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Elvis tribute artist wins competition in Hawaii


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The recent cold snap has seen ice form all over South Delta, including covering parts of the pond at Tsawwassen’s Diefenbaker Park.



Unrest growing in ‘Garden’ Homeowners upset by density proposed for final phase of Ladner housing development BY


A revised application to develop the final phase of Ladner’s Marina Garden Estates has enraged many of the subdivision’s existing homeowners. “There’s going to be blood in the streets,” said resident Bill

Wheeler, who is a member of the Marina Garden Homeowners Association executive. Wheeler said residents are upset about the increased density the proposal will bring, the number of parking stalls proposed next to existing neighbourhoods and the increase in traffic. He said the proposed higher

density developments do not fit in with the existing look and character of the neighbourhoods, which include many million-dollar homes. The revised proposal, which was originally made public last spring, was formally received by Delta council Monday. Located north of River Road,

the first phases of Marina Garden Estates were completed in the late 1980s. Over the years several other residential phases and a golf course have been added. The 87-hectare (217-acre) site was initially approved for 1,426 homes as well as the golf course, See GARDEN page 3


Delta council approved a new financial plan Monday that includes a 1.9 per cent increase to the civic portion of the property tax bill. That translates into a $38 hike for the average Delta home, although that figure will be pushed higher once TransLink and the other taxing authorities levy their charges. The $38 increase is based on a home assessed at $565,000. In a report to council, civic finance director Karl Preuss said $18 (.9 per cent) of the increase is for general services and the remaining $20 (one per cent) is for neighbourhood road improvements. “Combined with the $15 utility flat-rate increase, the overall increase in Delta charges for an average single-family home is $53,” he said. Preuss explained the municipal operating plan for 2013 includes contractual commitments, water and sewer regional costs, as well as emerging issues such as the South Fraser Perimeter Road irrigation project and evening and night shift coverage at the Delta Community Animal Shelter. The operating costs are budgeted at $172.4 million for the year, an increase of $6.7 million over 2012. The 2013 capital plan, which comes in at $55.9 million, an increase from $45.3 million last year, maintains civic infrastructure as well as funds community priority projects such as Ladner sports fields enhancements, the Harris Barn relocation and refurbishments and additional off-leash dog areas. • Flat-rate utility bills to increase by $15 — Page 3

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Port is still recovering from crash BY



A coal dust storm in April of last year was the result of a sudden and unexpected gust of wind.

Westshore looking to douse complaints over coal dust Company spending $7 million this year to upgrade its dust suppression system BY


Westshore Terminals is planning on spending millions this year to upgrade its coal dust suppression capabilities. Vice-president and general manager Denis Horgan told Delta council Monday night the coal port is planning on spending $7 million on new equipment. Horgan outlined the system for suppressing coal dust as the material makes its way from the mine to Delta to be shipped around the world. The presentation was in response to a letter from chief administrative officer George Harvie voicing con-

cerns about coal dust in the community. Horgan said once the coal is loaded into a rail car at the mine, it is leveled and sprayed with a latexwater spray. The solution is a binder than forms a crust that holds the coal in place for the trip. A few years ago, after CN Rail received complaints about coal dust coming off rail cars, the company built a second spray station near Kamloops that trains must path through enroute to the coast. “Since that time, they’ve had very few if any complaints. They tell me that the... complaints are in the single digits for coal dust,” Horgan said.

GARDEN from page 1 a 220-room hotel, a marina, a neighbourhood pub and limited commercial uses. To date, eight neighbourhoods have been constructed totaling 619 homes. While the initial plans largely consisted of singlefamily homes, the revised proposal for the remaining neighbourhoods includes 737 housing units, only 65 of which are single-family or duplex dwellings. The remaining units would either be in one of four five-storey apartment buildings (360) or three-

and-a-half-storey townhouses (312). Last October, Marina Garden Estates homeowners packed the association’s annual general meeting to hear an overview of the reviseed development and voted unanimously to oppose the density of the project. “The proposal being considered will add huge density to the Marina Gardens’ area and along with it will come significant issues around traffic, parking, access and an incredible

be automated and will be more responsive to weather conditions. He said the company is also planning to add six water spray towers and is looking at a fog cannon, which is mounted high in the air and sends out a fine mist to combat fine particulate matter. “So that’s what we plan to do between now and the beginning of summer to hopefully increase our dust suppression abilities,” Horgan said. Coun. Ian Paton asked why rail cars aren’t required to be covered. Horgan said rail companies have told him the most effective way to prevent coal dust is spraying.

Once at the terminal, 30 per cent of the coal goes straight from train to vessel while the other 70 per cent is unloaded and stockpiled. When coal arrives at Westshore it’s unloaded in a rotary dumper. There’s a building around the machine that’s sole purpose is to contain the dust. “There’s no other reason for the building,” he said. Currently the facility has several different pieces of equipment used to help keep coal dust down. There are 77 ground-level rain guns that use recycled water to wet the stockpiled coal and 35 high mast sprays that spray clean water onto the piles. Horgan said the company

also uses water trucks to clean roads and sprays magnesium chloride a couple of times a year, which is also used on logging roads to keep dust down. Horgan said there were a two dust incidents last year — one in April after a sudden and unexpected gust of wind and a second in October that was the result of high winds and dry weather. “It pinpointed to us the weaknesses in our system and they need addressing,” he said. To improve the system, Horgan said Westshore is replacing the existing rain guns with 96 new models. He said the newer rain guns will have more controls, can

change in the characteristic of this single-family neighbourhood,” association president Stan Lawson said at the time. “This plan is completely different than the development plan that was approved for Marina Gardens many years ago by a former council and it will have grave and negative impact, not only for the immediate area, but for Ladner as a whole.” A public information meeting on the proposal is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Ladner Community Centre from 7 to 9 p.m.

2013 flat-rate utility bill increases $15 to $930

Delta’s utility bills will rise $15 this year. On Monday night, civic politicians approved a 1.6 per cent increase to flat-rate utility bills, bringing the total to $930, up from $915 in 2012. Civic finance director Karl Preuss said council and staff worked hard to ensure the increase did not exceed the rate of inflation. Last year residents saw a $55 jump over the 2011 rate.

Preuss said $9 is going to cover an increase in regional costs for water and sewer services, while the remaining $6 will cover Delta costs for garbage and recycling. Preuss said even with the increase Delta still has one of the lowest flat rate utility fees for a singlefamily home in the Lower Mainland. The flat-rate utility bills will be sent out at the end of February.

Westshore Terminals vice-president and general manager Denis Horgan provided a brief update to Delta council Monday on the December crash that damaged a conveyor system at the coal port. “It was not one of our best days, unfortunately,” Horgan said. “So as we dusted ourselves off and got over the shock, we mobilized fairly quickly to get things going.” On Dec. 7, the Panamaregistered and Japan-owned bulk carrier Cape Apricot crashed into a causeway, destroying about 100 metres of the structure, including a coal conveyor system. It severed the only link with one of the port’s two loading berths, knocking out half the capacity of North America’s busiest coal port. No one was injured and the ship had only minor damage. The Transportation Safety Board is looking into the incident and Horgan said he has no idea why or how it happened at this point. He was told it would take “quite a while” to complete the investigation. “It is the first time in 42 years with more than 8,300 ships under our belt that we’ve had an incident like this and we hope not to have another one,” he said. Horgan said Westshore immediately hired a salvage company to begin the clean up. He said that all the larger pieces have been recovered and there are still a few small pieces left. The crash resulted in several tonnes of coal spilling into the water. Horgan said Westshore would soon look at salvaging whatever coal it can without further impacting the seabed. A company has been hired to fabricate the new trestle and a consulting firm has been brought in to supervise the environmental aspect of the salvage operation and rebuild. Horgan said the company hopes the work will be complete between midFebruary and the end of March. Westshore has filed a lawsuit against the ship’s owners alleging “the vessel was navigated, managed and operated in a negligent manner, or in the alternative, in a grossly negligent manner by her owners, master, pilot and crew.”

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Delta ratifies contract with civic employees

Delta council approved a new four-year collective agreement with CUPE Local 454 Monday, cementing the agreement that was ratified by the union last week. After several months of negotiations that saw the union file for mediation, CUPE and the Corporation of Delta reached a tentative agreement just days before Christmas. The union ratified the agreement at a meeting last Wednesday. The contract is consistent with those reached in other Lower Mainland jurisdictions. It includes a 6.75 per cent wage increase over the four years

— 1.25 per cent ees,” said for 2012, 1.75 per Mayor Lois cent in 2013, 1.75 Jackson. “Our per cent in 2014 chief adminisand two per cent trative officer, in 2015. George Harvie, It also includes and CUPE standardization 454 presiof hours of work dent, Darryl for municipal hall Robison, staff from 8:30 worked hard Mayor Lois a.m. to 4:45 p.m. to achieve a Jackson with a half-hour balanced agreeBalanced lunch break and ment.” agreement non-standard Effective hours for Delta Feb. 4, municiCommunity Animal Shelter pal hall operating hours staff in order to provide will be from 8:30 a.m. 24/7 coverage. until 4:45 p.m. weekdays “I am pleased we have a with the hall continuing to new collective agreement remain open until 8 p.m. in place for our employon Thursdays.

Work starts on upgrades to Ladner intersection

Construction delayed to accommodate holiday shopping Work on improvements to Ladner’s main intersection started earlier this week. Utility replacement for the Ladner Trunk Road/ Arthur Drive intersection upgrades began Monday. Work will begin with utility replacements on 47A Avenue, which, said civic engineering director Steven Lan, will have no effect on the intersection. Work at the intersection won’t begin for several

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weeks, he said. Lan said the municipality would work to keep business owners informed about plans and the progress of the work. As well, a traffic FILE PHOTO management plan The former KFC building was demolwill be in place and ished to make way for intersection traffic flow will be improvements. maintained throughsidewalk; landscaping with out the construction rain gardens; decorative process to minimize the street lights with banners effect on businesses in the and hanging baskets; and village core. a concrete (wooden in Initially, the Corporation appearance) boardwalk of Delta had planned across the Chillukthan to start the work last Slough. November, but many merPlans were drawn to chants voiced concerns over revamp the intersection earthe effect the construction lier this year when the KFC and related traffic disrupbuilding at the southeast tions would have on busicorner was demolished. The nesses during the busy property was purchased by holiday shopping season. Delta and the building torn Subsequently, the municidown to make room for pality moved the start of a new right-turn lane for construction to January. Arthur Drive. Upgrades include: The idea of installing a widening of Arthur Drive roundabout at the intersecand lane reconfiguration tion was briefly considered, to improve traffic flow; but rejected for a number of stamped and coloured reasons. crosswalks; a decorative

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Williams packs a Hawaiian punch

Elvis tribute artist from Ladner wins prestigious Aloha contest to earn trip to world championships in Memphis August in Memphis, Tenn., the Ultimate Elvis world championship. The winner A local Elvis Presley in Hawaii got a coveted tribute artist has made a spot at Ultimate Elvis for a name for himself in the chance to be crowned the competitive world of Elvis best Elvis tribute artist in impersonators by winning the world. another prestigious contest. Williams’ victory means Ladner’s Eli “Tigerman” he’s now off the Memphis Williams was selected to compete once again grand chamagainst pion last the very “I can say it was weekend at best Elvis the Aloha performa big thrill for me From Hawaii from when they called my ers Elvis contest around the name.” and festival globe. Eli Williams in Hawaii, “I can an event celsay it was ebrating the a big thrill 40th anniversary of Elvis’s for me when they called famed concert. my name. It’s a lot of fun,” The original concert by Williams told the Optimist the king of rock’n’roll in by e-mail. Hawaii was broadcast live This will be the second via satellite on Jan. 14, time Williams, 24, will get 1973. It is regarded as the to compete on the biggest most watched broadcast by Elvis tribute artist stage in an individual entertainer in the world. Last summer, television history. he won the annual Pacific Last weekend’s festival Northwest Elvis Festival in brought impersonators and Penticton, which was also Elvis fans from around the an Ultimate Elvis qualifier. world. Williams would go on to The contest was also one compete at the worlds that of a select few qualifiers August, something he says for an even bigger one this was an experience of a lifeBY


time. Williams, a Delta Secondary grad who has regular job as graphic designer, has been a professional Elvis impersonator for about six years. He enjoys singing the songs of Elvis’s ‘68 Comeback Special era. He’s also branched out into the Elvis’s jumpsuit era, singing tunes from the 1970s while the legendary performer was in Las Vegas and on tours, including the 1973 Hawaiian show. Williams has been a bigtime Elvis fan his entire life and took an interest in performing as Elvis while still in high school. In an interview a couple of years ago, Williams said most of his friends considered him somewhat cool for his dedication to Elvis, who passed away in 1977 at the age of 42. Williams even has tattoos bearing the moniker TCB (Taking Care of Business) as well as the Sun Studio logo where Elvis cut his first major record. Williams practiced relentlessly to emulate the singing style of Elvis and

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watched many hours of concert footage to pick up every nuance. He also sang at a few karaoke shows in Delta and around the Lower Mainland, but it wasn’t until he met Surrey-based tribute artist Brian “Elvis” Simpson through Facebook four years ago that he began receiving more formal training. Simpson, who has sung internationally, runs a school called Elvis 101. There, both male and female students learn the fundamentals of being a credible Elvis tribute artist, covering everything from vocals, stage moves and costumes. Williams is also a dedicated karate student, trying to emulate many of the karate moves Elvis did in his shows. He performs throughout B.C., including at casinos, pubs and charity fundraisers. “Sometimes we lose sight of why we started doing this in the first place, all the things which I guess are inherent of being in the business of entertainment. There should be one

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Programmer marvels at abilities of artists, actors and others in Tsaw. Jacqueline Hamlin is finding out the breadth of talent in South Delta. She’s been the recreation programmer at the Tsawwassen Arts Centre, a venue that’s home to plays, art exhibits and more, since 2011. Hamlin, who lives in Tsawwassen, notes Delta parks, recreation and culture programs are getting started this month while the Sidekick Players have a new production, If We are Women, that will hit the stage in early February. The local theatre group calls the arts centre home. Name: Jacqueline Hamlin Talented performers from Affiliation: Tsawwassen the community get a chance Arts Centre to try out material at ongoing Open Stage nights. Residence: Tsawwassen Hamlin, who previously taught skating lessons in Delta, has an artistic side as well, having grown up playing piano and saxophone. The Tsawwassen Arts Centre is at 1172-56th St. Q: You’ve been at the arts centre since 2011. How have you enjoyed the position so far? It’s been great to be here. I think the thing I’ve noticed the most is the amount of talented people that are in our community — the visual artists who put up their work here or the people who come to Open Stage and play music or try to do their comedy or try out new things. Just seeing everyone come in and have a place to go, that’s been the most exciting part of it. Q: What’s a typical day at work like for you? I come in, end up answering e-mails about different programs if people have any questions about registering their child, giving information about that. I often get visitors coming in to look at the art or ask questions. Still trying to get people to know this is the arts centre and that it’s here. Q: What are some upcoming shows or exhibits you’re looking forward to? We just opened a show yesterday (last Monday). It’s called Art in Action by Nasser Ghaderi. His show is until Jan. 30. Then we have another artist coming in on Jan. 31 who will be having an opening night on the 31st as well. We have an Open Stage, which is where artists come in

and perform, on Jan. 30. Other than that, its registered programs through Delta Parks and Rec that are starting ... Q: What are a few things that make the arts centre a good venue? It’s a great space. The theatre ... it’s cozy. I know the Sidekick Players Club, that has their theatre productions here, they like it because it’s a great space and it’s cozy enough to get enough people in there for a good crowd. It’s definitely an interestingly shaped building. It’s a neat kind of space for artists to come in and check out. It’s a good gallery space. Q: Are there any events or programs you’d like to see more of in the future? We do have opportunities for youth bands or (groups) like that to come and do concerts with us, to co-sponsor it with Delta Parks and Rec. That way we can decide on ticket cost and things like that. It’s a good performance space for that when we do have the time and it would be great to have any local bands who want to come in and perform.


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LIVING MATTERS My dream house has a fireplace in every room. There’s one in the living room, and one in the den and the study. The dining room has a fireplace, and so does the kitchen. It crackles away while the cook is at work, keeping her warm and toasty. My dream house, which happens to have four bedrooms, a sunroom, a greenhouse, a salt-water lap pool and an outdoor putting green, even has fireplaces in the bathrooms. They aren’t enormous affairs, but they’re stylish and efficient. They’re tucked between the marble showers and the porcelaintopped vanities, and opposite the soaker tubs — just so the soaker can watch the flames. My dream house, which happens to exist only in my dreams, has fireplaces just

about everywhere. (There is not one in the walk-through closet — did I mention there’s a walk-through closet? With his-and-hers shoe shelves and room enough for an armchair? — but this is only because the occupants of the dream house tend not to spend more than 10 minutes in the closet at any given time.) Point is: I like my fireplaces, so much so they are pretty much on top of my residential must-have list. A laundry room’s kind of nice to have, as are a microwave and a vacuum cleaner. But a fireplace is completely mandatory. In the real world — the world where my dream house doesn’t exist — I happen to have a single fireplace. It is not in the bathroom or the kitchen or the den, but in the living room, where it’s put to use almost every hour of the day. In the summer, it’s ignored, of course, but that’s not the case right now. “I am getting on the train,” I will inform the husband after work each day.

“Will you put on a fire?” “Already on!” he will usually say. (The husband, by the way, shares my passion for burning hunks of wood in the house.) Most evenings at this time of year, we do not venture outdoors. Instead, we do the contemporary cave-man thing, and hunker down next to the flames. We read in front of the fire. We eat in front of the fire. We nap in front of the fire and entertain in front of the fire and play Scrabble in front of the fire. Were it possible to defrost the car in front of the fire, well, we’d do that too. Frankly, I do not understand how people get by at this time of year if they do not have a fireplace. I suppose they could light a whole lot of candles — like 250, say — or put on that cable TV Yule log thing, or go down to the beach and set some driftwood ablaze, but none of that’s quite the same. I could probably manage without the lap pool. I couldn’t cope without the fire.

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MURPHY’S LAW The practice of dragging garbage cans to the curb every week is almost certainly on borrowed time. Although civic officials here haven’t made that decision, it’s hard to believe Delta won’t soon follow the lead of other jurisdictions in Greater Vancouver and move garbage collection to every second week. All Lower Mainland communities have been mandated to reduce the amount of material going to the landfill, so what better way to ensure that happens than to simply pick up less at the curb? OK, so it’s not quite that easy, but it’s clear that by introducing various ways to divert waste that Delta and other civic governments are not only trying to reach established goals but are setting the table for weekly garbage collection to disappear. Some places, like Surrey, have already gone that route, while others, such as Vancouver, are poised to join the club. It’s highly unlikely the target set out in the region’s Solid Waste Management Plan is attainable in Delta if every home is allowed to continue to put two cans at the curb weekly, so pick up every second week seems inevitable. It’s either bring in legislation to that effect or sit back and hope we’re all conscientious enough to self-impose a single-can limit on ourselves. The latter is happening to a certain extent already, so it appears Delta is waiting for the various recycling initiatives to take hold before getting heavy handed with those that aren’t on board. By the time you put stuff in the blue bag, the yellow bag, the blue box, the green can and the yard waste bin, there shouldn’t be a whole lot left to go into the ol’ garbage can, so the need for two of them every week should be a moot point. At least that’s the dream scenario for those over at municipal hall. At some point they will have to go beyond voluntary reductions and put the hammer down on those that aren’t catching on, but I suspect if they wait long enough most will already be on that page. Even so, there will still be issues with an every second week collection schedule, including concerns that if you happen to miss it for any reason, it means you end up waiting a month between pick-ups. There will also be an expectation to see a corresponding drop in our utility bill. There’s no doubt Delta is taking the soft sell approach to what has the potential to be a prickly issue, but somewhere along the line you just know we’re not going to be hearing the rumble of the garbage truck quite as often.

End of NHL lockout coincides with demise of couple time CORRY ANDERSONFENNELL

COMMUNITY COMMENT I was sitting at my desk working when the offensive news alert came through my email: “NHL lockout over.” I tried to stay calm. But inside, I was already quietly mourning the loss of long walks on the beach, actual conversation over dinner, live concerts and three-hour trips to the home décor store for decorative pillows. Activities once commonplace on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons during the NHL lockout, these fun times will cease this weekend when the puck finally drops on the NHL’s compressed 48game season. The NHL is the mistress and I am the wife. In short, that’s like being the Brussels sprouts at Christmas dinner or the sunflower seeds in some kid’s bag of Halloween candy — better for you yet always taken for granted and

chosen last. The lockout gave my husband and I a September to January romance. Without hockey, Saturday nights were spent — gasp! — together. We went to shows, spoke to each other over meals and took the dog on so many long walks that I don’t think there was a single inch of Delta’s diking system we didn’t cover. There were other benefits, too. No traffic to battle driving home from work on game day. No family disputes over the merit of a referee’s call. No mood swings in alignment with the Canucks’ wins and losses. No Don Cherry yelling at me from the TV while simultaneously burning out my corneas with his suits. Finally, without professional hockey to compare it to, the beer league my husband plays in looked a lot sharper. I could no longer tell he only skates one-12th as fast as Ryan Kesler. Must be the ice. Speaking of Kesler, don’t get me wrong here. I appreciate the spectacle of mythical human perfection, of Adonis essentially brought to life, as much as the next person, and have even been guilty of watching the odd game myself. I own two Canucks T-shirts, one

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Canucks jersey and a Canucks baseball cap, which I pull out during playoff season if the Canucks are in them (yup, that’s me driving that infuriating bandwagon). As the slogan goes, we are all Canucks. But that doesn’t mean I won’t miss all those things that characterized the absence of NHL hockey. That is, except for one thing, which I noticed on Saturday night. We were supposed to watch a movie; I went downstairs to see how the popcorn was doing, and instead of the sound of kernels exploding inside a bag of chemicals in the microwave, I heard the unmistakable, overexcited, overloud and over-the-top sound of an overpaid sports announcer. What was this new horror? It was NFL playoff football on TV. My husband was transfixed. His eyes were glazed over. He didn’t register my voice. It only got worse. The next day, he struck up a random conversation with the cashier at the Centennial Beach Café, who was wearing a Seattle Seahawks hat. I couldn’t even tell what they were saying the terminology was so foreign. Maybe the NHL lockout isn’t over too early, but just in time.

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affordable housing? What are the hidden costs to Delta for getting this free land? Who is going to pay for the sure-to-happen damage to Boundary Bay due to the extremely high water table, if and or when any land compaction is done on the Southlands? Who is going to pay for the increased maintenance of the main roads and for the loss of quality of life for the residents of Boundary Bay when their small neighbourhood is doubled in size? The majority of people have spoken loud and often. Rod Maksym

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Editor: Re: Opponents to Southlands proposal not in the majority, letter to the editor, Jan. 2, and Location yields negatives for Southlands development, letter to the editor, Jan. 4 Ken Corey stated the opponents are not the majority. Well, for over 40 years now, they have been and still are. While Corey wants a turnout of 100 per cent for anything to be regarded as a majority, it will never happen in any of our lifetimes. A great many people don’t vote, or only vote when the item affects them, so the

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Document shredding event also doubles as gym club fundraiser Vancity and Urban Impact team up to help locals combat indentity theft Identity theft is now one of the fastest growing crimes in North America and an important step to help prevent it is to properly destroy any sensitive and confidential information. Vancity-Tsawwassen and Urban Impact are sponsoring a shredding fundraising event this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit Delta Gymnastics Society. Businesses and individuals are welcome to bring in their bags and boxes of documents to shred as well as refundable containers (bottles, cans, juice boxes, etc) outside of VancityTsawwassen/Tim Hortons area where a shredding truck will be stationed. Donations will be accepted by members of Delta Gymnastics who will be assisting with the removal of boxes and refundable containers. “As a new year has rolled in, this is the perfect opportunity to clean up your office drawers and files that contain sensitive information,” said Mark Popp, business development representative from Urban Impact. “Our company believes that properly shredding personal and business documents will help alleviate any risk of identity theft. We are very happy to support Delta Gymnastics by offering this service to the community of Delta.” Identity theft is a form of stealing an individual’s

Name: Lauren Age: 19 Occupation: Art & Skating Instructor, art student at SFU. What is the activity? Parent & Tot Art Class. Where and when does this take place? Tsawwassen Arts Centre (TAC), Thursdays 9:30-11:30am, and Fridays 12:30-2:30pm. How often do you participate? Every week! How long have you been involved? I’ve been teaching skating since 2010 and teaching at the TAC since 2011. Why did you get involved with this activity? I became involved in this activity as I was already employed as an instructor with Delta, and I was interested in combining my outside interests of study into my work as well. What do you like best about this activity? I enjoy the reward that comes from teaching the students new techniques in art making and watching them open up to me and their peers both socially and, more importantly, artistically. How does it benefit your life? I benefit in multiple ways: in my effectiveness of being able to communicate with the students; being the person that introduces them to art in a comfortable and fun environment; and just being able to give back to the community programs which I loved so much as a child. What other things do you do to keep active? Outside of work I keep a very busy schedule and always make time for long runs, workouts in the gym, skating, and dropping in on local league ringette games. Did you know the TAC has drop in classes for both Parent & Tot Art and Parent & Tot Drama? In addition, to provide an opportunity for individuals to work on art projects and to share musical talents, the centre offers an Open Art Studio and hosts regularly scheduled Jam Sessions. For details on programming, art shows or other events at the TAC, call 604-943-9437 or check online at For a complete listing of Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture arts programs and opportunities, go to or call 604-952-3000.

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personal or business information to access resources, obtain credit and other benefits in the victim’s name. “Once stolen, thieves can use your personal or business name and financial information to open a bank account and run up expenses,” explained Michelle Laviolette, manager at the Vancity-Tsawwassen. “Identity thieves can use your good name for all sorts of problematic activities, so it is critical that you take the necessary steps to protect your personal information — proper shredding is at the top of the list.” Shredding of transaction records, credit applications, insurance forms, cheques, financial statements, credit card statements, mortgage or other home information, payroll information, and

tax returns is highly recommended. “We are 100 per cent behind Delta Gymnastics’ fundraising activity,” added Laviolette. “We are proud when our members take the initiative to protect themselves and others in the community and we love the fact that the proceeds will benefit very hard working athletes who want the opportunity to represent their club in western and national competitions.” Delta Gymnastics athletes commit between 15 to 30 hours per week to perfect their sport. They have the opportunity to show their dedication and hard work during local, national and international competitions but it represents a big financial commitment to the families. During the

year, the families undertake various initiatives to raise funds for the athletes. All people that give a donation for shredding their documents or donate refundable containers will be entered in a draw to win various prizes donated by local merchants. “Our neighbouring businesses and Urban Impact were very happy to contribute towards prizes,” said Laviolette. “We will set up in a convenient way that will allow people to drive through to our tents and truck, drop off your boxes or bags and continue on your way quickly and efficiently.” For more information about the event, contact Delta Gymnastics at 604943-0460 or visit www.

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Interested in participating in your local government? A number of opportunities exist to serve on an advisory committee at Delta to collaborate and provide advice to Council on various issues affecting our community. Mayor Lois E. Jackson and Council are seeking volunteers for the following committees:

Agricultural Advisory Committee

Are you interested in farming initiatives and issues related to agriculture and irrigation in Delta? Meets at the call of the Chair

Boundary Bay Airport Advisory Committee

Want to be involved in the operation and development of the Boundary Bay Airport and lands? Meets bi-monthly (2nd Wednesday at 7:00 pm)

Community Planning Advisory Committee

Are you interested in providing input on land use, community planning, and proposed developments? Meets monthly (1st Thursday at 7:00 pm)

Dikes and Drainage Advisory Committee

Want to address issues of flood management, storm water management and dredging? Meets bi-monthly (Thursday at 11:30 am)

Environment Advisory Committee

Concerned about the environment and want to get involved in planning policies and green initiatives to address climate change? Meets monthly (2nd Thursday at 7:00 pm)

Heritage Advisory Commission

Help promote the preservation and celebration of heritage in Delta. Participate in the review and discussion of policies and development issues related to history and heritage conservation. Meets monthly (3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm)

Hunting Regulation Advisory Committee

Want to participate in the regulation of hunting in Delta, including the discharge of firearms? Meets at the call of the Chair, usually twice per year, (Spring and Fall, at 7:00 pm)

Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission

Have an eye for recreation, arts and culture programs? Want to collaborate on projects and services related to parks, sports fields, recreation infrastructure and civic buildings in Delta? Meets monthly (3rd Thursday at 7:00 pm) or at the call of the Chair

Seniors Advisory Committee

Are you interested in addressing issues related to seniors and services available in our community? Meets at the call of the Chair If you are interested in being appointed to one of the above advisory committees or commissions for a one-year term, please submit a brief resumé and covering letter indicating your areas of interest, why you would like to serve, and any relevant knowledge and experience you may have. Application deadline is January 25, 2013 Please forward submissions to: The Office of the Municipal Clerk - Delta Municipal Hall 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, B.C. V4K 3E2 Fax: 604-946-3390/email: For additional information, please contact Sandra MacFarlane, Deputy Municipal Clerk, at 604-952-3175. The Corporation of Delta 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent Delta BC V4K 3E2

A12 The Delta Optimist January 16, 2013 In the Community

Libraries celebrate Family Literacy Day by bringing in chiefs for Storytime

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Delta libraries will celebrate Family Literacy Day with special guest readers from the Delta Police Department and the Delta Fire and Emergency Services participating at Storytime. Children, parents and caregivers are invited to join the chiefs and members of their departments by dropping in for the following free sessions: • Tuesday, Jan. 22 at

10:30 a.m.: George Mackie Library and Ladner Pioneer Library • Friday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m.: George Mackie Library and Tsawwassen Library • Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m.: George Mackie Library Family Literacy Day, set for Jan. 27, was developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to encourage Canadian families to spend

at least 15 minutes a day enjoying a learning activity together. This year’s theme is 15 minutes of Fun, which can include all types of play that encourages literacy and numeracy development. Check out the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s At Your Library program guide to discover what local libraries have to offer to inspire a love of learning in children.

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The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen recently presented the International Community Empowerment Foundation with a cheque for $2,800 towards the purchase of solar panels for Tekera Primary School in Uganda. The foundation operates the Tekera Resource Center, which provides primary and adult education, medical and dental care, economic empowerment opportunities, and water and sanitation to nearly 8,000 per-

sons in and around Tekera Village. Foundation VP Bridget Sangster attended a recent breakfast meeting and expressed her gratitude to the local Rotary club. “Words can not express our deep gratitude,” said Sangster. “Thank you so much for supporting our initiatives in Uganda.” In 2012, the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen also provided the foundation with money for a 2005 Toyota Helix 4 x 4 truck. With

Tekera being 17 kilometres down an extraordinarily treacherous road, it was important to have a vehicle the center could count on. A number of local schools also support the Tekera Resource Center through the Schools Supporting Schools program. Those taking part include Cliff Drive, Beach Grove and Holly elementary schools as well as Delta, South Delta, Palmer, Delview and North Delta secondary schools.


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A14 The Delta Optimist January 16, 2013 Coming Events Clubs & Groups !The Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe in Tsawwassen is looking for volunteers for Thursday evenings from 4 - 7 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please call Sandy at 604-948-0660 ext 333. !The Probus Club of South Delta, a non-profit, fellowship club for retired and semi-retired professional and business people will hold its next General Meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in The Coast Tsawwassen Inn. Our speaker will be Dr. Susan Steeves, naturopathic physician. Guests welcome. Please call Dick Williams at 604-940-6542 for information. !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. !On Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 5 - 7 p.m. at Petra’s in Tsawwassen, 1200-56th St., Tsawwassen there will be an Enterprising


Delta Women meeting. Please join us for coffee and baked goods at Petra’s in Tsawwassen. Connect with other women doing business in Delta and be inspired. $15 or bring a friend for $25. Call 604946-4232 for more information. !The South Delta Newcomers & Alumni Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the art galley, Kiwanis Longhouse located at 1710-56th St., Tsawwassen. The club is for women who have moved to Tsawwassen, Ladner, or Point Roberts to introduce you to the community and help you make new friends. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 17. Contact Marie at !A healthy relationships and stress management group (including anger management) will begin Jan. 17 at Deltassist Family and Community Services 9097-120th St. the group will be 12 weeks long and meetings run Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. to register call 604-594-3455 ext 110. !The next regular meeting of the South Low Vision Support Group will be held

on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Ladner Pioneer Library at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Brad Hooge, coordinator councillor at CNIB support services. Any low vision persons and friends and family are welcome. For further information contact Matt Yole at 604-946-9934. !French classes for adults are organized by PAC of public French school/Ecole Bois-Joli in Tsawwassen (785-49th St.) starting Jan. 21. For more info e-mail PAC !There will be a Parkinson’s support group meeting on Monday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. We are a group who either have Parkinson’s Disease, or live/help someone who does have PD. We meet the third Monday of each month at KinVillage to talk, learn from each other, encourage each other, or just sit back and listen to those around us. For more information call Eileen or Peter at 604-943-8350. !The Delta Friends of the Library (DFOL) is an organization of volunteers who initiate fund-raising activities and lend support to the three Delta libraries

as needed. DFOL invites everyone who is interested in working with others to enhance library services and resources to attend their next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683-51st St. Call 604-9466215 for more information. !Steve Dotto presents a Harnessing the Power of Social Media Seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 5 - 7 p.m. at the Delta Town & Country, 6005 Hwy. 17. $30 for Delta Chamber of Commerce members and $40 for non-members. Call 604-946-4232 for more information. !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.

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. !Canadian Mental Health Association Delta offers a depression/bipolar support group for individuals with depression/bipolar or experiencing symptoms on the second and fourth Monday of every month: 7 to 9 p.m. The next meeting takes place on Monday, Jan. 28 at CMHA Delta, 4871 Delta St., Ladner. Call CMHA Delta for info at 604-9431878. !The Tsawwassen Mens’ Golf Club is accepting members for the 2013 season at King’s Links Golf Course for play on Tuesdays. Interested individuals can contact Doug Reynolds at 604940-0770, or attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Tsawwassen Legion, 211835-56th St. Registration at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.

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Seniors !Come join in lively discussion as the McKee Seniors Recreation Centre, 5155-47th Ave., Ladner, kicks off its new Philosophers’ Café program this Friday, Jan. 18, 1:30 - 3 p.m. in the Centre’s Kee Café. This week’s topic is Creative Problem Solving in These Hard Times, exploring ways to develop more creative solutions to today’s problems. Listen to others share their experiences and viewpoints while at the same time having the opportunity to bring your own insights and perspectives into the discussion. No pre-registration necessary. Coffee/tea for a $1 donation. Discussion sessions will take place the first and the third Friday of each month. Call 604-946-1411 for further information. Special Events !On Saturday, Jan. 26 there will be a jewelry sale, as well as watches, sunglasses and ‘Designer Collections’ for sale at the Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 152156th St., Tsawwassen. !The 39th annual Delta Leadership Prayer Breakfast is set for Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 a.m. at the Town & Country Inn. Dr. Ross Hastings from Regent College will be speaking. Contact Linda Frost for tickets at 604-943-7775 or Arts !Art in Action by Nasser Ghaderi is presented at the Tsawwassen Art Centre Gallery until Jan. 30. Call 604-943-9437 for gallery viewing hours. 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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January 16, 2013 The Delta Optimist A15 Feedback

Steven Lan said staff still have to look at the numbers for Delta’s new While those in Delta still get their garbage picked up each week, waste diversion programs. other nearby cities have moved to a once every other week trash collection schedule. As far as Delta following suit, engineering director The Optimist asked:

Should garbage be picked up every other week?

Ray Higgs That’s a big question because it depends on how much effort people put into recycling food waste. It depends on how big their family is. There’s too many variables to say a simple yes or no.

Richard Glasner Not at the present time. It’s still working well getting used to the new separation. So at the present time it would be good to leave it the way it is.

Jane Phillips Environmentally, I would say yes. Realistically, I would say no.

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

Scott Hulan No, I don’t think so. I have kids and always have too much garbage as it is.

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Strathcona Cup comes to Tunnel Town




The world’s oldest international curling competition made a stop at the Tunnel Town Curling Club Saturday as four local rinks took on a some touring teams from Scotland as part of the Strathcona Cup, which was founded in 1903. In total, the Scottish visitors will be playing at 11 clubs, with the tour concluding today on Vancouver Island. Other Scottish teams are playing throughout the country with an overall aggregate score determining the winner of this friendly event.

Tsawwassen curler headed to nationals Rhys Gamache part of B.C. champion super team that will be competing for Canadian title in Fort McMurray next month MARK BOOTH

Rhys Gamache has gone where no Tunnel Town junior has gone before and he isn’t finished yet. The 20-year-old Langara student is part of a “super rink” that will be representing B.C. at next month’s Canadian Junior Championships after dominating the recent provincials in Coquitlam. Gamache plays lead for Langley skip Tyler Klymchuk. The team also includes second Corey Chester and third Sanjay Bowry, who are both from the Victoria Curling Club. The foursome came together after losing members of their respective rinks a year ago to graduation. Needless to say, they were the team to beat at provincials. Klymchuk’s crew lived up to the hype, rolling to a perfect 7-0 record, including a 9-4 victory over Team Tardi in the champi-

onship game. The 2013 M&M Meat Shops Langley Curling Club. National Junior Curling Championships Klymchuk was impressed enough in will take place in Fort McMurray, Alta., Gamache to ask him to fill in at a bonfrom Feb. 2-10. spiel. He would later jump at the opportu“There was lots of pressure,” said nity to be onboard permanently. Gamache. “It’s very difficult The commitment at to run the table like that but this level is immense. we did a good job of staying Team Klymchuk plays on focused, sticking to our game Wednesdays in the Royal plan and letting the outcome City Premium League out take care of itself.” of New West. Gamache With his parents being and Klymchuk also travel regulars at Tunnel Town, to the Island on Sundays Gamache knew enough about for regular training sescurling but didn’t give it a sions. try until his Grade 10 year at A busy fall schedule has South Delta secondary school. included a steady diet of He would go on to curl at the high-profile men’s tourhigh school level, helping a naments, including three SDSS rink qualify for backWorld Curling Tour events. to-back provincial championThey also participated in ships. He would go on to curl the Cloverdale Cash Spiel, Rhys Gamache for a junior team out of the the Valley First Crown of

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Curling in Kamloops and the Vancouver Island Shootout. The experience has brought them closer together and prepared them for the tough road ahead. A B.C. team hasn’t won the junior men’s nationals since 2000. This foursome figures to be a serious threat to represent Canada at the Junior Worlds which will take place in Sochi, Russia (Feb. 28-March 10), host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. When he is not on the ice, Gamache is in the gym working on his strength which has helped his reputation of being a standout sweeper. Gamache has somehow juggled school and a part-time job with his curling workload but he can now see the light at the end of tunnel. “It’s taken a lot of work and dedication to get this far,” he added. “This was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up on and it’s exciting to think what we still can accomplish.”




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January 16, 2013 The Delta Optimist A17

District Selects program to be run by North Delta

U15 Delta rivals

Working agreement also reached with Coastal FC of BCPSL BY





Ladner Gunners Lucas Noguer battles with a North Delta Snipers opponent during District 5 Boys Division Four soccer action at Holly Park.

The new landscape for boys rep soccer continues to evolve with the announcement last week that the North Delta Soccer Club will now facilitate Delta District Youth Soccer Association’s entire Metro Select program. Although teams, ranging from U13 to U18 will continue to be hosted by the district’s four clubs, North Delta will oversee everything from coaching selection to determining a new neutral district team kit. An agreement has also been reached to have a closer working relationship with Coastal FC (formerly South Fraser) of the B.C. Premier Soccer League to give players more exposure. Delta Metro teams will now be invited to train with Coastal’s Premier clubs on a rotational basis, providing the opportunity for potential call-ups. Technical coaching from both programs will be also be participating in each other’s training sessions, as well as game day operations. Coastal FC is based out of South Surrey and is part of the seven-team BCPSL (high performance league) that was created two years ago by the B.C. Soccer Association. Other clubs include Coquitlam Metro Ford, Fusion FC (Vancouver/Richmond), Mountain FC (North Shore/Burnaby), Surrey United, Abbotsford, Vancouver

Island and Okanagan. The idea was to enhance elite player development by condensing the top talent even further than what is offered in the Metro Select League. There is no restrictions on out of district players per team. The BCPSL plays a spring season with league play starting in late February and concluding in mid-June. Teams in the U14, U16 and U18 divisions will also play off to represent B.C. at the National Club Championships which take place annually Thanksgiving Weekend. The BCPSL also features a mini-fall season from September to mid-November. Tsawwassen, Ladner and North Delta are all regional partners of Coastal which is an amalgamation of South Fraser, Peace Arch and Semiahmoo Soccer Clubs. Corner kicks... •Tsawwassen resident and former women’s national team U20 coach Bob Birada will be coaching Coastal FC’s U13 and U17 girls teams. Birada also served three years as head coach of the Whitecaps women’s team. •Tsawwassen’s Hannah Carrothers was one of 24 players from across the country invited to last month’s women’s U15 national identification camp in Vaughn, Ontario. The week long camp was the first project for 1997-born players, leading up to U17 international competitions in 2014. Carrothers plays fullback for Coastal FC of the BCPSL.

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WEAVING, Geraldine

November 8, 1922 - December 29, 2012

Dene passed away peacefully at the age of 90. Survived by her son, Mike, wife Donna, grandchildren Lisa and Troy, sister June Selman and nephews Gary and Terry Selman. A Celebration of Dene`s Life will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm at KinVillage in Tsawwassen. Memorial donations may be made to the Delta Hospital Foundation.

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STRETTON, Francis “Bill” Handley Feb. 17, 1934 – Jan. 14, 2013 Bill passed away peacefully January 14th, 2013 at Nanaimo Regional General Hosptial. He was an enthusiastic, optimistic, “glass half full” sort of guy who enjoyed life to the fullest. No service at Bill’s request. His ashes will be scattered at a later date in a private ceremony by friends and family. To send a condolence to the family please visit YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (1.877.264.3848) in care of arrangements. .




STEVENSON, Paule (nee Manych)

May 27, 1927 - Jan. 2nd, 2013 Paule passed away peacefully Tuesday morning after a lengthy sickness with cancer. She was a member of the Eastern Star, White Rose. She will be greatly missed by her husband Malcolm, two sons WayneCraig, Malcolm-Orrin, grandsons Jackson Paul, Wayne-Curtis, Scott, Richard, granddaughters Nicki, Rhyanne, two great grandsons Gabriel, Christopher and predeceased by son Richard Mark. She was born in Zawadka, Poland lived in Vancouver, Fernie and Mission, then Tsawwassen for 37 years. Many thanks to the nurses, doctors at the Ladner Hospital and the Fraser Valley Hospital. Her hobbies included Cribbage Bowling (5 pin) and doll making. Family Service at home only, thank you. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the

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PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: or fax 780-955-HIRE.

Bayshore Home Health is now hiring Community Support Workers / Rehab Assistants in the Surrey, Delta and White Rock areas. Previous experience with brain injury or related training is preferred. Duties: Provide supportive, flexible care to clients, assist with care tasks and goals / activities as directed by clinical manager; support independent living at home and in the community; cue client as required for ADLs, productivity etc. Accepted Education: Personal Support Worker Certificate, Health Care Aide Certificate, Rehab Assistant Diploma or equivalent experience / training. Requirements: Minimum one year of Personal Care or RA experience. Vehicle, current CPR certificate, TB testing (within last 6 months) and current criminal record check for the vulnerable sector (within last 12 months) required. Please write ***ABI Experience*** in the subject line of your email when responding to this ad at:

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


Day and Evening shifts


DONOR Relations Coordinator BC Guide Dogs is currently seeking a Donor Relations Coordinator to administer our donation programs. If you are an energetic team player, with superior organizational skills and attention to detail, then this may be the job for you! For more information and how to apply go to:

Health Care

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN required for PHARMACY in SOUTH DELTA. The candidate must be fully experienced in blister-packaging medications and dispensing. Excellent people skills are essential. Please email resume to:


Office Personnel

January 16, 2013 The Delta Optimist A19

Travel Destinations Whistler

ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474

AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, 4 females/ 2 males left, $800 each, 604-230-1999

Glacier Media Group is growing. Check our job board regularly for the latest openings. ARGENTINE DOGO only 4 girls left, ready next week, 1st shots dewormed. $1200. 604-997-7911

Beautiful 1 bedroom condo.This great condo has everything you need! Sleeps four, complete kitchen, cozy living area with fireplace, Flat screen tv, vcr, dvd, balcony overlooking courtyard, Underground parking. Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Sun to Thurs: $139 per night. Fri & Sat: $189per night. Based on two night minimum. For reservations or more info

or call 604-785-5672

Shedding light on community issues


The Delta Optimist January 16, 2013



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Financial Services

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Real Estate Services


Business Services

Business Opps/ Franchises



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Condos/ Townhouses




Condos/ Townhouses



S. Surrey/ White Rock


Langley/ Aldergrove

For Sale by Owner

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

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


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


For Sale by Owner

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


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

■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089


Condos/ Townhouses



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IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see id5565

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

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

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


Contact Coverall of BC A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning!

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

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Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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



NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see id5320 IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226


New Westminster

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

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office 604-777-5046

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

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


Port Moody

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

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


Legal/Public Notices

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



IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $88,500 604-703-3839 see id5543

Legal/Public Notices


Re: THE ESTATE OF HERMINA ANN BUCKLEY, also known as HERMINE ANN BUCKLEY, HERMINE-ANN BUCKLEY, HERMINE BUCKLEY, HERMINE A. BUCKLEY and ANN BUCKLEY, Deceased, formerly of #58 - 6600 Lucas Road, Richmond, BC V7C 4T1 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Hermina Ann Buckley are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Angela Craig c/o Millichamp & Company, Lawyers, 210 - 1530 - 56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2A8 on or before February 15th, 2013, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice.

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


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


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

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


S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

1. Easy as 1-2-3 4. Goat and camel hair fabric 7. A woman’s undergarment 10. British bathrooms 12. Assemblages of parts into one entity 14. Semitic fertility god 15. Dull & uninteresting 16. Yemen capital 17. Stare impertinently 18. Banished persons 20. Heart failure & energy supplement


1. Priest’s linen vestment 2. The trunk of a tree 3. Transmission line cable 4. Freshwater duck genus 5. Bulk storage container 6. Oil obtained from flowers 7. Shopping containers 8. Abnormal breathing 9. Brew 11. Bake eggs in their shells 12. Serviceable 13. A person in the navy 14. A child’s slight injury

Jan. 15/13

22. Reduction in force 23. Women’s ___ movement 24. Polynesian wrapped skirt 26. Double-reed instruments 29. Own (Scottish) 30. Summer window dressings 35. Many not ands 36. Paddle 37. Being a single unit 38. Silly behavior 44. Insecticide 45. A blank area 46. Reduces stress

48. Morning moisture 49. Tear away roughly 50. Elevated 53. Cristobalite 56. Baseball’s Ruth 57. Indian monetary unit 59. Contest of speed 61. Having a slanted direction 62. Gross receipts 63. A river in NE Spain 64. Brain & spinal cord (abbr.) 65. Dynegy Inc. on NYSE 66. Japanese monetary unit

19. Fain 21. Supports trestletree 24. Parian Chronicle discovery site 25. Greek famous for fables 27. Farcical afterpiece 28. Dispatches by mail 29. Hall of Fame (abbr.) 31. Aah 32. Unnaturally pale 33. Before 34. Fixed in one’s purpose 39. Madames 40. Frosts

41. City drains 42. Baseball playoff 43. Cruise 47. Steeple 50. Precipitation 51. Cas____: winter melons 52. A unit of two 53. Viewed 54. Taxis 55. 4840 square yards 56. London radio station 58. Perform work regularly 60. Longest geological time

January 16, 2013 The Delta Optimist A21

REAL ESTATE For Sale by Owner



Houses - Sale

6020-01 Ad#: 2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

Real Estate

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

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

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

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


Langley/ Aldergrove

Houses - Sale



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


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

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

North Delta

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


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

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

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


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

Ladner/ South Delta

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

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

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see id5608

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

Out Of Town Property


Lots & Acreage

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

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

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

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

Real Estate Investment

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

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304 3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

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

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see id5556 CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $239K by owner, 604-795-3663 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see id4513 Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000

GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see id5582 PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see id5537

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



Mobile Homes

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


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



ESTATE SALE 2 BR + lndry rm, 14 x 60 Mobile Home, $10,000 comes with w/d, d/w, f/s, a/c in master bdrm, removable wheel chair ramp. 14 x 50 ft covered carport, 14 x 10 ft shop, 14 x 60 ft fenced yard, comes w/lawnmower, pad rental $650/mo. #42-8190 King George Blvd. Sry. Cheryl 1-604-768-6761

Vancouver East Side

Other Areas BC

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


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

Okanagan/ Interior

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

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

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

Real Estate

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

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

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

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



New Westminster


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


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


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

Industrial/ Commercial

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




604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

6020-12 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



Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk!


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

Houses - Sale

❏WE BUY HOMES❏ 4 BR home from $18,800 down $1750/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

REGENCY Park Towers Condo 2 Bdrm/2 Bath Corner Unit. 1200 Sq Ft. 6631 Minoru Blvd. 11th Fl. Across from Richmond Centre and Skytrain. Best location in Richmond. Reduced to $339,000. 604-278-5771


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

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

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see id5592

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

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 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

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


The Delta Optimist January 16, 2013


Apartments & Condos

BACH SUITE inc heat, own laundry, prkng, np, $830 for appointment 604-943-6163



3 BR, reno’d Harbourside Ladner Village, west facing patio, all appls, garage, ns, np, avail now. $1100 neg, refs 604-946-3626 QUIET Clean 2br 3rd flr ste, Tsaw. nr amens, park like setting, carpets, Now Ref’s req, $975. 778-316-3401 LADNER, 1 BR, Feb 1. $760 incls cbl, heat h/w, prkg, elevator, 1/2 blk to bus, ns/np 604-946-6846

Peninsula Property Management

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


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 TSAW Ocean Front grd flr, 2BR, 2 ba, 1200sf furnished incls hydro $1650/mo: Tsatsu Shores Dr/Hwy 99. ★Max Mgmt 604-948-1966


Houses - Rent

4BDRM/ 2BTH with pool, 5TH Ave, Tsaw. Reno’d. Close to school & beach. NP NS $2,100/mo 604-318-8042

TSAWWASSEN VILLA 1 BR apt. Newly reno’d $820, incld d/w, balc, prkg, h/w & heat, cat neg. avail Feb 1st, 604-880-5391


TSAW Beachfront 3000sf 3BR 3ba, open plan, dbl garage $3000/mo, English Bluff/4th Ave. TSAW Reno’d, 3200sf 5BR, 3 ba, 2 lvl, lrg lot, nr park/schls, $2100, English Bluff/Wesley Dr ★Call Max Mgmt 604-948-1966


Office/Retail Rent

Space for Lease

TSAWWASSEN/LADNER Office/Commerical spaces 780, 786, 923 and 1,658 sq. ft. available. also 435, 727, and 1,080 sq. ft. available at Harbourside Plaza in Ladner. Contact Tina or Sandra at Century Group 604-943-2203



Auto Finance



YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?


Luxury Cars

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


Collectibles & Classics

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

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

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


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

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


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



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


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

2001 DODGE Ram 1500, Stock# V12349B $7995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2007 GMC Yukon Denali, $34,888 61K, 6 sp/auto, AWD, EH371775, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108

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

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

THE ONE, THE ONLY authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-the-art training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1-888-999-7882.

Scrap Car Removal

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

2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283

2001 MERCEDES 320 ML, no accid, low kms, new brake/tires. Reduced $8500. 604-724-3696

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

2010 JEEP Wrangler, blue, hard top, Stock# S13095A, $19,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

2011 NISSAN Juke,white, full load leather sunroof GPS, Stock# S12332B $23,995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331


Sports & Imports

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

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495 2004 DODGE Durango, 4 dr SUV, 128,104 $11,995 Stk# K121193B. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

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

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

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

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

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:

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

9145 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

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 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

2003 TOYOTA Echo, 97,900 kms, Auto, 4 Door, MINT $4,950 FIRM. Call 604-535-5997

2003 FORD Focus Wagon, 5 speed, sunroof, loaded, aircared, 199kms, $2,500 firm. 604-535-5997

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

Sports & Imports


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

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

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

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

LADNER 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

$160 Min. FOR COMPLETE FULL SIZE VEHICLES Serving the Delta area for 20 yrs. Call 604- 649-1627, 946-0943

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

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


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

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

604-630-3300 Apt/Condos

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


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

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


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

1989 YJ Jeep 127K, 5 spd, 6 Cyl, One senior owner no rust new top & tires $4500 obo. 604-535-5997

BACH SUITE, own entry, close to bus & Tsaw Town Centre, NOW 604-943-7515 604-940-4129

To advertise in the Classifieds call

Scrap Car Removal

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


2 BR bsmt ste, Ladner, $850/mo, no laundry, no pets, no smoking, avail Feb 1, 604-727-3502 2 BR newly updated, nr dyke & farmland, w/d, $1000 +utils, Ref’s req’d, avail Now, 604-250-2275



Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, 1 bath, Ladner, 1 yr old, radiant heat, $700 incls utils & internet. Avail now 778-228-1258

Duplexes - Rent

1BDRM + DEN/1BTH Boundary Bay Newly renovated 1 bdrm + den in duplex, non-smoking, Mar 1 (small pet negotiable) $1,200 Monthly + utilities 604 943-9091


NEW RENO’D 2000sf 4bdrm, 3 bath, close to Tsaw. Town Centre & bus, NOW 604-943-7515 or 604-940-4129

2 NEW 1 BDRM suites $850 Incl util,w/d priv entry/yard NS, pets ok. 604-825-4525

Tsawwassen, CASA DEL SOL Studio, Large Balc. $700, Feb 1 incls heat & H/W, carpets, drapes, 2 appl, 2 elevators, underground parking avail. No dogs. Please Call 604-943-8954 or 604-488-4733


2005 GMC Envoy XL, 4X4, 7 pass, loaded, Hwy 200 kms, Clean, $6,900 obo. 604-535-5997

2005 GMC Sierra Stock# KK1373B $9995. Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

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

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

1996 TOYOTA Tercel, 114k, auto, a/c, 2dr Senior owned all records $2900 obo. 604-535-5997

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






EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. Sophia 604-805-3376 2009 HONDA Odyssey EXL, $28,888 5 sp/Auto, FWD, M625501A, Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108



Computer Services

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

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


Farrant Drywall RV’s/Trailers

2008 INFINITI G37, silver, manual, Stock# BB3091, $23,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331

Commercial Residential SANDY


946-8460 or 202-8319

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

8080 TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443


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

8087 1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866




landscape construction

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

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

604 948 5296




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

2012 TOYOTA Yaris, blue, manual, Stock# S13096A, $16,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331



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.

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

Fully Insured/WCB

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



HANDYMAN SERVICES Electrical, Gutters, Fencing, Plumbing, Carpentry, Flooring Renovations, Sheds, Contracting & more Affordable, friendly, fast, reliable, local, guaranteed

Call Paul 604-614-2250 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



604-649-0502 (cell)

2000 GMC Safari SLE 8 Pass. Loaded, Air Cared, Orig. Owner. $4,900. Call 604-594-2992

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

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends 2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

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

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


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


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

8140 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

604-218-4795 Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations


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



Rubbish Removal

RUBBISH REMOVAL Reasonable Rates, Free Est. Call Gary 604-897-3614

Rubbish Removal




including car batteries.

Rick Wegner 604 809 6822 604 952 0975

+ Rubbish Removal Reasonable rates

Tiles, Pavers & Stone



CERTIFIED & PROFESSIONAL PLUMBER/GAS FITTER for small/large jobs & renos. 15 years experience. Please call Clint 604-353-2241 Seniors discount


Hot • Renos or New Jobs • Boilers Water • Drain Camera Inspection Tanks • Water Jetting Flushing from $795



604-948-1703, 604-842-4198

over 25 yrs exp

Over 25 years serving South Delta

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

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


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

ROD’S HAUL IT AWAY 778-668-4285


Tree Services

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


Insured - Licensed - Bonded



Moving & Storage

Need Space? We Have It!

MINI & MOBILE STORAGE 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531


Personal -

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

2 locations: LADNER


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

Gated Access Reasonable Rates!

Lic - Ins - Bonded


Drainage, walls, removals, utilities, over 25 yrs exp. Call Lance 604-240-9340



QUALITY SERVICE FROM THE GROUND UP 2010 MAZDA 6 GS, $15,888, 65K, EH30195 Signature Mazda D#11029 1-855-781-5108



Lawn & Garden

Call 778-882-4128

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


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


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

604 240 9340

8075 2008 HONDA Fit, red, manual, gas mizer, Stock#BB3050A, $12,995 Richmond Suzuki 604-273-0331


over 25 years experience call Lance:

Boats Delta PC Service & Consulting

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


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

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


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


Power Washing

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

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

“You can’t always get what you want.”

(Rolling Stones)


Houses, Driveways, Patios, Windows

For AnythingYard Related! “Give us a Call!”



Moving & Storage

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

GET the best for your moving From $40/hr Licensed & Insured 778-773-3737


Painting/ Wallpaper

PAINT RITE BY RICH For all your Painting needs “Call Me – We’re Neighbours!” Richard Ryan 604-946-4889 604-649-4930

Member: Better Business Bureau 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

Call Ian Ferguson

Phone: 604.946.9395 Cell: 604.812.7255


Renovations & Home Improvement


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

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

OCL FINE HOMES • Complete renovation services • Design & project management • Renovations & new homes

over 25 years experience

604 240 9340

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

Rob 604-946-4796

So find it or sell it in our guaranteed classfied ads. No matter what you have to sell – a car, house, boat, furniture or collectible – guaranteed classified ads get the job done. Just list it and sell it for one low price.

$49 includes one print ad (in 3 markets), + one online ad (on 12 websites) until sold*. Craig can’t do that! Forget updating and monitoring ads. We do the work. You get what you need – guaranteed! Book today! Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

*some conditions apply


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A24 The Delta Optimist January 16, 2013



Stop! Don’t Tear Out That Old Jamb!





Brownstone Slate

Persian Marble


Antique Marble

Desert Sand


Country Gunstock Oak Pine


Graphite Slate



Available in sizes: 24” to 30” x 80”

2 panel


Scraped Dutch Chocolate

Scraped Coastal Spice

Scraped Pear

Scraped Desert Grey




• Planks click together, no underlay needed • Easy Click Installation • 2mm PVC top layer • Lifetime residential manufacturer’s warranty SQ FT • 6 patterns available

• 4mm Thick • 12” x 24” Tiles • Easy Click Installation • No underlay required • Water Resistant • Great selection! Available in 9 colours

• Patterned “handscraped” look • Easy to install click joint • No underlay needed • 30 Year mnfr. warranty • 4 patterns available



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269 SQ FT


• 5/8” x 3-1/2” • Tongue & groove • Staple, glue or float-in installation • Dark cocoa stain • Limited Quantities. Shop Early!




These fiberglass doors have a nice smooth finish. Low maintenance and energy efficient. • Prehung in a 4 9/16” jamb • Comes with brickmould • Primed • 32” & 36” • 6 Lite clear glass • Dentil Shelf add $59.99





BIFOLD DOORS Add the finishing touch to your homes interior. Hurry in for this budget pleasing price!

Country Maple



4 panel arch


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NAILDOWN • PREFINISHED • 3/4” x 3-1/2” • Limited Quantities. Shop Early!

Prehung & ready to install!


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2 panel arch

4 panel

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If your door jamb is in good condition & square, ‘why change it? Price includes mortise for hinge and door knob hole drilling, a $25.00 value! These panel doors are durable, resist warping, shrinking and cracking.

• Easy Click installation • 3 Strip • Full 86” plank • Your Choice! • Reg $4.99 now...

• Primed white and ready to paint • Smooth • 2 panel style • 24” available only EA.





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BASEBOARD #T301 1/2” x 3 1/4” LIN FT

BASEBOARD #T327 1/2” x 4 1/2”

BASEBOARD #T357 1/2” x 5 1/4”



1” x 6” x 8’


• Inswing or outswing • Assembled for 2” x 4” wall • Primed metal • $300.00 Installation fee includes: on site pre-measure • delivery and install of new door • install of interior & exterior moulding (hardware extra) • disposal of old door

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• 3/4” Thick 4’ x 8’ SHEET

4’ x 8’ SHEET





Save on in stock...

Prices in effect until Jan 27, 2013 or while supplies last!


SURREY • 604-597-2252



Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 5:30 Sat: 9:00 - 5:00 • Sun: 10:00 - 4:00 Need Delivery? No Problem! Just ask us!



Fax: 604-597-5761





Easy Installation! Professional Look! Combination tread and nosing one-piece step that completely covers up to a 11-1/4” x 48” stair tread. SOLID SOLID MAPLE OAK EA.

4’ x 8’ SHEET




• B-2 Grade • 3/4” Thick

Drop in and see our selection of mantels, shelves, corbels & brackets. Made from Maple, Cedar, Oak and other species. Huge selection to choose from!



4’ x 8’ SHEET





• A-2 Grade • 3/4” Thick




• E-Face • 3/4” Thick

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WITH INTERNAL MINI BLINDS * Installation is not included in door price EA.

CROWN #900 5 1/4”





CROWN #T424 4 1/2”


Surfaced 4 sides. MAPLE


CROWN #512 5 1/4”





WITH CLEAR ONE LITE * Installation is not included in door price


Works with most air compressors. Handy tool for installing mouldings. EACH 5/8” to 2” Brads

BASEBOARD #205W 5/8” x 4”


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These blades are great for laminate floors. CARBIDE


CASING #411A 5/8” x 2 3/4”

BASEBOARD #309 5/8” x 3 1/4”

73 AVE.



CASING #T100 1/2” x 2 1/2”

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Delta Optimist January 16 2013

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