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Local youngsters got an opportunity to get up close and personal with some slithery creatures last week when the Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall hosted a session with Mike’s Critters. The mall is running children’s programs every weekday during the two weeks of Spring Break.

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Delta backs inland port option Civic officials organizing tour of Ashcroft facility in effort to preserve farmland adjacent to Roberts Bank BY

SANDOR GYARMATI

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Delta is organizing a tour of the Village of Ashcroft’s container terminal with Lower Mainland port, rail and trucking officials. The fact-finding tour will take place in a couple of weeks. It’s the latest effort by Delta to convince those looking at port expansion at Roberts Bank that the Ashcroft inland terminal proposal remains a viable alternative. A meeting organized by Mayor

Lois Jackson has already taken place with various stakeholders, as well as Ashcroft Mayor Andy Anderson and the terminal owner, to discuss the alternative link for the Asia-Pacific Gateway corridor. Jackson said the Ashcroft terminal benefited from a multimillion dollar investment from Ottawa. This took place as Delta lost agricultural land to the South Fraser Perimeter Road, Tsawwassen First Nation and Deltaport container terminal expansion, she stated in a letter

last summer to various provincial and federal ministers. “As a council, we are extremely concerned that additional agricultural lands in Delta will be lost to the continued expansion of Deltaport and to satisfy the need for industrialized land to support port-related container-handling activities,” Jackson said. Noting the Ashcroft terminal is ready for business with its direct CP and CN Rail main lines connecting with Deltaport, Jackson said, “We cannot afford to lose

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any more prime agricultural land when viable alternatives exist to accommodate the growing need for industrial land.” She described the Ashcroft proposal as a win-win for both regions in that Delta and the Lower Mainland would benefit from reduced truck traffic, as well as the preservation of agricultural land, while the Thompson Nicola region would get a boost from the economic stimulus.

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A2 The Delta Optimist March 27, 2013

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Tsawwassen United Church 693 53rd St., Tsawwassen 604-943-2911 www.tsawwassenunited.org

~ Joint Services ~ with Ladner United Church Maundy Thursday, March 28th 7pm at Ladner United Church

Good Friday, March 29th 10am at Tsawwassen United Church

Easter Sunday, March 31st Sunrise Service 6:45am.

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We hope you will be able to join us for worship in this holy season. March 27 Wednesday - 11 am Holy Communion (BCP) followed by lunch March 28 Maundy Thursday - 5:30 pm Supper, Holy Communion (BAS) & ceremony of foot washing. The stripping of the altar follows. March 29 Good Friday - 10:00 am Meditation on the Passion of Christ March 30 Easter Eve - 7:30 pm Choral Concert (by donation) Schubert’s Mass in G & Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus March 31 Easter Day - 8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP) - 10:00 am Holy Communion. Community Choir, leading Schubert’s Mass in G. Full children’s and youth programmes

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“A Heart for God in the Heart of the Village” Joint Services Maundy Thursday - March 28th - 7 pm at Ladner United Rev Dan Kirkegaard preaching Good Friday - March 29th - 10 am at Tsawwassen United Rev Jim Short preaching

Easter Sunday • March 31st Celebrations 7 am Sunrise Service at Wellington Point Park 3653 River Road West, Ladner 9 am Intergenerational Worship with communion 11 am Traditional Worship with communion Everyone is Welcome!

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March 27, 2013 The Delta Optimist A3

Berner’s final appeal dismissed

It’s been almost five years since crash in East Ladner claimed the life of four-year-old Alexa Middelaer BY

JESSICA KERR

jkerr@delta-optimist.com

Last Thursday’s B.C. Court of Appeal decision marked the end of the road for Carol Berner. Following the judge’s decision to dismiss Berner’s appeal for a reduced sentence, one of her lawyers said, “It’s over,” meaning there will be no further appeals. Berner was convicted in the 2008 crash that killed four-year-old Alexa Middelaer and seriously injured her aunt Daphne Johanson. The pair was feeding a horse in the 4300block of 64th Street in East Ladner when a car, driven by Berner, plowed into them. She was convicted in July 2010 of impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. She was sentenced to 30 months in prison in November 2010. To date, she has only served two weeks of her sentence, having been out on bail pending appeals of her conviction and sentence. In court, Berner’s law-

Carol Berner received a 30-month sentence in late 2010, but has only served two weeks of it due to multiple appeals. yer, David Tarnow, argued the 30-month sentence is “excessive.” “The sentence imposed was outside the range,” he said. He also argued the con-

tent of some of the victim impact statements, including a video played by Michael Middelaer, Alexa’s father, of the little girl at a Christmas concert, should not have been played in

court during the sentencing hearing. “I felt that this was inappropriate for the setting,” Tarnow told the court. He said an already highly emotional situation was

PORT from page 1 Peter Xotta, Port Metro Vancouver’s vice-president of operations, told the Optimist the port has agreed to get more information and participate in the discussion, which is essentially a proposal to augment port expansion plans in South Delta. Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington said many companies and individuals, including opposition MLAs, have made the trip and found the inland port to be a viable and exciting addition to the Gateway concept. Europe makes extensive use of inland ports in order to relieve the industrial pressure on their marine terminals and it is time Port Metro Vancouver also decided to move in that direction, she said. Huntington added Ashcroft makes increasing sense to both CN and CP, given it is the only location on both main rail lines. “I also think it is important to note that the federal government is a strong supporter of the inland port concept and is partnering

with Ashcroft Terminals on an infrastructure project. There is absolutely everything to gain by making the Pacific Gateway a concept that provides jobs and business to locations other than the Port of Vancouver. It is, after all, about growing B.C., not just Vancouver port,” she said. Huntington said she has been briefed on the local discussions and hopes to take part in the tour. However, it’s not clear if the upcoming fact-finding mission will have any chance of altering plans for container capacity expansion in Delta. Xotta noted that although they’re willing to look at proposals, they also have to take into account the demands of the supply chain. “The way the supply chain works is dependent largely on the fundamental economics and the decision of private companies in the logistics industry. So we kind of view it as something that’s interesting for us to understand and, to the extent we can be support-

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escalated by the playing of the video and potentially influenced the judge’s decision. Outside the courthouse, Middelaer called the argument against the playing of

the video “repugnant.” After several hours of legal arguments, the threejudge panel took just a few minutes to dismiss the appeal. Middelaer said he was “pleasantly surprised” at the snap ruling in the case. “It’s rare that you see that,” said the dad. “This was dealt with in a serious and quick manner, so I was pleased.” However, Middelaer also expressed concern the entire process took so long. “Our goal is change,” he said. “It should never take this long. “This journey has been five years, which is longer than my daughter was alive.” This latest appeal marked Berner’s third attempt at overturning her conviction or getting a reduced sentence. Following her sentencing, Berner appealed her conviction in B.C. Court of Appeal. That appeal was dismissed last year. In February, Berner filed for leave to appeal her conviction in the Supreme Court of Canada. The court, however, dismissed her application last Wednesday.

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Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington said Ashcroft is a viable option. ive of something industry wants to do, we would look at that,” he said. “So far, it appears to us that the economic conditions to make that desirable for those in industry haven’t quite made it there yet, but who knows when that tipping point will be reached. At this point, we’re still in a fact-finding mode.” In a letter to Jackson last summer, former provincial transportation minister Blair Lekstron said an inland container terminal analysis seven years ago found the best location is as close to the port terminal as possible to maximize the efficiency of port-related truck opera-

tions. He also noted the best location for an out-bound container transload facility is as close to the source of exports as possible to maximize the efficiency of longhaul railway operations. According to Metro Vancouver, based on container traffic forecasts, improvements to existing infrastructure will not be enough to meet demand in the long-term. The port authority notes it’s still in the early stages of planning and development for the Roberts Bank Terminal 2, a new threeberth terminal that would be constructed next to the existing container facility.

Delta residents joined people across Canada and around the world to recognize Earth Hour over the weekend. In B.C., the province’s electricity load was reduced by 1.95 per cent during Earth Hour Saturday night. However, in Delta, the municipality’s overall electricity usage dropped by 2.9 per cent for that one-hour period — a significant increase over last year’s reduction of 1.2 per cent. The total provincial energy savings from Earth Hour participation since 2008 is 500.27 megawatt hours of electricity, the equivalent of turning off 40 million 12.5-watt LED light bulbs. Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund and supported provincially by B.C. Hydro.

The goal of the event is to encourage individuals to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics in an effort to conserve power and in doing so, demonstrate support for the fight against climate change. The top five B.C. communities for this year’s Earth Hour were: Comox, Courtenay, North Saanich, Sidney and Qualicum. The top two saw a reduction of almost 10 per cent. The Corporation of Delta is running an Earth Hour contest again this year. Tell the municipality how you saved electricity during Earth Hour and you will be entered to win an energy saving prize package. To be eligible to win send your name, contact information and your Earth Hour activity on or before Thursday, March 28 to cae@delta.ca.


A4 The Delta Optimist March 27, 2013

Delta to implement coal dust monitoring Samples to be taken this summer despite Westshore commiting $7 million to upgrade suppression equipment BY

SANDOR GYARMATI

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In what was described as “absolute freak incident” at Westshore Terminals coal port, last April a huge cloud of dust hovered over the area. At the time, Westshore general manager Denis Horgan said a sudden and unexpected gust of wind sent dust flying. He said the company takes wind very seriously and monitors it throughout the day.

Delta is undertaking a coal dust monitoring program because of concerns about emissions from the Westshore Terminals facility at Roberts Bank. CAO George Harvie recently confirmed the municipality is proceeding with a program to collect samples at a number of locations for approximately one month during the summer. The locations would be secure public property in Tsawwassen and/or residential properties from where Delta has received complaints. The samples will be analyzed in a lab using electron microscopy to determine if

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coal particulates are present implemented at the time of unloading in Montana, in the samples. Wyoming and Alberta are The study will be underno longer effective by the taken despite representatime the trains arrive in tives with the terminal Delta,” the report states. recently assuring Delta that A 2001 study of coal dust millions will be spent this year to upgrade coal dust emissions found Westshore suppression capabilities. Terminals emitted roughly Vice-president and gen715 tonnes of coal dust eral manager Denis Horgan annually, but after the facilappeared before Delta ity was upgraded in 2006, a council several weeks ago more recent coal emission to announce the coal port is estimate had emissions at planning to spend $7 mil177 tonnes in 2010. lion on new equipment. The report notes although Horgan also outlined the Metro Vancouver is the current system for suppress- regulatory authority for ing coal dust as the mateair quality in the Lower rial makes its way from the Mainland, it does not roumine to Delta to be shipped tinely test for coal dust. around the world. Its last coal dust sampling Currently, the facility program was conducted in has several different pieces 1998. of equipment used to help An air quality monitorkeep coal dust down. There ing station recently installed are 77 ground-level rain in Tsawwassen measures guns that use recycled fine particulate levels in water to wet the ambithe stockpiled ent air, but “There had been coal and 35 the source high mast of the parsome reports of sprays that ticulates clouds of dust spray clean are not water onto the blowing from the rail determined piles. cars on route to the through Horgan that moniterminal at Roberts said the comtoring, pany also uses Bank.” the report George Harvie states. water trucks to clean roads Another and sprays concern magnesium chloride a couin Delta, meanwhile, is an ple of times a year, which is application by Surrey Fraser also used on logging roads Docks to handle up to four to keep dust down. million tonnes of coal a His presentation was in year, with the potential to response to a letter from double that capacity in the Harvie voicing concerns future. about coal dust in the comThe application presents munity. similar concerns, namely “There had been some how coal dust will be conreports of clouds of dust trolled at the terminal as blowing from the rail cars well as during transportaon route to the terminal at tion to the facility, the staff Roberts Bank. Not only is report adds. this a potential air qualAddressing those ity issue but there are also concerns, Port Metro human health concerns Vancouver stated it “strives related to the inhalation of to ensure that new develdust particulates,” Harvie opments meet applicable said. standards and minimize An earlier staff report environmental and commuon the issue, which had nity impacts.” been pulled from council’s In a presentation to counagenda at the request of cil, Jeff Scott, president and Westshore Terminals, notes chief executive officer of that studies indicate the Fraser Surrey Docks, said, terminal is a significant “We’re looking for a dust source of coal dust, which emission-free facility.” is accumulating in the The coal dust issue is ocean sediments around the certainly not a new one for terminal. The report states Delta. In 1974, for example, finer coal particles are carmunicipal council called on ried by wind further afield, the federal government to however, the full extent of ensure rail cars delivering coal dust deposition isn’t coal be properly covered. currently known. Alderman Bill Reid at the “Of additional concern time quipped the Roberts is the release of coal dust Bank superport should be from rail cars transportdeclared a nightclub area so ing coal to the terminal. the municipality can impose Local observations suggest a cover charge on the open that mitigation measures CP Rail boxcars.


March 27, 2013 The Delta Optimist A5

Developer to host public consultation

Meeting set for next week to discuss application for final phase of Ladner’s Marina Garden Estates BY

JESSICA KERR

jkerr@delta-optimist.com

Public consultation in the proposed development for Marina Garden Estates continues next week. Captain’s Cove Marina and Polygon Homes are hosting a public consultation meeting next Wednesday to explore options for the final phase of the large-scale Ladner development. After about 200 people attended the first public information meeting in late January, Delta council asked the developer to hold additional consultation with the community. Civic planning director Jeff Day said feedback at the meeting and in comment sheets indicated most residents are not against development in general, but the proposal is not acceptable to the majority. A 400-signature petition against it was also submitted to the municipality, asking council to reject the application. Day said concerns from residents included the proposed density, height, hous-

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About 200 people attended a public information meeting on the Marina Garden Estates proposal in late January. The vast majority didn’t like what was being proposed, prompting Delta council to request the developer to meet with the public. ing form, traffic, parking and more. Located off Ferry Road, the first phases of Marina Gardens were completed

over two decades ago. Over the years several residential phases and a golf course were added. The 87-hectare (217-

acre) site had originally been approved for 1,426 homes, as well as the golf course, a 220-room hotel, a marina, a neighbourhood

pub and limited commercial uses. To date, 619 houses have been constructed, fewer than what had originally been planned.

Captain’s Cove Marina Ltd. and Polygon Homes are now proposing to alter the master plan for the final build-out, including dropping the hotel altogether. The revised plan would add only 65 single-family or duplex dwellings. The remaining 672 units would either be in one of four five-storey apartment buildings (360) or three-anda-half-storey townhouses (312). Many residents were upset with the increased density that proposal would have brought to the area, as well as the number of parking stalls proposed next to existing neighbourhoods and the increase in traffic. The public consultation meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ladner Community Centre. It will be a drop-in format. On Thursday, April 4 representatives from a number of Delta council committees will meet at the Ladner Community Centre to look at the application. That meeting will start at 7 p.m. and is open to the public for observation.

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A6 The Delta Optimist March 27, 2013

New headmaster falls for Tsawwassen Dean Croy relocates from Hong Kong to take position at Southpointe

Southpointe Academy has a new headmaster in Dean Croy. Born on the Prairies, Croy is a former college baseball player who played in the Vancouver area before going into teaching. He would go on to the administrative side of things at a Vancouver area private school and for several years at school in Hong Kong before landing at the Tsawwassen private school. Croy has two daughters, both attending Southpointe, who spent most of their young lives overseas, but he points out they’ve made a remarkably quick adjustment to living here. Q: Where are you living now? I liked it here in Tsawwassen so much, I

moved my family 10,000 in Canada. My kids know kilometres here and bought Hong Kong better than they a house in Tsawwassen. I do Canada. The school has hadn’t been out here a lot. been so incredibly welcomI’ve been all over B.C., but ing that my children haven’t not really in Tsawwassen. missed a beat. It’s much When I came harder for for a tour of the adults the school in the famand I had an ily than interview in the kids, the summer because with the board kids make Name: Dean Croy of directors, I friends so looked around Position: Southpointe quickly. the community Academy headmaster And in and thought a small Residence: Tsawwassen it was going school like to be a great this, you place to raise our children. find the community to be Q: How do your extremely welcoming and daughters like living in looking out for one another. Tsawwassen? Q: What got you interThey’re returning ested in teaching? Canadians. One was born Actually, it was coachin Asia and one was born ing that got me most inter-

ested in being a teacher. I coached junior men’s baseball one summer and I thought, ‘Wow, if I was a teacher I could make a living working with young people.’ I played for the Canadian national team for three summers, but I didn’t have a chance to turn pro, and I realized, ‘Gee, now I have to get a job.’ One of the jobs I had was coaching, and I realized through coaching I could mentor young people and teach them not just important baseball skills, but important skills for life. My first teaching job was at UBC at St. George’s School, and I think one of the reasons I got the job was because it was an all-boys school, and I think they look up to people who were athletic. It was a very good start to my career. I only ever went to public school, but I’ve only ever worked in private schools, which is interesting. Q: How closely do your students follow all the big social and local issues in

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New Southpointe Academy headmaster Dean Croy says Tsawwassen is a great place to raise his daughters. Delta? Our kids are like most kids in the world; they care about the world they will inherit. I think that’s what’s just great about being a teacher in today’s world.

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Ladner youngster turns birthday party into a cancer fundraiser Manelle Ayach raises over $400 by asking for donations, not presents

One local youngster eschewed birthday presents in lieu of gifts aimed at helping others. Before her recent 10th birthday party, Manelle Ayach of Ladner asked her mother if she could collect donations for the B.C. Cancer Agency instead of receiving presents. The little girl has had several family members stricken with the disease — she recently lost her grandfather, she has witnessed her aunt deal with a breast cancer diagnosis and her grandmother died of ovarian cancer just before she was born. “I want to help the doctors with their research to help fight cancer,” she told her mother. “We have had enough on our family.” Ayach collected more than $400. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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MURPHY’S LAW Should we desire Paterson Park to stay as a park, and I believe the vast majority do, then there’s really only one logical buyer. Unfortunately, that buyer doesn’t seem all that interested. It’s been about a year since Kwantlen Polytechnic University announced it would be putting its half of the prime piece of Ladner real estate up for sale. Kwantlen, which had held the property for almost two decades in the hopes of building a Delta campus, has now officially given up on that dream. It’s been stated here, and in many other places, that the municipality would be the natural purchaser, given it’s the one that provides us with parks and the fact it owns the other half of the property at the entrance to town. An advocacy group, Paterson Park for Deltans, certainly feels that way and is lobbying municipal hall with a 1,200name petition. All it got out of Delta earlier this month was a commitment to join with Kwantlen and the province to explore all options related to keeping the site in public hands and used for public purposes. I suppose such an approach could bear fruit, but it’s a far cry from the municipality stepping up to the plate and signing on the dotted line to ensure the site stays in public hands in perpetuity. Delta is balking at the potential cost, pointing to an assessment of $11 million as being too rich for our collective blood. It’s steep, there’s no doubt about that, but I get the impression the apprehension to move forward is as much about civic policy as it is with price tag. The mayor and her council are proud, and rightly so, of the results of their payas-you-go policy toward capital projects that has been in place for the last decade or so. It has prevented Delta from accumulating new debt and will have reduced the municipality’s overall debt to a relatively miniscule $2.6 million by year’s end. However, this aversion to incurring any more debt means opportunities to spend with the future in mind could be passed over, including the chance now before us to own Paterson Park in its entirety. If we didn’t incur some amount of debt, most of us would never own a home, so the idea of avoiding it at all costs isn’t necessarily the soundest strategy. That kind of debt can actually be beneficial in the long run. I’m certainly not advocating piling it up today to burden the generations of tomorrow, but not spending it now has the ability to shortchange them in other ways.

Budget shows Ottawa is still addicted to crony capitalism

MARK MILKE

GUEST EDITORIAL The federal Tories are addicted to picking corporate welfare winners and losers. If there was one theme in the recent federal budget, it was how chock full it was with new corporate welfare. The underlying refrain was how big government will help big business with your tax dollars. For example, early on in Budget 2013, it is clear that crony capitalism is scattered throughout the budget. On Page 6, Ottawa promises $1 billion to the aerospace sector over five years through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative. In addition, the federal government promises a new program for aerospace companies with an initial cost to taxpayers of $110 million over four years and then $55 million every year after that. So, over the next five years, Canada’s aerospace sector will receive almost $1.2 billion in new corporate welfare money. That’s only the start of the corporate welfare list. From Page 7: Ottawa will deposit $920 million into the Federal

Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, a corporate welfare slush fund, and spend $92 million on forestry businesses. Page 9: $60 million for the Venture Capital Action Plan (in addition to $400 million announced in January), $37 million for granting councils to help business commercialize their products and $325 million will go to so-called green technologies. Page 92: Ottawa will “partner” with the provinces to deliver $3 billion to the agricultural sector. It’s not clear how much will come from the federal government and how much from the provinces, but all such money originates with taxpayers (or future taxpayers, given Ottawa still runs red ink budgets). Page 117: A re-announcement of earlier plans to give $250 million to the automotive sector through the Automotive Innovation Fund. Page 118: Another $145 million for the Automotive Partnership Canada fund. Add it all up and Budget 2013, in conjunction with a few announcements earlier this year, provides $6.4 billion in new corporate welfare, courtesy of Canadian families. That number doesn’t include corporate welfare announced in previous budgets. Budget 2013 makes the usual defences for crony capitalism:

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jobs are created with the help of a micromanaging federal government. In his budget speech, the finance minister asserted the Conservative budget reflects a belief of Canadians that “their government will be a benign and silent partner in their enterprise.” I have three questions for the finance minister: How do you know Canadians want you to use their tax dollars to be a “silent partner” with business? Why must government be a “partner” in any business enterprise through loans and grants? Why not just let corporations compete without dragging taxpayers into the ring? Economists are clear that crony capitalism fails because it takes money from taxpayers and productive businesses and, in the case of businesses, transfers it to businesses in the same sector at the expense of the “giving” business. The official title of Budget 2013 was “Jobs, Growth, and Long-Term Prosperity.” It should have been “Grants, Subsidies and Eternal Business Handouts.” It should also have had a price tag attached for taxpayers on the front cover: $6.4 billion in new corporate welfare. Mark Milke is a senior fellow with the Fraser Institute and author of several studies on corporate welfare. His column was provided by Troy Media (www.troymedia.com).

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March 27, 2013 The Delta Optimist A9 Letters to the Editor

Extending SkyTrain best Converting ALR land to option for replacing tunnel industrial is detrimental to all ers that are on the road now and in the near future, but it will also eliminate green house gases that seem to be another current issue. Imagine the decrease in vehicles that make their way from the Islands to YVR airport if residents had the option to walk on the ferry and take rapid transit to downtown Vancouver or onto their holidays. Unfortunately, I would still need to be a single driver, as I need my truck for work. On the other hand, it would be convenient to get on the SkyTrain from Tsawwassen and head to downtown Vancouver. As it is now, I park and know many others that leave their vehicle at the River Rock station to go downtown for leisure outings. I am sure there must be cost difference to the five options proposed by the B.C. government and extending the current SkyTrain. The bottom line is what makes more sense in the long term. Lee Rente

railways, and whatever corporations hope to profit from such actions, pay attention to the wishes of the community. I, for one, applaud the actions of our Delta council in this instance. • As an aside, very little — if anything — is written about the increase in noise that an intermodal yard and more trains would bring to the citizens of South Delta, who live within normal hearing range of the railways and the port. Excessive noise is a component of our environment and needs to be kept in check. • As another aside, the acreage involved is 558 acres, not 600. I do not know if this is all under blueberry cultivation. Does Mr. Ries? Yes, perhaps it “ain’t broke” yet but we need to ensure that it doesn’t become that way. Anita den Dikken

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The construction of 2,200 homes at the Tsawwassen Shores development is well on it’s way to being built. This will add 5,200 more residents with a possible of 2,000 more single riders. The construction of Tsawwassen Mills, a 1.8 million square foot mall with retail, office and entertainment facility. There will be 17 anchor stores, a 600,000 square foot big box retail development with restaurants, hotels and theaters coming into the area. The possibility of the redevelopment of Southlands in Tsawwassen, adding more single family homes. I hope all this population increase has been taken into consideration. With the completion of the above due sometime in 2015, one can only imagine the increase of single drivers heading to the mall for shopping, work and entertainment from other metro Vancouver locations. Extending the SkyTrain seems to make the most sense. Not only will it eliminate more single driv-

Editor: In regards to the George Massey tunnel upgrade or replacement options. I cannot believe that the number one option would not be to extend the SkyTrain from the Brighouse station to the Ladner bus loop. Better yet extend the line to the B.C. Ferries terminal in Tsawwassen. I travel through the tunnel on a daily basis in the morning only to see extensive gridlock heading north and once through, there is gridlock heading south. In the afternoon the same scenario happens the other direction. I am not sure what the stats are exactly but I would estimate a good 80 per cent of them are single riders. I believe adding or improving the existing tunnel is just going to add to single driver traffic and not deal with the issues that need to be addressed. How many more single riders will there be once the following occurs:

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Editor: It was with the sense of deja vu, that I attended “Tunnel Spiel” Saturday, March 16 in Tsawwassen. Inside the room, the five options were placed on easels with little yellow post-it notes pasted around, with hovering experts ready to pontificate on each option. But I knew the answer already, the preferred option is a new bridge and highway complex crossing into Richmond, near 80th Avenue in Delta. How did I know? Almost a decade ago, while attending a same sort of meeting, with various options placed on easels, (as a historical note, the NDP started this easel trick with the Millennium Line) surrounded by post-it notes, a senior Ministry of Transportation bureaucrat told a small group of us that; “there would be no plans to extend the (then) proposed Richmond rapid transit line across the South Arm of the Fraser River, because it was already planned that the

next bridge across the Fraser would be a six to eight lane bridge crossing the river around 80th Avenue in Delta into Richmond and a second bridge crossing the North Arm to connect with Marine Way in South Burnaby.” One has only to look at the massive interchanges being constructed for the SFPR at highways 17 and 99, that the planning the 80th Avenue bridge is already underway and no one in the Ministry of Transportation has the moral fortitude to tell the public, so we have a sham series of public consultation, to appease the taxpayers and to pretend that; “they are contributing to the process.” Please, whoever is running this little dog and pony show to please stop and save the taxpayer some money and tell us the truth, the decision has been made. As usual, honesty and candor have never been part of regional transportation planning and I guess I would be hoping too much for a hint of change. Malcolm Johnston


March 27, 2013 The Delta Optimist A11

There’s a smart phone cover for every occasion BARBARA GUNN

K HUHMF L @SSD QR Last weekend, I bought some new clothes for my phone. One item is black, and one is springy yellow. Both are sleek and shiny and form fitting, and they make the phone look snazzy. For the longest time, the poor little thing wore the same thing day in and day out. For the longest time, its single piece of apparel — also known as its cover — was a little red affair. Sure, it was cute enough when I bought it. But after a while, well, you get the idea. Who among us would want to wear the same piece of clothing every day? So I broadened the wardrobe, something my husband does not understand. His phone, dare I say it, goes naked. “Look,” I said when I came home with my pur-

chases. “New covers for my I may be wrong, but I am guessing that more women phone.” than men put garments on The husband looked at their smart phones. them and raised his eyeWhy, whenever I take brows. transit — an exercise that “Why does your phone allows one to take the pulse need a cover?” he asked. of the public, if ever there I sighed. was one — I see women “ALL phones need covwith striped phone covers ers,” I said. “The yellow and polka dot phone covers is for those perky, warmer and plaid phone covers. days ahead. And the black There are is for evefurry phone nings out.” “I may be wrong, but covers (no The husI am guessing that doubt for band nodthose colder ded. But he more women than and clearly didn’t men put garments on days) nylon phone get it. covers (no “I wonder, their smart phones.” doubt for the though,” he opposite) and phone covers repeated, “why does your for everything in between. phone need a cover?” “But I wonder,” said the I considered the question. husband, “if you’re putting “Hmm,” I said. “Partly a cover on your cell phone, to protect it, I guess — you why not a cover for the know, in case it’s dropped. house phone? Or for the But it’s also a matter of answering machine?” style. Really, you can’t “Easy,” I said, waving my go anywhere without seecell. “This one goes out in ing phones with covers. public.” Everyone — well, all And this, of course, is women anyway — like to what the cover is all about. invest in clothes for their It serves to do more that phones.” protect the phone. It makes And it is, I venture to the smart phone smarter. say, a bit of a gender thing.

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amendments fail with this government. But in the end, we all supported the bill on the premise that something was better than nothing and one doesn’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water. The seniors’ advocate can at least look at systemic challenges and can report — to the minister — on issues that he or she believes to be important to the welfare of seniors generally. We can only hope that circumstance and courage will let the advocate do the job that needs to be done: but when you are a deputy minister and report to the minister, public criticism of your own ministry is a little difficult. Real, independent oversight is critical when bureaucracies hold people’s lives in their hands. So we wait and hope that time will bring change and that a truly independent seniors advocate will one day become a reality.

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Carol Benson-Hitch aims to help get South Deltans moving Carol Benson-Hitch offers Urban Poling/Nordic Walking classes as well as personal training with her new business, CFS-Carol’s Fitness Solutions. “Basically, it’s about getting people out there and moving. That’s my main goal,” says BensonHitch, who has spring sessions beginning in April. Using poles makes walking a little more intense, she notes. “It’s a good in-between phase for walkers and people who can’t run anymore.” Urban Poling, a North Vancouver company, makes poles with no wrist straps but with a ledge on the handle to allow the walker to push down to engage specific upper body muscles, she notes. She teaches a fitness style of walking in her

classes but if somebody wants to work one-on-one with her, she can do more of a rehab style training with them. Benson-Hitch, who offers one-on-one as well as duet personal training, says she’s keen to work with people new to fitness and is understanding to clients needs. She was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 37. “So I can understand what people are going though when it comes to pain and inflammation.” Benson-Hitch is also a fitness instructor with the Corporation of Delta. She has a background as a rehab therapy assistant. CFS-Carol’s Fitness Solutions can be reached at 604-339-5985, by email at carol@carolsfitnesssolutions.com or like her Facebook page at www. facebook.com/carolsfitnesssolutions. Carol Benson-Hitch of CFSCarol’s Fitness Solutions offers Urban Poling/Nordic Walking classes.

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The Delta Chamber of Commerce presents an Enterprising Delta Women – Affinity Table Session. With six or eight to a table, participants can talk about marketing, social media, business plans, partnerships or other topics. The session is set for Wednesday, April 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Augustine House, 3820 Arthur Drive, Ladner. It costs $15 or bring a friend for $25. Register at www.deltachamber.ca. • Chamber members can register for a teleseminar on business tools. Based on Scott Armstrong’s soon to be released book, Let the Tiger Bite You, the teleseminar is aims at anyone charged with leading their organization to future success. The teleseminar takes place April 11 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Delta chamber members can register at www.deltachamber.ca.


March 27, 2013 The Delta Optimist A17 In the Community

Upcoming workshop puts focus on dementia Dementia expert Teepa Snow is coming to Tsawwassen for one day only to educate families and health professionals on what it feels like to have this age-related illness, and teach practical care tips in a safe and fun environment. With more than 30 years of experience in geriatrics, Snow is an occupational therapist and advocate for people living with dementia. She will be at South Delta Baptist Church for two sessions on Friday, April 5.

Based in North Carolina, Snow provides educational and training sessions to organizations and care providers throughout the U.S. and Canada, and regularly lectures for gerontology and health professional programs at colleges and universities. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and has received numerous accolades for her expertise in geriatrics, dementia care, and teaching skills. Dementia is an umbrella term for brain illnesses that cause

severe loss of mental ability and reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. There are a number of different forms of dementia caused by different physical changes to the brain, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most common and wellknown type. According to the Alzheimer Society of B.C., close to 70,000 people in the province currently suffer from dementia, and as we face an aging population, the prevalence of dementia in B.C. is growing quickly.

Recognizing the need for more education around this age-related illness in the Delta area, leaders from The Waterford seniors’ community felt their residents, their residents’ loved ones, and the greater community would benefit greatly from the expertise of a specialist like Snow. Whether you’re a health care provider, a family member, or a friend of someone living with dementia, these sessions will be highly educational to better understand how the brain works (and doesn’t work) for someone

living with this disease, and learn new skills to provide the best care possible for someone living with dementia. Admission is by donation with all proceeds will be split between two local charities — the Delta Hospice Society and Deltassist. The morning session runs from 9:30 a.m. until noon, and the afternoon session is from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The event is being sponsored by The Waterford and the B.C. Activities Coordinators Association (BCACA).

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Earthwise Society’s spring programs offer a range of options to help you learn more about the food you eat and how it gets to your table. Every day we hear about vanishing farmlands, increasing difficulties for young farmers to get started, and new worries about the food we eat. What is a consumer to do? Earthwise Society’s Food for Thought uses a lively and engaging format to introduce you to the some of the issues impacting sustainable agriculture. This program combines readings and group discussion followed by hands on learning at the Earthwise Farm. Food for Thought has grown out of a sustainable resources course offered by Earthwise Society in partnership with Delta School District. Food for Thought begins Wednesday, April 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation. Increasingly, people are taking the issue of growing food into their own hands — and gardens. To help you get started, Earthwise is bringing back the Vegetable Gardening Month by Month series. Offered on the second Saturday of every month, our farm staff will share their expertise to take you step by step to a successful and abundant harvest. The program starts April 13 at 11 a.m. and costs $10. If you are contemplating a food related career, consider becoming an Earthwise Farm Apprentice. This volunteer program takes a customized approach to hands on learning and is designed to help people explore an interest in farming while gaining experience under the direction of the Earthwise Farm staff. For more information, contact Earthwise Society at 604-946-9828, or visit www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca. Preregistration is required. The Earthwise Farm and Garden is located at 6400–3rd Ave. in Tsawwassen.

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According to a 2012 report in Brides magazine, the average Canadian couple spends slightly more than $23,000 on average for their big day. While many couples find the cost of a wedding is well worth it, others would like to find ways to save so their big day isn’t a budget-buster. Such savings aren’t always easy to come by, especially for couples with a very distinctive picture in mind of what their wedding should be. However, even couples strongly committed to a certain wedding style might change their minds once they realize how much such a dream wedding will cost. For those couples as well as couples who simply want to save some money, the following are a few ideas to avoid busting your budget without venturing too far from your dream wedding. • Trim the guest list. The guest list is perhaps the easiest place to begin saving money. Many reception halls will charge by the head, so consider if you really need to invite 150 guests or if 100 will do. Such trimming can save you a substantial amount of money. For example, a banquet hall that charges $200 per guest will cost couples with a guest list of 150 $30,000 for the reception alone. Cutting that guest list to 100 reduces that cost by $10,000. When putting together the guest list, remove those candidates who would best be described as acquaintances. This can include coworkers with whom you don’t socialize, as well as old college friends to whom you rarely speak. Distant cousins you haven’t spoken to in years can also be cut from the list. • Don’t go overboard on the gown. The disparity between gown costs in the United States and Canada should paint a good picture of how easily brides can save money on their gowns. According to a survey of wedding trends conducted by Weddingbells, an online resource for Canadian brides, the average Canadian bride in 2011 spent just under $1,800 on her wedding gown, while the average American bride spends roughly $1,100 on her gown. Though the reasons for that disparity are unclear, it’s safe to say there are savings to be had for brides who don’t want to break the bank paying for their wedding gowns. • Get hitched in the off-season. Many couples prefer to get married sometime between the months of May through October. During these months, venues and

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March 27, 2013 The Delta Optimist A19 Bridal

Wedding organization tips Couples planning a wedding quickly realize just how challenging a task that planning can be. From paring down the guest list to arranging the music to choosing a menu for the reception, couples must make several decisions when planning their big days. Staying organized when planning a wedding is no small task, as the planning can be spread out over several months or even more than a year, making it difficult to keep track of what has and hasn’t been done. The following are a few organization tips that should help couples keep on track when planning a wedding. • Write things down. Whether you write things down the old-fashioned way in a notebook or jot down notes in a tablet, write down your plans as you go. Write down important phone numbers, vendor information and all the other details you’ll want instant access to. It’s important that such notes are taken in something that’s portable, allow-

ing you to jot down notes immediately as opposed to forcing you to remember until you arrive home. • Create a to-do list. A to-do list is another great way to stay organized when planning your wedding. As you make certain decisions, simply strike those tasks from the list. This way you will know which tasks you’ve polished off and which ones you still need to work on. • Create a wedding calendar. Keep a calendar devoted specifically to the wedding. Include appointments with vendors and information regarding payment schedules and other deadlines on this calendar. If you set any deadlines for yourself, such as when you prefer to choose a band for the reception, jot these deadlines down on the wedding calendar as well. • Take a digital camera along when shopping for your wedding. Many couples want to explore their options before making any decisions with regard to attire, floral bouquets

and other aspects of the wedding. But it can be difficult to remember all of the things you might have seen throughout the process. Bring a digital camera along when shopping so you won’t have to rely strictly on memory when making your final decisions. As you take pictures, upload them to your computer so when the time comes to make a decision, those photos are easily accessible. • Delegate certain tasks. Even couples that consider themselves taskmasters can benefit from delegating some tasks when planning a wedding. This can save you some time and make it easier to keep track of everything. When delegating, ask friends or family to handle those tasks that don’t require a personal touch. For example, ask a best man or maid of honor to arrange for guest transportation to and from the airport. It’s not too much responsibility, but it’s one less thing for busy couples to worry about.

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March 27, 2013 The Delta Optimist A21 In the Community

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Mark Pearson, who has gone on to become the youngest player on Canada’s Senior National Field Hockey team, was the first recipient of the Kiwanis Delta Memorial Sports Award. currently playing on the Canadian team while Sara McManus is playing on the Canadian team. Delta Sport Council truly believes in our local athletes and wants to help them to aspire to reach their goals. One way we can do this is by helping them financially. The council was very pleased when the Kiwanis Club approached us with this idea. The Kiwanis Club embraces our beliefs and challenges the other service groups of Delta to also give a financial award to our aspiring Delta athletes. Do you know that Canadian athletes have to pay for their own travel costs even when represent-

ing Canada? Do you know how hard it is for sports groups to get financial support? Unlike many organizations, local and provincial sports cannot apply for charitable status and so are unable to give tax receipts. When an athlete is carded they receive some financial support from Canada depending on their ranking in the sport but what about those who are still aspiring to be the top in their sport? With limited funding for sports, our talented athletes may be unable to afford not only their training but also the international travel that is required. Although sport brings pride to a community, a province and a country, it

is very under-funded and lacks the recognition it deserves. The council realizes that sport can be a financial hardship to individuals. Besides the natural physical ability of the individual, an athlete needs to excel, have good coaching, good facilities and equipment — and the support of family and community. The Delta Sport Council wishes to assist Delta athletes as they aspire for excellence by continuing to encourage them, promote them, and with financial assistance. Contact carlenelewall47@gmail.com or phone 604-943-0460 for an application.

Where does this take place? Delta Parks and Recreation Preschool, North Delta Recreation Centre How often do you participate? 2 days/week How long have you been involved? Since September What do you like best about this activity? Playing with dolls and the dollhouse, colouring and puzzles How does it benefit your life? It’s fun. What other things do you do to keep active? I like to ride my bike. Did you know that in addition to strengthening socialization skills – how to compromise, be respectful of others and problem solve – preschool provides a place where your child can gain a sense of self, explore, play with her peers and build confidence. Encouraging kids to be imaginative and to socialize fosters creative, well-rounded individuals. As well as the popular Parks and Recreation Preschool, Delta also offers other fun and creative social activity programs for preschoolers, including ABCs & 123s, Ooey Gooey Art, Blossoming Ballerinas and Chefs on the Run. Many of these programs require parent participation, giving the family a chance to play together in a social setting. For a full listing of drop-in and registered programs for preschoolers, children, youth and adults, view the Spring 2013 Leisure Guide online at www.delta.ca or call (604) 952-3000.

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March 27, 2013 The Delta Optimist A23 Feedback

The province recently unveiled options for the George Massey Tunnel replacement as the another phase of the public consultation process got underway. Among the options were maintaining the existing

tunnel, a new tunnel, a new bridge, twin the existing tunnel with a bridge or maintain the existing tunnel and add a tunnel or bridge at 80th Street in Delta and No. 8 Rd. in Richmond. The Optimist asked:

What do you think of the tunnel options?

Terry Christian It should be both. The tunnel was designed for the village of Ladner and the village of Tsawwassen. Cleaning up the tunnel is just a joke, it’s still the tunnel, still the same lanes, still the same slow-ups.

Sharon Davis It’s desperately in need of replacing, not upgrading. It’s not wide enough. Either or; a tunnel and a bridge or a bridge. I used to travel quite a bit and it was because of the tunnel that I switched to a job closer to home.

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

Paul Chase I think a bridge at No. 8 Road would take pressure off the tunnel. If that took a lot of the heavy traffic away from the tunnel, like the truck traffic, which is terrible — trucks everywhere.

Doug Brackman Keep the tunnel and add a bridge.

Jane Maxwell Upgrades to the tunnel. But of course to keep people out of their cars you have to have improved public transport. But upgrades could be done right away.

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March 27, 2013 The Delta Optimist A25 Coming Events Clubs & Groups #The Tsawwassen Early Bird Golf Club, founded in 1991 for men over 55 years, currently has membership openings. Founded on fellowship, camaraderie, and a healthy life style for seniors, members began play March 15 to mid-October. They teeoff Mondays and Fridays between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m. at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course. Play includes monthly and round robin Tournaments. The $45 membership fee includes yearend AGM Luncheon. For membership application and information contact Mike Hatfield: email prodigicalson@eastlink.ca or phone 604- 943-8082. #On Wednesday, March 27 the Ladner Single Parents Support Group wishes to invite single parents with dependant children to a free dinner at the Ladner Christian Reformed Church, 4594-54A St. Doors open at 5:10 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. For further information please contact Diane at 604-046-7033. #In celebration of World Cultures Month, the George Mackie Library, 8440-112 Street, Delta invites you to hear six culturally diverse Canadians share their personal experiences during

Telling Our Stories, an intimate evening of storytelling on Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. #Canadian Mental Health Association Delta Offers a Family Support Group for individuals supporting someone with a mental illness on the second and fourth Wednesday every month: 7 - 9 p.m. Next Meeting takes place on Wednesday, March 27 at Delta Hospital, 5800 Mountain View Blvd., Ladner. Call CMHA Delta for info at 604-943-1878. #Do you love to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Then come to the Tsawwassen Library, 1321A 56th St., for a fun afternoon of gaming and free pizza on Saturday, March 30, 1 - 5 p.m. Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies. #Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe has most ‘Collectible Sale’ items on half price. Shop now to avoid PST starting April 1.

#The Tsawwassen Mens’ Golf Club is accepting members for the 2013 season at King’s Links Golf Course for play on Tuesday afternoons. (12 noon & on) The season begins Tuesday April 2. Interested individuals can contact Doug Reynolds at 604-940-0770. #French classes for adults are organized by PAC of public French school Ecole Bois-Joli in Tsawwassen (785-49th St.) starting April 2. For more info e-mail mpennors@telus.net. #Enterprising Delta Women - Affinity Table Sessions at Augustine House, 3820 Arthur Dr., 5 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Cost: $15. Presented by Delta Chamber of Commerce. #Calling all golfing ladies. Would like to play at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course on Thursday morning starting April 4. Special rates apply. If you are interested please call Mary

Fraser at 604 940-7730. #Author Sandra Yuen MacKay visits the Tsawwassen Library and discusses her book My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness on Thursday, April 4, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. on your calendar and plan to attend this author reading, as Sandra raises awareness of mental health issues as she describes her struggle with mental illness. #Delta Nature invites you to join them for a slide presentation by Peter Ward entitled, “Zimbabwe - a Winter Birdwatchers’ Paradise” on Monday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Cammidge House, Boundary Bay Provincial Park, Tsawwassen. Info: 604-9466127 or ungulate@live.ca. #The Tsawwassen Tuesday Ladies Golf Club is welcoming new members for the 2013 season. We are currently playing out of Kings Links Club on 72nd

Avenue and Ladner Trunk Road, Delta. Our season opens on April 9 with a breakfast meeting at Coast Tsawwassen Inn 1665-56th St. at 9 a.m. For more information contact Pat or Diane at tsawwassenladiesgolf@ gmail.com. #On Wednesday, April 17, the Delta Chamber of Commerce holds an AFTER 5 Business Social at Tilbury Ice, 7187 Vantage Way, 5 - 7 p.m. Cost: $15 or bring a friend for $25. Fund Raisers #Rockin’ for Reach benefit concert and dance with Incognito, Jerry Doucette and friends. Saturday, April 13 at KinVillage Community Centre 543010th Ave., Tsawwassen. Tickets $20 at Videoland Tsawwassen and Ladner. Proceeds to Reach Child and Youth Development Society. www.facebook. com/rockinforreach. #Bridge and Afternoon

Tea IODE Boundary Bay Chapter Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 24, 1 - 4 p.m. All Saints Anglican Church, 4755 Arthur Dr., Ladner. $10 per person. Tea/coffee and sweets will be served. Door prizes. This event is a fun social outing for players at all levels. Arrange a table with your friends. Call Frances at 604-943-1119 for tickets. Arts #Join us at Open Stage! Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. Entertain and be entertained. Tsawwassen Arts Centre. $4 at the door. Call 604-943-9437 . The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls, please).

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Golf can be both relaxing and frustrating. clubs, and this can be a great and inexpensive way to find the right clubs for you. • Take lessons. Even the very best at self-teaching might find it extremely difficult to become a selftaught golfer. When first trying your hand at golf, take some lessons and don’t expect to be playing 18 holes any time soon. Before hitting the course, where you might be discouraged and you might frustrate those golfing behind you,

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Defence pair will stick together Graduating Ice Hawks blueliners to suit up for Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack next season

Graduating Delta Ice Hawks blueliners Alex Martin and Ryan Cuthbert will remain teammates next season for the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack. The pair enjoyed an outstanding career in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League and are part of the Kamloops school’s 2013 recruitment class. “I am most pleased and excited about acquiring one of the better if not the best defensive pairs out of the PJHL,” says WolfPack head coach Don Schulz. “They are both good sized, athletic defencemen who are tough to play against. They don’t shy away from physicality, are mobile and provide significant offensive contributions as well. I met both of them after our last game

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Alex Martin says he’s excited to go to the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack along with Ice Hawks defence partner Ryan Cuthbert. past, although it seemed almost too good to be true. I thought the chances were very slim.” The two have been defense partners for the past three seasons with the Ice Hawks, who captured the PJHL title in 2012. Cuthbert had committed to Thompson Rivers initially after looking at both Selkirk College and the University of Victoria. He will be taking courses

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towards a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. “I decided on TRU because of the wide variety of courses they offered, the location and the reputation of both the school and the hockey program.” Cuthbert lists his strengths as being decision making, physical presence, passing accuracy and positional play. Martin feels his puck movement and physi-

cal play are his strengths. Ice Hawks coach Dave McLellan is familiar with both the B.C. Hockey League (former head coach) and the BCIHL (was an assistant coach with SFU). He couldn’t be happier that his two players are moving to Thompson Rivers. “You have made two very good selections,” he says. “Both Alex and Ryan are quality people and are above average players.”

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against Trinity in Langley and was very impressed with their demeanor and maturity.” Martin is 6’2”, 200 pounds and had six goals and 23 assists in 43 games along with 78 penalty minutes. “I am really excited to be coming to TRU and to be able to play alongside Ryan,” he says. Martin will be taking courses towards a Police and Justice diploma at Thompson Rivers. “I am hoping to contribute towards a successful season in 2013-14,” adds Cuthbert, who is 6’2”, 185 pounds. “It’s great to be able to continue to be teammates with Alex. We talked about it in the


March 27, 2013 The Delta Optimist A29

Zou shines for Dolphins

Thirteen-year-old Paul Zou led an outstanding showing by the Winskill Dolphins at the recent B.C. AAA Short Course Swimming Championships in Saanich. Despite bringing just 22 swimmers to the four-day meet, the Dolphins finished 11th overall — earning a whopping 33 medals including 17 gold. “Going into the meet, our team mission was simple: show up to every race,” said head coach Ben Keast. “We did that and the results took care of themselves. The swimmers were professional and poised. They harvested the fruits of their hard work and took away some great lessons for future training and competition.” Zou thrived in the 25metre length pool, earning medals in each of his seven races. He claimed provincial titles in the 100, 200 and 400 freestyle races. He also added gold in the 100 and 200 butterfly events. His outstanding weekend concluded with silver in the 50 and 1500 freestyle. Both of Zou’s fly races were meet and club races. His 200 and 400 freestyle times were the fastest in the country by a 13-year-old this season.

Zou received Swim B.C.’s Regional Development Award, along with $125 in prize money. It was also terrific competition for another 13-yearold Dolphin. Tai Long Singh reached the podium in all six of his races, including gold in the 100 and 200 backstroke, along with the 400 individual medley. He added silver in the 100, 200 and 400 free races. His winning backstroke times were the fastest in Canada for his age category. Dalton Boon swept all four of his para-swimming events, winning the 50, 100 and 200 free, along with the 100 fly. The 18-year-old’s winning time in the 50 was just 0.2 seconds off the Canadian record. Markus Thormeyer also batted 1.000 when it came to earning medals. The 15year-old won seven of them in as many tries, highlighted by gold in the 100 and 200 back, along with 100 fly which was performed in a meet record time. His 1500 metre silver medal swim was a whopping 19-second improvement on his personal best time. He added another silver in the 50 free and bronze in the 200 free. His 200 back clocking was

the fastest in Canada and helped earn him an invite to Swim B.C.’s prestigious Prospects West camp and duel meet in Kamloops next month. Gabriel Lee, 16, returned home with six medals, including gold in the 400 IM and 100 fly. He added silver in the 200 free and back, along with bronze in the 1500 free and 200 IM. Other Dolphin performances included: Nunu Singh, 15: 100 back (bronze), 100 fly (bronze). Sidney Peake, 16: 400 IM (bronze), 200 free (6th), 400 IM (7th). Sarah Yeo, 15: 100 back (6th), 400 IM (8th), 200 fly (8th). Kiersten Gilberg, 14: 100 breast (4th), 200 breast (4th). Taylor Reilly, 14: 100 breast (5th), 200 breast (6th). Patrick Sheppard, 17: 200 breast (7th). Colette Summers (15): 200 IM (8th). Amy Kowbel, 15, Vito Zou, 17, Aleckxeis Aficionado, 14, Melissa Kwantes and Kiana Beaton, 17 all swam personal or seasonal best times. Joshua Yeo, 11, Rachel Yeo, 14, Ali Gracan, 15 and Duco Schuurman Hess, 13, showed plenty of promise in their AAA championship debuts.

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The Delta Wild minor midget hockey academy is already enjoying success on and off the ice. “The Delta School District and South Delta Minor Hockey have partnered to provide a unique opportunity for 15-yearold boys who are talented hockey players looking to hone their skills,” said Ian Gallagher, director of player development with the school district’s South Delta Hockey Academy, which operates out of South Delta Secondary School. Midget hockey bracket in B.C. is for 15-to-17-yearolds. This grouping often means that at the elite level the younger players do not make the teams because they are often much smaller than the 17-year-olds. Realizing the demand for 15-year-olds to play at this level, the South Delta Hockey Academy and South Delta Minor teamed-up to create a new team for these players — the Delta Wild. The players are registered in the hockey academy where they have two school blocks dedicated to hockey. During one block every other morning they

Delta Wild do skill development and conditioning with the rest of the hockey academy students. The second block is every other afternoon and is focused on team development. Despite the fact that they have only been playing together for several months, the players are doing exceptionally well. “Having the opportunity to train and play at the elite level has been incredibly beneficial for these players. I have seen vast improvement in their skill level already,” said Gallagher. The Wild are strictly a tournament team. Thus far, the Wild have played in Calgary twice, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Wenatchee,

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All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Delta Optimist will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration.

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RUETZ, Orville Nicholas Mar 09, 1913 - Mar 19, 2013 Born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Mar. 9th, 1913, second oldest of 10 siblings. Orville passed peacefully into the hands of his maker with his loving wife Helen of 70 years and family by his side on March 19th. Father to Sheryn Weinberger (Frank), Dale Hoegler (Helmut), Van Ruetz (Barb), Brenda Besth (Vann) Stan Ruetz (Maureen) blessed with 18 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Moved to Ladner with his family in 1955, never leaving the Delta area. He was the dealer of the Chevron Station, Ladner Centre Service until retiring in 1978 and was respected by many a Delta farmer as the mechanic who could fix any piece of machinery. Dad was a devout Catholic who lived his life guided by his deep faith in God, his example a lesson to many.Strangers knew him by his colorful wardrobe which reflected every season. Dad, we will miss your presence but always remember your deep love of family. Funeral was held on March 26th at Sacred Heart Parish. In lieu of flowers please make donations to prostatecancer.ca

March 23, 1916 - March 22, 2013 Our beloved mom, grandma and greatgrandma, Ruth Honeyman passed away peacefully in her sleep one day shy of her 97th birthday. Ruth was predeceased in 1992 by her husband of 52 years, Jack. She was also predeceased by her four brothers. Ruth is survived by her two children: Donna (John) Linke and Doug (Sheila) Honeyman; her four grandchildren: Tara (Simon), Lael (Graham), Derek, and Erin (Scott) and her five great-grandchildren of whom she was incredibly proud: Elise, Claire, Liam, Grayson and Link. She was lucky to be so well cared for by the staff of Augustine and Haven House. She was an active member of Eastern Star, McKee House and Ladner United Church. A Celebration of her life will be held at Ladner United Church, 4960 - 48th Avenue, Delta, BC, on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society, 600 – 686 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 9Z9 or the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 260 – 7000 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3Z5. She was always so happy to see us arrive and sad to see us go. “We feel the same way, Grandma. We love you lots. You are missed!” Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

DREW, Meryl Ruby

Meryl Ruby Drew, passed away peacefully at Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner on March 22, 2013, at the age of 82 years. She will be sadly missed by her sons James (Sharon) and Allan; grandchildren Michelle Johnston, Justine Drew, Chris Drew; great-grandchildren Madeline, Kade and Paxton, and her siblings Glen (Vi) Maw and Margaret (Bob) Duguay. She has now been reunited with her husband, Earl. There will be no service by her request. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Foundation, 600 - 686 Broadway West, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 9Z9 or Irene Thomas Hospice, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC, V4K 4L8 would be greatly appreciated. “Mom, we know that you are now safe in the arms of your Lord and Saviour.”

Delta Funeral Home 604-946-6040

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PART-TIME OFFICE CLERK - Manufacturing Co. in Delta/Tilbury Duties include: Invoicing, filing, general office duties and reception relief. Previous office experience, be fluent in English, familiar with excel, competent using a computer. Reply to: alexisvenco@telus.net

Nov. 7th, 1924 - Mar. 12th, 2013 Ted was taken from us after a brave battle with cancer and peacefully and painlessly went to sleep. Ted is survived by his wife Winona. Also survived by sister Betty (Brunner) and many nephews, niece and family. Ted will be greatly missed by all who knew him but will be forever in our hearts. Ted and Winona were long time residents of Tsawwassen, from 1953 until now. After many years RV’ing, they were spending all their time in their favorite and best place in the continent, Delta. No service by request. A donation to Delta Hospital Foundation in Ted’s name would be greatly appreciated.

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COOKE, Murray William Aged 57, of Tsawwassen BC passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17th at Irene Thomas Hospice, with his loving wife by his side. He is survived by his Father, John (Liz) Cooke, his brother’s Gary, Lorne and families, wife Catherine Morosoff, his children Cailyn (Steve) Bays, Ali (Nick) Roddam, and the granddaughter’s he adored, Dylan and Mikayla. A Memorial will be held on Saturday, March 30th at the Kirkland House, on Arthur Drive in Ladner, BC, from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The family would like to express their deepest thanks to Dr. Duncan and her team at the Irene Thomas Hospice.

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LOST DOG, Jordy, missing since Nov 2, Seen in Point Roberts on Mar 22nd & 25th (If able to take a photo it would help to identify him), might still be wearing turquoise collar. Sm mixed breed, resembles a Fox. Very skittish/shy. If seen please call anytime 604-454-4257 604-946-9968 or 604-424-4121

DENONI - Genefa Jean

Passed away in the presence of her close immediate family on March 14th, 2013 at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminister, B.C. 'Jeanie' was born on March 13, 1938. She was an amazing Nonna, mother, wife and friend. Nonna will be remembered for her big heart and beautiful blue eyes. NonnaJean lived a full life growing up in Vancouver, raising a family in Ladner, working at Delta Hospital, entertaining friends and family at home, gardening, cooking, and traveling to Europe. The family would like to thank all whom have cared for Nonna. Nonna will be missed by her family: Sasha, Fawn, Cary, Michael, Rita, Violet, Kenny, Chelsey, Adam and Nick. A celebration of Jeanies life will take place at Ladner Christian Fellowship, Thursday, March. 28th, 2:00pm. In memorial, for Jeanie, donations can be made to the South Delta Food Bank.

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SPORT BC (Richmond) hiring F/T Accounting Bookkeeper. Courses in acct or bkpg combined with sev. yrs of exp. req’d. $36k/yr. Forward resume to sportbc@yahoo.ca

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FREE WORK BC JOB FAIR! @ 7297 Kingsway,Burnaby! March 27! 1-4pm!

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0874667 BC Ltd (Coq) hiring Carpenter Helpers. Exp. an asset but not mandatory. $18 hr/35 hr wk. E-Res: 0874677@gmail.com FULL-TIME CERTIFIED HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service and repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or Email: nhalliday@bailywesternstar.com

SEASONAL GREENHOUSE WORKERS General greenhouse work involved in propagating, growing and harvesting vegetables. $10.25 per hour. Fulltime work Mon to Sat. Experience is an asset Houweling’s Tomatoes 2776 64th Street, Delta Fax 604-946-9158 Email resumes@houwelings.com HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com LIVE & WORK on a New Zealand, Australian, or European farm! AgriVenture arranges dairy, crop, sheep, beef & swine placements for young adults. www.agriventure.com 1-888-598-441 OCCASIONAL DOG walker/sitter for older shitsu, Ladner area. Call Pam Herbert 604-952-6682 PAINTER’S HELPERS - 10 required for Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland. Call 778-2236852 or email: europainting@hotmail.com

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Tsawwassen Landscape Maintenance Company

has full-time positions available: EXPERIENCED LAWN CARE TECHNICIANS - with valid drivers licence & good knowledge of South Delta. Competitive wage based on experience. Phone 604-943-6786 or email resume to: southdeltags@gmail.com

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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RECEPTIONIST St. John’s School has an opening for a full-time Receptionist. Major Responsibilities: - First point of contact for parents, students, visitors - Answering telephone and inquiries - Maintaining attendance records - Ordering supplies - Sorting & distributing mail, receive & arrange courier packages - Backup to other receptionists - Other duties as assigned. Required Competencies: - Great customer service, strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, positive and friendly personality. Required Education, Experience and /or training: - Minimum 1 year experience in reception role, computer experience and working knowledge of MS Office, Mandarin speaking an asset. Email to gkuno@ stjohns.bc.ca before Apr 8


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F/T PIZZA COOKS

Boston Pizza Ironwood, #2000 - 11662 Steveston Hwy, Richmond, B.C.,V7A 1N6, needs full time permanent closing shift pizza cooks to cook pizzas and pasta, ensure quality and quantity control. Shift 5:30 PM to 2:30 AM. Applicants should have min 3 years experience as a pizza cook. Salary $14.32/hr.

TSD a well well TSD Holding Holding Inc. Inc. a established trucking company company established trucking located at 7453 – 124th located at 7453 – 124th Street, Street, Surrey, Surrey, B.C. B.C. requires requires full-time qualified Truck and full-timeRepairers. qualified Main Truckduties and Trailer Trailer Repairers. Main include: adjust, repairduties and include: parts, adjust, repair and replace components of replaceduty parts, components of heavy truck systems, like heavy duty truck systems, like engines, chassis frame, cab engines, chassis frame, cab etc. Will also be responsible etc.repair Will also be responsible for and maintenance of trailers. 4 years for repair Minimum and maintenance of experience including4industry trailers. Minimum years training course. Salaryindustry $27/hr. experience including training course. Salary $27/hr. Fax resume to 604-507-7776

Mail, drop-off or fax resume to (604) 448-9917

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CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR Established Remedial contractor requires senior estimator estimating, bid procurement 5 years experience, Computer Excel, Word, FTP sites, digitizer, BCIT diploma or equivalent a bonus $70,000 per year. Email to dpomeroy@prconstruction.ca

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Social Services

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

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Trades/Technical

PARTS PERSON. Join BC’s Largest Volume Outdoor Power Equipment Sales and Service Center with over 20 employees serving BC since 1986. We require immediately, one Full-Time(Year-round) experienced Parts Person to join our Parts Department. Duties include Counter Sales, Telephone inquiries and Sales, Parts Look-up(Both Computer and Manual), Inventory stocking and merchandising. This F/T position requires applicant to have knowledge of the outdoor power equipment industry, superior customer service skills, and excellent communicative and organizational skills. Medical and Dental plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Mail resume to: Fraser Valley Equipment Ltd., 13399 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W-2N5, Fax: 604-599-8840, Email: terry@fraservalleyequipment.com

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For Sale Miscellaneous

Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Dogs

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SMALL ENGINE TECHNICIAN. Join BC’s Largest Volume SMALL ENGINE TECHNICIAN. Outdoor Power Join BC’s Sales Largest Equipment and Volume Service Outdoor Power Center with over 20 employees Equipment Sales1986. and Service serving BC since Center withimmediately, over 20 employees We require one Fullserving BC since 1986. Time(Year-round) experienced We require immediately, Service Technician to one FullTime(Year-round) experienced join our extremely busy service centre. This F/T position Service Technician to requires the applicant to have join our extremely busyextensive service knowledge 2cycle andrequires 4cycle centre. ThisofF/T position engines, all lawn andextensive garden the applicant to have equipment and related power knowledge of 2cycle and 4cycle equipment. certification engines, allIndustry lawn and garden is definitely an asset. Medical and equipment and related power Dental plan. Salary is equipment. Industry certification commensurate with experience. is definitely an asset. Medical and Mail resume to: Fraser Valley D e n t a l p lLtd., a n . 13399 S a l a r y72nd is Equipment commensurate Avenue, Surrey,with BC, experience. V3W-2N5, Mail resume to: Fraser Valley Fax: 604-599-8840, Email: Equipment Ltd., 13399 72nd terry@fraservalleyequipment.com

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Brilliant Antique Authentic Stained glass 5panels 10’.6' wide x4’ deep. Value aprx $5K+ must sell ask $2K 604 943-4135

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Recycler

FREE COUCH & sofa, good condition, if close by (Ladner) will deliver, 604-946-4326

Auctions

LARGE AUCTION of hardwood flooring (finished & unfinished), pallet racking equipment, office furniture. Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m., 9370 - 48 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Phone 1-888-453-6964.

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Cats

ARABIAN-PERSIAN SIBS, 3 yr imprtd rescues, in/outdoor, neut, Vacc, go together: offers?Fosters? 778-297-4470, glauris@yahoo.ca

MALTESE X Yorkie/ Maltese X Havanese / Havanese X Poodle Assorted Colours. Puppies Ready To Go. Very Playful, Cuddly. Great With Children. Hypo Allergenic, Non Shedding $600. 604-582-9911 email: heatherjoymann@gmail.com

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Need a Pet or Housesitter look no further! I will walk, play, feed your pet and for your house I will stay & water plants & make sure your home is safe. Alana Roth 604-943-0483, 604-779-9655

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5040 LIVING ROOM & Dining Room Furniture, $1,200 obo. Flexsteel 84" sofa/ chair & ottmn. Tub chair, coffee table, 2 end tbls & 2 lamps. Deilcraft 72" oak dining rm tbl, 96" w/ leaves, 8 chairs, buffet/hutch. Will sell separately. 604-943-1060.

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

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

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PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

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S. Surrey/ White Rock

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

PUZZLE ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE

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

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 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000. THOM CREEK Ranch. 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 $419,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-377-1068

Houses - Sale

6020-12

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

6020-20

Mission

MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,050,000. 604 838-8692

6020

ACROSS Houses - Sale

Ladner/South Delta

868 52A St, Tsawwassen, Delta

“Where in the World” could one buy an amazing private property w/security, of this Caliber/Quality & Price! Aprx an Acre. Rancher 4bdrms, 3 Bthrms + outdoor shower handy after enjoying new 7’sq hot tub! Many upgrades incls. 6’ Cedar Fence all round. Triple Gated. Security System w/coded Front Lock. 2013 All Ener Save Windows, Attic Insul, Bthrm Fan/Heater/AC. Stunning Garden. 2 sep built in Garages & Driveway space for 3 more cars! Inlaw suite. 6 appliances 2 yrs young. Steel roof )as per Inspector who said Roof good for 100 years minus 45yrs) Buyer have your inspector verify all info & measurements. Disabled Senior has to move close to family.

Shannon Remax 604 786 9389 shannonkewley@remax.net

Dreaming of a New Home?

New Westminster

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For Sale by Owner

6015

6020

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

6008-14

6020-14

Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

6008-30

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $698,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

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REAL ESTATE 6030

Lots & Acreage

6065

6508

6540

Apt/Condos

CENTRAL TSAW newer home 3 br, 2 bath, walk to amens/school, garage, deck/yrd, f/p, h/wood, granite, SS 5 appls, Apr 1, $1800 + utils, ns/np, 604-202-6400

Recreation Property

2BDRM/1BTH CENTENNIAL Parkway, Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen. Beachfront cottage. Single garage. Avail Apr 1st or 15th.1year lease. $1,600 mth. Call or text 604-307-6022

Peninsula Property Management

EAST LADNER 2 units to choose from

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

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

6052

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

Real Estate Investment

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

6065

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

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

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Apt/Condos

2 BR, 2bath, 2nd flr, delux ste, prkg, locker, balc, April 1, $1500, gym, small pet ok, 604-946-0315

ABBEYFIELD HOUSE

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

6508

Apt/Condos

DELTA WEST

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

CALL 604-946-9455

TSAWWASSEN VILLA 2 BR apt. Newly reno’d $1080, incld d/w, balc, prkg, h/w & heat, cat neg. avail April 1, 604-880-5391

Commercial Space for Lease Tsawwassen: 640, 780, 786 and 923 sq ft. Ladner: 1080 sq ft at Harbourside Plaza, Delta Street.

6595

LADNER Del Rio and Lora Court 1 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

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 and Greensview 1 and 2 bedroom suites available. Greensview includes d/w and garburetor, in-suite storage is included at the Shawnigan. Buildings are located on bus route and within walking distance of shopping centre. For more info please call 604-306-1499 Kelly and Kerry Court 1 bedroom suites available in quiet buildings close to amenities. Rent includes heat and hot water. Building updates consist of putting greens, windows and patio doors. To view these suites please call 604-306-7877 Sorry No Pets or BBQs References Required www.centuryrentals.ca

Shared Accommodation

6595-25

Lad./Tsaw./ S. Delta

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

PHONE:

1 BR large Tsaw, lower lvl, share w/d & util, nrs bus/shops, Apr 1 ns/np, $850. 778-882-1832

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS IN B.C.

1 BR ste Tsaw, reno’d, near bus/ town, np, ns, $800 incl util & cable, avail immed 604-616-9534

604.536.0220

Duplexes - Rent

May 1st, For lrg family, 8891 Wagner Dr, lrg 1/2 duplex, 3 BR up, 3 BR down, 2.5 bath, 2 full kitchens, 6 appls, blinds, NS, large f/yrd, nr school/bus, carpet, ref’s req’d, $2395/mo, 604-435-4085, 604-401-0807 TSAW 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, 5 appls, refs req, ns, $1600 avail Apr 1, Call or text 778-384-5754

2 BR bsmt ste, 1bath, dw, wd, fp, NS, avail Now, near schl/bus, 604-946-3775 2 BR bsmt ste, Ladner, $850/mo incls utils, no laundry, no pets, no smoking, Now, 604-727-3502

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Sports & Imports

Houses - Rent

6605

Townhouses Rent

2BR + den, 2 baths, hw flrs new paint, garage, 1200sf, April 1, $1450 + utils, 778-861-2326

Houses - Rent

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9125

Domestic

2003 CHEV Cavalier, 200,000 kms, grey, new tires, 5 spd, exc shape, $2495 obo. 604-946-9842

AUTOMOTIVE Collectibles & Classics

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

9110

Collectibles & Classics

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

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

Cleaning

SUNSHINE CLEANING

2001 MERCEDES 320 ML, no accid, low kms, new brake/tires. Reduced $7500.. 604-724-3696

9173

Vans

'you’ve tried the rest, now try the best.' Move ins - move outs, weekly, monthly We guarantee our work. References gladly given. For free estimates call Marcia 604-716-8631 EUROPEAN DETAILED Service cleaning. www.puma-cleaning.ca Sophia 604-805-3376

1995 FORD Econoline 3/4 ton. Wheelchair access, side mounted ramp, Camperized roof, sink, waterpump, 190km, Mechanically sound. $7000. Call 604-940-9452 or 604-218-3544.

Computer Services

Delta PC Service & Consulting

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

Call 778-882-4128

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $21,100obo. Gord 778-300-2538

1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922 2004 GMC 3/4 ton Van, 10 passenger, exc condition, $4500 obo. Call 604-946-9842

9515

Boats

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

9129

Luxury Cars

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

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2001 JAGUAR XJR, Just Serviced, new brakes/tires, exc. Cond. $12,900 firm, consider trade. 604-644-4440

9145

Scrap Car Removal

TRAILER SALES Lynden WA 14’ 14K - 14LX Dump Trailer

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

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$6695* < [9/K : ]95I Y19M\ 4’ x 8’ - 19SV Landscape

$200 Min. FOR COMPLETE FULL SIZE VEHICLES Serving the Delta area for 20 yrs. Call 604- 649-1627, 946-0943

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

9155

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

9160

Sports & Imports

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

8075

$1179* < [9/K : ]95I Y19M\ www.LINKSTRAILERSALES.com

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Drywall

GJ CONSTRUCTION

Complete drywall, smooth out your textured ceilings. 25 yrs exp Free Est. Graham 604-644-6339

8080

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

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

House for Rent – Tsawwassen/Boundary Bay area – Available April 1st (or 30 day notice for current tenant to relocate) 2 bdrm 850 sq. ft. completely renovated house located in the middle of the Southlands property. Very quiet area and surrounded by farm lands with horses beyond your fenced yard. Includes w/d/f/s/ and blinds. $1600.00 per month on a One (1) year lease. No Pets and references required. Contact Sandra at Century Group 604-948-3816 for more information or to view

8055

8058

2 BDRM, 1 bath suite, Tsaw. Newly Renovated, bright, spacious, 1200 sqft bsmt suite, gas F/P, laundry, walk to amens /bus stop, N/S, No Pets $1125 mth + Utilities 604-834-6640

3 BDRM, 1400sf, top flr, Central Tsaw, garage, 1,5 bath, ns, no dogs. Avail Immed, 5 appl, $1600. Call 604-880-0550

3BDRM/2.5BTH TSAWWASSEN house for Rent Clean, Updated, 5 appl, n/s, n/p. Avail June 15

9110

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6540

9160

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6540

Auto Finance

604-841-4662

Call Dawn (604) 536-0220

6515

9102

751 SF Ladner Village, secure, clean, ug prkg, Avail Now!

Beach Grove lg 2 BR rancher, fp, family rm, garage, $1400, ns, Apr 1, short term ok, 604-250-1522

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

Office/Retail Rent

AUTOMOTIVE

OFFICE SPACE

Peninsula Property Management

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

Seniors Residence Studio or 1 Bdrm Includes meals, hydro, cable, great companionship Margriet 604-943-2678

6565

www.rentinfo.ca

RENTALS 6508

THE RESIDENCE AT THE RIVERHOUSE PENTHOUSE Situated on the edge of Deas Slough overlooking the Marina and Deas Park with views to Mt. Baker & Coast mtns. Keep your boat or kayak in front. 1521 sq ft Loft penthouse apartment offers 2 brs & 2 baths + 240 sf loft, media room, upgraded kitchen, stainless appls & granite accents. Master fireplace & overlooks the River. 2 secure prkgs. Furn or Unfurn. N/S, Small pet ok. RESIDENCE AT THE RIVERHOUSE - waterfront living with amazing views of water, Mtn Baker & farmland. Fantastic sunsets. Beautiful 2 br & 2 bath unit, 1253 sf attractively furnished, 2 wall brs that can be used for hobbies/office, gourmet kitchen, gas f/p, large balcony, radiant heat, adjacent to marina, restaurant. Walk to transit. Located 20 minutes from airport, Island Ferries and US Border crossing furnished N/P, N/S.

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Houses - Rent

Electrical

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

8130

Handyperson

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8140

Heating

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

8155

Landscaping

RAY’S CLEANUP & GARDEN SERVICES ★Spring Tidy Up ★Hedge Trimming ★Tree Pruning ★Landscaping ★Rubbish Removal Call Ray 604-760-8121 Above The Rest. Hedging, pruning, lawn care, owned locally, Call Clayton 604-314-8273 • EXPERT LAWNCARE • 20+ Years Exp. Power Raking, Aerating, Overseeding & More. Call Nick 778-895-3381 or email nick@chesshirelandscapes.com S.B. Gardening Aerating, Pwr Raking, Real Type Lawn Mowing. 604-710-1348 or 604-946-1348

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Lawn & Garden

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Painting/ Wallpaper

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Roofing

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8250

Roofing

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Thank You! The Delta School District would like to extend sincere thanks to all of our corporate and local sponsors in making this year’s event a HUGE success. Over 150 Delta students shared their science projects with the public. Special thanks to Scottsdale Centre and the Now Newspaper for hosting and promoting this event. Additional thanks go to the Delta community for supporting science learning in our schools. Delta School Board www.deltasd.bc

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