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It was a banner day for the South Delta Sun Devils on Saturday as the senior girls won the provincial volleyball crown (top) while the senior boys captured a provincial football title (right).

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School wins provincial championships in football and volleyball BY


South Delta Secondary made school history Saturday when it won a pair of provincial championship banners on the same day. The football Sun Devils capped an unbeaten season with a 31-17 victory over the Mission Roadrunners at B.C. Place Stadium to capture the “AA” title. Thirty minutes after the football

team had received the championship trophy, the Sun Devils senior girls volleyball team was bringing the curtains down on its spectacular season in Port Coquitlam with a thrilling five set gold medal match against Heritage Woods. It was the Tsawwassen school’s second football title in five years, but marked the first-ever provincial senior girls volleyball crown. South Delta swept the individual hardware in the football game

with receiver/safety David Mann (Most Valuable Player), quarterback Kyle Menzies (Outstanding Back) and Rene Sencio (Top Lineman) all honoured. In volleyball, setter Emma Robinson was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Grade 10 twin standouts Megan and Nicole McNamara were named to the first all-star team. • Complete coverage on pages 30-32.

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December 5, 2012 The Delta Optimist A3

Light at the end of the tunnel

Province begins lengthy consultation process on replacing outdated tube with weekend open house in Ladner BY


Residents got their first chance last Saturday to provide feedback on a plan to replace the George Massey Tunnel. A large crowd was on hand at a provincial government open house at the Delta Town & Country Inn, which marked the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a lengthy consultation process. In September, Premier Christy Clark announced several road projects, including starting the process to replace the 53-yearold crossing of the Fraser River. The open house and presentation in Ladner were part of the preliminary phase, aimed at understanding various needs and potential project constraints, as well as gathering feedback on potential crossing design elements. The next phase of consultation, to start early next year, will focus on evaluating the crossing options. The possibilities that have been mentioned, so far, range from refurbishing and expanding the existing tunnel to building a bridge. Project director Geoff Freer told the Optimist this early phase is to find out when and why commuters use the tunnel and what they think should be considered. A number of ideas have already been submit-


Locals gathered at the Delta Town & Country Inn on Saturday morning to discuss replacing the George Massey Tunnel. ted for what the new structure should look like and where it should be located, he said. Freer said an interesting finding is that 55 per cent of the traffic through the tunnel northbound is Richmond-bound, while southbound traffic in the afternoon is more than 60 per cent from Richmond. Delta Farmers’ Institute president John Savage said the farming community is in favour of maintaining the existing crossing and adding a new structure or two that could run over top. “What we’re saying is you’ve got a 200-foot right-

of-way, there’s no reason why you can’t add a couple of lanes on each side and make it an eight-lane freeway if you wanted,” he said. Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington said it seems to make sense to utilize the existing corridor. “It makes a lot of sense when you look at the agricultural land that would be impacted on the Richmond side. If you believe in agricultural land, you’ll want to preserve as much as possible. Or, you can look at another opportunity to sever it, which is not good for the farming community,” she said.

During the question and answer period, Freer said while the title of the project is replacement, that doesn’t necessarily mean the tunnel will be scrapped. When asked what can be done to alleviate congestion now, Freer responded the options are limited. He said although it’s an option, he doesn’t see trucks being removed during rush hour. The audience also raised the need for better transit, including light rapid transit. The province notes that more than 80,000 vehicles use the tunnel daily. Rush hour demand exceeds capacity, and midday


demand has grown to near capacity. Morning rush hour lineups can extend as much as 1.5 to five kilometres. Delta engineering director Steven Lan recently told civic politicians he was surprised by some of the negative commentary from the public regarding a tunnel replacement. He said the only crossings that have more volume per lane are the Port Mann and Knight Street bridges. The Ministry of Transportation notes some of the key design considerations for the replacement project include cost,

agricultural land, jobs and economic growth, congestion reduction, support for transportation alternatives, and alignment with community, regional and national objectives. The ministry also notes cars use the tunnel most (77 per cent), followed by HOV users (10 per cent), heavy trucks (nine per cent), light trucks (three per cent) and transit (one per cent). Although consultations have begun and a sign has already been erected in South Delta proclaiming replacement for the tunnel is coming, a new structure could be a decade or more from reality. In the meantime, the South Fraser Perimeter Road is anticipated to help ease some of the traffic through the tunnel. The first stretch of SFPR, officially named Highway 17, opened on the weekend. It’s a 10-kilometre eastern section that connects to the Port Mann Bridge. The second and final phase, the portion from 136th Street in Surrey to Deltaport Way, is to be finished by December 2013. It remains to be seen what role the new highway could play in determining the location and form of a new crossing. For more information about the tunnel replacement project, the ministry has a new website at www.

Massey doesn’t want to see tunnel sent to scrap heap It doesn’t make sense to scrap South Delta’s current crossing under the Fraser River, says a longtime resident whose father spearheaded its construction. Asked for his opinion lately by many media outlets after it was announced the George Massey Tunnel, named after his late father, is to be replaced, Doug Massey is concerned more problems will be created than solved if the current crossing is no longer utilized. “They’re entering into what’s a very delicate ecosystem on the Fraser River. Why can’t they approach it like that when they build these things? If you’re going to go ahead and do it, do it right,” said Massey, who attended a project open house in Ladner on Saturday. Port Metro Vancouver

is especially interested in getting rid of the existing tunnel, said Massey, who wonders how the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans stands on the issue. Saying the tunnel presents a barrier to continued growth in the Fraser River terminals, in particular to Fraser Surrey Docks, the port authority applauded the announcement the tunnel would be replaced. Port Metro Vancouver noted the single biggest challenge the tunnel represents to oceangoing vessels is the depth of water required for those vessels to transit the Fraser River. “Like I said, this is not just a canal for the ships to go up, this is a river, an estuary that you can’t replace,” said Massey. One of the display boards at Saturday’s open house



Doug Massey attended Saturday’s open house. He is concerned by talk of closing the tunnel named after his late father to facilitate shipping on the Fraser River. read that consideration would be given to supporting Port Metro Vancouver’s vision to be the most effective and sustainable gateway for customers.

Saying there are a number of good design ideas that involve maintaining the tunnel and the existing corridor, Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington said she’s

concerned the project is being driven by the port, which means the tunnel will be dismantled. The chambers of commerce for both Delta and Richmond also welcomed the news the tunnel is to be replaced, saying it’s long overdue. However. Massey said other solutions could be found to alleviate traffic through the crossing, including better transit and removing trucks during rush hour. “It’s worked in other parts in the world, so why not here? It’s because the transportation lobby is so strong,” he said. According to the province, the existing tunnel has 10 to 15 years of useful life remaining before major components will need to be completely replaced. Additionally, while the

tunnel remains safe for all users, it does not meet modern seismic standards. Even though a seismic retrofit program was undertaken in 2006, significant ground stabilization around the tunnel would be needed to meet modern standards, states the Ministry of Transportation. The ministry also notes, “Upgrading the existing tunnel is certainly an option that will be considered.” Massey questions the government’s claim the tunnel is deteriorating, saying the crossing was well built and shouldn’t be scrapped simply because it’s more than 50 years old. Following the first phase of consultation, the ministry says it will develop a shortlist of replacement options for consideration and further consultation in 2013. Sandor Gyarmati

A4 The Delta Optimist December 5, 2012

Rate hikes rile those along riverfront Frustrated float home and business owners organizing after port issues sharp increase in water lot leases BY


Water lot leaseholders along the Fraser River are organizing in an effort to fight rate hikes. A large group of frustrated float home and business owners came together last month after many started receiving notices from Port Metro Vancouver about rate increases and new insurance requirements. Of those that have already received the notice, many are looking at rate increases of as much as 100 per cent. As well, new insurance requirements could potentially add thousands to strata expenses and are unwarranted, said Don Flucker, a float home owner

who’s part of a five-home strata along River Road. Flucker received his notification back in May and was given a month to sign it or leave. He said he signed it under duress and noted that all the additional cost for his strata, which has to be divided among the float home owners, adds up to around $5,000 a year. The water lots along the river are owned by the Crown and managed by Port Metro Vancouver, which leases the foreshore zones from the province. Port Metro Vancouver introduced new rates for 2012 to bring water lot rents up to what it considers market value. Port chief financial officer Allan Baydala, who

attended last month’s meeting, said the formula isn’t a new one and rent renewals take place every three to five years, but it’s only recently those on the river have seen sharper increases. Baydala explained the port is required by the province to charge “fair market value for the water lots,” but the challenge had been determining such a value. Baydala said in 2005, the water lot rate was set at eight per cent of the upland value, but because industrial land values have been climbing sharply, the port dropped that to six per cent in 2008. For the 2012 calculation, the percentage was dropped to four per cent, and all the increases are phased in.



Frank Archer is the vice-president of the Community Residential Waterlot Leaseholders Association of B.C. It’s all a case of déjà vu for Frank Archer, a long time float homeowner in Ladner Reach and vicepresident of the Community Residential Waterlot Leaseholders Association

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of B.C. Archer, who has been a float home owner since 1985, said leaseholders faced a similar situation in the mid-1990s and the association was formed as residents came together to fight what he called “astronomical” rent increases. He said that in 1993, water lot lease rates were increased by about 40 per cent. Three years later they went up again, this time by more than 350 per cent in some places. Archer was part of a group of residents that came together and formed the association to approach the port authority, which was then the Fraser River Port Authority, about how the rates are calculated. He said two years of negotiations ensued, but the group was able to secure a reduction in the lease rates and reimbursement for water lot leaseholders. As well, Archer said, the port


authority and the association drew up a memorandum of understanding that included “assurance that what happened recently would never happen again.” He said it appears the agreement has been forgotten due to the lack of “corporate memory” after the merger of the three Lower Mainland port authorities that created Port Metro Vancouver. Many of the float home and business owners came together for a second meeting and decided to let Archer and the association take charge of the situation. While Archer said any water lot lease holder can deal with the port authority on their own, the association will act on behalf of its members. He said the first action will be to organize a meeting with the port authority to answer any outstanding questions and to make sure all parties are on the same page. At the initial meeting, which was organized by Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington after she was approached by several concerned float homeowners, Baydala admitted things could have been done differently, including explanations given individually, when it came to how the water lot users were notified. “What they’ve done is inexcusable,” Huntington said after her second meeting with leaseholders.

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School board chair to hand over reins Dale Saip to step down next week as board begins second year of its term, but will continue on as trustee SANDOR GYARMATI

Dale Saip is stepping down as chair of the Delta school board. This district this week announced that Saip, who’s been chair for the last six years, would step down at the board’s inaugural meeting next Tuesday as it starts the second year of a threeyear term. Saip will continue to serve as a school trustee. “Strong leaders plan for the future and succession,” said Saip in a district news release. “High quality administrators and dedicated, talented board members are well positioned to build on Delta’s exceptional performance.” Student achievement and graduation rates have steadily improved since Saip was first elected in 1987, according to the district. Saip is particularly proud of Delta’s Dale Saip success Chair for last with six years aboriginal students. “There’s a lot more work to do, but Delta aboriginal students are achieving well above the provincial average,” he said. A steady enrollment decline in Delta continues to be a challenge for the school board, which has been involved in a number of initiatives to retain and attract students, including starting specialty academies. Expanding programs and offering unique opportunities for students are some of the factors Saip credits for Delta’s ability to attract more than 1,200 students from outside Delta. “If we don’t offer what parents and students want, they’ll find it somewhere else,” said Saip. “We’ve worked hard to excel in a very competitive environment.” The district has also had success attracting more international students, which translates into muchneeded dollars to help balance the books. However, despite all those proactive measures, the board has been forced to make a number of cuts to balance its budget over the past number of years.

The most painful and controversial came in 2009 when the board decided to close Delta Manor and Boundary Beach elementary schools.

Even though enrollment has gone down, another challenge the board has to deal with is an increase in the number of special needs students.

student to suit their individual needs. Superintendent Dianne Turner said the district is in a positive position and Saip has been an important fac-

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Another councillor eyes provincial seat

Scott Hamilton has been contacted by Liberals to run in Delta North, which would pit him against NDP’s Bishop BY


Another Delta councillor could be on the provincial election ballot next spring. Scott Hamilton, a 10year veteran on council, appears to be the candidate of choice for the Liberals in Delta North. Admitting the party has approached him, Hamilton told the Optimist he still has to make a decision whether to make the move, something he’ll do in the next week after he returns from a brief trip. “I really enjoy council and believe we have affected a lot of change in Delta, change for the good in both North (Delta) and South (Delta). So, to give that up, it’s a tough decision,” said the North Delta resident. Hamilton said what piqued his interest is the fact fellow councillor Sylvia Bishop has been

acclaimed as the NDP candidate in Delta North, where NDP MLA Guy Gentner is retiring. Also a former Delta councillor, Gentner has held the seat since 2005. Bishop’s experience as a teacher, and more recently as an elected official in Delta, will make her an able and effective representative, said B.C. NDP Leader Adrian Dix in a press release. However, Hamilton said Bishop was elected to council for the first time last fall, not enough elected service to springboard into provincial politics because an opportunity opened. Should Hamilton run and win, or if Bishop wins, a council by-election would be triggered. “I’ve come to the conclusion that there is going to be a by-election in this community one way or another. What I’m contem-



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plating is whether or not I want to be a part of that,” he said. “I had no intention after Guy Gentner announced he wasn’t running of leaving council and start a by-election, because to me timing is everything. But now I’m at the point of saying if there is going to be a by-election, maybe we’d better let the people decide. To me, it (by-election) has already been forced.” Hamilton said he wasn’t

even a member of a political party until just a few weeks ago and isn’t sure when a nomination meeting will be held. He said he considers himself a “small p” politician who doesn’t contact the media or try to raise his profile. Prior to Gentner, Delta North was held by Liberal MLA Reni Masi. In Delta South, a nomination meeting for the Liberals has been set for Jan. 22.

Tsawwassen resident Bruce Fougner has declared he’s seeking the nomination, while Delta Chamber of Commerce president Kelly Guichon will decide shortly whether she still wants to seek the nod. No other candidate has stepped forward at this point. The NDP has already acclaimed Nic Slater, while independent MLA Vicki Huntington has said she’d likely remain an independent.

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MURPHY’S LAW All fear Vicki Huntington. Or maybe it’s all respect Vicki Huntington. Either way, with less than six months to go until the next provincial election, it’s looking like potential challengers to our independent MLA are going to be members of a rather exclusive club. There’s little doubt that when you’re the first independent elected to the legislature in more than half a century you enjoy a great deal of personal popularity. Huntington’s narrow defeat of Liberal cabinet minister Wally Oppal in 2009 solidified her standing in political circles and made her decision to spurn overtures from both major parties an astute one. Three-and-a-half years later it looks like that political cred is as strong as ever given the dearth of challengers lining up to take her on next May. The provincial Conservatives have already gone on record as saying they won’t run a candidate in Delta South out of respect to Huntington and the Greens quickly followed suit. Both would have siphoned votes from the incumbent, the Conservatives giving disaffected Liberals another landing spot and the Greens taking some of her environmental support. Not having to deal with either of those scenarios dramatically improves Huntington’s re-election chances, as does what’s unfolding with the other two parties that will actually put a name on the ballot to challenge the former longtime municipal politician. In the Liberal camp, their highest profile potential candidate, former Delta school board chair and current Delta Chamber of Commerce president Kelly Guichon, remains non-committal about seeking the nomination, leaving the very real possibility that political newcomer Bruce Fougner ends up being acclaimed by the governing party. As for the New Democrats, their highest profile candidate, first-term civic councillor Sylvia Bishop, is headed to the more friendly environs of Delta North in a bid to succeed NDP MLA Guy Gentner, even though she lives in Tsawwassen. The NDP in Delta South has acclaimed Nic Slater, who ran a credible second for the party in last year’s federal election. If you’re scoring at home, that means two parties won’t run anyone and the other two might not put their most recognizable candidate forward. I’m sure there are a number of factors, both personal and political, at play in those various decisions, but it’s hard not to think the stature Huntington has quickly achieved in her first term in Victoria has played a significant role.

Lyrics prove to be all too real in province battling poverty CORRY ANDERSONFENNELL

COMMUNITY COMMENT Who knew Elton John was such a visionary? And I don’t mean the platform shoes or the bedazzled sunglasses; nope, I’m referring to a line in one of his most famous rock songs, the explicit title of which I can’t tell you on the pages of a family newspaper, but think of an unspayed female dog returning after a long absence. The line goes, “The times are changing; now the poor get fat.” I bring this up because in the two weeks since the release of B.C.’s Child Poverty Report Card showing our province with the second worst child poverty rate in Canada at 14.3 per cent, I’ve heard lots of people question those findings in light of the number of overweight and obese children they see every day. They wonder how a child who eats more than he needs could possibly be poor. It seems that Elton’s 1974 hit doesn’t get as much radio play anymore and people need to be

reminded that poverty and obesity in developed nations like Canada are inextricably linked. But don’t take my word for it. Just type poverty and obesity into your Google search engine and you can spend the rest of the day reading about how right I am. A 2009 study in Montreal demonstrated that low-income areas have less access to quality, healthy food than their high-income counterparts. Another study found that fast-food restaurants are more prevalent in low-income neighbourhoods. South of our border, one U.S. study found more than one-third of adults earning less than $15,000 annually were obese, compared to 25 per cent among those earning more than $50,000 a year. The same study found that factors contributing to the disproportional impact of obesity on lowincome populations include food marketing campaigns targeted to the poor. In Canada, those marketing campaigns are peppered throughout our favourite television programs during the 20 hours a week the average family watches. Even if you disregard every study, every statistic and the wisdom of Sir Elton John, it only takes a trip to the grocery store to see that foods considered healthy cost more than high-fat, high-calorie

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snacks and meals. If you’re poor, regular ground beef goes a lot further at the table than boneless, skinless chicken breasts. What our population puts into their bodies is only half the equation, though. The other half is exercise and activity, yet they don’t come cheaply either, as any hockey or soccer family will attest. Further, according to the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association, the construction of indoor recreational facilities in B.C. has gone from a high of 270 buildings in the 1970s to just 67 between 2000 and 2010. The bottom line: the times are changing; now the poor get fat. Children who are obese are more likely to become obese adults. Obesity in adults is linked to a plethora of pricy health issues, from hip fractures and heart disease to diabetes. Society doesn’t take so kindly to either the poor or the overweight, leading to psychological impacts as well, from depression and anxiety to low self-esteem. Poverty is a massive problem, with equally massive costs and consequences. B.C. and Saskatchewan are the only two provinces in Canada that don’t have a dedicated poverty-reduction strategy. Whatever the cost, ending child poverty would pay for itself.

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December 5, 2012 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Unproven allegations must not keep senior from pool

Editor: Re: Senior given civic facilities ban, Nov. 28 Is Delta in Canada? If so, then we are “presumed innocent, unless proven guilty?” In Tom Griffing’s case, I don’t understand what he is “alleged” to have done. It started with an allegation that he was under the influence of alcohol while swimming and told to leave. The article does not state that was proven. Delta does not like anyone, I guess, that does not just agree with its version of the facts, so it suspends him. He serves his suspension and the leisure centre takes his money for his activity until another staff member decides to start the non-issue all over again. At that time, the Delta police are called and he is given a breathalyzer. For what? What was the reading? Had he been arrested for public intoxication? So, then Delta gives him an opportunity to say it is right and he is wrong by signing a document that he does not agree with. He

puts down that he is signing under duress. Well, that is it, Delta does not have to put up with that, so he’s given a lifetime ban. Even people convicted of murder don’t get life. CAO George Harvie says the safety of his staff and patrons is paramount. Did I miss something? Where was anyone threatened or abused, other than Griffing? The centre is owned

by the citizens of Delta, Griffing included. He has participated at the centre for many years, according to the article, so why does he suffer because of some unproven allegations that apparently have created a major disruption in his life? I think Delta should show some leadership and not hide behind some rules. Shame on you, Delta. Ross Cote

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All ready for the appeal process Editor: Re: Senior given civic facilities ban, Nov. 28 In CAO George Harvie’s comments dealing with my banishment from the municipal recreation facilities, he mentioned a couple of items I wish to explore further. The first item is the appeal of the banishment decision, which I thank Harvie for bringing forward. I would indeed like to be involved in such an appeal. I would like to be advised what next steps to take in order to formally

initiate the appeal process. The second item he mentioned is that my behaviour at the pool was perceived as being a threat to staff safety. I certainly don’t want to be perceived as a threat to the safety of anyone and certainly not to the pool staff with whom I have successfully interacted for many years. I sincerely hope that an outcome of this process will be to restore my access to the municipal facilities and that the staff who work there will regain their trust in me. Tom Griffing

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Editor: I would like to suggest there be tolling put on the South Fraser Perimeter Road at its terminus — the Roberts Bank port and the Tsawwassen First Nation industrial complex. One of the primary purposes of the road, as stated in government’s project goals, is to provide a route for heavy trucks and access to major trade gateways. This should come at a price to the trucking industries, not the average

taxpayer or commuter. The trucks should be tolled for their use of these facilities and to pay for them. In fact, Tsawwassen residents will be involuntarily diverted onto the South Fraser Perimeter Road as Highway 17 is being downgraded and will only have single-lane access. This is something most residents will not be pleased about as it will add about five kilometres and 10 minutes to their daily commute through the George Massey

Tunnel. While I am writing, I would also like to bring to attention the useless destruction of the old Port Mann Bridge. It has a 40year engineering life left in it, it is probably worth $1 billion and could at the very least be used to handle the overflow while the Pattullo Bridge is being replaced or upgraded. Tearing down the Port Mann Bridge will probably even cost about $30 million. John Hutton

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juana have also been done for other drugs. The results are all the same — destructive. Marijuana, however, is being investigated for curing diseases at doses far higher than one can obtain by lungs or stomach. Narcotics relieve unbearable pain. As for a substance being addictive, everyone who uses narcotics for too long gets physically addicted. Most people don’t get addicted to alcohol, and for those who do, it’s a physical addiction. Marijuana is only psychologically addictive. Any kind of addict is obsessed with getting a supply of his/her stuff. Medical marijuana comes in different foods so those who can’t or won’t smoke can get their pain relief in a form they can use, like sugared-flavoured cough syrup for children. Stimson is concerned

about public health costs “... and the cost of overseeing the growing, manufacturing and selling if it.” Apply that to all the drugs I have mentioned: think of how alcohol is regulated in its manufacture, transportation, taxation and sale; the way narcotics are regulated and criminalized; and how much they cost now in terms of health care. Washington and Colorado were tired of the costs and incredibly damaging effects the criminalization of marijuana has had, and decided to make an ounce or less legal to possess. That’s not growing, manufacturing, selling or taxing. Education is the answer. May I suggest: Wikipedia, Legal history of cannabis in Canada/USA and http:// Carol Tennis

Put focus on fewer cars before another crossing

Three thousand. That’s how many children in Delta have

Editor: Re: Legalizing marijuana opens the door to host of social problems, Nov. 16 If marijuana were just decriminalized, then alcohol needs to be de-legalized. Remember prohibition? Alcohol is a drug. I have also worked in the field of alcohol and drug abuse, and am more than 28 years clean and sober. Did Jim Stimson’s family members overdose on marijuana? Did his sister die from marijuana? Is his son addicted to marijuana? I think not. The three separate car crashes resulted from alcohol abuse, not marijuana. Kids, and other people, have been getting whatever they want, without help from anyone, ever since there were kids. All the studies Stimson talked about having been done for the abuse of mari-



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Editor: It was express, faster than driving, and cost less than parking; a chance to read, snooze or watch while whizzing past stalled traffic. I commuted daily by bus between Tsawwassen and Downtown Vancouver. But that was long ago before I retired. TransLink now says South Delta underutilizes its service and can’t have more. The new Massey Tunnel Replacement Consultation Guide says single-occupant

cars are 77 per cent of tunnel traffic. Buses are about one per cent of rush hour tunnel traffic but carry “up to 26 per cent of people traveling through the tunnel.” Carpools are 10 per cent and trucks are the remaining 12 per cent. Rather than contemplating how we might spend $2 billion on infrastructure to ease congestion, shouldn’t we instead, or at least first, try to persuade those driving 77 per cent of the vehicles to ride buses? What

would it take to entice perhaps half of them? Different routes or schedules, creature comforts, financial inducements or ... threats of a $2 billion tax hit? How about a program to encourage and support carpools? Would a well planned and executed “Massey Bus” promotion yield both added TransLink fare box revenue and eased tunnel congestion? I don’t know, but it seems irresponsible to not find out. Ed Ries

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Editor: Re: Policing a ‘perfect storm,’ Nov. 23 How nice. CityTV decides to “entertain” us by showing the poor and

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I’ll bet my pension CityTV will never mention that most of the harm done by illegal drugs is because the damn stuff is prohibited. Alan Randell

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Public Hearings - December 10 & 11, 2012 The Municipal Council of The Corporation of Delta will hold a Public Hearing, in accordance with the Local Government Act, to consider the following proposed projects and related applications: Date: Time: Place:

Monday, December 10, 2012 – Items 1 - 4 3:30 p.m. Council Chamber Delta Municipal Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC

Date: Time: Place:

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 – Item 5 7:00 p.m. Main Hall Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre 11760 88 Avenue Delta, BC

A Council meeting is scheduled following the conclusion of the Public Hearing on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Kennedy Seniors’ Recreation Centre in the event Council wishes to give further consideration to any projects at that time. Additional Information Additional information, copies of the bylaws, supporting staff reports, and any relevant documentation may be inspected until December 10, 2012. Municipal Hall: Website: Email: Phone: Hours:

Community Planning and Development Department 604-946-3380 8:00 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday

"Project No. 1 Application for Rezoning (File No. LU006240) Location: 3381 River Road West, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 1 Applicant: Warren Barnard Telephone: 604-943-9433 Proposal: Application for Rezoning in order to legitimize the existing use of the water lot for a 3-storey floathome and allow conversion of an existing 2-storey building on the upland to a single family dwelling. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7077

MAP NO. 1 FILE NO. LU006240

To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from A1 Agriculture to Comprehensive Development Zone No. 420. Staff Contact: Susan Elbe – 604-946-3389 Web Location: November 26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.03

"Project No. 2 Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006660)

Location: 7891 115 Street, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 2 Applicant: Surinder & Gurpal Atwal Telephone: 604-762-4807 (Manbir Atwal) Proposal: Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision and development of two single family residential lots. MAP NO. 2 FILE NO. LU006660

“The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7144 To amend the land use designation for the subject property in the North Delta Future Land Use Plan from SFR Single Family Residential to ISF Infill Single Family Residential. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7145 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from RS5 Single Family (550 m2) Residential to RS6 Single Family (460 m2) Residential. Development Variance Permit LU006660 To vary Section 915 (24) of “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by reducing the special setback requirement from the centre line of 115 Street from 17.5 m to 17.1 m for both proposed lots. Staff Contact: Alex Cauduro – 604-952-3163 Web Location: November 19, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.01

"Project No. 3 Application for Rezoning, Development Permit and

Development Variance Permit (File No. LU006698) Location: 10640, 10658, 10670 and 10680 River Road and 8853 Brooke Road, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 3 Applicant: Bassi Properties Ltd. Telephone: 604-946-8780 Proposal: Application for Rezoning, Development Permit and Development Variance Permit in order to permit subdivision of the five subject properties into 31 single family residential lots for development. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7147 MAP NO. 3 To amend “Delta Zoning FILE NO. LU006698 Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject properties from RS1 Single Family Residential, RM1 Multiple Family (Duplex) Residential and RS3 Single Family (0.4 ha) Residential to RS6 Single Family (460 m2) Residential for all proposed lots. Development Variance Permit LU006698 To vary “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” as follows: 1. Section 636C by varying the minimum lot widths as follows: a) For Lots 8 and 10, from 15 m to 11 m; b) For Lot 9, from 15 m to 10 m; c) For Lots 25 and 26, from 15 m to 12 m; and d) For Lot 27, from 15 m to 13 m. 2. Section 636C by varying the average lot depth as follows: a) For Lots 16 and 17, from 30 m to 28.7 m b) For Lot 27, from 30 m to 29.3 m, and c) For Lot 28, from 30 m to 28 m. In addition, to vary “Delta Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 5100, 1994” as follows: 1. Section 5.2(a) by varying the minimum half road dedication on River Road from 12 m to 10.05 m; 2. Section 5.2(a) by varying the maximum cul-de-sac length from 150 m to 224 m; and 3. Section 5.2(a) by varying the minimum diameter of the cul-de-sac bulb dedication from 28 m to 24 m. Staff Contact: Tanya Mitchner – 604-952-3472 Web Location: November 26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.02

"Project No. 4 Application for Rezoning, Development Variance Permit

and Development Permit (File No. LU006602) Location: 5008 47A Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 4 Applicant: Brian G. Hart Telephone: 604-537-4743 Proposal: Application for Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit in order to permit subdivision of the subject property into four lots, accommodate non-retail commercial uses, a single family dwelling or a duplex dwelling in the heritage building on Remnant Lot 140, and develop three townhouses on proposed fee simple Lots 1, 2 and 3. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7139 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from P Public Use to Comprehensive Development Zone No. 4181 for Remnant Lot 140 and Comprehensive Development Zone No. 418-2 for proposed Lots 1, 2 and 3.

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Development Variance Permit LU006602 To vary “Delta Subdivision and Development Standards Bylaw No. 5100, 1994” as follows: 1. Section 5.2(a) by varying the required road dedication from 3.4 m to 1 m on 47A Avenue and not requiring additional road dedication of 1.1 m on Delta Street; and 2. Section 5.6 to permit a shared storm service connection for proposed MAP NO. 4 FILE NO. LU006602 Lots 1, 2 and 3. Development Permit LU006602 To regulate the form and character of the townhouses proposed on Lots 1, 2 and 3 and landscaping on all four lots. Staff Contact: Lisa King – 604-952-3164 Web Location: November 26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item E.01

"Project No. 5 Application for Official Community Plan Amendment,

Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit (File No. LU006704) Location: 11941 80 Avenue, as shown outlined in bold on MAP NO. 5 Applicant: Focus Architecture Inc. Telephone: 604-853-5222 (Colin A. Hogan) Proposal: Application for Official Community Plan Amendment, Rezoning, Development Variance Permit and Development Permit in order to allow a 37-storey mixed-use building including a maximum of 359 apartment units, a 4-storey, 2,304 m2 commercial MAP NO. 5 component and a 2-storey FILE NO. LU006704 above-ground parking structure, in addition to two levels of underground parking. “The Corporation of Delta Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3950, 1985” Amendment Bylaw No. 7148 To amend the land use designation for the subject property from Mixed-Use (North Delta) 4 to Mixed-Use (North Delta) 5 in order to allow the proposed density and building height and to amend Section 1.9.2 in Schedule A, the North Delta Future Land Use Plan, and Policy C.5 in Schedule C.1 accordingly. “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” Amendment Bylaw No. 7149 To amend “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by rezoning the subject property from Comprehensive Development Zone No. 399 to Comprehensive Development Zone No. 421. Development Variance Permit LU006704 To vary Section 914 of “Delta Zoning Bylaw No. 2750, 1977” by reducing the special setback requirement from the centre line of 80 Avenue from 21 m to 14.9 m. Development Permit LU006704 To regulate the form and character of the proposed mixed-use development. Staff Contact: John Hopkins – 604-952-3155 Web Location: November 26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting Agenda Item B.02

Any persons who believe that their interest in property will be affected by the proposed projects shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the bylaws and/or proposed by the applications. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to communicate to Council in advance of the Public Hearing, you can write to: Mayor and Council The Corporation of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2 Fax: 604-946-3390 Email: To be considered, correspondence must be received by the Office of the Municipal Clerk no later than 1:00 p.m. on December 10, 2012. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning any project after the Public Hearing has concluded.

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The Concerned Citizens for British Columbia wants a responsible, free enterprise government and the closest one to that is the B.C. Liberals, the group’s founder said at a meeting in Tsawwassen last Thursday. “We want to make sure British Columbia continues to be an attractive place to invest. Without investment you don’t have job development, you don’t have business development,” said Jim Shepard, the citizens movement’s president and CEO who was a guest speaker at a Delta Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Shepard, who left a post as a $1-a-year adviser to Premier Christy Clark to form the movement, is a former Canfor and Finning CEO. His group is supporting the Liberals ahead of the upcoming provincial election.

Shepard, who has been travelling around the province building a mandate, said his group is against overregulation, against new taxes and is looking for sound fiscal management from government. “We’ve also got to keep our expenses down, whether it’s our business or our household. We know if we don’t keep our expenses below our PHOTO BY DAVE WILLIS income, that sooner Concerned Citizens for British Columbia or later we’re going president and CEO Jim Shepard spoke to face financial at a Delta Chamber of Commerce ruin. We expect the meeting last Thursday. same performance from our government message will be the election in Victoria.” question. “It’s going to be someHe said his group will thing like, ‘Do you really launch a campaign next want to turn responsibility month that will be delivered to “every household in of this economy back over to the NDP?’” British Columbia” that will The next provincial elecrun until early April. He said the group is tion will be held on May determined the campaign’s 14.

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A locally-based canned seafood company has been reeled in by another cannery. Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Raincoast Trading, a Delta-based premium sustainable canned seafood company, will be acquired by St. Jean’s Cannery and Smokehouse, which is based in Nanaimo.


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“We have had a positive relationship with St. Jean’s for more than a decade,” said Mike Wick, co-owner of Raincoast Trading. “It is fitting that Raincoast is sold by one multi-generation B.C. fishing business family to another and represents the next stage of growth for Raincoast. The news has been well-received by


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Christmas season kicks off in village Tree lighting, children’s parade, carol ships and Breakfast with Santa are all set for this weekend in Ladner

It just wouldn’t be Christmas in Ladner without a myriad of festive events to kick off the holiday season. Things get started at 7 p.m. on Friday with the Ladner Business Association’s annual tree lighting in Ladner Village. The festivities include Christmas carols with the Ladner Gospel Assembly choir and the tree lighting at 7:25 p.m. Following the illumination of the tree, the annual children’s parade will fill the streets of Ladner Village with holiday cheer. Starting at about 7:30 p.m., the procession of local youngsters will make its way along 48th Avenue (from Elliott to Delta streets) and then along Delta Street to Chisholm Street. Children of all ages are welcome to participate by decorating their


Carol ships will sail from the Westham Island Bridge to the government wharf at the foot of Elliott Street in Ladner on Friday and Saturday. evenings bikes, strollers, wagons or any other non-motorized vehicle. Anyone wishing to be in the parade this year is asked to meet in front

of Pets-N-Us at 5076-48th Ave. at 7:15 p.m. The parade will lead the way to Ladner Harbour where the carol ships will

arrive at the government wharf at the foot of Elliott Street at about 7:45 p.m. The procession, which has been a local Christmas

tradition for more than 40 years, will make its way along the river to the harbour starting from Westham Island Bridge.

Delta Museum is also getting into the spirit with a special holiday event on Friday evening. The community is invited to A Victorian Christmas from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. that will feature festive holiday displays, story-telling and crafts. The holiday festivities continue on Saturday morning when the LBA hosts its annual Breakfast with Santa at the Ladner Community Centre from 8 to 11 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in style in a police cruiser with lights flashing and sirens blaring. There will be face painting, clowns and other entertainment for the kids while they wait for their visit and photo with Santa. A pancake breakfast costs $4 and pancakes with ham costs $5. The carol ships will return to the wharf on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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Oh, no. Instead, he’s taken them to the cobbler, and had them sewn and glued and Velcro-ed back together. Bits of plastic have been added here, and bits of plastic there. The sandals have seams of stitching that zig zag here and there, making them look not only unsightly, but more than a little cheap. But they’ve been anything but. Cheap, that is. The husband may have spent $5 to buy the things, but he’s spent something like 50 times that since. He went back to the cobbler a couple of weeks ago, with one of the sandals in hand. It had sustained another injury: a tear on the top. There was a new guy behind the counter. Can you fix it, asked the husband? The new guy looked at it carefully. He glanced at my husband and then at the sandal — or what was left of it. He thought for a moment, and then gave the husband the news. Not likely, he said. In fact, he said, no. Please, implored the husband. Look, he said, they’ve been fixed before. Could they not be repaired once again? The new guy shook his head. It wouldn’t be worth

it, he informed the husband. The sandal wasn’t, well, exactly a work of footwear art to begin with, and now it was officially done. The husband picked up the sandal, and started to walk away. Look, the new guy hollered, you can probably get some new ones at the dollar store. The husband swung around. “No!” he said. “I’ll never get ones like these again! They have the insignia of my son’s old university in the United States! They’re very special to me! And they don’t make them any more!” The new guy sighed. OK, he said, he’d see what he could do. And so he did. I went back five days later, and handed the new guy the work slip. The new guy beamed. He handed me the sandal and showed me the new stitching here and the new stitching there, and the little scraps of remnant leather he’d used to patch the thing together. It may not be as good as new, but at least it’s in one piece. To say it’s a sandal that’s one of a kind is something that can be disputed. It has sentimental value. Just don’t ask us what we paid.


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What’s Under The Fiscal Cliff? Jeffrey Greenfeld, CFP® The U.S. Presidential Election has come to a decisive end. Barack Obama is President. The next major issue dominating headlines is the fast-approaching fiscal cliff deadline. The U.S. Federal government has been stimulating the economy by increasing spending and cutting taxes. As a result, we have seen a steady rise in the federal debt and high fiscal deficits. Under the current law, a number of tax cuts that were implemented in 2001, 2003 and 2009 are set to expire at the end of the year. In addition, there are scheduled government spending cuts that would be implemented to manage the budget deficit. Unless the Federal government takes action, the combination of these expiring tax and spending cuts would likely push the U.S. economy back into a recession. Policy changes that come into effect on December 31, 2012 are: l The Bush tax cuts will expire, the effects of which are four-fold: m Ordinary income tax rates rise from 35% to 39.6% m Dividend tax rates spike from 15% to approximately 40% m Long-term capital gains tax rates increase from 35% to 55% m Tax exemptions fall from US$5 million to US$1 million. l The 2% payroll tax cut expires. l Upper-income households face a 0.9% increase in Medicare taxes. l The unemployment benefit program expires. l Two rounds of discretionary spending cuts take effect. US policymakers need to compromise to find a solution. Here are the two scenarios: q Fiscal Cliff Option – The mandatory cuts take effect; q Alternative Solution – A more moderate solution that would extend most tax cuts and other forms of tax relief while also reducing government spending.

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It’s been more than a month since their dog went missing, but thanks to sightings throughout the community and even across the line, one Ladner couple isn’t giving up hope. On the afternoon of Nov. 2, Jack Anderson set out of mow the lawn. He put Jordy, the couple’s 12-yearold mixer that resembles a Terrier Fox, in the backyard. He had just finished cutting the front lawn when Jordy got out. “I just saw this brown streak running by,” he said. The dog had dug under the fence and escaped the Andersons’ yard on Fenton Drive. Jack said he heard firecrackers being set off nearby and the couple thinks Jordy got scared and ran away. It was about 5 p.m. when the search began. Jack called his wife Laurie at work to tell her what happened before setting out with one of the couple’s adult daughters to start looking. They saw Jordy heading through Lions Park before losing sight of him. Jack scoured the area, asking people on the street if they had seen the dog. Jordy was spotted near Save-on-Foods and then on Ladner Trunk Road. Laurie Anderson came home immediately from

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As highlighed, should the current tax and spending statutes expire as scheduled at year-end, this would drop the deficit, creating a 3% drag on the U.S. economy which could be enough to push the U.S. economy back into recession. This could then cause the unemployment rate to rise above 9 percent and undermine consumer and investor confidence. However, the benefit of the Fiscal Cliff Option is that letting these tax cuts expire is likely to put the federal debt on a more sustainable path over time as the debt held by the public in 2022 will be 58% in this scenario versus 90% under the Alternate Solution. The Alternate Solution shows that in the near term, the economy will not be as heavily impacted as the U.S. is likely to shift into a slow growth environment as opposed to a recession. Most economists believe some form of a compromised Alternate Solution will be reached, most likely a combination of spending cuts and an extension of tax breaks, resulting in moderate growth in the near term.

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in earnest,” Laurie said. “I did an all-nighter that night. I looked for my dog until six in the morning.” As recently as Nov. 26, Jordy was seen on Linden Drive, not far from the Andersons’ home. And most recently, there was a sighting on 1st Avenue in Tsawwassen on Nov. 29. The couple has distributed flyers in mailboxes all over Point Roberts and throughout the farm area. They have taken out ads, posted flyers, offered a reward and rallied friends, family, neighbours and even strangers to help look for Jordy. They have received tremendous support from the community, Laurie said, for which they’re extremely grateful. Every night since Jordy got out of the yard, Jack said they have left the gate open and a light on. The couple said they might never know what happened to their dog, but as long as they still have hope he’s out there somewhere, they will always keep an eye out for Jordy. Laurie said Jordy is a skittish dog that scares easily and does not like to be chased. He weighs about 15 pounds and was wearing a blue collar. Anyone who finds him should call the Andersons at 604-946-9968 or 604-4544257.

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DOVE committee reaching out to prevent violence against women

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A local community group is taking its anti-violence message to the street this week as the country recognizes a day devoted to action on violence against women. Thursday marks a violent anniversary in Canadian history. On Dec. 6, 1989, Marc Lepine walked into a classroom at École Polytechnique in Montreal and shot 27 female students — 14 died and 13 were wounded — simply because they were women. Since 1991, the day has been recognized as the National Day of

Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and this year the DOVE (Delta Opposes Violence Everywhere) committee is getting out to bring public awareness to the issue of violence against women. DOVE is a committee of community agencies that work together to end violence in relationships. The committee includes representatives from Deltassist, Delta police victim services and domestic violence units, the school district, the Boys and Girls Club, Delta Mental Health and the Ministry for Children and Families. This week, DOVE committee members will be at

various locations around the community to raise awareness to the issue of violence against women. The committee is hosting displays during the lunch hour at three Delta high schools, including Delta Secondary. DOVE will have a display at Delta Hospital from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today and that display will also be at Ladner Leisure Centre on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. In addition to spreading awareness and information, DOVE also continues with its Emergency Care Kit Project for women, men and children leaving abusive relationships. The nature of an abusive

relationship often requires those involved to relocate suddenly without notice for safety reasons. The kits include basic items, such as toiletries, to get people through a critical time. With the support of the community, the committee has been able to maintain this program and help serve the needs of individuals and families in times of crisis. There is always a need for more items for the kits. Anyone wishing to make a donation can visit the Delta police website at or contact Jill Colley at jcolley@

Delta Museum’s executive director leaves for post with Greater Vancouver Homebuilders BY


Mark Sakai has left his position as executive director of the Delta Museum and Archives to take a job with the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders’ Association. He spent four years with the museum, finishing at the end of November. Sakai, who was previously employed at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Richmond, said he enjoyed his four years in Delta. “It was a great experience coming from the cannery where we had a very narrow mandate in terms of

our subject area. We were basically to commemorate the fishing industry but with a reasonably wide geographic scope of the entire West Coast of Canada,” he said. “So you go from there to the Delta Museum and Archives Society, where the geographic scope may be narrow but the subject scope is quite wide. We’re talking about fishing and farming, to transportation to the development of neighbourhoods, and different cultural aspects, to land use controversies and all these other different topics.” Sakai, a Richmond

resident, said and engage,” he when he startsaid. ed here he Sakai will serve could quickly as director of govsee there are ernment relations many comwith the homemitted and builders’ associainvolved tion. people in the Speaking from community. a homebuilder’s He said Delta perspective, he Mark Sakai is certainly said a continued a unique challenge for Delta municipality with three dis- is to find ways to encourtinct communities separated age a mix of housing types by expanses of farmland. that allow people to retire “It brings a unique set in place. of challenges. I think the Gabrielle Martin has benefit of that is you really assumed the role as acting do have to go out and meet executive director of the people and make contacts museum and archives.

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Delta Hospital Auxiliary president Beryl Matthewson (left) and past president Elaine Canning were on hand to thank volunteers at the auxiliary’s Christmas luncheon this week.

Auxiliary toasts another year of helping hospital BY


The Delta Hospital Auxiliary celebrated another successful year Monday at its annual Christmas luncheon at the Delta Town and Country Inn. The event included the installation of Laura Nguyen as the organization’s new treasurer. Candles were lit during the installation ceremony, symbolizing the guidance and leadership that’s provided by the auxiliary executive and staff. A thank you note to volunteers from the hospital’s

surgical day department was read, letting the auxiliary know that six surgical hand pieces for cataract surgeries, recently purchased by the auxiliary, will be used for over 600 procedures a year. Formed in the late 1960s by a group of citizens dedicated to bringing a hospital to Delta, the auxiliary has purchased many pieces of medical equipment over the years. The auxiliary also provides for the residential care unit, music therapy program as well as bursaries for students and staff. Volunteers contribute

tens of thousands of hours every year at the auxiliary’s gift shop, Lifeline unit, Ladner thrift store and Courtyard Café. They’re also involved in such activities as making post surgical pillows for mastectomy and other patients. The auxiliary this year expanded the Ladner thrift store. That expansion currently houses the auxiliary’s always popular Christmas shop President Beryl Matthewson noted the auxiliary will be looking for new co-ordinators for several of its units for the upcoming year.


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Karen Megrian knits scarves that are sold at the Delta Hospital gift shop.



Knitter finds own special way to support Delta Hospital Auxiliary For Tsawwassen resident Karen Megrian, knitting scarves is just something she can do to help raise money for Delta Hospital. She said she stared knitting them for friends and family first.

“I thought maybe I could make them for charity,” Megrian said. She starting donating the scarves to the Delta Hospital gift shop to sell last year and she’s made 24 in the past month.

“It’s just a small little thing that I can do for the hospital,” she said. The Delta Hospital gift shop is run by the Delta Hospital Auxiliary and is one of the many ways the auxiliary raises funds.

A local restaurant that is definitely in the Christmas Spirit has stepped up to help raise money for a project aimed at providing clean water to a school in Africa. Mario's Kitchen at 1105 - 56th Street in Tsawwassen has teamed up with Steve Kovacs and the Clean Water Team to help raise money for its latest project. The team, which includes seven other people, will travel to Uganda in February to install a clean water system at the Good Samaritan Community Nursery and Primary School in the village of Kumuli. "They have nothing there," said Kovacs. "It's a very poor part of Uganda." The school is home to more than 300 kids. All members of the team are covering their own travel costs, however, $20,000 is needed to purchase the needed materials. The system will gather and purify


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December 5, 2012 The Delta Optimist A27 Coming Events Clubs & Groups !Dec. 3-21 - Celebrate a Life - Visit the Harold & Veronica Savage Centre for Supportive Care during the holidays and honour a loved one who has died by placing a tribute on the Celebrate a Life Tree. Volunteers will be at the centre from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. !Positive Parenting: The Basics and Beyond is a twoday interactive approach to creating a positive, supportive atmosphere for your family interactions. The free parent workshop is presented by Reach Child and Youth Development Society on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the ECD Hub, 5000 Bridge St., Ladner. Child minding available. To register call 604-946-6622 Ext. 328 or email !Delta Naturalists invite you to a Dec. 10 meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park in Tsawwassen. Everyone is welcome. Our speakers this month are Diane and David Reesor, who will talk and show slides of Greenland, Baffin Island and time permitting Iceland. They have traveled extensively photographing wildlife, scenery and indigenous people. David is co-author with Mark Ross of “Predator” filmed in Africa. Further info at 604-940-9296 or 604-943-7329. !Breastfeeding? Pregnant and wanting to learn more? Get the information and encouragement you need to meet your breastfeeding goals. La Leche League Canada’s South Delta Group meets for discussion the second Tuesday of every month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ladner United Church, 4960-48th Ave. Babies and young children are welcome. Next meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11 to discuss Breastfeeding: Who Benefits and How? Between meetings phone help is available from Ruth at 604-948-3284 and Darcie at 604-244-0284. www. !Go Green Delta Book and Film Group, meets at Tsawwassen Library to discuss Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Please join in the reading and discussion of this book which journeys into a community of ragpickers who live cheek by jowl with Mumbai airport.

Copies on Go Green shelf, Tsawwassen branch. All welcome. !The Delta Nats have a casual birding walk, a ‘Birds on the Bay’ event, on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Boundary Bay Regional Park from 9 a.m. - noon. Join Tom Bearss and his informal birdwatchers for a 2.5-hour amble. Enjoy the abundance of resident and wintering inhabitants, including shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, and smaller birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. The outing will end with beverage and snack at historic Cammidge House. Meet: Cammidge House in Boundary Bay Regional Park. Info: 604940-9296 or tom.bearss@ Hosts Delta Nature: No charge for events; voluntary donation for snacks. !Join us for A Moment of Calm at Ladner United Church. Breathe, relax, slow down with an hour of quiet music, candlelight and calm in our lovely sanctuary. Everyone is welcome. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 - 8 p.m. at 4960-48th Ave., Ladner. !The South Delta Therapeutic Touch network meets every second Wednesday of the month in Tsawwassen at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre. The next meeting is on Dec. 12. Open to all levels of therapeutic touch members, non-members and also as a first time introduction with information on educational courses available. Please call to register Frances (604-948-1652) or Selena (604-952 4175). !Do you live to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Then come to the library for some fun-filled hours of gaming and free pizza. Ladner Pioneer Library - Thursday, Dec. 20, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Supportive Care (4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner). Gentle walk, rain or shine, suitable for people with mobility impairments, followed by refreshments and casual socialization. Information and resources on grief and loss available. No registration required. !Interested in volunteering? Enjoy making new friends and contributing to an important charity. Opportunities for men, women and students at the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe in Tsawwassen available any day of the week and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Special teams for books, recycling, customer service, cashiering, leadership and other. Call Sandy at 604-948-0660, ext 333 for more information. !BC Guide Dog Services needs volunteers in Ladner to provide boarding homes for future guide dogs. The dog (already house-trained) will live with you for five to six months, and will generally be out training with a professional 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri. Staff will pick up and drop off the dog. Dog food and vet expenses are covered. The dog must be accompanied by an adult on non-training days. Best suited to retirees, part-time workers, or at-home workers. For info: or email Ashley.Clark@ !Special Olympics B.C. Delta programs need some

!Celebrate Recovery is a non-profit meeting held every Friday night at South Delta Baptist Church starting at 7 p.m. We are an “umbrella” group meaning we deal with any “hurt, habit or hang-up” and we come together to heal together. For more information contact recovery@ or Kristin Kozar at 604-780-8317. !AL-ANON Family Groups announces that the Monday at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. meetings have relocated to 5061-12th Avenue in Tsawwassen. !Knitting Sisters Group. If you would like to knit or crochet for worthy causes please contact Alice at or 604-946-3060. Drop in sessions first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 am - noon at the McKee Senior Centre in Ladner. Donated yarn always welcome and appreciated. Seniors !There will be a Christmas lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 25 at the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre. Seating at 11 a.m., lunch served at 11:30 a.m. Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings.

Members: $5. Guests: $12. Children under 12: $5. Call 604-946-1411. !Join the KinVillage Community Centre throughout the week for some fun socials and events. Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. is Bingo Madness, great cash prizes, progressive jackpot, everyone welcome. For those who want a healthy lifestyle we also have weekly classes for yoga, line dancing, pilates, zumba, roga and international folk dancing. For more info or to book tickets to our events stop by or call reception: 604-943-0225, Mon-Fri., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen. Arts !On Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cedar Park Church is hosting its annual music and dessert evening in support of the Delta Hospice Society. Special guests Tracy Neff and Tony Barton will perform sacred and secular Christmas favourites. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 604-946-7410. !Delta Youth Orchestra’s Christmas & Concerti concert, featuring Howard Blakes’ The Snowman, takes place Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. at Genesis Theatre in Ladner. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students (13 and older) and free for kids 12 and under. For tickets call 604878-4655 or visit www.dyo. !Delta artist Sanjoy K. Das

presents “In Search of the Miraculous” at Tsawwassen Arts Centre until Jan. 7. Das’ show is dedicated to the theme of “Development of Self.” He uses vibrant colours and dynamic patterns in all his paintings to express the journey of selfrealization. Meet the artist at his opening reception on Sunday, Dec. 9, 5 - 7 p.m. !The Spirit Bear Quest, from Dec. 1 - 31, an exhibition of photographs by Ursula Easterbrook, documenting her journey to photograph a Spirit Bear in the Great Bear Rainforest of the B.C. central coast, starting in Tsawwassen, driving to Prince Rupert, flying to Hartley Bay and sailing to Bella Bella and then driving home. A reception, with slide show and tall tales, will be held Dec. 11, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St. !There is a call for entry for Delta Arts Council’s artShots 2013, an exhibit from Feb. 6 to 13. Submission deadline: Jan. 18. Enter online with digital image submissions. More info at The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).

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!South Delta Newcomers & Alumni meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the Kiwanis Longhouse at 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen. The club is for all women who have moved to Ladner, Tsawwassen or Point Roberts to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. For more information contact Marie at !Walking Group for the Bereaved - Drop-in group Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Centre for

assistant coaches! Spring: Track and Field, Soccer, Softball and Golf. Special event and admin volunteers are needed too! Check our new website at www. for more info and contact e-mails.

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A28 The Delta Optimist December 5, 2012 Feedback

Christmas is less than three weeks away and people get into the holiday spirit in many different ways. Sending out cards, picking and decorating a tree, putting up lights, festive baking, listening to carols

and spending time with family are just a few of the activities that could contribute to getting into the Christmas mood. The Optimist asked:

What gets you into the holiday spirit?

Ray McGowan By people saying Merry Christmas, not happy holidays ... It’s Christmastime. Merry Christmas! That’s what it should be.

Sabrina Fast I’d have to say church, and the music and the lights.

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

Gladys Gibson There are so many things that contribute to the holiday spirit feeling. I think Christmas carols; when you hear your first Christmas carol that’s the turning point.

Kathleen Whipp The Salvation Army. They’re some of the first people out and they remind you of how much you have.

Bruce Hutchison Having the family around the house is something that keeps you into the spirit. We’ve got our kids coming over this year ... they’re coming in from Toronto, so that will certainly get us into the spirit.

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A30 The Delta Optimist December 5, 2012

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Devils win B.C. title in thrilling fashion

South Delta captures its first ever senior girls volleyball banner after outlasting Heritage Park Kodiaks in five games STORIES BY MARK BOOTH

With one of their star players on the limp and the majority of the capacity crowd rooting against them, it would have been understandable had the South Delta Sun Devils’ dream season fallen just short. All the momentum seemed to be with the Heritage Park Kodiaks in Saturday’s provincial “AAAA” championship game at Port Coquitlam’s Riverside secondary. They had clawed back from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth and deciding game. Sun Devils’ Grade 10 standout Nicole

Provincial Champions South Delta Sun Devils

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McNamara spent the majority of a 25-16 game four loss on the sidelines after suffering what would later be diagnosed as a second degree ankle sprain. Many of her teammates wept, including her twin sister Megan, as McNamara gingerly limped to the bench. “We have enough depth to deal (with the injury),” said South Delta coach Dan Burgess. “What we couldn’t deal with is the mental stress of seeing her leave the court. For me a coach, I knew we needed to get her back out there in whatever capacity for the team to find their centre again.” McNamara was taped up and back on the floor for the final set. The Kodiaks jumped out to a 4-1 lead but their surge came to a sudden halt. The Sun Devils regrouped to eventually take control of the deciding game and pulled out a thrilling 15-12 victory for the school’s first-ever senior girls volleyball provincial title. “We’re the kind of team that just never gives up,” beamed Grade 12 setter Emma Robinson whose brilliant play earned her tournament MVP honours. “As the season went on, we knew how good we could be and when we came here we knew it was possible.




South Delta Sun Devils celebrate their first-ever provincial senior girls volleyball title on Saturday night in Port Cooquitlam. My team is amazing and I’m so grateful for this right now.” Having won the provincial junior title a year earlier, Burgess and co-coach Sandra Nash were cautiously optimistic of what this group could achieve. It only took a couple of weeks into the season before they realized this team was capable of much more than a top 10 finish. The Devils entered the high-profile Red Surge Classic in early November as the No. 2 ranked team in

the province and took over the top spot with a first place finish. They would stay in the penthouse for the balance of the season, winning the Fraser Valley championship, then turning in a dominant performance at the provincials. South Delta had not dropped a set before being extended to five by Earl Marriott in Saturday’s semi-final, setting the stage for their gold medal classic against the Kodiaks. “All the ingredients were in place,” said Burgess. “We

had a really good Grade 12 class this year with six seniors for leadership and all the right components coming up from juniors. “(Winning the Red Surge) was kind of what we had planned all season. That was exactly the time we wanted to peak. For us as coaches, it was building the girls up so they would be mature enough and understand the target being on their back (as the number one ranked team). They certainly proved they could.” The provincial win, ends

a journey that began five years ago for Burgess when he first began working with his graduating seniors at the club level in Grade 8. Even though this program is well-positioned to win more championships, what was accomplished with these girls will always remain close to his heart. “It’s the closest association I have had with any group,” he added. “To see them go from Grade 8 to Grade 12, I couldn’t be more happier for them. I will forget them.”

Grade 10 McNamaras make South Delta dynasty possible all-stars to go along with plenty of other hardware collected throughout the season. Playing beyond their years is nothing new given this past summer they aged up to win the U18 national beach volleyball championship. The plan for 2013 is to play at the open women’s level to ensure their rapid progress as elite players continues. Their arsenal includes brilliant power and finesse games, that are complimented by outstanding court vision and instincts. The fact Nicole is right-handed and Megan

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a lefty makes them even more effective. “We have a good chance of doing this again,” said Megan. “We have some strong athletes coming up from junior and good Grade 11s so we should be a strong team. “We could have come up (to senior) in Grade 9 but there were already enough players and we wanted to win a junior championship. This year was for (our Grade 12s) and we started to believe we could play well together and it really went from there.”

Nicole had to be helped by her teammates to accept her all-star award after suffering an ankle injury in game four of the championship match. Somehow she returned to the floor in time to help the Sun Devils stave off Heritage Park in a five set thriller. “When it first happened, I thought I could keep playing but as soon as I stepped on it I realized I couldn’t,” she said. “I just wanted to be back out there for them.”




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There’s two very good reasons why the talk of a girls volleyball dynasty at South Delta secondary is very much a reality. Typically, Grade 10s playing on senior teams provide additional depth in a supporting role that will enhance their development in the long run. Then there’s Megan and Nicole McNamara. The 15-year-old twins were nothing short of spectacular in leading the Sun Devils to their first-ever provincial championship. They both were named first team

December 5, 2012 The Delta Optimist A31

Perfection produces 2nd B.C. title for Devils South Delta completes 12-0 season with 31-14 win over Mission to capture provincial “AA” football championship BY


His undefeated team was two minutes away from winning a provincial championship with a 17-point lead and Ray Moon still couldn’t savour the moment. “I was just paranoid that something could go wrong,” laughed the longtime head coach of the South Delta Sun Devils. “I wanted to make sure our running back had both hands covering the ball. I guess there was a little sigh of relief in the last minute.” As it turned out, there wasn’t much to worry about in a dominant season that led the Tsawwassen school to its second-ever provincial “AA” championship, capped by a 31-14 victory over the Mission Roadrunners on Saturday afternoon at B.C. Place Stadium. Yes, there was some adversity, including three straight playoff games that saw the Sun Devils trailing at some point of the second half. In the end, there was just too much talent making too many big plays to falter en route to a 12-0 season. “It’s been pretty amazing,” said two-way standout and team co-captain Rene Sencio who was named the final’s top lineman. “This is what we have been thinking about since last August. We were all on the same page with the same goal and we got it done.” The Sun Devils had their way with the defending champion Roadrunners for much of the afternoon but their lack of production

in the red zone kept the outcome in doubt longer than it should have been. Four times the Sun Devils were inside Mission’s 15-yard-line in the opening half, yet they only had an 11-7 lead to show for it thanks to 15-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Menzies to Jeremy Gordon-Carmichael and a 25-yard John Longay field goal. Penalties pushed one drive out of scoring range while

the time clock cost them another when David Mann was brought down on the seven-yardline after a 57-yard catch and run play and the end zone couldn’t be found in the two plays before the halftime whistle. Mission then took a 14-11 lead in the third quarter on an impressive march that concluded with a one-yard sneak by quarterback Kevin Wiens. It was the Devils’ turn




South Delta Sun Devils captains accept the provincial “AA” football championship banner.

to answer and they did just that on a 24-yard touchdown run by Menzies. South Delta finally took control midway through the final quarter when the Roadrunners were forced to punt deep in their own end. Last second substitution Will Kraynyk came through untouched and blocked the kick, eventually recovering it for a touchdown. The Devils forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff which was scooped by Ryan Marquardt. A few plays later, Shane Dagg hit paydirt from three-yard out and South Delta suddenly had a commanding 17-point lead. “That play was a fluke,” chuckled Moon of the block punt. “We had gone to a five man front with big Mitch (MacLeod, a 6foot-3, 315-pound lineman) in the middle. I knew he wouldn’t help much in pressuring the kick so I turned and the first guy in front of me was Will. “I told him to get in there for Mitch. All of a sudden their two guards opened up to the outside and the centre came wide open for Will to run through.” Mann’s versatility, which he showcased all season, earned him the game’s Most Outstanding Player Award. The next step in his football career will be weighing offers from various CIS schools as one of the province’s top graduates. “I’m so proud of everyone,” he said. “We definitely wanted revenge having lost to them twice last year. We studied them a lot, knew our assignments and got it done today.”

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A32 The Delta Optimist December 5, 2012

Sun Devils QB saves his best for last Kyle Menzies named Most Outstanding Back of provincial final in just his 2nd year as a quarterback BY


When he was handed the keys to the South Delta Sun Devils offence in the fall of 2011, all Kyle Menzies could think of was the playbook he suddenly had to know from front to back. “I felt so much pressure on myself,” he recalled. “How was I going to do quarterback and high school (work) at the same time?” Fifteen months later, the extra workload has turned out just fine. The 5-foot-7 field general concluded his high school career in spectacular fashion Saturday at B.C. Place Stadium, throwing for 262 yards and rushing for 82 more in the Sun Devils 31-14 win over the Mission Roadrunners to win the provincial “AA” championship. Menzies was a running back growing up in the South Delta Rams community program. His teammate David Mann took the snaps under centre through to the Bantam age level.

That changed when the Sun Devils wanted a more mobile quarterback behind an inexperienced offensive line. The Sun Devils’ 2001 season ended ironically with a 37-8 quarter-final loss to Mission but the experience Menzies gained was invaluable. He finished this season with 33 touchdown passes and was named to the provincial all-star. His favourite target happened to be Mann who has developed into a top university prospect as a slotback. The position switched couldn’t have worked out better for either of them. “Last year was just a big opportunity for me to learn the offence,” said Menzies. “I had a chance to develop and took a lot of it into this season. We’ve all worked really hard for this (championship).” His threat to run the ball was evident throughout the playoffs and the Sun Devils made full use of it in the championship game, calling several quarterback draws that led to big yardage. “We set it up where it’s

his read,” said head coach Ray Moon “If they were going to

attack the edges with our four receiver set then it left one linebacker in the

middle. We will take Kyle against a linebacker any day of the week.”

Provincial Champions South Delta Sun Devils #2 David Mann #5 Ryan Littlewood #7 Jeremy Gordon-Carmichael #8 Shane Dagg #9 Lucas Kirk #10 Mitch Dino #11 Kyle Menzies #12 Parker Dodd #21 Danny Stanger #22 Mark Dykstra #23 Matt Wollin #25 Curtis Garlough #26 Matt Gillanders #29 Denis Olivera #32 Will Kraynyk #50 Rene Sencio #52 Tim Lasher #53 Austin Pearson #54 Ryan Marquardt #55 Jonathan Murphy #60 Aaron Parker #62 Rhys Weitzel #64 Web Johnson #65 Chris McLauchlan #66 Brady Rough #68 Mitchell MacLeod #80 John Longay #81 Aaron Rota #82 Jacob Johnston #85 Dylan Steer #88 Nick Whitty Coaching Staff Ray Moon (head coach) Mark McDonald Gary Cooper Ray Crawford Ron Morehouse Rickie Singla Ron Warner Derrick Mann Sheldon Paris Ray Beisick Jamie Campbell




South Delta Sun Devils quarterback Kyle Menzies passed for 262 yards and rushed for 82 more in leading his team to a 31-14 win over Mission in the provincial “AA” championship game.

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In Memoriam

Margie Negrijn

Sept. 14, 1921 - Dec. 1, 2006 I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have is your memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part. God has you in his keeping. I have you in my heart. Miss you so much – All my love as ever & always your son Paul.





SENIOR, Maureen Patricia July 28, 1943 - September 22, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mum after a second courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by her husband of 45 years Bill. Left to cherish her memory is son Stephen (Belinda), daughter Hayley (Stuart) and grandchildren Chanice & Coleton as well as many relatives and friends. The family wishes to thank our extended Whelan & Buchanan families for all their help, love and support for mum during her illness. A celebration of life will take place at the Town & Country Inn, Delta, BC on December 15, 2012 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

RECTOR, Anne Isobel


Anje Catharina van Agteren-de Boer December 3, 1917 - November 27, 2012

Our Oma passed away just days before her 95th birthday. She and our Opa Jan (19251994) left Holland in 1958, and settled in Tsawwassen after living in Guatemala, Kenya and Egypt. Oma’s undaunting spirit and her great imagination carried her throughout her life. She inspired us with her reverence of nature; she taught us the importance of fitness and health and made us laugh over many cups of tea. We loved her unique brand of Dutch “gezelligheid” which she maintained in the warm family home where we were always welcomed with her unique enthusiasm and lots of goodies. She was immensely proud of us and always showered us with praise, which could get kind of embarrassing in front of our friends! Our Oma was lovingly cared for by our parents Juliette (John McCorquodale) and Roderick (Vicki Elliott) as well as the wonderful caregivers in the Kinsmen Assisted Living Centre, Delta Hospice and at Westshore Laylum where she lived her last few months. Family was Oma’s constellation, and she was our little, unforgettable, shining star. A Celebration of her life will be held in the New Year. Andrew, Alex and Anneke McCorquodale, Gerad and Ayla van Agteren.

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PREADY, Warren David Frampton August 10, 1929 - December 1, 2012. After a long courageous battle with cancer, Warren passed away at Peace Arch Hospital with his loving and devoted wife, Joanne by his side. Son of Percival and Amy Pready, Warren is survived by Joanne, his sisters, Yvonne Yole (Matt) and Gwendolyn Whidden, son, Douglas Pready (Sharon), daughters Denise Fuchko (Tom) and Tanis Forbes, his grandchildren, Kyle, Trevor, Kevin, Keri, Dennis and Shayla and his many friends, nieces and nephews. Warren lived his life to the fullest keeping active as a shriner clown, a national coach for blind sports, lawn bowling and curling. He will also be missed by his neighbours and their canine families and those involved in magic. Warren’s working days were spent traveling, selling and installing cleaning products for Lever Brothers. The family wishes to express a special thank-you to the Palliative Care Team and the members of the Hospice. A Celebration of Life and balloon ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 8th at 11:00 am at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28 Avenue, South Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested a donation can be given to Peace Arch Hospice. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

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November 11, 1938 - November 27, 2012

Anne died at Delta Hospital at the age of 74 after a long struggle with COPD. She was predeceased by her husband, Charlie Rector and by her sister, Eleanor Ross of Toronto. She is survived by her cousin, Sheila Moore and Sheila’s son, Chris Moore of Victoria and by her cousin, Noreen McKenzie of Drumheller, Alberta. Anne enjoyed a successful career in the Judges’ Library of the Vancouver Courthouse until her retirement. She and her husband Charlie were avid travelers in their beloved province of BC. Anne had a great love of mysteries and was well served by Cecilia at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Special thanks to loyal friends, Susan, Denise and Kathy. Very special thanks to Dr. Henderson and Dr. Balakumar and the staff at Delta Hospital for their kindness and care. There will be no service by request. Anne’s ashes will be interred with her husband’s at Boundary Bay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of George Alexander Kent, Deceased, who died on June 24th, 2012, are hereby required to send them to Dawn Elizabeth Wittenerg, the Executor of the Estate of George Alexander Kent, c/o Severide Law, Barristers & Solicitors, #201-5027 47A Avenue, Delta, BC V4K 1T9, before January 2, 2013, 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. By: David Severide Barrister and Solicitor, Severide Law. #201-5027 47A Avenue. Delta, BC V4K 1T9. 604-940-8182


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MOVING SALE - 2 oversized chairs,$200/ea beige, D/R ste w/5 captains chairs, beige silk, seats 10. $3000. 7’ oak & glass wall display unit $500, pine single sleigh bed w/matt & box $250, 7 drwr dresser & mirror $200. white 5’ baby grand piano, Schaeffer & Sons. $5000. Call 604-943-2778

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GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see id5576

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NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546

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AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 id5618

5BDRM/3BTH HOUSE Steveston, Richmond Ideally near Westwind & Homer elementary & McMath High schools. Dbl. glzd, lrg deck, hard -wood, reno’d bathroom & kitchen $787,000. 604-762-6921

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Houses - Sale


Ladner/ South Delta

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see id5599


Langley/ Aldergrove

EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see id5456



211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see id5607

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see id5640

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see id5603

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see id5533

New Westminster

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see id5561 528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912


W.End/Down/ Yaletown

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see id5376



6020-22 WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see id5609

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see id5616

Houses - Sale

For Sale by Owner

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

6008-40 LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see id5578

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 $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see id5598

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see id5547

NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see id5571

NICE FAMILY HOME South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $679,800 Call 778-227-6253

PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see id5574

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see id5320

New Westminster



S. Surrey/ White Rock

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see id5552



HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see id5550

For Sale by Owner


1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367 IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226


Condos/ Townhouses


IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see id5565



WINDSOR WOODS 2 bdrm, 2 bath $315,000 Call 604-943-4851

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see id5512



Houses - Sale


Real Estate

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CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see id5400

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see id5511


UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see id5604

6020-26 OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see id4272


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REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see id5595

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North Vancouver

2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated Call Deanna 778-829-6993

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Houses - Sale


Port Moody

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see id5606



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Industrial/ Commercial

December 5, 2012 The Delta Optimist


Okanagen/ Interior


Out Of Town Property


Recreation Property


Recreation Property



GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see id5592


Out Of Town Property

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see id5537


Real Estate Investment

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see id5491

Surrey GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see id5608

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see id5568

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see id5597

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see id5563

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see id5551

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see id5509


Lots & Acreage

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592

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

ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785 GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: id5506

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304 INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see id5613

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see id5591

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see id4513

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see id3186

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see id5536

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see id5610

CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663

HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “friendliest country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592


QUIET Clean 2br 3rd flr ste, Tsaw. nr amens, park like setting, carpets, Now Ref’s req, $975. 778-316-3401


CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: id5559

QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite $739,000 778-688-3621 see id5615

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see id5556

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see id5350 CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see id5564

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see id5628


FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811


CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

6020-38 FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see id5577

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see id5582

Vancouver East Side

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000

Peninsula Property Management


HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see id5611

Mobile Homes

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see id5315

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612

Need a New Place? GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see id5631

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

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541

LADNER 2 BR apt in quiet family bldng, spac/clean, covered pkng, incls heat/hw incl’d ,cls to all amens, ns, np. A v now. $910. 604-940-2774



RESIDENTIAL RENTALS IN B.C. TSAW EXEC 3 bdrm crnr ste, fp, lndry, $1900 inc heat, prkng, no pet or bbq 604-943-6163 for appointment

CHOOSE YOUR NEW HOME FROM OUR LIST OF WELL MAINTAINED AND MANAGED SUITES! Del Rio and Lora Court 1 and 2 bedroom suites 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 bedroom suite 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 this suite please call 604-454-4469 Georgia Court and Harbourside Affordable 1 and 2 bedroom suites available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl., drapes and hot water. To view please call 604-868-9453

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

Other Areas BC


#304 – 1959 152nd Street White Rock, B.C. V4A 9E3


SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see id5566


CALL 604 946-1094



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

TSAWWASSEN SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515

To advertise call


RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

Shedding light on community issues


LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

Century Village Beautiful complex consisting of 6 bldgs with landscaped green areas. 2 bedroom suites include drapes, wall to wall carpets, balconies, elevators and wheelchair access. Tsaw. Manor includes heat. Close to beach, parks, rec centre and schools. To make an appt to view please call 604-948-9111 Shawnigan 2 bedroom suite 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 and Kerry Court 1 and 2 bedroom suites available in quiet buildings close to amenities. Rent includes heat and hot water. Building updates consist of putting greens, windows and patio doors. To view these suites please call 604-306-7877 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required


Houses - Rent

3 BR Rancher, Avail Dec 15 or Jan 1. Pebble Hill. 2 bth w/open concept Fresh paint, h/w floors, gas f/p, d/w, w/d. Huge patio & view. $1600 & % util. Call Rick 604-999-5373 4 BR, 3 full baths, Beachgrove, quiet CDS, well kept, 5 appl, 2700sf, n/s, no pets, $2000. Avail immed. Call 604-319-5964 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663


Office/Retail Rent

Space for Lease TSAWWASSEN

Office/Commercial space 786, 923 and 1,658 sq.ft. available.

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


Shared Accommodation


Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

LADNER OLD fashion farm house, 1 bdrm, furnished, share bath, $450/m, no drugs, 15 minutes to bus. 604-943-7022


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR glvl ste, brand new, nr schl, inste w/d, avail Now, $1000 incls utils, alrm, ns/np, 604-649-5728 2 BR newly updated, nr dyke & farmland, w/d, $950+utils, Ref’s req’d, avail Dec 1st 604-250-2275

3BDRM/1BTH 1400 SQ FT UPPER SUITE LADNER N/ S, N/P $1400 mo. + 50% UTIL. JAN 1. (604) 946-0280


Warehouse/ Commercial

600SF ground floor Office with warehouse. Tilbury Industrial Park, avail immed, $625/mth. Andy 604-943-3916


The Delta Optimist December 5, 2012


Auto Finance


Collectibles & Classics


Luxury Cars


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


Sports & Imports

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?



We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314


2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

9145 1993 PONTIAC Sunbird LE, only 93K kms, 2nd owner, 2.0L 4 cyl. auto, air, power dr locks, new starter, red ext/gray cloth int, comes with 2 sets of tires - winter & all season, winter tires currently installed $900. 604-980-7146

1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

2004 CHRYSLER Sebring, $3995. Stock# Y12061A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629


No Wheels, No Problem


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


2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

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


2006 CHEV Cobalt LS Coupe 78,000kms, 2.2 ltr, excellent cond low kms, $5800. 604-724-3354

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221


1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.


1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525

2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email:

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

1998 HONDA Civic SI black, loaded, sunroof, CD changer, 170k kms, aircared, lady driven. Must see. $4800. 604-591-7526 2005 GMC Sierra Stock# KK1373B $9995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2005 HONDA CR-V LX $14,888, 159K, EH07986 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2005 KIA Amante, $7995. Stock# Y11239B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2005 VW CABRIOLET automatic, immaculate, no accidents, 85500 km. $9,999 obo. 604-341-6543

1999 HYUNDAI Elantra, 4 door, maroon, 148K, aircared, runs well, $2000, 604-946-2462

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

1999 VOLVO, red sedan, leather, sunroof, auto, $4500. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055

2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 1999 VOLVO V70 OXC, AW drive auto, 5 DR Sedan, loaded, 160 kms, A/C, ht seats, air cared, new tires, $4900 obo. 604-818-9649

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513

2007 YAMAHA RI - Dark Red & Black - Double & Single seat cover - 12600 KM - Custom Front & Rear Lights - Twin Black Carbon Fibre Akrapovic Exhaust - Very fast and awesome, Mint Condition (Cloverdale) $7900 Call 604-788-0060

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

2005 SATURN Vue, $6995. Stock# V12275A. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

1992 MERECEDES 400E, black, 188 orig km, grey/leather int, auto, $4,900 obo. 604-574-4676

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

2004 NISSAN Maxima SE $13,888,91k, EH64446 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2004 MERCEDES ML500, 5 L V8 eng, auto, awd, grey/leather, 132,490k, $14,500 604-574-4676

1999 CHRYLSER Cirrus 4 Dr, auto, 91000 kms, sunroof, leather, loaded, aircared. 1 lady owner. $3300 obo. 604-575-2534

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087

Luxury Cars

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538 2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister



2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051

Sports & Imports

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495


1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

2004 BMW 530i, 92K, MS89364A, Auto, 6 speed $16,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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Apple Crisp Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa, well rinsed and draine d 2 cups cold water 2 tomatoes, chopp ed 2 sprigs Italian parsle y 1/4 English cucum ber, chopped 1/3 cup bell peppe rs, chopped 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt & peppe r hot pepper flakes or lavender (optio nal) Directions: In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, bring quino heat and boil gently a and water to a for 10 to 15 minut boil. Reduce es until the germ Cover and remov separates from the e from heat. Let stand seed. for 5 minutes. Let cool and fluff with a fork. In a large bowl, combi ne tomatoes, p parsle arsley, cooled quinoa. y, cucumber and bell peppers. Stir in Mix remaining ingred ients together for dressing and toss over salad to coat.

Apple Crisp

2013 Calendar

By Ashley Singh Recipe Challenge Runner up of Kin’s 2012 Ingredients:

Topping: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3/4 cup cold butter

Filling: cored/peeled 6 Granny smith apples, and thinly sliced 1 cup sugar 2 tbsp flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cloves

Ingredien ts: 2 zucchin i 2 yams 2 tomatoe s 1 can of chic kpeas 1/2 onion 4 cloves gar lic Juice from 1/2 a lem on 1 teaspoo n sesame oil Salt and pep per to tast e Olive oil

Quinoa Salad

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