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2013 is shaping up to be a big year for a number of major projects in South Delta, including a new three-berth container facility at Deltaport and ongoing consultation surrounding the replacement of the George Massey Tunnel.

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ome landscape-altering projects are now in the works in Delta and 2013 promises to be a critical year for these undertakings. One, the South Fraser Perimeter Road, is scheduled to open, while the form or fate of others could be decided in the coming 12 months. Here’s a list, in no particular order, of some of those major stories that will eventually result in an impact on South Deltans: South Fraser Perimeter Road This isn’t a new story, as the SFPR has been a decade in the making, but by the end of this year the highway will be an everyday reality. The SFPR will be a 40-kilometre, fourlane route along the south side of the Fraser River, from Deltaport Way in South Delta to 176th Street (Highway 15) in Surrey. The first stretch of SFPR, now officially named Highway 17, opened last month in Surrey. The current Highway 17 in South Delta has been renamed Highway 17A. The second and final phase of SFPR, a stretch from 136th Street in Surrey to Deltaport Way, is to be finished by December. Municipal engineer director Steven Lan explained that trucks heading to Deltaport through the George Massey Tunnel will not turn off at Highway 17, but instead will be directed further along Highway 99 to a new SFPR interchange near 72nd Street. Other motorists heading to Tsawwassen can also

use the new route. Meanwhile, those coming out of Tsawwassen or from the ferry terminal will travel along the new highway to the interchange at Highway 99, where they can proceed on Highway 99 toward the tunnel. Those in Tsawwassen wanting to take the old Highway 17A and avoid the SFPR can do so via a single-lane off-ramp. Highway 17A will be designated as local road for Ladner-bound traffic, but the stretch of highway won’t be downloaded to Delta. Lan said that’s because it’s still a provincial highway that can expect lots of traffic thanks to Tsawwassen First Nation development. Tsawwassen First Nation By now, most Deltans are well aware of the major housing developments and shopping mall plans. Preliminary site work has already begun for the malls and the start of the next phase, involving bringing in fill, will commence this month. The First Nation notes it’s taking all possible steps to minimize traffic disruptions, but limited lane closures may be in effect on Highway 17A during off-peak hours. The TFN Economic Development Corporation is in partnership with Ivanhoe Cambridge and Property Development Group to develop almost 1.8 million square feet of shopping and office space on 72 hectares (180 acres) just off Highway 17A at 52nd Street. Ivanhoe Cambridge’s project would comprise 1.2 million square feet as a destination retail and entertainment centre. Called Tsawwassen Mills, it would follow the model of the huge CrossIron Mills

north of Calgary and Vaughan Mills north of Toronto. Property Development Group is planning to develop an outdoor retail mall comprising 550,000 square feet called Tsawwassen Commons. The shopping centres are to open by 2015. The TFN is in the planning stages of major road upgrades and alterations to deal with the traffic volume. In the coming 12 months the First Nation will also be moving forward with largescale housing and industrial developments while trying to reach some sort of agreement to increase sewer capacity to service all these projects. On another front, truckloads of garbage heading to TFN are still a real possibility as the First Nation is in the running to build a waste-to-energy facility. Metro Vancouver is examining options and could make a decision in 2013. T2 and the future of farmland A new three-berth container facility is inching closer to reality as Port Metro Vancouver’s proposed Terminal 2 would double container capacity at Roberts Bank. The port, which recently wrapped up its latest consultations on a preliminary T2 design, notes the project will be subject to a thorough and independent environmental assessment. Subject to environmental approvals, the project, which could be operational by 2024, would be made up of three major components: the marine terminal, road and rail infrastructure on the Roberts Bank causeway and upland road and rail infrastructure. Meanwhile, the port authority is still working on revising its land use plan and

expects completion this year. The possibility of vast tracts of the Agricultural Land Reserve being lost for port-related development was big news this year and may be just that in 2013. Pointing to the shortage of industrial land, Port Metro Vancouver CEO Robin Silvester told Delta council that taking farmland out of the ALR would be a last resort. Southlands The 215-hectare (536-acre) property in Tsawwassen is perhaps the most contentious piece of real estate in Delta’s history. This promises to be a pivotal year in the property’s history as the Century Group is proposing to build 950 housing units while deeding a large tract of land to Delta for community-based farming. It remains to be seen how that application, which faces fierce opposition, particularly from Boundary Bay residents, plays out this year as Delta council will consider giving it preliminary approval in the next couple of months. There’s no doubt a big crowd, with forces both pro and con, will be in attendance should the application receive first and second reading to make it to a public hearing. George Massey Tunnel Premier Christy Clark announced last September that consultations would begin to replace the aging crossing, long a source of frustration for local commuters. More consultations, including discussions on the type of crossing and where it would be located, will take place this year, although a replacement is still a decade away.

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Ladner Bird Count likely tops again Local birders identify 144 species (and counting), a total that could help area retain No. 1 spot in Canada BY


It looks like Ladner may once again finish tops in Canada in the annual Christmas Bird Count. Co-ordinator Jude Grass told the Optimist the preliminary number for this year’s Ladner count is 144 species, with another couple of species requiring verification. Last year, the Ladner count tied for top spot in Canada with Victoria, both recording 140 species. This year’s Victoria count stands at 139 species. “The weather was not bad on count day. I think most teams were very pleased with what they got,” said Grass. Birders from Ladner, Tsawwassen, and south Richmond took part in this year’s count, which took place on Sunday, Dec. 23. It was 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

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wing and ruddy turnstone, but some others still need verification. Of course, snowy owls already made news after making another rare appearance in South Delta. “We have a number of species on our species list that are in italics on our list. That means that the people who saw them know that they have to submit a report because they are not commonly seen. Most of our birders know what they’re looking for, but it’s sometimes difficult to know for sure,” Grass said. The Christmas Bird Count began in 1900 when Dr. Frank Chapman suggested an alternative to the holiday “side hunt,” in which teams competed to see which could shoot the most small game, including birds. Chapman proposed people count birds instead. There are now well over 2,000 counts, with more than 400 in Canada.

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large-scale western hemisphere count organized by the Audubon Society. The wide array of birds spotted in the Ladner count, which also encompassed Tsawwassen, Point Roberts and part of Richmond, included many types of waterfowl, such as geese, swans and ducks, as well as raptors, including eagles. Several types of owls were spotted, including barn owls, great horned owls, barred owls, long and short-eared owls, and northern saw-whets. Noticeably absent was the western screech owl, whose numbers appear to be in decline. Meanwhile, record numbers of hummingbirds, including the wintering Anna’s hummingbird, were spotted, while many woodpeckers were also seen. One birder specializes in looking for species in the Vancouver Landfill. Those results, which will likely include a large number of bald eagles and gulls, are also expected shortly. Among the rare birds spotted and confirmed include a Bohemian wax-

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Another Delta councillor considering provincial run The next provincial election could become a lot more interesting with the possibility of another highprofile name running in Delta South. Longtime Delta council member Bruce McDonald has been rumored to be interested in seeking the Liberal nomination in the riding. McDonald would only tell the Optimist he’s currently “considering his options” but will have something more definitive to say early in the new year. McDonald is a resident of North Delta but has been looking for a new place to live in Ladner. The Liberals will hold a nomination meeting in Delta South on Jan. 22. So far, only one person, Tsawwassen resident Bruce Fougner, has confirmed he is seeking the nomination. Delta Chamber of Commerce president Kelly Guichon over a year ago stated her interest in also seeking the Liberal nomination. More recently, however, she noted it’s something

she’ll now have to think about, so it’s not certain if the former school board chair’s name will be on the Jan. 22 ballot. The Delta South Liberals have been busy preparing for the next election, holding a policy workshop a few months ago as part of the provincial constituency association’s effort to build a vision for South Delta. The association stated it’s focused on developing, and then bringing forward, its election platform, as well as nominating a candidate to represent the Liberals in next election. Some of the policy ideas said to be in development include improving mobility for Delta commuters, adequate dredging of Delta waterways, and more innovation and investment in education and health care. Should McDonald seek and win the nomination, it would give current MLA Vicki Huntington a highprofile challenger. The first-term independent MLA narrowly defeated another high-profile Liberal candidate in Wally Oppal in the last provincial election, but it remains to

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be seen if her support will be further strengthened with the Liberals now struggling in the polls. Huntington has stated she will likely remain an independent in the next race. The provincial Conservatives stated they likely wouldn’t run a candidate in Delta South out of respect for Huntington. The Greens also said they wouldn’t run a candidate. The New Democrats have already named Nic Slater, who was the NDP candidate for Delta-Richmond East in the last federal election, as their candidate in the riding. Meanwhile, an interesting race appears to be shaping up in Delta North, where New Democrat MLA Guy Gentner announced he wouldn’t be running again. First-term Delta councillor Sylvia Bishop was recently acclaimed the NDP’s candidate for that riding. Another councillor, Scott Hamilton, recently said he was approached by the provincial Liberals and is considering also running in Delta North. The next provincial election is scheduled for May 14, 2013.

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2013 Financial Plan Opportunity to Provide Input

Prior to Council setting the 2013 tax rates, we invite your input on the draft 2013 Financial Plan. Council is committed to an open, accessible budget process for all Delta residents. This is your opportunity to share your views on the budget regarding muninipal services and priorities.

2013 Budget

The proposed 2013 budget strategy includes an overall tax increase of 1.9%, of which 0.9% will be allocated to maintain general municipal services and 1% allocated towards Delta’s Neighbourhood Road Improvements Plan. The Plan began in 2012 and aims to improve access around our community for vehicles, transit, pedestrians and cyclists. The Plan includes a neighbourhood street and sidewalk program, an enhanced paving program, traffic signal improvements and more cycling lanes. The 2013 flat utility rate is proposed to increase by $15 to $930 from $915 in 2012.

2013 Expenditure Budget $260 Million - Where Dollars Are Spent Corporate & Administration $10.1M 3.9%

Regional Library $3.2M 1.2%

Fiscal $7.9M 3.0%

Mayor & Council $0.9M 0.3%

E-Comm $1.6M 0.6% Police $33.6M 12.9%

Engineering $19.0M 7.3%

Fire & Emergency Services $22.7M 8.7%

Utilities $34.9M 13.6%

Finance $7.2M 2.8% Capital $87.4M 33.7%

Parks, Recreation & Culture $26.7M 10.3%

Community Planning & Development $4.5M 1.7%

How do I submit my feedback? E-mail: Phone: Finance Department at (604) 946-3230 Fax: Finance Department at (604) 946-3962 Please provide your comments to us by January 11, 2013. The draft 2013 Financial Plan is available on Delta’s website at The Corporation of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta, BC V4K 3E2

Civic planner arrives as Delta faces challenges

Jeff Day was recently named Delta’s community planning director, taking over from Tom Leathem who left for Europe. Day, a North Delta resident, has years of experience in senior positions with the City of Richmond, where he was most recently project development manager. He previously held key managerial positions with the City of Surrey. He takes over as the municipality is grappling with how to meet the needs of a changing demographic, while at the same time addressing neighbourhood concerns. Some of the items on his plate include the North Delta Area Plan as well as the Southlands. Day says Delta is clearly a diverse municipality with three district communities, so into the decisions. his task is to come up with decisions that Q: Delta has adopted a pay-as-youmake sense for all of them. He says he sees go policy as far as spending in order to much potential in the future of Delta. lower the municipal debt. Does this pose Q: What sticks out as the single bigsome challenges as far as planning? gest issue in Delta’s communities? There are times when borrowing makes The obvious one for Tsawwassen is the sense, but I think, for the most part, most Southlands. North Delta, I think, it’s rejuve- councils these days think it should be paynation of the older subdivisions and getting as-you go, unless you want to saddle the them in good shape, while at future generations. the same time making sure Q: Do you see a lot of all the services are there. reluctance in Delta for a For me, for Ladner it’s more need to change to meet really preserving the heritage the needs of an older at the same time, but also demographic and forea little bit of rejuvenation. casted regional population Name: Jeff Day I think it’s a different type growth? Employer: Delta of rejuvenation in Ladner I haven’t seen it here yet Position: Community with a little bit more on the more than other places, so emphasis of the heritage of planning director far. Change is a challenge Ladner. anywhere. You’re getting Q: Would you describe redevelopment of existing South Delta more activist with more resi- houses and two-lot splits, then (in North dents engaged in how their neighbourDelta) 37-storey high-rises. So it’s a wide hoods are changing? variety of stuff that’s happening in Delta, In a good way, I think. But it’s not just which is a good thing. South Delta, it’s right across the board. I Q: Are there any similarities you’ve definitely sense a real ownership and connoticed between Richmond and Delta cern by the owners to do what they feel is I think so. It’s hard to put your finger on right. You know, the mayor and council here it. Get back to me in a year and I’ll have a and CAO do a good job of embracing that better answer for you. It (Richmond) has and taking it into account. That’s one of the changed a lot in the last few years when the things I’ve noticed in the first four weeks Canada Line went in. So a change in the I’ve been here, a desire of listening to the (George Massey) tunnel could make huge residents and trying to incorporate them differences here.

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A Ladner woman and her young daughter have a tattoo to thank for being reunited with their lost cat. In September, Jody allowed her cat, which she acquired as a kitten about a year earlier, to go unsupervised outside their home near 57th Street for the first time. It turned out to be a mistake because the little feline named Taseko wandered away. It was a tough time for Jody (who did not want her last name used) and her two-year-old daughter Kayla, made all the worse with thoughts the cat, which had been rescued from an abusive situation, met a grim fate. “She was a good little kitty, a tiny little thing. We waited a little while for her to get spayed because she was inside. Then two weeks later, she was allowed to go out and she was allowed to go play in the garden with us. The first time unsupervised, she never came back,” Jody said. Despite a search of the neighbourhood and posters, there was no sign of Taseko. Fortunately, Jody had a local veterinarian put an identification tattoo inside one of the cat’s ears after it was spayed, which turned out to be a wise move.



Jody and daughter Kayla were happy to receive a phone call on Boxing Day to say their cat had been found. The cat somehow made its way to the Neilson Grove area and was living outside. A concerned resident began feeding the cat, eventually trapping it in a garage for animal control staff. “On Boxing Day I got a call from the animal shelter saying they found her, three-and-a-half months later,” Jody said. “I was amazed getting that phone call. I love my animals and got them spayed and tattooed, so thank god I got her tattooed

because now she’s home. People just don’t spay or neuter their cats or have them tattooed,” she said. This isn’t the first time Jody was reunited with a pet thanks to a tattoo. A couple of years earlier, her dog Chilko had run off and was nowhere to be found, only to somehow turn up in Richmond. An ID tattoo led SPCA staff there to Jody. Delta Community Animal Shelter manager Sarah Lowe said the cat would probably have never

been reunited with its owner without the ID. She said only 15 per cent of cats brought to the Delta shelter as strays this year were claimed by their owners, whereas 98 per cent of dogs were claimed. “It’s all because of identification, a permanent microchip or tattoo identification,” Lowe explained. “It also has to be readable and the information up to date with the vet who keeps that information, because often we get tattoos we can read but we can’t trace them because the owners moved and haven’t updated their phone numbers. This is just a really good reminder for people who have cats.” Delta does not have a cat registration bylaw, but encourages owners to have their pets receive a means of identification. The Delta Community Animal Shelter is launching a campaign in the new year encouraging people to adopt a cat. The adoption fees will be cut in half during the promotion. All dogs, cats and rabbits are spayed or neutered and provided with permanent identification prior to going to their new home. For more information about the municipally-run shelter or to make a donation, visit

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It’s a community I no longer recognize. It’s a refrain, I’m told, that was uttered repeatedly following a twodecade, post-tunnel building boom that saw Delta’s population increase tenfold, from somewhere in the neighbourhood of 8,000 to upwards of 80,000. Several factors, including introduction of the Agricultural Land Reserve and a changing political tide, eventually slowed the pace of development considerably, meaning the place many came to call home has remained relatively unchanged for decades. Oh sure, there have been residential and commercial projects, but the Delta people came to know years ago is still pretty much the same Delta we hold dear today. How much longer that continues to be the case is most definitely open for interpretation, however. A population explosion of the magnitude of the post-tunnel era is not likely given current land use restrictions, but I don’t think it’s hyperbolic to suggest the face of Delta stands to change dramatically over the next 20 years. The notion of sleepy bedroom communities framed by pastoral farm fields will be very much challenged by a host of mega projects, including, ironically enough, a replacement for the George Massey Tunnel. A half-century after the tunnel ushered in unprecedented growth, we have just begun the process of designing another crossing of the Fraser River. Considered to still be a decade away, there’s a good likelihood a new bridge would create significant development opportunities on both sides of the river, but it has to get in line in terms of character-altering undertakings. The South Fraser Perimeter Road, scheduled to open late this year, is the first one off the mark, the new highway opening up a host of new possibilities. Couple that with the Tsawwassen First Nation’s ambitious development plans, which include almost two million square feet of commercial space in a pair of mega malls as well as major residential and industrial projects. Throw in Terminal 2, another threeberth container port at Roberts Bank, and all the ancillary rail, road and industrial park improvements that come with it, and it almost makes the decision regarding the Southlands seem inconsequential. OK, so perhaps that’s going too far, but the look and feel of this municipality is poised to change. The tight-knit community cores will remain, but the farm fields surrounding them are giving way to what’s termed progress. We’re moving ahead, but in a way it’s like we’re stepping back 50 years.

Development of Southlands is more than Tsawwassen issue TOM SIBA PUBLISHER’S PERSPECTIVE You have probably heard about the little contentious issue that has been rattling around Tsawwassen for the last 25 years or so. What is now generally referred to as “the Southlands” was known back in 1989 as the Spetifore farm. After years of farming the property, the owners wanted to develop the property as much of Tsawwassen had been done over the preceding few decades. What was known as TDL called for a large-scale development on the farm and a couple of adjoining properties. The proposal received a gigantic raspberry from the residents of Tsawwassen and went nowhere. After a marathon public hearing, the proposal was rejected by the council of the day. Subsequent to the development proposal being shot down, local develop-

ers, Century Group, acquired the Spetifore property. Years later in 2006, Century presented a new vision for the property, which has been bumping along the road to approval ever since. There is still some opposition to any development on the property, although it does not seem as strong as the opposition to the TDL proposal 23 years ago. The opposition seems to centre around two issues. The first is we need the property left as agriculture (but no greenhouses!) so we will be able to feed ourselves and/or the wildlife in the future. The second issue is traffic. More people means more traffic and longer line-ups at the tunnel for those who have to commute north of the Fraser River. Similarly, there seem to be two reasons for support of the project. One, of course, is money. Century will presumably do well financially from any development, local stores and service providers will have a larger customer base, and there will be substantial employment created during the building phase. The second reason for support of any development is the increase in availability of housing. Housing throughout the Lower Mainland is a problem with an

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absence of affordable accommodation. Increasing inventory in Tsawwassen would help families just starting out and those residents looking to downsize. Those are the issues council has to deal with. It is worth remembering council is elected to do what is best for all of Delta. Citizens living in North Delta might have a totally different take on squabbles in Tsawwassen. The acquisition of 80 per cent of the site by the municipality could be their major issue. As the issues unfold and debate continues to rage, it seems to me the current opposition might be losing its grip. A spokesperson for the group said the proposal shouldn’t go to the next stage because there were more letters opposed to the project than in favour. Hopefully, council is proceeding on the merits of the proposal, not a letter writing campaign. The opponents better hope council is deciding on merit of the proposal as well. The opposition is reported to have accused council of “unethical conduct and actions” — not a good way to win friends and influence people! It’s kind of like going to traffic court and telling the judge he is a moron before proceedings begin.

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Letters written to mayor and council public record Editor: Re: Southlands opponent stoops low in effort to bolster case against plan, letter to the editor, Dec. 21 I’d like to remind letter writer Jane Emson and all readers that when one writes to Delta’s mayor and council, his or her submission (which must contain an address of the letter writer) becomes part of the public record. Without an address (or at least I have been told this on more than one occasion), the letter is not considered and is not part of any public hearing or public process. Since anyone with a

computer is able to access correspondence that is submitted to each and every council meeting, one’s personal details are there for all to see. If one does not wish to have his or her e-mail made public, then a letter could be mailed or dropped off, I suggest, but one’s home address would still be required. It’s unfortunate that Emson experienced an unpleasant incident in this regard. I, too, had an unpleasant experience regarding correspondence I had submitted over the years to Delta

council. I was told by the municipal clerk that I was not deemed fit to work at a recent municipal election because I had written “too many” letters. I was told that in future, if I didn’t wish my name to appear on record, I should write letters to each council member individually and not address letters to mayor and council. Fortunately I was able to resolve the matter with administrative staff at Delta but it sure was a lesson on what transpires behind the scenes at municipal hall. Jean Wightman

Opponents to Southlands proposal not in the majority

Editor: Re: Chamber endorsement not as strong as advertised, letter to the editor, Dec. 28, and Majority still not convinced that housing is good for Southlands, letter to the editor, Dec. 21 I would like to point out that both of these letters sent to you are from the opponents of the Southlands proposal and are contradictory in nature but actually support what I’ve been trying to communicate to our council and citizens of South Delta for years. The opponents of the

Southlands proposal are simply the “self-proclaimed majority.” All of the surveys to date, including the Ipsos Reid home mailer poll of a couple years ago and the chamber poll mentioned in the above letter, have had one certainty in common: approximately 30 per cent response leaving 70 per cent not responding. I believe there should be a third category created to support the 70 per cent that just don’t take the time to fill out the form and call this category, “I just don’t care.” This category can

certainly not be associated with the opponents because, let’s face it, if you are against the proposal, you’re filling out the form. However, if you are for the proposal, you practically have to be recruited from the I-just-don’t-care category because both categories are technically two of the same. So let’s not distort the facts, folks, the opponents of the Southlands proposal are not the majority. Ken Corey

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Over 40,000 pounds of potatoes to food bank


Kay Thody, communications director for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, and Brian Faulkner, vice president of sales and marketing for Ladner-based BCfresh, stand by a 53-foot truck full of 8,800 five-pound bags of potatoes. The BCfresh donation will help feed the Greater Vancouver Food Bank’s 27,000 clients for one week.

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Two local businesses raised over $2,300 for Delta Hospital with their fall campaigns. Shoppers Drug Mart in Tsawwassen raised $1,369 through its Tree of Life for the Women’s Health Fund and Riverside Delta raised $1,000 for the Greatest Needs Fund through its Cash For Candy at Halloween. The Tree of Life at Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada donates funds to community health care charities. “We chose the Delta Hospital as our local charity,” said Shin Dinza, owner and pharmacist, “because this hospital services our customers, so we feel this best helps our community.” Riverside Dental paid local children in exchange for candy collected while trick or treating. It is the third year the Ladner dental clinic has undertaken the fundraising initiative. Dr. Raj Dhiman wanted to send a positive message to Delta’s kids and encourage fewer sugary snacks “Independent special events are a great way to get involved with the hospital outside of those that we organize,” said Jackey Zellweger of the Delta Hospital Foundation. “Independent events are easy and fun. If you can think of a what to fundraise, we can find a way to help you.”

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Lots of what not to do in this year’s resolutions BARBARA GUNN


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Lions sponsoring trips to the gym for DSS Work Options students The Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club is sponsoring 10 sessions of field trips at Delta Gymnastics to offer 15 youth from the Work Options program at Delta Secondary the opportunity to participate in physical and recreational activities. “Three years ago, the Work Options program was created with the primary focus of assisting students to successfully enter the world of work after high school,” said Karen Gadowsky, teacher and course developer.

“Over the past two years, the staff has incorporated activities with a physical focus, including gymnastics. We strongly believe that the academic, mental health and work-related successes our students have enjoyed in the program is in large due to the focus we place on physical and recreational activity.” Due to limited funding, the Lions Club was approached to ask for its support. “We are very aware that the rising costs for families and the reduction in educa-

tion budgets have limited the ability for groups like Work Options to continue offering physical education programming to the youth,” explained Brad Gaze, member of the local club. “Our club is happy to support them in their pursuit of health and overall well being.” The group participated in the first of 10 field trips last month. Those present were able to personally thank Gaze and the members of the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club for their contribution.

Rarely have I been one to make resolutions. I applaud people who do — especially when they follow through — but resolutions have never really been my thing. Sure, there was that one year when I resolved to learn to ski. I did get around to driving to Whistler, and even riding the chairlift. Problem was, it was July. Another year, I resolved — on or about New Year’s Day — to learn to play the banjo. I do not know where this resolution came from, but I suspect it had something to do with the love affair I was having with the Dixie Chicks at the time. I did manage to make my way to a mall that had a music store, and I even walked by it. I did not happen to go in. In spite of my less-thansatisfactory experience

altitudes. with past resolutions, I This year, I will try have resolved that in 2013, NOT to become exasperI’ll have another go. This ated when confronted with year, however, there will be issues beyond my control. I a twist. I will not resolve will also NOT dye my hair to DO anything, but I will blonde and take to wearing resolve NOT to do many mini skirts and stilettos. things. High heels also bother my You know, like skiing or ears. banjo plucking. This year, I resolve NOT This year, I resolve NOT to allow my credit card debt to over-indulge in chocoto get away late, pastries on me. I or French also resolve fries. I also This year, I will try NOT to resolve NOT NOT to become buy a 16to take a masbedroom ters of electri- exasperated when home with cal engineerconfronted with an outdoor ing or a PhD kitchen, in economics. issues beyond my control. eight-car The latter, garage, I’m thinking, media should be easy, given that I don’t have room, greenhouse and saltwater lap pool on the pre-requisites for either. waterfront in Maui. Too This year, I resolve NOT much upkeep, as far as I’m to watch more than 150 concerned. hours of television a week This year, I will NOT and NOT to abstain from take up mixed martial arts, exercise. extreme snowboarding or I also resolve NOT to competitive cycling. take up skydiving or base This year, I will also jumping. This has nothing NOT learn how to ski. to do with the fear factor, of course, and everything to Doesn’t mean I won’t go to Whistler, though. I kind of with the fact that my ears like it in July. become plugged at higher

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Clubs & Groups !Page Turners (formerly the Next Chapter Book Club) offers adults with differing abilities a weekly opportunity beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1 - 2 p.m. for to read and learn together, talk about books, make friends and have fun in a relaxed community setting at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St. !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 South Delta Therapeutic Touch Network meets every second Wednesday of the month at the Natural Comfort Wellness Centre in Tsawwassen. The next meeting is on Jan. 9. Open to all levels, members and non-members. Also, as a first time introduction with information regarding therapeutic touch courses for 2013. To register please call Frances (604-948-1652) or Selena (604-952-4175). !A healthy relationships and stress management group starts Jan. 10 at Deltassist, 9097-120th St., North Delta. The 12-week group runs Thursday evenings and a pre-screening interview before group participation is required. Cal 604-594-3455 ext. 110. !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. !Get comfortable using the Internet. Cyber Saturdays is a drop-in, hands-on class beginning Jan. 12, 9 - 10 a.m. at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St.

!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. !Learn how to load library books onto your eReader on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in a eBook Workshop at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 468351st St. Note: At this time, Canadian library eBooks cannot be loaded to a Kindle. !Learn how to load library books onto your eReader on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m. in a eBook Workshop at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56 St. !Register for Make-Up Artistry for Teens to learn proper make-up application techniques on Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. - noon at the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56 St. Class is limited to eight students. Call the Information Desk at 604-943-2271 to register. !Calling all teens between the ages of 12 and 19! If you love to play board games, come to the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. for a fun afternoon of pizza and games supplied by Imperial Hobbies. !Delta Parks and Recreation partners with FVRL to present a free onehour Storytime and Craft program (there is a small drop-in fee for the craft portion) at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172-56th St., on the last Wednesday of the month, 2 - 3 p.m. January’s theme: Snow. !Storytimes return to your local Delta library during the second week of January. At Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St., drop in at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays for Babytime, and Fridays for Storytime. At Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., drop in at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays for Babytime, and Tuesdays for Storytime, with Pyjama Storytime beginning again on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. !If you require individual help for basic computer, Internet and email questions, one-on-one instruction is available at the

Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St. Call the information desk at 604943-2271 to book a personalized appointment. !Join an evening or afternoon Book Club at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St., or the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St. to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided. For more information, please contact your local Delta library. Ladner Pioneer: 604-9466215. Tsawwassen: 604943-2271. !South Delta Newcomers & Alumni meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the Kiwanis Longhouse at 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen. The club is for all women who have moved to Ladner, Tsawwassen or Point Roberts to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. For more information contact Marie at !Walking Group for the Bereaved - Drop-in group Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the Centre for Supportive Care (4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner). Gentle walk, rain or shine, suitable for people with mobility impairments, followed by refreshments and casual socialization. Information and resources on grief and loss available. No registration required. !Interested in volunteering? Enjoy making new friends and contributing to an important charity. Opportunities for men, women and students at the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe in Tsawwassen available any day of the week and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Special teams for books, recycling, customer service, cashiering, leadership and other. Call Sandy at 604-948-0660, ext 333 for more information. !BC Guide Dog Services needs volunteers in Ladner to provide boarding homes for future guide dogs. The dog (already house-trained) will live with you for five to six months, and will generally be out training with a professional 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri. Staff will pick up and drop off the dog. Dog food and vet expenses are covered. The dog must be accompanied by an adult on non-training days. Best suited to retirees, part-time workers, or

at-home workers. For info: or email Linda.Thornton@ !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. for more info and contact e-mails. !The Delta Photo Club meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the KinVillage Recreation Centre. Join photographers of all skills levels at these fun and informative weekly photo meetings. For further information, please contact Karoline at publicity@ or see !AL-ANON Family Groups announces that the Monday at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. meetings have relocated to 5061-12th Avenue in Tsawwassen. !Knitting Sisters Group. If you would like to knit or crochet for worthy causes please contact Alice at or 604-946-3060. Drop in sessions first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 am - noon at the McKee Senior Centre in Ladner. Donated yarn always welcome and appreciated. Arts !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 The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).

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Pacers getting taste of American hoops After successful stretch to close out December, varsity boys basketball heads south for 4 game swing starting tonight MARK BOOTH

Diets are always popular to begin a new year and the Delta Pacers will be adjusting their appetite for the next week as well. After some encouraging performances to close out December, the varsity boys team begins 2013 by getting a taste of American high school basketball, starting today in Bellingham against the Sehome Seahawks. The Ladner school then heads further south to Renton on Saturday to take on Liberty High before a two game swing in Skagit County next week against Darrington and Concrete. Then, finally, 19 games into their schedule, the Pacers will open Fraser Valley South West play on Jan. 10 against Earl Marriott, beginning a stretch of five league games in eight days. No one will accuse them of not being ready. Delta has probably done enough to earn honourable mention status the next time the provincial “AAA” rankings are released thanks mostly to an impressive second place finish at the Rod Thompson Memorial Tournament in Burnaby. The Pacers continued their solid play with a win over St. Thomas More on Friday in what was more like a controlled scrimmage. Now they will be exposed to whole new environment for what should make them even more battle tested for the critical games in the weeks ahead. “We want to expose our guys to a higher level of toughness and competitiveness to see if we can match that. They are going to see how hard guys their age are capable of playing,” said Pacers coach Matt McKay. “We will be trying to match up with teams we normally don’t see and that will be the same thing in the playoffs. “It’s going to be a challenge mentally as well as physically. We are also going to have to work together and no doubt deal with some adversity.”

The challenging and sometimes hectic schedule McKay has put together paid off in Burnaby where the Pacers showed what they are capable off. They opened with a 70-56 upset win over tournament cohost and 13th ranked Burnaby South, then followed up that performance with a 63-53 victory against No. 15 Claremont. “Lot of it was just the effort,” said McKay. “ I think we have started to understand that we are good enough to play and beat anybody when we play hard. We have to be the hardest working team on the floor for us to be successful. “In both games we made it more about execution and trying to outwork teams. Against Claremont, we were down by seven at the half and for most of the third quarter too but just kept making runs at them. I don’t think they are used to teams kind of hanging around like that where we were more prepared to play in that kind of half court every possession matters type of game.” If the Pacers needed a reminder of how much work still needs to be done then No. 2 ranked Yale was happy to provide it. The Abbotsford powerhouse raced out to a huge halftime lead and cruised to a 103-62 victory in the final. “We talk about needing the effort and controlling the tempo and we didn’t do either in that game,” said McKay. “They played harder than us and got to play their pace too. Scoring 62 points should be enough to be in a game and have a chance to win. We’re not beating anybody giving up 102.” The lone bright spot was a 31-point performance from Ryan Cowley, while guards Andrew Jones and Bowen Bakken were named to the tournament all-star team. All three players are just in Grade 11. Bakken, a transfer from Steveston-London, is really solidifying himself as a main scoring option. He had 23 points against Burnaby South, thanks to going five-for-seven from three

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Harrison already looking forward to another boxing card

Greg Harrison is already looking forward to his next amateur boxing show. The former Ladner boxer turned trainer who runs Harrison Boxing recently held a card in Richmond where the night proved to be a success. “We would like to thank everyone that attended our December event,” said Harrison. “We had a spectacular night

of amateur boxing and managed to raise about 100 pounds of food for the local food bank.“Our next event won’t be happening until about the same time next year, at which time I am hoping to raise at least four times as much food and host more than one title fight. Thank you to all our volunteers and press outlets that made this possible.” The main event saw North Burnaby

Boxing Club’s Ron Pryce stopping George Vourtsis of the Sunshine Coast in the third round. “It was an exciting fight that gave new and old boxing fans a great night,” added Harrison. The crowd was also treated to an exhibition round of women’s boxing with Sarah Pucek (City Boxing) and Jamie Ward. Le Stage Boxing, Beyond Boxing, Aegis, Ocean

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South Delta A1 Storm’s Bobby Carswell looks to get the puck out of danger during action against the California U18 Wave at the 32nd annual Richmond International Midget Hockey Tournament last Friday at Minoru Arena. The Storm failed to advance to the playoff round but didn’t come home empty handed as Evan Gannery (fastest skater) and Carswell (top shooter) were winners in the tournament skills competition among Major Midget and Midget AAA players.

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January 8,1953 It is with heartfelt sadness, that we regret to inform you that Elly Collins suddenly passed away on December 19, 2012 at the age of 59. Survived by her mother Joanne, husband Bill, children Dan (Michelle), Terry (Lyle), Richard (Breanna), grandchildren Colton, Avery, Cheyenne, Savannah, Logan, Leah, Brooklyn and Spencer. Elly was the oldest of 5 children, loved her dogs and quilting, she will be greatly missed by many. Meeting her in heaven is her father Rijk, granddaughter Jocelyn, in laws Marjorie & Charles Collins. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to BC Children’s Hospital or Variety Club in her name. A Celebration of life will be held on January 5th, 2012 @ 2pm, South Delta Baptist Church, Tsawwassen.

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MACLEAN, Ethel Christina (nee Morrison) June 1930 - Dec. 21st, 2012 Mom, wife, grandma, sister, aunt and friend passed away suddenly and peacefully at Kin Village West Court. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband of 57 years, Jack (John) and grandson Robert, sisters Edie & Jean. Mom will be forever loved and missed by her 4 children Marg (Kerry), Marilyn (Roy), Rod (Lori), Donna (Rick) and grandchildren Ryan (Nicole), Derek (Sarah), Trevor, Travis, Megan, Brock, Keith, Robyn, Ronald, Rodrick and Randy. Great grandchildren Mya, Kian, Brady, Bennett, Jacob. Sister Marion and many nieces and nephews and many friends. Mom enjoyed travelling and spending time at her place at Birch Bay with family and friends. In her final years mom enjoyed her life in Kin Village West Court making new friends and the excellent care she recieved. A service will be held on Friday, Jan. 4th, 2013 at 11am at First Memorial Funeral Home, 602 Kingsway Van., BC. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made in mom’s name to either Delta Hopsital, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Animal Rescue.

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Ann Brash Fran Christopherson Sean Crawford Phyllis E. Davies William A. Davies Dave Duke Robert C. Husband Connor Jordan Lorainne Keith Fred K. Kennedy Wayne Kerr Charles ‘Tiger’ Latimer Arden Leung Pat Mathews David S. McDiarmid Bill Neil Alice Ruth Noga Bruce Pfeifer Teresa Pimentel Grace Polson Mitchel C. Reid Joan Robinson Debbie Sammon Hamilton Smillie James G. Stewart John A. Stewart Sherilyn P. Stewart Jeremy Ryan Sunderland Thomas Taylor John Tennant James Wong Your gift assists the Foundation to purchase vital medical equipment for Delta Hospital. Working Together to make a Difference! 5800 Mountain View Blvd. Delta, B.C. V4K 3V6

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TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553



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

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



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



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

Real Estate Services


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


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RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see id5584


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

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

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Condos/ Townhouses


New Westminster

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



Condos/ Townhouses




Houses - Sale



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


Houses - Sale



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


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Lots & Acreage


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

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

Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see id4642


S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see id5595


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see id5575


Farms/Ranches Sale

Houses - Sale


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


For Sale by Owner

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

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on 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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AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 id5618


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

6020-22 11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see id5640

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

6020-36 CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see id5551


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

Other Areas BC


BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see id5315

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

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


Okanagan/ Interior

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see id5564 HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see id5611

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

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


Industrial/ Commercial

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


Lots & Acreage

Port Moody

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Out Of Town Property

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

North Delta

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



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


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

6020-30 5BDRM/3BTH HOUSE Steveston, Richmond Ideally near Westwind & Homer elementary & McMath High schools. Dbl. glzd, lrg deck, hard -wood, reno’d bathroom & kitchen $787,000. 604-762-6921

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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


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

Ladner/ South Delta


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


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

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

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


For Sale by Owner



126/70 AVE 3500sf megahome 7br 6ba 2 suites rec room 7200 sf lot SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see id5644

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

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

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

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Out Of Town Property


Recreation Property


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmt ste, Ladner, $850. no laundry, np ns, Jan 1 604-727-3502

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

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

2 BR newly updated, nr dyke & farmland, w/d, $1000 +utils, Ref’s req’d, avail Now, 604-250-2275 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 4 BR upr ste, 2 f/baths, ns/np, avail Jan 1, inste w/d, d/w, $1600 incls utils, 778-855-7264

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


Real Estate Investment


Apartments & Condos

BACH SUITE inc heat, own laundry, prkng, np, $885 for appointment 604-943-6163


TSAW, LRG 4BR, 1.5 bath, upr ste, double garage, prkg, lg cov’d dec, lg yard, wd/dw, avail Feb 1, $1850/mo 604-943-2064

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

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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. 1.888.593.6095




Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT? Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314

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

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


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


Recreation Property


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

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

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

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

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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

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

Scrap Car Removal

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673


Luxury Cars

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR ALL complete cars OPEN 24 hrs incl holidays MIKE 604-872-0109

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:

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

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




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Houses - Rent


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

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 Apt/Condos

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

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



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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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


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

2 BDRM 1 bath on farm in Ladner, suitable for couple only np/ns, $1300 inc util 604-219-0894


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

Collectibles & Classics


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


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

We Loan Our Own $$$$

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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

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

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

Luxury Cars

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

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


Auto Finance 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


Collectibles & Classics

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 available in one of our 4 well maintained bldgs. Located near shops, school and bus routes. Rent includes 2 appl, carpets and drapes. To view this suite please call 604-454-4469 Harbourside Affordable 1 and 3 bedroom suites available in the heart of Ladner Village. Rent includes 2 appl., drapes and hot water. To view please call 604-868-9453

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2007 GMC Yukon Denali, $34,888 61K, 6 sp/auto, AWD, EH371775, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

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


Sports & Imports

2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

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

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

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

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

2002 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CXL AWD 7 Pass. 1 Owner! Sale by owner. Blue ext/grey leather interior. 3.4 Liter V6 185HP 4-speed auto, AM FM stereo, CD player, full power; heated seats, lumbar support, power windows, doors, seats, and sunroof, fog lamps, alarm keyless, backup sensor. Good cond. $4995.00 Email: Call: Kevin @ 604-765-5840

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

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

1992 MERECEDES 400E, black, 188 orig km, grey/leather int, auto, $4,900 obo. 604-574-4676 2002 FORD Explorer, Stk# V13081A, auto low K’s $6995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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Sports & Imports

1993 MERCEDES St Wgn, 7 seats, 160,000km, import, no accidents. $4995, 604-536-4293


Sports & Imports

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

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583 1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270 1999 VOLVO, red sedan, leather, sunroof, auto, $4500. Langley. Ralph. 778-988-2055

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

Sports & Imports

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


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

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

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292 2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548 2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

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2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874

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

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

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



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



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


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

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, Stk# K12555B, 5 spd, yellow, $4995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2008 FORD Escape Hybrid, Grey, Stk# Y12073B, $14,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2004 BMW 530i, 92K, MS89364A, Auto, 6 speed $16,888 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe LTD, White, Stk# K13215A $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051 2010 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

2004 NISSAN Maxima SE $13,888,91k, EH64446 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108 2011 NISSAN Versa S $12,888, 38,750 km EH98482 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108



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

M & U House Cleaning, Flex hours, Reliable, Reas. Rates. 778-878-5741, 604-830-5680


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



TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

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

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.

• Exterior house cleaning • Pressure Washing • Gutters

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

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

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PAINT RITE BY RICH Call me; We’re Neighbours! Richard 946-4889 / 604-649-4930 TAKE AWAY THE PRESSURE Painting, interior/exterior Contact Ian 604-946-9395..604-812-7255


Computer Services

Delta PC Service & Consulting

kitchens, bathrooms doors, windows hardiboard, cedar siding

604 948 5296


Call 778-882-4128



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





Rick Wegner 604 809 6822 604 952 0975

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Power Washing

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

Don’t wait. Call Ian Ferguson

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604-218-4795 Got Leaves? *Fall Clean Ups On Now* *Full Yard Renos* “1 CALL IS ALL”

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


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

ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285



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

Pressure Washing Seniors Discount

Rubbish Removal


WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531



Over 25 years serving South Delta

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


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

renovations interior exterior


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

Lawn & Garden

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

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



landscape construction

Power Washing


For all your Painting needs

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


EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. Sophia 604-805-3376 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


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

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

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

Painting/ Wallpaper


• 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

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


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

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

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

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess



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

2007 VOLVO XC 90, leather, loaded, Stk# BB3125A. $17,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331


Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314

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

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



Tree Services

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

Moving & Storage

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Landscape PLUS

Maintenance & Contracting

WCB 604-943-0043 Local Resident 38 years Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations Fully Insured/WCB

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

Build Results

For AnythingYard Related! “Give us a Call!”



Painting/ Wallpaper


Renos/Home Maintenance

WCB & Liability Insured

604-943-4024 604-868-4140



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