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Gasoline prices in Metro Vancouver have risen about 15 per cent this year and are now at their highest levels since mid-2008. Average pump prices in the region jumped a couple of cents to $1.20 per litre, according to tracking site vancouvergasprices.com. Gas prices hit $1.50 per litre in July of 2008 in the wake of a major spike in oil prices that year. But Michael Ervin, a petroleum consultant and vicepresident at the Kent Group, doesn't see prices getting that high again in the coming year. "I don't think we're going to see any quick return to that," he said. "2011 is not going to be characterized by any tremendous volatility in crude oil prices." Ervin said the depressed U.S. economy has helped curb demand and ensure there's plenty of surplus refining capacity in North America, helping keep consumer gas prices in check. Prices in B.C. are above the national average of $1.11 per litre. —Jeff Nagel
Free transit New Year's eve Groups of bird enthusiasts were out Dec. 27 helping with the annual Christmas Bird Count in the area from south Richmond to Point Roberts. Submitted photo
Bountiful bird count Northern Hawk Owl, Black Oystercatcher make the list in Ladner census CHRISTINE LYON REPORTER
ozens of avian enthusiasts braved the rain and wind on Monday (Dec. 27) to help put Ladner at the top of this year's Christmas bird count. More than 70 volunteers identified 143 feathered species in a 454-square-kilometre area from South Richmond to Point Roberts. The final tally is still tentative, but with only a few counts left in B.C. and raging blizzards in Eastern Canada, Ladner could wind up with the highest species count in the country. Hundreds of bird counts take place across North America every year from Dec. 14 to Jan 5. Data collected by birders helps scientists track winter bird populations and identify species in need of conservation. "It's a good activity and it makes people more aware of bird population numbers and the environment and protecting the habitat," said Ladner count co-ordinator Jude Grass. Despite blustery winds and some minor flooding, Grass said Monday's event was a success.
"Considering the weather, the birds were fairly co-operative and we got a good mix of species." A rare Northern Hawk Owl was spotted at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island, and a new species—the Northern Mockingbird—was added to the list. "They do occur in British Columbia, and they have occurred in the Lower Mainland, but never on our Christmas bird count," said Grass. Some 100 non-native Eurasian Collared Doves were counted and 260 Bald Eagles were seen at the Vancouver Landfill. Waterfowl were abundant and one determined team of volunteers returned to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal three times before finally spotting a Black Oystercatcher. Other common species, such as the Pileated Woodpecker, were nowhere to be seen this year. On Dec. 19 an estimated 130 species were identified in the Vancouver count, which includes the northern part of Richmond. Organizer Adrian Grant Duff said that number is a bit higher than usual. "We had some very good birders this
Transit service is free of charge today (Dec. 31) starting at 5 p.m. Translink offers its bus and SkyTrain service for free New Year's Eve to help encourage revelers to find a safe ride home. Translink says it will put additional buses into service throughout the system to accommodate the anticipated larger passenger loads. Final night bus departures from downtown will remain the same, but SkyTrain service will be extended approximately one hour on all lines. For more details on the holiday schedule, visit www.translink.ca.
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year. We probably had a few more people and probably covered the area a little more thoroughly," he said. Birders spotted 23,000 Northwestern Crows, and plenty of Rock Pigeons and Glaucous-winged Gulls. Rare sightings included Costa's Hummingbird, a Rhinoceros Ocelot, and the Western Scrub Jay—which is normally found further south in Oregon or California. "We probably got at least one of everything expected," Grant Duff said. This year, no one spotted any Ringnecked Pheasant, which usually hang out in large open fields. "It's partly a result of being fewer of those kinds of fields; they've been developed," Grant Duff said.
ety has been extended. Burns Bog Society president Eliza Olson was expecting a statement of defense from the federal government before Christmas, within 30 days of the group filing the lawsuit in late November. Now on its web site the society states it has been informed the response will not come until Jan. 24. The non-profit group claims Ottawa has violated a conservation covenant to protect Burns Bog by allowing construction of the South Fraser Perimeter Road, a four lane highway currently being built that will connect Deltaport Way with Highway 1 and the Golden Ears Bridge, and skirts the peatland along the way. In a media release last month Olson said, “The construction of the South Fraser Perimeter Road will have a significant impact to the health and well being of residents, plants and animals alike. Our governments have failed to conduct a thorough and credible analysis of the environmental impact of paving a highway through Burns Bog, over valuable farmland, and along the Fraser River.” —Kristine Salzmann
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Meet the newsmakers who made headlines this year They stirred up plenty of controversy, made people happy, elicited nationalistic cheers, provided a place to play for all and a place for rest, ignited protests here and across the province, solidified an emerging nation, put a human face on tragedy and loss, and earned a mark on the ballot paper in 2010. At the same time they also made headlines in the South Delta Leader—in some cases, plenty of them. And as the calendar draws to a close we have selected 10 of them as our
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newsmakers of the year. You may agree with our choices, or thought we missed out on ones who were more deserving. Either way, tell us what you think of our selections (email firstname.lastname@example.org), because 2010 was certainly a year full of news that kept the community buzzing. So, sit back and read about the year that was with some of the people who made a difference in South Delta. —Philip Raphael, editor
Ana Arciniega na Arciniega is responsible for thousands of silver screen induced smiles thanks to an enduring event that brings a heightened sense of community to warm summer evenings in Tsawwassen. It's the Tsawwassen Outdoor Movie Nights which Arciniega, executive director of the Business Improvement Association of Tsawwassen, launched three years ago. "I really think it's developed into something great and it took a lot of risks to bring something like this initially," Arciniega said. "But with the support of local business I think the community has taken to it." Attendance at the events, held on three separate nights in 2010, was around 1,000 per screening. "A lot of local people invite their friends, so we've had people from
Tsawwassen BIA's Ana Arciniega helped serve up a trip of outdoor movies again this summer, the third in a row which has become an eagerly anticipated community event. Tyler Garnham photo want people to gather, have fun and get ready for the movie to begin." A t t h e Ts a w w a s sen Town Centre Mall a block party was set up with a multitude of activities and displays from local businesses and organizations that created a vibrant atmosphere. The night also served to promote the annual
Cops For Cancer fundraising ride. So, what's on the bill for next summer? Arciniega said the community will be, as in past years, polled to choose a movie. "And I think I'm going to simplify some things, and let the community have fun before the movie." —Philip Raphael
an Paton emerged from the status of long time Delta farmer and auctioneer to a rookie municipal politician this September. Paton led the polls in the Sept. 18 byelection, held to replace George Hawksworth who passed away in March, from start to finish. When the counting was completed he had earned the support of 5,752 voters (33.89 per cent). His nearest rival, Sylvia Bishop, drew 4,630 votes. Asked if he had anticipated winning, Paton said, "It's one of those things, you know, you're in elementary school and you think you're the fastest runner in school by a mile until you got to the regional track meet and realize there's a lot of people who are a lot faster than you." As much as he knew in his heart that he'd be a good candidate, Paton said he understood there was a strong field of others vying for that one vacant spot on Delta Council. "You always wonder, do I have a chance?" he said. Endorsements by Mayor Lois Jackson and sitting councillors Bruce MacDonald, Robert Campbell and Scott Hamilton didn't hinder Paton's campaign which was characterised by a grassroots approach which traded on his history in the community. During the Leader's candidates forum Paton broached the issue of offering tax incentives to encourage
Ian Paton's successful byelection campaign filled the vacant spot on Delta Council. Tyler Garnham photo re-development on the Delta side of Scott Road and decried the possibility of "big box" retail coming to Tsawwassen First Nation land. "If TFN thinks they're going to put in a big box shopping mall and wipe out Tsawwassen and Ladner business, I'll throw myself in front of the bulldozers," he said at the forum. Since being elected, Paton said the biggest thing he has learned is the amount of negativity in the community from a small, but vocal group of residents. "You wake up on a Monday morning and think Delta is a great place to live, and pick up a newspaper later in the week and think, what's wrong with our community. Why all this pessimism. It's ridiculous." —Philip Raphael
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he name Harry Caine is associated with a host of community projects in South Delta. This year the Tsawwassen/ Bounday Bay Lions Club member completed one of his dreams—establishing a playground that would welcome children of all abilities. The sprawling facility at Centennial Beach would become the first of its kind in B.C., and a source of pride for Caine who was also involved a couple of years ago with the outdoor exercise facility at Winskill Park— a first in Canada. “The results of the playground are totally awesome. I didn’t expect it to be as great as it was and I’m overwhelmed with the results,” Caine said.
The facility draws youngsters and their families from all over the Lower Mainland, Caine said, helping keep the destination one of the most visited parks in Metro Vancouver. “We’’ve had vans with kids coming all the way from Chilliwack to Tsawwassen to play in this playground,” he said. “So, for me to see the results of what we did, it’s just fantastic.” The park, which added the disabled access portion that doubled its size, was opened June 19. Cost of the addition was around $400,000. The original structure was also a local Lions Club project. At the opening Caine thanked those who helped make the project possible, includ-
Put the mortgage professionals to work for you! Projects that benefit the community provide a great source of pride, says Lion Club member Harry Caine. Tyler Garnham photo ing the municipality, Metro Vancouver, the province, and donors such as Century Group president Sean Hodgins who contributed a piece of equipment, an oversized see-saw that can accommodate children who use wheelchairs. Since the playground opening Caine has been involved with the com-
mittee overseeing Metro Vancouver’s development of a new concession stand, washrooms and change rooms that are adjacent to the playground. W h a t ’s n e x t f o r Caine? “Oh, I don’t know. But there will be something,” he said. “I can’t stop.” —Philip Raphael
Nancy Macey Hospice finds a home
fter working for many years to establish a hospice facility locally, Nancy Macey saw her vision come true early this year. "This is a celebration of what is possible," said Macey at the official opening of 10-suite hospice facility and adjacent Centre for Supportive Care Jan. 23. While it has taken about 20 years to get the facility open and in service, Macey said at the gathering of the Leader's top newsmakers that the project moved ahead quickly once the Fraser Health Authority approved usage of the land adjacent to Delta Hospital. "Within the last two and a half years we raised $7.6 million, designed, built and opened the hospice," said the Delta Hospice Society's executive director. At the hospice opening two families who contributed $1 million each to the campaign were recognized. John Thomas, who ran Delta Cable, spoke on behalf of his family, said they are "very pleased, honoured and indeed privileged" to have the chance to name the residence "in memory of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Irene Norma Thomas." Centur y Group president Sean Hodgins announced the naming of the supportive care centre in honour of his grandparents, Harold and Veronica Savage. Macey, who started the hospice society in 1991, said grief at an early age shaped who she is today. Her brother drowned at age six when she was 10, and her father passed away with prostate cancer when she was 20. And in those days there was no support for families. "It's (hospice) something Delta didn't have and Delta probably wasn't going to get and so it really took a lot of energy to say we need to have this, we want to have this," she said. "And the community rallied around. Between our volunteers, our (fundraising) thrift store
Delta Hospice Society's Nancy Macey with plans for the facility which opened in January. Tyler Garnham photo
and donors it was a huge community project." Macey stressed the facility is run by the society with operating costs coming from Fraser Health which leases the land for $1 a year. "It's certainly a community endeavour," she said, "which is how we wanted it to be." The arrangement has garnered plenty of interest from outside Delta. "We've certainly had a lot of people come and have a look at it," Macey said. "And they are all trying to create something in their communities." Another unique aspect is the facility's Centre for Supportive Care. "That really supports the whole community," Macey said. "It supports people with serious illnesses who are at home. So, it's not just about the beds and the last few weeks of life. It's actually about how do people live a quality of life and how do we support them. So, this has been exciting thing to create." —Philip Raphael
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TFN Chief Kim Baird presided over plenty of milestones in 2010. Tyler Garnham photo the ceremony. "But what it really is is the site of the Tsawwassen Gateway Logistics Centre. We're excited to see this as the first step of our industrial land strategy that we developed last year after becoming a treaty First Nation in 2008." The facility will act as
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Sean Hodgins Southlands draws fire while philanthropy earns award
entury Group's controversial plans for the Southlands were at the forefront of many residents' minds during the review of the Tsawwassen Area Plan this past year. Whether you have been in favour of the proposed changes or not, it's difficult to dispute that president Sean Hodgins has reached out to the public to communicate his ideas and inspiration for the 531 acre parcel in Tsawwassen (which is zoned for agriculture by the municipality but not in the Agricultural Land Reserve). Hodgins wants to integrate mixed density housing units, farmland, and community amenities such as an urban farming education centre and market square. Supporters view the plan as a chance to spearhead a new age of sustainable development. Opponents, who outnumbered those in favour at public meetings, fear losing more viable agricultural land to development at a time when food security is becoming
a global concern. And the thought of 1,900 additional units and a glut of vehicles added to Tsawwassen's main artery, 56 Street, had more residents out in droves denouncing the plan. In response, the Tsawwassen Area Plan review com- Sean Hodgins at the opening of the Delta mittee has recom- Hospice Society's new supportive care centre last mended to Delta January. Jim Kinnear file photo council the Southat Centennial Beach that was finlands retain its agricultural land ished earlier this year, and $1 miluse designation. lion towards the Delta Hospice But it's not just Century Group's Society's supportive care centre ideas for the Southlands and that opened in Ladner last Januthe strong emotional reactions ary (named after Hodgins' grandthey've stirred up in the commu- parents, Harold and Veronica Savnity that has Hodgins among our age). top 10 news makers of 2010. Century Group was recognized The company consistently for its philanthropy last month contributes to the community with an Outstanding Corporation through generous donations, Award from the Vancouver chapsuch as $50,000 towards the ter of the Association of FundraisTsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions' ing Professionals. Club's new accessible playground —Kristine Salzmann
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sawwassen First Nation Chief Kim Baird is used to making history. In past few years she has presided over many events which have ushered in her community as an independent nation. Asked what her highlight of 2010 was, Baird said, "Seeing our legislature run for the first time as a self-governing First Nation was absolutely beyond my wildest dreams. And my community took over the ceremonial aspects of it and it was gratifying to see that." Baird added the first tw o le gis l a ti ve sessions earlier in the year were relatively low key affairs. But the third one, held Nov. 2, included distinguished guests which included B.C. Lt. Governor Steven Point, a number of government MLAs, Delta South independent MLA Vicki Hun-
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driving-related injuries and deaths by 35 per cent between 2008 and 2013. They then created Alexa's Team, recognizing B.C. police officers who forwarded to Crown a minimum of 10 impaired driving charges in the past year. The Middelaers are currently raising funds for Alexa's Bus, mobile blood alcohol testing units to assist officers during roadside check stops and at big events such as hockey games. The hope is the RVstyle vehicles will be large, purple (Alexa's favourite colour) visual deterrents to impaired driving as well as a tool officers can use to process drivers for evidence on site rather than take them back to a police station. For more on the campaign, visit act4alexa.com. —Kristine Salzmann
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remember for the rest of my life." The intensity of playing for his country was followed by another euphoric experience—winning the Stanley Cup. As it's a tradition for players of the winning team to have Lord Stanley's mug in their possession for a day, the defenceman paid a visit to the South Delta Recreation Centre in mid-July to show off the prestigious trophy to the public. "It's an honour to bring it (cup) back to Tsawwassen where I grew up," Seabrook said
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` While not necessarily athletes, a number of South Deltans were proud torch bearers in the 2010 Olympic Winter Games torch relay, including a few who hoisted the torch through their hometown this past February. Canadian spirit was evident throughout the streets as residents displayed red and white attire and waved signs as the relay passed.
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` For the fourth straight year, the Delta Impact captured the U14 A provincial ringette championship this past March. The Impact continues to develop some of the best players in the country, with eight from Delta named to an all-star team that won the the prestigious Wood Memorial Tournament in Edmonton.
involved working out and training on ice with Vancouver Giants director of player development Ian Gallagher, whose son, Brendan, was a mainstay with the WHL's Giants.
players from the South Delta Secondary Sun Devils—Daniel Johnston, Tilo Proctor, and Sean Fonseca—joined with other players representing Delta, Richmond, New Westminster and Burnaby at the B.C. Summer Games in July.
rowers at the CanAmMex junior regatta in Tennessee this July. The Delta Secondary grad also scored bronze in the men's quad race. Ladner's Shoma Sasaki was in Ontario in August with his teammates on the Vancouver Mounties AAA Bantam baseball team to represent B.C. at the Canadian National Bantam AAA Championships. Sasaki, 15 at the time, had stolen more than 130 bases during the season, making him a threat on the base paths just like his Seattle Mariners' idol Ichiro Suzuki.
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` Ladner teen Kye Walstrom became the youngest rider in the 43-year history of the event to place first at the Baja 1000 race in Ensenda, Mexico in the ATV category. The 17-year-old seasoned mountain biker and young stuntman was part of a team of riders which took on competitors from 37 different countries at the 1,000 mile event. 'Hawks Kody Boterill (left) and Richmond Sockeye's Ryan Cooper fight for the puck at a recent PIJHL game. The two clubs are in contention for the league's top spot. Jim Kinnear file photo loops in August, including medal performances by Talon Slade, Alison Gracon, Sarah Munro and Melissa Kwantes.
` Ladner's Sam Clare, 16, was named among the top 50 lacrosse players in Canada, ranked 37th in a report published by Lacrosse— Inside the Game this fall. Clare, who started playing when he was barely old enough to hold a lacrosse stick, said he was blown away by the ranking.
` Tsawwassen field hockey products Mark Pearson and Rob Short made a pair of trips to Delhi, India in 2010 where they competed World Cup in March and the Commonwealth Games in October. At the World Cup, the Canadians finished at the bottom of their pool in the 12-team tournament. They had much better results later in the year, finishing seventh overall with two wins, one loss and two ties. One of those ties was to the highly touted Engilsh team. The red and white are now preparing for the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, where a first place finish would guarantee them a spot at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England.
for women in the province. At the Age Group National Championships in Winnipeg standout Dolphin Noemie Thomas became the current Canadian record holder in the 13 to 14-year-old 100 metre butterfly event. The club also had four swimmers selected to the Canadian Junior National team, two swimmers representing Canada at the Junior Pan Pacific Games in Hawaii, and a few swimmers achieved senior national times making them eligible to swim at Olympic trials in two years.
` On the junior gridiron, nine players from the South Delta Rams bantam team were named to the Vancouver Mainland Football League's 40-player all star team roster
` And the Delta Ice Hawks excited local Junior B ice hockey fans with a streak of wins through the first half of the season, closing out 2010 in the top spot in the PIJHL's Tom Shaw Conference with a record of 24 wins, five losses and a pair of overtime defeats—a single point lead over the Richmond Sockeyes. The record came as the 'Hawks changed coaches early in the season. Out was Darryl Erickson on Oct. 20 and in came Dave McLellan in a surprising move based more on coaching experience than the club's record. Ice Hawks general manager Peter Zerbinos said the decision to make the coaching change was necessitated by the influx of players returning from Jr. A camps at the start of the season. —Kristine Salzmann and Philip Raphael
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True 'minivan' evolves New Mazda5 for 2012 gets refined touches PHILIP RAPHAEL EDITOR
've got a soft spot in the automotive world for the Mazda5. That's because I've owned one since 2006 and it has faithfully ferried my family around town and to the Okanagan and back to visit grandparents in all kinds of conditions with very few faults or disappointments. With close to 100,000 km on the odometer I remain steadfastly committed to it . . . that is until I was offered a week-long test in the new, 2012 version of the downsized mini van. Who wouldn't want to take a peek at the latest and greatest interpretation of what has been a solid seller for Mazda since it was introduced in 2005? The trouble for me was, as I approached the new model delivered to my driveway just before Christmas, would I be able to get past the new, exterior design theme? Mazda has curi-
ously chosen this sixseat, family hauler to help debut a new set of wavy, streamlined body creases, called Nagare (flow) which goes hand in hand with what it calls SKYACTIV. It's a commitment to reduce body weight across its model range and improve fuel efficiency by 30 per cent by 2015. But I'm still not sold on the new look of the Mazda5. Although, if I get beyond that and look at its SKYACTIV inspired underpinnings I can see its new 2.5 litre engine, which boasts improved efficiency, and six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The result is better road response as torque rises from 148 pound feet to 163. On the style side, gone are the trademark vertical rear brake and signal light stack that hid the D pillars. They have been replaced by horizontal clusters. The effect is a sleeker, more refined look. Inside, there are a series of upgrades that
keep the Mazda5 in step with its stablemates which have a level of fit and finish that approaches German and luxury Japanese nameplates. The dash layout has pretty much been lifted from the Mazda3 with a centre stack of controls for cabin environment and stereo finished in a matte black—quite a contrast to the cascading plastic "chrome" in earlier models. Absent is the engine temperature needle in favour or a simple blue icon for cold and red for hot. My deep red GS base mode tester came with a six-speed manual transmission that had all the slick shifting feel worthy of a sports sedan. Add $1,200 if you want the automatic. With good clutch feel and take up, this is the best way to get the most out of the new power plant. Working rearwards, the passenger sliding doors feel more solid on their rails than previous models. And the rear
trunk door has a smooth finished hand grip where older Mazda5s versions have a rough metal edge. Overall, the driving experience in the 2012 Mazda5 is even more car-like than before. It's dimensions make it maneuverable in traffic and parking lots. And it's base price of $21,795 keeps it an attractive product for those not in the market for a full-sized minivan. editor@southdeltaleader. com
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SOUTH DELTA LEADER FRIDAYFriday december SOUTH DELTA LEADER December31 31 2010 2010 › >
HOMES FOR RENT
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BOXING WEEK SALE!
2010 FORD F150 SALE
30 AVAILABLE AT
25 OFF %
2010 Ford F150 XLT Supercrew 4x4 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price $41,299
SALE PRICE $30,794
13580 SMALLWOOD PLACE
Richport Ford Richmond Automall
Smallwood Westminster Hwy
No. 6 Rd
Sale starts December 26, 2010, ends January 3, 2011.
Mon-Thurs. 8:30am-8:00pm • Fri & Sat. 9:00am-6:00pm • Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm Disclosure: above offer applies to W1E81691. Offer valid on select NEW IN STOCK XL, XLT, XTR, FX2 AND FX4 models, from Dec 26th 2010 to January 3rd 2011 at Richport Ford Lincoln. Sale price does not include documentation fee of $599.00 and HST of 12%. Discount is made up of $7500 Delivery Allowance from Ford Motor Company Canada plus $2824.75 dealer discount.