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Man’s been missing for two weeks

Close but no ... flooding!

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A high tide coupled with a forecasted storm surge had those along the waterfront in South Delta bracing for the worst Monday morning. However, a change in wind direction and a reduced storm surge allowed the area to escape unscathed. See story on Page 4.

Delta police are still looking for help in locating a missing man. It has been two weeks since Dong Lee, 75, went missing from his home in the 1200-block of Pacific Drive in Tsawwassen. He was last seen at home between 9 p.m. and midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 5. His family became worried when he was not in the house the next morning Dong Lee and his wife’s car, a 2007 green Volkswagen Beetle, was gone from the driveway. Delta police launched a public plea for help in finding Lee but so far there’s been no trace of him. Police are concerned for his well being given his history of diabetes and heart trouble. Lee is described as an Asian male, 5’6” tall and weighing 133 pounds. Anyone who has seen Lee is asked to call 911.

Funding is finally dredged up

After much lobbying and silt build up, $10 million committed to dredging secondary channels of Fraser River BY

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After years of lobbying various levels of government, Ladner’s sediment problem could soon be a thing of the past. On Monday morning, a $10million program to dredge the secondary channels of the Fraser River in Ladner and Steveston was announced. It is a col-

laboration between Port Metro Vancouver, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Corporation of Delta and the City of Richmond. The program also includes funds for maintenance dredging for the next 10 years. Happy to see more than four years of work bearing fruit, Ladner Sediment Group chair

John Roscoe was on hand for Monday’s announcement. “All we’re waiting for now is to see those dredgers out digging up mud,” Roscoe said. “We have yet to see any of the fine line details of what dollars are to be allocated to where... There is yet lots of work to do before we actually see a dredge See DREDGING page 3

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Southlands plan takes next step Council directs staff to prepare preliminary approval report for Century Group’s contentious proposal BY

Chamber in favour

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The application process to develop the Southlands in Tsawwassen with a mix of housing and farms will continue for the next several months at least. On Monday, Delta council gave the go-ahead for planning staff to write a report on giving the application first and second reading. Council was originally to have received that report in mid-January, but that’s been pushed back until midFebruary to early March. Before that happens, another public meeting will be held by Delta to present more information on the proposal. If council grants preliminary approval early next year to move the proposal to the next phase, civic politicians would decide whether to send it to a public hearing or on to Metro Vancouver for comment. Saying they are not trying to prolong the application, CAO George Harvie explained details are still needed, including such issues as flood proofing and how the “Delta communitybased farm district” would function, to present to the public and eventually to council to consider. Noting planning staff would continue to work with the applicant, deputy director of community planning Marcy Sangret updated council on how much correspondence the municipality has received on the application. She noted that, so far, there have been 1,076 pieces from residents opposed, not including those who signed petitions.

see large tracts used for more conventional farming. The development continues to face fierce opposition from some quarters, including Southlands the Facts. The group last week said it filed a complaint with the provincial ombudsperson, accusing council of “unethical conduct and actions.” That complaint stems from the group saying it was accused of publishing false information concerning the municipality’s legal right to pass bylaws preventing greenhouses or other forms of industrial farming on the Southlands. “In looking at the correspondence received by staff and council over the past few months, well over 80 per cent of the letters are in opposition to this development. It is once again clear that this devel-

opment does not have the support of the community and thus council should not proceed with the proposal,” stated spokesperson Dana Maslovat last week. Unlike the highly controversial TDL housing application for the property in the late 1980s, which drew overwhelmingly negative opposition, the proposal by the Century Group has its supporters. The majority of speakers at the public hearing last year on Delta’s ALR proposal spoke in opposition, saying the previous proposal by Hodgins, which was handed back to him without consideration, wasn’t given a fair chance. Most of those at Monday’s meeting were clearly opposed to the current application, many leaving disappointed the process would continue.

lion from the port authority — on the condition Ottawa and the province also come to the table. “Together, Port Metro Vancouver along with municipal, provincial and federal funding partners, is making an investment that supports port communities and tenants, helps to protect existing business activity, and creates an opportunity for new investment in Steveston and Ladner,” said president and CEO Robin Silvester. The province is contributing $3 million and the City of Richmond has also committed up to $2 million. “Local residents and business owners have told us that silt buildup on the

Fraser is a problem for them,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Mary Polak. “We have listened and responded by developing a collaborative dredging plan.” The dredging work is expected to begin next July. “I’m really happy to see that the province and feds have stepped up to the plate because it wouldn’t have happened without them,” said Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington, who championed the cause and worked with the Ladner Sediment Group to bring attention to the growing need for dredging. “This announcement is wonderful news to residents and businesses in Ladner,

and I commend all levels of government for their commitment,” she said. “I will continue to work to make sure all users benefit from dredging, including commercial users, small craft harbours and float homes.” Concerned residents established the Ladner Sediment Group in 2008 to bring attention to the issue with all levels of government. “We owe a special debt of gratitude to the Ladner Sediment Group,” Huntington said following Monday’s announcement. “I am pleased to participate in their successful efforts calling on the port and others to prevent our secondary channels from becoming a

swamp.” Roscoe was thankful to many, including Port Metro Vancouver staff, Delta, Huntington, MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay and local groups like the Delta Chamber of Commerce and Ladner Business Association. “She [Huntington] has worked tirelessly in this initiative with, and alongside the Ladner Sediment Group and by speaking to the desperate need for provinical government funding in the [legislature] and constantly meeting with provincial officials both in Victoria and on the river, for them to see the problems with their own eyes,” said sediment group member Ross Rettie.

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Delta CAO George Harvie (right) and other senior staff members spoke to the Southlands proposal in front of a packed council chamber Monday night. A total of 248 letters were in favour, while 74 had just general comments. Wondering how long the process would continue, Coun. Bruce McDonald said, “Ultimately this thing has to come to an end one way or another.” Council agreed to have staff continue to work with the Century Group to get all the answers, although Coun. Sylvia Bishop pointed out that would be done despite the overwhelming opposition expressed in the correspondence. It’s been a long road for Century Group president Sean Hodgins to even make it to this juncture. He presented his initial development vision for the Southlands in 2006. Last year, a public hearing was held on Delta’s proposal to apply to have the 215-hectare (536-acre)

DREDGING from page 1 working in our channels but I am confident that will happen soon.” The silt buildup in the secondary channels of the Fraser River has been an issue in Ladner for many years. Dredging used to be handled by the federal government, however, the secondary channels have not been cleared in over a decade. During low tide there is sometimes only a few feet of water covering the bottom of the river and on many occasions boats trying to move in or out of Ladner Harbour, or any of the other local channels,

property placed back in the Agricultural Land Reserve, but that hearing was halted after the community’s deep division was apparent. A closed-door summit at municipal hall was then held, where Hodgins, who had earlier pitched a larger development, was given the green light to come forward with a scaled down proposal. The one now before council includes 950 housing units on 20 per cent of the property with the Century Group handing over the remaining 80 per cent to Delta. Following the design principles of new urbanism and agricultural urbanism, Hodgins hopes much of the land deeded to Delta is used for what he describes as community-based farming. On Monday, it was noted Hodgins is also willing to

The Southlands development proposed by the Century Group would be good for business, provide needed housing and offer open space and natural habitat for community use, according to the Delta Chamber of Commerce, which recently surveyed its members. A majority of the 104 chamber members responding to the survey, conducted between Nov. 30 and Dec. 11, indicated support for these features of the proposal. The survey found a 65 per cent positive response to the statements of potential benefit of the project, a 23 per cent negative response and a 12 per cent neutral response. The survey was distributed to businesses, organizations and individuals among the chamber’s 400 members. The chamber board sent a letter to Delta council speaking up for the business and economic development features offered by the proposed Southlands project. “After listening to our members through the survey, our board of directors presents the chamber’s support of the business and economic development features of Southlands, but appreciates that there are other key factors which Delta council must consider in reaching its decision,” said board vice chair Orv Nickel.

have got stuck in the silt for several hours. Float homes also risk going aground unevenly, which can cause damage to the structures and pose a safety risk to those inside. “Dredging these local channels, and the provision of funding for ongoing maintenance dredging, ensures that we can continue to generate economic benefits for our community,” said Delta Mayor Lois Jackson. Both Delta and Port Metro Vancouver had already committed money for dredging — $2 million from Delta and $2.75 mil-


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Sandbags were placed at beach access points in Beach Grove over the weekend in an effort to prevent potential flooding.

Waterfront areas escape as flood threat passes BY

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After several warnings over the weekend, South Delta escaped flooding Monday morning. With some stormy weather in the forecast, the Corporation of Delta issued an alert on Saturday as strong winds and a

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ways were lock-blocked and sandbagged as a precaution. However, due to a change in wind direction and a reduced storm surge, most of the area escaped flooding. A few areas along Ladner Harbour experienced minor flooding, but municipal staff quickly addressed that situation.

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Grandmother outraged Ottawa kills bill Ruth Worthington has spent years trying to get generic AIDS drugs shipped to developing countries in Africa JESSICA KERR

At least one local grandmother, as well as grandmothers across the country, was outraged and disappointed recently when a bill designed to send life-saving generic drugs to developing countries was defeated in the House of Commons. “It was a tragedy, not just for the people of the developing world but also for the people of Canada,” said Ruth Worthington, a South Delta woman who has spent years working to help bring AIDS drugs to sub-Saharan Africa. On Nov. 28, Bill C-398 was defeated in Ottawa after years of intensive advocacy by South Fraser Gogos and 240 Gogo groups across Canada, as well as the Gran Advocacy Network, a separate group. The bill was on its second go-round in Ottawa. A similar piece of legislation, Bill C-393, was stopped in its tracks, along with several other pieces of parliamentary business, after last year’s election call. The private member’s bill began with a 32,000signature petition asking that Canada’s Access to Medicines Regime made into law in 2004 be amended to make it easier for generic drug companies to manufacture and export anti-retroviral medicines to HIV and AIDS patients in sub-Saharan Africa. It would have allowed developing countries to purchase generic drugs produced in Canada at an affordable price to fight not only AIDS but tuberculosis and malaria as well. The petition was presented in March 2009 in the House of Commons by MPs from all four parties. Local grandmothers collected more than 1,000 signatures for the petition from right here in South Delta. Worthington said she is disappointed because of the misinformation quoted by many MPs that voted against the bill. She said many claimed the bill would violate the country’s trade obligations, something that has been refuted by international trade experts. MPs opposing the bill also claimed it would hurt the country’s big pharmaceutical companies, but, Worthington said, many major drug companies announced they would not object to the bill, subject to some minor caveats. She said some MPs

questioned the quality of the medicine that would be shipped overseas. Worthington argues that under the Food and Drug Act, Health Canada must

review any drugs being exported. “When all else failed, the Tories flexed their majority and defeated the bill,” she said, adding that seven

give up. She said the organization will take some time to regroup before starting again. “As long as the grandmothers in sub-Saharan

Conservative MPs did vote in favour of the legislation. While the battle has been lost, Worthington said she and the Gran Advocacy Network are not going to

Africa face incredible obstacles to raising the vulnerable children of the continent, we will be there to advocate for legislation that will help.”

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MURPHY’S LAW It’s a nice idea, but good luck enforcing it. In the wake of the civic precinct having been overrun by cute and cuddly bunnies, local politicians approved a bylaw last week that makes it a ticketable offence to abandon an animal in Delta. The legislation makes sense to have on the books, but I think we’ll be waiting a while before that first offender is fined. I can’t say for sure, but my guess is the people that abandon animals do so under the cover of darkness, likely far from the view of a municipal bylaw enforcement officer. They’re not apt to walk to the middle of a busy park and announce their intentions, so the chance of catching them in the act is about as likely as an amicable resolution to the Southlands situation. I’m sure civic types know that too, so the legislation is as much about awareness and deterrence as anything else. Mind you, if they’re really looking to scare someone straight on this issue, what about kicking the punishment up a notch and treating any culprits we can get our hands on like an abandoned rabbit? In other words, we sterilize and relocate them. I know, Delta’s legal department just might have something to say about that idea. *** It takes a veteran politician to create a spin like that one. Coun. Scott Hamilton, who is mulling over the idea of running for the Liberals in Delta North in next spring’s provincial election, has been a solid member of Delta council for the last decade and would undoubtedly make a good MLA. However, I had to chuckle when I read his comments with regards to a possible civic by-election. You see, Coun. Sylvia Bishop has already been acclaimed as the NDP candidate in Delta North, so if Hamilton runs for the Liberals, there’s a mighty good chance there will be a vacancy on council following the provincial election. Hamilton maintains there’s going to be a by-election one way or another so he might as well join the race, somehow implying he has no control over things. It’s an attempt to put all the blame for a by-election on his potential opponent, but I’m not so sure the argument passes the logic test. If Bishop wins, there’s a by-election; if Bishop loses to a Liberal, there’s no byelection, unless, of course, that Liberal happens to be Hamilton. From where I’m sitting, that means they’d both be exposing Delta taxpayers to the possibility of a costly by-election.

Donating a toy is more than just giving child a present BRAD SHERWIN

COMMUNITY COMMENT Every year around Christmas, we hear the call for non-perishable food items and new, unwrapped toys. Like so many families, we’ll contribute a few cans, a couple of boxes of Kraft Dinner and a package of pasta in a box at school or at the store. We’ll shop for a toy my kids would like and drop it off for another child to enjoy Christmas morning. Off it goes somewhere, and we get a warm feeling that we’ve done a good deed. I didn’t understand the real impact of these donations until last week. I spent a day at Deltassist’s Toy Depot helping out. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I’m not sure I was prepared for what I experienced. Walking into the East Delta Hall was a bit overwhelming. There were hundreds of toys, books,

stuffed animals, clothes, sports equipment, electronics and other gifts. Everything was categorized by age groups for boys and girls, from infant to 16. Some gifts were simple, some more extravagant, but all something that would be a welcome surprise under the tree. Each toy is more than a gift; it’s a connection to a child that would otherwise spend Christmas morning knowing they were different from other kids. It can’t be easy to admit you need help, to open up your life and show your struggles. To qualify, you have to register, be a resident of Delta and show proof of low income. But everyone who arrives at the Toy Depot is treated with respect and dignity, not pity. Many who come in are overwhelmed, standing in the entryway after the doors open with tears in their eyes at the sight before them. I’ve always wondered where the gifts we drop off end up, if our donation results in a smile on a child’s face. I now know it does more than that. Much more. For one day, Christmas Day, these parents can feel like the rest of us. For a few hours they can put their struggles behind them, knowing

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their children can meet up with their friends and show off what they got from Santa, just like the other kids. As they walk through the hall carrying their bag of gifts, I can tell how grateful they are for this service. You can see it in their eyes as they look over the table to find the right gift, a smile coming across their face as they find it. You can hear it in their voice as they thank volunteers for helping them. I think the most touching moment for me was when one mother found a gift for her son and said, “Oh, that’s what he had on his list!” If you donated something to the Toy Depot, know that small act has made a big difference, not only to a child, but to their parents as well. If you haven’t and you’d like to, it’s not too late. So this Christmas morning while I’m watching my kids open their presents, I’ll be thinking of the kids who’ll open gifts they might not have received, and their parents who would be explaining why Santa passed them by, if not for the generosity of so many. And a Merry Christmas to you all.

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December 19, 2012 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

SDSS volleyball victory turns out to be the best medicine

Editor: Being an avid local sports fan, I followed the South Delta Secondary senior girls volleyball team this season through the Optimist and my son, who attends SDSS. Due to illness, I had not felt up to attending any of the games throughout the season. When the provincial tournament approached, I commented to my wife that I wanted to go see the girls play. The week of the tourney, I was feeling quite glum and down in the dumps. My wife convinced me to get off the couch and go out to Poco to take in the tourney. Boy, am I glad I did. I was blown away by the

quality of play and the incredible talent demonstrated by all teams. I was most impressed by the SDSS girls and their togetherness. From the start, I knew I was watching something special. While the semi-finals and finals were both contests to remember, the grit and determination shown by our Sun Devil girls in the finals was something else. From a girl playing basically on one leg with a sprained ankle to the team captain who, while down 4-1 in the final set, made the play/dig of the tourney (TSN turning point), these girls were not going to be denied. With 90 per cent of the

sold-out gym cheering for their opponents, their victory was one for the ages. I could go on and on about how incredible a night that was, just ask my spouse. After returning home that night, my wife mentioned she hadn’t seen me so upbeat in a long time. I believe I said to her, “That was just the medicine I needed.” An overwhelming thank you to you girls and your coaches. I am so proud of you all. You have no idea how happy you made this old bag of bones feel. That was a moment not only you and your parents will never forget, but one I, too, will remember forever. Darren Garbutt

Improving flow through the tunnel isn’t a priority Editor: Re: Short-term fix available before new crossing becomes reality, Community Comment, Dec. 7 Once again Doug Husband is right on the money when he states it’s all about dollars and cents.

However, far too many of us have cited this exact quasi-remedy to provide another northbound lane at the Steveston Highway exit. It’s not a priority for government, so it’s still not done. With housing construc-

tion at Steveston Highway and No. 5 Road, the situation is only going to get worse. Maybe, just maybe, the new kid on the block, Mary Polak, can shake her magic Liberal wand. D.J. Bruchet

Do your part to clean ocean

Editor: A bottle with a message from Pi didn’t turn up on my walk on the beach today. I will continue to search for it. What did turn up were lots of flotsam from the sea. Mostly plastic but also a Birkenstock sandal and part of an automobile bumper. Same kind of stuff Pi came across when he and Richard Parker were adrift on the Pacific. Turns out there is a humungous patch of plastic floating around out in the north Pacific, killing sea life and messing up the aquatic food chain, so I gathered up a small bag full off the beach. It took five minutes. Turns out if I did that every day for a year, I would pick up 365 square feet of plastic flotsam; 119 years later, I would have rid the planet of an acre of pollutants. Next time on the beach, pick up a small bag of washed up, nonhazardous floaters. Most of it can go in the recycle bin. Lee Eward

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Municipal employees raise a record amount

Corporation of Delta staff members boost United Way’s coffers by almost $70,000 through their 2012 campaign

The Corporation of Delta’s employees raised a record breaking $69,182 for the United Way of the Lower Mainland in 2012, an increase of more than $9,000 from the previous year. “I am continually overwhelmed by the generosity of Delta staff,” said Mayor Lois Jackson. “Every year Delta’s United Way Committee coordinates a phenomenal workplace

campaign, and every year more and more staff donate to this worthy cause.” The United Way Committee set a new direction for the 2012 campaign: Instead of focusing on a dollar amount, the committee focused on a participation goal with the end result being a 50 per cent increase in participation via payroll deductions from the previous year. Proceeds raised from the

“It is because of the generosity of volunteers and donors such as those at the Corporation of Delta that we are able to make a measurable difference in the lives of the most vulnerable in the Lower Mainland.” Jennifer Marshall United Way

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on an incredibly successful campaign.” United Way has recognized the Corporation of Delta’s contribution by nominating Delta for the Community Champion Award and the Greatest Spirit Award. Winners of both awards will be announced in March 2013. This is the seventh consecutive year Delta has exceeded its fundraising goal.

Rec. pass program expanding

Delta’s Recreation Pass Program is expanding for 2013. It will now include a free 10-admission pass for Grade 7 students along with an increase from 10 free admissions to a full one-year complimentary recreation pass for Grade 6 students. “This program has put Delta at the forefront of encouraging youth to be physically active in our community,” said Mayor Lois Jackson. “By increasing access to our Recreation Pass Program, we are helping these students adopt an active lifestyle at an early age and become lifelong users of Delta’s recreation facilities.” Earlier this year, Delta council voted to expand the

Recreation Pass Program, which Delta has offered for the past seven years as a free one-year admission pass to Grade 5 students and 10 free admissions to Grade 6 students. The program includes free access to drop-in skating, swim and gym programs at all municipal facilities. With the one-year pass, Grade 5 and 6 students are permitted to bring along a person over the age of 13 for free. Students may obtain the one-year Grade 6 pass and 10 free admissions pass for Grade 7 students at any Delta recreation facility after Jan. 1. To obtain the pass, students must present proof of birth date and Delta residence.

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Christmas Bird Count in need of volunteers

Annual Ladner count, which tied Victoria for the most species spotted in country last year, set for Sunday BY

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The Ladner Christmas Bird Count needs volunteers to take part in this weekend’s annual tradition. Having begun in Ladner in the mid-1950s, the local count usually finishes at or near the top in the country when it comes to the number of bird species spotted. Birders from Ladner, Tsawwassen and south Richmond will take part in the count this Sunday. It’s part of a larger tally, involving many communities over a two-week period, by Bird Studies Canada, a non-profit conservation organization. The counts are tabulated in a large-scale western hemisphere count organized by the Audubon Society. The Christmas Bird Count began over a century ago and now has more than 2,000 individual counts, with hundreds of them in Canada. The count is named for its central point and often includes other communities, such as south Richmond, which is in the Ladner count. The Ladner count also includes Point Roberts, making it one of the few that crosses the international border. Co-ordinator Jude Grass said last year the Ladner count tied with Victoria for top spot in Canada by recording 140 species. She said weather always plays a role in how many types of birds are spotted. “If it’s cold and sunny, at

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seemed to be one of our biggest sellers,” he said. Most of the gift cards sold for their exact value, he noted. The auction, held by the Rotary Club of Ladner, took place on Saturday and was aired live on Delta Cable from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We had a great group of volunteers come out,” said Norris. The 22nd annual auction, which featured 250

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Wallick brings a ‘can do’ attitude

Reach Child and Youth will be located next to the Development Charitable Ladner Pioneer Library, Foundation has announced will make programs and the appointment of Barbara services more accessible Wallick as chair for 2012/ and provide greater space 2013. to serve more children and Wallick has served on youth with special needs. the Reach Foundation board It will also have an as a director since 2010 expanded community events and replaces Irene Forcier, room, a club meeting space foundation chair in 2010 for the Kinsmen and space and 2011. for other organizations in “We are very fortunate the community supporting to have Barb children and assume the youth with role of chair special needs. of the Reach Wallick, Foundation,” who resides said Rob in Langley VanSpronssen, with her president of the family, is board of Reach a financial Child and Youth planner and Development certified life Barbara Wallick Society. coach. Her “Barb brings contributions local connections and a in the community include ‘can do’ attitude along with volunteering with the Delta knowledge of, and comChamber of Commerce mitment to, the goals of golf tournament comthe Reach Society. We are mittee, Heart and Stroke indebted to Irene Forcier, Foundation and Ladner May the outgoing foundation Days parade as well as supchair, for her hard work and porting causes such as B.C. dedication over the last two Children’s Hospital and years. Irene has been a driv- United Way. ing force in our new build“I am excited to act ing project and we wish her as chair for Reach Child well.” and Youth Development Reach Charitable Charitable Foundation,” Foundation was created in said Wallick. “We are work2010 to raise funds for the ing hard in our fundraising construction of a communi- efforts, and I look forward ty-based child development to the day we can all look centre for Reach Child and back as a community with Youth Development Society. pride at our success.” The $4 million “Building Wallick is joined on the for Children Together” proj- board by Jack Davidson, ect is a partnership between Tom Siba, Valerie Bartlett Reach, the Kinsmen Club and Janette Guerreiro. of Ladner Tsawwassen and To learn more about the Corporation of Delta, the Building for Children which has provided land Together capital campaign, valued in excess of $1 milvisit reachdevelopment.org/ lion. campaign or call 604-946The new centre, which 6622 ext. 385.

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London Drugs * Safeway * Mark’s Work Warehouse The Source by Circuit City Dollar Joy Rembrant’s Cottage Fancy This Gift Boutique Spencer Gallery & Framing Shoe Warehouse Black Bond Books Treasure Isle Toys The Urban Rack

Ricky’s All Day Grill Fat Burger Maguro Sushi Subway Freshslice Pizza Starbucks Coffee Superior Fish Market Cobs Bread Kin’s Farm Market

T H E L O N D O N D R U G S & S A F E WAY M A L L 5200 BLOCK LADNER TRUNK ROAD, D E LT A

Royal Bank Westland Insurance Trenant Park Dental Clinic Trenant Park Pet Clinic Ichiban Fine Cleaning Tip to Toe Nails & Esthetics Great Clips for Hair

Marlin Travel

Daily Half Price Sales and Great Savings for your Holiday & Decorating Needs! Gi Certif ft i Avail cates able

Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop Main Shop: 4816 Delta St., Ladner • 604.946.1455 Hours: Monday 1-4:30pm, Tues thru Sat 10am-3pm

www.deltahospitalauxiliary.org


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T I M A E DR LOVE IT T I E V A H

2012

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

>>Shirts

<<DRESS

Great selection of Bugatchi shirts from $155 John Michael Menswear

Michael Kors sequined wrap dress in black C’est Moi

>>Whole Body Vibration Also known as the Jiggle Machine. $29.99 a month 10 minute session per day or $20.00 a month with a tanning package Hawaiian Beach

>>Bird House

Adorable Wooden Bird Cottage – what every Backyard Bird desires. $44.95 Wild Bird Centre

<<Fishing Scale

<<

50lb digital fishing scale us/metric conversion, back light feature, shealth with belt strap. Suitable for weighing luggage. Sale Price $35.98 Stillwater Sports

Spa Treatment

Couples Spa Together Package 2.5 hours of romantic relaxation available at Atlantis Day Spa

STILLWATER SPORTS

4849 Delta Street, Ladner • 604-946-9933

c’est moi

Some Christmas Gift Ideas $ from C’est Moi $

$

MICHAEL KORS gloves $125

c’est moi

Eternity Scarves, JACKSON ROWE, starting at $55 GUESS Party Dresses, starting at $108

$

MICHAEL KORS Party Dresses starting at $145

DYRBERG/KERN Jewellery starting at $65

c’est moi

FOR MORE SAVINGS CHECK OUT OUR SALE FLYER @ STILLWATERSPORTS.CA

c’est moi

Gift Cards any denomination Complimentary gift wrapping with purchase

c’est moi

c’est moi

1214 56TH STREET TSAWWASSEN 604.943.3332 c’est moi c’est moi

$

c’est moi

2798 230g $ 3298 290g $

c’est moi

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Great for hunters, hikers, fishermen, back packers.

c’est moi

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Christmas Sales Event

c’est moi

A Night Out>>

Get your tickets to our 25th Anniversary Gala “Building for the Future”. Shell Busey is MC and Silent Auction host. Colin Sprake, entrepreneur, to speak. Tickets include a tax receipt for part of the ticket price. Tickets limited. Hurry to purchase instore or online. Burns Bog Conservation Society


A16 The Delta Optimist December 19, 2012

Heels Company

South Delta

“Shoe Love is True Love”

Christmas comes early

30%-50% OFF large selection of stock

Gift Certificates Available

• Open Christmas Eve 11-4 • Closed Boxing Day & New Years Day • Open New Years Eve 11-4 • Reopen Jan. 5 to regular hours

#104-4841 Delta St. Ladner

2012

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE <<Beauty

Lothantique Provence France Rich spirit and history with natural ingredients combined to make this elite fragrance line The Blue Door Interiors

Like Us On

In the ❤ of Ladner Village 604.200.3069 • southdeltaheels@gmail.com

<<

(Corner of Bridge & Delta St.)

Bracelet

Stainless steel bracelet. Silvertone with carbon design, engraveable. Lawlor Goldsmith

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

BIO SCULPTURE NAILS

Strengthen and promotes growth, while leaving your nail’s strong but flexible with a glossy finish FULL SET IN FRENCH OR COLOR $ 50

LASH EXTENSIONS

Semi permanent, painless and quick. Perfect lashes day in and day out FULL SET $65 HALF SET $40

FULL SET CLEAR 40

$

EYEBROW AND FACIAL THREADING HAIR SERVICES

1513 56th Street, Tsawwassen

604.943.2511

Now carrying EVO haircare line.

Call to inquire about all hair and esthetic services

<<Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stocking from French Cajan Lousianna. Handmade with love and care from natural fabrics The Blue Door Interiors

The Blue Door Interiors

Wonderful gifts for wonderful you and yours. Sfrom pecial items hand picked around the world. !

Gifts that inspire, Gifts to be admired !

 -  

C     December 18 - 24

• Over 17,000 students since 1994!

Enter A World of Possibilties

R H Tuesday - Friday 10 - 6pm • Saturday: 10 - 5:30 • Sun/Mon Closed E C H Friday evenings: Open until 8 • Sunday December 23: 11 - 5 Monday, December 24: 10 - early afternoon

W    D   J 

5094 48th Avenue, Ladner Village 604.940.0779 | TheBlueDoorInteriors.com


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2012

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE >> Unique Gifts

www.riverhousegroup.com

Walk ins welcome - Reservations recommended

604-946-7545

GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Dazzle your senses... Enjoy the finest, freshly prepared food in Delta. Many gluten free menu items - sensational seafood, 10 or 12 oz. AAA New York stripes steaks - hand made burgers. Sat & sun Slow Roasted Prime Rib dinner with Yorkshire pudding. Sunday Brunch 11-2pm featuring Smoked Salmon eggs benedict, Crab & Shrimp eggs benedict, waffles and more.

>>

Hot Stone Sugar Massage

Boutique Blanche

Boutique Blanche

Boutique Blanche

at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn

Two stores for her Christmas Wishes...

Free Gift Wrapping

Boutique Blanche

Fur Scarves, Jewelry, Gloves, Leather Jackets, Uggs Boots

boutique

in the lobby of the Coast Tsawwassen Inn 56th Street | 604-943-8088

Gift s rt e C ificate

Boutique Blanche

Boutique Blanche

Joseph Ribkoff printed tunic with grommet detail enhancing the boat neck and bell sleeve. South Coast Casuals is proud to be South Delta’s destination for Ribkoff merchandise.

Wishing you a Happy & Safe Holiday Season

Boutique Blanche

<< Tunic

Looking for a unique spa gift? This one is a Spa Time favorite that will leave your skin fresh from head to toe! Smooth heated stones are dipped in brown sugar and massaged over the entire body, followed by a full body hot stone finishing massage, leaving skin smooth and muscles relaxed. 75min/$115 Spa Time

Boutique Blanche

We are not just about shoes ... check out our gift items & gift certificates. South Delta Heels Company

Boutique Blanche

Boutique Blanche

The Staff at Hawaiian Beach wish you a Merry Christmas DiscountedIncludes Package Pricing lotion Expires December 31, 2012

COME HELP US CELEBRATE THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF OUR RED LIGHT THERAPY BED • Infared Sauna • Mystic Tanning Spray • Vibration Machine • Red Light Therapy • Gift Certificates Available • Discount Gift Bags Look Good and Feel Great. Call and make an appointment for a Mystic Spray Tan Today! 2008

2009

Awards

Awards

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-8 Sat. 9-6 • Sun. 10-6

4814 Haviland, Ladner Village

604-946-1611 www.deltatan.com


A18 The Delta Optimist December 19, 2012

Sparkle 2012 CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Watch It

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<<Sweaters

Beautiful sweaters, scarves, purses ... great gift ideas. Delta Hospital Gift Shop run by volunteers with all profits to support our hospital

>>Pyjamas

P.J. Savage Pyjamas quality, flannel, novelty prints - great for lounging and sleeping. Great selection to be found at South Coast Casuals in Ladner Village

4817 F Delta Street • 604.946.1057 Right next to Ladner Village Hardware the big Yellow Building.

THE

CELTIC

TREASURE CHEST BRITISH IMPORTS #14, 7550 RIVER ROAD “four lights east of Deas Isle Tunnel”

DELTA, B.C (604) 940-5366

CLOSED: SUN, MON. & STAT. HOLIDAYS

www.britisheuropeanimports.ca

DUNBAR STORE

OPEN: (7) Seven days 5639 Dunbar Street, Vancouver 604-261-3688

Marks & Spencer Christmas Cakes & Puddings, Cadbury selection boxes, Walker’s shortbread & toffee selection boxes, Thornton toffees, Border shortbreads & biscuit, Royal Wedding & Diamond Jubilee souvenirs, Soccer & Country mugs, cups, tea towels, beanies, pins, flags, banners, scarfs & souvenirs, and other stocking stuffers

Christmas Morning

Ulster Irish Fry-up or a Full English Breakfast Black & White Pudding, British Style Bacons & Sausages, Heinz Beanz, Potato Scones, Scotch Bread

<<Dance Lessons

Give your sweetheart dance lessons together for Christmas and sweep her right off her feet Grand Ballroom

<<

HOURS: TUES. - SAT. 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Fill your Christmas Stocking

Waffle Maker

Lots of great gift ideas under $20 including this Belgian Waffle maker. For perfect waffles every time, just $19.99 Home Hardware Building Centre.

Spray Tanning...

Just in time for Christmas Parties! • hypo-allergenic • paraben free • instant results • mild fragrance • natural color & ingredients • dermatologist recommended full body $50 • legs & arms $30

Treat Yourself

❄❄

Pre-pay for 4 laser treatments; hair reduction, rejuvenation, acne treatment, skin tightening and 5th one is free. Treatments by light and heat energy LHE . Smooth and hair free skin that lasts. • Safe • Effective • Gentle Gift Certificates ®

available

4893 Delta Street (Harbourside Plaza)

Skin Care and Electrolysis Laser Clinic for all your aesthetic needs.

604.781.4693 or 778.434.3008 www.anjuskincare.ca email: anjusspa@gmail.com

Spa Time Samplers are BACK!! 30 minute Spa Treatments Express Yourself Facial…$48 Reflexology…$45 Express Manicure...21 Hot Stone Massage…$48 Express Pedicure…$31


December 19, 2012 The Delta Optimist A19

Boutique Blanche Intimates

Fine Lingerie and Ladies Casual Wear

Her store for Christmas • Beautiful Robes • Bedhead Pajamas • P.J. Salvage • Hanky Panky • Bra & Panty Sets

Gift Certificates • Free Gift Wrapping

Boutique Blanche Intimates at Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall on 12th Ave.

604-943-8306

Boutique Blanche Intimates

<<

Christmas Decorations

All Christmas decorations 30% off! Home Hardware Building Centre.

Variety of Gift Bags>>

Boutique Blanche Intimates

Boutique Blanche Intimates

<<Lingerie

Luxurious silk and lace chemise from Mary Green of San Francisco. Available in a variety of colours, $137.00 from Boutique Blanche Intimates.

Boutique Blanche Intimates

Boutique Blanche Intimates

Boutique Blanche Intimates

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

T DREAM I LOVE IT HAVE IT

Boutique Blanche Intimates

Boutique Blanche Intimates

2012

Boutique Blanche Intimates

Boutique Blanche Intimates

JOHN MICHAEL

menswear

Outstanding Selection of

Gift Certificates for tanning, Infrared Sauna, Spray Tanning, Vibration Machine and Red Light Therapy Machine Hawaiian Beach

Tommy Bahama Bugatchi

<<Skin Care Bonus

Dermalogica kits available containing 2 complimentary products. Available at Atlantis Day Spa

Give a gift that gives twice!

Visit our office. Choose your favourite gift today.

4 - 7953 120 Street Delta B.C. V4C 6P6 604-572-0373 (Open Tues-Sat) info@burnsbog.org

Dogwood

gift shop

FOR THAT SPORTS PERSON IN YOUR LIFE

Sports Themed Tree Decorations. Experience the large selection Of Christmas Gifts at Delta Hospital Gift Shop, located in the lobby!

Monday - Friday 9-6; Saturday & Sunday 10-4

Operated by volunteers. All profits go directly to the hospital.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Michael Kors

Robert Graham

John Varvartos Jeans by Heritage 34

UNDER THE BIG GLASS ROOF IN TSAWWASSEN SHOPPING CENTRE (Next to Spa Time) 604-943-6354

PERFECT

THE GIFT CARD... Regular $105 *Special $85

Regular $253 *Special $210

Eucalyptus Steam Room Full Body Exfoliation 30 Min Massage

Eucalyptus Steam Room Hydrating & Toning Facial Extreme Manicure Extreme Pedicure

Regular $140 *Special $115 30 min massage Refresher Facial Hand Scrub with Paraffin Treatment Foot scrub with Paraffin Treatment HOLIDAY HOURS

Saturday December Sunday December Monday December Tuesday December Wednesday December

Receive A Rebate Towards Your Next Retail Purchase Purchase $75, Receive $10 Purchase $100, Receive $15 Purchase $125, Receive $20 Purchase $150, Receive $25

22nd 9 AM – 5 PM 23rd 9 AM – 5 PM 24th 9 AM – 3 PM 25th Closed 26th Closed

PURCHASE OF HOLIDAY SPECIALS AS A GIFT CARD AVAILABLE UNTIL DECEMBER 31ST 2012. HOLIDAY GIFT CARDS REDEEMABLE DEC 1, 2012-MARCH 31,2013 AT SPECIAL VALUE. GIFT CARDS WILL BE REDEEMABLE AT DOLLAR VALUE AFTER THAT DATE. MAY NOT BE COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER SPECIAL OFFERS

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#3 1835 56th Street Tsawwassen, B.C. 604.948.0458 AtlantisDaySpa.com


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'*")!0&1! (*$##)%+ ❆ Bank of Montreal

❆ Benjamin Moore Paints

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

<<Au Courant Instant Sunless Tanning Products

designed to create the most natural looking tan instantly Anju’s Skin Care & Electrolysis Clinic

>>

)% 0*$, /1.%-"

2012 Nike Runners

Men's and Women's Nike Frees: the "it" shoe of the year. Specifically designed to allow your feet to move more naturally and freely. Available in a variety of colors. $129.99 The RunInn

>>stocking stuffers under $10.00

❆ Bosley’s Pet Foods

For friends, relatives & co-workers that miss home - a new line of Soccer & Country gifts, souvenirs and boxed biscuits cakes & chocolates. Stocking stuffers for everyone on your List. Celtic Treasure Chest

❆ Budget Foods ❆ Café de Gourmet ❆ Evolution’s Hair ❆ Eyevision Optical ❆ Expedia CruiseShip Centers ❆ Expert Hearing ❆ Grapes 4 U ❆ Harbour Barber ❆ Harold Karro, Accountant ❆ Liberty Tax ❆ Lordco Parts ❆ L & V Nails ❆ Pharmasave ❆ Sara’s Ice Cream ❆ South Delta Paint & Design ❆ Speed’s Liquor Store ❆ Snap Fitness ❆ Sure Copy ❆ Videoland

Ladner Harbour Centre

T DREAM I LOVE IT HAVE IT

<<Dining

Delta’s best kept secret looks forward to serving you soon. Dine in the warm, inviting restaurant or cozy pub. All meals are prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients. Gift Certificates available. The River House Restaurant & Pub

A Gift for All Seasons Visit the Wild Bird Center of Delta for all your holiday gifts!

Featuring:

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Christmas Shopping Hours: Open ‘til 7pm Monday-Friday, 6pm Saturday & Sunday

STAY DRY THIS

WINTER

Wind and rain are no match for the Nike Vapor Running Jacket. This lightweight jacket is designed for comfort and breathability while keeping you dry and visible. This jacket features an adjustable hood that is easy to roll down and store when not needed. Available for both men and women.

www.facebook.com/theruninn

1212B 56th St., Tsawwassen • 604-943-4661

www.twitter.com/theruninnstores


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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

<<Ultimate Sweats

Peace • Love • World... the Ultimate in "Sweats" from the "I am Collection" by Alina Villisante/Miami - Premium quality that's super soft, super cute & cozy! Set $235 EnvyMe in the Coast Tsawwassen Inn

>> Firelogs

<<Sweater

Beautiful 100% wool sweater by Robert Graham. John Michael Menswear

Enjoy the warmth and beauty of a “Crackling” brighter burning Pine Mountain Firelog Box of 6 (SKU5515187). On Sale $18.97 Home Hardware Building Centre

Great Gift Ideas r e H d n a m i H for

<<

Eyelash Extensions

Plus tons of Stocking

Full, beautiful, voluminous eyelashes, from the minute you wake up til the minute you go to bed Locks & Lashes

Libbey Diamond Swirl Glasses

>>Red Light Therapy Booth

12 16oz. glasses Reg $17.99

3 month special includes $100 worth of lotion Hawaiian Beach

SKU #4257830

Stuffers too!

50

% OFF

Now $897

Purchase our

$25 Home Hardware Gift Card and we’ll give you a $5 voucher FREE

T S I L T GIF

NEW HELMET SENSOR

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Silicone Turkey Lifter with silicone brush & ties Dishwasher Safe Reg. $19.99

Sale $1297

SKU #4110860

EXTENDED DECEMBER HOLIDAY HOURS Tues

24

9-4

IMPACT ALERT Sensor

The sensor alerts the parents/coaches that the participants helmet/head has sustained a significant impact and that the helmet has been damaged to the point that it should be replaced. The sensor ties an event (impact) to symptoms of a head injury that can be witnessed hours or even days after the event.

Wed

25

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26

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20

9:30 - 8

27

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21

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22

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29

9:30 - 5:30 9:30 - 5:30 9:30 - 5:30

5028 48th Avenue, Ladner Village 604-946-8590

Expires December 29, 2012

1140-56th St. Tsawwassen

604-943-0141


A22 The Delta Optimist December 19, 2012 In the Community

Destiny team brings hope

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dwillis@delta-optimist.com

Pastor Darcy Dubé and a small team from Destiny Centre in Tsawwassen recently returned from Usulatan, El Salvador. The seven-member team from the local church had a 40-foot container shipped to the Central American country filled with supplies for local residents. It included approximately 12,000 articles of new and used clothing, shoes, wheelchairs, sewing machines, toys and blankets, Dubé said. Usulatan is a very impoverished area, Dubé said, noting the average wage for a labourer is $1 an hour or $2 an hour for journeymen. “But if you want to buy deodorant or shampoo it’s the same cost as here,” he said. Kingdom Harvest

The Corporation of Delta 4500 ClarenceTaylor Crescent Delta BC V4K 3E2 (604) 946-4141 delta.ca

Ministries International, his church’s international ministry, is in the midst of a five-year plan in Usulatan. This year marked their third Christmas with a Purpose trip there. Dubé said the group works with local government, police and ministries and also supports families affected by gangs and the drug trade.

On this trip they brought 150 soccer balls along with uniforms and soccer cleats for kids from “gang families.” • Dubé noted Kingdom Harvest Ministries International will be handing out food, winter coats and shoes Saturday in North Delta. Families in need can register to pick up a family pack at info@khmi.org.

RESIDENTIAL OVERHEAD GARAGE DOORS & OPENERS

We are selling our 3280 belt drive model for the Christmas Season at the special price of $385.00 plus tax installed which includes removal and disposal of an old unit,1- remote control,digital entry. This price is for 7’ high doors.An extra remote will be given to anyone who mentions this ad .Offer will be good while quantities last.

604.940.8918

• INSTALLATIONS • SALES • SERVICE • REPAIRS

www.accessgaragedoors.ca • info@accessgaragedoors.ca #135-7391 Vantage Way, Delta • Serving South Delta Since 1994

Bring this ad in and receive 25 Loyalty Points

Pre Xmas SALE 30-50% Boxing Day Sale and Beyond 50-70% off with1 day specials!! Bailey 44 Iris Mexx Michael Stars Esprit James Perse Velvet T’s Sandwich David Kahn

SUBMITTED PHOTO

Pastor Darcy Dube and a small team from Destiny Centre in Tsawwassen were in El Salvador for their third Christmas with a Purpose trip.

Fluxus Part Two Desigual Sanctuary J Brand Hudson Michael Kors Joe’s Jeans and more...

The Ski & Board Tunning Shak “Where being Sharp Counts” FULL SERVICE WINTERSTIEGER

Stone and Belt Grind for a Complete Texture Base e Edg x a rd W oice $

with NEW ARRIVALS all the time it's always worth the trip!

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$

15 $ 30


December 19, 2012 The Delta Optimist A23

Pancakes with Santa Delta breakfast draws crowd in Tsawwassen Saturday

PHOTOS BY

More photos at www.delta-optimist.com

Avoid The Stress And Enjoy Your Christmas Shopping LOCALLY! CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING Do your shopping locally and take them to be wrapped while you enjoy a stroll through town or a festive seasonal egg nog at one of the local coffee shops!

DECEMBER 19-23 from 10AM-6PM DECEMBER 24 from 11AM-3PM

GORD GOBLE

The Corporation of Delta’s annual Breakfast with Santa took place last Saturday morning at the South Delta Recreation Centre in Tsawwassen. Youngsters enjoyed pancakes cooked by the TOOBs, crafts, face painting and had an opportunity to sit on Santa’s knee.

OPEN HOUSE t n e v E

DECEMBER 22 ~ 10AM - 2PM ◗ 20% OFF all retail stock hats, gloves, socks and others ◗ Gift certificates available for holiday giving ◗ Custom made Gift baskets any size, any value Refreshments

will be served

Wrapping area is located in the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall and is by donation to the Canadian Cancer Society

Tsawwassen has over 240 businesses offering a variety of products and services. For a complete list of businesses visit:

www.shoptsawwassen.com

604.946.1839 I 6000 Admiral Blvd, Delta I www.covelinks.com


A24 The Delta Optimist December 19, 2012

SPEND $100, EARN

With coupon and a minimum VALID DEC. 21 TO DEC. 27, 2012 $100 Safeway grocery Limit one Bonus Offer per transaction. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Purchase must be made in a single transaction. purchase earn 100 BONUS ® with any other discount offer AIR MILES® coupons cannot be combined reward miles or AIR MILES® coupon offer including Customer Appreciation Day &

® ®TM

SPEND $200, EARN

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With coupon and a minimum VALID DEC. 21 TO DEC. 27, 2012 $200 Safeway grocery Limit one Bonus Offer per transaction. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Purchase must be made in a single transaction. purchase earn 300 BONUS AIR MILES® coupons cannot be combined with any other discount offer reward miles or AIR MILES® coupon offer including Customer Appreciation Day &

® ®TM

Fresh Blueberries

Product of Chile. No. 1 Grade. 170 g. HOUSEHOLD LIMIT TWO.

2

$

for

5

Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc.

99

Senior’s Day. Not valid at Safeway Liquor Stores. Coupon excludes prescriptions, diabetes merchandise, insulin pumps, insulin pump supplies, blood pressure monitors, tobacco, transit passes, gift cards, enviro levies, bottle deposits and sales tax. Other exclusions apply. Please see Customer Service for complete list of exclusions. Cashiers: Scan the coupon only once to activate the Bonus Offer. Do not scan more than once.

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December 19, 2012 The Delta Optimist A25 Coming Events Clubs & Groups #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. #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 until Dec. 21. #On Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at Tsawwassen Library, Go Green Delta book and Film group presents a Canadian film The Clean Bin Project. A Vancouver couple, Jen and Grant, try to live consumer and waste free for a whole year. This award-winning documentary looks at larger issues of garbage in North America, featuring interviews, and it is done with optimism, humour and inspiration. Suitable for all ages and all welcome.

#The successful ParentChild Mother Goose program shares traditional rhymes, songs and stories as tools to strengthen the bond between both parent and child, newborn to 15 months. Fridays at 12:30 p.m., Jan. 11 - March 15 at Ladner Early Childhood Development Hub, 2055000 Bridge St. Call the Ladner Pioneer Library at 604-946-6215 to register. Also, Fridays at 10 a.m., Jan. 11 - March 15 at Tsawwassen Library, 1321A - 56 St. Call 604943-2271 to register. #Canadian Mental Health Association Delta offers a Depression/Bi-Polar Support Group for individuals with depression/bi-polar or experiencing symptoms on the second and fourth Monday of every month: 7 to 9 p.m. The group will recommence on Monday, Jan. 14. #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 m.crowther@hotmail.com.

#Walking Group for the Bereaved - Drop-in group Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Centre for 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

NoticeofIntention to Closea Portion ofHighway and Disposeofthe Closed Highway (Pursuant to Secxons 40 and 94 of the Community Charter) TAKE NOTICE that the Council of The Corporaxon of Delta (“Delta”) has given first, second and third readings to a bylaw cited as “Delta Road Closure and CancellaZon Bylaw (5097 47A Avenue) No. 7146, 2012”, and intends to finally consider and adopt this bylaw at a future regular Council meexng. The intent of this bylaw is to stop up and close to traffic and cancel the dedicaxon as road of a 5.3 m² porxon of 47A Avenue marked as Parcel “A” and outlined in bold on the map below. Following final consideraxon and adopxon of Bylaw 7146, Parcel “A” will cease forever to be a public highway and xtle shall be vested in Delta. FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT, following final consideraxon and adopxon of Bylaw 7146, Delta intends to transfer all its interest in Parcel “A” to Siu Har Lowe, the owner of the adjacent land. In return, Delta will receive a dedicaxon of 5.3 m² of the adjacent lot for road purposes. Copies of the relevant documents and plans may be inspected at the Municipal Hall at 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, B.C. Any inquiries should be made to Lisa van den Dolder, Lands Solicitor, (604) 946-3234, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. If you feel that you may be affected by Bylaw 7146, you may write to the aaenxon of the Lands Solicitor at the above address. Please note that only comments received by 4:30 pm on January 4, 2013 will be considered. Reference file LAN-12-856. The Corporation of Delta 4500 ClarenceTaylor Crescent Delta BC V4K 3E2 (604) 946-4141 delta.ca

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: www.bcguidedog.com or email Linda.Thornton@ bcguidedog.com. #Special Olympics B.C. Delta programs need some assistant coaches! Spring: Track and Field, Soccer, Softball and Golf. Special event and admin volunteers are needed too! Check our new website at www. sobcdelta.org for more info and contact e-mails. 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. #A New Year’s Eve Buffet and Dance at KinVillage Community Centre, 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen, will be held Dec. 31. It costs $48 for members and $55 for non-members. Call 604943-2255. #Cruising into 2013 on the SS McKee New Year’s Eve Gala on Monday, Dec. 31. Members: $30. Guests: $35. Happy hour & photos w/ship’s captain: 5 - 6 p.m. (Bring your camera!) Buffet by Velma: 6 - 7 p.m. Dance to Sincerely Yours from 7 to 10 p.m. Arts #The Spirit Bear Quest, running until Dec. 31, is 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 driv-

ing 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. #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. #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 www.deltaartscouncil.ca/page/artshots. The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).


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Sometimes inspiration to change the world comes from a shaggy-haired sixth grader. Several Southpointe Angels braved the shears last Friday morning to raise money and donate hair to Angel Hair for Kids, a program that makes wigs for Canadian kids going through chemotherapy. Nic Cheetham was the main event at Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen as he sat on stage and had his 12 inches of strawberry blond hair pulled back in a ponytail and snipped off for donation before having his scalp buzzed. “I’m going to be able to shower faster,” joked Nic afterwards. “I won’t even have to wash my hair now.” Nic has been growing his hair out for the past two years and had locks past his shoulders before he decided it was long enough to donate. In early December he started collecting donations and pledges while organizing the morning at Southpointe Academy when he would have his hair cut off on stage to the cheers of his classmates. When the day finally arrived Nic gave a short speech in the theatre about how a friend’s grandfather

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Hairdresser Brittany Imoo shaved Nic Cheetham and several of his friends last week at Southpointe Academy in Tsawwassen. that had recently passed away from cancer inspired him to donate to cancer patients and how he was really proud of everyone that had donated or helped out. Hairdresser Brittany Imoo donated her time to help trim or shave the kids that signed up. Nic inspired five of his male friends to also shave their heads, while one girl cut off eight inches of her hair. A few of the kids that signed up last minute did not have any pledges so a

parent agreed to donate $25 for each kid that participated. Collectively, the friends raised $1,475 with more donations still coming in. This is not the first time Nic has shaved his head for a charitable cause. In 2008, after growing his hair out for a year, he donated it to Wigs for Kids. He’s bald again and proud of what he has accomplished. “I really feel good about my friends doing this,” he said while running his hand

over his head. “I’m inspiring my friends and they’ll inspire their friends and they’ll inspire their friends and it’ll keep going. We’ll keep inspiring people and if everyone donates, we might just be able to find a cure [for cancer].” When Imoo finished buzzing Nic’s head, he officially started growing his hair out to donate for a third time. This time he plans to take more time to collect pledges and will grow it out for two years.

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The latest chapter of Glenn Gawdin’s promising hockey career couldn’t be more convenient but there is definitely some big changes on the horizon. After developing into a bluechip prospect with Seafair Minor Hockey’s rep program, the 15-year-old is now playing for the Greater Vancouver Canadians and his timing couldn’t have been better. The B.C. Major Midget Hockey club struck a deal with the City of Richmond to play all its home games and train out of the Olympic Oval. The hockey developments close to home have meant Gawdin being able to continue on at McRoberts secondary school for his Grade 10 year. However, it might be his last West Coast winter for a while. The talented forward, was taken fifth overall in last spring’s Western Hockey League Bantam Draft by the Swift Current Broncos. He made his way to the Saskatchewan city in August to attend training camp for what was just his second visit to the prairie province. “I was once in Saskatoon a couple of summers ago (for a hockey camp) and it was bit of a cultural shock then,” Gawdin laughed. “I actually thought the town would be smaller than it was so that was a positive thing and the camp was really well done. I learned a lot from it. “I know I’m going to miss being at home with my friends but I’m also excited to leave too. It’s just something I know I have

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Glenn Gawdin is enjoying an impressive rookie campaign in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League as he gets ready for his major junior career in Swift Current. to do.” For now, it’s about elevating his game as a rookie in the the BCMMHL where he is lining up regularly against the top 15-to-17year-olds in the province. After a slow start, Gawdin has had a major role in the Canadians being among the hottest teams in the league. He has 26 points in 20 games, including eight goals as Greater Vancouver enters the

Christmas break in fifth place with a 12-8-2 record. “It’s a big difference from Bantam to Major Midget,” he said. “The higher you get in hockey, the faster the game is going to get. You are also going up against older guys who are bigger and stronger. “Swift Current have told me just to play my game. I actually think there is probably more pres-

sure on you once you have been drafted. Hopefully I will be there next year.” He got a taste of the WHL two weeks ago when the Broncos called him up for a couple of games during their West Coast swing. He played at Kamloops then got to suit up among family and friends when Swift Current played the Vancouver Giants at the

Pacific Coliseum on Dec. 7. What helped accelerate his WHL debut was a strong showing at last month’s U16 Western Challenge in Calgary where he helped B.C. win gold for the first time in the four province event. B.C. capped an unbeaten run with a dominating 9-3 victory over two-time defending champion Team Alberta. Gawdin had a goal and two assists.

Carswell & Kanerva playing for junior national team in U.S. series medal finish at the Pan American Junior Championships in September which secured a berth in next year’s World Junior Cup. Kanerva is one of five players from that team who will also be wearing Canadian colours in California. He is joined by Taylor Curran, Gordon Johnston, Brenden Bissett, Tristan Burgoyne. Carswell played for his country for

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THIELE, John (Jack)

Passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 14, 2012 at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Delta, BC. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Alice, sons Jim, John (Sym) and Joe, daughter Carol (Doug), and grandchildren Chelsea, Carly, Sean, Maddie, Nicole and Max. There will be a Celebration of his life on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the Monterra Club House, 6505 3rd Avenue, Tsawwassen, BC, between 1:00pm and 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the BC Kidney Foundation or the BC Cancer Society would be appreciated. A special thank you to all the staff at the Irene Thomas Hospice for all their tender loving care.

Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

WARTNOW, Mary

With gratitude for her life of love and service, we announce the death of Mary Wartnow (nee Ferguson) on December 13, 2012. Mary was born on October 30, 1924 on a homestead near Peace River, Alberta. She was one of six children born to Alex and Margaret Ferguson and enjoyed community events, playing the piano, and her life on the farm. At 17, Mary went out to teach in several rural Alberta schools, eventually teaching in Calgary where her mother and sister were living. In 1955, she left to teach at Four-Wing, the Canadian Air Force base in Baden-Soellingen in Germany where she met her husband Floyd. While living in Germany, they enjoyed travelling throughout Europe. Their first son, Ross, was born there in 1960. Mary and Floyd returned to Canada, where their second son, Barry, was born in Quesnel, British Columbia. After moving to Tsawwassen in 1967, Mary became an active volunteer with her church, Meals on Wheels, the Cub Scouts, Deltassist, and the P.E.O. sisterhood, receiving the Governor General’s Caring Canadian award in 1997. She also worked with refugees, provided hospitality to a wide circle of family and friends, and was a devoted grandmother to Vanessa and Hannah. Mary always maintained a beautiful flower garden, and also enjoyed baking and travelling. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Floyd, her son Ross (Andrea), her granddaughters Vanessa and Hannah, and many friends and extended family. She was predeceased by her son, Barry, in 2001. A Celebration of her life will be held at Tsawwassen United Church, 693 53rd Street, Tsawwassen, BC, on Thursday, December 20, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to First United Church in Vancouver, at 320 Hastings Street, to support inner-city ministry.

Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

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Education

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General Employment

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Office Personnel

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Supply company is currently seeking an administrative professional to join our team as Administrative Assistant. $17/hr. Interested applicants should email resume and cover letter to starkmaradm@gmail.com

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Social Services

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca caregiving@plea.bc.ca

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Trades/Technical

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Cats

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Dogs

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Dogs

BLUE GOTTI pits ready to go. 2 males. $400. 604-819-3347 or 604-793-4390 leave message

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Dogs

BLUE NOSE PIT BULLS (2) 10 wks, vet checked. Ready to go. $650. S. Sry. 778-838-7455

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5060 2 FEMALE P/BRED European, German Shepherd puppies, CKC+shots Classic colors/lrg parents. $1000 & up. 604-538-4883

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GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups vet check, shots dewormed, family raised $650. 604-997-0024

AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999

MINI-GOLDENDOODLE PUPS, up to 25lbs, no shed, family raised, $1500, Call 604-864-7203

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

HAVANESE X YORKIE 10 weeks. Colors: black/white, brown/white/black. 6 males. Born Oct 14. First Shot, Dewormed $600. 604-582-9911 TOY SHNOODLES, little teddybears, full of love & devotion, Vet ✔ & shots. Looking for forever homes. 778-549-4037

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Pet Services

MIN-PINS 2 males, ready for Christmas. Tails, dewclaws, $750 to approved homes. 604-791-9224

MARKETPLACE 2035

Burial Plots

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459

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Audio/Video/ Computers

OLYMPUS C-770 Ultra zoom with 2 new batteries & 4 memory cards $250. Pentax ME Super, w/ 3 lenses 1: 28mm 1: 50mm, 1: 28-105mm zoom lens & flash, $200, 778-836-2930

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For Sale Miscellaneous

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For Sale Miscellaneous

Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477 SCOOTER, 4 wheel Shop Rider, like new, spotless condition, new batteries, extras $995. 604-943-7034 STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Metaphysical

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Tools & Equipment

GOLD PROSPECTORS sluice box with a pump with all attachments $1500, Bobby 778-836-2930 604-946-5509

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Musical Instruments

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Abbotsford

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5070 AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999

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Financial Services

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REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

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Burnaby

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Ladner/ South Delta

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

New Westminster

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6008-28 NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

6008-06

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320 STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

Chilliwack

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

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

6008-30

Surrey

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

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

6008-08

Coquitlam

$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

Richmond

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

6008-14

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

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

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

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

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

HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see uSELLaHOME.com id5555

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2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236

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

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REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

Houses - Sale

6020-08

Coquitlam

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

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

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Ladner/ South Delta

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6020-02

Abbotsford

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

6020-14

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

6020-06

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 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

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Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Chilliwack

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

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

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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

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

6020-22

New Westminster

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

6020-24

North Delta

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

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

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

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $565,000 Hot Price! Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

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For Sale by Owner

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

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Farms/Ranches Sale

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on Campbell Valley Park trails. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

6015

Houses - Sale

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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6020

6020-01

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

6008-42

“I wish I was homeward bound”.

For Sale by Owner

Surrey

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

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

6015

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

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

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

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

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REAL ESTATE 6020

Houses - Sale

6020-26

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 www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993

6020-30

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

6025

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Industrial/ Commercial

Okanagan/ Interior

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

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

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

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

Surrey

Out Of Town Property

6050

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

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

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

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/ LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

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

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

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

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

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

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

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

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

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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

6065

Recreation Property

6020-38 CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

6020-52

Other Areas BC

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

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

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

Houses - Rent

TSAW Pacific Dr, immac, excecutive 2650sf, 4 BR, hw flrs, granit counters, flr to ceiling windows, dbl garage, 7 appls, mnt Baker/ Boundary Bay views, ns/np, $2650/mo, avail Now, 604-943-4966, 604-789-5625

6565

Office/Retail Rent

Space for Lease

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS IN B.C.

TSAWWASSEN/LADNER Office/Commerical spaces 786, 1,658 sq. ft. available. also 1,080 sq. ft. available at Harbourside Plaza in Ladner.

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

Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203 www.centurygroup.ca

PHONE:

604.536.0220

TSAW, FURN 1 bdrm, in Windor Woods, facing Lagoon, refs, $1300 inc util 1-519-761-3642

6540

Houses - Rent

3 BED/2BATH, upper level of house, Dennison, Tsaw, spacious, quiet, gorgeous, 2600sf, 5appl, gas f/p, own deck, $1550 + 60% utils, Avail now, Rick 604-788-3991 Older 3 BR rancher, cntrl Ladner, month to month, $1100/mo + utils, avail Now, 604-946-0553

Updating, Convenient Area..$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663

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

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

www.ReadySetOwn.ca

TSAW 5 BR, 3bath, 3200sf, English Bluff area, $2150/mo, nr park, Now, 604-216-7368 TSAW. 6BDR/3BTH large furnished family executive home, pool table room, avail. immediately for Christmas. Small pets okay. $4000/mo. 604 250-5295

TSAW On the Beach, 3 BR, 3000sf, dbl garage, $3000/mo, avail Now, 604-216-7368

6508

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-25

Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

1 BDRM in a shared house $450 month Available NOW 778-882-1581

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, 1 bath, Ladner, 1 yr old, radiant heat, $700 incls utils & internet. Avail now 778-228-1258 3 BED/2BATH, upper level of house, Dennison, Tsaw, spacious, quiet, gorgeous, 2600sf, 5appl, gas f/p, own deck, $1550 + 60% utils, Avail now, Rick 604-788-3991 LADNER 1 BR grd lvl ste, brand new, ns/np, nr bus, NOW, $650 incls util, 778-960-1917 LADNER 3 BR upr, 2ba, 4appls, lrg deck/yrd,storage, $1400. inste w/d, Now, ns/np 778-865-7110 Ladner 4 BR upr ste, 2 f/baths, ns/np, avail Jan 1, inste w/d, d/w, $1600 incls utils, 778-855-7264

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Warehouse/ Commercial

1680 sq ft avail Feb 1st. $1530 mth + tax. #3 - 7191 Progress Way, Delta (Tilbury). Attention Bob Miller 604-940-9507 or milleroliver@dccnet.com 600SF ground floor Office with warehouse. Tilbury Industrial Park, avail immed, $625/mth. Andy 604-943-3916

Apt/Condos

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

LADNER

6035

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

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

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

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 alanweeks@comcast.net

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

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424 E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628

www.rentinfo.ca

6540

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

Vancouver East Side

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

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★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Tsawwas.

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

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

TSAW Furn 2 BR grd lvl, 2ba, 2 u/g prkg, Tsatsu Shores, $1650/mo, Now, 604-216-7368

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

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

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

Apt/Condos

#304 – 1959 152nd Street White Rock, B.C. V4A 9E3 90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

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 www.CanTico.ca

6508

Peninsula Property Management

Out Of Town Property

Port Moody

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

6050

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

Surrey

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

6020-34

6040

RENTALS

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

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

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

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 suites suite available availableinin one one of of our 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 Georgia Court and Harbourside Affordable 2 suite available the heart Ladner 1,bedroom 2 and 3 bedroom suites in available in of the heart Village. Rent includes appl., drapes anddrapes hot water. To of Ladner Village. Rent2 includes 2 appl., and hot view please call 604-868-9453 water. To view please call 604-868-9453

TSAWWASSEN 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 1 and 2 bedroom suites available with in-suite storage. Building is located on bus route and within walking distance of shopping centre. For more info please call 604-306-1499 Kelly 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 www.centuryrentals.ca


The Delta Optimist December 19, 2012

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November: $500 cash back. We fund your future, not your past. All credit situations accepted.

www.creditdrivers.ca 1.888.593.6095 & 9110 Collectibles Classics 1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397

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

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1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

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

9125 1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

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

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

1980 BUICK Riviera 1 owner, clean, no rust, good cond. 158K, $4500 obo, 604-940-9520

Collectibles & Classics

Luxury Cars

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

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094

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

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

2005 FORD Focus Z $7,888, 96K, EH135959 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

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

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2009 ACURA RDX Tech Pkg74K, $26,888, EH01133, auto/5 speed, fully loaded Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2010 DODGE Journey SE, fully equip’d, 100,000 hwy kms, black, perfect cond., snow tires & all weather tires. Well maintained, all records. No accidents. 1 owner. $12,000 firm. 604-530-9304

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

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Sports & Imports

2004 FORD F350, Diesel, pristine cond Stk# AB10252A. $15,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

1990 CORVETTE Black on black, Auto, 5.7 L, 118,000kms. Exc cond. $8,000. 604-574-3141

2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751

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

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Sports & Imports

2000 BMW 328i, Stk# V11993B, Black, low K’s, $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2001 TOYOTA Corolla, 86,400 km, Auto, A/C, New Tires, Battery. $5,750. 604-594-2992

Scrap Car Removal

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem

CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

#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: juliekemble@hotmail.com 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

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

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

THE SCRAPPER

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: jthomson0621@gmail.com

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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

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2005 GMC Sierra Stock# KK1373B $9995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Was $7800 now reduced to $5900 . 604-541-0018

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

1993 MERCEDES St Wgn, 7 seats, 160,000km, import, no accidents. $4995, 604-536-4293 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

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

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

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, Stk# K12555B, 5 spd, yellow, $4995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 1998 HONDA Civic SI black, loaded, sunroof, CD changer, 170k kms, aircared, lady driven. Must see. $4800. 604-591-7526

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

1999 HYUNDAI Elantra, 4 door, maroon, 148K, aircared, runs well, $2000, 604-946-2462 1999 VOLVO, red sedan, leather, sunroof, auto, $4500. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6500. Call 604-518-3166

2007 GMC Yukon Denali, $34,888 61K, 6 sp/auto, AWD, EH371775, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010

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

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

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

1992 BMW 325i Auto 87,000 km, one lady owner, exc cond, no accid. $6,800. 778-8298663

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

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376 1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

$160 Min. FOR COMPLETE

Luxury Cars

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

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

*DELTA SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL

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

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

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MIKE: 604-872-0109

Domestic

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

9129

1987 ROLLS ROYCE Silver Spirit, Blue, 1 owner, low miles, LIKE NEW, Asking $25,000. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055

9129

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

“We all live in a yellow submarine.” 3:@D -D7?9DA0

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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

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

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

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AUTOMOTIVE 9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

9515

December 19, 2012 The Delta Optimist A35

Boats

HOME SERVICES 8020

Blinds & Draperies

8130

Handyperson

8160

Lawn & Garden

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

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

2010 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961

9522 2005 KIA Amante, $7995. Stock# Y11239B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2006 SATURN Ion, $5995. Stock# K12438A, Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

RV’s/Trailers

2011 NISSAN Versa S $12,888, 38,750 km EH98482 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2012 MAZDA 5 GS $18,888, 33,166 km, EH32680 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014

9173

2005 40’ Vectra Cummings Diesel Pusher,Freightliner Evolution Chasis,air ride & independant front suspetion,tow package, 33610 mi.3 slides auto everything-awnings,levelling jacks,sunvisors,floor cover, retactable cord & hose etc. Air (Jake) brakes,King sleep # bed, Washer/Dryer, Lge slide out storage. Heated storage, $119,900, 778 835-3455.

2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

2005 SUNSEEKER 26ft, 149k kms, loaded, A/C, dbl glaze windows, new brakes & tires, Generator, winter pkg. $24,000. 604-888-1033 or 604-250-2396

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

8140

Heating

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

8160

Landscaping

Lawn & Garden

E VANSON LECTRIC

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

landscape construction

604-657-7957

www.evansonelectric.com

Gutters

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

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

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations

604-868-1373

www.citywidegutters.com

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486

2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

9515

Boats

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

8130

2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

HEDGE TRIMMING•TREE PRUNING GUTTERS • PRESSURE WASHING WINTER CLEANUP Local • WCB Cert. • Refs.

QUALITY SERVICE FROM THE GROUND UP

RYAN

604-218-4795

HANDYMAN SERVICES Electrical, Gutters, Fencing, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flooring Renovations, Sheds, Contracting & more Affordable, friendly, fast, reliable, local, guaranteed Call Paul 604-614-2250

Got Leaves? *Fall Clean Ups On Now* *Full Yard Renos* “1 CALL IS ALL”

Landscape PLUS

Maintenance & Contracting

WCB 604-943-0043 Local Resident 38 years

NEED A HAND?

• REPAIRS • RENOVATIONS • WOODWORKING • PAINTING Call Pierre

“Give us a Call!”

604-946-7308

Moving & Storage

Commercial

Personal

2009 OPEN Range 28ft 5th wheel 3 slides, k/island, winter pkg, hitch. $28,000. 604-591-3868

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45/hr, 24/7, 26 yrs 604-506-7576

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs “Call Me – We’re Neighbours!”

CASCADIA PAINTING

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

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

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

AL’S CERAMIC TILE

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

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

8250

Roofing

CALL YOUR BEST LOCAL ROOFERS No Job Too Small • No Job Too Big

Jordy 778.883.3294 Seaforth Roofing, Expert Leak, Diagnosis, Repairs & Re-Roofing, Gutters ★ 604-940-4885 ★

Renos/Home Maintenance

WCB & Liability Insured www.CascadiaPainting.com

604-943-4024 604-868-4140

PAINT RITE BY RICH Call me; We’re Neighbours! Richard 946-4889 / 604-649-4930

8220

Plumbing

8255

Rubbish Removal

LARRY’S CLEAN-UP

Over 25 years serving South Delta

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

604-649-9600 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

SERVICE RENOVATIONS HOT WATER TANKS DRAIN CLEANING Rick Wegner 604 809 6822 604 952 0975 precision1plumbing.com rick@precision1plumbing.com

STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009 www.studentworksdisposal.com

8309

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

8315 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

8225

Tiling

Tree Services

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

Power Washing

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

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255

Refer to the Home Services section for all your home improvement needs

TODAY'S PUZZLE ANSWERS

8185

-

8185

Moving & Storage

Seniors Discount

For AnythingYard Related!

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE 1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

30 Year Tsawwassen Resident

Power Washing

ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285

Need Space? We Have It! 2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW

778-866-9505

604 948 5296 homesteadservices.ca

www.landplus.ca

Handyperson

604-649-0502 (cell)

1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050

Call for a free estimate

Member: Better Business Bureau

Fully Insured/WCB

2007 TRAIL Lite Model TL8230, Light Weight. New cond. 1 owner. Extras. $16500 604 224 4927

Sunray

Lawn & Garden Fall Clean Up

Richard Ryan 604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Electrical

1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922

2007 TRAIL Lite Model TL8230, Light Weight. New cond. 1 owner. Extras. $16500 604 224 4927 2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe LTD, White, Stk# K13215A $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

8125

Hauling

RAY’S CLEANUP & GARDEN SERVICES ★Christmas Light installation ★Fall Cleanup ★Hedge Trimming ★Tree Pruning ★Landscaping ★Rubbish Removal Call Ray 604-760-8121

Delta PC Service & Consulting

8080

8135

8155

Lic. #26765 • South Delta based

Vans

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735

Computer Services

Call 778-882-4128

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com 2007 VOLVO XC 90, leather, loaded, Stk# BB3125A. $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

We Loan Our Own $$$$

2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548

Cleaning

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Reliable cleaning team. Bonded & Insured. Susan at 604-312-9445

8058

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

8055

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

★ D & E House Cleaning ★ Reas. Rates, Flex Hours, Seniors Disc. ★ 604-943-0836 TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

2' Faux Wood Blinds 40-50% Off Vertical & Roller Blinds Call for Free Est 778-865-1562

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

8225

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

2 locations: LADNER

POINT ROBERTS

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

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!


A36 The Delta Optimist December 19, 2012

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Fresh & Flavourful

Russet Potatoes

$2/

Twice Baked Mashed Potato Supreme

10 LB BAG

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all Kin’s locations

Valid December 19th to 23rd, 2012

Limit One Per Family - While Quantities Last - 5522

Scan the code for this and many other great recipes!

Prices effective: effective: December 19th to December 23rd, 2012 Sweet, Juicy & Seedless

Baby Sugar Mandarins

99¢/lb China Grown

Nutritious & Ready-to-Eat

Spring Mix (7oz) 2 BOXES

/$4

California Grown

Juicy, Flavourful & Seedless

Korean Mandarins

99¢/lb Korea Grown

Seasonal & Fresh

Yellow, Orange & Red Peppers

$1.69/lb Mexico Grown

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Premium, Fresh & Exotic

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$40

+ tax

Inquire In-store

Healthy & Nutritious

Broccoli Crowns

69¢/lb California Grown

Delta Optimist December 19 2012  

Delta Optimist December 19 2012

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