vancouver. We require an accurate, detail-oriented, quick learning individual capable of working independently as well as within a team environment under a variety of deadlines.

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Qualifications for this position are: • A minimum of 3 - 5 years of collections experience in a high volume environment • Excellent communication and customer service skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel • Ability to multitask under pressure in a fast-paced working environment Responsibilities for this position include: • Credit checking and approval • Ensuring timely collection of outstanding amounts • Negotiating payment terms with customers • Reconciling customers accounts and resolving issues • Processing of adjustments • Processing cash receipts • Customer service related phone calls • Billing – creating, reviewing and finalizing invoices • Other duties as required The hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. Please send your resume with a cover letter, including salary expectations, in confidence to: accounting@glaciermedia.ca attention: Credit Manager.

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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With 1, 3 or 5 ton flat deck or 5 ton with power tailgate needed immediately for local deliveries. Fluent in English + 1 year min. experience req’d. Email: sonicjobs@telus.net Or fax: 604-940-0185 No phone calls accepted.

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Commercial Heat Treating Company requires: ● General Labourers Shift work, Monday-Friday, $11.00 to start. Fax resume with references: 604-590-6490 or email: mclnorquay@telus.net

Assistant Resident Bldg Mgr For quiet Rental bldg on the Seawall in W Van. Handy type person, knowledgable of minor plumbing & elec. Excel. communication skills-speak & write clearly in English. Company offers above avg. salary & rent reduction on a 1 bdrm suite. No pets. Please send resume to careers@aplbc.com.

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Compassionate woman needed to provide personal care assistance to quadraplegic woman. MUST live in the Ladner Tsawassen area. Please leave message at 604-940-3901.

Deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 25th, 2012. We thank all applicants for their submissions, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we will keep your résumé on file for future opportunities.

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King George Pizza (Canada) Ltd Located at # 232 – 7093 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC. requires F/T Food Counter Attendant. Duties include provide information about menu, take orders, relays the order to kitchen staff, serve customers at counter, accepting payment, preparing simple foods items, wrap and pack food for take-out, receive supplies and fill refrigerators. Minimum 6 months of experience. Knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi an asset. Salary $ 11/hour. Fax resume to 604-598-0936.

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT HR/Payroll Administrator Mid-sized Delta Construction Company is seeking an experienced HR/Payroll Administrator. This position is responsible for administering all payroll and benefit plans for approx. 150 employees (union and non-union). Serves as primary contact and support for all aspects of the HR Management System (including recruitment), benefit programs, regulatory requirements and payroll issues. Ensure that all payroll and benefit functions are administered in a timely, accurate and confidential manner. Mandatory requirements:

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E-mail applications including cover letter to: careers@jjmconstruction.com. Thank you in advance and note that only suitable candidates will be contacted.

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Large selection of miscellaneous household items, furniture, books, plants and planters, kid’s stuff, a bake sale/lemondade stand, and much more!! 100% of proceeds going to Boston Terrier Rescue Canada to help the dogs in their care! Boston Terrier Rescue Canada (BTRC) is a Registered Canadian Charity Registration No. 80707 4091 RR0001 Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

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WHEELCHAIR, 'TILT', suits 180lb, gel cushion, $2200. Silver plate tea/coffee set, 5 pce $100, all obo. Call 604-943-1036

2011 LUXURY Scooter for sale Mint condition.< 80km. Loads of accessories. Was $4,000, sacrifice for $2400. (604) 990-9924 ONE STOP SHOPPING, get a million different products here. High quality, 20% less than Walmart, vitamins, health, nutrition, cosmetics, jewelry, cleaners, soaps, shampoos, guaranteed; tonyspacil.ca. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEREO HI FI 25-30 yrs old, records included $200. dishes, silverware & glassware $50. Salad maker $25. 604-946-5819

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STAMPS wanted Collector looking to buy stamp collections. email: swisshouse@shaw.ca

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SHIH TZU / Lhasa Apso, ready May 7th, with shots, vet check, $500, Call 604-837-4614 Ladner

POMERANIANS 5 WEEKS Shots included. Born March 15. $800. (778) 867-7802

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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

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Travel Destinations

PT. ROBERTS summer vacation home for rent $500wk or $1,600/mth, fully furn 10- min to beach 604-782-7876 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 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

5005 ★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

3508

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: marandway@telus.net

Dogs

TO APPROVED HOME pug x beagle 2.5yrs old, loving, playful, energetic. (778) 823-5885

CKC LAB Puppies only 4 left black/ yellow. Field champion stock. Vet ✔, shots, wormed. $900. Training started. 604-454-8643

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Musical Instruments

DRUM KIT Pearl Forum (Black With Chrome Hardware) 12x9 Tom Drum 13x10 Tom Drum 16x16 Floor Tom Drum 22x16 Bass Drum Comes With Bass drum claw hook and tension rods have been upgraded. Set of legs for floor tom and bass drum, Gibraltar tom arms, and a basic Gibraltar kick pedal, exc cond. $250.00 North Shore 604.922.3343

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

By virtue of Warehouseman’s Lien Act C.Keay Investments Ltd. Will dispose of: 1) 1999 Great Dane Trailer Van, SN 1GRAA0636XB145504. RO: TRAILER WIZARDS LTD. NORTH SHORE TRANSPORT FINANCE LTD. HSBC BANK CANADA 2) 1997 Trailmobile Trailer Van, SN 1PT01JJW5V9005302 RO: GOLD KEY INSURANCE SERVICES LTD. Units may be viewed at 9076 River Rd, Delta, B.C, bids to be submitted on May 7th 2012 between 9am and 4pm. All written bids to Ocean Trailer at 9076 River Rd, Delta, B.C. V4G 1B5.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Conrad Waid Hrycun, Deceased, who died on November 5, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the Executor, Barry Darryl Hrycun, c/o Severide Law Group, #201 - 5155 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta BC, V4K 1W4, before June 1, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice.

Financial Services

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

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

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

Agents

5060

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) www.RemoveYourRecord.com 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.

6008-06

Chilliwack

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

6008-18

New Westminster

Are you looking to make a move this year?

Contact Sarah Dennis 778-896-0619

for a free Market Analysis on your home + Receive a free Report outlining 5 things to do before you sell your home!

www.sarahdennis.ca denniss@sutton.com 778-896-0619

6005

Real Estate Services

6020-01

Real Estate

N. WEST: 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/Pets OK. Near skytrain/transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

6008-22

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

www.mytownhouseforsale.com In Desirable North Vancouver. Paul: 604-789-4924

For Sale by Owner

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

6020-12

Ladner/ South Delta

673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 S. Surrey Open House, Sun 2-4, #215, 2239-152st. beautifully updated 976sf 2br 2ba +55 condo $208K 542-0233 id5527

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

6020

Houses - Sale Burnaby

ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for Free! www.AdamLloyd.ca adamlloyd@remax.net

− Great Location & Quiet − LANGLEY / BROOKSWOOD 2 BR single mobile, OWN lot, storage shed, 55 + Park. Pet OK. RV Parking. Maint fee $100/mo. $131,900. Agents ok. Open to Offer. By OWNER. 604-309-5974 5591 Frigate Road, Delta. OPEN HOUSE Sun. 2:00 - 4:00 pm Renovated 5 bed 3 bath. Asking $858,000. Mike Blackall 604-760-1134

6020-14

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

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres w/ no water course owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Call Inna @ 778-858-8825

6020-20

Mission

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 www.orlandoprojects.com

Out Of Town Property

MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,099,000 www.saxvik.com 604-838-8692

6020-22

New Westminster

QUEENS PARK Heritage Home, 5 bdrms + family room, updated bthrms, custom kitchen + eating area, lrg living & dining, wood flrs thru out, 2 fireplaces, full bsmt, new roof & eaves, newer paint, garage & carport, lane access, 44 x 137 lot. $948,000. 410 5th St. Martin 604-220-2129

Port Moody

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

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners) 9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

Real Estate

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Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! 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 www.rogerbasi.com

Okanagen/ Interior

10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: donaclair11@gmail.com for further details, or call 250-493-5737.

6050

6020-30

6020-01 Serving you for 28 years www.edgoss.com Call 604-644-0141

6040

Langley/ Aldergrove

1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

SELLING /BUYING

#18- 4426- 232nd St, Langley. Seniors Park, privacy lots of trees, newly renod 2 BR double wide, storage, large decks, air cond. 10 mins from major shopping. $46,900. 604-534-2997

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6020-04

ED GOSS Park Georgia Realty

Mobile Homes

Difficulty Making Payments?

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!

6020-18 SPACIOUS 2 bed/2 Bath 925 sq. ft. $429,000.Grt open plan, gas f/p. Open Sat May 5th 2 - 4pm C10-332 Lonsdale Ave. Troy Re/ Max Select Prpty 604-737-8865

6035

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

1706 612 5th Ave. Incredible views! 1086 sf. 1.5 baths. 1 BR + den. $299,000. Brian Erhardt, Royal LePage Coronation West, 604-649-4382.

6015

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MIN PIN red male, shots, puppy package, 8 weeks, very smart, cute, cuddly. $650. 604-719-4404

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Business Opps/ Franchises

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

Condos/ Townhouses

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

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

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

PATIO TABLE, 4 chairs & umbrella, paid $1800 will sell $400 obo, 604-943-1192 btwn 4-7pm

QUEEN SIZE Mattress Set Brand New. Original Plastic. Never Used. Must sell $200 Call: (604) 790-0021

Legal/Public Notices

ACCOUNTING BOOKKEEPING SERVICES

5035

ADORABLE Havanese 10 wks old, $750. 604-940-8096 Fila Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957 MAPLE TABLE $350, four chairs $235; Garden Harvest dishes, 64 pcs $175. Call: (604) 307-0404

5505

BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $560 Mission 1-604-814-1235

604-724-7652

GLASS Table & 4 Chairs $310, Onyx Coffee Tble $210 Onyx Nest $225 Call: (604) 948-9862

6008

Dogs

A25

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

3BDRM/2.5BTH 3875 Bedwell Bay Road, Waterfront Access, 1/4 dock share $999,000 Call: (604) 328-8127 email: taracaldwell@remax.net

6020-34

HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, future developement, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655 WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Call Inna @ 778-858-8825

6030 www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $23,500 down $2,235/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

Surrey

Lots & Acreage

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REAL ESTATE Opportunities in USA - Commercial & Residential Retail building in Lynden WA $329,900; Profitable antique & gift business $95,000. 4 BR, 3 bath 3,524 Sq Ft home in Bellingham $350,000. Many other great buys. MacDonough Real Estate 360-733-3308 dobemac@comcast.net www.macdonoughrealestate.com

6065

Recreation Property

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: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

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Recreation Property

6508

Apt/Condos

TSAW EXEC 3 br, 2nd flr crnr,3 ba, all ammens, incl ldry, fp, heat, np, no bbq, $1900 604-943-6163 TSAWWASSEN VILLA 2 br apt. $1082, incld dw, balc, prkg, h/w & heat, cat neg. avail avail May 1, 604-880-5391 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.

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HARBOUR MANOR Co-op, Box 45, 4720 - 52A St. Delta, BC, V4K 2Y6. We are accepting applications for 3 & 4 bdrm units by mail. Send request to above address. Please enclose a stamped self addressed envelope.

6540 GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour: www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

6075

Sunshine Coast

Co-ops

Houses - Rent

2 LVL, detached home, desirable area, 2,800 sf, dbl carport, nr schools, town ctre, $2,500+utils, np/ns May 15th 604-202-6400 Beachgrove, 3 bdrm Rancher, 1blk to beach, f/p, 4 appls, June 1, $1800/mo, NP, 604-272-4718 CENTRAL TSAW 3 br bungalow, garage, walk to park & shop, $1800+util. June 1. 604-943-7200 PT. ROBERTS fantastic view, furnished 2 br, 1 bath, lrg loft & deck, min 6 mth lease $950/mth +utils, avail now. 604-943-4045

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

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

Apt/Condos

LADNER 1 BR + den, view, quiet, cln, glvl, patio, priv ent, inste wd, $1200 incls ht water, fp, sec prkg, ns, June 1, 604-948-8618 LADNER Quiet 1 bdrm $775 heat, h/w, prkg. Some pets ok. No smoking. 604-940-2213

Space for Lease

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

6595 Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL Studio, $685, NOW 1 Bedroom, $795, May 15 1 Bedroom $805, June 1 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, under ground parking avail. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733

Office/Retail Rent

Shared Accommodation

6595-25

2 BR, modern grnd lvl ste, lrg kitchen, bamboo flrs, fp, wd, n/s, n/p, $975, Tsaw. 604-689-8018 2 BR St lvl ste, Central Tsaw, May 1st, ns $1275 incls utils & internet. 604-943-4284 9am-10pm 2 BR ste, Ladner, private entry, laundry, ns np, $900. Avail May 15th. 604-946-7063

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

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

3 BR central Tsaw, upper level, large yard & deck, newer kitchen, shared w/d & util, avail May 1st. $1450. 778-882-1832 2 BR, grnd flr ste, sunny Tsaw priv w/d, patio to bbq, $1250+utils or $1400 incl heat, hydro, cable i/net, dog ok, nr transit/beach May 15th or June 1. 778-840-1255 Ladner West, Brand New 1 BR glvl ste, ns/np, avail Now, $850 incls utils, net, cbl, nr bus/ shops,604-946-7224, 644-7224

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

9125

Domestic

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

Wanted To Rent

Wanting to Rent 2-3 BR home, Tsawwassen or Ladner, adult couple, NS/NP, ref’s avail, 604-948-9693

9110

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

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 www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

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

Scrap Car Removal

*DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL

9129

Luxury Cars

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

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

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

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

9160

Sports & Imports

1987 ROLLS Royce S. Spirit Beautiful cond. 96k, all records, local Carter car, 24yrs one owner. $26,500 obo 604-644-6061. 1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $25,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055

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

Sports & Imports

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

2007 TOYOTA Yaris, 4 door hatchback, 78K, automatic. Well maintained, reliable and excellent on gas. Brand new tires, A/C, power locks and windows. $10,500. Call 778-239-7112 2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,795. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961)

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

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 lx V6 auto 200 hp - 20,300 km. Only $12,5000. Chwk 604-847-3297

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

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

9173 1995 SUBARU Legacy wagon good run cond 242,000 k, s/roof, $2600. 604-985-8495 eves pls.

Vans

1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $2750 obo 604-986-2430 bberbea@shaw.ca 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 137 kms, good cond., $4300. 604-845-4766 after 4pm or all day wkends

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

E

Services & Repairs

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

AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

2005 CHRYSLER Town & County Touring, fully loaded, pwr side door/taildoor, store & go seats. $6,500 obo. 604-710-9030

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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 2004 PORSCHE CAYANNE S MODEL. Sacrifice $18,000, no accidents, local, fully serviced, comes w/car proof. 778-319-8192

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.

2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499

2001 INFINITY QX4, 4 dr, 222,000 km, fully loaded, exc cond $8,900 Call 604-846-6648

2009 Chevrolet Uplander Automatic 86,000 kms Priced to sell!! Burgundy LS ,7 pass, two sets of tires, Rear DVD , well maintained and mostly Hwy kms $9,900 Call: (604) 614-0762 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

9515

Boats

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

BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email: gljohnson248@telus.net

9522

RV’s/Trailers

1990 FORD 24’ Class C Glendale Royal Classic m/h, $8500. 88,000 org kms, well maint., Ph Art 604-858-5909 2006 VW Golf 4-door, 2.0L auto, 77,000 km, books/records, as new. $10,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629 1996 BENTLEY, 1 owner, only 73,000 km, just serviced, collector plates, immac. $31,800. 604-987-3876. D#24627

9160

1992 SAAB 9000, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, runs great, affordable luxry, $2400, obo, 604-984-4490

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

Harbourside

Affordable 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 www.centuryrentals.ca

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

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

9150 www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 4Matic, 149,500 kms. Excellent, loaded, Nav, DVD. $19,995 (604) 290-3975

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

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

$160 Min. FOR COMPLETE

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324 1977 FORD F250 Super Cab, Camper Special, collector plates, 351 c.i. Cleveland motor, 86,500 orig mi, P.S., P.B., A.T., AM/FM radio, bench seat, matching canopy, shop manuals, extra parts, 2nd owner for 32 yrs, Asking $12,000 Rick @ 604-463-8059

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

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 www.bypassautosales.ca #30576

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra

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

THE SCRAPPER

Collectibles & Classics

1966 CHEV PU V8 – 4 spd. collector plates, interior like new. $6,500 604-796-2866

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

Auto Miscellaneous

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

2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $32,900. 604-6167727 greg.upson@rbc.com

9145 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

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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.

1992 CADILLAC Deville, navy blue, alarm, michelin tires, good cond. $1850. 604-732-6991

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

Luxury Cars

2008 BMW 335 i Coupe 19,500 kms, sport pckg, 19" bmw rims $34,900 (778) 772-4359

2 BR upper, 1.5 bath, wd, dw, gas fp, large balc. suits mature quiet adult(s) Ladner, $1400 incl hydro, avail May 1, 604-946-9976

Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

1 BR in t/house Central Ladner, bath, semi furnished, w/d, cbl & net, ns, refs, $525. 604-946-0712

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1997 Chevy 4x4 1500. 4.3liter vortec v6, sound system, tinted windows.$2400. 604-807-4203

49’x171’lot, Exc investment. $888/M

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Collectibles & Classics

1 BDRM, large, Tsaw. Avail April 1st, inste w/d, 5 appl, ns np, $850 incl utilities. 604-943-3567

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 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

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

2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5300 obo 604-710-8053 2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060

1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898' 2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166

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RV’s/Trailers

1995 FLEETWOOD Class A 28’ fully equipped, comfortable, reliable very gd cond 118,000km, $10,300 or may swap for smaller RV or vehicle similar value. 604-846-8125 1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141 1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

2001 26.6 Frontier Plainsmen with slide ’00 FORD 350 V10, 133 kms. Grt cond. $24,000 both. 604-824-2362 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 2002 WINNEBAGO Sova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583

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Farrant Drywall Commercial Residential SANDY

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946-8460 or 202-8319 GJ CONSTRUCTION Complete drywall, textured ceilings, Steel stud & T-bar etc. Free Est. Graham 604-644-6339

DRYWALL

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 BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024 www.rosmanrv.com

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

VW Westfalia - 1990 One owner. 180,000 kms. Nice shape. $12,000. Call: (604) 341-6574

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Electrical

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

604-657-7957

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

ALL DONE HOME CLEANING $25/hr. Helping make your life easier! Bondable & ref’s Call 604-807-5025

8058

Computer Services

Delta PC Service & Consulting

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

Call 778-882-4128

NEED A HAND?

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

604-649-0502 (cell)

8135

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

8155

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Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

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

Hauling

Landscaping

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

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

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

8090

CUSTOM DESIGN AND INSTALLATION FOR NEW OR EXISTING LANDSCAPE

over 25 years experience call Lance:

604 240 9340

GARDEN DELIGHT Landscaping. Renovations, Designs, Installation, Maintenance. 22 years. Call 604-943-2711 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

8160

Factory Direct Cedar Fence Panel for Sale & Installation 8291 No.5 Rd Richmond Call 604-275-3158

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

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Handyperson

HANDYMAN SERVICES Electrical, Gutters, Fencing, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flooring Renovations, Sheds, Contracting & more Affordable, friendly, fast, reliable, local, guaranteed Call Phil 604-307-6840 MRG SERVICES: Home repairs & carpentry Call Michael 604-943-6951

HEDGE TRIMMING • TREE PRUNING YARD MAINTENANCE POWER RAKING • AERATING PRESSURE WASHING • GUTTERS Local Area Resident

QUALITY SERVICE FROM THE GROUND UP

RYAN

604-218-4795

PAUL WEATHERBY Property Maintenance • • • • • • •

Mark 778-323-1045 Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates

7291234 INTERVAN PAINTING INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

Painting Contractor Residential / Commercial

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

778-288-4560

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

PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs!

Richard Ryan

604 •240 •2194 604 •943 •2401

604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Member: Better Business Bureau

“1 Call is All”

landscape construction

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

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

604 948 5296 homesteadservices.ca SUPER SOIL INC. TOTAL LANDSCAPE SUPPLY SERVICES Since 1979

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SPRING SALE

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

5333 - 176 St. Cloverdale

FREE DELIVERY

888 8881

• We’re in the Big Green Trucks

Landscape PLUS

WCB 604-943-0043 Local Resident 38 years

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

Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305 ★DAN’S YARD WORK★ Lawn Maint - Hedge Trimming Yard Cleanup ★ 604-417-2011 Gardening & Landscaping, Maint, Press. Wash. Call Ibro 604 318-5636 Emil 604 710-1726 Lawn Cutting, Power Raking, Hedge Trimming, Pruning. Local resident. Steve 778-688-9095

CALL ANDY 604-908-3596

For anything Yard Related!

WE ARE A YEAR-ROUND BUSINESS “Give us a Call!”

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~ FREE ESTIMATES ~

spencerspainting@gmail.com Best In Class Painting Low rates, refs avail. 100% guaranteed Mark 778-323-1045 CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB

Jean-Guy 604-626-1975

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

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

MR GARDENING SERVICES

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WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531 Free Est - Lic - Ins - Bonded

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

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

FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234

Moving & Storage

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

SERVICE RENOVATIONS HOT WATER TANKS Rick Wegner 604 809 6822 604 952 0975

MAIN PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604.948.1811

Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

778-997-9582

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Lowest price hot water tank replacement, perimeter and yard drainage, bathroom and kitchen renovations. No job too small Honest and reliable. Locally operated. Competitive Pricing. Licensed, bonded and insured.

Roofing

Power Washing

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

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

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Pressure Washing

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

Seniors Discount

Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333

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

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

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

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AL’S CERAMIC TILE

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

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

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

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OCL FINE HOMES • Complete renovation services • Design & project management

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

ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285

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

Tiling

THE TILE GUY

•Renovations and handyman •Established, reliable & local •Kitchens, baths, fences, decks, painting, tiling, etc. Call Peter McLaughlin cell 604-619-4859

RDM ENTERPRISES

Rubbish Removal

Tiles, Pavers & Stone over 25 yrs exp

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

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Top Soil

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

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

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

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

ALL IN ONE CALL

precision1plumbing.com rick@precision1plumbing.com

Quality Work You Can Trust!

Insured/WCB

$39 SERVICE CALL

Plumbing, Heating, Plugged drains. Ironman Plumbing 604-510-2155

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• Renovations & new homes

● Pruning ● Planting - Beds ● Handyman Repairs!

Renovations & Home Improvement

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over 25 years experience

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

Interior & Exterior

604.812.6322

Maintenance & Contracting

8195

Gutters

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

PAINTING

Interior & Exterior

FAIRWAY PAINTING

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

OPEN 7 DAYS ‘til 7pm

Flooring/ Refinishing

BEST IN CLASS

www.landplus.ca

Fencing/Gates

S&S LANDSCAPING & FENCING

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

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Lawn & Garden

Excavating

HARDWOOD Refinishing plenty of experience,flexible pricing! Peter:(604) 329-4498

Cleaning

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8087 2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. Reduced $19,900. 604-230-2728

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