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Trucker attacked as dispute boils over

A war of words over wages and wait times at Deltaport has escalated into violence, as a Delta trucker was struck and injured by a rock while driving on the South Fraser Perimeter Road on Monday. A convoy of six trucks and three vehicles belonging to Aheer Transportation was headed to Deltaport when the large rock shattered the driver’s side window of one truck, hitting the driver in the head. ❙ See story, A3

Charges against Giants dropped

Crown counsel has dropped criminal charges against two top junior hockey players for the South Delta-based Vancouver Giants, following their successful completion of the alternative measures program. Right-winger Jackson Houck and defenceman Brett Kulak were charged with assault causing bodily harm after police were called to a house party in Tsawwassen last August.

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Ice Hawks lose series to Pack 4-2

The Delta Ice Hawks were eliminated from the first round of the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs Sunday at Sungod Arena, losing to the visiting North Vancouver Wolf Pack by score of 4-3. The Wolf Pack took the best-of-seven series four games to two. ❙ See story, A13

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Trucker attacked as dispute boils over Union calling for gov’t to appoint mediator in port strike ❙ Adrian MacNair

❙ Shinda Aheer, owner of Aheer Transportation, holds the rock which was thrown through the window of one of his trucks on the South Fraser Perimeter Road, hitting the driver. Adrian MacNair photo

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A war of words over wages and wait times at Deltaport has escalated into violence, as a Delta trucker was struck and injured by a rock while driving on the South Fraser Perimeter Road on Monday. It was 2:30 a.m. and a convoy of six trucks and three vehicles belonging to Aheer Transportation was headed to Deltaport when a large rock shattered the driver’s side window of one truck and hit the driver in the head. “We are absolutely shocked about what kind of damage this could have done had the driver been knocked out with that rock,” said owner Shinda Aheer, who was driving next to the trucker. “Definitely it would have been disastrous.” He said the trucks didn’t slow down or stop after the incident, fearing for their safety along the dark stretch of highway. In fact, he had set out at those unusual hours in order to ensure his drivers and vehicles would be safe. The incident comes days after

Port Metro Vancouver surveillance video captured what appears to be someone cutting a truck’s brake line on port property. Both were reported to the B.C. Trucking Association, which has documented several other aggressive actions by protesters. Since then, Aheer said non-unionized members of the United Truckers Association has been picketing outside his gates. “I don’t have ships coming into my yard,” he said. “Why are these non-

union guys blocking my yard and threatening people?” Ian Boyko, a communications representative for Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers’ Association (VCTA), denounced the allegations of violence on Tuesday afternoon. “We’re in favour of peaceful, non-violent protest, and we think there’s plenty of options for members and non-members to express their frustration with the Port and the employers,” he said. But Boyko said employers and

Port Metro Vancouver are “making a lot of noise about isolated incidents” to distract from the important issues. “We’re trying to make the issue about getting our members fair wages and fixing problems with lineups at the Port and they’re probably a bit more interested in changing the channel,” he said. On Thursday morning Boyko said mediator Vince Ready will meet with the union in an attempt to bring a resolution to the impasse.

However, he warned if no progress is made the union will have no option but to put up picket lines. Port Metro Vancouver has agreed in principle to an eight-point proposal provided by the BC Trucking Association and the shipping industry. Among the recommended approaches is to extend operating hours, change how fees are charged and conduct audits of trucking companies. Port spokesman John Parker-Jervis said the current disruption at the port is having a serious impact on the free flow of goods through the Vancouver Gateway. Truck operations at container terminals are running at roughly 15 per cent of normal operations. Since the rock-throwing incident, Aheer has arranged for a security guard to ride with each trucking convoy that heads to Deltaport. That extra cost is only compounding big losses from the labour situation. He said not only has it cost his business thousands of dollars a day, it’s hurting the other businesses that rely on his shipments. “I’ve had emails, concerns, and in fact one of the biggest exporters called me this morning and said they need product moved out,” he said. “Their warehouse is full.”

Assault charges dropped against Vancouver Giants ❙ Adrian MacNair

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Crown counsel has dropped criminal charges against two top junior hockey players for the South Delta-based Vancouver Giants, following their successful completion of the alternative measures program. Right-winger Jackson Houck, 19, and defenceman Brett Kulak, 20, were charged with assault causing bodily harm after police were called to a small house party in Tsawwassen last August. Kulak was also charged with uttering threats.

Although Crown spokesman Neil MacKenzie wouldn’t speak to the specifics of the case, he said when a person is recommended for the alternative measures program a requirement includes the individual accepting responsibility for their conduct. “Obviously one of the objectives from the Crown–as set out in the policy–is that the accused in the case accept responsibility for the actions that have been alleged against them,” he said. The Crown still has to be satisfied that the case meets charge assessment standards and would have a substantial likelihood of

conviction if it went to trial. To qualify for the alternative measures program Kulak and Houck were required to do community service and take counselling for both drug and alcohol substance abuse and anger management. They also had to write an essay explaining how having a criminal record would impact their lives as professional hockey players and send a letter of apology to the victim. The alternative measures program is usually involved in cases where offenders have no prior criminal history. ❙ Continued on A6

❙ Assault charges were dropped this week against Vancouver Giants Brett Kulak (on left) and Jackson Houck (on right).

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Delta Council has passed bylaws that will prohibit the production of medical marijuana anywhere within its boundaries. Council approved a recommendation on Feb. 24 to send a letter to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development requesting an amendment to the Assessment Act that will prohibit the commercial production of medical marijuana from qualifying for farm classification. Then on Feb. 25, council voted 5-0 to prohibit medical marijuana as a permitted use across all zones in the municipality, following a public hearing on the matter. Couns. Scott Hamilton and Robert Campbell were not present. Deputy planning director Marcy Sangret said the bylaws were introduced separately because bylaws pertaining to property within the Agricultural Land Reserve requires the consent of the provincial minister of agriculture. “The new methods of producing medical marijuana are coming, there is no question about that,” said Coun. Bruce McDonald. “What Delta’s intent here is to create a situation where the community has some control of the things that are happening within our community.” He said prohibiting the production of marijuana in zoning bylaws only sets the restriction, but that it can still be permitted by the municipality on a caseby-case basis following a public hearing. But some speakers were opposed to the new bylaws, arguing it would further push marijuana production underground and into the hands of criminals. Ralph Howey of Tsawwassen,

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❙ Commercial producers of medical marijuana will be licensed by Ottawa but Delta has prohibited its production in all zones. File photo who ran the South Delta Sensible BC campaign to decriminalize marijuana, said the crop is a billion dollar industry that could help the local economy. “Why the municipality wants to get involved is beyond me,” he said. “It’s not your jurisdiction, it’s going to be under Health Canada.” Krishna Sangara Hayle of Ladner said her family has a large family-owned warehouse that would benefit from marijuana production. She said with a changing economy, business owners have to find new ways to make money. “We have a hard time keeping everyone fully employed,” she said. “We’ve got a ton of space that’s unused and we’re looking for ways to utilize it.” The new bylaws are intended to prepare for a new federal law governing medical marijuana which comes into effect on April 1, essentially ending a program through which an estimated 37,000 grow-ops were permitted across the country. Under the old law, Health Canada could approve applications allowing Canadians to grow their own marijuana to treat medical conditions, but the

new rules will restrict licensed growers and order patients to destroy their remaining plants. Lois Jackson said the Delta Police had previously spent time and resources investigating suspected illegal grow-ops, only to call Health Canada and learn the business was licensed. Under the new law, municipalities and police agencies will be informed of licensed grow-ops, and those businesses will be required to apply for a permit from the local government. “It’s not like it’s being banned like it is in many other communities,” she said. “I found it very interesting that Vancouver said that marijuana grow-ops should be done in agricultural lands and they don’t have any lands at all that are agricultural.” Only one large production facility in Delta is currently licensed to grow marijuana, but its federal license will expire on March 31 and it would be required to apply for approval under the new bylaws. The planning department has indicated a preference that should council approve any new facilities, that they be located in industrial zones.

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Delta Police is warning the public to be wary of a scam in which suspects phoned potential victims and pretended to be police officers in an attempt to obtain money in exchange for a supposed arrest warrant being dismissed.  DPD spokesperson Sgt. Sarah Swallow says the department has received more than half a dozen reports of the fraudulent scheme. “These scams prey on the public’s fear of being arrested,” said Swallow. “We really want to warn the public that this scam has surfaced again, and remind people that police agencies do not offer the option to pay your way out of

an arrest warrant.” In this version of the scam, callers tell potential victims they have outstanding warrants for an unpaid debt, missed jury duty or some minor infraction and that a fine is due. The callers try to convince people to make payments by wiring money through convenience stores or sometimes through pre-paid credit cards, and then threaten to arrest the victims and put them in jail if they do not pay within a specified amount of time. Swallow said police will not typically inform people of arrest warrants by phone, and will never ask for money in exchange for a legal matter to be dealt with. If you are suspicious of a phone call from anyone claiming to be a

police officer, Swallow said to ask for the name and badge/ID number of the officer calling and the name of the police department they claim to be from. A legitimate police officer attending to your residence or phoning you will not object to you verifying their identity through the main line of the police station. Delta Police are reminding the public to notify their local police department of any similar calls, and to never wire transfer money to someone you do not know. If caught, Swallow said the scammer could face charges of fraud and impersonation of a police officer; however, typically these scams originate out of the country and therefore difficult to prosecute.

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Port Metro Vancouver says it has no plans to expand capacity at Roberts Bank beyond Terminal 2, but will not rule out the possibility altogether. According to Cliff Stewart, vice president for infrastructure at Port Metro Vancouver, the port is currently examining the “cumulative effects” of other projects which are reasonably foreseeable and how they might impact Roberts Bank. He cited the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Pipeline proposal as an example where approval could impact the number of transiting vessels and underwater noise. “If you go back and look at the environmental assessment of the Third Berth Project you will see T2 as it was understood at that time,” he said. “You will see the effects in that assessment.” When asked whether Terminal 2 would be the final expansion at Deltaport, Stewart said there’s no way of knowing. “What is the carrying capacity of the planet? We’re talking about Terminal 2. We’re not talking about what else might happen.”

But critics of Terminal 2 are concerned the project is only another stage in the ever-expanding superport. Delta South MLA Vicki Huntington said she’s skeptical that environmental studies currently underway at Roberts Bank will explore the impact to Delta’s environment as a whole. She said the Port isn’t interested in balancing the needs of the environment with the economy, but only in satisfying specific environmental concerns of government agencies. “[Port Metro Vancouver] sees Delta as theirs and their longterm plan is to build one of the largest ports in the world. And they won’t stop until they’ve done it. We’ll be like Singapore.” According to Port Metro Vancouver, Terminal 2 is needed to meet growth projections of cargo volumes by 2030. A threeberth twin container facility would provide additional capacity of 2.4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units per year. The expansion would create 18,200 direct, indirect and induced jobs in the transportation sector and $620 million in wages. Cliff Caprani, a member of the Delta group Against Port Expan-

sion, said he doesn’t believe environmental damage caused by expansion can be mitigated, nor is he convinced Terminal 2 is the final build out. “As long as an entity like the Port believes it can go on ahead unopposed then it will always continue to expand,” he said. Caprani said that reading through the Port’s own environmental studies has not convinced him that the project should proceed. Port Metro Vancouver is still in the process of developing its environmental impact statement, after which time the federally-appointed independent review panel will take approximately 14 months to examine the data. Stewart said an independent review panel is the most rigorous process available under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and it will decide whether the project should proceed. “Those who are minded to examine it critically but be open to what they find, I think they will find that there is no concern there,” he said. “There are obviously people who aren’t open to what we find and obviously we can’t help them with that.”

Safety report blames poor communication for coal ship crash ❙ Adrian MacNair

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A Transportation Safety Board of Canada report into a 2012 shipping collision at Roberts Bank blames poor communication and inadequate safety mechanisms for failing to prevent the crash. The 20-page investigation, released on Tuesday, says pilot error and ineffective communication with the master resulted in a failure to identify the developing risk as the bulk carrier approached the terminal.

According to the report, it was just before midnight on Dec. 6, 2012, when the Japanese-owned bulk carrier Cape Apricot was headed to the Roberts Bank coal facility at Westshore assisted by two tug boats. The pilot did not give himself enough time and space to execute a turn into the basin safely and had stopped the engine, which further reduced the effectiveness of the vessel’s rudder. “In this occurrence, the large alternation with limited sea room would have required the tugs to

assist early in the maneouvre; however, the pilot had been unable to establish communication with the tugs,” said the report. Despite the vessel’s proximity to the trestle, its angle of approach, and difficulty in establishing radio communications, the pilot did not attempt to abort docking. “That the pilot placed a telephone call while the vessel was approaching the entrance to the basin is an indication he did not recognize the impending situation.” ❙ Continued on A7

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Southlands application goes before regional government ❙ Adrian MacNair

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The 217-hectare Southlands proposal in Tsawwassen will go before Metro Vancouver’s regional planning and agriculture committee on Friday (March 7). Delta Council already approved the application on a municipal level on Nov. 8, 2013, but will require an amendment within the regional growth Strategy before it proceeds further. Developer Sean Hodgins of Century Group wants to build 950 homes and 80,000 square feet of commercial space on roughly 20 per cent of the land, and will donate the rest to the Corporation of Delta for agricultural use. The amendment will require a regional public hearing, which would likely be held in the last week of April. A final vote by Metro Vancouver is expected by May and would require two-thirds approval by the board. Travelling to Metro Vancouver is the voluminous reports and materials related to the Southlands application, including petitions and letters from residents in favour and in opposition to the project.

❙ An artist’s rendition of the proposed Southlands development. File photo Wendy R. Holm, a professional agrologist, writes that the Southlands presents an opportunity to create an apprenticeship cooperative for young farmers going to B.C. universities. Debbie McBride of Save the Southlands writes that little attention has been paid to the historical and archaeological importance that the land has for all people. “That is a huge oversight and much will be lost if this property is developed,” she said. Other letters warn of the many years of dump trucks driving on 56th Street and the particulate health effects this will cause for

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Tsawwassen residents. A Metro Vancouver staff report prepared by regional planning division manager Heather McNell and senior regional planner Jason Smith argue there are “inherent and complex trade-offs” to approving the Southlands. “From a regional perspective, a fundamental question is if there is a compelling rationale or benefit for allowing significant residential development outside of the urban containment boundary.” The major gain is the donation of 80 per cent of the land to public ownership, says the report. “There is no doubt that this trans-

fer allows greater control over future land uses in the area on the part of the municipality and would provide closure for a long-standing source of tension in the local community.” The report notes, however, that it is a significant challenge to determine what level of regional and local benefit is sufficient to allow development outside of the urban containment boundary when it is clear there is already sufficient space to accommodate the projected population and employment growth within Tsawwassen. The staff report further warns it could set a precedent and a signal to farmers in the region that they can develop their land by offering donation of a portion of it to public ownership. “This could, on a broader regional level, lead to greater speculation of agricultural land and proposals of this nature, thereby undermining fundamental values inherent in the regional growth strategy.” The Southlands property was removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve by the province in 1981. Delta has indicated a desire to have the remaining 80 per cent of the parcel returned to the ALR should the application succeed.

❙ From A3

Crown counsel may then offer the accused the opportunity to accept responsibility for a criminal offence, but have the record expunged after completing the program. Delta Police responded to a disturbance at a small house party in Tsawwassen on Aug. 18, 2013, and learned an assault had taken place within the home. The victim had his nose broken and both Houck and Kulak were identified on the scene as suspects in the attack. The pair were arrested shortly thereafter. Police said at the time the victim did not engage or provoke the assault, and didn’t trade blows with Houck or Kulak. Kulak was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Calgary Flames, while Houck was selected in the fourth round of the 2013 draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Both are tied for third in scoring on the Giants this year, with Kulak posting 14 goals and 54 points in 63 games, while Houck has 30 goals and 54 points in 63 games. The Vancouver Giants training facility is located at the Ladner Leisure Centre, and players are billeted locally, with many attending school at South Delta Secondary. Request for comment from the Giants’ organization went unanswered. The team plays in Portland on Saturday.

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❙ Tsawwassen Rotary member Shari Merritt has assembled a collection of more than 60 wines to be auctioned off at the annual wine gala fundraiser this Saturday. Robert Mangelsdorf photo

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The bulk carrier struck the causeway and conveyor system at a speed of 3.5 knots (6.5 kilometres an hour), both of which collapsed into the ocean, while the vessel sustained minor damage. Damage to the terminal was ex-

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ike many Rotar y members, Ladner mortgage broker and mother -of-two Shari Merritt joined the local service organization to help give back to her community. “My kids were growing up and I had a lot more free time, because I wasn’t driving them to sports all the time,” she says. “It’s a great group of people, and they’ve really made me feel welcome.” Merritt joined the Tsawwassen Rotary club last year and is helping to organize the local service club’s annual wine gala fundraiser this Saturday at Beach Grove Golf Club. The seventh annual event features a live auction for a collection containing more than 60 bottles of fine wines donated by local Rotary members, which Merritt has assembled.

tensive, with approximately 128 metres (six pile sections) falling into the water, while 145 metres of the coal conveyor system was damaged, dumping just under 30 tonnes of coal in the ocean. On the west coast of Canada, responsibility for the operation, maintenance and administration

Last year the collection sold for $1,600, and Merritt is hoping to top that this year. “It’s a great collection of very good wines,” she says. “There’s a bit of everything; reds and whites, new world and old.” Twelve wineries of international renown will be on hand at the event, offering samplings of up to 72 wines. The event will also feature an unending parade of gourmet hors d’oeuvres prepared by award-winning Chef Froilan Alejo and an array of to-diefor chocolate treats. Proceeds from the evening support Rotary projects both locally and internationally. The Tsawwassen Rotary Club has completed more than 60 projects to date, including numerous youth and community development efforts, like the Rotary WaterWorks at Diefenbaker Park. The local organization also funds international peace, education, and humanitarian projects, including

of pilot services for compulsory pilotage areas lies with the Pacific Pilotage Authority (PPA). However, the PPA does not directly employ pilots, other than those operating in the Fraser River. The report notes that without a safety management system in place, pilot organizations are

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unable to identify hazards and mitigate them, thereby placing vessels at risk. The PPA has since developed a safety protocol to prevent similar accidents from occurring. A voyage data recorder, similar to a black box in an aircraft, was improperly working and no data

was saved. However, data from the portable pilotage unit was integral to the TSB investigation. Westshore Terminal’s berth was back in service two months after the accident and despite the accident was able to export a record-setting 30 million tonnes of coal in 2013.

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The New Prosperity mineral deposit near Williams Lake is described by the industry as one of the largest in the world, containing 5.3 billion pounds of copper and 13.3 million ounces of gold. The Harper government’s decision to reject open-pit mine development for a second time is seen by elected officials in the Cariboo region as a disaster. One of Quesnel’s sawmills is preparing to close for good, and I’ve been told there is more to come as the postpine beetle era unfolds. Here in the B.C. capital, the decision is mainly viewed as a huge mistake. Taseko Mines is going to court to show that the federal panel used the wrong design when reviewing the company’s expensively revised plan. The province has permitted two successful mines that operate in the same area, one of which is run by Taseko. In Ottawa, this is a Supreme Court of Canada test case over who owns the land and the mineral wealth underneath. In traditional Canadian law, the province owns it. This was highlighted in the recent discussion between B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta’s Alison Redford over royalties from oil. Six aboriginal communities make up the Tsilhqot’in Nation, which has a long and bitter history of resistance against the Crown. They almost won a declaration of title to 40,000 hectares known as the Nemiah Valley: forests, wild horses, minerals and all, in a 339-day trial that ended in 2007. Their case suffered a setback at the B.C. Court of Appeal, and is now before the highest court. Aboriginal rights have been established, but this would be the first clear title. Tsilhqot’in tribal chair Joe Alphonse was pleasantly surprised to see Taseko turned down again. He said the Tsilhqot’in National Government is releasing its own mining policies soon.

“We welcome opportunities to look at projects that are environmentally sound and we need economic opportunities,” Alphonse told the Williams Lake Tribune. Somehow efforts to move mine waste rock from Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) to a sealed storage site two kilometres away are not enough to protect groundwater, although they are sufficient at the nearby Gibraltar and Mount Polley mines. And Alphonse makes it clear this mysterious environmental problem will be solved once he and his fellow chiefs have control of the resource. A Supreme Court of Canada ruling on aboriginal title is required to settle this. If some limited form of title is at last defined for the treaty-less majority of B.C., or at least Tsilhqot’in territory, the fate of the mine may become clear. Conventional wisdom on this is that the mining company didn’t try hard enough to establish a working relationship with the Tsilhqot’in. For his part, Taseko CEO Russell Hallbauer says the chiefs refused to meet with him, which isn’t surprising from a group that doesn’t recognize the B.C. forests ministry either. Here’s a sample of the volume of evidence that may determine the future of B.C. Archeological studies presented at trial describe “18 roasting and/ or pit depressions” at Teztan Biny. It’s not clear if these were for seasonal food preparation or for pit houses, which would indicate a more permanent settlement at the lake. Nor is it clear whether these “cultural depressions” have been identified as being of Tsilhqot’in origin. Oral histories are also uncertain. Tsilhqot’in witnesses testified that Teztan Biny has been used in the 20th century as a hunting and fishing camp. The mine was rejected due to ill-defined cultural as well as environmental concerns. B.C. residents could finally see some answers this year.

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rban planning has always been a delicate balance of the needs of commerce, industry, and housing. Restricting growth in any one sector is bound to harm the economy in a way that makes itself apparent through the demands of the free market. Delta is a good example of this tenuous balancing act. A lack of housing starts in South Delta over the past several decades has meant a typical single-family home in East Ladner is worth $759,000 in 2014. A lack of commercial retail space in South Delta has led to an unprecedented agreement between the Treaty First Nation and Ivanhoe Cambridge with Property Development Group to create the largest mall development in B.C. A lack of industrial land near Deltaport has put incredible pressure on farmland locked up in the Agricultural Land Reserve to develop more space for warehousing and distribution. The free market abhors a vacuum as much as nature. Wherever demand outstrips supply you can be sure somebody will be calling for more. The Roberts Bank superport is a perfect example. Originally opened as a coal port in 1970 on a 20-hectare peninsula of reclaimed land, it has since quadrupled in size and added a container terminal in 1997. Deltaport already doubled its capacity to 1.8 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) in 2009, spending $400-million on a third berth under the argument it would serve the growing need for capacity as Canada’s trade with Asia under the Harper Government pulled the economy through the recession. However, less than two years after that expan-

sion the newly-formed Port Metro Vancouver, created under a mandate of international trade and shipping, began formulating the argument for another expansion. Doubling what currently exists–which is essentially quadrupling in size what existed here only a decade ago–the Port proposes to increase container capacity to 2.4 million TEUs. Anticipating that growth, the province expedited approval of first the South Fraser Perimeter Road to serve the superport, followed by an announcement to replace the George Massey Tunnel with a bridge. Although the argument that Deltaport requires expansion is based on a sensible evaluation of trade growth bottlenecked by inadequate port capacity, one is left with a genuine sense of foreboding about what all this means for Delta’s agricultural community. If Terminal 2 is approved–as the local and national economy surely requires–then who’s to say it won’t soon need another expansion? And as pressure builds to increase capacity again, it will increase pressure everywhere else: more housing, more commerce, more industry. That leaves Delta’s farming families in an awkward position, especially since it’s in the way of all that growth. If the residents of this community want to preserve some vestige of what makes Delta unique to the Lower Mainland, then Terminal 2 needs to be the last time we hear of port expansion.

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stead of gratuitously dumping them in landfills, burning them, etcetera. If need be, recoup any redink monetary losses by placing recycling fees upon all purchasable items, rather than just the current relatively meager few (e.g. bottles). Perhaps if enough of us already inclined to recycle as much as is currently allowed by the blue-box rules begin to place many more non-accept-

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Rewilding: Can we bring nature back?

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could tell spring had arrived as soon as I awoke this morning because the birds were singing. Even though patches of snow remained and huge cedar branches lay fallen from last week’s storm, the birds knew best. The varied thrush was singing a drawn out, haunting whistle, the quintessential sound of west coast forests. Each note lingered on the air for seconds, before being followed by another at a different pitch. Its call blended with the trill of a junco, the snowbird that flocks silently in winter, finding its voice as the days lengthen. A chickadee joined in with a cheerful “fee-beee”, a territorial spring song, and a flicker called from the treetops. The birds were feeling the vibe: springtime and nesting season, and for the thrush, time to move back to the mountains, back to the wild. Rachel Carson wrote movingly of the dread prospect of a silent spring, the effect of pesticides on North America’s songbirds. What would the world be like without bird song, or without trees or animals or flowers? We learn daily of some new assault on nature; the loss of monarch butterflies that migrate from Canada to Mexico, shellfish dying in local waters, and insect-eating birds declining across the Americas. Nature in Delta has changed. Sandhill cranes, nighthawks, ruffed grouse and band-tailed pigeons were all abundant in our grandparents’ lifetimes. In the 19th century, elk, black bear,

cougar and wolves flourished in local forests. Beavers worked the valleys, slowing rivers and creating quiet pools where frogs spawned. Salmon filled the myriad streams. There were no coyotes or raccoons in earlier days, and gulls spent their days out among the islands, not at the local landfill. Nature around us has changed enormously, and much has gone for ever. Is it possible to bring nature back, to rewild the landscape? A growing movement believes we can. They point to the success of wolf restorations in Yellowstone Park, which caused a cascade of beneficial results to other species. Whales are recovering after decades of hunting, trumpeter swans rebounded from near-extinction, and the California condor is flying freely once more. Dedication and legislation are key, but we also need to restore memories of what “wild” means. The Museum of Vancouver hopes to do just that with its new exhibit: Rewilding Vancouver: Remember, Reconnect, Rewild. Guest curator and writer J.B. MacKinnon’s book, The Once and Future World, was the inspiration for this thought-provoking show. • Anne Murray is an independent writer, naturalist and author of two books on the natural history of Boundary Bay: A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay and Tracing Our Past: A Heritage Guide to Boundary Bay. She blogs at www.natureguidesbc.wordpress.com

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Boundary Bay Airport flying high Island Express Air to offer scheduled passenger flights from CZBB to Victoria beginning March 31

oundary Bay Airport manager Tim Bain smiles as he looks out his office window on the acres of empty space next to the airport’s tarmac. Right now, the view isn’t much to look at, just piles of dirt and sand. But that is likely going to change, and soon. “That’s going to be hangars, all the way down,” he says, pointing to the Heli-One maintenance facility more than half a kilometre away. This month, Bain and Alpha Aviation, the company that operates the airport for the Corporation of Delta, welcomed a significant milestone in the airport’s continued development with the arrival of regularly scheduled passenger flights. Beginning March 31, Abbotsford-based Island Express Air will begin flights twice daily from CZBB to Victoria, with connecting flights to Nanaimo and Tofino. The service is the first of its kind offered at the local airport and means Vancouver Island is going to get a whole lot closer for South Delta residents, as well as for many across the Lower Mainland. Given that Boundary Bay Airport features a restaurant, pilot’s lounge, and a customs office for incoming US and overseas flights, Bain believes travellers will make the switch. “We are a full-service international airport,” says Bain. “You can park for free and walk 40 feet to your flight. It’s about as easy as flying gets.” Bain is hoping the recently announced

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passenger service raises the profile of the local airport as it looks to attract more aviation companies who want close access to the Metro Vancouver region, but don’t want to pay the high fees charged by other larger airports. “We’re getting a lot of interest from some high profile aviation companies,” he says. “They are very interested in what we have to offer here.

Delta to Victoria in 12 minutes Island Express Air owner Gerry Visser says the new passenger service his company is offering will save many Metro Vancouver travellers time and money. “This is big news for anyone sick of sitting in that tunnel to get to YVR,” he says. “You can save yourself an hour of driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic.” The 12-minute flight to Victoria International Airport will leave at 7:10 a.m. and 4:25 p.m. seven days a week, with return flights leaving 50 minutes later, respectively. Island Express Air is the first multi-aircraft airline to offer regularly scheduled passenger service out of Boundary Bay Airport. While Alpha Aviation has tried once before to bring in scheduled flights to the airport, Bain is confident the deal worked out with Island Express Air will not only be successful, but will open the door for other airlines. “We think there’s a good market for small commuter airlines here, and [Island Ex-

press] is the first of many, we hope,” he says. Tickets for the new Vancouver Island service will start from $115, including taxes and fees. Visser said the target demographic of the service will be government workers and business people, as well as the elderly who don’t want the hassle of dealing with the ferries or travelling into Vancouver to fly to the Island. “If your time is worth anything, it makes a lot of sense to fly,” says Visser. With Boundary Bay Airport’s location on the doorstep of the Fraser Valley, Visser says he hopes to attract travellers from Surrey, White Rock, and Delta - many of whom would otherwise drive right by Boundary Bay Airport on their way to YVR. Island Express Air will be operating a fleet of eight- and 10-passenger Piper Navajos on the route.

New heights for CZBB In addition to scheduled passenger service, Bain said the airport is focussed on attracting corporate jet business, as well as high profile aviation companies. “We’ve had a lot of interest recently,” Bain says. “We’re not really hemmed in like other airports, so there’s room to grow here.” Thanks to the new South Fraser Perimeter Road and the new 80th Street exit from Highway 99, Boundary Bay Airport is looking very attractive to companies that need to move goods around the region. Heli-One was the first big commercial

tenant to land at the airport, opening the world’s largest helicopter engine repair facility in 2007. The state-of-the-art facility employs close to 350 people. Dayhu’s Boundary Bay Industrial Park - located on airport lands and scheduled to be completed this May - is expected to eventually pump in an additional $1 million in municipal taxes. The airport is currently home to more than 400 airplanes, the majority of which are owned by private pilots for weekend joyrides. The airport is also home to five flight training schools, making the airport the seventh busiest in all of Canada with close to 200,000 takeoffs and landings annually. While the airport’s runways can handle aircraft as large as a Boeing 737, smaller commuter planes like the 78-passenger Bombardier Q400 would be better suited for the airport on a regular basis, Bain says. “A 737 could land here… but if it was every day, it would really beat up the runway.” However, the airport’s current good fortunes are in stark contrast to the situation a decade ago. In 2002, the municipality had to take the airport’s previous operators to court after they fell behind $2.2 million in their taxes. Current airport operator Alpha Aviation has spent tens of millions to upgrade the facility, and currently contributes more than $500,000 annually in municipal taxes.


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Tim Bain is the new manager of Boundary Bay Airport, taking the controls two months ago, following the departure of previous manager Susan McLaren, who left the position to move to Calgary. “She put together a great team here,” says Bain. “There’s a lot of great people here, and it really shows that they love coming to work everyday.” Like so many in the aviation business, Bain says his love of flying started at a young age. “I got into flying straight out of high school,” says the Burnaby Central Secondary grad. Bain’s helicopter pilot career has taken him around the world. In the 1990s, he flew UN missions in Cambodia and he has seen much of Africa from the cockpit of his chopper. In 1998, he became the first pilot for the B.C. Air Ambulance Service, flying Sikorsky S-76s for operator Helijet. Bain eventually settled down to work a desk job in the business sector to be closer to his family in the Lower Mainland. When the opportunity came to take the controls at Boundary Bay Airport, Bain says he saw an opportunity to combine both his passions: Aviation and business. “I really love this job,” he says. “I’m here late sometimes, not because I have to be, but because I want to be.”

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The Corporation of Delta is currently working on a revised master plan for the airport which will pave the way for the growth expected over the next decade. “When we looked at the airport 10 years ago, there wasn’t a lot of momentum,” says George Harvie, chief administrative officer for the Corporation of Delta. “That’s changed.” In the past five years, the airport has seen a new 15,000-square-foot terminal completed, as well as a new runway extension, new fuel farm, and new hangars built. Currently, the airport is installing precision approach lights to help aircraft land in poor conditions and will be repaving the apron in anticipation of the arrival of new commercial tenants. “We’ve come a long way with our little airport,” says Delta Mayor Lois Jackson. “I call it our little airport, but it’s growing up. It’s one of the best kept

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secrets in the Lower Mainland, but I don’t think it will be a secret for much longer.” Harvie says the success of the airport benefits all Delta residents, thanks to the massive amount of tax dollars it pumps into the city’s coffers. That’s money that pays for things like recreation facilities, fire and police protection, and even garbage collection. “This is going to create a lot of jobs, good paying jobs too.” And this all comes with very little downside, he adds. To Harvie’s knowledge, the municipality hasn’t received a noise complaint about the airport in the past three years, and the free-to-attend Boundary Bay Air Show hosted by Alpha Aviation draws close to 10,000 spectators annually. “We’re going to make this airport safe, sustainable, and a benefit to this community,” he says.

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❙ Datebook Friday, March 7 • Parent-Child Mother Goose program at Ladner Pioneer Library shares traditional rhymes, songs and stories as tools to strengthen the bond between both parent and child, newborn to 15 months. If you would like to take part in this free interactive program that runs every Friday at 12:30

p.m. until March 14, please contact your local Delta library to register. Funded by United Way and the Delta Community Literacy Committee, this program is open to Delta residents only. Snacks provided. 4683 – 51 Street, Delta. Call 604-946-6215 to register. Monday, March 10 • Drop by the Ladner Pioneer Library for an evening of crafting fun with Sit ‘n Stitch, Mondays

The popular website Craigslist has many advertisements reading ‘free to a good home’ but one woman is looking to offer a good home for free. Suzanne Smith of Vancouver purchased a cute little blue and white cottage in Beach Grove with the intention of moving with her husband and two young children. The problem is that it’s a little small for the family’s needs. But rather than tear down the home, Smith took to Craigslist’s free classified section to give it away. The only catch is that the person who takes it will need to pay for the moving costs. “It’s not like just buying an ordinary house with land, obviously there’s a lot more to it,” said Smith via phone from Vancouver. Since her ad was posted on Friday she has received 20 phone calls and dozens of emails, many of them serious. For each inquiry she has referred them to Nickel Brothers, a house relocation company which will be responsible for the move. Smith said it will cost an estimated

until April 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 – 51 Street, Delta. • Canadian Mental Health Association Delta offers a depression/bipolar support group from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Library. Please Call CMHA Delta to register for your first meeting at 604-943-1878 • Delta Nature hosts a presentation by Sofi Hindmarch, who will be speaking about owls and the risks posed by

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$50,000 to move the cottage, and would greatly depend on the final destination. She said many people don’t realize that relocating a house is an option and can be mutually beneficial. While the Craigslist buyer gets an asset for free, the seller won’t have to pay for $15,000 or more in demolition costs. “Which is money that we can put back into our building budget,” said Smith. “And to me, even more importantly, it’s not going to the dump. Because it shouldn’t be, it’s not a teardown.” Smith said her family takes possession of the home in mid-April and will look to rent nearby while the new home is being built. They decided to buy in Tsawwassen after looking for land everywhere within a 30 kilometre radius of Vancouver. “We’d never been to Beach Grove and when we drove in were just like, wow, this is it. It just felt right.” The cottage is an estimated 1,100-squarefeet (102-square-metres) and was built in the 1960s. Photographs of the interior can be seen at the Craigslist ad. “If it does turn into a purchase and somebody takes it away I can’t wait for that day,” said Smith. “To see it go, it’ll be so cool to watch it get lifted and be moved.”

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Westham Island Canoe Pass Tidal Marsh Project ❙ Brent Chreptyk of the Delta Ice Hawks battles for possession of the puck Sunday night at Sungod Arena. The Ice Hawks lost the game 4-3 to the North Vancouver Wolf Pack, and were eliminated from the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs. Jim Kinnear photo

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The Delta Ice Hawks were eliminated from the first round of the Pacific Junior Hockey League playoffs Sunday at Sungod Arena, losing to the visiting North Vancouver Wolf Pack by score of 4-3. The Wolf Pack took the bestof-seven series four games to two. The Wolf Pack scored late in the first period to open the scoring, and stretched their lead to two early in the second period. Mak Barden had Delta’s first goal of the night, which came on the power play at the midway mark of the game. North Vancouver regained their two-goal lead less than a minute later with an unassisted goal from Marcus Houck. Robert Johnson again cut the lead to one, as he scored for the Ice Hawks with 30 seconds left in the middle frame. The Ice Hawks were able to tie the game early in the third period, thanks to Dakota Klassen’s power play goal. However, Houck

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notched his second goal of the night with 10 minutes left to play to give the Wolf Pack the game and the series. The Ice Hawks’ comeback attempts late in the game were thwarted by a pair of minor penalties. The team pulled goaltender Alexander Ahnert for the final 1:40, but were unable to find the back of the net. The Ice Hawks outshot the Wolf Pack 47-33, and went two-forthree on the power play. The Ice Hawks penalty kill was a perfect six-for-six. Brandon Gaunt had a pair of assists, while Brent Chreptyk, Benjamin Blake, David Rudin, and Barden each notched helpers of their own. Barden was named the game’s second star for his twopoint effort. The Ice Hawks fell behind in the series Saturday night, with their 3-2 overtime loss in Game 5 on the road. The Wolf Pack opened a twogoal lead early in the first period of the that game, but goals by Jeremy Gossard and Chreptyk kept

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